The Squatters feat. Little Nikki – Rude Boy

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Laying down a brand new belter on VICIOUS BITCH, Northern UK duo THE SQUATTERS team up with London songstress LITTLE NIKKI on their very fresh single “Rude Boy”!

Hitting elements of UK urban sounds with their own brand of 4×4 bass-driven goodness, THE SQUATTERS production also harks back to the sounds of classic 90s house with the strings and organ to create a truly unique track. Topped off by raw attitude with a soulful delicacy in the vocal stylings of LITTLE NIKKI, this oozes with aural appeal hooking you in from beginning to end.

Backing up a solid list of credentials on both sides, THE SQUATTERS bring in a heavy flow of tastemaker support on their most recent EP’s from the likes of Bixel Boys, Eton Messy, Jack Beats and Charlie Tee (Kiss FM UK) as well as a cheeky free remix of ROUTE 94’s “Forget The Girl”, which garnered support from legends such as AC Slater, Annie Mac, Vanilla Ace, Tough Love, Low Steppa and Higher Self to name a small few. LITTLE NIKKI brings solid hype off the back of 2 UK Singles Charted tracks “Little Nikki Says” in 2013 and “Right Before My Eyes” in 2014 (featuring production by UK House and Garage heavyweight DJ S.K.T) setting the tone perfectly for this collaboration in 2015!

Including a pair of outstanding club remixes, Bristol-based VICIOUS BITCH artist REKTCHORDZ takes it deeper with some techno undertones and Los Angeles future house whiz-kid currently making waves on the scene, FAWKS counters by taking it to the peak time rooms with killer pianos and heavy bass line drop.

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Big Boss – Desu EP

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Following on from his genre-bending “WUT” EP, Melbourne’s eclectic beat-purveyor BIG BOSS is firing it up again on VICIOUS BITCH with his future bass driven 3-tracker “Desu” EP!

An all out Japanese-kitch inspired thrill ride of synth-heavy, alternative electronica at it’s finest. Leading with the beautifully executed “Hajimimashite”, which eases us into things with soft and engaging melodies building into a countered energy of chopped up trap and Jersey club influenced grooves. We are then treated to the title track “Desu”, following on in a BIG way with dischordal synth harmonies dropping into a simply hectic bass drop, then tying it off with “Tsundere”, a piano-led affair which bleeds into airy synth chords and a ferociously in-your-face drop.

Backing up the hype on his first 2 EPs, BIG BOSS really comes into his own here with a solid set of tracks showcasing his production evolution and oozing with pure originality… arigat?gozaimashita o tanoshimi kudasai!

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Peking Duk – Say My Name

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Since breaking through with their hit single ‘HIGH’ at the beginning of 2014, PEKING DUK have flown high at the top of the charts, toured Australia from end to end and taken their special flavour of music to the world. Now the party-starting duo of Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles are set to unleash their anthemic new single ‘SAY MY NAME’, featuring the vocals of fellow Canberran, BENJAMIN JOSEPH.

The past 18 months have been nothing short of a whirlwind for Peking Duk. Having won Best Dance Release at the 2014 ARIA Awards for their breakthrough single ‘High’ featuring Nicole Millar, Peking Duk had the honour of achieving not one, but two tracks in the top five of Triple J’s Hottest 100 in January of this year – the DOUBLE PLATINUM selling ‘Take Me Over’ featuring SAFIA, and the TRIPLE PLATINUM selling ‘High’.

In June of this year, Peking Duk were the inaugural winners of the prestigious industry-voted Artist of the Year prize at the 2015 inthemix Awards, as well as ACT State Winners in the inthemix50 People’s Choice category.

Having sold out their ‘Peace, Love & Sweatiness’ 2014 Australian tour and smashed the main stage of Stereosonic, Peking Duk spread their wings to the US this year, making their debut performance at the hallowed grounds of the Coachella festival in California.

The Duk boys will soon return to the Splendour In The Grass stage with a brand new stage show and some very special surprise guests, before heading back to the US to appear at Lollapalooza in Chicago and Hard Summer in LA.

‘Say My Name’ will be released in Australia on July 10th and features the powerful vocals of Peking Duk compadre Benjamin Joseph.

“The song came together in a matter of minutes,” explains Adam. “We didn’t really overthink it or let anything get in the way. We had the main outline of the beat there in around 15 minutes, then we worked on the vocal melody and tightened the whole thing up back home in Canberra. We thought it would be fun to have a simple drum beat and chant driven song so we’ve had a bit of fun with it.”

So what’s in store for the rest of 2015? “Playing more shows, making more tunes and spreading the Duk love around the world,” says Reuben.

Be sure to catch Peking Duk live across Australia and the US this year and get ‘Say My Name’ now on iTunes or Spotify!

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Bollocks – Runnin

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Following their last release on VICIOUS BITCH, “Back It Up” with Perth lad PARAKORD and recently “Worth It” on their own JCKD imprint, Adelaide-based legends BOLLOCKS are coming in red hot with the brand new jacked-up house gem “Runnin”!

With a smooth house groove and a nice warm undertone harking back to the sounds of late 90’s Chicago club scene, including a very cheeky yet infectious vocal sample used to very good measure – BOLLOCKS have well and truly come into their own, delivering a solid cut of dance floor weaponry for the most discerning house aficionados.

Weighing in heavy on the remix package, Melbourne boy and JUMP TO THIS head-honcho HEY SAM delivers a dope G-house rub, UK’s BEN REMEMBER gives us a very solid stomping techno-infused take and much hyped up-n-comer HOOD RICH lays down a very creative mix, taking influence from elements of fidget combined with a future club sensibility, it’s definitely not one to pass without a listen.

Ready to set sh*t alight, BOLLOCKS is in the house!

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Vanilla Ace & Lora feat. Vula – Break Away

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Welcoming to the VICIOUS BITCH squad London’s VANILLA ACE & LORA with their hot new tune “Break Away”!

Certainly already coming with a large amount of credentials in tow, they enlist the help of sometime BASEMENT JAXX vocalist VULA (“Oh My Gosh”) to deliver an absolutely outstanding hook and energy to her top line performance, layered upon a very vogue house groove which centres around an infectious baseline melody which is sure to get ears at attention.

Backing up the hype with a set of cracking remixes to boot, THE SQUATTERS deliver a dirty bass line banger, Aussie lads BOLLOCKS roll out a smooth jacking house cut and our man in New Zealand MAGIK J gives us both a remix and dub which work some pressure building synth lines with a strong dance floor intention.

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La Dooda – Need You

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Coming back to VICIOUS BITCH following last year’s sub-shaking release “My Life”, Australian via Canadian-based producer LA DOODA drops his fresh new jacked-up bass weapon “Need You”!

Led by a deep sub-driven bass line and skippy percussion elements then topped with a perfectly orchestrated vocal sample, this one is set to work the dark n dirty dance floors to a tee. With his last release striking up support of tastemakers like Lee Foss, Christian Martin, NAPT, Curses, Todd Edwards, Mike Mago, Hybrid Theory, Modek and Low Steppa, sets this one in very good stead for a heavy rinsing.

On the flip, CUFF RECORDINGS lads MAXIMONO drop a dirty little G-house tinged cut which turns up the ferocity a couple of notches and LA DOODA‘s own Alternative Mix gives us a little bit of a brighter take with some extra melodic elements thrown in for good measure.

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Redial – Reflections [Remixes]

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Following the hype and response to REDIAL‘s latest “Reflections” EP release, which copped spins and support from legends like PEKING DUK, GOLDEN FEATURES, SLUMBERJACK and KILTER to name a small few – we recruited a squad of fellow Aussie producers to throw their own spin on the outstanding title track and the results are simply breathtaking!

First up to the plate, our #SWAGAF homie PACES flips this into his own tropical future bass style effortlessly complimenting the vocals with his fresh melodies. Coming outta the Mutual Friends camp of beat lords, currently hot-to-trot Brisbane producer FEKI gives us a stripped-back heavy-beat future bass cut and straight off the back of his debut EP with Sony Australia, JORDAN BURNS delivers a very smooth late night house mix which is cooked to perfection.

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Laidback Luke & Angger Dimas feat. Mina – Beat Of The Drum

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Dutch maestro LAIDBACK LUKE teams up with Indonesian badboy ANGGER DIMAS on a heaving percussive journey through the jungle with “Beat Of The Drum”!

There’s no doubt about the production quality and out-n-out dance floor domination with these two highly talented producers at the helm. This weapon has already notched-up BIG spins from fellow international heavyweights such DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE, SIDNEY SAMSON, D.O.D, THE PARTYSQUAD, MOSKA and QUINTINO.

Packed to the brim with cheeky Amazonian sounds and the in-your-face rap stylings of vocalist MINA to top it all off, this is set to tear sh*t up on every sweaty dance floor across the globe!

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GT & Wildfire feat. Freaks In Love – Feels Like It Should

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Coming together on a hot new collaborative project, legendary Australian DJ/producer GT and Melbourne house pimp WILDFIRE bring us their outstanding debut single “Feels Like It Should”, featuring FREAKS IN LOVE. THE ASTON SHUFFLE gave it their tick of approval along with a radio premiere on Triple J’s Friday Night Shuffle!

A smooth guitar-led house tune with a bass line that could melt icebergs, the superb melodies are complimented by the emotive yet optimistic vocal lines to encompass a truly memorable song, which builds upon it’s simple yet hugely effective elements into a climax that’s worth every chord and refrain.

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Birdee – B-Love

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Our funky Italian homeboy BIRDEE is back to slapping down some serious electro-disco flavour on his brand new 2-track “B-Love” EP!

Packed to the brim with the funkiest of bass lines and oozing with sun-drenched vibes throughout, this newest offering from the LA-based producer follows on from previous VICIOUS BITCH releases that copped love and support from legends such as TOMMY TRASH, TENSNAKE, NAPT, RIVA STARR, KRAFTY KUTS and MODEK all giving his unique sounds their stamp of approval.

Leading off with the title track “B-Love”, taking us on an interstellar journey of disco grooves intertwined with filtered synth stabs and an infectious vocal hook, we are then taken on a more clubbed-up excursion with the flip side tune “Ineedu” driving the kick, layered with cut-up vocal loops and sounds which takes the energy up a notch!

Oliver Heldens plays BIRDEE‘s latest electro-disco tune “B-Love” on his Heldeep Radio show #48!

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