By golly, Los Angeles’s latest wonder children are at it again, and ‘Ride’ is quite the boogie machine from the age of funk. Fresh off the release of their EP ‘ Love Like This ‘ and their Hype Machine top 3 edit of Michael Jackson’s PYT; LA’s Bixel Boys are unveiling Ride, for free download. The song appropriates the sultry vocals of Ciara; and takes the hot and heavy R&B track and transforms it into a bouncy, bass fueled, house banger. The LA duo has plenty more in store and will be dropping new songs, limited edits and mixtapes through out the summer so be on the look out.
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We all know the beauty Toro Y Moi has constructed on his latest studio album “Anything In Return”, so now it’s time for a funky twist. Our LA based friends Richnuss have done just that. Richnuss is the playful project between cousins Peter Nussbaum, founder of Guns in the Sun Records, & Billy Scher of psych-rock legends, American Royalty. The infectious grooves of this song don’t deviate much from the original except for adding some funk and a dance kick. With the AR infusion expect to taste a little psyche-rock drizzled in. Its a beautiful mixture and take on an already beautiful song. Keep an eye on these cats in the future.
In anticipation of his new single entitled ‘Heartstrings’ with none other than belgian wonder kid Mickey, Jeremy Glenn has released this stellar mixtape to wet your appetite for more beautiful things to come. Jeremy has been on fire lately, lending his vocal cords to legends, solidifying his status in the music scene. Take the time to throw on this tape and let it be the appetizer for the incredible main course to come. Be on the lookout for Heartstrings early next week.
My favorite psych-rock experimental group is at it again. American Royalty just released their highly anticipated EP entitled Prismatic, on Guns in the Sun Records, and it is quite the harmonious gem with sweeping sound waves and infectious hooks. No 2 songs alike, each spectacularly different and moving in their own way. The music depth and versatility is extremely apparent in this album, and apparent upon your first listen. I’m confident you’ll be back for much more.
Quote by American Royalty regarding the track “Hungry”:
“Hungry is one of the first songs that we ever wrote in a live setting rather than a studio. We’re very excited about the way its transitioned into a recorded number, but honestly for us, its always been about that heavy bass hitting you in the chest. So turn it up.”
Purchase this Stellar EP HERE
Press Release after the Jump
Southern California’s finest sun-drenched 3-day mega festival is right around the corner. We have all either heard the epic tales about the marvelous party in the desert, or better yet, experienced the magic ourselves. This year the lineup is tip-top, and we’re so excited to go dance around in the colorful desert with all of our friends, that we’ve decided to team up with Caliche Rum and give away 2 pairs of tickets!
Rules For Entry:
1. Take an epic sunset photo
2. Upload the photo & Tag @Calicherum, @GottaDanceDirty, #Setsforsets, on your Facebook/twitter/instagram accounts.
3. Share! Share! Share!
A pair of Coachella Weekend 1 (April 12th – 14th)
Contest Starts February 19th
Winner will be announced March 19th
The boys over at Solé have taken us on yet another musical journey. If Lionel Richie was fueled by propane, sported reebok pumps and night crawled the mean streets of Venice, you’d end up with something that sounded a little bit like, well… let’s just say we were lucky enough to capture the radness in this month’s Fixtape. Solé Bicycle Co. is pleased to present this month’s Fixtape, from LA’s own,Oliver, the electro-funk super group of Oliver Goldstein & Vaughn Oliver. They’ve been making waves with their deep undertones, infectiously funky riffs, and intergalactic space beats, sure to make your mother shutter. Whether you prowl dark alleys hanging out in various voodoo circles or spend your free time spreading funky mayo on your friend’s sandwiches, this Fixtape is for you. Strap on your helmet and chuck the deuce, because you’re on the highway to hell.
Download it HERE
Gotta Dance Dirty’s own, Tropicool has bestowed upon us another funkadelic mix. This particular one features exclusives from the likes of legends: Zimmer, Classixx, Fingerpaint, Eurocrats, & ColeCo just to name a few. Laced with tropical highs and dark groovy undertones, this mix will surely have you talking with your hips in no time. This is the first installment of the Caliche Rum Mixology series which will provide us with primo alcohol-infused dance rhythms for many months to come. Shake yourself a mojito and get ready to boogie down!
Now this is a match made in heaven. The sexy yet funky vocals of Toronto’s Jeremy Glenn laced on top of Mario Basanov‘s deep chunes has put us in a beautiful haze. This 12″ drops on vinyl Feb. 18th and March 4th on digital via Apersonal Music. Have a listen of the magic below, and be sure to grab your copy when it drops; I know we will!
Our good buds over at Solé Bicycles have released another mix this month from the quickly growing and ever entertaining series entitled the ‘fixtapes’. This month we have none other than GDD favorite & Los Angeles’s golden boy, Goldroom. This sultry smooth mix will have u feeling all warm and giddy inside. Take a musical mosaic journey through time & space- We’ll see you on the other side.
GDD’s own Tropicool delivers a warm musical mosaic comin’ in hot & bothered sure to tickle the fruit of your loins and tease the audible palate with euphoric tones, smooth rhythms, & sexy funk. Whether your pouring warm cream over them curvaceous twin nippily peaks or dripping hot wax all over that sweet, sultry V, these hand-crafted, carefully selected tunes will metamorphasize you into a modern day Don Juan El Capitãn. Be careful, they may fall in love.
Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune
Crazy P – We Can Only Be (Wolf & Lamb ft. Slow Hands)
Tropics – Pop Up Cinema
Chromatics – Kill For Love
Grimes – Genesis
Major Lazer – Get Free
Metronomy – Corinne (Benoit & Sergio Cover)
Pillowtalk – Sunny
Fleetwood Mac – Gypsy (Gardens & Villa Cover)