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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

 

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

 

March 20: Road to Ultra

Ok! It's time to get down(tempo). I'm thrilled to celebrate my return--triumphant or otherwise--to the Ambient Mafia this Saturday with a downtempo set at Road to Ultra. The Mafia will be hosting the second room at this delicious event, held at one of my favorites...Supperclub. The mainroom is keeping up its end of the bargain with some juiiiicy DJs. See the flyer below.

Oh, did I mention you can go for free? Yes, all of you! Just email your name to rsvp@keyframe-entertainment.com and arrive before 11 p.m. I'm on at 11:45, so doesn't that work out nicely?

I'm putting together an all-new set for this one. (Thanks to those of you who sent suggestions in my Facebook poll!) See you there!

Event details below and on Facebook.



Sunday, February 21, 2010

 

Rescheduled: Sound System Syndicate Internet Radio

Hi everyone! Due to unexpected broadcasting issues, Sound System Syndicate Internet Radio will not be broadcasting today. I'll be rescheduled to appear another time. I'll keep you posted, of course.

Those of you following my side project, the folk-inspired band The Everhearts: We'll be playing our one-year anniversary show on Saturday, March 6. Find us at McGrath's Irish Pub in Alameda opening the night at 8pm. Headlining is Gayle Lynn and The Hired Hands. $5 cover. 21+.

Also, photos from Love Transmission in Sacramento last week are online now. Thanks to Signal for having me out. And last but not least, look for my new mix release "neo.maximal" soon!!

Thanks for your support. I'll see you on the dancefloor!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

 

Feb 21: Sound System Syndicate Internet Radio

Hey everyone! I'll be on internet radio again this Sunday. I love playing for my friends around the world. I'll be on at 7 p.m. Pacific US Time, with an interview before and after.

Thanks to everyone who came out for Love Transmission last weekend. That was ri-di-cu-lous. I think we all got in the zone, don't you??


Sunday, February 21
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SSS CA Underground presents
DJ Amber, Cindy Sunshyne, DJ Reign
Hosted by DJ ZION
Tune in online at www.stickam.com/ssscaunderground

For artist biographies and show archives visit www.stickam.com/ssscaunderground

About the show...

Sound System Syndicate
California Underground Dance Music Radio

SSS CA Underground is a bi-weekly webcast (unless scheduled differently). Our goal is to provide a platform to expose the talent of local Bay Area Dj�s in the Underground Dance scene to the friends and fans with our web cast.

We will have at least one guest dj every show along with the host Dj�s (DJ ZION & DJ Reign.) We will have a short interview with our guest dj. We aim on giving the guest djs an opportunity to share their love of dance music and allow them to play any style of music. This is not always the case, as when getting booked for gigs you usually have to play what they book you for.

Each show you can comment during the show or ask questions to the djs about their music. And we will do our best to answer them. We are striving to bring you a wide variety of underground dance music.

Dance music that is hardly heard out on the radio or in the clubs. Many of our guest djs play our regularly here in the Bay Area at Clubs or Underground raves.

We are very excited to bring you this new format and share with all of our new listeners as we take this journey through our passion �Dance Music� Thank you for tuning in!

Monday, February 01, 2010

 

Feb 13: Signal Presents Love Transmission

(Update: I am scheduled to play from 11pm - 12 midnight.)

Ok, this one is 15 minutes outside of Sacramento & worth the trip (Brian Zentz? Hel-lo!) If you're interested in joining a car caravan departing from the Bay Area drop me a line. No advance sales, tickets at the door. Just $5 with Bay Area ID! ($10 for Sacramento locals.)


--// Love Transmission //--
-Bringing Underground Techno to Sacramento-

Saturday, February 13, 2010
8 p.m. - 4 a.m.

Bryan Zentz (Plus 8, Disruptor, Portland)
DJ Amber (iamthedj.com, San Francisco)
Nick Nyquil (Stilldream)
Jon E Qwest (United Vibes)
Formless (Starry Eyed, United Vibes)
Mek (Signal, Stilldream)
Atlas (Signal, atlas88.com)
Bobby Martinez (Submerged)

Pinkys Bar and Grill
6985 Garden Hwy
Nicolaus, CA 95659

About the Artists:

Bryan Zentz (Plus 8, Disruptor, Portland)
The most interesting musicians are those who remain constant and true to themselves come what may. An essential part of the daily ritual, music defines their very existence offering both spiritual and emotional release. Nevertheless, it�s not always easy to follow your instincts especially when they fall outside the current mainstream sound but as Bryan Zentz proves, if your hand stays steady and your aim is pure the spotlight will return to you again.

Bryan�s current EP on Plus 8 finds him rolling out on a Richie Hawtin label a full 15 years after the pairs� first collaboration. In a sense, it brings his career full circle, it was Hawtin who originally gave Bryan the motivation and belief to keep going while he was still looking for his first deal and indeed, it all came good in 1994 with a debut release on the legendary Definitive label. Recording as Barada, classics such as Mathematics and Glue backed up by the full length album Strategies for a Deeper Design, while other early releases on labels like EXperimental, Bush and Clashbackk really caught the imagination of the global techno community resulting in remixes for Woody McBride, Christian Smith, Marco Bailey, Hardcell, Ken Ishii and Tim Xavier (to name a few) and a DJ schedule that�s taken him across the USA, France, Belgium, Australia and Japan

DJ Amber (iamthedj.com, San Francisco)
DJ Amber has been passionately mixing and creating music since 1997, including thousands of appearances in San Francisco and around the world. As a music producer, her original tracks have been widely released, including four releases on her own label, iamthedj Recordings. Amber's most recent remix release, �Wonder (DJ Amber�s WonderPlay Remix)�, is available on the Karmacoda compilation CD LUX LIFE: Illuminated Remixes.

Nick Nyquil (Stilldream)

Jon E Qwest (United Vibes)

Formless (Starry Eyed, United Vibes)

Mek (Signal, Stilldream) Techno

Atlas (Signal, atlas88.com) Techno

Bobby Martinez (Submerged) Techno


8P.M.-4A.M.

Sound by Sektor 7

Visuals by Mr Jon

All responsible ages

Full bar with drink specials all night for the 21+

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

 

Jan 16: Burnlesque

I will not be appearing at Burnlesque this Saturday as scheduled. You may have seen that I was scheduled to play with the Ambient Mafia at Burnlesque. Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, the event is no longer able to present a chill room. The Ambient Mafia and I will not be appearing, but the event will go on. By the way, this event includes some, um, "adult themes"--so if you're sensitive about that, maybe skip this one. Otherwise, it's a great benefit party for a good cause, so step right up.

**Burnlesque will sell out. Get presales.**

Saturday, January 16th
Odd But True Presents:
Burnlesque

Burnlesque is back and better than ever! Lose yourself in a maze of music, madness and burning hot burlesque acts until the wee hours of the morning.

Audio Beats:
View complete artist lineup.

Visual Treats:
Les Briquettes Coquettes
Honey Lawless and Honeysuckle Moses
The Deadly S-Curves
Electrodolls

Sexy Lighting by: Radiant Atmospheres
Solid Sound by: Know:Audio
Deco by: Marin

Proceeds to benefit SFSI (www.sfsi.org).

Doors open @ 9pm
21+, don't forget your ID.

Get Full Info & Purchase Tickets at www.burnlesque.com

Early Bird Presales: $10
Regular Presales: $15
Door Tickets: $20

Monday, January 11, 2010

 

January 14: eomSessions Internet Radio

Hey, lazy bones! Tune in from home, wherever you are this Thursday. It is a school night, after all. Point your computer to eomSessions and hear tracks that will be featured on my upcoming CD "neo.maximal" plus some classics. Send comments during my set via the chat box on the Deepmixfm broadcast page.

I'll be playing from 8pm - 10pm, the full show starts at 6pm. (Pacific Time)

eomSessions
Broadcasting on Deepmixfm
Hosted by: Leathal (DJ Christopher & paul leath)
Thursdays
6:00pm - 10:00pm Pacific Time

Transmitting...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

2009: A Look Back

(Pictured: Favorite DJ gig of 2009...for the LPGA. This year I rocked a room full of golfers. Hel-lo! They stormed the stage and the party blew up--love it.)

Wow, what a year. I can't tell you how grateful I am for all the support you share. In 2010 I'll be releasing my new mix CD "neo.maximal", celebrating my return to the chillroom as a member of the Ambient Mafia, and re-shaping my techno sound to reflect the new decade.

But before we move ahead, a look back at the highlights (and lowlights) of 2009:
That's the year in review, kids! I'll spend the last week of this year plotting my path for 2010. I've got personal and musical goals in mind. How about you?

Rocking you in 2010:
January 14 - Internet broadcast - Leath Brothers show
January 16 - Burnlesque
February 13 - Signal Event
February 21 - Internet broadcast - SSSCAunderground

Sunday, December 20, 2009

 

Dec 23: friskyRadio Broadcast



friskyRadio is my favorite internet radio station. Period. Best dance music 24/7.

On Wednesday, December 23 at 7 a.m. Pacific Time I'll make my debut on friskyRadio's X-Chrome show. (Yes, that's pretty early! They broadcast from the UK. Get your own copy and listen anytime--details below.) This exclusive mix for friskyRadio includes tracks by Dennis Bunas, A.Paul and Allan Banford. 100% all-new music.

After broadcast this exclusive mix set will be given to Twitter followers and list subscribers ONLY, with thanks for supporting me all year!


Follow me on Twitter or join the email list on the iamthedj.com homepage. Tell a friend!

Rocking you in 2010:
January 14 - Internet broadcast - Leath Brothers show
January 16 - Burnlesque
February 13 - Signal Event
February 21 - Internet broadcast - SSSCAunderground

Thursday, December 03, 2009

 

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* Music Giveaways
* Event Guestlist Giveaways
* Upcoming Events
* New Music

If we haven't connected on Twitter, you have already missed some giveaways and music. There is so much more coming in the next couple of months. (Yes, this is a hint!) So, follow me and I'll see you there.

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