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What’s up loyal readers?  Myself (Tre) and K.M.O.C. are on Dirt duty this week and we have some really exciting stuff for you and your upcoming weekend.  My picks have 5 exclusive free downloads coming at you that range from sinister techno to swinging, groovy house.

Tre’s Picks

Fazhands – Downtown Sound *320

I couldn’t be more excited to give away this Fazhands track on this week’s dirt!  Downtown Sound is a pleasurably deep and intelligent tune that is perfect for that closing club set.  Look out for more Fazhands in the future!

Purloid – Lochmachinoch *320

Now this is my kind of jam!  Purloid‘s Lochmachinoch is a dark techno masterpiece that will make you bare your teeth and nod your head. The track’s bass line is nothing short of hypnotizing and Purloid keeps you interested with intelligent synthesis and sequencing.

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Today saw the release of Zulu X-Ray, the latest EP from GDD homies Zedex (formerly ZX). The young British house duo have put out a stormer of a record, featuring guest vocals from Brooklyn based label-mate Sam Wilkes. This week we caught up with Jamie Graham and James Trayford of Zedex to talk about their new release, recent name changes, and dancing dirty. Here’s how it played out…

GDD: Thanks for taking the time to chat guys. So starting from the top, how did ZEDEX come about?

James Trayford: We were at school in Peterborough together, but while there we’d both been playing in this electro-rock band called Cut This City, without much success. As our influences changed we started a side project, quickly becoming our main project, called ZX.

GDD: Why the recent name change from ZX to ZEDEX though?

Jamie Graham: People were complaining that they couldn’t find our stuff so we decided to make it more search engine-friendly. Zedex is way easier to google than the two letters of ZX…

JT: …plus we’re not as big as the games console or Citroen car yet!

GDD: What influenced your sound starting up, and who influences you now?

JT: We’d always been aware of the original french house stars, Bangalter, Modjo et al. , but it wasn’t really until 2007 with bands like Bag Raiders, Cut Copy, Van She coming out of Australia and the breakthrough of Justice and the Ed-Banger guys from France that we really got excited about electronic music. Fenech Soler, who come from a village near us were the only electro band to pretty much ever come from this area and supported us right from the start, letting us remix their track ‘LA Love’. They were pretty good mentors early on I guess. We’ve got a pretty wide range of musical influences spanning to rock bands like The Mars Volta and Deftones, or more experimental stuff like Brian Eno, and Danny Elfman.

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LDN, this Friday our friends at Metamimetic are teaming up with sister label WotNot to takeover the decks and MPCs at the City Arts & Music project in London. The two labels have curated an impressive lineup of friends and family, bringing together some of London’s freshest talent in beats, bass and house music. Friday will also see a debut from Fazhands’ new sideproject with Tiny Giant: Nicolas + Cage.

Entry’s Free, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Lineup:
Streets of Beige
Nicolas + Cage (Metamimetic)
Tim Parker (YSK)
Boa Boa (Dark Party)
JJ Mumbles (WotNot)
Jesta (Fidget
Simon O’Brien w/ Nadina (E3/FBJ)
Hosted by Sinna G & Charo

Listing Info:
Friday 10th June 2011 // 10pm-4am
THE CAMP (City Arts & Music Project)
70-74 City Road, London, EC1Y 2BJ

Entry: FREE

Much Love,
TRE

LA brethren it’s almost Thursday again, which means it’s nearly time for the dirtiest party of the week. This week, Versus is going to be extra special as Metamimetic takes over GDD™ and Danceism‘s infamous weekly. All the way from London, underground sensation Fazhands will be gracing us with his presence and unparalleled action on the 1s and 2s. Joining him are Los Angeles based Metamimetic artists Tre and Avedon. Finally, don’t miss San Francisco’s own Sososoon who’ll be getting the party started. This is truly a unique show, boasting transatlantic talent from the London label, who’ve also brought over their resident MC: Sinna G of Mortal Methods to host the night.

This is a FREE one for you folks with the infamous $5 Red Bull + Vodkas, so get out here and get on a heater. RSVP names and pluses at DANCEiSM.com for guestlist.

Set Times

9:30-10:30: SoSoSoon

10:30-11:30: Avedon

11:30-12:45: Fazhands

12:45-Close: Tre

Oh and of course here are some tracks for your listening pleasure : )

Boy Mandeville – Killing The Work (Fazhands ‘Lost In Space’ Remix) by fazhands

Amnesia (Out on beatport in May!) by Tre

Bad Boyz Preview Coming Soon On Metamimetic Records!!! by djavedon

SOSOSOON – F.Y.P.M. by SOSOSOON

Always with love,

TRE

LDN This weekend Metamimetic are piloting the first of the label’s Sunday tech-house sessions. From 4pm – Midnight, Metamimetic residents Fazhands and SweetFA, will be laying siege to the legendary Old Blue Last, joined by special guests Scrub, Lucian, and a B2B set from Potty Mouth Disco‘s Red Ben and Mike OK. With the emphasis on a deep and groovy sound, this the perfect way to end the weekend on vibes.

Scope out SweetFA’s Deep In Thought Promo mix below:

Listing Info:
Sunday 13th March // 4pm – 12 Midnight
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street, London EC2
N.T.: Old Street
Free Entry
Event pages: Facebook // Resident Advisor

TRE

Big ups to our reader submitted GDD babe of the week!

After a short hiatus for the festive season, we’re back to bring you the first Dirt of 2011! Starting the year off strong, this week we’ve a fresh 14 in store, accumulating some of the hottest tracks in tropical tech, disco-house, electro and dubstep. Fear not Dirty Dancers, we will indeed be back with another helping next week. Whether it lands on a Wednesday or Saturday is up to the powers that be, but feel free to stick your oar in by voicing your thoughts on our facebook page and the comments section below.

Without further ado, it gives me great pleasure to dish The Dirt, number 22…

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Last week the Press Play EP from long time GDD™ homie Fazhands dropped on Metamimetic. The follow up to last year’s Flush EP, Press Play sees the 21 year old Londoner delve into a deeper sound, through which he really seems to have found his niche. Title track ‘Press Play’ features guest vocals from label-mate Sam Wilkes, while ‘Bullitt’ and a remastered ‘Neptune’ are nifty bookends to a solid and well rounded tech-house EP.

Fazhands – Press Play (feat. Sam Wilkes)
Cop his recent 002 mix below, and cruise over to Beatport to pick up the full EP.

Fazhands – 002 Mix by fazhands

Download Link and tracklist after the jump

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What’s good Dirty Dancers?! It gives us great pleasure to announce our first ever European show, which we’re throwing in connection with Metamimetic at London’s legendary East Village on Friday 29 October! We’ve curated a lineup which includes very special friends, but also some of the freshest talent the electronic music scene has to offer. After all it’s Halloween, so the emphasis is on blooding new artists…

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This summer, GottaDanceDirty homie and Metamimetic label-mate Tre has been hard at work in the studio, putting the finishing touches to his debut EP: Donna. From Los Angeles, Tre’s live sets are epic affairs of heavy electro and dubstep; Control regulars will most likely have caught one of these spectacles in the Honey Lounge this year in support of acts like Simian Mobile Disco and Don Diablo. Tre’s unmatched charisma behind the turntables comes from several years experience as the frontman for a screamo punk band, and his instrumental EP is certainly influenced by this. Donna features 5 originals, including the reworked ‘Get Up’, a track that we featured back in February. Dubstep and classical influences are pretty resonant throughout, with a well rounded debut that is as raw and overdriven, as it is mellow and melodic. So get at it:

Tre – Donna (Full Zip: 68.7MB)

Tre – Terror (Original Mix)
Tre – Blue Eyes (Original Mix)
Tre – Get Up (Remastered)
Tre – Devil’s Cackle (Original Mix)
Tre – The Alchemist (Original Mix)

For all you UK based Dirty Dancers: this Wednesday we’ll be heading up North and laying siege to Leeds Cockpit where Metamimetic are hosting Room 2 at a new night called Drop The Phone. Sets come from ZX, Fazhands and yours truly, SweetFA. So roll through and say what’s up. In the meantime, here are a couple of tracks to get the Tech-House juices flowing for Fazhands’ forthcoming EP, set to drop in October:

Fazhands – Tumble Dryer (Original Mix)
Fazhands – Neptune (Original Mix)

SweetFA

Last Monday Peterborough synth-house duo ZX dropped their brand new High Crimes EP on Metamimetic. The three jam EP combines catchy licks with layered synthlines and Parisian filters which at times sounds refreshingly Ed Banger-esque. Giving the nod to a variety of genre including 80s synth-pop and new-wave, ZX have pioneered their own brand of maximalist house to great results. This is a solid debut EP from a pair you can expect to hear a whole lot more from.

If you’re London based, be sure to head over to the legendary Old Blue Last in Shoreditch on Friday 20th August, where you can catch ZX playing a live set alongside a stack of other artists including GDD homie Fazhands, to celebrate the UK launch of the Metamimetic label. In the meantime though, check out their EP as well as the firey Jupiter bonus track:
BONUS:
SweetFA