New Release of the Week: Dirty Bird - Wagenmuzik
The recent buzz around Virginia Beach-based Dirty Bird (aka Gum) is for good reason. The prolific producer bounces from genre to genre effortlessly, but his recent venture in helping pioneer the NYC garage movement has been captivating and awe-inspiring for lovers of the genre. In Wagenmusik, Dirty Bird dips his toes in a pop-leaning approach to dance music, creating some of the catchiest tunes I’ve heard all year. I loved it so much, I even wrote about it in Rolling Stone last week.
Mix of the Week: Sam Divine B2B Hatcha - Live from Defected Croatia (2018)
With temperatures rising exponentially across the globe, there’s no doubt that summer is finally here, and the beauty of garage is that it can be dark and gritty for a sweaty club or light and airy for an outdoor set. In this Sam Divine and Hatcha B2B, they show exactly why garage is the perfect addition to your summertime soundtrack with almost two hours of unadulterated heaters.
Throwback of the Week: Roy Davis Jr feat. Peven Everett - Gabriel (Live Garage Mix)
Chicago represents strong in this 1996 classic. Both Roy Davis Jr and Peven Everett are legends in house music’s origin city, and in this live mix, they remind us exactly why. Soothing croons and velvety horns add a deep yearning energy that showcases the genre’s soulful roots.