Couldn’t be more pleased to be teaming up with Phonat today to bring you The Dirt #116. We’ve got 11 tracks selected by us for you spanning from some absolutely prime funky chops selected in true Phonat style, to the strangest subversions of trap and some sick black acid bootlegs from me. That, his thoughts on the tracks, and a handy little zip, coming at you! Continue Reading
Zone Music is a haven for modern Techno. The imprint’s founders, Gesaffelstein & The Hacker, have carved somewhat of a niche alongside their fellow Frenchmen over at Bromance Records, pushing for the cutting edge, bouncy, bassy Techno that we’ve all learned to love. Forthcoming on Zone is a 3-track EP from Maelstrom — a promising young producer from the West coast of France with previous releases on Sound Pellegrino, dirtybird, and BNR Trax. The title track of the Resistance EP that we’re premiering today fuses a love of Detroit Techno fundamentals with a new age French twist, providing for a uniquely indefatigable production. Preview “Resistance” below and pick up the release on May 29th. √+
This just in from OWSLA’s NEST: funky vocal samples with a futuristic deep groove and heart-palpitating drum patterns from the enigmatic LA duo Phantoms. We have the free download for you after the jump, as well as where to hear the entire EP first. ”Do Yer Thang” is reminiscent of TJR‘s dirty funk or maybe even Dirty Tennessee. Skrillex‘s OWSLA continues to reach– and deliver– for the future, with a range of talent that refreshes fans of bass, funk, and electro alike.
Our friends over at Shifty Rhythms have served up a huge find, giving us the premiere of LA native Valen‘s new original Get Low – a big room monster just in time for the Ultra/WMC week. Make no mistake, this one isn’t for the faint of ears – get ready for anthemic builds into a jaw breaking bassline. Grab it for FREE below!
LA! Make sure to catch the debut performance of Valen this Saturday @ The Central SAPC alongside Lazerdisk Party Sex our own BONES and the rest of the Get Shifty crew….
Last night, dance music royalty, Fatboy Slim, played probably his most unique gig of his career — a music charity benefit inside the walls of the House of Commons in London adjacent to the river Thames. While the attendees of the event were far away from Fatboy Slim’s usual neon-clad clubbers (Fatboy Slim admits that he expected to see some “bad Dad dancing from the MPs”), the fact that this event actually happened is a milestone in dance music history, as nearly 2 decades ago a law was passed inside the same building that outlawed some forms of dance music events and put a serious damper on underground clubbing in the British capital. With this successful charity event under its belt, who knows what kind of shenanigans might happen in the historic building in years ahead.
In celebration of the event as well as the release of his new documentary on his massive Big Beach Bootique 5 event, Mr. Cook has given us a fun new bootleg to get everyone ready for his upcoming performances at BOTH weekends of Ultra Music Festival in Miami this month. Check it below.
Funktastic Brooklyn duo, French Horn Rebellion, put up their latest single, “Girls,” for free via Soundcloud last week, and it’s a fun, feel-good track made complete by verses from Le Tigre’s JD Samson and southern rap talent, Fat Tony. Catchy, lighthearted, and genuinely entertaining, “Girls” is accompanied by a remix from GDD™ favorite, Rogue Vogue, out of Chicago who tastefully chops up the vocals of the original and adds his signature disco groove style on top. Listen below and download here.
Not only do Evan and Mike of Toronto duo, Torro Torro, make the best gifs in the game for their seasonal mixtapes, they also curate one hell of a tracklist. After racking up a ton of attention this week with their Beatport-charting remixes for Zedd and Zed’s Dead (both included in this mix), Torro Torro have put together a pumping selection of new tunage — GTA’s “Hit It,” Diplo & DJ Fresh’s “Up (Earthquake)”, and ETC!ETC!’s “How You Like Me Now” to name a few. The guys are having a busy March along with the rest of us, hitting SxSW and Miami along with a string of West Coast gigs peppered throughout. Catch all of their tour dates here and grab the mix below!
Bixel Boys: Los Angeles-based DJs were born on downtown rooftops and raised in Venice basements. They’re producing the vinyl score to California; an mixing the soundtrack of west coast dreams. Love Like This marks the anticipated first release of the Los Angeles duo. Appropriating legendary vocals from their childhood, ‘Love Like This’ transforms the feel good classic Faith Evans sample to a deep, eurphouric, mood-driven beat; climaxing at sweeping highs and plummeting sub-fueled drops. The b-side ‘Everytime’ adopts snippets of the Janet Jackson ballad and sets them to a pumping bass heavy groove. √+
‘ We wanted to make songs that were true to our brand and what we play out; soulful, dreamy, simple and dark. ‘
In this exclusive video interview with Scion A/V, Felix Cartal discusses his personal approach to music and how the song “Tonight” featuring Mya came to fruition. Check out more great video footage on the Scion A/V YouTube page.
It’s the last monday of January! Don’t let the cold and the beginning of the week get you down – we’ve got something special to warm you up… the NY based Chordashian has given us the green light to give you guys first their much anticipated new original “Cold Nights”. Graced with a proper house backbone and touches of disco and vibes upon end, this one is sure to get you through your workday wherever you are. Don’t sleep on this one, wake up your week.