Lots Of Posts On The Way… (Opus 10 x Breakaway Fest Columbus)

So I promised I’d be posting more, and I kind of failed, but I have a lot of stuff coming up. Opus 10 was a blast, Where’s The Party with Axwell was way too much fun, and Breakaway Fest Columbus was epic. Enjoy a few pics and be sure to check out the posts when they go up!

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Barcelona, Spain

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Stockholm, Sweden

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Where’s the Party? by Carlsberg presents: Axwell

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Helsinki, Finland

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Juicy J

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Stalley

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Kendrick Lamar

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Hope you guys enjoy!

-G4

The Innovation of Loneliness

This is an extremely interesting (and short) video on how we interact with each other and how social media plays a part into it as well. I think a lot of my generation suffers from the need to be a part of something and just wanting to be heard by anybody and everybody lol…

Enjoy!

-G4

Been A Long Time…

Hey everybody, sorry it’s been forever since I’ve posted anything, but I’ve been supremely busy… sad part is I still have a few posts from SxSW that never made it up :(

I have another trip coming up soon, so I’m gonna try to make some posts a little more real time, which can be hard when you have to stay on the move, but yea. WP has integrated Instagram as well, so I’ll at least have that.

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#Opus10 is on the way!

-G4Mikey

SxSW 2013: Mass Appeal x Ice Cream Present Kendrick Lamar

I remember my first trip to SxSW in 2011. Kendrick Lamar was the artist that was buzzing on everybody’s “next up” list… I even shot a video of a quick interview with him for the now defunct milkNsyrup (RIP) blog. He performed at Illroots’ Sunday Swagger showcase to a crowd of a couple hundred people.

Fast forward two years, a critical acclaimed album, and a slew of high profile features, and you have Kendrick Lamar, rap royalty. If you’re in anyway familiar with Kendrick and his music then you can already imagine how dope his live show is. The great thing about a major show like this at a festival like SxSW is there are lots of surprises and special guests that stop through…

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K Dot performed tracks from GKMC, Section.80, KL EP, and OD. I was impressed with the tracks he chose to perform and even the way it was done. A lot of artists perform songs, some give a show; this was definitely a show.

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T.I. came out and rocked a couple tracks too… definitely didn’t see that coming!

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If you’re able to catch Kendrick Lamar live, DO IT! If you’re busy that night clear your schedule!

He’ll be performing tomorrow at 11 Fest, and he’s on a tour right now. Dates here.

11 Fest

Yes… after the longest winter ever, we have finally made it to festival season. The first one I’ll be checking out this year is one of my favorites, The Numbers Fest‘s 11 FEST! I’ve been a loyal Fest’er since 8 Fest and I’ve never been disappointed. Following a strong history of amazing acts (MGK, King Chip, Curresy, Krewella, etc) comes Kendrick Lamar and Steve Aoki as co-headliners!

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They just announced yesterday that DJ EV will be hosting AND they made an iPhone app (available here)… what more do you need!? Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for VIP (that VIP package honestly is worth the extra $20 lol).

I hope to see everybody at the illest college festival in the country!

-G4

SxSW 2013: LFTF Presents Cashmere Cat

Take a good-sized salon, move everything out of the way, throw a huge party with DJs from all over the world… sounds insane right? Live For The Funk didn’t think so, and after I caught Cashmere Cat’s set I realized how ill the idea was.

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Cashmere Cat, a Norwegian DJ and producer, had that room on 10. He brought his special brand of melodic remixes and blended it with music from a spectrum of different genres. This was one of the sets I was looking forward to most when I was planning my schedule for SxSW. I heard it was one of CC’s first times in America, so I knew it would be a rare occurrence to see him live in the States.

Much Love and many thanks to the Live For The Funk crew, I’m definitely a fan!

And if you’re not familiar with Cashmere Cat, give this track a listen… one of my faves!

-G4

DJ Corey Grand: Medium Frequency

DJ Corey Grand has been putting in some serious work so far this year; spinning at SxSW, becoming one of the newest faces at Cleveland’s Z1079, and putting out this super chill mix, Medium Frequency. MF features tracks from a lot of dope artists like Flying Lotus, The xx, Rustie, Disclosure, and even a remix by Dorian Concept. Every now and then I get my hands on a mix that I vibe out to and lose myself in, this is one of those! Give it a listen and hit that download button…

Grand also rocked a dope set at Get Right this past weekend, you missed a crazy time if you weren’t there! Check out the video recap of the night…

Word to Travis for the Get Right video and Jay G Wallace for the ill artwork for the Medium Frequency project!

-G4

SxSW 2013: Red Bull Sound Select Presents LEP Bogus Boys

The last act of the Fake Shore Drive/Red Bull Sound Select showcase I was able to catch was L.E.P. Bogus Boys, which was actually just Moonie (apparently Count had some issues he had to get square and missed the show). Unlike the other two acts I saw here, this was my first time seeing LEP live. I had heard of them back at the 2011 SxSW I attended and honestly I tried so hard not to get into their music, but I was blown away after the performance I caught.

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I’m not a huge “street music” guy, but damn. I really think that’s an inaccurate description of their music because it’s anything but terrible lyrics over bass heavy beats; this was quality music by a couple guys that can give a first hand account of what goes on in the hood.

They recently signed to Interscope so I’ll be looking for their album to drop!

-G4