Looking forward to this week’s CONTROL at the Avalon in Hollywood with LA’s own Daedelus and Nosaj Thing headlining supported by Two Fresh and our friends Valerna and C-Town. Also, the Honey Lounge will be hosting two of our very good up and coming friends Urulu and Koncan. Get yourself there.

Please email names to to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM.

$10 before 10PM
$15 before 11PM

Set Times:
9:30-11:30PM – C-Town
11:30-12:45AM – Two Fresh
12:45-1:45AM – Daedelus
1:45-2:45AM – Nosaj Thing
2:45AM-Close – Valerna


A really great video of Daedelus playing live on a rooftop here in Los Angeles. The guy knows his stuff.



Ladies and gentlemen, Rabbit Records‘ newest release is a massive split 7″ featuring Djemba Djemba (aka St Andrew) and FuzZ. The EP is nothing short phenomenal and starts off strong with Djemba Djemba’s Dont Stop. The track is a hard and melodic masterpiece that gets your head uncontrollably bumping at 100 beats per minute.  Fuzz’s ????$ is a dark and dirty anthem that chills you to your bone while getting your body moving; the perfect ending to this monster release!

The special release is limited to 100, hand numbered, 45rpm records pressed on gorgeous white vinyl [Pick it up here] (Also available for digital download)

Step by St Andrew

????$ by FuzZ

Much Love,

The Hamburg-based wonder Tensnake recently recorded a live DJ set for the Oki-Ni mix series and it is outstanding. If you love his uncanny production you’ll thoroughly enjoy his track selection and this one will most definitely be on repeat. Enjoy.

Tensnake DJ Set for Okini by Tensnake

01. Synkro – Open Arms
02. Little Dragon – Ritual Union (Tensnake Remix)
03. Jacques Greene – The Look (Koreless Remix)
04. Motor City Drum Ensemble – L_O_V_E
05. Tiger & Woods – Girls Like Boys
06. Maceo Plex – Falling
08. Cherrelle – I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On
09. Danny Daze – Your Everything
10. Seth Troxler – Hurt (Martinez Dark Soul Remix)
11. Gerry Read – Untitled
12. Bakey Ustl – A Tender Places
13. Fcl -Let’s Go
13. Behling – Without You
14. Mark E – Call Me (Tensnake Remix)

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.


RSVP Closes at 7:00p day of the event
Free before 11pm
$5 after 11pm

9:00pm – 2:00am
$5 Red Bull Vodkas til 11pm!

This event will reach capacity so it’s imperative that you RSVP and arrive as early as possible. 



aRod + Tropicool.  We’re here to add some flavor and kick to this week’s segment of The Dirt.  How so, you ask?  We take something delicious and make it go down even smoother.  You thought you were smart by adding a shot of espresso to that soy chai, didn’t you?  Well, we say why not throw in a half shot of Kahlúa, a full shot of Crown and maybe a valium as well.  BOOM! Flavor, kick, and constant vibes.  See…this is what we do.

Yes, life is good.  But we wanna make it better.  This week we’re taking it up a notch with SIXTEEN phemonmenal tracks for your downloading pleasure, the perfect amount to fill up a CD. PLUS two 1-hour mixes that will give your Fall season a big ole, sun-drenched smack on the ass. We’re here to keep you frothy and funky, all year long.

The Dirt #48 brought to you by aRod + Tropicool…


Beni feat. Mattie Safer – Someone Just Like You (Style of Eye Remix)

This one is comin’ in HOT OFF THE PRESS! Beni’s brilliant tune gets the Style of Eye remix. Enough said.

PWNDTIAC – Coast to Coast

PWNDTIAC is getting ready to release his exciting new Horsepower EP and was kind enough to give us an EXCLUSIVE track from the brilliant new EP, out soon on WORK IT BABY.  Fantastic EP, dope artwork/promo video + great label!  Get on this one.

Midnight Magic – Drop Me A Line (Holy Ghost! Remix)

Another fantastic Holy Ghost! remix, this time of Brooklyn band Midnight Magic (who are on tour with Cut Copy!). Grab their brand new EP RIGHT HERE for only 5 bucks! You won’t be disappointed.

Mark Morrison – Return of the Mack (Dave Edwards Remix)

Dave Edwards’ wonderful, uplifting new The World Is Ours EP just got released (and features “Dance The Night Away”, which appeared on a previous Dirt) and is available for free via his Soundcloud. And even though this “Return of the Mack” remix does not appear on the new EP, I had to include this dope little ditty as a tribute to our pal Matt Black (aka Burn Unit), who is making his main stage debut at Control tomorrow night.

Theophilus London – I Stand Alone (Gigamesh Moonlight Remix)

This Gigamesh remix sounds like it belongs in an 80s gangster film directed by Brian De Palma & scored by Giorgio Moroder (yes, Scarface).

Robotic Pirate Monkey – Rio De Fuego

A new genre-defying track from Robotic Pirate Monkey. Funky, bass-y goodness.

Kele – Goodbye Horses (Q Lazzarus Cover)
[No preview available]
Halloween track #1. Excellent cover by Kele.

Led Zeppelin – No Quarter (ChrisB Remix)

Halloween track #2. Killer.


Pompeya – 90

Edit Murphy – Morning Light

Yuksek – Always on the Run
[No preview available]

Moullinex – Sunflare

Small Pyramids – I Want Blood (Goldroom Remix)

Clubfeet – Last Words (C90s Remix)

Salvatore Stallone – Heaven (Medellin Remix)
[No preview available]

Toro Y Moi – All Alone

aRod + Tropicool:

The Dirt #48 .zip [16 total tracks!]
The soundtracks to your Fall…


Good morning! Today’s news is comprised of music and new releases from James Blake, Moby, & Gorillaz. It’s raining here in Los Angeles, so I found it appropriate to post an Emancipator stream to start the day, but SoundCloud is still letting me down. Listen to the track while you read more on the morning update after the jump…

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If there is one thing we love to do @ GDD, it’s help the up-and-comers get a chance to showcase their fresh faced production to all of you dirty dancers and the EDM scene. Some of our good buddies – The KiD and Korova – from the LA blog Shifty Rhythms have poured heart and soul into compiling their breakthrough EP, The Red Panda Chronicles Part 1. Derived from personal experiences (including working directly for Mad Decent) and a culmination of their styles, this EP embodies influences from everything in electronic music today. Lucky for you, we get an exclusive breakdown of each track and the entire compilation, all being offered up for FREE. Here’s what they have to say about it:

Red Panda Chronicles Part I is the first of an indefinite number of our EP releases… citing influences including everything from tribal tech, to moombahton, to global groove, Red Panda Chronicles is a compilation of 6 tracks made for moving… in the club, in the car, in your bedroom.The title is not so much a reference to anything contained within the EP, as much as the most appropriate collaborative image of our art.We embody the Red Panda, and the Red Panda embodies us. So Get Shifty. Whenever. Wherever.


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Photo Credit : Jessica Comingore of LA Weekly

Last night, Troy Kurtz and I eagerly ventured out to The Music Box in Hollywood to witness a live, sold out performance from James Blake and his band. Stripping away the ensuing bodily pains from late Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, we knew that this was a show that we couldn’t pass on, and we were right.

Blake took the stage around 10:15PM along with his team, Ben Assister on drums and Rob McAndrews on the guitar and sampler, and started right off into a powerful one-two punch of ‘Unluck’ and ‘Give Me My Month.’ Seemingly very glad to be back in Los Angeles, Blake never once forgot to share his appreciation for the thundering applause after each of the first few emotional numbers. Moving piano solos then transformed  into wall-shaking low end, and two of my personal favorites, ‘CMYK’ and ‘Limit To Your Love,’ proved to be a perfect, back to back halfway point of the performance. Supplemented by a barrage of dramatic spotlights and strobes, the trio went on to play 3 more songs before the encore, including the title track of the forthcoming EP, Enough Thunder. As James, Ben, and Rob left the stage for the first time, the applause was nearly deafening and all faces remained vexed toward the stage. Just as the shouts of awaiting concert-goers began to fade, Blake re-entered the stage at Music Box for 2 final songs, including the pumping Digital Mystikz cover and another from the new EP, ‘Once We All Agree.’

As Troy and I turned away to head back to the car, we realized that James Blake may just be the next generation’s Thom Yorke. Don’t agree? See him live.

Check out the set list from last night as well as James Blake’s Essential Mix from last Saturday after the jump.

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Following the conception of their Heretic imprint, our friends at Rebel Magazine have just sent over their first compilation. Showcasing 12 tracks from 12 different artists including Mike Gao and Maribou State, the release features an impressive array of post-dubstep, tropical, and beats driven old school cuts. Best of all, the entire compilation is available for Free Download via the Rebel Mag Bandcamp so there’s really no excuse not to swing by and grab yourself a copy.

If you’re in LA this evening, Rebel Magazine are throwing a launch party for the Heretic release at the Ronin Gallery in Silverlake. It kicks off at 10pm and goes ’til 2 – Here’s a link to the Facebook event.

Sweet FA