Friday, July 27, 2012
Riders of the Plastic Groove with Omar Santana on Friday, July 27, 2012.
More info at www.plasticgroove.com
Omar Santana bio:
H2OH Recordings was launched in 1993 by Omar Santana in New York City, releasing it’s own brand of true school hardcore flava. The Label has built up a strong reputation for itself with an arsenal of artists that includes the likes of Omar Santana, 3 da Hard Way, The Thundergods, Innerchild, The Scrumbleheads, DJ Jokey & Da Predator. It was such a success that a sister label by the name of Tricked Out Recordings was brought into operation in late 1996 to concentrate and add even greater ammunition to the audio warfare in breaks – setting the agenda for the Hard Hop & Breakbeat sound in America. With artists skilled in the trade of cut-up beats and sounds such as The Dark Side of the Shroom, Hard Hop Heathen & Wizard of Oh.
H2oH and Tricked Out Albums available on iTunes!
More info about Omar Santana can be found at:
Special thanks to CLAUDIA!
Beginning in warehouses and alley clubs the music fueled a movement that went deep into our hearts, our lives, and our culture. It is important for the new generation to understand what the roots of the what was to be, our utopia. Endless Love to the Old School is a page Dedicated to the Old School scene. Join Us!
Friday, July 20, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Riders of the Plastic Groove on Friday, July 13, 2012 with guest dj's Wally Callerio & GP.
More info at www.plasticgroove.com
Los Angeles, Calif.
Originally hailing from Boston, Wally Callerio (a.k.a. Poncho Warwick) made his way to the sandy beaches of Orange County as a young child and hasnʼt looked back since. An avid music lover as a young child, the transition to djʼing was a natural progression. “I donʼt really know why I got into djʼing” Callerio says, “I just loved music and listening to it. This was a way for me to not only listen but manipulate what I was hearing…I was interested in mixing 2 different sounds…”
Widely regarded as one of the premier producers and selectors in his genre, Callero continues to push the musical envelope. With over 40 original tracks and 15 remixes under his name in 2011 alone, itʼs no wonder that his label, Dufflebag Recordings continues at the musical vanguard even after 14 years. From itʼs humble beginnings with acclaimed tracks “Deju vu/Whispers” and “In Your Arms/Thisgo,” Dufflebag has since released music of both house heavyweights and up-and-coming talents alike including: Derek Dunbar, Corduroy Mavericks, Manjane, and Will Jax. Contrary to other labels, Callerioʼs philosophy and approach to creative disposition is simple: trust the artist and give them full discretion over their artform.
As a dj, Callerioʼs signature sound showcases a blend of improvisation, technical
wizardry, and a crate that spans nearly two decades. Drawing upon influences from Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, A Tribe Called Quest and Frank Sinatra, Wally knows where he wants his focus to be: the vocals. Callerio explains, “I want people to walk away whistling a melody or singing a vocal that sticks with them.” And if youʼre one of those who have had the opportunity to experience it firsthand, you can attest to his ability not only make your feet move, but your ears smile.
As a producer, Wally challenges and stretches the boundaries of musical construction. Experiments in phrasing and selection are some of the key ingredients that produce the creative dissonance that is signature of his sound. Wally explains, “I am trying more musical, crossover house while trying to keep that underground feel. I donʼt want my music to be limited to just 8-bar phrases. I like to experiment, break some rules and make the listener think about what they are hearing.” And with over 20 years under his belt, his diversification goes unmatched; his tracks have been known not only to be enjoyed on the dancefloor through massive sound, but also in listenerʼs homes while enjoying a lovely dinner.
2012 marks the iconic labelʼs 15-year anniversary. Whatʼs next? “For one, a number of new changes…” Callerio remarks, “ I donʼt try to predict the future of house, I just try to give it my imagination and push with my music. I try to inspire people into making and playing the right stuff.” Although these changes remain to be seen, if the past is any indicator of what to expect, one can only be sure that Callero will have a few tricks up his sleeve.
1200 traxx, alluv, Beatdown, Classic Music, Electric Soul, Farris Wheel Recordings, Guesthouse, Jump Music, Juiced Music, Liberate , Life, Magnetic, Maracuja, Mezzo, Minority, Motion, My Utopia, Oomph, Panhandle, Popular, Private Parts, Robsoul, Sampled, Shaboom, Shak Digital, Sweet Mother, Twisted, Wax Records.
Friday, July 6, 2012
C^stillo is a record producer and a Minimal/Deep Techno and Acid DJ. Born and raised in Pomona, California, Castillo grew up listening to early 80’s New Wave and Industrial music. He developed an eclectic taste in music around the Pomona arts colony–an enclave and breeding ground for many musicians and artists alike; creating an electrifying atmosphere in the local venues such as the renowned Glass House, the Pomona Fox Theater and the now-defunct Green House.
Castillo was first exposed to the Los Angeles-based underground dance community in 1990, identifying with the urban culture and the art of Djing. This new and exhilarating scene prompted him to form close ties with likeminded individuals. In 1994, Castillo founded the Acid Groove Family, a collective of DJs, artists and writers whose main focus was to produce events that preserved the integrity of the underground community.
Today Castillo describes his style as, “Minimal acid dark tekno with the intention to take them [the dance crowd] on a deep journey to the unknown using my beats and soundscape as their guide…” and “…Work them into a cerebral frenzy”. A perfect example of his DJ work is the recent online release of his mix simply entitled RE-CONNECT. (http://soundcloud.com/alfonso-castillo-mnd/c-stillo-re-connect)
As Castillo continues to break boundaries djing his Minimal/Deep Techno and Acid sets, his true innovation has to be the launch of his new label INNERM^TTER Recordings.. His new platform to unleash his original productions on the techno fans of Los Angeles and the world..
David Christophere’s Electronic Music Career started back in a humid warehouse in st pete Fl Dec ’91 where he and his future Rabbit in the Moon collaborator Monk threw the first underground Rave party in Florida. The rest as they say is history.
After several singles released on their Hallucination Recordings label under the name Anarch-E, his first major success as a producer came in 1993 with the release of the Rabbit in the Moon’s”Phases of an Out of Body Experience” single on Hardkiss Records. As a remixer, he has reworked songs by artists such as Depeche Mode, Garbage, BT/Tori Amos , Sarah McLachlan , Orbital, Stone Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, Goldie, Delerium, and Paul Oakanfold.
As a live performer, his music took Rabbit in the Moon on a tour around the globe. As a DJ he’s played the biggest clubs and events in the US and parts of Asia and Europe. To say he’s a pioneer is an understatement. To say he’s one of the Godfather’s of the US Rave scene, he would say nah.. That makes him sound retired… and his set, is far from over. As he celebrates 20 years in the scene. If age is just a number, and great music is timeless. David Christophere has proven to the world that he is here to stay…