Apart from all the blogging, we DJ quite a lot. We play the same sort of music that we post, so if you like the blog – you’re going to have a good time on our dancefloor as well. Also, the blog reaches out to a lot of people and attracts a crowd that likes what we’re about. That’s the sort of crowd you want as well, we promise.
We’ve shared the dj booth/stage with a wide assortment of artists/dj’s including the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, SebastiAn, Fluokids, Nadastrom, Tittsworth, Risky Bizniz, Thunderheist, Krazy Fiesta, Oxy Cottontail, The Glass, Dan M, DJ Suijinho, Audioporno, Kornel Kovacs, Fagget Fairys, DJ Dainja, Boody B, AC Slater, Sir Nenis, Sharkslayer, Pets On Prozac, Jamtech Foundation, Cousin Cole, Pocketknife, Casper C, Jess Jubilee, DJ Wool, Mumdance, Cobra Krames, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Ben Mono, Niyi, Renaissance Man, Sekta, Arveene, Solo, Spoek Mathambo, Bok Bok, WooBanger, Hot Pink Delorean, Femme En Fourrure, Solo, Tane Lee, Zebra & Snake etc.
Flosstradamus crushing it with new single “CRWD CTRL” made in collaboration with DJ Sliink, taken off their Fool’s Gold release “Nomads” which is relased today. This is one mean ride of hard hitting, raved up, trapinfused club music.
Parisian producer Lazy Flow is back with his “Jet-Lag EP”, the EP is a collection of 4 previously unreleased tracks around the theme of house music with a “worldwide” flavor and it’s supported by a veritable armada of remixes from the likes of Martelo, Dj Sliink, Slap In The Bass, Big Dope P, Erick Rincon, Boogaloo, Kill Light and Djago. This release can be seen as a prelude to the debut album from Lazy Flow which will be released by Sony Music and Moveltraxx in 2013.
We here at Discobelle are proud to present the exclusive premiere of the track “Helios” which is rhytmic percussionbased Arabic influenced burner.
L.A bassfilled club music label Body High has had an immense year with a string of excellent released this year including mystery producer DJ Funeral and legendary New Jersey house producer Todd Edwards.
The free compilation includes bumping tracks from the whole Body High crew and friends, with offerings from DJ Sliink, Jerome LOL, Jim-E Stack, Myrryrs, Pipes and a collaboration between label co-founder Samo Sound Boy and Floyd Campbell.
We’ve teamed up with our dudes at Gotta Dance Dirty for a very special edition of The Dirt and it has been nothing but a dream. GDD knows their electronic music and has been one of the go-to sites for the latest and greatest. They’ve also got a grassroots presence in almost every city across the country and are behind 75% of the parties up and down the West Coast. On top of that, they’ve got a pretty slick line of t-shirts and tanks. Really is there anything that they don’t do?
OK enough gushing and onto the good stuff – the dirt. GDD editor extraordinaire and myself have put together FOURTEEN certifiably fresh tracks for your listening pleasure. Number 86 is about to become your new favorite number because this week’s The Dirt is mega. Get it while it’s still hot.
Worship – Spiral End feat. Ricco Vitali (Freak You Remix)
On The Fruit Records’ label boss Freak You has remixed Worship’s “Spiral End.” The track is set to be released next month, but Holographic People has hooked us up with a free download for a limited time.
Van She – Jamaica (Unicorn Kid Remix)
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any dreamier, Scottish producer Unicorn Kid has remixed Van She’s single “Jamaica,” putting waves of ethereal synths over the original vocals. It’s still plenty tropically infused but Unicorn Kid has enlisted the help of his drum machine to kick up the dance floor readiness of the track.
How To Dress Well – Again (Janet Jackson Cover)
When I saw “Janet Jackson cover” and “How To Dress Well” next to each other, I had to push play and I was not disappointed, not one bit. Tom Krell strips the track down, using just a piano as the backing to his staggeringly beautiful falsetto. Tom’s rendition wholly encapsulates the vulnerability meant to be conveyed by the lyrics.
Saint Lou Lou – May Be You (LAUER Remix)
Steady as she goes with Lauer’s remix of twin sister duo Saint Lou Lou’s “Maybe You”. Lauer takes the duo’s dreamy debut single and turns it into a pulsating late night club tune.
Southern Shores – New Love
“New Love” is the first taste of Southern Shores’ second EP New World, out later this year via Cascine. “New Love” is the song that’s playing in the back of your head while you’re kicking up the sand and collecting seashells off a beachy coast. This is the quintessential summer jam you’ve been waiting for with its airy flutes and balmy vocals.
Grimes – Oblivion (Sliink Remix)
I really only have one word for this Grimes remix – D.O.P.E. No seriously.
P.S. This remix slays.
Icky Blossoms – Perfect Vision (Them Jeans Remix)
Production outfit Them Jeans does a great interpretation of Omaha trio Icky Blossom’s “Perfect Vision.” It doesn’t deviate too far from the original, which is a nice electro rock pop tune with The Jesus and Mary Chain vibes.
Bondax – Baby I Got That (Justin Martin’s Endless Summer Remix)
Bondax are paving the way for all that is fresh + new in music right now so who better to remix them than dirtybirdy Justin Martin? It’s a hot match that lives up to the hype as Justin Martin takes the bedroom vibes of the original and moves them directly to the dance floor.
Finnebassen – Monday
Another winner by red hot Finnebassen. I love the way he draws you in with his trademark deep, haunting intros, slowly brings in the vocals and then unleashes that big, dark groove. “Monday” is a remake of the 1994 R&B jam “Everyday of the Week” by Jade and is more of a slow burner than Finnebassen’s other tracks.
Capital Cities – Nothing Compres 2 U
Capital Cities do an amazing cover of this Prince-penned classic. Covers can be tricky but Capital Cities do a wonderful job capturing the passion of the song while adding in some contemporary indie-electro flair.
Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You (Lonsdale Boys Club Remix)
Lonsdale Boys Club’s remix of Frank Ocean gives the original slow jammer some disco house vibes with a bassline reminiscent of GLOVES circa 2010. Top notch.
Falcon Punch – Whenever You Call Me
GDD™ amigo Avery Henderson, aka Falcon Punch’s new track “Whenever You Call Me” is a slow burning, dark tropical island masterpiece. Falcon Punch adds a feathery touch to the 1972 song “I’ll Be Around” by The Spinners and the result is five and a half minutes of pure silky smoothness.
Benedikt Hammer – Big Fella
If Tron had taken place in Scarface-era Miami then “Big Fella” by Benedikt Hammer would be the soundtrack. Killer future/retro disco vibes.
Bubblegum Sci Fi – Heartbeats for L.A.
Old GDD favorite and former Hype Machine slayer Bubblegum Sci Fi returns with a melodic bass track that features throbbing, sonic dubstep mixed in with soaring indie-electro vocals. Welcome back, Bubblegum Sci Fi.
“Our 18th podcast comes from Brussels native, Pelican Fly label head, and quite the bad boy on the decks — Thomas Duval aka DJ Slow. Right from the jump, after Canblaster sent us a promo for FLY001 by Richelle, this and each following release made its way into our collective DJ crate. Releases from Sinjin Hawke, Mister Tweeks and Lucid followed along with remixes from artists like LOL Boys, Sam Tiba, DJ Sliink and more, making Pelican Fly a definite label to keep tabs on. Along with a newly crowned Pelican Fly production squad consisting of DJ Slow, label co-founder Richelle and Mister Tweeks, the crew hosts a regular party at the illustrious Social Club in Paris which is also home base for many of our favorite Paris crews as well.
Salva and Shlohmo hit up Social Club with DJ Slow and mega homie Guillaume Berg while in Europe earlier this year, and these cats really did their thing. Therefore we thought it time to showcase DJ Slow’s label, aesthetic and musical taste for our next podcast. He combines styles like Atlanta Rap and Jersey club into South African house and sleazy Techno, with the rawness of UK Grime — making Slow’s sound that of a perfect blend for the dance floor. Great amount of exclusives and all around acid-trip-booty-sweat vibes on this one.”
The Brussels based, internationally minded Pelican Fly label is definitely in the running for label of the year in terms of hardworking DIY hustle, originality and ingenuity, and of course unpredictably powerful dance floor staples. No surprise then that the latest release from Barcelona resident Sinjin Hawke is an orchestral compilation of swooning, ready to burst dance music equally informed by Rustie, cassette tapes of r&b jams you taped off the radio but then left out in the sun, and the noise you hear right before Young Jeezy runs over you in a Hummer.
Technically, “The Lights” is an EP, but weighing in at eight tracks, including into and outro pieces that work perfectly with the tone of the project, it feels a lot bigger. Maybe that’s also because Sinjin flexes an incredibly varied amount of muscles on this one, leading things off with the stutter step inducing booty clap hypnosis session that is “Like That”. Pitched hip hop samples in dance music isn’t reinventing the wheel, but when Sinjin brings the pitch to a complete halt at two minutes in, it’s comparable to “The Whisper Song” in terms of hedonistic dancefloor sleaze.
There are moments where “The Lights” kicks into full DJ Khaled mode – the horn filled bravado of “Intro” or the chemically inspired maximalist beat of “Crystal Dust” which give a bit of a genuine shiver up the spine. And there’s even a slow jam on here in the form of absurdist vocal house from one Martyn Bootyspoon, who pines after women who make him want to “drink a glass of milk, on this hot sunny day”. Whatever that means, it’s definitely up there with Julio Bashmore’s “Grand National” in terms of odd sampling sources – weird enough to make you raise an eyebrow on the dancefloor, but anthemic enough to keep you moving.