One of the many reasons why I love dirtybird so much is because Claude VonStroke writes little notes about the releases he signs, and this one for Nick Olivetti‘s Looping Machine EP has to be one of my favorites.
I wish everyone was like Nick Olivetti. He sends tons of demos and doesn’t get discouraged if we don’t sign them. He keeps working, keeps getting better and never gives up. He came to ibiza and didn’t get to play at our party because the power went out. Did he complain? No…not a peep.
You would never know from meeting him that he is an accomplished audio engineer with releases on tons of labels from Trapez to Kling Klong to dirtybird. So why cant everyone in the world be as cool as Nick Olivetti? I Don’t know but for me, I’m very happy he turned in these sick bangers, because I want to hang out with this guy some more.
Agreed, Mr. VonStroke, agreed. Check this great new 2-track EP out next week.
Our good homies the Bixel Boys have had a huge breakout year and cap it off with their follow up original EP Bring It On on the legendary NYC based Nervous Records. The title track ‘Bring It On’ is a marching band inspired monster – massive snares and cheer vocal chops tidal wave into a heavy drop of sinister brass band stabs and a bouncing bass line. The B-side ‘CPR’ carries a slower rate (113bpm and literally samples a cardiac monitor) with a warehouse feel of grinding techno/electro. The EP already has received support from the likes of Congorock, Kastle, LA Riots, Tittsworth, Jillionaire of Major Lazer, Harvard Bass, Adrian Lux, 3LAU and many more.
The remix savants have really made a recent change in their sound, with their most recent releases solely being banging underground tracks with big room viability. Listen below, and be sure to catch them over NYE weekend at SnowGlobe Music Festival December 29-31 in Lake Tahoe, CA.
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Robin Thicke would have been better off had Forever Kid just produced “Give It 2 U” in the first place. Luckily, it looks like the duo were looking for just the project to keep them busy in the midst of a brutal Swedish winter. Let’s be real– the original ”Give It 2 U” missed the mark. Even the anticipated verse by my own personal Lord and savior, Kendrick Lamar, landed flat on top of the original mix’s tired, pre-blog-house-electro-sounding beat. This remix is much more fun, and Kendrick’s verse is highlighted much better as well. High kicks. Dream come true. #RefuseToGrowUp
March 7th couldn’t come quickly enough. The 66th day of 2014 will bring the release of the mighty Tensnake‘s debut album, Glow, which will host what we’re hoping to be some of the best House and Disco of the year. Collaborating with legends like Stuart Price and Nile Rodgers, along with vocal offerings from MNEK, Fiora, and more to be announced, Glow should be one of the most anticipated releases in the month leading up to Miami.
The second taste of the record has been offered up today via Soundcloud in the form of “Love Sublime” — the nostalgic collaboration between Tensnake, Rodgers, and Fiora. It’s a sing-along jam that definitely buries it’s roots in decades past. A remix EP is set for release in advance of the album release, with new renditions from Grammy-nominated Duke Dumont, Ewan Pearson, and Le Youth. Give it a listen below.
Nashville Indie Dance duo, Cherub, will be releasing a 4-track collection titled Antipasto next Tuesday, December 10th, via Columbia Records, with 3 originals including the guys’ huge viral hit, “Doses & Mimosas,” which has recently been remixed by GDD™ favs, The Knocks. Undoubtedly already a party anthem, “Doses & Mimosas” gets a nice Indie Electro re-vibe from the NYC duo — a perfect addition to the trio of Cherub originals on the release. “Doses & mimosas, champagne & cocaine help get me through…” Enjoy the premiere below.
The Dirt returns after a week hiatus – we jive turkeys were too stuffed to type, click buttons & edit widgets. But we’re back in a big way with some hot new freebies courtesy of Tropicool + aRod. Lots of plush tunes by some big names in the game including Arcade Fire, the dynamic French Express duo of Perseus & Chris Malinchak, a rework of a classic by The Clash, a rework of a Motown classic, some folk house & lots more! Dig in and enjoy…
In the spirit of the season, the polar points align as AROD and BONES bring you the 3rd annual HOLIDAZE MIX. This time around we showcase tracks from the likes of Chris Malinchak, No Regular Play, Soul Clap, Hot Natured, Villa, CHVRCHES, Kidnap Kid, Route 94, Amine Edge & Dance, Jonas Rathsman, Mike Mago, and many more. The product is an hour long of soulful grooves that will warm any winter night, whether traveling to loved ones or finding your own path on the mountain slopes, let this be your compass and heartbeat to get you through safe and sound.
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The month that keeps giving! Today we bring you the premiere of the new original “Keep On” from NYC duo Chordashian. The production explodes into powerful piano chords and a serious melodic groove fit for the club. Fans of The Magician, Ejeca, and French Express will love this one and it’s all yours for FREE!
Continuing on with the season of giving, I just discovered this little gem today while reading my daily soundcloud front page. The ever-classic “Finally” from Ce Ce Peniston has seen countless remixes over the years, and this latest version from Playless successfully revives the anthemic tune once again. The infectious bassline takes you into the deep end while melodic chords keep it soulfully afloat. Great holiday vibes, and FREE for all!
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”: