All representatives of the French Express imprint had an amazing year in 2012 — constantly producing jam after groovy jam as well as hitting the road across the globe. This month, 2 of the label’s stalwart producers, Perseus and Jonas Rathsman, were called upon by BBC’s Pete Tong for their hand at an Essential Mix, and the pair took the opportunity full on and curated a tracklist of pure gold. Tons of goodies from French Express, Future Classic, HyperColour, Futureboogie, and a healthy amount from their secret CDR stash. Download below. √+
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Last month we caught up with Eats Everything in our exclusive interview and the tremendous year he’s been having – as one of our top breakthrough artists from 2012 and a personal favorite of mine, it’s only fitting that he would cap off the year with his studio essential mix debut for BBC Radio 1 (Yes I know he’s done a live one) doing an ‘Edits Everything Special’ of the legendary 2 hour mix series. Educate yourself with some of the best music out there – most of which is from the man himself. Dig in.
In 2011, Hot Creations label boss Jamie Jones was the undisputed king of the rising deep house field, and here at the tail end of 2012, fellow label mate Lee Foss is hot on his heels with a superb Essential Mix and one hell of a fiery EP.
Emerging from what seemed like a production hibernation, the UK electronic wizard Jacques Lu Cont is back on the circuit with a new 3-track EP he gave away to his fans along with a recent debut Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1. The newest track ‘Underground’ is accompanied by a new music video, depicting the high energy of the tune in what makes you literally feel like you’re strapped to the front of a train. So take a ride with Jacques Lu Cont, and grab the track below!
Trap House is in and there’s no denying it. Fusing Dance elements with Hip Hop sensibilities, Brooklyn’s Baauer is coming onto the scene strong with the Harlem Shake EP, released today on Mad Decent‘s sub-label, Jeffree’s. So far, ‘Harlem Shake’ has been big upped by Diplo, Brodinski, and Flosstradamus, and it was just recently included in Rustie’s Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1. We’re going to be doing a Spotlight feature on this dude soon, so keep your eyes out. Until then, download both tracks off of the EP for free below! √+Continue Reading
Good morning! It’s Friday and I have personally curated (as always) this very extensive GDD™ Morning Update as a gift to you for the weekend. Today’s news includes Deadmau5′s views on Simon Cowell’s new DJ talent show, Porter Robinson’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix debut, Super Bowl XLVI’s music and performers, Bassnectar, and much more. Please read on after the jump, I know you’ll enjoy it. Continue Reading
Good morning! To start off the week, I have some news for you regarding Porter Robinson’s Essential Mix, Swedish House Mafia’s Miami 2012 plans, the Red Bull Music Academy, and Paris Hilton’s house album. Please read more after the jump.