Late last year, the emerging producer/DJ ZOSIA graced us with a journey-like mix driven by classy, minimal house and techno. Since then, she’s been refining her skills in the studio, and her time and effort is surely starting to pay off. ZOSIA recently released her personally meaningful debut song, “Marma,” and has received nothing but glowing feedback. The tune features deep, dubby low-end, brooding textures, just the right amount of percussion, and an overall, stripped down arrangement, forming a vibe reminiscent of Recondite, one of Berlin’s finest. Enjoy, grab the free download, and read on about its important context within ZOSIA’s life.
“The inspiration behind Marma is the concept of personal growth. Everything we create in the present moment is a reflection of all that we have learned and experienced in the past. In other words, Marma is an accumulation of all the memories I have ever experienced, translated into sound.
I’m very shy naturally, so instead of forcing myself to become an extrovert I decided to communicate through what I love the most: sound. Marma is very special to me because it’s the first song I’ve created that truly expresses who I am as a person.
One last thing that I hold close to my heart. It’s a known fact that males dominate the music production industry. I can’t speak for other women, but one of the reasons why it took me so long to release a song is because I kept trying to perfect my skills in fear of not being taken seriously. (Someone once asked me who my ghost producer is! C’mon now, really?!) And whether it’s regarding music or any other passion, I think the world would be a much more cheerful place if we weren’t afraid to face our fears. People will judge either way, but if something makes you happy then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t pursue it proudly.” – ZOSIA
If you’re looking for something dreamy & cosmic, our girl Zosia has got you covered. Her latest live poolside mix is taken from her recent set at the WAVEY pool party series held in DTLA’s Hotel Figueroa (and hosted by Dim Mak & The Well). Zo’s mix is what poolside dreams are made of. Except, instead of UBERing to the pool party, you fly in on a pegasus & upon arrival, you’re dropped down into a heart shaped pool filled with champagne & glitter. Or at least that’s how this mix will make you feel. It’s an endless journey up through the clouds & down inside a pool of stars…
…or something like that.
The productions of Craig Williams go a long way in my MP3 library – his remixes are known for taking dance pop anthems and morphing them into techno laced dance floor stompers. A hefty trait to be known for, to say the least. His latest is no exception taking Duke Dumont‘s 2015 fanfare “The Giver” and reducing it into it’s simplest four on the floor counterpart. Ripe for anytime past midnight, it’s sure to bring the ruckus to any club or festival setting.
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Tycho‘s latest album was one for the books. He seems to have matured with time and ripened alongside some very talented musicians that supported his sound on the record. So it only seems natural to have remixers come out of the woodworks in a similar profound fashion. Bibio x Tycho, what an exciting concept, and the tune does not fall short of the possibilities that plagued my mind prior to first listen. The natural bird sounds and faded guitar strums narrate a fantastical daydream that transport you to a simpler time. It’s minimal at it’s finest, because that’s all a song really needs to be.
Coldplay released a new single this past Tuesday and it seems like the internet could not get over how much it sounded like Bon Iver. Regardless of their new sound, it was only a matter of time before everyone jumped on the bootleg remix train. The first one that caught my eye was this subtle, yet dancey take by NYC resident and Parisian transplant LEVI. Available for free download via his facebook page it’s chill in all the best ways.
Warning: this will make you feel some type of way. As if my obsession with this track couldn’t get any more real, MNEK had to go and drop the four on the floor, insert an unmerciful amount of piano, and let his talented vocals run rampant on the track. Guaranteed to stir up every emotion you’ve got in your arsenal, grab the nearest tissue box and just let em flow…
Our very own aRod returns with another seasonal mix – FallGaze 2013. Whether it’s warm indie/disco sounds to fit the feel of the Indian Summer or darker, sexier deep house/minimal sounds to go with the cooler, moody feel of Autumn, this mix will fit whatever vibe you’re feelin’. The track list includes originals from Nadia Ksaiba, Hot Natured, LUXRY & Daniel Avery plus remixes by Diamond Cut, Grafton Primary, GRUM, Jonas Rathsman, PIXELATED and many more. Extra special shout out goes to the artists/labels/management who helped out with a few exclusives (Kaytranada’s remix of “Perfect Form” by Cyril Hahn and Joe Goddard’s remix of “Everything You Never Had” by Breach).
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Yolanda Be Cool‘s massive rebranding effort from their 2010 hit single, “We No Speak Americano,” has proved to be very fruitful. Signing to Dim Mak Records for the U.S. release of their new album turned a lot of heads, and their mix for the label’s pool party in Miami stirred up a lot of passion. With many ID’s on their way according to some facebook activity, a new song and video titled, “A Baru In New York,” has come into being.
It would appear Kieran Hebden has been pretty busy recently conjuring up two massive dance records at the same time, for two separate projects. First, JT gets a Four Tet makeover for his omnipresent “Suit & Tie” record. Its use of the vocal stems makes it one of the more original interpretations and features some tech house to compliment a very minimalistic acapella version of the record. Also included in this post is Four Tet‘s contribution to the Nonplus Records compilation release titled, “Four These Times.” Boddikah, Joy Orbison, and Lowtec comprise of the other talent featured on the “Think and Change” project. The bass in Four Tet’s record finds its groove right away and features a simple vocal sample repeating one line over and over at changing frequencies. The percussion in it has his fans admiring a sound more reminiscent of his earlier works — an impressive feat considering how different these two productions are.
It’s been 17 years since Josh Wink‘s original Minimal Tech hit, ‘Don’t Laugh,’ made its way into record stores around the globe in the mid 90s, and with all sub-genres of electronic music exploding at the moment, Josh found some time to team up with Saved Records boss, Nic Fanciulli, for a revamped remix ready for the 2012 crowds that was just released today on Fanciulli’s imprint. An ultimate classic dance music tune. Stream the 2012 remix + 1995 original after the jump and pick it up on Beatport now. Muahahaha. Continue Reading