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Shilo’s December Events

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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

DECIBEL PRESENTS: Best of Bass Dec. 30th with Jesse Rose, KiloWatts, Deru, novaTRON & seed

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , on December 18, 2008 by worldromper

DECIBEL returns for a couple of nights so that we might once again dip our toes in the magic music wonderland that is OUR festival and celebrate the New Year community-style. Neumos on Capitol Hill once again plays host for two evenings chocked full of talent from previous Decibel Festivals, once again lighting Seattle in a frenzied blaze of electronic euphoria, and YOU are invited. 

Night one is appropriately labeled Best of Bass as live electronic musicians speak to the deepest echoes in our souls with their unrelenting, lead-heavy bass beats that pull your heart and feet towards the speakers. Be warned though- your mind may not have a choice in the matter, and as the BPMs increase throughout the night, so will your lack of composure. Local dubby trip-hop artist seed eases you into the time warp from the jungle and just in time because next novaTRON will be bringing you beats unlike any you have ever heard from his mindplanet via the TronBox, and as you grind down into the dance floor in the furious motions of a maniac, try to remember that he was once a human too. Deru then delivers his energetic and sensual sounds, getting you ready forKiloWatts who continues your bass beatdown old-school style and turns the velocity up one notch to visceral. Keep up with this master mind-breaker and you will find yourself alive and sweaty and ready for Jesse Rose , whose techno will do no less than blow the very roof off of your head, leaving you spinning and kicking and bouncing out of control- we call it dancing. 



BEST OF BASS:

DB 2008

HIGHLIGHTS

Part I of “Micro dB”: a two evening event happening December 30th and 31st at Neumos, featuring several highlights from the 2008 Decibel Festival and one highly anticipated debut Seattle performance including…




JESSE ROSE

DJ :: Berlin: Get Physical / dirtybird / Made To Play
http://www. myspace. com/jesseroseandcontent

Jesse Rose is currently one of the most in-demand electronic music artists around the world, with seemingly every festival and club on the planet wanting a dose of his delicious Berlin-based bass-driven sound. This pioneer, producer, remixer, DJ and label owner of Front Room Recordings has been making music for over fourteen years and is now an established trend-setter, taking his place amongst the most popular and famous producers in the international electronic music community. Headlining the “Best of Bass” night at the Decibel New Year’s edition, Rose will bring his funk-lined, hyphy electro-house to Seattle for the first time ever, dropping his playfully dirty beats, twisty sound, and chunky bass on our waiting ears and dancing feet.
His track “Forget My Name” will be released on vinyl December 15th, but after the impending Decibel show there will be no chance of that- the sound of Jesse Rose will be tattooed on your eardrums for eternity.

 


KILOWATTS

Live :: Philadelphia: Native State / Thoughtless Music
http://www. kilowattsmusic. com

KiloWatts, otherwise known as James Watts, hails from Philly and plays bass-heavy breaks, down tempo, and techno that will open your mind with beats like a sack of bricks. Performing all over the U.S. and in Canada at festivals and dance parties, KiloWatts makes creative use of drums, scratches, and glitches to fill his music with a unique potency that takes listeners to the moon- and leaves them there. His new album Ground State on Native State Records is a barrier-breaking set of mind-jams that insist you reawaken the divinity within yourself and find the energy that connects you to the universe- not hard when you are on the moon. An ever-growing list of projects and collaborations exists. Skeetaz, with breakbeat cohort Bil Bless brings hard-hitting digital glitched-out psychedelic funk. His collaboration with singer Peter Van Ewijk is a mystical ride with vocals and guitar, nested atop edgy electronica. With Tanner Ross, an eerie style of dark techno is born under the name Voodeux for Dirtybird’s techno sublabel Mothership. Fellow Philadelphian MC Amagine delivers consciousness-driven motifs in their digital glitch-hop project called Super Galactic Expansive.


DERU

Live :: Los Angeles: Ghostly / Merck Records
http://www. myspace. com/iamderu

LA-based ambient glitch-dub-hop pioneer Deru was one of the surprise favorites for many at the 2008 Decibel Festival’s Ghostly International showcase at the Baltic Room, bringing his unique style to the traditional electronic merging of warm melodic structures with cold, precise rhythms. His is the sound of condensed isolation; the music your brain might make to survive when you are locked in a feeling of loneliness in the middle of a crowd of half a million. In contrast to the sparse and scattered sound of others in his IDM arena, Deru’s sound is delicate and dense, packed with energy and infused with deep, thumping bass.
His third album, Say Goodbye to Useless, is scheduled for release in early 2009 and will no doubt deliver more of the atmospheric, fractured sound that forward-thinking music lovers around the world have come to embrace.


novaTRON

Live :: Seattle: Innerflight
http://www. myspace. com/novatron

The sonic wizard that exists on this Earth as novaTRON is a designer of musical experience that defies all categorization. An animal like no other, novaTRON creates completely original beats that are improvised on the fly on the Tron Box, a self-constructed constellation of audio hardware that includes KORG’s EMX, ESX x2, KP3, KP2, Koassilator, and a Roland SP404. The music born from the marriage of the mind of a mad scientist and the Tron Box is a unique symphony of breakbeats, a reality twisted into a science of experimentation that combines to form an aural experience that can only be lived in the present. NovaTRON’s organic live sets capture the ephemeral nature of art and existence and strap it down with a thick layer of bass before letting it go on it’s way out to the world and into your body. His beats take you on a trip through multiple realms of reality with a professor of phunk at the helm; his music is created of the dance floor, by the dance floor, and for the dance floor. NovaTRON is a master of the moment who continues to push the limits of electronica with each and every new set.


SEED
Live :: Seattle: LiveNLove
http://www. myspace. com/seedbija

SEED is a killer drummer and producer from Seattle whose sound can be classified somewhere in the space between the genres of Jazzchestral Glitch-Samba, Ballet Ghettotech, and Transcendental Elevator Music. Representing local music collective LiveNLove, seed will be performing live on Ableton along with the jazzy vocal talents of Greer Sullivan and the smart rhymes of E@5E_95 for this year’s micro dB New Year’s party. Expect dubby trip-hop infused with experimental jungle, and look for this newcomer to continue expanding minds on the dance floor as he pushes his eclectic electric noise to greater heights with deeper meaning.

Decibel New Year’s 2 Day BLOWOUT

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2008 by worldromper

The 2008 Decibel Festival of Electronic Music, Visual Arts and New Media was a beautiful celebration of creation, four crystalline autumn days at the end of September when thousands of artists and music lovers converged together to dance and party, their joyous shouts of ecstasy forever affecting the course and future of the electronic arts. It was a booming bass note that reverberated through the international community surrounding this deliciously modern version of human creative endeavors. From around the world, the Pacific Northwest, and the Emerald City we all came together in a gritty little neighborhood in Seattle to dance like wild animals and be inspired, energy bouncing off of each other like popping firecrackers. Artists walked off of each other’s dance floors invigorated by their fellow creators with fresh motivation to take their own arts in new and different directions. Crowds hung their mouths wide open in amazement after discovering a new DJ, a new genre, a new love. Locals came out in full force and had their minds blown by their very own city and the culture that sizzles here despite the rain. From headliners like Carl Craig and Deadmau5 to local superstars like m.0 and Dave Pezzner, the Decibel artists straight laid it down, giving all they had and then some. A city festival by the people and for the people, Decibel left us sweaty and smiling, with new music in our ears, new friends in our hearts, and a new way of experiencing the world, because that is what great art does. 

Now, a few months later, as Decibel passes hang off rear-view mirrors and key chains around the city as talismans of precious memories, the festival returns for a couple of nights so that we might once again dip our toes in the magic music wonderland that is OUR Decibel Festival and celebrate the New Year community-style. Neumos on Capitol Hill once again plays host for two evenings chocked full of talent from previous Decibel Festivals, once again lighting Seattle in a frenzied blaze of electronic euphoria, and you are invited. 

Night one is appropriately labeled Best of Bass as live electronic musicians speak to the deepest echoes in our souls with their unrelenting, lead-heavy bass beats that pull your heart and feet towards the speakers. Be warned though- your mind may not have a choice in the matter, and as the BPMs increase throughout the night, so will your lack of composure. Local dubby trip-hop artist seed eases you into the time warp from the jungle and just in time because next novaTRON will be bringing you beats unlike any you have ever heard from his mindplanet via the TronBox, and as you grind down into the dance floor in the furious motions of a maniac, try to remember that he was once a human too. Deru then delivers his energetic and sensual sounds, getting you ready forKiloWatts who continues your bass beatdown old-school style and turns the velocity up one notch to visceral. Keep up with this master mind-breaker and you will find yourself alive and sweaty and ready for Jesse Rose , whose techno will do no less than blow the very roof off of your head, leaving you spinning and kicking and bouncing out of control- we call it dancing. 

On New Year’s Eve we will greet the fresh start with laughter and open eyes as we celebrate, dance, and have some nasty, dirty fun together as a community. An evening of Dirty Dancing will showcase the fun and funky side of deep house, tech house and techno, creating a dance floor that is playful and party-ripe. Starting with the street-filthy beats of Decibel Festival Director Nordic Soul and co-producer Michael Manahan, you don’t even have to wipe your shoes before you step onto the dance floor and give yourself away to the beats- you know you want to anyway. Local soon-to-be legend Dave Pezzner then delivers funky grooves, tracks of dance riots that are also highly emotive and sensual. With nary a moment to wipe the sweat dripping from your elbows, it just gets better with an amazing live set from John Tejada and his minimal, musical techno. Alex Smoke completes the lineup perfectly, his deep and dark style a reminder that techno is indeed all about sex. Be ready for some filthy fun as you party with your friends on the dance floor during this amazing night of talented artists at the forefront of the electronic music community; you WILL get down and dirty and dance.