Indie Dance

DIRT151

It’s another amazing round of hot new tracks courtesy of your boys Stevie Ewald + aRod.  And when we say hot new tracks, we mean it.  All ten tracks in The Dirt #151 are fresh out of the oven.  And the best part?  They’re all free for your taking.  A brand new remix by The Twelves (of The Knocks, no less!)…yeah, that’s in there.  New originals from Cyril Hahn, Gorgon City, Figgy & Cory Enemy?  Those are in there, too.  Plus heaters by our homies Panic Bomber and Huerta, Tchami, and a ridiculous  anthem by Mayhem, Antiserum, Gents & Jawns.

Get’em while they’re hot.

• aRod’s .Zip [5 Tracks, 48MB]
• Stevie’s .zip [5 Tracks, 52.7MB easy]


Stevie Ewald + aRod

cure x penelopes

As a rock band whose style is heavily influenced by dark, synth-based, big bands of the 80s, it makes perfect sense for The Penelopes to remix their heroes, The Cure.  The Penelopes’ exquisite remix of “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure is so full of sunshine & bounce that even the most pale, sun deprived Goth wouldn’t think twice about putting on their best black swimsuit & frolicking in the sun while dancing to this one.  Don’t forget that SPF 100 & waterproof mascara!

The Penelopes have a big 2014 lined up with a brand new single coming out in mid-April along with an accompanying video & hot remix package.  Can’t wait for that!  Until then, enjoy this heavenly new remix…

The Cure – Just Like Heaven (The Penelopes Remix)

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aRod

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Our very own Tropicool has released his latest tape which might be his smoothest musical mosaic to date. Tropicool is known for his extensive and carefully curated tracklistings always curating a very special & intimate vibe with just the right amount of funk. This tape in particular transitions from funk, into piano driven sexy house, and ends with some very deep tones sure to have you swimming in your own puddle. Deeper than his previous work, but just as infectious, this one is perfect served with a whiskey and reserved for an intimate occasion. Enjoy responsibly.

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The Knocks are on fire. Their newest single ft. Connie Mitchell of Sneaky Sound System is an electro pop hit we’re dying to see live. Filled with infectious hooks, driving basslines, and of course Connie’s signature sexy vocals, we’re quite mesmerized. Out February 18th on Neon Gold Records.

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Our friends over at Sole Bicycles Co. have teamed up with Aussie lords, Miami Horror, to feature one hell of a remix contest. The winner will not only receive a custom 1 of 1 Miami Horror X Solé Bicycle, but will also be officially featured on the gang’s digital release on their Remix EP. The song is ‘Real Slow’ and it features some quite sexy vocals and euphoric tones perfect for sipping a cocktail poolside.

Full Contest Details + Stems Can be Found HERE

Also be sure to check out Miami Horror’s Latest mixtape:

Collins - Cyclist

On his latest remix, Cyclist gives us a glimpse of himself that we normally don’t get to see.  On his remix of Joshua Collins’ track “To The End”, Cyclist shows off a love for 70s AM Rock with this magnificent six minute soft rock jam.  It never hurts to embrace your inner Steely Dan or channel your stoner pals the Doobie Brothers as Cyclist does here, jamming like it’s the 70s & getting lost in the groove.  Waaaaay cool, man.

“To The End” EP is out now via On The Fruit Records + the Cyclist remix is available HERE for free.
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klaxons

It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight years since Klaxons dropped tunes on us like “Gravity’s Rainbow” & “Atlantis to Interzone”, paving the way for The Bloghaus Movement last decade.  Their new studio album (the band’s third and first since 2010), is set for release this Spring and will feature powerhouse acts like Chemical Brothers, James Murphy & Erol Alkan.  With collaborations like those, Klaxons‘ message is clear in 2014: these guys are not messing around.  Furthering this notion is the group’s hiring of red hot duo Gorgon City (whose current song “Ready For Your Love is #4 in the UK) to produce the new album’s first track.  The song, “There Is No Other Time”, is a pounding piece of Indie Dance Pop that is sure to piss off their crazy core fans (just check out the scathing comments already) but will most certainly win them plenty of new ones.  Klaxons are back.  Tell your friends.

“There Is No Other Time” is out March 23rd via Akashic Records.
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Our friends over at Solé Bicycles just dropped off the latest installment of their fixtape series, and by golly we couldn’t wait to get our grubby paws on this one. It’s CLEARLY summer in Australia. Transient and euphoric, yet funky, the vibes will plop you down next to a pile of sand, a water source, and curve the corners of your mouth upward in this month’s fixtape. The Miami Horror boys, based out of Sydney, have really put something special together for us. We can’t stop listening, and we’re not sure if thats because we really like it, or because these tones are quite mesmerizing. Probably both. Most tracks are easy to listen to, yet provide just the right amount of funk in your step while the silky smooth vocals elevate the mind and body. Enjoy with a Cocktail. Do less, love more.

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rufus du soul

Australian indie-dancers, RÜFÜS DU SOL (formerly RÜFÜS), have announced their first US headline tour today, much to the enjoyment of many here at GDD. After releasing the incredible debut album, Atlas, last year, the trio have really set themselves apart as real players in the indie/dance crossover market, as evident in this 15+ date tour of America with invitations to both SxSW and Miami in March.

Preceding the momentous jaunt of North America is a new EP from the guys out today on a favorite imprint of ours here at GDD, Sweat It Out! 4 tracks comprise the Desert Night EP, with two originals from RDS and a pair of remixes from two producers who are absolutely nailing it at the moment, Symbols boss Kastle and WeDidIt’s Groundislava.

Preview Kastle’s dark, Garage-esque take of the title track, “Desert Night,” below and click the jump button for all of RÜFÜS DU SOL’s March tour dates.

RÜFÜS DU SOL ON TOUR:
*Denotes headline tour date
3/7 San Francisco, CA – PopScene @ RickShaw Stop*
3/8 Los Angeles, CA  - Echoplex*
3/11 San Diego, CA  - Bang Bang*
3/12 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/13 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/14 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/15 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/19 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar*
3/20 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club*
3/21 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s*
3/22 Portland, OR – Holocene*
3/26 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom*
3/27 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
3/28 Miami, FL – Winter Music Conference
3/29 Miami, FL – Winter Music Conference
3/30 Miami, FL – Winter Music Conference
4/4 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge*

skogsra

If you’ve been looking for something to warm your soul during this frigid time of the year, look no further than this gem of a tune titled “Now You See Me” by Swedish artist SKOGSRÅ.  While the lyrical content is one of heartbreak, this smooth slice of dancepop funk surely won’t bring you down.  ”Now You See Me” is a blend of old school Funk & RnB a la Tower of Power & Parlaiment, mixed in with new school IndieFunk & Electro RnB artists like Breakbot & Cashmere Cat.  “Now You See Me” clocks in beautifully at over six & a half minutes, capped off with a dramatic build up & a funk-fueled outro.  A stunning debut by newcomer SKOGSRÅ.

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