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Pure Filth Presents BASSFACE Jan 30 w/JAKES & Take

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2010 by worldromper

Is Sam XXXL‘s sound system the best on the West Coast?

Come and judge for yourself at BASSFACE presented by Pure Filth on Saturday, January 30 and for the love of filth and all else that is holy, GET THERE EARLY. Not LA-early, which is midnight, but for reals yo: early. As the power of bass music is growing exponentially, the venues can’t keep up with the crowds so if you want to share in this magical night, head to Lot 613 earlier than you think you should.

Headlining this time around is Jakes, a dubstep legend from Bristol who smashes every speaker he touches, and Take, a local beat hero who crushes genres together in the most delightful and unusual ways.

And of course it doesn’t stop there: The Professionals, Jaybird, DLX, Druley, MC Kemst and bad ass visuals by Dr. Strangeloop complete the night.

THE VENUE Lot 613 is fully licensed (so the cops can’t fuck with us) with two large rooms, and extra security has been added this time around to make that line go faster. Show is 18 & up, 21+ to drink and is 9PM-3AM. See you on the dance floor.

Click here for the Facebook event page.

Click here to read my review of the last BASSFACE.

BASSFACE Review: Flying Lotus, Daedelus, Gaslamp Killer

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by worldromper

Flying Lotus

Daedelus

Daedelus

Jamie from Seattle

Lot 613 Warehouse

Dr. Strangeloop during Gaslamp Killer’s set

SO

Bassface was awesome. First of all, Pure Filth’s system + Sam always on point = best sound system on the West Coast? Quite possibly. The sound is immaculate, and the bass takes on other dimensions.

The line was super long, the cops tried to step, but Lot 613 is a fully licensed venue so the party continued. I was inside in time to catch the very last of Gaslamp Killer’s set and he was throwing down some wicked drum and bass-laced madness with Strangeloop’s twisted visuals booming in the background for a wild effect.

Flying Lotus was next, and what can I say? I danced with a wide smile smeared across my face for his entire set, which was absolutely inspiring. And Daedelus’ live set was straight slammin; conducting the crowd like a master magician in white tails, his special blend of eight thousand genres cannot be confined to words; you must see him live.

DO NOT MISS the next Bassface on January 30 with Jakes and Take, it will be held at the same place, the certified venue Lot 613. And for the love of bass, if you want to get into the party: GET THERE EARLY.

Also catch Daedelus this Thursday at I AM A LASER at Club Nokia Mezzanine Lounge.

FACE GOT BASSED at Pure Filth with Joker & Nosaj Thing

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2009 by worldromper

Oh wow. It’s Monday and my cells are still shaking like little jello cubes from the massive thunderstorm of bass that slammed down on Saturday night. BASSFACE was ON.

Dubstep is very sound system-dependent music. Sure, every electronic genre hits best blasting out of a ridiculous stack of speakers, but dubstep practically requires it. On a rig like Pure Filth‘s, dubstep comes to life, lumbering at you like a mutant animal from a feral dream, with fur and horns and claws and big teeth and wild eyes and a crushing gate. If you haven’t heard dubstep on a proper sound system, well…you are hearby invited to the next Pure Filth show.

Lot 613 is a neat venue with somewhat of a playground feel; with separate indoor and outdoor areas there is plenty of room to run around, space for artists to do their thing, a line of booths for smoking or canoodling and a snack bar for late-night munchies. Stacks of television sets served as visuals fodder for Strangeloop and Kemst was jumping around working things into a lather. Sadly I missed Heru‘s opening set, but by 11PM the line outside was growing quick like a black snake firework and Novocaine9 was inside thrilling the early crowd, which was as hopped up and lively as always. The energy in Los Angeles is irrefutable; it seeps into every cracked smile at each underground venue, sparking ideas in the minds and fire in the eyes of the dance floor. LA is always ready for a good time.

Soon Nosaj Thing was on; this young producer has a legion of loyal followers who were out in force to hear his unique take on beat music, fusing several imaginable genres and then some. Crafty and sincere, the artistry evident in each layer of sound he lays down is always intriguing and entertaining; his tracks seem to dance in the air, deft and powerful castles of sound whose beauty is undeniable.

The crowd was ready and salivating for Joker; after an earlier customs snafu I was just glad to see he made it back into the States and was able to perform the show. MC Nomad is a complimentary match for the unassuming DJ whose stage presence belies the massive tracks he throws down, tunes so fresh they are still rubbing their eyes and shaking off the dew. And shake we did; colossal sound filled the room and allowed Joker a full sonic range and no excuses. There were too many rewinds for my taste; of course one rewind is usually too much for this dancer who wants to dance, not stop the music!

But Joker delivered a major set chock full of mountainous drops and we ate it up, swimming like lost fish in the sea of sound and putting our bodies to the bass limit, the sub-bass frequencies filling up every cell and every nucleus of every cell. The Pure Filth show Saturday night felt like the crux that the whole dubstep world was rotating on; in LA we tend to think we live in the center of the entertainment universe (because we do), but things are happening in the world of electronic music in this city right now that send a lightening bolt of electricity up my spine. The enthusiasm is undeniable and irresistible, and the Pure Filth show on Saturday night was absolutely delicious.

After Joker, the Professionals came on and proceeded to mop up the dance floor with what was left of people’s brains; in my case that was not much. However I know I wasn’t the only one wishing that the party went at least until 4AM! As always Pure Filth put on a quality show, achieving the right feel with the crowd and creating a swirl of energy, and I wanted it to swirl right on into the morning light. But I had more parties to go to, more dance floors to shut down, more friends to hug and more ass to shake, so I walked off into the fine LA evening, a deeper bass bounce in my step and a face full of Pure Filth, AKA: THE BASSFACE.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO PHOTOS OF THE EVENT!


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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