Wednesday, March 30, 2011
And hello real world.
I came back broke, exhausted, hungry, sleep deprived, and phoneless.
Getting back to life seems harder and harder, anybody else out there feel the same?
Will be back soon with a recap.
Friday, March 25, 2011
1:02 AM - I'm finally one step closer to Miami in car service travelling from Orlando to Miami with two random teenage girls going to Ultra. Today has been an odessy. My original flight into Miami got cancelled after fucken fuel tank fire at MIA airport. seriously just my luck. I would hbe even know this if it wasn't for my friend Melissa, which was on my same flight. THANK YOU! And thank you American Airlines, for NOT ending me an email to let me know, pricks! Panic ensued, not to mention shit was tops turvy at work. Today was not a good day. So I reached out to my friends and I'm so grateful to have Saint Ali in my life. As soon as he heard what was happening to me he offered his skymiles like it was nothing just to get me in to Miami as quickly as possible. I'm forever in debit, that's one of the nicest selfless things anyone ha done for me in a while, and maybe ever. Even though I have the means to get to Miami, the next challenge was finding a flight. Not easy when everyone else who had their flight cancelled is going to Miami too. More bad news, everything is sold out into FLL and West Palm, with in 50 miles of my departure city NYC. And I'm still stuck at work dealing with all sorts of bullshit that went wrong.
After some heavy searches trying all sorts of possible trip combination I found one last hope.
JFK to FLL - NO!
LGA to FLL - NO!
Newark to FLL - NO!
Connecticut to FLL - NO!
BINGO! I found one more bad news, JFK to MCO Orlando - YES! I'll take it.
Next challenge, how to get from Orlando to Miami? The quickest cheapest way possible.
Well if you thought logically you would say, rent a car WRONG! guess what? 175$ dollar fee for a one way trip! This doesn't include tax, actual daily rental fee, and lets not forget insurance for grand total of 278$ Are freaking kidding me. More bad news, great.
Next option well maybe I can fly there? MIA is still shut down because of the fire, and every thing is sold out from MCO to anywhere near Miami.
What do I do?.... What do I do? Use this pea brain of yours... Think... Lightbulb flickers off in my brain. Suddenly It occurs to me that I should talk to the flight attendant, maybe there are more people that got stranded cause of the fire. I share my story with Delta flight crew and they agree to make an announcement. Hey what do I have to lose not a damn thing. As we're about to land one of them makes the announcement, with in two seconds - the teens speak up thy they have a car service waiting for them and the have space for one more! This is the first good news today. And here I'm 154 miles closer to Miami.
I keep having to remind myself why I'm doing this... To have a good time because life is too short, to be with people I love, and yes to forget about the real world!
3:20 AM - getting closer and closer, 41.3 miles till fun times. Looks like I'm going to make the Tikki after all, 5:00 AM boring time. Remember those question on math test, if train A travels at blah blah blah. My version goes if one desperate techno tourist travels 80 miles an hour and has 41.3 miles to go when will the techno tourist arrive to there final designation? The answer is just in time to make it on board that boat. Ha ha.
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
Exclusively due out digitally via Beatport today, March 16th, 2011!!
From 0-1 presents "Pet The Ceiling", a smashing single by new Seattle producer, Ctrl Alt Dlt. Ctrl Alt Dlt is Chris Aldrich of Seattle, formerly Detroit. For his first release 'Pet The Ceiling', Ctrl Alt Dlt takes his creation and collaborates with Milkplant on engineering and mixing duties and delivers a substantial single. The original mix commands a powerful tribal Dub Techhouse attitude designed and tested for those who want to take it higher, sure to take them up to the ceiling. Unique and original, this track is not one to pigeonhole.
Starting off the round of remixes, Detroit (now Berlin) legend Derek Plaslaiko follows up his impressive debut on Perc Trax with an excellent clangy, raw tribal number that gets heady and spaced out deep inside. The second remix comes in as a long distance collab between Portland, Oregon based producer Let's Go Outside and San Francisco based producer Milkplant bringing you a no-holds-barred funky techno stormer. This track is all about the peak time hours, play it loud!! Following up is a phenomenal deep, and 'stripped to the essentials' crawly beast that is Sone's Dub Tool. One couldn't take a track and par it down to it's most basic elements any better. And wrapping up the remixes Aaron Nesbit takes a stripped down approach, yielding a fantastic raw flavored track reminiscent of something off early Hot Mix 5 (think Micky Oliver). As always thanks for the listen, and the support!!
USE THIS LINK TO BUY THE RELEASE: http://from0-1.com/releases.html
Here's what artists around the planet have to say...
Perc- (Perc Trax, Stroboscopic Artefacts) 8/10 "Derek's remix and the Milkplant & LGO remix are both cool. I'll give it a go in Greece this weekend. Thanks!
Ben Sims- (Drumcode, Hardgroove, CLR) 8/10 "Feeling the 'Milkplant & Let's Go Outside' remix, great little groover. Support. Thx!
Tim Xavier- (Mo's Ferry, LTD400, Clink) 9/10 "Some really good tracks here, thanks!!!"
Audio Injection- (Electric Deluxe, Droid, Sleaze) 10/10 "Really good stuff!!"
Slam- (Soma, Paragraph, Drumcode) 7/10 "Will play this - excellent remixes - Thanx!"
Bryan Zentz- (From 0-1, Plus 8, Bitten) 8/10 "First time I've heard Ctrl Alt Dlt's music and I dig it. Really cool remixes too. Each one has its own purpose and vibe. Fave is Derek's, but Aaron's really stands out as something different and does have the spirit of jack in there..."
Lars Klein- (LK Rec, Audio Assault, ARMS) 8/10 "Derek Plaslaiko Remix and Sone's Dub Tool are killer tracks. Support."
Drumcell- (Droid, CLR, Railyard) 6/10 "Cool EP all around... really digging the Plasaiko and Milkplant & LGO mixes... top notch."
DJ Pauze- (Hard Signal, Fine Audio Recordings, Hydraulix) 7/10 "Incredible release! Plaslaiko Remix is doing it for me!"
E.Spleece- (Blank, Exchange Bureau Music) 8/10 "Dope track! Gonna play it tonight!"
Dave Twomey- (MYMTokyo) 8/10 "Aaron Nesbit & Plaslaiko mixes for me... hot"
Joe Stawarz- (Soma, Itinerant) 7/10 "Sone's Dub Tool for me. Nice and gradual tension builder."
Cyanwave- (From 0-1, Innerflight) 8/10 "Good all around release. Feeling the funky vibe on Nesbit's remix the most."
JAK- 7/10 (Subsensory) "Damn guys, this is some HEADY MUSIC!!!!! Leaning toward Nesbit's mix but I gotta let this one marinate to capture the full flavor:)"
John Massey- (From 0-1, Droid, Hardsignal) 10/10 "Amazing all the way around-Sone's Dub is a beast-Me likey!!!"
Complicit- 8/10 "Serious heat! Nice diversity of styles represented, I would potentially play each mix to the right crowd; first class business throughout. Props to Chris for encapsulating the concept of 'petting the ceiling' in sound; a spot-on synonym for finding your happy place on the dancefloor."
James Grindle (aka Grindle)- 9/10 "Is that Anna's voice? Entire EP is very well produced but the remix by Aaron Nesbit is gripping my balls the hardest."
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
REBELRAVE 10 - "The Inca Rave"
Out April 2011
"Get Lost" in Miami WMC 2011
Saturday 26th March
Limited tickets available: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?228285
Solomun: Daddy Jam (http://www.junodownload.com/products/daddys-jam/1706714-02/)
Russ Yallop: The Crossroads (unreleased)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
NOW FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL IN DETROIT, MAY 28-30
Sven Väth, Visionquest, Kerri Chandler, Green Velvet, Bruce Bailey, Mimosa & More
DETROIT, February 28, 2011—Paxahau, producers of the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit announce the names of 20 acts already confirmed to perform May 28-30 in downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza; a limited number of $50 early bird weekend passes are now available through www.paxahau.com/festival.
“The Electronic Music Festival in Detroit is an institution,” said Festival Talent Director Chuck Flask. “Each year we aim to showcase the best international talent alongside the legends of Detroit Techno.”
One of the 20 acts announced today was Sven Väth, considered among the first DJs to play trance records, and founder of the legendary trance music label Harthouse, will be performing in Detroit for Movement 2011.
“Sven has been on our list of artist performances we wanted to be able to offer Electronic Music Festival attendees for years,” said Flask. “His presence at this year’s festival is an example of how the Detroit festival has evolved to become a major tour stop for world-renowned artists.”
Also announced was Visionquest—Seth Troxler, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves and Lee Curtiss—an innovative and exciting new breed of DJ/producers from Detroit that are often featured with two members performing together live, and the other two DJing in the same set.
The list of 20 acts in alphabetical order is as follows:
- Ana Sia
- Art Department
- Bruce Bailey
- Cio D'or
- Dam-Funk & Master Blazter – live
- DJ T-1000
- Echospace – live
- Green Velvet – live
- Kerri Chandler
- Marcel Dettman
- Shlomi Aber
- Skrillex – live
- Soul Clap
- Sven Väth
- Visionquest – live/dj
Limited Number of Early Bird Weekend Passes Available Now
A limited number of early bird weekend passes are now available for only $50. Visit the online ticket store at www.paxahau.com/festival to purchase a three-day pass today.
About the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit
Paxahau’s Electronic Music Festival, Movement, is an internationally recognized music marathon that delivers three days and three nights of non-stop performances from more than 100 artists across five stages set in an outdoor plaza located along the Detroit River.
Headlining talent from around the world performs alongside legendary hometown heroes as thousands of festival-goers dance to the music, and then keep the celebrations going at a full roster of epic after parties. Nearly 100,000 people from across the globe attended the festival in 2010.
The Movement Electronic Music Festival was voted “Best Annual Event” by the Real Detroit Weekly reader’s survey in 2011 and 2010. In 2010 the festival was number one on the New York Post’s ‘10 Outstanding Music Fests’ list. Resident Advisor named Movement Electronic Music Festival as its “Festival of the Month” in May of 2010, 2008 & 2007. Metromix.com readers named the Movement Electronic Music Festival “Best Festival in 2009.” URB Magazine readers named Movement 2008 as its "Festival of the Year." URB Magazine named Paxahau Promotions Group “Promoter of the Year” in 2004.
Line up in alphabetical order
Definitely worth checking out :)
Additional Teksupport Miami Events
(Day) March 25 | National Hotel Pool Party | Hideout vs. Moon Harbour Recordings Showcase
Dubfire - Matthias Tanzmann - Davide Squillace - Luca Bacchetti - Audiofly - Guti - Boris Werner - Arado - Carola Pisaturo - Luna City Express
(Night) March 27 | Eden Terrace Downtown Miami | Closing Party Showcase with Inmotion Music vs. BluFin
15th Annual Ovum Party in Miami
The time has once again come to announce the talent lineup for Josh Wink’s annual Ovum party in Miami. As expected, the lineup showcases the best and brightest talents in music today, but this time around, Josh and co will be raising the intensity by doing B2B performances. Always a night full or surprises, amazing music and great friends, Ovum @ Shine is an institution in Miami and a MUST ATTEND event for all who simply love to get down!
Please join us on March 24 at the Shelborne Hotel (Shine) in beautiful Miami Beach for the 15th annual Ovum party! It’s gonna be ‘one of those nights’ for sure!
Cant see the flyer? Its attached and on FB: