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Interview: Arveene and Misk

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Interview: Arveene and Misk

Posted on 31 August 2009 by levon

Straight out of Ireland, producers Arveene and Misk are releasing their new track called “Hells Bells”. This dark piece of production is one hell of a track.

We had a chance to interview the guys behind it all.

CS: We’re wondering who/what are some of your influences?

A&M: We’ve got such a wide range of influences from 70′s disco to 80′s & Early 90′s Hip Hop… Mike Pickering in his Hacienda days, Erol Alkan since he started Thrash to Andy Weatherall before he was a DJ… To be honest we listen to almost all types of music.. and draw influence from quality as opposed to genre… We also love Sci Fi….

CS: Do you guys have plans on making a major release soon (new singles, an LP)?

A&M: We’re working on new material all the time and have loads in the pipe line but that’s all we can say really… Loads of remix work coming… DJ Wool & Subtitle, Baby Monster, Hystero and Magnus, plus one other really big act that I can’t tell you about….

CS: How and when you guys started producing/DJing?

A&M: A few years ago i was working with Drum &  Bass producer Beta 2.. he put me in touch with Misk and the rest is history really.. I’ve been a Dj for years since i was 11 and Misk has been making tracks for over 10 years… We love what we do….

CS: I noticed you are very close with the Ed Bangers (especially after the Pourriture EP). How did you meet the crew?

A&M: I played with Pedro, Mehdi & Xavier a few times and just became friends.. I have a lot of respect for those guys.. they Kill it every time for me.. Always fun to hear them play and real cool guys.. they love music… big up.

CS: Do you have any tours coming up in the US?

A&M: No plans as of yet but there’s been some interest. We’d love to come and tour the US for sure.. Come get us promoters. :-)

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Remembering DJ AM

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Remembering DJ AM

Posted on 30 August 2009 by shaunt

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Our thoughts and consolances go out to those most affected by the passing of Adam Goldstein. On August 28, 2009, we were shocked to hear of the sudden passing of the late DJ AM. Los Angeles will never be the same again. Rest in peace.

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This Friday…

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This Friday…

Posted on 27 August 2009 by levon

This Friday is bangin’ as usual. Check out Control at Avalon to see Junior Boys and many more. Right next door to Control is the grand opening of Bardot Fridays, featuring Adam 12. Also, Check out Discotheque at the 740 Lounge in Downtown, LA to see our buddy Destructo and crüe drop some sick beats at the “Basement Party”. Take your pick.

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Photos from HARD Summer Festival

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Photos from HARD Summer Festival

Posted on 20 August 2009 by shaunt

It’s been up on our flickr for a few days. In case you haven’t already seen the photos, here they are…



Click it to see the gallery or check out these photos on our flickr.

Were you there? Here’s our short review of the event.

The highlight performance of the night had to have been Busy P’s kick-off set on the main stage. Even he was shocked at how huge of a turnout he had at 8PM. Crystal Castles followed with an.. uh… interesting set laced with a touch of intentional audio feedback and static…. READ IT

Taken August 8th, 2009 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA.

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Photos from Discotheque with Busy P

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Photos from Discotheque with Busy P

Posted on 14 August 2009 by shaunt

It’s been a busy week. Busy P hit the decks at discotheque last week. Photos are up.




Click it to see the gallery or check out these photos on our flickr.

Taken August 8th, 2009 at Discotheque at Club 740 in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Discotheque happens every week. Tonight, the Trouble & Bass crew take over the venue upstairs, along with some assistance from Boy 8-Bit.
Interested? Take a look at the flyer, perhaps…

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Boys Noize – Power (2009)

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Boys Noize – Power (2009)

Posted on 12 August 2009 by levon

Boys Noize is at it again, making his final touches to upcoming LP called Power.  Set to release in October 2009, Boys Noize will be planning his “Power World Tour”. More details and dates later.

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Download the 5 minute teaser for “Power”.

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Back from Hard Summer Festival…

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Back from Hard Summer Festival…

Posted on 09 August 2009 by shaunt

And we’re back from Hard Summer Festival. Yes, at this exact moment Tiga should technically be finishing his set. But that is not the case.

First of all, let me start with a quick (…very quick) review of the evening:
The highlight performance of the night had to have been Busy P’s kick-off set on the main stage. Even he was shocked at how huge of a turnout he had at 8PM. Crystal Castles followed with an.. uh… interesting set laced with a touch of intentional audio feedback and static. That’s when it got crazy. Douchebag raver kids started jumping off the second level into the pit. Even after countless warnings this shit continued until the fire marshall decided to boot everyone out. It wasn’t official until the special tactics unit of the LAPD made an appearance. What an evening it was indeed.

Honestly though, i have to hand it to the HARD people for putting on such a [potentially] epic event. The production and lighting (especially downstairs in the underground) was absolutely stunning. It’s so unfortunate these kids did what they did at the expense of the crowd at large. Oh well. Shit happens… Either way, we will have our photos up (at least the ones we managed to snag in the short period of time) probably tomorrow. HARD Summer photos are now up HERE.

A clip from Busy P’s blog:
I  am so sorry for what happened last night at HARD in L.A Don’t really know what went wrong, but all i know is that the amazing crowd was ready to party, so do i. I feel lucky to have been the only DJ to perform that night, i ended up my set with Beastie Boys “Fight for Your Right (To Party!)” just before Crystal Castles short live show, what a weird sign! The rest of the line up was insane, Tiga, A-Trak, Chromeo, Crookes… were all ready to rumble too.
Let’s hope L.A will get another massive event like this soon.

Don’t be discouraged. I suppose it’s not a good time to bring it up right now, but stay tuned for info about HARD Haunted Mansion as it will not disappoint. The party will go on.

A message from the good people at HARD:
We are terribly sorry. LAFD and Inglewood PD made the decision to shut down the event tonight. There are many questions to answer; rest assured you will be receiving your refunds. Please check back soon for more details. The show must go on…

Update: HARD HAUNTED MANSION Line-Up

For release immediately… LOS ANGELES — HARD Haunted Mansion lineup in Los Angeles – October 31st, 2009. ….

Justice (DJ Set), Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), Deadmau5, 2ManyDJS, Crookers, Major Lazer, A-Trak, Modeselektor, Buraka Som Sistema, Zombie Nation, Steve Aoki, Destructo, Don Rimini, Shinichi Osawa, Aeroplane, Mixhell, Classixx, Staccato,  and Paparazzi.

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DISCOTHEQUE featuring Busy P and SebastiAn

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DISCOTHEQUE featuring Busy P and SebastiAn

Posted on 04 August 2009 by levon

What could be better than a HARD pre-party featuring Ed Bangers Busy P and SebastiAn? Destructo and HARD bring you Discotheque, the Friday night electronica hot spot at the 740 Lounge in Downtown, LA. Last week, DJs Don Rimini and Classixx killed it, as it was the opening night of the new spot. Come by this Friday, August 7 to catch the Ed Bangers, to hear some new-and-improved shit they brought with them from Paris to LA. Click HERE to check out the Facebook event.

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Make sure to show up at HARD Summer Festival the following night to catch the Ed Bangers, The Bloody Beetroots, Crookers and more…

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New Cassius: Youth-Speed-Trouble-Cigarettes

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New Cassius: Youth-Speed-Trouble-Cigarettes

Posted on 03 August 2009 by shaunt

The french house duo Cassius is back with their new EP “Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes”.

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The release is the first on their own CASSIUS record label and is assigned the catalog id of CASS001. A quote from Cassius about the track:

A shout to all kids of earth and ravers at heart, the people for whom dancing late, living fast, getting into trouble and chain smoking is as important as sleeping and checking mails. It contains “Youth, Speed, Trouble, Cigarettes.” a fresh track we did last month and our first cover to date “Almost Cut My Hair” from the fantastic David Crosby, one of the best song ever but done our way. Here’s the first Cassius Record!! We hope you’ll enjoy it as we do! We can’t wait to give you the follow up but until then happy listening, dancing or whatever….. -Zdar & Boombass

This is the main track of the release that bears the same title as the EP. It’s a pretty fun track. Check it out.

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Photos from Discotheque Premiere Night

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Photos from Discotheque Premiere Night

Posted on 03 August 2009 by shaunt

The new LA friday night gig was launched last friday, as Don Rimini and Classixx were handled the decks. Although we couldn’t make it that night, our buddy Vincent Chiccone managed to snap some photos.





CLICK IT to see the album, or check them out on our flickr account. Photos taken on July 31st, 2009 at DISCOTHEQUE at the 740 Club in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Discotheque will happen again this week, with ED BANGER DJs Busy P and SebastiAn headlining this friday. Check back for more info and the official flyer.

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