While Miami is most notorious for the madness that occurs every March for WMC and Ultra Music Festival, thousands of art and music lovers from across the world converge in the beginning of December for Art Basel. We kicked things off in style last night at our weekly Slap & Tickle party at the beloved Electric Pickle with LA’s Rick Rude, and are gearing up for a massive evening tomorrow night at one of Miami’s newest venues, The Garage. The rising UK duo Bondax will be preforming an exclusive Art Basel set alongside Body High label boss Samo Sound Boy. The best part about this event is that its FREE, as long as you head over to the Slap & Tickle page and send us your names before 6pm tomorrow. To get you in the mood, check out the latest Slap & Tickle promo mix.
It may be winter outside but with this new mix from Spanish Nu-disc0 master SimØne it feels like it could be summer all the time. With the perfect blend of disco, house, and funk this mix makes you realize that summer is not just a season, but a state of mind.
2- The Police – Every Breath You Take
3- Sharam Jey – Ain’t Nuthin (Original Mix)
4- Scandal – Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)
5- Joey Negro Edits – Shake Your Body Down
6- Les Rythmes Digitales – Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)
7- Mirror People – Kaleidoscope (Xinobi Remix)
8- James Silk – Can’t Wait (Original Mix)
9- Tyson – Mr. Rain (Mario Basanov Remake)
10- Agebeat & Kovary – Illusions
11- Luvlife – Want You
12- Michael Zager Band – Let’s All Chant (Original 12″ Version)
13- Phil Kieran – Snakes Crawl (Pk East Village Mix)
14- Laid Back – White Horse (12″ Version)º
In 2011, Hot Creations label boss Jamie Jones was the undisputed king of the rising deep house field, and here at the tail end of 2012, fellow label mate Lee Foss is hot on his heels with a superb Essential Mix and one hell of a fiery EP.
Nothing is impossible. Boiler Room took over a penthouse suite at the W Hotel London and threw the badman Skream on the decks b2b with phenom duo Disclosure, in 70 minutes of incredible music and (what looked like) one hell of a party. Watch this madness and get inspired.
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.
This week, our Gotta Dance Dirty™ guest mix comes courtesy of the Swedish nu-disco/house fanatic Chris Jylkke. Despite the shivering temperatures in his homeland, he was able to deliver an hour of refined groovy selections that are sure to keep you warm in the cold.
We always enjoy supporting the more underground, up and coming acts, and we certainly see a bright future ahead for Chris Jylkke. Keep him on your radar and get to listening to this week’s quality guest mix.
Our very own Troy Kurtz brings you a truly unique mix of solid house grooves in his signature sexy suave, to commemorate his momentous relocation from Miami to LA. May this be a sign of more great things to come. Welcome to your new home, bud.
We’ve teamed up with 23 year old up-and-comer David Dann to bring you something fun this morning: his entire debut full length album free to stream and download, for the next 24 hours. Now, you know I’m no fan of vocal or progressive house, but there are always the special exceptions for me. I’ve been into his remixes for a few months now, and the full length had me as soon as David had sent it over. The quality and attention to detail in his production, coupled with an intricate and infectious sense of melody, put him on my list of artists to watch– I’ll be very surprised if this young producer isn’t playing very big rooms full of many people in the near future. Grab his full 11 track album, including his collaboration with C.C. Sheffield, his 7 track remix pack, and the premier of his latest video; all right here, today on GDD™.
Welcome to Vol. 1 of our new weekly feature here at Gotta Dance Dirty™ : The Weekly Mix up. Every Friday we will be posting a new selection of mixes. Some new, some old, and some GDD™ Exclusive. So whether you’re powering through your last day at the office or prepping for a weekend night out, check back here every Friday… Ya never know what is going to end up in The Mix Up!
If you want to see a mix tape featured in the coming weeks, tweet me your suggestions: @GDDkmoc
Without further adieu, I am proud to give you the Weekly Mix Up: VOL.1 Continue Reading
Ms. Tamara Sky and myself, Tre are on dirt duty this week and we have some splendidly fresh sounds for your experienced ears. From massive drops to spotless underlying groove, Tamara and myself have covered all the bases. So sit back, grab some free tunes and enjoy!