Snakehips have been a hot topic of conversation online for some time now. For two London producers who choose to keep their formal identities anonymous, they certainly have a funkified, in your face style. Unless you’ve been wearing earmuffs for the past two years, you’ve probably heard their original track “On & On” or it’s reworking by Kaytranada. In addition, their remixes for The Weeknd and Banks are both dancing around the 5 million stream mark on Soundcloud. Needless to say, their style is completely their own, incorporating elements of hip-hop, soul, and R&B with a new-aged dance twist.
Their latest releases, remixes of Raury, Lion Babe, and a monstrous original “Days With You,” have further cemented their reputation as some of the top purveyors of this soul-centric vibe. You’re not going to want to miss their set at SNOWGLOBE, as it’s sure to incite dance riots hot enough to melt the Tahoe snowfall.
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Coming off of a hard hitting collaboration with Pistol Pete, the South London duo known as De$ignated is back with another free tune. Today, the target is Banks and a killer cut from her latest album. Their flip of “Warm Water” is careful to preserve the light and airy quality of the original track, while incorporating a lounge-y house bassline and timely “woo!” here and there. Download the track below and be sure to keep an eye on De$ignated.
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The LA-based live indie-electronic act, YNGCULT, may be brand new to the scene, but they showcase a matured and developed sound with their unmistakable, soulful music. After releasing a pair of singles off of their forthcoming Capitøll EP (after the jump), and crushing their debut gig at the historic LA venue, The Mint, they deliver an outstanding Coachella mix that not only features tasteful selections from the festival’s performers, but also a handful of their own distinctive originals and an unreleased remix. Whether you went to the festival or not, this YNGCULT mix will conveniently bring the Coachella vibe through your speakers. Keep tabs on YNGCULT and mark your calendars for their Capitøll EP that’s set for release next Tuesday, April 22nd.
Tracklist after the jump…
The Dirt #147 comin’ at ya courtesy of Tropicool + aRod. It’s a ten pack of tunes served sunny side up. Be sure to sample them all then download all ten tracks for free!
Du Tonc – I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
Russ Chimes – Motions
RAC feat. Karl Kling – Repeating Motion
Chordashian – Questions feat. Frances Rose
BANKS – Brain (AceLine Remix)
Holy Ghost – Bridge & Tunnel (Midnight Magic Remix)
Cut Copy – We Are Explorers (Larry Gus Remix)
The Weeknd – Drunk In Love (Beyonce Cover)
MØ – Say You’ll Be There (Spice Girls Cover)
Blondie – Rapture (LUXXURY Edit)
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The Dirt #147: Tropicool + aRod
Tropicool + aRod
For her latest release entitled “Brain”, BANKS recruited fellow LA suburbanite Shlohmo to help produce the track. If the sheer mention of those two names isn’t enough to make your lip quiver, knees buckle and heart skip a beat, then you may want to check your pulse. It’s the kind of collaboration that dirty dreams are made of. BANKS’ truthful, undisguised lyrics are equally matched by Shlohmo’s spellbinding beats. “Brain” draws you in then builds into a controlled, scintillating frenzy. By the time the song reaches its paralyzing climax, you won’t even know what hit you. “Brain” is dark, dazzling perfection.
Coming off of a momentous 2013 including performances alongside some of his idols and an appearance on GDD’s Wide Awake Art Car at EDC Las Vegas, SURF AMBASSADOR HENDO enters the new year with a renewed vigor and refined vision for his career. In this mix, he brings us a diverse selection of new, old, and unreleased sun-soaked grooves that bring the heat. Check out the outstanding mix below, but before you jump in, here’s an important message from the man himself…
“As 2014 begins to unfold, I’ve decided to simplify a bit. I will be DJ-ing under the name Hendo come this Spring. This exclusive GDD™ Guest Mix is one of the last mixtapes I will do under the name Surf Ambassador Hendo. With a few songs in the works, some great future lineups, and a fresh twist on my mixing style, I’m really looking forward to spreading The Froth this year as I’m only just getting started…”
Kaytranada’s remix of “Waiting Game” by BANKS is the type of track that could serve as the soundtrack to all your romantic interludes. The song is mysterious & seductive. Between BANKS’ sultry sound & Kaytranada’s smooth, experimental R&B , this song feels like two beautiful strangers exchanging glances & having a moment.
And if feeling sexy weren’t incentive enough to by this song, this release is also part of a very good cause:
Waiting Game (Kaytranada Edition) will be available on the DANCE (RED) compilation.
Pre-order the DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES 2 album: itunes.com/dancered. ALL proceeds go to help fight AIDS in Africa.
Every generation is known for something. Let’s be the one that delivers an AIDS FREE GENERATION. Today and every day 700 babies are born with HIV. We can get that number close to zero. It’s not a question of can we, but will we? That’s why we have come together with (RED)to DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES.
Join us on World AIDS Day and go to dancered.com to see all the ways you can get involved.
It’s been hard to ignore the success of The Chainsmokers. They’ve been climbing the hypeM ladders, and seem to be showing up everywhere. Their production is as crispy as your grandma’s apple fritter, and as clean as noxzema. Their most recent remix of Icona Pop featured below, already has the support from the likes of Tiesto & Felix Cartel. Fill her up.
And if you missed it, make sure you check out this deep sexy mix of BANKS.
If your Summertime is filled with naked Sundays, sexy pillowfights, sunbathing topless on an exotic vacation or just feeling sexy while doing (and wearing) nothing at all, then FORTY SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN is the mix for you. From new wave R&B to sunset disco to deep house, this mix will set your Summer mood right. ENJOY…
***Extra special shout out + thank you to:
Stefan Merriweather [http://stefanmerriweather.com/]
Laura Ava [http://instagram.com/laura_ava]
…for their fantastic collaboration on the cover art photo.***