The Florida resident and very promising Dirtybird talent, Mark Starr, comes through with an excellent guest mix that’ll put your cranked up subwoofers to work. Upon listening, you’ll find that he included an eclectic array of his own originals, special edits, and of course some other infectiously groovy tracks to round out the booty bass masterpiece. With two forthcoming remixes of Kill Frenzy’s “Booty Clap” due out on Dirtybird, as well as an original called “Rood Boy,” due out on the Dirtybird Players Club compilation this year, Mark Starr certainly has quite a bit to look forward to this year as a fresh face on the scene. Don’t sleep on this one.
Kicking off our guest mix series in 2013, we have the pleasure of hosting a GDD™ favorite, Ardalan, who currently resides in the beautiful city of San Francisco. With numerous floor filler tracks out on prominent labels such as dirtybird, he has consistently shown his prowess and raw artistic ability in the studio. Ardalan’s musical talent certainly carries over when he’s behind the decks, and this guest mix (recorded live) showcases his impressive DJ capabilities and exquisite taste for booty shakin’ beats. Be prepared for an hour of enlightening grooves that serve as a foundation for his sound for the rest of the year.
“Make sure you make me look like a complete wanker.” were Eats Everything’s (aka Daniel Pearce) parting words to me. Mind you, this is at a cracking warehouse party around 5AM, where he’s still bouncing around and having a (ahem) JOLLY GOOD TIME. That’s just the type of person the house producer from Bristol is. Brimming with cheeky English humor and infectious personality, it took all of half a second upon meeting him to realize this was going to be the easiest interview ever.
You can read the interview after the jump, and be sure to check out his new EP on dirtybird, and tune into his radio show on IHeartRadio every Thursday at 9PM EST.
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With this week’s guest mix from the teenage Los Angeles native, Justin Jay, we’re kicking up the tempo and keeping things groovy for all of your deep/bassline needs and desires. The old saying goes, “Love has no age,” but in today’s electronic music industry, it’s becoming ever more clear that “globally-recognized musical talent” can be readily substituted for “love,” and Justin is the perfect example of that. With matured taste and production skills that are well beyond his years, he continues to impress with no sign of slowing down. We’re proud to present you with an hour of fine mixing and curated tunes, along with a free bonus download of the original mix of “The Dip,” as well as Prince Club‘s “Dip it Good Re-work.” Enjoy! √+
Kill Frenzy has had a very, very good year. He’s got releases on dirtybird, Anabatic, and Moda Black, a track that hundreds of DJs across hundreds of genres fired out from their crates as a club weapon, and DJ sets all over the world (including a stop here in LA for HARD Summer), all helping him quickly become a name at the tip of everyone’s tongue when it comes to bumpin’ booty bass. Unsurprisingly so, with a track that has made millions of people not-so-secretly wish they could make their booty clap. With a marketable and clever DJ name, a hairstyle rivaling Roger Klotz from Doug, and a finesse for groovy but rattling bass lines, Kill Frenzy is locked and loaded to continue along his path of tech-y goodness.
Last week I caught the elusive Brussels native for a chat on Twitter, and what a charmer the young lad is. Go check out our discussion after the jump, where we talk about many of his favorite things, including naked girls in his studio, chocolate, the Ghettos & Gardens album, and more.
While I personally can’t stand to hear “Make That Booty Clap” one more time this year, there’s no denying the massive success it had across all genres of dance music in 2012. From Soul Clap to Skrillex, Kill Frenzy united the community with his rump-shaking masterpiece. Now, the Belgian follows up his debut EP on dirtybird with Go To The Mo — a 3-track EP which once again demonstrates Kill Frenzy’s ability to make dance music for all sorts. Bits of Breaks, Techno, Bass, and more can be heard throughout the 3 original productions, leading me to believe that Kill Frenzy has found a good home here in America with the eclectic dirtybird family. Go To The Mo is out today on Beatport and will be released worldwide on the 25th. √+Continue Reading
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.