It’s another amazing round of hot new tracks courtesy of your boys Stevie Ewald + aRod. And when we say hot new tracks, we mean it. All ten tracks in The Dirt #151 are fresh out of the oven. And the best part? They’re all free for your taking. A brand new remix by The Twelves (of The Knocks, no less!)…yeah, that’s in there. New originals from Cyril Hahn, Gorgon City, Figgy & Cory Enemy? Those are in there, too. Plus heaters by our homies Panic Bomber and Huerta, Tchami, and a ridiculous anthem by Mayhem, Antiserum, Gents & Jawns.
It’s practically fact that you can’t have a bad Monday if you kick it off with a little trip to funky town. Miami’s Panic Bomber has reworked The Godfather of Funk and churned out 10 minutes of thigh burning heat. The tasteful ode to one of music’s all-time greats makes it difficult to listen to this one and not have the urge to start dancing.
As the holiday season continues to sneak up on us with colder temperatures and earlier sunsets, we’ve got a grip free downloads to keep your spirits up. In this 137th installment of The Dirt, we have an exquisite new edit from Maceo Plex, a 2013 touch up of TLC courtesy of Bixel Boys, a sexy new take on Marvin Gaye from Kygo, electro meets rock courtesy of Coyote Kisses and the very first Golden Pony original.
Seductive grooves. Deeper-than bass. Spot-on, haunting vocals courtesy of the duo themselves. ”Never Sleeping” gave me the chills and I’ve had “Such a Rush” stuck in my head since I first heard it. Our very own Troy Kurtz and partner Panic Bomber have nailed it.
Now, I don’t usually post unless something really strikes my fancy. Even more rare still will a mix inspire me to words. And the best part? It’s GDD’s very own Troy Kurtz today, absolutely nailing it with this mix he did with Panic Bomber, the first installment in their “Berlin Breeze” mix series. I’ve been consistently more and more impressed with what TK and Panic Bomber have been putting out of Miami since their deeper-than debut Never Sleeping. Life is good when it’s summertime and you can sit back and watch your colleagues and best friends become your favorite DJs in the world.
Continuing our showcase of young talent this week in the spirit of the Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week, I am pleased to present to you the completion and debut EP of Kurtz & Bomber, aka GDD’s own Troy Kurtz and Miami based studio wiz Panic Bomber. Just in time for this weeks full fledged WMC plethora of the only the best in electronic music, the self-titled release features 3 original productions that drive to the deepest limits. The tracks thrive on a bassline-driven deep house direction that is both retrospective to early house music but fresh in its delivery. Here’s what the artists themselves had to say about the tracks:
“After an extremely positive response to our first track ‘Never Sleeping’, we were eager to get back in the studio to complete our EP. ‘Work on Me’ is a pumping bassline number that has been a secret weapon in our DJ sets lately. Just a few days ago, we finished our last track ‘Such a Rush’, which features both of our vocals. It’s an eerily dark theme song for the after-hours.”
When I ran into Panic Bomber a few weeks ago at a Benoit + Sergio show in Miami (AMAZING!!!!!), he couldn’t contain his excitement when he was telling me about his video to promote his single ‘Visit From The Grave’ off his forthcoming ‘Domestic Violins’ EP. Having been a huge fan of his production in the past, I was eager to hear that he had taken a more dancefloor-driven attitude with the new EP. The single ‘Visit From The Grave’ has this hauntingly but sexy attitude that immediately reminded me of Beth Ditto’s EP (which was produced by Simian Mobile Disco). Be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Domestic Violins’, which is set to drop on July 5th on YYZ records.
When I played a couple shows in Toronto a few months ago, I was introduced to the guys from YYZ Records. After sharing multiple beers trying to understand the rules of curling, they played a few tracks from artists on their label. They just sent along a groovy single from Jeremy Glenn, whose background in 80s and R&B soul is rife throughout ‘Mysterious Lover’. A funky bassline over infectious lyrics will find its way perfectly into a classy early evening disco set. The remix comes from Miami resident and YYZ artist Panic Bomber, who brings an uptempo tech-house inspired track for the wee hours of the night.