An electronic music aficionado since he first heard the melodic, downtempo Trance compilation album Transit, Dirty Motive has taken his sweet time with electronic music; absorbing each element of the countless sub-genres, one at a time, to better understand why this music makes people move the way that it does and why we love it so much.
A talented performer, he is appreciated for his creative approaches to festival production, fire performance, slam poetry and comedy. Currently however, music is his main squeeze and he has enjoyed recent praise for his improvisational style and fast-thinking versatility on the decks.
Southern California is quickly realizing that from 60 minute Drum & Bass sets at the Red C Lounge in downtown San Diego to 6 hour Multi-Genre sets at Electric Cocoon campout gatherings in the middle of the Mojave desert, you can count on one thing:
Dirty Motive listens to the dance floor before letting music speak…
and the dance floor listens back.
This is the live recording of Sammy Bliss at the Soultruistic festival on June 28th, 2014. It was a warm, and windy, Saturday night in the desert. Good times were had by all. Enjoy!
Note that there's a spot about 1/2 hour in where one channel looses connection for about 2 seconds. Not sure what happened there. ;o)
When I asked today's guest DJ if he would put a little something together for us I was kinda surprised by the realization that this is his first mix for Beat Soup. Clearly an oversight on my part, 'cuz Vitamindevo is a well known staple in the SF underground house scene, a fantastic DJ & producer, and a helluva nice guy to boot. So, my apologies for taking so long to introduce you to this immensely talented soul . . . and with that, make sure to grab a napkin 'cuz this bowl of soup is gonna get MESSY!
Vitamindevo’s genre of choice is tech house, but he loves mixing it with spacey breaks, dub-tech, deep house, and acid elements. Music has always been his preferred form of therapy since he was young enough to hear and would spend hours banging on the drums in his parent’s basement studio jamming to the sounds of 60′s and 70′s rock. Thankfully he never lost his obsession with music. In college he was first introduced to the electronic music scene in Florida, then after moving to Brooklyn in 2004, he began to be influenced by the industrial synchronicity, depth and scale of New York.
Vitamindevo has now been a part of the scene for over fourteen years, including ten spent DJing and producing, and he has no desire to slow down now! He has performed up and down the East and West Coasts, at clubs, warehouses, forests and deserts in NYC, SF, LA, Northern California, and Nevada as both Vitamindevo and his old duo 3l3tronic while part of Robot Heart the early years. He has collaborated with Truth Now, Bianca Dino, Nico Tower, Stillwell, etc. His newest side project Gydyr, is a bass-focused alter-ego, that he has performed as at Warfield opening for Knife Party, as well as being an Insomniac Discovery Project winner.
You don’t go to a Vitamindevo show to sit, you go to see the speakers explode with energy on a sweat-drenched dance floor where time seems to stand still. His shows are a multi-dimensional experience brought to life with him dancing with you while weaving layers of rich digital components. The only thing better than getting lost in his music is looking up and seeing him dancing right along with you.
Sorry for the delay kids, a little computer malfunction has been resolved and the crisis narrowly averted. Whew!
What does the Fox say? Well, as it turns out, he says "HOUSE MUSIC!"
Adrian Fox, aka "A Fox," delivers a fantastic new mix of bouncy, housey goodness to ease the start to your week, exclusively on Beat Soup. Sit your booty down in this big bowl of tasty sauce and make sure to show Adrian some love at his links below!
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Will Levine, from the Ninjaskillz crew, sent over a new deep house mix he recorded recently and asked if I'd be interested in turning it into soup. I said yes, of course, without even listening to it, knowing Will would deliver the goods. And, as you would surmise, he does.
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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Good morning Soupsters!
Today I offer up a mix of my own as we get ready to make our annual pilgrimage to the Lightning in a Bottle music and art festival! If you plan on joining us this year in Bradley, CA, you can always find me at The Woogie Stage, so come by and give me a high five.
And as always, make sure to like Beat Soup on Facebook!
Back once again are the San Francisco based production/DJ duo ... the Sex Pixels! These boys have played for us several times over the years, from driving through a snow storm to our gig in Reno, to rockin' our after-hours stage at LIB 2012 and finally showing what they've got on The Woogie Stage at LIB 2013, and they always play for keeps. On top of that, this is their 2nd or 3rd bowl of soup for you fine folks and lemme just say . . . this is their best one yet!
So make yourself a cocktail, pull out the sexy and enjoy 2 hours of Sex . . . Pixels baby!
Simon Shackleton, the man behind Elite Force, is dropping a stellar new, exlusive mix on all you Soupaholics, and we're super stoked to have it! Make sure to give this a deep, thorough listen . . . you'll be glad you did! Check it . . .
Simon Shackleton has been a Force to be reckoned with in Electronic Music over the past 25 years. He cut his teeth in the original acid house era when he performed in bands with Thom Yorke (Radiohead), went on to provide soundtracks from Hollywood blockbusters (The Matrix, Charlie's Angels) under his Lunatic Calm guise and then forged his own way with his Fused & Bruised label, home to his output as Elite Force for several years.
After stints on Moonshine and City of Angels in the US and Whole9Yards in the UK, he founded U&A Recordings back in 2006 as a vehicle for his own music, including his Zodiac Cartel productions. More recently, he has diversified with new imprint Stereophoenix, and recording under his real name has been responsible for a whole host of deeper, euphoric, techy productions. He also founded The One Series, a bespoke series of events featuring One DJ, One Room, All Night, at which he's played a number of 6, 7 and 8-hour sets.
A Burning Man regular, Simon has also played many of the world's biggest festivals, including Coachella, Glastonbury, Future Music Festival, Shambhala, Rainbow Serpent, Kazantip and many more. This exclusive one-hour mix was compiled during a recent trip to Beijing, China.
ONE SERIES SHOWS
03 May Danzhaus, San Francisco
24 May City Hall, Denver
Simon Shackleton (Stereophoenix) – Exclusive Mix for The Beat Soup Podcast
1. Die Vogel – Mesmerize
2. Pig & Dan feat. Rachel Lyn – I Am One
3. Hot Since ’82 Vs Joe T Vannelli – The End
4. HVOB Dogs (Niko Schwing Mix)
5. Phil Kieran – Getting Away
6. Louis Kolben – Don’t Lose Your Way (Eelke Kleijn Get Lost Re-Edit)
7. Booka Shade ft. Fritz Kalkbrenner – Crossing Borders (Mihalis Safras Mix)
8. Aidan Lavelle – Direction
9. Guy Gerber, Dixon - No Distance
10. Timo Maas – Tantra
11. Ladies On Mars – Boom
12. Wehbba – Red Shuffle
13. Sinisa Tamamovic – After All Bad Things
14. Damon Jee – Collision
15. Avatism – Mastodon (Mind Against Mix)
16. Agoria – Scala
Martin Eyerer & Benno Blomme – Pianoroll (Pianopella)
17. Stephan Bodzin, Marc Romboy – The Old Alchemist
18. Nina Simone – Nico’s Feelin’ Good (Nicolas Jaar Mix)