We all deserve to feel good in 2017 & feel good master Sam Padrul has this year’s perfect kick off to the new year. His new track, “Got My Love”, features vocals from Lyon Hart & the combo deliver the perfect mixture of power Pop + throwback Disco to get those feel good juices flowing.
Available to buy and stream on Spotify soon!
Artwork by Michael Dorner
All Day I Dream, Lee Burridge‘s world-renowned label and event brand, will be touching down in Los Angeles on New Year’s Day to kick off 2017 with yet another vibe-driven revelrous affair, which has become tradition after four years of the holiday event in the west coast music haven. With a new outdoor venue, Chinatown’s Gin Ling Way, and a signature lineup, featuring Russian favorites, Gorje Hewek & Izhevski, New York’s Hoj, and the masterful artist and impresario himself, Lee Burridge, the event is set to be an intentional and inspiring experience that is a must for dance music lovers looking to rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul for the next 365 days. It seems that many of us are on the same page as pre-sales have already sold-out, but there will be a limited amount of tickets sold at the door.
Get ready for All (New Year’s) Day I Dream with our 5 favorite All Day I Dream releases this year below. We’ll see you there!
21-year-old Swedish producer Kasbo has been building a steady fanbase with non-stop remixes this year leading into his recent single “Call”. He’s doing a very exclusive run of 2 US dates over the New Year weekend including a stop at SnowGlobe music festival in Lake Tahoe, California and to celebrate, he’s shared his first mix ever. The 40 minute collection of tracks features some of his favorite tracks right now and a majority of his own originals and remixes including an unreleased original to finish it off!
Catch Kasbo in the US over the holidays:
SnowGlobe Music Festival – Lake Tahoe, CA | 12/29
Decadence Music Festival – Denver, CO | 12/30
Snowglobe Music Festival
(Pictured: Dixon with Phonon SMB-02’s)
Whether you’re a casual music listener, professional producer/DJ, or audiophile, you probably hold headphones as one of your most essential items in life. Regardless of whatever type of headphone user you may be, we can all agree that sound quality is of the utmost importance, in addition to build quality for a lasting product. Over the past 5 years, Japan’s Phonon has offered headphones that have been created with those ideals at the forefront of their development. When top professional veteran audiophiles joined with Isao Kumano, a highly respected sound and mastering engineer, Alex Prat aka DJ Alex from Tokyo, Kumano’s partner in the music production team Tokyo Black Star, and Yusuke Uchiyama aka no milk, a producer and audio technician, the Phonon brand was born in an effort to truly convey music’s imagination.
Phonon’s innovative and professional equipment, such as their flagship headphones, the SMB-02 and 4000 models, did not come easy, as the development and production has taken decades of research, dedication, and high-level experience in the audio field and industry. It’s clear that their efforts are greatly appreciated and worthwhile with artists like Dixon, Âme, John Digweed, Jeff Mills, DJ Harvey, Laurent Garnier, John Talabot, Gerd Janson, and more supporting their headphones.
We were given the opportunity to give the SMB-02 and 4000 models a test drive, and we’ve been thoroughly impressed to say the least. Read on for why exactly we now prefer Phonon for studio and DJ use, and see how you can get 10% off of your order, just in time for the holidays.
Today we have the honor of premiering a titanic tune from Italian duos NiCe7 and Dirty Channels for the revered Crosstown Rebels imprint. With scintillating acid undertones and a bongo backbone, “Juno” warps and evolves into a full fledged anthem adding and subtracting layers of vocal samples and analog drum machines to bring the track to a head. Be on the lookout for the full release of their joint “Feelings EP” as it’s released on December 9th via Crosstown Rebels. You can pre-order the EP HERE!
If the festival scene has one thing to take away from 2016 it’s that the boutique festival circuit is a force to be reckoned with. With a capacity big enough to satiate your festival needs, yet small enough to remain personable, it’s no wonder these experiences championed the hearts and minds of many a dance music purveyors. Here in Los Angeles, the Desert Hearts signature brand of parties stood out for their curatorial expertise ranging everywhere from music, to live art, and live performances. Their club shows, and festival at Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, set the bar high for the rest of the year, and with the announcement of the return of both their Spring Festival, and City Hearts Tour, it’s clear that 2017 will continue their streak of excellence. To get a better sense of the community, view their 2017 Spring Festival announce video below and be sure to check out the dates for their City Hearts Tour coming to a city near you! Tickets + more information available HERE.
Can’t end the year without a little more sweat! Our aussie brethren label Sweat It Out has dished out the Club Sweat Workout Series Volume 2, the follow up compilation featuring some young guns from our side of the planet – a devilish medley of bass driven belters and upfront house music. Here’s what the Sweat crew had to say about the release:
Hard to believe Sweat It Out began nearly 9 years ago (feeling old – ouch). At the time, we debated whether the origin of the name was because we used to eat hot thai food on a Tuesday with the goal of sweating out the weekend (weird that we didn’t think this should have been done on a Monday but I digress), or whether it was because of the amount of sweat AJAX would let out whilst dj’ing.
What we did agree on was a love of sweaty basements and music for such surrounds. Our WORKOUT SERIES epitimises exactly that.
Here we present 5 tunes that are made for clubs of around 200 people, with sweat dripping off the ceiling and heads turned slightly sideways. Shall we say, where we feel most at home.
Big love to SMALLTOWN DJs, RUMPUS, J.WORRA, COSELLA, FROM DROP TILL DAWN, LYNDON KIDD, and last but not least, BRILLSTEIN – you all killed it!
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AM Only presents its’ second annual fundraising event A Positive Spin, hosted at The Roxy in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 18. 100% of the party’s proceeds will be donated to Inner City Arts, an arts education provider in the heart of Skid Row that offers hands-on instruction in visual, performing, and media arts. Tons of GottaDanceDirty pals will be performing, so make sure to make it out to this one for some grooves for a good cause!
“I’m really excited to work with A Positive Spin again. Last time I got to see first hand the huge interest kids have in music and how little amount of resources they have to learn about it. LA Food Bank and Toys for Tots are important charities especially this time of year, so it’s great to be able to help them get what they need.” – AC Slater
In an attempt to “Derail The Reptile Revolution,” Clarian has slung together scintillating mini-album set to be released November 21st on LA imprint, Culprit. Featuring intergalactic tech and warp speed acid undertones, the project serves as a lethal reminder of our lurking lizard overlords. We premiere “Acid Moon” for you today in advance of the release, a hearty chunk of lunar goodness with an acid flair for the dark side of the moon. Enter Clarian’s universe with the below stream and keep your eyes peeled for the project’s release later this month.
The five songs, each with distinct personality, are inspired by California desert mirages, neon Hollywood glow and faded sunsets over the Pacific. Neo-Future meets vivid Retro Analogue dreams…David Lynch’s “Dune” with the ghost of Hunter S. Thompson fully present.
Cosmic post-disco joins slow-burn techno, adorned with bits of New Wave, futuristic acid house and layers of celestial melodies that make for one-of-a-kind journey through space and time.
So SLUGGERS just dropped a scary as tech-house EP just in time for Halloween. I just cruised through this bad boy and there are definitely some big tunes in it. Whether you’re partying or trick-or-treating this weekend, get your techno fix either way.
“The EP kicks off with a skull-rattling title track punctuated by persistent drums and breathy hi-hats, leading into the sinister to the droning vibes of “Doses” followed by “M1,” with it’s wailing organ sounds and catchy beat. With “SDFMIA” and “So Much Love” wrapping up the collection, Miami nightlife has never sounded so wonderfully dark.”