• Azari & III to Release ‘Body Language 13′
• John Talabot to mix next DJ-Kicks
• Anna Lunoe signs to Ultra Music
• MANIK announces new EP
As we near the end of July, Jonah and I have successfully celebrated both our respective birthdays this month while narrowly avoiding any serious bodily damage to ourselves or our friends (rejoice!) so we gratuitously reward you with 10 high quality MP3′s to download and carry into the weekend and the remainder of your summer.
After providing a √+ closing set on the GDD™ x Insomniac WIDE AWAKE Art Car last Friday night at Electric Daisy Carnival in New York, MANIK has teamed up with Culprit newcomer, Burnski for the YJG EP — a solid package from the LA-based imprint featuring remixes from Laura Jones and Maxxi Soundsystem (my personal fav), which the collaborators handpicked themselves for the May 27th release. Preview the set below.
Hard to believe that the multi-city festival known as Electric Daisy Carnival is about to commence this week in New York City, and GDD™ is proud to be teaming up with our friends at Insomniac to book out the Wide Awake Art Car stage this Friday, May 17th. We’ve taken a specific approach to curating the lineup for this event, bringing in a deeper/techier vibe to showcase up and coming acts from New York and beyond, including acts like M A N I K, Meech, Rynecologist, and our good friend Kromo, who has put together a mix that accurately portrays the sound you’ll hear from the Funktion One system this Friday. More info below…
For those out on the west coast, Cielo is a perfectly sized club in New York’s meatpacking district that easily has the best sound in the city, and arguably the country. Well, last month Cielo officially turned the big one-oh and celebrated with 10 amazing events and twice as much talent. Find out all about it after the jump!
It’s time to set the mood for the upcoming months with the next installment of my bi-annual/seasonal mixtape series: aRod’s FallGaze 2012 Mix. The mixtape is chock full of lustful indie grooves, steamy disco + deep, sleazy house. Hot tracks from heavy hitters like Anna Lunoe, Disclosure and Van She along with some unreleased heaters from Benoit & Sergio, MANIK feat. Jeremy Glenn and Sure Thing…this mix should keep you warm and electrified from Fall all the way through Winter.
**Special thanks to photographer Joe Wehner for usage of his photo from “The Summer House” feature in treats! Magazine**.
Chris James, one half of Coat of Arms, released his On & On EP on Berlin’s OFF Recordings yesterday with 2 originals and 2 well-commissioned remixes from New York resident, MANIK, and the Deep House aficionado from Leeds with one of my favorite artist names, Hot Since 82. The 4-track EP is perfect for peaktime, and the production from Chris James couldn’t be better. On & On already has support from the hottest of the hot — including Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Homework, and more. √++ Continue Reading
Anyone in the mood for a pool party this Sunday? The folks over at Culprit are throwing another one of their notorious soirees at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and they have been kind enough to give away two pairs of tickets to the event. If you’d like to get down to some mesmerizing minimal and turbulent tech-house, shoot me an email at JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM and two of you will each get your name +1 on the guestlist.
Even if you don’t win the tickets, it is FREE before 2pm so make sure you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to get your spot on their guestlist!