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Oct 31
2014

Dinnerdate Offers An Enticing ‘Memoire’

If you're ever in need of tranquil, reflective tunes to take you away from the daily grind and into a fully meditative state of mind, look no further than Dinnerdate. The German producer made his mark over a year ago with the mesmerizing remix of José González' Crosses and has been notorious for captivating fans with emotionally-stirring minimal edits of indie tunes ever since.

The latest in this medley of entrancing gems is the first of five upcoming originals, quite appropriately entitled Memoire. The track eases listeners into complete relaxation mode with the sound of natural, ambient rain leading into subtle percussion, soothing piano chords, and a muffled vocal sample from Deborah Cox's 1998 September.

Memoire was released on Oct. 27 via Los Angeles' Next Wave Records and is available as a free download here.

Dinnerdate - Memoire [Next Wave]
Oct 31
2014

Grandtheft, Valentino Khan, Zomboy Re-Envision ‘When We Were Young’

With his long-awaited Money Sucks Friends Rule album still playing through the ears and heads of his many fans, bassy new remixes of Dillon Francis' When We Were Young offer three different takes, each with energy matched only by its original creator.

Grandtheft's (pictured) official remix is a luminous trap take with hints of tropical and reggae from its marimba lead and the occasional hand-drumming all built on a big, round-edged bassline. Unpredictable for the greater part of the track, he even wraps things up with a little guitar solo, cause why not?

Valentino Khan picks up the pace and adds gorgeous pluck lines to his driving, compression-heavy trap remix that opens up between wild bouts in the bass jungle into beautiful, spacious valleys full of stars--another fantastic setting for Chain Gang's vocals.

Zomboy's dubstep remix (below via UKF) is heavy-handed, yet light on its feet thanks to quick, punchy percussion and bright tones that balance out his typical growls and thunderous bass.

Official releases for the Zomboy and Grandtheft remixes are still TBA, but pick up Khan's version here for free.

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Dillon Francis, Sultan & Ned Shepard feat. Chain Gang of 1974 - When We Were Young (Grandtheft Remix)
Dillon Francis, Sultan & Ned Shepard feat. Chain Gang of 1974 - When We Were Young (Valentino Khan Remix)
Oct 31
2014

PREMIERE: Jerome Isma-Ae & Strobe – Vila Nova (Radio Edit) [Jee]

Jerome Isma-Ae (pictured) teams up with fellow German producer Strobe for a rework of Martin Buttrich & Timo Maas' 1997 classic Vila Nova, and LessThan3 has the exclusive premiere.

Having originally tackled the track in 2008, Jerome and Strobe have taken things in a deeper direction for 2014. The essence of Vila Nova is still there--the chanting vocals, the beautiful guitar riff, the chilled strings. Combine it with a throbbing bass riff and some solid percussion, and you end up with deep-meets-Balearic house--a little taste of Ibiza and the perfect way to reminisce about those long summer evenings.

Villa Nova is out on Nov. 3 on Jerome’s own label Jee Productions.
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Jerome Isma-Ae & Strobe - Vila Nova (Radio Edit) [Jee]
Oct 31
2014

Mat Zo Unveils New Single & Plans For North American Tour

The multi-talented Mat Zo has returned with a pair of treats for his fans--a new track, Ruffneck Bad Boy, and plans for an upcoming North American tour for his label, Mad Zoo.

First things first--the song. In what should come as no surprise to anyone who has listened to Mat Zo before, Ruffneck Bad Boy contains a little bit of everything. Opening with soft vocals and piano play, the song quickly transitions into a thunderous drop that combines elements of electro house, dubstep, drum & bass, and trap. The end result is a turbulent, high-energy anthem that shows off Zo's versatility and creativity.

In the second piece of news, Zo has announced The Mad Zoo Winter Roadshow. The tour starts Nov. 28 in Chicago and will feature a "very special guest." Dates can be seen below, and tickets can be found here.

Ruffneck Bad Boy is set to drop Nov. 17 via Mat's own label, Mad Zoo.

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Mat Zo - Ruffneck Bad Boy (Original Mix) [Mad Zoo]
Oct 31
2014

The Chainsmokers Declare ‘Open Season’ On Fans

Josef Salvat - Open Season (The Chainsmokers Remix)