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Crookers @ Bassmnt (San Diego) & Yost Theater (Orange County)



Crookers is about halfway through his ‘Able to Maximize’ US Tour. This weekend, Southern California fans will have two different chances to catch him on his tour:

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 @ the Yost Theater (Orange County) w/ Bones B2B Precept & Mikey Made

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 @ BASSMNT (San Diego) w/ MRNG & Stircrazy (click for tickets)

Known for his earth-shaking live performances and cutting-edge albums, Francesco “Phra” Barbaglia has quickly become one of the most prominent djs working today. As the founding member of Crookers, he has shown the ability to not only create massive club hits but also a desire to push the genre forward through fearless innovation and a tireless work ethic. With numerous remix credits for artists ranging from the Chemical Bros to Kid Cudi, a recent, highly acclaimed live set at EDC and a new album in the works, Phra has shown no signs of slowing down.


Havoc Thursday featuring Protohype and Caked Up + Ticket Giveaway

2014-Havoc-jan23The Yost Theater is, yet again, putting on their acclaimed Havoc Thursdays in Santa Ana, CA on January 23rd with two compelling headliners.  The first, Protohype (Max Hype), is a 22-year-old music producer that is predominantly Dubstep, but his tracks are also influenced by Hip Hop, which contributes to what he has declared his music as; a new type of genre called “Dub Hop.”  His “See No Evil” EP, released last year on Firepower Records, features his track “Turn Up the Bass,” which is significant to the Dub Hop (Dubstep/Hip Hop) genre his music acquires.  Protohype is signed to Firepower Records, first established in 2012 by owner Datsik (Troy Beetles).  The two have also worked together and produced  a track called “Murder Style,” which has massive bass and abides to strictly Dubstep.  Protohype has also done some work with other producers like 12th Planet (“Like This”-Protohype & 12th Planet) and ETC! ETC! (“Bad Boy Flow”-Protohype & ETC! ETC!).  Max Hype’s stage name, Protohype, can only mean a successful show at the Yost Theater.  He is a prototype of himself, considering the fact he has created his own genre, and he is original.  Therefore, we can only expect an exceptional performance by the prosperous producer.

The second of the two headliners, are two up and coming EDM producers that team up and call themselves Caked Up.  The duo is comprised of Oscar Wylde and Vegas Banger (Jeff Saville), who created Caked Up about a year ago.  The newcomers are predominantly trap producers that focus on beats that will cause a lot of twerking and a lot of bass.  They have released some of their tracks on smaller record labels, but they are not signed to any specific label.  Their original tracks, such as  “Pop That Thang,” “Money in the Bank,” “New School Twist,” are definitely worth checking out, but they also have a special expertise in remixing.  Oscar Wylde and Vegas Banger can turn any song of any genre into an EDM tune with trap elements.  They have taken many mainstream songs and remixed them, such as “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus, “Royals” by Lorde, “M.A.A.D City” by Kendrick Lamar, “Applause” by Lady Gaga, and more.  Caked Up has recently come out with their remix of Zedd’s “Stay the Night” ft. Hayley Williams from the band Paramore, which has an upbeat tempo that makes anyone want to dance.  Caked Up’s original track, “Ass Down Twerk,” reached #13 on Beatport last year, so we know that these guys are progressing to make it big.  Oscar Wylde has become a sensation on the very popular Vine App with 1 million followers currently, where he asks his followers what they want to hear, and then himself and Vegas Banger remix what the majority of followers ask for.  It seems as though the pair know exactly how to get some publicity, which always makes a show interesting.  Terio, another vine sensation, made a lot of noise with his popular phrase “Ooh kill em,” so Oscar Wylde and Vegas Banger decided to create an original remix (Terio—Ooh Kill Em’ Remix) that caught the eye of many music producers, such as 12th Planet, who dropped the track at EDC Orlando.  Caked Up also recently opened a show for Ookay, an amazing trap producer and a Yost Theatre veteran, this month.  Caked Up gives their fans exactly what they ask for, so the outcome of their set will be nothing less than satisfaction.


We have a ticket give-a-way of two free tickets to this event at the Yost Theater (307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, CA, 92701) on Thursday, January 23rd, so fill out your information below to win.  With Protohype’s unique sound and massive bass and Caked Up’s twerkin’ trap beats, we can only expect the best from these two headliners.  The Yost Theatre never fails to put on an event thanks to White Rabbit Group making it happen.


-Sierra Mirghanbari

TJR Live at Havoc Thursdays (Yost Theater) 11/21 Review

1464769_706549279363898_1860214070_nThe Yost Theater implemented, yet again, another amazing club event with headliner, TJR (TJ Rozdilsky), thanks to the effort of White Rabbit Group.


The two opening DJs, Ninja Funk (John Paras and Steve Schuitt) and DJ Precept (Alex Castro), knew exactly how to rev up the crowd for TJR.  Ninja Funk threw down massive bangers to commence the party that was about to begin, as well as did Precept.  Ninja Funk jumped around and got the crowd moving with their opening set.  Precept got the crowd to really listen and feel the music with his articulate skills and heavy bass.  Club goers were already taking off their shirts and climbing on top of railings to utilize their amount of excitement (until security quickly asked them to get down).  Both Ninja Funk and DJ Precept were the perfect choices to open for the incredibly talented TJR.


TJR proceeded to maintain and advance the excitement and good vibes.  He spoke to the crowd just enough times to get a positive rise out of them, while also allowing the music to play so the crowd could get down to his funky beats and enticing tempos.  TJR included his big hits like “Ode to Oi,” “What’s Up Suckaz,” and “Ah Yeah” by Will Sparks (TJR remix), in his set.  TJR also played one of his new tracks exclusively for the Yost Theater that he will debut soon, so keep a look out for it.


TJR is not only known for having great talent as a music producer, but he also knows how to keep a crowd entertained in any situation.  At one point in the show, he was using the DJ equipment (provided by the Yost Theater), which included a CDJ that decided to create an error in TJR’s set.  While the stage management quickly tried to fix the issue, TJR used his humor as a tool to keep the crowd interested.  TJR explained the issue and that it was not his fault, while the crowd chanted his name and he decided to reply to the crowd humorously, “No, no, no. My name is Tiesto.”  Because of the sensation Tiesto has left on the EDM scene and the fact that Tiesto has become a mainstream DJ in EDM, I would assume TJR is politely making fun of the many EDM fans that choose to only follow the mainstream.  Therefore, TJR has proven he has the knowledge to deal with awkward situations and that the night should be lighthearted and all about having a good time.


Towards the end of his set, TJR also went back to his roots of DJing and started scratching (a turntablist technique), which contributed to the variety of his set.  The crowd could see how energetic and into the music TJR was, but it was backstage where the efficiency he put into his technique could be seen.  He is a DJ that is completely precise in his talent by moving rigorously to conduct the performance he wanted to create, while also being charismatic and enjoying the music being played as well.  The crowd kept moving and the Yost Theater stayed jam-packed until 2 A.M. when the show had to come to a close.  We can only expect TJR to continue to have a successful career and positive outcomes to proceed in his future with the original tracks and remixes he produces.