Now that HARD’s successful Day of the Dead Festival is in the bag, Destructo has his sights set on the future, specifically his endeavors from land to sea in January and February of 2016. The sold-out HOLY SHIP!s will be happening on January 3-6 and February 10-13, but in between, the DJ/producer/festival founder will be throwing down on the Ship2Ship Tour, alongside dirtybird mainstay, Justin Martin, and up-and-comer Rezz, across the U.S. from January 14th to February 5th.
In addition to the tour news, Destructo is also staying busy on the release front with a forthcoming track, “Bodyback,” on AC Slater’s Night Bass label. Check out the darker, bass-fueled g-housey tune below, and pick it up on Friday on the This Is Night Bass Vol. 2 compilation.
If that wasn’t enough, you can enjoy Destructo’s Diplo & Friends guest mix that features a grip of unreleased tracks of his own, as well as jams from Justin Jay, AC Slater, Jauz, and many more (tracklist after the jump).
Myself and the GottaDanceDirty crew had a chance to check out RÜFÜS as they rolled through Los Angeles on tour promoting their forthcoming album. One of the bigger singles they have released in preparation of its release is “Like An Animal.” The emotional lyrics are sure to resonate with anyone with ears, but they seemed to resonate a bit more with Dom Dolla, who has made the track his own. A brutally smooth bassline brings this indie-twinged tune to the late night dance floor in a big way. Stream the tune below exclusively at GDD and show both RÜFÜS and Dom Dolla their due love.
It’s scientifically proven that Amtrac aka Caleb Cornett aka GDD homeboy can’t drop a bad tune. He has such handles on the low end sound spectrum it’s almost scary. He consistently enriches that classic house sound with cohesive sampling, infectious melodies and piano bounces. His latest tune is “Lover,” which unites all three of these things. Amtrac proves time and time again that simplicity is king, so pump this one up and dance. Enough said.
Fritz Carlton is keeping his momentum rolling with his Free Fritz Tuesdays series with this latest effort. For this tune, “Hips 2 Thighs,” he’s teamed up with Detroit’s own Doug English, and they’ve created a perfect track for times that call for darker vibes. With its trippy synth work, growling basslines, vocal accents, and swinging groove, “Hips 2 Thighs” is jam that keeps on giving, and we’re stoked that it’s available for free download. Listen and Download here:
Over the past week or so, Mikey Lion & Bengal‘s The Big Cats EP has been a go-to release to keep the good vibes strong. Each of the three tracks on the EP offer unique elements, but the refined, stripped-down grooves are a common thread throughout it, and they pack a mean punch. Both Mikey and Bengal are ambassadors of tech-house, and they continue to cement their standing amongst the top up-and-coming acts in the underground. Whether or not you’re heading out to Desert Hearts this weekend, this EP should satisfy your need to get down. Enjoy and download above.
Germany’s LCAW has been building his name off of his house transformations of tracks from London Grammar, ZHU, and more. His last undertaking was Fritz Kalkbrenner’s “One Of These Days,” and he’s now delivering another groove-driven remix. On his rendition of Muneshine’s “Sunshine,” he keeps things sweet and simple with a subtle atmospheres, a punchy bassline, and other accents, while the vocals remain as a focus. Check out the track here and pick it up on iTunes.
LA-based Ryan Collins has teamed up with Bijou for a super sleek ghetto tech jam. “Hood Crazy” rolls in with tough high hats a echoing samples, preluding the crushing sound to come. Samples from Tech N9ne, 2 Chainz and B.o.B. keep things interesting while that hard bass line keeps things tech. This is a high energy tune that’ll reach a large demographic. Play it loud at a dancefloor near you .
LA based Armenian artist Berge Sahakian AKA Goldcap’s roots in music are based in an eclectic pool of genres since his earliest ages. Influenced by everything from classic rock, traditional indian, orchestra, and reggae, to classical, metal, west-african, and middle-eastern styles of music. In honor of his pending appearance at Desert Hearts, we’ve asked him to hop on the decks for a GDD Guest Mix. Enjoy the ethereal vibes of this Goldcap and make sure to catch him at the festival. Grab your tickets here.
Electric Paradise is shaping up to be quite the beach-side winter affair. Today, it just unveiled its phase 1 lineup featuring everyone from Gorgon City, to AlunaGeorge, to Major Lazer, and several other acts that will be at the helm of this multi-stage festival that also features art, food, design, technology, and more. The other artists that are rounding out the phase 1 bill include Hot Singe 82, Cashmere Cat, Moon Boots, Matthew Johnson, Steve Angello, and Cash Cash. With this diverse group of some of the most in-demand artists, Electric Paradise is setting itself up for an excellent second edition in Punta Cana, and there are still 15 more artists to be announced! Tickets are available here.