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When this show was first announced I couldn’t believe it. Jamie XX — the musical prodigy illustrious for his percussive talent in UK Platinum band The XX as well as his solo work remixing the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, Florence + The Machine, and Adele — is coming to Hollywood to throw down a DJ set atop the roof of The W Hotel at Drai’s. But wait, it gets better. Joining Jamie in the black Red Bull booth will be another GDD™ long-time favorite, Jacques Greene, the soulful and extremely talented producer out of Montreal. If you trust anything we’ve ever told you here on GDD™, listen to me now. Check out this show and we promise you will not regret it.
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Good morning and happy Friday! Today’s stories include Coachella, Moby, M83, Squarepusher, Electric Zoo, and Jamie xx. Please read on after the jump.
Tre +Korbz put together a playlist to help you in your wars against sobriety and dehydration on this long 4th of July weekend . Tre’s tracks are full of deep, funky, and undeniably groovy vibes that will keep you going late into the night, while Korbz’s tracks are perfect for late mornings, dark sunglasses, and spiked coffee.
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Last night we were tuned in to the Radiohead takeover of Boiler Room at Corsica Studios in London. Fantastic sets all night, but I was most impressed with Dan Snaith aka Caribou, whose track selection throughout his set with Jamie XX was utterly brilliant.
This year, Caribou’s been releasing quite a bit of material under his Daphni alias, the most recent of which came in the form of the Ne Noya EP, which dropped last week on Snaith’s own Jiaolong imprint. The three-track, vinyl only release, features an edit and 2 Daphni originals, and it’s the B-side ‘Yes, I Know’ that really stands out – a ballsy slowburner that combines acid with soul:
Incase you missed it, another vinyl only release: Daphni’s ‘Ye Ye’ dropped earlier in the year via Kieran Hebden/Four Tet‘s Text Records:
Raf Rundell and Joe Goddard AKA The 2 Bears are up there with my top 5 acts of 2011 so far. Their refreshing sound has been evident in all 4 of their EPs since March of 2010, and it seems as if they show no signs of letting up. With elements of Garage, Funk, Tech, and their own brand of Electronica, The 2 Bears consistently outdo themselves with brilliant production. Last month, the duo put out a promo mix for last weekend’s Bestival on the Isle of Wight, and it’s a good one. Complete with plenty of originals off of their newest EP, Bear Hug, as well as a few from the likes of LOL Boys, Toddla T, Jamie XX, and more, this hour+ long mix will definitely get you movin’. Can we please get them out to tour the US as soon as possible? Who’s with me?
Mika Vaino – Ensimmäinen Valo
The 2 Bears – Be Strong (Accapella)
Terrence Parker – Your Love
Menta – Unknown
Hot Chip – One Life Stand (Accapella)
Kink – Dame Mas
Kenlou – Bangin
Grain – Black 2
Joe Goddard – Gabriel
The 2 Bears – Bear Hug
The Kikumoto Project – Bending Time
Joe – Claptrap
Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Jamie XX Mix)
LOL Boys – Aisle Seat
Heartbreak – Blaze Up
Arttu – Rise Up
Toddla T – Take It Back (Dillon Francis Mix)
Toddla T – Take It Back (The 2 Bears Remix)
The 2 Bears – Mercy Time
Cajmere & Gene Farris – Through The Looking Glass
Tripmastaz – Roll Dat
The 2 Bears – In My Brain Is Like A Computer (Telling Me What To Do)
Aril Brikha – Groove La Chord
The 2 Bears – Take A Look Around (Accapella)
Muzique – Jazz 1
Number 1 – Todd Edwards Remix Ft Lauryn Hill
Grain – You Don’t Know It
The 2 Bears – Bear Hug (Accapella)
UR – S.I.D 4
Al Green – Love And Happiness
all photos courtesy of Sonar Press
This weekend we were at the legendary Sonar Festival in one of our favorite European cities, Barcelona. Founded 18 years ago, Sonar was the first ever daytime contemporary music festival in a European city and despite its renowned status, it’s avoided slipping into mainstream territory by continuing to showcase fresh talent.
Taking place across three days and two nights, the first thing that struck us was Sonar’s ability to coordinate such a multitude of electronic acts, hosted at two very different settings without overstepping the vibe at each spot. The 12 til 9 daytime event is a super chilled affair taking place at Barcelona’s beautiful cultural centre, just a stones throw from the Ramblas. By contrast, the 10pm til 7am night event was a rager at Fira Gran Via, a convention centre on the outskirts west of the city. While we’d love to cover every highlight from the weekend, there were just too many great moments, so instead we’ll bring you a varied shortlist of what made us tick: