@justinstrauss1 working it #latergram (at Kinfolk 94)

Test press day!

Soft Touch - Soft Mix Vol. 1 - June 2014


Download the mix:

Spirit Catcher - Rendez Vous
Riff Clichard - Through with Love
Art of Tones - The World As I Live It
Soft Touch - Real Love (Earl Grey Remix)
Leroy Hanghofer - Pin (Jacques Lu Cont mix)
Soundstream - Tease Me
Alkalino - Own Thing
Craig Smith / The Revenge - The Soul (Part II)
Caserta - You
Soul 223 - Fear of Stopping
MermaidS - Run With the Night
Andy Ash - Freak
Soft Touch - ???

The Peak Twins

Summers here and it’s time to start talking about our summer releases. Our first vinyl release of summer is this awesome piece of live boogie funk from Leeds’ Galaxians. Master by Herb Powers. Out 24 June

Summers here and it’s time to start talking about our summer releases. Our first vinyl release of summer is this awesome piece of live boogie funk from Leeds’ Galaxians. Master by Herb Powers. Out 24 June

Galaxians: Coming this Summer on Dither Down

Soft Touch: Coming this Summer on Dither Down

Sunrise Highway EP out today on True Romance

Check it! The debut record from Sunrise Highway, consisting of Tim from DD, Nick Chacona and Amy Douglas, out today on Tensnake’s True Romance.

Sunrise Highway – Sunrise Highway EP

OUT NOW on True Romance Records

Distribution: WordandSound/Kontor New Media

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sunrise-highway-ep/id868774476

VINYL: http://www.juno.co.uk/products/sunrise-highway-ep/530575-01/

A five track masterpiece of pure 8o’s influenced pop/funk/boogie from New York. Mastered by Herb Powers (Sade, Eric B. & Rakim, Sharon Redd, Evelyn Champagne King etc.)

"I think the mission ultimately, was to be song focused. To create pop music, that does in fact make you want to move and groove, but to focus on the timelessness of great song craft, and be musicians again." -Tim Wagner- Dither Down Records

It’s mildly comical, that Tim Wagner and Amy Douglas, two former Long Islanders would choose Sunrise Highway as the name for their venture, but one listen to the music, and it’s clear as to why they chose such a lofty and expansive name. Sunrise Highway is atmospheric, sophisticated, broad, and most importantly a return to the song as king. Inspired by the juggernaut pop albums recorded at Compass Point, Sunrise Highway blends Pop, Jazz, R+B and House Music into a melange that is modern, but familiar.

The three members could almost be described as a “dance music supergroup” considering their collective pedigree. Tim Wagner is one of NYC’s most potent producers, having earned his stripes with the boogie electro-funk driven 33HZ, and then building upon that legacy to create Dither Down Records, one of NYC’s hottest tastemakers, releasing dance records with artists as diverse as ORTHY, Eli Escobar, Walker & Royce and Galaxians. Ask anyone who’s anyone in dance music about Nick Chacona and they’ll tell you he is one of the best, a DJ’s DJ, but he’s also a producer’s producer. With a CV boasting hits on labels such as Mood Music, Buzzin Fly, Bearfunk, his collaboration with Roy Dank, Beg To Differ, and as a columist for XLR8R Magazine, Nick has been bringing it to audiences on dance floors around the world and delighting all his music touches. Amy Douglas, has been called “the Queen of Nu Disco” by some, as in the last 4 years, she’s made her mark, as feature vocalist for some of dance music’s biggest bangers, with artists as diverse as Juan MacLean,Treasure Fingers, KON, Eli Escobar and DJ Sega. She’s also front person for hard rock band FEINTS when she’s not supplying grease for dance hits round the world.

When Tim and Amy met at CMJ in 2011, they found they had an immediate kinship, “we both loved SONGS so much, and both missed actually sitting down and playing them. We’re so perverse we actually sent videos of each other playing AM Gold hits on our respective keyboards to each other and cracking each other up.” Tim and Amy started to write songs with an ease rarely found, and when Nick heard what was cooking in the lab, he wanted in. “I really missed music that lasts long after the night is over, songs that would stand the test of time, produced really elegantly, with tons of layers, and when I heard what Amy and Tim were doing with the songwriting, I really felt like I had a place in it, and a compunction to get involved.”

One listen to their results by rising star, Tensnake, was all it took, and the trio was instantly signed to his True Romance label. Sunrise Highway make their international debut on May 5th.

Thump recently premiered this amazing aerial video for OASIS off Orthy’s E.M.I.L.Y. EP. Out now on Dither Down

AIMES - On Holiday (Official Music Video) 

This just premiered over at Brooklyn Vegan:


AIMES’ On Holiday Out Now on Dither Down

AIMES is the production moniker and musical alter ego of Alabama born, Brooklyn resident, Aman Ellis. His music is psychedelic at heart, provoking hints of new-wave, italo, and cosmic disco. Lush synths and washed out vocals juxtapose big kicks and silky bass lines. The self-dubbed “Space Pop” explores vast sonic territories, keeping a close affinity to other-worldly psychedelia and interstellar weirdness.

"On Holiday", his latest single and Dither Down debut, comes ready for the party - not only with it’s celestial original, but also a trio of remixes from ROTKRAFT, FUTURE FEELINGS, and SARE HAVLICEK. The result is the soundtrack to a party in the stars, the sort of pulsating blissed out romp, that you can see the denizens of Liquid Sky partaking in, if they were magically and cosmically transported to where the aliens were partying. It’s 80’s Pyramid Club cum Berliner after hours rave, unapolgetically decadent. This, is the best kind of head music.



Dither Down Future Sounds SXSW 2014 Mixtape

A mix of some of our upcoming releases in 2014. Mixed by DJ Chicus.

Aimes - On Holiday (Rotkraft Remix) - Out March 25
Soft Touch - Out this Spring
Galaxians - Out this Spring
Soft Touch - Out this Spring
Aimes - On Holiday (Sare Havilcek Remix) - Out March 25
Soft Touch (Chrome Canyon Remix) - Out This Summer
Soft Touch - Out this Summer
Sunrise Highway - Out this Fall
Galaxians - Out this Spring
Orthy - Oasis - Out Now
Orthy - Night Touch (La Royale & Yesco Remix) - Out this Spring
Peak Twins - Out this Summer
Peak Twins (Ultracity Remix) - Out this Summer
Soft Touch (Walker & Royce Remix) - Out this Summer
Orthy - Oasis (Aimes Remix) - Out this Spring

@orthy_tx killing it at the Iron Bear #sxsw14

@orthy_tx killing it at the Iron Bear #sxsw14

Our first official SXSW Party!


Driftless Recordings, Shout It Out Loud Music & Dither Down Records SXSW 2014 Official Showcase with The Juan Maclean Jerome LOL Little Boots Joel Ford Tops Orthy Los Encantados North Americans Friday 3.14 8pm The Iron Bear 121 W 8th St Austin TX