Friday, December 18, 2009

My Favorite/Best 16 Albums of 2009

1. Miike Snow - Miike Snow
A very close tie with Little Dragon (who's at #2). "Animal" was like the gateway-drug (song?) for me that led me to the rest of them album. It's some of the best dark pop songs I've ever heard. And hella catchy!

2. Little Dragon - Machine Dreams

I completely skipped the band's first album but was sucked in after hearing "Blinking Pigs" on the radio. This album is the ultimate electronic soul/r&b soundtrack from the future (notice I didn't say for--yes, from!). It's other-wordly, haunting, and beautiful.

3. Mos Def - The Ecstatic

Another artist I didn't follow for the first few LPs, but after hearing "Casa Bey" I had a feeling the rest of the record was going to sound like nothing any other hip-hop artist would release this year. Mos Def is most definitely a renaissance man & great artist.

4. Calvin Harris - Ready For The Weekend

The first single ("I'm Not Alone") and also my first complete listen of the album gave me a disappointed first impression, until I came back to it and soon realized the superstar angle and how fun the music was ("Flashback" & "Ready For The Weekend" are the bomb).

5. Discovery - LP

I don't really care if this record really was a joke because two dudes (from Vampire Weekend and Ra Ra Riot, respectively) were being ironic & funny. Like the pop-sensibilities I liked about Miike Snow and the electronic r&b funk of Little Dragon, this collaboration was doing something different and unexpected from their usual musical fares.

6. The Horrors - Primary Colours

Talk about a 180! This record definitely turned me around after a disappointing debut. Some dislike the new direction but I totally back it. My being partial to 80's UK post-punk & rock probably has a lot to do with that. These guys channel all those bands from the past perfectly.

7. Here We Go Magic - Here We Go Magic

While I do have to admit that I feel like half the record (which is pretty short itself) is more noise/ambience than identifiably structured songs, the "normal songs" that are present are pretty amazing stuff. I just wish more of the album was like "Fangela", but overall it is indeed a magical composition.

8. The Whitest Boy Alive - Rules

Much more polished-sounding than the debut. The band is definitely and sadly too underrated and overlooked by many. Like my feelings with Mos Def's album, this one reflects a side of indie/guitar music that most other artists aren't exploring, or at least doing this good.

9. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young

Regardless of my bias with The Strokes, you can't say this effort was a disaster, unnecessary, or a complete disappointment. Of all of the solo projects from the band's members, Julian's is hands down the most unique, diverse and bold. It definitely marks a new maturity for Casablancas - personally, artistically and professionally.

10. Bishop Allen - Grrr...

Yet another artist/group I didn't follow early on album-wise (I didn't even realize they were one of those bands that came into people's attention through a TV ad). I have to admit I don't know a whole lot about the band, but I'm easily drawn to the catchier/poppier side of indie rock, and this album does not let down in that dept.

11. Tiga - Ciao! Tiga

It's grittier and rawer than the last album, incorporates tons of old-school influences, and wouldn't be anything without "Mind Dimension". This is the record Tiga should've put out during the electroclash era of music, but not to say that it sounds outdated (it doesn't). James Murphy & Soulwax co-production? Count me in!

12. The Bloody Beetroots - Romborama

If Basement Jaxx is the epitome of mutant house, the Beetroots are the epitome of mutant "electro". It shouldn't even be classified as electro since Bob Rifo blurs the plethora of his influences perfectly. It's like the new Prodigy. Another great artist on this list, if it wasn't for his creativity & dedication to his craft.

13. The xx - xx

When I started following the buzz with this band, I had my doubts. And plus they looked like four average goth kids going to high school. Then I heard the music and understood I was horribly mistaken. Hope these guys are around long enough to keep making more great music.

14. Florence & The Machine - Lungs

When I first heard Florence & The Machine, there was definitely something very familiar. Aside from all the comparisons that are thrown her way, her voice & music are both mesmerizing, and the production on this album is excellent.

15. Metric - Fantasies

Metric has always been a quality indie band, and although I can't get over how much I will always love Old World Underground, this album sounds so meticulously produced that you can tell the band put a lot of work into it. No matter how remixable they are, nor how awesome I think the remixes from this album's singles are, the originals still hold their own. Love that voice too.

16. Linkwood - System
I spent the least amount of time listening to this album vs. everything else on this list, yet from the second "Tears" made fireworks go off in my mind, I had to keep listening. Each song plays like a 12" single from a producer who shows a perfect consistency and continuity when bridging disco/funk/house/electro together, without sounding aimlessly random.

Honorable Mention:

J Dilla - Jay Stay Paid
A more perfect Donuts. Scrapped together by Pete Rock. Who could ask for more! Couldn't ask for more than to see releases like these continue the spirit & artistry of J Dilla. God bless.

The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come
Don't get me wrong, great album. Definitely more disco/house/new wave influence permeating through than the first record. It's like the 21st century Human League (who I love!).

Go to my Tumblr to sample some tracks + revisit my 2008 list here!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

FEATURED: fakeRich's 10 Days of Mixmas (Day One)

I've been featured on's special edition Holiday/Christmas mixtape series aptly titled 10 Days of Mixmas (yes there's 10 days until Christmas as of this post!) as the First Day. I said Scream With Your Feet would be the last for '09, but sometimes there's exceptions to the rules.

I was part of a handful of DJ friends & family of the fakeRICH community asked to participate and was totally down for it. The mix is short and sweet and I threw in tracks of producers I really got into over the last 12 months (Siriusmo, Pilooski, Radioclit, Renaissance Man, etc.). Tracklist and download link (hosted at fakeRICH) below. Happy Holidays from Heavy Accents x fakeRICH!

1. Siriusmo – Nights Off
2. The Pointer Sisters – Send Him Back (Pilooski Edit)
3. DJ Mujava – Township Funk (Radioclit Remix)
4. Rebotini – 777 (Discodeine Remix)
5. Renaissance Man – Aloha
6. Cubic Zirconia – Fuck Work (Dam Funk Remix)
7. Canyons – Fire Eyes (Jacques Renault’s Living In The Jungle Mix)
8. Florence And The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (The xx Remix) (Renaissance Man Edit)
9. Metronomy – Not Made For Love (Astronomer Remix)
10. Pilooski – Love Is Wet


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

MIXTAPE: Scream With Your Feet

Scream With Your Feet brings my mixtapes back to the '00s since the last few retro ones I've been putting out and also marks the last mix I'm going to be putting out for the remainder of the year. The sound represented in SWYF also marks the intersection of my musical influences past (see Rhythm Life, Disco Desire Vol. 1 & 2) and present.

A few highlights include: Neon Indian, Moulinex's Two Door Cinema Club (discover this band if you haven't yet!) remix, Lindstrøm & Christabelle's latest collaboration remixed by Aeroplane, Friendly Fires' house-friendly remix of Phoenix, Chromeo's new retro-future single and Rubix's ridiculously fun disco filler-house track "Baiser Sur La Disco".

Until 2010, enjoy this with your Holidays and let your feet scream a little.

1. Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer
2. Logo - Junocide
3. Phoenix - Fences (Friendly Fires Remix)
4. Jack Frost & The Circle Jerks - Shout
5. Lindstrøm and Christabelle - Baby Can't Stop (Aeroplane Remix)
6. Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars (In Flagranti Remix)
7. The Scare - Could Be Bad (G.L.O.V.E.S Remix)
8. Database - A French Winter
9. Two Door Cinema Club - I Can Talk (Moulinex Remix)
10. Metronomy - Heartbreaker (Discodeine Remix)
11. Chromeo - Night By Night
12. Metric - Sick Muse (Adam Freeland Remix)
13. The Juan Maclean - One Day (Surkin Remix)
14. Rubix - Baiser Sur La Disco (Rubix Refix)
15. Fake Blood - I Think I Like It
16. Vitalic - Poison Lips
17. Riton & Primary 1 - Who's There?
18. The Chemical Brothers - Under The Influence

Download Scream With Your Feet (MediaFire) (sendspace)
41 min | 57mb

Sunday, November 15, 2009

MIXTAPE: Rhythm Life

Following suit with the more retro mixes I've been putting out, here's one I was excited to craft: Rhythm Life, a collection of acid house, electro (hip-hop) and classic rave.

From the time I discovered electronica & dance music 10+ years ago, it was only natural for me to retrace my steps and dig up songs from the pioneers & legends: Juan Atkins (featured on Rhythm Life twice as Cybotron & Model 500), Afrika Bambaataa, Orbital, etc.

I started listening to hip-hop when I was young, so 80s/old school hip-hop easily attracted my ears. I was always especially drawn to electro music (the real/original incarnation): Egyptian Lover, Mantronix, Jonzun Crew, every Juan Atkins moniker. "Clear" by Cybotron has to be one of the greatest classic electro tracks ever made.

This mix of tracks might not be the most accessible, but 99% of the songs on there mean a lot to the history of house/electro/techno and to myself as a music fan. It also doubles as my Haçienda (Factory Records, Manchester, etc.) mix.

1. Mɐn Pɐrrısh - Hıp Hop Be Bop (Orıgınɐl Versıon)
2. Adonis - No Way Back
3. 808 State - Cubik (Kings County Perspective)
4. Newcleus - Jam On It
5. A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray (Original Mix)
6. New Order - Confusion
7. Hashim - Al-Naayfysh (The Soul)
8. Rhythim Is Rhythim - Strings Of Life
9. Orbital - Chime (7" Version)
10. X-Press 2 - Muzik Xpress
11. Inner City - Good Life
12. Simian Mobile Disco - Synthesise (No Voodoo Version)
13. Cybotron - Clear
14. Future Sound Of London - We Have Explosive (7 Edit)
15. Egyptian Lover - Egypt Egypt
16. Hercules & Love Affair - You Belong (Riton Remix)
17. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force - Planet rock (House Mix II By LFO)
18. Model 500 - Future
19. Nacho Lovers - Acid Life (Nachos 909 Dub)

Download Rhythm Life
40 min | 55mb

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

EVENTS: Gino's Live Artshow @ QIO + Halloween Hotness @ Shin BBQ

Thursday, October 29th:

@ QIO Select
11614 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Art: Gino Perez
Photos: Rony's Photobooth
DJs: DJ Kay-G, Heavy Accents
Live: EsDii

Free cover
Open bar

Saturday, October 31st:

Halloween Hotness
@ Shin BBQ

Host: Laura Prepon
DJs: Heavy Accents, Linje

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

MOSCOW @ Boardner's ft. Dim Mak Pop-Up Shop

Come to Moscow tonight at Boarders, I'm guest DJ'ing along with Keith 2.0, DJ (N), Cassette, and more. First time spinning for this night! Dim Mak will also have a pop-up shop with vinyl, cds, clothing & stickers. 18+!

Monday, October 19, 2009

MIXTAPE: Disco Desire (Vol. 2)

The second installment of Disco Desire is here, embodied in a mélange of vintage & nu disco, house, funk, and old-school electro. If Vol. 1 was the ying, Vol. 2 is the yang.

A couple of tracks have been stuck in my head for days now, including the spacey Al Usher jam, the groovy Sammy Bardot edit, and Canyon's shoulder-shaking "Apples & Pears" track. Hopefully they will become cosmically etched into your minds as well... See you on the dancefloor.

1. Glɐss Cɐndy - Iko
2. The Pool - Jamaica Running
3. Al Usher - Lullaby for Robert
4. Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face
5. Metro Area - Let's Get...
6. Salsoul - Ooh I Love It (Love Break)
7. In Flagranti - What Are You Doing After The Orgy
8. Sammy Barbot - Mexico (Lovefinger's Barrio Edit)
9. Firefly - Love (Is Gonna Be On Our Side)
10. Kerrier District - Disco Nasty
11. Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin - Walking On Sunshine
12. Turbotito - Losing Their Heads
13. Canyons - Apples And Pears
14. LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations (Lindstrom Mix)
15. The Golden Filter - Thunderbird
16. Walter Jones - Deuteronomy Brown (I-F Edit)
17. Sound Stream - Motion (Original Mix)
18. Ferrara - Love Attack (12'' Mix)

Download Disco Desire (Vol. 2) (Mega)
40 min | 55 mb


Disco Desire (Vol. 2) by heavyaccents

Monday, September 28, 2009

DIM MAK TUESDAYS @ Cinespace w/ Wallpaper (Live)

Dim Mak Tuesdays @ Cinespace 9/29 (Hollywood, CA):


DJ Sets
Them Jeans
Dan Oh
Heavy Accents


Monday, September 14, 2009


DYFAO!, or Dance Your Fucking Ass Off!, was inspired by the Party Rock aesthetic of LMFAO, triple distilled through the Heavy Accents sound. Confused yet? You shouldn't be. I've put together my latest favorite tracks, a handful I spin and the rest I hope will make you spin and DYFAO!

This was a fun one to compile, and it comes loaded with lots of easter eggs. Aside from a remix and original from Holy Ghost! and DatA each, there's an excellent Daft Punk cover by The Twelves, an In Flagranti edit of a certain Clash song, Sam Sparro vocals on Beni's track, and a Calvin Harris touch behind Dizzee Rascal's "Holiday". Enjoy and namaste.

1. Mıss Kıttın & The Hackǝr - Party In My Hǝad (Thıǝvǝs Lıkǝ Us Rǝmıx)
2. Phoenix - Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Loves Paris Remixomania)
3. Canyons - Blue Snakes
4. Beni - Maximus
5. Dizzee Rascal - Holiday
6. DJ Mehdi - Pocket Piano (Joakim Remix)
7. Holy Ghost! - I Will Come Back
8. DatA - One in a Million (Drixxxe Remix)
9. Retro/Grade - Moda
10. The Twelves - Night Vision (Daft Punk Cover)
11. YACHT - Summer Song
12. Animal Collective - My Girls (Hatchmatik Disco Bootleg)
13. French Horn Rebellion Vs. Database - Beaches and Friends (Hey Champ Remix)
14. Bumblebeez - Zulu (Bang Gang and Knife Machine's JuJu Remix)
15. La Roux - I'm Not Your Toy (DatA Remix)
16. Metronomy - Radio Ladio (Radioclit Swedish Remix)
17. Little Dragon - My Step
18. Boy 8-Bit - A City Under Siege
19. In Flagranti - Abash Crock
20. Simian Disco Mobile - The Mighty Atom
21. Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Waves

Download DYFAO!
47 min | 65 mb

Sunday, September 13, 2009

LIVE MONDAYS @ Dragonfly

Come say goodbye to Yoshio of Good Job Yoshio as he spends his last night in Los Angeles before going home to Japan! Catch us at Live Mondays at the Dragonfly this Monday, Sept. 14th.

I'll be spinning with GMO as Kids At The Disco along with our friend DJ Linje and more. Check out the Facebook event page for more info.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

DIM MAK TUESDAYS @ Cinespace w/ Love Grenades (Live!), Dangerous Dan & More

Dim Mak Tuesdays @ Cinespace 9/8 (Hollywood, CA):
Love Grenades

DJ Sets
Dangerous Dan
DJ Anonymous
Them Jeans
Dan Oh
Heavy Accents


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

MIXTAPE: Disco Desire (Vol. 1)

I decided to record a mix separate from the usual fare of music, with an emphasis this time on retro/italo/nu -disco. It's meant to be played for your post-clubbing needs, or as an excuse to stay in on a hot Summer night.

You'll notice it's entitled "Vol. 1", as I plan to continue a series of Disco Desire mixtapes covering personal gems from my disco-related library (i.e. not exclusive to the pop songs from the 70's).

1. Arcade Lover - Fantasy Lines
2. Lovebirds - Modern Stalking
3. Raw Dmx - Do It To The Funk (Greg Wilson Edit)
4. Chemise - She Can't Love You
5. Luke Vibert - Robutuss
6. Hercules & Love Affair - Raise Me Up
7. Metro Area - Soft Hoop
8. Easy Going - Do It Again
9. Kano - I'm Ready
10. Bottin - Theme From St. Mark 30124
11. Kasso - Brazilian Dancer
12. Putsch '79 - Asian Girls
13. Chaz Jankel - Get Yourself Together (Hercules & Love Affair Hercbump Mix)
14. Mock & Toof - Big Hands For A Lady
15. Logo - La Vie Moderne
16. Black Devil Disco Club - The Devil In Us (Dub Version)
17. Betty Botox - Back To The Piano Magic
18. Punkin' Machine - I Need You Tonight

Download Disco Desire (Vol. 1) (Mega)
41 min | 57 mb

Disco Desire (Vol. 1) by Heavy Accents #2

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

DIM MAK TUESDAYS @ Cinespace w/ Data, Motor

Dim Mak Tuesdays @ Cinespace 8/11 (Hollywood, CA):
front room
Heavy Accents 10-11p
Dan Oh 11p-12a

back room
Motor 11:30p
Data 12:30a
Them Jeans (in between sets)


Friday, August 7, 2009

MUTE FRIDAYS @ Proof Bar: Dim Mak Staff Takeover

Dim Mak Staff Takeover heads to Downtown Santa Ana for one night only:

Mute Fridays @ Proof Bar 8/7 (Santa Ana, CA)
Heavy Accents
Filthy Soul
Jacob Lee

$10 champagne bottles
No cover

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

THEM JEANS: White Light | Mixtape

Check out the new mix by homie Them Jeans:

"The White Light mix series asked me to be number 8 in their collection of very awesome mixes. When people ask to explain, I tell them it’s when club dj’s get to make a mix of more chilled out dance tunes, definitely adhering to the spacey vibe, and semi-trippy artwork. It’s definitely the easiest and most natural mix I’ve ever made. I hope yall enjoy, track list after the jump.

1. M83 – Couleurs
2. Röyksopp – The Girl And The Robot (Kris Menace Remix)
3. Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Instrumental)
4. Metronomy – Heartbreaker (Anoraak Remix)
5. Pet Shop Boys – Love Etc (Gui Boratto Mix)
6. Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks (Fred Falke Remix)
7. Holy Ghost! – I Will Come Back
8. Tiga – Love Don’t Dance Here Anymore
9. New Order – Thieves Like Us
10. John Dahlbäck – Honeywell
11. Stevie Nicks – Stand Back (Eli Escobar Disco Mix)
12. Bat For Lashes – Daniel"

Download White Light VIII (zSHARE)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

FREELOAD Tiga's "Overtime (Heavy Accents' For The Sake Of Brevity DJ Edit)"

This is an unofficial radio/DJ edit if you will that I cut up of Tiga's track "Overtime" featured off his new album Ciao!

It's not a remix or chopping-and-screwing of any kind but rather a re-edit to cut to the chase, since the song (which, don't get me wrong, I love in it's entirety) has a long instrumental first half, and I wanted to use the song for the next HA mixtape.

Before the download link is a video snippet of a Tiga interview which if you haven't seen will prompt me to tell you that you must ASAP:

Download Tiga - Overtime [Heavy Accents' For The Sake Of Brevity DJ Edit] (mediafire)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

DIM MAK POOL PARTY @ The Standard Hotel

This Saturday (June 27th) Dim Mak is hosting a pool party to lead into Electric Daisy Carnival @ The Standard Hotel (DTLA) Rooftop Pool featuring:

Special Guests
South Rakkas Crew
Crystal Method
+ more

Hyphy Crunk
DJ Metric
Heavy Accents

Free w/ RSVP

Monday, May 18, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Dim Mak Collection x Urban Outfitters T-shirt Release Party @ Space 1520 (Hollywood, CA):
Meet & Greet w/ Steve Aoki
DJ Sets by
Dan Oh
Hyphy Crunk
Heavy Accents

All ages | Free

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Kick off the early summer when LA meets OC and worlds collide for:

Busywork @ Detroit Bar 5/13 (Costa Mesa, CA):
Dim Mak Staff DJs vs Busywork DJs

$2 beers

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

MIXTAPE: Shout With Your Hips

This week I bring you Shout With Your Hips, part one of two mixtapes I'm really excited to release. Compiled from all the current dance & remix music stuck on repeat, this mix represents the lighter, disco-y, safe-for-four-on-the-floor half of the two. Another live recording until I figure out how to record this ish properly. Enjoy!

1. Cut Copy - Sands Of Time
2. Jamie Lidell - Little Bit Of Feel Good (Mr. Oizo Mix)
3. Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (Aeroplane Italo 84 Remix)
4. Mock & Toof - Underwater
5. Grovesnor - Drive Your Car (Hot Chip Remix)
6. Runaway - Brooklyn Club Jam
7. Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning (Cut Copy Remix)
8. Little Boots - Bring It On
9. Golden Bug - Looklooklook (In Flagranti Remix)
10. LeLe - Breakfast (Mercury Remix)
11. MGMT - Of Moons, Birds and Monsters (Holy Ghost Remix)
12. Curses! - The Deep End (Holy Ghost! Day School Dub)
13. The Juan MacLean - Happy House
14. Liquid Liquid - Optimo (Optimo Remix)
15. Royksopp - Happy Up Here (Breakbot Remix)
16. We Have Band - You Came Out (Stereogamous Remix)
17. Supermayer - The Art of Letting Go (Ewan's Daft Funk Vocal Edit)
18. Shakedown - Lovegames
19. Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance (80kidz Remix)
20. Pnau ft. Ladyhawke - Embrace (Fred Falke & Miami Horror Remix)
21. Ted & Francis - Erlend (Ted & Francis remix)
22. The Hours - See The Light (Calvin Harris Remix)
23. Klanguage - Priceless Things
24. Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don't Stand A Chance (Chromeo Remix)
25. Cazals - Somebody, Somewhere (Lifelike Dub)
26. Midfield General - Love Thy Self (Midfield General Disco-ish Mix)
27. In Flagranti - Brush My Beat
28. Hot Chip - My Piano
29. Lord Skywave - I Am A Dead Man (Grovesnor remix)
30. Phoenix - 1901 (Fabian Remix)
31. Datarock - Give It Up (Kissy Sell Out Remix)

Download Shout With Your Hips
and find it on fakeRICH too (Mykal <3)
72 min. | 99 mb

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

DIM MAK TUESDAYS @ Cinespace w/ Ed Banger Crew + The Whip

Dim Mak Tuesdays @ Cinespace 4/21 (Hollywood, CA):
Ed Banger Crew
Them Jeans
Dan Oh
Heavy Accents 9-10pm

Live music by
The Whip


Monday, April 13, 2009

LIVE: La Roux @ The Roxy 4/13

Shame on you for missing La Roux's performance last night! No but seriously a lot of people thought it was a later show for some reason. Not a big deal though because I took some photos (which went from bad to decent surprisingly) and a few videos which you can check out below. I came in to the end of El Ten Eleven's set (pretty good live band!) and luckily didn't have to swim through a mad crowd to get near the front.

La Roux armed with her guy on keys and sans a back-up dancer/singer (?) played a 6-7 song set and the most obvious conclusion was that she is an amazing singer. I really hope people catch on to her talent because there are so many other singers out there right now that couldn't keep it consistent like La Roux did. I'm also a big new wave/80s fan so naturally I was thinking of Human League, etc. in my head while watching her, except they did not have a singer like her. Just don't miss her next time she's back in LA:

Friday, April 10, 2009

VIDEO: Tiga "Shoes" (Dir. AlexandLiane)

Tiga's dropping a new album on April 27th called Ciao! Tiga, pretty f'ing excited about it if this track has any bearing on the direction of the album. Here's the music video for "Shoes" produced by Soulwax/Gonzales, directed by AlexandLiane:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

TEASER: Kitsune Maison 7 "The Lucky One"

Kitsuné has always been on top of their game and thankfully they keep rolling out the hits with their amazing compilations (Maison, Pioneer, Tabloid, the list goes on). This is what I'm all about, good groovy/hip/refreshing indie/electronic rock & dance music. Forget that electro/nu-rave stuff for a second, here's a cute little teaser video for Kitsuné Maison 7 - The Lucky One:

The compilation drops in May '09.

Monday, March 23, 2009

MIXTAPE: Breakfast Of Champions

If it was obvious enough, I jacked the title from the Vonnegut novel (sorry, not really into Wheaties...) which I'm currently reading. Or trying to finish. Slowly.

Moving along--this is somewhat of a live mix-tape clocking in a little over one hour, so I apologize for the inconsistent audio levels throughout (if I knew how to mix/master this stuff I would).

I meant to record this for December but I went out of the country so finally, here it is. A little on the electro/beat side but I tried to cover all the corners. Some highlights: XXXChange's "My Love"/"Your Love" mash, the highly underrated Subs, up-and-coming Fukkk Offf, a forgotten Buffalo Bunch remix of Phoenix, the Boys Noize-produced Frankmusik "When You're Around" with a sweet-ass hijacked Stranglers' sample. Enjoy.

1. Audio Bullys - Flickery Vision (Original)
2. Mr. Oizo - Positif
3. Munk - Live Fast Die Old (Headman Remix)
4. ZZT - The Worm (Erol Alkan Extended Rework)
5. Late Of The Pier - Focker (Boys Noize Terror Remix)
6. Alter Ego - Why Not?
7. Housemeister - Inordertodance (Original Mix)
8. Database - Miami ft. Bonde do Role
9. Birdman - 100 Million (Fully Fitted Remix)
10. XXXChange - Our Love (Main Edit)
11. Streetlife DJs - We Love The Disco Sound (Radio Edit)
12. The Subs - Papillon
13. Lykke Li - Little Bit (AutoErotique Bootleg Remix)
14. Fukkk Offf - Black Phantom
15. PNAU - Baby (Aston Shuffle Just Woah Remix)
16. Underworld - Ring Road (Fake Blood Remix)
17. Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better (Buffalo Bunch Remix)
18. Yuksek - Tonight
19. Math Head - Get Hype
20. Claude Vonstroke vs Too $hort - Blow The Whistler (Hookerz & Blow Edit)
21. Tiga - Move My Body (Only4Erol Mix)
22. Gameboy/Gamegirl - Fruitsalad (Round Table Knights Remix)
23. The Prodigy - Pandemonium
24. Switch, Ant & DNA - Xpand
25. Yelle - Short Dick Cuiz (Tepr remix)
26. Shawty Lo - They Know (Million $ Mano Remix)
27. Frankmusik - When You're Around

Download Breakfast Of Champions (Mega)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

DIM MAK TUESDAYS @ Cinespace w/ DJ Blaqstarr, Them Jeans

Dim Mak Tuesdays @ Cinespace 3/24 (Hollywood, CA):
DJ Blaqstarr (Mad Decent)
Them Jeans
Heavy Accents

Live music by
Rosie And The Goldbug
Bad Flirt

Hosted by
Steve Aoki


Monday, March 9, 2009


Burning Angel x Dim Mak Present
Girls Girls Girls 2: DVD Release Party 3/12 @ The Roxy
DJ Metric
Heavy Accents


Thursday, March 5, 2009


Mute Fridays 3/6 @ Proof Bar (Santa Ana):
Pase Rock
Faded Tequila Worms
Kids At The Disco
DJs Legit & Rockberry

No cover

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


The Dim Mak Staff Takeover continues!
Grindhaus @ Jimmy's Lounge

Guest DJ sets by
Heavy Accents
Jacob Lee
Filthy Soul

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Awww our little Jacob is all grown up with his first public DJ set! Join me, Sal, and Jacob as we hit the decks representing the Dim Mak staff and bring you a night of anything and everything imaginable courtesy of Busywork Wednesdays in Costa Mesa!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009


This Friday @ Detroit Bar (Costa Mesa):
Cosmic Kids
Colossal Knxn
Kids At The Disco
DJ (N)


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year + Best Of 2008

I'm already ballin' over so much music in my iTunes to go through, I have a mix I need to record that I was hoping to finish before the year was over, plus another one I'm starting to collect tracks for for a '09 kick off mixtape.

Also, I give you my best of/favorite albums of 2008:

1. Vampire Weekend - s/t
By now the band may have worn out their welcome with indie fans but when this first came out, trust me you and I were both feeling this like whoa.

2. Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
Besides having an amazing title single, after a few spins the album creeps up on you by surprise.

3. Foals - Antidotes
I've posted about this guys before on my old blog, the first time I heard this in its entirety I couldn't shut it off. Great dance-y math-, post-rock rhythms.

4. Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
Always looking for a familiar sound in subsequent records can be a killer. At first listen I didn't understand what they were doing, but now I know the band is destined for great pop genius.

5. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
This album brought out the darker 80s influences with a matured sound, topped off with a splash of MBV. I love Cut Copy to death.

6. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
The album is this low on my list despite their hype but that's also the reason. Nonetheless a solidly produced record all around.

7. Hercules & Love Affair - s/t
Haunting vocals and excellent disco house journeys. These guys deserve all the acclaim they get. Plus I'd listen to Kim Ann Foxman's voice forever if I could.

8. Lykke Li - Youth Novel
No wonder I liked this album so much, one of the guys from Peter Bjorn & John produced the record! This makes up for their 2008 album sucking so much. And I can't forget Lykke Li's charming vocals of course.

9. Dr. Dog - Fate
My only issue with this album is that it sounds like it was unmastered, or my headphones are broken. Otherwise these guys have a great 60s/70s pop-rock sound, extreme catchiness, that I don't think anyone else could pull off.
(Thanks Dane)

10. Friendly Fires - s/t
I heard these guys produced their stuff DIY, if so cheers to them. I hate to drop their name (yeah I'm one of those people) but think early Bloc Party and throw it in a punk-funk-disco blender for sharp dance rhythms and good times.

11. Walter Meego - Voyager
A band I kind of ignored at first (and should've stayed to see when they opened for Cut Copy), then rediscovered after hearing a few tracks here and there and asking myself "I know this..who is this?". Trust me, put the album on and people will be asking about them too.

12. Flight Of The Conchords - s/t
Although it's not new material and missing a few classics, the pair are extremely talented and funny and how could anyone not like this record?

13. Late Of The Pier - Fantasy Black Channel
Fuck the nu-rave/Klaxons comparisons, with the help of Erol Alkan this band has produced the most unique sounding album of 2008 from the UK indie scene.

14. Mr. Oizo - Lambs Anger
On the surface it sounds half-assed at times, like Oizo threw some loops on repeat, but if you're familiar with his music all the way from Analog Worms Attack (maybe even earlier), this guy is an amazing producer. Overall its the Oizo album I've been waiting for since the last (which I was sadly disappointed by).

15. Q-Tip - The Renaissance
This album reminds me of what J Dilla (RIP) was going for with The Shining (which was one of my favorite albums of '06). It's not perfect, but compared to other comeback/aging hip-hop icons, Q-Tip did an excellent and cohesive job. The Dilla-produced track "Move" has been on repeat for me for a while now.

16. Dodos - Visiter
Refreshing yet sadly underrated indie folk-rock, musically reminiscent of Animal Collective at times (and I say this loosely), with a vintage sound like the aforementioned Dr. Dog. The album reminds me of my college radio days.

Honorable Mention: Skatebard - Cosmos
This is my fave space disco shit of the year, and although somewhat formulaic and repetitive, I think Skatebard is headed in the right direction for the recognition he deserves.

Here's a link to my
Best Of 2007 on my old blog (R.I.P. Dancefloor Heart Attack).

The "Far Away" b-side on Cut Copy's latest single, "Sands of Time", is dooope. For sure going on the next mixtape...cop that ish!