Clint Stewart – Throwing Stones | EP

Clint Stewart – Throwing Stones | EP Comments

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Couldn't be happier for my boy Clint's second solo effort on Second State. Here he brings us two big room jams. With the Throwing Stones EP he takes the same approach as he did with the previous Warpaint EP by going for two different vibes on either side of the record.

On the A side we have 'Throwing Stones'; a peak time club tune perfect for dark spaces and strobe lights. With giant rolling sub bass, a heavy kick, crisp hi hats and crunchy hand claps the groove slowly grows into a big break with atmospheric chimes and vocal snippets. Soon you are lost in an ethereal break, but suddenly snapped back into reality as the bass changes and a single looping synth takes center stage creating a driving yet euphoric peak time floor filler.

With the flip side, Clint goes for a warmer, uplifting tone with 'Come Undone'. Starting with finger snaps and a growing arpeggio, the vibe slowly builds as big toms and dreamy atmospherics introduce a massive sub bass line. As a shaker creeps up and another synth blends with the original arpeggio the beat finally drops. A solid four to the floor groove ensues and culminates into a wash of delayed chimes as the breakdown introduces the lead; an unforgettable brass line that is sure to have all the hands in the air at a sunny open air or a morning at the club.

Get ready to get cosmic as fuck with this release.

Grab it [HERE]

The BPM Festival 2015 – Lineup Phase #2

The BPM Festival 2015 – Lineup Phase #2 Comments

The BPM Festival is excited to announce the Phase 2 artist lineup, showcases and venues for its 2015 edition, taking place January 9-18, 2015 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. This year, both day and night parties will take place at the newly renovated Blue Parrot. The brand new, open and spacious venue will feature a pool overlooking the Mayan Riviera, along with an open-air restaurant, and will be complete with a full D&B sound system. Day parties will also return to Mamitas Beach Club, the bohemian CONTINUE READING
Melokolektiv – A Tale For The Time Being | Podcast #1

Melokolektiv – A Tale For The Time Being | Podcast #1 Comments

Today, we take our focus back to French duo Melokolektiv (Facebook| Soundcloud), who were kind enough to grace us with some words and amazing sounds for the 6th edition of our TUFF Tapes. Since then, the project has been on a hot-streak with several festival appearances and recently joining the OFF Recordings family. Representing a handful of top-tier labels, such as: Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, LouLou Recordings and Chilli Mint Music, Melokolektiv has shown time and time again why they are CONTINUE READING
Resident Advisor’s 2014 Top 100 DJs & Top 20 Live Act Poll Results & Review

Resident Advisor’s 2014 Top 100 DJs & Top 20 Live Act Poll Results & Review Comments

Another year, another installment of the Resident Advisor polls for the Top 100 DJs and Top 20 Live Acts in the books! At this point we all know the DJ Mag Top 100 poll is seemingly worthless popularity contests directly linked to #hashtags and twitter mentions rather than actual fans voting for actually talented deejays. Thus, we praise RA for their method of conducting polls that allow both DJs and Live Acts to have their chance to be ranked against their peers through legitimate forms. Not CONTINUE READING
Mind Against – Strange Days | Recondite Remix

Mind Against – Strange Days | Recondite Remix Comments

After getting crowned RA's #1 live act performance of 2014, the German maestro Recondite is right back at it, clearly showing no signs of slowing down. He has been dazzling us with his live show for a while now and his edit of Italian duo, Mind Against's 'Strange Days' combines space-age tones with deep bass undercurrents and a menacing drive. Hauntingly beautiful stuff. Enjoy. CONTINUE READING
T.G.I.M.: Matt Tolfrey | Airpod 28

T.G.I.M.: Matt Tolfrey | Airpod 28 Comments

HUGE week ahead for Los Angeles and the ROLLINGTUFF crew as we start this Monday with Leftroom Records label boss Matt Tolfrey. The UK producer is billed along side Los Angeles's own Human Life and fellow RT resident Matt Ossentjuk. Its late and its Monday, so kick back and listen to the mix, but before you do be sure to pick up your tickets to this Wednesday's ROLLINGTUFF takeover of Clinic. Cop them HERE. CONTINUE READING

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