Sunday, February 26, 2012

FTA EVENT: (Follow Up) JUNGLE REVIVAL 2: J-SMOOTH & Tribalistix Crew [Herndon, VA]

Photo Source: Addison Stone

Photo Source: Addison Stone

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Photo Source: Ocean Eiler

Photo Source: Ocean Eiler

Photo Source: Ocean Eiler

Photo Source: Ocean Eiler

Photo Source: Ocean Eiler

Photo Source: Ocean Eiler

Photo Source: Ocean Eiler

Great Night had by all those that made it out to see J-Smooth, Locks, Junglist Sêrial, TRA 35, DJ EB and (myself) Edward The Librarian.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

FTA EVENT: 2.25.12: JUNGLE REVIVAL 2: J-SMOOTH & Tribalistix Crew [Herndon, VA]

Round 2 of Tribalistix's new jungle/drum & bass monthly. We are very excited to go back to our roots and focus strictly on JUNGLE and DRUM & BASS! Calling all JUNGLISTS!!!


(GFS Productions - PHILLY)

J.Smooth, aka Joseph Candidi, has been playing live music since the age of 10 and started Djing at 15. He is has also been considered one of the pioneers in the Electronic Music Scene for more than a decade. Smooth was already traveling regularly by the age of 18 and had his first 12" single under his belt. He has traveled to various parts of the world as a Drum n Bass Producer/ Dj and has made a permanent imprint in the minds of electronic music lovers everywhere.

He started 3 record labels with long time friend and business partner Justin Geller. In the late 90s- early 2000, While signed to the monstrous Warner Brothers Records under a subsidiary label F-111, J.Smooth was given a chance to make his mark in electronic music history. He was Djing events and traveling with tours throughout the U.S out to Hawaii, then Canada, Mexico, and even Japan; Whenever Smooth performed an event or even set foot in a club, He definitely made his presence known.

So many people from coast to coast can relate to the sounds of J.Smooth. Whether they’ve seen a live set, heard his wide variety of original production, or maybe just listened to any of his legendary mixes, one thing is for sure, He has a style and sound that you will never forget.

J.Smooth has a wicked discography of Original Songs, Remixes, and continuous Dj Mixes. He has worked with countless other Artists, Vocalists and MCs and has incorporated in his recordings a variety of sounds and style fueled by the constant drive for musical exploration.

Whether in the studio or on the decks, with out a doubt, J.Smooth can make anyone dance while leaving you with a sense of satisfaction that cannot be put into words.

(Tribalistix / Bansheez) b2b LOCKS (Contact Records)

SERIAL (Top Ranking Records)

TRA_35 (Tribalistix) b2b EDWARD THE LIBRARIAN (Tribalistix / VA Pressure)

******************* INDIE LOUNGE ***********************
****************** FEATURING DJ EB *********************
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Needles touch down @ 8PM
Pressure - $5
21 to enter

Located @ Carpool Herndon
208 Elden Street
Herndon, VA

Thursday, February 16, 2012

FTA EVENT: 2.19.12: SMACK IT! 2 w/ TERRY MULLAN [ VA Beach]


I'm getting super excited about this weekend in Virginia Beach!

Here is a little sneak peak at what you all can expect! Recorded live (last night) 2.15.12 at Sport Rock Climbing Center (SR2). Download [HERE] from


The line up!

Terry Mullan, Chicago's turntablist extraordinaire, turns out dance floors week after week throughout the US and abroad. Any true fan of House Music knows his name, and celebrates his amazing DJ sets. His credits include Coachella, Starscape, Bugged Out, The End, Footwork, and Ruby Skye amongst raves as far off as Japan, Australia and Germany. He has developed a faithful following to those who know through his signature style of funky quirky jacking acid house combined with cutting and scratching making up an entirely new genre all his own.

The eighties posed as the formative years of Terry's career. Although his roots began in hip-hop, he found himself smack in the middle of the Chicago house explosion. House and Disco were styles of music that were entirely new to Terry, but the match was struck. Soon after gaining inspiration from Chicago air personalities like Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Fast Eddie, Armando, & Mike "Hitman" Wilson via 102.7 WBMX, Terry made house his home. Next, when acid house hit the US, the link was completed; Terry found the sound he was looking for. It was that added flavor he was waiting for, something new, twisted and forward. Now all the elements were coming together. And with the addition of the Detroit sound, this was it, three different languages, disco, house and techno. They could all translate the same message together or apart from one another. With his fluent style, these languages reflect his DJ'ing as well as the tracks he's now composing, which is his way of furthering the evolution of dance music.

For the future, Terry is going beyond just knowing his machines. This sound is put to the test on his releases on Robsoul, Definitive, Control, Funk'd, Chicago Housing Commission, Aciiieeed, and on his own imprint, Catalyst Recordings. Through his label he has released projects for the likes of DJ Sneak, Ian Pooley, Halo Varga, Mazi, Angel Alanis & TJR, as well as for himself under the monikers, Acid OG's, Speakerphreaker, Tone Broke, and as Serotonin project on Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva's former imprint Definitive which featured Terry's track "Sidewinder" on the Chemical Brothers "Brother's Gonna' Work It Out" Mix CD. Additionally, Terry gained notoriety for his records under the alias Speakerphreaker which includes the largely successful "Products Of Our Environment" EP, on Catalyst, which was featured on Pete Tong's essential selection on BBC Radio 1 in the UK, & "La Nina/Nickel Bag Da Funk" EP on Smile Records, which was licensed to several top DJ mix compilations. Terry's DJ'ing, label and tracks have earned him a reputation that extends worldwide. Never one to follow the masses, he borrowed from each genre to create what we all know to be Terry's sound, putting a bad ass twist on an otherwise conservative house scene. This man is truly a living legend.

J-STAR techno
Chapel hill, NC
With over 15 years in the EDM community, J-star will get your body moving with her signature style of driving techno that flirts with the hard and the dark. In just a few short years J-star has quickly become a force to be reckoned with on the decks. Partnering with husband Billie Blaze, she co-found the Diffuse Audio collective with the goal of bringing like-minded EDM connoisseurs together to bring underground EDM to the masses.
Catch her live every Sunday on Diffuse Audio's Sundaze Sessions:

Turnstyle,, Richmond, VA

R.O.E. techno
VA Pressure, HRVA
(Rules of Engagement) consists of djs Brian Lindsay and Patrick Currier. Watch out for these two fusing tribal/german/detroit techno in all their tag sets. Keep on the look out for some techno releases.

Funk It Productions | VA Pressure | NSB Radio UK | W.E. Recordings
Paranoid Androidz are Virginia's premier Breakbeat DJ Team. Whether you've heard them on their weekly radio show on the #1 breakbeat radio station in the world, NSB Radio, or at one of the many shows they've rocked along the Atlantic coast, Paranoid Androidz will make you move your feet! The group is comprised of veteran DJs Vinyl Alchemist, Konversion, and Rican. Check out their show, The Downstairs Mixup Show, every Sunday from 6 PM - 8PM EST on for the best in breakbeat.

drum and bass
The Annex, VA Pressure, NOVA

DJ ALX progressive electro house
Binary Sound / Richmond, VA

BRIAN BASSIK progressive electro house
VA Pressure

DJ X-RAY progressive house
Central 111

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

FTA EVENT: SENDING SESSIONS Wednesday 02.15.12 [Alexandria, VA]

@ Sportrock Alexandria(SR2) [www] [Google Map]

Did you know when your having a high gravity day that the best solution to your problem is a large quantity of Drum & Bass?

Come out to Sportrock Alexandria (SR2) to hear myself The Librarian lay down the perfect sound track for you to climb, run or dance to.

Who knows I might bring a friend because 2 DJ's are better then 1.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Other Events: FORWARD [video teaser]

FORWARD is our 5 day mini festival, a celebration of electronic creative culture.

FORWARD Festival 2011 Teaser Video from XCulture on Vimeo.