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In honor of the recent passing of house music great Frankie KnucklesJimmy Edgar is sharing his special edit of ‘Baby Wants To Ride’ that has been a staple in sets. Frankie is a major reason why Jimmy started his career, and here’s what he had to say:

It is with great honor that I am able to give this away. A tribute to one of my heroes, Frankie Knuckles.

The relationship between Detroit and Chicago, for me, has always been about connection. Any kind of rivalry is secluded and irrelevant, in my opinion.

Chicago is approximately a 6 hour drive from Detroit, so, growing up we would frequent parties, back and forth. On any weekend in Detroit, we could meet people from Chicago who wanted to experience our small scene in Detroit.

Whereas Detroit had a much more distant, cold feeling while still trying to retain human elements, Chicago house music always appealed to me because it seemed like the softer, soulful version of Techno. I was drawn to the organ chords and the jacking indigenous rhythms of 808s. Growing up with Detroit radio, we were exposed to funk music and a lot of R&B. Some of the first records I bought were Change “Change of Heart” and Frankie Knuckles presents Jamie Principle “Your Love”, both artworks and music having very geometric, mechanical feeling, yet airbrushed and fun vibes.

Frankie Knuckles was the most pivotal figure in this movement, for me. The first time I had heard “Baby Wants To Ride”, it really moved me. The way the dot matrix synths moved in seemingly Euclidian patterns, the bounce and slight swing of that bass line, and the way the dissonant chords tied it all together. One listen and you can see where I drew all my inspiration from when making my tune from 2006, “Hot, Raw, Sex”. Let’s just say that record would have been a lot different without Frankie K.

“Tears”, “Rain Falls”, and “Your Love” among some of the best tracks I found on vinyl in Chicago. A few of them so popular you could find them at Salvation Army.

What else can I say about Frankie that hasn’t been said this week? With this track, we celebrate his life, his kindness, his love for music, his inspiration, his passion and all that he gave during his life.

Thank you Frankie,

Jimmy Edgar

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The only ones not complaining about the brutal cold felt in most of North America are the producers who’d normally be stuck inside regardless of weather conditions. So for Canadian music makers Prince Club & Poupon, they’re getting along just fine. They’ve teamed up once again to freshen up Route 94′s anthem My Love with a remodeled bassline and energized percussion hits. While they hunkered down in the studio, they informed us that they’ve also finished a new EP which they’re presently shopping out to labels. Grab the free download below and be on the lookout for their new tracks.


The Juan Maclean is a musician who deserves to be recognized for his perseverance in the music industry. After his band Six Finger Satellite was struck with tragedy early on in his music career, he was close to never again returning to the production side of music. If it wasn’t for James Murphy‘s words of encouragement for Maclean to dabble in the electronic industry years later, his budding electronic career may never have come to fruition. With such an extensive catalog of originals, albums, and remixes, it’s no wonder he knocks, “You Are My Destiny” out of the park. The echoey synth pattern creates a late night environment for Nancy Whang‘s vocals to thrive in while the percussion section stays perfectly on point. With a digital release coming on April 9th from DFA Records, be sure to take advantage of the limited edition white label currently available from the label as well.

Happy Holidays from Blende!

The UK based nu-disco wizard Blende has just released the 3rd installment of his “Blende Edits” – this time revamping classics by ZZ Top, Earth, Wind & Fire, Hashim ft. Jai Sims, and Anne Clark. Grab them all below, and read on for the personal note!

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JackLNDN has proven to be quite the relentless producer as he’s been slaving away in the studio churning out huge dance tracks for our enjoyment. We keep the premieres going this week with a brand new edit of “Polarity” by the Swiss female producer, Dinka. By taking the original’s lead synth line, other progressive elements, and adding that familiar JackLNDN funk and unconventional style, he has certainly raised the track to new heights. Enjoy.

Last week’s exclusive of JackLNDN’s original “Electric Dreams” after the jump…
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After just being featured in our guest mix series last week, JackLNDN has given us a track from his private collection to give out to you lucky GDD™ readers. If you didn’t already hear his edit of Porter Robinson‘s “Language” in his guest mix, you can expect a chopped and screwed, funky fresh disco take on the progressive house hit. Jack always does an excellent job at putting tracks in his own context, and this edit is just more evidence proving that fact. This is the beginning of a JackLNDN‘s weekly track premiere schedule, so be on the look out for these exclusives on the next couple of Tuesdays to come. Show support with a ♥ on the Hype Machine!
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Brooklyn Fire chief Tommie Sunshine and his NY familia The Disco Fries have been treating the soundcloud nation to a slew of free bootleg remixes and party edits for DJs and fans alike. At the end of last year they bundled them into a 2011 bootleg package, shortly after a remix EP for Katy Perry’s “One That Got Away” and their own widely supported original “Don’t Look Back.” Breaking into 2012, they released special bootleg for MLK day, taking the recent Wiz Khalifa anthem ‘Young, Wild, and Free” and concocting a club monster from body parts of Dirty Disco Youth and Botnek. Just last week, they followed up the free tunage with an extended DJ edit of “212,” in celebration of their forthcoming remix for Azalea Banks’ new jam “Shady Love.” Okay, enough talking – Grab these and rage.

Azealia Banks feat. Lazy Jay – 212 [Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries Edit] by tommiesunshine

Wiz Khalifa ft. Snoop Dogg & Bruno Mars – Young, Wild & Free [Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries Bootleg] by tommiesunshine

Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries ADE Special for SiriusXM Electric Area *7 EXCLUSIVE TRACKS* by tommiesunshine

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Arveene & Misk – Hells Bells – (Tommie Sunshine & Dan Aux Remix) Gung-Ho! Recordings by Gung-Ho! Recordings


If you were with us last Sunday when Breakbot opened for Chromeo @ Drais Hollywood, you knew RIGHT when he jumped on the decks after hearing him open his set with this classic disco jam. The original track was made in 1980 by 13 year old Stacy Lattisaw, and Breakbot simply beefs it up with that signature Ed Banger studio quality. Get your serious groove on with this one folks.

Stacy Lattisaw – Dynamite (Breakbot Edit) √+