Our friends over at Prep School Recordings might have just landed on a golden goose. The young label has teamed up with Los Angeles indie band Kiven (named by Entertainment Weekly as the #2 “Great Indie Discovery” from CMJ 2012) to bring you their STEP REMIX EP, featuring remixes by LA producers Clinton VanSciver, Dr. Fresch, Aether and Shoe Scene Symphony. Ranging from indie-electro, deeper techno, and melodic big room house, the remixes of Kiven’s fresh-faced sound lands successful in its overhaul. Check them all out below!
*Kiven – “Step” Remix EP is available exclusively on Beatport now and on all other digital music retailers February 18th.
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It’s The Dirt #105 with aRod + Tropicool runnin’ the gamut on your favorite genres, from Indie to Disco to Deep House, there’s even a dash of Freestyle Booty Bass to grime things up. Along with an indie-riffic RAC remix of The Killers, we’ve also got Feeboy’s fresh new take on Duke Dumont’s sizzler-of-the-moment, “100%”. Also featured is the long awaited track “Excommunication” by Erkka…we’ve waited six long months for this deep electro gem to come out and it’s finally here! And if that’s not enough, we’ve got some freshies from Grizzly Bear, Lancelot, Hot Natured and many more.
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For a lesson in diversity in dance music, one should look no further than AMTRAC’s SoundCloud. AMTRAC is one of the few producers out there whose original & remix work genre-hop seamlessly and effortlessly. When listening to AMTRAC’s work, you get the feeling that he doesn’t purposefully set a course for a particular sound. There’s a sense that the end result of every track he produces is a natural progression of ideas that always seem to work well for whatever style the track ends up being.
Foals have a new highly anticipated album all set for release this February and what better way to help launch the hype into the stratosphere than a remix by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Foals x TEED is a mindblowing match made in dance floor heaven – TEED’s remix of “My Number” is deep, dark, indie-club vibes at its finest.
TEED’s SoundCloud says the track will be “Out soon x”. This one’s going to be massive…soon cannot come soon enough.
The boys over at Sole Bicycle Co. are back with another hour long ‘fixtape’ to complement those long frosty cold winter rides. This time around they got our lovable ‘Sumertime, All the Time’, key losing, sliding glass door smashing, San Francisco brethren, Viceroy, hand selecting some musical goodness to bring some feel good summer vibes to you this holiday season.
Download previous Fixtapes HERE.
Also be on the lookout for the Solé Bicycle Advent Giveaway on Christmas Eve!
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Ninety-nine. We’re one Dirt away from that magical century mark. But before we get there, The Dirt #99 is what’s happening NOW. It’s the latest killer tracks all in one place: a Jesse Rose remix of Duke Dumont’s “The Giver” (with female vocals!), The Chromatics covering New Order, a MASSIVE Italo/French House remix of Estelle’s classic “American Boy”, a new GLOVES remix, a new Monarchy track, that Disclosure remix of Artful Dodger (the exclamation point on a stellar year for the Disclosure boys) and more. Peep the tunes below + grab that hot (FREE) ten pack of tracks! And don’t forget your 99 Red Balloons on the way out…
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With a prolific artist like RAC, the key to being successful is a diversity in sound. While some may say that an RAC “sound” does exist, André & company have still managed to put out quality remix after quality remix without having a boring, go-to formula. From italo to indie to disco to rock, RAC always manage to keep things fresh and new.
The latest RAC remix is “Float” by Pacific Air. Once again we find the crew taking a leap in a slightly different direction, this time going with a darker indie-electro sound, fitting for the Fall/Winter season. And once again RAC comes up aces. Grab the FREE download below and rock that remix.
Our boy, Viceroy, still refuses to believe there are seasons other than summer and its quite an awesome way to live. His new single entitled ‘While We’re In Love’ features vocals by Ghost Beach and was just released on Heavy Roc Music. It’s an electric euphoric anthem guaranteed to get you up, and out of your seat.
Kris Menace has a new album coming out entitled Features which includes collaborations with The Presets, Robert Owens, Simon Lord, The Glass and others. The first single off the album is the track “Hide” featuring the always fabulous Miss Kittin. ”Hide” delivers what you would expect from these two electronic music legends – lush, pulsating beats and soaring, sultry vocals.
Dirtying up things on the remix end are PWNDTIAC whose driving electro remix is certain to thrash every dance floor it touches. With early buzz from Queen Annie Mac, this remix is already picking up some serious steam. Do not miss out on this one. The PWNDTIAC remix of “Hide” is out NOW via Compuphonic.
Some of our favorite dudes, and purveyors of rad live psychedelic electronic rock, American Royalty, have just released their new single ‘Honey & Queen’ on UK’s Dummymag.com. Soon to be released on their upcoming EP, Prismatic, which will be released in February 2013 via Guns in the Sun Records. Warm grooves, buzzing vocals, & psychedelic riffs are married seamlessly together in the iconic American Royalty sound we have all been salivating over since the beginning.