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).”
You’ve probably heard some of tech-house remixes this Los Angeles-based producer has released over the past months. Modus has been on a tear with extremely well-received remixes of Flight Facilities‘ “Two Bodies” and Zhu‘s “Faded,” and just released another original today. Via Funk’n Deep Records in volume 5 of their “Syndication” series, “Volume Up” is a late night club killer — featuring an eerie sound arrangement and absolutely massive bass-driven sections. If you’re looking for a bright young light in a new wave of tech-house production, look no further than Modus.
One of LA’s finest producer/DJs and GDD™ Guest Mix alum, Lonely Boy, is coming through with his truly outstanding Don’t You Think EP, and sure enough, Desert Hearts Records has it locked for a release on Tuesday, January 27th. The EP features two masterful tunes, “Don’t You Think” and “Rise.” The first is a Lee Burridge-inspired cut that sets a smooth, rolling tech-house vibe before breaking through with a pumping groove, while the latter features a monstrous evolving bassline, orchestra hits, peak-time energy, and a hint of classic Bob Marley. Enjoy below and head after the jump for the story behind “Don’t You Think” from Lonely Boy himself.
Earlier this week, we premiered Lupe Fuentes‘ latest tech-house groover, “Endlessly,” and now we have her party-starting offering for our guest mix series – as promised. Sharp in the studio and behind the decks, the LA newcomer demonstrates how she can work the dance floor just as hard as her productions. Featuring Huxley, Mickey, Eats Everything, Doorly, Eli Escobar, Steve Lawler, a few cuts of her own, and more, Lupe keeps her track selection on point, while slowly building the energy up for a firing finish. Listen/Download:
After dropping her single, “Twisting My Mind,” just last week, producer/DJ Lupe Fuentes returns with “Endlessly,” a fresh, groove-driven track featured on Safe Music’s Skill Box Vol. 5 compilation. Born in Colombia, raised in the club scene of Spain, and now living in Los Angeles, this rising underground house music specialist is quickly emerging as a notable force, especially since she’s already seeing support from Dubfire, Gorgon City, Claptone, Tensnake, and more. On her latest effort, “Endlessly,” Lupe went with a stripped down approach, letting her layered percussion and deep bassline shine through for a proper tech-house jam that’ll keep dance floors happy & healthy. Enjoy below, head over to Beatport to pick up your copy, and stay tuned for Lupe’s GDD™ Guest Mix this Wednesday!
Los Angeles is home to several world-class producers that are on the rise, but there are few that are shaping the sound of tomorrow with as much style and authenticity as Lonely Boy. Heralded as a “Funk conductor, eclectic savant, and master of good vibes,” this Desert Hearts & RollingTuff-affiliated house music maestro has quickly become a local favorite, while also seeing support for his cutting-edge productions from underground luminaries like Lee Burridge. For his guest mix, Lonely Boy brings us his set from a recent performance at Studio 5 After Hours, so it’s a perfect example of what he can do behind the decks in a live setting. Featuring Adana Twins, Justin Martin, Groove Armada, Pete Oak, Tanner Ross, one of Lonely Boy’s own forthcoming jams, “Don’t You Think” (Out on Desert Hearts Records 1/27/15) and more, this mix is a must-listen for those down with the deeper side of house music.
If you’ve attended a Desert Hearts party, consider yourself lucky. This Southern California music and arts collective has had a phenomenal year, putting on a handful of the most talked-about shows and festivals around. What do you get when you take the elated, carefree vibe of early Coachella days and cross it with a brazen step forward in electronic sound? Desert Hearts. The mix we’re bringing to you exclusively is a stand out B2B set including an on point selection of deep/tech from Deep Jesus and Marbs. This release is in celebration of their performance at Minimal Effort‘s NYE event at Lot 613 in LA (Tickets), which features the rest of the Desert Hearts crew, as well as DJ T., Three, & Fur Coat. Enjoy the mix, see you on NYE!