Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Mechinima Documentary Premier from Robostudios - Jan 31st - Doubledown Spins the Afterparty

I was called in a few hours prior to the event to DJ a prestigious mechinima movie premier after party at Nemesis. The film was produced by Robostudios and featured the important aspects of Second Life living and business. Some important SL heads came out including Prokofy Neva, Hiro Pendragon, Sitearm Madonna, Pheonix Psaltery, Rik Riel, Boliver Oddfellow, Moo Money, & more. Not many stayed around for the afterparty, but the tune played on none-the-less

More inf at the Virtual to Reality blog.

Quote taken from Caliandris Pendragon on VTOR blog:
After the film, Doubledown Tandino was kind enough to DJ for the event, and did a splendid job under difficult circumstances, given that some people were still watching the film, some were asking questions, etc. Many thanks to him for a job professionally and well done. - Caliandris Pendragon

Monday, January 29, 2007

Oyster Bay House Events for Peace Jan 28th - Doubledown Drops the Funk

The Events for Peace Party was originally scheduled to be at Conscious Lounge on Sunday 28th at 2pm (slt), but it was moved to the freshly renovated Oyster Bay. Morris Vig owns this phenominal sculpture garden and aquarium.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Saturday Nights @ The Munitions - 7pm (slt) - until

I'm partying over here at The Munitions! Ganesha Xi & Nitron Xi host a weekly rave true to the warehouse vibe. All the regular SL Electronic Music and Party heads make it out weekly!Jan27th I DJed a guest set at 8pm (slt).

DJ Doubledown Tandino - Upcoming Events - Feb 2007

SAT 01/27 - 8am-10am
"Coffee & Pajamas Gourmet Blend" @ Oasis Island & XS, Baltimore
A SL/RL integrated live jazz show with Elfay Pinkdot - (DJ)��

SAT 01/27 - 7pm-till
RAVE - Details TBA - Location TBA

SUN 01/28 - 2pm-4pm
Peace Dance Party @ Conscious Lounge��

SAT 02/10 - 8am-10am
"Coffee & Pajamas Gourmet Blend" @ Oasis Island & XS, Baltimore
A SL/RL integrated live jazz show with Elfay Pinkdot - (DJ)��

TUE 02/13 - 8pm-10pm
Enigmatic Artworks Gallery Exhibition��

SUN 02/18 - TBD
The Art Loft -Exhibition��

SAT 02/24 - 8am-10am
"Coffee & Pajamas Gourmet Blend" @ Oasis Island & XS, Baltimore
A SL/RL integrated live jazz show with Elfay Pinkdot - (DJ)��
(LM)-Live Music
(PO)-Pre Recorded Originals
(DJ)-Live Mix DJing, Turntablism, Beat Manipulation

Biffy Berjis Drops some HUGE tracks at Muzik Haus

It was late Friday night on January 27, 2007. I just finished DJing a RL gig and headed home. I popped on SL and soon after heard about a gathering at Muzik Haus (owned by Mr Widget, built by Hern Worsley)

Biffy Berjis immediately impressed me with some Basement Jaxx. Following that was a very cool Joy Division mash-up. Very cool eclectic tracks kept coming. One great tune after another.

I would have to say Biffy's set made my night. Her track selecting and ear for great electronica is one of the best I've heard in a long time.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Jan27-Jan29 - Events for Peace w/ DJ Doubledown @ Conscious Lounge Jan28

In support of the national march for peace in Washington, DC on January 27th, 2007. Members of the SL Netroots are organizing the following events. All of the events take place at RootsCamp on Progressive Island unless otherwise noted.

All weekend
Posters for Peace. Gallery exhibition with free posters. On progressive island. responsible: errcheck Hicks
Free t-shirts and changeable protest signs (comes with many changeable messages)

Saturday, 1/27/07
T-shirt and Sign workshop Learn to make your own protest signs and t-shirts. (Then wear them Monday!). noon SLT.

Sunday, 1/28/07
Lecture on "Deconstructing Fascism" with errcheck Hicks at the Conscious Lounge. 1pm SLT.
Party at Solidad Sugarbeet's Conscious Lounge. DJ Doubledown Tandino will be spinning a classic old school and funk set - live remixing and mash-ups too. 2pm SLT. contact: errcheck Hicks

Monday, 1/29/07
RL marchers gather and debrief. Time TBA.
March on SL Capitol Hill. Converge at RootsCamp first, bring your signs or get one here. 2pm SLT. (This event will be documented so please bring as many friends as you can!) contact: Ruby Glitter

Media contacts: Ruby Glitter/Ruby Sinreich (east coast, SL and RL)errcheck Hicks (west coast, SL only)
Events guru: Errcheck Hicks
Building goddess: Effulgent Brown

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Brad Reason (Doubledown Tandino) music is now available directly in-world Second Life. Each tune costs $300L (about a US dollar).

I am glad Bobby Fairweather has produced this service in Second Life. For awhile now I've wanted to be able to sell my original tracks and accept linden$ at my shows. He's expanded this concept by creating an inworld record store featuring other SL music artists & friends.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Comments from Mordecai Scaggs

This cool comment was posted here

"The entertainment at the [Art Loft] preview was provided by DJ Doubledown Tandino, and he was a superb mixer. It was very refreshing to see a live DJ at work for a change, as opposed to someone twirling their avatar about whilst they talk over a radio station stream, as happens in many clubs. Live music is so much nicer, however it is produced. Look out for DJ Doubledown, he is a fine act to catch."
posted by Mordecai Scaggs @ 9:56 PM
Photograph by Mordecai Scaggs

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Groundbreaking SL into RL Live Weekly Jazz Show "Coffee & Pajamas - Gourmet Blend"

“Jazz Show plays in Two Worlds”

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND & THE OASIS CLUB in SECONDLIFE – Diminishing the boundaries of what defines “live” entertainment The Jazz radio show “Coffee & Pajamas: Gourmet Blend” takes place simultaneously in both a virtual venue in “Second Life”, and also in a real world lounge and restaurant in Baltimore Maryland.

Oasis Island is a ‘SIM’ (short for simulation) in the online virtual world of “Second Life” ( The Oasis Club - - has hosted DJ Elfay Pinkdot's jazz show “Coffee & Pajamas” since March 2006. Now her show from inside ‘the grid’ of Second Life, will also stream out & into a RL venue: a first in Second Life and perhaps in internet radio as well.

Coffee & Pajamas Jazz Show is on the air every Saturday 8am-10am SLT (short for second life time – which is actually PST) at Oasis Island 93, 61, 43 in Second Life & it also takes place at XS, 1307 North Charles Street in Baltimore, Maryland 11am-1pm(EST).

This is a FULLY INTEGRATED EVENT in SL (Second Life) and RL (Real Life)

The Restaurant XS in the heart of downtown Baltimore is a four-floor restaurant, bar, lounge, and café, boasting a sleek, industrial design, diverse menu, and a hip, relaxing atmosphere. It is highly regarded amongst the community and known as “the place to be.” It is a wifi hotspot, has DJs 7 nights a week, and has won awards including best sushi, best breakfast, best dessert (chocolate lasagna), and ‘best multi-tasking.’

The technologically needed to bring an event from inside a computer into real life is ahead of it’s time, but readily available. It is the collective imagination of real people, living thousands of miles apart, that really makes this an interesting prospect. An event from a computer screen that is really also taking place at a Baltimore coffee lounge? Well yes, and it’s happening Saturday mornings.

Here is how it works logistically: Derrick Stewart and Constance Bard (not real names – everyone in Second Life chooses both a first and last "nick name") own the virtual SIM " Oasis Island " in Second Life. On the island there is a nightclub (Oasis Nightclub). On this "parcel" of imaginary land it’s possible to "stream" live or prerecorded radio through a simple encoding system. Elfay, sitting in her RL home in the south of France , broadcasts her performance into Derrick’s in-world club & island.

An average of 30 or more listeners, each from their respective locations, log into Second Life and go to Derrick’s virtual venue to listen to Elfay’s “Coffee & Pajamas Jazz Show”, mix and mingle with the other attendees, and dance using their animated avatars. Oasis Nightclub, part of Oasis Entertainment Group, not only hosts Elfay’s jazz show but also has a cadre of excellent DJs that bring an eclectic flavor of music every week to the residents of SL. Oasis was a joint effort in concept and design by Derrick Stewart and Constance Bard, owners of Oasis Island , and Rozzilee Cassidy the actual builder.

Doubledown Tandino is the entertainment director for XS; he broadcasts the entire event into the Baltimore venue. The virtual event is displayed on 42 inch flatscreens and Elfay’s perfectly-selected eclectic jazz is broadcast throughout the restaurant’s sound system as well.

This is all in real-time: The virtual patrons of Oasis and the real patrons of XS all experience the event as a whole. The XS crowd can see the party, hear it, ask the DJ for music requests, and even interact if they choose to bring their own laptop computers.

On special occasions, Doubledown will pick up the music broadcast at 1pm (EST) and DJ from XS, while streaming a nujazz mix set back into Oasis Island in Second Life.

“Coffee & Pajamas” already has a strong following in-world (another SL short hand for “being” in Second Life). The creators of this event (all of them DJ’s in Second Life – which is how they all met) foresee a following that will grow in Baltimore as well. If XS can generate additional real-world business, customers, & revenue from this virtual world event, then all of the concepts of business & industry will be redefined as well.

The ultimate goal, first and foremost, is to push an incredible show and allow multiple ways to experience and enjoy the presentation. The vision for Doubledown Tandino, Elfay Pinkdot, and Derrick Stewart is to blur the lines of reality through live events, music, and entertainment.

The imagination and creativity behind this concept is new to a lot of people. It combines the best elements of Radio, Karaoke, Music, Digital Audio Streaming and Real Time VR.

Elfay’s DJ talent and love of Jazz, Derrick and Rozzilee’s in-world design and artistic skills, & Doubledown’s ingenious marketing, event planning and audio wizardry; all key elements of real life work and experience that met in Second Life, and now come into place for a weekly event that is a groundbreaking success.


To request further information, pictures of the Secondlife event, pictures of the real life, or to request an interview, please contact via email:

SL Business Magazine - Dec 2006 -

Metaverse Messenger - Nov 21, 2006 -

OMG Magazine - Dec 2006

Lecktor Hannibal DJs at Andy Asylum's "The Parkade Club"

The Parkade club, Drive In (4, 142, 23)

I got to check Lecktor Hannibal's DJ set. I was highly impressed with his song selections in the progressive & alternative rocks genres which he called "Classic Rock and Not-so-Classic Rock. Very eclectic and perfect track picks. Set list included: Frank Zappa, Beck, Primus, Guns-n-Roses, Dire Straits, Tenatious D, Led Zepplin, The Clash, Prodigy, and more. Lecktor is now one of the weekly resident DJs, droppin' the tunes Sundays 4pm-6pm (slt) at Andy Asylum's new Parkade Club. Andy is an excellent electronica DJ himself. The Parkade Club definitely has promise with several creative weekly parties.

The Dogglounge - Live House Mixed from Minneapolis into Second Life

The Dogglounge - Deep House Music, Plush Phi (2, 34, 27)

I've been hanging at this cool chill spot called The Dogglounge (in Second Life). Live Deep House mix DJs and good peoples!

The DoggLounge is a small but growing underground internet radio station playing deep & soulful house music from Minneapolis, USA. They spend hours online finding deep and soulful tracks and then upload them to our servers for your listening pleasure. Make sure to keep coming back because they are always expanding and growing. If you're a sociable one, feel free to jump onthe chat via the main page and talk with fellow listeners and dj's! If you'd rather just listen, that's cool too! Enjoy! If you are a DJ or a musician and have mixsets or tracks you'd like played, please send it to them! Send promos to:

Second Life - DJ Gigs Available

WANTED: LIVE Second Life Streaming/Broadcasting DJs
Owner/Manager is seeking DJs to do regular spots at Parkade Club. Time limited to 2pm-6pm weeknights, or 2pm-8pm Fri & Sat. All genres & styles of music considered. Please contact Andy Asylum for more info or to set up an audition.
WANTED: DJs with a demo for Saturday night raves (no, not a club rave, a warehouse rave venue). DJ will also be featured on our 24/7 radio
Contact Ganesha Xi for more info.
WANTED: DJs. If you are an upbeat person who loves to chat and meet new people, then Club Republik wants you! We are looking for people of all walks of SL Life! The job requires commitment and reliabilty, and the ability to lead dialogue as well as follow. Club Republik has some of the friendliest and most open minded staff in all of SL, our goal is to continue to provide an interactive enviroment along with talented DJs. We're currently looking for people to work a new 9pm-11pm slot, although other shifts may be available . Also, you keep 100% of your tips!
If you are interested in learning more, please come by the club or IM our DJ Manager Ravovich Figtree.

DJ Doubledown's Deep House & Funky Beats Chart - Jan 2007

The Funk Monkeys - New School Funk
T&A - Freaks On The Floor - Phunk Investigation Club Mix
Alex Metric - Holding
Federico Conti - Sedohr
Stefan Goldmann - Sleepy Hollow
Swen Weber - First Stroke - Oliver Moldan Mix
Geb.el - Love From The Sun - Love Is Free Mix
DJ Rock - Cold Breaks
Pulaski Park - Traffic
Rising Sunz - Sunrize - Lessons EP

Pics from the Merry X Mas Rave - Dec 23rd, 2006

Silva Mura, Sinsation (17, 72, 26)

This was truely a massive event, held Dec 23rd in Second Life, we had over 12 Live Musicians and DJs from all over the world for what turned into an 18 hour online event. This was a major success and we will definitely do this again. Produced by: Doubledown Tandino & Crane Rosmer. Land Provided by Aki Clutterbuck & Silva Mura

DJ Doubledown Tandino - pics from The Clock Tower - Jan 13th, 2007

The Clock Tower - Drum and Bass , Ess (239, 24, 119)

Had a great time spinning live at The Clock Tower today (Jan13th). Dropped down some heavy beats and bass for the drum-n-bass crowd! Can't wait to play there again.

Sl Performance Photography

My SL photo exhibition is on display at Wolfhaven's Grand Stair Gallery SL Performance Photography.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

DJ Doubledown Tandino - Jan Upcoming Live Shows

SAT 01/06 - 8am-10am
"Coffee & Pajamas Gourmet Blend" @ Oasis Island & XS, Baltimore--NO ELFAY--Probably no show��

SUN 01/07 - 6pm-8pm
Pop Surrealism Art Show - (DJ)��

WED 01/10 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Oyster Bay Sculpture Garden & Aquarium Grand Opening - (DJ)��

SAT 01/13 - 8am-10am
"Coffee & Pajamas Gourmet Blend" @ Oasis Island & XS, Baltimore
A SL/RL integrated live jazz show with Elfay Pinkdot - (DJ)��

SAT 01/13 - 1pm-2:30pm
Live Drum-n-Bass Mixset at The Clock Tower - (DJ)��

MON 01/15 - 2pm-4pm
New Club - The Parkade!! - (DJ)��

SAT 01/20 - 8am-10am
"Coffee & Pajamas Gourmet Blend" @ Oasis Island & XS, Baltimore
A SL/RL integrated live jazz show with Elfay Pinkdot - (DJ)��

TUE 01/23 - 8pm-10pm
Enigmatic Artworks Gallery Exhibition - (DJ)��

SAT 01/27 - 8am-10am
"Coffee & Pajamas Gourmet Blend" @ Oasis Island & XS, Baltimore
A SL/RL integrated live jazz show with Elfay Pinkdot - (DJ)��

(LM)-Live Music
(PO)-Pre Recorded Originals
(DJ)-Live Mix DJing, Turntablism, Beat Manipulation

DJ Doubledown Tandino - Dec/Jan Upcoming Live Shows

Doubledown Tandino - Dec 2006-Jan 2007 Live Net Streaming & Secondlife Performance Dates

SAT 12/16 - 8am-10am - "Coffee & Pajamas Gourmet Blend"@ Oasis Island & XS, BaltimoreA Live SL/RL integrated jazz show with Elfay Pinkdot - (DJ)􀀌

SAT 12/16 - 6pm-8pm - Fashion Show @ Silva Muraalso appearing: Crane Rosmer - (LM, DJ)􀀋

Sun 12/17 - 2pm-4pm - Art Show @ The Gallery of Independant Art - (PO, DJ) 􀀊

TUE 12/19 - 8pm-10pm - Art Show @ Enigmatic Artworks - (PO, DJ)􀀉

SAT 12/23 - Approx 3pm-11pm - Merry X Mas Underground Rave @ TBAalso appearing: Crane Rosmer, DJColdFront Revolution, Brad Campbell, Phar Hand, & more - (LM, PO, DJ) - JOIN "MERRY X MAS RAVE" GROUP to receive info an location

SAT 12/28 - 6pm-8pm - Art Show @ New World Gallery - (PO, DJ)􀀈

SAT 12/30 - 8am-10am - "Coffee & Pajamas Gourmet Blend"@ Oasis Island & XS, BaltimoreA SL/RL integrated live jazz show with Elfay Pinkdot - (DJ)􀀇

SAT 01/06 - 8am-10am - "Coffee & Pajamas Gourmet Blend"@ Oasis Island & XS, BaltimoreA SL/RL integrated live jazz show with Elfay Pinkdot - (DJ)􀀆

SUN 01/07 - TBA - Pop-Art Show (DJ)􀀅

(LM)-Live Music
(PO)-Pre Recorded Originals
(DJ)-Live Mix DJing, Turntablism, Beat Manipulation