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Decibel Festival 2009: Shilo’s Showcase Suggestions

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2009 by worldromper

Due to popular demand I am writing up my showcase suggestions for the 2009 Decibel Festival which begins TOMORROW!

I have been pimping for this festival for a while; I believe strongly in the smart curation of the party. These lineups are not just thrown together, but rather placed with precision into intelligent mixes of eclectic talent. In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I write for Decibel, and am honored to be a part of Seattle’s EDM festival.

I have bolded my top pick for each day, and added links in orange to the showcase descriptions that I wrote up.

Happy Decibel everybody!

THURSDAY 9/24:

FRIDAY 9/25:

  • dB DJ Lounge w/Produkt DJs (Goner, PrEssHa, Andrew Luck)
  • dB in duB Part 2: Dubstep Massive (Caspa, N-Type, Juakali, Boxcutter, much more)
  • Dirty Dancing International (Noah Pred, Rob Hood, Alex Under, The Wighnomy Brothers)
  • dB in duB Afterhours: Dub Mutants (DJ G, Pinch, Moldy, KJ Sawka, Dopelabs)
  • Innerflight Red Eye Afterhours (novaTRON, Nerd Revolt, Phil Western)

SATURDAY 9/26

  • Future Funk H20 – Boat Party (Pezzner, J-Sun, Packy, Ramiro, Jeromy Nail)
  • Bass Lovers Unite (Mala, Mary Anne Hobbs, Megasoid, Nosaj Thing, Daedelus)
  • Disko Cassé (Hookerz N Blow, CLP, Truckasaurus, Brodinski, Recess, MC Anton Bomb)
  • dB Afterhours: The Deep End Part 2 (Voodeux, Move D, Martyn)
  • Starborne Dirty Velvet Afterhours (Nalepa, Mimosa, Mike Slott, 3WS, Eprom, Skoi Sirius, Take, Kotchy)

SUNDAY 9/27

Shilo Loves Decibel Festival!

Shilo Loves Decibel Festival!

MEMENTO: Boat Cruise in Memory of Tyler Douglas Brown aka Tyler B Yall

Posted in Events, Note to Readers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2009 by worldromper

Tyler Brown brought so much laughter into the world; he was one of those unique individuals whose goofy antics, fearless quirks and smiling face always made me smile, whether I was hanging out with him on dust-covered blankets at outdoor parties, chillin’ at the Produkt Dance Studio as the day dripped by, or ripping up the dance floors of Pioneer Square together. Even from LA, his hilariously weird Myspace status updates brought plenty of giggles to my life, as I could picture his face as he talked about glass toast and Typhoid Mary’s razor.

My friend’s status is now final. Rest in peace, Tyler B. A boat cruise will soon be sailing to raise money for his family, a small comfort but a benefit nonetheless. MEMENTO is brought to you by Produkt, Kryptonight and Rockit Science and sets sail June 14th and features the beats of Wheelz, Myk, Soundwave, Jisaan, Andrew Luck, Sonny Chiba, Von Dewey, and Nick MC.

Proceeds from the $10 cover will go entirely to the family; bar is cash only and the Islander boat can be found at 1611 Fairview Avenue in Seattle. Boarding is at 1PM; the boat departs at 3PM sharp and will return at 7PM.

Bring your respects, your friends, and your smile- because no one loved a party like Tyler, and this is one boat not to miss.

I am getting really fucking sick of writing up blog posts about benefit events for the families of my dead friends. This sucks.

iloveyoutylerbrownrestinpeacemyfriendTyler leads the party parade at Build Up for Operation Apex; following behind him are dozens of people carrying speakers and other gear to set up for the outdoor, one of the best parties of the year.

R.I.P. Tyler Brown, and watch out for the one-eyed one-horned flying purple people-eater.

ANALOG May 22: S.P.E.C.T.R.E, Andrew Luck, Dosadi, Grym & MC ANTON BOMB

Posted in Events, LISTEN TO THIS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2009 by worldromper

The Produkt family along with Rockit Science hits us again with the best party of the month in Seattle: Analog, where the dance floor is full, the screams are loud, the alcohol flows like honey and the bass will facefuck your mind right out of your head. In a good way.

Friday May 22 brings Colorado boy S.P.E.C.T.R.E. to town; this guy is one of my very favorites out there right now. He has made my Top Ten list six times and I listen to his mixes fanatically. I have never heard him live,  but I sure as hell want to. Do it for me, Seattle- you’re so good at it.

Also on the lineup: Andrew Luck and Dosadi, two of the 206’s tightest members of the bass community, and Grym, who not only designed the flyer below but loves to dish out dirty beats as well. You can check out Grym’s latest mix here, a whompcast featuring Sonic MC.

MC Anton Bomb rounds out the performers, and will somebody please buy this man of epic energy a shot for me or pour some champagne on his head or something? ‘Cuz it’s his birthday and I won’t be around to get crazy on the dance floor with him.

Have fun out there Seattle!

Random Photo #14

Posted in Random Photos with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2009 by worldromper

ilikeorangeandtechoTwo of my favorite chicas in the universe!

At Analog X: I Like Orange and Techno

By Produkt, hands down the maddest party crew in Seattle, and my family.

In the 206? Check out Analog Friday night (4/24) as Produkt and Uniting Souls combine forces at THE Rebar for some fatty dope house music from DJs Mes, Ramiro, and Trevor.

Photo by Tap Tap!

Random Photo #8

Posted in Random Photos with tags , on March 29, 2009 by worldromper

2008-april-0051RYLE rocks it at the Produkt Dance Studio @ Seattle’s Next Top MothaFuckin’ Gangsta’s 21st birthday party- a party that lasted for approximately the next 48 hours.

Ana Sia w/Danny Corn as 3WS in Seattle @ Analog Feb 27th

Posted in Artists, Events, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2009 by worldromper

Ana Sia’s dynamic delivery of brain-fazing beats has earned this Princess Slay-ah a pioneering place in the West Coast future sound movement. Her love of the low end combined with an intense understanding of the importance of dance to the human soul fuse together to create unforgettable sets of experience, whether she is slamming spots in her home of San Francisco or taking her turn in forests and at festivals around the country.

Let this artist bring you on an eclectic musical expedition into the deepest reaches of your own brain, delighting the rumble-lover in your soul as your thankful body tries to keep up. Ana Sia masterfully mixes a wide spectrum of rhythms with a beautiful fluidity and a delicate sensibility, giving the dance floor a delightfully wonky ride that ends at the corner of bliss and oblivion. Uniting the best elements of dirty dubstep, grimy glitch, and her personalized blend of “global slut psy-hop,” Ana Sia’s sets confirm crunk status of all who dare enter into the seamless sound-world of this woman of whomp.

Prepare to be annihilated as Ana Sia performs alongside Danny Corn as 3WS; the two are connected by the love of a bass-drenched world and will no doubt be having as much fun as the dance floor onto which they drop reverberating rhythms from the sky.

3WS plays Analog XIX put on by Produkt at Rebar on February 27th with support from local bass sluts PrEssHa and Noisemaker in what promises to the dopest Seatown show of the month.

Shilo is jealous.

 

50 Reasons Why I Love Seattle

Posted in Lists, Note to Readers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2008 by worldromper
  1. Walking around Green Lake, drinking beer and smoking cigarettes and freaking out all the housemoms running with three dogs, a double stroller and a phone in their faces.
  2. The sweaty, dirty, gnarly second room at Chop Suey .
  3. The party at the abandoned milk factory- one of the best in my life, and I was there for about 3 hours. Still don’t know who the DJ was spinning tight glitch hop.***Amended: I DO NOW! Jesse, from Hawaii- met him at a party at the Adriatica, the abandoned restaurant on Dexter***
  4. Sneaking pallets into Golden Gardens, dodging the cops and partying all night with a big ass bonfire. Ask me how.
  5. The smiling househeads.
  6. The serious techno crowd.
  7. Mount Rainier dominating the skyline; it never fails to drop my jaw.
  8. The Loft, a.k.a. The Produkt Dance Studio. One of those places that belongs to the community and is greater than the sum of  its parts; a moment in time that people will look back on in 50 years as an epicenter of arts culture. For real.
  9. Standing at the very bottom of Gasworks Park and feeling like you are in the middle of the fishbowl of Seattle.
  10. When you are in a really shitty mood and the weather just matches perfectly.
  11. Spy parties at Hengst when the outside stage was open. I met many of my best friends and favorite DJs there, aka: “Who the FUCK is that playing the Glitch Mob???” The Seattle midtempo community was born that night.
  12. The crackheads in Pioneer Square, both the creative (“I’ll trade you 12.5 million dollars in stock options for one cigarette”) and the hackneyed (the guy who tells my own jokes back to me).
  13. Under the 99 on-ramp by Contour where everyone goes to smoke.
  14. The Olympic National Park. If you live in Seattle and have not been out to the peninsula, first slap yourself then GET OUT THERE. One of the most beautiful places in the world is right out your back door.
  15. MC Anton Bomb.
  16. Photosynthesis, one of the best festivals and parties of the summer and where I fell in love with techno!
  17. The small size and intimate nature of the EDM community; headliners perform and you can jump right up on stage after the show and thank them.
  18. Value Village, where I get 99% of my clothes.
  19. The Alaskan Way Viaduct/earthquake thing- every time you drive on it, you know if there is an earthquake you are dead, but you do it anyway.
  20. The Stranger. We can all agree on the declining relevance of print publications, but their passionate adherence to snarky, critical, smart-ass reporting makes me laugh, every week.
  21. Rain. You kind of have to love it to live here, right?
  22. Truckasauras.
  23. How everyone FREAKING HATES the Ducks. The amphibious tour-vehicle kind, not the quacking kind. NON LE CANARD!
  24. Our fair weather sports fans, so very fickle.
  25. DECIBEL FESTIVAL.
  26. How you can smoke weed ANYWHERE in public and no one gives a shit.
  27. City kids putting flyers everywhere, even on tents at festivals and parties WAY out in the boonies.
  28. Hempfest, the largest protestival for the reform of marijuana laws IN THE WORLD.
  29. The Pacific Science Center- lasers and raves and those sweet multi-colored hoop things!
  30. Discovering that friend after friend after friend is a DJ.
  31. The SeaMonster in Wallingford BEFORE Andrew sold it. R.I.P.
  32. Springtime and its accompanying pink, purple, white and yellow trees.
  33. How people put ‘THE’ in front of club names: THE Contour, THE Rebar, THE Chop, THE Noc- you know you’ve done it.
  34. NWTekno.org and the living, vital community it supports.
  35. Sailing, always amazing whether you are on Lake Union, Lake Washington, or Puget Sound.
  36. novaTRON.
  37. How West Seattle is practically BFE- is it even a 206 area code?
  38. Seattle style: city kid hipster with a dash of emo, and rolled up jeans are always okay thanks to the weather.
  39. Broadway. Gritty, colorful, beautiful Broadway.
  40. Doin’ the Tour- popping around Pioneer Square on weeknights, hitting all the dance clubs and saying hi to friends.
  41. The uber-politeness of drivers: you go first, no YOU go first, no you- all the while saying FUCK YOU BASTARD MOTHERFUCKER under their breath.
  42. The dirty, genuine, underbelly feel of the city which is unique in this world. We love the dirt like we love the rain; squeaky clean-green Portland we are NOT (thank God).
  43. Being on the dance floor of Noisemaker’s set one very late afterhours party watching this kid just standing there beside me with his mouth open saying, “WHAT?!?!?”
  44. Seattle cops who, for example, might pull over a license-less friend and passenger wearing a mullet wig and then give them back their bag of Chronic and 12 Xanax and send them on their way with the words, “Don’t kill yourself.” 
  45. RENEGADE PARTIES and dancing on the rocks under 1st Avenue Bridge in February at 5AM in the freezing cold wearing a pink bikini and white net shirt.
  46. Working in Fremont and telling people my office is located between “the troll and the rocket.”
  47. Riding fat snow in the Cascades. Holy shit.
  48. Our progressive, educated, tolerant, liberal, book-reading citizens.
  49. Vito’s- classic Italian gangster kitsch with two disco balls and a bartender who pours ’em right.
  50. The amazing, open, and smiling electronic music community who has made me feel more welcome, loved, at home, and a part of something than I have ever felt before in my life. Thank you.

AND 5 Things I Won’t Miss About Seattle:

  1. Cougars fans. “GO COUGS!” is like the mating call of the asshole. I hear it and run the other way.
  2. Passive-aggressiveness, particularly in those with a Y chromosome. GROW SOME FUCKING BALLS, PEOPLE!
  3. The Noc. 
  4. Overcast weather with no sun for months- makes Shilo want to die.
  5. The lack of media coverage of the electronic music scene in favor of the “roots/folk rock” music scene. BARF.

So I really had trouble thinking of 5 things I do not like about Seattle! I have lived many places in this world (Austin, Maine, Paris, New Zealand) but have never had a home like this. Much love, rainy city!

Space Needle