ENFORCERY VOLUME II: The Dominant Force Podcast Series
ONE TAKE MIX BY MR. OWL ON 1200S / TTM57 / SCRATCH LIVE
HOSTED BY MOEMAW NAEDON ON THE MIC
[00:00] SIR FRODERICK X ZAPHRYN – MAWNINJUICE
[01:03] MAGGZ – LEGOBLOCKS
[02:20] JERRY GARI – THEY PASSED ME BY DEMO
[03:36] KIYANI X STIKZ – GOOSE BREATH
[04:43] GRILLO – BACK IT OFF
[05:42] JA:KOVA – 159
[07:13] LANGUID – WAVES
[08:01] MOON – HONEST LOOP
[08:39] MOON – HERBAL
[09:31] BOOM BAPTIST – SWINGTIPS
[10:29] HANDBOOK – I GOT IT ALL
[11:23] PHEDEEE – DRUNK LADY DANCE
[12:22] DURAZZO – SIRLOIN JUMPOFFS
[14:00] SHADE COBAIN – CORNY PROGRAMMING (VERSATILITY)
[14:57] ORIJANUS – JAMAL
[15:54] B3NBI – RAIN BUT LIKE POURING
[17:02] MOON – RED DAWG
[17:35] SNICKY B – TIRED LITTLE ONE
[18:26] BEN JAMIN – BACK2BACK BREAKFAST CIGARETTES
[19:59] DURAZZO – DARK ROAST
[21:05] OFFBEATNINJA123 – DRUNKEN MASTER
[22:04] PROF.LOGIK – BUMMED TICKER
[22:59] BOOM BAPTIST – HOMAGE TO YOU
[24:10] JUJ – NOD
[25:24] OFFBEATNINJA123 – GODZILLA
[25:57] SHADE COBAIN – MARY N CHARLIE (A LOVE SONG)
[26:50] DURAZZO – ONASSIS
[27:47] BLACKLISTED – CLOSER
[29:04] SHIGETO – GRANDMA’SWORDS
[31:07] SIR FRODERICK X SWARVY – DOODOO ON SHOE PT2
[32:26] ABJO – BOOMBAP NIPPON
[33:19] SHADE COBAIN – DEWITT AGAIN (ENHANCE)
[34:30] BEN JAMIN X HANDBOOK – RAZOR SMOOTH
[35:41] ORIJANUS – GFUNK # 1
[36:52] PROF.LOGIK – AIRLOCK
[37:38] KRS ONE – REPRESENT THE REAL HIP HOP
[38:58] PJWIZRD – CHARACTER SELECT MICROWAVE
[39:37] MAGGZ – HEVN
ENFORCERY is a podcast & event series supporting forward-thinking hip-hop beatmakers & producers, founded by Dominant Force aka MR. OWL & SPAED. (Formerly known as Brokebeat)
Obvious is proud to Present: ENFORCERY: A Dominant Force Takeover ft. OHBLIV (Richmond // VA)
We wanted to give everyone a chance to decompress from their Detroit shenanigans with something a little different. So, we asked our good friend and resident Hip Hop Guru, Chris Mr-Owl, to invite some serious talent from the genre to play for Pittsburgh.
After much deliberation, Mr. Owl decided to tap OHBLIV to headline. OHBLIV is an up and coming music producer out of Richmond, Virginia. His sound ranges the spectrum from hip hop, to funk, to soul, to even that 80’s rock that unites all walks of life. He’s a throwback to a different era, while still being ten steps ahead of his time. Musical talents like OHBLIV do not come around often. OHBLIV is a part of Just Plain Sounds, a Virgina based net label. OHBLIV’s style of instrumental production can be classified as tranquil, sub aquatic, soulful hip hop. The sounds of 70’s and 80’s soul/funk music heavily influence OHBLIV’s melodic instrumentals. OHBLIV has done frequent collaborations with fellow Virginian, Nickelus F. OHBLIV’s first beat tape is titled “Rugged Tranquility”. Since then he has released “EZ Widaz”, “Hydrosub”, “The Monoatomic Gold EP”, “Yellow Gold”, “SLPHNC2″ and other side projects with Cascade records and Just Plain Sounds.
Mr. Owl also plugged JON ROGERS (aka MAGGZ) for the show, a Columbus, OH based producer: “His sound has somewhat of a vintage, 90′s type of appeal and feeling to it, but at the same time it tends to feel updated and futuristic in a sense, utilizing fresh ideas, with a unique and thoughtful approach to creating music…” He lives on the cutting edge of hip hop, nu-soul, electronic, and transgressive, forward thinking production. His palette is rich and vivid, also very genuine, and his works captures your attention with a seamless mix of obscure, dusty jazz samples, along with ambient textures, and hypnotizing synths. In company with deep bouncy milky smooth bass lines, that leave you in a trans, placed over intoxicating, neck snapping percussion and drumming.”
We are also very excited to have TRACKSPLOITATION. A Pittsburgh and Obvious favorite, we are happy to have the proper night to host them.
OHBLIV (Richmond // VA)
MAGGZ (Columbus // Ohio)
TRACKSPLOITATION (Pgh // PA)
SPAED (Pgh // PA)
MR. OWL (Pgh // PA)
IVIES (Pgh // PA)
Visuals by: KYLE the SAINT
$6 // 21+ //May 30th, 2014 // 9:30pm to 2:00 am
SPONSORED BY: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Belvedere’s Ultra Dive // 4016 Butler Street // Pittsburgh, PA 15201
ENFORCERY VOLUME I: The Dominant Force Podcast Series
ONE TAKE MIX & KUTS BY DJ SPAED ON 1200S / TTM57 / SCRATCH LIVE
HOSTED BY MOEMAW NAEDON ON THE MIC
LAYERED EFFECTS PLAYED LIVE BY MR. OWL ON SP404
SPAED – KEEPITMOVIN
SELFISH – BTFLSTUFF
PINSTRYPE KOUZIN – PROFAWK
KNOWSUM – //§$°
RAW FLAKES – SHE LOOKS SHY
OHBLIV X CHRIS ARE – EARLY
DAGGER DX – SKY DIAMONDS
GRIMM DOZA – ASTRALS
DJ HARRISON – PIANO WATER
DIBIASE – FAREWELLS
SPAED – FREAKTICALS
TUAMIE – EVA RE MOANIN
THE NAMES MILLEN X HANDBOOK – I GIVE IT ALL
CAZAL ORGANISM – BONITA APPLEBUM RMX
GO YAMA – ROADKILL
GUDAMANNS – NEO ODEO CITY
SPAED – BETTER YET
RUNRUN RAW – NEVER STOP LOVIN
DUTCHMASSIVE – MSMRSMISS
IMAN OMARI – DESIGNATED DRIVER BY SIR
JU JU SOL – SOL-TASTIC
KNXLEDGE – JUSTLIKETHEMOVIES
MIRA – CHCK.
LIDLY – THISTLE
IVIES – 1279
SPAED – EWW SIT
KAZE – SWEDISHFISH
ACKRYTE – SUPER LAST MINUTE
ENFORCERY is a podcast & event series supporting forward-thinking hip-hop beatmakers & producers, founded by Dominant Force aka MR. OWL & SPAED. (Formerly known as Brokebeat)
ENFORCERY is a podcast & event series supporting forward-thinking hip-hop beatmakers & producers, founded by MR. OWL & SPAED.
It is the spiritual successor to the now-defunct party series known as “Brokebeat”.
Danny Devine presents MASS HYSTERIA
Saturday April 26th, 7-10pm
@ The Shop, 4314 Main St in Bloomfield
DJ MR. OWL providing the smooth funk, soul & motown classics all night
Someone said there’s free beer too.
Pittsburgh Drum and Bass Collective & Obvious Productions present: KASRA (Critical Music // UK)
KASRA is a gatekeeper to what is under the surface in drum & bass. He does what he does with passion and care, and is a staple in Drum and Bass culture. He began as a DJ and worked his way into the world of production when he started his Critical Music label. Conceived back in 2002 in a front room in north London, the label has grown from a simple idea driven by a commitment to putting out the best music the scene has to offer; it has now become one of the most well respected underground dance music labels in the UK. Nurturing new talent and releasing some of the freshest breaks and beats from the likes of Break, Rockwell, Breakage, Cyantific, Marcus Intalex, S.P.Y, Calibre, Total Science and many more. It has gone on to build a loyal following around the world, driven on by Kasra’s never ending quest to release quality underground bass music. Most notably, Kasra was featured on Critical Music’s Sequence One EP, which included collabs with S.P.Y. and Jubei. Critical Music is now a resident at the legendary Fabric nightclub in the UK, with Kasra given the highest honor of recording Fabric Live 62, one of his most prominent releases. Since his first forays into drum & bass in the late 1990′s as a burgeoning young DJ, there’s no doubt that Kasra has now made an indelible mark on the scene, a mark that continues to grow ever-stronger as his Critical Music empire prospers.
EMPLATE (Barbaric Empire // CLE)
DEPTH ONE (Obvious // PGH)
MR. OWL (Obvious, Dominant Force // PGH)
$10 Adv // 21+
April 18th, 2014 // Doors at 9pm
Winghart’s Oakland // 226 Meyran Ave, Pgh, PA 15213
Tickets Available @ Showclix.com
Facebook Event: https://facebook.com/events/230411743832657
DIGITAL MYSTIKZ Tour:
Mala & Coki b2b (DMZ, Soul Jazz, DEEP MEDI//London)
Mr. Owl & James Gyre b2b (Obvious, Dominant Force, Timebomb//PGH) & (Obvious//PGH)
Thunder St.Clair (Obvious, Cumulus, MBFP//CLE)
Witness (Frequency 528//PGH)
February 21st, 2014 // $15 // 17+
The Rex Theater // 1602 East Carson Street // Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Tickets available @ Showclix
Obvious is proud to present the DIGITAL MYSTIKZ tour. We have brought them both individually in the past, and could not be more excited to have the opportunity to bring them back TOGETHER. For their second time in Pittsburgh, Mala and Coki will be blessing us with a 3 HOUR TAG TEAM SET. We are honored to be hosting these legends again. Get ready for a night built on deep, dark bass and vibes. After Party TBA
The Digital Mystikz, comprised of Mala and Coki, have been making music together since they were teenagers in South London. Both were at the very beginning of the dubstep wave, and are influential godfathers to the deep bass sound.
For those that have been fortunate to see Mala perform live, his performance is often described as “spiritual” and “special”. Mala has a very deep connection with sound and an innate ability to create meditative frequencies and harmonics that unify and connect those who listen in a very powerful way. His most recent album, “Mala in Cuba”, gained international acclaim, crossing over into many genres. His label, DEEP MEDi, has released influential tracks from artists such as Goth-Trad, Truth, Loefah, Skream, and Mark Pritchard to name a few.
Coki brings creativity to the table with mind boggling sounds and an aggressive feel. Heavily influenced by the 90′s jungle scene, his sound often flips the music world on its head while keeping the communal vibe based on passionate, explosive crowd reactions. His sound compliments Mala’s meditative, organic, heavy-bass perfectly. Together with Mala, he runs the UK’s premier dubstep night, DMZ, that is known around the world for its incredible talent and heavy bass.
She Diva Died. & Come Again?
be/he/me (myth) multi-medi(v)a retro/speculative motherhood art.
Including MR. OWL dance party on Fri Sept 13th after Christina’s Q&A
Thurs Sept 12th & Fri Sept 13th, 8pm @ Kelly Strayhorn Theater
After 10 years of relative quiet and minimal artistic activity, Christina Springer returns to the Pittsburgh arts scene as both a presenter and performer. This multi-media performance incorporates text, sound, image and movement to portray the battle between the artist and the mother. The show particularly examines identity as it relates to raising a Black man.
In 2002, Springer stepped off the Pittsburgh arts community stage to raise her son. She and Christiane Leach had been running a non-profit arts organization, Sun Crumbs which produced over 50 programs annually.
More information about Springer is on her website: www.christinaspringer.com. Her 1999 CD, “In The Image Of Angels” has sold over 800 copies and is available for free download at www.soundcloud.com/christina-springer. You’ll also find teasers and outtakes for “She Diva Died & Come Again.”
Tickets can be bought here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/427032
DAILY BREAD FIRST FRIDAY PARTIES PRESENTS: THE COME UP
with DJs MR. OWL (Dominant Force, Timebomb, Obvious) & PETE BUTTA (The Come Up)
Once again, as part of the Pittsburgh Unblurred Gallery Crawl, Daily Bread would like to invite you to come back for more free booze, live DJs, and our special artists of the month; The Come Up, for a free, all ages show. We are creating a special build out just for this event, breaking down walls to create an outdoor stage setting.
VENDORS / FREE DRINKS (while supplies last) / GALLERY ART / BYOB OK
Fri Sept 6th – Store Open: 3pm / Unblurred Gallery Crawl: 6pm / The Come Up: 9pm / Party: All Fuckin Night
This weekend graf heads converge on Erie to buff out and kill the Logistics Plus wall! This year we have added an all day free showcase featuring some of the best hip hop both regionally and locally… 2189 will be hosting a GAME A S.K.A.T.E. and b boys and girls getting down all day. There will also be vending from Daily Bread and Momentum Paint.
MR.OWL & SPAED (DOMINANT FORCE)
BLACKLISTED (FORTIFIED PHONETX)
NATAS K (814BASSCREW)
BUFFALO (FLOOD THE VALLEY)
CLEAR SOUL FORCES / BEEDIE / GHOST THE ILL FIGURE / PROFOUND PRODUCE / MAD WORLD / DXA & AL BOGES / JON QUEST / SHAD ALI / FORTIFIED PHONETX / HERESY / FRIGID GIANT / APEX / DOC PROTO / HOLLAHOU$E / ELIAS / ESLAYA
Friday, July 26th
Belvedere’s Ultra Dive
4016 Butler Street
21+ // 9pm – 2am
Available Online: http://www.showclix.com/event/YoungstaObvious
SPONSORED BY Pabst Blue Ribbon
[Tempa / FWD / RinseFM]
Youngsta should need very little introduction by now. One of the figureheads of dubstep since the very beginning, long-running resident at scene-defining club night FWD>> and the DJ who first played some of the genre’s most-loved anthems, he continues to be a hugely active figure in dubstep’s development. His weekly show on Rinse FM draws deep for new music, helping to expose and break talented new producers, and the founding ethics that defined dubstep in its early years still remain at the heart of his DJ set
He’s also famed for his distinct aesthetic – selecting beats that are at once colossally heavy and beautifully intricate, claustrophobic yet with a keen ear for space and silence. “The sound is just me,” he says, explaining that he’s hesitant to pigeonhole the music he plays. “It’s Youngsta. It’s what I’ve always done. People say it’s not changed much, but you can hear progression and change, definitely, it’s not the same as it was. It’s obviously the same vibe, it’s going to to be deep.”
In the last couple of years, as the deeper aspects of dubstep – those rooted strongly in sound system culture – have coalesced into their own distinct, autonomous scene, Youngsta has re-emerged as a figurehead for a new generation of producers. The likes of J:Kenzo, Proxima, Icicle, VIVEK and Nomine are all closely linked with Youngsta himself, forming a new vanguard in an increasingly unique, vibrant scene. Contact – a new club night curated by Youngsta himself – is set to place these producers and others in the context of the wider dance community that surrounds them.
So it’s perhaps surprising that it took until 2012 – eleven years since FWD>> first opened its doors – for Youngsta’s debut solo 12″ to arrive on Tempa, featuring the tracks ‘Destruction’ and ‘Poseidon’. ‘Destruction’ takes a while to live up to its ominous title, with clouds gradually gathering throughout the track before finally erupting into a huge and violent thunderstorm. Aptly named after the Greek god of the sea, ‘Poseidon’ is a gorgeous, dub-infused roller, driven by a rubbery bassline that thrashes back and forth above a swung rhythm that nods to two-step.
In many ways both tracks cut right to the core of the Youngsta sound – sub-bass is a constant and oppressive presence, while sparse rhythms and ghostly melodies lend a sense of unbroken flow. Along with his collaborations with fellow artists such as LX One and Kryptic Minds, they’re potent reminders of the physical and psychological power of Youngsta’s DJ sets, now further expressed through his own music.
/+/ MR. OWL
/+/ DEPTH ONE
MR. OWL (Dominant Force, Obvious), Fortified PhonetX (Surface Level Records), and Belvedere’s are proud to bring Pittsburgh this extraordinary Hip-Hop event.
* Tickets available online: http://www.showclix.com/event/CannibalOx
* Ages 21 and up * Tickets $12 presale / $15 at the door
* Doors open at 8 pm
* Tickets also available at Timebomb located at 200 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA as well as from any of the supporting local artists.
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/143439275850053/
CANNIBAL OX (Vast Aire and Vordul Mega), over a decade removed from the release of their landmark album ‘The Cold Vein’ on Definitive Jux, are back at it strong as a duo. Touching down in many cities across the US on their reunion tour that will lead up to the eventual release of their second full-length album on their new home, Iron Galaxy Records.
Also on tour with Cannibal Ox are Prop Anon, Kenyattah Black, and Irealz.
Local support will be provided by B. White, Timecapsoul (Dos Noun & BZE), MR. OWL, Fortified PhonetX, The Camp, Proseed, Spaed, and Tracksploitation.
Hip-Hop is alive and well.
The Wrecking Ball, a fundraiser benefitting The Future Westmoreland, will feature sledgehammers, graffiti artists, live DJ, and more. Let’s party in the empty museum for the very last time… until 2015!
Saturday, July 13
After Party: 9:00PM-Midnight
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Art museum plans Wrecking Ball
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Wrecking Ball gala
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Out & About: Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s ‘Wrecking Ball’
The Westmoreland: Wrecking Ball
Purchase your tickets online now! Click here.
Catering by Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions
Full open bar
Beats by MR. OWL
Interactive graffiti featuring artists Gabe Felice, Mike Felice, Danny Devine, Andy Scott, Anthony Montagnese, Michael Budai, Brian Holderman, and Terrell Crawford
Free entry to the After Party
After Party includes:
Beer, wine and Clique Vodka signature cocktails
For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Bree Larkin at 724-837-1500 ext. 36
MR. OWL was recently interviewed by Pierce Marratto of Pittsburgh-based entertainment crew “Touchfaster”. Here’s what went down. Read the full unabridged interview on their website: http://touchfaster.com/blog/pierce/get-know-solstice-artist-mr-owl
There is a lot to be said about an artist as prolific as Mr. Owl. Amongst other things, including a healthy list of notable collaborations, he is the founder of the independent label PARLIAMENT OF STRIX RECORDS, half of the duo Dominant Force, and an experimental mastermind. According to his bio he, “gets kicks from tinkering found electronics into tricked-out toy instruments” and, “fusing classic hip-hop with bit-beat electronica.” I first saw him do his thing at one of the Obvious parties at Belvedere’s where he did a tandem set with local DJ James Gyre. While I do not claim to be an expert in electronic music I was incredibly intrigued by what he did that night. In an effort to expand Touchfaster’s musical horizons we decided that it was time to start incorporating DJs into our events (a move that is admittedly long over due). Once that decision was made it seemed as though Mr. Owl was the obvious place to start. So, I asked him to come on board for Solstice and he agreed and added that he’d be doing a set of, “deep bassy cerebral dance music”. I love the sound of that but still wanted to get to know him a better. So, I sent over the “Get to know” questions. Here is what he had to say…
Touchfaster: What got you started?
Mr. Owl: My parents gave me a stack of bootleg cassettes and an Akai tape deck when i was a toddler. I’ve never looked back.
Name your style in one word.
From where do you draw inspiration?
Dusty records. Heavy machinery. Analog circuits.
If you were being sent to a deserted island for 10 years and could only take 5 albums with you, what would they be?
deftones – Adrenaline, DJ Shadow – Endtroducing, Company Flow – Funcrusher Plus, Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein, Isis – Oceanic
If you could have a conversation with one person, living or dead, who would it be?
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
Electricity. I want to be able to control electrons with my mind.
What is your favorite curse word? Why?
FUCK. Highly versatile.
What is your favorite/least favorite word? Why?
I say “word” a lot. I wince at the term “swag”.
What turns you on/off creatively?
Turn ons: Staying up all night, Sludgey coffee. Turn offs: Country music, Talking shit and not being able to back it up.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
What do you enjoy/despise about being an artist?
My sense of self-worth is irrevocably tied to my creative output. It’s a tortured existence, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Where would you like your art to take you?
I dream of the day when I can quit the day job and make a full time living from the music.
Advice for aspiring artists?
Keep doing what makes you happy. Eventually others will catch on.
After the longest, coldest, winter that Pittsburgh has seen in quite some time Touchfaster’s 2013 Summer Solstice is finally here. Plus, this Solstice marks the 2 year anniversary of the current incarnation of Touchfaster. That is cause to celebrate, yeah? We would love to see all of the smiling faces who have made it possible.
June 29th @ The Rex Theater
21+ /Doors at 8pm
$10 Presale/$13 at the door
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/463356327090623/
ART: Pierce Marratto, Natiq Jalil, Matt Hunter, Rachna Radar, Devin Dysart, Stephanie Zini, Justin Wujcik, Morgan Mikula, Emily Lowery, Julia Ann Turturro, Liz Dabecco, Jamie Zbrzezny, Keith Schmiedlin
LIVE ART: Aimee Manion, Diego Byrnes
HOOPING: Penni Patches Pixie Laine
Plus food vendors, awesome local businesses, and more.
BROKEBEAT4 brings together two teams of underground MC’s, one from Baltimore/Maryland, the other from Upstate NY. Both crews are currently on east coast tours & we are lucky to have all TEN of these top notch MC’s bless us in one night.
Resident hosts DJ SPAED & DIVINE SEVEN keep it live between sets with the turntablism, future beats & freestyling you’ve come to expect from BROKEBEAT.
MR. OWL & TIMEBOMB present BROKEBEAT4:
Underground MC’s of Maryland vs. Upstate NY
J BERD vs. DAO JONES
U’LL NEVA NO vs. NICK LYON
CHE ROCK vs. AMJ
ONE TON vs. AIRLINEJAY
SCOTT FREE vs. AUSTIN
Hosted by DJ BLAZE DAILY, DJ SPAED & DIVINE SEVEN
Sat June 1st @ Cattivo – 146 44th St in Lawrenceville
$5 cover / 9pm – 2am / 21+
Paris and New York, obviously two of the most influential cities in the history of culture, come together on Jack Wilson and Keor Meteor’s new EP “Enter to Exit” (Parliament of Strix Records).
Originally from Pittsburgh, Jack moved to NYC in April 2012 – around the same time Paris’s Keor had held an online audition via SoundCloud for MCs to feature on a mixtape + subsequent EP. Jack was one of the artists chosen, so with a fresh selection of beats in a pulsating new city and no TV or internet, he wrote 8/9 of the lyrics to “Enter to Exit” (along with a half dozen poems) during his first two months in NY. Since his studio was still in an extra bedroom in Baltimore, he recorded rough demos through his iPhone to send to Keor and thus began the process.
Blogged by: Le Mellotron radio station (Paris), Act Live Music (Philly), Mellow World (Taiwan), BeatBox Radio, Only Da Hot Shit, Hip Hop Jazz, FreshVibez.fr (France), Sensual Piano (Korea), SampleFace (UK), Rhythm22, VelvetBeat (Korea), Broke Whore Records, White Men Can’t Blog, Time Bomb Shop, HipHop345 (Russia), VelvetBeat, I Said A Hip (France), Tha Drill (France)
Want to follow along with the lyrics? Click this “lyric scroll” link to open in any browser, click the image, then scroll away:
‘Enter To Exit’ Lyric Scroll [JPEG, 2.1MB]
EP released on Parliament of Strix Records 5/13/13, Catalog # PSXE002
B.DURAZZO / JO3WII PIFF / MOEMAW NAEDON / IVIES / MR. OWL
Hosted by DIVINE SEVEN & DJ SPAED
BROKEBEAT: Future Flavors & Electronic Hip-Hop
w/ an Open Mic Cipher for Skilled Wordsmiths
Friday 4/19 @ Cattivo – $5 cover / 9pm – 2am / 21+
146 44th St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (in Lawrenceville)
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/122132054643185/
************************* ***** THE LINEUP ****** *************************
B. DURAZZO (oakland, ca)
Dual MPC master who must be seen to be believed – the real deal
JO3WII PIFF (rochester, ny) [Openjar]
SP-404 surgeon behind the freshest sounds upstate
MOEMAW NAEDON (pgh) [FPX]
Hometown mic slayer proves his MPC chops are equally sharp
Up-and-coming producer on 16 pads with that future-boombap sound
MR. OWL (pgh) [DominantForce]
Funky space-hop meets experimental bass music
DIVINE SEVEN (pgh)
Master of Ceremonies and Open-mic curator, if you come then come correct!
DJ SPAED (pgh) [DominantForce]
Veteran turntablist and party rocker with the original flavors
A murder mystery at sea unfolds slowly, sample by sample, as relentless waves of bass massage the psyche.
Take a sailboat across the ocean… one will travel weeks or even months before it reaches the next shore. You just stare at the ocean, there is nothing around, you’re grasping for the smallest particle of information… a bird flying overhead, something floating in the water, something that you thought was floating in the water, some seaweed that has a pattern in it that might tell you something… because youre completely isolated from your surroundings.
In the endless sea of blue lie the spirits that hundreds of years ago gave birth to ghostly tales, tales that are as old as the sea…
DOWNLOAD LINK: Mr. Owl – ‘DEEP DUB SEA’ Mixtape
[MP3, 320kbps, 113MB]
Released free 3/29/13 as a celebration of the One Year Anniversary of our Obvious crew, and a thank you to everyone who came out and supported our bass music revolution in Pittsburgh – we owe it all to you! I’ve been lucky enough in the past year to perform alongside pioneers such as Mala, N-Type, Truth, Antiserum, and DJG… and you’re not gonna believe what year 2 has in store.
Free limited-run physical copies for the first 50 people in the door for our Obvious 1yr Anniversary Residents Showcase party @ Belvederes 3/29!
[00:56] hellfire machina – 3 prayers to buddha
[01:26] congi – alliance
[03:00] congi – awaken
[04:20] epoxy – bring the sun out
[05:54] congi – capture
[07:29] epoxy – choices
[08:49] congi – cryptic
[10:24] kryptic minds – dissolved
[12:32] ex nihilo – ghost trance
[13:52] epoxy – horns
[15:40] cyrus – hot pan
[17:27] daega sound – land in motion
[18:48] daega sound – let it all go
[20:09] komonazmuk – light
[21:43] maddman – love story VIP
[23:17] daega sound – misty morning dub
[24:18] defence – nema ljubavi u centru grada
[25:06] biome & fox – no tomorrow
[26:27] afterdark – overshine
[27:21] acure & wize guy – pitch black
[29:09] biome – pum bum
[30:44] moretti & laney – siberian sweep
[31:50] congi – somnium
[33:26] epoxy & trubble – spiderwebs demo
[34:47] daega sound – stranded
[36:49] headhunter – sushi brain
[38:09] sparc – the crazies
[40:10] play it again sam – the universe
[41:31] headhunter & f dedale – transistor
[43:07] epoxy – truth
[44:41] epoxy – vision
[45:48] daega sound – while you’re dreaming
[47:35] coki – mad head
WE ARE BEYOND EXCITED 2 CELEBRATE OUR 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, SO WE’RE GETTING THE WHOLE GANG 2GETHER 4 A RESIDENTS SHOWCASE
As a thank to all of our supporters, we would like to celebrate our one year anniversary by honoring our local residents in a showcase. Pittsburgh people make Obvious possible, so what better way to celebrate than to have your favorite Pittsburgh-based Obvious residents under one roof.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/499253950111303/
Thunder St. Clair
James Gyre vs. Mr. Owl
Nattybohpeep vs. 2FARGONE
Brian Bullets vs. Depth One (All vinyl DNB)
Also sharing Obvious’s birthday is a few of the crew. Happy birthday, Cooper, Elaine, Alex, and Lindsay!
How Much: $5
How Old: 21+
^ VIDEO: Dos Noun reigns destruction with DJ Mr. Owl, Live @ Smiling Moose 3/11/13. Footage by Oyo Ellis
Join us Friday March 22nd at The Smiling Moose for another great night of live hip hop music. This time around our special out-of-town guest is Dinosaur Burps reppin’ Charleston, WV.
Doors: 10 pm
Show: 10:30 pm
Ages 21 and up. Must have valid ID.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/355745771207077/
Live Performances from:
Dinosaur Burps (Charleston, WV) – http://dayonemedia.bandcamp.com/album/mother-nature-wants-you-dead
Dos Noun (PGH) – https://soundcloud.com/dos-noun
Mr. Owl (PGH) – https://soundcloud.com/mr-owl-1
Fortified PhonetX (PGH) – http://www.fortifiedphonetx.bandcamp.com/
Saturday March 9th @ Timebomb
200 S Highland Ave
12-8pm Sale 20% Off the Entire Store
DJ’s Rob Children, Big Phil & MR. OWL on the wheels playing Biggie all day long!
Moët toast at 6pm, MR. OWL spinning from 6-8pm
Wednesday, March 6th 2013 @ 7pm-10pm
Brillobox upstairs – 4104 Penn Ave
Our Pittsburgh Soundcloud Meetup group will assemble again on Wednesday March 6th. We welcome musicians, producers, vocalists, radio broadcasters and other sound professionals, as well as any and all members of the interested public, to join us. The atmosphere of our meetups is casual and workshop-style. We would like to thank our new hosts at Brillobox – we will now be enjoying a proper club sound system, a projector with projection screen, and upgraded seating!
We will begin the evening with an introductory discussion about the new Soundcloud interface changes and features, hosted by our friend DJ Spaed.
Then we get into the sessions. Here’s how it works: Each session is an opportunity for a local Soundcloud user – whether producer, DJ, radio host or otherwise – to share their chosen craft with us. With the aid of video projection and full sound system, the session host will take us through their process or lead a discussion about a topic of relevance, with the opportunity for the group to ask questions. This will be audio-recorded and archived to Soundcloud for all the world to hear.
SESSION #1: PANDEMIC PETE
SESSION #2: CRYOVERB
SESSION #3: SUN TURRET
Other ideas for future meetups are welcome, please get involved and become part of our thriving offline community!
- Facebook Event Listing
- Meetup.com Event Listing
- Join the Pittsburgh Soundcloud Meetup group on Facebook
- Add your tracks to the Pittsburgh Soundcloud Meetup group on Soundcloud