Rising LA house/indie-dance artist SNBRN makes his Ultra Music debut with the release of “Raindrops”. In “Raindrops”, the Southern California native carefully balances warm piano chords and Kerli’s infectious vocals with an undeniably catchy synth hook. This expertly crafted interplay of melody results in a sublime piece of house music.
“6 months ago I met Kerli at a small studio in Venice Beach, California. We shared our stories, really got to know each other and came up with a concept that would evolve into the song you hear today. We wanted to create a song that would be powerful and moving yet also something you could really groove to. The lyrics really hit home for me and I’m so excited to finally share it with you guys. It was such an unbelievable experience to work with Kerli and create something so beautiful from nothing. The best things always take time; the wait was definitely worth it. I present to you RAINDROPS.” – SNBRN
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Pat Lok continues to be the hardest working man in dance music. 2015 has picked up right where a very prolific 2014 left off. In early January, he kicked off the new year with his smash single “All In My Head“. And not to be outdone, he delivers his first remix of the year. His remix of “Hold Me” by Gold Fields is a jazzy House dazzler filled with warm throwback vibes. 2015 is lookin’ mighty good so far for Mr. Pat Lok.
Be sure to heart (♥) this song on Hype Machine & Pat Lok will personally come to your house & hold you. [Link]
One of LA’s finest producer/DJs and GDD™ Guest Mix alum, Lonely Boy, is coming through with his truly outstanding Don’t You Think EP, and sure enough, Desert Hearts Records has it locked for a release on Tuesday, January 27th. The EP features two masterful tunes, “Don’t You Think” and “Rise.” The first is a Lee Burridge-inspired cut that sets a smooth, rolling tech-house vibe before breaking through with a pumping groove, while the latter features a monstrous evolving bassline, orchestra hits, peak-time energy, and a hint of classic Bob Marley. Enjoy below and head after the jump for the story behind “Don’t You Think” from Lonely Boy himself.
Earlier this week, we premiered Lupe Fuentes‘ latest tech-house groover, “Endlessly,” and now we have her party-starting offering for our guest mix series – as promised. Sharp in the studio and behind the decks, the LA newcomer demonstrates how she can work the dance floor just as hard as her productions. Featuring Huxley, Mickey, Eats Everything, Doorly, Eli Escobar, Steve Lawler, a few cuts of her own, and more, Lupe keeps her track selection on point, while slowly building the energy up for a firing finish. Listen/Download:
Lying primarily on the future/bass side of the electronic spectrum is New York-based producer Luca Lush. Aside from his bold Soundcloud typeface, this up-and-coming producer has done well to carve his own unique niche in the electronic sound. Remixes of big tracks and a handful of collaboration with Josh Pan have gifted him hundreds of thousands of streams — and for good reason. This latest track is one of the better future house style tunes I’ve heard in a hot minute, a combination of both the soulful and hard-hitting. Check it out now, and look forward to some forthcoming releases via Alaya.
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Los Angeles DJ/producer duo Bixel Boys had one of the biggest come-ups in 2014. Their #FREELIFE campaign stamped their ideology and branding on the foreheads of music and fashion junkies alike. Not to mention, their tunes are next level. Their first release of 2015 comes in the form of an official remix for Le Youth and his track “Real.” The boys take the nu-disco laced tune and flip it into a faster paced, more futuristic house heater. If you’re digging this, pre-order it now and show them some love.
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There’s no doubt that the haunting vocals of Chet Faker‘s “Talk Is Cheap” has struck the internet right in the feels… for all those out there looking for a DJ friendly version however, the mysterious project known as Foreign & Domestic has the answer to your prayers. Light, housey, and just the right amount of that CF soul makes this flip ready for any club set. Fans of Julio Bashmore, Disclosure, and T.E.E.D. will be all over this one!
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After dropping her single, “Twisting My Mind,” just last week, producer/DJ Lupe Fuentes returns with “Endlessly,” a fresh, groove-driven track featured on Safe Music’s Skill Box Vol. 5 compilation. Born in Colombia, raised in the club scene of Spain, and now living in Los Angeles, this rising underground house music specialist is quickly emerging as a notable force, especially since she’s already seeing support from Dubfire, Gorgon City, Claptone, Tensnake, and more. On her latest effort, “Endlessly,” Lupe went with a stripped down approach, letting her layered percussion and deep bassline shine through for a proper tech-house jam that’ll keep dance floors happy & healthy. Enjoy below, head over to Beatport to pick up your copy, and stay tuned for Lupe’s GDD™ Guest Mix this Wednesday!