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ANNA LUNOE CAN’T BE STOPPED

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The Aussie wonder-woman Anna Lunoe hit the ground running this year and hasn’t looked back. Aside from a huge remix EP for her single “Breathe”, Anna also just dropped a new original collaboration ‘BAD MF’ with Treasure Fingers, kickstarted a live mix series called Luney Tunes, and has a full WMC schedule this week in Miami! Oh, did we forget to mention she’s playing one of your favorite tents @ Coachella? Nothing can get in the way of this babe right now and we’re 100% okay with that.

UPCOMING SHOWS:
3.25 - Warm-Up! @ Viceroy Downtown – Miami, FL
3.26 – OWSLA Good Times Miami @ Wynwood – Miami, FL
3.27 – Trashed @ SET – Miami Beach, FL
3.28 – Fool’s Gold Miami @ Grand Central – Miami, FL
3.29 – Freehand Miami @ The Broken Shaker – Miami, FL
4.13 – Coachella Music Festival – Indio, CA
4.20 – Coachella Music Festival – Indio, CA
5.07 – Sound Nightclub – Los Angeles, CA

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[GDD PREMIERE] PLASTIC PLATES – NOTHING LIKE YOU

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We’re less than a week away from WMC and our showcase with Sweat It Out Music! Today we feed the fire and bring you the exclusive premiere of Plastic Plates new original “Nothing Like You”, forthcoming on Club Sweat. This production is 100% vibes, with a funky house rhythm atop a beautiful vocal teasing throughout the track. As mentioned in the description “Bob Marley said that one good thing about music is that when it hits you, you feel no pain. ‘Nothing Like You’ epitomizes this. FEEL GOOD music at it’s best. Put this on, take your lover, (or lovers), and go smile and dance in a field.” Listen below and get down with yo bad self! 

Don’t miss Plastic Plates @ Sweat It Out! MIAMI – next Tuesday, March 25th @ The Electric Pickle!
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THEE COOL CATS – OOPS EP [NERVOUS RECS]

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March is a pivotal time for new releases with WMC and festival season in sight. Our GDD familiars THEE COOL CATS made their imprint for this month with their OOPS EP release today on Nervous Records, boasting a trifecta of funky driven tunes that slap deep on the low end. The boys once again execute soulful vocals atop powerful basslines that groove all the way through. See if you can recognize the inspirations behind “Love Parade” and “Oops”… Listen below and support this EP on beatport!

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WHAT IS NIGHT BASS? INTERVIEW w/ AC SLATER

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The name AC Slater has rung loud and clear on GDD since the blog house days, and its been something special watching the evolution of his sound and styles. Today we highlight his newest venture, or better yet the revival of his origins – known as NIGHT BASS. We caught up with AC about what this means, where its headed, and why you should be paying attention…

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GDD: I know you’ve been asked this several times but we have it hear it our way… what do you think when you hear the words NIGHT BASS?

AC: When I think of Night Bass I think of a combination of all the music that I really fell in love with at one point or another like UKG, Grime, Bassline, Rap, Old Skool Rave and whatever else. Anything that has a lot of bass gives me chills when I hear it. I’ve always loved UK music and Night Bass is just an American’s interpretation of it.

GDD: Your production has experimented through different styles over the past several years, but always kept to its bass heavy flavor… what influenced the switch to the house-driven styles of NIGHT BASS?

AC: I started out making bass-heavy jackin house back in 2007, influenced by people like Drop the Lime & Switch who were taking influences from both house and UKG while everyone else was making like indie-electro. Check out my earlier songs like “Bassline Time”, “Vertigo” and “Jack Got Jacked”. Dubstep was creeping in at the time and I loved it, so I dabbled a little with songs like “Calm Down”. I experimented for a couple years and ultimately ended up going back to where I started, with the bass-heavy house sounds, but with a modern flavor. I guess its what I know best.

GDD: The team up with PartyLikeUs and Dim Mak has made for a much hyped monthly party that has attracted educated fans and industry folk alike… what’s made the first 2 parties so special?

AC: Night Bass started in January, but I came up with the idea in October. There was no outlet to hear the music that I love, the music that I promote with my label, all these talented artists making cool shit that people need to hear. In November I reached out to Dim Mak to help me pull it off and they loved the idea. We began planning out all the aspects and we worked really hard on it. I wanted to create more than just an event, but a whole culture around the event. We do the live stream before the party so that people who aren’t in LA can check out the music. We do the “tape packs” which are recordings of the entire night, and you can hear the crowd, which makes you feel like you are there. Even the lighting is thought out. I wanted to bring it back to people hearing the music and making their own experience, not looking at a crazy light show or just watching some visual display.

I want the term Night Bass to be a description of the music. Not a genre, but more like a wider “sound” or feeling. Its the little things that make it special, and Dim Mak works hard to make sure everything come out correct. There’s even a special cocktail that you can only get at Night Bass, and it matches the vibe!

GDD: Many artists shy from the use of their live DJ sets being uploaded to the blogosphere, but NIGHT BASS has made this a key feature in its movement. What do you like (or dislike) about having the recordings, or these “Night Bass Tape Packs” available to the listeners?

AC: When I was a kid I used to order these tape packs from the UK which are basically like 6-12 tapes with recordings from a big event over there. It was so exciting to listen to them because I couldn’t be there and that was the next best thing. That was how I learned about a lot of UK club/rave music pre-MP3 era. That’s why I wanted to do the recordings. I want people in other places to listen and think “I need to be there!” Plus its just fun to relive the night.

GDD: Your label PartyLikeUs reflects a lot of the sounds in your own music… will it play any role in the awareness of NIGHT BASS?

AC: Whenever possible I want Party Like Us artists to come and play at Night Bass. Its a showcase of the music we release. I definitely want to do some Night Bass compilations and other stuff like that which links everything together.

GDD: In the future, can we expect other NIGHT BASS events in different cities or dare I say a NIGHT BASS tour?

AC: I’ve been getting a lot of requests to bring Night Bass to other cities. Its definitely something I want to do. I think cultivating it more in LA right now is important before stretching it out. Its still a baby! Ultimately I would love to see a Night Bass stage at a big festival.

Don’t miss the next NIGHT BASS on April 3rd @ Sound Nightclub, featuring SHIFT K3Y, RUFF HAUSER, AC SLATER, PETEY CLICKS, and BONES!

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[FREE DOWNLOAD] MEECH – RIGHT THINGS

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To prepare for his WMC arrival and his forthcoming EP on Discobelle, our Toronto brethren Meech is offering up the soulfully driven original “Right Things” as a giveaway! Powerful chords stab a house driven bass line onto deep melodic vocals. The product is a energy starter fit for the conference! Grab it below and check out some of his upcoming tour dates with BNR familia Rynecologist.

UPCOMING SHOWS:
3/26 – Rynecologist & Meech @ Gavanna w/ Juan MacLean & Tom Trago (WMC)
3/29 – Rynecologist & Meech @ LMNT w/ Boys Noize (WMC)
4/04 – Rynecologist & Meech @ Drake Hotel (Toronto)

[PREVIEW] JUSTIN MARTIN & EATS EVERYTHING – HELLO MR. JELLO EP

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First they had a feather fight. Then they did what’s known in the industry as ‘the gettup’ and proceeded to tear a hole into 2013… Now San Fran / Bristol’s finest dynamic duo Justin Martin & Eats Everything return with two more beastly jams:

“Steven Jello” takes us on a deep journey into the groove space continuum. Boasting a strutting cosmic bassline, hypnotic percussion, weeping synth flurries and a timeless house vocal shot, it’s Justin and Eats at their most contemplative. Heads down, feet to the floor, get busy… We have no idea who Steven Jello is, but as he’s inspired a tribute like this, we’re already in love with the man.

“Kong” is so monstrous it’ll have you climbing the nearest skyscraper for safety. You’ll be ducking from the groaning, moaning airplanes overhead. You’ll be air drumming to the gargantuan tub-thumping fills. You’ll be shaking your hairy booty to the snake-like percussion. You’ll be pounding your chest to the rusty organ flourishes. You’ll be asking yourself… Where has this tune been all my life?!

Few co-lab projects resonate with such distinctive shared spirit and sonic camaraderie. It’s a shame Justin and Eats don’t live closer together or we’d have an entire album of this high calibre material by now.

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LOS ANGELES – Don’t miss Justin Martin & Eats Everything playing a very special 8-hour b2b set on Saturday, April 5th @ EXCHANGE LA!

[FREE DOWNLOAD] DAFT PUNK – SOMETHING ABOUT US (DR. FRESCH REMIX)

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By now we all know the hype is real for Daft Punk‘s forthcoming album Random Access Memories. With all the remixes and bootlegs surfacing from the first single “Get Lucky,” our DTLA friend and chief of Prep School Recordings known as Dr. Fresch has chosen the scenic route and given us a vibey downtempo version of the interstellar classic “Something About Us.” Hop on this groove train quick :)

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[FREE DOWNLOAD] CHIEF KEEF – LOVE SOSA (RL GRIME REMIX)

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Kicking off his High Beams US tour this month, our two-faced GDD fav RL Grime just released a giveaway remix for Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” for FREE download via The Fader to celebrate his favorite rap song of last year. Big horns and a major layered clap make this one another hood anthem for Henry in the books. Hurry and grab it fast, it won’t be available for long!

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ESE’ & ZAIN: NEW ORIGINALS “UNO” AND “NADA” [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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Our neighboring San Diego friends known as Ese’ & Zain are back on the production line this year, firing off two new originals. “UNO” is a stampede of minimal techno – putting forth a barrage of drums that only tease in howling leads that vanish back into the bassline. “NADA” is the grittier of the two, pushing an enormous kick behind a sinister lead that literally chomps the siren atop its play. DIG IN.

LOS ANGELES:
Don’t miss Ese’ & Zain this Friday @ CONTROL, closing out the GDD lounge from 1am-2am!
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