Last week my good friend Ian of Bixel Boys passed along dirtybird youngster Justin Jay‘s forthcoming Static EP, and I honestly believe this is Justin’s finest release (out of 4) on the SF label yet. If I had to describe the title track “Static” in one word it would be heavy, but it’s a unique heaviness that includes Justin’s Tech-savvy side. A bouncy, almost corrupted-sounding bassline defines this 118BPM tune, and it really fucking bangs. The second track, ‘Waves,’ takes you on an epic 7+ minute journey where Justin showcases his musicianship in a truly sophisticated fashion. He incorporates many different percussive sounds in this one, along with well-timed vocal samples and catchy leads. A big √+ for you Justin Jay. Keep this shit coming.
Last month the good people at Dirtybird uploaded a preview of a monstrous EP by Breach. Since then the tracks have received major support from BBC Radio 1/1xtra DJ’s, and have been argued (by us of course) as the hottest tunes from Miami. Take a listen and go grab yourself a copy!
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dirtybird is back once again to take the reins of Avalon Hollywood’s Friday night weekly, CONTROL. This time, Justin Martin takes the role of headliner, with labelmates Worthy and J.Phlip providing opening and closing sets, respectively. Always a good time when the birds come to town, so don’t miss out on this one.
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted before 5:30PM on Friday.
2013 is shaping up to be a prospering year for 808s and ‘booty-tech’ basslines. The forefront label leading the charge Dirtybird walks hand in hand with their own Worthy‘s label Anabatic, casting light on fresh talent for the movement. Just released on Anabatic, Venice Beach native Ruff Hauser made his debut with his heavily supported Paul Bunyan EP featuring 3 hypnotizing tracks that are gaining some huge traction on their own. With the full dirtybird crew in favor, Ruff Hauser is giving away his own version of Justin Martin‘s “Ruff Stuff”, a personal VIP ‘Re-Ruff’ that strengthens the best samples from the original into its own jackin’ product. Grab it below, and pick up his new Paul Bunyan EP out now!
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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.