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ill Gates | Artist Spotlight

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

ill Gates aka Dylan has some brand new freshness for us all! Celebrating the soft launch of the new and improved he has put out a new mix via Memekast! He has lots of big plans coming up and this is only the beginning. He has been hard at work touring all around the world spreading the music. I can’t think of many others out there who have been creating such a rift with music around the globe.

This mix is filled with such energy and fresh tunes that I’ve listened to it a few times already. This is only a small glimpse into what it is to catch ill Gates live. I had the pleasure of catching him live this past week at SXSW. Dylan is back with some heavy dance music and rocks a crowd like no other. You’ll know when he’s in the room and when he’s behind the mixer.

Without a doubt the highlight of my SXSW experience was staying up till sunrise with Dylan. Ever since I was able to catch his workshop in Seattle at Decibel Festival I’ve told everyone that I’d love to just be friends with ill Gates. He left such a mark on me and had such a sense of control of life that he’s one of those people you just want to be around. It was a honor to talked for a few hours with him. The guy is honestly as real as they come. I’ve met a lot of people in this community and hands down Dylan is one of the most unique and impressive people out there. His dedication and love for this community is unmatched. Hell the guy even has a specific type of diet so he can sleep less and be less cranky on tour. Even if you don’t dig this mix or his sound know that ill Gates encompasses everything you’d want in a person, friend, and musician. There aren’t many that I can say this about.

Look out for his upcoming ill Methodology online workshops coming soon. This is something all you upcoming producers might want to look into. The program is very affordable and can tell you Dylan is one of the best teachers out there. After seeing his workshop in person I can tell you this isn’t just about learning production but learning how to approach anything not just music. You’ll have to catch one of his workshops or online courses to know what I mean.

Nothing but respect and love to Dylan.
I can not say enough positive things about this man.

Be sure to check out the NEW ill Gates site!
Much more to be added soon!

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Bird of Prey | LIVE on

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

This week I’ve got a Fire Friday Mix for all of you from, Bird of Prey. I haven’t done much coverage on this artist but he is one hell of a talented producers. After hearing this mix I’m really looking forward to be meeting him next week at SXSW and sharing the line up with him on tons of showcases that I’ll be playing.

This mix is one of those mixes that you may not really know what you’re getting yourself into but man does it whomp. There are some really great original tracks on here that shine! It’s also great to see a producers just gliding through a set so smoothly. Everything just has a great natural flow to it.

This was streamed and recorded live on The bass stream radio guys have been crushing it and having tons of amazing special guest. I’m really glad they save these so others can enjoy in the future. I have heard so much about Bird of Prey but it’s great to sick back and listen to this mix. Truly looking forward to seeing Torin drop some original tunes now.

If you are around Austin, Texas next week and will be at SXSW i’ll be putting something together for everyone. There’s a LOT going on! I will be there representing for TONS of showcases. Expect a major post tomorrow with a break down of everything.


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