Archive for king king

REVIEW: The Do Lab presents Eskmo, Siren & Sugarpill @ King King

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2010 by worldromper

***all photos by the amazing photographer and all-around nice guy Aaron Bennett***

Hollyweird was wildly alive on the warm summer night and screaming about it, as usual. Blessed by the gods of street parking, I bounced around the corner towards King King down Hollywood Boulevard, on a star-lined sidewalk as slippery and tilted as the revelers who traverse it. Continue reading

The Do Lab presents: PANTYRAID @ King King in Hollywood MARCH 4

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on February 22, 2010 by worldromper

Pantyraid‘s album The Sauce was most definitely one of my favorite albums of 2009; comprised of Marty Party and OOah of the Glitch Mob, this ass-slapping musical endeavor is ripe with raw emotion and rolling in the most delicious filth you could ever dream of, or as The Do Lab puts it: CAR FLIPPIN’ KRUNK.

Take it from my homie Doktor Krank, who is holding down the bass scene in Poland with his bare hands:

The shattered, looped and glitched hip hop beats colliding with heavy dubstep bass, riding a slow-mo rollercoaster of beautiful, oneiric melodies reminding me of cinematic score or android dreams. Electronic in form and glitchy in contents, with quite widely expanded instrumentation and great focus on details. Heavy, disturbing and unsettling, yet so fragile. No two songs resemble each other but all of them sum up to the top-notch whole.

Ah shit, son! Read the rest of Doktor Krank’s album review on GlitchFM here.

Opening the event are two locals whose names I always love to see on a flyer, Oscure and Henry Strange. BUY ADVANCE TICKETS to the Hollywood event; I guarantee you that this show will sell out.

Buy The Sauce on iTunes or Amazon here and find two sweet Pantyraid mixes to download on Marine Parade here.

Shilo’s December Events

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

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

WIN TICKETS to see Solvent, Michna & Kether @ The Do Lab on Thursday!

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2009 by worldromper

The Do Lab rolls back into Hollywood and takes it over again this Thursday night at the King King with Solvent, Michna & local freaks Kether.

It should be an interesting mix of music for the night; Solvent and Michna both hail from Ghostly International but with very different sounds and styles. Solvent is “at the forefront of electro-pop’s return to form” and his quirky tracks are sincere without being simple, displaying none of the clash and more of a melodic feel, sweeping across the front of the brain like a cool washcloth.

Michna‘s flavor is groovy and more bass-centered with an old-school slap coming in right when you need it, music with a hip-hop backbone that served him well on his last world tour to seven continents.

And from Muti Music, Space Island and Venice Beach comes Kether, one of my LA favorites that I am always excited to see on a lineup. Spanning several genres from IDM to breaks to dubstep and glitch, this duo delivers clean, organic sets of live electronics. Their sound is wrapped in the colorful strands of a crazy dream, woven through with melody arrangements written in specific notes to stimulate certain energy chakras in the body.

I am pretty sure there are no chakras in the feet, but expect yours to be stimulated, motivated and activated this Thursday night. The Do Lab’s events have sold out in the past, so buy your tickets here in advance, and for the Facebook event page with bios and more information, please click here.

OR try and WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS by posting your answer to this question in the comment section below. The winner will be notified on Wednesday:

Which artist are you most excited to hear at The Do Lab show on Thursday night, and why?

The Do Lab presents: Bluetech, Mimosa & Electric Dandelion @ King King

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2009 by worldromper

You probably have noticed that The Do Lab has been taking over King King in Hollywood about once a month these days, spreading the Burner vibe along with freaky art and fatty beats, and for that, LA is grateful. November’s show features fan fav Bluetech, Space Island’s Electric Dandelion, and MY favorite and recent transplant to La La Land (and we welcome you with open arms): MIMOSA.

Click here to read my review of Mimosa‘s latest album Flux for Life on Glitch.FM.

Click here for the Facebook event page and click here for tickets- buy them early because the last Do Lab show sold out and people were crying at the door. Or something like that.

Shilo’s November Events

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2009 by worldromper

Samhain, November 1, always indicates new cycles and fresh beginnings in my life, and this year seems to be no different. Here’s to autumn in LA!

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.”

  • 3: Wisp, Naha, Schlage & more @ Technique @ Zanzibar
  • 3: Jogger, Daedelus, Buraka Som Sistema, Jokers of the Scene & more @ Cinespace in Hollyweird. Free vodka 10-11PM.
  • 4: Low End Theory Special Ableton Event w/Thavius Beck, Sweatson Klank, MatthewDavid
  • 6: Kraddy
  • 7: Other People’s Money w/Vibesquad, Datsik, Subvert, Excision, Propa Tingz & more @ Nucleus Events Center
  • 8: Brainfeeder Sessions @ Downtown Independent w/Daedelus, Jogger, Gaslamp Killer, Dr. Strangeloop, Jeremy Ellis, Teebs & Kutmah
  • 10: Random Rab, Imagika & Electric Dandelion @ Zanzibar
  • 11: Low End Theory: My Hollow Drum, Kutmah, Devonwho
  • 11: Deru, Blockhead, AmpLive & Yppah @ The Echo
  • 12: The Do Lab presents Bluetech, Mimosa & Electric Dandelion @ King King
  • 12: I AM A LASER with Take, R/D, LC & Souleye at Club Nokia upstairs
  • 13: Compression w/Robtronik, Drumcell, Vic Carillo @ King King
  • 14: BWOMP presents: Attack of the BASS w/Anitserum, Puppykicker, Ev-1, J-Viz & more @ TBA
  • 18: Low End Theory w/Ghislain Poirier, Rob Luis & Lanu
  • 18: Scion House Party w/Plastician, Mary Anne Hobbs, SCUBA & 12th Planet, FREE w/RSVP
  • 20: Culprit & Hear w/Anthony Collins, Sammy Dee, Droog, Deliquent Frequency @ new venue TS 2
  • 20: Fat Freddy’s Drop @ The Roxy
  • 20: RUSKO, 12th Planet, Mr. White @ Avalon
  • 21: WE THE PEOPLE w/Bad Religion, Glitch Mob, Flobots, LA Riots, Jogger & much more @ Los Angeles Center Studios, downtown
  • 24: Dubtroit w/Pawn, Druley, Rudelgin & more
  • 25: Low End Theory: Daedelus special extended set
  • 25: House of Dub @ House of Blues w/DLX, Pawn, Steady, Kelly Dean, Evol, Pablo Hassan & more
  • 26: HAPPY THANKSGIVING = drinky drinky!
  • 27: Compression 4-Year Anniversary w/Claude Von Stroke & SF Dirtybird Crew
  • 28: Dysfunctional Family w/[a]pendics shuffle, Death by Acid, Alex Villalobos & more @ TBA
  • 28: Pure Filth presents BASSFACE with: JOKER & NOSAJ THING, The Professionals, Novocaine9, Heru!, Kemst, Nomad @ Lot 613

SPAZZ

Photo by Tap Tap Productions.

The Do LaB presents DERU, Jupit3r & Beats Antique @ King King 10/22

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2009 by worldromper

Every time I see Deru out and about on the streets of LA, I harass him about when he is playing out next in our fair city of freaks. Well it’s my lucky week because not only did Deru play at Droid Part 1 this past Saturday before the coppers shut the shit down, but he is playing AGAIN at The Do Lab’s show @ King King in Hollywood this Thursday October 22.

Not only that, but Deru is joined by JUPIT3R who tends to kill as well as Beats Antique. Like every show The Do Lab puts on, you can count on plenty of chewy atmosphere, and a colorful crowd.

Click here for the Facebook event page.

Click here to buy tickets.

More about Deru, one of my favorites:

Deru is Benjamin Wynn, an electronic music producer from Los Angeles whose fusion of IDM, hip-hop and emotronica pushes open boundaries inside the listener’s mind to create a greater space for his richly textured sound to evolve and room for the future of electronic music to arrive.

Now busy composing music for television, film, dance and performance art, Deru began producing in high school and later obtained a degree in music technology from CalArts. As co-owner of the music and sound company “The Track Team” he recently received an MPSE Golden Reel award nomination for best sound design in 2009 for work on Avatar: The Last Airbender. Further highlighting Deru’s versatility and creative range is his collaboration with classical composer Joby Talbot on a dance score for the Paris Opera Ballet, which like much of this talented producer’s work embodies a seamless and soulful synergy and displays a wide array of musical influences.

Deru’s music is the story of an ancient worship service under star-filled skies which you wake from only to realize you have left the planet; his chilling sounds are akin to robots confessing feelings of love, of an artificial factory gurgling and spurting beneath a grey ocean of space, of a haunted heart that can only sketch an idea of emotion, slick with the goo of a disturbed magnetism.