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Looking forward to this week’s CONTROL at the Avalon in Hollywood with LA’s own Daedelus and Nosaj Thing headlining supported by Two Fresh and our friends Valerna and C-Town. Also, the Honey Lounge will be hosting two of our very good up and coming friends Urulu and Koncan. Get yourself there.

Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM.

$10 before 10PM
$15 before 11PM

Set Times:
9:30-11:30PM – C-Town
11:30-12:45AM – Two Fresh
12:45-1:45AM – Daedelus
1:45-2:45AM – Nosaj Thing
2:45AM-Close – Valerna


A really great video of Daedelus playing live on a rooftop here in Los Angeles. The guy knows his stuff.



photo credit: that kid Alex

So besides this AMAZING photo, I have a pair of remixes of Valerna‘s Amazing to exclusively give away to you all today. The Valerna boys have sent these over in promotion for their upcoming June releases on Burn The Fire Records and Something a la Mode‘s new label, and coincidentally (maybe not?) they come from two of our favorite up and coming acts; Clockwork and No Body. Each take their own respective Electro expertise and re-invent the track to their liking. Make sure to check out the new track from Valerna & Heavygrinder at the bottom and keep an eye out in June for the Valerna releases, and as always, dance dirty to this dichotomy of dancefloor crushers.

Valerna – Amazing (Clockwork Remix)
Valerna – Amazing (No Body Remix)

Heavygrinder & Valerna – “HellHammer” by Valerna



pic: itwasthelight
Today is the start of a big week for LA-via-Boston duo Valerna, whose first release on Cold Blank’s Burn the Fire label featuring Control resident Mr. White is out today and remix of Pola-Riot available Thursday. My fellow disco aficionados shouldn’t sleep on “Think It Over” and no Valerna release is complete without a crunchy banger with a silly name like “I Wish I Had Dog Feet”.

• Valerna + Mr. White – Think It Over

• Valerna – I Wish I Had Dog Feet

• Pola-Riot – What What (Valerna Remix)

If you guys are long time readers of GDD™, you’d know how much love we have for our good friends Pance Party from San Francisco. Besides being a trio of rad dudes, Ben, Eric, and Andy continue to impress me with each new release they send our way. This time, the boys have put together another hard-hitting remix for the new single from powerpop band, The Dance Party, who will be releasing their new album, Touch, at the end of September. So grab this and make sure to keep your eyes out for Pance Party’s latest collaboration with Valerna, the Robobot EP, which should be coming out soon!

Here’s a sweet little video of the boys droppin’ this track at Ruby Skye in San Francisco when they opened for Benny Benassi. Peep Eric’s shirt yeeewwwwww!
Also, if you haven’t picked up their latest EP or remix of Benny Benassi’s Spaceship, hop on over to Beatport and get these guys paid.

Dirty Electro, live lighting, live visuals, live nudity, and tons of live absurdity. With epic talent, and a production strongly supported by friends: Electric Generation, Techno Color Kids, Dancism, Everyday, Shifty Rhythms, Gotta Dance Dirty, Play Farer, Bohemia Now, and EntertainLA, this will definitely not be a night to miss.

When: Saturday September 11th, 2010

Where: 610 Lairport St. El Segundo CA, 90245

9-10 – Charles I & Betatraxx
10-11 – ASAA
11-12 – ///BONES
12-1 – Valerna
1-2 – Pance Party

Buy tickets online HERE. For $5 discount tickets use GDD for the Promo Code, or drop the GDD name at the door.

And a little taste of the new Betatraxx single, Drug Abuse, to hold you over
BetaTraxx – Drug Abuse (Preview) by BetaTraxx

Here we have a GDD™ + Chemical Jump exclusive for you guys. Nate over at CJ and I were asked by the great people over at GreenElectronic to simultaneously release this monster out today, so we’re giving it to all of you fine folks. Valerna has been pumping out some serious bangarang lately with their multiple releases on Miles Dyson‘s Plasmapool Records, as well as getting a Felix Cartal touch-up to their latest track ‘Look Ma, No Pants!’ that went out on Beatport in July. Definitely make sure to catch these guys this Friday on the main stage at CONTROL along with Wolfgang Gartner, Harvard Bass, Skrillex, and ///BONES!

RSVP at jonahdancesdirty@gmail.com to be on our guestlist!
(First come first serve)
All feedback is valued and encouraged, so tell us what you think!


Oh Boy dirty dancers, do we have CONTROL Friday for you.

This week, we welcome two big room monsters that are backed by the incredible production they’ve quickly become known for. Undocumented Management’s Wolfgang Gartner and Harvard Bass. If that wasn’t enough to make you pass out, they will be supported by up-and-coming heavy hitters Valerna and Skrillex. And if that isn’t enough reason to go, I have been given the closing set for this carnival of a friday night, and I would love if you could make it just so you can see me bouncing off the walls in excitement. The flyer is enough for me to start jumpin right now.
///BONES 330-?
Now, make no mistake, this night is gonna be FUGGING CRAZY. Pre-sale tickets have already sold out, and apparently our guest list this week is going to be first come, first served. I can’t stress enough to RSVP NOW and make sure you SHOW UP EARLY.
RSVP to: JonahDancesDirty@gmail.com
21+ $15 before 11/ $20 after

18+ $20 before 12AM

…and heres your maximum tunage for the hype machine in all of us:

pic: TheStyleShark
We here at Gotta Dance Dirty™ value our strength through diversity in musical opinions and tastes. Consequently, when our front page gets dominated by Dutch house, I can’t help but roll up my sleeves and dig up some sweet disco house to share with our readers.

Busta Rhymes – Hustler’s Anthem 09 (Bit Funk Remix)
T-Pain’s presence on this jam nearly excluded it from consideration, but Bit Funk’s magic makes it impossible not to dance.

Grey Ghost – Take A Trip (Do The Boogaloo)
San Diego’s ghost with the most trades in his nu-disco hat for this unreleased funky house single.

Valerna – Look Ma, No Pants! (Felix Cartal Edit)
Vancouver’s Felix Cartal makes a quick edit of this disco rug-cutter from Valerna.

GreenElectronic (aka the Green Machine) sent over a care package this morning featuring a bundle of new and unreleased originals and remixes from PeaceTreaty, Pance Party, Valerna, Religion, and Clockwork. Enough foreplay, let’s cut to the chase.

Disco Villains – Crickets (PeaceTreaty Remix)
Their much-anticipated Gotta Dance Dirty™-exclusive mixtape will be out by next week!

• Pance Party – Trafalgar (Preview)
This one begs to be released and played at a massive musical festival or rave.

• Valerna – Eruption
Pick up their new EP from Beatport today.

• Felix Cartal – Berlin (Religion Remix)
My favorite Religion production to date.

Crystal Castles – Celestica (Clockwork Remix)
Old-school(?) indie electro remix that’s sure to get the dancefloor groovin’.


Alright LA, were finally kickin this summer into bonkers mode. We got huge names coming in the next few months, and with EDC around the corner, I couldn’t be more excited for a sweaty season of boom boom. This friday at Control, I will be opening the main stage (from 9:30-11:30!) for heavy bass champions AC Slater and Rico Tubbs, along with a very special live set from Vandalism. This one’s sure to be a wobble fest, bass heavy enough to give us that earthquake we’ve been waiting for out here on the coast. To put the icing on the cake, our very own Dr. Schlongo will be tearing up the legit lounge room with Sean Slaughter and our thrashin’ friends, Valerna. I got some tasties for ya here, gettin you ready to lose your balance on the d-floor.

Get on the GDD Guest List this FRIDAY!
RSVP to JonahDancesDirty@gmail.com
Our discounted entry:
21+ $10 before 11pm :: $15 til 12am

18+ $15 before 11pm :: $20 til 12am

Remember to come to the Legit Lounge entrance and say your on the GDD guest list!
(Located to the far left side of your facing the building. You’ll see the side patio!)

ps – ///SUMMER 2010 Mix we’ll be up this week too! Woop Woop!