Revisit Boys Noize‘s stellar mix from 2016 celebrating the work of two French house labels, Roulé and Crydamore. The two labels were owned by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo who would go on to form the legendary group Daft Punk. In their own right, the labels were driving forces in the late 90s French dance scene and would help set the stage for the immense success Daft Punk has gone on to enjoy.
The mix features an hour of tracks by Bangalter and Homem-Christo themselves, as well as label members Stardust, DJ Falcon, the Buffalo Bunch and more. Boys Noize’s factual tidbits scattered throughout the mix add some fascinating dance music history to the jubilant mix as well. “It was a little before Daft Punk released their first album, Homework,” Boys Noize says in the mix, “so it’s interesting to see how both of them already had great ideas, used the label as a playground but kept the best ideas for the Daft Punk project.” Listen below.
2019 has been quite the year for Finnish producer Yotto. The former Anjunadeep prodigy left the label in July to launch his own record label, Odd One Out. Midway through his world tour, his first mix under the new label has arrived.
“One One Out Mixtape 01” features 90 minutes of deep house and dance cuts, including several original IDs from Yotto himself.
“There’s a very bad episode of Friends where Chandler recycles an old mixtape from his former lover,” Yotto writes. “This is that mixtape. Music from me, my friends, my favourites and my enemies.”
If this stellar mix is a sign of what’s to come from the young label, Odd One Out should certainly top any deep house fan’s watch list.
In celebration of a rich cultural heritage, Los Angeles-based producer Boombox Cartel has released his highly-anticipated annual DIAS DE LOS MUERTOSmix. The Mexico native has long-dominated the bass scene with a multi-genre palate and variety of heavy-hitting sounds. Gaining massive recognition with tracks like “B2U”, the Mad Decent-signed act has toured extensively and collaborated with heavyweight bass counterparts including Flosstradamus, NGHTMRE, Bro Safari, and more.
Boombox Cartel performed at this year’s Lollapolooza and will make appearances at Lollapolooza Brazil 2020. Most recently, “All I Want” saw Boombox linking with California songwriter Griff Clawson.
Boombox Cartel’s fourth edition of the notorious DIAS DE LOS MUERTOS guarantees a bass-riddled landscape for the senses. Incorporating rap-tinged tracks, melodic-leaning breaks, and trap favorites, the one-hour mix will satisfy fans with Boombox originals like “Whisper” and “Moon Love” while simultaneously delivering dance mayhem. With no shortage of unreleased tracks queued, DIAS DE LOS MUERTOS IV is relentless in its showcase of Boombox Cartel’s bass arsenal.
Dimension is easily one of the hottest names in today’s drum ‘n’ bass scene, continuously flexing his production prowess on tracks like “Desire” and “Devotion.” Most recently, he released both an original, “If You Want To” and an accompanying remix of it shortly after.
When the UK producer announced he’d be taking over the airwaves at BBC Radio 1 for a two-hour Essential Mix, he also revealed the mix’s track list, giving listeners a hint at the madness to come. The mix aired on Oct. 26, and fans embraced the high-energy drum ‘n’ bass collection that kicked off with his self-crafted introduction and… Mozart?
“Requiem” proved to be the perfect lead-off for this rambunctious mix, as Dimension quickly ushered in the Camo & Krooked bootleg of Eric Prydz‘s “Opus.”
In the two hours that follow, Dimension takes listeners on a journey through many of his original tracks, sprinkling in drum ‘n’ bass favorites from acts like Sub Focus, Metrik, Culture Shock, and more.
The low end activity that set attendees’ teeth chattering during Lost Lands‘ 2019 iteration has extended beyond Legend Valley to YouTube. Complete with aerial shots of the stage as it appeared during the live set, Excision‘s full-length Lost Lands appearance is now available in all of its climactic, two-hour glory.
Replete with the potent, unremitting bass for which the festival founder has come to be known, the showing positions Excision originals such as “Evolution” alongside efforts from other esteemed electronic entities. Streamers can catch the new ID that Excision presented at Lost Lands just before the 20-minute mark.
The producer recently confirmed the once anonymous inclusion to be a collaboration with Downlink on Twitter. Fortunately for bass enthusiasts everywhere, what happens in Legend Valley doesn’t stay in Legend Valley.
Eric Prydz seems to have an endless supply of unreleased material in his sonic arsenal, and one of his latest ventures further proves it. The 25th episode of EPIC Radio made its debut live on Apple Music on Oct. 11. It’s the first time the show has been broadcast in more than a year, and fans were eager to soak up a number of new IDs.
Hudson Mohawke and Lunice continue to roll out new collaborative content under their TNGHT alias, six years after going radio silent at the height of their game. The “Blood On The Leaves” producers just released a long-awaited two-hour BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix that gives an inside snapshot of the two producer’s personal record crates.
Diplo‘s name is everywhere you turn in today’s music scene, including the lineup for the upcoming All My Friends Music Festival in Los Angeles. The Higher Ground producer was just added to the star-studded list of artists and will take the stage with MK for a special deep house set on Oct. 20.
In perhaps one of his most notable accomplishments this year, Diplo released his Higher Ground EP in March, including tracks with Blond:ish, Tove Lo, and Kah-Lo. With the four-track EP came the launch of his Higher Ground imprint, which showcases up-and-coming and established house music talent.
Ahead of his back-to-back set with MK, Diplo has curated a mix for AMF Radio, shining a spotlight on artists like Alex Metric, Claude VonStroke, Green Velvet, Walker & Royce, and more. Get a little taste of what’s to come at the upcoming festival via his hour-long mix.
All My Friends Music Festival takes place Oct. 19-20 at Skylight Row in Los Angeles. See the full lineup and get tickets here.
Carl Cox‘s torrential techno reign has foraged Black Rock City for over a decade, and this year was no disruption from tradition. The global DJ veteran recently released his hour-and-a-half set at the Opulent Temple stage at Burning Man. Cox brought his unequivocal energy to the majestic desert playground with a set strewn with melodies riding percussion.
With various IDs and tracks from Audiojack, Kenny Dope, wAFF and more, the set is best-spent reminiscing the fleeting nature of time or simply lavishing in the array of long-form buildups and celestial hooks.
Burning Man may only last for a week, fragments of the elusive weekend continue to surface—reminding the rest of the music community of the desert-dwelling spectacle’s all-embracing artistic artillery. Below is another unearthed memory from the depths of debauchery entertainment, delivered by Playground BRC.
For years, Tycho has treated Burning Man attendees to blissful sunrise sets and has also delivered his sets to those who couldn’t attend the festivities. This year, again, the producer has uploaded his 2019 sunrise set to SoundCloud, allowing all fans to experience two hours of dreamy beats even if they’re not in Black Rock City.
The new set takes listeners on an introspective journey, kicking off with Van Halen’s “1984” and setting the tone for the out-of-this-world collection of music that follows. From his own songs to selections from Bonobo, Chrome Sparks, Four Tet, and more, the celebrated artist thrills from start to finish.
“Happy to present this year’s sunrise set, live from the Dusty Rhino in Black Rock City on Thursday, August 29th, 2019,” Tycho notes in the mix’s description. “Thank you all for taking the time to share in this moment, it’s truly a highlight for me to spend this morning with you each year.”