Author Archives: aRod

hayden james

The always on-point Australian label, Future Classic, released their “Teen Idols” compilation earlier this week which features various of the label’s 2014 releases along with four exclusive tracks from Touch Sensitive, KOA, 123MRK and Hayden James.  Hayden James delivers one of the compilation’s standout tracks with his song “Something About You”.  The groove on “Something About You” is frisky & upbeat yet somehow manages to be equally hypnotic & seductive.   It’s a unique blend of emotions that Hayden James seems to have mastered like few others are able to do.  ”Something About You” has all the makings for a breakout 2015 by Mr. James.

aRod

Holidaz 2014

Stock up on firewood & spike the eggnog…it’s time for Gotta Dance Dirty’s 4th annual HOLIDAZE MIX.  One hour of fireplace jams & holiday funk courtesy of aRod + BONES.

aRod + BONES – Holidaze 2014 Mix
[0:00-30:15] • AROD
Wolf Saga ft. LYON – You Only Live Once

Chris Malinchak – Happiness (Soundstorm-Radio Extended Mix)
Rebecca & Fiona – Letters (HNNY Remix)
Paradis – Sur Une Chanson En Francais
Royksopp ft. Robyn – Monument Dance (Marcus Marr Remix)
Fairchild – I Just Want You
London Grammar – If You Wait (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
[30:16-59:59] • BONES
Karen Harding – Say Something (Zac Samuel Remix)

Low Steppa – So Real
Arches – Want You
The Weeknd – Often (Figgy Remix)
Jaust – We Need a New Life (Xinobi Remix)
Sam Smith – Like I Can (Jonas Rathsman Remix)
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
Blonde – Higher Ground (KANT Remix)
Chris Lake & Chris Lorenzo – Wicked Games Edit


aRod + BONES

supernatural

Is there anyone out there right now delivering more phonic goodness than Pomo?  Fresh off the release of one of 2014′s best EPs, “The Other Day“, Pomo is right back at it with his remix of “Supernatural” by AlunaGeorge.  The remix is another round of excellence from Pomo as he leads the pack, along with Darius & FKJ, towards an exciting movement in dance music of talented, multi-instrumental artists delivering next level, cosmic, sensual Funk.

aRod

dropout

Winter is looking bright & bouncy thanks to a new remix from Dropout of the Galantis smash “Runaway (U & I)”.  L.A. (by way of Santa Barbara) trio Dropout deliver a pounding yet blissful remix of supergroup Galantis that has winter festival anthem written all over it.  While Dropout may be deemed newcomers, it’s three members, Selden, Ray & Ethan have all had solo success.  From anthem Disco to big room Bass, their collective sound is diverse & well polished.  Don’t be surprised if attendees at this year’s SnowGlobe festival go wild in the snow for this one…

aRod

could be mine

If your Summer was extra sensual, it was probably due to the sex bomb that Pat Lok dropped on you back in June.  His original track “Could Be Mine“, featuring Patrick Baker on vocals, was one of the hottest love songs of the Summer.  Fast forward to current day & “Could Be Mine” makes its presence felt once again with three fantastic remixes.  The remix package features Wantigga, Chores & Red Milk.  Ranging from soulful Kaytra-grooves to peak time goodness to experimental soul, the “Could Be Mine” remix EP has a little something for everyone…

aRod

pomo

Pomo’s new EP, “The Other Day”, is comprised of eight beautifully crafted tracks, making the EP one of 2014′s finest.  There are no throwaways here.  The entire EP, from start to finish, is nothing short of an electronic masterpiece.  Heart melting melodies that’ll have you slow dancing in front of the fireplace.  Seductive funk paired with your favorite bottle of wine or whiskey.  And deep, dirty Disco to get the blood flowing & the asses shaking.  Stock up on firewood & spirits, lock yourselves inside for the weekend & keep the Pomo EP on repeat…it’s a house party for two.

Pomo – “The Other Day” EP is out now via HW&W Recordings.

aRod

CatCallFINAL

GDD lord Tropicool has teamed up with his hometown homie Peitzke on the new track “Cat Call” and they’re bringin’ the sexual funk right to your front door (back door, too).  Check it out…

Here’s the first original track by Tropicool & Peitzke entitled ‘Cat Call’.

Oi lords & ladies! Is the looming cold front giving your tube steak frost-bite? Are your nipples harder than diamonds in an ice-storm? Do ya need an extra shot of whiskey to get that whistle wet? Thank bab​​​​​​​​​​​​y jesus Tropicool & Peitzke have combined forces to form like Voltron, and assembled ‘Cat Call’, oozing with love, and dripping in gold. It’s pure sexy funk, with a heaping side of experimental sounds perfectly tucked in, leaving us craving seconds. With the lead back in your pencil, hit play, steal Dennis’s mom’s ’97 Mazda Miata, and let all the myrts in the neighborhood know you say, ‘HEY!’

Tropicool
[sc]: https://soundcloud.com/tropicool-official
[fb]: https://www.facebook.com/TropicoolFroth
[ig]: http://instagram.com/tropicool
[tw]: https://twitter.com/tropicooool

Peitzke
[sc]: https://soundcloud.com/peitzke
[fb]: https://facebook.com/peitzke
[ig]: http://instagram.com/peitzke

Download link: bit.ly/tropicoolcatcall

aRod

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[Artwork by Raven Kwok]

The sounds of Los Angeles are strong on the new remix from L.A. producer BetaTraxx for L.A. duo Pr0files on their song “Forgive”.   Pr0files once described the city of Los Angeles as sunny & twisted.  The same can be said to describe this phenomenal remix by BetaTraxx.  While the hypnotizing vocals give the song its shine, it’s the rework by BetaTraxx that gives the song its twisted, zombie Disco persona.  The crisp, multi-layered production by BetaTraxx takes pieces of 90s, bass heavy Chemical Brothers, dirty, late-2000s Kavinsky & modern day Oliver-style Electro and molds them all together for one extra filthy remix.  Crank this one all the way up & cruise around L.A. with the top down (while wearing all black, of course…because that’s the sunny & twisted thing to do).

aRod

Le-Youth-R-E-A-L

The sounds of Le Youth continue to resonate throughout the blogosphere & the internet with his new track “R E A L”.  Not many artists tow the line between Disco & House as well as Le Youth does, which is a big part of why his sound resonates with so many.  On “R E A L”, Le Youth adds some gloss to the Brandy song “I Wanna Be Down” & conjures up an outstanding, chopped up rework of the 1994 classic.  The combination here of Disco & House is already a winning formula.  But when you add in a healthy dose of R&B to the mix…well that’s almost unfair to make a track this enjoyable.

aRod

aRodFallGaze2014

It’s finally starting to feel like Fall around here.  The falling leaves, the time change, the cool, crisp weather…nothing like some moody tunes to get you feelin’ all those Fall feels.  The new FallGaze 2014 Mix by GDD’s own aRod will most certainly set the mood right for the new seasonal change.  With tracks by FKJ, ODESZA, Dornik, Les Sins, Jungle, Flight Facilities, ZHU, Caribou & lots more, the sound of Fall is right here in one place…

001 FKJ – Open the Door
002 Tei Shi – Bassically
003 ODESZA – All We Need [ft. Shy Girls]
004 Becky Hill – Losing
005 Dornik – On My Mind
006 Les Sins – Bellow
007 Jungle – Lucky I Got What I Want (Kount Edition)
008 George Maple – Talk Talk
009 Bonobo – Flashlight
010 Flight Facilities – Two Bodies (HNNY Remix)
011 ZHU – Gun [CHVRCHES Cover]
012 Gorgon City – Imagination [ft. Katy Menditta]
013 Second City – What Can I Do [ft. Ali Love]
014 Say Lou Lou x Lindstrom – Games for Girls (Alex Metric Remix)
015 ETML – Too Late
016 Clean Bandit – Real Love [ft. Jess Glynne]
017 Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Lenno Remix)