Esto es lo que se avecina…

Pista de la Piscina de Falset el 25 d’agost 🙂

Sembla que els dissabtes siguin els dies que ens enterem de noves actuacions mashup al país… aquest cop: DJs From Mars a la pista de la Piscina de Falset el 25 d’agost. Els companys de Flaix.FM posarán fi a l’estiu amb una actuació dels marcians a la ja mítica Festa ATP ATM!!! (Realment queda molt però ja podeu anar reservant la cita).

Parece ser que los sabados són los días en que nos enteramos de las actuaciones mashup en el país… esta vez: DJs From Mars en la pista de la Piscina de Falset el 25 de Agosto. Los compañeros de Flaix.FM pondrán fin al verano con una actuación de los marcianos en la ya mítica Festa ATP ATM!!! (Realmente queda mucho pero ya podéis ir reservando la fecha).

El día ha amanecido con una entrevista a A Plus D por parte de Yourmusicradar. Para los que aún vayáis despistados, A Plus D són uno de los referentes mundiales del mashup, creadores de la fiesta mashup más grande del mundo, y que el 14 de Abril tendremos en Barcelona en la Sala Razzmatazz.

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SXSW is here and that can only mean one thing for A Plus D the Bootie Mashup pioneers!!! Yep, they’re hitting Austin for 2 monster mashup parties in March (SXSWi for Mashable and their own showcasing party for SXSW Music). We simply cannot wait to catch them in action doing what they do so well.

You know when mashups are done well when you listen to the original ‘unmashed’ track and wish it was the mashed version. We had that same experience only a couple of weeks ago when we caught Kanye West live and he played ‘Gold Digger’ (sorry Kanye). It just wasn’t the same when it wasn’t mashed over the Beethoven’s 5th track taken from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack (check it out here).

So, what do you know about A Plus D and Bootie Mashup? If you are scratching your head, here is a little background info.

San Francisco-based DJ duo A Plus D – aka Adrian & Mysterious D, have forged a hard-earned reputation as crowd-pleasing selectors who not only shamelessly bridge the gaps between genres, but between the alternative and the mainstream. As tireless torchbearers of the mashup artform, the colorful duo spin a bootlegged blend of pop, electro, indie, hip-hop, rock, ’80s & ’90s retro, and whatever else moves a dance floor. No matter what it is though, they know how to bring the party.

Their first mashup bootleg party in the United States and the biggest one in the world was launched in San Francisco in 2003. Since then, after starting a sister club in Los Angeles in 2005, they’ve since launched regular Bootie parties in New York City, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Boston, Rio, London, Hong Kong, and many more – not to mention various one-offs around the globe from Brazil to Beijing.

We did a Q&A with A Plus D before they head to Austin to see what else is in store for Bootie Mashup in 2012:

We first got into A Plus D a few years back with one of our favourite mashups of yours, the Robyn vs. Cure ‘Close To Konichiwa Bitches’ track. We know all of your mashups are pretty awesome but is there one favourite mashup that you’ve done over the years that you come back to time and time again?

It seems like our rap/disco/classical mashup “Beethoven’s Fifth Gold Digger” (Kanye West vs. Beethoven vs. Walter Murphy) just never quite goes away. It’s a perennial favorite, and for a DJ, it’s one of those “In Case of Emergency Break Glass” tracks — it never fails for the dance floor!

Which mashup has had the best reaction from the crowds you’ve played at your Bootie Mashup Parties (either one you’ve done or one you’ve played)?

The answer to that question changes from month to month, depending on what current songs are hot at the moment, or new mashups that we find or make.

Classic tracks like DJ John’s “It Take Two to Kiss” (Prince vs. Rob Base vs. Junior Senior) stand the test of time, and always fill the dance floor. And there are tracks like “Party & Bullshit (In The USA)” (Notorious B.I.G. vs. Miley Cyrus) that always make the crowd giggle and people can’t help but enjoy the guilty pleasure of it.

Of course, we also have electro-bangers from our favorite thumpy bootleggers DJs From Mars. And there are so many great “hands in the air” tracks, often using current hits. Another big Bootie “all-time hit” is our own A Plus D “Don’t Stop Believing in Planet Rock” mashup, which is Journey backed by Afrika Bambaataa, an epic sing-along at Bootie every time.

Again, this is a hard question, because there are so many “Bootie hits” over the years!

Have you ever had any of the artists you’ve mashed give you compliments on their tracks or even said that you’ve made the tracks even better?

Le Tigre absolutely LOVED our “Decepta-Freak-On” — our second mashup ever — which mashed them up with Missy Elliott. They posted it to their web site, and whenever they would do guest DJ sets, they would play it. Supposedly, it got them into talks with Missy Elliott’s people to work on a collaboration (which unfortunately never happened).

More recently, Bay Area buzzworthy up-and-comer Kreayshawn apparently loved our mashup featuring her debut hit “Gucci Gucci,” a track that we mashed up, backing it with five other female artists from the past 30 years — including her mom’s old surf-punk band, The Trashwomen! She re-tweeted it and big-upped it to her followers. We’re perhaps the first ever producers to mash up an artist with their mom!

Kreayshawn vs. Toni Basil vs. Le Tigre vs. The Ting Tings vs. The Trashwomen vs. The Go-Go’sGucci Gucci Girl Power

With all of your Bootie Mashup Parties around the world, is there anywhere you want to get out to over the coming months that you’ve not listed yet?

Bootie Antarctica! No seriously, we would love to throw a party at a scientific research base there! But more realistically, Tokyo is somewhere we’d love to throw a Bootie party, but we just haven’t made the connection with the right promoters there. Closer to home, we’re also working on a Bootie Las Vegas.

At this point though, we’ve got more cities that want Bootie than we have time and resources to do it. We get at least one email a week from somewhere around the world asking us to bring a Bootie party there. We wish we could do them all!

But for now, we choose very carefully, city by city, depending on the opportunity. We’re very much a “mom and pop” organization that has been blessed to finally grow to pretty epic heights. However, the “mom and pop of mashups” currently need a bigger team in place to help us run things, so we can continue to spread the Bootie gospel around the globe!

There are a lot (a lot lot lot) of people who have been putting mashups out there online. Some are golden nuggets of ear joy that work so well and some are definitely not a treat for the senses. What’s the best advice you could give budding mashup DJ’s to help them get their mashups right?

There are three bits of advice we can give budding mashup DJs:

First off, don’t make a “what’s the point” mashup. Sure, those two current pop songs may mash up together. But who cares? There’s nothing clever, genre-clashed, or interesting about it. It misses the entire point of mashup culture.

Secondly, don’t just learn to line up beats — learn some music theory as well, so your two (or more) songs are in the same (or complimentary) musical keys. Anyone can learn to beatmatch, but that skill is only one small part of a successful mashup creation, a fact lost on many (many many many) DJs who create bad-sounding, out-of-key tracks — including some famous mashup artists, whose names we will not mention.

And lastly, cramming more and more tracks and parts and samples into one mashup often doesn’t make it better — it makes it less song-like and usually has less impact than a more traditional mashup (unless your a master like Titus Jones or DJ Earworm who both understand song structure implicitly).

You’re scheduled to play two SXSW mashup parties at Austin in March. How does it feel to be playing SXSW, where some of the big names in the music industry have showcased and been keynote speakers over the years?

We’ve been forging our own path for so long, and doing things so D.I.Y. — and not relying on traditional music industry protocol — that somehow we ended up skipping SXSW every year. But it feels awesome to be going to Austin this year … finally! And not necessarily “hoping to be discovered,” but to bring our own party to the table. And being invited by Mashable to spin at their annual SXSW party is just so much bonus. So we’re excited!

When did you find out that you had been officially listed to play? (We saw that some acts only found out the very day the full schedule was released & some even found out on their Twitter feed from fans)

We actually added the Mashable SXSW gig soon after we played their CES party in Vegas. They’re an awesome company, and we just instantly vibed with them really well, and some of their audience were Bootie fans, so it was a great fit, and they invited us to play their SXSWi party.

While our Sunday night Bootie mashup-style DJ gig with Mashable is an official SXSW event, our own Thursday Bootie Austin party is “unofficial” (no badge required!) Yes, the Bootie D.I.Y. aesthetic remains true, even at SXSW.

Are you going to be able to mix business with pleasure at SXSW and catch any conference sessions and gigs when you’re there or will your working commitments mean it will be a fleeting trip to Austin?

We ALWAYS mix business with pleasure! Not sure of our full schedule yet, but we plan to hang out and schmooze like everyone else … and we’ll be hanging out with our friends in local Austin mashup rock band More Cowbell … and eating some great Tex-Mex! We also anticipate perhaps adding a DJ set here, or a live vocal mashup performance there, if the opportunity arises.

Which bands and DJs on the schedule will you be trying to catch?

To be honest, we need to go through the schedule with a highlighter, which — given our current schedule — will probably be happening on a flight from San Francisco to Austin! I think we’ll just go where the wind, and our friends, take us most of the time.

As you’re listed as a SXSW artist, do you get a guaranteed Willy Wonka’s golden ticket to catch Bruce Springsteen play or are you in the same boat as every other attendee that is hoping to get to catch ‘The Boss’ in action?

Bruce Springsteen is playing? See above answer! ;-) I guess we’ll see if there is any SXSW magic!

What’s next after SXSW for A Plus D and the Bootie Mashup Parties in 2012?

The day after our Bootie Austin SXSW party, we fly to New York to do our Bootie St. Paddy’s Mashup Party, then two days later fly to China to do Bootie Shanghai and Bootie Hong Kong … all while making sure our parties back home in San Francisco and LA go off without a hitch in our absence! After that, we are doing a tour of Europe, playing our Bootie partners’ parties starting with London (our 3rd Annual Party), then onto France, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, and doing Barcelona for the first time, as well as opening a Bootie in Budapest (Bootie-pest?!).

Our plans for 2012 should really involve us trying to clone ourselves in order to bring Bootie to more cities, but if cloning technology can’t keep up with our career ambitions, then perhaps we’ll simply resort to delegating! Between all the parties we throw now, we have an amazing crew of mashup DJs and producers to pimp out!

Bootie Austin SXSW

We can’t wait for all the great things that 2012 has in store for A Plus D and all things bootie in 2012 and beyond. If you are heading to SXSW and are there for the interactive and/or music sessions, we seriously recommend you get along to some of the action that A Plus D will be giving out at either the Mashable SXSWi party on Sunday March 11 at Buffalo Billiards or their official party on Thursday March 15 at the Hangar Lounge.  We definitely will be along for the ride at their official party on Thursday and you should be too!!!!

In the meantime, if you want to check out all things A Plus D and their Bootie Mashups, get your fix at their official site here.

Check out the Best of Bootie 2011 below and one of their fine mashups too.

Avicii Loves You 2

Yesterday was a very special day for BBC Radio 1 listeners as Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello, together known as the Swedish House Mafia sat in for the second time to host the legendary Pete Tong‘s two hour radio show. The SHM broadcasted from Steve’s studio in Los Angeles and were joined by a very special guest none other than Joel Zimmerman aka deadmau5! To kick off the show the Mafia debut their brand new track “Greayhound” that immediately got me out of my seat. The two hour long show was jam packed with the best that dance music has to offer at the moment. Deadmau5 dropped a mini-mix consisting of some new material and also showed love to an up and coming group that I am very excited about because one member walked the halls of my high school back in Manhattan Beach CA! The group I speak of is  No Body and their new collab with Deth Hertz “Ready 2 Fly” was first given love from the mau5 back in January when he dropped it at his birthday party in Vegas. Enough from me as I will now send it over to Ax, Seb and Steve! (My apologies if the dL doesn’t work, I will try and keep looking for new ones but they are pretty good about keeping this one off limits).

Swedish House Mafia BBC Radio 1 Takeover


Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound

Photo Credit: Anh Nguyen.

WOW! I seriously cannot explain how far my expectations were exceeded by the insane performance  Axwell dropped on the sold out Hollywood Palladium last Saturday night. Insomniac seriously went all-in with the full experience for this insane party as it was truly unforgettable! Ideal LED screen setup, smoke cannons, epic light show, mass amounts of streamers and confetti, and yes, LASERS!! His track selection had to be the best I have ever experienced and featured most of my favorite anthems at the moment. I’m having serious trouble thinking about a better overall performance that I have witnessed. If you were not at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles this past Saturday night, you blew it big time. Lucky for you there is a treat waiting below!

To see more amazing photos from this event and others, be sure to “Like” Anh Nguyen Photography on Facebook, “Follow” on Twitter and check out his Website! Thanks Anh!!

Photo Credit: Anh Nguyen

For those of you who missed out, someone captured the entire set and has posted it on youtube in very good quality. If you wish to not watch the entire set, the first video posted is a 25 minute recap that sums up the entire spectacle in one video. I am still speechless over this one hell of a Techy Party, and cannot wait for the next one! Until then… rage on PARTY PEOPLE!!

Video by EN270

The first video is not as good quality but not terrible. Part 2-10 is very good quality and thanks to nartnoside for the youtube uploads!

What has already felt like the longest weekend of my life… will be capped off tonight as one third of the legendary Swedish House Mafia is storming into Los Angeles. Axwell along with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano will be rocking a sold out Hollywood Palladium and I cannot be more excited. Thanksgiving weekend calls for a lot of family time and reminiscing on the good ole days but lucky for us we are still in our good ole days and are looking to live in the now! Never seen Axwell before so I am pretty pumped to say the least and I can truly feel the good vibes in the air!

TV Rock ft. Rudy – In the Air (Axwell Remix)

Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell Remix)

Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso – Together


Summer is right around the corner and you know what what means… more summery tunes to help us beat the heat as we dance the next few months away! What better way to shed those winter coats and bring some sunshine back in the world than with some feel good music?



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Steven Forde decided to put this music on youtube, which happens to be one of the biggest tracks out in the dance music world.Right now. The collaborative efforts turned a phenomenal song into a main stage sensation. With its emotive resonance stemming around a melodic progression, its big hip-hop synths, and an upbeat kick to get the dopamine flowing, this tune is bound to surge across the kinetic fields at every upcoming festival.

Now go pull out those dusty swim suits, grab the tanning lotion, and put this one on repeat because you’re about to hear one of the most infectious remixes out there.

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This upcoming DJ played a very nice and hard set on Fear.FM Harder. He made a great choice of tracks, the mixing is also good, so give this kid a chance and listen to this nice set! Tracklist: 1. D-Block & S-te-Fan – Kingdom 2. Toneshifterz – Da Phunk 3. Pavo – Communicate 4. Builder […]

N° Catalog: WBSP009 Artist: JAYDEE Title: LIKE THIS We are very proud to present: JAYDEE, the new dj/producer of WTB.. Enjoy yourself with this track from the “new entry” artist of White Blood Records!! Today, with a remix from main artist B-Twinz!! 😉

Sasha F is one of the wanted Hard Dance DJs from Finland. With a combination of superb technical mixing and a raw hard sound, normally Hardstyle / Hardcore and Hard Trance, he leaves each crowd begging for more. His DJ skills have been showcased throughout Finland where he, alongside other top Finnish DJs like Proteus […]

This is the 14th preview of Frontliner’s new album ‘Producer’s mind. This time he worked together with Ellie and the song is called “Lose the style” Download preview here