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Galaxy Dress – LED Wearable Dress

time November 30th by John-Michael authorTags: , , ,

That about a dress that shines and lights up the room! This dress is designed by CuteCircuit and is currently being shown in the MSI in Chicago. The dress is comprised of 24,000 LEDs. The dress also has 4,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals to add more affect when the dress runs out of battery. The dress is powered by iPod battery’s and needs to be charged every hour or so.

Art Basel starts this week in Miami.
This is one piece of artwork that is quite inovative.

I will say I hope things like this don’t become a trend. I always found the t-shirts at raves that light up a bit too much. They might of been ahead of their time with them but nahhh I’ll pass. Have a feeling this is just a fad that will wear away just like the scrolling LED sign as a belt buckle.

I do have to hand it to CuteCircuit there is some serious craftmanship to this dress.


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time November 29th by John-Michael authorTags: , ,

Ohh man I laughed so hard when I saw this.
I can only imagine the things they could come up for MCs.
Figured share with everyone. If it were only that easy…
Wait a second.

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Technics stops producing 1200s – Turntables retired rumor

time November 28th by John-Michael authorTags: , , ,

There is a rumor going around that Panasonic the parent company of Technics will stop producing the stable turntables that we’ve all been so familiar with. Technic 1200s have been the industry standard for decades when it came to a DJs setup. The recent transition to CDJs and digital controllers seem to have finally taken away market share of the traditional vinyl ways. This is a major blow to the traditional godfathers of DJing.

As of now I haven’t found a legit source but it if were true, I wouldn’t be surprised. One thing I can’t help but wonder… how will this affect the price of MK5s once they are sold out at major retailers. How much longer will we see DJs using vinyl?

The details explain that Panasonic will completely stop production in 2010. This might be the best time to get a pair of 1200s. Now I almost regret getting a pair instead of the Vestax’s. Who knows MK5s could become a serious collectors item in a few years.

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SixSense Technology – The Future of Computers…

time November 23rd by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,

This has to be one of the wildest things I’ve seen in my entire life. I thought the Xbox 360 Natal project was wild this thing blows it out of the water!

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Audiowood – Turntable’s Handcrafted

time November 22nd by John-Michael authorTags: , , ,

Art Basel is coming on up in Miami and plan to post some more things listed under art. I love with art and design come together with music. Audiowood is a company that is producing some incredible designs of turntables.

thor turntable

pods audiowood turntable



You can check out some more of Audiowood’s creative work at their website.
They also got some matching iPod docks. Audiowood Site

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Low End Theory Podcast Episode 9

time November 16th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , ,


If there is one event that I wish I could attend right now it’s Low End Theory in LA. All the allstars are out there and preform on a weekly basis. Low End Theory might be the deciding factor when move out to California in future to be in LA over SF.

What’s wild is that it pops off on a Wenesday. I see all the flyers and event announcements about Low End Theory. One thing that is great besides the event itself is its podcast series.

They are on episode 9 now. Their eposide 8 was explosive and preview of the newest Glitch Mob material. Episode 9 brings us tons of new beats from Daddy Kev and Dibiase.

Be sure to check out all the Podcast from The Low End Theory! Some serious work on these mixes at

Listen to new Episode 9!

Big up LA and the whole Low End Crew…
I’ll be out there soon enough!

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Fire Friday Mix – Sugarpill – Skrilla Bass Party

time November 13th by John-Michael authorTags: , , ,


I’ve been hella busy this past week, especially at work.
Today I was swamped at work and totally passed out when I got home.
Tonight decided to stay in and just hang out with cousin.
Luckily I did cause just landed a link to Sugarpill’s latest mix.

Sugarpill wrecks it every time.
Be sure to check this mix out.
Hopefully I’ll be able to bring him into town over Christmas break.

Track List:
Hudson Mohawke – FUSE
Mimosa – Flux For Life
Raffertie – Wobble Horror
501 – Get Back
Eskmo – Angus Dei
Excision / Datsik – Swagga
Sugarpill – Coke and Wet
Gemmy – Supligen
Bar 9 – Shaolin Style
Kromestar – Bassbin
Bassnectar – Boombox
EPROM – 64 Bytes (EPROM Remix)
Daedelus – Get Off Your Hihats
Dorian Concept – Color Sexist
Two Fingers – What You Know (Instrumental)
Beats Antique – Break Me
Flying Lotus – Disco Balls
Slugabed – Let’s Go Swimming
R/D – Cricket
An-ten-nae – Get Low
Bill Bless – Punchin Holes
Mochipet – Godzilla New Year (Vibesquad Remix)
Lazer Sword – Koopa Boss Mode
Audiovoid – Twitch Throb
St. Andrew – Snap
+verb – Whomp Sucker
Clavviq – Gangsta Shit
Nanda – Unknown
Samples – Portal
K-Lab feat MC Analog – Wreckked (Opiou Remix)
bartlomein – disneyland
Nailer – One Hundred
Mono Poly – Distant Form

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The Menace To Sobriety

time November 12th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,

I’ve always been into visuals ever since I started downloading my first Mp3s and using WinAMP. I’ll never forget the days of just staring at WhiteCap. WinAMP had all sorts of fun plug-ins for visuals.

That was many many years ago. Now with all the fun gear that has been developed you can do some pretty intense stuff. Now there are deticated VJs who soles job is to take care of visuals.

The Menace to Sobriety consist of DJ Mitch Mitchem & VJ Roach. They are a team located in Tampa and are taking advantage of using visuals. I met Mitch back when I use to goto USF. These guys aren’t just assigning music videos to each track played, Roach and Mitch work together so this is a live experience more so than a pre-planned set of videos. It’s great to see real detication on their part truly syncing themselves together and not just have any visuals up on the screen.

Check out more of their videos they have online on their YouTube Channel.

They are currently taking bookings

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Tomba! Dubstep maniac!

time November 11th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,

I’ve recently been shown a new up and coming artist tracks. I’m all about that crazy dubstep fifth even if its just laying in bed, driving, work, or club. As much as the growing trend is to hate the aggressive styles of some dubstep producers, welcome to you’re worst nightmare haters!

Tomba is about to explode all over your face. This guy’s styles are quite parallel with the infamous Borgore’s style. Mind blowing samples to hook you in and then unleash pure bass all up in your face.

Keep your ear out for this man.
He has two upcoming releases coming out on Rottun Records and Bass Punch Records.
Also don’t be surprised if you catch a fresh new mix tape by him in near future.
You might also be lucky enough to catch him on UK tour in the works.

Big up to you Tomba!

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Fire Friday Mix – Amina’s – The Gathering Live

time November 6th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , ,


Another fireeee mix for you on this beautiful Friday.
This mix I’ll be honest, I haven’t even heard the whole thing yet and listening to it now as I put this post together. This Friday’s mix is from a FL resident, Amina.

I’ve been hanging out with a friend for awhile spinning records and just jamming. One of the times we hung out I was telling him about Glitch and he’s like yo I know this one dude you have to totally meet check out this mix while we in the car. I heard the mix and what I heard was exactly what I wanted to do as a DJ. I never caught the dudes name but knew he was in West Palm Beach. Not till recently did I catch wind of this new cat these ppl discovered and how they describe he style as all over the spectrum of music from dubstep, uk funky, glitch, etc… I was like damn someone who drops the glitch, hell yeah!

Last night I find out that the two are one in the same. Without hesitation I present you with this mix! Hoping to meet this guy real soon and hopefully catch one of his sets this week-end!


The Gathering Live by Amina

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