December 25, 2011

Feliz Navidad (Juarez, Mexico)

Reporting from my home away from home – Juarez, Mexico.

Wanting to wish all of my readers a Feliz Navidad!

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December 20, 2011

Midwest DJ Throwdown 2011

It’s that time of the year again to have some fun at the Midwest DJ Throwdown.  This yearly competition has been going on for the past 3 years.  I was placed in the first bracket and I am happy to report that I came in first, hence winning my spot at the Finals on January 14th.  Much luck to all the contestants.  To those that win their individual brackets….see you in January!  :-)

www.MidwestDJThrowdown.com

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November 15, 2011

Gamarjobat

Stumbled upon these very talented and comical performers.   Enjoy!

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November 12, 2011

Madeon

Came upon this amazing Disco House producer by ways of my good buddy DJ Protege.  The following video is one impressive example of what he does.  (Very GirlTalk-ish)  Enjoy!

Madeon – Pop Culture

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November 1, 2011

Halloween

This is one of my favorite celebrations of the year!  Not just because it’s an excuse for females to dress provocatively in public, but because it’s an excuse for me to dress provocatively…errr…I mean it’s a chance for me to put on a costume and let my inner kid out.  My procrastination caught up to me this year but thankfully I keep all my costumes so even though I don’t like doing this, I will admit I recycled some old ones.  Phantom of the Opera, Deadmau5, and Droog (Clockwork Orange) were the ones I went for.  The Deadmau5 one was the biggest hit.  I basically kept getting stopped to get pictures taken practically every 5 mintues.  This year, my buddy DJ Mighty Mike dressed up as the Party Rock Shuffle Bot, so you can only imagine the hit we both were when walking together and DJ’n together.  Friday at Six Lounge and Saturday at Hangar wearing those heads, we were the center of attention not only for wearing them but because we were DJ’n with them.  Very enjoyable Halloween marathon weekend … now time to detox my liver and start planning next year’s costume.

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October 25, 2011

Mix – Party Off the Pounds!

Get your butt up and let’s start the workout!  On your next run or workout routine make sure to pop this mix in to get you pumped up and sweating the pounds off!  This is the second mix in the “No Ableton, No Post Production, All Live, Raw, and Un-Edited” series.  Feel free to download and share it with your friends.

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October 20, 2011

Mix – 11:11

Inspiration can often times come at strange times.  It was at the ever mysterious 11:11 time that I started this mix so I chose to name it that way.  No Ableton, No Post Production, All Live, Raw, and Un-Edited.  Feel free to download and comment.

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October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs…wow, where to begin?  I don’t think I can do him justice with my little blog.  What I can do is pay respects to a great visionary that not only changed a lot of people’s lives through the products he helped design but also influenced me as an engineer.  Steve Jobs was one of those few visionaries that saw things beyond the box, not just outside of it.  There is a reason why many companies to this day are still playing catch up to the various products he helped design.  He understood that it wasn’t just about making things look pretty and that it wasn’t just about putting the biggest engine in to make it go vrooom.  He understood that it took both ideas working in unison.  That synergy creates a product that is powerful and is still easy to use.  In order for consumer technology to move forward, it should be able to be used by everyone, not just the Nerds.  This is a concept he understood and applied to everything he worked on.  Simplicity and efficiency is key.  Thank you Steve Jobs for inspiring me to not just be a lemming designer working within the boring box and instead to push the boundaries in engineering/design and always look ahead of the curve, not just follow it.  Thank you for making me into an Imagineer, not just an Engineer.  Rest in Peace.

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October 3, 2011

Samurai Umbrella

Samurai Umbrella

Two Words:  Totally Awesome!

Gotta love the Japanese culture…I want one!  My Birthday is in 3 months everybody, just saying.  ;-p

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September 30, 2011

Vegas, baby…VEGAS!

It’s that time of the year again… Bumsquad DJz Family Reunion!

As I must follow the unwritten rule of “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas”, I will have to omit certain stories and basically keep this post short.  I know I know, I apologize for this but that’s just the rule! :-p First of all, let me give a big shout out to my Bumsquad Family for another successful reunion.  I met many new DJ’s and Producers as well as reuniting with some old DJ friends from all over the country.  I flew in Monday morning and partied like a Rockstar (ok, more like a normal dude) for two nights.  Where to begin, where to begin…. (FYI, if this post sounds like a big name dropping post…….well it is, I have much love for all my DJ friends so I always make sure to mention them when possible so you can follow them whether on facebook or twitter!)

Monday:  Arrived in Las Vegas at 8a.m.  Ended up helping Latin Prince (Bumsquad President) and Elaine (VP) getting everything sorted and ready to go for registration.  This is where the Vegas adventures begins.  Ok, not to bore you with the daytime details, I’ll move on to the night’s festivities.  After heading to Planet Hollywood for the Bumsquad meetup at Yolos, DJ Antix and I decided to head over to TABU at the MGM Grand.  There we met up with DJ Mpulse, Ebonix, Serafin, Andrew B, Chris the Rebel, Fabian LV, Rockwell & Bizonee.  After chillin there for a bit some of us decided to head over to XS at Encore.  S/o to Andrew B for the hook-up for the quick entry into the club to see Fedde le Grand.  There we met up with pretty much the DMS record pool peeps.  Victor Menegaux, Danny Diggz, Kevin Scott, CEO, Serafin, Antix, Mpulse, Andrew B, and I … bottle service all around = Fuzzy Night.  Ending the night chatting up re-telling the evening’s adventures at McD’s with Antix, Serafin, Ebonix, Mpulse, Rockwell & Bizonee.

Inside jokes of the night: “Just living the Dream”  & “High-Five!”

Tuesday:  Fast forward to the night… Insert coins at the old strip to support Bumsquad and Smash Vidz.  Stayed there for a bit then jumped over to Moon at the Palms.  I wanted to go to Studio54 at the MGM Grand to say hi to DJ Scene but our open window to see Jazzy Jeff was closing so we all had to make a sacrifice.  Sorry buddy, you know I’ll be there next time!  Arriving at the Palms DJ Rocko, Danny West, Crumbz, and I headed up to Moon.  The incredible DJ Melo-D from the Beat Junkies was on the tables opening up.  So clean with his mixes.  Very nice guy, glad to of finally met him.

After some time, DJ’s seemed to of took over the place.  DJ CriscoKid, Phenom, Antix, Mpulse, Ebonix, Ill-Set, Danny West, Eddie Deville, Andrew B, Rocko, Crumbz, Rockwell, Flipz, CabezonMC, NeVaNeRvOuS, Bizonee…and the list keeps going. (I apologize if I missed someone)  Jazzy Jeff went on and like always, put on a turntablist style great show.  There is a reason why he is the “Magnificent” Jazzy Jeff.

Inside joke of the night:  “Hello Kitty”

Until next time Vegas!

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