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Mikah Freeman and Vance Musgrove are The Aston Shuffle — a duo out of Australia who produce some extremely danceable tunes in addition to running Friday Night Shuffle, a radio show on the prominent Triple J in Sydney. Last month, the guys put out the Won’t Get Lost EP on NYC imprint, Plant Music, accompanied by a party of remixes — my favorite coming from Solo – and today the guys have put together a mixtape in honor of the May release. Tons of great music stuck in here, including originals from Country Club, Jan Driver, Strip Steve, and more. Have a listen to the mix and EP below. Continue Reading

The other day Jan Driver dropped his newest single, Peaker on Boysnoize Records along with a strong rework from Action Flower. The title track, Peaker is a warm and groovy House track that showcases Jan Driver’s strong production abilities.  The Action Flower rework adds a melodically driven arpeggio that compliments the original track perfectly, resulting in one strong release.

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Just in time for all your Miami festivities Boys Noize Records will be unleashing its third annual Miami Noize Compilation. The compilation features a combination of label friends (such as Digitalism) and BNR’s unique and talented artists.  Miami Noize will showcase new gems from Spank Rock, Djedjotronic, SCNTST, Jan Driver, Bart B More & Felix Cartal, Shadow Dancer, Strip Steve, Jence, BS1, Audionite and ELAX.

Check out the Miami Noize preview after the jump!

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GDD™ SPOTHEADS.004 (40 track Spotify playlist)

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Marseille has been taking the Russian EDM scene by storm lately. The Mako Records prodigy has put out a flood of epic releases this year that have not only created a massive amount of buzz but have also blurred the sometimes too rigid genre lines that exist in the worldwide EDM scene. Championed by acts such as The Proxy and Noise Invaders, it is clear that Marseille isn’t going away anytime soon, so I was more than thrilled when he decided to grant me an interview and record an exclusive mix just for GDD!

GDD™: First off, thanks so much for doing this interview, I’m a huge fan.
M: Yeah!  Thanks a lot! 

GDD™: How did living in a Russian province influence you musically?
M: Personally, I don’t think Russia is interested in quality EDM stuff at the moment.  It’s too complicated to define the particular influence of Russia.  However, I can say that life in a Russian province has helped me to make something big.

GDD™: What gave you the idea to start a monthly mixtape?
M: I got this idea when I was making my first mixtape for Mako called the Otake Mix I really enjoyed the process and decided to release mixes on a monthly basis.  I also wanted to include a techno influence in each mix because at the moment I’m really into techno!

GDD™: You have produced everything from Minimal Techno to Dubstep, and your music has been described as “borderless,” what in particular has influenced you to be such a diverse musician?
M: It’s simple!  It’s just who I am! Lately though, I’ve been leaning towards a more techno and experimental sound.

GDD™: As the popularity of EDM soars, it seems like more genres are emerging every day.  What particular genre has caught your ear recently and why?
M: Techno…Good Techno!  But I love it all!

GDD™: What are your biggest influences? Why?
M: The seasons, especially Autumn! I love autumn, it’s my favorite time of year!  And I think hash as well : )

GDD™: With the recent influx of new technology, gaining access to the means to create music has never been more feasible. How do you think this has affected the EDM scene in particular? How has this affected you?
M: I’m not going to lie, it sometimes seems detrimental.  There is a lot of shit music.  Listeners are overloaded by this huge influx in the amount of the tracks being released.  It’s sometimes hard to remember which shit is good and which is not.  It’s effecting me as a listener as well, so I’m trying to only seek out the really great stuff.

GDD™: EDM is showing up everywhere now, from car commercials to previously untouched music festivals. Where do you see EDM in 10 years?
M: I think EDM will lose its uniqueness due to such a rapidly huge surge in popularity.  EDM will go underground and then becomes more popular again, I feel like it’s a permanent/viscous cycle.  But, I know everything will be fine, I’m always ok with living in the underground.

GDD™: What’s next for Marseille?
M: I’m brining you guys more techno and experimental shit.  My EP is set on fall 2011 on Mako Records and later more stuff on other labels!  Also I’m working on some remixes and good collabs!

GDD™: What artist in the scene is really impressing you right now? Why?
M: I like Mendoza and Etnik at the moment, their sound is very fresh. And of course Jan Driver, Skinnerbox and etc…

M: P.S. Thanks for the interview and listen to more good music!

GDD™: You’re welcome buddy!

Marseille – Marseille Exclusive GDD™ Mix √+
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The power duo known as ZZT picked up heaps of attention this year when Tiga and Zombie Nation unleashed the massive Zzafrika remix package, and now the guys are back with a new single, ‘Vulkan Alarm!,’ as they prepare to release their debut album, Partys Over World, this 7th of November on Turbo Recordings. As a thank you to their fans on Facebook, the guys are giving away Proxy‘s take on the original, which is naturally inundated with the Russian’s dark, crunchy sound that you’d expect from the Mako Records label boss. If you don’t already, go give ZZT a ‘Like’ on Facebook and check out Jan Driver‘s banging remix as well while you’re over there.

ZZT – Vulkan Alarm! (Proxy Remix)

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Munich based Bobble have just sent us their new track ‘Zefix’, dropping on German label Guys N Dolls in a couple of weeks time. The release features remixes from Jan Driver and Belgian heavy-hitter Shameboy. Case the previews of all three tracks, especially the Shameboy which is my favorite on the EP – it’s got a striking similarity to the dirty techy-electro sound that Mumbai Science are kaning at the moment:

Bobble – Zefix by Guys N Dolls

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What’s up my fellow dirty dancers, I hope your weekend is treating you as well as it is treating me.  This has been a great week in music, whether your in Miami or not (and if you are, I want you to know I hate you a little bit).  Anyways, I was very honored when FuzZ, Avedon and Zedex all decided to contribute to this weeks dirt! From complex IDM to French House, the three artists certainly differ in their sound, but not their unmistakable talent.  With a wide range of songs to choose from on this weeks dirt, there is certainly something for all of you.  So without further ado, myself, Fuzz, Avedon and Zedex present this week’s dirt after the jump!

*Check out the exclusive tracks from Fuzz, Zedex & St. Andrew!

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One day until Thanksgiving and I am thoroughly excited to grub on the giant 22 pound, free range turkey that my mom purchased from some awesome grocery store in Memphis. Anyway, I hope that all you dirty dancers have an amazing Thanksgiving tomorrow and travel safe to wherever you may. After you awaken out of your Tryptophan food comas on Friday afternoon, make sure you come on by the Avalon to dance off your excessive caloric intake as Made To Play frontman, Jesse Rose, will be on the 1′s + 2′s along with Boys Noize RecordsD.I.M., who pretty much epitomizes the quintessential dirty dancer’s set with a vast amassment of banging techno and reverberating electro. ///BONES will also be holding down the closing set so make sure you hang around to catch his epic latenight choons.

Please RSVP names to jonah@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount ticket guestlist for the evening. Please have all names in by 5:30pm Friday night.
Pricing:
21+: $10 before 11pm
18+: $15 before 11pm
Tunage:
Killer new track off of the recent 5 year anniversary compilation on Made To Play. The release features originals and remixes from Jesse Rose, Zombie Disco Squad, Riva Starr, Jan Driver + more. Pick it up on Beatport.
Oldie but goodie. I just love the Made To Play sound.

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