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After a long hiatus, Phonat returned with the release of his excellent, forward-thinking Identity Theft EP on OWSLA just last week. The genre-defying producer/DJ now takes things one step further with his GDD™ Guest Mix that is nothing short of phenomenal. Phonat brings you through everything from vibey mid-tempo grooves to disco, and even some UK-tinged deep cuts. This generous offering is simply a must-have for any dance music fan. Listen/download the mix below and if you haven’t already, check out his EP after the jump.

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Couldn’t be more pleased to be teaming up with Phonat today to bring you The Dirt #116.  We’ve got 11 tracks selected by us for you spanning from some absolutely prime funky chops selected in true Phonat style, to the strangest subversions of trap and some sick black acid bootlegs from me.  That, his thoughts on the tracks, and a handy little zip, coming at you!
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So many good things come in 3′s. Threesomes, Hanson, Lord Of The Rings, and The Dirt #62. This week, our weekly curation features submissions from 3 of us here at GDD™, including Troy Kurtz, burn unit, and yours truly. I’d say this might be my favorite Dirt in a while, but I’ll let you guys decide. Have a listen below and head over to the GDD™ Facebook page to download the .zip with all of the tracks! Continue Reading


Tonight, the Avalon will get a dose of some of the most lethal bass from across the Globe. All the way from Tokyo, the “Transformer-step” wonder Ajapai will be making his CONTROL debut, alongside London-based Phonat and LA’s own heavy hitter Flinch. Opening set provided by Digital Life, and  our very own BONES will be closing out the festivities. BASSHEADS – If you know what’s good for you, this is a rare treat not to be missed.

Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the night. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM!

Pricing:
$15 before 10PM
$20 before 11PM

TUNAGE:

Los Angeles, I can confidently say that this Saturday marks one of the best dance music events to ever happen in this city. Crosstown Rebels, the lauded label run by the mysteriously interesting Damian Lazarus, and Flaunt Magazine are bringing the infamous Get Lost party to the West Coast after multiple successful and wildly hedonistic events during WMC in Miami in years past. With some of the biggest names in the global underground scene, Get Lost LA should be a bequest of auditory knowledge to all electronic music enthusiasts in this city. Find all necessary info below and make sure to read after the jump to see what Los Angeles’ trio, Droog, have to say about Get Lost, the Culprit label, and how Jamie Jones and Lee Foss helped them be where they’re at now.

† Crosstown Rebels + Flaunt Magazine present: Get Lost LA †
Damian Lazarus, Visionquest (Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves), Art Department (Live), Deniz Kurtel (Live), Droog, and more
Saturday, August 27th, 2011
The Music Box, Hollywood, CA
10:00PM – 6:00AM • 21+
Tickets $20

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So finals have ended for me this week, leaving one last quarter of my college career…kind of scary but also pretty liberating. Anyways, my spring break has commenced and I have ventured out to Tennessee to visit my family before I lose another ten years off of my life at WMC in Miami next week. Not really quite sure what to do out here in Memphis so I’ve been drinking and downloading heavily (always a good combo). So here are 10 (yes 10!) tracks that I have found to be personally appealing and I hope you can skip daintily through airports to them like I did yesterday. Party on Garth.

Great choon…much better than the Zodiac Cartel remix I think.
I’ve been rocking my 3rd nut off to this. Reminds me of something Pendulum-esque.
Don’t be fooled by the slow opening. You know how naughty 16Bit is.
Great new electro from Nashville, TN. Cheers to Nashville Nights for these ones.
New track off of Mixmag‘s cover CD. He’s back. Finally.
2 good ones for all you Nu-Disco freaks out thurr.
Great minimal usage of the vocals in this one. Bravo.
Nice housey track out on the Culprit label. Like what those guys are doing.

BONUS!
Crookers, Yelle, and Junkie XL? c’mon maaaaan.

Hope you enjoy these, let me know which ones you like. See you in Miami!

2009 was gnarly. MJ died. Obama was the cool black dude who got elected as president, but now everyone’s scratching their head wondering how he could be worse than the last bro, and this bass heavy genre of filth called dubstep kicked previous chart-topping bloghaus tracks to the curb. Here are some of my humble comments and selections from the year:

Biggest Dubstep ‘chune’ Emalkay – When I Look At You
-Few songs deserve the title of being called mega. This track goes so far beyond it. Skream dropped it during a set in Miami and I seriously thought this was the end of music as we knew it as kids literally bum-rushed the stage. After Emalkay pushed back the release date a few months, DJs were frothing at the bit to finally have the tune at their fingertips.

Das Elektronic Erol Alkan & Boys Noize – Waves
-While everyone and their brother either went mnml or wobble wobble, electronic gods Erol Alkan and Boys Noize stuck to their guns and produced a 9 minute epic. If you were a big time festival DJ in Europe worth your salt, you played this song.

Nu-Disco Loveys Damn Arms – Destination Pt. II
-This synth work in this track is second to none. It gets better every time I listen to it. I love it so so so much. Like seriously, so much.

Wobble Wobble Jack Beats – Get Down (VIP Edit)
-This summer I was in LA and spent the entire month of July and into August counting down the days to see Jack Beats are Hardfest. Long story short, cops busted the joint down and I never got to see him. FAIL.

Club Track Major Lazer – Pon de Floor
-Sure, we’ve all about had enough of this mayjah lazah song, but there is no denying how stoked you were the first few times you heard it out. If you told me that dancehall would be the biggest thing pon de charts since Justice, I would have told you to stop smoking so much reefer mon.

MNML-TEK HAUS Lazy Jay – Float My Boat (Pablo Decoder)
-I’m not gonna lie, my dad could probably produce a better ‘minimal’ song than most of the shit I hear these days (looking at you kid who just got ableton), but this Pablo Decoder track is massive.

!! RAVE !! D.I.M. & TAI – Lyposuct
-Easiest choice so far. Drugz and layzurs.

Hottest Babe who can sing award Ellie Goulding – Under the Sheets (Jeuce Rework)
If I was a chick I would be really envious of Miss Ellie Goulding. Her voice is too sexy. This Jeuce remix is my favorite out of the million floating around the blogosphere too (watch out for these UK kids next year)

So that about wraps up 2k9. Dub, disco, wobble and some cheeky stuff sprinkled in between. You could probably make a damn fine mix if you put them all together (food for thought) Anywho, here’s to more celebrities failing to realize that, yes, if you take too many drugs, you will die and people will mourn you via twitter (too soon??) Dance on into 2010 you dirty kids.

<3 troy kurtz!