Doesn’t get more LA than a fluid and bouncy remix of a Rihanna single from a yet-to-be-known producer. So here we are, ready to be blasted from car stereos with the windows down. Little known about Young Prince as of yet, other than he’s purposefully anonymous and residing somewhere in the depths of Los Angeles county. Rihanna’s single is booming – a stomping, in-your-face announcement rather fitting as a lead single for a new album, especially our darling bold RiRi. Somehow, Young Prince strips things to a shinier place, literally flooding the production with dripping synths. Normally something so esoteric isn’t necessarily assertive, yet Young Prince sonically delivers something that commands your ears and the room, stripping none of the booming energy from the original whilst shifting the mood and aesthetic to an entirely different place.
Intrigued to see what’s next from this mystery producer, I imagine it’s going to be good if you kick off with an official Rihanna remix….
Follow Young Prince on Twitter here: @thisyoungprince
Jesse Rose is not new to the label game. After initiating his first label Front Room over 10 years ago, he’s since seen the growth of two more labels: Made To Play and Play It Down. With Made To Play being a major facet during the 2009-2010 era of “fidget house” (as well as the home to REAL tropical house like Round Table Knights’ “Calypso”) and Play It Down making a name for itself amongst underground kingpins like Oliver Dollar, Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Guti and more, you would think Jesse Rose would lie comfortably amongst his multitude of successes. But this is not the case, and now we see him restlessly launching his newest label venture: A-Sided. After announcing just over a week ago, we already know the first release is coming in the form of a collab between himself and Claude VonStroke, there’s two launch parties coming up in Los Angeles and Miami, and things are moving quickly.
We’re proud to be a part of the label’s launch party in Miami this year, a daytime jaunt with a stacked lineup of some of house music’s most highly-regarded heavyweights. Jesse Rose and Claude VonStroke will be doing an exclusive back-to-back set, and joining them are Junior Sanchez as his A-Sided pseudonym IMIURU, Roger Sanchez as S-Man, Oliver Dollar, Ardalan, Christian Nielsen, Brillstein and special guests.
Gotta Dance Dirty will be holding an exclusive contest for a chance to win up to 5 guestlist spots for you and your friends, as well as a line of tequila shots for all of you to be shared with Jesse Rose and Claude Vonstroke. All you have to do is tag your friends in the comments and we’ll pick a winner by Friday, March 20th.
Don’t forget you can also see A-Sided’s launch in Los Angeles on Friday at the infamous RHONDA party, and stay posted on the label’s Facebook and Twitter to get further announcements.
See you on the dancefloor.
Offering an electronic experience unlike any other, Shpongle is one of the most unique acts in music. A truly magnificent combination of sights and sounds make his live show one to behold, and we’re giving you a chance to check it out 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 19th.
Attention NorCal! GottaDanceDirty is bringing you an awesome shot to check out Datsik. This dubstep legend has been going strong for years, and has no plans of quitting soon. He’s going to be performing live at The Warfield in San Francisco on March 14th, and we’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away. The rules are simple: enter the contest for your shot at the grand prize. Simply follow us on Instagram, then increase your chances of winning by sharing the contest on Facebook. Good luck, hope to see you in SF!
Attention NorCal! GottaDanceDirty is bringing you an awesome shot to check out Lucent Dossier Experience. This ever-evolving ensemble brings together the best of music, art, dance, performance and costumes to create one of the coolest shows around today. They’re going to be performing live at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on February 28th, and we’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away. The rules are simple: enter the contest for your shot at the grand prize. Simply follow us on Twitter, then increase your chances of winning by sharing the contest on Facebook. Good luck, hope to see you in SF!
The young gun, Oliver Heldens, has had an outstanding breakout year as he’s quickly made a name for himself with his game-changing brand of future house. After clinching a UK #1 “Gecko (Overdrive),” a coveted BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix feature, major festival appearances around the world, and more, the Dutch phenom is descending upon Los Angeles for a special Heldeep night at Exchange on Sunday, December 28th – and now you + a friend have a chance to attend for free! Enter to win one of TWO pairs of tickets to this show below.
Los Angeles! Tomorrow night, September 25th, our friends at Sound Nightclub and Dim Mak present the G-Mafia Records takeover featuring some of the label’s finest artists from Sao Palo, Brazil – Doozie, Malik Mustache, and Ricardo Bernardi. Known for their eclectic sets including Deep, Tech, G-House, and more, the G-Mafia squad is ready to showcase their distinctive sound that has brought them overseas for you to discover and enjoy. With local support from Gallagher and Overjoy to top it off, there will be excellent music all night, so we recommend getting there early. Enter to win one of TWO pairs of tickets in the Punchtab below, and enjoy a free download from Doozie to help get you in the vibe.
Tickets are on sale here and RSVP to the Facebook event here.
This month saw the release of the idiosyncratic new album, Whorl, from the genius minds of Simian Mobile Disco — stripping back their usual arsenal of analog equipment and using only 2 modular synths, two sequencers, and a mixer to record over an hour of expansive and atmospheric electronica live in the California desert.
Following up the innovative album’s release, James and Jas of SMD have taken Whorl on the road, hitting nine dates in North America in September along with a string of European dates running into December. This week, the guys come through Los Angeles for their anticipated live performance at the El Rey Theatre, and in advance of Thursday’s show, the pioneering duo have given us a signed vinyl copy of Whorl along with a pair of tickets to the LA show.
Enter to win through Punchtab below, and if you haven’t already, make sure to listen to the incredible new album in full w/ visuals on YouTube.
We’ve teamed up with TBD festival to giveaway (2) VIP tickets to their awesome independent festival taking place in Sacramento during October 3rd, 4th, & 5th.
To Enter: Like / Share / & Tag a friend on our Facebook Page HERE.
GDD is teaming up with our buds at THUMP to bring you a huge giveaway package in honor of Born Electric’s return to Avalon this Saturday. Win a VIP table for 4 plus some awesome swag from Pioneer and Born Electric after the jump!