I was only back from Europe for 2 weeks when I boarded that cheap charter flight where they fed us President’s Choice TV dinners and headed back to Ye Olde Continent. First stop, Paris. I was booked to play a Vice party with that tall frenchman known as Busy P. Before the gig they had an Ed Banger in-store at Virgin where a special guest was advertised. That was me, I’m special. Hard to keep a surprise when I’m the only guy on Serato, going on stage to make sure they have the turntables plugged right. The Virgin Megastore is really big and it was fun to have an all-ages audience. They had us playing on a mixer that I don’t know and I spent my whole set looking for the “crossfader on” switch, but aside from that it went well! Read More
It’s an all-vinyl affair as Eric Duncan of Rub-N-Tug / Still Going teams up with our boys Nacho Lovers for the 7th Heaven party in Toronto on July 5th. Says the 7H crew: “free summer party!!! it’s an indoor/ outdoor night time affair … so get down, get hot, get sweaty.” We’re with that.
We already mentioned Ottawa’s FG-related Canada Day festivities, but what about our pals in the T-Dot? The fine folks at Guvernment have got you covered tonight (6.30) with a massive, multi-room party featuring our own LA Riots and Treasure Fingers, as well as pals like Laidback Luke, Klever, Kill the Noise and many, many more. Check the full-size giant rave flyer (remember the folding joints?!) here and see full line-up and ticket info here.
Come on down to Trophy Bar (which you might remember from the Chromeo/RE:UP party) this Friday for the inaugural edition of RECORD BREAKERS, starring yr hometown Fools Nick Catchdubs and Sammy Bananas.
I’m done with the tour! I decided to wait until the end to provide the wrap-up, but hopefully people will actually read this, because its kind of long! I’ll give a brief digest to start out so you know what your getting into:
– Summer of Sammy Tour = Serial Massacre i.e. Raging Success
– Cameos from Ayres, Alan and Eh’Life
– Run ins with border patrols, bikes and BEPs
– Triumphs of Celtics, Cesars and Cruisers – Chilling with Diamonds, Daniels and Debonairs
– A mix classic gets re-released, this time for free
I’m gonna start off by saying that the main (if only) reason that I’m writing this blog is so that Certified Max can read it. I’m gonna lay this bro-love right out there in the open; Max and I have had some amazing times DJing around North America and I thought of him on innumerable occasions on this run. Hopefully at least he will read the whole thing!
We’ve been remiss in not shouting out the Hard LA festival, which pops off in a matter of weeks (July 19th!) at the Shrine Expo Center in LA. If you didn’t see the giant airplane ad flying over Coachella, or watched the festival’s Truckasaurus-worthy TV commercial, know this: it’s gonna be a MAJOR RAGER featuring N.E.R.D., MSTRKRFT, Spank Rock, and FG’s own Kid Sister, A-Trak, and LA Riots, along with Steve Aoki, Kill The Noise, Bloody Beetroots and a bunch of other fine folks. Get your advance tickets now. And stay hydrated!
LES, to be specific! Our dude is posted up in the cradle of modern civilization for the next few weeks, making quick detours here and there to DJ music for you fine people. Catch him at the Cul N Sweet party in Austin this Saturday (6.21) at Orchid, followed by a show next Saturday at the Drake Hotel in Toronto (with Eli Escobar and Fistfight from Nacho Lovers upstairs!), some LA gigs, and more. Full details over at his MySpace page.