On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). It ruled that the proposition, which attempted to define a married couple as man and woman, is a violation of the rights of married gay couples. This is a truly historic process and resolution, as it was the first time the high court ever held a discourse to this extent over gay civil rights. Likewise, Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California, was overturned.
Over the years its been a bit of a back and forth between proponents of DOMA and Proposition 8, and those who support the civil rights of the LGBT community — one step …
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Pacha NYC presents a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief featuring some of the world’s top DJs and artists. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Greater New York Red Cross and other local organizations.
We’ve all been there, walking into the club only to be confronted with an opening DJ pounding out the biggest peaktime tunes to a sparse crowd of early arrivals who are more concerned with checking their coat and grabbing a drink than sweating it out on the dance floor. It’s the first no-no of the warm-up DJ set, and is repeated by all of the star jocks—including Josh Wink, Hector Romero, Mike Huckaby and DJ Dan—in a recent blog post by NYC DJ school Dubspot. Other tips include making room for the next DJ in the booth, not dropping the headliners biggest hit right before he goes on (duh) and packing something “throwback or silly” which according to DJ Shiftee will make your set memorable without messing with the vibe of the whole evening.
It has been a minute since I have heard from Satoshi but that isn’t necessarily his fault. Understandably I was stoked when this little number was dropped in my inbox. Satoshi under the guise of MES has released Back to Basics, a driving little tech house joint, on his own label Saw Recordings with MotorCitySoul on the remixes. Satoshi has worked with many of the finer names in the business including David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, and Hector Romero all of which form part of the Def Mix Crew out of NYC. Satoshi has been kind enough to drop the original mix here for URB readers to check out. Make the jump for link and album info.