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Coachella Brainfeeder x Stones Throw Pool Party (Sunday April 17)

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , on April 9, 2011 by worldromper

This party alone is worth the drive out to Coachella.

Lineup:


Flying Lotus
Gaslamp Killer
Peanut Butter Wolf
Dam Funk
Madlib
Teebs
Mono/Poly
Samiyam
+ surprise guests

It goes down at the Oasis at the Beach Club on Sunday April 17 from noon to 6PM. This event is invite-only and you must RSVP to brains@stonethrow.com to get in. Check out the Facebook event page for more information!

Alpha Pup Artists @ Decibel Festival 2010

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2010 by worldromper

Seattle knows what’s up. This week at Decibel Festival you will hear many of the more avant-garde and experimental new genres of electronic music, including beats from quite a crew of artists from Alpha Pup Records and our imprints Brainfeeder, Elm & Oak and Friends of Friends.

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666 on 10/10/10: DEATH GATE Album Release Party [LA]

Posted in Album News & Reviews, Events, Music News with tags , , , on September 11, 2010 by worldromper

“DEATH GATE” is the new EP out of the Gaslamp Killer, dropping next month on Brainfeeder. Heads up on the release party with TEN secret guests – and buy your tickets soon, because the Downtown Indie is a limited capacity venue and this event WILL sell out. Continue reading

Decibel Festival Showcase Spotlight: FLYING LOTUS AND FRIENDS

Posted in Events, Festivals, Music News with tags , , , , , , , on August 29, 2010 by worldromper

Flying Lotus has not only created earth-rattling albums, scores to avant-garde animated films and augmented reality applications, but has also inspired an international community of beat lovers and electronic magicians who find motivation and meaning in the sonic space beyond boundaries where his vision and artistry roam. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “Nothing Else” LORN (Brainfeeder) on Glitch.FM

Posted in Album News & Reviews with tags , , , , on July 9, 2010 by worldromper

(Click the image to go to my review of Nothing Else by LORN on Glitch.FM)

(Click HERE to find out where you can buy the album)

LORN “Nothing Else” Out Today on Brainfeeder

Posted in Album News & Reviews with tags , , , , on June 8, 2010 by worldromper

Shrouded in shadows and heaving mystery just like his music, “the Brainfeeder’s family creepy cousinLorn has just released his debut album Nothing Else on Flying Lotus’ highly regarded imprint. A lot of music lately sounds like it was made for robots; but Nothing Else was made for monsters….YOUR monsters, of course.

Heavy-moving and full, this album will rumble the nebulous side of your soul, providing a safe place to let loose your madness. However calling Lorn’s sound “dark” is taking the easy way out; Nothing Else is far more complex than the battle between good and evil. The story pulls away from the recesses of the mind towards the end, like the monsters found God, God was dead and everyone just breathed a big sigh of relief. Continue reading

Safe in the City of Angels: Mary Anne Hobbs’ Refugee Radio Shows

Posted in Events, Females in the Arts, LISTEN TO THIS, Music News, New Media with tags , on April 26, 2010 by worldromper

Mary Anne Hobbs @ DubWar NYC 09/09 by mikrosoundsystem

TUNE IN AROUND THE WORLD on BBC Radio 1 this week and the next for two special Mary Anne Hobbs shows broadcast from Los Angeles, the temporary home of our favorite volcano refugee. Continue reading

BRAINFEEDER SESSIONS LOS ANGELES MARCH 28 2010

Posted in Events, Music News with tags , , on March 19, 2010 by worldromper

CLICK HERE TO GO TO BRAINFEEDERSITE.COM



Interview with Daedelus

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Music News with tags , , , , , , on January 25, 2010 by worldromper

Los Angeles’ Finest: Daedelus Darling

January 2010

One of the pioneers of the Los Angeles beat music community, Daedelus has been delivering wild live performances in the area for years with the help of the futuristic Monome device and a penchant for dressing as an nineteenth-century dandy.

The experimental music producer hits New Zealand this month and then sets off on a nationwide tour beginning February 4 for his new label Magical Properties with Nosaj Thing and Jogger. Daedelus sat down with me for an interview at Philippe’s French Dip to speak on collisions of sound, art and fashion in the creative communities of Los Angeles and his personal conspiracy theory.

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Wham Bam Thank You NAMM: NAMM Show Afterparty JAN 15

Posted in Events, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2010 by worldromper

John Tejada, Richard Devine, Flashbulb, Deru, Laura Escudé, Scott Pagano, CPU, DJ Kero, Acid Circus, Derek Michael, Baseck, Eezir, Modesty, Trifonic, DJ G Ov, Moldover, Jon von & Henry Strange.

Inspired by the NAMM Show, one of the world’s largest music product trade shows taking place in Orange County January 14-17, the “future music and technology showcase” goes down this Friday, January 15 at the Downtown Independent Theatre of Brainfeeder Sessions fame.

Presented by Friendly Intergration, Droid Behavior & Electronic Creatives, the night also includes a music technology discussion and panel from 8-10PM with Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music.

Music goes until 4AM, 21+, $10-$20, discount & industry access room with NAMM badge.

EVENT RSVP: droidbehavior@gmail.com

INFO LINE: 213.915.6120

Click here for more information.

Daedelus & Gaslamp Killer @ I AM A LASER (Thurs. Jan 14)

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2010 by worldromper

Taking place at the chi chi Club Nokia Mezzanine Bar the second Thursday of every month and coinciding with the Downtown LA Art Walk, I AM A LASER brings fresh sounds to a new crowd, uniting wandering art communities in the search for great music and a good time.

Cover is $5 all night when you RSVP to rsvp@iamalaser.com or $10 otherwise.

This month on January 14 we have two of LA’s finest beat manipulators as well as fat visuals from Dr. Strangeloop (from Brainfeeder Sessions) and Timeboy:

DAEDELUS creates soundscapes ripe with emotion, from fast dance bangers to tracks that breathe romance, always delivering a unique and inspiring set and sometimes causing the walls to drip with sweat. He makes “rich deep dance music, the past 300 years slammed into one hour.”

GASLAMP KILLER has a rep for being crazy in a city known for crazy- that’s quite the accolade. With animalistic beats, a slamming track selection and wild stage presence, you never know quite what you will get when you step onto Gaslamp’s dance floor- but his music will no doubt move your body and mind.

Also at the party:

Photography by LA Weekly’s Curious Josh and sexy live painting by John Park and Michael Pukac; I have always been quite impressed by the quality of work on display at the show.

It all goes down at Club Nokia Mezzanine Bar (enter on Figueroa across from Holiday Inn) and there are several $5 parking lots a couple of blocks down, and I even found street parking last month. Click here for more information on parking and for all the details, please visit IAMALASER.COM.

And don’t forget to RSVP at rsvp@iamalaser.com for $5 entry all night!

10 RECORD LABELS I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS YEAR

Posted in Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2009 by worldromper

My Top Ten Record Labels of 2009, in no order:

  1. Brainfeeder
  2. Muti Music
  3. Hyperdub
  4. Warp Records
  5. Innerflight Music
  6. Tectonic
  7. Addictech
  8. BPitch Control
  9. Planet Mu
  10. Alpha Pup Records

2010: Year of the PUP

Brainfeeder Ate My Brain: Brainfeeder Sessions Breaks Ground Like a 9.9

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2009 by worldromper

Photo by Theo Jemison

Whoa.

LA, you have outdone yourself again. You have once again proved that this city rests not only on the San Andreas fault, but on a fissure to the future that steams out artistic productions far ahead of their time as well. There was a rupture in the earth last night of gargantuan proportions, and the world of electronic arts is changed today. My brain is changed today, after a meal like no other last night.

Yesterday evening I went to Brainfeeder Sessions at the Downtown Independent. As I walked past Jalisco’s Inn and up to the box office, I was thinking what the people on the sidewalk were saying: “Is this the right place?”

Then I heard screams flying off the roof and knew indeed we had accurately arrived. The Downtown Independent is a movie theater, but this was no Sunday matinee. This was something groundbreaking, something unlike anything I have ever experienced in my life, something that knocked me off-kilter and made my mind spasm and shake. In the lobby the line for concessions was snaking back towards the door; I ran into Gaslamp Killer who was whispering, which really threw me off.

Little did I know my entire brain was about to be thrown to Jupiter.

Inside the movie theater Mono/Poly had just gone on and the place was already filling up. People were crowded together by the entrance, trying to locate somewhere to sit in the darkness. The room smelled of beer, popcorn and weed- quite the delightful combination.

I quickly snagged a seat up by the front on the left, sat down and did not move for the rest of the set. Well, I moved, but not from my seat. The combination of Mono/Poly’s wacked out glitch-laden beats and fierce dubstep with Dr. Strangeloop and Synesthete‘s maniacal visuals held me captive, pushing me into my seat with my jaw dropped open like a lobotomy patient. I was freaking out. In a good way.

Eight zillion words could not describe eight seconds of the audio/visual experience last night. It was all the glory of an acid trip without the ugly comedown. The music alone injects you with this crazy energy, and then the visuals weave through the beats to further penetrate your brain: cutouts of steel-colored clouds, stuttering apocalypse cartoons, gold women from another universe, vibrating designs of screaming boxes, all perfectly timed and twirling and swirling with each booming beat. Every new sound and picture seems to stimulate a different area of your brain, and as it scrambles to keep up and connect all the pieces, your whole mind is illuminated and aroused and flailing in exhiliration. I would love to see brain scans of the crowd last night- we would have been lit up like the freakin’ Staples Center.

I had chills up the back of my neck, like some sort of specter was crawling down my spine. Multiple times, chills. I wanted to dance but couldn’t; alas all these emotions being squeezed out of my brain were coming out through my mouth, and the only way I could process this saturation of over-stimulation was to sit there laughing. The guy next to me is like, whoa crazy blond chick #953, but truly the experience affected me so very profoundly with such an eruption of emotions, I had to get them out of my body some way. Being unable to dance I was sitting there laughing out my amazement. I do the same thing when I am overcome with nerves: laugh.

FUCK I was freaking OUT. Twitching and wiggling and fidgeting like a madwoman in my seat, spit bubbles forming at the sides of my open mouth, eyes wrenched open like a candy kid at dawn. Mono/Poly was jumping around like the crowd’s synapses, giving shouts out to Low End Theory with a massive smile on his face, ending his set with a collection of dubstep BANGERS. The three rows ahead of me were as squirmy in their seats as I; people were yelling sporadically with fists in the air, clapping, hooting. The hyphyness continued to spread through the crowd and the hours until we were practically monkey-people by the end of the night. Our brains were spilled like soda on the floor, our feet were stuck in the goo and our lips could not contain the feral screams escaping our mouths.

I would say: give us a dance floor, Brainfeeder, and it certainly was said last night by some in the crowd who could not and did not want to contain their bodily movement, inspired by such a rich sensory experience. But the whole point of this arrangement is to make you sit there and fully experience the tsunami of stimulation, to shove the meal of madness right into your mind without any other distractions.

After a brief and very freaky intermission (still with music and visuals), Eskmo came on. He is one of my favorite producers in the world and hearing his music set to Strangeloop’s visuals was nothing short of spectacular, magnificent on the level of mountain ranges. UBER crunchy bass, twisted up, slapping you like a wet beach towel- but still immaculately designed and elegantly delivered. Wild images raced around the movie screen in the meantime, fuzzed out armies of beetle-people, exploding houses on alien planets, flashes into an ancient oblivion, the stringy dreams of a lunatic, all pulling your eyes forward and then popping them back with ferocity.

By now the movie theater was PACKED, sold out, people standing all up and down both aisles and in the back, sitting on the floor, like we were kids in a camp meeting preparing for a time warp. At the second intermission I grabbed a second beer and hit the rooftop, where a second bar and second stage were set up and the overall theme of the night’s conversation was, “Oh my god this is fucking unbelievable, this shit is so fucking crazy, wow what a show!” Teebs was dropping beats but soon they had to cut the music off in order to move it downstairs to the lobby where the party would continue after the last set.

Which. Was. NOSAJ THING. His visuals were unique to his show, produced by Fair Enough. They were more minimalist and color blocked, floating around the screen like layers of oil and water. At other times they were tricky lines and squares, all timed and designed for Nosaj’s beats, allowing the crowd to refocus on the music. Nosaj’s set was as beautiful and epically graceful as ever. His music touches that soft and breakable part inside of you that you always keep hidden, lest the self-proclaimed proud assholes of the world try to break it just to see it break, like those jerks who shot the buffalo just to watch them fall. Nosaj’s art is a salve for the world, or at least my world; a warm blanket to wrap my mind in and soothe it from all its suffering, a glistening and shimmering moment of truth in the landscape of life. Bravo!

People were a bit confused about last night; I don’t think anyone knew what to expect, myself included. Some people didn’t realize it was an early party, and this being LA, showed up halfway through Nosaj’s set. Next time, I am getting there early, and I suggest you do too. The party continued after the visual show in the lobby with the beats of Mr. Killer and we slowly filtered out into the beautiful city night.

Brainfeeder Sessions is nothing short of groundbreaking. Talk about future shit. Talk about next level. You say you want a revolution? Great art transcends personal preferences; I know I am in the presence of great art when I am thinking: I want everyone I know and love to experience this, regardless of their age or musical taste or location. I want my mom there, my grandma there, my hippie friends who only like reggae, my shit-talking dubstep freaks, the techno elitists, the happy house heads: I want them all to experience this. Wow.

BIG BIG BIG FUCKING UPS to Flying Lotus and his masterful curation, creative genius and hard work. Big ups to the Brainfeeder crew, to the whole crowd last night, and indeed to the whole city of LA for providing the geographical glue that unites us in the quest for life-stimulating experiences through artistic expression.

And holy mindfuck if you haven’t heard Mono/Poly, get your ass to Low End Theory this Wednesday.

Click here to watch a video of part of Nosaj Thing’s set last night, by Theo Jemison.

Click here to check out BNUT’s photos of the evening.

Amazing Brainfeeder logo art by Teebs

ESKMO is Experimenting: Colorbrain Mix for Brainfeeder

Posted in Artists, LISTEN TO THIS with tags , , , , , , on December 8, 2009 by worldromper

Eskmo fuses extreme energy, heavy drums, broken asphalt, warped cries from the netherworld, dirty boots, distant snow-capped mountaintops and a fat dose of whomp to create his unique sound which is more than music, it is a translation of messages from highly-evolved beings of the future. They are telling us to dance. Growling and intense, the sounds that Eskmo lays on the world ripens the ears of its recipients to revolution, to a new way of musical expression that cannot be captured but only lived with broken beats in the brain and shakes of the ribcage.

Also known as Brendan Angelides, Eskmo has been writing and performing music since 1999 and also produces under the name Welder for his more downtempo, ethereal works. Eskmo’s music has been featured in such publications as URB, DJ Mag, Knowledge Mag, BBC Radio1, Rinse FM and Breaks FM. A regular on the Left Coast festival circuit, Eskmo’s sick live performances and innovative bass camping has brought him many loyal fans throughout the US, UK, and Europe.

A firestorm of originality, Eskmo‘s music is always unique and inspiring. This San Francisco producer has just released a mix exclusive to Brainfeeder made up all of his own tracks and remixes; download it for free on the Brainfeeder site here. And listen. And then TELL ME that is not absolutely fucking amazing music. Wow. I am in love.

Eskmo plays a special experimental mix at Brainfeeder Sessions this Sunday night in LA at the Downtown Independent along with Nosaj Thing‘s visual show. See you there.

Shilo’s December Events

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2009 by worldromper

HOLY FRICKIN’ HOLIDAZE I can’t believe 2009 is almost gone. This time last year, I wasn’t even considering moving to LA. And yet here I am now, smack in the middle of the most creative and exciting underground electronic scene in the world!

December is always party season, and this year is no exception. I keep this post updated and added to throughout the month and you can find it by looking in the right-hand column on my main page under “Shilo’s Event Calendar.”

  • Dec 2: Low End Theory Family Reunion w/Gaslamp Killer, Daddy Kev, Nobody, Nocando + special guests TBA
  • Dec 3: The Do Lab presents Solvent, Michna & Kether at King King
  • Dec 3: Respect presents Genr8 & Kuru
  • Dec 4: Culprit & Throne of Blood presents DJ Kaos, Soul Clap, TK Disko & Droog @ TS2
  • Dec 4: BWOMP presents Dubstep.FM Invades LA w/Dopelabs, HD4000, EMU & SURPRISE GUEST @ TBA
  • Dec 4: Nosaj Thing & Low Limit of Lazer Sword @ The Changing Same (San Jose)
  • Dec 4: CONTROL @ Avalon w/AC Slater & DJ Craze
  • Dec 5: Mark Farina @ Vanguard
  • Dec 5: KRS-One @ The Roxy
  • Dec 5: Winter Fresh Festival w/Datsik, The Toxic Avenger & much more @ the Pico Rivera Sports Arena
  • Dec 9: Low End Theory with Busdriver, Oscar McClure, Bossasaurus, Asura & residents
  • Dec 9: Lucent Dossier Experience @ H.Wood (every Wednesday)
  • Dec 10: I AM A LASER with Ana Sia and Deru @ Club Nokia Mezzanine Lounge
  • Dec 10: Made to Play with Jesse Rose, Riva Starr, Zombie Disco Squad & more @ the Roxy
  • Dec 10: Respect w/Everfresh, Whizard B2B Circuit, Machete, MC XYZ @ Dragonfly
  • Dec 10: Dopelabs, Them Cargo Pants, Knorsq & Tealong @ The Crosby
  • Dec 11: Chicks with Decks: Michele Bass, Imagika, Porter Tinsely & more @ Area 33
  • Dec 11: CONTROL @ Avalon w/Etienne de Crecy
  • Dec 11: Ewan Pearson & Droog at TS2
  • Dec 12: Pantheon pres. Elves and Hos Xmas Party w/Mimosa, Jesse Wright, Porter Tinsley & more @ Area 33
  • Dec 12: Gaslamp Killer @ The Echoplex
  • Dec 12: Derick Carter, Luke Solomon, John Graham @ Avaland @ Avalon
  • Dec 12: Hear 008 1-Year Anniversary w/Mark Henning, Drumcell, Jeremy P. Caulfield @ TBA
  • Dec 12: Love Fix w/Mark E Quark, Xavier de Enciso, Alex Villalobos, Victor Carrillo & more @ TBA
  • Dec 13: BRAINFEEDER Sessions w/Nosaj Thing Visual Show Premier, Eskmo, Mono/Poly, Gaslamp Killer, Strangeloop, Kutmah, Teebs & more @ the Downtown Independent
  • Dec 16: Low End Theory w/Sole & the Skyrider Band, Mono/Poly & residents
  • Dec 18: BLVD, Souleye, AdamandEvil, Mid City West @ The Stronghold Building (Venice)
  • Dec 18: Out of Asia w/Reid Speed, Gridlock, HD4000 & more @ TBA
  • Dec 18: CONTROL @ Avalon w/Armand van Helden
  • Dec 18: Obey pres. Brainfeeder & MHD takeover of the Crosby w/SamIYam, Ras G, Tokimonsta & My Hollow Drum (OC)
  • Dec 18: Ugly Sweater Party with BOUNCY HOUSE arriving at 5AM
  • Dec 19: Sqysh Fysh: A Nightmare Before Xmas w/Knowa Knowone, Pumpkin, Brion Charles & Gabe (BM Art Car fundraiser)
  • Dec 19: LA Record Christmas Party with Daedelus, Daddy Kev, Nobody, Take, MatthewDavid & LOTS more @ Bedrock, FREE w/TOY & RSVP here.
  • Dec 19: Infected Mushroom @ Avalon. Read my interview with Infected Mushroom
  • Dec 20: Winter Solstice Party w/Jega, Deru, Kraddy & Tom Burbank @ Air Conditioned Supper Club in Venice
  • Dec 22: Plug Research 2010 w/Daedelus, J.Rocc, Kutmah, surprise guests & more @ Echoplex
  • Dec 23: Low End Theory w/Ras G, SamIYam, Lorn, Teebs & residents
  • Dec 24: A Kilowatts Kristamas Eve feat. Kilowatts live, Treavor, Brian Saitzyk, Stephan Jacobs, Bartek @ Area 33 (Culver City)
  • Dec 25: MERRY CHRISTMAS SMOKE A FATTIE
  • Dec 26: Pure Filth presents BASSFACE w/DLX, Flying Lotus, Daedelus, Daddy Kev, 6Blocc, The Professionals, Magi, Remo, Metaphase, Kemst & MC1
  • Dec 29: Dubtroit 1-Year Anniversary w/DJ KMO, 12th Planet & more TBA
  • Dec 30: Low End Theory w/Tokimonsta, 6Blocc, Mr. Fantastic & residents
  • Dec 31: Sea of Dreams in SF w/Glitch Mob, Ozomatli, Bassnectar, Ghostland Observatory, Yard Dogs Road Show, EOTO, Lynx & Janover, Random Rab, Marty Party, Ana Sia, an-ten-nae, David Starfire & more
  • Dec 31: Gaslamp Killer, Chromeo & Peanut Butter Wolf @ Club Nokia
  • Dec 31: New Year’s Eve 2010 Together As One w/David Guetta, John Digweed, Dubfire, Sander Kleinenberg & more @ Los Angeles Sport Arena
  • Dec 31: HARD New Year’s Eve w/Boys Noize, A-Trak, DJ Mehdi, Destructo & more @ The Palladium
  • Dec 31: Lunar New Years Eve @ TBA w/Cesare vs. Disorder, Mikael Stavostrand, Acid Circus, Drumcell & more

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