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Brainfeeder Sessions London August 14 Lineup Announced

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2010 by worldromper

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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

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

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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.

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Shilo’s September Events

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2009 by worldromper

As always, I keep this post updated throughout the month and you can find it by looking in the right-hand column on my main page under “Shilo’s Event Calendar.”

With Burning Man, Symbiosis Gathering and Decibel Festival, it is going to be one hell of a September!

  • 1-7 Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV! SEE YOU ON THE PLAYA!
  • 2: Low End Theory w/Peanut Butter Wolf (video set)
  • 6: Brainfeeder Sessions @ Downtown Independent w/Dorian Concept & Strangeloop
  • 5: Pure Filth presents BASSFACE w/Benny Page
  • 9: Low End Theory w/Hudson Mohawke, Dorian Concept, Mamiko Motto, Cinnaman & residents
  • 10: Friends of Friends Party @ The Echo w/LAZER SWORD, Ghosts on Tape, Rainbow Arabia & Hecuba
  • 11: Compression @ King King
  • 12: DESTROY LA w/Flying Lotus, Daedelus & Gaslamp Killer @ Henry Fonda Theatre
  • 15: Emu & Geno Cochino @ Zanzibar
  • 16: Low End Theory w/SamIYam, Take, Sacred, Lefto & more
  • 16: Scion House Party @ the Roxy w/N-Type, Pinch, Gaslamp Killer & 12th Planet
  • 17-21: Symbiosis Gathering, Camp Mather
  • 18: Pure Filth presents BASSFACE w/MALA, The Professionals, more
  • 19: CASPA, Matty G, Rod Azlan & more @ Smog
  • 23: Low End Theory w/Mary Anne Hobbs
  • 25: HieroGlitch w/Ill Gates, Audiovoid & more
  • 26: ABSURD in LA
  • 26: Break Open LA w/Teebs, Matthew David, Strangeloop, Kutmah, Remo & more @ Junction Block
  • 24-27: Decibel Festival in Seattle
  • 29: Breaking Atoms w/Take & Free the Robots
  • 29: Pure Filth @ the Airliner w/Special Guests from the UK
  • 30: Low End Theory w/Tokimonsta, Devonwho, residents & more TBA

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DESTROY LA: Flying Lotus, Daedelus & Gaslamp Killer

Posted in Note to Readers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2009 by worldromper

WHAT?!?!?

September 12 at the Henry Fonda Theatre. Also with Kutmah, MatthewDavid, Soda Pop & Post foetus.

That is really all I need to say about that.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! As of Tuesday September 8, Nosaj Thing has been added to the lineup!

Oh shit!

Oh shit!

Low End Theory: EXILE ‘Radio’ Release Party

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2009 by worldromper

Low End Theory is my new and improved Wednesday night ritual where I witness the future of sound is being born, a bass-heavy, hip-hop flavored night with an excitable crowd and mad talented music makers coming through each week. And the resident DJs? Ah, Nobody. As in DJ Nobody, Daddy Kev, THE MOTHERFUCKING GASLAMP KILLER who I am in LOVE with, D-Styles, and the AMAZING MC, Nocando.

Last night was the release party for Exile’s new album, “Radio,” and plenty of other talent was performing as well: Aloe Blacc, Blu, DJ Day, Johaz, Milo1 and Kutmah. The venue, the Airliner, is unassuming- an impression which continues even when you walk inside. Just your usual divey bar, selling tacos and feather hair adornments. But then you push your way through to the back of the bar and a little hallway leads you outside where a whole other world opens up, a throbbing, lurching, smoking, yelling, teeming, booty-humping dance floor of humans. And last night was hip hop-head heaven. 

Partially open to the starry LA sky, the stage area is covered by what this Texas girl can only call a barn, with a wavy tin roof over thick wooden beams. The open air means people can smoke, and they do: menthols, cigars, and whatever else they want.

Upstairs and inside is smaller bar and room with a killer sound system and another DJ. Last night Nobody was laying down tracks that I have listened to a dozen times in my car but have never heard played out. Gotta love that! A chill balcony overlooks the main stage below, but it is on the slick upstairs dance floor where all the real dancers gather, as the mob downstairs is too thick to fully get your dance on. The pop-and-lockers, the robots, and the break dancers all gather in this upper room and take turns showing off next to a wall of swirling visuals.

Now I can be a good dancer. I know this, because gay boys always want to dance with me. But these guys and girls last night put me to shame. TO SHAME. Those fat boys straight blew my mind; I was amazed by their dexterity as well as the sheer physicality of their moves. Where can I learn how to spin on my neck?

I am here in LA where I know very few people, surrounded by strangers who are better than me. People who are smarter, funnier, more stylish, better dancers, better writers, getting down more- ah okay, nobody was getting down more than me. One dancing freak even came up and said, damn girl, YOU GET DOWN! No shit, Hello my name is Shilo, and I came to get down. I did not come to this party or this life to stand around and watch things go by and try to look cool.

It is intimidating for sure, but when you are surrounded by such mad amounts of talent, it makes you want to be better. To improve your game. It’s easier to surround yourself with people who are a bit lesser in order to feel superior, smarter, faster. But when you look around and see others doing their thing, doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it well, it makes you want to rise up and be more yourself. 

I am a tiny fish in a giant pond, which is hard for a girl like me. But I just keep in my brain a little secret: fish grow to the size of their pond. I left last night a better dancer, because I had been surrounded by people who were better than me.

But before I left, I went down to that pulsating mass of people down on the big dance floor and pushed my way to the very front. My small size means I rarely have a good view of the stage, but it also means I can weave my way to the front of any dance floor past elbows and dirty looks from girls. Why the hatin’, ladies? I don’t want your Gomer of a man with the trying-too-hard shades on! My reply to these looks is always the same: the biggest smile I have.

Exile was just getting started, all in monk robes and future shades, and one guy was creeping out to the front of the stage, holding a boom box in front of his head. And I mean boom box, straight out of 1983. He turned his head to the side, lowered the ghettoblaster, and when he turned back to look at the crowd, he had no face- just a speaker. The crowd went crazy.

Donte wants pictures! I thought to myself, grabbing my iPhone and holding it up and snapping a few of the specter of bass, a true man of my religion. And all the pictures really sucked. I promise you guys I will get a new camera, because even as a writer I know that a picture is worth a thousand words. Which is at least half of one of my blog posts. Although in my art’s defense, a famous book begins like this: In the beginning was the word and the word was GOD.

The Exile crew experienced a few technical difficulties, resulting in moments of silence in which you could hear the crowd scream, “technology SUCKS!” and “FUCK TECHNOLOGY!” All tongue-in-cheek of course,- we are children of technology; we grew up pressing buttons.  The hosting MC was EXCELLENT- besides his tight rhymes, he did not miss a lick when the music would stop or the bass would blare. Not one lick.

As I left last night without seeing one person I knew (my friend DJ NAMEDROP was in the crowd but we failed to meet up), I thought, can I do this? Can I infiltrate the tougher, hottier, grittier Los Angeles scene the way I did Seattle? Ah of course I can. I was born to do this. My ancestors were Bohemian (as in, from Bohemia in former Czechoslovakia) and I fancy they were gypsies. Have you ever sold everything you owned except what would fit in your car or on your back and moved across the country or the world without knowing hardly a soul? I have. Five times. And once upon one of those times I did not know any of you, my good friends in Seattle. October 2007, to be exact- not that long ago.

So here I am again. I know this “review” hardly qualifies as such, for there is much more about me than the show. Although 99% of the people reading this know me, I hope to someday have actual strangers reading my words, and strangers don’t give a shit if I want to learn how to spin on my neck. So I will try to make my reviews less and less about me and more and more about what they are supposed to be about.

And I promise that next week, it will be ALL about the music, for the lineup at Low End Theory is just STUPID: The Glitch Mob, Mary Anne Hobbs from BBC Radio 1, and a very special surprise guest. I know who it is! It’s gonna be good! I may not have many friends here yet, but I have the right ones!

One day I will write all about the music- but for now, tonight, when I write I feel like I am talking to my friends, who I miss terribly. I miss Recess’ hair all slicked to one side. I miss Asifa’s shining face walking up to me on the dance floor. I miss the point of the night when Suda just starts talking jibberish. But you know what? I also miss Kara, the pilot from Maine who I went candlestick bowling with. I miss Biafall, from Paris, who held my hand and sang to Jah by the river Seine. I miss Iain, from New Zealand, who thought I was crazy for not putting spaghetti on my grilled cheese sandwich. And so many more friends who have left a piece of themselves inside of my heart. I carry you with me always.

Sheesh, want some chicken with that cheese? I am a little sappy at the end of a long moving day.

Tonight? I’m headed out dancing (of course) and going to meet up with some TRASH from the 206!

And here’s a picture for Donte:

Deep fried chicken, Chiang Mai, Thailand

***UPDATE***  I FOUND MY CAMERA!