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After almost a year of reclusion from releases, the funk driven phenom Griz is back on the beats with a forthcoming album and a new single to get to kick it off. The track features soulful vocals from Orlando Napier, carried by a genre-bending groove that covers the spectrum from jazz, blues, rock and electronic. And the man himself was so excited to share it with his fans he had to include a little note about it:

“FINALLY!!! I am so so so so so stoked to release new music! It has been such a busy year and I am very proud to finally give you guys a listen and free download to my first single “A Fine Way to Die” featuring my good compadre Orlando Napier! Between recording horn lines, drums, writing guitar lines, and recording the most killin vocals, this song took a full year to make. I really hope you guys enjoy this monster of a tune!!! Get the funk down!”

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Forget your typical 2 minute festival after movie.  In grand fashion, the folks at Bud Light Digital Dreams dropped a timebomb of a recap movie of their latest event.  Featuring tunes from TiestoJustice, Keys N Krates and more, this mini-doc features 13 minutes of action over their 2-day takeover of the Flats at Ontario Place.  You can’t have a bad time with that much talent packed into 48 hours of music.

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Good news for us, they’re back next June 27 & 28 at the same place with bigger vibes.  Expect lineup announcements sooner than later, and subscribe to their newsletter here for the quickest updates.

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Prep School Recordings is proud to present indie electronic duo Ardency with their “Gradience” EP. Ardency fuses elements of future music atmospheres and classic french electro instrumentation with warm vocal toplines to deliver an angsty, passion driven two track EP. “A Way To Say” and “King & Queen” both hold somber yet uplifting messages; leading the listener through feelings of lament and nostalgia, then away to a blind yet optimistic state of mind. Ardency elaborates on their inspiration for the EP:

“The definition of Gradience is the absence of a clear cut boundary. That is ultimately what we wanted to accomplish with this EP; we want to push the boundaries of music. We feel that the EP strongly represents the type of emotional sound that we aim for as Ardency.” – Ardency

Ardency’s “Gradience” EP was be released by Prep School Recordings on all major digital retailers on December 9th, 2014. Stream both tracks below, and download “A Way To Say” from SoundCloud now:

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Rotterdam’s own Tom Bull is back with a free tune to jump start your weekend.  It comes in the form of an official remix for the gifted vocalist Ayah Marar and her track “Mind Controller.”  Being that the original is so rooted in the dance style, Bull was given a great platform to work off of.  Showing off a bouncy bass line and cool UK vibe, the remix definitely takes “Mind Controller” to the next level.  Grab the free download and check out more Tom Bull in the future!

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Lokal Legend, the label that debuted Kiesza’s “Hideaway” is back with another artist poised to take over the indie dance world: Listenbee – “Save Me”. Rami Afuni, Lokal Legend founder and producer of Kiesza’s Hideaway and debut album “Sound of a Woman” shares his vision for the project:

 “From the moment I heard ‘Save Me’, I knew that the Listenbee project was the perfect follow up to the Kiesza release. Listenbee breaks down barriers in the Electronic world, while maintaining a strong sense of artistry, musical integrity and songwriting acumen. Listenbee’s aesthetic simply aligned perfectly with my vision for the Lokal Legend brand.”

Check out the track below and download it for free now:

Holidaz 2014

Stock up on firewood & spike the eggnog…it’s time for Gotta Dance Dirty’s 4th annual HOLIDAZE MIX.  One hour of fireplace jams & holiday funk courtesy of aRod + BONES.

aRod + BONES – Holidaze 2014 Mix
[0:00-30:15] • AROD
Wolf Saga ft. LYON – You Only Live Once

Chris Malinchak – Happiness (Soundstorm-Radio Extended Mix)
Rebecca & Fiona – Letters (HNNY Remix)
Paradis – Sur Une Chanson En Francais
Royksopp ft. Robyn – Monument Dance (Marcus Marr Remix)
Fairchild – I Just Want You
London Grammar – If You Wait (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
[30:16-59:59] • BONES
Karen Harding – Say Something (Zac Samuel Remix)

Low Steppa – So Real
Arches – Want You
The Weeknd – Often (Figgy Remix)
Jaust – We Need a New Life (Xinobi Remix)
Sam Smith – Like I Can (Jonas Rathsman Remix)
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
Blonde – Higher Ground (KANT Remix)
Chris Lake & Chris Lorenzo – Wicked Games Edit


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The Miami based Sluggers have brought a classic back from the dead and created a monster. The anthemic “Get Yourself High” by The Chemical Brothers has helped paved the way in electronic music today, and Sluggers pay homage in their new version. Keeping the spookiness of the original, they add a dark and techy feel with a rolling bassline and that compliments the techno driven lead and “chemical” stabs. Listen below, and be on the lookout for when the download drops!

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There is something about the Winter time that makes me feel more.. sophisticated. Maybe it’s the Peacoat, maybe it’s the soul satisfying cup of coffee needed to keep warm in the early hours, or maybe it’s the music. One London based label has my admiration, and for good reason. A casual afternoon spent devouring their SoundCloud collection has led to some prolific and merciful finds. To me, it’s music that sounds like a piece of the composer was put into a given production, a piece that they might not get back but needs to be shared nonetheless. It takes a certain kind of artist to create music like that, and Erased Tape Records has managed to find a bountiful lot of them. Continue Reading

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Local Venice producer Ruff Hauser dropped a bomb of an EP yesterday.  The whole package consists of three originals and a bonus download remix of “Gotta Get Thru This.”  All of the tracks are bass house club killers, utilizing super high energy bass lines and tech influenced percussion and sampling.  The production value in all of these tracks really speaks volumes about Ruff Hauser, a guy who I can see getting huge in 2015.  Grab the EP on Beatport and snag the bonus free download here for your efforts!

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