Big ups to everyone that came out for our JAN edition of EXILE @ Canvas with guest Saint Thomas LeDoux. After a surprising technical glitch, we got things rolling. Shout out to Thomas for putting up with the issues. Great set btw if you missed out, your loss. This Saturday is our next installment of EXILE, our monthly techno excursion hosted and performed by Will Azada, myself and special monthly guests. This month we will take a break from the guests and have extended sets from Will and I for your listening enjoyment. Of course the plans are still the same – cover is $5, start at 10 and party til dawn! (um, no – 3am is it folks). It’s what we like to think of as dawn these days. It’s always nice to spread our wings a bit between guest outings so I promise it will be a great show for sure. In the spirit of the weekend warrior, I’m borrowing a saying from a good friend of mine and making it my own: TECHNO WILL EAT YOU. See you on sat.
Next month however…. um yeah. EXILE falls on my day of birth. Celebration is in order so we’ll have to plan something proper!!! I cant say what or how but rest assured, I am definitely not getting any younger so we’ll make sure to do it right! Stay tuned for that but in the meantime, prepare to do the techno.
Fellow BangTech12 dj and mix meister extraordinaire Christopher Gillyard, aka G-Major, will be this weeks host on the BT12 weekly show on Electropic Radio at 8pm entitled CIRCUIT. He will be showcasing several mixes including one from yours truly that I put together for Eno’s show, 1701. Other mixes will be from Annix TM, Taylor Norris and Mike Shadow. The show will be banging for sure so make sure to pour your self a drink and get comfy because the ride will be sweet! You can tune in HERE at 8pm for the broadcast. Big thanks to G-Major for putting my mix on and we hope to see back in the D soon! Much love to all my BT12 brothas from otha muthas!
Have you ever just sat around and thought to yourself where we are… I mean from a time perspective. Take “Back to the Future” for example. According to them we should have had flying cars in mass production two years ago, shoes that tie themselves and hover boards for little children. I suppose progress is a slow arduous process but damn, at least a hover board would be nice. I remember when I was a kid thinking how crazy it would be when I turned 20 and what year it would be, 30, then 40, and so on. I’m sitting here contemplating that i’ll be turning 42 in a couple of months and much like my metabolism, I feel a little like progress seems to have slowed down from where it was in the 90’s. Of course with things in the world seeming more and more like “Idiocracy” on a daily basis I could see why. Maybe I should be grateful that we have slowed down the progress of technology, or at least the release of it to the public seeing as we were moving rapidly closer to the singularity or maybe that’s how it happens… whoa.
Ok.. I’ll stop thinking about that now. There is already plenty of scary shit out there we’ll be dealing with for the next few years. No need to add to it. I think along with trying to eat better and get in shape, i’ll add working more on music as a new year resolution. My gear has been collecting dust for far too long. Now that I think about it, I have an entire Komplete set of plugins that I purchased and haven’t installed along with gear that isn’t even hooked up. Ok, now I feel really lazy. Well, I now know what i’ll be doing this weekend. STUDIO REPAIR and PREP. Hold up… I’m getting ahead of myself here, might have to postpone that seeing as i’ll be busy with EXILE @ Canvas on Sat. Our guest Saint Thomas Ledoux will be here and i’ll need to get ready to get down with him and my partner in crime, mr. technoPants himself, Will Azada. Hoping for a good turn out even though its going to be rather cold, we plan to heat things up. See you there!
Going from a new weekly to adding on a new monthly, it seems. We put on the first EXILE at Canvas and it went rather well. Lots of new faces along with a nice turn out. We have decided to tack on another show for the DEC 3rd (first Saturday of the month). Still working out the details but hopefully ALEX FALK from Knoxville (same guys to bring me to Birdhouse) will be able to guest spot. The space is small so the sound works nicely and there is a small but adequate space to dance along with plenty of bar space, lounging *couch included as well as a patio for smoking and social shenanigans.
Will doing his thing at EXILE (Nov5th)
The spot hosts plenty of artwork from local aspiring as well as accomplished artist from the mid-south area. Pretty swank little place. The first edition on the 5th was Will and I’s first official joint venture. We worked well together anyways but this worked out nicely because we switched off each hour then got to tag towards the end, also allowed enough space to give Kuntzman some deck time. The DDJ-RR worked out ok and the setup was slightly awkward due to the folks walking on behind us and having an “oh wait…” moment. All in all, i think with some tweaking on setup, it could be a slide in and bang it out type gig which are hard to come by. Here is a small pic of sometime at the event. (*note to self: take more pics). They do have screen that I think are hooked to a video system so maybe we can work a dvd screener of the event and maybe some cool graphics to rotate during the show…who knows?!?!? The best part of all this is that Canvas is in midtown (practically across from where the Full Moon used to be) Right where we like it.
Brian Hamilton and company do the third Sat (Soul in the City) there with plenty of house to please so we alternate as the techno group two weeks out. Hopefully you’ll check us out on the 3rd – If you came by and love the music, let us know in the comments and feel free to check out the event page on facebook and by all means, share.