Tuesday, December 11, 2012

RANDOMNESS: Bristol Jungle Documentary – Sounds of the West 1996

An excellent (near) half hour documentary which takes you through the Bristol Jungle scene of 1996.
Bristol was a hotbed for UK music, as well as the Full Cycle crew, the West Country city was responsible for the ‘Trip Hop’ explosion of the mid 90′s with artists such as Portishead (who I worship), Tricky and Massive Attack among others.
Of course a year later in ’97 Roni Size and his live ensemble ’Reprazent‘ blew up and acheived a landmark in Drum and Bass by lifting the (then) coveted Mercury Music Prize.
To the documentary; enjoy some classic jump up jungle and interviews / clips from DJ Storm, Jakes, Flynn and Flora, the Full Cycle gang and more.

OTHER EVENTS: 12.15.12 Beatfreq [Richmond VA]

308 East Grace Street, Richmond Virginia

A special holiday dance music event ...  featuring a full lineup of experienced turntable technicians. House, Breaks, Electro, Funk, & Jazzy Jungle beats.  
and music from DJ's:

Ken Murray otherwise known as JGWAR has been DJ 'ing and producing dance music for over a decade.  He has played in clubs from DC to NC,  and currently lives in Norfolk, VA.  His sound ranges from the dark side of tech-house,  to deep & funky electro beats.  As a producer, Ken has digitally released multiple EPs on labels such as:  Shak, Privat Box, and Union. His production has been remixed by the artists Dj Freestyle, Lee Mortimer, Sound Diggers and Soydan. His most recent DJ residencies found him spinning beats at Mansion in Portsmouth VA , as well as Norfolk, Virginia's -  Plaza Hotel 2012 monthly summer pool event. Ken has been more focused on his recent music production, but keep an eye out for him spinning more events for 2013.


Karri On has been collecting music her whole life. She brings musical magic to her DJ sets – pulling various influences of music to make her eclectic sound. Blazing the music scene since 1999, her diverse style and years of experience has landed her gigs from coast to coast, and even Europe. She has a love for the music, for the gathering of people, and building community. When not rockin' the club scene you can find her DJ'ing festivals and even yoga events. She recently DJ'ed for over 400 Yogis in the streets of Miami for the event  - Sunset on Sunset. Karri not only DJ's,  but has spearheaded many past events in her hometown state of Virginia. Now residing in Miami Florida, she continues to  throw events and rock the house. This DJ / Promoter has definitely paid her dues and it shows. Her production work can be heard on the digital music sites:  Beatport and Itunes.  

 www.thesoulremedy.com   or  www.soundcloud.com/karrion

Breaks, funk, house & everything in between from this veteran VA vinyl DJ & co-owner of Turnstyle. This veteran Virginia DJ has been rocking' clubs and events all over the east coast for the past 17  years. Jesse brings experience and skills to the turntables that few can duplicate.  He has played alongside great artists such as Christian Smith, Scott Hardkiss, Bad Boy Bill, Rob Paine, Bryan Zentz, Scott Henry, and many, many more. From the TURNSTYLE record store to 'Frequency' on WRIR 97.3 every Saturday night to the production of quality VA events, Jesse has gained the reputation of bringing the Virginia dance music scene to new heights. From HOUSE to BREAKS  you never know what record he'll be dropping, but one thing is for sure -you will be dancing.  

 http://turnstyleonline.com/    or  http://evolveva.com/

Joanna has been playing vinyl records for underground dance music enthusiasts since 1998. Her vinyl boutique - Turnstyle has been serving up the fresh underground musical & fashion selections in downtown Richmond since 2003. You can hear her live every Saturday night on her FM radio show "Frequency" on 97.3FM at 7pm (since 2005), and monthly in front of Turnstyle for the First Fridays Artwalk. She has played many diverse venues ranging from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, to local art galleries, nightclubs, festivals, and lounges. She has held down many residencies in the city and produced quite a few great weeklies, monthlies, and festivals alongside Jesse Split under the monikers Evolve Va and Turnstyle Soundsystem.

Her fine track selection and technical mixing skills have earned her spots alongside many notable dance music greats, both in and out of state. Not just a pretty face behind the decks..she is known for her smooth + sweet drum n bass sounds. The year 2012 has been a good year for Joanna.  She opened for UK Drum & Bass  legends - Furney (Goodlooking, UK) & Artificial Intelligence (Liquid V, Metalheadz). Other notable gigs this year included playing with / for The Plump DJ's, The graffitti artist - Futura , and the Huffington Posts' Arianna Huffington at the Women in Technology Conference.

 http://turnstyleonline.com/  or  http://www.mixcloud.com/JoannaO/

Originally from Washington D.C., JasonIndaskyz started DJ' ing while living in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia in the year 2000. His name quickly became well known on the local underground house scene. Soon he was booking  gigs at  local & known 757 parties like Norfolk, VA's infamous  Flood Parties,  and later VA Beach, VA's oceanfront  weekly event - Vinyl.   In 2005 he moved back to Washington D.C. where he continues his love of dance music & DJ'ing. His current sets contain deep soulful house, acid house, disco  & renegade funk. Be prepared for a night of funky fresh beats made strictly for the dance floor.


AGES 18+ // 10PM – 3AM // $5 COVER
Additional Bass Support by Turnstyle. Vibes on the dancefloor by you! Join Us!

308 East Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Freddy Wils: Social Lubrication V:022

“Above the Fold” Funk, Soul &; Jungle. Freddy Wils breaks the silence from the Annex camp. Sounding the battle cry over the air waves for From the Annex satellite studio. This session is EPIC. In his own words “...been a skinny minute.” Glad to see his time away has only caused him to raise the bar.

 Freddy Wills
Time: 01:34:20
Podcast Link: http://sociallubrication.podomatic.com/
Download Link: socialLubricationV22.mp3

1. Interlude – Aphrodite
2. Feelin’ Good (Joe Claussell Rmx) - Nina Simone
3. Keep Fallin’ – Jazzanova ft. Ursula Rucker and Hawk
4. Defenceless (Thievery Corporation Remix) – Waldeck
5. Don’t Be Afraid, You Have Just Got Your Eyes Closed – Múm
6. …And the World Laughs With You – Flying Lotus ft. Thom York
7. Magdalena (Reprise) – Quantic & Alice Russell
8. Radiohead – Lotus Flower
9. You Cut Her Hair – Tom McRae
10. Some Children – Holy Ghost!
11. Wild Fire – SBTRKT ft. Little Dragon
12. Soon – Jazzanova ft. Vikter Duplaix
13. Dance or Die – Janelle Monáe ft. Saul Williams
14. When I Come Back Around – Jamie Lidell
15. Dirt Dozen – London Elektricity
16. Pit Stop (Take Me Home) – Lovage
17. Hello Goodbye (Uncool) – Lupe Fiasco ft UNKLE
18. The D&B Beatbox – Ming & FX
19. Fitta Happier – Quakers ft. Guilty Simpson
20. Mad Cat – Roni Size/Reprazent
21. My Favorite Mutiny – The Coup ft Black Thought & Talib Kweli)
22. Willing and Able – Prince and the New Power Generation
23. Sofa King – Danger Doom
24. I Shall Be Released – The Slackers

Thursday, November 29, 2012

RANDOMNESS: DJ Buster – “Drum n Bass: The Past, The Present, The Future”

Photograph by José Farinha
Session #28: DJ Buster – “Drum n Bass: The Past, The Present, The Future”
A few months into my move to Brixton in 1997, I was hooked into drum’n'bass. Soon after, I was buying records and jumping into my mate Kramart’s 1210s whenever possible. Since my teens, I had been an avid listener of dub and reggae; the previous year, whilst in Berlin, I started digging some jungle and
more heavy bass dub… but then something different came up… The rawness of drum’n'bass with its heavy basslines and fast drum beats really did it for me.
The tracks I’ve chosen for this mix are personal points of reference. From Capone’s “Massive” at the Metalheadz Sunday sessions at Bagley’s, to the Movement days at The Mass in Brixton (when “The Nine” from Bad Company came out), or more recently to the amazing track that is “No Future” by Instra:mental.
This mix is a gradual evolution, or if you prefer, a transformation within the history of drum’n'bass.
It was brilliant fun doing it, hope you enjoy it too!

01 – Studio Pressure – The Physical (Photek, 1994)
02 – Rufige Kru – T3 (Metalheadz, 1996)
03 – Capone – Massive (Hardleaders, 1995)
04 – Origin Unknown – Valley Of The Shadows (Ram Records, 1993)
05 – Future Forces Inc – Point Of Origin (Renegade Hardware, 1997)
06 – Fortran – The End Part II (31 Records, 1998)
07 – Ray Keith – The Reckoning (V Recordings 1998)
08 – DJ Trace & Pete Parsons – Sniper (DSCI4, 1999)
09 – DJ Krust – Burning 2000 (Lemon D Remix) (V Recordings, 2000)
10 – Roni Size – Snapshot (Full Cycle Records, 1999)
11 – DJ Loxy & Usual Suspects – Stalker (Renegade Hardware, 1999)
12 – Moving Fusion – Atlantis (RAM Records, 2000)
13 – J Magik & Danny J – The Lizard (Infrared, 2000)
14 – Bad Company – The Nine (BC Recordings, 1998)
15 – Stakka & Skynet – Global Report (Underfire, 2000)
16 – Zero T feat Steo – Refusal (Calibre Remix) (Integral Records, 2008)
17 – Amit & Klute – Kunt Kicker (Commercial Suicide, 2007)
18 – Instra:Mental – No Future (Nonplus Records, 2009)

Direct Link to this mix can be found: HERE

A little something about Buster:
Buster is based in South London, Brixton, where he has been involved on the pirate radio scene since the late nineties and created several residencies on the most underground London circuit. Infected by the ever present Dubstep virus in that part of town, his electronic music journey went from Jungle/DNB to nowadays a deeper side of Dub, Dubstep and other sub-bass heavy types. He hosts the weekly radio show Basspaths on Badmood Radio and Brixton based Wireless FM and most recently created Dub Corner, a monthly event at the newly refurbished Brixton Living Bar with monthly guests on the first Thursday of each month.

Find out more about Buster on:
Badmood Recordings
Buster’s soundcloud
Buster’s fb
Basspaths fb

SOURCE: iCreates.com

Vinyl-ONLY Sessions is a diverse collection of DJs and music enthusiasts from all genres spin their favourite tracks in exclusive one hour mixes. From Spanish lovers rock, vintage cumbias, soul/funk, break beats, hardcore punk, Golden era hip- hop and even classical, you’ll never be disappointed with the tunes coming out of iCrates’ Vinyl-Only Sessions.
No Mp3’s, no serato, no automatic beat matching… JUST GREAT MUSIC!

Another great article from iCreates with DJ Flight corresponds well with this mix here!

RANDOMNESS: People Under The Stairs | Highlighter | 24-bit HD-AAC


Randomness: The King of 78s

The King of 78s – Joe Bussard 
(Frederick, MD)

”Jazz music ended in 1933, with the last recordings of worth being Clarence Williams in 1932. Jimmy Murphy’s records (six titles actually) that were recorded in Trashville, oops, I mean Nashville, were the last real recordings.”

Dust & Grooves wrote a bad ass interview with this guy. [HERE]

Text: Marc Minsker & Eilon Paz
Photos: Eilon Paz

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

OTHER NEWS: Turnstyle got a new website

I'm sure its just me not checking in enough but low and behold Turnstyle the dopest record shop in VA capital got a wicked face lift!  Mad respect to Joanna O and Jessie for holding things down and promoting the sound.

Randomness: (Follow Up) DJ Set Ups

So As a Follow up to my previous "DJ Set Up" post (HERE) where I got all inpsired by what everyone else was doing I started plotting my own DJ Booth for the Annex.
Lets review the old and busted. Really it was not busted but it was cramped and did not lend itself for expansion. Really its a perfect mobile DJ set up... on crack.

Being the designer geek I can be I measured everything out and started mocking up the floor plan in Adobe Illustrator... this was good but lacked an good understand of what I was building or wanting to build.

Then I discovered Google Sketch Up. (Insert choir of tattooed angles) BOOMSTICKS! 3D Floor plan all with in an hour.

Since the Google Sketch Up community have already mapped out and recreated the entire IKEA catalog it was a dream to snap together components to build my dream IKEA DJ booth.

$153 dollars later and presto!

The Annex is ready for action... now if I could just unpack the rest of the house and find my tooth brush.

- The Librarian

RANDOMNESS: Been gone for a hot second this is why...

Life has been a little bit crazy recently, so I'm sorry for the lack of posting, being social, or emailing people back. This photo essay should help explain what the hell happened.
So in October we bought a house... Yep its official I'm an child trapped in adults body.

This meant we had to say good bye to our old house and neighbors we have had for the last 5 years. Boo.

Of coarse because life works like this I got booked for Transit 4 days after closing on my new house. With my records and gear all packed up I quickly unpacked what I had started. Grom, TRA_35, Julez tore up Fairfax. Mad respect to the Transit family.

My "Support Jungle Music" came in the mail. Whoot Whoot. Big ups to Trilogy Sound Crew & King Screens for making this bad ass shirt.

This of coarse meant I had to rep it at the Pilfers & the Pie Tasters show.

Shortly after all that the Annex was finally boxed up and ready to roll.

Big ups to my friends and family that rolled out to move the Annex. This is the staging ground for the new studio.

Even the cat got into the act.

During all the chaos I did sneak away now and again for a beer and to finish Justin's painting. Now if I can just get him to come out and visit me. ba ha.

Then there is this shit...

 Once we got all the rest of the boxes in we celebrated with a little single malt from Scotland. Climbers make good whiskey

Built a Annex button as a test proof. Its a little big so I think I will be making them just a touch smaller.

Got my CPR cert upgraded.

Addie took me for a walk in the woods. Its been a while and it was nice to get grounded again.

Then we did the Color me Rad 5k in Blacksburg, VA. Loads of fun! 


While waiting for the election results I rebuilt a stylus or 2.

Thanksgiving rolled around and my 13 year old cousin introduced me to this NC delicacy. EPIC WIN!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

FTA MUSIC: Edward the Librarian: [Live Recording] Transit 10.3.2012

Recorded Live at Transit's Drum & Bass night [10.3.2012].

**Sorry about the quality but it was recorded with an iPhone so I'm actually impressed with the with how good. ba ha**

TRA_35 at Transit 10.3.2012

Grom at Transit 10.3.2012

Big ups to Give Productions  for having me out and the whole Transit family that came out in support of the sound. Nods to GROM, my boy TRA-35, & JULEZ from SubDistrick. Also big love to Dylan, Mamma, Ramiro, Jacob, James (the Dancer), Jema, Ravi and Rob One.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

RANDOMNESS:The Serato Icon Artist Series feature on DJ Jazzy Jeff

One hero I hope never to meet. Just so he can remain my hero from afar.
-The Librarian


RSVP is a must to attend go here!

[facebook rsvp'n will not guarantee entry!!]

September 3rd 2012 


RedZone Grill
10560 Main St Fairfax, Virginia 22030

*** 21 + only ***

GROM [dnb]
Give, Transit, DSN
TRA-35 [dnb]
Tribalistix, Dangerousradio.com
VA Pressure, Tribalistix
JULEZ [dnb]
SubDistrick, Local Elements
Eight (8) years ago, Give Productions created the idea of a weekly EDM party in the heart of Fairfax that grew beyond expectations. We raged! We partied! We had fun! We also hit a few speed bumps along the way....a couple in fact. Fire, snow, floods, city codes...you name it, forced us to change venues a few times. We dealt with the good, and the bad...yet felt a responsibility to keep things going, no matter the challenge.

Now we see ourselves heading back to where all this effort began. The space that was once "Bridges" is now back with a new face lift, but; the same staff and friends we all called family (yes, Josh is bar tending)


Transit at REDZONE!

The first few parties have to be private parties, so if you want to attend.. you MUST RSVP!! 
Thank you! :-)

Come and enjoy lots of plush couches, pool tables, killer food, lots of tvs, and of course a friendly staff! and KILLER SPECIALS!

TRANSIT is located at
RedZone Grill
10560 Main St Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Randomness: DJ Set Ups (Inspiration for Annex Redesign)

So I let it slip that I'm moving. Thus the Annex will be going under a wild redesign, apart of all home ownership are dreams of pie in the sky and what you will do with "your space".

Here is a little bit of whats inspiring my dreams for the Annex 2.0:

Got to love dreams