It was a long hot summer in L.A. but towards the end my family and I got away to Detroit for a few days to visit family and friends. The Yaxteq studio also needed some serious electrical repairs so production was on hold. As a result of all this, it’s been quiet around here. But there’s now plenty of news to report so here we go!!
My Dublab appearance will be a nice preview of my performance at the Strawberry Fields Festival in Australia (November 17th-20th). Myself and DJ Skurge will be performing as the Underground Resistance Assault Squad. The full line-up is available here: http://www.strawberry-fields.com.au/music/
As a bonus, we’ll be kicking things off with a pre-party on Friday November 11th in Melbourne before heading out to the ‘bush’ for the festival. Check out the flyer below. Thanks for your time and reading this far into the post!! ; )
I’ve uploaded the recording of my set at The Rex Club in Paris on April 1st, 2016. It was an incredible “UR night” with Waajeed, Timeline and Mark Flash all doing amazing sets. It was a pleasure and a privilege to have such a great experience at one of the world’s best night clubs. The set is now available for listening on Mixcloud. Track listing is on Mixcloud and below. Big thanks to P.U.R.E and Manu Casana for hosting us in France and to Cornelius Harris of UR for taking care of business as usual.
1. Jam by Taho, Jules Wells (Loop)
2. Aguila (Fix mix) by Underground Resistance
3. Jam by Taho, Jules Wells
4. Live and Learn by Brandon DeCarlo
5. Step Or Stone (Breath Or Bone) by Leon Vynehall
6. Romero’s Echo by Nomadico
7. Final Frontier (Nomadico edit) by Mad Mike
8. Hit The Deck by Ice-T
9. Mind Sweep by Dan Curtin
10. Elimination by Underground Resistance
11. Firekeeper by The Martian
I’ll be touring France March 31st through April 3rd. The first stop will be at the legendary Rex Club in Paris on April 1st. The next stop will be at Le Sucre in Lyon on April 3rd. Both nights will feature TIMELINE Live, Mark Flash, Waajeed and myself DJing. I’ll also be debuting the new Gentefication EP and will hopefully have some vinyl copies available!! Check the Yaxteq 002 video preview below!!
Huge thanks to Claude Young and the crew of serious musicians, producers and artists that attended Yaxteq Lab 001. After the initial social hour and dinner, Claude went deep into his creative process. There was discussion on improving the creative work flow, essential software plugins, integrating hardware and software, thinking ‘outside’ the grid and so much more. The second half of the lab was all hands on as Claude helped one of the crew improve the mix of a current project. The lab ended up running an extra hour as there was just so much to be covered. We can’t wait for Yaxteq Lab 002. Check out the photos courtesy of Naheedence Photographic! http://www.naheedence.com
Yaxteq is proud to work with The Black Lodge to bring Claude Young back to Los Angeles on Saturday March 5th, 2016!
Claude will perform an extended 3 hour DJ set at The Hyperion Tavern in Los Angeles for The Black Lodge on Saturday night March 5th, 2016. Check XLR8R and Resident Advisor for all the details.
Earlier that evening Yaxteq will host the first ever “Yaxteq Lab”. The Yaxteq Lab will be a pop-up audio clinic with Claude a few miles from Downtown L.A. Registration is required and only 15 total seats are available. Registration and more information is available here on the Yaxteq site. https://yaxteq.com/product/yaxteq-lab-001
UR “4 Down feat. Chaos, Locutus and Hue”
Nomadico “Angkor Wat”
Perception “Controlled Substance”
Galaxy 2 Galaxy “Deep Space 9”
Unknown Soldier “Babylon’s Gifts”
UR “Fiber Optic Commando”
UR “Baghdad Express”
Dark Energy “Aurora”
UR “Talking to Z”
UR “Message to the Majors”
UR “I AM UR”
UR “The Final Frontier” Nomadico edit
Aquanauts “Bubble Beats”
DJ Skurge “Electrocuter”
UR “Code Red”
UR “Electronic Warfare”
The Infiltraitor “Thought 1”
Nomadico “Mental Fog”
UR “Charlie Hotel 155”
Dark Energy “Black Strategy” DJ Dex edit
UR “Waveform” unreleased electro mix
UR “Sonic Grits”
UR “Install Ho Chi Minh Chip”
The Martian “Starchild”
UR “Soul Power”
Timeline “Lottie The Body”
The Martian “Firekeeper”
The Trinity “Burning Spear”
UR “Death of My Neighborhood” feat. Transition vox
The Martian “808 Celsius Surface Temperature”
UR “Moor Horsemen on Bolarus 5” feat. Kirk and Spock.
A wild night and great times were had this past Saturday at Hyperion Tavern in Los Angeles. The Black Lodge is a monthly party at The Hyperion Tavern with a mix of local and out of town guests. Vikas and Jason are doing a great job creating an intimate yet rowdy party. The music is varied from Techno bangers to moodier House and vocal cuts. Rumor has it the sets were recorded so I’ll post a recording up here as soon as possible. In other news I’m working on adding e-commerce features to this site. So that means soon you’ll be able to order various DJ Dex and Nomadico vinyl releases directly from my studio here in Los Angeles. I’ve got plans for t-shirts, stickers and other goodies too. Finally there will of course be the option to buy tunes digitally in uncompressed .wav format.
Truly looking forward to returning to NYC this weekend! I’ll be working once again with the ALLGOLD collective led by Kevin Beasley. Myself and Heiroglyphic Being will be dropping a ton of bizarre modern electronic music aka Techno in Long Island City for “Spring Cleaning” at the PS1 Print Shop.
PS1 Print Shop
22-01 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101 USA
More info and details over at Resident Advisor.
I’m proud to announce that the vinyl test pressings for Yaxteq 001 have been approved. Submerge in Detroit will be the first and exclusive source for white label pre-release copies. These will be available Memorial Day weekend. The full release for vinyl and digital is scheduled for early summer.
Check out the Somewhere In Detroit Youtube channel for a preview!
1. Resistance is not futile
3. Romero’s Echo
4. After the anger