Santa Barbara


Lucidity Festival has made quite the name for itself, tucked away in the Santa Barbara mountains and bubbling over with up and coming talent, it’s become a can’t miss in the Spring time for fans of Symbiosis, Lightning In A Bottle, and Desert Hearts. With talent like Mark Farina, J Phlip, Eprom, Sage Armstrong, Wood Holly, and our very own, The Interns, it’s time for a good old fashioned galactic get down. To better understand the spirit of the festival, here’s a few words from the promoters themselves about the ‘Crossroads’ addition of this year’s gathering: Continue Reading


SANTA BARBARA! If you haven’t heard already, an all-star cast of dance music’s finest including LOUDPVCK, Djemba Djemba, AC SLATER, and Zimmer are coming to town this Saturday night (1/31), and you don’t want to miss them. Featuring a variety of bass music, house, disco, and more, the anticipated event held at the Earl Warren Showgrounds has something for all electronic music listeners to enjoy. Head over to the Facebook event for more info and/or grab your tickets on

In the meantime, enjoy this mix from the Night Bass don, AC Slater, to get hyped for this Saturday night.

This Saturday, Gotta Dance Dirty returns to their old 805 stompin grounds for a good ol’ Back 2 School Takeover. Join us as we invade The Savoy in downtown Santa Barbara, teaming up with OnSlaught Productions and DNA Studios to bring you a very special b2b set from BONES & Troy Kurtz in the main room, along with UCSB alumni aRod and Burn Unit holding down the 3rd floor. Supporting the night will be SB local talent IDEX and MICO. School is back in session and what better way to kick off the start of fall then with a proper night of dancing dirty with our GDD fam. See you this weekend!


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!

The Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle 2012 Tickets/Info

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If you goto UCSB, then get stoked. Isla Vista native Steve Aoki is teaming up with Sol Republic headphones to give away a pair of tickets to the DEADMEAT TOUR ft. Steve Aoki + Datsik this Friday, January 20th in Santa Barbara. The winner will receive not only 1 pair of tickets to the show @ Earl Warren Showgrounds, but also the spankin’ new Sol Republic AMP ear bud headphones (shown above).

Head over to our GDD FACEBOOK PAGE and:
‘LIKE’ our page (for cryin’ out loud)
 comment/mention @Sol Republic and #SB
Tell us who would win in a fight between Steve Aoki or Datsik?

The most worthy/entertaining answer will be announced Friday @ NOON! 


As we are now in the eye of the holiday hurricane, the right dose of mixtape can get you through all the buzz and bustle of the crazy season. Lucky for you, our very own aRod & BONES have comprised an early present for all you faithful dirty dancers out there. Back by popular groove, this is the second installment of our collaborative project between the polar opposite ends of the Gotta Dance Dirty spectrum. Recorded LIVE, the product is a an hour long journey through Disco, Indie, Deep, Heart and Soul. Happy Holidaze everyone!

aRod + BONES – HOLIDAZE 2011 Mix by trevorBONES

Cliff Martinez – He Had a Good Time
Chromatics – Kill For Love
Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love (Tiga Remix).
Katy Perry – The One That Got Away (Plastic Plates Dub)
Friendly Fires – Hurting (Tensnake Remix)
Gigamesh – People (Cyclist Remix)
Pat Lok – No Shame (Goldroom Remix)
Florence & The Machine – Take Care [Drake Cover] (ColeCo Midnight Remix)
Nero – Reaching Out (Fred Falke Remix)
Madonna – Holiday
Bxentric – Foolishness (Vocodub Mix)
Inner City – Big Fun (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)
Jonas Rathsman – Tobago
Johnny Dynell – Jam Hot (Tensnake Remix)
The Rapture – How Is Deep Is Your Love (Cassian Remix)
Tyson – After You’re Gone (Solo Remix)
Oliver $ – Granulated Soul & Dualton – Le Cirque Du Tambours (Den Ishu Remix)
Cassius – Sound Of Violence (Franco Cenelli Remix)
Slow Hands – Auld Lang Syne

*And for all you Dirty Dancers in LA, SB, and SF! Don’t miss our GDD™ HOLIDAZE TAKEOVER party @ on the top floor of Savoy in downtown Santa Barbara this Saturday!

TOMORROW, THURSDAY OCT 20th. We welcome to Santa Barbara one of the biggest Dubstep DJ’s in the entire world– DATSIK (Rottun Records, Canada). He’ll be bringing the infamous chaos to all of you bass heads, and not only that, we’ll have the legendary Funktion-One sound system (speakers you see in Space Ibiza and Avalon Hollywood), and extra lighting and lasers that are going to give you a full on sensory-overload. This is DATSIK‘s only Southern California date on this fall tour and he’s debuting his brand-new LIVE set, so you do NOT want to miss this. Pre-sales are going fast (400+ tickets already sold), grab yours and join the party this Thursday!



RedEye Presents DubSB Vol.2 featuring:

****DATSIK**** (Rottun Records, CAN)


Dirty Deeds (Merge / Play Me, OC)
Slimer (Merge, OC)
Step Correct (Santa Babylon, SB)
Croydon (Earmilk, SB)

100 East Carillo St. (Carrillo / Anacapa St)
Santa Barbara, CA
Doors @ 9:30pm
16+ To Enter

Advance Tickets: $20 / 23

Our pals at RedEye Presents are finally bringing the bass music craze to our old stomping grounds of Santa Barbara. Meet DubSB—the launch of Santa Barbara’s premier monthly bass-fueled dance party featuring some of the finest international talent every month from all corners of bass music. Headlining tonight’s festivities will be the don mega of LA dubstep & Beatport’s Best New Dubstep Artist of 2010–BARE–(filling in for Jakwob who got into a serious bicycle accident yesterday) who has been smashing it lately with releases on Rottun Records, Play Me, and Buygore and collaborations with Datsik, Borgore, and Dieselboy.

Tickets are $15 all night!!!

FULL LINEUP AND INFO after the jump…

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We are once AGAIN looking for some dedicated GDD™ fans in the Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, and Ventura/Oxnard areas to help us with marketing and coordination for our upcoming events in Santa Barbara. We are going to be throwing a series of events starting in September and would like YOUR help in making them the most notorious shows Santa Barbara has ever seen!

If you love electronic music this is the job for you! We will hook up everyone we bring on with complimentary passes to all the events, along with free GDD™ swag as well. More importantly, if you join on you will become part of the GDD Family and also become a huge part of our lifestyle movement for years to come!

Applicants must be:
• Between the ages of 16-28 (students are a big plus)
• Very social
• Highly motivated and willing to work hard and play harder!

TO APPLY please send a short paragraph to explaining a little bit about yourself, what you feel you bring to the table and why you’d like to get involved with GDD movement. Also make sure to include your complete contact information (Phone Number, Address, E-mail address, best way to reach you) and we will be in touch.

Please send all applications to:

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 sunstreakers aRod + ///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.

PACIFIC FEST 2011 PROMO MIX by aRod | GottaDanceDirty™

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 •
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)

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!

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!