Today marks the beginning of a marvelous Fall season for LA (by way of Virginia) quartet Mansions on the Moon: their Fall tour is kicking off in LA, their new self-titled album is being released, AND…it’s Taco Tuesday. If that’s not the Tuesday to end all Tuesdays, then I don’t know what is.
Mansions on the Moon’s self-titled album is filled with their signature brand of synth-fueled, dreamy pop songs & glossy dance tunes that will no doubt make for a high energy, fun-filled live show. So brace yourself, America – Mansions on the Moon are about to blast off.
Karl Kling is a good person, and even better friend. Couldn’t be more stoked for him regarding his success with RAC, but as he pushes it further and more personally with his solo career. This past weekend in Sacramento, we were messing around on the decks, and he played a song that instantly struck me as truly special. It was a warm, full-bodied, indie-infused number, just oozing with personality. He sent it over, and its been stuck on repeat.
Karl Kling has spent the majority of the last 4 years performing and DJing around the world as part of the internationally renowned RAC. Kling’s vocal and lyrical contribution to the RAC album “Strangers” helped showcase him as an up-and-comer with the notable song “Repeating Motion.” In the last year Karl has set out to expand his efforts in writing, producing and releasing music under his own name. The debut single “I Will Wait” from his forthcoming full-length release presents a versatility in musicianship, lyricism, and pop sensibility.
Slowly transition into fall with me as the days become shorter and bodies become warmer. Ride down the coastline with chills down your spine as the tasty licks, insatiable riffs, and melodic choruses course through your veins. Always enjoy in good company and welcome what lies ahead with open arms.
Respect the Indian Solstice, its older and wiser than we are!
Tracklisting coming soon via ‘tropicool’ FB page…
10/2 @Vessel (San Francisco) w/ Mighty Mouse & Carousel
10/4,5,&6th @TBD fest (Sacramento)
It’s exactly the sultry psychedelic boogie that’s been missing from your life. As All We Are preps for their debut album to hit stores early in November, the Liverpol trio shares a single from the record that can be downloaded by pre-ordering their Freshmen LP on iTunes. It brings an air of cool from first strum that inhabits your inner rhythm until you’re one with the dance floor and ready to get lost. Enjoy!
Hot off the heels of his Here With Me remix, Bearson isn’t wasting time, returning today with a new remix of Venice by Alternative band The Lighthouse and the Whaler. Captivating the lead singer’s soothing vocals on his latest remix, Bearson’s edit gives the original an airy, tropical vibe. Bearson once again puts his signature sound on the original, creating something you’re guaranteed to fall in love with. With a hit original collaboration with FlicFlac and an astronomyy remix airing on BBC Radio 1, it’s safe to say Bearson is definitely one to watch.
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.