What’s up GDD readers? This last weekend I (Tre) put together a mix for all of you that features a plethora of different artists and styles. Get ready to get dark and groovy with this one folks, hope ya dig!
*Also, be on the lookout for Charles I and my upcoming EP.
Last month, we were lucky enough to host the groovy Italian duo, Fare Soldi, at our weekly VS. party in Santa Monica. Besides just being a pair of awesome guys, they played a fantastic set, complete with matching golden jackets shimmering on stage. This morning, I opened my inbox to find the next mixtape in their ‘I Told You I Was Frico’ series, and it’s about as golden as their outfits. The mix is filled with remixes and originals from the likes of Alex Metric, Carte Blanche, Louis La Roche, and of course Fare Soldi, and it’s really getting my day off to a great start right now. I hope it does the same for you.
1) Mark Ronson & INTL Business – Bang bang bang (Axe’s Funky Bangt)
2) Lazydisco – More Tigers
3) Gigamesh – It’s So Intense (Fare Soldi Enrico Pallazzo Remix)
4) The Whip – Secret Weapon (Alex Metric Remix)
5) Justice – Helix (Don Diablo Remix)
6) Fare Soldi – Buchi Nights
7) Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)
8 ) Testarossa – Boogie Nights In Paris
9) Moullinex – Sunflare
10) Elio e le Storie Tese – Discomusic
11) Axel Le Baron & Kurbatov – Fame (Big Dope P & Puto Prata Remix)
12) Les Loups – Side To Side (Ohyeah Remix)
13) Carte Blanche – Jack Of The Moon
14) Fare Soldi “Vittorino”
15) Fifteenth – My Fantasy (part deux)
16) Louis La Roche – Los Angeles
17) Black Box – Everybody everybody (Rockapella)
The absolutely stunning Kid Sister will be performing live tonight at CONTROL at the Avalon in Hollywood. This Windy City woman has been the voice to some great dance tracks in the past few years, including the big track by Mehdi and Riton in 2o10 titled ‘Do Do Do’ that was made into a monster remix by the legendary Laidback Luke. Supporting her will be SF’s Trevor Simpson, as well as local LA talent from Mr. White, Thee Mike B, and Steve Prior.
We will also be holding down the GDD™ House Party room tonight with our friends from Techno Color Kids as well as the lovely ladies of TrippensoXx, so come have a drink with us in the room directly to the right of the front of the stage.
Please RSVP names and pluses to firstname.lastname@example.org to be on our discount ticket list for the evening. Please have all names submitted before 5:30pm. Discount for 21+ is $10 before 11pm.
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After a short hiatus for the festive season, we’re back to bring you the first Dirt of 2011! Starting the year off strong, this week we’ve a fresh 14 in store, accumulating some of the hottest tracks in tropical tech, disco-house, electro and dubstep. Fear not Dirty Dancers, we will indeed be back with another helping next week. Whether it lands on a Wednesday or Saturday is up to the powers that be, but feel free to stick your oar in by voicing your thoughts on our facebook page and the comments section below.
Without further ado, it gives me great pleasure to dish The Dirt, number 22…
We couldn’t be more excited about The Dirt this week! LA is sunny again and we’d like to help you get out and get sweaty. As I’m sure you know by now, this is a weekly wrapup of our favorites for this week, ready to burn to CD and accompany you on your weekend voyages into unseen new dimensions of party. We give you a blend of the big tunes we’re digging and playing out as well as a few secret weapons and classics we’ve dug out of the exclusive GDD stash for you, zipped for your convenience. Our way of saying thanks for being with us this week and our very best to your weekend. The Dirt is available for you to repost to your blog, website or publication and is currently being guestposted on six other publications including BroBible.com. Email stevie [at] gottadancedirty.com and we’ll add you to the partnered blogs list and set you up with the full, ready to repost package.
Soon as this CD is done burning we’re off to drink a couple sea breezes and go suit shopping as today is founder and Grand Daddy Dirt himself Jonah Berry’s 22nd birthday. Jonah, we love you very much and you are our shining boy. We are so proud, we are so very proud of you. Happy birthday bud.
Free collectable GDD business card set to whomever comments with the weirdest suggestion on how to celebrate.
While the GDD team are reeling from the exploits of a fun filled weekend; I figured we should probably give you a rundown of how the Electric Daisy Carnival played out for us. With so many time clashes of the world’s finest DJs, I can only offer you one man’s perspective; so whichever sets I missed or overlooked, feel free to add your tales below, cos we wanna hear them.
Friday was a massive affair, the main reason I was there was to see veteran house supergroup Swedish House Mafia, who absolutely killed their live set on Kinetic Field. Unsurprisingly, the Coliseum was packed out, the gates to the main floor were closed when it reached capacity pretty early in the day, so a load of people were forced into the stands, but that didn’t matter. To be honest, the sound could’ve been bumped a little louder on day one in the Coliseum, but that was probably down to the fact that there were tens of thousands of people wiling out to Axwell, Angello and Ingrosso; the atmosphere was like nothing else. Highlights of their set were ‘One’ and the massive ‘Leave The World Behind’. If I’m pushed, the one part of their set I was less stoked on was their bunk drop of Blur‘s Song 2 intro which didn’t go anywhere, but besides that it was pretty dope.
Credit where it’s due, Dirty South played the best show I’ve seen from him all year; spinning to a packed out house before Swedish House Mafia played, he really set the bar at new heights. Meanwhile, over at the Cosmic Meadow stage, the bar was also being raised at a prolific rate; Bart B More taking to the stage after a wicked set from Dada Life, then throwing down some of the dirtiest dutch house I’ve heard in months. Travis x A-Trak, I was undecided on at first, but their set together was a pretty awesome tribute to DJ AM; the two playing electro and house bangers from the past year, keeping the party going with the fresh musical addition of Travis Barker‘s live percussion. The best set I saw all night was over at the Circuit Grounds, where we were able to witness Moby slaying a rare dj set. This for me was not only the best set all night, but it’d also rate among the top five sets I’ve seen this year. A particular highlight was raging to this humungous house banger:
The half of the Jack Beats set I managed to hear was pretty decent, a mixture of old and new house driven dubstep; obvious highlights were ‘Get Down’ and the two new tracks they’re set to release today via Herve‘s Cheap Thrills label:
So to round off the night, rather than head into the oversubscribed mess that was the Coliseum for Deadmau5, we scoped out Claude VonStroke who was throwing down his trademark minimal over at the Neon Garden stage. Such a sick set that sent us spiraling into Saturday.
photo cred: Willa Campbell
Hit the second day fairly late on, making a beeline straight for Kinetic Field and the mainstage which boasted sets from Bart B More, Dada Life & Afrojack. Afrojack slammed out a very similar set to Friday’s one; though to a far bigger audience, all blissing out to his dutch house and electro, before the dream was shattered by Lil’ Jon who out of nowhere started MCing for the tail end of his set. Back to back sets from Sound of Stereo and Felix Cartal put us back on track and onto a good one, just in time to catch a hotly anticipated set from Laidback Luke who failed to disappoint. I think it’s pretty fair to say that downtown LA went Dutch for the weekend; the amount of bleep heavy house music that went on is going to be etched into my skull for the rest of summer. Back over at Cosmic Meadows, LA Riots threw down some jams, particularly memorable was this:
Even Wolfgang Gartner‘s set was tinged with Dutch House, as he exploded onstage with classic heavy hitters: ‘Wolfgang’s 5th’, ‘Undertaker’ and ‘Fire Power’. Entirely different to his set at Coachella, this one was far more of a housey affair. One act I’ve been looking forward to catching more than any other lately is Duck Sauce, the Fool’s Gold collab between A-Trak and Armand Van Helden. Arriving onstage beneath a thirty foot high duck, the duo proceeded to shred through their 75 minute set. Highlights of their show included GottaDanceDirty favorite Louis La Roche‘s ‘Sunshine Hotel’ as well as these:
At EDC they played the unreleased original, but here’s a sick re-edit from Manila Killa
And finally, last but by no means least, the closing set from Boys Noize; who threw down a mixture of old and new – from Oi Oi Oi, Power and his collaborations with Erol – but threw it down super hard. The Boys Noize set was tight and ranks among the best I saw all weekend. Was hoping he’d drop this as an encore, but sadly he got cut short at 2am: