To celebrate 22 years of his life, big room phenom DJ MAKJ has released today a Birthday Bootleg Pack (FREE for download) to his fans. The staggering bundle features massive creations by the likes of Dirty South, Dyro, Porter Robinson, Chuckie, Laidback Luke, Martin Solveig, Nicky Romero, R3hab, and Clockwork – blended with anthemic vocal edits and even a collaborative mix with Hardwell. Don’t hold back, grab the whole pack below and get your party started. BOOM!
Tre and Steven N. Ewald on Dirt duty this week and we’re very excited to be coming at you with everything from melodic techno to intricately designed glitch beats on Tre’s end and some truly deep, deep sensuality with jacking chicago house thrown in to keep you on your toes from Steven’s end. Even a fan submitted, fan selected track from GDD Facebook on this week! Grab The Dirt #73 .zip and all tracks after the jump. And how ’bout that Dirt Babe?
It’s March and there is a great deal to be excited about; Miami, trade deadlines, March Madness and Pierce Fulton’s March 2012 mix! Pierce’s newest mix is a high-octane thrill ride that just oozes energy. With every transitions, Pierce is able to melodically build you up and then drop you into a huge dirty groove.
Following his successful remix for iSquare’s massive Hey Sexy Lady EP, LA’s own Whiiite (formerly DJ Mr. White) brings two more monsters to the table. The Atari Teenage Riot remix has just been released on Dim Mak records, and recent collaboration with bass brilliant Flinch made the cut for Skylar Grey’s Invisible EP (alongside huge remixes by Kaskade, Dirty South, John Dahlback, and Fred Falke). Check out the video preview and download links below, and grab our exclusive bootleg he made for Laidback Luke’s ‘Till Tonight.’
Wow! We offered you up some free Swedish House Mafia treats and what a ridiculously overwhelming response we got from all of you dirty dancers. Through a scientifically proven randomization process (close eyes, scroll up and down frantically, write down first name on top) our winners are officially Caroline from California, Michael from Connecticut, and Alberto from Texas … Congrats!
Michael was actually rewarded for being the first responder and coincidentally you long-time dirty dancers may have seen his name on GDD™ before. That’s right, he’s 1/2 of the duo Bastille that made that magical ‘Cold As Ice’ remix that lit your pants on fire in late summer ’09. Bonus reward for Michael: another hand-crafted stomper up on his favorite blog.
I also threw in the newest Jokers Of The Scene goth-house/demon-step/horror-dub epic, just cause I like y’all so much.
Click on the word “Tracks” for downloads.
P.S. How does everyone like this lil’ SoundCloud gizmo? Post thoughts in the comments.
Aside from being a slacking blogger I still love to share the best. To to share a bite size of what my saturday night was like at the 2009 nocturnal festival, taking place in beautiful (ahem) San Bernadino, California. (It actually was great weather) With media/photo passes to myself, GDD took Nocturnal by one man storm. After the 2 hour wait on the 10/215 freeway change (and the retardation of parking at raves) I got the privilege of taking great photos onstage, and I had time to ask a couple questions to a few familiar names:
Me: What do you like most about playing in California?
RUSKO: Everything, thats why I moved out here!
Me: What? Really? You moved here?
RUSKO: Haha, Yeah man, everything for this music is in LA.
Me: You were absolutely brutal man, LA loves you – you killed it!
RUSKO: Haha thanks man, I’m a Cali-resident now, you know that!
and Dave Taylor….
Me: Do you think there is a decline of dubstep in the UK with all the thriving genres of electronic music there? Do you think maybe thats why the dubstep scene has become so popular in the states?
Switch: (Laughs) …What do you think?
Me: I think no one can stop the dubstep.
Switch: (Laughs) Well there you have it man, grab yourself a drink. (motions towards his bucket of alcoholic treasures)
Me: Is it true afrojack is suing diplo for stealing the ‘pon de floor’ riddim and giving him no credit?
Switch: I’ve actually heard about that yeah…(laughs)
Heres your dose cadets:
Murdering the dub stage at 1 in the morning, Rusko brought the bass pain we know and love, and He was a really cool guy to talk with. This jam is that pure filth.
This is a Switch mash up from his essential mix, cutting up Jayou’s ‘Crack Hands’ and Major Lazer’s ‘Keep it goin louder,’ Then dropping into the dubby King Jammy’s ‘Judgement Day.’ He was hilarious to meet and stuff like this makes him above the curve.
Laidback Luke was the best performance by far, owning the crowd by clashing his rave anthem house tracks with fresh new electro jams we all know and love. Here was the kicker though, in all its California Massive glory.
hey everybody. so i’ve been doing a ton of blogging lately so i thought it was about time to start one of my own. i’ll be throwing some good bangers and bruisers up here each week that i hope you will all appreciate. for now i’ll just throw a few tracks that have been constantly repeated in my car, ipod, head, etc. enjoy!
so i’m not a lil’ wayne fan at all but this track hits harder than any i have heard in a while. just wait for the beat to drop and you might have the urge to hump whatever speaker you are closest to.
these next couple songs/remixes are by some of our favorite boys from Italy that have been shredding up the electro scene lately. i actually just saw them at HARDfest a couple weeks ago and they absolutely killed it. i would definitely say that the electronic music coming out of Italy lately has been terriffic, but i suppose you can’t really go wrong with guys like the bloody beetroots, crookers, and federico franchi rockin your headphones.