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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
September 29, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Street Lurkin

Kicking off our Artist Spotlight series are some dear friends of ours from Atlanta, Street Lurkin.  Ryan “Oh Snap Kid” Purcell and Lee “Hxllywxxd” Bates have long been ambassadors of the Atlanta underground movement.  They took separate paths consisting of nightlife photography and video production, art design, and event promotion, among many other brave endeavors throughout the years.  They found their common ground in music production and live DJ performance and soon formed Street Lurkin.

This might sound typical of many successful electro acts who create incredibly catchy, devastatingly funky, melodic electro and dubstep music, but what really separates Street Lurkin is that they are a marketing machine.  In less than 2 years of existence they have played and destroyed over 100 events throughout the U.S. including Winter Music Conference, SXSW, and Identity Festival.  It also helps that Ryan is co-founder along with Le Castle Vania of one of the southeast’s …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
September 29, 2011

Line 6 XD-V70 Digital Wireless Microphone System Review

Sometimes I take things for granted. I’m getting paid up front, the club will be packed, and my mic will sound great, right? Wrong. It’s not always the case for any of those, but I can definitely help with the last. We had the pleasure of using the new Line 6 XD-V70 digital wireless handheld mic recently and discovered just how advanced wireless technology has become.

Microphone reliability is of paramount importance, especially in a live environment. These days most artists rely on a wireless microphone so they can have a broad range of mobility without fumbling over mic cables. For as long as wireless microphone technology has been utilized there have been issues with RF interference, signal loss, frequency redundancies, and recently a limited range of frequencies in which to operate. The XD-V70 offers the perfect solution to all of these issues as well as offering some unique mic-modeling …

MOBILE STUDIO
UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
September 28, 2011

Live 5 @ The 5 Spot Tonight in Little Five Points, Atlanta

Come join the Unique Squared Mobile Studio for ‘A Showcase Of Unique Artists’ tonight!

With free admission all night long and our very own Kid Cedek at the helm, it promises to be a must-go-to event in Atlanta.

In attendance and performing will be:

  • Bye Bye Love
  • Nobody’s Darlings
  • Tim O’Donovan
  • Darkhorse

Sponsored by Unique Squared, this event is shaping up to be a great time so make sure you come hang out tonight:

The Five Spot
1112 Euclid Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307

Doors open at 8pm – See you there!…

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
September 28, 2011

UniqueSquared artist DJ Traci Steele at the Qream Atlanta Launcher

Our very own DJ Traci Steele was on hand to help launch Pharrell Williams’s newest venture, ‘Qream’. QREAM WITH A Q™, is a one-of-a-kind new cream liqueur. It was created by an inspired alliance between Pharrell and Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. Williams was instrumental in the development of the liqueur’s creation – from taste and bottle design to marketing and advertising. Available in the U.S. in two flavors – Strawberry Crème and Peach Crème – “Qream” is 99% lactose free at 12.5% ABV.

Inspired by royalty, I created this silky drink to celebrate the beautiful, independent and sophisticated woman of today. It is a truly elegant experience for the modern day queen and her court of friends. — Pharrell Williams

Inspired by royalty, I created this silky drink to celebrate the beautiful, …

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Taylor

Taylor
September 26, 2011

Alesis DM8 Pro Electronic Drum Kit Review

Because the kit is called Pro, we brought in a pro to show us what the latest Alesis electronic kit is all about. Alex Selph is a clinician, studio drummer, and touring performance drummer who plays in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. We were fortunate enough to have him come in and demo the Alesis DM8 Pro Kit and he gave us some insight into how this kit feels and performs. Here are some specs:

  • DM8 high-definition drum module with over 750 Dynamic Articulation sounds
  • RealHead 8″, 10″, and 12″ drum pads with tension-adjustable drumheads
  • 12″ dual-zone Snare, 8″, 10″, and 12″ Toms, and 8″ Kick, which works with single and double pedals (sold separately)
  • DMPad 12″, 14″, and 16″ multi-zone cymbal pads with natural motion
  • 16″ 3-zone Ride with choke, 14″ Crash with choke, 12″ Hi-Hat with RealHat continuous pedal
  • StageRack with four-post design, integrated cymbal booms, and wingbolt-adjustable