Once dubbed by the holy Pete Tong as “Brazil’s answer to Daft Punk,” the latin synth lords are at it again with almost an hour of music for the already famous Solé Bicycles: Fixtape Series. This tape in particular is a great collection of italio-disco with heavy synth chords, jazzy percussion, and funky basslines. I feel like I’m in a late 80s dancehall taking crazy pills and wearing pants that match the wallpaper in your grandma’s bathroom; which is a GREAT thing. As always, the production & selection onfthe mix is sublime. Thank you, The Twelves, we’re always itching for more.
This year we are amped to be joining forces once again with our good buddies in Collaborative Media and Dim Mak to bring you the 2011 Pacific Festival in Orange County. The makings of the answer to a ‘SoCal Outsidelands’, the Pacific Festival is putting together the perfect balance of summer music now in a proper location for all festival-goers. With a relocated festival site to Oak Canyon Ranch (recent location of Lightning In A Bottle) and a full day of music starting @ 10am, this year’s Pacific Fest is gonna show off the true summer festival atmosphere in its deserved setting. Getting a huge boost from last year, the 2011 lineup is staggering (Just find your favorite groove makers below):
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Sooooo much ♥ for The Twelves…remixes, mix tapes, original production, DJ sets, you name it, I dig it. The Twelves are fucking phenomenal. They’ve been a bit under the radar this year but are back with two new remixes: an updated re-jiggle of Black Strobe’s classic 2002 electro jam, “Me and Madonna” (Kitsuné Records) and a rework of “Violent Love” by the always disco delicious Munk(GOMMA Records on Beatport).
Saturdays festivities at HARD SUMMER 2010 turned out to be an overall success, with a great new outdoor venue in the LA Historic State Park. Even though the event seemed to be under-sold, it made out for an easier-to-roam experience with little or no mess of crowd congestion. The only beef I had was with the strictness of the beer garden, where they made you get a 21+ wristband, then show your ID again before you entered the garden, then after you left you had to rip it off and show them you did so that you would have to do it all over again if you wanted another drink. Whatever though, they had to be super cautious about everything given the spotlight of concern.
Everyone put on high energy sets (with the exception of Crappy Castles), with new tracks dropping left and right. The radio Soulwax crew however, took the taco. Erol Alkan, Tiga and the Techno Tuxedos themselves put on extraordinary performances, keeping arms in the air and warming the breezy summer night. Erol owned the day, Tiga dazzled the harder stage with his tech-y touch, and Soulwax despite having their set cut short due to a late start, proved to be worth it all with their raw, live magic. Caspa, Skream and Benga all provided superb bass on the harder stage during the day. I can’t complain about anyone’s set, except for the over-production put into Crystal Castles stage performance with such horrible sound. Figure that one out guys – definitely not worthy to be deemed the second headliner. But to end on a positive note, the festival went exceptionally well for only going til midnight! Cheers!
Southern Californian trio, Fiero, have released a new mixtape that will get all of your sun-splashed pool parties groovin’ this summer. With remixes and originals from Futurecop!, Grey Ghost, The Twelves, and GRUM, how could you not want to put on those short shorts and bikinis and show everyone your best cannonball? So just press play and soak up those rays…
Gotta Dance Dirty™ favorites The Twelves and GRUM are making a stop in San Francisco at Mighty this Friday and we’re teaming up with BandsInSanFran to give away two tickets to the first lucky party to email me at tronjeremy at gottadancedirty dot com with their first and last names and the title of their favorite GRUM remix.
After averaging a triple double on another blog and coming off an MVP-caliber season, I was recently acquired by Gotta Dance Dirty via a mid-season trade and I couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of the GDD championship crew.