Posts Tagged ‘DJ’

Rad Sauce!

August 25, 2010

Rad Sauce is a great website dedicated to experimental beats, great mixes and up to date general music culture. Created by Grant Thomas, a Perth local living in the UK- he is a regular records scavenger and an amazing DJ (formerly known as DJ Jeeves). He knows his music well, has great style and is way friendly! Some of my personal favourite mixes he’s made are great chilled out dubstep.

Rad Sauce is a blog dedicated to “saucing” experimental, wonky and bassline driven beats including but definitely not limited to Dubstep, Hip Hop, Trip Hop, Wonky, Future Beat, Glitch Hop, Step-no, 2 Step, Garage, Grime, Techno, IDM and everything in between. Updated weekly with the latest tracks, albums, club nights and general music culture.

A highly recommended website to bookmark and check regularly!

Link:
Rad Sauce

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The Bloody Beetroots

July 30, 2009

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Bloody Beetroots i’m sure most of you would have heard of after seeing them live in Perth earlier this month. The Italian duo- Bobby Rifo & Tommy Tea- usually perform with their trademark masks but it doesn’t stop them from getting the crowd dancing! They describe themselves as “the bastard son of the Misfits and Daft Punk” and I’d have to agree- listening to them would make you want to do a mix between crazy ass rocking out in a mosh pit and dancing in a way that may not actually be classed as dancing? Either way ever since they started pouring remixes in January 2007, increasing amounts of people have been downloading their shiz like crazy. Clearly their most listened to song of the moment is “warp”- have a look down below:

ROMBORAMA is the album to look out for.
I dare you to listen to it right now- in fact I double dare ya!

Links:
Bloody Beetroots MySpace
Bloody Beetroots Facebook

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Digital Mind

July 3, 2009

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These talented 16 year old Perthians have come up with their own successful DJ company type thing. If you’re ever after decent party music- just contact these guys!! They have good dance-able song choices, smooth skills and and easy-going personalities =oD

How did you come up with the name?
There’s no big story behind it really. We just knew it had to be simple, represent what music we play & our style as well as being easy to remember. I just came about by playing around with words until Digital Mind was finally born!

Tell me a little about yourselves:
Well, Absolute’s real name is Simon Willsher, he’s 16 & born and bred in Melbourne. After that he moved around the globe, even living up in Canada, before settling down in Perth in 1998. Equipt’s real name is Jack Burton, he’s 16 as well and was born in Perth and has lived here ever since. We both used to go to the same primary school, but back then we didn’t know each other. It wasn’t until we hit high school that we met and started making music, influenced by hip hop, graffiti and the local happening’s.

What did you guys do before the group started?
About 10 months ago, Absolute was already playing gigs, and just getting Equipt into DJing. We both started off heading down the ‘battle dj’ kinda of path. We still cut & beat juggle from time to time and those skills really helped with the mixing and party side of Djing.

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
To name just one would be impossible! We listen to TONNES of tracks every week. Just to name a few;

Tear The Club Up – Tittsworth
Infinity 2008 (Klaas Remix) – Guru Josh Project
Day ‘N’ Nite (Crookers Remix) – Kid Cudi
Bounce – MSTRKRFT (Feat. N.O.R.E)

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
The MacBook 🙂

What important lesson have you learnt from being in a group?
Teamwork is king.

Does being in a music group help in picking up girls/boys?
It definitely does.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a set?
Hmmm… to name just one?? aha.. Well with everything these days in music being digital, there’s bound to always be some technical glitches. One party we played at, we we’re mixing two songs, and all of the sudden, the music cuts and this crazyily high pitched noise comes out of nowhere! It almost blew the speakers and definately left some people with their ears ringing. Luckily it stopped after a few seconds and the show went on.

Have a listen to the type of stuff they play and if it’s exactly what you’re after- all their details are available on MySpace.
Keep a look out for these guys- I’ll be putting up a mix from them in the near future! But for the meantime you can stream “Everybody’s Infinity” from their MySpace site.

Links:
Digital Mind MySpace
Email- digitalmindperth@gmail.com

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Muv’s Mix

June 28, 2009

Hope you guys haven’t forgotten already about MUV aka. Chris the local Perth DJ. He’s made up a little something for everyone!

“Hey guys

heres the link to a bootleg i did yesterday

3oh!3 – Don’t trust me vs The proxy (Muv’s Bootleg Mix)

Enjoy”

Muv

June 5, 2009

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Chris Muvceski is one awesome DJ who seems to be on his way up, soon to be playing with Hickey (Daniel Dalton). I suggest everyone remember the name! He plays really good beats with awesome heavy bass which I know a lot of you out there are loving.

Check out the interview:
How did you come up with the name?
My last name is Muvceski and my mates started to call me Muv in highschool.

Tell me a little about yourself?
My name is Chris, I’m 21. And I live pretty close to Perth CBD on the exquisite Beaufort St. I’m originally from Sydney; I chose to come back to Perth to make a name for myself here and try to get Perth on the map.

What did you do before the starting?
I was going to school

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Close to 8 years ago I got into making NRG music, and it sort of took off from there. Thank fuck that I’m not doing that anymore, but in the same sense I’m happy it got me on the path that it did. I was actually a very shit DJ/Producer until 2007 then for some reason things just started clicking.

I wouldn’t say it was hard things just pan out along the journey.

Any big plans for the near future?
Yes, very big plans! In my attempt to get Perth on the map in the next two/three months I’ll be starting a record label called Kamche Rec. But I can’t tell you anymore at this point, so stay tuned!

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Hmm I’m going to put a few:

Zombie Disco Squad vs Swedish House Mafia – Leave the dance behind.
Tiga – What you need (Proxy Remix)
Laidback Luke – Generation Noise (Riva Star Rechunk)

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Blow dryer

What have you learnt from doing what you do?
Hmm Don’t stop till you get where you want to be.

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
Super Kent

Has your music helped in picking up girls/boys?
Yeah you could definitely say so.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
My first gig I did was back to back and anyway prior to leaving my house the other half of the duo was like “hey we don’t have to bring headphones they have some there” and i was like… “i’m pretty sure we have to bring headphones man every dj brings their own headphones”… somehow he convinced me that we didn’t have to bring headphones. by the time we got there i think 10 or 15 mins before set time we found that there was no headphones in the booth, and nothing looks worse then going up to bar managers and promoters asking them if they have some spare headphones! haha valuable lesson learnt.

Be sure to catch MUV playing at Shape on July 4th!! Plus download Muv’s Mini Mix!!!

Links:
Muv MySpace

Fake Blood

January 21, 2009

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Right I gotta say I haven’t stopped playing “Mars” non-stop in like a few weeks now. Even the Cite Crew (especially my manager) can’t stop dancing around the store to it! It’s got awesome bass and awesome beats and awesome everything you can’t help but go crazy dancing!

Fake Blood is The Black Ghost’s Theo Keating in his DJ/Remixer/Producer form. If you take a look at any awesome mixtapes or decent remixes- once in a while you will see in brackets (FAKE BLOOD REMIX). Here’s a list of a small amount of the remixes under Fake Blood just to get you guys started. (ps- I’ve linked some music up so it’s available for download, shhh)

Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2007 )
The Black Ghosts – Any Way You Choose to Give It (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2007 )
Bonde do Rolê – Marina Gasolina (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2007 )
The Count and Sinden feat. Kid Sister – Beeper (Fake Blood Remix) (2007)
Little Boots – Stuck on Repeat (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2008 )
Underworld – Ring Road (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2008 )
UNKLE – Restless (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2008 )
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – Look for the Woman (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2008 )
South Rakkas Crew – Mad Again (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2008 )
The Kills – Cheap and Cheerful (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2008 )
Hot Chip – Touch Too Much (Fake Blood Remix) ( 2008 )
Mars- Fake Blood

Links:
Fake Blood MySpace

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Curtis Vodka

June 20, 2008

You want some funky chilled out music to listen to? Have a listen to Curtis Vodka- the DJ/Producer. He creates a lot of laid back 80’s grooving music which is great to listen to anytime.

How did you come up with the name?
I was sick of the other names I had and so I wanted a name that sounded more like an actual name rather then some weird obvious made up name. Curtis Vodka seemed to work out!

Tell me your A/S/L?
I will be 22 in a few weeks (JUNE 28TH)
I am a MALE
My location… I don’t really have one I guess? Though, I am an Alaskan citizen.

What did you do before the starting?
I use to produce rap beats under the name The Black Rolex.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
I made a horrible terrible remix and it blew up and I had my 15 minutes of fame.

Any big plans for the near future?
Releasing some music soon and I plan to move to L.A. at some point.

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Quiet Village’s “Can’t Be Beat”

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
My Cellphone.

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
Noppppe.

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
Yes, A lot of them. So much that now I have a serious Girlfriend and so I’ve made sure the girl thing has stopped.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
Yes. I was once playing in Denmark and I played nothing but Juke and the crowd boo’ed me off! It sucked and I felt like shit. But, oh well.

The second link is good for any DJ’s out there who likes to experiment with tracks- they’ve uploaded tracks onto that website only for a limited time so you can create some of your own groovy tunes!

Links:
Curtis Vodka Myspace
Curtis Vodka Music
Curtis Vodka Site

Miami Horror

June 8, 2008

Miami Horror is one of the dj/producers with quality music and talent that’s become increasingly popular recently. Especially with the new Sweat It Out compilation mix that’s hit the stores and the tour around Australia coming up!

How did you come up with the name?
It was a combination of things. It was something I decided on but then changed my mind quickly however things took off before anyone could come up with a something better. Apparently people like it though, so it depends how you see it. It fits the image really well and more may be revealed about it within the album.

Tell me a little about yourself? (so I can stalk you)
I’m Benjamin, from Eltham Victoria. 21yr old. But you wouldn’t find me if you tried.

What did you do before the group started?
I studied films, the others studied graphic design, psychology and genetics.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
I’d been making basic tracks for 3/4 years as a hobby and then I started to lift my game, next thing the tracks I did for GBGG tracks were on blogs and then Miami Horror. It was very easy but thought out over a few years. There are alot of young artists that have made their first or second tracks who successfully try to get it on blogs to get feedback. So although now its easy for alot of people to get their stuff out there whether its actually quality or crap, there seems to be an overall lower standard and suddenly new music becomes devalued.

Any big plans for the near future?
A very exciting album after the EP. The EP out mid year, Album ready by end of this year with a few preview singles before hand.

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Music is Magic by Silverstar

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
No, I just call it by its real name, dildo.

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
Yes girls. But Im too picky for it to be of much use and the other guys have girlfriends.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
Once I was djing and I accidentaly pressed cue instead of play while mixing, consequently I had to hold it until through the whole song as I mixed in the other song with one hand. The others were watching and laughing, then next thing I know this girl pulled my pants down and I had to leave them down while I mixed. But I didn’t mind, because everyone just found out that the rumors and true.

Well the EP and Album is something to look forward to, but there’s still a few bits and pieces of his that are floating around.
Such as this list of remixes:
This Heart Attack – FAKER (EMI)’
Winona – Totally Michael (Iheartcomix)
I can Cook – Grafton Primary
Mr Ice Cream- Soft Tigers (Below Par)
Five Feet of Snow – The Dirty Secrets
Road to Recovery- Midnight Juggernauts
Exiled – Codebreaker
Music Sounds better -Stardust
Walking with a ghost – Tegan and Sarah

Miami Horror is responsible for the amazing mix of awesome songs created in Disc 2 of the Sweat It Out Album:
Happy Rabbit- Breakbot
Ready For The Floor- Hot Chip
Fa Fa Fa- Datarock
Aurora- Alex Gopher
Must Be A Devil- Diplo
Disco House- Gameboy/Gamegirl
Hold On- Holy Ghost
I Wanna Rock U- Farley Jackmaster Vs. Giorgio Moroder
Classic Cliche- Elektrons Feat. Mpho Skeef/Lady Tigra
11H30- Danger
Y-O-A- Theater Of Disco Vs. The Twelves
I Can Cook- Grafton Primary
No More Long Tears- Matt & Kim
Kept Low (Cut Copy Remix)- Mercy Arms
Party Machini- Kim
Music Is Magic- Silverstar
Dr Funk- Sidechains
This Mess- Wolf & Cub
Bad Girls- Donna Summer
Nine Lives- Midnight Juggernauts
Our Adventure- Menowah
So Electric- Lifelike

Definitely buy the compilation album and it’s great music for all occasions (even studying- believe me!). And check out the links to listen to more awesome creations!

Links:
Miami Horror MySpace

DJ Jeeves Live

May 29, 2008

DJ Jeeves has finally got some evidence of his skills on the net!
He’s got a recording of his DJ set at Shape from the Daft Punk Tribute gig. I’ve heard only great things from the people that went there so for those of you who missed out, here’s a message from DJ Jeeves:

Hey Kiddies, I finally got around to recording a copy of my mix from Shape a few weeks ago. So if u were sitting at home with the flu rugged up in your mittens and couldn’t make it down. Now you can.

And for those of you who did go, click on the link and re-live the awesome night!
Again- his details are available to Perthians who wanna have an awesome night with awesome friends and awesome party music and soak up each other’s awesomeness.

Links:
Mr. Jeeves – Video Killed the Blog Star (mixtape)
DJ Jeeves Myspace
DJ Jeeves Facebook

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Oh Snap!!

May 25, 2008

This guy may look average, but his personality and music is far from it. Oh Snap!! is a mixture of genres, blurring the lines between entertaining happy rap, electro and DJ sets.

“If there was only one word to describe OH SNAP!!, excluding all words SNAP!! can’t spell or understand, the word would he HAPPY. OH SNAP!!’s mission in life is to make people happy while partying their collective bootays off. OH SNAP!!’s hobbies include: being fresh, keeping it real, poppin’ AND lockin’, hustlin’, and writing haikus.” (From his myspace)

His answers to the interview is another funn and entertaining one!

How did you come up with the name?
I was trying to censor myself from saying Oh Shit! when something was good or crazy, like oh shit! that’s a lot of money! No seriously though, I used to say Oh Snap a lot when I was younger and I thought it was appropriate because I’m bringing back some old school type raps over new dance music…

Tell me a little about yourself?
My name is OH SNAP!! and I’m 31 years old… I’m from a small country town in Maryland near Baltimore, though I grew up closer to Washington DC…

What did you do before you started?
I think I’ve always been OH SNAP!!, I just finally took the name… I’ve always rapped since I was 14, but I used to be more of a gangster rapper, but it never really fit who I was… I like to make people laugh and have a good time and it’s hard to work that in to raps about guns and selling crack…

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Music is a grind so it’s always hard, but it’s a passion so I stick it out like everyone else. I Started the OH SNAP!! project last December by making some beats then going and recording a few songs. Since then it’s just grown…

Any big plans for the near future?
I have an EP coming out on Sweat It Out! On July 12 called Mad Wow Disease. It’s going to feature a ton of dope remixes, etc… I am supposed to come to Australia for tour later this year and I will be guest performing with my homie, DJ Bald Eagle at a festival in the US called Lollapalooza on August 2…

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Rosanna by Toto

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Wow… well, being a Buddhist, I’m supposed to function without material objects, but if I had to choose one, it would be my MacBook… I use it for everything…

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
MacDaddy

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
Been married for 5 years so probably not as much as say a single artist… I manage a singer/songwriter named John Neilson and it definitely works for him…

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
I got heckled once in Chicago. This dude that was all messed up on several things just walked up to me and started talking to me in the middle of a song… It was really odd, but of course, I then dedicated that song to him.

On his myspace page you can have a listen to all his songs, and there are also links that leads you to more of his mixes that you can listen to online. Alternatively – as he said he is featured in a new CD “Sweat It Out” compilation album volume 1 mixed by Ajax and Miami Horror, available CHEAP at JB hifi (where else!). So whatchu waitin’ for…?!

Links:
Oh Snap!! Myspace