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After arguably the biggest VS we’ve ever had last week with a special guest set from DIGITALISM, we’re back this week with a showcase of LA talent that are making some big moves in the scene. Our good friends from gLAdiator won this year’s Discovery Project from Insomniac, getting them a spot on the lineup for Electric Daisy Carnival this month. We’ll also be celebrating the EP release of Dom Corleone, a VS veteran and ultimate crowd-pleaser. Support will come from some of our favs: Bastille, Gojira, and Justin Cornwall. Let’s ride the energy from last week into a good one this Thursday!

RSVP HERE for FREE entry before 11PM.

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Good morning! The mid-week update always seems to be full of great news and today’s is no exception. Read more on the headlines listed above after the jump!


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Happy Monday! We’re coming back strong after a short Thanksgiving break with news on Insomniac’s new White Wonderland New Year’s Eve event, Soulwax’s Under the Covers Vol. 1, an Erol Alkan Q&A, and Visionquest’s greatest dance act of all time. More info after the jump.

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You know it’s going to be an interesting day when you wake up to the sight of 6:45 am on the clock and you’re exhausted from partying to the sounds of SBTRKT, Laidback Luke, 2manydjs, Fatboy Slim, and Rusko the night before at HARD Haunted Mansion. Early last Saturday morning, my friends and I made our way back to the west side from downtown LA, only to rest and prepare for our journey inland to Insomniac’s first Halloween massive, Escape From Wonderland. See what it was all about after the jump…
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We are proud to announce that Porter Robinson will be making his way back to Los Angeles to play at The Music Box on Saturday, December 3rd. As if the show would already be devastating to miss, the dance music prodigy will have a heady supporting lineup featuring Mat Zo, The M Machine, pennybirdrabbit, and last but certainly not least, our boy ///BONES. Here in LA, we are lucky enough to have a plethora of excellent shows, so please do yourself a favor and take advantage of the world-class talent that comes through our city. It’s almost sold out, so be sure to grab a ticket fast!

Insomniac Presents: Porter Robinson w/ Mat Zo, The M Machine, pennybirdrabbit, + Bones @ The Music Box

Tickets/info: here.


@ The Music Box
6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood CA. 90028

Saturday, December 3rd
10:00 pm – close

Promise Me A Rose Garden / Glow by The M Machine 



It’s almost that time of year again- the time to venture down the rabbit hole and discover the energy that awaits. We hope this sneak peek sparks your excitement for the enchanted weekend to come. See you on the other side of the looking glass…

Next weekend, The NOS Events center will host the fall Insomniac Events massive 2011 Nocturnal Wonderland, which this year has expanded to become a 2 day event, with many of the best names in dance music showcasing over 5 massive stages. The Lineup and set times are below, along with a link to create your own custom schedule!

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For those of you that didn’t know already, Insomniac has put together a documentary with live footage from last year’s Electric Daisy Carnival that took place at the Coliseum in Los Angeles last June, along with artist interviews and some other great festival content. The documentary will be reaching the big screen in 520 theaters across the United States for one night only on August 4th, but the premiere will be in Hollywood at Mann’s Chinese Theater next Wednesday, July 27th. Here’s where the cool part kicks in:

The lovely lads in a little group called SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA are giving us a pair of tickets for 2 of you lucky kids to see the Experience before the rest of the country. This is a HUGE opportunity and probably one of the best giveaways we’ve been able to do thus far, so get excited. Here’s how to win:

• ‘Like’ the Gotta Dance Dirty Facebook Fan Page
• ‘Like’ the Swedish House Mafia Facebook Fan Page
• Write your favorite artist that played at last year’s EDC and your favorite part about going to an Insomniac event on the Gotta Dance Dirty Fan Page wall.
• You must live within 50 miles of Los Angeles to enter
• Winner will be announced on Monday evening

Good luck! And remember if you don’t win, check your local theaters for the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience on August 4th!



After an action packed weekend to kickstart the festival season here on the West Coast, I couldn’t be more excited for the second coming of Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland – the first California massive of the year and a much anticipated one at that. Last year’s debut of Insomniac’s Spring festival was not only an incredible success, but was monumental for what has become one of the many sub genres that have grown to rapid popularity within only a year. Following up a stacked first year lineup, Beyond Wonderland 2011 features even more of a powerhouse showcase of some of the best artists both new and legendary. The event once again takes over the NOS Events center in San Bernadino this Saturday, this year boasting another five stages on the festival grounds.

The Syzygryd

This years festival will also be showing off some of the craziest art installations yet. Much like the ones presented @ EDC and Nocturnal Festival, except this time around Beyond Wonderland will feature its first ever interactive L.E.D. art installation, the Syzygryd a metal sculpture measuring 60 feet in diameter and 13 feet tall at its highest point. It consists of three giant spiraling metal arms that join into a tornado of cubes in the center of the space. At the outer edges of the sculpture are three touchscreen grid sequencers which allow people to visually compose music together. The touchscreens are also connected to DMX controllers which sequence 1.5 kilowatts of LEDs and an array of flame effects, including a 20 foot fire tornado in the center. In short, the music composed by three strangers will be translated into fire, light, and sound. WOW.

Here’s where it gets fun for you dirty dancers. Once again, Gotta Dance Dirty™ will be in full attendance at Beyond, covering every stage and bringing you full live coverage via Twitter and facebook with on stage photos, video and maybe even some of the quick interviews I love to pull on the fly. See all you heads out there – we’re gonna get on a good one.

Kaskade, Dirty South, Calvin Harris, Funkagenda, Manufactured Superstars, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Adrian Lux, Peacetreaty
Infected Mushroom (live), Cosmic Gate, Christopher Lawrence, Judge Jules, Simon Patterson, Andy Moor, Showtek (special guest)
Noisia, Datsik, Joker & MC Nomad, Dirtyphonics (live), Netsky, Fresh, Jakwob, Kastle
Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, M.A.N.D.Y., Marco Carola Paco Osuna, Jamie Jones, Droog
Bad Boy Bill, Congorock, Donald Glaude, Kill the Noise, Porter Robinson, Zedd

QUICK INTERVIEW QUESTION: Many of the artists in the lineup answered some pretty funny questions in the ‘get to know’ section of the Beyond Wonderland official site – this one peaked my laughter:
“I would rather _____, than listen to ______”
Cosmic Gate“We would rather listen to cheesy pop, than listen to deathmetal stuff!”
Showtek“We would rather piss blood, than listen to Marlyn Manson.”
Infected Mushroom“I am going to refrain from answering this to not offend anyone haha”
Android Cartel“We would rather be crucified, than listen to Tiesto.”
Manufactured Superstars“I would rather do what we want, then listen to someone tell us what to do… Cause we do whatever we want!”
Sunnery James & Ryan MarcianooSunnery: “I would rather eat my shoes , than listen to Kaddafi.” Ryan: “I would rather swim from Amsterdam to New York , than listen to my first production.”
Kastle“I would rather lead my own path, than listen to the majority.”
Dirtyphonics “We’d rather stop eating oysters, than listen to Bronski beat.”
Andy Moor“I would rather DJ in woman’s clothes, than listen to a live performance of Milli Vanilli”
Porter Robinson “I would rather listen to pop radio than listen to pretentious indie bullshit.”
Simon Patterson“I would rather Sleep, than listen to Rap”


TUNAGE : (to get your proverbial ‘party started’)
Wolfgang Gartner – Anthology Mashup √+

Calvin Harris – Awooga new!

Sidney Samson – Punk (Sidney Samson Remix) √+