OTS x OP1: Interview with Wheez-ie

Bringing our interview series threefold for this month’s deluxe combo of on the sly X OUTPOST1, comes from Wheez-ie. Hailing from Houston TX, Wheez-ie’s been rippling the bass music pool with two EP releases this year, All Worked Up on Well Rounded Individuals and Keep Yer Chin Up on Embassy Recordings, (scope the write up on XLR8R here).

To quote Andrew, who sums it up nicely: “every track from this dude is fire, and if DaveQ from last month left you with a little bit of a hankering for more juke at OUTPOST1, here you go. Fuck, even Joe Nice told me to book him!”


Photo: Geoff White
What U Want by Wheez-ie

Let’s cut to the chase and get to the interview! Hit the jump.

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Music Monday: Interview with Archie Pelago

To celebrate and give thanks to our November harvest of a varied and plentiful spread of bass-oriented tastes and textures, OUTPOST1 has teamed up with on the sly to bring you a double portion of Wheez-ie, Doctor Jeep and additional support from respective residents and guests.

Thursday it all pops off, with knomad’s on the sly down in NY at (le) poisson rouge. The full bill for OTS features Wheez-ie, Doctor Jeep, Archie Pelago (live), Obey City and knomad. knomad put together a packed punch mix featuring tracks from past, present and future on the sly x OUTPOST1 artists, as embedded below.

First up in our interviews for the tail end of this week’s events, is Archie Pelago, a live/production outfit based out of Brooklyn. As guests playing at Thursday’s on the sly, I took the opportunity to sit down with these guys and learn more about their collective adventures as Archie Pelago. I first heard them live at TURRBOTAX┬« this past summer and was excited to learn that these musicians take on their own formula, combining electronic dance music with organic instrumentation, and putting it into the beloved club environment.

Copy pasta from their bio: The Brooklyn-based trio is comprised of Cosmo D (cello/ableton wizard), Kroba (sax/fx) and Hirshi (dj/trumpet). Joining forces in late summer of 2010, Archie Pelago has been committed to producing powerful tunes inspired by contemporary bass music culture.

Scope the latest from their soundcloud above and check out our Q+A beneath the jump.

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Recap: #OccupyValentines with Wye Oak, Hilly Eye and The Red Lions

Last night, our friends at WCDB and b3nson recording organized a mid-week break-in-routine featuring live music and good people in the form of the Red Lions, Hilly Eye (featuring Amy from Titus Andronicus) and Wye Oak. All associated acts have plenty going on; with the Red Lions currently recording their next album (yes!), Hilly Eye promoting the new songs off their latest E.P., and Wye Oak kicking off their fall tour opening for Explosions in the Sky.


Andrew Franciosa

The show brought together a good gathering of people, that pleasant ratio of familiar faces and people I’ve never seen before was in full effect. Not to mention the bill of acts worked very well together while still individually providing something different with each respective set. Good job, WCDB.

Be sure to check out Andrew’s full gallery on flickr.

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Andrew’s Music Monday: THERE+BACK Edition

This Thursday we’re heading up north to play and wild out at a party called THERE+BACK at Putnam Den in Saratoga. The line up on the night is pretty diverse and will be a fun time.

Below you’ll find a bunch of sounds for you to enjoy to get you primed for Thursday!

Here’s a promo mix from Andy Petr for download, but if you’re more inclined to stream stuff, check below.

This Can’t Be Real by Andy Petr

Surprise August Slap Party!!!! by looney

There+Back #1 Promo Mix by macgregorbeats

Boogie Knights Live At Putnam Den – 5/3/11 by Tony Quattro

Party With Tina: THERE+BACK PROMO MIX by ents

Here’s the event’s facebook page which has more details! See you there!

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.

Peep the rest of the interview beneath the cut!

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