If you ask any electronic music fan who has been into the scene since the mid to late 2000s, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who wasn’t a fan of the Electro/French Disco sound that defined that era. Fast forward to 2015 and we find Brooklyn producer LEFTI paying homage to the big sound of that glorious era. LEFTI’s remix of “The Business of Emotion” by Big Data takes that pulsating Electro Disco sound and modernizes it with a dash of feel good Electronic Pop. Paying tribute to an era of music while still making it modern & fresh is not an easy task. But LEFTI delivers a fantastic remix that surely stands on its own (and one that will make those who longed for the genre-defining sounds of Yuksek, Justice & The Twelves to return very happy). Primetime remix.
April in California marks the beginning of festival season, pool party season & weeks of endless sunshine. LA trio Cheat Codes perfectly capture the mood of this time period along the West Coast with their new song “Adventure”. The aptly titled song is an organic & modern Electro Pop gem that is full of so much bounce & shine, it’ll make you want to drop everything you’re doing and go on a sun-filled escapade up and down the California coast. Take a listen + take a journey…
“Adventure” is out now on iTunes. [BUY]
Los Angeles’ SIVIK is an artist who’s vision is to create music without boundaries. His airy tone and candid lyrics combine with the melodic, alternative, beat-ridden music to create a sonically diverse sound. Beginning initially with the song “High,” be on the look out for additional releases from SIVIK in the near future.
“‘High’ is about the beginning stages of attraction and lust when you first meet someone you’re into,” SIVIK says. “The following songs that will be released in this collection will describe what happens next….so look for that!”
Spring is the season for dreamy daytime tunes & sultry moonlit dancing and our SpringGlo 2015 mix by aRod is the perfect mix to fit that mood. All the vibes are present on the mix with hot new tracks by Jamie xx, HNNY, Du Tonc, George Maple, Jonas Rathsman, Serge Devant & Damiano + many more. Enjoy the mix from daytime to nighttime & make it last all Spring…
001 Seoul – The Line
002 Jamie xx [feat. Romy] – Loud Places
003 Kazy Lambist – Doing Yoga
004 HNNY – Solsidan
005 Beshken – Hiro
006 Chloe Martini [feat. Azteka] – Volatile Dreams
007 Du Tonc – Animals
008 George Maple – Where You End And I Begin (SHIZUKE$A Edit)
009 Just Kiddin’ – Getaway
010 Jonas Rathsman – Wolfsbane
011 Serge Devant & Damiano [feat. Camille Safiya] – Fearing Love
012 Great Good Fine OK – Too Much To Handle (Penguin Prison Remix)
013 SBTRKT [ft. Denai Moore] – The Light (Xinobi Rework)
014 Tame Impala – Let It Happen
Penguin Prison’s latest single “Never Gets Old” just received the remix treatment from fellow New Yorkers Solidisco. The remix takes the original’s nostalgic, Funk Pop feel & steers it in a bouncier direction while still maintaining its throwback vibe. The result is a sound that has 80s movie montage written all over it. Not so much a training sequence a la “Rocky IV” or “Bloodsport” but more along the lines of something more fun like “Real Genius” or “Revenge of the Nerds”. Except, instead of it being a study montage or a let’s-turn-this-house-into-a-proper-frat, house cleaning montage, it’s the part of the movie where the nerdy kid turns cool & he’s at the height of his popularity. The montage is him & The Hot Girl doing various fun activities & ends with them walking into the school dance & tearing up the dance floor as the entire gymnasium gazes at them in awe. Boy spins girl in slow motion aaaaand fade out…
Fun times from the Solidisco crew!
“Never Gets Old” is out NOW via Downtown Records [iTunes]
Brooklyn songstress Janelle Kroll is a romantic force. She appears to be one who subscribes to the philosophy of “What good is a heart if you can’t wear it on your sleeve?”. Her music is honest & powerful. Don’t let the title of her new track “Sunny Days” fool you. She’s not here to boast about how love is all sunshine & puppy dogs. She’s here to talk about the post-breakup jackass you just can’t shake. The one you just can’t seem to quit. The one who keeps walking on your sunny days.
“Sunny Days” is a well crafted song, beautifully balanced with restrained energy & bursts of emotion in all the right places. It’s a slow jam heavy hitter. Gone are the days of the fragile breakup anthem. The IT’S-TIME-FOR-YOU-TO-FUCK-OFF-ALREADY anthem…that’s the future of breakup songs and “Sunny Days” is leading the way.
Pomo’s new EP, “The Other Day”, is comprised of eight beautifully crafted tracks, making the EP one of 2014’s finest. There are no throwaways here. The entire EP, from start to finish, is nothing short of an electronic masterpiece. Heart melting melodies that’ll have you slow dancing in front of the fireplace. Seductive funk paired with your favorite bottle of wine or whiskey. And deep, dirty Disco to get the blood flowing & the asses shaking. Stock up on firewood & spirits, lock yourselves inside for the weekend & keep the Pomo EP on repeat…it’s a house party for two.
Pomo – “The Other Day” EP is out now via HW&W Recordings.
It’s finally starting to feel like Fall around here. The falling leaves, the time change, the cool, crisp weather…nothing like some moody tunes to get you feelin’ all those Fall feels. The new FallGaze 2014 Mix by GDD’s own aRod will most certainly set the mood right for the new seasonal change. With tracks by FKJ, ODESZA, Dornik, Les Sins, Jungle, Flight Facilities, ZHU, Caribou & lots more, the sound of Fall is right here in one place…
001 FKJ – Open the Door
002 Tei Shi – Bassically
003 ODESZA – All We Need [ft. Shy Girls]
004 Becky Hill – Losing
005 Dornik – On My Mind
006 Les Sins – Bellow
007 Jungle – Lucky I Got What I Want (Kount Edition)
008 George Maple – Talk Talk
009 Bonobo – Flashlight
010 Flight Facilities – Two Bodies (HNNY Remix)
011 ZHU – Gun [CHVRCHES Cover]
012 Gorgon City – Imagination [ft. Katy Menditta]
013 Second City – What Can I Do [ft. Ali Love]
014 Say Lou Lou x Lindstrom – Games for Girls (Alex Metric Remix)
015 ETML – Too Late
016 Clean Bandit – Real Love [ft. Jess Glynne]
017 Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Lenno Remix)
Today marks the beginning of a marvelous Fall season for LA (by way of Virginia) quartet Mansions on the Moon: their Fall tour is kicking off in LA, their new self-titled album is being released, AND…it’s Taco Tuesday. If that’s not the Tuesday to end all Tuesdays, then I don’t know what is.
Mansions on the Moon’s self-titled album is filled with their signature brand of synth-fueled, dreamy pop songs & glossy dance tunes that will no doubt make for a high energy, fun-filled live show. So brace yourself, America – Mansions on the Moon are about to blast off.
Julia Kwamya, aka GERMANS, is a well traveled artist living in Brooklyn, whose moody brand of Disco pairs perfectly with the style & sound of New York in the Fall. It’s a sound that is nostalgic but forward thinking. To help capture this sound on the GERMANS‘ 2013 tracks “Cruel” & “Wonderhow“, former Pains of Being Pure at Heart band member Kurt Feldman was enlisted to produce. The results were heavenly, the melodies were out of this world and admiration had begun to soar. This admiration included Dutch disco producer Auxiliary tha Masterfader (no stranger to us here at GDD). Back in 2013, he linked up with Julia via SoundCloud & asked her if he could remix “Cruel”. She said yes. He remixed the song. And the sounds of Brooklyn & Amsterdam collided. Fast forward to present day and the two are back at it again. With the signature warm synthesizer sound of Auxiliary tha Masterfader coupled with the other-worldly, moody melodies of GERMANS, this remix of “Wonderhow” will no doubt get some major feels going. The sound of Fall is here and it’s FREE to download.
Catch GERMANS live alongside French Horn Rebellion & AYER on October 17th at Glasslands Gallery. BUY TICKETS