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Chic feat. Nile Rogers, Giorgio Moroder, Tensnake, Oliver, and Destructo. Woah. The biggest names in Disco from the past two decades all in one sentence, all on one bill, this coming May, as presented by HARD. With their Dischoteque stage in recent years, HARD has given the nod to the timeless genre on multiple occasions, but this time they give it the spotlight for what is sure to be a transcendent timeline of Disco’s existence in the modern dance music industry. On one hand you have the men who have virtually given birth to the movement, men who have worked with the legends your parents used to get down to. Then on the other, the producers who have/are keeping the genre alive in it’s current state. You have the chance to hear history unfold, a chance to understand an idea that has managed to keep it’s footing all this time. Continue Reading

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This Saturday two of Britain’s finest are set to take the decks at Avalon for a night of bass induced bliss and boogied out house. Fresh off his set at BPM and at the end of the road for his current North American Tour, Avalon Hollywood represents the end of Hot Since 82‘s existence here in the states. Also coming hot off the BPM decks, Maxxi Soundsystem is slated to bring the heat one more time to the historic venue. It would seem everywhere else in the U.S. is taking on the Polar Vortex except California, so get out while the gettin’s good and prepare yourself for a dance induced evening in Hollywood. Tickets are available here!

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**UPDATE** We’ll be giving away 1 pair of tickets to OMFG! NYE in Los Angeles but time is of the essence! Be sure to follow the instructions in the punchtab embed below for your best chance of winning. To really up your odds, share your specific link at the end to earn even more entries by allowing your friends to use your user specific link. We hope everyone had a killer holiday season and we’d love to ring in the new year with YOU! Continue Reading

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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.

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Machinedrum

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. √+

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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

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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
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