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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs was one of my favorite acts this year at Hard Haunted Mansion here in Los Angeles. His highly acclaimed productions and unprecedented performance techniques converge to create an experience that really can’t be matched, and I was thoroughly impressed as usual as I saw him do his dinosaur thang. Yesterday, I saw that Orlando posted a new remix to his SoundCloud, and to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect when I saw that it was for Lady Gaga‘s ‘Marry The Night.’ After listening to it for about the 10th time since yesterday, I thought it might be good to share with you good folks. Keep an eye out for the release on December 6th. √++

Lady Gaga – Marry The Night (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix) by T-E-E-D



We made it through the first half of the week! By now, I hope all of you are fully recovered from the weekend and are eager read up on the stories of Rusko’s new album, Kaskade’s aiming to expand the world of dance music, I Love Techno 2011, Zedd’s new video, and coverage of HARD Haunted Mansion. I have a tune for you to jump start your day with, so check it out and read more after the jump.

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We finally made it through the week and our Halloween festivities are upon us. I have some great content for you to indulge in this morning that includes the RE:GENERATION tracks, an Escape From Wonderland preview & set times, AraabMuzik’s tour with EDM support, a 12th Planet interview, a trailer of a Soulwax video project, and a video of Afrojack playing classical music. Be entertained after the jump…

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Halloween weekend is less than 3 weeks away, and to get you ready for all the festivities our GDD familiar Clockwork has stepped up to produce the 2011 Hard Haunted Mansion promo mix! This year, we’re the first out of the gate to bring you the mix, an exclusive for all you HARD-goers and dirty dancin’ fools. Like each year before, this mix brings the same heat as the 2-night festival and Clockwork certainly doesn’t show any mercy on this one. Showcasing many of his new and unreleased tracks, this hour of power is a must have for all you monsters and maniacs out there.
CAUTION: This mix may cause you to lose your brain and eat someone else’s.

 Clockwork – Hard Haunted Mansion Mix 2011 (Mediafire download)
2011 Hard Haunted Mixtape-Clockwork FREE DOWNLOAD!!! by ClockworkMusic

1. Jack U (JFK MSTRKRFT Edit) – Felix Da Housecat Ft. Diddy
2. House Music (Autoerotique’s Explode The Club Remix) – Benny Benassi
3. Death Staar (Original Mix) – Tom Staar Ft. Paul Summers
4. Goose Offender (Original Mix) – Modek
5. Stronger (Nicky Romero Remix) (Clockwork Edit) – Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick Ft. Shawnee Taylor
6. Hulk (Original Mix) – Clockwork
7. Bots (Original Mix) – Brainless
8. Weaver (No Body Remix) (Clockwork Edit) – Clockwork
9. Joker (John Dahlback Remix) – Felix Cartal
10. Come Together (BeatauCue Remix) (Clockwork Edit) – Cicada
11. Efflux (Original Mix) – Casino Gold
12. My Ferrari (Gigi Barocco Remix) – Pink Is Punk
13. ??? (Original Mix) – ?????????
14. 818 (Original Mix) – Wolfgang Gartner
15. Epic (Clockwork Edit) – Sandro Silva & Quintino
16. ??? ??????? (Clockwork Remix) – ??????? ????
17. Maximal Crazy (Clockwork Edit) – Tiesto
18. Squad Up (Original Mix) – Clockwork
19. Sirius (Original Mix) – Congorock
20. Public Service Announcement vs. Levels (Clockwork Remix) – Jay-Z & Avicii
21. Cry Flames (Original Mix) – Rustie


Since we launched the remix competition last month for our good friend Clockwork‘s track, ‘Weaver,’ the stems were downloaded by hundreds and we received more submissions than we knew what to do with! But after a lot of listening and judging, Clockwork has determined his favorite three new takes on his original big room blaster, and we are stoked to announce them for you today.

1st Place Winner
Clockwork – Weaver (No Body Remix) by No Body (Official)

1st Runner Up
Clockwork – Weaver (Marius K. Remix) by Marius K.

2nd Runner Up
Clockwork – Weaver (PTN Remix) by Pump The Noise

The decision wasn’t easy, but the duo from Los Angeles known as No Body proved to have the best remix amongst all of the producers in the competition. The new rendition sticks to Clockwork’s original Big Room sound, but added some fresh new flavor that I just can’t wait to hear played out. As stated in the original competition announcement, the winning remix will be played out by Clockwork at this year’s Hard Halloween in Los Angeles, so congratulations Kevin and Ruben of No Body, you’ll be hearing it out on a proper system in a month and expect a GDD™ swag pack in the mail soon!

We’d also like to give a huge thanks to all of the remixers that submitted to this competition. If yours didn’t make it into the top 3 this time, don’t worry, we’ll be hosting plenty more competitions in the near future!

Clockwork will be releasing a new EP on Dim Mak this year called Squad Up and it’s already smashing crowds around the country. Check out this video below of Mr. Aoki dropping it at Identity Festival in San Diego a few weeks ago.



Attention all budding remixers and producers! Our friend, Clockwork, released his track, Weaver, back in June after reaching a benchmark of 2,000 friends on Facebook, and now he’s decided to release the stems so that some fresh talent can put a new spin on it. The big room Electro track has a ton of potential to go in multiple directions and genres, so Clockwork and we at GDD™ are excited to see what you guys come up with. Find the download link for the stems and instructions below.

Clockwork – Weaver (Stems)

The Rules:
– Download stems above and get cracking on your remix.
– Remix can be any genre, but cannot include any outside copyrighted material. (ex: David Hasselhoff vox)
– Once the track is complete, you must upload it to your own Soundcloud and send it to our Weaver Remix Comp Soundcloud.
– Email the Soundcloud link to jonah@gottadancedirty.com and clockworkinfo@yahoo.com.
– All remixes must be submitted via Soundcloud and email by September 15th, 2011.

The Prizes:
– Winning remix will be played by Clockwork at this year’s HARD Haunted Mansion in Los Angeles on October 28-29th.
– Winning remixer will receive a GDD™ prize pack including a T-shirt, tank top, and sticker pack.
– Winning remix (along with 2 runner ups) will be posted on GDD™ along with a bio write-up on the remixer/producer.

Popular Winner:
– Put the Soundcloud link of your remix on Facebook, tag @GottaDanceDirty and @Clockwork, and get the most likes to be the Popular Winner. Send screenshots into clockworkinfo@yahoo.com before September 15th.
– Winner will be posted on Gotta Dance Dirty along with other winning remixes.

The Original:
Weaver (Original Mix)- Clockwork FREE DOWNLOAD!!!!! by ClockworkMusic




This weekend, HARD Summer Music Festival invades LA Historic Park for its second year, coming off a success of 2010 with an even bigger lineup and longer schedule! SET TIMES have just been released, so check out the full block below, or head over to the Hardfest site to create your own custom schedule!

HARD Events has reached an arrangement with the MTA to keep the Gold Line and the Red Line open after HARD SUMMER’s curfew. Trust us — use the Metro; it drops you 100 feet from the event entrance. It will be your best form of transportation to and from the event. Many lots at the Metro stops are free, so park along the Gold or Red and take the MTA to the festival to avoid traffic and parking fees. Zip along the Gold Line from as far as Pasadena and East LA. From the Valley and Hollywood, take the Red Line to Union Station and hop on the Gold Line to Chinatown Station.

THis years Hard Summer mix has been created by Digitalism (playing the entire Hard Summer Tour), so grab their techno rollercoaster below!

HARD Summer Tour 2011 Mixtape by Digitalism — tour.hardfest.com by HARD hardfest.com

Our new collaborative venture with HARD‘s label Nitrus Records Dirty Nitrus is officially underway, with our first release out now from Clockwork. The 2-track EP featuring ‘AYOO’ and ‘THINK’ are sure to be big room heaters for this summer and expect them to be supported and played out huge @ HARD Summer. We are proud to say that these tracks have earned Clockwork much praise from GDD and the HARD/NITRUS team, so get your festival noise on with the monsters ‘AYOO’ and ‘THINK’ below, availiable now on Beatport and itunes!

AYOO (Original Mix)- Clockwork by ClockworkMusic

Think (Original Mix)- Clockwork by ClockworkMusic


And get ready for what’s to come, because we have the next 2 releases from Dirty Nitrus on deck, with huge (and I mean out of the ordinary HUGE) tracks from Prince Club, and NT89 & Camel!

DN003: NT89 & Camel – FLUSH/JETLAG


This is how long it took me to put together HARD Halloween post-event coverage. This weekend took it out of me like WHOA. But never the less, HARD delivered a solid 2 days that was well controlled, great sound, and plenty of great merch! Beer Garden coulda been a little better though, and They shoulda had someone bigger inside friday because the main stage outdoors was a landslide. But Im not complaining, I had a fucking FANTASTIC time. and for those who went saturday? You Lucky dogs, got to see the headliners friday perform as the special guests! Sheesshhh. Here’s what happened Friday night…

The Bloody Beetroots got the crowd going insane. This Video is by far the best quality sound & video of the beetroots intro, thanks cigarick! Sounds like it may be a remix they did of their own track! Sounded fucking amazing live.

Deadmau5 was the most anticipated of the night, and after the weekend his set has been argued over being crap or being gold. Either way I always have an awesome time seeing his performance as he brings alot more than his tunes. Check out this video, the sounds pretty MEH but the intro visuals are fucking ridic. YES, he makes all his own visuals. And the Dragonball Z quote before FML drops was pretty sick live. ITS OVER 9000!!!!

Deadmau5 drops all the fav’s from his new album Lack Of A Better Name – if you dont have it yet, your kwazy. The entire album flows right into each song, like a live set would, and goes from electro powerhouse into ravey fidget and then finally into his hypnotising progressive/house/trance that we all fall victim to at the end of his sets. Well worth the purchase – GET IT NOW ON BEATPORT!
Speaking of Great Visuals, 2manydjs had a great set with a RADIO SOULWAX theme, djing theyre favorite tracks while the album artwork of each song mixed into each other just as well (if not better). This clip is a great part of it, go about 7:30 minutes in, where ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ goes into ‘Positif’ – I was going NUTS. The visuals are hilarious.

(picture of 2manydjs from my camera phone. unnnhhh.)
Before they’re show, I got a few questions in with 2manydjs, Stephen and Dave Dewaele, the brothers also known for their godfather-like electronic band known as Soulwax. It was super hard to hear, but I got some good ones back and a few good laughs.
/// So how does it feel to be back in LA again at the HARD festival where you guys destroyed last year?
Dave: it’s always a treat being back in Los Angeles, the fans here know more of our music then we thought possible, you would almost think they would be european (laughs)
/// (laughs) I know right.

Stef: We dont get to come as much as we would like to, but it’s hard when the demand for our music is so much more where were from. LA is great but the festivals back home are like a factory for this music.
/// You dont have to tell me haha, Its always ridiculous seeing festival lineups. You guys have been playing alot this year as 2manydjs, is it something you guys would rather do when your not producing? or do you guys miss the full blown Soulwax tours?

Dave: We get to do a little of both no matter what, it’s up to us but we are also producing all the time. The hard part is being happy with new songs to play (laughs), but, we always have fun no matter how we perform. Tonight will be exciting.
Stef: We want to bring Radio Soulwax to the States though, it’ll take a little more time but it’s definitely been talked about. They’re s much talent here as well that we like it only seems right We do it for the fun and the love. Money is no concern.
/// (draw drops) Umm. Yeah. That needs to happen. So when you guys DJ together, why is it that its been said that you move like sin and cosin? (I begin to do the inward and outward pelvic motions explained in their Part Of The Weekend Never Dies Documentary)

Both: (laughing hysterically)
Stef: We don’t here the end of that.
Dave: We just get excited, thats all. Music moves you and we do it that way.
/// Of course, no problem at all (laughs) ….So can we expect to see you guys back again soon? perhaps with the whole band?

Dave: We can’t really say, but we have a lot planned for next year, so who knows what will happen. Los Angeles is always a great time so I cant say no.
Stef: Yeah, much to do, but last year was great and we hope LA wants us back!
/// Ummmm dont worry, thats not an issue. I– I mean, We do. Yes. WE do.

Both: (laughs)
/// Thanks so much guys, from all of us at Gotta Dance Dirty, we wish you guys continued success and I can’t wait to see you guys tear it up.
Stef: we’ll sure try to.
Dave: (laughs) thank you dance dirty blog! Now get out there! (points to the crowds)
/// (laughs and smiles) ahhhh yessss!

….and a fun time was had by all!