Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday School for Degenerates Party, 28-29 March 2009 WMC

This party was held @ an awesome venue in Miami, the Ice Palace with a killer line-up. In case you guys are wondering... YES... I'm wearing ear plugs (not even filters but PLUGS the WHOLE time I'm shooting this video and everything else). There was only 2 parties where the sound engineer seemed to understand about loud sound. When it's done right, you can stand up against the speakers and it doesn't hurt.

Steve Bug, Solomun, and Joris Voorn ripped her up here. Just ripped it!

I HAVE A NEW GOD... His name is Joris Voorn. And if he can't be the god for any reason... Steve Bug is the runner up.

Joris Voorn, Clip 1:



Joris Voorn, Clip 2:



Clips from the Flying Circus Party @ Nikki Beach 25 March 2009, WMC 2009

Three Miss Joolz clips: set time: 3 - 4 PM







The Fabulous Heidi of Phonica Records!



Davide Squillace



and AudioFly in the midst of a 2 hour set



Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Teaser pics from the Funky Couture Boat Party, 24 March 2009, WMC 2009

An accomplice:



Here's Yass:



Why people always insist in getting me in pictures... I'll never know. I usually get worn down and consent @ some point... By the way... I think I recognize this guy from elsewhere... I don't know exactly. I think he's someone I've met in SF but I could be wrong.


Yass, Two Clips from Funky Couture Boat Party, 24 March 2009, WMC 2009



Jay West @ Funky Couture Boat Party, 24 March 2009 WMC

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I think it was the disco ball underwear....

For Liz Taylor, she says white diamonds bring her luck... If you believe the advert anywho. For me I think it's disco ball underwear! No. REALLY!

last time i was here in Paris I had different equipment difficulties... This time it was once again serato not liking one of the tables (again... and misbehaving in an entirely different way). But fortunately this time I had practiced DJing with one table and had the manual with me... *just in case*. One of the serato disks had gotten scratched during transit. Luckily I had 2... not 1 backup... A patron scratched another serato disk.

Three years ago it started out with technical difficulties also and also ended wonderfully. I think it's the disco ball underwear that got me through!

It went down something like this...

I had been playing a lot of synth-heavy 80s... some contemporary, some disco, several Bryan Ferry tracks for the home field advantage...

As I ordered a coca-light sans glace, I was talking to my friend/barkeep and I said to him, I have been playing down tempo because I think they would prefer it... He said in a very French way... "Perhaps... It really depends on the crowd"

I said to myself... than dangit I want to play freaking dance music. And that's just what I did! And I took off like a rocket ship... I am not sure what happened! And almost everyone I care about in Paris was there to share my joy with me. I couldn't ask for anything more from life.

I think I quite possibly had the best night of my life. To date. Ever.

Thank you Paris friends for making me so happy! I will surely not wait 3 years to come back! I really had the time of my life hanging out with you guys! Very healing to my soul.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Myspace Carnage

Heya, I'm converting my myspace profile to a band profile... Finally. I tried their script a long time ago and it f*cked up a lot so I stopped and now I'm trying again. If you see things that are screwed up... please e-mail me. Thanks for your patience!

This Friday night, 20 Marz @ the Lizard Lounge in Paris!!!

This Friday night @ the Lizard Lounge I will be playing a very special 4 hour set. There will be old school hip hop. There will be rare groove, there will be disko. YES. I said DISKO. But the last 2.5 hours will be boot-knocking, floor-rocking, dance yo' @zz off beats

I'll very likely be there an hour early as I was told to come early if I like. I have enough musik to play until the next millineum so why not?

What: DJ Zenith (Funkentanzen, Zenomena) @ the Lizard Lounge

Where: 18 rue dibourg-Tibourg (4eme - le Marais)
Paris, FR

When: 9 PM - 2 AM

Be there or be ????? (back to you on that later)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ick poo, mushy

Since I'm really sh*tty @ mushy stuff in person and I know most of my friends come by my blog @ some point every so often... I'll do what every emotionally dysfunctional person does... Say it electronically. I mean why say in person what you can blast to a ba-zillion of your closest friends on the internet? I mean really????!!!

So if you are one of my Paris buddies... I'm really enjoying your company. New friends of my old friends, you guys rock, too! I can't tell you how much spending time with you guys has done to heal my wounded spirit.

And SF peeps... boy do I love YOU guys. SF amigos... you guys rock. I've been getting texts and e-mails from you guys... Your post cards are on the way. A little something goofy from me to you. And DC peeps. Ditto. I'm on my way to you guys soon. You know who you are.

BIG MAD LOVE. Peace out.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tonight!!! 20 Marz @ the Lizard Lounge in Paris!!!

This Friday night @ the Lizard Lounge I will be playing a very special 4 5 hour set. There will be old school hip hop. There will be rare groove, there will be disko. YES. I said DISKO. But the last 2.5 hours will be boot-knocking, floor-rocking, dance yo' @zz off beats.

Talking heads will make time with The Traamps. Eminem will get busy with Lauryn Hill. And then we will dance. We will dance for hours. Uprooting trees & shrubs & flowers. Like vikings. With horns on our heads! But I digress....

What: DJ Zenith (Funkentanzen, Zenomena) @ the Lizard Lounge

Where: 18 rue dibourg-Tibourg (4eme - le Marais)
Paris, FR

When: 9 PM - 2 AM

Be there or be ????? (back to you on that later)

You can take the girl out of the bar...

But apparently not the bar out of the girl!!! Three years later and some of my habits haven't changed! Special shout to my favourite peeps in Paris who kept me out until 5:30 AM.

Here's some pics from inside. I don't know why these European cities make it so difficult to get to bed before 4 AM. I've only been to bed before 4 AM 2 times in almost 2 weeks. And never before 3!!!





And my new Parisian boots. Ooo la la



Monday, March 16, 2009

Back in Paris

The funny thing about being here is I discovered a couple of things:

1) I have no idea of the names of the streets of all the places I used to go to... YET
2) I'm able to find them all just as sure as I can find the back of my hand. It's crazy. I would love to understand how that works

This city has a magic about it. I really feel like I'm home when I wander around here. I know i didn't live here for that long but it really did make an impression.

One Awesome Parisienne

I arrived in Paris last night. i want to say a big special thanks to my ex-landlady for hooking me up in such a major way. My flat is here

She:

1) Found the website where I found the flat I'm now staying in
2) Went to the flat to meet the owner/look @ the flat for me
3) Got the keys from him as he's in Rome right now and wasn't going to be here to meet me
4) reserved an airport shuttle for me when I had a problem with the website and even e-mailed the number to my mobile when I lost it (silly, silly me)

-- AND --

5) She read my e-mail about my favourite breakfast of baguettes and cheese and stocked the fridge with not only that but some home-made soup
6) Was here waiting @ the flat to meet me when the shuttle arrived. There's nothing more awesome than getting out of the shuttle to an excited person that's so happy you're here calling your name out of the upstairs window

Thanks to my awesome Parisienne friend. I'm very lucky to have your friendship

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tape Club, Berlin, on a Saturday night

Last night Dan Curtin through a set @ the Tape Club that would make anybody shiver. Seriously. It was a freaking amazing set. I have 5 (not 1,2,3,4, but 5) clips here. I also shot a clip of the DJ after him, Miss Jools... You should check out her my space page. The tracks she has up there are freaking amazing

Dan Curtin, Clip 1



Dan Curtin, Clip 2



Dan Curtin, Clip 3




Dan Curtin, Clip 4



Dan Curtin, Clip 5



and the bad azz Miss Jools



Saturday, March 14, 2009

I've been a very bad, bad putty-tat

I've been going 24x7 since I've been here to Berlin. Tonight I just decided to cut myself a little slack. Today is the first day I didn't get up and go running in the Tiergarten after 4 hours sleep and staying out until 6 - 7 AM.

My second night here I ended up @ a dance party that went all night on a Wednesday! That's right... I said it... a Wednesday.

Berlin is fantastic for a lot of reasons. Let me elaborate on a few of them...

-- I've always said that you shouldn't need chemicals to enjoy your dance night out. They should enhance the experience... not make it. If this is true, one can go out dead cold sober and dance their fool headz off all night long happily... no problem! Berlin has proven me right... The music makes it impossible to leave. And you'll find @ least 50% of the crowd still there @ 0530 . It's die Musik!!!!

-- The architecture is spectacular. I mean wow. I've uploaded a few pics from inside of the Reichstag (their government building) and the surrounding buildings. Noteworthy item: It's proudly noted on a sign in the building that the sham of a government called the third reich never met in the Reichstag.






























-- die Klubz... die Klubz! It's not just the clubs... Staggering home exhausted from the party below i walked by a raging broken beat party and then also an indie band. All @ 0545 AM. Lookie here kiddies:

Here's Shaka in a live set... Below I've posted a clip from his DJ set.



Shaka DJ Set:



Now we have Portable/Body Code playing live:



This view is up from the balcony with a nice view down of the crowd:



And now Kai Live:








Thursday, March 12, 2009

das Aqua Dom

So in the lobby of the Radisson Hotel on Karl-LiebknechtStra├če, there's an aquarium with an elevator in it. you can't see the lift per se but you'll get the idea quickly.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Friedrichstadt Palast @ midnight

This is a shot of the bling bling of Friedrichstadt Palast @ midnight. I think you'll agree it's pretty neat looking.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Some Pics from some of my favourite, nameless Amsterdam establishments

I'll be posting more amsterdam photos later today... this is most definitely NOT my most favourite amsterdam establishment... Just one of them.

By the way... All these pictures are clickable... Clicking on them will do a pop-up to actual size.

You'd have to disable your pop-up blocker though...



PS --> If this establishment looks familiar to you... it probably should. hint, hint, hint
















Amsterdam Video Clip

I'm actually posting now from Berlin circa: 0230. I LOVE IT HERE! I LOVE it here! I also love, love, love, LOVE Amsterdam!!!! Sorry. Just had to share man.

Anyway. As I was typing... Here's the first video clip from my trip... I'm sorting through some images and uploading them but for now... this should tide you over. That noise you're hearing in the audio is real live serious *zz wind. The wind didn't actually feel as bad as it sounds in the audio... But it's March now. I can imagine right about January/February it was really, really, fierce.

This 360 is of
the corner of Kiezersgracht und Nieuwe Spiegelstraat

Friday, March 06, 2009

Happiness is...

Friday nights recording vinyl. Right now, the vinyl du soir ist ELO's New World Record. Oh *yes* I am. It's splifferriffically trip-tastic peepz. This may be my last post until I get over there. I think I'm going to end up being up all night packing/doing laundry. Which will set me up pretty for a full-length siesta on the plane.


I've gotten pretty good @ this plane thing. I just put myself "in the zone".

See ya' in April

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Funkentanzen is another product of the studio @ Zenomena Recordings.

This set is a nice blend between SF tricked-out tech house and euro-style tech house/techno. Jazzy electro syncopation will move your money maker from beginning to end. 

This set is available in several formats. This set is available as a zip archive to promote downloading all the tracks in one click at both 320kbps and 128kbps fidelity as well as in one track in both 320 kbps and 128kbps fidelity.

High fidelity [approx. 150.5 megs]: Funkentanzen

Low fidelity [approx. 71.4 megs]: Funkentanzen

Single Track mp3 320kbps [approx. 191.7 megs]: Funkentanzen

Single Track mp3 128kbps [approx. 76.6 megs]: Funkentanzen

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Woo Hoooooo

So I'm listening to Funkentanzen right now! In my headphones... I'm really, really, really happy with it. For about a zillion reasons. Not the least of which is that I really wasn't in the mood to record it right now... But it had to be done. But thanks to this process I've been working on... I was able to crank it out anyway.

First thing tomorrow morning when I'm feeling human (caffeinated)... I'll be chopping this gizmo up into tracks and uploading it for you! I'll also be handing it off to my guy for reproduction so I'll have the hard copies in the mail before I leave for Europe.

E-mail me if you'd like a copy and you're uncertain as to whether or not you will be receiving one...