Hi, I’m Laura. A few of you may know me as the discreetly evident “little sis” of the GDD family, but it’s my great pleasure to announce that my newest sisterly duty is helping my lovely bros out with content. Now that Gotta Dance Dirty has a little bit of girl power up on the site (shouts to Tamara & Olyvia…) I figure it’s time to hold things down by presenting my own unique weekly content. Enter Science Sundays. Myself being a mega science-buff (ie: nerd) I’ve always been fascinated by the way both chemicals and music can alter your brain state. Pretty magical stuff, right? They don’t call music a drug for nothing…
Each weekend, I’ll be focusing on one substance and its general effects on the body, but much more importantly I’ll be including a few of my favorite jams that go hand in hand in enhancing or defining the way that particular substance makes you feel.
To kick off the first round of Science Sundays, we’ve got perhaps my all-time favorite neurotransmitter: Oxytocin. Read more & check out the tunes that are reminiscent of the “love hormone” after the jump!
Right now, UK production duo Bondax are, simply put, gettin’ it done. Some might say that the key factor in their current spike in popularity has been their ability to transcend genres. Their original production and remix work has evolved into a diverse, romantic sound that is both fresh and exciting. It’s a seductive sound that puts these two young chaps well beyond their years (Their age is 34…combined).
This time around, Bondax offer up a cool Summer breeze of a remix for another UK act, Seye (pronounced Shey-ah). Seye Adelekan is the younger brother of Gbenga Adelekan from Metronomy. Check out Bondax’s remix of the talented Seye and get on board with some fresh UK vibes.
Kastle & iO have come together to bring us a four track release, Infinite City, on Symbols Recordings. From house to garage to dubstep, they’ve combined their musical influences to create something that will please the ears of many, especially those who are more fond of bass music. Check out the preview of the EP, as well as the full track, “Only You,” after the jump.
After much anticipation to finally put this out , I present you with BONESTHE DEEP END – Summer Mixtape 2012, a showcase of some of my favorite deep, tech, bassline, garage and funky house tracks as of current in my sets and for the season. Aside from the big tunes, there is just too much good music out there right now and I wanted to reflect a cooler groove for you to bop to this summer. Enough talking – head to the deep end, and get in over your ears.
*Featuring the music of Cajmere, Justin Martin, Hot Since 82, Shadow Child, Julio Bashmore, Eats Everything, Amine Edge, Pleasurekaft, Nick Monaco & Kill Frenzy, Them Jeans, Disclosure, Zombie Disco Squad and MORE!
When French label Institubes bit the dust in March of last year, Marble was birthed at the behest of Surkin, Bobmo, and Para One. A little over a year old now and the imprint has put out some of the most forward thinking releases in dance music. But perhaps the crown jewel is label boss Para One’s album ‘Passion’, which dropped today. Rumors of ‘album of the year’ are already swirling, just as they should be. It’s simply that good. The product is an amalgamation of all your favorite genres from early hip hop to techno, but it has timeless aspect to it that is something so foreign today where tracks have a shelf-life of a few weeks. You can purchase the album on iTunes. Para One – Passion (Album Teaser) by Marble Music
In anticipation of his forthcoming album due out on July 23rd, Cheap Thrills labelhead, Hervé, is releasing his next single, ‘How Can I Live Without You (Make It Right),’ on July 15th, and the Irishman known as Detboi has added a bit of Garage influence, chopped-up vocals, and top-notch percussion to Hervé’s wobbly original. The single and remix are also accompanied by a clever music video featuring a steezy 2-seater tricycle and a mini-Hervé. Download the Detboi remix and check out the video below. Continue Reading
At the moment, everyone seems to be foaming at the mouth for Disclosure. They just posted a track on SoundCloud from their new EP five hours ago and it already has 10,000+ plays. Their last track, “What’s In Your Head”, was posted less than three weeks ago and has almost 200,000 plays. But who gives a shit about SoundCloud plays if the songs are no good, right? Well that certainly is not the case here. Disclosure have been putting out some high quality tunes over the last several months & their new EP entitled “The Face” has all the makings of something HUGE. Their latest track from the new EP, “Control”, is a retro-futuristic, mad steppin’ garage tune featuring brilliant vocals by Ria Ritchie.
Check out “Control” below + pre-order “The Face” EP HERE.
[Bonus points to Disclosure for their simple yet creepily awesome artwork]
Tomorrow, May 8th, will see the the latest release on Tittsworth and DJ Ayres‘ T&A Records, based out of the increasingly bassy city of Brooklyn, NY. The Loving The Vibe EP features a new single from Calgary’s Smalltown DJs, who bring an obvious UK Garage influence overseas to collide majestically with inspirations from Dancehall and Caribbean beats. Equipped with 4 remixes from Deekline, DJ Theory, Lars Moston, and 5kinAndBone5, ‘Loving The Vibe’ is taken on multiple journeys from thumping Balitmore 808s from Deekline to the Housey take from Lars Moston to the stripped-down, Garage-or-die version from 5kinAndBone5. But today, we’re fortunate to post a VIP mix from DJ Theory that won’t be on the release tomorrow AKA just for you awesome readers of GDD™. Download it after the jump and make sure to pick up the EP tomorrow on Beatport. √+Continue Reading
As some of you might know, Brighton-based producer Ital Tek (Alan Mayson), has been consistently evolving his sound per release — organically gaining respect over the past few years. Even though Dubstep made a huge impression on Mayson’s past music production, like many of us, he eventually got tired of the genre’s growing dullness. This adversity drove Ital Tek to once again push himself, landing on the grounds of juke & footwork. Continue Reading
Coming off a huge week of WMC/MMW and Ultra Music Fest, we return to LA to bring you a high energy VERSUS lineup that is sure to shake the west side. This thursday, the one and only Will Bailey will be making the US debut as his underground moniker LOW STEPPA. On top of that, his partner in crime (on the hugely supported moombah anthem ‘Ruckus’) Valentino Khan will be dropping a set, as well as techniquq mgmt / iheartradio’s Sam Hiller. Supporting the night will also be sets by Evan Koncan and Redbull’s Ryan Lassi.