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When in Vegas? M!KEATTACK

Posted in Music News, News with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 by Eric Gilardi

People from the Midwest love to travel to the place they call Sin City and people from the Midwest have shown a love for the electronic music industry. That is why when in Las Vegas look no further than to
DJ M!KEATTACK for your dance party needs. If Las Vegas’s favorite DJ isn’t performing at one of the numerous night clubs he surely will direct you to where you need to be.

My first experience with M!KEATTACK came on my first trip to Vegas this last Christmas. My friend and I attended the Mord Fustang show at the House of Blues and were blown away by the second act of the night.
M!KEATTACK had an exonerating sound that released you from your everyday worries and told you that you were there to have a damn good time. His exuberant personality shines through his large smile and his technically large sound. After his set he joined the crowd and talked with fans, including myself. M!KEATTACK gave me his business card and told me to contact him whenever I was in Las Vegas so he could give me some electronic direction. For being a popular DJ who has gotten his credentials from coming up on the streets of Las Vegas he is a truly a genuine person. When I head to Las Vegas this September I will be looking him up because I want to know where the party is at and M!KEATTACK always knows where the party is at.

So when in Vegas, M!KEATTACK my friends.

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Music Discovery: Nick Thayer, Like Boom EP

Posted in Music Discovery, Music News, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on Friday, February 24, 2012 by Eric Gilardi

Nick Thayer an Australian born DJ and Producer from Melbourne just dropped his Like Boom EP, less than a month ago, on February 7th, 2012. Sometimes it takes a little while for the sound to reach our ears all the way here in the United States from Australia but this is one DJ that you should not ignore. If you like original sounding electronica with many different levels and fun elements look no further. Nick Thayer best describes his music “as putting 7 glowsticks in a blender.”

Skrillex signed him to his record label OWSLA and his Like Boom EP is his first release since this signing. Skrillex was quoted saying, “Nick is one of the most versatile producers I know… taking everything from house to drum and bass to moombahton and putting his own forward-thinking spin on it. Not genre bound, just music bound.” Head over to Nick’s website and it will direct you to one of the many places you can take a listen.

The fun and funky track “Facepalm” will definitely get you dancing as he almost talks to you with his electronic hooks. This track is my favorite and within a minute you will know if you are down with Nick Thayer and what he has to offer your ears. In his track “Like Boom” featuring Wizard Sleeve and N’Fa he brings hip-hip into the electronic music world and for a change it actually works really well. Nick Thayer is someone that Skrillex discovered at a party while in Australia. Now, let MindInversion allow you to discover; Nick Thayer.

Sunday (Industrial) Minute: Throbbing Gristle, “Discipline”

Posted in Sunday Metalhead Minute with tags , , , , , , on Sunday, February 8, 2009 by Ryan Buege

I’m not too sure this music really even qualifies as metal, which you may have noticed from the slight title change on this week’s post. Nonetheless, I feel confident saying that Throbbing Gristle‘s noisy industrial pioneering in the late 70s and early 80s has been more influential on modern metal (as well as music in general) than anything else that was being produced at that time. Not only were these British cats the precursors to all things industrial such as Ministry or Godflesh, they have also had enormous influence on other corners of the music world. For example, bands as varied as Sonic Youth and Aphex Twin (and the millions of other bands they helped to inspire) might not exist had  they not been influenced by what Throbbing Gristle created in some way. This week, the recently reunited band announced a small tour of their first U.S. tour dates since 1981 that includes their first stop in the Midwest ever and a performance at Coachella festival. To celebrate, I’m including their classic live performance of “Discipline” as this installments Sunday Metalhead Minute; it might be uncomfortable for a beginner, but watch to the end to enjoy the full effect of TG.

Keep reading for all of Throbbing Gristle’s planned tour dates (including a Chi town show)… Continue reading