“The Animal Party” – Sahara Oasis @ Harlot – San Francisco, CA – TAVISWILD x WALLACE x WILKI [04.11.14]

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The Animal Party launched November 2012 at Harlot (www.harlotsf.com) in San Francisco and quickly became the city’s most popular monthly party. The production is TRAVISWILD’s (www.TRAVISWILD.com) monthly residency and often includes special guests like Thomas Jack, Hohme, Panic City, John Beaver and other rising talents. For those unfamiliar with “The Animal Party,” the event takes place each month with a different animal-related sub-theme. Patrons dress up as various creatures and dance the night away in the transformed venue. In less than a year after launching THE ANIMAL PARTY in SF it was successfully expanded to East Hampton, NY in the summer of 2013 and in November of 2013, exactly one year after establishing himself as king of the Animal Kingdom, THE ANIMAL PARTY and TRAVISWILD secured bi-monthly residency at Riff Raff’s in NYC. What started as an idea for a housewarming party has now transformed into a bi-coastal high quality production that is nothing short of a WILD experience.

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The second time Travis brought the The Animal Party through NYC, we did a special Wallace vs. Wilki b2b set before Travis came on to rip up the place. So many close friends came out to get wild with us that night and kept the place rocking until 5am…ya, things got weird.  Our close friends, Sabrina Burda and Natalie Dodge, aka SBND, warmed things up for  for Travis at the last event at Riff Raff’s on April 4th. Similar to Will and myself, they have developed an infatuation for those deep grooves and melodic vibes, so needless to say, the stage was set quite nicely. Travis took over the decks dropping some ghouse beats, and then as the night progressed he got into some fresh progressive vibes. The drinks were flowing, lights / digital mapping were on point, and the music was spot on…per usual.

This time the show is back out on the better coast at Harlot. Pick up your tickets below and I can’t wait to see all my west coast friends and fans out showing off that animal spirit!

Tickets WILL sell out so Purchase Tickets ASAP to ensure entrance.

Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details!

And check out the guys’ Soundcloud pages for fresh podcasts and mixes to get you in the mood for this Friday’s show :)

TRAVISWILD’s Soundcloud

Wallace’s Soundcloud

WILKI’s Soundcloud

SPOTLIGHT: TÂCHES

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If you don’t know…now you know. TÂCHES is blowing (excuse my french) the fuck up. Can’t wait to experience his potent, original sound live. If you’re looking for beautiful vocal sampling and hauntingly deep vibes, look no further. The latest production is called “Malindi” and features Jessica Sophie on the vocals. The synth melodies and deep sub bass take you into a dream world full of flickering lights and sexual suggestion. I’m certainly feeling this one in all the right places. Just a warning, you may get an urge to be very very naughty. Give into the vibes. I will leave you with a description from the anonymous UK-based producer himself…

“Hello. These are some sounds I made late at night. I can’t say I was tired but I was certainly dreaming.”

Can’t get enough? Though that might happen…Here is real nice groovy remix of Naughty Boy‘s track with Wiz Khalifa called “Think About It.” TÂCHES simply makes something good into something great, and this is just exhibit A…

I will leave you with this mix for Pulse Radio. It features some unreleased gems, some recently released original tracks, and some really tasteful selections from the likes of Andhim and Miguel Puente, oh and not to mention, the powerful rendition of Marvin Gaye‘s “Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Romanian producer Sllash. It’s strong to quite strong…trust me. Press play and thank me later. The vibes don’t lie.

Trackist

Don’t Call It Love – Zero 7
Grapevine – Sllash
What I’m Missing – Sean Roman
??? – TÂCHES
Boy Boy Boy – Andhim
No Cure – TBoy
I’ll Come Running – Iain O’Hare
Falling Sky – MAM
Nouvelle Future (Olivier Schories Remix) – Dan Caster & Björn Störig
Think About It Ft. Ella Eyre & Wiz Khalifa (TÂCHES Remix) – Naughty Boy
Baby Gurl – Miguel Puente
Something Blue – TÂCHES
??? – TÂCHES & Sonder

RELEASE: Sonic Future – Chameleon EP [Suara]

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Sonic Future is a duo from Brazil consisting of Cesar Funck and VJ Leo and these guys have become a staple in my sets as of late. Always equipped with funky baselines and warm grooves, their tracks have received huge support from the industry from the likes of Maceo Plex, Tube & BergerNoir, and many more! This new EP on Suara consists of a four sensational tracks. The title track, “L.O.V.E.” absolutely dominates dance floors with an a sexy baseline melody and vocals that seem to chant as the groove penetrates you. The next track is a collaboration with Do Santos called ”About The Summer,” and this one has one clear message that can be found in pretty much every aspect of the production: the thick, dark, sensual baseline and synth melodies give the track a real dope vibe and the vocals employ a mellow kind of confidence that takes me poolside behind a pair of shades. “Numb” takes you deeper into a land of ambient noises, strong emotion, and warm pads, but then brings you back with a nice diving rhythm. The last track is called “Bring it On” and features a really soulful piano melody, some haunting vocal sampling, and a very powerful drop into an undeniable baseline that invites us to get close and dance closer.

RELEASE: Ilan Bluestone – Big Ben EP [Anjunabeats]

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Epic new EP from one of my favorite Anjunabeats artists, Ilan Bluestone. Fresh off of his latest hit single “Spheres” he drops a huge 3 track EP featuring entrancing melodies and euphoric synths. Huge support across the industry including legends, Above & Beyond. Been playing “Waves of LA” a lot and really dig the vibes. What’s your favorite?

RELEASE: Karma Kid – Like I’m On Fire (Original + Remixes) [Roche Musique]

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I feel like I’m on fire…when I’m with you…those things you do. Karma Kid is at it again. This time he invites Charles Murdoch and Kartell to join the party. It’s a good time.

Buy the full EP via Beatport.

And my favorite…

Painted BLACK Act I w. Klangkarussell, Thomas Azier, Stefan Biniak

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Painted BLACK is series of three theatrically immersive concerts interpreting and ultimately celebrating the ‘queen of all colors’ and its influence in music, art, design, nightlife, and New York culture.”

“Spanning over a course of two months in three acts, each Painted BLACK event has a distinct identity and musical genre, embracing a collection of artists across mediums, allowing each collective to mutually and uniquely interpret BLACK.”

“Act I will kick off the Painted BLACK concert series on February 13th at Irving Plaza with some of Europe’s most highly regarded electronic music producers.”

“Austrian duo, Klangkarussell will be Headlining the event with their debut NYC performance. Their sound incorporates elements of live instruments mixed with dark synths and deep beats. Their first single “Sonnentanz” reached over 1 million plays on Youtube and Soundcloud in its first month, creating a huge wave across Europe. 

Thomas Azier creates a unique dark pop sound, highlighting his vocals with a deep beat-heavy, synth-driven, dark experimental electronic sound. His music gives off a dark avant-garde emotion, bringing BLACK to life.”

Stefan Biniak has been proclaimed “King of the Berlin Underground” and impressed the dance music world with his incredibly melodic original tracks and remixes. Pairing together infectious house beats with complex piano, frequently warping vocals adding more elements of darkness into his music.” 

Act II & Act III – To Be Announced

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Really special event coming to New York very soon. I might have the privilege to play with these talented artists at Irving Plaza. EARMILK told me to make a mix. Below is my mix.

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