This month our friends at Solé Bicycles have partnered up with our pals over at Thump, the killer new electronic music and culture channel from VICE, to bring us a truly special fixtape. The godfather of funk, the french king of disco, the Ed Banger legend himself, Breakbot laid down close to 40 minutes of slow burning grooves. Although this tape is timeless, we highly urge you to throw it on now.
Last week we were able to chat with Yuksek about his relatively new imprint, Partyfine, which he described as “an eco-system…some musical artists that collaborate with mixers, remixers, producers who work themselves with other people and visual artists, designers…it’s really exciting.” This description couldn’t be more accurate for the 5th release on the Reims-based label, as Black Yaya (aka Herman Dune & David Ivar) worked with Yuksek in producing this record before calling upon a community of friends and fellow artists to take a stab at a remix package.
Today, we feature the lead remix from fellow Frenchman, Breakbot, on the Paint A Smile On Me Remix EP, which highlights his casual, feel-good vibe with twangy guitar riffs and uplifting co-ed vocals. The full remix package, including additional tracks from TEPR, Zimmer, Domenico Torti, and a dub version from Yuksek, will be available on Monday.
While it’s tough to beat the Breakbot remix of Phoenix‘s second single from their new album, Bankrupt!, this new one from Edwin Van Cleef sure puts up a fight. Adding in a rolling bassline and some actual ocean wave samples, Edwin Van Cleef provides another rendition of the popular tune to play out at your next sunny daytime event. Download below.
For this week’s Artist Collab series for The Dirt, I’m very excited to be teaming up with one of the baddest DJs on the planet, Anna Lunoe. Along with her sorcery on the decks, Anna is a phenomenal producer, she has serious remix game, her apparel line rocks, she kills it all across social media & pretty much dominates at life.
Check out Anna’s picks of some of her hottest tunes of the moment and what she has to say about them. Together we bring you a 10-pack of ultra cool, hot new jams, a handful of which you can grab for FREE!
Our friends at HARD are putting on one hell of a stage this August at HARD Summer here in Los Angeles — celebrating a decade of music from the lauded Ed Banger family with performances from Justice, Busy P, Breakbot, Feadz, Mr. Oizo, So Me, and more for the only US performance of the 10 Year Anniversary World Tour. WOW.
To those of you that toss & turn in your bed, who find themselves wondering why no channels cater to insomniacs, who grit their teeth at people who get a full eight hours of sleep each night, science has offered up nice little drug called zolpidem to coax them into dreamland. I’m sure you’ve all heard of Ambien, right? Welp, that’s Zolpidem.
Zolpidem is a prescribed drug that very successfully helps to initiate sleep in an individual who ingests it. In the action of helping someone fall asleep, I find that there are some truly special tracks that work in a similar light to Zolpidem. Not to say the songs are boring, and like Zolpidem, if you force yourself to stay awake can have very different effects indeed. (Note: I do not condone doing this with Zolpidem… nor will these songs make you hallucinate…) Right, so after you brush your teeth and tuck yourself in, press play on these songs below & start drifting away………… Continue Reading
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After an epic saga of a weekend @ Coachella Music Festival, the GDD™ crew return from the desert with a battered brain of new music to better prepare for the massive summer to come. This week, our very own Bones and Toks have answered the call to serving you with a dirty bundle of tunes fit for the festival-goer in all of us. Whether from artists that played Coachella, or just some of the key sounds that embody the stages, this team has it down for you and each specific playlist. Get your sweaty wristbands on them and let a’ rip.
Let the tryptophan soak into your neurons and the music take hold. Take this lazy mixtape straight under the covers and let its funky smoothness warm your soul while you butter those buns. Silky-smooth transitions laced with euphoric tones and sexy vocals make this Gooch tape perfect for the season. Be easy and give thanks. Enjoy and happy thanksgiving.
Gooch Tape Vol. 2 Tracklisting: Psychemagik – Valley of Paradise Quakers & Mormons – New York Town (The c90s Remix) Chris Malinchak – No Secrets Anton Romezz – Marzipan World Tesla Boy – In Your Eyes (Satin Jackets Remix) Walter Sobcek – Miami (Pharao Black Magic Remix) Stacy Lattisaw – Dynamite (Breakbot Edit) Sare Havlicek – Vibe on You Niki & The Dove – Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix) Drop Out Orchestra – It Will Never Be the Same Again Jadoo ft. Hard Ton – Voodoo Love Moby – The Right Thing ft. Inyang Bassey (Cosmonauts Remix) Miguel Campbell – Baby I got It (Edit Murphy Remix) Mario Basanov – Just Think About (Social Disco Club Remix) Christophe – The Force (Julio Bashmore Piano Remix) Alba – Only Music Survives