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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.

The World’s Best Dance Music Radio Shows

Thanks to the death of dial-up, the rise of cloud computing, and the geniuses behind streaming content, online radio has blossomed into a thing of beauty. Whether it’s label takeovers on the UK bass station RinseFM, rising stars spinning on NTS Radio, or celebrity cameos on Boiler Room, there will never be enough time in the world to listen to it all. Where to start? Here is your expertly curated selection of dance music radio shows that you need to listen to. 

Beats in Space with Tim Sweeney

Hosted by DJ and label-head Tim Sweeney, Beats in Space has run every Tuesday from 10PM to 1AM since 1999. Hosted from inside NYU’s WNYU 89.1 FM, the show has become an institution in the dance music world. Tim consistently impresses listeners with his stellar live mixes and extensive electronic music collection, not to mention his weekly guests. Everyone from Four Tet and Jamie XX to James Murphy and Nicolas Jaar have graced the show with an on-air mix.

SubFM 

This strictly bass-focused Internet station is home to DJs spinning dubstep, future garage, 2-step, grime, UKG, future jungle, dub, deep house, techno, juke, trap, and more. Highlights include shows from the Belgian dubstep OG Bunzer0, emerging grime imprint Glacial Sound, and Brighton, UK incubator Donky Pitch.

Mix Up Exclusives on Triple J 

Hosted by the Aussie station’s longtime radio personality Nina Las Vegas, the four-hour show presents one exclusive mix per hour. Nina, who I would imagine gets her name from partying like she’s in Vegas on the regular, tracks down all the artists we already love like Cashmere Cat, indie cult faves Awesome Tapes From Africa, and newcomer South London Ordnance to create amazing mixes that include unreleased songs, just for her.

Cosmopolyphonic Radio 

Introducing the world to the emerging beatmaker scene in Japan and vice-versa, this show is your one-stop shop when it comes to discovering new music in the downtempo, ambient and jazzy hip-hop scenes. Bonus points if you speak Japanese and can understand what they’re saying in between songs.

Gold River Show 

Host Jerry Jones is one of the staples of East Village Radio in New York, which you can visit in person if you’re ever strolling down First Avenue on the way to the Meat Pie Shop. With a ground-level studio that’s big enough for one DJ and four hype-dudes, they’ve got speakers set up out front so you can bust moves on the sidewalk and wave through the glass wall at the selector. Each week East Village Radio carves out two hours to let Jerry’s Gold River Show drop a mix of underground club music that stretches from oversexed Jersey club jams to synth-heavy disco.

Benji B on BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 isthe be-all-end-all of tastemaking radio stations in the UK, with a mission to introduce the world to the best electronic artists—past, present and future. Benji B’s show is so ahead of the game that he has to go live at 2AM just to ensure it’s still “the future.” Dropping exclusives and premieres with little regard for genre, Benji B—who you may know from the globe-trotting Deviations party—makes everybody jealous with the roster of mega guests artists he lands every week.

Rinse FM

Rinse FM launched in 1994 and quickly became the crown jewel of pirate radio stations. In 2010 the station received a proper opertaing license and now acts as a barometer of who’s hot when it comes to the UK’s homegrown talent. Don’t sleep on radio shows from labelsl like Hyperdub, Hessle Audio, Butterz, as well as appearances from artists like Four Tet and SBTRKT, who each have their own bi-weekly shows. No matter what show is on, you know you’re in good hands.

LuckyMe/Numbers 

Two of Glasgow’s most prominent labels, which are also behind some of the best parties you’ve never been to, progress the sound of dance music each week with their alternating shows. The labels, which are home to groundbreaking acts like Hudson Mohawke, Rusty, Jacques Greene, Machinedrum and SOPHIE, enlist DJs like Jackmaster and Éclair Fifi to play host. They also make sure there’s plenty of inaudible Scottish banter and special guests.

Horse Meat Disco 

Hosted by DJs James Hillard and Jim Stanton, Horse Meat Disco is basically a lesson in the origins of dance music going back to the days of early acid house, Balearic beat, and yes—disco. All that feel-good shit for you Ibiza beach party. If you thought you knew your way around the more ecstatic side of dance music, these guys prove you don’t know shit. 

Precious Metals on NTS 

If you’re itching to explore the experimental side of heavy bass, NTS Radio goes way beyond the mainstream to satisfy your most off-kilter desires. Founded in 2011, the London-based station has accomodates new music bubbling up from the underground’s darkest corners. Endgame describes his show Precious Metals as “abrasive and beautiful freeform electronic and dance music,“ and he gives listeners just that. Like deciding to stay in on a Friday, then waking up feeling amazing, listening to Precious Metals always leaves you feeling satisfied and refreshed—even if you weren’t sure it was a good idea at first.

Blood Orange Uncle Ace (a/jus/ted Remix)

Dev Hayes aka Blood Orange, is the epitome of what you imagine the music scene in New York is like… (and actually is). I am shamelessly will forever be a huge fan. One of his sultry, guitar-laden creations off Cupid Deluxe, “Uncle Ace,” just exudes sexy, late night vibes.

The rework by Brooklyn production duo a/jus/ted (Eddie Mars and Justin Strauss) which dropped a few days ago, is a dark deep house flip— one that beckons to you, whispering, “Meet me on the dancefloor.” Keep this one on repeat to ensure to stay put under those glimmering lights all night long. So hawt. 

Dev wants you to know you can now buy the first official Blood Orange remixes featuring Kindness, A/JUST/TED & Robert Owens now on iTunes.

L’homme Aux 4 Lettres Kimono

Point Point collective’s L’homme Aux 4 Lettres introduces us to part one of four of the group’s new conceptual project: the vibrant single, “Kimono”.

A few weeks ago, mysterious French production crew Point Point unveiled their first single “Life in Grey.” This week, they’re back with a fantastic conceptual project building off the success of their debut track.

Essentially telling the story of how the group collaborates to create one unique sound, in the coming weeks the four members of Point Point will each drop a freshly produced new cut. After the four tracks have been debuted, they will then build a new track incorporating the four singles.

First up is producer L’Homme Aux 4 Lettres with “Kimono.” Rhythmic drum beats meet wild, dancing synths as rays of electronic sunlight trickle down in a dramatic fashion. It’s a body of pulsating energy subtly exhaling in the most worldly of directions.

We can’t wait to see how these elements get incorporated into the finial product, so stay tuned!

Dark0 Chaos 

And suddenly grime is popular… grime 2.0 that is. Not the dark electronic music of east London that’s been around for decades. Grime— known for unforgiving breaks, hollowed percussion sounds and an underground scene perfectly content with existing solely below surface level. No, that’s not really the grime I’m referring to. If you didn’t already know, there’s a new grime in town, one that feels lighter, and more approachable.

One of the best examples of this new type of grime, is London producer Dark0. His new single, “Chaos,” off his forthcoming EP is danceable grime that feels almost spritely. The full track is exploratory and really fantastic in this kind of spacey video game way (minus the cheesy video game synths). Fact Mag has the first listen of the entire track, which you should most definitely check out HERE

Dark0’s Sin EP is due out on April 25 on Visionist‘s Lost Codes label.

INTRODUCING HALEEK MAUL’S COLLECTIVE: ON THE TANZ

When most people think of music from Barbados, a scantily clad Rihanna comes to mind. Turns out she’s not the only game in town. 18-year-old Barbados native, rapper Haleek Maul has been making waves these past few years dropping his well received debut mixtape on MISHKA, and collaborating with the game’s hottest up-and-coming producers like Supreme Cuts, Hot Sugar, and Forest Swords. The rapper, known for his raspy words that evoke as much restraint as they do bite, recently started a collective of artists in Barbados called On The Tanz.

Maul says the collective is, “Mainly aimed towards promoting new taste in music and art on the island because it’s pretty stagnant here in that regard.” There’s also plans to release original content from the crew’s members in addition to putting on parties and shows on the island. The first official product from On The Tanz comes in the form of a sweet little mix that you can stream and download below.

PC Music x DISown Radio ft. A. G. Cook, GFOTY, Danny L Harle, Lil Data, Nu New Edition and Kane West

If you live in New York, you already know DIS Magazine is the coolest thing to happen to American culture since…ever? Well they’ve teamed up with Red Bull Studios and that new label everyone is talking about, PC Music. Mind blown. This mix says it all. 

DIS Mag has taken over Red Bull Studios to present DISown a kind of installation art, music and retail space complete with live radio broadcasts (with special guests), live screenings, cocktail events and dance parties (obvi).

If you enjoyed this mix as much as I did, you can listen to DISown Radio every Sunday from 2 EST or check it out live at the studios at 220 W 18th Street, NYC.

Setlist (Kind of):

00:00 - A. G. Cook @agcook
10:00 - GFOTY @gfoty
20:00 - Danny L Harle @dannylharle
30:00 - Lil Data @lil-data
40:00 - Nu New Edition @???
50:00 - Kane West @kane-west-official

Visuals by Kim Laughton

p.s. If you guys read this and you’re looking for interns I’m your slave girl.

Point Point Life In Grey

Paris’ underground producer scene is bursting with guises like Point Point, who have dropped their first single, “Life in Grey”, to celebrate.

If you like Cashmere Cat, the Paris party scene and/or Jersey Club edits, you’re going to love Point Point. The group made up of producers, AAZAR, DEVOTED.TO.GOD, L’HOMME AUX 4 LETTRES and NOMÄK have been promoting a new night… wait for it, “DAMN SON” at Paris’s coolest underground, The Social Club. If you look back through the archives of 2012 you’ll remember that’s where DJ SLOW and his Pelican Fly imprint first gained notoriety. Still not making the connection? Cashmere Cat’s Mirror Maru was released on the label in October of that year.

Though it’s not clear which of the four producers (or possibly all of them) are making those punchy, almost du-wop sounding synths sing, regardless, we like it. Distorted screeches and pulses of pitched vocals threaten a drop that never comes. Instead, it leaves you bobbing your head and getting all gushy as you press the “send” button on FB chat announcing your feelings for your latest internet boo. Crazy love.

BOK BOK featuring KELELA Melba’s Call

The jam I’ve been obsessing over the past few weeks, ‘Melba’ now gets a proper visual accompaniment. The label behind my latest infatuation, Night Slugs along with signee Kingdom’s Fade to Mind imprint have been leading the way for a new sound to break through, one that combines girmey cold breaks, and R&B, while adding punchy, (often synth), elements to give their tracks this epic dance feel that just screams “give me a music video.”

Well Night Slugs labelhead Bok Bok heard those cries and is back with a video for his collaborative new single with a 2013 fave, Kelela. I profiled the singer in my CMJ Preview last year and said, Her melodic progressions draw you in and string you along as her musical prose unfolds. She encompasses a sultry mix of Aaliyah drawls and Janet Jackson’s strong feminine aesthetic  that makes her one of the most exciting new acts in the game.

Now that you’re property lubed up, go ahead and press play and enjoy the ride.

SCNTST 60 Minute Boiler Room Berlin Mix

One of my favorite producers this past year has been German based, techno whiz kid, SCNTST. His Boiler Room Berlin mix just went up on Youtube and I am loving every second of it.

If you haven’t checked out his 2013 Self Therapy LP, you’re slacking.