Sometimes I like to think I have a sense of humor. Most of the time I end up just realizing that I have really boisterous opinions and too many platforms with which to express them, but that is neither here nor there.
One of the infinite pleasures of the industry is that the vast majority of DJs and producers are weirdos like me which oft goes fairly unnoticed in regular interviews. Cue my brilliant idea to enhance and embrace this weirdness & just get a bit silly with some of my favorite LOL-worthy artists. So stay tuned for “For the LOLs” to become a more regular thing, cuz if there’s one thing I know Gotta Dance Dirty loves as much as music it’s pure jokes. And whiskey. And stickers on butts. I digress.
My first LOL-erview is with the ever amazing Salva, I’ll leave you to just enjoy the rest after the jump. If you ever have a question you’d like to ask or an artist you’d love for me to chat with, hit @GottaDanceDirty or myself (@lauradambuleff) on Twitter. Stay weird.
This Thursday (2/28) marks the start of our new GDD monthly happening in San Francisco called Barbary Coast. After a succesfully preview party last fall, we kick into 2013 with UK house mogul Jesse Rose, bringing his internationally seasoned craft of club music to the intimate space of Harlot nightclub.
Last Friday we jumped on twitter to do a quick pre-show chat with John Dahlback! Easily regarded as on of the most prolific and diverse producers in the game, we got the low-down on his newest release, “Life (Diamonds in the Dark)” feat. Agnes on Big Beat Records, his North American tour and what we can expect for 2013 (it’s gonna be a big year!) Catch the action after the jump!
Daedelus has always been a champion of pushing unique live presentations, and his Magical Properties tours are a wonderful platform with which to showcase both his amazing live show and the wonderful talent he chooses to bring on board. This time he’s joined by the likes of “the remix Ryan Gosling” Ryan Hemsworth and Body High boss Samo Sound Boy for a 6 week tour, with pop-up support from Salva, Shlohmo, and Two Fresh.
I spoke with Samo Sound Boy just as the weekend was approaching about the tour and what’s up in his world and the Body High world. Samo’s a really great dude who I’m super pleased to see hopping on the Magical Properties tour. Go peep our conversation after the jump, where we talk about California weather, how to party in Miami, studio essentials, and more:
Whilst everyone was likely busy prepping their stomachs and couches for Superbowl Sunday, I was catching up with some of my favorite young producers from England, Maribou State and Pedestrian, via a fun little Twitter interview. I’ve been really stoked on what these guys have been doing for quite a while (matter of fact, I think Maribou State were one of the first groups I ever interviewed…) so when they sent over their amazing new collab track “Mask” I knew it was time for a chat again. Out on Pets Recordings today, “Mask” is a truly beautiful tune & actually just got announced as Radio 1′s track of the week. The lush amount of positive feedback is a step in a very well-deserved direction for the boys & I’m eager to see where they go next.
Read more about what “the boys from the Shire” are up to about the moment, a few of their favorite things, and more after the jump! Be sure to turn in to all of our Twitter interviews by following us on Twitter at @GottaDanceDirty & feel free to chime in with your own question using the #AskGDD hashtag!
Last week we sat down withThomas Gold before his sold-out show at Roseland Ballroom. This show marked the end of his American Fanfare tour, and he definitely brought out all the stops. A ridiculous amount of lazers, a full drumline plus trumpeters playing the fanfare, sexy marching band clad dancers and his rockin’ tunes. Check out the interview below and find out what what you missed, why Thomas loves NYC and all the crazy things that happened on his tour!
It seems like a bit of a paradox that one can make earthy connected songs with various technological pieces, but Eskmo seems to have found that exact niche with his new EP Terra. After his previous release Language out on Ancestor back in October, Terra brings a totally new perspective, this time darker, slower, and more “earthy”. It’s a wonderful release filled with emotion and craftily arranged drums and progressions that are both moving and soulful. You can grab the EP over on his website (and name your own price for it too), and read my quick little interview with him after the jump.
Last Wednesday, I stopped by The Brooklyn Bowl for the sold out Infected Mushrooms DJ set. People rushed the stage, tons of stage dives happend (including one by me) and everyone had an all around rad time. Check out this interview I got before the show, we talk about their new 3D mapping stage production, Erez’s hair, and the ultimate question: Who would you rather fight, 1 horse sized duck, or 100 duck sized horses.
Born and raised in LA I’m sure it makes Paris Blohm proud to see his hometown become the epicenter of the burgeoning United States dance music scene. Having been producing for seven years now, he seems to have finally hit his stride professionally and musically, after taking the plunge and committing fully to his career as an artist. The former delivery driver sits down to answer some questions with yours truly about his recent name change, stepping out of the bedroom into a big-time studio, and recurring nightmares about his stint as a delivery driver.
GDD: First thing’s first, as it’s a bit of a GDD™ tradition, what’s your drink of choice?
Paris: A good ice cold sapporo with hot sake. But that’s just picky, whiskey ginger does me well. Continue Reading