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Coachella 2013 lineup revealed
Ultra Music Festival Phase 2
Crosstown Rebels Celebrates 10 Years with Global Tour
• Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Eats Everything, and More to Appear on ‘Dirtybird Players’
Maor Levi Releases His Remix of The Killers
Massive Attack announce live collaboration with documentary maker Adam Curtis

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• City of Miami allows two weekends of Ultra
Boiler Room x House of Vans Party
Dubfire and Adam Beyer to make NYC club debuts at Marquee
• AndDrop! EP Is The #1 Release on Beatport
Crystal Castles announce global tour
Lapalux gets Nostalchic

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(THE CREW via @lauradambuleff)

It’s an age-old illness of the mind. Once the clock strikes March, there’s only one thing on our minds here at GDD™ and that one thing never seems to disappoint. We’re talkin’ MIAMI. This year Troy Kurtz, jonahberry, BONES, and burn unit made their way down to the Magic City for Electronic Music’s annual non-vacation vacation. Here’s some of the best of what we caught during the week. Continue Reading

Just in time for all your Miami festivities Boys Noize Records will be unleashing its third annual Miami Noize Compilation. The compilation features a combination of label friends (such as Digitalism) and BNR’s unique and talented artists.  Miami Noize will showcase new gems from Spank Rock, Djedjotronic, SCNTST, Jan Driver, Bart B More & Felix Cartal, Shadow Dancer, Strip Steve, Jence, BS1, Audionite and ELAX.

Check out the Miami Noize preview after the jump!

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It’s only perfect that Fake Blood‘s record label is called BLOOD MUSIC– but more importantly because of the procured artists that fit into his regime. The UK-based Ado is a prime recruitment, releasing The Ultra EP this week on the label. With 3 big Techno favorites and a self-inflicted remix, Ado’s EP is literally a 4-banger. My personal fav “Age” is a bleeping good time. See for yourself what everyone else said below!

Ado – Age (Original Mix) √+
Ado – Age (Ado’s Solstice Mix)

Clouds: “This was always going to be amazing and yes, yes it is.”
Boys Noize: “nice, will check on floor”
Andy George: “Holy Mother of God. Age is huge. Will be supporting in a big way!”
2manydjs: “Love Age, choon”
Crookers: “All the tracks are stoopid tremors!”
Tony Senghore: “Truly exciting stuff!”
His Majesty Andre: “Incredibly Huge”
Jack Beats: “Ultra is a banger”
Riton: “oh this is fresh”
Harvard Bass: “This EP is well put out! I’m really into The Ultra, definitely adding to my set.”
A-Trak: “Bleep bleep bleep. Good stuff”
Boy*bit: “The Ultra is right up my street. Definitely looking forward to playing The Ultra and Voids”
NT89: “love it big time!”
Hey Today!: “Love it!”
Rynecologist: “Wow! Amazing! Definitely making a way into my set! Massive release!”
Boris Dluglosch: “Amazing, playin all tracks”
Tommie Sunshine: “this is simply perfect music.I’m speechless”

*If you want the full 320 tunage, I encourage you to pick up Ado’s The Ultra EP on Beatport. Support this dude.


Fresh off of massive performances at Ultra and SXSW and prepping for an equally massive US tour, ZEDS DEAD have gotten love from everyone from BBC Radio 1’s Kissy Sell Out to GQ Magazine to Much Music (Canada’s MTV, remember?) while maintaining the signature raw energy of their live shows alongside the elegant brutality of their productions.

You’ve been chomping at the bit on our GDD Facebook since we announced this release, so without further ado it is my distinct pleasure to present to you ZEDS DEAD – 1975.  Full track download, tour dates and a video of Christiano Ronaldo’s righteously (ridiculously) sexy Russian girlfriend Irina Shayk grinding dirty to the track in her intimate wear.  Seriously…

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Tomorrow, the debut album from New Yorkers Designer Drugs, is set to drop on Ultra Records. With Hardcore/Softcore, I’d say the duo have hit the nail on the head title-wise, producing an ambitious record of musical binaries that ranges from dirty overdriven electro, to mellow sounding electro-house. Finally out on a full length, ‘Drop Down’ is a fan favorite that I’m sure you dirty dancers are already familiar with, while recent release ‘Through The Prism’ is a dark and sinister electro banger.

‘Dead Meat’ is a minute long squelchy dubstep interlude, which provides some cheeky respite between the jacking rave anthem ‘Face Melter’, and the disco infused ‘Crazy For You’ which features the alluring vocals of Norwegian singer Annie.

Album finale ‘Into the Light’ holds an alarming similarity to sped up Justice, and the music of futuristic indie trio Muse, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it just serves to illustrate that Designer Drugs have cast the genre net pretty wide with this album. Something I’m glad about, because listening to 60 minutes of abrasive punk-infused electro with no contrast is something that would do my head in. I’d love to hear them explore the avenues they hint at in soundbites: ‘Dead Meat’ and the classically progressive ‘Purgatory’, because they just seem to hang there, teasing the listener rather than providing a cohesive stepping stone to the next track.

Yet that’s the only criticism I have, because overall Hardcore/Softcore is an impressive and versatile debut, placing Designer Drugs among the frontrunners in American electro-house today. You can expect a whole lot more from these guys.

Get your mitts on: ‘Crazy For You’, ‘Drop Down’, ‘Face Melter’, ‘Into the Light’, and ‘Through The Prism’

Ultra are currently giving away Drop The Lime‘s remix of ‘Through The Prism’, so cop it here:

Designer Drugs – Through The Prism (Drop The Lime Remix) by ultrarecords