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Good morning! Today’s headlines include Ultra Music Festival, Fatboy Slim, Bassnectar, Snoop Dogg, Wynn Las Vegas, Modeselektor, & Culprit Sessions. Please read on after the jump.

 

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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.
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Today, GDD™ fav, Bassnectar, is graciously giving away a 6-pack of remixes from his album, Divergent Spectrum, which was released in August of last year. The freebie pack comes equipped with remixes from Steve Aoki, The Glitch Mob, Beats Antique, Terravita, ill.Gates, and you guessed it, Bassnectar. I’d love to give my two cents on each track, but I’ll step back and let Lorin handle it this time.
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Tomorrow, Burn Unit and I will be embarking on our journey North to the first SnowGlobe Music Festival in Lake Tahoe for New Year’s Eve. The excitement and anticipation of the Wintery mountain vibes coupled with a star-studded lineup leaves me with an urge to turn the clocks forward so the festivities can finally commence. Not only is this festival great for the music, but also the other things that the organizers are including such as the art, installations, and performers that will create an experience unique to this year’s SnowGlobe. If you still don’t have plans for NYE, you may regret not taking advantage of this excellent opportunity, so grab tickets while you still can.

On top of the outstanding festival line-up you can’t forget about the official late night events taking place put on by our good friends from SF BLAP Productions, with performances by Porter Robinson, Dillon Francis, MiM0SA, and more every night from Thursday to Saturday! On Friday night make sure to catch GDD’s very own Matt Black aka Burn Unit spinning with Madeon at the Horizon Stateline Casino! Click the link above for tickets!

If you can’t make it, come back here next week for our full review! Check out my tentative artist selections, videos, and some relevant music for the drive out after the jump.

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Last Friday, Bassnectar brought his usual insanity to the Hollywood Palladium and I was lucky enough to experience it for my fourth time. I have never been disappointed by a set from Lorin, and I’m sure the attendees of his 78 sold-out shows earlier this year would agree. He is a master of puppets, gaining control of the crowd from his first drop and toying with them till the end of his encore. Of course, it is all in excellent Bassnectar taste with the unparalleled diversity in music that he squeezes into his two hour time slot. I feel that he is an artist that has fully realized the motto, “creativity has no limits,” as he continues to progress and push the boundaries of what a producer/DJ is perceived to be. Although a mix will never do justice to the experience of a Bassnectar live show, you can definitely get a taste of it with his brand new Color Storm Remixtape. Check it out and do yourself a favor by buying a ticket to one of his Fall tour dates!

Bassnectar – Color Storm Remixtape by Bassnectar

Bassnectar – Color Storm Remixtape

Tracklist:
Bassnectar – Color Storm
Bassnectar & Seth Drake – Above & Beyond
Bassnectar – Upside Down (Bassectar & Terravita Remix)
Top Cat & Rebel MC – Original Ses
Bassnectar & Datsik – YES
TC – Tap Ho (Bassnectar Remix)
Zion I – Juicy Juice (Acapella)
NIN – Closer (Instrumental)
Dick Dale – Miserlou (Pulp Fiction Theme) (Bassnectar Remix)
Bassnectar – Voodoo (Bassnectar & ill.Gates Remix)
Nirvana – In Bloom (Bassnectar Mashup)
MIA – Paper Planes (Instrumental)
Nas – If I Ruled The World (Acapella)
ill.Gates & Captain Hook – Open your Eyes (Bassnectar Remix)

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For our thirty-sixth edition of the infamous DIRT, we bring you a top 12 chart of some of the best tracks right now in electronic music from pretty much across the board. Though they all share a common dirty-ness to them, we chose these tracks for unique reasons – and what better way to convey that then to charm you with our personal opinion on why you should direct yourself to the download link immediately (the best way we know how to).

drink up dirty dancers…

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DIRTY
Felix Cartal & Keatch – Lazy Bird (Original Mix) √+
I’ve literally waited over a year for this track to be released, and for it to have stayed locked away until just a week ago is a marvel in its own. We all know that Felix Cartal has caught our attention once again with his recent productions, but the help of Belgium-based Keatch makes their collaborative EP’s Solar and now Animals unmatchable. Grab this in 192 and do yourself a solid and purchase the full EP here.

BIG ROOM
Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa – Feedback (Original Mix) √+
This summer wherever you are in festival mode, you’re gonna hear headliners from the main stage (you should know who) playing this massive collaboration between big room track kings Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa. This one also has the same riff as Daft Punk’s ‘Rollin & Scratchin’ – but takes it to a level suitable for crowds in the 25,000+ category. BIG.

DIRTY DISCO
In Flagranti – Worse For Wear (Punks Jump Up Remix) √+
The first time I heard this in the Light Year Summer Mix, I played the mix over and over just because of this track. The howling bass line behind the drums, claps and cowbells (with a hint of dirty sax) turn the original vocal into a drunken disco fire-starter.

BASS
DJ Fresh – Louder (Club Mix) √+
Even though I don’t play out dubstep (or bass music for that matter) in my sets, I still respect it very much because of anthems like this one. This track is special however because of the newly found sound of drum & bass hero DJ Fresh. Groundbreaking tune, a MUST even if you don’t care for dubstep. Grab this 192, but get serious with the 320 here.

FUNKY
Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You √+
This officially came out at the very start of this year, but I haven’t been able to stop playing it out in my sets, in my car, or any where I can feel some low end with this baby. Julio Bashmore creates a love child with funk, soul and bass driven rhythm. In fact, the lyrics in the tune actually ring true because they definitely make me wanna get up, stomp my feet, and get down.

FUTURE
Kry Wolf – 3001 (Original Mix) √+
AC Slater struck gold when he discovered Kry Wolf and signed him to his Party Like Us label. His production flies across the board, but this track is titled ’3001′ because it is takes you that far ahead in time to the future of the drop. Let this one grow on you, it’s the best kind of WEIRD you could ask for.

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SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER
CSS – Hit Me Like a Rock (Dillon Francis Remix)
Another killer free tune from Mr.Francis. Radio rips have been floating around for awhile, but it was finally released this past week.

DRUM & BASS
Botnek – Jerpa (Botnek Drum & Bass Remix)
An uncommon Drum & Bass remix from this up and coming Canadian Duo. If you like this track, check out the guest Dirt they did a few weeks back for some more major tunes. They are definitely a group to watch.

MOOMBAHTON
Tittsworth & Alvin Risk – Pendejas
Great new track from two of Washington DC’s best. More along the lines of moombahcore. If you dig artists like Munchi & Dillon Francis you will love this track.

ELECTRO DISCO
LBCK – Instant Party
Great new track with a great summer vibe, Huge EP from the Long Beach based duo.

GRINDCORE
Bassnectar – Upside Down
A new release from one of the bass game’s heavyweights. It is just what we have come to expect from Bassnectar over the years: HEAVY HEAVY bass.

ELECTRO HOUSE
Lady Gaga – The Edge of Glory (Porter Robinson Club Mix)
I am usually not a huge fan of any of the new pop electro house that has been going around these days. But I must admit, I really like this track. The drop in the middle is worth the download!

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It’s been a long time coming, but what better way to release my newest mix as the exclusive promo for the upcoming Snowball Music Festival - March 4th – 6th in Vail, Colorado. I will be performing along side a phenomenal lineup of electronic acts (just check out the dance music poster at the bottom of this post and get the idea of whats about to happen) and solid indie bands (Flaming Lips, anyone?) I was going to try to include tracks from several of the artists playing the festival but I just have too many other great tunes that I’ve been waiting to unleash on you dirty dancin’ fools. So whether you’re gonna be with us in Colorado destroying the dance tent, or shakin that booty and fist pumping at your computer screen, grab this little doozy and get your dirty on. Oh, and I’ve decided to add the soundcloud player so you guys can listen from work or wherever you need to sneak your cheap thrills in.

///BONES – SNOWBALL PROMO MIX (download)

Dada Life – White Noise/Red Meat (Bassjackers Remix)
Sgt. Slick – Like This (Angger Dimas Remix)
Light Year – Five Girls
Seductive – Heat It Up ft. Lady Bee (Rene Kuppens Remix)
Spencer & Hill – Yeah Yeah Yeah (Bastian Van Shield Remix) √+
Wolfgang Gartner – Space Junk
iSquare – Hey Sexy Lady (DJ Mr. White Remix) √+
iSquare – Hey Sexy Lady (Afrojack Remix)
TJR ft. DJ Gant-Man – Juke It (Original Vocal Mix)
Carte Blanche ft. Kid Sister – Do! Do! Do! (Laidback Luke Remix)
Nightriders – Hey (Nom De Strip Remix)
Harvard Bass – Pruno
Malente & Moston – Oh My God (NT89 Remix)
Peacetreaty – Change
No Body – Syria (VIP Edit)
Freddo Fuori – Master At Work (Real El Canario Remix) √+

///BONES – SNOWBALL FEST PROMO MIX by trevorBONES

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This week at VS. we’d like to take you deep into the world of dark techno. Our good friend, Audrey Napoleon, will be headlining the night along with support from Avi D, Andrew Serrano, and Houser MD. If you haven’t heard about our new West Side weekly by now, come on out and see what all the hype is about tomorrow night. Again, the party will be FREE w/ RSVP at DANCEiSM.com this week, along with $5 Red Bull/Vodkas all night so don’t worry about breaking the bank. Let’s get hopped up and listen to techno.

Listing Info:
The Central: Social Aid & Pleasure Club
1348 14th St., Santa Monica, CA
FREE w/ RSVP at DANCEiSM.com
21+  9PM – 2AM

Tunage:
Stedd & Numca – Hamlet (No Body’s Just Brain Edit) √+

Fantastic big room, ravey remix by our friends, No Body. They take Dada Life‘s favorite user-submitted track and make it fit for the big stage. Really looking forward to more production from these guys. Hop on over to DSCOTECH to check out their blog.

Ellie Goulding – Lights (Bassnectar Remix)
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It’s exactly what you’d expect from the song title. Ellie Goulding‘s angelic vocals matched with Bassnectar‘s unmatched production style.

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As 2010 draws to a close, we at GDD™ have decided to embark on a recap for you guys, and summarize our favorites from a truly epic year in EDM. Every day between now and January 1, our contributors will be pairing up to share their top picks with you. Tre and I drew the short straw and are up first, covering the bassier genres, so without further ado let’s kick things off…

Tre’s Picks:
Skream – Outside The Box [Tempa]
In my eyes, 2010 saw the start to a great number of full length albums from EDM artists, which is pretty uncommon. The genre of mainstream dubstep emerged and saw the release of Magnetic Man on a mainstream label (Columbia), as well as Rusko’s OMG! on Mad Decent. However, there was only one that really stuck out to me as worthy of my album of the year – Skream’s Outside The Box. A cracking album from start to finish that demonstrates Skream’s versatility as an artist, ranging from the beautiful and entrancing sounds of ‘Epic Last Song’ to the heavy as sin ‘Wibbler’, which was a longtime anticipated by dubsteppers early on in the year.
Essential Listening: Wibbler / How Real (Ft. Freckles) / Epic Last Song

Breakage – Foundation [Digital Soundboy]
2010 was the year that saw Breakage (aka James Boyle) burst through the EDM scene with his own unique style. Foundation is a groundbreaking album full of jungle inspired drums, haunting bass lines and an eclectic mix of drum and bass and dubstep. James Boyle has taken a futurist approach to the scene, cranking out tunes that give listeners the best of both worlds while maintaining percussive roots in a scene that has been flourishing since the early 90’s. Breakage follows the simple, yet crucial rule of quality over quantity and while his songs may not be the busiest they sure deliver a sound that can only be described as smooth, haunting and powerful.
Essential Listening: Hard (Ft. David Rodigan & Newham Generals) / Run ‘em Out (Ft. Roots Manuva) / Vial (Ft. Burial)

Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma [Brainfeeder]
2010 was also the year that IDM finally broke into the mainstream. This is one of those albums that stayed #1 in the unbelievably competitive billboard chart that is my car stereo. FlyLo’s intricate full length was a full force fusion of IDM, Jazz, Classical, 8-bit, hip-hop and so much more. Flying Lotus’ intense amount of work and emotion can be felt throughout the entire record, which arguably flows better than any other album I’ve heard this year. One can’t mention Cosmogramma without mentioning the enormous amount of collaborations that graced the album, from Laura Darlington to Thom Yorke.
Essential Listening: …And The World Laughs With You (Ft. Thom Yorke) / Do The Astral Plane / Nose Art


SweetFA’s Picks:
Netsky – Netsky [Hospital]
When I think of Belgium, probably the last thing that comes to mind is Drum & Bass, but this year I’ve been forced to have a rethink, after the success of Belgian DnB sensation Boris Daenen. Relatively new to the game, Daenen under the guise of Netsky unleashed his selftitled debut on the legendary London-based DnB label Hospital Records. Netsky’s liquid DnB sound has acted as a huge spark for the genre, breaking into the mainstream in a similar way to Pendulum when they unleashed Hold Your Color in 2005. With Hospital’s backing, you can expect big things from this guy.
Essential Listening: Pirate Bay / Moving With You (feat. Jenna G) / Escape (feat. Darrison)

Swedish House Mafia – One (Netsky Remix) by GDD-sweetfa

Horsepower Productions – Quest For The Sonic Bounty [Tempa]
Credited as one of the earliest pioneers of the dubstep genre, Horsepower Productions’ experimental UK Garage sound has been influencing scores of present day dubstep producers since the early noughties. The core duo consists of Benny Ill and Jay King, while Nassis and Lev Jnr drift in and out of the group, they worked together as a four piece for third studio album Quest For The Sonic Bounty which dropped last month. If you’re expecting high energy electronic wobble then this isn’t the one for you, but if you’re expecting a subtler more refined roots and garage album, then this is the one. For some the dubstep genre has begun to sound stale and monotonous, but when you listen to this record, you see that UK Garage is experiencing a second wind and will soon surpass it.
Essential Listening: Poison Wine / Water / Damn It

Underworld – Barking [Om Records]
While this record only touches the tips of bassier genres via some dank co production duties from Welsh DnB guru High Contrast, it’s definitely one of my top 5 records this year. Seeing an allstar lineup of co-producers including High Contrast, Appleblim, Dubfire, D.Ramirez and Paul Van Dyk, Barking is Underworld’s eighth studio album and it absolutely bangs. While it’s come under flak from some critics, I see it as some of their most ambitious and versatile work to date, ranging from the Deadmau5-ey prog house vibes of ‘Always Loved Film’, to straight up DnB jam ‘Scribble’. Those who were lucky enough to catch Karl Hyde and Rick Smith live this year will agree that these guys are one of the few acts whose live shows are even more mindblowing than their studio work, which is no easy feat.
Essential Listening: Scribble (co prod. by High Contrast) / Always Loved Film (co prod. by D.Ramirez / Strumpet Groove

Breakout Artists:
01: B-Complex
02: Breakage
03: Zeds Dead
04: Netsky
05: 12th Planet

Top Labels:
Brainfeeder

Subsidiary of Coldcut’s legendary Ninja Tune label that turned 20 this year, Brainfeeder is a collective run by Flying Lotus which this year has seen epic releases from FlyLo himself, as well as Daedelus, Mr. Oizo, Teebs and Tokimonsta.

Digital Soundboy

Started in 2005 by the legendary jungle mogul Shy FX, Digital Soundboy has become a household name in the electronic music scene. With both Shy’s musical knowledge and the talent he has recruited it is no wonder Digital Soundboy has become such a widely renowned and highly respected label. DS has had a massive year with hits from the likes of Breakage, Redlight, Benga, Benny Page, DJ Fresh, Caspa, Calibre and many more.

Circus Records

Circus Records was founded in 2008 in Weisbaden Germany, and now contains some of dubstep’s biggest names. Circus’ artists have saturated almost every dubsteppers itunes library and favorite clubs, whether it be the unique high end screeches of Doctor P, the intense layered basslines provided by Flux Pavilion or the diverse singles and remixes that Funtcase has dropped on us, we can’t deny that this was Circus’ year.

Best Live Performers:
01: Flying Lotus w/ Live band
02: Bassnectar
03: Magnetic Man

Biggest Tuneage:
01: Nero – Innocence
02: Bassnectar – Basshead √+
03: Skream – Wibbler √+
04: Plan B – Prayin’ (Breakage’s Bad Week Remix)
05: Freestylers – Cracks (Flux Pavilion Remix)
06: • Magnetic Man – Perfect Stranger [Beatport]
07: Plan B – Recluse (Netsky Remix)
08: Zeds Dead – White Satin
09: B-Complex – Beautiful Lies VIP
10: 12th Planet – Juakali – Reasons (Doctor P Remix)

Thus, what can we say bassheads, glitch freaks, and IDM nazis…this was truly our year ; ) So grab these tunes, curl up next to the fire hugging your most massive sub and reminisce, because the best has yet to come (and we will keep bringing it to you).

Always with love,

Tre & SweetFA


We’ve given away plenty of great tickets this year to the faithful readers of Gotta Dance Dirty™, but never have I had the opportunity to give away tickets to a sold out show like this one. If you haven’t bought your tickets to see Bassnectar and Eskmo already this Saturday at Fox Theatre in Oakland, you’ll be bummed to know that the show is sold out. On the other hand, you, the savvy reader and Bassnectar fanatic, will be pleased to know that I can make one pair of tickets available at will call. I want to make sure the winner of these tickets is not only a long time reader of our blog, but a huge Bassnectar fan as well.

The challenge, should you choose to accept, will be to email me at tronjeremy at gottadancedirty.com before 7:00 pm tonight both a linked photo (no attachments please) to a piece of Bassnectar swag, whether it be a record sleeve or an old ticket stub, and a brief story about the first time you started reading our humble blog.

Or, if you dropped the ball on buying tickets for a loved one as a holiday gift, tell me about that instead.

The most touching story wins the prize, the winner to be announced via Twitter. Good luck dirty dancers and Happy Holidays from all of us at the dirtiest (music) blog on the intertubes.

PS Get there early because his set is from 9:00 to 11:45.