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This might be the best giveaway we’ve ever had. One of the world’s leading music companies, EMI, is launching a multi-platform campaign this month highlighting the development of Dance Music over the past 5 decades, and part of their Electrospective project includes two album releases: the first featuring a 15-track compilation difficultly summing up 50 years of the genre (with tracks from Brian Eno to Soul II Soul to Gorillaz), and the second collating 11 rare remixes from EMI artists.

To celebrate the release on October 9th, EMI is giving away a MASSIVE package to one GDD™ reader including:
• 1 Electrospective album
• 1 Electrospective remix album (A collection of rare electronic mixes)
• 1 VINYL bundle with the following titles:
- Daft Punk – Daft Club [Import]
- Daft Punk – Homework [Import]
- David Bowie (UK) – John, I’m Only Dancing 7″ [Import]
- Duran Duran – Duran Duran [Import]
- Hot Chip – Made In The Dark [Import]
- LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem [Import]
- LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver [Import]
- LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening [Import]
- Massive Attack – Blue Lines [Import]
- Massive Attack – Protection [Import]
- The Chemical Bros. – Exit Planet Earth [Import]

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In praise of the madness about to ensue in the desert for the next 2 weekends, I have created a celebration to the structure that will serve as a haven to much of the music that has built GDD™ to what it is today. I present to you the BONES SAHARA 2012 MIX, built on some of the biggest tracks in dance music as of current, along with a few surprises from the future. Coachella Music Festival gathers the spirit of music as a whole, but I know what you dirty dancers need to get that festival blood pumping as you voyage out to the desert lands of Indio… IN SAHARA WE TRUST.

BONES – SAHARA 2012 MIX (alternate download)

TRACK LISTING:
Zedd – Shotgun (Sahara Intro Edit)
Nari & Milani vs. Zombie Nation – Atom 400 (MAKJ Edit)
Tommy Trash – Monkey See Monkey Do (Nom De Strip Remix)
Felix Cartal – Black To White (Clockwork Remix)
Nicole Scherzinger – Right There (John Dahlback Remix)
Nicky Romero – Toulouse (Tommy Trash Remix)
Swanky Tunes – I Wanna Be Your Dog (Original Mix)
Cedric Gervais – Molly (Original Mix)
Hardwell vs. Gorillaz – Feel Good Spaceman (Clockwork Edit)
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Damaged Goods Remix)
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Martin Solveig – The Night Out (A-Trak vs. Madeon Remix)

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Alright you crazy kids, this week the 64th edition of the dirt is being brought to you by GDD ruffians BONES and Tre. The first 5 tracks that Bones has chosen are a select group of big room DJ edits and  bootlegs that are meant to light the fire under your fanny and prepare you for one hell of a festival season. The second 5 tunes that Tre has chosen showcase a variety of his favorite genres that peak his interest right now in each category. So go ahead and collect-em-all, your ears are depending on it!

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Happy Friday! I hope this week treated you well and I hope the weekend will treat you even better. I have news featuring James Murphy working with the Gorillaz & Andre 3000, Skrillex videos, and Soul Clap. Please read on after the jump.

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Good morning! Today’s news is comprised of music and new releases from James Blake, Moby, & Gorillaz. It’s raining here in Los Angeles, so I found it appropriate to post an Emancipator stream to start the day, but SoundCloud is still letting me down. Listen to the track while you read more on the morning update after the jump…

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What up dirty dancers?! The weekend’s off to a flyer and we have some brand new beats to assist you with the next 36 hours of mayhem, before a massive week in music kicks off. May 4th is a big day for the dance, seeing the release of Rusko‘s hotly anticipated ‘O.M.G.!’ record on MadDecent (you can stream it from their site here), not to mention the follow up to 2008′s ‘Los Angeles LP’ from the Brainfeeder label’s Flying Lotus, entitled ‘Cosmogramma’. On Tuesday, Scion Audio Visual are also set to drop a new EP from Dub Police‘s veteran MC Rod Azlan, and the guys over at Scion were kind enough to send us over a promo for a first glimpse.

The record sees Azlan team up with his buddies The Others, Rusko and Markomen, who have produced some vibin’ mellow dubs for Azlan to spit over. Starkey‘s remix of ‘Jah Live’ is filled with glitchy synths and distorted basslines; replacing the roots dub feel of the Rusko produced original mix. Meanwhile, Unitz take the keys of original ‘Selektah!’ (produced by The Others) up to a major key – If the original was made for smoking zoots in underground clubs, the Unitz track takes things above ground for some beach blazin’. Check it:

One guy I’ve been paying a lot of attention to lately is Audio Phreaks artist Bar 9, from the UK. His dubs have been kicking up a lot of heat lately and his sets are annihilation on a small scale. Example‘s ‘Kickstarts’ EP is set to drop at the beginning of June, featuring remixes from the expected dutch house crowd, but this for me, is the reason you’ll want to purchase the EP on Beatport – it blows the other tracks out of the water. Bar 9 is definitely one to be keeping an eye out for in 2010, so watch this space.

One of the latest signings to the Trouble & Bass label, The Boogaloo Crew have been putting out some big tracks recently. Their remix of DRT‘s ‘Rising Sun’ was what put me onto them at the end of 2009, and this new bootleg of Jose Gonzalez ‘Crosses’ is pretty dank. From the UK, these boys have an awesome work ethic, also playing out as side-project Dark Sky, which has recently been picked up by the Bristol based Black Acre label. Dark Sky produce some sick UK Garage, keep your eyes and ears peeled for their remix of The xx ‘Crystalised’, a blitz track that’s due to drop sometime soon.
From one Trouble & Bass artist to another, AC Slater‘s just been remixed by Doorly, who GDD featured a few weeks ago. Just when I was confidently bigging up his move from dubstep to more of a funky sound, he goes and puts out another electro-dub track. Not sure what to make of this effort though, I dropped it last night into Doctor P‘s ‘Sweet Shop’; not a fan of the spin-backs, they kind of do my nut in, but take those guys out and you’ve got a pretty clean track.

Big ups to Palms Out Sounds for this next one, I picked it out of their Remix Sunday zipper last week and meant to post it sooner. Jazz and soul into dubstep; full marks for innovation. With dubs raining out of all genres, I was pretty surprised this hadn’t been done to death yet. High Rankin, a sickeningly good dubstep producer from Brighton, UK has teamed up again with Evolve or Die to produce a huge tune.
BONUS:
I’d describe this one as Baltimore House-step. Buying into the insanity of Gorillaz‘s nonsensical new single featuring De La Soul; Toddla slams out a melee of club house, wonky bass and the well know Lyn Collins B’more sample. Well worth a look.
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A young guy kicking up a lot of heat in the UK at the moment is eighteen year old Oli Sabin, who plays out under the pseudonym Unicorn Kid, and looks a little like third member of MGMT. Facepaint and rave attire aside, Edinburgh based Sabin has only been making beats for three years, starting at 15 on a Casio keyboard with a sequencer, he now produces some pretty unique 8-bit chiptune dubstep and glitch. Just recently signed to Ministry of Sound, Unicorn Kid’s latest single ‘Dream Catcher’ has been getting a lot of airplay, which is pretty dope, but I’m more for the remix of Gorillaz he’s just done. Check it:


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