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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.

Jack Beats – All Night (LKiD ReRub) by LKiD

BONUS FREEBIE:
Jack Beats – Make The People (direct download)

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.

KMOC’s .zip (5 tracks)

Toks’ .zip (6 tracks)

 sneev’s SPOTHEADS.001 Spotify Playlist (14 tracks)

 

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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]

photo cred: Rukes.com
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.

photo cred: Rukes.com
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:

photo cred: Willa Campbell & Matt Black
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:
If you dig these, then head over to Beatport where you can pick up the EP in full 320
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:

photo cred: Rukes.com
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:
If you dig this collab between Riton and Mehdi, they’re playing in LA this Saturday and you can scoop up tickets here
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:
After hearing previews and radio rips of this for over a month now, here it is in full – This track is utter fire.
From the vault:
Big thanks to everyone who made the weekend a memorable one, particularly those who stopped us to say what up and compliment the GDD tees. You can get your mitts on them now HERE.
Cheers,
SweetFA


For those of us in the Bay Area who can’t make their set at Electric Daisy Carnival this weekend (or even if you can), Hacksaw Entertainment and Nor Cal Scionify bring you Jack Beats at Mighty tomorrow night with support from Mopo, Shane King, and Fringe DJs. Both Beni G and Plus One will be performing together for the first time in San Francisco so this is not a night to be missed! Tickets are still on sale but not for long. Sorry groms, this event is 21+.

AC Slater – Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix/Thrills Dubstep Refix)

HARD 13 was incredible. deadmau5 was the special guest, playing alongside Steve Duda and Tommy Lee. The balcony was raging harder than the floor and pretty much every person in the place was clearly “on a good one.” Here’s a couple clips I took followed by some longer clips of each artist, plus the tunes you may in fact be dying to snag after you watch said clips. Oh, dear readers, what a night…
In the clip above, Jack Beats engaged a very enthusiastic crowd with some tunage by our dear friend Sonic C.
As you can see, the balcony was the spot to be, with easy access to the upstairs stage and our most distinguished special guests.
Boy 8-Bit was the partiest motherfucker in Club Nokia. I was very pleasantly surprised by his set, which was my clear favorite of the night. And he looks exactly like Tyler Carlson √+
He closed out his set with a very pretty transition between these two:
Heaps of totally fun HARD beach balls were released from the top at the end of Jack Beat’s set. This made many people very, very happy and is always a nice touch. Adding simple little extra details like this to your party can have a big effect and is always recommended.

Fake Blood closed off the main stage with Chilly Gonzales‘ haunting piano cover of Boys Noize and Erol Alkan’s brutalizer “Waves” and his own “The Dozens” off his Fix Your Accent EP, which also comes highly recommended. Buy the proper 320 on beatport after you give it a listen.

Finally here’s a couple clips of WTF (deadmau5, Steve Duda + Tommy Lee) playing in the very cozy upstairs lounge/bar area. Seeing them play what felt like a house party set with everyone crowded around was a very cool experience and topped off a most impressive HARD event. We were able to stand right behind the mau5 and see what he’s doing on his Jazzmutant Lemur in addition to being able to check out Steve Duda’s screen, which full of all kinds of complicated geeky waveforms and wonderment. Tommy Lee just generally kept things pretty party.
All in all, a HARD well done. Nice work Gary Richards.
Not studying for finals,
SNEEV’S

The electronic music gods have answered our prayers. The famous ‘Radio 1 Essential Mix’ has graced our ears this week with its first ever date with the wobble bad boys, Jack Beats. The 2 hour set features some of the best new music that Beni G and Neil are dropping these days, as well as their signature original tracks that if you know from seeing them live or hearing their mixes at all, are at an unreal sound quality and might as well be a wav file thats jack hammer fucking your ear. Sound weird? Then you better be getting weird to this one kids. Jack Beats covers every genre that encompasses their tyrannical signature sound, dropping everything from dreamy pianos to the nastiest dubstep beats you’ve ever witnessed. Well worth the big download and theres some fresh new tracks within the tracklisting you can get as well, so grab those treats too. Wobble Wobble Woop Woop!
1. Dead Can Dance – Dawn Of The Iconclast (Jack Beats Intro Edit)
2. Passion Pit – Little Secrets (Jack Beats Remix)
3. Lee Mortimer & Laidback Luke – Blau! (LA Riots Remix)
4. Jack Beats – Labyrinth
5. Pase Rock – Nights (Nadastrom Remix)
6.
L-Vis 1990 – United Groove (MJ Cole Remix) √+
7. D1 – Pitcher (128 Mix)
8. Kissy Sell Out – This Kiss (Jack Beats Remix)
9. Black Box – Ride On Time (Zombie Disco Squad Remix – Jack Beats Edit)
10. Sound of Stereo – Button (Beataucue Remix)
11. Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Epic Last Song (Jack Beats Remix)
12. Foamo – Jookie
13. Tiga – What You Need (A-Trak Remix)
14. Zombie Nation – Seas of Grease (Harvard Bass Remix)
15. Diplo & Blaqstarr – Get Off (Jack Beats Remix)
16. Noob & Brodinski – Peanuts Club (BeatauCue Remix)
17. M.A.N.D.Y & Booka Shade – Donut (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
18. Mvsvem – French Jeans (Style Of Eye Remix)
19. Boys Noize & Erol Alkan – Waves (Chilli Gonzales remix)
20. The Black Ghosts — I Want Nothin’ (Jack Beats Remix Accapella)
21. Felix Da Housecat – Kickdrum
22. SonicC – Unicorns On Acid
23. La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
24. Jack Beats & MC Dynamite – What (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
25. Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars (Siriusmo Remix)
26. Claude VonStroke – Vocal Chords
27. Popof – Serenity w/ Fingers Inc – My House Acapella (Jack Had a Groove)
28. Breakage – Justified ft. Erin
29. 16-Bit – Jump
30. Joker – Tron
31. Calvin Harris – You Used To Hold Me (Nero Remix)
32. Subscape – Hardcore Members
33. Doctor P – Sweet Shop
34. Benga – Little Bits
35. Donaeo – Riot Music (Skreamix)
36. Jack Beats – U.F.O (K-Hole Bass Riddim)
37. Lady Sovereign – Got You Dancing (Jack Beats Remix)
38. Unknown Artist – BG (Crookers DJ Tool Mix)
39. Florence + The Machine – Drumming Song (Jack Beats Remix)
40. AC Slater – Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix)
41. DJ Zinc – Gimme A Camera ft. Angela Hunter
42.
Hockey – Song Away (Jack Beats ‘Anger Management’ Unreleased Dub)
43. DJ Zinc – Super Sharp Shooter (Jack Beats Remix)
44. The Count & Sinden – Panther
45. TC – Deep (Jack Beats ‘2008 Unreleased’ Remix)
46. L-Vis 1990 – The Bird
47. Project Bassline – Drop The Pressure (Jack Beats Remix)
48.
Diplo & Laidback Luke vs. Proxy – Hey vs. Raven (Will Bailey Bootleg)
49. Faithless – Never Going Home (Herve Remix)
50. Fake Blood – Mars (Jack Beats Remix)
51. Jack Beats – Get Down VIP
Jack Beats are set for a huge world tour this entire year, check their myspace for dates in your hood! For all us North Americans, here’s what you can plan for, strongly suggest getting into one of these:

Mar 11 2010 12:00A
Starlite Room W/Fake Blood, Boy 8 Bit & AC Slater Edmonton
Mar 12 2010 12:00A
Celebrities W/AC Slater Vancouver
Mar 13 2010 12:00A
HARD 13 W/Fake Blood & Boy 8 Bit L.A
Mar 15 2010 12:00A
The Social Toronto
Mar 17 2010 12:00A
Gothic Theatre W/Craze & 12th Planet Denver
Mar 18 2010 8:00P
Voyeur San Diego
Mar 19 2010 12:00A
The Vault El Paso
Mar 20 2010 12:00A
SXSW AM Only Showcase @ Beauty Bar Austin
Mar 20 2010 12:00A
SXSW Mad Decent & Iheartcomix Party W/Diplo etc Austin
Mar 24 2010 12:00A
WMC – Bang! Bang! @ White Room W/Craze, Shy Fx and loads more Miami
Mar 25 2010 12:00A
WMC – HARD @ Fountainbleu – massive line up!!!! Miami
Mar 26 2010 12:00A
WMC – AM Only Showcase @ Karu & Y Miami
Mar 26 2010 12:00P
WMC- Annie Mac Presents @ The White Room W/Annie, Mehdi and more… Miami
Mar 26 2010 12:00P
WMC MixMag @ ParkWest Miami


Jun 25 2010 8:00P
ELECTRONIC DAISY CARNIVAL! LA

///BONES

2009 was gnarly. MJ died. Obama was the cool black dude who got elected as president, but now everyone’s scratching their head wondering how he could be worse than the last bro, and this bass heavy genre of filth called dubstep kicked previous chart-topping bloghaus tracks to the curb. Here are some of my humble comments and selections from the year:

Biggest Dubstep ‘chune’ Emalkay – When I Look At You
-Few songs deserve the title of being called mega. This track goes so far beyond it. Skream dropped it during a set in Miami and I seriously thought this was the end of music as we knew it as kids literally bum-rushed the stage. After Emalkay pushed back the release date a few months, DJs were frothing at the bit to finally have the tune at their fingertips.

Das Elektronic Erol Alkan & Boys Noize – Waves
-While everyone and their brother either went mnml or wobble wobble, electronic gods Erol Alkan and Boys Noize stuck to their guns and produced a 9 minute epic. If you were a big time festival DJ in Europe worth your salt, you played this song.

Nu-Disco Loveys Damn Arms – Destination Pt. II
-This synth work in this track is second to none. It gets better every time I listen to it. I love it so so so much. Like seriously, so much.

Wobble Wobble Jack Beats – Get Down (VIP Edit)
-This summer I was in LA and spent the entire month of July and into August counting down the days to see Jack Beats are Hardfest. Long story short, cops busted the joint down and I never got to see him. FAIL.

Club Track Major Lazer – Pon de Floor
-Sure, we’ve all about had enough of this mayjah lazah song, but there is no denying how stoked you were the first few times you heard it out. If you told me that dancehall would be the biggest thing pon de charts since Justice, I would have told you to stop smoking so much reefer mon.

MNML-TEK HAUS Lazy Jay – Float My Boat (Pablo Decoder)
-I’m not gonna lie, my dad could probably produce a better ‘minimal’ song than most of the shit I hear these days (looking at you kid who just got ableton), but this Pablo Decoder track is massive.

!! RAVE !! D.I.M. & TAI – Lyposuct
-Easiest choice so far. Drugz and layzurs.

Hottest Babe who can sing award Ellie Goulding – Under the Sheets (Jeuce Rework)
If I was a chick I would be really envious of Miss Ellie Goulding. Her voice is too sexy. This Jeuce remix is my favorite out of the million floating around the blogosphere too (watch out for these UK kids next year)

So that about wraps up 2k9. Dub, disco, wobble and some cheeky stuff sprinkled in between. You could probably make a damn fine mix if you put them all together (food for thought) Anywho, here’s to more celebrities failing to realize that, yes, if you take too many drugs, you will die and people will mourn you via twitter (too soon??) Dance on into 2010 you dirty kids.

<3 troy kurtz!

pic: Anthony Verrilli

After asking readers last week to define ‘banger’ and ‘mixtape’, let’s kick off the week and ask the audience,
What’s the difference between a cover and a remix?
I’ve picked the following three jams to help spark some discussion.
¡BONUS STAGE!
Honestly, no surprises here but a solid remix nonetheless.

This week the guys at CONTROL bring you a show of epic proportions with Drums of Death and Steed Lord. If you can’t make the trek up to San Francisco for Lovefest this weekend, this is the show to make it to.

RSVP at JONAHDANCESDIRTY@GMAIL.COM to get on the GDD 10$ guestlist. Unfortunately we will not be having our House Party room open this week, but DoD and Steed Lord will supply you with more than enough bass + beats in the main room all night. Have a good time all you dirty dancers!
Check out this lovely little remix of Steed Lord by one of GDD’s favorites, Jack Beats.