Los Angeles is buzzing with fresh techno and house. Whether a label or producer is just getting their start here, or setting up shop from wherever else in the world they came from, it’s becoming a hotspot for this sound and what’s happening here is quickly gaining notoriety like cities such as Berlin, Detroit, and London have. Two names that are keeping the pot bubbling are LA’s very own Body High and their newest signee’s Newbody.
Continuing the barrage of talent to showcase before HARD Summer, the Future Stars Mini-Mix series follows up with its second installment. Today, we bring you LA’s own Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy. The two DJ/producers have curated an incredible block of music that features exclusive releases on their BODY HIGH imprint, an array of house tunes that cover the vibe spectrum from light to dark. Have a listen below and get your weekend started early!
Daedelus has always been a champion of pushing unique live presentations, and his Magical Properties tours are a wonderful platform with which to showcase both his amazing live show and the wonderful talent he chooses to bring on board. This time he’s joined by the likes of “the remix Ryan Gosling” Ryan Hemsworth and Body High boss Samo Sound Boy for a 6 week tour, with pop-up support from Salva, Shlohmo, and Two Fresh.
I spoke with Samo Sound Boy just as the weekend was approaching about the tour and what’s up in his world and the Body High world. Samo’s a really great dude who I’m super pleased to see hopping on the Magical Properties tour. Go peep our conversation after the jump, where we talk about California weather, how to party in Miami, studio essentials, and more:
While Miami is most notorious for the madness that occurs every March for WMC and Ultra Music Festival, thousands of art and music lovers from across the world converge in the beginning of December for Art Basel. We kicked things off in style last night at our weekly Slap & Tickle party at the beloved Electric Pickle with LA’s Rick Rude, and are gearing up for a massive evening tomorrow night at one of Miami’s newest venues, The Garage. The rising UK duo Bondax will be preforming an exclusive Art Basel set alongside Body High label boss Samo Sound Boy. The best part about this event is that its FREE, as long as you head over to the Slap & Tickle page and send us your names before 6pm tomorrow. To get you in the mood, check out the latest Slap & Tickle promo mix.
YEEEW! Dirt time & all I gotta say is I am very DTF with all of the songs so generously being put into the mix this week. Very much a theme again here, slowed UK vibes and really strongly percussion-based tracks in my picks, and a bit of everything from Jonah; ubiquitously groovy of course. Tons of free jams for everyone to enjoy, and we’re really stoked on all of the producers below & highly recommend checking more of their stuff out! Download all 11 tracks after the jump… Continue Reading
Mystery producer…little is known…blah blah blah. Here’s what you need to know: DJ FUNERAL is on deck for his sophomore EP on Sam + Jerome’s LA-based imprint, BODY HIGH, coming out November 13th. The release has 4 originals, and they are all fire. Once again, the newly founded label really stands apart from its peers, providing a truly unique sound that irradiates the eclecticism and skilled A&R of its founders. Preview the EP below. √+
I’ve been waiting a long time for this. With my heart reasonably tied to the sounds of the UK, part of me squeals with joy when I see one of the young artists pushing the new era of garage come to the states. It means something real; that the music that the UK has been an advocate of for ages now has finally touched down in the US, that the was once behind-the-curve American market for dance music may slowly be catching up. Disclosure, consisting of Howard and Guy, two very young brothers (18 & 21) have quickly risen to the forefront of this kind of sound, and lucky for LA, they headlined an amazing live show at the El Rey to a sold out crowd of costumed enthusiasts on Halloween.
I’m pretty sure something has to be said that every single song they’ve made has been released, and on top of that, they’re all hits. These kids quite literally hopped on to making garage style music after falling in love with Burial’s Untrue two years ago, and ever since then it’s been a whirl of success, with a free EP garnering them masses of downloads & “What’s In Your Head” in every single DJ rotation, radio show, and mixtape this summer.
As everyone was doing some last minute costume prepping before heading to the El Rey that night, I jetted over to the historic venue to have a chat with the boys before the show. Their young faces & Howard’s aside that he misses England were perhaps the only things indicating their age; the boys otherwise spoke and performed as though they were much older. Great guys, pleasant interview, a real treat. Later, after I arrived to the always great Samo Sound Boy‘s set, there was a pleasantness in the air unlike other shows; a kind of unspoken knowledge of the oxytocin-laced, subtle booty-shake set that Disclosure was about to provide. And that’s exactly what it was. After opening with “Control”, the boys worked rather seamlessly together in their live show, leaving perhaps the entire audience with a smile on their face the entire time. Whatever it is they are doing, they are doing it right. I’m very much looking forward to the boundless future of Disclosure, and happily await their return.
Until then, get your digs with the interview, and their very awesome mix for The Fader below.
To kick start the festivities for our new monthly party BARBARY COAST in San Francisco – Our House Records affiliate Realboy has bombarded 50 tracks into a 5-minute mini mix, taking you on an accelerated trip through some of the best in electronic (and some true funk for good measure). Realboy will be performing at BARBARY COAST this Wednesday night @ Harlot alongside Clockwork, Samo Sound Boy, and Bones – so make sure you get out there early and beat the rush! Prepare for liftoff….
GDD™ is proud to be launching our first monthly event, Barbary Coast, in the beloved city of San Francisco this Wednesday at Harlot. For the first event, we’ve called upon our friends Clockwork and Samo Sound Boy of Body High Records to provide the soundtrack for the new happening, as well as sets from our own BONES and Our House Records’ Realboy. We’d love to have you come celebrate the big GDD move up north with us this Wednesday!
Few cool releases from a wide range of talented producers from all over the world out this week and what better way to be my eclectic bad self than slap them all into one post. Whether you’re an old-school fiend, an R&B aficionado, or on top of the new & trendy sounds of LA, there’s something below worth checking out. Either way, keep that booty shaking and those feet tapping. All EPs with streams and buy links (along with a bonus download) after the jump…