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!
After a massive performance at HARD Summer Music Festival, we’re teaming up with Louisville-based producer Amtrac to bring you his forthcoming ‘Hey There Kiddo’ mixtape exclusively on GDD. Check out the video preview above, which teases in tracks and samples from the mix w/ subliminal imagery that gives you feel of a vintage public service announcement.
In trying to keep up with the boys out in LA, I’ve been busy in trying to organize more GDD events in Miami. Our weekly Slap & Tickle party on Tuesday’s at Electric Pickle has become quite a hot little dance party (maybe in part to $2 tequila shots) that’s encouraged me to get some more events happening. On Thursday, GDD teams up with the good folks at Poplife, Super Music Group, and Grand Central to bring you two rooms of good vibes. Amtrac and Brass Knuckles will be headlining the main room, and I’ll be headlining upstairs in The Garret, debuting a bunch of new stuff I’ve been trying to finish before WMC. The show is 21+ and starts at 11pm. Pick up pre-sale tickets here.
After seeing Amtrac play some feel-good disco sets in Miami, I was definitely not expecting the music video that he co-directed for his track ‘I’m All Yours‘ to be so awesomely apocalyptic and dark. Showing the depth of his talent, he specifically scored the sound to fit the creepy mood of the video, which I thought was pretty incredible. I’ve been told by his manager that he has a lot of new material coming out this year that I can’t wait to hear.
It’s not very often that I’m out having a cocktail and someone’s music is so inspiring that it makes me want to put down my drink and spend all night in the studio. At Amtrac‘s release party in Miami a few months ago, he did just that. And I certainly wasn’t expecting a kid from Kentucky to produce such an interesting variety of great dance tracks. Thankfully for those who don’t have the cash to be purchasing music, he put his entire LP Came Along up on Soundcloud.
As the Fall weather grows colder, we take a nostalgic look back on the good times that seem to only occur during the warm Summer months. I’m sure the Kentucky-born Caleb Cornett, aka Amtrac, would agree, especially with the release of a new Summer remix. The combination of acoustic guitar loops, a groovin’ bassline, edited vocals, and the good vibes that shine through make this a perfect tune to throw on while the sun goes down.
Back again with another glistening Waves for all you beach sluts and wave whores alike. The weather outside is sun-kissed and teetering around 75, pretty good for early spring in Socal. So grab your ghetto blaster, head down to ze beach, and play this 14-song flowing ‘Tropicool’ theme as you get baked with the sand beneath your toes. This installment actually doubles as baby making music, so if the test comes up positive, don’t say i didn’t warn you!
“The waves ≠ raves consists of hand-picked gems that inspire us, tickling and tempting our creative juices. Some are old, some are new, but it is what we are listening to now. They are groovey, flowing, and sun-kissed just like that perfect wave. They are uplifting and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. They sound the best with a babe in one hand, a cold brewski in the other, and the sand beneath your feet. Stay Dreamy.”