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Top Ten Festival Reviews

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) on July 26, 2012 by worldromper
  1. SXSW 2011
  2. Coachella 2010
  3. Lucent L’Amour 2010
  4. WMC 2010
  5. Sea of Dreams 2010
  6. Electric Daisy Carnival 2009
  7. Symbiosis Gathering 2009
  8. Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2009
  9. Photosynthesis Festival 1.0 2008
  10. Decibel Festival 2008

Top Ten Low End Theory Reviews

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags on July 26, 2012 by worldromper
  1. Low End Theory: Cherry Popped (January 14, 2009)
  2. Low End Theory: Exile “Radio” Release Party (January 21, 2009)
  3. Low End Theory: The Glitch Mob, Mary Anne Hobbs & Flying Lotus (January 28, 2009)
  4. Low End Theory: Daedelus & Nosaj Thing (February 25, 2009)
  5. Low End Theory: My Hollow Drum & more (March 25, 2009)
  6. Low End Theory: Mix Master Mike, Jneiro Jarel & the LAFD (May 20, 2009)
  7. Low End Theory: Nosaj Thing (July 15, 2009)
  8. Low End Theory: Flying Lotus (November 11, 2009)
  9. Low End Theory: Nocando “Jimmy the Lock” Release Party (February 17, 2010)
  10. Low End Theory: Poirier & Z-Trip (June 2, 2010)

Lucent Dossier Experience: The Private Party [Review]

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags on April 26, 2011 by worldromper

All Photos by Phil Holland

[Guest Blogger- Joseph Windowstosky]

Once more into the fantastic go we! Once more into the glistening mouth of wonderment, and then aloft among cellophane flowers and cackling birds, go we! Once more the clock strikes eleventeen! Once more the pretty lady in the moon beckons and smiles! Once again into the Lucent Dossier Experience go we! Go we! Oh for heavens’ sake, go “weeeeeeeeeee!!”

If you’ve ever taken shelter under a stack of novels by Lewis Carroll, M.C. Escher, Edward Gorey, Robert Heinlein, and Shel Silverstein, and then rested your head upon a two foot clown nose, and fallen asleep there for a thousand years, and THEN (and this part is key) let yourself dream, you’ve totally been here before.

If you’ve ever licked the magic paper square, at an arboretum, on Venus, while cranking electronica mp3s and running top-speed through the pretty little red flowers, holding hands tightly with Salvador Dali and laughing from ear to ear, then yes, you totally know how it is.

If you’ve been carried away by a smartly dressed chauffeur, opened a weathered letter from a long-lost stranger, fingered a tuft of cotton candy from a hick faerie clown gliding by in a tremendous hoop skirt, danced for a moment with a genteel gentleman who then bowed and flew straight up to the sky, and tasted the perfect delicate veggie masala as it melted on your tongue and warmed your heart, then I’m fairly certain you were right there beside me at the Lucent Dossier Private Party, just about a month ago. Continue reading

SXSW 2011 Review in Resident Advisor

Posted in Festivals, From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , on April 5, 2011 by worldromper


Or scroll down for pics & a Shlohmo video

Looking down from Austin Convention Center. Walk up the right two blocks to 6th Street.

Keepin’ Austin weird

Musicians Only!

Pitchfork “Offline” Party – Friday – Yuck on stage

Impromptu Jams All Over the Place

I Jam Therefore I Am on 6th Street in Austin, Texas

…and Marching Bands

Heaps of Panels & Workshops Each Day


Bass Invasion Compound Back Patio – Psymbionic on Deck!

DF5K with Afromonk & Ev-1

Shlohmo – Daedelus – Low Limit @ Magical Properties Showcase


Guest Blogger Review: SCREWFACE Jan. 28 by Ryan Xristopher

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags on February 4, 2011 by worldromper

Photo by Regal D

A big thanks to my friend and recent LA transplant Ryan Xristopher for this review!


Friday night, Jan 28, Hollywood Area, beautiful evening, the first installment of the Screwface show via PureFilthLA, featuring Drone, the Professionals, SAMIYAM, Kemst and Lorn @ Club Gabah. Let’s do it.

Entry in, nice clean space, straight rectangle dancefloor with the DJ in front and a small seating/chill area on the left. Flown speakers facing down from the ceiling and a line of bins to make your teeth rattle and your hair blow back. You want bass? You get bass. Continue reading

REVIEW: The Do Lab presents Marty Party & Heyoka @ King King

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , on August 17, 2010 by worldromper

Photo of MartyParty by Crash Photo.

For more pics check out The Do Lab’s Facebook profile here.

The Do Lab’s shows at King King are becoming my monthly trek to Hollywood. Oh I find myself in Hollyweird far more often than that, the neighborhood being somewhat of a necessary evil when you live in Los Angeles. However I try to avoid shows in Hollyhood as much as possible. In general the drinks are expensive, the people are stupid, the sidewalk smells like urine and the parking situation is almost as bad as “The Situation.”

But for The Do Lab, I will endure, because I know the music is going to be good. I know the crowd will be smiling and I know the whole club will be dancing from start to finish. I love this. Usually at clubs in LA or anywhere there is a much higher percentage of looky-loo’s than dancers, which lends itself to a creepy, voyeuristic feel. But The Do Lab’ shows are not about standing and watching. They are about crowd participation, and damn that crowd got down on Thursday night! I was impressed. Continue reading

Audiotistic Review in Resident Advisor

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , on August 4, 2010 by worldromper

(Please click the image to go to my review of Audiotistic in Resident Advisor)