Thursday, September 29, 2011


First and foremost, I have some very exciting news for you guys, the Bright & Shiny nation. We're stoked to announce that tonight is the first of what will become many more Bright & Shiny club nights. We decided to go big for our first event and teamed up with our friends over at to bring in the kings of frisco-disco, none other than the legendary Italians Fare Soldi. If you're in the St. Louis area, this is an event you don't want to miss. Fare Soldi will be bringing the heat along with our very own DJ PK for a night of over the top raging and straight up hedonism. It's going down at the ultra-stylish Exo Lounge starting at 10pm, (18 to party 21 to drink, unless you got a fake ID doe..) head on over to the Facebook event page for all the details. Now for some music..

Tim mason, the Brighton-based producer on Steve Angello's Size Records who brought you the massive summer anthem 'The Moment,' is back again with another monstrous track. This new effort, a remix of 'I Can't Help Myself' by Lucid, simply has big room madness written all over it. I can't wait to drop this one in a dj set. Absolutely nuts.
Download: Lucid - I Can't Help Myself (Tim Mason Remix) (Extended Version)

I've honestly been waiting for this one to get released for download for months. This bootleg by GTA of the Phoenix classic 'Fences' is honestly amazing, but for the longest time it was only available for preview on their soundcloud. At first the group said they would release it when they reached 400 twitter followers, but it turns out they were kind enough to just give it away early the other day. Do something nice and follow the dudes on twitter over at We've said it before and I'll say it again, these guys are the future..
Download: Phoenix - Fences (GTA Epic Bootleg)

Eric Prydz is one of the few dance music artists out there who you can consistently count on every EP he releases being worth a listen. His newest release, 2night, is worth more than just one listen, this is classic Eric Prydz and I'm sure a song that will be getting played over and over for years to come like Pjanoo or Miami to Atlanta. Tiesto himself called this track 'absolutely amazing' and I'd have to agree, it's filled with beautifully melodic piano lines and thumping kicks that combine to make it an instant progressive house classic. Grab the release on Beatport.
Download: Eric Prydz - 2Night (Original Mix)

To be honest, I'm not exactly sure how all of us at Bright & Shiny managed to sleep so hard on Porter Robinson's new Spitfire EP. I guess it probably has to do with the dubstep-fused tendancies of a lot of the tracks on the ep, but in between the dubby tracks are a couple of absolute anthems, like the song Unison. By far my favorite track off of the ep, Unison showcases Porters unique and highly technical production skills, and is a perfect blend of hands-in-the-air, big room progressiveness along with harder-hitting electro house. Give it a listen below and check out the full release on Beatport.
Download: Porter Robinson - Unison (Original Mix)

Stay Classy,

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Julio Bashmore Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1

Ever since Claude Von Stroke released his first EP on San Fransisco-based label dirtybird, Julio Bashmore has been keeping it real with some of the freshest sounds in the dance music game.  Inspired by Chicago house, a healthy serving of UK bass, and even a sprinkling of hip-hop, Julio's music is unparalleled in quality and dance-ability.

Last Saturday, Julio's Essential Mix aired on BBC Radio 1, one of dance music's biggest stages.  From the very moment the analog sounds of "Battle for Middle You" poured from my speakers and sloshed around inside my hollow cranium, I knew this kid was special.  And I'm not the only one who thinks so: his records have received support from the likes of Teki Latex to Jesse Rose.  But now, with his entry into the vaunted halls of Pete Tong's Essential Mix, its been made official: Julio Bashmore is the future; the Bristol sound is here to stay.  

Be sure to give this mix a once over if you have ever thought to yourself, at any point and for any reason, that you like to dance.  Tracklist and bonus mix after the jump.
   Julio Bashmore Essential Mix 24-9-2011 by Bright & Shiny

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Weekend Glow

 I'm finding it hard to accept that summer is actually over, which is something I unfortunately had to confront with my first day of classes starting today at 8 in the morning.. Luckily it's thursday which means the weekend is upon us and I can pretend like it's still summer for at least a couple more days. I've got a selection of massive tracks to help jumpstart your weekend so you can pretend like me that it's still the golden season for a little bit longer. Or at least they'll help you rage like it.

This first track comes from Myon and Shane 54, who you might remember for their awesome bootleg of Wonderwall. They've done it again here with a really catchy and listenable big room remix of A Million Stars by BT. I really like this sort of electro-tinged approach to progressive house that seems to be getting used more and more these days. Reminds me a lot of Alesso.
Download: BT feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw - A Million Stars (Myon & Shane 54 Summer of Love Intro Mix)

Next up I have the latest from Bright & Shiny homeboy and fellow UCSB student Ekstra along with Dave Tannin: an absolutely bomb bootleg of the Carte Blanche remix of  Scissor Sisters' classic 'Any Which Way.' The bootleg, which honestly sounds more like an official remix, is a straight up  stomper with a hard knocking electro drop. Be sure to follow both of them on facebook to keep up with their latest sounds (Ekstra & Dave Tannin aka dxdt).
Download: Scissor Sisters - Any Which Way (Ekstra & Dave Tannin Bootleg)

This next track is a bit different from the last two, falling way further on the tech house spectrum, but it's nonetheless just as gigantic. This has been a staple in sets recently by all stars like Claude Vonstroke and J. Phlip, and for good reason. This track is absolutely badass. The 808 drums in it take you straight back to the jackin' 90s but with a fresh, bass-heavy 2011 style to it. Eats Everything has emerged recently to be one of our favorite up and coming artists at Bright & Shiny, start listening at the build at 2:45 to see why. Show some support and grab the track off of beatport here.
Stream Only: Eats Everything & Worthy - Tric Trac (Original Mix)

LA Riots decided to release their personal mix of the MSTRKRFT classic 'Bounce' for free on their facebook the other day. It's a  party-ready, absolutely jumping track, perfectly tailored for destroying dancefloors. Weekend approved.
Download: MSTRKRFT - Bounce (LA Riots Unreleased Remix)

Another party starter that's perfect for the weekend, Chuckie's latest remix of Joachim Garraud goes back to his traditional bouncy dutch style, and it's good to see Chuckie back at what he does best because for a while it seemed like he was wandering into kind of generic electro-house type stuff. This track isn't released yet, but you can grab the 320 copy below cause we're good like that.
Download: Joachim Garraud - Are U Ready (Chuckie Rmx)

Finally to round things out this next track is from the (way) deeper end of the spectrum. I found it alongside some other high quality deepness on the Beatport September Deep House Chart. The bass and vocal sample on it are outrageously catchy. House Nation. Bump this on a quality sound system to truly appreciate the old school jackin' vibes on this one.
Download: S.A.S. - House Nation (Original Mix)

Also, some people jumping off stuff..

Experience Zero Gravity from Betty Wants In on Vimeo.

Happy weekend.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lazy Blogger is Lazy

Guise... blogging is hard.  Seriously guise.  Seriously.  So here are some really good tracks that you can listen to and/or have.  Have a happy week!

Tensnake - Something About You (Pelifics Tropical Remix) [Download 320 Here]

Teeel - Corduroy Swells (Datassette Remix) [Download 320 Here]

[Click Here to Download]
  When Saints Go Machine - Fail Forever (Broke One Remix) by Broke One

[Click Here to Download]
  We Trust - Time Better Not Stop ( Mark & Stevens Remix) by MarkandStevens

  Crystal Fighters - Champion Sound (Homework Remix) by Homework

Bonus Mix:

   Mumbai Science - mixtape for LightYear by lektroluvrecords

Love, Patrick

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Boys Noize - Adonis [Cocoon Recordings // Berlin]

It's here.  Boys Noize's hand-crafted, 90's house homage is finally here, released on Bright&Shiny Hall of Famer Sven Vaeth's Cocoon Recordings and its everything we had hoped.  Simple and understated, this song might seem underwhelming to the uninitiated.  However, those people don't know what they're talking about.  This song, my friends, is certified dance floor gold.

Trust me, I'm a professional doctor.

Recorded on Alex's Roland Tr-909, this track will slide seamlessly into any of your deeper sets to devastating effect and may cause multiple hands-in-the-air moments.  Grab it on beatport.

   Boys Noize - Adonis by Bright & Shiny


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

RIP DJ Mehdi

RA reports:

"...French electronic artist DJ Mehdi has died.

Details at this point are extremely scarce, though it has been said that the DJ and producer fell through the roof of his home with several friends, three of whom have been hospitalized. Paris's Social Club posted this message on its Facebook page this afternoon: "Following the death of DJ Mehdi, we have made the exceptional decision to close the club tonight. An evening of silence in honor of the artist. Thank you for not commenting on this status."

Mehdi Favéris-Essadi was born in 1977 in the suburbs of Paris. He got his start as a hip-hop producer, and found his signature sound by combining the style and attitude of hip-hop with electro and house. Arguably his most important break came in 2006 when he released his album Lucky Boy on Ed Banger Records, the Parisian label that would be his home for the rest of his career. Over the years he collaborated with the likes of Daft Punk, Cassius and Chromeo. His most recent project was a collaboration with Riton called Carte Blanche.

DJ Mehdi is survived by his wife, the French model and artist Fafi. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time, and we wish a speedy recovery to everyone injured in the accident."

We had the pleasure of seeing the French DJ spin twice in the last six months, and it is to be his legacy that he was unrivaled in style and skill on the decks.  However, Mehdi was more than an excellent DJ and producer.  He was a great man and incredibly humble and warm individual.  Our thoughts go out to his friends and family as well as those of the individuals involved in the accident.

Support the late producer and his family on beatport and check out DJ Mehdi's Tunisian Summer Mix here.


These Are Bombs

It's been far too long since I posted around here - what's up with that? I'm not really sure, but I do know that I'm here now with a heaping serving of good music to make up for it. Today's post comes in two sections, first the more mainstream festival-style bangers, and second the more underground side of things, so feel free to browse accordingly. *Also be on the lookout for me and Sir Real's monstrous review of the Electric Zoo festival in New York, which will be coming out in the next couple days.

Festival-Style Bangers
Some of you might have these next two already, so I'll get them over with first, but they're simply too good for me not to post. First off, the new Dada Life is absolutely epic. Olle and Stefan have cooked up another instant classic here following the Dada Life recipe for success: start with a catchy, simple melody, add in some hard-hitting electro, mix in a couple massive build ups, top it all off with some bannanas and champagne, and poof, Happy Violence. Show them some love and grab the release on Beatport here.
Download: Dada Life - Happy Violence (Original Mix)

Next up is the newest release from the Swedish wunderkid everyone's talking about right now - no not Avicii - Alesso, alongside Sebastian Ingrosso from the Swedish House Mafia. This track is pure joy from start to finish. Beatport release.
Download: Alesso & Sebastian Ingrosso - Calling (Original Instrumental Mix)

I'm not particularly crazy about these MC Flipside vocals (or any vocals he's ever done for that matter), but Adrian Lux and Blende make this song well worth listening to with the dope, sort of 80's feeling electro drop that they've fashioned. This track really knocks when its played on the right soundsystem. Check the full release on BEATPORT.
Download: Roger Sanchez & Mobin Master ft. MC Flipside - Worldwide (Adrian Lux & Blende Remix)

Another club-oriented banger, this one is a track that I managed to completely sleep on when it got released a couple months ago. This track isn't your average heavy grinding Felix Cartal electro track, rather it's a tasteful balance of progressive, dutch, and electro influences and the result is a really catchy and highly listenable club banger. A testament to how good this remix is; this is the version Benny himself is dropping in his sets these days instead of the original.
Download: Chris Brown ft. Benny Benassi - Beautiful People (Felix Cartal Club Mix)

Underground Sounds
If you only download one track from this entire post, make sure it's this next one. I simply can't get enough of this remix. "How Deep Is [my] Love" for this remix you might ask? DEEP. VERY DEEP. I'M IN LOVE. I could listen to this song on repeat for days. The thundering piano stabs wash across the track like Picasso's paint strokes across a fresh canvas. They embody everything good and wonderful in this world. And the way that the bass is engineered to make the track really sway without a lot going on is just masterful. Excellent, excellent work by Wax Motif & Neoteric. Busy P dropped this during his set at Electric Zoo the other week and it was simply sublime, but more on that later in our official review.. The coolest part of all this? They gave the track away for free, so you don't have to feel guilty about downloading it below.
Download: The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love (Wax Motif & Neoteric Remix)

Bright & Shiny favorite, Danny Daze from Miami, recently gave away this Madonna bootleg for free on his facebook. What a gentleman. Deep, lush vibes as always from mr. Daze. Check the preview for his forthcoming EP with Matches below too, it looks like it's shaping up to be pretty amazing.
Download: Madonna - Bedtime Stories (Danny Daze Dark Rooms Mix)

Danny Daze & Matches - If This (Original) by Danny Daze

Our friends over at La Bombe sent us this promo the other week, and I have to say, this track is definitely a 'bombe'. Dutch duo TWR72 give the classic 'Hysterisis' by our homeboy Sharooz a pulsing, absolutely mental reworking here. This remix has already been supported by the likes of Brodinski, NT89, and PeaceTreaty among others and I can see why. The track was released yesterday on Beatport, be sure to grab a copy HERE.
Sharooz - Hysteresis (TWR72 Remix) by La Bombe

And finally to round things out, The Bingo Players give Sander Van Doorn's biggest single of 2011, 'Koko', a completely sideways and thumping do-over with their remix. Reminds me a lot of their remix of 'Welcome Home', in the best way possible. Can you say massive?
Download: Sander Van Doorn - Koko (Bingo Players Remix)

Stay Classy,

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Disco disco disco. It lives on, I tell you. Check these next two jams if you don't believe me. The first comes from our good friends Volta Bureau. "Hope" is the D.C. based trio's debut single, and if it's any indication of the group's future, good good things are to come from these guys. Give the song a listen and support it in full here, then check the accompanying video below for additional coolness.
Volta Bureau - Hope (Stream Only)

The second is a killer dance floor filler from Bit Funk. Upbeat synth stabs and a fat fat bassline center around a wonderfully ironic vocal sample...and the whole thing's free. You have no excuse, download this.
Bit Funk - Rap Music

Goddamn, Shazam. That's really the only thing I could think when I heard the Perth based producer's latest remix attempt, this time tackling Pase Rock's "Nights". A bit slower than his usual stuff, maybe, but certainly just as stellar. Run into the moonlight and groove to this one.
Pase Rock - Nights (Shazam Remix)

Browsing Beatport DJ charts almost always provides me with excellent tunes I probably would never have stumbled upon anywhere else. Take this Poolside remix for example. The dudes responsible for the perfect daytime/nightime/anytime jam "Do You Believe" serve up this little number, decked out in nostalgic 90's chords and intricate percussion. Check beatport here for the remix and it's accompanying dub.
James Curd pres. Ziggy Franklin - Alien (Poolside Remix) (Stream Only)

My beatport journeys also coughed up this one from Alfabet, the collaboration between Tom Trago and Awanto 3. I literally cannot stop playing this song. I know this gets said often in the music blogging world, but if you don't at least nod your head to this, I think you have a problem. Oldschool house stabs build into a drop of some of the fattest percussion I've yet heard, seeming to suck you in with each kick.    Definitely worth the $1.50 charge here.
Alfabet - Waus Mucic (Stream Only)

Since you may not be satisfied with only two of those songs above being downloadable, I'll leave you all with my opening set for the Justin Faust show in Saint Louis. Plenty of good tracks in here, and it's all available for download, so no complaining.
 Justin Faust Show Opening Set by Bright & Shiny


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hey Look

Zoe Xenia is a female vocalist and producer from the Netherlands.  She has been releasing beautiful tech/deep house music since 2007 on Suara and her latest EP, You Got Me Started, is a shining example of her cultivated talents.  After listening through the EP a few times, I singled out the hypnotic Catz & Dogz (aka 3channels) remix as my favorite.  This Polish duo is not one to be overlooked.  Check it out below.
Zoe Xenia - You Got Me Started (Catz and Dogz Remix)

Swedish wonder boy, Axel Boman, brings you a dreamy remix of Agaric's 'No Way I Know I Feel'.  The vocal loop pretty much describes how I feel about this track right now.  Lay back and enjoy the waves of lounge house pleasure that will caress your body.
Agaric - No Way I Know I Feel (Axel Boman Remix)

Next up is a new track from one of my current favorites, Oliver.  This is a remix they did for Sneaky Sound System's new single, 'Big', and I could not be more pleased about this pair up.  Oliver has just been killing it with remixes lately.  In case you missed it, be sure to give their remix of Roman a listen as well (free download below).

  Sneaky Sound System - Big (Oliver Remix) by weareoliver

[Download Here]

  Housse De Racket - Roman (Oliver Remix) by weareoliver


Here is an exclusive podcast mix that Homework did for Data Transmission a few months ago, and I have to say... it's nearly flawless.  This has been the soundtrack to my walk to class for weeks.  Free DL below.

[Download Here]
  Ain't No New Thing - Data Transmission Podcast (DTPodcast166 - Mixed By Homework) by Homework

Jamie XX steel drum bonanza, Far Nearer, gets a Foamo make over.
Jamie XX - Far Nearer (Foamo Remix)

Little Dragon - Brush The Heat

Love, Patrick

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jooris Voorn 15 Years Rejected Behind the Decks Mix

I see nothing more befitting our return from a brief absence of posting than this absolutely stellar mix from dance music legend Jooris Voorn. Celebrating 15 years under the Rejected moniker with Edwin Oosterwal (they later founded the Rejected imprint in 2006), this mix serves as a brief journey through the past 10 and a half years of house and techno, exploring classics and lesser known cuts alike. This collection will have you jackin' like a fool regardless of your location guaranteed - trust me, I'm struggling just writing these few sentences. So show some love to the man...and hit that play button as soon as you can.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Exclusive B&S Interview with Doorly

We here at Bright & Shiny had the distinct pleasure of chatting with none other than one of dance music's fastest rising talents, Doorly, before his start as a part of the Identity Festival tour in North America. Doorly seems to be a renaissance man of sorts, staying active in everything from residencies abroad like Ibiza Rocks, Wax:On, Metropolis, and Reclaim the Dancefloor, to managing the ins and outs of his own label, Pigeonhole This!, all the while churning out genre-defying productions and continually putting on one of the most dynamic and exciting live performances you'll ever see from a DJ. His talents have certainly not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by his appearances on Pete Tong's legendary Essential Mix and his manning of the Radio One Ibiza Weekend stage for the past 2 years. We were very glad to talk to him about his career thus far, what he has planned for the future, and his involvement with the Identity Festival.

[Bright & Shiny]: First off, thanks for taking the time out of your schedule for talking to us. We all really appreciate, as I'm sure do our readers. Let's start off with the basics, how did you get into dance music in the first place?

[Doorly]: I suppose I got into it by becoming a DJ really. A DJ didn’t show up at a bar I was working at and I had a bunch of cd’s, so I just sort of jumped on and got really into it. That was like 10 years ago, when I was 16.

[Bright & Shiny]: So before you even messed with any production you were DJing?

[Doorly]: Oh yeah, definitely. I only stared the production about four or five years ago.

[Bright & Shiny]: And in that four or 5 years or so, how do you think your sound has evolved?

[Doorly]: Well I started off being into more house, funk type stuff but recently I’ve gotten a lot more into the dubstep sound so that’s a lot more of what I’ve been doing lately. But for me it’s always been about not limiting myself to one particular sound, just doing whatever I’m into at the moment. And I find myself sort of blending a lot of what I’m into together and really forming something entirely new and different, sort of like a bit of everything put all together which I think is really exciting.

[Bright & Shiny]: So you’re on Ibiza right now correct? This summer you’ve been a resident there at Ibiza Rocks.. tell us a bit about that, and if you think it’s different from other nights or clubs on Ibiza?

[Doorly]: It’s been fantastic so far. Ibiza Rocks is really unlike anything else on the island, just because of how diverse the acts and the music they bring in are. And that’s really one of the main reasons I was so excited about being involved there. You know, like this summer alone I’ve played alongside everyone from Fatboy Slim to Tinie Tempah to Chase & Status, so it’s quite a lot of fun and it keeps things interesting for me and theres really nowhere else like it on the island.

[Bright & Shiny]: You have a couple other residencies on the island, such as at Wax On, Metropolis, and Reclaim the dancefloor, right? Tell us a little about those.

[Doorly]: I’ve actually not been doing much of that recently because I’ve been so busy touring. The only thing I’ve really been doing regularly other than Ibiza Rocks is my own night in my hometown of Huddersfield, Afterparty. I just don’t have the time for the other residencies anymore.

[Bright & Shiny]: Speaking of your own night, Afterparty, what is it like to put on your own event vs playing at other clubs or guesting somewhere?

[Doorly]: Well, for one thing you have a lot more responsibilities when you’re putting on your own event, so that can sometimes make it a bit more stressful since you’re constantly running around. but at the same time that can mean it ends up being more fun. Because when you’re putting on your own night you have to be thinking about and coordinating everything all night long, making sure everything is right for all the other artists and managing the staffs and everything, as opposed to playing at another club where you just walk in, play your set and then your responsibilities are done. So yeah, its just a lot more responsibilities. But when I put on my parties it’s usually my friends that I bring in to dj so that can be a lot more fun because you just get to hang out with all your friends all night and have a good time and all that. So when it works out it can be a lot more rewarding, but during it sometimes it can be a bit stressful. It always ends up being worth it though.

[Bright & Shiny]: Yeah I can imagine it’s a lot of work putting something together like that. So you have a new record label, Pigeonhole This!, how did it get started? What are you trying to do with the label or what direction are you trying to take it in?

[Doorly]: Part of the idea behind it was that I wanted a label where I could release really any sort of music I’m into at the moment and not be confined into sort of a box, not be confined by genre distinctions. And I really didn’t see any label like that out there. Then also the idea is that I can help promote artists I’m into at the moment. There’s a lot of really great artists we’ve got releases coming up from, and a lot of them have totally different sounds. For me it’s really about the creative freedom of it, not getting tied to any one particular sound.

[Bright & Shiny]: So the name Pigeonhole This! is kind of ironic, making fun of other labels?

[Doorly]: Oh yeah, totally.

[Bright & Shiny]: What is it like acting as a label boss? What are the responsibilities that come with the position?

[Doorly]: My main responsibility is to just make sure the music’s right and we’re booking the right artists. I think it’s quite important just to make sure that the music is absolutely on point, that everyone wants to hear it, and that all the djs are playing it. I’ve just gotten a lot of really good support from all my peers and all my friends that are playing the tracks, so it’s good to have that.

[Bright & Shiny]: When you’re touring, do you see a lot of differences between crowds in Europe vs crowds in America?

[Doorly]: Yeah, totally. America is just on fire at the moment. There’s no where like America in terms of energy. I’ve been playing in America for a good few years but like in the last year or so, it’s just gone mental. It’s actually kind of hard after an American tour to come back to England because we don’t really mosh out or rock out like you guys do. You come up to England and people just don’t really do that; I don’t know, it’s like people think they’re too cool for it.

[Bright & Shiny]: Yeah other DJ’s have told us the same thing.

[Doorly]: You don’t need to have your hands in the air to be enjoying yourself, you just sort of need to be noddin’ your head and you’re having a great time. But in America you feel like you’re doing something wrong if you drop a track and everyone isn’t like 'AAAAHHHHH!!', losing their shit over it. It’s really good for your ego. It’s the same thing in Europe, especially in places like Germany or Belgium or something, it’s just kind of boring compared to America…but it’s all good, everywhere has its benefits.

[Bright & Shiny]: So speaking of touring, obviously you’re a big part of the Identity Festival right now, which is sort of the thing on everyone’s mind. What is it like to be a part of touring festival?

[Doorly]: Well yeah, I’ve never been a part of a touring festival or anything like this. The last tour I did was with Rusko and it was great; it was very intense and every night was sold out at these massive clubs. But this is even better, the line-up is so good, there’s like 70 people in the festival that I want to watch every single night anyway. If I wasn’t booked for it I’d be looking to get myself a ticket to get over there anyways. But because we had so much fun last time Rusko and I are sharing a tour bus again; we’re not going to do the festival tour bus since there are so many people on there – it can get messy. So we just got our own tour bus on this one so we can relax a little bit more between shows. It’s going to be a lot of traveling, but every time you get to a new city it’s really exciting.

[Bright & Shiny]: What was your initial reaction when the management for ID approached you about being on the bill?

[Doorly]: It was halfway through the Rusko tour; I was playing in New York and I got the offer. At first I didn’t really know who was playing it just sounded like a good thing.. So I said I’ll think about it, though I was pretty sure I was going to do it. Then I looked at the lineup and I saw like DJ Shadow, Modeselektor, Erol Alkan and I was just like wow..sign me up! It’s great, I just feel like it’s going to be a great thing.

[Bright & Shiny]: Do you think this sort of touring festival is going to be something that’s replicated in the future?

[Doorly]: I think so, yeah. The people that run it are one of the biggest agencies in the world, William Morris, so I wouldn’t be surprised. People kind of do it in Australia, there’s the whole Parklife tour and othe things like that. But I’ve never heard of anything like this, this many dates and this many artists in the UK or Europe, or in America. It’s a great idea; you get the acts more gigs, and everyone gets paid, it’s good.

[Bright & Shiny]: What do you have in store for the rest of the year, post ID Festival?

[Doorly]: Loads of gigs really. I've got a bunch coming up, including a mini-tour with fatboy slim and Jack Beats. I've also got a few EP's coming out, and I just released this Foxy Brown bootleg I did recently and new mix. So yeah, I'm gonna be pretty busy, but I love it.

[Bright & Shiny]: Sounds awesome, we're really looking forward to your EP. Well, that covers everything we have. Again, thanks so much for talking to us, and we hope to hear a lot more about you in the near future.

There ya have it, folks. Peep some Doorly goodies below as well, including his latest mix and a nifty Foxy Brown bootleg!  And a big thanks goes to Jonah and all the boys & girls at Infamous PR for setting this up!

PK & Augustus