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It’s Dirt #52 and we’ve spent the last 45 hours painstakingly selecting the following 45 tracks for you, dear reader, because we know nothing else.  I truly don’t understand how Burn Unit finds these ultra rare gems but they’re all there, zipped up in all their glory.  I, on the other hand, have successfully burnt the Spotify application into both my computer screen and retina from staring at it for so long.

GET IT INTO YOU.

• THE DIRT #52: Burn Unit’s .zip

 GDD™ SPOTHEADS.003: The Dirt #52 (35 track Spotify playlist)

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Detboi’s 2nd Album Curse Of The Drums Vol. 2 was recently been released on Herve’s label Cheap Thrills. It is a party box of very eclectic jams, and I couldn’t of described it better in one sentence than across the pond via UK BASS REVIEWS:

Detboi truly showcases his immense production talents with 9 tracks spanning a multitude of genres and styles, ranging from the deep jacking tech house grooves of ‘Partys Zipped Up’ to jazzy funky disco vibes of ‘Freaky Nights’ and touching bass on everything in between.

My personal favorite tracks on the album are ‘Party’s Zipped Up’ and ‘Pick It Up.’ ‘Party’s Zipped Up’ has a great midget house vibe, with tribal drums and bouncey samples that roll it along too well. ‘Pick It Up’ is a (Busta Rhymes) vocal led 2-step garage groove with an energetic bouncy acid bassline– perfect for those late ones. In its entirety, there’s something on this album for everyone and is truly a diverse reflection on all things DRUMS.

Detboi – Party’s Zipped Up √+
Detboi – Pick It Up √+

*Listen to + pick up the rest of the EP HERE


The weather in LA might be getting cold, but you better believe the VERSUS party keeps getting HOT. This week, we’re proud to welcome London Dungeon all the way from Denver, Colorado. The rocky mountain based duo have been residents for Beatport and Beta (voted #1 EDM nightclub in the US) along with support on almost every top billing event in the mile high city. Also gracing the decks will be the OC-based wizard Kedd Cook, rising phenoms Market Price, and local heroes The KiD (Mad Decent, Shifty Rhythms) and Divine Elite. I can’t express the variety of great music thats gonna be heard this Thursday, you’re honestly are gonna have to come and witness for yourself. Things are gonna get real serious.

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The legend of Cape Town is back and his newest release just might be his best. Danalog brings us Baked Beams, providing listeners with a curiously familiar yet haunting melodic progression, wrapped with quirky wobbling modulations.  The second track, Chasing Chubby is a stripped down minimal number that gets it all going with a simple and well executed motif.  As an added bonus, the Swiss Tech House and Minimal maestro Khainz pulls a big Techno rework of Baked Beams out of his sleeve that is both melodic and wavy.

Danalog – Baked Beams EP (Digital Structures) by danalog

Make sure you pick up this massive, long-awaited EP! [Purchase Link]

Much Love,
TRE

The time has come for the 50th edition of The Dirt, brought to you by KMOC, Toks, & sneevs. We’ve come this far and we will continue to bring you the quality tracks that you have come to associate with GDD™. Be efficient and download the files zipped for your convenience, then enjoy the bonus Spotify playlist packed full with deep house gems at the click of a button.

KMOC’s .zip (5 tracks)

Toks’ .zip (6 tracks)

 sneev’s SPOTHEADS.001 Spotify Playlist (14 tracks)

 

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Marseille has been taking the Russian EDM scene by storm lately. The Mako Records prodigy has put out a flood of epic releases this year that have not only created a massive amount of buzz but have also blurred the sometimes too rigid genre lines that exist in the worldwide EDM scene. Championed by acts such as The Proxy and Noise Invaders, it is clear that Marseille isn’t going away anytime soon, so I was more than thrilled when he decided to grant me an interview and record an exclusive mix just for GDD!

GDD™: First off, thanks so much for doing this interview, I’m a huge fan.
M: Yeah!  Thanks a lot! 

GDD™: How did living in a Russian province influence you musically?
M: Personally, I don’t think Russia is interested in quality EDM stuff at the moment.  It’s too complicated to define the particular influence of Russia.  However, I can say that life in a Russian province has helped me to make something big.

GDD™: What gave you the idea to start a monthly mixtape?
M: I got this idea when I was making my first mixtape for Mako called the Otake Mix I really enjoyed the process and decided to release mixes on a monthly basis.  I also wanted to include a techno influence in each mix because at the moment I’m really into techno!

GDD™: You have produced everything from Minimal Techno to Dubstep, and your music has been described as “borderless,” what in particular has influenced you to be such a diverse musician?
M: It’s simple!  It’s just who I am! Lately though, I’ve been leaning towards a more techno and experimental sound.

GDD™: As the popularity of EDM soars, it seems like more genres are emerging every day.  What particular genre has caught your ear recently and why?
M: Techno…Good Techno!  But I love it all!

GDD™: What are your biggest influences? Why?
M: The seasons, especially Autumn! I love autumn, it’s my favorite time of year!  And I think hash as well : )

GDD™: With the recent influx of new technology, gaining access to the means to create music has never been more feasible. How do you think this has affected the EDM scene in particular? How has this affected you?
M: I’m not going to lie, it sometimes seems detrimental.  There is a lot of shit music.  Listeners are overloaded by this huge influx in the amount of the tracks being released.  It’s sometimes hard to remember which shit is good and which is not.  It’s effecting me as a listener as well, so I’m trying to only seek out the really great stuff.

GDD™: EDM is showing up everywhere now, from car commercials to previously untouched music festivals. Where do you see EDM in 10 years?
M: I think EDM will lose its uniqueness due to such a rapidly huge surge in popularity.  EDM will go underground and then becomes more popular again, I feel like it’s a permanent/viscous cycle.  But, I know everything will be fine, I’m always ok with living in the underground.

GDD™: What’s next for Marseille?
M: I’m brining you guys more techno and experimental shit.  My EP is set on fall 2011 on Mako Records and later more stuff on other labels!  Also I’m working on some remixes and good collabs!

GDD™: What artist in the scene is really impressing you right now? Why?
M: I like Mendoza and Etnik at the moment, their sound is very fresh. And of course Jan Driver, Skinnerbox and etc…

M: P.S. Thanks for the interview and listen to more good music!

GDD™: You’re welcome buddy!

Marseille – Marseille Exclusive GDD™ Mix √+
(Right Click to Download)

Always with love,
TRE


This week’s edition of the Dirt comes to you from the musical stylings of BONES and TRE. Can’t say much to start you off other than these top tunes are hot off the press and we wouldn’t wanna share the news with anyone else but our very own dirty dancers. In a sense, all the tracks below are what’s been deemed in the blogosphere as “highly recommended” (if you will). Now dig in kids.

///BONES picks:

Surkin – Orbital Highway (Voodoo Mix) √+
I don’t know whether its his infamous 909 + stabbing lead combo, or the magic of creating intergalactic ghetto-tech, but France’s little bad boy just gets it— and you should (get this) too.

Autodidakt & John Disco – Fake Fred Perry ft. Spoek Mothambo (Instrumental) √+
This original tune became huge this year and had a massive EP release to back it. As much as I love the Sharkslayer Dub on the package, I like the simple crunchy stomp of the original instrumental. (This can be heard in Bart B More’s intro for sets hes played in the last month er so)

Zeds Dead – Rumble In The Jungle (Original Mix) √+
Had to show some love for ZD’s new tribal bass anthem. Something about the congas, wood block and meanest low end that takes you straight to the Jungle. *Check out our girl Mollie Tarlow’s video from the Mad Decent tune HERE

Bastian Van Shield – Nobody (Original Mix)
Bastian Van Shield takes us on a fidget techy ride that breaks down into a legendary monologue that any DJ would appreciate. From there, its vocal sampling behind the wheel of this bouncy bus ride.

Wafa vs. Wolfie – Tom Tom (Slap In The Bass Remix)
Huge remix from the full-fledged EP that recently came out on Malente’s prospering No Brainer label. Must have for those Foamo and Trouble & Bass enthusiasts.

DIRTY BONUS:
Naughty By Nature – Jamboree (320)
Because I heard this one on the radio today, I couldn’t help myself. You get it in 320, which I was also jazzed to find. WIN!

BONES – The Dirt #47 (zipped)

TRE’s picks:

 Florence & The Machine – What the Water Gave Me (Denzal Park Club Mix) √+
The talented duo from Melbourne, Denzal Park bring us a DJ friendly club mix of Florence and the Machine‘s newest single, What the Water Gave Me. This track captures the essence of the original track while still delivering a techy, groove driven beat.

 Dark & Stormy – Para Los Chicos √+
Everything this kid touches turns to gold! This brand new track from the Boston underground legend is a tech-heads wet dream. Para Los Chicos never gives the listener a dull moment with it’s intricate percussion, dark reminiscent chords and overall groove, make sure to grab this gem!
*Oh and by the way, Dark & Stormy has sent us this track as an exclusive for this week’s dirt!

 Tyler Bates – Two Perfect Moments (Thieves Bootleg)
Los Angeles natives Thieves bring us a melodic and well constructed remix of Tyler Bates‘ single, Two Perfect Moments. Catchy vocals, well thought out sampling and complimentary synth lines give this remix an overall warm and groovy vibe that is impossible to resist.

 Tube Lord – My First Castle (Lemmy Ashton Remix)
This remix has been blowing up the London club scene receiving support from the likes of Scarlett Etienne and many other artists. Lemmy Ashton‘s remix is of Tube Lord‘s single, My First Castle is pure fire! But don’t take my word for it, grab the track and play it out until your hearts content.

 Rebecca & Fiona – Luminary Ones (Denzal Park Remix)
Here is one more must-have from Denzal Park for good measure : )

 TRE – The Dirt #47 (zipped)

Stockholm’s John Andersson– aka Zoo Brazil, is one of dance music’s most underrated and innovative producers and already boasts a back catalogue of more than a hundred singles under various aliases. His DJ performances all over the world are highly acclaimed, and now he presents his first-ever mix compilation to show the world what a Zoo Brazil live mix experience stands for. As the title suggests, “Songs For Clubs” is a powerful and club aimed mix of fifteen stellar tech-house tracks that features Nic Fanciulli, Joris Voorn, Super Flu, Love Girls, Format B and remixes by Popof and Tocadisco. Grab the mix below, as well as some of the must have tunes!

Zoo Brazil – Songs For Clubs (1:12:00) 

TRACK LISTING:
01. Super Flu – Shine
02. Nic Fanciulli & Joris Voorn – Together
03. Zoo Brazil – Robotronic (Zoo Brazil Remix)
04. Joris Voorn – We’re All Clean
05. Format B – Gospel (Super Flu’s Antichrist Remix) √+
06. Andhim – Patty Sue (Super Flu Suncream’s Remix)
07. Love Girls – Ze Bangert √+
08. Zoo Brazil – Finlandia
09. Zoo Brazil – The Kill
10. Andhim – Extragold
11. Heartik – Mini Swing
12. Super Flu – Euterpeh
13. Zoo Brazil – Fancy (Popof Remix) √++
14. Zoo Brazil – Late At Night (Tocadisco Remix)
15. Zoo Brazil – Technik √+

*If you enjoyed this mix as much as we did, I encourage you to purchase your favorite tracks from the compilation on Beatport HERE

For the past two summers, the Cadenza label’s Vagabundos party has been hailed as one of Ibiza’s biggest success stories. Taking place every Sunday at Pacha, Luciano‘s label have brought a new edge to the club scene in Ibiza Town by upping the profile of a more groovy minimal techno sound.

This summer’s Vagabundos parties have seen sets from the Cadenza regulars as well as a host of outside talent including Carl Craig, DJ Koze, Dixon and Kenny Larkin. However, it seems only fitting that Cadenza head honcho Luciano should be the one to close out another successful season. Radio 1 were at Pacha to record the Chilean’s final set which aired on Pete Tong‘s Essential Mix show over the weekend:

Luciano Live at Vagabundos, Pacha, Ibiza – Essential Mix [1 October 2011]

track listing after the jump…

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It’s only perfect that Fake Blood‘s record label is called BLOOD MUSIC– but more importantly because of the procured artists that fit into his regime. The UK-based Ado is a prime recruitment, releasing The Ultra EP this week on the label. With 3 big Techno favorites and a self-inflicted remix, Ado’s EP is literally a 4-banger. My personal fav “Age” is a bleeping good time. See for yourself what everyone else said below!

Ado – Age (Original Mix) √+
Ado – Age (Ado’s Solstice Mix)

Clouds: “This was always going to be amazing and yes, yes it is.”
Boys Noize: “nice, will check on floor”
Andy George: “Holy Mother of God. Age is huge. Will be supporting in a big way!”
2manydjs: “Love Age, choon”
Crookers: “All the tracks are stoopid tremors!”
Tony Senghore: “Truly exciting stuff!”
His Majesty Andre: “Incredibly Huge”
Jack Beats: “Ultra is a banger”
Riton: “oh this is fresh”
Harvard Bass: “This EP is well put out! I’m really into The Ultra, definitely adding to my set.”
A-Trak: “Bleep bleep bleep. Good stuff”
Boy*bit: “The Ultra is right up my street. Definitely looking forward to playing The Ultra and Voids”
NT89: “love it big time!”
Hey Today!: “Love it!”
Rynecologist: “Wow! Amazing! Definitely making a way into my set! Massive release!”
Boris Dluglosch: “Amazing, playin all tracks”
Tommie Sunshine: “this is simply perfect music.I’m speechless”

*If you want the full 320 tunage, I encourage you to pick up Ado’s The Ultra EP on Beatport. Support this dude.


///BONES