A bevvy of current dance music favorites, includng Kaskade, Pretty Lights and DJ Shadow, have been announced as part of America’s first traveling electronic music festival, titled Identity. The event will travel through North America’s amphitheaters in August and September, like mini-Ultra Music Fests, bringing the current dance music rush to nearly 20 cities before it’s over. All of the dates will be announced soon, but here’s the full line-up of DJ and live electronic performers on the line-up. …MORE
Below are B+’s words regarding this mix. This is definitely a great mix that helps showcase Mochilla’s deep body of work. Music from DJ Shadow, Jackson Conti, Suite for Ma Dukes, King Britt, Quantic, J. Rocc, Nobody, DJ Nuts and more. Enjoy and Happy Holidays.
The response to the first part of this mix has been incredible. Thank you for all the support, retweeting, and reposting. Mochilla loves the love. Part two here today for download is stepping the game up and to quote Coleman, “I wanted this mix to slap everyone in the face and get them to pay attention.” It is purely rhetorical of course, our version of a slap in the face is the caress of boss nova, the thump of cubia or the heat stopping wind sucking gaps of great syncopation. This mix has all of that.
Remember of course these are 20 minute teasers for the full mixes coming in 2011.
Just a quick note on the photo that we used on the cover – I snapped this one at the great “La Marcha” way back in 2001. It was taken in the Zocalo in Mexico City and Maldita Vecindad were performing in solidarity with the EZLN. The kid on his friend’s shoulders with the El Che shirt embodies all that we wanted Mochilla to be way back in ’01 – engaged, excited, energetic and happy. Our brother and design guru Keith Tamashiro flipped it into our first logo and Stephen Serato has reflipped it into our 10 year mix cover.
This will warm your ears, brighten your heart and remind you of the strength of good music. Download, hit play and you know – turn it up…
Thanks for all your support and happy holidays,
Is it wrong that erica and i feel like the canadian border guards are way more attractive and pleasant than the american ones? i dunno, let’s discuss.
At some point in time on the 12th we passed through the border into canada after having left pigeon johnny at a US hotel with a toothbrush, ipod, and skateboard. bureaucracy — ya know.
Erica and I were going to have to open for DJ Shadow without Pigeon John… OH MY GAWD. !!1!!1
Got to toronto, layered on the “Cosby sweaters” (it’s cold now), and did a great show with DJ Slippryfingr (… aka Adam the Tour Mngr) standing in. Erica’s material is loads of fun …
DJ Shadow has been slowly rolling out new music as part of his Shadowsphere tour. He debut two new cuts at Brooklyn Bowl this week, including what sounds to be an AC/DC sampling banger being called “I Gotta Rock,” (previously captured with worse audio quality) as well as a far more mellow untitled piece featuring some gentle piano and light vocal scratching. Add to these the track “Redeemed” played live over the summer, and the “Def Surrounds Us/I’ve Been Trying” single that was issued last month, and the vision of a full Shadow album, his third since his legendary Endtroducing debut, is starting to take shape. …MORE
Pigeon John is currently on tour with DJ Shadow across America. We asked the MC to check in periodicaly with URB.
Just leaving New Orleans. I tried to take Bourbon last night alone… Did a job or two. Played pool and won with strangers. Requested alot of NIN on The Dungeon’s jukebox and I felt like the city gave a me a police escort. We ate powdered doughnuts in the sun. Me and two Audrey Hepburns, were sung to… Which made me jet for a smoke or two. The show at House of Blues show was awesome. Shadow pulled it out of that old house. Great people here, glad to have shook hands. Next up Atlanta…. omg.
I’m in Atlanta at this Waffle House near our …