• Howling Release X Machina Remix EP
• Defected meets Get Physical on mix album
• Thomas Jack Unveils New Single, “Rivers”
• Honey Soundsystem Relaunches Label with Two New EPs
You’ve probably heard MK’s top top top vocal cut of Storm Queen’s “Look Right Through” all damn summer long as I have, but I was given a nice little treat today when I found that a producer of high personal intrigue, Lil Silva, has also thrown his hat in the remix ring of the 2010 tune. According to his Soundcloud, it would appear that this remix will appear on the November 3rd release on MoS/Defected along with the Vocal Edit from MK which should make a pretty strong package. Have a listen to Lil Silva’s groove below. √+
There is not much I can say about Loco Dice without waxing poetic about the man. He is a fucking absolute legend and in complete honesty seeing him for the first time changed the way I appreciate, enjoy, evaluate, and interpret dance music. I’m not even kidding.
His impeccably-chosen selection of tracks for his most recent compilation “Loco Dice In The House” is out now on Defected, which has allowed for both the label and the artist to extend their reach past what individually may have tied them to a particular sound or style. Traversing across a wide array of music, from older productions, his own work, tracks via his label Desolat, brand new tunes, and influences from hip-hop to Detroit techno, Loco Dice continues to solidify his identity as a master storyteller. Every step in the process of curating and mixing a compilation is one Dice pulls off with immense accuracy: from the track selection, to the order, to the piecing and mixing and layering. Loco Dice is one of the best at compelling you to dance, and to never stop dancing.
In liu of the 2-Disc compilation, as well as his full-flexed weekly party USED+ABUSED in Ibiza, I sent over a few questions to Dice to answer. I’m incredibly happy he found the time to talk to us amidst his unrelenting tour, promo, and residency schedule, and without further ado here is out chat with one of GDD’s all time favorites (not to mention #8 on our Sexiest DJs list): Loco Dice.
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.
Tonight, some of our favorite women in dance music will be taking the reins at Exchange in Downtown Los Angeles — Magda and Blond:ish. We were able to have a quick chat with the Montreal-born, London-based duo responsible for releases on some of our favorite imprints (Kompakt, Get Physical, Defected) ahead of their set tonight where we touched on their love of 70s psychedelia, how they link up with labels, their Cherry residency, and more. Read on and give a listen to their remix of Maya Jane Coles’ “Everything” out this week…
• Tiga drops hints about new album
• Light Nightclub Turns On Friday, April 26th, 2013
• Doctor’s orders: Avicii forced to cancel more gigs
• Hideout announces 2013 boat party lineup
• MK next up on Defected’s In The House series
The ever-groovy Russ Chimes released the well-received House track, “Back 2 You,” on the Positiva imprint at the end of July via Beatport, and now the single is slated for a September 17th release on Positiva/Virgin which will feature a bundle of new remixes — including this incredibly tasteful rework from Leeds producer, Hot Since 82. With tracks already released on Moda Black, Noir, Defected, and now this superb remix for Virgin, Hot Since 82 should be a name you’ll be seeing more of in coming months. √+
Music video for Russ Chimes’ original after the jump… Continue Reading
With the Miami Winter Music Conference approaching, Defected Records will release their annual In The House Miami compilation this month.
Defected launched the Miami-focused In The House series in 2006, beginning with an edition mixed by label boss Simon Dunmore. Since then they’ve put out a new mix in the lead-up to the WMC each year. For In The House Miami ’12, Defected have enlisted Danish DJ and producer Noir, Treasure Fingers and Franky Rizardo. The latter two artists lean toward the more pop-friendly end of the spectrum, while Noir adds a comparatively underground flavor to the package with tracks from PillowTalk, Tevo Howard and his own hit with Solomun, “Around.”
Catch the tracklist after the jump.
UK’s Queen of House: Maya Jane Coles has been the latest artist to deliver an Essential Mix for Pete Tong‘s legendary show on Radio 1. At 23 years old, Maya’s already developed a name for herself as one of the hardest working producers in dance music today, racking up releases on Hypercolour, Defected, 20:20 Vision, and Anja Schneider‘s Mobilee label to name a few. Last week she released a brilliant remix as part of Little Dragon‘s new EP, which is definitely worth checking out. In the meantime though, bliss out to two hours of mellow groovers courtesy of Maya Jane Coles and the Beeb:
• Maya Jane Coles – Essential Mix [09.07.11]
Track list after the jump…
Yesterday, the full release of ‘Coma Cat’, a track we’ve been blissing out to in sets all summer, was finally made available for public consumption. Tensnake is the guise of Hamburg’s Marco Niemerski, and with a vibrant slice of nu-disco, Round Table Knights have put out a firey remix of him, worthy of some serious attention: