With new festivals spawning in all corners of the United States and abroad, it’s easy for an event to fly under the radar, but San Diego’s CRSSD Festival harnessed our attention with its outstanding music programming, gorgeous venue, and more. After an anxious few months, the long-awaited festival finally descended upon the bay front park, and thousands upon thousands attended to experience a summery soirée helmed by some of the world’s finest producer/DJs and musicians like Maceo Plex, Chromeo, Hot Natured, Robert Delong, GDD™ homies Thomas Jack, Viceroy, Bixel Boys, and SNBRN, amongst others. By now, you’ve probably heard that CRSSD Festival was a great success, but in our minds, it was the perfect way to kick off festival season.
Hear about our experiences on each day after the jump.
Jesse Rose is not new to the label game. After initiating his first label Front Room over 10 years ago, he’s since seen the growth of two more labels: Made To Play and Play It Down. With Made To Play being a major facet during the 2009-2010 era of “fidget house” (as well as the home to REAL tropical house like Round Table Knights’ “Calypso”) and Play It Down making a name for itself amongst underground kingpins like Oliver Dollar, Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Guti and more, you would think Jesse Rose would lie comfortably amongst his multitude of successes. But this is not the case, and now we see him restlessly launching his newest label venture: A-Sided. After announcing just over a week ago, we already know the first release is coming in the form of a collab between himself and Claude VonStroke, there’s two launch parties coming up in Los Angeles and Miami, and things are moving quickly.
We’re proud to be a part of the label’s launch party in Miami this year, a daytime jaunt with a stacked lineup of some of house music’s most highly-regarded heavyweights. Jesse Rose and Claude VonStroke will be doing an exclusive back-to-back set, and joining them are Junior Sanchez as his A-Sided pseudonym IMIURU, Roger Sanchez as S-Man, Oliver Dollar, Ardalan, Christian Nielsen, Brillstein and special guests.
Gotta Dance Dirty will be holding an exclusive contest for a chance to win up to 5 guestlist spots for you and your friends, as well as a line of tequila shots for all of you to be shared with Jesse Rose and Claude Vonstroke. All you have to do is tag your friends in the comments and we’ll pick a winner by Friday, March 20th.
See you on the dancefloor.
Offering an electronic experience unlike any other, Shpongle is one of the most unique acts in music. A truly magnificent combination of sights and sounds make his live show one to behold, and we’re giving you a chance to check it out for free. Simply follow GottaDanceDirty on Twitter in the contest below, and increase your chances of winning by sharing on Facebook. Good luck to everyone, and we hope to see you at The Regency on the 19th.
This past Fall, music fest giant HARD gambled on a new, sprawling venue for their events and came up big. Today the announcement came that the Fairplex will house the crowd favorite HARD Summer Festival. Over August 1st & 2nd the event returns with full force, and you can grab early bird tickets starting tomorrow. You’ll notice a bit of a wardrobe change here at Gotta Dance Dirty, as we’ll be repping the HARD team colors and bringing you the best coverage up through the occasion. With the smashing success of the Holy Ship events, there’s no doubt that the energy will carry over through the Summer. You’re not going to want to miss this one, so grab your early bird tickets at the HARD Summer website starting tomorrow, Friday, at Noon PST.
CRSSD Festival just keeps upping the ante. Today, they’ve teamed up with the popular file sharing service WeTransfer to give away a bunch of free music. The bundle features mixes from Seth Troxler, Simian Mobile Disco b2b Roman Flugel, J.Phlip, Pete Tong, DJ Harvey, Giraffage and SNBRN, as well as Seth Troxler‘s Meatloaf Recipe. In addition to this gleaming gift comes the announcement of single day ticket sales. The tickets start at $75, which is extremely generous considering the all-start lineup. See you in San Diego!
Download the CRSSD x WeTransfer Media Bundle HERE
Single Day CRSSD Tickets can be purchased HERE
Hold on to your seat, because Insomniac has thrown together one of the biggest parties in LA’s recent memory. G-house originators Amine Edge & Dance will be accompanied by Friend Within, Thee Cool Cats and GDD’s own Bones in one room. All the while, the French Express squad — consisting of Moon Boots, Jonas Rathsman and Perseus — alongside Coco Disco will be bringing heat in their own room. It’s all going down at Exchange LA this Saturday 2/28 from 10pm – 6am. Grab your tickets now!
Attention NorCal! GottaDanceDirty is bringing you an awesome shot to check out Lucent Dossier Experience. This ever-evolving ensemble brings together the best of music, art, dance, performance and costumes to create one of the coolest shows around today. They’re going to be performing live at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on February 28th, and we’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away. The rules are simple: enter the contest for your shot at the grand prize. Simply follow us on Twitter, then increase your chances of winning by sharing the contest on Facebook. Good luck, hope to see you in SF!
A couple of years ago, I attended Lucidity Festival for the first time, and ever since, I’ve wanted to return for its eclectic music programming, vibe, art, and down-to-earth crowd that prefers an intimate experience. Just last week, Lucidity announced its 2015 lineup, months after selling out of the initial “Early Owl” passes, and it’s looking like it will be another fantastic 3-day weekend run from April 10-12 in Santa Barbara. Headliners such as The Polish Ambassador, Thriftworks, and Fort Knox Five hold down the bass music front on the Lucid Stage, while Elephant Revival and Dirtwire grace the Alive stage, along with other stand out underground and local talent scattered throughout.
In addition to the Lucid and Alives stages, the Nomad stage, curated by Santa Barbara’s Music Is Love, rounds out the bill with an on-point selection of house, techno, and some more bass music. Artists like Doorly, dirtybird’s Christian Martin, Pumpkin, Perfect Driver affiliates Wood Holly and Ballast, Trevor Kelly, Bix King, A La Mode, and a couple of our own, The Interns, will man the decks on that stage throughout the Lucidity weekend. To highlight the Nomad stage, we’ve put together a music-focused showcase of select artists from its lineup to get you ready for what’s to come.
Enjoy the showcase after the jump and pick up tickets to Lucidity here.