Of the dance music coming out of Eastern Europe and Russia these days, it’s safe to say that Swanky Tunes have been at the top of the list in the past year or so, with their pumping Electro House tunes seeing releases on Spinnin’, Size, Mixmash, and many more. They’ll be co-headlining this Friday night at CONTROL with our pal LA Riots, who hasn’t played the Avalon for many moons. Supporting the two headliners will be NYC’s Disco Fries and locals Sam Hiller and Mossberg Pump.
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 530PM on Friday.
Our pal, Hot Mouth, formerly known as Jon Pegnato of LA Riots, has been on quite a tear since he has dived full on back into his solo project that he started in 2008. After receiving loads of success alongside Daniel in LA Riots, he felt the need to come back to Hot Mouth — creating funky, techy, fun Electro House for the masses. On that note, Jon’s most recent studio time has been dedicated to remixing the latest release from Sebastien Drums on Stealth Records. He adds a bit of fun Electro flair to the Housey original, making it dancefloor-ready for any club night or house party.
It wasn’t long ago when Jon Pegnato made up half of LA Riots, but now, he has embarked on a solo mission under the Hot Mouth moniker, bringing Electro and House to the masses. In the past couple of months, Hot Mouth has been busy. Besides signing with Liaison Artists and playing at the Palms in Vegas every week, he’s been working on collaborations with Felix Cartal, Nom De Strip, TJR, and more, as well as putting together a monthly mix series for our lucky ears here at GDD™. Now, it is time for Hot Mouth to make his VS debut at The Central in Santa Monica, and we couldn’t be more excited. Support on the night will come from SF’s Realboy, Gojira, and Check&Mate.
If you didn’t make it out to our 1 Year Anniversary event last week, have a look at this recap video to check out the wild night we had. Special guest sets from LA Riots, Congorock, and Clockwork, as well as a few cameos you might recognize in there.
Never fear Bay-area dirty dancers, Dim Mak has expanded to the streets of San Francisco with Obey The Kitty, a new Wednesday night event @ VESSEL. To kick off the Halloween week, Dim Mak is proud to present LA RIOTS to the decks, along with our very own BONES. This event will sell out so jump on getting your tickets now, and make sure to get there early!
LA – Tomorrow night, Control Fridays brings you another great night with powerhouse acts LA RIOTS and STARKILLERS and supporting sets by Rifat Ziadeh and Spiggy. If your a seasoned attendee, you’ll know that Control has been getting insanely packed outside very quickly so EARLY ARRIVAL IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED.
RSVP to: Jonah@GottaDanceDirty.com
Discount pricing: $10 before 10PM
$15 before 11PM
Set Times: 930 – 1130 Rifat Ziadeh 1130 – 130 LA Riots 130 – 3 Starkillers 3 – cl Spiggy
They’re back! It seems that it would have been more fitting to have LA Riots play last week, as thousands of unsatisfied kids were shuffled out of the Avalon due to the fire marshall shutting it down, causing riot police and a ghetto bird to join the Friday night party. But fear not dirty dancers, the problem of last week has been fixed and the party will go all night long this Friday with Chris Lake and Blu Jemz joining Daniel and Jon on the main stage. For those that bought tickets last week, the people of the Avalon have issued this statement…
Legendary DJ and prominent party-starter Donald Glaude will be making some noise at CONTROL this Friday at the Avalon in Hollywood. I actually saw Donald’s set at Playhouse earlier this summer with LA Riots, and let me tell you it was a loud one. I’d never heard a DJ use one before, but DG brought a truck horn along with him that shook the shit out of that club. I’m curious if he’ll have that in his arsenal on Friday. Supporting Donald’s headlining spot will be Trouble & Bass goth man Deathface, along with GDD™ buddy Rifat Ziadeh, Daniel L’Amour, and Steve Prior. Good times for all!
Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount ticket guestlist for the evening. Pricing will be as follows:
Hope you kids are recovered from another weekend of summer mayhem. This week’s been a pretty nutty seven days for electronic music, so I figured I’d kick off with a few heaters for y’all – try saying that with a British accent while trying to keep a straight face…
First up, GDD faves Dada Life have gone and produced a wicked new remix of Tim Berg, the man who also goes by the name of Avicii. Fuelled by champagne and bananas, the Swedish duo have given the original track a massive kick up the ass with distorted vox and heavy synthlines. Chin chin:
Signed with both Fool’s Gold and Modular, Bag Raiders seem to be doing rather well for themselves at the moment. Their Big Fun EP is still getting a grip of airplay and their debut album is set to hit the shelves on October 1. Until then, let the new Harvard Bass remix of ‘Way Back Home’ tide you over. Massive fan of this track; to case the original, head over to aRod’s post from a few weeks back – easy link.
I’ve been keeping an eye on Human Life who’ve been putting out some real tuneage lately. The LA based indie-disco trio will be playing at Pacific Fest in Costa Mesa on September 4th alongside Alan Braxe, Steve Aoki, and GDD’s own Dr. Schlongo & ///Bones among others, so head down to the OC and party with us on Labor Day weekend – We’ll hook you up with more info on that later. Back to Human Life though, they’ve got an EP set to drop at the beginning of November featuring remixes from Grum, Mintel Rose and Boston duo Nightriders. They’re currently giving away the B-side ‘Italo Crimewave’ for free via their soundcloud:
Last and by no means least, Mowgli‘s just unleashed a solid seven minute fidget rendition of LA Riots ‘Bombah’. Again, a huge fan of this track; if you dig it, head on over to Beatport to show Mowgli and LA Riots some love and support by buying the track in full 320 -Beatport link
• LA Riots – Bombah (Mowgli Remix) [removed by request]
I can be extremely greedy at times. I don’t really like sharing, and as a youngster, I was often caught with my hand in the cookie jar. Luckily for you, the Miami heat must be altering my brain chemistry to get on some Mother Theresa tip for you to feast on another GDD EXCLUSIVE. So, dubstep. Even moms are listening to it, so its no surprise that some of the biggest known house players like Laidback Luke were caught getting wobbly at EDC. There were a lot of chefs in the kitchen when it came time to produce ‘Warrior’, most notably is LA badman 12th Planet, which probably explains the huge crossover ability for this track. Anjulie provides the catchy female vox over enough low-end to keep it interesting, but not too much modulation to be feared. Most shocking though is the LA Riots remix, which features a dub breakdown halfway through the song that is quite a far departure from their ‘switchblade‘ days *miss u 2k7. Hate it or love it, dubstep is here to stay (at least till the end of summer, then we’ll find some other genre to bastardize).