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…
SAN FRANCISCO! I am pleased to announce that our friends at Our House Records will be putting on yet another electrifying night in the City on April 30th at 330 Ritch with the one and only, Felix Cartal. OHR artists Realboy will be there for support as well as Bay Area residents, Dynamics. Now, for those that have never seen Felix play out before, this is a STRONG recommendation from yours truly to see the man at work. For those that have seen him before and might think that he’ll play just another Electro set, I strongly disagree. I was lucky enough to catch Felix’ closing set at Nikki Beach at No Sugar Added in Miami last Friday, and I can solidly state that he was the most on-point I have ever seen him, not to mention the GIANT new bombs that he dropped on the sweaty 4:30AM crowd. Take it from me, you will not be disappointed. Buy tickets HERE now!
And if you haven’t already, check out these monsters that Felix will unleash on ya…
SAN FRAN! Get ready this Friday because GDD will be invading the Bay Area to bring you some of the dirtiest noise to blast out of the FunktionOne sound system @ Vessel. Wreck the Disco and BLAP productions bring you Lip Service – this time around welcoming Mexcali’s bad boys the DISCO VILLAINS, and your very own ///BONES to warm up the decks. Opening support will be local heroes Party Pat and DJ Dru. If that’s not enough to tickle your tweeker, I might just be bringing up a bunch of goodies for the true dirty dancers in attendance. Yes, I mean the illustrious GDD t-shirts and tanktops. Why is that a big deal? Because we’re almost sold out of everything we just got back in stock last week. So you better make an appearance if you know what’s dirty for ya. Peep the info out below and check out some of the major remixes coming out on the Disco Villains upcoming EP for the GDD highly approved anthem “Chiketere.”
LIP SERVICE ft. Disco Villains + ///BONES + more Friday, March 18th @ VESSEL 85 Campton Place | San Francisco
Alright dirty dancers, to get you ready for the HARD Weekend that starts in 3 days, we have a another exclusive contest for ya! The good people at HARD are giving away 1 pair of tickets each to the LA and Oakland shows.
All you have to do is follow HARD on twitter (@hardfest), and tweet: • “HARD WEEKEND 2011 Westcoast this weekend” • The city you want tix for (LA or OAK) • Name the artist you are most excited to see • mention @hardfest and @gottadancedirty
The winner will be announced randomly on Wednesday, March 9th (tomorrow!) and must be following @hardfest to win.
SET TIMES Friday 3/11 – OAKLAND HARD STAGE: 10:30 Simian Mobile Disco (Live) 8:45 Fake Blood 7:55 Destructo 7:10 Mumbai Science 6:30 Egyptrixx 6:00 Doors
THE DEN: 10:00 Egyptrixx 9:00 Blondes
Saturday 3/12 – LA HARD STAGE: 12:30 Simian Mobile Disco 10:55 Fake Blood 10:05 Destructo 9:15 Mumbai Science 8:30 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs 8:00 Doors
HIGH STAKES ROOM (Level 4 of Club Nokia) 12:30 Juan Maclean 11:00 Egyptrixx 10:00 Blondes
Fresh from the slopes of the Snowball Festival, Miami Horror returns to the Mezzanine in San Francisco for a near-sold out live performance this Thursday night, with support from Reporter and locals Boyz IV Men and DJ Eli Glad. If you’re reading this now, hopefully you’ve joined over 10,000 dirty dancers in ‘Liking’ our facebook page, where I’m giving away a pair of tickets to your choice of Miami Horror or Friday night’s HARD Weekend event in Oakland. So far, more readers are gunning for those HARD tickets so if you’re over 21 and want to see Miami Horror live on us, ‘Like’ us on facebook and leave us a comment here.
I think I can speak for everyone in North America when I say I’ve just about had enough of the cold weather and am more than ready for some hot hot hot. Not just because the bikinis are busted out, but because with the warmth comes the festival season. To kickstart the season of massives, HARD Weekend starts next Friday the 11th in Oakland, sweeping down to LA on Saturday the 12th and then onto New York City for March 18th and 19th.
This week’s Fresh Meat Mondayspostis a day late due to today’s release of the promo video for Hard Weekend. But, I think you guys will be happy with this specific giveaway. We have for you SMD‘s hit song “Cruel Intentions” respun by two of techno’s true legends; DJ Pierre, who many credit as inventing acid house, has remixed the track and John Digweed has put his own spin on it. Too much win.
Today is the first day of March, a month that is going to be packed with some awesome events, a long-awaited Spring mixtape from contributor aRod, and yes, you guessed it, more giveaways! If you’ve been current with our facebook page, you would have seen that I’m giving away a pair to see longtime GDD favorites Harvard Bass and Nadastrom (comprised of Moombahton megalord Dava Nada and Matt Nordstrom) this Saturday at Mighty in San Francisco, presented by our friends at Blasthaus. If you haven’t entered already, it’s not too late. Keep your eyes peeled readers; I’ll be giving away tickets to Miami Horror, HARD Weekend, and more!
Our House Records‘ Realboy have been kind enough to give GDD™ the exclusive on their new track, No Child Left Behind. After great feedback from their debut hit, The Ritz, the duo have been making splashes in the NorCal scene, with their next big gig on March 4th at the Mezzanine in SF with a night full of Electro featuring Le Castle Vania, Fukkk Offf, Realboy, and more. If you’re going to be in the area, make sure to pick up tickets HERE before they’re all gone. Until then, get this into you.
¡BONUS TICKET GIVEAWAY! The nice folks at Our House Records want to give a pair of tickets to one of you lucky dirty dancers, so we will be running a giveaway on the Twitter machine. To enter to win RT this“RT @gottadancedirty : @ourhouserecords presents Day One w/ @LeCastleVania + @fukkkofff on March 4th @mezzanineSF! RT to enter to win!” I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, March 2nd.