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Pressha | Everything in Moderation

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

I consider Pressha one of the greatest strictly DJs out there in bass music today. The first party I ever planned and promoted Pressha played. Didn’t know much about him but my good friend Shilo assured me he was incredible. He showed up and totally blew me away. There aren’t many DJs who mainly only use Serato to play out and using Turntables that I enjoy. Ever since he came to Miami and crushed it for my WMC party we’ve kept in close contact. He really works hard and understands the importance of building a network and relationships in the music industry. There isn’t a line up in the NW that I’ve seen where it be a major event and not seen this man not playing at it. His network and ear for music is almost unmatched entirely but when talking solely DJ and not producing music there is no other I can think of besides Mihkal.

I’ve had the pleasure of kicking it with him out in Seattle and showed me around a bit during Decibel Festival. He’s a super chill dude who likes to party but also collects and plays dubs like it’s nobodies business. I know when I was focused more on putting out mixes that I had to beat Matt to the punch of releasing a mix because if not he’d probably be playing a lot of the stuff I’d be playing also. Now that I’m focusing less on playing out I’m glad that he’s still going strong and playing out and making a huge name for himself.

It has been awhile since we last kicked it but I’m really looking forward to getting to spend some time with him at Emissions this year. We’ll both be out there playing at it and if was still playing glitch-hop I’d probably have to check with him what he has planned because this guy always has the headie tracks that most don’t have access too. If you haven’t heard of this man and looking to become a DJ in this culture I highly recommend going back and looking to see the work he has put in. He’s the true model of what most DJs should be like…

Everything in Moderation Tracklist:
1.) Sugarpill – A Gift To
2.) Gladkill – Stay Awake
3.) Kastle – Walking Away Mc Armanni
4.) Goldrush – It’s when I miss all of you (Gladkill Remix)
5. ) Sugarpull – Say you want to
6.) Kastle – I Know (Bokator and Jock Styles Remix)
7.) Drake – November 18th (Stratus Remix)
8.) Sugarpill – Tanktop
9.) Minnesota – Roof Back
10.) Sugarpill – Cats used to harmonize
11.) Matty G – Back to the Bay ft.Ugene
12.) Ginuwine – Pony (Molecule Remix)
13.) Polish Ambassador – Space Leaf Dub (Gladkill Remix)
14.) Frequent C + kLL sMTH – Something for Everyone
15.) Guttstar – Waking
16.) Awol-Nation – Sail (Slim Thugz Remix)
17.) Paper Diamond – So Precise
18.) Chris B – Be Cool
19.) Oh Tebins – Tickle Parts
20.) Samples – Capture the Flag

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Simplify Mix Sessions Volume 9 | Pressha

time November 14th by Mr Ed authorTags: ,

Pressha drops a long awaited Simplify mix today that is sure to be a ear pleaser!  In my first post with Afromonk, I promised to bring some DJ’s from the Northwest to the blog.  Pressha has always been friends to this blog and he was one of the first of the artists I contacted to bring a Mix.  Super excited!  With out further to do. Here is DJ Pressha’s brand new mix, ” Simplify Mix Sessions Volume 9″

Pressha Simplify Mix Sessions #9
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1.) Did it on em- Nicki Minaj (Lobounce Remix) (Bandcamp)
2.) Trouble Blind-Sugarpill (Subsynthesis)
3.) Money Talks-Deathstar (Bandcamp)
4.) Sun Burst-Minnesota (Tyco Records)
5.) Let me Love You-Stephan Jacobs & Love and Light (Muti Music)
6.) Lucid-Ruff Hauser (Muti Music)
7.) Pretty Boy-Stephan Jacobs & GRiZ (Simplify)
8.) Driving- Sugarpill (Simplify)
9.) Doebd-Sugarpill (Chris B Remix) (Simplify)
10.) Where’s the Love-GRiZ (Soundcloud)
11.) Jewel St-Mimosa (False Idol Muzik)
12.) Dream On- Aerosmith (Griz Remix) (Soundcloud)
13.) Hold up-Minnesota (Mallabel)
14.) Longest Road-Morgan Page ft Lissie (Papa Skunk Remix) (Soundcloud)
15.) Sexy Shapes-iONiK (Simplify)
16.) Activated-Signal Path (Bandcamp)
17) Scheme-STS9 (Polish Ambassador Remix) (Bandcamp)
18.) Fireflies Remax-Lokid (Bandcamp)
18.) Lost in Bass-SuperVison (Pretty Lights Music)
19.) Crunch Pleazer-Freddy Todd (Simplify)
20.) Simmer Gently-Blunt Instrument (Bran Richards Remix) (Simplify)
21.) Phresh- Love and Light (Simplify)
22.) Lightning and Rain- Love and Light (Simplify)
23.) Swamp Gate-Nicoluminous (Subsynthesis)
24.) Rock This-Dj DLG (Lazor Music)
25.) Zingy- Ak’sent (Jantsen and Dirtmonkey’s Boombahton Remix) (Unsigned)
26.) Jump-Kriss Kross (TBMA Remix) (Play Me)
27.) A Bad Place-Mimi Page (Carrier Remix) (Simplify)

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Simplify Mix Sessions 4 / Pressha

time November 21st by Dj EA authorTags: , , , , , ,

Simplify Mix Sessions 4 is now up for FREE Download.  Pressha, a DJ out of Seattle put this hot glitchhop mix together for Simplify Recordings and for you fine people. The track listing pretty much speaks for itself and Pressha mixes everything together so smoothly.

Grab the free mix here:

SIMPLIFY MIX SESSIONS 4


EA (EA@afromonk.com)

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Decibel Festival 7 Seattle 2010 | Afro Monk’s Picks!

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

Decibel Festival 7

Decibel Festival is upon us today! I’ve put together my personal picks and where I hope to make it too this week. Unfortunately I won’t be getting into Seattle till Thursday night. After the Flying Lotus showcase was announced I had to buy an entirely new ticket since I was previously arriving on Friday night. I’m beyond words excited for the next couple of days! It’ll be my first time going to Decibel and Seattle. I met many Seattle residents when out to California for Lightning in a Bottle and can’t wait to link up with familiar faces across the States. The amount of talent in this festival will take you back. I see myself running around Seattle trying to catch as much as possible. Friday night is going to be complete madness!!!

I want to personally thank my buddy Pressha! He’ll be hosting me at his house. Much love to you for that and had to mention that since it’s a big deal to me. Thank you! Also much love out to Shilo from DanceFever5000, I know you put a list of events you chose and hope they are not the same exact one but do at the sametime, LOL. Big up to Bass Drop crew and all those out who are  in Seattle who made Decibel possible.

Wednesday

Workshop:
WORKSHOP 3 : BUILDING A CUSTOM CONTROLLER
& THE MIDI FIGHTER CONTROLLER 4:00 pm

Event:
GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL LABEL SHOWCASE
NEUMOS : 925 E Pike
PANTHA DU PRINCE /live + av/ 12:15 am – 1:30 am
LUSINE /live/ 11:15 pm – 12:15 am
GOLD PANDA /live/ 10:15 pm – 11:15 pm
MUX MOOL /live + av/ 9:30 pm – 10:15 pm
Visuals by ZACHARIAH WALKER
Doors open at 9:00 pm : 21+ : $18 Door / Free with dB Pass

Thursday

Workshop:
WORKSHOP 4 : FROM THE STUDIO TO THE STAGE 2:30 pm

Event:
FLYLO AND FRIENDS
NEUMOS : 925 E Pike
FLYING LOTUS /live/ 12:15 am – 1:30 am
ESKMO /live/ 11:15 pm – 12:15 am
LORN /live/ 10:30 pm – 11:15 pm
SAMIYAM /live/ 9:45 pm – 10:30 pm
TRUCKASAURAS /live + av/ 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Visuals by AUDIOPIXEL, KILLING FRENZY
& ZACHARIAH WALKER
Doors open at 9:00 pm : 21+ : $25 Door / Free with dB Pass

Friday

Workshops:
WORKSHOP 6 : CREATE A DIGITAL PROMOTION PLAN 1:00 pm (Shilo & Erica’s workshop!)
LECTURE 2 : THE ILL METHODOLOGY 6:00 pm

Events:
THE ART OF RHYTHM
MOTOR : 1950 1st Ave S
BEATS ANTIQUE /live/ 12:00 am – 1:15 am
EMANCIPATOR /live/ 11:00 pm – 12:00 am
PHUTUREPRIMATIVE /live/ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
PHIDELITY /live/ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Visuals by LOOPTID
Doors open at 9:00 pm : 16+ : $20 Door / Free with dB Pass

RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY ON THE FLOOR
NEUMOS : 925 E Pike
MODESELEKTOR feat. PFADFINDEREI /live + av/ 12:30 am – 1:30 am
MOUNT KIMBIE /live/ 11:30 pm – 12:30 am
HEADHUNTER AKA ADDISON GROOVE /live/ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
TEEBS /live/ 9:40 pm – 10:30 pm
SHLOMO /live/ 9:00 pm – 9:40 pm
Visuals by CPU, AUDIOPIXEL & ZACHARIAH WALKER

Saturday

Events:
dB IN THE PARK
BROAD STREET STAGE : 400 Broad St
BLUETECH presents SATORI SOCIAL /live/ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
NOSAJ THING /live/ 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
NASTYNASTY /live/ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
MAT THE ALIEN /live/ 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
SPLATINUM /live/ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
PRESSHA /dj/ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Live mural painting by ERIC ORR (presented by CRANE Stand)
Gates open at 12:00 pm : All Ages / 21+ Beer Garden
$10 Door / Free with dB Pass

BEATS PER MOMENT
MOTOR : 1950 1st Ave S
VIBESQUAD /live/ 12:00 am – 1:15 am
ALEX B /live/ 11:00 pm – 12:00 am
LOW LIMIT OF LAZER SWORD /live/ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
MACHINEDRUM /live/ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Visuals by LOOPTID
Doors open to 10:00 pm : 21+ : $20 Door / Free with dB Pass

HOTFLUSH LABEL SHOWCASE
BALTIC ROOM : 1207 Pine St
SEPALCURE /live/ 12:30 am – 1:30 am
SCUBA /live/ 11:30 pm – 12:30 am
UNTOLD /dj/ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
INCYDE /dj/ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Visuals by KILLINGFRENZY & TASARA
Doors open at 8:00 pm : 21+ : $17 Door: Free with dB Pass

Sunday

Event:
dB IN THE PARK
THE BROAD STREET STAGE : 400 Broad St
PLASTICIAN /dj/ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
12TH PLANET /dj/ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
MARY ANNE HOBBS /dj/ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
PRAVEEN /dj/ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
JIMMY HOFFA /dj/ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
JUST ONE /dj/ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Live mural painting by ERIC ORR (presented by CRANE Stand)
Event begins at 12:00 pm : All Ages / 21+ Beer Garden : $10 at the gate /
Free with dB Pass

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The 200th Post! Thank You

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

This officially makes the 200th post for AfroMonk.com! I can’t believe it. It seems like it wasn’t long ago that I started this site.

I want to thank everyone who has ever been to my site and checked out any post. I want to give a MAJOR THANK YOU to all the producers out there that have actually answered my messages and e-mails. All of the people who send me their unreleased music and keep me up to date with all the latest tracks. If it wasn’t for you guys there wouldn’t be anything to write about. Keep doing what you love and making that sweet music.

It has been less than a year that Afromonk.com has gone live and it’s become one of the best projects I’ve ever done. I’m glad to have PBJ on board and have him part of the team. I plan to expand this site more in the near future and do a complete re-design. The next major project I’ll be embarking on is becoming a producer and starting a label. Lots of big news will come out of this week-end in Vegas.

I want to make a list of all the people who have helped me with this site. The ones who I love to help out and share their music with you. They’ve done nothing but hooked it up and be a friend and not just some other person online.

No particular order but this post is for you guys that I’ve met online!

Sugarpill, Shilo, Ben Samples, HipGnosis, Mochipet, Protohype, Mussck, Will Marshall, Great Scott, Richard Sweat, Lost in Bass, Freddy Todd, Pressha, Plus2, Willy Whompa, Stephan Jacobs, Kraddy, and all the others I’ve forgotten! Thank you!

You’ve all been a huge inspiration!

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Miami Glitch + WMC 2010

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

This past WMC Munkz and I together formed Miami Glitch and threw our first party!
We had tons of special guest in town and raged all week!

Here are some small clips from the week!

Many Thanks:
Shilo, Ben Samples, Fisk, HipGnosis, S.P.E.C.T.R.E, Mochipet, Siren, Pressha, Mindelixer, Epcot, Stutterfly, JSB, & special thanks to Gooddroid!

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