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March is by far the busiest, yet most fun month of the year for dance music lovers and professionals. SXSW (Austin) and WMC (Miami) both host tens of thousands of enthusiasts from around the world, and this year we sponsored our good friends at Gotta Dance Dirty, the premier lifestyle destination for dynamic dance music multimedia, taste-making events, news, and exclusive artist releases, to go on an epic RV road trip across America, hitting stops from Los Angeles to Miami over the course of nearly two weeks, that started on Tuesday, March 19th at Dim Mak Studios and ended on March 26th at WMC. With their very own GDD DJs, Bones, Troy Kurtz, and Burn Unit in tow, they hopped on board a few of their friends’ showcases, as well as presented a couple themselves. Here’s how it all went down…
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Coachella 2013 made it tough to pick which sets we’d be hitting up this year. So we left it up to our friends at Gotta Dance Dirty!
Check out their must sees below and where we’ll be! See you out there!
the Postal Service
Simian Mobile Disco
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Friday – Luciano, TNGHT, DJ Harvey
Saturday – Violent Femmes, Sigur Ros, Julio Bashmore
Sunday – the Faint, Jessie Ware, Loco Dice
From LA to Scottsdale to Austin to Dallas to New Orleans to Miami, our GDD resident hooligans Troy Kurtz, BONES, and Burn Unit have taken the experience of the GDDRV journey and produced 3 essential sets wrapped into an hour of the ultimate vibe. It was recorded and created literally on the roadtrip while burning highways across the country. This was originally proposed for our guest mix on Evolution Radio (airing this Saturday 3/23), but we have decided to unleash it early for you dirty dancers, so you can catch up on all the action and step into the drivers seat of the GDDRV…
Stefano Ritteri – The Partylife [00:00]
Foamo – Ocean Drive [02:04]
Amtrac – Those Days [3:36]
Celsius – Relax Your Mind [06:24]
Hot Since 82 – Like You [10:23]
Pele & Shawnecy – Focus [13:18]
Toyboy & Robin – In Need [15:27]
ZETA99 – Redial [19:11]
Hannah Wants & Lorenzo – Sick Sunshine [21:56]
UMEK – I Need You [24:29]
Gorgon City – Thor [27:00]
Ruff Hauser – Paul Bunyan [30:18]
Savage Skulls & Douster – TRT [32:51]
Playmode – Ultrasonic [35:42]
DJ Snake & Alesia – Bird Machine [38:05]
Alex Metric – Rave Weapon [39:13]
Krywolf & Claude VonStroke – Turbosteppa [43:31]
DJ Glen – Boogie Mafioso [46:27]
Bingo Players – Lame Brained [50:28]
Pirupa – Party Non Stop (Franky Rizardo Remix) [54:43]
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Hard to believe we’ve made it 10 days already, and everything is in proper full Miami swing. Like the day before, the boys went their own ways to begin the day.
Trevor headed to Dim Mak to play an early b2b set with Sound of Stereo by the pool at the Raleigh Hotel, where Tavik beach balls bounced around all over. Dim Mak always puts on a great party, and this Miami edition was no different.
Jonah and Matt boldly took the bikes across the Venetian Causeway from South Beach to Downtown to board what turned out to be one of the best events of the week thus far — the Skrillex x Crookers x 12th Planet x Congorock B2B yacht party. The boat was massive, but the capacity was comfortable, and after unbelievable opening sets from Koan Sound and Alvin Risk, the 4 way B2B set now known as The Gentlemen’s Club played to a rowdy boat deck for 2 hours cruising around the Miami harbor.
The views were incredible and the music was spot on, and there was a shared feeling amongst every passenger on the boat that “THIS IS F**KING CRAZY” — even Sonny said it on the mic a few times. After a legendary voyage, we pulled back into the harbor wishing we had another 4 hours to do it again.
Meanwhile, Troy’s account of his day follows –
After Wednesday’s moody rain squalls, Thursday produced nothing but sunshine, so I was off to the Red Bull Guest House / Boiler Room party which was on the rooftop of the Dream Hotel which had some incredible ocean views and a bevy of models in skimpy bikinis. Back to the music, techno legend Carl Craig paid proper homage to Detroit, which was followed by John Talbot, who absolutely smashed. Jamie XX came on right as the sun was setting behind the pastel colored high rises of South Beach.
My 48 hour caloric intake was at an all time low, so after a much needed food break I made it over to Bardot where we had Slap & Tickle present Jerome LOL, Shlohmo, and Flume. The vibes on the carpet were so thick that I actually think I saw a few people crying.
+ Let’s finish the weekend STRONG #GDDRV +
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Once we were all somewhat clean, we made our way to the Shelborne Hotel on Collins for the Nervous Records party featuring a gang of amazing talent including Amine Edge, Huxley, Cassian, Danny Daze and many more. The vibes were perfect for our first pool party of the week, and while the $10 beers and $20 cheeseburgers weren’t as perfect, we found ourselves coming back a couple times after stepping over to the Raleigh next door for the massive OWSLA x Fool’s Gold x Bromance x Dim Mak x WeDidIt x “I’m sure I’m missing someone” pool party. I think we’d all agree that Huxley put down the set of the afternoon…
We calmed it down somewhat to gear up for a very large night ahead. While Trevor headed over to HARD downtown and Troy made his way to Story for the Dim Mak takeover, Jonah and Matt decided to hit up The Modern Love Affair at Wall at The W Hotel for Pete Tong, Damian Lazarus, Art Department, and Luca C. The music was unbelievable. Pete undoubtedly knows how to curate a set and a lineup. Before long, the place was packed in like a can of sardines, and while the tunes were dead on, we literally couldn’t move anywhere, so we decided to take our party efforts on to the next event which happened to be Solomun at a neon party upstairs at Nikki Beach.
After befriending Angus and Connie of Sneaky Sound System and Jimmy of Flight Facilities, we hit the raved out club around 3-330AM, where Solomun was grooving out to a revelrous group of people.
It was approaching 5AM, and we knew we had a big day ahead, so we cabbed it back to the RV to get a few hours of solid sleep.
+ WE’RE GOING ON A BOAT TOMORROW! #GDDRV +
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