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Coachella 2011 Recap

29 Apr

For me, it was an event categorized more by experiences than music. With that being said, here’s my take and a few jams dedicated to the best party around.

Friday began with some heavy sunshine and even heavier dubstep. As usual, 12th Planet threw down an energetic, crowd-pleasing set. Dubstep’s American embassador has great taste for new music and tons of stage presence. He stood on the DJ booth a few times during the slower points of the set to get the crowd amped. I have yet to be disappointed by one of 12th Planet’s performances.

I was able to catch bits of Excision and Skrillex‘s sets between trips to the beer garden. Both kept the crowd jumping with their bass-filled soundtracks to nondescript horror movies. The live collaboration between Skrillex and a few members of Korn was a highlight.

After a house version of “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”, the Sahara tent shifted gears for the breakthrough hip-hop group, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Despite all the negative press regarding their performance, Odd Future was one of my favorite acts all weekend. Reminiscent of an old-school punk show, the group
did their best to incite a riot. The chaos of the set featured chants of “Wolf Gang!” and “Fuck the Police!”, crowd surfing, moshpits, some daring stunts by Tyler the Creator, and all around anarchy. Shout out to Big Tuna for keeping the party alive during this one!

Tyler the Creator-French (Toro y Moi Remix)

 

Once OFWGKTA ended, I had a brief time grab another drink, catch my breath, and enjoy some of A-Trak‘s feel-good combination of hip-hop and house. The transition between a cut-up, scratch-happy version of “All of the Lights” and “6’ 7′” was definitely a highlight.

What can I say about Afrojack that hasn’t been said already? This was the third Afrojack set I have had the pleasure to experience and it was unquestionably the best, and my favorite set of Coachella 2011. His ability to combine original, mind-blowing music with flawless, extended build-ups has always left me amazed. A testament to this was the presence of none other than Sir Paul McCartney. If music royalty has the good sense enjoy your set, your doing something right. I strive to think this is a sign of the upcoming dominance of electronic music.

Afrojack and Adele- Rolling in the Right (DEFEP Bootleg)

 

 

After a few shenanigans, I made it over the main stage to catch rock heavy-hitters, The Black Keys and Kings of Leon. Both bands tore the main stage up, with slashing guitar melodies and true southern rock style. I can’t wait to catch The Black Keys again at Bonnaroo!

The last portion of the night was dedicated to raging with some talented DJs. Boys Noize was on his game as usual, keeping the Sahara Tent going with his crazy, German techno sound. Hearing him drop his Daft Punk remix was a highlight for me. House legends, The Chemical Brothers, were given the main stage honor and they took full advantage of it. The HEAVY bass the stage had to offer, accompanied by some incredible production, made for one spectacular performance. Here’s another link to a track with the best of both worlds.
The Chemical Brothers- Swoon (Boys Noize Remix)

 

On Saturday, the weekend took a turn for the stranger. As such, I can no longer give a detailed play by play like Friday. Here are some of the highlights:

Trampled by Turtles fired up the main stage early with their own fast-paced blend of folk, country, and rock. Despite being a band more traditionally suited to play Stagecoach than Coachella, they put on an extremely enjoyable show.
Trampled by Turtles-Wait So Long

 

Two Door Cinema Club was a cool change of pace. Their light-hearted, indie rock style fit perfectly in the afternoon, and the crowd was loving them.

Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work The Twelves Remix

 

Chuckie was the only electronic act I caught all day, but he was no disappointment. If there is any dutch house artist comparable to Afrojack, it’s Chuckie. His set, filled with deep bass and toy gun synths, certainly kept the Sahara Tent happy.

Carolina Marquez-Wicked Wow (Chuckie Extended Mix)
http://groovebat.com/download/sdb.mp3

 

The last act to perform on Saturday I feel qualified to discuss is Mumford & Sons. The fast rising popularity of the band is well supported by the serious talent of the members and great music they release. They put on a flawless performance, jamming on each song, and using silence to build tension for their epic crescendos. And with the inclusion of a brass section as backup, it couldn’t have gotten any better.

 

 

Sunday was a day I will never forget. It was filled with wandering, see-saw riding, picture taking, H&M tent chilling, sunset watching, great music and amazing friends. Here are a few jams in dedication to the best, most emotion-filled day I have had in a long time.

The Strokes- Under Cover of Darkness

Jack Beats- All Night (feat. John B)

Ratatat-Allure (Jay-Z & Notorious B.I.G.)

 

Last, but certainly not least, I have the honor of introducing the partnership between WEST LA CNCT and Veloce Hats! Veloce Hats is a Los Angeles based company fueled by the imagination of designer and founder, Cameron Picardi. Cameron has drawn inspiration from all aspects of the fast-paced city life to create unique, timeless designs.

Veloce Hats strives to support fellow startup businesses and artists of all industries. It understands a diverse city like Los Angeles has tons of creativity to offer, and that these up-and-coming innovators will lead the push toward the city’s artistic future. WEST LA CNCT is proud to debut the promotional video, “Our Summer Daze”, for the collaboration between tank top trend-setters, Once Youth, and Veloce Hats!
 

Check out all Veloce Hats has to offer HERE!

 

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-Allione

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WEST LA CNCT Holiday Mix

13 Dec

Today, I am proud to debut WEST LA CNCT’s first, but certainly not last, mix.  This mix is inspired by the notion that, because finals week has just begun, it will soon be over.  It’s about time to party like it’s 2011!  What better way to celebrate than with a good mix?  Let the sweet sound of  house music fuel you throughout the inevitable kegnog and ugly sweater themed parties. Enjoy!

Sander Van Doorn v. Choclate Pump v. The XX- Intro Chants (Triarchy Festival Edit)

Lil Jon ft Claude Kelly- Oh What A Night (Chuckie Remix)

Rihanna- Only Girl (In The World) (Liam Keegan Remix)

Usher vs Michael Mind Project- DJ Got us Falling In Love (RomanShark & Ruben Teixeira Tweety Remix)

David Guetta feat. Rihanna- Who’s That Chick (FMIF Remix)

Bruno Mars- Just The Way You Are (Carl Louis & Martin Danielle Classic Mix)

Dada Life- Unleash The Fucking Dada (BetatraXx ft. Krystal Vocal Remix)

Enrique Iglesias Feat. Pitbull- I Like It (Chuckie Remix)

The Black Eyed Peas- Whenever

N.E.R.D & Daft Punk- Hypnotize U (Nero Remix)


 
Allione- WestLACnct Holiday Mix

Shout out to my buddy Kyler Holway.  LA will miss you.

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-Allione

Oh What A Night (Chuckie Remix)

12 Nov

So I was looking at my download stats and noticed that a song from my very first post on this blog has not been getting the love it deserves. DJ Chuckie’s remix of “Oh What A Night” is undoubtedly one of the best Dutch House releases this year and if you missed it the first time around, here it is again!

Lil Jon ft. Claude Kelly- Oh What A Night (Chuckie Remix)***MUST HAVE

 

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The First (Chuckie, Kaskade, Deadmau5, Angger)

18 Oct

Hello everyone! These are some exciting times because today is the birthday of West LA Cnct. This has been in the works for a couple of weeks now and it is finally here. You can check in daily for the very best new music (particularly electronic but other genres as well). Be sure to bookmark this site or subscribe to the email list to get all updates!

In celebration of this fine day and this very first post I have some new goodies to throw out! The month of September, and these first couple weeks of October, have been excellent for music. Here are some songs to satisfy your craving for house music!

(click links to download)

Lil Jon ft. Claude Kelly- Oh What A Night (Chuckie Remix) *MUST HAVE- the drop…

Kaskade- Raining (Original Mix) *Swedish House Mafia-esque/Kaskade style

Deadmau5- SOFI Needs A Ladder (Caudill & Turnipseed Remix)

Neon Stereo, Angger Dimas- Zorg (Original Mix)* Dutch house like never before…

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