News: All News

I Would Like To Share Everything I’m Doing With You, Right Now

And that is very difficult to do.

Yes, I have a couple of events I’ll be spinning tunes for:  Notably, the Goth Dance Party (appropriately, on Black Friday, November 24th), in Trenton, NJ at Champ’s (https://www.facebook.com/events/185411258674088/) and Asylum 13 in Wilmington, DE at Bar XIII on December 7th (https://www.facebook.com/asylum13/photos/rpp.138195462940572/1015735548519888/?type=3&theater)

Musically, I’m still diligently putting my next album together. I’ve got several songs going on at the same time.

I’m also trying to get an Xmas song done in time for a compilation cd. I’m going to make it an instrumental, and I’m choosing a song that is in the public domain, so no headaches.

I will admit that I am in dire need of someone who would be willing to help me with keeping this website updated, etc. Doing it all, myself, is becoming too much, as I’m trying to focus on writing music. Granted, I can’t pay. I am willing to pay in the form of merchandise and high-pitched, girlish laughter (if that is what you’re truly interested in).  If you would like to consider this position for yourself, you can email me at Brian.Stewart@DJversion666.com and we will discuss your lucrative (or whatever) career as my e-ssistant.

Other than that, I’ve got a couple of remixes I’m considering doing, if I can find that extra time I hear so much about. I know there is more going on, but my mind is so scattered at the moment, it’s a small wonder I am able to put this post together.

Hopefully, my next post won’t seem so scattered.

 

Sincerely,

DJversion666

 

The Month of October- Or, This Is THE Month

Happy Halloween Month!

Savor every fucking day, this month, as every moment is a worthy moment- and with a little effort, a worthy moment can become a spooky moment! -PSA

There is a lot going on, this month:

Thursday, October 5th, I’m spinning alongside Project Two during the Asylum 13 event, which will be a Twisted Wizard of Oz theme! This, of course, goes on at Bar XIII in Wilmington, Delaware. If you’re interested, the party starts at 9pm and we take it down the Yellow Brick Road until 1am. It’s a theme party, so get your flying monkey suit and join in the fun!

As stated, this is a themed event, and Project Two, Exemia, and myself decided to do something very different and produce original songs inspired by the Wizard of Oz! Those songs will premiere, that night!

Saturday, October 21st, I will be stepping foot and plugging in for the first time in Allentown, PA at The Stonewall for the monthly Reset Society event! I’m am both nervous and excited to be here, this night! The party starts at 10pm and goes until 2am!

Friday, October 27th, I will be giving you my spookiest at Champ’s in Trenton, NJ as they host their Goth/Industrial Halloween Party! Come in costume, because that’s what you do at a Halloween Party! The party will be from 9pm until 1am!

Also, I want to mention, the Iron Garden is hosting their Halloween Party at QXT’s in Newark, NJ and one of the prizes will involve a DJversion666 PRELUDE cd and t-shirt! I was also asked to judge the costume contest they will be having, but their party is the same night as the Halloween Party at Champ’s. I had to politely decline. I am honored that they had asked! Best wishes to all involved in the Iron Garden event! I can truly say, I will definitely be there in spirit!

Also, I wanted to thank Tangent D. Noir and TheXFactory.com (website and social media) for their continued support of the DJversion666 brand! This man has accomplished (and continues to do so) superhero-like feats in order to make things happen! I truly cannot thank him enough for everything he does!

Another person I can’t thank enough for everything is Fabian Morales, otherwise known as Exemia! He continues to make my music absolutely magical! He is an incredible talent! If you have never heard his work, I suggest you google Exemia, AND Aim&Execute (a collaboration between himself and Audiocentesis)! The man is a genius!

Finally, I want to thank my family. I know I push myself, and you have to put up with my craziness. Life is about doing and being. Thank you for letting me do me. I hope to only make you proud.

That is all the news for this month. I have a couple of events already booked for next month, and am hoping to book one or two more, but I’ll talk more on those in a future post.

 

Sincerely,

DJversion666

Busy, Busy, Busy

There are so many things to catch you up on, I’m not even sure where to begin!

Let’s start with the TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the DJversion666.COM WEBSITE! To celebrate (and to try and pay some bills, because bills), I am pointing out an exclusive offer you can’t find anywhere else and that would be my entire collection for the low, low price of $10.40 (US) for the DJversion666 Digital Collection! You can get it, here: Click Here and Scroll Down for the Special Price!

Coming up at Bar XIII in Wilmington, DE, Thursday, September 7th, Asylum 13 will be presenting a Twisted Wizard of Oz theme night! That’s right- dark dance, ebm, industrial with a hint of everything Yellow Brick Road! For this event, I am writing an original song inspired by the classic movie! After the event, I will be providing a link to give the song away for free 🙂

Speaking of:  The aforementioned song inspired by the Wizard of Oz is being written and produced within my new DAW. I have retired EnergyXT and have migrated to Ardour. I won’t go into details here, but suffice it to say, EnergyXT was not able to keep up with my demands. Ardour fits my needs like a glove. I think you’re going to like what will be coming from me, soon. 🙂

Stay tuned keep supporting independent artists. We do it because we love it.

 

Sincerely,

DJversion666

What Am I Up To?

Once again, here I am with a sporadic update of things going on in the world of DJversion666:

I will be djing at Bar XIII in Wilmington, DE on July 6th! I love this place! Once a month, I travel from the dirty Jersey shored to this amazing bar just 30 minutes south of Philadelphia; the first Thursday of each, to be exact. We’ve started doing themed events, within the past few months. The first was a Star Wars theme, thrown at us at the last minute, putting the creative part of the brain into a higher gear. Thankfully, Klayton of Celldweller and Circle Of Dust fame has done a tremendous job of paying electronic homage to the Star Wars franchise. Amazon had the single available for a few bucks, so it was a matter of downloading, listening, and, like any man with some alone-time, playing with it. I was ready. The most recent event was a Matrix theme. That was a great time! We picked several songs from the soundtrack and added that to our standard picks of EBM, Darkwave, and Industrial (with a pinch of EDM from Project Two, my usual partner in crime on the decks). This next event will be a Hackers theme (Hack The Planet, Mr. The Plague, etc); more great music from three, separate soundtracks! It’s sure to be a great time, once again. Project Two won’t be able to make it, this time, oddly, because of hackers (not the movie, but actual hackers. I can’t go into detail, because it’s not my place. …but, funny. 😀 ). DJ KillCrazy will be joining me, this time. Together, we are taking down the Gibson, baby!

In the music realm, I am crazy busy. I’ve decided to shelf the idea of putting a band together for the live project. I’ve started focusing on studio work, once again. I have recently finished recording my vocals on an Aim&Execute (a collaborative project of Exemia and Audiocentesis) song titled Messiah Of My Doubt. It was recently released on the Terror Night Vol. 3 Mechanized Occultism compilation cd! That was an amazing experience. It gave me the kick I needed to start working on my own music. Currently, I have four or five songs put into motion. A few of them may not make it, but that is the nature of the beats. I am looking forward to finishing these, and many more, in the upcoming year.

The original Embrace The Entropy was also recently released on the June 2017 Brutal Resonance release; a compilation that is now being released once a month! …FOR FREE!!! (pay what you will- be cool and throw ’em a few bucks. Trust me when I say, they appreciate it). That’s it- with the exception of instrumentals and remixes, every one of my songs has been on (in some form or fashion) a compilation cd! Achievement Unlocked!

DSBP Discogs, founded by Tommy T. Rapisardi of Diverje fame, is being especially awesome! A short while back, they started carrying physical copies of the Prelude cd in their online store! That’s right- you can order physical cds from them! Tommy, who also hosts Cyberage Radio plays various songs from the album in the regular rotation! A lot of people are hearing my work, especially out West! I can’t thank him enough for all the help he’s provided on this incredible journey.

That is true of everyone who has helped me, thus far. The list is becoming the length of my first letter to Santa Claus. My next, full album will have a huge Special Thanks section!

Until next post:

Much love!

Sincerely,

DJversion666

 

 

More Apologies From The Heart

Here I am, still not updating as often as I’d like to. Please accept my most sincere apology, as we move forward.

Of note in the realm of DJversion666:

I’m getting my own reality series! Just kidding. Fuck no.

I am working on several songs at the same time. I work on a little at a time with each of them. Which one I work on is entirely dependent upon my mood. There are a couple of very interesting ideas, I’m kicking around. I can’t divulge anything, yet. Nothing is set in stone.

Of extra special note: The first Thursday of each month, Project Two and myself take turns spinning the dark electronic tunes in Wilmington, Delaware’s Bar XIII for Asylum 13. As of May (The 4th), we began doing theme nights. Yes, it was a Star Wars theme night! Project two and I had some fun that night. I admit, I love Star Wars. Most people could guess what song got played, that evening.

Thursday, June 1st will be The Matrix theme.

Bar 13 Matrix Style Thursday June 1st 2017

Follow the white rabbit.

Take the red pill.

one more…

There is no spoon.

 

2017!

I want to apologize, first, for not updating this site as often as I should. With my work schedule, it’s difficult to sit down and actually catch you up with the latest goings on and what-not.

Tonight (January 5th, 2017), I will be spinning alongside Project Two at Bar XIII in Wilmington, DE. We’ll be pumping out the dark tunes for your stomping pleasure!

Also, tonight (at Midnight), darkTunes Music Group will be releasing my single, Embrace The Entropy, along with some seriously kick-ass remixes by Audiocentesis, Cutoff:Sky, Exemia, LaUD23, and Machines On Blast! This will be available through various distribution sites, such as iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. I shall also have it available on Bandcamp, for those of you who prefer it.

Exemia and I just finished a remix for Totem Obscura (Acylum side project) which will be released via digital download AND physical media! I have to admit, I’m pretty damned excited about that!

Currently, I’m working on a remix for Machines On Blast, for the remix cd of the Tin Man Empire album!

Shortly after that, I will be working on another remix for Deophagy! They’re finishing up some tracks and putting together a remix kit, and then- it’s on!

After that, I will be getting back to work on the next DJversion666 album. I am hoping to have a full, decibel-packed album out and available by Halloween of this year. It’s not going to be easy, as my work schedule is crazy (bills won’t leave me alone, no matter how much I insist they give me a break), but I will make this happen!

I will be seeking to reform the live show, very soon. I miss being on the stage, screaming into a microphone. If you are a musician (especially if you live in Jersey, however, if you’re willing to travel we can work things out), and you’re interested in having some fun on stage, reach out to me at djversion666@thexfactory.com

That is all the news for now.

Stay tuned for more, as it happens.

 

Sincerely,

DJversion666

DJ Strykknine & DJversion666 At Bar XIII’s ASYLUM 13, This Thursday (Dec 1st)

Asylum 13 DJv666 and DJ Strykknine

Evan and I have been talking about spinning together for a while now. It’s finally about to happen, and it shall be glorious.

If you live anywhere on the East Coast, this is the place to be Thursday night. We are going to bring the dark electronic sounds you know and love (and a few you will be happy to hear for the first time).

We look forward to seeing you there.

Smiles! Re: Celestial Stage, August 20th

We had an incredible time, last night, at QXT’s! They were wonderful hosts. I cannot wait to perform there, again (and again and again and, well, you get the idea).

I made a lot of new friends, that night. If you dig deep, you’ll find a picture of me playing the Pokemon Go game with a great group of people who drove an hour away to see our show (I swear, I’m playing it for my son. QXT’s is a Pokestop. I’m sure you understand). Shout out to Patty, Derek, and the rest of the crew! You guys are awesome!

It is an honor to have opened for Kosmic Daydream and GHyp:See & The Wichts! There is some great music coming from these bands! If you ever get a chance, definitely check them out. The Wichts’ bassist, Samuel Elijah James IV, is bangin’ it out on a six string with a tremolo- from one bassist to another, I salute you!

I cannot thank everybody enough for the awesome time we had!

 

Sincerely,

DJversion666

 

Last night’s set list:

What’s Inside

Happy

Goodbye World

Where Is Your God Now

Malevolent Introspection

Embrace The Entropy

Can You Feel The Beat (Nachtmahr cover)

Human Race To The Finish

 

Performing Goodbye World alongside Nathan Brodsky on guitar and Andrew Wang on keyboards

As soon as I have more pics and vids, I will post them.

UPDATE with pics:

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So Many Great Things!

Just to briefly catch you up with all things DJversion666:

CIA Specialforces:

I’ve been on their Newcomer Charts for months now with my song, Happy!

These wonderful people will be releasing a compilation cd, very shortly. It will have 2 of my songs, Happy and my newest:  Embrace The Entropy (As well as a special, super secret surprise.  You’ll have to get the compilation to find out what it is 😉 ) You’ll be able to get it here, as soon as it becomes available: CIA Releases look for CIA Volume 3!

Also, courtesy of CIA Specialforces and LaUD23, I have received the first remix for Embrace The Entropy! It is incredible and I am really looking forward to sharing it with everyone! It will be one of several remixes that will be appearing on a a remix cd, courtesy of darkTunes Music Group! Embrace The Entropy will also be released as a single. Haven’t heard it yet? Here ya go: Embrace The Entropy Streamed via ReverbNation

Speaking of darkTunes:  In cooperation with Trisol Music Group, Nachtmahr is releasing their 10 year tribute album. The DJversion666 project will be appearing on the digital album release! We covered Can You Feel The Beat and it fucking rocks!

QXT’s:

August 20th will be our first, live show! We are taking the stage at 8pm, for QXT’s Celestial Stage event! Please come early! Let them know you’ve come to get your genetalia touched by the music of DJversion666. Our music is going to touch them, so hard. You will need therapy. It is important that you let them know you’ve come to see us, specifically.

 

Stay tuned for more, as it comes!

 

 

SINcerely,

DJversion666

 

Embrace The Entropy

The first song has officially been recorded for the next album (title TBA)! I would like to thank Exemia (Fabian Morales) for his incredible post-production work, as well as the brilliant guitar tracks! I would also like to thank QXT’s in Newark (Especially DJ Victrola!) for all their support and love! I am truly honored to have my music played in such a well-known and wonderful nightclub!

Embrace The Entropy is currently only available for streaming. It will be available for download, shortly (courtesy of darkTunes Music Group).

Embrace The Entropy will also be found on an upcoming CIA Special Forces compilation CD!

Several radio stations already have their hands on this song and have promised to give it so airwave love!

Currently, there are several incredible artists working on remixes of this song. I am really looking forward to hearing their work!

 

Check it out, here:  Embrace The Entropy Streamed via ReverbNation

Ebrace The Entropy Streamed via Hearthis.at

T- Shirts, Posters, CDs, Stickers- What’s Next?

 

Merchandise has either been ordered, or it’s already arrived!

T-Shirts are $15 each plus shipping

11″ x 17″ Prelude Poster  $5 each plus shipping

Prelude Poster

11″ x 17″ Human Race To The Finish Lyrics Poster $5 each plus shipping

Human Race To The Finish Poster

11″ x 17″ Rain Behind Your Eyes – Jimmi Jensen Original Artwork Poster $5 each plus shipping

Rain Behind Your Eyes - Jimmi Jensen Poster

CDs are $10 each plus shipping

Djversion666 - 2016-05-12 - Images of physical CDs of the album, Prelude - 1 (META1-TRANSPARENT)

Stickers are $1 each

$2 for 3

$3 for 5

$5 for 10

If you’d like, you can send a self-addressed stamped envelope (for stickers only) to:

DJverion666

PO Box 1816

Brick, NJ 08723

DJversion66Stickerz

currently accepting payments for all merchandise via Paypal only

make payments to djversion666@gmail.com

Stay tuned! There will be more to come!

If you have any questions or need to state your size, contact me at djversion666@gmail.com

Jimmi Jensen’s Rain Behind Your Eyes Artwork!

This incredible piece was mastered by the multi-talented, Jimmi Jensen! It will be going on T-shirts, posters, and other fine pieces of DJversion666 merchandise, in the very near future!

Jimmi Jensen's Rain Behind Your Eyes
Jimmi Jensen’s Artistic Rendition of Rain Behind Your Eyes

If you’ve never heard of Jimmi Jensen, well it’s time you should! This man has done incredible artwork for other bands, such as Andrako, Diverje, Resist Concept, Varicella, Wyre Trapp, and Xentrifuge, to name a few,

 

Much of his artwork can be found here:

Jimmi Jensen’s Album Artwork on Facebook

 

 

…but wait- there’s more to this multifaceted individual!

He has two musical projects going on, currently:

and

which is is solo project.

 

Soak in the talent of this artist/entertainer! You’ll be glad you did!

 

 

A PSA: Don’t Drink Or Do Drugs And Drive (Otherwise, What You Do Is Your Own Business)

This was posted to Facebook, March 12th at 5:07am EST:

“Drunk drivers…

Tonight, I was hit by a drunk driver. It was on a major highway in New Jersey. I’m still shaken up. It’s only apparent to me, as I’m struggling to type this, at the moment. I’m very lucky.

I’m typing this out, right now, sort of as my own therapy, to remind myself that it really happened.

The drunk driver was driving on the wrong side of the highway.

But wait, it’s more fun from my perspective.

I’m in the center lane, doing approximately 65 mph. A semi was in the right lane, in front of me. The semi puts its left turn signal and starts moving into the center lane. That’s too close to me, so I move into the left lane. Suddenly, headlights are coming around the truck and I have two options; turn right, into the semi (that’s a strong “fuck no”) or turn left, into the grassy median, risking guard rail and cement barrier. Grassy median, it was. I start to turn left when the impact occurred. If I wouldn’t have done so, I wouldn’t be typing this, right now.

I was hit on the passenger side. My vehicle rolled at least once. I don’t know. It was about 2:00 am. It was dark. I know, the vehicle ended up on its side. No airbags deployed, that I am aware of.

During this time, I leaned in toward the passenger seat. When the vehicle came to a stop, The driver’s side was on the ground. The passenger side was smashed. The windows were all shattered on that side. The doors were smashed shut. Once I realized that this really happened, I unbuckled my seatbelt and surfaced through the passenger side window. I hopped down and looked around, trying to figure out what the fuck just happened. I saw a couple of cars pulled over. One was definitely the car that hit me. Someone rushed over to see if I was okay and told me how they had called the police. They had been following this person, on the correct side of the highway. They gave witness statements.

The ambulance came and made sure I was okay. To be perfectly honest, I’m extremely shaken, but not a scratch. I have a bump on my right shin. I have a bruise on my left thigh. My lower right ribs are tender. I was shaking glass out of my hair and pulling it out of the crack of my ass. I don’t even want to think about that, ever again. EVer.

They asked if I wanted to go to the hospital. I’d told them no. I probably shouldn’t have. I will be going there in the morning after I wake up. I probably should have the ribs checked.

One thing I will say- I have some pretty bad-ass survival instincts.

Anyway- fucking drunk drivers. Just. Don’t.

Fuck.”

I’ve since been recovering, having been prescribed pain killers, muscle relaxers, and high doses of ibuprofen. I haven’t yet picked up any instruments. My wrist is not ready for the bass, nor do I think I’d be comfortable spreading my fingers to play keyboards.

I can sing, though. I can fucking scream- at the top of my motherfucking lungs. I want to- I really do.

 

You get one chance at life. Take that chance. Tomorrow doesn’t come for everyone.

 

Sincerely,

DJversion666

 

Introducing Jennifer Stewart

A few months ago my beautiful wife, Jennifer Stewart, had suggested that I listen to a song by a certain Damien Rice, called 9 Crimes.

 

Well, after hearing it, we decided to cover it and give it our own, special spin:

https://djversion666.bandcamp.com/track/9-crimes-damien-rice-cover-feat-jennifer-stewart

Jennifer did an amazing job! I look forward to working with her again, in the very near future!

Our cover can also be found on Soundcloud and ReverbNation, right now!

I hope you enjoy hearing it as much as we enjoyed putting it together!

Special thanks to Fabian Morelos (aka Exemia) for the incredible post-production!

 

A Few Major Announcements

So much is going on, I’m not really sure where to begin!

I suppose, to start, I would like to say that we are excited and pleased to bring aboard Jennifer Stewart into the DJversion666 project! She is currently putting dozens of incredible things in motion. We are all looking forward to the vast number of elements she brings to the table!

Speaking of Jennifer- she and I are just finishing up a cover of an incredible song by Damien Rice, putting our own, special flavor to his song.

Things are going extremely well with the live project! We’re estimating being ready to launch by the end of April. A few venues have mentioned having us. As soon as we are officially ready, I will be reaching out to everyone. Stay tuned!

Another awesome announcement:  I have been asked to cover a song by a German techno/industrial  group for their upcoming tribute album! I don’t want to give too much away, at this time, but suffice it to say I am honored!

I am also looking forward to working with Edit/Erase! We’ve been talking about a collaboration or two for a while now. I believe it’s about time we make this happen!

It goes without saying, I am looking forward to working with the Master Of All Things Audio- The Man Behind The Mask- Fabian Morelos:  Exemia! I know, he’s an extremely busy man, not only with his personal project but he also has this incredible collaboration with the guys from AudioCentesis, known as Aim & Execute (Remember. This. Name)! Know that great things are coming to your ears from this man!

The next DJversion666 album will be more than just me! Yes, I will still be writing the songs, the lyrics, and doing the arranging, but Nathan, Renee, Brian, Jennifer, and myself (along with everything Fabian brings) will be laying down some serious, fucking tracks! This album is going to bring everything we do to a whole, new level!

We are coming. It will be beautiful.

 

-DJversion666

 

The FIX With DJ BAn Valentine’s Day 2016

Valentine’s day- a day for love, romance, candlewax, riding crops, cotton rope, leather, and snuggles…

…as well as blasting Happy, in an effort to tell your exes you still think about them from time to time.

Thank you, DJ BAn, for bringing this most powerful love song to the ears of your listeners!

Happy Valentine’s day, my friends! May your day consist of fucking. If you’re single, may your lotion and tissues serve you well.

 

The FIX With DJ BAn Sunday February 7th, 2016

This is an incredible set! I am honored to have been a part of this show!

I was informed via facebook that one of my songs be in the mix, however, I was unaware of which one. To my surprise, it was my cover of the Moody Blues song, Nights In White Satin. You can hear the entire set, here:

The FIX! 16.06 TBFM Network Alternative Music Show by Ban & The Fix! on Mixcloud

 

If you just want to hear the song, the link can be found below. I do recommend playing the entire show, though. The music selection is fucking awesome!

https://djversion666.bandcamp.com/track/nights-in-white-satin-moody-blues-cover

Bringing In The New Year (2016) Right

Well, I would love to say that it will be hard to beat the awesomeness that was 2015, but I can’t. Don’t get me wrong- 2015 was the year that really put the DJversion666 project into high gear. Exemia dusted me off and put me back where I’m supposed to be, musically. QXT’s in Newark, New Jersey, hosted my cd release party, when I had released it independently. A couple months later, I signed with darkTunes Music Group. Throughout all of last year, I’d been a guest dj a number of times at Bar XIII (formerly Mojo 13) in Wilmington, Delaware. I have met some outstanding human beings throughout this past year. It has been an amazing ride, thus far.

2016- I am the first featured artist of the year, on the Batbox Music E-Zine http://www.batboxmusic.com/#!january-feature-band-djversion666/c1vrx!

In a couple more months, the band will be ready to take the chains off and give you the best performance possible. Expect to see us at QXT’s, Bar XIII, and The Brighton Bar in Longbranch, New Jersey, shortly after we say “go”.

January of 2016 will also usher in two more compilations- One from Intravenous Magazine:  Blood Pack Volume 3, and one from darkTunes:  Gothic Music Orgy Volume 2.

I will also be starting work on the next album, in 2016. My first album revolved around depression, self-loathing, and anger- all great emotions that feel really good to get out and put to music. Expect to dive deeper into my mind on the next album.

On that note, I would like to welcome everyone to the new year!

 

Sincerely,

DJversion666

This Tuesday’s Practice (12-15-2015)

It was an excellent practice, once again, as we finished tightening Valentine. It feels good to add the extra layer of bass to that song.

We missed Renee, this evening. Hopefully all is well. Next week…
Malevolent Introspection is next on the agenda.

I’m looking forward to this one (Malevolent Introspection). The challenge, vocally, is in the breathing If I don’t take breaths at certain, specific points, I will surely pass out and die. When we start performing live, you’ll want to come out and see what happens. If I get distracted and miss a breath, I may just turn blue and pass out, falling into a tank of venomous platypuses. It would be awful, but I’m willing to take this chance- for you, dear madam or sir- for you.

Nights In White Satin – Moody Blues Cover – Available For Free Download!

Two different mixes- both available for free!

This one is the beta (beta is what I like to call my attempt at mixing down a song):

 

This one is the final mix by Exemia:

Nights In White Satin large

https://djversion666.bandcamp.com/track/nights-in-white-satin-moody-blues-cover

This is my gift to you. Thank you for visiting my site. I hope you keep coming back to keep up with the future of this project.

 

Sincerely,

DJversion666

 

Radio Spots For Schwarze Welle Radio, Germany

Just finished recording 3 radio spots for Schwarze Welle Radio! This included a Holiday spot.

I will say this:  I never learned another language. I should’ve. I need to.

I’m worried that I sounded like a tourist asking for directions in the wrong part of Brussels.

Adding to the Bucket List:  Learn more languages

Do yourself a favor. It’s a big world. Do everything you can to enjoy it. Learn. Grow. Live outside of the box you grew up in. Experience. Gain perspectives. Try to understand. Never quit.

Official Website Launch: (Oct 31, 2015 Sat)

DJversion666.com Official Website Launch & “Prelude” Re-release at darkTunes (Oct 31, 2015 Sat). DJversion666.com is finally funded for at least one year! All thanks to the CONTRIBUTIONS made by DONATORS like YOU.

PROMO VIDEOLISTEN TO PRELUDEBUY “Prelude”

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  • Domain/Web Hosting
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DJing At Mojo 13, September 26th

I’m really looking forward to spinning, once again, at Mojo 13! It’s always a blast- the music, the people, the drinks, that atmosphere, though…

September 26th of 2015 is going to be taken up a few notches, as Justin Symbol (to which, I say, “fuck yeah!”) and Generation Empty (which is owed another, “fuck yeah!”) hammer the ears and everything in between, and DJ Richard Reich and I spin music that evening.

Oh, and did I mention it’s a theme party? That’s right- the theme for the evening is blasphemy, sacrilege, debauchery, and everything sinful.

Apparently, Pope Francis is set to hold Mass in Philadelphia that day. http://www.popefrancisvisit.com/schedule/mass-cathedral-basilica-sts-peter-paul-philadelphia/  We’re going to be thirty minutes away, later that evening, making things right once again.

Asylum 13 Blasphemous Sept 26 2015

I hope I see everyone here, doing what we as humans do best.

 

Sincerely Sinister,

DJversion666

Prelude- Stream It!

 

Depression becomes music. Pushing Through It All is what it sounds like to overcome those feelings that kept me down for so long. Sometimes, words simply aren’t necessary.

Pushing Through It All (available for download)

 

The evolution of humans comes this. We’re not broken. We just think differently.

What’s Inside (available for download)

 

When a relationship goes sour, yet you’re trapped because the person you’re involved with threatens to inflict harm upon themselves.

Happy (available for download)

 

Originally, I wrote this song well over a decade ago. Exemia had professed an interest in the song. I asked if he’d be interested in collaborating on a remake of it. The rest is recent history.

It is a song about depression and hopelessness. This seems to be a running theme with me.

Goodbye World (DJversion666 and Exemia) (available for download)

 

To all the Fundamentalist assholes who sputter on about fire, brimstone, and God’s wrath. Specifically, I wrote this song in regards to Ken Ham, Ray Comfort, Kent and Eric Hovind, and the countless other liars and fear-mongers who prey on those who simply want to believe there is more to life than the bullshit we’ve been born into. Me- I am an atheist. When provoked, I become an antitheist. I can not put faith in something which can’t be proved- especially, some myth created by people who thought the earth was flat.

Where Is Your God Now? (available for download)

 

This song within a song is my homage to a song that started my dreams of becoming a performing musician.

Valentine (available for download)

 

Because I haven’t given you enough songs about self-loathing:

Malevolent Introspection (available for download)

 

Another instrumental- but wait! This one has an extra beat per measure! How the hell does one dance to this? However the hell you want to, my friend.

Lesson In Chaos (available for download)

 

We are here for a limited time, to do limited things. Our importance is ultimately overshadowed by our complete meaninglessness.

Perspective:  In 300,000 years, you’ll be bones in a museum, if you’re lucky. I don’t care who you are.

Future Gods (available for download)

 

There are a lot of politicians who would like to be remembered as “The One Who Pushed The Goddamn Button”. This song is dedicated to those assholes.

Human Race To The Finish (available for download)

 

Because of the way my mind works, I get caught up in myself, inadvertently pushing aside everyone and everything I love. This song is dedicated to my wife and son. Thank you for putting up with my bullshit.

Rain Behind Your Eyes (available for download)

 

This was all Exemia! He made quick work of this remix, which came out with this incredible work of art which appeared on darkTunes’ Gothic Music Orgy compilation CD.

(Exemia Remix) Goodbye World [darkTunes Mix] (bonus) (available for download)

 

 

as an extended bonus, here are other songs not found on the Prelude album:

Nights In White Satin (Moody Blues cover) (available for download)

 

Instrumental- The music feels as if it’s nearly about to break open and go crazy, but it hides behind a serenity, as if it’s trying to cover up its true emotions.

Sanity Between Whispers

 

Instrumental- I wrote this song the day I decided I’d had enough of my hiding from myself, musically.

Reborn

 

Instrumental- This is my idea of scribbling something down on a napkin and telling myself, “I’m going to do something with this, one day. It will be glorious!”

The Artifice Of War (beta)

 

Instrumental- This was the scribble that became Malevolent Introspection on Prelude.

Malevolent Introspection (beta)

 

The next three instrumentals are so old, I seriously doubt I’ll ever actually do anything with them, but I give them to you anyway, because why the fuck not? The quality is absolute crap, but if you can overlook that, you might find some very intricate parts winding through these songs.

Birds Vs Bees originally had lyrics. I was lucky enough to have lost them. They sucked.

Spirit Of The Hunt (downloadable)

Grinder (downloadable)

Birds Vs. Bees (downloadable)

 

Kick Ass Music You Should Be Listening To

There is absolutely no way I could list all the musical artists I believe everyone should experience. I could try, but it would take a lifetime. I apologize in advance, if I miss anyone. Please feel free to comment, if I’ve missed an artist/group you think should be mentioned.

Many of these are free (pay what you want) to download. Show your appreciation for their talent and artistry by throwing them a buck or two. That’s certainly not asking much to increase your music collection.

Support the indie artists.

 

https://exemia.bandcamp.com/ This is the individual who helped make the DJversion666 project a reality. He is a man of many talents.  I highly recommend the song, Gris. Not only is his music absolutely incredible, but his artwork is something you do not want to miss!

https://audiocentesis.bandcamp.com/ Incredible sounds that you will definitely want to add to your collection. Zughenruhe is a personal favorite.

https://aimexecute.bandcamp.com/ This is an up-and-comer you won’t want to miss! It is the collaborative project of Exemia and Audiocentesis. Between these two names, you can bet on incredible sounds that you will listen to over and over again.

https://ak58.bandcamp.com/ I love [AndroidKölon:58]- great music and, on a personal level, a sense of humor that will make you piss yourself. Bear Wrestler. Seriously.

https://caffetine.bandcamp.com/ Because everyone should love Caffetine!

https://soundcloud.com/editeraseband  He’s currently in the process of putting his Bandcamp page together. He has a lot of awesome music on Soundcloud!

This list will be constantly updated! Keep checking back for more bands/artists and their respective links!

 

The Release Party At QXT’s In Newark, NJ (Friday, July 24th, 2015)

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The party was incredible! QXT’s was, as always, an amazing experience! I would like to thank Krys Przybylski and everyone else for their help kicking off the debut album, Prelude! They made it a night to remember!

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The merch table

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Jim Mill of Gravity Well

 

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Good Friends- good times

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Renee Pestritto- Keyboardist

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Jennifer and “Matchbox” feelin’ it

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Half of the live act, in one spot (you don’t realize how hard it is to get everyone together at once)

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Nathan Brodsky- Guitarist

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The DJ looks put off by something

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Jennifer Stewart- Beautiful wife

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There were other pictures, but my phone is a piece of crap that doesn’t do well in the dark.

It was a night to remember!

 

Sincerely,

DJversion666

Radio Play!

Dark Essence Radio played Happy, June 29th, 2015! You can always tune in, here: http://www.4zzzfm.org.au/program/dark-essence

 

or stream the archive: https://www.mixcloud.com/darkessence/dark-essence-radio-443-2962015/

August 10th, 2015, Dark Essence Radio played Human Race To The Finish! I’ll have the archive up as soon as it’s posted!

 

Bloodlit Radio played Happy, July 26th, 2015! Tune in, here: http://www.bloodlitradio.com/

or stream the archive: https://www.mixcloud.com/wwwbloodlitradiocom/in-the-bloodlit-dark-july-26-2015/

 

Cyberage Radio played Human Race To The Finish! You can catch this station here: http://kunm.org/#stream/0

or stream the archive (8/2/2015): http://www.cyberage.cx/index.php?page=archives

Cyberage Radio played Malevolent Introspection!

stream the archive (8/16/2015): http://www.cyberage.cx/index.php?page=archives

Compilations!

darkTunes: Gothic Music Orgy Volume 1

Goodbye World (Exemia Remix) darkTunes mix

GothicMusicOrgyVolume1

https://www.facebook.com/317961981578779/videos/896294720412166/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLgrTDXmao8

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gothic-music-orgy-vol.-1/id988902126

http://www.amazon.com/Gothic-Music-Orgy-Vol-Explicit/dp/B00WLEIYXS

https://player.spotify.com/album/2xcNlrPuG1mWEE9TNe09n5

 

 

 

Mechanized: Freak Machine Volume 3

Where Is Your God Now

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https://mechanized-digital.bandcamp.com/album/freak-machine-03-cd3 (be sure to check out their incredible selection of music!)

 

 

 

Zoonosis: Cyberpunk Power Electronics Volume 3

What’s Inside

Zoonosis Cyberpunk Power Electronics Vol III

https://zoonosis.bandcamp.com/album/cyberpunk-power-electronics-vol-3 (Zoonosis has an amazing selection, as well. Be sure to check it out!)

 

 

 

Aggro Driver ’81:  Kompilation

Human Race To The Finish

aggrodriver '81 Kompilation

https://aggrodriver81.bandcamp.com/releases (Kompilation is incredible!)

 

 

 

 

darkTunes:  Darkest Halloween Compilation 2015

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https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/darkest-halloween-compilation/id1051248184

http://www.amazon.de/Darkest-Halloween-Compilation-2015-Explicit/dp/B01735VCGA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445718245&sr=8-1&keywords=darkest+Halloween

 

 

 

Side-Line Magazine:  Face The Beat:  Session 3

Face The Beat 3

https://sidelinemag.bandcamp.com/album/face-the-beat-session-3

Every song one this album becomes a favorite, immediately!

 

 

 

Intravenous Magazine:  Blood Pack Vol 3

Intravenous Blood Pack Vol 3

https://intravenousmagazine.bandcamp.com/

This is another incredible compilation!

 

 

 

darkTunes Music Group:  Gothic Music Orgy 2

 

Gothic Music Orgy 2

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01A0F3GCI/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp

Coming full circle with the 2nd Gothic Music Orgy compilation, darkTunes offers another incredible album!

 

 

Expect more greatness to come!

Prelude Reviews From Around The World

“DJversion666’s new album PRELUDE is a great dose of dark ambiance. Dangerous and eerie music with it’s roots firmly planted in old school industrial. Great stuff!”– Zoog Von Rock, Angelspit

“liked the album a lot, im pumped for that release, i think he could really make waves…really fuckin talented and you (Exemia) helping him with his production brings it to a whole other level” -Audiocentesis

“So much quality and aggressive!” -2Bullet

“This guy is epic xD this is a really good album i also like your (Exemia) mastering, it feels really good, like some old school industrial” -Megrim

“the sound is really professional, i like the drums too wow happy’s intro sounds really cool! there’s some 90’s nin groove in there, his rockish/angrier vox reminds me of trent well, this is definitely industrial, this project could become really big. there’s something that could attract many people in my opinion they sound really finished, sounds very professional and well-though great sampling and melodically interesting also the atmosphere is there. and it changes from gothic to something a bit surrealistic or psychedelic sometimes well i’m happy that i had a chance to listen to this album this early wow, what an ending track to album. surpirisngly good release. really interesting to see how people will react, i think it has potential to go big” -Cellhavoc

Tangent D. Noir (TheXFactory.com) Review of Prelude:

“I was sent an album written by one of our group members Bri Stewart (aka: DJversion666) and given the directive to “test” it for flaws. Well honestly, it’s really hard to test an album for flaws when you realize that every time you listen to the album it gets better. I’ve listened to this pre-release all the way through, seriously, 20 or more times. Here are my thoughts track by track;

TRACK 01 “Pushing Through It All”
The first song as an instrumental is so very important to the enjoyment of this album. It opens up the part of your brain which translates audio information in to information that you will need. It completely gets you in the mindset to listen to what comes next; and, I love the soft piano towards the end.

TRACK 02 “What’s Inside”
In my opinion, this is the most “stompy” track on the album. It’s almost pre-dance industrial but it holds on to an old school electronic industrial feel some how. Once your body gets moving to this you’ll understand just how important all of these elements are.

TRACK 03 “Happy”
Heavy hitting and gritty. If you like old school dance industrial, you’re probably going to break your hip dancing to this track. This song seems to be designed to snap you out of your false sense of reality using sarcasm as it’s chosen mode of delivering it’s message.

TRACK 04 “Goodbye World”
This song starts off like a determined steam engine with a vendetta. It slowly chugs along in the night with no intension of stopping. The effects and sounds seriously add to this imagery for me. There’s also a slowed down pre-chorus and a killer coda that’s just freakin’ inspired. Great audio imagery. Gets better every time I listen to it.

TRACK 05 “Where Is Your God Now”
I love the idea that this track could have very easily become an EBM tune in the beginning. Despite the heavy industrial feel of this song – which is always good, I can actually see it becoming popular with the EBM heads who like heavy grit in their tunes. This is yet another one of those songs that sneaks up on you and gets better every time you listen to it.

TRACK 06 “Valentine”
This is currently my favorite song on the album. This song is as close to true industrial as you’re going to get today. It’s filled with irony without having a single word written. It’s just freakin’ beautiful. The leads during the coda will blow your mind. It takes me back to the days of my listening to the bands “Yellow” and “The Art of Noise”. You will always wish this song was longer; because, it’s that good.

TRACK 07 “Malevolent Introspection”
The vocals sound very 80’s influenced – always a plus with me. You will love the arpeggiated bass line. If you don’t, I’m inclined to think that something may be wrong with the way you live your life. Ha.. Ha..

TRACK 08 “Lessons in Chaos”
This is my second favorite song on the album. It sounds so good loud. It pounds it’s way through your chest. Very very industrial in my opinion; but, borrows from classic rock to make it’s point even stronger. I so love the time fluctuations of a rhythmic melody which happens through out the song. Very very bad ass. Again, this takes me back to the days of listening to the bands “Yellow” and “The Art of Noise”.

TRACK 09 “Future Gods”
Probably the most chill statement about reality you’ll ever here. Tells you like it is while making you feel relaxed about the fact that we as humans are important yet meaningless at the same time.

TRACK 10 “Human Race to the Finish”
Once this song kicked in, it really got my heart going. Great industrial metal feel with a hint of punk with a very cool mini guitar solo that you’ll never really see coming each time you listen to it.

TRACK 11 “Rain Behind Your Eyes”
This is my third favorite track on the album. The vocals are laced with what I call the “Bowie Factor”(all hail David Bowie). Very slow thought provoking tempo; and, it has an almost sinister nostalgia to it.

TRACK 12 “Goodbye World [*bonus track]”
Very good remix of the original “Goodbye World” track. It has all of what you would expect from a dance industrial hit. This edit will set the dance floor on fire!!! I don’t know if Bri plans on adding this track as a “hidden” track on the CD or not. If so, all I can say is that a good day will be had when purchasers of this CD bump in to this track.

My official summary is that this is “an album to bond with”. Which simply means, that you’ll want to listen to it from beginning to end whenever you hear any single song from the album.”

DJversion666 Merchandise

Your inner voices are telling you, “Hey, fucker- you need this!”, as you peruse the current merchandise available from DJversion666. Don’t anger those voices. Bad things happen when you anger those voices.

Right now, you can get T-shirts for $10 plus shipping:

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You can pre-order CDs (physical media) for $10 plus shipping:

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or get BOTH T-shirt AND CD (physical media) for $15 plus shipping!

place your order (please state your size) at djversion666@gmail.com

You can also get a free (pay what you want) download of the CD at https://djversion666.bandcamp.com/

None of these products were made in sweatshops. No harm was done to any animal. Vegetables may have paid with their lives, however.