Much thanks to everybody who has shown support for my musical projects, this website, and most of all those of you who I’m fortunate enough to know on a more personal level as well. I’ve definitely tried to put a lot of hard-work into all these things that are important to me over the past year and the kind words and encouragement have made it all worthwhile.
I will do my best to keep building on the momentum everybody has given me as we move into 2011, look forward to some more regular / new exclusive podcasts appearing on this site beginning early next week, with some mixes from artists I appreciate as well as hopefully me getting off my rear and getting some more of my own mixes up here for you as well.
2011, more food, music, and good times await — looking forward to seeing you there!
Be sure to keep up with me not only here but also on Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr
PS: That shot is not from last night; it was a totally different event and I’m pretty sure that guy has no clue we took that round of photos.
Suffice it to say, when I launched the Brostep Forum a little over a year ago I did not expect it to be popular, well-received, and especially didn’t expect it to reach ‘meme status.’ Regardless, I’m glad it did – and, honestly, I’m glad the name aggravates people; that was kind of the idea from the get go. Its a perfectly eponymous name for an overly self-referencing style of music.
One of the most downloaded links on this site is the phenomenal Bloggariddims #21 Miles Davis mix from UK-based Grievous Angel. GA returns to his roots a bit more with a heavily garage oriented mix.
Download Grievous Angel MC Garage Mix
Grievous Angel [ Blog | Twitter ]
In the words of David Rodigan, “No Intro.”
Christmas comes a few days early with the latest Resident Advisor podcast from one of the top selectors of the year in Hessle Audio’s BenUFO. As standard, click over to Resident Advisor for the short interview always worth the read.
Click here to download (Direct Link)
Full tracklist beneath the fold, big look to ATL’s Kai Alce making an appearance on this with his FXHE released “Dirty South Dirt.”
Ahead of his 31-Jan release on UK based Orca Recordings, XI is giving away a new track titled ‘Nitelite.’ You may remember XI following our recent coverage of his excellent contribution to the HotFlush Podcast series.
Along with the release was sent along the following promo video titled ‘Sleepwalking – viewable beneath the fold.
Download the free release XI – Nitelite [via Mediafire]
Preview XI’s forthcoming release on Orca Recordings : ‘Gamma Rain/Medicate‘
According to an article on Resident Advisor this morning, Beatport’s Brad Roulier stands accused by another Denver nightclub owner of leveraging Beatport’s position to provide exclusive bookings in the Denver, CO area.
According to the article the two previously worked together in the promotional realm through 2007, before separating and starting rival clubs.
Surely there is more to this story than both sides have probably presented so far but it does provide some interesting room for discussion surrounding the rise of digital downloads, Beatport’s position in the electronic music scene, and questions surrounding a side of anti-trust policies that are 21st Century in origin.
Read the complete article from Resident Advisor here
With both [2562 and A Made Up Sound] I will try to stray from the path and see how far the audience is willing to come with me. I’m not there to spoil everyone’s evening, so I’m happy to play an all-house or all-bass set if it suits the occasion best. As long as it’s music I’m truly feeling. I will never compromise that. No DJ should.
I have been fortunate enough to catch Dave Huisman perform a DJ set as ’2562′ and I can promise you that like any of his releases, his work comes a long way from spoiling anybody’s evening. Even the bro-est of brosteppers stop in appreciation for the unique sounds coming from the Netherlands based producer.
Recently he has contributed a short interview and mix for URB Magazine. A stiff selection laden with originals from Huisman in addition to unreleased material from Boddika, Hessle Audio, and Falty DL. Full tracklist available beneath the fold.
Download URB x Fabric Presents: 2562 [via Mediafire]
An early Christmas gift from the crew over at Phish / LivePhish, as they have made selections from the 1993 and 1997 Worcestor, MA shows freely available for download, including the highly revered hour long ‘Runaway Jim’ from 11-29-1997.
This post speaks for itself, enjoy this brilliant high-fps glimpse of departing a train station. Credit to @mattdeco for sharing this with me via Twitter. Really digging the effect of depth perception as you pan by certain objects too.