Posts Tagged ‘music’

VJ Pixalot spining this Sunday June 7th, the Creek, LIC

June 9, 2009

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I’m gonna play some vids and vinyls at the Creek ( http://www.thecreekandthecave.com ) this Sunday for these good people: http://queenscouncilarts.com/artexpress/

Queens Art Express Closing Night Party:
the Creek, Long Island City
10-93 Jackson Ave Long Island City, NY 11101
VJ Pixalot June 14th, 2009
Happy hour between 11-12p, $2.00 off drinks
Sunday June 14th, 2009 9pm-12am Live Vinyl DJ and VJ loops Set

9-pm – 12am
ON the DECKS – 80’s, dub, breaks, funk, latin lounge, deep house
ON the SCREEN – original content, classic art cinema and pop media collide in the Pixaloops by Pixalot (more…)

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VJ Pixalot Interviews Jay Smith of Livid about the new Ohm64 VJ controller

June 8, 2009

After hearing about the new Livid Ohm64 VJ controller, I wanted to get the scoop straight from Jay at Livid. It seems that the laws of supply and demand affect VJs too. In response to the increasing sales of Ohm VJ controller to DJs, Livid Instruments has gone back to the drawing board with the Ohm64 controller to address some midi functionality/ programmability issues to make a more DJ friendly device. ( not that VJs haven’t also been complaining about the Ohm’s lack of midi mapping for a while.) What do you think? Are the DJs stealing our toys or are we getting a better device??????

Pixalot: How did you modify the design to better cater to musicians?

JS: First, we extended the grid to 8×8, since so much contemporary and popular music is anchored on some relative of the number 8. Next, we discarded any labels that implied some pre-determined use, as the original Ohm was labeled in accordance with functions of our Union software. We expanded the number of knobs to create more of an eq-friendly layout. Finally, all the controls can be remapped to send a variety of messages – this programmability is pretty essential in accommodating the diverse uses of equipment in music production.

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Inventor of the Continuous Headspin – Kid Freeze

June 6, 2009

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I caught up with Kid Freeze, B-Boy 360 and Kid 180 at Alphabeta Shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for a photo shoot with photographer Tal Shpantzer. (more…)

Forward Motion Theater VJ Krew vs Code9 and Dub War

May 2, 2009

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I caught up with Eric Dunlap and Holly Daggers of “Forward Motion Theater” VJing for Code9 and Dub War’s show in NYC’s Financial District.
In the video I get the VJs to break down their rig and explain their creative prep for the show. Other than the sound system SUCKING!!!! DJs and VJs put on a great show.

I spin Code 9 tracks myself and tried to compose something that had the dubstep flava that night. Poison Dart anyone?

DJ Stenchman and 12th Planet Dub Step Pressure in NYC

May 2, 2009

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Just back from the “Pressure” pre-party at the Methods NYC boutique in Greenpoint, NYC. Part spring release for their clothing line, part opportunity to fly in 2 great out-of-Town DJ’s, party great excuse for a great party.  (more…)