Our weary hearts are very susceptible to feels this time of year. Having just battled winter’s icy grasp, they are primed and ready for a warm embrace. This seasonal transition into a welcomed period of rejuvenation thus provides the leitmotif of Sprung Selections Vol. 3, and encourages the curious game of catching feelings.
Happy hunting xx
In just a couple of weeks, ID&T’s electronic music culture and arts festival, Mysteryland USA, will be descending upon the historic Woodstock ’69 grounds in upstate New York, and they’re pulling all the stops for an outstanding Memorial Day weekend for its attendees. With a music lineup including everyone from Maceo Plex, to Empire of the Sun, to Super Flu, and GRiZ, the festival is bound to be a highlight of the year, but they’re also bringing a culture & arts lineup that rounds out the bill with unique offerings like a healing sanctuary, speakers, yoga, and more (full list after the jump).
To give you a better idea of what to expect music-wise, Mysteryland has delivered the first installment of its Music of Mystery mix series featuring the UK’s rising talent, jackLNDN, who we’ve supported here on GDD™ for quite some time now. Press play and hear some of the house music gems that you can expect from Mr. jackLNDN on The Boat stage on Saturday of the festival (tracklist after the jump).
Tickets for Mysteryland USA are on sale here.
Back in full effect, the GDD guest mix series has returned. This week, we welcome the Toronto based Cosella, an up-and-comer gaining serious attention for his house variations, ranging from deep, ghetto, garage and bass heavy. The young gun has already dropped released on Sleazy Deep and BNR Trax, and is supporting the Go HARD Tour at the end of the month alongside Destructo, Eric Prydz, Dillon Francis, RL Grime, and more. Enough chat, it’s time to jump into the music… listen and download for FREE below!
Next Wave Records has been somewhat quiet for the past weeks, after a slurry of releases from Price Fox, Manilla Killa, Taches — to name a few. The latest is an hour-long mix from the label poster boy Jerry Folk. Titled his “Underground Favorites,” this mix features a selection of some mid-to-uptempo groovy house tracks. Very on point with his own productions, this one has Jerry Folk written all over it. It’s available for free download, so snag this one right now. Tracklist after the jump.
Jerry Folk Facebook | Soundcoud | Twitter | Download
Los Angeles’ rising talent, Mister Blaqk, has been keeping the local scene healthy with his stand out DJ sets, and occasional parties like his mimosa-fueled FEELS brunch event a few weeks back. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, he’s delivered the inaugural FEELS Tape, which marks the beginning of his new mix series, and it’s been keeping the vibe right on this holiday. In true FEELS fashion, Mister Blaqk kicks off the tape with slower, smooth jams before masterfully building up the energy with a diverse array of groove-driven house, and other surprises littered throughout. Enjoy the mix above and check out the tracklist after the jump.
LA’s Christofi is on his way to bringing the groove to big rooms, following in the footsteps of Tchami and Oliver Heldens – but he’s expected to venture off on his own path. This 22-year-old has already stirred up the blogosphere with his trio of remixes, so he decided to bring you an extended listening experience for the first time. Featuring carefully curated cuts of house, UK bass, disco, and his own remixes/exclusive edits, Christofi’s debut mix brings a vibe fit for firing Friday nights, while also being prime example of his on-point DJ ability. Listen/Download here and keep an eye out for the tracklist next Tuesday, the 10th.
Christofi on Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter | Download
Over the years, Amsterdam’s Mike Mago has gained both respect and trust from his devoted fan base as he’s stayed consistent with releasing some of the finest house music. Whether its his own productions or music on his tastemaker label, BMKLTSCH RCRDS, he maintains a growing catalog that has carved out his own alcove in the scene, and many people around the world have taken notice.
In celebration of his upcoming North American tour, we’ve locked Mike Mago in for this week’s guest mix. Featuring a grip of originals and remixes of his own, as well as tracks from Shiba San, Full Crate, Louis La Roche, Kill Them With Colour, and more, the mix is groovy ride through house jams that’ll have you wishing it was Friday. Press play and check out Mike Mago‘s tour dates after the jump to see where you can catch him live.
Tracklist + Tour Dates:
Earlier this week, we premiered Lupe Fuentes‘ latest tech-house groover, “Endlessly,” and now we have her party-starting offering for our guest mix series – as promised. Sharp in the studio and behind the decks, the LA newcomer demonstrates how she can work the dance floor just as hard as her productions. Featuring Huxley, Mickey, Eats Everything, Doorly, Eli Escobar, Steve Lawler, a few cuts of her own, and more, Lupe keeps her track selection on point, while slowly building the energy up for a firing finish. Listen/Download:
Los Angeles is home to several world-class producers that are on the rise, but there are few that are shaping the sound of tomorrow with as much style and authenticity as Lonely Boy. Heralded as a “Funk conductor, eclectic savant, and master of good vibes,” this Desert Hearts & RollingTuff-affiliated house music maestro has quickly become a local favorite, while also seeing support for his cutting-edge productions from underground luminaries like Lee Burridge. For his guest mix, Lonely Boy brings us his set from a recent performance at Studio 5 After Hours, so it’s a perfect example of what he can do behind the decks in a live setting. Featuring Adana Twins, Justin Martin, Groove Armada, Pete Oak, Tanner Ross, one of Lonely Boy’s own forthcoming jams, “Don’t You Think” (Out on Desert Hearts Records 1/27/15) and more, this mix is a must-listen for those down with the deeper side of house music.
One of last year’s breakout stars, Oliver Heldens, catapulted into the international spotlight as he helped shape the future house sub-genre, and things are only looking up for him in 2015. After dropping his single, “Last All Night (Koala)” via FFRR Records last month, he’s back with the release of Michael Calfan’s “Koala” remix, and his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. Calfan transformed “Koala” with piano-laden melodies, a new vocal sample, and revamped elements to make it his own club jam.
On top of the Calfan remix, Oliver offers up his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix as an added bonus. The mix features a high-energy array of house music from the likes of Blonde, Don Diablo, Kaytranada, Zeds Dead, Chocolate Puma, and many more, so there’s a little something for everyone to get down with.
Check out the official music video for Michael Calfan’s “Koala” remix, and the Spotify stream of “Last All Night (Koala)” after the jump.