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It’s the evening of the Thunder Moon, marking the first Super Moon of the summer, and the planets have aligned as Mansions On The Moon curate this weeks Too Hot For House Music. The band has been hard at work with a new album set to be released later this Fall and are ready to release the first single next Wednesday. For those with a curious ear, you can peep a preview HERE, or if you want to get to know what kind of tunes they’ve been diggin’ lately, just click play and ride out this hour of tunes they’ve so graciously curated for us!

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Los Angeles-based collective, RIS Labs, returns after a year hiatus with a vibey new EP from multi-instrumentalist, Give In, who we initially heard on our good bud, Eric Sharp‘s, Sharp Cuts Vol. I released on Win Records last fall. Entitled Slow Moves, Give In’s new release boasts 2 smooth, techy originals balancing incisive stabs with loungy atmospherics, creating a distinct soundscape that toes the light vs. dark line.

The EP also comes along with 2 remixes — one from Eric Sharp and the other from mysterious project, Beati Paoli, who leans far to the light side with sun-soaked synth chords and happy-hearted hum alongs. Listen to the latter remix below and snag Slow Moves next Tuesday, July 15th.

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We’ve teamed up with ToneDen, Icon Collective, and iZotope to reward producers who are down for an inventive challenge.

We’re asking you to create your best rendition of ‘whatchawannado’ by Madeaux. All genres are welcome, we just want to see you give the track your best creative twist.

Prizes

Grand Prize (One Winner)

  • One complete copy of iZotope’s BreakTweaker Expanded ($395) – (Although it’s available for a free 10-day trial for anyone)
  • One online mentor session with an Icon Collective Instructor
  • A featured post on Gotta Dance Dirty
  • A featured post on the ToneDen blog

Runners Up (Two Winners)

  • $50 cash
  • A featured post on Gotta Dance Dirty
  • A featured post on the ToneDen blog

Deadline

All entries must be uploaded and successfully submitted by 11:59pm PST on July 24, 2014

Winners will be announced the following week on July 31st.

How To Enter

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The young gun, Oliver Heldens, has quickly made a name for himself with his unmistakeable brand hard-hitting house music. With his UK #1, ”Gecko (Overdrive),” and a growing catalog of floor-filler tracks, he’s well on his way to becoming top-tier producer/DJ, and he’s not even old enough to legally drink in the U.S. Oliver Heldens just released a full-length preview of his next single, “Koala,” and it proves to strengthen his distinctive sound, while bringing the energy to move the masses.

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One of the biggest legends in house music – Marc Kinchen aka MK, comes home to Los Angeles this weekend for one of his few US appearances this year… With multiple residencies in Europe, festival touring across the globe, and not to mention his recent main stage performance @ EDC Las Vegas, the anticipation of his return him grace the decks at Exchange this Saturday night is through the roof. Amidst his intercontinental flight back to California, we caught up with the man himself to see how he finds time to even breathe between the studio, the shows, the label and everything else that makes him the icon that he is.

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11 11 rules.  We’ve eagerly anticipated (read: tried hard not to give up on ever hearing) more from the duo that is Guy Gerber and Diddy.  We’ll never forget their groundbreaking first “Tourist Trap“, and of course, the Jamie Jones ‘Miss X’ remix of it.  This little diddy is currently trending its way up the Boomrat charts right up to the top.

Beautiful, haunting electronic music for “demented after hours minds” as Diddy once affectionately stated.  At one point he wanted to name the album Ketamine.  Never do ketamine.  The full length debut is slated for free release this summer.

At once a meeting of two worlds, and yet also a dismissal of those signifiers, 11 11 inverts the recent dialogue between the worlds of hip-hop and electronic music, eschewing simple radio friendly factory fare, for darker, richer, deeper soundscapes. 11 11 is not a project aimed at main-stages and masses, but outliers and after-hours.

Discuss…

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