Over the years, Amsterdam’s Mike Mago has gained both respect and trust from his devoted fan base as he’s stayed consistent with releasing some of the finest house music. Whether its his own productions or music on his tastemaker label, BMKLTSCH RCRDS, he maintains a growing catalog that has carved out his own alcove in the scene, and many people around the world have taken notice.
In celebration of his upcoming North American tour, we’ve locked Mike Mago in for this week’s guest mix. Featuring a grip of originals and remixes of his own, as well as tracks from Shiba San, Full Crate, Louis La Roche, Kill Them With Colour, and more, the mix is groovy ride through house jams that’ll have you wishing it was Friday. Press play and check out Mike Mago‘s tour dates after the jump to see where you can catch him live.
Louis La Roche’s latest + greatest song is a rework of the 1985 classic “Say I’m Your No. 1″ by Princess. LLR takes the RnB jam from yesteryear and flips it into a peak time disco charger. It’s high energy, it’s highly addictive and it’s free!
Louis La Roche is not one to dabble in much popular music, so consider it a blessing he decided to funkify this huge single off Calvin Harris‘ most recent album. This dance floor classic was transformed into this french funk tune that is sure to take over your body. It honestly just sounds like he took the vocals and created his own new world for them. It has some nostalgic sounds intermixed with the future funk he’s putting out there as 80′s synths roll into some new vocoder vocals. You’ll be able to pick out a lot of different instruments strung together to complete this record as the attention to detail is impeccable.
In anticipation for one of my favorite holidays (mostly because it almost always lasts WAY longer than a day, and you definitely can’t say that about 4th of July now can you?) I’ve decided to bring you the unofficial chemical sponsor of this fine day we call Halloween for this edition of Science Sundays: Sucrose.
Sucrose is some pretty basic stuff. Just table sugar. The ultimate “guilty pleasure” and sworn enemy of weight-conscious folks the world over. It’s what makes things we eat sweet! When listening to the tracks below, know that I am erring on the side of an eight-year-old and NOT your dietician and saying you can have all the sugar you want. These songs are, for lack of a better term, pretty freakin’ sweet. Some are just feel good-tracks, a nice little boost of energy like a handful of M&Ms. Some are full on guilty pleasures, like that second brownie you definitely would be embarrassed to be caught eating but loved every delicious morsel. Either way, the moral of the story here is that a little sugar in your day is a good thing. This halloween, grab your ring pop & go dance the night away.
We are more than excited to bring you the first Dirt of 2012. We can safely say that BIG THINGS in dance music are on the horizon for the upcoming year. And Gotta Dance Dirty™ will surely be at the forefront. BE READY. For now, enjoy The Dirt #58 presented to you by aRod + KMOC…
aRod Picks Jedi Step(Tattoine is the new Vegas)
• Star Wars – Binary Suns (Coyote Kisses Remix)
French Bromantic Techno Part I
• Brodinski – Let The Beat Control Your Body (Jumping Jack Flash Remix)
Dirty Diana Dubstep
• The Weeknd – D.D. (Samples Remix)
Funky Clavinet House
• The Penelopes – Now Now Now (The C90s Remix)
Indie Classic Bootleg
• Phoenix – If I Ever Feel Better (RESET! Bootleg Remix)
• Louis La Roche – Footsteps
KMOC Picks Deep Electro At Its Finest
• Style of Eye – We Are Boys (Harvard Bass Remix)
French Bromantic Techno Part II
• Gesaffelstein – Viol (Brodinski Remix)
New Sound From A Familiar Name
• Flosstradamus – Total Recall
Disco House Greatness
• Hemingway – Mellow D
Electro House Meets Moombahton From Las Vegas
• Teen Wolf & Shelco Garcia Feat. Oscar Wylde – Bear Drops
Last month, we were lucky enough to host the groovy Italian duo, Fare Soldi, at our weekly VS. party in Santa Monica. Besides just being a pair of awesome guys, they played a fantastic set, complete with matching golden jackets shimmering on stage. This morning, I opened my inbox to find the next mixtape in their ‘I Told You I Was Frico’ series, and it’s about as golden as their outfits. The mix is filled with remixes and originals from the likes of Alex Metric, Carte Blanche, Louis La Roche, and of course Fare Soldi, and it’s really getting my day off to a great start right now. I hope it does the same for you.
1) Mark Ronson & INTL Business – Bang bang bang (Axe’s Funky Bangt)
2) Lazydisco – More Tigers
3) Gigamesh – It’s So Intense (Fare Soldi Enrico Pallazzo Remix)
4) The Whip – Secret Weapon (Alex Metric Remix)
5) Justice – Helix (Don Diablo Remix)
6) Fare Soldi – Buchi Nights
7) Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)
8 ) Testarossa – Boogie Nights In Paris
9) Moullinex – Sunflare
10) Elio e le Storie Tese – Discomusic
11) Axel Le Baron & Kurbatov – Fame (Big Dope P & Puto Prata Remix)
12) Les Loups – Side To Side (Ohyeah Remix)
13) Carte Blanche – Jack Of The Moon
14) Fare Soldi “Vittorino”
15) Fifteenth – My Fantasy (part deux)
16) Louis La Roche – Los Angeles
17) Black Box – Everybody everybody (Rockapella)
These two new remixes by GDD™ favorite, Louis La Roche, have been everywhere this week and are very much deserving of a re-post. The Louis La Roche rework of “Everlong” by Foo Fighters is a remarkable piece of artistry & certainly one of the best remixes of 2011. About a week and a half ago, LLR lured us in by posting a 1-minute “Work in Progress” teaser of “Everlong” on his Facebook page. Louis La Roche Facebook Page fan, Jeremie Benarouche, commented on the post & declared, “Clearly, you HAVE to finish this. You just can’t show us one boob and not the other.” Well, as a man of his people, Louis La Roche took the time to fully flash his fans both boobs and kindly finished the rework. The result: a charged up rock anthem classic transformed into stunning piece of dance floor brilliance, giving the song a deep, sweeping, atmospheric new sound.
As if that weren’t enough, the kind folks over at Modular People are giving away the new LLR remix of “Double or Nothing” by The Swiss. Winner winner, disco dinner…
Happy 4th July Dirty Dancers! A month has passed since we last heard from Louis La Roche, so it’s time to deliver the third and final installment of his awesome Scenery Mixtape project. We’ve had a lot of fun listening to the last two parts, and in my humble opinion the third is best of all; starting out with fresh filter-laden funk, then giving the nod to motown and hip-hop influences, before ending on a piece of the downbeat melodic trip-hop that we’ve heard in earlier sections of the mixtape:
Just where we were last year when O-GOD released their bootleg of ‘Barbra Streisand’ to hold us over – Shiny Disco Club‘s Viceroy has answered our antsy prayers for the next Duck Sauce festival jam ‘Goodie Two Shoes’ with a killer edit of the upcoming track that adds a cool jungle drum line to make it a DJ friendly bootleg as well. Expect to hear this version out until the big one finally drops! WELL IF I’M GOOD TO YOUUUUUU….
Last month we teamed up with Louis La Roche to premiere his innovative new mixtape project entitled Scenery. The mixtape, which incorporates a wide range of production ideas he’s worked on, is to be delivered in three parts on the first of each month between May and July – So today being June 1st, we are able to unveil part 2.
Chatting with GDD™ in April, Louis La Roche told us: “there will be no tracklisting, the idea is that Scenery’s a listening experience of short songs that create a journey for the listener. This is a free project, released digitally by myself, and each part will come with individual artwork.”