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The release opened at #44 on Beatport’s Top 100 Deep House Releases on June 4th 2012.
The release climbed to #19 on Beatport’s Top 100 Deep House Releases on June 5th 2012.
The release climbed to #14 on Beatport’s Top 100 Deep House Releases on June 6th 2012.

The release appears at #59 on Beatport’s (General) Top 100 Release Chart on June 6th 2012.

“Above The City” … Culprit’s most recent release has made it onto Beatport’s Top 100 Releases. The release includes songs by Nico Lahs, Lula Circus, Mark Chambers & Soho, Death on The Balcony, Clovis, Anthony Collins, Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss and Nikko Gibler (your’s truly). Please visit Beatport and support us by buying your favorite track off the compilation today. Heck! Ya’ might as well buy the whole album… You know you’re gonna LOVE it.

Listen to previews from the album on the Beatport player below.

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Culprit LA "Above The City"

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Excerpt from WeAreNotARockBand.com / Sept. 28th 2011 

“Nikko Gibler‘s contribution ‘Hide From No-One’ starts innocently enough, with a great beat to get the limbs moving that bit more. Then, a saucy little beat comes in over the top, and oh my, when the male vocals kick in… it’s enough to get a girl all over-excited about music again. After that it is just relentless.” “This is a great first compilation-outing from Culprit, the label set up by DJ collective Droog. Considering that it was two years in the making, it sure ought to be. The signs have been there all along though, with their parties attracting stellar line-ups including Hot Natured, Magda, Dyed Soundorom, Shonky, Tanner Ross, Soul Clap, Benoit & Sergio, members of Visionquest, M A N I K…. I could go on here, but you get the gist as to what makes this so special. Fantasy setlist indeed.” CONTINUE READING

Supported by: Audiofly, MANDY,Claude Von Stroke, Simon Baker, Lee Foss, Steve Lawler, Bill Patrick, Shaun Reeves, Davide Squillace, Dubfire, Tale of Us & Groove Armada

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Various Artists

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Very cool review of one of my upcoming releases. Click on the DjFORUM image above to read the article. Thanx!


Season Closing Party

As this beautiful Los Angeles Summer wraps up, Harmonic will host their BASK season closing party at the Standard Rooftop in Downtown on Sunday September 25th with impeccable talent from all over the globe.

Headlining the event will be house and techno powerhouse BUTANE of Berlin/US. How busy can one man be? Let Butane tell you. He’s running 2 successful record labels, producing EP’s, albums and remixes for some of the most respected labels in the business, and touring extensively across the most renowned clubs in Europe, America, Asia and beyond… all without breaking a sweat. A firm believer that the long hours of studio work keeps a musician grounded, he’s produced 14 EP’s, two albums, and countless remixes to date, on highly respected labels like Crosstown Rebels, Dumb Unit, Foundsound, Alphahouse, Rrygular, Mo’s Ferry, and Hallucination Limited. Licensing original tracks to mix compilations such as Matthew Dear’s Fabric mix, Luciano’s HiFi SciFi on Soma and Damian Lazarus’ Get Lost mix shows that his peers in the industry hold his music in high regard. He is also the sole creative mind behind Alphahouse Records, one of North America’s premier underground electronic music labels. His latest label project, recently embarked upon with his long-time friend Sean O’Neal (Someone Else), “Little Helpers”, is already making waves and popping up in playlists all over club land. As a DJ, Butane uses vinyl, Traktor Scratch, samplers, effects and whatever other new tools are available to craft his sets. Plenty of experience as a headline performer as well as an after-hour favorite enables him to play with an incredible range, and his remarkable sensitivity to the energy of the crowd is the rare trait of a seasoned and perceptive musician. His skillfully developed sets are both classy and elegant, but surely never predictable; thanks to his huge collection of new and old tracks alike, expect anything from seamlessly blended groovy, sexy, peak-time techno to warm, deep, heady house music. Butane certainly makes a strong case for himself as one of the true talents in today’s music scene.

Sharing the stage on this glorious day of beats will be SLOW HANDS, hailing from New York City’s underground house scene, Slow Hands, aka Ryan Cavanagh, makes deep house music to dim the lights to. His tracks are sultry, laid-back affairs, with atmospheres as balmy as midsummer rooftop parties. Behind the decks, he keeps it deep and weird, bumping through subtle but epic sets that have made him a favorite at Wolf + Lamb, the dark and soulful Brooklyn label that Resident Advisor ranked #3 of 2009. With only a handful of releases to his name, Slow Hands is one of house music’s newest virtuosos. Resident Advisor hailed his productions in 2009 as “make-out disco that sorely longs to be played outside”. What a fantastic setting to exercise that statement.

Another pair of acts from the US and EU will be opening the event during the peak time sun hours. Harmonic is proud to host a super hot London group at the moment – WILDKATS. With releases on Lower East, Niem, and an upcoming EP on Hot Creations, two-thirds of this production trio will be freshly arriving from destroying a 5 show tour in Mexico. These guys absolutely killed it at Burning Man, and are guaranteed to do the same on the 25th. Opening the show will be their close Los Angeles counterpart JAKE PATRICK of Harmonic and Music Savages. Now this is a serious day of music to bask in. Please arrive early and spend the day celebrating and truly enjoying this beautiful season at the Standard rooftop.

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Date: September 25th, 2011

Time: 1pm-8pm

Venue: The Standard Rooftop
550 South Flower @ 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Talent: Butane, Slow Hands, Wildkats, Delinquent Frequency

Discount List: RsvpHarmonic@gmail.com

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

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Culprit LA "Above The City" - CP0VA001 - Out October 10th 2011

OUT OCTOBER 10th 2011


(Los Angeles) As announced last week, one of my tracks has been selected for Culprit’s upcoming various artist compilation “Above The City”.  Originally scheduled for release on Sept. 21st. I have been informed that the OFFICIAL release date will be October 10th 2011. The compilation features tracks by Clovis, Lula Circus, Death On The Balcony, Mark Chambers & Soho, Nico LahsSeth Troxler & Lee Curtiss, Anthony Collins and myself.

The compilation has been named “Above The City” in reference to Culprit’s notorious Standard Rooftop parties. Which by the way will be coming to an end (FOR THE SEASON) on October 2nd 2011. On decks and gear will be none others than Martin Buttrich (Desolat/Cocoon),  Jozif (Wolf+Lamb/Compost) and label-heads Droog (Culprit/Crosstown Rebels).


It will be epic. The last one with Curtiss and Tolfrey was insane… I blacked out…. I did not pass out…. I blacked out.

That’s what you get when you have more fun than you really should. That’s how good it was! lol =) So I hope to see everyone there again so we can get wwwwrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeeeeeeeedddddddddddddd!

For more info about these amazing parties and all future releases, please visit Culprit LA‘s Facebook page by clicking HERE.

PRESS RELEASE

Culprit’s first Various Artists compilation has had a two-year genesis. “Above The City” is a meticulously assembled collection providing a sonic blueprint to a maturing label realizing its musical identity. Joined by the same idea and feeling are some of the most promising young producers around – from Los Angeles’ own Clovis and Nikko Gibler, Londoners Marc Chambers & Soho, Leeds’ rising stars Death on The Balcony through to the Italian contingent of Lula Circus and Nico Lahs, anchored by the experience of label old friends Lee Curtiss & Seth Troxler and Anthony Collins.

Deliberately released at the tail-end of the label’s summer rooftop party season, Culprit Sessions, this collection embodies the atmosphere of the imprint’s revered Sunday afternoon rooftop parties. A few golden hours of revelry, betwixt day and night, where friends, lovers and music take on ethereal warmth. The release of “Above The City” is a poignant conclusion to and celebration of Culprit’s most exciting party season to date.

“Above The City’s” track order is sequenced to provide a snapshot of an imagined Culprit Sessions soundtrack. A musical guide to the progression of a Sunday afternoon party, which starts out eclectic and jazzy, moves through to deep and dubby, before picking up energy as the dancefloor fills.

Culprit’s vibe is one that has resonated with producers around the world. Some are new to Culprit and have never traveled to LA, others have played Culprit’s parties and been frequent guests of the label. But all have taken inspiration from Culprit and channeled this in their own unique ways. The result is a compilation of tracks flush with individuality, that collectively evoke the close of a California summer.



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Who is Dance Spirit?

I listened to a great new song today. It is a track on Riff Raff’s most recent compilation, “Animal Behavior Compilation Vol. 1”

While all of the music on the album is really great, one song has really caught my attention. Dance Spirit’s “Flamingo Paint” is killer and is prone to be a worldwide “insta-hit”. I also read an update on their page that says that they are working on something for Lazaro Casanova’s label petFood. Which is cool because I’m releasing on petFood next month as well. So I’m guessing we know many of the same people and a collaboration or remix could be possible if only I knew who to address. lol

Oddly enough, his or their “Dance Spirit” page has only got 35 likes, and its member’s area has been left anonymous. Here lies the mystery… Who is behind the controls here? Could this be someone who’s music we are already familiar with?? Reveal yourself!! Let’s jam!!!

In the meantime, I suggest you all to go to Beatport and download “Flamingo Paint”. Or click on the image above and visit Dance Spirit’s official website.

Booyakasha!!