Brutal Resonance Compilation, Upcoming Dates, And What’s Going On In The Studio

First on the agenda for this post:

Brutal Resonance has released another amazing compilation! I am happy to inform you that a new and previously unreleased DJversion666 song has made its way onto this collection of industrial music!

The song, Witches, originally made its debut at Bar XIII (Wilmington, DE) for a Wizard of Oz-themed Asylum 13 event. It is now being released for free (pay what you want) via Brutal Resonance, and very soon will be available on the DJversion666 Bandcamp page. This song will NOT be found on any upcoming albums. It will only be released as a single with the option of not having to pay a single penny (if you want to pay for it to show your support, I’m not going to say no, but it is otherwise free).

DJ events coming up in the month of May:

Thursday, May 3rd – Asylum 13 (Bar XIII, Wilmington, DE)

Saturday, May 12th – QXT’s (Newark, NJ)

Unfortunately, the Trenton event has been pulled, apparently due to a lack of interest in industrial and goth music in that area. I do understand Philly is right there, where the goth/industrial scene is strong.

Instead, I’m now looking for a place that will consider a goth/industrial night in Asbury Park (this place NEEDS a goth/industrial night, for so many reasons). Cross fingers. This WILL happen, but it needs to be the right place. Not just any place will do.

 

Recently finished a couple more songs for the upcoming album (By “finished”, I mean the music is done. Once the music is finished, I begin the task of writing lyrics). If there is an interest, I will start posting the occasional preview of new music.

 

Until next time.

 

Yours,

DJversion666

 

 

 

A New Song By DJversion666? Yes!

Before I get into the details of the headline of this post, I would like to call attention to a couple of upcoming events you should know about and come get your goth/industrial groove on:

First, coming up immediately, this week:

We are bringing the goth and industrial to Trenton, NJ! There is no cover charge, so if you’re in the area and you enjoy your music dark and brooding, I’ll make that happen for you.

Also of note (and I will mention it again, in an upcoming post, I assure you), I will be djing for the first time at QXT’s in Newark, NJ! This event will happen Saturday, May 12th! I can’t possibly put into words exactly how excited I am about this! It’s my first time there, AND I will be on the main floor alongside DJ Q MindSolvent! Again, I will post more about this in an upcoming post for May.

So, yes- I am releasing a new song very soon. I wrote it this past Summer, for an event at Asylum 13 (Bar XIII, Wilmington, DE). It is inspired by the movie, The Wizard of Oz.  It will definitely be released on my Bandcamp page, and is being considered for an upcoming compilation. Keep your eyes on this page for more details, as they happen.

 

Until next time.

Much love,

DJversion666

The New Look

First of all, welcome! If you’ve never been to my website, please, look around! There are links to my music, dj mixes/sets, merchandise (t shirts, cds, etc), as well as up-to-date information on the latest goings on in the wonderful world of DJversion666 and friends.

If you’ve visited this domain before, you will notice that it is vastly different, thanks to my good friend, Tangent D. Noir of TheXFactory.com! He is doing amazing things for me, right now! As things happen, I will share the information with you. He has also taken the reigns on my Facebook page and has made several, amazing improvements I didn’t even know were possible! If you haven’t checked it out, yet, please do (while you’re there, you might as well go ahead and click that Like button). Thank you, Tangent! You are a blessing to the DIY artist community!

In business news (haha I never really wanted to say that, but it was more fun than I’d imagined, just now), I will be performing alongside DJ Killcrazy, once again, for the world-famous Asylum 13 at Bar XIII in Wilmington, DE on Thursday, February 1st! I will be spinning at Champ’s in Trenton, NJ for the very relatively new Goth Night Returns event on Friday, February 23rd! At these events, I will always have merchandise with me (T shirts, CDs, and stickers). If you’re too far away to attend any of my events, You can always purchase T shirts and CDs via Bandcamp, and of course, you can purchase CDs from http://www.dsbp.cx/ and of course, there are all the major distribution sites and streaming sites available to you, for digital downloads and streaming, should you choose not to use Bandcamp. You can find links to those sites with some quick browsing around this site.

On a personal note, I am ecstatic to have received an awesome package from a good friend, yesterday! I was happy to find my new Aim & Execute T Shirt, along with my replacement Exemia T Shirt (my old one was on its last threads lol)

OH YEAH! I certainly don’t want to forget to mention an upcoming interview with the YouTube channel, KnowShitCast! I’m really looking forward to this, as it’s technically my first, official interview! Nervous? Of course! Excited? Also, yes!

Also, know I’ve got several songs on the burner, right now. Soon, you’ll be hearing some new material from your pessimistic pal, DJversion666, including a couple of songs I did specifically for a couple of events I’ve recently DJ’d for. I consider them more of a novelty, than anything, so I will be giving them away for free, as soon as they’re mastered and ready to go.

Also considering doing a couple of videos for my YouTube channel, but I may have to request the aid of my nine year old son to hold the camera (phone- don’t let me kid you. If I figure out a better way, I’ll do it). Since I’m one of the very few industrial/goth/electronic musicians who use Linux, there have been questions and curiosities about my work flow and the processes I go through to record the noise that makes sense to me. We’ll see how that goes, though. Once I get involved in recording, I tend to become oblivious to everything around me, so actually talking might be a bit of a challenge. lol

Until next time, keep doing what you’re doing, unless someone else is suffering for it (unless that is what that “someone” is into. I certainly do not judge).

 

 

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

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.

 

Back In The Studio- All Guns Firing

New ideas are flowing- from the mind, to the fingertips, to the hard drive, to the ears- and eventually, to you.

I’m taking my time on this next album. Each song will be an entity unto itself.

Also, it is my esteemed pleasure to be joined on this project by vocalist/keyboardist, The Queen of Blasphemy!

Another dimension has been added.

Stay tuned!

 

Sincerely,

DJversion666

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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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

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

MADNESS III Masquerade Ball At Bar 13 (formerly Mojo 13), Wilmington, DE Halloween Night!

This is going to be an incredible event! I’m going to be spinning tunes between live performances from Ego Likeness, Mindless Faith, Die Sektor, and The Rain Within, as well as the Noiseferatu performance by members of Angelspit, The Gothsicles, and The Dead Room (live music/sound set to the silent movie, Nosferatu)!

Halloween at Mojo 13 2015

 

This event coincides with this website, djversion666.com, becoming viewable to the public AND the re-release of the album, PRELUDE, courtesy of darkTunes Music Group!

When I think this day can’t possibly get bigger, it grows!

I hope to see everyone there!

 

Sincerely,

DJversion666

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

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.