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Dawn Golden – Still Life

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2014 by E.N.

Dawn Golden - Still LifeDawn Golden, a solo electronic production and songwriting project helmed by Dexter Tortoriello of Houses, officially started in late 2010 when a series of Bandcamp demos caught Diplo’s attention with their stark emotion and forward-­‐thinking production.

Post-­‐Blow, the Los Angeles-­‐based Tortoriello started recording albums for both Dawn Golden and Houses, releasing Houses’ A Quiet Darkness in May 2013. During this period, he continued working on the songs for what would become Dawn Golden’s debut LP. Entitled Still Life, the album was recorded over the last three years at the Mad Decent studios in Los Angeles.

Led by its first single “All I Want,” Still Life gains its stark emotional perspective through some of the most unique production you’re likely to hear this year. There’s heavy exploration of sonic texture, and Tortoriello uses frozen cut-­‐ups and creative vocal editing to flip a traditionally-­‐futuristic sound into something that oozes feeling.

Track List:

1. Discoloration
2. All I Want
3. Sleight Orchestra
4. I Won’t Bend
5. Swing
6. The Beekeeper
7. Still Life
8. Chevrotain
9. Last Train
10. Brief Encounter

LIZ – Just Like You EP (JEFF070)(Free Download)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2014 by E.N.

LIZ - Just Like You EPLIZ shatters all barriers with the highly anticipated release of Just Like You EP. Featuring 5 brand new never-before heard tracks and her last two singles “All Them Boys” and “Stop Me Cold,” Just Like You puts LIZ’s originality and talent on display like we’ve never seen it before. She teams up with a diverse group of a-list producers including Lido, C.Z., Mr. Carmack, Djemba Djemba, The Picard Bros., Yung Oji, r.i.c. volta, Swørd, Colta, WEEP and Mike Parvizi to give us 7 unrivaled tracks that pull from R&B, Pop, Bmore Club, UK Garage influences and more. About a year ago, Mad Decent signed its first release with LIZ on Jeffree’s, excited to have the opportunity to showcase her unique approach to songwriting and style to the world. The release of Just Like You marks the enormous moment we’ve all been waiting for.

1. Y2K (Prod. by Lido)
2. Say U Would (Prod. by C.Z.)
3. All Them Boys (Prod. by Mr. Carmack & Colta)
4. Don’t Say (feat. Tyga) [Prod. by Djemba Djemba, Colta and Mike Parvizi]
5. Do I Like U (Prod. by Yung Oji, r.i.c. volta and Swørd)
6. Stop Me Cold (Prod. by The Picard Bros. & Djemba Djemba)
7. Turn Around (Prod. by WEEP)

Download:Climax (Prod By Diplo) (Paper Diamond Remix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on June 27, 2012 by E.N.

Paper Diamond is the newest edition to Diplo’s Mad Decent label, with his brand of music fitting in nicely with his new label mates Major Lazer, Crookers and Rusko, among many others. His new EP entitled Wavesight was released May 3, and showcases Paper Diamond’s talent for incredible bass, electronic, and hip-hop styles.

Paper Diamond is also continuing his progression across the great expanse of America, taking his beats through the summer. He will be making appearences at several major festivals, including Electric Forest, What The Festival?!, Lollapalooza and Electric Zoo.

6/28 – 7/1 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
7/8 – Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
7/13 – Louisville, KY @ Official Forecastle Afterparty
7/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Global Dance Festival
7/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Brick
7/27 – 7/29 – White River, OR @ What The Festival?!
8/3 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
8/3 – 8/5 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/9 – 8/11 – Beech Mountain, NC @ Gnarnia Festival
8/11 – Bangor, ME @ Kah-Bang Festival
8/24 – 8/26 – Somerset, WI @ Somerset Amphitheater
9/2 – New York, NY @ Electric Zoo
9/21 – 9/23 – Pensacola Beach, FL @ DeLuna Fest
9/27 – 9/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Counterpoint Music Festival


Slick Shoota “8 Bit Beauty” EP on Loose Squares(STREAM)+Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2012 by E.N.

ARTIST: Slick Shoota
“8 Bit Beauty” EP
digital EP
Loose Squares
March 26, 2012
1. “Love You You You”
2. “8 Bit Beauty”
3. “Hit The Flow”
4. “Eye Turn Red”
5. “Beby”


Slick Shoota is a producer from Trondheim, Norway who has developed his own unique musical style—a combination of juke, garage, booty bass, breaks, and old school jungle. He’s already been getting attention for his remix work, covering a diverse range of artists and labels: Fuzzy Logik (Safe & Sound), Dev79 (Slit Jockey), Heartbreak (Mad Decent), Mr. Mitch (Butterz), Joss Ryan (DVA Music), Falty DL (Planet Mu), and more.

His first EP for Loose Squares contains five tracks of forward-thinking, boundary-pushing juke hybrids—from booty-meets-grime party-smashers like “Eye Turn Red” and “Hit The Flow” (featuring up-and-comer5kin&bone5), to the soulful, garage-inspired “Love You You You” and “Beby”. We here at Loose Squares are really excited to present these new sounds. A must have for 2012!

Download:Slick Shoota – Blaze it

Listen EP,baby i love you!

some feedback so far…
“Perfect release!” -Crookers (Fools Gold)
“Finally!! Slick Shoota never fails!” -Munchi (Mad Decent / Enchufada)
“I love melodies and sounds like this. Hot tracks!” -DJ Gant-Man (Dance Mania / Fools Gold)
“This EP is Massive” -Mumdance (No Hats No Hoods / Mad Decent)
“This EP made my day! These tunes are HOT!!!!” -Cardopusher (Frijsfo / Tigerbeat6 / Hyperdub)

Rusko Announces New Album “Songs”(Out 3/27), Shares New Video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on January 17, 2012 by E.N.

Rusko To Release New Album, Songs, via
Mad Decent/Downtown Recordings On March 27th

Rusko’s takeover has only just begun! His debut, O.M.G.!, replete with his signature bone-rattling bass and anthemic melodies, was a critical and commercial hit that cemented him as one of the most exciting artists in modern dance music. His stream of massive singles includes “Woo Boost,” “Everyday,” and “Hold On,” which featured Amber from The Dirty Projectors, “Got Da Groove” which features Gucci Mane and “Da Cali Anthem,” which was the first dubstep track played on US radio.  His live shows have been drawing rapturous crowds of thousands across the globe. Rusko’s new album,Songs, due out on March 27th is a dauntless artist at his best. These are the songs that will dominate festivals and dance-floors this year and beyond!

At the center of the adventurous and exciting sound of Songs is Rusko’s virtuosic ability to tackle and re-imagine a variety of genres. Lead single, “Somebody to Love,” has all the makings of an anthem with its instantly memorable chorus and a shape-shifting rhythm that is more infectious by the second.  Watch the video here. “Skanker” rockets you from Kingston to outer space with it’s 21st century take on dub and roots. “Dirty Sexy” is a sultry R&B track sure to make speakers pop worldwide. “Thunder” propels Hi-NRG to the future with an exhilarating melody that will leave you rapturous.

Songs is a collection of masterful pop songs that will reach far beyond the dance floors. Rusko has created a body of work that encapsulates all the best elements of bass heavy music and infuses them with sublime melodies and a euphoric spirit. In celebration of the forthcoming release, Rusko will be doing a special tour of intimate venues. This is a rare chance for fans to seem him in a small setting.
Rusko – Somebody To Love (Official Music Video)

Rusko Tour Dates

2/2 – Knoxville, TN – Valarium
2/3 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
2/4 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
2/6 – Richmond, VA – The National
2/7 – Atlantic City, NJ – Showboat Atlantic City
2/8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Zoo
2/9 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
2/10 – Amhest, MA – Mullins Center (U. of Massachusetts)
2/11 – Albany, NY – Albany Armory
2/12 – Burlington, VT – Memorial Auditorium
2/14 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
2/15 – Kingston, ON – Stages Nightclub
2/16 – London, ON – London Music Hall
2/17 – Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre
2/18 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone
2/20 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
2/21 – Covington, KY – The Madison Theatre
2/22 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Necto
2/24 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
2/25 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre
2/26 – Urbana, IL – Canopy Club
2/27 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
2/28 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater
2/29 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
3/2 – Avon, CO – Snow Ball Music Experience
3/3 – San Bernadino, CA – NOS Events Center

Dillon Francis releases IDGAFOS on Mad Decent (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2011 by E.N.

IDGAFOS is the new single from Dillon Francis out now on Mad Decent

In the months since his debut Westside EP on Mad Decent, Dillon Francis has exploded onto the electronic music scene. He’s been touring nonstop throughout the United States and Europe and has remixed tracks forCSS, Toddla T, Chase and Status, Digitalism, and Kissy Sellout.         

Dillon will also be playing alongside Mele and Brenmar in the UK/Europe as part of the Visions tour. Full tour dates below:
15th Leeds, Mint Club
17th Dublin, Twisted Pepper
18th London, Fabric
19th Southend, Sunrooms
23rd Madrid, Sala Heineken
24th Paris, Social Club
25th Brussels, Forma T
26th Nerlin, Prince Charles
29th Glasgow, Buff Club
30th Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
1st Aberdeen, Snafu
2nd Sheffield, DQ
3rd Bristol, Motion

Download:DJ Mehdi Live @ Mad Decent Block Party 7-30-2011

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on September 17, 2011 by E.N.

Download:DJ Mehdi Live @ Mad Decent Block Party 7-30-2011

ZEDS DEAD- Rumble In The Jungle/ Undah Yuh Skirt (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2011 by E.N.

Zeds Dead’s new single “Rumble in the Jungle” is out on October 4, 2011, featuring b-side, “Undah Yuh Skirt” with Jamaican MC Mavado!

With only a few official releases under their belt, Toronto’s ZEDS DEAD (Hooks & DC) have risen to the top of a new generation of bass music through a relentless tour schedule and America’s newfound love for dubstep. “Rumble In The Jungle” is to say the least, a tropical monster. Starting with a playful tribal drum beat that percolates through the entire track, you are soon met by an intensifying wave of excitement that drops into a pool of beastly baselines and ripping synths. Like the best of their live sets, this track lands in some undefinable place between genres. Doesn’t matter what you call it, “Rumble” bangs.

Released by: MAD DECENT
Release/catalogue number: MAD-143

More on ZEDS DEAD incl. Tour HERE

ZEDS DEAD marches across North America + new EP on Mad Decent+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2011 by E.N.

ZEDS DEAD marches across North America on
“The Graveyard Tour” + new EP on Mad Decent

Massive 65-date tour * large sized venues * fuelled by the underground

Allow us to introduce you to one of electronic music’s most promising new acts, Zeds Dead. The truth is, however, Toronto-based Zeds Dead (AKA DC and Hooks) needs no introduction to the legions of fans that have been on to the electronic/dubstep/progressive duo for the better part of two years. Through positive world of mouth, massive YouTube hits, support from top jocks and a never ending string of tour dates – to cities big and small – Zeds Dead has become one of the most exciting acts of 2011 and a true phenomenon.

Since its inception Zeds Dead has toured the United Kingdom twice and launched their first official North American Tour in Dec 2010, playing over 40 dates throughout Canada and the USA. They toured all around the world in 2011 and embarked on “The Rumble in the Jungle Tour” playing summer festivals in North America and the UK. Launched on September 2 and running though December 17, “The Graveyard Tour” is Zed’s Dead’s biggest tour to date.

Kissy Sellout and Skream were two of the first to take notice of Zeds Dead, featuring their remix of Blue Foundation’s “Eyes on Fire” on their radio shows, on BBC Radio 1 and Rinse FM, respectively. Soon after releasing their remix of “Eyes on Fire,” Zeds Dead was approached by Dragonette for whom they remixed their 2010 release, “Volcano”. Their original self-released “1975” was featured in GQ Magazine’s 2010 Video Shoot with Russian Supermodel Irina Shayk.

Zeds Dead’s productions can be heard in sets from artists like Diplo, Rusko, Skrillex, and Bassnectar with Kissy Sellout calling Zeds Dead “the future of genres…flipping genius.” In November 2010, Kissy Sellout’s label San City High released Zed’s Dead’s first official single and the title track, “Rudeboy”, reached #7 on the Beatport Dubstep Charts only 48 hours after its release. Their productions have garnered tens of millions of hits on youtube, and their remix of “Eyes on Fire” is the single most-viewed production on the UKF channel.

In addition to “The Graveyard Tour” Zeds Dead is preparing for two brand new releases – “Bass Mentality” (September 20, Basshead Records) and “Rumble In The Jungle EP” (October 4, Mad Decent).

Download Free track – Zeds Dead – “Coffee Break”

“They’re becoming internationally known perpetrators of notoriously unconscionable dance-floor violence, dropping dirty wobble, hacking it up with hammer fists, hitting the filthiest frequencies, dragging the bpm down to a slo-mo grind, and then ratcheting it back up to brutal superspeed.” – Miami New Times
“The Zeds Dead boys are the kind of artists who are willing to explore all sorts of genres in bass music and do them all really well. Not to mention they are the best of dogs!”
“Zeds Dead caught my attention with their bootlegs…they took a different approach to dubstep…with their new releases they keep taking it further”
“Zeds Dead is the future of genres…flipping genius”
Kissy Sellout
“This is the sound I CRAVE!”
“Zeds Dead is what’s been missing in EDM. These guys can produce and play every style”
12th Planet
“Zeds Dead is essential in every set”

Zeds Dead – The Graveyard Tour
Sep 2 The Fillmore Miami, FL
Sep 3 Congress Theater Chicago, IL
Sep 4 90ne9 Victoria, BC
Sep 23 The Valarium Knoxville, TN
Sep 24 The Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
Sep 29 Firestone Orlando, FL
Sep 30 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Oct 01 Majestic Theater Madison, WI
Oct 02 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
Oct 04 Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
Oct 05 Middle East Boston, MA
Oct 06 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
Oct 07 Lupo’s Cranston, RI
Oct 08 Best Buy Theater New York, NY
Oct 09 Chameleon Lancaster, PA
Oct 12 Republik New Orleans, LA
Oct 13 Ampitheater Tampa, FL
Oct 14 The Loft Atlanta, GA
Oct 15 Skyway Minneapolis, MN
Oct 16 Sammy T’s Huntsville, AL
Oct 17 Engine Room Tallahassee, Fl
Oct 18 The New Palace Halifax, Canada
Oct 20 Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas, NV
Oct 21 Lawor Events Center Reno, NV
Oct 22 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA
Oct 23 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Oct 25 The Hub Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 26 Madonna Expo Center San Luis Obispo, CA
Oct 27 Eureka Theater Eureka, CA
Oct 28 San Diego Bay Front San Diego, CA
Oct 29 L.A. Sports Arena Los Angeles, CA
Oct 31 Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, TN
Nov 03 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
Nov 04 Royal Oak Music Theatre Detroit, MI
Nov 05 Midland Theater Kansas City, MO
Nov 08 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
Nov 09 Madison Theater Covington, KY
Nov 10 Republik Austin, TX
Nov 11 Rich’s Houston, TX
Nov 12 Texas Music Theater San Marcos, TX
Nov 15 Trees Dallas, TX
Nov 16 The Top Hat Missoula, MT
Nov 17 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 18 Ogden Denver, CO
Nov 19 Ogden Denver, CO
Nov 22 Belly Up Aspen, CO
Nov 23 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
Nov 25 Webster Theater Hartford, CT
Nov 26 Fall Massive Washington, DC
Nov 30 Rex Theater Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 02 The Norva Norfolk, VA
Dec 02 The National Richmond, VA
Dec 07 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
Dec 08 The Marquee Phoenix, AZ
Dec 09 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
Dec 10 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI
Dec 17 Kool Haus Toronto, Canada

CSS Get Remixed by Depressed Buttons (members of The Faint, signed to Mad Decent)(Download)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2011 by E.N.

CSS’ Summer Anthem “Hits Me Like A Rock” Gets

Remixed by Mad Decent’s Depressed Buttons

Click HEREto Stream/Download

“a swaying summer jam” – SPIN Magazine’s “Songs You Must Hear Now”
“delivers the band’s trademark ass-shaking energy” – BUST
CSS’ infectious, tropical-flavored single “Hits Me Like a Rock” (featuring Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie) has become a summer favorite, perfect for both backyard barbeques and all night dance parties.  Now, the track has gotten the remix treatment from Depressed Buttons, a new outfit consisting of three members of The Faint, who are signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent label.  CSS will kick off their North American tour this fall, and the Brazilian crew will release their new album La Liberacion on August 22nd through V2/Cooperative Music USA/DowntownRecords.
CSS Tour Dates:
10/1:  Vancouver, BC @ Vogue
10/2:  Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/4:  Seattle, WA @ Neptune
10/6:  San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/8:  Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
10/9:  Los Angeles, CA @ Filter Culture Collide Festival
10/13:  Denver, CO @ Bluebird
10/15:  Mexico City, Mexico @ Curva 4 Race Track at Foro Sol
10/17:  Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
10/21:  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/22:  New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/23:  Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/24:  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/26:  Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
10/28:  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/29:  Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/30:  Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa


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