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
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
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.
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.
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). DOWNLOAD
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.
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
August bank holiday weekend is always a highlight in a music savvy Londoner’s diary. It’s the one weekend in the summer where the capital takes its partying to new levels with Notting Hill Carnival, and a host of other events scattered around the city. For South-West London, the weekend is now known for the annual SW4 Festival, an integral massive in the dance music calendar boasting an impressive lineup across two days. We were there last Sunday to check it out.
What’s good Dirty Dancers? With the summer just around the corner, we’ve taken the liberty to put together a guide amassing Europe’s best EDM festivals, for your perusal. The guide will be easily accessible and on the right hand side of the blog all summer. We’ll be keeping it updated as fresh names are added to each bill.
So without further ado, European festival season kicks off after the jump…