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.
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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.”
Support from: Danny Daze, Jeremy Glenn, Neoteric, Meech, Prince Club, Raffa FL, Aquarius Heaven
RELEASE DATE: TBA
We begin the week-long WMC marathon sprinting out of the gates at Bardot tomorrow night for our first ever GDD Showcase featuring Maxxi Soundsytem, Cassian, Plastic Plates, Finger Prince, Mickey, Pirate Stereo, and myself. In addition to that lineup, it’s been rumored that Jonah, Burn Unit, and ///Bones have formed a neo-tropical super group and could potentially be going live tomorrow. We’ll just have to wait and find out. Pre-sale tickets are up for only $10 and doors swing wide at 10pm.
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:
Pre-sale tickets | $15
Mamushka’s | 31 NW 36th St. | Miami, FL
10 pm – 5am | 21+
In trying to keep up with the boys out in LA, I’ve been busy in trying to organize more GDD events in Miami. Our weekly Slap & Tickle party on Tuesday’s at Electric Pickle has become quite a hot little dance party (maybe in part to $2 tequila shots) that’s encouraged me to get some more events happening. On Thursday, GDD teams up with the good folks at Poplife, Super Music Group, and Grand Central to bring you two rooms of good vibes. Amtrac and Brass Knuckles will be headlining the main room, and I’ll be headlining upstairs in The Garret, debuting a bunch of new stuff I’ve been trying to finish before WMC. The show is 21+ and starts at 11pm. Pick up pre-sale tickets here.
We’re proud to announce that GDD has teamed up with The Electric Pickle in Miami to launch our weekly Tuesday night party called Slap & Tickle, which launches tomorrow night at 11pm. The Electric Pickle is undoubtedly the premier venue in Miami for underground dance music (just check out their WMC line-up) and we are extremely stoked to breathe some life back in the Miami weeknight party circuit. Check out the promo mixes that residents Pirate Stereo, Santiago Caballero, and myself have curated. We look forward to meeting our MIA GDD fam tomorrow (PS NO COVER!)
The Space Ibiza resident DJ Danny Marquez drops into Miami for set at Arkadia in the Fontainebleau Hotel tonight for the weekly Disco Sh!t party. The Spanish DJ has held residencies all over Ibiza, and launched his big room house imprint ‘F1rst Records’ in 2011. I’ll be supporting the veteran house DJ tonight once the doors open at 10pm. Here’s my latest mix to get you fired up for the weekend.
LA has become a bit of a home away from home for me, largely in part to my extended GDD family. My honorary LA sister Laura D from Media Contender did a killer interview with me last week which you can check out here, along with an exclusive mix that I made for her. It features my track ‘Never Sleeping‘, as well as a couple of secret weapons that I’ve been playing in almost every set.
After barely surviving a week at the LA GDD penthouse, I had to get back to work and curate a mix for my Friday night residency at Arkadia in Miami. Arkadia is quickly becoming one of the premier house music venues in Miami, and I’m stoked to be on board. Tonight I’ll be warming up for EDX, along with a special guest from the West Coast who has been known to start some riots. For more info about upcoming events or ticket sales, click HERE.
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The second Thursday of the new year means another pumping night of VS. at The Central in Santa Monica. This week, we’re hosting a multitude of good blokes, including Cory Enemy, the mentor of Mad Decent phenom, Dillon Francis, and Troy Kurtz, our GDD™ brother all the way out from Miami. We’ll also have sets from LA’s own Bastille and OHAY to get the night going.
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If you didn’t make it out to our 1 Year Anniversary event last week, have a look at this recap video to check out the wild night we had. Special guest sets from LA Riots, Congorock, and Clockwork, as well as a few cameos you might recognize in there.