Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Young Robots Site Relaunch, West Coast Tour, MDA Vol. 3 and More
Hey DBJ fam. Apologies for a bit of hiatus in the "Year of the Edit" series, and this blog in general. Things have been very busy at DJ Apt One HQ and I've been unable to find the time to curate the project, but there will be more entries, just a little more infrequently. Shouts to Shawn for holding down the fort.
I wanted to give everybody a bit of a news update on all the things that have been keeping me from this and hit you with some tunes, info and some nation-wide show announcements.
-We have been making big changes over at Young Robots. We added DJ Ayres as a partner, redesigned our website, and we're slated to release a half-dozen records this fall. We have EPs from RCMP, Solidisco (aka D-Star), Bang Noyes (aka Bladerunners) and Pumpkin Patch. There are also various other singles and projects in the works including the RCMP remixes with work from Fifteenth (Sammy Bananas & Mike B), Elvis Suarez (Strictly Rhythm Recs), Pumpkin Patch, Burnso, Pink Skull (RVNG Intl), Laberge (Solid Bump) and Ayres.
We're also working on a podcast that will feature lots of guest interviews, guest mixes and more. Episode 1 is about the rise of the DC scene, Sadat X's homophobia and the upcoming VIA new media festival in Pittsburgh.
We just dropped Moombahton de Acero Vol. 3 today. This is the most recent entry in a series that has been hugely successful for us. It's a free download, featuring productions by Skinny Friedman, Jay Fay, Cassius Slay, Tiny Cat and yours truly. Preview it below as you read on!
Moombahton De Acero 3: Robots Jovenes by Young Robots Records
V/A - Moombahton de Acero Vol. 3 - DIRECT LINK
-There is some other future production I'm working on which I know will be of special interest to the disco and house savvy readers here at DBJ. I've been busy on a weirdo concept project with Sammy Bananas, some mid-tempo global sound singles and remixes with Gregor Salto and re-edits for Harmless Records' 40 Years of Philadelphia Int'l Records RE-Edits comp. Huge thanks for DBJ reader J-Ski for engaging me about that last project. I will keep everybody posted on those as they come out!
-Last but not least I have some tour dates coming up, and hopefully I will see some of our readership out on the road, as I always do. This week I'll be in NYC, Phoenix and LA, and there are dates later in the fall in Omaha, Chicago and elsewhere that I'll make sure to inform you about later.
I am actively looking to pick up a bunch of fall and early winter bookings for both DJ Apt One and RCMP, and if you are interested in having me in your town I'd like to hear from you. You can find my contact information at my site.
DJ Apt One, Skinny Friedman, DJ Ayres, Cousin Cole and Phi Unit
25 Avenue A
New York, NY
DJ Apt One, Pickster One and More
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Avenue
SPECIAL RCMP SET w/ Evol Intent, Adam F, Gigamesh
1735 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA
DJ Apt One, Mike B, Nate Day, Haycock
1455 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA