Archives for the month of: July, 2010



Denver, you’re getting very interesting…


1. Your sound is very, moving. What are some of your big influences right now, both musical and non-musical?

Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Kid606, old White Zombie remixes, and the new Starkey album… haha I’m sure that’s got to influence my music somehow. I’m really into the whole UK funky meets UK garage and dubstep sound right now also. The newer songs that I’m making right now are very influenced by the idea that the ancient Atlantean’s listened to techno and were raver’s of sorts. It’s said that their technology was way beyond what ours is now- and I can believe it. I’ve also been influenced by what is happening in the world and striving to make some truly conscious dance music.

2. What got you interested in producing?

Going to Burning Man about 3 years ago really got me back into electronic music. I was hearing a lot of drum n bass that really got me. I wanted to bring an element of that rave madness back to Denver, and just create an awesome dance environment overall.

3. HOLLAGRAMZ has some sort of spaced-out, multi-dimensional voyager attitude, has this always been a part of what you do as an artist?

That is a good question… The type of music I used to do was very guitar based, not as spacey. But it seems like over the years it started getting more and more spaced out. But I would have to say that my visual art has always been sort of extra dimensional.

4. What is the electronic scene like in Denver?

The electronic scene in Denver is awesome right now. There are a lot of dubstep producers and DJ’s that are doing really neat stuff. But I think the coolest things that are happening right now are centered around the Rhinoceropolis scene. People like Pictureplane, Hideous Men, Iuengliss, and Greencarpetedstairs are really pushing it and making really experimental electronic music.

5. Words to anyone interested in becoming some sort of an electronic artist?

I would have say just go for it! I don’t think it really matters how you produce or what sort of software or equipment you’re using. It really doesn’t matter as long as it sounds good to you. I would also recommend getting involved in your local DIY scene, where it is much easier to start playing shows and getting out there.

DJ Phantom


7 Deadly artists Sphyramid & Deepearth.void will be performing at a free Seattle Poster Show 2nite! I’ve been by the Vitamin Water Social Club and it looks snazzzzzy.


1001 E Pike Street
Seattle, Wa

Some of the Seattle graphic designers who will be showing their skillz include:

Jeff Kleinsmith
Jesse LeDoux
Nat Damm
Frida Clements
David Gallo
Mike Grigg
Wayne “Chip” Baker
Chad Lundberg
Jonathan Horn
Julian Strait
Trevor Basset
Eric Carnell

This event is part of Vera on the Road. Get there a little earlier for a free silkscreening class!

Vera on the Road Presents:

Wednesday July 14th |3:00 and 5:00 PM
FREE POSTER SHOW AND CLASS @ Vitamin Water Social Club

The Vera Project Silkscreen Essentials Class

(learn how to silkscreen in just two hours!)

Sign up by for Silkscreen Essentials by calling Vera between the hours of 2-6 M-F @ 206 956 8372

i’m down-

DJ Phantom

This. Is a massive post. Like, big big big big big big things happening.

This blog/DJ will always have a soft spot for Amsterdam. Native party-starters GirlsLoveDJ’s are here!

Andras Caron vs UB40 – Where Did I Go Wrong by GirlsLoveDJs


1. How would you describe the electronic/club scene in Amsterdam?

Even though Amsterdam isn’t a big city compared to other capitals, the scene is very large and varied, with a 1001 parties going on everywhere in a lot of different styles. New clubs are popping up everywhere and new events come and go monthly. But things are pretty rough for most promoters, people don’t go out to clubs as much they used to and the Amsterdam club scene is spoiled rotten, name any big DJ and they play here on a regular basis. People expect more than just a DJ, they want an experience, and preferably be on the guest list and get in for free. We are one of the few constant factors in the city, doing the GirlsLoveDJs party for over 7 years now. Besides the GirlsLoveDJs party we do SEEN Visual Music, a concept party created around a DVDJ-crew. They mix the music and matching music videos simultaneously. Another party we do is The DirtydirtyDirty, Holland’s only HipHop party on Crack.

Illuminati – Ax Somebody by GirlsLoveDJs

******* **************** Felix Da Housecat! Holy Shit! ***************

2. GirlsLoveDJ’s represents many different things-what are some of the ideas and goals you pursue with this organization?

Well it all started with a little party for friends, and hosting bad ass events is still our core business. We expanded from there and started up GirlsLoveDJs Clothing, originally the shirts we made with our logo on it where just a present for the DJs that played at our parties. Then people started asking us about the shirts where they could buy them, we jumped on it and started selling them. It grew into a well known brand here in Holland and is starting to spread worldwide. We also have the GirlsLoveDJs Record label which we started after DJs from our DJ agency, Thriller Agency, who needed a place to release their records. The goal behind all of the branches is world domination of course. The idea on everything we do, the most important thing is we really like the party/song/dj/design. If we don’t like it we won’t do it, if it would give us world domination though, we’d give another thought, haha.

(Remember these guys? Look back a few months in my blog archives for the full post on The Century, one of my favorites so far)
The Century – Heartbreak by GirlsLoveDJs

3. Currently, who are some of your favorite artists?

All the guys on our label off course, Quinten 909, Rubix, Andras Caron. Outside our label we really like Surkin, Laidback Luke, Boys Noize, Diplo, Tom Trago, B.R.U.C.E., Azari and III, Armand van Helden, Deadmau5. We’ve got a pretty wide taste, from Electro to French Filter House and Disco to Techno and Tech-House. It’s all good!

4. Any big releases or shows in your area coming up?

We just released the Quinten 909 – Closer to Me E.P. on Beatport, Traxsource and I-tunes. The Andras Caron – Classic Introduction E.P. preview can be checked on our Soundcloud page and should hit all the online record shops anytime now. For future releases we’ve got Estaw & Elroy Vanderley coming with a single, more Rubix and the Quinten 909 album is scheduled for this fall. As for the party’s we’re going abroad this summer, we just got back from Stockholm and we’ve got GirlsLoveDJs editions planned in Bali (Indonesia), France, Curacao, Miami and L.A. Besides that we’re touring all the Dutch clubs after the summer and we’re doing some festival stages over here. Oh and there will be a new clothing collection for this fall/winter.

I’ve got an exclusive free download from Andras Caron’s new EP. I’ve listened to the whole bunch, and this one got me real excited..

Andras Caron, Welcome To The Future

+++ In addition to these mega songs, here’s a link to some podcasts from GirlsLoveDJ’s available for free download! go get em people!

Go, make friends with GirlsLoveDJ’s..

Everybody’s talkin’

DJ Phantom

I took a lot from Crystal Castles 2. Give it a listen! I really like the song “Doe Deer”

DJ Phantom

Keep things interesting.

Smoke Of The Pvnk.mp3

Interview for Disco Droppings.

1. How did you get introduced to the electronic music world?

I haven’t been introduced yet.

2. Your songs have a very blown-out, drone-y sound, has your music always sounded this way? Or have you gone through different stages with your style?

sometimes it has sounded like that and sometimes it hasnt.

3. You’re about to start a tour next week yah? How did you connect with with DJ Dog Dick and Narwhals Of Sound? How would you describe your live shows?

yea. ive never connected with either of those dudes. we all hate each other and are touring in 3 separate vehicles. hopefully there isn’t as much fighting with each other as there was last time we tried to tour together. our live shows range from sucking to totally sick depending on what day of the week it is.

4. What would you say to anyone interested going in the music direction?

i would say “dont do it music sucks!”