Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The duo of Al-P and JFK had a huge 2009. Releasing their second album “Fist of God” that featured guest appearance from the likes John Legend, E-40, and the N.O.R.E. the albums sick fusion of electro and rap played a major role in electronic musics resurgence in pop culture. The guys always play a high energy set that gets the floor moving and will surely destroy Vanguard so if you're in LA this is a must
Their Essential Mix from 2008 was the first one I ever downloaded and to this day is still one of my favorites. Tickets to their show at Vanguard in Hollywood have gone up to $40 and u can get them HERE
Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT Remix)
MSTRKRFT – Street Justice
The Services - Elements of Danger (MSTRKRFT Remix)
BBC RadioOne Essential Mix (2hrs) - MSTRKRFT
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Honorable Mention: JUSTICE
After a incredibly disappointing set last year the last thing I wanted to see at HARD HM was another Justice DJ SET. With an hour and a half of straight dancing to Basement Jaxx behind us, we moved away from the stage outside and took a break and rest up for another two and a half hours of rave. Within the first 5minutes it became clear that this wasn’t your normal Justice DJ SET. Dropping original tracks, some classic Thomas Bangalter songs like “Gym Tonic” and his edit of Mehdi’s “Signatune” and even some Duck Sauce, the set was by far the biggest surprise of the weekend. The set was so good in fact, that id even see them again.
Oh and they also dropped an unreleased SebastiAn track that made its debut at Cinespace last year. If anyone has it lemme know
Skitzo Dancer (Justice Remix)
Thomas Bangalter – Gym Tonic
DJ Mehdi – Signatune (Thomas Bangalter edit)
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Dear GoVentures and all the people that went to MonsterMassive,
Both of us might have had a fun Halloween, but we had more of it. Here is Why...
Security: Professional and Fast. It took 5 min to get on Friday and 20 on Sat.
Production: Sound was top notch. Lighting and visuals solid. Definitely the best run highest quality HARD event to date.
Music: Quality. Over the 14hr period there wasn’t a single moment of disappointment or boredom
1. Basement Jaxx (Saturday):
The duo started with Disney hit “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” dropped Red Alert and threw it into dubstep heavy “When I Look At You.” Joining them on stage were Vula AND Slarta John from their live set that added flare and character to their set. It was the fastest hour and a half ive ever experienced. Highlight: Ending the set with "Wheres Your Head At?"
2. 2ManyDJ’s (Friday)
Class act. Throwing conventional out the door, the Dawale brothers played their live DVJ set at HARD Haunted Mansion and the djing world will never be the same. Instead of using cd’s, a laptop, or even vinyls, the Dewaele brothers used DVD’s. Yes, that’s correct, movies. And not just any dvd’s personalized videos for each track that featured custom animations on top of the musics album art. Highlight: Mixing Dolly Parton into Slayer
3. The Bloody Beetroots: (Friday)
Led with a new version of Warp that created a mash pit at a rave the set went old school 30min in and came together as one of the best sets ive ever seen. Highlight: “We Are From Venice” One of their first tracks, the classic song isn’t ravey but absolutely destroyed.
a. Didn’t know much about these guys before the event and figured id catch Zombie Nation instead. Friends led me to the biggest surprise of the festival as Modeselektor played a high energy minimalistic set (yea, doesn’t really make sense but it just works). Oh and there was an alien autopsy going on stage left which was triply as fuuuuck. Highlight: After sound was cut at 3:58 the guys moved the monitor speakers to the audience, turned it up, and kept playing. Fuck You sound guy, I wanna play
a. The perfect way to start what would be two incredible days of music. I don’t think the crowd really knew what was going on but I don’t give a shit cuz his set was dope. Highlight: Ending with his Sebastian Tellier remix of "Divine"
Deadmau5: Where was the energy from last year?
Major Lazer: My brain doesn’t like your music. Its tried three times and sorry. The stage antics aren’t my think either. Do as 2ManyDJ’s does, smile play your music and look classy.
One message was certain the entire weekend: HARD is back and NYE is next
Posted by Bauhaus Beats at 11:45 PM