Infamous musical maestro and Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers has been confirmed as the scribe of the official International Music Summit (IMS) anthem for 2013. Rodgers, who spilled the beans on collaborative duties with Daft Punk during his keynote speech at last year’s conference, looks to build on the hype stirred by his involvement in the duo’s first album single “Get Lucky” with British house evangelist Eats Everything providing official remix duties.
Two of dirtybird’s finest have joined forces on a new track titled “The GettUp.” Eats Everything and Justin Martin’s new collaboration — which was premiered by none other than dance music’s resident tastemaker, Pete Tong — features a concoction of grungy, bass-heavy noises that culminate to a melodically pleasant end result. You can leave it to these two dance music maestro to make “weird” work wonders — mixing it up in the typical dirtybird unorthodox ways to make something refreshingly different and innovative. The track is set to drop next month.Posted by
Almost as soon as the very hot UK duo Dusky signed to Dogmatik Records, they released “Flo Jam” and an EP by the same name. Through its heavy rotation, the track quite unexpectedly earned the title of iTunes Dance Single of the Year in 2012 and this triumph would not be complete without a remix EP. Up first with the honor of remixing the title track is Mange Tout (better known in English as Eats Everything) with a slow-grinding, bass-dropping version of the track’s original slinky tastes. No deep house tune is complete without an Aaliyah vocal sample, but Eats (as Mange Tout) seems to amplify the late R&B star’s vocals even more than Dusky could. For those still trying to find a way to sneak this track into sets, you may have just found your answer. Check out the entire EP’s remix package when it’s released on April 10th.Posted by
Bowling may seem an odd choice for an extra-curricular WMC outing given Miami’s reputation for glamour and hedonism, but not so for the lovable mess of misfits at San Francisco’s tech funk label Dirtybird. A sacrosanct safe haven for eclectic personalities and sounds, the label is known for being just as forward-thinking as it is, well, fun. On WMC Wednesday, a local Lucky Strike became ground zero for the label artists and lucky attendees aboard the MOX Bus, which featured such daily “takeovers” by various labels throughout the week.
Justin Martin and Eats Everything had a house music baby and it’s named the Feather Fight EP. Surprisingly this is the first collaboration from these two underground heavyweights, but it definitely will not be their last. The two track EP features the release of “Feather Fight” and “Harpy” — tunes that could have easily come from either of these producers individually but are inevitably stronger with the melding of these two musical minds. “Feather Fight,” a punchy bass-heavy tune, got a first play on the Dirtybird Essential Selection takeover back in December and has otherwise been receiving a lot of international radio play since. On the B side, “Harpy” is sweeping and orchestral with a dark low-end, employing both twinkling chimes and squelching horns. Click through for a lengthy preview and purchase link.
Dirtybird Records prepares to unveil its latest compilation Dirtybird Players on March 13. As a follow-up to last year’s Hatched compilation, Dirtybird Players will deliver new material from both newcomers and familiar label regulars alike. The San Francisco-based imprint known for its gritty house and bass music will bring listeners tracks from resident label mates Justin Martin, Claude VonStroke, and J. Philip, while Eats Everything and Shadow Child also return with contributions.
If you’re anything like us, you probably spent much of the last ten days avoiding social media for fear of mention of BPM, an event quickly becoming dance music’s greatest amalgamation of (largely deep house and techno) talent at once. The sixth annual festival took place this year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico — far away from the cold winds and boring cubicles many festivalgoers left behind for a glorious combination of beaches and beats. None of us over at Dancing Astronaut were of the lucky to attend, but we did catch some of the many killer sets that went down on the playas and in the clubs. Not all of these sets are complete and they’re definitely not a replacement for actually attending, but we hope this roundup will offer even the tiniest bit of solace. Click below for our choices from Andre Crom, Nicole Moudaber, Tale of Us, Ellen Allien, Sven Väth, Dubfire, Eats Everything, Cassy, Sasha, and Seth Troxler b2b Guy Gerber.
We’re very excited to learn that big names Groove Armada, Noir, and Eats Everything are coming out with remixes and reworks of the late 90s/early 00s disco-dub dance band Chicken Lips’ huge 2003 hit, “He Not In.” As we have come to expect with remix packages, the offerings from the three different producers/teams are diverse — each offering a different take on the already bombastic original.
We recently heard that at DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards, the crowned Best DJ winner Eats Everything had various equipment stolen — preventing him from even DJing that evening. Eats Everything (Daniel Pierce) lost a bag that included several precious USB sticks with records no one else had plus 100 of hours of work for his touring. In a stroke of luck, we’ve now learned DJ Mag received the contents of Eats’s property at their HQ and an anonymous note that read “It was an accident, Sorry! Merry Christmas.” Quite the relief.
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It goes without saying that over the past few years Justin Martin and Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird imprint has brought to light some of the most original artists we’re seeing today. Last Friday night, VonStroke and Martin took to the decks of Pete Tong’s weekly Essential Selection, and just as we’ve seen done by the Swedes and more recently Jamie Jones and Seth Troxler, embarked on a two-hour journey showcasing their favorite tracks of the moment and featuring mini-mixes from labelmates Eats Everything and Catz ‘n Dogz.
A highlight and exclusive preview to keep an eye on is Justin Martin and Eats Everything’s collaboration on “Feather Fight” — a track that stopped us in our tracks and forced a re-listen or two. Enjoy your Christmas morning to some exclusive productions and custom edits from the Dirtybird crew. Happy Holidays, everybody! (more…)Posted by