Perhaps her biggest moment to date though, fortunately for all of us, was caught in a high-quality one-hour recording. The new “Yuma Tent” at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was all the rage because it had a) some semblance of air conditioning and b) house and techno’s finest were represented non-stop for three straight days. Lauren definitely held her own amongst the best the underground scene has to offer, and this downloadable mix is living testament to that.
With a slew of quality tracks currently slated for release on some more of the biggest labels in the game, I think it’s only a matter of time before her ascent of the underground is complete.
Vegas can be frustrating. There are long lines, seemingly indiscriminate door policies, and, with the recent openings of a few more mega-clubs, so many options to choose from on a nightly basis. EDC Week, as it’s now called, has got to be one of the busiest weekends of the year in the City of Sin, and that’s why GDD™ has teamed up with our friends from Mandalay Bay’s new shining gem LIGHT to make your life just a little bit easier.
We’ll be giving away ONE PAIR of tickets to a lucky dirty dancer that will grant the winner and a friend access to every LIGHT-affiliated property and each of their events from June 19th through the 23rd. That line-up includes a variety of pool parties and nighttime affairs with some of dance music’s biggest stars, including Zedd, Alesso, Baauer, Skrillex, Nicky Romero, and Krewella.
Simply like both The Light Vegas and Gotta Dance Dirty Facebook pages, and comment on THIS FACEBOOK POST with an @tag for the friend you’d like to bring with you! This contest will only run until tomorrow, June 18, at 11:59pm PDT, so don’t delay! Winner will be messaged on Facebook! Full list of events after the jump…
By this point, you may have heard numerous remix efforts of Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z’s anthemic instant classic Suit & Tie, but this my friends is far and away my favorite to date. After rinsing this out in my own sets for nearly two months, I’ve finally got the “OK” from good GDD™ pal Rej Dhingra, aka JANUARY BLACK, to post his take on the track.
It’s the first release for the upstart project JANUARY BLACK, although Rej is no newcomer to the production game. He explains, “I’m heavily influenced by the sound of the new and young producers coming out from all over the world especially on SoundCloud in the hip hop and UK garage community, it was the first time I felt compelled to put something out. I had always said that if I were ever to obtain the vocals for [Suit & Tie] I would do something special with it, and with the support of some amazing people in the game it happened.”
Get the track after the jump just in time to heat up those summertime vibes. Continue Reading
For some reason or another, over the years most holidays that otherwise have a rather solemn connotation have merely become another day off from school/work to drink and bask in the sun in the good ol’ United States of T&A. While I feel compelled to advise you to take a minute to reflect on what Memorial Day really is all about, who are we at GDD™ to break with tradition. Hell, I know we’ll all be poolside ourselves with a cocktail or twelve in our system.
So when you’re getting drunk shaking your bum at the pool over this three-day weekend, cue up this special guest mix offered up by our Canadian homie and frequent Diplo collaborator Grandtheft. It’s stacked full of Grandtheft originals, edits, and remixes, as well as a bevy of GDD™ friends and favorites, including Cashmere Cat, RL Grime, Willy Joy, Skream, Major Lazer, Kendrick Lamar and more. With 33 tracks packed into a one-hour show you know the good vibes will keep on comin’.
Best part about it: 1. It’s free to download, and 2. It’s uncensored! Scroll over the image above to download, and get the tracklist after the jump!
Back again to hit you off with yet another tune getting heavy support from the dirtybird Records fam and more, this one has been a staple in the sets of everyone from Claude VonStroke to Flux Pavilion to Justin Jay recently.
Mr. Oizo’s seminal 1999 dance music anthem, Flat Beat, perked up the ears of an entire generation of talented young musicians to the sounds of Electro House. The track was made viral before viral existed by a clever Levi’s marketing campaign and a all-time classic music video featuring the above pictured Flat Eric (partaking in some nefarious activities GDD™ does not condone). Usually I’d recommend against tampering with such a well-known and universally beloved song, but the Leeds-based dynamo Aaron Snapes took a crack at this one and absolutely knocked it out of the park.
Strap on those headphones because one of the coolest dudes and best DJs in the game has got your listening schedule covered for the next 100-minutes or so. Our good mate Doorly sent over an exclusive 80-minute mix chock-full of proper house tunes perfect for those summer after hour sessions. Up late with friends waiting for the sun to poke through the horizon? Throw this on. Get the trackilisting below after the jump.
Second off we have this fantastic two-track EP forthcoming on Toolroom Records, set to be released next week on May 15th. Excellent laid back house vibes, perfect for the impending pool season (sorry Southern Hemisphere).
Also, this remix of the all-time Chicago house classic Jack Your Body by Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, forthcoming on S&S Records. This one has recently been supported by dirtybird bigwigs Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin.
If all that isn’t enough or you just want to experience one of my all-time personal favorite DJs in person and you’re in LA, this Friday at the Avalon Hollywood will be Doorly‘s last US gig before he moves back to Ibiza (Ibitha) for his annual summer residencies at We Love Sundays at the infamous Space as well as Ibiza Rocks.
It’s not simply the towering Marshall stacks flanking the stage that always make you feel as if Justice truly are the 21st century manifestation of Rock n’ Roll. Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé, better known as the French DJ and production duo Justice, have always crafted unique and vibrant soundscapes full of energy when putting together their live shows. It’s visceral, you feel it in your chest, and it compels you to move.
The new Justice live album, Access All Arenas, comes on the heels of a massive tour to support their sophomore LP effort Audio, Video, Disco. Access All Arenas is an 80-minute, 14 song medley of their biggest hits, old and new, all presented in a refreshing fashion to keep fans on their toes.
It’s been fairly obvious for some time now, with the announcement of a EDC London, the presence of a HARD branded stage at EDC Las Vegas, and various other recent signals, but it seems the wedding between LA-based Insomniac Events and Live Nation is on the verge of being made official.
Kudos to Pasquale Rotella for doing things his way and getting to this point, and here’s hoping this only means bigger and better things for the famed events put on by Insomniac around the globe.
Via the LA Times:
Concert and ticketing giant Live Nation Entertainment Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire a stake in the events company that puts on the Electric Daisy Carnival dance music festival, a person with knowledge of the matter confirmed.
Beverly Hills-based Live Nation would purchase a roughly 50% interest in Insomniac Events. The Los Angeles company produces electronic dance music concerts at venues across Southern California and elsewhere. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported news of the pending sale, said Live Nation is paying $50 million for the stake in Insomniac.