Vincent The Owl bugs out and bars out over Nick Catchdubs production in the “Pour Decisions” video, filmed on a mic-mounted GoPro in and around VTO’s Jersey City studio. The warped, lo-fi paint drip vibe of “Pour Decisions” is a perfect pairing with Vincent and Nick’s collab EP of the same name, featuring five tracks of delinquent Garden State raps atop spastic, subterranean tracks.
Born in Philadelphia, raised in LA and currently based in Brooklyn, club vanguard DJ Swisha is making some of the most exciting and vital dance music today. Hailed by the Washington Post as a leader in “a new generation of black artists reclaiming the roots of techno music,” the producer and DJ is a constant presence in underground speakers, whether tearing up warehouses with his Juke Bounce Werk crew or dropping legendary Boiler Room streams stuffed with Jersey Club classics, futuristic house and his own hybrid originals. DJ Swisha’s debut Fool’s Gold EP Nothing But Net shoots even higher as the purest distillation of his polyglot, polyrhythmic ethos to date: five dancefloor-first tracks including the relentless thump of “Methods” and “Fake Molly,” the hypnotic loops of the title track and “Reconstructed Club,” and even a vocal assist from fellow Philly icon Bahamadia on drum machine workout “Crypto.” Listen now!
lxury’s No Real Rush EP is one of our favorite releases of the year, a bold broadcast from a UK dance innovator. Now two of HIS favorites take No Real Rush tracks into strange and wonderful new territory. Turn your speakers up to hear Gemi dosing “2007” with heavy garage energy, while Borderland State & The Best Kisser In LA deconstruct “Do This Forever” and descend into total rave madness. Listen Now!
Morgan Geist is a New York / New Jersey dance legend bringing inventive energy to classic disco and electro sounds with his experimental solo LPs, hit duo Storm Queen and the massively influential Metro Area (aka what Resident Advisor calls “some of the most celebrated dance music of the past decade.”) He continues to remake dance music in his own image while stretching The Brothers Macklovitch’s “Give Love To Get Some” into fantastically dubby shapes, stuffed with wonky sax riffs and loop d’loops like none other. Listen Now!
Waajeed is a beloved producer carrying the torch for Detroit’s deep musical history and future-minded grooves, whether on countless solo releases or collaborations with the likes of Theo Parrish, J Dilla, Dwele and his own group Platinum Pied Pipers. It was only right that The Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak and Dave1 of Chromeo) enlist him for a remix of their debut single “Give Love To Get Some,” levitating this feel-good cut into soulful new dimensions. Listen Now!
DJ/producer and Fool’s Gold’s co-founder Nick Catchdubs discovered Jersey City MC Vincent, The Owl online and immediately reached out, recognizing a kindred spirit and fellow Jersey-born enthusiast of all things bugged out. Early this year, the duo created a batch of tracks that would form Pour Decisions, planning to drop it as a brown-bagged collection of warm-weather jams. It’s a different kind of summer for sure, but this head-nodding EP of oddball beats and hilariously profane lyrics stays frosty at all times. Listen now!
Joining a storied lineage of family entertainers like the Isleys, the Allmans, and the Baldwins, Grammy-nominated siblings A-Trak and Dave1 have made their mother happy and finally teamed up as The Brothers Macklovitch. The turntable icon and Chromeo frontman meld funky influences from their formative days (Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies, Masters At Work) with crisp production and soulful hooks, aided by rising R&B star Leven Kali on debut Fool’s Gold single “Give Love To Get Some.” Listen now!
Lxury’s heady, ecstatic dance music has been championed by the likes of A-Trak, Four Tet and Caribou for good reason. His hazy take on house is perfect for headphones and festivals alike, channeling the hands-in-the-air energy of rave history without any of the retro trappings. The perfectly titled No Real Rush EP collects four new future classics from a producer who knows that time is a flat circle (that spins at 45 RPM as loud as possible). Listen now!
Fool’s Gold’s mysterious HERO shared his moody, danceable vision (which he’s described as “putting familiar sounds through a VHS player”) on the CRY BABY EP. Now a wild bunch of DJs and electronic producers from around the globe put their own spin on remixes, teasing exciting new directions while keeping HERO’s late-night emotions fully intact. Listen now!
Hoodboi is one of LA’s most vibrant electronic producers, bringing emotional depth to club cuts on EPs like Sahara and Breathing Room. On the disco-tinged new single “High Fidelity,” Hoodboi flips those signature sounds into an anthem for his monthly Comfort Zone party, whose slogan says it all: “NO SET TIMES, NO GENRE, NO FILTER. Listen now!