Route 94 is, put simply, on fire. Elusive yet efficient, the London-based producer has been churning it out in the past couple of months, with the smash single “My Love” picking up support from all over including placement on Annie Mac’s recent compilation, as well as top remixes for Storm Queen’s “Look Right Through,” Skream’s “Rollercoaster,” and most recently, Katy B’s “5 AM.” There’s something about solid House music that trumps all else, and Route 94 has it undeniably on lock. √+
Not much known about Pier Montell, but after seeing Skream give him a big shout out on Twitter today and listening to his new jam on Soundcloud, it’s safe to say I’m intrigued. “Oh Lawd” is the solitary track on his Soundcloud page, and it appears that his Facebook artist page was just created today, leading me to believe Pier Montell is either a brand new dude on the scene or a crafty new side project. Either way, this solid House tune forthcoming on the also brand new So Bait Records out of the UK is absolutely on point. Have a listen and keep watch. √+
After a short hiatus over the summer, The Magician is back in action with the 35th installment of his very popular Magic Tape series. As usual, he’s kept his track list undisclosed, but thanks to some well-versed Soundcloud fans, we know that The Magician has included new ones from Medlar, Skream, Anna Lunoe, Luxury, and more. Glad to have Magic Tapes back in my life. √+
Electric Zoo is only days away and we are bringing you a 3 part series to highlight our top picks for your best festival experience! With amazing artists from Skream, Claude VonStroke, Dog Blood, Four Tet, Brodinski and so many more..check out our top picks for Friday below!
For anyone still hating on Skream because he’s not making only Dubstep anymore, shut up. Just shut the fuck up. His new track, “Rollercoaster,” just premiered today with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1, featuring Sam Frank and a vibe that is 100% fit for a cocaine-sponsored 80s roller disco. “Rollercoaster” illuminates two important things about Skream: 1) his inherent ability to accept inspiration from multiple sources and create music in all forms and 2) his ballsy-ness for just doing what he wants to do musically. Big up Ollie we’re down with it. √+
Not too much known about these 3 Brits from Northwestern England other than that they’ve caught the ear of Dave Spoon AKA Shadow Child & Kry Wolf for a debut release on their FOOD Music imprint out last month. Makes No Sense‘s Sling EP showcases an array of thumping, bass-heavy House music — right up the audible alley of imprint owner Shadow Child. The 3-track EP has received some serious support for a debut EP, receiving plays from Skream, Benga, Ardalan, Jaymo & Andy George, and many more. I think it’s definitely appropriate to add this trio to the growing list of top House & Bass coming out of England. Pick up the FOOD Music release here and check this mix the lads put together to celebrate their FOOD debut.
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• TEED steps up to mix Crosstown Rebels ‘Get Lost VI’
• James Murphy designing actual soundsystem; listen to his DJ set from DFA’s anniversary party
Carrying on in our Dirt Artist Series, this week I’ve teamed up with virtual super producer, Matrixxman — the San Francisco-based studio whiz who can literally make everything from Italo Disco to Rap. Seriously, the dude emanates versatility. He initially came on my radar when he and Sinden teamed up with Mykki Blanco (a personal fav of mine) for “haze.boogie.life,” and since then I’ve been consistently impressed with anything and everything Matrixxman, including two new ones that came out this week which you can grab for free in this Dirt. Make sure to head over to his Soundcloud to check his whole catalog and get ready for a very eclectic Dirt selection from both of us below. Biggups to Matrixxman for the early 80s Disco jams in his picks. √+ Continue Reading
GDD has decided to put a new spin on our weekly Dirts, and instead of pairing up internally we’re branching out and pairing up with artists. So every Thursday, hop on board with us and some of our favorite artists – where you’ll get your weekly dose of 100% free tracks from us and a cool little selection of music that gives you a bit of insight into the minds of the DJs and producers you know and love.
I’ve partnered up with none other than one of my best friends, probably one of the funniest and coolest dudes in the business, the #10 gentleman on my Sexiest DJs list: Max from Prince Club. He’s the DJ version of Tom Hardy and smokes more than a chimney, and because of that we present his top 5 tracks to smoke to. Click the jump to see some of my favorite free tracks of the moment, and check out Max’s favorite stoner jams as well. Enjoy!
AEI Media, home of several illustrious bass brands like UKF, Drum & Bass Arena, GetDarker and more, are back again for a new This Is Dubstep compilation! The 2013 edition is bursting with heavy bass and dark dubstep and with 35+ tracks and several exclusives it is proving to be one hell of a release!