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This week we have a special mix by Pocket DJ Joplin, recorded live at King King in Hollywood, CA. Queen of the sexy deep house, Joplin has held several residencies over the years including Marques Wyatt's own Deep - LA Brand. If you ever get a chance to see Joplin live we highly recommended it, and we also recommend some sort of birth control, 'cuz she's been known to get people pregnant without even knowing it.
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If there's one thing we just can't get enough of these days it's the tasty sounds of San Diego DJ, and BMX heart-throb, Lee Reynolds.
If you don't know Lee then you should, and if you do then you know he also won our Lightning in a Bottle Woogie Stage mixtape competition in 2012 and won himself a slot on the Woogie. A little over a year ago he also did his first Beat Soup mix, episode #25 to be exact (Check it out!), and we're super stoked to have him back for episode #80!
1. M.in - Underrated Priviledge
2. Andre Butano, Miguel Lobo - Mooha
3. Sam Russo - Losing Things
4. Daria - Gauchito Gil (Lee Van Dowski Edit)
5. Tuccillo - City Lights
6. Loquace - Back Again
7. Luca Bacchetti, Guti - Loneliness
8. Dirty Culture - They Still Love The Underground
9. Pierre Codarin - Bugs On Drugs
10. German Brigante - Menos Latencia
11. PothOles - Poka (Alex Arnout Remix)
12. Niko Schwind, Kellerkind - Lose Control (Teenage Mutants Remix)
13. Dance Spirit - Tangled In Blue
14. Chaim - Summer Rains
15. Re.you - Anyway (Rampa Remix)
16. Misha Twins, Riccardo Rizza - Billant (Nikola Gala Remix)
17. Sonny Fodera, Cajmere - You're The One
It's Monday again! Time to put on your headphones and pretend to be working.
This week Will Levine drops a new mix on us from San Diego, Ca. 1/2 of The Brute Squad, with Mike Insane, Will is also part of the famed LA based Ninja Skillz crew. ENJOY!
It all began around the time of Burning Man 2009 when DJ Saynt decreed that Will Levine would one day become a DJ! After conferring with divaDanielle at the Burn, it was decided that she would become his Sensei in the fine art of making booties shake! After a very short stint of practice, the infamous Porter Tinsley invited Will to open at Zanzibar. And so it was that in March of 2010, Will played his first gig.
March 2012, Will is inducted into the LA music collective known as Ninja Skillz.
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Welcome to another steamy bowl of Beat Soup, by Pocket Underground. This week we have a super fun, high energy mix from LA based DJ Romy Ancona. We saw Romy play an impromptu set at The Do LaB stage at Coachella this year, then had him come play for us at our new event Sunday Service, and the one thing we can say about Romy is that this kid likes to make asses shake, and shake hard!
We managed to get this mix from Romy just as he embarked on a little European tour, so check it out and get ready to wiggle!
A few words from the man himself: "I made this mix upon arriving to Berlin exclusively for Pocket Underground. My intention is to demonstrate my mixing creativity, song selection, and various genres that I enjoy presenting together."
Brenda Baker, known for her long, trippy, funked out down-tempo sets in the SoCal festival scene, has shifted her sound into that world we all love so much . . . tech house! As you will hear we get the best of both worlds with this mix, the trippy and etherial, from her down-tempo background, mixed with deliciously techy beats.
Based in Los Angeles, Brenda went under the monicker "B-Dub" as a down-tempo DJ, and has played festivals and events up and down the West coast. Now stepping into the tech, we're excited to see what comes from her next! ENJOY!
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We've always been big fans of Alexi Delano, but after getting the chance to book him on The Woogie Stage at Lightning in a Bottle in 2012 we absolutely fell in love with him. Humble, sweet and incredibly talented, Alexi is the real deal from top to bottom.
Today on Beat Soup we have 90 minutes of a live recording from a 4 hour set Alexi played at Treehouse in Miami. We're honored and excited that we have this set for you all to enjoy, so without further ado, DIG IN!!
We will be releasing a new interview with Alexi very soon at Pocket Underground.
Alexi Delano dwells in the perfect balance between shiny minimalism and dark vivacious techno. With more than two decades on stage he has been able to combine different roots and facets of the contemporary music scale.
Alexi is intimately linked to the Plus 8, Clink Rec, H-prod and Truesoul labels and each one of his projects has been leaving foot prints on the minimal/techno scene. He performs constantly in clubs around the world and in prestigious events.
Born in Chile but raised in Sweden, Alexi, with fellow Swedes like Cari Lekebusch, Adam Beyer, Jesper Dahlback, Joel Mull and others, became part of some of the first wave of Swedish electronic music producers that made a name for themselves in the mid 90’s. Releasing on techno labels such as Missile, Primate, Hybrid, Svek and many more.
With a production and DJ style that sways neatly between house and techno, he consistently surprises with each release. Just listen to his “Would You?” track released on Magda, Troy Pierce and Marc Houle's label ‘Items And Things’ of the M_nus family; or the acid house classic “Believe Me” that he co-produced with Jesper Dahlback for Steve Bugs ‘Poker Flat’ label; continue with his and Xpansul's huge “Echolocation” track on Richie Hawtin's ‘Plus 8’ label and you will get an idea of this mans eclecticism and creativity.
Now in 2011 Alexi Delano has no intentions of slowing down. He has a string of E.P's and remixes lined up for the year, his new solo and co-productions will soon be at a store near you.
He‘s a man who seems to be made of music.
Hiya! Today we've got a new mix from Venice, CA based DJ/Producer Finley! Go put your sexy pants on . . . 'cuz it's that kinda mix!
The bastard son of SONA. If you don’t know her, educate yourself.
It was an era that FINLEY was brought up in and molded him into who he is today. “Tech-no” you say? “ Tech- yes” says FINLEY; inspired by marathon sets at the history filled SONA nightclub by artists such as Steve Bug, Tiga, Plastikman (Richie Hawtin), and Sven Vath to name a few. His inspirations led him to the decks in 1998 and over the next few years, he honed his skills while picking up residencies throughout New England underground parties, including the well-known SUNDAY NIGHT MASS in Burlington, VT. Then it was off to school to learn the precious art and science of audio engineering at Full Sail University, where his productions first saw the light of night. Now, with 15 years behind the decks and almost a decade producing, he is ready to come out in full force. His understanding and true love for the scene can be heard throughout his productions and dj sets. Sexy, deep, and melodic tunes, mixed with a bit of his techno and R&B roots, make for an incredible journey every time. He is a true NECK in every sense of the word. “Necktarded, Necktastic, Neckstacy” are just a few of the descriptions of the unique style that FINLEY has come to create over the years.
What's all this NECK business? Shoot him a message and be sure to COME FIND OUT!!!
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Happy Monday! Today we have a new, exclusive mix from Moontribe & Tropical resident DJ Ben Annand! Hope you enjoy!
Ben Annand has been a mover and shaker in the house and techno scene in Los Angeles since he first started djing in 1996. He holds dj residencies at 3 of California’s top parties – Tropical and Moontribe in the L.A. area, and Forward in San Francisco. He has played in most major U.S cities, and internationally in Japan, Russia, England, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Ecuador, and Mexico. Highlights include Wiggle at Fabric in London, 2 times at Labyrinth Festival in Japan, and 14 visits to Moscow’s Propaganda Club.
Equally dedicated to throwing quality events, Ben is just as known for his event organization as his dj skills. His now legendary party, Tropical, has evolved since 1998 over nearly 60 events from warehouse to boat to beach party to today’s campouts, retreats and mini-festivals. Tropical stands out from other parties in that it is 100% nonprofit – the party has raised over $11,000 for charity causes to date. The party is also special for its spectacular locations, including a 160-acre retreat center with poolside Function One Sound system and hot tubs, the stunning La Jolla Indian Reservation, the Hummingbird’s Nest Mansion, and most recently, Altadena’s historic Zorthian Ranch.
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This Synchronometry studio mix has been created solely for the purpose of being vigorously pureed into delicious organic Beat Soup. This delicious Beat Soup encompasses consistent rolling atmospheric grooves, complimented by technofied melodies of euphoria that fade to-and-fro with ease.
Synchronometry is an electronic dance music project from Los Angeles based musician, Bruce Dawson. Drawing inspiration from the Mojave Desert's Full-Moon-lit-sky, and nearly a decade of the Los Angeles underground dance movement experience (on behalf of the dancers, always) -- Synchronometry is a name that's here to stay.
After spending a childhood of watching vinyl scratch-battles, and unsuccessfully defiant attempts of acquiring a DJ setup in early adolescence, Bruce was lead to a life of musical admiration until being gifted a turntable setup in 2010, which would change his life forever.
Since, Synchronometry has had emergent years of local musical success at an exponential rate, as well as hosting numerous successful underground dance events since 2011. Now fully embracing musical curiosity as a Music Technology Master's Degree pursuant, as well as a regular guest DJ with Southern California's legendary Moontribe Collective, and traveling across the United States, from Michigan to Hawaii, all over California, as well as international travels -- there's no end in sight.
For more outstanding-crazy-synchronized-mathmatical-dance-tunes check out (and freely download) over thirty hours of live recordings and studio mixes on the Synchronometry soundcloud page (http://www.soundcloud.com/synchronometry). Also go ''like'' the Synchronometry Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/synchronometry), and stay current with upcoming performances and mix releases!
Now teamed up with the music-snob-goofballs that are Pocket Underground, this Beat Soup contains some of my very best ingredients. Enjoy!
Hello! Welcome to the 72nd edition of Beat Soup. Today, we bring you a mix hand-made by Rich Dullaghan in Santiago, Chile. Enjoy!
Hello everyone! This week's Beat Soup was mixed up just for you by our buddy Patricio.
The energy level always rises when Patricio steps behind the tables. Drawing on the passion and soul instilled in him growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Patricio will make you dance with no holds barred.
Patricio came to Los Angeles in the late 80’s, and immediately discovered electronic music. He spent a year of letting loose to the music that was being played at local underground clubs and parties. It was then he encountered his new found passion. It was his desire to make people let loose and dance uncontrollably while expressing what he himself was feeling musically that caused Patricio to officially become a beat junkie.
Once Patricio had amassed enough vinyl he began to make the underground club circuit, starting in 1992 at a Los Angeles popular after hours gig called Cafiend where he was playing with one of his favorite djs, DJ Dan, on Saturdays and was one of the original djs at Insomniac on Fridays all while sharpening his skills with wax.
It is at this point that Patricio met LABA founder Oscure, they forged a great friendship though music and have been playing and collaborating on music ever since.
Patricio’s experience in the early 90s behind the decks converted into a profound knowledge of what people want on the dance floor, a trait still ingrained in him today.
He has shared the stage with numerous internationally acclaimed DJs while making his way through the California electronic music scene.
During the late nineties Patricio went on a self-imposed hiatus to focus on his Graphic Arts career. (He has designed main title sequences for numerous motion pictures and has worked on a slew of television shows as well as music videos for 50 cent, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg and many others.)
Ultimately, Patricio realized that he could not be away from what he loved most, his music.
A major turning point occurred in 2002 when Patricio made his first pilgrimage to Black Rock City, Nevada for Burning Man. Truly inspired by this experience, Patricio decided to take his music in a direction that reflected his new found connection.
As he developed his new style, drawing influence from a wealth of musical genres, Patricio went on to tour the world with The Dolab, an artist collective from Los Angeles.
From Argentina to Japan, he has rocked dancefloors with djs like Stanton Warriors, Koma and Bones, Lee Burridge, Thievery Corporation, Layo and Bushwacka just to name a few, and rattled a few bass bins in festivals like Coachella, Nocturnal, All Points West and the infamous Electric Daisy Carnival.
While continuing to expand and experiment with sound as a dj, Patricio is currently submerged in the studio working on his next project.
Welcome to another edition of Pocket Underground's Beat Soup. Today's mix is from Matt Cole. Dive in!
16. Scat (Tony Thomas Remix) - Wigflip
Today we have a very special Beat Soup for you. Since it's everyone's favorite number - 69 - we thought we would bring out none other than Pocket's very own Idiot Savant. Who exactly is Idiot Savant? Jesse Wright and Ron Levy are Idiot Savant!
They wonder if you've ever tried to listen to a show using night vision optics? if you did have some handy, it might look something like this:
Idiots are Official! http://official.fm/idiotsavant
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Hello kids, welcome to another edition of Pocket Underground's Beat Soup. Today we have a special mix from DISTRIKT's Darren Grayson just for you.
San Francisco resident Darren Grayson is a DJ with the music and arts collective DISTRIKT, famous for its day parties all week long at Burning Man. A lifelong fan of alternative and electronic music, Darren finally embraced his passion and started DJ'ing in 2010. Enjoying his early gigs on the playa at DISTRIKT and SF underground hangouts like the EndUp and Public Works, he took a step away from his corporate career to focus on music full-time in 2011. His style is Tech House, Deep House, and Techno. He likes a prominent bass line to keep the dance floor moving while mixing through genres to keep things evolving.
Today's mix comes by way of the UK, from veteran Producer/DJ Tom Taylor. With tracks on labels such as Poker Flat, Lost My Dog, Pacha Recordings, Bulletdodge, Kling Klong and 2020Vision, to name a few, Tom is an international producing powerhouse. We hope you enjoy this new, exclusive mix of deep, housey goodness!!
Tom is one of the most exciting, versatile and creative producers to break through onto the electronic scene in recent years. He’s built on the success found as one half of 20:20 Vision’s The Electric Press and holds a wealth of accolades most producers would kill for. Various big EP’s on 2020 Vision and remixes of Daft Punk, Kelis, Erykah Badu, Armand Van Helden, Crazy P, Robert Owens, Francesco Tristano, DJ T being a pick of names from past productions.
Recent work has seen him produce for labels such as, Poker Flat, Dessous, Compost (Germany), Infiné (France), 2020 Vision, Fina, Outcross (UK) along his own label ventures. Attracting praise from the likes of Steve Bug, Josh Wink and Ben Watt, Tom’s productions have his signature flourishes of electronic soul, deep spacey melodies and atmospheric chords. Drawing on long-time influences from film sound track scores (Vangelis, Lalo Schifrin) to house – funk, disco – soul, Taylor’s solo tracks are deep house music, suffused with melodrama; emotive and bold.
Collaborations and remixes continue to flow, including work alongside Fina Records honcho Simon Morell & Bulletdodge boss Gareth Whitehead. Paul Woolford employs Taylor as his production partner and engineer on various projects (Planet E, We Love, Renaissance) and various remixes and re-edits including Depeche Mode and edits for Woolford’s We Love Ibiza Space residency. Tom also engineers and produces for dub boys ‘Jagged Hedz’ (Black Hole recordings) and is the creative studio wizard for several up and coming artists.
The man has played alongside the worlds best acts and is an established dj/live act internationally. Tank (Sydney), SQ (Poland), 360 Dubai, Ministry of Sound, The End (London), Back to Basics (Leeds), MAD (Lausanne) being a handful of names picked from his travels. A man on a mission, “we’re going to be seeing a lot more good things in the future” – TT.
Doc Daneeka - Day by day - 2020 Midnight Visions
Tom Taylor - Don't give up - Fina
Mr.V,Carlos Mena & Pablo Fierro - Fire La Chocha (Damir Pushkar & B.Original Remix) - Sole Channel
James Dexter - System Check - Lost my dog
Roberto Rodriguez - Oxymoron - Freerange
Tom Taylor - Jazz Dialect - Dessous
Tom Taylor - Synchronistic - Dessous
Paul Woolford & Tom Taylor - Prince Edit
Medlar - Knockard Pearl (Detroit Swindle Remix) - Wolf Music
Detroit Experiment - Think Twice (Tom Taylor Rethink)
Kid Sublime - Keep on - Dopeness Galore
Tom Taylor & Gareth Whitehead - The music - Bulletdodge
Tom Taylor - This World - Fina
Tom Taylor - Want you - White
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It's been a long time since anyone's been able to get their hands on a brand new studio mix by Railyard Recordings helmer Matt Xavier. So when he sent us an early bird sneak listen of it . . . we knew it had to be Soup.
In the early 1990's Matt Xavier founded New York City's first goa/psy-trance company, Tsunami Productions, where he remained as resident DJ and Music Director until the turn of the millennium. Following his departure, he retired the format and began producing tech-house music under the moniker "Gruvhaus", whose releases & remixes appeared on such labels as Fabric UK, Release Records, Polyester Music, Fugu, and Chug Records. In 2005, he partnered with longtime friend Sean Palm and founded the internationally recognized techno/house label, Railyard Recordings. The imprint has attracted such renowned talents as Joel Mull, Cari Lekebusch, Alexi Delano, Donato Dozzy, Simon Flower, Adultnapper, Mathew Jonson, Voyager, and Android Cartel. Since his 2003 arrival in Los Angeles he has held the role of resident DJ/Music Director at Compression LA and The Mor Bar Santa Monica. During his reign he hosted and shared the stage with such talents as Francois K, Richie Hawtin, Steve Bug, Magda, Mathew Jonson, Dirtybird, Moontribe, Adam Beyer and Radio Slave to name a few.
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At last!! The long lost recording from Woogie Nights, from April 2012, featuring the epic set by Whiskey & Tequila has been unearthed! This recording was literally lost for the past year, so we're incredibly excited that it has resurfaced. Go us!
The sexy knob has been turned to 11 on this one folks, so I would recommend putting condom on now . . . just in case.
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Hello kiddies! This week we're serving up a little something special from Playloop Music's Justin Paul. We think you're gonna like it!!
JUSTINPAUL is an internationally acclaimed DJ, producer and founder of Playloop Music. His success is attested to more than his DJ performances and producing; it is for his contribution to the global music scene via Playloop Records, and helping to empower The Philadelphia Experiment (PEX) artist collective around the world. JustinPaul is known for being musically eclectic and his keen ability to connect with the audience on an emotional and spiritual level. This has given rise to him getting booked to play at some of the nations most elite clubs, concerts and festivals. He has shared the stage with the likes of AIR, Bassnectar, Beats Antique, Deadmau5, Disco Biscuits, King Britt, LCD Soundsystem, Nick Warren, Orbital, Prodigy, Rusko, Squarepusher, Thievery Corporation, Trentemøller, Zero 7 and many more. JustinPaul and Playloop’s music and remixes are featured by Beatport, DanceTracksDigital, DJ Times, Global Sessions BBC radio, iTunes, Juno, Resident Advisor and by DJs around the world.
For more information check out Justin’s full bio and tour schedule @ http://www.justinpaul.com
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Hey kids, Sammy Bliss here. This is the live recording of a set I just played at BurnLA on 1/26/13. I really like almost everything about it, so I thought I would toss it in my vita-mix and turn it into soup! I hope this mix inspires you to get out of your chair, burn your bra and make sweet love to your speakers. I know I would.
For more music and info on me, hit up my Pocket profile page, it's silly. Go "like" my facebook page so I can feel the cyber love or tweet me up @djsammybliss. Oh, and follow Beat Soup on facebook too!
On a side note, don't forget that discount tickets to Lightning in a Bottle go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday 2/12/13, at 10am, so rush 'n get 'em!!
I love each and every one of you crazy hippy ravers! See you on the dance flo!
Hello Soup Lovers, welcome to another fabulous week of Beat Soup. Today we have a fresh mix from the UK's Gareth Whitehead.
Head of Bulletdodge Records, Gareth Whitehead is a vastly experienced producer, remixer, DJ and artist that has established his own signature brandof deep and dubby tech-house and minimal. His tracks are defined by a crisp, clean production style that highlights his engineering background, yet retain the tasteful musicality and dynamic consideration of an individual that is a true music lover and artist. Gareth to date has released on labels such as PokerFlat, Lost My Dog, Compost Records, Pacha Recordings, Kling Klong, SafariNumerique, Nummer Schallplatten, BCB Tech, Broque, Fantastic Friends,Future Audio, Cubism, Naked Lunch Records, Mija, FHD Records, Sleazeand his very own Bulletdodge Records plus many more and has seen supportfrom the likes of Joris Voorn, Slam, Tony Rohr, Anja Schneider, JohnDigweed, Bryan Zentz, Electric Rescue, Jon Rundell, Alex D'elia, Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Derrick May, Martin Landsky, Joey Beltram, James Ruskin plus many more.
After many years of underground success Gareth set up techno label Edit/Select with Soma legend Anthony Scott (Percy X) and was behind thefirst release Asperity which was an outstanding underground success of 2007. In 2008, Gareth set up his own label, Bulletdodge Records as an outlet for his increasingly prolific output, as well as creating a suitable platform from whicha wealth of international talent could freely express itself. Bulletdodge hasfocussed on releasing the deeper and darker side of house and techno but never been afraid of progression and experimentation. The the label hasgrown to be ubiquitous on many charts and playlists and has seenappearances from the likes of Robert Hood, Silicone Soul, Carl Cox, VinceWatson, Ben Sims plus many more!
Carl Cox featured them as his favourite label in March 2012 on his 468 GlobalRadio Show
Not content with blazing a trail in the minimal/tech arena, Gareth’s deep production style has seen him become a recognised face on the internationalHouse scene. Promising enough in its own right, Gareth also is part of a broader campaign of Collaborations, regularly producing with Werner Niedermeier, Tom Taylor, Jo Mills, Louis Osbourne, Robert Owens, Detroit Grand Pubahs and Random Factor. 2013 will see Gareth also collaboratewith Marshall Jefferson, Greg Gow, DJ3000 and X-Press 2 plus more to beannounced!2013 will also see the launch of his new label, WiN Recordings with Werner Niedermeier. The pair have for several years had a prolific output under theirNiedermeier & Whitehead guise and now have branched out further to createa bespoke label dedicated to releasing their own productions with guestremixers.
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