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The Miami by-way-of Kentucky based producer Amtrac needs no introduction around these parts – he’s been a GDD favorite since the start and his next release is no substitute. His new single “Hold On’ was premiered by Radio 1 legend Pete Tong and has finally dropped today on Mark Knight’s imprint Toolroom. Deep yet soulful, with funk forward vocal that rides atop a rolling sub bassline all the way through – we wouldn’t have it any other way. Listen below, and pick it up now on beatport!

Los Angeles – Don’t miss Amtrac next Thursday, August 27th as he takes over Night Bass @ Sound Nightclub!

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Our little brother and Dirtybird young gun Justin Jay has finally graduated college, and announces his new EP with a fitting title. Listen below, and look out for it dropping on September 11th!

From the heat of the BBQ to the smoking hot talent of Justin Jay, as he returns to the feathery fold with his latest release. The youngest of VonStroke’s proteges, the 22 year old producer continues to build on the promise shown on a string of heavy hitting Dirtybird releases (Femme Fatale, Static, Instincts, Le Voyou.) With all of his tracks created on the same college-dorm studio set up, it seems fitting that we bring you the last from those late night bunker sessions and a brace dedicated to the end of his studies and the start of the party.

‘Mom I Graduated’ launches in to life with the sassily titled ‘Hit It.’ Spring loaded beats adorn an eerie, vocoder-aided atmosphere, before double claps on the beat turn the track into an intensified stomper. The drop descends into thick sub bass, chopped up vocal samples and chiming, echoing percussion around its half time rhythm. This is big!!

Rain Dance starts life out of earshot. A progressive melodic flurry gradually enters in to range through a mist of pitter patter FX touches, while ascending woodblocks bring us to the vocal drop and a thumping kick drum -“I’m gonna make it rain” – Booty aesthetics with a slowed tribal rhythm and swathes of sub bass leak through the speakers. A second summer anthem from the young Californian.

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Vibe cultivator Gallant has seen a plethora of remixes on his new single “Weight In Gold” – and this new flip from On Planets is literally holds it weight with a melodic downtempo groove and even a live horn section. No more talking, just baby making. Press play.

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The productions of Craig Williams go a long way in my MP3 library – his remixes are known for taking dance pop anthems and morphing them into techno laced dance floor stompers. A hefty trait to be known for, to say the least. His latest is no exception taking Duke Dumont‘s 2015 fanfare “The Giver” and reducing it into it’s simplest four on the floor counterpart. Ripe for anytime past midnight, it’s sure to bring the ruckus to any club or festival setting.

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DJ Dodger Stadium are back with a brand new track + visuals to suit and the result is another smash hit for the forward thinking Body High label heads. The simplicity of the vocal tracking on DJDS records is what strikes me as so refined, (thanks Jerome LOL) and you can really feel the idea become a song in that regard. “You don’t have to be alone,” starts out as just words and becomes a feeling invoked sonically through progressive piano riffs and mind bending synth stretches complete with sporadic yet well placed percussive patterns (thanks Samo Sound Boy). It’s intrinsic in its nature, something we first heard from their debut LP and is more refined in their second run at production.

The visuals complete the package with courtesy of Directors Daniel Pappas and Nick Walker. Pappas is responsible for a majority of the visual treatment from “Friend Of Mine” and is complimented by Walker’s portfolio of video work for FKA Twigs, Beyonce, and Freddie Gibbs. I’m sure there are a lot of interpretations available as well as people who would say I’m thinking too much, but for me, the video represents a sense of disconnect from the city/suburban life and a reunion with the primordial relationships we developed with Mother Earth and others who cherish it’s sacred nature. Also, it could just be some dogs having a bomb ass day. Either way, the message is clear, you don’t have to be alone.

As this warm summer week comes to a close and the weekend begins, The Interns deliver their third Industry Analysis for another showcase of the sounds that they would put their money behind – if they were betting men.

Featuring everything from mood-elevating, feel-good vibes to ominous late-night thunder, this edition of the playlist series is a trip to the desert and back with an eclectic array of genuine talent that The Interns believe in, including both up-and-coming and more established acts. Enjoy the playlist above, and if you haven’t already, listen to their latest mix, “The Interns Present: Wet Hot Los Angeles Summer” below and/or download it here.

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POOLCLVB is slowly yet surely becoming a name that is synonmymous with rhymic house heaters.  Saucey vocals from Natalie Conway and a groovy little piano bounce line the edges of his latest jam.  “Move Me” is equally as suited for the poolside playerz as it is the night dwellers.  It’s been officially released today, so make sure to go ahead and grab yourself a copy on iTunes and check the promo video.

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Sultan+Shepard have remained in the front line of electronic scene for over a decade – from major hits like “In The Air” with Morgan Page in 2011 to being nominated for a Grammy in 2013 to “When We Were Young” with Dillion Francis last year. An ever evolving sound has been the secret to their long lasting success. Returning today with a new bootleg, the Canadian-duo tackle the timeless Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay”. Transforming the pop song into a future house record, Sultan+Shepard give the classic some modernity while paying full homage to the legendary Whitney Houston. Grab your Free Download! – brohlson

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The Aussie dog Torren Foot is back on the scene with another belter of a tune. “1, 2 Step” is his new G-house driven bomb with a growling bassline that bounces atop the devilish vocal reminiscent of the Ciara lyrics. This one is a dirty as they come, and we wouldn’t expect any less from the Torren lord himself. Listen below and grab it now on OneLove Recordings!

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Well well well, it looks like the Fantastic 4 are real after all! Monkey Safari have paired with some BIG names for the release of their latest remix EP featuring their cosmic new tune, “Walls.” Perfect for staring at the clouds, or you know, generally existing, the German duo delivers a reaffirming anthem to help guide you to the light of the dance floor. The fun doesn’t stop with the Original Mix, though, as three House music heavy-weights interpret the tune to their own taste.

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