Good morning! To start off the week, I have some news for you regarding Porter Robinson’s Essential Mix, Swedish House Mafia’s Miami 2012 plans, the Red Bull Music Academy, and Paris Hilton’s house album. Please read more after the jump.
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Last week, I posted a teaser featuring a glimpse of this mini-documentary on Porter Robinson‘s journey through Tiesto‘s College Invasion tour, and today marks it’s full release. Have a brief inside look on the life of Porter and enjoy the most inspiring 9 minutes of my day. If you don’t already have your ticket to Porter at The Music Box this Saturday, be sure to arrive early as there will be a very limited amount of tickets sold at the door. See you there!
Photo by: Alexander Jacob
It’s the day before Thanksgiving and things are looking great as we enter into the holiday season. I have a new trailer for Porter Robinson’s mini-documentary, info on Magnetic Man’s next album, Aus music invading Fabric, M83 on Fallon, and the Mixmag drugs survey, all conveniently packed into today’s GDD™ Morning Update. Please enjoy after the jump.
We are proud to announce that Porter Robinson will be making his way back to Los Angeles to play at The Music Box on Saturday, December 3rd. As if the show would already be devastating to miss, the dance music prodigy will have a heady supporting lineup featuring Mat Zo, The M Machine, pennybirdrabbit, and last but certainly not least, our boy ///BONES. Here in LA, we are lucky enough to have a plethora of excellent shows, so please do yourself a favor and take advantage of the world-class talent that comes through our city. It’s almost sold out, so be sure to grab a ticket fast!
@ The Music Box
6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood CA. 90028
► Saturday, December 3rd
► 10:00 pm – close
October 8th marks a monumental event with some of the absolute biggest names in electronic music descending upon Southern California all in the same day. The Club Life College Invasion tour featuring Tiesto, Diplo (just added), Dada Life, & Porter Robinson is coming to the Home Depot Center. A mix of thoroughly established veterans and impressive young talent makes this a must-see show. There are discount tickets for students (w/ ID), so for all of you young ones, there really is no excuse not to go. Regardless, I’d grab a ticket now before it’s too late!
Club Life College Invasion: Tiesto w/ Diplo, Dada Life, & Porter Robinson
• The Home Depot Center
• October 8th
• 4PM doors/5PM show starts
Over the past year, Porter Robinson has grown to be synonymous with the word “prodigy” and he has become a sort of phenomenon in the electronic music community. Known for his hard electro-house, Porter has skyrocketed in popularity and I believe it’s only a matter of time before he is ranked as one of the world’s Top 100 DJ’s. It’s interesting to see how technology plays such a large role in the music industry today with the ease of production that allows younger artists to make professional music, and also as a promotional tool with social media, music blogs, and simply, the virtual inter-connectedness that we share and we are able to take advantage of. Anyway, Porter‘s debut release, the Spitfire EP, will be dropping this Tuesday the 13th on Skrillex’s new label, OWSLA. As if the lines of genres weren’t getting blurred enough already, you can expect a creative mix of dubstep, electro-house, progressive house, and even some moombahton, all packed into individual tracks. The release also includes heavy remixes from Knife Party, Mikkas, Downlink, SkisM, and Kill The Noise. Go stream it exclusively on Grooveshark (see link below) and be sure to purchase it Tuesday on Beatport! Check here to see if Porter will be coming to your town this Fall on Tiësto’s College Invasion tour.
For our thirty-sixth edition of the infamous DIRT, we bring you a top 12 chart of some of the best tracks right now in electronic music from pretty much across the board. Though they all share a common dirty-ness to them, we chose these tracks for unique reasons – and what better way to convey that then to charm you with our personal opinion on why you should direct yourself to the download link immediately (the best way we know how to).
drink up dirty dancers…
• Felix Cartal & Keatch – Lazy Bird (Original Mix) √+
I’ve literally waited over a year for this track to be released, and for it to have stayed locked away until just a week ago is a marvel in its own. We all know that Felix Cartal has caught our attention once again with his recent productions, but the help of Belgium-based Keatch makes their collaborative EP’s Solar and now Animals unmatchable. Grab this in 192 and do yourself a solid and purchase the full EP here.
• Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa – Feedback (Original Mix) √+
This summer wherever you are in festival mode, you’re gonna hear headliners from the main stage (you should know who) playing this massive collaboration between big room track kings Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa. This one also has the same riff as Daft Punk’s ‘Rollin & Scratchin’ – but takes it to a level suitable for crowds in the 25,000+ category. BIG.
• In Flagranti – Worse For Wear (Punks Jump Up Remix) √+
The first time I heard this in the Light Year Summer Mix, I played the mix over and over just because of this track. The howling bass line behind the drums, claps and cowbells (with a hint of dirty sax) turn the original vocal into a drunken disco fire-starter.
• DJ Fresh – Louder (Club Mix) √+
Even though I don’t play out dubstep (or bass music for that matter) in my sets, I still respect it very much because of anthems like this one. This track is special however because of the newly found sound of drum & bass hero DJ Fresh. Groundbreaking tune, a MUST even if you don’t care for dubstep. Grab this 192, but get serious with the 320 here.
• Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You √+
This officially came out at the very start of this year, but I haven’t been able to stop playing it out in my sets, in my car, or any where I can feel some low end with this baby. Julio Bashmore creates a love child with funk, soul and bass driven rhythm. In fact, the lyrics in the tune actually ring true because they definitely make me wanna get up, stomp my feet, and get down.
• Kry Wolf – 3001 (Original Mix) √+
AC Slater struck gold when he discovered Kry Wolf and signed him to his Party Like Us label. His production flies across the board, but this track is titled ’3001′ because it is takes you that far ahead in time to the future of the drop. Let this one grow on you, it’s the best kind of WEIRD you could ask for.
• CSS – Hit Me Like a Rock (Dillon Francis Remix)
Another killer free tune from Mr.Francis. Radio rips have been floating around for awhile, but it was finally released this past week.
DRUM & BASS
• Botnek – Jerpa (Botnek Drum & Bass Remix)
An uncommon Drum & Bass remix from this up and coming Canadian Duo. If you like this track, check out the guest Dirt they did a few weeks back for some more major tunes. They are definitely a group to watch.
• Tittsworth & Alvin Risk – Pendejas
Great new track from two of Washington DC’s best. More along the lines of moombahcore. If you dig artists like Munchi & Dillon Francis you will love this track.
• Lady Gaga – The Edge of Glory (Porter Robinson Club Mix)
I am usually not a huge fan of any of the new pop electro house that has been going around these days. But I must admit, I really like this track. The drop in the middle is worth the download!
• The Dirt #36 – ///BONES & KMOC.zip (all 12 tracks!)
This week, we bring you an AMAZING night of CONTROL at the Avalon in Hollywood with an entire lineup of GDD™ homies. The kind Dutchman, Bart B More, will headline the event along with the fastest rising young producer in the Electro House scene today, Porter Robinson. In support will be LA Electro-duo Cold Blank, as well as an opening set by the lovely Brazzabelle and a late-night closing set by our own ///BONES.
Please RSVP names to email@example.com to be on our discount ticket list for the evening. Guestlist space will be limited, so to ensure entry you can purchase presale tickets HERE but they will sell out before Friday. All names must be submitted before 5:30PM on Friday night. Whether you buy tickets or are on our guestlist, make sure to ARRIVE EARLY as this event will reach capacity.
21+: Discount tickets will be the same as the presale tickets ($30)
Today I have tons of tunes for you, so grab a mix from Bart, a mix from Porter, and some other goodies after the jump. Continue Reading
Remix contests can be a lot like that movie AVP: Alien vs. Predator: whoever wins, we lose. Not only does the sheer quantity of entries make it difficult to find the quality (especially as a blogger), but by the time the winner is declared, most of us are burnt out on hearing the same stems used over and over again (extra credit: can you name me the winner of the Beatport-sponsored “Latin Fever” contest without looking?). Then you have 16-year-old Madeon from France, who Rob Swire crowned the victor of Pendulum’s “The Island” remix contest. Listen to Madeon’s unique style of feel-good call-and-response disco pop and I’m sure you’ll agree that this youngster is no one trick pony. Stream an original and remix of The Killers directly from our site and be sure to check out the rest of his work on soundcloud.
• Spencer & Hill – LESS GO! (Porter Robinson Remix)
Speaking of teenage electro prodigies, here’s the latest from Porter Robinson if you haven’t been minding those Beatport charts.
This kid can do no wrong. The up and coming phenom, Porter Robinson, has recently collaborated with electro house expert Lazy Rich to create yet another dancefloor smasher. The track is a perfect amalgam of soothing vocals, hands in the air moments, and downright dirty drops. ‘Hello’ will be released on Big Fish Recordings and will hit the Electro House Beatport chart on November 1st. Make sure to pick it up and show the youngin’ some love, but until then, have a listen here.