2014 was a pretty mental year for dance music, and it warms our hearts to see the sudden explosion of house music catching on here in America. With acts like Disclosure, Duke Dumont, and Clean Bandit getting Grammy nominations, it’s safe to say we’re in for a wild ride in 2015.
Here’s my 60 minute take on the last 12 months that features music from Oliver Heldens, Gorgon City, Maceo Plex and much more.
Best wishes in the new year!
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It’s finally starting to feel like Fall around here. The falling leaves, the time change, the cool, crisp weather…nothing like some moody tunes to get you feelin’ all those Fall feels. The new FallGaze 2014 Mix by GDD’s own aRod will most certainly set the mood right for the new seasonal change. With tracks by FKJ, ODESZA, Dornik, Les Sins, Jungle, Flight Facilities, ZHU, Caribou & lots more, the sound of Fall is right here in one place…
001 FKJ – Open the Door
002 Tei Shi – Bassically
003 ODESZA – All We Need [ft. Shy Girls]
004 Becky Hill – Losing
005 Dornik – On My Mind
006 Les Sins – Bellow
007 Jungle – Lucky I Got What I Want (Kount Edition)
008 George Maple – Talk Talk
009 Bonobo – Flashlight
010 Flight Facilities – Two Bodies (HNNY Remix)
011 ZHU – Gun [CHVRCHES Cover]
012 Gorgon City – Imagination [ft. Katy Menditta]
013 Second City – What Can I Do [ft. Ali Love]
014 Say Lou Lou x Lindstrom – Games for Girls (Alex Metric Remix)
015 ETML – Too Late
016 Clean Bandit – Real Love [ft. Jess Glynne]
017 Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Lenno Remix)
Alex Metric. Such a well rounded chap. In 2014 alone, he’s given us bounce House bangers like “Hope” & “My Heart Weighs A Ton”, he’s made us feel the groove with Oliver on “Galaxy” and he’s taken us intergalactic on his Electro/Disco/House collaborations with Yuksek (under their moniker The Alexanders). Today he’s back, building up some of that old Indie street cred with a brand new remix of “Games for Girls” by Say Lou Lou. It’s fun times on the dance floor on this Indie Electro remix & proof that when it comes to genres, Alex Metric knows no limits. A well round chap, indeed.
Coming off of the release of their Summery All I Need EP on Perfect Driver, the rising LA-based duo, Casino Gold, delivers a proper groove-driven guest mix that balances the vibe between feel-good and deep. Weaving through their own tunes like “Sunbeams,” and tracks from Billon, Chordashian, Karma Kid, Playmode, Jonas Rathsman, and more, they’ve selected only the finest tunes for your listening pleasure. In the midst of this guest mix, Casino Gold has been in the lab working on productions, so keep an eye out for more quality music to come.
Alex Metric and Destructo have been working together in the studio as of late for a single due out on OWSLA in early January, and complementing the new release will be a number of shows kicking off in Miami just before Holy Ship! and culminating in Los Angeles at Exchange in DTLA on the first of February. Keep up with tour info and tickets on the tour website — theUK2LAtour.com.
With one of the coolest A-sides (“The Music”) & AA-sides (“Pleasure Moon”) from the last year under his belt, along with being the man behind one of the all time best space disco opuses (“Take Em Up” by Shit Robot), it comes to no surprise that Marcus Marr (once again) delivers the goods. This time around he takes on “Safe With You” by Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont (one of the top tunes of 2013) and delivers a bassline that could liquify steel. Throw in some high-energy percussion and you’ve got yourself a sweaty + intense dance floor workout. Marcus Marr does it again…
Alex Metric continues to impress with a new remix of Empire of the Sun revealed today via his Soundcloud. Following up a successful pair of releases including his collaboration with Jacques Lu Cont titled “Safe With You” and a top remix for Foals‘ “Bad Habit,” Metric hits us with a feel-good remix of “DNA,” bringing me back to a 2008/2009 Indie Dance era. Not sure if this is official or not, but it should be. √+
Closing out the last day of the festival we have choice acts from the likes of Nicole Maudaber to Alex Metric…check em after the jump!
This has been a strong summer for UK based Alex Metric, who’s spent his time touring all over the world playing out the biggest festivals in the industry to collaborating with some of the biggest names in the game for his new hit single. His unpredictable and insatiable sets at HARD Summer were some of our staff favorites and quite the musical expeditions. With roots and influences spread throughout the early days of the electronic industry, his eclectic taste and style surely shines through in his music. For those who haven’t had a chance to catch Alex this summer be sure to checkout his latest August DJ Mix and without further adieu:
It’s time for the weekend – and what better way to kick it off with a special HARD edition of The Dirt, bringing you (15) tracks to pump all the way through. We welcome the HARD bossman Destructo to the selection, along with his #2, mister D BELL himself and our very own BONES. Some of these you can download (where you see the DL link given), but some you just have to listen and wait because they’re either too good to be FREE or their quite frankily not even out yet. All in all, gems abound. Dig in, my weekend warriors.
Listen & Download (after the jump)