Perfectly fitting for this Halloween season, the aussie duo known as Go Freek have just released the devilishly funky Bump In The Night EP on Sweat It Out! records. The production on this 4-track bundle portrays blog house nostalgia, with the slimey basslines and creepy synths getting an Australian techno overhaul. The title track is a staple in my sets right now, alongside support from the likes of Claude Von Stroke, Botnek, Tommie SunshineJustin and Christian Martin. Listen and below and grab these for your October festivities…
Got a good one for you this afternoon– The Knocks have gotten us this exclusive mix for USC Derby Days 2013, where they’ll be playing LIVE this Saturday at the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. If you’re yet to see The Knocks live, we’ve been fans of their completely live performance and work for a bit now on our end, as this mix is just a sample of what you can expect. Catch them, along with Christian Karlsson of Miike Snow and Dr. Fresch, for the fantastic charitable cause of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, by purchasing your tickets here:
The newest release from the Main Course camp comes from Washington, D.C. based producer Nacey on this bouncy, two-side EP. Uptown Skank is a driving dance track punctuated by piercing stabs and hypnotic synths before finally giving way to a demonic bassline. Dirty Sweet is the flipside of the release, and maintains a smoky, backroom vibe as it chugs along before letting a funky sax riff take over. Like all Main Course releases, the music is free to download, but if you’re so inclined, you can support the artists by picking up the release on either Beatport or iTunes.
2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of Toolroom Records — the UK-based imprint founded by the legendary Mark Knight. To celebrate the seminal benchmark in the label’s history, Toolroom has gone back through the years and handpicked 100 tracks from the back catalogue for a historical compilation of massive proportions.
Additionally, Toolroom has selected a number of all-star singles to re-release along with remixes, including this 2006 smash from Dave Spoon titled “At Night.” Spoon, now known to most “new” dance fans as Shadow Child, has called upon fellow Brit T.Williams to help him remix the Electro/House/Tech crossover hit, adding in a fresh bassline and some Garage percussion.
Find a ton of great content on Toolroom Ten here, and have a listen to the new remix below.
After blasting off last week with his new single, “J.A.W.S.”, co-produced by fellow Brits, Disclosure, youngster Luxury has announced a remix for London’s Only Real due out on Luv Luv Luv on October 7th. Luxury’s new take on “Get It On” is a beautiful House tune with bubbling synths and floating vocals laid atop a consistent bass kick. Definitely excited to hear more from this guy. √+
As the first introduction to UK based Luxury‘s SoundCloud career, a curious record by the title of “J.A.W.S” has surfaced with the caption, “Out soon on Method Records. Produced with Disclosure.” Letting the music speak for itself, a bright synth driven record grounds the piece as the syncopated percussion adds a heavy splash of dance to the track. You hear Disclosure in the drums and Luxury certainly makes his presence known with the synth line but it will be interesting to see what the young producer can accomplish on his own.
Really loving what Cardiff duo Bodhi is up to as of late. After initially catching on to them a few weeks back for their extremely pleasant remix of Charles Murdoch, I’ve been keeping them on the radar and today they’ve given XLR8R a free download of a remix they’ve put together for SBTRKT collaborator, Sampha. It’s another wonderful House tune from the gents, adding in their lightweight synth work with Sampha’s beautiful-as-always vocals laid atop. Stream below and grab the mp3 over on XLR8R. √+
In a year that’s seen the fusion of genres like garage and house reach a fever-pitch, UK bass producer Hostage has been at the forefront of the sound. He’s giving away a pumping, low-end monster in the form of Nowhere to Hide. With a thick, bubbling bass and jacking drums, this tune could fit nicely in many an arsenal.
Main Course maestro, Astronomar, just sent over the latest offering from his newly launched label last night — a 2-track EP from Italian producer His Majesty Andre who is showcasing a new style and sound via this release. The A-side “Sunshine” features the beautiful vocals of GDD™ favorite Anna Lunoe, and don’t be confused by the song title as HMA and Anna have brought “Sunshine” into a dark place with deep bass and filters ready for the club. “Moonlight” serves as the flip side of the release, and once again His Majesty Andre goes with a deep, jacking bassline that rolls it’s way through the track. Main Course has said that this is their best release so far, and I wouldn’t disagree with that claim whatsoever. Pick it up on Beatport.
This mix is fly. Fans of Disclosure, Breach, and all things that pop to bassy, sexy house music should dig this mix by the duo consisting of Foamo and RackNRuin. Right after you catch our very own BONES on the HARD Stage, stay put and see Gorgon City perform on the same stage right after at HARD Summer 2013 on Sunday, August 4.