Kastle and Jason Burns, two artists already with releases on Kastle’s own Symbols imprint, have officially joined forces to create an EP together, which just dropped this week. Having both been pushing such a similar sound and style and influence with their music, it comes as no surprise to either them nor the listeners that a collaboration came about.
Lots of UK vibes on this one, a mixture of upbeat vibes and synths with tropical and deep drum patterns; a true variety of musical tinges that the two artists specialize in. Oh, and is that Chris Brown I hear sampled in “Don’t Believe?” You can stream samples of the EP below via Symbols’ SoundCloud and the entirety of “Somebody” via YouTube after the jump.
Dim Mak‘s NY transplant Dan Oh has taken up a new alias Brass Fergie – cultivating a wide spectrum of bass-driven sound that saw massive exposure opening the Dim Mak stage @ this year’s Electric Zoo Music Festival. He has teamed up with our mutual friends at THE WELL to bring you a showcase of his new found appeal, featuring an awesome blend of basslines through House, UK Funky, NU-K Garage and Ghetto-tech. Definitely a great mix for to get you through the day, kick off the night, or just wind everything down.
TRACK LISTING: Sean & Dev – Splifflam (Kid Simple Remix)
Araabmusik – Underground Stream
Digital Mystikz & Loefah – System
Trick Daddy & Trina – Nann Nigga (Clicks & Whistles Bootleg)
Phil Kieran – Skyhook (Scuba Remix)
French Fries – Yo Vogue (Leroy Peppers Remix)
Kid Sister ft. Danny Brown – Gucci Rag Top (Remix)
Si Begg – High Volume (Si Begg VIP Remix)
Pase Rock – Naked Pictures (Brass Fergie Remix)
Windows – Unsigned Hype
Worthy – Same Damn Thing (Nick Monaco’s Locker Room Redux)
The Black Dog – Drop Kick Kali
Mosca – Jager
Tessela – D Jane
Wiley – I’m Skanking (The Two Bears Remix)
Crookers ft. Neoteric & Wax Motif – Springer (Nancy Remix)
Bobby Champs – Lucid
Addison Grove – This Is It
The XX – Crystalised (Dark Sky Remix)
Hi, I’m Laura. A few of you may know me as the discreetly evident “little sis” of the GDD family, but it’s my great pleasure to announce that my newest sisterly duty is helping my lovely bros out with content. Now that Gotta Dance Dirty has a little bit of girl power up on the site (shouts to Tamara & Olyvia…) I figure it’s time to hold things down by presenting my own unique weekly content. Enter Science Sundays. Myself being a mega science-buff (ie: nerd) I’ve always been fascinated by the way both chemicals and music can alter your brain state. Pretty magical stuff, right? They don’t call music a drug for nothing…
Each weekend, I’ll be focusing on one substance and its general effects on the body, but much more importantly I’ll be including a few of my favorite jams that go hand in hand in enhancing or defining the way that particular substance makes you feel.
To kick off the first round of Science Sundays, we’ve got perhaps my all-time favorite neurotransmitter: Oxytocin. Read more & check out the tunes that are reminiscent of the “love hormone” after the jump!
The UK teen duo, Bondax, put their smooth, groovin’ sound to AlunaGeorge‘s “You Know You Like It.” They’ve added a fresh, more up-beat feel to the track, which is quite suitable for the start of the weekend. Even Annie Mac would agree since she featured it on her show last week. So forget about everyone at EDC, and enjoy the great tune (and free DL) after the jump.
On June 11th, UK producer Mosca will be releasing his newest EP, Eva Mendes, via Hypercolour. Eva Mendes is Mosca’s first release this year, which is not surprising for a producer well known to take his sweet time mastering every aspect of his productions. The EP marks a transition away from his 2-step and garage influences as Mosca begins to experiment with four-to-the-floor house beats. Mosca was kind enough to preview the entire EP on his Soundcloud before the release date, so grab your headphones, and prepare for another flawless EP from Mosca.
Tomorrow, May 8th, will see the the latest release on Tittsworth and DJ Ayres‘ T&A Records, based out of the increasingly bassy city of Brooklyn, NY. The Loving The Vibe EP features a new single from Calgary’s Smalltown DJs, who bring an obvious UK Garage influence overseas to collide majestically with inspirations from Dancehall and Caribbean beats. Equipped with 4 remixes from Deekline, DJ Theory, Lars Moston, and 5kinAndBone5, ‘Loving The Vibe’ is taken on multiple journeys from thumping Balitmore 808s from Deekline to the Housey take from Lars Moston to the stripped-down, Garage-or-die version from 5kinAndBone5. But today, we’re fortunate to post a VIP mix from DJ Theory that won’t be on the release tomorrow AKA just for you awesome readers of GDD™. Download it after the jump and make sure to pick up the EP tomorrow on Beatport. √+Continue Reading
With Orbital releasing their 8th studio album, Wonky, this April 2nd, it’s exciting to see the remixes, reworks, and rerubs that will be forthcoming. In that vein, Phil and Paul Hartnoll are graciously sharing Night Slugs boss L-Vis 1990‘s ‘Rewound Mix’ of the lead single, ‘New France.’ As always with L-Vis 1990, you’d be hard-pressed to force this track into one genre, but just have a listen. You’ll like it.
Last month, we heard that The 2 Bears will be releasing their debut album on DFA records on the 30th of January, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. The highly anticipated release will feature some of my favorite tracks of last year including ‘Be Strong,’ ‘Bear Hug,’ and their newest single just released this week, ‘Work.’ The ‘Work’ EP is incredible. Not only is the original an embodiment of all that I love about The 2 Bears, but it also comes along with top-notch remixes from Toddla T, Oliver $, Supabeatz, and Franky Rizardo. Stream below and go grab the whole thang on iTunes now.
Winter is just around the corner, and I know you dirty dancers can feel it. The best way to stay warm and keep that body movin? Why, your weekly dose of The Dirt of course. Today we bring you some of the top tunes procured by none other than aRod and BONES, a collaboration that represented the Official Pacific Festival mixtape, and then some. In this edition, we’ve decided to share with you our favorites in the Deep House category. Culminating from the origins of Garage, Soul, UK Funky, and good ol’ House, we’ve selected some of our favorites both classic and current. Enjoy these while you’re gettin’ it done, whether for serious or for play. DO WORK, AND GO DEEP.
Like many others, I’ve been obsessed with this heavenly piece of soulful deep disco/deep house for the last month. It’s made appearances on some of the season’s best mixtapes (including Goldroom & Zimmer) along with countless makeout mixtapes all over the world.
As we eagerly await the release of Jonas Rathsman’s “Tobago”, here’s an overlooked nugget of his from a few months back. This deep, 90s-tinged, house throwback is a nice lead in to “Tobago”. According to our man Leon at FRΞNCH ΞXPRΞSS, “Tobago” will be out in two weeks, which, under every circumstance, is Leon’s answer for all release dates: “TWO WEEKS”.
The Art Department Essential Mix has become the most universally revered mix of 2011 here on GDD™. We Spotified the original version of this track on The Dirt #50 and today we feature the slightly deeper Aba Therapy Version which appeared on the Essential Mix. Set the mood with this one.
This is another track in heavy rotation this month. Marcos Cabral takes the poppiness of the original out and adds a deep Balearic disco touch to this track, co-written (with vocals added) by Tesla Boy.
• Storm Queen – Look Right Through
I’m gonna book end my picks with another track featuring Damon C. Scott vocals, this time with Storm Queen, aka Morgan Geist. It’s a classic piece of deep boogie that’s an homage to house music’s Chicago & Detroit roots.
Introducing the secret crew of some well-known former stage magicians, members of Claptone came to bring magic to your DJ-bag with 4 slices of jacking house. Less than a week out and already heavily supported by the likes of Tensnake, Julio Bashmore, Jesse Rose, Claude VonStroke, Round Table Knights, and Hot Chip (just to name a few). Make ‘em Clap To This.
Our london boy T.E.E.D. takes this Ballad straight to the moon in a deep bass shuttle. You may laugh at that now but once the low end takes off you’ll be scrambling for your space helmet. Another stellar release on Crosstown Rebels.
The elusive Belgians duo take house in its earliest (Garage) form – soulful vocals, über simple piano tunes, and simply added bass. This leaves you with one of the year’s best dance tracks, and some of the most purified house out there!
Another side project of the UK jack of all trades Hervé (YL) and Trevor Loveys (LBT). This tune is the proud bastard child of UK Garage, UK Funky and 2-step in the best way a collaboration could produce, one of the many creations on Herve’s new Deep Thrills vol. 1 full length VA release.
Two stellar mixes for you on this brisk November evening, representing a pair of the best weekly events in southern California: OC-based La Cave + Scott’s resident Kedd Cook and LA-based Honey Lounge resident AHH-G square up with their most recent mixtapes, and neither disappoint. Make sure to have a fair listen to both jams and don’t miss these cats at their respected headquarters. Groove with it.
TRACK LISTING: Alain Ho – Into A Deep (Hott Toddy Remix) Cocolores – Tip Top Bob Boy 8-Bit – Yard Birds (The Finger Prince Remix) Phil Kieran, Green Velvet – Michael Jackson (Mic Jack In Version) Groove Armada – The Pleasure Victim Christophe – The Force (Julio Bashmore Piano Mix) Don’t Go – Original Mix – Max Chapman Maceo Plex – Stop Your Hate Inxec, Leks – Deee Groove Nil By Mouth – Capitulum (Burnski Remix) Domsko – Hard Yards Feat. Astral T Bubba – Dance With Me Bubba – We Need A Break ft. Drank Synatra Shdwplay – Time Drip MANIK – Ruckus 8OH8 XXXY – Kerpow Agoria, Carl Craig – Speechless (Carl Craig Remix) MANIK – Keep That Fresh
TRACK LISTING: Street Tooms – Orchard Teki Latex – Zodiac Groove Theory – Tell Me (George FitzGerald Remix) Waifs and Strays – Yeah Yeah Timbre – Kotb Old Soul – Your Body Star Traxx & Riva Starr – More (KINK Remix) Blawan – Getting Me Down Astronomar – AYIIFT Pearson Sound – Let Me See What U Workin With (Refix) Jim-E Stack – Lemme Cedaa – Palomino Dubbel Dutch- B Leave LOL Boys – Cloudy (Marcus Price Remix) Brenmar – So High Warrior One – Bullring Riddim (Chaos In The CBD Remix)