I stopped by a shoot in Los Angeles with my best bud Joakim, one half of Forever Kid, and threw a quick 10 questions his way. We chatted everything from street art to Eggo® Waffles, Kangaroo Court to who’s cute. They’ve also recut and rereleased the first remix they ever did, a classic by Whitney Houston, their way of looking back as they take the next big step. I love Whitney Houston.
Forever Kid are out on the town, generally messing with Hollywood. Check out who they mess with at the end. Any vandalism of that place is pretty neat in my book. Something tells me they’ll somehow receive a sternly worded letter signed by several lawyers for that one. If you happen to be several lawyers who represent a ridiculously fraudulent cult, and would like me to pass a sternly worded letter on to Forever Kid, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks!
Forever Kid Fridays comes a day early today, and they’re after my own heart. In the years since the King of Pop has passed, we’ve seen plenty of hasty remixes leech their way up the blogs every August 29, his birthday. Today we have something different and special, a tasteful ode to the man and legend that was, and always will be. Forever Kid‘s signature dream-come-true styled synths reimagine these iconic riffs, bust their way through with flying kicks, and send us head first into the end, for that face-melting Van Halen solo we all know so well. They basically rocked out a 2013 pop anthem out of a 1983 pop anthem. I’m on listen #4. Rest in paradise, MJ.
Forever Kid are at it again. This week’s Forever Kid Fridays features another big remix, this time of the dance classic Can’t Get You Out of My Head, by uberbabe Kylie Minogue. Our first installment of the series saw Forever Kid’s Beegees remix quickly ascend the ranks of Hype Machine to #1, and I expect nothing less from this one. Bold, layered synthwork accents Kylie’s ethereal and eternally sexy vocals in a hugely haunting way. At first listen you’re transported to the crescendo of a mainstage set from a festival in a dreamy retro-future. And there’s a killer solo at the end. Stay tuned and #RefuseToGrowUp.
Forever Kid are up to no good. In celebration of last week’s Beegees remix quickly reaching #1 on Hype Machine, the boys flipped their helmet on to nightmode (+ a Go Pro they installed in it, of course), made a quick stop at Costco, then took off for a bit of stealthy night mission trouble. 300 rolls of toilet paper and 15 cans of shaving cream later… and hmm what’s that new sound at the end? We’ll find out next week on Forever Kid Fridays. #RefuseToGrowUp
Forever Kid is a feeling… a dream-come-true back to times when things were simple, free, and more fun. Influenced as much by the soaring solos of rock ‘n’ roll as by pounding big-room anthems, these two childhood friends from Sweden have come together to bring you Forever Kid Fridays on GDD™. We’ll have an exclusive throwback remix or original every other Friday, and it looks like some antics to be found in between. Today we have their big, crunchy remix of the Bee Gees classic, Tragedy. It’s Friday kiddos– have some fun with this one.
After last week’s blissed-out downtempo guest mix from Cyril Hahn, we’re bringing out the disco ball and the spotlight shines brightly on the youthful and modernistic producer/DJ known as JackLNDN. Previously on GDD™, Jack‘s remix of Zedd’s “Spectrum” was the only rendition of the tune that we supported, and here we are again giving him the slot to show you what he’s capable of. When it comes to mixtapes, he has delivered the full package as he executed perfect transitions, selected funky disco/electro tracks, and even included an unreleased tune of his own and other unreleased edits of tracks that were revitalized with his fresh style. Keep an eye out for some of his unreleased material that we’ll be premiering in the coming weeks. In the meantime, enjoy this stellar guest mix from the one and only JackLNDN.
Welcome to Vol. 1 of our new weekly feature here at Gotta Dance Dirty™ : The Weekly Mix up. Every Friday we will be posting a new selection of mixes. Some new, some old, and some GDD™ Exclusive. So whether you’re powering through your last day at the office or prepping for a weekend night out, check back here every Friday… Ya never know what is going to end up in The Mix Up!
If you want to see a mix tape featured in the coming weeks, tweet me your suggestions: @GDDkmoc
Without further adieu, I am proud to give you the Weekly Mix Up: VOL.1 Continue Reading
Hot on the heels of his recent release with Musical Freedom, Ken Loi’s unofficial remix of “Scream” by Usher is the perfect pregame track for your Friday night. Taking the smooth vocals and danceability of Usher’s original, Ken pumps up the bass and creates an infectious electro beat guaranteed to get you moving. Download it below. Continue Reading