It is a big weekend for music in Denver as the Root40 music festival takes over Denver’s Upper Colfax Avenue. Along with Root40 comes a much awaited performance from one of our favorite electronic trios, The Glitch Mob. After a three plus year hiatus from touring and production we couldn’t be more excited to see these guys on the road again. TGM decided Denver was worthy of a two night stop so lucky for us we will see them both Friday and Saturday night this weekend at the Fillmore Auditorium. Also today we are stoked to be able to release The Glitch Mob’s 2014 mix of their legendary track West Coast Rocks for free download below. Utilizing the great samples off the original track the guys added some new sounds and synths in order to release the remix on the second half of their Love Death & Immortality Tour. Take a moment to listen to the new track below and then head over to the Fillmore Auditoriums website to grab tickets to the tour that has been selling out stops across the country so far!
dirtybird OG, Worthy, brings the bass with the Hit Me EP, giving us two new originals ready to be played loud & proud on a hearty system. Hit Me is being released on the newly formed Nest HQ label, which has promised to deliver the underground with never any costs to us. The label has been widely accepted with the first release featuring five originals from boss man, AC Slater. Worthy delivers for round two bringing in elements of deep house, bass music, and garage into the mix for a roller coaster ride lasting over ten minutes. Worthy seems to just be getting started this year, with plans to release a full length LP in June titled, Disbehave. All indications lead us to believe that this might be one of the best releases of the year so stay tuned!
Download the EP over at the Nest HQ Releases Page!
Before 2012 Duke Dumont was known as a “producer’s producer”. He was the name on a 12″ record the DJ knew to reach for when he wanted to please the crowd, without them knowing who had constructed the mesmerizing sonic confection they were dancing too. In 2012, two EPs on Tiga’s Turbo Recordings (with whom Duke has had a long standing relationship) changed all that. For Club Play Vol. 1 & 2 offered up sweet ecstatic deep house & UK bass cuts that have united people across the spectrum of music, from early club adopters like Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, Diplo, Martyn and Jackmaster to Fearne Cotton on daytime Radio 1, Trevor Nelson on 1xtra and even podcasts by Tiesto and Avicci. On some nights in Duke’s beloved Fabric London, you would hear the anthemic “The Giver” being played in all three rooms at the same time.
Fresh off his massive set at Coachella, British DJ/producer Duke Dumont makes a stop off at the one and only Output in Brooklyn, NY. Synthesizing the sounds of UK garage, house and techno, Dumont recently headed out on his own, founding his Blase Boys Club label. With a Grammy-nominated single under his belt in 2013, 2014 is looking to be a good year. Don’t miss out on your chance to see Dumont’s Output debut on Thursday April 21st. ENTER TO WIN a free pair of tickets below!!! And to get you all hyped up for Thursday, check out his dope summer set from HARD L.A.
Producer DallasK has been one of my favorite electro manufacturers for years. This young LA based producer / DJ has been mixing tracks and producing hits since before he could legally purchase a pack of smokes. Now in his twenty-somethings he is teaming up with hard hitters like Henry Fong to bring us chart topping anthems like recently released “Blackmail”.
Dallas is a very ambitious member of the music industry and has been working very hard at establishing himself as an integral member of the community. I was introduced to him on New Years of this year and we got to talking about this and that and what I noticed is that even though it was new years, and everyone was there to party, Dallas was there to do work. This type of mentality is what I look for in an up and coming artist, not someone who is there to ride the party until the fade out, but someone who is trying to make an imprint and last. I connected with Dallas and asked him a few questions, check it out!
I’ll admit that I’ve kind of gotten over Dillon Francis as of late. I used to love his productions and had a blast seeing Dillon Francis DJ live on multiple occasions. Maybe it’s because I started getting into the more underground side of Dance music, better suited for Dillon’s alter-ego DJ Hanzel, or maybe it’s because Dillon has gotten away from his Moombahton roots, but either way he hasn’t had my attention. Well that all changed today when a new Dillon Francis remix popped up on my SoundCloud feed. And it wasn’t a remix of just any song – it was a remix of the classic track “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” by Daft Punk. I’ll put aside my disappointment that this remix isn’t of the Moombahton variety (a dying genre?), because Dillon Francis’ Trap remix is extremely well-done. I love the chopped up vocals and I think it has an original sound for a genre that has been beaten into the ground over the past couple years. It takes a special producer to successfully remix a dance classic and I think Dillon Francis nailed it. He writes:
“COACHELLA THIS PAST WEEKEND WAS FUCKING AMAZING AND I LOVE YOU ALL SOOOO FUCKING MUCH!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE SUPPORT AND LOVE YOU SHOW ME DAY IN AND DAY OUT SO HERE IS A FREE DOWNLOAD OF MY REMIX I DID OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE DAFT PUNK SONGS HBFS ….. OH AND HAPPY EASTER”
The eccentric dressing, prolific social media hound that is Jody Highroller is making stops around the states as he promotes his second studio album, Neon Icon due out April 29th. Riff Raff enlisted collaborators including Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky, YG, Snoop Dogg,Future, Juicy J, Bun B, Paul Wall, Action Bronson, Amber Coffman, Mike Posner, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Skylar Grey during the recording process. Production was handled by Lex Luger, Larry Fisherman, DJ Mustard, and Skrillex among others, as well as Diplo who is also executive producing the album. The album is supported by the single “How to Be the Man,” which you can stream below. The tour is featuring star openers like Grandtheft and Chance the Rapper. Check out all of the show dates below including the Paradise Rock Club in Boston this Tuesday where we will dancing all night long!