With previous releases on Skrillex’s Nest label, and a stand out remix of Adam F & Cory Enemy’s “When It Comes To You,” Los Angeles’ emerging producer/DJ, Rags, continues to show great promise with his tasteful brand of bass music that was born out of hip-hop, trap, and club influences. Today, he’s coming through with this week’s GDD™ Guest Mix that he’s dubbed, “I’ll Be With You Till The Lights Turn On.” Rags keeps the energy up and the track selection diverse as he takes listeners on a bass-filled ride through custom edits/mashups, and tracks from the likes of Mr. Carmack, Rustie, Club Cheval, Giraffage, Mr. Oizo, and even The Beatles as the mix winds down and the lights turn on. Listen/download below and check the tracklist after the jump.
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Recognized as “the new sound of Miami,” the mysterious SLUGGERS are quickly emerging with their fresh style that has won them releases on OWSLA, Slow Roast Records, and now Fool’s Gold. Today, they’ve released two stand out tracks, “Courtesy” and “HYPR,” that serve as their membership to the Fool’s Gold Clubhouse. In celebration of this latest offering, the SLUGGERS have put together an eclectic, high-energy mix that runs through a spectrum of rhythms with tracks from the likes of Amtrac, Ballast, Worthy, Astronomar, and of course, some of their own original cuts. Enjoy the mix below and find the tracklist, as well as their Fool’s Gold Clubhouse release, after the jump.
New York’s burgeoning producer/DJ duo, Solidisco, brings a modern edge to the classic house sound, riding on the fringes of Studio 54 sensibilities. They consistently bring the funk and keep it groovy – as proven by their latest jam, “Top of the World” featuring Skyy. For this week’s GDD™ Guest Mix, Solidisco offers up a tasteful concoction of only their own originals, bootlegs, remixes, and unreleased tracks. Download/listen below and mark your calendars for Solidisco‘s remix of Mystery Skulls’ “Ghost,” featured alongside Fred Falke, Claude VonStroke, and Viceroy for a massive remix package out on February 18th.
We begin September with a very special edition of our guest mix series featuring the virtuosic producer known as Max Cooper. As one of Resident Advisor’s top live acts of 2012, he is known for his all-original sets that span from sublime melody-driven soundscapes to glitchy techno. His guest mix embodies this diverse, fine-tuned style that is both emotive and ethereal on a fundamental level. Max has included tons of unreleased tracks, so have a listen for an inside look on his future material. (tracklist after the jump)
In addition to the mix, we were able to catch up with him about his experience making music while getting his PhD in genetics, the best advice he has received, what he likes to drink and more. Read his responses and check out his upcoming tour dates after the jump.
Being the newest writer at GDD it is an honor to be able to bring you my top tracks at the moment, as well as pair up with an artist like JeromeLOL for my first ever Dirt segment. I’ve been quite the festival creature lately, and being blasted by so much electro and prog house has my ears exhausted. With that being said, these picks from myself are more or less the tunes I bump on the way there/home in order to create some sense of balance. Big thanks to JeromeLoL for taking the time to collab and be sure to check out his most recent mix, perfect for cruising around in your Subaru.
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On a promising ascent in the underground, the UK duo known as Psychemagik has built a name around sensational disco and psychedelic edits, obscenely vast record collections, beautiful production work and transcendent mixtape journeys. After the release their recent, critically acclaimed, Magik Sunrise compilation in May and a host of remixes for the likes of Haim, Boy George, Bryan Ferry and Mirror People, they are back this Summer with 12 shows and festival dates booked across the USA and Canada. In celebration of their tour, Psychemagik has delivered an astounding GDD™ Guest Mix packed with infectious grooves and peak-time energy that will leave you searching for track IDs as the tracklist has been kept secret. Listen/download the mix below and see if they’re playing in a city near you after the jump.
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After a long hiatus, Phonat returned with the release of his excellent, forward-thinking Identity Theft EP on OWSLA just last week. The genre-defying producer/DJ now takes things one step further with his GDD™ Guest Mix that is nothing short of phenomenal. Phonat brings you through everything from vibey mid-tempo grooves to disco, and even some UK-tinged deep cuts. This generous offering is simply a must-have for any dance music fan. Listen/download the mix below and if you haven’t already, check out his EP after the jump.
This week’s edition of the GDD™ guest mix series comes from the budding UK producer/DJ known as Bobby Tank. The MofoHifi Records signee has built a name around a well-crafted blend of melodic, synth-heavy, and pop-conscious future garage that is both eclectic and refined. Bobby Tank has hand-picked a number of excellent tracks, and mixed them together to form a balanced, vibey offering that features a wide range of styles from downtempo to house. Listen/download the mix below, and find the tracklist, as well as his latest remix, after the jump.