So excited to get some proper hangs in with the dude, Cassian, next month in Miami! Ahead of the big time Sweat It Out event down there in March (which you’ll hear more about today), Cass has sent over a brilliant rework of the Cajmere classic, “Brighter Days,” cutting up the ever-familiar vocal and repositioning it above a sea of hi hats and on-point, rolling House drums. The rework comes as Cassian’s second musical offering this week as he also just unveiled his official remix for Kraak & Smaak‘s “Love Inflation” which you can check out below and pick up next week on Jalapeño Records. √+
As we lie in the heart of summer, BONES brings us the 4th installment of THE DEEP END, another refreshing hour of the underground to quench the heat of the season. Featuring new and classic tracks from the likes of SBTRKT, Torren Foot, Hot Since 82, Justin Martin & Eats Everything, Dusky, MK, Pleasurekraft, Mark Starr, Louie Fresco, and many more…
Apologies for the hiatus, friends. Last week that evil siren Vegas clutched the GDD™ crew tightly in her grasp and forbade us from blessing your ears with that week’s dosage of The Dirt. Alas, here we go, with ten tracks curated by our own Troy Kurtz & Burn Unit, fresh off two killer sets aboard the GDD™ Presents: Wide Awake Art Car Stage at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. Get it into you.
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.
Hot off of some serious hype for his recent Woman Like MeEP Remixes, Chicago native Willy Joy is keeping it going with a massive fall mixtape featuring loads of new tracks and exclusives. You’ll hear everything from some Brooklyn Bass from AC Slater and Bart B More to some hometown Chicago flavor from Cajmere to the grooving insta-classic from Julio Bashmore, ‘Battle For Middle You.’ It’s an eclectic mix for the masses, but don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what WJ had to say about it…
“The seasons are changing and I put together a new mix for Fall to help you shift gears. House, Techno, Electro, Moombahton and more – this is a bass heavy mix full of new sounds, classic sounds, and a few exclusives you won’t hear anywhere else. It’s chock-full of GDD favorites, and you can also hear previews of some of my upcoming tunes for Trouble & Bass and others. I’ll be on tour for a lot of the Fall, so keep checking my tour dates and say hi if I’m in your town. And, as always, holler at me on Twitter!”
The Count & Sinden – Future (Canblaster Remix)
Bart Bmore feat. AC Slater – Cry Baby
Dem Slackers – Global Grind (Baskerville Remix)
Zombie Nation – Tight (Etienne De Crecy Remix)
Yello – Oh Yeah (Tom Staar Remix)
Willy Joy – Woman Like Me (Flosstradamus Remix)
Magnum – Grooveworks (Hostage Remix)
Jay-Z & Kanye West – Otis (Gant-Man’s Otis Jacks Remix)
Hard Corey & Wray – Love Train (Cajmere’s Underground Goodies Mix)
Toadally Krossed Out – Toad Style
Acidkids & Tommie Sunshine – Never Slow (Mahesa Utara Remix)
Botnek – The Sound
Mele – What’s The 411
Dr. Gonzo – Dushi
Malente & Zero Cash – Hardware
Ben Westbeech – Something For The Weekend (Roska Remix)
Cajmere feat. Dajae – Brighter Days (8 to 8 Dub Mix)
Malente & Zero Cash – I’ll Be There I’ll Be There (Kill Frenzy Remix)
Cee-Lo Green – I Want You (Redlight Remix)
B. Rich – Ain’t Even Mad
The Living Graham Bond & Shooting Horses – Premier
French Fries & Bambonou – Hugz
Slap In The Bass – Egypt (Hostage Remix)
Hostage – Straight Raw
DJ JWLS – Bashin’
Klever – Atencion
Alex Clare – Up All Night (Nadastrom Remix)
Willy Joy – Pyramid
Tittsworth & Alvin Risk – Pendejas
Willy Joy – Battle For LA
Equinox – Yanked
Willy Joy – Gimme Dat
Donovans – FX1
The Hacker & Gesaffelstein – Crainte (Original Mix)
Bart Bmore – Traction (Club Mix)
Willy Joy – Neverending Night
Frank Ski – Whores In The House
Wiley – Link Up (Instrumental)
Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You
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BIG ONE! This is probably the most excited I’ve been for a CONTROL booking in a while. Green Velvet is a living legend. His origins in Chicago facilitated a musical upbringing that was ubiquitous with Chicago House music. Founding the respected Cajual Records in the early 1990s, Green Velvet AKA Cajmere AKA Curtis Jones was at the forefront of the genre, with Coffee Pot AKA Percolator reaching dancefloors across the globe. This Friday, prepare to be blown away as Green Velvet brings some of the best House music you’ve ever heard to the Avalon in Hollywood.
Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted before 5:30PM tomorrow night.
$10 before 10PM
$15 before 11PM
9:30-11:00PM : Rifat Ziadeh
11:00-12:15AM : Mike Balance
12:15-1:45AM : Green Velvet
1:45-3:00AM : J.Phlip
3:00AM-Close : ///BONES
By the beard of Zeus was it hot in Los Angeles today! Someone told me that it hit 113 degrees in downtown which is restoring my faith and concern in global warming. Good thing the Penthouse is in close proximity to the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Anyway, this trifecta of turbulent tunage will definitely not cool you down, but who can dance dirty without getting a little hot n’ bothered? Get these goodies before they evaporate into the stratosphere!
These two are probably my favorite remixes of the smash hit by Cajmere AKA Curtis Jones AKA Green Velvet, although the Major Lazer and Riva Starr versions are very admirable as well. Pick up the entire Percolator Package on iTunes or Beatport. Oh, and just a little announcement; Claude VonStroke and Dada Life will both be coming to CONTROL at the Avalon in October and November, respectively. Yeeeeeehaw.
Our fellow LA resident Paparazzi just sent this over for a GDD™ exclusive release today. Big synth + Alexis’ vocals = always a good time. Paparazzi is currently working on an original EP and a few other remixes as well as planning to reinstate the famous Check Yo Ponytail party in a couple months along with iHeartComix‘ Franki Chan and Media Contender‘s Danny Johnson. Keep your peepers peeled!
Isn’t there a saying that the best things come in 3′s? Either way, another huge CONTROL tripleheader is being held this Friday at the Avalon in Hollywood, with the return of the lovely Annie Mac, as well as performances by two artists who have both already had an absolutely smashing 2010; the unpredictable Englishman, Doorly, and the mysterious and intriguing man from Naples, Riva Starr. Expect to hear an eclectic mix of the world’s best dance music, including more than a few tunes that you probably have never heard before. Also, make sure to stop by the GDD™ House Party room, located to the right of the main stage in between the stage and the smoking alley. We’ll be having some fun in there as well.
Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount ticket list for the evening. All names must be in before 6pm on Friday night. Pricing will be as follows:
21+: $10 before 11pm
18+: $15 before 11pm
930 – 1030 Brazzabelle 1030 – 12 Doorly 12 – 130 Annie Mac 130 – 3 / 330 Riva Starr 3 / 330 – close Alex Khadiwala