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If you’re a house head and you don’t recognize the name Billy Kenny, chances are you already know his widely reputable tracks. With tracks supported by so many heavy hitters in the scene, there’s no doubt you’ve caught his sound rinsed in clubs and festivals worldwide. Aside from releasing on Dirtybird and co-running the hidden gem of a label This Ain’t Bristol, Billy now has brought his production onto the perma-hot Australian label Sweat It Out, delivering a howling bass heavy flip for Benson‘s new single “Hollow”. The remix is officially out today, so we caught up with the man himself about the release and his upcoming shows in the USA.

Billy Kenny! Probably one of the most underrated producers right now, with everyone supporting your music from Skream to Chris Lake to Claude VonStroke. What’s one special ingredient that goes into a Billy Kenny track?

Thanks for the kind words! I test everything I make, live in my set’s before they go out as a demo to labels, so if it doesn’t work in the club, it’s most likely going in the bin (or “trash” if I’m in your neck of the woods!) I guess that’s not a specific ingredient, but definitely a formula I’ve been going by.

You’ve got a new remix for Benson just that just dropped on Sweat It Out. How did that come about with those Sweaty Aussies? Was it an easy flip of the original or a major process to get it where you wanted it?

I have indeed, Benson just hit me up out of the blue actually. As soon as I heard the original I was keen, but the final version being released was actually my third attempt! I scrap any idea I’m not fully into after three hours, which is what I did with the other two. Third time lucky aye!?

Your co-owned label “This Aint Bristol” churns out some of the best in underground house music, and your set for a 15 track compilation on September 24th. What was one thing you looked for in selecting the tunes? Who can we expect on the release?

Thanks! Yeah, I’m so excited about the compilation, it’s definitely my favorite release from TAB to date. I have a lot more freedom with our VA’s, so picking tracks for them is always much more fun. I had an idea where I wanted to go with it, but having each individual track stand out as much as possible was my main goal. “Even More Selections” has everything from absolute weapons to warm up and closing time stuff, so a bit of something for everyone! I won’t spoil the fun, but can tell you there’s stuff in there from artists we’ve previously worked with, new faces and of course contributions from our team including Maximono, Abby Jane and myself.

So we here a USA tour is in the works, with some big dates @ The Dirtybird Campout, HARD Day Of The Dead, and Holy Ship!… What are you most excited about with the American shows and the crowds?

I’m crazy excited for all three of these! I’m sure they’ll all be huge highlights of what has already been the best year for me so far and I’m really grateful to Vonstroke and Destructo for bringing me over there. First of all, I can’t wait to eat a burger from Grillson at the Campout and meet the rest of the DB family! I’ve been watching after-movies from HARD and Holy Ship! which both look unreal! Basically all three of those shows are most likely going to blow my mind! I’m getting pumped thinking about them now, so I’m moving on to the next question.

If you weren’t DJing/producing, what would you be doing?

Nobody knows this, but when i first moved to Germany, it was at a time when there wasn’t a lot happening musically, so i applied for a job at a coffee manufacturers just to stay above water. Anyway, about a week later, things just started to fall into place starting with a call i got from CR2 Records who asked me to do some sample pack work for them. A week after that i found a wicked studio to rent and moved in, so i knuckled down and worked on my music. In answer to your question, I’d probably be bagging up coffee beans!

Listen to Billy Kenny’s remix for Benson “Hollow” below, and watch out for This Ain’t Bristol Even More Selections compilation out September 24th!

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This Ain’t Bristol


Someone or something has been making a disturbance in the neighborhood… a STRANGER. In only the past few months, this mysterious producer has criminalized dance music as we know it, churning out severely low end driven house with elements of garage, bassline, breaks, fidget and ghetto tech. We finally caught the culprit, and sentenced him to the GDD™ Guest Mix, which he has delivered to us in the form of an hour packed with new originals and remixes and from himself and friends alike. Keep an out for Stranger, because you don’t know if he’s watching you.

1. Must Die – Imprint – Stranger & Petey Clicks Remix
2.Foamo – Without You
3.Skrillex & Millo & Otis – Stranger – Edit
4. Dusty Bits – Boss Bitch
5.Doctor Jeep & Tony Quattro -Torpedo
6.Stranger Ft Waka Flocka – House Party
7. RL Grime – Kingpin – Wuki Remix
8. Stranger & Bot – Lo Dat
9. My Nu Leng & Taki Nulight – BS3
10. Codes – HUSTLA
11. Mafia Kiss – It Began In Detroit
12. Stranger – ID
13. WUKI – Lip Pop
14. Stranger – Wait A Minute
15. Stranger – Shake Dat
16. Bor & Mar- Koma – Negative Remix
17. AC Slater – U Got 2
18. Chris Lake & Anna Luno – Stomper
19. NJOI- Anthem – Udachi Remix
20. Stranger – Then I Bounce
21. Petey Clicks – Trash
22. Stranger – Feel Like
23. Jack Beats – One Love – Got Some Remix
24. J Rabit – Give It To Me
25. Rico Tubs – Totem – Stranger & Petey Clicks Remix
26. Nause – The World I Know – UZ & Stranger Remix
27. 12th Planet & The Trickaz – Bless That – Stranger Remix
28. Dekline & Bad Zuke – My Desire – Dekline Remix
29. Stranger & Frank Royal – Get It
30. WUKI – ID

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The popular Los Angeles based event series Night Bass is now a record label! The first release “This Is Night Bass Vol 1″ is an exciting ride through the core sounds of the label featuring leading names in the movement of bass heavy house and garage: Jack Beats, Chris Lorenzo, DJ Q, GotSome, Taiki Nulight, Jay Robinson, Petey Clicks and label boss AC Slater. Both DJs and fans alike will all find something to love on this well rounded compilation. After an amazing launch party and a huge success on its stage at EDC Las Vegas, the compilation was finally released today!

Night Bass Records showcases veteran and groundbreaking artists as well as promising up-and-comers. Following the launch fans can expect EPs from AC Slater & Sinden, DJ Q, Jay Robinson, Petey Clicks and much more. Poised to become an influential global brand, Night Bass captures a precise sound while still encompassing many styles through a common thread. Listen to the full stream below to NBD001 and pick it up today on iTunes or Beatport!


1. AC Slater & Chris Lorenzo – “Fly Kicks”
2. Jack Beats – “Wild Fire”
3. AC Slater & Petey Clicks – “Got Damn”
4. DJ Q – “Madness”
5. Jay Robinson – “Gloom”
6. AC Slater & GotSome – “Move It Back”
7. Taiki Nulight – “Check Out Time”

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We are all just strangers in the night.

The words given from the out-of-nowhere producer known as Stranger, who within a month has unloaded 4 original tracks along with remixes for Jack Ü and Must Die! for the OWSLA imprint. The sound of Stranger is low end driven house, with influences of breaks, garage, and bassline that go from zero to party real quick. On top of that, his new collaboration w/ Jamie Prado landed a world premiere on Tiesto’s club life podcast, taking things into deeper territory. Be on the lookout for Stranger, as I see massive moves to be made later this year…. grab his 4-track EP below for FREE download.

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From the depths of Finland, the heavy bass champion Rico Tubbs emerges once again! We’re happy to premiere the title track of his new “Iron Heart” EP, forthcoming June 15th on Party Like Us Records. Iron Heart takes you on a wild ride of stabbing bass and jackin break beat atop a howling vocal that screams all the way through. Support already comes from the likes of Jack Beats, Craze, DJ Q, Kry Wolf, Roska, AC Slater and many more. Listen to the exclusive stream below and pick it up next week!

Rico just also dropped a FREE remix of Sonny’s anthemic monster!

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The Aussie to LA transplant Wax Motif has been on a warpath, leading the front lines of G-house in the states, fusing the spirit of hip hop into bass heavy house and garage. His latest project saw him teaming up with young gun Baytek in a flip of Rihanna’s recent hit “Bitch Better Have My Money”. Amidst the countless remixes that have surfaced for the single, Waxy finds a away to stand out from the rest and give it a nasty low end it deserved for the club. Listen below and grab it for FREE download!

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Sydney based Acaddamy has picked up huge momentum on the airwaves thanks to his single “I’ve Been Waiting” on EtcEtc Music, but now gets a huge overhaul in the remix department by Portland based Jason Burns. Taking the haunting vocals of the original, Jason Burns dives into darker territory as he’s known for – giving it a taste of garage and a deeper bassline. Aside versions from MSCLS and Lyndon Kidd, the Jason Burns cut is our clear front runner on the package.

And we’re not the only ones hyped on it – the remix already has early support from AC Slater, Kokiri, Yuri / Database (Kitsune), Vaden (Rinse FM), Ookay, LCAW, Ben Drumsound (Drumsound & Bassline Smith), Chuckie, Icarus.

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Holidaz 2014

Stock up on firewood & spike the eggnog…it’s time for Gotta Dance Dirty’s 4th annual HOLIDAZE MIX.  One hour of fireplace jams & holiday funk courtesy of aRod + BONES.

aRod + BONES – Holidaze 2014 Mix
[0:00-30:15] • AROD
Wolf Saga ft. LYON – You Only Live Once

Chris Malinchak – Happiness (Soundstorm-Radio Extended Mix)
Rebecca & Fiona – Letters (HNNY Remix)
Paradis – Sur Une Chanson En Francais
Royksopp ft. Robyn – Monument Dance (Marcus Marr Remix)
Fairchild – I Just Want You
London Grammar – If You Wait (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
[30:16-59:59] • BONES
Karen Harding – Say Something (Zac Samuel Remix)

Low Steppa – So Real
Arches – Want You
The Weeknd – Often (Figgy Remix)
Jaust – We Need a New Life (Xinobi Remix)
Sam Smith – Like I Can (Jonas Rathsman Remix)
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
Blonde – Higher Ground (KANT Remix)
Chris Lake & Chris Lorenzo – Wicked Games Edit

aRod + BONES


Hot off AC Slater’s label Party Like Us, we’re excited to premiere Glasgow-based Nativ‘s new single “U Got Me”. His Bruk Out EP has already seen generous play on Radio1 and RinseFM, and DJ support from the likes of Motez, My Nu Leng, B. Traits, 12th Planet, GotSome, Kry Wolf & more.

“With a burgeoning pedigree like that, Nativ promises and the Brukout EP delivers: thunderous low-end riddims across the EP, drums and basslines that blur the line between UK garage, UK funky, house and grime.”

The EP drops November 18th, but you can get a first (full track) listen to the single “U Got Me” below!

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No doubt names like Huxley and AUS Music have been tastemakers and champions of the UK house/garage scene since their origins, and in 2014 the two venture into new territory in the full-length album Blurred, an LP release that is a first for both the producer and label. While Aus carries the likes of house kids Dusky, Midland, and Bicep in their roster along with more garage oriented names like Appleblim and Joy Orbison – likewise Huxley trips the line between house and garage with a label family that includes Hypercolour, Tsuba, and 2020 Vision. Although Huxley is known to have recently put a stronger focus into his house orients – a strong prominence of low-end basslines in his tunes still lends itself strongly to garage, dubstep, and breakbeat influences. Blurred, for its namesake, traverses across all of these, extending even further to tiptoe into drum & bass and even pop.

The album starts with “I Want You” which reminds me strongly of a record I can’t remember the name of (though my mind keeps telling me Bonobo… but my body, my bodyyyyy.. nevermind). This is perhaps an influence towards me enjoying the track as much as I do, but the muted and melancholic track glows with undulating charm. “Barne Dance” goes full garage, shuffled drums and pitched vocals dancing carefully with a skipping, pulsating bassline. The album then goes into it’s first female vocal feature, a track called “Give 2 U”, featuring FEMME.

It’s here where Huxley’s affinity towards radio-friendly house shows up, and for me a bit underdressed. This continues to be an issue for me in the other vocal tracks, “Road Runner” and “Say My Name,” both of which fall flat on straddling the line between deep house and catchy pop – a line that has seen itself at the top of UK charts several times this year. The tracks are good, well-made, and the vocalists noticeably not without talent. But amongst the throngs of bassline-house vocal-hook tracks that dominate UK radio and charts, I find it difficult to walk away humming any of the hooks. Highly commendable, however, are Huxley’s efforts in tracks perhaps less radio-formatted, like the D&B stunner “MXR”, the grower-not-a-shower “Reassign” and his clubby collaboration with S-Man (aka Roger Sanchez) on “Callin”. It’s actually the tracks with unfeatured vocals that steal the show for me, “I Want You” and “Never Easy” which respectively start and finish the album with glistening plaintiveness. Tracks like “Reassign”, “Cakewalk” and “Wayfarer” click and build into a throbbing wash, exactly what songs like these should do in their moments.

Blurred is a pleasant listen (I actually am on my fourth go-around as I write this), with tracks that are able to cross from a massive club system to your shit laptop speakers without an overwhelming loss of listenability. I applaud Huxley’s efforts in, yes, blurring lines between the club and radio, between genres like breakbeat and house, and for the most part he pulls it off. But where I can remember and give props to someone like Katy Perry for a hook like “You’re gonna hear me roar,” the hook of “I ain’t your road runner, babe” sits uneasily on top of a solid track and falls short of an infectious sing along. A solid first album effort from the English producer, a clear showcasing of his variable talents from a soundscape perspective and bonafide conciseness in skillful music production. Looking forward to seeing him stateside this week and for whatever’s next from the workhorse producer as well as the always enjoyable AUS music label.


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