One of the UK’s most exciting labels, Black Butter Records, is responsible for breaking some of the finest dance acts of today, such as Gorgon City, Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Kidnap Kid, and more. As a trusted source of everything from club & festival hits to tasteful, electronic-driven pop, this burgeoning platform is flourishing with an almost cult-like following in the UK and abroad, but especially in United States where their grip seems to strengthen with each release, affiliated artist performance, and label night. As of late, it seems as though they’re amplifying their efforts in the event sphere as they pushed Black Butter Records nights with Gorgon City’s recent tour, and now they’re set to kick up the vibes in Detroit with a massive party at Populux featuring Gorgon City, Kidnap Kid, and underground dons MK & Lee Foss (B2B) as special guests on Monday, May 25th – capping off the Movement weekend.

In celebration of Black Butter’s epic party to-be, we’ve put together a playlist to help get you in the mood for these Detroit happenings, and give you a better idea of what to expect, if you didn’t know already. Enjoy above and grab tickets to the Black Butter party here.


As an atendee of every Splash House since the pre-Goldenvoice era, I can tell you that this is much more that your average music festival.  A weekend getaway to the deserts of Palm Springs, cool pools, cool people, and cooler tunes are what you can surely expect to draw from the experience.  The best in house, nu-disco and future electronic music will yet again grace the desert decks this summer in June & August — and you won’t want to miss it.  The Saguaro, Hacienda and Hilton will be the hosts for this year’s festivities, with shuttles running non-stop to get you to every set.  Notable acts this go-around include Justin JayTokimonstaCashmere Cat and a ton more.  Opening Friday through Sunday June 12-14, ticket + two night hotel bundles start at $170, with tickets starting at just $99Check out last years recap video & ticket links after the jump.

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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.

Hard Presents…  Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter | Tickets & Info



“Individuality and Creativity in Technology-based music.” This is the credo for Richie Hawtins latest college campus tour, CNTRL.  The party features some of the heaviest hitters in techno and house music, and is really groundbreaking in terms of what it’s doing for dance music.  At the college stops, Richie and his panel of peers have been holding seminars, master classes and technology fairs for anyone interested in attending.  This party features sets from Richie HawtinChris LiebingVictor Calderone, Ean Golden and Lee K, and is truly much more than meets the eye. So, get out to The Hollywood Palladium this Saturday, 4/25.

CNTRL Facebook | Tickets & Info

Having one of the most recognizable tracks released over the past year, Clean Bandit has stormed upon the dance music scene.  Their irresistable sound is perheaps best represented in “Rather Be.”  With millions of streams worldwide and countless remixes, the track really put Clean Bandit on the map.  And hey, we’re giving you a shot to see them 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 13th.
Clean Bandit a four-piece that in their playfulness and willingness to trample over musical boundaries have offere… in Gotta Dance Dirty’s Hangs on LockerDome


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.
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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.

Don’t forget you can also see A-Sided’s launch in Los Angeles on Friday at the infamous RHONDA party, and stay posted on the label’s Facebook and Twitter to get further announcements.

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.

Shpongle (Simon Posford) Presents the Shpongletron 3.1 live in San Francisco, CA at the Regency B… in Gotta Dance Dirty’s Hangs on LockerDome


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.  

HARD Facebook | Soundcloud | TwitterTickets

Attention NorCal!  GottaDanceDirty is bringing you an awesome shot to check out Datsik.  This dubstep legend has been going strong for years, and has no plans of quitting soon.  He’s going to be performing live at The Warfield in San Francisco on March 14th, 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 Instagram, then increase your chances of winning by sharing the contest on Facebook.  Good luck, hope to see you in SF!
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