SANTA BARBARA! If you haven’t heard already, an all-star cast of dance music’s finest including LOUDPVCK, Djemba Djemba, AC SLATER, and Zimmer are coming to town this Saturday night (1/31), and you don’t want to miss them. Featuring a variety of bass music, house, disco, and more, the anticipated event held at the Earl Warren Showgrounds has something for all electronic music listeners to enjoy. Head over to the Facebook event for more info and/or grab your tickets on MusicIsLove.org.
In the meantime, enjoy this mix from the Night Bass don, AC Slater, to get hyped for this Saturday night.
Every element and feeling we’ve grown to be extremely fond of by the works of Parisian legend, Zimmer, have found a way to collectively coexist in his newest remix for Brooke Fraser, entitled ‘Kings & Queens‘. In my opinion, this is his best production to date, it’s been on repeat, and keeps getting more infectious! He was able to transform Brooke’s voice into a spacey, yet majestic tone that seems to echo in our souls while longing for something of a future’s past. You can expect Baptiste’s signature horizontal disco touch, however slowed down a bit, with a deeper futuristic sound. Turn on & float away.
We’re excited to have Zimmer moving to LA in January just short of 2 months to write an All-New EP! See you soon bud!
[Bonus]: His latest prior work was for Aussie Psychedelic pop outfit Wunder Wunder (of Miami Horror descent), entitled ‘Midnight Hours‘ is also something quite special, and shouldn’t go missed. Wash it down as dessert.
We’ve been given the green light to premiere this vibey Kraak & Smaak instrumental remix of Moullinex‘s “To Be Clear,” the third single off of his debut album Flora. Alongside fellow remixers RAC and Zimmer, Kraak & Smaak bring a bit of late-night flavor to the daytime disco smash transforming it with smooth basslines, spacey synths, and percussive accents. Grab your free download below and purchase the “To Be Clear” remix pack on Beatport , iTunes, or on Discotexas for vinyl.
See where you can catch Moullinex live after the jump…
Coming off of a momentous 2013 including performances alongside some of his idols and an appearance on GDD’s Wide Awake Art Car at EDC Las Vegas, SURF AMBASSADOR HENDO enters the new year with a renewed vigor and refined vision for his career. In this mix, he brings us a diverse selection of new, old, and unreleased sun-soaked grooves that bring the heat. Check out the outstanding mix below, but before you jump in, here’s an important message from the man himself…
“As 2014 begins to unfold, I’ve decided to simplify a bit. I will be DJ-ing under the name Hendo come this Spring. This exclusive GDD™ Guest Mix is one of the last mixtapes I will do under the name Surf Ambassador Hendo. With a few songs in the works, some great future lineups, and a fresh twist on my mixing style, I’m really looking forward to spreading The Froth this year as I’m only just getting started…”
Another Month, another Solé Bicycles fixtape mix, another reason to be excited on this Monday that is currently being ruled by the marine layer floating just over my house. But fear not, rain or shine, Zimmer has concocted the ideal ingredients to put some funk in your phalanges and keep your mood sunny no matter what the weatherman says. The first half of the tape consists of rarities & new jams residing in the disco territory as the tape progresses things and gets a bit more housey. Dig in & vibe on, this one feels very good.
Free Download HERE
Pompeya, probably our favorite thing coming out of Russia since vodka, just released quite the single entitled “Power.” The single is jaw-dropping, and the collection of artists jumping onto remix duty is phenomenal, including the likes of: Mario Basanov, Lou Teti, Zimmer, & Lipelis. If thats not enough for you, there is a very limited run of 12” vinyls on Lou’s label, Tigers on a Leash, with hand-silkscreened art that can be bought HERE! Don’t sleep on this, you have the POWER!
Oy oy oy oy oy! Time for my first round of The Dirt and this time I am pairing up with my dear friend from down under, Andrew aka Ubbs from Stoney Roads. I’m sure you’re all aware of the Australian music blog so it’s truly our/my pleasure to have him on board to throw down some tracks for you lot. Feeling very, very UK with this one, be it with British producers or simply the UK vibe. Enjoy.
Between coming back home to Paris after a stay in Mexico and signing with Bond Music Group for bookings, the horizontal disco specialist, Zimmer, was kind enough to create this brand new Paris Plage Summer Tape. With flawless mixing and a tasteful tracklist, you’ll definitely be enjoying warmth and good vibes whether it’s sunny or not. Zimmer has earned the respect of many with his growing catalog of excellent productions as well as mixes, so I highly recommend that you check out this one below.
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YOWSA. Our boy Zimmer really nailed it on this one. There are plenty of solid mixtapes floating around right now but Zimmer’s “Sage Paradis | May Tape” is TOP NOTCH. For anyone into slo-mo, deep, sexy disco + house, this mix is like a handbook of everything new & good over the last few months (along with some shiny hot-off-the-press gems). I mean seriously…Zimmer absolutely nailed this one. This mix is chock full of those “on repeat” tracks that you just can’t get enough of. ”Hémisphère” by Paradis? That’s in there. ”If You Only Knew” by Finnebassen? Yup, that’s in there, too. ”Running From” by Moon Boots? Yuh huh. How bout a Zimmer rework, two tracks by Auxiliary tha Masterfader, some Le Youth, new Flight Facilities and some brand new Poolside? Check, check, check, check and check.
When people talk about mixes with this style or vibe, they always seem to throw in phrases like “just in time for pool season” or “perfect for Summertime”. Well fuck all that: LISTEN TO THIS MIX ANYTIME, ANYWHERE. Daytime, nighttime, poolside, bedside – Zimmer’s horizontal disco mix will do you right.
If you are now a stranger to Zimmer, it will not be for long. The king of horizontal disco will soon be giving your girlfriend hard nips and make her hips move like the Caribbean Queen. His infectious beats are both soothing, yet funky, and are a breath of fresh air from the EDM norm. He is currently represented by North America’s premiere Disco label, Vitalic Noise, and has no plans of slowing down. I had a chance to kick it with him for a couple days and get the inside scoop on the future / past / and present of everything “Zimmer”. As an added bonus, he’s dropped off his newest mix tape and Horizontal Disco Remix Package which is incredibly amazing featuring the works of: Moullinex, Moon Boots, Broke One, Xinobi, Mercury, & Lou Teti.
Interview, Remix Package, & Mixtape After the Jump