• One Tribe Announces Lineup for Inaugural September 25-26 Festival at Lake Perris State Recreation Area
• Listen to Nicolas Jaar‘s New 12″, Nymphs II
• Groove Armada next up on Little Black Book series
• Nils Frahm scores German film, Victoria
• Franskild Release New Track, “Keep On Going”
UK mystery duo letthemusicplay commenced a new mixtape series in September; keeping with their approach to let the music do the talking rather than their personal statures and previous laurels. Since September, ltmp have made their live debut at SW4 and released their latest single, “& I Love You ft. L-W,” on Hed Kandi, and they’ve made serious headway with the mixtape project, already putting out 4 installments in 2 months. Today, we get to premiere Volume 5 — a short and sweet 30 minute mix featuring golden tracks from the likes of Hot Natured, Disclosure, Groove Armada, and more. Listen below and keep an eye on the ltmp Soundcloud for future additions to the mixtape series.
What’s good dirty dancers? It’s Friday, and there are few better ways to soundtrack your weekend than with this latest helping of The Dirt! Troy Kurtz & Sweet FA have been hard at work, handpicking a few of their favorite tunes of the moment, so without further ado, we’re happy to present The Dirt #48…
•Mercury – Sweetness (Original Mix)√+ Giving the nod to old school house with their combination of electronic piano and soulful vocal stabs, Mercury‘s new Sweetness release is an absolute gem. Can highly recommend the full EP, which also features a stellar remix from Catz N’ Dogz.
The new M83 album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming was officially released earlier this week, and it sits comfortably atop the contenders for album of the year. This track is from one of Anthony Gonzalez’s earlier albums, and might be one of my favorite songs of all time.
• ASAP Rocky – Wassup
NY drug dealer turned man rapper ASAP Rocky is the truth. He’s got a promethazine infused swagger, and it slow-grinds all over this Clams Casino beat (same guy who produced the mesmerizing I’m God.)
If you haven’t heard, the consummate businessman that is one Sean Combs AKA genius has teamed up with Guy Gerber to form the 11:11 project. Even though it sounds a bit kooky, the likes of Jamie Jones, Soul Clap, and Renaissance Man have already been on the remix cartel.
I’ll leave you with some witch†haus to get you in the mood for Halloween. And a birdy told me there is a /// Halloween mix dropping sooner than you can say, “OMG LOOK AT WHAT THAT GIRL IS WEARING I CAN SEE HER EVERYTHING!”
What’s good Dirty Dancers? With the summer just around the corner, we’ve taken the liberty to put together a guide amassing Europe’s best EDM festivals, for your perusal. The guide will be easily accessible and on the right hand side of the blog all summer. We’ll be keeping it updated as fresh names are added to each bill.
So without further ado, European festival season kicks off after the jump…
Lately, Martin Doorly‘s production has made the transition from dubstep to UK Funky, which is wicked in my view. Those unfamiliar with UK funky house, it’s a new genre that’s been kicking up a lot of heat over the past six months, forged out of UK garage, electro-house, breaks & afrobeat – check it, it’s good stuff. Back to Doorly though, the Wax:On resident has just dropped his latest remix of Welsh indie act Marina and The Diamonds, a chill track with a funky bassline guaranteed to stave off those post-Coachella blues. ‘I Am Not A Robot’ is no newbie to attention, clocking recent remixes from Passion Pit, Penguin Prison and LA-based Fool’s Gold, but in my opinion it’s Doorly’s that takes the cake. See for yourself:
Released and posted by our buddies over at KidCityBlog a while back, Doorly’s remix of G. A. is what we in the UK refer to as a tune. LA get psyched for Electric Daisy Carnival in June, Groove Armada are playing the Saturday, which is guaranteed to be massive. Stay tuned for the full EDC lineup which is rumored to drop sometime this week.