Snakehips have been a hot topic of conversation online for some time now. For two London producers who choose to keep their formal identities anonymous, they certainly have a funkified, in your face style. Unless you’ve been wearing earmuffs for the past two years, you’ve probably heard their original track “On & On” or it’s reworking by Kaytranada. In addition, their remixes for The Weeknd and Banks are both dancing around the 5 million stream mark on Soundcloud. Needless to say, their style is completely their own, incorporating elements of hip-hop, soul, and R&B with a new-aged dance twist.
Their latest releases, remixes of Raury, Lion Babe, and a monstrous original “Days With You,” have further cemented their reputation as some of the top purveyors of this soul-centric vibe. You’re not going to want to miss their set at SNOWGLOBE, as it’s sure to incite dance riots hot enough to melt the Tahoe snowfall.
Snakehips Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter
SNOWGLOBE Site | Facebook | Twitter | Single Day Tickets
Since his recent emergence, the rising tropical house specialist, Bearson, has been racking up SoundCloud plays, reaching over 2 million on his assortment of chilled-out remixes. Clearly, this 19-year-old is carving out his own place on an international stage as he follows in the footsteps of his fellow Norwegian, Kygo. After dropping his remix of The Lighthouse and the Whaler’s “Venice” last week, Bearson is quick to the draw, delivering a refreshing guest mix of sun-kissed house that’ll keep the Fall season at bay, as long as you’re listening.
Around this time last year, we premiered the first mix from the Belgium-based house music duo known as Arches. Since then, we’ve continued our support while they’ve released top-quality music like their new There’s A Place EP on Columbia Records, and their fresh remix of Keisza’s “Giant In My Heart.” We though it was about time for an Arches guest mix feature, so they’ve delivered a stand out mix featuring the latest and greatest house music of their own, as well as tunes from Duke Dumont, Redlight, Just Kiddin, Friend Within, Moon Boots, and more.
• Porter Robinson‘s Worlds to be released on August 11
• Dusky Announce Nine Date June North American Tour
• Download a 19-track folder from Kaytranada
• Daniel Avery announces new single, “Knowing We’ll Be Here”
The Dirt #154, brought to you by Troy Kurtz + aRod, is stacked from top to bottom with diverse sounds and alluring tracks, all for your listening pleasure. Find 10 ready to download songs that range from a grip of unreleased demos to tasty bootlegs that breathe new life into familiar tunes. Come in and catch a vibe.
TK .ZIP [5 Tracks, 42 MB]
aRod .ZIP [5 Tracks, 58MB]
The Dirt #154: Troy Kurtz + aRod
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• Download Kaytranada‘s Bandcamp catalog before he takes it down
• Listen to Lockah‘s ‘Yahoo or the Highway’ LP for Donky Pitch
• Motions debuts on Body High
We’ve got all things Miami on our mind with WMC only a few short weeks away. Lock yourself into 10 downloadable tracks selected by Troy Kurtz and Toks.
• TK’s Zip (5 tracks, 59 MB)
• Toks’ Zip (5 tracks, 67 MB)
• Moogfest 2014 Lineup: Kraftwerk, Chic, Giorgio Moroder, Darkstar, and More
• The BPM Festival Announces Phase 3 Artists & Day And Night Schedule
• Kaytranada shares “Instrumental Hip-Hop Is Dead” mix
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.
Kaytranada’s remix of “Waiting Game” by BANKS is the type of track that could serve as the soundtrack to all your romantic interludes. The song is mysterious & seductive. Between BANKS’ sultry sound & Kaytranada’s smooth, experimental R&B , this song feels like two beautiful strangers exchanging glances & having a moment.
And if feeling sexy weren’t incentive enough to by this song, this release is also part of a very good cause:
Waiting Game (Kaytranada Edition) will be available on the DANCE (RED) compilation.
Pre-order the DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES 2 album: itunes.com/dancered. ALL proceeds go to help fight AIDS in Africa.
Every generation is known for something. Let’s be the one that delivers an AIDS FREE GENERATION. Today and every day 700 babies are born with HIV. We can get that number close to zero. It’s not a question of can we, but will we? That’s why we have come together with (RED)to DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES.
Join us on World AIDS Day and go to dancered.com to see all the ways you can get involved.