Brooklyn producer Nick Hook teams up with ATL mystery man 24hrs for the slinky “Gucci’s,” taken from Nick’s Relationships album, out 11/1. True to the LP’s collaborative spirit, “Gucci’s” is unexpectedly catchy and greater than the sum of its parts; alien vocal processing meets trunk decimating bass, resulting in what may become the first improvised analog synth jam to make Magic City rotation.
SLUGGERS flip Sunshine State vibes like a photonegative, crafting some of this year’s deepest, dankest dance records in the process. Their hit Fool’s Gold Clubhouse single “Courtesy / HYPR” earned them support from big dogs like A-Trak, Diplo and Skrillex and standout slots at Ultra, EDC and other global dance festivals. But Anthem (out 10/28) is the anonymous crew’s heaviest mission statement to date, a five-track love letter to bass in all its forms. From the skull-rattling title track to the sinister, droning vibes of “Doses,” MIA nightlife has never sounded so wonderfully dark. After teasing the release’s title track, SLUGGERS drop “So Much Love” along with the Anthem EP pre-order here.
Just when you thought exploding batteries were the worst thing to happen to your cell phone, meet the homicidal operating system of Tommy Trash & TAISUN’s “IOUE” video. Director Edward John Drake provides the ideal faux TV commercial setting (complete with breakdancers!) to conjure a neon nightmare that pairs perfectly with Tommy and TAISUN’s distorted dance hit. Play it loud and keep an eye out for Tommy’s upcoming Group Chat EP, featuring collaborations with fellow Fool’s Gold label mates created during the “Gold Gone Wild” tour.
As the dizzying music video for A-Trak and Tommy Trash’s “Lose My Mind” becomes a Vine and GIF phenomenon, the DJ duo strike back with four new spins on their loopy collab, courtesy of some of the coolest new talents in dance music. OWSLA queen Mija goes sampladelic, D.O.D blasts off with his “future jack” energy and Meaux Green and SAM F turn up and trap out, while French funky vibe-master Jean Tonique straps on his roller skates and adds original talkbox verses. Mental!
Brooklyn producer Infuze specializes in a melodic and musical approach to bass music. We’re psyched to follow up his “re-roll” of Flosstradamus & Baauer’s “Roll Up” with brand new original “Alive,” featuring the talented new singer, Brave.
A-Trak and Tommy Trash face off (literally) in the animated new “Lose My Mind” video. The duo’s hypnotic, distorted disco jam gets an appropriately loopy clip courtesy of renowned curator @love.watts and animator FrankNitty3000, taking face-swapping to ridiculously absurd (and thoroughly GIF-able) new heights. Grab GIFs here!
Giraffage and THEA’s gentle jam “Bring Me Your Love” gets a dose of executive realness from LA’s Madeaux, who cranks the tempo (and the attitude) for a housey mix equally at home strutting down a catwalk or banging out the 4am warehouse function.