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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.
Zhu has taken to remixing duties again, this time ripping TJR’s hilarious viral Soundcloud sensation, “What’s Up Suckaz” and turning it into a funky electro-house tune. Perhaps what’s most impressive of the remix; creative and tasteful sampling use aside, is the inherent, identifiable TJR flavoring that Zhu was able to apply to his edit, transforming it from internet meme to certified club banger.
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!
…read the track descriptions by Blende himself! (after the jump) Continue Reading
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…
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!
If you missed it – download Jack’s Guest Mix after the jump…
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) √+