After the success of their track, ‘That’s Right‘, which came out earlier this year on Mad Decent, Wuki and Jesse Slayter have teamed up once again to energize The Weeknd’s lullaby, Often. And in an exciting turn of events, it appears that Bmore is making a solid push to come back into the lime-light. It warms my nostalgic heart to hear the sounds of yesteryear seamlessly merging with the production prowess of the the present, and I tip my hat to these guys who are pushing the boundaries of dance music. Also, major kudos to Wuki, whose banner year hasn’t stopped as Jack U just included 3 of his tracks in their Diplo & Friends mix that dropped earlier this week. Expect to hear a lot more from these guys in 2015.
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The techno anthem ‘Bugatti’ by the one and only Tiga just had a huge remix package drop, but the Aussie legend Torren Foot might have just unofficially won this round. A deep and dirty rolling bassline and haunting house synths below the infamous vocal is all that was needed to make this one a 100% fire starter in the club. WHAT U DRIVIN?
LA’s Kastle and Kentucky boy Amtrac are heading into hyperspace! Starting in December the two embark on a 12 date North American tour, hitting some of the best intimate clubs across the country spreading the house vibes all night long. To celebrate the announcement of the tour, Their giving away their new collab single ‘Hyperspace’. Get ready for lift off… make sure to catch the boys at a city near you and grab the tune below for FREE download!
Big room young guns MAKJ and M35 have finally gotten the remix they deserve, as LA friend and familiar Whiiite has flipped them the #Future1Hundred treatment on their latest single “Revolution”. The original anthemic buildups and screams from the 909 synth are all Whiiite needed to cut it up and create a version more suited for the hustle. Coming off a massive Halloween bootleg packet and remixes for YG, Drake and Moguai – the man with the black hat proves no festival anthem is safe. Grab it below for FREE!
Our next GDD exclusive comes from Toronto-based duo Loud Luxury, offering up their new original “Give That”. A Jazzy Sax section breaks down into into deep grooves fit for the club – this one sends you straight to the underground. Future house phenom Oliver Heldens premiered its first play in his Heldeep Radio podcast, and we’re excited to be giving you the exclusive release for FREE download… listen and grab it below!
To kick off the Hallo-week and get you ready for the festivities this weekend, we’ve teamed up with HARD Day Of The Dead performing artist Thee Cool Cats for a quick-hitter interview and an exclusive download of their Electricano “Keep Ya Movin” remix. The G house duo from Mexicali has been flexing this one in their sets for awhile now and and we’re happy to be offering you the track for FREE…no tricks, just the treat!
GDD: You guys are making serious noise in the G HOUSE department. How did you guys decide that was the sound you we’re going to focus on?
Tony Edit: Well, it basically goes back to the way we grew up, being an 80’s baby I grew up listening to and admiring hip hop in the 90’s and 00’s, so musically speaking hip hop has always been big influence on me. Including back when both Gerry and I were making electro (shout out to GDD for actually posting a bunch of my old tracks I did with my boy Louie Fresco as Disco Villains during the electro and blog house days much love) Gerry had his own thing goin on as well. Then all of sudden the super Deep House scene started exploding down here in Mexico, you know like No.19 slow mo house, and that just wasn’t really a fit for either of us, one day we heard Amine Edge & Dance’s Goodie Goodies track and that sound just clicked for us, that was inspiration for our tune Hand on the Pump on CUFF (one of the first 3 tracks we ever worked on together in an actual studio) which has gotten an amazing spectrum of support from artists ranging from Pete Tong to Steve Aoki but for us it’s not about making Ghouse it’s about making music that will make you move and DANCE. If you check out our tunes and releases we keep our sound very diverse ranging from the banging bassy Ghouse we do on CUFF to the Nu Disco almost RnBish stuff on Nurvous/Tropical Heat to the Techy Housy stuff we are doing with Toolroom now, it’s all about making good music and having fun …..
Gerry: It wasn’t so much that we decided on it, we just really enjoyed making it and playing it out, it just fit our natural energy and attitude. Honestly for us Ghouse is a genre that we feel anyone can enjoy it’s just fun music to make and to listen to, so that motivates us even more.
GDD: What’s one thing in your production that really stands out as a THEE COOL CATS signature sound?
Gerry: It’s the driving energy they have in them and the raw sound of the tracks in general we try to make it sound as organic and natural as possible. We like for our music to be exciting and sound big. We want it to get out there and reverberate, have people moving and shaking.
Tony Edit: Attitude, Energy, Big Basslines and Quality, we want our tunes to be fun, to make you want to dance and to be that track with something new or fresh that you hear at a club or a show and to be like “man you remember that track that said this or that bassline that was woooahh”
GDD: You guys did a huge remix for Destructo’s “Party Up” EP, how did that all come to be?
Tony: Well, it was funny actually we found out he had dropped our track Grab The Wall ( SLEAZY G) at HARD summer from our boy Ben aka BIJOU from Phoenix (#HUSLTEGANG Lt. watch out for this dude he is making some serious tunes) and then a few days later we posted up the video and tagged him, then he messaged us on twitter saying he really liked our sound and that the track worked really well, so we sent him some more tunes and he started playing those out as well specifically Hand on the Pump and Don’t Kill My Vibe. He then asked us if we would like to remix his latest single and of course we liked the tune and felt we could make it bang a bit more so we jumped all over it.
Gerry: what Tony said ….. LOL
GDD: Day Of The Dead is coming up, how excited are you guys to make your HARDfest debut? What can we expect?
Gerry: Excited is an understatement. We’ve wanted to go to this festival for years but we never had the opportunity to go, so we used it as motivation and told ourselves we wouldn’t go until we played there. When we got the news it was crazy because we couldn’t believe we’d done it.
Tony Edit: #HUSTLEGANG
GDD: Whats the most embarrassing Halloween memory you both have?
Tony: Probably djing out here in Mexicali with Louie wearing Bloody Beetroots masks that were damn near impossible to breath in or see through, let’s just say it wasn’t the smoothest dj set we ever played. Super fun tho (shout to Sunsound for that one)
Gerry: Probably all the dumb costumes my mom used to make me wear to go trick or treating when I was young, in fact she told me last week she has this year’s ready for me to pick up lol
Thee Cool Cats: Just want to say thanks to everyone at GDD for always supporting us and having our backs, also thanks for this interview and we hope you guys really like this remix we are giving away, it has been killing in our sets for about 2 years now and we finally get to give it out to all the people that have always asked us about it …. Cheers
It’s no mystery that Calvin Harris created another hit in his radio single “Blame”, but Chicago-based Good Life have taken the chart-topper and given it the deeper transformation it needed. The pop vocals of John Newman get covered into a down-tempo Tropical house vibe, leaving the track stripped of its big room energy and into a dark and sexier tone. Spreading their “Good Life” mantra, they offer it for FREE DOWNLOAD, and here’s what they had to say:
“Sometimes you make decisions that feel so necessary and so right in that moment you don’t realize that you’re making a huge mistake. That’s what this song is about. It’s about being so caught up in the night and what you’re doing that you completely forget that your actions will linger when the sun comes up. And the only explanation you have is the fact that the night just simply took over.”
Good People + Good Vibes = Good Life
The Kentucky boy Amtrac can’t be stopped… 2 weeks ago he lit up NIGHT BASS in downtown Los Angeles, has been direct support this fall on the sold-out KYGO North American and European tours – and still has found time to release an original collab w/ Kaskade, a FREE new remix and mix for Diplo & Friends that is too good to be true. Let your ears catch up below:
Amtrac’s newest remix for Shakka’s “When Will I See You Again” delivers all the feels, keeping a deep but soulful bassline below the haunting vocals and melodic house chords. Best part – its all yours for FREE download:
On top of that, the boy just dropped a huge guest mix for Diplo & Friends on BBC 1XTRA , stacked with new originals, unreleased gold, and some of the best house music across the board. Grab that + track listing below!
Sharam Jey, Night Talk – The Future
Amtrac – Those Days (VIP Mix)
Cevin Fisher – The Freaks Come Out (Idiotproof Remix – Jesse Rose Edit)
Andre Crom, Martin Dawson – Ballistics
Endor – Hallelujah Anyway
ZDS – Dirtbag
Harry Romero, Doorly – The Truth
St. Lucia – Elevate (Kreap’s Throwback Vocal Mix)
Chambray – Parklife
Treasure Fingers – Honey Dip (SLUGGERS Remix)
Sammy Bananas – Money Time (feat. Antony & Cleopatra) [NY Strip's Piano Mix]
Herve Feat. Zebra Katz – Tear The House Up (Monsieur Monsieur Remix)
Nail – Optimus
Kiwi – The Mara (Duke Dumont Remix)
Elliphant feat. MØ – One More (Amtrac Remix)
Joey Negro Pres. Z Factor – Sounds In The Air (Soul Purpose Mix)
Amtrac – ?????
Halloween came early for you kids, the yung dirty bird Justin Jay has gotta treat for you!
“Dirtybird’s 10 year anniversary is creepin up which is crazy. Can’t believe the label’s been doing its thing for 10-years. I wish I’d been in on it since I was 11, but I was getting down to jamz like this at the time so I can’t really complain. With Halloween coming up, this just had to happen….” – Justin Jay
Coming off a entirely sold out tour w/ KYGO, the aussie Tropical-house lord Thomas Jack just can’t be stopped. Tom seems to have it down to a science – giving away tracks, racking in millions of plays, and spreading the vibes far and wide. His newest remix for friends MYNGA showcase his signature Sax section atop a rolling bassline, with the melodic vocals of Cosmo Klein carrying you all the way through. Grab it below, and watch out for him coming back to play HARD Day of The Dead!