Seems Bristol may not be the only bass-built UK City to spawn true dirtybird talent. Midway up the little island the city of Birmingham is boiling its bins and splitting its subs with the sounds of Hannah Wants and Chris Lorenzo. Hannah & Chris kicked off their year with the mighty ‘Dappy‘, a crew favorite from Food recordings. Hannah has been red hot on tour throughout the UK and Chris is finally stepping out of the shadows of being a ghost writer for over 6 years, now working on several projects including Cause & Effect, collabs with Pete Graham and countless other productions. “Kneadin” has provoked more reaction than almost any other track in the sets of dirtybird this summer hitting a pinnacle at Hideout festival in Croatia when it was played 5 times in one day (over two events) by Justin Martin, VonStroke & Eats Everything! Listen below and grab it today on Beatport.
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Happy Hallow’s my little dead dudes and ghoulish girls. Steven N. Deadworld and BONES (LOL already a Halloween name) here with our most sinister picks for all your nefarious needs. If you’re reading this, you should already be trick-or-treating/partying/hungover, so download this .zip and do so with haste, for there is not a single mortal second left to waste…
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It’s almost Halloween! To get the festivities going, our friends over @ Prep School Recordings just released the LA-based Wilks ‘Bring Me Home’ EP. The haunting vocals of Bria park are accompanied by Wilks deep basslines that turn sinister and sawlike (fans of Soulwax and Disclosure will enjoy). The B-side ‘Get It Poppin’ is a G house track in every sense of the term – Funky and deep, but ghetto and gangster. Listen to them both below, and pick up the EP today on Beatport!
PRIVATE LABEL – NOV 1
This Friday, don’t miss Wilks perform @ Private Label alongside Thomas Jack and Purity Ring (dj set)!
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Coming off a huge tour w/ Zedd and Alex Metric, the LA rising duo Oliver follow up their finely tuned Mechanical EP with an all-star remix collection that casts their already-diverse originals in a stunning new light. Kicking off with a stomping, fan favorite mix of “Night Is On My Mind” by festival king Dillon Francis, Mechanical Remixes kicks into even higher gear with Nom De Strip‘s big room take on “Control,” before pulling a moody left turn with Tchami‘s bouncing funky house version of “MYB,” and closing out strong with a high energy remix of “Mechanical” by new young producer Values. Machine music on all levels!
*Don’t miss Oliver on the main stage @ HARD Day Of The Dead – Saturday, November 2nd!
In anticipation of his forthcoming Bring Me Home EP out next week, Prep School Recordings artist Wilks is offering up a free original tune! “Fuck The Barkin” is a fresh mix of contemporary LA deep house and classic ghetto house, fans of Sharam Jey, Kolombo and even Jonas Rathsman will be all over this one… Here’s what the man himself had to say about the track:
“Fuck the Barkin’s chopped and screwed hip-hop vocals are weaved between a chugging bassline and classic house chords. Borrowing samples from ‘1once Again’ by A Tribe Called Quest, this track is both dark and dance-worthy.” -Wilks
After a huge grand opening last week w/ Clockwork and Just Blaze, we continue the fall madness with another big double headliner booking for iHeartComix Sundays @ LURE. This week, we welcome a very special DJ set from Two Door Cinema Club along their North American tour. On top of that, we welcome the original genius behind Major Lazer, mister Dave Taylor aka Switch. Supporting the night will be Lights Down Low boss Sleazemore and our very own Troy Kurtz. With a new venue and a new vibe, this is sure to be one for the books! This event will reach capacity, so please RSVP and arrive before 11pm to guarantee entry.
To get on our guestlist, email RSVP@gottadancedirty.com with full names and plusses if any!
$10 before 11pm | $15 after
After a huge response from the premiere of their single “Cold Nights” earlier this year, the Brooklyn-based duo Chordashian have been hard at work with forthcoming productions set to release from now into the new year. We have for you today their follow-up original entitled “Skyscraper Souls”, which takes the beautifully melodic vocals of Marie Seyrat from Freedom Fry and carries them along playfully deeper house chords all the way through. Fans of Tensnake and the French Express crew will be all over this one, so listen below and grab it for FREE!
Perfectly fitting for this Halloween season, the aussie duo known as Go Freek have just released the devilishly funky Bump In The Night EP on Sweat It Out! records. The production on this 4-track bundle portrays blog house nostalgia, with the slimey basslines and creepy synths getting an Australian techno overhaul. The title track is a staple in my sets right now, alongside support from the likes of Claude Von Stroke, Botnek, Tommie Sunshine Justin and Christian Martin. Listen and below and grab these for your October festivities…
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This edition of the GDD™ Guest Mix, we welcome the Melbourne Aussie native Torren Foot. This is an hour of bass heavy house music with a ghetto vibe meant for the club. Big tunes, big energy. I’ve been supporting this guy immensely in my sets and so has the likes of Amine Edge & DANCE, Oliver, Destructo, Yolanda Be Cool, and many more I’m sure.
1. NTFO & Rhadow – No Satisfaction (Original Mix)
2. Torren Foot – Untitled
3. Tapesh & KANT – Ey Yo (Original Mix)
4. Torren Foot – The Illest (Surfdisco Remix)
5. RUFUS – Take Me (Cassian Remix)
6. Green Velvet – Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)
7. Amine Edge & Dance – My Girl (Original Mix)
8. Sharam Jey, Alex W & Sammy E – SWAG (Original Mix)
9. Nora En Pure – Remind Me (Original Mix)
10. Tapesh & KANT – Talking Dirty (Mat.Joe’s Clean Up Remix)
11. Sharam Jey & Vanilla Ace – My Thang (Original Mix)
12. Rubberteeth – Bounce That Body (Original Mix) [Jump To This Records]
13. Go Freek – Lava Lamp (Original Mix)
14. Bixel Boys – Black December (Original Mix)
15. Breach – Jack (Combo! Glamorous Edit)
16. Astronomar & Bot – Ghettobox (Original Mix)
17. Go Freek – Bump In The Night (Original Mix)
18. Rubberteeth – Back Down (Original Mix) [Jump To This Records]
19. Amtrac – Those Days (Original Mix)
20. Amine Edge & Dance – Bitches In The Projects (Original Mix)
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To celebrate the kickstart of our partnership w/ LURE and iHeartComix, we wanted to catch up with the opening night headliner and our personal homie, Clockwork. This Sunday, October 13th, Clockwork joins Just Blaze, Franki Chan and our very own BONES to open up the new iHeartComix Sundays @ LURE. Now, we were going to ask some serious questions and be professional but thats boring and we’d rather have some fun for your own enjoyment (and keep it nice and quick for all you space cadets).
GDD: If you could have one more Alias, what would you go by and what style?
CW: I’d go by Henry C.K. and do stand up comedy
GDD: Name one celebrity you’d wanna go b2b with and why
CW: Rihanna so I could date her after the set
GDD:Favorite music to listen to when on the road?
CW: Anything with no words or drums
GDD: What’s the most embarrassing track you’ve ever played in a set?
CW: I had this edit of some track that had the cotton eye joe acapella over it and I didn’t mean to play it but I did and I hid under the table while it played
GDD: What’s the worst food you’ve ever eaten before a show?
CW: Had kangaroo before a show in sydney and it had me feelin some type of way the whole set
iHeartComix Sundays @ LURE 10/13 ft. Clockwork, Just Blaze