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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!

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Free Download: Plastikman – EXhale (Sonar Live Mix)

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Richie Hawtin will go down as one of the most influential visionaries of our generation. While there are many prolific artists that helped establish the scene, Richie Hawtin has played a major role in shaping the cultural and musical landscape that we live and breathe every day. From showcases at the Guggenheim to marathon sets world-wide, nothing is off limits for Mr. Hawtin.

His most recent endeavor manifests in the form of the CNTRL Tour in which he and fellow esteemed artists travel through the United States visiting college campuses spreading the good word about technology and techno culture. Tomorrow night marks the grand finale of the CNTRL 2015 Tour, and to honor this day we’re sharing the free download of his Plastikman EXhale recording live from Sonar 2014. EXhale is a truly minimal gem encompassing abstract sounds and textures, coming together to form one cohesive piece of electronic music.

The official CNTRL Closing Party will be taking place at the Hollywood Palladium with special guests Chris Liebing, Victor Calderone, Ean Golden, and Lee K. After a long tour across the United States we expect this one to end in grand fashion.

CNTRL Closing Party: Tickets | Information

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.

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]

 

Freebie Friday: Butch – From Above

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Butch is an artist that needs little introduction. As a person he is lighthearted and comical, and when it comes down to the music his passion for life is evident. In preparation for his set tomorrow night at Minimal Effort, we’ve gone back into his archives and dug up a free download that he released from Area Remote Records two years ago.

Butch n Virginia’s From Above is a slick piece of emotive grooves and sonic subtleties that is perfect for the coming months. This particular track was out on Area Remote, but Butch has his catalog spread-out through a variety of labels such as Watergate, Bouq, Desolat, Cécille, and Cocoon, to name a few. From his releases to world tours, Butch consistently spreads positive vibes and music to everyone he encounters. Tomorrow night will be no exception.

Enjoy the free download of From Above, and make sure to catch him in Los Angeles tomorrow night at Minimal Effort.

Tickets and Info: Minimal Effort March 21
Butch on: Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor | Beatport

Butch n Virginia – From Above [Free Download]

Freebie Friday: Those Lies (David Duriez Acid Bonus Dub)

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If you can’t beat them, join them. That was the philosophy of David Duriez when he decided to offer up a free download of his remix for Raw District. His take on Those Lies encompasses everything that makes for a great house track: vibrant pads, a funky bassline, solid drum patterns, and although obvious in the title, acid textures that really take the track to the next level. We expect nothing less from such a talented producer, and neither should you. Enjoy the free download, and get this weekend started off proper.

Raw District – Those Lies (David Duriez Acid Bonus Dub)

Freebie Friday: Drumcell

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Los Angeles based techno guru, Drumcell, has become a household name for techno fans around the world. Working closely with Droid Behavior, and with releases on major labels such as CLR, Drumcell always finds a way to expose the listener to the darker sounds of the genre. Today we offer up a free download of a hidden bonus track that was on the cassette version of his debut album, Sleep Complex. Take a listen and get the free download from his Soundcloud below.

If you’ve ever heard a Drumcell track you’ll recognize his distinct sound that sets him apart from the rest. With an arsenal of tools at his disposal he hones in on his craft and is capable of serving up the most vicious techno as well as some serious dub atmospheres as we see with this Designer (Bonus Track)Designer is an eerie track that has the various elements looming around the sound spectrum. A “calm before the storm” type feeling that hits you hard, and you know deep inside that some serious techno heat is about to be brought to the dance floor.

We’re looking forward to hearing what he has in store for the techno community in 2015, so stay tuned for more amazing music from Drumcell.

Drumcell on Facebook | Soundcloud | Beatport

 

Freebie Friday: Ruben Mandolini – My Mind

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With releases on Snatch!, Terminal M, and Defected, Ruben Mandolini has a knack for releasing massive dance floor certified groove tracks. Back in November he released “Your Love”, a solid two track EP for Snatch Records, and also included an exclusive free download of a third original track.

My Mind has an infectious groove loaded with different drum rhythms and a chugging bassline sure to make an impact on the dance floor. With the addition of a guitar-ish sounding stab on the break, the arrangement feels complete and ready for action.

Snatch Records had another groove filled year with releasing artists such as Kaiserdisco, Pirupa, and Santos; expect more great releases from the crew this year. Also keep an eye out for Ruben Mandolini who is sure to have another great year representing Italian tech-house.

My Mind is available for free download via the Snatch Records Soundcloud.

Ruben Mandolini on Facebook | Soundcloud

Freebie Friday: DAVI Remixes

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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