Like a bat out of hell, Soulwax has slapped their name of some of hottest tunes in recent memory. Plowing through Jungle and Tame Impala like nothing, they’ve now put their spin on Hot Chip. “Huarache Lights” was one of the monster tracks from “Why Make Sense?,” and these guys just took it up a notch. They turn the tough melody from the original tune into a crunchy 120ish masterpiece. Those characteristic chimes throughout the tune remind you that you’re not the water that’s apparently flowing on Mars.
Crooked Colours are a live electronic trio, creating music that has one foot in the indie genre and one foot in a darker electronic realm. Comprising of Phil Slabber, Leon Debaughn and Liam Merret-Park, their sound has often been compared to a combination of English indie-rock foursome Alt-J and US electronic duo Crystal Castles. Today, we have the awesome opportunity to premiere their latest tune, “Steps.” Dark vox couple with a haunting soundscape to create a really epic neo-techno creation. Enjoy!
Chicago’s prolific house music producer, Roy Davis Jr., is still on point, even after decades of strong influence in the scene. His newest release comes as a remix of Kim Anh’s “Shadows,” and he easily does justice to the original, while giving it his own flair. On his remix, Roy Davis Jr. keeps the soulful, psychedelic vibes strong with a smooth four-on-the-floor rhythm that’s accented by strings, phaser-ed guitar work, and chopped n’ screwed vocals. Enjoy below and buy it on iTunes.
2015 for Justin Jay has been one for the ages, and he’s rolling on into the last quarter of the year with the wind at his back. Just last Friday, the LA-based producer/DJ took over the BBC Radio 1 airwaves with an after hours mix feature on Pete Tong’s show, which followed the slot helmed by VIVa Music’s Steve Lawler. Throughout the year, Justin has been teasing his new project, Justin Jay & Friends, so not surprisingly, he decided to include a few new unreleased tracks, amongst an array of groovy jams from the likes of Catz ‘N Dogz, Adriatique, Dimitri From Paris, Aroop Roy, and more. Definitely let this mix carry you into the weekend, and if you haven’t been able to catch Justin on his Mom, I Graduated! World Tour, see when he’s coming to a city near you here.
Get ready for some serious feels. Known for his superb handling of the low end, Kasbo is no stranger to the GDD feed. A laid back, almost haunting ballad spills out of your speakers and wraps you in a warm embrace. Piano chords, string melody and these soulful vox samples take you on a serious journey. Hats of to Kasbo on this magical little number. Give him a shout on Soundcloud and download this boy for free.
Point Blank find out about her background, creative process and how she put the track together
Hannah V has done a lot in her short career. As well as working with seminal production squad Bugz In The Attic to touring the world with artists like Rihanna, Jessie J, Sugababes, Jason Derulo and many more, she’s managed to find time to kick start her solo career in impressive fashion.
With her new track ‘It Ain’t Right’ already making waves, Point Blank decided to pay her London studio a visit to find out more about her background, her creative process and how she put the track together using Logic Pro X. Make sure you subscribe to Point Blank’s YouTube channel for more interviews, tutorials and live events.
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This year, the UK’s producer/live band front man, Duke Dumont, has been maintaining his steady ascent, as he aims to bring something different and refreshing both in the studio and on stage. A couple of months ago, he announced his Blasé Boys Club EP series with the first track “Ocean Drive” that was initially premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The 80’s-inspired track has become a fan favorite, and it’s now receiving some remixes from Hayden James and Shaun Frank, who have each given their own groovy house music flair – James taking more of a poolside approach, while Frank positions it for late night dance floors. Listen for yourself here. The Blasé Boys Club Vol. 1 EP is due out on October 2nd, and the remixes will be out on October 16th.
The Germany-based label, This Ain’t Bristol, has set out on a path less taken, as they’ve dedicated their curation to UK house music in a region where techno is king. In just a couple of days, they’ll be rounding out a trilogy of compilations with the release of Even More Selections, which features everyone from the label’s A&R Billy Kenny, to Mark Starr, to Fritz Carlton and several more up-and-coming artists who aim to help shape the future of dance music.
In celebration of the Even More Selections compilation release, we’ve been given the exclusive premiere of one of the tracks included – “Now” by Florida’s Mark Starr and Connecticut’s Lux Groove. Listen below to hear their beefy, ghetto-tech-esque stomper that we’ve been jammin’ to all week.
Check out the rest of Even More Selections after the jump, and pre-order it here, ahead of it’s Friday release.
Coming off of one of the hotter Tame Impala remixes to surface over the Summer, Rambo V is back with another balearic jam. This time, he’s gone after Jamie xx and the hypnotic “Sleep Sound” off of his latest album, In Colour. Rambo does well to incorporate the signature vox sample pattern that dances over the original track. This remix, however, features a whimsical synth barrage and a pumping bass line to cross over to the pool party dance floor weapon category. Grab the free download now and enjoy!
No one’s career has — arguably — progressed more rapidly in 2015 that Alison Wonderland. This Aussie future bass prodigy has been releasing track after track, strolling through festival after festival just dropping heat on everyones face. Miss Alison came out of left field with a Hodgy Beats collaboration for her remix of Hermitude. The Odd Future rapper adds that x-factor to the gripping remix that’s sure to rock some speakers near you.