Relive Camelphat’s impressive Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1

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British DJ/producer duo CamelPhat are a creative match made in heaven for deep house enthusiasts. When the long-running duo of Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala met while indulging their shared youthful obsession over vinyl at Liverpool’s 3B Records, little did the pair know that a Grammy nod was in the cards for their rare pop crossover club hit, “Cola” — which has now gone platinum after dominating the charts in 2017.

Following their b2b set with Solardo at EDC Las Vegas recently, the duo now brings their impressive BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix to fans for repeated listening pleasure. The two-hour mix stands as a testimony to Camelphat’s expert curation and penchant for vibrant house music, as the duo moves through Adriatique‘s “Voices From The Dawn,” Catz ‘N Dogz‘s remix of Claptone‘s “Under The Moon,” and, of course, a handful of their own singles in “Dopamine Machine” and “The Solution.”

View the official tracklist here.

Loge21 make fearsome Deadbeats debut with ‘Charms’

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Parisian production duo Loge21 have made their debut on the Zeds Dead-championed Deadbeats imprint with their newest track, “Charms.” The better part of Loge21’s release catalogue has been with fellow-Frenchman Tchami‘s Confession imprint, under which they released breakout hits, “Flip The Funk” and “Drop That.” Now Loge21 has secured a co-sign from DC and Hooks, proving to be a fitting match up for the group’s new delivery. “Charms” brings the aggressive house the Loge21 boys are known for, while also lending itself to the bass-abundant Deadbeats design. Seared into the track’s four-on-the-floor fabric are jagged wobble bass and metallic synth stabs, while pitched-up vocals float over the breathy interludes.

Zeds Dead have always had a penchant for inventive bass house, which partly why their occasional team-ups with Jauz have proven to be so successful. With Loge21 toeing that same line with their growing catalog, expect the up-and-coming Frenchmen to fit in with the Deadbeats roster more frequently going forward.

Catch a vibe with Colby J’s new ‘Mid Summer Night’s Dream’ mixtape

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Colby J is building a name for himself concocting well-rounded blends of disco, funk, soul, and blog era house, bringing his deep crates together to create a growing series of dynamic mixtapes. While there’s no shortage of LA-based up-and-comers tinkering with 808 drum arrangements and 909 snares, Colby J rather draws his inspiration in the likes of LCD, Soulwax, Tiga, and Holy Ghost, among others, and his indie-dance sensibilities undoubtedly shine in his newest mixtape titled “Mid Summer Night’s Dream.” For those with a sophisticated palate looking for an exceptionally well balance mix, reach for some headphones and turn on Colby J’s newest mixtape.

With a growing list of upcoming shows, and with his debut original material rumored to be in the works, expect Colby J to keep providing soothing sonics all summer long.

T R A C K L I S T

1. Shock Machine – “Open Up The Sky” (Soulwax Remix)
2. Mura Masa – “Love$ick” ft. A$AP Rocky (Four Tet Remix)
3. Robert Palmer – “Every Kind Of People” (JN Multicultural Multitrack Mix)
4. My Neighbor Is – “Little Freak”
5. Sadevillain – “Hold On Vaughn”
6. RockNRolla Soundsystem – “Morganton North Carolina”
7. Led Zeppelin – “Whole Lotta Love”
8. Adrian Gurvitz – “New World”
9. Mary Wilson – “Red Hot” (NY Edit)
10. Minako Yoshida – “Black Moon”
11. Devandra Banhart – “Santa Maria de Feira”
12. Cerrone – “Hooked” (Kon Remix)
13. JKriv – “The Queen On Her Throne”
14. J.M. Black – “Lipstick” (Shout)
15. Jean Guy Ruff – “Covergirl”
16. Paul Rudder/Tete De La Course – “Makin’ The Magic”
17. Stephene Deschezeaux – “On The Line”
18. Dimitri From Paris – “Flight To Jamaica”
19. Felix Leifur – “Berg Toppur” (Hidden Spheres Rocky Top Remix)
20. The Revenge – “Conkers”
21. Sharpio – “Dance Drone (We Can Make Your Body Move)”
22. Oliver Boogie – “Can’t Get Away”
23. Blutch – “Time After Time”

 

6.2 – The Echoplex (Silverlake)b2b Rambo w/ Darius, Kartell (Live)
6.20 – Friends w/ Benefits @ The Friend Bar w/ Adam After Hours
7.21 – The Saguaro (Palm Springs)w/ Sabio

Good Morning Mix: Neptune Project spin 3 hours of Anjunabeats Classics

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Who can appreciate an energizing bit of nostalgia set at a high tempo to kick off the morning? We certainly can.

Behold — trance duo Neptune Project have released their three-hour Anjunabeats Classics set in full, which they recorded at a boat party in Australia earlier in the year. They’ve spun quite a walk, or should we say, “run,” down memory lane, opening on an ethereal note with Above & Beyond‘s ambient number “Tokyo,” and continue on into the Tri-State classic, “Stealing Time.” The journey kicks off from there, launching into an array of Anjunabeats treasures from stalwarts like Andy Moor, Andrew Bayer, Luminary, Super8 & Tab, and more.

Enjoy the ride.

Sunday Morning Medicine: Jesse Woolston bathes breathtaking ambient in otherworldly visuals

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The electronic music world is constantly evolving. With new technology making its creation more accessible than ever, the question of what pushes it forward becomes more prominent. Live elements and sets are currently in vogue, with artists exploring the cutting edge with diverse instrumentation, complex rigs, and bands.

But what goes beyond that? Jesse Woolston’s vision might be the answer. He’s dipped his toes into multiple mediums, and is now merging them into one. As a base, the New Zealand-born producer’s brand of electronica is cinematic, and layered with precision. Though his roots are in the drums, he has a keen ear for melody, creatively stitching together piano chords, cello, synth, and samples into ethereal soundscapes that hit the mind at profound angles.

µstructure brings together is unique musical talents and his knack for visual design, telling a sensory story that creates a new reality while jump-starting a meditative state. Its release came alongside giant installations that were stationed around the globe.

“When it comes to the process behind my writing, I often lean on two contrasting inspirations. The former being technology and the intricacy and precision of programming while the latter being nature, environments, and unrestricted emotion,” he explained on his Facebook. He accomplishes this well in µstructure. Its opener, for example, opens with an eerie piano that bares a resemblance to Max Richter’s “Organum;” albeit, more intricate despite its lighter weight.

Much of the EP is formless, yet at the same time, catches and maintains attention through its duration. Ironically, µstructure’s title track is lacking in definition, yet it’s haunting, drawn-out notes and innovative sound design make it brilliant nonetheless. Sonic waves crescendo and decrescendo strategically in “Movement” and “Design In Motion,” whilst “Lambent 01” creates intrigue in its minimalism.

Mellow and entrancing, µstructure makes an outstanding standalone candidate for this week’s Sunday Morning Medicine.

Midnight Kids beautifully reimagine The Temper Trap’s ‘Sweet Disposition’

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Often times, a remix effort overcompensates in order to try and do the original justice, it happens time and time again — luckily, that isn’t the case with Midnight Kids‘ remix of The Temper Trap’s iconic “Sweet Disposition.”

Midnight Kids are a relatively new duo that has locked in impressive official remixes for the likes of The Chainsmokers, Zedd, and Louis The Child, recently amassing over 1 million streams on SoundCloud without any original music out yet. The mysterious duo radiates fresh energy from tune to tune as they infuse each remixed track with their uniquely upbeat melodies and crafty productions.

“We listened to this song in times when we were down or lost and really had no other option than to just get lost in the music,” the duo says of their remix. “We all go through hard times and have that song we listen to. Well this is that song for us.”

Midnight Kids’ take on The Temper Trap‘s “Sweet Disposition” is marked by a beautifully crafted atmospheric appeal, designed to pulls on the listeners’ heartstrings. The track’s lyrical accents melt on top of swelling percussion builds, introducing a goosebump-inducing drop that’s primed for summer dance floor action.

Bishu gives up new freebie with heavy trap flip of Comethazine’s ‘Bands’

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Bishu has released a heavy-handed trap remix of Comethazine’s single, “Bands,” that definitely isn’t for the faint-hearted. It’s a festival trap build that culminates in growling bass, industrial percussion, and flanger play. From hip-hop to hard trap, this Bishu remix flips the chill disposition of the original mix upside down as the drop divulges into high-energy, sinister trap replete with robotic, purring low-end blows.

Known for his versatility in style, Bishu has produced varieties of EDM from electro pop to heavy trap. The young Canadian producer has a stacked list of credentials, with releases on Monstercat, Trap Nation, and Elysian Records along with collaborations featuring Quix and Nina Sky. This time, he’s worked from a piece from St. Louis rapper Comethazine’s catalog for his first hip-hop vocal project.

Download the track for free here.

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We can’t stop listen to Tyler, the Creator’s hot new one-take track, ‘435’

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Tyler, the Creator is keen on surprises. He’s dropped off a steady stream of one-offs since his deeply personal Flower Boy LP last year, and now, “because why not,” he’s followed a string of tweets with another new one-off track and in-studio video.

“435” samples Saint Etienne’s “4:35 In The Morning” and was recorded while Tyler was on tour in Philadelphia. Albeit brief, clocking in under two minutes, it’s another indication of just how versatile the former Odd Future rapper really is. He’s since claimed that’s it not “an indication of how future things will sound.”

Recently, in a cover story with Complex ahead of his new album, A$AP Rocky claimed that Tyler has already been working on the follow-up to Flower Boy, explaining, “Tyler’s new shit is crazy. I’m not even lying, honestly, sonically he challenged himself in a different way,” he says. “It’s not even like Flower Boy. His next album is a new wave.”

Omar LinX and Hunter Siegel connect once again on ‘Celebrate’

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For years, Toronto rapper, Omar LinX has been aligning himself with prominent faces in the EDM domain – most extensively with fellow Canadians and ubiquitous producer duo  Zeds Dead, most notably on their lauded 2012 Victor EP. LinX’s coarse, vigorous delivery of his feverishly conscious raps is the ideal accompaniment for a dubstep track.

Most recently, LinX has lent his ominous, provocative vocals to another distinguished Canadian electronic act and close associate of DC and Hooks, Hunter Siegel, for their collaborative track, “Celebrate.” Siegel’s dark, driving dubstep-influenced production flows flawlessly beneath LinX’s aggressively cerebral rapping. This isn’t the first time the two have linXed up either, in fact, the two have proven to be a formidable pairing in the past as LinX is heard spitting his hell-bent rhymes over Siegel’s production in both 2015’s “Back To You,” and 2016’s “621.”

Major Lazer take on classic OutKast sample in new “Fire (Spotie) remix

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We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: Random White Dude Be Everywhere. 

Diplo has been on an absolute tear lately. In the last two weeks, he’s dropped a radio-ready party cut with Lil Pump for Deadpool 2, he’s debuted an already highly acclaimed disco project dubbed Silk City with Mark Ronson, delivered a summer time jam with frequent collaborator MØ, oh… and scored the World Cup’s 2018 anthem with a comeback-primed Will Smith. But Diplo’s month-long flexing spree wouldn’t be complete without a Major Lazer giveaway, so now the trio have come through with a boisterous dancehall remix that’s perfect for Memorial Day Weekend poolside playlists.

Taking on Jus Now, Dismantle, and Busy Signal’s “Fire (Spotie)” anchored around he horn breakdown of OutKast’s seminal “SpottieOttieDopaliscious,” Major Lazer inject the uninhibited dancehall belter with an additional burst of dance floor appeal and a wild modified jungle break. The original tune, which came by way of Trinidad-meets-UK duo Jus Now and Busy Signal, who famously lended vocals to Major Lazer’s groundbreaking “Watch Out For This,” is now getting a full circle remix from Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire, as the Mad Decent helmer just continues to be the summer’s gift that keeps on giving.

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