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One of Dim Mak‘s newest dancefloor weapons, Matroda, recently rounded a number of his like-minded, heavy house/bass-affiliated counterparts for the deluxe arm of his double-sided The RED Tape EP. BIJOU, ANGELZ, and fellow Dim Mak habitue, JACKNIFE, were just a few to toss their high-voltage offering into the RED Tape remix cap.
Following a number of auspicious stops on the high-priority festival front this past season (Spring Awakening, Ubbi Dubbi, Das Energi), the Croatian DJ-producer was recently invited by Destructo (Gary Richards: ever one to bolster fresh, new talent in dance music via his events) to spin at the second edition of his downtown LA-housed All My Friends festival this year, on October 19.
Before that, though, Matroda cooked up Dancing Astronaut‘s dynamic-dancefloor-acquainted listeners a pre-festival playlist consisting of his favorite selects of the moment. The soundtrack arrives in a similar vein to his latest multi-track showing, spanning the summertime, effervescent energy of Tchami‘s new “Rainforest,” to the caustic, ear-searing bassline of Noizu‘s “Jungle.” Upping the ante, he offered insights as to why he deemed each track worthy of inclusion.
Find the playlist/Matroda’s comments below:
Matroda feat. Dances With White Girls – Bang This is a song I produced last year with the legend Dances With White Girls and is part of The RED Tape EP. It always works well at the festivals.
Matroda – Kulio
My newest track. I will play it live for the first time among with many other IDS.
Walker & Royce, VNSSA – Word
Word? Word? Woooord! I like what Walker & Royce are doing and this song goes off hard every time I play it. I did my own version of it. A festival version.
Valentino Khan – Pony
Valentino Khan’s latest EP House Party is dope. Pony is my fav’ track.
Sonny Fodera – Insane
One of my fav’ house producers…cant go wrong. This is an insane track called “Insane.”
Tchami – Rainforest
Tchami always impress with something new and fresh. Dope track all around!
Mike Vale – Music Is The Answer
A good friend of mine delivered big time. This song was number one on Beatport for few weeks. It’s a dope remake of a classic.
Ship Wrek – Need It
I like versatility in their production. They nailed this one. Need it!
FREAK ON – Juicy
This one is more for the after parties. Deep, but still very dope.
Noizu – Jungle
I’m a big fan of a drop here. Noizu is the man.