Just over a week ago LA-massive Mad Decent dropped a five-flush remix pack of Elliphant‘s “Only Getting Younger feat. Skrillex” on their Soundcloud and like some of the best things in life that shit is free.99! Predictably all of the tracks are heavy hitters, ranging from big-room horn-heavy bounce vibes from TJR and Brazzabelle to the moombahton-tempo squaks of the Milo & Otis remix, to the sped-up DnB halftime version from DJ Vice & Justyle, to my personal favorite sort of experimental melodic trap/beats version from NGTMRE and Imanos. Regardless of what your style or taste is, this is a classic encompassing Mad Decent Party Pack that not only showcases a festival-ready range of styles but also a great look at some of LA’s biggest and baddest upcoming talents.
You can preview the whole pack below and download them over on the Mad Decent Soundcloud.
Welcome back to another edition of the Quick-hitter! We’ve been seeing a lot of UK dj/producer Vanilla Ace here in the States this summer, and wanted to catch up with him amidst his US tour and headlining Afternoon Delight this Sunday @ The Standard Hotel rooftop in downtown LA… we’ll keep this short and sweet!
GDD: Vanilla Ace! You’ve been on a huge US summer tour, most notable just playing HARD Summer and Splash House… whats been some of your favorite shows on the tour so far?
VA: All the shows have been great so far, HARD and Splash house were fun and messy! I also had a great time playing Bardot in Miami and Audio in San Francisco.
GDD: You’ve been hard at work in the studio w/ remixes for Moon Boots, Destructo, and originals with Sharam Jey, Adam Banks and Lora… what else do you have in the pipeline that you can hint us about?
VA: I have two original releases on the way, ‘What you need’ single on Incorrect and the in demand ‘I’m hot’ EP on LouLou players. Both are out in the next few weeks.
GDD: Speaking of, your production is known in the “gangster house” category… whats one thing you do in the studio thats a signature to make it Vanilla Ace?
VA: Only some of the music I make is ‘G-House’, the Moon Boots remix I just did with Barber is definitely more on the proper ‘deep house’ vibe. But to answer the question a signature Vanilla Ace production usually has a killer bass line and spooky/unusual synths/pads.
GDD: You play the “Afternoon Delight” @ The Standard Hotel rooftop this Sunday… whats your favorite thing about playing in LA? And are you afraid of heights?
VA: I’m not afraid of heights but you wouldn’t catch me bungee jumping or sky diving anytime soon! I love LA, one of my favourite places in the world.
GDD: THINK FAST! What’s the last song you’d ever wanna listen to before you die?
VA: Roachford – ‘Cuddly Toy’ , lol
Don’t miss Vanilla Ace alongside Adam Auburn and our very own BONES this Sunday, August 17th @ The Standard Hotel rooftop in downtown LA for Afternoon Delight!
GDD is teaming up with our buds at THUMP to bring you a huge giveaway package in honor of Born Electric’s return to Avalon this Saturday. Win a VIP table for 4 plus some awesome swag from Pioneer and Born Electric after the jump!
The dirty bird brethren Worthy answered the prayers to everyone who loves the wonderfully weird ‘What About Us’ from Flume & Chet Faker but didn’t have a “club ready” version to play out… here’s what he had to say about it:
Little remix I did of Flume’s amazing “What About Us” tune. I have been in love and infactuated with this track for awhile that I decided to give it the Worthy treatment so I could play it in my sets. I hope you dig it as much as I do.
Grab it below for FREE!
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As a kid, I grew up on hair metal, so when I heard that ROOM8 did a cover of Cinderella’s 1986 ballad “Nobody’s Fool”, excitement (and curiosity) levels were high. ROOM8 did not disappoint with their daring remix featuring the stylish vocals of Jesika Miller and much welcomed guitar work of Giorgio Moroder guitarist Richie Zito. The collaboration hits on all levels, taking the glam rock classic & turning it into a modern piece of sci-fi electrofunk that Mr. Moroder himself would be damn proud of.
BONUS – ORIGINAL FROM 1986:
Our pals, French Horn Rebellion, just released their summer mixtape and suffice it to say, they never disappoint. Let the delicious vibes carry you through the week. Keep your eyes peeled for their upcoming US tour accompanied by Zak Waters; you won’t want to miss it.
Oh hello there, Los Angeles. This Thursday, August 14th, Kitsuné and MATTE Projects bring you a Kitsuné Club Night at the one and only Sound in LA. The evening will include the RnB soulful sounds of Brenmar, deep vibes of Lane 8 plus Henry Krinkle and GDD homie Kedd Cook. It’s going to be a good one and we’ve got a free pair of tickets just for you!
All you have to do to win:
• Tweet to @gottadancedirty
• Tell us you want to go to Kitsuné Club Night on Thursday, 8/14
• Hashtag #kitsunetour
One winner will be chosen at random on Thursday afternoon for a pair of free tickets to the show.
GOOD LUCK – FIRE AWAY!
Ticket link: https://kitsunesoundla.splashthat.com/
SNBRN returns with a clever twist of Mark Morrisons crowd-pleasing hit “Return of the Mack.” With a warm bassline and a plethora of live instruments, SNBRN’s signature sheen turns the original into an irresistible dance remix.
“So, I’m back up in the game…with a brand new remix of one of my all time favorite songs. There hadn’t been a remix in years and decided to give this thee old SNBRN touch. With tons of live instruments and a nice warm bassline this track is sure to keep you dancing from the pool to the club all summer long.”
Tycho‘s latest album was one for the books. He seems to have matured with time and ripened alongside some very talented musicians that supported his sound on the record. So it only seems natural to have remixers come out of the woodworks in a similar profound fashion. Bibio x Tycho, what an exciting concept, and the tune does not fall short of the possibilities that plagued my mind prior to first listen. The natural bird sounds and faded guitar strums narrate a fantastical daydream that transport you to a simpler time. It’s minimal at it’s finest, because that’s all a song really needs to be.