This week the second massive dance compilation from Global AIDS Fund organization (RED) was released, with many of dance music’s biggest names coming together to add their tracks and remixes to an album whose profits go towards helping end the AIDS epidemic around the world.
Dance (RED): Save Lives 2 sees the likes of big-league names like Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, R3hab, Tommy Trash, Benny Benassi, Tiesto and Deadmau5, along with a fine selection of trendsetters like Jesse Rose, Kaytranada, Gorgon City, Baauer and RL Grime.
Our friends over at Shifty Rhythms have been slaving away all year to finally produce their first compilation series, featuring the sounds of their members and artists alike. Tracks included are from the likes of gLAdiator, Neo Fresco, Planet Rock, Marvel The GR8 and too many more…. with a range from hip-hop, bass, house, trap, and experimental – there’s something solid for everyones ears. Listen to the full set below, and download exclusively from BandCamp!
If albums and compilations were movies, consider this the trailer to the summer blockbuster. And I’m not talking some corny A-lister-who’s-a-little-too-old-for-the-role blockbuster, I’m talking about the hit of the summer with an amazing director and cast. I’m talking Django Unchained in the form of a music compilation.
It’s sort of inevitable in art related realms that two different kinds of collectives or people will come together unexpectedly to conjure up something special. This is exactly what happened when Simon Dunmore, the man behind Defected, and Loco Dice got to talking last year. Without the original intent to make something together, Dunmore and Dice simply started discussing their utmost passion: music. And from that, Loco Dice In The House was born. A deft collection of house and techno tunes selected by Dice himself, LDITH presents something that goes beyond any pre-conceived notions of artist and label. It’s timeless, it’s perceptive, it’s explosive.
You can watch the trailer and small interview with Loco Dice above, and may I strongly, strongly suggest you pre-order the entire compilation on iTunes HERE or Amazon HERE. It’s out July 22.
The recent release of Dim Mak Record’s freshman class compilation NEW NOISE VOL. 4 featured many new faces on the scene, one of which being our LA Aussie mate Craig Williams leading the brigade with his single “So Shake”. The track pairs a gritty bassline with a dirty vocal sample of “Shake whatcha momma gave ya” – a fusion of techno, electro and hip hop make this one a staple example of Dim Mak’s NEW NOISE movement. Listen to it below, and pick it up today on Beatport!
Craig is a Aussie DJ/Producer is on the rise with more remixes in the works for Dim Mak and has much more in store release-wise for the summer including some hot collaborations with Louisahhh!!! of the famed Bromance Records crew & Montreal-House royalty Prince Club.
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It would appear Kieran Hebden has been pretty busy recently conjuring up two massive dance records at the same time, for two separate projects. First, JT gets a Four Tet makeover for his omnipresent “Suit & Tie” record. Its use of the vocal stems makes it one of the more original interpretations and features some tech house to compliment a very minimalistic acapella version of the record. Also included in this post is Four Tet‘s contribution to the Nonplus Records compilation release titled, “Four These Times.” Boddikah, Joy Orbison, and Lowtec comprise of the other talent featured on the “Think and Change” project. The bass in Four Tet’s record finds its groove right away and features a simple vocal sample repeating one line over and over at changing frequencies. The percussion in it has his fans admiring a sound more reminiscent of his earlier works — an impressive feat considering how different these two productions are.
A few days after our interview with Guy Gerber, we shot back on over to West Hollywood to meet up Jence and Isi from Digitalism at their hotel on Sunset Boulevard, Luckily we caught them just near the end of their stay in Los Angeles, and just before their smashing appearance at The Central. We’re sure any of you who were there that night remember how seriously killer the evening was, it’s not often you get to catch Digitalism DJing to such a nice intimate crowd in America… Continue Reading
It’s not every day where you come across a monstrous deep house track like this one. Danny Daze‘s “Zone” is the first of ten exclusive tracks that have been specifically commissioned for the Future ClassicDJs compilation. It is looking to be a quality release with such a strong beginning. Enjoy the huge late-night floor filler while we wait anxiously for the next preview of the compilation.