Our GDD friend and familiar Craig Williams has put in overtime to make a name for himself in the techno-sphere, tallying up releases on Motorik, Nervous, Sweat It Out, NEST (OWSLA) – not to mention hosting numerous production tutorials on his YouTube channel and giving away serious tricks of the trade. His newest release “Believe It” just dropped this week on the Toronto-based imprint BADLQQK, and the Aussie held nothing back on this jackin’ techno heater. Here’s what he had to say about it:
I definitely went for a more minimal feel than before. I had been listening to a load of great classic producers like Robert Hood, cajmere and green velvet to name a few and i think the the house vibe just crept in. The song defiantly developed from choosing a select number of machines in the studio and just jamming out.
Listen below, and grab it on Beatport here
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Bass-centric house specialist, Fritz Carlton, continues to impress as he rolls through the beginning of 2016 that was kicked off with a headline performance at an underground warehouse party in Los Angeles on NYE. Over the past few months, he’s been churning out an array of tracks, including his No Law In Dancing EP, “Hips 2 Thighs” with Doug English, and more. Now, as he preps for his Desert Hears Records debut, he’s come through with a special remix of Ghis. A. Meets Cheryl Porter’s “Bad Groove,” which he sampled himself from vinyl. Listen below and get down to his latest bouncy floor-filler with a touch of old school house nostalgia.
Over the last year and a half the masses have been graced with records hailing from Los Angeles based indie house imprint Nite Records. With a steady flow of releases coming from names like LiTek, Aaron Jackson, Hostage, 219 Boys, and Fritz Carlton; it appears that Nite Records have become one of the current mainstays for up and coming house music. Their next release comes at us today by way of the United Kingdom. This time around we have UK duo Want More, teaming up with fellow UK native, Tank Edwards, for their ‘Shake Your Body’ EP which features two collaborative singles. The title-track ‘Shake Your Body’ features a thick, rolling bassline accompanied by steady percussion and playful stabs with a drowning vocal sample that reminds you to ‘shake your body’ every so often. The B side record is entitled ‘To The Rave Cave’ and holds more of an old school ravey vibe with hints of acid house coming at you. Talk about classic UK house wrapped up and delivered in a two track EP!
I don’t know what it is about this song, but ever since I heard it I can’t stop playing it. It’s infectious in all the right ways. The energy is optimistic with guitar driven melodies living in coordination with warm synth chords as the effervescent four on the floor brings the tune home. With early support from Matthias Tanzmann, Jamie Jones, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Claude Vonstroke, and Davide Squillace, it’s safe to say this is not one to sleep on.
The tale of two Interns continues with the latest installment of “The Interns Present” mixtape series. Inspired by the guiding light of a full moon and it’s all powerful presence, “To The Moon & Back” provides an instrumental introspection into the different aspects of the galaxy we call home. With every passing transition, let the loss of gravity free you from your conscious mind as galactic vibrations and deep tech grooves guide you definitively… To The Moon & Back. Enjoy & download here.
1/29 – EOS Lounge w/ Christian Martin – Santa Barbara, CA
1/30 – Exchange w/ Chromeo (4hr Set In The Gallery) – Los Angeles, CA
2/10 – Holy Ship! – Miami, FL
2/19 – Harlot – GDD Takeover w/ Bones, aRod, & Shae B – San Francisco, CA
Prince Fox has been all over radars lately. A major label signing, massive tour, and great tunes to go along with it. Things are boding well for the young producer in 2016, and he’s kicking things off with a remix for Felix Jaehn. He turns the tropical tune into a more futuristic pop edition, using some punchy synths and percussion. The track really translates nicely from Prince Fox’s point of view, bringing something new to your ears. Grab the tune now!
argonaut&wasp is Theo Klein and Trey Schibli based in Brooklyn, NY. They’ve just revealed their new single “The Sneeze”, an infectious indie-infused pop tune with influences ranging from The Talking Heads to Empire of the Sun. A product of a deep, yet eclectic musical upbringing, the duo effortlessly draws from indie and electronic music to create a zeitgeist sound that’s truly their own. Launching onto the scene with their ambitious debut EP Future Protocol earlier this year, the young duo has rapidly become one of most exciting new names in the indie dance scene. Stream the track now!
The summer season is heating up for the boys of RÜFÜS with a new album on the way and a looming Coachella play to kick the season off! The forth single off their Sophomore album features their classic lazy day house vibes and sultry melodies, rounding out their already loaded catalogue for Bloom, set to be released on January 22nd. If there’s one thing that’s clear, the RÜFÜS boys need no prayer, the future is already looking bright as can be! Stream the new track below and catch them when you can.
It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here – Hardwell has reached the 250th episode milestone with his popular Hardwell On Air radio show. The Dutch star has been on the top of his game for several years now, and he’s continuing to further influence in the ways that he knows best, whether it be by supporting up and coming acts, launching his United We Are Foundation, or simply by playing live for the masses and releasing festival anthems.
Tomorrow, the 250th episode goes down, and for this special 2-hour broadcast, Hardwell will be bringing some world-class guests along with him to perform. As if it wasn’t already a must-see event, Hardwell and company are set to play a ton of new tracks and IDs that are sure to get the internet buzzing with anticipation. Tune in at 22:00pm CET on live.djhardwell.com tomorrow.
From playing Coachella, to his Mom, I Graduated! EP on dirtybird, and launching his new project, Justin Jay & Friends, Justin Jay has had a rollercoaster of a year, so it only makes sense for him to deliver one last release, after dropping “Karma.” This new offering features Benny Bridges on guitar, and also a new name, Henry Was, on drums, who both lent their talents for this edit that was created with the help of live instrumentation. The edit is a relentless techno heater that adds grit, more percussion, and subtle FX to the original’s foundation. Justin is in the giving mood this holiday season so enjoy the track below and download it here.
“With Benny Bridges on guitar, I saw this techno anthem by Barnt as a way to start messing around with Henry’s crazy drum sounds. We had so much fun making it and even more fun playing it live. With it being the holiday season, we wanted to give it to you guys (especially DJ’s who need an extra jam for those holiday sets).” – Justin Jay