• Watch Rusko‘s animated Lift Me Up EP teaser video
• James Murphy Writing Music for Broadway Show Starring Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
• AlunaGeorge to tour North America
• GoldFFinch to Drop New EP via Dirtybird
• LOL Boys offshoot Heartbeat(s) announces debut album, Home Remedies
LOL Boys have recently parted ways, but Jerome has solidified his new musical direction with the creation of Los Angeles imprint, Body High, as well as his project DJ Dodger Stadium with Samo Sound Boy. His solo moniker will be Jerome LOL for now, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome him back to VS this Thursday. We’ll have support from some great local talent including O-BE1, DirtyDuo, Half N Half, and Orion.
Body High is an up and coming imprint located here in Los Angeles run by the boys of DJ Dodger Stadium — better known to most as Sam AKA Samo Sound Boy and Jerome Potter of LOL Boys. The guys have put out 6 releases since the label’s inception in October of 2011, and it seems as if they’re on a roll with A&R as they’ll be putting out an EP from Floyd Campbell next week as well as this new single, ‘Bubble Boy,’ from the young gun out of New Orleans, Jim-E Stack, on July 3rd. Looking forward to it in a big way after hearing this preview…
Coming off another great week with explosive sets from bad boy Cory Enemy and the Miami man Troy Kurtz, VERSUS is ruling the westside of Los Angeles in 2012. This Thursday, we welcome Palms Out Sounds and Discobelle favorites the LOL BOYS. Supporting will be the moombah duo gLAdiator, along with Paul Loeb and an opening set by Check&Mate.
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
Besides being the most stylistically forward cat in the game right now, Theophilus London is quickly staking his name among the world’s top young rappers. I’ve got two great remixes to kick-start your weekend. The first one is a freshly released remix of ‘Why Even Try‘ by Remix Artist Collective (RAC). This lighthearted remix makes you want to want to skip across street corners and stroke your lover’s cheek while whispering sweet nothings. Boston’s Soul Clap speeds up and trips out ‘Flying Overseas‘, muffling Theo’s voice to have it gently ride along some eerily warm pads and always necessary 808s.
This week we bring you another special edition of our weekly piece, “The Dirt” by the up and coming Canadian production duo, Botnek. You may remember them from a post GDD™ resident ///Bones put up a few weeks ago featuring their tracks “Dozer” and “Pop Music.” We are not the only ones to recently take notice of this fast-rising DJ duo, as their unreleased track “Owls” was featured by famed Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac on her mix show this past week, and Radio 1 DJ Kissy Sellout has championed their sound so much that he asked them to do an official remix of his newest track “Homesick.” If you like what you hear and want even more Botnek, make sure to pick up their first EP “Plonk” which was officially released just TODAY over on Beatport.
You can check out all their newest tracks + exclusive Debut/Download of a killer new track of theirs after the jump! Enjoy!