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Re-Building DJ Storm


With every passing day, I think up a million ways to become more pronounced, or more relevant in the entertainment industry.  From managing and developing artists, to traveling, to producing successful events most DJ’s wouldn’t shake a stick at, I’m constantly coming up with new ideas that will help let the world become more familiar with “me”.  But this morning, I sat in bed, half awake, and came up with an entirely new prospective to be seen in.  So for the next few months, (until August 9th), I will be taking a bit of a break from the normal scene, to create something new.  Some fans may like it, some may not.  But when I’m done, the new “DJ Storm” will be something far more prevalent than anything I’ve done in the past.  A new website (with the same web address), a new sound, a new style, the same management (under the employ of the miraculous Mike Vegas), and a brand new tenacity for the business, will all be part of my arsenal.  So please, bear with my brief scarcity in the normally scene, and know that when it’s over, me, my music, and everything else I have my hand in, will be light-years ahead of the work I’m involved in now.

Money To Blow… On Designer Drugs.


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Its always great as a musician when your inspired by your peers, especially if they aren’t in the same field of work as you are.  Not too long ago I was at Stanford University, when a friend of mine, (Rodney Gateau) turned me on to a song named ‘Drop Down’ by the electro group Designer Drugs.  After procuring the song for myself, I began to come up with a mix in head, put it on the tables and fleshed it out.  If you manuvered your way to this blog from djstorm.com, then you have already heard some of the mix, if not all.  But here for your listening pleasure, is a remix of ‘Money To Blow’ by Baby, ft. Drake & Lil Wayne, with the beat of ‘Drop Down’ by Designer Drugs.

Electric Boogaloo


I am a firm believer in the saying practice makes perfect.  I take about 1 to 2 hours every day to mix, scratch, and cut all different types of music.  Occasionally I’ll record my sessions in an attempt to fix my mistakes, and once in a while I’ll do something off the top of my head that I’m very happy with.  This 8 minute take of a mixing session already debuted on http://www.djstorm.com a few weeks ago, but due to an overwhelming demand for a download link, I’m putting up on the blog.  So here for your enjoyment, “Electro”.

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Party in South Central.


As many of you may have noticed, my posts have pretty much stopped over the last few days.  I’ve been posted in the great city of Los Angeles, with Duckworth of Tokyo 24 in South Central, enjoying the weather and getting work done.  When I leave, all the pictures from the trip will be available shortly after.

Photo by Lauren Johnson

Kings Cup.


Every college student in the United States knows the notorious drinking game Kings Cup.  And we all know how much of a pain it is to explain the rules to someone who has never played before.  Well luckily the rap genius Paperface has simplified the task of laying out the rules to a newcomer by recording the song “Kings Cup”.  So next time your at a frat party, birthday, or just bored with some friends, and you need to spell out the rules, just play the track.  Click the pic to download.

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Raw E-Magazine


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Recently, I was introduced to ‘Raw’, a digital magazine with a diverse range of articles, topics, and discussions.  Raw E-mag is an online publication dedicated to the best in lifestyle, music, and fashion.  Check the method.

Lloyd to joint the Interscope roster.


Lloyd recently confirmed that he would be joining Interscope records for the release of his new album.  While most people expected him to sign with Cash Money-Young Money, the 24 year old singer stated that C.M.Y.M.’s proximity to Motown Records was the reason he did not.  Lloyd’s last 2 albums produced under the Motown label were in his opinion, underdistributed.

“I don’t feel the need to rush to release an album. It’ll be out later this year. I got a couple of title options, but I’m not 100 percent sure yet, I love the way Interscope gets down. I love the way Jimmy [Iovine, label head] gets down. I’ve always had a good working relationship with Polow [da Don, producer]. Having that creative partner is something I wanted to have, since the very beginning, to have that one creative partner. Mike [Jackson] had it with Quincy [Jones], Janet [Jackson] had it with Jimmy [Jam] and Terry [Lewis]. Justin has it with Timbaland. I feel that me and Polow have something special. I’m really looking forward to that. I also admire Jimmy [Iovine] as a producer. He loves producers. He’s got Will.I.Am, DR, Dre, Polow, the Neptunes, Timbaland. That’s what he does. I’m looking forward to it.”

Click to download "Set Me Free" ft. Mystikal

Lloyd recently released a new single with samples from Ray Charles ‘Unchain My Hear’, and features a verse from Mystikal (…yeah, I know).   After the release of the single, and question as to his new album, Lloyd stated,  “This year I’m really focused on a classic album and staying in the public eye with more guest features. I have a few surprise collaborations coming. In the past two months I’ve recorded some really surprising features that will shake up the game a little bit.”

Lady Gaga’s Explicit Telephone Video


As many may have heard, E! News premiered the brand new 9 minute video to Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” Thursday night.  The super sexual, vulgar, and graphic video is a bit too much for stations like VH1, or MTV, but is here for all to see in its entirety.  Check out the “Telephone” by Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce by clicking the pic.

Falling down the Rabbit-Hole


Gnix is throwing yet another crazy 18+ event over at Glas Kat.  Aspara, Justin Peoples, Majestry, and Guenson Lotin will be holding down the fort with progressive, electro, and house.  Glas Kat is located at 540 4th St, and this all goes down Thursday, April 1st.  Click the flyer for details and tickets.

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Audrey Amelie Photography


Photo by Audrey Amelie

Every so often, at a gallery, or art show, a piece of art catches your eye, be it a painting, sketch, or photograph.  Most of the time the artists who produce these pieces and display them for the world, have 2 or 3 out of their entire collection that out shines everything else around it.  It’s very rare to find a painter, sketch artist, or photographer who’s every single piece is a masterful work that grabs your attention, and demonstrates that individual is master of their craft.  Audrey Amelie is the type of photographer that displays this type of rare skill with her photos.  Click the pics to see more of her work.

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One time, at Band Camp…


Bandcamp.com

Every artist in or out of the game has to have an outlet to publicize their music. For most right now that outlet is the over used, over saturated, easily manipulated myspace music. It’s just as easy to find a person with html knowledge to change the number of page views you have, and the number of daily plays as it is to pose as another artist, or steal their material. And even if an up-and-coming artist was legitimate, he has no way of telling who’s listening to his music and what their responses are to it. The music site Bandcamp.com aims to fix these issues, and has defiantly hit the bullseye. The site provides a clear-cut space to display your music with no limits as to how many songs your allowed. The artist or band can also get a very in-depth look at which songs their fans are listening to all the way through, partially listening to, or are skipping all together. The band has the ability to choose their own price for their song if they wish to charge, (with no money being profiteered by Bamdcamp), and can also see any and all links posted about their music from Bandcamp. This new site will soon become the blueprint by which many other music sites are built, trust me. I’m not just a spokesperson… I’m a member. The site is free, so check out http://www.bandcamp.com to set yours up, or refer a friend with an interest in their music being heard.

The Young and The Restless


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Last night, I had the distinct pleasure of partying with one of London’s finest celebrity DJ’s. DJ Sam Young. He’s an amazing cat with ridiculous style, who is crazy on the tables. Click the pic to check out his website. (Shouts to DJ Roy Rovelli)

The wait for Drake is “Over”.


The long awaited, much anticipated Drake album “Thank Me Later” has been the subject of rumor and speculation for months. Finally the first single of the Grammy nominated artists CD, is available for download. Click the pic to download “Over”.

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Haiti Aftermath…


On March 5th of this year, I got together with ‘School of the Hellas’ and ‘IzaTrend’ to hold a fundraiser for the Rural Haiti Project. The event was in San Francisco at Element Lounge… Here are a few pics from the event, all photographed by the lovely Ashleigh Reddy.

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Freaknik Came and Went.


Freaknik as some of us may remember, was the massive party held in ATL during spring break at which students from all the black universities were in attendance. Now, Freaknik has a different meaning to those of us tuned into Adult Swim on the night of March 7th. Freakink was “resurected” in the 1 hour cartoon special ‘Freaknik: The Musical’ staring the voices of T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, DJ Drama, Lil Jon, and many, many more. You can check it out here. But hurry, it expires on March 23rd 2010.

The Musical

Expires March 23rd

Daft Tron


Just as any self-respecting nerd has been doing over the last few days, I too have been trying to dig up as much info as possible about the new ‘Tron Legacy’. Disney’s sequel is set to release Dec. 17th 2010, but even in all its young-Jeff Bridges, and ‘Kid-that-got-shot-up-in-4-Brothers‘ (Garrett Hedlund), disk dodging, light-cycling glory, what I’m the most anxious for is the soundtrack. Produced entirely of brand spanking new Daft Punk tracks, (one of which can be heard in the second half of the new trailer available on http://www.apple.com/trailers). The soundtrack will bring an audience of music lovers in for the film that may not have been enticed otherwise. Not to mention the duo will actually be appearing IN the movie. (Kudos)

View The Trailer Here

Sleepless in Las Vegas


Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

A vacation is something that anyone in the entertainment line of work is lucky to get.  Some of us grind so hard, 20 minutes away from our cell phones is a vacation.  Then there are others who will “eventually get a day to myself… That’s gon’ be the day they burry me, but it’ll come eventually” – Lil Wayne.  I however understand the importance of staying hard at work, but I can never say no to a long weekend in Vegas.  So when my good friend Marqus Crawford offered me a deal on a villa in the Planet Hollywood towers, I obviously said yes.

Above are a few shots of the Villa we will be occupying during our stay.  While I’m alongside Jade Davis, Erik Woodruff, and Marqus, I will be giving you a play by play on the action, activities, and adventures that go down from the 1st to the 4th of April.

Andrew Winch Designs


Motor Yacht

Andrew Winch Yacht

A luxury yacht, designed by Andrew Winch.  Introduced by Kristy W.  Click the photo for more pictures, and different boats.

You down with A.P.P.?


His work can be viewed here.

Yeah, you know me… But who you may not know is the man behind some of the moving photo effects on djstorm.com, and on the visualizations for the mixes I post on youtube.  Visual effects artist Adam Patton has a long and impressive resume that grows by the second.  (Sorry A.P… I tried to say that without sounding gay)  Having worked with many people, including (but definitely not limited to) League 510, BeatStreetS, (and yours truly DJ Storm), on web design, music videos, and a slew of other digital projects, A.P.P. is someone you should be down with when working in the realm of digital media.