After listening to Tiga‘s firing remix of the new FOOTPRINTZ single this morning, I did a bit of digging to see what the man from Montreal has been up to recently. Very pleasantly surprised, I learned that Tiga was coming out of a multi-year original solo production hiatus to make the 100th release for Damian Lazarus‘ Crosstown Rebels imprint. The EP is titled The Picture and will be released August 27th, with two originals as well as a remix from Crosstown’s Subb-An. The entire EP evokes a dark characteristic that agrees with the underground label’s reputation and matches it with Tech/Pop sensibilities from Tiga. With nearly 10 years under its belt, we congratulate Damian Lazarus and Crosstown Rebels on their 100th release, and commend Tiga on his much appreciated return to his solo project. √++Continue Reading
Visionquest not only makes up the supergroup of Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves, and Ryan Crosson, but it’s also a home to sounds that are supported by the foursome, like the new single from Canadian duo and VQ partypals, FOOTPRINTZ. “Dangers of the Mouth” is the first single from their forthcoming debut album, and Visionquest has started them off with a bang as they commission fellow Montrealean and Turbo mastermind, Tiga, for an uptempo rework that brings the dark, synthpop original off of its knees and into dancefloor territory. This great remix along with another rendition from Detroit’s Jimmy Edgar will be released exclusively on Beatport August 13th before its worldwide release on the 27th. √+Continue Reading
The other day Tiga made his return to his BBC 6music residency for the first time this year with a mix recorded unsuspectingly in Goa, India. Labeled as a ‘Trance’ special, Tiga characteristically takes the genre in his own direction for a mix unlike any you’ve heard before.
The Dirt is our weekly wrapup of our favorites for this week, ready to burn to CD and accompany you on your (very imminent) weekend voyages into unseen new dimensions of party. We give you a blend of the big tunes we’re digging and playing out as well as a few secret weapons and classics we’ve dug out of the exclusive GDD stash for you, zipped for your convenience. Our way of saying thanks for being with us this week and our very best to your weekend. The Dirt is available for you to repost to your blog, website or publication and is currently being guestposted on a number of other publications including PremierLife.ca and SlothBoogie. Email stevie [at] gottadancedirty.com and we’ll add you to the partnered blogs list and set you up with the full, ready to repost package.
ps: If you somehow need more music to tide you over for the weekend, check out the MediaFire song finder I put together at SpotHeads.blogspot.com. For example: you type in “boys noize – yeah”, click search, fabulous MediaFire links to download present themselves, you wrap your ears around some chunage. It was utilized extensively in the last couple hours for tracking tracks down, let me know what you guys think.
Over the past 48 hours I’ve had a single track repeating over and over inside my busy little brain. For reasons unknown to me, Virginia based Dutchman: Martyn‘s remix of Tiga‘s ‘Gentle Giant’ has flown under the radar, so I’m gonna give you dirty dancers the low down. 2010’s spelt a rise in lyric-less vocal patterns in electronic music; that’s particularly prominent in this track, fusing together with orchestral synths and UK Garage beats to create an anthem that’s as dark and suspenseful, as it is mellow and refreshing.
You can always count on me for some nu-disco, dreamwave-y, glo-fi goodness…not today tho. Today I bring some filth. Big boy tracks by big boy artists Tiga (accompanied by big boy remixer A-Trak), DANGER + Boys Noize .
CRSSD Festival is about the coolest thing to happen to San Diego since fish tacos. That being said, the third edition of the extravaganza is much anticipated by the community. House and techno by day is now being accompanied by a massive afterparty schedule; much bigger than years previous. From Bondax to Claude Vonstroke, you’re going to get that bang for your buck.
“CRSSD is calling on all the heavyweights for this year’s After Dark series. Cirez D, Claude Vonstroke, Loco Dice, Tiga, and Jamie Jones have all been pegged for late-night along with Damian Lazarus, Ardalan, Ryan Hemsworth, Chet Faker, and Tycho. The parties will be spread out over multiple night-time venues including Spin, Bang Bang, The Music Box, and Andaz Hotel, with Andaz also hosting daytime rooftop pool parties with Poolside and Bondax.”
One of LA’s finest, Justin Jay, has been on an upward trajectory for quite some time now, but it seems like things are really taking off. With a Coachella debut at The Do LaB, his Momentum EP on Pets Recordings, an upcoming tour in Australia, and more this year, this dirtybird-affiliated young gun has had a last semester of college that many would die for. Back in March, Justin Jay also threw it down at Desert Hearts on Sunday afternoon of the festival, after a couple of wild nights in Vegas with his fraternity. Many people that were in attendance have been buzzing about his set, and this will come as no surprise once you listen to the 2.5 hours of house-fueled grooves, including several unreleased tracks of his own, a few from his dirtybird homies, and other gems like Âme’s private edit of Paul Simon’s “Diamonds.” Enjoy above and grab the free download here.
It’s official – my Holy Ship! cherry has been popped. Three days on the 4th largest cruise liner in the world with some of dance music’s most devoted attendees was one for the record books (now I do it all again in February). It’s pretty incredible to be in such close quarters with some of the most talented DJ’s around the globe, and I think this shared connection allowed for a lot of risks on the turntables, that, or the expected three sets from each performer willed them to dig deep into their collection. Either way, the music was incredible, as was the setting and the vibe. So swell in fact, I’ve put together my Top 10 Tracks as heard on Holy Ship! 2015 (January Sailing). Continue Reading