With my nice leather jacket fresh of the closet for the season, as well as more beanies than I can unapologetically admit to owning and wearing, it’s official: it’s getting cold. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of fall & the things that come with it: rosy cheeks, cozy fireplaces, pumpkin or apple EVERYTHING, and so on, but there’s something I’ll always miss about the kiss of summer that kind of comes with being a california girl (damn you, Katy Perry..)
As the winter chill nips at our heels, it’s nice to reminisce about the warm days of summer, where being out in the sun inevitably leads to a happier disposition, more dance parties, and from a chemical perspective, an increase in your body’s production of eumelanin. Pretty much the stuff that your skin creates to protect your cells from getting their DNA damaged by the sunlight, since it’s pigmented a higher level of melanin would mean a darkened skin color. Viola, a tan!
Below are what I can laughably call my very own musical tanning-bed, your own little reminder of summer. Put on your favorite pool party ensemble, bust out the Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville Margarita Maker, and shake your booty to these sun-lovin, summer-drippin tunes.
“The waves ≠ raves consists of hand-picked gems that inspire us, tickling and tempting our creative juices. Some are old, some are new, but it is what we are listening to now. They are groovey, flowing, and sun-kissed just like that perfect wave. They are uplifting and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. They sound the best with a babe in one hand, a cold brewski in the other, and the sand beneath your feet. Stay Dreamy.”
To ring in the last month of the year, we have The Dirt #55 that should be on repeat throughout your weekend. Grab all of our picks in the .zips below, then catch commentary and GDD™ exclusives after the jump!
Tim Green has just dropped a huge remix of ‘Live Those Days Tonight’, from the new Friendly Fires record Pala. By stripping back a lot of the original synths and adding groovier bursts of bassline, Green’s crafted a beautiful piece of tech-house, while still retaining the funkiness of the FF original. As with all Friendly Fires tunes, there’s no shortage of hand claps and cowbells – but when was that ever a bad thing?
Great summer vibes, so sit back and bliss out:
•Friendly Fires – Live Those Days Tonight (Tim Green Remix)[removed by request]
Guided by the ruling hand of the GottaDanceDirty™ Pharaoh, we at GDD™ have certain guidelines in which we are to follow. One major rule handed down to us by the Pharaoh is to limit the generic “hey, here’s my top tunes of the week” posts***. BUT…I haven’t posted for a bit, so I’m doing what I gotta do – a “top tunes” post. Let’s hope my punishment is light.
First off, do yourself a super solid and check out Robots With Rayguns on Soundcloud (and peep Binary’s choice write up on RWR). Robots With Rayguns are giving away their entire album for free! That rules on many levels. For some new wave+electro+spacepop domination, go grab ‘Electro Isn’t Dead’ off Soundcloud RIGHT MEOW!
Today is the first day of autumn and what better way to kick off the season than this dreamwave mix* from fellow Bang Bang resident Arod, featuring some standout remixes from Classixx and Friendly Fires.
1. Jon Brion – Phone Call 2. Trailer Trash Tracys – Strangling Good Guys 3. Miike Snow – Cult Logic 4. X & Hell – Monster (DCUP Remix) 5. Vinyl Life – Hot Sauce 6. Ghosthustler – Parking Lot Nights 7. Love & Electrik – Sex Video 8. Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars 9. Human Life – To Forever 10. Zoot Woman – Lonely By Your Side 11. La Roux – Bulletproof (Fred Falke Remix) 12. The Penelopes – Stuck in LaLaLand 13. Hercules & Love Affair – I Can’t Wait 14. Wolfmother – New Moon Rising (YACHT Remix) 15.YACHT – Psychic City (Classixx Remix) 16. Gypsy & The Cat – Jona Vark 17. Au Revoir Simone – Another Likely Story (Neon Indian Remix) 18.Phoenix – Fences (Friendly Fires Remix) 19. Neon Indian – 6669 (I Don’t Know If You Know) 20. Memory Cassette – Asleep at a Party
*Gotta Dance Dirty™ shall not be held liable for any children conceived during the listening of this mixtape