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For the second installment of Solo‘s freshly established Congaloid imprint slated for release on December 19th, the labelhead commissioned the young, groovy producer known as Seka, and surprise, surprise, he’s from Bristol. Bristol seems to be recreating itself as a hub for some of the best dance music today. With producers like Julio Bashmore, Eats Everything, and Seka synthesizing this fresh sound and rapidly releasing original tracks, it’s no wonder why Pete Tong gave the city a huge shout out on the Essential Mix a few weeks back. Here’s what Solo had to say about signing the youngblood:

“When I have received Andy’s EP I was quite surprised. At the time I was spending some weeks in Bali, and just starting to organise things, hoping to find the right people to work together with. I wrote on Facebook about my future label plans, and wasn’t really expecting demos just yet. Only few minutes later Seka sent me an email and asked to check these 2 songs. I felt straight away that those grooves had something right, so I tried them both that night, and even tho they were still rough demos, they worked a treat. People were smiling during those 2 mini-catchy-swing numbers, so I was sold. Seka became part of the adventure, and while I hope that you are gonna play this record, I am excited to have him in the Congaloid team, cause his new demos are sounding really good too…”



Let the tryptophan soak into your neurons and the music take hold. Take this lazy mixtape straight under the covers and let its funky smoothness warm your soul while you butter those buns. Silky-smooth transitions laced with euphoric tones and sexy vocals make this Gooch tape perfect for the season. Be easy and give thanks. Enjoy and happy thanksgiving.

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Gooch Tape Vol. 2 Tracklisting:
Psychemagik – Valley of Paradise
Quakers & Mormons – New York Town (The c90s Remix)
Chris Malinchak – No Secrets
Anton Romezz – Marzipan World
Tesla Boy – In Your Eyes (Satin Jackets Remix)
Walter Sobcek – Miami (Pharao Black Magic Remix)
Stacy Lattisaw – Dynamite (Breakbot Edit)
Sare Havlicek – Vibe on You
Niki & The Dove – Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix)
Drop Out Orchestra – It Will Never Be the Same Again
Jadoo ft. Hard Ton – Voodoo Love
Moby – The Right Thing ft. Inyang Bassey (Cosmonauts Remix)
Miguel Campbell – Baby I got It (Edit Murphy Remix)
Mario Basanov – Just Think About (Social Disco Club Remix)
Christophe – The Force (Julio Bashmore Piano Remix)
Alba – Only Music Survives

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Today in honor of thanksgiving, we are pleased to give you a special “Dirt” with all the fixings. We decided to give you more than tracks than usual featuring an even wider variety than you’re used to. So please sit back, relax, and enjoy your turkey day.

Troy’s Picks

• Willy Moon – I Wanna Be Your Man (Drop The Lime Mix)

• Cobra Starship – You Make Me Feel (Whitenoize vs Mike Balance Remix)

• Rustie – Surph

• Soulja Boy – My City

• Sebastien Leger & Chris Lake – Aqualight


KMOC’s Picks

Eats Everything- The Size √+

Electro House
• Laidback Luke & Sander Van Doorn – Who’s Wearing The Cap?

• Martin Dawson Ft. NRG – Think About It (Maceo Plex Remix)

Maelstrom – Draggin’

Disco House
• Treasure Fingers – Take My Hand


Tropicool’s Picks
Pat Lok – No Shame (Goldroom Remix)
A bottle rinses up on the shore. It is filled with euphoria, sunshine, and a crescendo from outer space. Our good buddy Josh (Goldroom) keeps pumping out instant classics that will make your soul glow.

Miguel Campbell – Baby I Got It (Edit Murphy Remix)
Edit Murphy is apparently here to stay. He gets deeper than his other productions here, so purse your lips, bob your head, and don’t go home tonight. Caus’ baby you got it!

Luther Vandross – I Wonder (SAH Re-Froth)
SAH was foraging in a long forgotten place between space and time and stubbled upon a funky ball of tits. He had the funk, and had to keep the funk alive. It’s the spawn of a new time where light up dance floors glisten off a tan butt poached up on a lengthy pair of stems.

Christophe – The Force (Julio Bashmore Piano Mix)
Beautiful piano rework of a rather amazing original. This instrumental journey will consist of copious amounts of cocaine with Stevie Wonder while floating on a cloud.

Moby – The Right Thing ft. Inyang Bassey (Cosmonauts Remix)
The Cosmonauts can do no wrong. Surely a Moby foundation can’t hurt either. Space disco is in, just like monster tits stuffed beneath an undersized “GO DEEP” tee.

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Due to some technical difficulties on Friday, I was unable to post the regular GDD™ Morning Update, but we’re back to give you a great start to your week. Today’s news includes The Prodigy’s new album, a new Julio Bashmore EP, a Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike tour after-movie, a Red Bull Music Academy World Tour in London video, Deadmau5’s new 4D projections event, the Resident Advisor poll, Ultra Music Festival, Occupy Musicians, and Burning Man. Read the info and watch several videos after the jump.

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The buzzing quartet from Toronto known as Azari & III have been undeniably one of the breakthrough acts of 2011. With their debut album out now on limited edition vinyl and digital retailers and the global and physical release coming on January 22nd through Island Records, Azari & III have a busy several months ahead of them. In advance of the global release, the guys will be releasing another single, ‘Reckless (With Your Love),’ on January 15th from the self-titled album, which will be accompanied by an all-star remix team including new versions from Riva Starr, Julio Bashmore, and Tiga, as well as a radio edit and mix from super-producer Paul Epworth. Yes, I really just said all of those names in the same sentence. Before these release dates, Azari & III will be touring the UK with a mindblowing live show that has already garnered support from The XX, Tinie Tempah, and even Johnny Depp! Check tour dates and grab a free new remix below!

UK Live Tour Dates
10.27 Digital – Brighton, UK
10.28 Freeze Festival – London, UK
10.29 Wax On – Leeds, UK
10.31 Fabric MEAT Gay Night – London, UK
11.03 Blue Mountain -Bristol, UK
11.04 Magnet -Liverpool
11.05 Crawdaddy – Dublin, N. Ireland
11.06 MTV Music Awards – Belfast, NI
11.11 Sound Control – Manchester,UK
11.12 Death Disco @ Arches – Glasgow, Scotland

Junkie XL – Molly’s E (Azari & III Instrumental Remix)
Junkie XL released his latest EP,’ Molly’s E,’ a couple weeks ago which featured 2 mixes from Azari & III, 2 mixes from Nicky Romero, and 1 from Canblaster. Not a bad lineup if you ask me.



In the wee hours of yesterday Julio Bashmore became the latest artist to feature on Pete Tong‘s legendary Essential Mix show. Hailing from Bristol, Matthew Walker’s been kicking up a lot of heat over the past 18 months for both his unique brand of funky-infused house music as Julio Bashmore, and his bassier Velour sideproject on Night Slugs with Hyetal.

It was his sublime Everybody Needs A Theme Tune EP on London upstart PMR at the beginning of this year that catapulted him into the underground spotlight, with A-side ‘Battle For Middle You’ receiving widespread chart support by everyone from Modeselektor, Brodinski and Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team, to Wolf+Lamb, Alex Niggemann and Maya Jane Coles.

This latest Essential Mix is a great journey through the record bag belonging to Bristol’s freshest export, and one of the most versatile EM’s we’ve heard all year:

Julio Bashmore – Essential Mix [September 24, 2011]

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Hot off of some serious hype for his recent Woman Like Me EP Remixes, Chicago native Willy Joy is keeping it going with a massive fall mixtape featuring loads of new tracks and exclusives. You’ll hear everything from some Brooklyn Bass from AC Slater and Bart B More to some hometown Chicago flavor from Cajmere to the grooving insta-classic from Julio Bashmore, ‘Battle For Middle You.’ It’s an eclectic mix for the masses, but don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what WJ had to say about it…

“The seasons are changing and I put together a new mix for Fall to help you shift gears. House, Techno, Electro, Moombahton and more – this is a bass heavy mix full of new sounds, classic sounds, and a few exclusives you won’t hear anywhere else. It’s chock-full of GDD favorites, and you can also hear previews of some of my upcoming tunes for Trouble & Bass and others. I’ll be on tour for a lot of the Fall, so keep checking my tour dates and say hi if I’m in your town. And, as always, holler at me on Twitter!”

The Fall Mix 2011 by willyjoy

The Count & Sinden – Future (Canblaster Remix)
Bart Bmore feat. AC Slater – Cry Baby
Dem Slackers – Global Grind (Baskerville Remix)
Zombie Nation – Tight (Etienne De Crecy Remix)
Yello – Oh Yeah (Tom Staar Remix)
Willy Joy – Woman Like Me (Flosstradamus Remix)
Magnum – Grooveworks (Hostage Remix)
Jay-Z & Kanye West – Otis (Gant-Man’s Otis Jacks Remix)
Hard Corey & Wray – Love Train (Cajmere’s Underground Goodies Mix)
Toadally Krossed Out – Toad Style
Acidkids & Tommie Sunshine – Never Slow (Mahesa Utara Remix)
Botnek – The Sound
Mele – What’s The 411
Dr. Gonzo – Dushi
Malente & Zero Cash – Hardware
Ben Westbeech – Something For The Weekend (Roska Remix)
Cajmere feat. Dajae – Brighter Days (8 to 8 Dub Mix)
Malente & Zero Cash – I’ll Be There I’ll Be There (Kill Frenzy Remix)
Cee-Lo Green – I Want You (Redlight Remix)
B. Rich – Ain’t Even Mad
The Living Graham Bond & Shooting Horses – Premier
French Fries & Bambonou – Hugz
Slap In The Bass – Egypt (Hostage Remix)
Hostage – Straight Raw
DJ JWLS – Bashin’
Klever – Atencion
Alex Clare – Up All Night (Nadastrom Remix)
Willy Joy – Pyramid
Tittsworth & Alvin Risk – Pendejas
Willy Joy – Battle For LA
Equinox – Yanked
Willy Joy – Gimme Dat
Donovans – FX1
The Hacker & Gesaffelstein – Crainte (Original Mix)
Bart Bmore – Traction (Club Mix)
Willy Joy – Neverending Night
Frank Ski – Whores In The House
Wiley – Link Up (Instrumental)
Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You
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For our thirty-sixth edition of the infamous DIRT, we bring you a top 12 chart of some of the best tracks right now in electronic music from pretty much across the board. Though they all share a common dirty-ness to them, we chose these tracks for unique reasons – and what better way to convey that then to charm you with our personal opinion on why you should direct yourself to the download link immediately (the best way we know how to).

drink up dirty dancers…


Felix Cartal & Keatch – Lazy Bird (Original Mix) √+
I’ve literally waited over a year for this track to be released, and for it to have stayed locked away until just a week ago is a marvel in its own. We all know that Felix Cartal has caught our attention once again with his recent productions, but the help of Belgium-based Keatch makes their collaborative EP’s Solar and now Animals unmatchable. Grab this in 192 and do yourself a solid and purchase the full EP here.

Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa – Feedback (Original Mix) √+
This summer wherever you are in festival mode, you’re gonna hear headliners from the main stage (you should know who) playing this massive collaboration between big room track kings Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa. This one also has the same riff as Daft Punk’s ‘Rollin & Scratchin’ – but takes it to a level suitable for crowds in the 25,000+ category. BIG.

In Flagranti – Worse For Wear (Punks Jump Up Remix) √+
The first time I heard this in the Light Year Summer Mix, I played the mix over and over just because of this track. The howling bass line behind the drums, claps and cowbells (with a hint of dirty sax) turn the original vocal into a drunken disco fire-starter.

DJ Fresh – Louder (Club Mix) √+
Even though I don’t play out dubstep (or bass music for that matter) in my sets, I still respect it very much because of anthems like this one. This track is special however because of the newly found sound of drum & bass hero DJ Fresh. Groundbreaking tune, a MUST even if you don’t care for dubstep. Grab this 192, but get serious with the 320 here.

Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You √+
This officially came out at the very start of this year, but I haven’t been able to stop playing it out in my sets, in my car, or any where I can feel some low end with this baby. Julio Bashmore creates a love child with funk, soul and bass driven rhythm. In fact, the lyrics in the tune actually ring true because they definitely make me wanna get up, stomp my feet, and get down.

Kry Wolf – 3001 (Original Mix) √+
AC Slater struck gold when he discovered Kry Wolf and signed him to his Party Like Us label. His production flies across the board, but this track is titled ‘3001’ because it is takes you that far ahead in time to the future of the drop. Let this one grow on you, it’s the best kind of WEIRD you could ask for.


CSS – Hit Me Like a Rock (Dillon Francis Remix)
Another killer free tune from Mr.Francis. Radio rips have been floating around for awhile, but it was finally released this past week.

Botnek – Jerpa (Botnek Drum & Bass Remix)
An uncommon Drum & Bass remix from this up and coming Canadian Duo. If you like this track, check out the guest Dirt they did a few weeks back for some more major tunes. They are definitely a group to watch.

Tittsworth & Alvin Risk – Pendejas
Great new track from two of Washington DC’s best. More along the lines of moombahcore. If you dig artists like Munchi & Dillon Francis you will love this track.

LBCK – Instant Party
Great new track with a great summer vibe, Huge EP from the Long Beach based duo.

Bassnectar – Upside Down
A new release from one of the bass game’s heavyweights. It is just what we have come to expect from Bassnectar over the years: HEAVY HEAVY bass.

Lady Gaga – The Edge of Glory (Porter Robinson Club Mix)
I am usually not a huge fan of any of the new pop electro house that has been going around these days. But I must admit, I really like this track. The drop in the middle is worth the download!

• The Dirt #36 – ///BONES & KMOC.zip (all 12 tracks!)


Last summer, fellow blog bros Tron Jeremy, ///Bones, and I made exclusive mixes for our good friends over at Hot Biscuits. We were told they could be any genre, any style, any whatever. At the time, I had a major falling out with our lascivious lover, Miss Electro, and went pretty left-field, which spawned the first Haute and Bothered. Since then, the obscurity of artists like James Blake, Julio Bashmore, and Canblaster have filled that hole in my heart was left gaping after my sorrowful break-up. Raise your glasses, folks. We’re toasting to the future.

Troy Kurtz – Haute & Bothered Vol. 2 by Troy Kurtz


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This past few weeks has been particularly strong for EP releases. Two weeks ago, GDD™ head honcho Jonah Berry brought to our attention Julio Bashmore‘s recent mix for Vice mag. Julio’s recent EP entitled Everyone Needs A Theme Tune has been kicking up mad heat in the UK, and rightly so, it’s a fantastic record. The EP’s remixes have also recently dropped, my favorite of which is by rising talent Maurice Donovan, who also goes by the name of Ramadanman and Pearson Sound. That’s up for streaming below. [Purchase Link]

A second release I’ve been enjoying is the new Cassius EP I <3 U So out on Ed Banger. The title track is pretty catchy although from a production perspective I find it difficult to listen to as it’s pretty heavy on the hi’s, but I dig the EP’s remixes from Skream, and B-side from Night SlugsL-Vis 1990. [Purchase Link]

The third and final EP I’ve had on repeat is the brand new Canblaster release Master of Complication, which is out on Nightshifters. The Club Cheval resident provides some dank coverage of the tropical and UK Garage end of the EDM spectrum. Big fan of this record, it’s among my favorite releases of 2011 so far, and a real grower. Second A-side ‘Triple Ring’ is the most impressive track on the EP, which sees remixes from Jess Jubilee and Magnum, while Para One & Teki-Latex provide 3 renditions of Canblaster’s ‘Clockworks’ to round out a super solid release. Be sure to check it out.  [Purchase Link]


Cassius – I <3 U So (Skream’s Made Zdar Feel Like He’s 20 Again Remix) √+

Canblaster – Clockworks (Original Mix) √+