Since it’s inception in 2010, Detroit label, Visionquest, has made waves throughout the underground dance community. Founded by the supergroup consisting of Seth Troxler (biggup on getting the #1 spot on the RA Poll today), Ryan Crosson, Lee Curtiss, and Shaun Reeves, the independent imprint has played home to EPs from some of the best names in Deep/Tech House including Benoit & Sergio, Guy Gerber, Tale of Us, and more, but last month saw the first album release as a collaboration between VQ’s Ryan Crosson and Cadenza‘s Cesar Merveille.
In my chat with Crosson about the DRM project, he talks about how the partnership came about, struggling through 27 versions of one song on the album, and how its good to be unrestrained in the studio… Continue Reading
Visionquest not only makes up the supergroup of Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves, and Ryan Crosson, but it’s also a home to sounds that are supported by the foursome, like the new single from Canadian duo and VQ partypals, FOOTPRINTZ. “Dangers of the Mouth” is the first single from their forthcoming debut album, and Visionquest has started them off with a bang as they commission fellow Montrealean and Turbo mastermind, Tiga, for an uptempo rework that brings the dark, synthpop original off of its knees and into dancefloor territory. This great remix along with another rendition from Detroit’s Jimmy Edgar will be released exclusively on Beatport August 13th before its worldwide release on the 27th. √+ Continue Reading
Visionquest, unanimously one of Gotta Dance Dirty‘s favorite labels in the Deep House and Techno game, dropped an absolute stunner yesterday from recent New York–LA transplant Lauren Lane. Featuring vocals by dOP madman Jaw, the track is a high energy Deep House anthem in the making. Catch a great video interview about Lauren and check out a preview of the track via YouTube after the jump, or just take my word for it go straight to Beatport and get the release now.
Keep your eyes on GDD™ for more news about Lauren, as I’m sure she’ll be making a lot of noise on the LA scene in the near future.
Lovely photo by Alexander Jacob.
Sorry for the brief Dirt hiatus folks. We’ve been all over the grid lately — Detroit, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, etc, but now we’re back on track and ready to bring you 10 tracks all for download each Thursday here on out. This week, I’ve teamed up with the youngest member of our family, Toks, for an eclectic collection of tunes that should tickle a bit of everyone’s fancy. Get into it. Continue Reading
Happy Wednesday! I have a wealth of great news for you today including articles, videos, and music. Please read on after the jump to see what’s happening in the electronic music world.
Happy Monday! We’re coming back strong after a short Thanksgiving break with news on Insomniac’s new White Wonderland New Year’s Eve event, Soulwax’s Under the Covers Vol. 1, an Erol Alkan Q&A, and Visionquest’s greatest dance act of all time. More info after the jump.
Leeds lass Laura Jones is on her way to becoming a household name on the deep house circuit. Already racking up hot releases on Visionquest and Leftroom, Laura’s set to release her next EP on Damian Lazarus‘ legendary Crosstown Rebels, which is only further proof that she’s one to watch closely over the coming months! Take a listen to the Laura Jones promo mix for Fabric ahead of her show in EC1 this Saturday:
Laura Jones – Fabric Promo Mix [September 2011]
Los Angeles, I can confidently say that this Saturday marks one of the best dance music events to ever happen in this city. Crosstown Rebels, the lauded label run by the mysteriously interesting Damian Lazarus, and Flaunt Magazine are bringing the infamous Get Lost party to the West Coast after multiple successful and wildly hedonistic events during WMC in Miami in years past. With some of the biggest names in the global underground scene, Get Lost LA should be a bequest of auditory knowledge to all electronic music enthusiasts in this city. Find all necessary info below and make sure to read after the jump to see what Los Angeles’ trio, Droog, have to say about Get Lost, the Culprit label, and how Jamie Jones and Lee Foss helped them be where they’re at now.
† Crosstown Rebels + Flaunt Magazine present: Get Lost LA †
► Damian Lazarus, Visionquest (Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves), Art Department (Live), Deniz Kurtel (Live), Droog, and more
► Saturday, August 27th, 2011
► The Music Box, Hollywood, CA
► 10:00PM – 6:00AM • 21+
► Tickets $20
Check out our interview with these guys after the jump! Continue Reading