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.:therapy w/ Alex Kenji... It's been a long time comin'!

I am pumped to me making my .:therapy debut this week, opening for the prolific DL/producer Alex Kenji.  I am a big fan of Alex's brand of tech-house, which is sometimes driving, other times shuffle'y and funky.  He also intersperses melodic elements, which is another guilty pleasure of mine.  Needless to say, I play a lot of his tracks.  It's going to be great to hear him do his thing.

For those that don't know, .:therapy is an after-hours club in Providence, RI.  It embodies everything I love about after-hours clubbing, as it's housed in a huge old brick warehouse, down a sketchy street, next to a highway, in a dodgy part of town (no disrespect, these attributes really are endearing to me!).  Most importantly, they book awesome EDM...


Layo & Bushwacka! to play RISE

Layo & Bushwacka! have been among my favorite artists for nearly a decade.  Like so many, I first learned about them when they released arguably their biggest hit, Love Story.  Then I stumbled upon their 1999 Essential Mix and was sold for life.  Their tuff mix of breakbeat, percussion, and organic elements grabbed me in a way that never let go.

Over the years the duo have kept with the times and adapted their sound to stay fresh.  Their current aesthetic of tech-house and techno is intelligent and persistent, and has me regularly DJing their tracks out and jamming to their live sets in the car.  This...


Together Fest chart on Beatport

Want to grab some of the tracks that I was pumped to play during Together?  Click the link below and find them at the bottom of my audio section.

http://www.mikeswells.com/media/audio/

Hotness from homeys like Danny Howells & Daniel Dubb, Layo & Bushwacka!, Anton Pieete, and more...




Together parties @ RISE announced

Saturday, April 23: ANTON PIEETE w/ Mike Swells
http://on.fb.me/antonpieeterise

Anton Pieete is a key member of Amsterdam's New School generation, storming dance floors with his captivating take on contemporary techno. Innovative and In Your Face, his hybrid sound is steeped in industrial techno twisted with tough, edgy high-octane tech house. Not only is he one to hear, but also one to see as reported in Mixmag's "Keep your eye on" feature (Feb 2010). The global dance music magazine describes him as one hell of a "hot new name you need to know about"...

Still not sure if Anton Pieete is worth the hype? Consider the artists he's released original music with and remixes for over the last few years:

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Miami Music Week wrap-up

It's amazing how quickly this week comes and goes. DJs & producers find themselves cramming in as much time as possible in the studio in the weeks and months leading up, and then *poof*... it's all over. In my early conference years, I was one of those guys who came home paler and more tired than I was before I left. Luckily for me, I've finally figured out how to do Miami right. It's a delicate balance of planning, networking, beaching, DJ'ing, dancing, partying, sleeping, and eating (not necessarily in that order).

As most of you likely know, 2011 was the first year in quite some time that the Winter Music Conference did not coincide with Ultra. I opted to attend the newly-coined Miami...


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