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After a short hiatus for the festive season, we’re back to bring you the first Dirt of 2011! Starting the year off strong, this week we’ve a fresh 14 in store, accumulating some of the hottest tracks in tropical tech, disco-house, electro and dubstep. Fear not Dirty Dancers, we will indeed be back with another helping next week. Whether it lands on a Wednesday or Saturday is up to the powers that be, but feel free to stick your oar in by voicing your thoughts on our facebook page and the comments section below.
Without further ado, it gives me great pleasure to dish The Dirt, number 22…
• Nero – Me & You (Danger Remix) ✓+
Kicking things off, Danger has unleashed a monster take on Nero‘s ‘Me & You’, a big dubstep track in it’s own right, I’m an even bigger fan of this remix than the original. It’s both heavy & laid back, so bump it and bliss out.
• Eli Escobar – Love Thing Pt. 2 (DJ Mehdi Club Mix)
New Yorker Eli Escobar dropped his Love Thing Remixes EP on New Years Eve. A groovy five track with remixes from Runaway, Mike Simonetti, & a VIP from Escobar himself. Big fan of the Mehdi track on there, which features vocals from Amanda Blank.
• Carte Blanche – Do! Do! Do! (Strip Steve Jacked Up Remix)
One DJ Mehdi track followed by another, this time via his sideproject with Riton. Boy Noize Recs‘ Strip Steve has a go at this catchy Carte Blanche original. If you’re a fan of Strip Steve’s sound, I recommend checking out ‘Calcium‘, you won’t regret it.
• Jesse Voorn – Somewhere (Bass Kleph Remix) ✓+
Prog house vibes from the Stealth label’s Jesse Voorn. This has been a staple in my sets since October, and I absolutely love it. It gave me the same excitement that I got the first time I heard Mowgli‘s ‘London To Paris’, and it sounds alarmingly similar at points.
• Amadou & Mariam – Sabali (Vitalic Remix) ✓+
Malian duo Amadou & Mariam have just put out a remix record that features tracks from Bob Sinclar, Miike Snow, DJ Aero, & Yuksek to name a few. Here’s Vitalic’s track on the record, remixing my favorite tune from their original Welcome To Mali album. ‘Sabali’ has been sampled a grip since they put it out two years ago and you’ll probably recognize it, having been used by Theophilus London, and Damian Marley & Nas.
• Creep – Days (Azari & III Remix) ✓+
The very talented Azari & III have just remixed the latest single from Brooklyn duo CREEP. Featuring guest vocals from The XX‘s Romy Madley-Croft, it’s a mellow amalgam of Chicago house and indie-rock.
• Christoph Andersson – Metropol (Original Mix) ✓+
A decent dose of disco-house with ambient vocals from New Orleans based Andersson, as covered by Jonah Berry earlier this week. Big tunes coming from him at the moment, definitely one to watch closely.
• Layo & Bushwacka! – Love Story (Solo Bootyleg)
The original ‘Love Story’ by Layo & Bushwacka! was possibly my favorite techno tune when I was first getting into EDM. Solo‘s bootleg has been kicking around for some time, but I’ve been playing it a lot in my car recently. An early midget-house take on a classic.
• Fazhands feat. Sam Wilkes – Press Play (Original Mix)
Melodic tech-house from a fellow Londoner, with vocals from NorCal’s Sam Wilkes. It’s the deepest groove on The Dirt, and reminds me a lot of KiNK‘s tracks.
• John Roman – Sing! (Original Mix) ✓+
This week we received a promo from John Roman‘s forthcoming EP. It’s like dutch house with depth and it’s been getting mad support and play from the likes of Brodinski and LA Riots. Look forward to hearing the EP in full.
• Momma’s Boy vs. MikiX The Cat – At Night (Star Eyes & Jubilee Papi Smurf Remix)
This frenetic collaboration from another couple of Brooklynites: Jubilee & Star Eyes, fuses a bit of everything: house, two-step, world samples, and undertones of UK Garage. High energy and not for the faint hearted, it gets better with every play.
• Magnetic Man feat. John Legend – Getting Nowhere (Skream Remix) ✓+
Skream’s darker remix of sideproject Magnetic Man‘s new single with John Legend. This one’s faster and more percussive than the original, the single of which drops on February 21 via Columbia.
• The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby (4Centers Remix)
At this point you’re probably thinking “yeah f***ing right”, and I don’t blame you. Together with the ‘Stones, The Beatles have probably attracted some of the worst remixes in the history of electronic music, and don’t even get me started about mash ups. However, this is legitimately the most impressive Beatles remix I’ve heard to date; catchy dubstep from Nevada based producer 4Centers.
So concludes the Dirt for this week.
Big love, and enjoy your weekend,