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Method of Defiance Play Rare NYC Show; Release MP3 of “One World”

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Method of Defiance To Play New York’s 
Santos Party House, November 6th

More on Method of Defiance HERE +Free Download “One World”

DJ Qbert voted America’s Best DJ for 2010

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DJ Qbert voted America’s Best DJ for 2010

ABDJ Awards Ceremony and Closing Party Set for October 2 at The Palms Hotel & Casino Las Vegas – With Paul Oakenfold’s Planet Perfecto party

The votes have all been counted and it’s official – DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ are proud to announce that DJ Qbert has been voted America’s Best DJ for 2010.

The talented San Francisco-based jock – and ABDJ runner-up in both 2008 and 2009 – will be honored October 2 in Las Vegas for the ABDJ Closing Party, which will include a press reception at Ghost Bar in The Palms Hotel & Casino. After being presented with his trophy – a special Gold-Plated Pioneer mixer – from 2009 America’s Best DJ winner Z-Trip, DJ Qbert will perform at the Rain Nightclub for Paul Oakenfold’s Planet Perfecto party, one of America’s wildest nights out. (Incidentally, Z-Trip maintains his “Z-Trip Revolution” residency at the Rain nightclub in The Palms, where he took over the decks after the passing of DJ AM.)

“Skratching Lives! What a great opportunity to show that we DJs are musicians. Thank you to everyone at DJ Times, ThudRumble.com, and everyone for supporting the skratch art!,” said DJ Qbert, reacting to the news that he was voted 2010 champ.

Running in tandem with the competition, the 20-event America’s Best DJ Summer Tour (presented by Pioneer DJ) kicked off Memorial Day Weekend at Movement: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival and wraps with the closing party at the Palms on October 2. Along the way, America’s Best DJ summer tour stopped at Baltimore’s Starscape Festival, New York’s Black & White Festival, Denver’s Global Dance Festival and Atlantic City’s DJ Expo, among many other events.

Additionally, we’re happy to announce that Kelly Perry of Denver, Colorado has won the ABDJ Grand Prize trip for two to Las Vegas that includes roundtrip airfare, accommodations at The Palms, and VIP treatment at the America’s Best DJ closing party in Rain Nightclub.

2010 America’s Best DJ: Top 50
1. DJ QBert 26. ?uestlove
2. Kaskade 27. Grandmaster Flash
3. A-Trak 28. Bad Boy Bill
4. BT 29. Girl Talk
5. Wolfgang Gartner 30. Robbie Rivera
6. Jazzy Jeff 31. DJ Vice
7. Steve Aoki 32. Erick Morillo
8. DJ Pauly D 33. Moby
9. Roonie G 34. Cut Chemist
10. Scotty Boy 35. Crystal Method
11. Mix Master Mike 36. Joe Bermudez
12. Diplo 37. Oscar G
13. Skribble 38. Danny Tenaglia
14. Markus Schulz 39. Morgan Page
15. DJ Theo 40. Rob Swift
16. Mark Farina 41. Felix Da Housecat
17. DJ Craze 42. Roger Sanchez
18. DJ Shiftee 43. Dubfire
19. Bassnectar 44. Derrick Carter
20. Sticky Boots 45. DJ Icey
21. Saeed Younan 46. Dennis Ferrer
22. DJ Enferno 47. DJ Irene
23. Cedric Gervais 48. Sharam
24. DJ Shadow 49. Colette
25. Armand Van Helden 50. Annalyze

2010 AMERICA’S BEST DJ AWARDS CEREMONY AND CLOSING PARTY

Saturday, October 2 – Las Vegas, NV

Ghostbar @ The Palms (Awards Ceremony)
Z-Trip presents QBert with Gold-Plated Pioneer mixer

Rain Nightclub @ The Palms (Closing Party)
Line-up
*Manufactured Superstars (Beatport’s Brad Roulier and Shawn Sabo)
*DJ QBert
*Scotty Boy

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Bill Laswell’s MOD Technologies to Release Albums by Method of Defiance-Jahbulon+Incunabula and Gigi-Mesgana Ethiopia +stream

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M.O.D. Technologies To Release Albums

by Method of Defiance

& Gigi in October

 
M.O.D. TECHNOLOGIES created by the principle members of Method Of Defiance. This label is a modern evolution of the original AXIOM label – for the purpose of destroying, discerning musical  genres, trends, approved or unapproved formats, false ideas and other unnecessary borders. All releases are the direct manifestations of Bill Laswell and other key members of the collective. The label is formed for the advancement of art and communication, in all forms of the creative process.

Method of Defiance Features All-Star Crew of:

Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Dr. Israel, Hawk, DJ Krush, Toshinori Kondo and Guy Licata.
 
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Grammy-winning electric bassist, producer, and re-mixer Bill Laswell has worked with many of music’s biggest names on the planet, including Herbie Hancock, Laurie Anderson,  George ClintonBrian EnoTony Williams, Mick Jagger, Williams Burroughs, Afrika Bambaataa, Motorhead, John Lydon, Bootsy Collins, Carlos Santana, Matisyahu, Anthony Braxton, Sting, Zakir Hussein, John Zorn, and hundreds more from the Americas, Africa The Caribbean, Europe, The Middle East, China, and Japan.  Laswell has built a reputation on consistently working with a diverse array of artists, and rejecting the restrictions of genre, tradition, and commerce in favor or taking risks and uniting seemingly disparate voices.  It is with this ethos that he has formed the record label M.O.D. Technologies, which is set to release albums this October by the group Method of Defiance and one of Ethiopia’s most famous contemporary vocalists, Gigi. In addition, the label is planning releases from Dr. Israel, Gnawa Fusion, Afa Negus, and DJ Krush in the near future. 
 
 
Method of Defiance is an all-star cast that consists of the following members:
 
BILL LASWELL (see collaborations above)
BERNIEWORRELL (Parliament Funkadelic, Talking Heads, Keith Richards
DR. ISRAEL (Sublime, The Mad Professor, KillahPriest)
HAWK (TrickyTool, The Roots’ Black Thought)
DJKRUSH (Ronny Jordan, Luna Sea & Ryuichi Sakamoto)
TOSHINORI KONDO (Herbie Hancock, Derek Bailey, Henry Kaiser, Peter Brotzmann)
GUY LICATA (Santigold, Massive Attack, Hercules & Love Affair)

Method of Defiance will release three albums, first the immediately accessible Jahbulon (October 5th): Ten songs featuring vocalists Dr. Israel and Hawk, keyboardist / Funkadelic icon Bernie Worrell, legendary bassist/producer Bill Laswell, and post modern/futurist drummer, Guy Licata. A cross-generational affair that incorporates elements of reggae, hip hop, dancehall, dub, electronica, rock, roots music and more. The beauty lies within its ability to touch on multiple overlapping cultural reference points.  
 
This will be followed (October 19th) by Incunabula a spontaneous improvisation of musical interaction. The album’s lineup includes Bill Laswell on bass and dub efx, Bernie Worrell on keyboards, Guy Licata on drums, Dr. Israel on dub efx, turntable master DJ Krushand on electric trumpet Japan’s own, sound and fury – Toshinori Kondo with a special appearance by keyboard legend Herbie Hancock.
 
Ending the trilogy in Jan 2011 with the remix project Dub Arcanum Arcandrum a mix of both Jahbulon (the vocal) and Incunabula (the instrumental) by Bill Laswell, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mad Professor, Dr. Israel, DJ Krush, and others.
 
Stay tuned for more info on Gigi, whose album Mesgana Ethiopia will be released on October 19th.

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