The emerging bass music producer, Druid Cloak, and I are proud to present you with the 117th edition of The Dirt. Together we bring a varied offering of current favorites ranging from experimental to deep house, and everything in between. Enjoy our selections and be sure to grab my free downloads zipped up for your convenience.
Big thank you to Druid Cloak for providing his picks with commentary!
• Screen collapses at Ultra Music Festival, two workers seriously injured
• Twitter to launch music streaming service, Twitter Music
• Fever: It Was Beautiful. At Least In The Beginning…Before Things Got Out Of Hand
• James Blake goes goth on “And Holy Ghost”
• Jeff Mills collaborates with astronaut on Where Light Ends
• Kingdom Preps New EP for Fade to Mind
Kuduro has been around for ages, but it’s been the resurgence of the sound by Portugal’s Buraka Som Sistema that has really made the genre globally recognized in the dance music community. J-WOW of Buraka Som Sistema was delegated as the selector for the most recent Hard Ass Compilation on Enchufada Records, calling on producers from across the globe to take a crack at the percussive sound including Bok Bok, Kingdom, Douster, and many more. Download Bok Bok’s contribution to the compilation and stream the entire release below. The compilation is available now on Beatport.
LDN This Friday Deadly People are combining forces with Abracada to start their forthcoming tour off on the right foot. Taking place at London’s brand new XOYO venue, they’ve got a killer lineup in store: The Krays aka Brodinski & Yuksek, will be unleashing their acid house grooves in a rare live appearance, alongside sets from The Aikiu, Villa, Mikix The Cat, Pilooski, The Magician (Stephen from Aeroplane), and special guests Renaissance Man.
I was just thinking the other week, “I really hope that we can get another massive dubstep night going at CONTROL soon,” and fortunately my wish was granted as the don of LA dubstep, 12th Planet, will be headlining this Friday alongside a DJ set by NASA and a rare West Coast performance by Brooklyn producer Kingdom, who has just released a new EP on Night Slugs titled That Mystic. All you bassheads better be in attendance.
Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount ticket guest list for the night. Have all emails in by 8pm on Friday evening. Pricing will be as follows:
-21+: $10 before 12am
-18+: $15 before 12am
We’ll also be having the GDD™ House Party room going on again every week now, so come on in and introduce yourself we’d love to meet you dirty dancers! The room is located conveniently in between the front-right of the main stage and the smoking patio.
• Kingdom – That Mystic (link removed by request)
***PS – Next week will be Wolfgang Gartner + Harvard Bass + Skrillex + Valerna + ///BONES! Get pumped.