LA Riots at WMC 2010
At times, I’ve claimed electro is the modern conception of punk rock, and LA Riots go right along with my little social theory. This is dance music you pogo to.
I met the duo, Jon and Daniel, at the Beatport Beach Party at WMC. These dudes have got the attitude to be rock stars for sure. When I asked for a business card, I was told they didn’t have any. Cards suggest you do weddings, and these dance soldiers don’t do weddings.
Daniel is a guy with swagger to punch you in the face. He rocks Serato but boldly states his use as minimal, without setting cues in his tracks or any of that “fancy” stuff. He dares other djs to try his style, but he said he doesn’t think most his colleagues could hang without it.
Jon is the more mild-mannered one, the nice guy I guess, but he shows signs of being slightly masochistic. He told me he was staying in one of the lowest-rated hotels in the country. He said his first night, when he called the front desk for towels, they just told him “not tonight,” and hung up the phone.
“When I looked, the comments were all like ‘totally ruined our trip’,” he said, “so I had to go.”
Somehow these two personalities come together to create sweet, sick music. They’re secret? Constantly searching for new sounds, tracks and mixes. These guys love to push the envelope.
“We’re not trying to do what’s badass now,” Jon said. “Even if it’s not going to be the next big thing we’re like, holy crap, let’s try this.”
A direct link (right click and save as)to the freshest mix LA Riots offers, with tracklist below.
01. Yolanda Be Cool – We No Speak Americano – Sweat It Out!
02. Juan Kidd – Da Bass – Cr2
03. Hector Couto – African Afterhour (Danny Serrano Mix) – Sensual Sounds
04. Belocca, Soneec – Bla Bla (Martijn Ten Velden Remix) – Stealth Recordings
05. Mowgli – I Want Everything – Deadfish Audio
06. Bart B More – Romane (French Fries + Bambounou Remix) – Sound Pellegrino
07. Riva Starr – Black Mama (Extended Mix) – Made to Play
08. The Martin Brothers – Duckface – Dirtybird
09. Jamtech Foundation – Too Fast (Camel Remix) – Discobelle
10. Quintino – Heaven (Belocca Dub Mix) – Spinnin Records
11. Kuduukradio feat. Jaz Von D. – Chewing Gun – Secure Recordings
12. Tomas Barfod, Fredski – March On Swan Lake – Get Physical
13. Oliver $ – You Got It – Made to Play
14. Camel – Cohiba – Deadfish Audio
15. Djedjotronic – Feta – Boys Noize Records
16. LA Riots – Bombah (Teaser) – Fools Gold
MSTRKRFT feat. N.O.R.E. – Bounce (LA Riots Unreleased Remix)
All Their Remixes in one Mix: