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Bottom Forty is a mirror ball in New York, a basement in Chicago, a cruise in L.A. and a night in the desert.

New release: Luke Mandala’s “Infinite Inspiration” (on Innerflight Music)

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March 10, 2014

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As you probably already know, I’m a big fan of both the Seattle Innerflight Music crew and Luke Mandala. Luke just released a great new EP on Innerflight today–check it out! Great tunes and went straight to my shopping cart at Beatport (http://www.beatport.com/release/infinite-inspiration-ep-feat-molly-ponkevitch/1263170).

Favorite so far is the original mix of “Snap Intuit” featuring Molly Ponkevitch.

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Feature: Mark Louque’s “M.A.L. by Automanus” mix

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February 21, 2014

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New mix from Mark Louque, famous for his FAGBASH parties in P-town.

Mark will be slapping you up & down & round & round at Dickslap, tonight at the Seattle Eagle. https://www.facebook.com/events/582778801814930

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Otterotation: Brian Lyons live at Flammable 2011

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February 6, 2014

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Flammable’s Brian Lyons doesn’t often post mixes for listening–usually you have to go to one of his shows to hear his particular, delicious viewpoint on house. So it’s a treat to have this rare live mix from Flammable representing one of Seattle’s finest playing at the Re-bar homebase. Hit that…you won’t be sorry.

B-Ly Live at Flammable 2011 by Brian Lyons on Mixcloud

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NYC’s Levon Vincent and Anthony Parasole

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January 24, 2014

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Some New York City house & techno headed Seattle’s way tonight at Rebar’s place!  I took the time to listen up on some mixes and wanted to share what I heard.

Levon has been hanging out in Seattle this past week, gaining inspiration for some new music from our town. To quote Decibel’s/High&Tight’s Cody Morrison, “Levon was the buyer for Halcyon records in NY for many years before he left to make and play music full time. He’s a risk taker in sets [and] kind of a throw back in terms of mixing style.” His Resident Advisor mix is dark, full of unusual textures…definitely not a sound we get a lot of:

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Exclusive Mix 027: Vagabond Superstar (SEA)

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January 21, 2014

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Bio: The son of a jazz musician and artist in Chicago, Vagabond Superstar [VS] was immersed in music from an early age, and started his own musical journey in grade school playing trumpet for the school band. Over the years VS would learn about traditional forms of music such as classical and jazz, as well as Hip-Hop and Chicago house music, but it was in junior high school when DJing caught his attention. Crediting his initial draw to the art of DJing to hearing DJ Scratch (EPMD) cut up the break on the group’s single “So Whatcha Sayin” during music class, he admits that once he heard that break he knew that he wanted to be a DJ.

VS took his first DJ gig in high school at a basement party and hasn’t looked back since. He graduated from basement parties in high school to clubs in college, and it wouldn’t be long before VS started doing bigger shows and opening for R&B and Hip Hop acts like Wu-Tang (NYC), Def Jam’s “The Show” tour, Afrika Bambaataa, and soon after sharing stages with house music heavyweights like Mark Farina, Giom, Lisa Shaw, and more.

Known for his out of the box style of play and music selection,  VS has a knack for keeping his finger on the pulse of dancers and fans alike all while staying one step ahead of the curve. It’s also his flair for keeping party goers (and peers) on their toes musically that earned him the loving label of being “a dj’s dj”.

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interview and tracklist after the jump…

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Otterotation: Pachanga Boys sunrise set at Robot Heart 2013

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January 16, 2014

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Hippy technoise from the playa 2013. One of the most unusual sets I’ve heard from Robot Heart.

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Phaedrus: “My Future Past” EP (Innerflight Music)

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January 14, 2014

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Dutch producer and recent Seattle transplant Phaedrus (aka Joris Kamma) is a growing force in the Cascadia techno scene, and this past weekend it was a pleasure to help him celebrate the release of his new EP, “My Future Past” on Innerflight Music.

The work is quirky and fidgety, without losing its soaring, dreamy elements. I’m particularly enjoying Moodswing and the Time for Trees’ remix, whose sustained bells hover golden over a distorted, earthy bass line.

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Available on Beatport here.

 

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Otterotation: Jason Kendig (Honey Soundsystem, SF) live at Humanaut

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January 8, 2014

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Such deliciousness. Jason Kendig’s live set from Aaron Clark’s Humanaut party in Pittsburg, PA from last October shows why Honey Soundsystem is an ever-expanding force. This is amazing music.

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spaceotter’s Favorite Tracks of 2013

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December 26, 2013

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2013 was pretty amazing. I heard somewhere that there are something like 2000 house tracks made available via various digital, vinyl and other media every week these days; it’s great to hear the profusion of music coming out and hear everyone’s voice. My own selections for 2013 (11 of them–because it’s an architect vibration in numerology and I like that number) were mostly in the house vein with some tech/booty/nu disco tendencies. Here are some of my favorites released this year. read more …

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Luke Mandala’s “Heart and Mind” EP

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December 11, 2013

artworks-000055905342-ixo78n-t500x500 You like bass with your gorgeous meditative world music vibes? Check out the new Heart and Mind EP by Eugene, Oregon’s Luke Mandala on Desert Trax Records. Luke was the headliner of Electric Tea Garden Seattle’s closing night and is a frequent visitor to our tree-lined city. Good stuff.

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