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It’s no mystery that Calvin Harris created another hit in his radio single “Blame”, but Chicago-based Good Life have taken the chart-topper and given it the deeper transformation it needed. The pop vocals of John Newman get covered into a down-tempo Tropical house vibe, leaving the track stripped of its big room energy and into a dark and sexier tone. Spreading their “Good Life” mantra, they offer it for FREE DOWNLOAD, and here’s what they had to say:

“Sometimes you make decisions that feel so necessary and so right in that moment you don’t realize that you’re making a huge mistake. That’s what this song is about. It’s about being so caught up in the night and what you’re doing that you completely forget that your actions will linger when the sun comes up. And the only explanation you have is the fact that the night just simply took over.”

Good People + Good Vibes = Good Life

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LA label Nite Records is back at it again with the release of Austin Frank’s dreamy Balearic ballad Move Ahead. The Miami-based producer pairs a deep, pulsing groove with syncopated drums on a dreamy sunset cruise. The young label shows no signs of stopping, adding Austin Frank’s refined international sound as the fourth release to their rapidly expanding catalog, both building momentum into 2015.

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The Kentucky boy Amtrac can’t be stopped… 2 weeks ago he lit up NIGHT BASS in downtown Los Angeles, has been direct support this fall on the sold-out KYGO North American and European tours – and still has found time to release an original collab w/ Kaskade, a FREE new remix and mix for Diplo & Friends that is too good to be true. Let your ears catch up below:

Amtrac’s newest remix for Shakka’s “When Will I See You Again” delivers all the feels, keeping a deep but soulful bassline below the haunting vocals and melodic house chords. Best part – its all yours for FREE download:


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On top of that, the boy just dropped a huge guest mix for Diplo & Friends on BBC 1XTRA , stacked with new originals, unreleased gold, and some of the best house music across the board. Grab that + track listing below!

TRACK LISTING:
Sharam Jey, Night Talk – The Future
Amtrac – Those Days (VIP Mix)
Cevin Fisher – The Freaks Come Out (Idiotproof Remix – Jesse Rose Edit)
Andre Crom, Martin Dawson – Ballistics
Endor – Hallelujah Anyway
ZDS – Dirtbag
Harry Romero, Doorly – The Truth
St. Lucia – Elevate (Kreap’s Throwback Vocal Mix)
Chambray – Parklife
Treasure Fingers – Honey Dip (SLUGGERS Remix)
Sammy Bananas – Money Time (feat. Antony & Cleopatra) [NY Strip's Piano Mix]
Herve Feat. Zebra Katz – Tear The House Up (Monsieur Monsieur Remix)
Nail – Optimus
Kiwi – The Mara (Duke Dumont Remix)
Elliphant feat. MØ – One More (Amtrac Remix)
Joey Negro Pres. Z Factor – Sounds In The Air (Soul Purpose Mix)
Amtrac – ?????

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Halloween came early for you kids, the yung dirty bird Justin Jay has gotta treat for you!

“Dirtybird’s 10 year anniversary is creepin up which is crazy. Can’t believe the label’s been doing its thing for 10-years. I wish I’d been in on it since I was 11, but I was getting down to jamz like this at the time so I can’t really complain. With Halloween coming up, this just had to happen….”Justin Jay

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Today marks the beginning of a marvelous Fall season for LA (by way of Virginia) quartet Mansions on the Moon: their Fall tour is kicking off in LA, their new self-titled album is being released, AND…it’s Taco Tuesday.  If that’s not the Tuesday to end all Tuesdays, then I don’t know what is.

Mansions on the Moon’s self-titled album is filled with their signature brand of synth-fueled, dreamy pop songs & glossy dance tunes that will no doubt make for a high energy, fun-filled live show.  So brace yourself, America – Mansions on the Moon are about to blast off.

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Coming off a entirely sold out tour w/ KYGO, the aussie Tropical-house lord Thomas Jack just can’t be stopped. Tom seems to have it down to a science – giving away tracks, racking in millions of plays, and spreading the vibes far and wide. His newest remix for friends MYNGA showcase his signature Sax section atop a rolling bassline, with the melodic vocals of Cosmo Klein carrying you all the way through. Grab it below, and watch out for him coming back to play HARD Day of The Dead!

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“2 Philly kids who like to bump” is the only quote necessary to describe the collaborative project known as Louis Futon. In less than a year the Philadelphia based duo have take soundcloud by storm, targeting chart-topping hip hop tracks and flipping them into down tempo house, or “Future Lean” as they categorize it. Their remix of Mos Def’s “Ms. Fat Booty” passed a million plays, and their recent original “Mojito” has already racked up close to 100,000 downloads. Fans of Flume, Cashmere Cat and Sweater Beats will be all over this new flip on Future’s single “I Won” – listen and grab it below for FREE!

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Jesse Rose releases a LOT of music. Between his 12×12 series of last year, an LP and remix LP in early 2014, he’s pushed through the summer (pun about to be intended) with his summer single “Fly Tonight” as well as viral remixes of Rufus, The Acid, and of course, Oliver Dollar’s hit of the season, “Pushing On.”

Well, he’s back with another single this time, where he’s joined forces with the new and somewhat mysterious identity that is Trozé. It comes as very little of a shock that Jesse jumped on this tune – an infectiously simple and extraordinarily tongue-in-cheek rap about chocolate? How could one resist? Jesse lends his finely-tuned knowledge of bumping house vibes to the catchy vocal and there you have it. An absolute smash and a real stand-out house tune amongst the masses and masses of bassline house tunes that you can’t tell apart.

I dare you to not get this stuck in your head. It’s out on Monday on Jesse’s label Play It Down – which recently did a takeover of Radio1 (you can listen HERE) and just launched their DripFM channel “Community” which you can likely access the full download of “Chocolate” and other upcoming label gems.


Stockholm’s HNNY has been a favorite for quite sometime now, and he has yet to disappoint. With his chilled-out, soulful house style, he’s been garnering the attention of the masses, and now he’s really taking off after creating this outstanding remix of Flight Facilities’ “Two Bodies” featuring Emma Louise. HNNY always brings a specific vibe to his productions, and this remix is no exception. He has crafted a silky house number around the gorgeous Emma Louise vocals to induce an immersive dream-like state in the listener, so check it out to see what it’s all about.

Main Course

We’ve teamed up with ToneDen, Main Course, and iZotope to reward producers who are down for an extra special challenge!

We’re asking you to create your best interpretation of ‘Monky Man’ by Main Course main-man BOT. All genres are welcome, we just want to see you give the track your best creative twist!

Prizes

- Your remix, officially released on Main Course on an upcoming Remixes compilation
- One complete copy of iZotope’s Ozone 6
- A Main Course shirt, shopping bag & prize pack
- A post on GottaDanceDirty
- A life-time ToneDen premium account

To enter:

Step 1: Create a free ToneDen account
Step 2: Download the stems here
Step 3: Upload your song to SoundCloud as a public track and tag @Maincoursemedia and @gottadancedirty (no DL’s for now please)
Step 4: Submit your final entry here – during the process you’ll be prompted to make a ToneDen account if you haven’t yet

Deadline:

All entries must be uploaded and successfully submitted by 11:59pm PST on November 6th, 2014.

Contest Guidelines:

· The Work must be entrant’s own original work using the provided stems, created solely by entrant; must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form.
· Participants should retain high quality version of their remix should the participant be chosen as the winner.
· Limit one entry per person. We encourage entrants to spend time on quality rather than quantity.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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The grand prize is the latest (and unreleased) addition to iZotope’s family, Ozone 6:

Ozone 6, the latest version of iZotope’s complete mastering system, has a workflow centered around creativity: A redesigned, modern interface guides and inspires users of all experience levels at every step, so you can freely experiment with ease.

Reinvent timeless sounds by harnessing the sonic texture of classic analog gear, then tweak with the surgical precision of digital software. An intuitive display and robust visual feedback let you dial in your signature sound in just a few clicks.

Whether you’re a professional engineer or a home studio producer, Ozone 6 gives you everything you need to effortlessly produce professional-sounding masters in one elegant package.

Get a free upgrade to Ozone 6 when you buy Ozone 5!