We were extremely excited to have DJ EZ at #NIGHTBASS to play his first USA gig ever, and he delivered beyond anything we could have imagined. The club was packed and the vibes were through the roof! He was joined by AC SLATER, Trouble & Bass queen STAR EYES, and a special B2B set from BONES & PETEY CLICKS.
The name AC Slater has rung loud and clear on GDD since the blog house days, and its been something special watching the evolution of his sound and styles. Today we highlight his newest venture, or better yet the revival of his origins – known as NIGHT BASS. We caught up with AC about what this means, where its headed, and why you should be paying attention…
The homie AC Slater goes Garage with his latest offering released today on his own imprint, Party Like Us. Low, rumbling basslines and clean percussion characterize the three-track Night Moves EP, with AC exhibiting a movement away from big time bangers and more into the realm of dark, grimey warehouse vibes. “So Sweet” has to be my favorite track from the release, featuring high pace vocals from collaborator Megan Thomas that really stand out above the wonky sub bass. Preview the EP in full below and pick it up here. √+
The collective power of Yo Ev & Mikey Digits aka Torro Torro are feeding off their momentum with the release of their remix for 2Edit’s ‘Datsun Tropicalia’, being released this week on AC Slater’s Party Like Us records. The toronto based duo struck gold with their Go Deep Remix for Wax Motif & Neoteric, earning them a surge of support and and a rapidly escalating buzz (and well deserved for some time). Ranging styles of big room electro, moombahton and all-around heavy bass, Torro Torro’s sinister production prove they are coming in to their own as a true signature sound.
We’ve partnered up with our good friends at Party Like Us Records and the Point Blank Electronic Music School for a unique contest to coincide with the forthcoming Oo Da Chee EP release from Udachi on February 21st. Now, this is a giveaway unlike any other as we have specific instructions from Udachi himself and a bundle of prizes that we want to give away including a 4-week online producer course from Point Blank (valued $580!) as well as some fresh new gear from Party Like Us and GDD™.
As you may or may not know, the Trouble & Bass DJ/Producer from Brooklyn known as AC Slater teamed up with Atlanta’s indie rapper, Dell ’080′ Harris, last year for a full length dance/rap crossover album that was released by the always fresh NY streetwear company, Mishka Clothing. The album was produced by AC, featured vocals from Dell, and also hosted a roster of featured artists including Drop The Lime, Ninjasonik, Megan Thomas, and more. The guys have just released the the title track of the album, ‘Right Now,’ today as an EP along with the instrumental and a raunchy little rendition from Party Like Us Records rep, Udachi, that has already been getting support from Starkey, DJ Mehdi, Rico Tubbs, and more. Grab the Udachi remix in full quality and make sure to check out the awesome music video for ‘Right Now’ below.
So the Party Like Us Records guys have made their decision. The winner of the GDD™ ‘Stumble’ Remix Competition is Detroit native/LA resident, Rob Darke. Rob actually just recently got into EDM in the past couple years, saying that he really got into it after using it as a sleep deterrent while writing essays in college, but since his first few dance music experiences, he knew musical production was something he wanted to do. With the help and guidance of his brother Brian, Rob Darke has quickly become keen to the ways of making a solid electronic track, and with influences such as Canblaster, Wolfgang Gartner, and Tony Senghore, it’s safe to say that a bright future lies ahead for this up and comer. Here’s what Udachi had to say about the winning remix:
“I think Rob Darke’s remix is a good example of a nice solid tune, nothing overdone, just straight good. The vocal on the original is tricky because it starts a quarter note late from the 1, and I think it threw a lot of people off. But Rob Darke’s remix makes sense musically and has his own personal flair. The mix is nice and clean, and I love the big build into the 4×4 tease into the soca snare bit. I can hear this in a variety of DJ’s crates; from sunrise sets, to setting the pace for the night. Real classy and gleamin’!”
Find Rob’s remix as well as remixes from the first and second runners up below, and make sure to pick up the full Stumble EP on Beatport!
ATTENTION PRODUCERS + REMIXERS! At the beginning of this month, GDD™ was lucky enough to snag the exclusive on Udachi‘s new release on Party Like Us Records titled Stumble, and if you recall from that post, the guys at Party Like Us are hosting a remix competition for the track right here on Gotta Dance Dirty. Grab the stems and find the rules for the competition below:
- Remixes can be any genre or style.
- No using any other copyrighted samples in the remixes (i.e. don’t sample Kanye and put it in your remix!)
- Upload your remix to a file sharing site such as yousendit/sendspace/mediafire/etc. No email attachments!
- Email your entry to email@example.com by March 29th, 2011.
- Top 5 winners will be announced here on GDD™
- Winning remixer will receive the following:
- A featured write-up on GDD
- His/her remix will be released on the Party Like Us Records ‘Best of 2011′ Compilation
- 1 Party Like Us Records T-Shirt
- A whole lotta respect.
If you haven’t already, make sure to pick up the full Stumble EP featuring remixes from Flinch, Kry Wolf, and more on Beatport + iTunes, and grab the Vocal mix of the track below. Good luck to you all!