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Last year, the Norwegian sultan of swing Todd Terje put out one of my favorite releases that was the euphoric behemoth Inspector Norse. Terje’s follow-up this year comes in the form of Strandbar, which in Norwegian translates to ‘beach bar’. Strandbar dropped today on his Olsen imprint with three versions – Samba, Disko, and Bonus. Stream the full ‘Disko Version’ below.
After a long hiatus, Phonat returned with the release of his excellent, forward-thinking Identity Theft EP on OWSLA just last week. The genre-defying producer/DJ now takes things one step further with his GDD™ Guest Mix that is nothing short of phenomenal. Phonat brings you through everything from vibey mid-tempo grooves to disco, and even some UK-tinged deep cuts. This generous offering is simply a must-have for any dance music fan. Listen/download the mix below and if you haven’t already, check out his EP after the jump.
Since the inception of our site over four years ago, UK producer Foamo has maintained a spot atop our list of favorites due to his steadily maturing sound. He’s set to release a banging new EP that comes out next week on the 17th backed by the Rinse camp. The title track Release Me will surely be doing the rounds in clubs this summer due to the knocking bass and silky vocals of Lotti. Clearly drawing from his recent work on his Gorgon City project, the future of dance music looks bright with artists like Foamo pushing the envelope and blurring the boundaries of genres.
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Are you a fan of Emancipator or other like-minded downtempo artists? Look no further than this outstanding new release from the Southern California native, Randy Seidman, and Infected Mushroom‘s guitarist, Tommy Cunningham. After being release last week, the Sunset Honey EP has already made its way up Beatport’s Chill-out chart to reach the #2 position. With the EP’s two tracks, “Sunset Honey” and “Dream Express,” generating a blissful, ethereal atmosphere accented with intricately woven organic sounds and exquisite electronic production, it is to no surprise that it has been a well-received offering. Check out the Sunset Honey EP below.
Don’t frown on it being a monday, we have a huge treat for you. The SF native JAYKO has chosen GDD to be the exclusive outlet for his new EP “Deep In The Jungle.” Driven by the San Francisco bassline spirit, this 4-track release features bouncey, deep driven chords and funky melodies that encompass all things deep house and booty-tech to the bone. Grab the full EP below for FREE, and keep your eye on JAYKO!
Last month the good people at Dirtybird uploaded a preview of a monstrous EP by Breach. Since then the tracks have received major support from BBC Radio 1/1xtra DJ’s, and have been argued (by us of course) as the hottest tunes from Miami. Take a listen and go grab yourself a copy!
Listen to the B side after the jump!
C2C is a four member deep french turntable group that has been around since ’98, winning everything from the World DJ Championships for Disco, to the European Border Breakers award in 2013 for best new European music act. With only one official album out in 2012, they have remained relatively quiet on the production front. This remix is for Vitalic’s “Fade Away” EP coming out on March 25th and it features their signature disco bounce and electro edge that creates a sublime environment to let loose and dance to. For those unfamiliar with this group, you might know them best from their track that’s being used on a Dr. Pepper ad running right now, or their name as featured on the Coachella lineup this year.
For a guy from Kentucky by way of Miami, Amtrac surely has an impeccably tight grasp on modern day dance music. Adding to his discography which already includes an album, some EPs, and about 30 remixes comes a four track EP titled The Scheme via Super Music Group. What really sticks out on this EP is Amtrac’s close attention to detail in the looping and pitch shifting of his vocals, which are very reminiscent to the legend MK‘s. If you’re going to be in Miami for WMC in March, Amtrac will be playing our party at Bardot alongside Alex Metric, Oliver, Aeroplane, UZ, and Destructo. You can pick up pre-sale tickets for that event here.