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It’s Wes Smith Yo @ The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO

Yo Yo Yo Kansas City, here I come with a bag full of funk infused bass heavy jams;)  Official info below:

Cicada Rhythm and Railicous present to the intellectually needy, hurling curveball mixes to the DOME.

With local support from sir.real & v.j.Ones

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Related links: [Tickets] [Event Page]

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The Wes Smith Variety ShYo Episode #1 w/Special Guest Geo Lopez

The Variety ShYo is based in San Diego, CA.  I talk with real people I’ve met through the music business, about real things, in real time, with no edits.

Episode #1 includes special guest Geo Lopez from Miami, FL.  I’ve played parties for him and we’ve become good friends having good times.

Check it for the 411 on pieces of Miami Music Week history, Pink Flamingos, New Music, a Sock Battle, Tacos, Cuban Hot Spots, Video Games and more…

Stay Classy Yo!

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It’s Wes Smith Yo – The Album Remixed Vol 1 : DJ Smooth Interview

Hey hey friends, today I’m kicking off the interview series for my forthcoming remix album.  First up is DJ Smooth out of Orlando.   I met up with Mike about 6 months back b/w of the Funky Flavor crew who brought me out in the summer.   He recently reworked “Hands Up” and then had a nice chat with our head field agent about all things BASS…  Peep the interview below…

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Tell me about your start:
I started the Scratch Academy in Miami about 4 years ago where I learned the basics on vinyl, etc for 6 months and then I moved to Orlando.

How did you come to do a remix for this album?
I met Scotty Frazier [Funky Flavor Breakbeat Culture] and I showed Scotty a few projects so Scotty introduced me to Wes Smith and he hit me up to do a remix.

What’s the DJ Smooth spin on the remix?
My style brings in electro and trap elements with a breaks flavor.

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What else are you working on right now?
Goldillox [Danielle Wells] and I have a new project called HYPER MONK3Y and we have about 20 tracks together already. We are looking to drop that closer to the Winter Music Conference in Miami, it’s really high energy and a lot of fun. Also, I have another collab with a friend in Tampa we just did a show together for Halloween as HardCastle & McCormick. We work really well together and have a darker trap style.

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Thank you, Mike! Good luck on your new projects, the release and see you in Miami in March.

Related links: [Get Notified on the Release] [Support the Original] [Website : Wes Smith] [Facebook : DJ Smooth] [Facebook : HardkastleNMcormick] [Facebook : HyperMonkey] [Soundcloud : DJ Smooth] [Soundcloud : HardKastle&McCormick]

The Crystal Method, Dub Pistols, Wes Smith, #Community Service, Boom!

Why yes…The Crystal Method recently dropped the Dub Pistol’sKilla Sound (Wes Smith Remix)” on episode 141 of their #CommunityService show.

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Both of these acts have been shredding up the US, UK and International electronic music scenes with their uniquely signature sounds.  I’m honored to be in the same sentence with them both and thank all of you freaks for the support in helping me get to this current level of boom!

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Check the entire show below with so many bangers…the Killa Sound drop is at the 46:20 mark, which coincidentally starts as the backing track to the announcement of The Crystal Method’s limited edition 20 year box set…and a big shout out to Barry…oh and a dope DJ Hero track follows up my jam…coupled up with an announcement of their gig with my XeroTribe fam on the 21st in St. Louis…all that in one sentence?  Fiyah!

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Win a Free Shirt and other Swag in My Beatport 5000 Contest;)

Thanks to all of you awesome bass freaks I’ve camped out nearly 5,000 days across multiple genres in the Beatport Top 100 charts.  I’m pretty blown away by this feat, which includes multiple top 20 positions on the Beatport Main chart  for this year’s “It’s Wes Smith Yo – The Album” on Juice as well as my “Cali Cuts EP” on the legendary Stanton Warriors Punks imprint.  There’s also a broad spattering of #1’s & top 10’s among the Breaks and Glitch Hop charts.

Win Free Swag in My Beatport 5000 Contest;), Wes Smith, It's Wes Smith Yo!

To celebrate this awesomeness, I’m giving away a few shirts.  To enter, guess the date I will hit 5,000 days and the chart positions of any tracks I have in the charts on that day!

Example: Tuesday, November 3rd, 34, 55, 67, 99.

Leave your comments at the bottom of this post, on my official It’s Wes Smith Yo website.  Winners will be randomly selected based on the funkiness of your comment.  All entries will get stickers or a Yo Yo.

Thanks again, and see you at 10k;)

Revelation @ District 3 this weekend w/Freestylers, Kimball Collins, Wes Smith, Huda Hudia, Jesse Perez, Martin Flex & More!

Check me out in Tampa this weekend @ Revelation featuring a gaggle of international, domestic and local talent.

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Get warmed up with some fresh beats from my Soundcloud.

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Costumes are encouraged to rock your favorite Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comic Book, Cartoon, Original Alter Ego Anime or Superheroes costume with cash prizes for the winner!

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Related links:

[TICKETS] [District3 Website] [Facebook Event Page]

 

“Too Much” by Wes Smith + Dirty Kicks vs. White Boy Awesome Remix (Released 8/24/15)

Back once again, it’s those funkin’ horn filled summer vibes from Wes Smith and The Juice Squad.  On “Too Much”, wait wait wait, can you ever really have too much funk?  We say no, and so here you have Wes Smith’s original with that signature Califunkya funk bass line coupled up with Dirty Kicks and White Boy Awesome pairing up for the first time on the flip.

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It’s Wes Smith Yo! Burning Man 2015 Tour @ the Dusty Rhino

Burn baby burn!  Next stop on the clock for the magical buggin’ fugu brought me to Brian Nuggets Cox (aka Nugz, Nuggets and B. Nugz) and our discussion about the fiery one they call Dusty Rhino.

Tell me about the Dusty Rhino camp and art car:

It’s awesome! We keep it low-key at our camp and then when we take out the Rhino we find an art piece to park at or bring it around to different places for variety. Our mission is to show people a good time with consistently great music. It’s usually house and breakbeat with the edgy grungy good stuff (haha no dubstep).

There is fire button to smash on in the DJ booth and driver has a fire button as well. With a 165 gallon propane tank, it’s a large rhino barreling through the desert with a horn that shoots FIRE – there really is nothing like it.

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Let’s talk about the Wes Smith connection/show with the Rhino:

Sure- we try to get producers, friends and people who are crushing it in breaks to bring out a well-rounded roster. We saw Eric Riggsbee (of San Fransisco’s “Faultline”) brought him out here and we hit Wes up on Facebook. I handle bookings and am also on the Dusty Board of Directors. There are 3 guys doing the music programming and we all came to a general consensus. He is playing 3-430am Tuesday/Wed morning and we have confirmed DJ DAN same night.

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Tell me how you first made it to Burning Man:

I was in Boulder at the time and I heard about it in 96-97 from a college friend. Eventually I made the decision to move and I had just moved to to San Fran with a only a trailer in tow. in 2004, I was sleeping on the floor at a friend’s house and they were going to the burn and they invited me to go. I went down to Haight Street in San Fransisco and actually purchased a physical ticket. We went, had a good time and loved it so much I haven’t missed it since.

What led you to a Dusty Rhino?

In 2009 the Dusty Rhino asked me to be a part of the camp. It was one of my fave art carts out there … I loved the clean lines, simple, white stretch fabric and halogen lights.  Since then I have become one of their main DJ’s as well as the sound guy responsible for maintaining and breaking down the art car.

Brian has been a DJ for 20 years and he plays house, breaks and drum&bass – this is the mix I have been grindin on this week while writing up this article , check out his soundcloud for this and other genres for a sneak peak to your burn. If you are not going- go outside grab some dust and bugs, grab a neighbor to dance with, hit play and make believe!

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What keeps you coming back year after year?

The Dusty Rhino is  there for the community first and foremost. We don’t discriminate, we want as many people to have an experience on the there to share good music and art.

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We do 3-4 fundraisers a year to get it out there. We did pride this year the picture below includes 4 of our resident DJs; myself (NUGZ), and Clarkie, Alvaro Bravo and DJ Dane.

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Where can we find you when you are not barreling through the desert shooting fire?

Location 10 & I – Look for the 30 feet LED giraffe!

Brian, thank you so much for the sit down, for sharing your music with us and for all that Dusty Rhino does during the year and at the burn. We will be looking for the Rhino on the horizon to come get our dusty hugs and boogie to great music. Check out Wes Smith mashing fire and que buttons 3-430am Wednesday morning on the Dusty Rhino art car.

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It’s Wes Smith Yo! Burning Man 2015 Tour @ Dusty Poon Saloon

Wes Smith kicks off his broken beat tour of Burning Man 2015 @ the Dusty Poon Saloon.  When Chuck Wheeler (of the Dusty Poon Saloon) and and I finally caught up, he was just getting back from fishing with a big yellowtail catch in his cooler for dinner.  With Burning Man coming up soon, the buzz and excitement was clear in his voice.  We sat down and talked about Burning Man, Wes Smith and what makes a Dusty Poon.

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Tell me about your history with Burning Man camp “Dusty Poon Saloon”?

I’m one of the co-creators of the camp. Myself and 4 other close friends started it back in 2010 and this will be my 5th burn since 2009.  The Saloon has been growing and growing each year, we started with 20 camp mates and today we have 55 people with us.
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 What is the camp about?
Our theme camp is definitely for the people of Burning Man and the community.  We are a bunch of givers and have a multitude of things to offer.  In addition to having some of the best cocktails on the playa, we set up an old Western photo booth and provide 1000s of costumes with different backdrops.  Back in 2009 we were brought car buffers to the playa since then we have been buffing people’s buns for them to combat what the desert does to them.  We also do a lot of theatricals including wild western showdowns, we do communal burn pits and throughout the week we throw parties.  We bring a large sound system and equipment to the playa so our camp is one for people to come in to enjoy, dance, have a great time and stay awhile.

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How did you meet Wes Smith and decide to include him for Poon shenanigans?

We went to Electric Poncho in Mexico and Dusty Poon put together a renegade camp on the side of a cliff that overlooked the whole canyon. We brought down an bunch of booze and put up our saloon doors and threw a RAGER all night with DJs playing.  My buddy Ben met Wes and they hung out together and got along well.  I also ran into him at Kava Lounge (San Diego) at a event and we hit it off there.  He showed a lot of interest and we consider our camp a breakbeat camp. His style really fits with what we like so we invited him to play this year at the saloon.

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Tell me about the events you are throwing at the Dusty Poon:

We have 2-3 parties throughout the week and our big blow out feature party with Wes is called “The Poon at Noon” on Wednesday from noon-6pm.  We are going to have a giant cactus that blows fire out of the top and this year we are going to try to do a ghost pepper Russian roulette wheel…spin the wheel with one ghost pepper shot.  Anyone who wants to step up though we have ghost pepper bourbon or vodka all week. It gives you a euphoric feeling once you get past your mouth burning but then the endorphins come out that gives you a natural high.

Well I can’t wait to meet you on the playa and get down and dusty at the Poon, Chuck!  

Come join the crew all week and especially Wednesday for the Poon at Noon and Thursday at 9pm for Chuck’s birthday. Happy Birthday!

Playa placement: 4th & C

Related Links:

[Dusty Poon Saloon : Website] [Dusty Poon Saloon : Facebook] [Juice Recordings: Website] [Burning Man : Facebook Event]

“Fresh” by Omega Squad – Original + Wes Smith’s Superfresh Reglitch

On “Fresh”, Omega Squad keeps the Summer heat in check with this 808 bassline trip into the funked out electro side.  Plenty of keys and a catchy hook make this more fun than two rubber ducks at a pool party.  On the flip side Wes Smith’s “Superfresh Reglitch” cuts up the original with his signature Glitch Hop bass antics, which have been smashing up the charts this year.

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