NEW TRACK + VIDEO: Soulwax remixes Joe Goddard, Mixhell and Mutado Pintado ‘Crocodile Boots’

Last October from Mixhell, Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) and Mutado Pintado (Paranoid London), Brazil, London and the USA came a great mix of unexpected sounds. Dropping via Delayed Records, the Crocodile Boots EP offered a cacophony of musical elements and spoken word that’s myriad intricacies made it one of the most sonically intriguing releases of the year.

The title track ‘Crocodile Boots’, a funny, funky poem about daily life, politics and miscommunications, has received a special remix and accompanying visual from close friends and confidants, Soulwax.

Speaking on the video, Iggor Cavalera says “this video is an amazing compilation of mad ideas from Mutado’s brain mixed with the low-fi images of Laima and himself on a duet between the confused red neck and a Portuguese/Brazilian spoken girl.”

The Brazilian production duo Mixhell first met Joe Goddard in Brazil around 2006. DJ’ing many times together and supporting Hot Chip, the Crocodile Boots project was born out of a few 30-minute jam sessions they did in 2015 alongside close friend and Paranoid London affiliated Mutado Pintado.

The EP’s 3 tracks express a high dynamic range through sinuous melodies and polyrhythmic sonic textures whilst Mutado Pintado’s instantly recognisable tone lyrically reveals elements of the artist’s lives. Further remixes of the EP’s title track ‘Crocodile Boots’ and ‘Hard Work Pays Off’ are expected to drop from Joe Goddard (an original collaborator) and Party Nails, the LA-based electro-pop newcomer.

Since writing ‘Crocodile Boots’ the four artists haven’t again been in the same place at the same time – testament to the pure and organic nature of this release. It’s seen massive club support from an array of tastemakers including Erol Alkan, Damian Lazarus, Jamie Jones, MJ Cole and Thomas von Party (Turbo Recordings) and what started out as a fun breather from their other projects has become something much more significant and potentially disruptive to the current electronic music landscape.

2017 will see Mixhell unite once again with Soulwax, kicking off a Spring Tour with them from March that will include live band performances on drums (Iggor) and synths and backing vocals (Laima) as well as DJ after parties as Mixhell.

Crocodile Boots EP and Soulwax remix is out now. Full remix package to be released on 27th January, 2017.

Darko De Jan debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb ‘Reflections EP’

Dubai based DJ and producer Darko De Jan debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb ’Reflections EP’. A very much-established artist, this guy has seen a plethora of releases on various labels over the years. He is the resident DJ at The 27th Floor Bar at the prestigious Burj Al Arab. Previously he held a 5-year residency at the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa. All this was achieved through hard work and dedication. In 2009 he started to focus on music production where he crafted his cutting edge sound through a fusion of genres. Darko De Jan boasts a large support base around the world including the likes of Erick Morillo, Steve Angello, Steve Lawler, Danny Howells, Felix Da Housecat, Roger Sanchez, Sasha, John Digweed and Pete Tong to name just a few.

Darko De Jan explores the intricacies of Techno with ‘Reflections’. From start to finish we are drawn into and captivated by this solid mover. Deep bubbling basses rise from the depths while a tight drum arrangement sets the rhythm loose. The break unleashes a sublime synth sequence as a playful arp dances through the sound. Top-notch stuff that is not to be missed.

‘Silent Mayhem’ goes deep into progressive with a sublime effort full of beautifully crafted synths and a wonderfully rhythmic groove. A deep purring bassline wraps us up in a warmth that won’t let got while stabbing synths break through the low frequencies. A high string adds tension as the layers build all around alongside cool vocals that give the track a darker character. Superb stuff that is not to be missed.

Anderson debuts on Jango X with ‘And There I Was EP’

With over a decade’s worth of experience in the music industry under his belt David Stephens, better known as Anderson, has become one of the scene’s most respected industry professionals. The multitalented musician, who’s record collection includes hits such as: ‘Foreign Feathers’, ‘Downfall’, ‘Resilient’, ‘Shift Control’, ‘Nocturne’, ‘Domain’ and ‘Tralia’, has been snapped up by impressive imprints like Elektrified Music, Urban Latin Records and Mayer’s Records and amassed support from A-List stars worldwide – momentous achievements for any calibre of producer.

Next to be churned out of his home studio and added to his ever-expanding release catalogue is ‘And There I Was EP’, a two-track Tech House EP that contains the tracks ‘Slipstream’ and ‘Reflux’. Full of groovy percussion, deep bass-lines and bouncing beats, ‘And There I Was EP’ is a must have inclusion in any DJ’s record box. It is out now via French imprint Jango Music so make sure you grab your copy in time for weekend!

Big Fish x G.Y.G. “Ain’t Got Time” [G House] – Back Door #057 by Doner Music

Back Door is the weekly free download series by Doner Music, management & label founded by Big Fish (Mad Decent), italian multiplatinum producer and dj.
Exploring the various worlds in the electronic music universe, Back Door aims to be a key figure for emerging talents.

Back Door #057 is “Ain’t Got Time

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US kickstart 2017 with ‘Get Stupid’

Thanks to their striking, ever-growing catalogue of productions that have been churned out of their studios, London and Mexico based US have been at the centre of a sonic assault on the clubbing circuit. With records such as ‘Here To Party’, ‘Without You’, ‘SCOM’ and ‘Blinded By Love’ under their belt, the dynamic DJ and production duo are on a mission to bring a fresh and exciting wave of EDM to the Dance music scene – it’s no surprise they have been grabbing the attentions of many A-List DJs from around the globe.

Up next from US is ‘Get Stupid’, a Big Room anthem that is sure to smash clubs and festival mainstages worldwide. Full of bouncing off-beat basslines, razor sharp top-lines, driving beats, iconic vocals and infectious melodies, this Electro thriller is a must have inclusion in any peak-time DJ set and music lover’s record collection. The release of ‘Get Stupid’ sees US make their debut on renowned imprint Digital Empire Records and you can grab your copy now!

Mike Williams – ‘Bambini’

Holland’s rising DJ and producer Mike Williams brings his third release on Musical Freedom, ‘Bambini’. The track features echoing vocal samples and sweet melodies that lead up to a drop filled with captivating synths.

Hailing from Holland, audacious producer Mike Williams has been holding it down on the decks since age 12. Every year since, the young producer has improved his craft along the way, playing live with the likes of Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Hardwell and Don Diablo. After a fantastic debut on Spinnin with ‘Sweet And Sour’ – which hit #6 on the Beatport Top 100 – he collaborated with mentor Tiësto on ‘I Want You’, which has already received over 9 million Spotify plays. His latest single on Spinnin’ ‘Take Me Down’, was an instant hit, getting to #2 on the Beatport Future House chart and amassing over a million views on Youtube. He looks set to continue making a major impact in 2017 as he tours and produces new music.