This mix is fly. Fans of Disclosure, Breach, and all things that pop to bassy, sexy house music should dig this mix by the duo consisting of Foamo and RackNRuin. Right after you catch our very own BONES on the HARD Stage, stay put and see Gorgon City perform on the same stage right after at HARD Summer 2013 on Sunday, August 4.
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
Artwork by Guillaume Bonte
Oh boy I am very excited about the guest mix this week. One of my latest and most exciting discoveries is young French beat boy Phazz, and in this fine week of July he’s handed over an absolutely wonderful exclusive guest mix to us. Chock full of exclusives, intelligent re-works, and various unique up-and-comers, the mix explores the beat-based jambalaya of everything from jazz, R&B, and club influences and beyond. I see huge amounts of potential in Phazz, his work with vocal-pitching on remixes of Ryan Leslie and Cassie is really astounding and the direction he’s been taking as of late has a huge appeal.
You can stream and download his mix via our Soundcloud, and check out the tracklist and our interview with him after the jump. I predict big things from Phazz, really excited to see what’s next!
As we lie in the heart of summer, BONES brings us the 4th installment of THE DEEP END, another refreshing hour of the underground to quench the heat of the season. Featuring new and classic tracks from the likes of SBTRKT, Torren Foot, Hot Since 82, Justin Martin & Eats Everything, Dusky, MK, Pleasurekraft, Mark Starr, Louie Fresco, and many more…
TRACK LISTING HERE
*Don’t miss BONES @ HARD Summer Music Festival, performing Saturday (Aug 3) on the SUMMER STAGE and Sunday (Aug 4) on the MAIN STAGE!
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…
TRACK LISTING HERE
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]