Solidisco is the fastest growing name in disco house music. With a fresh recipe that revitalizes the classic house sound with today’s musical trends, it’s no surprise they’re gaining popularity at unprecedented speeds. Having just remixed The Knocks and Kanye West, we are now gifted a free, original download from the duo hailing from Buffalo. This record has been a staple in their sets for a while now but only as an ID. Finally the full version has surfaced bringing the swing movement into electronic music. “Feeling Good” is a blast to dance too, so be sure to catch Solidisco at the Sunset Music Festival this Memorial Day Weekend!
Viceroy has returned with his next installment in the acclaimed “Jet Life” remix series that are always offered as a free download. Previous “Jet Life” adventures have included “Pony” by Ginuwine, “Getting Jiggy Wit It,” and “This Is How We Do It” which has helped make these releases infamous. For number seven, Viceroy has brought back the St. Louis legend Nelly to do a ride along with his hit single, “Ride Wit Me.” Pumping the tropical grooves into the southern rap anthem seems to go flawlessly as this remix takes a turn towards summertime. Another great track as Viceroy picks up the pace after a great Ultra set and prepares for a whirlwind of a summer tour!
Not everyday do we see remixes come in of the legendary electronic band, Depeche Mode. Of course, the rising superstar Amtrac isn’t your everyday performer. Amtrac is solidifying himself as an all-star in the scene as he continues to demonstrate talent and creativity. Every release of his is different, ranging from 1960′s disco to progressive house made for the main stage. Today we have yet another free, downloadable remix of Depeche Mode’s recent single, Should Be Higher. Cranking up the intensity with a powerful melody, Amtrac keeps the vocals at the fore front of this remix. Be sure to find him at a festival stage this summer.
We would say that Chromeo is having a breakout year, but that wouldn’t be true. It’s more like the are cementing themselves as some of the true OG’s in dance music. For over a decade this Canadian based electrofunk duo has been tearing down walls and paving the wave for countless new genres within electronic music. On the verge of releasing their fourth studio album White Women on May 12th, the guys have been teasing us with singles like “Come Alive” and “Over Your Shoulder.” The music has never sounded better from Chromeo which is why we are ecstatic to announce their summer tour with you. Listed above (and below) are all of the club dates, which doesn’t include the countless festivals they will be attending o this years’ circuit which kicks off with headlining gigs on the first day of each weekend at Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA. The tour will feature rotating openers of Oliver and Tokimonsta, we will be covering the show in Boston so expect a whole lot of disco with Oliver and Chromeo smashing the decks for multiple hours. We hope to see you all there!
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Oh hey, how are ya?! We at MMIBTY sure hope this Spring thing is shaping up nicely for you because with all this great music coming in we have been working day and night just to make sure you’ve got it all on your go-to playlist by the time summer rolls around! As previously concluded, good music is timeless, so we’re pleased to bring you two free unreleased remixes of classic vocal tracks from Boston-based Producer and DJ Salvatore LoGrasso in this here Oxtavius Magical Goodybag 008.
Salvatore Marco LoGrasso has been an important fixture in the Boston house music scene for nearly a decade and has performed across the globe alongside Pirupa and Amine Edge & DANCE, and Davide Squillace played Sal’s “Don’t Stop Til Ya” Edit at BPM in 2012. LoGrasso’s sound is a strong amalgam of disco, funk, ghetto house, deep house, techno, and of course house. Once in a group with Pirupa, Leon, & Scot Cox called “Trebled Kids,” Sal also has releases on CUFF, Nurvous, Louder Music, Melodic Art, Foot & Mouth, InMotion, Monique Musique, Stealth, PlayPerView, High Definition, Prawler, Manchester Underground Music, Resonance, FlatBelly Recordings, and Let It Play to name a few!
I had a chance to chat with Sal the other day fresh off playing Sankeys NYC with Amine Edge and after a little convincing, he agreed to give us his unreleased remix of Michael Jackson’s 1979 smash hit “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” to share with you lucky dancing ducks. Sure, the remix is 120bpm just like the original but LoGrasso really has a knack for taking classic vocal tracks and putting a funky-ass spin on ‘em. His sharp percussion and signature kick give way to hefty, sauntering basslines and beauteous breakdowns and “Don’t Stop Til Ya” is no exception. Adding another anthemic weapon to your elaborate arsenal of beats, we pass along an edit of “Don’t You Want Me Baby,” this one with a fantastic vocal breakdown and robust bass that could damn well get your dive bar to appreciate house music. Keep an eye out for this maestro on SoundCloud and Facebook, especially if you’re a MA resident or one of those fortunate enough to visit the musical mecca that is Ibiza this summer as this guy is playing everywhere from Boston to Ibiza (and hopefully Chicago?)!
Also included in this eighth edition of Oxtavius Magical Goodybag is a smooth deep house remix of Timo Maas’ “Hunted” by Romanian duo Livio & Roby found through djmag’s SoundCloud. Digging deeper through our goodybag we find a rework by Cleavage of their well-received “Prove.” With a synth line reminiscent of old school garage, this “Psychedelic Dub Mix” is sexy but serious.
We’re very excited to share this week’s MIX BOX segment of OMG with you because on top of three remarkable sets/mixes, we also have a pair of two-part mixes to share! The first pair is the Harder They Come Spring Promo from Burlington, Vermont based Chris Pattison of Nexus Artists. As with the rest of today’s goodybag, there is garage and deep bass aplenty! Featuring tracks by Low Steppa, Hector Couto, Darius Syrossian, Jay Lumen, Josh Butler, Filthy Rich, Paul Woolford, NiCe7, Maxxi Soundsystem, & Sidney Charles (amonst others), these two halves complement each other perfectly and reaffirm Pattison as one of the main pillars of Burlington’s ever-growing music scene.
Spanish duo Pig & Dan are up next with their superb 2014 March Mix. Full of techno and tech house gems, this two act show is worth the intermission.
We’re not done yet! Great Britain’s Ant Brooks is on episode 26 of his Groovant Podcast and they just keep getting better. Featuring tracks/remixes by Mladen Tomic, Nicole Moudaber, Matt Sassari, Harvey McKay, Proudly People, DJ Anna, Oscar L, and Brooks himself, this is a podcast you should not only download, but also subscribe to!
Yes, we saved the biggest treat for last. This dude has been making waves throughout Chicago for several years now but with a growing fanbase in Miami, Mexico, New York, and beyond, Garrett B is sure to become a household name for techno- and house-lovers worldwide. Three and a half hours of his opening set for the one and only Jamie Jones at Spybar last week. BOOM! This is deep house or “ghetto sex tech” (as Garrett’s SoundCloud tag tells us) at its finest. Talk about warmin’ the place up!
Michael Jackson – D.S.T.U (Salvatore LoGrasso Remix)
DoNt YoU WaNt ME (Salvatore LoGrasso Remix)
Timo Maas – The Hunted (Livio & Roby Remix)
Prove (Cleavage Psychedelic Dub Mix)
Chris Pattison – HTC Spring 2014 promo part 1
Chris Pattison – HTC Spring 2014 promo part 2
Groovant Podcast 026 With Oscar L
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We were witness to Amtrac‘s breakout year in 2013 as he turned heads and lifted feet with his up beat house grooves opening for the one and only Kaskade. Amtrac then found his way into many the country’s premiere festival lineups all while releasing free originals and remixes to his streakily growing fan base. 2014 will be more of the same for Amtrac as he is set to storm Miami this week with gigs at OWSLA‘s Good Times and a Skrillex and Friends show at the Mansion before taking the stage at Ultra Music Festival on Sunday afternoon. The fresh waves of music aren’t going anywhere either as he recently teamed up with the POSSO babes for this incredible single. “Don’t Know” leaves the indie disco side of Amtrac at home leaving the heavy house anthem to drown out the beach bound crowds this weekend.