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event photos dec.05

Flyers for events photographed in December 2005 appear below. A link to the associated photo album appears beneath that. 12.01.2005 Mixtape Thursdays featuring Field Experiment (cQuence & OE) The Hurricane Kansas City, MO photos by joe 12.02.2005 Frisky featuring Johnny Fiasco & Pat Nice Kabal Restaurant & Nightclub Kansas City, MO 12.02.2005 Two Heavy Fridays featuring DJ Two Heavy Empire Room Kansas City, MO 12.03.2005 Women of Reveal Fashion Model Search featuring Pete Bones, Paul DeMatteo & Ataxic Kabal Restaurant & Nightclub Kansas City, MO 12.05.2005 Mondays at the News Room featuring Arrythmia, with residents Jon NuSkool & Soul Savant News Room Kansas Cit, MO photos by joe 12.06.2005 PHATuesdays featuring DJ OE & Fool Balanca's Kansas City, MO photos by joe 12.09.2005 Green featuring Brent Crampton, DJ True, Jon NuSkool, wit

black liquid on decks

Originally, from London, Iheanyi (Ike) Ngwaba aka Blackliquid, came to Los Angeles armed with 16 years DJ experience and 12 years of production. His intention was to spend as much time with the best of the best talent in the United States writing, producing and DJing. After a quick six years, he accomplished that goal and established a solid reputation as a one of LA's best House DJs, Entertainers & Producers, playing right alongside of the biggest names in the industry. Only recently, he finished a remix for  DJ Colette's "Hypnotized"  and I had the rare opportunity to preview that track. It is definitely hot! It just so happens that this particular track has also been released on the new compilation CD, "Femme Fatales" . In addition,he has new EP, entitled "The BlackLiquid EP" that is very near release on  Magnify Music , though no date has been given. Just a few days before this publication, Blackliquid took a little bit of time out

shadowrunner december 2005 trance

November flew by fast and I hope you all are giving thanks for all that is great in your lives. Now that it is December it is definitely a time to be giving thanks. We can all be thankful that we have a scene that can cater to many different tastes, and very competent local dj's to help bring electronic music to the forefront. We can give thanks to the coolest people in the Midwest who spread the positive vibes and come to support their local electronic music scene. Last but not least, we need to thank the bars, venues, concert halls, proprietors, and politicians who support our local and regional scene. It is my hope that we can make the scene grow immensely in the next year. So, in this holiday season, I hope that we can find you all happy, prosperous, and loved. Many people lately have asked me how I keep in tune with the trance scene while being stuck here in the Midwest. After I give them the "The Midwest is so rockin, and you don't even know" sermon. I point

solaris december 2005 techno

Techno DJ and Producer Solaris is back again pushing the sounds to those in the world that need it most. These are some of his favorite tracks that have pushed their way into his mind this month. Always looking for a way to expand your horizons, in the techno world, check out these tracks and reviews. Goodfellas - Michael Burkat, Sven Wittekind - FELLAS008 A nice acid techno on the A side that is what I would find back in the day. The B side however, is right up my alley. This dark drum track makes life worth living again. I would even consider jumping in a Martian spaceship with some hand grenades if I was listening to this. Blipped Out – Pete North - BLIP005 A nice track here, not driving but something different and fresh. We like fresh, and this also has a funky melody and more of a house feel. The B side keeps the labels form that I know with more of a driving edge to it. A must pick for anyone worth their grain as a techno connoisseur . Infected – Permanent Damage - IN

brent crampton december 2005 house

Whether it be funky and deep, bompty and quirky, or just click-click beepy – this is your monthly house music source for what’s hot and churning on the dance floors at the moment. And with the Winter Music Conference just behind us, so many great choons are now on the market. Colette - Feelin Hypnotized remix by Blackliquid - white From the headlining DJ at the forthcoming four-year phocas anniversary party, Blackliquid out of LA was nice enough to treat me to his unreleased remix. Colette, who is internationally renowned for her live-vocal-DJ duo, released her full length album, Hypnotized, over the summer. Blackliquid does a remix of the mainstay song from the album with a breezy, crystalline air. With a synth-laden melody and a piano line reminiscent to BT's early work, Blackliquid takes more of the symphonic and classical approach to match Colette's classically-trained vocals. One more for the CDR collection! Matthew Bandy - Changing Directions - Coastline Recordings

get funk'd

Troy Gilmore ~ photo courtesy of  Blue Moon Productions ~  Nationally renowned for his truly innovative and creative sets, as well as his extremely sharp mixing skills, DJ MCB is quietly becoming a house hold name in the dance community, and behind the decks of dance clubs throughout the United States. MCB is revered by many as one of the most talented House DJ’s to come out of Arizona. His inept ability to master multiple aspects of house music and integrate them together, throughout his 12 years in the industry, is simply breathtaking. Whether he is spinning a very groovy/ sexy, “Deep House” mix, with a sprinkle of funk to a crowd of 200, or throwing down a slamming “Hard House” set with a touch of “Breaks”, to a crowd of 5000, MCB keeps the masses moving, and thirsting for more. His ability to master many styles has allowed him to develop his own style in a sense. Choosing not to be categorized as simply a “Deep House” or “Funky House” DJ but rather an artist with a universal fl


Betty Kang ~  Crosstown Rebels reach a milestone as they line-up the release of the label’s first artist album with Pier Bucci, an artist considered to be one of the Chilean holy trinity of techno along with Ricardo Villalobos & Luciano. Pier Bucci ‘Familia’ is already being talked about by the great and the good as quite possibly the electronic album of the year with its emotive, South American melodies juxtaposed against the intricate electronic micro-house leanings and minimal techno excursions. The album is at once trippy and beautiful and continues the cutting edge path that the Chileans have been forging from Berlin to Ibiza to the Americas. Two critically acclaimed EP’s already released with the Rebels, ‘Cinetico Andino’ and ‘Advanced Romance’ have both set the tone. Pier Bucci’s debut album was always going to be something special but nothing has prepared people for this. ‘Familia’ is a masterpiece from an artist at the very top of his game. Presented as a seamless pi

cease and desist

Justin Kleinfeld ~  Emerging producer / remixer / DJ Morgan Page makes history by self-releasing Cease and Desist, the first white-label house music album ever! The album features 100% unauthorized house music versions of popular tracks from artists including David Bowie, Esthero, Sam Phillips, The Kills, and Wax Poetic feat. Norah Jones. Each mix takes the original in a new direction: melting genres and blurring the lines between mainstream and underground appeal. From Coldplay’s funk laden "White Shadows," to the epic strings of Antone Dvorak’s "Symphony #9" Cease And Desist is bound to change a few minds about electronic music and garner a few friendly lawsuits in the process. A technically skilled producer / remixer, all of the album was produced using Pro-Tools in his studio in Silver Lake, Los Angeles with only one of the split tracks provided! In 1999, Morgan Page was working in college radio and remixed "Angels" by Wax Poetic feat. Norah Jo

balance 008

Betty Kang ~  The Balance series continues to evolve and always has the ability to deliver elements of surprise and intrigue with each release, none more so, than introducing the latest addition to it’s already impressive list of compilers, Desyn Masiello. Desyn is one of the very few DJ’s in recent years that has stood out and caught the ear of some of the worlds largest DJs (with Deep Dish, Sander Kleinenberg and Danny Howells nominating him as their 'future DJ Hero' in DJ Magazine's Top 100 poll). With many established DJs and newcomer DJs leaning towards a particular style and musical range many are pigeon holed into a 'genre' of music. Desyn, however, has managed to establish his own sound that crosses boundaries and makes difficult to categorize. Desyn incorporates house classics, deep, tech, funky and progressive in his sets. His musical taste takes inspiration from everything and anything that he feels. "I listen and take inspiration from almost a

aol music dj sessions

Betty Kang ~ New York, NY - In a digital showcase for world renowned DJ, John Digweed, AOL Music and INgrooves have teamed up to release a their first album featuring mixes from his exclusive AOL Music DJ Sessions set that will only be available for sale online. AOL Music debuted the album on Monday, November 14 in a full Listening Party - giving fans the opportunity to hear it in its entirety at Then beginning on Tuesday, November 15, fans could purchase AOL Music DJ Sessions: Mixed by John Digweed exclusively from Apple’s iTunes Music Store. In December, fans will be able to visit other online outlets including AOL Music Now and others to purchase the digital album. Recorded in September of 2005, AOL Music DJ Sessions: Mixed by John Digweed is comprised entirely of recordings from Digweed’s own progressive house label, Bedrock. The release of AOL Music DJ Sessions: Mixed by John Digweed marks the first time AOL Music and INgrooves have partnered to produce and m

bill patrick gourmet

Jennifer Danko ~  photo courtesy of Industry88 ~   Chicago - Bill Patrick (112 Crew, Robots, Made/New York City) has joined the elite roster of international electronic music talent on Gourmet Bookings, a Chicago-based DJ booking agency. Patrick is already no stranger to global stardom. He an DJs Nick AC and Dennis Rodgers currently make up ROBOTS, a techno collaboration hosting one of New York City’s most successful, weekly club events. Since 2004, the resident trio has hosted the likes of Matthew Dear, Magda and Sven Vath, to name a few. Showcasing a flawlessly blended brand of electro, minimal house and techno, Patrick continues rise to the top of an increasingly crowded underground electronic music scene. Additionally, the trio took their weekly parties one step further and recently launched an Internet radio show broadcast live on every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. The aptly titled RobotsRadio includes live performances, interviews and promotional giveawa

stickin with madtizzy

Shelli Andranigian ~ New York, NY - November 2, 2005-- Veteran producer/remixer/DJ Mike Cruz, whose remixes and productions have topped the Billboard dance charts, has retained New-York-based Madtizzy Productions, Inc. and George Dellinger for management. Cruz's two-CD set, Arrival, was released in September on Live/Music Plant. Renowned DJ Junior Vasquez has high praise for Cruz. “Mike Cruz is one of the most up-and-coming remixers on the scene today," he said. "He’s remixed two Jason Walker singles and Deepa Soul’s “As I Am” for Junior Vasquez Music. His mix of “As I Am” is definitely the BEST of the bunch.” Already well known globally for his trademark house-fusion sound, Cruz has been DJing for over a dozen years in both the U.S. and abroad. He had quite a year in 2005, with six remixes including Deepa Soul's "As I Am" and one production topping the dance chart along with two more of his remixes in the Top 10. Cruz has had a total of 13 #1's a

viva recordings

Justin Kleinfeld ~ World-leading DJ / music artist Steve Lawler has announced radical new plans for 2006, with his landmark decision to launch his new record label only online. Steve Lawler is to close down his physical Harlem Records, Harlem Trax and Harlem Electric imprints to make way for Viva Recordings – only online. Viva is Steve’s latest musical venture – the name of his hot new night on the new Space terrace in Ibiza every Thursday. Lawler’s Viva label will launch in January 2006, and he’s currently in negotiation with two major online organizations. “This is the way forward for me as a record label. Times are changing so quickly, and I want to start 2006 by leading the way with how people receive and enjoy the music I release. I am excited by the proposition of only being online, which is where a lot of my music buying audience tend to live. The technology is now good enough for the sound quality to work for DJs, and I see this as a step forward to position the label at

pacha nyc

Betty Kang ~ New York City, NY – November 17, 2005 – World-renowned lifestyle brand Pacha is teaming up with DJ/producer Erick Morillo to launch Pacha in New York City this fall. The newest member of the international nightlife consortium will be the first North American branch of the club. Pacha was founded by Ricardo Urgell in 1967 with a single club in Sitges, Spain. The family-run business has since grown into a global brand that encompasses more than 25 nightclubs, restaurants, a hotel, a record label, a radio station, a bilingual lifestyle magazine and a full-scale merchandising division built around their recognizable cherry logo. This year, they entered the resort industry with Isla de Pacha, a private island off the coast of Brazil. “After 36 years and 25 nightclubs, it has been the dream of Pacha to host a New York venue. We believe New York is the spiritual home of discos and nightclubs and we are happy to be a part of its great history.” says Pacha brand director Da

murk mansion

Justin Kleinfeld ~ Miami - November 28, 2005 - Miami house music legends Murk (AKA Oscar G. and Ralph Falcon) are pleased to announce the launch of their new residency at South Beach super club Mansion. This new residency marks the first time ever that Oscar G. and Ralph Falcon will hold a Miami residency under their acclaimed Murk name. Although Oscar G. and Ralph Falcon both hold their own residencies at separate Miami clubs (Oscar is a monthly resident at Space, while Ralph takes to the decks monthly at Crobar), they have never before shared the stage as Murk. Uniting as one, Murk is about to prove once again why they are the dominant force behind Miami’s dance music scene. Commencing on Sunday, December 4, 2005 and following each Sunday night thereafter, the Miami dance music community will experience Murk - the residency. This landmark weekly event will be known as “Made In Miami” and is presented by respected Miami promoter Biz Martinez and Murk Records label manager David

spree & adb

an Interview ~  intro by Brent Crampton ~ interview by MC ADB ~ photo courtesy of Spree DJ potluck and Spree passing out ear-wax marshmallows. Sumptuous salad from Slick-Cell, a splash of DJ Blac's finest jungle juice, a healthy portion of Jeff Hunter's breaks, a generous dollop of Spree & ADB with a dessert topping of Lunatik's sweetest electro beats. No, this isn't a DJ potluck, but Flatline and ADB production's latest event, Gobble Gobble took place on Nov. 25th at the Mile-Away-Hall-Deuces Bar in Crescent, Iowa (just outside of Omaha), this post-Thanksgiving event dished up everything but the leftovers. ADB took the time to interview his long-time colleague, Spree. Spree, I firstly want to thank you for taking the time to sit down and chat about yourself and your life as a word renowned Hardcore DJ. After 8 years of DJ’ing you are still here, and there is still a major demand for DJ Spree, how does that make you feel? Pretty surprised actually