Alex Metric. Such a well rounded chap. In 2014 alone, he’s given us bounce House bangers like “Hope” & “My Heart Weighs A Ton”, he’s made us feel the groove with Oliver on “Galaxy” and he’s taken us intergalactic on his Electro/Disco/House collaborations with Yuksek (under their moniker The Alexanders). Today he’s back, building up some of that old Indie street cred with a brand new remix of “Games for Girls” by Say Lou Lou. It’s fun times on the dance floor on this Indie Electro remix & proof that when it comes to genres, Alex Metric knows no limits. A well round chap, indeed.
Whether he’s dropping down the bpm on a broken beat/Hip Hop remix or he’s amping things up on a power House remix, Pat Lok always keeps his listeners on their toes. And here again that diversity shines through on his latest remix of the song “Trigger” by New York-by-way-of-Istanbul songwriter Sirma. Pat Lok’s exquisite remix is filled with plenty of deep bass & driving piano licks to get you moving on the dance floor but also filled with enough sensuality & elegance to get you lost out on that same dance floor. Time to get lost…
Our pals, French Horn Rebellion, just released their summer mixtape and suffice it to say, they never disappoint. Let the delicious vibes carry you through the week. Keep your eyes peeled for their upcoming US tour accompanied by Zak Waters; you won’t want to miss it.
Goldroom is releasing a new track next week titled “Till Sunrise” and prior to its release, he is experimenting with a little project he likes to call The Premix. Here are Josh’s own words in regards to his experiment:
“Basically, you can download the vocal stem on Soundcloud and make your own remix before the song is even out. The premix is an experiment. Remixes are a big part of the creative world I live in, and it has always been important to me to give up-and-coming producers the chance to work with my songs unencumbered.”
We love the idea of The Premix. Any chance to inject new life into the release process that also gives up & coming producers a chance to shine is something we’re on board with. Fresh off the premix train is MyKill, our guy in SF who we love here at GDD. One of the main reasons we love him: the dude’s not afraid to throw down some sax! The smokey vocals on “Till Sunrise” (courtesy of Mammals) alongside some feel good sax make MyKill’s remix one smooth ride.
Also, be sure to check out MyKill’s latest orginal track, “Moonlight” (produced along with Walker):
Without a doubt, Jungle’s self titled debut album is one of 2014′s finest (see our review HERE). Another artist having an equally amazing 2014 is Lxury. And now…having heard that Lxury has remixed one of the standout tracks from Jungle’s oh-so brilliant album? Well that just takes 2014 to a whole other level. Lxury adds his signature wizardry to Jungle’s “Time”, turning the Electro Funk original into a blissful journey through synth utopia.
The artwork for the new single “Don’t Tell” by Mansions on the Moon perfectly encapsulates what it feels like when listening to the brand new track: it’s like floating through a turquoise/hot pink sky on a bed of cotton candy clouds. It’s a celestial, euphoric Disco Pop, alterna-lectro tune that sets the table nicely for what the band has to offer in the very near future. Mansions on the Moon will be releasing their self titled debut album this Fall. And, if “Don’t Tell” is any indication on what the album has in store, then excitement levels are sky high.
Be sure to check out the information below on the band’s partnership with PledgeMusic:
PledgeMusic.com – Mansions on the Moon
“MOTM has partnered with Pledge Music to offer exclusive merchandise packages through an online pre-sale campaign which will help fund the album printing, production, and tour. With live shows, new music and more coming this year, 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for MOTM. Keep your eyes peeled for further updates.”
Dr. Fresch is proud to announce the release of KDrew – “Last Train To Paradise (Dr. Fresch)”, as the winning remix of Good Game Records’ KDrew – “Last Train To Paradise” official remix competition! Dr. Fresch’s remix is now available for free download through Good Game Records’ SoundCloud. In addition to receiving an official remix release on Good Game Records, Dr. Fresch will also be performing on the main stage at Red Rocks, Colorado on July 18th at Global Dance Festival as a part of the grand prize for winning the competition. It tastes good, and is plenty funky! Check it out below.
Alright, here you go. ”Trainwreck 1979″, the sweltering new single from Death From Above 1979, is just the wake up call you’ve been waiting for. No Disco fluff. No Deep House snooze fest. And no Big Room bullshit. Just that trademark DFA 1979 sound, complete with heavy bass fuzz, pounding drums & howling vocals that your ears have been longing for lo these many years. The key missing ingredient for many current day rock bands is that they don’t know how to keep their edge when factoring in the dance element to their music. This has never been, nor will ever be the case for DFA 1979. ”Trainwreck 1979″ is a another kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-in-your-face Dance Punk classic.
Ten years after their first album, “You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine” was released, DFA 1979 will release their follow up album, “Physical World” on Septemeber 9th via Last Gang Records. GET FIRED UP.
(Wait, does this mean we can hold out hope for follow up albums from Mylo and The Avalanches, too?!?)
German artist PWNDTIAC digs deep into his big bag of Funk on his new four track EP “Hey Girl”. The EP is full of big basslines, crispy percussion, bubbly synths, stylish vocal samples and even includes a ripping horn breakdown. The “Hey Girl” EP skillfully & flawlessly balances throwback 80s Funk & Freestyle with modern Disco & Electro Funk. Check out the fantastic video for the title track “Hey Girl”.
***BONUS POINTS TO ANYONE WHO CAN GUESS THE SAMPLE IN “HEY GIRL”***
The “Hey Girl” EP (with additional production from Digitalfoxglove on “Ready”) features two massive remixes by Justin Faust & Douze and has already received big support by Tensnake, Boris Dlugosh, Sleazy McQueen, Henry Saiz, Vincenzo & Chordashian.
“Hey Girl” EP will be available June 30th via We Love This. Grab your pre-order HERE & be ready to get down!
Our bud, Yuksek, just dropped off an amazing compilation album off of his label Partyfine. We knew it was going to be good, but this is beyond excellent. The parisians are making quite amazing tunes right now, and the summertime is when they shine. The album feels great all the way through, housing a great collection of tunes, showcasing what makes this label truly special. Spot on!
CD & Double Gatefold Vinyl