AHHHH CAMPOUT 2019 - I appreciate this weekend so much every year. So inspiring & motivating. Big thank you to @dirtybirdrecords, @vonstroke & @aundycrenshaw, + everyone who poured their heart & soul into making this event spectacular. EXTRA thanks goes out to sweet @msdirtydd for holding everything together all weekend on our crazy missions, particularly when Athena got a lil’ barfy. Luckily everyone stayed healthy & hydrated (until we got back - who else got that fucked up flu?). Highlights for me: @joshwink1 put on a clinic & ripped it... @sherelle_ melted my face and was super cool as I fanboy’d out after her set 🤓... Dillinja holy shiiiii 📸: @gradybrannan 🎥: @st.eris
Vid 1 🔊: Adam F - Circles (@eatseverything rmx)
Vid 2 🔊: @fooliemusic - Puzzle
Vid 3 🔊: @rrotik & @hoodrich_mf - Crocodile Tears
...annnnnd it’s up 🔊🌀👾❤️
TAT024 - FOOLiE - OTM / Sleep Talk
bass whorls try but can’t escape
chained windows vibrate
I met @fooliemusic at the 2019 Bay Area Dirtybird BBQ. I was playing the hell out of his track ‘Buzz,’ so it was very cool & unexpected to connect in person. He sent me a TON of tracks, and here we are at TAT024. What first struck me about FOOLiE’s music is how his tracks start by dropping directly into these fully formed grooves with bass & everything knocking. Where could he possibly go from here? Then the real drops hit and keep escalating, beyond what seems possible in just 5 minutes. I was like okaaaaaay I’d like to sign these please. OTM & Sleep Talk - a banger & a groover, @trippyasstechno style. (LINK IN BIO)
Someone totally guessed @golfclapdet about 10 seconds after the first @daytripla flyer was posted 😆🧐 .. looking forward to a solid weekend of mothafuckin HOUSE on both coasts
8.30 - Gainesville w/ @stevedarkomusic / @ciszakmusic / @hunterreidmusic
9.1 - LA w/ @golfclapdet / @itsthewestend / @adamauburn / @trevorbones
I’m 43 today and feeling fucking fantastic. This is going to be a long ass introspective post FYI.
Just got back from Wavespell festival, had the honor of DJ’ing before @djmarkfarina - one of my original musical influences and still a beacon for true bomb ass funky ass house. (big thanks to @sts9 , @euphonic_conceptions & @wavespellfestival for the invite & killer curation). I consider Mark a peer & a friend at this point, but it still feels surreal that we’re DJ’ing again together in Denver in a few weeks. Life is crazy.
A little over two years in & @trippyasstechno has grown so much beyond what I originally envisioned. I had no idea we would host TAT Showcases in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Huntington Beach, Austin, Detroit (2x), & Miami.. WTF!! (Check us in Seattle & SD in September 🌀🤓) Big shout out to all the artists who have shaped our sound in the first 23 releases. Huge shout to TAT label manager and overall G @markstarrsounds, for opening countless doors & believing in the vision since before day 1. Also hats off to @djnimag - for his mind-bending contributions to the catalogue, and his impeccable visual aesthetic.
Then there’s @dirtybirdrecords! Holy shit! What a juggernaut. This summer marks 16 years since our first GG Park Parties!?! So stoked to be a part of DB’s ever-widening orbit. The Vegas party announced today looks insane. Side note - I am most stoked to see Sherelle & Special Request at @dirtybirdcamp. Dillinja & Adam F as well, goddam.
So what does the next year & the future hold? A lot more TAT & Dirtybird events. A lot more original tunes. A lot of play doh, coloring, & chasing bubbles with Athena & sweet Donnamarie. A LOT of excruciating dad jokes. Get ready. I’m leaning in. Upcoming dates at the end of this swipefest.
PS - we adopted a gorgeous three year old dog! Say hello to Sandy Martin. She’s a protector & a lover.
PSS - favorite thing overheard at Wavespell - “The crystal guy has really cheap mushrooms! His crystals are pretty expensive tho” 🍄🔮
excited to join the legend @djdanmusic in New York this Friday to kick off @sohohousenewyork’s @dolbylabs Atmos exhibition - free w/ RSVP (link in bio, list is filling fast). If you haven’t heard @trippyasstechno or Atmos yet this would be a great place to start 🔊🌀👀 #trippyasstechnologies #dolbyatmos