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deadmau5 Offers Free Download of “stuff i used to do” with 13 Unreleased Tracks

Today, Friday, February 24, and for one week only, deadmau5 has teamed up with WeTransfer for the release of stuff i used to do, a collection of sixteen previously unreleased tracks.

Download the first 13 tracks now, here. Beginning Friday, March 3 stuff i used to do will be available at all digital retailers, and will include three exclusive tracks.

The collection, which is also available to all via the WeTransfer homepage, comes as a celebration of deadmau5 as an independent artist that can choose to offer free music to his fans at will.

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CW:A Metrist

Free Download: CW/A ‘Disquieting’ (Metrist Remix)

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You may know CW/A as Italian producers Thomas Feriero and Francesco Leali, the minds behind Avatism, Clockwork and Opus 3000, as well as for their extensive release and remix list on labels such as Parachute, R&S, Decca and Vakant. In fact, they have been spearheading the work on Parachute in tandem with Life & Death chief DJ Tennis since 2013, all the while of course remaining prolific on the studio and on tour under their other aliases.

Last year they released their first full-length album, Words Unspoken, Acts Undone. Now, a special remix EP is being released on October 14th containing  two reworks of tracks from the album, courtesy of Parachute label-mate Metrist and Italian Workdiscs’ Simbiosi:

01. Disquieting (Metrist Remix)
02. Rainer Has No Shadow (Simbiosi Remix)

You can download the Metrist remix here via XLR8R.

CW/A are also on the cusp of releasing Ringleader. The duo drew inspiration from the current world concerns about mass surveillance and cyber spying, with Ringleader aiming to be “an audible interpretation of big data, ubiquitous connections and the acceptance of corporate and government spying.”

Out on December 16th, the album will contain the following original productions:

A1. BlatSting
2/A2. EligibleCandidate
3/A3. HiddenTemple
4/B1. ContainmentGrid
5/B2. 1212/DEHEX
6/B3. BPatrol

H/T: XLR8R

Anthont Attalla

FREE DOWNLOAD: Anthony Attalla – “What Happened”

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In 2004 Harry “Choo Choo” Romero released What Happened, an EP on that came armed with a strong, dance floor-ready Dub remix of the same-title track by none other than Erick Morillo.

Featuring Jessica Eve on vocals, the same-title track “What Happened” was undeniably one of the hits of that year. Catchy and fast-packed, the minimal looped chunky track  was part of that signature sound that characterized the rising career of the one they called Choo Choo and his remixer for the occasion, Subliminal boss Erick Morillo.

Now, Incorrect Music chief Anthony Attalla has taken the track and given it a complete rework, the finished product already receiving major play by big-name DJs throughout the summer. While the catchy acapella remains,  Attalla’s power lays in the unmistakable and signature step and bounce he has added, as well as the sensual dreamlike melody that permeates the track before kicking back into full groove mode. The tech-heavy result is nothing short of fantastic: a dance floor-ready anthem that has been making people groove throughout summer in dance floors throughout the world.

You can now stream and download Anthony Attalla’s “What Happened” via the SoundCloud link below:

Connect with Anthony Attalla on Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor 

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Download KiNK’s Latest EP for FREE!

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Red Bull Studios Paris Session with KiNK

Who doesn’t like free music? Fans of Bulgarian producer KiNK can now enjoy his latest EP, recorded in Paris’s Red Bull Studios, for free.

The artist, known for his impressive live performances, is now the eight artist to put out a free EP produced at the Red Bull Studios, on the footsteps of producers such as Pépé Bradock, Tom Trago, Svengalisghost and Feadz.

“I made a conscious decision to limit myself,” he confides, “and to use only what I could find in the studio to compose and record. I only brought two of my very favorite machines with me: an Acidlab Drumatix to make beats with and a Leploop – which I always bring on tour with me anyway – to make all these weird noises. Among the many instruments that were on-site, I picked a Rhodes MK 1 piano, a Moog Voyager, an acoustic drum kit and a clutch of vintage analogue effects, like the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase.

The goal was simple: to compose, record and mix three track in five days. It was a very intense experience, the clock was ticking and I had to learn how to play instruments that were new to me. So in short I had to quickly bound out of my comfort zone, which did me a world of good. None of this would have been possible without Rachel Row, who sang and played a couple of piano chords, and the studio’s sound engineer Jérome Caron, who gave me quite a bit of help with the arrangements.”

The EP is some brilliant KiNK work, the ultimate result of a true and long improv session rather than strict programming. With “Naive” listeners experience jazz-tinged electro-pop nugget carried by Rachel Row’s voice, a regular collaborator of the Bulgarian artist. On the other hand, “French Affair” is a more club-ready and instrumental-filled house track, both combining for a strong EP that is pure KiNK classic.

The whole EP has been made available as a free download via SoundCloud below:

H/T: Red Bull Studios

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Free Download: David August Releases “Patria” featuring Sissi Rada

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A true musical craftsman, David August has a firm grasp on intricate melodies and compositions. His recent coloration with Greek vocalist, Sissi Rada, is a testament to that statement.

“Last year I met Sissi Rada. She was singing in Greek and playing the harp when I first listened to her. I asked her to record something with me as I wanted to use her voice for my music. We sat down, I played the harmonies on my Prophet 5 and she would jam over it. Her first take is the take you’re listening to.” – David August

Influenced by the unfortunate political and economic landscape of Greece, Patria conveys a sense of tension that is softened by the music of August and the vocals of Rada. Soft pads, a mellow bass, and gentle melodies play off a very organic drum groove that keeps everything together in one cohesive arrangement.

Have a listen and grab your free download below courtesy of David August

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Freebie Friday: Hernene – Rainy Dayz

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If you’ve ever visited or lived in LA you’ll know how rare it is for us to get any rain at all through out the year. In light of the last day and 1/2 of gloomy weather and cold showers we picked a track title that truly fits the vibe.

Hernene, a Los Angeles based producer, delivered us a proper tune which was featured by XLR8R as a free download and we found it quite appropriate to share this with our fellow music lovers. The sound derives from what we would consider “true deep house” with a nice touch of jack-liftin beats (yes we just made it up) that gives you a sense of hope that the rain will soon fade to bring some normalcy back to the city of angels. Enjoy this fine cut and stay dry!

Follow Hernene: Facebook

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Freebie Friday: James Barnsley Tracks

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James Barnsley is a name that is synonymous with house music. With releases on Savor Music, Keep it Zen, Sankeys Music, and Catwash Records it’s safe to say that Barnsley knows his way around a studio…and a dance floor. Always progressing forward while staying true to house music in it’s purest form, James Barnsley is a class artist in this massive global industry. While his whole catalog is worth listening to, here are two free downloads that he’s made available through his Soundcloud.

You can stream and download the two tracks from the Soundcloud players below. Sit back, relax, play ‘em loud, and have an excellent weekend.

James Barnsley: Facebook | Soundcloud | Juno Download

James Barnsley – Pushing feat. Robert Owens

Pushing starts off strong with wet reverberated hits and a brief introduction with a jackin hat pattern. As the track chugs along the hypnotic vibe locks you in, and it isn’t broken until the vocal treatment from Robert Owens comes in. An ode to old basement parties and limited tools, it is certainly a track that everyone can appreciate. A wobbly pad enters the mix rounding off the track in true Barnsley fashion.

James Barnsley – Move On (Original Mix)

Nothing gets a groove going like some punchy 909 toms. Add a slow chunky bassline and the groove is further enunciated. James Barnsley has a fine attention to detail within the track, making sure that each element finds it’s appropriate place in the mix. From the synthetic click every four bars to the distant chords every so often it is a great track with a fun arrangement.

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Freebie Friday: I’ll House You (Einzelkind Edit)

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If you’ve been on a dance floor at all the past 10 years it’s highly probable that you’ve heard the iconic “I’ll house you” vocal sample. It’s one of the best dance floor vocal samples for a DJ to use at his/her discretion, and never fails in injecting feel good vibes to the party. For Freebie Friday today we share with you the jackin’ edit of I’ll House You by Einzelkind.

Einzelkind takes the original track from Jungle Brothers and turns it into a certified groover. Where the original utilized classic chord stabs, Einzelkind’s edit strips everything back relying heavily on a forceful and jackin hat groove. Between a deep saturated kick, the hats, and the iconic vocal sample you have all the ingredients for a perfect club track.

Enjoy the free download, and test it out on a dance floor near you this weekend.

Freebie Friday and EP Preview: PILO

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The pilomotor reflex, most aptly known as goosebumps is exactly what happens when you listen to music that sends shivers down your spine. For Freebie Friday today we present a track from PILO in preparation for his forthcoming release on Boysnoize Records.

PILO has been consistently releasing truly original tracks from day one and his Forthcoming EP Sentimental Schematics is simply proof that he has no where to go but up. The featured track on the EP, Memory Loss, (which is to premier via Nest HQ) is the very definition of what makes PILO’s music so authentic. With a variation of resonating techno sounds, oscillated dissonance, and an earsplitting kick drum, it’s hard to believe one can actually turn such contrasting elements into such a melodic tune that still retains its sense of originality.

The entire EP will be available worldwide on Boysnoize Records April 20th. Grab your free download of User Image below, and preview Memory Loss from PILO’s new EP here.

PILO: Facebook | Soundcloud | Beatport

PILO – User Image [To Download: Follow the free download link from the player, and click Filet Mignon #3]

 

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Freebie Friday: Mario Polanco

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We go coast to coast for Freebie Friday this week. EndlessLove Recordings is a New York label and they’ve recently offered up two free downloads from their roster. Mario Polanco aka M.P.C serves up two excellent slices of deep grooves that can be utilized in a variety of situations. From the warm up, to the after, to the sun soaked terraces these are two tracks you want in your arsenal. These free downloads will only be available for a limited time, so make sure to grab your copies.

Endless Love Recordings on: Facebook | Soundcloud | Official Site
M.P.C on: Soundcloud

M.P.C – Breaking Point

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