New York’s burgeoning producer/DJ duo, Solidisco, brings a modern edge to the classic house sound, riding on the fringes of Studio 54 sensibilities. They consistently bring the funk and keep it groovy – as proven by their latest jam, “Top of the World” featuring Skyy. For this week’s GDD™ Guest Mix, Solidisco offers up a tasteful concoction of only their own originals, bootlegs, remixes, and unreleased tracks. Download/listen below and mark your calendars for Solidisco‘s remix of Mystery Skulls’ “Ghost,” featured alongside Fred Falke, Claude VonStroke, and Viceroy for a massive remix package out on February 18th.
Hot off the Beatport chart success of “Paradise,” his collab with Chicago house and techno legend Green Velvet, Los Angeles-based Aussie Craig Williams has been creating quite the buzz for himself as of late with his eclectic releases that span the genres of techno, electro, and ghetto tech. Craig recently reached the 10k Likes milestone on Facebook (and is actually now above 12k!) and also has a birthday coming up, so he decided to celebrate and give back something special to thank all of his old and new fans alike to thank them for their support.
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Jacuzzi, a new 18-year-old producer out of Honolulu, Hawaii, has come through with a huge remix of Santigold’s “Disparate Youth.” As a classically trained pianist, he has been honing in his production skills over the past seven years with intricate compositions in mind. Even with his brief career thus far, it’s clear that he has garnered the attention of top players in the industry as he has been consistently called in for listening sessions at Kanye West’s Yeezus studio in Hawaii – Avex Studios – for rappers like Pusha T. In his “Disparate Youth” remix, Jacuzzi manifests his inventive hip-hop sound while drawing from his classical influences for fresh style. Check out the remix as well as his collaboration with Mr. Carmack, “Trigger,” after the jump.
As we say goodbye to Summer and roll right into Fall, our very own BONES and TOKS present to you the 131st edition of The Dirt, equipped with (10) heaters to warm up the weekend. BONES offers up some new versions of popular tracks while TOKS gives up some fall-fitting vibes. Don’t miss out on these puppies, they might just be exactly what you need to kickstart into the brisk nights to come…
BONES’ .zip (5 tracks)
Toks’ .zip (5 tracks, 52 MB)
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Arca is not an easy artist to stomach, but he’s not supposed to be. The young producer, currently based out of NYC, is no stranger to weird, fragmented, and borderline creepy productions, which is likely why the Kanye West recruited him for Yeezus. With production credits on half of the album, Arca makes a prominent appearance on the record, whose caustic and rough sound was either eagerly lapped up or blatantly disliked by Kanye fans.
After a more than nine-month hiatus from releasing content as Arca, he’s dropped a mixtape, 25 minutes of disjointed, awkward, beat-heavy music collectively titled “&&&&&”. Arca’s music is as unpredictable as it is cohesive, one minute hazy and melodic and the next abrasive and chilling. The wonder of Arca’s music is that whether it’s weird or uncomfortable at times, it’s worth it to the point of wanting to listen again and again. Like the aural version of “Enter The Void”, &&&&& explores landscapes and viewpoints with immense imagery and thought, and though not for the faint of heart a worthwhile, imaginative, and exquisite.
You can download the mixtape via his Soundcloud below, and if you care to be extra tripped-out, go ahead and listen to it from his website: arca1000000.com
It’s Monday morning, wait, it’s Monday morning after a long weekend. Right now is supposed to suck. But I find myself bopping around in my office, unfazed by the sheer amount of work ahead of me today and this week…. and for this I owe the entirety of my appreciation to young Brodinski (and coffee… lots of coffee).
After announcing a new mixtape last week along with a giveaway and preview of two of the tracks, Brodinski dropped The Purple Ride for everyone in Europe to lap up on their lunch breaks and all of us in America to wake up to. Hey, nice one dude. The mixtape is everything you want and expect it to be: an effortless blend of apocalyptic techno, “forward-thinking” artists, and off-center rap that Brodinski has been cultivating for quite a while now. I’m just going to go ahead and dub this blend “Purple drank techno” for my own enjoyment.
A really massive shout out to Savoir Faire, Bromance Records, and of course the ever-impressive Brodinski for continually delivering fresh and original content and ideas at what seems to always be near-perfect timing. You can stream the mixtape below and I obviously suggest you download that ish ASAP.
In the brilliant words of Big Sean, “Drop it to the floor, make that ass shake. Whoa, make the ground move, that’s an assquake.” Trap stars, Flosstradamus, enjoyed this verse from Ye’s “Mercy” so much that they used it as a sample in their latest freebie, downloadable now via Soundcloud. Pick it up below.
Welcome back to our infamous weekly round-up aka THE DIRT, bundling a collection of grade-A tunage to get you through the week or kick-off your weekend! I’m happy to present our 90th edition this week, featuring a collaborative curation of our very own BONES with the one and only Viceroy of powerhouse music outlet VACAY VITAMINS. I’ve teamed up with the SF-based boy wonder to bring you a spectrum of genres guaranteed to put the bounce in our booty. Shall we begin?
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Happy Friday! Today’s stories include Deadmau5’s new album, Z-Trip on DJs taking risks, and Skrillex to feature on Kanye West album. Please read on after the jump.
For you bassheads out there that wanted a bit more bump and grunge to the thumpy new track from Kanye & co., here’s a Dubstep remix of ‘Mercy’ from JAM3S K3NN3DY that will satisfy your needs. James is an up and comer working as a sound engineer for Interscope Records here in Los Angeles, and after opening up for Steve Aoki and Datsik on the Deadmeat Tour this spring as well as for Modestep‘s recent tour of the US, it’s obvious that his DJ skills are being valued as much as his profession in the studio. Check out more of his portfolio on Soundcloud and download this beast below. Continue Reading