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One glance at the tracklist below and you’ll realize that this mixtape has a different kind of dirty dancing to offer up.  It’s a mix full of seductive Summer sounds that will accompany you during those times when a bad decision is the right decision.  It’s Summertime mystery + sunshine bliss…laid back, sexed up vibes wrapped up + ready to be the soundtrack to your sleazy Summer.

Ellie Goulding – High For This [Weeknd Cover]
Jai Paul – Jasmine
Vanilla – Still Love U
Kindness – House [Them Jeans Remix]
The KDMS – Your Love is Right
Beach House – Lazuli
Goldroom – Fifteen [Freak You Remix]
Touch Tone – Home Away From Home [Benedikt Hammer Remix]
Justin Martin – Don’t Go
Slow Magic & Beat Culture – Once
Paradis – Je m’ennuie
Van She – Jamaica
Chromatics – Back From The Grave
M83 – Reunion [Naked & Famous Remix]


Good morning! Today’s stories include Tomorrowland 2012, Skrillex + Ellie Goulding + Swedish House Mafia, Kraftwerk, Ableton + Soundcloud, Laidback Luke, Jakob Liedholm, & Snoop Dogg. Please read on for the full stories after the jump.

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LA…The end of summer is upon us!

This Saturday, September 3rd – The funky brewsters of NO SHIRT/NO SHOES are throwing another wet n’ wild pool party @ the Standard Hotel in Hollywood. Gracing the decks this time will be Falcon Punch, Junkyard and GDD’s very own BONES and aRod – along with their chill master residents, Tropicool & Bixel Boys. The party starts @ noon and goes til 6pm, so get out there early for some cool dranks, hot tunes and good lookin people. Kick off the Labor Day weekend right!

The Standard Hollywood
8300 Sunset Blvd.
Noon – 6pm | 21+


Set your Labor Day Weekend to kick back chill-matic with the Geisha Twins remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” – along with a rewind of aRod + BONES Official Pacific Festival mix (a summer favorite by far).

Ellie Goulding – Lights (Geisha Twins Remix) by Geisha Twins

PACIFIC FESTIVAL 2011 PROMO MIX by aRod | GottaDanceDirty™

From the early to mid-2000s, if you saw a track that had the words “featuring Erlend Øye” as part of the track name, you knew you were in for a treat.  Erlend Øye‘s silky smooth voice made him a favorite amongst many artists to collaborate with, including Röyksopp, Phonique, Feist & DJ Hell.  On top of being the go-to guy for an artist in need of a top tier vocal collab, he also had his hands in several personal projects including Kings of Convenience & The Whitest Boy Alive.  Erlend Øye has been on sabbatical over the last few years and since then, one man has proven to be a worthy successor as The Man With The Golden Touch: Theophilus London.

In baseball, he’s a five-tool player.  In basketball he’s a triple double threat.  No matter what genre he’s lyrically slicin’ & dicin’, Theophilus London gets the job done in the coolest way possible.   He’ll take a dreamwave track from Futurecop! & make it dreamier.  He’ll take an electro-sex song from Jimmy Edgar & make it electric.  And just when you think a tune by Ellie Goulding can’t get any better, he makes a pop tune POP.

His new single, “Last Name London”, is the first track off his highly anticipated debut LP “Timez Are Weird These Days” (Out July 19th).  Ungh.

Theophilus London – Last Name London by aRod | GottaDanceDirty™

Here’s a round-up of some golden moments by Mr. London:
• Theophilus London – Wine & Chocolates
• Maximum Balloon – Groove Me (feat. Theophilus London)
• Jimmy Edgar – Hot Raw Sex (feat. Theophilus London)
• Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (Penguin Prison Remix feat. Theophilus London)
• Theophilus London – Humdrum Town


It’s a French takeover tomorrow night at the Avalon ladies and gentlemen. The man, the legend, Alan Braxe, will be headlining the night along with the groovy Lifelike and the always entertaining Minitel Rose. It’s going to be a night of Parisian pleasures and feel-good French house, so head on out for this big time event.

Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount ticket list for the evening. All names must be submitted before 5:30PM tomorrow night!

Back to where I know you all like it! $10 before 11PM!

Ellie Goulding – The Writer (Alan Braxe Remix)
I swear I want to marry Ellie Goulding.



This week at VS. we’d like to take you deep into the world of dark techno. Our good friend, Audrey Napoleon, will be headlining the night along with support from Avi D, Andrew Serrano, and Houser MD. If you haven’t heard about our new West Side weekly by now, come on out and see what all the hype is about tomorrow night. Again, the party will be FREE w/ RSVP at DANCEiSM.com this week, along with $5 Red Bull/Vodkas all night so don’t worry about breaking the bank. Let’s get hopped up and listen to techno.

Listing Info:
The Central: Social Aid & Pleasure Club
1348 14th St., Santa Monica, CA
21+  9PM – 2AM

Stedd & Numca – Hamlet (No Body’s Just Brain Edit) √+

Fantastic big room, ravey remix by our friends, No Body. They take Dada Life‘s favorite user-submitted track and make it fit for the big stage. Really looking forward to more production from these guys. Hop on over to DSCOTECH to check out their blog.

Ellie Goulding – Lights (Bassnectar Remix)
It’s exactly what you’d expect from the song title. Ellie Goulding‘s angelic vocals matched with Bassnectar‘s unmatched production style.



2009 was gnarly. MJ died. Obama was the cool black dude who got elected as president, but now everyone’s scratching their head wondering how he could be worse than the last bro, and this bass heavy genre of filth called dubstep kicked previous chart-topping bloghaus tracks to the curb. Here are some of my humble comments and selections from the year:

Biggest Dubstep ‘chune’ Emalkay – When I Look At You
-Few songs deserve the title of being called mega. This track goes so far beyond it. Skream dropped it during a set in Miami and I seriously thought this was the end of music as we knew it as kids literally bum-rushed the stage. After Emalkay pushed back the release date a few months, DJs were frothing at the bit to finally have the tune at their fingertips.

Das Elektronic Erol Alkan & Boys Noize – Waves
-While everyone and their brother either went mnml or wobble wobble, electronic gods Erol Alkan and Boys Noize stuck to their guns and produced a 9 minute epic. If you were a big time festival DJ in Europe worth your salt, you played this song.

Nu-Disco Loveys Damn Arms – Destination Pt. II
-This synth work in this track is second to none. It gets better every time I listen to it. I love it so so so much. Like seriously, so much.

Wobble Wobble Jack Beats – Get Down (VIP Edit)
-This summer I was in LA and spent the entire month of July and into August counting down the days to see Jack Beats are Hardfest. Long story short, cops busted the joint down and I never got to see him. FAIL.

Club Track Major Lazer – Pon de Floor
-Sure, we’ve all about had enough of this mayjah lazah song, but there is no denying how stoked you were the first few times you heard it out. If you told me that dancehall would be the biggest thing pon de charts since Justice, I would have told you to stop smoking so much reefer mon.

MNML-TEK HAUS Lazy Jay – Float My Boat (Pablo Decoder)
-I’m not gonna lie, my dad could probably produce a better ‘minimal’ song than most of the shit I hear these days (looking at you kid who just got ableton), but this Pablo Decoder track is massive.

!! RAVE !! D.I.M. & TAI – Lyposuct
-Easiest choice so far. Drugz and layzurs.

Hottest Babe who can sing award Ellie Goulding – Under the Sheets (Jeuce Rework)
If I was a chick I would be really envious of Miss Ellie Goulding. Her voice is too sexy. This Jeuce remix is my favorite out of the million floating around the blogosphere too (watch out for these UK kids next year)

So that about wraps up 2k9. Dub, disco, wobble and some cheeky stuff sprinkled in between. You could probably make a damn fine mix if you put them all together (food for thought) Anywho, here’s to more celebrities failing to realize that, yes, if you take too many drugs, you will die and people will mourn you via twitter (too soon??) Dance on into 2010 you dirty kids.

<3 troy kurtz!

I know I know. It’s about time we covered the new Ellie Goulding single. Believe me, I love it just as much as you. I was just waiting for the right time to give the lady the respect she deserves. Her new track, “Under The Sheets,” is absolutely fantastic; a great song with lyrics that give me the tingles that Imogen still does from Speak For Yourself.
The main reason I waited to expose this song on GDD™ is because I knew that there would be some superb remixes in its wake, and (not to toot my own horn) I was right.
Check ’em. This woman is unbelievable.
thanks redthreat

pic: Anthony Verrilli

After asking readers last week to define ‘banger’ and ‘mixtape’, let’s kick off the week and ask the audience,
What’s the difference between a cover and a remix?
I’ve picked the following three jams to help spark some discussion.
Honestly, no surprises here but a solid remix nonetheless.