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
Digital Structures have just released the second installment of their miniature compilation series, At the Crossroads. At the Crossroads Vol. 2 is a well-rounded record that showcases some of Digital Structures best talents. The new compilation premieres their recent label recruit, Child remixing A. Balter & Eitan Reiter‘s ‘Komodo Dragon’. Also on the compilation is GDD favorite Danalog with a groovy and un-deniably catchy new track entitled Ol’ Paapsh, a guaranteed dance floor killer.
Check out the compilation after the jump!
As with many profound experiences, words cannot express the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that culminated from the 3-day fantasy land, Lightning in a Bottle. After attending, I realized what it was that motivates a company to be committed to “the highest levels of art, production, and aesthetic to always challenge people’s preconceived notions of reality and what is possible.” (website) There are countless festivals and music events in the world, but it is clear that Lightning in a Bottle is in a class of it’s own because of The Do LaB‘s determination to create an event that encompasses music, art, spirituality, and culture.
Read our take on LIB 2012 after the jump!
Here’s something we welcome back with open arms: a brand new mixtape from Edwin van Cleef. Although not as consistent in terms of frequency, Edwin van Cleef’s mixtapes are certainly right on par with the likes of The Magician and Aeroplane in terms of quality monthly mixtapes (some say better). So anytime we can get our mitts on an EvC mix, our excitement levels are on high.
Earlier this year, EvC gave an upgrade to his mixtape titles. No longer does he simply name them after whatever current month he is in; he names his mixtapes after whichever favorite subgenres he is showcasing that particular month (subgenres which he totally doesn’t just make up, of course). This month is his “Starmix”, which I can only imagine is a fusion of subgenres which primarily exist in the outer reaches of the cosmos and were first discovered at some alien discotech or perhaps some pool party on Venus. It’s deep, atmospheric, galactic, funky spacehouse….or “Starmix”.
Last year turned out to be a great year for the 19-year-old German born producer Etnik and for good reason. With a plethora of well known producers praising the young prodigy for his dark and unique sound, Etnik exploded all over the EDM scene. The final kicker may have been when Skrillex shared Etnik’s newest remix of the track, Summer, by the Berlin-based indie duo, I Heart Sharks. Ever since, Etnik has been on powerful producers’ radars as he continues to churn out brilliant tunes left and right. I consider Etnik to be one of my favorite producers, so I could barely contain my excitement when he agreed to do a GDD™ interview and record an exclusive mix just for you dirty dancers.
Check out the Exclusive Interview + Mix after the jump!
What’s up loyal readers? Myself (Tre) and K.M.O.C. are on Dirt duty this week and we have some really exciting stuff for you and your upcoming weekend. My picks have 5 exclusive free downloads coming at you that range from sinister techno to swinging, groovy house.
I couldn’t be more excited to give away this Fazhands track on this week’s dirt! Downtown Sound is a pleasurably deep and intelligent tune that is perfect for that closing club set. Look out for more Fazhands in the future!
Now this is my kind of jam! Purloid‘s Lochmachinoch is a dark techno masterpiece that will make you bare your teeth and nod your head. The track’s bass line is nothing short of hypnotizing and Purloid keeps you interested with intelligent synthesis and sequencing.