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
Not too many producers have a remix resume like Stuart Price. Whether it’s under his given name or his Jacques Lu Cont/Thin White Duke/Paper Faces monikers (to name a few), Mr. Price has put together some of dance music’s best remixes over the last 15+ years. His stretch of remixes in 2002 to 2003 when he remixed Felix da Housecat, The Faint & Madonna b2b2b has to be considered one of the greatest ever. Over a decade after that unparalleled stretch, he still has the magic touch delivering another finely crafted remix of London Grammar’s “If You Wait” under his Jacques Lu Cont alias. In classic JLC style, he reels you in with pulsating beats & soaring vocals then elevates the energy levels for a heart racing, heart melting finish.
Euphoria levels: HIGH.
As a thank you to his Australian fans, and Triple J for the world’s first play of his smash, “Faded,” the burgeoning future star, ZHU, delivers a stand out rendition of CHVRCHES “Gun,” just ahead of his first appearances down under. This mystery producer has molded his pop-centric deep house sound into this dreamy cover featuring his airy vocal work crafted around guitar, synth keys, and a smooth groove. Take a moment and sink into ZHU‘s latest jam to keep the weekend feeling going strong.
Our good bud, SNBRN, has been on a remix tear as of late, putting his sun-drenched steez on everything from Mark Morrison to 50 Cent to Ace of Base, and today he caps off his string of summertime tunes with a beautiful remix for Indiana’s “Heart On Fire.” He incorporates a lovely chord progression matched with dance-y, shuffling hi hats for a remix that feels equally accessible and (poolside) dancefloor ready.
Listen below and download here. √+
Get Twisted Records’ newcomer Jessica Wilde has written for Rudimental & Emeli Sande and has supported artists like Chipmunk & Ms. Dynamite. Now it’s her turn to shine with her new release “Summer Dreaming”. With its invigorating, eclectic vibes, “Summer Dreaming” packs about as much fun as you possibly can into less than four minutes. Jessica Wilde’s vocals & stylish co-production (with Tough Love) shine bright on her genre bending Pop/Electro Soul/DnB debut. Flexin’ that UK flair!
The original of “Summer Dreaming” is out September 21st via Get Twisted Records. Remixes by Jaded and label chiefs Tough Love are out on Beatport October 6th. Pre-order the original HERE.
Here’s a bright little disco pop joint between Viceroy‘s sunshine-signature production and Penguin Prison‘s equally shimmery vocals. Here, we find a carefree, no-problems-heard track that bops along to the tune of summer for ya, regardless of which hemisphere your ears currently reside. Summertime all the time, ever heard of it? Too easy.