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“Many people have asked me why and how I make the music I make. My surroundings have always molded how and why I make my sound.”

A GDD favorite and familiar, the Russian native Proxy has emerged back on the scene with a visual statement of the topical situation he lives in. This short film by Sean Robinson was shot in Proxy’s home city of Orekhovo-Zuevo in late Feb 2014, and gives a small insight into what makes Proxy the producer he is. Although a non-political insight into his world, it shows the pressure of his surroundings nonetheless. An elusive character, he invites us to take a subtle look into his life and what the man is about ahead of his Summer run of USA dates, and his new music forthcoming in mid 2014.

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Proxy US Summer Tour

It has been nearly 5 years since I copped my first Proxy track back in the good ol’ “blogosphere” days. And yet, here we are, 5 years later, and still there is only one producer making anything that remotely resembles The Proxy Sound, and that’s the man Proxy himself.

There’s something to be said for being truly unique, especially in today’s cookie cutter dance music world, where genres seemingly grow tired the second they begin to gain steam. Electro, Fidget, Dubstep, Progressive House, Trap… they’ve all carved out their niche, and refreshingly Proxy fits neatly into approximately zero of them.

He’s back in the US for a brief stint of big time shows listed above (including a stop in Hollywood tonight at Sound Nightclub) and he’s blessed us with this stellar DJ mix filled with tracks from some of my personal favorite purveyors of all things techno nouveau, as my Italian friends Blatta & Inesha like to call it.

Peep the tour dates in the graphic above, and get the track list for the mix below and a little something extra after the jump!


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HARD returned to NYC (and LA) this past weekend to bring us a bangin’ showcase of Wolfgang Gartner, Proxy, L-Vis 1990 and Popeska at Terminal 5. Already a huge fan of HARD events, I jumped at the chance to see this power lineup and to finally get a glimpse of Wolf’s awesome stage production that I kept hearing about from his Love & War tour.
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With the soon to be full length release from the Russian juggernaut Proxy on Dim Mak Records, the first remix ep for the single “Shut Up!” has recently surfaced. Of all that we’re entered, standing atop the heap come from bass master John Roman, Belgian phenom-duo Sound Of Stereo, and techno young guns VCO (my personal favorite). Both take what already was a massive track in its own and flip their motives into a wall of noise. Too much to fathom? Find out for yourself which one is your favorite (including proper giveaway remixes from Ming and Tenderlions)!

Proxy- Shut Up (Sound of Stereo Remix) by Sound of Stereo

Proxy – Shut Up (VCO Remix) by weareVCO

Shut Up (John Roman Remix) – Proxy by John Roman

HONORABLE MENTION:

Proxy – Shut Up! (MING VIP Remix) by MING

Proxy – Shut Up! (Tenderlions Remix) by Dim Mak Records

This week marked the release of Proxy‘s latest single, “Shut Up,” out now on Dim Mak Records, and our friends, VCO, have put together a pumping Techno remix that has received massive support already from label owner Steve Aoki, Hot Mouth, AutoErotique, and more. The guys will be playing with Proxy up in San Francisco next month, so if you’re in the area, make sure to check them out! The EP features more remixes from John Roman, Gtronic, and Sound of Stereo, and can be picked up in its entirety here.

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♥ jonahberry

Science Sundays Novocain

Novocain. Or is it Novocaine? Or Allocaine? Or if you’re Frank Ocean… Novacane? Technically, all wrong. Ubiquitous under the trade name Novocain, procaine is something more or less we’ve all likely had anencounter with over our lives. An alkaloid pharmaceutical used as a local anesthetic (big words, for your health), procaine is synonymous in our minds for dulling pain… and for good reason. By blocking sodium channels into the cell, Novocain is frequently used in minor surgeries and dental work as a way of numbing pain sensations in a small area.

There’s definitely something perplexing about local anesthetics. The paradox of knowing something painful is happening, but feeling it in a different way. Dull, blunt, and softened, like someone is punching you through a pillow. The odd sensation of feeling numb but completely alert at the same time. Behind the jump you’ll find a selection of songs derivative of every direction I could take Novocain in. Blunted songs, songs that feel as though the edge or aggression has been taken off, songs that make YOU take the edge off, ones that make you conscious of their presence in a different way. Get numb.

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Just in time for your weekend debauchery, I present to you dirty dancers my 2011 Halloween Mix. I’m excited for you guys to hear this one because of the fresh-faced talent, some unreleased tracks to look forward to, and some classics that are sure to get you ready to rage and thirsty for blood. So grab the mix, and get your pre-game/costume party/afterparty on– this one is gonna wake the dead.

BONES – HALLOWEEN MIX 2011 √+

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TRACK LISTING:
1. Michael Jackson & Vincent Price – Thriller (Intro Vocal Edit)
2. Clockwork – Hulk (Original Mix)
3. Cicada – Come Together (Beataucue Remix)
4. Tristan Garner & Gregori Klosman – Bounce (Original Mix)
5. Wolfgang Gartner vs. Rusko – 818 Everyday (No Body Edit)
6. Etienne De Crecy – Hope (Alternate Studio Version)
7. Fedde Le Grand – Metrum (Original Club Mix)
8. Market Price – Luxe (Unreleased)
9. MAYBB – Touring In NY (Original Mix)  (MAYBB = Benny + Alle Benassi)
10. Bart B More & TAI – Spezi (Unreleased)
11. Dr. Gonzo – Springer (We Don’t Belong In Pacha Remix)
12. Clockwork – Squad Up (MAKJ Hands Up Vocal Edit)
13. Michael Woods – First Aid (Original Mix)
14. Mustard Pimp – ZHM (Dada Life Remix)
15. Fuser – Bangtuk (JFK Edit)
16. D.I.M. – Is You (Original Mix)
17. Nom De Strip & BONES – Yo! (Unreleased)
18. Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf (Gesaffelstein Remix)
19. Gesaffelstein – Viol (Original Mix)
20. Sticky K – Persian Algebra (Unreleased)
21. Proxy – Raven (Planet Rock Moombahween Bootleg)

…TRICK OR TREAT YO SELF.

///BONES

Marseille has been taking the Russian EDM scene by storm lately. The Mako Records prodigy has put out a flood of epic releases this year that have not only created a massive amount of buzz but have also blurred the sometimes too rigid genre lines that exist in the worldwide EDM scene. Championed by acts such as The Proxy and Noise Invaders, it is clear that Marseille isn’t going away anytime soon, so I was more than thrilled when he decided to grant me an interview and record an exclusive mix just for GDD!

GDD™: First off, thanks so much for doing this interview, I’m a huge fan.
M: Yeah!  Thanks a lot! 

GDD™: How did living in a Russian province influence you musically?
M: Personally, I don’t think Russia is interested in quality EDM stuff at the moment.  It’s too complicated to define the particular influence of Russia.  However, I can say that life in a Russian province has helped me to make something big.

GDD™: What gave you the idea to start a monthly mixtape?
M: I got this idea when I was making my first mixtape for Mako called the Otake Mix I really enjoyed the process and decided to release mixes on a monthly basis.  I also wanted to include a techno influence in each mix because at the moment I’m really into techno!

GDD™: You have produced everything from Minimal Techno to Dubstep, and your music has been described as “borderless,” what in particular has influenced you to be such a diverse musician?
M: It’s simple!  It’s just who I am! Lately though, I’ve been leaning towards a more techno and experimental sound.

GDD™: As the popularity of EDM soars, it seems like more genres are emerging every day.  What particular genre has caught your ear recently and why?
M: Techno…Good Techno!  But I love it all!

GDD™: What are your biggest influences? Why?
M: The seasons, especially Autumn! I love autumn, it’s my favorite time of year!  And I think hash as well : )

GDD™: With the recent influx of new technology, gaining access to the means to create music has never been more feasible. How do you think this has affected the EDM scene in particular? How has this affected you?
M: I’m not going to lie, it sometimes seems detrimental.  There is a lot of shit music.  Listeners are overloaded by this huge influx in the amount of the tracks being released.  It’s sometimes hard to remember which shit is good and which is not.  It’s effecting me as a listener as well, so I’m trying to only seek out the really great stuff.

GDD™: EDM is showing up everywhere now, from car commercials to previously untouched music festivals. Where do you see EDM in 10 years?
M: I think EDM will lose its uniqueness due to such a rapidly huge surge in popularity.  EDM will go underground and then becomes more popular again, I feel like it’s a permanent/viscous cycle.  But, I know everything will be fine, I’m always ok with living in the underground.

GDD™: What’s next for Marseille?
M: I’m brining you guys more techno and experimental shit.  My EP is set on fall 2011 on Mako Records and later more stuff on other labels!  Also I’m working on some remixes and good collabs!

GDD™: What artist in the scene is really impressing you right now? Why?
M: I like Mendoza and Etnik at the moment, their sound is very fresh. And of course Jan Driver, Skinnerbox and etc…

M: P.S. Thanks for the interview and listen to more good music!

GDD™: You’re welcome buddy!

Marseille – Marseille Exclusive GDD™ Mix √+
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Always with love,
TRE