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The time has come for the 50th edition of The Dirt, brought to you by KMOC, Toks, & sneevs. We’ve come this far and we will continue to bring you the quality tracks that you have come to associate with GDD™. Be efficient and download the files zipped for your convenience, then enjoy the bonus Spotify playlist packed full with deep house gems at the click of a button.

KMOC’s .zip (5 tracks)

Toks’ .zip (6 tracks)

 sneev’s SPOTHEADS.001 Spotify Playlist (14 tracks)

 

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photo credit: Ryan Dinham

August bank holiday weekend is always a highlight in a music savvy Londoner’s diary. It’s the one weekend in the summer where the capital takes its partying to new levels with Notting Hill Carnival, and a host of other events scattered around the city. For South-West London, the weekend is now known for the annual SW4 Festival, an integral massive in the dance music calendar boasting an impressive lineup across two days. We were there last Sunday to check it out.

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TK: My British pal SweetFA and myself have been given the honor to dish out to you the 38th installment of THE DIRT, and we couldn’t be giddier if we tried. You’ll find that I take a trip through history and shell out some of my all-time favorite garage/funkybass/dubstep tunes from the past that might have slipped under your guard, while my UK cohort gets you up to speed on the all the big house records that are just dying to become staples in your iTunes library. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we did compiling.

• Bran Van 3000 – Astounded (MJ Cole Mix)
MJ Cole has been one of my favorite producers ever since I first got into EDM. As a pioneer of of the 2-step and  UK garage scenes, he’s been putting out amazing records for well over a decade. This remix dates back to 2001, and I still regard it as one of the grooviest tunes in my collection.

• Lemonade – Lifted (Hackman Remix)
Riding on the coattails of MJ Cole comes the new generation of funky producers, and I rate Hackman as one of my favorite new artists. Last summer he burst onto the radar with his ‘More Than Ever‘ EP, and followed it up with his latest EP which came out this month called ‘Close‘, which I highly recommend.

• Joker & Jakes – 3k Lane (L-Vis 1990 Dubble Step Edit)
If you’ve recently caught the dubstep bug a la Skrillacks, then you might not have heard of the monumental smash that was ‘3k Lane‘. Prior to the era of ‘Scary Sprites’, tunes like this used to be the highlight of bass nights. Night Slugs hotshot L-Vis 1990 put out a few of these ‘Dubble Step Edits’ a few years ago that are way cool. Hunt for the other ones, you won’t be disappointed.

• A1 Bassline & Kavsrave – Lucky Charms
I’ve always loved tracks at the 130 bpm range that have a half-time dubstep bit to them. This track has been a staple in my bassy sets ever since it came out in ’09 and still sounds current. If you haven’t copped A1 Bassline’s ‘Shock Headed’ EP, do so immediately (Shock Headed is an 808 MONSTER).

• Zomby – Rumours & Revelations
I found this tune wedged at the end of Hervé’s ‘Ghetto Bass‘ comp and have been in love ever since. Zomby recently put out his second album called ‘Dedication‘ that is top notch.

• Skream – Rutten
I’ll close with one of my all-time favorite Skream joints. The combination of woodwinds + low-end sub-bass in this late-night serenade makes certain parts of my body tingle that I don’t need to expand upon. I also have to give a big congratulations to Oliver and his missus on their recent son!

TK – The Dirt #38 Part 1 Zip

FA: Striking a balance with Troy’s dutty selection, I’ve opted for the housey and techier stuff. It’s a selection of some of the freshest tunes out there, together with a few surprises from my personal stash! It goes without saying, all are tunes I’m digging a lot at the moment. Dance on, lads and ladies…

• Homework – Rally Racquet Club (Oliver $ Remix) [Beatport] √+
Kicking off with something easy: a nice tech-house groover from Oliver Dollar with some nifty phaser work.

• Ray Foxx – The Trumpeter (Original Mix) [Beatport] √+
This tune dropped on Defected last month and I can’t get enough of it. Solo trumpet cuts and sick percussion. Summery, feel good house vibes, and it’s a monster of a tune. Really big.

• Benzie – Homecoming (Zedex Data-Loss Remix)
Been giving Zedex’s new Zulu X-Ray EP play for the past few weeks, but decided to buck the trend and see what else they had to offer. The rhythm changes and synth work on this track are fire.

• Cirez D – The Tumble (Original Mix) [Beatport] √+
This tune by Eric Prydz’s Cirez D alias has been a set staple of mine for about 9 months. It features the nastiest rolling bassline I’ve heard to date. Heavy.

• Punks Jump Up – Chimes (Younger Than Me Remix) √+
I got sent the Younger Than Me remix of the new Punks Jump Up tune this week. Admittedly I wasn’t mad on it at first, but now I’m a fan – it’s a grower and well worthy of some Dirty action with it’s overdriven Italo bassline and use of cow-bells.

• Alex Gopher – Invasion (Etienne de Crecy Edit) [Beatport√+
If you haven’t cottoned on to it yet, be sure to check out Etienne de Crecy’s heavy edit of the new Alex Gopher track. It’s a banger for sure.

Sweet FA – The Dirt #38 Part 2 Zip

TK & FA

Last Tuesday we were at Ibiza super-club Amnesia for the launch of ‘Tonight’ the brand new weekly brought to you by the Together group. With all-star lineups every tuesday between now and September 16th, Together are set to bring some of the freshest names in EDM through San Antonio for a unique night of partying, with residents Eric Prydz and Annie Mac.

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So as you can tell from the past few weeks, we’re beginning to transform The Dirt into a weekly artist guest post, with two fantastic entries from our pals PeaceTreaty and Dave Nada already in the books. This week, I was lucky enough to get in touch with our friend Olle from the ever-popular Swedish duo, DADA LIFE, and he sent over some great new choons as well as a couple classics that he and Stefan will always have a soft spot for. Here’s what the guys had to say about their selection…

“We serve you: a slab of red meat mixed with alcohol, bananas and white noise. Eat it up. And then shake it off in your living room.”

So enjoy, dirty dancers, and be on the lookout for some more great artist Dirts in the future. Most of the tracks below are 192kbps samples, so make sure you support these artists and buy the 320s on Beatport.

• Beware & Motorpitch – El Toro (Oliver $ Remix)
• Dada Life – White Noise / Red Meat [BUY ON BEATPORT!]
• Cirez D – Full Stop [Beatport]
• Angger Dimas vs Tommy Trash – Big Fucking House [Beatport]
• Boys Noize – Jeffer (Original Mix)
• Nitro Deluxe – Let’s Get Brutal *This track is from 1986!
• Bart B More – Gilles (Original Mix) [Beatport]
• Sharooz – Hysteresis (Original Mix) [Beatport]
• Funk D’Void – Diabla (Original Mix) [Beatport]
• TAI – Big Bass Drum (Original Mix)

And a couple unreleased tracks to watch out for…

• Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke – Turbulence
• Sharam Jey – The More That I Do (Tony Senghore Remix)

¡BONUS!
Dada Life – February 2011 DJ Mix
Check out some of the above tracks in use in this BIG new mix from Olle + Stefan.

Tracklisting:
1. Wolfgang Gartner – Space Junk
2. Beware & Motorpitch – El Toro (Oliver $ Remix)
3. Dada Life – The Great Fashionista Swindle (Laidback Luke Remix)
4. Angger Dimas vs Tommy Trash – Big Fucking House
5. Savage Skulls – Watching U
6. TAI – Big Bass Drum (Original)
7. Dada Life – White Noise / Red Meat
8. Sharam Jay – The More That I Do (Tony Senghore Remix)
9. Porter Robinson – The Wildcat
10. Miles Dyson – I-tune (Original Mix)
11. Jaimi Fanatic – Losing Control (Shameboy Remix)
12. Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke – Turbulence
13. Das Glow, Strip Steve – Calcium (Original Mix)
14. Bart B More – Gilles
15. Sharooz – Hysteresis (Original Mix)
16. Gravitonas – Kites (Dada Life Remix)

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jonahberry