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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

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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.”

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RUFUS’s 2016 album “Bloom” has catapulted the group into superstardom.  It’s tough to nail down a crowning track, but for me it has to be Innerbloom.  The original 10+ minute odyssey is incredibly stunning, and Lane 8 just put an amazing touch in it.  More subdued in nature, this edition showcases the softer elements of the track.   Stream it now.

“Lane 8 proved to be a perfect tap for the ‘Innerbloom’ remix package, returning to the fold with the peak time display of heart-wrenching mastery that has made his singular take on electronic music a standout over the last few years. By adding rolling percussion and a fresh flowing lead, Lane 8 has transformed the original into an anthem fit for divine moments of elevated dance floor sensation.”

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We encountered newcomers Strange Club last month when they released their debut g-housed tinged production “Down to my Feet.”  Today, they dropped a new one called “Disco,” and it’s carrying many of the same vibes.  Deep, driving bass sound, fun vocal stabs, pretty much a perfect combination for late night dance floors.  The way they use their own vocals is theatrical in nature, adding a little depth to their nice sounding productions.  I had a chance to see them debut a track with SNBRN at Splash House and it did not disappoint.  Looking forward to seeing what these boys come with next.

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I really admire the way that Amtrac continues to genre bend.  It seems like every release he puts out gets a bit more spacey and ambient, yet stays very full of low end sound.  Some aspects of this production strike me as trance, some house, some tech house — there’s pretty much something for everyone.  I’m also really digging the vocal samples on “Running After,” which is the winner on this EP.  If you’re in LA, come see Amtrac live this Friday at Outspoken.

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I’m not sure how I missed the official announcement of this, but damn this looks rad.  All vinyl, cross-country tour — sounds like a blast.  I’m definitely going to be catching this show when it hits LA on the 6th, so don’t miss it when it comes to your city.  Big stuff from Richard Vission and Bad Boy Bill.

“The first-of-its kind tour breaks down the digital boundaries that have become so characteristic of the modern electronic music landscape and goes back to house music’s roots. The house music dream team is joining forces to press pause on all sync buttons and instead play all music on vinyl, including new music with their special edits as well as some retro classics to pay homage to the vintage art form.”

 

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When I first saw this lineup drop on Facebook, I was pretty shocked.  LA’s Lot 613 and associated shows are known for bringing the heat, but never have they done it on this level.  Three of the underground electronic music kings in Dixon, KiNK and Danny Daze headline one of the best bills to grace LA in some time.  Along with that onslaught are relative newcomers Weval, whose self-titled album is hands down one of the best of 2016.  Resident trio Droog and Jeniluv round it out.  I have no more words in me;

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I’ve heard this track played out live a few times, and it’s an absolute hammer.  Jax Jones and MNEK really hit the nail on the head with this one.  Big fat bass line, tough vocal samples, prickly overlying percussion — really no weak part of this track.  For the official video, they decided to release a quasi-live performance version.  It’s pretty cool to see the environment in which this track was allegedly conceived.  Check it out!

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Jerry Folk has been showing us a different side of his production chops with his past few releases, this one being my favorite of the bunch.  “Stanley” has really endearing chord progressions coupled with airy & elegant vocal stabs — making for a really nice tune.  It’s future bass without being so in your face about it, if that makes sense.  Sometimes soulful sometimes deep, this one changes as it breathes.  Take a listen for yourself and grab a free download to play on your iPod .

Minimal Effort Halloween 2016 Flyer

After a noticeable hiatus from the Los Angeles party scene, deep & tech connoisseurs  Minimal Effort are back in a huge way.  Today, they announced what is probably the go-to Halloween event for those looking to get down to some underground electronic sounds.  Every act you read on this bill is more mouth-dropping than the next, and there are apparently still more to be announced.  Hold onto your hats as the rest of this story unfolds.

Tickets will be available here Thursday, July 21st.