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“The waves ≠ raves consists of hand-picked gems that inspire us, tickling and tempting our creative juices. Some are old, some are new, but it is what we are listening to now. They are groovey, flowing, and sun-kissed just like that perfect wave. They are uplifting and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. They sound the best with a babe in one hand, a cold brewski in the other, and the sand beneath your feet. Stay Dreamy.”

Waves ≠ Raves Vol. 17
Salvatore Stallone – Heaven (Medellin Remix)
Miami Horror – Summersun (Cadillac Remix)
Jamiroquai – Runaway
Mickey Moonlight – Close to Everything
Zimmer – Looking At You
Gigamesh – Red Light (Goldroom Remix)
Anton Romezz – Marzipan World
Cadillac – Make You Feel ft. Tesla Boy
Yuksek – Always On the Run (Villa Remix)
Walter Sobcek – Miami (Pharao Black Magic)
Friendly Fires – Hurting (Tensnake Remix)
Ben Browning – I Can’t Stay (Juan Maclean Remix)
Late Nite Tuff Guy – Not In Love Anymore (LNTG Remix)
Lou Teti – Talk About It
Crazy P – Open For Service

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Curated by Tropicool

Ed Banger star, Mickey Moonlight, has just released his debut album, Mickey Moonlight And The Time Axis Manipulation Corporation, this past week on iTunes, featuring an impressive 16-song tracklist with collaborations from George Lewis Jr., Marina Gasolina, Susumu Mukai, and many more. Steadfast in the studio, Mickey has also been simultaneously remixing some big names like Franz Ferdinand, Tame Impala, Crookers, and of course this big single from fellow Ed Banger reps, Justice. Straying from the more uptempo version that he released on Justice’s ‘Audio, Video, Disco EP,’ this unreleased reprise from Mickey Moonlight takes it down a notch, illuminating guitar riffs and the catchy, 3-word chorus.

Justice – Audio, Video, Disco (Mickey Moonlight Reprise) √+



This wave may be the most perfect to date. Refreshing, flowing, and made of your favorite lager. Get loose, grab your honey bunny, and take tomorrow off.

“The waves ≠ raves consists of hand-picked gems that inspire us, tickling and tempting our creative juices. Some are old, some are new, but it is what we are listening to now. They are groovey, flowing, and sun-kissed just like that perfect wave. They are uplifting and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. They sound the best with a babe in one hand, a cold brewski in the other, and the sand beneath your feet. Stay Dreamy.”

Waves ≠ Raves Vol. 13
Jeremy Glenn – New Life (Perseus ‘Summer of 83′ Remix)
Scenic – Another Sky
Shindu – Happy House (Herr Styler Remix)
The Rapture – How Deep is Your Love
Princeton – To the Alps (Kinema Remix)
Mustang – Shooting Love (Fat Club Mix)
Falcon Punch – Where You’ll Stay
Joakim – Forever Young (Discodeine Remix)
Toro Y Moi – Still Sound (Voodoo Bear Remix)
Outlines – I Cannot Think
Toro Y Moi – Saturday Love
Goldroom – Night in Nantes
Drop Out Orchestra – Baby Come Home (Rocco Raimundo Version)
Hypnolove – Midnight Cruising (Mickey Moonlight’s Dub)
Peter & The Magician – La Fiorentina

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Before you go out and purchase the track “Holiday Reverie” by Hypnolove for $1.46, please note that the song comes with special instructions.  Upon listening to the track, please be sure to do the following:
• Wear as little clothing as possible
• Be near water
• Have a cocktail in hand, something exotic (make sure you have sunglasses on so you don’t poke your eye out with whatever giant piece of fruit is sticking out the top of the drink)
To keep it easy and stay extra breezy, follow these simple instructions before you throw on “Holiday Reverie”.  The “Holiday Reverie” EP is available for digital download NOW here.

Extra breezy bonus – free download of Mickey Moonlight’s dub of “Midnight Cruising”!

Hypnolove – Midnight Cruising (Mickey Moonlight Dub)


While certainly fantastic, unfortunately Yanni didn’t make the cut this year…

When Granddaddy Dirt himself asked Troy Kurtz and me to collaborate for Part II of the GDD™ 2010 Roundup, at first I thought, Fuck yeah! Who wouldn’t want to tag-team with Troy? But after realizing that I couldn’t name a single song out of Troy’s Top 5 Producers (shame on me), I decided to go rogue like I did back in elementary school because I didn’t work well in groups for projects. Check out my top picks for the year after the jump.

Top 5 Tunes (That You Probably Slept On)

5. New Young Pony Club – We Want To (Mickey Moonlight Mix) [Purchase]
First heard in one of Erol Alkan’s Radio One 6 Mixes, I never knew how much I liked this remix from recent Ed Banger Records artist Mickey Moonlight until I heard it again…in a dream (no shit). Feel-good with rockin’ percussion, this is the way indie dance remixes should be done.

4. The Krays – We’re Ready When You Are (feat Ebony Bones)*
This collaboration between French pals Yuksek and Brodinski really got me excited about dance music again. Crunchy vocal disco house that’ll make you groove, especially if you’ve been in the mood for some 2007-style blog house.

3. Ed Solo + JFB – I Need You [Purchase]
Featured in Troy Kurtz’ Haute and Bothered Mini-Mix, trust me when I say that the sub-bass in this dubstep ballad will take your breath away. Every time I dropped this one of my DJ sets, at least one person ran up to the booth and asked me to ID this chune.

2. Bag Raiders – Not Over
Straight from the debut Bag Raiders album (which I’ll go ahead and say was my favorite of 2010), be sure to add this one to your “Fuckjams” playlist on iTunes. Poppy and very well-produced, good luck getting this one unstuck from your head.

1. Digitalism – Blitz*
Okay, so maybe not everyone slept on this one, but I was so stoked that Digitalism ignored current trends and stuck to their guns for this single. “Blitz” is (thankfully) no big departure from the rest of their work on Idealism but still manages to sound fresh, complete with epic builds and beefy drops.

Top 5 Producers

5. Boys Noize

Okay, I think we can all admit that we were a little underwhelmed by Power, but like with “Lights and Music”, once again Alex Ridha’s remix (this time of “Swoon” by the Chemical Brothers) blew the original out of the water. Follow that up with the release of 1010/Yeah and I smell an even bigger year on the horizon for Boys Noize.

4. Porter Robinson

The biggest thing to come out of North Carolina since Petey Pablo, what else is there to say about this electro prodigy? Porter’s first single “Say My Name” was glued to the top spot of Beatport’s electro house chart and earned support from the likes of David Guetta, Tiësto, and The Crystal Method. If you missed it earlier this year, check out my interview with Porter.

3. Nero

If Rusko made dubstep hoards of new fans last year, then this year it was definitely Nero. Their use of synths and vocals normally reserved for a genre like trance have definitely made dubstep more accessible to the masses (especially the ladies). Add a Radio One Essential Mix that opens with a dubstep remix of “Stress” by Justice that was dying to be made and Nero has had one hell of a year.

2. Pendulum

Drum ‘n’ bass legends Pendulum enjoyed huge crossover success this year, winning over legions of electro house listeners this year with “The Island pt II (Dusk)” (which quickly became the go-to single for opening deejays who still wanted to burn the headliner but felt that “Warp 1.9″ didn’t have the same punch anymore). I also recommend listening to the dark yet poppy “Set Me on Fire” from their album Immersion, which was released in May.

1. Skrillex

You can be mad that his entire debut EP devoured the Beatport Top 10 and beat out your favorite tech house track, you can be mad that they don’t make dubstep like they used to, but if you want to deny that it was Skrillex’s talent alone that took him to the top in less than one year, you’re just plain hating. With solid support from the likes of Deadmau5, Nero and 12th Planet, Skrillex’s talk-box synths and sweet distorted melodies have undoubtedly pushed the envelope for brostep.

Best Live Set
Vitalic + Teenage Bad Girl at 103 Harriet, San Francisco

First, I’ll let this video speak for itself.

While pound-for-pound Vitalic’s V-Mirror visuals aren’t up to par with someone like The Chemical Brothers (who I saw a couple months earlier), I can honestly say I enjoyed Vitalic’s entire presentation much more. The visuals weren’t too complicated yet still fun to watch while Vitalic seamlessly mixed updates of all his classic songs. Catching a live set from Vitalic typically reserved for larger festivals intimately in the main room of 103 Harriet, which comfortably holds only a few hundred people, was a rare treat. Hadn’t heard much about Teenage Bad Girl all year but their DJ set impressed me and segued nicely into Vitalic’s performance. At this point, a Coachella appearance from him might be wishful thinking on my part, but if given the chance to see the V-Mirror performance, I can’t  recommend it enough. Thanks again to my friends at Blasthaus for putting on this awesome show.

So there you have it, my top picks for the year. Hope you enjoyed reading Gotta Dance Dirty™ today and throughout the year. Stay safe this weekend and we’ll see you next year.

*As featured on my super awesome 2010 Festivus mix