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Don’t really like to share my shonky sketches, BUT LOOK AT MY SOCK VILLAGE for my Furvilla profile/individual houses will eventually be on the villagers’ pages. Don’t know if I want to do cell-shaded or painterly yet

Houses and their occupants:

Schnookums -> Grizzly Abode (Orange)

Skarra -> Pigeon Hole (Grey)

Poodlepuff -> Puffpot Parlor (Magenta)

Lumpy -> Lump Hut (Hot Pink)

Alphonse -> Puzzling Place (Blue)

Zaech -> Cuckoo Clock

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Droog played this track at Get Lost this past weekend… First time hearing it in a club, twas magical. It’s also featured in session two of my miss lucy goes deep sessions, check it out!

miss lucy goes deep [session two] by misslucyisadj

[Party] Culprit Sessions Record Release with Shonky 08.07.11

[Party] Culrpit continues their monthly Culprit Sessions rooftop parties at the Standard Hotel in Downtown, LA on August 7th with special guest Shonky. Supporting sets will be provided by Droog (the Culprit trio) & Trescientos. In addition to the usual excitement, this will also be the record release party for Culprit’s forthcoming 16th release by Shonky called “Oasis EP”. Although Purchase links are not yet available, the vinyl release is marked for July 26th and the digital on August 17th.

Party Details:

1-8pm
Guestlist Email: Droog.LA@Gmail.com

$10 Before 3pm
$20 After

550 S. Flower St. at 6th St. in Downtown, LA

Release Details:

It’s fitting that this summer season sees months of Culprit planning and scheming
come to fruition. A relationship that began almost four years ago, between
Culprit’s LA crew and Parisian native Shonky, has finally been realized, with the
mercurial Frenchman stepping up for his first full Culprit release, ‘Oasis’.

Shonky’s debut EP for the label bears a lot of his signature elements, mixed in with
a dash of patented Culprit funk. The title-track fits the label’s canon of soulful,
warm grooves and provides the inspiration for the rest of the EP. The two
companion songs ‘La Bestia’ and ‘Kwality’ took shape as label and artist
moulded the release together.

In ‘La Bestia’ Shonky serves up his take on the melodic, funky bassline sound
which Hot Natured pioneered for the label, with his own more euphoric twist.
‘Kwality’ channels Shonky’s love for classic 90’s US house. It works a dancefloor
but reflects LA’s sun-drenched vibe far more than darkened warehouse spaces.
The song recently set the roof ablaze at Culprit’s Sonar showcase.

An outgrowth of another trans-Atlantic relationship also sees Londoner jozif join
Culprit on this release, remixing ‘Oasis’. His remix has been a secret weapon in
Droog sets for the last few months, with its dramatic piano flourishes and jozif’s
own original guitar elements adding up to a modern take on a truly Balearic style.

It’s only fitting that jozif has just become a Space, Ibiza resident.
Through a “meeting of the minds” last year in London and playing together in
Miami and Sonar, a friendship between the label and jozif has been cemented
that, in typical Culprit symmetry, will see him go from remixing to contributing a
full release to the label later this year.

CP016: Shonky - Oasis EP by culpritlosangeles

-Slow

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SAT 28TH JAN

RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY PRESENTS LOUCHE & JAUNT

@ PLAB B, BRIXTON

10PM - 6AM

TICKETS HERE

We’re honoured to be included in a massive line up with such great names behind it. Join us on the 28th of January as we join the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in their first instalment of four nights at the infamous Plan B. Hosted by the likes of Louche & Jaunt these parties are guaranteed to be huge affairs with acts like Julio Bashmore, Shonky, Midland and Braiden kicking it all off, we could not be more excited about whats to come! 

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A day in the life of a drunken glory bomber, Chris Hammond

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Shonky: Oasis (Jozif Remix) (CP016)

Culprit

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Invader Cain - Shonky

2010

For a homemade style, this is pretty good.  I like how he makes his ‘friends’.

Not the best singers or even the best players but they do manage to pull off a happier, positive groove which isn’t that common.  Their latest single Burning is better but they haven’t finished the video for it yet!

Interview: Apollonia

LessThan3: For those that are not familiar, where did the name Apollonia come from? Apollonia: It’s a reference to the ’80s girl band Apollonia 6, who were produced by Prince and featured in the film

Purple Rain. Apollonia is the love interest and lead singer of the band that offers Prince the infamous white guitar. LessThan3: Where do your roots lie in the dance music world? Dan: My first experience with dance music was a massive rave in 1992 in Paris. I bought a pair of turntables soon thereafter. Shonky: My first club experiences were in 1998, but I was introduced to electronic music via a friend sharing compilations. Dyed Soundorom: My first experiences were in 1997, mostly in clubs. I was turned onto dance music via my brother, who had brought home some tapes from raves he attended. LessThan3: Which contemporary musicians do you admire today? Dan: The last Daft Punk album wasn’t really electronic, it’s more of a rock/disco album, but it really touched my heart. LessThan3: Tell us your thoughts about your set at BPM 2014 at Fusion. We were there and consider it one of the highlights of the festival. Apollonia: The cool thing was that we got a chance to play an eight-hour set. The capacity of the place and the weather situation took us to a vibe where we played really intimate music for a smaller crowd. It’s not common to get booked to play a long set in North or South America, so we loved being able to do it. LessThan3: Touring can be an exhausting experience, but what is your favorite thing about traveling to play music? Apollonia: Getting a massage at the spa in whatever city we’re in currently. LessThan3: What can we expect from Apollonia the label and the act in 2014 and beyond? Apollonia: We have been in the studio working on our full-length album. It should be finished in a month or two and it will be released in October, followed by a five-month world tour to support it, the first five weeks of which will be America. LessThan3: Miami Music Week is just around the corner. Where can fans catch the Apollonia experience? Apollonia: We’re doing two parties as Apollonia. The first is March 24 at Treehouse, along with Jovonn from New York, who is releasing a record on the label in a month. It’s a big deal for us to have Jovonn, as he has inspired us for many years with his music, going back to the
’90s. The other appearance is at Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. event at Ice Palace Studios. LessThan3: What’s the oddest or worst request you’ve ever received while DJing? Apollonia: “What time are you going to play the new Rihanna?” LessThan3: What is your favorite shows as a trio in the last couple of years? Apollonia: That one’s easy. Circo Loco in Ibiza, Panorama Bar in Berlin, and Fabric in London. LessThan3: If the world were ending in LessThan3 minutes, and you had an iPod with every song ever made on it, what would you listen to? Apollonia: Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley.