O&A, the legendary combination of Louis Osbourne and Jamie Anderson, have been riding steady under the riptide of house music, maintaining the stream of pure, danceable tunes that act as precise club weapons across the globe. I’d expect nothing less of a duo where each of them have lived and breathed music from birth. Their tracks on home label Play It Down are almost confoundingly simply and thusly extremely effective. In cooking, adding fat is said to add flavor, and in the case of O&A it is the same. Fat tracks with a Chicago influence are the bread and butter of house, able to be mixed and added and interpreted by DJs and fans alike.
I’ve managed to catch the fine gentlemen just before the holidays, and since all three of us were feeling generous (tis the season) we’ve managed to package up a lovely little exclusive interview and 70 minute mixtape for your pre-Christmas pleasure. So while you’re on a plane, train, or car to head home for the holidays, press play and bump this away to your heart’s content.
It’s that time of the year, and the magical collaboration between opposite ends of the GDD spectrum join forces once again to create a special hour of magical vibes and seasonal grooves – perfect for traveling, lounging, love-making, acting out or giving in, starting the evening or winding it down. However you spend the holiday this year, let this mix set the ambiance to your festivities. Enjoy.
Everyone have a good holiday? Hopefully all you guys and gals got everything your little hearts desired, including some spending cash for the new GDD™ apparel! Anyway, before everyone takes off again next weekend for New Year’s Eve, we’ll be having a quaint little holiday event at The Central in Santa Monica. Friends from Danceism and Newestra.com will be taking care of the tunes in the front room and who knows, maybe we’ll even bring some new GDD™ merch to gift away if we’re in the giving spirit.
As we are now in the eye of the holiday hurricane, the right dose of mixtape can get you through all the buzz and bustle of the crazy season. Lucky for you, our very own aRod & BONES have comprised an early present for all you faithful dirty dancers out there. Back by popular groove, this is the second installment of our collaborative project between the polar opposite ends of the Gotta Dance Dirty spectrum. Recorded LIVE, the product is a an hour long journey through Disco, Indie, Deep, Heart and Soul. Happy Holidaze everyone!
Cliff Martinez – He Had a Good Time
Chromatics – Kill For Love
Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love (Tiga Remix).
Katy Perry – The One That Got Away (Plastic Plates Dub)
Friendly Fires – Hurting (Tensnake Remix)
Gigamesh – People (Cyclist Remix)
Pat Lok – No Shame (Goldroom Remix)
Florence & The Machine – Take Care [Drake Cover] (ColeCo Midnight Remix)
Nero – Reaching Out (Fred Falke Remix) BONES:
Madonna – Holiday
Bxentric – Foolishness (Vocodub Mix)
Inner City – Big Fun (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)
Jonas Rathsman – Tobago
Johnny Dynell – Jam Hot (Tensnake Remix)
The Rapture – How Is Deep Is Your Love (Cassian Remix)
Tyson – After You’re Gone (Solo Remix)
Oliver $ – Granulated Soul
M.in & Dualton – Le Cirque Du Tambours (Den Ishu Remix)
Cassius – Sound Of Violence (Franco Cenelli Remix)
Slow Hands – Auld Lang Syne
*And for all you Dirty Dancers in LA, SB, and SF! Don’t miss our GDD™ HOLIDAZE TAKEOVER party @ on the top floor of Savoy in downtown Santa Barbara this Saturday!