Last night was packed out at IHC Sundays with AC Slater, Tittsworth, Jokers of the Scene, and Franki Chan! We’d like to thank everyone who came out in support and hope that you’ll come out this weekend for another incredible show! Coming up on Sunday, June 23rd, join us as we bring you DJ Green Lantern, Arnold of M|O|D, Falcons, and Kittens for the next IHC Sundays at Drai’s . Rochester DJ, Green Lantern brings the sounds of east coast TRAP to L.A. for a night of turn up. He’ll be joined by Arnold of Boston outfit M|O|D whose sets will make your body quake! L.A.’s own Falcons serve up their blend of R&B Bass music alongside Kittens who’ll spin the latest jams in hip-hop and beyond. RSVP for free entry before 11pm and come out for another epic IHC Sundays!
D.C. producer, Tittsworth not only specializes in moombahton and trap under his own label T&A records, credited with producing the world’s first official Moombahton release, he is also one of the founding fathers of U-Street Music Hall in Washington D.C. Jesse Tittwsorth has found that rare middle ground and continues to grow as music changes. His overall vibe is an eclectic combination of moombahton, trap, and electro.
Fresh off last year’s Juicy Jorts EP featuring Rez and Des McMahon, Tittsworth has been gearing up for a busy 2013. Collaborating with acts like Theophilus London and Laidback Luke, you’ll want to keep an ear out for his new remixes this Summer. His latest remix of Ciara’s Body Party is off the charts. If you listen to this one expecting just moombahton you’ll be surprised to find it has incredible variety. Body Parts was an R&B original, but after Tittsworth flipped it with an addictive melody and a quick percussion line, the house music influence is undeniable. Tittsworth shines his sheer musical ingenuity on this remix.
Best of all Tittsworth just moved to the City of Angels. Be sure to come out to Drai’s Hollywood this Sunday to see him live along with AC Slater, Jokers of the Scene and our very own Franki Chan to give him a proper ‘Welcome to LA.’ Doors at 10 pm, free before 11 pm with RSVP.
JayceeOh’s DJing prowess goes back much further than his recent victory on VH1′s “Master of the Mix!” Born an Angelino, Jayceeoh went to High School in Pittsburgh, PA, and attended Emerson College in Boston. After graduating he spent 4 years in New York before moving back to L.A. in 2010 to hone his skills. Now he has emerged as a breakthrough talent and is headed towards a bright future. I caught up with him after his recent set at IHC Sundays! Take a look below…
First off it’s a real pleasure meeting you. I’m definitely a fan of your work and am very curious how you career began?
I started my career as a hip-hop battle DJ working closely with underground rappers and touring the world with them. I focused on becoming more of a party DJ than a “keep it real” hip-hop underground dude. Took a bunch of time, and studied various types of music I wanted to incorporate in my club sets. I started the Super 7 Mix Series that year as well, where I feature six world class DJs and myself on a mix where each DJ gets 10 mins to do their thing. The Super 7 series emphasizes the art of DJing and creative mixes rather than just playing the hottest track of the time. Some DJ’s featured have been Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip, Gaslamp Killer, Cosmo Baker, Thee Mike B, U-Tern, and Revolution to name a few. Since being back in LA I have been playing most of the A-list bottle service club’s when I am not doing tour dates. At the same time I make sure to book sets for real music lovers and fans at parties like The Do-Over and iHeartcomix.
What differences do you noticed about the LA scene as opposed to NY?
I think the LA music scene is more open to showing people love. NYC is full of tough love. Even if people fuck with you and like your shit, the odds of them actually coming out and showing love is low.
Congrats on winning the “Master of the Mix” by the way. Tell me a little bit about the show.
Smirnoff’s “Master Of The Mix” TV show on VH1 was very similar to say “Top Chef” for DJ’s. The show started with 19 DJs from across the country, and every episode had a specific challenge testing the DJs versatility and skill level. Each episode someone was sent home. As things got down to the Finals, competition got much tighter and it became anyones title for the taking. The prize was $250,000 and a year contract as Smirnoff’s official DJ. This show is historical in the sense that it’s the first reality TV show for DJs on national television, as well as the largest grand prize in the history of DJing.
Was this your first time being on broadcast television?
It actually wasn’t the first time I have been on TV. Last year I performed on Conan O’Brien and as 90210 alongside rapper Sammy Adams.
Did you become friends with any of the other DJs that were in the competition or was it all business?
Yes. the camaraderie was very high considering the stakes. I became friends with a bunch of the cast members and we still keep in touch.
One of the highlights of the show was hearing the DJs articulate their process. Did you learn anything from others process or sort of stick to what you know?
I definitely took notes on other processes, good and bad. I would analyze it to my own process and take it for what it was. Most of the time I stuck to my own process which I knew would work well. I think it worked out for me. haha.
I’m a huge fan of your latest REMIX with B-Sides of French Montana Ft. Mavado’s “F#ck What Happens”! What inspired you to remix this particular track?
I was listening to the original of that song when it first dropped and loved the Mavado sample. I am a sucker for gully reggae vocals. The rest of the song lacked energy, so I wanted to make a version of the song that had the flavor of the Mavado vocals then dropped into something more melodical with a big drop. I chopped up the rough idea then got in the lab with B-Sides and brought it all to life. We are very happy with it.
So much of DJing is knowing the tracks you mix intimately. With so much music being produced these days do you find most of your inspiration from what’s new or find new ways to revive and remix songs from the past?
I lean towards both sides of the spectrum. I find most of my inspiration for production from new songs and trends in music. But then I always go back to classic material as a reference point. I want the music I make to be timeless.
You’ve become a hot commodity since winning the “Master of the Mix.” Have you noticed any significant changes in your lifestyle or is this something you’ve been preparing for?
Well. The TV show was filmed in January, so I have known the outcome but had to keep it a secret which was difficult. As much as that sucked, it gave me lead time to prepare for everything that is happening now. Production is my main focus, and now that peoples eyes are on me I plan on dropping a lot of new material.
What’s in store for 2013?
Man, 2013 is gonna be that year. Every year people are like this is my year, then the next year they are like NO, this is gonna be my year. But finally I can confidently declare that 2013 will be my year. I have tons of production coming out, and recently signed with the Windish Agency. I have a new management team that is great and with a huge company like Smirnoff backing me I really think sky is the limit. Time to make some big records!
We look forward to hearing more from DJ Jayceeoh this year and are honored he was able to play for IHC Sundays last week. He’s already making good on his promises with a new remix of Estelle’s Do My Thing feat. Janelle Monae, available for free download above. We wish him the best and can’t wait until the next time around. IHC Sundays continues this weekend with AC Slater, Tittsworth, Jokers of the Scene, and Franki Chan! RSVP below.
IHEARTCOMIX is happy to announce Light Asylum, Dangerous Boys Club, Youth Code, and Believer/Law on Saturday, September 28th at Los Globos. Brooklyn based CYP2 alumn, Shannon Funchess returns to Los Angeles to perform her retro sounding post punk synth pop along side electro outfit Dangerous Boys Club whose new album Pris dropped in April. Youth Code will be rocking Globos with their industrial dance music and Believer/Law will set the tone for the night of post punk, industrial noise music. Tickets go on sale Monday, June 17th so pick them up in advance. Get ready to dance in the dark for this show!
Tickets are available HERE.
This past Tuesday night at the Echoplex Check Yo Ponytail 2 made history once again with a packed to capacity show that did not disappoint. The line-up was eclectic as always but talented as ever. Anamanaguchi and Chrome Sparks were finishing up a US tour and were joined by L.A. locals Juiceboxxx and D/A/D. Before the doors even opened the line stretched the length of the block and with E3 convention in full swing the tech nerds and 8-bit geeks were in full force.
We’re always pumped for our supporting acts during sold out shows as they get to share their music with a large audience. Zach Robinson, aka D/A/D, was spreading the 80′s vibes with his elastic synths and throwback guitar solos. He earned himself a more than a few fans on Tuesday and once his new album The Construct drops his fan base will only grow stronger.
Next up was Chrome Sparks who honed their sound over the course of their tour and had the entire dance floor swaying to tracks from the new Sparks EP! The full band makes for a dynamic live performance that had the CYP2 crowd mesmerized for the entirety of the set.
Nothing could contain the energy of Thunder Zone CEO and IHEARTCOMIX homie Juiceboxxx as he prepared to assault the CYP2 stage. With his Beyond Thunder Zone Mixtape set to release this Summer, he served up a healthy helping of new tracks as well as all his classic bangers. His LIVE performance is unrivaled and pays homage to Journeyman Rap in Milwalkee Maniac fashion. After a break the audience was rabid for Anamanguchi to hit the stage and once they emerged the crowd went wild. They lit into their set with little hesitation feeding the crazed fans with tracks from the recently released Endless Fantasy album. Crowd favorites included Japan Air, Prom Night, and Bosozuku GF, but the elated crowd only asked for more at the end of an hour long set. The 8-bit boys returned to play their classic My Skateboard Will Go On which appeased the crowds thirst for more. This was certainly a CYP2 for the books. Check out the incredible photos through the lens of Caesar Sebastian!
View full photo set HERE.