Kontakt 79: Outta Here - April Podcast
May 01, 2015 03:39 PM PDT
I'm back on the road for the rest of the year! For half of April I was lucky enough to enjoy some killer weather, vibes, and adventures in SoCal. Much needed. The tacos were plentiful! So were the beats of course. Fresh style. Fresh beats. Fresh meats. Refridgerated meats. I don't know where I'm going with this, but who reads it anyway?
This change of seasons has got me deep in to Breaks again and Florida is on the horizon. Check back next month with an even sicker, straight from the epicenter breaks mix from Orlando!
April 07, 2015 10:24 PM PDT
This is just a reminder to myself, and all of you, that life does exist outside of a boring and repetitive daily, weekly, monthly routine.
There are fun things to do out there, despite how long we sometimes end up doing nothing.
Winter is over, I'm done with sticking on the East Coast. Los Angeles and the rest of the world awaits. I'm catching a plane and taking some crazy beats with me. The end of the road is Burning Man.
Follow my adventure!
1. Hydraulix - I Know, I Know (Ashrock Bonus Kuad) (Kontakt's Magic Edit)
March 09, 2015 09:08 PM PDT
Yeah, before I was a house DJ, I was a trance DJ. I spent a long time spinning my favorite music and really loved spinning it. But I was out one night at Limelight in NYC, and this guy D:Fuse who I talked about before was opening up for Scot Project, my favorite trance producer.
D:Fuse spun such an amazing, mind opening set, that I forgot who I went to the club to see! He was promoting his Bring The Drums act and his People 3 CD. Both are amazing. If you don't own People 3, you need to buy it. People 2 is also awesome, but doesn't have the live music element of People 3 that really makes it in my opinion one of the best Dance mix CDs of all time. I realized that I would never get gigs to play trance, but house was something that I could use to sell myself to promoters as a DJ they want to book.
But enough about house, this is a trance podcast. Not the kind of trance you all hear with my yearly trance mix. This is the hard stuff. The stuff i really used to live for out on the dance floor. This music defined me as a raver, as a dancer, as a force to be dealt with in the dance circles of the NYC rave scene. The music in this mix is really hard and high energy, and awesome to dance to, if you are physically up to it. I used to train just to go out to raves where I knew some of this stuff would be played. Now I just dance more so I don't have to train at all.
All tracks ripped from 12"
Yes I made studio edits of course
On with the music!Kontakt 76: This One Time, I Was a House DJ - January Podcast
February 08, 2015 10:45 PM PST
Well, honestly, I've been a house DJ for a really long time, and never changed. But I do play other things too. It's all about the setting and the vibe to me. I make sure that no matter where, and no matter what I'm playing, I feel like the music I am throwing down is really a part of who I am. DJing is how I let people in, get them to know me. There's always that one person on the dancefloor who I can tell totally gets it more than anyone else. One smile stands out from the rest. Maybe theres even one of you who gets every podcast I put out that much more than everyone else out there. I'm pretty sure there is, just by definition.
It's honestly been a while since I put out one of my more standard podcasts. Thing's have been really exciting musically for probably about a year now, and I've been able to get back in to some genre's I thought I would never hear from again. Over that time though, I picked up a bunch of really great house tracks that I play out live, but haven't really put in to my real podcast format. Let's see how long I can keep this house going this time
1. Bedrock vs. Breach - For What You Jack Of (Kontakt's Jack On Mashup)
January 18, 2015 05:10 PM PST
Here it is! The long awaited, annual Winter Trance Throwdown! Youve got to dance faster and harder to keep toasty this time of year where I am from. Not where I usually spend my winters... but that's where I'm from... It's been a warm and also very cold winter so far for me. It wasn't all that cold in Italy and Florida but up here near NYC, it has been. Global warming at the dawn of another Ice Age is really mixin it up!
I've been travelling a lot and hearing a lot of different kinds of music lately. I also have my laptop back up and running so I can at least attempt to catch up on time and get my podcasts out end of the month. So this one is only 3 weeks late. Partly because I put a lot of time in to finding the tracks and getting decent copies of hard to find tunes, and also partly because I've been working really hard lately and spend my free time playing video games instead of working on music.
But I found the time to get a head start on two more months of music, and also put together this amazing trance mix for everyone to enjoy this winter with some hot spiced cider or cocoa whatever is your bag. I'm more of a cider kind of guy.
Enjoy the mix and STAY WARM!
1. Ben Brown - City Streets (Kris B & Nosmo Remix)
December 10, 2014 09:11 PM PST
I'm pretty pissed off. Podcast is almost 2 weeks late, and it's not even the podcast I had planned. Guest mix here is from a side project where I am DJ PCP of The B.D.C. rap group (Black Diamond Crystal Crew). This set is pure Kontakt With Attitude.
Fuck your tracklist. People loved this set.
Kontakt 73: Outta The System - October Podcast
October 31, 2014 04:15 AM PDT
Wow what an insane month I've had in Los Angeles. I'm not supposed to be on this coast right now, but the West has proven itself to be the best for me once again. Back to back to back weekends with no end in sight, every one a classic one to remember. Sometimes things don't go as planned, but you learn later it was all part of a greater plan. To party constantly and dance for hours until the sun comes up.
The podcast this month is an old mix I did back in 2009 for myself to explore current music and make connections to classic rave and oldskool hardkore jams. I re-edited the mix, remastered it, and changed it up a little for this month's edition.
I want to thank all the raver heads out in Los Angeles and around the country that I met in the last month. it's been really refreshing to be around people I feel like I'm family with. I'm pretty weird so I don't get that much!
1. Phantom vs. Ursula 1000 - Zombie Abyss (Kontakt's Festering Mashup)
Kontakt 72: Live @ Feelin' Saucey - September Podcast
September 30, 2014 09:33 PM PDT
What can I say about this night? It was totally amazing opening up for the man who turned my ears on to House almost 8 years ago. D:Fuse changed my life! It was a huge, huge honor to set up the floor for him at Feelin Saucey. I waited years for this moment... It was worth it. Sharing smiles with someone I look up to so much for his great music and live act skills behind the decks was something I'll never forget. Can't wait to do it again!
It was really great to play in a warehouse again. It's been a while! So I opened up pretty strong with a bunch of my exclusive mashups and twisted house bangers. Mission Control is an awesome space for a party!
Recorded live @ Mission Control in Los Angeles.
1. H Man vs. Fatboy Slim - What The Manga (Kontakt's 2.5 Month Mashup)
Kontakt 71: Live @ Burning Man 2014 - August Podcast
September 18, 2014 07:10 PM PDT
Here it is, super late and just in time to be replaced by another live mix from my gig with D:Fuse next weekend!
But to keep with my consistency and the spirit of the podcast, the mix is now up!
Burning Man was insane as usual! Heres some flava from my sets out in the dust this year
1. Drumattic Twins - Crazy Love (Peo De Pitte 2010 Disco Edit)
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)
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...
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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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