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Splatter Festival | Failure

time October 11th by Taradactyl authorTags: , , , , , , ,

I think it’s obvious that I LOVE my music festivals. Any opportunity that I am given to remove myself from the routine of everyday life, you best believe I am going to take it up (hence why I have gone to 9 this year so far)! But have I ever had the opportunity to experience a festival that fuses music performances with paintball…? Not until I heard about Splatter Festival on October 19-21! Set in Oroville, CA, Splatter Festival is comprised of 3 days of music, camping, and paintball. There is a huge range assortment of music performers… from electronic DJs to jam bands to rappers, and everything in between. I am most excited to see Del the Funky Homosapien with a live band (very uncommon for a festy lineup), Dub FX (look this guy up on YouTube if you haven’t!), EPROM, NastyNasty, Love & Light, Kastle, Russ Liquid, Thriftworks, Nicoluminous, Zapper (live pa), Ratchet (live pa), and a bunch of friends from South Lake Tahoe. The lineup is pretty much insane! You have the option to play paintball for cheap while you’re there, too. How awesome is that? There will also be fire performances by some of my homies from the Tahoe Burn Tribe and a beer garden with reasonably priced beverages. Tickets are very reasonable for a 3-day campout, at $95 for the whole weekend or $50 for Saturday/Sunday. It will go up to $120 at the door so I would highly recommend purchasing in advance! I absolutely can’t wait to go rage with my bass fam and catch some live music while I’m at it! This will definitely be one for the books, kids! Check out the Splatter Website for tickets and more information.

Here are the timeslots:

********Voodoo Therapy Stage********

-+-+-+FRIDAY+-+-+-
3:00pm Jake Lopes
4:00pm Top Soil
5:20pm Boostive
7:10pm LowGritt w/Sight on the Mic
8:30pm Nerd Nate w/Devi Genuone
10:00pm Del w/Bukue One & Serendipity Project (3 hr set)

-+-+-+SATURDAY+-+-+-
1:00am Numerous
2:20am Eliquate
4:00am Bogl
5:00am Hydrah

6:00am MoonJuice
7:00am DubColing
8:00am The Goon
9:00am Chlorophil
———-break———-
12:00pm Jessica Sterling
1:00pm The Genie
2:00pm Evergreen Dub
3:20pm Pyrx
4:40pm FatherTime feat 2-Tone

6:00pm Thought Vomit
7:00pm Madison Ave
8:00pm Life Uh Da Party
8:50pm I Wish We Were Robots
9:50pm Awaiting the Apocolypse
11:00pm Adient Zoo
12:20pm The Eclectic

-+-+-+SUNDAY+-+-+-
1:20am Groovebox
2:40am Ratchet

4:00am Zapper
5:00am Datgirl
6:00am DownSampla
7:00am Stizreth
8:00am Rinza
9:00am C.Worth w/Arkaydion

10:00am BK
11:00am Seantron
12:00pm Highbreed
1:00pm DJ Wigglez
2:20pm S.O.Dubs
3:40pm Mike Pinto Band
5:20pm Special Surprise Set
6:30pm DubFX w/Flower Fairy

********ELECTRIC BOOM BOOM TENT********

-+-+-+FRIDAY+-+-+-
1:00pm Stony
2:00pm Plethora
3:00pm JazzHands
4:00pm DJ Bear
5:00pm Felixxx
6:00pm Golden Toast
7:00pm Bass Buddha
8:00pm Efxhand
9:00pm Gamma

10:00pm Nico Luminous
11:00pm Thriftworks

-+-+-+SATURDAY+-+-+-
12:00am Russ Liquid
1:00am Love & Light
2:00am Trevor Kelly
3:00am Stax
4:00am Taso
5:00am Yheti
6:00am G. Jones
7:00am Caidance
8:00am Intellitard
9:00am Zaggasaurus
10:00am Mr Kitt
11:00am QuantumBassTheory
3:00pm Self Dustruct
4:00pm Leaf
5:00pm A’n'D
6:00pm Schwabble

 

 

***UPDATE***
This was by far the WORST organized festival I have ever attended. It was such a bummer, given the potential that the event had.

So, here’s what happened:
My friend Katie & I rolled up to the festival, excitement high, on Friday evening. Get to the gate – disorganized… The coordinator, Mike, didn’t even have a media list, but was “doing me a favor” by believing me in that we had discussed press passes for the event. Really, dude? We get to the parking lot and there’s an angry girl bitching at us about where to park when we were literally trying to find our bearings and get in to the festival. We find our homies’ camp and start walking around and enjoying ourselves. We catch the end of Thriftworks’ set which I’m stoked about. Excitement is high for Russ Liquid’s set. He comes on and is forced to play at such a low volume that the small crowd can barely even get down to it! Everyone’s yelling for him to turn it up so he tries to do so without notice, only to find that event coordinators keep coming onstage and telling him to turn it back down. At least his soothing trumpet sounds are heard loud and clear by all! Then Love & Light grace the stage. You all know that Love & Light sets are meant to be heard LOUD. However after ten minutes of their being onstage a girl takes the mic and announces that the whole festival has been shut down and that *hopefully* that night’s headliners will be playing the next day (which, of course, they didn’t). WTF! So everyone is forced to go back to their camps and do nothing. All renegade parties are shut down immediately. Then the next day everyone is forced to leave the beautiful festival grounds, and they are taking down the stages.
Apparently Mike, who put on the event, fled the festival right when all of this happened. He must have been embarrassed of his poor planning. I heard that the property owner called the cops on his own property because he wasn’t sure what he had been getting himself into, or something of that nature. I’m not even sure that artists were paid for their time and efforts to get to Splatter. THAT’S JUST WACK. My friend even told me that at the gate they asked him which 2 performances he was most excited for. When he asked why they were inquiring, they answered something like, “We want to know who to pay”. UHHHH, WHAT? Also, this isn’t the first time that Mike has completely fucked up a festival; he planned another potentially awesome festy in Soda Springs last fall and canceled last minute without notifying artists or attendees. Uhmm I see a pattern here? There has been major backlash on the guy, as attendees and artists alike have been voicing their anger at both paying for and not receiving payment for the event.

So promoters, please know what you’re doing if you are going to plan a large-scale event like this. There are so many intricacies involved in making such a festival successful and enjoyable for everyone involved. Use your resources, know what it takes to make it happen, and make yourself available when others need you. There has to be accountability in such situations. If not, you are guaranteed to be a failure and have a lot of people pissed of at you. That’s all, thanks for listening :)

~Taradactyl~

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Emissions Festival | May 13th – 15th 2011

time April 19th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Emissions 2011

Camp Questions Mark & Irie Cartel present EMISSIONS! It’s not very often I post about events on the site but ohh man this ONE is truly worth covering. Emissions is on it’s 3rd year and wow this years line up is mind blowing. This festival is approximately two hours outside of San Francisco. There will be camping at the beautiful location for all three days.

Now lets get straight to the punch, MUSIC! The line up for this festival is one of the diverse line ups I have seen compared to all the major festivals. Diversity doesn’t mean that there’s only some medium grade level headliners mixed in with some local talent. This truly means that some of the biggest names in all spectrum’s of bass music. It is still taking me back how I will be playing at this event as well. This will be the first time I’ll be in San Francisco and couldn’t have asked to play a better event for my first visit. I think the best part of this festival as well is the unity that will take place at this event. There are so many names on the line up that I’ve worked with directly, have booked myself, communicated on regular online, and/or close friends with already. This past year at SXSW it was a dream to be part of the crew that we were rolling around with and I feel this will be no different. At the end of the day we all are here to share the music but what makes this community so special is how closely networked and friendly everyone is. There so many people on here that are playing that I haven’t met in person and looking forward to finally giving a good amount of people some big hugs.  Can’t wait to kick it with all the homies out in Cali!

Now let’s list the two rounds of artist announced. I have bolded some of my recommendations for this. To be fair it’ll probably be quite bias to my personal taste and close friends of mine. Hey I was honest at least right?! Got to support the homies!

Line Up

ill Gates
Vaski
J Rabbit
SPL
Machinedrum
NastyNasty
The Widdler
The Flying Skulls
Ben Samples
Jantsen

Seied
Abstract Rude
Zeno
Bokator
Carrier fmly NTRLD
Minnesota ft. PRFMR
Psymbionic
Blackheart
Skulltrane
Rastatronics
BOGL
The Pirate of DubPirates
Smasheltooth and Thee Bad Bitch Brigade
Johnny 5
Nebakaneza
Ro Knew
El Diablo
Mycho Pan Cocoa
Zombie J
Octopod
Bad/Media
Fresh Young Minds
Roommate
Love & Light
Gladkill
Goldrush
Siren
Willy Whompa

Ribotto
Adsum (Porkchop & Mikey Fisher)
Megalodon
Ultraviolet
Afro Monk
Free Crush (Konekta & Devi)
Carly D
Dr. Knobz

K Theory
Fire Lieber
Dr. Dylon
The Glitch Report
Hypha
Energy Alchemist

Genie
Erin Jale
Du3
Grizzly J
Christafari
RA SO
Supreme
Digital Bill
Mose
INI
Antibiotik
Pushreset
Rich DDT
Jai Solei
Mr. Kitt
Foobz
Ananda G
John Holiday
My Pet Monster
Caidance
Swaggersaurus Rex
& More!

Please shoot me a message if you’ll be attending this event! I’m always interested in meeting new people. It’s such a blessing to be able to share the music to you all. I hope you all could make it! Be sure to grab your tickets now! Apparently there might be a limited amount of tickets. The price you’re paying for this line up is an insane deal! Not to mention there are still more artist to be announced! WHAT?! Yeah I know right…

More Info

2 Full Stages, 3 Day Camping, Chill/Alt. Area, Massive Sound, Gorgeous NEW Venue (w/water, tree shade, level campgrounds & easy paved entry road), Unique Lineup (new fresh music not @ every other festie…yet) , Art Installations, Artist Walk, Daytime Workshops, & so much more!

Limited Pre-Sale – $95. (Limited 200 available or until May 10th)
Pre-Sale – $110. ( available until May 10/Last Chance to Guarantee Entry))
At the Gate – $130.
*Special Limited Family Packs*-10 for $75.each (LIMITED/get asap if interested)*
RV & BUS Parking Pass – $40.

BUY TICKETS!

18+/ Please No Dogs/ Leave No Trace/ No Bad Attitudes

Sound: By the Wobble Factory & more
Art Deco: Jeremiah Allen Welch
Flyer Design/Image: By Sparkuhl
Stage Deco: RageStageDesign
Fire-safety by Fire University
Fire-breathing by Aries

Category: Dubstep, Events, Glitch Hop, Music, News, Trip-Hop | commie 1 Comment »

Love & Light | The Light We Bring

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

Love and Light are back with a new release on Simplify Recordings. Ryan and Matt have been hard at work with this new release and have put together quite a tour of the States. This release shows off some of their new styles and techniques as they mature their sound. It’s great to see a release where most of the tunes have that whompy bass feel that reminds me a lot of Heyoka. The best part is that this arsenal of bass bombs are at a sweet sexy 200 bpm. It’s always great to have a good amount of variety in the bpm ranges.

I’m really looking forward to playing the two Texas shows in Austin and Dallas with them. Matt and Ryan truly have so much great energy online and always have been there to support me in anything. Excited to finally kick it with them in person. The videos and responses I’ve seen on this tour is unbelievable. It seems just like yesterday when they put out their first tune together. Get ready because they are just getting started and this dynamic duo has quite the future ahead of them.

Be sure to grab this release.
BUY: Love & Light – The Light We Bring

Category: Dubstep, Glitch Hop, Music, Reviews | commie 1 Comment »

Fave New Dubstep / Glitchop Tracks / EA’s Picks

time February 9th by Dj EA authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hey friends! There’s so much good music flying around these days, it’s ridiculous! Here’s a few of my new faves. Make sure to follow these producers on Soundcloud cause they keep pumpin out the sick tracks left and right!

And I am absolutely in love with this one….

Wow! There’s so many more.  It’s been a little while since I’ve posted so check back tomorrow and I’ll post some more :)

-EA

EA@afromonk.com

soundcloud.com/djeamusic

Category: Downloads, Dubstep, Glitch Hop, Misc, Music | commie 1 Comment »

Love and Light | Muse – Unintended Remix

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

4Centers & Probiotik teamed up awhile ago to create Love and Light! Their combination is taking everyone by storm. They are becoming the next Soundcloud phenomenon like Nit Grit was. Ever since they collaborated with MartyParty it’s absolutely exploded. These guys are a pleasure to work with and glad to see a big remix like this appear.

Right now it seems like it’s the prime time to remix big artist that are recognized all around the world. This time they’ve taken Muse’s Uninteded and created a masterful remix that add so much more of a sexy punch to the tune.

DOWNLOAD: Love & Light – Muse Unintended Remix

Be sure to keep up to date with the Love & Light duo on their facebook page

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Glitchhop / Dubstep Tracks from Soundcloud

time November 15th by Dj EA authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Soundcloud.com has become my addiction as of late with their dashboard. Every time I log in, there’s fresh new tracks from producers I’m following in my inbox and I can see what they’re listening to, commenting on, and which tracks are their favorites too. I get wrapped up in this for hours every night, needing and wanting more and more. Here’s some solid ones I’ve come across this week. Enjoy and check back to Afromonk.com on the regular cause we find the good stuff!

Ekliptik-Cookies

Nit Grit- This Old Heart

Project Aspect-Put This World on Hold

Minnesota-One Love

Sugarpill-Shine On

Babe I’m Gonna Leave You – Led Zeppelin – Elfkowitz Remix

Who Cares – Fan vs. Man (Love and Light Remix)

Ellie Goulding – Under the Sheets (Stephan Jacobs Remix)

Nosaj Thing – Coat of Arms (Boreta Remix)

-EA
EA@afromonk.com

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