Winter is a strangely curious season. The sun retreats to the southern hemisphere more frequently, the darkness consumes you much earlier than you are prepared to accept, and the emotionally numbing temperatures lead you on a search for things that make you feel something more. Someone to share these dark times with, something potent to spark up, or sounds that reach out to your inner being in ways that vivacious summer anthems can not. Tropicool has come to be known for his sensational summer motif but instead steps into his winter onesie to bring you a compilation mix of sounds that are meant to be shared, be it with good company or something rolled up, to help guide you through the winter season. The warm crackle of a fire, a stiff glass of whiskey, the stench of fresh pine, your favorite pair of wool socks, and Long Drags & Winter Shags Vol. 2.
For those looking to reminisce, Volume 1 is also available to stream.
An early Tuesday morning treat courtesy of the fine people at Thump, “Soul Satisfaction,” the first track on a new EP being released by Brooklyn producer, Bit Funk, is being given away as a free download. Instruments galore as the chorus gallops to groovy piano chords and a punchy jazz drum kit. The funk is made real through the evocation of soulful vocals backed by a healthy dance tempo. This is a superbly stellar production from the artist whose original works catalogue is rapidly expanding, it should be interesting to see what the rest of this project adds to his repertoire.
After recently landing the #9 spot on Billboard’s Next Big Sound, Prep School Recordings chief Dr. Fresch has just released his self-titled EP today for FREE! The 4-track EP features blends of deep disco, garage, funky and infectious basslines with 100% vibes all the way through. Our favorite track on the release “Float” is a stand-out single for sure, with hard hitting bass and dark deep tones that make this a favorite to the likes of Justin Jay, Azari & III, Tensnake, and Hot Natured.
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As the holiday season continues to sneak up on us with colder temperatures and earlier sunsets, we’ve got a grip free downloads to keep your spirits up. In this 137th installment of The Dirt, we have an exquisite new edit from Maceo Plex, a 2013 touch up of TLC courtesy of Bixel Boys, a sexy new take on Marvin Gaye from Kygo, electro meets rock courtesy of Coyote Kisses and the very first Golden Pony original.
It’s friday and we’re getting the weekend on the up turn. Our Miami familiar Damaged Goods has created a monster of an original alongside friends Ruen & Cosmo. The title “Turn’t Up Apocalypse” really rings true to what this production encompasses – taking you on a big room ride of anthemic builds, thunderous drums and menacing drops all the way through. Fans of GTA, Deorro and Laidback Luke will be all over this one, grab it below!
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Our SLO-based friends TastyTreat have been chopping out productions left and right and are offering up their latest original “You Got Me” for FREE! The track showcases their dynamic production styles with blends of Jersey Club, melodic piano chords and a trap-driven backbone. Grab this one below, and look out for their forthcoming release “Diamonds” next month on JFK of MSTRKRFT’s Teenage Riot Records!
In anticipation for their EP release next Tuesday, October 8th – Prep School Recordings artist The Supertraxxe offer up “Revival pt. 2″ to the blogosphere. This one takes you through an experimental trip of funk that takes a turn for even the acid house inspired with its winding synths and rolling bassline. Fans of Ed Banger will understand its groove. Grab it below!
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The Indoesian wonder Angger Dimas just released his debut full-length album Angger Management on Dim Mak Records, crossing the spectrum of electro, hip hop, big room, hardstyle, moombahton and more. To celebrate it’s widespread acclaim and to give back to the fans, Angger is giving away “Jump Floor”, a bonus track off the album (and in my opinion the biggest and most stand out on the entire release). This monster takes an anthemic buildup only to drop into a big surprise – fans of the main stage will be all over this one, grab it below!
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It’s a beautiful Friday no matter where you are today. Why? Because its the weekend, baby. Our good friend and my fellow Dim Mak resident Fashen just released his second installment for his Felicity mix series, an hour long drive into nu disco and indie dance. The tracklisting (below) has an all-star cast of tracks, guaranteed to make this one an essential to get you through the day or start up the night. The weekend is here!
1. Daddy’s Money (Follow Me Remix) – Johnny Stimson
2. Together (Punks Jump Up Remix) – Reflex
3. Midnight (Grum Remix) – Luke Million
4. Hold On, We’re Going Home (TJR Refix) – Drake
5. Mogadisco – JBAG
6. Without You feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Dillon Francis
7. On Holiday – Hey Champ
8. Over Your Shoulder – Chromeo
9. De Ja Vu (Luke Million Remix) – Moullinex
10. Moments (Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver Remix) – The Supermen Lovers
11. Breathe – Anna Lunoe
12. Celebrate – Empire of the Sun
13. Moontan Nocturnal (Grafton Primary Remix) – Crooked Colours
14. Explora – DJ DLG
15. Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix) – Phoenix
16. Melancholia (Kamp! remix) – Rebeka
17. Give You Up feat. KLP (Yuksek Remix) – Le Crayon
18. DNA (Alex Metric Remix) – Empire of the Sun
19. Rollercoaster feat. Sam Frank – Skream
20. See Right Through (Yaaman Remix) – Tensnake Ft. Fiora
21. Romanticise (Gold Fields Remix) – Chela
22. Kaleidoscope (Psychemagik Remix) – Mirror People
23. Git It (Kolombo Remix) – Them Jeans
Prep School Recordings introduces new artist The Supertraxxe with their self-titled EP, coming via digital retailers on Tuesday, October 8th. The Supertraxxe’s funk-infused take on indie dance is fresh and infectious, pairing classic disco elements with modern synth grit. Get into the groove and see for yourself. In celebration for the forthcoming release, we present you the first giveaway track entitled ‘Revival Pt. 1′ – fans of Oliver, Justice and Disclosure will be all over this one!
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