Just got schooling from @MMMixes , @tonymaserati , and Stevie Wonder stopped by to say hey! Thanks @AESorg and @WavesAudioLtd , very cool!

Manny Stevie @ Waves AESJust stopped by Los Angeles AES for a bit and stumbled over to the Waves booth where Manny Marroquin happened to be answering crowd questions, and then . . . Tony Maserati stepped out of the crowd to help out Manny with crowd questions . . . AND THEN . . . Stevie Wonder(!!!) randomly walked over to say hey to everyone and talk to Manny for a minute. And here I figured it was going to just be a bunch of so-so gear booths, haha!

Very cool stuff, especially since I just finished my first day of “Art of Mixing” at Point Blank L.A. on Thursday. Coupling all I just learned in class with a great teach, with what some of the top level pros had to say was, again, verrrrry cool!

DJ TekMonki – Musik/Love Vol. 1 (https://soundcloud.com/tekmonki/musiklove-vol-1/s-6M8Qv)

First DJ mix in a lonnnng time (straight from L.A.) for you to bump in your ride, throw down at your pool or BBQ party, groove to while you’re working out, or just sit back and enjoy!!!

Your thoughts, comments, critiques,  and love is most assuredly welcome – but again and most of all, enjoy!

TekMonki @ SoundCloud link (download or stream)

Feel free to share!

 

“When I go to a nightclub, you know…
I’m not going for the fire that’s coming out of the walls, yeah…I’m not going there to be in the VIP area and drink fancy fucking champagne.
Nah, I’m not going for none of those reasons to tell you the truth, you know…

I’m just going for the music…

I don’t need big breaks and a big song with a buildup and lights and smoke… fuck all that, I don’t need none of that shit…
I just need some good music…

When I do go out man I just wanna have a drink and just sit back and be by myself…
And just nod my head to some good music…

I’m just a regular guy, you know, who walks into a club and wants to hear a groove.

My life ain’t gonna change tonight… but yours is…”

 

Here’s the trainspotter track list:

  1. The Black 80s – Move On (Hollis P Monroe and Wrong Jeremy Mix)
  2. Tensnake – No Relief
  3. Dark Mountain Group – Lose Control
  4. Danny Tenaglia – Music is the Answer (Deep Dish Deadline
  5. Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique – Love Is Free
  6. Groove Armada – Set Me Free (Balearic Mix)
  7. Thee Maddkatt Courtship – My Life Muzik (Celine Fisher Mainframe Club Mix)
  8. Simian Mobile Disco – Put Your Hands Together
  9. Róisín Murphy – Let Me Know (Andy Cato Vedra Mix)
  10. Peace Division – Club Therapy (John Ciafone Vocal Mix)
  11. Ralphi Rosario – Take Me Up (Lego’s Club Mix)
  12. Booka Shade – Bad Love (Groove Armadad UK Drop Mix)
  13. Groove Armada – Stevie Latenight
  14. RÜFÜS DU SOL – Innerbloom

I’m In L.A. Know anyone that needs a sublet or even maybe even a roommate for several months?

Hey e’rybody!  Hope you’re well!!
Currently in LA for a bit of work and learnin’.  Do you know anyone (or anyone that knows anyone) that needs a sublet or maybe even a roommate for several months?  I’m clean; feed and walk myself; am potty trained; and rarely bark.
And AirBNB and/or hotels is great and all, but slowly bleeding me dry.  Been checking CL, WestSide Rentals, and a few others, but do let me know if you know any other services or peoples (for month-to-month or sublet).  Thanks a million!!

Blizzard of New Music! @petshopboys @MassiveAttackUK @underworldlive @ChemBros

Ritual Spirit

So I dunno if it’s because they heard about the epic NYC blizzard and wanted to help out or what, but the great new music dropping left and right in the past few days is a wonderful blizzard all it’s own!

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Pet Shop Boys – https://open.spotify.com/track/0rQR1onx4JJcoMbyHaQHqf

New Underworld – https://open.spotify.com/track/36wXuy4SNe7yvE1OdOEGcX

New Chemical Brothers vid – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC2dRkm8ATU

And my current fave of the bunch I’m excited about, new Massive Attack! (I’ve heard it, it’s HOT!) – http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/massive-attack-tease-release-of-ritual-spirit-ep/

The Album Release Cycle And The Band That Proved The Power Of Digital 7 Years Ago

Yes, I’m that much of a navel-gazing nerd that I find this interesting . . .

“This article offers a breakdown of the album release cycle explaining why, in the digital age, the conventional timeline for releasing and promoting an album is riddled with inefficiencies and examines how one metalcore band figured out the right way of doing it way back in 2008.”

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Ableton Musical Gold Dust Indeed! @AskAudioMag @NI_News

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Recently got my hands on Komplete Ultimate 10 (http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/bundles/komplete-10-ultimate/), but work’s been kicking my ass so I haven’t had a ton of time to take it out on the track and tear around the studio in it (and update my Ableton/Maschine template, but in the meantime check out this musical gold dust post about Ableton (too true!) from Ask Audio Mag!

http://askaudiomag.com/articles/ableton-live-how-to-turn-mistakes-into-musical-gold-dust