GDD Spotlight


I first heard about RY X on October 12, 2013 – 3 years after his self titled (then Ry Cuming) debut album was released on Jive Records, 1 year after his collaborative project, HOWLING, with Frank (Âme) Wiedemann saw its first release, and 1 year before The Acid, a three piece band with RY X as the front man, would release its debut LP. At the time he was just an enigma, shrouded in layers of cloth and surrounded by the Greek Theater stage curtains, closed tightly in anticipation for Above And Beyond’s acoustic run in Los Angeles. RY X was the opener, a position he had found himself in before, as Ry Cuming opening for Maroon 5, but this time was different. It looked like he had just spent the last year wandering the Australian outback (his native land), complete with long hair, long beard, and tribal markings on his face; he wasn’t putting on a show, this was who he had become. As the lights went down he gave the crowd one piece of information about himself, “My name’s RY X, good luck finding me after this, I’m not really any where.” Continue Reading


Anna Lunoe has had arguably one of the best breakout years amongst those in the electronic arena.  Despite being a longtime tastemaker in the Australian music scene, her widespread success wasn’t fully discovered until a massive 2014.  Check out our feature on the first lady of house vibes after the jump!

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Snakehips have been a hot topic of conversation online for some time now.  For two London producers who choose to keep their formal identities anonymous, they certainly have a funkified, in your face style.  Unless you’ve been wearing earmuffs for the past two years, you’ve probably heard their original track “On & On” or it’s reworking by Kaytranada.  In addition, their remixes for The Weeknd and Banks are both dancing around the 5 million stream mark on Soundcloud.  Needless to say, their style is completely their own, incorporating elements of hip-hop, soul, and R&B with a new-aged dance twist.

Their latest releases, remixes of Raury, Lion Babe, and a monstrous original “Days With You,” have further cemented their reputation as some of the top purveyors of this soul-centric vibe.  You’re not going to want to miss their set at SNOWGLOBE, as it’s sure to incite dance riots hot enough to melt the Tahoe snowfall.

Snakehips Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

SNOWGLOBE Site | Facebook | Twitter | Single Day Tickets


*Bedsqueak, bedsqueak* The reason Trippy Turtle may be one of the lesser known artists on the docket for Snowglobe Music Fest isn’t a lack of musical ability, the dude just likes to be anonymous. Before he began touring in his classic green turtle hood, Trippy’s identity was so well concealed that many attributed the act to his close friend Cashmere Cat. While we now know they are certainly not one in the same, one could say that their production skills do go hand in hand.

A true pioneer in the (relatively new to the lime light) Jersey Club scene, Trippy Turtle utilizes an obviously expansive mastery of sound to create truly entertaining and flawless works. Some of his more popular tunes include a huge collaboration remix of “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” with DJ Hoodboi as well as his latest original “Trippy’s Theme.” If you find yourself in the mood to get down to some bed squeaks and water droplets in Tahoe this year, be sure to catch a sure-to-be stunning set from Trippy Turtle.

Trippy Turtle Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

Snowglobe Music Fest Facebook | Site | Twitter


With a lineup erupting with talent, featuring the likes of Darkside, Caribou, and Nils Frahm, I think it’s safe to say the Dimensions opening party bill was fraught for the spectacular. Having watched all three, though, it was Nils Frahm who stole the show with his magnificent opening set. The scene was very haunted in the 2000 year old Roman Amphitheater that these musicians were fortunate to call home for the evening, and Nils Frahm took full advantage. Donning two sets of keys and enough equipment to warp and loop his own work, it was breathtaking to watch him fuse the natural with the synthesized in such a monumental environment. Mesmerized, I hardly looked away for the full 45 minutes. Let’s see how you fare..

Nils Frahm Boiler Room x Dimensions Opening… by brtvofficial


It doesn’t seem like long ago the veiled producer Zhu surfaced on the web (4 months ago to be exact) and had the net buzzing about his “Moves Like Ms. Jackson” remix, but a lot has been accomplished since then. With four more originals added to his roster, including his recent hit (named Essential New Tune by Pete Tong) titled, “ Faded.” Now, though, the time has come for others to take on the fruits of his labor as official remixes begin to take shape on SoundCloud. Continue Reading

“I want you to all smell a dubplate because they smell really good. You might never get to smell one ever again…”

Vivian Host, aka Star Eyes hands me a dusty disc, an old DnB record from Renegade Hardware. I smell it and have to admit, it smells perfect. Like old musty books but better, because it’s music. On the bed sits Jess Gentile, better known as Jubilee. We’re chillin’ in the infamous 181 spot in Brooklyn, Vivian’s current residence, while our lovely photographer, Kaitlin Parry of Shoot People, sets up for this Gotta Dance Dirty exclusive look into the lives and music of two of the best bass DJs and producers around.

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Starting off your career with immediate support from the likes of Tiga, Felix Da Housecat, and the other top-tier, heavy hitting electro heads of 2006 isn’t exactly a bad way to get things underway. Three studio albums, a live DVD, and countless crowd rocking performances later, Shameboy are back in the studio prepping another LP for the world. With some big time remixes, ear-popping originals, and more on the horizon before that, it’ll be interesting to see exactly where Shameboy find themselves this time next year. Something tells me, they’ll be right where they want to be…

Full interview with 1/2 of Shameboy, track previews, and free mixtape after the jump.

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This week we continue our series of exclusive giveaways: every Wednesday, Willy Joy & GDD™ have teamed up to give you Free Willy Wednesdays! Each week we’ll give you a new tune out of Willy’s vault. Some are remixes, some are bootlegs, some are 100% originals. Some of them you may have heard played by your favorite DJ or in an exclusive mix, but now they’re yours… for free!

This week brings a massive original tune straight from Willy’s “secret weapons” folder. It’s called Shock The System, and one listen will tell you why! A slow burning thugged out breakdown explodes into siren synths and massive bass, a peak time tune for sure. This is shock therapy at its best!

A couple weeks back I posted the new single, ‘In The Blood,’ from British dance music vets, X-Press 2. The House jam released yesterday on Skint Records has a throwback feel to it, incorporating vocals from Alison Limerick who contributed her voice to many successful dance tracks in the 90s. Needless to say, I was impressed by the release and I wanted to check in with Diesel and Rocky of X-Press 2 to see what they were up to and get their seasoned perspective on some aspects of the burgeoning dance music scene. In addition to our chat, the guys also put together a fantastic, exclusive hour-long mix just for GDD™ that is available for download below. Get into everything after the jump and cruise on over to Beatport to pick up ‘In The Blood’ with remixes from AFFKT, Chocolate Puma, and Seamus Haji. Continue Reading