Sunday, April 29, 2007

DJ Doubledown drops the hot Drum-n-Bass at Club Nebula - 4/29/07

I got to check out the new Club Nebula. This club is HOT!!!! Packed place as I arrived. They had a stream of drum-n-bass on. I asked Seereina Geiger if I could jump on the decks for some DnB. I dropped it heavy on em! Loud and in yo face! I loved the lickable looking candy all over the room.

Phat Cats Jazz Club - I just don't get it????

Help me out here, because for the life of me, I can't figure it out. Phat Cats Jazz Club has an average traffic of 130,000. It is a nice looking sim, nice mall, nice ballroom. It's streaming in the most muzakey of the soft smooth jazz music. There's not many classified ads taken out for the club, there's no camping chairs, and there's no tags like 'sex' 'money' ' porn' etc.
I just can't friggin' figure it out. I was there for close to 30 minutes, the place never rezzed beyond the floor and a couple of AVs in front of me, but the map showed about 100 blips. I can't figure out why SO MANY people are finding this place, coming here, and staying here?!?!?!
I talked to the owner briefly and she was nice. There was other staff present and that was cool too.... but hardly anything ever rezzed, lag was severe, I never really saw many people. What is going on here?!?!?! Is it a massive army of AV bots that are logged on to create the traffic? Is it some kind of marketing ingenuity? Someone please post your thoughts as to why this sim is causing so much traffic to arrive and stay.

Urbane DJ Festival Pictures - 4/28/07

Wild times! The event was a HUGE success! Thank you to Dnel DaSilva & the Urbane sim, as well as all of the DJs, Clubs, and Crews involved. Another successful massive rave pulled off to perfection in Second Life.

The Lineup:
Doubledown Tandino
Jungle Vacano
Viceroy Vanalten
Zenboy Timtam & Ravovich Figtree
Moogconspiracy Lykin
STEED Schlesinger
303Klang Wunderlich
Nitron Xi
MoShang Zhao
And a surprise afterparty with:
Elisha Richez

"Far beyond my wildest expectations!" - D'nel DaSilva

Viceroy Vanalten

Jungle Vacano

Zenboy & Rav

Dnel DaSilva, Doubledown Tandino, Moogconspiracy Lykin on the decks.

Korbin King from OMG Magazine covered the event, view the blog with pics HERE

More photos can be viewed HERE courtesy of NSDesigns.

Friday, April 27, 2007

April 28th, 2007 - 1pm-1am (slt) - Doubledown Tandino presents the Urbane DJ Festival & Sim 1-Year Anniversary Party

URBANE (175,165, 25) - Second Life
DJ Festival & Sim 1-Year Anniversary
Saturday April 28th ~ 1pm -1am (slt)
DJ Doubledown av: Doubledown Tandino (Funk, Funky House, Breakbeats)
Baltimore, Maryland

Piranha Presents:
Jungle Vacano (Drum and Bass)
Hollywood, California
DJ Typhoon av: Viceroy Vanalten (Breakbeats, Techno, House)
Maplewood, Minnesota

Club Republik Presents:
“DJ Zenboy Vs. Bionic Monster -01”
Zenboy Timtam & Ravovich Figtree (House, Electro, Trance)
BC & Ontario, Canada

Sphere & Le Cube Present:
MoogConspiracy Lykin (Deep Minimal Tech House)
Electric Soulside av: STEED Schlesinger (Electro Breaks, Breakbeats)
303Klang Wunderlich (Acid Trance)
Inhabitant of Second Life Only

Rave Island Presents:
Nitron Xi (Hard House, NRG)
St. Louis, Missouri

MoShang Zhao (Trip-Hop, Chill)
Taichung, Taiwan
Shops and Vendors:
Shops & Vendors
Xessories by D'Nel DaSilva
Quixotic Trance
AFantasy Emporium
M&N Co.
Hearts Desire
The Lot
Urbane Plaza

Sunday, April 22, 2007

IONIC Benton @ Trash Palace - 4/22/07

Big day for electronica in Second Life. After I finished up with my remix showcase at Menorca, I popped over to Rave Island and partied with some great hard house. I know Pits Yao also had a show which I'm sorry I missed. I then made it over to catch IONIC Benton on the decks at Trash Palace :

Excellent quality sound from this dude! He comes to us from Ehlange in Luxembourg. Unique style of minimal and micro house, however these tracks have much more energy than the usual droned out minimal tech. He's got electro and tech tendencies, but overall he lays out distinct quirky house.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Grip Talon at Rave Island - 4-21-07

Grip Talon!! Very talented DJ! He has an arsenal of tracks and isn't afraid to unleash em on your eardrums. his set went from hard to trancey to housey and then displayed some pristine scratching to some hiphop instrumentals.
Rave Island is the place to be fridays and saturdays!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Teejay Vanbeeck & Club Fallout with Headlining DJ Charming Babii

I made it over to Club Fallout on 4/20. A great day to be out clubbing. Teejay Vanbeeck is the owner, very cool dude. Club Fallout has burst into SL hard, immediately establishing a presence of phenominal DJ talent. Back to back to back. On the 20th they presented a 10 hour lineup.

Charming Babii really struck me as an outstanding song selector, mixer, and turntable artist. One track after the next raising the energy into a peak hour explosion. His set was on the money; something I would hear at a RL massive electronica event as electro headliner. This show was FRIGGIN AWESOME! DJs Teejay Vanbeeck & Charming Babii held it down tight.

Be sure to make it over to Club Fallout immediately doing it BIG with hours and hours of fresh live DJs just about everyday. Also get over there because Charming exclusively only plays there.
* Charming Babii & Club Fallout will be featured in the Summer edition of "The DJ Scene"

Photographs courtesy of Teejay Vanbeeck

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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

Eddie Cumana, Brian Gosher - Space Jammer - Original Mix
Brian Tervo - US1 - Original Mix
Vadim Lankov - Stereometria - Original Mix
Dogdaze - One Off feat. The Proov - Original Mix
Soul Buddha - Waterfalls - Album Version
DHM - Approaching Paradise - Original Mix
Kevin Yost - What Is Cool - Downtempo Momento Mix
Piemont - Troubleshoot - Original Mix
Neurus - Cuentos - Original Mix
Ashique - Made In Alaska - Original Mix

"The SL DJ Scene" - Spring 2007

Doubledown Tandino - April 2007 Performance Schedule - Updated


*April 16th @ Slimmie's has been cancelled

*April 21st EARTH DAY FUNDRAISER - Doubledown Tandino & MoShang Zhao- 5pm

*April 28th Urbaine Electronica Festival - A Doubledown Tandino Production
Confirmed DJs: MoogConspiracy Lykin, STEED Schlesinger, 303Klang Wunderlich, Zenboy with Ravovich, Jungle Vacano, Viceroy, Moshang, Nitron Xi
Flyer will be posted soon

Monday, April 16, 2007

Doubledown's Second Life Remix Contest - April 2007


Doubledown’s Remix & Reedit Contest
A competition to showcase a re-interpretation of music inspired by exploring & interacting in the world of Second Life held at Menorca:
Deadline for Submissions: April 17th
Showcase & Voting: April 22nd. 12pm slt


1) You may register to enter the contest by paying the entry fee BEFORE your remix is finished. So you can enter now, and then submit your remix anytime before April 15th.

2) If you would like to participate, but do not want to pay the contest entry fee or be in the competition, you may still submit a remix. Up to 2 non-registered songs may be played at the Menorca listening/voting party.

Original Track – Doubledown Tandino: “Cruisin’ ‘Round Second Life”
Download the original track & samples here

The Contest: Donwload the Original Track & Remix Sample Pack. You will have until april 15th, 12am (slt) to remix, rework, & rewire. You may use the sounds provided, add your own sounds, add your own lyrics, electrify it out, or do an acoustic cover. Do anything you’d like; use your creativity and warp the original into a new piece.
(7) Seven Finalists will be selected to have their remixes heard publically. A Live Listening & Voting Party will take place in Menorca on Sunday April 22nd, 2007 @ 12pm. All attending audience members will be given a notecard to place votes for their favorite versions of “Cruisin Round Second Life.”

Prizes: 1st $6000L 2nd $3000L 3rd $2000L
All entrants may have a 4x6 promotional poster up at the event @ Menorca.

How to Enter: After you have made your version of the track, pay the avatar Doubledown Tandino $500L to enter. 100% of the entrance fees will be used to pay the winners and sponsor the contest & event. Send your finished remake in 128kbps MP3 format to In the email, please include your avatar name, and you have the option to include a website url, slurl, and real life city.
The MP3 must be titled in this format: Cruisin Round Second Life (your avatar name).MP3
Please only send the email after you have sent the $500L entrance fee.

Now until April 15th, 2007 – Download the Remix Pack & Enter Contest
April 15th through April 21st- Contest entrants get narrowed down to 7 finalists.
Sunday April 22nd – 12pm (slt) – 7 Finalists Listening Party, Voting, and Winner’s Prizes given at Menorca:

The Rules: By entering the contest you agree to the following: “Cruisin’ ‘Round Second Life is an original copyrighted music piece by Doubledown Tandino (under RL name Brad Reason). Any reworked track is considered a joint collaboration between Doubledown Tandino and the contest entrant/remixer. You may enter as many times as you'd like provided you pay for each track submission. After the contest, both Doubledown Tandino and the contest entrant/remixer may use the reworked track for any non-profit or promotional purposes. Any other use, along with the terms of use, must first be discussed and approved by both Doubledown Tandino & the remixer. Any distribution of the mp3s must maintain ID3 info to include original title, original artist, and remixer name and version:IE:
Doubledown Tandino – Crusin’ ‘Round Second Life (Joe’s Remix).MP3

If incorporating sounds and samples other than what is provided, you must own the rights to use those sounds or samples. Do not use copyrighted lyrics. All original stuff only.

You must be a Second Life resident to enter.

Any updates or revisions to the contest will be announced here:

Any questions at any time, please
IM in SecondLife: Doubledown Tandino

Friday, April 6, 2007

Doubledown's DJ Shop - What's New - April 2007

What's new at Doubledown's DJ Shop:
* 3D Intelligent Club & Stage Lighting Systems (with HUD controls)
* NEW Prefab DJ Booths - "The Blacklight C" , "The Circle" , "The Stone Setup"
* Doubledown's Remix Contest - Entry Deadline: April 15th
* More new DJ, music, and club gear (korgs, moogs, new DJ tables, new DJ setups, speakers, dancefloors, club signs)
* THE LIST - Updated list of jobs and gig opportunities for SL DJs
* Featured SL Electornic Musician's Info & MP3 Downloads
* "The DJ Scene" - a 2-pager featuring SL's premier turntable jockeys. (featured in OMG Magazine)

Still popular at the shop:
* Sine Wave Ultimate DJ Animations
* Lucky Chair with free copyable club gear
* Ad spaces at $20L/wk for clubs and DJs