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Luca Venezia is taking some time off his Drop The Lime project to focus on what he calls “New Gotham House” under his longtime side project moniker, Curses. He’s hitting the ground running with an unbelievable new 2-track EP due out on Marble June 24th, featuring “So Good” as well as a massive collaboration with Surkin, Para One, and Canblaster titled “Deep In The Night.” Preview “So Good” below and have a listen to the √+ guest mix that Luca put together for big time Curses supporters, Skream & Benga.

The new single from Usher has immersed itself completely in the dance music community in the past few weeks, with a staggering 9 acclaimed producers remixing the original for RCA. Today, 3 producers from Europe that you wouldn’t really expect to hop on board an Usher track have done just that; with Marble‘s Surkin, Made to Play‘s Oliver $, and the French supergroup, Club Cheval, all trying their hand at the commercial release. Stream all 3 of them and find out which one is my favorite below. Continue Reading

When French label Institubes bit the dust in March of last year, Marble was birthed at the behest of Surkin, Bobmo, and Para One. A little over a year old now and the imprint has put out some of the most forward thinking releases in dance music. But perhaps the crown jewel is label boss Para One’s album ‘Passion’, which dropped today. Rumors of ‘album of the year’ are already swirling, just as they should be. It’s simply that good. The product is an amalgamation of all your favorite genres from early hip hop to techno, but it has timeless aspect to it that is something so foreign today where tracks have a shelf-life of a few weeks. You can purchase the album on iTunes.
Para One – Passion (Album Teaser) by Marble Music

• Para One – Lean On Me (Salva Remix)


After an epic saga of a weekend @ Coachella Music Festival, the GDD™ crew return from the desert with a battered brain of new music to better prepare for the massive summer to come. This week, our very own Bones and Toks have answered the call to serving you with a dirty bundle of tunes fit for the festival-goer in all of us. Whether from artists that played Coachella, or just some of the key sounds that embody the stages, this team has it down for you and each specific playlist. Get your sweaty wristbands on them and let a’ rip.

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The infamous Marble co-owner, Para One, just unleashed his newest sounds with the release of his new EP, Mother.  The EP’s title track delivers those specific elements that you have come to expect from Para One; Electro cuts fused with carefully sequenced percussion, unexpectedly brilliant sudden effects and a strong digital bite.  The Mr. Oizo remix slows things down but turns the dark and dirty up, adding a new, welcomed spin to the original.  Finally, Compute (featuring Surkin) paints a dark digital portrait with Electro elements, well-placed samples, intricate percussion and brilliant change-ups that leave you screaming for more.

Grab It Now! [Purchase Link]

Para One – Mother EP by TreGDD

Much Love,
TRE

I hope you are all having an excellent week! I’m looking forward to the steadily approaching weekend and most importantly, Burn Unit‘s main stage debut at CONTROL this Friday at the Avalon. I have a great GDD™ Morning Update for you all on this hump day, so catch the latest and greatest news after the jump…

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This week’s edition of the Dirt comes to you from the musical stylings of BONES and TRE. Can’t say much to start you off other than these top tunes are hot off the press and we wouldn’t wanna share the news with anyone else but our very own dirty dancers. In a sense, all the tracks below are what’s been deemed in the blogosphere as “highly recommended” (if you will). Now dig in kids.

///BONES picks:

Surkin – Orbital Highway (Voodoo Mix) √+
I don’t know whether its his infamous 909 + stabbing lead combo, or the magic of creating intergalactic ghetto-tech, but France’s little bad boy just gets it— and you should (get this) too.

Autodidakt & John Disco – Fake Fred Perry ft. Spoek Mothambo (Instrumental) √+
This original tune became huge this year and had a massive EP release to back it. As much as I love the Sharkslayer Dub on the package, I like the simple crunchy stomp of the original instrumental. (This can be heard in Bart B More’s intro for sets hes played in the last month er so)

Zeds Dead – Rumble In The Jungle (Original Mix) √+
Had to show some love for ZD’s new tribal bass anthem. Something about the congas, wood block and meanest low end that takes you straight to the Jungle. *Check out our girl Mollie Tarlow’s video from the Mad Decent tune HERE

Bastian Van Shield – Nobody (Original Mix)
Bastian Van Shield takes us on a fidget techy ride that breaks down into a legendary monologue that any DJ would appreciate. From there, its vocal sampling behind the wheel of this bouncy bus ride.

Wafa vs. Wolfie – Tom Tom (Slap In The Bass Remix)
Huge remix from the full-fledged EP that recently came out on Malente’s prospering No Brainer label. Must have for those Foamo and Trouble & Bass enthusiasts.

DIRTY BONUS:
Naughty By Nature – Jamboree (320)
Because I heard this one on the radio today, I couldn’t help myself. You get it in 320, which I was also jazzed to find. WIN!

BONES – The Dirt #47 (zipped)

TRE’s picks:

 Florence & The Machine – What the Water Gave Me (Denzal Park Club Mix) √+
The talented duo from Melbourne, Denzal Park bring us a DJ friendly club mix of Florence and the Machine‘s newest single, What the Water Gave Me. This track captures the essence of the original track while still delivering a techy, groove driven beat.

 Dark & Stormy – Para Los Chicos √+
Everything this kid touches turns to gold! This brand new track from the Boston underground legend is a tech-heads wet dream. Para Los Chicos never gives the listener a dull moment with it’s intricate percussion, dark reminiscent chords and overall groove, make sure to grab this gem!
*Oh and by the way, Dark & Stormy has sent us this track as an exclusive for this week’s dirt!

 Tyler Bates – Two Perfect Moments (Thieves Bootleg)
Los Angeles natives Thieves bring us a melodic and well constructed remix of Tyler Bates‘ single, Two Perfect Moments. Catchy vocals, well thought out sampling and complimentary synth lines give this remix an overall warm and groovy vibe that is impossible to resist.

 Tube Lord – My First Castle (Lemmy Ashton Remix)
This remix has been blowing up the London club scene receiving support from the likes of Scarlett Etienne and many other artists. Lemmy Ashton‘s remix is of Tube Lord‘s single, My First Castle is pure fire! But don’t take my word for it, grab the track and play it out until your hearts content.

 Rebecca & Fiona – Luminary Ones (Denzal Park Remix)
Here is one more must-have from Denzal Park for good measure : )

 TRE – The Dirt #47 (zipped)

Monday saw the release of a new EP from Bobmo & Surkin‘s High Powered Boys side-project. The follow up to ‘Udon’ and ‘Work’ arrives in the form of a double A-side called ‘Girly/Crash’, dropped via their new Marble imprint with Para One.

‘Girly’ thumps on a big system, while ‘Crash’ grows with every play. You can certainly hear the influence of UK Garage on the percussion throughout. Great pair of tunes:

High Powered Boys – Girly by Marble Music

High Powered Boys – Crash [Beatport link]
Big up to XLR8R for the free download.

Bonus:
High Powered Boys – Udon (Julio Bashmore sax dub) [Beatport link]
The phaser on this one takes the original nice and deep – Big tune.


Sweet FA

In March it was announced that French Electro imprint Institubes, was to be disbanded, citing financial problems after eight years of sterling service to the underground electronic music scene. In bittersweet conjunction with the sad news, came another announcement: that the new Marble label headed by Para One, Surkin and Bobmo was to continue delivering tasty French electro in Institubes’ absence. This week we caught up with Jean-Baptiste de Laubier aka Para One, for an exclusive insight into the Marble imprint and what it has in store for the EDM community.

It all kicks off after the jump…

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After the shocking announcement last month that electronic French label Institubes decided to pull out of the game all together, fans worldwide were left scratching their heads wondering if and when a rebound would come. Thankfully, Para One, Surkin, and Bobmo secretly joined forces and launched a new label called ‘Marble‘. They release their first EP today under the name ‘Marble Players’. Undeniably French, they push the boundaries of dance music, as both tracks are serious forward-thinking analog driven bass tunes, and I can affirmatively say that ‘Marble Anthem’ is one of the best tracks I’ve come across this year. Purchase the EP on iTunes.

Marble Players (Para One, Surkin & Bobmo) – Marble Anthem (Snippet) by Marble Music

Marble Players (Para One, Surkin & Bobmo) – Playground (Snippet) by Marble Music