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Wham Bam Thank You: Review in Resident Advisor

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by worldromper

Read my review of last Friday night’s Wham Bam Thank You Unofficial Afterparty for the NAMM Show in Resident Advisor here.

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.

Shilo’s January Events

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Happy 2010!

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.”

  • Jan 1: Apparat, Bluetech, Deru, Marty Party, Heyoka in SF
  • Jan 2: Beats Antique in SF
  • Jan 5: Mimosa @ Zanzibar
  • Jan 6: Low End Theory with Robot Koch, Co.Fee of My Hollow Drum, MatthewDavid & residents
  • Jan 6: Scion House Party at the Roxy w/Distance, MRK 1 with MC Nika D, Starkey, 12th Planet
  • Jan 7: Respect @ Dragonfly w/R.A.W., US Marshall, Miztah Lex, Machete & MC XYZ
  • Jan 7: Ten Commandments of Dub w/CRS, LA Jae & Remo @ Levels Lounge
  • Jan 8: BASSFACE Reewind @ Lot 613 w/Flying Lotus, Daedelus, 6 Blocc, The Professionals, Jeremy Ellis, Daddy Kev, Ras G & more
  • Jan 9: The Do Lab presents THE GLITCH MOB, Marty Party & Jupit3r @ El Rey Theater
  • Jan 9: Addicted w/Ultrablack, Vaski, Numbernin6, DLX, RudElgin, 007, J-Viz, DemonOne & more @ TBA
  • Jan 9: DROID Interface 30 w/Speedy J, Scott Pagano, Drumcell & more @ TBA
  • Jan 9: Nosaj Thing, Elan, Mike Gao & Osal8 @ The Loft @ UCSD
  • Jan 13: Low End Theory w/Alex B, Dibia$e, Devonwho & residents
  • Jan 14: I AM A LASER w/Daedelus, Gaslamp Killer, Strangeloop & Timeboy
  • Jan 15: Friendly Intergration & Droid Behavior present Wham Bam Thank You NAMM: NAMM afterparty w/John Tejada, Henry Strange, Flashbulb, Deru, Richard Devine, Acid Circus, Derek Michael & more @ Downtown Independent
  • Jan 15: Rogue Dubs w/FTSZ, DLX, Austin Speed, Puppy Kicker, EshOne & more @ Kava Lounge (SD)
  • Jan 15: Droog, Simon Baker & Will Saul @ TS2
  • Jan 16: Gettin’ Busy w/Steve Aoki, Emalkay, 16Bit, Original Sin & more @ the Hudson
  • Jan 17: Big Foot Bass w/6 Blocc & more @ The Blu Monkey
  • Jan 20: Low End Theory w/Odd Nosdam, Jel, Jeremy Ellis & residents
  • Jan 22: Calling All Kids One Year Anniversary w/Dntel, Jel, Odd Nosdam, Sodapop & Matthewdavid @ Hyperion Tavern
  • Jan 22: Plump DJs and Steve Aoki @ Avalon
  • Jan 22: Bombadub w/Itchy Robot, 6 Blocc, EMU, Knorsq, Woes, Kemst @ Bordello
  • Jan 26: Dubtroit w/Tes La Rock, EMU, Flinch, Bodie & Sonic D
  • Jan 27: Low End Theory 1320 Records Showcase featuring Nalepa Dub Orchestra, Virtual Boy, St Andrew, Fuzz & residents
  • Jan 29: Skullfucked w/Eprom, Synkro, Liquid Stranger, Saint VII, Kether (Live PA), EMU, RudElgin, DJ 007 @ TBA
  • Jan 29: Get Lei’D in Heaven at Michael B’s birthday party w/Sublime Cover Band, Polynesian Dance Troupe, Flave, PrEssHa, Jimni, SoulKid, Jisaan, Goner, Creepy Tom, Godfather & Maria (Seattle)
  • Jan 30: Pure Filth presents BASSFACE with: JAKES, Take, The Professionals, Jaybird, Elgin, 007, Druley, Kemst, with visuals by Dr. Strangeloop at Lot 613
  • Jan 30: Pantheon Presents: Bollyhood Bass CD release party and Acid Crunk Tour w/David Starfire, an-ten-nae, Oscure, Jesse Wright, Electric Dandelion & much more @ Building 65

DECIBEL PRESENTS: Dirty Dancing New Year’s Eve with Alex Smoke, John Tejada, Dave Pezzner, Michael Manahan & Nordic Soul

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. 

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.

DIRTY DANCING :

NEW YEARS EVE

Part II of “Micro dB”: a two evening event happening December 30th and 31st at Neumos, featuring some of Decibel’s favorite techno / tech house bookings from over the past 5 years, including…


ALEX SMOKE

Live :: Glasgow: Soma / Vakant Records
http://www. myspace. com/alexsmoke1

Decibel is bringing back a previous performing artist who enjoyed one of the biggest crowd responses ever- Alex Smoke, whose dark and funky techno will be the climax to the two-night New Year’s party. Based in Glasgow, UK, this classically trained musician represents a submerged European minimalism, rich with intelligent rhythms and fibers of emotion. Smoke produces deeply atmospheric experiments of sound, both random and created at the same time, helping to push forward the edge of electronic music. His most recent release from Soma Records, Paradolia, is infused with dark grooves and influenced by everything from grime to electro, even using some of his own vocals to support his beats. Smoke has once again proved that his talent for expertly merging sinister flavors with dance-friendly beats results in great success. His sound is dirty fun, a little bad and a whole lot good- and we all love to dance to the apparent incongruencies which flow together flawlessly, a sensual connection of the body, soul, and techno.


JOHN TEJADA
Live :: Los Angeles: Poker Flat / Palette
http://www. myspace. com/johntejadasounds

John Tejada is one of the most thrilling electronic acts to experience live; this epic minimal master creates art with the dance floor in mind, his sound ranging across many genres and tempos but always hitting the mark. Born to a pair of classically trained musicians, John played his first gig at age 12, was producing in high school, and later turned down his acceptance into art school like any great artist should. This most-productive of producers now resides in LA between world tours and bears the torch of the So Cal techno community, although the diverse artist has produced many genres from drum and bass to house. You can expect this owner of record label Palette Recordings to tear up the floor of Neumos with his musical techno, leaving mouths open and feet sore. A fantastic billing alone, Tejada packs a destructive punch and adds a ripped flavor to the bill of Decibel’s “Dirty Dancing” New Year’s Eve party.


PEZZNER

Live :: Seattle: Om/ Freerange Records
http://www. jacoblondon. com

Dave Pezzner is a beloved local superstar as well as an internationally respected producer and composer, and is getting so hot that it is only a matter of moments before he explodes like the bombs he drops. As half of the popular Seattle duo Jacob London, Pezzner was part of the wildly successful Decibel in the Park showcase at this year’s festival and also regularly engulfs dance floors around the city with a signature groovy, funky tech-house feel. Fourteen years of world tours and live performances, fifteen releases on vinyl and at least thirty remixes put Pezzner at the top of his game, with his most recent release on Freerange Records touching on a more sensual and organic house sound. With heart-quickening mixes and deeply emotional music, Pezzner brings his characteristically impassioned and sexy sound once more to hungry listeners and further imbeds his role in the developing Seattle scene and the electronic community around the world.

 

MICHAEL MANAHAN vs.
NORDIC SOUL

2 x 4 DJ Set :: Seattle: Starborne / Decibel
http://www. michaelmanahan. com
http://www. myspace. com/nordicsoul..

Michael Manahan is an essential and vital element of the Left Coast electronic music community; he nourishes the underground not only with his deep and phat-funky tribal house sets but also with his immense contributions to the exploration of consciousness and spiritual evolution through art and music. This DJ, performer, producer, and space cowboy is also the co-founder of the Oracle Gatherings, the co-producer of the Decibel Festival, as well as the co-producer of the electronic music stage at Hempfest, the world’s largest reform protest. Also the owner of Starborne Productions, Manahan is an innovator and a leader of the Seattle dance community and tribal culture; a mainstay in the scene whose presence always ups the love whether he is spinning dubby house, hard techno, glitch-ridden breaks, spacey downtempo, or just hanging out being himself.

Nordic Soul has long been enamored with artistic expression, the creation of music, and the technology that fuses it all together, much to the benefit and evolution of the world of electronica and the underground culture that surrounds it. His healthy obsession began at the age of eleven in Detroit with the gift of his first guitar, got a kick in the ass with the purchase of a keyboard and drum machine during his teenage years, and continues to the present as the king of Seattle techno exists as the founder and director of the Decibel Festival. Known to his friends as Sean Horton, this DJ, producer, performer, and programmer brought a distinct and dirty Detroit flavor with him to Seattle in the mid-90’s and the musical zeitgeist of the city has been forever transformed by his presence. Nordic Soul has deeply impacted the electronic community not only through his work for the annual Decibel Festival but also by slaying Seattle dance floors year-round. His emotionally charged sets are infused with live instrumentation and ripe with the mélange of organic and synthesized tones, all riding on top of heavy bass lines. The resulting music is a living, hybrid creature with a rich sense of soul that delights in its own existence. A lover of many musical styles, Nordic Soul’s interest and roots in hip hop, IDM, industrial, and dub contribute to his current musical palette that straight drips techno into the mouths of the waiting audience, thirsty for the unrelenting madness and unabated aural penetration that is electronic music.

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.