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Smoke N’ Mirrors is on a roll this month bringing the best talent in tech-house and nu-disco to San Francisco and Miami.

Starting with San Francisco on Saturday, March 16th, the Smoke N’ Mirrors residency at Monarch continues, backed by grooves from UK’s rising Maxxi Soundsystem. Maxxi initially came to the public eye with his edit of “Criticize,” getting charted by renowned selectors such as Jacques Renault and Permanent Vacation. Since 2011, he has released a handful of promising EPs, including his recent 4/5 Resident Advisor rated Regrets We Have No Use For single on Hypercolour. Keep an eye out for his remix of Smoke N’ Mirrors resident Shiny Objects’s forthcoming single Higher Ground and catch him this weekend with support from Lance DeSardi, Shiny Objects, and Bachelors of Science’s new house alias Sleight of Hands.

CLICK HERE for tickets!!!

Next week, in San Francisco (again!) on March 22nd, Smoke N’ Mirrors returns to Monarch in collaboration with Lights Down Low to bring disco edit flavor makers, Tiger & Woods. Tiger & Woods have been an SF favorite for a minute now, bringing out heads from all edges of the San Francisco house scene to parties put on by fellow tech-house purveyors As You Like It. Support comes from locals M3, Lights Down Low’s Sleazemore, and Shiny Objects.

CLICK HERE to get at those tickets!!!

Lastly, if you happen to be in Miami for WMC/Ultra, you’ll be pleased to know that Smoke N’ Mirrors has teamed up with The Electric Pickle and Red Bull Music Academy to put together a heavily stacked line up for Inside/Out, including exclusive sets from DJ Harvey, Osunlade, along with a slew of other performances from SNM artists, such as Maxxi Soundsystem, Edit Murphy, Death on the Balcony, Shiny Objects, along with friends, Jacques Renault, PBS Streetgang, PillowTalk, and more. Needless to say, this party goes on into the wee hours of the morning.

Plan to get there early, and you can get a limited discount presale for $15 on Resident Advisor HERE!!!

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Posted by: Paloma on March 15, 2013 @ 1:22 PM
Posted in: Smoke N' Mirrors

Om & Lavish Habits are joining forces at SXSW for a spectacular day party extravaganza on Saturday, March 16th from Noon to 7:30PM. Artists performing include Body Language, Mystery Skulls, Volta Bureau, Giraffage, French Horn Rebellion, Goldroom & More!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP!!!

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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on March 15, 2013 @ 11:10 AM
Posted in: Lavish Habits

Check out the video premiere of Blackbird Blackbird’s “It’s a War” starring Australian Surfer Thom Pringle, and model Shenay Carey. They play teenagers struck by the enchantments of love, and learn that even the greatest of lovers must wage war. Under the artistic stylings of director Patrick Pearse, Blackbird Blackbird’s top selling single, “It’s a War” is brought to life like never before.

Be sure to check out the official video for hit single “It’s A War,” and don’t forget, Blackbird Blackbird begins his US tour on March 13, with STRFKR in Austin, Texas!

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Posted by: g.win on March 7, 2013 @ 4:59 PM
Posted in: News




The Revenge has created a devilish duo of “Lose My Head” dub remixes to contrast against the funky original from the Brooklyn synth-pop quartet Body Language. Relentless builds, tight drum kicks, and a hypnotic 303 bass-line create a perfect Detroit house beast named Dub 1. His equally naughty brother Dub 2, will transfix you with throbbing chords and tight percussion, building up to an epic swell of dance-floor mania; beware of the insanity-causing drop!


Availble for purchase at Beatport, Itunes, and Juno

Check out the tracks below!
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Body Language – Lose My Head (The Revenge Remixes) [Preview] by Smoke N´Mirrors




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Posted by: Trev on February 26, 2013 @ 1:33 PM
Posted in: Music





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Download “Grammar” Today!


WWW.BODYLANGUAGEMUSIC.COM

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“Were it to be examined by scientists, they’d probably conclude that it’s equal part velvet and lasers. We are not scientists, but we can tell you this: it hails from the Brooklyn quartet’s September 18 EP, Grammar, and if you can keep a grip on your noggin whilst listening, you’re doing it wrong.” -SPIN

“Brooklyn dance-pop act Body Language make music practically designed for remixes -PITCHFORK

“Sunny and buzzing!” –FADER

“What else would you expect from a group that’s been praised by everyone and their nanas?” -MTV IGGY

“Body Language are in the same ballpark, quality-wise, as, respectively, early Madonna, the disco label Prelude’s 1982 output, and CSS doing an impression of Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band. That is some ballpark. It is possibly the greatest ballpark there is.” -THE GUARDIAN UK

“Body Language may traverse an impressive range of styles, but the group has only one clear motive: to move bodies on the dance floor.” –NPR

“Listen to ‘Lose my Head’ and see for yourself if the suede-lined synths and cosmic vocals aren’t seductive enough to have you pressing ‘play’ more than once.” –EARMILK

“Whatever you want to call it, this is undeniably sexy…The incredibly detailed production shows the band at their tightest and most polished.” –AFROPUNK

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About The Band

• Highly acclaimed by outlets such as The New York Times, NPR, Fader, Rolling Stone, Spin, Pitchfork, KCRW, The Guardian and more…

• Body Languageʼs side projects include work with Passion Pit, Vacationer, Sepalcure, Matthew Dear, MachineDrum and more.

• Just finished a 31-date long tour, including support dates with The Hood Internet

• Have remixed for Niki & The Dove, Marina & The Diamonds, Dirty Vegas, Florrie and more.

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Track Listing


1. Lose My Head
2. The First
3. I’m A Mess
4. The First (Live)
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Lavish Habits Website
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Posted by: Trev on February 14, 2013 @ 11:44 AM
Posted in: Free Downloads

Having been one of the original bass music practitioners, it makes a lot of sense for Bassnectar AKA Lorin Ashton to team up with dance music legends Underworld on their classic track REZ”. Today, OM Records imprint Child’s Play released Bassnectar’s remix of the cut, first put out by the seminal EDM group 20 years ago. “REZ” has had a special place in Ashton’s heart for well over a decade as a memorable part of his early exposure to dance music. “By the time I first heard ʻREZʼ…it was already a classic. It was the third ‘rave’ I had ever been to," says Ashton, "That was the only song I remembered from the entire night. And for years to come, whenever I hear any version or remix or even a slight fragment of that shimmering resonant arpeggiator I get flashbacks.” The Bassnectar remix adds mounds of thunderous bass to the track while still retaining its delicate and distinctive arpeggiated melody. The single will be released on 180-gram vinyl with digital download, full color jacket sleeve and liner notes from Bassnectar.


SPRING TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!!!
4/24: Burlington Memorial Auditorium – Burlington, VT
4/25: House of Blues – Boston, MA
4/26: House of Blues – Boston, MA
4/27: Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY
4/28: Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI
5/1: Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
5/2: Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
5/4: The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
5/5: The Fillmore Silver Spring- Silver Spring, MD
5/8: Township Auditorium – Columbia, SC
5/9: Grady Cole Center – Charlotte, NC
5/10: The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
5/11: The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
5/12: Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN




View New Years Eve 2013 Recap Video Here!

The Very First Time Bassnectar Dropped His Rez Remix on the World!


Click Here to Order Deluxe Limited-Edition Vinyl


About Bassnectar…
• “One of the most in-demand EDM artists for the past few years” – Billboard
• “The Mighty Bassnectar” – BBC Radio 1
• #16 on Rolling Stoneʼs “Top 25 DJs that Rule the Earth” list
• “Chest-throbbing basslines that pump the heart chakra” – XLR8R

About Underworld…
• Music directors for the Opening Ceremony 2012 Summer Olympics
• “These 90s electronica superstars are EDMʼs elder statesmen” – Rolling Stone

Want more? Chase the Bass
Bassnectar: Official Site | Facebook | Twitter
Underworld: Official Site | Facebook | Twitter
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Posted by: Kathryn on February 12, 2013 @ 11:30 AM
Posted in: Music

For Om:Cast 034, we bring you Oakland’s own DJ Mes, whose mix, aptly titled ‘Deeper I Go’, weaves together nu-skool jams with an old school feel. Mes’ tightly curated sound-selections and seamless mixing style reflect a mastery of the art, which is surprisingly hard to find in today’s DJ world. Delivering the goods, Mes’ Om:Cast will take you on a journey from start to finish with a deeper sound that is still pumping enough to get you out on the floor and shake a tail-feather. Encompassing everything from deep to jack and back this is an essential mix for your iPod, car stereo or next dance party. Congrats to Mes and his wife on their newly born baby! Woo!


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Om:cast 033 DJ Mes – Deeper I Go

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Tracklisting

Dave Aju – Caller #7 (Seth Troxler & Subb-an Remix)

DJ Mes & Sonny Fodera – No Jetlag
The Black Madonna – Alright This Morning
T.W.I.C.E. – Broken Chair
Stefano Ritteri - The Rules Of Control
Cherie Lee – Love Me Or Leave Me (Oliver $ Remix)
Flashmob – Hot
Cloud 9 – Don’t You Want Me Baby (Dusky Remix)
JT Donaldson – Trust Me
Hot Since 82 – Forty Shorty
Kevin Over – Soul X
Flashmob – Need In Me
Intruder – Amame (Noir In The House Remix)
Tiefschwarz – Hurricane feat. Jaw (Rework 2012)
Justin Martin – Don’t Go (Dusky Remix)
Shadow Child – 23 feat. Tymer
Hot Since 82 – Knee Deep In Louise (Shadow Child Remix)
Roy Davis Jr., Sonny Fodera, Jorge Watts – I Got That Ish
Ray Okpara – Bounce To This feat. Obi Jazz
NiCe7 – Bassline Soldiers
Waze & Odyssey – I Want You You You
DJ T – Philly (DJ T’s 2011 Edit)
Tarantulaz – They Forgot It feat. Monique Bingham
Rithma – Love & Music (Kaskade Remix)
DJ Sneak – Feel Your Body Talking (DJ Mes Town Business Mix)
Right To Life – Love Blind

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Posted by: Kathryn on February 11, 2013 @ 4:42 PM
Posted in: Music


Deep house duo Death on the Balcony continue their global ascent with a pit stop at Monarch’s Smoke N’ Mirrors monthly! Fresh off the BPM circuit, the UK boys intend to keep the party alive with a night of soulful sounds and booty-shakin’ bass in San Francisco. Armed with a notable spectrum of house and disco tunes, Death on the Balcony’s groovin’ selections are sure to set the dance floor aflame. Rounding out the evening are Smoke N’ Mirrors very own Shiny Objects and fellow deep house purveyors Solar and Galen of Sunset Music.

Death on the Balcony is recognized as one of the UK’s hottest up-and-coming house acts for good reason. Since joining forces in 2008, Mark Caramelli and Paul Hargreaves have released well-received material on Pets Recordings, Culprit LA, Illusion Recordings, and more — evolving their acclaimed eclectic brand of house, disco, and techno influences all the while. Smoke N’ Mirrors just released the duo’s latest EP, Colours & Shades, which came out on February 5th.

These guys have been getting support from the likes of: Eats Everything, DJ T, Blond:ish, Adana Twins, Catz N Dogz, Soul Clap, Luciano, Wolf + Lamb, and more. The full US Tour in February 2013 bookings are by Liaison Artists (Maya Jane Coles, Maceoplex, Tale of Us, Wolf + Lamb).

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Death on the Balcony

Solar // Galen (Sunset)

Shiny Objects (Smoke N’ Mirrors)

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Limited advance tickets available HERE


Friday, February 8th || 10pm – 4am || 21+

Monarch || 101 6th Street || San Francisco, CA


check out this preview of their release “Colours & Shades”
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Posted by: Kathryn on February 7, 2013 @ 11:51 AM
Posted in: Events



Fresh off the success of last year’s Social Studies LP, Body Language have returned with their trademark sound of future-shocked pop, blended with a dash of Soul and R&B. Or as the Brooklyn quartet puts it, “Our world still exists in an indie-disco bubble; we’re just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble’s about to pop.”

That’s certainly the case with “Lose My Head”—a floor-filler that’s driven by late ‘70s funk licks and diamond-encrusted keys. The Jimmy Edgar remix shakes down the original vocals and lays them cleanly on top of a spacy, no-nonsense acid bassline for a proper throw-back groove. Light Year’s remix takes us to the edge of minimalism, with choppedup vocals, chunky 808s, and space-age blips and beeps.

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Buzz about Body Language…

• Highly acclaimed by outlets such as The New York Times, NPR, Fader, Rolling Stone,
Spin, Pitchfork, KCRW, The Guardian and more…

• Body Languageʼs side projects include work with Passion Pit, Vacationer, Sepalcure, Matthew Dear, MachineDrum and more.

• Have remixed for Niki & The Dove, Marina & The Diamonds, Dirty Vegas, Florrie and more.

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Lose My Head - Single - Body Language

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Body Language on Facebook
Body Language on Twitter

Lavish Habits Website
Lavish Habits on Facebook
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Lose My Head
Body Language
LH-012|February 6th, 2013

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Posted by: Intern #1 on February 6, 2013 @ 4:03 PM
Posted in: Music


In “The Colour That You Bring to Me,” Death on the Balcony layers space-y synths and vocoder vocals on top of a funky bassline for a truly cosmic disco experience. “Shade I Bring to You” is a masterfully minimal jam with a smooth, sinister bassline. Pressurized trills billow out, filling the track with a dark, shimmering ambience.

Nick Monaco (Soul Clap, dirtybird)’s delightful remix of “The Colour That You Bring to Me” adds a colorful acid-y vibe, straight out of 1993, complete with rollin’ Rolands and smooth-crooning vocals.

Dig way deeper underground and you’ll come across Edit Murphy (Om Records)’s dubbed out version of “Shade I Bring To You.” The long, luxurious bass creates a slow build while the percussive hooks urge you the dance floor.


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About Death on the Balcony For some time now the combined forces of Mark Caramelli and Paul Hargreaves have been causing quite a stir under their guise, Death on the Balcony. Their style fuses a range of influences from disco and deep house through to house and deep techno depending on the time, space, and environment. Expect some surprises from the duo’s record bag to pack endless warmth and soul on their journey with you.

Death on the Balcony’s release schedule is continually active with DOTB releasing and remixing with the likes of Culprit LA, Pets Recordings, Silver Network, Illusion Recordings, Akbal Music, Airdrop, One Records, Hissy Fit, and Join The Dots.


Buzz about DOTB

• “The electronic music industry’s next big thing” – iD-Online

• “Superb house and disco, putting Death on the Balcony firmly on the map” – Defected

• “Exuberant, glitzy and heavily-filtered disco house” – Resident Advisor

• “Languid disco, chopped funk and lush atmospheric tech strikes gold!” – DJ Mag

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Full US Tour in February 2013 via Liaison Artists (Maya Jane Coles, Maceo Plex, Guy Gerber)

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Charted by: Eats Everything, Blond:ish, Adana Twins, Catz N Dogz, Robbie Akbal, DJ T, Robert James, Jimmy Maheras, Subb-an, Marcin Czubala, Soul Clap, Luciano, Wolf + Lamb, Jimpster, Jozif, and more.


DOTB on Facebook || DOTB on Twitter || DOTB on Soundcloud

Smoke N’ Mirrors Official Site || Smoke N’ Mirrors on Facebook

Colours & Shades EP
Death on the Balcony
SNM-030 | February 5th, 2013

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Posted by: Kathryn on February 5, 2013 @ 5:08 PM
Posted in: Music
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