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Full disclosure: Simian Mobile Disco might be my favorite band.  Who can really ever say?

I can say, however, that their live show included moments of sheer elation matched by dizzying confusion.  How these two I’ve seen and heard so many times could produce an array of sounds so diverse and surprising is beyond my humble ears.  And I’ve heard some things in my day.  We were recently treated to the full-spectrum experience one night in Los Angeles: electronic soundscape meets very respectful krautrock turns all-out, churning analog techno filth.

I can also say that you, dear reader, owe it to yourself to go listen to their album and go see their live show, and I don’t say that about many acts.  We can begin, for now, by reading more…

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As a thank you to his Australian fans, and Triple J for the world’s first play of his smash, “Faded,” the burgeoning future star, ZHU, delivers a stand out rendition of CHVRCHES “Gun,” just ahead of his first appearances down under. This mystery producer has molded his pop-centric deep house sound into this dreamy cover featuring his airy vocal work crafted around guitar, synth keys, and a smooth groove. Take a moment and sink into ZHU‘s latest jam to keep the weekend feeling going strong.
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Global Dance is throwing a massive party at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday and it’s space-themed.  You’ll note the big names, of course, which should be a rocket-propelled good time, to be sure.  But consider the bass on deck as well, most notably GDD favorite and reigning prince of transcendent low frequencies, Mr. Seven Lions himself.  Read more for info and the official trailer.

TICKETS HERE.

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The latest from our friends at ToneDen is a suite of compelling social features, building a clean alternate experience to attempting to stay in touch with your fans on a platform like Facebook.  Sitting on top of the SoundCloud‘s features and functionality we know and love are a few no-brainer benefits that ToneDen has fired off for us:

1.    If you get followed on ToneDen, you’re automatically followed on SoundCloud
2.    Every post you make reaches 100% of your followers
3.    You avoid competing against non-music related entities for attention

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GDD is teaming up with our buds at THUMP to bring you a huge giveaway package in honor of Born Electric’s return to Avalon this Saturday. Win a VIP table for 4 plus some awesome swag from Pioneer and Born Electric after the jump!

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When we teamed up with ToneDen, Icon Collective, and iZotope to announce our remix competition for our talented friend Madeaux’s single “whatchawannado,” we weren’t expecting to receive over 400 submissions.

We’re excited to announce that we were able to pick three winners for the competition, with the grand prize winner winning iZotope’s BreakTweaker Expanded and an hour long mentor session from LA’s Icon Collective, while our two runners up receive $50 each.

The grand prize winner is…

The UK-based beat-smith Eyesz!  With his slow-paced and relaxed recreation of the track offering up a fresh, euphoric edge, we were love at first listen.

Our two runners up include Intrusive Thoughts

And Little White Bird.

It was difficult picking through all the winners, and we couldn’t be more excited to have teamed up with ToneDen, iZotope, and Icon Collective to offer such an awesome opportunity. Congratulations to all the winners and great job to all those who entered! We’ll have more remix competitions in the future so stay tuned to look out for those.

Thank you again to all who chose to participate!

The homies at Boomrat are rounding up the homies over here for their neat, new DJ Bag playlist series, starting things off with BONES himself.  Tune in above, or head to their platform for the finest selections in bass heavy house and garage, from my main man, the booty rumbling Lord of Lowend himself.  Gonna toss this playlist on and go lay under a fan and think about cool parties I’ve been to.  Hump DAAAAYUH.

Here’s a bright little disco pop joint between Viceroy‘s sunshine-signature production and Penguin Prison‘s equally shimmery vocals.  Here, we find a carefree, no-problems-heard track that bops along to the tune of summer for ya, regardless of which hemisphere your ears currently reside.  Summertime all the time, ever heard of it?  Too easy.

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We’ve teamed up with ToneDen, Icon Collective, and iZotope to reward producers who are down for an inventive challenge.

We’re asking you to create your best rendition of ‘whatchawannado’ by Madeaux. All genres are welcome, we just want to see you give the track your best creative twist.

Prizes

Grand Prize (One Winner)

  • One complete copy of iZotope’s BreakTweaker Expanded ($395) – (Although it’s available for a free 10-day trial for anyone)
  • One online mentor session with an Icon Collective Instructor
  • A featured post on Gotta Dance Dirty
  • A featured post on the ToneDen blog

Runners Up (Two Winners)

  • $50 cash
  • A featured post on Gotta Dance Dirty
  • A featured post on the ToneDen blog

Deadline

All entries must be uploaded and successfully submitted by 11:59pm PST on July 24, 2014

Winners will be announced the following week on July 31st.

How To Enter

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