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Dirty Filthy Whompcast: ill-esha

Posted in Artists, Females in the Arts, LISTEN TO THIS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2009 by worldromper

The newest whompcast, from ill-esha of Vancouver, BC is extra-crunchy; it gnaws on you as it evolves, the eclectic set getting better and better the whole way through until all the mother lovers unite in bass bliss euphoria. I started the mix over as soon as it finished, ‘cuz I’m a fanatic like that. Ill-esha is the shit.

This singer, rapper, producer and DJ will be performing next month on July 16 at Seattle’s new glitch, dubstep and bass music monthly: Thirdsdaze. Also on the lineup are locals Zacharia, Aksion and Kat1lyst.

Listen and check the tracklist here or subscribe to the Whompcast in iTunes!

Note to readers: The whompcast website will be back up on June 16, when my homie gets his paycheck. The huge response to ill-esha’s whompcast crashed his shit.

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!

THIRDSDAZE in Seattle: New BASS MUSIC Crunkthly @ Rebar

Posted in Events, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2009 by worldromper

HEAR YE HEAR YE BITCHES!

Seattle’s got a new night of future sound bass music (don’t call it midtempo) happening every third Thursday at Rebar starting in June: Thirdsdaze. I like the name because when you say it, you sound like you are already half drunk.

This new night of crunkedouthyphyfunkadelicpsybrokenwhomphopmusicforbasssluts is brought to you by the same party kids who do the whompcast over at dirtyfilthywhomp.com, Rockit Science – aka my people. Besides the best in forward-thinking bass music and sticky grime, Thirdsdaze will also feature live painting, digital art, and performances. And parties in the parking lot.

The new monthly kicks off June 18 with Propa Tingz (BreakBeatBuddha), PrEssHa, Dirty Steve and Northstar at the Rebar, my favorite dance club in Seattle which has just upgraded its sound system to stellar reviews. The July 16 lineup is super fat as well and includes ill-esha, Zacharia, Aksion and Kat1lyst.

Head over to RocketScience.com and listen to the free downloadable whompcasts to get an idea of what kind of sounds you will hear at what will no doubt be the freshest music monthly in Seattle: THIRDSDAZE.

UPDATE: I will be at the opening night of Thirdsdaze on June 18th! See you on the dance floor, Seattle! I am so excited!

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!

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.

 

Seattle. REBAR. Tonight! NALEPA, Sleepyhead, Noisemaker, Woo & Northstar

Posted in Note to Readers with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2009 by worldromper

The astrological Age of Aquarius already dawned about nine years ago but screw it, like you can see the stars on a winter night in Seattle anyway! Come say happy birthday to sweetheart Jessica Rabbit and all the other January babies tonight AND experience the best music in town, no question. 

Northstar, otherwise known as the bad-ass glassblower, starts off the evening with his brand of bass which I last enjoyed with a big smile on my face around 9AM one rainy morning. He is followed by Woo, or Andrew Luck, who has already been hailed as the new people’s favorite in Seattle by several dancing freaks. He laid down a set at a New Year’s Eve after after after party that made my head swim and my knees bend down to the floor, again and again.

You all know what I think of Noisemaker who with some help from a fabulous writer and promoter has pioneered the crunkedouthyphyfunkadelicpsybrokenwhomphopmusicforbasssluts sound in Seattle and is currently earning my heart by using some crazy island beats from the South Pacific mixed in with dirty dubstep from the streets of London. His disparate (yet never random) track selection always excites the dance floor; he throws shit down that no one else can get away with, earning him a bold and fearless reputation. Noisemaker does what Noisemaker wants. This kid loves what he does to the crowd, and why not? He does it so well.

Sleepyhead is also a favorite of mine and hails from the Bay Area and I encourage you to click this sentence and listen to some of the fatty tracks on his Myspace page right now. Yeah that’s right! I’m rockin’ out myself this morning and had to take just a little break from this post to get down and dance around my living room for a bit. FEKKING FELTHY.

Rounding out the birthday evening so very nicely out of all this talent is my favorite of all, headliner Steve Nalepa who you may have heard at the Native State Showcase at the 2008 Decibel Festival, a.k.a. one of the best weekends of your year. Steve is from my new hometown of LA and this wave-maker has just completed a tour around the western US with Bass Science, his collaboration with Tokyo-based Matt B. Nalepa is part of a loose-knit group of live mad scientists and future freaks down here in Los Angeles who are changing the evolution of music with each beat they drop; what they are doing now is affecting what the masses will be listening and dancing to in five years. His sound however is like no other, beautifully designed and intelligently assembled, all with plenty of fertile bass guaranteed to make you shake your ass, lift your soul, and down those shitty drinks at Rebar like there’s no tomorrow.

And when you’re the birthday girl, that’s exactly how you should party! 

Happy Birthday Ms. Rabbit! Somebody buy her a drink for me! Nah, how about EVERYBODY just get your ASS on the DANCE FLOOR for me and try not to spend all night in the three thousand car parties in the parking lot. Hey I’ve been to the Rebar once or twice!

Have fun and enjoy the night of future sound in the 206!

Low End Theory: Cherry Popped

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2009 by worldromper

So for my first night out in LA I went to ‘Low End Theory’ at this place called the Airliner just north of Chinatown- my kind of place for sure, nice and dark and gritty with a supersweet sound system. Playing? Oh you know, just the MOTHERFUCKING GASLAMP KILLER (apparently a resident DJ there) along with Lipp Service, Eliot’s Lipp’s mad live electronic band, and Bass Science, otherwise known as Steve Nalepa and Matt B. There were some other artists there as well I didn’t know, but I will.

Nalepa is playing at the Rebar in Seattle on January 31 along with Sleepyhead and my good friend Noisemaker; for any of you reading this in Seatown (which is like, ALL of you)- do NOT miss this bass slut show, and that is an order.

Anyway I walked up to the venue and of course started bullshitting with the various freaks out front, one of whom turned out to be the manager of the place, and therefore Shilo drank for free the rest of the night. As if you didn’t know, free vodka is a double-edged sword which must be handled with a delicate touch. The mad amount of talent in this upstairs room on a Wednesday night blew my mind, and had me dancing like the freak I am for hours. Oh yes.

You may have noticed that you don’t get much of a review sometimes out of me, and it is almost always because I had too much fun, and that was the case on my virgin night out in LA. Though I did come here to write for musicians so I will soon be getting my shit together and writing up reviews for real; stay tuned to hear about the STS9 show on Saturday night at the Wiltern. It should be a sweet show and the openers? Some kids named the Glitch Mob. Tonight there’s a little party with Flying Lotus and SamIYam, otherwise known as FlyAmSam. And I also heard talk of a rooftop party with Robot Koch, one-third of one of my favorite musical groups in the world, Jahcoozi. He’s driving down from San Fran in a rent car as I type.

So yeah, I am in heaven and wondering what took me so fucking long to get to the center of the universe. After a week of unsuccessful job and apartment hunting, it was a great slap in the face to remember why I moved here- the music, the music, the music, and the sunshine. I am in the honeymoon phase of moving to a new place, and am skipping around town like a fucking crackhead, dancing to the dubstep which gets stuck in my brain, and driving around with the windows down, all with a stupid, shit-eating grin plastered on my face 24/7