Saturday, August 8, 2009

HARD Haunted Mansion...Yes



So I'll probably be one of the first outta the gates in reporting this but leaks from Gary Richards and people attending HARD Summer have been sprung and the headliners for the second annual HARD Haunted Mansion are out. Going on with the model of HARD Summer in booking a legendary act, along with modern industry leaders, HARD has done it again and Basement Jaxx will be an incredible follow up to Underworld. (One question: When will we see the Prodigy at a HARD event???) The next three adds also performed at HARD Haunted Mansion last year: Justice, Deadmau5, and 2MANYDJ's. To be honest, of the three out there im most looking forward to 2MANYDj's after they absolutely blew me away last year. K a friend just sent me the full lineup, so here it is...

HERE IS THE OFFICIAL LINEUP:
Justice
Basement Jaxx
Deadmau5
2manydjs
Crookers
Major Lazer
A-Trak
Modeselektor
Buraka Som Sistema
Zombie Nation
Steve Aoki
Destructo
Don Rimini
Shinichi Osawa
Aeroplane
Mixhell
Classixx
Staccato
Paparazzi

BASEMENT JAXX:
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Basement Jaxx- The Singles Album

to be continued....

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

datA and Dim Mak - Tuesday


After doing some diggin around there is very little information of the enigmatic French dj that goes by the name datA. All I know is he has a creepy mustache, makes some great music, and is coming to the US starting in NY tomorrow and will be in LA next week. For those of you that have never heard of him, his music has the rhymic balance of Phoenix with a Justice like quality. THEM JEANS and others at Dim Mak will be hosting him at their Tuesdays at Cinespace so if you're in town be sure to stop by. For those of you in NY he will be playing with a good friend of mine VIKING and Sinden at Webster Hall tomorrow night so if you have a pulse, go. Check out some of his latest below

datA – One in a Million (Club Version)

Tepr-Minuit_Jacuzzi (datA_Remix)

Terry Poison - Ballroom_(datA_Remix)

datA – Skywriter

datA – So Much In Love


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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Discotheque 2.0 - THIS Friday


After a great first week, HARD follows it up with one of my favorite artists SebastiAn and his fellow Parisian Busy-P aka Pedro Winter or even Ed Banger himself.... Rising to fame as the manager of Daft Punk, Winter is great on the decks and is sure to bring out some of Ed Banger Crew and other LA's social elite. Tickets are $12.50 and available on Groove Tickets

Also expect another great lineup from Paul Devro and the MAD DECENT crew on the underground stage... Ill update if i can get any specifics
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name of (SebastiAn Remix)(LINK)

The Kills - Cheap and Cheerful (SebastiAn Remix)(LINK)

SebastiAn - Motor (LINK)

Daft Punk - Human After All (SebastiAn Remix)(LINK)

Busy P - Protect and Entertain (Crookers Remix)(LINK)


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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

VIKING does CutCopy


Fresh off the press.... this song is dope and has PJ's signature style. Get it now before it goes off on Hypem

Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire (VIKING Remix)

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Deadmau5 LIVE @ Nature One Festival


Awesome mix from Deadmau5. A little slower and more trance then I prefer but still incredible.

1. Deadmau5 Zelda
2. Deadmau5 - FML
3. Deadmau5 feat Robert Swire - Ghost N Stuff
4. Deadmau5 vs Jelo - The Reward Is Cheese
5. Daft Punk - Faster Better Harder Stronger (Deadmau5 mix)
6. Deadmau5 and Kaskade - I Remember
7. Deadmau5 - Not Exactly
8. Deadmau5 - Sometimes Things Get Complicated
9. Deadmau5 - Then We Stood Still
10. Mario World

Deadmau5 LIVE @ Nature One 8-2-09 (LINK)

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Monday, August 3, 2009

HARD Summer Set-Times

Pretty damn good job HARD....

HARD STAGE
(8-9pm BUSY P)
(9-9:45pm CRYSTAL CASTLES)
(9:55-10:40pm CHROMEO)
(11-12:30am UNDERWORLD)
(12:30-1:30am CROOKERS)
(1:30-2:30am THE BLOODY BEETROOTS)
(2:30-3:15am TIGA)
(3:15-4am SEBASTIAN)
UNDERGROUND STAGE
(8-9:10pm 12th Planet)
(9:10-10:30pm JACK BEATS)
(10:30-11:30pm STEVE AOKI)
(11:30-12:30am DJ AM)
(12:30-1:10am AMANDA BLANK)
(1:10-2:20am SINDEN)
(2:20-4:00am DJ-ATRAK)

WHERE I'LL BE:
8:00 - 9:10: 12th Planet
9:10 - 10:30: Jack Beats
11:00 - 12:30: UNDERWORLD
12:30 - 1:30: CROOKERS
1:30 - 2:30: BLOODY BEETROOTS
2:30 - 3:15: A-trak
3:15 - 4:00: SEBASTIaN


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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bloody Beetroots - ROMBORAMA


I got a copy from a friend who received it as a promo.... Having been a big fan of the Bloody Beetroots for over a year now I gotta say the sound stays true to their older work. Think more "Stomp Your Shoes" less "WARP 1.9". Also track 7: "Talking in My Sleep" is a rework of "Detroit" (Getto Edit) which is one of my all time favorite tracks. Can't wait to see them at HARD and again at Voyeur in San Diego to support Bob and Tommy for their great work (sorry I wont be hosting a link- but maybe if u post a comment with your email, ill send you a reward)

01. Romborama (ft. All Leather)
02. Have Mercy On Us (ft. C├ęcile)
03. Storm
04. Awesome (Feat. The Cool Kids)
05. Cornelius
06. It’s Better A DJ On 2 Turntables
07. Talkin’ In My Sleep (ft. Lisa Kekaula)
08. 2nd Streets Have No Name (ft. Beta Bow)
09. Butter
10. Warp 1.9 (ft. Steve Aoki)
11. Fucked From Above 1985
12. Theolonius
13. Yeyo (ft. Rawman)
14. Little Stars (ft. Vicarious Bliss)
15. Warp 7.7 (Feat. Steve Aoki)
16. Make Me Blank (ft. J. Davey)
17. House In
18. Mother
19. I Love The Bloody Beetroots
20. Anacletus

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A New Spectacle Downtown - DISCOTHEQUE



Coming into the event I had my doubts on the venue, being that its probably the worst reviewed place on Yelp and Citysearch that ive ever seen. Something about a tranny bar, waiting in line in an alleyway, and high cover charge were all put to rest when we showed up. Luckily Tom from HARD hooked it up with guest list so I avoided the $10 cover and only waited about 5min to get in but the line outside wasn’t too bad.

The first thing to say is that the place is HUGE. A converted 1920's theater, Club 740 is similar to Avalon in size, but also adds a large underground area for a second stage. When we arrived Classixxx was on the main stage so we checked them out, got drinks, and moved to the basement to see what Paul Devro and Mad Decent Records had to offer. First on was a local pair Robot Love who Ill admit was greatly impressed by. Getting their start at events like Danceism, they brought a great set and had people moving the entire time. While watching Robot Love I ran into Xavier Gassemann (Don Rimini) himself and chatted for a bit. A really nice guy who seemed a bit surprised to be recognized but we chatted about his last time in LA when he performed at Avalong and then about his upcoming projects. He also let it leak that he will be returning to Los Angeles in October for HARD Haunted Mansion...

Next we explored the venues balcony and ran into Tom from HARD. Got some great information how they came to be at Discotheque and downtown, what to expect in the future from HARD. After about 20mins Don Rimini came on so we moved downstairs to dance the night away

Rimini killed it. Always playing in the red, his sets bring an energy that I've only seen from the likes of the Bloody Beetroots. Another thing that sets him apart (and its kinda hard to explain) is his mannerisms while he plays. The way he interacts with the music and the crowd, be it arm movements, clapping, head bobbing, hiding from view, or whatever just makes it that much more enjoyable and he truly looks like he is having as much fun playing as we were dancing.

Only drawback was that the event didn’t get very crowded. Don’t know whether it was the 21+ or the new huge venue, but it woulda been greater if there had been more people there. Unfortunately I cant go next week for Busy-P and SebastiAn but rest assured there will be more stars in appearance as HARD Summer is the following day....

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