A lot of the time dance music leaves itself very open to interpretation. What can be an uplifting listen for some, may be a melancholy experience for others. Even when there are lyrics to a song, they aren’t always seen in the same light by every listener. Well, young LA-native Paris Blohm very much intends for this song about an unfortunate situation to be an inspiring one. In his own words:
“My sister, Chloe Blohm, passed away in 2011. She inspired hundreds of people with her art, and her uplifting and loving personality even while facing her crippling disease, muscular distrophy. This song is dedicated to her because her ‘Presence’ is still here, pushing me and the ones who had the pleasure of knowing her. She did more than most able-bodied people ever even thought of doing. She leaves on the light, when the world goes dark. This song is a tribute to her.”
It’s a Progressive House anthem with emotion and heart, courtesy of not only the production but the vocals lent by Angel Taylor. It’s the debut single under his new moniker Paris Blohm. And it’s free.
Black Boots, the newest addition to the star-studded family that is Ultra Records, want to give you more than just great music. The duo – comprised of Mikey Francis (formerly of Afghan Raiders) and Lightknife – are here to deliver a message. They want to provide an escape, “encourage chaos, sexuality, expression, and independence.”
Self-described as having “an electronic body, but a rock ‘n’ roll soul,” their debut single Rebels In The Night falls somewhere on the musical spectrum between New Order, The Presets, and Swedish House Mafia, combining Mikey’s subdued but emotional voice with guitars and sweeping, euphoric hooks. The song is accompanied by a captivating video that will thrust you deep into the world of Black Boots. Expect plenty more from them via Ultra in 2013, and with this video currently sitting at nearly 150,000 views, I’d say their message is getting out loud and clear so far.
Have a listen to the song below, then watch the video and get purchase links after the jump.
Born and raised in LA I’m sure it makes Paris Blohm proud to see his hometown become the epicenter of the burgeoning United States dance music scene. Having been producing for seven years now, he seems to have finally hit his stride professionally and musically, after taking the plunge and committing fully to his career as an artist. The former delivery driver sits down to answer some questions with yours truly about his recent name change, stepping out of the bedroom into a big-time studio, and recurring nightmares about his stint as a delivery driver.
GDD: First thing’s first, as it’s a bit of a GDD™ tradition, what’s your drink of choice?
Paris: A good ice cold sapporo with hot sake. But that’s just picky, whiskey ginger does me well. Continue Reading
I remember being young and dumb as fuck. Well, let’s be real, I’m still dumb, but as I near the ripe old age of 25 there are at least a few wisdoms I feel necessary to help impart upon the masses using this soapbox that is Gotta Dance Dirty.
It was very concerning last night, as I lay in bed with my TV on at a reasonable volume, to be perusing Facebook and see that Spinnin’ Records had posted a question to the mass of nearly a half million people who “like” the iconic label. It was short and simple, but I couldn’t help but be troubled by the response.
“Do you wear earplugs when you go partying? If yes, what kind of? If* not, why not?”
Harmless enough, but I started skimming through the responses, halfway knowing what to expect. Continue Reading
It’s not exactly dance music, but it’s 100% music worth listening to. Don’t let the “OWSLA” in the title trick you, this is far from anything you’d expect to come out of the Skrillex camp. And you know what, that’s why Sonny Moore is becoming increasingly hard to hate. Those still ignorant enough to spew their constant vitriol his way are obviously ignorant of his gracious acceptance speech(es) at the Grammy’s, his humble and endearing personality, his appreciation of and efforts to push his more mainstream leaning legion of fans to embrace more obscure electronic music (from Aphex Twin to Gesaffelstein), and now his endorsement of a beautiful, undefinable and timeless record like this Hundred Waters album.
I can see myself listening to this album in twenty years over a nice glass of wine accompanied by good conversation and better friends. It’s majestic, ambient yet stimulating, and it’s brought to you courtesy of… Skrillex? Mind-boggling I know, but it’s just one of the few reasons I can think of that the young Sonny Moore deserves his spot at the top right now.
Stream the album after the jump, and ask Siri to set a reminder for tomorrow, when the full album goes on sale via OWSLA. Just don’t try to have Siri spell “OWSLA”… Continue Reading
When this track leaked last Friday I immediately knew a million remixes were going to be coming our way, and now that I’ve listened to the original approximately 164 times over the course of seven days I couldn’t be happier our LA brethren gLAdiator have decided to give it some proper treatment. They deliver far and away the best effort I’ve heard so far, foregoing any of the verses by heavy hitters Ye, Jay, and Big Sean, they manage to completely retool the song into both a festival and club ready anthem.
My only problem with this song? It’s only 3:29. Wouldn’t be surprised if I hear it on multiple occasions at one venue on a single night though, because if I learned anything at Electric Zoo two weeks ago it’s that Trap is the new Levels, and I’m not at all mad about it.
What better way to present a triple header dirt with a tri-dirt babe? This week, the musical stylings of Bones, KMOC and Burn Unit present to you (15) tracks to end your week and get the MF-in weekend started. With Pacific Festival grooving in the OC and Electric Zoo getting massive in NY, we’re giving you coast-to-coast tunage for your festival preparations or any shenanigans you might be getting into. Pick the ones you like, or just grab em all from the zip files – ya’ll know the drill.
It was nearly a year ago that I met Ed Duffy, better known as the hat wearing 1/2 of musical purveyors Social Cues (along with Alex Khadiwala). We became instant friends during Gui Boratto’s stellar set at Electric Zoo 2011, and now it gives me great pleasure to introduce you all to my friend via this mesmerizing mixtape he just sent over. It will give you a taste both of their impeccable taste and of what to expect from Social Cues this Friday at the Avalon Hollywood, when they take to the stage with legends Riva Starr and Fred Falke, and GDD™ homies Viceroy and Anthony Ross.
If you’re in LA, it’s a line-up that really can’t be beat this coming Labor Day Weekend. Have a listen to the mix above, check out Social Cues on Facebook for more upcoming shows, and get the tracklisting after the jump! Continue Reading
This coming weekend marks the fourth year that the Electric Zoo Festival will take over Randall’s Island in New York and we can’ t wait! Featuring three days of amazing music and your favorite artists as well as great green initiatives and a fantastic mobile app, this festival promises endless fun and an experience you’re definitely not gonna want to miss. We at Gotta Dance Dirty have compiled our guide to the festival including our artist picks, thoughts on the app, and our top choices for after parties below. Keep an eye out for GDD’s own Burn Unit & Olyvia, who wrote this handy guide up for you, and if you’re wearing GDD merch they just might have some stickers for you. Check it all out after the jump… – Olyvia