November friends! This weekend, I travel up to San Francisco to play at Harlot alongside our favorite lady DJ, Anna Lunoe. To get the festivities started, we bring you to our second edition of the not-so-serious GDD Quick-hitter interview. Instead of the textbook bullroar, we asked Anna (5) questions on the lighter side, giving you a down-to-earth response from the climbing aussie DJ and producer… just for the jokes.
GDD: What was the first dance/electronic song you heard growing up? AL: Underworld “Born Slippy” is a song that I remember getting very strong feelings for at a really young age. I had probably heard some early nineties pop house like Rhythm of the NIght etc before that but I remember the chords of Born Slippy really pulling me in and then the drop was so straight tough – made me appreciate the magic of repetitive loud music. A great life lesson.
GDD: Before producing/DJing what did you see yourself doing/becoming? AL: I wanted to interview musicians on the radio and tv. Classic shadow creative move.
GDD: Most embarrassing moment at a gig you played? AL: I cant think of anything major but thats not to say it hasnt happened. I probably just blocked it out… CDs stopping and stuff like that isn’t even embarrassing to me so It would need to be somekind of fall or something but (knock on wood) It hasn’t happened yet….
GDD: If you could go b2b with any celebrity who would it be? AL: It’s a toss up between Beyonce, Rajon Rondo and Paul Rudd.
GDD: Name one thing you love about San Francisco…. and are you excited for this weekend’s show @ Harlot? AL: Every show i have ever done in san fran has pretty much ruled so Djing is my favorite thing to do there. A bad san fran show cannot happen. I wont allow it. I can’t wait!
The San Francisco based POPGANG Records is pleased to announce “Morning Light”, the first single from bay area jackin’ balearic deep house producer Light Echo. Warm analog synths and vocoders drive the classic yet modern disco vibes of the release.. Additionally, The EP features a tropical B-side re-dub from Light Echo, an Indie Dance remix from POPGANG records bosses, Manics; and a blissed out deep cut from Fritz Carlton to close out the release. Listen below and pick up the EP today on Beatport!
Don’t frown on it being a monday, we have a huge treat for you. The SF native JAYKO has chosen GDD to be the exclusive outlet for his new EP “Deep In The Jungle.” Driven by the San Francisco bassline spirit, this 4-track release features bouncey, deep driven chords and funky melodies that encompass all things deep house and booty-tech to the bone. Grab the full EP below for FREE, and keep your eye on JAYKO!
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Thats right, Gotta Dance Dirty has teamed up with WinterSalt to give away 2 tickets to the 2-day festival featuring the likes of Zedd, Travis Barker, Dillion Francis, Paper Diamond, Diplo, DJ Shadow, Theophilus London, St. Lucia, Viceroy, No Shirt No Shoes DJs, and many more. The festival takes place on the 28th and 29th of December, and is sure to be a doozie! Special thanks to BLAP Productions for putting this incredible event on.
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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….
Goldenvoice SF is bringing yet another dubstep mastermind, Rusko, to the Regency Ballroom (venue change/Warfield tickets honored at the door) on Tuesday, April 24th. Fresh off of his latest full-length release, Songs, he’ll be dropping new tracks while participating in his usual on-stage antics. We’ve seen Rusko several times and he consistently plays some of the most entertaining shows in dubstep. Give yourself a reason to go out on a Tuesday and grab tickets here.
STS9 will be heading to the Bay Area this weekend with shows the Fox Theater Oakland this Friday (4/20) and Saturday (4/21). After much success with their past “Great Cycle Spectacles” shows, it is set to be an excellent two-night run with plenty of aesthetically pleasing lights and visuals. As if that wasn’t enough, they are bringing Nosaj Thing for their support on Friday, and also MiM0SA on Saturday. Join us for the festivities that will ensue in just a few days.
Good morning! We apologize for the lack of the usual update on Monday that was due to our server being down. Today’s news includes a wealth of information on Avicii, I Love This City Festival (SF/SD), Lightning in a Bottle, The Music Box, Keys N Krates, Justin Martin, Mary Anne Hobbs, Sympho Nympho, SBTRKT, Body Language Vol. 11, & Ibiza 123 Rocktronic. Please read on after the jump.
This Friday, March 9th the collective Animal Alumni bring you the Kitsune disco phenom Gigamesh to SOM BAR in the Mission. Gigamesh (formerly part of Señor Stereo and Discotech) has been making his mark for several years in dance clubs around the world with his own popular blend of remixes and recent widely supported self-titled EP. Supporting the night will be local heroes JUST and Griffin Camper. Prepare yourself for top notch tune-age in an intimate setting. Limited presale tickets are available now, get em ASAP, they will sell out.
When? Friday, March 9th Where? SOM Bar, 2925 16th St, San Francisco