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LA’s Dr. Fresch has been cultivating a strong online presence with his catchy bass-driven productions, while running his own label, Prep School Recordings, that is becoming a hub for emerging talent. With a diverse style ranging from chilled-out trap to disco and deep house, he draws upon a medley of influences to manifest his genre-fusing sound that has won him top spots on the Hype Machine and Billboard’s Next Big Sound. In his guest mix, Dr. Fresch weaves through club-ready floor fillers, like his latest track, “You’re My Obsession” ft. Nate Dogg & Animotion, Dusky’s “Careless,” and Tchami’s A Tribe Called Quest remix, before slowly dropping the tempo for a smooth, vibey finish.

Apart from his mix, we were able to catch up with Dr. Fresch about his latest single, LA’s influence on his music, plans for Prep School Recordings, and his own future musical endeavors. Read the full interview and check out the tracklist for the mix after the jump.

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Happy Monday! To kick off your week, our LA friend RAGS has given us the exclusive giveaway of (2) of his new originals. Inspired by 90s acid house and Boys Noize current productions, Rags fuses techno driven leads with modern bass workings – influences of hip hop, trap, and club for good measure! Listen to what he had to say and grab the tunes below!

“Hopefully these will stay cool when the party’s over and you’re on your own again, that’s always my goal :) …Let’s party but then be real friends later too. LETS BE REAL FRIENDS.”

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After releasing their new track, “Christian Bale,” off of their forthcoming debut OWSLA EP, YOGI has come through with an absolutely massive guest mix. Weaving through a refined selection of everything from Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z to RL Grime, Keys N Krates, and Daft Punk, they draw listeners in with their exceptional taste and a high-energy mixing style that would seamlessly transfer into a live setting. YOGI has now proven themselves as a very promising act with expertise both in the studio and behind the decks. Expect big things for the future… Enjoy the guest mix below and see the tracklist after the jump.

If you missed it last week, check out “Christian Bale”:
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Our SLO-based friends TastyTreat have been chopping out productions left and right and are offering up their latest original “You Got Me” for FREE! The track showcases their dynamic production styles with blends of Jersey Club, melodic piano chords and a trap-driven backbone. Grab this one below, and look out for their forthcoming release “Diamonds” next month on JFK of MSTRKRFT’s Teenage Riot Records!

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The eve of revolution is upon us… the Los Angeles mystery that is Whiiite has been cast upon the blogosphere in the form of the first chapter to his saga – a graphic novel telling the tale of how Whiiite came to be, who he was, and maybe, what his purpose will be for? We’ll have to watch (above) and see what happens…

CREDITS:
A Graphic Novel Fueled by Bass music
Story by Aric Avelino & Chris White
Written by: Aric Avelino
Illustrated by: Paul Shipper
Score by: Chase Brawner (Pigna Productions)
Motion Graphics by Aric Avelino

¡BONUS!

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First debuted in his mix for Diplo&Friends on BBC Radio 1xtra, our friend Valentino Khan‘s new tune, “Cavepaint,” goes into the Jurassic era with caveman chatter and enough pumping bass to feel like you’ve been hit over the head with a club. “Cavepaint” also comes along with a Trap VIP counterpart, where Valentino slows it down and brings in the real dinosaur bass. What is dinosaur bass you say? Only one way to find out. And make sure to catch Val’s upcoming remix for Felix Cartal out on Dim Mak in the next few weeks!

Summer Tour
8/14 – Seattle, WA – Volume
8/16 – Las Vegas, NV – Body English at Hard Rock Hotel (w/ Luminox)
8/17 – Philadelphia, PA – SoundGarden Hall (w/ AC Slater)
8/22 – New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans (w/ Jesse Slayter)
8/31 – Denver, CO – Beta
9/6 – San Francisco, CA – 1015 Folsom

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The Parisian young gun known as DJ Snake has been riding huge hype since his breakout Bird Machine EP, and to show his fans some TLC he just released a FREE remix of AlunaGeorge‘s “You Know You Like It” on his soundcloud. The original was already a huge jam and the Bondax remix that followed bumped it up even more, but Snake’s version is pure fire no matter if you’re into trap tempos or not. Don’t sleep on this one, most definitely a summer staple.

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So proud of our mate and fellow LA resident Valentino Khan. After smashing a Diplo & Friends mix for BBC and the recent release of his production “Bubble Butt” ft. Bruno Mars, Tyga, and 2 Chainz for the forthcoming Major Lazer album, the young gun  now prepares to serve as direct support for The Bloody Beetroots (live) spring tour. All amidst, he is kickstarting another weekly giveaway with a double download of his massive intro track “Luxe”, kept in secret for almost a year now. if you hadn’t of guessed it, he created a “Trap myself” version on top of it, which is equally as filthy. Jump on these 2 below, and check out the tour dates to go see him w/ the Beetroots!


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TOUR DATES:
5.16.13 – EL PASO, TX – THE GARDEN (Valentino Khan solo show)*
5.17.13 – WASHINGTON, DC – 9:30 CLUB (w/ Bloody Beetroots)
5.18.13 – EDMONTON, AL, CANADA – ENCORE (w/ Dillon Francis)*
5.19.13 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – THEATRE OF LIVING ARTS (w/ Bloody Beetroots)
5.22.13 – BOSTON, MA – PARADISE ROCK CLUB (w/ Bloody Beetroots)
5.23.13 – MONTREAL, QB, CANADA – TELUS THEATRE (w/ Bloody Beetroots)
5.24.13 – TORONTO, ON, CANADA – PHOENIX CONCERT HALL (w/ Bloody Beetroots)
5.25.13 – PITTSBURGH, PA – MR. SMALLS THEATRE (w/ Bloody Beetroots)
5.27.13 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – SKYWAY THEATER (w/ Bloody Beetroots)

As the temperatures rise, so does our anticipation for HARD Summer Music Festival. In preparation for the incredibly eclectic lineup, HARD has created a mixtape series for the younger guns on the billing called the Future Stars Mini-Mix series. Leading things off is the Colorado native and bass-driven producer Paper Diamond, chunking out 30 minutes of high energy turn up and get down. Listen below and let the countdown to HSMF begin…


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