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DJ Tocadisco – The Black Series (Part 2)

Tech-House at its finest. Amazing build up before the bass drops on “Morumbi.”

Deadmau5 – Faxing Berlin [Mau5trap]

Deadmau5 is one of my favorite progressive house djs from last year. With Chris Lake’s take on “Faxing Berlin” I know why. I can’t wait to see Deadmau5 at Coachella this year. I wonder if I will enjoy seeing him early in the afternoon in the blistering heat as much as I would if I saw him at night like at TAO or something. For some reason I don’t think I will.

In honor of MSTRKRFT releasing their spring tour dates and their new kick ass poster I have been listening to MSTRKRFT The Looks today. I remember walking into the front gate of Coachella last year and hearing MSTRKRFT play Daft Punk’s “Rolling & Scratchin.” The bass was so loud and could be heard over all the other stages. Needless to say, my friend and I sprinted over to the stage as fast as we could. Peace & Beats

Top Tracks: “Easy Love” “Paris” “Street Justice” “Neon Nights”

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The best way to describe The Kingdom is very intense. One of the best movies about the Middle East I have seen in a long time. It made me think about the “war on terror” in two new ways. One being from the perspective of the rich and powerful Saudi’s point of view. Second, what it would be like if we treated terrorist attacks more like murders instead of starting a war without an end by using a preventative/preemptive attack approach. It was appearent that the same director that did Friday Night Lights made this film. The soundtrack with Explosions in the Sky and Tim Mcgraw being the most obvious. Also, I was unaware of many women’s dislike of Jennifer Garner until my girlfriend and her friend enthusiastically brought it up to me. If you feel the same way don’t worry about it. I didn’t time how long she was in the movie but it didn’t seem like she was in it as much as the other guys. Enjoy

What the Critics Thought

Click on Image to see it better 🙂

I always knew I liked California a lot. If you can believe it or not, at a few select locations you can now buy marijuana from a vending machine. However, you do need a special car to buy from every college kids dream machine. Also, a rent-a-cop guards the machine but who is to say a couple Franklins wont make him turn his head. I hope they have flaming hot Cheetos and grape drink in it too.

I recently have started collecting records again because I want to start spinning vinyl instead of only using my cdjs and also because the artwork on many albums I buy is really cool so they are great to hang on your wall. The sad thing is unless you’re looking for crappy classic rock albums like the typical douche next door, fresh vinyl is hard to come across in most parts of the U.S. Luckily there are place online like Juno that don’t rape with shipping and handling fees. So here’s a list of a few of my favorite recent additions to my collection that are both great to listen to and hang up in your dorm or house. Peace & Beats

Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (Remixes)

Trentemoller – The Chronicles

!!! – Take Ecstasy With Me

Even with being titled as “the official first case of the flu” at the University of Arizona today I am not going to let it hold me back from posting the lineup for Coachella this year. After all it is the best musical festival of our generation. I remember last semester making a list with my roommate of the djs we assumed and hoped would be there. Luckily for us, many of them are going to be there. I am predicting that Sunday, with an illegal substance or two, will be one of the best nights of my life. Booka Shade, The Field, Justice, Deadmau5, Simian Mobile Disco and Chromeo!!! However, I must say this year doesn’t look too good for anyone who isn’t into the dance/electronic scene. I mean seriously, Jack Johnson is headlining…pathetic

FRIDAY, APRIL 25: Jack Johnson, The Verve, Raconteurs, The Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The Swell Season, The National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does it Offend you, Yeah?, Minus the Bear, Spank Rock, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Diplo, Adam Freeland, Santo Gold, Jens Lekman, John Butler Trio, Vampire Weekend, Dan Deacon, Architecture in Helsinki, Sandra Collins, Busy P, Cut Copy, Black Lips, Datarock, Professor Murder, Reverend and the Makers, The Bees, Porter, Rogue Wave, Modeselektor, American Bang, Lucky I Am.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26: Portishead, Kraftwerk, Death Cab for Cutie, Cafe Tacuba, Sasha & Digweed, Rilo Kiley, Dwight Yoakam, M.I.A., Hot Chip, Cold War Kids, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, DeVotchKa, Flogging Molly, Mark Ronson, Turbonegro, Scars on Broadway, Islands, Enter Shikari, Calvin Harris, Boyz Noize, Junkie XL, Cinematic Orchestra, Jamie T, The Teenagers, VHS or Beta, Carbon/silicon, Erol Alkan, Yo Majesty!, Little Brother, Bonde Do Role, St. Vincent, Akron Family, MGMT, Institubes DJs (Surkin, Para One and Orgasmic), James Zabiela, Sebastian, Kavinsky, Dredg, The Bird and the Bee, Grand Ole Party, New Young Pony Club, 120 Days, Yoav, Electric Touch, Uffie

SUNDAY, APRIL 27: Roger Waters (“Dark Side of the Moon”), Love & Rockets, My Morning Jacket, Spiritualized, Justice, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, The Streets, Metric, Danny Tenaglia, Simian Mobile Disco, Booka Shade, Murs, Dmitri from Paris, Autolux, The Field, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Les Savy Fav, The Cool Kids, Sons & Daughters, Sia, Holy Fuck, Black Kids, Black Mountain, The Annuals, Kid Sister w/A-Trak, Man Man, Duffy, I’m from Barcelona, Manchester Orchestra, Deadmau5, The Horrors, Austin TV, Shout Out Louds, Plastiscines, Brett Dennen


Dachi World brings fashion to the streets with their new take on the infamous “I Love NY” t-shirt you see everywhere. I’m really digging it. Dachi had some problems with his Pay Pal account but now everything seems to be up and running. He is a nice guy and a local artist deserving of your dollar. As he told me, “Try not to get too much paint on it.”
Find it at: http://dachiworld.com/


One of my favorite remixers of the year also has one of my favorite shirts of the year. His shirt is also re-design of one of the most famous shirts ever, but something about this shirt tells me that the Reagans wouldn’t approve of the new version. You be the judge. I have even seen Justice’s Xavier de Rosnay wearing it on several occasions. He is from France and aren’t they all supposed to have amazing style lol?
Find it at: http://www.erolalkan.co.uk/

Considering how remarkably cold it was yesterday here in Arizona I decided I better add a hoodie to the post. Keep warm in style with this retro teal hoodie titled “heatseaker” from Mishka. I wish I had one, but at $110 it is a little too pricey for my college student budget.
Find it at:http://www.mishkanyc.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=0_23


I have to say all the Grammy nominees this year put on one hell of a live show. Well, I’m not so sure about Shiny Toy Guns, but all the other guys for sure.

Best Electronic/Dance Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

  • We Are The Night
    The Chemical Brothers
    [Astralwerks]

  • Justice
    [Downtown/Vice/Ed Banger]
  • Sound Of Silver
    LCD Soundsystem
    [Capitol Records/DFA]
  • We Are Pilots
    Shiny Toy Guns
    [Universal Motown]
  • Elements Of Life
    Tiësto
    [Ultra Records]
Today it really hit the spot to listen to techno. Following is a short list of some of the tracks I have been enjoying on this cold Thursday. Peace & Beats

Marc Romboy vs Gui Boratto – Eurasia (Guis mix) [Systematic]

Ellen Allien and Apparat – Rotary [Bpitch Control]
(actually considered electronica on beatport.com for some reason)

Butch – On the Line (Oxia Remix) [Circle Music]

Popof – My Toys [Skryptom Records]

Steve Lawler – Courses For Horses [Renaissance]
(First three minutes are slow, but after that the song really gets going)


If you don’t know who the KLF are, you should! They are true pioneers of the Ambient House and Acid House genre. The KLF, better known as Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, used to play music for ravers to come down to back in the 90’s. Their albums title “Chill Out” is very fitting. Compromised of very calm music that is heavy on samples. Not fitting for the club, but a great album to throw on when traveling at night (which is kind of the whole concept of the album anyways). I consider “Chill Out” one of the best ambient albums of all time. Enjoy 🙂
Top Tracks: “Madrugada Eterna,” “Elvis on the Radio, Steel Guitar in My Soul,” and “Wichita Lineman Was a Song I Once Heard”

Props to Peter Hill for this amazing live action shot

Time to bust out your glow in the dark crucifixes, that’s right, the hugely popular French Electro House duo plan on bringing their new Live tour back to North America after a brief stint in L.A. for New Years. Following are their shows scheduled in the U.S. The show in New York looks like one not to miss! Tickets will sell quick so don’t procrastinate.

03-03 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q *#
03-04 Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom *#
03-06 Orlando, FL – The Club at Firestone *#
03-09 Baltimore, MD – Sonar *#
03-10 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory *#
03-11 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden *#^%
03-12 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #^
03-15 Boston, MA – Paradise #^
3-19 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall #$
03-20 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre #$
03-22 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater #$
03-24 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo #$
03-26 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater #$
03-27 San Francisco, CA – Concourse Design Center #$
03-31 Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre #$

* with DJ Mehdi
# with Fancy

^ with Busy P
% with Chromeo
$ with Diplo