Welcome back to our infamous weekly round-up aka THE DIRT, bundling a collection of grade-A tunage to get you through the week or kick-off your weekend! I’m happy to present our 90th edition this week, featuring a collaborative curation of our very own BONES with the one and only Viceroy of powerhouse music outlet VACAY VITAMINS. I’ve teamed up with the SF-based boy wonder to bring you a spectrum of genres guaranteed to put the bounce in our booty. Shall we begin?
“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.”
Foreword from Viceroy:
While the music market continues to grow into an ‘over saturation’ of electronic blogs, the majority of them seem to only know how to post those same absolute jams that their competition managed to post in previous features. That alone is not enough to make a blog stand out in my mind. I have been and always will be a huge fan of Gotta Dance Dirty. Why? They not only have the most up to date jams from the big dogs, but they support up and coming artists too. How many well-established blogs do that? I can’t name many. Supporting my summery beats since I started in February, Gotta Dance Dirty has given me the honor of hand selecting the tracks for Waves ≠ Raves Mixtape Vol. 14. Looking for some sun-kissed disco to cap off your summer fun? Look no further.
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.
OPEN BAR: 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!
Montreal’s Grandtheft, also known as GT, has established himself as one of Canada’s most in-demand djs through his trademark high-energy sound, mostly incorporating his own edits/remixes and originals. To date, GT has delivered successful remixes for Steve Aoki (Dim Mak), Metric (Last Gang), Juan MacLean (DFA) and Drake (Young Money). Many of these and his highly-circulated white-label remixes have risen to the top of the Hype Machine popular 100 charts. Co-founder of The Eh! Team, and co-owner of Montreal’s favorite little dance club, Blue Dog Motel, GT is also known as one half of the Team Canada DJs who this past year played to a crowd of over 100,000 in Ottawa for Canada Day Live on Parliament Hill and were selected as the official DJs of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Free Exclusive Downloads + More information on GT After the Jump
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!