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Insomniac and Go Ventures did it again!

Together As One boasted a festival to remember, and it certainly was. The massive event went off without a hitch and each artist delivered a set that was unique, massive, and memorable. Whether you witnessed the giant banana that was passed around when Dada Life Unleashed The Fucking Dada, Laidback Luke‘s 2011 countdown or Rusko smashing the Bassrush Arena, this year’s TAO couldn’t have been more epic.

This year I wanted to get the full TAO experience, so I decided to skip the VIP treatment and throw myself into the sea of people to gain a true perspective of this massive event.

So, this is how my night panned out at Together As One 2011…

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Since the fuzz wouldn’t let us Angelenos unleash the fucking Dada in the flesh, Olle and Stefan were kind enough to take the leash off via the interweb. Coming at you with their usual barrage of bleeps, blips, blurps, bops and whomps I’m not totally sure if this mix is meant to help heal or pour salt in the collective wounds of everyone who attempted to see them at the Avalon in Hollywood last Friday. If you didn’t get to join in on the riotous festivities in Hollywood the boys say they’ve “put together this musical concoction for you to start your own riot!” … So grab your ski masks, molotov cocktails, and rowdy attitudes, and go pump up the volume!
Tracklist and some other surprises after the jump

Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to attend DJMag‘s Top 100 DJs award ceremony at London’s highly acclaimed Ministry of Sound. I’ve never seen a club so rammed, as thousands flooded the streets, in line to catch sets from some of the world’s top acts. Afrojack opened up the second room, with a pretty tight two hour dutch house set, but the vast majority were there to find out who’d be crowned the world’s number 1 DJ. Armin Van Buuren received the award for the fourth time in consecutive years, as several hundred in the club appeared to groan at the lack of change.

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For the past month or so, my obsession with big room and tech house has grown into an insatiable and undying need for more booming tracks. In come house masterminds Gregor Salto and Hardwell. These two very talented artists from Holland have been making some huge splashes in the EDM pond this year. Gregor Salto has pumped out three separate releases on three different labels (including one on his own label G-Rex) just since the end of June; the most notable being his collaboration with Afrojack titled ‘I’ll Be There.’ His tech influence mixed with Latin flavor is brilliant and unlike anything I’ve ever heard. Hardwell has shown that age does not equate with talent as he has already co-produced tracks with the likes of Chuckie as well as produced commissioned remixes for Laidback Luke, Steve Angello, and Sharam; all at and before the age of 21! Needless to say, I’m sure the rest of 2010 will prove to be a huge year for these Dutch producers, and if they keep up their creative and groundbreaking ideas, 2011 won’t be so bad either.

I’ve carefully selected a few goodies for you guys that I have been pumping in the GDD™ Penthouse all day. All are 320 and definitely √+
BONUS!
I had Sneevs put this in The Dirt a few weeks ago, but I had to put it up here again in case any of you missed it. One of my favorite tracks of the summer by far.

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Wish I were in Miami this Independence Day weekend to see Laidback Luke and our very own Miami ladykiller Troy Kurtz! (performing as TKO). Save money for sparklers by getting discounts by using the promo code OVERTHROW when purchasing tickets here. In the meantime, check out Laidback Luke’s collaboration with Gina Turner and TKO’s entry for John Roman’s “Ready For This” remix contest, which forgoes trendy car alarms in favor of classic bouncy disco house.


John Roman – Ready For This (TKO Remix)
Hey John, call off the contest; I found your winner right here.


• Nouveau Yorican – Boriqua

¡BONUS STAGE!

My apologies to anyone who missed Felix Cartal’s set in Santa Cruz or at EDC this weekend, because it was the best I’ve seen all year. Before you rush to the comments page to tell me how dead wrong I am, check out his new remix of Green Velvet that’s available for streaming on his soundcloud.


• Green Velvet – Harmageddon (Felix Cartal Remix)

Wonderkid and Miami resident SonicC will be joining myself and Damaged Goods this Saturday along with the Overthrow badboys at Whiteroom for your usual dollop of misbehaving and degeneracy. Pre-sale tickets are $10. For reduced admission at the door, say the magic word ‘overthrow’ to save you some shekels. And since I’m feeling frisky, the first two people to email troy@theoverthrow.com will pay nothing because your precious first and last name will be on my list. One last thing, I’ll be bringing a bundle of GDD stickers for you to slap all over dade county, so come get some. *tix have been won*

Laidback Luke – My G.O.D. (SonicC Remix)<--- stuck in a rave

†bonus bass†
Jeuce – Flavour (Southbound Hangers Remix) <--- grimy dubstep destroyer

The electronic music gods have answered our prayers. The famous ‘Radio 1 Essential Mix’ has graced our ears this week with its first ever date with the wobble bad boys, Jack Beats. The 2 hour set features some of the best new music that Beni G and Neil are dropping these days, as well as their signature original tracks that if you know from seeing them live or hearing their mixes at all, are at an unreal sound quality and might as well be a wav file thats jack hammer fucking your ear. Sound weird? Then you better be getting weird to this one kids. Jack Beats covers every genre that encompasses their tyrannical signature sound, dropping everything from dreamy pianos to the nastiest dubstep beats you’ve ever witnessed. Well worth the big download and theres some fresh new tracks within the tracklisting you can get as well, so grab those treats too. Wobble Wobble Woop Woop!
1. Dead Can Dance – Dawn Of The Iconclast (Jack Beats Intro Edit)
2. Passion Pit – Little Secrets (Jack Beats Remix)
3. Lee Mortimer & Laidback Luke – Blau! (LA Riots Remix)
4. Jack Beats – Labyrinth
5. Pase Rock – Nights (Nadastrom Remix)
6.
L-Vis 1990 – United Groove (MJ Cole Remix) √+
7. D1 – Pitcher (128 Mix)
8. Kissy Sell Out – This Kiss (Jack Beats Remix)
9. Black Box – Ride On Time (Zombie Disco Squad Remix – Jack Beats Edit)
10. Sound of Stereo – Button (Beataucue Remix)
11. Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Epic Last Song (Jack Beats Remix)
12. Foamo – Jookie
13. Tiga – What You Need (A-Trak Remix)
14. Zombie Nation – Seas of Grease (Harvard Bass Remix)
15. Diplo & Blaqstarr – Get Off (Jack Beats Remix)
16. Noob & Brodinski – Peanuts Club (BeatauCue Remix)
17. M.A.N.D.Y & Booka Shade – Donut (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
18. Mvsvem – French Jeans (Style Of Eye Remix)
19. Boys Noize & Erol Alkan – Waves (Chilli Gonzales remix)
20. The Black Ghosts — I Want Nothin’ (Jack Beats Remix Accapella)
21. Felix Da Housecat – Kickdrum
22. SonicC – Unicorns On Acid
23. La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
24. Jack Beats & MC Dynamite – What (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
25. Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars (Siriusmo Remix)
26. Claude VonStroke – Vocal Chords
27. Popof – Serenity w/ Fingers Inc – My House Acapella (Jack Had a Groove)
28. Breakage – Justified ft. Erin
29. 16-Bit – Jump
30. Joker – Tron
31. Calvin Harris – You Used To Hold Me (Nero Remix)
32. Subscape – Hardcore Members
33. Doctor P – Sweet Shop
34. Benga – Little Bits
35. Donaeo – Riot Music (Skreamix)
36. Jack Beats – U.F.O (K-Hole Bass Riddim)
37. Lady Sovereign – Got You Dancing (Jack Beats Remix)
38. Unknown Artist – BG (Crookers DJ Tool Mix)
39. Florence + The Machine – Drumming Song (Jack Beats Remix)
40. AC Slater – Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix)
41. DJ Zinc – Gimme A Camera ft. Angela Hunter
42.
Hockey – Song Away (Jack Beats ‘Anger Management’ Unreleased Dub)
43. DJ Zinc – Super Sharp Shooter (Jack Beats Remix)
44. The Count & Sinden – Panther
45. TC – Deep (Jack Beats ‘2008 Unreleased’ Remix)
46. L-Vis 1990 – The Bird
47. Project Bassline – Drop The Pressure (Jack Beats Remix)
48.
Diplo & Laidback Luke vs. Proxy – Hey vs. Raven (Will Bailey Bootleg)
49. Faithless – Never Going Home (Herve Remix)
50. Fake Blood – Mars (Jack Beats Remix)
51. Jack Beats – Get Down VIP
Jack Beats are set for a huge world tour this entire year, check their myspace for dates in your hood! For all us North Americans, here’s what you can plan for, strongly suggest getting into one of these:

Mar 11 2010 12:00A
Starlite Room W/Fake Blood, Boy 8 Bit & AC Slater Edmonton
Mar 12 2010 12:00A
Celebrities W/AC Slater Vancouver
Mar 13 2010 12:00A
HARD 13 W/Fake Blood & Boy 8 Bit L.A
Mar 15 2010 12:00A
The Social Toronto
Mar 17 2010 12:00A
Gothic Theatre W/Craze & 12th Planet Denver
Mar 18 2010 8:00P
Voyeur San Diego
Mar 19 2010 12:00A
The Vault El Paso
Mar 20 2010 12:00A
SXSW AM Only Showcase @ Beauty Bar Austin
Mar 20 2010 12:00A
SXSW Mad Decent & Iheartcomix Party W/Diplo etc Austin
Mar 24 2010 12:00A
WMC – Bang! Bang! @ White Room W/Craze, Shy Fx and loads more Miami
Mar 25 2010 12:00A
WMC – HARD @ Fountainbleu – massive line up!!!! Miami
Mar 26 2010 12:00A
WMC – AM Only Showcase @ Karu & Y Miami
Mar 26 2010 12:00P
WMC- Annie Mac Presents @ The White Room W/Annie, Mehdi and more… Miami
Mar 26 2010 12:00P
WMC MixMag @ ParkWest Miami


Jun 25 2010 8:00P
ELECTRONIC DAISY CARNIVAL! LA

///BONES

Hate on twitter all you want, but it’s a goldmine for finding out about new tracks from your favorite producers. In this case, Calvin Harris spilled the beans on the existence of this Laidback Luke remix of Dizzee Rascal’s “Holiday” and our friends at TechnoColorKids showed me the way there. Thanks guys.

Hope you like 2009 ravehall, the new Calvin Harris, and Mega Man!

(all pictures taken with my lil cam)

Aside from being a slacking blogger I still love to share the best. To to share a bite size of what my saturday night was like at the 2009 nocturnal festival, taking place in beautiful (ahem) San Bernadino, California. (It actually was great weather) With media/photo passes to myself, GDD took Nocturnal by one man storm. After the 2 hour wait on the 10/215 freeway change (and the retardation of parking at raves) I got the privilege of taking great photos onstage, and I had time to ask a couple questions to a few familiar names:
Me: What do you like most about playing in California?
RUSKO: Everything, thats why I moved out here!
Me: What? Really? You moved here?
RUSKO: Haha, Yeah man, everything for this music is in LA.
Me: You were absolutely brutal man, LA loves you – you killed it!
RUSKO: Haha thanks man, I’m a Cali-resident now, you know that!

and Dave Taylor….
Me: Do you think there is a decline of dubstep in the UK with all the thriving genres of electronic music there? Do you think maybe thats why the dubstep scene has become so popular in the states?
Switch: (Laughs) …What do you think?
Me: I think no one can stop the dubstep.
Switch: (Laughs) Well there you have it man, grab yourself a drink. (motions towards his bucket of alcoholic treasures)
Me: Is it true afrojack is suing diplo for stealing the ‘pon de floor’ riddim and giving him no credit?
Switch: I’ve actually heard about that yeah… (laughs)

Heres your dose cadets:
Murdering the dub stage at 1 in the morning, Rusko brought the bass pain we know and love, and He was a really cool guy to talk with. This jam is that pure filth.
This is a Switch mash up from his essential mix, cutting up Jayou’s ‘Crack Hands’ and Major Lazer’s ‘Keep it goin louder,’ Then dropping into the dubby King Jammy’s ‘Judgement Day.’ He was hilarious to meet and stuff like this makes him above the curve.
Laidback Luke was the best performance by far, owning the crowd by clashing his rave anthem house tracks with fresh new electro jams we all know and love. Here was the kicker though, in all its California Massive glory.
The hypnotizing of Dirty South brought the crowd into that 2am-4am trance that he loves to finish the rave tents off with, leaving you in a satisfiable coma when you hear him close with this song.

///BONES