For our dear readers who’ve seen the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy last week, those who’ve suffered from it, who knew a loved one who got hit from it, or those who are simply willing to give a lending hand to those in need, we have good news for you. Our friends at Symbols Recordings and the homie Udachi have each put together their own compilations of music from their friends, with every single penny of the music sales going towards relief to those who’ve suffered major losses caused by the storm. We know Udachi’s home of Staten Island got hit pretty hard, let’s help them out shall we? A truly genius move from both parties, what better way to gather a bunch of cool exclusive tunes than to by donating a small chunk of change to people who may have lost their homes or other major financial losses due to a rampaging act of nature.
Each of these compilations contains a ton of unreleased music from both familiar and new names, and honestly the entire compliations cost less than a normal EP on iTunes or Beatport. Pretty awesome, right? You can, of course, choose to donate whatever amount you please in order to receive the music, but a minimum donation of $5 is all you really need.
You can check the tracklists of both compilations after the jump, Gotta Dance Dirty asks you to please do a small part to help those who are in need. All in the name of good music!
To those of you that toss & turn in your bed, who find themselves wondering why no channels cater to insomniacs, who grit their teeth at people who get a full eight hours of sleep each night, science has offered up nice little drug called zolpidem to coax them into dreamland. I’m sure you’ve all heard of Ambien, right? Welp, that’s Zolpidem.
Zolpidem is a prescribed drug that very successfully helps to initiate sleep in an individual who ingests it. In the action of helping someone fall asleep, I find that there are some truly special tracks that work in a similar light to Zolpidem. Not to say the songs are boring, and like Zolpidem, if you force yourself to stay awake can have very different effects indeed. (Note: I do not condone doing this with Zolpidem… nor will these songs make you hallucinate…) Right, so after you brush your teeth and tuck yourself in, press play on these songs below & start drifting away………… Continue Reading
We’ve partnered up with our good friends at Party Like Us Records and the Point Blank Electronic Music School for a unique contest to coincide with the forthcoming Oo Da Chee EP release from Udachi on February 21st. Now, this is a giveaway unlike any other as we have specific instructions from Udachi himself and a bundle of prizes that we want to give away including a 4-week online producer course from Point Blank (valued $580!) as well as some fresh new gear from Party Like Us and GDD™.
As you may or may not know, the Trouble & Bass DJ/Producer from Brooklyn known as AC Slater teamed up with Atlanta’s indie rapper, Dell ’080′ Harris, last year for a full length dance/rap crossover album that was released by the always fresh NY streetwear company, Mishka Clothing. The album was produced by AC, featured vocals from Dell, and also hosted a roster of featured artists including Drop The Lime, Ninjasonik, Megan Thomas, and more. The guys have just released the the title track of the album, ‘Right Now,’ today as an EP along with the instrumental and a raunchy little rendition from Party Like Us Records rep, Udachi, that has already been getting support from Starkey, DJ Mehdi, Rico Tubbs, and more. Grab the Udachi remix in full quality and make sure to check out the awesome music video for ‘Right Now’ below.
So the Party Like Us Records guys have made their decision. The winner of the GDD™ ‘Stumble’ Remix Competition is Detroit native/LA resident, Rob Darke. Rob actually just recently got into EDM in the past couple years, saying that he really got into it after using it as a sleep deterrent while writing essays in college, but since his first few dance music experiences, he knew musical production was something he wanted to do. With the help and guidance of his brother Brian, Rob Darke has quickly become keen to the ways of making a solid electronic track, and with influences such as Canblaster, Wolfgang Gartner, and Tony Senghore, it’s safe to say that a bright future lies ahead for this up and comer. Here’s what Udachi had to say about the winning remix:
“I think Rob Darke’s remix is a good example of a nice solid tune, nothing overdone, just straight good. The vocal on the original is tricky because it starts a quarter note late from the 1, and I think it threw a lot of people off. But Rob Darke’s remix makes sense musically and has his own personal flair. The mix is nice and clean, and I love the big build into the 4×4 tease into the soca snare bit. I can hear this in a variety of DJ’s crates; from sunrise sets, to setting the pace for the night. Real classy and gleamin’!”
Find Rob’s remix as well as remixes from the first and second runners up below, and make sure to pick up the full Stumble EP on Beatport!
ATTENTION PRODUCERS + REMIXERS! At the beginning of this month, GDD™ was lucky enough to snag the exclusive on Udachi‘s new release on Party Like Us Records titled Stumble, and if you recall from that post, the guys at Party Like Us are hosting a remix competition for the track right here on Gotta Dance Dirty. Grab the stems and find the rules for the competition below:
- Remixes can be any genre or style.
- No using any other copyrighted samples in the remixes (i.e. don’t sample Kanye and put it in your remix!)
- Upload your remix to a file sharing site such as yousendit/sendspace/mediafire/etc. No email attachments!
- Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 29th, 2011.
- Top 5 winners will be announced here on GDD™
- Winning remixer will receive the following:
- A featured write-up on GDD
- His/her remix will be released on the Party Like Us Records ‘Best of 2011′ Compilation
- 1 Party Like Us Records T-Shirt
- A whole lotta respect.
If you haven’t already, make sure to pick up the full Stumble EP featuring remixes from Flinch, Kry Wolf, and more on Beatport + iTunes, and grab the Vocal mix of the track below. Good luck to you all!
Party Like Us Records released its latest EP titled Stumble this morning from Staten Island Dubstepper, Udachi, featuring a great remix package including Flinch, Kry Wolf, The Living Graham Bond, a dub mix from Udachi, and a B-side called Fantastika.Stumble features the hauntingly beautiful vocals of fellow New Yorker, Short Stories, and the remixes take the track on an auditory journey from the downtempo, chilled-out rendition from Flinch to a breaky, uplifting rendition from TLGB. The nice folks at Party Like Us have given us the exclusive post on Udachi’s Vocal Mix, so grab it below and make sure to pick up the entire EP on Beatport andiTunestoday to show Udachi and the label some love.
¡BONUS! GDD™ will be doing a remix competition for this release with stems being posted here next week. Winner will receive some rad PLU swag as well as his/her remix featured on the Best of Party Like Us 2011 Compilation as an unreleased track! Keep your eyes out early next week!
Although I moved out West a while back, I still find that my roots and comfort zone lie 3,000 miles to my right. The East Coast harbors an amalgam of people and cultures, and this diversity creates a uniqueness found nowhere else in the United States. Therefore, it is not very surprising that the East Coast electronic music scene has been flourishing for the past few years. I have compiled a little list of recent tracks produced by artists from across the way, so check ‘em out and give the East some respect.