We’ve been loving Portugal. The Man‘s latest album, Evil Friends, since its release on Atlantic in late May, so it was a pleasant surprise this morning to learn that fellow Indie group, Passion Pit, had given the single, “Purple Yellow Red & Blue,” a makeover — creating a more danceable version with a constant beat and keys thrown in the mix. Stream below and download it for free via Samsung.
YEEEW! Dirt time & all I gotta say is I am very DTF with all of the songs so generously being put into the mix this week. Very much a theme again here, slowed UK vibes and really strongly percussion-based tracks in my picks, and a bit of everything from Jonah; ubiquitously groovy of course. Tons of free jams for everyone to enjoy, and we’re really stoked on all of the producers below & highly recommend checking more of their stuff out! Download all 11 tracks after the jump… Continue Reading
Oy oy oy oy oy! Time for my first round of The Dirt and this time I am pairing up with my dear friend from down under, Andrew aka Ubbs from Stoney Roads. I’m sure you’re all aware of the Australian music blog so it’s truly our/my pleasure to have him on board to throw down some tracks for you lot. Feeling very, very UK with this one, be it with British producers or simply the UK vibe. Enjoy.
Shuttle is the newest project of Nathan Donmoyer, best known as the drummer of electro-pop group Passion Pit. He’s recently collaborated with Isom Innis of Foster the People for the new single, “Halo,” and from the sound of this teaser, he’s taken some influence from his experiences with the Massachusetts-based band and added a bit of dance music flare. Preview “Halo” below and keep an eye out for its official release September 3rd on Ninja Tune Records! Continue Reading
Of Monsters and Men, the six-piece indie pop group from Iceland, recently released the single “Little Talks” on their Island Records debut album My Head Is An Animal. The remix by the Massachussetts electropop band, Passion Pit, maintains the integrity of the original track while sprinkling on a healthy dose of shimmer dust. “Little Talks” is a flurry of romantic female vocals, precise beats, and groovy synths. This track brings a carefree ambiance to the mix that makes it dancefloor ready. Of Monsters and Men makes a splash with this debut and we look forward to watching them closely as they evolve. Continue Reading
Our friends over at HighBird Productions have been kindly bringing electronic music events to the oft overlooked area just north of Los Angeles better known as the Ventura/Santa Barbara counties for some time now. HighBird is the Ventura County based company responsible for the burgeoning electro scene in that area. Traditionally doing line-ups of local talent supplemented by one or two bigger names from the world of EDM, the boys have decided to step their game up with their next endeavor: GOOD VIBES at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara. While I have personally surveyed the landscape of the Showgrounds with the intention of hosting a little party there, I can tell you the facilities are primed to offer you one of the best possible outdoor festival experiences you could find in the greater Santa Barbara area.
He’s back! The groovy Scot will be making another appearance this Friday at CONTROL in Hollywood along with LA’s own Acid Girls and GDD™ friendly and 1/2 of Bubblegum Sci Fi, Anthony Ross. If you have still yet to see one of GRUM‘s performances, I highly recommend coming out to this event. Prepare to dance like you are in slow motion in a wind tunnel, with seductive sounds ubiquitous throughout the ample-spaced Avalon.
Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount ticket list for the night. All names must be submitted before 6PM on Friday night.
21+: FREE before 11:30pm
18+: FREE before 11:30pm
Make sure you get there early though, as once the discount tickets are gone you will have to pay full price!
10:30-12am – Anthony Ross
12-1:30am – GRUM
1:30-3am – Acid Girls
3am-close – Nicky Savage
Remember that zany M.I.A. video I posted a little bit ago where a bunch of gingers get offed, well, LA’s baddest dubstep man 12th Planet has just released a brutal summer anthem for the angst ridden rebel inside of you. Coming in a just over the 3 minute mark, Mr. 12th P gets down and dirty, relying on the grimy low-end frequencies that have made us fiends for his bass. 2010 is turning into 12th Planet’s year as he can do no wrong. Stay hip to SMOG for more of his upcoming ish.
• M.I.A. – Born Free (12th Planet Remix)
• Passion Pit – Sleepyhead (Borgore Remix) <--- brostep FTW
Not sure why I picked this picture but it was mildly appealing at the time. Anyways, here’s a double-couple of tracks to get you through the week depending on your mood. You might want to twist that volume knob up and fist pump a little for the first two, and then maybe cut up a grape swisher and relax for the last two. The choice is yours.
Also, does anyone know of any really cool happenings for New Year’s Eve? Preferably within 400 miles of LA. I kinda feel like getting out of the city this year. Vegas maybe? Anything there? Let me know.
I know that you’re probably thinking, “Not another remix of ‘The Reeling’!” but this fist-pumping sing-along from San Diego-based duo Bubblegum Sci Fi (consisting of GDD™ favorite Anthony Ross/Grey Ghost) comes highly recommended. Fans of Designer Drugs and Le Castle Vania, don’t sleep on this one.