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Slow Burn | Tropicool – ‘Long Drags and Winter Shags 2′

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Not only is David La Melza  one of the co-founders of the blog Gotta Dance Dirty, but he’s also a pretty groovy nu-disco DJ that goes by the moniker Tropicool. 

And even though he resides in Los Angeles (which surely doesn’t get snow,) he still put together a snazzy slow-burning mix that will warm you up during these harsh winter months.

So if you’re feeling cold, a little lonely, or need a good fix of slow-burn and nu-disco, then peep out this mix.

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Simply Breathtaking | Active Child – ‘Silhouette (Live)’

ActiveChildAt first I was obsessed with the high pitch angelic vocals of Bon Iver, but now I’m shouting and praising the incredible emotion-driven vocals of Los-Angeles-based singer, Active Child. 

Pat Grossi aka Active Child is a brilliant artist who captured my heart in one of my late-night Spotify session with his songs “Playing House” and “Hanging On.” Continue reading

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I Kinda Like It | Chris Brown x Kid Ink – Show Me

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Despite the fact I have my occasional hipster antimainstream/pop culture moments, I actually enjoy most of the pop culture musings. While I absolutely CAN’T STAND Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian (major ewww fest) on the other hand I’ve got a lil’ love for Chris Brown.

Maybe it’s because my brother (Jamile McGee) is in his music video “Gimme That” and has worked with him on several occasions, as well as partying with him in Los Angeles, or perhaps it’s because I used to have a crush on Breezy; I’ve got a spot for him in my heart. As much as the kid effs up, he still has some dope music and legit dance moves that get him a pass in my book. Continue reading

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Hot Steppin’ | Urulu – 92′ Symphony [Forthcoming]

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Los-Angeles/London-based producer, Urulu, is bringing some hot steppin’ music with his forthcoming EP Left Coast.

The EP, which is due out August 26th on New York-based label, Let’s Play House, is brought to life with a fast-paced house track called “92′ Symphony.” Taking it back with a classic house arrangement of the drums, this track is one that will have you hot steppin’ all over the dancefloor.

Give it a spin below. I warn you, make sure you’ve got your dancing shoes on. :)

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Eclectic Rhymes | Gajah & Mute Speaker – ‘The Great Indoors’

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Whether it’s a “Breakfast Shoplift” or passing time killing some hype, Los-Angeles emcee Gajah knows how to serve up some eclectic, often ingenious, lyricism that could easily be a verbal visualization of an abstract painting.

I’ve covered quite a bit of music of his on this blog, and whenever I get the chance (and I remember,) I try to post his music. So to show some love and mad support to one of my favorite emcees, I’m sharing with you some fresh new visuals from Gajah.

Check out his new video “The Great Indoors” featuring Mute Speaker.

Once you’ve soaked up that heavy dosage of creative lyricism, you’ll want to get in the mix and get to know Gajah and the Acid Lab Records family. Trust me, Gajah and Acid Lab Records bring forth some innovative hip-hop. It’s like non-stop spoken word. Gosh, I love it! :)