Two New Promo Videos

January 8th, 2014  / Author: djmichaelbasic

My good buddy VJ Jimbo was kind enough to edit together some video footage that Splyce shot for me at a couple gigs at USC in late 2013.  Both of these events were massive…huge production, C02, tons of party people, outdoors…amazing events both.  Shouts to Extreme Greeks for putting on the best college parties and booking me to rock them!

The first video is from the TKE Halloween party on October 31st:

The second is from the Phi Kappa Psi Winter Frost party on November 22nd:

Check ’em out!

Featured in the DJ City TV Video Series “Toneplay!”

December 5th, 2013  / Author: djmichaelbasic

Today I’m proud to announce that some of my material has been featured in a video for DJCityTV in their video series entitled “Toneplay.”

Toneplay is a relatively new addition to the artform of DJing where advances in technology make it possible to play specific pieces of a song like a piano.  “Cue points” can be assigned to specific notes or drums in a song, and triggered by pressing a button, so if cue points are set up properly, the notes of a song can be played like a piano.  The natural evolution of this is to take those notes and play another song.  This has been dubbed Toneplay, and is becoming prevalent in the DJ Battle scene.  Here’s my video, where I demonstrate a few of my toneplay routines:

It’s really an honor to have my material included…the good folks at DJ City told me that they’ve been pretty pick about who they’ve selected to contribute thus far, so there are only 5 videos preceding mine in the series, recorded by some absolutely stellar DJs.  These include VH1’s Master Of The Mix Star –  DJ Dynamix, 2012 Redbull Threestyle World Champ – Four Color Zack, LA Based DJ/Producer Morse Code, Q104.7’s Kidd Spin, and Power106’s Disko Drew.  You can check out their contributions to the Toneplay series here.

November Podcast is Up!

November 20th, 2013  / Author: djmichaelbasic

Here’s the latest edition of my mixshow on 96.1fm The Beat Colorado which I distribute as a podcast each month!  Click the image above to subscribe or the orange subscribe button at the top right side of the site! Once subscribed, will automatically download to your iTunes in the podcast section.

Don’t use iTunes?  You can use one of the other popular readers by clicking here and choosing your reader of choice.

In addition to my monthly mixshow, I’ll also use the podcast to distribute my other mixes. I do a top40/club mix about twice a year, and a house mix every 2-3 months. Watch this space for details on how to sign up for the podcast!

Finally, if you just wanna stream or download the mixes from here, links are provided below!  Enjoy!!!

 

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DJing in West LA this Friday!

October 2nd, 2013  / Author: djmichaelbasic

This Friday, October 4th, I’ll be making a rare appearance on the Westside of Los Angeles at Brennan’s Pub in Marina Del Rey!  This is a fun sports bar/pub that does turtle racing every Thursday night, and most of their entertainment is provided by live bands, so it’s an honor to be invited to DJ here!  I’m gonna play a very eclectic set including rock, top40, hiphop, and whatever else I’m feeling in the moment, so for all my friends who live on the westside, I hope to see you there!

Dave & Busters/Redbull DJ Battle!

September 20th, 2013  / Author: djmichaelbasic

Last night I competed in heat 6 of the Dave & Busters/Redbull Southern California DJ Mix-Off at the Dave & Busters in Irvine.  I was fortunate enough to take first place, which puts me in the finals against 8 other DJs for a chance to win $5,000 cash, a Dave & Busters Touring DJ Residency, the chance to be a Red Bull Event DJ, and tons of other prizes.  More importantly, I get to do my thing in front of a bunch of Red Bull reps, which might get me noticed enough to get invited to compete in the Red Bull 3Style competition, which is currently the premier party rocker DJ competition.  It also gives me the chance to DJ Red Bull events which would be an amazing opportunity.

 

My prizes last night included 2 really cool pairs of headphones from Munitio and a couple shirts from Armory Massive.

 

I continue to be thankful for all the support from my friends and family throughout my DJ career, and I hope some of you can make it to the Irvine Dave & Busters on October 10th for the finals!

Guest Mix on Exitos 93.9fm’s new show EDMentia!

September 14th, 2013  / Author: djmichaelbasic

I was recently asked to do a mix for a new House Music show on LA Radio. Exitos 93.9 has a new show weekends called EDMentia!  One of the fun things about this show is, it’s all done live in the studio.  No pre-recorded mix here.  So last Saturday night, I headed out to Burbank to play some of my favorite house tunes of the moment live on air.  My set time was 1-2am and I had a blast.  Special thanks to Jair for the connection, and El Colocho for hosting the show!

Here’s the mix, which you can download or stream from here…or, if you like what you hear, why not subscribe to my podcast!  Click the orange “subscribe to my podcast via itunes” button above and you’ll get free mixes automatically downloaded to your itunes whenever I make one!

 

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AXS Live Video Clips!

September 14th, 2013  / Author: djmichaelbasic

Here are the clips from my appearance on AXS TV’s AXS Live with Ryan Stout!

DJing live on AXS TV!

September 3rd, 2013  / Author: djmichaelbasic

 

Today I make my live TV debut! I’ll be rocking beats on the set of AXS Live, airing on AXS TV today at 4pm Pacific time. AXS TV is available from most TV providers, including channel 1106 on Uverse, 340 on DirecTV, 167 on DISH, and 569 on Verizon Fios.

Make sure and set your DVRs to catch this exciting opportunity!

 

“Now you can watch all the music industry’s hottest news and controversies live on television on AXS Live. AXS Live brings you LIVE performances from the hottest acts, plus music news you need to know.”

Power 106 Who’s Next in the Mix Contest!

August 14th, 2013  / Author: djmichaelbasic

 

Power 106, Los Angeles’ #1 hiphop station; known for it’s exceptional DJ sets, is hosting a mix contest this month.  They describe the competition as follows:

Power 106’s Who’s Next? In the Mix is out to find the next big DJ! DJs, this is your chance to showcase your talents and skills. It’s not a DJ BATTLE of just scratching or mixing beats, it’s finding the DJ who displays their talents through unique, creative, stylish mixes that people will talk about!

This type of contest is right up my alley, as I pride myself on creative wordplay, toneplay, and smooth mixing.  I’ve entered a set, which I’m quite proud of.  To vote for me, simply head to http://whosnext.power106.com/contest/in-the-mix-2013/artist/5449? and click the yellow Vote button, which will change to “Voted” once you have, but an hour after you vote, it will change back to “Vote” and you can vote again.  You must register an account to vote, but once you do, you can vote once an hour during the entire voting period, which spans from Friday, 8/16/13 at 5pm to Wednesday, 8/28/13 at 3pm.

Here’s the mix:

June Podcast is Up!

July 2nd, 2013  / Author: djmichaelbasic

Here’s the latest edition of my mixshow on 96.1fm The Beat Colorado which I distribute as a podcast each month!  Click the image above to subscribe or the orange subscribe button at the top right side of the site! Once subscribed, will automatically download to your iTunes in the podcast section.

Don’t use iTunes?  You can use one of the other popular readers by clicking here and choosing your reader of choice.

In addition to my monthly mixshow, I’ll also use the podcast to distribute my other mixes. I do a top40/club mix about twice a year, and a house mix every 2-3 months. Watch this space for details on how to sign up for the podcast!

Finally, if you just wanna stream or download the mixes from here, links are provided below!  Enjoy!!!

 

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