Disclosure are very much unstoppable at this point. Their 2012 was undoubtedly one of the most successful in dance music, and they’re starting off 2013 strong with a new collaboration with fellow buzzing UK duo, AlunaGeorge, titled “White Noise.” The brothers have truly done it again with this one — perfectly balancing Aluna’s vocals atop their becomingly signature sound. Expect to hear this one out quite a bit to kick this year off. It’s due out February 17th on PMR Records. √++
Super suave Manchester band, Delphic, will be releasing their second studio album, Collections, this 28th of January on Polydor Records, just over three years since their acclaimed debut album, Acolyte, was released on the same imprint. Ten tracks make up the new album, including the first single “Baiya,” which I was overjoyed to find out has been remixed by one of my favorite producers of last year, Shadow Child. This should get you weekend-ready. √+
Last month we caught up with Eats Everything in our exclusive interview and the tremendous year he’s been having – as one of our top breakthrough artists from 2012 and a personal favorite of mine, it’s only fitting that he would cap off the year with his studio essential mix debut for BBC Radio 1 (Yes I know he’s done a live one) doing an ‘Edits Everything Special’ of the legendary 2 hour mix series. Educate yourself with some of the best music out there – most of which is from the man himself. Dig in.
Ninety-nine. We’re one Dirt away from that magical century mark. But before we get there, The Dirt #99 is what’s happening NOW. It’s the latest killer tracks all in one place: a Jesse Rose remix of Duke Dumont’s “The Giver” (with female vocals!), The Chromatics covering New Order, a MASSIVE Italo/French House remix of Estelle’s classic “American Boy”, a new GLOVES remix, a new Monarchy track, that Disclosure remix of Artful Dodger (the exclamation point on a stellar year for the Disclosure boys) and more. Peep the tunes below + grab that hot (FREE) ten pack of tracks! And don’t forget your 99 Red Balloons on the way out…
Hot out of the studio comes this groovy new tune from New York’s own Tyler Sherritt and his partner in crime, Jake Shanahan. Both of these guys are fairly new names but caught my eye with their genre-defying style and killer live sets. Aptly named, “Brooklyn” is sexy tech house jam with a bit of a progressive spin – something I would definitely expect to hear on a late night in the BK.
The LA based big room young gun MAKJ has taken a stab into tech house, and left a serious first blow. His newest original tune “Croche” takes you on trip through bouncy chords that roll along atop a winding bassline – definitely one for the later night club set. Gonna test this one out tonight for sure, I suggest you do the same!
Kill Frenzy has had a very, very good year. He’s got releases on dirtybird, Anabatic, and Moda Black, a track that hundreds of DJs across hundreds of genres fired out from their crates as a club weapon, and DJ sets all over the world (including a stop here in LA for HARD Summer), all helping him quickly become a name at the tip of everyone’s tongue when it comes to bumpin’ booty bass. Unsurprisingly so, with a track that has made millions of people not-so-secretly wish they could make their booty clap. With a marketable and clever DJ name, a hairstyle rivaling Roger Klotz from Doug, and a finesse for groovy but rattling bass lines, Kill Frenzy is locked and loaded to continue along his path of tech-y goodness.
Last week I caught the elusive Brussels native for a chat on Twitter, and what a charmer the young lad is. Go check out our discussion after the jump, where we talk about many of his favorite things, including naked girls in his studio, chocolate, the Ghettos & Gardens album, and more.
Engulfed in a sea of tech house, bassline, ghetto tech, NU-K garage, and deep house comes BONES - DEEP END Volume 2. There’s been an vast amount of great production this summer, and this next installment to my new mix series was long overdue. As I’ve stated before, the DEEP END ventures away from my harder hitting origins and lets you reach the depths of rolling basslines and funky riffs guaranteed to make you swim in your seat. Whether you’re at work, school, in the car, in your room, getting the party started or winding everything down – jump in the DEEP END and explore a different fathom of electronic music.
THE DEEP END Volume 2 features tracks by Catz ‘N Dogz, Mak & Pasteman, Justin Jay, Pirupa, The Sneekers, Popof, Zombie Disco Squad, Adam Port, Shadow Child, Audiojack, Sepehr, and many more.
Last weekend in New York it seemed like there was one name on everyone’s lips, Danny Avila. The Spanish teen prodigy recently made his NYC debut with a weekend full of events and we were lucky enough to catch his performance at two.
MOBY‘s legendary track, “Extreme Ways,” was originally released in the summer of 2002 as a single off of his acclaimed album, 18. Since then, the electronic/rock single equipped with MOBY’s melancholy vocals has been licensed for all four of the Bourne films — with a new version released with Bourne Ultimatum and another new rendition for the most recent Bourne Legacywhich hit screens this summer. Along with the newest version, “Extreme Ways” was also given the remix treatment by a few artists, including this stabbing Tech House remix from M-nus‘ Matador out of Dublin, Ireland. Have a listen chaps + lasses and be on the lookout for the forthcoming remix package out on Beatport September 24th and worldwide October 8th. √+