HARD is bringing the Dub Police tour back to Los Angeles after their last stint at the House of Blues in 2010. Rather than being the heavily rumored “very special guest,” Caspa is in full force with the rest of his crew consisting of Trolley Snatcha, Subscape, D1, & Matty G. It was an excellent show in 2010, and this Saturday is the last stop on the tour, so it’s bound to be another night of UK dubstep greatness that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Grab tickets HERE.
TICKET/HARD + GDD MERCHANDISE GIVEAWAY, EVENT INFO, & MUSIC AFTER THE JUMP!
To wrap up the end of the year and welcome 2012 with a (serious) bang, CONTROL brings you its final event of 2011 with the seismic sounds of Dub Police don Caspa, along with our own LA bad-man Dillon Francis. Making his triumphant return to his residency will be Whiiite (aka DJ Mr. White). Support will be issued by the likes of Kedd Cook, Frenetic and OHAY. As pre-sales have already sold out, we will have a VERY limited guest list which will be honored on a first come – first served basis. Receiving RSVP confirmation does NOT guarantee you entry, so please arrive before doors open @ 9PM.
To get on the GDD discount list, please emailRSVP@gottadancedirty.com
$15 before 1030PM | Doors open @ 9PM
GDD ROOM TAKEOVER:
Our very own GDD room (The Jerry Louis Room) will be taken over by the tech/deep/minimal/fidget sounds of our good friends Gotsu, Go Funk Yourself, and Justin Campbell. Located to the right of the main stage and hidden the back right corner of the Avalon, it’s the room with the small bar, big bass and spiral staircase! TUNAGE (FREE DOWNLOADS):
Hold tight San Francisco, because it’s going to be a hell of a weekend at Mezzanine! Blasthaus is bringing back Flying Lotus along with dubstep kingpin Caspa on Friday night and New York’s Designer Drugs on Saturday. I can feel my face melting already. Two lucky readers will receive a pair of tickets to the evening of their choice, but you’ll need to be at least 21 years of age and email me at tronjeremy at gottadancedirty.com with your preference, first come, first serve. Here’s some choice tunes from these distinguished artists and we hope to see y’all this weekend.
Saturdays festivities at HARD SUMMER 2010 turned out to be an overall success, with a great new outdoor venue in the LA Historic State Park. Even though the event seemed to be under-sold, it made out for an easier-to-roam experience with little or no mess of crowd congestion. The only beef I had was with the strictness of the beer garden, where they made you get a 21+ wristband, then show your ID again before you entered the garden, then after you left you had to rip it off and show them you did so that you would have to do it all over again if you wanted another drink. Whatever though, they had to be super cautious about everything given the spotlight of concern.
Everyone put on high energy sets (with the exception of Crappy Castles), with new tracks dropping left and right. The radio Soulwax crew however, took the taco. Erol Alkan, Tiga and the Techno Tuxedos themselves put on extraordinary performances, keeping arms in the air and warming the breezy summer night. Erol owned the day, Tiga dazzled the harder stage with his tech-y touch, and Soulwax despite having their set cut short due to a late start, proved to be worth it all with their raw, live magic. Caspa, Skream and Benga all provided superb bass on the harder stage during the day. I can’t complain about anyone’s set, except for the over-production put into Crystal Castles stage performance with such horrible sound. Figure that one out guys – definitely not worthy to be deemed the second headliner. But to end on a positive note, the festival went exceptionally well for only going til midnight! Cheers!
Right, let’s get this week of a flyer with some tuneage. Last week the new vid for Rusko‘s ‘Hold On’ was unveiled, and due to some naughty slogan tees and flashing lights, MTV opted to ban it from airing. Luckily the censorship board here at GottaDanceDirty have let it slide, so we’re able to give it you in full.
London-based Night SluggersL-Vis 1990 have just dropped their Forever You EP which they’ve been receiving mad props for. ‘Do You Remember’ is a trancey uk bass anthem reminiscing about 90s house music. Remove the vocals and it sounds more like Orbital than anything L-Vis have released before. The title track ‘Forever You’ is a lighter melodic combination of the UK funky sound and bass genres, I’m a big fan of this track.
• L-Vis 1990 – Do You Remember (Original mix) √+ [removed by request]
“House music takes away all of your pain…”
• L-Vis 1990 – Forever You (Original mix) √+ [removed by request]
If you dig these, then head over to Beatport and buy the EP in full.
From The Vault:
• Caspa – Where’s My Money? (L-Vis 1990 Dubble Step Edit) [removed by request]
Above is the controversial vid for Skream‘s ‘Listenin’ To The Records On My Wall’ from his forthcoming album Outside The Box, set for release on July 26 via Tempa. The video’s dope and the track’s fire, so I’m stoked for the new album. In the meantime, Skream’s just released a second free EP via his twitter. This guy’s production efforts are unmatchable; it’s pretty astounding how many tracks he puts out, while still touring and partying as hard as he does. Be sure to check out Magnetic Man, his side-project with Benga and Artwork; their forthcoming single ‘I Need Air’ is kicking up a lot of heat in the UK right now.
After the success of his ‘I Remember’ remix last year, and also the inevitable carnage that Nero‘s trancey dubstep tunes strike up, it’s pretty unsurprising that Caspa‘s come back for a second summer dub anthem this time remixing Swedish House Mafia‘s One:
• Swedish House Mafia – One (Congorock remix)(link removed by request)
After blindly swearing never to listen to Congorock‘s Babylon again, I find myself listening to this gem, it sees the original slowed down and turned ever more Dutch.
Second up; citing their influences from both French and Chicago House scenes, Human Life have just dropped their ‘In It Together’ EP which is out on LIFEX. It’s already garnering the Angelenos a lot of attention, getting remixed byKris Menace&Acid Girls, but the freshest picks for me come from two British acts:
If you’re big into this French Filter track then stay tuned for Human Life’s collab with Alan Braxe which is set to drop later this year on Vulture
And lastly, Toddla T has been kicking up a lot of heat over the past few months since signing with Ninja Tune. Sky Surfin’ is a frantic journey of two-step electro and dancehall, making it ideal for the summer and impossible not to jam to: