Kontakt 70: Drive - July Podcast
August 01, 2014 11:26 PM PDT
I did a nice road trip from New York to Florida and then over to Texas over the course of about a month and a half. From there I hopped in a plane and flew off to L.A. It was a great drive and I got to see a lot of people I don't usually get to see.
I can't really say much about how much the Dallas area loves dance music, but I can say that my time there really helped me get ready for how different the music is on the West Coast from the East Coast.
No news really - getting ready for Burning Man again and have some crazy gigs lined up! Really excited to rock it once again, for the 5th year in a row. Bringing out a pretty big sound system myself too this time. Half the size of Duck Pond. Next year, it will be just as big
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1. Geon & The Brainkiller - Live Plastic (The Brainkiller Remix)
June 30, 2014 08:26 PM PDT
WOW. Podcast 69. Definitely should do something special for this one. Like something with XXX rating and copious amounts of Booty, Ass, and Titties... It shall be done! After the last few months back in Florida only one thing made sense to me for #69, and that's what I threw together here for you to hear. There could be more booty in it but I still had to keep it along the lines of the music that I actually would play out, so its phresh and funky but has moar bass than your average Point of Kontakt.
This month totally vibes with the high 90's temperatures and high 90's humidity percentage in Florida right now. Booty Sweat is absolutely inevitable. It's all pretty self explanatory. Infused with booty, ass, sweat, titties, jiggles, dolla billz, gol chaynz, and reemz - this month will make your booty sweat. A funky breakz podcast with a juicy ass in the center.
Thanks again to all the DJ's worldwide dropping the funky florida beats!
Recorded live in booty sweatin Orlando, FL
1. Beta - Mad Rhythm
May 31, 2014 09:41 PM PDT
This month is numbered at 68. I know I skipped a month. Some time back in 2010 I screwed up my numbering and I didn't realize it until just last month. Uploading all these old podcasts to mixcloud forced me to get things done properly. There is no phantom podcast anymore!!!
This month is a break beat mix I did on 12" back in 2008. It was pretty retro then and even more retro now!
Since I'm 2 months in to the breakz right now I figured its a great time to share this with everyone. It is full of smashing tracks that you will pretty much never get to hear anywhere, especially nowdays.
A lot of the tracks I got from Agent K in a big stack of vinyls I picked up from him in 2007. Awesome DJ / Producer from Tampa. If you don't know who he is, look him up and check out his tracks, he is still putting them out today and they are wicked
No track list on this one, you couldn't find most of them to download anyway. 12" only!!!
Expect more direct from Florida coming next month - 1<3Kontakt 66: East Side West Side - April Podcast
April 29, 2014 07:21 PM PDT
Not much new this month. Been back in the studio working on edits and mash ups. I'm hoping to get in the mood to put some serious time in to make a new album. I've been talking about doing that for two years now and I haven't though. It's possible it never happens. But it's also possible it happens very soon. Only time will tell! I've been super motivated lately so that's a plus. Check out the mix full of mashups edits and bonus material
As always you can dig up tons more HIGH-BITRATE material on soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/kontakt-recordings
And I'm still working on slowly uploading my podcast backlog to mixcloud at http://www.mixcloud.com/KontaktRecordings2/
1. Colombo - Classic Approach
March 31, 2014 05:14 PM PDT
Back in Orlando! Yeah it's been way, way too long. The breakz have definitely kept super fresh in my absence, that's for sure. Shout outs to the Fundamental Breakz Collective, NLP, and Underground Sound for doing such a good job of keeping Orlando alive for so long! Even on Thursday nights you can go out and hear sick beats somewhere for cheap or even free, spun by LEGENDS.
The last month has been really great for me musically. If you didn't already know, when I started off spinning on 12", it was Florida Breakz - so this is like a trip back to my roots for me. I have been connecting with some of the producers I have't talked to before which is really nice. Being in Orlando, I've been a magnet for sick break beats lately. That and friendly Disney employees. I haven't put much time in to following breakz in a while because i haven't been playing events they would fit with, or even going to them. It didn't take very long to drown myself in this sick music as soon as I planted my feet on the ground in Orlando.
I'm totally on the breakz tip now and I'll be spending a decent amount of time in Florida this year so - expect lots more where this came from.
1. Guau - No Cheese No Music
February 27, 2014 01:59 PM PST
I was back in the studio for the last two months working on some projects that I've put off for way too long. It really paid off - I was able to really focus on this mix and it came out great! February was full of some really great house music in my circles. I've been back in the DC area and it's always been the place for me to go and fill my mind, my body, and my soul, with serious house music. All night long, seriously. I'm really happy to be back there. I only had one gig in February but it really got me in the mood to lay out this studio mix proper. Two months on track selection was really nice to have also That's all the news for this month. Headed down to Florida for March and can not wait to see what the future holds
1. Claude VonStroke - Aundy
Kontakt 63: SKTTRBRAIN - Emerge - January Podcast
January 30, 2014 12:05 PM PST
It's been a crazy fun month for Kontakt Recordings! We've been keeping each moment exciting with new parties, been digging up a ton of new music, and have been staying nice and toasty in Los Angeles!
While "DJ Kontakt" himself has been kicking off some dance-floor grooves, such as LA's own Basis techno and house party, he's been having his "little helpers" on the East Coast crank up the volume for the next podcast.
This month's podcast comes from our Philadelphia friend SKTTRBRAIN. If you've been keeping up with us, you may have heard her a few times before. SKTTRBRAIN has had a lot of fun this January hunting down some fresh beats as well as bringing in some new spins on some of our favorite house and techno tracks.
As always, we promise you a pleasurable journey through psyche and sound.
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December 30, 2013 03:10 AM PST
Oh it's cold outside now no matter where you are now - I'm pretty sure of that. Even in Florida its cuddle weather every night! Every year I tell you all to get your asses on to the dancefloor to keep warm. It works every time!
This month I'm keeping with the last 5 years tradition of a warm fuzzy trance mix that comes out once a year in the winter. Months go in to this one, with track selection, mixing, and editing way better than the standard live mix on the podcast. It's always a blast to put it together and I'm proud of this one every year.
If the world was a different place, I never would have stopped spinning trance. It just wasn't ever going to land me a gig and I thought that I could never be good enough in the studio to produce the genre so I switched over to house and break beats. It was a good move but this is the music I really connect with the most. Maybe some day I will land a gig to play music like this, but honestly there is zero demand for it unless you are a big name. Oh well! Enjoy the mix
And it turns out that I did have some good trance in me to get out in the studio after all:
You can also find the HQ download of this mix up on soundcloud!
This episode deserves a track list - so here you go!
1. Todd Terry vs Simone Vitullo - Bounce To The Beat (Simone Vitullo Acid Mix)
Kontakt 61: Live @ The Boogie Lab - November Podcast
December 03, 2013 03:53 PM PST
My 2013 residency at Dim Mak came to a close this November with a pretty big bang. I opened up for Them Jeans to a packed room of crazy people ready to tear off their clothes and get nasty on the dance floor. Just the way I like it... It was a rockin night in Holyweird as usual and a fat xstack of freaks came out to celebrate Altered States 3 year anniversary at this one.
I went pretty retro with this set, which means *awesome* by the way. It was nice to dive back in to the house I was spinning before "electro" ever fabricated in to it's own genre. Wicked house keys, divas, funky basslines and Miami vibe was what I was all about a few years back, before things all started to sound the same.
Still slowly working on getitng up the podcast backlog...
And a few new things up on Soundcloud:
Kontakt 60: Live @ The Boogie Lab - October Podcast
October 31, 2013 12:56 AM PDT
Another installment live from Dim Mak studios in Hollywood! More funky disco shit to rock ya bodies s been a long time coming and is always worth the wait. Winter is coming...
Pretty soon I am going to get another huge lump of podcast archives up on the mixcloud account, so keep your ears on:
Not much else to say - continuing the LA residency with style
A fresh & funky mix of House, Electro, & Breakbeat mixed live from coast to coast in the Mojave Desert, Ultra Music Festival, Burning Man, and well where else is there anyway?? The Kontakt Recordings monthly podcast features tracks smashing dancefloors all over the country and ones that will soon enough...
Fresh, but not too fresh, we keep it funky with classic gems and old tracks that still keep up with the times.
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Founder of Army Collective Records and Kontakt Recordings. Born in NYC, currently based out of Orlando and LA. Kontakt spins a mix of break beats, electro, and house all in to one big mess. It doesn't matter how many years of this or that someone has under their belt, how many releases, or what number they are on the DJ List. It's about bringing the energy down on the party, and making it go off! Kontakt's been around long enough to know how to get it on, and then some. A night out is an experience, it needs to be crafted by an expert from all angles to be the best night of your life. The DJ is one of those essential elements. And this is one of those essential DJ's. Download some mixes, mashups, and drop a note. Don't miss out, you only live once ; )
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