As with many profound experiences, words cannot express the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that culminated from the 3-day fantasy land, Lightning in a Bottle. After attending, I realized what it was that motivates a company to be committed to “the highest levels of art, production, and aesthetic to always challenge people’s preconceived notions of reality and what is possible.” (website) There are countless festivals and music events in the world, but it is clear that Lightning in a Bottle is in a class of it’s own because of The Do LaB‘s determination to create an event that encompasses music, art, spirituality, and culture.
The UK teen duo, Bondax, put their smooth, groovin’ sound to AlunaGeorge‘s “You Know You Like It.” They’ve added a fresh, more up-beat feel to the track, which is quite suitable for the start of the weekend. Even Annie Mac would agree since she featured it on her show last week. So forget about everyone at EDC, and enjoy the great tune (and free DL) after the jump.
Kastle is a big favorite of ours over here at GDD™, which is why I’m thrilled to announce that he has recently established his own label, Symbols Recordings, and will be releasing the first EP, Stay Forever, on June 5th. Four sundry originals make up the introductory release; topped off with an excellent Deep House remix from Maribou State – the duo out of London. The EP journeys from the 100BPM in the title track to club-ready ‘Can’t Explain’ and ‘Don’t Look Back’ to a bit of Breaks in ‘You Said.’ In my opinion, Stay Forever is a perfect way to kick off what I hope will be a long line of successful releases from Barrett Richards. Read on to stream the EP as well as download the first edition of the Symbols Mix Series. √+Continue Reading
Gigamesh brings the dopeness in his brand new video for the jam “Dream On”. ”Dream On” is the last track on his soon-to-be-released EP “All My Life”. The EP is out on May 28th via Kitsuné – if you haven’t already previewed it, check out the EP sampler HERE.
Peep the video and enjoy the fresh, funky moves from the world’s greatest dance trio Turbo, Kelly + Ozone, better known as TKO!
Keys N Krates are back at it yet again and this time around they remixed a tune by their fellow Toronto brethren, Zeds Dead. It’s no surprise that the KNK signature hip-hop/electronic fusion shines through better than ever in this “No Prayers” remix. They’ll be taking their live remixing sounds on the road this summer with a packed schedule complete with a number of festival dates including Wakarusa, Forecastle, Sonar (Barcelona), and Shambhala, among others. Check out the remix and see if they’ll be playing in a city near you after the jump.
Fresh ghetto funk and groovin’ jazz-infused beats are the specialties of Dads On Display, a duo out of Washington D.C. Drawing from a number of influences, specifically hip-hop, they bring a refreshing sound to the mid-tempo world of electronic music that makes me giddy with excitement. It had been a while since I found some excellent undiscovered talent, but Dads On Display were certainly worth the wait. √+
Matt Cutler, better known as Lone just released his first single for his forthcoming follow up to his 2010 smash LP, Emerald Fantasy Tracks. Crystal Caverns 1991 is a fast paced yet melodic track that reeks of early 90′s rave nostalgia. The EP’s B-Side, Vulcan Mill Acid is a bouncy and acidic track with percussion that is both well sequenced and complimentary. Both of these tracks will be featured on Lone’s upcoming album, Galaxy Gardens, which is slated to drop 05/07/12.
Last Saturday, The Do LaB was at it again with their perfectly executed event complete with amazing artists and a sophisticated, yet free spirited & down-to-earth audience to match. It was one of our most memorable nights of the year thus far, and I’m confident that it will remain so. Please read on after the jump for our story of the night, complete with more exclusive photos that you don’t want to miss.
One of the best aspects of CONTROL is the unparalleled lineups that feature all levels of the EDM spectrum. This week, we welcome back the UK dynamic duo Plump DJs, along with the hard-hitting J.Rabbit, also returning to the decks. Supporting the night will be the NY-based Gosteffects, making his Avalon debut. Also making their mainstage debut will be IntoTheAM’s DirtyRock, and Dirt Monkey closing out the night. If you know how CONTROL is every week, make sure to arrive early because this event will reach capacity!
To get on the GDD guest list, please email RSVP@gottadancedirty.com (Please only add +2, nothing above will be honored) $15 before 11pm | Doors Open @ 9pm
Hot off the press, our Canadian buddies Botnek have sent us their newest remix, taking on the sounds of house mogul Tocadisco. These guys keep impressing me with their innovative directions on every remix, always testing the limits of the original tracks. This version goes from a hard hitting club bassline, to a almost glitch hop breakdown, and then resurrected back to its uptempo slimy techno. GET WEIRD.