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
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 pleased to share with you the DJ set from December 14, 2014 at MOMA PS1. Just have a look at the track list to understand why I call it the “UR 101” mix. I’d have to record a much longer mix to get EVERYTHING in there, but this is a good snapshot and it went down well at “ALLGOLD presents: Underground; an indefinite community?”.
Temptations “What it is” – Motown
Cybotron “Cosmic Raindance” – Fantasy
Fela Kuti “Witchcraft (K Civ edit)” – CIV
Timeline “Lottie The Body” – UR
Kraftwerk “Numbers” – Warner Bros. Records
Jeff Mills “Confidentials 5” – Axis
Parliament Funkadelic “Agony of DeFeet” – Casablanca
Underground Resistance “Timeline” – UR
Underground Resistance “Transition” – UR
Nomadico “Cabrakan” – Yaxteq
The Martian “Stardancer” – Red Planet
Timeline “Next Step 4wd” – UR
Jeff Mills “Planet Receptors” – Axis
Underground Resistance “The Theory” – UR
Robert Hood “Outlast” – M-Plant
Prince “Erotic City” – Warner Bros. Records
Mad Mike “The Scalper” – UR
The underground as a community, an indefinite community. This will be the theme at New York City’s MOMA PS1 on Sunday December 14th, 2014 from 1pm – 6pm. I’ll be participating in this event along with Cornelius Harris aka Atlantis and Mad Mike Banks from Underground Resistance.
On Saturday December 13th, 2014 I will be DJing at Bossa Nova Civic Club for their happy hour set 8-10pm. I will also be joining Gavin Russom and Lauren Flax for their C//ty Club Night also at Bossa Nova Civic Club. Come out early, stay late and hang with the UR crew in Brooklyn’s newest Techno epicenter!!
Bossa Nova Civic Club is located at 1271 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221.
I’ll be DJing this Friday November 21st, 2014 for the one-off event RUN presented by dirtRAID. I’ll be playing new and unreleased techno and electro music from both UR and my new Yaxteq label. Hope you can stop by and say hello! More information below!
Friday Nov 21 at 9:00pm to Nov 22 at 4:00am
410 Bamboo Lane
Downtown Los Angeles