It’s been a journey. Since its inception in the summer of 2010, our longest lasting weekly feature, The Dirt, has brought a staggering amount of free music to the masses, and we’re proud to still be here 100 editions and 100 Dirt Babes in the books. It’s a tough feat to get these tracks together each week (probably why we have some gaps in the mix here and there, apologies), but it’s been an amazing experience sharing music with all of you, which, of course, is the main reason why we’re here.
We wanted to put together something special for the centennial episode, so 11 of our writers have included 2 songs each — one from one of the 99 past Dirts that we’ve posted and any other song that we felt was exceptional enough to make the cut of such an outstanding post. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed putting them together. Here’s to another 100. Continue Reading
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This week we bring you another special edition of our weekly piece, “The Dirt” by the up and coming Canadian production duo, Botnek. You may remember them from a post GDD™ resident ///Bones put up a few weeks ago featuring their tracks “Dozer” and “Pop Music.” We are not the only ones to recently take notice of this fast-rising DJ duo, as their unreleased track “Owls” was featured by famed Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac on her mix show this past week, and Radio 1 DJ Kissy Sellout has championed their sound so much that he asked them to do an official remix of his newest track “Homesick.” If you like what you hear and want even more Botnek, make sure to pick up their first EP “Plonk” which was officially released just TODAY over on Beatport.
You can check out all their newest tracks + exclusive Debut/Download of a killer new track of theirs after the jump! Enjoy!
What’s up dirty dancers? GDD homie Dillon Francis‘ debut EP, Westside is out and it is massive! Don’t miss out on this one folks, come grab Dillon’s newest EP, featuring collaborations with Diplo, Dave Nada and DJ Ammo.
Everybody’s favorite Italian fidget maestros the Crookers have made a special 320 giveaway for the public, remixing Munchi‘s ‘Shottas’ featuring Mr. Lexx. Although it’s something to be excited about, the reason is somewhat tragic… Munchi had a seizure caused by an intracerebral hemorrhage, with no prior condition. He spent 9 hours in a coma and 11 days in the hospital recovering. He has no medical insurance in the US. His medication is expensive and he needs to get back to Rotterdam. Our goal is to pay for his ticket home, get our Hawaiian friends reimbursed for his meds and eventually pay for his hospital bills.
Here’s what the Crooks’ had to say about their track:
“Here’s a new remix we did for our friend Munchi, we loved his attitude towards music when we met him at a festival, so we did our own version of his killer track Shottas featuring Mr Lexx. Now, it’s here for you, free download!”
*View the original post by the Crookers themselves HERE
This week, we at GDD™ are pleased to bring you a special Dirt takeover by our friend and Father of Moombahton, DAVE NADA! For those who do not know anything about Moombahton, it all started in 2009 when Dave played at his little cousin’s school ditch party back in Maryland where he slowed down the popular Afrojack remix to 108 beats per minute to appease the crowd. Since then, he’s been making reggaeton-tempo edits of Dutch house and tropical house, and clubs have been going crazy for the stuff. Now, Moombahton has picked up even more speed and has been embraced by some of the largest producers in the world. Dirty dancers, I give you Dave Nada’s : Many Moves of Moombahton! GDD™ style.
“Some like it hard, some like it soft, but everyone likes it hot. Here are some of my favorite moombahton tracks that represent the many vibes of the genre. The diversity of moombahton proves that there’s something for everyone…” - Dave Nada
Dave was kind enough to give us a complete overview of the Moombahton genre, all the way from the hardest style to the soul style. Check them all out and enjoy! They all are downloadable for free! Heres the .zip file
Tamie Adaya and her latest venture, Crown Jewels, are throwing a cozy (read: crazy) little warehouse party at The Well tonight and tomorrow morning. You may recall this venue if you attended the HARD afterparty on Halloween that Boys Noize ended up taking the reigns of. Doorly, Toddla T, Them Jeans + Dan O of Dim Mak, Dillon Francis and Nadastrom’s Dave Nada tag teaming a moombahton set and our very own Matt Black closing things out. Can’t mention the special guest (hint: UK MC, he’s a big deal) but I’m sure you’ll be able to figure more out after poking around the facebook page. Be sure to RSVP.