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The G-Spot is on the Loose | Check out the Interview, Release and Other Fun;)

My remix for G$Montana’s “G-Spot” dropped this week on Gigabeat Records.  The original was written by Geo Lopez aka G$Montana of Project Mayhem (Miami).  Geo and I first met @ WMC 2014 when I played his Gimme A Break Pool Party.  Since then we’ve played a few fun parties together and worked for some of the same promoters.

Kelly Ross/Agent 137 recently ported herself down to Miami to talk with Geo about what it means to be a promoter-turned-DJ/producer and how he finally came up with G Spot.  Check the interview below.

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Hi Geo, I know it was your birthday last week, tell me about the weekend:

It was awesome and the first time I had an really awesome birthday in a very long time because it fell on a weekend. On Friday I played the “Breaks Yo” party in Miami where I played early enough to have a good time and late enough to have a great crowd. It was a night of entertaining people and networking – it was crazy. Martin Flex ripped it the fuck up, TwoSweet of the Geishas was a beast, she just made it happen. Then on Saturday I went to Tampa for Revelation where I got to play and also watch Wes Smith absolutely crush it.

When I met you it was in Miami back in 2013, you hosted a Hotcakes/Essential Bass show that was my Miami debut. How did you get into hosting shows?

I was into throwing parties way back in the day and my birthday was coming up so i met with a club owner. I convinced the him that I could bring 100 people to the club for my birthday, so he gave me the side room. I offered to pay him and I packed it out, so eventually he gave me the other room so I put in drum & bass and breaks. People were buying bottles so I sparked it up again and then the club owner gave me all five rooms (jungle, electro breaks, house, etc). The event went on until the venue was sold. It started with a birthday party and became a real business. Then this other production company came up and saw I had drive, motivation and ambition so they asked me to do an event at a new venue. I grabbed it and said I can make it happen. I/O Lounge in the center of Miami right near Space. I did my first major party called Masters of Mayhem there with a ridiculous lineup of 45 artists, the line was down the sidewalk with 2700 people inside. From there we started Project Mayhem, a spin off of that party with Mike aka Malo to become a Miami entertainment promotions agency.
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Suddenly, the phone gets muffled and Geo yells out: 

Hold up, hold up, as I explain the rules- let me play you a piece :

 

… sirens wail… breakbeat starts… shake shake…shake…rahhhhhhh!!!

 

This continues for about three minutes only broken by him asking if I can hear it. We laugh, he apologizes, asks me if I like the new tune and when i approve, he tells me to continue.

 

That’s my new track vs Neuroziz. We are putting in my flavor and he is putting in his flavor and we are shaking it up. Working together is fun to meld our sounds together. So far I am liking what I am hearing. Sorry, go ahead…

Perfect segway, Geo, tell me how you got started with djing & production:

I had been in the scene since 1997 – during that time i would always walk up to the DJ and ask them how they made it happen. I was interested in promoting and creating events but would always go to studios and ask my friends all kinds of questions on how things work.

At some point I figured I might as well start djing, all my friends I had met as a promoter, like Eddie Light and Phat Kidz, were all sending unreleased tracks, so I starting DJing 2 years ago after WMC [Winter Music Conference]. I bought my first pair CDJS and a flight case on Craigslist, I wanted to play out with the people that had become family to me and I started playing with them.

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As an agency i would tell artists to create an identity but also to go beyond djing and make their own beats. Djing alone doesn’t mean you are gonna make it big and it would be critical not to produce after I told all my friends and artists they needed to produce. I realized I needed to get serious and need to make this happen so I spent months and months in the studio learning. I do my main job during the day, run into the studio all night, fall asleep and do it all over again. It took me 4 months to make the track, but I finished that original then shot it off to Wes Smith. He remixed it and here we are… Regardless, I feel like I have big shoes to fill because I have seen all these artists all my life and hung out with them, but I have to be a producer and dj well. I expect no handouts, I want to learn and get opinions to make sure I am following in the footsteps of others, I still have to prove myself.

Talk to me about G Spot:

It’s on the label Gigabeat and will release Oct 20th. Micheal Anthony Lauzardo (aka Malo aka slip 187 knew me from the start). My choice for the remix was my favorite producer Wes Smith. His style is different with a funk flavor that is just wow. I’m really excited about it’s release.

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What’s next for Geo Lopez/G$Montana? Will I be meeting up with you again in Miami for WMC?

Yes! After coming off tour in San Diego for Wiggle (thank you Wes Smith and Omega Squad) and St Louis (thank you XeroTribe) and playing in Florida, I’m back in the studio again. My goal is to have 6 finished tracks by March for the WMC events so I can play half of my own set and the other half my fav artists. One of the greatest pleasures is when an artist you look up to plays your tune it’s so humbling and such and honor, you want to run up and say thank you so much. Like Wes Smith did at the Tampa show this weekend. I got to sit back and observe from a different perspective than just djing it and the reaction was great- so very very appreciate of that.

What’s for next : Oct 23rd Breaks Yo! and I just joined Theoryon Records as my new booking agency, Gary Gitlin works hard and makes it happen, I’m proud to be a part of the family.
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Left to right: Kelly Ross/Agent137, Wes Smith, Skandar Rassas of Omega Squad, Jennifer Zubal Piper and Corey ‘Dienda’ Piper of XeroTribe, Geo Lopez/G$Montana, Daniel Perez and Brian Millar of Omega Squad

Geo, we are all excited for you! ] It is great to learn your history, present and future in the music industry. I look forward to the track, Miami and getting down with you on a dance floor/DJ booth again soon. 
Geo&Kelly
All the <3. 

Related links: [G$Montana: Twitter] [Geo Lopez: Facebook] [G$Montana: Soundcloud] [Gigabeat: Facebook] [Juice Recordings : Website] [Wes Smith : Soundcloud]

Wiggle It Just a Little Bit – San Diego Does It Big

It’s time to Wiggle it once more while Juice Recordings and Wobble present the grooves to make you jiggle it…and then schwiggle it.

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Who doesn’t love a dance party in the summer? Get ready to Wiggle again in July with G$ Montana from Miami, Fl. Mr. Montana runs Project Mayhem in the Sunshine State and we are super excited to have him out for his first West Coast show.

G$Montana

Geo Lopez

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As always we also have your Wiggle residents, international recording artists Wes Smith and Omega Squad ready to shell out some original and cutting edge breakbeat tunes for your collective booties…

Wes Smith

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Omega Squad

Omega Squad

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Our special guest this time around is none other than San Diego’s very own the Messenger.

The Messenger

Messenger

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Juicy Photos from Miami Music Week 2015

5 days of shenanigans, amazing people, a couple tour dates, loads of food and soooo many good times…Click on the photos to see the full albums from each day on my Facebook page.

Day 1; Project Mayhem, Ron Jeremy and Carnage 

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Day 2; Stanton Warriors Rebel Bass, Nerds and Pizza Rustica

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Day 3; Future Sound of Breaks, The Crystal Method and Flat Iron Steaks

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Day 4; Gimme A Break Pool Party, Gorilla Marketing and Savory Crepes 

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Day 5; Dog Eat Dog Pool Party, More Food and Miami Heat 

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Miami Music Week Mayhem with w/ The Juice Squad & Friends!

Miami Music Week 2015 has arrived.  Among all the amazing talent, The Juice Squad will be in full effect as well as some good friends we’ve worked with in the recent past.  This includes Agent 137, Breaks Junky, DJ Fixx, KL2, Omega Squad, The Crystal Method & Wes Smith.    If you are headed south and looking for where we will be, we’ve got you covered.

First off, we will be staying over a @ the Beacon Hotel.  If you are around there, and aside from the obvious party action, want to run, walk, ride, or recover over Mojitos & Cuban sandwiches, let’s do it;)  Otherwise, we’ll be reppin’ hard at day and night parties, neatly sorted by date for you below!


Omega Squad, a recent addition to the Juice Recordings talent pool will be making their MMW debut at Trapped in the Jungle.  This dynamic duo is sure to bring their west side flava to Miami.

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Agent 137, wicked DJ and fearless social media bandito will be at the Project Mayhem Industry Social 11.  Hailing from DC, her sets are always packed with edgy beats and surprises.

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KMFX, aka Keith MackenzieDJ Fixx (Illeven Eleven) will be at The Stanton Warriors #RebelBass tour stop.  Always innovative, DJ Fixx brought some of the biggest remixes of 2014 to Juice Recordings.  Needing no introduction, label boss Wes Smith just played with the Warriors on their Los Angeles stop and this is sure to be a banger.

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Our good buddy Breaks Junky is winding things up during a day time party over at Breaks Yo!  Some tight remix action with this top UK talent is coming soon.  This is the MMW edition of our pal BEBE‘s regular party called BreaksYo!

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Wes Smith, DJ Fixx and KL2 will be at Future Sound of Breaks.  So many people we are friends with on here, just do it!  In case yo like shutting back and forth, our good pals over at The Crystal Method will be keeping things tidy at the Beatgasm Party in the Clevelander Hotel.  Wes Smith has 3 recent remixes on their “The Crystal Method – Remixed” LP.

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Wes Smith & Breaks Junky will be at the the Gimme A Break Pool Party.  Wes will be armed with his signature poolside edits and freestyle throwbacks that you won’t hear anywhere else.

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Bringing things to a close, KL2 of The Pooty Club/Teknical Records out of Spain is droppin’ one more round of bass bombs at the Dog Eat Dog Records Pool Party.  This banger thrown by our buddy Rob Si-Dog and is a do not miss affair.

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