skinny genes


Thanks phone cameras..

HARD usually likes to wait for one of their preceding concerts before they release future lineups, but I guess the excitement kept Destructo from waiting until HARD Summer. Audiotistic was last night and the floors were showered with flyers for the 4th annual HARD Haunted Mansion!!! Holy sh*t f*ck mother of god they’ve done it again. SOULWAX AND 2MANYDJS MAKE THEIR RETURN TO LA! I can’t let up on these guys. They consistently put together some of the top performances I’ve ever beared witness. This year is stacked with another all star lineup that HARD never leaves us without.

Of these artists, I’m excited to see: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, GOOSE, Skream & Benga, Fatboy Slim, and Tiga. As always I can never get tired of Fake Blood, Laidback Luke, Rusko, Skrillex, and 12th Planet. All in their respected order. It’s going to be another hell of a Halloween. Here we go for round 4!

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Thanks phone cameras..

HARD usually likes to wait for one of their preceding concerts before they release future lineups, but I guess the excitement kept Destructo from waiting until HARD Summer. Audiotistic was last night and the floors were showered with flyers for the 4th annual HARD Haunted Mansion!!! Holy sh*t f*ck mother of god they’ve done it again. SOULWAX AND 2MANYDJS MAKE THEIR RETURN TO LA! I can’t let up on these guys. They consistently put together some of the top performances I’ve ever beared witness. This year is stacked with another all star lineup that HARD never leaves us without.

Of these artists, I’m excited to see: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, GOOSE, Skream & Benga, Fatboy Slim, and Tiga. As always I can never get tired of Fake Blood, Laidback Luke, Rusko, Skrillex, and 12th Planet. All in their respected order. It’s going to be another hell of a Halloween. Here we go for round 4!


12FV

Goooood morning friends and fam. I usually don’t like to feel regretful of anything, because there’s no point in dwelling about something that’s out of your hands. BUT! I didn’t go to Audiotistic last night, and I really wish I did. I remember coming home last year and writing the second YOLO list after one of the craziest parties I’d ever been to. Bassnectar, Kid Cudi, A-Trak, Treasure Fingers, Harvard Bass, Kill the Noise..NOS Event Center is the best place for events like that, due to it’s sheer size and set up. The warehouses all surround this huge lake that Insomniac decks out with the most insane light fixtures you’ll ever see. DAMMIT! Next year…….besides, HARD Summer is FINALLY less than a week away, and I’m definitely ready. Let’s hang out!

YOLO53

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The M Machine – Trafalgar (Electronic)
Ratatat – Brooklyn Zoo – Intro (Hip Hop)
White Rabbits – Right Where They Left (Rock)
The Twelves – When You Talk (Indie/Electronic)
Gogol Bordello – Immidraniada (Bassnectar Mix) (Radio Edit) (Dubstep)
Dawn Golden, Rosy Cross – White Sun (Original Mix) (Chillwave)
Band of Horses – The General Specific (Indie)
Yeasayer – I Remember (Indie)
Austra – Lose It (Mark Pistel Vocal Remix) (Indie/Electronic)

AUDIOTISTIC 2010

Here are some videos I got from Audio last year just for sh*ts. It’ll definitely give you a good feel of how good I said it was. The best part about the whole thing was that you could walk all the way to the front of the warehouses if you wanted. I was right on the fence for A-Trak and Treasure Fingers. Gahhhhh:

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12FV

Goooood morning friends and fam. I usually don’t like to feel regretful of anything, because there’s no point in dwelling about something that’s out of your hands. BUT! I didn’t go to Audiotistic last night, and I really wish I did. I remember coming home last year and writing the second YOLO list after one of the craziest parties I’d ever been to. Bassnectar, Kid Cudi, A-Trak, Treasure Fingers, Harvard Bass, Kill the Noise..NOS Event Center is the best place for events like that, due to it’s sheer size and set up. The warehouses all surround this huge lake that Insomniac decks out with the most insane light fixtures you’ll ever see. DAMMIT! Next year…….besides, HARD Summer is FINALLY less than a week away, and I’m definitely ready. Let’s hang out!

YOLO53

^click for whole list

The M Machine – Trafalgar (Electronic)
Ratatat – Brooklyn Zoo – Intro (Hip Hop)
White Rabbits – Right Where They Left (Rock)
The Twelves – When You Talk (Indie/Electronic)
Gogol Bordello – Immidraniada (Bassnectar Mix) (Radio Edit) (Dubstep)
Dawn Golden, Rosy Cross – White Sun (Original Mix) (Chillwave)
Band of Horses – The General Specific (Indie)
Yeasayer – I Remember (Indie)
Austra – Lose It (Mark Pistel Vocal Remix) (Indie/Electronic)

AUDIOTISTIC 2010

Here are some videos I got from Audio last year just for sh*ts. It’ll definitely give you a good feel of how good I said it was. The best part about the whole thing was that you could walk all the way to the front of the warehouses if you wanted. I was right on the fence for A-Trak and Treasure Fingers. Gahhhhh:


A-Trak @ Voyeur (Photo: Mackenzie Bradley)

 

Woke up early Sunday morning to get ready for an adventure I didn’t know I was going to take. I found out about this show when Laidback Luke came to play back to back sets in May. Once at Voyeur and then straight to 4th&B to close out the night. L.E.D. events have a thing for two-a-days, and Fool’s Golds’ A-Trak and Treasure Fingers flew together for this one. I had one goal on Sunday and that was get to San Diego to see two hour sets from the best house DJs I know. My friends were dropping like flies, but Chronic Mncher wised up to the occasion and we made the drive. A-Trak and Treasure fingers were playing at Wave House and then rushing to Voyeur to do San Diego right.

Treasure Fingers was set to go on promptly from 5-7 and A-Trak was to follow from 7-9. Wave House has to be the coolest venue I’ve ever been to. Literally right on Mission Beach, packed with the most beautiful people from wall to wall. Right when you walk in you come up on their massive artificial wave. $40 an hour to ride or free to watch, so I just chilled and jammed to the bumping house until TF came on. We were graced with a straight two hour lounge set filled with the most consistent funk you can get. I will never get tired of it! He filled his set with his remixes of Innerpartysystem’s “It’s Not Getting Any Better” and Classixx “I’ll Get You.” Hey come and tell me do you like bass do ya do ya like bass. And he didn’t let up on his originals from the Lift Me EP. Fully funk-tional set that made the whole trip worth it in that very two hours.

TF set the tone but it was party time when A-Trak manned the decks, and everyone knew it. He never ceases to amaze and you can tell how much fun he’s having every time he spins a fresh set. You can’t fake that stuff. A-Trak played through what seemed to be a perfect Sunday sunset in San Diego and then disappeared to a roaring applause from the satisfied crowd. I had to make moves to catch the boys at Voyeur, so I jumped in the freezing beach showers, club attired myself, and snagged a ride downtown. I was so happy to see that both A-Trak and TF played different and equally amazing sets at both events. It proved that much more to me just how legit they are. A-Trak pumped out banger after banger. “Ray Ban Vision,” throwback tracks like his remix of “Oh!” and of course the Duck Sauce favs “aNYway,” “Barbra Streissand,” and “Big Bad Wolf,” which actually turns out to be much better as a live track than through headphones. Ahwoooooooowoowoowoo. Seeing A-Trak DJ from upstairs where I could see every knob turn, switch flip, record scratch, and beat match put him on a whole new level. He truly is the OGDJ, and I have yet to see his skills topped.

All in all, absolutely awesome day. I love going down to San Diego, because the scene seems to be so much more pure there. EVERYONE was dancing to the point of overwhelming heat and sweatiness, but no one seemed to care. Chants, dance circles, dirty dancing, pounding house music all added to make those two events some of the most fun parties I’ve been to. I’ve seen them both countless times, and I don’t plan on letting up anytime soon. I only wish I had my FlipCam with me to document, but you’re just going to have to see them for yourself next time they come around. I’ll definitely be there when they do, so let’s get down!

Media Fingers

Classixx – I’ll Get You (Treasure Fingers Remix)
Treasure Fingers – Lift Me (Original Mix)
N.A.S.A. – Gifted (Treasure Fingers Remix) Delightful Choice!


First time I caught Treasure Fingers was the closing set of
Audiotistic 2010 right after A-Trak. Best ending ever!

MediA-Trak

A-Trak Annie Mac Mini Mix
Boys Noize – Oh! (A-Trak Remix) ++throoowbaaackkk
A-Trak – Ray Ban Vision (Ft. CyHi da Prynce)


The SoCal debut of the “A” at Coachella topped with A-Trak’s relentless
beat juggling abilities. How can someone be so tight, yet hang so loose?

FULL POST


A-Trak @ Voyeur (Photo: Mackenzie Bradley)

 

Woke up early Sunday morning to get ready for an adventure I didn’t know I was going to take. I found out about this show when Laidback Luke came to play back to back sets in May. Once at Voyeur and then straight to 4th&B to close out the night. L.E.D. events have a thing for two-a-days, and Fool’s Golds’ A-Trak and Treasure Fingers flew together for this one. I had one goal on Sunday and that was get to San Diego to see two hour sets from the best house DJs I know. My friends were dropping like flies, but Chronic Mncher wised up to the occasion and we made the drive. A-Trak and Treasure fingers were playing at Wave House and then rushing to Voyeur to do San Diego right.

Treasure Fingers was set to go on promptly from 5-7 and A-Trak was to follow from 7-9. Wave House has to be the coolest venue I’ve ever been to. Literally right on Mission Beach, packed with the most beautiful people from wall to wall. Right when you walk in you come up on their massive artificial wave. $40 an hour to ride or free to watch, so I just chilled and jammed to the bumping house until TF came on. We were graced with a straight two hour lounge set filled with the most consistent funk you can get. I will never get tired of it! He filled his set with his remixes of Innerpartysystem’s “It’s Not Getting Any Better” and Classixx “I’ll Get You.” Hey come and tell me do you like bass do ya do ya like bass. And he didn’t let up on his originals from the Lift Me EP. Fully funk-tional set that made the whole trip worth it in that very two hours.

TF set the tone but it was party time when A-Trak manned the decks, and everyone knew it. He never ceases to amaze and you can tell how much fun he’s having every time he spins a fresh set. You can’t fake that stuff. A-Trak played through what seemed to be a perfect Sunday sunset in San Diego and then disappeared to a roaring applause from the satisfied crowd. I had to make moves to catch the boys at Voyeur, so I jumped in the freezing beach showers, club attired myself, and snagged a ride downtown. I was so happy to see that both A-Trak and TF played different and equally amazing sets at both events. It proved that much more to me just how legit they are. A-Trak pumped out banger after banger. “Ray Ban Vision,” throwback tracks like his remix of “Oh!” and of course the Duck Sauce favs “aNYway,” “Barbra Streissand,” and “Big Bad Wolf,” which actually turns out to be much better as a live track than through headphones. Ahwoooooooowoowoowoo. Seeing A-Trak DJ from upstairs where I could see every knob turn, switch flip, record scratch, and beat match put him on a whole new level. He truly is the OGDJ, and I have yet to see his skills topped.

All in all, absolutely awesome day. I love going down to San Diego, because the scene seems to be so much more pure there. EVERYONE was dancing to the point of overwhelming heat and sweatiness, but no one seemed to care. Chants, dance circles, dirty dancing, pounding house music all added to make those two events some of the most fun parties I’ve been to. I’ve seen them both countless times, and I don’t plan on letting up anytime soon. I only wish I had my FlipCam with me to document, but you’re just going to have to see them for yourself next time they come around. I’ll definitely be there when they do, so let’s get down!

Media Fingers

Classixx – I’ll Get You (Treasure Fingers Remix)
Treasure Fingers – Lift Me (Original Mix)
N.A.S.A. – Gifted (Treasure Fingers Remix) Delightful Choice!


First time I caught Treasure Fingers was the closing set of
Audiotistic 2010 right after A-Trak. Best ending ever!

MediA-Trak

A-Trak Annie Mac Mini Mix
Boys Noize – Oh! (A-Trak Remix) ++throoowbaaackkk
A-Trak – Ray Ban Vision (Ft. CyHi da Prynce)


The SoCal debut of the “A” at Coachella topped with A-Trak’s relentless
beat juggling abilities. How can someone be so tight, yet hang so loose?


12FV

What’s up everybody? Got YOLO53 zipped up and ready to go on time today finally. I had to wake up early today despite this throbbing hangover, because I’m about to leave to San Diego to see Treasure Fingers and A-Trak throw down two massive Fool’s Gold sets. Haven’t seen Treasure Fingers in too long, and A-Trak never disappoints. To top it all off, it’s at San Diego’s Wave House, which has one of those artificial waves I’ve been dying to give a go. I will keep you guys updated on our twitter so shoot us a follow. Enjoy the choonz.

YOLO53

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The S – Death & Rainbows (Electro House)
The S – Underdog (Electro House)
Breakwater – Release the Beast (Funk)
Chromeo – Hot Mess (Indie/Funk)
The Colour – Building Situations (Rock)
Phoenix – Victim Of The Crime (Indie)
Notorious B.I.G. – Things Done Changed (Hip Hop)
Andrew Bird – Imitosis (Indie)
Starfucker – The Wisdom of Insecurity (Indie)
SAVOY – Real People (Electro House)
Real Estate – Beach Comber (Indie/Chillwave)

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12FV

What’s up everybody? Got YOLO53 zipped up and ready to go on time today finally. I had to wake up early today despite this throbbing hangover, because I’m about to leave to San Diego to see Treasure Fingers and A-Trak throw down two massive Fool’s Gold sets. Haven’t seen Treasure Fingers in too long, and A-Trak never disappoints. To top it all off, it’s at San Diego’s Wave House, which has one of those artificial waves I’ve been dying to give a go. I will keep you guys updated on our twitter so shoot us a follow. Enjoy the choonz.

YOLO53

^click for whole list

The S – Death & Rainbows (Electro House)
The S – Underdog (Electro House)
Breakwater – Release the Beast (Funk)
Chromeo – Hot Mess (Indie/Funk)
The Colour – Building Situations (Rock)
Phoenix – Victim Of The Crime (Indie)
Notorious B.I.G. – Things Done Changed (Hip Hop)
Andrew Bird – Imitosis (Indie)
Starfucker – The Wisdom of Insecurity (Indie)
SAVOY – Real People (Electro House)
Real Estate – Beach Comber (Indie/Chillwave)

YOLO Mentions bring attention to special
songs featured in that week’s YOLO List. Get the latest list
here!

Portland, OR seems to be churning out quality indie bands like it’s going out of style, and Portugal. the Man stands apart from most. PTM has been showcasing their developing eclectic style since 2004. Their psychedelic influenced sound hints strongly towards the result of some serious drug experimentation early on, and I can’t say I’m too surprised. Their front man John Baldwin Gourley grew up in a technologically isolated log cabin in Alaska, where drug taking, music making, and dog sledding (in that order) were probably the extent of the activities to be involved in.

PTM is one of the few active bands that I’ve been following since they started putting out music, which really changes how you look at new releases. You have something to compare to. Something that you’ve attached yourself to in the past that makes you even more critical than someone who newly discovers them. Being a part of a band’s evolution of sound gives you a real special connection. Their experimental vibe on past albums has transformed from a “whoa, who spiked my lemonade with LSD” take on their first effort It’s Complicated Being A Wizard to a more rocky and developed jam band style in Church Mouth and The Satanic Satanist. Their whole journey has brought them to a middle ground of near perfection on their sixth studio album In the Mountain In the Cloud.

It didn’t take much longer than my first run through to realize how appropriately titled the album was. You’ll find yourself in the mountain as you listen to the rocky tracks like “So American” and “Got It All,” only to be hoisted up by “Senseless” and laid gently in the cloud with “All Your Light” and “Share With Me the Sun.” The closing song “Sleep Forever” is one of my favorites, but it is almost too suggestive towards an end of sorts. Let’s hope not! The album’s orchestral and gospel feel seam together in such a mastered way that I feel would surely secure this piece in the top albums of 2011.

They’re playing a free show in LA for everyone who supported their album which is SURE to be a ton of fun. Album release shows are the best! I know Witler is going to be making her way over there, and I’ve got my fingers crossed that I can get my work done and do the same. Check out the details on the show here and be sure to grab the album when you get the chance!

TRACKLIST

1. So American
2. Floating (Time Isn’t Working My Side)
3. Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)
4. Senseless
5. Head Is a Flame (Cool With It)
6. You Carried Us (Share With Me The Sun)
7. Everything You See (Kids Count Hallelujahs)
8. All Your Light (Times Like These)
9. Once Was One
10. Share With Me The Sun
11. Sleep Forever

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YOLO Mentions bring attention to special
songs featured in that week’s YOLO List. Get the latest list here!

Portland, OR seems to be churning out quality indie bands like it’s going out of style, and Portugal. the Man stands apart from most. PTM has been showcasing their developing eclectic style since 2004. Their psychedelic influenced sound hints strongly towards the result of some serious drug experimentation early on, and I can’t say I’m too surprised. Their front man John Baldwin Gourley grew up in a technologically isolated log cabin in Alaska, where drug taking, music making, and dog sledding (in that order) were probably the extent of the activities to be involved in.

PTM is one of the few active bands that I’ve been following since they started putting out music, which really changes how you look at new releases. You have something to compare to. Something that you’ve attached yourself to in the past that makes you even more critical than someone who newly discovers them. Being a part of a band’s evolution of sound gives you a real special connection. Their experimental vibe on past albums has transformed from a “whoa, who spiked my lemonade with LSD” take on their first effort It’s Complicated Being A Wizard to a more rocky and developed jam band style in Church Mouth and The Satanic Satanist. Their whole journey has brought them to a middle ground of near perfection on their sixth studio album In the Mountain In the Cloud.

It didn’t take much longer than my first run through to realize how appropriately titled the album was. You’ll find yourself in the mountain as you listen to the rocky tracks like “So American” and “Got It All,” only to be hoisted up by “Senseless” and laid gently in the cloud with “All Your Light” and “Share With Me the Sun.” The closing song “Sleep Forever” is one of my favorites, but it is almost too suggestive towards an end of sorts. Let’s hope not! The album’s orchestral and gospel feel seam together in such a mastered way that I feel would surely secure this piece in the top albums of 2011.

They’re playing a free show in LA for everyone who supported their album which is SURE to be a ton of fun. Album release shows are the best! I know Witler is going to be making her way over there, and I’ve got my fingers crossed that I can get my work done and do the same. Check out the details on the show here and be sure to grab the album when you get the chance!

TRACKLIST

1. So American
2. Floating (Time Isn’t Working My Side)
3. Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)
4. Senseless
5. Head Is a Flame (Cool With It)
6. You Carried Us (Share With Me The Sun)
7. Everything You See (Kids Count Hallelujahs)
8. All Your Light (Times Like These)
9. Once Was One
10. Share With Me The Sun
11. Sleep Forever


12FV

Hello friends! So much good new music this week, and I’m happy to say that it’s more in the indie and rock realm. There’s always a fresh flow of electronic music coming through, so I get a major positive mood change when I listen to a solid new album. I’m speaking mainly about Portugal. The Man, who have their seventh studio album being released on the 19th. In support of this release, they are playing a “free” intimate show for anyone that shows proof of purchase of their album. $10 show? Pretty reasonable. Spaces are limited! More details here. The album is probably my favorite of theirs yet. So cool to see a bands sound develop through the years and PTM have come together real nicely. Anyhow, here’s #52. Threw up a couple off the PTM cd that I really like, some other essential indie rock jams, and the necessary electronic bangers. DILLON FRANCIS IS THE FUTURE!

YOLO52

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Portugal. The Man – All Your Light (Times Like These) (Indie/Psych Rock)
Portugal. The Man – Sleep Forever (Indie/Psych Rock)
Timetakers – She Blows (Whistle Tune) (Dillon Francis Remix) (Moombahton)
Pendulum – The Island (Madeon Remix) (Electronic)
Small Black – Kings of Animals (Chillwave)
The Kooks – Always Where I Need To Be (Rock)
The Kooks – Gap (Rock)
Toddla T – Watch Me Dance (SebastiAn Remix) (Electronic)
Avicii – Sweet Dreams (Avicii Sweeder Dreams Mix) (House)

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12FV

Hello friends! So much good new music this week, and I’m happy to say that it’s more in the indie and rock realm. There’s always a fresh flow of electronic music coming through, so I get a major positive mood change when I listen to a solid new album. I’m speaking mainly about Portugal. The Man, who have their seventh studio album being released on the 19th. In support of this release, they are playing a “free” intimate show for anyone that shows proof of purchase of their album. $10 show? Pretty reasonable. Spaces are limited! More details here. The album is probably my favorite of theirs yet. So cool to see a bands sound develop through the years and PTM have come together real nicely. Anyhow, here’s #52. Threw up a couple off the PTM cd that I really like, some other essential indie rock jams, and the necessary electronic bangers. DILLON FRANCIS IS THE FUTURE!

YOLO52

^click for whole list

Portugal. The Man – All Your Light (Times Like These) (Indie/Psych Rock)
Portugal. The Man – Sleep Forever (Indie/Psych Rock)
Timetakers – She Blows (Whistle Tune) (Dillon Francis Remix) (Moombahton)
Pendulum – The Island (Madeon Remix) (Electronic)
Small Black – Kings of Animals (Chillwave)
The Kooks – Always Where I Need To Be (Rock)
The Kooks – Gap (Rock)
Toddla T – Watch Me Dance (SebastiAn Remix) (Electronic)
Avicii – Sweet Dreams (Avicii Sweeder Dreams Mix) (House)

I was trying to do homework until I “accidentally” went on Facebook and saw this song posted. I love when accidents prove to be good things, because I’m blasting this at levels right now. Calvin Harris‘s new single “Feel So Close” is coming out with an all star lineup of remixes by the likes of Benny Benassi, Dillon Francis and Nero. The others have some pretty damn big shoes to fill, because the bar has been set. Nero proves once again their dominance in the realm of melodic dubstep that maintains its hard hitting status. This song does all the right things. A build up and drop to get lost in, filled with slamming bass on top of Calvin Harris’s oh so desirable vocals. The combination couldn’t have come together more beautifully. A masterpiece in its own right. I’m losing my patience waiting for these remixes to drop on Aug 21 (Preorder here).

Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Nero Remix)

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I was trying to do homework until I “accidentally” went on Facebook and saw this song posted. I love when accidents prove to be good things, because I’m blasting this at levels right now. Calvin Harris‘s new single “Feel So Close” is coming out with an all star lineup of remixes by the likes of Benny Benassi, Dillon Francis and Nero. The others have some pretty damn big shoes to fill, because the bar has been set. Nero proves once again their dominance in the realm of melodic dubstep that maintains its hard hitting status. This song does all the right things. A build up and drop to get lost in, filled with slamming bass on top of Calvin Harris’s oh so desirable vocals. The combination couldn’t have come together more beautifully. A masterpiece in its own right. I’m losing my patience waiting for these remixes to drop on Aug 21 (Preorder here).

Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Nero Remix)