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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

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. ūüėÄ ). 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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

EXEMIA REMIXED!

THIS!

Exemia Remixed

https://exemia.bandcamp.com/album/remixed

Fucking get it! Don’t wait! Just- GET. IT!

It is an incredible tribute to the man who took my work and polished it to perfection. Exemia is an incredible talent who is part of a worldwide network of industrial musicians who realize, this isn’t a competition. We can all cross the finish line at the same time. And that’s fucking cool.

I had the esteemed honor and privilege of remixing the song, Gris. The meaning behind the song hits home. I hope I was able to do the song justice.

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)

 

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

FreakMachineVolume3

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

darkest-halloween-2015

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!