Bouncin back into the mix like the lovely girls above, Tamara Sky and Bones have served up a tasty 80th edition of THE DIRT with (10) curated tracks to get through your anxious Friday and onto the weekend festivities. Tamara showcases the darker side of bass driven styles, while Bones features 5 high energy must-have club tracks that the artists have been kind enough to giveaway to their fans…
Coming off their successful and rowdy Sex Cult Tour, Designer Drugs have just debuted the video for their latest single ‘For All We Know’ – a beautifully layered execution of saturated color and dark imagery, giving off a more haunting yet ambient side of the NY electro duo. In part to the premiere, Sex Cult Tour supporting acts PLS DNT STP and Monolith have also comprised two massive versions for the Remixes EP. Check out those below, and grab them today on Beatport.
This week, CONTROL welcomes back no strangers to the Avalon decks – but this time they mean war. Big leaguers Designer Drugs and Alvin Risk storm into town on Friday with their SEX CULT TOUR, armed with a full-fledged 7 act lineup. The support includes friends Monolith, Your Dirty Habit, SKTSNYGG, PLS DNT STP, and Richie Panic. PLUS – don’t forget about the GDD hosted Jerry Lewis Room, with a showcase of the best in local talent! This night will reach capacity early, so make sure to RSVP and arrive early to guarantee entry!
To get on the GDD guest list, please email RSVP@gottadancedirty.com – before 5 pm on Friday!
19+ Enter | 21+ Drink | $15 before 11PM
This time…. WAVES = RAVES. Wet Electric 2011 – The largest & loudest pool party is coming back home to SoCal @ Wild Rivers waterpark. Think festival noise, waterslides, bikinis, 18+, fill in the blank. WOW.
Friday, September 30th, two stages, 25 world class DJ’s, full-service bars, plush cabanas, vip areas, waterslides, wave pools, lazy river and thousands of beautiful party people. This will be the ultimate closing party of the summer, and the final event that ever takes place at Wild Rivers, as this is their final season before they shutdown forever!
Man it has been hot this week, but not as hot as it’s going to be at the Avalon tomorrow night for CONTROL when grindhouse gurus, Designer Drugs, take the main stage along with some big time breaks from Freestylers and support from Paparazzi, Black Matter, and Joaquin. The Honey Lounge will also be going off this week as GDD™ favs DJ Shae B and Gotsu Ongeslis will be playing from 11:15-1:00AM.
Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount ticket list for the evening. All names must be submitted before 5:30PM on Friday.
Los Angeles! After one week off, I know you’re dying to get back to the Avalon for another rockin’ night of CONTROL. This week happens to be especially special, as the Designer Drugs boys will be celebrating the release of their new album, Hardcore/Softcore, which came out this week. Supporting the grindhouse guys will be Dim Mak‘s hard-hitting French duo, Mustard Pimp, as well as a performance from Lucky Date featuring live vocals by Sue Cho and DJ sets from Mr. White and Matty Scoll.
Please RSVP all 21+ names to email@example.com to be on our discount ticket guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted before 5:30PM on Friday.
21+: $15 before 11PM
Tunage: Head over tosweetFA’s postfrom earlier this week to check out what he had to say about the new album, as well asDrop The Lime’s remixto DD’s first single off of the album, Through The Prism.
Tomorrow, the debut album from New Yorkers Designer Drugs, is set to drop on Ultra Records. With Hardcore/Softcore, I’d say the duo have hit the nail on the head title-wise, producing an ambitious record of musical binaries that ranges from dirty overdriven electro, to mellow sounding electro-house. Finally out on a full length, ‘Drop Down’ is a fan favorite that I’m sure you dirty dancers are already familiar with, while recent release ‘Through The Prism’ is a dark and sinister electro banger.
‘Dead Meat’ is a minute long squelchy dubstep interlude, which provides some cheeky respite between the jacking rave anthem ‘Face Melter’, and the disco infused ‘Crazy For You’ which features the alluring vocals of Norwegian singer Annie.
Album finale ‘Into the Light’ holds an alarming similarity to sped up Justice, and the music of futuristic indie trio Muse, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it just serves to illustrate that Designer Drugs have cast the genre net pretty wide with this album. Something I’m glad about, because listening to 60 minutes of abrasive punk-infused electro with no contrast is something that would do my head in. I’d love to hear them explore the avenues they hint at in soundbites: ‘Dead Meat’ and the classically progressive ‘Purgatory’, because they just seem to hang there, teasing the listener rather than providing a cohesive stepping stone to the next track.
Yet that’s the only criticism I have, because overall Hardcore/Softcore is an impressive and versatile debut, placing Designer Drugs among the frontrunners in American electro-house today. You can expect a whole lot more from these guys.
Get your mitts on: ‘Crazy For You’, ‘Drop Down’, ’Face Melter’, ‘Into the Light’, and ‘Through The Prism’
Ultra are currently giving away Drop The Lime‘s remix of ‘Through The Prism’, so cop it here:
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.