Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Touch of Trance - Klaas

Although im not the biggest fan of trance, I gotta give credit to artists that can get people moving and create buzz beyond the electronic music genre. Hailing from Cologne, Germany no artists has epitomized the popular dance track over the past year like Klass in his remixes of Guru Josh Project’s– “Infinity 2008” and Basement Jaxx/Jean Elan's – “Where’s Your Head At?” I was hoping Insomniac would bring him to EDC this year after he traveled all the way here for a show at the 420 Festival a few months back, but I guess we’ll have to wait. For a sample of how he sounds live, download his set from the Euforia Festival 2008 directly below.

Live @ Euforia Festival 2008
Guru Josh Project – Infinity 2008 (Klaas Remix)

Jean Elan - Where's Your Head At? (Klaas Remix)

Micha Moor- Space (Klaas Remix)

Fentura - Live It (Klaas Remix)

Michael Mind - Ride Like the Wind (Klaas Remix)


Friday, July 17, 2009

Pop40 Remixes

Remix tycoons like Minneapolis's Discotech have been taking the club scene by storm and it doesn't look like they're going to stop anytime soon. Taking the popular song you hear on the radio, turning up the bpm and adding a twist of electro has made them the staple of the Hollywood club. Check out some of the best from the last few months below
T.I. - Whatever You Like (Discotech Remix)

Eminem - Crack a Bottle (Discotech Remix)

Kanye West - Homecoming (Discotech Remix)
(Sorry No Preview Available)
Lady Gaga - Poker Face (Lazrtag Remix)

Felli Fel - Get Buck in Here (Villians Remix)

Britney Spears - Circus (Villians Remix)

Britney Spears - Womanizer (Benny Benassi Club Remix)


Thursday, July 16, 2009

A lil Electro n Dubstep

Some random tracks ive been listing to lately....I'm still figuring out the hosting service so until then they'll all be links out

Kaskade - I Remember (Caspa Remix)

The Bloody Beetroots ft. Cool Kids - Awesome

Empire of the Sun - We Are The People (Build Remix)

Boy Crisis - Dressed To Digress (Nero Remix)

Yves Larock - Rise Up (Vandalism Remix)

Yuksek - Tonight

It's Like My Bodyrox - (Dani L Mashup)


Richard Neutra Exhibit Downtown

Richard Neutra, Architect: Sketches and Drawings”

May 3 – November 1, 2009
Los Angeles Central Library – Getty Gallery

Ill keep the posts mostly to music but if you like modern architecture this is an event you cannot miss. I ran into it today when I was downtown and it's pretty spectacular

More Info Click Here


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

DON RIMINI to headline HARD's new Friday

The hard hitting Parisian is back and headlining the debut of HARD's new Friday event appropriately titled Discotheque at the newly renovated Club740 downtown. For whatever reason Gary Richards and Co have moved on from Avalon and are sending a strong message to the Hollywood crowd that downtown is the place to be. With a solid set of original tracks including his mega hit "Let Me Back Up," Xavier Grasseman aka Don Rimini is set to blow away everyone in attendance and set a high standard for fellow Parisian's Busy-P and SebastiAn, who headline the event a week later. Having caught his set at Avalon in March, Rimini is a king at the booth and for only $10 this is an event you cannot afford to miss. See u on the floor
Don Rimini - Let Me Back Up (Crookers Remix)

Don Rimini - Bust a Move ft. Young MC

Numero# - Star Model (Don Rimini Remix)
(Preview Available at Link)
Don Rimini - Pssy Mind
(Preview Available at Link)


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

VIKING purge

Hailing from Richmond,VA Philip Ceconi aka VIKING is a name you need to remember. A testament of how powerful the blogosphere and TheHypeMachine can be, the djs quick rise to fame has seen his remix of Kid Cudi's "dat New New" surpass the 1.5 million hits on youtube and continues to grow as the young star releases more work. With a MSTRKRFT meets Congrorock sound, the sharp beats and catchy hooks have left an impression as he recently opened for Dave from Chromeo and the legendary Webster Hall in NYC. With a solid array of original songs to go with his remix work lets hope a trip out West Coast is in the near future.

VIKING April Showers Mix
VIKING nickydigital MIX
Akon - So Damn Beautiful (VIKING Remix)

Kid Cudi - Dat New New (VIKING Remix)

Oncue - Inhale, Exhale (VIKING Remix)

VIKING - Blood Candy
(Sorry No Preview Available)


Monday, July 13, 2009

HARD Hits Inglewood

Ive seen all but five of the artists before (mostly at other HARD events)and here is my take on the lineup. Check the live mixes below for a taste of what you'll hear on August 8th.

CROOKERS BBC One Essential Mix
SEBASTIAN SebastiAn live set
SINDEN Freeload: We Make It Good Mix

TIGA BBC One Essential Mix
DESTRUCTO I Love Techno Mix



Essential Review - Fake Blood

Ill admit I was pretty surprised when I saw that Fake Blood was awarded an Essential mix for BBC Radio One and Pete Tong. Although Mars was THE song of 2008 he still wasn’t at the level of the artists that who had presented earlier in the year like 2ManyDJ's, Armin Van Buuren and Sander Van Doorn, to name a few. One hour later I was hooked. Breaking from the traditional 2hr set, Keating splits his set up with first hour as a mix for the “club” and the second for the “after party.” Flawlessly working his remixes in with mostly unknown songs, Fake Blood is able to take the best samples from each and put them together in a masterful way. Unlike most Essential Mix’s that start strong, bore for the middle hour, and finish strong, the split mix had presented me with an hour of epic proportions with an hour of bring you back down to normal level. This mix set the tone for what was to be seen at EDC this year, and live he is even better.


BBC One Essential Mix _14.03.2009


Putin's Revenge - The Proxy

Yet to step a foot on US soil, the Proxy (Pozharnov Yevgeny Alexandrovich)has jumped outta the Kremlin and into the international dj circuit with original hits like Raven (remixed by Crookers)and more recently "Who Are You." (remixed by the Bloody Beetroots) Also known for his remixes of Tiga, Digitalism, and Moby be sure to check him out and prepare for his arrival.

TheProxy In New DJs We Trust MiniMix 19-09-2008
Tiga- What You Need (The Proxy Remix).mp3

The Proxy- Raven (Crookers Remix)

Digitalism - Home Zone (Proxy Remix)


Everybody Likes A Bit Of FAKE BLOOD

Formerly know as DJ Touche' Fake Blood (Theo Keating) hit the scene with the iconic hit Mars and has been tearing it up ever since. Mixing minimalist electronic techno with his big box remixes, FakeBlood's raw live style and unique beatmatching was the perfect way to open up EDC. All in all the audience was loving it and so was I, making his set the highlight of my Friday. Hopefully he will come back soon (HARD Haunted Mansion?) until then enjoy the music below.

Stuck on Repeat Fake Blood Remix
Ring Road Fake Blood Remix
Touch Too Much Fake Blood Remix_


Techno is from Detroit....really

Techno music might be bigger in Europe, but it was founded here in the USA.

At 63 minutes High Tech Soul is a documentary that tells the personal tale of the Belleville Three (Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson) and how the genre came to be what it is today. From small abandoned automotive warehouses in Detroit to the massive festivals like Electronic Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles, electronic music has finally come home.

High Tech Soul: The Creation of Techno Music from Plexifilm on Vimeo.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bauhau5 n' Stuff

Simple. Clean. Effective

In the vision of its founder Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus sought to bring harmony between artistic function and form. Incorporating art, architecture, and graphic design into one institution, the school was a revolutionary idea that grew into one of the most influential social institutions of the past century.

As a new form of art, electronic dance music has slowly transitioned from underground obscurity to the popular mainstream. With this growth, however, has come a flood of overproduced and marginal music. Set in the ideas of the Bauhaus, this blog will present you with music that is simple, effective, can stir emotion, and get you moving.