Micro House is a 22 square meters house.The house is detachable and is, therefore, suited for different locations and climatic areas.It is easily disassembled and transported. It can be located in different areas, in urban city areas, in the mountains or beach.It`s not intended for use during transportation.
Designed so that can accommodate four persons for a period of one month and organised on two levels with sleeping and working desk raised to a upper level,it’s a perfect place for young people who love to travel.
There are people in the world who follow their bliss and creative spirit. There are people who dont and worry about the HOW vs. the end goal. Josh Madden is an artist and has the capabilities of producing great content and focuses on the end goal.
This particular video was made with next to no money at all yet it is better then many large budget videos… Why? Because of passion and the desire to make it great. The music of Ashtree speaks for itself.
Like I said…these are some broke lil homies from Denver but they’re good lil guys who made all their music happen in the back of a coffee shop & construction jobs…I’m super proud that we could make something that looks this good on no budget and still get the camera kids some money…my dream is to make stuff all the time with good kids that brings a “hey I can do that too and make it” idea to this generation.
Its the start of May 2012 and with a new month comes a new opportunity. Take advantage of your opportunities with a sound track that will lead the way… Intel’s new podcast is fresh, encouraging and probably the best thing you will hear this month.
Enjoy his new podcast and download it for free here: Download
Simple Reminder - Tokimonsta
Eyesdown (Machinedrum Remix) - Bonobo
Jahjah - fLako
The Machine and The Wind (Subtitle Remix) - Eliot Lipp
Above & Beyond - Bassnectar & Seth Drake
Freaks and Geeks (Star Slinger Remix) - Childish Gambino
Streets Of Rage - Mele
Drive It Like You Stole It - The Glitch Mob
Boombox (DJ Vadim rmx Ft. pugs Atomz) - Bassnector
Active - Dark Party
When I’m Gone (Red Mob Drumstep Remix) - Wiz Khalifa
Sabotage (Alex Metric ReEdit) - Beastie Boys
Kyoto - Skrillex ft Sirah
Ring The Alarm (Blunt-Instrument-Bootleg) - Blunt Instrument
Midnight Run (Flux Pavilion Remix) - Example
Babylon - DJ Ironbelly
I Got 5 On It (WickIt Remix) - Luniz
Beamrider (Samples Remix) - Eliot Lipp
Pass Out (Kid Cut Up Party Mix) - Tinie Tempah
Broken Angels (Original Mix) - Syrebral
Diff Star - AD Bourke
Intel is one of my favorite DJs to come out of Chicago ~
He has a truly unique sound that can get the most uptight people dancing. He blends familiar sounds with not so familiar beats and gives you a tasty deep dish style mix and live set that is worthy of mass-booty shaking.
In all honesty Im excited that Intel was able to find the time in his busy schedule to answer the below questions. Have some fun, read the below post and check out Intel’s presence on line:
How and why did you learn how to DJ and be so damn creative?
The first time I tried to DJ was probably around 1992. My brother bought a “DJ in a box” kit from an ad in the back of The Source magazine. I think it came from “Upstairs Records” or something like that. It contained two Gemini BD10’s belt driven turntable and a Gemini mixer with “transformer” buttons on it. At the time I was going to a lot of raves and hip hop parties in the city and was enamored by the DJ and their ability to completely control the vibe of the party. I slowly started buying records and playing around on my brother’s turntables after school or when he would let me. Eventually he moved out and by then I had amassed a decent sized record collection so I took some saved money and bought two used 1200’s (which still work great) and a Vestax mixer (Scratch Master 2-channel mixer 5005).
Also around the same time I helped form a DJ, bboy and party throwing crew called “Chicago Tribe” along with dj’s Adept and Spryte. Spryte and I would later form the “Platter Pirates” with Kico, Skooly, Vajra, Skwints and Pirate Bam. "Chicago Tribe" started out throwing parties in Forest Park, Illinois and eventually moved in to Chicago. Back then all ages loft and banquet hall parties were an every weekend thing. I think a lot of kids today are missing out on that. As I got more in to DJn may friend Frank passed me some mixtapes from the Southwest and West coast (Beat Junkies, International Crew, ISP). All the cutting, scratching and overall mixing creativity blew my mind and deeply influenced me. Also DJ PNS and Daniel Gibbons (I think that was his name) at Gramophone records in chicago turned me on to downtempo, instrumental hip hop and jungle records. And the rest as they say is history.
When your not spinning records what do you like to do?
When I’m not playing records and organizing my constantly growing music library you find me cooking or working on films and music videos. I actually have a degree in film with a concentration in cinematography. I actually just had a video I shot premier on VH1 Soul. That was pretty awesome. Here’s two music video I’m pretty proud of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzAHvpWsa7o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq_Gyot8lH4 You like to ride your bike right? Do you ever pretend that it is a Star Wars Speeder Bike?
I love love riding my bike. I try to do it all year round. Chicago definitely keeps that interesting. I do love the Star wars universe, but I don’t remember every having a Speeder Bike fantasy. I would definitely love to have a scout trooper helmet though. That would be bad ass. I think I fantasize more about being Crew Jones.
What is your process for creating a good mix tape?
The process to creating a good mixtape starts with the content. I like to pull a bunch of songs, listen to them, then weed out the songs that don’t fit, and then map everything out before I “lay anything to tape”. I good theme or style flow will make or break a mix.
If you were a meal of the day what would you be and why? Breakfast? Lunch? Dinner?
That’s a very interesting question. I’ve never really thought about it. Breakfast is good, but it often gets skipped. People usually eat a lunch and a dinner. I’m going with the late lunch. It’s usually big and hearty and can carry you through the night but still leave you full but light in the late night hours open to party. I would definitely be a savory meal that’s for sure.
What is one of your favorite memories of DJ ing a live show? Details please!
I’ve been very fortunate through all my years of DJn. I’ve got to meet and play with almost all of my favorite DJ’s and heros from when I was younger. It’s really hard to pinpoint one show so I’ll list a couple of my favorites.
Wu-Tang Clan at The Metro in 2007.
It was just me and all of the Wu (minus ODB). I got to warm up the packed to the gills Metro right up until the Wu took the stage. It was a great honor and so much fun to have that responsibility of being the warm up that show.
?uestlove at The Smart Bar in 2011
People packed out Smart Bar early this night and just wanted to dance! They were ready to follow you anywhere you led them. Hip hop, funk, punk, whatever. It was an amazing night. Would definitely love to do that again.
Calvin Harris and Borgore @ The Congress 3/17/2012
Yep this was just this past weekend. It’s memorable because I had no plans of playing it or that I would be added to the bill. I got added to the bill literally a couple of hours before the show started. I was on my way to another gig when I got the call from the promoters asking if a could fill a short transition slot in between Calvin Harris and Borgore. I agreed to it. Played my first gig to about 40 people, hopped in a cab, and then walked through the Congress stage door to 5000 people losing their minds and partying like crazy. Hand claps, sing alongs and chants. I was silly! Will never forget that. Such a random night.
Other honorable mentions include playing The Root Down (RIP), Low End Theory, touring North America with DJ Vadim (Way too many stories there), the grand opening night party for Mayhem at The, Lollapalooza and North Coast festival… I could go on for days. I’ve been very lucky and count my blessing every day.
How do you find enough time to do work, social media, create and be a human? Any specific strategies?
As I reply to this email at 3:30 am that should tell you a part of my plan. The real secret strategy is just staying on top of everything. Once you fall behind it is really next to impossible to climb back on top. Email/facebook message back as soon as you can. The same goes for twitter. I also like to keep myself on a schedule. Being self-employed can get dangerous. Sure slacking off or sleeping in late once in a while is ok but it’s definitely not something you can do every day. Also operating during “business” hours helps keep “regular” human interaction normal. Most of the world and my friends are 9-5. I like seeing them. I also make make really good coffee. I suggest investing in one of these.
What advice do you have to give to up and coming DJs?
Get your own sound and search for your own unique music. With music being so easy to download these days take the extra step and look a little bit further for that unique track or remix. Don’t just play the radio. Also pick up some vinyl records and learn to spin those. you don’t have to do it outside the house, but learn to mix with just your ears and not an ear and eye combo is an essential skill. Also listen to everything. I listen to a crazy amount of mixes of all genre DJ’s all the time. I think that also greatly helps.
If you can give advice to a show promoter, club owner or any talent buyer what would it be?
Show promoters please have trust in your DJ’s. They generally know what they are doing and what they are talking about. Also don’t treat them as replaceable. Yes they’re are a lot of DJ’s out there but the ones that are good are few and far between. Club owners please let DJ’s design and setup your booths. Club designers are great at club designing but not at setting up practical DJ booths. For the talent buyers… Hi my name is DJ Intel. Drop me a line. Ha!
What DJS, Directors, or other folks do you look up to and why?
I really admire all my DJ friends rocking in Chicago right now and this isn’t a political answer either. They all inspire me on a daily basis. I don’t make it to all their nights on a regular basis but I’m always listening. You guys are doing it. A special shot out to the homey Big Once who has been crushing it the last year or so. Super nasty. Outside of the local friends there’s a bunch. Whether it be Fort Knox Five, D-Styles, ZTrip, Element, DJ Shadow or Kid Cut Up I get inspired on the daily. As I mentioned above I’m always listening to new mixes and music trying to stay on top and inspired.
I think I may be a mass media junkie overall. I take so much inspiration from so many things. It could be the art of Alex Pardee or Mike Giant, the photos of Robert Capa, the cinematography of Janusz Kaminski or Matthew Libatique. It doesn’t end. I just consume and try to give back as much as I can.
What was the best piece of advice you have ever received? From who?
My parents once told me just to live life with no regrets. So that’s how I try to do it. Also Dr. Seuss once said, of course not directly to me, "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.“
What are you listening to currently?
I’m currently listening to the new Super 7 mixtape that DJ Jayceeoh put together. I always listen to the This American Life and the Solid Steel podcast on a regular basis. As far as new albums in my rotation go the new Lazerbeak and Doomtree albums come to mind.
Ninjas or Samuri? Why?
I’ve always been a fan of Samurais since I was a kid. The warriors amour was always so much cooler then the typical ninja outfit. Also I think ”Samurai Sunday“ on my local TV station helped shaped that. Even though they mostly showed ninja flicks. Samurais are just badass. That is all.
If you had 2 super powers what would they be and why?
The first super power I would want would be the power of flight. How cool would that be. You could just pack a bag and go. My second super power would be the power to heal. Think of all the good you could do. It doesn’t really need any explanation.
What are your favorite types of shows to play and why?
I like playing shows were nobody really has any expectations and just want to have a good time. They tend to work out the best. People just dance and enjoy themselves. Outside of that I’m also really enjoy playing Cobra Lounge's Dusty Groove party. You can just cut loose and play funk, soul and oldies. People really really dance there. Definitely a must to check out if you’re in Chicago on a thursday night.
What can marketing agencies and brands learn from you / DJs in general?
Stay ahead of the curve and don’t box yourself in.
What show would you rather be on: Dancing With The Stars or American Idol? Why?
I would definitely rather be on Dancing With The Stars. I have about 8 years of ballet under my belt and 4 years of various other dance styles. Yep it’s true. My mom has pictures. I can dance. Bring it.
What did you dress up as this past Halloween?
For Halloween 2011 I went out as the Zodiac Killer. It turned out to be way creeper and a lot hotter to be in then I thought. I have a long history of only being monsters for Halloween. I can’t stop the streak now.
Who do you relate to more? Hulk Hogan? The Ultimate Warrior? The Rock? Scary Sherri?
The Ultimate Warrior was probably my favorite wrestler of all time. I guess something about day-glo and fluorescent color captured my attention as a youth. Plus he legally changed his name to Warrior and that’s some serious dedication. Honorable mention to The Bushwackers and George the Animal Steel.