If one thing is true, The Bay likes to BOOTYCLAP! Not only have I heard that song at literally every nightclub in SF for the last few months, it’s usually the highlight of my night! So I decided, “What the hell, let’s start a monthly party dedicated to the booty bass movement.” I’ll be kicking off behind the decks as we celebrate the Launch Party with a trio of up & coming local talent, Infected Frequencies tagging “minage a tio” for 2 hrs. Wrapping up the evening, Chew Your Vitamins General, A+ will be dripping bass bombs all over a presumably sweaty dancefloor. Bring your booty and come get into it this Thursday 8.9.12 at The Comet Club on The Historic Fillmore St. at Filbert! FREE / 10-2AM / 21+
It’s been known for years that Europeans know how to throw a festival! Selling out in under ten minutes, this year’s Tomorrowland Festival boasts the most extensive electronic music lineup the dance community has ever seen. Kicking off today with the likes of Alesso, Steve Aoki, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox and Avicii, Saturday will see coverage from Martin Solveig, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Trance heavyweight Paul Van Dyk. Wrapping up the event with sets from Afrojack, David Guetta and Dave Clark, the live stream looks to extend the experience of Europe’s largest Dance music festival to the world this weekend despite its sell-out status. Although none of those are my favorite artists from the lineup, all sets will be available for streaming after the broadcast through Revibe.
Our homie KROOKS is joining us for his first ‘KROOKS Report’:
It’s been a huge month-and-a-half for breakout production duo Disclosure since presenting their most substantial release to date, “The Face EP”, on Berlin/London based Greco-Roman Records. Initially released on 6.04.12 it’s taken a meteoric rise through beatport’s loosely categorized “electronica” section, landing it in the #1 spot in today’s Top-Ten. Dual vocalist Sinead Harnett and Ria Ritchie combine to conjure up the summer-ready Deep House shimmy of ‘Boiling’, and the Broken Beat-flavored chords and nimble drum programming of ‘What’s In Your Head’, both with Sinead Harnett on the A-side. Flipside they summon classic late ’90s vibes on the effervescent bubbler ‘Control’ starring Ria Ritchie, tipping out on a “sexier” House jaunt called ‘Lividup’. The huge support this album has seen across many different sub-genres of edm is a true testament to the “electronica genre” or “bass movement’s” ability to fit into a wide array of dance music sets and have the crowd grooving deep into the night. I strongly encouraging copping the album today and also digging deeper into the seemingly “wild-wild-west” of beatport.com that is “electronica.”
This1that1 is what happens when the two bass wizards Kill Frenzy and Nick Monaco team up for a collaboration, forthcoming on Moda Black. Kill Frenzy, the Willy Wonka of the Booty Clap factory, brought out all the secret ingredients for his debut release on dirtybird which made waves throughout EDM with everyone m-m-making that booty clap including Skrillex. Nick Monaco is also no stranger to dirtybird, having been recently featured on their Hatched compilation, he is master chef in the bass kitchen. This1that1 is gonna be wrecking dancefloors all summer. Its well engineered bassline keeps you on your toes then its soft melodies and hook takeover the wheel steering you straight into Basstown, USA for an extended vacation.