Showing posts from March, 2006

event photos mar.06

Flyers for events photographed in March 2006 appear below. A link to the associated photo album appears beneath that. 03.03.2006 Frisky featuring Mark Farina & Pat Nice Kabal Restaurant & Nightclub Kansas City, MO photos by shaun 03.03.2006 Fusion featuring Scott McMurray The Groove St Louis, MO photos by brian 03.04.2006 u:Move Saturdays featuring DJ Rap with residents Paul DeMatteo & Ataxic Kabal Restaurant & Nightclub Kansas City, MO 03.06.2006 First Fridays in KC featuring Tom Binger, Gregory Thomas, Rafael Garcia and others Crossroads Arts District Kansas City, MO photos by kim 03.10.2006 Green featuring Tony Markham with residents Jack & Jill Jilly's on Broadway Kansas City, MO photos by joe 03.11.2006 u:Move Saturdays featuring D:Fuse with residents Paul DeMatteo & Ataxic Kabal Restaurant & Nightclub Kansas City, MO photos by joe

shadowrunner march 2006 trance

I hate to say it, but all the music people that have been hibernating all winter are waking up from their studio comas and are gonna be restless. Looking for an outlet for all this new creative energy, we are lucky that there are activities for the jet set party crowd. The beats keep coming and with the advent of spring, WMC is around the corner. For those of you who don’t know, WMC (Winter Music Conference) in Miami Florida, check it out at This conference is in it's 21st year of existance. It has so much to do with the electronic music culture I would need so much space to describe to you the talent, gear, and vibe that goes on there. Expo's, trade shows, demos, networking, festivals, partying, and so much more. And if you do go down there, check out the Ultra Music Festival too. This is the big one of the year, check it out at Artist Site: If you are a big fan of smooth progressive beats like I am, you should check out

solaris march 2006 techno reviews

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. Abyss Records -0 Hertz - ABYSS012 A very electro club like feel here. What can you say about Hertz? This man never fails to impress and this has definitely got the groove to last into those wee hours. Pathfinder – Alex K Katz - PATHFINDER001 I got one word for you neuropatic. That song has a groove and feel all its own. Drummy and punchy, yet with a nice robust taste that only comes with finly aged techno. If I was one of those people who drank anything watered down like that. Schranz F – Unknown - SCHRANZF002 ok well who can go wrong with a bit of schranz? If anyone raised their hand should just go home now. This thing is nuts, has a fell that will carry the crowd to new

phocas on decks

photo by Jen Runnels From me to you... ;) March snuck up on on us this month and none of the folks that were supposed to have done this column followed through, so I thought I would throw one of my old mixes out there. It was only recently that I stumbled across this mix that I had made for Sherri a couple of years ago. I thought it might be a good anniversary present, but never really gave her this copy with the last 4 or 5 tracks, until now. So, happy 20 babe... let's see where this highway goes, eh? Honestly, the mix itself is mostly just a bunch of trax that I had on vinyl that she really liked. It's not perfect by any means and I definitely don't know what you would categorize it as. Kinda House... mostly. Whatever you wanna call it, have a listen. The mixer I was using had no channel-by-channel EQ, only one on the master, so the levels are a tiny bit off here and there, but not too much. Hope you dig it. Phocas ~ on decks ~ march 2006 issue ~ phocas.n

turntable tutorial

by Brent Crampton ~ photo by todd Turntable Tutorial is a class covering the basics of DJ'ing, by instructor Brent Crampton. Taking place from Feb. 18th to March 11th at the Hot Shops Art Center (1301 Nicholas St.), this 4-week course will provide all the necessary tools for those looking to get into DJ'ing, or for the novice trying to take the next step. The class will include multimedia presentations, hand-outs, demonstrations, multiple turntable/CDJ set-ups, and lab time for the students to implement what they've learned. We'll be flying in internationally-known mash-up DJ, Ted Shred from New York City, to perform a private demonstration for the class. A performance open to the public will take place at the Goofy Foot (1012 S. 10th St.) on March 4th from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Local veteran, Aaron Lee, will also be a guest speaker during the course. The motivation to initiate this class came from local deep house DJ, Brent Crampton, when multiple people requested l

think for yourself

by Brent Crampton ~ Omaha, Ne - Garnering an ascribed "holistic" type of tribal psychedelic party techno, internationally renowned DJ, Woody McBride, will make his way to Omaha on March 16 to perform a live PA set. McBride will spin at Bar 415 (415 S. 13th. St.), with an opening set by Brent Crampton. Music will be from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., with an $8 cover charge. From France to Munster and Austria to America, Woody has toured all over Europe, Asia, South and North America bringing his "engaging, inspirational music vision," according to his Web site, And while he is on the Think For Yourself Tour, McBride will be making his way back to Omaha. Bypassing the record bag or CDR’s, McBride is opting instead for a live PA performance. Bringing his vintage synthesizer’s and drum machines, behind McBride’s looping techno patterns, “There is a holistic message of universal connectedness underscoring it all, but it takes shape in the form of the classic de

ted shred goofy foot

Brent Crampton ~  Omaha, NE - presents Turntable Tutorial on March 9th, with Ted Shred at the Goofy Foot (1012 S. 10th St.). Opening act will be Brent Crampton, with music starting at 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. One of the original mash-up DJ's of America, Shred takes quirky bits of music, retro rock tracks, pure hip hop and breaks, and miraculously mixes them together with blends, scratches, tricks and quick cuts. Using the turntable as an instrument in itself, rather than just a tool to play other people's music, Shred tears down the limits of music compatibility. Having played in many parts of the world, Shred's notoriety goes beyond the DJ booth. Having been homeless, a cowboy, skater, and ran for mayor at different chapters in his life, his philosophy on life is a direct reflection of the way he plays his music. His off-the-wall taste in music mash ups may be best edified in his duo, "Tribe vs Spider Man," where he plays a Tribe Called Quest so


Brent Crampton ~ Omaha, Ne - A dance event with world-beat music featuring DJ's Brent Crampton and Greg Jackson with live percussionist Shif-D and host, Jay Kline. Presenting a new concept in music and dance, the event is geared towards eclectic music while transcending demographics. loom will take place at Espana Tapas Bar (6064 Maple St.) on March 9th, from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., with a $3 cover charge. Community instruments will be available for dancers, and a special late-night tapas menu with drink specials will be for sale. This is not just about dancing, music and drinks. Rather, we want to create a communal experience - people coming together, using music as a mode of fellowship and release. With an environment and music incorporating Latin, African and American culture, this event is geared towards an eclectic crowd with all ethnicities, religious, cultural and social backgrounds. This is about creating a positive, worldly, uplifting atmosphere. Past events involving DJ

4th annual club world awards

Betty Kang ~ The Club World Awards return to Miami triumphant this year, after a star-studded, fun-loving ceremony in 2005 that boasted 500 invited guests, presenters like Kelly Osbourne and Murk, and follow-up press coverage as far up the media food chain as Entertainment Weekly. The fourth installment of the annual awards event will take place on Friday, March 24, 2006 at Crobar 24 @ Nocturnal in downtown Miami. The Club World Awards program, sponsored by trade magazine Club Systems International, is one-of-a-kind: It recognizes not only the best club and lounge venues in North America, but also the people and things that make them tick…and boom, flash, and glow. The “Best System” (sound, lighting, and video), “Best Product” (sound, lighting, video, DJ, effect and LED) and “Best Jockey” (disc, light and video) fields recognize the designers and operators of clubland’s future-forward gear; while “Best Party” honors the pavement-pounding promoters, and “Best Interior Design,” the

djs are alive

Michael Bradshaw ~  photos by David Wells ~  As the Thursday night crowd at Tribeca’s Canal Room closed around the stage to view the newly formed and moderately hyped, DJ’s Are Alive, something strange happened. No headphones were passed from one selector to the next, no one got on the mic and tried to hype the dance floor for an oncoming DJ. Instead, instruments were picked up, keyboards, drum machines and samplers were warmed to a start with the flick of a switch. Five individuals took to the stage and started to play music - House music. DJ’s Are Alive, an unfortunately named dream team made up of legendary established DJ’s and producers including, Scumfrog, Static Revenger, D:fuse, Karen W. and DJ Skribble, started to open a can of whoop-ass on New York City Thursday night, the likes of which it had never seen. Unfortunately however, they put the lid back on said whoop-ass can within the first fifteen minutes of the show. With lyrics like, “Happy people / Gonna have a good ti

elements of bass

Michael Thomas ~ interview with Elements of Bass ~  photos by unknown ~   St Louis, MO - Taking up the web reigns and leading the Midwest DnB scene into greatness, Ryan Renfro (Source Code) and Randy Mars (MC Precision) are inking up coasts, promoters, booking agencies, and artists on a whole new level It was recently that I had an opportunity to speak with them. Here's what they had to say. You both have been involved in the drum and bass scene for long time now. What first got you guys started with Electronic Dance Music and the drum and bass aspect of things? Ryan: I was introduced to electronic music through Amiga MOD files back in about 1994. Basically MOD files were the mp3's of the old skool. Composers from around the world would come together with all these crazy acid and hardcore tracks. I had around 1300 MOD tunes in my prime, which was around 100 or more floppy disks of audio. From there I really got interested in breakbeat sounds around the US release of