Earlier this week, Dirtybird Records aficionado, Justin Martin, was featured on Fabric London’s astute mix series. The seamless mix is everything you would expect from Martin, deep, emotional beats, and intricate yet flawless transitions. With a track list featuring John Talabot, Disclosure, Doctor Dru, Pachanga Boys, and Maceo Plex, Martin’s mix takes me back to the infamous Woogie Stage at LIB, where I had the pleasure to see him and Jessica Phillippe, (the artist formally known as J-Phlip), play mesmerizing back-to-back sets. This is not a mix to sleep on. ✓+
Tracklist + Mix after the jump!
One glance at the tracklist below and you’ll realize that this mixtape has a different kind of dirty dancing to offer up. It’s a mix full of seductive Summer sounds that will accompany you during those times when a bad decision is the right decision. It’s Summertime mystery + sunshine bliss…laid back, sexed up vibes wrapped up + ready to be the soundtrack to your sleazy Summer.
Ellie Goulding – High For This [Weeknd Cover]
Jai Paul – Jasmine
Vanilla – Still Love U
Kindness – House [Them Jeans Remix]
The KDMS – Your Love is Right
Beach House – Lazuli
Goldroom – Fifteen [Freak You Remix]
Touch Tone – Home Away From Home [Benedikt Hammer Remix]
Justin Martin – Don’t Go
Slow Magic & Beat Culture – Once
Paradis – Je m’ennuie
Van She – Jamaica
Chromatics – Back From The Grave
M83 – Reunion [Naked & Famous Remix]
The great music in the month of May has led me to the decision of throwing together a chart of my top 10 tracks for your listening pleasure. Variety and quality were of the highest importance while I was making my selections, so grab your headphones or plug into your speakers, you’ll be dancing round the room in no time. Enjoy the chart after the jump!
Our good friend, O-BE 1, just sent over an amazing mix this morning that will really get your hump day going. Featuring tracks from Justin Martin, Light Year, Wildkats, Carl Craig, and more, all 71 minutes of Thumps In The Night are tasteful and mixed well, going from groover to groover. Definitely a must grab before the weekend folks!
Tracklist after the jump! Continue Reading
In just nine days from now, thousands will embark on a journey to a place unlike any other, The Do LaB‘s Lightning in a Bottle. The excellent music, beautiful art, spiritually cleansing yoga, and educational speakers are all to be enjoyed to the fullest at one of my favorite festivals that takes place at the beautiful Oak Canyon Ranch. After attending last year’s LIB, it’s difficult to put to words what my incredible experience was like, but I can assure you that you will be more than happy to have been a part of something much different than your typical music festival. With a well-rounded, eclectic lineup including the legendary Bassnectar, and dozens of other big names/underground acts, I can already tell it’s going to be too much fun going from set to set. Grab your tickets with the link below, check out a video/pictures from last year, and the LIB 2012 mixtape contest winner after the jump!
The Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle 2012 Tickets/Info
Our buddy Steve Slingeneyer, or One Man Party and the drummer of Soulwax, has a seriously admirable taste in music. Besides being the percussive force behind one of the greatest dance music acts of all time, Steve also enjoys a bit of DJing as well, much like his band mates the Dewaele brothers of 2ManyDJs fame. Driven by this love of DJing, One Man Party has just released a brand new mixtape featuring an unbelievably cultivated tracklist featuring Justin Martin, DJ Pierre, Justice, a few tracks from OMP himself, and everything in between. Download it for free and check out the exquisite tracklist below. √+ Continue Reading
WOW! This might be one of our coolest giveaways to date. In celebration of the dirtybird takeover at CONTROL at the Avalon Hollywood tomorrow night, as well as the very highly anticipated forthcoming album from Justin Martin, Ghettos & Gardens, the fine folks at dirtybird have put together an exclusive package of goodies for us to give away to one very lucky GDD™ reader.
Included in the prize pack:
- Justin Martin signed Ghettos & Gardens album poster
- Special Edition dirtybird shades courtesy of Stunner of the Month
- Ghettos & Gardens sticker pack
- Ghettos & Gardens 40oz Coaster
- ‘Like’ Justin Martin’s Facebook Page
- Comment on his wall with whether you like his ‘Ghetto’ or ‘Garden’ side and why
- @Tag Gotta Dance Dirty and two of your friends in your comment
- Winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 8th
Remember to send names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to get on our discount guestlist for tomorrow night’s show at the Avalon!
Without a doubt, dirtybird is one of the top labels in dance music. Their unique sound has infiltrated all corners of the globe, and the amalgam of Ghetto Tech, Tech House, and Bass has gained the attention of music lovers everywhere, and this Friday, CONTROL at the Avalon in Hollywood will host a label showcase featuring Justin Martin, Claude VonStroke, Worthy, and the young gun, Justin Jay. Expect good tunes and bring out your groovy dance moves — this one is going to be good.
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.
Pricing info and tunes from Justin Martin’s upcoming album after the jump! Continue Reading
The highly anticipated debut album has been a long time coming for San Francisco native and dirtybird oligarch, Justin Martin, and tomorrow, we’ll receive our first hit from the masterpiece that is Ghettos & Gardens. The first single and title track, ‘Ghettos & Gardens,’ is the perfect touchstone for the vibe of the album, as it truly depicts Justin’s flowery, soft side juxtaposed with his hard-in-the-yard, ghetto-Tech style. Have a listen to the preview below and make sure to head over to Beatport tomorrow to pick it up! √+ Continue Reading
Photo by: Alexander Jacob
Good morning! We apologize for the lack of the usual update on Monday that was due to our server being down. Today’s news includes a wealth of information on Avicii, I Love This City Festival (SF/SD), Lightning in a Bottle, The Music Box, Keys N Krates, Justin Martin, Mary Anne Hobbs, Sympho Nympho, SBTRKT, Body Language Vol. 11, & Ibiza 123 Rocktronic. Please read on after the jump.