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Our buddy Doorly has been on another tear this summer — whipping up a GREAT new EP with the legend, Cajmere, for Cajual Records along with 5 new originals included in a new Toolroom Knights compilation, all while maintaining his annual summer residency at Ibiza Rocks. This week, the multifaceted producer continues his streak as we hear an exclusive preview of his new remix of Harry Romero‘s Ibiza anthem, “Tania.” Drifting the Balearic classic a little bit towards the deep end, Doorly creates a reimagined version that evokes a sense of late night/early morning play while preserving the original vibe of the early 00s House mover. This remix, along with two others from Taras Van De Voorde and Romero himself, will be available via Toolroom Records on July 28th.

Catch Doorly play alongside dirtybird boss, Claude VonStroke, this Saturday in Los Angeles at Exchange LA!


Over the weekend Pete Tong and his worldwide broadcast on BBC Radio 1 debuted a massive remix from the Toolroom Records head honcho, Mark Knight. The Basement Jaxx and their new tune, “Never Say Never,” was the poison of choice for Knight as he induces a whirlpool in the deep end with a bass synth medley thats dance floor ready at first chord. Get familiar, dance a bit, and cop it HERE.


This Saturday, Mark Knight stops at Exchange in Downtown Los Angeles on his Road To Ibiza tour, bringing his Toolroom Records label in tow with special guest Weiss. While Mark runs the main room, GDD will be running the downstairs gallery all night with sets from Troy Kurtz, Shae B, Coastin, and The Interns.

Pick up pre-sale tickets here.
Or RSVP for discount list at the door by emailing names to rsvp@gottadancedirty.com before Saturday at 4PM.

Listen to some tunes you probably will hear on Saturday night…

2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of Toolroom Records — the UK-based imprint founded by the legendary Mark Knight. To celebrate the seminal benchmark in the label’s history, Toolroom has gone back through the years and handpicked 100 tracks from the back catalogue for a historical compilation of massive proportions.

Additionally, Toolroom has selected a number of all-star singles to re-release along with remixes, including this 2006 smash from Dave Spoon titled “At Night.” Spoon, now known to most “new” dance fans as Shadow Child, has called upon fellow Brit T.Williams to help him remix the Electro/House/Tech crossover hit, adding in a fresh bassline and some Garage percussion.

Find a ton of great content on Toolroom Ten here, and have a listen to the new remix below.

Our mate Doorly is back at it with an exclusive track for Toolroom Records‘ 2013 Ibiza Compilation. On his Soundcloud he says he was going for something a little tougher, and the industrial/techy synth line certainly speaks volumes to that. Anxious sirens scattered throughout build anticipation as analog sounds creep up in the background to bring the track to its climax. Its anti-drop fits perfectly with the minimalistic vibes this track gives off, and be sure to cop the single on Doorly’s trackitdown page.

Good news this morning from the Hamburg duo, Digitalism. The guys will be embarking on a brand new live tour starting next week in San Francisco, hitting a total of nine cities in less than two weeks. Jence and Isi reached back to their Rock roots for this US tour, booking smaller, live music venues like the Independent in SF, the Bluebird Theater in Denver, and the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles. Additionally, the guys have two upcoming remixes for Bloc Party and The Rapture on Toolroom, which leads us to believe that Digitalism is coming back to their Rock/Indie meets Electronic origins. Excellent.

German duo Digitalism are no strangers to crafting anthemic tracks for the masses, as 2005′s worldwide hit ‘Zdarlight’ proved. Now after 7 years, Toolroom Records have dusted ‘Zdarlight’ off and unleashed a serious rework by two producers justified enough to take on such a seminal electronic classic: Fedde le Grand & Deniz Koyu.

With so much talent combined under one production, Fedde le Grand and Koyu’s ability to maintain the cool integrity of the original whilst offering a massive on-trend rework that really keeps the feet on the dance floor. Keep the festival spirits alive as the season winds in with this huge release from Toolroom.

*Make sure to pick up the tune on Beatport, and see Fedde Le Grand and Deniz Koyu performing this weekend @ Nocturnal Wonderland 2012!

D. Ramirez has always been a favorite producer of mine. His style can be characterized by clean-lined production with an edgy take on House and Tech House, exemplified here in his newest EP released on Toolroom this week, Get Down. The two-track release features the title track, ‘Get Down,’ which leans to the dark-yet-bouncy Tech House taste of D. Ramirez, as well as ‘Won’t Give Up,’ which reaches into the realm of vocal, Big Room Tech. Both of these impressive tracks are featured in the new Deep Dark Vocal Tech Mix from D. Ramirez along with a slew of great Tech jams from Maceo Plex, Subb-An, Jamie Jones, and more. Preview the EP and download the mix below. Continue Reading

One of the hardest workers in EDM today, Pete Tong maintains a hectic DJ schedule and dedicates his life to exposing the freshest tracks and emerging talent via his radio shows. This year, on top of his touring festival appearances and residencies at Pacha Ibiza and Encore Beach Club in Vegas, Tong re-launched his legendary FFRR imprint – once home to Orbital, Brand New Heavies, Jay-Z, Armand Van Helden and the man himself – under the umbrella of Warner Music Group.

With one hell of a biography, it seems unsurprising that people have forgotten about Pete Tong’s production talents. This week, the British Dance Music Ambassador released his new ‘Wardance’ EP on Toolroom, featuring remixes from Matthias Tanzmann and Tom Flynn. Check out the previews below, and swing by Beatport to pick up the release in full:


Sweet FA

I’m not sure if you’ve all heard the latest Funkagenda release, Budgie, that hopped on Beatport at the end of February, but as the other guys in the Penthouse can tell you, it’s been my favorite track for the past 10 days or so. The techy, Toolroom sound is produced flawlessly by my new favorite producer of the moment, and I can’t wait to hear more from Funkagenda this year. Today, the man was kind enough to release a free track on his Twogger (the name that he dubbed his website that is a mix between Twitter and a blog), and it is just too good. Get it while it’s hot.

Funkagenda – Shinjuku (Original Mix) √+

PS - If you’re in LA, you can catch Funkagenda at Beyond Wonderland on March 19th in San Bernardino or at Playhouse in Hollywood on the 21st. If you’re going to be out in Miami this March, you can catch him at Fontainebleau, Ultra Music Festival, and the Surfcomber the last week of the month.