This week the second massive dance compilation from Global AIDS Fund organization (RED) was released, with many of dance music’s biggest names coming together to add their tracks and remixes to an album whose profits go towards helping end the AIDS epidemic around the world.
Dance (RED): Save Lives 2 sees the likes of big-league names like Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, R3hab, Tommy Trash, Benny Benassi, Tiesto and Deadmau5, along with a fine selection of trendsetters like Jesse Rose, Kaytranada, Gorgon City, Baauer and RL Grime.
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You can stream more of the tracks + check the full tracklist after the jump.
It takes a special kind of person to pull a feat like releasing music every 12th of the month on the dot for a whole year, and house producer and champion Jesse Rose is just that kind of special person. November means the second to last in his 12×12 series, this time seeing him parter with Australian-based Playmode and Cool Kids’ cool kid Chuck Inglish on vocals. It’s ‘g-house’ without any of the overdone ‘g-house’ formulas.
Jesse’s new 12×12 is out exclusively on Beatport now, but you can stream it below, and hop over to his Soundcloud page to check out the rest of the 12×12 series.
Next up from Jesse Rose‘s busiest imprint of 2013, Play It Down, is a two-track EP from a brand new name to the label: Christian Nielsen. Over the years Jesse Rose has not only had many secret or not-so-secret monikers of his own, from Alias Jonez to Black Rose (with the legend Henrik Schwarz), but also has released music from many friends and peers under different names.
Christian Nielsen is the latest name to add to this tradition, and with a little research I’m sure any fan could figure it out. But for now, we are left with the Shades EP, which contains two house-y tech-y club jams that with simple progressions are able to do some heavy-lifting in keeping the floor moving and the people dancing. ‘Push’ is the house-ier and stronger of the two tracks, and subtle layers and changes in the track make this a real ‘push’-er in a DJ set. ‘Slick’ is a little more uptempo, a little more techy, and after the 4:06 mark I’ll be damned if you don’t do the obligatory “WOOOOOO!!!!!” that happens when you’re witnessing the peak mark of a classic house/techno track.
Shades EP is out next week on Play It Down, but you can stream both tracks via their Soundcloud below.
I don’t think it’s very often that someone gets one of their tunes released while sitting in jail, let alone a jail in the depths of Mexico. But that’s exactly what happened with Victor Marsó, apparently. A new name to the Play It Down roster, Victor Marsó lent his remix capabilities to the latest in the 12×12 series from Jesse Rose, “Time Is But A Moment” in two versions: his initial remix, out now with the release, and his ‘Free Victor’ remix, which just dropped today on Play It Down’s Soundcloud. You can stream the new remix below and download it for free off of Play It Down’s Facebook.
Jesse Rose is keeping himself very busy. In between constant touring, curating his Made For The Night parties, remixing a boatload of different artists from Banks to Calvin Harris to Rüfüs and more, he’s also promised to deliver a single or EP on the 12th of every month of 2013 as part of his “12×12″ series.
July’s 12×12 comes in what is undeniably his strongest vocal 12×12 of the year: ‘Time Is But A Moment’. Featuring vocals from NYC’s Arama, it’s a catchy little number that’s an ode to New York’s house heritage. I’m almost certain you’ll be hearing this from all your favorite house DJs playing wherever you are in the world… the 12x12s were created by Jesse who’s spent years mastering the art of how to keep people dancing… ‘Time Is But A Moment’ is proof that the effort continues to pay off.
You can stream the track below and purchase the release (which will include two remixes) this Friday, July 12.
Hot on the heels of one of the hottest dance tracks of the moment, “Desert Night”, RÜFÜS unleashes a heavy cargo of remixes featuring a who’s who of proper House producers. With five sure fire remixes by Jesse Rose, Motez, Victor Lassance, James Curd & Avon Stringer, you’ll have no problem shifting the mood to whatever is feelin’ right. The “Desert Night” remixes have got you covered.
“Desert Night” is available on iTunes June 21st (Pre order HERE). “Desert Night” is the 2nd single from ATLAS, the debut album from RÜFÜS. Available in Australia August 9th on Sweat it Out.
The haunting hood anthem “Swimming Pools” by Kendrick Lamar spread across airwaves faster than you could rephrase.. drank.. the chorus… drank. BUT – our GDD friend and familiar Jesse Rose made a DJ-friendly edit for all you uptempo mp3 selectors out there, beefing up a fat kick behind the vocals that rolls along with KL’s groove. So listen below and download it for FREE from the link to his page. Drank.
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This Thursday (2/28) marks the start of our new GDD monthly happening in San Francisco called Barbary Coast. After a succesfully preview party last fall, we kick into 2013 with UK house mogul Jesse Rose, bringing his internationally seasoned craft of club music to the intimate space of Harlot nightclub.
Barbary Coast @ Harlot SF (2/28) ft. Jesse Rose, Ardalan, Bones & Troy Kurtz
To get ready for this week’s show, we sat down for a quick interview with the man himself, catching up on his DJ travels, music production, being a label boss, and what we can expect @ the show…
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It’s been a journey. Since its inception in the summer of 2010, our longest lasting weekly feature, The Dirt, has brought a staggering amount of free music to the masses, and we’re proud to still be here 100 editions and 100 Dirt Babes in the books. It’s a tough feat to get these tracks together each week (probably why we have some gaps in the mix here and there, apologies), but it’s been an amazing experience sharing music with all of you, which, of course, is the main reason why we’re here.
We wanted to put together something special for the centennial episode, so 11 of our writers have included 2 songs each — one from one of the 99 past Dirts that we’ve posted and any other song that we felt was exceptional enough to make the cut of such an outstanding post. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed putting them together. Here’s to another 100. Continue Reading
Photo cred: Greg Jeske
Ninety-nine. We’re one Dirt away from that magical century mark. But before we get there, The Dirt #99 is what’s happening NOW. It’s the latest killer tracks all in one place: a Jesse Rose remix of Duke Dumont’s “The Giver” (with female vocals!), The Chromatics covering New Order, a MASSIVE Italo/French House remix of Estelle’s classic “American Boy”, a new GLOVES remix, a new Monarchy track, that Disclosure remix of Artful Dodger (the exclamation point on a stellar year for the Disclosure boys) and more. Peep the tunes below + grab that hot (FREE) ten pack of tracks! And don’t forget your 99 Red Balloons on the way out…
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