Mad Decent Block Party – ATL!

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The Mad Decent Block Party is stopping through Atlanta this week.

Heavy hitters include MAJOR LAZER, DILLON FRANCIS, and FLOSSTRADAMUS. RL Grime, RiFF RAFF, HeROBUST, KITO & REIJA LEE, and SASHA GO HARD fill out the rest of the lineup.

Hopefully you got your tickets, because this thing is now sold out!

Smile for Camera will be covering the event, so look for photos early next week!

:)

Music! Girlfriend Mix Vol. 6 – Jessie Andrews, Audrey Napoleon and Brazzabelle

Hey good morning everyone! How’s Thursday going for you?

I got something new for you all, a new mix from three very talented artists: Jessie Andrews, Audrey Napoleon, and Brazzabelle. The three Cali ladies teamed up for the newest edition of the “Girlfriend Mix” and let me tell you, they brought the heat! This mix will definitely get you off your seat and start those weird dance moves that are only appropriate to do in a club. You will hear an assortment of Electro, Dutch, a sprinkle of Trap, and a lot of remixes and original tracks from the ladies themselves.

Do not sleep on this, definitely check this out.

Your local friendly photographer, and blogger,
Robin Osgood

Nicademass ft David Heartbreak – Infinity EP (free download!)

Nicademass - Infiniti EP

Nicademass‘ first EP drops today on Smile for Camera, available for FREE on soundcloud!

This 3 track debut includes a collaboration with all-around cool dude, David Heartbreak (Left Field Music, OWSLA, MAD DECENT)!

You can catch Nicademass opening for David Heartbreak TONIGHT at TAKEOVR (03.12.13)
Event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/130587850448496/

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www.davidheartbreak.com
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Infinity EP Tracklist:
1. Infinity
2. Juggernaut ft David Heartbreak
3. Rumpit

Stream it here:

Get intimate with Dave Seaman – 02.28.13

Facebook Event page with full details!

DETAILS
$10 General Admission before midnight
$15 General Admission after midnight

VIP Table Reservations: 407-456-1391

Due to the VERY limited capacity of Backroom, we strongly advise you arrive early to guarantee admission.

33 W. Pine Street (directly behind Native Social Bar. Either enter via Native on 27 W. Church Street or on Pine Street down the end of the parking lot directly across the street from Liquid.

Doors: 9pm-2:30am

Backroom features a VERY powerful EAW Avalon Series sound system making this the perfect venue for you to get up close and personal with the music.

SFC SPOTLIGHT: Smile for Camera Artist, BIG MAKK

Smile for Camera Artist, BIG MAKK

BIG MAKK

Here’s one to watch. Really. And it’s not just us who are saying it.

Check out his link on www.sfcartists.com to find out the latest.

Sampson needs your help

Help Save Sampson

 

Dear fellow club-goer,

Producing many events over the years, including our weekly Tuesday Night rager since 2009 – “takeovr“, Smile for Camera has been a long time part of the extended Roxy Orlando family.

Recently, it pained us to learn that the Roxy family dog, Sampson is in dire need of immediate surgery.

The lovable scamp started feeling ill right around the holidays, and it turns out he has developed a tumor on his spleen. :( The procedures needed to save his life cost a vast amount of money, so we are appealing to all you pet lovers out there to donate what you can and get the word out.

Even if are not a pet lover, if you ever been one of our events @ Roxy, had a memorable experience and want to thank us in some way, this is a great way to do it!

You can find more info on Sampson and his condition HERE

Sampson, Roxy, and Smile for Camera thank you for taking time to read this.

- SFC

“Hennessy & Chicken” – THE QUANTUM THEORY Interview + Mix

QUANTUM THEORY | 01.08.13 @ takeovr

 

THE QUANTUM THEORY INTERVIEW

Recently, over a bottle of Hennessy & a whole Publix Roasted Chicken (Lemon Pepper), we caught up with Smile for Camera Artist QUANTUM THEORY. Here’s how that convo went:

 

SFC: Yo.

QT: Please don’t talk with your mouth full.

 

SFC: So what project is open on your Mac right now? What kind of vibe is coming up for some of your future releases?

QT: Right now I have an electro project open that I’m putting the finishing touches on. I’ve never been one to pigeonhole myself with genres, so you can never know what to expect from me.

 

SFC: Why the name QUANTUM THEORY? Any other aliases you care to tell the world about?

QT: Quantum theory is all about the interaction of energy and matter, which I’ve always been fascinated by. Plus it sounds cool. Quantum Theory is my most recent moniker. I’ve been putting out music for a while, and have used many different aliases for many different genres. Just Jason, Latenight Society, Soulpatch and Atmosphere are some of them.

 

SFC: Seems like the “cool genres” recently went from electro to dubstep to moombahton to trvp. 
So what’s next?

QT: I hate music classification. When it’s good, it’s good. I like that I’m seeing a lot of boundary pushing, a lot of producers are taking sounds from one genre and putting them into another. I think that’s cool.

 

SFC: Please feel free to rant on the seemingly non-stop tirade from a few cliques of people (most non-producers) that claim that “real DJs don’t use computers live”.

QT: Please pass me the Hennessey. I used to have a purist standpoint to djing until I started showing up to gigs, after lugging a huge case of records, sometimes completely across the country, and there would be no turntables. Or the needles would be missing. What a mind fuck! I switched to CDs and now I use Ableton with a controller most of the time. People are afraid of change. I embrace the advent of new technology and feel it only opens up new avenues for a good dj to be better. I do, however, think it’s important to learn how to DJ traditionally.

 

SFC: Other than EDM, what are your musical influences.

QT: I listen to almost all types of music. Kraftwerk, The Cure, Daft Punk, Led Zeppelin, Phoenix, De La Soul, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Bjork, Foo Fighters… I really could go on all day.

 

SFC: What is your favorite show you ever headlined or supported. Why?

QT: Probably an underground, after-hours party in a basement in San Francisco. Crazy vibe, great guy to girl ratio, and everybody being themselves completely tuned in to what I was playing. That, or a party in Belgium called “What’s Cookin”. There was a huge glass skylight over the dance floor and you could see all the stars while you were getting down. Those Europeans sure know how to get down. Takeovr is also, hands down, one of the funnest parties to play. I’ve never seen a Tuesday go off like that anywhere in the world.

 

SFC: Weirdest thing you ever saw at a club. Go!

QT: Pregnant women. That always freaks me out.

 

SFC: So, do you ACTUALLY know the QUANTUM THEORY?

QT: Yes. Yes I do.

 

SFC: There was a console video game released in 2010 for both the PS3 & XBOX called “Quantum Theory”. To date, how much have you made on the royalties?

QT: There was?!?!? I’ll have my lawyer get on that!

 

SFC: What’s your opinion on Tiesto?

QT: Not my cup of tea. To each his own.

 

SFC: Dillon Francis seems to like cats. What’s your favorite animal.

QT: I’m an animal lover. I keep an aquarium of African Cichlids and have a boxer named Jack. He’s the bees knees.

 

SFC: Excited for your upcoming gig @ Smile for Camera’s takeovr in Orlando @ Roxy? 
(you better fucking say YES!)

QT: This will be my 5th time headlining takeovr and I’m extremely excited. The crowd is awesome and I feed off of their incredible energy.

 

SFC: What’s the last song you played for yourself before this interview?

QT: Bauhaus – Bela Lagosi’s Dead

 

SFC: Tell us about Sweet & Low. Go ahead. No shame with self-promotion.

QT: Sweet&Low is my second record label. I started it as a way to release the new style of music I was creating. I’m also surrounded by amazing talent and wanted to give them a voice to be heard. Last year I only put out 2 EPs on S&L, but plan to have a more aggressive release schedule for 2013.

 

SFC: Which do you prefer and why: mega-festivals like EDC & Ultra, or giant one night indoor events like the Sensation parties?

QT: I like them both, but prefer one night indoor events for the sense of intimacy they provide.

 

SFC: Mmmmmmmm. How’s this chicken?

QT: Free, so I like it a lot.

 

SFC: Who is your favorite artist with which to collaborate?

QT: I love to collaborate. It offers an amazing opportunity to create something that doesn’t exist in one person. The whole push and pull of it all is fantastic.
I really enjoy working with a few people lately. My friend Miguel from DC, My partner with Latenight Society, Romano, and also Winston Wolfe and I have been spending a decent amount of time in the studio lately.

 

SFC: Colorado & Washington recently legalized recreational marijuana use. To which state will you be moving?

QT: I have summer homes in each.

 

SFC: Favorite craft beer?

QT: Stone – Ruination

 

SFC: That one song that gets overplayed – which is it for you?

QT: Express Yourself… great song, but it needs to go away.

 

SFC: You have a forthcoming release on Smile for Camera, “XTC”. It not clear AT ALL where you got the inspiration for that title. Care to elaborate?

QT: Come to takeovr.

 

SFC: Please pass that bottle of Henny over here. Wait. That’s wasn’t a question.

QT: Wait your turn.

 

SFC: If you HAD to go to a trance show, who would you want to see?

QT: Let’s not and say we did?

 

SFC: What’s your favorite new release right now?

QT: Borgore and Carnage – Turn Up

SFC: Any last words for all your adoring fans, Mr. Theory?

QT: Laugh more. Hate less.

 

Lucky for you, QUANTUM THEORY was nice enough to put together a mix for us – getting everyone hyped for his headlining spot this Tuesday (01.08.13) @ Smile for Camera’s takeovr.  Take a listen.

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NEW SKRILLEX – “Leaving EP”

Skrillex @ Roxy Orlando | photo by Smile for Camera

…and here is some new SKRILLEX from his freshly released “Leaving EP” .
Funny, he kinda looks like that kid from that band – “From First to Last“.

Check out more on his official YouTube channel HERE!