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By now, you’re all too familiar with the French Express Drill: Grab the FE free download.  Press ► play a million times.  Enjoy amazing house music.  It never gets old.

Handclaps.  Moody synths.  Deep, pulsating bassline.  Soulful vocal.  It’s all there.  It’s just Jonas Rathsman & French Express doing what they do best.  It’s FE#32, “Bringing You Down”.  As always, enjoy…

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All representatives of the French Express imprint had an amazing year in 2012 — constantly producing jam after groovy jam as well as hitting the road across the globe. This month, 2 of the label’s stalwart producers, Perseus and Jonas Rathsman, were called upon by BBC’s Pete Tong for their hand at an Essential Mix, and the pair took the opportunity full on and curated a tracklist of pure gold. Tons of goodies from French Express, Future Classic, HyperColour, Futureboogie, and a healthy amount from their secret CDR stash. Download below. √+

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In coming weeks, GDD™ will be joining forces with our friends around the world for collaborative editions of The Dirt. So far, we’ve teamed up with Discobelle and Stoney Roads, and this week we’ve put together a comprehensive 10-pack of tracks with our buddy Brandon over at Elektro Magazine. All 10 are available for download, so head on after the jump to see what we have in store for you this week!

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Our favorite coconut water, Vitacoco, and Sultan of Summertime, Viceroy, have teamed up to bring you the Vita Tapes. A special mixtape series to keep you dancing all year long with a tropo state of mind while you stay fully hydrated!

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Another tropical heater given away by one of our favorite labels, French Express, and by none other than Jonas Rathsman. This guy has been churning out awesome deep tropical tracks that are very infectious and layered.  This was the last “mystery” track in Tropicool’s Solé fixtape, and the generous Mr. Rathsman is giving it away for free; and i quote, “The price is one teardrop of happiness.”  This is not only a great example of what a great song should sound like, but its a great example of how an artist and label should behave as well.  Hats off.


Fixtapes are Mixtapes geared specifically for your ride. This tape is about constant motion and positive vibes to keep your legs cranking while your heart is pumping. It’s a new series by the Sole Bicycle guys which will feature a new artist every month resulting in quite an awesome compilation. I, Tropicool, was lucky enough to kick things off with Volume One. Enjoi!

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Earlier today, the label that is doing massive things in the deep disco realm, French Express, gave us a treat with previews of upcoming releases from Jonas Rathsman and Chris Malinchak. It seems that Jonas created his track with a sort of peak-time consciousness, while Chris took on a mellower mood with a UK garage type sound. July is definitely going to be heating up with the release of these awesome tracks, but until then, make use of the streams after the jump.

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The crusader of cool, Mr. Chris Malinchak just polished off the finishing touches on his 3rd studio EP from the awesome French label, French Express. The label happens to be home to feel-good kings and GDD™ favorites: Jonas Rathsman, Perseus, & Moonboots to name a few.  Chris’ new album features 5 tracks bringing back the funk while offering just the right amount of diversity. The title track “There I Was (Again)” is absolutely amazing, but I have to say my loyalty lies with “Fuego”, the track that was featured on The Magician‘s previous Magic Tape. Check out streaming of the entire EP after the jump!

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If Jonas Rathsman were slightly more consistent with his output of “monthly” mixtapes, his name would be right up there along side The Magician, Aeroplane + Edwin Van Cleef as the most hotly anticipated mixtapes each month.  But since October, he’s done an October, January, Spring and now April mix.  All fantastic but a little scattered with the consistency.  But who gives a damn, right?  Bottom line: Jonas Rathsman’s mixtapes are fucking brilliant.  His brand of deep, noirish disco + pulsating deep house give his mixes a darker + edgier sound that puts him a notch ahead of his peers on the coolness scale.  His April Mix is no exception…check out the coolness below.

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Jonas Rathsman’s new Spring Mix 2012 epitomizes all that is fresh + invigorating with electronic music today.  The mix is chock full of deep, sexy + soulful goodness with tracks by Mr. Rathsman’s FRΞNCH ΞXPRΞSS labelmate Chris Malinchak, Luv Shack Records’ (my new favorite label) Lee Stevens and a freshly brewed Tagteam Terror remix of the universally loved “Tobago” (just to name a few).

Springtime love starts NOW…

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