I’m having another Commix day. I never am disappointed by them. Both of the times I saw them in Chicago were two of the most awesome shows, Empty Bottle and Lava. Good times.
Lava is closing Dec 18. They will reopen as a cocktail bar in January. No mas music and Lava. Now fancy drinks instead. I do not have the moolah for fance pants cocktails so I alas will shed a tear for the departure of dnb and Lava. Tonight is the last dnb night there before they close. Shakedown with Tricky Pat, Zew and Ownr/Oprtr. Be there.
Consequence – Pseudo Echo
Blue Motion – Life In The Suburbs [Dub]
Decem & Glen-E-Ston – Throw The Silver Sky [Dub]
Indivision – Subway 51 [Dub]
Rockwell – Underpass
Indivision – Out Of This [Dub]
Alix Perez – 1984
Bachelors Of Science – The Ice Dance
Expect – Brief Encounter [Hustle Dub]
Blue Motion – Leaving Home [Dub]
Pessimist – Monday Nights [Hustle Dub]
Mixmaster Doc & Focus – Watercress Funk
Joe Syntax – Sentinels [Dub]
Icicle – Late Hours Vip
Spectrasoul – The Tube
Mindmapper & Silvahfonk – Pad Cemetery [Dub]
Amit & Outrage – Insane Bitch
Break – The Clamp
Mandrax – Dosis [Dub]
Survival – Betrayed
Sabre – Leaf
Noble, Nolehn & Phors – Piledriver [Dub]
Mutt, Eros & Atmospherix – Today Halftime
K-Dan – Hi’Aka Dub [Dub]
Brother – Say It Loud
Joe Syntax – Unified [Dub]
Unknown Error – The Yearning (Apex Vip)
K-Dan – Heal Us All
Eveson – Spirit Song
Lenzman – Bright Lights
Prestige – Everything She Wants
Subway Funk – Hot Desires [Dub]
I am still amazed by how busy I am for being an unemployed person. I guess I always imagined unemployment to be a period of time where you didn’t do anything but sit on the couch and watch telly. I guess it really is what you make of it. Today is chockablock full for me. If you are in Chi go see Klute at Lava tonight. Lots of buddies playing, Lamebrane, Stunna, Submorphics and Subverb. Should be a good night. Also listen to that Zero T Fabric Live Promo mix, it’s dope. 🙂
??? – no answers – ???
alix perez – 1984 – shogun audio
consequence – 11 circles – exit
tokyo prose – bankrobber dub – ??
alix perez feat spectrasoul & peven everett – forsaken – shogun audio
marcus intalex – airbourne – soul:r
tokyo prose – all you want – samurai red seal
eveson – hear no evil
calibre feat lariman – tru beat – critical
alix perez – fade away – shogun audio
alix perez – contradictions – shogun audio
total science – trespass – cia
survival – ?? – dispatch
sabre – leaf – critical
s.p.y. – dark age – c.i.a.
soul intent – cowboy town – ??
spectrasoul – adoration vip – ??
eveson – numbers – ??
alix perez – myriads – shogun audio
fortran – the end part 2 – 31records
s.p.y. feat riya – loneliness – c.i.a.
digital & outrage – sensor – function
alix perez & zero t – suffer in silence – shogun audio
?? – ??
spectrasoul – 4 points – metalheadz
noisia & phace – floating zero – vision
lenzman feat jo s – no coincidence – metalheadz
trei – innuendo – samurai music
alix perez feat foreign beggars – the cut deepens – shogun audio
I apologise for my absence on Friday. I sadly report that I spilled water on my laptop. I have never darted so fast but alas it didn’t really help. I should be grateful that it still works though. It’s been drying for the past 3 days. The keyboard is shot so I had to get an external one. Fortunately it’s a wireless one so it’s not as annoying as it could be, but it’s still kind of annoying.
Smart Bar was cool. I’m so used to playing gigs where me and my friends just sit around and drink so it’s nice to have gigs where people actually dance and they definitely do that at Smart Bar. Not quite sure where these people come from cuz I never see them at Lava for the dnb shows there, but I am still grateful for their enthusiasm and appreciate their dancing. 🙂
I’ve had a pretty lovely weekend. Sam and Katie are here so I’ve been enjoying really good meals and some good hang out sessions.
Yesterday I went to go see 500 Days of Summer with Melissa and Zora. CUTE! Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are my two favourite indie actors so it’s a double pleasure having them both be in the same film and they were adorable. I loved the movie. Fun fact: I found out that the guy that directed the film went to my high school. Not like oh in 1948 or whatever but like he was in the same year as my older brother and Melissa. Melissa knows him. (Melissa and I went to high school together but she was just two years older than me.) I think as you get older you realise that at some point there’s a good chance that at least one person you went to high school or college with is going to be famous. There’s at least 5 people that I knew during that period of my life (high school/college) that are famous. Props to them.
Metrik – Time to Change (track is in player)
I was a huge fan of Stranger (also in player) last year, Spinn turned me on to it. Metrik’s tunes give me that Video Killed The Radio Star feel. Don’t ask me why. LOL. It’s not a bad thing. Video Killed the Radio Star was my favourite song when I was like 5 and I still love it to this day. Big up The Buggles. Eek… my age is definitely showing!
Geez. I must have missed you. I’m all chatty cathy today. 🙂
Scorpio aka Dj Die & Roni Size – Trouble – V Recordings 1997
This tune was one I loved to mix. It’s definitely not a good stand alone tune but it’s fun to ride out mixes with. I remember I mixed at a Minneapolis outdoor fest called Cedar Fest one year and it was so ridiculously hot. It was a horrible gig as they had asked me to mix between the bands but the bands kept doing their sound checks while I was mixing and they were really loud and annoying as it was some weird rock station stage (I was the queen of getting random gigs back then. LOL.) and it was like 95 degrees out and the tables were set up directly in the sun and my records were warping as I was mixing. I kid you not. I remember being annoyed that I had put my records in such hot heat for people that couldn’t even hear my set anyways. This record suffered the most. I turned it into an ashtray for the apartment as the warping was so bad I couldn’t even play it anymore.
Chris Inperspective – Alfas Weekend
Chris Inperspective – Getting There
Chris Inperspective – Thursh and Grump
Chris Inperspective – Just Being
Chris Inperspective – Back from P
Chris Inperspective – Rather Be
Chris Inperspective – Why Does it make U
Chris Inperspective – Caricou
Chris Inperspective – Elite
Chris Inperspective – Fires
Chris Inperspective – Pandaling Hands
Chris Inp + Diamond Eye – Realms of Bias
Chris Inp + Diamond Eye – Ten
Boo squared. I’m about to go spend my entire day at the courthouse. Lame. Short post today as I have to get a bunch of shit done before I leave.
01. Hobzee & Zyon Base – Winter Song [N/A]
02. Abstract Elements – Wrong Way [EXIT]
03. Loxy & Marginal – Foundation [CYLON]
04. Loxy & Genotype? – Guilty [N/A]
05. Notion – Hurtful Solace [CYLON]
06. Consequence – Lost Attack [FREE]
07. ??? – ??? [???]
08. June Miller – Half Top Feelings [N/A]
09. ??? – ??? [???]
10. Genotype – Mystery Street [N/A]
11. Genotype – ??? [N/A]
12. Consequence – Fog [EXIT]
13. ??? – ??? [???]
14. Abstract Elements – Fourth Dimension [EXIT]
15. ??? – ??? [???]
16. ??? – ??? [???]
17. ??? – ??? [???]
18. Consequence – The Hold [EXIT]
19. Dan Habarnam – Rendering The Garlic Boy [X-TINCTION AGENDA]
20. Consequence – 11 Circles [EXIT]
21. ??? – ??? [???]
22. ASC? – ??? [???]
23. ??? – ??? [???]
24. Rockwell – The Rain [N/A]
25. ??? – ??? [???]
26. Blu Mar Ten? – ??? [???]
27. ??? – ??? [???]
28. ??? – ??? [???]
29. D Bridge – ??? [EXIT]
30. Subwave & Stop Thinking – Plastic Heart [KOS.MOS]
31. Kharm – Meridian [???]
32. Blu Mar Ten – Made Of Air [BMT]
33. ??? – ??? [???]
34. Black Pocket – Your a sta (Remix) [N/A]
35. Blu Mar Ten – If I Could Tell You [BMT]
CC has left the building, I repeat, CC has left the building. Man, it was really awesome to have her here. I definitely had a fun filled jam packed crazy 5 days. Now back to my regular, boring, serious life where I have no job and have to get one ASAP. Boo.
Shakedown is tonight with Tyler Straub. Can you say woot? Beatchemist is in town and Dave Owen is supposed to be coming too. Can you say woot squared? I have been missing in action from my drum and bass posse for almost a month. I feel this is the perfect opportunity to make my comeback. Woot cubed??? Ok…. definitely taking it too far. 😉
I’ve been listening to so much dnb so I’m excited to just go out and hear some good music. Chi peoples, make your way to Lava this evening. You won’t be disappointed. Stunna and Lamebrane are playing too so your attendance is a must!
Modemellow – Feel Inside (track is in player)
Might as well continued the Shakedown mania. Here’s Shakedown Mix #5. I feel like I just wrote an extended radio ad for Shakedown. Hee hee. The kind that just goes on and on and on or better yet one of those One Nation ads you hear at the beginning of some mixes where Skibba does a bunch of rhyming and sneaks in a “woo ooo ha ha ha” and it rhymes with a string of sentences that were said at warp speed… Hmmm you get the pic. I’m just a wee bit too chatty this a.m., so lemme shut my trap now.
01. Electro SoulSystem Sunchase – Alluvion -???
02. Loxy & Isotone – Aciencts Cylon
03. Spirt – Smashed – Interactive
04. Raiden – M82 – OffKey
05. Ulterior Motive – Yogurt Brainwave – Subtitles
06. Digital – Blood Money (Amit & Outrage rmx) – Function
07. Rockwell – Drums – Digital Soundboy
08. Raiden – La Luna – Renegade Hardware
09. Ulterior Motive – Infrasonic – Subtitles
10.Raiden & Khanage – Amnesia Haze – 31 recs
11.Aspect & Gremlinz – Armshouse – Digital Soundboy
12.Meth & Raiden – Re-Up – OffKey
13.Ink – Mirage (Raiden & Khanage rmx) – Reneagde Hardware
14.Icicle – Frozen – Renegae Hardware
15.Rockwell – Snare Drum Awareness – Digital Soundboy
16.Raiden – Roentgen – Architechure
17.Raiden & Khanage – King Stays King – OffKey
18.Jubei – Trident – Interactive
19.Raiden – Hubble – OffKey
20.C4C – Scatter Brain – C4C
Grrr. I fucked up my shoulder at the gym yesterday. Pain, pain, pain. The annoying part about shit like that is you just have to wait for it to go away.
Shakedown was fun yesterday at first I was miserable cuz I was tired and my shoulder hurt but then I went home, relaxed for a bit and came back and kicked it. Lava being a 5 minute walk from my house is always a bonus. I loved Dave Owen’s set. Good tunes.
01) Flaco – Why I say – Rubik
02) Adam Form feat Calculon and Andy Sim – Close Call – Rubik
03) Calculon – Road Less Travelled – Fokuz
04) Lenzman – Mesmerized – Shogun
05) Calculon – Rear View – Rubik
06) PaulSG – Unstoppable (Henree Rmx) – Phunkfiction
07) Calculon and Austin Speed – Lost – Dub
08) Stress Level and TC1 – Waves (Survival Rmx) – Dispatch
09) Fourward – Walking Alone – Fokuz
10) Naibu – Tigresse – Fokuz
11) Calculon and Austin Speed – It’s Your Touch Bootleg – Beard
12) Calculon – Crushed – Fokuz
13) BHX – She Says – Rubik
14) Alix Perez – I’m Free – Shogun
15) Spectrasoul – Organiser – Critical
16) Calculon – Jasmine – Fokuz
There’s a lot of stuff going on in Kikiland that I’m trying to take care of. I’m kind of on a mission so I’m sure it’ll sort itself out.
Shakedown tonight at Lava. I’m excited to see Dave Owen. Should be good times. If you’re in the Chi definitely come out. If not, tune in to Bassdrive for Stunna’s Greenroom show as Dave Owen will be making an appearance there as well. 2pm – 5pm CST.
BCee – Glitter Balls (track is in player)
Survival – Walk On By (track is in player)
01. Subterra & Dekko – Torrent [Frequency Dub]
02. Lomax – Mercia [RAM]
03. SpectraSoul – Organizer [Critical]
04. Data – Reconnaissance [Metalheadz Dub]
05. Enei – I Feel [Sinuous Dub]
06. Resound – Everything But Diamonds [Horizons Dub]
07. Oak – Tsunami [TAMP3CORDS Dub]
08. Loxy & Resound – Storyboard [Digital Soundboy]
09. Lenzman – Memory Loss [CIA Dub]
10. Subterra & Dekko – Impulse [Dub]
11. Lenzman & Treez – Bear Trap [CIA]
12. Lomax & Heist – Shes Cold [Co Lab Dub]
13. Data – The Sprawl [Horizons Dub]
14. Enei & Implex – Control [Dub]
15. Sunchase – Varka [Dub]
16. Lomax – Avon Calling [RAM]
17. Data feat. K2 – Kyushojutsu [Creative Source Dub]
18. Lenzman – Lonely Heart [Nu Directions Dub]
19. Enei – The Orion [Dub]
20. Total Science + MC Conrad – Soul Patrol (Lenzman Remix) [CIA]
21. Alix Perez – Melanie [Shogun]
I have 2 distinct group of friends. My drum n bass posse and then my non-electronic music peeps which mostly consists of hip hop/rap folks. It’s nice having 2 different types of events to go to all the time.
Last night I went to a Rude 1 show at Lava. They are always fun. People always come out and they have a good vibe. I don’t really listen to rap/hip hop. I listen to so much dnb that I don’t really have time to and I definitely don’t listen to mainstream stuff cuz I don’t listen to the radio so I’m usually out of the loop. I like going to these shows cuz they play all the good ish that I know nothing about. Good times last night.
Zetek – Higher State (track is in player)
01. lenzman – stuck – tbc
02. commix – breaking through – 31 records
03. lenzman – memory loss – c.i.a. deep kut
04. spectrasoul – in profile – tbc (still loving this one!)
05. alix perez – sorrow – shogun audio
06. commix – justified – metalheadz
07. total science & conrad – soul patrol (lenzman’s dark & dirty mix)
08. makoto – sentimental mood – creative source
09. calibre – hypnotise – soul:r
10. lenzman & redeyes – untitled – integral
11. mutt feat. kevin king – conversations – tbc
12. lenzman – caught up v.i.p. – no release
13. influx datum – meant love – headquarters
14. spectrasoul – buried – 31 records
15. lenzman feat. jo-s – fade away – 31 records
Submorphics is trekking across the pond for the next six months so we’re having a little Chitown dnb posse going away dinner at the hot spot Wing Hoe. I’m excited cuz I’m totally in a Wing Hoe mood and will definitely indulge in a signature scorpion drink. Yum.
Lots of dnb goodness today in the Chi. Sinistarr and Submorphics will be joining Stunna in the Greenroom for his Bassdrive show which will definitely be dope and the new dnb monthly Shakedown starts at Lava today so if you’re around you should tune in and stop by.
01.INSTRA:MENTAL – PHOTOGRAPH
02.PHOBIA & JUBEI – GUILLOTINE (BREAKAGE REMIX)
03.SUM ONE – OBLIVION
04.COMMIX – UNDERWATER SCENE
05.DATA – MUTED
06.INSTRA:MENTAL & D-BRIDGE – TRANSLUCENT
07.SABURUKO – WARPED (INSTRA:MENTAL REMIX)
08.ESCHER – SLICE
09.SABRE – GOD FEARING
10.DATA – SPLICE
11.SUBWAVE – SPECIAL SKILLS
12.ALIX PEREZ – I’M FREE
13.INSTRA:MENTAL & D-BRIDGE – DETUNED
14.NEBULA – FRAME OF REFERENCE
15.ESCHER – AUSTERE
16.SABRE – ONE MAN JETTISON