Made up of heavy ones, light ones, deep ones, and dirty ones – GDD big wigs Jonah Berry and BONES bring you the 103rd edition of the dirt, with (10) freebies both classic and fresh to add to your arsenal. Dig in kids….
Chicago is taking over LA this Friday @ CONTROL… To celebrate our midway homies making the trek out here, BONES has teamed up with Chi-town’s resident hero DJ PHNM for the 98th edition of the dirt, and very dirty one at that. BONES gives you a taste of everything per usual, and PHNM gives you the best of the snare rolls. No more explaining – we shall cut just cut to the chase and provide you with boomin tunes. Enjoy.
What better way to present a triple header dirt with a tri-dirt babe? This week, the musical stylings of Bones, KMOC and Burn Unit present to you (15) tracks to end your week and get the MF-in weekend started. With Pacific Festival grooving in the OC and Electric Zoo getting massive in NY, we’re giving you coast-to-coast tunage for your festival preparations or any shenanigans you might be getting into. Pick the ones you like, or just grab em all from the zip files – ya’ll know the drill.
Bouncin back into the mix like the lovely girls above, Tamara Sky and Bones have served up a tasty 80th edition of THE DIRT with (10) curated tracks to get through your anxious Friday and onto the weekend festivities. Tamara showcases the darker side of bass driven styles, while Bones features 5 high energy must-have club tracks that the artists have been kind enough to giveaway to their fans…
The Dirt #78 is all wrapped up and ready to go courtesy of aRod + Steven N. Ewald. This week’s Dirt brings you Summertime in various ways. While the aRod selections may be better served during the day while tannin’ that ass, Mr. Ewald’s tracks take you deep into the Summer night as you’re shakin’ + slappin’ that ass. It’s a soundtrack fitting for how your Summer days and nights should unfold. Cocktailing, beach frolicking + making out in the sand during the day followed by gritty, dirty, grind it out dance parties until 5am. If that sounds like your Summer agenda, then The Dirt #78 brought to you by aRod + Steven N. Ewald is just what you need.
For the 72nd installment of The Dirt, I’m teaming up with GDD’s newest member Tamara Sky, who also happens to be my sister in Overthrow. We’ve packed together some of our secret weapons to kick-start your summer indulgences. If you get really turned on by Tamara’s picks, you can catch her tonight at VERSUS. 10 tracks for download after the jump.
Trev and I are back on Dirty Duty for the 57th round of The Dirt. As the year comes to a close, I know I can speak on behalf of the entire GDD family that we are so stoked to be able to spread such great dance music to all corners of the globe (and a big thanks to EVERYONE we’ve seen throughout the year wearing our GDD apparel). This week, BONES dishes out some amazing house cuts, and I’ve snuck in a couple songs that I’ve just finished that I hope you enjoy.
Winter is just around the corner, and I know you dirty dancers can feel it. The best way to stay warm and keep that body movin? Why, your weekly dose of The Dirt of course. Today we bring you some of the top tunes procured by none other than aRod and BONES, a collaboration that represented the Official Pacific Festival mixtape, and then some. In this edition, we’ve decided to share with you our favorites in the Deep House category. Culminating from the origins of Garage, Soul, UK Funky, and good ol’ House, we’ve selected some of our favorites both classic and current. Enjoy these while you’re gettin’ it done, whether for serious or for play. DO WORK, AND GO DEEP.
Like many others, I’ve been obsessed with this heavenly piece of soulful deep disco/deep house for the last month. It’s made appearances on some of the season’s best mixtapes (including Goldroom & Zimmer) along with countless makeout mixtapes all over the world.
As we eagerly await the release of Jonas Rathsman’s “Tobago”, here’s an overlooked nugget of his from a few months back. This deep, 90s-tinged, house throwback is a nice lead in to “Tobago”. According to our man Leon at FRΞNCH ΞXPRΞSS, “Tobago” will be out in two weeks, which, under every circumstance, is Leon’s answer for all release dates: “TWO WEEKS”.
The Art Department Essential Mix has become the most universally revered mix of 2011 here on GDD™. We Spotified the original version of this track on The Dirt #50 and today we feature the slightly deeper Aba Therapy Version which appeared on the Essential Mix. Set the mood with this one.
This is another track in heavy rotation this month. Marcos Cabral takes the poppiness of the original out and adds a deep Balearic disco touch to this track, co-written (with vocals added) by Tesla Boy.
• Storm Queen – Look Right Through
I’m gonna book end my picks with another track featuring Damon C. Scott vocals, this time with Storm Queen, aka Morgan Geist. It’s a classic piece of deep boogie that’s an homage to house music’s Chicago & Detroit roots.
Introducing the secret crew of some well-known former stage magicians, members of Claptone came to bring magic to your DJ-bag with 4 slices of jacking house. Less than a week out and already heavily supported by the likes of Tensnake, Julio Bashmore, Jesse Rose, Claude VonStroke, Round Table Knights, and Hot Chip (just to name a few). Make ‘em Clap To This.
Our london boy T.E.E.D. takes this Ballad straight to the moon in a deep bass shuttle. You may laugh at that now but once the low end takes off you’ll be scrambling for your space helmet. Another stellar release on Crosstown Rebels.
The elusive Belgians duo take house in its earliest (Garage) form – soulful vocals, über simple piano tunes, and simply added bass. This leaves you with one of the year’s best dance tracks, and some of the most purified house out there!
Another side project of the UK jack of all trades Hervé (YL) and Trevor Loveys (LBT). This tune is the proud bastard child of UK Garage, UK Funky and 2-step in the best way a collaboration could produce, one of the many creations on Herve’s new Deep Thrills vol. 1 full length VA release.
This week’s edition of the Dirt comes to you from the musical stylings of BONES and TRE. Can’t say much to start you off other than these top tunes are hot off the press and we wouldn’t wanna share the news with anyone else but our very own dirty dancers. In a sense, all the tracks below are what’s been deemed in the blogosphere as “highly recommended” (if you will). Now dig in kids.
•Surkin – Orbital Highway (Voodoo Mix) √+
I don’t know whether its his infamous 909 + stabbing lead combo, or the magic of creating intergalactic ghetto-tech, but France’s little bad boy just gets it— and you should (get this) too.
•Zeds Dead – Rumble In The Jungle (Original Mix)√+
Had to show some love for ZD’s new tribal bass anthem. Something about the congas, wood block and meanest low end that takes you straight to the Jungle. *Check out our girl Mollie Tarlow’s video from the Mad Decent tuneHERE
•Bastian Van Shield – Nobody (Original Mix)
Bastian Van Shield takes us on a fidget techy ride that breaks down into a legendary monologue that any DJ would appreciate. From there, its vocal sampling behind the wheel of this bouncy bus ride.
•Dark & Stormy – Para Los Chicos√+
Everything this kid touches turns to gold! This brand new track from the Boston underground legend is a tech-heads wet dream. Para Los Chicos never gives the listener a dull moment with it’s intricate percussion, dark reminiscent chords and overall groove, make sure to grab this gem! *Oh and by the way, Dark & Stormy has sent us this track as an exclusive for this week’s dirt!
What’s up dirty dancers? I have spent much of this morning reminiscing about how epic Labor day weekend was and in particular the songs that made it that much more memorable. As I traveled through a haze of clubs, bars and pool parties, I was exposed to a variety of different EDM genres which all served their surrounding atmospheres very well. To get you through this week, Tropicool and myself have teamed up to bring you a variety of memorable music that will hopefully put a big smile on your face and a hop to your step.
This one is a dark and pumping monster. With a simple and automated bassline that never gets old, this song just keeps building you up and leaving you wanting more. Maa Bashi has really given us a dark anthem here, seriously get ready to bare your teeth.
If you haven’t already picked up Watch The Throne then I seriously recommend you do so ASAP. For all of you who have not been living under a rock for the last two weeks then you should grab Caligula‘s remix of Ni**as In Paris, it’s pure fire!
It’s pretty much a guarantee that anything Pierce Fulton touches will be huge and his latest remix is no exception. This remix is a further demonstration of Pierce’s progressive genius. Complete with catchy vocal hooks, a unique bassline and those plucks that you know and love, this remix is not one to miss!
• Lifelike – Motion A king of ever-building disco house has released yet another gem. Fast, melodic, full of magical sounds.
• Tyson – Strangers This mysterious man from london has leaked another track on the inter-web. Signature Tyson sound atop some funky chords and riffs. Everything he touches turns to gold while he wears a scary skull mask.
• Kamp! – Cairo (Moullinex Remix) Kamp! has been around for a few years now, first stumbling upon them when they had below 200 song listens on their myspace with the single ‘Breaking a Ghost’s Heart’. I knew this trio from poland would be huge as their new single has just been featured as the opening track on the Magician’s Magic Tape 14.
• Flight Facilities – Feelin’ The B-side to the Foreign Language EP. Groovy old school disco with a touch of modern flair and quite the dancey thump after the drop. Similar to some of Cassian’s older material.
• Doctor Dru & Adana Twins – Juicy Fruit The opening to this song has listeners believing that Biggie is about start flowing, however, that quickly transforms into a sun-kissed summers day where you’ve got a cold cocktail in one hand and a big breasted babe in the other. MMM tasty cakes.