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Ever since one of our favorite dirtybirds, Justin Jay, dropped his Momentum EP on Pets Recordings just months ago, we knew it was going to be a fantastic year for LA native. In the midst of recent announcements for TomorrowWorld, Dirtybird Campout, CRSSD Festival, and Holy Ship 2016, Justin is coming through with his long-awaited collaboration with Chris Lorenzo that’s been dubbed “Storm.” Driven by both breakbeat and four-on-the-floor rhythms, this outstanding track showcases a hybridized sound featuring West coast and UK vibes for a perfect transatlantic offering. Listen to the track below and download it here via the tastemaker label, Black Butter Records.

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Bee’s Knees are one of the grooviest duos in the production world right now, and it seems like they keep getting better with every track.  Their latest is a nu-disco killer featuring the seductive vocals of Monogem and a super serious saxophone sample.  The instrumental melody invokes a feeling of the laidback jazz vibe, then the disco-inspired synths turn things up a notch.  Download the track for free here.

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Let the summer vibes rain down on your case of the Mondays… UK radio wizards Tough Love have given us the exclusive premiere of their newest release on their imprint Get Twisted – and a debut at that! Please welcome the hugely popular & immensely talented Purple Disco Machine. Having dominated Beatport Charts over the last year with a plethora of releases on every noteworthy underground label we are proud to have him join the family. ’Soul So Sweet’ is a summer anthem that is sure to stand the test of time form many years to come. Classic, uplifting, feel good are all words that could be used to describe the record, but we’ll let you listen close your eyes and imagine being on a sun lounger by the pool in ibiza & tell us if you’ve ever felt better!

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Vanessa Elisha‘s track “Down For This” is certainly easy on the ears.  Her smooth vocals are seriously seductive, so she’s been the center of a lot of remix attention.  The latest comes from producer Palace, and you’re going to dig it.  The tune suits the Australian vocalists original track perfectly, expanding upon the future bass/trap vibes that already existed in the track.  Really stunning work on this one, a nice balance of beauty and bass.  Stream this remix from Palace below exclusively at GottaDanceDirty. Lucky for those who are digging the vocals, Vanessa Elisha has just been added to Paces’ “Hold It Down” tour, grab tickets here.

“I’ve been a fan of Vanessa’s work for sometime and I didn’t hesitate when she approached me to do this. The original Down For This contained lots of interesting sounds and textures to work with, so I created something that retains everything I loved about the original, and added my twist on it.”

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Jesse Rose has been at the forefront of the ever-expanding electronic scene, championing house and DJing around the world for ten years now. The success of his breakout single “Asided” in 2005 saw him gain global accreditation, and over the years he’s released hundreds of tracks, kickstarted House’s integral part of Berlin’s famous Panorama Bar, opened four record labels, produced the likes of Hot Chip to Chiddy Bang, remixed everyone from Metronomy to Childish Gambino, and DJ-ed damn near every one of the world’s greatest clubs.

So, naturally, being the timely persons we are, when we saw he was deep in the middle of a worldwide tour following the start of his fourth and latest imprint, A-SIDED, we couldn’t help but want to catch up for an interview. Keep reading for Jesse’s updates on the label fronts, his savvy travel tips, life in Ibiza residencies, and more.

Jesse’s latest release comes from the legendary Alex Gopher in the form of a remix for his last single “Touch ‘N’ Tease” and came out just last week on his own A-SIDED. Also worth checking his clever remix of Childish Gambino’s “Telegraph Ave”


Seattle’s rising talent, Fritz Carlton, recently took the dive to become one of LA’s newest producer transplants, and he’s not wasting any time in establishing his name in our bustling metropolis filled with many other gifted artists. With his distinctive blend of house, ghetto, & tech, he initially cut through the noise with tracks like “Nine to Five” on Perfect Driver, and “Beats Me,” but he’s continuing to out-do himself with each release. His latest, “Push It,”  is a surefire floor-filler with its bouncy groove, snarling bassline, and tasteful vocal accents. Enjoy the tune above and keep an eye out for the free download on July 28th via Nite Records.

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Dom Dolla & Go Freek recently released one of the sickest tunes I’ve heard in a minute.  “Define” is a vocal backed house slammer that beautifully defines the essence of the overlying label, Sweat It Out!  Those vocal stabs and raunchy bassline just don’t quit.  One Mr. Nicky Night Time is now joining the pack of remix artists, which boasts a nice collection (Cassian and Curses thus far).  His take on the track takes full use of the vocals, chopping and sampling in a really cool way.  The bassline drags slowly behind the vocals and jumps quick on the drops.  Still can’t get enough of these vocals in either version.  Stream this bad boy from Nicky Night Time exclusively here!

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I’ve been a big believer in LA’s own Drezo for quite some time now.  For many, it seems like this guy came out of the woodwork with that huge “A Milli” edit.  Nay!  Homeboy has been slinging techno heaters since I was in a Fraternity (thats a long time).  Drezo has his own very unique spin on the techno/house marriage.  Some of the harder bass sequences you’ll hear dance around stunning production.  His latest is a remix of Vice’s track “Find A Way,” and you’ll have to find a way to keep your speakers from exploding when you jam to this one.  Think underground.  Like waaay underground.  Check out the track below and grab support Drezo by grabbing it on iTunes.

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Are fam at Main Course just cannot turn down the heat. Their co-captain BOT brings you ‘PLATES’ (out August 14), an 8-track house compilation from the some of the most underrated producers doing it today and the package is straight fire from top to bottom. We’re lucky enough to premiere the collab from Smalltown DJs (Fools Gold, Main Course), Christian Martin (Dirtybird) & Sabo (Sol Selectas) called ‘Sandia’. The result is a jackin ghetto tech monster – riding a rolling bassline with bells and whistles dancing all the way through. Here’s what the boys had to say about it:

“This collaboration was written in a Ford F150 on the Mountain Magic Tour as we drove through the hills & forests of interior BC. A “Car-llabo”. Mountain Magic is a snowboard & dj tour we do every winter in Western Canada. We were testing the tunes at each show & tweaking the sessions as we drove from town to town, so we really feel like they are an awesome representation of the times we had on MM 2015.”

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After dropping his remix of Oh Wonder’s “Lose It” last month, Jerry Folk is back with a new original for those in need of a nu-disco groove. On “Futura,” Jerry fuses an array of synths, keys, edited vocal samples, and a driving rhythm for a smooth jam that evokes memories of a care-free drive down PCH in the summertime. Listen below and download it here.