This video sums up what goes on in my marble. It's a great video and well created. Theme song for me during sxsw 2009.
Shout outs to: Fader Magazine crew, Frank 151 crew, Dubfrequency crew, Mad Decent crew, Matt Sonzala, IHEARTCOMIX crew, Jesse K, Paul Chang, Johnathan (ninja) Flufftronix, Skeet Skeet, Dirk Diggala, Mattnice, BRMG, Crop Diggie, Six Lounge, Toddy B, Tarek, Eric Power, Blaqstarr, Kid Cudi, Nick Catchdubs and the Fools Gold brigade, Danny Rocha, Kmac, Matt Costa, Haul, Emily Rabbit, Simon and the Taxlo crew, James Nasty, Sega, Tameli, Dirty South Joe, R.I.P. REMINGTON, Malu, Noah & Arron, Digiwaxx crew, Mo, Franki Chan, Dylan Roadie, Toxic Avengers, Wemakeyoufamous, DMG$, DJ Rhythmic, Fern from the famousish, Bun B, Lezlie Rogers for being Lezlie, Migs & crew from UloveI, my cabbies, the interns, Dreadedphoto, Barcelona, Mad Classy crew, Tash for wise words, Curt from flossy, tequila w/monster drank(don't do it), Jolie, Ren&Stimpy, Mike Relm, U God, and everyone else I was kickin it with going hard and worked with.
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I first ran into Shark week via the club scene in Austin after time and remember him telling me about his new weekly a while back and ventured in. Thought and still think it's one of the most fun weeklies. Good basslines and all that jazz. I'm starting to have some dub step in my sets now.
Where did you come up with the brilliant name Shark Week?
Hahaha it just kinda happened. I was picking out random dj names for a while just fuckin around, one day i went with sharkweek and some friends basically said i couldn't stop using it. I think its hilarious but it works, people don't forget shark week.
How long have you been djing for and how did you swim into dub step?
Started djing in late 2001/2002. Played drum and bass for a while in SanAntonio, eventually moved up to Austin in 04 and stopped playing out, just played hip hop at home with my roommate and would tag with friends and shit randomly. I didn't really get into dub step when I first heard it.. The first few tunes I heard were on laptop speakers and didn't do it justice at all. I started going to check out Weight @ Plush and got into Parson's Tractor Pull and Grommit's Crawlspace Funk mixes and pretty much loved it since then. Didn't start playing it alot until later but I haven't looked back. It's basically got everything i want out of some electronic dance music with a whole lot more bass and ladies love it.
How did the weekly develop? Hows it going? Any cool past and present and future guests? Who's entirely involved?
Well we went up to Barcelona to talk to Garrett, the bar manager after a friend had told us he was getting into dub step. We talked to him one night, then a week later we showed up with tunes and gave him a live demo. That was the first Sunday and its just kinda grown ever since. Mad Classy is Chango, JE, and myself. Parson & Marst have been down since day one also. we've got a big irresponsible family of crazy people with awesome ideas, its pretty dope.
Where do you see dubstep going as you hear through the water?
As far as growth, its been snowballing basically. every show we do has been pretty successful, and they keep getting better. We've had MRK1, 6Blocc, Joe Nice, OSC, and most recently Reso which was super dope. In the next few weeks we've got Matty G and Rusko coming in for sxsw. i have a feeling that's going to get pretty retarded awesome. We've got a small (pretty much some free beer) sponsorship with Heineken and recently got hooked up with Scion through you which is bad ass.
Dub step is exploding man.. I see Texas blowing up even more than it has been. This place is swimming with super talented people. The music is expanding in all directions also and more and more people are getting into it. I don't see it slowing down any time soon.
Do you and crew have an projects on expansion from Austin? Taking it to a new floor to get down on?
Shit I'd love to travel, I'm trying to get out to California sometime this summer to visit my sister and would love to line up some shows out there. For right now we play around Texas, mostly Austin and SanAntonio and clubs and these new raves they've got. played a Texas Dub show in Houston that was really dope. Hope to be back out there soon and want to hit up Dallas as well.
What's your favorite film monster?
The aliens from Alien count cause they're fucking ruthless.
I had the chance to check out Watchmen last night and thought it was pretty damn cool. I, admittedly, have not read the graphic novel on which it is based, so my impressions of the film are based solely on what I experienced while watching it.
One thing I have to say is that this film is Lord of the Rings style LOOONG. Some parts felt like they may have dragged on a bit, but I can also see why they would do this. If you are gonna try and make the definitive film to a piece of beloved literature, you better just go all out and do it proper. This film was made for the fans, obviously by a fan.
Apart from the runtime the movie has an excellent style. I loved the premise and the fact that it takes place in a time period we are both familiar with yet feel alien to (due to the alternate nature of it). The story was a bit crazy, but I didn't feel it was too hard to follow. Don't expect to have your hand held though as the film tends to jump in and out of flashbacks quite a bit. It's the kind of film where if you leave to get more popcorn there's a chance you will be lost.
I really loved all the characters! My favorite was Rorschach.
All the various superheroes had their own unique style. Rorschach's seemed to be a more modern type character full of dark thoughts and a terribly troubled past. The Night Owl felt more like old school superheroes, very dorky and a total do gooder. The Comedian's character had more in common with bad guys than the good ones.
There's a lot to like about this film and I highly recommend checking it out. Not for the easily shocked and grossed out though since there is tons of violence, including a couple really unnerving scenes. This makes me want to read the the source material... in fact I'm going to make a point of it.
a bit too much blue balls and man ass though... put some clothes on dude.
Wow two months in a row with friday the 13th. eerie...
Why do I mention this? Well... RESIDENT EVIL 5 comes out March 13th! Anyone else out there as excited as I am? When it comes to horror films, you all know I'm an enthusiast. To be able to get immersed in a horror story and control the action is that much cooler. I've been a huge fan of the series for forcing the player to do the things we yell at the protagonists in films, like investigate a dark corrider, etc...
The cool thing about this upcoming release is the coop mode, where two people can go through the game at the same time. Gotta get another controller!
I'll give my impressions on the game after playing it for a bit, but I can already tell you I am incredibly bias.
I recently checked out this fantastic trailer for a new film called "Big Man Japan" that should be hitting local indie theaters very soon. I'm excited to see it. I heard about it last year during Austin's Fantastic Fest but unfortunately couldn't go. Check out the trailer below, it really fits with the theme we've got going on here.