Drum and Bass


This week @ CONTROL features a serious medley of BASS. All the way from Brazil – the massive DirtyLoud will be gracing the decks, along with the chi-town heavy-hitter Lucky Date and only the second ever shot by the mysterious WHIIITE. Supporting sets will be provided by Sam Hiller and DigitaLife. If your down for the big noise, this is in the must attend category. This event will reach capacity, so make sure to RSVP and arrive before 1030pm!

Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the night. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM on Friday.

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AKS (Addicted Kru Sound) is a six headed live dubstep/drum & bass band hailing from Belgium. My first exposure to AKS came nearly two years ago, when Laidback Luke seemingly rewired the collective brain of Los Angeles by dropping their Steed Lord remix on the typically Progressive House leaning Main Stage inside the Coliseum at Electric Daisy Carnival 2010.

Keep an eye out for AKS and their special take on bass music and unique live show as they continue to move forward! Read on after the jump to find out more about the group and their upcoming EP, out May 21st.

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Goldenvoice SF is bringing yet another dubstep mastermind, Rusko, to the Regency Ballroom (venue change/Warfield tickets honored at the door) on Tuesday, April 24th. Fresh off of his latest full-length release, Songs, he’ll be dropping new tracks while participating in his usual on-stage antics. We’ve seen Rusko several times and he consistently plays some of the most entertaining shows in dubstep. Give yourself a reason to go out on a Tuesday and grab tickets here.

Goldenvoice SF Presents: Rusko at The Regency Ballroom April 24th
► Dates: April 24th
► Location: The Regency Ballroom
► Show time: 8:00 PM
► All Ages
► Tickets/info: HERE

Check out the video after the jump for a taste of what’s to come!
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Logistics, the legendary producer who brought the Drum and Bass community countless classics has just dropped his newest album, Fear Not.  Released on the iconic label Hospital Records, Fear Not is full of instant classics that have even the most cynical Drum and Bass listeners buzzing.  The album changes it up continuously, switching tempos and tones while still maintaining that familiar liquid Drum and Bass feel that Logistics has perfected.

Check it out after the jump!

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We have yet another must-see show during Goldenvoice’s Coachella week and this one’s going to keep all of you bass heads very happy. Sub Focus and Kill The Noise are going to bring the energy and plenty of low end to The Fonda Theatre next Thursday, April 19th. Grab your tickets here and be ready for the madness that will ensue.

Goldenvoice Presents Sub Focus (DJ Set) w/ Kill The Noise at The Fonda Theatre

► Dates: April 19th
► Location: The Fonda Theatre
► Show time: 8:00 PM
► 18 & up w/ government issue ID
► Tickets/info: HERE

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It’s always a treat to see an artist’s first performance in the city in which you reside and last night, Los Angeles welcomed Knife Party with open arms. From beginning to end, it was a bass-heavy and high energy affair, filled with essential tunes and excellent DJing. Read on after the jump for the full review!
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Today, GDD™ fav, Bassnectar, is graciously giving away a 6-pack of remixes from his album, Divergent Spectrum, which was released in August of last year. The freebie pack comes equipped with remixes from Steve Aoki, The Glitch Mob, Beats Antique, Terravita, ill.Gates, and you guessed it, Bassnectar. I’d love to give my two cents on each track, but I’ll step back and let Lorin handle it this time.
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Tomorrow, Burn Unit and I will be embarking on our journey North to the first SnowGlobe Music Festival in Lake Tahoe for New Year’s Eve. The excitement and anticipation of the Wintery mountain vibes coupled with a star-studded lineup leaves me with an urge to turn the clocks forward so the festivities can finally commence. Not only is this festival great for the music, but also the other things that the organizers are including such as the art, installations, and performers that will create an experience unique to this year’s SnowGlobe. If you still don’t have plans for NYE, you may regret not taking advantage of this excellent opportunity, so grab tickets while you still can.

On top of the outstanding festival line-up you can’t forget about the official late night events taking place put on by our good friends from SF BLAP Productions, with performances by Porter Robinson, Dillon Francis, MiM0SA, and more every night from Thursday to Saturday! On Friday night make sure to catch GDD’s very own Matt Black aka Burn Unit spinning with Madeon at the Horizon Stateline Casino! Click the link above for tickets!

If you can’t make it, come back here next week for our full review! Check out my tentative artist selections, videos, and some relevant music for the drive out after the jump.

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So we took last week off of The Dirt and we sincerely apologize for it, but what better way to come back this week than with a mouthwatering, user-submitted buttshot and a terrific 11-pack of tunes to get you ready for the weekend! As usual, we have a bit of everything in here, so either take our word for it and download everything via the zip files, or pick and choose which ones sound good to you. Happy Dirt day people.

JACKIN’ TECH HOUSE
Riva Starr, Major Lazer – Jump (The Martin Brothers Remix) √+ [Beatport]
Out last month on the Snatch! subsidiary label, Snatch! Special, this remix of Jump by Christian and Justin blends the familiar sounds of Snatch! and DirtyBird and is deservedly the first track on the compilation release.

VOCAL INDIE NU DISCO
Metronomy – Everything Goes My Way (Ewan Pearson Remix) √+ [Beatport]
I first heard this remix on Danny Daze‘s guest mix for Nic Fanciulli‘s Worldwide Sounds podcast. I love the original from Metronomy and Ewan Pearson sticks to the main elements while incorporating a great Nu Disco feel.

TECHNO + HOUSE
Lazy Ants & Rob Threezy – Chi to Rome (Mike Mago Remix) √+
Set for release next Monday the 19th, the Chi to Rome EP from Lazy Ants and Rob Threezy incorporates some of my favorite genres: Acid House, Chicago House, and Techno. This remix from BMKLTSCH Records head honcho, Mike Mago, delivers a bit of a Chicago House vibe while incorporating the repetition of a solid Techno tune.

EPIC DREAMWAVE
Cut Copy – Sun God (Andrew Weatherall Remix) √+
Cut Copy received a Grammy nod for Best Dance/Electronica Album a couple weeks ago for their fantastic Zonoscope LP, and in celebration they’ve released this nearly 9-minute epic remix from the legendary Brit, Andrew Weatherall. It’s a must have.

LUVSTEP
Traveler – Phantom (Original Mix) √+
I just posted on these guys earlier this week, but I felt like I needed to include this track in The Dirt this week because it’s been on such heavy rotation since I downloaded it on Monday. Keep a serious eye out for Traveler in 2012.

JONAH’S ZIP

 

DISCO

Gigamesh - Burnin’

Gigamesh is heating up the Winter by bringing back the classic “Disco Inferno” with great taste and extra grooves. It’s just another gem to add to the quality Gigamesh catalog.

HEAVY ELECTRO

 Uppermost – Positive [Beatport]

Uppermost displays his refined production skills with a harder hitting, Justice type sound in “Positive,” a track of off his latest release, Action.

DRUM ‘N’ BASS

Sigma – Do You Love [Beatport]

This round of the Dirt calls for a tune from the always dependable Sigma. I find it necessary to have a little up-tempo energy and this easily gets the job done.

BASS FUSION

 Rustie – All Nite

I’m sure you could relate on how good it feels to come across a great artist and my latest discovery is Glasgow’s Rustie. With a unique and distinct style, he’s definitely one to look out for, especially with support from BBC’s Annie Mac.

DUBSTEP

Metric – Collect Call (Adventure Club Remix)

They’re known for their remixes, and it’s to no surprise that Adventure Club has put together a great arrangement of Metric’s “Collect Call.” Having the foundation of great vocals to work with facilitates the production process, but they certainly take it a step further.

DOWNTEMPO

 Emancipator – Elephant Survival

Emancipator is one of my favorite producers to chill to and with his laidback, flowing vibe, there’s not much else I could ask for. If you don’t already “like” his Facebook, I suggest you do so as he gave this track out for free today after reaching 30,000 fans!

TOKS’ ZIP

 

 jonahberry + Toks

Modestep will be invading the Music Box on December 10th, bringing with them all of the head-to-floor wobbles your eardrums can handle. Rising out of the London dubstep scene, Modestep is truly revolutionary to the nature of the genre. They are a four-piece band with a couple multi-instrumentalists, including Josh Modestep (vocals/production/keys), Tony Modestep (turntables/production/guitar), Nick Modestep  (guitar), & Matt Modestep (drums/percussion). While performing live, Modestep comes together in seamless fusion, and they transform venues into what can only be described as an unconventional rock show with the sounds and energy of dubstep. See what we mean with the video after the jump!

Goldenvoice Presents Modestep @ The Music Box December 10th

  • The Music Box
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Show time: 9:00pm
  • Door time: 8:00pm
  • Age: All Ages+
  • Tickets/info: here.

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