As part of his 5 city US tour, Vitalic will be stopping by the El Rey Theatre on March 25th for a very special DJ Set. The French producer brings a unique emotional component to electronic music, which other artists are unable to reproduce. Flashmob, his most recent release in 2009, represents his interpretation of disco, as well as a transition away from early sounds. Vitalic’s music is full of robotic synthesizers, as he prefers to use a vocoder on most tracks, to create a sound which “achieve[s] something strange, between reality and synthetic.” Don’t miss out on one of the most influential artists in electronic music today.
Ticket info + tunes after the jump!
Excision is bringing the bass to NYC with a two night stay at the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square on March 23d & 24th. The X Tour combines an incredible, intelligently mapped visual setup with a 100,000 watt sound system, making it the loudest dubstep show on the planet. Previous shows on the tour have been met with critical acclaim, with fans calling it the dubstep show to see in 2012. Excision will be accompanied with opening sets by Lucky Date & Liquid Stranger, making this a night of wobbles and ear-crushing bass.
Excision Presents the X Tour: TICKETS
► Dates: March 23 + 24th
► Location: NYC – Best Buy Theatre
► Show time: 10:00p
► Door time: 10:00pm
► Age: 16+
Check out the X Tour trailer after the jump!
We have teamed up with our friends over at SOL REPUBLIC to giveaway a pair of some of the best headphones on the market, the SOL REPUBLIC Tracks HD in white. SOL REPUBLIC’s breakthrough headphones are fashion-forward, offer amazing sound, and deliver unprecedented durability for prices that virtually all music fans can afford. Worn by the likes of Steve Aoki, Benny Benasi, Mark Farina, and Danny Daze, SOL REPUBLIC headphones are becoming the industry standard for DJ’s and producers. The microphone-equipped Tracks HD are virtually indestructible, and are also remotely compatible with most Apple products.
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Steve Huerta, formally known as GO FUNK URSELF, is a rising star in the LA Deep and Tech House scenes. A UCSB alum, Steve is no stranger to us here at GDD™, and was previously featured with Yooj for the track “On One.” We caught up with him one sunny afternoon to discuss production, crossing genres, and of course, his beverage of choice.
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Upon release of his new album, ƒin, John Talabot put together an hour mix for the UK music magazine FACT. It’s very hard to categorize John Talabot’s music into the constraints of a genre as he incorporates Deep House with uplifting riffs, melodic chords with disheveled beats. Though one thing is certain. John Talabot loves using heavy samples, but only to leave the listener questioning what they just heard.
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This Saturday night in London, Scandalism + MYLO are coming together for “Ecstacy, Passion, and Pain,” a night full of nu-and-old-disco at the legendary Scala nightclub in Kings Cross. This extravaganza features performances from MYLO, Lindstrom, Aeroplane, Mighty Mouse, and the Parisian sensation Brodinski. With four rooms of music, this is sure to be one of the best events of the year.
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It’s that time of the week for The Dirt, and for this 63rd issue, I want to introduce to you our newest member to the GDD™ team, Korb. We’re providing variety and of course quality, to help bring you into the weekend. Check out the streams and commentary after the jump, then go to the GDD™ Facebook page to download the .zip with all of the tracks!
Snowball Music Festival is returning to Vail Valley, Colorado, for three days of beats, hot cocoa, and igloo parties. The sister festival to Lake Tahoe’s Snowglobe, Snowball has put together a lineup including Bassnecter, Rusko, Beats Antique, and the one and only Dillon Francis. The festival grounds are in close proximity to world class slopes, so grab your snowboard & ear plugs, and get ready for some fun in the snow. 3 day passes start at $159 for GA.
Ticket info + Full lineup after the jump!
Little is known about the incognito artist/duo/group/robots Letthemusicplay besides the name reference to Shannon’s 1983 chart topping single titled, you guessed it, “Let the Music Play.” Mixmag, A-Trak, and The 2 Bears are supporting their first release titled “Space,” and DFA Records‘ Jacques Renault added his magic touch with a dark disco remix. Letthemusicplay also remixed the track, turning it into a deep disco hit. What I do know is that Letthemusicplay is/are someone to look out for in 2012.
Check out the two remixes after the jump!
Fresh from destroying dance floors down under, Jack Beats are returning to the UK to headline “The Revolution Tour.” The dynamic duo of Ben Geffin & Niall Dailly are working alongside the masters behind Deadmau5 & Daft Punk’s live production, The Bionic League, to “revolutionize” their live show. The age of DJ’s performing on a table is over, as fans and artists are demanding visual components from shows. “The Revolution Tour” goes one step further, incorporating seizure-inducing visual elements with a fan based social media component. Fans can upload photos to the Jack Beats Facebook and become part of the production.
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