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    March 25, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Santos Pastrana, Sound Engineer and DJ Ninja

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Santos Pastrana tells us ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    The 10 Most Epic Moments On the Holy Ship!!! EDM Cruise

    Note: this article was written by Kat Bein of Rocks Off's Miami New Times sister blog Crossfade. After three years of raging at sea, Hard Events' Holy Ship cruise has proven itself to be the best nautical EDM adventure that money can buy. (Of course we enjoyed press accommodations, so we didn't act ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    Cuts For a Cause: Elroy Boogie Tribute at Mixxwell Audio Lab, 9/3/13

    "I'm gonna make you dance. I'm gonna make you move. I'm gonna make you sing. I'm gonna make you boogie!" -- Roy "Elroy Boogie" Samano When a loved one dies, the grieving process can take shape in a variety of ways. Whether its looking through old photos, visiting the special places we shared with t ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Rockwell, Booth Pimp and Party-Rocker

    DJ Rockwell is one Houston's most versatile and talented DJs, and one of the many assets of the Booth Pimps DJ collective. His ability to rock any party to the fullest with Top 40 to hip-hop to anything in between, this DJ certainly lives up to his name. Who? A native of New Mexico, Rockwell has b ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Remix, Genre-Hopping Mix Maniac

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Last year, at the Houston Press Music Awa ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Ill Set, Enemy of Wack Tracks

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. DJ Ill-Set has earned a remarkable reputati ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Last Night: Paul van Dyk at Arena Theatre

    Paul van Dyk Arena Theatre May 1, 2013 In 1994, Paul van Dyk released a song entitled "For An Angel." Over time it would become a trance anthem, one of the most popular and influential songs to ever come out of the genre. Flash-forward to 2013. This weekend, thousands of teens and young adults wil ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Meshak, Hongree Records' Sound Selecter

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there, too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. A "selecta" was originally the guy who sel ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: OG Bobby Trill, Bombon Beatmaker

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Last Saturday night, OG Bobby Trill tr ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    Saturday Night: Red Bull Thre3style Regional Qualifier at Fitzgerald's

    Red Bull Thre3Style DJ Competition Regional Qualifier Fitzgerald's January 19th, 2013 The illustrious Fitzgerald's was once again the center of the city's rich music scene Saturday night, as it hosted the Red Bull Thre3Style Houston qualifier. Five of Houston's brightest and most talented DJ stars ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013
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    December 21, 2012

    A-Trak: "I'm Happy to See DJs Make Weird Music"

    One of the most viscerally exciting things in life is competition, and music is no exception. While we are more apt to talk about battling in terms of MCs, it's just as important when it comes to DJ culture. Friday night Red Bull Thre3style Massive brings some of the rising stars in the competitive ... More >>

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    November 22, 2012
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    November 13, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Sun, Builder of Soular Grooves

    Who? The man who goes by DJ Sun was born in The Netherlands, grew up in the small South American country of Suriname and moved to Houston in 1985. He began DJing in 1993 and has headed up KPFT's Saturday-night program Soular Grooves (9 p.m.-12 a.m.) for 18 years. After a couple of EPs and 45s, Sun's ... More >>

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    November 3, 2012

    Last Night: Run D.M.C. at Fun Fun Fun Fest

    Run D.M.C. Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin November 2, 2012 SLIDESHOW: Run D.M.C., Bob Mould and Val Kilmer: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 Day 1 Ten years ago, almost to the day, Hip-Hop lost one of its most adored and influential pioneers. His passing left a void that neither his family, his ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Nero Returns to Make Halloween Something Wicked

    Even if you didn't realize it, you've probably heard Nero's single "Promises." From the original being used in an HP commercial to the Skrillex remix that's garnered a bunch of spins on the radio and in the clubs, it's been one of the biggest EDM songs of the year. Rewind: Rocks Off's Something Wi ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    DJ Fail: When Co-Opting a Culture Goes Wrong

    Christmas has come early this year for those us who love a good bit of bad advertising. It appears that in an effort to prove just how "with it" they are, Smirnoff has released the above ad in hopes of proving that their nightlife is the best nightlife. Other than, as my partner in crime explains t ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 10, 2012

    EDC 2012: Calvin Harris Plays CDs of Himself Singing

    Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sa ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Last Night: Red Bull Skooled Tour at Warehouse Live

    Check out our slideshow of last night's Red Bull Skooled Tour launch. "Excuse me while I get the turntables straight. Til then, let me help you get some pussy. This the "help you get some pussy hour"!" Before spinning a single record on the turntables, New Orleans' most noted producer/part-time em ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    December 22, 2011
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    October 27, 2011

    DJ EQUE: "Bad Azz Red Gurl" Etches Her Name In Wax

    Photo by Marco TorresDJ EQUE at the launch party for Pharrell's Qreme liqueur, Las Vilas, September 23, 2011​DJ EQUE has been making her mark in the industry for more than 10 years, but it was never something that came easy for her. The Houston-bred beauty had a lot to prove before she was tak ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    DJ Supastar Schools "Minis" At Girls Summer Camp

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​For the most part, we've ... More >>

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    March 20, 2011

    SXSW Last Night: LL Cool J Knocks Out Red Bull Thre3style

    Marco Torres​The largest party of this year's SXSW included eight world-renowned DJ's, one legendary hip-hop group, a rap pioneer, and more than 10,000 screaming fans who took over a entire city block of Austin's Warehouse District Saturday night. Fueled by Red Bull and love of the turntable ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Dead Bang DJs Take The Party Off The Dance Floor

    ​Rocks Off has spent more time at Numbers than is probably wise to admit, and through those hazy, vodka-clouded years we have always thoroughly enjoyed the main dance floor DJ sets of DJ Mina, DJ Nick Night, and all the other darkwave masters of spin who ensure the pale gyrations at the monthl ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 23, 2010

    Monday Night Hero

    Montrose hideaway The Flat wouldn't be The same without DJ Sun.

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    April 23, 2010

    DJ Eddie Deville: Mastering Turntable Artistry; Pursuing Anesthesiology; Liking John Mayer

    ​ Pre-med. University of Houston. John Mayer. Atheist. Anesthesiology. These are all terms that aren't associated with hip-hop. Or could that change? Acres Homes' own Edwin Penn may change all that if he stays his course... or, should we say, passes his courses. Eddie, known better to the streets ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    DJ Hero: A Review

    ​The geniuses that first let you rock 'n' roll with guitar legends in Guitar Hero decided to bring out a new instrument for gamers to party on. This time, Activision brought out the turntables for their newest title, DJ Hero. Available for the Playstations 2 & 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii, DJ ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Aftermath: Dutch Superstar DJ Tiesto at Reliant Arena

    www.youtube.com/user/aquariuz By any number of measures, Dutch born DJ/producer Tiesto is an international musical superstar. He's been voted "Best DJ in the World" by DJ Magazine three years in a row. He performed at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Athens, making history as the first ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: "Sexyclectic" Philly DJ King Britt, at La Strada Tonight

    ​He's been around the world. He has played in locales as exotic as Paris, Rome, Berlin and Dubai. He has probably shagged women who would sooner cross the street than look at you. And yet, DJ/producer/remixer King Britt doesn't mind coming down to Houston and entertaining us mortal folk with his h ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Flashing Back to the Heyday of DJ Screw

    Ed. Note: To go along with this week's feature on Mike Jones, Mike Giglio takes a look at the origins of Houston rap's once and future calling card, "screw music." Photos by Mike GiglioScrew: The Next Generation (l-r): Randy, Big Bubb, Bird Wearing corn rows, a wife beater and green courdoroys, ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009
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    December 25, 2008

    H-Town Sneaker Summit — Winter ‘09

    Check out the latest way to keep your feet fresh to death

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    January 31, 2008

    Last Rock Box

    Don’t come a knockin’, because after today the box won’t be rockin’

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    October 11, 2007

    Boy-Cott Magazine

    Local zine-turned-magazine celebrates another release

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    August 10, 2006
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    July 13, 2006
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    June 22, 2006
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    May 11, 2006
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    April 27, 2006
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    January 12, 2006
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    January 5, 2006
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    September 25, 2003

    Reprogram Your Life

    An omnivorous three-headed DJ monster wants to rewrite your old musical code with hip-hop vibes

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