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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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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)