Winter is a strangely curious season. The sun retreats to the southern hemisphere more frequently, the darkness consumes you much earlier than you are prepared to accept, and the emotionally numbing temperatures lead you on a search for things that make you feel something more. Someone to share these dark times with, something potent to spark up, or sounds that reach out to your inner being in ways that vivacious summer anthems can not. Tropicool has come to be known for his sensational summer motif but instead steps into his winter onesie to bring you a compilation mix of sounds that are meant to be shared, be it with good company or something rolled up, to help guide you through the winter season. The warm crackle of a fire, a stiff glass of whiskey, the stench of fresh pine, your favorite pair of wool socks, and Long Drags & Winter Shags Vol. 2.
For those looking to reminisce, Volume 1 is also available to stream.
In preparation for his US tour, we here at GDD are lucky enough to have an exclusive promo mix from the groove master himself, Fred Falke. This Friday, Falke kicks off his tour with Private Label @ LURE, our newly-joined weekly event. He’ll be joined by the likes of Du Tonc and our very own Tropicool. The big guy has supplied us (and you more importantly) with an hour-long journey into the nu-disco fast lane. Grab a hold of this mix and hang on tight, and we’ll see you Friday @ the show!
1. Fred Falke – Omega Man
2. flawless / the ones
3. love theme / fred falke
4. dancing on my own( fred falke rmx )/ robyn
5. back to stay / fred falke
6. YSLM / burns X fred falke
7. the young MC(rythm masters rmx) / superfunk
8. last wave / fred falke
9. superlove (fred falke rmx) / lenny kravitz
10. reaching out (fred falke rmx) / nero
11. let it go (the knocks rmx) / dragonette
12. lift / digitalism feat M machine
13. aurora / fredfalke
14. tonight in tokyo feat luca c. (cassius remix) / jamie jones
Fred Falke on
To get on our guest list, please email RSVP@gottadancedirty.com with full names and plusses.
Indian Summer vibes roll on this Friday as the legendary Fred Falke and super duo Du Tonc (Mighty Mouse + Matt Van Schie of Van She) headline the Private Label patio outside Lure alongside GDD’s Tropicool. Keep an eye out for a new mix from Fred Falke on GDD this week and snag $10 tickets to the event on Friday here.
Imagine cruising around the waters of Long Beach, CA on board a triple decker ship, while a multitude of killer acts– this time including GDD™’s TROPICOOL and our good friends NICEFINGERS– play across 2 stage areas, indoors and out. On 4th of July weekend 2013, a lively and very boatworthy crowd of 600 people did just that, to fantastic effect. Boatylicious was born and is now back for round two…
MORE INFO & TICKET GIVEAWAY (after the jump)
Hit up LA’s golden child & poseidon’s schooner navigating legend, Goldroom, to combine forces with on this weeks dirt duty. I can promise funky feel-good tunes perfect for this amazing weather we’ve been graced with on the west coast. Get the sand beneath your toes and a michelada dock-side, because we’ve got 10 hand-selected jams for your listening pleasure.
Gotta Dance Dirty’s own, Tropicool has bestowed upon us another funkadelic mix. This particular one features exclusives from the likes of legends: Zimmer, Classixx, Fingerpaint, Eurocrats, & ColeCo just to name a few. Laced with tropical highs and dark groovy undertones, this mix will surely have you talking with your hips in no time. This is the first installment of the Caliche Rum Mixology series which will provide us with primo alcohol-infused dance rhythms for many months to come. Shake yourself a mojito and get ready to boogie down!
GDD’s own Tropicool delivers a warm musical mosaic comin’ in hot & bothered sure to tickle the fruit of your loins and tease the audible palate with euphoric tones, smooth rhythms, & sexy funk. Whether your pouring warm cream over them curvaceous twin nippily peaks or dripping hot wax all over that sweet, sultry V, these hand-crafted, carefully selected tunes will metamorphasize you into a modern day Don Juan El Capitãn. Be careful, they may fall in love.
Free Download HERE by our friendly neighborhood derelicts Mindtai
Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune
Crazy P – We Can Only Be (Wolf & Lamb ft. Slow Hands)
Tropics – Pop Up Cinema
Chromatics – Kill For Love
Grimes – Genesis
Major Lazer – Get Free
Metronomy – Corinne (Benoit & Sergio Cover)
Pillowtalk – Sunny
Fleetwood Mac – Gypsy (Gardens & Villa Cover)
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First and foremost, we’d like to wish you all a very special Christmas eve & a Happy Holidaze! Since day one we’ve been thriving on your support. If it wasn’t for you guys, we’d probably be face-down in a ditch somewhere.
So with all the sappy stuff aside, we’ve teamed up with the ultra rad dudes at Solé Bicycles to giveaway one killer package featuring A Solé Bicycle, custom tee, & a USB stick filled with Exclusive fixtapes from the likes of Tropicool, Treasure Fingers, RAC, The Knocks, Gigamesh, & Viceroy.
To Win Complete the Following:
-Re-tweet this post mentioning @gottadancedirty & @solebicycles
-Share this post on your facebook page tagging @gottadancedirty & @solebicycles.
-Hit us up on Instagram @gottadancedirty & @solebicycles as well!
***& Tell us your favorite tunes to ride to!***
Gotta Dance Dirty has teamed up with Bufi to create a truly special night south of the border in Mexico City, hence entitled Borderline. The best talent from around the world in disco, indie-dance, and deep house will be on display at the beautiful and hip Rhodesia. This Thurday we have Moon Boots strait outta Chicago, Pat Lok hailing from Vancouver, Our own Tropicool, & Bufi the Mexico City Local. This is definitely one you don’t want to miss! If you’re one of our pals already residing down south, find event details HERE
What Better way to kick off a new Night, than with an exclusive mix from Pat Lok himself!
Event details & Tunes After the Jump
We kick off December w/ a special and very intimate edition of VERSUS… The NO SHIRT x NO SHOES DJs Tropicool & Bixel Boys will be setting the vibe all night, along with sets by Justin Cornwall and Mazkarate… Fireplace on the dancefloor. Secret DJ booth. Speakeasy vibes. Funky tunes. Radical visuals. Let’s boogie woogie.
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