I’ve been waiting a long time for this. With my heart reasonably tied to the sounds of the UK, part of me squeals with joy when I see one of the young artists pushing the new era of garage come to the states. It means something real; that the music that the UK has been an advocate of for ages now has finally touched down in the US, that the was once behind-the-curve American market for dance music may slowly be catching up. Disclosure, consisting of Howard and Guy, two very young brothers (18 & 21) have quickly risen to the forefront of this kind of sound, and lucky for LA, they headlined an amazing live show at the El Rey to a sold out crowd of costumed enthusiasts on Halloween.
I’m pretty sure something has to be said that every single song they’ve made has been released, and on top of that, they’re all hits. These kids quite literally hopped on to making garage style music after falling in love with Burial’s Untrue two years ago, and ever since then it’s been a whirl of success, with a free EP garnering them masses of downloads & “What’s In Your Head” in every single DJ rotation, radio show, and mixtape this summer.
As everyone was doing some last minute costume prepping before heading to the El Rey that night, I jetted over to the historic venue to have a chat with the boys before the show. Their young faces & Howard’s aside that he misses England were perhaps the only things indicating their age; the boys otherwise spoke and performed as though they were much older. Great guys, pleasant interview, a real treat. Later, after I arrived to the always great Samo Sound Boy‘s set, there was a pleasantness in the air unlike other shows; a kind of unspoken knowledge of the oxytocin-laced, subtle booty-shake set that Disclosure was about to provide. And that’s exactly what it was. After opening with “Control”, the boys worked rather seamlessly together in their live show, leaving perhaps the entire audience with a smile on their face the entire time. Whatever it is they are doing, they are doing it right. I’m very much looking forward to the boundless future of Disclosure, and happily await their return.
Until then, get your digs with the interview, and their very awesome mix for The Fader below.
To kick start the festivities for our new monthly party BARBARY COAST in San Francisco – Our House Records affiliate Realboy has bombarded 50 tracks into a 5-minute mini mix, taking you on an accelerated trip through some of the best in electronic (and some true funk for good measure). Realboy will be performing at BARBARY COAST this Wednesday night @ Harlot alongside Clockwork, Samo Sound Boy, and Bones – so make sure you get out there early and beat the rush! Prepare for liftoff….
GDD™ is proud to be launching our first monthly event, Barbary Coast, in the beloved city of San Francisco this Wednesday at Harlot. For the first event, we’ve called upon our friends Clockwork and Samo Sound Boy of Body High Records to provide the soundtrack for the new happening, as well as sets from our own BONES and Our House Records’ Realboy. We’d love to have you come celebrate the big GDD move up north with us this Wednesday!
Few cool releases from a wide range of talented producers from all over the world out this week and what better way to be my eclectic bad self than slap them all into one post. Whether you’re an old-school fiend, an R&B aficionado, or on top of the new & trendy sounds of LA, there’s something below worth checking out. Either way, keep that booty shaking and those feet tapping. All EPs with streams and buy links (along with a bonus download) after the jump…
The latest EP forthcoming on Los Angeles imprint, Body High, is from label boss Samo Sound Boy. The 9th release on the newly founded label, 5 Dollar Paradiseconsists of 4 new originals featuring bouncy, Ghetto Techno with some obvious hits of Acid thrown in the mix. The EP will be available worldwide a week from today on the 25th, so I suggest you mark your calendars now. √+
Samo Sound Boy – 5 Dollar Paradise EP 1) 5 Dollar Paradise
2) Watch Me Ride
3) Drive Time
4) Acid Walk ft. Njena Reddd Foxxx
LOL Boys have recently parted ways, but Jerome has solidified his new musical direction with the creation of Los Angeles imprint, Body High, as well as his project DJ Dodger Stadium with Samo Sound Boy. His solo moniker will be Jerome LOL for now, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome him back to VS this Thursday. We’ll have support from some great local talent including O-BE1, DirtyDuo, Half N Half, and Orion.
Body High is an up and coming imprint located here in Los Angeles run by the boys of DJ Dodger Stadium — better known to most as Sam AKA Samo Sound Boy and Jerome Potter of LOL Boys. The guys have put out 6 releases since the label’s inception in October of 2011, and it seems as if they’re on a roll with A&R as they’ll be putting out an EP from Floyd Campbell next week as well as this new single, ‘Bubble Boy,’ from the young gun out of New Orleans, Jim-E Stack, on July 3rd. Looking forward to it in a big way after hearing this preview…
I’ve always felt like CONTROL at the Avalon provided a home away from home situation for the Trouble & Bass crew. Drop The Lime and AC Slater were some of the first acts that I ever saw at CONTROL, and it’s been great watching the artists and the party grow up together over the past 3 years. This week, the Heavy Bass Champions will return once more to 1735 Vine St. for a full-on takeover, featuring DJ sets from Drop The Lime, AC Slater, Star Eyes, The Captain, and Samo Sound Boy. What a lineup, right? Right.
Please RSVP names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted before 5:30PM on Friday.
$10 before 10PM
$15 before 11PM
Tunage: • T&B LA Take Over Mix – January 2012 Tracklist:
Redlight – Vampires
DTL – Shake Baby Shake
Star Eyes & UFO – Never Not
Bingo Players – Rattle
LKiD – 50,000 Watts
Willy Moon – I Wanna Be Your Man (Drop The Lime Remix)
Udachi – Put down De Gun
Tony Rocky Horror – Bump & Grizzle (Star Eyes Remix)
Caspa – Sir Rock A Lot
Little Jinder – Whatever We want (Kastle Remix)
Rustie – City Star
Drums of Death – Cold Lazarus (Starkey Remix)
Joker – My Trance Girl
Udachi – Shaolin Slumlord
Star Eyes – The Night (Deathface Remix)
GIVEAWAY! Send your names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com and 2 lucky winners will win tickets to this week’s show! Winner will be announced tomorrow afternoon.
As we draw near the end of 2011, we continue our VERSUS reign with an onslaught this week of nothing but TROUBLE & BASS. Thursday night we welcome Los Angeles resident Samo Sound Boy, the Trouble & Bass young gun whos made his imprint well known on the west coast for the Brooklyn-based bad man crew. Supporting the night will also be the LA division of Nightfreq, ARSNL & Ultra Cat. Opening and closing sets will be conducted by DJ SRSLY and OBE-1, respectively. If you need some boom boom in this brisk December, you don’t wanna miss out on this brigade.
I’ve been waiting for this one for a while as I’m sure many of you have. Trouble & Bass boss, Drop The Lime, is bringing his live band to the Avalon in Hollywood in 2 days, and I’ve heard only amazing things about this highly anticipated performance. In addition to this monstrous headliner, we will also witness another CONTROL appearance from GDD™ fav, Alex Metric, as well as the Finnish firestarter, Huoratron, and West Coast T&B rep, Samo Sound Boy. This is going to be a good one boys and girls.
Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM.
$10 before 10PM
$15 before 11PM
9:30-11:15PM : Matty Scoll
11:15-1:00AM : Alex Metric
1:00-1:45AM : Drop The Lime (Live)
1:45-3:00AM : Huoratron
3:00AM-Close : Samo Sound Boy