This Thursday, Santa Monica gets taken to the deep end as our familiars over at RollingTUFF take over our VERSUS party! The bottomless basslines will be led by Defected representative and LA’s own Human Life, along with our own wonderboy Troy Kurtz. Warming up the speakers will be directed by Young Diamond and Chemical Ali. If you lean toward the deeper side of house music, this is an intimate gathering you truly do NOT want to miss. This event will reach capacity – so please RSVP and arrive early to guarantee entry
Now, I don’t usually post unless something really strikes my fancy. Even more rare still will a mix inspire me to words. And the best part? It’s GDD’s very own Troy Kurtz today, absolutely nailing it with this mix he did with Panic Bomber, the first installment in their “Berlin Breeze” mix series. I’ve been consistently more and more impressed with what TK and Panic Bomber have been putting out of Miami since their deeper-than debut Never Sleeping. Life is good when it’s summertime and you can sit back and watch your colleagues and best friends become your favorite DJs in the world.
As the temperatures get hotter in July, so do the parties in Los Angeles. This Friday at Avalon is no exception, as CONTROL welcomes international heavyweights Style Of Eye, Lazy Rich and The Squatters. On top of that – supporting the night will be big room local Jeff T and our Miami-based GDD brethren Troy Kurtz. This event will reach capacity early, so please RSVP below and arrive before doors 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.
This will be a very special week for our Thursday event in Santa Monica, as we’ll be celebrating two birthdays in one. I’m lucky to share the same birthday week as my pal Vivek Srinivasan, who heads up the DANCEiSM side of VERSUS, and we’re bringing in an AWESOME special guest for the occasion — a man who has never played VS before and one who we’ve wanted to grace the 1s and 2s at The Central for a long time. Supporting him will be a surfeit of talent including our buddy from Australia, Craig Willams, a back to back set from BONES and our Miami brother Troy Kurtz, and a closing world debut set from Shadynasty, the newly formed duo project of Shae B and Burn Unit. Needless to say it’s exactly how I want to celebrate my birthday.
The first warm kisses of summer’s lips are upon us, and we’re releasing the tension in style on Thursday at Bardot in Miami. French Express bossman and nouveau-tropical wunderboy Perseus cruises down with label mate Moon Boots for their first Magic City appearance alongside Pirate Stereo and myself. Doors swing wide at 10pm and pre-sale tickets are available for $12 online. Here’s a little taste of Moon Boot’s brand new tune ‘Monsoon Season’ that is forthcoming on Deep & Disco Records July 9th.
For the 72nd installment of The Dirt, I’m teaming up with GDD’s newest member Tamara Sky, who also happens to be my sister in Overthrow. We’ve packed together some of our secret weapons to kick-start your summer indulgences. If you get really turned on by Tamara’s picks, you can catch her tonight at VERSUS. 10 tracks for download after the jump.
A few months ago, GDD launched the first Slap & Tickle at Miami’s favorite underground dance venue The Electric Pickle. Every Tuesday, the lure of $2 tequila shots and deep grooves swept through the city and manifested itself into one steamy dance party. Tomorrow night, we pick up the pace with Australian headliner BENI. Affiliated with Modular and Bang Gang imprints, his unique brand of house and techno was a shoe-in for our debut headliner. We kick things off tomorrow at 10pm with residents Troy Kurtz, Pirate Stereo, and Santiago Cabellero. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Click here for more info.
Continuing our showcase of young talent this week in the spirit of the Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week, I am pleased to present to you the completion and debut EP of Kurtz & Bomber, aka GDD’s own Troy Kurtz and Miami based studio wiz Panic Bomber. Just in time for this weeks full fledged WMC plethora of the only the best in electronic music, the self-titled release features 3 original productions that drive to the deepest limits. The tracks thrive on a bassline-driven deep house direction that is both retrospective to early house music but fresh in its delivery. Here’s what the artists themselves had to say about the tracks:
“After an extremely positive response to our first track ‘Never Sleeping’, we were eager to get back in the studio to complete our EP. ‘Work on Me’ is a pumping bassline number that has been a secret weapon in our DJ sets lately. Just a few days ago, we finished our last track ‘Such a Rush’, which features both of our vocals. It’s an eerily dark theme song for the after-hours.”
In just a few days, thousands of vagabond partiers will flock onto the shores of Miami eager to experience the glorious week long extravaganza that we call WMC. In between yacht parties and after-hours sets, Gotta Dance Dirty, along with Overthrow, Embrace, and Karma Loop, will be presenting Pyramid Club Miami at Mamushka’s on March 22, featuring Tensnake, Fred Falke, Treasure Fingers + more. It’s been a few years since I fell in love with Tensnake’s tropical anthem ‘Coma Cat‘, and as this will be his first trip to Miami, I’m extremely excited to see him perform. The entire line-up:
TENSNAKE FRED FALKE TREASURE FINGERS YUKSEK PLASTIC PLATES ARTHUR BAKER JEREMY GLENN VOLTA BUREAU GRANDTHEFT TROY KURTZ BONES FILTHY GORGEOUS NEOTERIC TAMARA SKY HUMAN LIFE COLECO MR. CHARLTON RLGRIME