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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As you sit back and relax with good food, family and friends check out this newest installment of The Dirt by Tre and yours truly. This week we have a groovy mix that features a lil bit of everything. From House, to dub, Acid House and some dark electro, this line up is perfect for an afternoon of recovery and rallying before all the Turkey parties start!

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Dark & Stormy is back with a sneak peek of his upcoming EP that will bring you a brand new original as well as two stellar remixes from GMGN and Pete Rios.  Tell Me is a deep masterpiece that combines catchy vocals, intricate percussion, a groovy bass line and a well-synthesized lead.  Keep your eyes peeled folks!

LA brethren, this weekend Dark & Stormy is taking over Los Angeles for three days. Make sure to mark these dates down on your calendars!

Thursday 8/30/12: Versus ft. Droid Behavior
Friday 8/31/12: Control ft. Riva Starr & Fred Falke
Saturday 9/01/12: The Standard Rooftop Pool Party

Check out the EP and the mix after the jump!

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After an incredible performance last Thursday by Light Year and special guest John Roman, we continue the reign of techno this week with a takeover by the notorious LA based label Droid Behavior. Making their 3rd showcase @ VERSUS, Droid this time brings Derek Michael and their top duo Raíz. Supporting the night will be GDD’s own TRE and a debut from Boston’s Dark & Stormy! This event will reach capacity – so please RSVP and arrive early to guarantee entry

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Dark & Stormy has just released his latest EP, Wise Words, his first release on Hotfingers Records, home to internationally acclaimed acts like Alex Kenji and Carlo Lio.  Wise Words contains two of Dark and Stormy’s darkest, grooviest tracks to date and is a must have for any tech fan.  Make sure not to sleep on this one folks!

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After a number of releases with support from names like Mikix the Cat, Angel Stoxx, Trockensaft, Umek, Dubfire and many more, Dark & stormy brings us a new EP.  As suspected, he delivers full force with this new Ep Dance to This out on Metamimetic Records.

While sticking to his roots and maintaining his signature Tech House and Tropical sound, Dark & Stormy adds a more accessible element to the lead track “We’re Gonna’ Have a Good Time” which is a all out party tune for ANY occasion.  Harkening back to the days of parachute pants and bad hair, this 90′s house stomper brings the heat with a great mixture of 90′s house, Tech House and Hip House.

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This week’s edition of the Dirt comes to you from the musical stylings of BONES and TRE. Can’t say much to start you off other than these top tunes are hot off the press and we wouldn’t wanna share the news with anyone else but our very own dirty dancers. In a sense, all the tracks below are what’s been deemed in the blogosphere as “highly recommended” (if you will). Now dig in kids.

///BONES picks:

Surkin – Orbital Highway (Voodoo Mix) √+
I don’t know whether its his infamous 909 + stabbing lead combo, or the magic of creating intergalactic ghetto-tech, but France’s little bad boy just gets it— and you should (get this) too.

Autodidakt & John Disco – Fake Fred Perry ft. Spoek Mothambo (Instrumental) √+
This original tune became huge this year and had a massive EP release to back it. As much as I love the Sharkslayer Dub on the package, I like the simple crunchy stomp of the original instrumental. (This can be heard in Bart B More’s intro for sets hes played in the last month er so)

Zeds Dead – Rumble In The Jungle (Original Mix) √+
Had to show some love for ZD’s new tribal bass anthem. Something about the congas, wood block and meanest low end that takes you straight to the Jungle. *Check out our girl Mollie Tarlow’s video from the Mad Decent tune HERE

Bastian Van Shield – Nobody (Original Mix)
Bastian Van Shield takes us on a fidget techy ride that breaks down into a legendary monologue that any DJ would appreciate. From there, its vocal sampling behind the wheel of this bouncy bus ride.

Wafa vs. Wolfie – Tom Tom (Slap In The Bass Remix)
Huge remix from the full-fledged EP that recently came out on Malente’s prospering No Brainer label. Must have for those Foamo and Trouble & Bass enthusiasts.

DIRTY BONUS:
Naughty By Nature – Jamboree (320)
Because I heard this one on the radio today, I couldn’t help myself. You get it in 320, which I was also jazzed to find. WIN!

BONES – The Dirt #47 (zipped)

TRE’s picks:

 Florence & The Machine – What the Water Gave Me (Denzal Park Club Mix) √+
The talented duo from Melbourne, Denzal Park bring us a DJ friendly club mix of Florence and the Machine‘s newest single, What the Water Gave Me. This track captures the essence of the original track while still delivering a techy, groove driven beat.

 Dark & Stormy – Para Los Chicos √+
Everything this kid touches turns to gold! This brand new track from the Boston underground legend is a tech-heads wet dream. Para Los Chicos never gives the listener a dull moment with it’s intricate percussion, dark reminiscent chords and overall groove, make sure to grab this gem!
*Oh and by the way, Dark & Stormy has sent us this track as an exclusive for this week’s dirt!

 Tyler Bates – Two Perfect Moments (Thieves Bootleg)
Los Angeles natives Thieves bring us a melodic and well constructed remix of Tyler Bates‘ single, Two Perfect Moments. Catchy vocals, well thought out sampling and complimentary synth lines give this remix an overall warm and groovy vibe that is impossible to resist.

 Tube Lord – My First Castle (Lemmy Ashton Remix)
This remix has been blowing up the London club scene receiving support from the likes of Scarlett Etienne and many other artists. Lemmy Ashton‘s remix is of Tube Lord‘s single, My First Castle is pure fire! But don’t take my word for it, grab the track and play it out until your hearts content.

 Rebecca & Fiona – Luminary Ones (Denzal Park Remix)
Here is one more must-have from Denzal Park for good measure : )

 TRE – The Dirt #47 (zipped)

Dark & Stormy brings us some of his unmistakably brilliant sounds in the form of this brand new two-track EP.  The title track, Rasta House, is a dark tech bomb, with the levity of tripped out Rasta vocals.  The not-to-be overlooked B-side, Can You Feel It Coming On, is a banging new tech masterpiece that brings flavors of 303/Hotfingers, Made to Play, Toolroom Records and Juggernauts of the like to a simmer, then adds a pinch of underground.

Pick up the EP here [Purchase Link]

Rasta House – Tech House – OUT NOW PLEASE SUPPORT ON BEATPORT by DARK & STORMY

Can You Feel It Coming On? ( TECH HOUSE )- OUT ON BEATPORT SEP 29th by DARK & STORMY

Much Love,
TRE

Last week saw the release of Calvin & Hobbes, the hotly anticipated EP from Gotta Dance Dirty‘s very own Tre. Dropping via Metamimetic, the release features a trio of versatile remixes from Purloid, Halls of Classic, and Boston-based Dark & Stormy, together with the tech-house original. Stream the Calvin & Hobbes EP in full below, and be sure to case the Halls of Classic remix which Tre’s giving away as a free download:

[MM010] Tre – Calvin & Hobbes EP by metamimetic

[Beatport Link]

Bonus:
Tre – Calvin & Hobbes (Halls of Classic Remix)
Beautiful slow-burner from Halls of Classic.

Sweet FA

It’s finally here! Dark & Stormy‘s newest mix has been released and just in time to catch the end of summer! Recently, John Marabito has been creating a massive amount of buzz in the Eastern US after the release of his monster EP, Here Comes Another One and he is stirring things up once again with his new End Of Summer Mix. Savor the end to this glorious summer with a blend of dark techno and groovy tech-house swings and grab this while it’s still hot out!

Dark & Stormy – End of Summer Mix

Tracklisting:
1. Mooshu, Dan-Ce – Hua Wei (Original Mix)
2. Mozaic – Klaude (Original Mix)
3. Tamere – Schwing Ding (Original Mix)
4. Oscar De Rivera & Ismael Rivas – Electronic Jungle Original Mix
5. Steve Lawler-21st Century Ketchup
6. Hulk – Steve Lawler’s Idiosyncratic Remix
7. Hollen – Bettino (Original Mix)
8. Crowdkillers – How About This (James Dutton Remix
9. Dark & Stormy-Yo Soy Sexy
10. DJ Sneak – My Love (Ramon Tapia Remix)
11. Luthier – Chicas Latinas (Original Mix)
12. Stereo Junk – In & Out (Original Mix)
13. Ismael Dewler – Give U Love (Guille Placencia Remix)
14. Hermanez – Chicago In Mind (2011 Mix)
15. Hauswerks & Pete Gooding – Push the feeling on booty
16. Gyngo (Slicerboys Remix)
17. Dark & Stormy – Uack
18. Hauswerks- Clockwerk – Original Mix
19. Booka Shade – Sweet Lies (Matthias Tanzmann Remix)

Much Love,
TRE