Jesse Rose is not new to the label game. After initiating his first label Front Room over 10 years ago, he’s since seen the growth of two more labels: Made To Play and Play It Down. With Made To Play being a major facet during the 2009-2010 era of “fidget house” (as well as the home to REAL tropical house like Round Table Knights’ “Calypso”) and Play It Down making a name for itself amongst underground kingpins like Oliver Dollar, Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Guti and more, you would think Jesse Rose would lie comfortably amongst his multitude of successes. But this is not the case, and now we see him restlessly launching his newest label venture: A-Sided. After announcing just over a week ago, we already know the first release is coming in the form of a collab between himself and Claude VonStroke, there’s two launch parties coming up in Los Angeles and Miami, and things are moving quickly.
We’re proud to be a part of the label’s launch party in Miami this year, a daytime jaunt with a stacked lineup of some of house music’s most highly-regarded heavyweights. Jesse Rose and Claude VonStroke will be doing an exclusive back-to-back set, and joining them are Junior Sanchez as his A-Sided pseudonym IMIURU, Roger Sanchez as S-Man, Oliver Dollar, Ardalan, Christian Nielsen, Brillstein and special guests.
Gotta Dance Dirty will be holding an exclusive contest for a chance to win up to 5 guestlist spots for you and your friends, as well as a line of tequila shots for all of you to be shared with Jesse Rose and Claude Vonstroke. All you have to do is tag your friends in the comments and we’ll pick a winner by Friday, March 20th.
Don’t forget you can also see A-Sided’s launch in Los Angeles on Friday at the infamous RHONDA party, and stay posted on the label’s Facebook and Twitter to get further announcements.
To celebrate his recent AWARD EP release on Fool’s Gold Records, the NY based Brenmar is throwing a party w/ iheartcomix @ Los Globos this Thursday in Los Angeles and we wanna give you a pair of tix to go!
HOW TO WIN: Share/RT this post on twitter and we’ll pick a winner at random on Thursday morning.
His aptly titled Award EP (out 1/20 on Fool’s Gold) is more than a victory lap for a nightlife champion, but the start of an awesome new chapter, melding songwriting chops atop years of body-moving DJ knowledge. From 808 slow jams to confetti-ready anthems, Award is a four-track collection of earworms featuring voices from the underground (Newark’s Dougie F and UNiiQU3) and radio (Jeremih collaborator Sayyi) alike.
Following up on the release of their debut EP, Gold, Santa Barbara’s FMLYBND unveils the official video for one of my favorite tracks on the EP, “Come Alive.” Sharing the stage with Modest Mouse, The Faint and Twin Shadow at the U.S. Open of Surfing, the burgeoning indie-electronic band was given an opportunity of a lifetime for one of their very first shows, and they delivered accordingly. The video captures their high energy performance along with the warm summery vibes that align perfectly with FMLYBND‘s outstanding music.
Want to see FMLYBND live at the Glass House Pomona this Saturday, November 9th for free? Head after the jump for a chance to win one of TWO pairs of tickets! Purchase tickets here.
The Dirtybird label boss himself Claude VonStroke is making his SoCal stop on the ‘Urban Animal’ North American album tour this Saturday, October 5th downtown @ Exchange LA – and we’re giving you FREE tickets to the show! VonStroke just released his full-length ‘Urban Animal’ LP on his imprint Dirtybird Records, celebrating an experimental journey into tech house, booty bass, jungle, hip-hop and more: “Spanning genre, space and mood, Claude VonStroke’s Urban Animal is as unpredictable and bewildering as any living entity.”
This Saturday he rolls into DTLA with support from fellow Dirtybirds J.Phlip and Justin Jay, and an opening set from Insomniac’s resident La Muerte. This one is gonna get hot and heavy into the late hours, so make sure you don’t miss out on this one!
HOW TO WIN:
– Go onto our GDD facebook and share the ticket giveaway post
– Comment below that post with your full name and @tag the friend you wanna bring!
It’s no secret that when it comes to making funky fresh nu-disco, Gigamesh is our main man, and this week we are excited to announce that he will be making his way to the West Coast for 2 rad shows — Thursday @ King King in LA and Friday at Analog in San Diego — and we’ve got tix for you!! Find out how to win a pair after the jump!
Tickets for the mighty HARD Summer in Downtown Los Angeles just went on sale this morning, and to celebrate the kick-off, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the festival in August. Pickup $99 earlybird tickets here and enter to win below! Winner will be announced 2 weeks from today. Continue Reading
Sure there are plenty of goings on around the area, but GDD would like to personally suggest the place to be as we ring in 2013. Insomniac has teamed up with Exchange in downtown LA to bring you a monumental night of music thats sure to go til the break of dawn. In the main room (top floor), techno legends Sasha and Adam Beyer will be in control of the decks, while deeper heavyweights Art Department and Damian Lazarus will be holding down Room 2 (bottom floor). You can fist pump your life away any other night – we highly recommend educating yourself with some of the best in electronic music as we ring in the new year.
Wanna win a pair of tickets to the show? GO HERE – share the image and comment with why you think you deserve the tickets! *Winner will be announced tomorrow 12/29 @ noon PST
This Friday, November 9th – the collective label project of Skrillex known as OWSLA is taking over CONTROL @ Avalon. The massive lineup will feature the breakthrough experimental-tronic crew Birdy Nam Nam, with support from Monsta, Kill Paris, Valentino Khan, and Kedd Cook. *This event will reach capacity – please RSVP below and arrive early to guarantee entry!
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.
OWSLA x WeSC IN-STORE EVENT:
Before the show, come by the WeSC store in Santa Monica and hang with the OWSLA artists, featuring DJ sets from Nick Thayer, Kill Paris – read on to see how to win a pair of all-access passes to the show and limited edition tour OWSLA tour merch!
Insomniac‘s Wonderland events have always drawn inspiration from the fantastical worlds of author Lewis Carroll. For this contest, we ask you to delve into the world of Alice in Wonderland and find your favorite quote from the book or movie that describes what you expect your Nocturnal Wonderland experience to be like this year! The winner will be provided with two free weekend passes to Nocturnal Wonderland at the NOS Events Center, September 21 & 22.
WIDE AWAKE ART CAR
If you missed the announcement, GDD x Vagabond will be hosting the Wide Awake ART CAR stage on Friday (day 1) of Nocturnal Wonderland! Make sure to stop by and party with some of the best up-and-coming talent we personally have curated for the night… Don’t miss out!