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New MOCHIPET Album “Chicxulub” – Free MP3 on XLR8R

Posted in Album News & Reviews, Events, Music News with tags , , , on August 8, 2011 by worldromper

Mochipet drops a new album CHICXULUB next Tuesday August 16 on STS9′s 1320 Records, a melody-driven romp through a dinosaur dreamworld whose fun energy will be welcomed on dance floors all over – and good thing, because Mochipet sets off on a tour throughout the US in September, beginning with the Burn.

XLR8R has posted the first single off the album for free download, “Yoshi’s Dinosaur Egg Hunt,” calling it “an energetic slice of epic beat work that matches videogame-style arpeggiators (check the title) along with an over-powering breakbeat and a healthy dose of low-end rumble.”

CLICK HERE TO GO TO XLR8R AND DOWNLOAD “YOSHI’S DINOSAUR EGG HUNT”

Mochipet Tour Dates:

09/01 – 09/04 Black Rock City NV@ Burning Man

09/08 THU – Asheville NC @ The One Stop

09/09 FRI – Atlanta GA @ Apache Café

09/10 SAT – Charleston SC @ Charleston Pour House

09/14 WED – Durango CO @ Abbey Theatre

09/16 FRI – Denver CO @ The Summit

09/23 FRI – Madison WI @ Majestic Theatre

09/29 THU – St Louis MO @ The Old Rock House

MOCHIPET!

XLR8R Feature: Shlohmo, Baths, Alex B, Dak, Take & Low End Theory

Posted in New Media with tags , , , , , , on July 15, 2010 by worldromper

(Click on image to go to XLR8R article)

Beat Happening: From the Seeds Planted by Flying Lotus and Low End Theory, LA’s Abstract Instrumental Scene Branches Forward
Shlohmo

FRIDAY MIX: Glitch Mob XLR8R Podcast

Posted in LISTEN TO THIS with tags , , on July 1, 2010 by worldromper

Yeah yeah I know it’s Thursday. But what IS time, anyway?

The Glitch Mob cherry picks tracks from many of my current favorites, including Free the Robots, Eskmo, Deru, Alex B, EPROM, The Very Best and dear God help me, Lorn. Click on the image to go to the XLR8R podcast.

Magical Properties Tour: Daedelus, Nosaj Thing & Jogger

Posted in Events, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by worldromper

I have for a while been singing the praises of Daedelus, Nosaj Thing and Jogger, not to mention Daedelus’ new imprint, Magical Properties, of which the artist has said:

“The label is supposed to be about, in a certain sense, taking music very seriously but also having fun. It’s trying to conjure up a bit of an outside idea.”

If you like outside ideas, check out this nationwide tour AKA “a whole cavalcade caravan across this great continent” which has been heralded by the LA Weekly and XLR8R. And you can read my interview with Daedelus for Covers Magazine here.

DATES:

  • Thursday Feb 4th – Space 120 – Palm Springs, California
  • Friday Feb 5th – Echoplex – Los Angeles, California
  • Saturday Feb 6th – Mighty – San Francisco, California
  • Sunday Feb 7th – Jambalaya – Arcata, California
  • Monday Feb 8th – Rotture – Portland, Oregon
  • Tuesday Feb 9th – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC
  • Wednesday Feb 10th – Neumos – Seattle, Washington
  • Friday Feb 12th – Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Saturday Feb 13th – Gothic Theater – Englewood, Colorado
  • Sunday Feb 14th – Mad Planet – Milwaukee, Wisconson
  • Monday – Feb 15th – Majestic Theater – Madison, Wisconsin
  • Tuesday – Feb 16th – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, Illinois
  • Wednesday – Feb 17th – Grog Shop – Cleveland, Ohio
  • Thursday – Feb 18th – Wrong Bar – Toronto, Ontario
  • Friday – Feb 19th – Le Belmont – Montreal, Quebec
  • Saturday – Feb 20th – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, New York
  • Monday – Feb 22st – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tuesday – Feb 23rd – Bourbon Street – Baltimore, Maryland
  • Wednesday – Feb 24th – Xscape Lounge – Richmond, Virginia
  • Thursday – Feb 25th – Club R2 – Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Friday – Feb 26th – Club 828 – Asheville, North Carolina
  • Saturday Feb 27th -New Earth Music Hall – Athens, GA

Click here for the Facebook event page.

Pure Filth presents BASSFACE w/Joker, Nosaj Thing (SAT 11/28)

Posted in Events, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2009 by worldromper

JOKER was just crowned “King of Bass Music” in the latest issue of XLR8R. That’s a pretty damn big statement but this 20 year-old makes some pretty damn big tunes, including Purple City, one of the undeniable party anthems of 2009 that has ripped dance floors to shreds all up and down the West Coast. I have seen it happen; I have been on the floor screaming and jumping up and watching my friends freak out, and I can’t wait to do it again Saturday night!

The latest episode of BASSFACE brought to you by Pure Filth also features Alpha Pup’s Nosaj Thing who will get his chance to rip the venue in half; Lot 613 is an upgraded warehouse, so you get the plenty of room, the egalitarian floor-feel, cheap drinks, an outside smoking and art space ALONG WITH a working restroom. Awesome.

Also on the lineup: The Professionals, Novocaine9, Heru, MC Nomad, MC Kemst, visuals by Strangeloop and the “most adventurous sound installation yet,” AKA get ready to wobble at the cellular level.

BASSFACE takes place this Saturday night November 28 from 9PM to 3AM, cover is $10 before 11PM at Lot 613 at 613 Imperial Street in LA. Check the Facebook event page here and see you on the dance floor!

Decibel Festival 2008: A Review, A Reawakening DAY 2

Posted in Events, Festivals, From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2009 by worldromper

Last year in between four straight days of partying and boarding a Tuesday morning flight to Thailand, I somehow wrote a review of the epic, amazing time I had at Seattle’s Decibel Festival.

A party like no other, Decibel is a city festival held in the clubs, bars, parks and museums of Seattle, an event for the people, by the people. I will be reposting my review from last year along with photos and links, in five parts: Intro, Day 1, Day 2….you get it.

Decibel Festival 2009 takes place September 24-27 and you can check the lineup and buy tickets here.

DAY 2:

Decibel Mascot?On Friday I was up and skulking around Cap Hill by noon (after eating breakfast with Jahcoozi a few short hours before) for the lunchtime dB Conference on (duh) music journalism where I got insights from writers from XLR8R, Resident Advisor, the Stranger and more. One striking fact of the panel for me was that in a room of about thirty artists, only two were female, myself included. Where the ladies at? Next year, how about a panel on the dearth of female artists in the electronic arts?

Making my Friday was a delicious French-toast crepe and Wasabi Bloody Mary from Grey Gallery; highly recommended if you like your hangover with pickled okra and a very, very clear head.

That night I returned to Grey to catch a little of the Kulturszene DJ lounge before heading over to Neumos for the Dirty Dancing showcase where Let’s Go Outside was tearing it up. I love this DJ for his music and for this. I wanted to stay but my heady bass-freak self propelled me all the way over to the Baltic Room for the Native State Showcase; this venue is the perfect match for the Dark Lords of Native State. Welder was keeping the crowd wobbling and soon KiloWatts (also performing at dB 2009!) was shaking the whole earth with his structured and driving brand of crunky bass- this sound pioneer gave one of the best performances of Decibel, for sure. The people were lapping it up like kittens. Evil little kittens.

It was hard to pull away but I had to head back over to Neumos for Deadmau5. I lost track of how many times during the festival I went back and forth between the Baltic and the Pike Street area; I walked it at least four times, took a cab twice, drove at least once and bummed a ride a couple of times. Once I took a hoola hoop.

DEADMAU5I really didn’t know what to think of Deadmau5- I am familiar with his music and had done some research for a pre-Decibel article but had never seen him live and really didn’t know what to think of Mr. Joel Zimmerman. Downstairs at Neumos he was chilling and connecting the mad wireage inside his now-blue Mau5head, whose ears are a lovely velour, fun to rub, and insured. He was feeling a little pain from the night before in Edmonton where he and his manager had tied one on, but there was no hint of that at all when the Mau5 took the stage, because-

Deadmau5Deadmau5 completely blew me away. His performance was my biggest surprise of the festival. Dance-floor transcendence, and you know what I mean. I tend to fall into the brainwaves of “oh, everyone in the world likes this artist, so he must really suck”- but Deadmau5 simply wrecked mad destruction; the dance floor was so freaking packed you hardly even had to dance- all the people around you just moved your body around for you, and all you had to do was give yourself to it. I really don’t think Joel knows how good he is, despite all the Beatport awards and accolades; all he cares about is getting back into his studio and making music. No really, that is all he cares about.

However I did convince him to head over to the Church of Bass for the Subsequence afterhours and arrived just in time for the very last of Kris Moon’s set and then proceeded to get sticky with Phidelity whose psychedelic robotty-bass grooved perfectly with the dark dance church, all decked out for the festival with sweet black light art. We then got a second dose of Brendan Angelides aka Welder who performed this time as Eskmo, who is a dreamy poet of electronic intensity- I don’t know what world he comes from, but I want to buy a ticket.

Tune in next time for the Day 3 installment of Decibel Festival 2008: A Review, A Reawakening!

All photos by superfreak Matt Matsuda.

Mary Anne Hobbs Tours West Coast in September

Posted in Artists, Events, Females in the Arts, Festivals, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2009 by worldromper

Mary Anne Hobbs is a hero of mine. She is your hero too if you like dubstep, as her championing of the wobbly genre on BBC Radio 1 is responsible in large part for the distribution of the sound out of the dank basements of the UK and into your earholes.

She heads out on a ten day US tour starting September 10 to promote her new mix release on Planet Mu called Wild Angels (out September 9), check the tour dates and follow along with her tour diary on XLR8R.com right here.

I heard Mary Anne Hobbs perform at Low End Theory with the Glitch Mob and Flying Lotus a few months back (read my review here) and that club was an inch away from complete obliteration. She returns to LA at Low End on September 23 and will also be at the 2009 Decibel Festival in Seattle in the super fucking sweet BBC Radio 1 Showcase going down Saturday night September 26 at Neumos with Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Megasoid, and Mike Slott. Oh yeah, that’s right.

You do not want to miss this woman; she is an amazing force in the international electronic music community. And she absolutely rocks!

Ras G: Brotha From Anotha Planet *NEW ALBUM*

Posted in Events, LISTEN TO THIS, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2009 by worldromper

 
ras-approach-lp1Dropped today like sunshine from the sky is Ras G‘s new album Brotha From Anotha Planet; have a listen and download a free track “Shinelight” at XLR8R, and then get over to Brainfeeder or Alpha Pup for more information and to buy the whole tripped-out, psychedelicious thing- “ghetto sci-fi,” if you will.

AND if you are lucky like me and Ras G and live in LA where the weather’s so stupid it must have been dropped on its head as a baby, I will see you at Low End Theory tomorrow night for the official album release party where Ras G will perform along with Dakim, Teebs, and all residents.

I’ll smoke to that!

DOPE SAUCE: Mochipet’s XLR8R Mix

Posted in Artists, LISTEN TO THIS with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2009 by worldromper

1187777298_l1I cannot get enough of this mix. I have listened to it twice this morning and had to burn a CD for my car and my home.

With bits from Jamie Lidell, Eprom, Lupe Fiasco, Daeldelus, Three Six Mafia featuring UGK (THIRD COAST REPRESENTIN’) AND MJ, it is the dope sauce you were hoping would come your way this fine February afternoon. Eating it makes you ill, not sick, and is highly suggested.

Listen to and download Mochipet Presents Daly City Records right here.

Sweet press photo taken by Alexander Warnow

XLR8R’s 50 Best MP3s for 2008

Posted in Lists, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2009 by worldromper

Check out this fatty list and then somebody mix them all together!

Some names I love seeing on this list: Benga, Skream, Rusko, M83, Matty G, Jamie Lidell, Mochipet, Caspa, Autechre, SamiYam, Flying Lotus, Telefon Tel Aviv, Ellen Allien, The Pharcyde, Daedelus, Nalepa, and the Glitch Mob.

All I gotta say is: shorty want a thug.

An-ten-nae TOP MP3 on XLR8R for January

Posted in LISTEN TO THIS, Music News with tags , , on February 9, 2009 by worldromper

For his track “Excursions in Acid.”

Cilck here to listen to the sweet sauce.

 

 

Nice photo from Myspace

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