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.
Installment #2 of our friend Willy Joy‘s Free Willy Wednesdays comes in the form of a ready-for-the-club bootleg of Rihanna & Chris Brown‘s ‘Birthday Cake.’ I’m still not sure how Rihanna and Chris Brown made this track together after the jaw-dropping beatdown that dickhead Chris Brown put on the talented vocalist a few years back, but either way, Willy Joy threw some punches of his own in this remix; bringing the Dance/Pop original into a thumping downtempo wall-shaker. Download below and stay tuned for next week’s edition of Free Willy Wednesdays! Continue Reading
Sorry for the brief Dirt hiatus folks. We’ve been all over the grid lately — Detroit, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, etc, but now we’re back on track and ready to bring you 10 tracks all for download each Thursday here on out. This week, I’ve teamed up with the youngest member of our family, Toks, for an eclectic collection of tunes that should tickle a bit of everyone’s fancy. Get into it. Continue Reading
One glance at the tracklist below and you’ll realize that this mixtape has a different kind of dirty dancing to offer up. It’s a mix full of seductive Summer sounds that will accompany you during those times when a bad decision is the right decision. It’s Summertime mystery + sunshine bliss…laid back, sexed up vibes wrapped up + ready to be the soundtrack to your sleazy Summer.
Ellie Goulding – High For This [Weeknd Cover]
Jai Paul – Jasmine
Vanilla – Still Love U
Kindness – House [Them Jeans Remix]
The KDMS – Your Love is Right
Beach House – Lazuli
Goldroom – Fifteen [Freak You Remix]
Touch Tone – Home Away From Home [Benedikt Hammer Remix]
Justin Martin – Don’t Go
Slow Magic & Beat Culture – Once
Paradis – Je m’ennuie
Van She – Jamaica
Chromatics – Back From The Grave
M83 – Reunion [Naked & Famous Remix]
GDD™ takes great pleasure in introducing you to Main Course, a label, PR firm, and all-around fantastic concept with the aim of “releasing high quality music for free to those that will listen.” While this may seem generous beyond belief, don’t forgot that the releases “are also available for puchase via Beatport, and iTunes for those who want to support the artists financially.” They say “more than anything, we just want the music to be heard and shared with everyone.” What a lovely bunch of lads they are!
Their first release comes from enigmatic young upstarts known only as The Slow Waves. The EP offers up two distinct offerings. The A-side, Underbelly, reminds me of melancholic New Order sans vocals. Undertow makes me think of Explosions in the Sky, if Explosions in the Sky were from Malibu instead of Texas. Have a listen to the tracks after the jump, download for free, and if you and your credit card are so inclined throw the artists a bone or two and purchase these two quality tunes! Also check out the stellar video for Undertow! Continue Reading
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
Attention all you bloggers (who like us, used to be computer game nerds)
With the recent release of Diablo III, the internet DJ mastermind from Canada known as Ephixa has exercised an awesome tribute by remixing the Tristram Theme from the original Diablo. Take a trip down memory lane with this one, as according to dubstep.net – “Ephixa’s new “Diablo Dub” transforms the beloved Diablo theme into a chilled-out, highly nostalgic dubstep track perfect for all of your adventuring needs. Simultaneously bringing back great memories while preparing you for the trials yet to come, Ephixa’s “Diablo Dub” is exactly what the Witch Doctor ordered!”
In just nine days from now, thousands will embark on a journey to a place unlike any other, The Do LaB‘s Lightning in a Bottle. The excellent music, beautiful art, spiritually cleansing yoga, and educational speakers are all to be enjoyed to the fullest at one of my favorite festivals that takes place at the beautiful Oak Canyon Ranch. After attending last year’s LIB, it’s difficult to put to words what my incredible experience was like, but I can assure you that you will be more than happy to have been a part of something much different than your typical music festival. With a well-rounded, eclectic lineup including the legendary Bassnectar, and dozens of other big names/underground acts, I can already tell it’s going to be too much fun going from set to set. Grab your tickets with the link below, check out a video/pictures from last year, and the LIB 2012 mixtape contest winner after the jump!
The Orange County natives Tal Meltzer, Roy Paz, and Phil Patterson are the three behind the LA-based electronic music group, FIXYN. In addition to their several other original tracks and remixes, they recently released a two-track package containing the downtempo gem “You Don’t Know Fiction,” and some heavy electro-house with “A Fork’s Knife.” With their eclectic tastes, developing style, and production expertise, I’m confident that they’ll be further solidifying their name within the electronic music industry.
Check out those two tracks and the teaser video for their new single after the jump!