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Dec 18
2014

Dive Into The Deep 38: Droog’s BPM Edition

LA DJ/production collective and Culprit label heads Droog are gearing up for their Culprit label showcase during The BPM Festival in January, which will feature a performance from the trio alongside sets from the likes of Adriatique, Benoit & Sergio, Jozif, Manik, and more. Before the big event, the boys of Droog were kind enough to share with us some of their favorite tunes of the moment for our Dive Into The Deep series. Sit back, take a listen, and if you're headed to the BPM showcase, keep your ear out for these gems.


Benoit & Sergio - You Might Say [Culprit]
One of the tracks off the fresh EP the B & S boys did for Culprit--this one is guaranteed to heat up your winter day. Slinky electronic house with hooks galore and a warm, appealing vibe.
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OB Ignitt - My Last Reese Cup [OBONIT]
OB Ignitt is making some of the best house music out there right now. Here he takes a crushing beat and puts it right in your path.
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Headless Ghost - Swept Illusions (Dorisburg 808 Dance Mix) [Royal Oak]
This reminds us a bit of Peace Division, who, to us, made some of the best house music ever. There are no pretenses--just grit and groove.
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Aidan Lavelle & Robbie Akbal feat. Shawni - Star (André Hommen Remix) [Culprit]
Another one from Culprit that came out last month. The original is a sweet slice of deep vocal house with an electronic edge. This rework by the mega talented André Hommen takes an epic route, rising and rising to a perfect swirling crescendo.
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Gus Gus - Airwaves [Kompakt]
We are massive massive fans of Gus Gus' epic Nordic electronica. Despite the wintry cliches, there is a particular warmth of feeling in almost everything they do. This slow burner is no exception.
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MIX OF THE WEEK: Droog @ Cafe Gold, Zurich
It's very rare that we approve any of our live recordings due to their usual somewhat ragged nature, but this one from a Culprit showcase in Zurich back in September sounds good and is a nice representation of what we might play in a club.
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Be sure to catch Droog at the Culprit Showcase @ The BPM Festival on Jan. 11 at Fusion Beach Club. Info and tickets here.

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Benoit & Sergio - You Might Say [Culprit]
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OB Ignitt - My Last Reese Cup [OBONIT]
Headless Ghost - Swept Illusions (Dorisburg 808 Dance Mix) [Royal Oak]
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Aidan Lavelle & Robbie Akbal feat. Shawni - Star (André Hommen Remix) [Culprit]
Gus Gus - Airwaves [Kompakt]
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MIX OF THE WEEK - Droog @ Cafe Gold, Zurich
Dec 18
2014

Killagraham Teaches Kaskade To Trap On Gwen Stefani Remix

Kaskade... and trap music? Color us surprised, but that's exactly what his new remix of Gwen Stefani's Baby Don't Lie is.

Collaborating with bass bad boy Killagraham of Milo & Otis, Kaskade has delivered a sugar-sweet rework with a bit of a wild side. His signature synth work is still here, only this time it's combined with a mellow trap beat that provides a solid boost to Gwen's vocals, all before a gnarly, bass-heavy climax sends the action to another level. It's definitely a side of Kaskade we've never seen before, but we can't get enough of it. Put simply, this sh*t is bananas (b-ana-na-s).

Check out the full song down below, and pick up the official remix on Jan. 6.

Dec 18
2014

London’s Fabric Faces Closure After Drug-Related Deaths

UK's world-renowned Fabric nightclub is facing a very real closure threat pending the review of its licenses and links to multiple drug-related deaths.

With an ominous, yet forthright banner on the front of their website, Fabric seems confident that the club will continue operating regardless of the Islington council’s licensing committee review later tonight. Authorities have asked that the club increase security, holding their stance that "Fabric is one of the capital’s most troublesome clubs, with 12 drug possession or dealing offenses for MDMA, ecstasy and ketamine recorded between April and October this year."

Fabric has been operating for over 15 years, nurtured the careers of hundreds of DJs, and received multiple accolades as the world's best club. They issued their own statement regarding the most recent death of four linked to its grounds:

As a team we've all felt the shock and horror that a death on our premises can cause. We don’t take it lightly; in fact, we’re constantly adapting our protocols in direct reaction to them in the hope that these are changes we can make to our operational policy that will prevent incidents like this from happening in the future.
The club is a symbol of "musical freedom", which was founder Keith Reilly's original intent upon opening Fabric. While other clubs are playing mainstream acts, Reilly employs the underrated and up-and-coming. Citizens surrounding the area remain divided in their loyalty to Fabric, some wish that it will be stripped of its licenses following the review while others hope it will remain open as a cultural capital of the area.
Dec 18
2014

Emoh Instead & Zebarah Are ‘Chasing Time’ In Azealia Banks Remix

No stranger to collaborations, producer extraordinaire Emoh Instead (pictured), one half of super duo What So Not, has teamed up with the budding Australian group Zebarah for a rework of Azealia Banks’ Chasing Time.

Back in November, Banks announced that she was offering a $10,000 reward for a remix of the track--with a winner chosen after the Dec. 15 deadline. It’s unclear whether the new Aussie collaboration was an attempt at attaining the grand prize, but what is clear is that the remix definitely deserves to win. Emoh and Zebarah transform Banks’ track from a bustling hip hop tune into a driving electronic cut that will have you dancing from sunrise to sunset.

Listen to the track above and be on the lookout for even more Australian domination from acts like Emoh Instead and Zebarah in the coming year.
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Azealia Banks - Chasing Time (Emoh Instead & Zebarah Remix)
Dec 18
2014

Bobby Nourmand Remixes The Doors’ ‘Peace Frog’

It's a deep house takeover in Bobby Nourmand's dreamy remix of The Doors' Peace Frog, off their 1970 album Morrison Hotel, now available as a free download.

The remix, which was made on the same block as Jim Morrison’s last LA residence and released on Jim’s birthday, Dec. 8, is in many ways a tribute to the rock legend that inspires Nourmand to this day. The groove in this song is subtle and smooth, and it gradually gains momentum through some well-blended warming vocals and haunting background sounds. This track sounds tailor-made to lift weary feet for one last dance, and it certainly has all the elements to do so.

Grab your copy here.
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The Doors - Peace Frog (Bobby Nourmand Remix) [Free Download]