If NYC duo DKDS haven’t made their way onto your radar just yet, don’t worry, but let this mix be a nice little introduction for you. Two cousins sharing a passion for House and Techno, DKDS started only in the past couple of years and the guys have seemingly just started working on originals within the past 6 months, hanging under the wing of T&B bossman Luca Venezia and his √+ project, Curses.
The guys have been announced to play Verboten‘s New Year’s Eve event at a massive warehouse location in the city, joining up with Eats Everything, Star Eyes, and a special guest to be announced closer to the event, and to give us a preview of their set, DKDS have put together the most recent installment of Verboten Transmissions, featuring over an hour of some jackin’ tunes that are putting me in a warehouse vibe for sure.
We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on these guys in 2014…
After releasing their new track, “Christian Bale,” off of their forthcoming debut OWSLA EP, YOGI has come through with an absolutely massive guest mix. Weaving through a refined selection of everything from Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z to RL Grime, Keys N Krates, and Daft Punk, they draw listeners in with their exceptional taste and a high-energy mixing style that would seamlessly transfer into a live setting. YOGI has now proven themselves as a very promising act with expertise both in the studio and behind the decks. Expect big things for the future… Enjoy the guest mix below and see the tracklist after the jump.
If you missed it last week, check out “Christian Bale”:
Winter is a strangely curious season. The sun retreats to the southern hemisphere more frequently, the darkness consumes you much earlier than you are prepared to accept, and the emotionally numbing temperatures lead you on a search for things that make you feel something more. Someone to share these dark times with, something potent to spark up, or sounds that reach out to your inner being in ways that vivacious summer anthems can not. Tropicool has come to be known for his sensational summer motif but instead steps into his winter onesie to bring you a compilation mix of sounds that are meant to be shared, be it with good company or something rolled up, to help guide you through the winter season. The warm crackle of a fire, a stiff glass of whiskey, the stench of fresh pine, your favorite pair of wool socks, and Long Drags & Winter Shags Vol. 2.
For those looking to reminisce, Volume 1 is also available to stream.
A new fixtape and quite a different vibe than that of what we’ve been expecting from the incredible series strung together by our friends at Solé Bicycle Co. Coming at you live from a sweaty, dark basement somewhere in the heart of Venice, CA, this one is sure to burn some nostalgia into your holidays. No one is doing it better than the Bixel Boys right now.
From Bixel themselves: “We wanted to make a tape that was less dance oriented and brought you back. Nostalgic vibes on this one. Enjoy.”
Tracklisting can be found HERE
After discovering Lindsay Lowend over a year ago, I knew that he had great potential. Now with a more refined sound and plenty of releases, including his Wind Fish EP on Symbols Recordings and a handful of stand-out remixes, he has been creating a substantial amount of buzz around his distinctive talent. We couldn’t wait for more Lindsay Lowend music, so we’ve enlisted him for this week’s guest mix. Enjoy his eclectic offering below.
Our friends at LED, Topshelf, AM Only, SMOG, and Massiv are putting on a 3-date mini-tour of Southern California in a couple of weeks, with Los Angeles residents 12th Planet, AC Slater and Clicks&Whistles providing the bass-heavy tunage in Pomona, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Massiv has promised special guests for the tour, and today, they’ve announced that DMC champ, DJ Craze, will be joining the boys for the show at the Fonda Theater December 1st. To celebrate the announcement, Craze has put together a killer mix that has gotten us genuinely excited for the show, with everything from Barrington Levy to Sub Focus getting thrown in the mix. Make sure to get tickets to these shows (Pomona, LA, SD) before they sell out, and have a listen to the wonders of Craze below.
The massive Deluxe Edition of Flume‘s debut album is now available featuring more treats than you’d know what to do with including this top mixtape featuring tracks from the album along with fresh verses from the likes of Ghostface Killah, Freddie Gibbs, Alexander Spit, Twin Shadow, and more. I love that Flume decided to re-release this album as a massive package. It deserves it. Listen to this √+ mixtape and find the tracklist with all collaborators after the jump.
Acid House legend and king of the Roland 303, DJ Pierre, is a DJs DJ. Going strong since the late 80s, the Chicago stalwart is as relevant as ever; playing Coachella this past April, performing special guest sets on the BODY HIGH label tour last month in North America, and most recently, releasing a new remix for Spanish Techno producer, Dosem, out on LA-based Halocyan Records a week from today.
Ahead of the release, Pierre has put together an expansive mix for XLR8R of which he explains, “I wanted to disregard any rules or expectations, and I just dove in.” We love that. But don’t expect an hour of Acid here, as DJ Pierre has included a range of tastes making for a solid arrangement with numerous subgenres fitting under the big House umbrella. Download here and head over to the XLR8R Soundcloud to listen, and as a bonus, check a preview of DJ Pierre’s remix of Dosem’s “Atica” below.
After a little break off during Halloween festivities, we return into a new month and a new GDD guest mix. This week, we bring you the jackin bass-heavy sounds of Mob Serenade. The UK-based duo have been on a warpath of production that is seeing support from the likes of Laidback Luke, T. Williams, Doorly, Zinc, Roska, and more. ranging from the deepest to the biggest. I’ve been a personal fan of theirs since I first hear their tracks on Shadow Child’s RINSE FM show, and I couldn’t be happier that they we’re keen on doing a mix for us. This is an hour long of some of the best in UK house and the likes, so get ready to “smile and shake a leg” as they specifically put it! Welcome to November, and enjoy
Cause & Affect – Poppin
Low Steppa – Simples
Josh Butler – Keep Movin
Taneli – You (Taneli’s Tool Edit)
Disclosure – Help Me lose my mind Ft London Grammar (Paul Woolford Dub)
Crystal Fighters – L.A Calling (The Golden Boy Remix)
Eats Everything & Justin Martin – The Getup
Kry Wolf – Concrete
Disclosure – Grab Her
Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo – I Refuse
Motez – Call My Name (Kry Wolf Remix)
Look Right Through (MK DUB 111)
Double 99 – Rip Groove
Breach – Jack
Javeon – Love song (Shadow Child Remix)
Mob Serenade – Inside Live
Mr Oizo – Flat beat
French Fries – Yo Vogue
Mob Serenade – Out of Time
Friend Within – The Renegade
Mob Serenade on
Today, Antonio Cuna, better known as the Brooklyn-based producer Sweater Beats, just released his That Feel EP, on Kastle‘s Symbols Recordings. On the EP, he showcases a fresh take on his R&B-leaning future bass sound swapping out samples for original vocals for the first time. Check out That Feel below and purchase it on iTunes.
In celebration of the release of That Feel, Sweater Beats has put together a GDD exclusive “15 Minutes of Timbo” mix highlighting select Timbaland-produced tracks that have greatly influenced his music. Additionally, we were able to chat with Sweater Beats about his experience as a musician growing up in the suburbs of Maryland, his vision for the new EP, what he hopes to accomplish with his career and more. See the tracklist for the mix and the full interview after the jump.