Acid House legend and king of the Roland 303, DJ Pierre, is a DJs DJ. Going strong since the late 80s, the Chicago stalwart is as relevant as ever; playing Coachella this past April, performing special guest sets on the BODY HIGH label tour last month in North America, and most recently, releasing a new remix for Spanish Techno producer, Dosem, out on LA-based Halocyan Records a week from today.
Ahead of the release, Pierre has put together an expansive mix for XLR8R of which he explains, “I wanted to disregard any rules or expectations, and I just dove in.” We love that. But don’t expect an hour of Acid here, as DJ Pierre has included a range of tastes making for a solid arrangement with numerous subgenres fitting under the big House umbrella. Download here and head over to the XLR8R Soundcloud to listen, and as a bonus, check a preview of DJ Pierre’s remix of Dosem’s “Atica” below.
Todd Edwards is a G. Besides his obvious accolades like working with the robots on multiple albums and releasing scores of singles and remixes in his 20+ year career, his vocal reconstruction technique in productions (along with another G, Marc Kinchen) has truly set him apart over the rollercoaster ride of dance music in America since the 90s. To call Todd Edwards an innovator would be absolutely spot on, which is why the reputable XLR8R asked him to put together an hour long selection for their new mix series, Innovators.
This is honestly one of the better mixes that I’ve heard in a while, and the high number of quality unreleased tracks that Edwards has included in here is just splendid. Get it on ya. √+
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Lots of good music coming out of Leeds these days, as recently made evident by Transmission Collective member Wolf Cub, who has put together a fantastic remix of “Gold” from bursting Lancaster duo, Bondax. Premiering yesterday on XLR8R, Wolf Cub’s remix of the popular original track incorporates feel good chords and finds itself useful for your upcoming pool party and/or late night closing track. Stream below and download the 320 over on XLR8R. √+
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Although we don’t post as much Minimal on GDD™ as I would like, it is still important to honor and support the great artists of the genre, which is why I’ve devoted this post to two fantastic mixes from the oustanding, deep, and groovy Magda. Originally from Poland, Magda has also lived in two cities renowned for their definitive taste in Minimal Techno: Detroit and Berlin, where she befriended the legendary Richie Hawtin and was brought in to the Minus family. Just recently, Magda announced that she was leaving the imprint along with labelmates, Troy Pierce and Marc Houle, to focus on their label, Items & Things. After initially reading this information thanks to the fine people at XLR8R, I decided to go back into my Radio 1 Essential Mix vault to pull out Magda’s incredible two hour recording, and two weeks later, XLR8R had commissioned her for a podcast to mark the seminal resignation from Minus. These are two very well thought out and well put together mixes from a woman at the forefront of her field. I can’t wait to see what the future of Items & Things has in store for us!
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