With my nice leather jacket fresh of the closet for the season, as well as more beanies than I can unapologetically admit to owning and wearing, it’s official: it’s getting cold. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of fall & the things that come with it: rosy cheeks, cozy fireplaces, pumpkin or apple EVERYTHING, and so on, but there’s something I’ll always miss about the kiss of summer that kind of comes with being a california girl (damn you, Katy Perry..)
As the winter chill nips at our heels, it’s nice to reminisce about the warm days of summer, where being out in the sun inevitably leads to a happier disposition, more dance parties, and from a chemical perspective, an increase in your body’s production of eumelanin. Pretty much the stuff that your skin creates to protect your cells from getting their DNA damaged by the sunlight, since it’s pigmented a higher level of melanin would mean a darkened skin color. Viola, a tan!
Below are what I can laughably call my very own musical tanning-bed, your own little reminder of summer. Put on your favorite pool party ensemble, bust out the Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville Margarita Maker, and shake your booty to these sun-lovin, summer-drippin tunes.
With this week’s guest mix from the teenage Los Angeles native, Justin Jay, we’re kicking up the tempo and keeping things groovy for all of your deep/bassline needs and desires. The old saying goes, “Love has no age,” but in today’s electronic music industry, it’s becoming ever more clear that “globally-recognized musical talent” can be readily substituted for “love,” and Justin is the perfect example of that. With matured taste and production skills that are well beyond his years, he continues to impress with no sign of slowing down. We’re proud to present you with an hour of fine mixing and curated tunes, along with a free bonus download of the original mix of “The Dip,” as well as Prince Club‘s “Dip it Good Re-work.” Enjoy! √+
Last Thursday we spoke with our friends and LA transplants Prince Club and Harvard Bass about a little bit of everything. Harvard Bass (Victor) has recently just started his own record label, Bump City Records, and thankfully I was in the know about the PC x HB collab coming out on the new label, so I grabbed the lads for a chat and unsurprisingly it was full of laughs. Max of Prince Club was in the middle of getting tattooed, and the other half of the Canadian duo Zach came and chimed in midway through the talk.
Get in on the talk below, and be sure to chat with us over on Twitter with more artists and record labels every Thursday using the #AskGDD hashtag!
It’s hard to believe that September is now upon us. The summer here in the Northern Hemisphere is coming to a slow-rolling close, but September also brings along Insomniac’s Nocturnal Wonderland — a spectacle of an experience located here in Southern California at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino. This year, GDD™ has teamed up with Insomniac and our friends at Vagabond to curate the lineup for the WIDE AWAKE Art Car which is fully equipped with a mobile Funktion One sound system and will be roaming about the festival grounds on Friday the 21st. Vagabond’s Ahh-G has put together a mix to portray the vibe we’ll be going with as we roll around the NOS Center, and he’s included some exclusive, unreleased new material from the likes of Prince Club, Urulu, Astronomar, and more. Make sure to pick up your tickets to the festival here, and snag this mix and tracklist after the jump. Continue Reading
LA transplants Prince Club and Rick Rude have recently come together for a Deep, Vocal House single built for those late night peaktime hours. “Take You” is an impressive follow-up to the hugely acclaimed EP, “Technique,” from Prince Club & Poupon released on Riva Starr‘s Snatch! imprint last month. We’re excited for 1/2 of Prince Club to now be here in Los Angeles with us, and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead. Make sure to catch Prince Club’s set tomorrow night at our HARD Afterparty — you won’t want to miss it. Download “Take You” and stream/buy “Technique” below. √+Continue Reading
Today we are excited to announce our first official collaboration with one of our favorite imprints, BROMANCE Records, in the form of a perfect mix from one of the best ladies in the game, Louisahhh!!!. This BROMANCE Summer Tape exclusively features her collaborations with the likes of Brodinski, Danny Daze, Prince Club, and more, as well as Louisahhh’s original, ‘Narcotic.’ Louisahh’s vocals truly shine through in this mixtape, showcasing her undeniable dexterity for writing and lyricism. This mix, mastered by BROMANCE rep Gesaffelstein, has been made available for free download by the wonderful people at BROMANCE Records, so download below and find the impeccable tracklist after the jump. √++
Can’t believe it’s almost Friday again already, but you know what that means. CONTROL at the Avalon Hollywood will be occupied by some solid House and Techno provided by Simian Mobile Disco who are celebrating their newly released album, Unpatterns. Supporting SMD will be a solid crew including the sultry J.Phlip, Prince Club, Bastille, and Social Cues.
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM on Friday.
Info, set times, and stream the entire Unpatterns album after the jump!Continue Reading
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
LA’s young gun and GDD familiar URULU has just released ‘The Untitleds’ EP for absolutely FREE. The rising producer has recently become apart of Faceless management, alongside Prince Club, Poupon and Meech. As a token of his gratitude to listeners, he presents this to you: “3 singles, all unreleased and previously unheard of, kept in the depths of my hard-drive until now. Enjoy, and thanks for following.”