Let’s start off with Brenmar. This guy made some huge noise in 2014 with his tunes, including three extremely well-received remixes of Rick Ross, Beyonceand Route 94. His style is difficult to pinpoint, but obviously draws inspiration from jersey, hip-hop, and a handful of other bass music genres. For his take on TheophilusLondon, he decided to slow things down a touch, letting the original track shine in a different light. Look out for his forthcoming “Award” EP set to be released later this month on Fool’s Gold Records.
Enter Sliink& Nadus, two of the most outspoken leaders of the jersey movement, which you can explore further yourself in a recent Vice documentary on genre. These guys have both become very well known in their own regards for their jersey/bass production prowess, and it was about time that they tag-teamed a track. They don’t disappoint, as they transform Theophilus London’strack into rough, tough dancefloor bomb. Enjoy!
My love for The Bloody Beetroots has blossomed yet again. I had the opportunity to catch an unplugged set the last time they were in Hollywood, and seeing this softer side to the musicians was pretty surreal. I mean, usually you have Sir Bob and co. rippin’ and tearin’ around on stage yellin’ god knows what and rockin’ that shit like it’s still the 80’s and metal is still cool as fuck. But beneath it all are some amazingly talented musicians (no surprise here), and this track with Theophilus London really hammers that point home. Jazz, hip-hop, rock drums, back up singers, WHAT IS THIS! I don’t know, but I’m into it. Rock on.
Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo AKA The Bloody Beetroots ignited the dance music community this summer when it was announced that the gritty Dance Punk frontman had somehow found a way to team up with living legend Paul McCartney through mutual friend, Youth, in a London studio. The nearly unbelievable crossover single matches anthemic stadium rock riffs with Rifo’s inescapable dance mettle — a possible sign of the times for the rapid bridging of old and new music culture.
Before the highly anticipated release, however, Ultra is opening the door to some remixes of the album’s most buzzing track tomorrow, and GDD™ favorite Riva Starr has put together a raw, House’d up remix which we get to premiere for you today. Riva keeps Paul’s vocals in there (how could you ever take them away??) and throws in a nice bassline speaking to Riva’s SNATCH! style. Pick up the remixes tomorrow and get HIDE September 17th.
Lauded Parisian imprint, Kitsuné, are back today with the second edition of Kitsuné America, featuring a compilation of 15 tracks from electrifying talent from the United States including Theophilus London, Toro y Moi, Gigamesh, Jim-E Stack, and many more. Incorporating a wide range of talent, Kitsuné “pushes yet again the boundaries of reason by gathering as ever a diverse and quirky selection of tracks which stick to no rules but their own.” In addition to this release, the Kitsuné family will be touring America in May, kicking off this week at Output in New York with Fred Falke and a DJ set from Foals. Full tour info after the jump. Pick up the compilation in the Kitsuné webstore and have a listen to the compilation mini-mix from Jerry Bouthier below.
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.
Theophilus London has recruited an all star lineup for his “Timez Are Weird These Nights” remix album with Scream, Crookers, Brodinski, Disco Pusher and many more on board. The remix album also features the prolific and always enticing Mr. Fred Falke. Nothing is more pleasing to the ears than seven glorious minutes of a Fred Falke bassline.
Besides being the most stylistically forward cat in the game right now, Theophilus London is quickly staking his name among the world’s top young rappers. I’ve got two great remixes to kick-start your weekend. The first one is a freshly released remix of ‘Why Even Try‘ by Remix Artist Collective (RAC). This lighthearted remix makes you want to want to skip across street corners and stroke your lover’s cheek while whispering sweet nothings. Boston’s Soul Clap speeds up and trips out ‘Flying Overseas‘, muffling Theo’s voice to have it gently ride along some eerily warm pads and always necessary 808s.
From the early to mid-2000s, if you saw a track that had the words “featuring Erlend Øye” as part of the track name, you knew you were in for a treat. Erlend Øye‘s silky smooth voice made him a favorite amongst many artists to collaborate with, including Röyksopp, Phonique, Feist & DJ Hell. On top of being the go-to guy for an artist in need of a top tier vocal collab, he also had his hands in several personal projects including Kings of Convenience & The Whitest Boy Alive. Erlend Øye has been on sabbatical over the last few years and since then, one man has proven to be a worthy successor as The Man With The Golden Touch: Theophilus London.
In baseball, he’s a five-tool player. In basketball he’s a triple double threat. No matter what genre he’s lyrically slicin’ & dicin’, Theophilus London gets the job done in the coolest way possible. He’ll take a dreamwave track from Futurecop! & make it dreamier. He’ll take an electro-sex song from Jimmy Edgar & make it electric. And just when you think a tune by Ellie Goulding can’t get any better, he makes a pop tune POP.
His new single, “Last Name London”, is the first track off his highly anticipated debut LP “Timez Are Weird These Days” (Out July 19th). Ungh.
Tracklist 001 – MillionYoung – Cynthia 002 – Memoryhouse – To the Light House (MillionYoung Remix) 003 – Theophilus London – Humdrum Town 004 – Auxillary tha Masterfader – Disco Bitch 005 – Michael Zager Band – Let’s All Chant (DATA Remix) 006 – Zebra Baby – +1 007 – Priors – What You Need (GRUM Remix) 008 – Blänk – DJ play That Rave Arpeggio 009 – The Vanish – Hold On (Gemini Club Remix) 010 – Flight Facilities – Crave You (The C90s Remix) 011 – Holy Ghost! – On Board 012 – GRUM – Can’t Shake This Feeling• 013 – Jump Jump Dance Dance – Show Me the Night (Human Life’s West Coast Girls Remix) 014 – Copacabana Club – Just Do It (Boss in Drama Remix) 015 – Butterfly Bones – UR Hott 016 – Glass Candy – Feeling Without Touching• 017 – Berndsen – Lover in the Dark 018 – The xx – Shelter (Them Jeans Drum Edit) 019 – Fear of Tigers – I Can Make the Pain Disappear (Monsieur Adi Remix)