Happy days! Don’t want to run on too long here, just wanted to say how awesome the free Starfucker / Nosaj Thing show was at USC. So cool. It was set up at a park inside their campus, and just…ugh. Those lucky bastards! UCI needs some shit like that. I caught another drumstick! I think that puts me in the double digits of drum sticks I’ve gotten. I gave it away though. I already have a drumstick from their past SoCal shows haha. Oh yeah! My birthday is tomorrow. What to do….what to do. For now, I’ll leave you with this quote:
The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
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I don’t care how big or mainstream someone gets, as long as they’re still making the music that made me like them in the first place. “We Found Love,” for example, does not embody the Calvin Harris I love. Anyone who’s followed Deadmau5 or A-Trak from the beginning knows these guys got where they are off of just doing them and being really damn good at it.
Take two of Deadmau5′s new tracks: Maths and Get In The Cart, Pig. Both showcasing the best of his polar opposite sides, hard electro and progressive. Kinda like The Reward Is Cheese or Strobe. And A-Trak’s new songs show a bit of his hip hop background and his keen ability to make banging indie dance tracks from remixes. Reminds me of Ray Ban Vision or his Heads Will Roll remix. I stand by these two!
Good evening fellow music seekers. Had another all around good week, especially in regards to the new music I picked up. I just gotta say how happy I am that Deadmau5 put out another super epic track and it’s better than anything I could ask for…IMO! Also FINALLY got to see Knife Party last night (and Kill the Noise Post-KillKillKill EP). They both were SO FUN! It was a hard show to be relatively sober for, because everyone from beginning to end played high energy sets that got the crowd very involved in. The security guards couldn’t handle us. G’damn. I love that shit. But at the end I was so dead and sweaty I made the guy from Bedazzled look dry. Here’s a video of a new song Knife Party made just for LA >:] Enjoy #83!
It’s getting harder and harder to focus on school lately, especially with my increasing desires to go to all the concerts that are happening in Southern California. Call it a crippling addiction? I don’t care. I love it. And I love sharing these experiences with you guys! No better way to live in “the now” than at a concert with like-minded people. Here’s how last week went:
Young the Giant SOMA San Diego 2/10
Young the Giant set sail on their most epic headlining tour last week. Sold out date after sold out date and we were there to document part of it! San Diego brought the heat, and I haven’t seen that sort of energy from a crowd for this kinda music in much much too long. Big things are headed their way! Check back with us for the video interview in the next few days.
A-Trak/Diplo Belasco Theatre LA 2/11
First off, the bass is a little overwhelming at first, but it gets better! I was wondering how they were going to split the set times for the Pre-Gramy party, and when I saw A-Trak and Diplo were playing together I freaked. It was just bound to be a party, considering the different types of DJs they are. Apparently the last time they did it was 2006? Two of the biggest DJs in our game. Killing it.
SkrillexBelasco Theatre LA 2/11
Fuck the hype. Skrillex is always so fun to see! His music cut out at the beginning for some reason, and it’s starting to seem like a trend with him at this point? Whatever. We got the biggest pit going for his entire set! Took me back to my hardcore days. I know a lot of you may not appreciate that, but Sonny would. If you can’t handle the pit then stay out of the shit! On another note, slipped and cut my hand open on some broken glass. Shouts to the chick who gave me hand sanitizer. That shit burned.
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour The Echoplex LA 2/14
Finally got to catch the epic organization that is The Asteroids Galaxy Tour on Valentine’s day, and what more can I say than “WOW!” A lot more actually…these guys were just as glorious live as I had imagined. One guy on trombone, another on the sax. The guitarist and the bassist and the drummer just getting down super groovy with the sickest, psychedelic aura about them. Everyone was switching on and off the keys/synths which made for one of the coolest live performance from a band that I’ve seen in a long time. Not to mention how hot and sexy front lady Mette Lindberg was. She brought it all together in a hot new way. Highly recommend seeing them or listening to them if you can. Their new album “Out of Frequency” is going to need some serious competition to beat it for best album of 2012. Yeah I said it.
I wish I was still into video games, or that I at least had time to play them because their soundtracks are becoming more keen to the harder shit. If you don’t know already, EA Sports’ Syndicate is an action game set in 2069, and it’s looking to be a promising experience for everyone who’s into that stuff. The main track is getting some relatively high key remixes from Skrillex, Digitalism, Flux Pavillion and now NERO…so far. Nero’s version sets up an orchestral take that they’re SO good at weaving in with borderline lethal levels of bass. The song is set to download for free on their SoundCloud, so I linked it below. Easy enough. Cool shit I found out today though, Dillon Francis will be supporting the American leg of their world tour! So fresh. So clean.
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