Category: Miscellaneous


Photo By Gene Page

Photo By Gene Page

While I try to figure out what my Sunday nights will hold, without The Walking Dead for the next 6 months, I’m getting ready for the season finale on March 31st reading here and there, looking for spoilers and hidden stories as the huge geek that I am.

I have wondered why Frank Darabont, Creator, Showrunner and Producer of the series, was not in the picture anymore, after developing 2 seasons of one of the best TV shows I had seen in a long time. And I finally found an article – not really a hidden story, but new to me – explaining why he resigned or, let’s call things with their names, he was fired by AMC. According to this and other articles, the Network’s Executive VP of Programming & Production, Joel Stillerman, fired our Frank even after he brought The Walking Dead to the highest ratings in history for a cable show.

And what do you do when season 1 gets praise from the critics as well as from the general public and has exceptional ratings? You order a second season with 7 more episodes than the previous one and you cut the budget by 700K.

Wait, what? Longer season, less money. Ok, that doesn’t make much sense, but the second season was awesome nonetheless.

Then what do you do when season 2 gets more praise from the critics, when lines from your show go viral and your fan base grows even more? You fire the talented bastard who made it happen. Again, it’s non sense.

After Frank Darabont was fired, Glen Mazzara took over as Showrunner on season 3 and I personally noticed – like maybe many other fans – a strong change of direction and a much slower progression in the plot. By the end of season 3 production, Glen Mazzara was replaced as well with one of the lead writers, Scott Gimple.

Joel Stillerman, brilliant mind behind this “tarantella” of replacements, is now sitting in his 15th floor NYC office making the next big decision. Sure, we can’t say the network hasn’t been rolling on a gold path with shows like Breaking Bad and Mad Man on the roster. But I couldn’t help to think about those Suits – too many – telling talented professionals how to do their job, getting into the detail of artistic choices, barking to who fights for their art and bringing their word to an artistic place where their eyes or heart don’t belong. Sounds like a show-off of power to me, one more Suit in LaLaLand, one more artist in Suit-land.

For us though – the hipercritical fans – the ultimate expectation is a good show; actually a spectacular, jaw-dropping show, something very tricky to do nowadays.

(SPOILER) So I’m looking forward to the 27-characters massacre in the upcoming season finale and I want to give a special goodbye to Merle. Let me love Michonne for being the only one able to give us a deep look into the crazy misunderstood Merle, the late bloomer who’s a mystery to himself. The character that we hated and despised and that left us with the bitter feeling of wanting more.

If you haven’t seen it, I strongly suggest you watch “House of Cards” starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara. All thirteen episodes are available now on Netflix. Watch them in one go over the weekend. You won’t be disappointed.

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CAPITALFM/TILLATE – “As you know I am a huge Matt Tolfrey fan and this doesn’t disappoint! LAX is a great house track. Globe is a bit of off kilter genius. Metronomy is good warm up track. Nice ep.” Will play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEAT 100.9 FM (MEXICO D.F.) – “Metronomy! Nice groove on this one!” Will play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DJ TIMES (DEEPHOUSE REVIEWS) – “This one rocks!” Might review.

 

 

 

 

 

IBIZA SONICA 92.5FM (MUSIC CONTENT MANAGER) – “Full support always.. I love Culprit Music. Thanks a lot.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPUBLIC RADIO/NON SESSIONS 100.3FM(GREECE) – “Nice tunes here! LAX is my favourite.” Will play.

 

 

 

 

 

MIX104.4 FM (LEBANON) – “Very nice EP!! Globe is monster.. Thank you xx.” Will play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAIDIO NA LIVE 106.4FM (DUBLIN, IRELAND) – “Futuristic music with otherworldly flourishes, esp. on ´Globe´. I really like this ep!” Will play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIXMAG (TECHNO REVIEWS) – “Great release. I’m feeling this.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOCE PULGADAS (BARCELONA) – “Metronomy is my fav! Love this EP! Total Support”

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBIZA GLOBAL RADIO (JOSE MARIA RAMON) – “Nice tracks here! Perfect for my radio shows on Ibiza Global Radio Respect!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIAMI NEW TIMES – “With its dubby bass-heavy grooves, the LAX EP perfectly encapsulates that transatlantic tech-house flavor that’s currently dominating dancefloors from Miami to London.”

 

 

 

 

Get your copy of LAX when it comes out on May 30th via CULPRIT LA

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Wow! I just joined the best social marketplace ever. It’s called TheCools.com – Think FB meets Ebay meets Etsy meets ASW meets Pinterest… VERY VERY VERY COOL!!! / Soooo much amazing art, useful gadgets, really dope accessories and unique things to wear at REALLY decent prices. I’ve got a couple beta invites… Not sooo many though…. First come first serve…. http://bit.ly/tVSoIO.. Love, Nikko P.S. The least you could do is follow me once you’ve opened your account hehe xx =)

 

SnB Halloween 2011

Children and Monsters,

Playtime is finally here! Make up and dress up for HALLOWEEN, on Sunday October 30th, Sheik ‘n’ Beik will keep you dancing and crawling on walls all day and night leading into Monday 31st.

For all you superstitious souls out there, join the 13 hour decapitation at our favorite haunted venue, Tammany Hall. The gates will open at 3PM on Sunday and close at 4AM on Monday morning.

For our 4th Halloween, we’ve decided to bring together our family and extended family who’ve been with us at some point or another over the last year. We have a very SPECIAL treat for all with the first LIVE set by FoNG since 1999 and his breakthrough years in the Dominican Republic.

*The rest of the crew will be joining us from all over the planet.*

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Los Angeles’, Nikko Gibler with hot new releases on Culprit, Left’d and PetFood

Andre Buljat & Mirus representing 4line records from Barcelona. 

Sheik ‘n’ Beik regulars Pierre Dousse from Geneva Switzerland, RomainviLLe from Gainsville Florida, Varick from Amsterdam, and Xander & Jeffrey Scott from NYC. 

Other NYC warriors joining us for the blood bath will be Sleep Is So Commercial’s Cem & Rg, Mr. O’Neil, MNMLKTCHN’s Daniel Dominguez, The Low Pitch Orchestra and finally for his NYC debut, the violator himself, Ice Pick Paul from Protect Yourself Recordings. 

Last but not least Julio will be sure to keep you entertained all day/night.

Lighting up the walls will be James Barnes from Waking Dream.

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Don’t forget to bring ID’s.

SHEIK ‘N’ BEIK!

Door: $20 (3-5PM), $30 later.

Muno.pl does it right….

Very cool interview with the Droog boys.

Read the interview and listen to some Droog HERE.

 

On a slightly narcissistic note… Check out what Droog said about me.  hehehe :) (Thanx fellas!)

…”Another one off this compilation is Nikko Gibler – Monterrey, Mexico-born – but very much an LA denizen and closely connected to us musician and producer. Nikko is a multi-instrumentalist and a vocalist, a rare music mind within dance music. He is just now getting fully into electronic stuff having been a rock musician since he was a kid, great things will come from him. “