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In this totally non-Valentines Valentines Day edition of The Dirt, the ever illustrious Bones and myself have prepped 10 tracks ready to carry you into this Hallmark weekend. Whether you’re making whoopee with your lover or drinking wine by yourself (same), we hope you’ll enjoy this playlist, free of charge.

Private playlist is HERE 

•  Troy Kurtz’s Dirt #146 (Tracks 1-5)

“Make sure you make me look like a complete wanker.” were Eats Everything’s (aka Daniel Pearce) parting words to me. Mind you, this is at a cracking warehouse party around 5AM, where he’s still bouncing around and having a (ahem) JOLLY GOOD TIME. That’s just the type of person the house producer from Bristol is. Brimming with cheeky English humor and infectious personality, it took all of half a second upon meeting him to realize this was going to be the easiest interview ever.

You can read the interview after the jump, and be sure to check out his new EP on dirtybird, and tune into his radio show on IHeartRadio every Thursday at 9PM EST.

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With the soon to be full length release from the Russian juggernaut Proxy on Dim Mak Records, the first remix ep for the single “Shut Up!” has recently surfaced. Of all that we’re entered, standing atop the heap come from bass master John Roman, Belgian phenom-duo Sound Of Stereo, and techno young guns VCO (my personal favorite). Both take what already was a massive track in its own and flip their motives into a wall of noise. Too much to fathom? Find out for yourself which one is your favorite (including proper giveaway remixes from Ming and Tenderlions)!

Proxy- Shut Up (Sound of Stereo Remix) by Sound of Stereo

Proxy – Shut Up (VCO Remix) by weareVCO

Shut Up (John Roman Remix) – Proxy by John Roman


Proxy – Shut Up! (MING VIP Remix) by MING

Proxy – Shut Up! (Tenderlions Remix) by Dim Mak Records


Next up in the series of ten free EPs from the dexterous Canadian we call John Roman is Revisions003, the third installment of Roman’s take on various old Rap & R&B tracks. Pop rap turns to deep house, crunk into UK garage, and further down the rabbit hole.

Revisions003 is, like the past two Revisions, a double-sided EP. “Let Me Go” is a two-step revision of Ashanti’s “Chapter II” and “Inhale” morphs Dead Prez’s “RBG: Revolutionary But Gangsta” into an eerie and vibrating dubstep track.

You can download Revisions003 for free by going to John Roman’s Facebook page, and stream all three of the Revisions EPs from his SoundCloud below.

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Coming off  the massive release ‘Pari’ with Bart B More, the newly LA-settled Harvard Bass wastes no time in dropping a huge new EP teaser on us to start the weekend. The PLEX EP is forthcoming on Teenage Riot Records (headed by JFK of MSTRKRFT), and features the new original along with three incredibly eclectic versions provided by Ego Troopers, St. Mandrew and John Roman. Ringing true to his sound, the EP title track ‘Plex’ is a whirlwind of techno, driven by HB’s signature buzzing leads and stabbing kicks. The remixes, however, make it ‘something for everyone’ – from Ego Troopers’ dutch house, the chainsaw electro of St. Mandrew and the deeper bass and staggering tribal sounds of John Roman. Check it out below, and grab it on July 31st.

Making the second installment to his biblical EP series, John Roman returns with RECLUSION 2. Released today, the massive 8-track EP takes you on a ride through variations of techno, house, electro, tribal and uk funky – checkout the album preview mix below!
RECLUSION 2 by John Roman

01. St. Hood
02. Down (The Drain)
03. Infrared
04. Petrified
05. Monitor
06. Chimaera
07. T.G.S.
08. Fragments

Volta Bureau, a new D.C.-based electronic group with Will Eastman, Outputmessage (Bernard Farley) and Micah Vellian (Miguel Lacsamana,) debut their first single, “Hope.” The song is an upbeat, piano-laden tune, set on a sparse, almost melancholic backdrop, while Outputmessage lends a subdued, soulful vocal performance. Conveying both the obsessive nature of Hope and what the future may bring, this bittersweet track is perfect for closing out the summer.

Formed in D.C. in 2010 and announced in May of this year, Volta Bureau’s hypnotic, cosmic take on house, techno and disco is already turning heads and gathering fans, including support from Danny Daze, Phantom’s Revenge, Cosmo Baker, and John Roman among others. With four original preview tracks and a remix for Ursula 1000 (featuring Fred Schneider of The B-52s) under their belt, Volta Bureau is well on their way to becoming one of D.C.’s premier electronic acts.

Volta Bureau – Audiogram One by Volta Bureau
Tracklist for their stellar mixtape + More after the jump

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Summertime is not nearly over, which means we are keeping the big time bookings going on the West Side at VS. in Santa Monica. Last week, we had a blast hosting the PIE Artists x GDD™ Mumbai Science Tour along with John Roman and Meech, and this week we’re just as thrilled as we welcome Teki Latex & Orgasmic of Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team all the way from France as well as an underbill takeover from Gold Lion! Come on out for a smashing good time!

Buy your tickets now HERE! Or RSVP for guestlist at DANCEiSM.com.

The Central: Social Aide & Pleasure Club
1348 14th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
Thursday, August 11th
$5 Red Bull Vodkas

Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team – Pretty Pretty Good (Original Mix) √+ [Beatport]
If you are a Curb Your Enthusiasm fan, this is a must-get.

SOUND PELLEGRINO THERMAL TEAM — Bassface (French Fries remix) by soundpellegrino


Boy do we have one of the bigger ones we’ve done yet for you. This Thursday August 4th, our collaborative tour with Pie Artists rolls on through the VERSUS party @ The Central in Santa Monica – bringing you the MUMBAI SCIENCE 2011 Summer Tour. The full lineup will feature Mumbai Science (Belgium), John Roman (Toronto,CN), Meech (Meech & Meati), Bareback DJs (Australia), Cat Sexual (Gold Lion), and your very own BONES.

This was a big one for us to book. Tickets are a super reasonable $10, but we only have 150 TOTAL tickets to sell, so get them while you can. This is a unique opportunity to see a show of this magnitude in a small and intimate venue.

The Central: Social Aide & Pleasure Club
1348 14th St. (Corner of 14th & Santa Monica Blvd.)
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Thursday August 4th
$5 Red Bull Vodkas til midnight!

TUNEAGE: Check out Mumbai Science’s newest mix for Switch 9  on Lektroluv Records below!

Mumbai Science – Mixtape for Switch 9 by lektroluvrecords


As summer chugs along and the dog days approach the temperature only continues to rise out here on the Best Coast. Expect a massive heat wave to hit this Thursday though as the mad Belgian scientists known as Mumbai Science descend upon the Mile High City to start their mini 2011 Summer Tour that will see them lighting up clubs from the Rockies to the Bay to the Border as they drop festival firestarters like ‘Ancova‘ & ‘Gold‘ in intimate venues like our very own Versus (August 4th!)

Having the chance to see this rising act, that now routinely plays for 1000s, in relatively small venues is an experience and opportunity you probably won’t have again as their ascent to stardom continues, so make sure you get yo’ tickets for one of these 7 gigs while you can! Along the way they’ll be getting support from longtime GDD™ backed Canadian John Roman, Aussie insane-asylum-escapees Bareback DJ’s, the lovely Brazzabelle, our very own ///BONES and various local talent in each city. More details including dates and ticketing links (and some tunes) after the jump! Oh and if you don’t remember our interview/mix with Mumbai, peep it over here!

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