Word on the street is that it’s Fall, and f*** that makes us sad. Summer 2015 was 10/10; so many great shows, festivals, house parties, beach seshes, hikes, drives, trips, flights, you name it we did it! With all those activities in the rear view mirror, we found it fitting to name the tunes that defined our Summer. We voted on the top 10 tracks released after March 1st that will forever send us right back to the peak of Summer 2015, and let us just say…it wasn’t easy. So without further adieu…
• Redlight‘s Debut Album is in X Color
• Bicep and Hammer meet on Dahlia EP
• Hear Tom Demac‘s New EP for Hypercolour
• Listen to Felix Jaehn‘s New Single “Book of Love” ft. Polina
After releasing his outstanding single, “Questions,” and performing at The Hudson Project earlier this month, the NYC transplant, Panic Bomber, continues to build upon his budding career as he readies a slew of releases across house-related genres, while focusing on a new hybrid DJ/live performance incorporating live production. As a collaborator with our own Troy Kurtz on the Kurtz & Bomber project, and resident for the famed Slap & Tickle party in Miami, this dance music aficionado flexes his refined taste for a captivating hour of deep grooves on this week’s guest mix. Keep an eye on Panic Bomber as he makes his ascent in the dance music world.
• Download a New Mix from Tycho
• Chet Faker unveils new clip and tour dates
• Bicep announce new release on Will Saul’s Aus label
• Watch the trailer for Night Slugs and Fade to Mind’s documentary Icy Lake
• Rusko signs with Skrillex
• Simian Mobile Disco and Bicep release “Sacrifice” video
• Moodyman releases mini-album, ABCD
• Todd Edwards, Modeselektor, and More to Feature on Sound Pellegrino Compilation
While the commercial dance music sound seems to still be sweeping across the United States like a swarm of locusts, there is an unbelievable amount of tasteful House, Garage, and Bass coming out of the UK, more specifically London, at the moment. Duke Dumont, Bicep, George Fitzgerald, and Dusky should ring a few bells, and there’s a new duo that needs to be included on this list, and they go by the name of Toyboy & Robin. With a solid foot in the House realm, another foot in Bass, and an elbow in R&B, Toyboy & Robin have created a perfect equilibrium of their sound — catchy, grooving, and undeniably danceable. On that note, the gents have put together an impeccable mix for us today, featuring the aforementioned Londoners as well as Nicolas Jaar, Toro y Moi, Todd Edwards, and many more. One of the better mixes I’ve heard in a long time. Make sure to keep an ear out for Toyboy & Robin’s April release “Jaded” in here as well. Top tune. √+
Will Saul and Fink’s London-based imprint, Aus Music, is absolutely on fire in 2013. After pumping out EPs from rising UK producers Dusky and Midland, the label goes 3 for 3 with the new Stash EP from Belfast-born, London-based duo, Bicep. Perhaps I overly use the term ‘vibey‘ while writing about good House music, but this is the only word on my mind while listening to the lead track ‘Stash’ from the 4-track EP. A very obvious 90s House influence shines through in much of this release, joined by a broader, deeper sound reflective of the tastes that they’ve always supported in their own blog, Feel My Bicep. Pick it up on Beatport now. √+
UK duo, Bicep, were just featured this morning on Heidi‘s BBC Radio 1 show as “Ones To Watch for 2013,” and so far this 30 minute in-studio guest mix is making me wish I would’ve added these guys to our Watch list as well. As the lads put it, this is “30 mins of what to expect from us at 4AM in a club…PUMP,” and nothing about that sounds wrong to me. Download the mix below and head over to Heidi’s station on BBC to check out more solid guest mixes. √+
We’re now ninety-seven Dirts deep & this week, just as all of its predecessors did, The Dirt #97 is deliverin’ the goods. KMOC + aRod are servin’ up a smorgasbord of sounds for ya: electro-soul, future funk, a more-than-worthy cover, remixes of some dance classics plus a dash of trap & a big ole fat serving of house ranging from the deep kind to the disco kind to the STRAIGHT UP HOUSE MUSIC kind.
The Dirt #97: KMOC + aRod comin’ at ya. Grab the free twelve pack of jams + enjoy.
Happy Friday! Today’s stories include Orbital’s new single, Bicep’s new label, and Loco Dice on Hip-Hop’s EDM cash-in. Please read on after the jump.