Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mr. Bill hit by landslide, drops beats on crowd

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A couple of weekends ago, I joined my friend from NiirDanger Productions ( on a road trip from PDX to Seattle (Tacoma, actually) where she was to perform a belly dance for Mr. Bill. Mr. Bill is an Australian producer ( who was just wrapping his US Tour. He had sold out a TC Dubstep show in Minneapolis just weeks earlier, which caused some Midwest Pride to bubble up while I was talking with him.

Mr.Bill dropped some great music, I danced the entire time... but I'm posting today to share this story of his drive from Cali to Seattle. As it turns out, he was hit by a landslide --- literally. A massive tree smashed into his rental car.

After Bill's set I went to greet him at his vehicle before he tore off to his hotel. He was traveling with the cutest girl who begins to tell the story of the landslide...

This is the exciting tale of their rental car voyage:

(Download: right-click and 'Save As...')

Friday, August 31, 2012

Hot Jam Friday Lives On...

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Back in the day we would send out a hot, hot track every Friday along with an outline of our ideal weekend party vibe.

Well, I don't see why I need to stop! Check out these unstoppable jams and share them with your friends.

I won't stop the music as long as you don't stop the partying!

- Joyride

Or, better yet... join the new email list to make sure you don't miss a beat: 

Monday, July 09, 2012

The Barbecue Is Coming Back To Fargo

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You may have read on blog that Pete aka The Grillmaster and Icedbreaks Entertainment are teaming up again in August for another Summertime Barbecue in Oak Grove Park.

In order to guarantee the event runs smoothly, we are running a small fundraising effort to pay for the permits and materials to make the food, music, and fun happen. You can see the progress toward our goal in the right side column.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Regarding the blog post by Deadmau5

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This post is a commentary regarding this post: We All Hit Play -
I also commented on the Dj Joyride facebook page.(

It made me feel like it is best to struggle, innovate, adjust, try new things than be at the top of the industry. Sure, fame and money come, but Mau5 is earning a living and sacrificing his pleasure on stage for money. However, I bet he does have fun in the studio.

On the other side of the coin, Deadmau5 is also saying that the reason anyone does shows is for the fans, and that is somewhat true. But I think back to the roots of hip hop. The DJ, the BBoy, and the MC. All three have a great time because the others are there. That is what I want to build and be a part of. I want to Dj for promoters that enjoy promoting alongside dj's and MCs that are also having a blast. I want to work with nerdy lighting / sound guys that are loving and innovating and improving. I want to see fans and meet the greatest new friends I can ask for. If my events need to be small because it takes me some time to network and find the right people, so be it. It is worth the time and investment. EDM is a great experiment and it is how I have met my closest friends as well as hundreds of other excellent people, including you. :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Raul (b/k/a R.A.W. & 6BLOCC & BBOY3000) in Portland

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Recorded live on the dancefloor Sunday, February 20, 2012:
2:33am: PLAY 6BLOCC (R.A.W.) Recording at GrooveSuite
What it look like? What it is! 
Thanks to Jadis Minds Eye for putting this together.

More recordings:
p.s. - dubplate madness can destroy your feet. (source)