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My love for The Bloody Beetroots has blossomed yet again. I had the opportunity to catch an unplugged set the last time they were in Hollywood, and seeing this softer side to the musicians was pretty surreal. I mean, usually you have Sir Bob and co. rippin’ and tearin’ around on stage yellin’ god knows what and rockin’ that shit like it’s still the 80′s and metal is still cool as fuck. But beneath it all are some amazingly talented musicians (no surprise here), and this track with Theophilus London really hammers that point home. Jazz, hip-hop, rock drums, back up singers, WHAT IS THIS! I don’t know, but I’m into it. Rock on.

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.

Lauded Parisian imprint, Kitsuné, are back today with the second edition of Kitsuné America, featuring a compilation of 15 tracks from electrifying talent from the United States including Theophilus London, Toro y Moi, Gigamesh, Jim-E Stack, and many more. Incorporating a wide range of talent, Kitsuné “pushes yet again the boundaries of reason by gathering as ever a diverse and quirky selection of tracks which stick to no rules but their own.” In addition to this release, the Kitsuné family will be touring America in May, kicking off this week at Output in New York with Fred Falke and a DJ set from Foals. Full tour info after the jump. Pick up the compilation in the Kitsuné webstore and have a listen to the compilation mini-mix from Jerry Bouthier below.

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After an epic saga of a weekend @ Coachella Music Festival, the GDD™ crew return from the desert with a battered brain of new music to better prepare for the massive summer to come. This week, our very own Bones and Toks have answered the call to serving you with a dirty bundle of tunes fit for the festival-goer in all of us. Whether from artists that played Coachella, or just some of the key sounds that embody the stages, this team has it down for you and each specific playlist. Get your sweaty wristbands on them and let a’ rip.

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Theophilus London has recruited an all star lineup for his “Timez Are Weird These Nights” remix album with Scream, Crookers, Brodinski, Disco Pusher and many more on board.  The remix album also features the prolific and always enticing Mr. Fred Falke.  Nothing is more pleasing to the ears than seven glorious minutes of a Fred Falke bassline.

REAL LOVE…

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Besides being the most stylistically forward cat in the game right now, Theophilus London is quickly staking his name among the world’s top young rappers. I’ve got two great remixes to kick-start your weekend. The first one is a freshly released remix of ‘Why Even Try‘ by Remix Artist Collective (RAC). This lighthearted remix makes you want to want to skip across street corners and stroke your lover’s cheek while whispering sweet nothings. Boston’s Soul Clap speeds up and trips out ‘Flying Overseas‘, muffling Theo’s voice to have it gently ride along some eerily warm pads and always necessary 808s.

Theophilus London – Why Even Try (RAC Remix)

Theophilus London – Flying Overseas (Soul Clap’s EFunk Remix)

Bonus vibez:

Grown Folk – Steady Moving (LOL Boys VIP Re-Edit)

From the early to mid-2000s, if you saw a track that had the words “featuring Erlend Øye” as part of the track name, you knew you were in for a treat.  Erlend Øye‘s silky smooth voice made him a favorite amongst many artists to collaborate with, including Röyksopp, Phonique, Feist & DJ Hell.  On top of being the go-to guy for an artist in need of a top tier vocal collab, he also had his hands in several personal projects including Kings of Convenience & The Whitest Boy Alive.  Erlend Øye has been on sabbatical over the last few years and since then, one man has proven to be a worthy successor as The Man With The Golden Touch: Theophilus London.

In baseball, he’s a five-tool player.  In basketball he’s a triple double threat.  No matter what genre he’s lyrically slicin’ & dicin’, Theophilus London gets the job done in the coolest way possible.   He’ll take a dreamwave track from Futurecop! & make it dreamier.  He’ll take an electro-sex song from Jimmy Edgar & make it electric.  And just when you think a tune by Ellie Goulding can’t get any better, he makes a pop tune POP.

His new single, “Last Name London”, is the first track off his highly anticipated debut LP “Timez Are Weird These Days” (Out July 19th).  Ungh.

Theophilus London – Last Name London by aRod | GottaDanceDirty™

Here’s a round-up of some golden moments by Mr. London:
• Theophilus London – Wine & Chocolates
• Maximum Balloon – Groove Me (feat. Theophilus London)
• Jimmy Edgar – Hot Raw Sex (feat. Theophilus London)
• Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (Penguin Prison Remix feat. Theophilus London)
• Theophilus London – Humdrum Town

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Bask in the warm, glo-y goodness of my new Spring mix:

:: aRod SpringGlo 2010 Mix ::

:: aRod SpringGlo 2010 Mix ::  by  aRod@GottaDanceDirty

Tracklist
001 – MillionYoung – Cynthia
002 – Memoryhouse – To the Light House (MillionYoung Remix)
003 – Theophilus London – Humdrum Town
004 – Auxillary tha Masterfader – Disco Bitch
005 – Michael Zager Band – Let’s All Chant (DATA Remix)
006 – Zebra Baby – +1
007 – Priors – What You Need (GRUM Remix)
008 – Blänk – DJ play That Rave Arpeggio
009 – The Vanish – Hold On (Gemini Club Remix)
010 – Flight Facilities – Crave You (The C90s Remix)
011 – Holy Ghost! – On Board
012 – GRUM – Can’t Shake This Feeling
013 – Jump Jump Dance Dance – Show Me the Night (Human Life’s West Coast Girls Remix)
014 – Copacabana Club – Just Do It (Boss in Drama Remix)
015 – Butterfly Bones – UR Hott
016 – Glass Candy – Feeling Without Touching
017 – Berndsen – Lover in the Dark
018 – The xx – Shelter (Them Jeans Drum Edit)
019 – Fear of Tigers – I Can Make the Pain Disappear (Monsieur Adi Remix)

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