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May 22
2015

Friday Favorites 109

You're a warrior. Now go slay that weekend. It's Friday Favorites 109

Josh Bennett
Booty Bass | Aylen - Life Alert (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Booty breaks meets trance in New Jersey DJ/producer Aylen's newest free download, Life Alert. I'm expecting this one to show up in a Wuki set any day now.
Nathan Codd
Twerk | Valentino Khan - Deep Down Low (Dapp Retwerk) [Free Download]
Connecticut's Dapp delivers a devastating rework of Valentino Khan's Deep Down Low from the OWSLA Spring Compilation 2015. Grab a free download here.
Jesse Champagne
Tech House | Ed Sheeran vs Jasmine Thompson - I See Fire (Oliver Schories Edit)
Everyone knows--and loves--Ed Sheeran's original, but Germany's Oliver Schories has completely reimagined it as a peak-time underground bomb. Schories mixes up the original vocals with Jasmine Thompson's soothing cover, throws down a deep, driving beat, and pushes a once-soothing song into pure raver territory. Somewhere, Gandalf, Bilbo, and all 13 dwarves are dancing.
Mike Davies
Big Room House | Michael Woods - Overflowing (Original Mix) [Diffused]
I'm old enough to remember when Michael Woods was an uplifting trance producer. Suddenly, ten years have passed and he's punching Justin Bieber in nightclubs and kicking out big room house records. It's no bad thing though, as Overflowing is a feel-good vocal anthem that could easily storm its way up the charts. It's out now on his own Diffused imprint, so get your copy here.
Shea Kopp
Indie/Beats | Jungle - Julia (Soulwax Remix)
It's been awhile since we've heard from the legendary Dewaele brothers, better known as Soulwax, but they've broken their silence to release a chugging remix of Jungle's soulful hit Julia. Getting their start in the '90s, Soulwax's live sets that integrate both analog and digital aspects have become a standard for DJs and producers today. Even more reason to rejoice are rumors that a new Soulwax album is in the works and could be released in the near future. To hear more Soulwax productions head to their SoundCloud here.
Megan Murphy
House | filous feat. James Hersey - How Hard I Try
After combing their strengths on the marvelously uplifting Coming Over, 17-year old producer filous and fellow Austrian, singer/songwriter James Hersey, have teamed up to create another mind-soothing gem. How Hard I Try is filous' first-ever original and gives fans an enticing taste of what's to come on his forthcoming Dawn EP. The record will be available for pre-order starting May 26. In the meantime, you can keep up with filous here.
Marcus Dowling
Tribal/Moombahton | A Tribe Called Red - Suplex (Original Mix) [Radicalized]
Ottawa, Ontario-based native/indigenous production trio A Tribe Called Red return with their latest EP release, the pro wrestling-themed Suplex. The title track is a dub-friendly and break-laden thumper that owes its groove to rap, trap, and yes, even 8-bit sounds. The First Nation and Third Nation-representing trio of Deejay NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman are joined by fellow natives Northern Voice on vocals in this most unique of organic-meets-electronic pow-wows. The Suplex EP is available for purchase via iTunes here.
Chris Porter
House | Omar Souleyman - Shift Al Mani (Crackboy Remix) [Versatile]
Originally released back in June 2013, Crackboy's remix Omar Souleyman's Shift Al Mani is a scathing house number with support coming by way of DJ Snake, TEED, and Tchami. The remix was arranged by Parisian duo Acid Arab as part of an effort to blend Eastern and electronic music, bringing together notable acts from each genre. In this case, famed Syrian artist Omar Souleyman gets his popular track Shift Al Mani re-sculpted by French house producer Crackboy. This tune is available as part of the Acid Arab Collections LP--a compendium of cross-genre music out on Versatile Records. Pick it up right here on Beatport.
Aylen - Life Alert (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Valentino Khan - Deep Down Low (Dapp Retwerk) [Free Download]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142327997
Ed Sheeran vs Jasmine Thompson - I See Fire (Oliver Schories Edit)
Michael Woods - Overflowing (Original Mix) [Diffused]
Jungle - Julia (Soulwax Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/206060985
filous feat. James Hersey - How Hard I Try
A Tribe Called Red - Suplex (Original Mix) [Radicalized]
Omar Souleyman - Shift Al Mani (Crackboy Remix) [Versatile]
May 22
2015

Watch Hudson Mohawke’s Blooming Video For ‘Scud Books’

Taken from his impending album Lantern, Hudson Mohawke's Scud Books goes so hard that flowers actually blossom in the accompanying video.

The Glasgow-hailing producer revealed the track on Benji B’s BBC Radio 1 show as a follow-up to his production with vocalist Irfane, Very First Breath. Keeping his hip-hop roots at the forefront, Scud Books takes a more cinematic approach with large broken beats laid atop multiple different chord progression segments. The whole thing is set to a psychedelic, super-slowmo video of flowers blossoming, bringing home the epic quality of the deep horn effects that dominate the track.

Head to the Warp website to hear this track, Very First Breath, and Ryderz off the new album and pre-order it here.

May 22
2015

Is ‘Drape House’ The New Fashion Standard In SoCal’s Deep House Scene?

Mixmag has uncovered the newest fashion trend in the world of SoCal saucy socialites, and they've labeled it "drape house." Think less fancy bro pastels, and more cloaks, hoods, drop-crotch pants, and outfit pieces that could double as home draperies.

The earliest fashion designer linked to the trend is Rick Owens--you can view more of his drapey designs here. Also, check out some of the outfits recently spotted in SoCal below and on Mixmag.









All images via Jamie Rosenberg.
May 22
2015

Dive Into The Deep 42: Curated By Jody Wisternoff

A true "DJ's DJ," house music prodigy and Anjunadeep darling Jody Wisternoff was kind enough to curate one of our Dive Into The Deep playlists following the recent release of his new single The Bridge. Have a listen above and a read below as Jody takes us through some of his favorite tracks of the moment.


Jody Wisternoff feat. Sian Evans - The Bridge (Original Mix) [Anjunadeep]
Unsurprisingly I have chosen my latest release as this is something I have been playing for a good while. It's an honest expression of my vibe right now and always seems to set a warm atmosphere in the club.
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Royksopp - I Had This Thing (Kraak & Smaak Remix) [Dog Triumph]
A beautiful remix of one of Royksopp's finest vocal tracks by the super sharp Kraak & Smaak crew. Amazing instrumentation and super warm groove--always brings good energy to the club.
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Fake Blood - Music Box (Original Mix) [Food]
Released on a great label from Belgium called We Play House Recordings. This is perfect around 4 a.m. on Saturday morning.
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Jody Wisternoff - Red Stripes (Original Mix) [Anjunadeep]

A few years old now but one of my personal favorite productions. I still drop this often and feel it continues to represent what I stand for musically. Let that beat go!
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Super Flu feat. Ole Biege - Chee Pso Ng (Original Mix) [Hommage]
This is the sound of Super Flu at the top of their game. The quirky, off-center male vocal gives this a really eclectic vibe and the groove is to die for.
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MIX OF THE WEEK: Jody Wisternoff - Anjunadeep Edition 52
I'd like to think this mix is an honest portrayal of the kind of house music I feel is both cutting edge and relevant in today's market. Blending melodic beauty with dark as f*ck bassline action, I always thrive on contrast when putting together DJ sets and like to keep people on their toes, sonically speaking. Enjoy and thanks for listening!
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Jody Wisternoff feat. Sian Evans - The Bridge (Original Mix) [Anjunadeep]
Royksopp - I Had This Thing (Kraak & Smaak Remix) [Dog Triumph]
Fake Blood - Music Box (Original Mix) [Food]
Jody Wisternoff - Red Stripes (Original Mix) [Anjunadeep]
Super Flu feat. Ole Biege - Chee Pso Ng (Original Mix) [Hommage]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204491819
MIX OF THE WEEK: Jody Wisternoff - Anjunadeep Edition 52
May 22
2015

deadmau5 Remixes Own Kaskade Collaboration In ‘Beneath 2.0′

deadmau5 continued his recent SoundCloud spree today by teasing Beneath 2.0, a VIP of his newly previewed collaboration with Kaskade, Beneath With Me.

While short, the minute-and-a-half preview shows off a similarly somber two-step version of the original built around the vocals of Skylar Grey about "a dead person singing to a not dead person to come be dead with them." Grey is also known for penning the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack item I Know You, recently remixed by Kaskade himself.

This latest reveal is one of four new productions to appear from deadmau5 in the past week, historically a sign that longer, more official material is on the way. While no release info is yet available, you can stream Beneath 2.0 above, and keep an ear to deadmau5' SoundCloud account for more surprises.
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/206671137
deadmau5 & Kaskade feat. Skylar Grey - Beneath 2.0 (Preview)