After releasing “Thinking of You” as an exclusive single on Beatport via Scuba‘s Hotflush Recordings back in March, London’s George Fitzgerald has combined the well-received tune (over 130K plays on Soundcloud!) with yet another emotive, ardent club mover, “Nighttide Lover.” The two singles are joined by a “Re-Dub” from Portugal’s Trikk, creating a trifecta ready for the Ibiza season. The EP is available today on Beatport.
Dan Pearce AKA Eats Everything will be kicking off his EDIBLE Tour this weekend in the UK, and the lineups that the jolly gentleman has curated for the 4-date tour this month are nothing short of spectacular. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Catz N Dogz, T. Williams, and Richy Ahmed are just some of the talent joining Eats throughout May, including a blowout last tour stop in his hometown of Bristol. Additionally, included in this teaser video is another new collaboration between Eats and fellow dirtybird, Justin Martin, and it’s too damn good. I overheard that these guys have been making a number of tracks together in the past year, so I guess we’ll see how they end up getting released. I’m getting my hopes up for an LP. This one, “The Gettup,” will be released on dirtybird in early June.
Plunging once again to the pools of the undiscovered, I present to you BONES third installment of THE DEEP END, an exploration into the fathoms of house, garage, funky, tech, booty, and beyond – So dive into this mix and get lost for an hour into the depths of a deeper vibe… Enjoy
MUSIC FEATURING: Al Shaw, Apollos Creed, Breach, Claude VonStroke, Dusky, Thee Cool Cats, Hannah Wants, Hot Natured, Shadow Child, Huxley, MK, Ruff Hauser, Thomas Gandey, and more…
The homie, option4, out of Denver has just sent over a 2-pack of tunes this morning featuring his latest original “Do Work” along with a remix from GDD™ fav Bit Funk. The original tune is straight up solid Tech House with a big time bassline; a track that could’ve fit in nicely to a dirtybird compilation, no doubt. The Bit Funk remix strips away the bassline from the original and elevates the tune with a synth-drenched, uplifting feel. Extremely well-produced, we’re grateful that Option 4 has been kind enough to give both of these fantastic tunes away for free! Grab them below. √+
Last Friday I headed back to the west side to the infamous Marquee New York. With help from Sleepy & Boo, the lineups for Marquee’s “underground” night on Fridays have only gotten increasingly better since it’s opening in January and last week was no exception. The Dirtybird chief, Claude VonStroke was in the house and there was no way I could miss those tech-funk vibes. Catch my review after the jump!
Last week my good friend Ian of Bixel Boys passed along dirtybird youngster Justin Jay‘s forthcoming Static EP, and I honestly believe this is Justin’s finest release (out of 4) on the SF label yet. If I had to describe the title track “Static” in one word it would be heavy, but it’s a unique heaviness that includes Justin’s Tech-savvy side. A bouncy, almost corrupted-sounding bassline defines this 118BPM tune, and it really fucking bangs. The second track, ‘Waves,’ takes you on an epic 7+ minute journey where Justin showcases his musicianship in a truly sophisticated fashion. He incorporates many different percussive sounds in this one, along with well-timed vocal samples and catchy leads. A big √+ for you Justin Jay. Keep this shit coming.
Cashmere Cat has made a name for himself in the DJ world at the DMC championships, but has recently started to acquire a following for his production abilities. His single, “Mirror Maru” did so well, in fact, that a remix EP is due out soon on Pelican Fly records. As an Easter goody, though, he has chosen to release a remix that Brodinski and Guillaume (of The Shoes) put together for him on Cashmere Cat‘s soundcloud. The comment, “This took the original and flipped it completely on its head,” from ohWut said it best, because very little of the original is left to be recognized. The dramatic strings put you on edge as the piano comes in to iron out any tension the climactic builds may have caused, as a completely new track rises to the surface.
Earlier this fall Jerome LOL set out on a West Coast tour with Classixx, Cosmic Kids, and RAC for some of the most infectious summer time music when everyone was having summer withdrawals. Classixx were a crowd favorite, and then “Holding On” surfaced late last month and the internet was abuzz with this summertime sensation. It would appear Jerome couldn’t get the song out of his head, along with everyone else who heard these endorphin packed vibes, as he set out to create this remix for them. It does a great job of building and resolving into the original chords as his minimalistic percussion patterns create a comfortable dance environment for you to get down to. Out digitally and 12″ on April 2nd on Leisure Recordings, be sure to make sure your spring playlists are as forward as they can be with this summer time anthem.
It would appear Kieran Hebden has been pretty busy recently conjuring up two massive dance records at the same time, for two separate projects. First, JT gets a Four Tet makeover for his omnipresent “Suit & Tie” record. Its use of the vocal stems makes it one of the more original interpretations and features some tech house to compliment a very minimalistic acapella version of the record. Also included in this post is Four Tet‘s contribution to the Nonplus Records compilation release titled, “Four These Times.” Boddikah, Joy Orbison, and Lowtec comprise of the other talent featured on the “Think and Change” project. The bass in Four Tet’s record finds its groove right away and features a simple vocal sample repeating one line over and over at changing frequencies. The percussion in it has his fans admiring a sound more reminiscent of his earlier works — an impressive feat considering how different these two productions are.
My good friend aRod and I have selected 10 tunes this week for your listening pleasure. We went pretty eclectic as per usual with any Dirt, so download them individually or download both zips for the whole enchilada. Happy Dirt day folks.