After paying their dues behind-the-scenes in the underground, the impassioned and well-intentioned Desert Hearts (DH) crew has recently been gaining the clout that they deserve, yet they still remain as humble and focused as ever. Known for their vibe-heavy, community-oriented gatherings where the House, Techno, and love doesn’t stop, Desert Hearts is now widening its musical footprint as a record label with its first successful release from one of the DH masterminds, Mikey Lion, and his friend, Jonjo Williams. The pair have offered up a funky, groove-driven 2-track EP that highlights Wu-Tang Clan and James Brown influences in a modern dance floor-ready manner. Enjoy below and the EP can be purchased on Beatport.
Check out the official video after the jump as a bonus!
As if the original and its first remix package wasn’t enough – Sweat It Out! and Motez are offering a very special giveaway remix to his newest single “Own Up”, coming from the mysterious collaborative project called POOLCLVB. This charts in as our personal favorite remix yet, and the response is an accordance with support from the likes of Claude Vonstroke, Oliver Heldens, Nina Las Vegas, Yolanda Be Cool, CRNKN and even Motez himself. Jackin and melodic, this remix delivers everything you’d want for a summer tune fit (ironically) for both the pool and the club. Listen and grab it below for FREE!
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Sultan of Summer. Dance Music’s Jimmy Buffett. Mayor of Vibestown. Whatever you wanna call Viceroy, it’s clear that he has home field advantage at any summertime pool party, and Splash House in Palm Springs is the homecoming game. Round 2 of this summer’s poolside soiree is coming up quick (August 8th-10th), so we wanted to check in with our pal Viceroy in a little different way — with the Hawaiian shirt honcho responding to our inquiries only in the form of GIFs.
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Bondax and Darius come together on the latter’s remix of the former’s track “All I See” and the result is a mid-Summer masterpiece. Every track released between June and August claims to be a Summer classic. But few can truly back up that claim. Bondax have a proven track record when it comes to Summertime vibes. And Darius has proven to be a mood setter for all seasons (his “Romance” EP is [hot] hands down one of 2014′s finest). So naturally this artistic combination is a can’t miss for a proper Summer nights jam. Darius eases back on the tropical booty wave of the original to give “All I See” a more smoothed out, balanced sound. Darius softens the bursting vocals of the original, creating a more seductive feel to set the mood just right. If you like to keep things close on the dance floor, then this is the song for you.
Happy Friday! To get your weekend started, the Sweat It Out stalwart Danny T has just dropped his Take Me EP, and its the everything you could want from a summer house track. Don’t take my word for it, the Sweat It Out team’s description is gold:
“It’s like he rinsed himself in cool, washed himself in the future, cleansed himself with hotness and came out with an Ep of goodness like only someone who has such methods of hygiene could. 3 house cuts that bump like Chicago, wonk like London and sing like San Fran.”
The tracks already have support from the likes of AC Slater, His Majesty Andre, CRNKN, Yolanda Be Cool, Munnibrotherz and more. Listen below and grab em’ today!
‘TAKE ME’ FULL STREAM
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After releasing his outstanding single, “Questions,” and performing at The Hudson Project earlier this month, the NYC transplant, Panic Bomber, continues to build upon his budding career as he readies a slew of releases across house-related genres, while focusing on a new hybrid DJ/live performance incorporating live production. As a collaborator with our own Troy Kurtz on the Kurtz & Bomber project, and resident for the famed Slap & Tickle party in Miami, this dance music aficionado flexes his refined taste for a captivating hour of deep grooves on this week’s guest mix. Keep an eye on Panic Bomber as he makes his ascent in the dance music world.
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Toronto based Meech and Rynecologist‘s collaborative project RYME has delivered, straight from a different realm, their remix of Tiga‘s new chugger “Bugatti”. I can’t decide if this is techno for pop fans, or perhaps pop for techno fans – either way, it’s jackin and crunk as fuhhhhk. RYME‘s rework gives the original some bounce, a fatter bassline, and a thicker amount of overall driving energy. This is some jukin’ techno – DL it for free below!