As the holiday season continues to sneak up on us with colder temperatures and earlier sunsets, we’ve got a grip free downloads to keep your spirits up. In this 137th installment of The Dirt, we have an exquisite new edit from Maceo Plex, a 2013 touch up of TLC courtesy of Bixel Boys, a sexy new take on Marvin Gaye from Kygo, electro meets rock courtesy of Coyote Kisses and the very first Golden Pony original.
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While it’s tough to beat the Breakbot remix of Phoenix‘s second single from their new album, Bankrupt!, this new one from Edwin Van Cleef sure puts up a fight. Adding in a rolling bassline and some actual ocean wave samples, Edwin Van Cleef provides another rendition of the popular tune to play out at your next sunny daytime event. Download below.
With my nice leather jacket fresh of the closet for the season, as well as more beanies than I can unapologetically admit to owning and wearing, it’s official: it’s getting cold. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of fall & the things that come with it: rosy cheeks, cozy fireplaces, pumpkin or apple EVERYTHING, and so on, but there’s something I’ll always miss about the kiss of summer that kind of comes with being a california girl (damn you, Katy Perry..)
As the winter chill nips at our heels, it’s nice to reminisce about the warm days of summer, where being out in the sun inevitably leads to a happier disposition, more dance parties, and from a chemical perspective, an increase in your body’s production of eumelanin. Pretty much the stuff that your skin creates to protect your cells from getting their DNA damaged by the sunlight, since it’s pigmented a higher level of melanin would mean a darkened skin color. Viola, a tan!
Below are what I can laughably call my very own musical tanning-bed, your own little reminder of summer. Put on your favorite pool party ensemble, bust out the Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville Margarita Maker, and shake your booty to these sun-lovin, summer-drippin tunes.
The Week(end) Mix Up is here. A collection of the best new mixtapes & live sets from the past week in electronic dance music. All mixes are downloadable & ready for you to enjoy tomorrow on your drive into work. Nothing better than starting off the week with some fresh new tunes.
Fixtapes are Mixtapes geared specifically for your ride. This tape is about constant motion and positive vibes to keep your legs cranking while your heart is pumping. It’s a new series by the Sole Bicycle guys which will feature a new artist every month resulting in quite an awesome compilation. I, Tropicool, was lucky enough to kick things off with Volume One. Enjoi!
Tracklisting After the Jump
Here’s something we welcome back with open arms: a brand new mixtape from Edwin van Cleef. Although not as consistent in terms of frequency, Edwin van Cleef’s mixtapes are certainly right on par with the likes of The Magician and Aeroplane in terms of quality monthly mixtapes (some say better). So anytime we can get our mitts on an EvC mix, our excitement levels are on high.
Earlier this year, EvC gave an upgrade to his mixtape titles. No longer does he simply name them after whatever current month he is in; he names his mixtapes after whichever favorite subgenres he is showcasing that particular month (subgenres which he totally doesn’t just make up, of course). This month is his “Starmix”, which I can only imagine is a fusion of subgenres which primarily exist in the outer reaches of the cosmos and were first discovered at some alien discotech or perhaps some pool party on Venus. It’s deep, atmospheric, galactic, funky spacehouse….or “Starmix”.
Our friends over at Vitalic Noise have just released a mix showcasing the work of all the artists they represent which, to say the least, is a hell of a freshman class. These guys will be coming in super hot in the years to come, so keep an eye, and an ear open.
We’ve been waiting for this one for a while! This week at VS., we’re bringing on our good friends from the famed No Shirt/No Shoes events for a night of smooth jams and dreamy vibes. Coming off of a series of amazing pool parties at The Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles this past summer, the trio of residents known as Tropicool, Bixel Boys, and Surf Ambassador Hendo made Nu Disco and Indie Dance readily available to Angelenos on a consistent basis, and now that summer is over, it’s time to move the boys inside at The Central in Santa Monica. As always, expect some great special guests to make an appearance this week as well.
The event will be FREE until 11PM this week w/ RSVP, so make sure to head over to DANCEiSM.com to get on the list!
The Central: Social Aide & Pleasure Club
1348 14th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
► Thursday, September 22nd
► $5 Red Bull Vodkas until 11PM
The Whip have released their latest album, Wired Together, this month on Southern Fried Records, and I’m expecting a slew of remixes coming off of the 11-track LP in addition to the fantastic Alex Metric version of ‘Secret Weapon’ that we posted a few weeks ago as well as this out-of-the-norm rendition from Blue Satellite. After hearing Blue Satellite’s take on Edwin van Cleef’s latest single as well as a few other dreamier, funkier productions, this new remix came as a bit of a surprise to me. It incorporates some big time Electro elements illuminating that Blue Satellite can make any song and any genre his own.
The Disco House producer from Leeds known as Edwin van Cleef has been making quite a run this year, releasing groovy monthly mixtapes as well as a very well-received ‘Lisztomania’ cover and a slew of supported remixes. This Sunday, EvC will be releasing the Never Be Alone At Night EP on Schmooze Records, featuring 3 original tracks and a gang of bonus remixes available on multiple digital retailers. We were lucky enough to give you guys the exclusive download on Blue Satellite‘s take on the EP title track featuring Gemini Club, so download in full quality below and pick up the whole EP on Juno in 2 days.
Edwin van Cleef – Never Be Alone At Night EP
1. Never Be Alone At Night feat. Gemini Club
3. I Feel You
4. Never Be Alone At Night feat. Gemini Club (Mighty Mouse Remix)
5. Triton (Pharao Black Magic Remix)
+ Never Be Alone At Night feat. Gemini Club (Blue Satellite Remix) – iTunes Bonus
+ Never Be Alone At Night feat. Gemini Club (Ugly Kids Remix) – Juno Bonus
+ Never Be Alone At Night (Instrumental Mix) – Beatport Bonus