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2006 Stories by Drexel Faris

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  • The Beatdown

    published October 26, 2006

    Joey Beltram highlights an all-star lineup at the Meltdown Block Party on Saturday, October 28 at Lizard Lounge and Club Seven. More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published October 19, 2006

    Back in 1999, when Sander Kleinenberg burst onto the global club scene, the still-wet-behind-the-headphones DJ/producer made his name by pushing... More >>

  • Drop the Lime

    published September 28, 2006

    The current reigning ambassador of the loosely defined mash-it-up genre known as breakcore, Luca Venezia--aka Drop the Lime--has been expanding... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published July 27, 2006

    Pop-culture logic dictates that Ben Watt should probably be making out with Scary Spice on the British version of The Surreal Life at this... More >>

  • Not-So-Fresh Prince

    published July 27, 2006

    How did Diplo, a dinosaur-loving, M.I.A.-supporting, crunk-spinning white kid from Florida, become the hottest party DJ in Philadelphia (if not... More >>

  • John Tejada

    published July 13, 2006

    One is the loneliest number, but when coding binary beats in the musical matrix, 0010101 comes a close second. Ask John Tejada: Considering his... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published July 6, 2006

    Whatever name you call him by--sHack, Simon Shackleton or Elite Force--the British DJ is widely recognized as one of the top breaks producers in... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published June 8, 2006

    The story of 37-year-old DJ Iz (Joshua Michael) starts off much like those of other house jocks of his generation: "Growing up in Chicago, blah,... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published June 1, 2006

    In 1989, Lee Coombs began his dance floor career spinning at acid-house parties in London and Cambridge. He quickly became the resident DJ at the... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published May 18, 2006

    Just as Chuck Berry is to rock 'n' roll or Run-D.M.C. to hip-hop, Derrick May's intrinsic value to the sound known as techno simply cannot be... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published April 27, 2006

    Drawing on influences ranging from Godflesh to John Cage, Miguel Trost Depedro (better-known as Kid 606) wields his laptop with lethal accuracy,... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published April 6, 2006

    Just like 50 Cent's ninth bullet wound or a glowing review in MaximumRocknRoll, geography is often the secret to cred in the EDM DJ scene.... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published March 16, 2006

    Dallas has always had its fair share of DJ and production talent; with that in mind, it's no small compliment to call Demarkus Lewis the hottest... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published February 16, 2006

    As far as crazy parties go, I've seen my fair share of glowsticks, but in the summer of '99, I found myself on the side of a mountain outside Los... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published February 9, 2006

    In the hedonism of the early '90s UK club scene, something had to give. Sounds had stagnated and people were starting to understand the "dark... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published January 26, 2006

    When DJ Pedro Sanchez comes cruising into Club One on his "Sledgehammer" bike Friday night, I wonder if he'll have any sweet turntable skills in... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published January 19, 2006

    Evil Eddie Richards' legendary dance résumé should be an easy sell in any forward-thinking metropolitan town, right? He played early... More >>

  • The Beatdown

    published January 12, 2006

    There used to be a jungle illuminati of sorts in the UK. No, really. In the late '90s when D&B was crossing over and cheesing out some of the top... More >>

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