Hi, I'm Andriana, but my friends call me Dre. Just a fan, with an ear for what's good. Coming up in tha game just in time to get old and die.

Sometimes I write for other sites. My email is: gluttonyisthenewblack@gmail.com

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My Monday has been consumed with the dark and alluring sounds of Matthew Barnes aka Forest Swords brand new Fact Mix. Get on it.

Tracklist:
Forest Swords – Gathering
Ex-Easter Island Head – Mallet Guitars Two
David Borden – Enfield In Winter
Fatima Al Quadri – Szechuan
Phil France – The Swimmer
Wild Beasts – Pregnant Pause
Vatican Shadow – Encryption Nets
Hercules and Love Affair ft John Grant – I Try To Talk To You
August Alsina – I Luv This Shit ft Trinidad James
Jeremih – Raindrops
Travi$ Scott – Upper Echelon ft T.I & 2Chainz
Ben Frost – Secant
Adrian Sherwood – Starship Bahia
Frida – I See Red
Peaking Lights – LO HI
Love Joys – Stranger
Susan Cadogan – Nice and Easy
Janet Jackson – Love Will Never Do (Without You)
Jade – Don’t Walk Away
copeland – Advice To Young Girls
Neneh Cherry – Blank Project
Dutch E Germ – Rani
Actress – Time
Muslimgauze – Every Grain of Palestinian Sand
Sd Laika – Meshes
Boothroyd – NYC
Raime – The Last Foundry
Unknown – Thor’s Stone No Love (Forest Swords ft MC Ride)
Richard Skelton – River Song
Steindór Andersen – Stephansson: Rammislagur

BAE OF THE DAY: Will Ward Temperatures 

So today’s “Bae of the Day” is a dude. Get over it. Really looking forward to this forthcoming release from London techno inspired, deep house producer Will Ward. So much of the house and deep house being produced today is of the garden variety, so when an artist or release piques my interest, it’s always exciting (and refreshing).

"Temperatures"is the first single of Ward’s Chorus Memory EP and after listening it’s clear I’m a sucker for racing synths and meticulously sought after moods.

Of course everyone likes acts like Four Tet and Jamie xx, whom which Will Ward draws some parallels to. But if you’re looking for more reasons to listen, I would say even more so then the artists mentioned above, Ward’s sound is not so unlike Kompakt producer Dauwd, and even Bonobo. Really you can’t go wrong with Audio Doughnuts newest producer, as you’ll find Ward nestled somewhere in the middle of them all. 

Will Ward’s Chorus Memory EP is out on 12” vinyl and digitally on May 5th via Audio Doughnuts.

LUCKY ME ADVENT CALENDAR 2013 FAVES
As LuckyMe's annual series of free downloads from their growing roster of artists comes to a close, I decided to share a few of my favorites. The most recent contributions, tracks from Hudson Mohawke and Baauer, have been more than a pleasant surprise. “Gotta get that booty structure” is already on it’s way to being my NYE anthem. “Be good 2 urself” and download all the tracks before they’re gone. Happy Holidaze!

LUCKY ME ADVENT CALENDAR 2013 FAVES

As LuckyMe's annual series of free downloads from their growing roster of artists comes to a close, I decided to share a few of my favorites. The most recent contributions, tracks from Hudson Mohawke and Baauer, have been more than a pleasant surprise. “Gotta get that booty structure” is already on it’s way to being my NYE anthem. “Be good 2 urself” and download all the tracks before they’re gone. Happy Holidaze!

The Best of Deep House: Red Bull Studios South Africa

Cape Town studio’s hometown hero when it comes to deep house, producer Thibo Tazz has curated a list of favorites from 2013. Get a dose of worldly sounds from Lone, Julian Gomez, Ten Walls, Thibo himself, and more on this 10-track mix of acts that came through Red Bull Studios Cape Town this year. I’ve been jamming to this playlist all morning, and I can’t get enough. Enjoy!

Ella Fitzgerald Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

This Ella Fitzgerald “Blue Skies” edit might be the best thing Maya Jane Coles has ever done. Out of this world.

MJC’s “Blue Skies” remix first appeared in Maya’s second Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, and finally you can buy it on Itunes.

Ciara Body Party (Jacques Greene Remix)

Serious Joy Orbison vibes. Jacques Greene’s ability to evolve as a producer is truly inspiring. His rework on Ciara’s ‘Body Party’ takes the cake. 

FALCONS Mix for SSENSE Is Worth Obsessing Over

OkayPlayer has a dope new electronic-focused sited called Okayfuture. I just started writing for them. I hope you’ll join me on this journey, just remember, the future is ok.

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A master at putting his own spin on the classics, LA producer FALCONS dropped a new mix for music-minded Toronto fashion line SSENSE.

With a funky style that melds hip hop foundations, buttery basslines and headbob-worthy 808 beats with choppy trap elements like tightly wound hi-hats and spacey, digital effects, FALCONS crafts a well-constructed style all his own.

After debuting three killer remix albums featuring reworks of Missy Elliot, Project Pat, Brandy, and more, FALCONS has taken the best of those projects and made one cohesive mix. The mix features tracks from his previous releases, as well as a number of his own remixes, new unreleased tracks, and cuts from producer pals, Djemba Djemba, Sango and JUJ. This mix is worth obsessing over.  Stream it above.

Tracklisting:

Timbaland - The Potion (Instrumental) 
Falcons - Sumbody 
Juj - Mbira Spirit 
Falcons - Call Me On My Cell (unreleased) 
Falcons - Falcon Eye 
Cassie - Me n U (EXCLUSIVE remix) 
Timbaland - Indian Flute (Sango remix) 
Djemba Djemba - I Just Go (Falcons remix) 
Falcons - Vroom 
Falcons - Oops (Falcons RMX) 
Swizzymack - Drip 
Crime Mob - Rock Your Hips 
Rihanna - Cockiness (Grandtheft & Hedspin remix) 
Dj Yolo Bear x Uniique - Bad Bxtches 
Nas - OochieWallie (Orijanus remix) 
Missy x The Freshest - Call Your Name (Falcons remix) 
Ciara - Oh! (Falcons remix) 
Cabo Blanco - Santo Diablo 
Falcons - Bombay (Unreleased) 
Falcons - Untitled (Unreleased) 
Janet Jackson - I Get So Lonely (Dj Hoodboi remix)

Mermaids Chateau Mermont + MersteriouS

One of my favorite acts right now. Hailing from the breeding stables of bass music, Glasgow, Scotland, these guys make bubbly deep house with this dark exploratory feel. From the depths of the ocean to the infinite galaxy sky, these guys are looking to go deep. Sprinkle in some funky percussion, layers of delicate effects and a few choice vocal samples, and you get Mermaids signature sound. Please enjoy the sampling of my favourite disco-flecked Mermaids’ tunes, I promise they won’t disappoint. 

p.s. Not gonna lie, I love that every track’s title is a play on the word “Mermaid”. Now get to grooving.

DJ Spinn and DJ Rashad: Breaking down boundaries with juke and footwork

"Dancers from Chicago really like bass, claps, something crazy, something unexpected… that’s what we tried to keep up."

Tales of the origins of juke and footwork from two of the originators, during their intimate lecture at Red Bull Music Academy Madrid 2011.

DJ Spinn and DJ Rashad talk of growing up in Chicago, the nightclub scene in their native city and how it played a role in their exposure to electronic music, plus the pair spin a slew of essential classics taking you on a musical history lesson on the origins of their distinct genre styles.Continuing my fascination with music and it’s evolution, this was definitely an entertaining watch, be sure take a minute and learn a few things.

"They made the clap four to the floor, with the bass".

INTERVIEW: Introducing Lockah

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Swirling synths in a variety of forms take on chameleon like qualities shaping Aberdeen’s brightest rising star Lockah, aka Tom Banks’ savagely inventive sound. Humming chugs of lofty bass marry with pitched vocal loops cascading into jungle-inspired beats. This menagerie of genres and concept sounds are then swirled together in a steaming pot of thick and chunky beats ready to elevate any mood.

The stalwart label head of emerging bass outfit, Tuff Wax, and playing a large part in the emerging scene in his hometown of Aberdeen, Banks is pushing more than just a new sound in 2013. Lockah’s music unearths new territories, blending an epic movie score quality with forward thinking production and a wildly creative style, landing him on labels like Mad Decent’s Jeffrees, Skrillex’s OWSLA, and most recently, on bass music trendsetting label, Donky Pitch.

One of the fascinating aspects of Banks’ music is his ability to elicit melodies out of heavy-handed synth, sparse techno beats and trembling glistens of effects, all of which create the most strangely fantastic pop ballads. Best Fit set out to find out where the young producer’s influences lie, what his new EP Only Built For Neon Nights is really about and if it’s possible to ever have too much synth.

Read my interview with Tom after the jump!

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