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Gossamer Swatch Sessions: Barishnikov Edition
October 14, 2011 11:33 AM PDT
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Baryshnikov is the DJ and production duo of Mike Dextro and My Pal the Crook. The two childhood friends reunited to work together in early 2010 to explore their shared love of Acid House, Freestyle, Synthpop, Italo, EBM and New Beat.

DJ/Producer, Mike Dextro has worked with the likes of Proper Villains and The Tom Tom Club to name a few and remains a fixture at various NY dance parties. My Pal the Crook is Мишка's co-owner and creative director venturing from the world of streetwear into music production and DJing.
Over the past year the duo have remixed for Blessure Grave, My Gold Mask, Unstoppable Death Machines, CREEP and Hussle Club along with completing two other mixtapes, "White Nights," "Beware of Darkness" and "Relics of Dune." They are currently working on a debut EP and have remixes for Drop the Lime, SPF 4000, Funerals and Cosmo Memory on the horizon.

Gossamer Swatch Sessions: Valissa Yoe Edition
October 12, 2011 03:32 PM PDT
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Fashion Stylist, Makeup Artist, and DJ


Valissa Yoe prides herself in being a true renaissance woman. Raised in Westchester, the Big
Apple was only a train ride away. Valissa moved to the city to attend FIT for Fashion Design.
Right out of school she began working as a designer for KAI MILLA (Stevie Wonder’s wife).

Valissa Yoe became a New York personality in great demand as an innovative powerhouse
in the creative image market as a fashion stylist and makeup artist for clients such as MTV,
Comedy Central, Vera Wang, Google, Sony Music, Donald Trump, Miss USA, Ethan Hawke,
Tyson Beckford, and Oprah to name a few. Her work has her traveling from New York to
London, Paris and Rome. Valissa Yoe is known for her stunning red coif with the appeal of
Jessica Rabbit and the expression of Patricia Field. Valissa takes inspiration from the late and
great McQueen, Chanel, Leigh Bowery and Warhol.

After styling a range of musicians like Jay Sean, Drop the Lime, Ryan Leslie, Kid Cudi and
Amanda Blank it was a natural progression for Valissa Yoe to begin djing in 2010. Her first
dj gigs was opening for famed DJ A-trak and hip hop superstar, Drake. In one year time she
has graced her skills at The Box, Le Bain at The Standard Hotel, The Thompson Hotel, East
Village Radio, Brooklyn Bowl, Club 57, Topshop and Canal Room to name a few.

Valissa Yoe’s has her finger on the pulse of what’s next in fashion makeup and music. She
continues to set trends and sway crowds. Valissa’s confidence and charisma.

Gossamer Swatch Sessions: The Captain Edition
October 12, 2011 03:39 PM PDT
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Patrick Rood a.k.a. The Captain, Vice President and co owner of Trouble & Bass Recordings, is a man of many talents that has been pushing and molding the Trouble & Bass artist roster and brand since his induction to the T&B Crew in 2007. When he's not globe trotting around as The Captain, he's at the T&B klubhaus juggling a thousand duties, from curating T&B Radio on Scion Radio 17, directing & producing music videos, art directing the next T&B release cover, managing the label releases, producing the next T&B events or designing the next T&B merch item. When he gets time to breathe he takes it to the club with his blend of House, Baltimore Breaks, Dubstep, Hip Hop, R&B and bass heavy music.

And let's not forget about his mean VHS collection, love for energy drinks and the biggest sweet tooth in all of Trouble & Bass.

Gossamer Swatch Sessions: JUBILEE Edition
October 12, 2011 04:03 PM PDT
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Though now splitting her time between Miami and Brooklyn, XLR8R’s “artist to watch” Jubilee will always be Brooklyn’s bass sweetheart. Known for her rambunctious combination of upfront bass music, UK house, and tropical flavors, she has become a surefire remedy for ailing dancefloors around the globe.

Co-opting her name from the X-Men character who shot fireworks out of her hands, Jubilee works similar magic when she steps into the DJ booth.

 But she’s also simply Jess, the one-time South Florida raver who grew up obsessively listening to Miami bass on the radio and dancing the night away at underground breaks parties. After making the move to NYC, she quickly infiltrated the DJ circuit and began turning heads with her knowledge of all things bass.

It’s the sweet mix of underground bass and tropical vibes that brings Jubilee from clubs and warehouse parties to the comfort of your own home. Her radio show Fireworks, on both Brooklyn Radio and Electric Soundstage (iHeartRadio’s new electronic station), continuously features fellow global producers such as Sinden, Bok Bok, Mike Q, and Star Eyes. Prior to Fireworks, she has DJed on East Village Radio and put together well received guest mixes for “The Mix Up” on Australia’s Triple J Radio and XLR8R Magazine’s esteemed podcast series.

You can also find Jubilee on the production end of things as one half of Bassanovva, a project with Canadian producer Grahmzilla (previously of Thunderheist). The duo’s debut EP, Chicken Lover, dropped this past November on Sinden’s Grizzly label.

 Be sure to also check out her Paypur EP with Udachi for the Nightshifters label, an imprint she runs with Jason Forrest (a.k.a. Dj Donna Summer). These days we have also seen official Jubilee remixes for some of the most buzzed about artists- Cubic Zirconia (with Proper Villians), Canblaster, and Creep (with Star Eyes).

As if that’s not enough, Jubilee also puts on the infamous Flashing Lights party (with Nick Catchdubs and DJ Ayres); named Best New Party at the Paper Magazine 2010 Nightlife Awards.

 Critical recognition is no stranger to Jess- in 2009, Sasha Frere-Jones invited her to perform at the New Yorker Festival—she was the only DJ on the bill. Jubilee regularly DJs throughout the US and Europe, and you will be sure to see a lot more of her bass-loaded fireworks on both sides of the Atlantic.

Gossamer Swatch Sessions: Star Eyes Edition
October 12, 2011 12:24 PM PDT
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Brooklyn Queen of Heavy Bass Star Eyes is known for throwing down raw, dirty underground tracks, from grime bangers to ghetto house, Miami bass classics to speaker-rattling dubstep stormers.
Spinning for more than 15 years, this veteran bad girl has always loved low-end—she was one of first female drum & bass DJs in the US (and a resident of S.F.’s long-running Eklektic night) as well as half of the Syrup Girls (called “New York’s best-kept secret” by New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones).
Star Eyes has played all over the world, from the Vans Warped Tour to Sonar Festival, from London’s famed Fabric to Berlin squats, from Cape Town to Burning Man, and opened for such acts as Diplo, Moby, AFI, The XX, The Streets, and Girl Talk. In 2006, Drop the Lime and Star Eyes founded the now world-famous Trouble & Bass crew/record label, which also includes AC Slater, The Captain, and affiliates worldwide.
In June 2009, the Trouble & Bass label released her first EP, Disappear, featuring a mix of goth and rave influences whipped into a style she calls “haunted house.” Since then she has unleashed more tracks for the label, including "Cry Baby," her White Gloves EP, and her forthcoming The Night EP (October/November 2011). She has also released remixes for Michna, Creep, Hussle Club, Hanuman, Riviera, Lil’ Tal, and Funerals, as well as several goth/industrial mixes (in conjunction with Psychic TV and Death in June, respectively) for Brooklyn clothing company Mishka NYC, whom she's sponsored by. Star Eyes vocals also appear on tracks by John B (Beta Recordings) and Passions (Kitsuné), and she is the former editor-in-chief of the music magazine XLR8R.

Gossamer Swatch Sessions: Proper Villains Edition
October 12, 2011 11:54 AM PDT
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Making waves in a genre that is already making waves, in 2011 Proper Villains is poised to help redefine dubstep. As we see it break away from its underground roots, becoming more mainstream, Proper Villains is one of the standout artists of this year, unabashedly mixing pop sounds and dirty bass into dance floor- friendly mayhem. While critics try to split this genre of music & sub-categorize it, Proper Villains borrows from his extensive background in electro, house, drum and bass, hip-hop, and uk garage to bridge the gaps in between. Jokingly describing his production style as "bass-ey awesomeness," he skillfully crafts dance floor bangers like his recent remix of "Bass Down Low" by the Cataracs ft. Dev (Universal).
A prolific remixer, his remixography includes such artists as Stereo MCs, The Cataracs, Kidz in the Hall, DJ Ayers, Theophilus London, Cubic Zirconia, Dirty Disco Youth and Ninjasonik. In collaboration with Jess Jubilee, he remixed Roxy Cottontail’s “Double Dare,” which was featured on the MTV show “My Life as Liz.”
Whether DJ'ing to a packed house, or producing a club hit, Proper Villains' talent for throwing in the unexpected gives his mixes that "Holy @#$%, did he really just do that" quality that keeps him in high demand. He just knows what makes you dance.
Selected Discography: Proper Villains "The Trick Baby EP" (Southern Fried) Proper Villains "Nightshifters Classics Vol. 3" (Nightshifters) Proper Villains "The Big Apple Bounce EP" (Flamin' Hotz) Proper Villains "Release the Hounds" b/w PV & Akademy "I Hate Everyone" (Play Me) Proper Villains & Submerged “Vale Tudo/The Fear” (Effect the Cause) Proper Villains "The Big Top EP" (Nightshifters)
Selected Remixography: Rochelle “Fer de Lance” Proper Villains remix (Southern Fried) Stereo MC's "Black Gold" Proper Villains remix (Graffiti) Lenka "Trouble is a Friend" Proper Villains & Mike Dextro remixes (Epic/Plant) Cubic Zirconia "Fuck Work" Proper Villains & Jess Jubilee remix (The Savant Guard) Roxy Cottontail "Double Dare" Proper Villains & Jess Jubilee remix DJ Ayre's "Got Me Gone" Nick Catchdubs & Proper Villains remix (T&A) Dirty Disco Youth “Heads Off...” Proper Villains Mo' Acid remix (Dim Mak) Maddjazz “Selekta Riddim” Proper Villains Remix Bird Peterson “Zutopong” Proper Villains Remix Ethix “Breakin' Bad” Nick Catchdubs & Proper Villains Pumper Remix (Meanbucket) Rampage “REACTIVATE” Proper Villains Remix