Friday, April 9, 2010

Citrusonic's Dance or Die WMC2k10

Thursday night at WMC was by far the coolest for me. We ended up attending Citrusonic's "Dance or Die" party at the Coco De Ville. I had been hyped about this party weeks before it actually started when I heard about it from my good pal "Dj So What", out in San Francisco. Dave, AKA "Dj So What!" had been raving about these artists ever since I've known him, so with his his help,  he arranged for us to get inside with our cameras.

The line-up of Dj's was absolutely spectacular, and although I had never heard any of them spin in person, I knew I was in for a ride. I was first introduced to Automatic Panic and DJ Cat NYC who both had some killer electro sounds that kept the pretty people of Miami on their toes. I got a chance to interview them as well and discovered that Automatic Panic had just finished up a ton of remixes including work for artists such as Tegan & Sarah and even Michael Buble'. Quite Impressive!

Next up, I listened in amazement as I heard Matt Devine & Greg from the band Kill Hannah spin. They are both from Chicago so they brought an old school Chicago house flavor mixed with some nu-disco and funky electro sounds. The sound they played fit the model-filled room perfectly with a truly sexy vibe that Miami nightclubs could certainly get used to. Murkem was there to catch an interview with them.

House Legends Larry Tee & Alexander Teqnique were also in the house representing hard for their label "Dj's are not Rockstars" along with Lauren Flax & live act "The Fire & Reason." Fire & Reason took center stage and did a live performance that brought back that nostalgic discotheque feel with some new school flava that captivated the crowd while making them boogie at the same time. The rest of the D.A.N.R crew also brought down the house and left the people of Miami wanting more.

If That's not enough, Jeremy Dawson from Shiny Toy Guns was also there to do a dj set as well as Dangerous Muse. These Rockstars know a thing or two about rocking crowds, and it was no different at the Coco Deville. Not only was their music making all the ladies go crazy, but their haircuts also got the crowd of super-models equally excited.

This Year WMC was definitely an eye opening experience for Murkem and I. The Citrusonic Dance or Die party really helped put our passion for the dj scene in perspective, so we will be devoted to bringing you much more from WMC in the years to come. For now, enjoy some of the interviews and pictures we were able to catch from this amazing event.

Automatic Panic vs Dj Cat NYC from Murkem on Vimeo.

Mat & Greg from Kill Hannah from Murkem on Vimeo.

Jeremy & Chad from Shiny Toy Guns from Murkem on Vimeo.

Alexander Technique from Murkem on Vimeo.

MK from Murkem on Vimeo.

Lauren Flax's Dark Sounds from Murkem on Vimeo.

The Fire and Reason from Murkem on Vimeo.

Dangerous Muse from Murkem on Vimeo.

Catching up with The Classixx- WMC 2k10

I can remember the first time I had ever really heard "The Classixx" I was looking through one of The Cobrasnake's photo galleries and happened to come across a music video that he had produced for them on a song called "I'll get you." The catchy hook and melody played in my head for weeks, and I was determined to find the song in 320kbps to drop in my dj sets. At that time, it was way too new so I could only find it in 128kbps on Gotta Dance Dirty.
Since I first heard them that day, I have continued to follow "The Classixx" ever expanding musical career. At this time if you aren't, I suggest you do the same. Originally hailing from L.A., they are now touring the country dj'ing, producing their own original tracks & remixes, and also working with the french electronic label Kitsune' Music. In December 2009, Kitsune released a whole remix album for the track "I'll get you", featuring artists from the likes of Treasure Fingers, Les Gillettes, and Gigamesh from the group "Discotech."
Find it on Itunes here.

Just recently at WMC 2k10, Murkem & I got to hear them live and meet them for the first time.  Their set's contained a funky mix of rare grooves and mid-tempo dance tracks that set the perfect tone for BBQing, drinking beer, and connecting with other WMC artists. They took the time to give our pal Anthony Nicholas some advice on dating and how to handle bullies and groupies. Check out some pictures and Anthony Nicholas interview here.

Classixx's advice on Bullies from Murkem on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dungeon Familie's Dr. Dax WMC Confessions

The first night of WMC started out with a bang. Some of the biggest names in electro music were playing at Mansion that night, and Murkem and I had front row seats. Unfortunately, I didn't bring my earplugs to mansion and although that MSTRKRFT, Benni Bannassi, Wolfgang Gartner, & Japanese Pop Stars were all spinning, I decided to bounce over to White Room to kick it with Caleb Gauge from The Overthrow, and some of the other artists that were attending the " Made to Play Showcase " party that night.

When I got there, it was already quite late, but I managed to meet a variety of great artists and dj's who were making an impact on the scene. One of the most unique artists I met that night was Dr. Dax from Atlanta. He informed me he just got out of jail, but he was in town for WMC along side his homie Dj Rob Wonder promoting for his website Dax's swagger and "I don't give a fuck" attitude really promoted me to get to know him and find out what he's going on.

Although the conference was filled with the worlds greatest electronic Dj's, it was refreshing to meet someone who had a different prospective on the music scene. It turns out Dr. Dax is a renowned graffiti artist, and the moment he touched down in Miami, he already blessed the city's architecture with a graffiti piece. Aside from graffiti, Dax is also a videographer who works alongside "The Dungeon Family" and just recently filmed Big Boi and George Clinton's new video, "For Your Sorrows." For more on Dax, visit his It's better than Coke! I also got a change to get an interview with Dax on the streets of Downtown Miami, take a look and meet the man behind behind the dopeness of

Dr. Dax Confessions from Murkem on Vimeo.

Watch his New Video with Big Boi, Too Short & Fubk Legend George Clinton!

Big Boi - Fo Yo Sorrows VIDEO ft.Too Short,George Clinton,SamChris from SNORTTHIS.COM on Vimeo.

Hot Pink Delorean at WMC 2k10

Being the worlds biggest Back to the Future Fan, any group with the name "Delorean" in it is sure to catch my attention. {And anyone else with a passion for flux capacitors for that matter.} Mix in some "Hot Pink" and you've caught the attention of all the Bodacious babes as well. But it's not just their name that makes "Hot Pink Delorean" such a deadly combination. It's their music, style and chemistry that keep them rocking crowds in the past, present, and future. Yeah, this is heavy.

Just type in their name on and you'll get a bazillion remixes from this Electro trio. They have been sprinkling their flavor on names ranging from Laidback Luke, Steed Lord, Enur, & even Beyonce. It seems as if these guy's really have been traveling through time and space to create all the remixes that they do. You can also catch them touring around a city near your rockin' pink and spinning some Mc "Fly" dj sets that will have you feeling like your "Back to the Future"

I first ran into these dudes back in 2009 at The Overthrow's infamous Black Sunday party as they capped off WMC that year. This Year, Murkem and I got to catch up with group member Jon, as he gave our friend Anthony Nicholas some advice on getting girls in the 305. He eventually advised us to hit up the strip club where he topped of WMC with a final epic dj set at Goldrush Downtown Miami.

Here is the interview along with some pictures of Jon from "Hot Pink Delorean"

Will wearing Hot Pink help Anthony Nicholas with woman? from Murkem on Vimeo.