Saturday, September 30, 2006

should i post audio samples??

tim and jacques both mentioned that i should post audio samples of the songs... what do you think? post some comments and we'll see how it goes. if enough of you want audio maybe i'll add audio. but if noone comments, i'll continue as it is. peace in the middle east.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Monday, September 18, 2006

Back On My Feet Again

so the back pains have subsided. i actually djed this weekend for 7 hours straight without incident. in the downtime, i realized how amazing glass candy and chromstics new songs are. go to their myspaces and check out their new shit:

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Saturday, September 09, 2006

mikes upcoming dj gigs of note:

Saturday Sept 16- Rubulad (with Chris)- email for info

Friday Sept 22- Lit NYC downstairs 12-4am (you can dance again),romano,74306,15.html

Friday Sept 29 - Nite time at Don Hills NYC (Glass Candy/Chromatics gig) w/ Tim Sweeney

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


***guest review by Dan Selzer

I used to hate dance music. I was into weird
industrial and guitar noise bands. Dance music was for
guidos and drunk girls. I bought Renegade Soundwave's
Soundclash because it was weird, electronic and on
Mute. I was playing the songs tacked on the end of the
CD at summer camp and this ridiculous dude from like
Staten Island, or Long Island, was like "I love this,
this song is the shit! I used to dance to it all the
time!" I was all like, "no way dude, this is some
weird underground electronic music, not dance music"
and he responded "whatever dude, they play that shit
at the Tunnel all the time." And that's how I learned
to love dance music. Renegade Soundwave did come out
of some wierd post-punk industrial shit, namely 4ad's
pioneering Rema Rema, and had some great weird
pop/dub/industrial minor-hits, but it was the club
bangers in the late 80s/early 90s they're remembered
for. This one, The Phantom, is rightly regarded as
both a "rave classic" and a major influence on Big
Beat. Well don't hold those things against it. It's
just amazing, dubby, spacey, dance music, all
percussion, synth-bass, subtle samples and the iconic
vocals, which I used to think were saying "Till
doomsday, till doomsday, a neon world;" they weren't.
This 12" features the Phantom, it's remix, the dub of
Space Gladiator and the Phantom Turntable Scratch Mix
which shows where RSW was really coming from...the NYC
school of hip-hop influenced house music. I used to
think all that scratching and editing on the Scratch
Mix was amazing until I heard Todd Terry, namely The
Chase by Royal House, which comprises about 60% of
this mix. This 12" also features RSW's usual bizarre
art, and was dedicated to Chuck Yeager. The Phantom,
It's in there....
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Friday, September 01, 2006

links to an old Mike Simonetti mix...

...on Beats in Space last year in October with his cousin Chris Catalyst. Listen to Mike make fun of Madonna, and take dance music WAAAAY to seriously (not!)... Part one is Mike starting with some dancey post punk stuff and then going deep into the oddball foriegn space disco and Italo--- sped up on purpose to show backlash to the cosmic trend that has taken over the world. Part two is Mike and Chris playing electro and bass stuff. Dont forget to turn your bass EQ up nice and high so it blows out your speakers!!!