Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jack & Jackie's Playlist

Everyday, 17 year old Jackie would come home from school and change out of her Catholic school uniform and put on her Michigan Bell uniform. She would always stop in a little coffee shop near her bus stop for a hot chocolate before going to work. One day, a man approached her in the coffee shop (a young man) and tapped her on the shoulder from behind. When she turned around, she saw he was wearing a tattered hat and tattered clothes. She recalls his sleeves looking like they had carrot juice all over them. He looked into her eyes and said, "I'm gonna marry you...I've been watching you." Naturally, Jackie's reaction was to quickly to leave and catch her bus.

The next day, as Jackie was waiting at the bus stop, the man pulled up in a big shiny red car with the top down. It had a continental wheel on the back. This time he looked a little better. It seems he had cleaned up before presenting himself to her again. 20 year old Jack asked Jackie if he could drive her to work. And folk's, that's how it all started.

Jack and Jackie both had a passion for music. They loved to dance, and my grandma seems to always have music playing in the house. I remember her playing records on an actual record player when I was younger. This play list consists of all my grandma and grandpa's favorite artists.


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Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Rise of Dubstep: Interview w/Jarod Morgan

Las Vegas DJ Jarod Morgan was born in Southfield, Michigan. He spent the first half of his life in New York. Then at 14, his family moved west to Sin City.

Dubbed the Speed Garage DJ in the early 2000’s, Jarod’s love for bass eventually led him to become a Dubstep connoisseur. He gives credit to Chad Craig of AWOL Productions for giving him his first real break, exposing his skills as a DJ to the masses. AWOL’s event attendance averages anywhere from 2-3000 people per event. http://www.awayoflifeproductions.com/

Currently, Jarod’s two main residencies in Las Vegas include AWOL Production events and SMASH. SMASH is a Vegas Dubstep event that features at least one big A-list DJ every 4th Friday of the month hosted at the Aruba Lounge on Las Vegas Blvd between Sahara and Charleston.  

Jarod Morgan Interview
 
Continued...
Jarod plays one of his new favorite tracks for us!

Skrillex- One of the DJ's catapulting Dubstep to the next level.
(Signed to Dead Mau5's label Mau5trap)
Surrender Nightclub's 1 Year Anniversary
June 1st 2011
At 24 secs you get a taste of the track he was currently working on "True Gangster".
It's well worth the wait ;-)
video

Me, Iva, and Jarod at Surrender

Here are more samples of Dubstep tracks. (I like vocals ;-)