There’s something viciously nostalgic about french house producer Panteros666 latest LP Hyper Reality. This new album released by one of my favorite labels, Bromance Records, seamlessly blends 90′s hardcore rave samples and dark house vibes, unquestionably inducing you into a convulsion of no return. Hyper Reality converges into a musical concept like no other, there’s no doubt an alien abduction took place and the message is… DESTROY!
Panteros666 aka Victor Watel has spent years developing his cyber-pscychedelic aesthetic, cleverly molding genres from acid techno to future bass, and even some southern rap influences. Expect drone-type vocal samples, steady bass lines, apocalyptic synths and just an overall invitation to another dimension. Definitely not an album for the faint of heart. Check out the Hyper Reality mini mix and what Panteros666 crafted for his live shows… the future is here!
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Known from time to time to do the disco, Pat Lok is also not afraid to knock you on your ass. His latest concoction, called “Crazy Juice”, is a fireball shot full of high energy + wild warehouse vibes, sure to get you wasted on the dancefloor. 151 proof, indeed. If it were 4am and the rave was going strong, I don’t think anybody would be upset if a 30-minute extended version of “Crazy Juice” was all that was playing. And if that’s not enough to go off of, just check out what his peers are saying:
Volta Bureau – “Diggin this one. Real jackin”
Danny C90s – “BANGER”
Nacey (Misun) – “Love this! Basslines over everything forever”
Flash Mode – “Heavy man! Like Shadow Child on ecstasy”
Laberge – “brb taking an E”
Get jacked up on that “Crazy Juice”….
Kavinsky is back in the US touring in support of his long-awaited debut album, OutRun, out last month on Casablanca/Republic Records, and supporting him tonight at Webster Hall in NY and tomorrow night at Lot 613 here in Los Angeles is one of GDD™’s favorite Brits, Riton. Riton has recently put together a Rerub for Croatian duo SymbolOne, who just released their Pink Elephant EP on ClubMod in late February, and ClubMod has been nice enough to let us give away his Techno take on the House-y original for free! Download below and check out Riton this weekend if you’re in NY or LA!
The boys over at Solé have taken us on yet another musical journey. If Lionel Richie was fueled by propane, sported reebok pumps and night crawled the mean streets of Venice, you’d end up with something that sounded a little bit like, well… let’s just say we were lucky enough to capture the radness in this month’s Fixtape. Solé Bicycle Co. is pleased to present this month’s Fixtape, from LA’s own,Oliver, the electro-funk super group of Oliver Goldstein & Vaughn Oliver. They’ve been making waves with their deep undertones, infectiously funky riffs, and intergalactic space beats, sure to make your mother shutter. Whether you prowl dark alleys hanging out in various voodoo circles or spend your free time spreading funky mayo on your friend’s sandwiches, this Fixtape is for you. Strap on your helmet and chuck the deuce, because you’re on the highway to hell.
Download it HERE
Toronto’s deepest duo Art Department has transcended the spirit of Burning Man’s ‘Robot Heart’ into an original production with the help of Blud, Shaun Reeves (VisionQuest) and Damian Lazarus. The deep house kingpins are celebrating the infamous Burning Man camp – with a remix competition on hosted on beatport! Riding off an official remix for Azari & III, our Dim Mak friends VCO have stepped up to the task and have delivered a wave of techno atop a rolling basslin driving their version. Check it out below and VOTE for their remix! Plus, since VCO are veteran-burners, they figured “joining in this contest would be fairly fitting.”
I first saw French vocalist/producer/DJ, Miss Kittin, at Avalon Hollywood in early 2011 on a Saturday night, and it was her live vocals and impeccable taste that truly captivated my attention for her entire set. There’s a balance in Miss Kittin’s productions and performances that creates pure entertainment — largely due to her voice. Today, the single “Bassline” came out via wSphere Records as a precursor to her forthcoming album, and the first lady of Techno addresses her vocal process, explaining, “Even though I always tried to write smart lyrics, it’s good sometimes to stay simple. You might call this a pop song with dumb lyrics, but it allows me to focus on complex vocal effects to make it strong, rather than counting on the words.” Listen to the preview below and find out what she’s talking about.
After an amicable split in late 2012, Bot (ex Crookers) took to the studio to start a new chapter in his musical career; aiming his production sights at a new futuristic Techno sound. 11 brand new originals came of this self-inflicted studio lockdown, including a handful of new collaborations with Astronomar, TAI, David Heartbreak, and more. He’s put together a 24-minute teaser to give us all a taste of the new side of Bot, and it’s brilliant. Bot’s first release will be out this March on Mad Decent.
Our good friend and incredible lyricist, Louisahh!!!, just sent us over a pair of freebies that she put together with her pals David Carretta and Workerpoor for French imprint, Space Factory, and both are phenomenal, Techno bouncers. There’s something about Louisahhh!!!’s vocals over French Techno that seems to fit hand in glove. We approve.
While I DO know about the legendary Kompakt Records, I admittedly do not know a whole lot about their artist COMA (duo Marius Bubat & Georg Conrad who apparently hail from Space, according to their bio). I DO, however, know my 80s music. And everyone knows that “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes is one of the greatest one-hit wonders of all time. The track has certainly made some appearances on the electronic music circuit via remixes and sampling, most notably on “In Your Arms” by all-time GDD favorite Mylo.
This time around, “Bette Davis Eyes” gets a rich, hypnotic, techno pop treatment from the aforementioned COMA. The long, spacey intro builds and builds and then right around the 4:00 minute mark, that signature synth riff comes rolling in. And the result is glorious. Even more glorious: the track is being given away as a free .WAV!
LA! Where will you be on New Years Eve?
Sure there are plenty of goings on around the area, but GDD would like to personally suggest the place to be as we ring in 2013. Insomniac has teamed up with Exchange in downtown LA to bring you a monumental night of music thats sure to go til the break of dawn. In the main room (top floor), techno legends Sasha and Adam Beyer will be in control of the decks, while deeper heavyweights Art Department and Damian Lazarus will be holding down Room 2 (bottom floor). You can fist pump your life away any other night – we highly recommend educating yourself with some of the best in electronic music as we ring in the new year.
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