A collaboration between Christopher Kristoff and the San Diego-based DJs Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porkchop, along with the recent member, Andy Crane, has yielded the stand-out festival known as Desert Hearts, which has been heralded as “One of the best electronic music experiences in America” by Resident Advisor. Desert Hearts was established as a community-oriented house and techno gathering with the goal of achieving a memorable energetic ambiance, while maintaining high musical integrity – and from what I’ve heard, they do just that + more.
After a massively successful 1 year anniversary, they return for their Spring festival that features world-class headline artists like Tim Green, DJ T, Matthew Dekay, Droog, Christian Martin, and a plethora of the finest local talent including Tara Brooks, Eduardo Castillo, Jon Dadon, Kevin Anderson, and of course, the Desert Hearts DJs, amongst others (listed above). With this fantastic group of artists behind the decks, one can be sure that there will be proper house and techno bumping through Funktion-One sound systems all weekend long. Check out the video after the jump to get a visual for the Desert Hearts vibe, and be sure to grab your tickets here to experience this intimate gathering first hand. We’ll see you there!
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!
In just nine days from now, thousands will embark on a journey to a place unlike any other, The Do LaB‘s Lightning in a Bottle. The excellent music, beautiful art, spiritually cleansing yoga, and educational speakers are all to be enjoyed to the fullest at one of my favorite festivals that takes place at the beautiful Oak Canyon Ranch. After attending last year’s LIB, it’s difficult to put to words what my incredible experience was like, but I can assure you that you will be more than happy to have been a part of something much different than your typical music festival. With a well-rounded, eclectic lineup including the legendary Bassnectar, and dozens of other big names/underground acts, I can already tell it’s going to be too much fun going from set to set. Grab your tickets with the link below, check out a video/pictures from last year, and the LIB 2012 mixtape contest winner after the jump!
October 8th marks a monumental event with some of the absolute biggest names in electronic music descending upon Southern California all in the same day. The Club Life College Invasion tour featuring Tiesto, Diplo (just added), Dada Life, & Porter Robinson is coming to the Home Depot Center. A mix of thoroughly established veterans and impressive young talent makes this a must-see show. There are discount tickets for students (w/ ID), so for all of you young ones, there really is no excuse not to go. Regardless, I’d grab a ticket now before it’s too late!
We have a tremendous amount of respect for our boy TJR over here at GDD™. Not because he throws down one of the best DJ sets we’ve ever seen, but from the eye-opening fidget production that’s come out of his huge recent remixes and incredible upcoming original tracks. If you’re in Southern California, make it a point to see how crazy his DJ sets get at one of the dates below. If not, we’re happy to present to you with a preview of some of his newest tracks and 3 FREE original bootlegs (TJR’s specialty) that’ll rock the rest of your summer.
TOUR DATES: July 31st Wavehouse San Diego, CA
August 6th Voyeur San Diego, CA
August 7th Voyeur San Diego, CA
August 14th Wavehouse San Diego, CA
Sept 1st Voyeur San Diego, CA
Sept 2nd Identity Festival San Diego, CA
Sept 4th Wavehouse San Diego, CA
Sept 22nd Mothership Tour San Diego, CA
Oct 14th CONTROL @ Avalon Hollywood, CA
FUNKY VODKA √+ Be on the lookout for TJR’s upcoming release ‘Funky Vodka,’ coming out on Chris Lake’s label Rising Music. It is by far my favorite track of the summer and has be receiving a ton of great feedback from the likes of Benny Benassi, Chuckie, Nom De Strip, Chris Lake, Umek, Designer Drugs, Claude Vonstroke, Mightyfools, and LA Riots (just to name a bunch).
As summer chugs along and the dog days approach the temperature only continues to rise out here on the Best Coast. Expect a massive heat wave to hit this Thursday though as the mad Belgian scientists known as Mumbai Science descend upon the Mile High City to start their mini 2011 Summer Tour that will see them lighting up clubs from the Rockies to the Bay to the Border as they drop festival firestarters like ‘Ancova‘ & ‘Gold‘ in intimate venues like our very own Versus (August 4th!)
Having the chance to see this rising act, that now routinely plays for 1000s, in relatively small venues is an experience and opportunity you probably won’t have again as their ascent to stardom continues, so make sure you get yo’ tickets for one of these 7 gigs while you can! Along the way they’ll be getting support from longtime GDD™ backed Canadian John Roman, Aussie insane-asylum-escapees Bareback DJ’s, the lovely Brazzabelle, our very own ///BONES and various local talent in each city. More details including dates and ticketing links (and some tunes) after the jump! Oh and if you don’t remember our interview/mix with Mumbai, peep it over here!
Southern California’s most scorching music festival is drawing near…only a month to go until Pacific Festival is upon us. And what better way to help you countdown the days than with the sounds of the Pacific Festival 2011 Official Promo Mix put together by Gotta Dance Dirty’s favorite sunstreakersaRod + ///BONES! Let our mix not only serve as your guide to the Pacific Festival vibe but also as the soundtrack to every skinny dip, every pool party + every romp under the beach blanket you have this Summer.
TRACK LIST: AROD: Led Zeppelin – All of My Love (Slow Hands Remix)
Cordova – Paradigm
Goldroom – Morgan’s Bay
Human League – Sky (Plastic Plates Remix)
Toro Y Moi – New Beat (Fare Soldi “CantaTu” Remix)
Sneaky Sound System – We Love (James Curd Remix)
Breakbot – Fantasy (AB’s Return to Disco New York Mix)
Justin Faust – Girl Talk (GLOVES Remix) • Interlude • BONES: Viceroy – Sunny Daze (Original Mix)
Stevie Wonder – Do I Do (U-Tern Edit)
The Glass – Four Four Letter (Black Van Remix)
Tensnake – Something About You (Original Mix)
Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You
Danny Daze – Your Everything ft. Louisahhh
Pryda – With Me (Original Mix)
EXCLUSIVE: Shout out to our good buddy GLOVES for letting us shed the first light on his new remix of Justin Faust track ‘Girl Talk.’ The EP is due out this month, so be on the lookout for this beach bomber!
TICKET GIVEAWAY: Wanna win a pair of tickets to the Pacific Festival? Head over to the GDD Facebook page, and where this mix/post is published: • Leave a comment mentioning (@ tagging) Pacific Festival + another friend • Tell us what your favorite track is on the mix!
= The winner will be selected @ random THIS WEEKEND!
TICKET GIVEAWAY: Head to our Facebook page today for a chance to WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO PACIFIC FESTIVAL OC! On our GDD facebook, tell us why you deserve to win a pair of tickets and make sure you include to mention Pacific Festival (so that it links to the PFOC facebook page too!). The winner will be announced tomorrow afternoon!
FREE TUNES: As promised, we have some new music from featured artists of this years Pacific Festival! This week we have a disco party remix of Toro Y Moi, as well as a booming remix from Mr. White of Atari Teenage Riot’s ‘Activate’!
Being that it is where I’m from, you should all know that GDD loves Colorado. Especially its unique taste in music genres and the epic EDM groups that have come out of there over the years; SAVOY and Pretty Lights just to name a few. However, there is a new presence to be aware of coming straight out of Boulder, CO known as Robotic Pirate Monkey. Formed in early 2010, R.P.M. consists of the B-Town trio of Matt Berryhill, Matt Flesher and Andrew Hathaway (aka. Hathbanger). Since forming R.P.M. has grown their fan base from local to statewide, as the next big up and comers on the Colorado electronic music scene and now they have the chance to prove their weight in the Golden State. For six weeks in May and June, R.P.M. will be cruising around the great state of California, bringing their Rocky Mountain bass to the West Coast. With opening support from THiCK CHiCK and Skywalkerr, R.P.M. announces their Buried Treasure Tour with 12 stops along the West Coast (including a stop at our VERSUS party on the 19th of May) – check ‘em out below:
May 9 – Dragonfly – Santa Monica, CA May 14 – Blue Fin – Monterey, CA May 16 – Shattuck Down Low – Berkeley, CA May 19 – VERSUS @ CENTRAL – Los Angeles, CA May 22 – Jamabalaya – Humboldt, CA May 26 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA June 1 – Tiki Bar – Costa Mesa, CA June 2 – Ocean Bar – Manhattan Beach, CA June 3 – CONTROL @ Avalon – Hollywood, CA June 7 – A/C Lounge – San Diego, CA June 8 – Moitav – San Luis Obispo, CA June 11 – Fulton SS - Fresno, CA
Fresh off of massive performances at Ultra and SXSW and prepping for an equally massive US tour, ZEDS DEAD have gotten love from everyone from BBC Radio 1′s Kissy Sell Out to GQ Magazine to Much Music (Canada’s MTV, remember?) while maintaining the signature raw energy of their live shows alongside the elegant brutality of their productions.
You’ve been chomping at the bit on our GDD Facebook since we announced this release, so without further ado it is my distinct pleasure to present to you ZEDS DEAD – 1975. Full track download, tour dates and a video of Christiano Ronaldo’s righteously (ridiculously) sexy Russian girlfriend Irina Shayk grinding dirty to the track in her intimate wear. Seriously…