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To get in the spirit of their performance tonight @ the DIM MAK HOLIDAY PARTY and final Dim Mak Tuesday of the year, I grabbed another quick-hitter interview from the Mexicali based duo Climbers. We wanted to touch base on their recent successes and shows, and specifically tonight in LA. The two members Jay Blakk and Kiko deal respectively answered the questions taking turns, but kept it right to the point which is what we all like… enjoy :)

GDD: You guys are from Mexicali… has there been a strong influence in where your from that shaped the music you produce and DJ? Or where has your inspiration come from?

Jay Blakk – Well I think some has come from Mexicali, because here when we started the scene was all about bringing the best music and quality, in terms of mixing. So, it was harsh but also so powerful because it brought out the best in you. And obviously from the promoters that took chances and brought incredible acts that were giving us a new perspective of electronic music.

GDD: You recently released “House Arrest” on Turbo Recordings TWIN TURBO label. How did the connection come to be with Tiga and what was that like?

Kiko Deal – Well we respect and love Tiga’s music, so our manager sent the track to Tiga and he loved it so it was a quick choice for them to sign it.

GDD: Your Winter tour is already underway… what are you excited about most playing in the US and what do you think will differ from performing in Central America?

Jay Blakk – Well we just played in Detroit and Denver and the second leg is still to come, we already saw differences is the weather obviously, but what we are loving is that the people are eager to hear our music and especially music that does not come often on the radio. They are willing to go out in the cold to hear the music they loved and we got a lot of respect for that.

GDD: You’re playing tonight alongside our mutual friends Thee Cool Cats @ Dim Mak Studios. Can we expect a higher energy in your set because you get to play with friends? Or what does that do you for your guys night?

Kiko Deal – Playing with those guys will be great. But when we play with friends it doesn’t change the perspective of our sets, it only includes a higher level of confidence since you’re with friends. But at the end of the day the most important thing is the audience and how to interact and connect with them, with the music we love and play.

GDD: What’s the one thing you HAVE to do/see while you’re in LA?

Jay Blakk – A Lakers Game.
Kiko Deal – Going to the Roxy Theatre.


This week we drop back into the groove with Mexicali’s burgeoning deep house duo, Climbers. Their guest mix exemplifies how they have been making a name for themselves in the underground with their signature sound that includes a unique blend of “classic house percussions, emphatic bass lines, old school vocal sampling and atmospheric synth pads.” With a forthcoming OFF Recordings release and the launching of their own label with an original track and remix by Frankie Knuckles on the horizon, Climbers show no signs of slowing down.

TRACKLIST AFTER THE JUMP
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It’s time to set the mood for the upcoming months with the next installment of my bi-annual/seasonal mixtape series: aRod’s FallGaze 2012 Mix.  The mixtape is chock full of lustful indie grooves, steamy disco + deep, sleazy house.  Hot tracks from heavy hitters like Anna Lunoe, Disclosure and Van She along with some unreleased heaters from Benoit & Sergio, MANIK feat. Jeremy Glenn and Sure Thing…this mix should keep you warm and electrified from Fall all the way through Winter.

**Special thanks to photographer Joe Wehner for usage of his photo from “The Summer House” feature in treats! Magazine**.

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Track of the day: [Deep House] Climbers – Make My Body Move (Original Mix)
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On July 30th, the spectacular Mexican duo, Climbers, released their most recent EP, 2 Come Back – the second release put out on the Los Angeles label, Culprit, after debuting their first EP back in May. “2 Come Back” is a great Deep House track and a product of an obvious industriousness in the studio from Jay Blakk and Kiko Deal. The EP features the original as well as 2 remixes from fellow South American up and comers, Fur Coat, and Hot Creations legend, Miguel Campbell, providing for one hell of a release. Today, the guys have put together a promo mix to accompany 2 Come Back, and it’s just the right temperature to get you through this Wednesday. Don’t sleep on these guys, folks. √+

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The great music in the month of May has led me to the decision of throwing together a chart of my top 10 tracks for your listening pleasure. Variety and quality were of the highest importance while I was making my selections, so grab your headphones or plug into your speakers, you’ll be dancing round the room in no time. Enjoy the chart after the jump!

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