LA’s Ruff Hauser has been pushing the boundaries of bass music for over a decade now, and today he launches the debut release of his new Cats & Boots imprint with his Rotate Them Hips EP. His booty-tech monster was doing the rounds with DJs from the dirtybird and Anabatic camps before he assembled a top-shelf crew to remix the track that includes Mark Starr, Troy Kurtz, Roy Wilkins, Ghostea, and Perfect Driver. Having already been played on both BBC1 and Rinse FM prior to the release, there’s a fair bit of hype around the package, and we’re excited about the prospects of another rising music label for the West Coast. You can pick up the release now on Beatport.
Back in March, we threw one hell of a soiree with the Sweat It Out! crew in Miami during WMC. The takeaway included a most excellent hangover and an even stronger appreciation for what these Australians are doing to dance music. There’s no better example than Go Freek‘s We Can Ride release, which dropped today on the Sweat! imprint. There’s a mess of pads and bellowing bass blasts that dart around a pitched down vocal sample. They’ve dubbed it gutter tech, which more or less makes perfect sense. They also rounded up an A-team of support for remix duty, featuring mixes from Terace, Torren Foot, Craig Williams, and Dom Dolla, which are pretty damn great in their own right. You can pick up full package on Beatport.
Today, we have a special feature for the dirtybird-affiliated talent known as Worthy. He’s given us the premiere of his outstanding re-work of ODB’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” that brings a striking bass-heavy ghetto-tech sound to the classic tune. Additionally, we’ve conducted a quick Q&A to catch up with him about his forthcoming releases, this re-work, and his other future plans. Have a listen below and check out the Q&A after the jump.
We all remember that historic day, when “Crank Dat (Soulja Boi)” graced the airwaves for what seemed like an eternity. The dance, forever emblazoned in your memory from viral videos and constant air time, still strikes a nostalgic chord, though. So when White Noize & Nima G sample the hook and throw it over a crankin’ bassline with some dark techno synths, you can’t help but feel some type of way. So go find a backpack to nugget or go participate in some lunchtime shenanigans, because this track will take you backkk.
Hope everybody is enjoying their Sunday Funday! My Aussie homie Torren Foot recently dropped a free bootleg of Drake’s infamous anthem “Over” and it is more than worth the play. Torren is known for his ridiculously strong bass lines, and this one is no exception. No matter if you like Drake or not, the production on this club hitter is a no brainer. Grab it below and get on with ya bad self.
2014 should be a pretty exciting year for dirtybird OG, Worthy. With a full length album in his pocket (he’s currently looking for the right home for it), three to four months of free giveaways, and a pair of EPs in the works, it’d appear that Worthy has his production schedule on lock. His brand of Booty Bass has exploded alongside the dirtybird family as of late, and the big bassline sound doesn’t seem to be dissipating in the new year. Download “Get It” below and keep it locked on Worthy’s Soundcloud for more free tracks upcoming.
San Francisco’s young gun, Ardalan, comes through with this huge remix for Riva Starr‘s Bass In Hand Remix EP – the last releasee in a three-part remix EP series. Alongside other bass-inclined remixers such as Alexkid, Zombie Disco Squad, and Addison Groove, Ardalan transforms “We Got This Ting” into a fresh ghetto-tech groover perfect for DJs and casual listeners alike. Enjoy this stream and mark your calendars for the full remix album coming on February 3rd.
Release Date: January 6th
Anna Lunoe is dominating right now. The slick remixes for her hit single are out (featuring remixes by Treasure Fingers, Cosmos Midnight, Danny T, Sleepy Tom & Wordlife). Her clothing line is fly. Her artwork is dope (I obviously haven’t updated my vernacular since “In Living Color”). And her new video for “Breathe” is a smashing success.
Today we’re featuring the ultra bad-ass Treasure Fingers remix of “Breathe”. Treasure Fingers flexes some serious dancefloor muscle with this booming Miami Bass/Freestyle remix. Serious pop n’ lock vibes.
To get in the spirit of their performance tonight @ the DIM MAK HOLIDAY PARTY and final Dim Mak Tuesday of the year, I grabbed another quick-hitter interview from the Mexicali based duo Climbers. We wanted to touch base on their recent successes and shows, and specifically tonight in LA. The two members Jay Blakk and Kiko deal respectively answered the questions taking turns, but kept it right to the point which is what we all like… enjoy
GDD: You guys are from Mexicali… has there been a strong influence in where your from that shaped the music you produce and DJ? Or where has your inspiration come from?
Jay Blakk – Well I think some has come from Mexicali, because here when we started the scene was all about bringing the best music and quality, in terms of mixing. So, it was harsh but also so powerful because it brought out the best in you. And obviously from the promoters that took chances and brought incredible acts that were giving us a new perspective of electronic music.
GDD: You recently released “House Arrest” on Turbo Recordings TWIN TURBO label. How did the connection come to be with Tiga and what was that like?
Kiko Deal – Well we respect and love Tiga’s music, so our manager sent the track to Tiga and he loved it so it was a quick choice for them to sign it.
GDD: Your Winter tour is already underway… what are you excited about most playing in the US and what do you think will differ from performing in Central America?
Jay Blakk – Well we just played in Detroit and Denver and the second leg is still to come, we already saw differences is the weather obviously, but what we are loving is that the people are eager to hear our music and especially music that does not come often on the radio. They are willing to go out in the cold to hear the music they loved and we got a lot of respect for that.
GDD: You’re playing tonight alongside our mutual friends Thee Cool Cats @ Dim Mak Studios. Can we expect a higher energy in your set because you get to play with friends? Or what does that do you for your guys night?
Kiko Deal – Playing with those guys will be great. But when we play with friends it doesn’t change the perspective of our sets, it only includes a higher level of confidence since you’re with friends. But at the end of the day the most important thing is the audience and how to interact and connect with them, with the music we love and play.
GDD: What’s the one thing you HAVE to do/see while you’re in LA?
Jay Blakk – A Lakers Game.
Kiko Deal – Going to the Roxy Theatre.
This edition of the GDD™ Guest Mix, we welcome the Melbourne Aussie native Torren Foot. This is an hour of bass heavy house music with a ghetto vibe meant for the club. Big tunes, big energy. I’ve been supporting this guy immensely in my sets and so has the likes of Amine Edge & DANCE, Oliver, Destructo, Yolanda Be Cool, and many more I’m sure.
1. NTFO & Rhadow – No Satisfaction (Original Mix)
2. Torren Foot – Untitled
3. Tapesh & KANT – Ey Yo (Original Mix)
4. Torren Foot – The Illest (Surfdisco Remix)
5. RUFUS – Take Me (Cassian Remix)
6. Green Velvet – Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)
7. Amine Edge & Dance – My Girl (Original Mix)
8. Sharam Jey, Alex W & Sammy E – SWAG (Original Mix)
9. Nora En Pure – Remind Me (Original Mix)
10. Tapesh & KANT – Talking Dirty (Mat.Joe’s Clean Up Remix)
11. Sharam Jey & Vanilla Ace – My Thang (Original Mix)
12. Rubberteeth – Bounce That Body (Original Mix) [Jump To This Records]
13. Go Freek – Lava Lamp (Original Mix)
14. Bixel Boys – Black December (Original Mix)
15. Breach – Jack (Combo! Glamorous Edit)
16. Astronomar & Bot – Ghettobox (Original Mix)
17. Go Freek – Bump In The Night (Original Mix)
18. Rubberteeth – Back Down (Original Mix) [Jump To This Records]
19. Amtrac – Those Days (Original Mix)
20. Amine Edge & Dance – Bitches In The Projects (Original Mix)