Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting down with the charismatic one-man show, Robert DeLong right after his set at Budweiser's Made in America. In between the fans getting their faces painted in the Robert Delong style, the Seattle native blew me away during his set with his setup and and performance. Sure I've seen his set-up before on the Internet, but to see it in person is something else when someone is jamming with an upwards of 10 gizmos, gadgets and instruments, including: drums, a wii and multiple video game controllers, a launchpad, and who knows what else like tambourines and rain sticks. Most known for his songs, "Happy" and "Global Concepts," he also recently did an official remix for Bruno Mars's, "Treasure." So when I sat down to find out how he excited was to have finished his 4 year long project and debut album, "Just Movement" finally in between touring for Lollapalooza, Coachella, SXSW, Governor’s Ball, Sasquatch! and Ultra Music Festival, just to name a few this year, still he was planned to finish out a few more shows on the east coast, as well as having Treasure Island Music Festival and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in the upcoming months. For evrything else Robert DeLong, visit RobertDeLong.com amd pick up his album, "Just Movement," here, it's definitely worth the buy! Without further ado, enjoy!
While we are a few weeks removed from Philadelphia's Budweiser's Made in America, we have a gift for you, our interview with the DJ jokester TJR A.K.A TJ Rozdilsky the man behind "Ode to Oi." After sitting down with the Connecticut DJ right after his and Porter Robinson's set, the man put us at ease with his ridiculousness as Pheonix was blasting in the background. From learning about his transition from golfing to DJing, the story behind "Ode to Oi" and aussie bounce, the way he prepares for sets and what we should expect from him the future to name a few, enjoy our interview with TJR, because he is certainly here to stay.
This Thursday night, international Dutch production legend Headhunterz makes his way to the United States for his North American Hard Dance tour, "Explode", making its first stop at Philadelphia's own District N9NE (formerly Starlight Ballroom). I was at this venue for its grand opening last weekend, and I'm letting you know now, you're going to want to come see this place. In conjunction with MASS EDMC & NV Concepts, the team at East Side Electro have been making serious moves to bring all variations of electronic music to Philly, a city hungry for anything that it can get its hands on. So come out and experience a night of Hard Bass with us!
It's time for some more Philadelphia local talent. Introducing Steven Fokas & Giuliano Presta, and new production duo with a taste for dark trance. Holding a residency at Rumor, G.Presta is known for his diverse sets, consistently holding down the main room when opening for DJs of international caliber, such as Tritonal, Ashley Wallbridge, Mark Knight, DubVision, and more. Teaming up with production partner Steven Fokas, these two took their shot at the remix of Tiesto's "Take Me", and let me tell you guys that I really wish this had made it to the competition held on Beatport. This track is straight heavy. Complete with punchy synth stabs and euphoric atmospheric pads, this track collects all the originality of the track and fuses it nicely with something that would fit in an arena for thousands. This track is available for free download, so I suggest that you scoop it immediately. 'Til next time!
I don't think I've been this excited for a show in a long time. For those of you who haven't heard, our friends at East Side Electro (the team that brought the legendaryWill Sparks show to Philadelphia) have completely renovated the old stomping ground formerly known as Starlight Ballroom, putting a new age electronic twist to the whole place. Now known as District N9NE, the venue boasts the availability of a huge amount of wanted acts, including Headhunterz, Cosmic Gate, Savant, and more. Tonight, the team has partnered with NV Concepts & MASS EDMC to host the return of legendary spin master DJ Shadow, known for his experimental hip-hop mixing and the legendary release of his debut album "Endtroducing..." back in '96. We're excited, the East Side team is excited, District N9NE is excited, you should be excited. So join us in the opening night of a fully revamped venue, brought to you by an amazing promotion team and hosting a DJ/Producer that will be remembered for years to come! See you there!