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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.


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

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:


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...

Miami: March 2011

This Tuesday, I am headed south to Florida my 8th consecutive conference. Starting March 22, 2011 I will spend 7 days in the Miami sun DJing, hanging with friends old new, losing my head to amazing DJs, and swimming in the ocean! I am hurting for some vitamin D and itchy, salty skin.

I have the distinct honor of playing at the 7th annual Porterhouse party on Saturday night @ Treehouse.  I'm not sure what other parties I'll hit, but I've got my eyes on at least a couple...

Tues 3/22: Saved @ SET

Weds 3/23: Incorrect @ Clevelander
Weds 3/23:  Bullitt Party @ Cameo

Thurs 3/24: VIVa villa party
Thurs 3/24:  Dig Deeper @ Treehouse
Thurs 3/24:  Loco Dice Marco Carola @ space

Fri 3/25: Listed: Danny Howells Cassy Tiki sunrise
Fri 3/25:  Audiofly / Guy Gerber / Steve Bug @ Treehouse

Sat 3/26:...


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