After a summer of touring and more, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs was locked in on Rinse FM for his September residency that ran every Friday last month. Each show included a diverse pallet of music over the hour-long affair, and only this UK star could put together such a tasteful mix of house, techno, funk, jungle, and 80’s jams, amongst other genres. To make his residency even more special, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs had some surprises like the debut of his unreleased and untitled house track, which happened during his September 11th episode. In addition to Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, the shows featured guests like Artwork, Justin Martin, Dave Okumu from The Invisible, and the Deep Throat Choir to round it all out. If you haven’t already, enjoy all of the shows below, and see Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs play DJ sets at III Points in Miami, CRSSD in San Diego, and Rhonda in SF this month.
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Aside from some scattered tour dates and his Boys Noize collab, it’s been a while since we’ve heard from the UK’s Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, but this has all changed very recently. On the first Friday of this month, the live act and producer/DJ launched his Rinse FM residency with Artwork as the guest, and just last week Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs delivered his second show of the run featuring Justin Martin on guest duties. On that most recent show he ran through a very eclectic blend of music, including The Mekanism’s “Acid Love,” Bjarki’s “I Wanna Go Bang,” some drum ‘n’ bass, funky jams, and more. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs also surprisingly debuted a brand new song, but he didn’t mention the name, so all we can do now is enjoy and speculate. Enjoy the show below and watch out for the song debut at the 1:36:00 mark.
Tune into Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ next Rinse FM shows each Friday for the rest of September here.
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Los Angeles stand up! The crown price of Dirtybird, Justin Martin, will be in town this weekend. To be more specific, this Saturday the 25th at Exchange. He’ll be alongside labelmate Ardalan, so you know the function will be moving. Grab tickets here, read more and grab a free download of his “Function VIP” after the jump!
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The entire Dirtybird crew has had one hell of a year, but no one broke out as far as Justin Jay. This part-time USC student, part time bass slinging globetrotter claims the youngest spot on the San Francisco-based label’s roster. Shoulder to shoulder with big guns like Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Gorgon City, and more, Justin Jay has proven himself to be a force in bass music. Today, we all get a taste of his forthcoming 3-track Momentum EP that includes a collaboration with Kill Frenzy. The first single is a light, upbeat track called “You Give My Butterflies.” A painfully charming melody suited for the 100 acre woods bounces off of a skillfully crafted bass and synth arrangement. The track comes as a beautiful retort, following some more dark and gritty releases from Justin Jay. The Momentum EP is due out on Monday, March 16th via Catz’ ‘N Dogz‘ Pets Recordings.
“As I’m finishing up an incredible last year of college, and getting to do all of these amazing things in music, it’s felt natural making happy, lighthearted songs that really capture my mood these days. I’ve spent a large part of the last year exploring darker sounds and textures. I definitely want to continue experimenting in that direction, but I wouldn’t want to neglect my goofy, cheerful side either. “You Give Me Butterflies” is a carefree day at the beach, spent with your friends, acting like 8 year-olds.” – Justin Jay
Los Angeles is home to several world-class producers that are on the rise, but there are few that are shaping the sound of tomorrow with as much style and authenticity as Lonely Boy. Heralded as a “Funk conductor, eclectic savant, and master of good vibes,” this Desert Hearts & RollingTuff-affiliated house music maestro has quickly become a local favorite, while also seeing support for his cutting-edge productions from underground luminaries like Lee Burridge. For his guest mix, Lonely Boy brings us his set from a recent performance at Studio 5 After Hours, so it’s a perfect example of what he can do behind the decks in a live setting. Featuring Adana Twins, Justin Martin, Groove Armada, Pete Oak, Tanner Ross, one of Lonely Boy’s own forthcoming jams, “Don’t You Think” (Out on Desert Hearts Records 1/27/15) and more, this mix is a must-listen for those down with the deeper side of house music.
If you’re at all aware of the Dirtybird crew (you should be), you’re more than likely aware of the various Dirtybird BBQ events they have been throwing over the past months. These shows have done wonders in combining the friendly atmosphere and bouncing bass the label has become so known for. Brooklyn, Detroit, Toronto, San Francisco, and now Los Angeles for HARD Day Of The Dead where they will be taking over an entire stage. Full preview after the jump!
Ahead of his anticipated set this Friday for the Los Angeles stop of the APEX North American Tour, dirtybird booty-mover and outspoken pizza enthusiast, Justin Martin, will be answering your questions on Reddit for a special edition AMA. He will be fielding your questions for an hour on Friday afternoon, beginning at 4:30PM Pacific Time and running until 5:30PM, so get inquisitive and start putting your questions together! The AMA will take place here on Reddit.
If you’re in LA this weekend and you haven’t already, make sure to pick up tickets to APEX which will host an ALL STAR cast of talent including Tale of Us, Joy Orbison, Danny Daze, Droog, Split Secs, and of course Justin Martin.
Justin Martin invades Exchange LA this Saturday for the second round of his residency and this time he brings the UK dirtybird Eats Everything with him for a special 8 hour b2b set! To get you ready for the long haul, we caught up with Eats about WMC and playing with Justin. We also got an exclusive ‘Reebeef’ of his for free download, so read what he had to say and grab the tune below!
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