Dallas! It has been FAR TOO LONG since I last had a cool spot I could dj in the big D. Lot’s of people see me as a Denton dude but I probably had as much come up playing places like The Cavern and Fallout as I did Rubber Gloves and house parties. My good buddy M3SA is going to be holding it down with me for the debut of my new monthly party, “Wave Back”, @ Crown & Harp upstairs. It’s free to attend and I guarantee we are going to play some shit that will get your body movin’. So get wise, each first Friday of the month, it’ll be me and a guest dj selecting funky gems for your aural canals.
I’m djing saturday on main stage 1 for 35Denton. This is pretty unique for me, because I have been given the opportunity to collaborate with some visual artists for the set, LZX Industries. I am also super excited to open up for the very talented Sarah Jaffe, who will be joined on stage by The Cannabinoids. Then, stick around for what might be the most lauded set of the festival, Solange. My personal must-see list for the fest will place me at the new venue The Hive for all of Thursday night to check out what will most likely be one of the most important DJ/club music events in Denton’s history, as Fade to Mind & Night Slugs grace our city, Track Meet Crew doing it right! Friday I’m pingponging main stage 1 + 2 for Roky Erickson and Sleep, then to Gloves for True Widow, and hopefully I can make it to Man Man at the Hive right after. Saturday, after I conclude my aforementioned main stage activities, I’m djing for Fab Deuce at Andy’s. Then, I don’t know if I can pass up Com Truise. Sunday is all about Chelsea Light Moving, and if I still have the gumption, get zoned out by Prurient at Gloves.
Much love and respect to the whole crew at 35, who keep coming with super dope lineups and ceaseless dedication to Denton – not just musically, but as a community as well. Peace, hope to see you Saturday 4pm
Local hip hop tycoons A.Dd+ are headlining the stage @ Hailey’s on Friday night. I’ll be handling most of the dj duties throughout the show. This should be a really good turn out for what I consider a cant-miss lineup for hip hop not just in DFW, but the entirety of Texas, possibly the universe. make sure you RSVP
Here’s a mix I made in partnership with @ghostpizza and @trillcitykings. It features a bunch of rap music out of Texas as far back as 1987. Some of it you should immediately recognize, some tunes might be a little more obscure. The whole idea was to contribute a few tracks from each of us until we had the trillest playlist possible. Obviously, with that as the only stipulation, we debated just making an all U.G.K. mixtape, but we needed more variations in trill. So, go ahead and drop this in the tape deck of your ‘lac and bang round some corners. Peace.
E.S.G. – Swangin and Bangin
Wine-O – Pop My Trunk (Daylight Riddim) [Dubbel Dutch Edit]
Ron C – What’s the Tip
Towdown – Country Rap Tune (DJ Shadow Dynamix Blend)
Hello Internet! I’ve been nominated for Best DJ via the Dallas Observer 2012 and that feels good. I have juggled a number of jobs unofficially over the years from promoter, to video game enthusiast ringleader, to booking agent, to projectionista, to glorified bar-back, but the one title that I have the most success at is JOCKEY OF DISCS.
2013 will mark a decade of djing under my belt. I’ve watched the equipment paradigm shift from real-life milk crates of vinyl all the way to the current smattering of iPad docking dj-from-the-cloud devices. It couldn’t be a more exciting time to watch djing evolve, not just from an equipment perspective, but more importantly from a musical observance. EDM has certainly shown it has a gung-ho American style, which in typical U!S!A! fashion, marginalizes a wide spectrum — but also focuses it into a narrow archetype which skyrockets certain styles to superstardom the world-over. It’s not necessarily a good or bad thing, but it has me anxious to see what genres emerge from the Americanized EDM standard we have been beaten into our ear canals from quite possibly every advertisement this year. DJing is still a relatively ‘young’ profession, one that few grandfathers enjoyed, so it still feels to me like it could go almost anywhere – especially with the industry’s recent decision to almost yearly reinvent the technology supporting the art. I’ll stop blustering now and point you to the ballot. Vote for me if you think I deserve the title. peace.
I’m opening up for a dude named Devin in November. Make sure you get those tickets (on sale starting today) at Club Dada’s website. Come celebrate Danksgiving with special guest Le$, hosted by Jesse Porter. I’m so thrilled to be a part of this show. Devin kind of epitomizes the American dream — just a chill dude, rappin, makin $, and enjoying the fruits of his talented work. –cough cough—
I’m opening up for what I could only think to describe as a modern day troubadour group, Turquoise Jeep. I am not really sure if it’s tongue-in-cheek enough to be labeled tongue-in-cheek, but one thing is for sure — they are really good at dancing. I was going to attempt to perform a video djing set, but the logistics of setting that up proved more difficult than anticipated. Attendees should expect portmanteaus, pop-n-lockin, and pumpin’ jams.