In honor of our trek to the desert over these 2 weekends, our friend and the rising phenom MAKJ takes over this weeks GDD™ Guest Mix for a very special SAHARA Edition. In just 30 minutes, MAKJ takes you through some of the biggest names playing the festival and many of the pounding anthems you’ll hear roaring from the Sahara tent. This mix is not for the faint of ears, so listen and hold on tight!
MAKJ & Lil Jon – Let’s Get Turnt Up! (Radio Edit)
Martin Garrix vs. Outthere Brothers – Proxy Boom (MAKJ Edit)
JUSTICE – New Lands (Falcon Remix)
Daft Punk – Alive (Cresendo Edit)
ID vs. The Who – Baby O’Riley (MAKJ vs. Avicii Edit)
Sandro Silva vs. Dillon Francis & DJ Snake – Get Low Miraj (MAKJ Edit)
Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway – Wizard (Yellow Claw Trap Remix)
MAKJ & Henry Fong – Encore (Original Mix)
Calvin Harris vs TightTraxx – Summer (BeatBreaker Edit)
TST & Twoloud – Drop It Like This (Short Edit)
Calvin Harris ft Ayah Marar – Thinking About You (Short Edit)
Swanky Tunes vs. R3Hab – Feedback vs. Samurai Vs. Love Me Again (A&G Mashup)
David Tort vs Fatboy Slim – Jack It 69 (MAKJ Edit)
Alesso – Clash (Original Mix)
Waka Flocka Flame – Brick Squad Anthem (Original Mix)
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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…
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It takes a babe to blog us into festival season, sometimes. Actress, model and music video muse, Victoria Geil, has this weekend covered for ya. The anxious excitement of the drive out to this magical world on the barren edge of nothingness… the total and unapologetic poolside maxing as the sunshine and liquors flow… the punctuated moments of elation… the epic naps that tie it all together.
It’s all here, ladies and gentlemen: this is Coachella, as told by a babe. If you’re a babe, you’ll love this. If you love babes, you’ll need this.
This three mixtape series is conveniently tailored for use from the moment you begin your pilgrimage to the desert, to the moment you return to your respective basecamps upon the fateful completion of that final Sunday set. Get it into you.
Then follow me for more, as we explore BABECHELLA 2: Party Vibes and BABECHELLA 3: Chill Vibes in playlists and commentary.
The Aussie wonder-woman Anna Lunoe hit the ground running this year and hasn’t looked back. Aside from a huge remix EP for her single “Breathe”, Anna also just dropped a new original collaboration ‘BAD MF’ with Treasure Fingers, kickstarted a live mix series called Luney Tunes, and has a full WMC schedule this week in Miami! Oh, did we forget to mention she’s playing one of your favorite tents @ Coachella? Nothing can get in the way of this babe right now and we’re 100% okay with that.
3.25 - Warm-Up! @ Viceroy Downtown – Miami, FL
3.26 – OWSLA Good Times Miami @ Wynwood – Miami, FL
3.27 – Trashed @ SET – Miami Beach, FL
3.28 – Fool’s Gold Miami @ Grand Central – Miami, FL
3.29 – Freehand Miami @ The Broken Shaker – Miami, FL
4.13 – Coachella Music Festival – Indio, CA
4.20 – Coachella Music Festival – Indio, CA
5.07 – Sound Nightclub – Los Angeles, CA
Anna Lunoe on
Acres of lush green grass. Majestic palm trees highlighted by a purple mountain backdrop. Sunny Southern California skies. Desert nights in the Spring. Cutting edge art installations. The hottest artists/DJs in the world. And 75,000 of your closest friends. As far as music festivals go, The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is as good as it gets. What makes Coachella the premier festival in the country & one of the top festivals in the world? First and foremost, the music. Coachella first began in 1999, took a year off in 2000, and since then, I’ve attended the last 13 festivals. And if there’s one thing I can say unequivocally, it’s that the music lineup always delivers. Not only does Coachella consistently offer the hottest musicians of the moment, the festival has also played host to some of the greatest acts of all time: Paul McCartney, Prince, Madonna, Roger Waters, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Dre & Snoop & many others. Artists come out of retirement & bands reunite for Coachella. Musically speaking, it’s an A-list festival. But to achieve that A-list status, you have to deliver the goods from top to bottom. While keeping an eye on the mainstream, Coachella has always had its finger on the pulse of the underground. At the height of the Disco Punk revival in 2004, Coachella made sure to book acts like LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, !!! & Le Tigre. During those glorious Bloghaus years from 2007-2009, Coachella didn’t miss a beat with Bloghaus darlings MSTRKRFT, Klaxons, Justice, Sebastian, Kavinsky & Ghostland Observatory. And last year Coachella took a more underground approach by adding the Yuma Tent & keeping things deep & dark with acts like Seth Troxler, Maya Jane Coles, Julio Bashmore, Loco Dice & Richie Hawtin. For Coachella, it’s ALWAYS been about the music.
As we put the cork in the sweet bottle that was 2013, dance music can toast to the New Year after having one of her finest years yet. Dance music has been stuck into the mainstream vein like never before, and the subsequent resurgence to underground sounds have been thriving across the globe. From the deserts to the beaches, festivals both new and old continue to pack sold out audiences, and there are no signs of slowing.
On behalf of the GDD™ collective, we’d like to say thanks for riding along with us. Whether you were with us from the beginning, or have only recently stumbled across our page, we’re honored to share our taste in music with you. We’ve humbly amassed a year’s worth of tunes and tallied up our favorite DJs and producers. This has certainly been the most difficult year for selections due to the awesome amount of great tunes that dropped, which is why most of the categories have expanded. It warms our hearts to see a host of our friends in the running this year, as well as all the fresh faces that broke through with massive years.
We hope that 2013 was a prosperous one for you, and we bid you all a Happy New Year.
Lauren Lane has been on quite the tear of late, supporting some of the finest DJs the darker side of dance music has to offer. A BPM Festival veteran, resident DJ at Framework at Sound Nightclub in Hollywood, and a former New York resident now residing in LA, it’s been nearly exactly one year since we first brought her to your attention via this post about her stellar release on Visionquest with dOP frontman Jaws.
Perhaps her biggest moment to date though, fortunately for all of us, was caught in a high-quality one-hour recording. The new “Yuma Tent” at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was all the rage because it had a) some semblance of air conditioning and b) house and techno’s finest were represented non-stop for three straight days. Lauren definitely held her own amongst the best the underground scene has to offer, and this downloadable mix is living testament to that.
With a slew of quality tracks currently slated for release on some more of the biggest labels in the game, I think it’s only a matter of time before her ascent of the underground is complete.
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