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.
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.
Our friends over at Main Course sure know how to pick ’em. Fresco Crumbs is one of the newer up-and-coming acts in their camp, and has decided to kick off 2015 with a bang. His “Three Kings Mix” is an hour packed to the brim with a huge tracklist of Main Course sound. There is some exclusive unreleased material in this one, so be on the lookout for some gems. Look out for more Fresco Crumbs in the near future, but for now let the musical stylings of Astronomar, Skitzofrenix and more keep you bouncing for the next hour.
2014 was a pretty mental year for dance music, and it warms our hearts to see the sudden explosion of house music catching on here in America. With acts like Disclosure, Duke Dumont, and Clean Bandit getting Grammy nominations, it’s safe to say we’re in for a wild ride in 2015.
Here’s my 60 minute take on the last 12 months that features music from Oliver Heldens, Gorgon City, Maceo Plex and much more.
Best wishes in the new year!
Supported by Hannah Wants, Amine Edge & DANCE, Sonny Fodera & many more, the UK’s rising duo, Luvstuff, is doing it proper with their refined brand of house music unique to themselves. Having graced the decks at super clubs & festivals like Sankeys Ibiza, We Are FSTVL, and Ministry Of Sound, they’ve already established a firm footing in the spotlight, while locking in releases such as their debut Trouble EP on Tough Love‘s well-respected Get Twisted Records. Now Luvstuff is coming through with this flawless guest mix that features their new remix of Daft Punk’s “Around the World,” as well as other outstanding groove-driven cuts from Catz n Dogz, Dark Sky, Ardalan, Shiba San, Steve Lawler, and more. Enjoy below and stay tuned for their follow up releases on Get Twisted Records and KMS, among others.
2014 running out, and all we can look forward to is the new year – awaiting what new artists, albums, and tracks will emerge. Well, we’ve discovered a gem to keep your ear on. We present to you Foreign & Domestic, a mysterious new project driven by the G House and Ghetto-tech movements. We can’t say much about their identity, but we can tell you they are ready for 2015 with a barrage of new music – 9 originals and 4 remixes right off the bat. If the most anthemic of hip hop and the deeper depths of bass house were locked in a room, the resulting product would be this project. Their December mini mix showcases all 13 tracks, and you can download the Tiga ‘Bugatti’ and Diplo/Alvaro ‘6th Gear’ remixes here too! Grab em below, and watch out for Foreign & Domestic as the new year unfolds…
tiga – bugatti (foreign & domestic bootleg remix)
bobby shmurda – hot nigga (foreign & domestic bootleg remix)
foreign & domestic – clothes, bankrolls and hoes (original mix)
foreign & domestic – all we want (original mix)
foreign & domestic – like dat (original mix)
yellow claw – legends (foreign & domestic bootleg remix)
foreign & domestic – smoke things (original mix)
foreign & domestic – the way (original mix)
foreign & domestic – no coming back (original mix)
foreign & domestic – don’t stop (original mix)
diplo, alvaro feat. kstylis – 6th gear (malik mustache vs. foreign & domestic bootleg remix)
foreign & domestic – batou (original mix)
foreign & domestic – flak jacket (original mix)