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May 12, 2009

Jean Nipon

Jean Nipon of France
(Institubes Records)

I realized I saw this guy DJ last year but I had no clue who he was. I was really intrigued by his set because the whole time he was sweating, jumping around with his eyes wide open, hovering over the decks. His music is in your face and non-stop. Some of it reminds me of ghetto Chicago style techno and booty house. Prepare to wake up.

Jean Nipon – You Call It Love

Jean Nipon – Raw Deal 

Jean Nipon – National Kids 

Jean Nipon – Lost In Music

Filed by Steve Ryback at May 12th, 2009 under BLOG
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May 6, 2009

Robbed by Robots

(click image to visit the Robbed By Robots Myspace)

(click image to visit the Robbed By Robots Myspace)

Our buddy Robbed By Robots has put together another phenomenal mixtape featuring some of his own productions from his most recent EP. He’s got some really crazy live effects going on in this one! Tarek aka The Egyptian Lover (jk) (the man behind Robbed by Robots), is on his way to the top, separating himself from this over-saturated market of DJs by spending countless hours honing his style and working tirelessly on sound engineering. Make sure you download this mix and bump it in your car, its perfect for the hot weather this week!

1. Robbed By Robots – Spanish Girls Wanna Give It Up
2. Messinian – Designer Drugs Remix
3. Dance With Someone Else – The Young Punx
4. Can’t Love You Babe – Sidechains
5. The Bomb- John Mazella Mix
6. Half In Love – Foamo Remix
7. Back Up In This – Cold Blank Remix
8. Riddle of Steel – Classixx Remix
9. Any Way You Choose To Give It – Boy 8 Bit Remix
10. 100% – Treasure Fingers Remix
11. No More Conversations – Mylo Remix (Robbed By Robots Edit)

Robbed by Robots – April 09 Promo Mix

Filed by Steve Ryback at May 6th, 2009 under BLOG
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May 5, 2009

Passion Pit – The Reeling

I had insomnia the other night and stumbled upon the video for the song “The Reeling” by Passion Pit. Here is a little background on them straight from their labels website.

Boston’s Passion Pit is the brainchild of Michael Angelakos.  He is a songwriter’s songwriter drawing from a variety of influences, from the classic pop of Randy Newman to the synth work of Giorgio Moroder.
The Chunk of Change EP was originally put together as a (belated) Valentine’s Day present to Angelakos’ girlfriend which then prompted him to give it out to friends and fellow students at Emerson College.

Not a bad V’Day gift. I try my best not to celebrate fake days of love but appreciate the song and video.

Filed by Ralph Milan at May 5th, 2009 under BLOG
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May 4, 2009


I was looking for some new music to discover and came across a track I liked by Gunstar. I started reading a little further about them on the BINARY blog and noticed in the comment section there was little debate on Gunstar sounding a bit too much like a FUTURECOP track. Listen to their tracks or even check their myspace pages. They do sound very similar. Coincidence or intentional?

Gunstar- Dream Machine
Futrecop- NASA



Filed by Ralph Milan at May 4th, 2009 under BLOG
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May 1, 2009

Feeling For #FollowFriday explains #followfriday:

Why #FollowFriday works to build twitter followers
FollowFriday is successful because of three main factors:

1. It’s easy. It takes little effort to send a tweet, something people do dozens of times a day.

2. It’s participatory. You don’t need to be part of the “Twitterati” to participate. You can suggest one person or 100 people. You can get endorsements from one person or a hundred people.

3. It’s karmic and it feels good. It’s a great feeling to simply say, “I think this person is great. You should follow them.”

With that I leave you with my very own Remix of French house superstar, Cassius’ “Feeling For You” @ a sexy 320kbps.



Cassius – Feeling For You (Steve Ryback Remix)

Filed by Steve Ryback at May 1st, 2009 under BLOG
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April 30, 2009

Slap yo troubles away!!

Since in our last post Steve used a Sham-WOW quote it’s only fitting to follow up with an amusing remix video of his other product the Slap Chop. The best part about this guy Vince was that he was arrested about a month or so ago for biting the tongue of a call girl in a hotel. Wonder what his next product will be.

Filed by Ralph Milan at April 30th, 2009 under BLOG
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April 29, 2009

I am a Walking Disaster | TIEFSCHWARZ

Since the early 90’s Tiefschwarz has been exhibiting their obsession with techno music throughout the world. The German Producer/DJ brothers have an incredible series of tour dates set up for this spring and summer. The duo will be blitzing over twenty cities all over the globe at venues such as Amnesia, Space, DIY Club, Flex, Sputnik Fest and our very own Paladium in Los Angeles, California on May 22nd. Vince Offer’s quote from the Sham-Wow commercials undoubtably pin points Tiefschwarz’s music; “Germans make good stuff.” 

Here’s a Tiefschwarz track featuring Matt Safer, from The Rapture. I heard this tune a few years ago but it has never left my listening playlist nor my DJing playlist.

Tiefschwarz – Warning Siren (Featuring Matty Safer)

Tiefschwarz – Warning siren (Buick Project Remix)

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April 28, 2009

Advanced Movie Screening at Yost Theater

Where the hell is the Yost Theater?? It’s in Downtown Santa Ana and has been restored for almost a year. They have been doing private events and some shows for a bit. We really would like to throw something there. You would be surprised some of the people we could put together for an event there. In the mean time we will support them.

Etnies has been presenting a few advance screenings down there lately with some quality movies.
This Friday’s FREE advanced screening is BATTLE IN SEATTLE starring Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Rodriguez, Channing Tatum, Ray Liota, Martin Henderson, Andre Benjamin. The screening will be followed by an informal Q + A with the Writer and Director Stuart Townsend.

Make sure to RSVP and more info at ETNIES BLOG.

About Battle in Seattle:
In 1999, five days rocked the world as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Seattle in protest of the World Trade Organization. Among them are Django (Andre Benjamin), Sam (Jennifer Carpenter), Lou (Michelle Rodriguez) and Jay (Martin Henderson). United in their desire to be heard and to make a difference, for these protesters, this is very personal and the stakes are higher than mere politics. A peaceful demonstration to stop the WTO talks quickly escalates into a full-scale riot and an eventual State of Emergency results. The streets are mayhem, the WTO is paralyzed. Caught in the crossfire are Seattle residents, including its beleaguered mayor (Ray Liotta), a riot cop on the streets (Woody Harrelson) and his pregnant wife (Charlize Theron). The choices they make will change their lives forever.

Filed by Ralph Milan at April 28th, 2009 under BLOG
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April 27, 2009

Lessons Learned

Brooklyn duo Matt and Kim have this great video for their song Lessons Learned. It’s good and something you need to watch all the way to the last second to see why it’s so good.

Matt and KimNew MusicMore Music Videos

Filed by Ralph Milan at April 27th, 2009 under BLOG
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April 23, 2009


Those of you who were lucky enough to be around Orange County/Los Angeles back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when writing was blowing up, will definitely remember the name “Chaka”. His infamous moniker was scrawled all across Southern California and became sort of an urban legend. Chaka was everywhere, chaka was nowhere. People always claimed to know him, or to have gone hitting up the heavens with him, but you never really knew. Well, come this Saturday April 25th, he will re-introduce himself to the City of Angels.

Daniel Ramos, AKA Chaka, was 18 when he was arrested and charged in 1991 with 48 counts of vandalism, trespassing and causing $500,000 in property damage. Chaka’s signature tag had appeared in a staggering 10,000 locations from Orange County to San Francisco. At the height of his notoriety Chaka was demonized by mainstream media and culture as being little more than a prolific vandal. At the same time he was celebrated by street artists who admired the ability of a teenager from the projects to literally make his mark on the vast, glitzy LA cityscape in such a ubiquitous manner. He is credited with breaking away from the New York “wildstyle” popular at the time and introducing clearer, more blockish lettering into tagging. Chaka was one of the first to create a reputation as a recognizable individual tagger, and spawned many imitators. However Chaka was not just a lone operative. He was part of the LOD crew and as such, his work in reclaiming hard to reach places of the cityscape (freeway overpasses, walls, trains etc) on behalf of his crew is recognized by fellow taggers as a selfless achievement for LA’s graffiti scene as a whole.

After spending a year tracking down the once unavoidable Chaka, Mid-City Arts presents his first solo show. For Chaka’s fans as well as street art collectors, this will be a rare opportunity to revisit the nostalgia of the early 90’s, and own a piece of LA’s cultural history. Chaka himself will be in attendance and there will be a limited number of signed posters in addition to his works available for sale. The opening reception will take place April 25th, 7:00-9:00pm at Mid-City Arts, 5113 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019. For more info visit:

via Mid-City Arts

Filed by chris santiago at April 23rd, 2009 under BLOG
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