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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.

Random Photo #26

Posted in Random Photos with tags , on October 19, 2009 by worldromper

OH MY GOD I LOVE DUBSTEP!!!“OH MY GOD I LOVE DUBSTEP CASPA WILL YOU MARRY ME AAAAAAAAAH!!!”

Photo by Tap Tap Productions.

Random Photo #25

Posted in Random Photos with tags , on October 12, 2009 by worldromper

Mimosa Bass FacePhoto by Dylan of Tap Tap Productions

Random Photo #24

Posted in Random Photos with tags , , on October 9, 2009 by worldromper

Now THAT is ARTNow THAT is ART.

Thank you, Tap Tap.

Find more of Tap Tap’s photos from dB in the Park and the rest of the Decibel Festival here.

Gaslamp Killer @ Decibel in the Park 9/27

Posted in Events, Festivals, Videos with tags , , on September 29, 2009 by worldromper

Gaslamp Killer won Seattle over with his crazy and energetic performance at Decibel in the Park this past Sunday. The weather was perfect, the crowd was living it up despite three solid days of partying, and Gaslamp ignited the afternoon with choice track selections, mad mixing skills and plenty of wild screaming. Gaslamp- you have a new fan base in the Pacific Northwest!

Video by Tap Tap.

Decibel Festival 2008: A Review, A Reawakening- DAY 3

Posted in Events, Festivals, From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2009 by worldromper

Last year in between four straight days of partying and boarding a Tuesday morning flight to Thailand, I somehow wrote a review of the epic, amazing time I had at Seattle’s Decibel Festival.

A party like no other, Decibel is a city festival held in the clubs, bars, parks and museums of Seattle, an event for the people, by the people. I will be reposting my review from last year along with photos and links, in five parts: Intro, Day 1, Day 2….you get it.

Decibel Festival 2009 takes place September 24-27 and you can check the lineup and buy tickets here.

DAY 3:

Saturday morning started with a trip to Seatac airport to pick up my very favorite producers in all of the universe- edIT and Boreta of the Glitch Mob. Sadly I missed a lot of Decibel in the Park but I heard that Noisemaker and Manahan laid it down proper, as usual. I rolled up in style with my precious cargo around 4PM just as Jacob London was finishing up and Truckasauras were getting set up with their Americanakitsch: gold Zelda cartridge, Uncle Sam hats and all. Who wants to bet that was Maker’s Mark in that plastic cup?

edit and boretaTruckasauras was good but I live for the Glitch Mob and now my dear children, you can see why. I think I personally called every single one of my friends and told them to go to this performance or I would kill them. And over a dozen of them came up and thanked me afterwards for the mind-blowing experience. edIT and Boreta (and Kraddy and OOah, the missing mobsters) create something new with each live show; you either get it or you don’t, and something tells me the mass of people dancing their asses off for an hour and a half GOT IT. Burner breaks, glitch hop, laser bass, Crunkedouthyphyfunkadelicpsybrokenwhomphopmusicforbasssluts or whatever you want to call it; the Glitch Mob pushes through boundaries like they aren’t even there (like the spoon) and they have a hell of a time doing it.

dB in the parkGreat success! Decibel in the Park was mad fun, just like you knew it would be. The fact that the showcase was free added to the aesthetic and I know of at least one person who asserted that the Glitch Mob changed his life (me too). I hope to see more outdoor shows at Volunteer Park and of course, more freaks.

After a nap and a shower I headed over to Grey Gallery quickly to say hi to the Sweatbox and Knight Riders kids (I LOVE TECHNO) and then got myself to the Baltic Room where I made yet another exciting artist discovery at the Ghostly International Showcase: Deru, who was taking things on a dark and twisty turn there on the dance floor.

The dirty sounds got me all worked up which was just perfect because I hopped a cab up to Chop Suey where things were CRACK-EN’ in mad bottle rocket style. In the hot-as-hell side room Swank was ripping it up like a pirate and Sean Majors followed suite, keeping the energy ramped up, and over in the main room LA Riots started laying crazy on the crowd who flipping loved it.

neumosOnce again I was forced to pull myself away from the bRave New World Showcase and head to Neumos for Carl Craig; the end of Audion’s set had the people bursting in bubbles and then THE DETROIT LEGEND stepped up- and this is where I should stop writing. I danced for his entire set like a raving madwoman, like a lunatic with no lunch, like the insane devotee of the cult of dance that I am. I don’t know what tracks he played, I don’t know what he mixed in or how he did it, I don’t know his no-doubt long list of props, awards, and accolades. I was dripping, dripping with sweat; it was in my fat eyes and in my stupid smile which did not wear off all night (and is in fact still there right now).

This is what I live for. This is why I stay hours late into the night at my office writing for you, why I go out all the time in search of it, why I do what I do- so that I can have this divine experience, and it is no less than that. My brain stops working completely and the music takes me over and I experience something that I cannot find elsewhere- not from a person, not from a drug, not from anything else on earth. THIS IS WHY WE DANCE. THANK YOU CARL CRAIG. No really, I love techno.

After three days of dancing of course I wanted to dance more and headed to a friend’s afterparty first; the dubstep was sticky-icky but just not what I was searching for so I trolled down to the Church of Bass once again for yet another WOW experience and discovered yet another new favorite performer of the festival: Dixon. Oh. My. God. You would think the people on his dance floor had been sleeping for a thousand years instead of going for three days of Decibel. Taimur Agha kept it bangin’ as well and I left after several more hours of epic dance trance- a very very great day in the life, right?

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The 2009 Decibel Festival takes place September 24-27 in Seattle; for tickets and more information please click here.

Photos by Sudapop of Rockit Science and Tap Tap of Tap Tap Productions.

Decibel Festival Showcase Spotlight: dB in the Park- DON’T FEED THE ANIMALS!

Posted in Events, Festivals, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2009 by worldromper

dB in the parkdB in the Park was one of the most talked-about showcases of last year’s festival, and this time we bring you another onslaught of feral beats and good times on the grass with a collection of wild animal DJs who have busted out of their cages of style, delivering sets that have no genre borders and no limits- only a little slobber around the edges.

Opening the daylight event is local legend Eddie, beloved by dance floors citywide for his ferocious enthusiasm and unmatched dynamism. Up next is Decibel favorite Skip!KiloWatts whose bass-heavy approach ranges from techno to broken beats to IDM, all supported by intelligent structures and a musical fluidity that makes humans move uncontrollably. The live electronic crew Sub Swara experiments with dub and brings it to life lightning-like, shaking under the bass weight and melting multiple genres together in a heady stew, all set off by the energetic style and organic voice of MC Juakali. Finally, from the world-renowned club night Low End Theory comes resident Gaslamp Killer, who has chewed through the bars and escaped LA to test your courage with his raw turntable skills, mad animal stage presence, and a menacing psy-funk freak-out style of demonic sludge spazz. Is that blood on his hands?

dB in the Park 2008Free and all-ages, dB in the Park promises to once again unite a wide and colorful array of music lovers who come for the eclectic mish-mash of wild world electronica, from little girls with big purple hoola hoops and old-man ravers in orange wigs to neo-hippies dressed in feathers, leather, and butterfly wings. Attention all freakazoids and robots: please report to the dance floor.

dB in the Park takes place Sunday, September 27 starting at noon in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. Click here for ticket sales and more information.

Photos from last year’s dB in the Park by Tap Tap Productions.

Random Photo #22

Posted in Females in the Arts, Random Photos with tags , , , on July 24, 2009 by worldromper

Happy Weekend!

DeliciousDo you need some eye candy at your next event? Do you want go go dancers at your next show, to get the party started and keep it going?

Do you live in the Seattle area?

Book my friends, Eye Candy!

Photo by the one and only Tap Tap.

Random Photo #15

Posted in Random Photos with tags , , on April 28, 2009 by worldromper


Flave is the shit
I’ve seen Flave spin with his foot before, but his tongue?

Photo by Tap Tap. Happy Birthday Tap Tap! Rest assured there’s a party in Seattle tonight!

 

Random Photo #10

Posted in Random Photos with tags , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by worldromper

a_174_The sign was a joke we used when picking up edIT and Boreta from the airport!

Another joke that day: texting the Decibel Festival Director with the message that his headliners had missed their flight. Good times.

I’m glad my friends have a sense of humor too!

Sweet photo from Tap Tap Productions.

Random Photo #9

Posted in Random Photos with tags , on March 31, 2009 by worldromper

a_113_MC Anton Bomb rules the world! 

Thanks again to Tap Tap Productions for capturing the moment!

Random Photo #5

Posted in Random Photos with tags , on March 1, 2009 by worldromper

l_daf3d881a1084df8b22e14f230942892“Lynzie listens to Happy Hardcore”

Thanks to Dylan for the photo, Lynzie for trying, Sara for laughing her ass off in the background, and Tap Tap for always so eagerly trying to spread his candy kid ways.

Can I get a light show?

From the Front Lines: edIT @ Pure Filth, Vibesquad & BreakBeatBuddha

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2009 by worldromper

edIT mixing edIT live five feet in front of me Friday night at Pure Filth was the best part of my week, fo sho. MC Kemst was on hand as well and I really enjoyed the stylings of Ras G along with SamIYam; these two are also part of the future bass sound culture here in LA and they are dragging dance floors with them.

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Saturday night BreakBeatBuddha and Vibesquad were also laying down proper things at this ravey masquerade called “War of the Roses” which was not really all that. The giant feather chandelier was dope and I want one, but the golden mask decor was lame and uninspired, the three rooms spread out the attendees and the energy a bit too much, and very few people even dressed up- losers.

Still, Vibesquad ALWAYS throws down bricks on the floor and is an absolute joy to watch, and do you know who plays some hefty fucking breaks? Eva plays some hefty fucking breaks! Which is of course the only way breaks should be. 

That is all you get. More to come this week, I promise.

Photo of edIT by Dylan of Tap Tap Productions.

Random Photo #2

Posted in Random Photos with tags , , on February 7, 2009 by worldromper

 

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Future Sound, Present Fans

Photo of the Glitch Mob performance by Dylan the sweet Metaphysician and philosopher- photographer for Tap Tap Productions at the 2008 Decibel Festival.

See more photos at TapTapProductions.com.

And click here for more 2008 Decibel Festival photos!