The day has finally come! Flying Lotus‘ second full-length album, Until the Quiet Comes has finally dropped and it has already exceeded my extremely high expectations set by Cosmogramma. The Los Angeles native, known for his genre-bending compositions, has outdone even himself this time; fusing a mixture of hip-hop, jazz, funk, blues, dubstep and psychedelia together to produce an unique cosmic sound. Until the Quiet Comes is a journey. A journey through a psychedelic soundscape that slowly builds on itself with the addition of every new sound and then jerks you back into reality, only to slowly bring you back, note by note. The album offers no dull moments as it continuously stimulates its listener with Flying Lotus’ unparalleled compositions, stunning even the most scrutinizing of ears. Until the Quiet Comes is a real gem; from the dirty low end of Sultan’s Request, the breath-taking change up of The Nightcaller, or the pure and jazzy melodic vibrations of Until the Quite Comes, this album is gorgeous. Until the Quiet Comes may just be my album of the year; I cannot recommend it enough.
Grab what may be this year’s best album after the jump!
Pretty Lights is coming to town this Saturday along with quite the crew. If you’re looking to go to this epic night to be, we’re giving you the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets that we have to give out! See how to enter after the jump.
I made my way through Downtown LA’ s Chinatown and into what appeared to be my own personal, dusty, hipster hell– only to be delighted by a gentle and bemustachioed crowd, Goldenvoice’s usual top notch accommodations, and surprisingly chest-ratting bass. I ate well, drank well, caught M83, James Blake and Simian Mobile Disco and made it home happy.
Dark & Stormy is back with a sneak peek of his upcoming EP that will bring you a brand new original as well as two stellar remixes from GMGN and Pete Rios. Tell Me is a deep masterpiece that combines catchy vocals, intricate percussion, a groovy bass line and a well-synthesized lead. Keep your eyes peeled folks!
LA brethren, this weekend Dark & Stormy is taking over Los Angeles for three days. Make sure to mark these dates down on your calendars!
The dust (and the wind) may be settling in Las Vegas, but a storm is brewing this week in Los Angeles headed for the Avalon. This Friday, the legendary techno maestro Zombie Nation will be making his debut at CONTROL, alongside heavy hitters Will Bailey and Revolvr. Supporting this ruckus will be Joaquin and our very own resident Bones. Whether you were in the desert or not last weekend, this is gonna be one for the books and not to be missed. This event will reach capacity early, so please RSVP below and arrive before 11pm to guarantee entry!
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5PM on Friday.
Charles I has been creating a massive amount of buzz in the Los Angeles Electro scene recently and with tracks like Rule The Dancefloor it’s easy to see why. Charles I is a breath of fresh air in the Los Angeles music scene and continues turn out impressive singles and remixes, which is why I was very excited when Charles I was kind enough to send over his newest single, Rule the Dancefloor, his latest remix of Grimes‘ huge track, Vanessa, as well as a link to his brand new mix for all you loyal GDD™ readers!
Check out the two exclusive tracks as well as Charles I’s newest mix after the jump!
Two stellar mixes for you on this brisk November evening, representing a pair of the best weekly events in southern California: OC-based La Cave + Scott’s resident Kedd Cook and LA-based Honey Lounge resident AHH-G square up with their most recent mixtapes, and neither disappoint. Make sure to have a fair listen to both jams and don’t miss these cats at their respected headquarters. Groove with it.
TRACK LISTING: Alain Ho – Into A Deep (Hott Toddy Remix) Cocolores – Tip Top Bob Boy 8-Bit – Yard Birds (The Finger Prince Remix) Phil Kieran, Green Velvet – Michael Jackson (Mic Jack In Version) Groove Armada – The Pleasure Victim Christophe – The Force (Julio Bashmore Piano Mix) Don’t Go – Original Mix – Max Chapman Maceo Plex – Stop Your Hate Inxec, Leks – Deee Groove Nil By Mouth – Capitulum (Burnski Remix) Domsko – Hard Yards Feat. Astral T Bubba – Dance With Me Bubba – We Need A Break ft. Drank Synatra Shdwplay – Time Drip MANIK – Ruckus 8OH8 XXXY – Kerpow Agoria, Carl Craig – Speechless (Carl Craig Remix) MANIK – Keep That Fresh
TRACK LISTING: Street Tooms – Orchard Teki Latex – Zodiac Groove Theory – Tell Me (George FitzGerald Remix) Waifs and Strays – Yeah Yeah Timbre – Kotb Old Soul – Your Body Star Traxx & Riva Starr – More (KINK Remix) Blawan – Getting Me Down Astronomar – AYIIFT Pearson Sound – Let Me See What U Workin With (Refix) Jim-E Stack – Lemme Cedaa – Palomino Dubbel Dutch- B Leave LOL Boys – Cloudy (Marcus Price Remix) Brenmar – So High Warrior One – Bullring Riddim (Chaos In The CBD Remix)
What’s good dirty dancers?! This Thursday in Santa Monica our friends from London label Metamimetic will be gracing the decks at our weekly Versus party. Showcasing fresh talent from their roster, the guys at Metamimetic have invited along dynamic LA house producer Urulu to headline the show, the lineup for which reads like this:
Bloc Party’s front man Kele is making big noise with his solo project, releasing monster tunes that sound almost like an indie rock, bass heavy version of luciano. For all of us North Americans, Kele starts his tour on this side of the pond in September, so be sure to check out the dates below near where you stay at:
Sep 2 – 930 Club – Washington, DC Sep 3 – The Mod Club Theatre – Toronto, ON Sep 4 - Salla Rosa – Montreal, QC Sep 7 – Royale – Boston, MA Sep 8 – Webster Hall - New York, NY Sep 11 – Double Door – Chicago, IL Sep 12 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, Minnesota Sep 13 – Slow Down Bar – Omaha, NE Sep 14 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, Colorado Sep 16 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA Sep 18 – Mezzanine / Popscene – San Francisco, CA Sep 21 – Music Box – Los Angeles, CA
alright i’m not going to lie, i love supporting my fellow LA artists. and the VILLAINS have produced another stellar remix. in comparison to prior bangarang remixes we have heard in the past, this one stays a tad bit more mellow and shows the wide range of talent that the duo illuminates here in this track. along with most of the world, the villains are in miami for the rest of the weekend before they head back west to do a few stops in california, the midwest, and canada towards the second week of may, but if you are around any of their stops, i highly (highly) recommend you check them out. enjoy this happy little chiller.