OUTPOST1 Interview: Knomad

OUTPOST1 is a mere two days away! Just because KAB is turning 1 doesn’t mean I’m going to slack on my interview duties! Beginning with Ghosts On Tape way back in April, I’ve been conducting interviews with our guest DJs and it’s been fun as hell. This month, joining residents Deep Children and Party With Tina, is Knomad. We’ve been chatting about music for a couple months now and I’m excited to hear him play out on Friday. Be sure to cop this week’s Music Monday as well and help us celebrate. Knomad will be joining us at WCDB during our slot 6-8 for your first taste of the beats of OUTPOST1.

In the game since: 2006

How did you first get starting DJing? Bought an MPC years ago and have dabbled in production but mostly for fun. Only now has the lifestyle started to present some time for more experimentation. Came into DJing due to an appreciation for the art form. It’s all about expression and being able to share the music that moves you and inspires you with a larger audience.

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Music Monday: OUTPOST1: KAB 1-Year Edition

Keep Albany Boring is turning 1! In honor, this months OUTPOST1 is dedicated to us! We’ve got our buddy Knomad joining the OUTPOST1 residents Deep Children and Party With Tina this Friday at Fuze Box. Starts at 10pm and is free until 12pm for the 21+ crowd (18+ is still normal, sorry babies). Also, it’s happy hour prices all night. Oh god.


clicking the image brings you to the fb event

And here’s some sounds to help you through your Monday and to get you ready for Friday. See you there!

Looney:
Surprise August Slap Party!!!! by looney

Knomad:

You should strongly consider copping his OUTPOST1 Warm-up Mix on Mediafire since Soundcloud won’t let us upload it. Or stream his other newest mix below.

pure moods vol. 6 ; rock the summer vibes by knomad

Party With Tina:
THERE+BACK Promo Mix — Party With Tina by ents

Recap: Rest Fest ’11

Although in theory, the 2nd-annual Restoration Festival took some hits from Irene — such as two of the national acts, A Hawk and a Hacksaw and The Music Tapes both canceling and the consecutive choice to allow free entry on Sunday — in practice, the festival and its attendees became a textbook example for making the best of a potentially grim situation.


Deer Tick at Rest Fest © Andrew Franciosa

The b3nson family affair brought together a tediously crafted line-up and schedule of the Capital Region’s best in indie folk/rock/etc. mixed in with nationally touring bands Deer Tick and Titus Andronicus and a late(r) night DJ set from Looney of Deep Children and Party With Tina on Saturday. Sunday’s schedule was delayed and slimmed down due to the storm, but arguably one of the best parts of the entire weekend was seeing the tireless efforts and actions of volunteers and friends alike come together to ensure that Irene didn’t eff up a good time. People wanted this event go to happen and that energy was just as contagious as was freaking out about the storm.

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OUTPOST1 Preview: A chat with Joe Nice

It has naturally developed as standard procedure for us OUTPOST1 party plannin’ folks to provide for you some background info on our headlining guests, usually in the form of an exclusive mix tape and a Q+A profile, as distributed for both pre-game and educational purposes. Perhaps, this time next year, you can look forward to holographic OUTPOST1 trading cards based off of the DJ profiles I curate — that’d be dope, right? — But for this month’s, it was more fitting (and fun) to have an informational and laid-back conversation instead of compiling “fun facts” and the like, so I phoned in with the man himself, Joe Nice.

Friday, both WCDB and the Fuze Box respectably, will play host to Joe Nice, alongside Dwell and residents Deep Children and Party With Tina. As Andrew intro’d in earlier in the week, Joe Nice is universally credited for being North America’s ambassador to dubstep. Joe Nice’s trading card would share with you the following information: he has been in the game since before there was even a label for the dubstep genre, he founded DubWar, which was the first dubstep party in America back in ’05, (and went 5 years strong), is a founding DJ on Baltimore’s GourmetBeats radio, was the first American DJ to play on RINSEFM, first American to play DMZ and the first American to play FWD. Joe Nice currently is behind the new series RECONSTRVCT down in Brooklyn, which carries the tagline “low frequency with decency”, alongside fellow DubWar resident Dave Q and Truenature, and also was the US debut for Deep Medi producer V.I.V.E.K, this past July.

I spoke with Joe Nice yesterday for almost an hour on the phone and our conversation began with us both joking that I had no idea what to ask him. Bassfaced did an interview with Joe that was absolutely on par and covered all grounds that I’d want to cover. Do yourself a favor and read it. Anyway, Joe wasn’t all talked out following that interview and I felt like our conversation flew by in a bass-driven heartbeat.

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Music Monday: Looney Edition

Hi folks. My name is Looney, I make beats and sometimes a little later I play them at parties. I am half of Deep Children. Have you wanted to listen to a Deep Children mixtape? If not, maybe skip reading the rest of this post. But if you have, then today is a happy day for you. Mixtapes from either of us have been long overdue so here’s one I did to make your Monday less shitty. If you click the play button, located below, you may discover: some juke tunes, a li’l dubstep, and maybe a couple original beats. The tracklist is mostly Hype Party Music so please take caution in putting it on around cranky or tired people. Also it has some swears in it.

Surprise August Slap Party!!!! by looney
(download for best quality and to throw it onto your ipod or we)

Annnd here’s some direct links for the Looney beats if that’s your thing:
Attila
Ketchup Chip
‘tein (VIP)

Tracklist after the jump

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