If Deep Disco is your thing then underground San Francisco label Smoke N’ Mirrors is something that should be on your radar. In addition to releasing the acclaimed When We Onfull length from Crazy P last year, the Om Records sub-label has also rounded up releases from solid talent like Edit Murphy, Ian Pooley, Body Language, and more. Today, Smoke N’ Mirrors released the second compilation in their Audio Illusions series, featuring 17 superb and smooth tracks — all of which I recommend investigating. Preview the entire compilation below and pick up the release on Beatport. Continue Reading
Body Language’s remix of “Trip” by Vacationer is the perfect track to kick off your vacation to. When the sun has just risen, your car is packed and you’re ready to embark on a top-down, sun-filled journey across the country, this is the song on repeat. Or when your plane is flying over the ocean, your headphones are on and your head is in the clouds, this is your song. The Vacationer + Body Language combo perfectly captures those moments of relaxed anticipation as you’re ready to embark on your journey with its soothing 60s-style vocal harmonies and smooth midtempo groove. Grab the track for FREE and take a trip…
This week’s Dirt is a compilation of many different vibes and grooves brought to you by Burn Unit and me. Although my colleague and I share many of the same tastes for music, we gather much of our new tunage from different outlets, making the combination of our curation a wholesome, healthy platter of solid tracks that we see fit only for GDD™‘s longest standing feature, The Dirt. Have at it and have a great weekend ladies and gentlemen!
DIDDY HOUSE • 11:11 – Tourist Trap (Jamie Jones ‘Miss X’ Remix)√√√+++ [192kbps] Diddy recently completed work on an album with techno guru Guy Gerber under the moniker 11:11 and the remix package for ‘Tourist Trap’ features Visionquest, Soul Clap, this gem, and more. Personally, I think it’s great for the industry that Diddy is on board with such incredibly talented underground artists. Guy is calling the collab the “future of electronic pop.”
There’s really nothing quite like a big room Phoenix remix to generate a little movement in the lumber yard. The GTA boys have had this out for a minute, but just recently made it available for download. Click through to SoundCloud to grab it in all its glory!
NOT SURE WHAT TO CALL IT BUT IT’S GOOD HOUSE • No Body – Start Again√+ Imagine that Bart B More and Benny Benassi had a baby, then that baby grew up and knocked up Dirty South’s baby, and then yeah, you get the point… that’s what this sounds like.
I will always associate any rendition of this song with Mehdi. Pretty much the most absurd tagteam set ever was going down between Boys Noize, A-Trak, Busy P, Riton, Diplo and Mehdi at an Electric Zoo afterparty when one of the guys (I think Pedro) dropped ‘How Deep Is Your Love.’ The place went apeshit, I went upstairs to get a drink, and that’s the last memory I have of DJ Mehdi behind the decks. I’ll never forget that moment… You should click through to SoundCloud and read the description A-Trak wrote for this dub he did. Truly touching. Always remember to keep on smiling. RIP Mehdi.
DIRTY DANCERS! Go deep into the new season with my brand new Fall mix filled with bedroom bliss + dance floor delight. Special attention goes to the back to back exclusives by MOON BOOTS and VICEROY – thank you gentlemen for hookin’ up GDD™ + me & allowing us to debut these two smokin’ hot new tracks.
• M83 – Midnight City (Christian Strobe Remix)
• Gigamesh feat. Nicole Godiva – People
• Beni feat. Mattie Safer – Someone Just Like You (VillA Remix)
• Body Language – Falling Out (Tiger & Woods Remix)
• Moon Boots – Off My Mind
• Viceroy – Unwind
• Beni feat. Nomi Ruiz – Sway
• The Magician – I Don’t Know What to Do (Fabian Remix)
• Sneaky Sound System – Big (Oliver Remix)
• The Whip – Secret Weapon (Alex Metric Remix)
• Katy B – Lights On (Gigamesh Remix)
• Fabian – This Night
• All The Lights – Chasing Colours (Plastic Plates Remix)
• Novika – Miss Mood (Hot Toddy Remix)
• Darren Hayes – Talk Talk Talk (Fred Falke Remix)
• Flight Facilities – Foreign Language (Will Saul & Tam Cooper Remix)
• Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know (Compuphonic Remix)
Tiger and Woods’ brand new remix of “Falling Out” by Body Language is eight minutes plus of double disco splendor. Tiger and Woods take the original soulful disco track and shape it & form it into their own brand of punchy, rubbery disco. I know, I know, disco this and disco that – everyone seems to be dabbling in disco nowadays. But if ever there were two artists who know how to do disco properly, it’s Body Language and it’s Tiger and Woods. And when you combine the two, be prepared to glide + boogie like never before.
With the weekend creeping up on us and the sun shining bright here in beautiful Los Angeles, I found it perfectly fitting to post another dreamy, sun-kissed mixtape from GDD™ fav, Edwin Van Cleef. The man has yet to disappoint, and this May Mix proves no different as he includes some great tracks from the likes of Plastic Plates, SebastiAn, Peter & The Magician, and more. Put on those shades and head on outside this weekend, kiddos, and while you’re at it, throw this baby on…
Last week I got a chance to shoot over some questions to the legendary DJ Hell, an icon of the electronic music and fashion worlds and an influence to dance music lovers around the globe. The man has been credited by many as the founder of the electroclash scene in Germany in the mid-90′s, and has collaborated with multiple artists over the years including Bryan Ferry and Peter Kruder. At the end of this month Hell will be releasing an eclectic, yet brilliantly assembled, mix on Get Physical titled Body Language Volume 9. Make sure to get your mits on it upon its release at the end of August. For now, check out these quick six…
gottadancedirty™: Thanks so much for taking the time to answer a few questions with us. To start off, what is your usual drink order? This question has become somewhat of a tradition here at GDD.
DJ Hell: I drink only Apfelschorle or coffee.
GDD™: You’ve collaborated with some fashion icons throughout the years. How do you think electronic music and fashion influence each other? More so than other musical genres? What would you say is the connection between the two?
Hell: Music and fashion were always one action -both sides get inspired and live together very well. It is not something that is just related to electronic music, but all musical genres. People go out to clubs or festivals and of course like to get dressed or jump into another identity.
GDD™: Do you have any crazy stories about the underground scene in either West and East Germany before the fall of the Wall? How do you think the contemporary Berlin club scene has retained some of the qualities and vibe of an “underground club?”
Hell: When the wall came down this was the start of the German techno scene and culture, the people from the East were more than ready to party and techno music was the soundtrack. There were illegal parties with 2000 people dancing in the dark somewhere in Berlin to the sound of the drum and a strobelight. I’m still proud that I was – and am till now – a part of the scene. Now bar 25 – berghain or watergate are ruling, but there is still a great power of the Berlin underground vibe all over, its just not as easy as 20 years ago to find these parties.
GDD™: How was your experience working with Bryan Ferry for ‘You Can Dance’? Do you enjoy collaborating with other artists in your productions?
Hell: Collaborating is the only way I can get more experience and learn from the masters. For my work I choose the most professional people possible, so it was a great experience to work with the most charismatic singer of all time, meet him and also work with him behind the scenes. I am still trying to work with Mr. Bowie and Mr. Eno for my next album.
GDD™: Why did you choose to release this mix on Get Physical? What do you think the relevance is of artists releasing mix CDs these days?
Hell: Get Physical is simply one of my fave labels the last 6 years and I am really good friends with all of them. It was a pleasure for me to go this way and show my, lets say, house side more. I have been playing house music as a DJ since 85, when farley jackmaster phunk and jm silk released their first records, when we didn’t know what this so called house music should be called and where it had its roots . My spirit and love were always with this music and now i can show this again in this mix.
GDD™: In what kinds of ways have the advancements in technology affected your producing and/or DJing over the years? Do you think everyone having the opportunity to produce a track has overall enhanced electronic music today?
Hell: To me the formula has not changed much since back in the days. A good track is a good track and if its good enough and has something to say i play it. In Chicago they say -let the records speak and I think it’s still all about music and how you bring it into a club and how you present it to the crowd.
GDD™: Thanks again for your time we really appreciate it.
Again, make sure to grab Body Language at the end of the month; below is the tracklisting.
Body Language 9:
1. Christian Prommer – “Sueño Latino” (DJ Hell – All U Need Is Love Remix) 2. Baby Ford + Eon – “Dead Eye” 3. Kirk Degiorgio – “Nairobi” (Carl Craig Remix) 4. Josh One – “Contemplation” (King Britt Funke Remix) 5. Will Saul & Tam Cooper feat. Ursula Rucker – “Where Is It?” (Re-Loved Dub) 6. DJ Assassin – “Face In The Crowd” (Intellidread Mix) 7. Melody Boy 2000 – “Monotone Fantastique” 8. The Balanescu Quartet – “The Robots” 9. David Sylvian – “Forbidden Colours” 10. Depeche Mode – “Esque” 11. Die Vögel – “Empire” (Original vs. Dixon Edit) 12. Club M.C.M. – “It’s Me” 13. Stereotyp – “Take The Weight” (Peter Kruder Vocal Mix) 14. Clara Moto feat. Mimu – “Silently” (Kirk Degiorgio Remix) 15. Ché – “The Incident” (Wet Dream Mix) 16. DJ Linus – “Are You Ready?” 17. Dollkraut – “Loot” (Original Version) 18. Adam Port – “I Love You” 19. Daniel Wang – “Warped” 20. Walter Murphy – “A Fifth Of Beethoven” 21. Klaus Schulze – “Stardancer” 22. DJ Hell – “Germania” 23. David Bowie & The Pat Metheny Group – “This Is Not America”
Until then, check out this live mix that Hell did at Club Weekend.