Showing posts from April, 2006

event photos apr.06

Flyers for events photographed in April 2006 appear below. A link to the associated photo album appears beneath that. 04.01.2006 Donkey Show 11 featuring it's over, Last Call Girls, Mark Smeltzer, Stuck in a Straitjacket, Rocky Flamingo, Mike Medeiros, Sugar Puppy & The Lovely Dumplings,  Gnarla Natayet Record Bar Kansas City, MO 04.01.2006 u:Move Saturdays featuring Bill Pile, Paul DeMatteo, & Ataxic Kabal Restaurant & Nightclub Kansas City, MO 04.01.2006 Electro Techno Disco Popsicle featuring Blank & Jones, Rank 1, Signum, Perry O'Neil, Deep Voices, Thomas Datt, St John, Doc Martin, DJ Dan, Richard Vission, Kaskade, Colette, Carlos Alfonzo, Ed Rush, Optical, Black Sun Empire, Noisia, Evol Intent, Fury, Bicolas, The Colonel MC, Enemy, Blix Cannon, Ron Reeser, Filipe Avelar, Angel & Rohan, DJ Hill, John Beaaver, Alain Octavo Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Francisco, CA photos by mikeZ 04

shadowrunner april 2006 trance

Spring is here and the world is emerging from it's winter slumber. Not only will the temperatures start to heat up, but so will the activity in the electronic music community. Fresh music from artists that were waiting to drop the new hotness at WMC will be out and ready for mass consumption. Dance floors are hungry for the latest tracks to fuel the frenzied masses of clubbers and party patrons. Soon enough the outdoor festival season will be upon us. I hope to see everyone out on the dance floors with much love and respect. Until then, please enjoy the picks and peace and safe journeys to all. April Featured Artist: Markus Schulz I won't waste your time by explaining to you how this man simply ROCKS!!! Artist/Remixer/DJ, is what we call a triple threat. Take the time out to find out more by visiting:  or April CD Pick: Global Underground: Shanghai Nick Warren Besides being one of my idols, Nick Warren is one of the most respected

solaris april 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. Master Traxx - DJ Mika - MAXX007 This is nice and a bit different. I am not sure how to describe it. sounds like a mix of hard techno with some latin and Miami sound to it. It sure isn’t bad, it is just a bit different yet workable into many different things. Omega Audio - Spiros Kaloumenos - OMEGAAUDIO007 Perhaps it is just me amped up from Miami, but this one is good as you can get from the sound the techno boys were pushing there. Nice, minimal, drummy, and a bass line that will make the girls panties quiver. Apex – Dave The Drummer & KN - APEX016 Leave it to Henry to gimme a jonesing need to have some more acid techno in my vein. Then again, who doesn’t? this one ha

brent crampton april 2006 house

Fresh from the shores of South Beach, everyone producer and their respective momma’s have saved all their tender loving worth in solid tracks for this time. Lest I say that in shadow of the Winter Music Conference, there are so many quality tracks out right now that I took out a small business loan to keep up with the lot? Here’s what’s moving the soul-shakers currently . . . Kenny Knight - Back to the island - Coastline The label runner, Kenny Knight, gets from behind the desk and dives into the studio to put out this two-tracker. The original cut is aiming at the dancefloor, fulfilling all the necessary check marks to get you moving: funky guitar, catchy piano line, forward-pushing bass line and trumpet stabs. The sampling of some British documentary about house-music/rave culture was a bit unexpected, but definitely fit right in with the airy Deeper Journey Dub that Knight composed. The dub is what I felt the most. With it's smooth percussion, bass line and melodies, this

the control freeks on decks

The Control Freeks have been praised throughout the country as two of the most energetic djs hailing from the Midwest and well known throughout as two who can build a set into a house music frenzy. They have shared the stage with such names as Derrick Carter, Crystal Method, Moby, Donald Glaude, The Lawnchair Generals, George Clinton, Bad Boy Bill, DJ Sneak, BT, Junkie XL, Angel Alanis, The Bassbin Twins, Charles Feelgood and the list continues. With their own headlining gigs throught the midwest, all the while holding down multiple residencies is second nature for these two . The Control Freeks studio work is much anticipated by numerous record labels and fans alike. They are known to annihiliate dancefloors with tracks that range from banging peaktime disco and driving funky techno, to vibey soulful, and straight up jackin acid records, proving that every show caters to whatever the crowds needs. Their non-stop work ethic, sweat, and persistence has put them in a permenent spot shar

balance finds their mojo

Betty Kang ~  photo by Shaun Williams ~  Due to be realeased in the US on April 25th, 2006, Australia’s EQ Recordings turns up the heat once again with the exciting ninth installment of the Balance DJ mix series, handcrafted to perfection by one of the hottest young stars of the global house scene, Paolo Mojo. Following Balance 008, the critically-acclaimed “compilation of the year” (M8, 2005) mixed by that other vanguard of neo-house Desyn Masiello, Paolo is set to deliver a genre-defying, funk-infected double CD mix of booty-shaking house, jittery techno, and every wicked groove in between with some classics thrown in for good measure, that turns traditional mix CDs on their head and gives the word “progressive” a whole new meaning. Paolo Mojo's sound might be difficult to pin down, but this broad, innovative approach to his craft is making him a name on everyone's lips in 2005. His style incorporates elements of house, funk, techno, breaks, electro, disco and acid. “I


Justin Kleinfeld ~ New York - rephlektor inkorporated is pleased to announce the launch of Interference, a groundbreaking new collaboration between superstar DJ and producer, Sandra Collins, and acclaimed director/VJ Vello Virkhaus. Interference combines world class skills with superlative technology to create a complete aural and visual experience. It will forever change the way you think about clubbing. Interference integrates over 40 original animated works on DVD, which Collins blends together throughout the night utilizing three Pioneer DVJ-x1 video turntables. The video feed coming from Collins’ DVJ’s is then fed to Virkhaus and remixed along with additional audio reactive animations and live cameras. Utilizing various hardware and software solutions from Apple, Edirol and Brash Live, Virkhaus twists and blends the video streams together. Virkhaus’s primary applications are Modul8, Livid Union, Edirol PR-80 and the CG-8 visual synthesizer. Collins and Virkhaus utilize severa

the human resource

Justin Kleinfeld ~ New York, NY - Step into Dieselboy’s laboratory, April 4, 2006, as he builds the beast known as THE HUMAN RESOURCE – a 2xCD. Disc One “SELECTED WORKS,” is the first CD compilation from Dieselboy’s mighty drum & bass label, HUMAN. This 12-song sonic monster includes club anthems and VIP remixes from )EIB(, DJ Fresh, The Upbeats, Dieselboy + Kaos and more. Disc Two “EVOL INTENT ASSEMBLE THE MONSTER” features a continuous DJ mix from one of America’s top d’n’b DJ/producer crews, Evol Intent, hand-picked by Dieselboy to stitch together some of the best of the HUMAN catalog, plus exclusive tracks and remixes from Gridlok, Infiltrata + Hochi, Vector Burn, Dieselboy + Technical Itch and others. A part of the stateside electronic movement from the very beginning, Dieselboy is hailed as one of the Founding Fathers of American drum ‘n’ bass. His passions for the music and his rigorous touring and production schedules have earned him a slot in that upper pantheon of DJ

burn it

Justin Kleinfeld ~ Filastine's Burn It is one of those rare debut albums that reveal an artist operating at the height of their powers. A Hip-Hop backbone supports live polyriddims, collaborating musicians, lush electronica, field-recordings, and an array of guest MCs and singers. The result is genuinely fresh, streetwise, and solid. From start-to-finish. Set to be released on April 25th, Burn It redefines the term “laptop artist” as someone who uses portability to record and produce anywhere. While Burn It will satisfy beat-heads, the album also exhibits a deeper musicality. Check the upright bass, horns, and sultry French vocals of “Palmares” (track 3) or the trio of singers on “Ja Helo” (track 14). “QuĂ©malo Ya” (track 2) was composed on a Brazilian rooftop with vocals tracked in Havana, while Filastine assembled his studio in the medina square of Marrakesh to get the snake-charmer flutes of “Judas Goat” (track 5). If you were to circle the Earth a few times, listening cl


Psidream is commonly regarded as one of the fastest up-and-coming drum & bass producers in North America. His music has been supported by many of the world’s top drum & bass DJ's, including Andy C, Bailey, Ed Rush, Dieselboy, Zinc, L Double, and Pendulum. Recently, Psidream has produced various releases for legendary UK label Renegade Hardware and its sub-label Barcode, most notably "Zero Hour", "Stomping Ground" and "In Effect", a collaboration with fellow Vancouver producer Pacific. Two more tracks with Pacific, "Hazardous" and "Afterburner", have recently been released on Rymetyme's highly respected 1210 Recordings. Other highlights include "Unsung", a collaboration with Shadow Law Recordings owner Mayhem, which was recently released on Optiv's Red Light imprint, and a well-rinsed remix of "808" by oS for Cymbalism Recordings. Psidream has also been busy in the studio finishing some big

wmc week 2006

Tim & Shaun got back from their little whirlwind tour of South Beach Miami, FL last week for one of the biggest parties in the United States! Every year The Massive descends on Miami for a week that is regarded as the singular networking event in the dance music industry. Attracting professionals from over 60 different countries. it is definitely a week to see some of the biggest and best acts in the world. Every aspect of the industry is represented including the top technological innovators, artists, DJs, producers, radio and video programmers, retailers, distributors, audio manufacturers and many more. There are countless reasons why people from all over the world return year after year for this event, but the biggest reason... is just to get their groove on! That is exactly what the guys from did this year. It looks like they had a great time down there and they brought back a ton of photos from a wide range of events. They are still trying to sort it ou

april 2006 editor note

You can almost feel the tension in the air with the lack of parties outside the club. Spring is here though and there are definitely some massive events on there way all over the MidWest! Even as I write this, Joe is on his way to Springfield for what looks to be a really awesome lineup at Terminal Groove! I wish that I could have gone myself and I am really looking forward to seeing how that turns out. Shaun and Tim just got back from one the biggest parties you could possibly go to, stateside. Winter Music Conference Week in Miami. Check out the cover shot by Shaun! The Tribe is growing! It looks like they had a lot of fun down there too. I should have all the rest of the photos up this afternoon and you can find direct links to every event behind the cover story, which is short, sweet and to the point. The club events have been getting more and more awesome too though! Kabal's month kicked off in KC with Mark Farina, who was followed up the next day by DJ Rap spinnin

april 2006 issue

april 2006 editor note wmc week 2006 psidream burn it the human resource interference balance finds their mojo the control freeks on decks brent crampton april 2006 house solaris april 2006 techno reviews shadowrunner april 2006 trance event photos apr.06