2014 has been a busy year for Ghosts of Venice. After a string of releases as well as remixes for Mystery Skulls, French Horn Rebellion and even a very special Valentine’s Day guest mix for us – he’s back with “Make Your Move”: A track that reworks the 80′s original for the modern dance floor, backed with a music video that pays homage to his new home, Los Angeles.

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Montreal’s most soulful house duo is back on the best coast and the vibes will be bountiful this holiday season. You can catch Prince Club in Portland and Los Angeles this weekend and you best believe Gotta Dance Dirty will be gettin’ in on the action! With BONES bringin’ some tunes to compliment the LA run, Colby J. of The Interns will be puttin on for his city up North. Both nights will be bass heavy four on the floor ruckus filled evening’s each with a distinct personality all its own. No Vacancy in PDX has been hosting some of the brightest underground talent this side of the hemisphere, and on the flip side, Hollywood’s newest night club continues it’s tear of tasteful and wicked lineups with an intimate affair of it’s own. Get tickets to whatever’s closest and get in on the party:

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Over the past week, we’ve seen an awesome union between our friends at Boomrat and OWSLA.  Exclusive playlists from the likes of The M MachineValentino Khan and Yogi have paved the way for the grand finale: Skrillex.  Nothing needs to be said of his prowess in all things electronic.  Check out his curated collection of tunes that covers everything from melodic bass cuts to Drake.

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The sounds of Los Angeles are strong on the new remix from L.A. producer BetaTraxx for L.A. duo Pr0files on their song “Forgive”.   Pr0files once described the city of Los Angeles as sunny & twisted.  The same can be said to describe this phenomenal remix by BetaTraxx.  While the hypnotizing vocals give the song its shine, it’s the rework by BetaTraxx that gives the song its twisted, zombie Disco persona.  The crisp, multi-layered production by BetaTraxx takes pieces of 90s, bass heavy Chemical Brothers, dirty, late-2000s Kavinsky & modern day Oliver-style Electro and molds them all together for one extra filthy remix.  Crank this one all the way up & cruise around L.A. with the top down (while wearing all black, of course…because that’s the sunny & twisted thing to do).

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With a brand new home at Pomona’s sprawling Fairplex venue, Gary Richards and the rest of the HARD crew were primed and ready to blow minds this Halloween weekend.  With a handful of dance music events clouding the festival-goers view, they were sure to enlist a remarkable lineup.  Names such as ZHUDiplo, a B2B from Eric Prydz and Deadmau5, and nearly the entire Dirtybird label drew in massive crowds each day, and yet again proved why HARD lies atop the festival totem.

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option4 really is a man of the people. In the past 2 months, the Denver-based DJ/producer has churned out top remixes for Sammy Bananas on Fools Gold and Indian Summer on Sweat It Out – not to mention throwing his own festival Cloak & Dagger that erupted the ever-growing dance music scene in the mile high city. His next play? Give back to the fans by releasing a FREE original on local label Night Supply. “You’re ILL” samples everyones favorite verse from Lil B of the Pack, and keeps things ghetto tech rollin with jackin house appeal. Fans of HNNY, Sacha Robotti, or any of the Dirtybird camp will be all over this one… grab it below!

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best of nest

As the OWSLA takeover of Boomrat continues, as do the dope playlists.  Today’s selection is “Best of Nest” compilation, bringing together a handful of the best releases on Skrillex’s free imprint, Nest HQ.  Not only do they procure releases from the best electronic acts around the world, they release it all for free.  Without further ado, let the sounds of CRNKNWorthyAnna LunoeAC Slater and many more get you going.

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The sounds of Le Youth continue to resonate throughout the blogosphere & the internet with his new track “R E A L”.  Not many artists tow the line between Disco & House as well as Le Youth does, which is a big part of why his sound resonates with so many.  On “R E A L”, Le Youth adds some gloss to the Brandy song “I Wanna Be Down” & conjures up an outstanding, chopped up rework of the 1994 classic.  The combination here of Disco & House is already a winning formula.  But when you add in a healthy dose of R&B to the mix…well that’s almost unfair to make a track this enjoyable.

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