Kontakt 87: Live in VA for NYE - December Podcast
January 30, 2016 05:02 PM PST
Here is a fresh set thrown down with some new stuff and some old stuff, some recent and a couple I had planned to hold back for a while.
Things got wild at this private New Years party I had with friends in Virginia.
I had an awesome time throwing down pretty much whatever I felt like.
So this month the story is short, and the mix is sweet.
1. Pryda vs Celeda - Underground Is Armed (Peter Brown Bootleg 2007)
December 15, 2015 07:56 PM PST
So proud to have finally unleashed the energy I've been holding in for Carpe Noctem for the last few years. This party was so long awaited, and came together so awesomely, it was unbelievable. Altered States crew nailed it hard on this party that went past 6 am. Super underground, super weird, amazingly high energy. Live art, fire, freedom. It was all around amazing.
It was an awesome opportunity for me to get back in to a groove I don't often touch on, but I have a big feeling for. The more minimal, hypnotic, pulsing sound I get in to sometimes. Some call it techno, some call it house. I personally don't know what to call it, but this is a pretty solid defining mix of the groove.
I opened up for a Dirty Bird records DJ, Sacha Robotti, who is a really killer DJ with an organic grimy edge. What an experience to open for someone who plays the stuff he does. I had quite a creative license. And I exercised it well.
I tacked a closing track on to the end that I didn't have time to drop, hope you can appreciate.
On to the beats my friends...
1. Thomas Schumacher - Kickschool 79
December 11, 2015 05:10 PM PST
I know the whole Krakken thing is played out, but this one has a dual meaning. First, it was a dope pirate bar at Burning Seed in Australia, and second, it was one of my favorite words from my cross-Australia desert road trip.
October was a huge month for me. I traversed Australia by three means of transportation, hit up festivals in 2 hemispheres, made friends on far away islands, and left a trail of fat beats everywhere I went.
I dug ditches on the dancefloor and saw the most massive sunsets to date.
Enough words, heres the music.
1. Kraak & Smaak - Plastic People (Deetron dub)
November 25, 2015 02:49 PM PST
I found myself in Australia for quite a while after Burning Man. i hit some festivals, did a massive road trip, and camped across the country. It was wild! From living in the dirt to a condo on the beach, I really set out to experience as much of Australia as I possibly could. I basically moved there.
A big thanks to all my friends who got me gigs and places to stay.
I spent a fair amount of time in Bondi, near the legendary beach - that Fatboy Slim played massive partys at in the past. Being there was very inspiring musically because it has always been a place that in my mind went hand in hand with a certain vibe of house music.
This is that vibe.
1. Julio Bashmore - Battle For Middle You
October 28, 2015 02:31 AM PDT
What a gift it was to be able to play on top of the wild camp Laka Laka bus during the man burning at Burning Man. Nothing compares for me to rocking the place while watching the gigantic fire, explosions, and fireworks of the man burning at Burning Man.
Right before my set, I was hanging out with Carl Cox inside of a giant mobile inflatable bouncy castle. We were having a moment that's for sure. His camp was right next to my bar, Rat Trap, and the people from next door had been hanging out at our place all week, more than their own. They didn't have a bar, and ours was rowdy as fuck!
The burn time was closing upon us, so I told Carl...
"Carl Cox, I'm really sorry - but I've got to go DJ on top of a bus during the burn, I hate to go but this has to happen"
He asked me where at...
Oh the joys of Burning Man~
Big shout out to my new friends at White Ocean! Thanks so much for making me feel like a part of your family
Anyway - the set went down kinda like this
1. Something Good - 1.28 AM
August 21, 2015 11:57 PM PDT
Wow - Florida was BANGIN this month! From oldskool to nu-skool, the breaks were flowing heavy! So many legends out every weekend, throwing down the real deal. madness. Favorites back to back. Legendary lineups. All just another weekend in central Florida. Tampa is big back on the map now and Orlando is kickin it up a notch. Everyone knows breaks are going to blow up big. It's just a matter of waiting. Shit we might wait forever but the music is primo right now and that's what really matters, right?
I heard so much amazing new material in the last month, that I had to do a throwback set full of some of my inspirations to be a producer and DJ.
All of these tracks bring back awesome dancefloor memories.
Plus Dave London, Rob E, and some other crazy fools were dropping new remixes of old skool jams that really brought back the vibes.
Back in LA now, prepping for Burning Man, Florida isnt just a memory. I'm taking it to the desert with me.
Big ups to Dave London, TJ Fonik, Mazor Promotions, Love & Light, and Sharaz for making so much, including this podcast, possible!
1. DJ Icey - Land Of Boom
August 04, 2015 09:31 AM PDT
Yep, still running a month behind. But catching up. This ones been done for two weeks, but I've been on the move and prepping for Burning Man so it sat on the desk going nowhere for a while.
There is a huge variety of Breakbeats out today, and some are sort of outside of my comfort zone. BassAnus is one of our label artists who steps up to the plate to take car of throwing down the more new school and aggressive noize.
This month we did a tag team set which came together great, putting together some of the freshest new school sounds with some killer oldskool beats and mash up material.
BIG ups to BassAnus for taking care of the jams, and for keeping it weird!
1. Bassbin Twins - The Lock
Kontakt 80: Procrossdanation - May Podcast
June 30, 2015 04:15 PM PDT
Between travelling to far away places and sitting around without decent broadband internet for the last month and a half, I put off mixing my podcast for an entire month.
So this one is as late as ever.
If I wasn't so in to being seasonal, I would only have numbers for these. That's my plan for the upcoming podcast from Kontakt Recordings called UDM - Underground Dance Music.
I hope to get it launched soon!
1. Slighter - Devil's Details (Future Funk Squad Remix)
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!
Kontakt 78: Just A Reminder - March Podcast
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)
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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