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

Dither Down Future Sounds SXSW 2014 Mixtape

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

Tracklisting:
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 - E.M.I.L.Y. 

Directed by Eli Welbourne (of Silent Diane)

Out January 28. 2014 on Dither Down Records.

Being in love is rad. When you’re deep in it, all you want to do is share that feeling with the world. That’s exactly what Orthy has done on the E.M.I.L.Y. EP, his second musical missive and testament to his wife. The four songs on E.M.I.L.Y. are the resulting work of months of writing and recording at the couple’s home in Austin, TX. Drawing on their mutual love of all things house music, power pop, and new wave, E.M.I.L.Y. plays out as the soundtrack to the couple’s history. Continuing with the message of his debut EP Sueños, the songs on E.M.I.L.Y. are steeped in the timeless tableaux of youth, life, and the carefree confidence love allows.

Released on NYC imprint Dither Down, E.M.I.L.Y. also boasts a remix by Greco Roman’s own Baio, aka Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend.

Blurred Skydiving (DJ Chicus Edit)

BLURRED SKYDIVING

(Hot Natured v Robin Thicke)

DJ CHICUS EDIT

DITHER DOWN returns with the new EP from Travmatic & Marosy that evokes a classic house sound and updates it with a unique twist. “BODY MOVE” is a jacking, peak tune that centers around an infectious vocal sample, while “GOT TO WORK” recalls early STRICTLY RHYTHM. BOXWORK and TOUGH LOVE remix.

Out 26 August on Dither Down

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Galaxians

Galaxians are from LEEDS. They play dance music on instruments - Live Drums & Synths. Dither Down is proud to be putting out their new EP this fall.

Galaxians are: image

Jed Skinner (synths and programming)

Matt Woodward (Drum set and programming).

Travmatic & Marosy - Body Work EP

Got To Work (Tough Love Remix) - Travmatic & Marosy


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Travmatic & Marosy - Body Work EP 

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Vinyl out August 5th

Digital August 12

For their upcoming EP, Body Move (Dither Down), Travmatic and Marosy sought out to create something that immediately evokes a classic house sound but updates it with their own fresh take on the genre. Their recent foray into music production was the next, logical step for a couple of kids who grew up obsessing over all shades of dance music and have recently been drawing inspiration from a variety of labels such as Henry Street Music, Dust Traxx, Dirtybird, and Get Physical. They have put on shows and DJed together for many years and have recently been heard around town at the roaming Kaviar Disco Club parties, which have been notable for bringing likeminded artists such as Claptone, Club Cheval, and Homework to NYC for the first time.

Their latest release, on Dither Down, showcases two original productions, along with remixes courtesy of Boxwork and Tough Love. “Body Move” is a jacking, peak time tune that centres around an infectious vocal sample, while “Got To Work” features classic sounding piano stabs that recalls some of the finer moments from the Strictly Rhythm back catalog. Catch Travmatic and Marosy in NYC, DJing everywhere from late night gigs in sweaty clubs to airy rooftops on sunny summer afternoons.

Coming Soon On Dither Down

Trap.Avoid Live In Bushwick

R.U.N - Gazelle/Devi Mambouka/Jogyo Out TODAY

DITHER DOWN PRESENTS 

“R.U.N”

A NEW SINGLE & VIDEO BY

GAZELLE (FEATURING JOGYO & DEVI MAMBOUKA)

OUT ON APRIL 22, 2013

"Run, but don’t run away" opens the chorus of this new single, a unique collaboration between South African musician Gazelle, Dither Down mainstay Jogyo and vocalist Devi Mambouka. 3 NYC-based transplants of African descent who have come together to create an invocation to "Change your perspective" and "Face your fears." The result is "R.U.N", an acronym of sorts that Jogyo says means "Remember Union Now." 

Also included on the single is a spaced out vocal remix from Sao Paulo via NYC dub legend Strikkly Vikkly aka Victor Rice. The single concludes with the Strikkly Vikkly Dub version that strips the track back down to its African core. 

Saadi - Snowyman (Prince Rama Remix)

DId you know that Prince Rama remixed Saadi’s last single on Dither Down, Snowyman?

Lloydski - Go To Sleep

(La Royale's Do Not Sleep Version)

"Go To Sleep" is back in the top 20 of the German Club Charts (Week#2) at #17. Woot!

33Hz - Stephanie All Night (Whatever/Whatever Remix) 

Out everywhere including iTunes


Stephanie All Night (Whatever/Whatever Remix) by 33Hz

Out 17 December, 2012

The Whatever/Whatever Remix of 33Hz' “Stephanie All Night.”

Art by Lee Trice.

Released by: Dither Down Records 
Release/catalogue number: ddd-004 
Release date: Dec 17, 2012