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From the radio waves to the festival stages, Fono‘s house anthem “Real Joy” has been rinsed far and wide this year. The single finally got it’s highly anticipated remix package, flexing a club edit from Duke Dumont, a junglist loving take from TC, and our favorite – a chunky jackin flip from house mogul Chris Lake and mysterious collaborator Rrotik. Lake & Rrotik take the cake on this one, giving the original a fat low end and dicing the vocal into its own instrument. Early support for their remix already comes from Gorgon City, Treasure Fingers, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Moguai, Danny Howard, EDX, Max Vangeli, Paul Oakenfold, and Fono himself. Listen to the full stream below and download exclusively on iTunes!

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The UK born collaboration of Chris Lake & Chris Lorenzo struck us right in the feels at the end of last year with their Wicked Games cover, and now take things into the club with their new original “Piano Hand”. Premiered by Annie Mac on her BBC Radio 1 Show, “Piano Hand” features a slick bass line groove, quirky cut­up vocal samples, and a very speed garage­-influenced sound very characteristic of Chris Lorenzo. Listen below, and pick it up today on Beatport!

“It’s a four minute twenty five second rippling beat opus that soars and whooshes but holds down the tempo, using the keys and the Armand Van Helden­esque beat builds and rave snares to push it into the strobelights.” – ­DMC World Magazine

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Chris Lake has returned to his roots in house music. His new original ‘Chest’ is a deep yet energetic winding ride of percussion and rolling bass, taking sounds of the underground to whole new level. The response already has been immense, as his productions are already being supported by the likes of Armand van Helden, Disclosure, MK, Laidback Luke, Kaskade, Oliver Heldens, Mark Knight, Jack Beats, GTA, Treasure Fingers, and many more. Listen below and grab it today on Beatport!

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​Don’t miss Chris Lake on his ORIGINS TOUR, coming to a city near you:

FEB 06 – Cielo – New York
FEB 07 – 301 Live – El Paso
FEB 13 – Ten Nightclub – Newport Beach
FEB 14 – Audio – San Francisco
MAR 05 – Beta – Denver
MAR 20 – U Street Music Hall – Washington DC

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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.

Rifo didn’t just stop with McCartney. The Bloody Beetroots’ new album, HIDE, out on Ultra Music on September 17th will feature an unheard of amount of top-tier collaboration, including legendary team-ups with Peter Frampton, Tommy Lee, Theophilus London, Penny Rimbaud, and more.

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.

I don’t know about you, but I’m still pretty confused by this situation in general. Bloody Beetroots, Ultra Music, Youth, and PAUL McCARTNEY? When I heard about it at first I thought it had to be one of those false stories going around via social media, but to my surprise the Paul was real, and “Out of Sight” is a truly good song. It’s complexity really illuminates Bob’s musical vision, and Sir Paul’s involvement with the song means that he’s still got his ear to the figurative ground that is Pop music. Large ups to Youth for connecting the dots with this one.

Utrecht-based Dem Slackers is riding this wave of dance music explosion like a champ. The dude has had releases on the world’s top dance music imprints including Tiesto‘s Musical Freedom, Dim Mak, and most recently Ultra Music, and word on the streets is that he just finished his latest EP less than a week ago. I suppose we’ll see where that one ends up. On top of his consistent release schedule, Dem Slackers will be starting up a brand new radio show and will be heading up a HUGE showcase night at ADE this year alongside Style of Eye, Mightyfools, and more. With all of this going on, he still had time to put together a pumping Electro House mix exclusively for us here at GDD™. Stream + download below and tracklist after the jump!

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Good morning! Today’s news includes Thomas Bangalter, Kaskade, Carl Cox, Digitalism, Wynn + Ultra, and an editorial on America and Dance Music. Please read on after the jump.

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Italian-born, Los Angeles resident, Congorock, has just released the remix pack for his smasher ‘Ivory’ on Ultra Music today, and it’s suited with an all-star cast of producers including Laidback Luke, The Bloody Beetroots, Mumbai Science, and NT89. Pretty darn serious. Each remix is great on its own as well. Laidback Luke’s new rendition is more of an edit, staying true to Rocco’s initial arrangement while deepening and darkening the original with some additional heavy bass. The Bloody Beetroots stay true to their grungy Electro roots, while Mumbai Science and NT89 bring on the Techno in a big way. Stream the whole EP and take a look at Congorock’s North American tour in June after the jump, and make sure to pick up the EP on Beatport pronto! √+ Continue Reading

Our good buds Ruben and Kevin of No Body just sent over a two-pack of remixes for the Electro anthem from Wolfgang Gartner, ‘There And Back,’ released on Ultra at the end of January. We’ve been saying it for a while, but we fully support these young lads and continue to be impressed with each new original and remix they send our way. Download the Instrumental Remix below and head over to their Soundcloud to pick up the Vocal Remix equipped with a familiar Empire Of The Sun sample. Continue Reading