NorCal's Odyssey Celebrating 1 Year Anniversary 03.27.10

Monterey, CA- DnB is alive and well in California and this is evident by the sheer volume of party-goers and number of events that are showing their longevity from the large cities in SoCal and the Bay to the coastal towns and smaller cities throughout the state and “Odyssey” thrown by Peter Be and DJ Senator is a prime example of this.

Celebrating their 1st Anniversary on March 27th, Odyssey has been feeding the bass-hungry party revelers every 4th Friday of the Month for the past 12 months and they’re bringing down SF’s own DJ Canadub (BADNB/Shelter) to help them celebrate with a proper dosage of bass for your face!

Those of you that are in the area should definitely mark this night on your calendars and come thru to show your support!

NorCal’s Odyssey Celebrating 1 Year Anniversary 03.27.10

Monterey, CA- DnB is alive and well in California and this is evident by the sheer volume of party-goers and number of events that are showing their longevity from the large cities in SoCal and the Bay to the coastal towns and smaller cities throughout the state and “Odyssey” thrown by Peter Be and DJ Senator is a prime example of this.

Celebrating their 1st Anniversary on March 27th, Odyssey has been feeding the bass-hungry party revelers every 4th Friday of the Month for the past 12 months and they’re bringing down SF’s own DJ Canadub (BADNB/Shelter) to help them celebrate with a proper dosage of bass for your face!

Those of you that are in the area should definitely mark this night on your calendars and come thru to show your support!

US Dubstep Imprint MalLabel Announces 6-City US Tour

San Francisco- US Dubstep imprint, MalLabel, recently announced a 6-city US tour to bring their sound to a town near you.

With a heavy line up of artists including DZ, Zeno, Rastatronics, Blackheart, Dr. Knobs, Carly D, El Diablo and more, these shows are going to be sure to be packed and walls will be shaking with the sounds of sub-rocking basslines and remixes galore! So be sure to support your local scene & get your pre-sales early!

FEATURED ARTISTS:
(bios from press release)

DZ, leader of Bad Man Press, is coming along to support his ‘Untitled Facemelter’ EP and the upcoming ‘Purple Gangster (DZ Remix)’ on MalLabel’s 2010 tour. His special blend of West Coast vibes are imported from Canada. The tariff on vibes is heavy, thus why he utilizes them so well. The man breaks things via sound.

Zeno’s releases on many US dubstep labels and several widely acclaimed remixes have put him on the map as a highly respected dubstep artist. His track “West Coast Nitrous Circus” out now on “Low Frequency High Life” (MAL004) demonstrates Zeno’s versatility in style and substance as a producer. Zeno also hosts his monthly podcast “Thinking Juice” on Dubstep FM, which in June 2009 set a record for highest listener count on the station. Expect big bass to be brought to the dancefloor as Zeno continues to hold it down touring the US and soon the world.

Blackheart is pushing buttons all over the place. Recently on the Best of Filthy Digital two times over as well as landing a return spot on the upcoming Bay Area Dubstep vol 3, the self-proclaimed ‘Lords’ are slumpin it and making things nasty. April marks the release of their forthcoming album ‘The Magic Hour’ on MalLabel Music… get ready to kick your boots around a li’l bit.

No stranger to shattering beats and bass into tiny bits to be spliced back together in a masterful pattern of crunklicious bit-crushed gangsta love, Dr. Knobz not only has produced a fabulous release to be delivered unto thee in early March on MalLabel in the form of a sick EP, but he also shares his birth name with a famous game show host. Musically, he’s less apt to share similarities with too many, as he is an upcoming glitch automator with a very singular sense of swank. Dun sleep.

This man is a sorcerer of sorts, and his sets fall nowhere short of shocking. A powerful and energetic force on the decks, El Diablo is responsible for the music behind MalLabel’s theme song ‘Rollin With My Crew,’ and is known to flip it to psyphee when the BPM is getting too high, but the crowd’s high is just fine. Our own devil with the following details: party rocking crazy pants.

The man, the myth.. Mycho Cocoa is a one-of-a-kind artist who produces and mixes with elegance and poise like a lounging tiger whose coat is pink and black. A step out-of-place will lead you right to where it’s at when it comes to Mr. Mycho. His album ‘Low Frequency Highlife’ serves as a testament to all things bassy, hot, and good.

Rastatronics is known to rock a party all night long with his own special blend of chunes. Having worked with DZ, Blackheart, and Bakir of Spit Brothers on tracks, he is poised to continue his mission to bounce souls all over the globe. Check out his own EP coming out soon on MalLabel!

SkullTrane is one of the most intensely unique acts in American Dubstep, answering to the atmosphere of the UK motif with their own Detroit borne sense of squelching, bubbling, crude, lumbering and crushing sense of sonic mastery. Their own label, Cutty Dubs, is run from the heart of San Francisco’s Mission district, molded from the pressure of dub and the city scape. Hear them now, believe the reality in their rhythm.

Zombie-J is lurking right behind you, and he’s bringing a fist full of dubs like you’ve never heard. From beginning to end, Zombie’s “Dr. Wre EP” is brimming with originality, and each track displays Zombie’s signature sound, full of squirrelly west coast glide synth tones and heavy, gritty wobbles. Catch him at a theatre near you, but try not to get bitten, that’s how you become a zombie as well.

FOR THE LADIES: Bliss Lau Body Jewelry

If you had to say one thing about living in Hawaii,  it would have to be that it possesses a massive amount of inspiration. From the weird exotic fruits to huge waves, plate lunches to black sand beaches, there’s so much to discover and explore.

When one thinks of Hawaiian inspired jewelry the first thing that comes to mind for most are pearls, puka shells, and kukui nut necklaces. Sexy body jewelry, not so much.

Bliss Lau was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and trained at the prestigious Parson’s School of Design in  NYC. She started making gorgeous handbags that are reminiscent of seashells and you can feel and see the strong Hawaiian inspiration. She transitioned to body jewelry and pioneered the trend which led to many copies after her.

Hiphop icon Guru (from Gangstarr) recovering after suffering heart attack!

New York City- According to Guru’s long-time Gang Starr DJ and production partner DJ Premier, 43-year-old Guru(born Keith Elam), suffered a heart attack on March 1st and had surgery at a New York-area hospital, according to Billboard magazine and Hot 97′s Miss Info.

An unnamed source told AllHipHop.com that the rapper was doing “fine” and is expected to make a full recovery. “Guru is alive and recovering from his surgery. Doctors are expecting a full recovery luckily.”

According to BallerStatus.com:

“In a statement on Wednesday (March 3), 43-year-old Guru himself says he has awakened and doing well in his recovery, adding that his business partner Solar will be the only person giving “accurate” updates about his status.

“I am doing fine and I am recovering. I’m weak though,” Guru said. “Solar is the only person who has the accurate info on my situation. Any info from anybody else is false. I appreciate your well wishes and all the love.”

In a statement himself, Solar — who serves as Guru’s Solar and partner for his 7 Grand Records label — echoed the rapper’s comments.

“Guru is resting and doing well after his surgery,” he said. “The doctors say that he will fully recover from his illness. We thank everyone who send prayers our way and we appreciate the outpouring of love from around the world.”

Guru’s former Gangstarr partner-in-crime, DJ Premier, had been previously giving the public updates about the rapper’s condition.

It’s unclear if the rapper’s disclaimer was aimed toward him, or another person.”