Last year turned out to be a great year for the 19-year-old German born producer Etnik and for good reason. With a plethora of well known producers praising the young prodigy for his dark and unique sound, Etnik exploded all over the EDM scene. The final kicker may have been when Skrillex shared Etnik’s newest remix of the track, Summer, by the Berlin-based indie duo, I Heart Sharks. Ever since, Etnik has been on powerful producers’ radars as he continues to churn out brilliant tunes left and right. I consider Etnik to be one of my favorite producers, so I could barely contain my excitement when he agreed to do a GDD™ interview and record an exclusive mix just for you dirty dancers.
Check out the Exclusive Interview + Mix after the jump!
What’s up loyal readers? Myself (Tre) and K.M.O.C. are on Dirt duty this week and we have some really exciting stuff for you and your upcoming weekend. My picks have 5 exclusive free downloads coming at you that range from sinister techno to swinging, groovy house.
I couldn’t be more excited to give away this Fazhands track on this week’s dirt! Downtown Sound is a pleasurably deep and intelligent tune that is perfect for that closing club set. Look out for more Fazhands in the future!
Now this is my kind of jam! Purloid‘s Lochmachinoch is a dark techno masterpiece that will make you bare your teeth and nod your head. The track’s bass line is nothing short of hypnotizing and Purloid keeps you interested with intelligent synthesis and sequencing.
Our favorite ghetto-tech chicano Harvard Bass has given in to the Levels craze and created a special almost dub version of the original Aveech tune. For those who play respectful sets and don’t wanna seem like your playing the cheese, Harvie Bass has the version for you. And for FREE? TECH YES.
Alright you crazy kids, this week the 64th edition of the dirt is being brought to you by GDD ruffians BONES and Tre. The first 5 tracks that Bones has chosen are a select group of big room DJ edits and bootlegs that are meant to light the fire under your fanny and prepare you for one hell of a festival season. The second 5 tunes that Tre has chosen showcase a variety of his favorite genres that peak his interest right now in each category. So go ahead and collect-em-all, your ears are depending on it!
One of the best aspects of CONTROL is the unparalleled lineups that feature all levels of the EDM spectrum. This week, we welcome back the UK dynamic duo Plump DJs, along with the hard-hitting J.Rabbit, also returning to the decks. Supporting the night will be the NY-based Gosteffects, making his Avalon debut. Also making their mainstage debut will be IntoTheAM’s DirtyRock, and Dirt Monkey closing out the night. If you know how CONTROL is every week, make sure to arrive early because this event will reach capacity!
To get on the GDD guest list, please email RSVP@gottadancedirty.com (Please only add +2, nothing above will be honored) $15 before 11pm | Doors Open @ 9pm
On the more experimental side of things, SriSri Means & FiFi Holly – aka FiFi Nasty – have created 5 new live productions – an explorative journey through disco, psychadelic, trance, lounge, breaks, industrial and glitch hop. The coolness however comes through the video capturing how each recording was made, pushing the limits of Ableton live w/ the Novation Launch Pad + APC40. Check out the visuals below, and download the tunes – perfect for groovin out on any level!
The British duo, Audiojack just dropped their newest EP, Stay Glued and it’s quite strong. The Ep features two brand new tracks, Stay Glued ft. Kevin Knapp and Bad Influence as well as remixes from FCL, Waifs & Strays and Gorge. Each track is unique but still holds true to the EP’s overall dark and techy feel. I personally love each track, however, I am really vibing to Bad Influence at the moment. Which track do you think is strongest?
I’m not going to lie, I could barely contain my excitement when I heard that Ideal Audio‘s latest podcast featured Electric Rescue. You heard right, the French producer is back with an incredible mix that demonstrates his superior mixing ability but also his impeccable track selection.
Warning: this mix is not for the faint of heart, if you don’t like dark-driving grooves with evil digital undertones then I would steer clear.
I know it was released in January but I have been loving this mix and decided to share it with all the GDD readers who may not have grabbed it yet. With Brodinski on the decks you are guaranteed a good time and that’s why his Fabriclive installment has been such a biggie. Containing a plethora of musical genres, the 75 minute mix features artist that have influenced Brodinski over the past two years. Brodinski commented on the mix, stating, “I tried to include every track that has change my life over the last two years going from slow motion Techno to R’n'B, from backroom music to Acid House. ”