Dale Howard - Limit
Stay deep. Smashing bassline by UK Producer Dale Howard.
XLR8R is hands down my favorite electronic music blog on the internetr. Their content and curation is very fresh, cutting-edge, and spot on with their reviews. Today they released their top 100 free downloads as one complete 1.1 GB zip file. Don’t sleep on this one.
SOHN - The Wheel
Heard this massive tune on DJ Koze’s FACT Magazine mix and it’s probably one of my favorite tracks I’ve listened to all year. Check it out.
Bondax - All Inside (free download from XLR8R)
some beautiful ´´post-everything¨ via XLR8R:
"All Inside" is an icy, introspective production lead by chords that move in and out of earshot at a pace not far from taking a relaxed breath. The 17-and-18-year-old Lancaster-based pair proceed to build a pristine post-everything beat that is marked by tuned percussion, side-chained whirls, and thick, gooey chords. The crowning feature is a beautifully chopped-and-rearranged R&B vocal that sounds like it could have stemmed from some forgotten neo-soul record, or perhaps even further back into the days of early rhythm and blues.
FACT mix 387 (June 2013) - DJ Koze
Diverse, eccentric, and upbeat FACT magazine podcast by Germany´s DJ Koze that has been tickling my ears since I put it on. Serious vibes on this one. This podcast is at earworm status.
DJ Koze - Don´t Lose My Mind
From DJ Koze´s heady, psychedelic 2013 album Amygdala, “Don´t Lose My Mind´´ is warm and playful tune that is perfect for a nice stroll with headphones on. Go ahead and wander.
Hobo - Incise
I’m just going to leave this one here.
"Another Minus smasher (and my favorite tune so far this season), this track got the treatment by Maceo Plex at the Amneisa opening, just before heading to Underworld’s ‘Born Slippy’ to finish things up for the day, as well as Uner’s Pulse Radio podcast. It’s, deep, twisted, undulating synth grooved out of Amnesia’s terrace speakers, shaking the floor and vibrating our chests as Maceo danced along, making for one of the most welcome returns to any club a techno fan could have asked for."
When a fire starts to burn, right? And it starts to spread.
She gonna bring that attitude home.
Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde (French)
"Lebanese Blonde" is of my all-time favorite Thievery Corporation songs… and today is the first time I heard it in French! Enjoy the French version of an already stellar track.
Green Velvet - Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)
Walk around like you´re bigger than Prince. Deep.
Joy O - BRTHDTT (Big Room Tech House DJ Tool Tip)
Finally found the name of this song that had been eluding me for a minute. First heard it at one of the Dirtybird parties earlier this year at Mezzanine, and this song sounds damn good on a huge soundsystem, staying true to its name (Big Room Tech House). Joy O really kills it on this wobbly track.
Flume - Left Alone (feat. Chet Faker)
"Left Alone" is probably one of my favorite tracks off Flume’s eponymous LP from 2012. On repeat.
Stan Getz, Antônio Carlos Jobim, João & Astrud Gilberto - Corcovado (Tokimonsta Remix)
Been jammin’ so hard on Verve Remixed: The First Ladies since it was released a little over a week ago. Besides the masterful remix of Ella Fitzgerald’s “Blue Skies” by the one and only Maya Jane Coles (which itself is reason enough to buy the whole album…), Tokimonsta’s take on ”Corcovado” is a must have for some late-evening summer grooving. More to come from this stellar album soon.
The Weeknd - Wicked Games (Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo Remix) [[free download!]]
A bass heavy, deep and unique 126 bpm remix of The Weeknd's “Wicked Games”. The rolling bass in this track just keep coming and undoubtedly causes the floor to erupt. I absolutely love the back and forth pace of this track. Scope the free download that Birmingham’s Hannah Wants released today!
XXYYXX - Tied 2 U
Just finished listening to XXYYXX's eponymous sophomore album. Something sounded quite familiar about the closing track, and it took me a second to realize that “TIED2U” is his interpretation of Jon Brion’s “Strings That Tie To You” from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Very mellow and airy, and a perfect closer to the ethereal album.
**Sidenote: Marcel Everett, aka XXYYXX is 17 years old. Seventeen!! So talented.**