Mike Huckaby – Free Sample Pack

WH-MIKE-HUCKABY-press-shot-2Techno legend and vintage synthesizer enthusiast Mike Huckaby has, time and again, defined and redefined the techno sound. From the earliest days of his career, he has sculpted, shaped, and pushed the boundaries of underground dance music. While many artists have switched to a predominantly software-based workflow and abandoned much of their “outdated” gear, Huckaby maintains a fully stocked arsenal of analog, digital, and hybrid synthesizers guaranteed to wow even the most seasoned gear heads. Luckily, Huckaby has graciously decided to share his sounds, releasing an exclusive sample pack through groove.de – the pack contains 16 phenomenal wav samples, each with full descriptions of the instruments and synthesizers used to create them. We’re beyond thrilled to have gotten our hands on these amazing synth samples and we hope you will be too!

 

Click here to read more and to download the samples, courtesy of groove.de

Freebie Friday: DAVI Remixes

Davi Live SF

With a string of deep melodic releases on Crosstown Rebels, Rebellion, and Ajunadeep, LA based DAVI is building quite the résumé in the city of angels. He’s played alongside some of the best in the industry from the likes of Dubfire, Hernan Cattenao, and John Digweed; with a style that creates a perfect atmosphere regardless of the setting. Over the past few years he has honed his skills both in the studio and behind the decks, and his dedication really shines through with his music. He’ll be playing at Sound Nightclub tonight alongside Behrouz and Tara Brooks, and here’s three free downloads from DAVI to set the mood for the evening. DAVI has offered up some free downloads on his Soundcloud, and you can listen and download the three tracks below. Read more

Freebie Friday: Redshape – Hallo808

Redshape

If there’s one thing we know about Redshape, it’s that he has a way of delivering house and techno unlike anyone else out there. The Berlin artist chooses to perform anonymously, embracing a red mask. But don’t let the mask fool you as an overused gimmick; his music certainly reinforces his artist persona. From sets like Circoloco at DC-10, Ibiza to productions being supported by artists such as Cassy, Sian, and Steffi, his sound acts as a puppeteer to the dancefloor.

Redshape offered up an absolutely gritty 808 inspired jam as a free download on Halloween back in 2013. Not for the faint of heart, this is mostly a DJ tool that can be used at disposal when needing to add some serious punch to a set. His ethos has always been about an emphasis on the music, in all aspects. While this is a very dance floor driven track and a giveaway, Redshape has a catalog that stretches far and wide, fully expressing his range as an artist. You can download the track below from his Soundcloud.

 

 

 

Freebie Friday: Justin Martin

Justin Martin EXLAWhen it comes to high quality bass and house music, the Dirtybird crew can be considered master chefs. Luckily for us folks in Los Angeles, they’ve held down a residency this year at Exchange LA with many of their artists coming through to lay down dance floor heat. This Saturday the Dirtybird night includes Justin Martin, Jimmy Edgar, Justin Jay, and Christian Martin. We’re already more than excited, but here’s two free downloads from Justin Martin to help us get in the right mindset for the evening.

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Just imagining Justin Martin’s rework of Ultraista – Small Talk coming through the sound system at Exchange puts us in a good mood. It’s a fantastic bass heavy rework that has all the essential elements that give it that quintessential Dirtybird feel.

The second free download, Don’t Go (VIP) starts off with an ensemble of strings that rain down from the bass heavens. A beautiful compilation of strings only to fade into the deep bass and groove suited for the dance floor. The download is at the standard 320 bit rate, but head on over to the Dirtybird Drip.fm and there are some more goodies available there. (For a small subscription fee).

A big night ahead this Saturday for the Dirtybird takeover at Exchange. Enjoy these free downloads, and we’ll see you on the dance floor!

Freebie Friday: Premiesku – Despre Ei

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When it comes to minimal, not many do it better than the Romanians. Livio & Roby in conjunction with George G make up the deadly minimal trio known as Premiesku. Deep rolling grooves, sizzling percussion, and waves of textures are all employeed to deliver warm grooves to the dance floor. For this week’s Freebie Friday, here’s a free download of Despre Ei, a track from their Move 4 release this October.

Despre Ei is a well rounded dance floor tool. Minimal percussion and a stinging off kick hat pattern provide the groove, while distant chords hit steadily in the background. Premiesku continues to keep the genre of minimal interesting with their various soundscapes and dub textures.

The trio will also be releasing their third EP this year Monday, December 8th on Desolat. A very strong platform for Premiesku to push their sound and grow as their collective techno collaboration.

Freebie Friday: Beatport Decade with Adam Beyer

Adam Beyer

The Beatport Decade series is now on its final week of celebrations, and for the 10th installment they bring in Drumcode head honcho, Adam Beyer. Beyer has selected 10 tracks to include in his Decade Playlist, and also offers up 5 free tracks from Drumcode artists Alan Fitzpatrick, Joseph Capriati, Sam Paganini, Nicole Moudaber, and Victor Calderone. As expected each one of the freebies embodies a different emotion and vibe associated with the quintessential Drumcode sound. Head on over to the Beatport Decade Page to download Adam Beyer’s picks, as well as look at the previous 9 weeks and downloads. Don’t forget to sign in in order to download the tracks. Read more

Jamie Charles (Motek) Live at WORK 01 – Stream & Download Now

Work-Jamie

Jamie Charles, the LA based DJ/Producer, just made his live set at WORK available for stream and download last week supporting the likes of Avatism and Hands Free. The UK transplant is set to have forthcoming releases on both Motek and Draft and have been getting quite the support from LA’s underground scene. The 1 hour live mix exemplifies the deep and moody elements of house and techno that has been a signature sound of Jamie Charles.

WORK is a new event concept that raises awareness on a single action that essentially pushes everything forward. Without it, the world simply would not exist as it is the essence of everyday life.

Catch Jamie Charles LIVE at Clinic Wednesday on December 3rd supporting Luca Cazal. Get on our guestlist for free entry before 11pm. Stream and download the hour mix below for your audio pleasure.

Freebie Friday: Climbers – Hello / Wise Man

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Today’s freebie comes courtesy of the fantastic duo from Mexico, Climbers. Having released on prominent labels such as Get Physical, My Favorite Robot, and LA’s Culprit, the duo’s music is gaining widespread popularity amongst DJ’s and fans alike.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise either. Climbers have the ability to infuse house grooves and rhythms with deeper elements making them a double threat in the booth, literally. So to honor the duo, here are two free tracks that they’ve offered up on their Soundcloud.

First we have Hello, a driving deep house track encompassing the sound they’ve become so well known for. Plucked leads and pads to go along with a steady drum pattern makes this one a great functional dance floor tool. Take a listen and download it here.

Next up from Climbers is Wise Man. Droning pads echo in the background as it fades to a strong kick with slightly reverbed claps, only to chug along until the processed lead plucks come in. From start to finish the track continues to evolve and is loaded with emotion. It isn’t until about four minutes into the track that the tension builds with modular stabs giving the track just enough of an extra boost. Take a listen and download Wise Man here.

Freebie Friday #2: Avatism – Different Spaces feat. Forrest

flyerTonight is a night we’ve been anticipating for quite some time. We’re incredibly excited for the LA debut of Avatism along with Hands Free. And to make the day even better, let’s throw in a free track from Avatism as well. On his Soundcloud he’s made available a deep tech journey of a track. Different Spaces receives vocal support by Forrest resulting in a contemplative atmosphere as deep kicks give life to the track.

Looking forward to seeing what he has in store for us tonight. After rocking city after city around the world, it’s about time that Los Angeles hosts Avatism. Tickets and guest-list options are still available. Take a look at any of these links to join us for the party.

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Freebie Friday: Louie Fresco Ft. Aquarius Heaven – Missunderstood (Low Tide Remix)

Louie Fresco Ft. Aquarius Heaven

Our buddies Low Tide recently dropped a dope remix of the single ‘Missunderstood’ originally composed by Louie Fresco ft. Aquarius Heaven and have offered it to the public as a free download and is highly recommended by us to grab your copy to instantly make this Friday that much more awesome.

About Low Tide:
Los Angeles based DJ and production duo Low Tide are making waves, showcasing their talent through a depth and emotion that resonates with a variety of musical souls. Respected and passionate artists Michael Sandler and Joshua Finley share a creative vision and are continuous in their efforts to utilize technical skill and refined taste to bring a unique sound to the forefront of the scene. The encouragement of friends and colleagues joined with collective experience have acted as significant factors fueling a relentless pursuit in the studio to create a vibration of their own.

Low Tide are not just producers, they are DJs, and their sets have gained them notoriety due to their understanding on how to create and feed the vibe in any give setting. Their fluid and melodic sets have taken them from the coasts of the US to Mexico. In recent months they have played alongside prominent acts such as Tone of Arc, Till Von Sein, Francesca Lombardo, Climbers, Signal Flow, Balcazar & Sordo, Silky, and Pattern Drama.

With humble heads and open hearts, Low Tide are ready for what the future holds and plan on working with determination to uphold the sophisticated and alluring sound they aspire to symbolize.

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