Yesterday, VICE announced the launch of their newest platform. An electronic music culture website and youtube channel called THUMP. To kick off the launch they debuted several videos covering artists, music and behind the scenes perspectives – one of which mirrored my post last week on Claude VonStroke at Marquee. Check out the video above to see what it’s like behind the booth and a glimpse into the mind of the master mixer!
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The majority of the GDD™ crew attended Coachella last weekend and had an absolute blast, so we’re heading back out to the desert on Friday for another fun-filled weekender at The Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs. Beginning Friday afternoon, we’ll be poolside for the Urban Outfitters Love Me Pop-Up shop, where GDD™ DJs will play alongside a grip of sun-loving artists including Warpaint, Turbotito, Data Romance, and more.
Following Urban Outfitters event on Friday will be the highly anticipated dirtybird Desert Edition pool party on Saturday featuring Claude VonStroke, J.Phlip, Justin Jay, and Ardalan, as well as another fantastic Crew Love event on Sunday with Wolf+Lamb, Soul Clap, Nick Monaco, and more.
In another tasteful move, Claude VonStroke and the dirtybird imprint have launched a new release dubbed dirtybird Players, “a showcase of all the key artists and upcoming talent on the label” and “an up-front taste of the full length compilation and world tour coming this Spring,” according to head bird, Claude VonStroke. In this 3-track sampler, we hear tracks from the young bird, Justin Jay, the OG bird, Worthy, and a third track from Birmingham duo, Cause & Affect, which CvS actually played out for weeks as an unmarked demo before actually realizing who it came from. All three tracks, as you can imagine, are √+, so preview now and pick it up on Beatport next Wednesday the 23rd.
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With Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year, it only makes sense for festivities to begin this Friday, and who better to kick off your excessive Halloween week than the dirtybird crew! Head honcho Claude VonStroke will headline the night; accompanied by his right hand man, Justin Martin, and the youngster and LA local, Justin Jay, who has made an excellent Halloween mix that you can download for free below. In addition to providing the best tunes you’ll hear in LA, the Avalon has upped production for this event, bringing in zombies, ghouls, and ghosts fit for a Universal Studios scarefest
We’ll also be holding down the GDD™ room, which is now the room that extends out of the front lobby, where we’ll have sets from recent LA transplant Troy Kurtz, Wood Holly, Kevin Anderson, and Check & Mate.
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM on Friday.
$15 before 10PM
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If you’ve seen the mighty Claude Vonstroke do his thing lately, the peak of the energy breaks down with a VIP edit of DJ Zinc’s classic Super Sharp Shooter. That edit just happens to be made from the original gem “Hoe Hoe Hoe” by the LA based Wood Holly. This duo of young guns have broken on the scene with a thick 808 booty call – so much that it’s gained the attention and support from other Dirty Bird reps Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Ardalan, and Worthy. They’ve jumpstarted the soundcloud hype with (2) free remixes from Lendrick Kamar’s “Swimming Pools” and Dom Kennedy’s “My Tape Of Party.” GET EM.
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Tom Flynn of Birmingham, UK will be releasing his third solo EP on San Francisco’s dirtybird imprint tomorrow exclusively on Beatport, and his reputation precedes him once again as the Be Yourself EP is a prime example of Flynn’s incredible knack for House Music production and arrangement. While the title track “Be Yourself” will tickle you in all of your favorite places, it’s the B-side “Wild Flowers” that tantalizes almost to the breaking point before reaching a “euphoric resolution” that Claude VonStroke calls “absolute killer open air material and probably [his] favorite Tom Flynn track to date.” √+ Continue Reading
Bring out your dry rubs and get ready to kiss the cook — dirtybird have just released their latest compilation, BBQ Trax, today featuring 4 new ones from Nick Monaco, Justin Jay, A1 Bassline, and Shadow Child & James Talk. Head honcho Claude VonStroke explains, “Before dirtybird was a record label it started as a San Francisco barbecue party based on sunshine, great music and carne asada. Friends playing good music out in the park for anyone who would show up. In celebration of the energy and spirit of the BBQ party we bring you this 4 track release with that summery open air vibe.” So fire up those charcoal grills and turn the volume up, dirtybird is bringing the fire. Pick up the release on Beatport now. √+ Continue Reading
Good morning! Today’s stories include Fatboy Slim at the Olympics, the Diplo and Friends Dirtybird Takeover, and Skrillex and Boys Noize’s Dog Blood Middle Finger EP. Please read on after the jump.
HARD Summer at the LA State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles is right around the corner, and with 2 days, 4 stages and one of the biggest, most diverse lineups HARD has ever put together, it’s safe to say that this year’s festival may be the best HARD production (on land) to date.
Set times have just been released this morning via the HARD Summer Website, so make sure to head over there to get your nights scheduled. Some tough acts are going head to head, but with the landscape of the festival grounds providing for easier movement about the festival, I think we’ll all be able to catch a bit of everything we need to.
Have a look at my personal Top 5 Picks of each day as well as 4 installments of the Hard Summer Mixtape series after the jump! Continue Reading