The pathway to stardom hasn’t always been paved for the Baghdad born Motez, but uprooting to Adelaide certainly accelerated his curiosities and access to the dance music culture. With early roots listening to Jean Michel Jarre and an affinity for the abstract and out of the ordinary, Motez shaped his musical belief system on a rejection of predictability. His signature brand of dance music is a proper representation of his talents as a producer intent on leaving his own unique mark on the house music community. Currently celebrating 10 years of living in Adelaide, we recently got the chance to wrack his brain on the current political landscape plaguing Sydney nightclubs, how his tour setup is evolving, and what keeps his creative juices flowing. Continue Reading
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Two of house music’s finest, Amine Edge & DANCE, have been known to fuse hip-hop with their edgy brand of groovy house, both in the studio and on stage. Known for tracks like “Going To Heaven With Goodie Goodies”, “Bitches in The Project” and “Halfway Crooks,” the duo has risen to prominence in style, and they’re about to take these tracks and more on the road with a month-long U.S. tour, hitting major cities from coast to coast, and the famed Coachella. Listen to Amine Edge & DANCE’s latest gem below, and check out the full list of tour dates above.
LA’s Kastle and Kentucky boy Amtrac are heading into hyperspace! Starting in December the two embark on a 12 date North American tour, hitting some of the best intimate clubs across the country spreading the house vibes all night long. To celebrate the announcement of the tour, Their giving away their new collab single ‘Hyperspace’. Get ready for lift off… make sure to catch the boys at a city near you and grab the tune below for FREE download!
After being named as one of Boomrat’s Top 50 Emerging artists, Amtrac is well on his way to becoming one of this year’s most consistent producers. His take on RAC’s Cheap Sunglasses, which features the catchy vocal licks of Matthew Koma, sees him skimming the waters of a progressive landscape, tipping the hat to early Kaskade and deadmau5 productions. There are euphoric moments driven by his classy chord progression and energetic arps, but they’re laced with a bit of melancholy from waning strings and moody pads. It’s no wonder that he’s gearing up to provide support for Kygo on tour this Fall, and I don’t think it’ll be long before we see him headlining tours of his own.
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Those who were fortunate enough to catch Disclosure on tour last year might remember rising hip-hop star Vic Mensa, who landed the task of opening for the then budding production duo. As the come up became real with the Disclosure boys, Vic Mensa rapidly cranked out his own productions, keeping his candle burning closely and similarly to his tour mates. Now that the tour has concluded, Vic has taken the time to release a freestyle to the tune of “When A Fire Starts To Burn” that turns the track into a full on blaze. With no signs of cooling off, it would be advantageous to keep Vic close on your radar.
Madness. Pure un-adulterated debauchery. You’ve heard good music before, but none like what Parov Stelar has to offer. They know that, the people of Europe know that, and now after watching their 40-minute tour documentary, I know that. It’s like a wormhole was opened up after a successful séance and the spirit and soul of the roaring twenties came ripping to the front of the stage. Combine that with modern dance culture and a melting pot of amazing vibes ruminates throughout the different venues. It’s not easy, putting on a Parov Stelar show. There’s three piece bands, five piece bands, and then there are the seven members that comprise Parov Stelar’s band. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard, in the best way possible. It’s unique, in a nostalgic sort of way. Not that you know what the roaring twenties were like, but one can certainly understand the explosion of individualism in modern terms, and that’s what makes the sound so exciting. Continue Reading
Last summer the trifecta of Porter Robinson, The M Machine, and Mat Zo set out on a 2 month bud tour across North America, unleashing not only a wave of incredible music but also reflecting the energy fused from the 3 acts in unison. This 23 minute mini-doc depicts a great tale of life on the road, how everything comes together and how everything came to be.
ALSO – Big shout outs on this to our dear homies The M Machine on this tour who not only are still doing what we know them best for (5:36 – pedestrians hunting out good coffee) but also show everyone that they are their own roadies in every sense of the duty. PLUS – rockin the GDD shirt @ 9:16! When it all comes together, it made for a memorable summer tour that was like no other for these young and talented individuals.
March is by far the busiest, yet most fun month of the year for dance music lovers and professionals. SXSW (Austin) and WMC (Miami) both host tens of thousands of enthusiasts from around the world, and this year we teamed up with our good friends TAVIK, a music driven lifestyle brand designed for active individuals engaged in modern beach culture, for an epic RV road trip across America, hitting stops from Los Angeles to Miami over the course of nearly two weeks, starting Tuesday, March 19th. With our very own GDD DJs Bones, Troy Kurtz, and Burn Unit in tow, we hopped on board a few of our friends’ showcases, as well as presented a couple ourselves. Here’s how it all went down…
Video Credit: All of our iPhones
Editing Credit: Mollie Tarlow
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