“The last time I recorded a drum & bass set it was on a cassette tape over 10 years ago. In 2012 i was finally able to return to my original love, dive into my old vinyl, and play some jungle: b2b with Eats Everything at Bestival, b2b with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs at Secret Garden Party, and as a guest of Bachelors of Science at their monthly at Monarch in SF. For those of you who were not able to catch one of these rare pilgrimages back to my roots, I have recorded a special set just for you featuring a handful of my all time favorite records. Happy new year and I hope you enjoy!” - justin martin
“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.
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.
$15 before 10PM
$20 before 11PM Continue Reading
YES. It’s here. The first volume of remixes for Justin Martin‘s unbelievable debut album, Ghettos & Gardens, has arrived. 6 tracks make up this first installment, with dirtybird family members Ardalan, French Fries, and Catz N Dogz trying their hand at 3 singles while Danny Daze, Dusky, and Bachelors of Science take the reins for another 3. With only 2+ months left in 2012, I can still safely say that Ghettos & Gardens is my pick for album of the year, and a whole new batch of remixes from this caliber of talent makes me so damned delighted. Pick up Volume 1 on Beatport October 3rd. √+
Round two of Science Sundays is already upon us and what better chemical to bring into the mix than the first one I put in my body this morning? Don’t get any of the wrong ideas guys… just caffeine. There are few things I delight in more (slash find absolutely necessary to have in my life every day) than a joyous cup of coffee, and that in large part is due to its caffeine content. Caffeine, for all you terminology nerds, is a xanthine alkaloid that acts as a acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. OK, so that basically means it’s a stimulant. It perks you up, helps keep you clear and focused, and if you’re anything like me after three cappuccinos, can make you jittery and energetic.
So there we have it. Below are a few songs I enjoy, ones that I find help me wake up in the morning, put my head in a nice and clear space, keep me tapping my feet in my desk chair, and ward off any yawns or feelings of exhaustion of the moment. So if you’re feeling a little groggy on Monday morning, or start slowing down at work in the afternoon, fill up your favorite mug and press play. I promise you’ll be right as rain in no time.
Good morning! Today’s stories include Fatboy Slim at the Olympics, the Diplo and Friends Dirtybird Takeover, and Skrillex and Boys Noize’s Dog Blood Middle Finger EP. Please read on after the jump.
HARD Summer at the LA State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles is right around the corner, and with 2 days, 4 stages and one of the biggest, most diverse lineups HARD has ever put together, it’s safe to say that this year’s festival may be the best HARD production (on land) to date.
Set times have just been released this morning via the HARD Summer Website, so make sure to head over there to get your nights scheduled. Some tough acts are going head to head, but with the landscape of the festival grounds providing for easier movement about the festival, I think we’ll all be able to catch a bit of everything we need to.
Have a look at my personal Top 5 Picks of each day as well as 4 installments of the Hard Summer Mixtape series after the jump! Continue Reading
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!