Flashflooder DJ Sets: Before/After STRFKR Show


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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Hear Mr. Scruff’s 6hr DJ Set in San Francisco

Mr.Scruff LiveDJ 6hrSF

Mr. Scruff recently came to San Francisco to play a rare 6 hr long DJ set spanning all sorts of funky tunes through time, genres, and space. Well, to be fair it wasn’t quite all genres but a lot of older and lesser known tunes with some level of dance-ability and an ample amount of groove and funk. And it was great. He was looking like he had a stellar time spinning tunes and messing with his studio rack styled custom DJ setup, fit with nice sounding filters, delays, and reverbs a plenty. Read on for a 20 min video of his set and a full audio recording of all 6 hrs in their funk filled glory.

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Porter Robinson and The M Machine Live in SF, CA (07/28/11)

A while back I took a stroll through bros-ville and saw Porter Robinson and The Machine at Ruby Skye in San Francisco. Not that either of those acts have anything to do with bros, but if you’ve been to Ruby Skye, you’ll know what I mean.

Anyways, I took some prettay mediocre videos and decided to post them anyways. Instead of filtering out media that isn’t of great quality, I’ve decided to just post whatever on the internets because it really doesn’t hurt, and if anyone enjoys it, it’s worthwhile to me.

So, check out the videos below of Porter Robinson DJ’ing it up (Porter plays a new song in one of the videos) and The M Machine (formerly Pance Party, recently thought to be named Metropolis) doing their thing with their sweet home made M light wall.

Flashflooder DJ Set: throwDOWN @ Sip Lounge (08/11/11)

I recently hosted and played a dj set at the inaugural throwDOWN thursdays event at Sip Lounge in San Francisco, CA on August 11th, 2011. The event featured the majority of the DJ Techtools staff getting their dj/drink on throughout the night and was a lot of fun. I ended up recording most of my set and uploaded it to my soundcloud (below).

For my dj set, I used a VCI-100 Arcade and a Custom Midi Fighter (as can be seen in the pic above) and mixed mainly electro house tunes. The mix levels are a little funky at times because we were battling the house system all night, but you get the idea.

I’ll post a tracklist soon if there’s interest. For now, enjoy the party jams.

Aphex Twin Plays New Material Live

A few weeks back, Warp officially announced that the mysterious and illustrious man named Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin (among a number of other monikers) scheduled a short (and rare) string of DJ dates across Europe this summer (see the remaining dates below). This past May 15th, the first of said Aphex Twin DJ sets occurred in France at the Metz in Centre Pompidou.

Regarding the current Aphex Twin tour dates a Warp Records spokesman stated that,  “Richard himself says his sets are full of unreleased tunes”, which is quite intriguing to say the least. However, as fans of Richard James’ work know well, the man casts a wide net of musical stylings as demonstrated by his ridiculous discography (of his Aphex Twin alias alone), so the fact that he is playing some “new tunes” is a bit vague in terms of knowing what to expect.

Well, lucky enough for us (not fortunate enough to be there, or in Europe for that matter) we don’t need to hypothesize or conjecture as to what James’ new Aphex Twin creations sound like. A number of videos with pretty decent audio quality have surfaced on the internet, and not only do the majority of the songs he played sound new, they also sound pretty damn good. It’s got me looking forward to the next Aphex Twin release, whenever and whatever that may be. But don’t just take my word for it, take a look/listen for yourself below.

Aphex Twin (Remaining Live Dates):

05-26 Düdingen, Switzerland – Kilbi Festival
06-12 Inverness, Scotland – Rockness
08-28 London, England – LED Festival
09-26 Ibiza, Spain – Space Ibiza