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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
February 17, 2012

Top 5 Chill Out Room Tracks

Sometimes you just have to chill.  We’ve all been there before, whether it was behind the decks or in the vicinity relaxing on a comfy couch, bean bag, or fouton (whoa, with the early 90′s) with great chill out or down tempo music spilling out across your lobes.  The “Chill Out Room” was a mainstay at almost every rave that I attended in the 90′s, and even now at after parties you might still find DJs laying down silky tunes not necessarily for the dance floor.  I am completely blown away by so much chillwave music these days mostly because of the ambient, shoegazer qualities.  The filtered vocals and synths are reminiscent of some of the best synth-pop and ambient electronic music from the 80′s and 90′s like The Cocteau Twins, Massive Attack, FSOL, and Tangerine Dream.  Even now the odds are pretty good that you can find …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
October 19, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Huda Hudia

Huda Hudia has been a veteran and pioneer of the Florida breakbeat scene for over 15 years.  Originally hailing from Tampa, Florida he began his career in the early 90′s, graduated from the University of South Florida, and ran his highly successful record label, Kaleidoscope Records.  I personally enjoyed opening for Huda in Florida and New Orleans on a few occasions in the mid-90′s.  He has since found his home in Atlanta, Georgia where we caught up with him and talked about his beginnings and his current status as one of the country’s still highly booked DJs.

How did you get started playing and producing music?

I started playing piano with a small casio keyboard given to me when I was 10 years old.  I started producing music after I graduated from college in 1996.

Lets talk about playing out live, where can I find you these days?

From all the local …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
September 9, 2011

10 Tracks That Changed The Face Of Dance Music

It’s safe to say that modern dance music is very diverse these days. There are many great tracks released every week that DJs are quick to discover and download so that they can keep their sets fresh and their dance floor moving. No matter what style of music one plays it’s often times a rigorous labor of love to to listen and review each new track to determine which ones will make the cut. I really don’t complain too much about the process because I love it, and it’s much easier these days with the “interweb” at our fingertips to simplify the whole process.

Oh, how times have changed. I remember hearing Scott Henry play his coveted set closing record and having to make my way up to the booth to train spot it, only to see that it was a white label. Then, if I was lucky, I would …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
March 23, 2011

Korg Kaoss Pad Quad. Yes, Please!

I love dance music. I am just as much a fan of watching it performed live as I am doing it myself. If you have ever watched a DJ or Live PA act perform it to a huge crowd, you know that every breakdown, build and beat drop invokes mass hysteria, hands in the air, bodies moving, etc. You all know what I mean. We had the opportunity to create these amazing effects using the Korg Kaoss Pad Quad.

Korg introduced the first Kaoss Pad in 1999 and has since put out the KP2, KPE1 Entrancer, KP3, Kaossilator, mini-KP, and now the KP Quad. Like it’s predecessors it utilizes an X/Y axis on a touch-pad to modulate the selected effect. The Quad uses 20 modern effects between laid out quite nicely between 4 banks, giving you the ability to use 4 at once. The buttons responded well and the 2 …