Before Major Lazer was the Major Lazer that the masses have come to know, the project was a split effort between Diplo and production guru Switch. Now unveiling his new With You. project, Switch has returned to our airwaves. A collaboration with Vince Staples, “Ghost” is a cheeky blend of house and hip-hop that really hit me hard the first time. It’t not an easy auditory bridge to gap, but they’e done it seemlessly.
After a huge grand opening last week w/ Clockwork and Just Blaze, we continue the fall madness with another big double headliner booking for iHeartComix Sundays @ LURE. This week, we welcome a very special DJ set from Two Door Cinema Club along their North American tour. On top of that, we welcome the original genius behind Major Lazer, mister Dave Taylor aka Switch. Supporting the night will be Lights Down Low boss Sleazemore and our very own Troy Kurtz. With a new venue and a new vibe, this is sure to be one for the books! This event will reach capacity, so please RSVP and arrive before 11pm to guarantee entry.
To get on our guestlist, email RSVP@gottadancedirty.com with full names and plusses if any! $10 before 11pm | $15 after
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The folks at Epiphany Presents are putting on quite the party next Thursday, Feb. 28th at Exchange in Downtown Los Angeles, with sets from Digitalism, Switch, Classixx, Rhythm Monks, and more. With a lineup fit for a main stage and a venue perfectly apt, THE LOT will be an amazing night and we have 2 pairs of tickets to give away. Enter below through Punchtab for your chance to win! Winners will be announced next Tuesday. Buy tickets here and find more info on the event hereContinue Reading
Well this should be a rager. We’ve teamed up with Hyundai‘s Re:Mixlab and Elektro Magazine for a FREE event this Saturday in Downtown Los Angeles with a festival-style lineup including Switch, Brenmar, BetaTraXx, Whiiite, Bones, and Bixel Boys. If the lineup and free entry didn’t give you some movement in the lumber yard, how about an open bar from doors until close? Yep, it’s happening.
RSVP is required for entry. Just sign up HEREand arrive early!
Major Lazer is at the forefront of dance music genre fusion. Diplo‘s innovative style has taken influence from Dancehall, Hip Hop, and Reggae, and injected the contemporary sounds of Electro and Moombahton — creating a distinct flavor unmatched by any of his peers. Following up the 2009 debut album, Guns Don’t Kill People — Lazers Do, Switch-less Major Lazer will be releasing the sophomore album Free The Universe on November 6th via Downtown Records. The album will feature massive collaborations including Tyga, Wyclef Jean, and Flux Pavillion, as well as this first single, “Get Free,” with Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors. This music video directed by SoMe truly illuminates the inspiration Diplo finds for his music in Jamaica — giving credit to the culture and people that influence the creed of Major Lazer.
SAN FRANCISCO: Goldenvoice SF is bringing you the raw, performed-live electro of The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 on June 28th. The Italian anarchy, along with Switch and Destructo, will be taking place at The Regency Ballroom. The Beetroots Death Crew 77 put on an exhilarating live show which will destroy you. Their masterful stage presence, in addition to their blasting drums and guitar shreddage, will definitely not disappoint. So bring your masks and join the party, it’ll be a night for books.
You know the drill Los Angeles, and this Friday is one for the books. Mad Decent and Dubsided. Switch and Diplo. MAJOR. LAZER. Accompanying them on the main stage tonight will be Dim Mak’s tower of power Them Jeans, a 3 person midi controlled live set by GDD fav’s PeaceTreaty, along with ///myself and resident hero Mr. White, with an opening set by Dj N.
3:15 – 5///BONES
Pre-Sale tix are SOLD OUT, but you can still come early and pay at the door, the first 100 people will get in for $20, and I think its $25 going up to $35 after that. EARLY ARRIVAL is HELL OF SUGGESTED.
MAJOR TUNES: To celebrate the festivities tonight, grab this new remix the lazer duo has released as part of the remix packet v. 1 from Cajmere’s classic “Percolator”. Also, a crazy ass remix of Mowgli’s “Nu Skool” by the PeaceTreaty boys.
Also, in the GDD House Party™ (aka Jerry Louis room) of the Avalon, come check out some great local talent from our friends and familia. The Jerry Louis room is located in the room to the right of the main stage, in front of the smoking patio.
Aside from being a slacking blogger I still love to share the best. To to share a bite size of what my saturday night was like at the 2009 nocturnal festival, taking place in beautiful (ahem) San Bernadino, California. (It actually was great weather) With media/photo passes to myself, GDD took Nocturnal by one man storm. After the 2 hour wait on the 10/215 freeway change (and the retardation of parking at raves) I got the privilege of taking great photos onstage, and I had time to ask a couple questions to a few familiar names:
Me: What do you like most about playing in California?
RUSKO: Everything, thats why I moved out here!
Me: What? Really? You moved here?
RUSKO: Haha, Yeah man, everything for this music is in LA.
Me: You were absolutely brutal man, LA loves you – you killed it!
RUSKO: Haha thanks man, I’m a Cali-resident now, you know that!
and Dave Taylor….
Me: Do you think there is a decline of dubstep in the UK with all the thriving genres of electronic music there? Do you think maybe thats why the dubstep scene has become so popular in the states?
Switch: (Laughs) …What do you think?
Me: I think no one can stop the dubstep.
Switch: (Laughs) Well there you have it man, grab yourself a drink. (motions towards his bucket of alcoholic treasures)
Me: Is it true afrojack is suing diplo for stealing the ‘pon de floor’ riddim and giving him no credit?
Switch: I’ve actually heard about that yeah…(laughs)
Heres your dose cadets:
Murdering the dub stage at 1 in the morning, Rusko brought the bass pain we know and love, and He was a really cool guy to talk with. This jam is that pure filth.
This is a Switch mash up from his essential mix, cutting up Jayou’s ‘Crack Hands’ and Major Lazer’s ‘Keep it goin louder,’ Then dropping into the dubby King Jammy’s ‘Judgement Day.’ He was hilarious to meet and stuff like this makes him above the curve.
Laidback Luke was the best performance by far, owning the crowd by clashing his rave anthem house tracks with fresh new electro jams we all know and love. Here was the kicker though, in all its California Massive glory.