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A RIZO favorite, LUCY LUXE is no stranger to the bass scene. This kick ass DJ/Producer is well known as 1/2 of the Minneapolis based duo, DIRTY TALK. The pair had top charting releases on Beatport via PLAY ME RECORDS with support from artists such as BENGA, REID SPEED, ZEDD, DILLON FRANCIS, and BRO SAFARI.
Venturing in a new direction, LUCY LUXE has released her first solo project titled, THE XX REIGN. This double banger EP is brought to you by DJ SLUGGO’s label, ULTRAGORE RECORDINGS, whose roster includes JRABBIT, HELICOPTER SHOWDOWN, MANTIS, NERD RAGE, MESSINIAN, TIM ISMAG + more. Expecting nothing less from this emerging talent, LUCY LUXE delivers straight fire with this release. Let the XX REIGN begin.
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Welcome to Volume 4 of the PUSSY POWER MINI MIX SERIES featuring F∆†∆LE aka Lady Vice. The mixes will be uploaded every two weeks, highlighting some of the hardest working ladies behind the decks. RIZO is proud to announce F∆†∆LE as their newest resident artist, the team is very excited to welcome her to the crew! She is not only one of the hardest working female DJs in the scene, but is also the CEO and Founder of JUICY ENTERTAINMENT, a world wide professional Troupe of Dancers, Models, DJs, Producers. F∆†∆LE is currently on her second US tour, with plans to return to LA in July and continue work on her up coming releases.
“She’s one of LA’s most infamous Bad Girls with a U.S.A. Tour set for Spring 2013 and a few up and coming releases on the way; this jack of all trades, formally known as Lady Vice, F∆†∆LE is not just a World Record breaking artist (She performed alongside KASKADE during the E3 Gaming Convention in 2012) She is also your modern day female revolutionist. F∆†∆LE said in an interview earlier this year…”I was brought up with the belief that Men rule the world and that Woman are here to serve Man. However, the career path I’ve chosen is the EXACT opposite of that. WOMAN RULE THE WORLD in my eyes; it’s never easy, everyday is a struggle, but it’s a positive struggle and there’s no greater feeling than to set goals and to reach them daily.” At the young age of 22, F∆†∆LE has managed to receive the love and support from DJs all around the globe as she plans to reach International fame come 2014! (you GO GIRL!).”
-Premiere Events, LA (Fall 2012)
“I love when female artists charge the scene and do it better than the boys. They always have some twist on their tracks that give a bit extra sex appeal. Fatale has got her sound down and it’s got mass appeal. She’s been up with all the fresh styles since starting out a few years back, going from dubs to drums to trapstyle, and doing it all damn well…”
-Tug Boat Music Blog (Winter 2013)
Welcome to Volume 4 of the PUSSY POWER MINI MIX SERIES featuring DIRTY TALK. The mixes will be uploaded every two weeks, highlighting some of the hardest working ladies behind the decks. DIRTY TALK combines the talents of DJ Monica Farr & Jordan Osten, Aka DJ Lucy Luxe. The duo has been dropping bombs and blowing people’s minds with their bass oozing tracks at shows across the nation! Dominating everything from dirty electro, drumstep, dubstep, and moombahton on the decks, they get the audience jumping and screaming for more. DIRTY TALK has been a part of Sound In Motion, one of the biggest EDM promotional companies in the Mid West. As resident DJs they have shared the bill with such artist as Skrillex, Andy Moor, Basshunter, Deadmau5, Steve Angello, Reid Speed, Mord Fustang, Tiesto, Calvertron, J. Rabbit, Feed me, Zeds Dead, Figure, Hulk, and FS. DIRTY TALK signed to Reid Speed’s dubstep label “Play Me Too Records” in November 2010 when they collaborated with Nostalgia and remixed Vaski’s Jelly tune. The track was released in 2011 on Beatport. DIRTY TALK has also released promo tunes such as a remix of Oblivion’s Bass Freq, and Don Didded with Messinian. They have also done remixes for artists such as Omega & Fast foot. In 2011 DIRTY TALK released their new EP on Play Me Records Too, combining drumstep and dubstep. Some music on the EP featured music with artists such as Boy Kid Cloud, Captain Panic, Dirtyloud, Maksim, and Messinian. DIRTY TALK also had some Halloween fun and released “The Play Me Family” on Play Me Too’s Horrors of Halloween compilation. The Duo is currently in the studio working hard on a brand new EP.
Volume 3 of the PUSSY POWER MINI MIX SERIES featuring REID SPEED. The mixes will be uploaded every two weeks, highlighting some of the hardest working ladies behind the decks. Reid Speed has been a dancefloor destroyer for over a decade and is recognized worldwide as a pioneer of the multi-genre bass music movement. From her start at legendary NYC drum & bass store/label Breakbeat Science to founding her own labels Play Me Records and Play Me Too, she has remained a fan favorite DJ, a chart topping producer, and has been an instrumental pioneer of the North American Bass Music sound. With her keen ear, Play Me has become a launchpad for more hot new artists than any other label of its kind, helping to kickstart the careers of the likes of Dillon Francis, Figure, Bare, J. Rabbit, RUN DMT, Cyberoptics, and many more. Reid is one of the few who opened the door and who continues to set the standard high for women in EDM.
Volume 2 of the PUSSY POWER MINI MIX SERIES featuring MAIELI. The mixes will be uploaded every two weeks, highlighting some of the hardest working ladies behind the decks. Maieli is a DJ/Producer from Los Angeles influenced heavily by the diverse music scene of the city. She incorporates different genres to provide groovy bass heavy mixes as well as producing her own tracks and remixes.
Welcome to Volume 1 of the PUSSY POWER MINI MIX SERIES. The mixes will be uploaded every two weeks, highlighting some of the hardest working ladies behind the decks. Kicking off the series we have VON KISS, a DJ/Producer based out of San Diego, but sharing her skills with the globe. She has DJ’d all over the world, but you can often find her DJing at one of her residencies in San Diego, Las Vegas or Los Angeles.
“I am a DJ and a Producer. A beat connoisseur. I love to dance and make people dance. Music is my life. “Kiss the Beat” xoxoxo”-VON KISS
For all things VON KISS visit: VONKISS.COM
We’d like to welcome CHλSI∏G DRλGθ∏Z to THE RIZO team. The duo combines the musical talents of Tarantino Quen & Alecks RIZO. Heavily influenced by all things bass, these two audio hustlers bring a fresh new approach to the EDM scene. The duo plans to release their first EP #PuffTheMagic in early 2013 along with their debut music video. Stay tuned to this space for more updates and releases. Cop their free tune –GUCCI MANE-FUCK YOU RMX– FREE DOWNLOAD BELOW!
Our good friend BARE just reached 35 thousand followers on Facebook, and to celebrate this big milestone he is giving away BASS STAR!!! Make sure to cop this fresh tune for FREE as well as his massively popular remix of SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA’s SAVE THE WORLD. Catch BARE December 8th 2012 in LAS VEGAS NV, as he tears it up with the likes of FEI-FEI, DANI DEAHL, CAPTAIN PANIC, ASHTROBOT, & FRENETIC at BASS GARDEN.
Jordan “Lucy Luxe” Osten is one half of Dynamic Bass Duo: Dirty Talk. In the start of 2010, Luxe met Monica Farr, they decided to combine their love of music to form the duo. Dirty Talk quickly began playing out weekly in Minneapolis and opened up for the likes of Steve Angello, Reid Speed, Zeds Dead, and many more. Dirty Talk got in contact with Play Me Records owner Reid Speed after winning a remix contest with friend Nostalgia for Vaski. They then cut a deal for an EP to be released on Play Me too Records in October of 2011. They have also had releases on Tycho Records, Dirt Lies & Audio, Rude Bass Records, and Atomic Zoo Recordings.
Continuing with Dirty Talk, Luxe has recently began smashing in the studio, creating some of her own tunes while also DJing sets. Hard in the studio working on everything from Trap, Drumstep, Dubstep, to even Progressive house, Lucy Luxe is definitely someone to keep an eye out in the next year. RIZO was fortune to be able to sit down with Lucy Luxe for a little Q & A session after completing this month’s RIZOCast, which you can cop at the bottom on the page.
R: Tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
L: I was born in Minnesota and currently reside in Minneapolis and am 22 years old. Most people know me as half of the female duo Dirty Talk. Right now I’m currently going to school weekdays and am about to finish up my Associates Degree. On the weekends I am usually either traveling playing shows, hitting up the studio, or at local shows with friends. I first started djing when I was 17 with Minneapolis based EDM promoting company Sound In Motion and started producing when I was 20 with Monica for Dirty Talk. I love just about anything to do with music and also love my chihuahua, hats, nike dunks, mojitos, horror movies, and lots of underground hip hop.
R: How did you start DJing? How long have you been touring?
L: I have been DJing since I was 17 years old when I took all my graduation money and bought some decks, a mixer, cheap shitty speakers, and some sony headphones to mess around on and quickly fell in love with the art of mixing music. After Monica and I got signed as Dirty Talk we joined an agency very quickly after and started traveling and headlining our own shows across the nation so about 2 years of touring.
R: Tell us a little bit about the success of the Dirty Talk in the last two years and the success of the EP on Play me.
L: Dirty Talk merely started because Monica and I both loved music and were living together. Both of us being female DJs with the same taste, we were regularly competing for slots at shows which led to some hostility. The Hostility really gave us the idea to just join forces which rapidly became a hit in Minneapolis. We were getting booked every weekend for whatever show it was at the time. After the EP release on Play Me Too records, people everywhere started to know who Dirty Talk was. The EP had great success on Beatport, I think all songs were in the top 100 and Unruly sat in the top 10 for weeks and even hit number 2. The EP itself was in the top releases for a while also. When we started playing around the nation people really were in shock I think partly because we were two females who knew how to really tear shit up and that is all so common in this male dominated industry.
R: What artists have you worked/collabed with?
L: We have had the pleasure of working with many different artists! We have worked on collabs with people such as Messinian, Boy Kid Cloud, Dirtyloud, Captain Panic, Oscillator Z, and Nostalgia!
R: What kind of music did you grow up listening to, and do you think it influences you in production today?
L: I grew up listening to a lot of underground hip hop and 90′s hip hop. I don’t think a lot of the underground hip hop I listened to really influences my music but I could be very wrong, I just enjoy listening to it when I am trying to chill out. I also really had a love for Radiohead back in highschool, Kid A was earth shattering to my mind and ears. My EDM love started out with electro and grew into a deep love for techno music untill I met monica which is when I expanded DJing to electro and eventually dubstep, drumstep, ect.
R: What kind of music do you listen to outside of bass music?
L: Now a days my pandora list is filled with producers such as Living Legends, Dr Dre, Cunninlynguists, A Tribe called quest and of course Minneapolis hometown hip hop hero Atmosphere.
R: We understand you are currently working on a solo career as well, tell us about that.
L: I am currently in the studio working on some of my own tunes. The shit I am producing ranges from progressive house, dubstep, drumstep, to trap and I have also created a lot of chiller dub stuff lately as well so I’m kind of all over the places right now with sounds. I tend to be quite melodic with my music so don’t expect some boring shit.
R: What equipment do you use to DJ? What program(s) do you use for production?
L: To DJ I use just CD’s no computers or controllers! I prefer to use Pioneer CDJ 2000′s because of the immaculate build they have. At home I just mess around on Pioneer CDJ 850′s. I also prefer a Pioneer CDJ 800-900 for a mixer. The Pioneer 2000 mixer is just too big and kinda pointless to me for what I use the mixer for. As far as production I produce in Ableton. I use a lot of Massive, Predator, FM8, and Sylenth to name a few.
R:Your sets are always high energy. How do you feel about your stage presence? Do you think it enhances the experience for the audience?
L: I started performing doing competitive dance when I was 2 years old so performing on a stage is nothing new to me. I am not shy at all about expressing my feelings on stage or in front of a large crowd of people, it isn’t even something I really think about when I DJ. I just dance how the music makes me feel, I mean I’m picking the songs so it’s very easy for me to get into what I’m playing. I think being a high energy performer is key to being a good DJ. People that know how to mix very well but don’t get into their sets are pretty boring to me, its hard to get into the music when the DJ themselves doesn’t seem that interested in it or are buried in their laptops.
R: What are some of the cities you’ve played? Which show has been the most memorable?
L: I have played in so many places such as Los Angeles, Washington D.C, Orlando, Detroit, Chicago, even in San Juan, Puerto Rico! It is hard to say what my most memorable show has been but Los Angeles was probably one of the best. It was the first time I had ever been to LA and to top it off, I got to hang with some of my idols in the business; J. Rabbit, Reid Speed, and Figure. Every city I go to is a different awesome experience of meeting new people and getting to see how different parts of the United States get down to bass music.
R: What can we expect from Lucy Luxe in the next year?
L: The next year has a lot of work in it for myself. Still touring with Monica as Dirty Talk and working on a new EP are in the mix as well as working on some of my own stuff, which I am REALLY excited to be doing! As I see it for my career, the “plans” I have as a producer/DJ is to keep expanding my knowledge and skills to maximum potential to ensure a well earned rise to the top
GIANT THANKS TO LUCY LUXE FOR THE Q&A, now enjoy this nasty filthy blunt bitches and snowflake filled mix!
Austin, TX own RUN DMT’s sound is a reflection of a torrid love affair with heavy basslines, thunderous beats, and haunting melodies. Forming in the summer of 2010, RUN DMT decided to take the approach of no-holds-barred heavy bass music without borders, touching on Dubstep, Drumstep, Moombahton, UK Funky, atmospheric Downtempo and more. In its short 1.5 year of history it has made high profile appearances at Camp Bisco, Nocturnal Festival, Bass Invasion, and Snowglobe Music Festival. Its original productions and remixes have become recent playlist staples for DJs ranging from Bassnectar to MSTRKRFT to Craze to 12th Planet and beyond.
RUN DMT’s first official release on Play Me Records shot straight to the TOP TEN on Beatport with “Drop Top” hitting #2 on the Drum & Bass Charts, and “Bro 2.0” hitting #3 on the Dubstep Charts. RUN DMT has released tracks on JFK’s Teenage Riot Records, Evol Intent, T&A and Heavy Artillery, and are featured on the soundtrack for the video game, “Mortal Kombat” (2011). RUN DMT has also remixed for the likes of Bird Peterson, Asking Alexandria, and Figure. The debut full length album “Union of Opposites” to be released in June 2012 on Play Me Records worldwide and will feature the likes of Chali 2na, Dj Swamp, and more.
RUN DMT Presents: The Existential Mix, featuring 58 tracks of sonic debauchery.
Artwork by: Michael Fasano
1. RUN DMT – Prologue
2. Pharoahe Monch – Simon Says (Etc!Etc! & Brillz Remix)
3. RUN DMT – This or That feat. Chali 2na & DJ Swamp
4. Knife Party – Bonfire
5. Dirt Monkey & Mista Movie – Creature of the Night
6. TC – Tap Ho (Taxman Remix) – RUN DMT vs. Black Rob Edit
7. Jibbs – Chain Hang Low (Crizzly & AFK Remix)
8. Zardonic, Mark Instinct, RUN DMT, Numbernin6 – Real Steel (Robot Sex Edit)
9. RUN DMT – Leave With Us
10. Danny Byrd feat. MC Curse – B.R.I.S.T.O.L.
11. Birdy Nam Nam – Goin’ In (Skrillex Remix)
12. Bare & Datsik – King Kong (Terravita Remix)
13. Bro Safari & Knuckle Children – Mr. Nice Guy
14. Dream – Go Hard (Crizzly Remix)
15. Jantsen & Dirk Monkey – In the Mood
16. Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover (Caspa Remix)
17. Bro Safari & Knuckle Children – Freak
18. Dillon Francis – Masta Blasta (The Rebirth)
19. Waka Flacka Flame – Rooster In My Rari (Proper Villians Remix)
20. Baauer – Yeow
21. AFK & Jantsen – Shake That
22. Flinch – DYNL
23. Major Lazer – Original Don (Helicopter Showdown vs. Flosstradamus Remix)
24. School – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Bro Safari & UFO! Remix)
25. Gosteffects – Slave To the Sweat (RUN DMT Remix)
26. AFK – Pinkman
27. Diamond Pistols & Trapback – Robbery
28. Total Recall – Dosage (Cyberoptics Remix)
29. Schroff – Uptown Soldier
30. RUN DMT – Shaman Juice
31. RUN DMT – Drop Top II
32. Bingo Players – Rattle (Candyland Remix)
33. Proper Villians & Reid Speed – Block Start Blowin Up
34. Proper Villians & Rex Riot – Vaporize
35. TC – New Style (Dirt Monkey Remix)
36. RUN DMT – Polarity
37. K+Lab – Need To Know (Blunt Instrument Remix)
38. Feed Me – Pink Lady
39. J. Rabbit – Mistadobolina
40. Kill the Noise – Roots (Brillz Remix)
41. Hirshee & Sue Cho – Hold On To Love (Killagraham Remix)
42. DANK – Blow Me
43. Etc!Etc! & Brillz feat. Whiskey Pete – Bueller
44. The Bolivian Marching Affair – Escape Reality
45. Bassnectar feat. Lupe Fiasco – Vava Voom (Bassnectar Remix)
46. Elvis Traverso – Work Dat Shit (Static Groove Remix)
47. Diplo – Express Yourself (Gent & Jawns Remix)
47. Bro Safari – Scumbag
48. Drake – Draped Up (Taso Remix)
49. RUN DMT – Trampoline
50. Yheti Master – On the Dancefloor (Taso Remix)
51. RUN DMT – 1983 (Good to Me)
52. Brillz & Whiskey Pete – Acid Trippin’
53. RUN DMT – Bass Drum (Steptech Remix)
54. Modeselektor – Weed Wid Da Maka (Bassnectar Remix)
55. Netsky – 911
56. Tony Anthem & Axl Ender – Rise (Urban Assault Remix)
57. Major Lazer – Get Free (Andy C Remix)
58. Teebee & Calyx – Elevate This Sound