VOL005: DJ NOIR
September 9, 2014
For Eros Mortis Vol005, we've got DJ Noir of Juke Bounce Werk on deck. She's a bad a$$ DJ, a stunning photographer and a real treat to listen to, amongst a slew of other things! What's up NOIR, what's your story? Well, I am natural born Los Angelino. DJ, photographer, co-founder of Juke Bounce Werk and […]
For Eros Mortis Vol005, we've got DJ Noir of Juke Bounce Werk on deck. She's a bad a$$ DJ, a stunning photographer and a real treat to listen to, amongst a slew of other things!
What's up NOIR, what's your story?
Tell me about Juke Bounce Werk, and All Roads. What's the crew been up to, where y'all will go in the future!
JBW began from the inspiration and relationship that had developed in the early 2013 with DJ Tre and DJ Earl from Teklife. We were very inspired by the movement coming out of Chicago and became passionate about the idea of bringing it to Los Angeles and creating a home base here. We started throwing some parties and networking our Drum n' Bass community leaders, artists, DJ's and radio heads in LA and across the pond in the UK, with hopes just to inspire some great collaborations. We had never really thought it would take over us and that it would become a crew and a movement of it it's own. In the late summer of 2013, our longtime friend Kevin King, aka Lemon D [Jungle/Drum n' Bass legend, Metalheadz, Valve] presented us with the opportunity to showcase the sound and talent by appointing us as head A&R in North America for his new music label project called All Roads. Since then, it has been non stop for us! We have grown and gained worldwide recognition as a result of supporting artists and being what we believe to be a quality platform for people to get their music heard. Creating a weekly top ten series was really key. It opened up the community and suddenly we began to see who was who and how much talent there was worldwide. Through that, we developed a lot of relationships and people began to connect with each other's music on a whole different level. Each week we are creating a place where people can go and learn about new producers, DJ's and the music currently on the come up. Also, you find plenty of the roots and classics of Juke and Footwork and people go very deep and very hard on their mixes. We are always impressed with the taste and quality of the submissions each week. People often tell me that the top tens have become their go-to to hear what everybody is on and to discover new music. That makes us very proud. We are now seven members deep. Myself, JDrago, Sonic D, Neuropunk, Jonny 5, Nanashi, and Subcode. We have many things that we are planning, and we won't say too much because. . . you know. . . biters. HA!
You bout that Teklife?
Oh, you KNOW this! Without the Teklife family, we probably wouldn't have been inspired to do all that we have done. The support that they have given us is nothing short of a gift. The opportunities that we have had and why we do what we do are the result of the inspiration and support they have given to us. The blessing to have met and to be touched by DJ Rashad is one reason we are compelled to continue our mission to help spread this sound and the beautiful footwork culture that it is rooted in. We have enormous respect for our Teklife bros. Fuckin' solid.
Who are some of your favorite musicians/artists at the moment?
It is really too many and it changes from week to week! Lately, I have been banging out the new projects coming from Polish Juke crew, Footmerc, Sirr TMO, Heavee, and Londy.
So, I've seen some of your dope photography, how long have you been into that?
I have loved photography as long as I can remember. I have always been fascinated with the idea that you can freeze a moment with a photograph. Time is fleeting. To capture time is sort of like magic. Many people have a sort of superficial relationship with photography. I respect the art of making a strong photograph and I know that an image can provoke feelings, conversation and even change your view of the world. I would say I have only begun to take it a little more serious in the last five years or so.
I know you're all about that Juke Bounce Werk, what other genres of music do you enjoy DJing, listening, or turning up to?
I love metal, punk rock, jazz, funk, disco, house UKG, and I do enjoying DJ'ing junge and d&b. I just love music, period. I feel really fortunate to have found the love in juke/footwork because it really encompasses all of the underground music that I enjoy. It is so versatile in terms of style, you can incorporate it into pretty much any genre of music.
Are you looking into releasing your own music any time soon?
I wouldn't say soon, but maybe someday. I'm really focused on the DJ aspect, my duties at All Roads and the bigger plans for JBW. Quite honestly, I don't think I have the time or patience to wrap my head around production.
Describe your personal style, what you be wanting to wear when you feel relaxed, when you feel like spicing things up, and when you go out!
My style has changed dramatically over the years. There was a time when I was very much into standing out, wearing too much make-up and too little clothing. The more I wanted to stand out artistically, the more toned down my look became. I guess, I got tired of getting the wrong kind of attention, if you will. Being a chick in this game has definitely made me more aware that you have to have more talent than flash otherwise, people think you are getting everywhere with your tits. When I was growing up, I was into modeling and dance and stuff and I spent many years being concerned about fashion and having my look together. Now, I don't give a shit. I like jeans and t-shirts and I MIGHT actually wear make-up if I wanna get crazy! I have definitely gone from one extreme to the other over the years.
DOGS vs CATS, go.
Dogs. Dogs forever. Cats don't give any sort of a fuck about you, trust me. They will leave you if your offerings are subpart. I am almost certain that they are judging you at all times based on the shitface they always give for no reason. Dogs on the other hand, are all love all the time. They really are an example of how people should be. Cats could learn some things from dogs. Dogs are loyal. Cats are opportunists.
Your coming show, when and where?
We have our weekly radio show on www.rwd.fm every Sunday evening from 5pm to 9pm (PST). Every alternate Sunday we host the show live from Evaporate Vape Lounge in DTLA. September 18th, JDrago and I wil be supoorting Traxxman at Los Globos in LA and our crew now hosts a bi-monthly residency called ROCKSTEADY at Tokyo Beat in Little Tokyo in LA and its CRACKIN'!
There you have it! Noir is definitely one of my personal favorite DJ's to listen to, and if you don't check her out, you're losing out BIG TIME!
Interview by: WolfBitch
VOL004: CJ MILLI
August 25, 2014
For the newest EROS MORTIS VOL 004 installation, we have the great pleasure of sharing some thots w CJ Milli, our favorite internet hustla + cyber dream bae + yung URL queen. She's the best in the game, not to mention one of the hottest DJ's in 2014. She makes our everyday URL life complete, and if you […]
For the newest EROS MORTIS VOL 004 installation, we have the great pleasure of sharing some thots w CJ Milli, our favorite internet hustla + cyber dream bae + yung URL queen. She's the best in the game, not to mention one of the hottest DJ's in 2014. She makes our everyday URL life complete, and if you don't know her, you are clearly missing out on life.
Tell me about CJ Milli and what u been up to!
I, CJ Milli, have been lurking the world wide web for music to introduce you to since AOL was the internets. Dabbling in all mediums of the cyber realm; I've mastered the fine arts of DJing, music-making, blogging (on cjmilli.com), Facebook/cyber hustling, professional internet surfing, tubmling, photoshoplifting, databending, and above all tastemaking. I'd consider myself to be one of the cyber realm's most dedicated tatemakers, and a trusted source for new media of all kinds.
URL or IRL?
What's the craziest party you have ever played?
Oh man, I've played so many crazy parties, so I def had to think about this question for a bit before deciding on one; but I'd have to say it was this one party I played in Richmon, Virginia. It was a "dance party" on this girl's second-story porch (the best kind of party!). Everything was going great until the porch collapsed ~ leaving like 10 people in the hospital. One girl even broke her neck and is now paralyzed for life :,( Yeah... that would have to be the craziest. But on a lighter note, this one party I played with Bag Raiders in a Galactic bowling alley was pretty crazy too!
What's up with your cyber hustles tho?
Basicall, for the last four years or so, I've been traveling around the US DJing parties and living the URL 2 IRL dream. Although this has made me $$$rich$$$ in super fly memories & experiences, "living the dream" has landed me first place in the broke bitch contest. Since all this traveling has made it so I can't have a real job, I've had to find ways to make money via my home~town, the internet. Believe it or not, I've been able to get by solely with donations from my internet friends. I started out making DJ drops for DJs/producers, which was fun, but didn't really pay very much for all the effort I was putting into it. So I had to get more creative... since then I've made money in a million different ways, such as accepting friend requests for pizzas, selling my Facebook relationship status on Ebay, 'remixing' people's profile pictures, promoting shows on Tinder, and posting statues like, "Hey I just met you and this is crazy but I need a lot of money," or "I'm buy-sexual: buy me things and i get sexual." Lol. I realize this all sounds, and definitely is, totally crazy; but hey... it's the truth and I am forever grateful to my internet friends for allowing the CJ Milli cyber hustle to become a reality and live on. Talking to strangers on the internet was most definitely the best decision of my life. Also, Since so many people have asked me if I can "teach them how to cyber hustle," I've decided to start sharing my secrets via CJ Milli's Cyber Hustling Academy (coming soon); only 5 lucky applicats will be accepted this fall so apply now! We have decided to keep the number of students so low because of the fact that everyone's cyber hustle is personal and will get one-on-one intensive training courses/counseling sessions with CJ Milli herself.
Who are some of your favorite artists right now?
Neana, Trap Door, DJ Yolo Bear, Umbertron, Dehousy, Teen Witch, Jayhood, Addison Groove, and Doctor Jeep to name a few!
Is the internet real?
Did CJ Milli fuck your bitch?
What are some of your go to fashion statements when you're feeling hot?
My go-to fashion statement = erosmortis.com! Oh, and 90s-esque platform shoes for sure.
LOL. Good answer. Tell me about ultrapussy.
ULTRAPUSSY is a brand new project that Morgan from WolfBitch and I are working on! With our powers combined we plan on taking the cyber realm by storm in 2014~ Look out for our first mixtape + EP that will be released in the near future :)
So, most people don't know but CJ Milli has extended her cyber hustle to us to help make us strive, how has it been working for Eros Mortis?
#DREAMJOB! Couldn't ask for a better company/bae to work for. Proof that dreams really can come true if you don't give up the URL hustle!
What would you tell a cyber troll when he/she tryna troll your shit?
BB u can't hustle a cyberhustler, and u definitely can't troll a troll.
There you have it guys, CJ Milli, the one and only. We love her, and you should too! Now go turn up to that EM VOL 004 <3
~Interview by WB~
July 30, 2014
We got together with ChaunceyCC, resident DJ at SF's 120Minutes, to grab a little insight into one of our favorite artists and peeps all around, and get his take on what's goin' on with 120 in SF as well as his opinions on art/music/fashion culture~ EM: First Question, who is your daddy and what […]
We got together with ChaunceyCC, resident DJ at SF's 120Minutes, to grab a little insight into one of our favorite artists and peeps all around, and get his take on what's goin' on with 120 in SF as well as his opinions on art/music/fashion culture~
EM: First Question, who is your daddy and what does he do?
(ITS NOT A TUMA https:www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XyfYc0bfB4)
CCC: Haha, I've actually never seen that movie. Lame, right? I did see The Running Man in theatres tho. My grandmother brought me to see it. :)
EM: Ok ok, seriously though, to start things off, how are you, sir? What have you been up to? What does the world need to know about ~CHAUNCEY~?
CCC: I'm chillin'. I've just been workin' on music, DJ, and design stuff. Doin' some projects with friends, etc. I have a mix bein' played at the upcoming Hood By Air art installations in Japan and France. I stay busy on the music front. Other than that I pretty much just hang out with my GF and dog, DJ some cool shows and try to avoid people.
EM: Describe your whole steez in 3 words (myself for example: 'Indoor Sports Fan' or maybe 'I love pizza' LOL)
CCC: Paid In Full... Like the Eric B and Rakim record... or like the movie starring Cam'Ron. Haha.
EM: What have you been listening to? (I know we are both pretty down on that Shlomo Jerimih comp, what else is good lately?)
CCC: You already KNOW I love that Shlomo and Jerimih record. So good. Other than that, "Honest" by Future has been gettin' a lot of play since it dropped. "Black Silk" by Lil Spook. Lots of Eric Dingus production. New Antwon. Little bit of Young Thug. Migos. "Trap House 4" by Gucci Mane is pretty rad. Really been lovin' Travi$ Scott lately too. Idk. I listen to too much stuff. I could ramble on forever... If I were to answer this question in 20 minutes, I'd probably give a totally different answer.
EM: What music did you grow up listening to? Were you a metal kid? I think you were a metal kid. I was a metal kid lol. Do you think your "early dayz/teen music" influenced who you are today?
CCC: Yes! I was totally a little metal head growing up. I was down with everything tho. I grew up with MTV when it was still a music network. I was a little music sponge. Headbangers Ball, yo! MTV Raps, 120Minutes, Etc. But yea, I always loved metal. Still do. The 1st show I even went to in life was when I was like 8 years old and my uncle took me to see Metallica and Ozzy. I got to see Slayer for my 11th birthday too. Talk about terrible parenting. Haha. As far as how it influenced what I do today, no idea... I hate going to Church. Guess you could probably credit that to Heavy Metal. Lol
EM: Speaking of Church, do you believe in Lil B? Do you believe KD deserved the curse?
CCC: I absolutely 1000% believe in Lil B, and more importantly, he believes in me! Haha. Seriously tho. I love The Basedgod. I've produced a few tracks for him. And yes, KD deserves the curse. When you diss the Basedgod, you diss yourself. Simple as that :)
EM: 'His' light shines down on us all... Favorite movie with Bruce Willis in it?
CCC: I actually prefer him as a musician ~ LOL
EM: Lolllll I'm DYING HARD over here, get it? Ok down to the nitty gritty. 120min has had tons of amazing acts and cool shit going on, and that's how I met you as well <3, how long have you been on the team, and what other projects do you have goin' on?
CCC: I've been doin' 120 Minutes thing for like 2 or 3 years now. That party is actually Marco De La Vega's brainchild. Basically how I got involved was when Cold Cave played it a few years back. Wes from Cold Cave is one of my best friends and was nice enough to let me get a DJ set on the show. Marco liked my steeze and I've been a part ever since, which is totally cool because it was my favorite party to attend in SF before I was a part of it.
EM: How do you feel 120 influences SF/Bay Area culture? What would you say the Ultimate Goal of 120 is?
CCC: The goal with 120 Minutes is just to do cool shit that other nights and promoters aren't doin' here. Sure, We might not be sellin' out massive places like 1015 or Regency with our events, But there's more to it than that for us. We're tryin' to create some sustainable UNDERGROUND subculture in San Francisco. If 10 people show up, Cool. If 1,000 people show up, Even better. But we do it on our terms regardless, And with acts that we like, Believe in and respect. A lot of these promoters in S.F. are way too content beating a dead horse and recycled shitty lineups. We're not on that bullshit at 120 Minutes. We bring NONCONVENTIONAL new and upcoming acts to this city. Always have. Always will.
EM: You have been a pretty positive supporter of the SF club/party/music/120 scene, how do you feel about SF right now, what 'level' is the bay music scene at? It seems like 5-10 years ago SF was a hub for a ton of wacky artists that were getting a lot of spotlight, do you think that has changed? If so, how? Is this a good or bad thing?
CCC: I have? Lol. Honestly, I don't care much for San Francisco's current state of nightlife or the people who inhabit it. Too much riff raff. Too many promoters content with re-hashing things, Too many people content with letting the same shit happen here all the time, Too many dance squads, Just too many background motherfuckers not content with bein' in the background, Everyone thinks they're important. Other than Lights Down Low and 120, I'm not really fuckin' with anyone from S.F.'s wave. Ain't nobody in S.F. other than my squad is really doin' shit that gets me excited. If I'm not gettin' money to be there, Or a homie isn't on the bill, I'm not gonna be there. Dead up. Got no time for tired shit that S.F. nightlife entertains.
EM: Well stated, if you could make a change to the Bay Area scene somehow, what would you change? Is there something people need more of? Less of?
CCC: I wouldn't change anything. We do our damn thing out here regardless of the rest of the fuckery in this city. We've seen nights, people, promoters and ENTIRE scenes come and go in this city, And we're still here. We maintain. On that real shit.
EM: Rep, if you don't mind me asking, how do you support yourself outside of 120/performances/etc? Do you have a day job? Are you down or over it? If so, is the mix of professions worth it or just a symbol of how pricey shit is as well as analogy for 'the artist's struggle'? Is this the new standard for the 'modern artist'?
CCC: No. No day job over here. Art, Music, Design, Etc is pretty much my only income. No I've been doin' some work with Donda (Kanye West, Been Trill, Etc) as of late too. Def not a lifestyle for everyone, But i'm doin' aight. If you have no hustle, I wouldn't suggest goin' this route. :)
EM: So tight, how's twitter been? Lol.
CCC: Twitter is good. If anyone reading this can get me verified, that'd be tite. Lol.
EM: Hypothetical, you're going out to get your sexy on, what are u wearing 2nite bb?
CCC: Same thing I wear every night. All black, a ski-mask, and a .45 :)
EM: LOL. How would you describe your own personal style?
CCC: Duh, #BASEDGOTH
EM: So in the future there will be a battle between humans who have become cyborgs and humans who have become mutants, which side do you choose?
CCC: I gotta go with mutants. I used to be a headbanger and that's as close as you can get to bein' a mutant... Plus cyborgs... It's just like me, I already have a laptop. I'm good. Lol.
EM: Is there anything else you want to say to the people of the world wide web? - Thanks for your time CC
CCC: Thanks for the interview. S/o to my squad. R.I.P ODB. I'm out. 1!
THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR HOLLOW WORLD
June 4, 2014
In an effort to help spread the truth and enlighten the web, Eros Mortis got in touch with some of our favorite artists, Tristan and Dré from TRUTH. These guys are from New Zealand, currently climbing the ranks, and touring the universe right now with their amazing music, matched only by their awesome performances. If […]
In an effort to help spread the truth and enlighten the web, Eros Mortis got in touch with some of our favorite artists, Tristan and Dré from TRUTH. These guys are from New Zealand, currently climbing the ranks, and touring the universe right now with their amazing music, matched only by their awesome performances. If you haven't already, give this preview of their upcoming release Hollow World a listen while you read this illuminating interview. Let us show you... the undisputed Truth (lol).
Eros Mortis: OK right off the bat, what's the craziest/most fucked up thing that's ever happened on tour or at a show?
The craziest things are probably best kept as memories.. you know the old saying “what goes on tour stays on tour”.
Crazy or just stupid stuff happens every time we go on tour. One show in Houston, when security tried to shut the gig down, the crowd chanted “fuck this shit” for 20 minutes until security was forced to let the show resume. Once we climbed a huge billboard beside a highway and rearranged the letters to say “Truth”.
All kinds of crazy stuff happens, so it's hard to say what the craziest would be. Perhaps, the time after our gig in Istanbul, Turkey. Dre wakes up to the sounds of someone or something rummaging in his hotel room, he jumps up, throws the light on and catches a man going through his stuff! Imagine being chased from a hotel room by a half-drunk, naked kiwi... must have been terrifying!
Everyone asks "WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST INFLUENCES" so I wont lol, is there anything specific you might say you guys STAY AWAY from?
Not consciously. There are a lot of places we go musically, and a lot of places we have not been yet. We don't ever want to make anything too cheesy, but to be honest, that's totally up to the listener to decide! We're not going to ever rule anything out, except to say that our music has a particular aesthetics which we are happy with, and won't be changing any time soon!
I know this has broken up bands/duos in the past but I must ask the most important question: favorite Michael Jackson song?
Tristan: Dirty Diana
And the battle for greatest MJ single continues...So do you guys follow any weird specific web culture(s)? (for example: My Little Pony, Cat blogs, Reddit, Fashion lol)
Dre's pretty into Aliens.
Dre- wolf bear
Do you believe in the Lil B the Based God?
WE MUST PROTECT LIL B AT ALL COSTS. Favorite place to tour? It's ok if it's not ~*USA*~
There are so many amazing places we tour to, so it would be really hard to pick one place. There are lots of cities in the USA which we absolutely love. Like Austin, Texas, San Francisco, Denver, New York and others. Over the last couple of years one of the most fun places to tour has been Canada as the Truth sound seems to have really taken off there! On that note, we also have a solid following in Germany and always end up doing a few shows there on our EU tours.
We also really like going to new places and breaking new ground. It can be some of the most rewarding and challenging touring, so when we finally got to travel in South America a couple of years ago, that was a really special experience which won't soon be forgotten.
First thing you eat/drink when the plane lands?
Depends where it lands! BBQ if it's Texas, a dank Burrito in Mission if it's San Francisco, Ceviches if it's Peru, Fish N Chips in New Zealand. For our first few USA tours it would always be “The best (insert junk food here) in the world”, promoters love to show off what they consider the local specialty to be. We have lost count of the number of “best burger in the world”, “best hotdog in the world”, “best pizza in the world” etc that we have eaten.
When you aren't on the road, playing, or working on tracks, how do y'all spend your free time? Party boys or homebodies?
Sorry, we don't understand the question, we are always either: on the road, working on tracks, or playing.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr? lol its ok if there isn't a preference
Probably facebook, just because it has the biggest reach... but if we had to nominate our own, it would be Soundcloud.
Ambiguous/vague interview question: how would you describe your guys' 'musical aesthetic'
Moody and Cinematic. Dark and heavy. Sometimes minimal, often deep, always dangerous.
Who was/were your favorite artist(s) when you were 15, (for example, unashamed, I loved 'Linkin Park' and 'The Locust', which is numetal and grindcore lol). I ask this because I think that our teen favorites are always interesting truths that spread light on our current art/selves, as some would say our current perception is derivative from our past experiences.
Tristan: Radiohead, The Prodigy
Dre: Rage Against The Machine, Massive Attack
That definitely says a lot. Can't deny love for Prodigy and Massive Attack. A little more serious though, I heard you may had some new releases on Deep Medi and Tempa coming, I don't know if we can talk about it yet (if not, ill just omit this whole question), but can you give us any hints as to when those will drop? and what we have to look forward to?
We just did a release on Deep Medi and we're really stoked with it! It's an EP featuring “30,000ft” and 3 other choice cuts. We also have 2 releases lined up on Tempa, but the release dates on those is not confirmed.
We also are dropping our album, Hollow World, on Firepower Records on June 10th. We're really happy with how it sounds as it gives the best insight yet as to what we consider the “Truth Sound” to be right now!
So there you have it folks, special thanks to Truth, for telling it to us~ and we can't wait for you to check out Hollow World in its entirety because this shit is next level! You can order it here. Check out Truth and keep an eye open for more interviews and all-around pleasurable content from Eros Mortis in the near future!
I Think People Are Still Kinda Beautiful: T.E.A.M.S. & Mykki Blanco at 120 Minutes SF
April 4, 2014
120 Minutes has been killin' it lately with amazing artists on the roster like Gatekeeper, Antwon, footwork champion DJ NATE (aka BAKA), and most recently, Mykki Blanco and TEAMS, accompanied by local resident dj/host S4NtA_MU3rTE, and my dad and DJ: CHAUNCEY_CC. Sean Bowie a la TEAMS, who's aesthetic and music are both odd and amazing, took to the stage to engage, […]
120 Minutes has been killin' it lately with amazing artists on the roster like Gatekeeper, Antwon, footwork champion DJ NATE (aka BAKA), and most recently, Mykki Blanco and TEAMS, accompanied by local resident dj/host S4NtA_MU3rTE, and my dad and DJ: CHAUNCEY_CC. Sean Bowie a la TEAMS, who's aesthetic and music are both odd and amazing, took to the stage to engage, sexier than Ellen Page, released from her cage...lol (fired). And if you haven't heard by now, Mykki Blanco is a high energy performer and persona emerging from the queer underground of New York; Both artists make weird, beautiful music, interestingly and artfully rapped/sung upon, and, of course, Mykki and TEAMS' tour together through Japan seems to be the perfect match in webby heaven. The two are easily some of my favorite newish artists, and both commanded the stage with elegant and forceful glamour. Despite their power, I was pleasantly surprised how nice and easy Mykki was to talk to before show time, allowing me to chit chat and take a photo together as well ;3 Perhaps these artists humbly understand the crowd was a part of the unspoken connection we felt that night as Mykki and TEAMS both stage dove into our arms and we all danced together. I fondly remember how, throughout the night, the two artists commanded the stage, and both thrashed amongst the crowd; together we raged, and together we were all bound~ In hindsight, I noticed something special at this show: amidst the talent and emotion exerted during the night, I had emerged from my internet cave to see the ~true light~ of the stage, and what more did this light show me as it passed by the elegant behinds of artists we so love? It illuminated the shining faces of those there to support them. As I stood backstage trying to take pictures of the front of stage, I noticed how ham everyone was and felt so grateful to see the different shapes and sizes of humanity that still cared about supporting music. *wipes tears* So I dedicate this article to all the beautiful human specimens that remind me to leave bed and experience life and stuff lol.
[caption id="attachment_5486" align="alignnone" width="420"] TEAMS blew up the fucking stage with his perfomance, yelling shit into the mic while the giant words "GOD" loomed behind him, pretty deep.[/caption]
Support artists and your local scene and music and stuff ok!