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DJ Impact/Wizdom

5/22/2003 2:36:25 pm by CarlJ
Well, here it is.
DJ Impact/Wizdom (Jitter Jaw Productions) has responded to ALL of your questions that you have sent to him. I must warn you though, it is a bit of a lengthy interview, so pull up a chair, and get comfy.
Without wasting anymore time, here it is, uncut, and uncensored ....

Sesame Street breaks Iraqi POWs

5/22/2003 1:52:37 pm by CarlJ
Accroding to this, over at BBC, Heavy metal music and popular American children's songs are being used by US interrogators to break the will of their captives in Iraq.
Uncooperative prisoners are being exposed for prolonged periods to tracks by rock group Metallica and music from children's TV programmes Sesame Street and Barney in the hope of making them talk.

Georgia high school students plan white-only prom

5/22/2003 1:46:09 pm by CarlJ
I know this has nothing really to do with, but I found this article over at CNN to be quite disturbing. What year is it again? 2003 or 1930? According to the article, it wasn't until last year, that blacks and whites in Taylor County High School (Georgia) could go to the same prom, and for this year, they want to have a "White Only" prom.

Read the article, and share your views and thoughts on it.

Relaxation of marijuana laws will take until Christmas

5/22/2003 1:39:24 pm by CarlJ
According to this article over at, Canadians won't likely see the federal government's new marijuana law until later this year, probably by Christmas says Tory Senator Pierre-Claude Nolin, who headed a committee calling for the relaxation of penalties for marijuana users.

DJ Impact

5/6/2003 9:02:24 pm by CarlJ
Well, here it is, our first interviewee has been selected, and confirmed. The first person to get his honour will be none other than Sean Crites. You might know him better as Impact, or even Wizdom from Jitter Jaw Productions.

Over the past 4 years, Sean along with his partner TJ (DJ Oystrixxx) has elevated the electronic music scene in the North, bringing in both record numbers of people, and high class DJs from all over to their monthly Jitter Jaw events. It has gotten so popular, that they can't keep up with the amount of DJs who are more than willing to travel to Sudbury to have the chance to play.

To see how the interview will work, and to post your question(s), please click "Read more" below.

Radiohead. New Album. New Single. New Tour.

5/3/2003 6:30:42 pm by CarlJ
According to risda, over at InternetDJ, Radiohead plans to release their 6th album, "Hail to the Thief" on June 9th. The first single, "There There" will be out on May 26th.

The album, which includes 14 tracks, was recorded in Oxfordshire and Los Angeles. Nigel Godrich both produced the album (along with Radiohead), and also mixed it.

Click below for a complete track listing, and where you can download the first single.

The Agony Of The Ecstasy

5/3/2003 6:14:31 pm by CarlJ
I just ran across this news story over at Pulse24 yesterday, regarding a huge ecstasy drug bust in the Toronto area. Supposedly, the estimated worth of the drugs that were confiscated was priced at $11 million, which included 280,000 (Imagine actually counting out each one?), and 20Kg of powdered ecstasy.

If you would like to watch the actual news click here (56k users,HighSpeed users).

Chemical cocktail is ravers' new choice

4/28/2003 10:40:52 pm by CarlJ
I just ran across this article today, over at Richmond News. According to the article, youths are safer at a controlled rave than at a night club, some house parties or even a school dance, police and private security guards say.

RIAA Seeks Estimated $97.8 Billion From MTU Student

4/5/2003 9:07:38 pm by CarlJ

"The Detroit Free Press does the math on the damages sought by the RIAA from the Michigan Technological University student. The total? About $97.8 trillion--yes, trillion with a T--or enough money to buy every CD sold in America last year over again for the next 120,000 years, according to RIAA statistics."

By the way, the Free Press messed up their calculations a bit. It should be Billions (like in the title), and not Trillions ...

Aphex Twin

3/31/2003 9:27:12 am by CarlJ

Richard D. James, whose Aphex Twin moniker is just one of a dozen heís coined for himself, has put almost as much time into manipulating his eccentric image as he has into groundbreaking music tracks. Heís confounded expectations at every turn, yet consistently releases innovative music and presents challenging ideas. And heís prepared in the event of war ó he owns a tank and a submarine.

Click here to read more from Exclaim!

In Da House [Music that Is]

3/30/2003 5:59:03 pm by CarlJ

A little while ago, we ran an article asking "What is NRG?" Well, I'm sure there are plenty of you out there who say they enjoy the sounds of House Music, but with the multitude of sub-genres involved...just what makes House Music, House?

Dragons of Sound have an article over there, which tries to explain the differences, between the sub-genres of House music.

De La Rocha, DJ Shadow 'March' Against War

3/23/2003 7:14:17 pm by CarlJ
Former Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha and mixmaster DJ Shadow have added their voices of protest against the U.S. led war against Iraq in a new song, "March of Death." The cut was made available this morning (March 21) for free download on de la Rocha's Web site and is expected to appear on his long in-the-works Epic solo debut, due sometime this year, according to a spokesperson.

Dirty Vegas Cleans Up At DanceStar Awards

3/23/2003 7:11:16 pm by CarlJ
Dirty Vegas was the big winner at the second annual DanceStar USA Awards, held last night (March 19) in Miami's South Beach. The Capitol act took home three nods for its hit "Days Go By": record of the year, best video, and best use of music in a commercial. Oakenfold, the recording moniker of DJ Paul Oakenfold, won the award for best album for "Bunkka" (Maverick). Moby was named best act, DJ Sammy won best international act, Sandra Collins took home best U.S. DJ, and DJ Tiesto snared best international DJ honors.

Mr. Cannabis jailed -- for auctioning cannabis

3/9/2003 11:04:35 am by CarlJ
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- A British cannabis campaigner, who changed his name by deed poll to Free R Cannabis was jailed for two months on Friday for auctioning the drug at a demonstration.

Wild Gold ...

3/7/2003 2:17:02 pm by CarlJ
The latest "Wild" CD is out, featuring artists like Prodigy, Daft Punk, Armand Van Helden, Chemical Brothers and more.
Get the complete details right here on

Radio1 DJ Battle

3/6/2003 3:19:46 pm by CarlJ

Pacha in London will host a live Radio 1 show on Friday 14th March, where ten of the stationís finest DJs take part in a battle of the DJs. Pete Tong, Seb Fontaine, Dave Pearce, Fabio & Grooverider, Lottie, Yousef, Spoony & Tim Westwood will each play a ten minute DJ set. Listeners will then get to vote off contenders via text messaging. The show will kick off with Pete Tongís Essential Selection backstage before battle commences at around 7:20pm.

The Radio 1 DJs will also be in Miami From Thursday 20th March to Sunday 23rd March. Some of them are due to play live on air at different venues around Miami Beach. Pete Tong will broadcast his Essential Selection from Opium Garden on Friday 21st March with guest mixes from Oscar G (Club Space) & Ralph Falcon, and Erick Morillo.

The Essential Mix from the Essential Mix Stage at the Ultra Festival will consist of live sets from Pete Tong and Sandra Collins on the day. Seb Fontaine will replay all the highlights from the best parties at the conference backstage at Ultra. Donít forget to tune in!†

For more info, click here

John Digweed teaming up with Spider-Man?

3/6/2003 3:14:10 pm by CarlJ

Are you a fan of Spider-Man? And a fan of John Digweed? If you answered yes to both of these, you'll be happy to hear that, according to BBC in this article,  John Digweed, and Nick Muir, both of Bedrock, have been hand picked to score the MTV 3D animated Spider-Man series.
The CGI Based animated series, is expected to premiere in a few months.

Napsterís Resurrection

3/6/2003 3:03:35 pm by CarlJ

Napster, just like that guy from about 2,000 years ago, seems to be returning from dead, but, just like that guy, will we be talking about it for years to come?

If youíre not too familiar with Napster, just take a look at all of those mp3s you have on your computer, and the programs you use to download them, such as Kazaa(Lite), iMesh, Morpheus, Audiogalaxy (AG), and so on. The reason why mp3s, and all of the mentioned programs are so popular today, has to do with a program that died a few years ago, at the hands of the Roman Empire, err, I mean the RIAA. At its peak, back in 2000, it had 60 million users (At the time of this writing, my Kazaa shows only 4 million users online).

Anyways, Roxio (makers of EZ CD Creator, formerly of Adaptec), has bought Napster, and plans to relaunch it later this year. But, unlike the Napster of old, Roxio plans on re-releasing it as a pay service.
Click here the full article on CNN.

Electronic Music, Meet the Recording Industry

2/23/2003 2:05:36 am by CarlJ

Well, I just ran across this (old) article about electronic music, and mainstream, which, maybe, one or 2 of you's might be interested in.
Click below, to read the article in it's entirety.

Feb & March Event Roundup

1/26/2003 2:04:57 pm by CarlJ
In case some of you's aren't aware of some of the events coming up in the next month and some, I thought I'd make a list, of quality events, worth checking out.
- 21/03 Ebombs & The DJs of Nightmare bring you Mission Control
- 22/03 AElysium productions Presents: Euphoric
- 22/03 Jitter Jaw Presents: Throw Down. The flyer, and DJ listing, should be posted soon (But I already know it .. muahahaha). Check back for updates.

- 07/03 Kamikaze Productions Brings you: Would you like fries with that shake?
- 07/03 Purple Heaven - Match Made in Heaven 3 (Links will be added shortly)

Robbie Williams: Music piracy 'great'

1/24/2003 2:54:26 pm by CarlJ
CNN has an article, talking about how Robbie Williams, thinks that "Music Piracy is Great".
But then again, why would he care, he just signed a $120 million contract with Emi/Capitol.

May has DEMF contract in hand

1/24/2003 2:48:35 pm by CarlJ
Supposedly after a few years of bad management, the mayor of Detroit, has handed over DEMF (Detroit Electronic Music Festival) to Techno star Derrick May, and partners Carl Craig and Kevin Saunderson.
For those that haven't heard of DEMF before, it's a free festival, put on by the city (since, that is where techno was born), and last year had over 1 million people.
Now too bad the people who run Toronto, could get their head out of their yahoos, and do something like this. Some where on this site, you can read an article, about why iDance was cancelled last year, which wasn't ran by the city, instead by groups of people, with corporate sponsorship. If they can have Carabana (or whatever it's called), why can't we have our own "Festival"?
Anyways, the article from The Detroit Free Press, can be found here.

Activist: Ban gay-shooting game

1/24/2003 2:40:00 pm by CarlJ
Just ran across this article, over at Supposedly, a Dutch gay activist, is trying to outlaw the release of Postal 2, because the player "can shoot homosexuals, junkies, dogs and cats", among other races (blacks, whites), body types (skinny, fat), and sexual orientation (straight people).
Now, don't get me wrong here, I have nothing against gay people, but is this going too far? You don't hear white people protesting this, nor do you hear of any obese people.
Anyways, read the rest of the article, before posting your comments

'The Simpsons' to become longest-running TV comedy

1/21/2003 12:49:29 pm by Majestyk
HOLLYWOOD - Don't have a cow, man - you're going to be able to watch new episodes of "The Simpsons" until at least May 2005.

Finnish nurseries to pay royalties for nursery rhymes?

1/20/2003 7:43:22 pm by CarlJ
Some of you's may remember a while back, I posted a story regarding cab drivers in Finland, being charged a fee, for playing their radios, while driving someone around.
Well, it seems that Finnish equivalents of American RIAA, Teosto, which represents songwriters and publishers, and Gramex, which represents music producers and artists, want to force Finnish day nurseries to pay royalties every time nursery staff sings along with kids.
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