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Jun 29

Dillon Francis Reveals First Single From New EP, ‘This Mixtape Is Fire’

Dillon Francis has finally revealed the details for his hotly anticipated moombahton EP.

The forthcoming EP, hilariously titled This Mixtape is Fire, will be released Aug. 14 and will feature seven tracks, including collaborations with Calvin Harris, Skrillex, and Chromeo, among others. Dillon also revealed the EP's first single, Bruk Bruk (I Need Your Lovin), a hard-hitting yet uplifting moombah monster that includes everything that made you fall in love with DF when he first broke onto the scene. He teased the song during his performance at Lollapalooza Chile in March, and now we've got the full thing--192 seconds of hot fire.

Check out the full tracklist below. Pre-order the EP on iTunes here and instantly pick up Bruk Bruk (I Need Your Lovin).

1. Dillon Francis – Bruk Bruk (I Need Your Lovin)
2. Dillon Francis & Calvin Harris – What's Your Name
3. Dillon Francis & Skrillex – Bun Up the Dance
4. Dillon Francis & Bro Safari – Pull It
5. Dillon Francis feat. James Hersey – Coming Over
6. Dillon Francis feat Chromeo – Lies
7. Dillon Francis – I Can't Take It (Party Favor Remix)
Dillon Francis - Bruk Bruk (I Need Your Lovin) (Original Mix) [Columbia]
Jun 29

Marshmello Wants You To ‘KnOw ME’

Marshmello's latest track Know Me at least suggests that the most-known unknown producer of the moment has a good sense of humor about Skrillex possibly revealing his identity to Yahoo's Katie Couric. But mystery or no mystery, Marshmello is a name on the rise. ​

Future bass grooves and swinging trap breaks define the enigmatic act's production. The voice of Houston rapper Paul Wall from Mike Jones' 2005 hit single Still Tippin' is the vocal sample on the track, and it definitely feels as though it's ideally suited for peak hour club play, too. ​

Download this one here.
Marshmello - KnOw ME (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Jun 29

PREMIERE: Saint Motel – My Type (The Floozies Remix) [Warner]

We've all heard Saint Motel's exceptionally catchy My Type, but now is the time to hear it in a whole new light, a light that can be shined by none other than the brilliant production/live duo, The Floozies. Today, LessThan3 is proud to host your exclusive premiere of My Type re-imagined by our favorite Kansas-based funk masters.

If you're a fan of the original and feeling uneasy about this transition, we can assure you that The Floozies has retained (most of) the original track's distinguishable saxophone melody that we all know and love. Everything else, however, has been turned upside down in signature Floozies style. With an irresistible medley of talkbox vocals, groovy electronic synths, and steady breakbeats, The Floozies have transformed Saint Motel's indie-pop anthem into a funk lover's dream. This rendition adds a whole new element to the already-stacked My Type remix package, with previously released cuts from KANT, Marshall F, and Endor.

The Floozies' snazzy edit of My Type will be released on June 30--stay tuned via Saint Motel's iTunes here. Also, be sure to catch Saint Motel when they join Walk The Moon in select cities on their Talking Is Hard fall tour.

Saint Motel - My Type (The Floozies Remix) [Warner]
Jun 29

New Daft Punk Documentary ‘Daft Punk Unchained’ Premieres

Jun 29

UK Nightlife Industry Worth £66 Billion

A UK government lobby group, the Night Time Industries Association, has released a new report into the state of the country's nightlife scene. Entitled Forward Into The Night, the report reveals some interesting info about the industry and lists various suggestions aimed to halt potential legislation that could harm the UK's extensive nightclub scene.

Published ahead of the much-anticipated 24-hour London Underground service which begins in September, the report's headline is that nightlife in the UK is worth a whopping £66 billion, around $100 billion, and employs around 8% of the British workforce. With various lobby groups trying to tighten the grip on the country's nightlife, claiming that crime is inexorably tied to clubs and bars, the NTIA points out that "attempting to extend regulation of the night-time economy or curb its activities will do very little to reduce the problem of alcoholism or violent crime," adding that venues are safer than ever, and most crime is not committed by venues, but against them. The group proposes discussion between the police, policy makers, and venue owners, with the aim of allowing the UK to "support and champion" the industry, rather than attempt to "belittle and stifle it".

The UK club scene has long faced something of a struggle in terms of stringent licensing laws. While Japan may have recently overturned a 67-year-old ban on dancing after midnight, it's worth remembering that UK venues are still heavily regulated, with closure and licensing restrictions a constant threat. London's Ministry Of Sound has only recently won a decade-long battle against closure threats due to noise problems, and other venues have closed altogether, such as Glasgow's famed Arches club, which closed on June 19 after its late license was stripped amid bizarre conditions imposed by Scottish police, including a five-minute "cool down" period every hour, during which music would stop and the lights would be turned on. It's clear that venue owners and promoters around the country will be backing the NTIA and their aims.

Read the full Forward Into The Night report here.