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Major Lazer “Get Free” (Nolan Gray Remix)
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 […]

Bart B More Video!
Bart B More Video!

WOW! What a killer show! Thanks all for coming out. Props to Tron Jeremy (www.gottadancedirty.com) Nisus (www.nisusthemovement.com) BART BMORE (www.bartbmore.com) 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 […]

The Twelves
The Twelves Mezzanine Blasthaus White Mike Nisus february 2011

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 […]

DJ White Mike – Rub It In live mix
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 […]

DJ Neil Armstrong
DJ Neil Armstrong

As a DJ, over the years I’ve developed a few routines that I like to break out here and there to keep my sets interesting. Sometimes I do this thing where I’ll play the sample source and mix it into the song using the sample. I call it “Single City.” Other times I’ll loop a […]

Telephoned
Telephoned

There is a long history of ironic, white covers of popular hip-hop and R&B tracks — from Dynamite Hack singing “Boyz in the Hood” in golf sweaters and flip flops, to Little Boots’ recent melancholic cover of Kid Cudi’s “Day N Nite.” In general, these attempts range from the retarded to the horribly offensive — […]

RIP Guru

RIP to one of the greatest MCs of all time. What more can be said except that we lost a legend today. The Bay’s Matthew Africa last month put together a tribute mix to Gang Starr that today serves as a perfect memorial to one of hip hop’s greatest duos. This shit definitely takes me […]

Jokers of the Scene

When most Americans think of Ottawa, they picture the historic cholera outbreak of 1832 or the precise urban planning of Frenchman Jacques Greber. However, in addition to being recognized for these fascinating details, Canada’s capitol city supports a pretty solid little house scene. At the center of this lies Disorganized (now Frenzy), a monthly party […]

Thom Yorke x Atoms for Peace

Most people assume that using drugs you’ve found lying on a city sidewalk is a perfectly reasonable and safe thing to do. Thus, they’re often surprised when I tell them a story which reveals that perhaps, in some rare cases, found drugs are better left alone. It was the summer of 2003, the war in […]

Fake Blood x Boy 8 Bit

Everyone loves a good mystery, especially when that mystery is solved by a talking dog and a group of meddling kids. So in 2008 when some quality dance tracks (including the massive “Mars”) began appearing around the innertron produced by the then-unknown producer Fake Blood, there was active speculation in the dancenerd community as to […]

Pilooski

One of my favorites, French disco edit master Pilooski a month ago released a 12″ vinyl only single whose A-side was a house remake of Nora Dean’s “Angie La-La.” It’s titled simply “AAA” and it is a 9 minute early a.m. house epic. It wouldn’t hurt to be high for this one. Enjoy: Pilooski – […]

M.A.N.D.Y.

German production duo Patrick Bodmer & Philipp Jung, together known by the curiously effeminate label M.A.N.D.Y., gained fame in 2005 with their club hit “Body Language,” a collaboration with Booka Shade, with whom they also partnered in launching the Get Physical record label. Tomorrow night M.A.N.D.Y. visits SF, headlining a show at Paradise Lounge. Opening […]

Afrojack

Dutch DJ/Producer Afrojack has been on fire for the past year, steadily churning out bangers including cross-over hits produced for Major Lazer and Pitbull. Yesterday, he dropped this throwback acid house number, which is vaguely reminiscent of The Chemical Brothers during their raver hey-day. You can buy this and other Afrojack tracks here. Enjoy: Afrojack […]

Solo

So, then she said, “What’s your favorite position?” and I was like, “the fetal position.” And then we made out. Anyway, kind of a late pass on this one but I recently came across this EP by UK DJ Solo and it is pretty dope. UK Funky with shades of last year’s smash “Trompeta.” You […]

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Brooklyn Circus made a last minute announcement today regarding their regular hip hop & soul party at Yoshi’s (SF) Le Cirque and it doesn’t get much bigger. The party has been moved downstairs to the main performance venue and headlining will be none other than DJ Jazzy Jeff. Friend of The Projects King Most and […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

My first Valentine’s Day in San Francisco was spent at the now defunct “Club Neon” hosted at the now defunct Hush Hush on 14th and Guerrero. The Hush Hush had become a popular hang-out for my friends and I as it offered, among other things, a 25 cent PBR special every Friday night happy hour, […]

Morse Code

Former San Franciscan and now Southern Californian DJ Morse Code just released an indie dance mix today that should appeal to any fan of synths and disco basslines. I’ve managed to catch him live a number of times and his shit is generally sick. You can catch him February 20th at Medjool. Morse Code – […]

Stretch Armstrong

This weekend legendary hip hop turned house dj Stretch Armstrong pulls double duty, playing a pair of parties here in The City. First, Stretch headlines SF’s premier hipster rave Blow Up at The Rickshaw Stop, with support from regulars Richie Panic and Jeffrey Paradise. Saturday night, you can catch him playing 90′s pop hits at […]

French Fries

French Fries, the appropriately named French producer who scored a hit with his afro-beat single “Coconut” last year, has just released a new EP on Youngunz entitled “Arma.”  This time FF combines several current dance music trends and the resulting beats are perfect for any tech house or UK funky set.  Or just for folding […]

DJ Excel

Ol’ head DJ Excel of Philly’s Skratch Makaniks crew is one of those rare DJs that possesses both insane turntablist skills and the rare ability to rock any party. After regrettably missing Edan’s set last week at SOM’s Change the Beat party (which was apparently unbelievable), I’ve been rabidly devouring classic hip hop sets in […]

Mix of the Month

2010 is but a few weeks old and already we’ve seen the release of a number of really bangin’ mixes. My favorite thus far is a tech-house mix from D.C. duo Nadastrom. Originally posted as a promo mix for New York monthly Flashing Lights, which includes Fool’s Gold’s Nick Catchdubs, Night Shifter’s Jess Jubilee and […]

Idioma

It was about two years ago that a friend and I, suffering from some mid-20s angst, decided to rent a giant SUV, drive up to Point Reyes (pic above), get high on mushrooms and “figure things out.” One thing we figured out is that Point Reyes is extremely cold. Another lesson was that driving giant, […]

The xx

Oh hey, have you heard of these guys?? Okay well…. a couple new remixes have come out of late that you can add to your collection and they’re not bad. The first is a disco edit from Grand Theft — one half of Canada’s bottle service duo Team Canada. Second is a simple edit of […]

Shiny Toy Guns

LA-based and Grammy-nominated electropop act Shiny Toy Guns this past month released a remix album entitled “Girls Le Disko” that compiles the best of their remixes over the past few years, including reworkings by Boys Noize, Evol Intent and Kissy Sell Out, as well as trance names BT and Ferry Corsten. Nadastrom and Hervé have […]