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New album from Johann Johannsson
A real mix feast with this program, but no Easter eggs. You'll hear the latest from my favourite Icelandic composer; three pieces sent in from the audience; some Khmer pop meet local hip-hop; and other dark treats.


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Pitchfork

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4 days ago
I Know You Got Soul: The Trouble With Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart, by @cmolanphy

Articles: I Know You Got Soul: The Trouble With Billboard?s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart




In its heyday, Billboard's R&B chart credibly reflected the tastes of the genre's core fans, paving the way for artists ...




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Best thing you'll read today: @noz talks to the founder of hip hop's greatest underground mag. http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/murder-dog-interview

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Interview: Murder Dog?s Black Dog Bone on Hip Hop?s Most Successful Underground Magazine | Red Bull Music Academy




The Sri Lankan founder of Murder Dog tells how a small Bay Area magazine became one of hip hop?s most influential reads.




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Hip-Hop Culture and the Growing Threat of Police Violence #WakeUp http://www.counterpunch.org/?p=65704


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Vive Hip Hop #ClassWar http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/04/08/18753811.php


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RedBullMusicAcademy

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7 days ago
In the midst of turbulent political times, Mali's rappers are the country's loudest voices -- http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/mali-rap-feature #mag #Grin223

The Voice of the Voiceless: An In-Depth Portrait of Mali?s Hip Hop Scene | Red Bull Music Academy




At a moment when music?s political value seems like a thing of the past, hip hop in Mali is at the center of a discussion about democracy, globalisation and tra




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Urthboy

via Web

1 week ago
No good bloody hip hop guys and their cancer research.


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"We're the voice of the voiceless." An in-depth portrait of Mali's hip hop scene -- http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/mali-rap-feature #mag

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The Voice of the Voiceless: An In-Depth Portrait of Mali?s Hip Hop Scene | Red Bull Music Academy




At a moment when music?s political value seems like a thing of the past, hip hop in Mali is at the center of a discussion about democracy, globalisation and tra




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Hau Latukefu

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1 week ago
Yeah bro, lock in! RT @KingFD3S Oh shit hiphop show is on, tuning into @hauiebeast on @triplej


Event
Apr 19th 14 - KILL PARIS - CANDYLAND - CONCORD HALL
19th April 2014
Ticket Info: For this event ticket buyers must arrive at THE MID before 11:30pm for guaranteed entry. THE MID offers Express Entry to ticket holders before 11:30pm. After 11:30pm, the venue will stop holding the door for ticket buyers and allow in General Admission walk-ups. If you arrive after THE MID has reached capacity, ticket buyers will be given PRIORITY ADMISSION as people leave. Priority Admission means that you will be let in before General Admission once people leave if we are at capacity. Early arrival is strongly suggested.

Thursday, March 27th 2014

:: PHNM ::
www.facebook.com/DJPhenom

:: BAD LUCK ::

:: LVMB & TVNA ::

call 312.265.3990
For Tables and Birthday Packages

The Mid306 N HalstedChicago, IL. 6066110pm-5am | 21+
312.265.3990 (info/table reservations)
www.themidchicago.com

Strict Dress Code Rules ApplyNo Gym Shoes, No Hats, No Sports Attire, No Graphic Tees, No ShortsDress to Impress - Collared Shirts Recommended

Follow us for updates/contests ::

www.reactpresents.comwww.facebook.com/reactpresentswww.twitter.com/reactpresentswww.youtube.com/reactpresentswww.instagram.com/reactpresents

www.facebook.com/midchicagowww.twitter.com/themidchicagowww.instagram.com/themidchicago

Text "REACT" to 46786 to signup for React Presents text list. By signing up you will receive the hookup on many of our events, including ways to win free tickets. http://www.clubtix.com/trvpped-at-the-mid-mid-thursdays-tickets-282589 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:55 GMT Mar 28th 14 - DON DIABLO AT LIGHT NIGHTCLUB http://www.clubtix.com/don-diablo-at-light-nightclub-tickets-273732 *Don Diablo*
Tickets still available

For table reservations please call 702-588-5656 or email clubtix@thelightvegas.com

Guests must bring a printed copy of the scannable ticket and e-mail confirmation, valid photo I.D., and the credit card the ticket was purchased with. Please print out and bring your scannable ticket as well as the e-mail confirmation, ID, and Credit Card to the club by 10:30pm and follow signage to the Will Call area, adjacent to the entrance of LIGHT. You MUST arrive by 11:00pm to guarantee entry.

All patrons must be 21 years of age with valid ID. US residents must bring state or federal issued ID. Foreign residents must have passports.

LIGHT Nightclub door and management reserves all rights to decline entry of any guest not in proper dress code. LIGHT Nightclub reserves the right to decline entry due to capacity issues, in which event guests will be asked to wait until the door is re-opened. Visibly intoxicated guests will not be admitted to the venue. No minors will be admitted.

www.thelightvegas.com

http://www.facebook.com/TheLightVegas

http://www.twitter.com/TheLightVegas

http://www.instagram.com/TheLightVegas

Before dancing the night away at Light, join us at Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar by Akira Back! Kumi features a modern Japanese menu with a Korean American twist.

For reservations, please contact us at 702.632.9100 or visit www.kumilasvegas.com
http://www.clubtix.com/don-diablo-at-light-nightclub-tickets-273732 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:54 GMT
Mar 28th 14 - MOODYMANN (KDJ, MAHOGANI) http://www.clubtix.com/moodymann-kdj%2C-mahogani-tickets-260002 GRASSHOPPER AND COYOTE CUTS PROUDLY PRESENT:

MOODYMANN - KDJ / Mahoganihttps://www.facebook.com/moodymann313https://soundcloud.com/mahoganimusic

w/

Golf Clap
http://www.soundcloud.com/golfclapdethttp://www.facebook.com/golfclapdet

21+
DOORS AT 9PM

FREE W/RSVP BEFORE 10PM
http://www.clubtix.com/moodymann-kdj%2C-mahogani-tickets-260002 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:53 GMT
Mar 28th 14 - NIGHTMARES ON WAX (DJ) - ZEBO - STRIZ http://www.clubtix.com/nightmares-on-wax-dj-zebo-striz-tickets-270858 Ticket Info: For this event ticket buyers must arrive at THE MID before 11:30pm for guaranteed entry. THE MID offers Express Entry to ticket holders before 11:30pm. After 11:30pm, the venue will stop holding the door for ticket buyers and allow in General Admission walk-ups. If you arrive after THE MID has reached capacity, ticket buyers will be given PRIORITY ADMISSION as people leave. Priority Admission means that you will be let in before General Admission once people leave if we are at capacity. Early arrival is strongly suggested.

Friday, March 28th 2014The Mid and React present....

:: NIGHTMARES ON WAX : DJ SET ::
www.nightmaresonwax.com

:: ZEBO ::
www.djzebo.com

:: STRIZ ::
www.facebook.com/Strizz

:: DJ TREW ::
www.facebook.com/deejaytrew

:: RADIUS ::
www.facebook.com/radiusetc

call 312.265.3990
For Tables and Birthday Packages

The Mid
306 N HalstedChicago, IL. 6066110pm-4am | 21+
312.265.3990 (info/table reservations)
NO DRESS CODE

Follow us for updates/contests ::

www.reactpresents.com
www.facebook.com/reactpresents
www.twitter.com/reactpresents
www.instagram.com/reactpresents
www.youtube.com/reactpresents

www.themidchicago
www.facebook.com/themidchicago
www.twitter.com/themidchicago

Text "REACT" to 46786 to signup for React Presents text list. By signing up you will receive the hookup on many of our events, including ways to win free tickets.
http://www.clubtix.com/nightmares-on-wax-dj-zebo-striz-tickets-270858 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:52 GMT
Mar 28th 14 - SHPONGLE - DESERT DWELLERS - CONCORD http://www.clubtix.com/shpongle-desert-dwellers-concord-tickets-254293 Friday, March 28, 2014

React & Silver Wrapper Presents...

:: SHPONGLE ::
The Museum of Consciousness TourSIMON POSFORD PRESENTS THE BRAND NEW SHPONGLETRON 3.0 www.shpongle.com

with

:: DESERT DWELLERS ::
www.desertdwellers.org

Visuals by:: ZEBBLER ::

Shpongle Platinum Package also available.
This Includes:

-GA Ticket to the show-Signing Session-Photo with only you and Simon-Tour Poster-Tour T-shirt

Limited availability. Purchase your Platinum Package here -> http://bit.ly/Shpongle_March28_ChicagoIL_PlatinumPkg/

Concord Music Hall2047 N Milwaukee AveChicago, IL 60647

Doors at 8:00PM18+

For more information:
www.silverwrapper.comwww.facebook.com/silverwrapperwww.twitter.com/silver_wrapper

www.reactpresents.com
www.facebook.com/reactpresents
www.twitter.com/reactpresents
www.instagram.com/reactpresents
www.youtube.com/reactpresents

Want to grab tickets for an upcoming show in person? Our box office is here for ya!

BOX OFFICE HOURSTue-Fri: 1pm-7pm (if there's a show, closed hour before)
Saturday: 12pm-8pm (end time depends on show hours)

PARKING INFOTo purchase parking you MUST select the "PRINT AT HOME" ticket option.
If you are purchasing more than one ticket item (GA ticket + Parking) youmust add each item to your purchase basket individually.
Parking lot is in CVS just North of Concord Music Hall. Please hand yourprintout parking ticket to the parking attendant. If you do not have a printeryou can show your parking ticket barcode to the parking attendant on your smartphone screen. Have a great night.
http://www.clubtix.com/shpongle-desert-dwellers-concord-tickets-254293 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:51 GMT
Mar 28th 14 - SNEAK PREVIEW AT DAYLIGHT - RYNE GREEN http://www.clubtix.com/sneak-preview-at-daylight-ryne-green-tickets-274946 After an opening year like 2013, you would think Daylight could not get bigger OR better. You would be wrong: 2014 will feature two brand-new VIP pools, one 448-square foot pool to service the north-side cabanas, and one 245-square-foot pool to service the south-west side cabanas. Don’t worry, there will also be plenty of lush greenery to lounge on while experiencing the fully-enhanced special effects currently in development.

www.daylightvegas.com
http://www.clubtix.com/sneak-preview-at-daylight-ryne-green-tickets-274946 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:50 GMT
Mar 28th 14 - TOM TRAGO | MAX JACOBSON & MANTAS STELES http://www.clubtix.com/tom-trago-max-jacobson-and-mantas-steles-tickets-282966 TOM TRAGO | MAX JACOBSON & MANTAS STELES @ SPYBARFriday, March 28

Tom Trago’s relationship with music is particularly intense. “I couldn’t imagine life without music,” he says. “I feel this physical need to make music every day. It’s like my body needs it as much as it needs food, water or sunshine.”

EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW - http://bit.ly/OXW6qE

TOM TRAGO (Netherlands)
Right now, Trago’s immersion in music is almost total. An internationally renowned DJ, producer, live performer and label owner with three critically acclaimed albums to his name, the Dutchman divides his time between all-day studio sessions, DJ gigs and live shows all over the world, and a steady stream of musical collaborations with friends from Amsterdam and beyond. You sometimes wonder how he finds any time for sleep...
More info - http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/tomtrago

Also spinning - MAX JACOBSON & MANTAS STELES

LIKE US on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spybar/chicagospybar

CHECK US OUT online - http://www.spybarchicago.com/

FOLLOW US on Twitter - @Spybar

SPYBAR646 N. Franklin (between Ontario and Erie)
10pm-4am | 21+ | parking/valet available
http://www.clubtix.com/tom-trago-max-jacobson-and-mantas-steles-tickets-282966 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:49 GMT
Mar 28th 14 - YELLOWCLAW - K THEORY - REGULATORS http://www.clubtix.com/yellowclaw-k-theory-regulators-tickets-281402 ELEKTRICITY & React Presents:

:: YELLOWCLAW ::
www.facebook.com/yellowclaw

:: K THEORY ::
www.facebook.com/ktheory

:: REGULATORS ::
www.facebook.com/weregulate

Doors at 9:30pm18+ Welcome

For booth reservations contact: vip@elektricitymusic.com

Elektricity Nightclub15 S Saginaw St.
Pontiac, MI 48342248-599-2212www.elektricitymusic.com

www.facebook.com/elektricitymusicwww.youtube.com/elektricitynightclubwww.twitter.com/elektricityedmIG: @elektricitymusic #elektricitymusic
http://www.clubtix.com/yellowclaw-k-theory-regulators-tickets-281402 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:48 GMT
Mar 29th 14 - CHERUB - CAROUSEL - PROBCAUSE - HOB http://www.clubtix.com/cherub-carousel-probcause-hob-tickets-272833 Saturday, March 29, 2014

Silver Wrapper Spotlight...

:: CHERUB :: "The Blow'd Tour"
www.cherublamusica.com

with special guests:

:: CAROUSEL ::
www.carouselmusicpage.com

:: PROBCAUSE ::
www.probcause.com

House of Blues
329 N Dearborn StChicago, IL 60654

Doors: 7:30pmShow: 8:30pmAges: 17+ w/ govt issued IDTickets: $15.00 adv / $18.00 dos

www.silverwrapper.com
www.facebook.com/silverwrapper
www.twitter.com/silver_wrapper

RESTRICTED ITEMS
The following items are not permitted:
• NO Drugs or drug paraphernalia, illegal substances, eCigs, weapons of any kind (includes pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc), toy weapons, lighters• NO outside food or beverages of any kind (including alcohol, candy, gum, etc), open packs of cigarettes, unsealed tampons, eyedrops• NO massagers, laser pointers, LED Gloves, LED Microlights, glowsticks, pacifiers• NO masks, large chains or spiked jewelry, open lip gloss or chapstick, candy bracelets, candy necklaces, Camelbacks, Bota bags, large purses/bags (anything over 10?x10?), fanny packs, backpacks, stuffed animals or dolls (including plush backpacks), no pets.
• NO glass, cans, cups, coolers, markers, pens, spray paint, stickers, fliers, balloons, balls, inflatable balls, frisbees, tents, large umbrellas, chairs, blankets• NO video cameras, GoPros, professional recording equipment ? photo, video or audio (no detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial use rigs)


ACCEPTABLE ITEMS
• OK Small Bags & Purses (maximum 10"x10")
• OK Non-Professional Flash/Still Cameras• OK Cell Phones• OK Hats• OK Lighters• OK Sealed packs of Cigarettes• OK Sealed/Wrapped Tampons• OK Earplugs• OK Sealed Chapstick and lip gloss• OK Sunglasses


SECURITY & ENTRY
Everyone will be searched upon entry. You will need to empty your pockets and have all items examined. All narcotic laws will be strictly enforced. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DRUG USE or POSSESSION
The use or possession of any illegal drugs will not be tolerated anywhere inside or outside the venue. Security personnel and narcotics officers will be working and enforcing all drug related laws. Do not bring any illegal substances to the event as violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If you are found inebriated at the door, security will not allow you to enter the venue. Event staff reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone. Please come with a smile and be prepared to enjoy a fun filled night of music and dancing.


SAFETY & MEDICAL
Live Nation is dedicated to providing a safe environment. Public and private security as well as medical staff will be present throughout the entire event. If you need any assistance the medical please contact security staff.

CAMERA POLICY
Small personal cameras are allowed in the venue. Commercial photography, flash photography, professional cameras and recording devices are not permitted.
http://www.clubtix.com/cherub-carousel-probcause-hob-tickets-272833 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:47 GMT
Mar 29th 14 - ELEKTRIC CIRCUS http://www.clubtix.com/elektric-circus-tickets-287670

Elektric Circus
Ladies FREE before 11pmLive broadcast with Channel 955

FeaturingDJ TroublemakrHosted By: Stick

Doors @ 9:30pm18+ Wecome

"Elektricity is taking entertainment to the next level, bringing you the latest in electronic music and presenting Elektric Circus. Elektric Circus is a mind-blowing experience featuring burlesque dancers, stilt walkers, fire performers and so much more every Saturday Night.”

21+ $10 Tickets available at: www.elektricitymusic.comAdvanced tickets for 21+ only. If purchased by someone under 21, difference must be paid at ELEKTRICITY box office upon arrival.

For booth reservations email: elektricitymusic@gmail.com

Elektricity Nightclub15 S. Saginaw St.
Pontiac, MI 48342313-599-2212www.elektricitymusic.com
http://www.clubtix.com/elektric-circus-tickets-287670 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:46 GMT
Mar 29th 14 - FASHION FORWARD W/ DJ SYE YOUNG http://www.clubtix.com/fashion-forward-w-dj-sye-young-tickets-278298 Saturday MARCH 29TH: FASHION FORWARD w/ DJ SYE YOUNG

RSVP DEAL: Ladies FREE All Night | Men 10pm - 11:30pm Reduced After

Sexy. Fierce. Seductive... and oh so STYLISH! Bring out your trendiest and sexiest outfit and get ready to be seen! Rub elbows with some of Chicago's most stylish clubbers and party 'til the sun comes up! SOund by FORD MODELS official DJ, DJ SYE YOUNG! Sweet! The NIKKI photographer will be in tow so look FIERCE!

2 Floors of Music! LIVE Video-Mixing!

Starring: DJ SYE YOUNG

Plus Residents: WRECK | DJ TRAKO & IVAN

MAIN ROOM: Progressive House | Electro | Top 40 | Trap | Hip-Hop

VIP SUITE: Top 40 | Global, Tropical Beats

PROPER ATTIRE IS A MUST | DRESS CODE STRICTLY ENFORCED

(Gym shoes, work boots, baseball caps, plain t-shirts or polo shirts, shorts, flats, flip-flops or baggy attire will not be permitted).

Dress code restrictions are at the discretion of the Door Manager and pertain not merely to articles of clothing: but more importantly to style and execution. Dress code subject to change without prior notification.
http://www.clubtix.com/fashion-forward-w-dj-sye-young-tickets-278298 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:45 GMT
Mar 29th 14 - KALENDR & INPHINITY | DUSTIN SHERIDAN http://www.clubtix.com/kalendr-and-inphinity-dustin-sheridan-tickets-288126 KALENDR & INPHINITY | DUSTIN SHERIDAN | CURLEY & MARTINEZ @ SPYBARSaturday, March 29

Resident DJ takeover:

INPHINITY & KALENDRDUSTIN SHERIDANCURLEY & MARTINEZ

RSVP FOR COMP ADMISSION BEFORE MIDNIGHT -

LIKE US on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spybar/chicagospybar

CHECK US OUT online - http://www.spybarchicago.com/

FOLLOW US on Twitter - @Spybar

SPYBAR646 N. Franklin (between Ontario and Erie)
10pm-5am | 21+ | parking/valet available
http://www.clubtix.com/kalendr-and-inphinity-dustin-sheridan-tickets-288126 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:44 GMT
Mar 29th 14 - LIL DICKY AT CONCORD MUSIC HALL http://www.clubtix.com/lil-dicky-at-concord-music-hall-tickets-278868 Saturday, March 29th 2014React presents...

:: LIL DICKY ::
www.lildicky.com

with support from..

:: SHOWYOUSUCK ::
www.showyousuck.com

:: SECOND CITY CITIZENS ::
www.secondcitycitizens.bandcamp.com

:: BEES KNEES ::

Concord Music Hall2047 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicagio, IL 606477:30 DoorsALL AGES773-570-4000

Connect with us ::
www.concordmusichall.comwww.facebook.com/concordmusichallwww.twitter.com/concord_hall

www.reactpresents.com
www.facebook.com/reactpresents
www.twitter.com/reactpresents
www.instagram.com/reactpresents
www.youtube.com/reactpresents

Want to grab tickets for an upcoming show in person? Our box office is here for ya!

BOX OFFICE HOURSTue-Fri: 1pm-7pm (if there's a show, closed hour before)
Saturday: 12pm-8pm (end time depends on show hours)

PARKING INFOTo purchase parking you MUST select the "PRINT AT HOME" ticket option.
If you are purchasing more than one ticket item (GA ticket + Parking) youmust add each item to your purchase basket individually.
Parking lot is in CVS just North of Concord Music Hall. Please hand yourprintout parking ticket to the parking attendant. If you do not have a printer you can show your parking ticket barcode to the parking attendant on your smartphone screen. Have a great night.
http://www.clubtix.com/lil-dicky-at-concord-music-hall-tickets-278868 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:43 GMT
Mar 29th 14 - MARTIN SOLVEIG - BILL BASIL - THE MID http://www.clubtix.com/martin-solveig-bill-basil-the-mid-tickets-276175 Ticket Info: For this event ticket buyers must arrive at THE MID before 11:30pm for guaranteed entry. THE MID offers Express Entry to ticket holders before 11:30pm. After 11:30pm, the venue will stop holding the door for ticket buyers and allow in General Admission walk-ups. If you arrive after THE MID has reached capacity, ticket buyers will be given PRIORITY ADMISSION as people leave. Priority Admission means that you will be let in before General Admission once people leave if we are at capacity. Early arrival is strongly suggested.

Saturday, March 29th 2014The Mid and React present....

:: MARTIN SOLVEIG ::
www.martinsolveig.com

:: BILL BASIL ::
www.facebook.com/billbasil

call 312.265.3990
For Tables and Birthday Packages

The Mid306 N HalstedChicago, IL. 6066110pm-5am | 21+
312.265.3990 (info/table reservations)

Strict Dress Code Rules ApplyNo Gym Shoes, No Hats, No Sports Attire, No Graphic Tees, No ShortsDress to Impress - Collared Shirts Recommended

Follow us for updates/contests ::

www.reactpresents.com
www.facebook.com/reactpresents
www.twitter.com/reactpresents
www.instagram.com/reactpresents
www.youtube.com/reactpresents

www.themidchicago
www.facebook.com/themidchicago
www.twitter.com/themidchicago

Text "REACT" to 46786 to signup for React Presents text list. By signing up you will receive the hookup on many of our events, including ways to win free tickets.

http://www.clubtix.com/martin-solveig-bill-basil-the-mid-tickets-276175 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:42 GMT
Mar 29th 14 - SHPONGLE: MUSEUM OF CONSCIOUSNESS TOUR http://www.clubtix.com/shpongle-museum-of-consciousness-tour-tickets-253822 Saturday March 29th 2014

The Crofoot & React Presents:

:: SHPONGLE ::
The Museum of Consciousness TourSIMON POSFORD PRESENTS THE BRAND NEW SHPONGLETRON 3.0www.shpongle.com

with

:: DESERT DWELLERS ::
www.desertdwellers.org

Visuals by:: ZEBBLER :

Shpongle Platinum PackageIncludes:
GA Ticket to the showSigning SessionPhoto with only you and SimonTour PosterTour T-shirtLink: http://bit.ly/Shpongle_March29_PontiacMI_PlatinumPkg

Crofoot Ballroom1 South SaginawPontiac, MI48342(248) 858-9333

Connect with us for more info and contests ::
www.facebook.com/reactdetroitwww.twitter.com/reactdetroitwww.instagram.com/reactdetroitwww.youtube.com/reactdetroitwww.reactpresents.com
http://www.clubtix.com/shpongle-museum-of-consciousness-tour-tickets-253822 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:41 GMT
Mar 29th 14 - SNEAK PREVIEW AT DAYLIGHT WITH STELLAR http://www.clubtix.com/sneak-preview-at-daylight-with-stellar-tickets-275020 After an opening year like 2013, you would think Daylight could not get bigger OR better. You would be wrong: 2014 will feature two brand-new VIP pools, one 448-square foot pool to service the north-side cabanas, and one 245-square-foot pool to service the south-west side cabanas. Don’t worry, there will also be plenty of lush greenery to lounge on while experiencing the fully-enhanced special effects currently in development.

www.daylightvegas.com
http://www.clubtix.com/sneak-preview-at-daylight-with-stellar-tickets-275020 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:40 GMT
Mar 29th 14 - SULTAN + NED SHEPARD AT LIGHT NIGHTCLUB http://www.clubtix.com/sultan-%2B-ned-shepard-at-light-nightclub-tickets-273766 *Sultan + Ned Shepard*
Tickets still available

For table reservations please call 702-588-5656 or email clubtix@thelightvegas.com

Guests must bring a printed copy of the scannable ticket and e-mail confirmation, valid photo I.D., and the credit card the ticket was purchased with. Please print out and bring your scannable ticket as well as the e-mail confirmation, ID, and Credit Card to the club by 10:30pm and follow signage to the Will Call area, adjacent to the entrance of LIGHT. You MUST arrive by 11:00pm to guarantee entry.

All patrons must be 21 years of age with valid ID. US residents must bring state or federal issued ID. Foreign residents must have passports.

LIGHT Nightclub door and management reserves all rights to decline entry of any guest not in proper dress code. LIGHT Nightclub reserves the right to decline entry due to capacity issues, in which event guests will be asked to wait until the door is re-opened. Visibly intoxicated guests will not be admitted to the venue. No minors will be admitted.

www.thelightvegas.com

http://www.facebook.com/TheLightVegas

http://www.twitter.com/TheLightVegas

http://www.instagram.com/TheLightVegas

Before dancing the night away at Light, join us at Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar by Akira Back! Kumi features a modern Japanese menu with a Korean American twist.

For reservations, please contact us at 702.632.9100 or visit www.kumilasvegas.com
http://www.clubtix.com/sultan-%2B-ned-shepard-at-light-nightclub-tickets-273766 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:39 GMT
Mar 29th 14 - UP UNTIL NOW - MY BOY ELROY http://www.clubtix.com/up-until-now-my-boy-elroy-tickets-272329 Saturday, March 29, 2014

Silver Wrapper Presents...

:: UP UNTIL NOW
www.upuntilnowmusic.com

with special guests:

:: MY BOY ELROY
www.soundcloud.com/myboyelroy

:: SHAPES AND COLORS
www.facebook.com/shapesandcolorsbeats

Bottom Lounge Upstairs
1375 W Lake StChicago, IL 60607

Doors: 9:00pmShow: 10:00pmAges: 21+ w/ govt issued IDTickets: $10.00 adv / $12.00 dos

www.silverwrapper.com
www.facebook.com/silverwrapper
www.twitter.com/silver_wrapper
http://www.clubtix.com/up-until-now-my-boy-elroy-tickets-272329 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:38 GMT
Mar 30th 14 - GLO-OUT http://www.clubtix.com/glo-out-tickets-287719

GLO-OUT - The black light dance party!
Ladies FREE before 11pm

Live broadcast with Channel 955

featuringDJ PAUL MARTINDALEChannel 955 | Detroit

HOSTED BY: STICK

Doors @ 9:30pm18+ Welcome

"CHANNEL 955 LIVE BROADCAST"

21+ $10 Tickets available at: www.elektricitymusic.comTickets available in advance are for 21+ only. If purchased by someone under 21, they must pay difference at ELEKTRICITY box office.

For booth reservations email: elektricitymusic@gmail.com

Wear White and Fluorescent Colors

Elektricity Nightclub15 S. Saginaw St.
Pontiac, MI 48342313-599-2212www.elektricitymusic.com
http://www.clubtix.com/glo-out-tickets-287719 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:37 GMT
Mar 30th 14 - SNEAK PREVIEW AT DAYLIGHT WITH KID FUNK http://www.clubtix.com/sneak-preview-at-daylight-with-kid-funk-tickets-275120 After an opening year like 2013, you would think Daylight could not get bigger OR better. You would be wrong: 2014 will feature two brand-new VIP pools, one 448-square foot pool to service the north-side cabanas, and one 245-square-foot pool to service the south-west side cabanas. Don’t worry, there will also be plenty of lush greenery to lounge on while experiencing the fully-enhanced special effects currently in development.

www.daylightvegas.com
http://www.clubtix.com/sneak-preview-at-daylight-with-kid-funk-tickets-275120 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:36 GMT
Mar 31st 14 - MID INDUSTRY MONDAYS - RSVP http://www.clubtix.com/mid-industry-mondays-rsvp-tickets-282083 Monday night is Industry Night at The Mid and takes place on the main floor with our world famous Funktion One sound system. This week we have local DJs have getting things done right with open format music which includes hip-hop & house.

This event is FREE w/ RSVP at www.clubtix.com (before midnight). Bottles specials are available upon request. Call 312.265.3990 for more information.

Strict Dress Code Rules ApplyNo Gym Shoes, No Hats, No Sports Attire, No Graphic Tees, No ShortsDress to Impress - Collared Shirts Recommended

Text "REACT" to 46786 to signup for React Presents text list. By signing up you will receive the hookup on many of our events, including ways to win free tickets.
http://www.clubtix.com/mid-industry-mondays-rsvp-tickets-282083 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:59:35 GMT
Apr 1st 14 - CHICAGO NIGHTLIFE AWARDS - CONCORD http://www.clubtix.com/chicago-nightlife-awards-concord-tickets-277794 Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Dialed Productions & Old Style presents...

::THE CHICAGO NIGHTLIFE AWARDS::

Hosted by Ernest Wilkins (Redeye/Fox News Chicago)

Doors: 8:00pmAward Show: 9:00pmAfter Party: 11:00pmAges: 21+ w/ govt issued IDTickets: $5.00 adv/ $8.00 dos after 10pVote here then RSVP @ CHICAGO NIGHTLIFE AWARDS VOTING (DO312) for complimentary entry before 10pm ****limited time only****

Concord Music Hall
2047 N Milwaukee AveChicago, IL 60647

Chicago Nightlife Award Categories:
Best BartenderBest Weekly PartyBest Monthly PartyBest One Off PartyProducer/Artist of the YearBest RooftopPromoter of the YearBest DJBest Dive BarBlogger of the YearPhotographer of the YearManager of the YearBest DoormanBest Bottle ServiceBest Go-Go DancerBest New ClubNightclub of the Year

-Open nominations accepted until Sunday, March 16th 11:59pm

-Top 5 Voting Opens: Tuesday, March 18th 10am w/ announcement of Top 5 nominees, performance line up and presenters

-Voting Closes: March 31st at Midnight

Image link to voting site...
http://www.clubtix.com/chicago-nightlife-awards-concord-tickets-277794 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:59 GMT
Apr 2nd 14 - BLASTERJAXX AT NECTO - ANN ARBOR http://www.clubtix.com/blasterjaxx-at-necto-ann-arbor-tickets-274562 Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Necto & React Present...

:: BLASTERJAXX ::
www.facebook.com/BlasterjaxxOfficial



18+ welcomeNecto516 E. LibertyAnn Arbor, MI

Connect with us for more info and contests ::
www.facebook.com/reactdetroitwww.twitter.com/reactdetroitwww.instagram.com/reactdetroitwww.youtube.com/reactdetroitwww.reactpresents.com
http://www.clubtix.com/blasterjaxx-at-necto-ann-arbor-tickets-274562 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:58 GMT
Apr 2nd 14 - SUPER SMASH TOUR: SINGULARITY & MUTRIX http://www.clubtix.com/super-smash-tour-singularity-and-mutrix-tickets-285751 Super Smash Tour 2014 :: Bass Mission

:: Singularity ::
https://www.facebook.com/singularitymusic

:: Mutrix ::
https://www.facebook.com/MutrixOfficial

:: The Low Down ::
https://www.facebook.com/thelowdowndub

Doors at 9:30pm || 18+ WelcomeBooth & Bottle Service: VIP@elektricitymusic.com

Elektricity Nightclub15 S Saginaw St.
Pontiac, MI 48342248-599-2212
http://www.clubtix.com/super-smash-tour-singularity-and-mutrix-tickets-285751 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:57 GMT
Apr 2nd 14 - TONY ARZADON AT LIGHT NIGHTCLUB http://www.clubtix.com/tony-arzadon-at-light-nightclub-tickets-280444 *Tony Arzadon*
Tickets still available

For table reservations please call 702-588-5656 or email clubtix@thelightvegas.com

Guests must bring a printed copy of the scannable ticket and e-mail confirmation, valid photo I.D., and the credit card the ticket was purchased with. Please print out and bring your scannable ticket as well as the e-mail confirmation, ID, and Credit Card to the club by 10:30pm and follow signage to the Will Call area, adjacent to the entrance of LIGHT. You MUST arrive by 11:00pm to guarantee entry.

All patrons must be 21 years of age with valid ID. US residents must bring state or federal issued ID. Foreign residents must have passports.

LIGHT Nightclub door and management reserves all rights to decline entry of any guest not in proper dress code. LIGHT Nightclub reserves the right to decline entry due to capacity issues, in which event guests will be asked to wait until the door is re-opened. Visibly intoxicated guests will not be admitted to the venue. No minors will be admitted.

www.thelightvegas.com

http://www.facebook.com/TheLightVegas

http://www.twitter.com/TheLightVegas

http://www.instagram.com/TheLightVegas

Before dancing the night away at Light, join us at Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar by Akira Back! Kumi features a modern Japanese menu with a Korean American twist.

For reservations, please contact us at 702.632.9100 or visit www.kumilasvegas.com
http://www.clubtix.com/tony-arzadon-at-light-nightclub-tickets-280444 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:56 GMT
Apr 2nd 14 - TRENTEMOLLER (LIVE) AT CONCORD HALL http://www.clubtix.com/trentemoller-live-at-concord-hall-tickets-279997 Friday, April 4th 2014React Presents...

::TRENTEMOLLER:: (LIVE)
www.anderstrentemoller.com

with support from..

:: t.o.m. and his computer ::
www.soundcloud.com/t-o-m-and-his-computer

Powered by WNUR Street Beat - www.wnurstreetbeat.org

Concord Music Hall
2047 N Milwaukee AveChicago, IL 60647Doors at 7:3018+ w/ valid state issued ID

www.reactpresents.com
www.facebook.com/reactpresents
www.twitter.com/reactpresents
www.instagram.com/reactpresents
www.youtube.com/reactpresents

Want to grab tickets for an upcoming show in person? Our box office is here for you!

BOX OFFICE HOURSTue-Fri: 1pm-7pm (if there's a show, closed hour before)
Saturday: 12pm-8pm (end time depends on show hours)

PARKING INFOTo purchase parking you MUST select the "PRINT AT HOME" ticket option.
If you are purchasing more than one ticket item (GA ticket + Parking) youmust add each item to your purchase basket individually.
Parking lot is in CVS just North of Concord Music Hall. Please hand yourprintout parking ticket to the parking attendant. If you do not have a printeryou can show your parking ticket barcode to the parking attendant on your smartphone screen. Have a great night.
http://www.clubtix.com/trentemoller-live-at-concord-hall-tickets-279997 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:55 GMT
Apr 3rd 14 - ADVENTURE CLUB - SEGREDO MADISON http://www.clubtix.com/adventure-club-segredo-madison-tickets-283080 Thursday April 3rd, 2014React, Majestic Live, & Segredo present...

:: ADVENTURE CLUB ::
https://www.facebook.com/AdventureClub

:: TEKNICOLOR ::
https://www.facebook.com/TEKNiCOLORR

:: ANTICS ::
https://www.facebook.com/yourantics

For VIP Tables & Bottle Service Reservations email: VIP@segredomadison.com

Segredo Madison624 University AvenueMadison, Wisconsin 537159:00 pm Doors / 18+
608.257.1122 for info

Follow me for info and contests ::
http://www.facebook.com/reactwisconsinhttps://www.facebook.com/majesticmadisonhttps://www.facebook.com/segredomadison
http://www.clubtix.com/adventure-club-segredo-madison-tickets-283080 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:54 GMT
Apr 3rd 14 - EASY STAR ALL-STARS - JOHN BROWN'S BODY http://www.clubtix.com/easy-star-all-stars-john-browns-body-tickets-271252 Thursday, April 3, 2014

Silver Wrapper Presents...

:: EASY STAR ALL-STARS :: "Dub Side of the Moon Live"
www.easystar.com

:: JOHN BROWN'S BODY ::
www.johnbrownsbody.com

with special guests:

:: TED SIROTA'S HEAVYWEIGHT DUB ::
www.facebook.com/heavyweightdub

:: SLACKY J ::
www.facebook.com/reggaevibesshow

Concord Music Hall
2047 N Milwaukee AveChicago, IL 60647

Doors: 7:30pmShow: 8:00pmAges: 17+ w/ govt issued IDTickets: $18.50 adv / $23.50 dos

For more information:
www.silverwrapper.com
www.facebook.com/silverwrapper
www.twitter.com/silver_wrapper



Want to grab tickets for an upcoming show in person? Our box office is here for ya!

BOX OFFICE HOURS
• Tue-Fri: 1pm-7pm (if there's a show, closed hour before)
• Sat: 12pm-8pm (end time depends on show hours)

PARKING INFO
• To purchase parking you MUST select the "PRINT AT HOME" ticket option.
• If you are purchasing more than one ticket item (GA ticket + Parking) you must add each item to your purchase basket individually.
• Parking lot is in CVS just North of Concord Music Hall. Please hand your printout parking ticket to the parking attendant.
• If you do not have a printer you can show your parking ticket barcode to the parking attendant on your smartphone screen. Have a great night.
http://www.clubtix.com/easy-star-all-stars-john-browns-body-tickets-271252 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:53 GMT
Apr 3rd 14 - SUPERDRE | ASHLEY JARVI | ALISSA JO http://www.clubtix.com/superdre-ashley-jarvi-alissa-jo-tickets-286485 SUPERDRE | ASHLEY JARVI | ALISSA JO @ SPYBARThursday, April 3

ON THE DECKSSuperDreAshley Jarvi
Alissa Jo

PARADOX & HOUSE OF CHI PRESENTbig sounds ● small prices ● global vibe

Industry Friendly Prices$3 PBRs$4 Fireball Shots$5 Well Cocktails$150 Bottles of EffenSpecial deals for ladies - groups of 5 or more

LIKE US on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/chicagospybar

CHECK US OUT online - http://www.spybarchicago.com/

FOLLOW US on Twitter - @Spybar

SPYBAR646 N. Franklin (between Ontario and Erie)
10pm-4am | 21+ | parking/valet available
http://www.clubtix.com/superdre-ashley-jarvi-alissa-jo-tickets-286485 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:52 GMT
Apr 3rd 14 - UBERJAK'D - AUTOEROTIQUE - MID THURSDAYS http://www.clubtix.com/uberjakd-autoerotique-mid-thursdays-tickets-280673 Ticket Info: For this event ticket buyers must arrive at THE MID before 11:30pm for guaranteed entry. THE MID offers Express Entry to ticket holders before 11:30pm. After 11:30pm, the venue will stop holding the door for ticket buyers and allow in General Admission walk-ups. If you arrive after THE MID has reached capacity, ticket buyers will be given PRIORITY ADMISSION as people leave. Priority Admission means that you will be let in before General Admission once people leave if we are at capacity. Early arrival is strongly suggested.

Thursday, April 3rdth 2014The Mid and React present....

:: UBERJAK'D ::
www.www.facebook.com/uberjakd‎

:: AUTOEROTIQUE ::
www.autoerotique.net

call 312.265.3990
For Tables and Birthday Packages

The Mid306 N HalstedChicago, IL. 6066110pm-5am | 21+
312.265.3990 (info/table reservations)

Strict Dress Code Rules ApplyNo Gym Shoes, No Hats, No Sports Attire, No Graphic Tees, No ShortsDress to Impress - Collared Shirts Recommended

Follow us for updates/contests ::

www.reactpresents.com
www.facebook.com/reactpresents
www.twitter.com/reactpresents
www.instagram.com/reactpresents
www.youtube.com/reactpresents

www.themidchicago
www.facebook.com/themidchicago
www.twitter.com/themidchicago

Text "REACT" to 46786 to signup for React Presents text list. By signing up you will receive the hookup on many of our events, including ways to win free tickets.
http://www.clubtix.com/uberjakd-autoerotique-mid-thursdays-tickets-280673 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:51 GMT
Apr 4th 14 - A-TRAK AT LIGHT NIGHTCLUB http://www.clubtix.com/a-trak-at-light-nightclub-tickets-280649 *A-Trak*
Tickets still available

For table reservations please call 702-588-5656 or email clubtix@thelightvegas.com

Guests must bring a printed copy of the scannable ticket and e-mail confirmation, valid photo I.D., and the credit card the ticket was purchased with. Please print out and bring your scannable ticket as well as the e-mail confirmation, ID, and Credit Card to the club by 10:30pm and follow signage to the Will Call area, adjacent to the entrance of LIGHT. You MUST arrive by 11:00pm to guarantee entry.

All patrons must be 21 years of age with valid ID. US residents must bring state or federal issued ID. Foreign residents must have passports.

LIGHT Nightclub door and management reserves all rights to decline entry of any guest not in proper dress code. LIGHT Nightclub reserves the right to decline entry due to capacity issues, in which event guests will be asked to wait until the door is re-opened. Visibly intoxicated guests will not be admitted to the venue. No minors will be admitted.

www.thelightvegas.com

http://www.facebook.com/TheLightVegas

http://www.twitter.com/TheLightVegas

http://www.instagram.com/TheLightVegas

Before dancing the night away at Light, join us at Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar by Akira Back! Kumi features a modern Japanese menu with a Korean American twist.

For reservations, please contact us at 702.632.9100 or visit www.kumilasvegas.com
http://www.clubtix.com/a-trak-at-light-nightclub-tickets-280649 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:50 GMT
Apr 4th 14 - ARCHNEMESIS - ILL-ESHA - BUKU http://www.clubtix.com/archnemesis-ill-esha-buku-tickets-287496 Friday, April 4, 2013

Silver Wrapper Presents...

:: ARCHNEMESIS ::
www.archnemesismusic.com

:: iLL-ESHA ::
www.ill-esha.com

with special guest:

:: BUKU ::
www.facebook.com/bukubass

Bottom Lounge Upstairs
1375 W Lake StChicago, IL 60607

Doors: 9:00pmShow: 10:00pmAges: 17+ w/ govt issued IDTickets: $12.00 adv / $14.00 dos

www.silverwrapper.com
www.facebook.com/silverwrapper
www.twitter.com/silver_wrapper
http://www.clubtix.com/archnemesis-ill-esha-buku-tickets-287496 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:49 GMT
Apr 4th 14 - CULPRIT SHOWCASE FEAT ADRIATIQUE & DROOG http://www.clubtix.com/culprit-showcase-feat-adriatique-and-droog-tickets-285393 CULPRIT SHOWCASE feat ADRIATIQUE & DROOG @ SPYBARFriday, April 4

A Los Angeles-based record label Culprit, combining home grown talent with friendly culprits around the world, bring two of its finest to the Windy City.

ADRIATIQUE (Switzerland)
Adrian & Adrian, two guys from Zurich started off with music just like everyone else by trying several instruments and scratching on grandfather’s turntable, nothing special about that. Both were born in the mid 80’s when the techno and house community was rising to the top. On the road as solo artists they met in 2008, found mutual connection and became dj & production partners...
More info - http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/adriatique

DROOG (U.S.)
DROOG is the DJ collective of Andrei Osyka, Brett Griffin and JustinSloe. From their start 6 years ago, DROOG has steadily built areputation as one of the leading purveyors of forward thinking dancemusic, in Los Angeles and beyond...
More info - http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/droog

LIKE US on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spybar/chicagospybar

CHECK US OUT online - http://www.spybarchicago.com/

FOLLOW US on Twitter - @Spybar

SPYBAR646 N. Franklin (between Ontario and Erie)
10pm-4am | 21+ | parking/valet available
http://www.clubtix.com/culprit-showcase-feat-adriatique-and-droog-tickets-285393 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:48 GMT
Apr 4th 14 - DAVID GUETTA AT THE ARAGON BALLROOM http://www.clubtix.com/david-guetta-at-the-aragon-ballroom-tickets-271680 Friday, April 4th 2014React presents...

:: DAVID GUETTA ::
www.davidguetta.com

-with-

:: NATHAN SCOTT ::
www.facebook.com/djnathanscottfanpage

:: ALEX KISLOV ::
www.facebook.com/djalexkislov‎

Tables are available. Email Joey@reactpresents.com for info.

Aragon Ballroom
1106 W LawrenceChicago IL 606408:00 pm Doors
18+ w/ valid ID312-833-9331 - info line

Follow me for info and contests ::

www.reactpresents.com
www.facebook.com/reactpresents
www.twitter.com/reactpresents
www.instagram.com/reactpresents
www.youtube.com/reactpresents

Text "REACT" to 46786 to signup for React Presents text list. By signing up you will receive the hookup on many of our events, including ways to win free tickets.

VIP experience includes: one ticket, separate VIP entrance, elevated balcony for optimal viewing, special drink servers.
http://www.clubtix.com/david-guetta-at-the-aragon-ballroom-tickets-271680 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:47 GMT
Apr 4th 14 - DAYLIGHT FRIDAYS http://www.clubtix.com/daylight-fridays-tickets-275388 After an opening year like 2013, you would think Daylight could not get bigger OR better. You would be wrong: 2014 will feature two brand-new VIP pools, one 448-square foot pool to service the north-side cabanas, and one 245-square-foot pool to service the south-west side cabanas. Don’t worry, there will also be plenty of lush greenery to lounge on while experiencing the fully-enhanced special effects currently in development.

www.daylightvegas.com
http://www.clubtix.com/daylight-fridays-tickets-275388 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:46 GMT
Apr 4th 14 - DROOG (CULPRIT) LA http://www.clubtix.com/droog-culprit-la-tickets-284789 Coyote Cuts & Grasshopper Present:

DROOG - Culprit LA

DROOG is the DJ collective of Andrei Osyka, Brett Griffin and Justin Sloe. From their start 7 years ago, DROOG has steadily built a reputation as one of the leading purveyors of forward-thinking dance music, in Los Angeles and beyond.
The collective have become known for their respected parties that through the years have brought the who’s-who of international house and techno talent to Los Angeles, from Magda, Jamie Jones, Steve Bug and Martin Buttrich to Dixon, all four members of Visionquest, Nicolas Jaar, Dyed Soundorom, Shonky and beyond. Droog have since taken their party know-how and vibe to showcase parties at WMC, DEMF, BPM and Sonar festivals.

As Djs, Droog have cut their proverbial teeth with a 4-year (2007-2011) residency at one of the biggest clubs in the US - Avalon, where the boys played alongside influences like as Richie Hawtin, Lee Burridge, Damian Lazarus, Tiefschwarz, MANDY, Matthew Dear and many others, shaping their musical outlook and gaining crucial big club DJing experience. Since then, Droog have become global touring DJs, spanning Americas, Europe, Australia and North Africa. Fabric in London, Space and Sankey’s in Ibiza, Renate and Watergate in Berlin, Rex in Paris, Nordstern in Basel, Arma 17 and Gipsy in Moscow having been just a few of the memorable stops along the way.
In 2009 the trio made a leap into a new territory by launching an LA-based

record label, Culprit, that in just a few years has managed to capture its place and time, gaining respect and a considerable following with successful releases from Hot Natured and Lee Foss (debut releases for both), Matt Tolfrey & Inxec, SECT (Soul Clap, Tanner Ross & Sergio Santos), Subb-an, M A N I K, Lee Curtiss, Shonky, Adriatique , Climbers (also a debut) and others, joining the ranks of the leaders of the new school of underground dance music.

Since 2011 the Los Angeles collective made a production breakthrough, delivering original material for underground marquee labels like Crosstown Rebels Supernature and Last Night on Earth; remixes for Culprit, Murmur, My Favorite Robot, Adjunct Audio, Lower East and Get Physical also getting attention. Other high profile projects include mixing the second installment of the Rebel Rave mix CD for Crosstown Rebels, released in November 2011 and performances at the Movement Detroit Festival and the closing of the famed Inti Fest in Peru.
http://www.clubtix.com/droog-culprit-la-tickets-284789 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:45 GMT
Apr 4th 14 - HEADHUNTERZ http://www.clubtix.com/headhunterz-tickets-269448 ELEKTRICITY & React Presents:

:: HEADHUNTERZ ::
www.facebook.com/djheadhunterz

With Hardcore 313's

:: MR. BUSY "The Hardstyle Super Hero" ::

:: Facebender ::

Doors at 9:30pm18+ Welcome

For booth reservations contact: vip@elektricitymusic.com

Elektricity Nightclub15 S Saginaw St.
Pontiac, MI 48342248-599-2212www.elektricitymusic.com

www.facebook.com/elektricitymusicwww.youtube.com/elektricitynightclubwww.twitter.com/elektricityedmIG: @elektricitymusic #elektricitymusic
http://www.clubtix.com/headhunterz-tickets-269448 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:44 GMT
Apr 4th 14 - LUMINOX - TWRK - PARTY FAVOR - ZEBO http://www.clubtix.com/luminox-twrk-party-favor-zebo-tickets-276238 Ticket Info: For this event ticket buyers must arrive at THE MID before 11:30pm for guaranteed entry. THE MID offers Express Entry to ticket holders before 11:30pm. After 11:30pm, the venue will stop holding the door for ticket buyers and allow in General Admission walk-ups. If you arrive after THE MID has reached capacity, ticket buyers will be given PRIORITY ADMISSION as people leave. Priority Admission means that you will be let in before General Admission once people leave if we are at capacity. Early arrival is strongly suggested.

Friday, Arpil 4th 2014The Mid and React present....

::LUMINOX::
www.facebook.com/luminoxbassmusic‎

:: TWRK ::
www.wearetwrk.com

:: PARTY FAVOR ::
www.facebook.com/PartyFavorMusic

:: ZEBO ::
www.djzebo.com

call 312.265.3990
For Tables and Birthday Packages

The Mid
306 N HalstedChicago, IL. 6066110pm-4am | 21+
312.265.3990 (info/table reservations)
NO DRESS CODE

Follow us for updates/contests ::

www.reactpresents.com
www.facebook.com/reactpresents
www.twitter.com/reactpresents
www.instagram.com/reactpresents
www.youtube.com/reactpresents

www.themidchicago
www.facebook.com/themidchicago
www.twitter.com/themidchicago

Text "REACT" to 46786 to signup for React Presents text list. By signing up you will receive the hookup on many of our events, including ways to win free tickets.
http://www.clubtix.com/luminox-twrk-party-favor-zebo-tickets-276238 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:43 GMT
Apr 4th 14 - OAK ANNIVERSARY FEAT. STAFFORD BROTHERS http://www.clubtix.com/oak-anniversary-feat.-stafford-brothers-tickets-284127 Friday April 4th, 2014Oak Lounge presents

OAKS 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY - feat

:: STAFFORD BROTHERS ::
https://www.facebook.com/staffordbrothers
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ERYKAH BADU OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY!
2014-04-17
Goodgod Small Club, 55 Liverpool St Chinatown, Sydney
ERYKAH BADU OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY! 11pmApril 17th, 2014 SOLD OUT! Danceteria BUY TICKETS ? FACEBOOK EVENT ? DJ LO DOWN LORETTA BROWN (USA) + MO?FUNK + DJ LIBREWhoa, this is a huge one! The universally regarded ‘Queen of Soul’, Erykah Badu, will swap her crown for party hat when she takes the stage under her moniker DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown at the official Sydney afterparty at Goodgod!With Badu’s impressive discography having dominated the charts throughout her 16-year career and garnered multiple Grammy Awards, the multi-platinum selling artist can now be spotted jumping on the decks and tearing up the clubs under her mysterious moniker.Since the beginning of her reign – singer, songwriter, producer, director, actor and now DJ – Erykah Badu’s unique approach to soul has redefined the genre, described as a mix of traditional soul vocals, staccato hip-hop rhythms and a laid-back jazzy groove. Her sharp-wit and social-conscious song-writing style is responsible for producing the hit songs ‘On & On’, ‘Tyrone’ and ‘Window Seat’.Following her headline show at The Star, she?ll be settling in for an unmissable, intimate DJ set. Don?t sleep on tickets, they?ll go FAST. Tickets are now SOLD OUT!♫ LISTEN: Erykah Badu 30 Minute Boiler Room Los Angeles DJ Set


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Damian Lazarus
16th May 2014
Monarch, 101 Sixth St., San Francisco
Since the moment he spun his first record, Damian Lazarus's mission has been a clear and urgent one: to blow away the mediocre, the overinflated, the obsolete; to seek out and celebrate the energetic, the important, the new. Always rebelling, always going places, "?and to have fun in the process. Playing around with different styles and ideas is what I do best," Lazarus explains. Driven by an almost childlike curiosity, a vivid imagination and wicked sense of humor, he's used his role as a DJ, label owner and now musician to nurture and share the most exciting and experimental music on the planet. Drawn to the darkness, but buoyed by the light, ever ready to embrace new ideas and different perspectives on music and the dancefloor, Lazarus is always ahead of the curve, with a wry smile on his face and a neat trick up his sleeve, How many DJs do you know who've played 'Reviewing The Situation (from the Oliver! soundtrack, no less) half-speed to a jubilant crowd at DC10 in Ibiza. How many DJs do you know who've received a sitting ovation on the dancefloor? Lazarus was born in London, where he lived until last year, when he relocated to Los Angeles. During childhood, Damian was naturally drawn to classic pop music, and inherited from his grandfather an affection for showtunes which continues to exert itself in the strangest of ways. He spent his teens immersing himself in the sounds of hip-hop, electro, soul and funk, before discovering house, hardcore and jungle at university - sparking a love of twisted, innovative dance music which endures to this day. After working as Music Editor then Assistant Editor at Dazed & Confused, Lazarus joined London Records and in 2001 became head A&R of the City Rockers label. Here he helped sign and release some of the biggest tunes of the era, including Felix Da Housecat's 'Silver Screen Shower Scene' and Tiga & Zyntherius's 'Sunglasses at Night'; his Futurism and Futurism 2 compilations remain the definitive documents of electroclash, not only providing a snapshot of the underground at that crucial moment in time, but mapping its future too. Damian received a major Djing break in 2002 when he was invited to spin at Barcelona's Sonar Festival and by 2003 he had residencies at some of the best club spaces in the world. His tenure at Circo Loco (DC10 Ibiza) has become the stuff of legend and found him consistently breaking boundaries of sound and stamina, freaking out the dancefloor and taking those on it to places they never knew existed, and may never get to again. "I thought a lot about these dj sets when pre-producing the album; especially the idea of placing off and strange melodies within a 4/4 dance music structure. It's amazing what you can achieve when you're into weird stuff", he says. Inspired by the new energy and possibilities in international club culture and music, Lazarus founded Crosstown Rebels in 2003, the label's records offering all kinds of unique and twisted angles on cutting edge electronic music. Recent releases on Rebels from Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler and Riz MC have found the label consistently breaking new ground and the new imprints CDR (a digital only label) and Parkside Rebels (a more leftfield pop label) are set to change the rules once again. A year ago, Damian began Lazpod (http://www.lazpod.com), a monthly excursion into weird and wonderful sound, a radio show that draws influences and inspirations from all corners of the musical spectrum and is delivered in a fun and laid back style. With many thousands of fans across the globe, Damian uses the show to let listeners in a little closer to his experimental and eclectic tastes. "Lazpod is a great entry point for new listeners to my music", he says, "and has been setting off warning signals of what might be coming on my album for some time". A number of popular and critically acclaimed mix CDs have appeared in the last five years, charting Damian's personal development as DJ, listener and supporter of new artists: Rebel Futurism (2004), Rebel Futurism (2005), Bugged out presents Suck My Deck (2005), Get Lost (with Matthew Styles, 2006), The Other Side (2006) and Sci:Fi:Lo:Fi 2: Night of The Dark Machines (2008). Damian's hotly anticipated debut artist album, Smoke The Monster Out, is another expectation-confounding gesture from this restless musical mind. Released via Get Physical, the album boldly steps outside the realm of what one might hear in a Lazarus DJ set. Featuring his own vocals and riding a vast plain of influences - Neil Diamond to Photek, Bjork to Jeff Buckley - Lazarus demonstrates his keen ear and meticulous attention to detail in a collection of heartfelt, grievously honed tracks delivered straight from the soul. It's a sensitive record, a bold record and above all a celebratory record - one which revels in the pure pleasure, healing quality and dream-potential of music. "It took me a while to start producing", he says "but once the juices started to flow I knew immediately that this was to be the best musical project I ever created". A groundbreaking live set to accompany the album has been built from scratch, enhancing different elements and including new club versions of the more introspective album material. Featuring decks, effects (no laptops) and a live visual show, this club tour will debut at the legendary SXSW festival in March 2009, continuing onto Miami WMC with a DJ session at his own Crosstown Rebels party at Electric Pickle, and culminating in a live set for Get Physical's event at the Winter Music Conference. A subsequent live tour featuring onstage collaborations with producers Luke Solomon, Arthur Jeffes and vocalists Taxi Taxi is being developed for later in the year. Damian Lazarus is a believer in giving people something exciting, unusual and idiosyncratic. He lives life to the limit, always rebelling, always moving forward: that's Damian Lazarus.

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Apr 5th 14 - SATURDAY APRIL 5TH: PLAY BALL! CUBS VS
2014-04-05
Saturday APRIL 5TH: PLAY BALL! CUBS VS SOX Party! Starring DJ JEM

RSVP DEAL: Ladies FREE All Night | Men 10pm - 11:30pm Reduced After

Who is the BEST Chicago baseball team? The Cubs? The Sox? Wear your favorite Chicago baseball team's jersey & show your pride! Dance the night away to the sultry sounds of the uber-talented DJ JEM! 2 floors of music will have you and your crew dancing til 5am! Did we mention the sexy Nikki Dolls will wear their baseball gear? Don't Miss it!

2 Floors of Music! LIVE Video-Mixing!
Starring: DJ JEMPlus Residents: WRECK | DJ TRAKO & IVANMAIN ROOM: Progressive House | Electro | Top 40 | Trap | Hip-HopVIP SUITE: Top 40 | Global, Tropical Beats

PROPER ATTIRE IS A MUST | DRESS CODE STRICTLY ENFORCED
(Gym shoes, work boots, baseball caps, plain t-shirts or polo shirts, shorts, flats, flip-flops or baggy attire will not be permitted).
Dress code restrictions are at the discretion of the Door Manager and pertain not merely to articles of clothing: but more importantly to style and execution. Dress code subject to change without prior notification.


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Apr 19th 14 - SATURDAY APRIL 19TH: GLITTERATI STARRIN
19th April 2014
Saturday APRIL 19TH: GLITTERATI Starring DJ METRO!

RSVP DEAL: Ladies FREE All Night | Men 10pm - 11:30pm Reduced After

There's a place where only the fashionable party. The trendsetters. The who's who of nightlife. This is the GLITTERATI, and they all come to play at NIKKI! Join the nightlife elite and mingle with the city's beautiful crowd while dancing to the sexy sounds of DJ METRO! Get your hottest outfit ready. It's going to be a night you'll never forget ;)

2 Floors of Music! LIVE Video-Mixing!
Starring: DJ METROPlus Residents: WRECK | DJ TRAKO & IVANMAIN ROOM: Progressive House | Electro | Top 40 | Trap | Hip-HopVIP SUITE: Top 40 | Global, Tropical Beats

PROPER ATTIRE IS A MUST | DRESS CODE STRICTLY ENFORCED
(Gym shoes, work boots, baseball caps, plain t-shirts or polo shirts, shorts, flats, flip-flops or baggy attire will not be permitted).
Dress code restrictions are at the discretion of the Door Manager and pertain not merely to articles of clothing: but more importantly to style and execution. Dress code subject to change without prior notification.


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Caravan Palace
2014-04-12
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, Isolée?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-Aimée 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-Aimée 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 (ŕ la François 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

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2 months ago
Construct ft. PAPER GARDEN
2014-04-05
The Gladstone Hotel
Following on from March's Big Bash party, Construct is teaming up wi th Sydney crew Paper Garden to ser ve you a night of Future Bass & Fu ture Beat delicacies.

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Pa per Garden is a collective focused on showcasing the best of Future Bass and Left Field.
Purveyors of fresh and refreshingly crisp tunes , that thread their way through lo ose-knit grooves and tightly-tooth ed rhythms, we are excited to welc ome back Paper Garden to party wit h the Construct family.
Showcasing some of Sydney's finest beatsmith 's, this should be one to warm you r insides.

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Outside - PAP ER GARDEN

Papertoy (Die High Reco rds / All G Records)

Jozz Scott ( The Frequency Lab)

Southpaw (Pape r Garden)

Kwze (Filthy Children)


https://soundcloud.com/iampapert oyhttps://soundcloud.com/jozzscot thttps://soundcloud.com/southpawb eatsauhttps://soundcloud.com/kwze

Inside - CONSTRUCT

Jnr (Qualia )

Lab5 (Qualia)

Actuator B2B Hat chscreen (Construct)

Gilsun B2B K ieran Helmore (Construct)

Flash H ubbard B2B Supertrivia B2B Moonboo t (AU Sound/SubFM)

Hosted by MC T VMPST (Swerve)

http://www.mixclo ud.com/AU_Sound/
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* At the Gla dstone Hotel* O'Farrell lockout f ree - 3am close* 2 stages powered by DSS sound* Great vibe, no chu mps, be yourself* Free Entry all night, every time

http://www.face book.com/events/601326713275694/


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Apr 14th 14 - MID INDUSTRY MONDAYS - RSVP
2014-04-14
Monday night is Industry Night at The Mid and takes place on the main floor with our world famous Funktion One sound system. This week we have local DJs have getting things done right with open format music which includes hip-hop & house.

This event is FREE w/ RSVP at www.clubtix.com (before midnight). Bottles specials are available upon request. Call 312.265.3990 for more information.

Strict Dress Code Rules ApplyNo Gym Shoes, No Hats, No Sports Attire, No Graphic Tees, No ShortsDress to Impress - Collared Shirts Recommended

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The Bloody Beetroots
29th May 2014
The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave.,
Imagine the love child of the Misfits and Daft Punk; the act of conception would be grisly, but what a mighty offspring their union would generate. A formidable figure a la Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, the polymath and producer behind the Bloody Beetroots. While Bloody Beetroots burst on to the scene in 2007, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo did not spring forth from the godhead fully formed. Born in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, in 1977, our hero started young, studying classical guitar and learning to sight read via the traditional solfge method (you know â?" like "Do Re Mi" in The Sound of Music). But his imagination was fired by other sources: The raw energy of punk and rockabilly music; the vibrant images and outrageous storylines of comics by Max Bunker, Benito Jacovitti, and especially Tanino Liberatore, creator of the cyberpunk RanXerox. "The secret is tying up thoughts and visions via the process called music," says Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of his distinct aesthetic. "I'm a grown child who enjoys reading comic books of the 1970s, who never stops dreaming, and listening to punk and classical music. I'm disciplined and undisciplined at the same time." These contradictions allow him to change at a moment's notice, and eschew established patterns. "Unlike many of my colleagues, I hate to read biographies of those who did music and arts," he adds. "I prefer to watch, understand, and analyze the world by myself. My taste has to be influenced by something that is not art. I love to be struck by life." Nevertheless, as a youth Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo served his time in the culture trenches. After years of studying Chopin, Beethoven, and Debussy, he cast off the straightjacket of classical music-while still retaining its hard-earned lessons-and turned his attention to reconciling the new world of samplers and electronic music with his affinity for punk and '80s new wave. Pushing himself as a budding producer, performer and multi-instrumentalist, he embarked on a decade of variegated projects that Rifo now affectionately refers to as "exercises." Starting with his 1997 debut, a production for Northern Italian hip-hop stars Da Fam, he tore through genres like a child shredding gift wrap on Christmas morning: Film soundtracks, house, drum and bass, trip-hop, and more. As the climax of this dizzying string of well-received collaborations, he initiated his first genuine solo project, an electro-punk band with revolutionary visual style: Bob Rifo's Gang. At the instigation of his colleague Tommy Tea-his on-stage partner and longtime minister of propaganda- Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo then created Bloody Beetroots, an artistic alter-ego that would draw on all Rifo's experiences to date. Initially conceived as an all-inclusive way to package the live thrills of Bob Rifo's Gang with the excitement of dancing-till-dawn DJ after-party, the producer set to quickly establishing the Bloody Beetroots as a electronic musical entity in its own right. First up were "French Touch" icons Alex Gopher and Etienne de Crecy, who let Bloody Beetroots put their edgy, acid stamp on the respective tracks "The Game" and "Funk." With other French artists like Rinâ?˘Ĺ˝râ?˘se lining up for his services, within a single year Rifo cranked out 28 Bloody Beetroots remixes. But not to mark territory, so much as to respond to fellow artists from around the world, and poise Bloody Beetroots as a truly international sound. Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo is determined that this goal will remain central as the Bloody Beetroots star ascends, and their fame travels the globe. "I want to sit at the table with a Chinese person one day, and the next with an African, and the day after with a Vietnamese, and absorb their different cultures, to learn and to inspire myself and my music." In 2007, two pivotal releases pushed Bloody Beetroots to the next level. First, a vigorous overhaul of "Maniac," the percolating 1983 electro-pop smash from the soundtrack of Flashdance, an homage so inspired it won accolades from original composer Michael Sembello. Next up was "Discommunication," a futuristic disco redux of Timbaland's "Miscommunication." As original music and remixes by Bloody Beetroots began to bubble up in pop culture, via placement in episodes of CSI: Miami and prominent use in videogames, peers like Justice, Mstrkrft, Adam Freeland, and Martin Solveig were singing their praises in the press. Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki was an early, and passionate, convert: " The Bloody Beetroots is my favorite project right now. Bob?s remixes are some of my biggest bangers in my sets." He lost no time in snapping up Bloody Beetroots to release their Us debut, the Rombo Ep (with a full-length slated to follow soon). "The Ep summarizes much of my world," says Rifo. "You hear classical music, electronica, pop, fidget, punk. And the album will be even more comprehensive, because I want to incorporate new elementsĂ? all my musical components. I need that." Like so many things in the universe of Bloody Beetroots, the creative impetus behind Rombo came from idiosyncratic sources. "My inspiration comes from events affecting my day-to-day life, and my creative process takes place outside the studio," emphasizes Rifo. "For example, when while I was creating Rombo, I was also studying the Italian Futurists." To translate the innovations of composer and theorist Luigi Russolo (author of the 1913 treatise The Art of Noises), one of the earliest pioneers of electronic music, into a 21st century context, he recruited an outside observer: Fool's Gold recording artist Congorock. "I chose him because he is synonymous with bass. And while he opened the oscillators, I closed my eyes and tried to find that special sound. Once I had it, I opened them and mixed madly. Rombo was ready in an hour. This is what happens-I follow the moment." History has shown that the most provocative moments in art-the 1913 premiere of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du primtemps, the notorious 1981 show by Public Image Ltd. at the Ritz in NYC-can provoke civil unrest. The Bloody Beetroots inspire that same brand of revolutionary fervor, yet with exuberance, not outrage. There's a riot goin' on, and you're all invited. By " Kurt B. Reighley " ~axs

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Gizmo at The New Parish, Thu, May 1 9:00p
1st May 2014
The New Parish, 579 18th St.,
Most musicians wait a lifetime to share stages with their musical heroes. Hoping to accomplish such a feat while still racking up college credits would be considered nothing more than a pipe dream. But having performed with such esteemed artists as Meshell Ndegeocello, Talib Kweli, and Victor Wooten as well as serving as music director for such acclaimed artists as Bilal and Lalah Hathaway, it's safe to say that 21-year-old bassist Kenneth "Gizmo" Rodgers has been living that dream for quite some time now. With a wealth of experience that belies his years touting a vast array of musical influences spanning the realms of jazz, pop, funk, rock, Latin, and hip-hop, Gizmo is set to unveil his debut sonic masterpiece Red Balloon. Produced by bassist Derrick Hodge (Robert Glasper Experiment, Kanye West, Common) with glints of spoken word and soul, Red Balloon is a wondrous 13-track odyssey through the multi-faceted human experience. "When you see a little kid let a balloon go at a carnival, everybody kind of looks up at it as it floats away," explains Gizmo of the project's captivating central theme. "The balloon seems to float around, trying to find its way. I feel like that's how most people are. We're all trying to figure out who we are, what we want to do, and what we stand for. All striving to be special, loved, or valued in some kind of way. And everybody's kind of watching you as you float around this life. But if the pressure gets too high, it pops at some point." A labor of love recorded over the course of three years in Boston between gigs and classes at Berklee College of Music, the deeply personal album features an impressive cast of thousands including Casey Benjamin of the Robert Glasper Experiment, accomplished pianist/ Berklee professor George Russell, Jr, Downbeat magazine Rising Star drummer Jamire Williams and more. Reared in Philadelphia in a household brimming with the influences of his Puerto Rican and African-American heritage, Gizmo was introduced to the sounds of salsa and soul at an early age. Though his spectacular bass facility evokes the promise and the prowess of legends such as Jaco Pastorious and Stanley Clarke, the instrument was actually the Philadelphia native's second choice. "When I was in elementary, I wanted to play drums," says Gizmo. "But they said I had big hands, so I started playing bass. I just went from there." Yet it wasn't until being accepted into the highly competitive statewide Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts program at the age of 16 that Gizmo began to seriously contemplate music as a fulfilling career. Instructed by professors from Berklee and Julliard at the 5-week program, Gizmo was inspired to hone his talent and stretch out in the fertile musical environment. "I had five weeks where I practiced, played, and did music everyday. I was studying seriously. Compared to my peers, I always felt like I was behind because I started late. So I worked extra hard to get where I needed to be. From that point, all I did was play in jazz groups and hip-hop cover groups in Philly." While at the program, Gizmo was instructed by pianists Russell and George Burton (Ornette Coleman, Christian McBride, and Wayne Shorter). Burton recommended that the young jazz hopeful get in touch with his close friend Hodge for further tutorship. The two hit it off immediately. "I went over to Derrick's house for a lesson and was there for like three hours. We just had a really good connection. He's been like a big brother to me since that point." While his iPod playlist consisted of the illustrious catalog of jazz giants such as Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane, he was also introduced to the music of recording artist and fellow bassist Meshell Ndegeocello during this formative period. "That blew my mind. Her music helped me to start paying attention to lyrics. On a deeper level, her music helped me to be a more open human being. It helped to break down the stigmas that I had in my mind in terms of what type of music you're supposed to play if you're black." After a semester spent in the jazz program at the University of Miami, Gizmo set sail for the more expansive halls of higher learning at the Berklee College of Music. During his first semester at Berklee, Gizmo developed a rapport with Ndegeocello who came to the school for a musician's clinic. The two solidified a friendship while performing at a subsequent concert in Los Angeles with the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble. By his second semester, Gizmo had assumed the role of music director of Berklee's Neo Soul Ensemble, began gigging across the globe as a music director, and became an in-demand musician at venues such as the world famous Blue Note. During his travels, he performed and developed bonds with such accomplished musicians as Benjamin, Marcus Strickland, Dana Hawkins, and Marc De Clive-Lowe. In addition, Gizmo managed to secure endorsements from an impressive list of bass equipment and accessories companies such as Aguilar Amplifications, Mono Case, Dean Markely Strings, and Levy Leathers. By the end of his first year at Berklee, Gizmo had broadened both his resume and his musical horizons exponentially. "Everything started picking up," he says. "It became more than just about playing bass at that point. It was about learning how to write parts for horns, strings, and harmonies for background vocals." As music director for the Neo Soul Ensemble, he'd successfully music directed shows by Bilal and Lalah Hathaway. Being surrounded by such an awe-inspiring group of successful artists and musicians, Gizmo was inspired to begin putting his experience and education to use by sketching out sonic ideas of his own. Three years and countless ideas later, Red Balloon is the grand result. "When I first started, it wasn't about me making a record. I was just recording stuff. I was just trying to write music for myself." Beginning his journey with the funky spoken word-influenced "Sleepblah," Gizmo eventually amassed an impressive collection of tunes culled from demos recorded in Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. Red Balloon also includes a little help from Berklee friends such as Nick Hakim, Darien Jovan, Derrick Cobbs, and BET's 106 & Park Wild Out Wednesdays featured artist Gwen Bunn. The album's expansive and mesmerizing title track will serve as the lead single. "That was one of the last songs I ended up recording," reveals Gizmo. "It's about shedding the anxieties and judgements we have about each other. It's about overcoming obstacles and accepting that seasons change. And above all that, continuing to try and fly." Hip-hop artist/ Berklee professor Brian "Raydar" Ellis drops rapid-fire verses on the funky head nod excursion "Invalid." Singer-songwriter Nick Hakim is featured on the album's brilliant second single "Lift Me Up." Penned by Hakim and co-produced by Gizmo, "Lift Me Up" exemplifies Gizmo's ability to condense his disparate influences into a soulful marvel of a gem. "The song is reflective of a place where most of us have been, in terms of questioning what decision to make and where we're going to end up," he explains. In addition to his own bass prowess, Red Balloon finds Gizmo contributing percussion, keyboards, and stepping behind the microphone for the first time as a singer. "My concept at first was to write these songs and have other people sing them," he admits. "But because of Meshell and Derrick saying, 'Nobody's going to have the same amount of emotional connection to the song as you will,' I just let myself go and recorded it." Following the advice of his mentors, Gizmo is featured singing lead vocals and reciting spoken word on cuts such as "Dancing," "Insane," and his enthralling rendition of the 2008 Kings Of Leon hit song "Use Somebody." Red Balloon will be released in association with progressive jazz boutique brand Revive Music. At the helm of the album's artwork is Roland Nichol, graphic designer of jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding's 2011 Grammy-winning album Chamber Music Society. Buttressed by the contributions of a vibrant collective of mentors, colleagues, and classmates, Red Balloon stands firmly as a dynamic undertaking by a promising young artist. Coalesced by Gizmo's own unique talent, it is a brazen statement from a new cadre of artists seeking to meld their formal jazz training with new sounds and modalities. It's clear that Gizmo and Red Balloon are representative of this group of artists in a chapter of change with an allegiance to the groove. "I definitely see it as a movement," says Gizmo. "It all stems from the idea of going with the moment. I've been struggling what to call my music, and I really don't know what to say. To me, in my heart, I feel like it's jazz - although we're not swinging. Some people might say it's alternative because I have some pop and some dubstep influences on there as well. But I feel like I'm just trying to make honest music, not doing something just because it's in style. I just let me influences fly free. It wasn't a conscious thought; it's just naturally what's inside me. There's just so much music in the world. But underneath all that, there's a solid groove."

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Stacey Pullen at Monarch, Sat, Apr 12 9:30p
2014-04-12
Monarch, 101 Sixth St., San Francisco
Stacey Pullen is the Kosmik Messenger. An innovator from the Second Wave of Detroit techno, he grew up under the mentorship of Detroit's legendary three: Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. Still continuing to produce his characteristic atmosphere laden electronic sound, Stacey Pullen compounds his reputation as a producer with that of being one of the world's most in demand DJs, playing weekly across the globe year in, year out. With a font of passion for music and performance that never dries up, Stacey Pullen still plays every gig from the heart seeking to surprise and engage, to provide an unforgettable experience, to offer up his unique catalogue without predictability - defying expectation. Above all, from his earliest attempts to the current day Stacey Pullen has stayed true to his one goal: to become and to always be an Innovator. Sp From the age of 9, playing flute in his school band, Stacey has always been playing musical instruments. Throughout his school years, he developed a fantastic groundwork in analogue instruments and performance, moving from flute to his self-taught next choice of percussion. In his final years at school he found himself traveling around to a lot of cities in the USA playing in school bands, which gave him a taste of ? and preparation for ? the traveling involved in life as a musician. He had also seen and been prepared for a musician's life from watching his father who was in a Motown band called the Capitals in the 1970's, filling much of Stacey's childhood with observations of a life dedicated to music and travel. Around 1985, while Stacey was still drumming and traveling with his high school band, the Detroit Techno movement was born, and provided a revolutionary sound to the youth of Detroit. The Electrifying Mojo filled the airwaves with this radicalism through new electronic rhythms, and showed a generation or more of musicians and DJs what true musical eclecticism means. Jeff Mills began to take musical technology to new levels redefining the borders between DJing and production in a way which had never been done before. DJs in Chicago like Farley Jackmaster Funk, Ralph Rosario and JM Silk were spinning proto-Chicago tunes on WBMX and Hotmix: they were the leaders of the new school of black music. The youth of Detroit, including Stacey, were listening and learning. Stacey Pullen and some friends from his band took their cue from these musical leaders and began to experiment with turntables and a mixer. He would ? as have many aspiring DJs since ? spend his allowance on records and go hungry, going straight from school to the house of his friend who had equipment. He also started clubbing around the age of 15, the first club he frequented was called 'The Primadonna', the first DJ he remembered was a local legend called Alan Ester and the first music he was clubbing to was called 'Progressive Music' ? not in the sense of the word that we currently understand, but because, in Stacey's words "back then the music we called house music, techno, was also called progressive music ? the meaning of 'progressive' was a futuristic way of thinking about music. That was what we called progressive. Back then for party music in Detroit only hip hop was big - music like techno was progressive then." His first DJing gig came in May 1985. It was also his first high school party and his first ever drink of beer. Stacey doesn't remember much about the music, but he certainly does remember the experience: "It was that gig that let me know how tough it was to be a DJ. We set up the whole thing, brought the sound system, rented the hall, loaded in, loaded out and went home with 20 bucks a piece in our pocket. But it was more than money, to have that outlet - to have that power and make people respond to the music that we played." Stacey graduated and went to university in Tennessee, which was devoid of the progressive sounds of Detroit, and artists like MC Hammer reigned. He DJed at a few gigs, playing Model 500 and Rhythm is Rhythm and clearing the floor. He would make the eight-hour trip home at weekends to go to legendary Detroit club 'The Music Institute', and get his fix during the week with tapes he would share with fellow Chicago and Detroit students also left high and dry in Tennessee. In 1989, while still at university, Stacey bought his first drum machine ? a Yamaha RX7, he thinks. Between the excitements he felt playing and the experiences he was having on the weekends, Stacey was left wanting more than he could fit into his university life. He decided to quit school and return home to Detroit and make a life of music. His parents, with his father's own musical history, supported Stacey's decision and he returned home, moved back in with his parents, and quickly started to develop his musical ambitions. Sp001 Almost living at the Music Institute, Stacey quickly got to know the leading lights of Detroit's underground: Alton Miller, Chez Damier, Derrick May. Alton was living in the same building as the club, and showed Stacey a lot of the background activity, including watching Derrick May making his tapes for his weekly radio show. Stacey approached Derrick, and told him that he made music - Derrick invited him to play some to him. From here, Stacey started hanging out at the Transmat studios and became friends with Jay Denham, who was recording on Transmat sub label Fragile as 'Fade to Black'. Jay was the main studio engineer for Transmat, and had full access while Derrick May was away. Stacey watched Jay work, and absorbed a lot of knowledge. Stacey started putting more sophisticated beats together, making his first real tracks. He played some to Derrick who told him " it's cool but you need to work harder". This pushed Stacey to become more thorough, to understand music better. He says: "It was a good thing. It made me work harder, it made me realise that it's not just about making music. It's more than that: the passion you needed to have, the innovation we needed to have, what it is to be an artist." A couple of years later, in 1992, Derrick suggested that a good way to develop his skills would be for Stacey to do some remix work with Kevin Saunderson. Stacey began to work with Kevin on remixes including one for Karen White - 'The Way I Feel About You' and some which never made it to print, including one for the Prodigy. While Kevin was originally commissioned, he asked Stacey to do his own remix. The Prodigy liked it, but their label didn't. Stacey kept the backing track without the Prodigy samples, and turned it into his first track which was later released through a subsidiary of KMS in 1993. After some more time perfecting his craft Stacey again played some original sounds to Derrick, who agreed to release his first Silent Phase track 'Ritual Beating System' as the 'Bango EP' on Fragile, which was Derrick's experimental label. Stacey was also invited to submit this track to a compilation of new Detroit artists on KMS. At this point Stacey truly became part of the Transmat/Metroplex/KMS team ? the three studios worked very closely together, and were housed on different floors of the same building in downtown Detroit. Stacey now felt he had truly arrived as an artist: "It made me feel really well, once we released Silent Phase I felt I was part of the crew. I had respect amongst my peers, so I didn't care how much money it made. That record introduced Stacey Pullen to the world." This was true ? quite literally ? as in early 1993 Derrick, who was spending most of his time outside the USA at that time, started encouraging Stacey to play gigs in Europe to widen his audience and support the single. He invited Stacey to join him in Amsterdam for a month ? that month became a year. He spent twelve months both as a teacher ? educating Europeans as Electrifying Mojo had educated him about the electronic sounds of Detroit ? and as a student ? learning to DJ in a very small and competitive scene. He moved in with Derrick and together they toured Europe every weekend playing Detroit techno to what Stacey remembers as an enthusiastic and interested audience. Amongst the greats of US electronic artists he would play his own unreleased joints, and learned how audiences received his own creations as well. It was an intense education into the world of DJing, and had its share of disasters including Stacey's very first European performance: "My very first DJ shows in Europe, I showed up with no records because my luggage got lost! I had to borrow other people's records. It was a testing time for me but I learned a lot from it. It wasn't the best gig, but it was exciting more than anything. Imagine ? my first gig ever - not showing up with my records! I had been DJing in the bedroom since 85 and this was 1993 but I think the guys that brought me over were so excited that I was there. Being in Amsterdam, DJing was the thing that kept me going. Amsterdam was and still is a very competitive market for DJs. We were at record stores every day, buying records. As outsiders Derrick and me were very competitive, it was a good competitive spirit that made me develop my skills. I learned a lot, I learned how to play different styles. I was hearing a lot of music that wasn't coming to Detroit, I was going into different record stores and listening to different styles of music." Stacey began to play high profile gigs at clubs like London's Ministry of Sound and Paris's Rex Club and began meeting the DJs and artists that worked in Europe, like Laurent Garnier, Frank De Woolf and more. He talked with all who would listen about Detroit music. Paying attention was Renat and Marcus Salon from Belgian super label R & S, who invited Stacey into the studios to make a record, which ended up becoming the first Silent Phase album, 'Theory of Silent Phase' in 1994. Stacey met many techno artists through this time at R & S including CJ Bolland, The Advent's Cisco Ferreira, and Robert Leiner. But it was Marcus Salon who was most influential: during the making of Theory of Silent Phase he showed Stacey a lot of new technical knowledge at the vastly bigger and very well equipped R & S Studios. Coming from the makeshift Detroit studios, there was a lot to learn! After a year, Stacey moved back to Detroit, ready to establish himself and start his own label. However, what he had started in that year in Amsterdam was a way of life which has never stopped to this day: almost every weekend since then Stacey has flown out of Detroit to a location somewhere in Europe ? or elsewhere ? to DJ for crowds wanting to taste a never dry appetite for new electronic and techno sounds. Throughout 1994 he commuted between Europe and the USA, finishing the Silent Phase album at R & S and DJing. He also made his first trips to Japan, South East Asia and Australia to DJ. By then he was busy enough to require an agent, and was being booked by Transmat's agent Laura. His association with Transmat was a red carpet to gigs all over the world. By then he had released another Fragile track 'The Sphinx' as Bango, and the first Silent Phase album was ready for release on Transmat in association with R & S. Not without its difficulties, mostly caused by recording on both sides of the planet and having to keep the sound consistent where possible between two analogue based studios, 'Theory of Silent Phase' was well received, although today he has regrets about the mastering, and Stacey played a lot of dates that year in support of the album. Flooding in after the album release were a lot of offers for Stacey to record on other labels, including one from Mr. C to record on his UK label Plink Plonk. Stacey had met Mr. C a long time before when the Shamen invited him and Kevin Saunderson to remix The Shamen in another never-released project. This resulted in a couple of releases on Plink Plonk by the alias 'Kosmik Messenger' ? 'Eye to Eye' and 'Flash' - both released in 1995. He was also DJing a lot of dates at The End and around Europe, which continued non stop until 1997. Through his releases on Plink Plonk, Stacey was then invited to release on the new Belgian label 'Elypsia' as 'Kosmic Messenger', which led to the release of his second LP 'The Kollected Works of Kosmic Messenger', which Stacey recollects as a 'straight up techno album' for him, after the more spiritual first album on Transmat. He had 100% control over the album from the tracks to the artwork, which was produced by himself and his girlfriend at the time as a conceptual art project. Sp-05 In 1998 Stacey was invited to produce his very first major label release on Virgin Records, and at the same time was planning to open the label he had wanted to start for about three years 'Black Flag'. He also recorded a more conceptual LP 'Today is the Tomorrow You Were Promised Yesterday ' for Virgin imprint 'Science', the first under his own name. He was very much influenced by his research into the history of Jazz, and ? with the support of Virgin ? used unorthodox ideas including the inclusion of an Opera Singer on one track 'Vertigo'. His release featured remixes from influential artists of the time like Dave Angel and 4 Hero. Stacey felt proud of the album, but its' release brought him a mixture of happiness and disappointment. "This album gave me respect from avant garde purists, who love music other than techno. The only thing I was not happy with is that it never got a proper US release because it wasn't Aphex Twin or Chemical Brothers. At that time, this was an album that needed to be heard. It was inspired by jazz, roots and culture but wasn't nerdy music or breakbeat music. It was too fast forward, and not getting a proper release still bugs me to this day." Stacey Pullen was spending very little time in the US, despite his home in Detroit. He spent the next few years DJing, developing his taste and his ideas about himself, every so often coming home to his proudly self-built studio in downtown Detroit. He also started Black Flag with his partner of that time, and started releasing records as 'Black Odyssey', starting with 'Sweat' in 1998 and then 'The Stand in 2000'. Around that time, as vinyl started to look a little shakier and after 8 years of consecutive releasing and touring, Stacey took a break from recording. Despite the number of offers he was receiving Stacey has always wanted to be conservative with his releasing schedule ? keeping an audience attentive and wanting more rather than being over saturated. He preferred to aim for timeless music so Stacey felt that he would be better to have a break from recording rather than release anything less than classic. He began to ramp up his DJing schedule even more, and spent the next 4 to 5 years concentrating mainly on furthering his own musical education. "I thought that maybe I needed to get back out in the DJ circuit and find out what was going on. I made it a point to go to places I've never been before and see people's responses to what I played, and I've been doing that until now. It has been a good ride so far." Black Flag went on hiatus in 2001 and Stacey let the world of production ? very much in flux in the early 21st century ? take its course for a little while, while he concentrated on DJing. As one of the very few Detroit DJs traveling to Europe, he has still felt the need to provide some education about new underground electronic music ? from Detroit and otherwise. Through this time, Stacey's reputation as a DJ became as much of a draw card as his reputation as a producer, and he became renowned for long, experimental, adventurous and soulful journeys through music that lasted at least 5 hours. For Stacey 2 hour gigs are just a warm up! He sees each set as a 'best of' all dance music through time ? there is no one style he prefers, Stacey just plays the best of everything, with an emphasis on passion and innovation: no two sets are alike. 2007 sees Stacey still on the road DJing each and every weekend, bringing his signature eclecticism to some lucky part of the planet, however many things have changed in the last 5 years in terms of a Stacey Pullen show. More opportunity to provide spontaneity and personalisation than ever exists, because of new technology, and Stacey is taking advantage of all of it! Many tracks he will play on any given night are e its he has created while traveling to a gig during that day! He DJs original tracks from vinyl, but many of his own edits and tracks are freshly burned to cd ? edits of tracks he has made, he has been sent by other artists, promos, tracks he has bought. As a result, every set becomes more personalised, more unique, and indisputably a window into Stacey's musical passions. Spad The lure of this technological innovation has also brought Stacey back to the studio, making his own tracks and executive producing other artists. Also, excitingly, he has rekindled his Black Flag label and has been preparing new releases using a mixture of analogue equipment and digital post production which he thinks are amongst his best ever work, plus plans to release older material which has never been heard before. These days the DJing and the production go hand in hand in terms of his enjoyment and inspiration. "I'd say I'm one coin with 2 sides. Heads and tails can't have one without the other. I have built my reputation more on being a good DJ, but the music I have put out and created has been well received. I have always strived for longevity, and I think right at this moment, my fans haven't heard the best of what I have to offer. I've also got loads of unreleased material that will be released, from 8 years ago and it sounds like it was made 2 weeks ago. It's going to be coming out on Black Flag in summer time here: June or July. Right now all I'm doing is sitting in the lab making the masterpiece. The future of music for me is exciting and will be an adventure, I'm excited about it and this is just the tip of the iceberg."

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Jeremy Ellis featuring Applied Pressure
2014-04-12
Holy Mountain, 617 E. Seventh St.,
Jeremy Ellis has garnered attention across genres and continents, dazzling crowds with his unique live performances. In what has been described as the "greatest live use of a drum machine", Ellis is among the elite in live finger-drumming/pad-mashing. The Detroit native comes from a jazz-funk piano background that creeps out in his production as well. Jeremy Ellis pushes the envelope musically, both live and in-studio. For its 3 year anniversary, Applied Pressure has taken on a new project, recreating and reinterpreting DJ Shadow's iconic, "Endtroducing". Incorporating drums, synth, samples, bass guitar, and scratching into the live arena, the project is an extremely meaningful and ambitious one. "Endtroducing" is a common thread among the members, striking a chord as one of the first instrumental hip-hop records to break the boundaries of traditional, loop-based production. DJ Tats stands the test of time, as a pioneer in Austin's handfull of true turntablists. Dabbling in intrumental hip-hop, experimental, psych, IDM, prog rock, hip-hop, etc....Tats' sets are a true journey into sound.

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