“Individuality and Creativity in Technology-based music.” This is the credo for Richie Hawtins latest college campus tour, CNTRL. The party features some of the heaviest hitters in techno and house music, and is really groundbreaking in terms of what it’s doing for dance music. At the college stops, Richie and his panel of peers have been holding seminars, master classes and technology fairs for anyone interested in attending. This party features sets from Richie Hawtin, Chris Liebing, Victor Calderone, Ean Golden and Lee K, and is truly much more than meets the eye. So, get out to The Hollywood Palladium this Saturday, 4/25.
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Sydney based Acaddamy has picked up huge momentum on the airwaves thanks to his single “I’ve Been Waiting” on EtcEtc Music, but now gets a huge overhaul in the remix department by Portland based Jason Burns. Taking the haunting vocals of the original, Jason Burns dives into darker territory as he’s known for – giving it a taste of garage and a deeper bassline. Aside versions from MSCLS and Lyndon Kidd, the Jason Burns cut is our clear front runner on the package.
And we’re not the only ones hyped on it – the remix already has early support from AC Slater, Kokiri, Yuri / Database (Kitsune), Vaden (Rinse FM), Ookay, LCAW, Ben Drumsound (Drumsound & Bassline Smith), Chuckie, Icarus.
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Saint and UNIIQU3 might have a fair bit of geographical distance between them, but the two musicians are good buddies, having worked together in the past already. They came together to drop this smasher 2 days ago on Main Course, and here’s what the had to say:
“I was headed to LA for a show so I hit Saint up wanting to get in the studio together to work on some music,” UNIIQU3 says of the track’s genesis over email, “We made this song in one sitting. We came up with the vocals because it reflects the lifestyle. Being lit at a function. It’s a fun track. It’s every party go-er’s anthem. Parties should be judge free zones. You can get so lit to the point where nobody can’t tell you shit, and if they did who gives a fuck?”
“We really wanted to create something that paid homage to old school club music and our influences, as well as add our own little modern tinge to it,” Saint adds, “It came together very naturally, and it def shows in the track’s fun and carefree party nature.”
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London’s crown prince of stoicism and all things between indie and tech tunes recently gave the world another sneak peak of his forthcoming album. Jamie xx’ “Loud Places” is a huge track featuring the dreamy vocals of Romy, which you can hear in the latest aRod mix. I’m here today, however, to talk about a sick remix from Eekkoo. This Canadian producer has some really sick tech tracks, and he does a great job with this “Loud Places” remix. The original percussive elements are reworked with a tough yet uplifting bass arrangement to keep you dancing. Enjoy the track below!
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The whole GDD fam was lucky enough to spend weekend 1 of Coachella w/ our good buddy Bit Funk and had way too much fun. It was in the Do Lab when we first heard this one – his new flip on “Ghosts” by Higher Self. Bit Funk takes the future driven original and brings it back into deep disco warmth, shaping up a groovy anthem thats ready for summer. Listen below and grab it for FREE DOWNLOAD!
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Thee Cool Cats from California and Arizona debut on Enormous Tunes with this hot 3 track EP.
The title track THEE WORST is a cover version of Jhené Aiko’s smash hit from 2014 and features the vocals of upcoming US singer Lika Morgan. This hot collab convinces with ace vocals, the outstanding piano lick that made the original big already and a solid portion of hard knocking nu disco beats and funky bass lines.
“MAN OF THE YEAR” is a sure dance floor filler with it’s vintage violin ensemble filter parts and the epic G house vocal chops on top.
Third track on the EP is “BRINGIN’ 88 BACK” – This hip hop influenced G club house track stands out with its bass drops and up-filtering synth sections. Make your crowd go nuts with any of those 3 tracks and spice up your DJ sets.
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The buzz behind Philadelphia based producer Louis Futon is extremely high right now as he is coming off the massive release of his latest official remix of G-Eazy’s “Let’s Get Lost,” which has just broke 3 million plays on Soundcloud alone in under 6 weeks. This follows up his self titled Louis Futon EP he released in January as a free download.
Today he brings us his latest, and easily one of his most impressive songs to date, another out of this world remix. This time he has taken on rising Brooklyn hip-hop band Phony People and their smoothly sensual single “End Of The Night.” Highlighting the vocals and instruments brightly while layering in some new beefed up drums paves way for an exciting bassline that you will have a hard time stopping yourself from bobbing your head.
If you’re out at Coachella this weekend, don’t miss Louis Futon playing Sunday (3:15-4:15) in the DoLab!
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Los Angeles-based duo Overjoy have done it again with their latest production. As the latest free download from Dim Mak, “Like A Wave” is here to carry you into cool into the weekend. With sultry vocal work from Lex Famous, this track washes over you in all the best ways. A cool minimal bass line tips this one to the dance floor, and enhances the unique vibe that the track was aimed towards. This won’t be the last you see of Overjoy and Lex Famous, so grab the free DL and rinse this one in your next mix.
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