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Archive for Wes Smith

Burning Man Essentials, Ropes and Knots Yo!

Yo friends…as we all get ready to burn, you most likely have been introduced to a plethora of checklists.  One of the things I never see on those lists is rope and how to tie knots.  Going on my 4th trip to Black Rock City, believe me when I tell you if I had a penny for every time a rope and knot would have solved someones problem or prevented injury at Burning Man, I’d be on my own island right now.
With a good rope, you can secure shade structures & tents, make a swing, tow a vehicle and tie down lots of things that might fall on someone (or just tie someone up;) it’s your call.  Ropes are typically less expensive, more versatile and longer lasting than those nylon straps and ratchets, which, lets face it often end up rusted or stuck.  A simple rope and knot can be quick to setup, and super easy to take down, especially when you are sun burned, partied out and half your crew left without saying goodbye.
The knots I have found most useful on the playa are Half Hitch, Overhand, Bowline, and Truckers Hitch.  Below you can find a link to one of my favorite sites that teaches you how to tie these using animations and videos.
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Enjoy the Ride;)

Joyride feat. Everyman (Wes Smith Remix) by QDup

Who’s ready for the Joyride ? Out now on Fort Knox Five the remix from yours truly on the QDup original bounce.  This is super fun for me as I have done a remix in the past for FK5, Keep It Poppin’ which you can find here as well [Link].  Enjoy the Ride Yo!


Wes Smith Related Links: [Purchase on Beatport] [Get Email] [Get Social]

Juice Night Out at Electric Love Festival, July 28-31st, 2017 (BC Canada)

Yes, headed to visit our Northern neighbors and sound off at the first official Juice Night Out session.  DJ ShOOey, Groundskore and yours truly will be kicking off the Nest stage on Friday night and sending you into ELF orbit for the stellar weekend line up.  Here’s a little official 411 on all of us;)

Wes Smith is a DJ and Producer based out of San Diego, CA. His floor filling single “Bring Back That Funk” camped out at the Beatport Breaks #1 spot for more than 30 days and nearly 150 days in the top 10. His DJ mixes and music are featured on top podcasts, radio shows and labels. His main floor live sets run the genre game with funk fueled beats, bass and vocals. Wes is the Juice Recordings label boss, chief sticker bomber and creative force behind The Juice Squad.

ShOOey discovered her love for house music in the Chicago club scene in 1997 but it wasn’t until she moved to San Francisco in 2003, where she learned the art of DJ’ing and the beauty of moving and shaping a dance floor. ShOOey is a prominent member of the SF-based Space Cowboys music collective, where you can hear her body-rocking breaks and house sets. With a massive following on the playa and beyond, ShOOey is known for the infectious energy that she brings to the dance floor!

Hailing from Vernon BC, GroundsKore never fails to bring those funky fresh breaks to the tables and get that dance floor bouncing. Thus far he’s dropped two charting releases on two different labels (Bassbong Records; Juice Electronica) and has his second release on Juice Electronica dropping in the near future. Also a resident DJ of the BC interior’s ‘hi, society music festival’ among many others he makes his rounds to, GroundsKore has been keeping himself pretty busy, and has a lot more in store for the future.

Related links: [Facebook: Event Page] [Presale Tickets] [Camping Registration] [Facebook : Electric Love Festival]

Wes Smith Related Links: [Get Email] [Get Social]

It’s Wes Smith Yo @ Electric Love Festival, July 28-31st, 2017 (BC Canada)

Heading up to Canada for another round with the ever growing Electric Love Festival in Agassiz, British Columbia. This time at the Cheam Fishing Village. With a stellar line up with the ELF family, there are all the excites. Come join!

Event Related links: [Facebook: Event Page] [Presale Tickets] [Camping Registration] [Facebook : Electric Love Festival]

Wes Smith Related Links: [Get Email] [Get Social]

The Wes Smith Variety ShYo Episode #30 w/ Special Guest Oliver Plé (Ollie Plé)

This week on the Wes Smith Variety ShYo we have a very special guest, Oliver Plé, of British Columbia, Canada.

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.

Stay classy, Yo!

 

Related links : [Facebook: Ollie Plé] [Website: Ollie Plé] [Soundcloud: Ollie Plé] [Electric Love Festival]

Wes Smith Related Links: [Get Email] [Get Social]

Be Faithful Ms. Jackson (Wes Smith’s Freebass Mashup) by Fatman Scoop & Outkast

Check out the latest freebass mashup of “Be Faithful Ms. Jackson” by Fatman Scoop & Outkast!

It’s Wes Smith Yo @ Flower Power (Las Vegas, NV) 15_6_17

Nuphonic Rhythm invites all of you to join them for a massive psychedelic, peace & love event. It’s a flower child themed, pre-EDC, warehouse rager that will go down in flower power history. All the flower, all the power.

Event Related links: [Facebook: Event Page] [Presale Tickets] [Facebook : Nuphonic Rhythm]

Wes Smith Related Links: [Get Email] [Get Social]

Juice Day Out 02: Beachside Bass, June 11, 2017

Juice Day Out is a party for fun people sharing the day with talented local djs and artists for some dancing and shenanigans.

Please remember tickets are required for entry and we do not sell them at the door. Grab them online below.

Deejays: Cole Vassallo, Evlo, Joe Pea, and Wes Smith anchor the party. We feature local guests that are active, creative, hard working, passionate and great at what they do.

Vibes: You bring those, but hey, everything we do usually has one foot in the desert and one foot in the club, everyone’s invited.

Sound: Hi-fidelity sound by Bomb Shelta. These kids put the bump in the trunk.

Venue: Pueblo PB. We have both floors, outdoor patio and the rooftop. They have crafty bar service, coastal mexican cuisine, and a wicked spot to watch the sun go down.

Time: We get rolling right about when you crawl out of bed from Saturday night and need that bloody mary. 12PM to 7PM.

Attire: Beach culture attire, pajamas, furry boots & shorts, or whatever you are wiling to be seen wearing in public. Anything creatively aquatic is encouraged.

Ticketing: Due to venue restrictions, you need to buy a ticket before the event. Save a tree, get the digital ticket and bring the confirmation email on your phone. Need a hard ticket, we will have them at a few locations soon, check back for updates.

Age: Any age is welcome, but if you are under 21 you can not be served or sit at the bars.

Related links: [Facebook Event] [Tickets] [Venue Site]

September Vibreaktions (Wes Smith’s FreeBass Mashup) by Marky Mark, Heavy D and Earth Wind & Fire

Check out the Freebass Mashup of “September Vibreaktions” by Marky Mark, Earth Wind & Fire, and Heavy D!

The Wes Smith Variety ShYo w/ Special Guest Miguel Serrano Rios aka CaliParis

This week on the Wes Smith Variety ShYo we have a very special guest, Miguel A. Serrano Rios aka CaliParis of San Diego.

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.

Stay classy, Yo!