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Goood morning friends. Day 3 in San Francisco for Outside Lands, and I’m kinda bummed it’s coming to a close. Another successful weekend, for sure. I got a lot to share! Make sure you check out the videos we got on our youtube page in the mean time. Deadmau5 or Arcade Fire tonight?

And before I forget, the winner of this week’s IDentity Ticket Giveaway, is Keith Piazza! Little man, big bass. Congratulations! We’ll send your tix over asap. See you there!!

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Jay-Z and Kanye West – Murder to Excellence (Hip Hop)
Gesaffelstein – Viol (Techno)
Azari & III – Into The Night (House)
Azari & III – Reckless (With Your Love) (House)
Knife Party feat. Skrillex – Zoology (Teaser) (Moombahcore?)
Fytch, Captain Crunch, Carmen Forbes – Raindrops (Dubstep)
Devendra Banhart – Long Haired Child (Indie)
Late of the Pier – Mad Dogs And Englishmen (Alternative)
Mustard Pimp – Figaro Fist Pump(Electronic)

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12FV

Goood morning friends. Day 3 in San Francisco for Outside Lands, and I’m kinda bummed it’s coming to a close. Another successful weekend, for sure. I got a lot to share! Make sure you check out the videos we got on our youtube page in the mean time. Deadmau5 or Arcade Fire tonight?

And before I forget, the winner of this week’s IDentity Ticket Giveaway, is Keith Piazza! Little man, big bass. Congratulations! We’ll send your tix over asap. See you there!!

YOLO56

^click for whole list

Jay-Z and Kanye West – Murder to Excellence (Hip Hop)
Gesaffelstein – Viol (Techno)
Azari & III – Into The Night (House)
Azari & III – Reckless (With Your Love) (House)
Knife Party feat. Skrillex – Zoology (Teaser) (Moombahcore?)
Fytch, Captain Crunch, Carmen Forbes – Raindrops (Dubstep)
Devendra Banhart – Long Haired Child (Indie)
Late of the Pier – Mad Dogs And Englishmen (Alternative)
Mustard Pimp – Figaro Fist Pump(Electronic)

I’ve been infected! The moombahton bite is the most contagious, and it’s spreading faster than a fire in a field of Fergie vinyls. Dillon Francis should be a household name at this point, especially in the spect of this blog. As moombahton makes its way into the libraries of those eager for what’s next, Dillon sits comfortably at the throne. Setting the bar for anything and everything that is and will be moombah. His bass lines are rumbling. So easy to get up and bounce to. A nonstop combo of dutch house, snares and bass kicks with a Latin spice that leaves you refusing an antidote. He’s remixed the likes of Calvin Harris, CSS, Chase & Status, DJ Fresh and more. Supported by Diplo and is pretty much all Mad Decent has going for them right now (judging by their first compilation), so you know this guy is here to play.

The best part is this dudes consistency. He releases remixes and original pieces almost weekly. You’d bet with a heap of tracks, a few of them would seem rushed or incomplete, but nay! Dillon continues to surprise me. His talents extend past moombahton and begin with his dubstep origins, where he thought he found his niche. He has this keen ability to use his sounds so effectively with everything and doesn’t seem to repeat himself. I’ve never followed a DJ that puts out remixes and originals across genres at the level that he has. He has some serious talent that needs to be acknowledged AND a live show to match! I’ve seen him twice the past couple weeks, and I’m here to confirm that Dillon Francis throws down in all realms. Pick this ish up before the bro down the street has this bumping out of his portable Budweiser stereo system. The future of electronic music is here everyone!

Here are some of my favorite tracks from him. Most are songs that I’ve showed to people to try to get them into moombahton. Let me just say that I have a very high success rate haha Peep his soundcloud for the rest.

Moombah Goods

Timetakers – She Blows (Whistle Tune) (Dillon Francis Remix)
Dillon Francis – Masta Blasta
Dillon Francis – Que Que (Ft. Maluca)
Dillon Francis – Beautician 2.0
Toddla T – Take It Back (Dillon Francis Remix)

Dubstoop

Dillon Francis – Beautician

This EP was released for free because Dillon couldn’t get all the samples they used approved. He made it with Cory Enemy, his mentor and part of the reason Dillon is who he is. All.Fo.Free

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I’ve been infected! The moombahton bite is the most contagious, and it’s spreading faster than a fire in a field of Fergie vinyls. Dillon Francis should be a household name at this point, especially in the spect of this blog. As moombahton makes its way into the libraries of those eager for what’s next, Dillon sits comfortably at the throne. Setting the bar for anything and everything that is and will be moombah. His bass lines are rumbling. So easy to get up and bounce to. A nonstop combo of dutch house, snares and bass kicks with a Latin spice that leaves you refusing an antidote. He’s remixed the likes of Calvin Harris, CSS, Chase & Status, DJ Fresh and more. Supported by Diplo and is pretty much all Mad Decent has going for them right now (judging by their first compilation), so you know this guy is here to play.

The best part is this dudes consistency. He releases remixes and original pieces almost weekly. You’d bet with a heap of tracks, a few of them would seem rushed or incomplete, but nay! Dillon continues to surprise me. His talents extend past moombahton and begin with his dubstep origins, where he thought he found his niche. He has this keen ability to use his sounds so effectively with everything and doesn’t seem to repeat himself. I’ve never followed a DJ that puts out remixes and originals across genres at the level that he has. He has some serious talent that needs to be acknowledged AND a live show to match! I’ve seen him twice the past couple weeks, and I’m here to confirm that Dillon Francis throws down in all realms. Pick this ish up before the bro down the street has this bumping out of his portable Budweiser stereo system. The future of electronic music is here everyone!

Here are some of my favorite tracks from him. Most are songs that I’ve showed to people to try to get them into moombahton. Let me just say that I have a very high success rate haha Peep his soundcloud for the rest.

Moombah Goods

Timetakers – She Blows (Whistle Tune) (Dillon Francis Remix)
Dillon Francis – Masta Blasta
Dillon Francis – Que Que (Ft. Maluca)
Dillon Francis – Beautician 2.0
Toddla T – Take It Back (Dillon Francis Remix)

Dubstoop

Dillon Francis – Beautician

This EP was released for free because Dillon couldn’t get all the samples they used approved. He made it with Cory Enemy, his mentor and part of the reason Dillon is who he is. All.Fo.Free

August 6th 2011 marked the fourth annual HARD Summer Music Festival to be held, and the third to go down successfully. (people don’t forget!) If you were with me in 2009, I share the pain. All in good fun though! Gary Richards has long since redeemed himself. With the help of stacked lineup after stacked lineup in Los Angeles, and now through the rest of the country, HARD has established its superiority in the realm of memorable concerts. HARD Summer went off without a hitch, and I was fortunate enough to be there through the whole thing! I had my FlipCam handy and got to see all the future talent, while everyone else was at the already established names. Although it breaks my heart that I had to miss Jack Beats, Skrillex, and all of Boys Noize/Duck Sauce’s sets, I was happily tucked in the relatively crowd free stages. Here are the highlights from start to finish:

Dillon Francis 6:20-7:20

The first of the day. I actually got to the venue late and went through the line saying “Dillon Francis is on right now! If you know who he is, come with me. If you don’t, let me go!” After getting through the line way faster than expected and with a crew of Dillon Francis fans, the party had begun. Straight into the bassy moombah beats that I rushed through the crowd for. Dillon had everyone bouncing and definitely made it clear that he deserved a better slot.

Gesaffelstein 7:15-8:15 Delightful Mention!

Biggest surprise of the day. I hadn’t been able to get into his recordings before seeing him live, as it all made sense afterwards. True European techno with a musky feel that was new to me, but kept the crowd and me intrigued from start to finish. I wanted to record his whole set, because track after track was like nothing I had ever heard dropped before. This guy’s got some serious talent.

RATATAT 8:50-9:20 Runner Up!

Ratatat…..we finally meet. 10 feet back and center, I was ready to see the act I had been fawning over since I was in high school. One of the most creative sets I’ve bared witness. They had these huge screens that they had holographic images synced to the beat of the music. All the while, they were thrashing on their guitars or slamming the drum kits which added up to what I thought was going to be the best set of the night, til I saw Digitalism.

Siriusmo 9:20-10:20

All the hype surrounding Siriusmo had my expectations set high. He very rarely plays live shows, so this was supposed to be a treat. It also didn’t help that his full length Mosaik slaps, and I had it on repeat through the week. His set was kind of a let down overall. Although he had pretty solid song selection, his persona matched that of dude on his 6th straight hour of World of Warcraft. Focused. Poised. Ready to kill. But not that fun to watch.

Digitalism (Live) 10:20-11:30 Best Set!

I heard myths and legends about how these guys were live and I was ready to get down in support of their latest album I Love You, Dude. Right off the bat: live drummer. NOTHING compares to a live drummer for electronic sets. The drummer was an addition to their live show but was my favorite part. Through the drum machine slamming, singing, and synth tweaking, these guys delivered the highest energy set of the night. Great stuff.

James Murphy & Pat Mahoney 11:30-12

Another hyped set I had to get my groove on to was this 2 hour disco special inside the DFA tent. Coolest most unique vibes I’ve ever felt at any concert. This tent was lined with disco balls and lights that had me in a time machine to the 70s. So cool! Glad they did this.

Busy Pictionary 12-12:30

After not having this set in my initial plan, I thought I’d leave the DFA tent early to pay my respects to the one and only BUSY P. So Me was on side of the decks, doodling away while Pedro threw down tracks of the future. Got there just in time to see the unreleased Justice track live! (video)

Carte Blanche 12:30-1:15

After a hefty intro from Busy P, DJ Mehdi and Riton brought the funk. I made it front and center as pretty much everyone else was at Skrillex or Boys Noize, so the setting was pretty intimate. I was expecting more in comparison to some of their mixes I had heard before, but I still had fun. Mehdi seems like a real cool dude. He was dancing the whole time, getting the crowd involved, and that’s the shit that makes a difference in the end.

I wish I could have seen more of Boys Noize and Duck Sauce, but I managed to sneak off to see my main squeezes throwing down just as I thought they would. Los Angeles, this is how a concert is done right. You got your headliners. You got your surprises. You got your low key, future of music hopefuls. And you got the LA skyline as your back drop. Get ready for Haunted Mansion people. Probably my favorite party of the year, and this year’s may take the cake.

FULL POST

August 6th 2011 marked the fourth annual HARD Summer Music Festival to be held, and the third to go down successfully. (people don’t forget!) If you were with me in 2009, I share the pain. All in good fun though! Gary Richards has long since redeemed himself. With the help of stacked lineup after stacked lineup in Los Angeles, and now through the rest of the country, HARD has established its superiority in the realm of memorable concerts. HARD Summer went off without a hitch, and I was fortunate enough to be there through the whole thing! I had my FlipCam handy and got to see all the future talent, while everyone else was at the already established names. Although it breaks my heart that I had to miss Jack Beats, Skrillex, and all of Boys Noize/Duck Sauce’s sets, I was happily tucked in the relatively crowd free stages. Here are the highlights from start to finish:

Dillon Francis 6:20-7:20

The first of the day. I actually got to the venue late and went through the line saying “Dillon Francis is on right now! If you know who he is, come with me. If you don’t, let me go!” After getting through the line way faster than expected and with a crew of Dillon Francis fans, the party had begun. Straight into the bassy moombah beats that I rushed through the crowd for. Dillon had everyone bouncing and definitely made it clear that he deserved a better slot.

Gesaffelstein 7:15-8:15 Delightful Mention!

Biggest surprise of the day. I hadn’t been able to get into his recordings before seeing him live, as it all made sense afterwards. True European techno with a musky feel that was new to me, but kept the crowd and me intrigued from start to finish. I wanted to record his whole set, because track after track was like nothing I had ever heard dropped before. This guy’s got some serious talent.

RATATAT 8:50-9:20 Runner Up!

Ratatat…..we finally meet. 10 feet back and center, I was ready to see the act I had been fawning over since I was in high school. One of the most creative sets I’ve bared witness. They had these huge screens that they had holographic images synced to the beat of the music. All the while, they were thrashing on their guitars or slamming the drum kits which added up to what I thought was going to be the best set of the night, til I saw Digitalism.

Siriusmo 9:20-10:20

All the hype surrounding Siriusmo had my expectations set high. He very rarely plays live shows, so this was supposed to be a treat. It also didn’t help that his full length Mosaik slaps, and I had it on repeat through the week. His set was kind of a let down overall. Although he had pretty solid song selection, his persona matched that of dude on his 6th straight hour of World of Warcraft. Focused. Poised. Ready to kill. But not that fun to watch.

Digitalism (Live) 10:20-11:30 Best Set!

I heard myths and legends about how these guys were live and I was ready to get down in support of their latest album I Love You, Dude. Right off the bat: live drummer. NOTHING compares to a live drummer for electronic sets. The drummer was an addition to their live show but was my favorite part. Through the drum machine slamming, singing, and synth tweaking, these guys delivered the highest energy set of the night. Great stuff.

James Murphy & Pat Mahoney 11:30-12

Another hyped set I had to get my groove on to was this 2 hour disco special inside the DFA tent. Coolest most unique vibes I’ve ever felt at any concert. This tent was lined with disco balls and lights that had me in a time machine to the 70s. So cool! Glad they did this.

Busy Pictionary 12-12:30

After not having this set in my initial plan, I thought I’d leave the DFA tent early to pay my respects to the one and only BUSY P. So Me was on side of the decks, doodling away while Pedro threw down tracks of the future. Got there just in time to see the unreleased Justice track live! (video)

Carte Blanche 12:30-1:15

After a hefty intro from Busy P, DJ Mehdi and Riton brought the funk. I made it front and center as pretty much everyone else was at Skrillex or Boys Noize, so the setting was pretty intimate. I was expecting more in comparison to some of their mixes I had heard before, but I still had fun. Mehdi seems like a real cool dude. He was dancing the whole time, getting the crowd involved, and that’s the shit that makes a difference in the end.

I wish I could have seen more of Boys Noize and Duck Sauce, but I managed to sneak off to see my main squeezes throwing down just as I thought they would. Los Angeles, this is how a concert is done right. You got your headliners. You got your surprises. You got your low key, future of music hopefuls. And you got the LA skyline as your back drop. Get ready for Haunted Mansion people. Probably my favorite party of the year, and this year’s may take the cake.

The boys in green are back, and just like the above picture, this song is leaking with that grime and wob we’d expect from Jack Beats. Fresh off their HARD Summer exposé and despite being on tour, they’re still providing choons. Most likely it’s all in support of their album that was promised to come out by the end of the year. Anyhow, the track slaps. Pretty low key compared to what we usually get, but it carries the dirty vibes of any Jack Beats remix. Probably would love it more if I had a more extensive sound system than my laptop speakers. This will just have to do for now.

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The boys in green are back, and just like the above picture, this song is leaking with that grime and wob we’d expect from Jack Beats. Fresh off their HARD Summer exposé and despite being on tour, they’re still providing choons. Most likely it’s all in support of their album that was promised to come out by the end of the year. Anyhow, the track slaps. Pretty low key compared to what we usually get, but it carries the dirty vibes of any Jack Beats remix. Probably would love it more if I had a more extensive sound system than my laptop speakers. This will just have to do for now.

Dillon Francis, the moombahton and dubstep producing machine, refuses to cut down the amount of banging electro tunes he puts out. More often than not they’re free, and this one is no different. If you haven’t boarded the Dillon Francis train yet, this would be a good place to start. Classic moombah beat with a melodic chorus that holds you at zero gravity before the bass hits. Don’t be conservative with your volume on this one.

Willy Joy – Woman Like Me (Dillon Francis Remix)

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Dillon Francis, the moombahton and dubstep producing machine, refuses to cut down the amount of banging electro tunes he puts out. More often than not they’re free, and this one is no different. If you haven’t boarded the Dillon Francis train yet, this would be a good place to start. Classic moombah beat with a melodic chorus that holds you at zero gravity before the bass hits. Don’t be conservative with your volume on this one.

Willy Joy – Woman Like Me (Dillon Francis Remix)


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Anyone know where this is??

Happy Sunday friends! FIRST THINGS FIRST! The winner of the contest last week for one of our IDentity Ticket Giveaways is MIGUEL HARO! Fool got over 100 ‘likes’ on his comment! Never seen that happen unless you’re Deadmau5 or something. Go ahead and email us your mailing address to controlaltdelight[at]gmail[dot]com. Good stuff! This week’s contest will be a “name that caption” and the person with the best caption snags it. Make sure to tag your friends so you can get more likes! I’ll put the picture up later today on our facebook.

But yeah! Fresh off HARD Summer, and I just don’t even know what to think. It was something of a dream. I know it sounds corny, but I’ll write up a review with the best sets, you’d be surprised. I got so many good videos from everyone I saw too! Unreleased tracks yeaahh. I’ll be loading those up as soon as possible. HARDFEST continues to push the scene forward. In the spirit of HARD Summer and Outside Lands next week (it’s not sold out! click the link you won’t regret it), I got some above average tunes from some show stealers of last night, and my most-excited-fors for the San Francisco trip. Here’s to life!

YOLO55

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Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks (Skeet Skeet Remix) (Indie/Electronic)
The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You (iTunes Session) (Blues/Rock)
Muse – Starlight (Alternative Rock)
Muse – Plug In Baby (Alternative Rock)
Ok Go – Do What You Want (Rock)
Ratatat – Alright (Memphis Bleek) (Hip Hop)
Siriusmo – Einmal In Der Woche Schreien (Electronic)
tUnE-yArDs – My Country (Super Indie)
The Vaccines – Wolf Pack (Rock)
STRFKR – Mona Vegas (Indie/Chill)
MGMT – I Found A Whistle (Indie)

Hahah..The more I do these the more I realize how arbitrary it is to label these genres. Listen to em all!

FULL POST


12FV
Anyone know where this is??

Happy Sunday friends! FIRST THINGS FIRST! The winner of the contest last week for one of our IDentity Ticket Giveaways is MIGUEL HARO! Fool got over 100 ‘likes’ on his comment! Never seen that happen unless you’re Deadmau5 or something. Go ahead and email us your mailing address to controlaltdelight[at]gmail[dot]com. Good stuff! This week’s contest will be a “name that caption” and the person with the best caption snags it. Make sure to tag your friends so you can get more likes! I’ll put the picture up later today on our facebook.

But yeah! Fresh off HARD Summer, and I just don’t even know what to think. It was something of a dream. I know it sounds corny, but I’ll write up a review with the best sets, you’d be surprised. I got so many good videos from everyone I saw too! Unreleased tracks yeaahh. I’ll be loading those up as soon as possible. HARDFEST continues to push the scene forward. In the spirit of HARD Summer and Outside Lands next week (it’s not sold out! click the link you won’t regret it), I got some above average tunes from some show stealers of last night, and my most-excited-fors for the San Francisco trip. Here’s to life!

YOLO55

^click for whole list

Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks (Skeet Skeet Remix) (Indie/Electronic)
The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You (iTunes Session) (Blues/Rock)
Muse – Starlight (Alternative Rock)
Muse – Plug In Baby (Alternative Rock)
Ok Go – Do What You Want (Rock)
Ratatat – Alright (Memphis Bleek) (Hip Hop)
Siriusmo – Einmal In Der Woche Schreien (Electronic)
tUnE-yArDs – My Country (Super Indie)
The Vaccines – Wolf Pack (Rock)
STRFKR – Mona Vegas (Indie/Chill)
MGMT – I Found A Whistle (Indie)

Hahah..The more I do these the more I realize how arbitrary it is to label these genres. Listen to em all!


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Alright I’ve been lagging on doing this, but it’s pretty much festival season and I’m sure everyone would want to know where they’re going sooner than later. I’m just as excited for IDentity Fest as anything! I was about to pay the full $60 just so I could see Kaskade and Pretty Lights before they had the $20 sale. I’m bummed they didn’t have one of the dates in Irvine like they originally planned, but I have a good feeling about Chula Vista’s. We have a few tickets up for grabs and if you don’t want to pay the full price of the show, here’s how you can win one:

ROUND 2 RULES

1) Go and “Like” our facebook and shoot us a follow on twitter.
You can do both on the right side of this page
2) This week’s topic! Name that caption! Come up with your best caption for this picture and @Tag your friends
3) The comment with the most “Likes” by the end of each week gets a ticket

Week 1 Winner!!

Miguel Haro

Pretty simple right? I’ll be announcing each winner on the upcoming Sunday YOLO lists before the event. Each week will have a different topic to comment on, so keep your eyes peeled on Facebook and Twitter! The more people you tag the more likes you’ll get on your comment, so don’t let up and GOOD LUUUUUCKKKK! Let’s party on the 2nd.

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Alright I’ve been lagging on doing this, but it’s pretty much festival season and I’m sure everyone would want to know where they’re going sooner than later. I’m just as excited for IDentity Fest as anything! I was about to pay the full $60 just so I could see Kaskade and Pretty Lights before they had the $20 sale. I’m bummed they didn’t have one of the dates in Irvine like they originally planned, but I have a good feeling about Chula Vista’s. We have a few tickets up for grabs and if you don’t want to pay the full price of the show, here’s how you can win one:

ROUND 2 RULES

1) Go and “Like” our facebook and shoot us a follow on twitter.
You can do both on the right side of this page
2) This week’s topic! Name that caption! Come up with your best caption for this picture and @Tag your friends
3) The comment with the most “Likes” by the end of each week gets a ticket

Week 1 Winner!!

Miguel Haro

Pretty simple right? I’ll be announcing each winner on the upcoming Sunday YOLO lists before the event. Each week will have a different topic to comment on, so keep your eyes peeled on Facebook and Twitter! The more people you tag the more likes you’ll get on your comment, so don’t let up and GOOD LUUUUUCKKKK! Let’s party on the 2nd.

Buy Tickets