murmur DC Podcast http://www.murmurdc.com Washington, D.C. has a strong art community and here is where their voices can be heard through various forms and mediums. Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:15:55 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 en hourly 1 The Washington, D.C. metro area has a growing EDM community with roots that span the globe. Listen to what\'s new in the district! Washington, D.C. has a strong art community and here is where their voices can be heard through various forms and mediums. http://www.murmurdc.com/images/murmur_logo2.jpgmurmur DC Podcasthttp://www.murmurdc.com Washington DC, Techno, House Music, EDM, Dance, Electronic, International, Nightlife, District, DJ no Scott Ahn sahn@murmurdc.com Event Picks: Move D @ Comet Ping-Pong (Friday, Aug. 6) http://www.murmurdc.com/2010/08/05/event-picks-move-d-comet-ping-pong-friday-aug-6/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://www.murmurdc.com/2010/08/05/event-picks-move-d-comet-ping-pong-friday-aug-6/#comments Thu, 05 Aug 2010 15:55:50 +0000 admin http://www.murmurdc.com/?p=4024 ATTN: OKAY presents:

Move D

Source Records / Heidelberg & Smallville / Hamburg

David Moufang has recorded some of the greatest electronic music ever. An important staple of the genre, David Moufang hardly needs an introduction. If you aren’t familiar with the name David Moufang, maybe you have heard of one or more of his other projects: Deep Space Network, Earth to Infinity, Reagenz, Koolfang, Conjoint, and of course Move D. The labels he has released material for read like a who’s who of ambient music: FAX, Instinct, Reflective, Source, Rising High, Beyond, Elektrolux, Astralwerks, Warp and many more. One of the most prolific Silent Records artists, he is arguably best known for his many releases for FAX Records, however, his releases with Jonas Grossmann under the name Deep Space Network and his material released on his very own Source Records make a valid argument. He has recorded with Pete Namlook, Jonah Sharp, Dr. Atmo, Thomas Meniecke, Bobbi Bird of Higher Intelligence Agency and more!

Born and raised in Heidelberg, Germany, and influenced by Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk and “2001: A Space Odyssey” it is easy to see why David Moufang became the influential artist he is today. Before recording his special brand of ambient techno, David spent time playing drums and guitar as well as spinning electro, funk and jazz as a DJ in Germany. When he walked into the Milk Club (a dance club in Mannheim) during a Techno night, Moufang first heard Detroit techno, and he immediately became a committed clubber and soon after changed his nickname to Move D.

The Bunker Podcast 47: Move D

Opening Sets by:

Solomon Sanchez – ATTN
Mateyo Bonham

21 and up / $10 before 11pm / $15 after

Comet Ping Pong

5037 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC

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http://www.murmurdc.com/2010/08/05/event-picks-move-d-comet-ping-pong-friday-aug-6/feed/ 0 <h1>ATTN: OKAY presents:</h1> <h4>Move D</h4> <p>Source Records / Heidelberg & Smallville / Hamburg</p> <p><span>David Moufang has recorded some of the greatest electronic music ever. An important staple of the genre, David Moufang hardly needs an introduction. If you aren’t familiar with the name David Moufang, maybe you have heard of one or more of his other projects: Deep Space Network, Earth to Infinity, Reagenz, Koolfang, Conjoint, and of course Move D. The labels he has released material for read like a who’s who of ambient music: FAX, Instinct, Reflective, Source, Rising High, Beyond, Elektrolux, Astralwerks, Warp and many more. One of the most prolific Silent Records artists, he is arguably best known for his many releases for FAX Records, however, his releases with Jonas Grossmann under the name Deep Space Network and his material released on his very own Source Records make a valid argument. He has recorded with Pete Namlook, Jonah Sharp, Dr. Atmo, Thomas Meniecke, Bobbi Bird of Higher Intelligence Agency and more!</span></p> <p>Born and raised in Heidelberg, Germany, and influenced by Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk and “2001: A Space Odyssey” it is easy to see why David Moufang became the influential artist he is today. Before recording his special brand of ambient techno, David spent time playing drums and guitar as well as spinning electro, funk and jazz as a DJ in Germany. When he walked into the Milk Club (a dance club in Mannheim) during a Techno night, Moufang first heard Detroit techno, and he immediately became a committed clubber and soon after changed his nickname to Move D.</p> <p><object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Nk38S8kZizM&hl=en_US&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Nk38S8kZizM&hl=en_US&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object></p> <p><span><a href="http://cdn02.datavibe.net/data/bunker/2009/20090310-MoveD.mp3">The Bunker Podcast 47: Move D</a><br /> </span></p> <h4>Opening Sets by:</h4> <p>Solomon Sanchez – ATTN<br /> Mateyo Bonham</p> <p><span> </span><span>21 and up / $10 before 11pm / $15 after</span></p> <p>Comet Ping Pong</p> <div>5037 Connecticut Avenue Northwest</div> <div>Washington, DC</div> <hr /> <a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.murmurdc.com%2F2010%2F08%2F05%2Fevent-picks-move-d-comet-ping-pong-friday-aug-6%2F&linkname=Event%20Picks%3A%20%20Move%20D%20%40%20Comet%20Ping-Pong%20%28Friday%2C%20Aug.%206%29"><img src="http://www.murmurdc.com/wp-content/plugins/add-to-any/share_save_120_16.png" width="120" height="16" alt="Share/Bookmark"/></a> ATTN: OKAY presents: Move D Source Records / Heidelberg & Smallville / Hamburg David Moufang has recorded some of the greatest electronic music ever. An important staple of the genre, David Moufang hardly needs an introduction. If you aren’t [...]
murmur DC Podcast: Episode 14 – g.e.n.e. http://www.murmurdc.com/2010/06/16/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-14-g-e-n-e/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://www.murmurdc.com/2010/06/16/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-14-g-e-n-e/#comments Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:25:31 +0000 admin http://www.murmurdc.com/?p=3930 This week’s episode of the murmur DC podcast comes to you from one of the areas most underrated DJs, g.e.n.e.  He was born and raised in Washington DC and started DJing in 1989, when he was seventeen.  He has always been an avid music lover, studying piano and drums in his early childhood, and was also was big into collecting music. g.e.n.e., also known as Gene Itoh, always had an eclectic taste for music, which combines house, techno, jazz, etc.

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In The Spotlight: The Vita Ruins http://www.murmurdc.com/2010/03/03/in-the-spotlight-the-vita-ruins/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://www.murmurdc.com/2010/03/03/in-the-spotlight-the-vita-ruins/#comments Wed, 03 Mar 2010 18:20:35 +0000 admin http://www.murmurdc.com/?p=3437 With their chainsaw guitars, atmospheric overtones, and sultry vocal track, The Vita Ruins are a band that should gain attention with their debut release, A Day Without A Name.  After picking up shows around the DC area and finally taking it to the studio, we’re left with 11 fresh tracks that produce a balance of euphoria and disdain, assertion and reflection, highs and lows.

The Vita Ruins were formed in 2005 by Greg Balleza (Guitars, Bass, Keyboards and Vocals) and Tim Kratzer (Vocal, Guitars, Bass and Keyboards).  The two have been the glue behind the sound as they’ve collaborated with other artists the past few years, and had built their own recording studio in 2007.  Since then, they have carried their music live at venues such as The Black Cat and 9:30 Club.  The Vita Ruins have been labeled ‘indie music’, but create their own elements that give it a more experimental appeal.

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‘A Day Without A Name’ gives us some insight on what direction The Vita Ruins are going.  The album is easy to grasp with common guitar hooks and basic drum patterns that forms the base that’s easy to put your foot on.  However, it delves into a more complex realm as you keep listening.  ‘Godspeed To That Polytheist’ opens the album nicely, and radiates enough ambiance to attract intrigue while not giving away too much.  ‘Seven Suns’ is undeniably the most radio-friendly song on the album, with its upbeat, simple, and catchy nature.

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As the album progresses though, we see a sudden turn of events as the album dives into Greg and Tim’s more intimate side.  The guitar is virtually scrapped, while it steers towards abstraction.  ‘Griggs’ Diagnosis’ produces an exotic landscape that possibly deters the band from their indie rock label.  It ends with ‘Bad Dream’ a somber ballad that remains hopeful, and leaving the album off on a high note.  Overall, A Day Without A Name flows well and the songs mend together for a blissful listening experience.  There are times when the vocals sound similar song-by-song, but the instrumentation varies enough to give each song its own platform to roam.

To learn more about The Vita Ruins, visit:  www.thevitaruins.com

Photos courtesy of Nick Balleza

The Vita Ruins – Seven Suns

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http://www.murmurdc.com/2010/03/03/in-the-spotlight-the-vita-ruins/feed/ 1 <p>With their chainsaw guitars, atmospheric overtones, and sultry vocal track, The Vita Ruins are a band that should gain attention with their debut release, A Day Without A Name.  After picking up shows around the DC area and finally taking it to the studio, we’re left with 11 fresh tracks that produce a balance of euphoria and disdain, assertion and reflection, highs and lows.</p> <p>The Vita Ruins were formed in 2005 by Greg Balleza (Guitars, Bass, Keyboards and Vocals) and Tim Kratzer (Vocal, Guitars, Bass and Keyboards).  The two have been the glue behind the sound as they’ve collaborated with other artists the past few years, and had built their own recording studio in 2007.  Since then, they have carried their music live at venues such as The Black Cat and 9:30 Club.  The Vita Ruins have been labeled ‘indie music’, but create their own elements that give it a more experimental appeal.</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3452" title="album" src="http://www.murmurdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/album.jpg" alt="album" width="200" height="200" /><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3453" title="4316581082_40be9ff16a_b" src="http://www.murmurdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/4316581082_40be9ff16a_b.jpg" alt="4316581082_40be9ff16a_b" width="350" height="200" /></p> <p>‘A Day Without A Name’ gives us some insight on what direction The Vita Ruins are going.  The album is easy to grasp with common guitar hooks and basic drum patterns that forms the base that’s easy to put your foot on.  However, it delves into a more complex realm as you keep listening.  ‘Godspeed To That Polytheist’ opens the album nicely, and radiates enough ambiance to attract intrigue while not giving away too much.  ‘Seven Suns’ is undeniably the most radio-friendly song on the album, with its upbeat, simple, and catchy nature.</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3457" title="4316572714_92fbc6d861_b" src="http://www.murmurdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/4316572714_92fbc6d861_b.jpg" alt="4316572714_92fbc6d861_b" width="560" height="296" /></p> <p>As the album progresses though, we see a sudden turn of events as the album dives into Greg and Tim’s more intimate side.  The guitar is virtually scrapped, while it steers towards abstraction.  ‘Griggs’ Diagnosis’ produces an exotic landscape that possibly deters the band from their indie rock label.  It ends with ‘Bad Dream’ a somber ballad that remains hopeful, and leaving the album off on a high note.  Overall, A Day Without A Name flows well and the songs mend together for a blissful listening experience.  There are times when the vocals sound similar song-by-song, but the instrumentation varies enough to give each song its own platform to roam.</p> <p>To learn more about The Vita Ruins, visit:  <a href="http://thevitaruins.com/">www.thevitaruins.com</a></p> <p>Photos courtesy of <a href="http://www.radarnois.com">Nick Balleza</a></p> <h4>The Vita Ruins – Seven Suns</h4> <a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.murmurdc.com%2F2010%2F03%2F03%2Fin-the-spotlight-the-vita-ruins%2F&linkname=In%20The%20Spotlight%3A%20%20The%20Vita%20Ruins"><img src="http://www.murmurdc.com/wp-content/plugins/add-to-any/share_save_120_16.png" width="120" height="16" alt="Share/Bookmark"/></a> With their chainsaw guitars, atmospheric overtones, and sultry vocal track, The Vita Ruins are a band that should gain attention with their debut release, A Day Without A Name.  After picking up shows around the DC area and finally taking it to [...] The Vita Ruins 3:32 The Vita Ruins, Music, Indie Rock
murmur DC Podcast: Episode 13 – Dimitri Max http://www.murmurdc.com/2010/02/28/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-13-dimitri-max/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://www.murmurdc.com/2010/02/28/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-13-dimitri-max/#comments Mon, 01 Mar 2010 03:52:47 +0000 admin http://www.murmurdc.com/?p=3423 This week’s murmur DC Podcast comes from Dimitri Max’s ‘Passed from the Blast’ Mix.  He is a member of the highly regarded group Everybody Loves Music, who have produced a steady following in the district.  Dimitri brings to us an intriguing combination of old school and new school, specializing in house, funk, and soul.

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murmur DC Podcast: Episode 12 – Joe Liehr (Live NYE Mix) http://www.murmurdc.com/2010/02/05/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-12-joe-liehr-live-nye-mix/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://www.murmurdc.com/2010/02/05/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-12-joe-liehr-live-nye-mix/#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2010 02:15:17 +0000 admin http://www.murmurdc.com/?p=3099 This week’s murmur DC Podcast episode comes from one of our favorite guys from Everybody Loves Music, Joe Liehr. This live set was played on New Year’s Eve, which contains a steady fusion of his many influences, which includes house, soul, and funk.

Joe started playing records in 2000 after buying his first set of turntables. What he first thought was going to start out as a hobby, has turned into one of his greatest passions and is inspired constantly by many different things.  “Music in and of itself is always pushing me to try and be more creative with my mixes and to dig deeper into what music I haven’t heard yet. I’m also lucky to be surrounded by some of the most talented DJs and producers I know, so they are constantly keeping me pushing.”

We thank Joe for this week’s episode of the murmur DC podcast as he shows us why everybody should love music.

To learn more about Joe Liehr, visit him at Everybody Loves Music

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http://www.murmurdc.com/2010/02/05/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-12-joe-liehr-live-nye-mix/feed/ 0 <p>This week’s murmur DC Podcast episode comes from one of our favorite guys from Everybody Loves Music, Joe Liehr. This live set was played on New Year’s Eve, which contains a steady fusion of his many influences, which includes house, soul, and funk.</p> <p>Joe started playing records in 2000 after buying his first set of turntables. What he first thought was going to start out as a hobby, has turned into one of his greatest passions and is inspired constantly by many different things.  “Music in and of itself is always pushing me to try and be more creative with my mixes and to dig deeper into what music I haven’t heard yet. I’m also lucky to be surrounded by some of the most talented DJs and producers I know, so they are constantly keeping me pushing.”</p> <p>We thank Joe for this week’s episode of the murmur DC podcast as he shows us why everybody should love music.</p> <p>To learn more about Joe Liehr, visit him at <a href="http://www.everybodylovesmusic.com/">Everybody Loves Music</a></p> <p><a title="Subscribe to on iTunes" href="http://www.murmurdc.com/italm/Scott_Ahn-murmur_Podcast#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed"><img src="http://ax.itunes.apple.com/images/badgeitunes61x15dark.gif" alt="Subscribe to on iTunes" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesmusic.com/"></a><br /> <a href="http://soundcloud.com/jjzm75/joe-l-nye/download">Download</a></p> <a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.murmurdc.com%2F2010%2F02%2F05%2Fmurmur-dc-podcast-episode-12-joe-liehr-live-nye-mix%2F&linkname=murmur%20DC%20Podcast%3A%20%20Episode%2012%20%26%238211%3B%20Joe%20Liehr%20%28Live%20NYE%20Mix%29"><img src="http://www.murmurdc.com/wp-content/plugins/add-to-any/share_save_120_16.png" width="120" height="16" alt="Share/Bookmark"/></a> This week’s murmur DC Podcast episode comes from one of our favorite guys from Everybody Loves Music, Joe Liehr. This live set was played on New Year’s Eve, which contains a steady fusion of his many influences, which includes house, soul, and [...] Joe Liehr 55:52 Joe Liehr, Everybody Loves Music, House, Soulful House
murmur DC Podcast: Episode 11 – Rosario http://www.murmurdc.com/2009/12/16/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-11-rosario/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://www.murmurdc.com/2009/12/16/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-11-rosario/#comments Thu, 17 Dec 2009 01:30:07 +0000 admin http://www.murmurdc.com/?p=2426 This week’s murmur DC Podcast comes from our friend Rosario, who brings us a stripped down, virgin beat matching mix.  There are no added effects, just the pure skill of blending deep grooves with sultry vibes.

ROSARIO, just quietly moving through DC’s techno underground venues and after~ hours, emerges into the different urban scenes by dropping key sets composed from tracks that are always digging deeper ignoring trendy labels or top producers. Rosario’s quest is to find the BEST TRACK AND DROOOP ITTT…

He has been playing with some of the best DJs in DC area as well as across the world, such as Navbox, Jubilee, Nicolas Jaar, Ida Engberg, DILO, Martin Landsky, Konrad Black, DJ T., and Jus Ed.

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murmur DC Podcast: Episode 10 – Ray Casil http://www.murmurdc.com/2009/11/26/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-10-ray-casil/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://www.murmurdc.com/2009/11/26/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-10-ray-casil/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2009 19:30:24 +0000 admin http://www.murmurdc.com/?p=2061 This week’s murmur DC Podcast comes from Ray Casil’s Dead Turkey mix, for our Thanksgiving Special. Ray has been a known figure around the DC area, not just for his DJ skills, but also as a motion graphic specialist. He brings to us a deep house vibe and easy on the stomach. This week we give thanks to Ray for this delicious set.

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001 :: “Mirror” John Roberts – Dial Records

002 :: “Rough Neck (Matthias Tanzmann Remix)” Luna City Express – Moon Harbour Recordings

003 :: ”Way Back” Kevin Yost & Peter Funk – I Records

004 :: “Sirius A – Kruse & Nurnberg Remix” Office Gossip – Dark Energy

005 :: “Song Of A Thousand Names – Just Deep Mix” Rurals – Peng

006 :: “To A Place” Kevin Yost & Peter Funk – I Records

007 :: “Replace Piano” Roman Konig – Einmaleins Musik

008 :: “Villa Crespo” Julian Sanza – Lost My Dog

009 :: “Hold It” Peace Division – 8bit

010 :: “Nuclear Race” Beat Pharmacy feat. Paul St Hilaire – Wave Music

011 :: “From the Basement” Alvaro Cabana – 7 Senses

012 :: “Escape Run” St. Plomb – Brut !

013 :: “Holocausto” Hitch N Morin – Youngodds

014 :: “Work For Money (Alexi Delano Mix)” Juan Atkins – All About

015 :: “Diamonds & Pearls” Luna City Express – Moon Harbour Recordings

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http://www.murmurdc.com/2009/11/26/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-10-ray-casil/feed/ 0 <p>This week’s murmur DC Podcast comes from Ray Casil’s Dead Turkey mix, for our Thanksgiving Special. Ray has been a known figure around the DC area, not just for his DJ skills, but also as a motion graphic specialist. He brings to us a deep house vibe and easy on the stomach. This week we give thanks to Ray for this delicious set.</p> <p><a title="Subscribe to on iTunes" href="http://www.murmurdc.com/italm/Scott_Ahn-murmur_Podcast#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed"><img src="http://ax.itunes.apple.com/images/badgeitunes61x15dark.gif" alt="Subscribe to on iTunes" /></a></p> <p><br /> <a href="http://soundcloud.com/djraycasil/dead-turkey/download">Download</a></p> <h4>Track List</h4> <p>001 :: “Mirror” John Roberts – Dial Records</p> <p>002 :: “Rough Neck (Matthias Tanzmann Remix)” Luna City Express – Moon Harbour Recordings</p> <p>003 :: ”Way Back” Kevin Yost & Peter Funk – I Records</p> <p>004 :: “Sirius A – Kruse & Nurnberg Remix” Office Gossip – Dark Energy</p> <p>005 :: “Song Of A Thousand Names – Just Deep Mix” Rurals – Peng</p> <p>006 :: “To A Place” Kevin Yost & Peter Funk – I Records</p> <p>007 :: “Replace Piano” Roman Konig – Einmaleins Musik</p> <p>008 :: “Villa Crespo” Julian Sanza – Lost My Dog</p> <p>009 :: “Hold It” Peace Division – 8bit</p> <p>010 :: “Nuclear Race” Beat Pharmacy feat. Paul St Hilaire – Wave Music</p> <p>011 :: “From the Basement” Alvaro Cabana – 7 Senses</p> <p>012 :: “Escape Run” St. Plomb – Brut !</p> <p>013 :: “Holocausto” Hitch N Morin – Youngodds</p> <p>014 :: “Work For Money (Alexi Delano Mix)” Juan Atkins – All About</p> <p>015 :: “Diamonds & Pearls” Luna City Express – Moon Harbour Recordings</p> <a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.murmurdc.com%2F2009%2F11%2F26%2Fmurmur-dc-podcast-episode-10-ray-casil%2F&linkname=murmur%20DC%20Podcast%3A%20%20Episode%2010%20%26%238211%3B%20Ray%20Casil"><img src="http://www.murmurdc.com/wp-content/plugins/add-to-any/share_save_120_16.png" width="120" height="16" alt="Share/Bookmark"/></a> This week’s murmur DC Podcast comes from Ray Casil’s Dead Turkey mix, for our Thanksgiving Special. Ray has been a known figure around the DC area, not just for his DJ skills, but also as a motion graphic specialist. He brings to us a deep [...] Ray Casil 1:06:48 Ray Casil, Deep House, Tech House
Album Review: Fort Knox Recordings-The New Gold Standard 2 http://www.murmurdc.com/2009/11/17/album-review-fort-knox-recordings-the-new-gold-standard-2/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://www.murmurdc.com/2009/11/17/album-review-fort-knox-recordings-the-new-gold-standard-2/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2009 05:48:27 +0000 Joe Lambert http://www.murmurdc.com/?p=1550 Written by Joe Lambert

I wish I were funky. Scratch that–I wish I were funk-ay. Sadly, the only beats I drop are ones at the grocery store, and the only hip shakin’ I pull off is when its 20 degrees outside.
The New Gold Standard 2–Fort Knox Recordings’ new compilation album featuring a bunch of artists you’ve probably never heard, but should quickly get yourself acquainted with–is this year’s number one reason to get off the couch and onto a dance floor, particularly one with myriad flashing lights. With a song titled “Make Ya Dance,” it’s clear what this label, and its artists, are aiming for: getting people to “open up and live.”

As a very popular character said in a once very popular television show called Futurama, “What’s goin’ on? That rhythm, it’s doin’ somethin’ to my human butt.” Listening to The Gold Standard is a lot like that sentiment, your human butt starts shaking, and the only cure is to dance.
The level of cohesion found within this compilation is truly astounding, though. Each artist inhabits a completely different style, but every song has a pinch of sound from the last, and segues beautifully into the next, requiring (not to this reviewer’s complaint) multiple listens.

It’s hard not to compare the artist’s, trying to figure which has the most impact, which makes you want to dance the most, which makes you think the most while you’re dancing. Aside from the sonic gold that is Fort Knox Five, International Velvet has the most potential out of all these acts. Listening to “Sitargazer” is like taking a trip back to The Chemical Brothers’ heyday, then adding a sitar to the mix, and a whole lot more savoir-faire. His other track on the album, “Sundown,” throws Beatles pop structures, that sweet sitar, some smooth R& B vocals, and a dance track into the mix producing one rockin’ pastiche of sound. Sure, the song borrows heavily from the Beck canon, but 15 years after Odelay, who doesn’t borrow from the Beck canon?

Really, there’s so much funk going down on every track that it’s impossible to capture it all. Speedy Consuela’s voice is like satin threaded into big band horns, with a Latin kick. And if the Latin flavor’s what your looking for, skip over to Empresarios for a genuinely thrilling blend of classic and contemporary. If your musical taste buds aren’t piqued by that point, skip straight to Liftoff’s seriously spacey track, “Marshmeadows.” Think Animal Collective meets The Album Leaf meets LCD Soundsystem meets Starman-era David Bowie–and yeah, it’s a good combination. Seriously, this label’s got the world music meanderings on lock-down.

I can tell I’ve started to sound a bit like an info-mercial promoting the latest comp album from Fort Knox, so I’ll just let the music speak for itself: Get up and dance, even if you don’t know how.

About Fort Knox Five

Sounding like a cosmic by product of George Clinton, Sly & The Family Stone, and Public Enemy, the Fort Knox Five are a live force to be reckoned with, and as in-demand remixers and producers, they’ve worked with artists ranging from Afrika Bambaataa to Bittersweet, Kraak & Smaak to Tito Puente and Bob Marley & the Wailers (sanctioned by the Marley estate, a rare honour). The Fort Knox Five are internationally renowned DJs and were selected by Gwen Stefani for her “Harajuku Lovers” tour with Black Eyed Peas. In the UK, their sets at London’s Fabric have seen them win punter approval, matching the media praise shown by the music press, The Guardian, Metro, and beyond.

Tracklisting:

01. Fort Knox Five – What Make Ya Dance ft. Rootz
02. Nappy Riddem – Rastar
03. Fort Knox Five – Shift ft. Afrika Bambaataa & Mustafa Akbar
04. Fort Knox Five – The Sax Pusher ft. Frank Mitchell
05. Empresarios – Sabor Tropical ft. Francisco Rosado & Felix Perez
06. Fort Knox Five – Bhangra Paanch ft. Beta G
07. See-I – How Could You (Rodney Hunter remix)
08. International Velvet – Sitargazer
09. See-I – Homegrown
10. International Velvet – Sundown ft. Mustafa Akbar
11. Speedy Consuela – On Our Way
12. Empresarios – Cumbia
13. Speedy Consuela – Number One Fan
14. Liftoff – Marshmeadows
15. Nappy Riddem – One World Sovereignty ft. Asheru

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What Makes Ya Dance

Rastar

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http://www.murmurdc.com/2009/11/17/album-review-fort-knox-recordings-the-new-gold-standard-2/feed/ 1 <h4>Written by Joe Lambert</h4> <p>I wish I were funky. Scratch that–I wish I were funk-ay. Sadly, the only beats I drop are ones at the grocery store, and the only hip shakin’ I pull off is when its 20 degrees outside.<br /> The New Gold Standard 2–Fort Knox Recordings’ new compilation album featuring a bunch of artists you’ve probably never heard, but should quickly get yourself acquainted with–is this year’s number one reason to get off the couch and onto a dance floor, particularly one with myriad flashing lights. With a song titled “Make Ya Dance,” it’s clear what this label, and its artists, are aiming for: getting people to “open up and live.”</p> <p>As a very popular character said in a once very popular television show called Futurama, “What’s goin’ on? That rhythm, it’s doin’ somethin’ to my human butt.” Listening to The Gold Standard is a lot like that sentiment, your human butt starts shaking, and the only cure is to dance.<br /> The level of cohesion found within this compilation is truly astounding, though. Each artist inhabits a completely different style, but every song has a pinch of sound from the last, and segues beautifully into the next, requiring (not to this reviewer’s complaint) multiple listens.</p> <p>It’s hard not to compare the artist’s, trying to figure which has the most impact, which makes you want to dance the most, which makes you think the most while you’re dancing. Aside from the sonic gold that is Fort Knox Five, International Velvet has the most potential out of all these acts. Listening to “Sitargazer” is like taking a trip back to The Chemical Brothers’ heyday, then adding a sitar to the mix, and a whole lot more savoir-faire. His other track on the album, “Sundown,” throws Beatles pop structures, that sweet sitar, some smooth R& B vocals, and a dance track into the mix producing one rockin’ pastiche of sound. Sure, the song borrows heavily from the Beck canon, but 15 years after Odelay, who doesn’t borrow from the Beck canon?</p> <p>Really, there’s so much funk going down on every track that it’s impossible to capture it all. Speedy Consuela’s voice is like satin threaded into big band horns, with a Latin kick. And if the Latin flavor’s what your looking for, skip over to Empresarios for a genuinely thrilling blend of classic and contemporary. If your musical taste buds aren’t piqued by that point, skip straight to Liftoff’s seriously spacey track, “Marshmeadows.” Think Animal Collective meets The Album Leaf meets LCD Soundsystem meets Starman-era David Bowie–and yeah, it’s a good combination. Seriously, this label’s got the world music meanderings on lock-down.</p> <p>I can tell I’ve started to sound a bit like an info-mercial promoting the latest comp album from Fort Knox, so I’ll just let the music speak for itself: Get up and dance, even if you don’t know how.</p> <h4>About Fort Knox Five</h4> <p>Sounding like a cosmic by product of George Clinton, Sly & The Family Stone, and Public Enemy, the Fort Knox Five are a live force to be reckoned with, and as in-demand remixers and producers, they’ve worked with artists ranging from Afrika Bambaataa to Bittersweet, Kraak & Smaak to Tito Puente and Bob Marley & the Wailers (sanctioned by the Marley estate, a rare honour). The Fort Knox Five are internationally renowned DJs and were selected by Gwen Stefani for her “Harajuku Lovers” tour with Black Eyed Peas. In the UK, their sets at London’s Fabric have seen them win punter approval, matching the media praise shown by the music press, The Guardian, Metro, and beyond.</p> <h4>Tracklisting:</h4> <p>01. Fort Knox Five – What Make Ya Dance ft. Rootz<br /> 02. Nappy Riddem – Rastar<br /> 03. Fort Knox Five – Shift ft. [...] Written by Joe Lambert I wish I were funky. Scratch that–I wish I were funk-ay. Sadly, the only beats I drop are ones at the grocery store, and the only hip shakin’ I pull off is when its 20 degrees outside. The New Gold Standard 2–Fort [...] Fort Knox Five 3:33
murmur DC Podcast: Episode 9 – Peteone http://www.murmurdc.com/2009/10/30/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-9-peteone-jqm/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://www.murmurdc.com/2009/10/30/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-9-peteone-jqm/#comments Sat, 31 Oct 2009 00:53:35 +0000 admin http://www.murmurdc.com/?p=1528 This week’s murmur DC podcast comes from Peteone and his live set at 88’s The Electric Cabaret on October 22, 2009.  Even though he is a new face to the Washington, DC area, his presence has already been felt. Born in Poland, Pete is a Chicago based DJ, Producer, Promoter, and host of his own radio show – “Weekly Record Check”. These roles have allowed him to gain experience and insight in the world of electronic dance music.

As a DJ, his style of music can best be described as a mix of deep and sexy tech-house. He’s particularly known for reading the crowd during his sets and directing his music towards his audience while feeding off their energy. With a decade of experience under his belt, Pete strives to make each set unique by combining current EDM trends with quality and nostalgic beats of the past.

While growing up in Europe during the early 90’s, he discovered EDM and was intrigued by the revolutionary sounds of artists such as The Prodigy, Orbital, and Chemical Brothers just to name a few. DJs like Sasha,
John Digweed or Richie Hawtin known as Plastikman at the time also played a huge part in influencing his early musical taste.

In 2000, Pete moved to Chicago and was able widen his horizons after discovering the Chicago house scene. As most beginners, he played a lot of house parties and small club gigs. In 2005, he was featured on the energy 92.7 FM radio station and introduced himself to a much wider audience. Building on this momentum, the following year was a breakthrough for his DJ career as he became part of AMP Productions. Peteone worked as a promoter and gained the recognition of his peers on the local scene. Soon after, he landed a monthly residency at the world-renowned Vision Nightclub in Chicago. Dj gigs came rolling in after that, and he played in clubs all over the city such as VISION, SPYBAR, and other venues. He was also featured on numerous radio stations like PROTON, FRISKY, XTC RADIO, and WNUR 89.3FM

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In 2007, him and a few of his fellow DJ partners started kontrollmusic, an electronic music promotion agency. Towards the end of that year, Pete found a renewed passion in recent electronic releases and decided to voice this interest by creating a radio show. This led to the Weekly Record Check, which broadcasted for the first time on September 25th, 2008. The idea was to create a live independent online radio show that would feature the best current tracks in electronic music. After airing the first 8 episodes near the end of 2008, the show immediately obtained international recognition and gained fans throughout the world. JustQualityMusic is both podcast and radio station I-Tunes approved – continuously growing fan database, currently with over 2000 live listeners 4000+ downloads of the podcast every week!
Pete has recently started working at the world renowned Gramaphone Records in Chicago and has been welcomed to join their family with open arms.

As his fans can attest, Pete is an open minded person with a great sense of direction and a continuous desire to learn new methods. He strives to reflect perfection in his work and has dedicated 100% of his time towards attaining his goals. His ambitions have taken him a long way since he first started in the industry and his passion only keeps growing. His work ethic combined with his very unique style and taste in music make him one artist that you want to keep your eye on in the near future.

Tracklist

01. Thomas Melchior & Luciano – Father
02. 2000 and One – Spanish Fly (Original Mix)
03. Francisco Allendes & Felipe Venegas – Espiritu
04. Kabale und Liebe – Una Y Nada (Original Mix)
05. Mihalis Safras & NoiDoi – Chicas Latinas
06. Michel Cleis – La Mezcla (Original Mix)
07. Radio Slave – Koma Koma (Steve Lawler Mix)
08. Johnny D – Gardaness
09. Claude VonStroke – Vocal Chords
10. 2000 and One – Tropical Melons
11. Estroe – Driven (Original Mix)
12. Dubfire – Rabid (Original Mix)
13. Heartthrob – Baby Kate (Adam Beyer & Jesper Dahlback Mix)
14. Agoria ft. Scalde – Dust (Oxia Dub)
15. Guido Schneider & Andre Galluzzi – Too Late to Land
16. Basti Pieper ft. Eddy Pirax – I Love You
17. Mirko Loko – Bluebook
18. Mirko Loko – Altrove

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http://www.murmurdc.com/2009/10/30/murmur-dc-podcast-episode-9-peteone-jqm/feed/ 0 <p>This week’s murmur DC podcast comes from Peteone and his live set at 88’s The Electric Cabaret on October 22, 2009.  Even though he is a new face to the Washington, DC area, his presence has already been felt.<span> Born in Poland, Pete is a Chicago based DJ, Producer, Promoter, and host of his own radio show – “Weekly Record Check”. These roles have allowed him to gain experience and insight in the world of electronic dance music.</span></p> <p>As a DJ, his style of music can best be described as a mix of deep and sexy tech-house. He’s particularly known for reading the crowd during his sets and directing his music towards his audience while feeding off their energy. With a decade of experience under his belt, Pete strives to make each set unique by combining current EDM trends with quality and nostalgic beats of the past.</p> <p>While growing up in Europe during the early 90’s, he discovered EDM and was intrigued by the revolutionary sounds of artists such as The Prodigy, Orbital, and Chemical Brothers just to name a few. DJs like Sasha,<br /> John Digweed or Richie Hawtin known as Plastikman at the time also played a huge part in influencing his early musical taste.</p> <p>In 2000, Pete moved to Chicago and was able widen his horizons after discovering the Chicago house scene. As most beginners, he played a lot of house parties and small club gigs. In 2005, he was featured on the energy 92.7 FM radio station and introduced himself to a much wider audience. Building on this momentum, the following year was a breakthrough for his DJ career as he became part of AMP Productions. Peteone worked as a promoter and gained the recognition of his peers on the local scene. Soon after, he landed a monthly residency at the world-renowned Vision Nightclub in Chicago. Dj gigs came rolling in after that, and he played in clubs all over the city such as VISION, SPYBAR, and other venues. He was also featured on numerous radio stations like PROTON, FRISKY, XTC RADIO, and WNUR 89.3FM</p> <p><a href="http://www.justqualitymusic.com"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1530" title="jqm" src="http://www.murmurdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/jqm.jpg" alt="jqm" width="550" height="102" /></a></p> <p>In 2007, him and a few of his fellow DJ partners started kontrollmusic, an electronic music promotion agency. Towards the end of that year, Pete found a renewed passion in recent electronic releases and decided to voice this interest by creating a radio show. This led to the Weekly Record Check, which broadcasted for the first time on September 25th, 2008. The idea was to create a live independent online radio show that would feature the best current tracks in electronic music. After airing the first 8 episodes near the end of 2008, the show immediately obtained international recognition and gained fans throughout the world. JustQualityMusic is both podcast and radio station I-Tunes approved – continuously growing fan database, currently with over 2000 live listeners 4000+ downloads of the podcast every week!<br /> Pete has recently started working at the world renowned Gramaphone Records in Chicago and has been welcomed to join their family with open arms.</p> <p>As his fans can attest, Pete is an open minded person with a great sense of direction and a continuous desire to learn new methods. He strives to reflect perfection in his work and has dedicated 100% of his time towards attaining his goals. His ambitions have taken him a long way since he first started in the industry and his passion only keeps growing. His work ethic combined with his very unique style and taste in music make him one artist that you want to keep your eye on in the near future.</p> <h3><span style="text-decoration: [...] This week’s murmur DC podcast comes from Peteone and his live set at 88’s The Electric Cabaret on October 22, 2009.  Even though he is a new face to the Washington, DC area, his presence has already been felt. Born in Poland, Pete is a Chicago [...] Peteone 1:15:55 Peteone, Pete Kazimierski, 88, The Electric Cabaret, Techno, House, Tech House, Muse Lounge
murmur DC Podcast: Episode 8 – Saeed Younan http://www.murmurdc.com/2009/10/22/episode-8-saeed-younan/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed http://www.murmurdc.com/2009/10/22/episode-8-saeed-younan/#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:03:00 +0000 admin http://www.murmurdc.com/?p=1376 This week’s murmur DC podcast comes from Saeed Younan, a well renowned DJ, known internationally for his fluent blend of techno and house.

A world class globe-trotting DJ, a recording artist, a sought-after remix producer, and head of his own record label, Saeed Younan has excelled as a true artist in the global dance scene. Without showing complacency, Saeed Younan does not cease to amaze, always looking to astound.

As a DJ, Saeed’s performances are renowned for his technical abilities and precision. He effortlessly weaves and morphs tracks together into a seamless blend of house, progressive and techno, enhancing his music into a warm and sexy vibe. All the while building momentum by allowing the music to ebb and swell.

In testimony to his worldwide appeal, Younan was nominated one of America’s Top 100 DJ’s, landing the number 13th spot in America’s Best DJ Poll (DJ Times Magazine 2008 & 2009). Younan was also nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ at the 2003 Dance Star Awards USA. These milestone events gave him the global recognition and provided the opportunity to push his sound further, and while doing so, captivating audiences worldwide. Saeed Younan has headlined at prominent clubs across the globe in exotic locations such as Ibiza, Portugal, Israel, Tokyo, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong, Egypt, Russia, Morocco, with the list going on and on.

As a producer, Younan is currently entering the busiest period of his career. Not only is he playing at different destinations on a weekly basis, but he also stepped up his production and remix work. He’s had numerous top ten singles on Beatport and other digital download services; released five mixed albums; and worked with some of the biggest dance labels in the electronic scene including Viva Music, Toolroom, Distinctive, Ultra Reccords, Baroque, Superstar, Subliminal Records, to name a few.

A native of Washington DC (from a middle-eastern descent), Younan grew up listening to a variety of ethnic music. As a result, his musical sound resonates with percolating beats and sonic grooves. His production have been dubbed “timeless” by top DJs and even referred to as a “change of heart for dance music.” His vision is clear, yet simply stated: “I just want people to enjoy my music as much as I enjoy playing it for them.”

Saeed Younan is certainly a busy man with many jobs, but armed with his fierce work ethic and an unlimited passion for music, he welcomes each new challenge. “It’s a lot of juggling,” he admits, “but I’m used to it, I’ve done it all my life. I’m excited about the future, about my label and my production work. I wake up every morning and ask, what is going to keep me going? What can I do that nobody else has done yet? What’s next?”

To learn more about Saeed Younan, visit him at:  www.saeedyounan.com

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http://www.murmurdc.com/2009/10/22/episode-8-saeed-younan/feed/ 0 <p>This week’s murmur DC podcast comes from Saeed Younan, a well renowned DJ, known internationally for his fluent blend of techno and house.</p> <p>A world class globe-trotting DJ, a recording artist, a sought-after remix producer, and head of his own record label, Saeed Younan has excelled as a true artist in the global dance scene. Without showing complacency, Saeed Younan does not cease to amaze, always looking to astound.</p> <p>As a DJ, Saeed’s performances are renowned for his technical abilities and precision. He effortlessly weaves and morphs tracks together into a seamless blend of house, progressive and techno, enhancing his music into a warm and sexy vibe. All the while building momentum by allowing the music to ebb and swell.</p> <p>In testimony to his worldwide appeal, Younan was nominated one of America’s Top 100 DJ’s, landing the number 13th spot in America’s Best DJ Poll (DJ Times Magazine 2008 & 2009). Younan was also nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ at the 2003 Dance Star Awards USA. These milestone events gave him the global recognition and provided the opportunity to push his sound further, and while doing so, captivating audiences worldwide. Saeed Younan has headlined at prominent clubs across the globe in exotic locations such as Ibiza, Portugal, Israel, Tokyo, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong, Egypt, Russia, Morocco, with the list going on and on.</p> <p>As a producer, Younan is currently entering the busiest period of his career. Not only is he playing at different destinations on a weekly basis, but he also stepped up his production and remix work. He’s had numerous top ten singles on Beatport and other digital download services; released five mixed albums; and worked with some of the biggest dance labels in the electronic scene including Viva Music, Toolroom, Distinctive, Ultra Reccords, Baroque, Superstar, Subliminal Records, to name a few.</p> <p>A native of Washington DC (from a middle-eastern descent), Younan grew up listening to a variety of ethnic music. As a result, his musical sound resonates with percolating beats and sonic grooves. His production have been dubbed “timeless” by top DJs and even referred to as a “change of heart for dance music.” His vision is clear, yet simply stated: “I just want people to enjoy my music as much as I enjoy playing it for them.”</p> <p>Saeed Younan is certainly a busy man with many jobs, but armed with his fierce work ethic and an unlimited passion for music, he welcomes each new challenge. “It’s a lot of juggling,” he admits, “but I’m used to it, I’ve done it all my life. I’m excited about the future, about my label and my production work. I wake up every morning and ask, what is going to keep me going? What can I do that nobody else has done yet? What’s next?”</p> <p>To learn more about Saeed Younan, visit him at:  www.saeedyounan.com</p> <p><a title="Subscribe to on iTunes" href="http://www.murmurdc.com/italm/Scott_Ahn-murmur_Podcast#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed"><img src="http://ax.itunes.apple.com/images/badgeitunes61x15dark.gif" alt="Subscribe to on iTunes" /></a></p> <a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.murmurdc.com%2F2009%2F10%2F22%2Fepisode-8-saeed-younan%2F&linkname=murmur%20DC%20Podcast%3A%20%20Episode%208%20%26%238211%3B%20Saeed%20Younan"><img src="http://www.murmurdc.com/wp-content/plugins/add-to-any/share_save_120_16.png" width="120" height="16" alt="Share/Bookmark"/></a> This week’s murmur DC podcast comes from Saeed Younan, a well renowned DJ, known internationally for his fluent blend of techno and house. A world class globe-trotting DJ, a recording artist, a sought-after remix producer, and head of his own [...] Saeed Younan 1:04:31 Saeed Younan, Techno, House