I remember hearing about the Trouble & Bass crew years ago when I was at college in southern Virgina, just starting to get into electronic music and captivated by their exotic heavy bass and dark gotham aesthetic. Now, years later, I am so happy to call all of them my friends and to celebrate their monumental 7th anniversary.
Drop The Lime, Star Eyes and AC Slater have been straight hustlin’ the past 7 years and with so many amazing releases, the best fucking parties I’ve been to in Brooklyn and a Culture Clash win under their belt, it’s clear that this crew dominates crypts to clubs. To celebrate they’ll be hitting the west coast to perform this weekend and have shared this dope mix from AC Slater to get you ready to rave to the grave T&B style.
Ravers & Gentlemen!
This Friday @ Avalon marks another invasion of the NY wrecking crew Trouble & Bass. This go round we welcome Drop The Lime back to the decks, along with Star Eyes, Strange VIP, special guest Brillz, and our own Troy Kurtz warming things up.
This week in the Honey lounge (GDD room) we have Dirtybird’s own Mark Starr in the house, along with Anabatic’s Kirin Rider from San Francisco! PLUS – a very special secret guest set from some people playing the main room… do NOT miss out!
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5PM on Friday.
$15 before 11pm
“I want you to all smell a dubplate because they smell really good. You might never get to smell one ever again…”
Vivian Host, aka Star Eyes hands me a dusty disc, an old DnB record from Renegade Hardware. I smell it and have to admit, it smells perfect. Like old musty books but better, because it’s music. On the bed sits Jess Gentile, better known as Jubilee. We’re chillin’ in the infamous 181 spot in Brooklyn, Vivian’s current residence, while our lovely photographer, Kaitlin Parry of Shoot People, sets up for this Gotta Dance Dirty exclusive look into the lives and music of two of the best bass DJs and producers around.
2013 is without a doubt Trouble & Bass’ year. The Brooklyn-based label and DJ collective has so many upcoming releases and is making so many big moves that I had to chat with Luca Venezia of Drop The Lime fame and founder of the dark creative collective to make sure I had everything straight. And after witnessing the face melting awesomeness at their BASS CLASH event with Mixpak a few weeks ago, I’ve gotta say that these dark Dons are leaders in their field and definitely ones to watch.
Closing out 2012 with their signature heavy bass sound, Trouble & Bass released their first volume of Clash of the Damned today, and I can’t get enough. This 10 track compilation is filled with collabs from artists around the world repping London, Portugal, Estonia, Finland and the United States and showing us just how fresh dance music can be. Spanning genres like house, dubstep, club music and rap the whole compilation is dark and delicious, definitely on repeat today!
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
• T&B LA Take Over Mix – January 2012
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)
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.
With the T&B takeover at CONTROL at the Avalon this Friday, it only made sense to premiere the new Star Eyes EP, The Night, for you guys this afternoon! Set for release on January 17th on Trouble & Bass, the EP features the original from Star Eyes as well as remixes from Hostage, Deathface, and Bad Looks. The melodic original mix is equipped with chilling vocals, light airy synths, and a gripping grungy sound found in the peak of the track. The trio of remixes goes in all directions. Hostage embarks on an uptempo journey while utilizing Star Eyes’ stems very well, Deathface brings out the big guns as he throws in some major whomps and wiggles, and The Bad Looks remix incorporates some breaky drums and even furthers the wonky, grungy synth used in the original.
Enjoy streaming the EP before the release on the 17th, and make sure to come check out Star Eyes drop it this Friday at the Avalon!
Coming off another sold out friday last week with Nero, CONTROL welcomes a monster DJ set by El Hornet of Australia’s DNB powerhouse Pendulum, alongside Trouble & Bass queen Star Eyes. Support on the bill includes the infamous Mr. White, a special opening set by Andy D’Arrigo, and your own BONES to close out the night. If you think you don’t know how big a night this is gonna be, look in your itunes and search “The Island” – then blare that track out until you race to email Jonah. Do so below:
RSVP to Jonah@GottaDanceDirty.com
$20 before 10PM
$25 before 11PM
930 – 11 Andy D’Ariggo
11 – 12 Mr White
12 – 130 Pendulum (DJ set)
130 – 3 Star Eyes
3 – cl ///BONES
• Pendulum – Ransom (Original Mix)
• Pendulum – The Island (Madeon Remix) √+
Big ups to our reader submitted GDD babe of the week!
After a short hiatus for the festive season, we’re back to bring you the first Dirt of 2011! Starting the year off strong, this week we’ve a fresh 14 in store, accumulating some of the hottest tracks in tropical tech, disco-house, electro and dubstep. Fear not Dirty Dancers, we will indeed be back with another helping next week. Whether it lands on a Wednesday or Saturday is up to the powers that be, but feel free to stick your oar in by voicing your thoughts on our facebook page and the comments section below.
Without further ado, it gives me great pleasure to dish The Dirt, number 22…
Southern California do we have a treat for you! The Heavy Bass Champions of the world will be making their way over to the left coast to give Los Angeles and Orange County a double dose of the Trouble & Bass stylie. On Friday night, the T&B crew will take the reigns of CONTROL at the Avalon with sets by Drop The Lime, AC Slater, Star Eyes, The Captain, and Samo Sound Boy. Word is there might even be a tag team set at the end of the night…
Don’t worry if you can’t want to make the trek up north on Friday, because Drop The Lime and AC Slater will come down to you! Luca and Aaron will be playing at Sutra nightclub at Triangle Square in Costa Mesa on Sunday night.
Please RSVP names to firstname.lastname@example.org to be on either of our discount ticket guestlists. Please specify which event you are RSVPing to by saying CONTROL/BATTERY or LA/OC. Both events are 18+
Pricing (for both events):
21+: $10 before 11pm
18+: $15 before 11pm
If you haven’t heard yet, AC Slater has teamed up with Dell Harris on a project called AC & Dell. It features music written and produced by AC Slater and vocals by Dell as well as a few guest appearances from Drop The Lime, Ninjasonik, Megan Thomas, and more. The guys have been kind enough to give you the entire album for free as well as let you see the exclusive for their brand new video for ‘Right Now.’ If you can make it out this Friday, make sure to catch AC Slater’s set as Dell will be hopping on stage to do a few of their songs live. Here are a couple of my favorites from the album. What do you guys think about their new venture?