The majority of the GDD™ crew attended Coachella last weekend and had an absolute blast, so we’re heading back out to the desert on Friday for another fun-filled weekender at The Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs. Beginning Friday afternoon, we’ll be poolside for the Urban Outfitters Love Me Pop-Up shop, where GDD™ DJs will play alongside a grip of sun-loving artists including Warpaint, Turbotito, Data Romance, and more.
Following Urban Outfitters event on Friday will be the highly anticipated dirtybird Desert Edition pool party on Saturday featuring Claude VonStroke, J.Phlip, Justin Jay, and Ardalan, as well as another fantastic Crew Love event on Sunday with Wolf+Lamb, Soul Clap, Nick Monaco, and more.
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Last week my good friend Ian of Bixel Boys passed along dirtybird youngster Justin Jay‘s forthcoming Static EP, and I honestly believe this is Justin’s finest release (out of 4) on the SF label yet. If I had to describe the title track “Static” in one word it would be heavy, but it’s a unique heaviness that includes Justin’s Tech-savvy side. A bouncy, almost corrupted-sounding bassline defines this 118BPM tune, and it really fucking bangs. The second track, ‘Waves,’ takes you on an epic 7+ minute journey where Justin showcases his musicianship in a truly sophisticated fashion. He incorporates many different percussive sounds in this one, along with well-timed vocal samples and catchy leads. A big √+ for you Justin Jay. Keep this shit coming.
In another tasteful move, Claude VonStroke and the dirtybird imprint have launched a new release dubbed dirtybird Players, “a showcase of all the key artists and upcoming talent on the label” and “an up-front taste of the full length compilation and world tour coming this Spring,” according to head bird, Claude VonStroke. In this 3-track sampler, we hear tracks from the young bird, Justin Jay, the OG bird, Worthy, and a third track from Birmingham duo, Cause & Affect, which CvS actually played out for weeks as an unmarked demo before actually realizing who it came from. All three tracks, as you can imagine, are √+, so preview now and pick it up on Beatport next Wednesday the 23rd.
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If you’re like us at GDD™, then you’re probably just as obsessed with the dirtybird label and collective as we are. At the forefront of a genre-blurring, widely appealing, eclectic sound, dirtybird artists all seem to have a knack for making bouncy, fun tunes that are as deep as they are bassy, which is why we had to invite a couple fantastic young producers, Ardalan and Justin Jay, to VERSUS this week for a little showcase of their talent.
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With Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year, it only makes sense for festivities to begin this Friday, and who better to kick off your excessive Halloween week than the dirtybird crew! Head honcho Claude VonStroke will headline the night; accompanied by his right hand man, Justin Martin, and the youngster and LA local, Justin Jay, who has made an excellent Halloween mix that you can download for free below. In addition to providing the best tunes you’ll hear in LA, the Avalon has upped production for this event, bringing in zombies, ghouls, and ghosts fit for a Universal Studios scarefest
We’ll also be holding down the GDD™ room, which is now the room that extends out of the front lobby, where we’ll have sets from recent LA transplant Troy Kurtz, Wood Holly, Kevin Anderson, and Check & Mate.
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM on Friday.
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Welcome to Vol. 5 of our weekly feature here at Gotta Dance Dirty™ : The Weekly Mix up .Every Friday we post a new selection of mixes from around the world. Some new, some old, and some GDD™ Exclusive. So whether you’re powering through your last day at the office or prepping for a weekend night out, check back here every Friday… Ya never know what is going to end up in The Mix Up!
This week in The Mix: Bassnectar releases his newest ear drum pleaser, our very own ///Bones shows you the deeper side of house music, up and comer Justin Jay does a GDD™ guest mix & Daft Punk throws it down like its 1997.
With this week’s guest mix from the teenage Los Angeles native, Justin Jay, we’re kicking up the tempo and keeping things groovy for all of your deep/bassline needs and desires. The old saying goes, “Love has no age,” but in today’s electronic music industry, it’s becoming ever more clear that “globally-recognized musical talent” can be readily substituted for “love,” and Justin is the perfect example of that. With matured taste and production skills that are well beyond his years, he continues to impress with no sign of slowing down. We’re proud to present you with an hour of fine mixing and curated tunes, along with a free bonus download of the original mix of “The Dip,” as well as Prince Club‘s “Dip it Good Re-work.” Enjoy! √+
Tracklist + bonus DL after the jump!
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Watch out for Justin Jay. The 19-year-old phenom has been making some serious noise in the bassline department, and it hasn’t gone unseen. Jay was quickly discovered by Claude Von Stroke and the DirtyBird crew, landing a spot as the youngest member of the San Francisco record label. His newest tune “The Dip” is available now exclusively on DirtyBird’s Drip.Fm membership – and will be FREE to the general public in 2 weeks. Check it out below, and don’t sleep on this kid.
Bring out your dry rubs and get ready to kiss the cook — dirtybird have just released their latest compilation, BBQ Trax, today featuring 4 new ones from Nick Monaco, Justin Jay, A1 Bassline, and Shadow Child & James Talk. Head honcho Claude VonStroke explains, “Before dirtybird was a record label it started as a San Francisco barbecue party based on sunshine, great music and carne asada. Friends playing good music out in the park for anyone who would show up. In celebration of the energy and spirit of the BBQ party we bring you this 4 track release with that summery open air vibe.” So fire up those charcoal grills and turn the volume up, dirtybird is bringing the fire. Pick up the release on Beatport now. √+ Continue Reading