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My 2015 Annual Top 10 List of Big Bass & Breaks Things w/The Crystal Method & YOU

What an amazing year.  The best thing I can say about 2015 is thank YOU for making my life awesome.  And now I have a story to tell.

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It’s late 2014, I’m back stage with The Crystal Method.  They’ve just blown up Avalon Nightclub to a massive Los Angeles crowd including Storm Troopers to celebrate the occasion.  I had met them earlier in the year and become a bit of a study.  I was lucky enough to open for them that night.

The day before this I had driven back from Burning Man.  Earlier that day I made the trip from San Diego with my good pals Brian Millar of Omega Squad and Adia Break.  6 hours later I had played one of my best sets ever and witnessed first hand how legends rock a party and drop mind altering bass.  Then I found myself back stage about to sink a shot of tequila with Ken Jordan, Scott Kirkland and friends.   Gulp.

People who drink Tequila generally have lots of advice, sometimes even good advice.  I got some great advice from The Crystal Method that night.

This inspired me to get busy planning 2015.  My notes said things like “release album”, “go on tour”, “stay focused”, “get paid”, “meet fans”, “support others”, “collaborate”, “be humble”, “mutual respect”, “create first, talk later” and so on…

So the year began and flew by…on top of a mind blowing album tour [mad props to all the promoters and believers listed here] and releases on so many great labels like Diablo Loco, Tech D, Pooty Club and more….check out the top ten things I can remember that made the bass drop for me!  Thanks to all of YOU, mentioned or not, for making this all possible.  If I missed anyone, kick me in this shins on the 2016 tour;)

Ten…Beatport Positions.  Calendar year #2 breaks artist [link] and label [link], multiple #1’s in multiple genres, multiple top slots on the global chart, top releases on the top 5 breaks labels and 8 tracks in the annual top 100 [link].  It’s all sales, and all fans that make that happen.  Big ups to everyone that supports music and the people that make it.  It takes money to make quality, original music and without your support there will be no music and that would be bad:)

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Nine…Juice Recordings Team.  My man Pauly Fixx laid down some of the best remixes of his career and continues to support and inspire me along with other label mates including Omega Squad, DubAxFace, B-Phreak, Breaking News, F-Word and more.  Kelly Ross was the boss on more interviews, articles and road trips than I can count.  Jen Holmes took the release management and promo next level.  EmDubz, Sumo Fish and Juan Carlos on the marketing genius duties.  Robert, Brad and the Jamvana crew working miracles on the distribution tip.  And to wrap it all up a HUGE Remix album with stellar performances from Colombo, Phatkidz, Omega Squad, and more…Massive shout outs.

Eight…San Diego Family Support.  Contrary to many people’s belief, I am based in San Diego, California where things have been heating up for a long time time before I arrived not to mention one of the top spots in the country to visit, party and chill.  Our local/regional scene has given myself and Omega Squad massive support as we have each other.  Big ups to all the Wigglers, Brians and the one and only Skandar, yes that’s his real name.

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Seven…Dub Pistols Support.  Capping an already insane year of remixes, the Killa Sound shot, resulted in one of my best remixes to date.  Big ups Barry Ashworth and the Sunday Best crew.  I am forever grateful for the opportunity.

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Six…Burning Man and Desert Things.  Support from Camp Charlie went from 10 to 100.  Thanks to Danielle, Mindy, Sarah, Travis & all the Unis.  They had a massive breaks night @ the burn [Catch the full video of my set here]; Slut Garden let the bass kick, big ups Dot Diggler and team; Dusty Rhino got dirty on the stormiest night ever, props to NUGZ for driving slow; and Dusty Poon Saloon, ya had to be there;) big ups Wheelers.   Last but certainly not least, Space Cowboys off playa support was massive.  So many to mention but Jen “ShOOey” Shu, Keith Deckard and Zach Moore have shined through.  And we smashed Public Works in San Francisco…boom.

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Five…Miami Music Week 2015.  Not only did I make it there but playing prime slots at FSOB, Gimme A Break, and a fun Thump interview with The Crystal Method…bam.  Respect to Glyn Morgan and Geo Lopez.

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Four…My First UK Trip.  I finally made it to Breakspoll, met James “Mixmag” Glenton and the Headset Heroes among so many awesome people.  Thank you Jimmy Brayks and friends.  When in Rome….or Liverpool…meet up with Playrise Digital.  They make cool games for you to play.  I met them in Liverpool and can’t wait for the Tabletop Racing World Tour project to drop on PS4. Big shout to Nick Burcombe & team.  Sup Sehyun;)

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Three…Lady Waks & IBWT Support.  Waks gave me a slot on her podcast to promote the album, featured me numerous times in her sets, licensed multiple tracks for her Hot Cakes project with Deekline, Martin Flex & friends…then to top it all brought me to Russia to play IBWT @ Kosmonaut.  Her IBWT crew put my head on a bus, like a public bus driving around St. Petersburg;)  This opened my eyes to a new level of work ethic and unity among crews.  Massive shout to the hardest working lady, no scratch that person, in bass.

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[Watch Full Video Here]

Two…Stanton Warriors support.  I got the call from Dom & Mark early in the year and they gave me a shot on Punks Music.  My Cali Cuts EP went to number 1 on Beatport.  I also played King King LA with them and was featured on some mixes and their social empire;).   Big shout to the boys and Olly G for keeping it smooth.  Ding ding ding.

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One…The Crystal Method Support.  These guys are among a unique group of professionals at the top of the EDM game.  Their positive, welcoming, no bullshit attitude is apparent at first and grows on the keen observer as time goes on.  Aside from general advice, inclusion @ Avalon and massive support for Bring Back That Funk, I was given an hour takeover slot to premiere the album on their wildly popular #CommunityService show.

I was then featured on the show 10+ more times throughout the year and also included in their top ten tracks of 2015 along with label mates Omega Squad.  As if that wasn’t insane enough, they gave me the opportunity to remix Difference, Grace and Over It.  But wait, their’s more…I got to work with vocals from Dia Frampton, Franky Perez and LeAnn Rimes.  Oh, and a Billboard Magazine premiere and Thump interview…and for all that, it’s clear why they are #1.

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What else can I say, but thank YOU!

It’s Wes Smith Yo – The Album, Events, Tour and Contests!

Wow, STFU, any more acronyms?  What an amazing month it’s been since the release of my 2nd album.  Since March 2nd, the entire release reached the Beatport Top 100 Main Chart #25 slot as well as the Beatport Glitch Hop and Breaks #1 slots.  11 out of 12 tracks charted and the release is still on all those charts along with a bunch of singles in various positions.


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HUGE thanks to everyone that helped with the launch and dropped that $.  I’ve had a lot of cool things happen in the last few years, but I am completely blown away to see a full album of broken beat get this kind of support.

Where’s the Beef?

That saying popped to mind as I am playing with the Stanton Warriors tonight in Los Angeles;)  But in case you were looking for the Album and it’s related sounds which are spread around, her’s a few official spots you can peep them.

The Top Tracks on My Soundcloud

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The DJ Mix on The Pooty Club, Spain

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The Crystal Method’s #CommunityService on SiriusXM

On March 2nd & 4th I did an hour long takeover and guest mix for #CommunityService Episode #125 which includes a hot mix of other artists plus the full album mix.   Mad props to those fellas for their continued support.  Check the details @ The Crystal Method’s Official Website.

The Party Don’t Stop!

Already bomb diggy diggy? Pffffthhh yeah!  But now it’s time to do what I love the most and drop the bass bombs in live DJ sets around the world.  The full list of tour dates for March & April are now listed [here].  So many awesome supporting, small, large and festival gigs.  Boom!  And…I will have all sorts of cool giveaways and custom event stickers, so check it out and come say hello if I’m in your hood.

See you on the dance floor.

It’s Breakspoll Yo! Git Er Done

Well Friends, sad but true, Breakspoll voting comes to an end at some point today.  I just voted, so I’m not actually sure when it closes, but like any good post party breakfast joint, the shopkeeper will turn the lock at some point.

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So, if you haven’t cast your pennies on your favorite squares, but meant to, git er done…you know there’s no worse feeling then waking up Saturday morning and thinking, oh dayum I meant to vote.  Need suggestions?  Of course I have a few:

Best Track: Bring Back That Funk

Best Label: Juice Recordings

Need more suggestions?  If you followed some of my other posts…I made a longggggg list of suggestions as well as some comments about Batman.

Check it out [Here].  Thanks again friends;)

Rewind by B-Phreak Jumps On Some Beatport Chart Action

Big ups Juice Heads…The new single from B-Phreak, Original + Remix pop on the charts at 53 and 63 respectively.  Thanks to Beatport for some banner love too;)  Check it out below!

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Shake by Omega Squad, Back Flips into the Beatport Breaks Top 50!

With their debut release out this week, we are excited to see their lead track pop on the Beatport Breaks chart in the top 50.  If you bought it, big ups friends…and if you haven’t been able to check it yet, git some fries to go with that shake and hop on it.  Thanks #JuiceHeads, Deets below!

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It’s Breakspoll Yo! The Party & Poll on a Roll

We’ve had a dazzling array of responses to our involvement in Breakspoll this year.  Thanks a millie friends.  Now some highlights of the action.  The full site is open now, so as I noted before, if you are curious about this breaks, broken, syncopated, bass heavy thing, grab some chips and dip and give them a pint of your time reading up on their Official Site [Click Me].

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Beyond this of course, two awesome things for us.  First, I’m playing the party.  Boom!  Second, over 50 nominations for myself and The Juice Squad…still WOW.  If you haven’t voted, check this previous article in the series [Click Me] on our wink/wink, “suggestions”.  Have a great weekend!

It’s Breakspoll Yo! Holy 50+ Nominations Batman! Let’s Break Tha Vote;)

And now…session number 2 of my Breakspoll related coverage.  It’s time to vote, and that begins with nominations.  Coming off a hot run with the Beatport Breaks Best of 2014 we’ve got…STFU….50+ nominations for various things on the Breakspoll 2014 lists?  We submitted 5 of them, but considering we’ve never been nominated for anything that we know of, we are still blushing…this is wild and crazy!  BIG UPS Juice Heads and Yo Yo’s!

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Now we know you can only vote once, and some of you probably already have (big up tha breaks)…but if you haven’t yet, and you have a couple minutes to throw us some love, we would really appreciate the nods.  In case you’re brain is fried, or you are still like…WTF is Breakspoll Wes?  Below are a few suggestions we’d love to push up!  Just hit this link [Breakspoll Voting] and the form will be in the same order as our suggestions below…

Track of the Year

Wes Smith & White Boy Awesome, Bring Back That Funk [Listen]

Remix of the Year:

Dirty Kicks & Wes Smith – Baseline Crew Feat. MC Lickey (Mutantbreakz Remix) [Listen]

Dirty Kicks & We Smith – Go Crazy (DJ Fixx Remix) [Listen]

Wes Smith & The Juice Squad – Bomb Diggy Diggy (DubAxFace Remix) [Listen]

Free Track of the Year

Wes Smith & Dirty Kicks – Breakaway [Listen]

Album of the Year

Wes Smith – Hot Mess (Juice Recordings US) [Listen]

Producer of the Year

DJ Fixx [Listen]

Wes Smith [Listen]

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Wes Smith

Label of the Year

Juice Recordings

Best Recorded DJ Set

Wes Smith Live DJ Set @ Burning Man 2014 on Charlie the Unicorn [Listen/Watch]

It’s Breakspoll Yo! Parties, Polls, and That Bass Tho!

Wholy crap it’s that time of year again…for Breakspoll.  For those of you that are not familiar with this, or maybe even those that are, Breakspoll is a poll, and so much more!  It’s a kick ass party based in the UK (to which I have never been) which has an awards component to it based on he mac daddy of (I believe) fan based polls for the broken beat community.  Unlike the Beatport tops, which are awesome in their own way, Breakspoll is based on fan votes.  I’ve been trying to go to the party for years, and finally got the ticket and time to make it happen!  So Boom!

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Beyond the party, the team behind Breakspoll has anchored the awareness of who’s who and WTF is going on in the scene for 10+ years.   If you are new to the broken beat, their website is an awesome jump off for the curious or seasoned EDM/Breaks fan to discover past, present, and future of the genre.  I’d say head over to their website for the history, but they just popped up a new landing page (minus the in depth pages)…but you can at least hop on the email list, and stay tuned.  If that’s not your thing…stay tuned and I’ll recap my journey for ya as we roll toward the show on March 7th in Manchester @ Sound Control!  Boom!

Juice Sweeps the Beatport Breaks Best of 2014 #1 Label, #1 Track & Several Top 10 Artist Slots!

Massive shout out to all the Juice Heads, Yo Yo’s & Broken Beat Pimps!  2014 has been mental @ the Juice camp and the breaks world has spoken!  As we roll into 2015 I’m incredibly stoked to be ringing in the new year with an official sweep of the Beatport Breaks Best of 2014 lists.  Juice Recordings snagged the #1 Label slot, Bring Back That Funk rocked the #1 Track, and Wes Smith (yours truly) pinched the #2 Artist spot right behind our good pal and frequent remixer DJ Fixx.  Oh, and  White Boy Awesome clips the #10 artist spot!

Taking the last day of the year to celebrate all this tasty goodness, I could thank people all day, but for now here’s a few that went out of their way to help make this happen:  Robert E. Leigh and the distribution team @ Jamvana for getting all 26 releases across the planet on time; EDM/Breaks pioneers The Crystal Method for the absolutely massive tour and national radio support through their #CommunityService show on Sirius XM; Top international radio & podcast host Lady Waks for banging the box across the pond; Our juicy digital content manager Kelly “Agent 137” for keeping our ducks in a row; and top Tequila shot maker Agusta @ Crystalwerks for keeping us on the radar;)

Oh, and as always, last but not least, every fan that made the choice to Buy Music and support the artists they love!  Without this there is no music, no parties, no scene!

Beatport Breaks Best of 2014 | Labels

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Beatport Breaks Best of 2014 | Tracks

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Beatport Breaks Best of 2014 | Artists

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Chart Action | Beatport Breaks Toppers & Heaters

Big Ups #JuiceHeads…we’ve got some great action going on in the Beatport Charts…straight chillin’ with the likes of DJ Icey, Freestylers, Agent K and more.  Here’s a couple highlights for this week b/w of Everybody Git Down & Don’t Stop The Robot (Wes Smith’s Califunkya Remix), both by yours truly.

Don’t Stop the Robot blasted on in the 70’s, and has been a fan favorite on Soundcloud & Facebook.  Check it here:

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Everybody Git Down shot up to the #2 slot this week, and is holding close company with Mafia Kiss, DJ Fixx, Curtis B, Stanton Warriors & Keith Mackenzie to name a few.  Check it below.

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Here’s a snap of the overall positions.   Have a great weekend!

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