Para One is a busy dude with many musical talents: from having dipped in the honey pot of the rap scene a variety of times (his work with French group TTC, production creds on A$AP Rocky’s “Wild For The Night”) to being a part of his own label (Marble, with Teki Latex and Bobmo). After a well-regarded release of his track “Passion” last year, Para One is back with a bigger, badder version thanks to the vocal talents of none other than Cam’Ron. As a sidenote, I can’t write or think about Cam’Ron without seeing this picture in my head, so here. #killuh
I spoke to Para One yesterday just before his trek to the US to tour starting in Miami, where I’m sure inevitably we’ll run into each other. Another sidenote, a definite party to check out that we’ll be at and Para One will be playing at is Lil Death’s NYC vs Paris this Friday. So read on about what Para One had to say after the jump, and as for myself I hope to see many of you out and about!
Portugal’s maestro of deeply tinged disco will be gracing the carpet at Bardot tomorrow night for our monthly GDD showcase. After putting out his mind-bending edit of Nicolas Jaar’s And I Say a few months ago, he’s followed it up with some magical remixes of Poland’s Kamp! and fellow Portuguese artist Moullinex, both of which are out now via Discotexas. Tickets for the show are available here.
Daedelus has always been a champion of pushing unique live presentations, and his Magical Properties tours are a wonderful platform with which to showcase both his amazing live show and the wonderful talent he chooses to bring on board. This time he’s joined by the likes of “the remix Ryan Gosling” Ryan Hemsworth and Body High boss Samo Sound Boy for a 6 week tour, with pop-up support from Salva, Shlohmo, and Two Fresh.
I spoke with Samo Sound Boy just as the weekend was approaching about the tour and what’s up in his world and the Body High world. Samo’s a really great dude who I’m super pleased to see hopping on the Magical Properties tour. Go peep our conversation after the jump, where we talk about California weather, how to party in Miami, studio essentials, and more:
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While Miami is most notorious for the madness that occurs every March for WMC and Ultra Music Festival, thousands of art and music lovers from across the world converge in the beginning of December for Art Basel. We kicked things off in style last night at our weekly Slap & Tickle party at the beloved Electric Pickle with LA’s Rick Rude, and are gearing up for a massive evening tomorrow night at one of Miami’s newest venues, The Garage. The rising UK duo Bondax will be preforming an exclusive Art Basel set alongside Body High label boss Samo Sound Boy. The best part about this event is that its FREE, as long as you head over to the Slap & Tickle page and send us your names before 6pm tomorrow. To get you in the mood, check out the latest Slap & Tickle promo mix.
Miami is in for a magical treat on Halloween night. Heralded as the DJ’s DJ, the dance floor maestro, and the mixtape assassin, The Magician has quickly taken the title of the godfather of good times. His acclaimed Magic Tape mix series grew from an audience of select bloggers and fans who were aware of his departure from Aeroplane, to a massive international group of listeners just wanting to bask in the glory of his tropical aura. Tickets for this Magical Edition of Slap & Tickle at Bardot are still available for $20. For more information about the event, click here.
This past WMC, we had Yuksek slated to play at two of our parties. We were devastated to learn that the Frenchman had to cancel all his WMC dates to illness, so we’re elated to announce that he will finally be performing on the red carpet at Bardot this Thursday in Miami. Supporting Yuksek will be UK bliss-pop sensation Chad Valley, who is set to release his debut album ‘Young Hunger’ on October 30th. Pre-sale tickets for the event are $12. For more information, click here.
Slap & Tickle resident DJ Santiago Caballero delivers an extremely tasty first installment of his Sanduguera mix series. Clearly inspired by the late nights that we’ve spent manning the decks together at Miami’s infamous Electric Pickle, his mix delivers a dollop of deep basslines and wondrous house tunes. For those of you in Miami this Halloween, you can catch Santi warming up for The Magician on October 31st at Bardot. Click here for more info.
Now, I don’t usually post unless something really strikes my fancy. Even more rare still will a mix inspire me to words. And the best part? It’s GDD’s very own Troy Kurtz today, absolutely nailing it with this mix he did with Panic Bomber, the first installment in their “Berlin Breeze” mix series. I’ve been consistently more and more impressed with what TK and Panic Bomber have been putting out of Miami since their deeper-than debut Never Sleeping. Life is good when it’s summertime and you can sit back and watch your colleagues and best friends become your favorite DJs in the world.