How about some fresh, free G House from our friends Rynecologist & Meech? “Mudafucker” jacks it up and gets inappropriate — just the way we like it. If you were in NY, you may have heard this banging from the WIDE AWAKE Art Car last weekend. Download it FO FREE.
While the commercial dance music sound seems to still be sweeping across the United States like a swarm of locusts, there is an unbelievable amount of tasteful House, Garage, and Bass coming out of the UK, more specifically London, at the moment. Duke Dumont, Bicep, George Fitzgerald, and Dusky should ring a few bells, and there’s a new duo that needs to be included on this list, and they go by the name of Toyboy & Robin. With a solid foot in the House realm, another foot in Bass, and an elbow in R&B, Toyboy & Robin have created a perfect equilibrium of their sound — catchy, grooving, and undeniably danceable. On that note, the gents have put together an impeccable mix for us today, featuring the aforementioned Londoners as well as Nicolas Jaar, Toro y Moi, Todd Edwards, and many more. One of the better mixes I’ve heard in a long time. Make sure to keep an ear out for Toyboy & Robin’s April release “Jaded” in here as well. Top tune. √+
Tracklist: 01. Nicolas Jaar – Can’t See What Is Burning There (Original Mix) 02. Perseus – Russian Girlfriends 03. Ciara – Like A Surgeon (Behling & Simpson Rebax) 04. David August – Instant Harmony (Original Mix) 05. Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club & Lipelis – I Need It (Lovebirds Remix) 06. Storm Queen – Look Right Through [Part 2] (MK Don’t Talk To Me Dub) 07. Fort Romeau – SW9 08. Nicone – Everything So Clear (Marek Hemmann Remix) 09. George FitzGerald – Every Inch (Deetron Remix) 10. Dusky – No More 11. Bicep – Vision Of Love 12. Audiojack – Stay Glued (FCL Weemix) 13. Todd Edwards – Heaven 14. Jessie Ware – No To Love (George FitzGerald Remix) 15. Midland – Bring Joy (2012 Refix) 16. Paleman – All Good 17. Toyboy & Robin – In Need 18. The xx – Night Time 19. Julio Bashmore – Au Seve 20. Ejeca – Horizon 21. Toyboy & Robin – Jaded (Original Mix) 22. Kerri Chandler – Pong (Ben Klock’s Bones & Strings Rework) 23. Toyboy & Robin – What Ya Wanna Do (Acappella) 24. Deadmau5 – Secondary Complications 25. Duke Dumont – The Giver 26. George FitzGerald – Lights Out 27. Plastikman – Spastik (Dubfire Rework) 28. Toro Y Moi – Say That
Welcome back to #FreeWillyWednesdays! We have a very special premiere for you today. Tittsworth and Willy Joy have teamed up to create a monster of a tune called “BAWSE”. As you can see from the generally insane artwork, the song is an homage to Rick Ross, fast food, porn and raves. It starts off with booming big room house drums, goes into a dirty-south-meets-dirty-dutch breakdown, and drops with enough heat to singe your eyebrows. Already seeing the support of some big name DJs, “BAWSE” should go in your peak time crate immediately.
Our very good friends Charles I& Tre have joined forces for a debut collaboration titled, Satellites. A project that has been months in the making, Satellites is a true balance of talent between the two producers — a release characterized by finesse and a shared love of good ol’ fashioned Techno. While the guys originally planned to shop this baby around to some labels, they kindly decided to give it away to the masses for free today. In addition to 3 brand new originals, the Satellites EP also features 3 remixes from a trio of other GDD™ brethren — Casino Gold, Craig Williams, and Damaged Goods. Download all 6 tracks below.
After releasing “Thinking of You” as an exclusive single on Beatport via Scuba‘s Hotflush Recordings back in March, London’s George Fitzgerald has combined the well-received tune (over 130K plays on Soundcloud!) with yet another emotive, ardent club mover, “Nighttide Lover.” The two singles are joined by a “Re-Dub” from Portugal’s Trikk, creating a trifecta ready for the Ibiza season. The EP is available today on Beatport.
After providing a √+ closing set on the GDD™ x Insomniac WIDE AWAKE Art Car last Friday night at Electric Daisy Carnival in New York, MANIK has teamed up with Culprit newcomer, Burnski for the YJG EP — a solid package from the LA-based imprint featuring remixes from Laura Jones and Maxxi Soundsystem (my personal fav), which the collaborators handpicked themselves for the May 27th release. Preview the set below.
Modern day Disco ambassadors, Escort, have announced a new single forthcoming this June 25th titled “Barbarians.” For those not familiar with the NYC ensemble, Escort provide a full, legitimate Disco sound, equipped with a live show featuring up to 17 performers. “Cocaine Blues” was the first tune that really turned me on to the group, and after their debut LP launched in 2011, I’ve always kept an ear out for the idiosyncratic collective. “Barbarians” picks up right where the self-titled debut album left off — flowing vocals and funktastic guitar riffs causing an undeniable urge to dance. Top stuff. √+
In anticipation of Edit Murphy‘s upcoming performance on the WIDE AWAKE Art Car at EDC Chicago on May 26th, we sat down with the Smoke N’ Mirrors rep for a chat about his new Metro EP, Deep Disco, and his thoughts about the first Electric Daisy Carnival in his hometown of Chicago. Additionally, we have a free download of his single, “Keni,” to hand over to you today. It’s a melodic tune brimming with ol’ fashioned feelgoodery, and now it’s yours for free. Read the interview below and make sure to catch Edit Murphy on the GDD™-hosted WIDE AWAKE Art Car in Chicago next Sunday, May 26th.
GDD™: We like to start interviews off here at GDD with a question regarding booze, so what’s your usual drink order? We’ll make sure to stock up the art car with a few…
Edit Murphy: Whiskey seems to do the trick. Every few years I try experiment with drinks. Always have to go back to whiskey.
GDD™: You’ve just released your 3rd EP, ‘Metro,’ on Smoke N’ Mirrors last week, this time featuring 3 of your own originals. Did you choose not to feature remixes in this release to focus more on your own material? Was there anything different in the synthesis of this release compared to ‘Brooklyn Nights’ or ‘Need You’?
EM: I wanted to keep the original tracks together on one EP, as they are all various degrees of my sound. Remixes would have made the release to big to take in. Brooklyn Nights and Need You were very dark and portrayed where I was musically at the time. This new EP spans the different emotions I try to convey in my music
GDD™: What do you think about the lineup for the first EDC Chicago? Who are you excited to check out before/after your set?
EM: Dance music festivals are all the rage right now. They seem to have all bases covered. Cassy and Wolf + Lamb will be highlights.
GDD™: Deep Disco seems to be a term that people have started to use more and more within the past year or so. What do you think it is about Deep House and Disco elements that work so well together?
EM: Disco and Deep House, or House in general has been fused since House began. In my opinion a lot of what Larry Levan and Ron Hardy were playing towards the end of the Disco era was Deep Disco. Very minimal tracks but with so much emotion. A lot of studios and bands around that time were experimenting with the dubbed out production style that led to House.
GDD™: You were out in Austin and Miami this past March. What were a couple of the best parties you played/attended? Any funny late night stories?
EM: The best party in Miami, probably my favorite to date, was a warehouse party where I played with DJ Harvey and Jacques Renault. Osunlade, Maxxi Soundsystem and PillowTalk were outside. Any show with Jacques Renault involved ends in debauchery for sure.
GDD™: Pick one of the following four. Eddie Murphy as: - Prince Akeem – Det. Axel Foley – Sherman Klump – Donkey
EM: Axel Foley
GDD™: And finally, is there anyone else in Chicago that might not be on our radar who is making good tunes at the moment? Any secret sauce songs from them you might be throwing in your set on the 26th?
EM: Chicago is a mecca for dance music. It was born here. That kind of feeling is still around today. Black Madonna is one of my favorites right now. Her music is always in my sets. Both her DJ sets and Production are so on point.
Hard to believe that the multi-city festival known as Electric Daisy Carnival is about to commence this week in New York City, and GDD™ is proud to be teaming up with our friends at Insomniac to book out the Wide Awake Art Car stage this Friday, May 17th. We’ve taken a specific approach to curating the lineup for this event, bringing in a deeper/techier vibe to showcase up and coming acts from New York and beyond, including acts like M A N I K, Meech, Rynecologist, and our good friend Kromo, who has put together a mix that accurately portrays the sound you’ll hear from the Funktion One system this Friday. More info below…
Tracklist: Andrew Bayer feat. Ane Brun – Lose Sight (Ghosting Season Remix) Broken Circuits – Wide Awake (Original Mix) Tube & Berger & Milan Euringer – Lovebreak (Original Mix) Booka Shade – Blackout: White Noise feat. Chelonis R. Jones (Club Mix) John Monkman – Noisily (Original Mix) Kurtz & Bomber – Never Sleeping (Original Mix) Meesha – Feel U (Meech Remix) Disclosure – Control ft. Ria Ritchie (Joe Goddard Remix) Celsius – Holdin’ On (Original Mix) Matt Lange – A Deeper Shade (Original Mix) Jack Dixon – Find Shelter (Original Mix) Strip Steve & Rynecologist – Kicker (Original Mix) Pase Rock – Naked Pics (Brass Fergie Remix) Ian O’Donovan – Crimson Flare (Original Mix) M A N I K – Gotta Have It (Original Mix) Digitaria – Shine (wAFF Sunrise Mix) James Teej – Liking Your Disorder (Original Mix) Bones & Nom De Strip – Shake & Bake (Original Mix) Beckwith – End Of Brooklyn (Original Mix) Benjamin Damage – 010x (Original Mix) The Mekanism – Missing Love (Original Mix) The Finger Prince – Mao (Beats & Drums Version) Kahwe – Anything (Original Mix) Doc Daneeka – Day By Day (Original Mix)
Yesterday, our good mate Doorly put together an 80-minute guest mix for us, featuring a handful of tunes we had never heard before. One of these tunes happened to be the closing track of the mix — a track called “disappearer” under a brand new project, Avec, consisting of Doorly and fellow UK producer, Dave Spoon (aka Shadow Child). “disappeared” is laden with piano and has an uplifting Disco House vibe to it. Oh ya, and did I mention that they brought in Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears for vocals? Yes, they did. And yes, it’s as good as you’d expect from these 3 together. Out on Southern Fried Records soon. √+