Good morning! Today’s stories include Deadmau5 + Madonna, Lollapalooza, Avicii, Nicholas Jaar, David Guetta, & Jamie Jones. Please read on after the jump.
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Our favorite ghetto-tech chicano Harvard Bass has given in to the Levels craze and created a special almost dub version of the original Aveech tune. For those who play respectful sets and don’t wanna seem like your playing the cheese, Harvie Bass has the version for you. And for FREE? TECH YES.
Photo by: Alexander Jacob
Good morning! We apologize for the lack of the usual update on Monday that was due to our server being down. Today’s news includes a wealth of information on Avicii, I Love This City Festival (SF/SD), Lightning in a Bottle, The Music Box, Keys N Krates, Justin Martin, Mary Anne Hobbs, Sympho Nympho, SBTRKT, Body Language Vol. 11, & Ibiza 123 Rocktronic. Please read on after the jump.
My how I enjoy triple headliner nights at CONTROL. This week we have 3 fantastic international acts that have really had an amazing last year. Out of Jakarta, Angger Dimas has finally made his way to the United States in the past 12 months, playing shows all over the country with his Afrojack-esque style. Swedish duo Cazzette joined up with Avicii and the At Night family this past year and are on their way to becoming the next big thing out of Scandinavia. Finally, CONTROL frequenter, Sharooz, is back in Hollywood to show the Avalon crowd what he does best. Lots of good music to be heard on Friday, indeed.
Please email all names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM on Friday.
$15 before 10PM
$20 before 11PM
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There seem to be countless remixes of the famed “Levels,” but there are few that are truly pioneering and one of which is the work of an Andon Artist, TheFatRat. While still remaining anonymous, he is at it again with his signature disco complextro complete with a little Etta James. With the repetitive nature of electronic music, I feel that some producers have ventured away from the art of songwriting, but TheFatRat proves that there are still artists that are conscious of an arrangement from beginning to end. We have some great things in the works with TheFatRat, but they won’t be released until some time next week, so take this awesome tune and keep an eye out for more. Go ♥ it on The Hype Machine HERE!
Good morning! I hope you all had an excellent weekend. Today’s news features Beyond Wonderland, Tomorrowland 2012, a new Luminaire release, & Primavera Sound 2012. Please read on after the jump.
Good morning! It’s Friday and I have personally curated (as always) this very extensive GDD™ Morning Update as a gift to you for the weekend. Today’s news includes Deadmau5’s views on Simon Cowell’s new DJ talent show, Porter Robinson’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix debut, Super Bowl XLVI’s music and performers, Bassnectar, and much more. Please read on after the jump, I know you’ll enjoy it.
It was a few short years ago that nightclub impresario Jason Strauss was in Ibiza, chatting with four of his main competitors regarding rumblings they had heard of his next venture. Rumor had it he was opening a nightclub dedicated solely to dance music that would be the 62,000 square foot, 128 times per minute beating heart of a brand new casino in the Las Vegas desert. He confirmed their suspicions…they told him he was out of his fucking mind, but as the saying goes, the great ones normally are. At the time, this simply just wasn’t a successful business model, despite the current budding reputation of Vegas as the new American Ibiza. Clubs were open format, mostly hip-hop, except for a few of the midweek nights. Just last January that new venture became Marquee Las Vegas, and in one short year the club has established itself as one of the premiere nightlife destinations on the planet.
Upcoming projects for Jason and his partners include announcing a new Marquee-brand venue overseas, giving a major facelift for their New York City location, and undergoing a complete overhaul of the Marquee Las Vegas Dayclub for next summer (that will apparently install some infrastructure to allow the outdoor club that’s featured some of 2011’s best pool party line-ups to send flying humans – amongst other things – through the air).
2012 will see exclusive Las Vegas club residencies (that means these artists aren’t ruled out for EDC 2012) from Above & Beyond, ATB, Benny Benassi, Chuckie, Dirty South, Erick Morillo, and Kaskade, and that’s just who is returning. The new residencies they plan on announcing in the coming month I’m sure will positively blow our collective mind.
Today, Avicii announced that he’ll be hitting the US this January with an impressive 26 shows in 27 days, starting January 5th at The Fillmore in Detroit and culminating the 31st in Amherst, MA. More impressively, Avicii and his manager Ash Pournouri will be donating a whopping $1 Million to the Feeding America organization to help fight hunger in America. It’s not everyday that we see acts like these from world class DJs/artists, and we here at GDD™ are in full support of what the At Night family is up to. Hopefully, this will put the wheels in motion for similar acts from other artists around the world, driving the familiar sense of compassion and unity in dance music to problems that the world community is facing. I think that the following quotes from Avicii and Ash, respectively, are a testament to their true humanitarianism:
“For me personally when I found out how widespread the hunger problem in the United States actually was it blew my mind. I never would have imagined that 1 in 6 people in America struggle with hunger or that 1 in 4 children routinely do not get enough to eat. It feels right to kick off this movement of giving back in the US, seeing how many amazing experiences and opportunities America has given me over the past two years, as well as the support I’ve gotten from my fans here.”
“This is the first time in electronic music history that someone is stepping up in such a massive way to engage fans in a movement to give back in their communities. I felt it was time to turn a corner and tear down the negative stereotypes of drugs and reckless partying often associated with the house/trance/dance music scene as it’s a far cry from what the reality of electronic music is today. So Avicii and I are putting our money where our mouth is and taking the first step to give back to the country and the fans that have helped shape our careers.”
Support their cause and head on out to an Avicii show near you, and for more information on their donation, head to HouseForHunger.org.
January 5: The Fillmore in Detroit, MI
January 6: Epic Nightclub in Minneapolis, MN
January 7: The Rave in Milwaukee, WI
January 8: Stage AE Amphitheater in Pittsburgh, PA
January 9: Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH
January 10: The Pageant in St. Louis, MO
January 12: The Midland Theatre in Kansas City, MO
January 13: Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO
January 14: Reno Downtown Ballroom in Reno, NV
January 15: (Day Show) University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ
January 15: (Night Show) Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ
January 16: Austin Music Hall in Austin, TX
January 17: Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, TX
January 18: Buchanan’s Event Center in El Paso, TX
January 19: Stereo Live in Houston, TX
January 20: The Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX
January 21: TBA
January 24: Orpheum Theatre in Madison, WI
January 25: Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA
January 26: Main Street Armory in Rochester, NY
January 27: University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL
January 28: Coliseum of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico
January 29: Summit Series in Squaw Valley, CA
January 30: Ryan Center in Kingston, RI
January 31: Mullins Center in Amherst, MA
We recently took a brief poll of what our fans on Facebook & Twitter thought was the “Track of the Year,” and we received overwhelming responses for “Levels” by Avicii. After an enormous year with productions as well as touring, Avicii is coming back to San Francisco for an encore after playing a couple dates at Ruby Skye back in September. On December 29th, he will be playing at The Warfield at two separate times (7:30pm and 11pm). However, the 11pm show is already sold out, but there are still tickets available for the 7:30pm slot! San Francisco, we recommend you act fast on tickets to catch an artist that is partially responsible for electronic music’s recent explosion in the US. Keep an eye on our Facebook on Friday for a ticket giveaway and see how Australia gets down with Avicii after the jump!