Friday, October 26, 2012
Riders of the Plastic Groove with guest DJ MIke C on Friday, October 26, 2012 on 88.9fm KUCI in Irvine California and world wide at www.plasticgroove.com
DJ Mike C. was first introduced to the L.A. underground in 1991, and quickly became a regular of the scene attending numerous raves, clubs and afterhours events. Instantly intrigued by the deejays behind the music, Mike purchased his first set of Technics 1200 turntables and a mixer. And the addiction began! Mike spent countless hours teaching himself to mix, and when he wasnât mixing he could be found record hunting all over Southern California. From Old Skool Techno to Progressive and Deep House, Mike was spending his every dime on building his vinyl collection.
Mikeâs journey grew quickly from spinning at local parties with friends out to the L.A. afterhours scene in 1993, where he at played at many one off events opening up for and along side of some of L.A.âs best house jocks. This led to him landing a spot as one of the resident deejays at The Beverly Room from 1994 to 1996, and also some guest appearances at The Arena in Hollywood, CA.
With the constant changing L.A. rave and club scene going in a different direction, Mike decided to take a break in 1996 to pursue his personal and professional life. Mike started playing more local mainstream bars and clubs, and eventually got married and started a family in 2001. It was at that point that Mike packed away his equipment and took an extended hiatus from spinning all together to focus exclusively on his family and contracting business. Late 2011 is when all of that changed. Mikeâs long time friend DJ One Love motivated him to unpack the turntables and start spinning again. With a new found excitement and an endless love for the music, Mike C. was back in action practicing and polishing his skills, and once again music hunting. Currently collecting and playing several genreâs, Mike C. will always be trying to find that certain sound; that certain sound that is him.
DJ Mike C info at www.facebook.com/mr.connell
Friday, October 12, 2012
Riders of the Plastic Groove on Friday, October 12, 2012 with Ron D Core and guest.
Sorry for the glitch in the show where the recording has stopped. That's the joy of always doing a LIVE show!
More info about RotPG please check out www.plasticgroove.com
More info about Ron D Core at www.DrFreeclouds.com
Spinning records since 1985, Co-Owner & Founder of Dr. Freecloudâs Mixing Lab since 1994. Owner and creator of Atomic Hardcore Recordings + Oblivion Records (Californiaâs first Hardcore record labels). Ron has recorded and been featured on many Hardcore and nonâHardcore from all over the world including: Atomic Hardcore Recordings (Costa Mesa), Industrial Strength (New York), Head Fuck (Italy), Epileptik (France), UC Music (Chicago), V-Wax (Los Angeles), Swell (Arizona) & most recently the Dr. Freecloud label. Throughout the years of Ron D Coreâs DJ career heâs thrown a lot of events (large and small), and always memorable such as Dr. Freecloudâs Psychedelic Drugstore (Halloween Rave in Santa Ana 1990) + Hot Lemonade (an Acid House event in Downtown Los Angeles 1989) + NoâDoz (a weekly afterhours in Los Angeles 1992â1993) + Funny Farm (a hardcore weekly in Orange County 1993â1994) + Plazma (a Hardcore weekly in Fullertonâs Digital Kilinik 1997) + Operation 1 & Operation 2 (Large scale events celebrating Dr. Freecloudâs BâDays) + Funky Shit Happens! (Large Rave @ Orange Show in San Bernadino) + Blitzkrieg (MegaâOutdoor Desert Festival) Hardcore vs. House party + Megablast (all Hardcore event @ The Glasshouse in Pomona) & coâPromoted with Sid P.W.L.Y. + 13 (all Hardcore event in Pomona) thrown on the 13th of any given month.
Ron has played at some of the largest and most memorable events in the world such as: Electric Daisy Carnival + Nocturnal Wonderland + Smoke Out + Circa + Together As One + Monster Massive + Bassrush + Pyrotechnodiscoworks + Audiotistic + Opium + Willie Wonka + Aliceâs House + Stranger Than Fiction (L.A.âs first Massive 1990 @ The Shrine Auditorium) + Narnia + Future World + Aphroditeâs Temple + Shivaâs Erotic Banquet + Cyberslam & too many others to mention & played for crowds up to 50,000 people. Ron has played with some of the biggest names in the business such as: Speed Freak + Lenny Dee + DJ Producer + Juan Atkins + J. Saul Kane (Depth Charge) + Rob Gee + Neophyte + DJ Paul + Babu (Beat Junkies) + DJ Dan + Doc Martin + Manu Le Malin and loads of others. Some of the articles and interviews Ron has been featured in are: Urb Magazine + Entrepeneur + OC Weekly + XLR8R + DJ Times + Daily Pilot + Yellow Rat Bastard + Thunder Magazine (Thunderdome Holland) + L.A. Weekly + Club Life + Tribe + Free Bass + Fix Magazine + Rave (Porn Magaine) + Culture and moreâ¦ Ron has been featured in a Movie Documentary about the rave scene and itâs history called âBetter living Through Circuitry,â & the book called âGeneration Exstacy,â. Ron is continuosly working hard in the Electronic Music scene Recording DJâing and Promoting the Hardcore he loveâs and supports. Keeping Dr. Freecloudâs the store and the Vinyl alive is nothing short of dedication to the scene.
DJ Dement has been in and around the LA underground scene since 1993, DJâing since 1995. From 2000 to 2010 he took a break from the scene but found himself still searching for that underground sound. A trip into Dr. Freeclouds, to buy a CD, led to starting up a vinyl collection again with a new itch to get back out into the scene. Along with his ânewâ vinyl collection he found a new love, Industrial Hardcore. Itâs a generally slower, dark and often grungy style of Gabber. While formating sets, he tends to have an idea of where to go but not have set tracks to play, with a multi subgenre of Hardcore. Hardstyle, Gabber, Industrial and Core âN Bass (also know as crossbread) Recently he has been working with Dr. Freeclouds, Audio Science, Dirty Snare and CDP with hopes to work with many more of the LA area promoters in the near future.
More info to come.