It’s been a while since we’ve heard a peep from Dirty Dutch head honcho Chuckie, but we’re taking on one of his most memorable sets as a cram session. Nearly a week into 2012, Chuckie took the decks of Miami’s LIV for what would be a three and a half hour set, providing for an eclectic offering of Chuckie’s club selections and an experience that tops his more brief festival appearances.
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In addition to Spencer and Hill’s “1234,” David Guetta played this new remix called “Craissy 2K12″ from DJ Obek and MC Ambush. Albert Neve and Chuckie take on the remixing duties, giving this a distinctly harder sound and a drop that will definitely surprise you. It’s the kind of track to play to pump up a crowd, and the huge synths should have no problem getting the job done.
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Benga’s “Pour Your Love” has seen new life with its remix package, including the notable rendition from Chuckie. The dubstep production takes a dirty Dutch twist with electro synths as bouncy chords and the vocal from Marlene balance the fresh distortion. The cross between genres has forced a sound that could be referred to as hard dance. Listen to what happens when Chuckie takes melodic dubstep for a ride and purchase his remix of Benga’s “Pour Your Love” on Beatport.
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With 180,000 fans in attendance and almost 8,000,000 live stream views, Tomorrowland 2012 was one of the most viewed and adored festivals worldwide. On the closing Sunday, Chuckie’s Dirty Dutch team took over its own stage with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s Smash The House to add to the many memories of the weekend. You can now relive those moments with the Dirty Dutch aftermovie, and as a bonus, watch Chuckie’s entire Saturday main stage set. One of many special Tomorrowland moments, you also have the option of revisiting the fantasy-festival through the abundance of downloadable sets.
DJ Chuckie is always giving away free tracks, and he’s back again with UK artists MRK1 and Doctor. “Mek Money” almost sounds like a rap track, but the beat behind it gives it an interesting electronic feel. The drum and bass influence from MRK1 combined with Chuckie’s signature dirty dutch and Doctor’s lyrics make for a fun upbeat track that should fit nicely into certain sets. Check out the track below and download it as well — after all, you can’t beat free.Posted by
For those of you who were excited to get splattered this weekend in Brooklyn, we have some unfortunate news. According to a statement on Dayglow’s official website, the event has been postponed due to a last minute reversal of their sound permit. This isn’t the first time the event has run into trouble in New York City. If you recall, almost two years it was shut down by the NYPD mid-party and post paint drop because the venue was over capacity. This time, however, the postponement seems to have been out of their hands.
Dayglow is offering refunds to interested parties. These refunds can be redeemed by contacting TicketFly but we suggest waiting to see if you can make the alternate date — they will be honoring already purchased tickets. We’ll keep you updated with the new date and other information as it comes in. Read on for the full statement. (more…)Posted by
Canadian producers Dzeko and Torres have generously given away a free download of their remix to Chuckie’s “Who Is Ready To Jump.” Steering away from Chuckie and Dada Life’s harder electro styles, Dzeko and Torres turned the track into a solid progressive tune. Distinct bass kicks together with powerful bass lines energetically build up as the track reaches its peak of inspiring synth and chord play. DA advises you not to miss out on a free download this great.
Chuckie takes on the Polluted Mindz single, “Ride My Beat,” giving the electro-pop track his dirty Dutch spin. His remix injects a twisted and bouncy groove into a previously straight forward electronic offering. While not the edgier side we’ve seen from Chuckie of late, his latest remix effort provides animation for the dance floor, bringing the party yet again. “Ride My Beat” has been available on Beatport all week, so add his remix to your Chuckie collection now.
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Dayglow hits Brooklyn July 15th: tickets on sale, (update: Chuckie to headline) (update 2: postponed!)
The last time Dayglow came to New York City, it was Alesso and Benny Benassi going hard in the paint at Pier 94 — on New Years Day. Dayglow is returning to the Big Apple on July 15th, and it is relocating to to Brooklyn. The festival will be taking place at the new BK Festival Grounds on Stillwell Avenue. Like another Brooklyn-bound festival — and continuing a trend we are not exactly fond of — Dayglow isn’t announcing the headliners just yet. However, given the number of events taking place, you might be able to figure it out by process of elimination. Tickets are on sale today at Noon EST, and we’ll have the lineup info ASAFP.
Bonus video recap from Dayglow Pier 94 after the break — and don’t forget our photos.
Update: Chuckie has taken to Twitter and declared: “Dayglow party in NYC?! Count me in…” It’s still not a 100% confirmation, but things look likely, especially considering his followup Tweet of “Where Brooklyn at!!!!!”
Update 2: (June 25) We can now confirm to you exclusively that Dayglow Brooklyn will be headlined by Chuckie, with support from Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, as well as Dayglow resident DJ David Solano.
Update 3: (July 13) Uh oh, Dayglow Brooklyn has been postponed due to a “last minute reversal in granting the event its sound permit.” Organizers promise to honor existing tickets on the new date, and that refunds will be given for those who can’t make it.