MIDWEST – The Week In Review!!!

May 28th, 2009

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The Week in Review

Holy Hot Dammm, we just stormed through the Midwest like a tornado, and i want to recap. THANKS FOR SUCH AWESOME TURNOUTS EVERY NIGHT!

First off, Thursday night in St Louis…all ages. I start getting heads up from my tour managers that it is FULL ON blast to the past Rave-Days, and when i showed up there were literally hundreds of kids with glowing regalia, glow sticks, it was bananas. I got there as Mochipet went on, in his purple dinosaur costume, and it reminded me of when i used to work as Barney, The Purple Dinosaur, at little kids’ birthday parties in San Jose, back when i was in college. I always wanted to play a set in it, but it was sooooo hot inside that thing…there was no way.

So Mochipet is THE MAN, and his beats were off the chain. Then Dylan cranked up the Wobble Factory, we had the stage RAMMED with speakers and my eyeballs started to shake and my mouse stopped working cuz of the vibrations… kids went bonkers and it was an epic night.

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BWAMP!!!!!

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Onward to Lincoln, mu-fuckn Nebraskaaaa. First night kicking off their new venue, the Bourbon Theatre…it was sold out to the gills, just ramm ramm rammmmed and i was covered in sweat before i even started playing. My man Jesse Jackson was in the house and we got all crunk before the show, and after the show, and during the show, and i looked up and there was like a row of girls, 2 deep, along the front of the stage all humping the Wobble Factory Subs…i thought they were gonna get ejected, but the crowd kind of just merged from the dancefloor to the subs and we went with it. Super smooth and super fun!

Then Saturday i woke up in Minnesota, at the Bella Madre Festival… lots of hippies. It looked like a grateful dead lot… i was immediately nervous like what are we doing here, our sound is going to crush them! should i throw together some jam band remixes? i dont even like jam band music! But sure enough, these kids were off the hook… it was AWESOME!!!!! a good 4000 nutters all rammed up to the stage for the first song, and they throbbed along like pro-FESH-unnalzz! (it is a testament to how hard my kru raged both in lincoln and bella, cuz we got ZERO footage!)

We were about an hour and a quarter deep into the set when all of a sudden my leg hair stopped moving and i was like “Some Body Dun TURNED OFF THE SUBS!!!!” Next thing i know, Elliott comez up and sez “The Cops are here dood. They’re pissed.” Then i find out its the farmers surrounding the property and they WERE NOT HAVING IT.
So We were too loud for the crowd…but that crowd was off the hook, and WE WILL BE BACK!!!!! As soon as possible (heartfelt thanks for your open minds, can’t wait to get round 2 with you all!)

So we kept our fingers crossed that we would get out of there without getting pulled over on our way out, and sure enough we got through hassle free. I fell asleep and woke up outside Chicago at SUMMER CAMP.

Holy moly, that place was HOT, and packed.

We had to play this goofy stage sponsored by “Jaegermeister” which wouldnt have been that bad if they just put up a stage, but they LITTERED every freaking INCH of it with “Jeagermeister” banners…

i was thinking “Guys! Dont be so DESPERATE! you gotta tease us a little! One Banner is enough! you do not need 87!”
But sure enough there were 8 billion massive Jagermesiter signs….enough for every starving child in Ethiopia to turn into a blanket, but anyways, as we started playing the place just PACKED OUT, and i got super inspired…i had expected kind of a low turnout cuz it was the day time, but sure enough it was freaks as far as my little eyes could see.

At one point i felt like paying homage to the ever sarcastically ironic Stephen Colbert, and kind of endorsing Jaegermesiter….

AS IF THEY NEEDED NINE MILLION BANNERS…i mean we GOT THE POINT from the big overhead Jaegermesiter sign, guys! we dont need you to put up anymore.

So i kind of took the piss out of the whole thing on the mic

now i do not beleive in religious gods…or spirits, or anything phony like that. But i think the gods of jager crept into the stage to avenge themselves, because moments after i said that, i was bouncing around like a freakin hyena on the stage loosing my mind and WHAM!!!!

My whole table crashes to the floor, sound shuts of, computer smashes to the ground.

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Of course, as always i had a CDJ there for back up, and i threw on a tune and laughed with the crowd, and we got everything back up and running and it was DANDY! kind of cute even.

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Lasted us through the mega hot late night as well, and i thought we were home free.

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Then Detroit. Monday night, closing out the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, MOVEMENT 2009, and my VERY FIRST SONG, the computer crashes.

i was just about to hit those folks with the WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE…oh LAWD i wanted to CRUSH DEMMMM!!!!!

What followed was one of the most voracious technical nightmares of my life, 2 laptops, a hardrive, 3 sound cards, literally FORTY FIVE MINUTES of pure insanity, blood racing, like WHAT! THE! F*CK! AM! I! GOING! TO! DO!>!>!?!

Nothing was loading, it was all just dead dead dead, and of course meanwhile, i have half the world’s photographers ALL over the stage, straight photo shooting me in COMPLETE scramble mode…

i dug into my bag, for a zip lock baggie of scratched up CDs i had not used since Burningman 2008… they were all mislabeled, out of order, just NONSENSE, and i start beatmatching away, which is a simple task really, but not where you are COMPLETELY FOCUSED on basically being LIVE TECHNICAL SUPPORT!

So as i mixed into tracks on the CD turntables, we hammered away, giving LIVE TECHNICAL SUPPORT STAGE SHOW 2009 to DEMF and i was literally at the end of my rope when POOF!

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It all switched on,  fixed up, the gods of Jager released my fromt heir punishing jaws and we proceeded to straight

SLLLLAYYYYY MICHIGAN’S FAAAAAACE

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Oh Lord, that was so effing HOT!

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I want to thank each and every creature and body for coming out, bouncing, jumping, screaming, surfing, diving, crashing, dancing, swatting, and completely soaking up the sound waves this past week

tomorrow night is Los Angeles, and then its basically 1 or more festivals a week until Fall.

LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU ALL!!!!!!

God Bless The Machines.

L

  • PS! i love that “womp” flag in the back of the summercamp shot!
    nice one

  • Roy Brown

    dude, you’ve got me soooooooooooooo PUMPED to see you @ Starscape again this year! DEMF looked SICK! my brother was there and he said that your set was the most amazing thing that he had ever heard. seriously.

    any way I could get you to sign BASSNECTAR on my arm at Starscape. I wanna take a picture of it and get it tattooed. no joke.

    you’re such a musical inspiration to me and your stage presence and energy are unparalleled. I just hope your set doesn’t get cut short like last year.

    anyhoo, keep rockin’!
    c-ya @ Starscape

  • Justin

    The definition of killin it, in Detroit on monday. My god man, You need to come here more often.
    What’s with no Rothbury this year?

    • Basscorsair

      Psst! Justin… Read the blog before this one. We would be POSITIVELY TITILLATED to come there more often!

  • tom salvage

    Lorin…. omygoodness, youare amzing. a newbie friend of mine went to the Catalyst show. hes changed. wtf is with those images? huge parties! hope i see you soony….t

  • dude when you awaken the spirits they’re gonna come calling and there’s no way our machines are strong enough to hold em back. Good on ya!

  • Chris

    Nectar!!!!!!!!!! I Saw you at Bella, and now I have no face…? Your a fuckin WOMP prodigy. You put on a great show. See you at roth!

  • Chris

    or no rothbury………..

  • isabella

    i got inspired after the Seb-town & 1015 shows…

    tonight I went to church
    this church had no steeple
    there was no priest, just
    a whole lotta people
    as the beat built up
    the crowd woke up
    and when that first bomb dropped
    it shook the whole block
    now I’ve found faith
    and I pray everyday
    but I don’t need no bible
    just a bomb d.j

  • ras santiago

    can annnnnyone get the nectar's setlist from movement 2009 (detroit) online!?!?!??!

    plase let me know?

    aclutterindreams@yahoo.com or ill check up on here

    that shit was illllll

  • Emac

    Zero footage from Lincoln??! AHhh! too bad It was off the chains!! Can't wait to get down with the wobble Kru again…I have a small, but GRAND video I could send your way..via myspace or what not. I'll get on that…
    until next time brotha.

  • Jess

    Thanks for keeping us posted!

    you truly and beatiful.

    <3
    J

  • Ashley SP

    Good to hear us hippies @ Bella took you by surprise and showed ya we know how to get down! Tons of us were there just to see YOU and have been wanting to see you at Harmony Park under those magical oaks for quite a bit!! It was AMAZING. Yes Yes Yes!
    You should see the painting one of the live artists(ArtGuyChuck) did while you were playing. Sums your show up pretty darn well.
    Bummer you got shut down. It threw us all for a loop….
    Come back to Minnesota!! We love ya!

  • nate lawson

    DEMF was fuucckkiinngg awesome, you were the best show of the weekend by far.

  • Derek M

    Your demf set was disgusting. I want to get you to come back. How much would it cost to have to play a private party. WHo did i need to contact about that.

  • That Bella show was sick! And for your round 2 how about a little fat fest —> going on its 4th year sick little festie in the mississippi river valley about 2 hours south of the twin cities. Check it out http://www.fatfest.org

  • babiez4sale

    Your set at demf destroyed the fucking venue and there was no where else to be! Your presence and sound made the night like no other and your music rocked my fucking face. i’ll see you again im sure

  • Steve

    you shoulda had main stage at demf. you earned the shit outta it. every mix was awesome, i especially liked that windowlicker, personal favorite. and your A/V is off the fuckin planet, perfect pair for the music. it was great to meet ya after the show, thanks for stoppin to see the fans. see you at Underground Sound 5 man, and please, keep up the amazing work

  • Aleks

    My god I love you. In a not gay way. In a “You melt my face” way.

  • Steve

    I live in TN, caught you at Exit/Inn with beats and in asheville. I drove 13hrs to Bella to see you play as my favorite dj, it broke my heart when they shut you down, one of the best shows of my life and i didn't even get to see the rest of it.

  • Steve

    i'm going to try one more time to catch you again, but bella just about broke me. I hope to see you at palooza

  • kelly ahrens

    summer camp was uuuuuuunnnnnbelievable, the day set blew me away, i was dead center and lovin every second of the wommmpppin,.. got kicked out of late night after eoto but i wish i was there… i made a prismacolor poster of you for my final art project, im giving it to you next show fo sure … love you keep me groovin

  • sydney

    just wanted to say i was one of those girls humping the wobble factory subs in lincoln

  • kinto

    fuck.

    i completely missed it when you came thru STL

    /facepalm

  • treboReous

    your technical problems start at the Jaegermesiter stage then blossom into pure wOmp at the red bull stage… coincidence or what? red bull gies you wiiings. keep on it L, yous dA mang <3

  • electrorasta

    DOES anyone know when the sets for the nectar's show or any DJ @ DEMF will be leaked online!?>!?!?!?!??!??!?!

    -electro_rasta

  • Chelso10

    ha i remember summercamp, you rocked my world at the late night!

  • Chelso10

    ha i remember summercamp, you rocked my world at the late night!

  • chucktone11

    fuck yes hahaha