“The waves ≠ raves consists of hand-picked gems that inspire us, tickling and tempting our creative juices. Some are old, some are new, but it is what we are listening to now. They are groovey, flowing, and sun-kissed just like that perfect wave. They are uplifting and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. They sound the best with a babe in one hand, a cold brewski in the other, and the sand beneath your feet. Stay Dreamy.”
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The Dirt #61 is brought to you by Tropicool + aRod. Expect a heavy dose of rooftop sunset vibes + beach haus grooves courtesy of Plastic Plates, Moon Boots, Gigamesh, Beni, Cosmic Kids and…Phil Collins (and many more!). It’s a dozen disco-filled donuts, all available for your downloading pleasure (via the GDD™ Facebook page)! Dig in…
Our friends Pharao Black Magic just sent over their radical and quirky remix of Shindu’s new single, ‘All In My Fridge,’ and it has besides being on repeat, it’s found a spot in my newest Gooch Tape. If you are unfamiliar with Pharao Black Magic, clean out your ears and dive deep into their Soundcloud. You’ll thank me later. They could very well be the best thing to come from Switzerland since fondue. Their sound is deep, yet tropical & mysterious, laced with silky smooth vocals. Sounds like quite the recipe for a magical auditory love child.
Read on after the jump for my quickfire interview with Pharao Black Magic. Enjoi! Continue Reading
We’ve been waiting for this one for a while! This week at VS., we’re bringing on our good friends from the famed No Shirt/No Shoes events for a night of smooth jams and dreamy vibes. Coming off of a series of amazing pool parties at The Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles this past summer, the trio of residents known as Tropicool, Bixel Boys, and Surf Ambassador Hendo made Nu Disco and Indie Dance readily available to Angelenos on a consistent basis, and now that summer is over, it’s time to move the boys inside at The Central in Santa Monica. As always, expect some great special guests to make an appearance this week as well.
The event will be FREE until 11PM this week w/ RSVP, so make sure to head over to DANCEiSM.com to get on the list!
The Central: Social Aide & Pleasure Club
1348 14th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
► Thursday, September 22nd
► $5 Red Bull Vodkas until 11PM
On a Sunday night, in a beach town not so far away from you, I cracked open a Pacifico and began to ponder what I would do as the elusive evening drew closer and city lights began to flicker on. I decided to soul-search and ate a few silver-striped mushrooms out of an old embroidered Chinese box I had hidden beneath the dock. As I walked along the beach, the sand softly tickled my toes and the waves crashed in a perfect symphony. Just then, Poseidon’s froth had washed something hard up onto my foot. It was a glistening whiskey bottle; Jameson’s own to be exact. I opened it up, expecting a rich carmel liquid to engulf my soul and warm it from the inside out. However, out fell a flash drive where the words “Gooch-Tape #1″ were engraved. It was a sign; a sign that good things were coming. A sign that the warmth and sun-kissed poolside jams of summer would flow into the colorful world autumn had to offer. Warm your soul and paint your walls gold!
Jazzanova – I can see (filippo Moscatello Remix)
Joakim – Find a Way (Punks Jump Up Remix)
Jamiroquai – Runaway
Elijah Collins & Nist – Love’s Down
Calanx – Glossin’
Kleerup ft. Titiyo – Longing for Lullabies (Joakim Remix)
Gigamesh – When You’re Dancing (Cassian Remix)
NSFW – Coconut (Cosmonauts Remix)
Psychemagik – Carnaval De Trancoso
Cosmonauts – Cycle Eyes (Cosmonauts Summer Version)
Runaway – Chapter IV (Tensnake Reinterpretation)[on the prowl]
Arnaud Rebotini – Another Time, Another Place (Gucci Vump Remix)
Small Pyramids – I Want Blood (Goldroom Remix)
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This Saturday, September 3rd – The funky brewsters of NO SHIRT/NO SHOES are throwing another wet n’ wild pool party @ the Standard Hotel in Hollywood. Gracing the decks this time will be Falcon Punch, Junkyard and GDD’s very own BONES and aRod – along with their chill master residents, Tropicool & Bixel Boys. The party starts @ noon and goes til 6pm, so get out there early for some cool dranks, hot tunes and good lookin people. Kick off the Labor Day weekend right!
The Standard Hollywood
8300 Sunset Blvd.
Noon – 6pm | 21+
FREE w/ RSVP HERE
Set your Labor Day Weekend to kick back chill-matic with the Geisha Twins remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” – along with a rewind of aRod + BONES Official Pacific Festival mix (a summer favorite by far).
Blow Up has been the king of radicool parties up in the bay, and a top of the throne, Jeffrey Paradise has decided to throw the biggest and baddest one yet. With a lineup crawling with epic names to a three room venue with breathtaking views of SF, this is one show you won’t want to miss. Event info Here
We’ll keep it simple this time – Answer in creative fashion, “Why should it be you?” You can write this answer on either the GDD facebook wall or the Blow UP Forever event page. And as always, ‘like’ and ‘re-tweet’ our shit! IF we choose you, You’ll receive an email or Facebook message with the means to retrieve your tickets. GoodLuck and Shibby!
Where: The Factory SF: 525 Harrison St. San Francisco, CA
When: Saturday August 27th 9:00pm – August 28th 2:00am
We’d like to thank everyone who came out for the last couple weeks of our VERSUS party downtown @ ICON. Unfortunately, the management was not on the same musically-oriented page as us, and we weren’t happy! We want this weekly party to be the easiest way for you guys to dance dirty on a Thursday night, and that includes location, price, and fun level (duh).
So this week, we bring you a special VERSUS party – underground disco edition @ the (downtown) Belasco Theater Basement. To keep the summer groovin vibes and the dirty disco atmosphere, we bring you a one-off event in one of the coolest locations in Los Angeles. The now LA-based U-TERN will showcase his disc jockey skills and be supported by our good buddies Guns In The Sun, along with our GDD resident chill wave Tropicool and dF’s No Shirt/No Shoes Bixel Boys. Man oh man, are we in for it again.
What makes this thursday more attractive? Oh yeah, the OPEN BAR until 11pm doesn’t hurt either. The party starts @ 10, so you oughta’ get there for the power hour to warm up those disco dance moves!
RSVP @ DANCEiSM.COM
@ The Belasco Theatre Basement (underground)
1050 S. Hill st. Los Angeles CA 90015
[Enter through the alley on 11th st. between Hill & Broadway]
► Thursday June 16th
► OPEN VODKA BAR until 11pm!
To get your swagger back to 1979, here is U-Tern’s May Chart Mix for Brooklyn Radio, along with one of the most killer disco edits ever done of one of the best jams by Stevie Wonder. BANG.
This Saturday we will gather at the hip and swanky rooftop of the Downtown LA Standard Hotel for the official launch of MindTai, a collaborative project involving some of our closest friends in the extended GDD family. The website is basically a collaboration of cool. Mindtai’s goal is to tickle your creative fruits through posting only the raddest of content covering categories such as: Music, Surf, Skate, Culture, Art, Film, and Fashion, just to name a few. They will be teaming up with dubFrequency and The Ampal Creative to bring to you the 2nd installment of No Shirt / No Shoes. What better place to get all the creative juices flowing than such a radicool atmosphere. We will combine forces with all of our friends, as well as those who inspire us and will be inviting them to enjoy the sun-kissed rays and funky beats. If you want to meet some interesting people, feast your chops on some eye-candy, and dance the soles off your All-Star’s and flip-flops I’d consider making it down.
The GDD extended family is huge, and we love you all!
Here’s what went down at the last one:
There will be free Jell-O shots as well as give-aways from The Ampal Creative!
When: Saturday, May 14th, 1pm-7pm.
Where: The Standard Downtown LA. 550 S. Flower at 6th St.
Why: Free Ampal Creative giveaways, free Jell-O shots, beer specials, and it will RULE!
FREE WITH RSVP: Here