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The Dirt returns after a week hiatus – we jive turkeys were too stuffed to type, click buttons & edit widgets.  But we’re back in a big way with some hot new freebies courtesy of Tropicool + aRod.  Lots of plush tunes by some big names in the game including Arcade Fire, the dynamic French Express duo of Perseus & Chris Malinchak, a rework of a classic by The Clash, a rework of a Motown classic, some folk house & lots more!  Dig in and enjoy…
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phantoms arcade fire

After a successful string of remixes along with an EP out on OWSLA, Los Angeles duo, Phantoms, has followed up with yet another high profile remix; this time taking on the chart-topping single, “Reflektor,” from Arcade Fire. Utilizing original percussion, Phantoms kick up the tempo and add a bit of Techno flare, with punching sinister synths fit for late night play. Free for download below.

If you’ve never partied with any of the GDD™ fam you might not know that we tend to have our own take on the old proverb and prefer to go big and then go home. Once we’re home though, we like to take our time to collect our respective thoughts before passing them along to you, our dear dirty readers. What I’m saying is, please forgive us for the delay in delivering our 2011 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival review, but really, sorry we’re not sorry. Jonah, ///Bones, Troy Kurtz & myself (Matt Black) will be giving you our reviews of the best sets and our favorite moments from the three day marathon of mayhem known simply as Coachella.

Coachella is a truly incomparable experience. Sure there are the other major US festivals like Lolla, Sasquatch, and the ‘roo, and the major UK parties that put Coachella to shame in terms of scope and size, but the atmosphere, setting, vibe, and enthusiasm that are all part of the unique Coachella experience are truly special to me. In +90Fº weather with a belly full of +90 proof booze the journey to the Polo Fields began early Friday. I literally did not stop running for 45-minutes, sprinting ahead of and behind our party train of GDD™ friends and family, circling like a raving vulture, high-fiving anyone and everyone who would return the skin, from on-duty police and security, to fedora sporting middle-aged elitists and scantily clad ravers. +360 days of anticipation wouldn’t let my feet stop moving and they carried the GDD™ team and I straight to where we would spend a significant portion of our weekends, the mecca of rave, the Sahara Tent.MB

Check out highlights, downloadable sets, and an interview with Magnetic Man after the jump.

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I should probably start by apologizing. Not on the basis of not doing (ya that’s right a double negative get with it) a weekly post of hip nu bangers, but for failing to catalog my recent endeavors into genres anew. A few weeks ago, bossman Jonah got at me to do a minimix for our good friends over at Hot Biscuits. I obliged (duh), and clearly wanted to do 20 1-minute long build-ups of super sick dutch car alarms that I zippyshared from the interweb…not. Actually, I wanted to do the opposite of that, and I think something along those lines was birthed. Go over to Hot Bizzies to download the other two mixes from fellow bros Tron Jeremy and Bones. And if you live in Miami and want to get down to get up, then the good people at OVERTHROW are throwing me a party Saturday at Cafeina because they were so hypnotized by the futuristic blips on said mix, so come show your pretty little face (directed to cute entry level girls looking to climb that infallible ladder of social hierarchy). One last thing, go buy Skream’s album ‘Outside the Box’ and Arcade Fire’s ‘The Suburbs’ because collectively they’re better to anything you’ve been listening to all summer. Have fun back in school kids.

Haute and Bothered Mixtape by Troy Kurtz

Troy Kurtz – Haute and Bothered

† tracklist †
James Blake – CMYK
Todd Edwards – I Might Be (MJ Cole Remix)
Mosca – Gold Bricks, I See you
Hackman – More than Ever
Dubbel Dutch – Throwback
Lorenzo Vektor – Turn It Up (Canblaster Remix)
Supra 1 – Ghoster
Ed Solo, JFB – I Need You
Skream – Where You Should Be ft. Sam Frank