The emerging bass music producer, Druid Cloak, and I are proud to present you with the 117th edition of The Dirt. Together we bring a varied offering of current favorites ranging from experimental to deep house, and everything in between. Enjoy our selections and be sure to grab my free downloads zipped up for your convenience.
Big thank you to Druid Cloak for providing his picks with commentary!
It’s always a treat to hear something new from our L.A. compadre Le Youth. The sound of Le Youth transcends the overly familiar brands of tropical/deep/nu disco sounds we’ve been over exposed to over the last few years. Le Youth has created a brand of electronic all his own. It’s a modernized throwback sound that fuses together all the right elements of sunny disco & old school house. His latest remix of “Fade” by Jakwob balances that disco/house sound brilliantly. Whether it’s billowing through the speakers at a club & filling the room with joy or sweeping over the sands of a beach party, Le Youth’s remix of “Fade” will keep any party going, daytime or night.
Hi Dirt bros + babes. We’ll get right to it but I’d just like to say that I’m super stoked to be Dirt 45ing with TOKS THE INTERN HIMSELF.
GET INTO IT.
• Toks’ zip (6 tracks)
• sneevs’ zip (6 tracks)
Previews, commentary + bonus track after the jump…
The absolutely stunning Kid Sister will be performing live tonight at CONTROL at the Avalon in Hollywood. This Windy City woman has been the voice to some great dance tracks in the past few years, including the big track by Mehdi and Riton in 2o10 titled ‘Do Do Do’ that was made into a monster remix by the legendary Laidback Luke. Supporting her will be SF’s Trevor Simpson, as well as local LA talent from Mr. White, Thee Mike B, and Steve Prior.
We will also be holding down the GDD™ House Party room tonight with our friends from Techno Color Kids as well as the lovely ladies of TrippensoXx, so come have a drink with us in the room directly to the right of the front of the stage.
Please RSVP names and pluses to firstname.lastname@example.org to be on our discount ticket list for the evening. Please have all names submitted before 5:30pm. Discount for 21+ is $10 before 11pm.
• Carte Blanche ft. Kid Sister – Do! Do! Do! (Strip Steve Jacked Up Remix)
From The Vault:
• The Count & Sinden ft. Kid Sister – Beeper (A-Trak Remix)
• Kid Sister – Daydreaming (Jakwob Remix)
photo cred: Banksy
Wassup dirty dancers?! After a stonking weekend here’s a healthy dose of dubstep and IDM to aid you with your recovery…
+ If somehow you still haven’t had your Crookers fill from Bones’ Tons of Friends preview last week, here’s their guest mix for Annie Nightingale:
glitchy goodness. Here’s the tracklisting…
1. Dem Hunger – Peugeot Pregnancy
2. Shlohmo – Antigravity (Low Limit Remix)
3. Floating Points – Truly
4. Crookers feat. Miike Snow – Remedy (Accapella)
5. Crookers feat. Miike Snow – Remedy
6. Four Tet – Sing
7. Die Voegel – Blaue Moschee
8. Shlomi Aber – Sketches (Be As One)
9. Novalima – Machete
10. Basic Soul Unit – Dank
11. Machine Drum – Carry The Weight (Demo)
12. Crookers feat. Roisin Murphy – Royal T (Accapella)
photo cred: David LaChapelle
From Melborne Australia, The Temper Trap are a breakthrough indie act that should be on everyone’s radars for they’ve recently scored remixes from Adam Freeland, Axwell & Dirty South. They’re playing Music Box at the Fonda in LA this Wednesday, and again at Coachella in April. Here’s the latest single ‘Fader’ remixed by Jakwob:
If that’s a little too soft for you, here are a couple of heavy hitters you may have missed first time around:
raw dubstep and a filthy drop
Banging electro wobble. Made to play loud
More grimey dubstep from one of my favorite Trouble & Bass artists – Philadelphia-based Starkey is killing it on the production front. Currently touring in Europe, fingers crossed for another North America tour because this guy’s sets are wild.
dirty basslines interspersed with chilled orchestral licks. win
I couldn’t run a post about Starkey without posting the title track off his Stars EP that dropped today. Mellow out to this one:
This is a post-night out track. Kick back to it and get led astray by Anneka’s vocals
I know I know. It’s about time we covered the new Ellie Goulding
single. Believe me, I love it just as much as you. I was just waiting for the right time to give the lady the respect she deserves. Her new track, “Under The Sheets,” is absolutely fantastic; a great song with lyrics that give me the tingles that Imogen
still does from Speak For Yourself.
The main reason I waited to expose this song on GDD™
is because I knew that there would be some superb remixes in its wake, and (not to toot my own horn) I was right.
Check ’em. This woman is unbelievable.