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Paradise Garage means a lot of things to a lot of different people, but if you were around NYC in the 90’s than those two words take on a profoundly holier meaning. For those who are new, Paradise Garage served as a playground to NYC’s bourgeoning house and disco scene welcoming any and all types of boogie monsters looking to spread love and joy in the now SoHo district of NYC. What now seems like common practice was once pioneered by the legendary dance hall including placing the DJ at the center of the party’s focus, a practice that birthed the funk phenomenon Larry Levan in the flesh. Continue Reading


Emerging as a dominant brand in Los Angeles, Minimal Effort will return this Halloween to create a haven for dance music connoisseurs with no boundaries once again. A certain commonality will exist between those in attendance, those that are performing, and the entities that may or may not be present. Three stages will be curated for your enjoyment and entertainment and hosted by some of the most extraordinary brands in dance music. A plethora of artists will provide sounds for your enjoyment, some of which will be known to many and some which might be unknown to all. Taking place at the magnificent Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, this is not going to be your ordinary Halloween event. For nearly 30 years, Belasco Theater was resurrected as a church and rumor has it that phantom footsteps were heard by members of the congregation coming from the stage as well as odd rustling sounds from back stage when the area was completely empty. A former organist tried to explain these sounds and believed that people actually heard a very elderly lady who lived under the stage who was “inherited” from the previous church. Occasional sightings of this woman eventually diminished and she did as well. Her true identity was never known and her spirit may still linger until this day. The sounds you hear might not be coming from the speakers, the essence you feel might not be from within, the spirit you embrace might not be your own. Get ready for the most magnificent and extravagant Minimal Effort yet and proceed with caution.




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Next Saturday, November 7th, EDX will be descending upon LA for his anticipated No Xcuses party at the famed Create Nightclub. If you haven’t been able to see him live before, this is the perfect time to check out the house maestro, as his No Xcuses event brand has been around the world and back, providing people with a one-of-a-kind experience that had them buzzing through the following days. This upcoming event looks to be one of his best yet, and he’s bringing along his friend Antonio Giacca as direct support, so prepare for a full night of revelry and get your tickets before they’re gone. Buy tickets here and enjoy a track from EDX that’s amassed over 50 million plays.


This Thursday, September 10th at Sound Nightclub, Mau5trap’s studio wizard, Matt Lange, will be celebrating the release of his first full length artist album, Ephemera, with a highly anticipated performance, alongside the new LA transplant, Fritz Carlton, and Chris Wolfe. It’s looking to be one of the most exciting nights to hit Hollywood in recent times as Lange will be bringing his unique blend of dark, house and techno grooves that have won him coveted slots at some of the most prominent festivals in the world, such as EDC, TomorrowWorld, and SXSW. Not only will he have all of his new album material to showcase, but he will also be bringing a grip of private edits and unreleased tracks that are sure to light up the dance floor.

If you’re trying to attend, we have a special giveaway for you! Enter to win a signed vinyl of Matt Lange’s new album, Ephemera, and two tickets to the show this Thursday below. If you’re not feeling lucky, or need some security, you can pick up tickets here.

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Summer is in full effect, so lets get on a hot one this Friday night in DTLA….

We invite you this Friday, July 24 to the Conga Room @ L.A. LIVE, where the GDD DJs will be taking over the decks of #CRLA, and blow it out to celebrate the birthday of our Miami boy Troy Kurtz aka TK TUNZ.

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The party is FREE, just mention our name at the door!


Los Angeles stand up!  The crown price of Dirtybird, Justin Martin, will be in town this weekend.  To be more specific, this Saturday the 25th at Exchange.  He’ll be alongside labelmate Ardalan, so you know the function will be moving.  Grab tickets here, read more and grab a free download of his “Function VIP” after the jump!

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Enter to win a VIP experience including a table for you + 5 friends and more for Visionquest ft. Lee Curtiss, Ryan… in Gotta Dance Dirty's Hangs on LockerDome

The legendary Visionquest crew, featuring Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson, & Shaun Reeves, is back in town this Thursday, July 2nd, for a night of underground revelry presented by InDeep & FNGRS CRSSD at Sound Nightclub in Hollywood! The last time these house & techno maestros graced LA a while back, they threw one of the best parties of the year, and if the night wasn’t cut off by the 4am curfew, they would have kept the dance floor pumping well through sunrise.

In celebration of this show, we’re giving away a VIP experience including a table for you +5 and more, so enter to win above and kick off your 4th of July weekend proper with Visionquest.

Tickets are on sale here.

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Markus “Notch” Persson is not only known for creating one of the most popular games in electronic history, but has quickly made a presence for himself in the dance music world by hosting parties around the world with the biggest names in the scene. Amidst last week’s E3 conference in downtown Los Angeles, Notch decided to blow the roof off the gamer gathering and team up with Production Club (masters behind the visual experience of Skrillex, Zedd, Martin Garrix and more) to throw a huge party under a massive dome in the middle of the Los Angeles Coliseum.

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The party featured the world’s largest inflatable dome in the world (not kidding – had to be shipped over from India just for one night) and a plethora of projectors to dance visuals across the concave canvas. The visual experience was other worldly, making you feel transported to another dimension.

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Oh did we forget to mention the music? The soundtrack was provided by LA’s own Skrillex, Team Ezy and Bones, along with special guests DJ Snake and Diplo. An exclusive guest list of fans and friends made for one of the most memorable nights in the galaxy… er, so it appeared!

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Download the track from Team EZY (heard in the video) below!


How would Main Course celebrate their 2 year anniversary as a yung label? Well giving away free music of course.  Co-captain and Italian stallion Bot offers up his new original “Don’t Want No” – a jackin house club hitter thats got all the low end and energetic percussion you could ask for. Grab it below for free!

Los Angeles – Don’t miss the Main Course 2 Year Anniversary event happening this Friday, May 15th @ the Avalon in Hollywood!


If there’s one thing beyond awesome music that we can always count on from HARD Presents… it’s their amazing & hilarious video productions.  As you’ll see, we’ve changed our team colors once again here at GottaDanceDirty, which can only mean one thing.  Thats right, the lineup for Hard Summer 2015 is finally here.  Check out the video above, and let the ethereal chimes of superduo Spoon Ü offer the backdrop to this year’s unbelievable lineup.


Join a pantheon of the best in house, techno, electronica, hip-hop and more at the Fairplex Southern California this Summer, August 1 & 2.  You’ll find all of the relevant links below.

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