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Our friends over at Nite Records have teamed up with Edinburgh’s own Hostage for his latest EP.  “Bully” is a package of two tracks that act as perfect compliments to one another.  The title track has a smooth, jazzy background coupled with a tough bass line when the occasion calls for one.  Awesome percussive elements take both of these tracks to the next level, especially “Phase3b.”  This second track holds a more dark, tech vibe with some crunchy synths and low end noise. Both of these tracks from Hostage are fire, stream them below.

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Over the course of the last month, UK producer Hostage has given away a free track every week. As a consumer of dance music, that’s one hell of a great deal. We’ve been longstanding fans and supporters of Hostage for years, harking back to the golden era of banging bloghaus. He’s since shifted his focus to making tidy house cuts, all the while  keeping faithful to his roots in bass music. Grab all four tracks below, and keep an eye out for the man because you never know when he’ll give away an EP’s worth of tunes away for free.

Last year, I randomly discovered this emerging South East London duo, Howson’s Groove, and I was immediately taken in by their strikingly fresh, eclectic sound. After hearing their pair of EPs and remixes, I thought it was time for us to feature them in our guest mix series. Now Howson’s groove has delivered a captivating mix of Garage, House, and Post-Dubstep that sheds light on the increasingly sought-after UK sound. We’re looking forward to hearing more from this promising act. Enjoy!

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In this totally non-Valentines Valentines Day edition of The Dirt, the ever illustrious Bones and myself have prepped 10 tracks ready to carry you into this Hallmark weekend. Whether you’re making whoopee with your lover or drinking wine by yourself (same), we hope you’ll enjoy this playlist, free of charge.

Private playlist is HERE 

•  Troy Kurtz’s Dirt #146 (Tracks 1-5)

In a year that’s seen the fusion of genres like garage and house reach a fever-pitch, UK bass producer Hostage has been at the forefront of the sound. He’s giving away a pumping, low-end monster in the form of Nowhere to Hide. With a thick, bubbling bass and jacking drums, this tune could fit nicely in many an arsenal.


UK bass monger Hostage has been a GDD favorite since our inception. From 4 am warehouse anthems to growling sub-bass monsters, he’s produced a wide variety of tunes that speaks of his talent. He has a forthcoming release called the Creep EP on Herve‘s new label named ‘Deep Thrills’. While they might appear more subdued than some of his other releases, they all pack that fat square bassline that’s distinctively UK and also incorporate 2-step/garage influenced percussion lines that have me itching for it to drop next month.

With the T&B takeover at CONTROL at the Avalon this Friday, it only made sense to premiere the new Star Eyes EP, The Night, for you guys this afternoon! Set for release on January 17th on Trouble & Bass, the EP features the original from Star Eyes as well as remixes from Hostage, Deathface, and Bad Looks. The melodic original mix is equipped with chilling vocals, light airy synths, and a gripping grungy sound found in the peak of the track. The trio of remixes goes in all directions. Hostage embarks on an uptempo journey while utilizing Star Eyes’ stems very well, Deathface brings out the big guns as he throws in some major whomps and wiggles, and The Bad Looks remix incorporates some breaky drums and even furthers the wonky, grungy synth used in the original.

Enjoy streaming the EP before the release on the 17th, and make sure to come check out Star Eyes drop it this Friday at the Avalon!



Longtime GottaDanceDirty™ favorite Hostage is back again with a seriously destructive remix of Switzerland’s Demon-D. Distinctivly Hostage, the tune eases in with some eerily tropical snares and synths, but once the bassline attacks, you’ll understand why this will surely be a peak-time rave slayer for those daring enough to play it.

Demon-D – Black Crows (Hostage Remix)

From the vault…

Hostage – The Slave

Its finally midweek and I know I personally (just like every week) have hit the mid-week wall and trying to figure out how the f*ck I am going to make it through the rest of the week to the events of this weekend (Which are plentiful, Check out the post below). Today I bring you a few tunes that I will give you that energy to power through the next 2 days of work and set your weekend off with a BANG

Just like the title says, its a hybrid of dubstep and dutch house.. What you think?
Ke$sha Ft. 3oh!3- Blah Blah Blah (Skeet Skeet & Peacetreaty Rave Rave Rave Remix)
Damn! Song title is quite the mouth full but I really dig this remix. It grew on me over this past weekend when I was in Vegas. Also it definitely gets girls to get down on the dancefloor. The La Duo Peacetreaty is going to do big things this year! Look for a exclusive post about them in the near future.
Sidechains- Dr.Funk
Nu-Disco at its finest
Swick- Grow Up (Cassian Remix)
Another Nu-disco track. Highly recommended. Definitely will get you groovin real fast
Urchins & Spoek- Tickets (Blatta & Inesha Remix)
New remix from this massive electro Duo

Cheers to a strong end to this week! God knows I certainly need one