Harvard Bass says in life you must “Stay True”… to who you are. And in this case “Stay True” to the music you live and love and then release it on a label that has never wavered.
After slaving away in the studio this year, our friend and favorite Victor Hugo aka Harvard Bass is set to release his debut album STAY TRUE this Monday, November 25th. It was a no-brainer for him to choose Relief Records as it’s home, the Chicago-based label owned by techno legend Green Velvet (whom he has collaborated with on ‘Lazer Beams’, ‘Kickin It’, ‘Sinkhole’ and his forthcoming ‘Bucket Boys’).
Starting tonight in San Diego, Harvard Bass kicks off a series of parties to celebrate the album dropping next week. Each party is planned to have several of his friends and special guests play sets, which is making for some exciting lineups all weekend long. The best part – ALL PARTIES ARE FREE!
11.21 – The Office – San Diego, CA
11.22 – La Mija – Tijuana, MX
11.24 – Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA
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Our friends at LED, Topshelf, AM Only, SMOG, and Massiv are putting on a 3-date mini-tour of Southern California in a couple of weeks, with Los Angeles residents 12th Planet, AC Slater and Clicks&Whistles providing the bass-heavy tunage in Pomona, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Massiv has promised special guests for the tour, and today, they’ve announced that DMC champ, DJ Craze, will be joining the boys for the show at the Fonda Theater December 1st. To celebrate the announcement, Craze has put together a killer mix that has gotten us genuinely excited for the show, with everything from Barrington Levy to Sub Focus getting thrown in the mix. Make sure to get tickets to these shows (Pomona, LA, SD) before they sell out, and have a listen to the wonders of Craze below.
It’s difficult to master multiple forms of music, but Brooklyn-based Machinedrum is one of those enigmas who has consistently produced quality tunes within the worlds of Jungle, Footwork, R&B, Pop, and more for years. Taking part in successful collaborative side projects such as Jets with Jimmy Edgar, Sepalcure with Praveen Sharma, and Dream Continuum with Om Unit has allowed him to expand his musical horizons as well, all while finding even more time to produce Pop hits for the likes of Azealia Banks and Theophilus London. To say he’s a busy man would be an understatement.
Just this weekend, he was deservedly tapped by Pete Tong for the glorified Essential Mix on BBC’s Radio 1, including a hefty amount of his own material, from solo work to collaborations. Also notable in this selection are unreleased tunes from Machinedrum featuring MASSIVE names like Kanye West, Pusha T, Bun B, E-40, Lil’ Flip (do I need to keep going???). Get ready to move your feet a little bit. √+
What do you think of this year’s Day of the Dead set times? Sunday is after the jump… Continue Reading
After a huge grand opening last week w/ Clockwork and Just Blaze, we continue the fall madness with another big double headliner booking for iHeartComix Sundays @ LURE. This week, we welcome a very special DJ set from Two Door Cinema Club along their North American tour. On top of that, we welcome the original genius behind Major Lazer, mister Dave Taylor aka Switch. Supporting the night will be Lights Down Low boss Sleazemore and our very own Troy Kurtz. With a new venue and a new vibe, this is sure to be one for the books! This event will reach capacity, so please RSVP and arrive before 11pm to guarantee entry.
To get on our guestlist, email RSVP@gottadancedirty.com with full names and plusses if any!
$10 before 11pm | $15 after
GDD™ favorite, Yuksek, will be heading across the Atlantic this week to kick off a 5-date North American mini-tour, with a DJ set alongside fellow Frenchman, DJ Falcon, at Private Label in Hollywood this Friday. As Pierre has launched his new label Partyfine this year and rumors have floated around about a new album in the works, we wanted to have a quick chat with the producer ahead of his set here in Los Angeles. Read on… Continue Reading
To celebrate the kickstart of our partnership w/ LURE and iHeartComix, we wanted to catch up with the opening night headliner and our personal homie, Clockwork. This Sunday, October 13th, Clockwork joins Just Blaze, Franki Chan and our very own BONES to open up the new iHeartComix Sundays @ LURE. Now, we were going to ask some serious questions and be professional but thats boring and we’d rather have some fun for your own enjoyment (and keep it nice and quick for all you space cadets).
GDD: If you could have one more Alias, what would you go by and what style?
CW: I’d go by Henry C.K. and do stand up comedy
GDD: Name one celebrity you’d wanna go b2b with and why
CW: Rihanna so I could date her after the set
GDD:Favorite music to listen to when on the road?
CW: Anything with no words or drums
GDD: What’s the most embarrassing track you’ve ever played in a set?
CW: I had this edit of some track that had the cotton eye joe acapella over it and I didn’t mean to play it but I did and I hid under the table while it played
GDD: What’s the worst food you’ve ever eaten before a show?
CW: Had kangaroo before a show in sydney and it had me feelin some type of way the whole set
iHeartComix Sundays @ LURE 10/13 ft. Clockwork, Just Blaze
In preparation for his US tour, we here at GDD are lucky enough to have an exclusive promo mix from the groove master himself, Fred Falke. This Friday, Falke kicks off his tour with Private Label @ LURE, our newly-joined weekly event. He’ll be joined by the likes of Du Tonc and our very own Tropicool. The big guy has supplied us (and you more importantly) with an hour-long journey into the nu-disco fast lane. Grab a hold of this mix and hang on tight, and we’ll see you Friday @ the show!
1. Fred Falke – Omega Man
2. flawless / the ones
3. love theme / fred falke
4. dancing on my own( fred falke rmx )/ robyn
5. back to stay / fred falke
6. YSLM / burns X fred falke
7. the young MC(rythm masters rmx) / superfunk
8. last wave / fred falke
9. superlove (fred falke rmx) / lenny kravitz
10. reaching out (fred falke rmx) / nero
11. let it go (the knocks rmx) / dragonette
12. lift / digitalism feat M machine
13. aurora / fredfalke
14. tonight in tokyo feat luca c. (cassius remix) / jamie jones
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To get on our guest list, please email RSVP@gottadancedirty.com with full names and plusses.
Indian Summer vibes roll on this Friday as the legendary Fred Falke and super duo Du Tonc (Mighty Mouse + Matt Van Schie of Van She) headline the Private Label patio outside Lure alongside GDD’s Tropicool. Keep an eye out for a new mix from Fred Falke on GDD this week and snag $10 tickets to the event on Friday here.
Moby has been on quite the promotional tear of late for his recently released album ‘Innocents,’ his eleventh studio album to date. After NPR provided fans with the first listen last week, and performing two songs on Conan O’Brien the other night, tonight he’ll play the first of three LIVE performances at The Fonda Theatre here in Los Angeles. Tomorrow at 11:15am PST he’ll be a guest on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, and Friday fans will be able to livestream the now sold-out Fonda Theatre show online for free.
All this to promote ‘Innocents,’ which came out this week on Mute. Get our thoughts on the album after the jump, and if you’re in LA tickets for tonight and Thursday are still available HERE!