It’s been a journey. Since its inception in the summer of 2010, our longest lasting weekly feature, The Dirt, has brought a staggering amount of free music to the masses, and we’re proud to still be here 100 editions and 100 Dirt Babes in the books. It’s a tough feat to get these tracks together each week (probably why we have some gaps in the mix here and there, apologies), but it’s been an amazing experience sharing music with all of you, which, of course, is the main reason why we’re here.
We wanted to put together something special for the centennial episode, so 11 of our writers have included 2 songs each — one from one of the 99 past Dirts that we’ve posted and any other song that we felt was exceptional enough to make the cut of such an outstanding post. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed putting them together. Here’s to another 100. Continue Reading
Ninety-nine. We’re one Dirt away from that magical century mark. But before we get there, The Dirt #99 is what’s happening NOW. It’s the latest killer tracks all in one place: a Jesse Rose remix of Duke Dumont’s “The Giver” (with female vocals!), The Chromatics covering New Order, a MASSIVE Italo/French House remix of Estelle’s classic “American Boy”, a new GLOVES remix, a new Monarchy track, that Disclosure remix of Artful Dodger (the exclamation point on a stellar year for the Disclosure boys) and more. Peep the tunes below + grab that hot (FREE) ten pack of tracks! And don’t forget your 99 Red Balloons on the way out…
To celebrate arguably one of the biggest tunes of the year, our UK friend and familiar Birdee has just released disco touch-up of Duke Dumont’s “The Giver” – for FREE on his soundcloud. Here’s what he had to say:
“I love the original and felt a disco edit would have worked well with the vocal…hope you enjoy it!”
Riding much deserved hype from his widely supported tracks “The Giver” and “Street Walker”, the UK-based Duke Dumont gave the world a taste of his newest single “Need U” recently on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. Featuring anthemic vocals from A*M*E, this tune is on course to be a staple in DJ sets to come and another breakthrough for the Duke. Listen below and get busy!
It’s time to set the mood for the upcoming months with the next installment of my bi-annual/seasonal mixtape series:aRod’s FallGaze 2012 Mix.The mixtape is chock full of lustful indie grooves, steamy disco + deep, sleazy house. Hot tracks from heavy hitters like Anna Lunoe, Disclosure and Van She along with some unreleased heaters from Benoit & Sergio, MANIK feat. Jeremy Glenn and Sure Thing…this mix should keep you warm and electrified from Fall all the way through Winter.
When it comes to remixes, Duke Dumont has a knack for putting his own stamp on a track and turning it into something fresh and original. He’s often called a producer’s producer and rightfully so. As expressed in a recent interview with The Line of Best Fit, he’s very respectful when it comes to the process and art of music production. The diversity of artists he has remixed (Santigold, Metronomy, ZZT, Bonobo, Mystery Jets) is a testament to his unique style and his respect for all genres of music. His latest gem of a remix is for the ethereal song “Your Drums, Your Love” by AlunaGeorge. It’s a beautifully crafted remix and the combination of AlunaGeorge and Duke Dumont is RED RED HOT.
The “Your Drums, Your Love” EP is out October 15th [Pre-order HERE]
Last Thursday we spoke with our friends and LA transplants Prince Club and Harvard Bass about a little bit of everything. Harvard Bass (Victor) has recently just started his own record label, Bump City Records, and thankfully I was in the know about the PC x HB collab coming out on the new label, so I grabbed the lads for a chat and unsurprisingly it was full of laughs. Max of Prince Club was in the middle of getting tattooed, and the other half of the Canadian duo Zach came and chimed in midway through the talk.
Get in on the talk below, and be sure to chat with us over on Twitter with more artists and record labels every Thursday using the #AskGDD hashtag!
Duke Dumont is back in a big way with the second installment of his For Club Play Only series. He released the first EP in May on Turbo Recordings, and is following it up with two massive tracks called ‘No Money Blues’ and ‘The Giver’. You can pick both up on September 17th.
Sinden has just released his latest single, ‘Keep It 1000,’ this week on his own imprint, Grizzly, and yesterday we saw Fader give out the drum-heavy Techno remix from Night Slugs‘ L-Vis 1990. The first time I listened to it, a sudden sense of anxiety came over me — not positive whether it was a good or bad thing. The constant beat made we wonder if L-Vis called this one a “Construction Remix” because he had a renovation team breaking the walls down in the studio next to him. Personally, I’m a bigger fan of the Duke Dumont remix on this release, but this is still a good one to add to the library nonetheless. Download it below and pick up the 3-track EP on iTunes. Continue Reading