Showing posts from July, 2005

event photos jul.05

Flyers for events photographed in November 2005 appear below.   A link to the associated photo album appears beneath that. 07.01.2005 Frisky featuring Raoul Belmans and Luke Sardello Kabal Restaurant & Nightclub Kansas City, MO photos by shaun 07.02.2005 Bang 5 featuirng Outside Tent - DJ Muggs, Josh Wink, Aaron Liberator, Scott Henry, Anabolic Frolic, DJ Tatiana, and DJ Moon  /  Main Room - D.A.V.E. The Drummer, DJ Micro, D:Fuse, Frankie Bones, Superstar DJ Keoki, Michael Myers, and Prophet  /  House Room - Miles Maeda, Pete Moss, DJ Heather, Ken from E.C.B., John Trepp, Future Funk, and J Leroy  /  Jungle Room - DJ Starscream, Shimon, Marcus Intalex, Welcome to the Violence Tour featuring Hive and Gridlock, Swarm featuring Mason and DStar along with Thrust, Force, Gogo 13, Shaded Intelect, and MCs Armanni, Sharpness, Illy MC, and Crash Overide  /  Hardcord Room - Rob Gee, Lenny Dee, Delta 9, Venom, Einstein, DJ Sanz One vs The Manchild, C.O

shadowrunner on decks

Shadowrunner ~ on decks ~ july 2005 issue ~ by Phocas.Net on Mixcloud by Jay ~ In 1989, Shadowrunner awoke to a new rhythm of life found in late nights, all types of different souls and redemption in the dark pulsating arenas of clubs and house parties. Strange new experiences made him more aware of the power of music and how it affects the intellect and alters emotions. This was the start of a long artistic journey of one man for a life in the electronic music culture. Pizzazz dance club, and later The Power Plant in Lawrence, KS was his first experience working lighting and sound. From August of 89 to February 91, he did lighting for the clubs and house parties as well as started to learn the technical aspects of spinning. These jobs taught him the valuable lesson of creating enjoyable atmospheres with minimal lighting and varied styles of electronic music. It was easy to be accepted into this new group of people, living with the music and being responsibl

solaris july 2005 techno

Solaris ~ 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. Blipped Out – Unknown - BLIP004 I feel like after waking up I just had my cup of java. To bad the coffee was laced with angel dust, cause nuttin' got me up and goin' like this track. Hard and minimal just like your local pusher/pimp likes it. Just don’t try to sell it to him you’ll be invading his turf. Schranz – Unknown - SCHRANZ028 The time of hard techno is here! This single side sisters of mercy remix is by far a go getter! What can I say the second pick and I already have a need for some blood pressure medication. Even a good pacemaker to make sure that my roommate can weather out this one! Carnage - Darc Marc vs. Andreas Kremer - CARNAGE11 You know all t

shadowrunner july 2005 trance

DJ Shadowrunner  ~ With over fifteen years experience in the local and regional electronic music scene, DJ Shadowrunner has been a promoter, producer, DJ , as well as, provider of sound and lighting for clubs and events. Through the years he has gained quite the ear for the music that will inspire and move the crowds. Check out his monthly picks in the genre of Trance, and enjoy the music of the night. Orchid - Space Design - Silver Planet - SILVER068X This new three track offering from Orchid has its' own distinctive flight plans for each track. 1. Atmospheric, soft sensual floating pads and melodic keys whisk you through cirrus clouds as echoed breaks signify your eminent gentle decent back to the dance floor. 2. Sub-orbital, a more powerful progressive breaks hovers in between the two levels with much of the same that fueled the first track. 3. Orbital, this one has the 4/4 proggy energy to go higher and faster, and as you break your ascent into the heavens arpeggiated synths

svs july 2005 jungle-dnb

Originally from Long Island, NY, SVS has been playing around in Kansas City since mid-2000, playing different types of music over that time and finally settling on Jungle & DnB and pushing the limits of that since. Here's his picks for the month! Bad Company Presents: Bad Taste LP: Promo: Bad Company BCP007LP This is an amazing 4 pack with artist like Noisia, The Upbeats, Body & Soul, Teebee, & Chase. The LP is jam packed with BC bass lines and is definitely more geared for the darker crowd. The show stealer of this pack has to be State of Mind's 'Different Strokes'. Be on the look out for this sometime in July. Adam F Presents: Drum & Bass Warfare LP: Kaoss Recordings: KAOS001LP This LP by far does not sell short. With works and remixes Dillinja, Mickey Finn, & J Majik you'd think that would be enough. Add some of the top rap artist such as Capone & Noreaga, Pharoahe Monch, even one by M.O.P. and it's no wonder this double pack is

crampton july 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. Fred Everything – Area DJ 2005 Smartbar: June – 2020Vision/Lazy Days Courtesy of Brad Owen of Smartbar, I was passed some Smartbar exclusive cuts. As Owen described to me, they’ll get tracks from various DJs that play in the internationally recognized house club in Chicago, so they’ll press them to vinyl and pass them out as give-aways. With two Fred Everything cuts, this plate hosts smooth melodies, grooving percussion and round-about base lines. “That thang” has Heather’s sexy spoken word vocal sampled throughout the track with jazz keys. Side B hosts the “Friday” track that recently has been gaining much acclaim. This time though, it’s the Lazy Dub version. With the same funky guitar riff and base line, you

rj bass july 2005 breakbeats

Ok all you bass heads, its that time again for your monthly dose of breaks reviews and this month I decided to go a bit further then just your ordinary singles reviews. This month and in future months I will not only be reviewing a few hot singles for the dj's out there, but also other breaks genre topics such as radio shows, events, mix cd's, web-sites etc. The breaks community is an extremely large one that extends all across the globe and encompasses many different styles going all the way back to the late 50's and early 60's with early funk and the roots of hip-hop which would later evolve into the various forms of music we now call break beats. So it really isn't fair to just sit back and write reviews for a few singles that truly only represent a very narrow portion of what breakbeat truly is. So with that in mind, here we go. The Flash Mash - Sirius Satellite Radio - Every Saturday night from 6-9pm Eastern USA - Channel 61, Boombox, The Home of the Breaks

balance 007 album release tour

Betty Kang, PlexiPR ~ Fresh off the heels of his new mix album Balance007, a 3xCD and 2x12" vinyl album from the acclaimed Balance CD series from Australia's EQ Recordings, DJ/producer Chris Fortier continues his trek along his U.S. and international tour dates. On Balance007, Chris Fortier’s brings together a long career in electronic dance music to emerge with an evolved album featuring the minimal, mechanic sounds of a DJ whose tech-laden side is in force. The album features various tracks from established artists such as Carl Craig, Rabbit in the Moon, Hardfloor, Bent, Slam, and Agoria, as well as obscure electro cuts mined from obscurity. His reputation as a skillful deft mixer is prevalent here with ultra smooth transitions including his own re-edits that create a “crushing symphony” across 3xCDs. ( Currently on his summer 2005 tour, Chris Fortier continues to travel to every corner of the globe with a heady arsenal of underground tunes that propel

porterhouse 2005

by Betty Kang, PlexiPR ~ Steve Porter began his beefy assault on dance floors with his inaugural Porterhouse party at the State nightclub, Winter Music Conference 2005 - to a rousing crowd that clamored for more even after the last beat dropped. Since then he has continued on his HOMEGROWN debut artist album tour in over 30+ US cities, bringing his Porterhouse brand of “no rules, no borders” approach to dance music across the Americas. This summer, Steve Porter will kick off 3 new quarterly residencies across North America with a few more cities pending. Each Porterhouse event will feature elaborate decorations, stunning visuals, live performances and of course, cutting-edge Porterhouse music. Steve will actually kick off with a few select dates with superstar DJ Sasha on his Fundacion NYC US tour. In a recent interview, Sasha recalls Steve’s “great energy,” a trait that Steve brought to his guest slot at Sasha’s Fundacion party at Avalon Hollywood (April 2005) and continues to bri

suck my deck

by Betty Kang, PlexiPR ~ The Bugged Out DJ series Suck My Deck returns with the boss of the increasingly prolific Crosstown Rebels imprint and purveyor of the critically acclaimed Rebel Futurism compilations, Damian Lazarus. Damian’s Suck My Deck selection is a top-notch mix by this all round hedonist, “dance floor DJ extraordinaire and keeper of the funk.” There are some album exclusives (Freaks “Tweekers” and Border Community wonder boy James Holden’s track “Lump”). There are some forthcoming treats from Crosstown Rebels (Pier Bucci / Matt Tollfrey & Craig Sylvester). There are some huge dance floor moments with Trentemoller, Issakidis, and the massive Superpitcher remix of M83. And there are some real surprises including Ricardo Villalobos’ criminally overlooked mix of Thomas Dolby and even the The Stranglers. While Damian brings his party aesthetic across the globe this summer, this soundtrack will be one of the summer’s essential electronic must-haves. Damian Lazarus is

greece across borders

by Betty Kang, PlexiPR ~ Dave Seaman's highly acclaimed Audio Therapy label is proud to announce the launch of a brand new album series entitled 'Across Borders'. The unmixed compilation will include exclusive tracks and will be available on three formats (CD, 2 x 12" and digital downloads). The album focuses on the very best production talent from a single country or region. The album boasts a unique claim as it is the first time artists and producers have had a consolidated format to showcase their work. Consequently, the series will be a welcome addition to Audio Therapy's already burgeoning catalogue. First up in the series is Greece, a country rich in production talent with the likes of Nikola Gala’s Perasma project signing to Ministry of Sound and Dousk gaining releases on John Digweed’s Bedrock label. The Audio Therapy imprint already has a history of supporting Greek artists with releases from Stel & Good Newz and remixes from Christian Cambas and Kos

james zabiela utilities

by Betty Kang, PlexiPR ~ Sasha protégé James Zabiela (pronunciation: zah-bEE-la) continues to prove he is at the forefront of modern DJing with this eagerly anticipated follow-up to ALiVE, devoting one disc to the much publicized Ableton technology, mixed entirely off computer; whilst he goes totally live on the second, using 3 CD decks, samplers and EFX units. What results is a techy, bleepy and funky rendition of computerized soul. A debate is raging within the world of dance music – what is the future of DJing? Three partisan camps have emerged: vinyl, CD and totally digital, using computer technology. In short, the modern DJ has more options as to how to mix than ever before. Quite remarkable when you consider but 5 short years ago, 3 decks were considered a novelty. Along the way there have been defining moments in this development; an outstanding example was 2004’s ALiVE album (Renaissance/System Recordings) by James Zabiela, the compilation being the first to truly highligh

hiphop n hotwings

by Chris Milbourn ~ photos by Courtney Milbourn & todd ~ As a student by day for nine months of the year, or as a part time employee granted an off day next Monday, you must be looking for some kind of fun after your parents drag you out to church or you mow the lawn. There's a place downtown on 9th street that's calling your name. Welcome to The Peanut, dubbed "Hip Hop and Hot Wings" on Sunday nights. The Pitch described this friendly establishment as one of the only places in Kansas City with drink specials on Sunday evenings. This is an all ages congregation with no cover, folks. And to you suburban people, quit believing that just because you live outside city limits you can't enjoy a fresh breath of culture in the company of the scary skyscrapers, and that you must confine yourself to Side Pockets, or Patty O'Quigley's. I went to The Peanut for the first time on the Sunday before Memorial Day, and was taken aback by the sheer amount of peop