No, it’s not a film about Afrika Babaataa challenging Steve Aoki to a cage match over rights to the genre name—but this film by new director Stephen Vazquez captures the blog-house era of the mid-to-late-’00s by interviewing just about every DJ you’ve cared about during that time—A-Trak, Steve Aoki, Crookers, Dave-1, Spank Rock, Ninja Sonik, Moby, Justice, Armand Van Helden, DJ Premier, DJ Qbert, N.A.S.A, Boys Noize.
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The film makes it’s LA debut tonight at the Vista Theater in Silverlake. The doors are at 6:30 with the screening beginning at 7:30. Afterwards there will be an …
About a week ago, we were all excited to hear the new song by Interpol, “Lights,” a seeming return to their gothic roots that got us all re-excited about guitar rock back in 2003. We were especially titillated by bassist Carlos D, whose DJ sets combining everything from Guns N Roses to The Cure had us dancing night after night at burgeoning hipster parties like Steve Aoki’s and Franki Chan’s FUCKING AWESOME!!! Thursdays and the long running Club Bang. We even put him solo on the cover of URB, making him the first “rock star” cover in our magazine’s history. …MORE
As the head behind the ever expanding IHeartComix mini-empire, Franki Chan is a DJ/promoter/illustrator worth watching. Chan can now add remixer to that job description, with his version of The Very Best’s “Nsokoto” finding it’s way into the mix, along with tracks and remixes by Drop the Lime, Mr. Vega, Boy 8-Bit, Acid Girls, The XX and more.