Flashflooder DJ Mix: Move It Or Lose It Live

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I DJ’ed this past Friday night at Monarch in San Francisco to open the “Move It Or Lose It” party. To put it simply, I played lots and lots of (electronic, eclectic, deep, tech, house, or whatever) jams I’ve been digging recently. They also all happen to be on the lower end of the four on the floor bpm scale like 115-122 As of right now It’s probably my favorite mix of mine just cuz I like da songz so much. You should listen to hear what this self fabricated non buzz is all about. Isn’t that what it’s all about? Or what was the deal with the hokey pokey anyways?

Read on for the tracklisting and stuff. Or maybe not stuff. To be determined upon further typing.

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Flashflooder DJ Sets: Before/After STRFKR Show

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of DJ’ing at a private show that STRFKR played live at in a tiny venue that hosted maybe 200 people. More specifically, this went down at a new venue called Leo’s along the Berkeley/Oakland border and was thrown by two great dudes, one who happens to be a friend of mine and the other happened to be the owner of the venue. Anyways, the night was spectacular, the energy and vibes of the people were great, and of course STRFKR played a great show and were overall good dudes.

My contribution of the night was playing the intro DJ set before STRFKR took the stage and also playing a closing dance set after they finished their set. All in all I DJ’ed for about 3.5 hrs that night with the “before” set being a mix of indie and chill house tunes with some dance appeal starting slow and then picking up the pace up to an eventual dance floor friendy tempo which was continued and extended into heavier tracks (including some crowd requested trap hehe) for the “after” set. The response was unanimously great to my DJ sets for the night, especially the “before” set and it was such a wonderful feeling that I can’t be thankful enough for. If anyone is reading this that was actually there who gave me a high-five, a smile, a hug, or a thank you….THANK YOU! It’s that kind of energy and response that really makes me enjoy DJ’ing and sharing music with other people.

But if you weren’t there and want to hear what you missed out on, you’re in luck! I happened to record both sets and have posted them below for your listening pleasure. Full tracklisting for each is posted below as well as on the soundcloud descriptions. Enjoy!

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DJTT Live Ustream 08/07/12: Flashflooder

Recently the gang and I at DJ Techtools have been live streaming our ordained weekly dj happy hr; which yes, means we all dj in the office from the hours 5pm to 7pm PST pretty much every day and we can live stream it as people feel like doing so (more often than not). I took my first turn today with the live stream and played for a good hour and half or so of quasi-random multi-genre songs and stuff found while scrubbing through my itunes.

You can see the saved videos of the ustream tonight below. We also finally successfully included a screenshare of the section in Traktor where the track names due to popular demand (and to mitigate that constant question). Anyways, I used a VCI-400SE and a Midi Fighter 3D with custom mappings to DJ in case anyone is interested.

For future reference, check out the DJ Techtools Ustream Site here.


phases/washed

I’m trying to make a concerted effort to be less shy about the music I make off and on in my spare time and so I finally decided to post two songs on my soundcloud, which i’m calling “phases” and “washed” respectively. These are supposed to go along with another group of songs/sketches/demos or whatever you want to call them in an album sort of thing which i’ll post here in some form soon.

DJTT VCI-400SE Flashflooder Mapping v1.1 Update

I recently just finished a pretty significant update to my personal Traktor Pro 2 mapping for the DJ Techtools/Vestax VCI-400SE. You can find out more about the mapping and download it for free at:

http://maps.djtechtools.com/mappings/166

My personal Flashflooder mapping is an Edit of the official DJ Techtools VCI-400SE mapping (which I also created but under Ean’s direction). If you’re not familiar with that mapping, check out this DJTT mapping walkthrough video I posted a while back.

Anyways, I’ve made a lot of significant some major changes to simplify how the effects architecture works and for those of you using Midi Fighter mappings with this, the effects should work a lot better together. I also made some big changes to how the Slicer and Grid (beat gridding on the fly!) sections work and added a new JogFX setting. I could go on about all the changes I made, why I made them and so on and so forth, but you should really just watch the video below instead. I explain all of the differences between the DJTT mapping and mine and also do a little tutorial on how to use most of the key features. Enjoy!