With a very clever video featuring a bunch of DJ look-a-like dogs, the Hard Summer 2013 lineup was announced this morning. This year the festival will be hosting an incredible lineup of diverse artists including Dog Blood, Duck Sauce, Flux Pavillion, Eats Everything, Duke Dumont, Knife Party, Julio Bashmore, Oliver and many more. Ed Banger Records and Dirtybird will both be bringing some extra special talent as they host their own stages at the festival. It seems that Hard really stepped up this year to bring something new and fresh to the table. The festival will take place on August 3rd & 4th at LA Historic State Park. You can purchase tickets here.¬†We hope to see you all there!
Miami Music Week is quickly approaching and we are giving away two tickets to the Dirtybird Players party at Villa 221 in Miami with super special guest De La Soul, along with Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Eats Everything, Catz N’ Dogz, French Fries, J. Phlip, Worthy, Kill Frenzy, Leroy Peppers, and Justin Jay. This party will be raging from noon to 10pm so get ready for a great time all day under the Miami sun. Enter the contest above and check out all the details†here.
The legendary Australian producer Dirty South has just released his debut album ‘Speed Of Life’ exclusively on iTunes. With a heavy catalog of amazing productions over the years he has finally achieved the difficult task of completing an album. ‘Speed Of Life’ is a nine track album, each having its own unique sound that come together to paint a perfect picture of the wide range of Dirty South’s production styles and influences. Some tracks have a very big room, emotional and uplifting feel like ‘Super Sounds’, while ‘Sunset’ is a beautiful vocal track that shows his ability to create tracks that are not strictly club focused. ‘Speed Of Life’ is an excellent achievement for Dirty South and he created a truly incredible album. Enjoy!
Dirty South – Speed Of Life (Album)† |†iTunes
Speed of Life
The Australian house music heavy weight Dirty South has recently announced the release of his debut album, ‘Speed Of Life’ which will be out on March 5th. While it might seem like too long to wait for what is surely to be one of the best dance albums of the year, Dirty South has put up a little something to help tide you over until March 5th. He has posted the first hour from his sold out set at the Palladium in Los Angeles last November, so plug in your speakers and turn up the volume. Enjoy!
Dirty South – Live Set From The Palladium†|†Stream Only
In anticipation for the release of the Dirtybird Players Compilation on March 13th Justin Martin, J.Phlip and Worthy will be taking over Control tomorrow night for a wild night full of that signature Dirtybird tech sound. If you are on the fence about going to this show, I promise you won’t regret going and if you aren’t familiar with the lineup check out the mix below for a taste of the upcoming Players Compilation. You can purchase tickets†here†and we hope to see you all there!
Dirtybird Players Sampler |†Beatport
One of my personal favorite up and comers, Stereotronique, has teamed up with Northend to bring this massive, big room banger. “‚ÄėReverence‚Äô combines the signature synth cord progressions of Northend with the raw grit of Stereotronique‚Äôs electro bass line formula.” The track also features the subtle yet powerful vocals of Stereotronique’s own Kevin O’Brien. Stereotronique has been known to put out some massive tunes, and has been largely underrated. The original duo, which consisted of Zack Lister and Kevin O’Brien, has since split, leaving Kevin to handle to front end and production while Zack remains active as the general manager. Be on the lookout for this track in a lot of big sets this year.
Northend & Stereotronique – Reverence (Original Mix) |¬†Beatport
Rihanna likes it dirty, and that’s exactly what this remix is. Congorock brings the bass with a simple riff throughout the song, but makes sure there isn’t any kind of slowing down throughout the track. The hard hitting bass mixed with Rihanna’s vocals will definitely get the crowd bumping for the dj that’s looking to get a crowd pumped. Check out the remix below and click HERE for a free download of¬† the Congorock remix and M83/Eric Prydz mash-up done by Disfunktion!
Rihanna – Diamonds (Congorock Remix) |¬†Stream Only¬†
If you have been waiting around for a high-powered track that epitomizes ‘dirty dutch’, look no further. Sidney Samson’s “Dutchland” sounds just like one of his older pieces with some new bells and whistles lacing the track along the way. If you have ever been to a Sidney Samson show, you are well aware of the high intensity that his original tracks inject into the crowd. “Dutchland” is officially up for grabs so go ahead and pick up your copy today!
Sidney Samson – Dutchland (Original Mix) |¬†Beatport
What. WHAT. WHAT! ¬†What masterpiece did R3hab & ZROQ just create?! Looks like I’ll be heading to Vegas December 12th just to see R3hab drop this tune live. Together they make a prime duo, not letting off any bass in the build up, but still dropping a perfect bassy house lead; like a dirtier, harder Afrojack.¬†ZROQ definitely has a golden touch to add the perfect amount of grunge to a house track, just like he did on “WTF!?” with Nicky Romero. ¬†Unfortunately “Skydrop” doesn’t get released until December 17th from Musical Freedom, but in the mean time it is definitely in your best interest as a human being to stream this track.
R3hab & ZROQ – Skydrop |¬†Stream Only
The French electro/dubstep/DnB group known as Dirtyphonics is hands down one of the freshest and most innovative groups in the EDM scene to date. Officially formed back in 2004, Dirtyphonics (composed of Charly, Thomas, Pho, and Pitchin) quickly climbed the ranks, becoming known for their massive, high-energy sound, signature tempo shifts, and reputable production quality. In addition to remixing artists such as Skrillex, Nero, and Benny Bennassi, the group has also released a flurry of chart-topping singles, such as “French Fuck,” “Vandals,” and their newest release of “DIRTY,” which is still in the Beatport Top 100 – Dubstep. Despite their undeniable reputation as chart-topping producers, Dirtyphonics are most notorious for their incredible live performance, something that must be seen to be believed. Incorporating various turntables, CDJs, MPCs, mixers, and effects processors, the group sets the golden standard for a true EDM performance. We had a chance to catch up to Dirtyphonics for an interview, read after the jump… [Read more...]