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Friday, 9 November 2012

Get Twisted with S1-LO


TGIF!!

So its Friday, the end of a busy week. A time to hold it down, let loose and enjoy yourself. Fortunately, about a year ago, a couple of wacked-out Aussies, by the names of Scott Kilpatrick & Martin Stace formed a group known as “S1-LO”.  One of the best Underground Techno acts I have stumbled upon and truly glad I did. Their cultivating sounds that venture into the deep dark bliss of the Techno fortress. Experience these magicians lighting up the airwaves in Sydney every Friday night (LIVE VIDEO BROADCAST) which has now become an essential part of my weekend. If your free between 9pm-12am AEDT, treat yourself to S1-LO.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Podcaster
SK



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Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Importance of a Playlist

For those DJ’s/podcasters out there, doing your thing in the comforts of your home studio or playing out in the clubs, a good and effective way to create a vibe is to focus on your playlist. It is not necessary to play on a single playlist, but having set of playlist of various vibes and tones is an advantage.

With the advances of technology, the art of mixing has changed dramatically, and more emphasis is given to track selection. Preparing various sets of playlist would definitely improve the work flow of a set, thus improving the listening experience of your audience. There are plenty of ways to sort a playlist, to each his own, as for myself, I like to sort by basslines (bpm), keys and aspects of a breakdown (depth and energy of a breakdown).

It is an art within itself, sorting out tracks that goes well with one another, blend seamlessly and bridges the vibe. In short, if you haven’t sorted your tracks in playlist formats, perhaps it’s time you do, and experience the flow for yourself.

Cheers


Your friendly neighborhood podcaster,
SK


Monday, 15 October 2012

Construction Monday – London Water

For many of us, Monday’s are often blue, The dreadful day of starting a fresh week at work. DJ/Producer ‘London Water’ uploaded his “Construction Monday Ep2” cloudcast about 6 hours ago, and I am extremely glad that he did. Currently in tune and loving it! The playlist in this set is remarkable, the beats and vocals seamlessly blend as he takes us on this journey of tecky, deep house beats. A recipe of sounds to lighten and alleviate those Monday blues. Take a trip with London Water!

EnjoyJ

Your friendly neighborhood podcaster,
SK



Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Get Deeper - DJ D-Yazz

2 weeks ago, a talented artist from Canada by the name of “DJ D-Yazz” uploaded the 5th installment of his “Deeper” series on Mixcloud. A collection of Deep House sets that truly hits the soul.
I am pleased to say that I have been following D-Yazz for more than a year, always enjoy his art of music, more specifically his ability to program a complimentary playlist that transitions smoothly.
If you dig the deeper side of the force, and enjoy a good groove, might I suggest hitting up D-Yazz for an hour, you deserve it,.

EnjoyJ

Your friendly neighborhood podcaster,
SK

Sunday, 7 October 2012

LOVE GREEN PARK - UNDERGROUND


October 6th, 2012, Dalam Muzika & Wawawee hosted ‘Love Green Park’, an underground event held in the deep jungles of Kuala Lumpur. This was the first tropical themed event under the label, a rarity in Malaysia.

The Journey to arrive at the event was nothing short of magical. Breathtaking views of the tropics mirrored through a gleaming sunset with all the colors of the rainbow. Arriving early was important, as the gates to enter closed at 9pm, but many were happy to oblige.

Deep organic grooves were there to greet us. Performing the opening act was Malaysia’s Dalam Muzika, captained by pioneering artist Nicky C. Their 4-hour set could have been a story within itself, beats and melodies that complimented the surreal environment surrounding us. Taking us on a journey of love and paradise with every pulsating beat, the energy and vibe creatively built, in preparation for the boys of Wawawee.

Playing till the break of dawn, Wawawee dished out one heck of a techno performance. Technical, heart-pounding beats that kept us begging for more, and more they served. Sadly, but beautifully, the sun took its course and began to rise over the heart of Kuala Lumpur, signaling the close of an epic night. We realized how lucky we were, to be a part of something truly unique, truly underground.

In a time where Malaysia is driven by the commercial scene, this was one event with substance, deeply rooted in an underground scene one may find overseas, a scene that is destined to grow in Malaysia.


Friday, 7 September 2012

Underground Tech. /// Erotic Red

TGIF Peeps!!

So.. How are we this fine Friday? If you're reading this, you’re most likely tuned-into U.T.’s “Erotic Red”, Inspired by the sounds from Boudair Radio (Poland). I must say, I have been enjoying their podcast lately, sounds that capture my moods when in lingo or at ease, its perfect! If you have the time, Have a listen..

The seductive beats of Erotic Red was borne out of the dire need to program a mix full of chords that hits the soul (well for me anyways), A playlist of tracks that I for one could not resist to play. It starts a little moody but it does gradually take me to a place, where I feel the movement of my legs. Some would call it a “No-hands in the air” mix, which best describes the seismic pounce of every stomp from the knees down. There are plenty of ways to enjoy a good beat, I prefer to swag, front to back, right to left, it does not look jazzy, but feels just so right. HOW DO YOU DANCE??

It’s extremely difficult to cast a set without taking risk in the arts of four beat mixing, its even more challenging when it defies the notion that all beats match at the first beat. In English, Erotic Red Rocks!

Much thanks for tuning in and having a read..

Do take care,

Your friendly neighborhood podcaster,
SK

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Tropical Underground /// Ep#004 /// Taipei

Wow-wee..

So its just pass midnight (KL) On a Saturday night.. and i came across my old'blog which I created almost a year ago.. and I remembered how important it was for me to not only play the music that I love, but write about it too.. and its been a year since my last post.. Alot has happen since than.. musically..

Growing up in the great white north, a place I like to call home (Canada) was a musical blessing for me, I was all of 16years when I heard my very first beat of house.. and like us all.. FELL IN LOVE INSTANLY!! it was an illegal rave at an abandon industrial warehouse in Toronto.. truly underground.. an experience I'd give anything to re-live, definitely changed my life.. DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST TIME??

So.. what was I why suppose to write about?? right.. Tropical Underground Ep#004.. Its a series dedicated to deep house music, unlike my series of "Underground Tech." (U.T.) which is a little more Housier and Techno-ish, a faster pace of harmonic tecky beats if you will.. With Tropical Underground (T.U.) deep soulful vibes that would resonate through the deep jungles of the tropics, a place I recently been calling home (Malaysia)..

Taipei.. the album cover, I love to name my sets after world class cities.. its just something I love to do. besides Taipei is a beautiful city.. been there twice (not for djing) site seeing.. you should visit. too.

Hope you enjoyed T.U. Ep#004, was a pleasure to put together.

Much thanks for reading and tuning in..

God bless..

Your friendly neighborhood podcaster,
SK