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After winning the Lollapalooza remix contest in 2010, the LA-based aussie Craig Williams has been slaving away in the studio perfecting an arsenal of production. His newest LET GO EP has been released on Circuit Freq Records, equipped with a trifecta of 303 infused techno originals (including collab with Freq Status) and two incredible remixes by Japan’s Hoshina Anniversary and fellow aussies Go Freek. If you don’t know enough, the release already has early support from the likes of Felix Da Housecat, Blatta & Inesha, and Mumbai Science. Listen below, you’ll find out why.


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Yesterday marked the official release of the Remix EP from Julien-K’s ground-breaking album “We’re Here With You” featuring remixes by the artists who collaborated on the original tracks including SharoozBlack Asteroid, Benjamin Vial, Z-Listers, Vandal, and Neon Stereo. To tell us a little more about the EP and the blueprints behind the tunes, we were able to hear a quick interview with Amir Davidson (aka Circuit Freq) of Julien-K and artist Sharooz, whose remix we have for you as an exclusive FREE DOWNLOAD on GDD™!


To keep the darker side in the limelight, we are premiering our good buddy Circuit Freq‘s new EP “She’s Not Shy,” with a barrage of relentless remixes on his self-titled label. Here’s what CF had to say about the release:

“For CFR’s 24th release, we are dropping a deep and dark (don’t be scared) Techno roller called “She’s Not Shy”.
With a massive Intercontinental remix package including 2 virgin remixers (the UK’s Captain Magic & the Los Angeles based Beatslutz) as well as our favorite Parisian Benjamin Vial, Italy’s own Doc Trashz and Vegas native Lightknife.”

We have the Lightknife remix as an exclusive giveaway for you dirty dancers, just a taste of the depths from CFR. Check out the rest of the remixes and the original production below in the beatport player!

Circuit Freq – She’s Not Shy (Lightknife Remix)

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Alright all you techy dirty dancers, we have something special here for ya, a collaboration from two seasoned techno minds, originating here in LA and ready to take the world by a black storm. I’m talking about the joined dark forces of Circuit Freq (aka Amir Derakh and Anthony ‘Fu’ Valcic) and Native Instruments bellisima Audrey Napoleon. The two have released their first collaborative track this week on Beatport called ‘TiFT’ (This Is Fucking Techno) and watch out, because it’s a dark and dirty ride through the depths of minimal tech.
Before we let you in on the new creation, I’ll let you in on a quick chit-chat I did with Circuit Freq and Audrey Napoleon.
GDD: Alright guys, here we go! Before we can get into the big news today, let’s find out how this came about… How did you guys meet in the first place and then decide to work together? Was it techno at first sight?

CF: Yes! We actually like to call each other “techno buddies” but we also have a non-printable term that we REALLY like to call each other haha … We met at Medusa Lounge when we were both DJing there a couple years ago. I thought she was great and really knew her shit. From that point I had secretly planned on making some techno with her muahaha …
AN: Sneaky Amir. Have we already been in Techno love for 2 years? It’s gone by so fast.

GDD: Your new track ‘TiFT’ just came out today. How long did it take you guys to get this project completed and were there any obstacles or noteworthy experiences into completion?

CF: Well um hum, Ms. Napoleon left for the entire summer (touring with Nic Fanciulli and James Zabiela) and that kind of put it on hold for a while! Then she came home when I left to tour Europe with Julien-K! What timing … We basically started it one night before she left for Europe in the CFR studio and then finished it recently when I returned from overseas.
AN: It took quite a while to finish it … I went on tour, they went on tour … So the timing was a little fucked but in the end I think it worked out for the better. The track is nothing and everything I expected. Sometimes things just have to sit there and marinate for a while.

GDD: Okay and what about how your backgrounds affected where you are right now and where you wanna be. What brought you guys to the decision of an official production? Artist influences and experiences?

CF: Well, Fu and I (the other half of Circuit Freq) love techno as well and I thought Audrey would be a great coconspirator on what is actually our 2nd techno track. The 1st one is called ‘She’s Not Shy; and it’s coming out on a Lot49 compilation by Dopamine very soon. I really always go with my gut instincts producing/collaborating and honestly I knew we could do something cool with Audrey. She has amazing energy on and off the stage!
AN: HAHAAA. Thank you. These guys are so talented so I knew it would turn out great. Basically, I’m obsessed with techno, they are obsessed with techno. The End

GDD: You both have shared the stage at some amazing venues and in cities around the world, but both call LA home. Does LA have any influence or credit for where you guys are now as DJs and/or producers?

CF: Yes definitely but my travels have massively influenced ALL the music I’m creating right now including the new Julien-K album. The LA scene is so solid now and I’m proud to be here in town enjoying it and be apart of it! I believe our sound still has Los Angeles written all over it no matter what we do and and where we go but I don’t mind that at all.
AN: I really couldn’t have said this better. I am in complete agreement with Amir.

GDD: Let’s talk about the track, ‘TiFT.’ What were you guys trying to execute with this collaboration? What do you guys specifically like about it, and has it unlocked any ideas for new productions or ideas?

CF: The idea was to really just have some fun and do a great track together. I’m always looking to learn and collaborate with other artists … As a matter of fact we have 2 more collabs coming out very soon. One with Sharooz from the UK and one with the Z-Listers (pronounced Zed-Listers haha) also from the UK.
AN: We really wanted to get in the studio to make something we were all really proud of and I think we achieved that.

GDD: What’s in store for you guys in the future? Was this teaming up the start of more productions/releases to come? Could you see yourselves sharing the stage together as a DJ duo? Or if not, what’s next for each of you?

CF: Hmmm not a bad idea? Audrey? Maybe it’s time to just bust out our secret duo name! No not yet. We might loose some friends over that name! For me it’s finishing the new Julien-K album and releasing new music on CFR. We already have quite a few new releases in the CFR pipeline for next month and early into 2011. I will also start Djing again now that I’m off tour for a bit.
AN: Seriously, we will lose friends. HA. But, who knows! Maybe in the future. I am currently in the studio working on some tracks to be released in 2011 and taking some time off of touring, staying more local.

GDD: Finally, can you see club-goers dancing dirty to the new track, ‘TiFT’? Is that what it’s all about? Are you guys gonna dance dirty when you drop this track live in big rooms like the Avalon in Hollywood?

CF: Hahaha its definitely a late night rolling your brains off track so mmmmmh YES!

AN: You know it’s always about some dirty techno for me.
GDD: Awesome guys … Thanks again for letting us in on the works and we’re excited to see what happens next! The TiFT EP was released this week, so make sure to preview the tracks below and grab ’em on Beatport!

Hope you all are ready for this week. Let me advise you on how your Friday night should go…

8:00pm – Head on over to the Avalon early for The Most Interesting Party in the World sponsored by Dos Equis and hosted by Andrew WK, dF, Danceism, and GDD™.
Make sure you’ve printed out your tickets before you come!
8:30-11pm – Get on a great one with the OPEN BAR and watch some crazy illusionists, special guest DJs, burlesque dancers, flying and magic in the main room.
11-1:00am – Let Circuit Freq do some damage to your hearing.
1-2:30am – Enjoy the privilege of witnessing French House legend Etienne De Crecy throw metaphorical musical fireballs at your brain.
2:30am-close – Keep that good one going with James Talk until your legs are noodles.
If you miss the Dos Equis party, make sure that you RSVP your names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount ticket list for the rest of the night.
21+: $10 before 12am
18+: $15 before 12am
In the comments, write your name, email, and an awesome food recipe to win a pair of tickets to the show on Friday. This week I’ll be giving out 2 pairs so get on it!

We really have our plates full this weekend. After the absolute insanity that will occur tonight at the Avalon with Wolfgang and Harvard Bass, the GDD™ crew will be trekking down south to Voyeur in San Diego tomorrow night to host an epic show with Circuit Freq, Bareback DJs, and ///BONES. We’re very excited to be collaborating with the good folks at L.E.D. as they put on some of the best parties in SD, so come on out tomorrow night and give us a warm welcome in the southland!

We’ll also be heading to Wavehouse and Voyeur again on Sunday to see Mr. Steve Aoki throw down some nasties, so get over to that if you can too!
New stuff by the Dutchman. Superb.

Hey GDD™ nation. Just wanted to update you all on our event this Friday as Brazzabelle has been replaced with Fake Rich’s Tealong. On top of that, I was lucky enough to have a fast five questions with Amir Derakh of Circuit Freq today, and he also threw us over a brand new, exclusive re-edit of his most recent single, ‘The Filth‘. Check it out.

gottadancedirty™: Thanks for taking the time to answer a few Q’s with us Amir. Sticking to GDD tradition, what is your usual drink order? We’ll grab one for you this Friday at the Avalon.

Amir Derakh: Haha OK! My usual weapon of choice is Grey Goose on the rocks with Soda Water and lots of Limes.

gdd: So you used to be in the very successful band, Orgy, going platinum with the huge album ‘Candyass’ back in the late 90s. What made you leave that behind to focus more on your new project Circuit Freq?

AD: Orgy became very dysfunctional towards the end of 2000 unfortunately and the funny thing is, we never broke up… We have been on hiatus since Ryan (the other guitarist in Orgy) and I started our new band Julien-K. We talk to the other guys regularly but haven’t played together since 2003. Since then we released one Julien-K album, landed songs in movies and video games like Transformers and Underworld and have done a number of remixes for other artists. Most recently the Cure. We are currently working on the follow up JK album. Last year we also released an album by another band we are in called Dead By Sunrise and just got back from an amazing world tour. So to finally answer your question, I never really left all that behind…
I’ve also been a working DJ for 15 years and with the surge of electronic music that started a few years back I decided to get back in the game. That’s how Circuit Freq came about. Fu (the other half of CF) and I fucking love club music and remixing so we decided to just do it after my friend Joel (Deadmau5) suggested it. Simultaneously we started our label Circuit Freq Records which releases our own music as well as other artists. Our latest release is a “Best Of” compilation with remixes by the likes of Zodiac Cartel, Electrixx, Stupid Fresh & Felix Cartal included. LINK to label.
gdd: Would you say that rock music is now being overshadowed by the recent escalation in fans of electronic music?

AD: No, but electronic music is gaining ground very quickly! No way to know how big it will get or when it is going to peak (no pun intended haha) but its definitely heading there fast. I’m VERY excited that its happening now! As this is my favorite genre of music…

gdd: Where do you see Circuit Freq going? I saw on your Facebook that you are planning on getting a live performance together. What will this include?

AD: All the bands that I’m in have some sort of electronic element to them especially Julien-K which is a hybrid rock/electronic act. Right now a Circuit Freq show is just my DJ set, but Fu and I are brainstorming to put together a live set, while watching performance technology advance. At some point when we have enough material and we find the right gear to do what we want we’ll move to a hybrid DJ/ band performance worthy of the name “Circuit Freq”.

gdd: What should we expect from your set this Friday? Will it get the kiddos dancing dirty?

AD: I play pretty hard Electro House mostly but I do like to cross genres occasionally with Indie, House, Techno and Breaks. Of course I will be playing some Circuit Freq! I have a new Edit of “The Filth” I will be playing and I’m also offering it up to your followers exclusively here.
gdd: Thanks so much again Amir. I really appreciate it I’ll see you on Friday.
REMEMBER to RSVP for this Friday at jonah@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount ticket list. It’s going to be a good time. I promise.
Thank you for reading. The reward is filth:

LA residents and Daniel Ledisko and Jon Pegnato, better known to you as LA Riots from the Fool’s Gold label, will be headlining this Friday at the Avalon along with supporting acts by Circuit Freq and San Diego resident Brazzabelle. Be ready for a long night of main room electro beats served up with a side of sexiness from Honey Lounge residents ///BONES and Audrey Napoleon.

Please RSVP at JONAH@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount ticket list for the evening. Pricing will be as follows:
-21+: 10$ before 1030pm 15$ after
-18+: 15$ before 1030pm 20$ after
Here’s an unreleased track by the LA duo:
BONUS! fresh in from our friend SonicC

Sorry for the late post this week guys! We are having an unbelievable night tomorrow night with the amazing master of warehouse sound Zodiac Cartel, along with one half of new electro duo Bass Weazal, Will Bailey. Circuit Freq and Mr. White will both also be doing sets in the big room as to promote the new track “The Filth” which was remixed by all acts that will be in the Avalon tomorrow night. Check out all of the new remixes on Beatport. I have posted the Mr. White remix in this post if you want to check that one out for free :)

Tomorrow night all you dirty dancers that are over 21 will be entering through the Honey Lounge entrance which is the left side entrance if you are staring at the front of the Avalon. All you youngin’s still enter through the main entrance and there will be a GDD™ list there for you as well. We will not be doing The House Party room but rather we will be teaming up with our good friends at BBE and Everyday in the Legit Lounge to give you the best music experience possible. Bring your danceypants!
Please send RSVPs to JONAHDANCESDIRTY@gmail.com so you can be on our discount ticket list for the evening.
I love you.
Sorry I had to make this post in haste earlier. Here’s a new track by ZC that he is releasing on his website for free. What a guy!