October 1, 2012

Le Castle Vania: Guidance for Beginners

Producers and DJ’s: tune in for this final part of Le Castle Vania’s interview. If you are an up and coming artist, you should give this a listen. Wanna-be’s and copycats plague every genre of music and it’s no surprise. Just turn the radio dial to a Clear Channel or Cumulus station and listen to the first five songs that play. Le Castle Vania doesn’t say anything revolutionary in this part of his interview, it’s not the first time anyone has ever said it, but the more advocates that come forward and say it and the more artists will take the message to heart. In case you missed it, you should also check out Le Castle Vania talking about his personal studio gear.


My advice to DJ’s and producers that are trying to come up is to always be aware of what’s going on in the sound but

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 …