It’s hard to find someone in the Deep/Tech House scene that evokes emotion like vocalist Ali Love does. Gently straddling underground and Pop sensibilities, Ali Love provides deeper tracks with singalong capabilities, as evident in massive tunes like “Different Morals,” “Benediction,” and most recently, “Another” — his latest offering due out on Crosstown Rebels next Monday. The new single arrives with remixes from Chicago stalwart, Felix Da Housecat, and Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer AKA Tuff City Kids, making for a solid EP that we hope to be a touchstone for his album due out in 2014.
Another week brings you another set of 10 free downloads from us at GDD, but this time around it’s the always tasteful aRod, and myself, Toks, on Dirt duty for our 126th edition. As per usual, we have a little something for everyone, so head after the jump to grab some quality music to compliment your weekend – we know you’ll need it.
• Felix Da Housecat: “The scene has been used and abused”
• Empire of the Sun return with new album ‘Ice On A Dune’
• From Brodinski to Beyer, Carl Cox names his Ibiza recruits
• Flying Lotus Announces Spring Tour Dates
• Breach Preps EP for Dirtybird
The legend is returning. It’s been years since we’ve heard new original stuff from the Chicago stalwart DJ, Felix Da Housecat, and this March he gives us a touchstone of his forthcoming album with the Sinner/Winner EP out on NYC imprint, No Shame, on the 18th of next month. The EP fills the void that Felix’s absence caused, incorporating his universal ability to make listeners genuinely feel the love for House music. As a cherry on top, fellow CHI legend, Green Velvet, will also be providing a remix of the title track for good measure, but we’ll have to wait to hear that one. Looking forward to catching a set at one of Felix’s 3 Miami appearances next month.
We are proud to announce our partnership with the world-wide party concept and brand name, We Love House, created by Deejay Booking. The first French edition of We Love House will take place this Saturday (June 11th) at the world-renowned Queen Club in Paris, France. The event is set to have an impressive opening with a lineup featuring house legends and tech-house heavyweights alike: Felix Da Housecat, Pleasurekraft, and Dan Marciano.
The 3rd installment of the wave consists of some groovey jams that went over very well last friday when i played @ the Vanguard with Miike Snow. They are timeless, and sure to take you to your special place. Get these on your hardrive and make some sweet sweet love. If last weekend included And-1-ravin’ in some sort of wacko outfit, these feel-good numbers should settle your post-Halloween juices nicely.
“The Wave consists of hand-picked gems that inspire us, tickling and tempting our creative juices. Some are old, some are new, but it is what we are listening to now. They are groovy, flowing, and sun-kissed just like that perfect wave. They are uplifting and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. They sound the best with a babe in one hand, a cold brewski in the other, and the sand beneath your feet. Stay Dreamy.”
Avaland will be celebrating its 6th birthday this Saturday at the Avalon in Hollywood, and they have been kind enough to give away a pair to 2 of you dirty dancers. Legendary Chicago DJ Felix da Housecat will be headlining the event, along with Avaland resident DJs Droog, Cameron van Peebles, Steve Prior, and The Music Savages.
The LA based producing trio Peacetreaty has been competing in the remix throwdown competition over the past month to win a spot to play at this years Lollapolooza in Chicago. They made it through the first roung and just last night finished up a killer remix for the semi-final round of Felix da Housecat’s track ‘Kickdrum’ . This is where they need YOUR help if they are are one of the 4 finalists to win this 2nd round of the contest , then they get chance to go to Chicago and compete in a live DJ battle with the grand-prize being performance spot on the Dance stage at Lollapalooza in August. Finalists are selected based on a combination of judges preference and votes from fans, so they need all the help they can get. So give the track a listen and download it for free! You can vote once a day and the voting for this round only lasts from the 12th-19th of July! So get on it and lets see them win this! Click here to vote