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DF5K’s Favorite 10 Posts

Posted in Note to Readers on September 30, 2012 by worldromper

[In No Order]

  1. Low End Theory: Glitch Mob, Mary Anne Hobbs & Flying Lotus
  2. What the Fuck is Brostep?
  3. Symbiosis Gathering Changed My Life
  4. Shilo Finds Her Way Home: Burning Man 2009
  5. How to Be a Shitty Plus One
  6. Brainfeeder Ate My Brain: Brainfeeder Sessions Breaks Ground Like a 9.9
  7. Are You a Fucking Hipster?
  8. More Women in the Electronic Arts: A How-To Guide
  9. Serious Dubstep @ Pure Filth: 16 Bit Blows Up Warehouse in LA
  10. Hitler vs. Dubstep at Burning Man 2010

Top Ten Viewed Posts on DF5K

Posted in Note to Readers on September 30, 2012 by worldromper
  1. What the Fuck is Brostep?
  2. Top 25 Bad DJ Names
  3. New Electronic Music Festival: Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI
  4. Your Outdoor Festival Camping Checklist
  5. Exclusive Download: Pussy Wet Paint from Sugarpill & Chris B.
  6. New Glitch Mob “Drive It Like You Stole It” Free Download
  7. Are You a Fucking Hipster?
  8. Beatport Article: Los Angeles Claims USA’s Dance Crown
  9. DO’s & DON’T’s of Contacting Record Labels, Press, Blogs, Agents & Promoters
  10. Symbiosis Gathering: An Unparalleled Festival Experience

Top Ten Commented Posts on DF5K

Posted in Note to Readers on September 30, 2012 by worldromper
  1. What the Fuck is Brostep?
  2. Top 25 Bad DJ Names
  3. What Can Save Drum and Bass?
  4. Shilo Finds Her Way Home: Burning Man 2009
  5. Symbiosis Gathering: An Unparalleled Festival Experience
  6. Music Festivals: Traveling to the Beats on a Budget
  7. DO’s & DON’T’s of Contacting Record Labels, Press, Blogs, Agents & Promoters
  8. MY DEAR PROMOTERS…
  9. Rusko Drowns LA in an Ocean of Bass
  10. Your Outdoor Festival Camping Checklist

How to Survive a Crowd Crush

Posted in Note to Readers with tags on December 13, 2010 by worldromper

Note the disorganization of the Love Parade crowd – everyone is trying to go a different direction.

Crowd crushes have claimed the lives of hundreds of festivalgoers this year, and no doubt the tragedies at Berlin’s Love Parade and the Cambodian Water Festival have touched your heart. While much of the blame lies with poor planning on the part of the organizers, I want you to know what to do if you ever find yourself in the scary situation of a crowd crush.

Standard crush survival rules state that if you are being touched on all four sides, you are in a very dangerous situation and must leave immediately. This describes almost every show I’ve ever been to. How about some survival tips for the real world? Continue reading

What the Fuck is Brostep?

Posted in Note to Readers with tags on October 6, 2010 by worldromper

What the fuck is brostep?

Is brostep a fucking joke?

The term “brostep” was coined by Kozee, who indeed said that “it was a joke.”

However fratty the name may sound, there is a distinct type of electronic music emerging that can be collectively identified as brostep. Most music fans, even those entrenched in the world of EDM, don’t really even know what brostep is. After hearing the name, many people assume it’s a joke and the music must be crap- however these same people can then be found on Rusko’s or Datsik’s dance floor going absolutely nuts. Continue reading

How To Be A Shitty Plus One

Posted in Note to Readers with tags on August 21, 2010 by worldromper

I am a very lucky girl. I am almost always (okay…always) on the list. However I work for it; I will sometimes take four hours to write a review so I can get into a $10 show for free.

I often have a +1 next to my name, which I love to give to my friends so I can share with them the music, dance floor and live community experience that means so much to me. I also promote heaps of parties and am often hit up for guest list action, sometimes even to shows I have nothing to do with! By and large, almost everyone is gracious, kind and we have a wonderful night; friends always make the evening better.

However…I am sometimes surprised and amused how people ‘thank’ their host for getting them onto the guest list and into a show for free. If you want to make sure that someone never guest lists or “plus ones” you again, follow these ten simple rules: Continue reading

What is Glitch Hop?

Posted in New Media, Note to Readers with tags , on July 7, 2010 by worldromper

What is glitch hop?

Click on the image to go to the post on my homie Afromonk‘s blog, where producers like Kraddy, Ben Samples, Mochipet, ill gates, Dewey DB and Sugarpill chime in with GlitchFM’s Scott Novich and bloggers such as Dr. Krank and yours truly to attempt to define this genre, otherwise known as turbo crunk, lazer bass, midtempo, future blap, burner breaks and of course, Pikachu’s cunt.

Your Outdoor Festival Camping Checklist

Posted in Festivals, Lists, Note to Readers with tags , , , , on May 24, 2010 by worldromper

Going to a festival this season?

Wondering what the hell you should pack? No worries, DF5K has the ultimate outdoor festival camping checklist for you!

Continue reading

MY DEAR PROMOTERS….

Posted in Lists, Note to Readers with tags on May 22, 2010 by worldromper

My dearest promoters…your enthusiasm and energy lights the fires of nightlife and I humbly respect those who have made giving others a good time their raison d’être. Play is important, and here are a few tips to help you trim your game in order to pack the floor and create the right vibe at your next party: Continue reading

Lightning in a Bottle 2010 Final Lineup

Posted in Events, Festivals, Note to Readers with tags , on May 3, 2010 by worldromper

Whoa….this is just ridiculous:

Please don’t be like my friends that didn’t go to Symbiosis and are now forever forlorn over missing such a profound event and practically cry any time that weekend is brought up. People are coming from Seattle and Miami and probably even farther for Lightning in a Bottle; buy your presales and join us on the earthen dance floor Memorial Day weekend.

Follow DF5K on Twitter

Posted in New Media, Note to Readers with tags on April 29, 2010 by worldromper

…because I post heaps more music updates and links on there, often retweeting mixes and tracks from artists that I like but just don’t have the time to do a proper blog post.

FIND MY TWITTER PROFILE HERE

If you are not on Twitter and you are in the music industry, you are neglecting one of the most powerful and efficient promotional tools in the world- and it’s FREE. Get on it, in other words.

:)

Coachella 2010: DF5K’s Master Plan

Posted in Events, Festivals, Note to Readers with tags , on April 15, 2010 by worldromper

Of course I would need about five of me to actually accomplish this schedule, not to mention one of my favorite things about festivals is discovering new music…but I like to have a game plan anyway: Continue reading

BLOGROLL of BAD ASS BASS BLOGGERS

Posted in Lists, New Media, Note to Readers with tags , on April 12, 2010 by worldromper

I am in the process of updating my blog and soon these will all be in my blogroll, but for now here is a list of all the bass music bloggers that I could find. If you know of any I am missing, please tell me in the comments and I will add them. Bloggers are the underground of the interent! Continue reading

WMC 2010 Full Coverage

Posted in Events, Festivals, Note to Readers with tags , , , on March 20, 2010 by worldromper

Along with a team of writers I will be live-blogging and posting photos from all the crazy events of WMC 2010 over on Nightlyfe.com, which is also a great source of all kinds of Winter Music Conference information, such as:

MIAMI Venue Listing and the Complete WMC 2010 Party Directory, including:

PLUS by my friend Ryan Xristopher:

A Short Guide to Current DJ Technology AKA What the hell are they doing up there?

The Genre Police: How to Have a Conversation about Electronic Music in Miami (or anywhere)

…and tons more.

AND DON’T FORGET TO COME TO MY PARTY:

GET SLIPPERY IN MIAMI

with Mochipet, Fresh2Death (Ben Samples & Grek Fisk), S.P.E.C.T.R.E., Pressha, Siren, Hipgnosis, Stutterfly, Afromonk, Munkz, Gooddroid, Bryce, & MC Farfetched

Saturday March 27 @ Club Cinema Upstairs 673 Washington Ave. Miami Beach

10PM -5AM, FREE with RSVP to slipperyWMC@gmail.com, 21+

Dubstep Massive downstairs

You’re a Jerk

Posted in Note to Readers, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2009 by worldromper

So the people are jerk dancing in LA these days. They have been for a while, actually, but recently I’ve been seeing it just about everywhere: in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard, at the dance floor of Low End Theory to Nobody‘s set (what what!), in the newspapers…I realize that my LA readers may yawn and say, “old news,” but those of you outside SoCal and the West Coast might not. You might be wondering what the hell jerkin’ is.

Jerking goes best with big bouncy booty bass, round hollow drums, hoppy top notes and geeked-out lyrics. There are a zillion videos on YouTube, and every single one has a comment that says: “You cute but you can’t jerk.” LOL.

Here are some to give you an idea:

THE BIG Jerk video, New Boyz “You’re a Jerk;” 400,000 ringtones were downloaded from iTunes. RINGTONES!

And this guy wants to jerk in every country in the world, so far kicking and wriggling in Japan, South Korea and Nicaragua:

These teens at Huntington Beach want to teach YOU how to jerk:

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