San Francisco


Our bud Le Youth will be spinning a big party up north in a few weeks alongside Satin Jackets at Mezzanine coming up in July.  Brought to you by Take 2 and Beautiful Buzzz, this one promises to be huge.  Calling home base Los Angeles and Germany, respectively, these acts will bring a little something for everyone.  Make sure to grab tickets now, as pre-sale has already come and gone!

Ticket Link | Facebook Event


One of the biggest treats on this years HSMF15 lineup was the venerable Chemical Brothers and the return of their live show, so imagine the excitement that ensued when HARD announced it’s one off lineup for a special evening in San Francisco. Accentuated by the vivacious and lively Brodinski (+ more TBA) it gets harder and HARDer to pass on the short trip up North. The event itself is being held at a hollowed out Military Armory now owned by the porn behemoth (click if you dare #NSFW) and is outfitted for a wild evening with friends in the Mission.

Tickets go on sale Thursday 6/4 at 10 AM and can be purchased HERE.

Don’t sleep on this one of a kind show, who know’s when you will get the chance again!

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.
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This Saturday, we will be heading up to the bay for a special GDD™ Takeover at Harlot San Francisco! The night is set to feature a House music legend from Chicago (Cajual/Relief Records) as the SECRET guest, as well as our own BONES, aRod, Shae B, and the world debut of The Interns (myself – Tōks – & Colby J.). Additionally, we’ll be celebrating the birthdays of two of San Francisco’s best event photographers, Holy Mountain and Lance Jeffrey Skundrich, so you can expect a night of revelry with a proper vibe. If you’re looking to get down to some great music this Saturday, join us at Harlot and be a part of our family affair.

RSVP to the Facebook event HERE.


November friends! This weekend, I travel up to San Francisco to play at Harlot alongside our favorite lady DJ, Anna Lunoe. To get the festivities started, we bring you to our second edition of the not-so-serious GDD Quick-hitter interview. Instead of the textbook bullroar, we asked Anna (5) questions on the lighter side, giving you a down-to-earth response from the climbing aussie DJ and producer… just for the jokes.

GDD: What was the first dance/electronic song you heard growing up?
AL: Underworld “Born Slippy” is a song that I remember getting very strong feelings for at a really young age. I had probably heard some early nineties pop house like Rhythm of the NIght etc before that but I remember the chords of Born Slippy really pulling me in and then the drop was so straight tough – made me appreciate the magic of repetitive loud music. A great life lesson.

GDD: Before producing/DJing what did you see yourself doing/becoming?
AL: I wanted to interview musicians on the radio and tv. Classic shadow creative move.

GDD: Most embarrassing moment at a gig you played?
AL: I cant think of anything major but thats not to say it hasnt happened. I probably just blocked it out… CDs stopping and stuff like that isn’t even embarrassing to me so It would need to be somekind of fall or something but (knock on wood) It hasn’t happened yet….

GDD: If you could go b2b with any celebrity who would it be?
AL: It’s a toss up between Beyonce, Rajon Rondo and Paul Rudd.

GDD: Name one thing you love about San Francisco…. and are you excited for this weekend’s show @ Harlot?
AL: Every show i have ever done in san fran has pretty much ruled so Djing is my favorite thing to do there. A bad san fran show cannot happen. I wont allow it. I can’t wait!

*Don’t miss Anna Lunoe w/ Bones, this Saturday 11/16 @ Harlot San Francisco!

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We’re very happy to announce that GDD™ is teaming up once again with Insomniac Events this September 29th at Beyond Wonderland Bay Area. We’ve curated a lineup of amazing talent from San Francisco including dirtybird OG Worthy, the multifaceted Matrixxman, Lights Down Low masterminds Sleazemore & Richie Panic, and many more. If you’re up North this month for the festival we ask you to come vibe out with us on the 29th. Set times to come closer to the event.

Reaching the end to his US tour with an intimate performance this Saturday night @ HARLOT in San Francisco, the house legend Sander Kleinenberg took a minute to to tell us how the summer has been how he’s evolved with the scene…

GDD: You’re nearing the end of your US Summer Tour. How have the shows been so far? Bigger scale or more intimate performances?
SK: Shows have been great, mostly intimate clubs, 500 capacity hang outs, but also a festival in Chicago that really was fun to do.

GDD: Whats the difference you see in the US tour dates versus playing shows like your ibiza residency?
SK: Not a lot to be honest, house music is a universal thing you know ; )

GDD: You’ve been DJng and producing for over 15 years – how has the music scene shaped your sound from what it was to where it is now? Was there outside influence or have you always made your own path?
SK: I travel a path less travelled and took some chances that ended up being inspiring and exciting, its not always the easiest path but its the most rewarding in the end. i dont really have major influences but people like Larry Levan, Laurent Garnier, Diplo, Sasha etc are heroes to me. People that made and make a difference.

GDD: Who are some of your favorite producers right now?
SK: I love Sharam Jey, Kolombo, Botan, i like that low tempo funk disco thing they call Nu-Disco a lot.

GDD: You play HARLOT in San Francisco this Saturday. What’s so special about the city?
SK: San Francisco always has the wind of change blowing through its fundaments, thats a fact that is very exillerating.

Come out to Harlot SF tomorrow for an intimate DJ set from Sander, alongside our very own BONES!


.party() | gdc 2013 recap from Production Club on Vimeo.

Our friends at Production Club put together one hell of a party in SF a couple weeks ago, with an equally impressive recap video featuring Skrillex b2b Diplo + The M Machine + Destructo + our very own Burn Unit.

This Thursday (2/28) marks the start of our new GDD monthly happening in San Francisco called Barbary Coast. After a succesfully preview party last fall, we kick into 2013 with UK house mogul Jesse Rose, bringing his internationally seasoned craft of club music to the intimate space of Harlot nightclub.

Barbary Coast @ Harlot SF (2/28) ft. Jesse Rose, Ardalan, Bones & Troy Kurtz

To get ready for this week’s show, we sat down for a quick interview with the man himself, catching up on his DJ travels, music production, being a label boss, and what we can expect @ the show…

INTERVIEW + FREE DOWNLOAD + EVENT SPECIAL DEAL (after the jump) Continue Reading

On day 22, we bequeath 2 tickets to BLAP Productions awesome festival Wintersalt up in San Francisco.

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