Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cryovac Recordings #12

Andy Garcia's techno music imprint Cryovac outputs its twelfth release, feat.  tracks by Kero, Annie Hall, Keith Kemp, and finally his own cut that's accompanied by this video by Explorable Films' Anthony DG Smith.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mineo - Turn Out the Lights [video teaser]

Super cool art direction and unique storyboard style music video teaser by Mineo. . And its a peak hour dancefloor track too, summoning rhythms and tones from classic 80s and 90s jackin' house. I can diggit and the vid as well. Give it a go

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Night Terrors

Friday, June 28, 2013

It's Grime Time

When it comes to the sound known as Grime..or to be more geographically correct, Gutta-Step, HOU531, aka House (Man), hails from Motown and he's holdin' it down; and severely so much that it's bka Thug-Step.
Detroit's response (to all that's dub-by and step-ish) fuses homegrown electro-rhythms knotted w/ drum-n-bass & dubstep, culminating into something deep, dark and dynamic; essential listening for those trekking the trails of the urban psychosphere.. This one's titled Britannia, featuring footage of local urban skate-park and a recent set by HOU531 a few weeks ago Docile / Cryovac's rec23 event @UBC; video/edits by Jay Savi.

Monday, May 20, 2013

D/UBC = Docile / Urban Bean Company SUN26MAY13

Cryovac Recordings, along with Docile Records, host the Sunday May 26th edition at Urban Bean Company. Andrew Garcia, label-head for the aforementioned and Detroit Threads, celebrates release #23 of Docile; Dj's A. Garcia, Roman Debnar; live beats by H0U531; & Special guest dj's will accompany to lay it down at Urban Bean Co., @ 200 Grand River Ave., (corner of Griswold St.).

Come on down for day two (or day trois?) of Movement Fest weekend, 2013. Speakers give way at 6pm Get some coffee, espresso, cool refreshments and edible delights here while you're at it, & peep this video for the shindig below:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Service Street Fair, Sat. 9/25 behind 1400 Block of Gratiot Ave (E.Market)

September 22, 2010
Contact: Holice P. Wood
Phone: 313.420.7487

Behind Eastern Market's Atlas Building, the Third Annual Service Street Fair will highlight the street's artists, musicians and businesses.

Detroit, Michigan, September 25, 2010  The Service Street Community, together with Rocky's Investments and Eastern Market Corporation Present: The Third Annual Service Street Fair, from Noon until 12 am. Service Street, located between Russell and Riopelle south of Gratiot, will offer Detroiters a chance to explore this creative enclave's galleries and businesses to a diverse Detroit-centric soundtrack. The event is free though donations to help fund Service Street projects are encouraged.

Service Street will be lined with art installations and feature gallery open houses, street vendors, & BBQ for both meat-eaters and vegetarians alike.  The day begins w/ John Sinclair as your MC, featuring an assault of Service Street DJ's (12pm - 5pm)DJ Kraig Love, DJ JT, DJ E Spleece, HPW Production (5:00pm - 12:00am)  Starting with Planet D Nonet, The Electric FireBabies, Shoe, Black Irish, Detroit Life Allstars, and Ras Kente'  "Take No Prisoners" 

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, coolers and something warm to throw on in the evening. "People need to see this, what happens on this street should be shared with the rest of the city what a great vibe" said John Sinclair.  The Third Annual Service Street Fair is Free and will be held on September 25th from Noon until 12am   Street Parking on Gratiot and Russell is recommended.

for questions about vending or band info please call 313 420 7487 (HOLICE)
free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free 
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Movement (D.E.M.F.) 2010 Line-Up, More to be announced!!!

Everyone seems to be daunted by the sudden lack of exposure going on for Detroit's upcoming Movement 2010 festival, held annually since 2001.  This year's event celebrates the 10th year since its inception, having brought back the fire and free spirit of Motown, and is responsible for many a reawakening (in the same vain as the 'renaissance' theme carried Detroit through the 70's 80's til the not too distant past..). 

For those waiting, hold on; for those seeking info, here's all there is at the moment:  DEMF / Movement 2010 Line-up:

Acid Didj, Agoria, Anthony "Shake" Shakir, A-Trak, Cassy, Chris Liebing, Claude VonStroke, Dan Bain, Derrick Carter, Dj Dick, Dj Godfather, Dj Hype, Dj Koze, Dj Pierre, Dj Sneak, Francesco Tristano - Live, Hudson Mohawke, Ida Engberg, INNER CITY - LIVE (HEADLINER), ItaloBoyz, Jamie Jones, Jennifer Xerri, Joel Mull, John Acquaviva, John Johr, Josh Wink, Kenny Larkin - Live, K-Hand, Kid Sister - Live, Kraak & Smaak, Kyle Hall, Larry Heard, Luke Hess - Live, Magda, Mark Ernestus (Rhythm & Sound), Martin Buttrich - Live, Martinez Bros, Martyn, Matthew Hawtin, Michael Mayer, Minx, MODEL 500 (HEADLINER), Mr. Scruff, Onur Ozer, Paco Osuna, Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson w/ Will Sessions - Live, PLASTIKMAN / R.HAWTIN - LIVE (HEADLINER), Pretty Lights - Live, Punisher, Radio Slave, Recloose, Rex Sepulveda, Rick Wilhite, Rob Hood - Live, Rolando, Ryan Crosson, Scion - Live, Secrets - Live, Simian Mobile Disco - DJ Set, Stacey Pullen, Starski & Clutch, Theo Parrish, Woody McBride...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

(POSTPONED..) Sunset Season Opener by Pacific Sound !! Sunday 4-11-2010

Postponed until further notice.. :D
Yes yes, it's that time of year again.. let me tell you: I've always wanted to experience the Cali way of life, including outdoor events on beaches, under full moon's, and out in state parks during the daytime hours: and for FREE!!!  First time visiting CA (in 2004) I strolled Venice Beach and was impressed by multitude of simultaneous gatherings (one a rave, the other a dread-lock infested drum circle).  Coming from the midwest, let alone the grime and klang of Detroit City and its streets, this was a spectacle to behold, at least in my eyes...

Fast forward to my relocation to the SF Bay area a few years later, when I was introduced to the magnifico event styles of hosts/promoters PACIFIC SOUND ( ).  My first encounter involved a sold-out, 500 persons capacity Halloween Boat Party adrift in the San Francisco Bay back in 2007.  Come the following Spring, my friend Evan Rhodes and I drove up to Marin County for the Sunset Party and ever since then I've been an advocate for this new found California style of party: Outdoors, FREE, awesome beats, and literally thousands of people.. and infinite GOOD VIBES!!!  Seriously, it's a worthwhile experience, and can be addictive.. If you've got a chance to, especially if you've not done so before, you must GO!!! :D  I'm tentative for a visit to the bay mid April, but now I'm aiming for just a few days sooner so I can make this shindig!  More info at this Facebook Page and at / Pacific Sound Rides available here: http://TransportedSF.COM

pacificsound music presents:
SUNSET Season Opener
Sunday - April 11th, 2010
Stafford Lake Park, Marin County - California
11pm - 7pm, all welcome
Parking Fee: $8 per vehicle (this is the standard park entry fee which is unrelated to us)
DJs: SOLAR, GALEN, J-BIRD + special guests TBA!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Phoencia - Echelon Mall, Schematic Records (2010) NEW!

     Newly published and released by Miami-centric innovators Phoenecia (Schematic Records), Joshua Kay & Romulo Del Castillo's latest full length lp Echelon Mall is a culmination of the duo's exhibition and film works between 2004-09.  Allowing the flow and whirlwind of their cumulative artistic endeavors to dictate what was to be the inspiration for Echelon Mall, their modus operandi was sort of an editors nightmare style of collage- sculpted, molded, structured and tweeked to architecturally psound perfection!  This album features an eclectic array of themes and moods , the soundscapes of which are sure to take one on a mystical trek through the multi-faceted dimensions of the collective unconscious, tonally speaking of course.  Just my humble attempt at interpretation; listen/learn more here at their site/s:  (thanks to @djkero / for the heads^)

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Daft Punk track for TRON movie or not.. (rt @pitchforkmedia)

New Daft Punk TRON track, or Not..
Last week, a supposed new Daft Punksong from the Tron Legacy soundtrack called "Fragile" started making the rounds on ye olde blogosphere. It was buzzy, dancey, and contained some convincing gurgling noises.. (visit links/click to read rest of the original article at Pitchfork Media) - by Ryan Dombal, Pitchfork Media

Friday, January 22, 2010