It’s been wonderful to see the meteoric rise of Sam Smith. He is an undeniable talent worthy of all the accolades he’s received. At the same time, it’s difficult to get too excited about yet another Sam Smith remix. In this case, however, we will make an exception because the exception is for the red hot Pomo. It’s been three months since the release of Pomo’s debut EP “The Other Day” and the EP is still going strong. ”The Other Day” EP will no doubt make many “Best of 2015″ lists at the end of the year. Pomo keeps that same magic alive on his remix of Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down”, transforming the crooner’s ballad into a smooth + smokey speakeasy anthem.
Stock up on firewood & spike the eggnog…it’s time for Gotta Dance Dirty’s 4th annual HOLIDAZE MIX. One hour of fireplace jams & holiday funk courtesy of aRod + BONES.
aRod + BONES – Holidaze 2014 Mix
[0:00-30:15] • AROD
Wolf Saga ft. LYON – You Only Live Once
Chris Malinchak – Happiness (Soundstorm-Radio Extended Mix)
Rebecca & Fiona – Letters (HNNY Remix)
Paradis – Sur Une Chanson En Francais
Royksopp ft. Robyn – Monument Dance (Marcus Marr Remix)
Fairchild – I Just Want You
London Grammar – If You Wait (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
[30:16-59:59] • BONES
Karen Harding – Say Something (Zac Samuel Remix)
Low Steppa – So Real
Arches – Want You
The Weeknd – Often (Figgy Remix)
Jaust – We Need a New Life (Xinobi Remix)
Sam Smith – Like I Can (Jonas Rathsman Remix)
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
Blonde – Higher Ground (KANT Remix)
Chris Lake & Chris Lorenzo – Wicked Games Edit
aRod + BONES
To gear you up for this year’s Brunch (@ Mesa) 2014 season, our very own BONES has mixed up 30 minutes of the vibes to come. Featuring artists scheduled to play the events and as well the genres to be played, let this mix take you on a journey into the sounds of Brunch, and get ready for the summer!
The Aston Shuffle – Tear It Down (Low Steppa Remix)
Claptone – United (Original Mix)
Clean Bandit, Sharna Bass – Extraordinary (Bontan Remix)
Oliver $, Jimi Jules – Pushing On (Original Mix)
Nick Monaco & Kill Frenzy – Femininity (Original Mix)
Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Soul Clap Balearic Mix)
Poupon – I Want It All (Original Mix)
When Sam Smith sings, the ladies swoon, and the homies catch some feels. Mix in Berlin’s Fabich & Ferdinand Weber‘s production alias, JUUN, and the recipe is a feel good anthem to quench the summer thirst. This is the first sound to surface for the new duo that is sure to take the airwaves by storm as their catalogue develops. Collaborating with the UK Songbird for their first run at it speaks leagues to their production chops and only time will tell what the industry has in store for these two. For now, have a listen, throw ‘em a follow, and let their story unravel.
• Sam Smith named winner of BBC Sound of 2014
• Move D mixes fabric 74
• FaltyDL to Release New Single via Ninja Tune
MK does it again! The remix legend has struck gold once more with Sam Smith‘s “Money On My Mind” premiering today by the lovely Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, chopping up the angelic vocals from Smith and laying them atop big piano chords, a multitude of hi hats, and solid, padded basslines. If you’re heading down to BPM next week, make sure to catch Marc next Friday for The Modern Love Affair event! √+
The last few months have been huge for Duke Dumont. With features on almost all of the main music outlets (spotify, beatport, itunes, Vevo to name a few) and tons of press and support from the likes of Steve Aoki, Armand Van Helden, Porter Robinson, Treasure Fingers, Switch, Clockwork/RL Grime, Todd Edwards, Amtrac, Calvin Harris, and Tommie Sunshine it’s really no surprise that Disclosure have recently joined the ranks of those in support of Dukes biggest track to date “Need U 100%” with AME.
Today on Sara Cox’s BBC Radio 1 live show, the Disclosure brothers were joined by none other than Sam Smith to perform this amazing cover of Duke’s classic tune. With ties to detroit techno, classic disco and and chicago house it’s awesome to see a fantastic track getting the recognition it deserves. Now, if we could only get it onto mainstream radio in the US….
Catch the live performance here - starts at 2:13:00
As the Indio dust is finally settling from two weeks of wind, heat and wild spirits across the polo fields, we look back at our favorite moments of this years Coachella Music Festival. With a staggering artist lineup each day making it almost impossible to catch every set we wanted to see, the most memorable performances are all that stand alone from such an incredible experience in the desert. Here are the “best of the fest” we have to give royalty to… Continue Reading
Besides being the vocals behind Disclosure’s hit single, “Latch,” Sam Smith has accrued a budding career and following behind his sexy and sensational vocals. His most recent release, “Lay Me Down,” had women and men alike swooning over his emotional performance on the single. The original was more of a bedroom classic, but Todd Edwards comes through with a dance floor edit to groove and spin your partner around the dance floor to. The sultry pipes of Sam Smith get slapped with a synth line of the deeper nature, a sound that’s all too unfamiliar from the UK songbirds collaboration with Disclosure. The original is available to buy on iTunes, but there is no word yet on this remix EP.
My good friend aRod and I have selected 10 tunes this week for your listening pleasure. We went pretty eclectic as per usual with any Dirt, so download them individually or download both zips for the whole enchilada. Happy Dirt day folks.
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