Woodlawn – Sweat 1.1

After taking most of 2012 off from focusing solely on music, he returns as Woodlawn with this mix announcing his upcoming Sweat Collective, additionally appearing at the Atlanta monthly Hunger, and will be playing again in January at Detroit’s TV Lounge alongside Helix, Simple, and Taylor Hawkins

An new name for one of Atlanta’s less-hyped but undoubtably diverse selectors, Woodlawn. Having previously contributed mixes to Percussion Lab, and his own Heat ATL as Inferno is no stranger behind a set of decks.

After taking most of 2012 off from focusing solely on music, he returns as Woodlawn with this mix announcing his upcoming Sweat Collective, additionally appearing at the Atlanta monthly Hunger, and will be playing again in January at Detroit’s TV Lounge alongside Helix, Simple, and Taylor Hawkins

http://soundcloud.com/inferno/sweat-v1-1

Heat Promo Launches Standard

Tonight at Lava Lounge, the Heat Promotions crew will be launching a new monthly event focused on the deeper and more minimal sounds of dubstep alongside the classic UK Garage sound.

The first event will feature residents Inferno, Amalgam, myself, as well as long time Atlanta dj Double Nil on the decks. Be sure to pay us a visit as it is free all night and we will be downstairs on Lava Lounge’s Turbosound installation, making sure we do justice to the evening’s selections on a quality sound system.

For more information, check out the Facebook Event

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Lava Lounge
45 13th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free All Night – 21+

7-Oct : Soul Shakedown : Free R&B/Soul/Funk

And now for something completely different, me and the rest of the Heat Promotions crew have come up with a new concept for first Thursdays in Atlanta. Taking a departure from our EDM-infused evenings we are taking a step back to the classics to present a night of classic R&B, Soul, and Funk classics.

A majority of the selectors for this evening are planning straight 45 sets, which should be exciting to hear and watch. We have some exciting guests for this as well, tapping the local stylings of Osmose and Grav3y for their first appearances at a Heat event, definitely excited to have them on board alongside Inferno and myself.

If you are looking for something different to get down to next week come down to Highland Ballroom and swivel your hips to some classic sounds, it’s free all night so you really don’t have too many excuses not to drop through.

Highland Inn Ballroom (map)
644 North Highland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306

Revy live from Thermal / ATL

Last month’s Thermal featured the wonderful dubbed sounds of Pittsburgh’s Revy. Fortunate for all those lucky enough to attend, or those unfortunate enough to have missed it he has been kind enough to make the Live PA set available for download. Thanks to our friends at InfernalTechno for the heads up on this.

Be sure to come out next Thursday, as Heat Promotions’ monthly continues at Lava Lounge with a special guest set from Helix and a my birthday celebration. Thermal at Lava Lounge happens every second Thursday. Attendance is always free before 11, music is always top-notch.

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Revy at Thermal (Lava Lounge)

It is the second Thursday of the month, which means it’s time for Heat Promotion’s monthly Thermal at Lava Lounge. This month we are pleased to have Pittsburgh’s own Revy on the decks. It is free before midnight, $5 afterwards. 21+

Revy’s music is strange. There really is no better way to put it. Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest USA before moving to Tokyo, the influence and contrast of nature and technology are made clear in his mesmerizing pieces. His sound is one that is complicated, rapidly revolving between themes which are at times serious, beautiful, strong and others almost comical and ridiculous. Each track encompasses such an emotional gamut that they themselves seem to become intelligent entities.

It’s no wonder, really. Kevin Lind began experimenting with sound as a child with whatever he had on hand, mixing and editing his storybook tapes with sound effects. He went from sound to music as a teenager, picking up saxophone and keyboard ahead of the modern era of computer music, where he first combined elements from both his controlled and random sonic palettes.

Like so many prolific artists, the drive to share his ideas took precedent. Kevin headed into the netlabel scene to test some ears, and won his respect. His music now realized, he’s started building the profile of his releases, with a vinyl release on Slant, and appearances on digital compilations on From 0-1, SubSensory, and Seta. He’s also been giving back to the netlabel community by managing Bleepsequence, a burgeoning platform for experimental media and thought provoking electronic music.

Revy sound’s is that of his resourcefulness and drive to experiment. He molds his thoughts out of the world around him, both physically and perceptually. It’s the chatter of the mind processing one’s day before resolving what it all means. It’s simply fantastic.

Lava Lounge
45 13th Street
Atlanta, GA

Download: Heated Podcast 002 – Helix

It has been quite some time since the first installment of Heat ATL podcast, however last week we recently posted a new mix from Savannah, GA based techno dj and producer ‘Helix.’

Now affiliated with Night Slugs, I first encountered Helix when he started sending me tracks a few months ago with some very refreshing unique tracks on a vein far different from many area producers I have encountered recently. Helix’s selections here show a good example of his own productions’ aesthetic in addition to those of his current influences.

For more on Helix be sure to check out the Soundcloud and Twitter accounts for Helix, and enjoy the mix below, and be sure to come check his set as a part of September’s installment of Thermal, every second Thursday at Atlanta’s Lava Lounge

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Kris Wadsworth – The Depths Of [Boe Recordings]
Uusitalo – Tohtori Kuka [Huume]
Substance – Relish [Chain Reaction]
Trentemøller – Nam Nam [Poker Flat]
Andreas Saag – Dragons [Freerange Records]
Kris Wadsworth – Shootin’ Moves [Morris / Audio]
Helix – Svbmerge [Unreleased]
Round Two ft. Andy Caine – New Day [Round Two]
Quadrant – Dub II [Basic Channel]
Trentemøller – Rykketid [Poker Flat]
Aril Brikha – Groove La Chord [Transmat]
Quantec – The Entire Structure [Meanwhile]
Helix – Attaque (Claude Speckter Remix) [Unreleased]

Insideout at The Soundtable 7-Aug

Saturday evening at The SoundTable in Atlanta, Heat Promotions is proud to welcome the return of Insideout to the south. For those who are unfamiliar with his work check this downloadable mix in addition to the bio below.  An exciting evening of progressive sounds in Atlanta, hoep to see some of you out!

Grant Aaron, aka Insideout, has been with Clink since it’s inception in 2005. Grant began DJing in 1997, mainly influenced by the striped down minimal sounds of Daniel Bell, Plastikman and Mike Ink. It didn’t take long for those influences to move him from behind the decks to the studio. His exploration into production initially focused on ambient and experimental, then evolving into 4/4 based electronic music. In 2000, Grant co-created the multimedia net label, Lifeform Project, which involved several producers from his hometown of Atlanta, but that was just the beginning.

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Download: Inferno – Atlanta State of Mind (Mix)

Good friend, and fellow collaborator Inferno has been quite busy lately releasing a number of unique mixes. His latest efforts come for the Percussion Lab mix series, and is of course highly recommended. Much thanks to the guys at Percussion Lab as well for their wonderful words regarding the work Inferno and I, and the rest of the Heat Promo team has done in Atlanta recently, thanks a for the nod guys 🙂

We’re super excited to be hosting this one, Inferno’s take on dance music is very close to the Percussion Lab ethos. Enjoy.

Inferno feels most at home surrounded by the sounds of warm chords and deep grooves. At the helm one of Atlanta’s most daring promotions groups, Heat Promo, and with a name in the scene as a genre-defying DJ in his own right, Inferno’s contributions to Atlanta’s dance music community are noteworthy.

Be sure to browse over to Percussion Lab for the complete write up

Tracklisting:

Pepe Bradock – Deep Burnt [Kif Music]
Goapele – Closer (The 4AM Dub) [Loveslap]
Terry Lee Brown Jr – Night In Sutivan [Plastic City]
Marko Furstenberg – Juni KK (Kollectiv Turmstrasse Remix) [Rotary Cocktail]
Dan Berkson – Reflections feat. Robert Owens [Poker Flat]
The Result – Flagship [Broqade]
Simon Flower – Thw Whiser Had It (Mark August Remix) [Poker Flat]
Luke Hess – Quick To Hear [Deep Labs]
Reference vs. Marko Furstenberg – The Swell [Bereta Grey]
Luke Hess – Incline Your Ear [Deep Labs]
Reference – Best Night In Detroit [Planet E]
Pelacha – Get Up (Luke Hess Remix) [RedSonja]
Luke Hess – City Light (Brian Kage’s Lights Out Remix) [Modelisme]
Reference vs. CV313 – The Wake [Beretta Grey]

Thermal 8-Jul w/ Reference

Thermal, the dub techno influenced monthly that Inferno and I have been hosting up at midtown’s Lava Lounge. We have been fortunate enough to already played host to UK’s Roska, Atlanta’s own Richard Devine in addition to the regular resident Heat DJs.

As noted in an earlier post to this blog, this month’s installment of Thermal is quite special as we have two floors of music again. This time we are pleased to welcome Reference, the combination of Luke Hess and Brian Kage, in addition to Bunker resident Eric Cloutier for what is sure to be an exciting evening of ground-breaking techno sounds.

Amazing local support on this one as well as Richard Devine makes his second appearance at Thermal since it’s inception. I am definitely looking forward to this coming up Thursday in Atlanta; it is not often that the city plays host to this wide of an assortment of dub influenced artists at a single event.

For those unfamiliar with the sounds of some of these artists be sure to check out freely downloadable mixes from Eric Cloutier, Luke Hess, or check out the complete write up on the event from Heat Promotions

July 4th Recap

Recapping my July 4th weekend of seeing Phish complete with requisite photos and videos, as well as information about upcoming events with HeatPromo and DJG

As many of you know already I have a long-standing habit of having to catch a Phish show if it happens to be in the area. I have been seeing them since 1996, and quite regularly since 1999 and have been fortunate to amass a great group of friends during my time travelling catching shows around the country. It has been seven years since Phish has played in Atlanta, and eleven since the last July 3rd and 4th shows I saw them perform, at Lakewood Amphitheater, which were among some of the better shows I have seen.

Thanks to the fact these shows fell on a weekend and a national holiday, quite a number of friends I have not had an opportunity to see in quite a long time happened to be able to make the trek here for the weekend so in addition to catching some wonderful live music, I had the chance to catch up with a number of friends who I ordinarily to not get to see all that frequently.

For those that care, the shows were excellent, the weather was amazing; it was warm, but not unseasonably so as it has been in the weeks leading up to the fourth of July. Additionally, with the recent acquisition of my iPhone 4, I was able to get a fair amount of decent photographs and some interesting HD video from the shows this weekend, all of which are available for viewing on my Flickr account.

All in all a wonderful weekend, a break from work, some wonderful food and excellent times with friends is always a welcome change from the regular work week. The fun continues through the end of this week as we have a huge Heat Promotions’ event on Thursday for our Thermal monthly series at Lava Lounge, and additionally I’ll be joining Richard Devine and DJG at The Soundtable for an Atlanta Dubstep event on Friday!

Download: Eric Cloutier – June 2010 Mix

In anticipation for the upcoming July installment of Thermal at Atlanta’s Lava Lounge, featuring live sets from Reference, a partnership of Luke Hess and Brian Kage, as well as sets from Eric Cloutier, and Richard Devine I have decided to whet your appetite with a mix from Bunker NYC resident Eric Cloutier.

Heat Promotions has left a number of these in CD format around various locations in Atlanta, but for those who have not spotted it yet or perhaps not in the area need to be sure to check this one out. For more information on our upcoming event be sure to check the information on our site.

01. Bengoa + Brothers Vibe – Make This Happen – Moscow Records
02. XDB – F.E.B. – Sistrum Recordings
03. Tama Sumo + Prosumer – Rarified – Ostgut Ton
04. Phonogenic + Sasse – Bro Keeper (Dub) – Moodmusic
05. Marcel Dettmann – Wound Up (Wincent Kunth Mix) – Ostgut ton
06. Tigerskin – Carlos’ Thoughts – Dessous Digital
07. Ed Davenport – Curtain Call (Nick Harris Mix) – NRK
08. Silent Servant – Lo Profundo – Historia Y Violencia
09. The Asphalt – Eight Mile Road (Sascha Dive Mix) – Deep Explorer
10. Mutant Clan – We Are – Figure SPC
11. James Kumo – Back to the Rex (Peter Van Hoesen Mix) – Curle Recordings
12. Savas Pascalidis – Sonic Groove – Sweatshop
13. Johnny White + James Teej – Narcobalada (Chaton’s Bass Traxx MIX) – Perspectiv Records]
14. Secret Secret …

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Get To Know: LD

London’s LD is a dubstep artist many are more familiar with than they probably realize, Leon Day has long served as a mastering engineer at dubplate cutter at Transition Studios, reknowned for their work with such dubstep mainstays as Distance, Digital Mystikz, and helping formulate the unique and genre-bending sounds of 2562, Martyn, and Appleblim. Between working with these highly acclaimed artists, and his own releases on quintessential labels such as Hyperdub, Soul Jazz, and Dub Police, there is no mistake that LD has already created a legacy within the world of underground urban music. LD has also forged a sound uniquely his own, drawing on deeper influences of roots reggae and original dub sounds on his own productions such as “Clock Watchin,” “Woodblock,” and his collaboration with Kode9 on “Bad,” undoubtably one of the anthems of dubstep.

We are pleased to announce that Heat Promotions along with our friends at Dubconscious, and Athens’ dubstep hero D:RC, we  will be presenting a live DJ set from LD at New Earth Music Hall in Athens, GA a week from today on Thursday, June 24. This show is 18+ and tickets are $10 for 18-21, and $8 for the 21+ crowd. The weather is nice and everybody is ramping up for the Wired festival in Athens beginning the following day, be sure to join us at New Earth for what is sure to be an exciting introduction to a weekend full of exciting music at New Earth Music Hall and other Athens venues.

For a taste of what is in store this evening check out the videos below, and enjoy a free mix from LD courtesy of our friends at Big Up Magazine.

Get To Know: Simple

For those who are unaware, recently I have started helping San Francisco-based netlabel Two Circles Records, a small outfit started by Simple and Cullen Miller. I am pleased to announce that I will be appearing with Simple during one of his two upcoming Atlanta performances this week, Thursday night at Lava Lounge as a part of the Thermal series presented by Heat Promotions.

I first found out about Simple around this time last year, during his performance at Bazzaar alongside Pheek, at was immediately struck by the IDM-influenced stripped down dub sound of his music. As I assume a number of readers of this site are still unfamiliar with his work we are pleased to offer not only an outstanding interview courtesy of dubstepped.net but also a mini-mix of some favorite Simple tunes highlighting his forthcoming “Fall Around The Cut” EP on Germany’s Ilian Tape label. The mix comes from another San Francisco native SNF as a part of his weekly “Steppin Into Tomorrow” broadcast series on dubstep.fm. Additionally, as the purveyor of a netlabel there are a number of excellent releases already available for free from Simple by clicking over to the Two Circles releases page.

Be sure also to keep your schedule free for Saturday night as Simple joins Detroit’s Derek Plaslaiko, of Ghostly International fame, and Atlanta’s own Richard Devine for an exciting night of forward-thinking techno sounds at Atlanta’s esteemed King Plow Arts Center.

Pre-sale tickets are available for this event online, and I highly recommend getting on it now. See you guys later this week, and enjoy the tunes courtesy of friends SNF and Simple.

21-April Sub.Traction 1 Year Anniversary

Be sure to join Atlanta Dubstep as we celebrate one year of our monthly event Sub.Traction from El Bar featuring DJ sets from residents Section 8, and myself Shortstack in addition to this month’s guest Trillbass. We have some special surprises for everybody who gets in early so be sure not to miss a very special annual Sub.Traction celebration.