Archive | September, 2008


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Upcoming Weekend in LA – October 4 & 5

Posted on 30 September 2008 by shaunt

This Saturday, get yourself to downtown LA for the annual LA Weekly Detour Festival. It will feature over 25 acts on 4 outdoor stages, plus vendors and art installations, spread across 6 city blocks around City Hall. We wouldn’t miss it.

This year’s headliners include genre-bending proggies The Mars Volta and irrepressible Gypsy-punk collective Gogol Bordello. If it’s electronic music you want, you can catch the likes of the spiders-gone-italo-disco-duo The Bloody Beetroots, or DJ sets from Institubes label-mates Surkin and Para One. The full line-up can be found on the official Detour website. Tickets are available for $40 on ticketmaster.

Detour ends at midnight, but if you haven’t had enough, equip yourself with a Redbull [or any substance of your choice] and head over to the Avalon for DJ sets from Ed Bangers’ own DJ Mehdi and iheartcomix man-in-charge Franki Chan. Sorry kids: this one is 21+. Presale tickets are available for $15 on wanttickets.

Sunday morning, as you slowly but surely regain your consciousness, get yourself out of bed and walk over to your laptop and check back here for photos. If you’re still hungover, a nice shower and a fiery Bloody Mary should remedy the situation. By the evening you should be feeling great. If you didn’t catch him at the Avalon [or simply have no recollection if it], DJ Mehdi is rumored to be playing a DJ set at the weekly Banana Split Sundaes event at LAX. If you want to improve your chances of getting in, show up early and RSVP!

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Photos From Last Night – MSTRKRFT @ Fonda

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Photos From Last Night – MSTRKRFT @ Fonda

Posted on 27 September 2008 by shaunt

It was a no-show for Calvin Harris last night at the Fonda Theatre, but this didn’t stop MSTRKRFT and A-Trak from committing another killing on the dance-floor and leaving the crowd begging for more.

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MSTRKRFT continues the Los Angeles leg of their Fist of God tour with a gig at El Rey on Wilshire on Sunday.

Taken September 26th, 2008 at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles

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Daft Punk Brought the Pyramid; Meet the Cube

Posted on 23 September 2008 by shaunt

French house producer Etienne de Crecy has borrowed the concept of the Daft Punk pyramid and introduced a cube-based live setup for his 2008 tour. The geometric figure is on tour and may arrive at a festival near you. There are no dates announced in the US or the UK quite yet, but if you happen to be in Paris you can catch Etienne de Crecy at the Social Club October 25th.

Link: See to the official video

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Photos from Last Night – Hang the DJs at Echo

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Photos from Last Night – Hang the DJs at Echo

Posted on 21 September 2008 by shaunt

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Posted on 21 September 2008 by admin

We want to express our deep concern and condolences for those involved in the plane crash on Saturday morning.

We hope for the best for those effected in these tough times, and hope for a speedy recovery for the survivors.

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Mr. Oizo – Lambs Anger LP

Posted on 19 September 2008 by levon

Allas, Mr. Oizo has officially announced his upcoming EP, Lambs Anger. Consisting of popular tracks like Vous Etes Des Animaux (now renamed to Positif), we are expecting big things from Mr. Oizo. Listen to a cleaner/extended version of Positif for your listening pleasure, along with his other track, “Z”.


    1. Hun 2:12
    2. Pourriture 2 2:00
    3. Z 4:12
    4. Cut Dick 2:51
    5. Two Takes It 2:22
    6. Rank 1:37
    7. Bruce WIllis is Dead 3:20
    8. Jo 2:17
    9. Positif 2:51
    10. Lambs Anger 1:14
    11. Erreur Jean 2:49
    12. Steroids 2:39
    13. Gay Dentists 3:38
    14. Pourriture 7 3:25
    15. W 2:12
    16. Lars Von Sen 1:23
    17. Blind Concerto 3:21

The album will be released on the Ed Banger label on November 17th, 2008.

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Annie Mac – BBC Radio 1 Mash-Up Mini-Mix

Posted on 16 September 2008 by shaunt

The Annie Mac Mash-Up Mini Mix is an opportunity to showcase various DJs ability to produce a five minute DJ mix. Here are a few Mini-mixes from the program.


  • Justice Minimix (2007.06.08)
  • Fred Falke Minimix (2008.07.11)
  • Fatboy Slim Minimix (2007.10.12)
  • Calvin Harris Minimix (2007.02.09)
  • The Whip Minimix (2008.03.21)
  • Disclaimer: This programming is available only to people in the UK… If you are not from the UK, you may NOT download this. :)

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    Kavinsky – 1986 (Blazer EP)

    Posted on 15 September 2008 by levon

    Kavinsky, everyone’s favorite french zombie DJ, recently released his Blazer EP on July 1st. The limited edition picture disk record includes his greatest hits like Testarossa Autodrive, Grand Canyon, and Wayfarer. The standout track on the record is 1986, which was originally released as a demo version on his 1986 EP back in 2007. The track features Kavinsky’s signature Night Rider-esque synthesized progressions which he is said to often blast in his red ferrari as he speeds down the streets of Paris by night.

    Like it? Buy it here!

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    Photos from last night – Nocturnal Festival 08

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    Photos from last night – Nocturnal Festival 08

    Posted on 14 September 2008 by shaunt

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    Taken September 13th, 2008 at the Nocturnal Festival, San Bernardino, CA

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    Photos from last night – Feadz at Avalon

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    Photos from last night – Feadz at Avalon

    Posted on 13 September 2008 by shaunt

    Kid Cudi

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    Taken September 12th, 2008 at the Avalon, Hollywood

    We will be at the Nocturnal Festival tonight (September 13) featuring Digitalism, and So-Me. If you’re there, look for us! Check back tomorrow for those photos…

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