In anticipation for one of my favorite holidays (mostly because it almost always lasts WAY longer than a day, and you definitely can’t say that about 4th of July now can you?) I’ve decided to bring you the unofficial chemical sponsor of this fine day we call Halloween for this edition of Science Sundays: Sucrose.
Sucrose is some pretty basic stuff. Just table sugar. The ultimate “guilty pleasure” and sworn enemy of weight-conscious folks the world over. It’s what makes things we eat sweet! When listening to the tracks below, know that I am erring on the side of an eight-year-old and NOT your dietician and saying you can have all the sugar you want. These songs are, for lack of a better term, pretty freakin’ sweet. Some are just feel good-tracks, a nice little boost of energy like a handful of M&Ms. Some are full on guilty pleasures, like that second brownie you definitely would be embarrassed to be caught eating but loved every delicious morsel. Either way, the moral of the story here is that a little sugar in your day is a good thing. This halloween, grab your ring pop & go dance the night away.
In coming weeks, GDD™ will be joining forces with our friends around the world for collaborative editions of The Dirt. So far, we’ve teamed up with Discobelle and Stoney Roads, and this week we’ve put together a comprehensive 10-pack of tracks with our buddy Brandon over at Elektro Magazine. All 10 are available for download, so head on after the jump to see what we have in store for you this week!
In what could be one of the fastest come-ups in 2012, Brooklyn’s Baauer has become globally recognized in a matter of months, with the mammoth Harlem Shake EP supported by every major mainstream DJ you could think of. Perfect time, perfect sound seems to be the #1 reason for success with this young producer — hopping aboard the rocket ship that is the Trap movement. On Saturday, November 3rd, Baauer will perform at HARD’s Day of the Dead here in Los Angeles, most likely to a massive early crowd. Unsurprisingly, the HARD folks quickly commissioned a mixtape from the young lad to promote his set, and it’s chock full of bass-heavy Trappers. Get turnt.
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After hearing No Doubt‘s new single for the first time, I honestly wasn’t quite feeling it. However, Baauer has come through with a killer rendition that’ll have you cruising out to sea under the warm summer sun. With trap becoming a bit repetitive, he has taken a different approach to keep that heavy kick thumpin’, but also to create more of a feel-good vibe. Hear how Gwen Stefani and Baauer are a match made in paradise after the jump…
Dillon Francis has announced his first US headline tour today which will begin in September with direct support on the first half of the trip from Flosstradamus and will continue on in November with Clockwork and Baauer. Happy to see all these lads doing well!
Sept. 13 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
Sept. 14 – TBA
Sept. 15 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Sept. 18 – Victoria, BC – Sugar Nightclub
Sept. 19 – Vancouver, BC – Celebrities Nightclub
Sept. 21 – Edmonton, AB – Empire Ballroom
Sept. 22 – TBA
Sept. 25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Loft
Sept. 26 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
Sept. 27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Sept. 28 – Chicago, IL – The Mid
Nov. 4 – Northhampton, MA – Pearl Street Nightclub
Nov. 5 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Nov. 6 – Rochester, NY – Pearl
Nov. 8 – Albany, NY – Albany Armory
Nov. 9 – TBA
Nov. 10 – TBA
Nov. 11 – Washington, DC – Fur Nightclub
Nov. 12 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Nov. 13 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 15 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre
Nov. 16 – Tampa, FL – Ampitheater
Nov. 17 – Miami, FL – Grand Central
Nov. 20 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Nov. 21 – Houston, TX – Stereo Live
Fool’s Gold Clubhouse is a new project from the FG camp — branding stages at festivals across the world including HARD Summer, Mysteryland, Electric Zoo and more. In promotion of these stages, the Fool’s Gold family is also giving away a multitude of tracks like this latest remix from GDD™ favorite up and comer, Baauer. You guessed it — it’s a Trap beast. What else would you expect when Flosstradamus and Baauer get together? Download below. √+ Continue Reading
Feeding on the momentum of “trap” music right now, the chart-topping and GDD favorite TJR has done us all a solid and created an incredible DJ-friendly edit of Bauuer‘s signature ‘Harlem Shake.’ If you know why this is a big deal then I don’t have to tell you any more, but I’d rather let TJ speak for himself on this gem:
“A few months back a friend of mine played Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” in the car and I was instantaneously hooked. It was the tiger or lion sample that did it actually and I could give 2 shits and a dozen fucks as to the coolness or not so coolness of “trap” (Yes I know, it’s not “new” it’s been thriving in the south since the T.I days.. I can google wiki search too). I’ve heard more since from Baauer and RL Grime and I love it so I wanted to make a quick edit to drop in standard 128 bpm electro & house sets. Bon ape tit.”
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Trap House is in and there’s no denying it. Fusing Dance elements with Hip Hop sensibilities, Brooklyn’s Baauer is coming onto the scene strong with the Harlem Shake EP, released today on Mad Decent‘s sub-label, Jeffree’s. So far, ‘Harlem Shake’ has been big upped by Diplo, Brodinski, and Flosstradamus, and it was just recently included in Rustie’s Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1. We’re going to be doing a Spotlight feature on this dude soon, so keep your eyes out. Until then, download both tracks off of the EP for free below! √+ Continue Reading