A few of you out there have commented, texted, IM’d, etc to let me know that you’re having trouble with the audio player on the site. I havn’t experienced it personally, but reports are that the audio plug-in (the orange and brown player) often causes the music to glitch and distort in a totally non-indie “I’m making it sound bad on purpose” way. We’re looking into this and we’ll replace the audio player if we need to. In the meantime, know that the problem isn’t with the audio itself, so if the player is acting up, you can still enjoy the music by streaming the mp3 using your browser’s default player (just click the link underneath the site player.) While you’re at it, you can always just right-click the same link to save the audio to your computer, which may be preferable if you’re dealing with a slow computer or connection
We apologize for the inconvience.
UPDATE (05.18.09): I think I may have found the culprit. Our player has a known “endless buffering” issue with Windows computers running Firefox and Flash 9.0.124. If you think that might be your situation, you can upgrade to Flash 10 and everything should work. If you do, please drop me a comment and let me know if this solved the problem for you. Thanks! - cor
I will always have a bitter sweet memory of this Fatbeats Diner party*. You ever have one of those fantasies about the perfect line-up for a concert or a dance party or something? The kind where you can choose whoever you want to rock the stage, in the order of your choosing? Well this party was pretty close to my dream line-up of San Francisco DJs, circa four years ago. I remember being soooooo excited to not only hear them all (or all that I could) but to share the stage with them as well. To sweeten the deal we were throwing this party in a underground spot which generally only adds to the positive vibe we try to encourage. Our whole camp pitched in to help, decorate and promote. The place looked amazing, the line up was off the hook, shit, we even had our own bar room** with a whole other set of hip hop DJs that weren’t even on the billing! We were primed for one seriously epic party.
And then came the bitter. I don’t remember the numbers off hand, but the turnout was disappointing. At the peak each of the rooms had enough people so that it wasn’t entirely uncomfortable to dance, but no more than that. Financially it wasn’t quite a disaster as we didn’t loose money, but all that work for literally $50 is no one’s definition of success. And on a more personal note I was devastated. Not because of the financial stuff, but because so many of my friends had worked so hard and I felt like I’d let them down; and because my dream lineup of DJs had been wasted on mostly empty rooms. I was so eager to share not just my music, but the music of all these other amazing artists with a packed house, but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be.
Anyway, I don’t mean to be all doom and gloom. I had a fantastic time, as did everyone else who attended that special night! And if you happened to be one of them then you got this sweet promotional CD which I present to you now. Cor’s side is an epic dose of funky breaks and house. Mine starts with some hip-hop influenced breaks*** then moves into some more progressive fare, then onto (if you couldn’t guess) a trancy finish! Please enjoy, and don’t forget to tip your waiter.
* This was actually the SECOND and final edition of the Fatbeats Diner parties.
** I have never promoted, nor participated in, the illegal selling of alcohol. But man, it sure woulda been fun if I had…
*** Are these first two songs considered “booty breaks”? Seriously, I wanna know. I think they predate booty breaks. That second song, with The Beatnuts & Apollo 440 is the first Stanton Warriors song I ever spun. The thing is, I didn’t actually realize that it was Stanton Warriors until well after they dropped that remix of “Who’s Afraid of Detroit”. Crazy.
If you haven’t been on the internets in a few weeks, first of all, welcome to our new website. Also, you may have missed electrohouse DJ/Producer Steve Porter’s amazing remix of the infamous Slap-Chop infomercial. If that is indeed the case, you can remedy the problem below. This morning as I watched the video for the millionth time (seriously, I watch this thing at least once a day) I noticed he just posted a brand new remix, and what else could it possibly be but Sham-Wow? This time out Porter has upped the game significantly by including hip hop heavyweights Kid’n'Play and Carlton from Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Check out those sick dance moves!
What do we call these things? Infomeremixes? Re-mercials? Hmmm… maybe we just need to call them awesome. Okay Steve, now we’re all waiting on a Snuggie remix. Get on it.
Side note here: Did you know Vince is a former Scientologist who now uses his wealth from these infomercials to fund a war against Scientology? No joke.
Anyhow, what infomercial would you like to see remixed? Drop us a comment and let us know. Maybe we can start a petition.
Hey everybody! This kinda came out of nowhere, but I’m going to be spinning a party next weekend. This is a Burning Man fundraiser for camp Conexus and will feature a bumpin’ main room with local San Francisco DJs Jason Knight, Dex Stakker, Freestate, and many more. It’s been a damn long while since I’ve spun an underground party so I’m super excited to be in the line up. Full details and discounted pre-sales available at the link below…
God, I feel out of it today. I got plenty of sleep last night, but for some reason I’m just not moving at my normal pace… like someone slipped a roofie into my morning coffee. Which is why these two videos are really working wonders for me right now. Repeating visuals courtesy of YouTube haxx0rz site YooouuuTuuube. Kick back, forget your troubles, and enjoy. 2001 + Orbital
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