Vegas can be frustrating. There are long lines, seemingly indiscriminate door policies, and, with the recent openings of a few more mega-clubs, so many options to choose from on a nightly basis. EDC Week, as it’s now called, has got to be one of the busiest weekends of the year in the City of Sin, and that’s why GDD™ has teamed up with our friends from Mandalay Bay’s new shining gem LIGHT to make your life just a little bit easier.
We’ll be giving away ONE PAIR of tickets to a lucky dirty dancer that will grant the winner and a friend access to every LIGHT-affiliated property and each of their events from June 19th through the 23rd. That line-up includes a variety of pool parties and nighttime affairs with some of dance music’s biggest stars, including Zedd, Alesso, Baauer, Skrillex, Nicky Romero, and Krewella.
Simply like both The Light Vegas and Gotta Dance Dirty Facebook pages, and comment on THIS FACEBOOK POST with an @tag for the friend you’d like to bring with you! This contest will only run until tomorrow, June 18, at 11:59pm PDT, so don’t delay! Winner will be messaged on Facebook! Full list of events after the jump…
To celebrate 22 years of his life, big room phenom DJ MAKJ has released today a Birthday Bootleg Pack (FREE for download) to his fans. The staggering bundle features massive creations by the likes of Dirty South, Dyro, Porter Robinson, Chuckie, Laidback Luke, Martin Solveig, Nicky Romero, R3hab, and Clockwork – blended with anthemic vocal edits and even a collaborative mix with Hardwell. Don’t hold back, grab the whole pack below and get your party started. BOOM!
After a massive response from their hard-hitting bootleg of Funky Vodka, the rising duo NO BODY have answered back quickly with 2 remix versions for Wolfgang Gartner‘s newest single ‘Redline.’ The deluxe version features a certain anthemic vocal for those big room lovers, while the instrumental mix focuses on piping electro lead (similar to Nicky Romero’s ‘Toulouse’) that does justice to the cheesy chords of the original. Once again, NO BODY takes things to a higher and heavier level. Grab them both below, and decide which is your fav!
In praise of the madness about to ensue in the desert for the next 2 weekends, I have created a celebration to the structure that will serve as a haven to much of the music that has built GDD™ to what it is today. I present to you the BONESSAHARA 2012 MIX, built on some of the biggest tracks in dance music as of current, along with a few surprises from the future. Coachella Music Festival gathers the spirit of music as a whole, but I know what you dirty dancers need to get that festival blood pumping as you voyage out to the desert lands of Indio… IN SAHARA WE TRUST.
Zedd – Shotgun (Sahara Intro Edit)
Nari & Milani vs. Zombie Nation – Atom 400 (MAKJ Edit)
Tommy Trash – Monkey See Monkey Do (Nom De Strip Remix)
Felix Cartal – Black To White (Clockwork Remix)
Nicole Scherzinger – Right There (John Dahlback Remix)
Nicky Romero – Toulouse (Tommy Trash Remix)
Swanky Tunes – I Wanna Be Your Dog (Original Mix)
Cedric Gervais – Molly (Original Mix)
Hardwell vs. Gorillaz – Feel Good Spaceman (Clockwork Edit)
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Damaged Goods Remix)
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Martin Solveig – The Night Out (A-Trak vs. Madeon Remix)
Alright you crazy kids, this week the 64th edition of the dirt is being brought to you by GDD ruffians BONES and Tre. The first 5 tracks that Bones has chosen are a select group of big room DJ edits and bootlegs that are meant to light the fire under your fanny and prepare you for one hell of a festival season. The second 5 tunes that Tre has chosen showcase a variety of his favorite genres that peak his interest right now in each category. So go ahead and collect-em-all, your ears are depending on it!
The buzzing quartet from Toronto known as Azari & III have been undeniably one of the breakthrough acts of 2011. With their debut album out now on limited edition vinyl and digital retailers and the global and physical release coming on January 22nd through Island Records, Azari & III have a busy several months ahead of them. In advance of the global release, the guys will be releasing another single, ‘Reckless (With Your Love),’ on January 15th from the self-titled album, which will be accompanied by an all-star remix team including new versions from Riva Starr, Julio Bashmore, and Tiga, as well as a radio edit and mix from super-producer Paul Epworth. Yes, I really just said all of those names in the same sentence. Before these release dates, Azari & III will be touring the UK with a mindblowing live show that has already garnered support from The XX, Tinie Tempah, and even Johnny Depp! Check tour dates and grab a free new remix below!
UK Live Tour Dates
10.27 Digital – Brighton, UK
10.28 Freeze Festival – London, UK
10.29 Wax On – Leeds, UK
10.31 Fabric MEAT Gay Night – London, UK
11.03 Blue Mountain -Bristol, UK
11.04 Magnet -Liverpool
11.05 Crawdaddy – Dublin, N. Ireland
11.06 MTV Music Awards – Belfast, NI
11.11 Sound Control – Manchester,UK
11.12 Death Disco @ Arches – Glasgow, Scotland
Who better to collaborate than two of the leading progressive house producers in 2011, Hardwell & Nicky Romero. I had the pleasure of seeing Hardwell spin immediately following an epic Dada Life set at CONTROL back in June, but I have yet to see Nicky Romero. As I can tell from the preview, the world-class power duo’s new track, “Beta,” grows from a groovy and melodic beginning into a big room monster with an extra electro grind to facilitate your dirty dancing. Mark your calendars, it’s out on September 26th via Spinnin’ Records.