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Caprica – Music For Our Future w/ Otto Von Shirach

time January 6th by John-Michael authorTags: None

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Here is an amazing compilation put together by Pitchfork, XLR8R, Syfy, & Create Digital Music.

This is the first release from new series called Caprica. This one is titled Music for Our Future. Great title with amazing producers on this like: Low Limit, Hudson Mohawke, Untold, & Otto!

The main reason I’m posting this besides for the obviousness of needing to share BUT it’s cause Miami’s own Otto Von Shirach is on this. Big up to Otto for this! This man is a legend! Not to mention one of the coolest cats in the scene here.

The track list is straight heat!

1. Lusine – Gravity
2. Atlas Sound – Walkabout w/ Noah Lennox
3. Hudson Mohawke – Fuse
4. White Rainbow – Raw Shanks a Million
5. King Midas Sound – Outta Space *Slow Version*
6. Low Limit – Turf Day
7. Willits & Sakamoto – Toward Water
8. The Field – I have the Moon, You have the Internet *Gold Panda Remix*
9. Tyondai Braxton – Uffie’s Woodshop
10. Untold – Luna
11. Nice Nice – See Waves
12. Richard Devine – Matvec Interior w/ OTTO VON SHIRACH
13. Peter Kirn – Anaxagoras

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Ultra Music Festival Line up 2010 Miami,FL

time January 5th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , ,

Ultra Music Festival Line up Phase 1 is out! There are some quality acts that even make me curious about it.

I’m not a fan of Ultra to be honest. Right now tickets are $140 and thats without service charges I imagine. The reason why it doesn’t go down well with me is because most of the talent I enjoy you can catch a smaller more personal parties throughout the week. Not to mention as a Miami native I’ve done Ultra 3x already back in the day when FL Breaks and Electro was alive. Now the festival has acts like Will.I.Am and even some bands I’m sure will be added. It was never like this. Quite surprised to see guys like Skream and Rusko on the line up. Considering last year I saw Rusko for free with FREE redstripes and bacardi at WMC. Also saw Skream about 3x last year and dont think I paid once except for ViRam event.

What I’m very happy to see is Glitch Mob in town for once! Thats big! Not to mention Pretty Lights coming back. I’m praying someone books Glitch Mob for a smaller party.

ultra-2010

Day 1
Tiesto
Swedish House Mafia
Eric Prydz
The Crystal Method
The Disco Biscuits
Carl Cox
Dirty South
Rabbit in the Moon
Will.I.Am
Infected Mushroom
Plump DJs
Adam Freeland
Felix Da Housecat
Pretty Lights
Green Velvet
Lotus
Alex Metric
Bassbin Twins vs. Uberzone
Evil Nine
Afrobeta
Kevens

Day 2
Deadmau5
Groove Armada
Carl Cox
Faithless Sound System
Armin Van Buuren
Above & Beyond
Ghostland Observatory
Crookers
Bloody Beetroots
Major Lazer
Bassnectar
Steve Aoki
ATB
The Glitch Mob
Diplo
LTJ Bukem
A-Trak
Rusko
Skream

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ESKMO – Brainfeeder – Colorbrain Mix

time December 31st by John-Michael authorTags: , , ,

Brainfeeder has been serving us with some serious stuff. I forgot to post this and totally have been backed up. Eskmo’s mini mix for brainfeeder is just too fresh!

I remember when I heard this mix I had just woken up and was suppose to be somewhere. It totally caught my attention that left the water running for a shower for at least 10min before realizing ohh shit water is running!

Glad I was reminded of this when saw he posted it up on SoundCloud. Big up to Mr Eskmo aka Welder.

Hope you enjoy and don’t leave the water running!

01. Eskmo – We Have Invisible Friends
02. Eskmo – Let Them Sing
03. Eskmo – San Francisco (The Rhythm)
04. Eskmo – I Dream I’m Flying
05. Backdraft – Headcharge (Eskmo Remix)
06. STS9 – Shock Doctrine (Eskmo Remix)
07. Eskmo – From The Standpoint
08. Voodeux – Enter The Voo
09. Bibio – Dwrcan (Eskmo Remix)
10. Mew – Vaccine (Eskmo Remix)

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Afro Monk’s First APC Mix

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

Since early December I’ve been working real hard. I decided to put all my free time into learning Ableton and using the APC40.

I knew it wouldn’t be an easy task but with great support from some friends online I was guided in the right direction.

I was invited to play at a house party and had made a promise by the time that party I’d be ready. I spent countless hours finding the right tracks that would fit. This party was most likely going to consist of people who have not heard much glitch so I consintrated on the glitch hop style.

After many nights of watching videos, having discussions with other DJs, asking for help, and overall just playing with Ableton I decided I had reached my goal.

The only problem was the party was moved to my house and I hadn’t been sleeping for the past 2-3 weeks more than 5hrs. I have been treating my body like crap and staying up late prepping tracks for the APC40. When it was time to preform I couldn’t for more than 20mins. I felt horrible but I wasn’t going to preform when completely burnt out and it’d come out liek crap. Also I realized I was missing something quite important, a laptop stand. Bending over the laptop and APC was killing me after 20mins. I had been sitting down when practicing and working on my laptop.

I was disappointed with myself in the end but knew I’d record something. A few friends came over later to play some Fifa. I figured this would be the perfect time to record while they were playing. Not to mention see how they’d react to the music while playing a game. To my surprise everyone was digging it.

I have over 3-4 mess ups that I’m quite frustrated with but it’s a learning experience. Never had I played an entire set through with the APC. After going through a whole entire hour set I know what definately not to do and where to be careful. There are even some new tricks I picked up while in the zone. This was more of a trial and error mix.

Check it out and feel free to give some feedback. The reason I’m posting this now is because it’s a preview of the type of stuff I’m working on. Come January I’m going to modify the overall feel a bit to more of a IDM feel instead of hip hop feel.

Miami, it’s time someone has a try at this glitch thing. Hopefully this will be the start of something fresh! Wish me luck because I’ll need it!

Afro Monk’s First Mix with Ableton & APC40

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TOKiMONSTA – Current DJ Crush!

time December 23rd by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,
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Right now I have the biggest DJ crush ever! I don’t think I’ve ever had a crush on a DJ before…. Wait a second. Take that back, Dj Rap. Well in other words right now I’m falling hard from the LA Queen, TokiMonsta. She’s got those beats, producer, DJ, Asian, adorable, and packs a serious punch of bass.
Nothing but respect goes out to Tokimonsta. Check out her recent mix below.
Expect tons of new things to come from her. She recently tweeted about a new project.
Suzi Analogue + TokiMonsta = Analogue Monsta

‘ i have this thing where i usually don’t give a tracklisting–for various reasons: sometimes bc i’m sharing exclusives, private gems, and simply for fun (i found that people enjoy figuring out what songs are being played).  Also, people tend to listen to the mix longer this way–otherwise, they’ll just go and download the tracks separately.  also, im getting serious issues with people pulling apart my mixes and bootlegging my friends tracks, my tracks, tracks that i’ve dug for.. etc…..’ – TOKiMONSTA

Honestly I can’t agree with her more on this. The passion for music really comes to light when you search and search for that one track you absolutely LOVED! If you didn’t love it that much you wouldn’t spend the time to find it or appreciate it. Not to mention sometimes you have NO IDEA what it takes to get some of them and that feeling.

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Spotlight Producer / DJ – Ooah

time December 21st by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , ,

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There is one producer that takes my mind, spirit, and soul to another place it’s, Ooah.

His tunes are emotional, catchy, crunk, and deep all at the same time. Of Porcelain, is his solo album that he released a couple years back and it a masterpiece.

Ooah also makes up 1/3 of The Glitch Mob. He also works on other projects of his own and others. His most recent release has been under the alias of Panty Raid with MartyParty. He also has an banger with superstar Mimosa. Not to mention he has a track on An-Ten-Nae’s new Acid Crunk Vol 2.

Expect many things from Ooah in 2010. The new Glitch Mob album is around the corner. Who know what else he has in store for us.

OF PORCELAIN – HERE FOR NOW by OOAH

PANTYRAID & MIMOSA “CHAOS CONTROL” by OOAH

ADAM FREELAND DO YOU (PANTYRAID REMIX) by OOAH

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ATL RMX – Adult Swim

time December 17th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , ,

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Adult Swim really? You know it going to blow up!

Glitch is starting to gain some serious momentum.
With all starts like Flying Lotus, Hudson Mowke, Prefuse 73, Dabrye, & El-P look out! The West Coast has embraced these producers with open hands. It’s time for the world to see what this glitch movement is all about.

Catch this free album till the end of the year.

1. Young Jeezy – I Got This (El-P remix)
2. Rich Kids – Patna Dem (Mad Decent Patna’s remix by DJA)
3. Dem Getaway Boyz – Imma G (Memory Tapes remix)
4. Good Time Guys – Is That You God? (Dabrye remix)
5. Young Dro – Take Off (Michna remix)
6. Cee-Lo – Hello Miss (Armani XXXChange remix)
7. Lil Jon feat. Kee – Give It All You Got (Danger Beach remix)
8. Gucci Mane – Photoshoot (Flying Lotus remix)
9. Gorilla Zoe – Lost (Starkey remix)
10. Shawty Lo – Dey Know (Prefuse 73 remix)
11. Kollosus – Breakin’ Bread (Phaseone remix)
12. Pill – Lookin’ (Chris Devoe remix)
13. B.o.B. – Satellite (Hudson Mohawke remix)
14. Playboy Tre- Sideways (SALEM Drag Chop remix)
15. OJ Da Juiceman feat. Gucci Mane – Good Night (HEALTH remix)
16. Lil Jon feat. Kee – Give It All You Got (Drums of Death remix)
17. Hollyweerd – Have You Ever Made Love to a Weerdo? (Dam-Funk remix)

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Glitchmas Party!

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

Glitchmas Party

I was asked awhile back by my amazing new friend, Adam aka Munkz, if I wanted to DJ a house party. It would have to be a glitch hop funk oriented set similar to Pretty Lights show we had recently been to. I Agreed.

Women are silly creatures and turns out party was a no go at their place. I let Adam know that I have no problem moving the event to my house. I’ve been working on this parties set for awhile and had tons of friends asking if they could attend this event. He said forsure and December 18th is my first small glitch event. I’ve been hard at work and in a matter of less than a month I’ve picked up Ableton and APC40. It’s going to be the start of something BIG!

The party is a few days away now and feel fairly comfortable and ready for this. Instead of recording a live mix for December I plan on recording my set at this party and releasing it as my December mix.

Get ready Miami I’m going to try my best to bring this glitch sound to the mainstream as much as I can. Makes me sad when I see the events that go on the other side of the States. Miami, I believe in you and hope you embrace this.

Expect a more IDM Glitch mix for January. December has been more oriented to the glitch-hop and going to start 2010 with more of a mellow IDM feel of glitch.

After I record this mix on Friday hopefully it’ll be the last piece of my resume for Glitch.FM. This might get me the radioshow I’ve always wanted and goal for 2009 reached.

Big things popping in 2010!

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Ableton & Akai APC40 DJ Setup – A Beginner DJ’s Take

time December 9th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , ,

Transitioning to Ableton and APC40.

I’ve only been doing this DJ thing since mid 2009. The first purchase I made was a Numark NS7. I believe it’s one of the best controllers out there. After the NS7 I finally made the plunge and picked up turntables. As of late November I’m a proud owner of the Akai APC40.

The APC stands for Abelton Performance Control. Ultimately what it means is that it’s mainly designed to be used with Ableton Live. It is layout so you can go out and use Albeton for live acts flawlessly.

I’m not going to lie; I’m no pro at DJing and mixing. Right now I’m pretty terrible at beat matching. Yet after really understanding what a standard DJ does I’m ok with not being the best at it or remotely good at it. The APC40 takes care of all that and yet introduces a new challenge, programming. Whereas a standard DJ with CDJs or Decks is limited in playing a track and slight control on a mixer the truth is all they are doing is popping in a CD or record and matching the beat and moving to the next track. Yes they do mess with the EQs but nothing too crazy. The APC gives you endless possibilities when using Ableton. The amount of things you can do is mind blowing.

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Borgore – Goresteps Most Hated

time December 8th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , ,

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There is one DJ that I can’t get out of my head on how much he has done in the dubstep scene. The king of gorestep… Borgore.

Borgore reigns from his throne in Israel but has graced us with a US Tour not long ago. He brought fourth some serious energy and a tour that left us all wanting more. Never had I seen a DJ rush into the crowd and start a pit mid set. The man then closed his set with a stage dive and complete mayhem on the dance floor. I won’t ever forget that night. He came up to me and asked if I’d grab him when he dove off stage. It was epic.

Borgore is hard at work producing grimey dirty beats. He has put out Gorestep Volume One and Gorestep 1.1, go pick them up! He also has Ice Cream / Act Like a Hoe coming out on the Trillbass label. Not to mention the creation of Ultragore with Ultrablack. He has recently put out a mix tape that has given us a small taste of what is forthcoming from him.

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I can’t express to you despite all the hating done on Borgore and stickers out there, GO SEE HIM LIVE. The dance floor explodes when this guy is on the decks.

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Borgore’s Latest Mix Tape
Tracklist:
01: Borgore – Cry Me A River
02: Borgore – Ambient Dub Shit
03: Jelly bass & brother culture – No Love (Borgore and Jazzsteppa Remix)
04: Borgore ft. Ranking Levy – Rub A Dubstep
05: Borgore – Ice Cream
06: Borgore – Borgore Ina Trouble
07: Borgore – Act Like A Ho
08: Borgore – Mamas Boy
09: Borgore – Go To Bed V.I.P
10: Borgore – Birthday And The Black November
11: Borgore & Jazzsteppa – Shamen
12: Borgore – One Step Ahead
13: Borgore – The Bitter Orchestral Girl
14: Borgore – Guided Relaxation Dub
15: Borgore – Perversion
16: Borgore – Love
17: Borgore – Foes V.I.P
18: Rusko – Wooboost (Borgore Remix)
19: Britney Spears – Womanizer (Borgore Remix)
20: Borgore – Money
21: Borgore – Saturday Night
22: Borgore – My Favorite Tingz

UPDATE: I’ve almost decided to take this post down. The image that is conveyed is a bit disgusting. The more I thought about it this, it’s a disgrace. The idea that this guy can make anywhere near 10k a show is quite impure. Women have stripped down and gotten naked to his sets and plays aggressive vulgar tunes. It just doesn’t resonates with me well. If it were up to me I’d put out Lovestep Killed Brostep mix now.

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