While the commercial dance music sound seems to still be sweeping across the United States like a swarm of locusts, there is an unbelievable amount of tasteful House, Garage, and Bass coming out of the UK, more specifically London, at the moment. Duke Dumont, Bicep, George Fitzgerald, and Dusky should ring a few bells, and there’s a new duo that needs to be included on this list, and they go by the name of Toyboy & Robin. With a solid foot in the House realm, another foot in Bass, and an elbow in R&B, Toyboy & Robin have created a perfect equilibrium of their sound — catchy, grooving, and undeniably danceable. On that note, the gents have put together an impeccable mix for us today, featuring the aforementioned Londoners as well as Nicolas Jaar, Toro y Moi, Todd Edwards, and many more. One of the better mixes I’ve heard in a long time. Make sure to keep an ear out for Toyboy & Robin’s April release “Jaded” in here as well. Top tune. √+
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The talented sisters of HAIM have released a Duke Dumont edit to their record, “Falling.” HAIM is a band that has been around since ’06, but didn’t start releasing music until recently in 2012. Their sound is often described as nu-folk, a genre that will fit in great with Duke Dumont’s extensive genre-spanning discography. He brings a particularly lighter feel to this edit as compared to some of his recent work that associates with a deeper late night sound. At times there is even a bit of a moombahton beat to the drum pattern. You can pre-order your limited edition pink vinyl copy of this remix EP featuring a remix from Psychemagik here.
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Skream goes throwback clubbin’ on his latest remix of “100%” by Duke Dumont (ft. A.M.E.). It’s massive 80s/early 90s club vibes on this one a la Lisa Lisa& Cult Jam, Nu Shooz, The Jets, Midnight Star, SOS Band + Madonna. It’s the perfect weekend JAM.
It’s been a journey. Since its inception in the summer of 2010, our longest lasting weekly feature, The Dirt, has brought a staggering amount of free music to the masses, and we’re proud to still be here 100 editions and 100 Dirt Babes in the books. It’s a tough feat to get these tracks together each week (probably why we have some gaps in the mix here and there, apologies), but it’s been an amazing experience sharing music with all of you, which, of course, is the main reason why we’re here.
We wanted to put together something special for the centennial episode, so 11 of our writers have included 2 songs each — one from one of the 99 past Dirts that we’ve posted and any other song that we felt was exceptional enough to make the cut of such an outstanding post. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed putting them together. Here’s to another 100. Continue Reading
Ninety-nine. We’re one Dirt away from that magical century mark. But before we get there, The Dirt #99 is what’s happening NOW. It’s the latest killer tracks all in one place: a Jesse Rose remix of Duke Dumont’s “The Giver” (with female vocals!), The Chromatics covering New Order, a MASSIVE Italo/French House remix of Estelle’s classic “American Boy”, a new GLOVES remix, a new Monarchy track, that Disclosure remix of Artful Dodger (the exclamation point on a stellar year for the Disclosure boys) and more. Peep the tunes below + grab that hot (FREE) ten pack of tracks! And don’t forget your 99 Red Balloons on the way out…
To celebrate arguably one of the biggest tunes of the year, our UK friend and familiar Birdee has just released disco touch-up of Duke Dumont’s “The Giver” – for FREE on his soundcloud. Here’s what he had to say:
“I love the original and felt a disco edit would have worked well with the vocal…hope you enjoy it!”
Riding much deserved hype from his widely supported tracks “The Giver” and “Street Walker”, the UK-based Duke Dumont gave the world a taste of his newest single “Need U” recently on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. Featuring anthemic vocals from A*M*E, this tune is on course to be a staple in DJ sets to come and another breakthrough for the Duke. Listen below and get busy!