With a big festival week on our hands, we went behind the emerald curtain and into the studio with Hook N Sling to watch him break down his recent remix of The Presets‘ “Fall”. From the synth leads to bassline, from buildup to the drop, watch (above) as the Aussie producer takes the original vocal and sends it straight to the main stage…
GDD favorites Pleasurekraft are back with a HUGE collab release with friends Jaceo and Vedic, unleashing the brutally infectious tech house their known for. Here’s what they had to say:
“On the heels of our “American Hustle” EP – we are back with our boys Jaceo & Vedic – this time on Bitten Records with our ’313 (Detroit Calling)’ EP. Named after the city’s area code – lyrically the track is an homage to the city’s resilience in the face of constant hardships – to give birth to a musical genre and movement that has touched the lives of millions around the world.
The flip side – “212″ is not actually named after New York City’s dialing code as one might suspect – but is rather the temperature (in fahrenheit) that water turns from a liquid into a gas (pretty fucking hot). The words – courtesy of the one and only Ray Winstone – from the incredible film “Sexy Beast” – underscore that hot feeling we’ve all experienced in our favorite neighborhood ‘sweat on the walls’ nightclub. Ok so maybe it wasn’t 212 fahrenheit in the club – but you get the point!”
Detroit’s Berlin-based Jimmy Edgar is on a mission to manifest dance culture on a level deeper than any bass can drop. Synthesizing his passions for esoteric philosophy and ‘90s club music, Edgar announces a new EP, label launch, and special projects with fellow multimedia mystics Machinedrum and Pilar Zeta.
Read more + listen to the tracks (after the jump)
The new label ULTRAMAJIC‘s first release is Edgar’s new EP, Hot Inside, out June 10th. Hot Inside struts with libidinous abandon and oozes supernatural essence. The title track opens Hot Inside with a filtered diva wail, cavernous beats, and warped techno grooves. “Shout” is a pulsating electro stomper, riddled with vocal loops, oscillating synths, and shuffling syncopation. “Strike” is a stripped down jacking track that soars into an infinite fade.
Jimmy went on to talk about the origin of the EP’s production:
“These tracks were started in South America when I was at Machu Picchu and on a sort of metaphysical adventure down there during December,” Edgar explains. Keeping his body music’s sensuous aura, Edgar intensifies his dancefloor focus, inspired by his extensive remix work and DJ gigs. “I’m booked every weekend this year on almost every continent.” In 2012, Edgar did over thirty remixes, including a Portishead edit he made hours before his Boiler Room set with Hotflush’s Scuba.
The belgian dynamic duo Mumbai Science are back on the scene with another forthcoming 1975 EP on Lektroluv, this time creating a hilarious karaoke like video for the B-side single “Models.” Smiley face censored human beings dance atop uptempo light-hearted techno while an auto-type esque woman’s voice chants out the names of super models from around the world. A really funny video thats probably great for background visuals during sets, check it out above and look out for the release coming June 24th!
The clouds have finally broken as HARD maestro Destructo has finally dropped his much anticipated HIGHER EP today, being released on both OWSLA and Boysnoize Records (and making for one hell of a debut). CO-produced with U-Tern, The EP single features a special extended mix, along with 2 monstrous remixes from Tommy Trash and Brodinski, both flexing their styles respectively onto the already anthemic original. The package also includes the B side “2112″, which highlights Destructo’s obsession with technology and futuristic sounds as the bouncing bass ebbs and flows from beginning to end.
Listen below, and make sure to pick up the EP today on Beatport!
In the next installment of his Hot Sex giveaway series, Valentino Khan shows us an uptempo side of his production – perhaps an influence of his recent tour w/ The Bloody Beetroots? Or just his transformation into new genres? This is definitely a high-energy rollercoaster ride, even villainous in its tone! Listen for yourself and grab it below…
The Vancouver native Sleepy Tom has quickly made a name for himself with his viral remixes across the blogosphere and an especially wide supported take on Diplo’s “Set It Off”. Today, his debut original EP was just released worldwide on Fool’s Gold Records, already gaining support from the likes of A-Trak, Mat Zo, GTA, and Style Of Eye (to name only a few). I gave this a listen today and haven’t been able to pick a favorite – these are all seriously huge tracks that we can guarantee you’ll hear across the festival circuit this summer. Check them out below, and pick up the Currency EP today on Beatport!
Last summer the trifecta of Porter Robinson, The M Machine, and Mat Zo set out on a 2 month bud tour across North America, unleashing not only a wave of incredible music but also reflecting the energy fused from the 3 acts in unison. This 23 minute mini-doc depicts a great tale of life on the road, how everything comes together and how everything came to be.
ALSO – Big shout outs on this to our dear homies The M Machine on this tour who not only are still doing what we know them best for (5:36 – pedestrians hunting out good coffee) but also show everyone that they are their own roadies in every sense of the duty. PLUS – rockin the GDD shirt @ 9:16! When it all comes together, it made for a memorable summer tour that was like no other for these young and talented individuals.
One of our favorite Aussies has just written his main stage answer to the summer. The man, the myth Wax Motif has yet again created a monster; this soars into a buildup only to then let you flail across a grinding and winding bassline through the entire track. The cosmic-like breakdown then lets you catch your brain before then pushing you out into a melodic finish. Definitely worth the FREE download below….
It’s time for the weekend – and what better way to kick it off with a special HARD edition of The Dirt, bringing you (15) tracks to pump all the way through. We welcome the HARD bossman Destructo to the selection, along with his #2, mister D BELL himself and our very own BONES. Some of these you can download (where you see the DL link given), but some you just have to listen and wait because they’re either too good to be FREE or their quite frankily not even out yet. All in all, gems abound. Dig in, my weekend warriors.
Listen & Download (after the jump)
DESTRUCTO’S PICKS: Boys Noize – Go HARD The first single off Alex’s coming EP, this one is a concoction of bouncey Acid into the trap-inspired breakdown. The product is a rave jump-off for the festival season.
Daft Punk – Giorgio by Moroder Learn a history lesson with this timeless original from the new full length Random Access Memories. LISTEN HERE
Disclosure ft. Jessie Ware – Confess to me The much-anticipated full length from Disclosure called “Settle” drops next week, and this is already the track with the highest energy on the album (not to mention the addition of Jessie Ware’s powerful vocals once again). LISTEN HERE
Destructo – Higher (Brodinski Remix) Forthcoming off the HIGHER EP, the Frenchman amps his remix into full throttle techno. Expect to hear this one all summer long. LISTEN HERE
Kill Frenzy – Up N Up Forthcoming unreleased track from the Belgian dirtybird, be on the lookout for this one, no preview even available yet!
¡BONUS! Destructo – Live @ EDC Chicago 5.24.2013
D BELL’S PICKS All of my picks are guaranteed to make you bounce. And i love jams that make me bounce. I have a squeaky office chair, so i don’t know how much my co-workers enjoy it when I listen to these in the office. But I can’t help myself. And at this point I am ok with sounding like two co-eds fucking in a college dorm room while I work because these tracks get me through the day.
Disclosure – When a Fire Starts to Burn Disclosure’s unbelievable debut LP finally gets released on 6/4. There are so many stand outs on the LP, but i’m picking this particular track because one of the Lawrence brothers played live bass on stage when they performed it at Coachella. The bass line is just too good, and the live feel that they brought to this track during their set really got the crowd grooving. It’s deep, dark, and groovy – everything I love about good House bass lines.
Yolanda Be Cool – A Baru In New York Yolanda Be Cool delivers another House banger with this bouncy track released in April. It’s dirty, slightly off beat, and features middle eastern chanting. What else do you need to know?
Justin Martin – Ghettos and Gardens (Claude VonStroke Beverly Hills Coyote Mix) This track has been out for at least 6 months at this point, but I still can’t get enough of it. It’s got the signature Dirty Bird Booty Bass that we all know and love, but this track’s melody gets me going every time I hear it. It’s really catchy. I find myself humming it in the shower weekly.
Alex Metric & Mark Yardley – Illium I’ve been listening to this track off of Alex’s excellent Ammunition pt. 3 EP non stop for the past month. Alex Metric has been killing it lately, consistently releasing some of the best techno out there today. Get on the Alex Metric train quickly if you haven’t already.
Pusha T – Numbers On The Boards I had to include this one although it’s a straight-up hip hop track. It’s just plain ole vicious.
BONES PICKS Gorgon City – Freeze Brand new one from my favorite collaborative project right now, Foamo & Rack N Ruin have been crushing with their production and are finally get the recognition they deserve for their heavy-hitting garage grooves. Can’t wait to see these guys live @ HARD Summer!
Ninetoes – Finder This right now in this moment is my favorite track, whether playing in sets or just on my computer to get me through the day. This is the new “Round Table Knights – Calypso” in my book, but with more of an Oliver $ pace of vibe. A summer anthem for sure, get lost in this Bahama-mama.
Astronomar – Pay Attention Had to support my boy Mar and his new label project Main Course w/ Neoteric and Bot. This track is a staple in my bigger sets right now, and pops off huge with its bubbling lead and fat club kick. Grab it for FREE and support the dude!
Storm Queen – Look Right Through (MK III Dub) Yet another MK version of the classic, I love this one for my sets because it intros with a sole vocal that sets the energy high from the get go. As soon as the first chords hit in, tell me if hair doesn’t raise on your back.
Groovebox – Brooklyn A current leader in the Beatport Tech House charts, I only just heard this first last week in Chicago and its been in my playlist ever since. Great rolling bassline accompanied by a dirty vocal sample from Biggie Biggie Biggie. Fans of Pleasurekraft, UMEK, and Green Velvet will be ALL OVER this one.