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This will be a very special week for our Thursday event in Santa Monica, as we’ll be celebrating two birthdays in one. I’m lucky to share the same birthday week as my pal Vivek Srinivasan, who heads up the DANCEiSM side of VERSUS, and we’re bringing in an AWESOME special guest for the occasion — a man who has never played VS before and one who we’ve wanted to grace the 1s and 2s at The Central for a long time. Supporting him will be a surfeit of talent including our buddy from Australia, Craig Willams, a back to back set from BONES and our Miami brother Troy Kurtz, and a closing world debut set from Shadynasty, the newly formed duo project of Shae B and Burn Unit. Needless to say it’s exactly how I want to celebrate my birthday.

RSVP HERE for FREE entry before 11PM.

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Dev is the 22 year-old American singer and songwriter best known for her bouncy Electro-vocal style on collaborations with top tier acts like David Guetta, Timbaland, Afrojack, and The Cataracs, and this Friday she’ll be performing a live set at CONTROL at the Avalon in Hollywood. Supporting DJ sets will come from Yung Skeeter (AKA Skeet Skeet), James Egbert, Mr. White, GDD™’s Burn Unit, and Sam Hiller.

Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM tomorrow night.

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We’re in for another fun one at Avalon in Hollywood this Friday. Atlanta’s Le Castle Vania will be coming back to CONTROL for another headline romp along with supporting sets from our good pal BetaTraxx, Black Cards, and GDD™‘s Bones and Burn Unit. Tons of fun. Tons of tunes.

Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be added to our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM on Friday.

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Internet radio is tricky when it comes to mixes.  Who gets paid what royalties, how much are they paid, and how do we know which songs are used in the first place?  Other streaming platforms have failed to address these concerns around long-form digital content, but Thefuture.fm has a solution.  They’ve created MixSCAN which does exactly what the name implies: analyzes the mix and marks each individual track.  Get the world’s top DJs to curate the content, and you’ve got what could be the solution DJs have been waiting for.  We’ve of course got mixes from GDD™ up as well, check out what our mixes look like on the platform, courtesy of BONES, aRod, Tropicool and Burn Unit.

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The excitement is heating up as we’re only 2 days away until Colorado’s Vail Valley gets transformed into the winter wonderland of noise known as Snowball Music Festival. After a huge success with last years debut and a memorable follow up @ Snowglobe for New Years, the anticipation couldn’t be higher for what’s becoming the staple seasonal music event in the rocky mountains. With a beefed up lineup and a array of great late night events, there is something for every festival-goers taste. This year, GDD will also be hosting an official after party on Friday night! Find out more below…

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. The sultan of the sky-hook. Self-described as a black Ricky Rubio that rebounds like Shaq in his prime, MATT BLACK aka Burn Unit, will be celebrating his birthday at Versus this Thursday! In addition to the birthday festivities, GDD™ Top 10 DJ of 2011, TJR, will be headlining the night along with support from Casino Gold, Kid Lightning, and of course, a Matt Black-ed Out closing set from Burn Unit.

This event will be slammed, so make sure to RSVP HERE, arrive early, stay late, and give Mr. Black a big ol’ birthday hug.

RSVP Closes at 7:30p day of the event
FREE before 11pm w/ RSVP
$5 after

LOCATION:
@ The Central: Social Aide & Pleasure Club
1348 14th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
Thursday February 9th
9:00pm-2:00am
21+
$5 Red Bull Vodkas til 11pm!

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This Thursday, Gotta Dance Dirty and DANCEiSM are proud to celebrate 1 year of VERSUS  this week @ The Central in Santa Monica! Throughout 2011 we embarked on a mission to bring cutting-edge EDM artists to the westside, and here we are 1 year later having had the pleasure to host acts ranging from Round Table Knights to  to Dillon Francis to Mumbai Science to D.Ramirez. 2012 promises to be a big year for the VS party, and we hope to continue dancing every Thursday night away with all of you.

We’re bringing out the big guns for our first birthday. 2 HUGE secret guests that are absolutely not to be missed. Neither one has ever played VERSUS and they are both well known dance floor slayers! Supporting the night will be the sounds of GDD’s own Burn Unit and our VS residents Ben Oprstu and Bones. This event will reach capacity, so make sure to RSVP and arrive early!

We’ll also be filming and shooting photos all night so be sure to wear your GDD Apparel so we can be sure to get you on the site and in the videos!

RSVP @ DANCEiSM.COM

RSVP Closes at 7:30p day of the event
FREE before 10pm w/ RSVP
$5 after 10pm | $10 after 11pm

LOCATION:
@ The Central: Social Aide & Pleasure Club
1348 14th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404

Thursday January 5th
9:00pm-2:00am
21+
$5 Red Bull Vodkas til 11pm!

TUNAGE:


Strap on your helmets kids, we got another big one @ CONTROL. This Friday, we welcome back heavyweights Chris Lake and Style Of Eye to the decks, along with recent Beatport sensation and local hero TJR. Just when you thought it was safe to go home after that, we’re proud to announce the main stage debut of our very own Matt Black aka Burn Unit. Opening support will kick off from Billy Noorlag, and we’re gonna be in for the long haul all night. Make sure to RSVP to the email below, and it’s imperative you arrive well before 11pm to insure entry for the discount price. After that, the doors get cray cray. You know what to do… LEZGO!

RSVP to:  Jonah@GottaDanceDirty.com
GDD Discount: $10 before 11PM

SET TIMES:
930 – 11 Billy Noorlag
11 – 1215 TJR
1215 – 145 Chris Lake
145 – 3 Style of Eye
3 – cl Burn Unit

TUNAGE:

TJR – California Love (Hip-Hop Drop)
TJR – California Love (Dub)

Chris Lake & Nightriders – NYC (Nelski Edit)

As much as I could do without the drive there, the NOS Events Center is truly one of the best all-around venues for a massive dance event that I’ve ever seen. The fine people at Insomniac always manage to get the best out of any space they bring the beats and freaks to, but the combination of massive hangars, outdoor tents, trees and a beautiful lake to watch fireworks in and relax by really can’t be beat in my eyes. Of course, the wise Friedrich Nietzsche once pointed out that “without music, life would be a mistake” and it holds true that the venue would be nothing without the incomparable lineup that Insomniac once again rolled out, stacked top to bottom with heavy hitters and game changers in every genre.

GDD™ sent out solo astronauts into the abyss each day, and ///Bones and myself will be giving you our respective takes on the events of both Friday and Saturday.

FRIDAYBONES
Coming off a huge success @ last years festival, Nocturnal Wonderland expanded its schedule to become a 2-day showcase. Friday, although being the shortened lineup of the two having only 3 of 5 stages open, still brought out the big guns with Avicii, Dirty South, Fedde Le Grande and 12th Planet. I got there in time for the end of Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano on the Main Stage, who surprisingly blew me away with (clearly) their big room experience. Followed by back-to-back sets from Dirty South and Avicii, Alice’s House (Main Stage) was erupting in a wave of energy. The monstrous structure that was the Main Stage was overwhelming, but in any case only fitting for what was being heard from its towering sound system.

Best Performance12th Planet

Our main man John Dadzie (Yes, rockin’ our Invert.Tut shirt) knew he had to prove why he was closing the Dubstep/DnB stage, and the 10,000 that flocked to his set were not disappointed. With such a high energy performance and a stage presence that’s unmatched, 12th Planet absolutely set the place on fire. What made this set more mind blowing was that he was mixing bouncy electro house in with the big bassy selections, giving his set a real festival feel. When I asked him afterwards why he was now playing out up-tempo tunes, he told me that True Pseudo (his former project with Flinch) is about to be coming back in a big way.”

SATURDAYBurn Unit
I had every intention of getting up and getting my day started bright and early, but we showed up much closer to 6PM as the sun was starting to fade to the west. Undaunted, it was off to Layo & Bushwhacka straight away. The London duo did a great job of getting me in the right state of mind, but feeling a bit antsy and eager to explore it was time to go meet some more party animals over in Alice’s House.

After a quick stop at Sigma, and being disappointed after not hearing a shred of Drum N’ Bass, it was time for some Big Room Haus! The structure that Insomniac now regularly brings in for the Main Stage is absolutely monstrous, and if you feel like getting ravey it’s definitely the place to be. Before I knew it Sebastian Ingrosso was standing behind the decks and the crowd below me was positively exuberant.

Best PerformancePeaceTreaty

This being their last performance as a trio, you could say this was sort of a sentimental pick for ‘Best Performance.’ Fact of the matter though is that the fellas absolutely crushed it to an enthusiastic crowd who passed on the likes of Kaskade and Mark Knight to party with PeaceTreaty.

All in all, Insomniac did a fantastic job as per usual. The comprehensive and detailed approach to party throwing is what got them to the top of the game in the States, and it’s what is going to keep them expanding around the globe in the future. Party on, Wayne.

Once again, we are extremely excited to host a HUGE international secret guest this week at VS. at The Central in Santa Monica. Although I obviously can’t tell you who it is, I can say that this artist will be playing main stage at the Nocturnal Wonderland festival in San Bernardino this weekend. If that’s not enough to get you to come out, we also have GDD™ fav, Audrey Napoleon, and our own Burn Unit warming up the 1s and 2s. This week is going to be up there with one of our BIGGEST VS. parties yet, so come on out early for this FREE show!

RSVP at DANCEiSM.COM for FREE entry before 10:30PM.

LOCATION:
The Central: Social Aide & Pleasure Club
1348 14th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
Thursday, September 22nd
9:30pm-2:00am
21+
$5 Red Bull Vodkas

If you saw it, you know. If you missed it, come find out.

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jonahberry