Another Wednesday brings another installment of our guest mix series, and today we feature our favorite Australian living in Los Angeles, Craig Williams. A master in the studio, Craig astonishes me with his clean productions and remixes, even when he shows me them through an iPod in his Prius Craig has included a healthy helping of his own originals and remixes in this mix topped with some tracks from BNR, Turbo, and Bromance providing for a bouncy Techno soundtrack to your life for the next 72 minutes. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, watch out for this dude. √+
The other day Tiga made his return to his BBC 6music residency for the first time this year with a mix recorded unsuspectingly in Goa, India. Labeled as a ‘Trance’ special, Tiga characteristically takes the genre in his own direction for a mix unlike any you’ve heard before.
I know it was released in January but I have been loving this mix and decided to share it with all the GDD readers who may not have grabbed it yet. With Brodinski on the decks you are guaranteed a good time and that’s why his Fabriclive installment has been such a biggie. Containing a plethora of musical genres, the 75 minute mix features artist that have influenced Brodinski over the past two years. Brodinski commented on the mix, stating, “I tried to include every track that has change my life over the last two years going from slow motion Techno to R’n'B, from backroom music to Acid House. ”
Sei A‘s newest release Flux is any Techno fans dream come true! Flux is dark, psychedelic and powerful, containing four utterly massive tracks. This EP is as versatile as it is brilliant, whether you gravitate towards the destructive noise featured in Break the Pattern or just can’t get enough of the massive hydraulic kicks in Flux.
To ring in the last month of the year, we have The Dirt #55 that should be on repeat throughout your weekend. Grab all of our picks in the .zips below, then catch commentary and GDD™ exclusives after the jump!
AYE! AYE! AYYYYEEEE! This Thursday we will be celebrating cinco de mayo in the GDD fashion, bringing you yet another rockin VERSUS party at The Central in Santa Monica. This week, we have a real treat for you, as we host the Bang Gang Deejays tour with a special perfomance as their side project for Turbo Records, The Finger Prince. You should remember fawning over the Planet Turbo EP, and his remix of Boy 8-Bit’s ‘Yard Birds’… and if not, we have that for you below. On top of that, we also welcome Pasternak from Lemonade, all the way from NYC. If that doesn’t make you drop your chalupa then we’ll have you know that Danceism wild child Ben Oprstu will be laying down a set, along with Dub Frequency’s Bixel Boys and your one and only GDD groove-master A.Rod. Make sure you make it out early, because we have surprises planned for the beginning of the noche. Dirty Dancing contests? You bet. Free tequila shots? Let’s hope so. GDD stickers on your girlfriend? Count on it. ¡Vamanos!
LDN This Friday our friends over at Potty Mouth Disco are putting on another of their killer warehouse parties in London’s East End. Turbo Recordings‘ man of the moment Gesaffelstein will be joined by Turbo boss Thomas Von Party, as well as Koelsch and Geoffroy Mugwump from Cologne’s legendary Kompakt label. Red Ben and the PMD crew have gone all out to curate one hell of a lineup for this one, so jump on the advance ticket sales as it’s sure to pack out early.
For those not already familiar with Gesaffelstein, this guy brings the party. Check out his latest remix of Moby‘s ‘The Day’, and cruise over to Beatport to pick up the full remix package, which includes tracks from Sasha and Lifelike:
Music’s defining characteristic that makes me so passionate about it is its unique ability to bring people together. Of course, music can be used as an escape, a way to close your eyes and ignore all the perils of the world around you but sadly, now is the time to open your eyes and come together. I’m sure everyone is aware of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan late last week and those of us who aren’t trained in the art of disaster search and rescue are struggling to find a way that could possibly begin to help in the face of such an overwhelmingly daunting tragedy.
Turbo Recordings, one of the premiere electronic music labels on the planet headed by virtuoso DJ/producer Tiga, are doing their part to aid those affected by this catastrophe by donating 100% of their Planet Turbo subscription sales to the relief efforts up until May 1st. Packages are either $40 or $60, and you get all Turbo EP releases for the next year in their full 320kbps glory. Get the Pro/DJ pack, and you’ll even get everything in your inbox a week early. Not only is it a good deal economically, but it’s for a really important and worthwhile cause.