Showing posts from August, 2005

event photos aug.05

Flyers for events photographed in August 2005 appear below.   A link to the associated photo album appears beneath that. 08.02.2005 True Tuesdays featuring Mr_Nuro with resident DJ True Balanca's Kansas City, MO 08.04.2005 The Pitch Music Showcase Westport Clubs Kansas City, MO 08.06.2005 phocas bbq beatz 4 Gladstone, MO photos by todd, christina, sarahB, & shaun 08.06.2005 u:Move Saturdays featuring TyTek, Paul DeMatteo, Ataxic Kabal Restaurant & Nightclub Kansas City, MO photos by shaun 08.07.2005 miss hawaiian tropic model search 2005 week 3 featuring Steve Thorell & Bill Pile Westport Beach Club Kansas City, MO 08.08.2005 Blayney's Music Showcase featuirng Phil Craven, Joey Walsh, Leigh Ann Reed, Mark Valentine Blayney's Irish Tavern Kansas City, MO 08.08.2005 News Room Monday featuring Simply Soul Syndicate and resident Jon NuSkool News

tactic on decks

story by Ben Fuller, photo by todd ~ Tactic is the DJ partnership between Ben Fuller and Brent Lippincott aka DJ Candlewax. The two came together creatively in late 2002 while both were living in Lawrence, Kansas. Ben was finishing up his journalism degree at KU and Brent had recently returned to the area after completing his degree in music industry management to run the local hip-hop label Datura Records. The two first met as guests on the immensely popular ‘Breakfast For Beatlovers’ on KJHK 90.7 FM, KU’s student run radio station. It was not until Ben invited Brent play at one of his events in Lawrence that the two realized they had more in common musically than they had previously thought. Between the two of them, they have explored every aspect of the music industry. Whether it is DJing, event promotion (Ben is responsible for the legendary Good Times 2000 rave in KC among other things) or running a successful independent hip-hop label, (Datura Records is home to two of the a

shadowrunner august 2005 trance

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. Fred Baker & Vincent Gorczak - La Part Des Anges (Original & Siberian Sun Remix) <b:side> Little Star - A State Of Trance This three track double A Side has been kid tested and mother f#cker approved!! The original mix of La Part Des Anges is a soft romantic arrangement of synths, pads, stings, and echoed vocals that float on a driving kick drum. As for the Siberian Sun remix, this one drives harder and pulls back into an epic breakdown free of all the unwanted cheese that is usually associated with epic trance. Little Star is actually the Big Star in my book. There are few tracks out ther

solaris august 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. Drumworks – Drumworks Collective - DW007 Very dreamy chill techno here. Seeing as I just got back from a trip, nothing suits me more right now than sitting down having a cocktail and chillin’. This track has that, stuff for those perfect moments of the mix of tranquility and bringing in those beats to a comfortable level. Cardiac Arrest – Various - CARDIAC001 Just what the doctor ordered. A nice hard drilling to get rid of those pesky cavities. It is always better when it hurts. Makes you feel alive. Just like dancing all night, or that root canal. But we like to skip the morphine and go straight to the drilling into your skull. Orion - Danilo Vigorito - ORION007 Very chewy tun

svs august 2005 jungle and 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! Mason / Task Horizon : Lucifer / Lose Myself : Cymbalism Recordings : CYMBLTD003 Mason destroys all in this Jay-Z remix of Lucifer. An extremely hardcore dropper with a very nice use of the lyrics sample. Good creation of a dark grumble of a bass with whiny Dom synths. On the flip side is Lose Myself. A well put together synthy dark roller. The perfect track for a late night with balls. Barcode Recordings Present : The Rowdy Time EP : Barcode Recordings : BARCODE004 No hard pounding Hardware double pack is complete with out the darkest of the dark. Evol Intent does it again with Horns & Halos. Agents beware of those kicks. With other cuts by Raiden, Spor, & Chase & Status's Rowdy Time this compiles for a nice set

crampton august 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. Slater Hogan & Chuck Daniels feat. Groove Philosophies – CDR Internationally known for sumptuous blend of jazz, hip-hip and quirky elements, these two unreleased tracks passed along to me by Slater Hogan demonstrate his acclaimed skills to the fullest. With a round-about base line, the saxophone sample gives a jackin’ flair while the Rhodes key displays a deep and subtle groove. But let’s not forget the most unique feature of the track – it’s hip-house lyrics. No! they are not bootlegged. With style and original flair, Hogan is remixing an underground hip-hop group out of Denver. Throwing down old school house party rhymes, this is a floor filler for sure. Slater Hogan, John Larner & Glenn – Disco Inf

rj bass august 2005 breakbeats

It's another month and another month means more beats, bass, and things that go boom from the speakers. This months reviews again span the wide spectrum of what are break-beats music. Annie Nightingale (Radio Show) - Thursday Nights/Friday Mornings 1:00am (7:00pm Central USA) Radio 1 For those of you in tune with the global breaks scene or are regular listeners of Radio 1 on the BBC Radio Network, Annie Nightingale should be a familiar name to you. This woman has been around the block and back again, promoting the breaks sound everywhere she goes. Her show is a favorite amongst true breaks heads and for good reason. The who's who of the breaks community all seem to drop by her Radio 1 studio every chance they get; Hyper, Kid Kenobe, The Chemical Brothers and the list goes on. New tracks fresh of the composers computer, combined with the freshest mix sets and interviews make for one helluva show. Their are many breaks shows from all over the globe that you can tune into on th

ask a dj august 2005

Have you ever been at a party and wanted to know how the DJ just pulled that trick? Ever wondered what all those knobs and buttons do? Perhaps you want to know what color his underwear was? For whatever question you may have had and didn't have the opportunity to ask or you were just to shy, now's your time. the real milo: How did you learn to beat match? When I began learning to spin records I was working with really old 80's belt driven Technics with dial pitches. As you could imagine this was extremely difficult to get down at first. I began learning my counting and phrasing first, since the motor on these baby's weren't what the Technics decks are today. It wasn't until I received my first set of Tech 12's that I started learning to beat match. Also at this time I had just recently switched from Progressive House to Jungle. I think knowing how to count and phrase made this task a bit easier. From there it was just matching the snares up and I was out


story & photos by Kent Frost ~ Springfield, MO - Every Wednesday night the local electronic music (EM) DJ's do their thing. The weekly event, which has been running nearly non-stop since it's inception in November of 2003, is named simply “Lift”. Anyone here who used to roam the streets of Springfield far enough back will tell you that Lift is the best thing to hit this town in terms of electronic music since the days of Afterhours Nightclub on the corner of Commercial St. and Campbell Ave. “The Boogie”, whose stage has seen such talent as Jackyl & Hyde, J-Break, Ben Armstrong, Don Tinsley, Pat Nice, and Springfield's own DJ Nolo, is located at 321 South Ave, about a block south of the Square in the middle of downtown Springfield, MO. Drink specials include $2 entry ($4 for under 21) with $1 domestic drafts until midnight, or you can go all out with the $7 all-you-can-drink special (wells or domestic drafts once again). The concept of Lift was realized when

substance - what are you made of

story by Brent Crampton ~ Omaha, NE - You know Nico for their infamous and packed Saturdays, now you’ll also know them for their intimate and palatable Thursdays. Ultramusique brings you Substance: What are you made of? Straying away from the mass-marketed group, this weekly event will celebrate house music, art, fashion and film. The Bohemia for the unconventional, the refuge for the deep-minded, the path for the progressive – ask yourself – what are you made of? Every Thursday at Nico (11201 Davenport St.), Ultramusique will be hosting from 9 p.m.–1 a.m., with a wide selection of drink specials including $3 Red Bull vodkas and premium wells. On Aug. 11th, Daryl Cura from Chicago will be gracing the decks to sanctify Nico’s dance floor. Opening set by Brent Crampton. Deep house missionary, Daryl Cura, has been evangelizing the sound for over 13 years. Since the early 90's, he has taken his smooth, soulful, Latin-esque sound of uplifting Chicago house and East Coast garage

its all just propaganda

story by Sarah Bates, photos by todd ~ Kansas City, MO - It's Friday night. The work week is over, your paycheck is in hand, just one thing is on your mind. What's going on tonight? You really don't have to search very far for something fun to do on Friday nights. I've found your first stop of the weekend. Propaganda at Jilly's on 19th and Broadway is the place every Friday night. Propaganda was born when Brent Scholz, Paul De Matteo, and Mike Dileo played at Jilly's in January. The night was such a success, they did a couple more, and since April it's been going on every Friday. Many people (including myself) have wondered why the night was dubbed "Propaganda". The name itself is a kind of joke to the guys. They were sitting around, trying to think of a name for their new night. "We dont take ourselves too seriously, and we dont take promotion to seriously" says resident DJ Brent Scholz. "We know we're just putting out a

jilly's on broadway

 story & photos by Chris Milbourn ~ Kansas City, MO - "It's kind of like Brazilian jazz," DJ Oz verified when I inquired about his bossa nova records, as I sipped a beer while flipping through one of his crates. He finally asked, "Do you recognize any of those albums?" I'd come across some LL Cool J, Diplo and Bill Withers. Other than that, a lot of his stuff was rather alien to me. "Yea, a few," I answered. Subconsciously I suppose, I went to Jilly's looking for a reason to bring a recently-turned-21 friend along with me the next time I came. At 11:15, there wasn't much encouragement, except for the decently priced drinks and hospitable bartenders. The majority of the crowd looked to be much older than I, but with an age restriction of 21, that was expected. This combined with danceable soul music dating back to the 60's and 70's made me feel a bit out of place, though I've always had a fascination with old funk. Booths

patio beats

story by Rj Bass , photo by unknown ~ Kansas City, MO - It seems that everywhere you go in Kansas City, two types of music dominate the night life dance scene, top 40, and house. No matter where you go it seems, your always going to hear one or the other if you wish to go out dancing. Over the years some promoters and club owners have tried to change that by adding something new or different. As is almost always the case in KC, those nights were shut down before they ever really got a chance to get started. When the DeepFix started their night “Frisky” over at Kabal, they made a real attempt to try to fuse a different style of music with the familiar house sounds. They brought in some of the city's best drum & bass DJs to play upstairs. Although it was a valiant effort to attempt to give the city something a little bit more then what it normally hears, in the end drum & bass was replaced with top 40. Thats why today when any promoter, DJ, or club owner tries to expand


story by Brent Crampton ~ Omaha, NE - “Back in the days when things were cool,” as Erykah Badu says, Syquil was the queen of the big-panted and glow-stick wearing subculture of the 90’s. With the demise of that site came a fall out in communication amongst many in the Midwest scene. Subsequently, many smaller communities sprouted up. For Omaha, it took one Nolan Gaskill, aka Dr. Mindbender, to step up and break it down. He has been a positive force in the IDM scene of Omaha, binding people together through an internet community through a very active message board. Danny Maze, transplant from Florida to Omaha, has relied upon the site to become familiar with the 411 on the Omaha and Lincoln scene. The site, “has really pulled together a good group of people together with the same interests in music and lifestyle,” Maze said about Technomaha. And here’s Gaskills 411 on the site, why he started it and where it’s going. . . When was technomaha founded, and what inspired you to do i