One of the East coast’s prized festivals, Mysteryland USA, is shaping up for its best edition yet this year on the Woodstock ’99 grounds in New York during June 10-13. Today, they just announced their full lineup by day and stage with additions of Amtrac, Autograf (Live), Infinity Ink (Live), Machinedrum, Mikey Lion & Deep Jesus, Penguin Prison, and Roman Flugel, on top of Lee Burridge, Claude VonStroke, ODESZA, Skrillex, Emancipator and more. To make matters even more exciting, Mysteryland USA also dropped news about the return of their speaker program (Curated and hosted by NPR personality, Anya Kamenetz), the Healing Garden (Curated by Sarah Schroder and back by popular demand), and for the first time in the U.S., a comedy tent has been added with Saturday Night Live’s Kyle Mooney headlining. Check out the full artist breakdown below.
Buy tickets to Mysteryland USA here and for every 3-day ticket you buy, the festival will donate $10 for bottled water for the Newark School System in New Jersey affected by the lead levels.
After the widely acclaimed Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons LP hit the shelves last year it was bound to be ripe for the remixing, and remixed it shall be, by some of the most venerable names in the game. Ahead of the remix LP’s May 13th release, we’ve got the exclusive stream of Acid Pauli‘s take on “Tangled Web.” Featuring dreamy synth arpeggios that delicately weave in and out of the soft spoken vocals it’s the sequenced percussion patterns that bring the beat home. Other remixers include Juan Atkins & Kimyon Huggins, Kölsch, Gorgon City, Red Axes, Dixon, Jamie Jones, Serge Devant, &Me, DrumTalk, Francesca Lombardo and Mehmet Aslan. You can purchase the project HERE.
The Blonde boys have had a massive past year. They’ve grown to prominence on the back of a handful of masterful tunes, the biggest of which would have to “All Cried Out.” From Oliver Nelson to The Magician, the remixers of the track carried it to lengths I’m not ever sure they would have imagined. Their latest single is Nothing Like This, a club tune with some super catchy vox from Craig David. They just dropped an official video for it, which features the UK duo on a Disclosure-esque live set-up. I’d be keen to see this live!
With Coachella weekend in the crosshairs, we’ve compiled a 35 track playlist highlighting a lot of the acts that’ve got us rearin’ to go. Fans of hip-hop, indie, rock, pop, house, and techno, rejoice as we do our best to cover all the bases in this behemoth of a Spotify playlist. Put your hair down, enjoy the vibes, and get ready for the ride of your life. Catch us on the polo fields wildin’ out like the kooks that we are and remember to take care of yourself and look after one another, and most importantly; DRINK MORE WATER!
Over the past few weeks, Justin Jay has been riding a wave of vibe-heavy releases from his Justin Jay & Friends project that’s quickly gaining steam in the dance music world. Ever since they teased fans with surprise live performances, and released “Karma” last year, the band has been in the spotlight, and they’re continuing to further their songwriting-fueled house music as they continue to roll out these new songs that will first make up EPs on different labels, then eventually Fantastic Voyage (The Album!).
“Weatherman,” “Can’t Complain,” and “What Do You Want” are the most recent tastes of the Justin Jay & Friends vibes to come, and they each differ in an exciting way, while also staying cohesive as they’re bound by a signature sound that features Josh Taylor’s vocals, Benny Bridges’ layered guitar licks, spacey atmospheres, acoustic drum samples, and an immersive groove. Enjoy and keep an eye out for more to come.
Back to reality, or so it seems, after another wildly successful Desert Hearts Spring Festival. The Gotta Dance Dirty crew did that dance floor dirty, with 72 hours of House, Techno, and Love, now in the rear view mirror. After several showers and a lot of naps, we’re ready to unpack the West Coast’s leading boutique festival. Noticeably warmer in the daytime than it’s Fall counterpart yet just as frigid at night, the Spring Festival celebrates the coming of the Vernal Equinox with larger than life day time vibes and interplanetary space travel by night. In other words, it was sprung! Below you’ll find our GDD™ Top 10 Moments (in no particular order) from the Desert Hearts Spring Festival that still have us reeling: Continue Reading
Festival season is upon us, and the massive lineups keep rolling out as the excitement continues to brew. After announcing phase 1 earlier this year, New York’s Mysteryland USA is adding to the already stacked bill with an eclectic array of talent, ranging from dance music to hip-hop, and several genres in between. The festival’s historic Woodstock venue, Bethel Woods, NY, will be welcoming headliners like Skrillex, ODESZA, and Bassnectar, while also featuring heavy hitters like Gesaffelstein, Young Thug, GRiZ, Keys N Krates, Gladkill, Rezz, and Tchami, amongst others. Although Mysteryland USA stepped outside of its typically underground-centric programming, it still locked in luminaries like Kerri Chandler, Art Department, J.Phlip, Lee Burridge, John Digweed, Moodymann, and more. With all of these acts and other attractions like delicious food, yoga, speakers, Mysteryland USA is about to be a memorable weekend beginning on June 10th.
If you like your Pop extra funky & your Disco done risqué, look no further because Sam Padrul has got the goods. His new single “Dirty Work” snags all the key elements from early 80s Funk/Disco + late 90s/early 2000s French House/French Pop & whips them into a modern Springtime masterpiece. Vocalist Patrick Baker’s ultra smooth style enhances the song’s suave, seductive feel. It’s playful Pop with a sexy twist.
“Dirty Work” is out soon on iTunes & other digital outlets.
Jamaican producer David Marston is set to release his beautiful new EP “Kindness of Bearer” and today we’re bringing you the EP’s emotional crowning point, “Sometimes It’s Hard”. The song is an affecting ride that bends, buckles & twists its way though your body, right into your heart. “Sometimes It’s Hard” dares to be different than most Downtempo/Deep Disco tracks with an arpeggiated synth & contorted sound that’s all wound together by the evocative lyrics & vocals of New York songstress Brigitte Zozula. A stunning close to a stunning EP.
The “Kindness of Bearer” EP by David Marston is out April 1st on the always fantasticSoul Clap Records.
Coming off of a heavy Miami Music Week, including many stand out sets and the 2016 edition of his No Xcuses Miami party with The Magician, Bakermat, and more, EDX steps up with the 264th episode of his weekly No Xcuses podcast and radio show that’s broadcasted worldwide. As a brand, No Xcuses grows stronger with each episode and party put together by EDX, and he continues to rise up the ranks, in parallel. Last year, he was the #1 charting artist on Beatport, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he achieved the same success this year with tracks like “Missing” that was released back in February.
For this episode, EDX has included a diverse array of groovy house selections that he’s come to be known for – from feel-good jams to more driving, clubby tracks. Listen above to hear new music from the likes of Nora En Pure, My Digital Enemy, Oliver Heldens, and more. Download the podcast here.