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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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11 11 rules.  We’ve eagerly anticipated (read: tried hard not to give up on ever hearing) more from the duo that is Guy Gerber and Diddy.  We’ll never forget their groundbreaking first “Tourist Trap“, and of course, the Jamie Jones ‘Miss X’ remix of it.  This little diddy is currently trending its way up the Boomrat charts right up to the top.

Beautiful, haunting electronic music for “demented after hours minds” as Diddy once affectionately stated.  At one point he wanted to name the album Ketamine.  Never do ketamine.  The full length debut is slated for free release this summer.

At once a meeting of two worlds, and yet also a dismissal of those signifiers, 11 11 inverts the recent dialogue between the worlds of hip-hop and electronic music, eschewing simple radio friendly factory fare, for darker, richer, deeper soundscapes. 11 11 is not a project aimed at main-stages and masses, but outliers and after-hours.

Discuss…

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I’m heaps keen on the mysterious and effortlessly stylish act known simply as YNGCULT.  Introspective, soulful, and ever-so-funky… what more could you ask for here?  Oh, they play live.  And they just remixed this atmospheric, futuristic little beast originally by funk outfit Lettuce.  Keep your ears peeled, I expect very cool things, the situation is dripping with potential.

Check out the original after the jump!

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I always do love a funky acid house groove squelching out of a 303, today is no exception.  Sex Panther and FYOR have teamed up to breathe some new life into acid for the mainstage, the likes of which we haven’t seen since Afrojack’s classic “Pacha On Acid.”  With a nice amount of support already, it looks to be quite the secret weapon timed for the biggest festival stages– went pretty well when MAKJ dropped it into his Coachella sets, of course.  Look to hear plenty more of this one this season, and be sure to look good and wear it well while you do so in the latest by Sex Panther Apparel.  Oh, and +10 if you can guess where that sample’s from.  ;)

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Yer girl LD and ultimate chill-bro Stevie Leisure hand delivering you some fresh free tunage this week & you bet your ass we came correct. Stevie and I so happen to share a visceral-left-field-alt-dream-oxytocin playlist on Spotify, stuff like James Blake and SOHN and shit… I mean who am I kidding it’s entirely James Blake and SOHN and shit. Regardless, wasn’t very difficult for us to explore our means and get you guys some vibes. Stevie’s up first with some breathy vocals from Say Lou Lou, deep & weird from Tainted Souls, a Daft Punk remix from Dillon Francis, and more. I go from R&B to Techno with an awesome booty-leg from Sweater Beats, a new suicideyear remix, and a Rampa smash from Play It Down’s rookie star Christian Nielsen.

Stevie’s .zip (5 tracks, 56MB)
Laura’s .zip (6 tracks, 58MB)

On the heels of ZHU‘s debut EP, ‘The Nightday,’ we have today some ocular treats in the form of monochrome flesh in dresses.  Said EP has been storming iTune’s dance charts, topping off Australia with a few weeks at #1 and generally getting nods from everyone all around.  Oh and also he of course directed the video as well.

Stream the pretty much flawless EP here, and give ZHU some love on iTunes if you feel it.

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Alright this is a fly approach to SoundCloud, and you know how much I love SoundCloud.  The homies at ToneDen.io, in their eternal l33tness, hacked together the ToneDen Player with their signature boss UI design and a super trippy visualizer.  I’m a fan.  Read more below for how to implement…

The new player allows for music bloggers, musicians, and web developers to choose between four different color schemes and two different visualizers (for Google Chrome users) when featuring the new player on their website, providing them with a fresh alternative to the current SoundCloud widget.

Anyone interested in featuring the player on their website can get more information on how to implement it by visiting the player demo page. For those without websites, it’s possible to showcase your songs with the player by creating an account on ToneDen.

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Viceroy is just one of the top 5 chillest dudes in the game, and my life, lately.  Bespoke hawaiian shirt collection?  Untouchable.  Supremely ultimate vibe cultivation?  Unimaginable.  Custom SOL Republic cans?  Inimitable.  Come on mane.

Here’s his Summertime All The Time take on the Nelly classic.  Boppin’, poppin’, sunshiney vibes for when you need to hop into your private #JetLife mindset towards destinations far, far away.

I used to think this song said “smell the air in the backseat with my TV.”

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