This Friday, we turn a milestone and celebrate the 4 year anniversary of the storied Los Angeles party CONTROL @ The Avalon. Hosting many of the top artists from around the globe over the past four years, it has been an incredible experience being apart of this iconic LA event and we couldn’t be happier to continue helping make history every week…
To help ring in the anniversary, UK wizards Jack Beats will grace the decks, along with trap heavyweight Carnage and the hard hitting Whiiite. Supporting the night will be a special b2b set by CONTROL residents BONES and Sam Hiller, and a closing set by Mister Blaqk. *This event will reach capacity early, so please RSVP below and arrive before doors to guarantee entry!
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5PM on Friday.
Following their chart-topping collaborative EP release Careless, the infamous slime of duo Jack Beats has teamed up with label collective OWSLA once again with an evolved sound (that we’re really happy to hear). Off their forthcoming EP Somebody To Love, their first single off the release “Just A Beat” is a deeper and minimally executed (almost garage-like) production that still rings true to the signature Jack Beats sound we’ve all grown to salivate over.
The newest release on Skrillex’s dominating label project OWSLA features the massive production of Dream’s This Isn’t House Music EP. The original mix is anthemic and has already landed support from big guns Noisia, Magnetic Man, and even Skrilly himself. The full EP also features huge remixes from Topher Jones, LoBounce, and GDD pal Flinch, taking you on 4 rides of serious bass. Check out the original and remixes after the jump, and support OWSLA on Beatport!
Beni Geffin and Niall Dailly, aka Plus One & Beni G, but better known as the notorious Jack Beats – touched down on West Coast soil last weekend for “HARD Los Angeles” inside the historic, Wiltern Theater. Beni and Niall, both DMC champion turntablists and among the top producers of EDM globally have become a staple in the dance world – and a definite force to be reckoned with! Our Newestra brethren had the chance to share a couple beers and catch up with Beni & Niall backstage just before they went on stage, and talk a bit about their new live show, and what they’ve been up to.
Rising Canadian duo, Botnek, will be heading across the Atlantic this week for their 2nd European tour commencing this Friday, March 2nd at the famed Fabric London in Farringdon. The night features the Room One residency from UK wobblers, Jack Beats, and they have curated the full lineup for the other two rooms including B2B sets from Benga & Youngman as well as DJ Zinc & MC Script. Sounds like a pretty great night is in the works.
Read on to download the mix full of new originals and exclusives and see what Botnek have to say about their upcoming set!Continue Reading
Fresh from destroying dance floors down under, Jack Beats are returning to the UK to headline “The Revolution Tour.” The dynamic duo of Ben Geffin & Niall Dailly are working alongside the masters behind Deadmau5 & Daft Punk’s live production, The Bionic League, to “revolutionize” their live show. The age of DJ’s performing on a table is over, as fans and artists are demanding visual components from shows. “The Revolution Tour” goes one step further, incorporating seizure-inducing visual elements with a fan based social media component. Fans can upload photos to the Jack Beats Facebook and become part of the production.
Lewis Jermaine Harris, or LKiD as the blogosphere knows him, has had a promising 2011. The Leeds native was recruited by Stupid Fresh & Jackinori’s Grenade Face records, and his debut EP has already gained support from the likes of Bingo Players, Afrojack, Mightyfools, Botnek, Kissy Sell Out, Will Bailey, and Codes. Just hours ago, he released a monstrous rerub to Jack Beats ‘All Night,’ absolutely for FREE. If you want your soundsystem to sound like house music getting eaten by the creature under your bed, then this crunchy giveaway tune is yours for the downloading.
The time has come for the 50th edition of The Dirt, brought to you by KMOC, Toks, & sneevs. We’ve come this far and we will continue to bring you the quality tracks that you have come to associate with GDD™. Be efficient and download the files zipped for your convenience, then enjoy the bonus Spotify playlist packed full with deep house gems at the click of a button.
Our GDD homeboy Dillon Francis has been stomping out his own path in dubstep, wobble and moombahton, earning him a right-hand position to Mad Decent‘s big cheese, Diplo. With huge performances at SXSW, Miami Music Week and now several UK dates, Dillon has been on the warpath to gaining recognition worldwide. His newest track ‘Beautician’ is definitely a big room shaker for the spring festival season, having already earned massive support from Jack Beats (in the video above!) He’s giving the track away FREE for all you dirty dancers, as long as you head over to his facebook fan page and click that “Like” button one time. Here’s what Dillon had to say:
“Heres the song for you and everyone… it’s a big Flux Pavilion type dubstep song so I think it’s actually worth pressing the ‘Like’ button lol”
• Dillon Francis – Beautician√+
[This links to facebook, click the "Like" button and then the download link will appear in the music player]
While the GDD team are reeling from the exploits of a fun filled weekend; I figured we should probably give you a rundown of how the Electric Daisy Carnival played out for us. With so many time clashes of the world’s finest DJs, I can only offer you one man’s perspective; so whichever sets I missed or overlooked, feel free to add your tales below, cos we wanna hear them.
Friday was a massive affair, the main reason I was there was to see veteran house supergroup Swedish House Mafia, who absolutely killed their live set on Kinetic Field. Unsurprisingly, the Coliseum was packed out, the gates to the main floor were closed when it reached capacity pretty early in the day, so a load of people were forced into the stands, but that didn’t matter. To be honest, the sound could’ve been bumped a little louder on day one in the Coliseum, but that was probably down to the fact that there were tens of thousands of people wiling out to Axwell, Angello and Ingrosso; the atmosphere was like nothing else. Highlights of their set were ‘One’ and the massive ‘Leave The World Behind’. If I’m pushed, the one part of their set I was less stoked on was their bunk drop of Blur‘s Song 2 intro which didn’t go anywhere, but besides that it was pretty dope.
Credit where it’s due, Dirty South played the best show I’ve seen from him all year; spinning to a packed out house before Swedish House Mafia played, he really set the bar at new heights. Meanwhile, over at the Cosmic Meadow stage, the bar was also being raised at a prolific rate; Bart B More taking to the stage after a wicked set from Dada Life, then throwing down some of the dirtiest dutch house I’ve heard in months. Travis x A-Trak, I was undecided on at first, but their set together was a pretty awesome tribute to DJ AM; the two playing electro and house bangers from the past year, keeping the party going with the fresh musical addition of Travis Barker‘s live percussion. The best set I saw all night was over at the Circuit Grounds, where we were able to witness Moby slaying a rare dj set. This for me was not only the best set all night, but it’d also rate among the top five sets I’ve seen this year. A particular highlight was raging to this humungous house banger:
The half of the Jack Beats set I managed to hear was pretty decent, a mixture of old and new house driven dubstep; obvious highlights were ‘Get Down’ and the two new tracks they’re set to release today via Herve‘s Cheap Thrills label:
So to round off the night, rather than head into the oversubscribed mess that was the Coliseum for Deadmau5, we scoped out Claude VonStroke who was throwing down his trademark minimal over at the Neon Garden stage. Such a sick set that sent us spiraling into Saturday.
photo cred: Willa Campbell
Hit the second day fairly late on, making a beeline straight for Kinetic Field and the mainstage which boasted sets from Bart B More, Dada Life & Afrojack. Afrojack slammed out a very similar set to Friday’s one; though to a far bigger audience, all blissing out to his dutch house and electro, before the dream was shattered by Lil’ Jon who out of nowhere started MCing for the tail end of his set. Back to back sets from Sound of Stereo and Felix Cartal put us back on track and onto a good one, just in time to catch a hotly anticipated set from Laidback Luke who failed to disappoint. I think it’s pretty fair to say that downtown LA went Dutch for the weekend; the amount of bleep heavy house music that went on is going to be etched into my skull for the rest of summer. Back over at Cosmic Meadows, LA Riots threw down some jams, particularly memorable was this:
Even Wolfgang Gartner‘s set was tinged with Dutch House, as he exploded onstage with classic heavy hitters: ‘Wolfgang’s 5th’, ‘Undertaker’ and ‘Fire Power’. Entirely different to his set at Coachella, this one was far more of a housey affair. One act I’ve been looking forward to catching more than any other lately is Duck Sauce, the Fool’s Gold collab between A-Trak and Armand Van Helden. Arriving onstage beneath a thirty foot high duck, the duo proceeded to shred through their 75 minute set. Highlights of their show included GottaDanceDirty favorite Louis La Roche‘s ‘Sunshine Hotel’ as well as these:
At EDC they played the unreleased original, but here’s a sick re-edit from Manila Killa
And finally, last but by no means least, the closing set from Boys Noize; who threw down a mixture of old and new – from Oi Oi Oi, Power and his collaborations with Erol – but threw it down super hard. The Boys Noize set was tight and ranks among the best I saw all weekend. Was hoping he’d drop this as an encore, but sadly he got cut short at 2am: