Pete and Spencer of Black Cards are digitally releasing a new EP titled Use Your Disillusion on Beatport and iTunes next Tuesday the 17th of July, and the guys have been kind enough to allow us to premiere the stream for one of the tracks from the release, ‘End Of Pretend feat. Matthew Koma.’ It’s a vocally-driven Electro House monster, and it’s safe to say that the guys’ grasp on producing Big Room Electro has been solidified after their success with multiple remixes for Major Lazer, Cobra Starship, and Example, as well as this anticipated new original EP. Keep an eye out next week for all of Use Your Disillusion.
After an epic saga of a weekend @ Coachella Music Festival, the GDD™ crew return from the desert with a battered brain of new music to better prepare for the massive summer to come. This week, our very own Bones and Toks have answered the call to serving you with a dirty bundle of tunes fit for the festival-goer in all of us. Whether from artists that played Coachella, or just some of the key sounds that embody the stages, this team has it down for you and each specific playlist. Get your sweaty wristbands on them and let a’ rip.
Pete Wentz and Spencer Peterson, or Black Cards, are out with a brand new remix for UK rapper Example‘s 2011 single, ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me.’ After receiving huge support for their Up The Anti Mixtape, the guys are back with their growingly signature massive Big Room Electro sound, equipped with a healthy side of wobble. Give it a listen after the jump. Continue Reading
One of the UK’s finest, Flux Pavilion, brings some serious heat with his new Drumstep remix of Example‘s ‘Midnight Run.’ Before listening, I was a bit hesitant to press play as I was in a relaxed mood after a long day, and I didn’t want anything too intense. I decided to take the plunge and it turns out that Example’s vocals matched with Flux Pavilion’s production is something I definitely want need to hear more of. The drop won’t be what you’re expecting, so don’t hesitate to listen and you’ll be rewarded. Keep an eye out for the official release on Ministry of Sound.
Tamie Adaya and her latest venture, Crown Jewels, are throwing a cozy (read: crazy) little warehouse party at The Well tonight and tomorrow morning. You may recall this venue if you attended the HARD afterparty on Halloween that Boys Noize ended up taking the reigns of. Doorly, Toddla T, Them Jeans + Dan O of Dim Mak, Dillon Francis and Nadastrom’s Dave Nada tag teaming a moombahton set and our very own Matt Black closing things out. Can’t mention the special guest (hint: UK MC, he’s a big deal) but I’m sure you’ll be able to figure more out after poking around the facebook page. Be sure to RSVP.
Tonight at the Echoplex, Kastle (aka B.Rich) of Palms Out Sounds is making his Los Angeles debut. Playing alongside Knyphy and LOL Boys, the show is being thrown by Smog in association with Media Contender and iHeartComix. Smog started in 2006 in an underground Irish bar in Downtown LA. Now boasting a roster that includes 12th Planet, Emu, Pablo Hassan, Pawn, and many more; the LA based dubstep label is about to celebrate it’s fourth anniversary on August 21st. But in the meantime, tomorrow night is set to be a bass heavy affair – Hold tight Echo Park.
Here’s some of Kastle’s latest tuneage to get you pumped:
pic: 8mts From opening deejays blowing out siderooms with “Warp 1.9″ to its use in mainstream music (see Lady Gaga and DJ Felli Fel), I’m sure we’re all a little burnt out on hearing the Hoover synth. However, Afro Warrior Benga worked his magic on this tune from London electro rapper Example and turned it into a serious headbanger and guaranteed bottom shaker. If you haven’t done so, be sure to cop Benga’s Phaze One EP on Beatport or elsewhere.
The record sees Azlan team up with his buddies The Others, Rusko and Markomen, who have produced some vibin’ mellow dubs for Azlan to spit over. Starkey‘s remix of ‘Jah Live’ is filled with glitchy synths and distorted basslines; replacing the roots dub feel of the Rusko produced original mix. Meanwhile, Unitz take the keys of original ‘Selektah!’ (produced by The Others) up to a major key – If the original was made for smoking zoots in underground clubs, the Unitz track takes things above ground for some beach blazin’. Check it:
One guy I’ve been paying a lot of attention to lately is Audio Phreaks artist Bar 9, from the UK. His dubs have been kicking up a lot of heat lately and his sets are annihilation on a small scale. Example‘s ‘Kickstarts’ EP is set to drop at the beginning of June, featuring remixes from the expected dutch house crowd, but this for me, is the reason you’ll want to purchase the EP on Beatport – it blows the other tracks out of the water. Bar 9 is definitely one to be keeping an eye out for in 2010, so watch this space.
One of the latest signings to the Trouble & Bass label, The Boogaloo Crew have been putting out some big tracks recently. Their remix of DRT‘s ‘Rising Sun’ was what put me onto them at the end of 2009, and this new bootleg of Jose Gonzalez ‘Crosses’ is pretty dank. From the UK, these boys have an awesome work ethic, also playing out as side-project Dark Sky, which has recently been picked up by the Bristol based Black Acre label. Dark Sky produce some sick UK Garage, keep your eyes and ears peeled for their remix of The xx ‘Crystalised’, a blitz track that’s due to drop sometime soon.
From one Trouble & Bass artist to another, AC Slater‘s just been remixed by Doorly, who GDDfeatured a few weeks ago. Just when I was confidently bigging up his move from dubstep to more of a funky sound, he goes and puts out another electro-dub track. Not sure what to make of this effort though, I dropped it last night into Doctor P‘s ‘Sweet Shop'; not a fan of the spin-backs, they kind of do my nut in, but take those guys out and you’ve got a pretty clean track.
Big ups toPalms Out Sounds for this next one, I picked it out of their Remix Sunday zipper last week and meant to post it sooner. Jazz and soul into dubstep; full marks for innovation. With dubs raining out of all genres, I was pretty surprised this hadn’t been done to death yet. High Rankin, a sickeningly good dubstep producer from Brighton, UK has teamed up again with Evolve or Die to produce a huge tune.
I’d describe this one as Baltimore House-step. Buying into the insanity of Gorillaz‘s nonsensical new single featuring De La Soul; Toddla slams out a melee of club house, wonky bass and the well know Lyn Collins B’more sample. Well worth a look.
This week though I bring you some fresh new tunes from some of the world’s biggest and brightest. Everyone is gearing up for WMC and you can feel the festival season getting ready to kick in to high gear. You got WMC and Ultra Coming up this week then you got Coachella coming up next month then you got numerous Hard Events to fill in the Rest.
So Sit Back, Relax, and let your mind slip off to the festival of your choice