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Major Lazer “Get Free” (Nolan Gray Remix)

This past Monday Major Lazer (Diplo + Switch) released their dreamy summer track “Get Free” featuring Dirty Projector’s lead singer and venturing solo artist Amber Coffman. “Get Free” cruises along with it’s arm out the window at an easy 88bpm, wind in it’s face, with Amber’s powerful and eerie vocals howling, pushing a solid summer groove. The Projects’ own San Francisco based techno producer Nolan Gray’s remix of “Get Free” takes a fantastic song deeper into the club by stepping on the gas and bringing the bpm up to a danceable 108. Boasting a beefy bassline with powerful melodic synths, the Nolan Gray version transforms the original into a festival weapon for this upcoming season. The remix is available for download here .

Major Lazer “Get Free” (Nolan Gray Remix) download


Major Lazer “Get Free” (Original) download


Bart B More Video!

WOW! What a killer show! Thanks all for coming out. Props to Tron Jeremy ( Nisus ( BART BMORE ( and of course Blasthaus in the highest. The photos from the night are up!

I edited together a highlights video from the night, with some killer tracks being dropped, and everybody going nuts!

Next up is Harvard Bass and Nadastrom at Mighty w/ Nisus and Sleazemore. Get your tickets here before they sell out!

<3 -vizibelle

theProjects First Release: Nisus Twistered EP!!

We are proud to announce that theProjects resident Nisus has released his first EP here on theProjects! Its an intricate EP with new sounds, fusing electronic dance music with techno, house and a little bit of distorted disco.

And be sure to come check out Nisus playing in San Francisco this THURSDAY at Mighty with JFK of MSTRKFRT, and this Saturday along with theProjects resident and contributor DJ White Mike with The Twelves at the Mezzanine. Show some Bay Area lovin!


The Twelves

The Twelves 2011 blasthaus mezzanine sf nisus white mike

When you hear the word “Brazilian,” the first image that comes to mind might not be a pair of disco djs/producers from Rio — especially given the duo’s apparent aversion to shaving. But despite this unfortunate fact, Brazilian performers The Twelves have emerged as one of the world’s premier electronic acts, being labeled “Rio de Janeiro’s answer to Daft Punk.”

Having remixed such artists as M.I.A., Groove Armada, La Roux, Radiohead, Fever Ray, Two Door Cinema, Metric and Daft Punk themselves, The Twelves (in their own words) “like to take tracks that don’t normally work on a club vibe and try and beef them up to a point that people can actually dance to them” (BBC Radio 1). The result has given them numerous Hype Machine #1 hits and a slot on Pete Tong’s famed “BBC Radio 1′s Essential Mix.

February 5th, The Twelves bring their electro-disco act to San Francisco’s Mezzanine, courtesy of friends of The Projects, Blasthaus. Advance tickets are available here for $16 and the show is expected to sell out.

(Live mix and more info after the jump…)

Merry Christmas!

It was somewhere in the middle of my adolescence that I began to question why one of our most oft-played Christmas songs involved a child bearing witness to his mother’s adultery. Especially baffling given my upbringing, was the child’s naive conclusion that his father would react with good humor after seeing his mommy “tickling” Santa Claus.

“Oh what a laugh it would have been
if Daddy had only seen”

Had this episode played out in my boyhood home, the room would likely erupt not with laughter but rather wild screaming and gun violence. How this would be different than other Christmases, I can’t really say.

So, in the spirit of non-traditional Christmas music, I present a small collection of holiday tunes that will likely never make the neighborhood carolers’ list and the best Christmas mix I’ve ever heard.

Merry Christmas from The Projects!

Bird Peterson Holiday Spectacular (right-click, save-as)

(tracklist and more mp3s after the jump)

DJ White Mike – Rub It In live mix

So, DJ Nisus asked me to put together a demo of “non-mainstream” tracks that he could pass along to some friends of his and the below mix was born. The mix was put together in two days recorded live off of Serato, and contains some of my favorite current house/techno tracks.

Check out the link below:

White Mike – Rub It In live mix by whitemikesf

White Mike

Solid Gold Jacuzzi feat. NACHO LOVERS & AMP LIVE

This Saturday at the Mezzanine we will be golden clad, celebrating Amp Live’s solo album release for Murder at the Disco. This party is going to be maaaagically delicious. Canadian duo Nacho Lovers from Fool’s Gold will be headlining, and the whole Solid Gold DJ crew will be spinning beats late into the night. This incredible ensemble of DJs have been holding it down in the electronic scene for the past two years bringing you the best gold music at every SGJ party; Sleazemore, Shane King, Swayzee, Eric Sharp and Morale. theProjects resident Nisus will be opening the evening up with a very special not to miss all hardware, live set. So you better get there early!

And as if that wasn’t enough incentive, there will be some truly amazing golden circus acts by none other than the amazing Vau De Vire Society as well as live golden teeshirt silkscreening by San Franpsycho. They will have shirts for sale or bring your own to have amazing golden graphics added to it! There will be live gold painting out back and don’t forget…live gold visuals by yours truly.

So come out and support the best party in SF, Solid Gold Jacuzzi!!

Deeper Promo Mix – May 2010 by Nacho Lovers

444 Jesse Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
10pm – close
$10 door

Nisus Caribou Remix oh my god

theProject’s own prolific producer NISUS has been hard at work cranking out remixes for your lovely ears to hear. Below is his remix of Caribou’s “Odessa”, off their new album Swim. The original Caribou track is pretty amazers to begin with (the whole album is really), and with the addition of some 808 style drums and a few BPM fluctuations here and there, Nisus’ edit is totally sick. I dig it.

Caribou “Odessa (Nisus Bootleg)” by Nisus

Also be sure to check out his most recent remix of MIA’s “Steppin Up”. It’s for the HARD LA/N.E.E.T. remix competition so be sure to click those hearts!

HARD LA – M.I.A – “Steppin’ Up (NISUS Blackflag refork)” by Nisus


Mark Ronson is a Genius

Can I say that? The guy is awesome, like weird Tiga shit awesome. And his new track “Bang Bang Bang”…is amazing. I so dig it. Soo soo soo good. Especially if you watch the Creators Project interview where Mark explains the process of making his new record. There are so many classic Mark Ronson tid bits and lines. Ive watched it like 6 times. Really. You can check it out here.