Beni Geffin and Niall Dailly, aka Plus One & Beni G, but better known as the notorious Jack Beats – touched down on West Coast soil last weekend for “HARD Los Angeles” inside the historic, Wiltern Theater. Beni and Niall, both DMC champion turntablists and among the top producers of EDM globally have become a staple in the dance world – and a definite force to be reckoned with! Our Newestra brethren had the chance to share a couple beers and catch up with Beni & Niall backstage just before they went on stage, and talk a bit about their new live show, and what they’ve been up to.

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“I wish every remix I did was as fun as @sam_sparro Happiness”Beni via Twitter

Beni takes the feel good vibes of the Sam Sparro original to another level on his remix of the oh-so-fantastic “Happiness”.  The re-teaming of Beni + Sam Sparro is another winning formula (first heard HERE on the Beni track “Maximus”).  This time around it’s a modern twist on a classic sound.  It’s 70s soul, 80s funk and 90s house all wrapped up into an uplifting instant classic whose message evokes self-affirmation + assurance of one’s self that despite some tough times, everything is alriiiiight & that life, indeed, is full of happiness…

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In celebration of this monumental week for Electronic music, CONTROL brings the energy from Miami to Hollywood this Friday, showcasing Ed Banger’s Riton, veteran Will Bailey and the fresh OSWLA artist Nick Thayer. Supporting the night are GDD favs Casino Gold and Kedd Cook. Just because your not in Miami this week it doesn’t mean you have to miss out! Get there before 11pm and its only $10.

Please email all names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM on Friday.

$10 before 11PM

WILL BAILEY – SLAP by Will Bailey

WILL BAILEY – GRIND by Will Bailey

Toot It Up (Nick Thayer Remix) – DJ Yoda and Nick Thayer by Nick Thayer

In preparation for his WMC debut with Pierce Fulton and LA Riots at the Phazing Records Party, Michael Brun dropped The Rise Mixtape on his Soundcloud this morning. Earlier this week, the nineteen-year-old from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, released the Dirty South edit of his original track, “Rise,” and it currently sits at number 17 on the Beatport Progressive House Chart. “Rise” marks the future for Michael Brun and Phazing Records as Dirty South continues to sign serious up-and-comers to his label. The Rise Mixtape contains originals from Brun as well as other progressive house anthems, making it the perfect companion for a sun soaked afternoon in Miami.

Check out the mix after the Jump!

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Good morning! We hope you had an excellent weekend. Today’s stories include Ultra Music Festival, the Symbiosis Gathering 2012, Rusko, Above & Beyond, Madeon, & the Pioneer RMX1000. Please read on after the jump.

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It’s hard to believe it’s only been 3 years in the making of CONTROL Fridays @ The Avalon – rapidly growing in reputation and popularity to become one of the world’s greatest weekly events in dance music. To celebrate their 3 year anniversary this Friday, CONTROL is teaming up with clubbin bible Mixmag to throw one of the best parties LA will see this year. The massive lineup is no joke, with Brazilian electro stars Felguk, the big room phenom Tommy Trash, and turn table wizard TJR. Opening the night will be CONTROL co-resident BONES, and the closing set will belong to LED residents Deth Hertz. Pre-Sales have already SOLD OUT – but we will have a VERY LIMITED guest list this week. Please make sure to arrive well before doors open to guarantee entry.

To get on the GDD guest list, please email RSVP@gottadancedirty.com
(Please only add +1, nothing above will be honored)
$20 before 10pm | Doors Open @ 9pm

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The Oscar’s are tonight which gives us all another reason to party on a Sunday. Luckily for us, Dim Mak and Collaborative Media are bringing Bag Raiders and Plastic Plates to the exquisite Drai’s Hollywood on the rooftop of the W Hotel for a night full of good Nu Disco and House vibes.

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Break out your skinny jeans and your dancin shoes – Friday night we’re gonna do the dirty disco. This week @ CONTROL we welcome two special DJ sets by Cut Copy and Midnight Juggernauts. This is a rare performance to catch these bands doing special dj sets aside from their own live shows, with support from the likes of Casual Touch and 2TONEDISCO. Pre-Sales have already SOLD OUT, so we will have a VERY LIMITED guest list this week. Please make sure to arrive well before doors open to guarantee entry.

To get on the GDD guest list, please email RSVP@gottadancedirty.com
(Please only add +1, nothing above will be honored)
$25 before 10pm | Doors Open @ 9pm

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Everybody give it up for Clockwork – not only is it his 21st birthday, but he’s giving us the exclusive on his new bootleg – this time upgrading the classic Beastie Boys jam ‘Sabotage’. Coming off the most popular remix of Levels, I wouldn’t doubt the quality behind this one by any sake. Here’s what he had to say personally to the GDD nation:

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