Category Archives: Events

Posts related to various music and cultural events, including but not limited to the metropolitan Atlanta area

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The Absurdity of “EDM Promotion”

Our good friends over at Infernal Techno proverbially “went in” in this well written post about Atlanta’s self-inflicted inability to take it’s electronic music scene seriously.

Atlanta is undeniably a music town, and will likely always have a legacy as such but everybody here halfway affiliated with the electronic music scene will attest to a widespread inability to take anything seriously. That being said, I am certain the sentiments raised below are specific to my city alone.

I shouldn’t be paraphrasing here so read for yourself:

Atlanta Dance Music Promoters Are More Irrelevant Than The Crowds They Draw

Without even realizing it, Atlanta promoters single out their crowds, shame their ignorance on musicians and tell them there’s no better place in the city than their parties. This sort of backhanded welcome is embraced by more than just a few promoters; it seems to be an adopted form of advertisement. I don’t know about you, but when I’m told I’ve been sleeping under a rock because I don’t know who Johnny Digital is from Nowhere, USA, I have a lesser interest in finding out.

Trayvon Tweets – Statistically Speaking

Trayvon Hashtag MohawkUnderstandably, the George Zimmerman trial received a lot of national attention. As a result, the national conversation quickly became focused on issues of racism, southern identity, and the long-term effects of the acquittal of the accused.

As we are quickly learning in the information age, things are not always as they are presented.

Floatingsheep recently compiled statistical data around the trial, drawing interesting conclusions.

The lifespan of these events in our emotional and internet world is short.

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All it took was a good night’s rest before everybody jumped back to their normal twitter behaviors, much to the chagrin of Anthony Weiner and a handful of others involved in current events that are not even worth our time.

The South is not as racist as you perceive.

#JusticeForTrayvon Map

Looking at the density of #JusticeForTrayvon tweets across a map of the United States across a two-week period, it doesn’t appear anybody west of the Mississippi perceived an injustice throughout the trial (with the exception of California, which I will attribute to the still salient shooting of Oscar Grant instead of assuming liberal bias.)

Tweeting for Trayvon [via FloatingSheep]

Woodlawn Sweat 1.1

Woodlawn – Sweat 1.1

An new name for one of Atlanta’s less-hyped but undoubtably diverse selectors, Woodlawn. Having previously contributed mixes to Percussion Lab, and his own Heat ATL as Inferno is no stranger behind a set of decks.

After taking most of 2012 off from focusing solely on music, he returns as Woodlawn with this mix announcing his upcoming Sweat Collective, additionally appearing at the Atlanta monthly Hunger, and will be playing again in January at Detroit’s TV Lounge alongside Helix, Simple, and Taylor Hawkins

http://soundcloud.com/inferno/sweat-v1-1

Wheez-ie Christmas EP

Wheez-ie Wish You A Merry Christmas

To get you hype for the holiday season, fast-rising artist Wheez-ie is giving away two free tunes. The Houston-bred, Boston-based artist has been covered on icnt.mx previously, most notably highlighting Wheez-ie’s Embassy Recordings EP, and podcast for Hot Mom USA.

The accolades are not limited to our site; today’s free release has caught the attention of Fact Magazine, and additionally helped cement Wheez-ie’s place in Trouble & Bass’ best of 2012.

Atlanta readers, mark your calendar for this Saturday the 22nd, when Wheez-ie brings his DJ prowess back to Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta Village. Click here for more info on Saturday’s show featuring support from myself and E-Walk.

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Moogfest 2012 Recap

Moog Music Inc. (Media Room)After having to miss last years Moogfest due to some logistical confusion, I was fortunate enough to be able to make the trip this year to catch Day 1 of the annual Asheville, NC music festival, as well as catching a glimpse of the Moog Music Inc. factory before heading back to Atlanta.

More info beneath the fold, also be sure to check out the Moogfest Photo Gallery

Update: NPR Music has made a number of performances from Moogfest 2012 available for download, be sure to check their recordings of Andy Stott, Ana Sia, Disclosure, Richie Hawtin, and Morton Subotnick

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Theophilus London in ATL

In an effort to show off the new Nokia Music streaming music service for Nokia phones, the company recently held a music event featuring Theophilus London at Atlanta’s The Soundtable. A fun-filled evening that featured surprise appearances from Atlanta rappers Usher, and Shawty Lo as well as an opening set from local DJ Speakerfoxx and former Three 6 Mafia lyricist Gangsta Boo.

Check below for more info about the event and my first impressions of the Nokia Music service
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Theophilus London – Oct 4 – Free @ Space 2

The soundTableIn preparation for the launch of Nokia Music, the company’s foray into steaming music, they will be offering a free show Thursday Oct 4, at Space2 located next to The Soundtable in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward district.

The show, headlined by Theophilus London is free to attend by catching the information on the Nokia Music US Tour Page

Come join us tomorrow evening at Soundtable/Space2 for what will be an exciting, and intimate show at Space2, and in the meantime, be sure to check out the no sign-up / no subscription streaming service offered from Nokia Music

DoubleStack @ Hunger ATL 7 (Mix)

Hunger ATL 7 (Shortstack b2b Double Nil)Recently I had the pleasure of sharing a b2b set alongside longtime Atlanta DJ and friend Double Nil for the Hunger ATL monthly at 529 in EAV. All over the map on this one as we go from house, a brief visit of dubstep, and a handful of rap/trap/whatever the name for southern influenced rap is this week.

Double Nil, alongside Mayhem, host of Service, a weekly event in Atlanta at the Soundtable  highlighting the headier side of 130-140bpm music paired with dinner specials from the kitchen of one of the nation’s more highly regarded gastropubs. Obviously a match made in heaven for me.

Check beneath the fold to stream and download our live set from Hunger, sorry I don’t have a tracklist for this one at the moment but will try and pull one together soon.
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