If you’re looking for some dark, late night techno — look no further. Local Los Angeles DJ/Producer Modus is here to satisfy all of your crunchy dance-floor stomping desires with his new remix for Late Night Alumni. Haunting chord progressions serve as a backdrop to a heavy bass line and jackin’ percussive elements. Let the ethereal vocals guide you through this 8 minute voyage. Enjoy!
It’s a big month for electronic music, and Toolroom Records are certainly doing their part to keep the party going. Their latest release comes from Oscar L and a panel of many other up-and-coming producers. ”Rhythm Distrikt 09” is a compilation of 10 exclusive tracks to get the dance floor moving, but we’re here to focus on “Switch On The Love.” Classic house vocals meet tech house construction, creating a really cool crossover vibe from Oscar L. There’s no doubt you’ll be hearing this in Miami, and all across the world over the impending festival and party season. If you like what you hear, make sure to grab the whole compilation on Beatport now.
Our friends over at Nite Records have teamed up with Edinburgh’s own Hostage for his latest EP. ”Bully” is a package of two tracks that act as perfect compliments to one another. The title track has a smooth, jazzy background coupled with a tough bass line when the occasion calls for one. Awesome percussive elements take both of these tracks to the next level, especially “Phase3b.” This second track holds a more dark, tech vibe with some crunchy synths and low end noise. Both of these tracks from Hostage are fire, stream them below.
The entire Dirtybird crew has had one hell of a year, but no one broke out as far as Justin Jay. This part-time USC student, part time bass slinging globetrotter claims the youngest spot on the San Francisco-based label’s roster. Shoulder to shoulder with big guns like Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Gorgon City, and more, Justin Jay has proven himself to be a force in bass music. Today, we all get a taste of his forthcoming 3-track Momentum EP that includes a collaboration with Kill Frenzy. The first single is a light, upbeat track called “You Give My Butterflies.” A painfully charming melody suited for the 100 acre woods bounces off of a skillfully crafted bass and synth arrangement. The track comes as a beautiful retort, following some more dark and gritty releases from Justin Jay. The Momentum EP is due out on Monday, March 16th via Catz’ ‘N Dogz‘ Pets Recordings.
“As I’m finishing up an incredible last year of college, and getting to do all of these amazing things in music, it’s felt natural making happy, lighthearted songs that really capture my mood these days. I’ve spent a large part of the last year exploring darker sounds and textures. I definitely want to continue experimenting in that direction, but I wouldn’t want to neglect my goofy, cheerful side either. “You Give Me Butterflies” is a carefree day at the beach, spent with your friends, acting like 8 year-olds.” - Justin Jay
Our buddy Modus is back with arguably one of his tightest productions to date. Dark, dance floor driven tech house is the name of the game. His official remix for fellow Discovery Project winner MonsterGetDown has some really killer vibes. The vocal samples draw you into the production, and you’re repaid with a tough bass line and spot on jackin’ percussion. Modus has developed a theme here with these long 7+ minute productions, and never fails to keep me engaged the entire time. Grab this on Beatport now!
In lieu of an EP, our boy Wood Holly decided to drop three massive remixes all at once. Drawing from the decks of G-Eazy, O.T Genasis and Lil’ Wayne, he transforms these hip-hip tunes into booty shaking house bombs. Huge basslines and tech elements create a unique vibe that is consistent throughout each track. The toughest part about listening through this group of tracks is picking a favorite. Download all three and throw a big thank you to Wood Holly.
If you’ve had your ear to the electronic music floor this past year, you’re well aware that it’s the era of the Dirtybird. This tight knit crew of house/tech/disco madness has risen to the spotlight, and during this rise has brought us Justin Jay. This 21-year-old Los Angeles native already has an unbelievable discography and track record, and shows no signs of slowing. The video above is his hour-long set for Mixmag Los Angeles, and it’s just a taste of what he brings to the electronic arena.
We all know Perfect Driver as one of the most solid labels for tough house and tech tunes, but let’s not forget the label’s mainstay. Perfect Driver, himself, dropped a huge remix pack today for his track “Crawl Into My Bed,” and it’s packed full of late night heaters. The pitched-down vox offer the perfect platform for his selected panel of remixers to to their thing. Adaptations from Alex Index, 9Bar, Nina Wilde, Kiyomura and J. Worra accompany the original in this package — which you can grab exclusively on Beatport for the next two weeks.
It seems that the Mexicali G house duo Thee Cool Cats have found a home in Toolroom Records. Following up the label’s BPM showcase and inclusion in their massive Miami Underground compilation, they answer back with their solo PERCUSSIVE EP via the sub-label Toolroom Trax. The 2 tracks “Percussive” and “Hustle Dance” boast jackin tech house grooves fit for peak times all the way to the after-hours. Make no mistake… the EP is already being supported by the likes of Mark Knight, Chus & Ceballos, Hannah Wants, Shiba San, Amine Edge & Dance, Renato Cohen, Sonny Fodera, Bontan, Volkoder, and more. Listen below and grab it today on Beatport!
Two of dance music’s finest, Zeds Dead and Oliver Heldens, have come together for a new single, “You Know.” Set for release on February 2nd via Spinnin’ Records, the track melds elements from both of their signature sounds for a club-ready tech-house number featuring pitched-up vocals, and various FX to accent the driving groove. Enjoy above and head after the jump to check out Oliver’s other recent release, “Last All Night (Koala).”