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Over the course of the last month, UK producer Hostage has given away a free track every week. As a consumer of dance music, that’s one hell of a great deal. We’ve been longstanding fans and supporters of Hostage for years, harking back to the golden era of banging bloghaus. He’s since shifted his focus to making tidy house cuts, all the while  keeping faithful to his roots in bass music. Grab all four tracks below, and keep an eye out for the man because you never know when he’ll give away an EP’s worth of tunes away for free.

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After a little break off during Halloween festivities, we return into a new month and a new GDD guest mix. This week, we bring you the jackin bass-heavy sounds of Mob Serenade. The UK-based duo have been on a warpath of production that is seeing support from the likes of Laidback Luke, T. Williams, Doorly, Zinc, Roska, and more. ranging from the deepest to the biggest. I’ve been a personal fan of theirs since I first hear their tracks on Shadow Child’s RINSE FM show, and I couldn’t be happier that they we’re keen on doing a mix for us.  This is an hour long of some of the best in UK house and the likes, so get ready to “smile and shake a leg” as they specifically put it! Welcome to November, and enjoy :)

TRACK LISTING:
Cause & Affect – Poppin
Low Steppa – Simples
Josh Butler – Keep Movin
Taneli – You (Taneli’s Tool Edit)
Disclosure – Help Me lose my mind Ft London Grammar (Paul Woolford Dub)
Crystal Fighters – L.A Calling (The Golden Boy Remix)
Eats Everything & Justin Martin – The Getup
Kry Wolf – Concrete
Disclosure – Grab Her
Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo – I Refuse
Motez – Call My Name (Kry Wolf Remix)
Look Right Through (MK DUB 111)
Double 99 – Rip Groove
Breach – Jack
Javeon – Love song (Shadow Child Remix)
Mob Serenade – Inside Live
Mr Oizo – Flat beat
French Fries – Yo Vogue
Mob Serenade – Out of Time
Friend Within – The Renegade

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As the first introduction to UK based Luxury‘s SoundCloud career, a curious record by the title of “J.A.W.S” has surfaced with the caption, “Out soon on Method Records. Produced with Disclosure.” Letting the music speak for itself, a bright synth driven record grounds the piece as the syncopated percussion adds a heavy splash of dance to the track. You hear Disclosure in the drums and Luxury certainly makes his presence known with the synth line but it will be interesting to see what the young producer can accomplish on his own.

In a year that’s seen the fusion of genres like garage and house reach a fever-pitch, UK bass producer Hostage has been at the forefront of the sound. He’s giving away a pumping, low-end monster in the form of Nowhere to Hide. With a thick, bubbling bass and jacking drums, this tune could fit nicely in many an arsenal.

HOSTAGE – Nowhere to Hide [FREE DOWNLOAD] by HOSTAGE

Perhaps for the better, LA has temporarily lost one of its top producers to the UK. Yung Taylor Freels, who goes by the name Urulu, has quickly established himself atop the ranks of sophisticated house listeners with a grip of chart-topping tracks on Exlpoited, petFood, and most recently Needwant. He’s reworked The Weeknd’s ‘Twenty Eight‘ into a balearic symphony of warm pads and soft vocal croons. If you find yourself sailing around with a bevy of babes, you’d most definitely want to impress with this tune, however, it still pairs very well with your morning coffee. Grab the free download below.

Lonely Weekend (Free DL) by Urulu

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Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting Jeremy Glenn for our GDD™ Guest Mix feature, and this time around, we’re bringing you some more hand-picked rising talent. The Arizona native and current California resident, Young Blackmail aka Blair, is as versatile as it gets being a multi-instrumentalist, producer, DJ, and vocalist. He has provided an excellent mix that displays style and eclecticism as it features everything from hip-hop slow jams to UK style sounds. Young Blackmail‘s future plans include releasing solo material in the coming months, as well as a new EP in the next couple of weeks with his partner, Zander, in their group named Traveler. Stay tuned for more updates, and in the meantime, enjoy this week’s GDD™ Guest Mix below (tracklist after the jump).
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A massive 12 song compilation dropped today compliments of Moda Black. The roster of artists appearing in the package is a dream-team of rising stars like Disclosure, Eats Everything, Nick Monaco, and Kill Frenzy. I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite out of the bunch, as the tunes vary from the deep house camp over to the peak-time warehouse vibe. Expect to hear a fair bit of this compilation this summer, especially since Moda Black’s label heads are none other than BBC1′s Jaymo & Andy George. Pick up a copy on iTunes or Amazon. Check out previews after the jump.

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UK bass monger Hostage has been a GDD favorite since our inception. From 4 am warehouse anthems to growling sub-bass monsters, he’s produced a wide variety of tunes that speaks of his talent. He has a forthcoming release called the Creep EP on Herve‘s new label named ‘Deep Thrills’. While they might appear more subdued than some of his other releases, they all pack that fat square bassline that’s distinctively UK and also incorporate 2-step/garage influenced percussion lines that have me itching for it to drop next month.

Last March in Miami during WMC, I had the pleasure of playing alongside soft-spoken T.E.E.D. at a couple gigs. His live show was spectacular, and his DJ sets were some of the most forward sounding that I had heard during the entire conference. Plus, I’m pretty sure I remember fetching him a gin & soda. Or was it gin & tonic? Regardless, he announced today a UK tour which commences the 2nd of February in Cardiff. He’s also giving away a gorgeous track called ‘Dream On’, which is so wonderfully produced that I’m surprised it isn’t on a forthcoming EP.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs 2012 UK Tour

02-Feb    Cardiff, Club Ifor Bach
03-Feb    Oxford, Bullingdon
04-Feb    Liverpool, Chibuku
05-Feb    Glasgow, King Tuts
07-Feb    Newcastle, Other Rooms
08-Feb    Nottingham, Bodega
09-Feb    Manchester, Deaf Institute
10-Feb    Leeds, Hi Fi Club
11-Feb    Sheffield, The Plug
15-Feb    Bristol, Thekla
16-Feb    London, Heaven
17-Feb    Southampton, Orange Rooms
18-Feb    Brighton, Digital

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Dream On