Archive for October, 2012

Steve Aoki Hospitalized!!

““#aokijump #174 The Hospital Gurney Jump. Ashford Presbyterian Community Hospital. San Juan, Puerto Rico. October 28 2012″ -Steve Aoki

No this isn’t some clever pun that we made for a new song, but Steve Aoki has indeed been hospitalized for a neck injury he sustained a couple days ago during a concert. What exactly happened? Here’s the full scoop:

“Steve Aoki was hospitalized in San Juan, Puerto Rico over the weekend following a bad fall during his concert Saturday night. Things turned for the worse after the world famous DJ decided to attempt a stage dive off of a trampoline.  He landed wrong which resulted in spraining his neck. Aoki, who was ironically wearing a T-shirt that says “Watch your neck” at the time of the incident, was immediately rushed to Ashford Presbyterian Community Hospital in San Juan, but was released the following day free of any major injury.” [Rumorfix]

He put all the pictures up on twitter with some commentary, check it out:

“Blow by blow the stage dive trampoline ultimate fail. Ironic my tee says ‘watch your neck’”


“I made it out alive and in one piece. Thank you to the Puerto Rican doctors and EMT! 3 days to recover before Europe tour”

Steve Aoki got really Rowdy, but paid the price.  Get better soon!!


Let loose with a “Daybreak”. Many people already know GoPro for some super sick cameras for extreme sports.  What else are they known for? Having some Rowdy music in their videos.  Check out the gnarly video and the dope track here:


Did we mention that the entire EP is absolutely free (click buy and name your price). If you like Overwerk’s stuff, consider supporting him though!!! Download it here.



Birdy Nam Nam — Geto Bird Mix

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We’ve heard Skrillex’s OWSLA bring you Birdy Nam Nam, and just when you thought that was dope, this mix makes it well…check out the description or if you’re like us and read with your ears, then just click play above!

“Flying over the forbidden district avoiding the fancy ones, the Geto Bird is a police helicopter prowling around the American popular districts. Ice Cube made it a hit, Birdy Nam Nam made it a mix.
After several albums greeted by critics and a French Music Award, their third album called The Defiant Order is a strong way back to the hip-hop and turnatablism roots. Out on Owsla (Skrillex’s label), Birdy Nam Nam show their will to share what Europe has already experienced with the United States, Great Britain, Scandinavia and Japan. The whole world is about to discover their album and its reinvented sound by the current best producers : Skrillex, Pelican Fly, Foreign Beggars, French Fries, Djedjotronic, Club Cheval, Sam Tiba, Jackson Lunatic, Dj Sliink, Maelstrom, Nah Like, Soufien 3000, Ryan Hemsworth, Bambounou, High Powered Boys, G-Vump, Mahdyar Aghajani, Culprate, Breakbot, Crackboy, DVNO and La Femme
From these remixes, the band offers this brilliant Geto Bird Mix exclusively made for your ghetto-blaster ! Eight hands playing with 24 tracks for an age-anchored release.
Performing live they have proven having all keys to unexpectedly blow the audience’s mind just like this 3-millions-views video on Youtube ! Pone, Crazy B, Need and Lil Mike or the 4 Fantastiques could pretend saving the world from their platines. Several times DMC’s (French DJ contest) champions, their live performance are clearly coming from another galaxy. “

Supersonic Jump (Red Bull Stratos)

We don’t normally post anything besides electronic music, but we thought this would be a good exception. Here’s a little bit of info:

“Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, will attempt to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Supported by a team of experts Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. His attempt to dare atmospheric limits holds the potential to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers.

The Red Bull Stratos team brings together the world’s leading minds in aerospace medicine, engineering, pressure suit development, capsule creation and balloon fabrication. It includes retired United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger, who holds three of the records Felix will strive to break.

Joe’s record jump from 102,800 ft in 1960 was during a time when no one knew if a human could survive a jump from the edge of space. Joe was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and had already taken a balloon to 97,000 feet in Project ManHigh and survived a drogue mishap during a jump from 76,400 feet in Excelsior I. The Excelsior III mission was his 33rd parachute jump.

Although researching extremes was part of the program’s goals, setting records wasn’t the mission’s purpose. Joe ascended in helium balloon launched from the back of a truck. He wore a pressurized suit on the way up in an open, unpressurized gondola. Scientific data captured from Joe’s jump was shared with U.S. research personnel for development of the space program. Today Felix and his specialized team hope to take what was learned from Joe’s jumps more than 50 years ago and press forward to test the edge of the human envelope.” [Redbull Stratos]

Check it out here live:


Bassnectar Lab’s Concoction

Bassnectar Laboratories brings you “Freestyle feat. Angel Haze” – if you think the visuals are trippy….your ears are about to take a ride in the ether!

Here is a preview of what’s to come October 16th 2012 on the “Freestyle” EP.

AokisHouse x2

We haven’t heard from Steve Aoki in a while, but he just released two of his podcasts. Check em out:

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LEAKED–Pretty Lights “So Bright”

What do you do when a song is leaked from an upcoming album? You could whine about it and complain about people and technology. Or if you’re Pretty Lights, you could release it officially for free! Check out “So Bright”, a mysterious song with some scratchy old style vocals sprinkled with some rap. Amazing track!

Click Here to download.

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The result of the collaboration between Skrillex and Nero is just as rowdy as one would expect.  Here’s the super DOPE remix of “Holdin On”–Monsta (Skrillex and Nero).

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The result of the collaboration between Skrillex and Nero is just as rowdy as one would expect.  Here’s the super DOPE remix of “Holdin On”–Monsta (Skrillex and Nero).

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DJ Reality Show?

Reality shows have taken over a lot of television, and now it looks like their presence is being made on Youtube as well.  But a (mini) reality show about DJing? This could be interesting. Check out the webisodes of Burn Studios Residency. A DJing contest/show to become a resident DJ at 3 of the biggest clubs on Ibiza including Sankeys, Cafe Mambo, and Privilege. Check out an appearance by David Guetta as well!  This is the 3rd and latest part of the series (comprising of 6 episodes), so go check out episodes 1 and 2 as well.


Kaskade Says All

Below is from Kaskade’s Tumblr…a direct link to what the famous EDM artist thinks about the genre of EDM and its evolution
“Out of Nowhere: The EDM Story

When talking to the press, I’m often asked how Electronic Dance Music (EDM) sprang up out of nowhere?! These guys. These journalists who make their Santa Claus sparkly eyes, enthusiastic and curious as to how EDM could just pop onto the music scene, *poof* and then dominate festivals, nightclubs, arenas, charts and even be given our own category at the Grammys. Out of nowhere. From nothingness. Just a little push from GaGa, a pinch of cheeky mainstream from the Swedish House Mafia, a hint of Bangerang from Skrillex and voila! A new musical superpower was born.

I’m tempted to bring out my power point presentation kit to show them that EDM has been growing, changing, molding, and molting for well over four decades now. Thassrite! Forty years plus change and some of the founders are grandparents and members of the AARP. Came out of nowhere? New to the scene? Please.

Kraftwerk just celebrated a retrospective at the MoMA in NYC. The show sold out in record time, celebrating their work from 1974 – 2003. Super Grandfather/Godfather of Electronic Everything Brain Eno pushed David Bowie, Talking Heads and Devo to release some of their best work – electronically based – in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Who can forget or would even want to forget “I Feel Love” and its repetitive, electronic infectious baseline that has served as EDM’s Jimi Hendrix moment? That drop in that song has made more people lose their minds on a dance floor than any other song, ever. And if  ”I Feel Love” was a mama, she could have kids in college by now.

Even more recently, before EDM had been decided on as our name, “Electronica” was simmering at the turn of the millennium, with Fat Boy Slim, Prodigy, The Dust Brothers (before they changed their name to the Chemical Brothers) and Daft Punk threatening to break into the mainstream. All this while flannel shirts were still being worn as a Grunge statement, and Kurt Cobain’s death was news.

Put simply, EDM is not the new kid on the block. It is not a trend and it is not burning hot and fast. We’ve been lurking and making back alley pushes to help music as a whole for ages. So while our real estate has changed, we’ve been here taking notes and calling shots since before some of our biggest fans were born. EDM can no longer be dismissed because this slow building beast has borne some of the most creatively savvy and long-lasting players in the musical industry.

EDM did not just come out of nowhere. This scene is  strong because it has been a super slow burn. There are turf wars and discussions about downfalls. We don’t all play well together, but we all have the right to play. And from where I sit, there is no end in sight for opportunities to grow. EDM cut it’s teeth on the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and turned the millennium with the rest of the musical world. It’s not the Synthpop, Breakbeat, Techno, House, D’n’B, Jungle, Acid or Intelligent Dance Music of the past. It’s the continuing of the legacy that has been decades in the making.”