I couldn’t have imagined a better way to close out Coachella this year than by watching the Disclosure boys rock the Gobi Tent. Their blistering set was the perfect end to an amazing weekend. The set ended with two special guest vocalists, Jessie Ware on “Running” and Sam Smith on “Latch” (see below). No offense to the Red Hot Chili Peppers or Eric Prydz, but if you weren’t at Disclosure to close out the festival, you were doing it wrong.
Midway through their set, Disclosure announced that they were playing a new track off their upcoming album. The track turned out to be “You & Me” featuring Eliza Doolittle, and despite the fact that nobody in the crowd had heard the song before, it did little to deter them from cuttin’ some serious rug (or in this case, some serious grass). Check out “You & Me” below and get to steppin’.
• New single ‘You & Me’ available April 28th
• November UK Tour Announced! Pre-Sale details here: www.disclosureofficial.com
• Album featuring ‘Latch’, ‘White Noise’ and ‘You & Me’ available for pre order www.disclosureofficial.com
• The Album ‘Settle’ out June 3rd
• PMR Records
Last month the good people at Dirtybird uploaded a preview of a monstrous EP by Breach. Since then the tracks have received major support from BBC Radio 1/1xtra DJ’s, and have been argued (by us of course) as the hottest tunes from Miami. Take a listen and go grab yourself a copy!
Listen to the B side after the jump!
[Photo by Joe Wehner]
Spring can now officially begin. The new aRod SpringGlo 2013 Mix is here to set the mood for the entire Spring season. From deep disco to indie-electro, from big disco to UK + deep house, this mix runs the gamut on all your favorite genres. Lustful, sleazy, bouncy vibes from the MASSIVE track list (incl. Villa, Kastle, Russ Chimes, Classixx, Ali Love & Breach, just to name a few of the fantastic many). ENJOY.
Yup. It’s Valentine’s Day. You can love it or you can hate it. Regardless of your feelings towards V-Day, there is one true universal love I think we can all agree on: MUSIC. The music brought forth to you today on The Dirt #106 is music inspired by sex + love + beauty and everything that little heart ♥ symbol represents. Let The Dirt #106 be your soundtrack to this Valentine’s Day and more importantly, this Valentine’s Night.
The Dirt #106 features a hot new Julio Bashmore remix of “Suit & Tie” by JT plus some serious gettin’ down jams by Flume, James Blake and Jessie Ware along with some under-the-cover remakes of classics by Foreigner & TLC. Of course a SLOW JAMZ compilation just wouldn’t be complete without a little somethin’ by The Weeknd.
It’s The Dirt #105 with aRod + Tropicool runnin’ the gamut on your favorite genres, from Indie to Disco to Deep House, there’s even a dash of Freestyle Booty Bass to grime things up. Along with an indie-riffic RAC remix of The Killers, we’ve also got Feeboy’s fresh new take on Duke Dumont’s sizzler-of-the-moment, “100%”. Also featured is the long awaited track “Excommunication” by Erkka…we’ve waited six long months for this deep electro gem to come out and it’s finally here! And if that’s not enough, we’ve got some freshies from Grizzly Bear, Lancelot, Hot Natured and many more.
TWELVES SONGS. ALL FREE TO DOWNLOAD.
This 12-pack is gonna go down niiice + smoooth…
Without a doubt, my favorite babe of 2012 was the lovely and talented Ms. Anna Lunoe. She’s a wonderful DJ, an amazing songwriter, a master collaborator, her style is sexy and her eyebrows are bangin’. If last year was any indication of things to come from Anna, then 2013 should be a big year for her.
The Anna Lunoe Facebook page just hit the 10,000 fan milestone and as a gift to her fans, Anna is giving away a track for free. It’s a Winter-y song she wrote back in 2011. It’s deep & sweet with a little UK shuffle. Here’s what she had to say about it:
“This is one of the first songs that I wrote, produced and recorded on one rainy Winter’s day in June 2011. It’s very simple and quite different in style to the things I’m working on now, but looking back, it’s a sweet in its simplicity but I thought some of you might enjoy it. I will disable it in ten days or after 10K downloads.
Happy new year and thank you for supporting my music!
A little song with a lot of heart. Thanks, Anna…
Does anyone under 105 bpm groove harder than Bondax does? I think not. Bondax are back with a new track entitled “Gold”. It’s more soulful, future bass from the young duo. It’s that Bondax sound we’ve grown accustomed to love in a very short amount of time: smooth, sultry beats with a gritty, edgy feel. Toss in some sweet, crooning vocals and it’s another top notch JAM for the Bondax boys.
“Gold” is out late January on Justus.
Bondax continue to push the Future envelope with their latest remix of “Not Giving In” by Rudimental. The original of “Not Giving In” is a mixture of poppy soul and drum & bass. With their remix, Bondax takes things to a whole other Bondaxian (yup, that’s a word now) level. While still maintaining the track’s original, soulful groove, Bondax’s piano poppin’ remix is full of Future bounce and strategically placed bass making it another winner for our favorite, young UK duo. OK, second favorite.
I’ve been waiting a long time for this. With my heart reasonably tied to the sounds of the UK, part of me squeals with joy when I see one of the young artists pushing the new era of garage come to the states. It means something real; that the music that the UK has been an advocate of for ages now has finally touched down in the US, that the was once behind-the-curve American market for dance music may slowly be catching up. Disclosure, consisting of Howard and Guy, two very young brothers (18 & 21) have quickly risen to the forefront of this kind of sound, and lucky for LA, they headlined an amazing live show at the El Rey to a sold out crowd of costumed enthusiasts on Halloween.
I’m pretty sure something has to be said that every single song they’ve made has been released, and on top of that, they’re all hits. These kids quite literally hopped on to making garage style music after falling in love with Burial’s Untrue two years ago, and ever since then it’s been a whirl of success, with a free EP garnering them masses of downloads & “What’s In Your Head” in every single DJ rotation, radio show, and mixtape this summer.
As everyone was doing some last minute costume prepping before heading to the El Rey that night, I jetted over to the historic venue to have a chat with the boys before the show. Their young faces & Howard’s aside that he misses England were perhaps the only things indicating their age; the boys otherwise spoke and performed as though they were much older. Great guys, pleasant interview, a real treat. Later, after I arrived to the always great Samo Sound Boy‘s set, there was a pleasantness in the air unlike other shows; a kind of unspoken knowledge of the oxytocin-laced, subtle booty-shake set that Disclosure was about to provide. And that’s exactly what it was. After opening with “Control”, the boys worked rather seamlessly together in their live show, leaving perhaps the entire audience with a smile on their face the entire time. Whatever it is they are doing, they are doing it right. I’m very much looking forward to the boundless future of Disclosure, and happily await their return.
Until then, get your digs with the interview, and their very awesome mix for The Fader below.
Did you know that Bondax have a record label? They do. It’s called Justus Recordings. It’s new, it’s up & coming and as expected, it’s cutting edge. Here’s a little something they had to say about it:
“We basically just want to release all the artists we’ve been listening to over the years that we love and don’t understand why they haven’t been snatched up by other labels. I won’t reveal too much, but we definitely don’t want to stay within the realms of dance music.”
The latest release off Justus is “MLLN DLLR” by Sweater Beats. Brooklyn producer Sweater Beats describes “MLLN DLLR” as “French Touch meets Future Bass”. Now THAT is a sound I can definitely get on board with. And you should, too. ”MLLN DLLR” samples the 2009 Whitney Houston track “Million Dollar Bill” and is one hot + sexy ride. Check it out below and get ready for some candle lit booty bouncin’.