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Shilo’s October Events

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

Festie season may be drawing to a close, but the new shows and sounds keep rolling in! Starting with the crisp brush of autumn breeze and ending with a Halloween nightcap, October is one of my favorite months- you can smell the mischief in the air! Or maybe that’s a grape blunt.

As always, 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.”

Here’s what’s going down on Planet Shilo:

  • 1: Respect presents 12th Planet vs. Infiltrata @ Dragonfly
  • 2: Pure Filth presents Bassface w/MRK1, The Professionals, DLX, Remo, Gaslamp Killer & more
  • 3: LA Decompression Festival
  • 3: Space Island Decom After Party/ Oscure, Braden, R/D, Propa Tingz, Henry Strange, Imagika & more
  • 7: Nosaj Thing & Fever Ray @ Henry Fonda Theatre
  • 7: Low End Theory w/Thavius Beck, Waajeed, Geology, Blu Jemz & residents
  • 7: House of Dub @ House of Blues w/Pablo Hassan, Sam XXXL & more
  • 10: Dynagroove w/Drumcell, Smog Stage @ Nucleus
  • 10: Fantasia
  • 14: Pretty Lights @ Key Club
  • 14: Low End Theory w/Dirty Digital Mestizo, Mike Gao & more
  • 15: Smog @ Respect w/Pawn, DLX, Pablo Hassan, MC XYZ & more @ Dragonfly
  • 16: 16Bit & Beyond w/Random Rab, Braden & Mr. Caparro @ AC Supper Club in Venice
  • 17: DROID Behavior 7-Year Anniversary w/Chris Liebing, Kid 606, Drumcell, Deru, Derek Michael, & special guest from Alpha Pup/Planet Mu
  • 20: Pitch Black @ Zanzibar (Santa Monica)
  • 20: Dubtroit w/Seven, DJ Evol, Pawn & Q.45
  • 21: Low End Theory 3-Year Anniversary! Flying Lotus, SamIYam, Dibia$e, Jneiro Jarel, Free the Robots, My Hollow Drum, MatthewDavid, Kutmah, Nobody, Nocando, Daddy Kev
  • 22: The Do Lab presents: Beats Antique, Deru & Jupiter @ King King
  • 24: Droid Behavior presents Acid Circus
  • 24: Smog w/Distance, Noah D, Emu & more
  • 25: I LOVE LA
  • 28: Low End Theory: Jogger Record Release Party with Jogger, Dr. Strangeloop & Ana Sia!
  • 30: Kraak & Smaak @ The Roxy
  • 30: Calling All Kids w/Flying Lotus & friends
  • 30: Hard Haunted Mansion w/Deadmau5, 2MANYDJS & more
  • 31: Halloween 3-D w/Daedelus, Jogger, Tokimonsta, 6Blocc, & more
  • 31: Hard Haunted Mansion w/Justice, Major Lazer, Modeselektor, & more
  • 31: HALLOWEEN! BEST HOLIDAY EVER! I am gonna dress up as a DJ.


Low End Theory: Mix Master Mike, Jneiro Jarel & the LAFD

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2009 by worldromper

Going to LA sometime in the future?

Of course you are. That is one of the beautiful things about living in Los Angeles: eventually, everybody passes through. Including you.

The next time you visit Crazyland, make sure it is on a Wednesday night so you can experience Low End Theory or as I like to call it, the epicenter of the future of music.

And when you are in LA and the MC shouts “C…..A!” the languid reply is “ALL DAY!” This is not a chant or a cheer however, but more like a call to chill; after the prompt, kids in the club slowly put down the pipe they are smoking, take a sip of their drink, a breath of the warm night air and then slowly yell back, “ALL DAY!”

There is no need to hurry; this is California and things are done a bit differently here- easier, more chill, more pimped out, more ‘fuck all yall’, more falling off the chair and into the night, more steazy, more sunshine, more music. All day. 

Last night Mix Master Mike of Beastie Boy fame was in the house to grace us with his turntable skills. The stars were blazing in the gorgeous warm LA evening, and by the time I arrived close to 11 the upstairs dance floor was filled with nodders bumping to the sounds of the Mother Fucking Gaslamp Killer, fresh back from Europe with a gang of new tracks from homies across the pond.

Now, people usually don’t “dance” so much at Low End Theory. There are always a few of us, to be sure, but in general there seems to be this idea that the music is IDM and therefore not to be danced to. I kind of despise the term IDM; though I love being labeled intelligent, for music it just implies that other types of music are stupid and that beats which lend themselves to dancing are for dummies. Smart people listen to IDM and bob their heads. Whatever.

Gaslamp finished up his first set of the night and My Hollow Drum took over the upstairs room. MHD is a collaboration of about a dozen LA DJs, musicians and artists; they have been at Low End Theory a few times and when I see them on the bill, I get excited- their music is fat and fresh and the rotating lineup means that you never know what you are going to get, which is a good thing in my world.

But the real place to be at Low End Theory is outside, down on the dance floor of the half open-air barn, by the Pure Filth speakers and under the rattling roof. The wooden rafters and tin roof panels buzz and shake like the third earthquake this week or something.

Daddy Kev, Nobody, and Gaslamp were taking turns rocking shit out to sweet bassy goodness, playing tracks that I have been given in the last week or so, brand new fresh cutting-edge shit. People don’t even know what to make of the sounds invading their brains. I love it.

With no Nocando last night, the Gaslamp Killer was on the mic periodically with his superfreak style and would shout out the DJs name AND whose track they were playing- for this club nerd, that is awesome. My shorty self can often not even see which DJ is on, and God knows I can’t name every track these pioneers lay down- but I sure do like to know. Props on that, Gaslamp Killer.

Now, the only problem with Low End Theory is that the residents are so goddamned exceptional, talent that comes through really has to step up their game. Good thing last night they did.

Jneiro Jarel or Dr. Who Dat? was the first guest to lay down on the outside stage; he was obviously really stoked to be at Low End Theory and his enthusiasm was catching. He was dancing like crazy and MC’d a bit as well, and was so excited that he seemed to sometimes grab the mic as an afterthought, ‘cuz he was spittin’ anyway. A very enjoyable set!

As much as I love seeing the DJ play with the magic knobs, I like to dance even more which is fairly difficult to do when the floor is packed up front like it was last night, so I found myself at the back of the Airliner by the trees and the grape blunts, dancing with the freaks.

Mix Master Mike came on to much excitement and applause and began chopping shit up right. Low End Theory pops, and Mike knew just how to harness the sizzle and throw it back down on our heads. We screamed.

He was just getting into a stuttering mix of  “Creator” by Santigold when all of a sudden the music shut off and everyone turned around and began walking off the dance floor.

I’m in the back right, like WTF? There is only one thing that can shut down a stage like that: the Fire Department. And indeed it was. I am guessing capacity issues but whatever- these uniformed gentlemen have obviously never been to a rave.

So the masses herded out mooing and the leftovers went upstairs for the rest of the night; Daddy Kev was up quick getting the second dance floor greasy and indeed by the time I made my way up so had Mix Master Mike, and he proceeded to play out his set.

Turntablists amaze me, how they keep the beat in their head while slicing it up with their hands, and this guy is one of the most famous turntablists in the world for a reason. High energy set done with style and then a little something extra, a little Low End Theory grit thrown in.

The sound upstairs at Low End Theory is not as good as the sound downstairs but ya know what when the LAFD shuts things down, you make lemonade. And that shit was tasty.



LA in MAY: Shilo’s Event Calendar

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2009 by worldromper

OK YOU GUYS it is too hard for me to post and keep up with separate events, so I am just going to put up a calendar a month of events I am going to and keep it updated as my schedule changes every frickin’ day.

Shilo’s May Event Calendar…starting in April:

  • APR 28: Dubtroit w/Emalkay, Seven, Stenchman, 12th Planet & Unit @ Detroit Bar (OC)
  • APR 29: Low End Theory w/Zech’s Marquise & Blank Blue
  • APR 30: Glitch Mob @ La Cita (all 4)
  • MAY 1: WOBBLE w/Emu, Pawn, Skeet Skeet, Paparazzi, more @ Boardners
  • MAY 2: DROID presents Interface 27 @ TBA
  • MAY 6: Low End Theory w/Daiba$e, Mono/Poly & Devon
  • MAY 6: Lies Lies Lies @ Vine Bar in Hollywood
  • MAY 7: Playloop w/John Tejada 
  • MAY 8: Moontribe
  • MAY 9: Smog: L-Wiz, Irk, Trickykid, Emu, Pawn, & more @ Echoplex
  • MAY 13: Low End Theory w/Juakali, Kush Arora & My Hollow Drum
  • MAY 15: Tipper, RD, Jupit3r & Kether @ Echoplex
  • MAY 16: Dub Smugglers w/SPL & Osal8 (SAN DIEGO)
  • MAY 17: Ants In Your Pants (SAN DIEGO)
  • MAY 20: Dopplereffekt @ The Roxy (free show!)
  • MAY 20: Low End Theory w/Mix Master Mike, Jneiro Jarel, MHD
  • MAY 21: Smog & Droid present: Appleblim, Hyperactive, Drumcell & Pawn @ Echoplex
  • MAY 22: Moderat (Modeselektor & Apparat) & Deadmau5 @ Hollywood Palladium
  • MAY 22-55: MOVEMENT aka Detroit Electronic Music Festival!
  • MAY 26: Dubtroit @ Detroit Bar w/Gaslamp Killer, Pablo Hassan, Tonky K & Tealong
  • MAY 26: Glitch Mob w/Prodigy @ The Grove (OC)
  • MAY 27: Glitch Mob w/Prodigy @ Hollywood Palladium
  • MAY 27: Low End Theory w/SamIYam
  • MAY 29: Bassnectar w/Nosaj Thing & J-Boogie @ Henry Ford Music Box Theatre
  • MAY 30: Pure Filth presents BASSFACE w/ 16 Bit, Broken Note, The Professionals, Ras G & more @ TBA
  • MAY 29-31: Bobolink Music Festival

mikebreadytopartyMike B’s got the megaphone and mouse ears and is ready to party…

Are you?