Indie Dance


Billboard’s “Next Big Sound” artist, FMLYBND, has been making noise in the indie-electronic world with their debut EP, Gold, and their hit single, “Electricity,” that reached #1 on the Hype Machine twice. Already compared to acts like M83, MGMT, and Passion Pit, the six-piece Santa Barbara-based band is certainly well on their way to shape scene with their evocative fusion of organic and electronic elements paired with exceptional songwriting. Check out their Gold EP below and catch them at New Noise Festival in Santa Barbara on October 19th. They will also be on tour with the KROQ supported bands Kieve and Bad Suns in November.

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There’s nothing more satisfying than when an artist rewards fans with a proper tune after a lengthy hiatus (anything longer than a few months off is considered to be lengthy according to the Blog Time Conversion Chart).  Diamond Cut is a favorite artist among many blogs & his return to the remix is a welcomed one by his internet faithful.

Badboxes’ outstanding “JSMN” EP has been making the rounds over the last few months and Diamond Cut gives the title track a shiny overhaul on his brand new remix.  The synths cascade and shimmer in all the right places while the woven-together, heartfelt vocals (particularly the “tell me you love me” build up) are a thing of beauty.  After hearing the track you won’t be sure whether to smile or cry.

The track was released earlier this week via The Most Definitely for the low, low price of an email address.  Submit that addy & float away…
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As we make the transition from Summer to Fall, we’ve got a remix today which features two artists who befittingly capture the sound & feel of the seasonal transition.  It’s Southern California versus Northern California.  It’s sunshine versus haze.  It’s the bright, bouncy feel of Summer transitioning into the dusky, seductive feel of Fall.  It’s LA’s Goldroom getting the remix treatment from SF’s MyKill on the glorious track “Embrace”.  It’s the best of both worlds on this deep, seductive yet still sunny remix.  It’s the one time of the year when the guy in the beanie wearing a t-shirt & shorts doesn’t actually look too ridiculous…this track’s for you, bud.
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The French lord, otherwise known as Yuksek, has bestowed quite the composition of musical bliss upon us. He comes at us with a slew of timeless gems from the past, along with some tunes from the future, including his remixes of ‘Empire of the Sun – DNA’, & ‘Black Yaya – Paint A Smile On Me’ out on Partyfine now. The overall vibe of this tape encapsulates the end of our summer here perfectly. Euphoric tones & strong beating rhythms drive us strait into fall. Thanks to Solé Bicycles for yet another gem of a mixtape.

It’s a beautiful Friday no matter where you are today. Why? Because its the weekend, baby. Our good friend and my fellow Dim Mak resident Fashen just released his second installment for his Felicity mix series, an hour long drive into nu disco and indie dance. The tracklisting (below) has an all-star cast of tracks, guaranteed to make this one an essential to get you through the day or start up the night. The weekend is here!

TRACK LISTING:
1. Daddy’s Money (Follow Me Remix) – Johnny Stimson
2. Together (Punks Jump Up Remix) – Reflex
3. Midnight (Grum Remix) – Luke Million
4. Hold On, We’re Going Home (TJR Refix) – Drake
5. Mogadisco – JBAG
6. Without You feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Dillon Francis
7. On Holiday – Hey Champ
8. Over Your Shoulder – Chromeo
9. De Ja Vu (Luke Million Remix) – Moullinex
10. Moments (Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver Remix) – The Supermen Lovers
11. Breathe – Anna Lunoe
12. Celebrate – Empire of the Sun
13. Moontan Nocturnal (Grafton Primary Remix) – Crooked Colours
14. Explora – DJ DLG
15. Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix) – Phoenix
16. Melancholia (Kamp! remix) – Rebeka
17. Give You Up feat. KLP (Yuksek Remix) – Le Crayon
18. DNA (Alex Metric Remix) – Empire of the Sun
19. Rollercoaster feat. Sam Frank – Skream
20. See Right Through (Yaaman Remix) – Tensnake Ft. Fiora
21. Romanticise (Gold Fields Remix) – Chela
22. Kaleidoscope (Psychemagik Remix) – Mirror People
23. Git It (Kolombo Remix) – Them Jeans

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It’s Thursday, which means another 10 free tracks to put in your pocket from your friends here at GDD™. This week, aRod and I have gathered a diverse selection for you with originals, remixes, and edits all making an appearance. Make sure to hit the zip downloads to grab them all and feel free to browse by previewing each track on the Soundcloud players below.

aRod’s ZIP (5 tracks, 58 MB)
jonah’s ZIP (5 tracks, 46MB)
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Alex Metric continues to impress with a new remix of Empire of the Sun revealed today via his Soundcloud. Following up a successful pair of releases including his collaboration with Jacques Lu Cont titled “Safe With You” and a top remix for Foals‘ “Bad Habit,” Metric hits us with a feel-good remix of “DNA,” bringing me back to a 2008/2009 Indie Dance era. Not sure if this is official or not, but it should be. √+


Once dubbed by the holy Pete Tong as “Brazil’s answer to Daft Punk,” the latin synth lords are at it again with almost an hour of music for the already famous Solé Bicycles: Fixtape Series. This tape in particular is a great collection of italio-disco with heavy synth chords, jazzy percussion, and funky basslines. I feel like I’m in a late 80s dancehall taking crazy pills and wearing pants that match the wallpaper in your grandma’s bathroom; which is a GREAT thing. As always, the production & selection onfthe mix is sublime. Thank you, The Twelves, we’re always itching for more.

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The San Francisco based POPGANG Records is pleased to announce “Morning Light”, the first single from bay area jackin’ balearic deep house producer Light Echo. Warm analog synths and vocoders drive the classic yet modern disco vibes of the release.. Additionally, The EP features a tropical B-side re-dub from Light Echo, an Indie Dance remix from POPGANG records bosses, Manics; and a blissed out deep cut from Fritz Carlton to close out the release. Listen below and pick up the EP today on Beatport!

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