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Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo AKA The Bloody Beetroots ignited the dance music community this summer when it was announced that the gritty Dance Punk frontman had somehow found a way to team up with living legend Paul McCartney through mutual friend, Youth, in a London studio. The nearly unbelievable crossover single matches anthemic stadium rock riffs with Rifo’s inescapable dance mettle — a possible sign of the times for the rapid bridging of old and new music culture.

Rifo didn’t just stop with McCartney. The Bloody Beetroots’ new album, HIDE, out on Ultra Music on September 17th will feature an unheard of amount of top-tier collaboration, including legendary team-ups with Peter Frampton, Tommy Lee, Theophilus London, Penny Rimbaud, and more.

Before the highly anticipated release, however, Ultra is opening the door to some remixes of the album’s most buzzing track tomorrow, and GDD™ favorite Riva Starr has put together a raw, House’d up remix which we get to premiere for you today. Riva keeps Paul’s vocals in there (how could you ever take them away??) and throws in a nice bassline speaking to Riva’s SNATCH! style. Pick up the remixes tomorrow and get HIDE September 17th.

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

The legendary master of the decks, DJ Sneak, is lending his talents to the newest Fabriclive mix. This mix has something for everyone, Sneak’s meticulous track selection gives us a plethora of music styles from Chicago House gems to dark and popping techno. If that’s not enough to sell you, DJ Sneak had this to say about this recent mix, “I am very proud, excited and confident this mix will entertain for many years to come… As long as I’m alive, house music is not dead!”

Tracklisting and mix after the link!

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So we took last week off of The Dirt and we sincerely apologize for it, but what better way to come back this week than with a mouthwatering, user-submitted buttshot and a terrific 11-pack of tunes to get you ready for the weekend! As usual, we have a bit of everything in here, so either take our word for it and download everything via the zip files, or pick and choose which ones sound good to you. Happy Dirt day people.

JACKIN’ TECH HOUSE
Riva Starr, Major Lazer – Jump (The Martin Brothers Remix) √+ [Beatport]
Out last month on the Snatch! subsidiary label, Snatch! Special, this remix of Jump by Christian and Justin blends the familiar sounds of Snatch! and DirtyBird and is deservedly the first track on the compilation release.

VOCAL INDIE NU DISCO
Metronomy – Everything Goes My Way (Ewan Pearson Remix) √+ [Beatport]
I first heard this remix on Danny Daze‘s guest mix for Nic Fanciulli‘s Worldwide Sounds podcast. I love the original from Metronomy and Ewan Pearson sticks to the main elements while incorporating a great Nu Disco feel.

TECHNO + HOUSE
Lazy Ants & Rob Threezy – Chi to Rome (Mike Mago Remix) √+
Set for release next Monday the 19th, the Chi to Rome EP from Lazy Ants and Rob Threezy incorporates some of my favorite genres: Acid House, Chicago House, and Techno. This remix from BMKLTSCH Records head honcho, Mike Mago, delivers a bit of a Chicago House vibe while incorporating the repetition of a solid Techno tune.

EPIC DREAMWAVE
Cut Copy – Sun God (Andrew Weatherall Remix) √+
Cut Copy received a Grammy nod for Best Dance/Electronica Album a couple weeks ago for their fantastic Zonoscope LP, and in celebration they’ve released this nearly 9-minute epic remix from the legendary Brit, Andrew Weatherall. It’s a must have.

LUVSTEP
Traveler – Phantom (Original Mix) √+
I just posted on these guys earlier this week, but I felt like I needed to include this track in The Dirt this week because it’s been on such heavy rotation since I downloaded it on Monday. Keep a serious eye out for Traveler in 2012.

JONAH’S ZIP

 

DISCO

Gigamesh - Burnin’

Gigamesh is heating up the Winter by bringing back the classic “Disco Inferno” with great taste and extra grooves. It’s just another gem to add to the quality Gigamesh catalog.

HEAVY ELECTRO

 Uppermost – Positive [Beatport]

Uppermost displays his refined production skills with a harder hitting, Justice type sound in “Positive,” a track of off his latest release, Action.

DRUM ‘N’ BASS

Sigma – Do You Love [Beatport]

This round of the Dirt calls for a tune from the always dependable Sigma. I find it necessary to have a little up-tempo energy and this easily gets the job done.

BASS FUSION

 Rustie – All Nite

I’m sure you could relate on how good it feels to come across a great artist and my latest discovery is Glasgow’s Rustie. With a unique and distinct style, he’s definitely one to look out for, especially with support from BBC’s Annie Mac.

DUBSTEP

Metric – Collect Call (Adventure Club Remix)

They’re known for their remixes, and it’s to no surprise that Adventure Club has put together a great arrangement of Metric’s “Collect Call.” Having the foundation of great vocals to work with facilitates the production process, but they certainly take it a step further.

DOWNTEMPO

 Emancipator – Elephant Survival

Emancipator is one of my favorite producers to chill to and with his laidback, flowing vibe, there’s not much else I could ask for. If you don’t already “like” his Facebook, I suggest you do so as he gave this track out for free today after reaching 30,000 fans!

TOKS’ ZIP

 

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all photos courtesy of Sonar Press

This weekend we were at the legendary Sonar Festival in one of our favorite European cities, Barcelona. Founded 18 years ago, Sonar was the first ever daytime contemporary music festival in a European city and despite its renowned status, it’s avoided slipping into mainstream territory by continuing to showcase fresh talent.

Taking place across three days and two nights, the first thing that struck us was Sonar’s ability to coordinate such a multitude of electronic acts, hosted at two very different settings without overstepping the vibe at each spot.  The 12 til 9 daytime event is a super chilled affair taking place at Barcelona’s beautiful cultural centre, just a stones throw from the Ramblas. By contrast, the 10pm til 7am night event was a rager at Fira Gran Via, a convention centre on the outskirts west of the city. While we’d love to cover every highlight from the weekend, there were just too many great moments, so instead we’ll bring you a varied shortlist of what made us tick:

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BCN With just 3 days to go until Sonar in Barcelona here’s a quick heads up for the week ahead. On top of a stunning Sonar festival lineup, Barcelona plays host to over 100 Off Sonar events, and we’ve taken the liberty to whittle down our picks for those outside shows:

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