After nearly 10 years of composing and playing guitar/keyboards for the band Lotus, Luke Miller, aka Luke the Knife, turns his diverse musical skills and experience towards the DJ booth to revive a more organic funk and disco sound in the scene. With his extensive catalog of remixes and re-edits, he has been building a brand fit for the modern dance floor, much like his groovy jam band roots. Luke now gives us a guest mix that packages his tasteful nu-disco style into an impressive feel-good offering that includes many of his own stand-out edits, along with great tracks like Classixx’s remix of Panama’s “Always,” and the Treasure Fingers remix of “Without You” by Dillon Francis ft. TEED, among others. Download/Listen to the mix below and don’t miss his DJ sets or live performances that incorporate guitar, keys, guest drummers, percussionists, and a saxophonist.
Get familiar with Graff. Once sharing the same moniker as Steffi Graf, past world rank number 1 in tennis singles for a record 377 weeks, the German might be sad a name change has taken place. Not many know about this duo, and they might like to keep it that way; at least for a little. über agent and super sober world explorer, Sir Latane Hughes, teamed up with his best, yet mysterious & sheik mate, Antone Proler, embarking on a journey gracing the lands with their electrifying house sets. Anyone who has seen them live know how special this tandem really is. Flawless transitions, vast creativity, and only the hottest new tracks from their secret vault guarded by sloth from the goonies, always makes for something special.
We know big things are coming from these boys, so we jumped on asking them to make a tape now before they are number 1. They did not disappoint. Clocking in at just over 2 and a half hours chocked full of amazing samples and a very eclectic track-listing, the creativity is unmatched, and you’ll be on grooving’ anywhere. Take this one for a long ride and let the the future legendary beats fill your soul. Be on the lookout for a full original EP in the next few months.
Download and Full Tracklisting HERE
LA’s Dr. Fresch has been cultivating a strong online presence with his catchy bass-driven productions, while running his own label, Prep School Recordings, that is becoming a hub for emerging talent. With a diverse style ranging from chilled-out trap to disco and deep house, he draws upon a medley of influences to manifest his genre-fusing sound that has won him top spots on the Hype Machine and Billboard’s Next Big Sound. In his guest mix, Dr. Fresch weaves through club-ready floor fillers, like his latest track, “You’re My Obsession” ft. Nate Dogg & Animotion, Dusky’s “Careless,” and Tchami’s A Tribe Called Quest remix, before slowly dropping the tempo for a smooth, vibey finish.
Apart from his mix, we were able to catch up with Dr. Fresch about his latest single, LA’s influence on his music, plans for Prep School Recordings, and his own future musical endeavors. Read the full interview and check out the tracklist for the mix after the jump.
After storming onto the scene with his hit release on Hot Creations three years ago, Danny Daze has been a man on a mission. Growing up in Miami and DJing raves before he had a drivers license, his 15 year love affair with electronic music is finally catapulting him to an elite level. Earlier this week, Danny’s Silicon EP dropped on Jimmy Edgar’s label Ultramajic, and it is nothing short of awesomely brash, forward thinking techno. His recent move to Berlin by way of Barcelona after a short stint with Ellum boss Maceo Plex has clearly rubbed off on Daze. Elongated sirens, manic percussion, and transposed vocals are prevalent throughout the EP, while still holding some dance floor sensibility. In conjunction with the release, he also did a mix for Mixmag, where he flawlessly journeys through 74 minutes of white-label rarities and forthcoming gold. Stream both the EP and mix below.
Following up on their second petFood release that dropped yesterday, Miami’s up and coming trio of cosmic house music specialists, Dude Skywalker, has put together a fantastic guest mix to keep you dancing through the week and beyond. In their one hour slot, they artistically weave through some of the hottest tracks of the moment, while incorporating some deep cuts and even a remix of Casino Gold‘s “All I Need” from our own Troy Kurtz. Dude Skywalker has more impressive club-ready music on the way, so get familiar and enjoy the mix.
Tracklist after the jump…
After a year long hiatus, it seems French producer/DJ Mustard Pimp is back. And not only is the hard-stepping musician making a return, he’s doing so with a new sound and a new mixtape with which to show it off. Having coined the term ‘neo-gabber’, Mustard Pimp has developed what is best described as an ode to 90′s 160 BPM gabber records – by flipping them on their heads and spinning them into 125 BPM techno gremlins.
Read our exclusive interview about his return to music after the jump, and as a bonus here’s a first look at his brand new mixtape Isometrix 2, which includes a brand new track entitled Kick Back somewhere inside. Where? Well you’ll just have to find out.
Our friends at The Well & Rhonda have teamed up for the latest edition of the Sounds From The Well mix series, with Rhonda co-founder and resident DJ, GODDOLLARS, selecting 73 minutes of grooves titled, Aiming For The Hips, Shooting From The Heart. The curation finds itself on multiple sides of the dancefloor, with bits of House, Disco, Deep, and Soul weaved nicely throughout.
Have a listen/download below, and if you’re in LA tonight, make sure to check out John Talabot, Shit Robot, GODDOLLARS, and more at Rhonda’s very special Valentine’s Day event.
Our very own Tropicool has released his latest tape which might be his smoothest musical mosaic to date. Tropicool is known for his extensive and carefully curated tracklistings always curating a very special & intimate vibe with just the right amount of funk. This tape in particular transitions from funk, into piano driven sexy house, and ends with some very deep tones sure to have you swimming in your own puddle. Deeper than his previous work, but just as infectious, this one is perfect served with a whiskey and reserved for an intimate occasion. Enjoy responsibly.
You’re looking good out there blogosphere… To get you in the spirit of this Valentine’s Day, This weeks GDD™ Guest Mix comes to your from Chicago’s own Ghosts Of Venice. Just long enough to get your fix, this is 30 minutes of pure baby making music. With classic hits from the likes of Donna Summer, Barry White and more – and every track even has ‘Love’ in its title! How fitting for this romantic edition… now get on the freak train with this one and love someone up the right way.
Happy Valentines <3
1. Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby (Ben Jay vs. Get Down Edits)
2. Phreek – May My Love Be With You (Joey Negro Tribute To Patrick Adams)
3. Barry White – I’m Gonna Love You (KiMO’s Love Is Here To Stay Edit)
4 Rose Royce – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore (LNTG Rework)
5. Active Force – Gimme Your Love
6. Gayle Adams – Love Fever
New York’s burgeoning producer/DJ duo, Solidisco, brings a modern edge to the classic house sound, riding on the fringes of Studio 54 sensibilities. They consistently bring the funk and keep it groovy – as proven by their latest jam, “Top of the World” featuring Skyy. For this week’s GDD™ Guest Mix, Solidisco offers up a tasteful concoction of only their own originals, bootlegs, remixes, and unreleased tracks. Download/listen below and mark your calendars for Solidisco‘s remix of Mystery Skulls’ “Ghost,” featured alongside Fred Falke, Claude VonStroke, and Viceroy for a massive remix package out on February 18th.