With the T&B takeover at CONTROL at the Avalon this Friday, it only made sense to premiere the new Star Eyes EP, The Night, for you guys this afternoon! Set for release on January 17th on Trouble & Bass, the EP features the original from Star Eyes as well as remixes from Hostage, Deathface, and Bad Looks. The melodic original mix is equipped with chilling vocals, light airy synths, and a gripping grungy sound found in the peak of the track. The trio of remixes goes in all directions. Hostage embarks on an uptempo journey while utilizing Star Eyes’ stems very well, Deathface brings out the big guns as he throws in some major whomps and wiggles, and The Bad Looks remix incorporates some breaky drums and even furthers the wonky, grungy synth used in the original.
Enjoy streaming the EP before the release on the 17th, and make sure to come check out Star Eyes drop it this Friday at the Avalon!
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.
It’s always been a staple of the GDD™ philosophy to encourage and assist upcoming artists by sharing their music with our intelligent and tasteful readership. We love the platform that this website provides, and today I use it to share with you the production duo known as Traveler. Pulling influence from Glitch, Dubstep, Drumstep, and many other subgenres, Zander and Blair create original productions and remixes suited for everything from the bedroom to Burning Man. You’ll find a melodic, Lovestep vibe on their first two productions that we’re sharing below, but the two dive deep into Mid-Tempo Glitch in their upcoming originals and remixes including a brand new remix just released today on Vermin Street. Keep an eye out for these guys; we’ll be sure to update you on them soon.
Looking forward to this week’s CONTROL at the Avalon in Hollywood with LA’s own Daedelus and Nosaj Thing headlining supported by Two Fresh and our friends Valerna and C-Town. Also, the Honey Lounge will be hosting two of our very good up and coming friends Urulu and Koncan. Get yourself there.
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM.
$10 before 10PM
$15 before 11PM
9:30-11:30PM – C-Town
11:30-12:45AM – Two Fresh
12:45-1:45AM – Daedelus
1:45-2:45AM – Nosaj Thing
2:45AM-Close – Valerna
A really great video of Daedelus playing live on a rooftop here in Los Angeles. The guy knows his stuff.
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!
Tonight, the Avalon will get a dose of some of the most lethal bass from across the Globe. All the way from Tokyo, the “Transformer-step” wonder Ajapai will be making his CONTROL debut, alongside London-based Phonat and LA’s own heavy hitter Flinch. Opening set provided by Digital Life, and our very own BONES will be closing out the festivities. BASSHEADS – If you know what’s good for you, this is a rare treat not to be missed.
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the night. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM!
Tonight kick starts the Dim Mak mini-tour of German boy wonder ZEDD along with out very own BONES. The 3 date event will blast off from the rooftop of the W Hotel at Drais Hollywood, then moving onward to the infamous Dim Mak Studios on Tuesday and a climatic finish @ The Yost Theater in Santa Ana on Wednesday. On top of everything, Heather Bright will be performing her collaborative “Stars Come Out” with Zedd, live @ every show! To cap off a huge November, GDD has teamed up with Dim Mak to bring you this deadly trio of parties to satisfy all your bass heavy fixations in southern california. Pick your poison below!
Fresh off conquering the 50-date sold-out Mothership Tour, John Dadzie aka 12th Planet has returned home to Los Angeles to host the SMOG 5 Year Anniversary event. The lineup, topped by dubstep don Skream, is massive, filled with the entire SMOG label roster as well as secret guests that are sure to make this an event for the record books.
The real treat will be a special debut screening of 12th Planet: A Documentary. Directed by creative visionary and esteemed LMU-film graduate Mollie Tarlow, the film takes you over almost 2 years of the wild ride of 12th Planet on tour and subsequently the rising emergence of dubstep in America. It also features scenes from the top music festivals across the nation and appearances by some of the biggest names in dance music.
“SMOG, the dubstep record label that changed the American dubstep game (you could say even helped CREATE it), is celebrating its fifth year of existence, and it will be the birthday celebration to end all. Only five years ago, SMOG chiefs John Dadzie, Danny Johnson (head of Media Contender), and Drew Best ganged together in an effort to bring a new genre of music they felt so passionately about to the states. I think that I can speak for each of them when I say NOBODY knew that dubstep, the music few people knew about and even fewer were creating, would become what it is today. It’s been an incredibly exciting ride for everybody involved, and all along SMOG has been there shining the best light on one of the biggest rising genres in the music world today.” - Laura D,Media Contender
You know it’s going to be an interesting day when you wake up to the sight of 6:45 am on the clock and you’re exhausted from partying to the sounds of SBTRKT, Laidback Luke, 2manydjs, Fatboy Slim, and Rusko the night before at HARD Haunted Mansion. Early last Saturday morning, my friends and I made our way back to the west side from downtown LA, only to rest and prepare for our journey inland to Insomniac’s first Halloween massive, Escape From Wonderland. See what it was all about after the jump… Continue Reading
Hey, you want to go to this show? Yeah, you. That’s right, yeah you do. You can win free tickets. No, it’s not hard, all you gotta do is go to the new HOUS CLOTHING Facebook page, ‘Like’ it, and then comment on the status about the contest.
Less than two minutes of your time for a night’s worth of fun and a morning’s worth of coping with excessive alcohol consumption and regrettable decision making. Do it.