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Buzznet caught an exclusive interview with the boys of TRV$DJAM before they took the trek out to the desert to play this year's Coachella Festival. When Travis Barker (Blink-182, +44) and DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) join forces even Michael Jackson might be caught dancing. Find out which artists would make DJ AM and Travis' ultimate tour.



Buzznet: No Doubt's summer tour with Paramore and The Sounds is the ultimate summer tour. If you could assemble three artist to tour with to create your own "ultimate" tour, who would come on the road with you?

DJ AM: Biggie, Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix... But I don't think that's gonna happen.

Travis: Kid Cudi, The Police and AM and I.

Buzznet: When choosing songs for mash ups and remixes, is it a collaborative effort?

DJ AM:  Its always a colab. I may bring up a song Trav is not feeling so we keep moving. We both gotta make that, "Oh shit, this sounds good" face.

Travis:  Adam usually comes with the some songs, I have some song ideas and then we see what jams and what doesn't. 

Buzznet: Travis, what challenge does drumming to remixes provide you? What techniques do you have for coming up with a beat when you hear what Adam's created?

TravisIt's always a challenge. Sometimes it sound good just to double up on drums and improv when I want. It's always a challenge learning all the programmed drum parts to different songs. 

Buzznet: Adam, what one artist have you found to be the most fun to remix?

DJ AM:  I love hearing Travis play live, HARD drums over Rush - "Tom Sawyer." It just sounds right. 

Buzznet: Why did you decide to release the "Fix Your Face" mixtape for free online?

DJ AM:  Why not? 

Travis: It was one of our sets from the Roxy shows and we figured we'd record it. 

Buzznet: Travis, you mentioned in an LA Times interview last summer that creating beats "is really natural" for you. Can we expect you to integrate that technique into your work with Blink-182 this summer?

Travis:  Here and there I'm sure there will be some programming I create but for the most part Blink calls for live drums. 

Buzznet: What type of energy do you bring to your live show? Do you work off a traditional "setlist" or is everything improv?

DJ AM:  We make a set of tons of songs we like and that sound good, then we whip 'em together! 

Travis:  It really depends on the set; sometimes we improv and just feel things out. 

Buzznet: Travis, since you come from a background in punk/hardcore, any chance we'll see more TRV$DJAM mash-ups with old hardcore songs (perhaps some Dag Nasty)?

Travis:  That would be fun. I don't know if it fits though. Dag Nasty rules. 

Buzznet: Adam, if you could choose one song apiece from Blink-182, No Doubt, and Green Day to throw on a mix tape, what would you choose and why?

DJ AM:  'Josie' by Blink, 'Big City Train' by No Doubt and 'Longview' by Green Day. I love them all. The BPMs wouldn't allow me to mix em, but those 3 songs rule.

Buzznet: Coachella is known for drawing popular musicians and high-profile celebrities as attendees. Who would you be excited to see dancing along and enjoying your music this weekend?

DJ AM:  I don't really care WHO is there, as long as they are there for the right reasons. The music. I'd rather see Joe the Plummer going nuts when we play Queen then a reality TV star trying to look cool. 

Travis:  Hopefully Michael Jackson. 


 

TRV$DJAM play Coachella on Saturday in the Sahara Tent, from 7:20pm - 8:20pm.


Source: http://www.buzznet.com/tags/coachella/journals/3991191/travis-barker-dj-talk-beats/
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One of the most highly anticipated bands of Warp Tour has released its video premiere on Buzznet.  VersaEmerge has been compared to the likes of Paramore.  Be sure to check out what all the excitement is about on the Buzznet website!

Source:  http://versaemerge.buzznet.com/user/video/play/4026591/versaemerge-video-premiere-past-praying/
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Stereogum released a 12-track cover song tribute to Bj
örk and her landmark 1995 album Post today featuring some this year’s most buzzed about indie musicians.  The tribute is available as a free download 

Tracks include:
1. Liars - "Army Of Me"
2. Dirty Projectors - "Hyperballad"
3. High Places - "Modern Things"
4. Bell - "It's Oh So Quiet"
5. Pattern Is Movement - "Enjoy"
6. Evangelicals - "You've Been Flirting Again"
7. Xiu Xiu - "Isobel"
8. Final Fantasy & Ed Droste - "Possibly Maybe"
9. White Hinterland - "I Miss You"
10. El Guincho - "Cover Me"
11. Atlas Sound - "Headphones"
12. No Age – “It’s Oh So Quiet “ (Alternate Take)
 
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A Socialite's Life just broke the news that actress Minnie Driver is with child. The big question....who's the dad?


http://socialitelife.buzznet.com/2008/01/31/exclusive_minnie_driver_pregnant.php

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