Tuesday, August 31, 2010

YEEEAH BUDDY! One Year Anniversary!


Former Seattle resident Brent Tactic celebrates his first year rocking Kansas City clubland with his wildly popular Yeeeah Buddy residency and blog. Perhaps best known around the Northwest as one half of Tactic, along with Ben Tactic of Portland’s Bubblin’ fame, co-founder of Think 2Wice Records, and ye olde Flea Market days at Chapel, Brent always tenaciously champions an amalgam of styles and genres in the dance, deftly mixing hot underground and contemporary hip-hop with electro, house, techno, and everything else in between.

I cut my teeth with Brent back in the Flea Market days & witnessed first-hand how he can spark a dancefloor and maintain momentum even while bouncing from Baltimore to IDM to a Dabyre track and into a Busta Rhymes classic – all in one fell swoop. DJs can attest to how hard this is, and only few selectors such as Brent Tactic & JD Twitch can bounce genres with ease and heat.

Bookmark the Yeeeah Buddy! blog, where Brent hypes only the hottest tracks around and his recommendations are always on the mark.

Check out this interview with Brent talking about Yeeeah Buddy

Here’s an hour plus long USTREAM recording of a recent set Brent did with g THANG gunk (don’t miss the dancing freaks in the background)!

Congratulations Brent!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Douglas Teike (aka Retic) - Works for Piano and Ambient Guitar


It's a downright gorgeous day down here in Portland visiting with friends and working on projects. Blue sky, a delicate wind blowing through the trees across from my friend's porch - all providing an amazing visual accompaniment to what I'm listening to right now: Douglas Teike's beautiful album Works for Piano and Ambient Guitar.

Perhaps best known as Retic (under which he's made outstanding records and performed inventive & cinematic live PA sets), Doug establishes a mood that gives me the chills. It is not always easy to make music that naturally and effortlessly reaches deep into your soul, but Doug accomplishes this on this record. The mood of Works for Piano and Ambient Guitar is reflective, hopeful, and richly textured with generous flourishes of synth washes and guitar loops, creating a world you want to dive in headfirst. I cannot recommend this enough.

Douglas Teike - Works for Piano and Ambient Guitar

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Deepchild Returns to SEATTLE!

This year Decibel Festival brings you the Shameless Showcase starring Dan Bell & Deepchild Thursday September 23rd 2010 @ Chop Suey in Capital Hill. Last March, Deepchild came to Seattle for Menami's Music Madness.

Deepchild niced up the party just right.

Deepchild will be returning for the Shameless Showcase at Decibel 7 this year on September 23rd. He will be joined by techno legend, Dan Bell. Who will be throwing down a DJ set. Also local DJ CTRL_ALT_DLT of Sweatbox will be setting the stage for the evening in the main room.

The Shameless residents will be holding down the back room with local producer 214!

214 just came out with a lovely little dB themed mix > 214 SoundCloud
Also 214's new release was reviewed by RA... check it > RA reviews 214

For more info on Deepchild...check out his website
For more info on this year's Decibel Festival check out their website


Thursday September 23rd - TWO ROOMS!
Doors @ 9pm / 21+

$13 Adv. / $15 at the door / Free with dB Pass

Chop Suey : 1325 E. Madison St.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Photosynthesis Video Recap

Photosynthesis 2010 was a weekend to remember. We're all still reeling from such an amazing festival and will have more to share soon. In the meantime, enjoy this little video recap Cameron made.