Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Last Dance [Free Event]

Dance & Romance Presents:

Last Dance

It's Spring and love is in the air. This is your last chance for romance. So let's dance the Last Dance!
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► 9pm-2am
► 21+
► Drink Specials all night!
► Bottle Service available
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► Secret Guest
► Planet Rock (Shifty Rhythms)
► Calcat (Cream)
► Optimus Grime (Dance & Romance)

House | Disco | Bass | Moombahton |R&B | Trap | Club | & who knows?


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Artist Spotlight: Saint

Saint has been making lots of noise in the last year with big tunes, twerk anthems, and just changing the game with original and innovative music that follows no formula. Saint carries a very mysterious aesthetic that forces you to wonder and focus solely on the music. We were able to catch up with Saint and ask a few questions. So lets see what the Bass Shaman Saint has to say.

What is your name, favorite food, and what city you from?
My name is Virgil. I’m based in Los Angeles, and my food of choice is water.
Describe your sound in three words?
Hip-hop. Club. Aggressive.
What three songs you have been into lately?
‘2 On’ by Tinashe, ‘Run These Streets’ by K. Michelle, and ‘Melba’s Call’ by Bok Bok and Kelela. That and everything DJ Mustard and Young Thug are putting out- I know you said only three though. And Nicki Minaj too, sorry.

What audience do you have in mind when you DJ and produce?
I never really had an audience in mind, I kind of just go for stuff I like and would want to hear when out.
You have collaborated with a good amount of artists, how has the process been? Do you feel you have developed your sound with these collaborations?
It’s always fun. I try to bring them into my sonic world and find some type of middle ground. Some people I work with i’ll bang it out (G-Buck, Jesse Slayer), and others i’ll really dive and make something deep and more art based (AGLORY). You pick up something from everyone, really.

You have received a lot of cosigns, and your tracks have been played at festivals by some of the biggest names. How does it feel to have your tracks being heard by thousands of people?
It doesn’t feel real some times. I’ve been in crowds when Major Lazer has played me, and seeing something you made in basically isolation do that to people is insane. Then there’s stuff like DJ Shadow, who is someone I listened to and admired growing up, doing scratch routines to my track with G-Buck that is, like, unbelievable. Hearing yourself on the radio too, out driving, is something i’ll never get used to. It’s really hard to wrap your head around the fact that your music is reaching that many people. Even looking at Soundcloud plays and trying to wrap your head around each number being a actual person sitting somewhere in the world, listening to you… it’s a blessing. And crazy as fuck.
You are working with Aglory on a new track, how has the process been? the track called Cordoba?
Yes, Cordoba. It originally started as a rap beat I was doing just for fun- which is what I do when I get irritated with club/dance music. I posted a video on Facebook of it just cause, and Anthony (1/2 of AGLORY) immediately messaged me asking what it was. I explained it was just me having fun, and he insisted we make it a full track. We went back and forth a few times, and the end result was an R&B sequel to our last EP.
Is it true you have a crush on Angelina Jolie and when did it start?
Not a crush at all- she’s my hero, my life inspiration. I don’t even know in all honesty, I feel like i’ve always admired and looked up to her even when I was a child. She’s poised, intelligent, worldly, but still maintains this amazing aura of cool and edgy. There absolutely no one like her. I want to be her, honestly. One day i’ll be that poppin’… hopefully.
How did the Gijibae collab come about with G Buck?
We had just did Mata Hari and really enjoyed the process. We actually sought out to make another club track- Gijibae was originally 145 BPM instead of 100. It had an entirely different lead instrument as well. We slowed it down to twerk-BPM. The song was finished but we happened on another track that had a synth like the one we were using. I wasn’t having it, so we scrapped it. I came up with the bells, we revamped the track, and that’s basically it. I think G-Buck has actually played the original out once or twice, and people were just like, wait what the hell?


You have released Twerk, moombahton, and trap style songs. What has been the most fun to produce?
Twerk, easily. Rap and hip-hop beats come the easiest to me- making dance music can get very tedious. With rap you can just go right into things- club music you have to build the tension.  There are rules. It’s so nerdy. When the whole twerk thing came about it was literally perfect. It caters to both sides of my musical interests. I’m obsessed with rap in general, but the fact that twerk is so heavily based in NOLA bounce music, Bay hyphy, and Atlanta snap music made it a given for me. I have the most fun making it, hands down.
What is War House?
War House is an offshoot of Baltimore/Jersey/Philly club music I created that follows the typical house/big room structure, only with club type vocals/kicks/leads. I don’t really make it anymore, though.

You have produced a bunch of tracks for Chapman, an upcoming rapper.
Chapman is a really good friend of mine, one of my best friends. I originally just did one track for his debut EP. He ended up flying to LA for a string of shows early January. We hung out a lot during that time and ended up working really well together. There’s definitely a lot more music coming with him.
Any future releases planned?
Many. My main focus is a full-length rap album, IMMACULATE. It’s my take on The Neptunes Clones and Timbaland’s Shock Value. Th entire thing was produced by me, and features a lot of friends and amazing vocal talent from all over the country. I have an EP coming out with Stezus Christ for our new collective NO. I have tracks with G-Buck, AGLORY, Fei-Fei, and tons of others that’ll be dropping soon. There’s also a few official remixes for both vocal artists and other dj/producers I have coming out. I got an EP of all club/twerk music too, which is untitled right now. Really excited for that one though. There’s two tracks, Naomi Campbell and Zoloft, that are really fun and probably some of my favorite things i’ve ever done. And then there’s beats for a bunch of really amazing rappers.
Have you ever thought of including face veils as part of your merchandise?
Never. The veil is more so commentary on the modern artist in the social media era- not a way of keeping a secret identity. I think a lot of the magic is gone because artists share themselves so freely on the internet. You always know where they’re at, what they’re thinking, wearing, eating. Music, at least for me, has always been an escape, so I like to keep some air of intrigue around me.
What do you carry in your DJ Bag?
 Just my laptop, a selection of cables, and an Akai APC.
What three Producers should we be listening to?
Jesse Slayter, G-Buck, and Cratesz.
Anything you want to tell your fans?
Thank you for supporting me and listening! I’m working so hard to bring everyone the best, most fun stuff I can come up with. And i’m working extra hard to get out and play for you all. I see every message and i’m trying to get out to these places, just know that. I hope IMMACULATE is something you all enjoy. Keep it classy, drink a ton of water, and love yourself.

Saint:

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Iggy Azalea's Album Release Party At Avalon Tonight

The "Fancy" female rapper Iggy Azalea is having her "The New Classic" album release party tonight at Avalon. Arrive before 10:30pm to catch $5 well drinks along with a live performance from Cary Nokey.

Doors open at 9:30pm and close at 3am. It's 18+ with only a $12 cover, meaning you can have yourself an awesome night for under $20! Just a friendly FYI - Thursday nights at Avalon are also Tigerheat nights, meaning it's LGBT friendly.

Make sure you catch Iggy's spring tour schedule at iggyazalea.com.
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Motions Debuts "Orion" From His EP "All Gone"




Canadian born but London-based producer Motions will release his debut EP All Gone next week on Samo Sound Boy and Jerome LOL's Body High label, only the second actual physical release from these LA cats. If you're familiar with any of the HARD events, then you should be familiar with Samo Sound Boy and Jerome LOL's work. You'll be pleasantly surprised with the sounds coming from the newest edition of their team: Motions.

Check out the second track from his EP "Orion", a minimal, tech-house sounding dance floor cut with spaced out synths. For those of you who like to go one deeper, this is for you.


 
All Gone comes April 29th via digital download and vinyl. Take a listen below:
 
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lorde - Tennis Court (Flume Remix)

Flume
Lorde has been gaining much attention with the successful debut of her album. Lorde is from New Zealand and it was only a matter of time before someone from Australia remixed her music, and it happened to be flume. All the flair and synths we expect from Flume is showcased in this remix, and a beautiful beat pattern makes it a dance track that is also mellow enough to enjoy by the pool.
Flume:
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Haunter's Favorite tracks

So we love to share music at Dance & Romance and we have some tunes you need today! Some great genre variations that will get you stoked for your week(-end) and give you all the right vibes.

Quinn Kyle has been solid with his releases and this rework does well with the original, keeping true to the tune and adding his QK style to the track. 
 
If you like a good remix of Jodeci, then this is the one for you. The beat is bouncy and possesses you to start dancing and grinding all in one track.

Some mellow vibes with a Jersey Club R&B style tune we been seeing lately. Good tune and familiar samples makes this a fun song to just vibe out too.

Everyone remembers the song Lovefool and this remix just is magic. Smooth trap beat and perfect sampling of Lovefool.


/////FRNCH CNNXT
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Disco Dump Vol. 2


Gonna give you list of tracks that i have found and think they are really good. Check them out and find new artists. Different sections will be dedicated to the various genres.

Chill Wave


Club


Bounce // Twerk


House Trap:
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Brokechella ft. Chippy Nonstop


Recently, we posted about Brokechella lineup and what to expect,  but we have just got word that Chippy Nonstop has been added to the Brokechella lineup. Chippy Nonstop is not the conventional rapper, but has created a natural brand that is worthy of praise. In my opinion a fresh take on female rapping with a very unique style, and a live performance you must see. Her performances are energetic and have been known to bring out the rump shaking side out of girls and boys alike. We recently spoke to Chippy, and had a few questions for her.

Word on the street is you're working on an album? How has the process been for you and what can we expect from this release?

Chippy: Hi! How are you? Yes, I am working on an album. It's taking longer than I anticipated. LOL. It's weird, because I make music really fast and release it fast so holding on to music gives me so much anxiety, but it's fun, just working on music and not playing that many shows I guess. I'm just excited to finish it, put it out and tour. It's going to be really refined compared to my old stuff. A lot of pop sounding tracks, but also a lot of interesting, different tracks. It's going to be a full rounded fun album with some surprising elements of songs with actual depth and content. I think all my old songs don't really have any substantial content or a message other then like ; ' I don't give a fuck let's just have fun' which is a good message, but when working on an album I wanted to be more personal, vulnerable and maybe even make slight impact if I can.

We noticed you have been partying with Kreayshawn lately, can we expect one of your music videos directed by Kreayshawn?

Chippy: I mean, I haven't really been partying with Kreayshawn lately, we went to Skrillex Birthday party, but that was the extent of the partying. But she is a really close friend of mine and I love her. I think I'm going to get her on a song on the album, I like working with her a lot and with friends in general. I really want her to do one of my videos for the album for sure. 

You have said that you cook Tandoori Chicken. Are you a secretly talented chef?

Chippy: Lmao! Well...my mom is literally the best cook ever. She forced me to learn how to cook a bunch of stuff before I moved out. I wouldn't really say I am a talented chef, but I mean I can cook a pretty good meal. 

Swizz beats had begun to follow you on twitter, what artist has got you the most excited because they started to follow you on twitter?

Chippy: Skrillex. LOL

Finally Verified was a huge success and Bang Bang was a standout track on the EP, what inspired that track?

Chippy: I don't know if 'Finally Verified' was a huge success, but thanks. Bang Bang is my favorite track on the album. I don't I had been going into the studio with Felix for a while and he just played that beat for me, because he knew I liked 'ethnic' sounding beats, so he played that. I always say that when I like someone I would literally do anything for them, theres not much depth to that song. I like reggeaton and I guess I'm a self proclaimed 'ride of die chick' in the song. Lol 


You recently remixed a Reggeaton song titled Rakata by Wisin and Yandel, what made you decide to go in that direction and are their future projects to be on songs with dem bow beats?

Chippy:Um...Basically I just got a new microphone in my room and I wanted to record something and I just like that song. It wasn't really something I over thought. I'm just obsessed with that song and I made it. So far there aren't any reggaeton-ish sounding stuff. 
I might try to sneak one in there though..Lmao . 


You will be performing at Brokechella, what can a new fan expect from your performance?

Chippy: I would like to think that my live show is the best part of me, as an artist. If you didn't 'understand' me before after seeing my live show and how much I care about it, how much it excites me and how much I put into it, I feel like if you don't understand why I am doing this after watching me live, you probably just have no heart...lol. My live show is something I put everything into and I hope that's transparent to people even if they don't really like the music, they appreciate my energy. 

You will be on the same bill with the M|O|D crew at Brokechella, how has it been performing and partying with the M|O|D crew?

Chippy: Well I'm dating one of them, so we are all mostly really close...... lol...hope he doesn't kill me for saying this......*oops*  They are all amazing and extremely talented people though and I've grown really close with them. I really hope this year they thrive as much as they deserve to, they are literally one of the best people and talented producers I've been around...and trust me I've been around A LOT. 
Anything you want to tell your fans?

Chippy: Love you! <3 and stay happy and positive, even though I always have a hard time staying at a positive energy, I will always try to bring myself up for my fans and always keep making music and thriving for them and myself. <3
Luv xoxo Chip
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Brokechella 2014 [Event]

These days musical festivals have become huge and grown to many different events. Coachella is one of the biggest events and has expanded to two weekends. Seems these days that only the wealthy can afford Coachella, and at a price that almost hits $400, there has to be a better alternative. Thankfully, if your in the Los Angeles area and have $20 you can experience a festival at a fraction of the price of Coachella. Brokechella is your solution to good music, memories, and food. The lineup is stacked with great talent from the Hip Hop Stage, DJ Stage, and bands stage. Let's not even forget the many comedians who are also on board for the fun. I honestly can't find something as culturally relevant and organic as Brokechella in Los Angeles. Amazing artists will be rocking all the stages. From picking which food truck to eat at and which stages and artists to see, it can be a little overwhelming in an awesome way. So make sure to get your Broke Pass [HERE]
Brokechella:

Here's some tunes you can expect to hear at Brokechella:


///FRNCH CNNXT
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Disco Dump [Mega Post] Part 1.


Gonna give you list of tracks that i have found and think they are really good. Check them out and find new artists. Different sections will be dedicated to the various genres.




House: Lets start this off with House music and all its amazing sub genres. We got Deep, Bass, Garage, Disco, and everything in between.


Trap: We got some very Trappy music for you. Variations of the genre are all represented here.

Bass: We Got you if your into Dubstep, Drum n Bass, or just Bass music. Even some Glitch Hop for you. Enjoy!     
Hip Hop: Here we have some underground Hip Hop for you to enjoy. Make sure to cop that Flatbush Zombies track though!
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LE P - Like I love you EP

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 Over here in North America the weather is getting warmer, and the vibes are getting just right. You can start having day time pool parties and dress in lighter clothing which makes it easier to dance. This EP is the personification of the seasonal change of warm and fun vibes. Bouncy synths and dance infusing percussions give this EP a smooth vibe and makes you want to dance by the pool or beach.

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Lady Blacktronika - It's a Blacktronika World

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 Lady Blacktronika is often considered the first Lady of Deep House and has expanded her releases by having Skylax Records manage this release. This EP is pure and smooth Deep House at its finest. Layers of percussion, smooth synths and various piano chords can help to some up the EP, yet it isn't worthy of description of the EP, It's a Blacktronika World because you ultimately have to hear it. Tracks titled fantasize me, Right Direction, and Cheat and Lie all have the great ability to transport you to a time where Deep House was king a time of yesteryear, yet were showcased such a beautiful release that many people wouldn't know about unless real fans of Deep House. DJ's and Deep House heads need not sleep on this release.

Lady Blacktronika:
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