Lost in the recent history of electronic music is the era during the early to mid-2000s, when dance music had a true IDGAF attitude. DFA 1979, Gossip, The Faint, Le Tigre…these artists found a way to be edgy & trashy and still have fun while doing it. This mid-2000s electropunk sound took off where Electroclash left off & paved the way for the Bloghaus & Nu Disco movements that followed. And if there’s one artist who has found a way to channel it all & piece it all together with a modernized sound, it’s Jaded. Jaded’s new track “4000Hz” delivers the boom to the dance floor with a wild, punk attitude. “4000Hz” has the kind of edge that is sorely lacking from dance music today. It also has the drive, energy & attitude to fuel any crowd. With festival season upon us, Jaded have given us a monster of a stlyish tune right at the perfect time.
“4000Hz” is out now via the always fantastic (and ALWAYS ahead of the game) Black Butter Records:
With dance music’s heavyweights constantly inundating the blogs and other media outlets, it’s refreshing to hear about new talent like Los Angeles-based duo, Memory Service. Although these guys are just beginning their ascent, they’re already proving their promise, and with the backing of Black Butter Records, they’re in a fantastic spot. Their debut release, “Whatchugot,” is featured in the sixth edition of the Spread Love compilation series, and it’s a stand-out house track that’s sure to warm up dance floors far and wide with its good vibes and bouncy rhythm. Enjoy and keep Memory Service in your sights!
• Tiga announces details of new live show
• Joris Voorn Releases Nobody Knows Remix Package
• Join Black Butter Records @ Movement Afterparty Ft. Gorgon City, Kidnap Kid, MK B2b Lee Foss & More In Detroit This Monday
• SoySauce Release Their Lunch Money EP
One of the UK’s most exciting labels, Black Butter Records, is responsible for breaking some of the finest dance acts of today, such as Gorgon City, Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Kidnap Kid, and more. As a trusted source of everything from club & festival hits to tasteful, electronic-driven pop, this burgeoning platform is flourishing with an almost cult-like following in the UK and abroad, but especially in United States where their grip seems to strengthen with each release, affiliated artist performance, and label night. As of late, it seems as though they’re amplifying their efforts in the event sphere as they pushed Black Butter Records nights with Gorgon City’s recent tour, and now they’re set to kick up the vibes in Detroit with a massive party at Populux featuring Gorgon City, Kidnap Kid, and underground dons MK & Lee Foss (B2B) as special guests on Monday, May 25th – capping off the Movement weekend.
In celebration of Black Butter’s epic party to-be, we’ve put together a playlist to help get you in the mood for these Detroit happenings, and give you a better idea of what to expect, if you didn’t know already. Enjoy above and grab tickets to the Black Butter party here.
As we plunge deep into Summer, BONES gives you his 6th installment to THE DEEP END mix series… concocted of house, garage, deep, bassline, tech, ghetto and anything low end friendly – this is an hour of the underground and the unknown. Summer is here kids, dive back into the abyss.
Jade Blue & Frequency – Lately
Filthy Rich, Ostertag – Smoking Mirrors (Original 9mm Magnum Mix)
Mak & Pasteman – Bodywork
Breach – Artis
Doorly – Thunderclap
Maff Boothroyd – Walking The Wire (SoulGroove Remix)
Tough Love – Love & Happiness
Volac – Fuck U
Disclosure – Apollo
Zinc – Show Me
Jess Glynne – Right Here
Celsius – Attrition
Thee Cool Cats & BONES – G Stack
Go Freek – We Can Ride (Torren Foot Remix)
Schoolboy Q – Studio (Wood Holly Bootleg)
Digitalism – Wolves (Riton Remix)
Zeds Dead & Twin Shadow – Lost You
Claude VonStroke – Sugar & Cinnamon (Justin Jay Remix)
Last Magpie – Pledge
After giving us the stream a few weeks back to his title track for the Stronger EP released last week on Black Butter Records, Kidnap Kid has posted up the B-side titled “Like You Used To” to the A+ release. Vocal-laden and emotional, “Like You Used To” is a beautiful production from the UK producer, leaving the dance floor behind and including all of the qualities of a top notch headphone song. Check out “Stronger” here and stream this easy listening jam below. √+
In this totally
non-Valentines Valentines Day edition of The Dirt, the ever illustrious Bones and myself have prepped 10 tracks ready to carry you into this Hallmark weekend. Whether you’re making whoopee with your lover or drinking wine by yourself (same), we hope you’ll enjoy this playlist, free of charge.
Private playlist is HERE
Black Butter is just a one-stop shop for audio gold. Repping guys like Gorgon City, Rudimental, and Kidnap Kid, the London-based imprint is undeniably at 100, and Kidnap Kid‘s upcoming Stronger EP due out March 3rd is keeping it that way. Just revealed this week is the title track and A-side to the two-tune EP — a rainy day House number with some emotional vocals that personally give me an incisive Karin Dreijer Andersson vibe. Check it out for yourself below. √+
Not sure how this guy has snuck under my radar for so long, but I’m glad he’s finally been brought to my attention with his most recent release, Thin Lines — the two-track EP from Kidnap Kid released the other week on the incredibly solid Black Butter Records. The stream has racked up nearly 150K plays via Soundcloud in 9 days, and it’s easy to see why. “Thin Lines” is soulful, old school House music, combining Lotti’s yearning vocals with on point percussion and subtle piano. The B-side, “Survive,” picks up where the title track leaves off, taking you on a 7 1/2 minute journey of emotional bliss, once again getting the piano involved to strike chords deep within. Not going to miss anything from Kidnap Kid moving forward. Stream the EP below and download a new remix and mix after the jump! √+
After seeing him poolside in Miami this past March, I just can’t seem to dislike anything from Huxley. His latest endeavor is a remix for his fellow countryman, Joel Compass, who provides perfect club vocals that Huxley puts his ever-grooving stamp on. The release is forthcoming on the UK’s Black Butter Records, and the original from Joel will be accompanied by a very cool video out soon. √+