Ravers & Gentlemen!
This Friday @ Avalon marks another invasion of the NY wrecking crew Trouble & Bass. This go round we welcome Drop The Lime back to the decks, along with Star Eyes, Strange VIP, special guest Brillz, and our own Troy Kurtz warming things up.
This week in the Honey lounge (GDD room) we have Dirtybird’s own Mark Starr in the house, along with Anabatic’s Kirin Rider from San Francisco! PLUS – a very special secret guest set from some people playing the main room… do NOT miss out!
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5PM on Friday.
$15 before 11pm
This week’s guest mix comes courtesy of the Oakland resident and bass music maestro, Gladkill. After seeing him kick off his Summer festival season as a headliner for the sold-out Lucidity Festival, I was certain that we needed to feature him. If you’re not already familiar with Gladkill, he has built a name around his soulful brand of melodic dubstep that provides for an emotive, down-to-earth vibe. He launches his brand new mix series, “Sessions,” that serves to showcase some of his new original music while exploring sonic and spacial territories.
In the midst of this guest mix and his recent performances, he has been deep in the studio gearing up for a stacked schedule of more live dates and festivals including Lightning in a Bottle, Shambhala, Bounce Festival and Enchanted Forest, among others. Enjoy this mix, and keep an eye out for future installments of his mix series, as well as a new release due out in Fall 2013.
TRACKLIST AFTER THE JUMP
As the temperatures rise, so does our anticipation for HARD Summer Music Festival. In preparation for the incredibly eclectic lineup, HARD has created a mixtape series for the younger guns on the billing called the Future Stars Mini-Mix series. Leading things off is the Colorado native and bass-driven producer Paper Diamond, chunking out 30 minutes of high energy turn up and get down. Listen below and let the countdown to HSMF begin…
*TRACK LISTING & MORE INFO (after the jump) … Continue Reading
It’s a well-known fact around here that Symbols is on fire at the moment. In addition to Kastle’s debut album that was just released, the flow of quality releases from the imprint is extremely impressive, and the forthcoming collaborative EP from the UK’s iO Sounds and Lakosa is no exception. Featuring deep vocals from Riya, the title track “Mindgames” pumps out sophisticated percussion that carries on throughout the other two original productions on the release, “Absense” and “Ruff.” Topping off the EP are two solid remixes of “Mindgames” from Bobby Tank and newcomer, Kiri. Pick it up on May 7th.
SOUND THE HORN! The German mysterio TAI and Lazer Major himself DIPLO teamed up to produce “Booty Drop” – a soap bubbling bouncey tune that is not for the serious listener and most definitely for the LOL in all of us this festival season. The two dudes even put their own vocals on the track, slowing the vibe into the downtempo breakdown and then back into twerk mode with slimey sirens and booty bass kicks that go up, down, and all around. YES, they’re giving this bb out for FREE.
Last month the good people at Dirtybird uploaded a preview of a monstrous EP by Breach. Since then the tracks have received major support from BBC Radio 1/1xtra DJ’s, and have been argued (by us of course) as the hottest tunes from Miami. Take a listen and go grab yourself a copy!
Listen to the B side after the jump!
The dance music prodigy from Santa Barbara, California, Seven Lions, released his incendiary set from his Ultra Music Festival debut at the OWSLA stage on Saturday, March 16th. Through his cohesive, yet incredibly eclectic, set consisting of tasteful Electro-House, Dubstep and everything in between, he was able to provide listeners with a powerful, deep-rooted experience unlike any other. This Seven Lions performance, along with his many more to come, serves to strengthen his highly sought-after appeal by displaying not only his superb music in a live setting, but also his prowess as a DJ. He is set to continue on his ascent to international dance music stardom as 2013 has already proven to be another groundbreaking year.
If you aren’t familiar with Shadow Child and Kry Wolf‘s new record label Food Music, take this time to educate yourself. Their most anticipated song of the year “Dappy” is just weeks away from being released, so in order to ease our hunger they’ve given fans a taste of whats to come (pun intended). Enjoy this massive tune by Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo!
Mykki Blanco is far from your average MC, but damn he’s been putting out some fire tracks in the past 6 months. Teaming up with producers like Brenmar, Sinden, Flosstradamus, and Matrixxman, Mykki takes spacey bass beats and adds some incredible, unique raps on top. Mykki and Matrixxman have teamed up once again for the latest track, ‘Feeling Special,’ which definitely carries on from where their last collaboration, ‘Haze.Boogie.Life,’ left off. Mykki just kicked off a massive tour last night here in LA, so check the track below and get the full tour schedule after the jump. √+
Following AlunaGeorge‘s release of their new single “Attracting Flies” last week, Andrea quickly picked up the track for a blissfully emotive bootleg that he posted to his SoundCloud just one day after. The Parisian artist compliments the ever so distinctive Alunageorge vocals with lush synths, detailed percussive elements, and a sought-after laid-back vibe. Andrea‘s swiftness in production did not compromise the quality of music in any way. Enjoy the bootleg and check out his new single, “Places” featuring Rejjie Snow, off of his forthcoming Cruising EP.