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.
Every time Brodinski announces a mixtape I swear it’s like f*cking Christmas came early or any feeling similar to when they announce a new Gears of War or that you won first round draft picks in your league or whatever you good people get overly excited about (pretty sure I just embarrassed myself there but also pretty sure I don’t care) . Brodinski is like the kid in high school who always put you on to the cool shit and apart from being innately cool himself was SUPER cool because he made lesser-souls like us free mixtapes all the time. Well praise the rap and techno gods because Christmas is in July this year with the delivery of his newest mixtape: The Purple Ride. It’s got ridiculous artwork. It’s got rap. And Techno. And vibes. And probably a lot of tetrahydrocannabinol behind it. It’s released next week on the 8th of July through his label Bromance Records. Tite.
Up for download as a bit of a teaser to the mixtape is his remix of King L’s “Val Venis”. Not much of a surprise here on the choice of rapper as King L had a SICK verse on the track from Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ that both Brodinski and Gesaffelstein worked on, “Send It Up“. The remix stays true to the Brodinski stylings with what I would love to call “purple drank techno” & is a good indication to the new mixtape being another fire delivery from Brodinski.
“The good people at CRAP asked me ‘What is techno?”. I figured the best way to answer this question would be to put together an hour and a half long mix, showcasing a variety of records that may not necessarily be techno, but once put together in the right context, the techno becomes quite clear. Some of these tracks are fast and some of them are slow, from producers who have coincidentally understood exactly the frequency that I am vibrating at! This mix would be my ideal party, whether it’s in a warehouse, Bar Mitzvah or CRAP party!” - Jensen Interceptor
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Plunging once again to the pools of the undiscovered, I present to you BONES third installment of THE DEEP END, an exploration into the fathoms of house, garage, funky, tech, booty, and beyond – So dive into this mix and get lost for an hour into the depths of a deeper vibe… Enjoy
MUSIC FEATURING: Al Shaw, Apollos Creed, Breach, Claude VonStroke, Dusky, Thee Cool Cats, Hannah Wants, Hot Natured, Shadow Child, Huxley, MK, Ruff Hauser, Thomas Gandey, and more…
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This year our favorite festival has a very special addition that we are all very excited to experience. The Yuma Stage is a new feature at Coachella that is stacked with some of the top DJs and legends of the deep house scene. To some this is probably everything you have dreamed of; while to others the names and the music might be unfamiliar. Not to worry though because I have crafted a mix that hopes to encapsulate the vibes played throughout the Yuma the next two weekends. Take a listen to prepare yourself for Coachella’s newest stage. It’s going to be a glorious two weeks!
From LA to Scottsdale to Austin to Dallas to New Orleans to Miami, our GDD resident hooligans Troy Kurtz, BONES, and Burn Unit have taken the experience of the GDDRV journey and produced 3 essential sets wrapped into an hour of the ultimate vibe. It was recorded and created literally on the roadtrip while burning highways across the country. This was originally proposed for our guest mix on Evolution Radio (airing this Saturday 3/23), but we have decided to unleash it early for you dirty dancers, so you can catch up on all the action and step into the drivers seat of the GDDRV…
Stefano Ritteri – The Partylife [00:00]
Foamo – Ocean Drive [02:04]
Amtrac – Those Days [3:36]
Celsius – Relax Your Mind [06:24]
Hot Since 82 – Like You [10:23]
Pele & Shawnecy – Focus [13:18]
Toyboy & Robin – In Need [15:27]
ZETA99 – Redial [19:11]
Hannah Wants & Lorenzo – Sick Sunshine [21:56]
UMEK – I Need You [24:29]
Gorgon City – Thor [27:00]
Ruff Hauser – Paul Bunyan [30:18]
Savage Skulls & Douster – TRT [32:51]
Playmode – Ultrasonic [35:42]
DJ Snake & Alesia – Bird Machine [38:05]
Alex Metric – Rave Weapon [39:13]
Krywolf & Claude VonStroke – Turbosteppa [43:31]
DJ Glen – Boogie Mafioso [46:27]
Bingo Players – Lame Brained [50:28]
Pirupa – Party Non Stop (Franky Rizardo Remix) [54:43]
LA dubstep outfit SMOG has been making more regular appearances on the radio waves this year, from weekly podcasts on RinseFM coming out of their home-base “The Compound” to their feature on MistaJam’s Daily Dose. This week SMOG player SPL added his talents to the Daily Dose, bringing in a artillery of his own productions and remixes, along with plenty of new stuff from his record label Hollow Point Recordings, and of course a fine selection of bonafide SMOG tunes.
You can listen to (and download) the mix below, and if the immensity of the track selection is any indication to the year ahead for SPL, it’s gunna be a heavyyyy one…
The NY-based powerhouse collaboration of Tommie Sunshine and The Disco Fries along with the sexy vocals of Kid Sister may sound huge enough – but not if BOTNEK has anything to say about it. The Canadian Dim Mak duo have taken the anthemic chords of the original and have thrown their signature slimy synths into the mixture, creating a monster production guaranteed to scream across the festival circuit this year. Check it out below, and pick it up Feb 11th on Vicious Recordings!
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Toronto gentleman Poupon is trekking back over to the states for a quick US tour after kicking off his new residency at Velvet in Montreal on the 12th.
In celebration and anticipation of the upcoming shows, Poupon has released his newest version of his mixtape series “Cooked Up”. Cooked Up Volume 7 keeps with the tradition of the previous mixes by putting together the latest and greatest across the range of house music. Keep an ear out for new tracks from producer friends Forrest, Urulu, and Cyril Hahn, along with tracks from Poupon’s upcoming releases: an EP on Detroit imprint Incorrect Music, a collaboration with Prince Club on the legendary Nervous Records, and a collaboration with French DJ/producer D.FINE.
Listen to & download the mix below and be sure to check out Poupon if you’re local!
It’s that time of the year, and the magical collaboration between opposite ends of the GDD spectrum join forces once again to create a special hour of magical vibes and seasonal grooves – perfect for traveling, lounging, love-making, acting out or giving in, starting the evening or winding it down. However you spend the holiday this year, let this mix set the ambiance to your festivities. Enjoy.
<3 aRod & BONES
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