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::TONIGHT::

SANTA BABYLON BURNING MAN PRE-COM

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Santa Babylon is back with their monthly residence at Statemynt! With the Burn just a few short weeks away, Santa Babylon is giving us locals a Pre-Compressed Taste of Bass.

Three local crews collaborating and integrating with the Santa Babylon Soundsystem.

Dancers, hoopers, & Poi-Slinging  in full effect.

Vendors will have all your burner accessories on lockdow, with street apparel available for The 2010 Metropolis. Don’t forget that cash rules!

Chest crushing beats will melt your face so hard, you’ll feel like the playa’s dust is grinding down your eyeballs!

Moar Lasers.

Moar Bass.

MOAR LIFE.

805 represent!!

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Black Rock City or BUST )'(

All City DJ’s:
8:00 – 9:30 – Step Correct B2B ERS-One (Babylon)
9:30 – 10:30 – Level (Underground Souls)
10:30 – 11:30 – Diamonds & Guns (The Family)
11:30 – 12:30 – CityMavrick (D.F.H.Y.)
12:30 – 1:30 – 9FeetOfSmoke (D.F.H.Y.)

Hosted by MC ¡HoOdZpAh!
Babylon Crew on Kick-off & Back-up

Kinetic Support:
Aya, Catalyst, Eeve, Coyote, Daisy, Firefly

Vendors:
Aya Papaya: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ayapapaya
Coyote Pheonix: http://www.etsy.com/shop/coyotepheonix
Nikki: Savage Rose Clothing

NO COVER!!

)'(

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::SATURDAY::

SUNSHINE AT SEACLIFF

PLAYA DEL ALMA

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A charity benefit for the Humane Society of Ventura County, the only no-kill animal shelter in the county! This shelter receives NO government funding and is totally dependent upon the generosity of private donations to keep its doors open. Suggested donation is $10 so please bring some cash for the jar.

Celebrate life, friends and great music while supporting the humane society’s selfless work. Your donation will do directly t…o care for and feed abandoned and neglected animals, as well as finding them a new home.

Celebrate summer, feel the sand under your feet and soak up the sun as our hand-picked DJs take you on a soulful sonic house music journey with waves crashing in the background. Dance on the shore as the sun sets over the Pacific….

DJs
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Corbin//////////SF/UNDERGROUND SOULS
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JPatrick//////////SB/BEATBOX
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Elixir//////////VENTURA/SB/GROOVE MAFIA
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Bob Bagha//////////STREET SOUNDS/HOLLYWOOD
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DougW//////////LAS VEGAS
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Minxx//////////SATX/GROOVE MAFIA
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Lucid//////////TO/LOUD DJS
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Just added….visuals by VJ BIOT3K!!!

Set times:

12-1………Wild Card/Tag Set
1-2………..Lucid
2-3………..Corbin
3-4………..Elixir
4-5………..JPatrick
5-6………..Bob Bagha
6-7………..DougW
7-8………..Minxx

We are proud to bring you 3 DJs who are new to the SB/Ventura underground scene:

DJ BOB BAGHA has been a house DJ for over 20 years and was recently awarded for his outstanding contribution to the electronic music industry. He is best known as the owner of Street Sounds Music on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, an iconic music store catering to DJs and one of the last independent record stores in LA that sells dance music on vinyl.

DJ DougW has been spinning sultry, soulful house music for over 20 years from New York to San Francisco. Now a Las Vegas resident he plays out weekly at one of Vegas’ sexiest lounges off the strip, the Downtown Cocktail Room, and is now a regular at the Eastside Lounge inside the Encore hotel where his soulful vibe flows throughout the entire hotel.

DJ LUCID is the founder of LoudDjs in Thousand Oaks and has been a successful DJ and promoter throughout Ventura County over the past several years. He is always pushing his musical boundaries and has earned a strong following with his unique style of techno which he often creates and remixes on the fly.

This event is a leave no trace event and everyone must clean up after themselves and help leave the beach more pristine than we found it! THIS MEANS PICK UP YOUR CIGARETTE BUTTS!!!!!! There are no garbage cans on site so please be prepared and bring garbage bags so you can bring your trash home when you leave. Respect mother earth!

Those familiar with the area know that parking is available only in designated areas so pay attention to signs and please DON’T DOUBLE PARK or otherwise block others.

Please use use coffee cups or Nalgene style bottles for your beverages….no red plastic cups. NO OPEN ALCOHOL CONTAINERS such as beer bottles or beer cans are allowed on the beach! Violation of this rule is a sure fire way to get our benefit closed down prematurely.

Absolutely no underage drinking is allowed.

DIRECTIONS:

101 Freeway exit 78 (Seacliff) just north of Ventura. Turn left (north) and follow the surface road past the fire station to the dead end in about a quarter mile and turn left back underneath the 101. Park between signs only. Make your way to the north end of the beach.

Questions or suggestions can be emailed to elixirgrooves@gmail.com

See you on the playa!

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MAGNETIK SPACE LAB BEACH PARTY
In association with:
Leftside Productions | Medium | Audio Dreamscape | Vital Signz

When: Saturday August 21st 11:30am to 9pm.

Where: Oil Piers Beach, just north of Ventura.

Join us for fun in the sun while DJs play Drum and Bass, Dubstep, and House.

Right on the beach boy-eeee!

Special guest performance by ABRAHAM, founding member of the Finland collective L.A.O.S.!!! They have releases on labels like Hospital, Raw Canvas, Spearhead, Defunked, Spin Recordings and forthcoming releases on Viper. Their tracks are getting dj support from names like London Elektricity, Zinc, Blu Mar Ten, Blame, Annie Mac (BBC Radio1), Kasra and Utah Jazz just to name a few.

Due to unfortunate venue complications the Vital Signz club event “Sacred Sounds” scheduled for Friday, has been cancelled. However, fortunately for us, their headliner L.A.O.S. will now be taking his exclusive LA appearance to our beautiful free beach event! Much love to the Vital Signs crew for making this happen, and a special thanks to DJs Damien and Whisper for selflessly giving up their timeslot to make room for LAOS.

We will also be celebrating the birthdays of Lady Sween, Chasm, Drone, and Werd!

Line-up:

::LOAS::
HOSPITAL | VIPER | SPEARHEAD
(dnb)

::CLUTCH b2b DRONE::
JUNGLIST PLATOON | RESPECT
(dnb)

::WHIZARD b2b JOHNNY V::
MSL | SUB LIFE RECORDINGS | / MSL | LSP | VITAL SIGNZ
(dnb&dubstep)

::DOWNnGOING b2b KEVIN C::
LEFTSIDE PRODUCTIONS / AUDIO DREAMSCAPE
(dubstep)

::OMINOUS b2b REEN::
RESINATE | AV / RESINATE | DEEP ROOTED
(dnb)

::MAGNAFIDE b2b CHASM::
4TH LEVEL | PEER PRESSURE / 4TH LEVEL | MSL | PEER PRESSURE
(dnb)

::MATHEMATIC::
MEDIUM | PEER PRESSURE
(house)

::LADY SWEEN::
805 BASS MILITIA | WAYSIDE RECORDINGS
(dnb&dubstep birthday set!)

::HABIT b2b ANTIX::
LIQUID COURAGE CREW
(dnb&dubstep)

Hosted by:

::WERD:: – UPGRADE

::JULZ:: – BASS BRAT PRODUCTIONS

::KAP:: – RESINATE | SIX FEET DEEP | DEEP ROOTED

::DETN8:: – RESINATE

::EZY:: – LIQUID COURAGE CREW

Some tips:

Bring anything you would normally bring to the beach (e.g. water/drinks, food, sunscreen, swimwear, beach towels, blankets, warm clothes, hats, BBQs/grills, coolers/ice, trash bags, water toys, boogie boards, cameras, umbrellas, tents, or other shade structures, and if you plan on drinking please bring and use cups)

This is a special community shared location that has been use for over a decade by many responsible crews. So let’s all be good stewards and pick up after ourselves and others. Let’s leave the beach cleaner than it was when we got there so we can continue to use this beautiful spot.

Location: Oil Piers Beach, North of Ventura

::DIRECTIONS::

From Los Angeles:
Take the 101 N towards Ventura.
Continue past the city of Ventura for about 10 miles.
Take exit 78 – Seacliff.
Turn left onto Old Rincon Hwy/Pacific Coast Hwy.
Drive 0.5 miles (where the street ends) and take your 1st left (under the freeway).
Go right at the T intersection (party will be on the beach sand straight ahead).

Find a place to park, just PLEASE don’t block anyone in, don’t park on the ocean side of the road, don’t park under the freeway, and obey all parking signs.

From Santa Barbara.
Take the 101 S towards Ventura.
Take the Pacific Coast Hwy/Seacliff Exit.
Turn left at CA-1 N/Old Rincon Hwy/Pacific Coast Hwy.
Drive to the end of the street & go left (back under the freeway)
Take your 1st left and go back under the freeway.
Go right at the T intersection (party will be on the beach sand straight ahead).

Find a place to park, just PLEASE don’t block anyone in, don’t park on the ocean side of the road, don’t park under the freeway, and obey all parking signs.

Due to the size of this event parking near the beach may fill up quick. If you are unable to find parking on the ocean side of the 101 please use the overflow parking area which is back under the freeway and to your right. Parking is located in the dirt off the road on the mountain/east side of the freeway. You are welcome to come up to the top, drop off your supplies, but if the lot is full, please park in the overflow.

We will be monitoring the parking to make sure the event runs smoothly, so please cooperate with our parking attendants.
Please help us by obeying all the posted parking signs.
Do Not park under the freeway. YOU WILL BE TICKETED OR TOWED!
Don’t block anyone in and try to leave space for others to navigate in and out.
The sheriff does come up from time to time to check on things and we really hate to shut off the music just to send out a Public Announcement that someone’s car is going to be towed, or someone’s car is blocked in.
PLEASE CARPOOL!

Trash:
Pick it up and pack it out.

Weather: Abundant Sunshine!
High – 65 to 70 & Low – 57

Motel: For those of you making a long drive and want to be safe and post up for the night before you drive back home, there is a Motel 6 just off the Seaward exit on the 101.
US 101 at Seaward Avenue
2145 East Harbor Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001
Hotel # (805) 643-5100

Much in the tradition of American Bandstand and Soul Train,

the American Television tradition started off with live bands, live music, and lots of dancing. The image of people moving on-screen has captivated millions, and thanks to the success of Dancing With The Stars and other televised talent shows, the number of viewers continues to rise.

Keeping up with the tradition, “View At Your Own Risk” and The Blacklight Special Present:

::::SPACE DISCO::::

A TELEVISED DANCE PARTY featuring ONE FULL HOUR of Electronic Dance Music provided by NIKO and RENÉ of UNDERGROUND SOULS.

If you’ve never been on TV, now is your chance!

Please join us and become a part of our interactive studio audience!

We ask that all guests arrive ON SET by 9:00 PM!!

No Food or Beverages allowed inside the studio.

Location:

7000 Hollister Ave.

Goleta, CA

Contact:

805-708-0622

rene.lomeli@gmail.com

Underground Souls has secured a weekly residency at Eos!

In order to keep it interesting, each week we will be showcasing a different DJ from our crew by giving them an extended 2.5 hour set. Doing this gives our DJ’s the freedom to explore different genres within a set, and enables them to build a vibe that carries you through a musical journey.

For our first installment, we will feature:

NIKO

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Niko started DJing in 2003, buying his first records while attending college in NY. His first exposure into the electronic music scene began when he attended the Love Parade in Berlin in 2001.  Shortly after, he began organizing events under 805 Crew Productions, which later transformed into Underground Souls.

His current style is a mix of House and Techno, and whether it’s sunrise on the mountain or peak hour in the club, he’ll get you dancing, screaming, and begging for more. From dark, complex techno bass lines with technical percussion, to hard-driving house with soulful melodies, he brings an exciting, original sound, aimed at filling the listener with energy and joy. Niko is passionate about his track selection, and you will rarely hear the same song played more than a couple of times, as he takes pride in bringing something new to the decks each and every set.

Join Niko has he plays a collection of all his favorite releases and loads of new bangin tracks in this special performance…
11:00 pm – Close

Opening sets by Underground Souls DJs

A great night of music, family, and friends.

Footage captured by Jake Izzo

Droog and Culprit barge into the New Year with this exploration of deep, funky, sexy, twisted house music. The setting is the spectacular rooftop of the Standard Hotel which served as staging grounds for Culprit’s notorious summer free-for-alls.

Now armed with heaters and on the first day of the long four-day holiday weekend, the rooftop should serve as a setting to no holds-barred celebration. Culprit recruits the crack(er) team of friends and future label artists, Detroit’s and Berlin’s finest, Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves and Ryan Crosson – together for the first time at an LA party.

2009 has been a marquee year for the trio, all having added tremendously to their already enviable reputations. The pioneers and banner carriers for the New Wave of US house and soulful techno, the fellas have found a home in Southern California with the Culprit family, with the rest of the global scene abuzz from their charismatic brand of dance music.

Culprit’s headmasters, Droog, and its Great Young Hope, Clovis join the trio to make this soiree a special one. With LA not starving for choice of enormous and over-produced New Year’s celebrations, the afterparty for the discerning and slightly jaded was much needed.

Join us on the first afternoon of 2010 to mark a new year of great music an great company.

As always, e-mail droog.la@gmail.com for guestlist

DROID BEHAVIOR 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Interface 29 | Saturday, October 17, 2009

Performances by:

Chris Liebing, Kid 606, Deru, Edit, Acid Circus, Drumcell, M.Gervais,

James Patrick, Andrew Kelley, Pman and Joe Bickle

Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, October 17th Droid Behavior celebrates their seven year anniversary with Interface 29. The event will feature Germany’s Chris Liebing (his first Los Angeles appearance in ten years), Kid 606 and a handful of other talents complemented by original light installations and a full bodied sound system. Interface 29 will take place in a undisclosed venue in Downtown Los Angeles whose location will be revealed the day of the event to ensure its exclusivity. Tickets are $15/$20/$25 and available at http://www.groovetickets.com. Those 21+ are invited and an open bar is offered from 10:00pm to 11:00pm. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to DroidBehavior@gmail.com[/email] to ensure receiving event information/location details otherwise, all details will be available at 323-743-8419 7:00pm and after on October 17th. Event updates and information are also offered online at http://www.DroidBehavior.com.

Over the course of seven years, Droid Behavior has played major a role in the architecture of nightlife and music in Los Angeles and beyond. Droid events are a full sensory experience; a surging soundtrack designed and performed by the best talents in their field complimented by stunning visual and art installations that completely engulf the audience. Collaborations with like minded groups Smog, Compression, Avalon, DeeperMoods and Detund have all synced perfectly thus resulting in the integration of subcultures in electronic music all while pushing and shifting the norm. Such happenings have also been the platform for showcasing the talents of Surgeon, Speedy J, Modeselektor, Vex’d, Jahcoozi, DBX, Alexander Robotnick and Apparatt and others. As a record label, Droid has received international notoriety in their releases resulting in heavy play, charting, licensing and phenomenal support from such industry icons as Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Speedy J, Chris Liebing, Joey Beltram, and Joel Mull. Droid Recordings has also captured the ear of the Media and is often described as the next wave of American techno.

Interface 29 will allow attendees to indulge in the experience, to share in the celebration of seven years of history, and to pay homage to those who have helped build a movement toward the future.

INTERFACE 29 – TALENT

ROOM ONE – TECHNO:HOUSE:MINIMAL:ACID

Chris Liebing (Live)

CLR :: Novamute :: Electric Deluxe // Frankfurt

Chris Liebing is Frankfurt’s premier techno DJ. As a 20-year veteran and early adopter of digital mixing and live song deconstruction, he’s toured the world numerous times both solo and as part of the Collabs Live duo with Speedy J. Liebing’s productions and remixes appear on such revered labels as Novamute and Tresor and in the playlists of the world’s top electronic DJs. Not only an established artist on many levels, Liebing has also been accredited to bringing true techno to the Ibiza crowds with his “Meganite” and “Be at Space” residencies over the last decade. Interface crowds should expect nothing less then epic sounds from this seasoned professional.

James Patrick vs M. Gervais (Live)

Timefog // MPLS

James Patrick is a longtime crusader for minimal techno and all kinds of electronic art. Through experimentation, he pushes the definitions of “forward thinking media” into new realms. Through both Djing and live performances worldwide, JP has developed and established his own brand of sleek, deep, and hypnotic electronic music. He also serves as creative director for the Microphono (www.microphono.com) and Timefog (www.timefog.net) labels.

For over twelve years DJ/producer/designer Mike Gervais has blazed an artistic trail ahead of his peers. Through the avid exploration of modern music technologies, his technique is constantly evolving. His performances deliver an extraordinary range of superlative sounds, swarming with bursts of real-time composition, looping, sampling, and effects. His DJ sets and original compositions have earned him critical acclaim from international producers and performers, earning him gigs across the United States and Canada. Mike serves as creative director for Timefog and has releases on Solar Cathedral Recordings, Nightlight Music, and Timefog.

Drumcell

Droid Behavior // LA

Founder of Droid Recordings and co-founder of Droid Behavior, Drumcell has been one of techno’s greatest allies in Southern California in recent times. A graduate of the Musician’s Institute and a long-time performer at parties in Southern California, Drumcell has been influenced by music from his earliest years. After being exposed to raves in the early 90s, He grew addicted to the sounds of industrial, acid house, and many forms of techno. Associating with the members of Acid Circus to form Droid Behavior as an event production group and record label was the next logical step to raise awareness for techno in the city and to help expose local Artists, established djs, and performers from around the country. When performing, Drumcell can be seen blurring the lines between a live and a DJ set by utilizing tools such as FX processors , samplers ,drum machines and other devices to weave a thick blend of acidic techno and aggressive but funky minimalist groove to ensure a frenzy amongst his listeners. Over the last 5 years Drumcell has rocked parties from big to small on a weekly basis in LA as well as gigs all over the U.S alongside such names as Kenny Larkin, john Tejada, Tim Xavier, Dan Bell, Ben Sims, Adam Beyer, Jeff Mills, Speedy J, Ritchie Hawtin, and Mathew Dear. He has also built quite a production resume with highly acclaimed releases and remixes on such labels as CLR, Kiddaz FM, Nitelite Music, and his own DROID recordings imprint. With the state of electronic music in North America leaning towards stripped down funk rather then progressive fluff these days, Droid has become the center for LA techno and Drumcell remains steadfast in his mission of putting this city on the global map.

Acid Circus (Live)

Droid Behavior // LA

In an industry where DJ’s no longer dominate the action with pressed wax, live PAs have taken digital mixing to another level. No strangers to tweaking and freqing everything within earshot, Acid Circus have mastered the art of live performance: Dropping original music, custom remixes, re-edits, and samples from both current and classic tracks, their unique and aggressive mix of electro, house, and every strain of techno in between has blurred the lines of dj set and live act. Their raw precision performances have placed them alongside major players Magda, Jeff Mills, Konrad Black, John Tejada, Tony Rohr, Richard Devine, and Italo Boys at undergrounds, festivals, after parties and club nights all over California, Seattle, Detroit, Chicago, New York, Miami, and Philadelphia. Their releases have been charted and heavily played by techno heavyweights Speedy J, Adam Beyer and Richie Hawtin.

Peyman vs Andrew Kelley

Autobrennt :: Weekend Club // LA-Berlin

Bickle

Lies Lies Lies // LA

Resident and Founder of LA’s latest and only running techno weekly LIES LIES LIES, Bickle influences and supports techno and house fans in the city as promoter and performer. He has

played along side and presented such names as Bloody Mary, Hyperactive, Soul Clap, Mike Vamp, Drumcell, DJ Heather, Dilo and Seuil and will continue his contributions to the nightlife landscape.

ROOM TWO – ELECTRO:EXPERIMENTAL:IDM

Kid 606 (Live)

Tigerbeat6 :: Tigerbass :: Violent Turd // Berlin

Inspired by hardcore techno, indie punk, noise rock, and a liberal dose of heavy metal, Kid606 explodes genres with his anything-goes approach to electronic music. Ipecac, Mille Plateaux, Soul Jazz, and most notably his own Tibergbeat6 are among the many labels daring to put out the Kid606 sound, which has included digital hardcore in line with Atari Teenage Riot, back-to-basics techno, listening music, and collaborations with Matmos among others. His 2009 full-length “Shout at the Döner” portrays the growth of his abrasive sound coupled with new dancefloor sensibilities. Kid606 will preform his current and classic material for Interface exclusively.

Planet Mu (Live)

Alphapup // LA

Deru (Live)

Ghostly Intl. // LA

Deru’s music is best described as the meeting place of hip-hop and IDM. A CalArts music technology graduate, he now resides in LA and composes for TV, film, dance, and other performance art. Deru co-owns the music and sound company “The Track Team,” which has earned an MPSE Golden Reel Award for best sound design in 2009 (Avatar: The Last Airbender). In 2008 he collaborated on a dance score for the Paris Opera Ballet with classical composer Joby Talbot. Deru has released music on high profile labels such as Ghostly International, Merck, Neo Ouija, and Mille Plateaux. Prepare for left field yet dance floor centered sounds to be performed in ways only Deru can.

Surachai vs Eustachian (Live)

Fathme Recs // Chicago – LA

Derek Michael vs Baseck (Live)

Detund : Friendly Integration // LA

Eezir (Live)

Friendly Integration // LA

John Von

Vibration Institute // LA

INTERFACE 29 – ATMOSPHERE

VISUAL EXPERIMENTS BY:

CPU

Cell

and other special guests

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DROID BEHAVIOR and INTERFACE 29 –

additional information, websites, flyer links, etc

DROID ONLINE:

http://www.droidbehavior.com

http://www.myspace.com/..droidbehavior

http://www.twitter.com/..droidbehavior

EVENT RSVP:

[email]DroidBehavior@gmail.com

INFORMATION LINE:

323.743.8419

INTERFACE 29 INFORMATION ON RESIDENT ADVISOR:

http://www.residentadvisor…net/event.aspx?118901

Closing my set with 25 Bitches by Troy Pierce, with Gaiser on the Remix. 

This is some heavy shit right here! This is the raw, face melting, dirty ass shakin’ kinda techno that I fell in love with. 

Just watch and listen: