The name AC Slater has rung loud and clear on GDD since the blog house days, and its been something special watching the evolution of his sound and styles. Today we highlight his newest venture, or better yet the revival of his origins – known as NIGHT BASS. We caught up with AC about what this means, where its headed, and why you should be paying attention…
2013 has been a huge year for English alternative band, “Scanners.” This June marked the release of their long awaited third album, “Love is Symmetry” on Dim Mak Records. To follow up, 5 songs on the album have been chosen for 8 remixers to give their interpretation on Scanners. First off the Ep is Fei-Fei’s remix of the title track. She takes the song’s energy up a few notches with her invigorating, bass-heavy style. Next, Carpenter Brut’s electro spin does something similar on “Control” by including a heavy rock influence. T.W.I.N.S then takes “Mexico” and adds an indie dance vibe, resulting in a fun, playful beat. Then, “State of Wonder” gets a “hard bass” remix by Zeskulls. The intro keeps the good-feel vibes of the original tune, but then takes a quick turn as Zeskull’s signature wobbles takes the driving wheel. The 5th remix on the EP is another remix of “Control” by Boots N’ Pants. As you listen to this remix, let your mind and body get carried away with this relaxing, deep house groove. The energy picks up again with the second remix of “State of Wonder,” a pumping electro-house track tailored by Kevin Focus. Following next is a creative, beat-intensive, drum n’ bass remix by Aeronautica. Their expert sound design adds a unique touch to this remix of “Mexico.” Finally, the Remix Ep ends on a great note with Hiroshima Twinky’s take on “Control.,” a beautiful piece that is easy to fall in love with.
The Indoesian wonder Angger Dimas just released his debut full-length album Angger Management on Dim Mak Records, crossing the spectrum of electro, hip hop, big room, hardstyle, moombahton and more. To celebrate it’s widespread acclaim and to give back to the fans, Angger is giving away “Jump Floor”, a bonus track off the album (and in my opinion the biggest and most stand out on the entire release). This monster takes an anthemic buildup only to drop into a big surprise – fans of the main stage will be all over this one, grab it below!
It’s a beautiful Friday no matter where you are today. Why? Because its the weekend, baby. Our good friend and my fellow Dim Mak resident Fashen just released his second installment for his Felicity mix series, an hour long drive into nu disco and indie dance. The tracklisting (below) has an all-star cast of tracks, guaranteed to make this one an essential to get you through the day or start up the night. The weekend is here!
1. Daddy’s Money (Follow Me Remix) – Johnny Stimson
2. Together (Punks Jump Up Remix) – Reflex
3. Midnight (Grum Remix) – Luke Million
4. Hold On, We’re Going Home (TJR Refix) – Drake
5. Mogadisco – JBAG
6. Without You feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Dillon Francis
7. On Holiday – Hey Champ
8. Over Your Shoulder – Chromeo
9. De Ja Vu (Luke Million Remix) – Moullinex
10. Moments (Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver Remix) – The Supermen Lovers
11. Breathe – Anna Lunoe
12. Celebrate – Empire of the Sun
13. Moontan Nocturnal (Grafton Primary Remix) – Crooked Colours
14. Explora – DJ DLG
15. Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix) – Phoenix
16. Melancholia (Kamp! remix) – Rebeka
17. Give You Up feat. KLP (Yuksek Remix) – Le Crayon
18. DNA (Alex Metric Remix) – Empire of the Sun
19. Rollercoaster feat. Sam Frank – Skream
20. See Right Through (Yaaman Remix) – Tensnake Ft. Fiora
21. Romanticise (Gold Fields Remix) – Chela
22. Kaleidoscope (Psychemagik Remix) – Mirror People
23. Git It (Kolombo Remix) – Them Jeans
Producers YUNG SKEETER and WAX MOTIF join forces on the 2-track release “Next To Me.” Two monstrous sounds collide on this release, packing a double punch with tracks “Next to Me” featuring Nevaeh and “Hush Hush,” bringing forth music that is as brisk as it is fiery hot. “Next To Me” takes listeners on a new high built with an aggressive electro crunch smoothed out by airy female vocals. “Hush Hush” delves into deeper house territory with a pinch of the trademark Dim Mak electro sound.
JFK (of MSTRKRFT) is back on the piano keys to bring you another melodic anthem in “Radar” – but with the help of Autoerotique, it’s become a monster. Expect to hear this one shredding across festival sound systems all summer long.
*Look out for Autoerotique’s new single “Asphyxiation” coming out on May 28th on Dim Mak Records. Watch this teaser (a REAL teaser for sure)…
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.
Yolanda Be Cool‘s massive rebranding effort from their 2010 hit single, “We No Speak Americano,” has proved to be very fruitful. Signing to Dim Mak Records for the U.S. release of their new album turned a lot of heads, and their mix for the label’s pool party in Miami stirred up a lot of passion. With many ID’s on their way according to some facebook activity, a new song and video titled, “A Baru In New York,” has come into being.
Austin, Texas: the home of keeping things weird. On March 13th, our friends at Dim Mak intend to do just that at this year’s Austin 2013 Showcase. They’ve teamed up with Buygore – label of the King of Filth himself, Borgore–and Scion to bring you an event filled with madness and mayhem. Expect appearances from Borgore, AutoErotique, PeaceTreaty, Carnage, Scanners, Azari & III, and many more. You won’t want to miss out on this event, so RSVP NOW for FREE entry to the Dim Mak official Austin 2013 showcase.
As of late, the dance music industry seems to really be taking notice of the burgeoning live electronica trio, Keys N Krates, that has become a regular here on GDD™. With a new single, “Treat Me Right,” due out on March 5th via Dim Mak Records and a guest mix feature on Annie Nightingale’s BBC Radio 1 show just last week, it is clear that 2013 is shaping up to be one of Keys N Krates‘ most productive years to date. Check out their stunning, trap-tinged mix below and watch the behind-the-scenes video of a live rehearsal for “Treat Me Right” after the jump.