This Thursday March 17th @ Meltdown Comics a silent auction for www.weheartjapan.com where all proceeds will go to the Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund. A painting of mine will be available please stop by & support, browse & donate in whatever capacity capable. Here’s the Facebook invite. Please pass this on!
Sean Carnage Mondays ARE THE BEST. You heard it here four thousandth. It’s no mystery why Mondays are the best. You should probably go to one. Here’s the new video from LACO$TE that debuted last night!
My favorite “friends” on foursquare are the personally enriching ones that throw suggestions “my” way and as of now it happens to be the businesses/tvstations & savvy webdividuals who jumped on the Foursquare boat & sailed into awesome port. Here they are so you can sail with them too:
Chinatown tonight is gonna be packed on the Gin Ling Way with plenty of quality events & people I respect. I like the idea of us all pushing forth the awesome & cause at the same time, crossing over and being LEGIT. First off our event is in the NO BS vein which is my heart and soul of SOLID music, TALENTED people and honestly…NO BULLSHIT. WHAT A CONCEPT. Seems crazy? It’s not. Simple and to the point. I don’t believe in over hyped nonsense I stick to quality and deliver. Sound good? Well then fucking show up. No RSVP. No Cover. What do you want me to wrap it in a pretty package and make it nice for you? Sorry. This dancefloor is for sweat not your padded problems.
Last week I hit up DJ/Promoter Jasefrmoutrspace to ask him a few questions about his upcoming party on Saturday, futurejams & who does his always awesome flyers that I see around. His interview is below…
♥How did Saturdays VS. party come about?
It started a month back after my trip to NY. I was catching up with my friend Jacques Renault after seeing both him and Justin play. After the party the three of us were talking about The Chase and Justin asked me when I was going to bring him out. I’ve worked with Justin briefly before when I brought out Jacques. In addition to NY, I’ve also seen Justin play in LA and have heard a few of his mixes, which I really like. I thought that it would be great to have him play The Chase, and next thing you know, I’m back in LA planning the party.
So to make the party complete, since I had two rooms, I wanted to have Blackdisco host the upstairs. I’m a big fan of the Blackdisco parties and I’ve been thinking of working with Kevin from Blackdisco for a while. So I thought that this would be a good opportunity to work with some good friends and have a great party!
♥Who does the flyers/design for your nights?
One of my best friends, Jay. He’s a talented graphic designer and artist, who heads up the art direction for The Chase flyers. Sometimes we brainstorm on ideas, and I can always trust that he will take my abstract concepts to another level. He puts in a lot of time into the design of the flyers to give the people something fresh that you don’t always see these days. Jay does all my graphics, he’s great to work with, and I love his artistic expression.
This party was a special edition with Blackdisco. Kevin wanted to design the flyers, so we went with it, and the came out cool.
♥Any future parties you’re excited about?
I’m excited about all of them. I get to bring my dj friends from around the world to play for me and share their music with everyone out there.
And since you asked, up next, I have Brennan Green coming out to play a private birthday party for myself that I’m really looking forward to. Also, I’m excited to have the talented Woolfy play The Chase on July 4th, at The Mountain Bar.
Besides my monthly in Chinatown, I started a residency at the Avalon where I get the opportunity to feature some of my favorite djs. I have Jacques Renault down for early August, and some other big names in the works for the end of summer that I won’t say too much about now. There will be more info on my myspace page coming soon.
The Chase Vol.1 <=Download this mix
Glossy – Last Night
Den Hann – Night Shift
Hverfisgotu Disco – Forever (Dagur Nilsson Re-Edit)
Gay Marvine – I Who Have Nothing (Re-Edit)
Patrick Cowley – Menergy
Kebekelektrik – War Dance (Special Greg Wilson Re-Edit)
L.E.B Harmony – Feeling Love
Giorgio Moroder – Chase
Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Megamix)
I’ve been receiving lovely texts (and one rather early 5am call) from Laurie (aka Appleblim) reminding me of his very exciting and first trip to LOS ANGELES. One half behind one of my favorite labels Skull Disco Mister Blim will be headlining @ the Echoplex THURSDAY night here in LA. If you haven’t listened yet pull up your knickers and get focused now is the TIME.
This SUNDAY I’ll be setting up shop near the Fairfax & Melrose Flea Market in the back of BARRACUDA w/ more than a handful (two hands + a foot?) of vendors sharing their wares/vintage/handmade stuff . I will be selling some vintage gear & super marked down preview items from SaraTeaShop.com as well some of my own personal stuff!! Come say hi, listen to some tunes, kick back and hannnnnnnnnggggg.
Last night I went to the Kimmel show for the second time. The last show I saw was on their cockfueled adventures of Eagles of Death Metal. This time MSTRKRFT was slated to perform along with rumbles & rumors of other people. It turned out Noreaga & Isis accompanied them onstage…the latter whom I hadn’t seen since she was slated to perform at my SXSW party in 2007 in Thunderheist. I kept my cameraphone closed once we hit the green room cause the signs politely told you not to but I promise you the imaginary photos of the banana samosas & sweet potato fries looked ravishing. I got a few afterwards…don’t you love my photo skillz?
The green room is alway an adventure of exhaustion mixed with ego & pure indifference. Okay I don’t really mean that the Green Room is a land of aplenty! But honestly this Green Room was fun I think Kimmel is just smart as fuck or someone working for him his. The catering was good, the place was laid out right and they had pinball machines…okay they weren’t plugged in but WHATEVER! They were there. Overall it was relaxing…the bartender was very nice & wanted me to drink. Wait…maybe that’s his job.
Either way once we got carted out to see the band we heard a quick soundcheck and it was refreshing to hear sounds over friggen million dollar soundsystem (I’m totally ballparking that number). I’ve gotten so used to shitty when I actually heard beats properly displayed I got PSYCHED. The video is below and you can see me slap the air around 2:47…and in the start (on the left) giving a double chaka brah*. XOXOXO!
*Yes it’s “Chaka Brah” instead of “Shaka Brah” because I believe in the Church of Chaka (I feel for you)
Just got the headsup from Ghostly peeps telling me about their 10 year anniversary here in LA WHAT!? Ten years since Sam Valenti sat amongst 12″s piled to the ceiling in his Ann Arbor dorm room and said “This is gonna happen dammit”. Don’t quote me on that last part I totally made it up (not the 12″ piles tho). Sam has been nothing but nice to me times ten esp that time in Vegas where he introduced me to some kid @ a magazine (Fader?) very kindly and they completely ignored me because they hate girls who dj. Ok I may be making that part up too…but not the part where they looked right thru me like I was invisible paper mache: TRUE. C’mon bitches does it hurt to do a handshake?
Photos by Rae Threat
Last night I left my house early and started the night out right. Tried to see Icy Lytes but wires crossed and that just did not happen. Headed east to the 100 pieces for $100 bucks @ Sugar Salon where my honey and a few other trusted friends suggest I go get my hair cut.
I’m assuming that the show will be up for a month or more. Green Truck was also there my favorite healthy savior of the Mothertrucker Veggie Burger during random events including a Brian Lichtenberg show back during fashion week here in LA and also caught them during my friend’s Dressy Bessy show @ the Troubadour.
After that I needed someone to do Echoplex with for Eon Mckai’s party in conjunction with Miss Kitty’s 7 year anniversary. I ended up going with my friend Martin where later Eon told me he was twittersaulted so we actually never got to give hi fives. That’s okay…we actually hi fived earlier that week. I didn’t put the array of faces together til afterwords but I’m pretty sure I saw (stared) at a twitter friend (crush) as well as my one of my favorites photographers/performers Austin Young. All photos by Rae Threat.