Saturday, June 30, 2007

Richie Panic - Girls Night Out Volume 2

Richie Panic, Girls Night Out Volume 2

Here's some more fun mix action for you to kids to listen to this weekend on your iPhone or Zune or whatever crazy gadget you have. It's Girl Night Out Volume 2, Richie Panic's soundtrack for girls gone wild. We dropped the first volume here a few weeks ago and this follow-up continues the high quality; in fact, I'm feeling this one a little more as there's a little more a filthy, bootyesque vibe to this one. On the real, dude's one of the few who is putting together like this, basically completely re-edited and fucked with on every track. Panic and Gold Chains have edited or added some instruments to every track, sometimes it's subtle, sometimes it's on some complete alteration shit.

I know that we've been hitting you with lots of mixes, but of all of them, this one might be the best intro to what this blog is about. It's hard-hitting, 26 minutes (brevity DJs, don't sleep on it), it's all about the dancefloor, covers lots of our favorites (CSS, Simian Mobile Disco, lots of Frenchies), some lesser known stuff, just a banger. Download it now, I gurantee you will be rocking it all week, it's real real good.

Tonight's the chance for San Franciscans to check out the dude and hear this mix come to life at his main party, Frisco Disco. On the regular, Richie and Jefrodisiac throw one of the best parties in the Bay Area, on some debaucherous, did I really see that last night?, was I really doing that with her? shit. Check out past pictures to see beautiful people looking beautiful and having a beautiful time. This one's extra special, as it's Mr. Panic's birthday celebration and one can only imagine the crazy crazy things that will happen at The Transfer tonight. I can't make it, but for anyone near SF you have no excuse. I mean, check out the flier, this is the party of the year!

For the rest of you, check out Richie Panic's myspace page and thank him for the mix, check out his upcoming gigs, party people and DJs get the man gigs in the rest of the country, dd him as a friend, say hi. I want to wish him a Happy Birthday, looking forward

Bliss with Dave P and JDH, Too Much Love and more

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It's a big night for the nation's capital, Washington D.C., as a monster Bliss goes down t Black Cat Mainstge (1811 14th Street NW). The Fixed bols, Dave P & JDH, are the special guests for D.C.'s best party, bringing Democrats and Republicans together with dance music and indie jams. There's also a live set by Brooklyn's The Boggs, for those of you who need some live instrumentation when you go out. Seriously, resident DJ Will Eastman has turned this into a great party in a city that ain't easy to do up. I really hope that people down in D.C. and the surrounding area attend this and show that boy some love, as it's a lonely job trying to get people to dance in that city.

-Another one of my favorite parties in a city that may not be a party capital (yet) is Too Much Love up in Minneapolis. Speaking of doing yeoman's party work, Soviet Panda does the damn thing every week, bringing in special guests and dropping the hottest indie dance and electro stuff. Tonight's extra special, as Chicago's Dark Wave Disco hits town for a a Midwest superparty. DJs Trancid, Mark Gertz and Greg Corner will join Panda for utter chaos at First Avenue Mainroom (701 First Avenue North). Yeah, this will be huge!

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-We ain't leaving the Midwest yet, as White Girl Lust is spinning in Denver tonight at Senger's (3014 E. Colfax). It's actually one half of WGL, but who cares? Even as half duo they're twice as good as anyone else! Wait, Denver is considered part of the Midwest, right? I hope so, as this post is so much better if it is.

-New York's kinda quiet tonight after all sorts of daytime fun, but it ain't dead. Pitbulls and Pinups has one of the best names ever and some great DJs. Let's see.. Andy Pry, Rezound & Workweek of War and Moon and White Girl Lust do it up at Don Pedro's (90 Manhattan Ave). Bushwick, stand up!

-Finally, you can't hold Pound for Pound to just national borders. This is an international movement, motherfuckers! In that spirit, my girl DJ Almost Tropical is spinning tonight at Picknick (Dorotheenstrasse 90) with a ton of other people likle Trickski and Hans Blitz. Get there early to hear Almost Tropical kill it, I promise that. In fact, I feel sorry for the peple who have to follow in her wake. Not sure the name of the party, let me know if you know. Or just go and party and dance and be young.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Lauren Flax! New Party! White Lightning Returns!

Lauren Flax, "Iceland" (YSI link)

I'm so psyched to put this up today, the newest original track by NYC DJ/producer/promoter, Ms. Lauren Flax. I've spoken of her many times here at Pound for Pound, not surprising since I consider her to be one of the best DJs in the country. Ridiculously, this is the first time I've posted some of her music; we'll be correcting this lapse of judgment over the next few weeks, starting with this beautiful, pastoraal electronic song, "Iceland." It's funny, when I first went to listen to this I was expecting something different, figuring the title was ironic or just working title or something. I expected more of the booty/house sounds that she spins. But, she totally confounds all of my expectations and I love love love it.

For those of you in New York City, it's your lucky night. White Lightning is making its return and reclaiming Friday nights downtown with its new party, Secrets, at its new spot, Orchard Bar (200 Orchard St.) This was one of the best dance music parties in the city and it's now finaally getting the digs it deserves. I caught the Modular Records party at this venue two weeks ago and it's such a nice spot. It's got a narrow bar at the front, but grab your drink and head to the back, where there's a huge dancefloor tucked away. This one's only gonna be gullier, as Flax is teaming up with my bol Project Matt and I couldn't be happier. There's gonna be a super secret live band performance, DJ Annalyze and Kim Ann Foxman will also spin. There's nowhere else to be NYC, go, get drunk, get buck, get laid, get a lesson on how great a party can be. See you there!

For the rest of you, head over to the lovely Ms Flax's myspace page to say hi, hear some more tunes, figure out where she'll be next spinning, peep her repping KMFDM to the fullest, add her as a friend, thank her for sharing her music. Keep coming back here, as we're gonna be do a lot more to highlight one of the rising stars of the game. Recognize game now, she's only gonna hustle harder.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Rihanna - Umbrella

Rihanna feat. Jay-Z, "Umbrella"
(YSI link)

Rihanna feat. Jay-Z, "Umbrella (Jody Den Broeder Destruction Club mix)" (YSI link)

Rihanna feat. Jay-Z, "Umbrella (The Lindbergh Palace remix)" (YSI link)

Rihanna feat. Jay-Z, "Umbrella (Steve Angello remix)"
(YSI link)

Here's our next lady, pretty much the lady of the moment in hi-hop/r&b, Rihanna. She's got a new album, Good Girl Gone Bad, and it's dominating the summer radio (and the walls of South Williamsburg) and really doesn't have any competitors. I never have a good sense of these things, but I feel like she's a superstar in the making, like first post-Beyonce r&b/pop/hip-hop crossover star.

Fittingly, the first big single from the new album features Mr. Beyonce, Jay-Z. "Umbrella" features the Jigga man, which seems to back up my contention that she's playing in the big leagues now. Anyway, Jay drops a pretty average track for him now, which isn't a compliment. I mean, seriously, what's the deal, dude? Can't you just go away for good and spend your money? I'm torn with the rest of the song. Rihanna has this sort of cold, detached singing style (or maybe it's lack of a style) that works for me. I like the idea of that, but it doesn't work when the lyrics are the complete opposite, traditional, love-y r&b ones. The music has a nice, slow, unhurried sound, background synths, dominating drums, it seems better for a more cynical or heartbroken song. I need to sit with this one more, let me know what you think.

Can't say I'm a huge fan of the remixes, as they mainly tend to make them more dance-floor friendly. All of them would work for a big room, They throw a more 4/4 beat under the proceedings, which is nice. I guess I just hoped that someone would take this into more robotic, even minimalist territory. That's not fair, as I should judge this on what's happened not on what I wished happened. I'd go withe Lindbergh Palace club remix as my favorite; ironically it's a beautiful, upbeat affair, the complete opposite of what I just wrote. I contain multitudes, people, I contain multitudes!

Monday, June 25, 2007

One More Day In Manhattan and Get Famous!

Okay, normally, I try not to do any listings for Mondays. Like, even G-d rested one day, right? But, tonight, Oxy Cottontail and Bronques from Last Night's Party come together with Spankrock and the Baltimore Bass Connection and I realize that you can always sleep during work. Oxy's Monday night jawn at Sway (305 Spring St.) was one of the first parties I went to in New York City, so I have fond memories of hanging out there. This one should be extra sick, as she is bringing the One More Day party to NYC (this all started as a chant at WMC in Miami, that's all I know). MC Spankrock and DJs Ronnie Darko and Chris Rockswell are here to breathe some life into this city. That's not all, as you also get DJ sets from Second String Stunna crew of Miami, who are new to me. But, you know that I love Miami and its sounds, so I am confident that this will just be a massive night of bass. Oh, Last's Night Party will be in the house too, so you may get to see a boob or three. Yeah! Free,

-No Last Night's Party in LA, but you can still Be Famous! Head to the Boa Lounge (8462 W Sunset Blvd) tonight where resident DJ HighspeedDub is joined by Blow Up LA's Dirty Dave and Scarlett Casanova for a night of the dance-y rock music that we all love. Oh, and shadowscene will be there, so you may get to see boobs too! Yea! Now, if only Pound for Pound got to see boobs :( lolrotflbrblmaostfu

Lil Mama - Lipgloss

Lil Mama, "Lipgloss" (YSI link) 320 DJs

Let's start the week out with some bubble gum rap for the club, the anthem for the summer. I know that this is the shit that the real heads cna't get into, it's too cheesy and not serious, blah blah blah. Get over yourselves, this is just so much fun, it should put a smile on your face. Great refrain ("What'choo know bout me/Whatchoo know bout me?"), fun, simple lyrics. But the real heat is the clapping beat and heavy drums, crazy minimalist shit, which you know I love. It's like a nastier, more brutal snap track. Yummy.

Okay, this was just a quick hitter, I've got another great female rap/r&b talent up next. Can you guess who?

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Blow Up LA 2 Year Anniv., Carl Craig and more

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It's a really big night in LA, as one of the city's best parties, Blow Up LA, turns one year old. It seems like just yesterday that it was only zero years old. Mang, are they throwing a fucking birthday party for themselves? One of my favorite DJs/producers is headlining in the person of Le Castle Vania. LA, hyou might not be ready

-Okay, NYC, get to Studio B (259 Banker St.) tonight. Demon Days is happening, Carl Craig is spinning, your life may never be the same. This Planet E Records night is just soooooo good, for real. Craig is one of the greatest DJs alive, a fucking legend, I really feel like every New Yorker needs to go to this and get schooled on dance music and its history. I know I do, so I will be in attendance.

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-LA, NY, blah blah blah. We love the middle of the country too and we especially love the Dark Wave Disco

-DJ Candlewax is one half of DJ duo Tactic, holding down Kansas which is a lonely job I imagine. He's got a new party called Fiddle with the Volume! with DJ B-Stee of the Nod Squad. It goes down at Fatso's (1016 Mass St.) in Lawrence every Saturday, $2, 21+.

-Cali is home to anniversaries tonight, as The Avalon Bar (820 19th St.) in Costa Mesa celebrates its fourth year of existence. DJs Hawkeye, Awaysted Youth and Double Fisted Crew help them celebrate by providing nice music to dance to. Honestly, this party was guaranteed mention because of having a DJ Hawkeye. Shout to Alan Alda, holler.

-Philly, it's that time of month. Philadelphyinz at the Khyber (56 S. 2nd St.), the original Skinny Friedman/Apt One party. It's free, it's chock full of the best music, there's ridiculous drink specials and there's even gonna be a magazine photographer in the house shooting you and your fellow partygoers' beautiful faces. Go for this ridiculously awesome flier.

JHN RDN & Ian St. Laurent - Crescendolls

JHN RDN, Crescendolls Is Our Party mix (YSI link)

Damn, we're just rolling right now. It looks like today is going to be mix day from some of my favorite DJs, this time with a new mix by one of Philly's best DJs, John Redden. This one is a preview mix for the new weekly Friday night party, Crescendolls, that reunites the Hands and Knees dudes, Redden and Ian St. Laurent. It gives you a good sense of what to expect musically from the party, which I think is probably the party for Philly this summer. But this mix ain't just some promo gimmick, it's a dope dance mix. I mean, seriously, this is not to be fucked with. I don't have the tracklisting, but let me just say that it covers a wide range of dance music, from jackin' house to indie dance remixes. Most importantly, it's a seamless mix that should show you why I consider Mr. Redden one of the best DJs in the world. Like the best, he can keep you hooked despite the fact that you've never heard the songs before. In other words, you basically have complete faith in him that the next song is going to be dope and make you wanna dance, and that is a rare thing.

For those of you in Philadelphia, make sure to hit up John and Ian's new party, Crescendolls. It's going to be your new weekly Friday night summer jam, I guarantee it. It's happening at Goji (20th and Hamilton), the Japanese restaurant that is starting up a late-night lounge, complete with deck (where you can smoke!), two bars, lots of special guests (DJ Gregg Foreman tonight), all for 5 bucks. You also get early sets by Danielle Redden and Kyle M, who are going to be bringing more of an indie rock vibe to the night, a nice addition I think. So, don't expect Hands and Knees Part 2, just expect another sick party from these guys where you will hear the best music and meet good people and make this The Summer of [fill in your name here].

For the rest of you, head over to everyone's favorite site, behind this one, myspace, and say hi Mr. RDN and Ian St. Laurent

Friday, June 22, 2007

Lauren Flax in Chicago, Another Night On Earth and more

Yeah, two of my favorites, Lauren Flax and Chicago, are together again. Ms. Flax is in the Windy City this weekend, spinning at various parties around town. Tonight you can catch her at the Debonair Social Club (1575 N. Milwaukee) for Fourth Fridays, where she joins resident Ryan Paradise. You also get a set by guest Heather Doble, I'm gonna guarantee a night of great dance music. That's it. You need to take care of the rest, Chicagoans, so bring your A game, be happy, socialable, put your dancing shoes on, be ready to turn this night into a great night. Lauren Flax is there! She's gonna be in Chicago for one more party this Sunday, show her that famous Midwest love! Oh, come back next week as we will be doing a few Flax-centric posts, lots of big moves going on with our girl. Yeah!

-More Pound for Pound favorites! Philadelphia, Crimp Yr Hair DJs, Fishtown, Another Night On Earth! This is the newish bimonthly Friday night jawn at The M Room (Frankford and Girard), thrown by DJ Solobuns of Sal's fame. He's bringing in one of my favorite DJ crews, the Crimp Yr Hair bols for a night of indie dance and freestyle 80s jams, so much fun. Do not miss this one Philly, $5, open bar til 11, so good. Phenomenal flier too, btw.

-Out in San Fran, Lights Down Low keeps on truckin'. Eh, San Fran, Grateful Dead reference, I'm stepping my game up kids. So is that kid, DJ Sleazemore, as he's taking his weekly party at the 222 Club (222 Hyde and Turk) up to the next level. Tonight, he joins forces with's Rchrd Oh!? and guest DJ UFO! to bring you sick, twisted filthy dance music. Oooh, but even better, there's a special live performance by Juiceboxxx, the rapper putting Milwaukee on the map. Seriously. Dude is amazing live, have seen him a few times in NYC, has opened for Spank Rock. This is going to be an epic night in the Yay Area.

-Down the coast, LA's Club 82 Calling all DJs has a big night in store, like a serious party. Lady Sovereign is doing a special set there, as the midget continues to grind on. That's not all, you also get a DJ set by Sov's DJ, Frampster, and another live show by Trouble. Oh, but there's even more, as La's best Djs are in the house too, like Daniel & Keith 2.0 from Le Disko and Dirty Dave and Anne Lee from Blow Up. Get yourself to Avalon Hollywood (1735 Vine), this is all only $5 before 11, $10 after.

-Finally, in New York City, the new LA, GBH puts on a pretty dope night at a Meatpacking club. I know that sounds impossible, but peep game. They've invited The Rub DJs to hold down the upstairs in a rotation, with DJ Eleven starring tonight. Downstairs is for you rock kids as Michael T and Melody Nelson do the Loaded Rock'n'Roll Disco Party in the lounge. It's at Lotus (409 W. 14th St.), spend the night with the beautiful and the vapid.

DJ Nevr Forget - Down and Out At The Rooftop Hang

DJ Never Forget, Down and Out At The Rooftop Hang

Awww man, this is exactly what I wanted right now, a DJ Never Forget mix. One of Pound for Pound's favorite DJs, Never Forget is one of the main men behind the Finger On The Pulse parties that have been saving Williamsburg nightlife for a few years now. He's the dance man of the duo, dropping the hot indie dance stuff, the remixes, the stuff that makes you go "Hmmm, that's a sick fucking song, what is it?"

I've been featuring my dude's mixes now for a minute and I can honestly say that each one is just that much better. I have a hard time believing that he's gonna be able to top this one, Down and Out At The Rooftop Hang. For real, no bullshit, I've been jamming this one for the past few days on like a loop, it's like that perfect summer slab of music, so many great tunes that will put a smile on your face and wanna dance with girls and boys all night, beers and kiddie pools and drunken fun in Bushwick. It starts off with a bang, a Sinden&CountOfMonteCristal/Blaqstarr mash-up that kills. From there, you get a nice upbeat first half, then some really nice slower tunes in the second half. What really makes this one stand out for me is the flirting with hip-hop, as you get Kid Sister with Kanye, Spank Rock and Amanda Blank, Blaqstarr. You still get the indie dance heat, but now there's a little bit of breaks and beats to really take it over the top. I'm hoping that this is a sign of things to come, I sure do like it.

Okay, for those of you in New York City, you can experience this mix live, as the Finger On The Pulse put on the second night of 2 Nights In The Basement in June at The Charleston (174 Bedford Ave.) That's right kids, Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that horrible place you read about in Time Out and the New York Times. Where those evil hipsters are, ruining New York City one pair of skinny jeans and assymetrical haircut at a time. DJ Never Forget, Terry Diabolik and guest DJ Neighborhood are gonna help show you that this isn't such a bad place, bringing some of that dirty, lewd basement party vibe to the main drag.

For the rest of you, holler at my bol on myspace and thank him for the mix, promoters/DJs bring him to your city to make your party that much more awesome, . You should also make sure to check out the Finger On The Pulse page for their mash-ups and all of the latest party info, as there's where the magic happens. And of course, Pound for Pound will always make sure to let you know what's going down with DJNF and company.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

DJ Slugo Presents Jackmaster Charles - The Return of the Master

Jackmaster Charles (aka DJ Slugo), "Were Hungry" (YSI link)

Jackmaster Charles (aka DJ Slugo), "T-N-E Taris" (YSI link)

Jackmaster Charles (aka DJ Slugo), "Down Low"
(YSI link)

Okay, let's dig deeper into the Dance Mania catalogue, the Chicago label that defined the house music scene of that city. Here's another DJ Slugo jawn, this one under the alias of Jackmaster Charles. I have to say, that might be the gulliest alias ever. I mean, Jackmaster alone is sick, but to tag on the prosaic Charles. Yes please.

Anyway, The Return of the Master EP dropped in 1996 and is much more for the straight house heads, avoiding the more booty/ghetto side for the most part. You just get jackin' acid tracks on Side A, none of the vocals, call and responses, etc. Peep "Were Hungry" and "T-N-E Taris" to understand what I'm talking about. What sticks out for me most on these two tracks is the drums, so insistent and banging. Like, it's impossible for you not to start tapping your foot or nodding your head, despite the harshness of the sound. He also uses this sort of typewriter keys sound that provides this nice choppiness and allows for a nice change of pace. I've also included one of the more booty house tracks from the B side, "Down Low," a

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Dmitry Remixes

R. Kelly feat. T.I., "I'm A Flirt (DJ Dimitry!!! remix)"
(YSI link)

DJ Dimitry!!!, "Lohan's Revenge vs Dudun Dun" (YSI link)

My bol DJ Dimitry is making moves. It's really that simple. Dude has one of the best weekly parties in NYC with High Voltage, bringing in cool guests and bringing the East Village back to its partying roots. He's got his weekly gig at Beauty Bar every Saturday, just played Hiro Ballroom, Ruff Club, that sweltering hot Angels and Kings jawn. But, what I'm most happy about is that he's starting to show his skills as a DJ and musician. He dropped that mix a few weeks back, which we featured and you need to download. Now, he's got his first remix and mash-up respectively and I think you'll really like them. A lot.

Everyone who reads this site knows that I have a knee-jerk reaction to mash-ups. I don't like them, I loathe their overuse, etc. So, you know it'll take a perfect combo for me to feature it here. Well, I think this one, "Lohan's Revenge vs Dudun Dun", fits the bill. On the real, this is going to quickly become every DJs secret weapon, the perfect out of nowhere song to get the dancefloor going crazy and the hot girls (or guys) coming up to you to ask you what the hell you just played. And then you give them your email and tell them you'l send it to them and you end up getting room keys. And it's all thanks to Dimitry (and Para One and Pase Rock). It just fits so perfect, taking the Pase Rock original and bringing into the Parisian electro gutter, like a Pound for Pound wet dream. The R. Kelly remix

If you like what you hear and you live in NYC, you have no excuse to not log off the computer and head to High Voltage tonight at Sutra (1st Ave btwn 1st and 2nd Sts). This is the weekly that has become a pretty essential part of everyone's week pretty damn fast. Tonight there's no crazy special guest like Ultragrrl or Yo Majesty, just Dimitry spinning along with Zachary Palmer. There's a Zygo vodka open bar from 11 until it's gone.

The rest of you need to demand that your favorite party book him. DJs and promoters bring this man to your city, see what the hype is about. Get at him on myspace or check out his blog, say hi, thank him for the music, asking him about his adorable pugs. Yeah! We'll keep you posted on my man's next moves, stay tuned.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Justice - Essential Mix 6.10.07

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Justice, Essential Mix Live on BBC's Radio 1 June 10, 2007 click here for tracklisting or check the comments section

This is the big one. I don't need to tell you how much I love Justice, the French electro duo who have repped Ed Banger, Paris and all things good for the past few years. This is a huge week for the boys - Xavier and Gaspard- as their first full length LP drops on Ed Banger Records in the US. I won't be posting any tracks here, as I've already put up their music in the past, you know it's the shit, just go out and buy the CD or record. I know that you can find all of the tracks online and that other blogs have given it away, but fuck them. Spend like $15 and support two of the most talented artists around today. Help them buy bigger cars with huge rims made out of milk and honey. Head to Turntable Lab for some cool pre-order deals, or buy from Insound or hell, even amazon. Let's try to get make this the biggest selling dance record of the year!

Okay, enough haraunging, more dancing. Quite honestly, this might be the best essential mix I've heard yet. It's a real mix, taking you from one vibe to another throughout, never rushing those changes. It mixes old and new, from classic disco to Justice's contemporaries like SebastiAn. They include some great French-language tracks, which is gold to my francohpile ears. You can check the comments section for the tracklisting and see what's up. I'll just say that this is summer music, this is happy music, I've been listening to this one all weekend when I've felt sad or unhappy and it puts a smile on my face. It'll make you forget for two hours the war, the ex, the job, whatever and I can't really think of a better compliment. As one of the songs on the mix (Chic's "Dancing Music") says, "Music never lets you down/It puts a smile on your face any time and place." Hope everyone enjoys and has a great week ahead.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Le Disko vs iheartcomix and more

I can admit, I was an East Coast snob. Like Woody Allen in Annie Hall, I laughed at the idea of cool arts and music and parties in Los Angeles, the capital of the blockbuster and automobiles. It wasn't until I came across the Le Disko party that I realized what a pretentious ass I was. Daniel, Paparazzi and Keith 2.0 have put on a weekly Sunday night party that is as good as it gets. Dudes are playing great music, giving the kids a place to dance and look good and showing that LA is a place to reckon with. Tonight may be one of their best nights yet, as they welcome LA mogul and iheartcomix headman Franki Chan to battle it out. Oh, but that's not all. UK's Radioclit continue the US tour here tonight, making this an essential night. It goes down at The Spider Club at Avalon (1735 Vine St.) tonight and every Sunday, free before 11, giveaways, beautiful people, yeah!

-Further proof that LA is not to be taken lightly is DJ S!n and Luv Tek's Sunday night Club Era jawn in nearby Riverside at Sevilla Nightclub (3252 Mission Inn). These guys are both starting to make names for themselves, so get in on the ground floor and tell people you saw them back in the day. Pop, indie, electro, rap, it'll all happen, 18+. Oh, and LA parties, I love the super long fliers, it's your city's new calling card.

-Back East, in the greatest city on Earth, Philadelphia, Sal's on 12th (200 S. 12th St.) has put together a Sunday that is designed to start your week out on a bad, drunken foot. They're going to be doing a $10 open bar from 9-2, a shockingly amazing deal. Even better, Paradise at Key West's Mike T and Kyle M spin all night, allowing you the chance to get wasted to Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder. I once had a dream like that.

-Finally, I want to wish a Happy Father's Day to my Dad, my grandfather (RIP), all of the Dads and Grandads out there. Sadly, no one has wished me one, which is understandable since my little baby was taken from me. But, I'm still her father, g-ddammit! *single tear*

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Making Time, Voxtrot, Roll Call and more

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There's nothing I love more than when Philly runs it. Tonight, in the city of Brotherly Love you have possibly my favorite party in the world with some of my favorite DJs, Dave P's Making Time. 7 years running, it just keeps going and going. Tonight at Transit (6th and Spring Garden), you will catch one of the best indie rock bands live, as Voxtrot play around midnightish. I haven't covered them here at Pound for Pound inexplicably, but suffice it to say that these guys would be worth the price of admission. But, you also get the regular assortment of DJs from Dave P, Mike Z and Dave Pak in the main room, the Rock Tits guys upstairs and of course my favorite spot, the basement with Adam Sparkles, JDH and the Broadzillans. For those who like to plan out their drinking in advance, there's free Colt 45 from 9-11, 900 cases of the stuff, so get there early and get your Billy D. on. It's Making Time, people!

-If you're looking for a little more hip-hop in your night or just want to hit up all of the great stuff going on in the 215, head to the M Room in Fishtown to catch two of the best DJ duos join forces for a stellar party. Emynd & Bo Bliz of White Ts and White Belts fame and Caps & Jones are doing the damn thing with lots of hip-hop,

-Philly is also continuing to prove that it's the best borough, as the Seclusiasis crew are putting on their first night in Brooklyn. Dev79, Starkey and BD1982 are going to destroy Williamsburg with Thorough, a night dedicated to the heeavy bass tunes. Expect grime, rap, dubstep, booty shit, the good stuff. Best of all, they're joined by the Philadelphyinz' Skinny Friedman. Game over. Capone's (221 N. 9th), no cover, free pizza.

-It's Saturday night, LA, let Franki Chan take care of everything. Iheartcomix does Check 'Yo Ponytail tonight, this time with DFA's Juan MacLean and everyone's favorite rapper, Juiceboxx, regular DJ dudes Franki Chan and Paparazzi, live set by Video Hippos, photos by Shadown Scene. It's at the Echoplex (1154 Glendale Blvd), it's your Saturday night LA.

-That kid DJ Luv Tek is the special guest at Bang!, another nice stop for Los Angelenos tonight. This party's a new one for me, but I like the mix of music a lot at this weekly. Luv Tek will obviously kill with the indie dance, remixes and electro, but there's also Britpop in the main room with Bip Jeffington and Joseph Brooks, post-punk and new wave in the front with DJ Brachune. It's at The Ruby (7070 Hollywood Blvd), 18+.


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-Finally, remixer extraordinaire Kissy Sell Out is back in London after travelling the world for the very first edition of a new monthly, Disco Fanny. It all goes down at the 333 Club (333 Old St.) and this should be another nice new edition to the social scene of one of the best cities on earth. If you live, promote or spin outside of the US, please get in touch and let me know what's good out there. It's hard for me to know here in the states, but I do want Pound for Pound to span the globe.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Radioclit in Texas, Modular Monthy with Scottie B, big San Fran night and more

There were two clear favorites tonight, as noted in the title. But I had to give this Radioclit party headline status because I never hear anything going on Texas. So, how could I possibly pass up the chance to mention one of my favorite DJ/producer teams, Radioclit, as they hit the Lone Star State for two nights this weekend. Tonight, they're in Austin, the city every one says they're going to move to, at Beauty Bar (617 E. 7th St.). They're joined by Prince Klassen, DJ Digg and DJ Nerdy Harry of TMC on the first stop of the Scion and B.E.A.T., which rolls into Dallas tomorrow night before heading West. Except the unexpected, as Radioclit specialize in fucking with the music and your expectations.

-Oooh boy, Modular has put together its best NYC monthly yet, bringing in Baltimore club legend Scottie B (Unruly Records) to destroy the LES. Matt Safer of The Rapture and the Captain of Cut fame are also there, so you need to be too. Get to The Orchard Bar (200 Orchard St.), say hi if you see me.

-You can stumble to or from that party to the Ruff Club at The Annex (152 Orchard St.) You don't need me to tell you about Denny Le Nimh and crew's party, but I did want to give a special mention as that dude Nick Hook from Men, Women and Children is spinning tonight. Also, Kim Ann Foxmann and a ton of other people are also doing it, Spencer Product and The Hot Pink do it every Friday. Free Svedka from 10 'til it's gone.

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-Then, stumble a little bit north and east to Element for People Don't Dance More, my bol David Bruno and Robot Blair's monthly dance party. For real, this is one of the best parties in the city, consistently the best talent comes through here. Tonight's edition is in the basement of Element, I had no idea there was one, assume it may look like the basment of the Alamo. Anyway, tonight's special guest is Andy Butler of Hercules & Love Affair and DFA, $5 advance tickets, $10 at the door. Essential stop on your downtown night.

-Also make sure to hit up the Stolen Transmission party tonight at Angels and Kings (500 E. 11th St. btwn A and B) on your way to or from the L where my bol DJ Dimitry is spinning all night. He's one of my favorite DJs, he's the newest addition to the blog roll, he's rad. There's also like 213 people celebrating their birthdays, so you might be able to get some cake or a drunken hook-up out of the deal.

-The Dark Wave Disco bols have a new Chicago residency, as they'll be taking over the Debonair Social Club (1575 N. Milwaukee Ave.) every third Friday from here on out. 'Teen Spirit" is the password for free entry, or rsvp to $5 Svedka cocktails all night, Chicago where ya at?

-I'm really into this party in LA tonight, both because it's got a lot of new names to my ears and there's two crews "battling," a theme I can't get enough of. Hush Hush crew - Young Americans, Royal Rumble and DJ Adorable - take on the Rockognized crew - DJ Damager and J Mendez - for LA hipster supremacy. Oh, and The Nightfox from Chicago is guest DJ, I assume as a neutral entity like Switzerland. It goes down at the Rockognized HQ (651 S. Anderson) and it sounds like this is impossible to find, so mapquest it and make sure you know what's up. Get there early as they will cut off once they hit capacity, get cash beforehand as they don't take credit, and have fun. Yeah!

-A big night in San Francisco. Blow Up is going down with special guest from NYC, White Dove June D. She'll join the legendary DJ team of Jefrodisiac and Richie Panic, the Martin and Lewis of dirty dance music. Hot Tub plays live, Bertie P and Jelly Donut also spin a dual set, White Stripes record release party, $8 before 11, $10 the rest of the night. It's at the Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell), presented by Jefrodisiac and Emily Betty.

-Finally, what could easily have been the event of the night, Juan MacLean does San Fran. The DFA dude is the special guest for Pop, the monthly party at RX Gallery (132 Eddy @ Mason). He's joined by one of SF's finest, DJ Sleazemore, and Pop resident, Broker/Dealer. This is going to be madness, I figure, get your advanced tickets here to guarantee you don't miss out.