My personal one to watch for this year is on a warpath of production and his newest creation doesn’t stray from that truth. The mysterious Parisian known as Tchami has spread his viral sound this year into some huge originals and remixes for the likes of Mercer, AlunaGeorge, Oliver and more. Today he dropped a preview to his forthcoming original “Untrue” and it is on another level of feels. I’ll just stop talking and you can just listen below…
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The Canadian power-duo Prince Club are back with an incredibly strong release in the form of This Kinda Love, which dropped today on the legendary Toolroom Records label. While tipping their hat to the classic house sounds of the 90s with organ riffs and an infectious vocal hook, they stamp their mark with a bellowing bassline that’ll be sure to rattle the walls of some dances across the globe. With releases on imprints such as Defected, Nurvous, and Amadeus, look for the Prince Club boys to ruffle some feathers in the house scene in 2014.
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In celebration of announcing our upcoming WMC showcase w/ Sweat It Out! Records, we bring you the exclusive premiere of their own Indian Summer‘s new single “Aged Care” featuring Benjamin Joseph. This bouncy tune is carried by Joseph’s soulful vocals before winding into a jackin bassline and house groove that wont quit. Get in the Miami spirit with us, and check this one below!
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It was a pretty easy decision when we collectively agreed to add our LA buds Bixel Boys to the roster of talent on our illustrious Ones to Watch in 2014 list, and they’re certainly making us look good. Coming out of the gates red hot, the B-boys flip UK darling Eliza Doolittle‘s vocals into a pumping club track without sacrificing their unique big-room meets underground sound. Never shy to skate the fine line between cheese and class, they’ve kept their ears to the rising talents across the pond while still managing to appeal to your girlfriend and all of her friends as Eliza’s vocals coast over piano stabs before giving way to an unsuspecting drop that’ll have even the snarkiest of punters catching a vibe. Grab the free download and hail the #freelife.
Miami’s newcomer, Jordan Postrel, kicks off the GDD™ Guest Mix series in 2014 with an ace offering. Citing influences like Richie Hawtin, KiNK, Hot Since 82, and Claude VonStroke, he emerges out of underground territory that has helped shape his productions into tracks like his remix of The East Flatbush Project’s “Tried By 12,” among others. Postrel now flexes his DJ talent for an engaging 1-hour mix of house and tech-house that serves as an impressive addition to any mix archive.
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.
Seems Bristol may not be the only bass-built UK City to spawn true dirtybird talent. Midway up the little island the city of Birmingham is boiling its bins and splitting its subs with the sounds of Hannah Wants and Chris Lorenzo. Hannah & Chris kicked off their year with the mighty ‘Dappy‘, a crew favorite from Food recordings. Hannah has been red hot on tour throughout the UK and Chris is finally stepping out of the shadows of being a ghost writer for over 6 years, now working on several projects including Cause & Effect, collabs with Pete Graham and countless other productions. “Kneadin” has provoked more reaction than almost any other track in the sets of dirtybird this summer hitting a pinnacle at Hideout festival in Croatia when it was played 5 times in one day (over two events) by Justin Martin, VonStroke & Eats Everything! Listen below and grab it today on Beatport.
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Twin Turbo, the baby brother to Tiga’s legendary Turbo imprint, readies their next release with Phil Kieran. Kieran oozes class on this EP with carefully pitched sonic noises and the kind of tight percussion that’s fit for a dark warehouse. This package sees the re-release of Saturdays, a track that made its rounds on the festival circuit this summer after it saw a release on the Turbo Miami Lifestyle compilation in March. The standout track for me on the release comes from the Polish duo Catz ‘N Dogz, whose take on Saturdays is a chunky, behemoth of a track that left me with sweaty palms and a mildly uncomfortable feeling of nausea and slight euphoria, which is exactly what you want in a techno track. Pick up the full EP when it drops on November 18th.
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of traveling south to Mexico for a few shows where I linked up with Bufi, one of the country’s brightest artists. Not only did he guide me to the best taco joints around Mexico City, he’s also cultivated quite a rad scene in one of the most populated places in the world. This week, his latest solo EP dropped on Mexican imprint Eleqtrique Music. Rooted in disco and tinged with elements of synth-pop and house, the two-track EP is infectiously groovy. You can pick up the release over at Juno.
After a huge response from the premiere of their single “Cold Nights” earlier this year, the Brooklyn-based duo Chordashian have been hard at work with forthcoming productions set to release from now into the new year. We have for you today their follow-up original entitled “Skyscraper Souls”, which takes the beautifully melodic vocals of Marie Seyrat from Freedom Fry and carries them along playfully deeper house chords all the way through. Fans of Tensnake and the French Express crew will be all over this one, so listen below and grab it for FREE!