11 months ago
Ginglik's Friday Shakedown
Friday, 7th June 2013
Ginglik, 1 Shepherds Bush Green, Shepherds Bush, W12 8PH
Jamie (Tomb Crew)
Cementing themselves as DJ's "with a live act feel" for those people who need to dance, have been steadily tearing down raves from Newcastle to New York in the last few years

Constant touring has seen them play alongside the worlds biggest DJ's in the worlds biggest clubs, and allowed them to form musical bonds with people who love bass music!

DJ ShortyDJ Shorty plays the tunes you wish you had never forgotten and leave you with something to remember

He's all about good times with good music, whatever genre it falls into

Most of all, he plays for the people, not to the people.



8 months ago
A Few Hundred Wronguns Must Make A Right!
Saturday, 31st August 2013
Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, Brixton, SW9 6LH
Two wronguns don't make a right, but what would a few hundred do?!

Back with a vengeance, RIGHT WRONGUNS are coming to Brixton, with a showcase of bass and dance music that will take the roof off the venue with the help of 2nd arena hosts ALAN & WONK#AY RECORDS

This night is guaranteed to be one of PURE AUDIO DEBAUCHERY!

All the Right Wrongun residents are out to play, supported by artists from the likes of FUNKATECH RECORDS, LIFE 4 LAND, BRAINDROP AND MUTANT BASS RECORDS, a selection of imprints that highlight just how special this party will be

Their previous events have delivered spot-on vibes with the right level of naughtiness alongside bright, unique, vibrant decoration and lighting & the freshest DJs, hand picked for bringing you the finest, filthiest sounds of new and old for your audible pleasure

On the night you can expect to hear the full spectrum of bass and dance music over both rooms from this crack squad of promoters, DJs and artists present

The Line up:












7 months ago
Zoola Live Presents...
Friday, 18th October 2013
Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, Brixton, SW9 6LH
The 18th October will mark a year since Zoola Live was born onto the sticky lounge floor of a family mansion on the outskirts of London, during the mother of all house parties

They'll be celebrating this momentous occasion with another blow-out party at our venue but unlike most birthdays, they'll be the ones dishing out the beats and you'll be the ones feeling bruised the next day

Check out this line up below and get in early on tickets while you can!

The Line up:




10 months ago
Supatronix & Official Elite Force Boat Party Afterparty
Saturday, 13th July 2013
Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, Brixton, SW9 6LH
The night features two sets from eclectic legend Elite Force himself, the first being a rare back to back appearance with long-time collaborator Meat Katie, and the second a special early hours performance under his new Simon Shackleton monicker

Co-headlining, we have the debut full-length UK set appearance from Spanish breaks legend Colombo

A Breakspoll-winner and hero of the scene, he's never played in Britain outside of the annual breakbeat awards, so this is a rare treat indeed for the heads

Support in room one comes from Supatronix's Jurassik and Se7en Deadly Breaks (newly crowned best breakthrough DJs at Breakspoll), along with California-based breaks DJ The Scritch, the globetrotting hero of the Nexus stage at the annual Burning Man festival in the States

In room two, tech icons Mike Hulme and Resistance are joined by Supatronix regulars Miss Monument and B-Roll.

Visuals in both rooms will be provided by regular Elite Force collaborators Meat Cassette, so this will be something special to look at too

The Line up:
Room one:

Elite Force vs Meat Katie (Back2Back UK Exclusive)
Colombo (Debut full length UK set)
Se7en Deadly Breaks
The Scritch
Visuals / Mapping by Meat Cassette

Room two:

Simon Shackleton (Sunrise Set)
Mike Hulme (U&A /Stereophoenix)
Resistance (Lowdown & Dirty)
Miss Monument
Visuals by Meat Cassette

More information on the boat party and joint tickets which get you into both events here:




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7 months ago
Daliee's Jukebox Over The Moon Parties
Saturday, 12th October 2013
The Book Club, 100 - 106 Leonard Street, Hoxton and Shoreditch, EC2A 4RH
Music Policy:
This month Daliee's welcome DJ Rompa playing a fine style of hip hop, dancehall and reggae.


Let's Get Stupid - Outdoor Underground Party
Saturday 9th August 2014
TBA to all ticket holders
NCWS PresentsLET'S GET STUPID - Outdoor Underground Party

Event Info: http://lgs.dancepartyhire.com.au/
Warm Up Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1434316483468052Tickets: $35 + b.f Presolds now on Sale (Please email ncws@dancepartyhire.com.au for payment info)

* EVERYONE MUST TAKE THERE RUBBISH HOME* Tickets only sold to all who love the music & the scene* This is a presold only event, all ticket sales end on the 5/08/2014 or once sold out

Non Commercial Western SydneyWeb: www.ncws.infoABN: 21 722 978 179


6 months ago
Ewan Hoozami
Saturday, 9th November 2013
Camino, The Regent Quarter, Kings Cross, N1 9AF
Bristol's mash-up king! 
Official remixes for the likes of The Dirty Dubsters, Telephunken, Pulpfusion, and free downloads that get downloaded in their thousands have cemented his reputation as an exciting new producer in the world of bass-heavy breaks

A member of Funk From The Trunk, "one of Bristol's finest DJ collectives", and an in-demand solo DJ, he is a vastly experienced DJ able to tear up any dancefloor… using lots of his own tracks, remixes, edits and mash-ups he seamlessly mixes an eclectic blend of hip-hop, funk, reggae, bass music and DnB that leaves his audiences gasping for more.


Andy Smith Presents Hip Hop On Wax w/DJ Format
Friday, 27th September 2013
The CLF Art Cafe @ The Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST
Fri Sep 27 - DJ Andy Smith [Portishead] continues his rotating last Friday Monthly eclectic session with Event 4 of 4, Reach Up, Rewind, Jam Up Twist and now Hip Hop On Wax w/Very Special Guest, The Legendary DJ Format Deep In Session + Crissy Kybosh

Admission Free B4 1030pm, £5 After

Nuff Said :D



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2 months ago
#KDE releases first KDE Frameworks 5 Alpha! http://bit.ly/1hjpnID

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6 months ago

Huge changelog for MythTV 0.27 - http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Release_Notes-0.27

Impressive stuff, but I'm sure that as always a) bugs that have bugged me forever remain, b) horrible new features need disabling, c) upgrading will break lots of things. So it doesn't sound like I'm a big fan of this software, but actually I am. Figure that one out if you can.

Vitamin B Feat. Marten HØRGER at House of Yes, Fri, Aug 16 11:00p
House of Yes, 342 Maujer St.,
Vitamin B feat. Marten HRGER Get ready for another installment of our increasingly inaccurately categorized 1 st Friday Breaks Party. Breaks? Yep. Party? Damn right!. 1 st Friday? Well? But, as usual, we have an excellent excuse. You see, I thought Tektite had the keys to the party and he thought Barney Iller had the keys. We now suspect that Guncle may have hidden them in one of his interns, but he is being uncooperative. We had to hotwire the party and now we?re ready to roll. An even better (and more believable) excuse is that we were able to book Marten HRGER on 8/16 so we went for it. We?re really excited to have him at the party. He?s a hell of a producer and a hell of a DJ and he?s coming all the way from Stuttgart, Germany. We?ve also got DJ Dane from the Dusty Rhino in San Francisco. Wait, two out of town guests, one from Germany and still only $10 presale?? What?!? This is the last Vitamin B at the current House of Yes location. Come send us out with a bang! MARTEN HRGER | Smash Hifi, Stamina ? Stuttgart, Germany He?s your favorite artists? favorite artist! Marten Hrger has been publically hailed as the bonified hero of the Stanton Warriors, the Plump DJs and Krafty Kuts, and was slated to be the man to watch by DJ Icey ? all within the space of 12 months! These praises have been backed up with commissions to provide official remixes for all three superstar acts. And all this while hes in the studio with Leeroy Thornhill (the Prodigy) to record an Album as Smash HIFI) This reputation for being a party animal led to international bookings the world over - from Brixton to Brisbane to Ibiza and Siberia; including four Australian tours, three North American tours, and billings at major festivals and internationally renowned institutions such as the Love Parade, Fabric, Shambhala, Snowbombing, Mayday, KaZantip, Streetparde, Tresor, Breakspoll, Nature One, Notting Hill Carneval and many more. Apart from being a DJ, Producer, party connoisseur, and all-around-nice-guy, Marten runs several monthly club nights in Germany and Austria including the infamous, ?Stamina Club?, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, with its booking and artist management, side arm, ?Stamina Agency?, responsible for bringing the world?s premier bass music artists to Germany and Austria. https://soundcloud.com/marten-horger DJ Dane | Dusty Rhino, I like it Dirty ? San Francisco DJ Dane is known for his dirty, bouncy, sexy, booty-shakin' style. You'll find him with a smile performing at clubs, undergrounds, renegades and festivals in San Francisco, Burning Man and beyond. He produces the popular I Like it Dirty Podcast, a unique blend of breaks, electro, progressive, tech and house. He is a resident DJ of Burning Man's Dusty Rhino. And of course, your favorite residents: TEKTITE | Vitamin B / Blackbird Squadron ? Brooklyn, NY Barney Iller | Vitamin B / Mischief ? Brooklyn, NY Tim The Enchanter | Vitamin B ? Brooklyn, NY Check out our live sets from the last Vitamin B (7/12/2013) Tim The Enchanter https://soundcloud.com/spacecowboys/tim-the-enchanter TEKTITE https://soundcloud.com/spacecowboys/tektite-vb DOOR: GUNCLE | Vitamin B, NYC Visuals by VJ DoctorMojo http://mojovideotech.com/


Batukarma, Free 21st Century Latinspired Basement Session
Saturday, 30th November 2013
The CLF Art Cafe @ The Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST
Sat Nov 30, The Free Entry Batukarma returns with a new home [The CLF Art Cafe Basement], new slot [last Saturday bi-monthly] and a new spirit

[21st Century latin-spired Musica]. Bringing you some of the tastiest toughest beats from across the planet

Latin House, Breaks and Bass [with taste] served with a side of Retro-Audio-Mace in your face

Beautifully Dangerous New Latinspired joints Dropped by Zonk Residents Jazzheadchronic [South London Soul Train], Dj Kalina, Bump N' Grind [Zonk Disxco] alongside special guests Live artists and rotating DJ's like the Legendary Lubi and this month the amazing John Armstrong

But be warned, this ain't no Salsa club

This one's all about the 21st century fusion of it all

100% Latin-spired groove

Loud, live, fast and direct to the dance floor

Ohhhh Yah!

Event runs 10pm - 4am in the new Clf Art Cafe Basement

Admission free on the last Saturday Bi-Monthly.


Vitamin B Feat. Zach Moore
House of Yes, 342 Maujer St.,
The first Friday in July is July 12 th . You?re just going to have to trust me on this one. You don?t trust me? Fine, I?ll break it down for you. July 5 th is not only smack in the middle of Pex Summerfest ( https://www.facebook.com/events/160426494106896/ ) but it also happens to be Tim The Enchanter?s birthday. That?s way much awesome for a single Friday to bear. So we?ve removed the pressure of being a first Friday and assigned it to July 12 th . That?s how calendars work. Every 3 rd grader knows that. As many of you know, the House of Yes is losing its space come the end of August so this is the second to last Vitamin B at this location. You won?t want to miss any of them. This month we are absolutely tickled to have Zach Moore out from San Francisco. In addition to being a fantastic DJ, he is also the man behind the world famous Space Cowboys RIPEcast podcast and an all around swell guy. DJs Zach Moore | Space Cowboys, San Francisco https://soundcloud.com/spacecowboys As a member and resident of Space Cowboys, Zach Moore spins events from San Francisco to the Burning Man playa and beyond. Zach has played epic, sold-out events like Outside Lands, Treasure Island Music Festival, Lightening in a Bottle, Pex Summer Fest and Space Cowboys' own Ghost Ship and Breakfast of Champions. These days, Zach's live sets are mostly packed with party rockin' breaks, but his love of electronic music starts with house and spans many of the subgenres, including deep, vocal, tech, progressive, and electro. Zach is also the producer of The RIPEcast, the Space Cowboys' weekly, electronic music podcast (and a 2013 Breakspoll finalist for "Best Radio Show"). Your friendly Neighborhood Vitamin B Residents: TEKTITE | Vitamin B / Blackbird, NYC Barney Iller | Vitamin B / Mischief, NYC Tim The Enchanter | Vitamin B, NYC Door: Guncle | Vitamin B, NYC Visuals by VJ DoctorMojo http://mojovideotech.com/


Hank 3 at The National
708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA.
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $15 ADV / $20 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/hank-3 The career of Shelton Hank Williams III (aka Hank3) has doubled as a sort of crusade in which he breaks all the rules of country music while somehow managing to honor its traditions at the same time. As he put it back in ?06, ?Everybody calls themselves outlaws and all that stuff, but that?s what?s missing in country music. Everything?s so clean and pretty and perfect, and you need a couple of people in there that aren?t perfect and that don?t sound the best. That?s the way some of the best guys were, man.? Since the third-generation rebel?s most recent LP, 2010?s aptly titled Rebel Within, he?s gotten off Curb Records and launched his own label, the Megaforce-distributed Hank3 Records (the new moniker to distinguish/a representation of his post-Curb career). He?s also been busy, to say the least, writing and recording FOUR albums at once?Ghost to a Ghost/Guttertown, a double LP of refracted countr?

A.skillz at SoundLab at FiveSixty, Sat, Mar 22 10:00p
FiveSixty, 560 Seymour St.,
He only comes once a year, and it's one of the biggest party experiences with some of the best music you'll hear? We're excited to welcome back: A. Skillz ? Jam City | Fingerlickin Records | Insane Bangers www.facebook.com/OfficialASkillz www.soundcloud.com/a-skillz Alongside Twisted residents Precise & KRAIG And opening the night proper: Gareth Crawford SATURDAY | March 22 | 2014 10:00pm to 3am FIVE Sixty 560 Seymour Street www.fivesixty.ca ..:: SoundLab Saturdays Committed to bringing you the best music across all genres along with an amazing party experience each week. Voted "Best Electronic Night" at the 2013 Vancouver Nightlife Awards ?????????????????????????????????????? TICKETS: Available online at www.twisted.ca Also at: BEAT Street - 439 W. Hastings St., Vancouver 604-683-3344 Highlife - 1317 Commercial Dr., Vancouver 604-251-6964 Red Cat Records - 4332 Main St., Vancouver 604-708-9422 Urban City - Metrotown, Burnaby 604-451-3310 Starting at only $25 More at the door FOR Group Sales Of 5 Or More, Email Info@twisted.ca ?????????????????????????????????????? A. Skillz BIO: Record label owner, producer and DJ extraordinaire, A.Skillz' incredible deck talents fuse funk, soul and hip-hop with D'n'B, dub-step and breaks, all sliced, mashed and cut together with a unique style of scratching and mixing. His reputation as a true party rocker has won him prime-time slots across the world at a who's who of major events, festivals and music industry parties including FabricLive (London), The Hit Factory (New York), WMC (Miami), Shambhala (Canada), Field Day (Sydney) and Glastonbury. Whether he's in a club or at a festival, A.Skillz always gets the place jumpin'?As a producer A.Skillz has established himself as one of the most highly regarded in his scene, releasing countless bullets, including the infamous Insane Bangers series, a host of impressive remixes for the likes of stadium rockers Queen, dance legend Don Diablo and Northern Soul Groovers Smoove & Turrell, together with singles on the legendary Finger Lickin' Records and the now classic artist album ?Tricka Technology' with breakbeat heavyweight Krafty Kuts. Alongside his globetrotting tours and hectic studio time, A.Skillz pulls the strings at the fresh and exciting new electro soul label Jam City. Structured on the foundations of the music he loves and with it's first release unleashed very soon, Jam City is a towering prospect built to house the finest in party rockin', road blockin' beats. ?????????????????????????????????????? CONNECT With Us Online For Event News & MORE: Online: www.twisted.ca On Facebook: www.facebook.com/twisted.ca On Twitter: www.twitter.com/twistedDOTca On Youtube: www.youtube.com/twistedDOTca On Instagram: www.instagram.com/twistedDOTca Music: Electronic | Breaks


The Disco Biscuits
Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway,
The Disco Biscuits are an entirely different band today than they were when they first broke out of Philadelphia in the mid-90s. That's not to say that they've abandoned their foundations, switched gears entirely, or set sail for distant shores. The Disco Biscuits are still very much the trailblazers of "trance-fusion" that they've always been, bridging the gap between electronic music and jam bands. They remain rock pioneers whose soul belongs as much to marathon dance parties as it does to live improvisational journeys. They still employ emerging technologies to help them create music that is 100 percent human, although perhaps not entirely of this earth. But after spending the past three years in the studio during breaks in touring they've resurfaced with Planet Anthem, a record that is undeniably unlike anything else they've ever created before. "Our only goal was to make a great album," says keyboardist Aron Magner. "That was the only concept from the very beginning." But Planet Anthem is more than a great album it's about to become a reference point for a whole set of new weapons in the Disco Biscuits' arsenal. "It's all about making sure that you have the material that you feel confident is, without a doubt, going to make a difference in your career," bassist Marc Brownstein explains. "We want to have this album be a game changer for us." In the past, the Disco Biscuits would try to convert their most recent live songs into studio versions, but with Planet Anthem the band is eagerly attempting to do the opposite taking new studio compositions and making them a seamless part of their live repertoire. It's a challenge that will no doubt shape the new face of Disco Biscuits jams. Indeed, now that Planet Anthem is finally complete, the Disco Biscuits can at long last return to their primary function as one of America's most in-demand live jam bands. And the new material will make the trek with them, adapting at every turn. Says Brownstein: "People might hear a new song like 'Loose Change' and be a little freaked out that it's a pop song, but we're going to take that song live and we're going to jam the s~~t out of it." In other words, meet the new Biscuits, at once much evolved yet still much the same as the old Biscuits. This is still the band that hosts Camp Bisco each summer, a three-day festival which they anchor while bringing the "trance-fusion" style to life with back-to-back sets by some of the world's top electronic acts, jam bands, MCs and DJs. They will continue to headline prestigious venues like Red Rocks, tear up stages at world-renowned festivals like Japan's Fuji Rock, and embark on tours during all four seasons. But Brownstein is right Planet Anthem is going to be a game changer. It's a game where everybody wins, but the Disco Biscuits remain firmly in the lead. Age Restrictions:: 16 & Over ~AXS


Caravan Palace
The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave.,
Here we go, let?s take the Caravan for another tour. Same Palace, with a brand new customized flavor. On the shelves and on the road. The surprise breakout band of the last decade, the apostles of Electro Swing and precursors of a laidback yet terribly upbeat trend, is coming up with an evocative second album: Panic! This time, Caravan Palace takes us even farther than their first album (that sold more than 150 000 copies) and continues an amazing adventure almost started by accident. Their strength lies in their common passion for electronic music. Charles, Arnaud and Hughes, the initial trio, dig swing, especially gypsy jazz, and try their hands at the genre?s traditional instruments: guitar, double bass and violin. That?s where this peculiar mixture of classical Django and new trendy electro comes from. And it?s far better than those retro futuristic sounds? because it swings. A few myspace posts later and they have almost doubled in size, enrolling Chapi and the boisterous Colotis in the band. They start touring long before they even think about releasing an album. And everything clicks in 2007, during the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois. Terrified to be part of the gypsy jazz pantheon, they gather speed and steam and create a real posse (not unlike hip-hop) that follows them everywhere. The word is out, their breakout song, Jolie Coquine, is playing everywhere. The record is released a year later, and it?s an immediate hit. They soon tour France and Europe. The show peaks at the Olympia. The room is packed, people go crazy? listening to swing. This has never happened before. But during the autumn of 2010, they stop and take a month off to start thinking about the new album. How do they come up with new songs? Every member of the band works in his own musical lab before exchanging files at night. The same process starts over the next day. And when the others react instinctively, it?s generally a good sign. The basic rhythm of the first album has mutated into sophisticated beats, less gimmicky, more varied and enriched with sounds flirting with the frontiers of trip-hop. They still love Massive Attack, they still dig the creative minds of Ninja Tune, Isole?s minimal electro vibe or Gorillaz?s grand hip-hop rock bazaar. Only the best of the best. But they also rediscover thirties and forties swing jazz, artists like Fletcher Henderson, or the less mainstream musicians like Charlie Chavers and Mildred Bailey. Six months later, forty-something titles pile up. It?s time to regroup in the studio? where fifteen vintage keyboards are waiting. Tirelessly, the band tries new things, merges styles and makes creative decisions. Fourteen titles are soon emerging. The petulant voice of Colotis is booming again and the old friend Cyrille-Aime is back on two songs. And don?t forget to include Toustou in the Caravan. And now, here comes the list! Clash It opens up on a? fun and raging note! A surprising mix of up tempo swing with a bunch of hacked-up sounds, technologic and flirting with rock?s golden past, back in the day when it was called bop (let?s forget all those labels!). From the get go, this sounds like a huge leap forward from Caravan Palace?s first generation. June 12 th 3049 A ballad with a deliciously slow yet vivid tempo, samples from the grand old age, the vibraphone and the spiraling springs stretching out time. Given the title, we know we?re entering a new futuristic territory. Beatphone A frantic beat that takes its time, an amazing clash with a cascade of breaks to catch one?s breath, barely? before the beat starts again. Cotton heads A pop escapade showing the breadth of Caravan Palace?s new horizons. An ethereal tune, flirting with weightlessness, and branded with a twist of swing, rooted in the tempo and the impulsive keyboards. Dirty side Yes, dirty, the dark side of the Caravan, frantic and frenzied, chemical, destroy? Listen to this borderline sardonic voice coupled with the mocking piano. And the Lionel Hampton vibe from the vibraphone. Enough to upset any musical compass! Dramophone Dear God, the Andrew Sisters are back. With synthetic glitter. This one is coming from Cyril-Aime Daudel, a talent temporarily attached to the Caravan. This is clearly the song that bridges best the two albums. Glory of nelly A London promenade, another sweet escape from the Caravan, with a special song? eh, I beg your pardon? toast, from Sista Colotis. The unlikely and fleeting mix of swing and ragga, with a dominant background of brass and strings. Maniac A hint of Gorillaz, a drawling voice, a few touches of seventies synthesizer ( la Franois de Roubaix), a pinch of Django guitar, almost included by accident. Mix up and listen? Newbop Both new and bop. An acrobatic scat with a solid anchor, multiple breaks, like sturdy inviting steps. And don?t forget the boisterous guitar. Panic! ~AXS


Pretty Lights
ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St.,
On July 2, 2013, not one but two new Pretty Lights albums will be released: A Color Map of the Sun and its essential companion, Live Studio Sessions From A Color Map of the Sun. The first PL efforts to be sold commercially after a series of acclaimed free-download albums and EPs, the Color Map project represents a turning point in Pretty Lights mastermind Derek Vincent Smith?s artistic growth. A self-professed ?sample collage? artist, Smith decided it was time to create his own. ?Before, I?d combine 25 samples into one song,? he explains. ?This time, I was going to create my own original sources, retaining the timbre that spans the great musical era of the last century ? from modern classical and jazz, to ?60s soul and beyond.? This idea sent Smith into an intensely laborious, obsessive, ambitious creative process. Where so much of today?s music is created entirely ?in the box? using digital plug-ins, Smith went totally analog ? recording musicians direct to tape (including himself on bass, keys, and modular synths), using authentic vintage instruments, pressing the results onto vinyl. He then fashioned those sounds into two visionary works. A Color Map? finds Smith taking Pretty Lights? trademark combo of gritty, crate-digging hip-hop, speaker-shredding digital thump, and instrumentally-based psychedelia to new heights over 13 songs ? from the dancefloor-ready yet kaleidoscopically abstract ?Prophet? to the syncopated funk of the Talib Kweli-driven single ?Around The Block.? Live Studio Sessions?, meanwhile, boils down the raw material used to create the tracks on A Color Map?, reducing 30 minute jams into 4 minute breaks. It?s all part of the multifaceted creativity that the albums? titles suggest ? a reference to a 1670s-era essay by Isaac Newton describing the experiments that led to his discovery of visible light?s color spectrum. ?What Newton evoked I found especially poetic and beautiful,? Smith explains. ?It fit what the name ?Pretty Lights? is supposed to embody ? the idea of an artistic eye always looking at the world, searching for beauty and new inspiration.?


Disco Techa Featuring DJ Undakova, Hosted by Disco Mike
Leftfield, 87 Ludlow St., New York
Leftfield, Wed, Sep 25 1:00a

From New York City comes a DJ that refuses to be caged under any category. His music ranges from disco, funk and breaks, to classic dance tracks smoothly mixed with his own creations. His sets fill the dance floor air with Latin beats, Reggae and Inspirational Hip Hop so effortlessly, the music is like smoke from different scented candles mixing in the air: you taste and smell them all at once but can?t tell them apart. U.N.D.A.K.O.V.A.?s superb musical taste, appreciation for all danceable rhythms and great artistic sensitivity, makes him a unique DJ that moves the crowd. Check out live mixes at: DJundakova.com


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