Couldn’t be more pleased to be teaming up with Phonat today to bring you The Dirt #116. We’ve got 11 tracks selected by us for you spanning from some absolutely prime funky chops selected in true Phonat style, to the strangest subversions of trap and some sick black acid bootlegs from me. That, his thoughts on the tracks, and a handy little zip, coming at you! Continue Reading
Our GDD friend and familiar AMTRAC has been producing up a storm in 2013, remixing the likes of Ellie Goulding, Azari & III, and Bondax – while also releasing a ton of free originals on his soundcloud. Today, we celebrate the massive release of his remix for Wretch 32′s “Blackout” on Ministry Of Sound. The haunting vocals of Shakka are uplifted by deep disco house groove that rolls along til the bitter end… Listen to below, and go support the release!
After weeks of being on the #GDDRV tour, the GDD djs Troy Kurtz, BONES and Burn Unit return with a massive triple threat Dirt edition that is yours for the taking. Not only were these some of the tracks that stood out over the trips to SXSW and WMC, but also served as the soundtrack to the cross country tour spirit…
Amtrac is at it again, this time bringin’ some extra heat to an already en fuego tune. The Bondax mega jam, “Gold”, gets a deep rave edit from GDD favorite Amtrac. With refashioned vocals & a deeper, darker vibe, Amtrac takes a bold approach to the song that puts his edit in a different class than some of the more recent (and very solid) remixes that have surfaced lately. Amtrac is one of the few artists who can put out an original, edit or remix that is equally effective at a festival as it is under the headphones laying in the dark…that’s probably why we just can’t get enough of his sound.
For a guy from Kentucky by way of Miami, Amtrac surely has an impeccably tight grasp on modern day dance music. Adding to his discography which already includes an album, some EPs, and about 30 remixes comes a four track EP titled The Scheme via Super Music Group. What really sticks out on this EP is Amtrac’s close attention to detail in the looping and pitch shifting of his vocals, which are very reminiscent to the legend MK‘s. If you’re going to be in Miami for WMC in March, Amtrac will be playing our party at Bardot alongside Alex Metric, Oliver, Aeroplane, UZ, and Destructo. You can pick up pre-sale tickets for that event here.
For a lesson in diversity in dance music, one should look no further than AMTRAC’s SoundCloud. AMTRAC is one of the few producers out there whose original & remix work genre-hop seamlessly and effortlessly. When listening to AMTRAC’s work, you get the feeling that he doesn’t purposefully set a course for a particular sound. There’s a sense that the end result of every track he produces is a natural progression of ideas that always seem to work well for whatever style the track ends up being.
It’s been a journey. Since its inception in the summer of 2010, our longest lasting weekly feature, The Dirt, has brought a staggering amount of free music to the masses, and we’re proud to still be here 100 editions and 100 Dirt Babes in the books. It’s a tough feat to get these tracks together each week (probably why we have some gaps in the mix here and there, apologies), but it’s been an amazing experience sharing music with all of you, which, of course, is the main reason why we’re here.
We wanted to put together something special for the centennial episode, so 11 of our writers have included 2 songs each — one from one of the 99 past Dirts that we’ve posted and any other song that we felt was exceptional enough to make the cut of such an outstanding post. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed putting them together. Here’s to another 100. Continue Reading
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As you sit back and relax with good food, family and friends check out this newest installment of The Dirt by Tre and yours truly. This week we have a groovy mix that features a lil bit of everything. From House, to dub, Acid House and some dark electro, this line up is perfect for an afternoon of recovery and rallying before all the Turkey parties start!
We kick off this first week of november with a long awaited release from the phenom AMTRAC – his newest single EP ‘Those Days’ along with 3 successfully diverse remixes from Kreap, Drel, and the infamous summertime wizard Viceroy. Each take the haunting yet soulful vocals and provided awesome renditions of the disco house spirited track, but I still favor the original mix for its big piping bassline and club fitting house appeal.
Listen to the (4) versions below, and grab them all for FREE!
Happy monday dirty dancers! Don’t get down on your long week just yet – we have something special to get you through your busy days… After dropping the video teaser last week, GDD is proud to unveil Amtrac‘s new Hey There Kiddo Mixtape. This exclusive is over an hour of fresh original production by the Kentucky based wonder – featuring (16) tracks that spill disco infused club-driven house all along the way. So jump on the Amtrac, and get groovin on the train headed straight for Friday. ALL ABOOAAARDD!