Tamie Adaya and her latest venture, Crown Jewels, are throwing a cozy (read: crazy) little warehouse party at The Well tonight and tomorrow morning. You may recall this venue if you attended the HARD afterparty on Halloween that Boys Noize ended up taking the reigns of. Doorly, Toddla T, Them Jeans + Dan O of Dim Mak, Dillon Francis and Nadastrom’s Dave Nada tag teaming a moombahton set and our very own Matt Black closing things out. Can’t mention the special guest (hint: UK MC, he’s a big deal) but I’m sure you’ll be able to figure more out after poking around the facebook page. Be sure to RSVP.
All my best,
Isn’t there a saying that the best things come in 3′s? Either way, another huge CONTROL tripleheader is being held this Friday at the Avalon in Hollywood, with the return of the lovely Annie Mac, as well as performances by two artists who have both already had an absolutely smashing 2010; the unpredictable Englishman, Doorly, and the mysterious and intriguing man from Naples, Riva Starr. Expect to hear an eclectic mix of the world’s best dance music, including more than a few tunes that you probably have never heard before. Also, make sure to stop by the GDD™ House Party room, located to the right of the main stage in between the stage and the smoking alley. We’ll be having some fun in there as well.
Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount ticket list for the evening. All names must be in before 6pm on Friday night. Pricing will be as follows:
21+: $10 before 11pm
18+: $15 before 11pm
930 – 1030 Brazzabelle
1030 – 12 Doorly
12 – 130 Annie Mac
130 – 3 / 330 Riva Starr
3 / 330 – close Alex Khadiwala
At the end of this month, Martin Doorly‘s set to launch his new label called Pigeonhole This! In conjunction with the label launch, Doorly will be giving away an EP featuring six of his unheard originals; we’re pretty excited to hear what he comes up with, so keep an eye out for that. In the meantime though, here’s his latest remix of the new Delphic single:
From the Vault:
Delphic remixed by one of the pioneers of the future garage sound that’s popping off in the UK right now.
photo cred: latfh.com
The record sees Azlan team up with his buddies The Others
, who have produced some vibin’ mellow dubs for Azlan to spit over. Starkey
‘s remix of ‘Jah Live’ is filled with glitchy synths and distorted basslines; replacing the roots dub feel of the Rusko produced original mix. Meanwhile, Unitz
take the keys of original ‘Selektah!’ (produced by The Others) up to a major key – If the original was made for smoking zoots in underground clubs, the Unitz track takes things above ground for some beach blazin’. Check it:
One guy I’ve been paying a lot of attention to lately is Audio Phreaks
artist Bar 9
, from the UK. His dubs have been kicking up a lot of heat lately and his sets are annihilation on a small scale. Example
‘s ‘Kickstarts’ EP is set to drop at the beginning of June, featuring remixes from the expected dutch house crowd, but this for me, is the reason you’ll want to purchase the EP on Beatport
– it blows the other tracks out of the water. Bar 9 is definitely one to be keeping an eye out for in 2010, so watch this space.
One of the latest signings to the Trouble & Bass
label, The Boogaloo Crew
have been putting out some big tracks recently. Their remix of DRT
‘s ‘Rising Sun’ was what put me onto them at the end of 2009, and this new bootleg of Jose Gonzalez
‘Crosses’ is pretty dank. From the UK, these boys have an awesome work ethic, also playing out as side-project Dark Sky
, which has recently been picked up by the Bristol based Black Acre
label. Dark Sky produce some sick UK Garage, keep your eyes and ears peeled for their remix of The xx
‘Crystalised’, a blitz track that’s due to drop sometime soon.
From one Trouble & Bass
artist to another, AC Slater
‘s just been remixed by Doorly
, who GDD featured
a few weeks ago. Just when I was confidently bigging up his move from dubstep to more of a funky sound, he goes and puts out another electro-dub track. Not sure what to make of this effort though, I dropped it last night into Doctor P
‘s ‘Sweet Shop’; not a fan of the spin-backs, they kind of do my nut in, but take those guys out and you’ve got a pretty clean track.
photo cred: elasticartists.net
Big ups to Palms Out Sounds
for this next one, I picked it out of their Remix Sunday zipper last week and meant to post it sooner. Jazz and soul into dubstep; full marks for innovation. With dubs raining out of all genres, I was pretty surprised this hadn’t been done to death yet. High Rankin
, a sickeningly good dubstep producer from Brighton, UK has teamed up again with Evolve or Die to produce a huge tune.
I’d describe this one as Baltimore House-step. Buying into the insanity of Gorillaz
‘s nonsensical new single featuring De La Soul
slams out a melee of club house, wonky bass and the well know Lyn Collins
B’more sample. Well worth a look.
Lately, Martin Doorly‘s production has made the transition from dubstep to UK Funky, which is wicked in my view. Those unfamiliar with UK funky house, it’s a new genre that’s been kicking up a lot of heat over the past six months, forged out of UK garage, electro-house, breaks & afrobeat – check it, it’s good stuff. Back to Doorly though, the Wax:On resident has just dropped his latest remix of Welsh indie act Marina and The Diamonds, a chill track with a funky bassline guaranteed to stave off those post-Coachella blues. ‘I Am Not A Robot’ is no newbie to attention, clocking recent remixes from Passion Pit, Penguin Prison and LA-based Fool’s Gold, but in my opinion it’s Doorly’s that takes the cake. See for yourself:
photo cred: Banksy
Wassup dirty dancers?! After a stonking weekend here’s a healthy dose of dubstep and IDM to aid you with your recovery…
+ If somehow you still haven’t had your Crookers fill from Bones’ Tons of Friends preview last week, here’s their guest mix for Annie Nightingale:
glitchy goodness. Here’s the tracklisting…
1. Dem Hunger – Peugeot Pregnancy
2. Shlohmo – Antigravity (Low Limit Remix)
3. Floating Points – Truly
4. Crookers feat. Miike Snow – Remedy (Accapella)
5. Crookers feat. Miike Snow – Remedy
6. Four Tet – Sing
7. Die Voegel – Blaue Moschee
8. Shlomi Aber – Sketches (Be As One)
9. Novalima – Machete
10. Basic Soul Unit – Dank
11. Machine Drum – Carry The Weight (Demo)
12. Crookers feat. Roisin Murphy – Royal T (Accapella)
photo cred: David LaChapelle
From Melborne Australia, The Temper Trap are a breakthrough indie act that should be on everyone’s radars for they’ve recently scored remixes from Adam Freeland, Axwell & Dirty South. They’re playing Music Box at the Fonda in LA this Wednesday, and again at Coachella in April. Here’s the latest single ‘Fader’ remixed by Jakwob:
If that’s a little too soft for you, here are a couple of heavy hitters you may have missed first time around:
raw dubstep and a filthy drop
Banging electro wobble. Made to play loud
More grimey dubstep from one of my favorite Trouble & Bass artists – Philadelphia-based Starkey is killing it on the production front. Currently touring in Europe, fingers crossed for another North America tour because this guy’s sets are wild.
dirty basslines interspersed with chilled orchestral licks. win
I couldn’t run a post about Starkey without posting the title track off his Stars EP that dropped today. Mellow out to this one:
This is a post-night out track. Kick back to it and get led astray by Anneka’s vocals
This Friday the long awaited arrival of Monsieur Oizo to CONTROL will finally be satiated. The show needs no hyping on my part because as you know this Frenchman is a present day musical mastermind and a massive name behind the Ed Banger label. He doesn’t cruise through here on a very consistent basis, so I highly recommend going on Friday just to get lost in the majesty of his brilliant performance. The House Party room will also be packed full of some of our favorite friends/DJs including DJ Winner (SF), aRod (SB), Hammerwolf, and of course ///BONES, so come on out and have a fun Friday with all of us.
Be sure to RSVP at JONAHDANCESDIRTY@GMAIL.COM to make sure you are on the GDD guestlist for discount tickets (10$). Also, try to arrive early this week as there will be an extremely packed house for Mr. O.
And now for the goods. I picked out a few remixes of the master that I thought you might enjoy…
It’s no secret that the body rattling genre of dubstep has re-emerged into the ears of dirty dancers worldwide (I say re-emerged because ‘dub/breakbeat’ has been around longer than you). So, when I bring up the name Doorly, you should get a little tingly in your stomach, as his remixes of Calvin Harris & The Temper Trap are top-shelf spiritual endeavors. He delivers two remixes by Riton & Primary 1‘s ‘Who’s There’, because he loved the song so much, just one rendition wasn’t going to cut it. And if you’re still not satisfied, he recorded a ferocious 5-minute minimix for Miss Annie Mac over at BBC1. OK, so there’s one downfall. The tracks are 128kbps, so instead of buying another PBR for your best breaux tonight, purchase the songs over at beatport/itoonz if you’re so inclined.
• Riton & Primary 1 – Who’s There (Doorly Remix)
• Riton & Primary 1 – Who’s There (Doorly’s Knock Knock Remix)
• Doorly’s BBC Radio1 Minimix