About Riders of the Plastic Groove

With well over 15 years of DJ'ing experience, Dennis Simms has held residencies at famous clubs like Metropolis (Irvine, CA) C2K at The Venetian (Las Vegas, NV) and The Shark Club (Costa Mesa, CA). Dennis Simms has performed with world class talent such as Junior Vasquez, Taylor, Danny Tanaglia, Frankie Bones, Sandra Collins, Crystal Method, David Alvarado and DJ Pierre just to name a few. While at C2K, he has opened for Snoop Dogg, Digital Underground, Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh. Dennis was also a part of the So-Cal rave scene back in the 90’s while working with master of underground sound systems known as "Shredder" (aka Atlas Sound). Dennis Simms currently operates a long-standing radio show called "Riders of the Plastic Groove" (RotPG) that is dedicated in delivering the best in electronic music from all over the globe featuring world class DJ's oftentimes performing live sets on the weekly broadcast. The show airs every Friday night from 8pm - 10pm (PST) and broadcasts live and direct from the University of California (Irvine, CA) at KUCI 88.9fm and also streaming worldwide at www.kuci.org. You can also find KUCI streaming on iTunes under Public Radio / KUCI. RotPG, Orange County’s top rated electronic dance music show, features many styles of music such as breaks, house, electro, progressive, minimal, tech house, techno, trance and drum & bass. RotPG regularly hosts world class DJ's and producers such as Sasha, John Digweed, Paul Van Dyk, Taylor, Christopher Lawrence, Juan Atkins, Skylab 2000, Bassland, Electric Skychurch, Omar Santana, Scott Bradford (Lexicon Avenue), Tom Stephan, Fred De Neef, David Alvarado, Rachael Starr, Simply Jeff and Faust & Shortee just to name a few. To hear the finest in electronica from all spectrums of sound, tune in every Friday night to KUCI 88.9fm from 8pm to 2am.

RotPG – Dennis Simms 04/18/2014

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Tonight’s show was a short one due to the UCI Baseball Game.
You can check out the show mix by clicking here.
Num. Title – Artist
01.  Music Is (Federico Fleres Remix) – Alan Dixon
02.  Panda Keys – Stelios Vassiloudis
03.  Folding – Samu.l
04.  In 2 Tonuri (Original Mix) – Caractere
05.  Canvas (Original Mix) – Timmo
06.  Reflesh (Robert Babicz Remix) – Namito, Fake Chicken & Cheap Soap
07.  Computer Games (Original Mix) – Phil Kieran
08.  Gate – Atlantis Ocean
09.  but does it float (original mix) – Jeff Rushin
10.  Zero Latency (Jewel Kid Remix) – Bodyscrub
11.  Booster – Alex Geralead
12.  Afrika (Tribal Mix) – D-Unity
13.  Kambalakonda (Charles Ramirez Remix) – DJ Nash & Del Horno

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RotPG – Matt LaCapria & Ron D Core 04/11/2014

 

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Matt LaCapria
In the early nineties Matt LaCapria was introduced to the L.A. Underground scene. Within a few years he was working as a regular DJ in parties and clubs such as Green Eggs and Ham, Insomnia, Therapy, KUCI and many other one off events. Matt worked as a professional DJ until 2001, playing with world renowned DJ’s like Taylor, Mark Lewis, Christopher Lawrence, Doran, Grant Plant, Theo, Jason Blakemore, Brownie, and the list goes on, With 10 years of LA Underground in his blood Matt went on hiatus to build a family, buy a house, and earn a Master’s Degree. Now Matt LaCapria is back on the decks spinning House, Progressive House and Techno. Soon to be at a Club near you.

Ron D Core
Spinning records since 1985, Co-Owner & Founder of Dr. Freecloud’s Mixing Lab since 1994. Owner and creator of Atomic Hardcore Recordings + Oblivion Records (California’s first Hardcore record labels). Ron has recorded and been featured on many Hardcore and non—Hardcore from all over the world including: Atomic Hardcore Recordings (Costa Mesa), Industrial Strength (New York), Head Fuck (Italy), Epileptik (France), UC Music (Chicago), V-Wax (Los Angeles), Swell (Arizona) & most recently the Dr. Freecloud label. Throughout the years of Ron D Core’s DJ career he’s thrown a lot of events (large and small), and always memorable such as Dr. Freecloud’s Psychedelic Drugstore (Halloween Rave in Santa Ana 1990) + Hot Lemonade (an Acid House event in Downtown Los Angeles 1989) + No—Doz (a weekly afterhours in Los Angeles 1992—1993) + Funny Farm (a hardcore weekly in Orange County 1993—1994) + Plazma (a Hardcore weekly in Fullerton’s Digital Kilinik 1997) + Operation 1 & Operation 2 (Large scale events celebrating Dr. Freecloud’s B—Days) + Funky Shit Happens! (Large Rave @ Orange Show in San Bernadino) + Blitzkrieg (Mega—Outdoor Desert Festival) Hardcore vs. House party + Megablast (all Hardcore event @ The Glasshouse in Pomona) & co—Promoted with Sid P.W.L.Y. + 13 (all Hardcore event in Pomona) thrown on the 13th of any given month.

Ron has played at some of the largest and most memorable events in the world such as: Electric Daisy Carnival + Nocturnal Wonderland + Smoke Out + Circa + Together As One + Monster Massive + Bassrush + Pyrotechnodiscoworks + Audiotistic + Opium + Willie Wonka + Alice’s House + Stranger Than Fiction (L.A.’s first Massive 1990 @ The Shrine Auditorium) + Narnia + Future World + Aphrodite’s Temple + Shiva’s Erotic Banquet + Cyberslam & too many others to mention & played for crowds up to 50,000 people. Ron has played with some of the biggest names in the business such as: Speed Freak + Lenny Dee + DJ Producer + Juan Atkins + J. Saul Kane (Depth Charge) + Rob Gee + Neophyte + DJ Paul + Babu (Beat Junkies) + DJ Dan + Doc Martin + Manu Le Malin and loads of others. Some of the articles and interviews Ron has been featured in are: Urb Magazine + Entrepeneur + OC Weekly + XLR8R + DJ Times + Daily Pilot + Yellow Rat Bastard + Thunder Magazine (Thunderdome Holland) + L.A. Weekly + Club Life + Tribe + Free Bass + Fix Magazine + Rave (Porn Magaine) + Culture and more… Ron has been featured in a Movie Documentary about the rave scene and it’s history called “Better living Through Circuitry,” & the book called “Generation Exstacy,”. Ron is continuosly working hard in the Electronic Music scene Recording DJ’ing and Promoting the Hardcore he love’s and supports. Keeping Dr. Freecloud’s the store and the Vinyl alive is nothing short of dedication to the scene.

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https://twitter.com/rondcore http://www.drfreeclouds.com/
http://www.lastrecordstorestanding.com/
http://www.facebook.com/drfreeclouds
https://plus.google.com/103441107987124022870
https://twitter.com/drfreeclouds

RotPG – Hector Merida 04/04/2014

HOUSE LEGEND FRANKIE KNUCKLESFRANKIE KNUCKLES Biography

Few figures in contemporary music have influenced their respective fields the way Frankie Knuckles has revolutionized dance music.As one of the most renowned DJs in the world, Frankie Knuckles is still packing dance floors with his unique style for almost 30 years. Legions of admirers during his travels penned Frankies nickname The Godfather of House the press picked up on it and made it stick.

He has played a pivotal role in the creation and evolution of house music, which has become the dominant staple of dance clubs throughout the world. It was this celebrity and his constant fundraising for some of his favorite charities dealing with aids, homelessness, and education of our youth, that garnered him one of the most prestigious honors by the City Of Chicago.

On August 25th 2004, the Mayor of Chicago proclaimed the date Frankie Knuckles day, and a street naming Frankie Knuckles Way .As a Producer and Re-Mixer, Knuckles lent his talents to some of R&B and Pop musics elite. Artists such as Mary J. Blige, Sounds of Blackness, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton and Toni Braxton. Frankies production and mixing career was officially recognized by the music industry in 1997.

He became the first recipient of a Grammy for Remixer of The Year and has served as a Governor and Trustee, for the NYC Chapter of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.As an artist enjoying the success of two Virgin Records releases, Beyond The Mix and Welcome To The Real World . The first album included The Whistle Song which is most memorable as the Lipton Ice Tea commercial in the mid 90’s.

In 2001 Definity Records released the single Keep on Movin by Frankie Knuckles featuring vocalist Nicki Richards. The new song opened his Mix album Motivation and was the beginning of the collaboration between Knuckles and Richards 2004 A New Reality release. Billboard Magazine writes in the Album Reviews noteworthy section Knuckles strings together an inspirational and spiritual collection of gospel-infused club songs .

With critical acclaim from nearly every Electronic Dance and Club Culture magazine through out North America and Europe. Definity strategic crossover plan launched with a visibility campaign in Major Chains for Black History Month in February. Reviews in Vibe, Ebony, Black Beat, Essence, and BET made this Motivation album the first Def Mix Productions release to garner recognition with mainstream Afro American press.

Knuckles was back in the USA mainstream with his positive message. The launch of his Motivation world tour put Knuckles message again in the forefront on an International level and Knuckles realizes post 9/11 was a New Reality for him. In 2003 Knuckles released an exclusive mix album for Armani AX which also renewed his positive Message, and introduced the forthcoming studio album.He started digging through the vaults and writing, and came up with his first studio album to release in 7 years.

A New Reality released April 2004 in the USA, UK, Italy, Australia, and Japan simultaneously, and continues to receive media attention. Knuckles Launches his A New Reality” Tour on the heals of his Bac N da Day success around the globe. Bac N da Day is the first collaboration in 20 years with long time friend, House legend and co writer Jamie Principle. His second single Matter of Time features Nicki Richards, who is one of the most sought after vocalists in the USA. She works with everyone from Janet Jackson to Stevie Wonder. A breath of fresh air, Nicki is featured on half the album and is backed by some of the most amazing vocalists the business has to offer. She also sings with Will Downing who sings backing vocals for her on What’s Goin On .

Knuckles continues to use his celebrity and much of his spare time providing entertainment for various AIDS charity events. He supports anything that has to do with children, noted as saying I cannot stand to hear a child cry of want, hunger, or a lack of love . He has let his services for many past organizations, including Meals on Wheels, GMHC, Pediatric AIDS, and most recently Harvey Milk School.

1980484_10151982334341109_7204326982068811033_oHECTOR MERIDA – >>click hear for audio archive<<
“Words are the pen of the Heart, but Music is the Pen of the Soul” – DJ Huggie
Biography
Hector ‘Huggie’ Merida has been dedicated to the Global Underground Movement since the mid 1980’s. With an unrelenting passion for the music, the people, and the vibe they create, ‘Huggie’ has been focused on supplying the beats to universal movers, and global groovers of dance music all over the world! With over 24 years of hard work and dedication under his belt, ‘Huggie’ has reached, & touched the lives of faithful music loving fans everywhere with his own brand of 4 to 8 hour sets. Sets that will guide you directly to the dance floor. Huggie’s sets range from 116 bpm to 130bpm which allows him to take full charge of the dance floor by providing your with deep house, tribal house, tech house and techno…

‘Huggie’ first gained notoriety as a producer/remixer, with his first track “Paradox Dreams”. His freshman release appeared alongside well respected artists, such as Micro, Adam X, T-1000, Vicious Vic and Frankie Bones on the X-SIGHT RECORDS compilation entitled “BELIEVE 96-97″. Not stopping there, ‘Huggie’ has included remix work into his repertoire for Phatt Phunk Records, Funked Up Records, and most recently Looq Records . Two tracks “Ali Sun” and “Sunrise in Tikal” were released on the Iridium Music compilation “Higher Collective Consciousness”. His most recent work includes remixes for Thee O & Steve Prior (Muy Bien EP), Art Of Hot (Play EP), Robert Raine (Tunnels Made of Plastic EP), while teaming up with Subdivision/VivalaTech’s Merlyn Martin with the track “Confirmation” on Polytechnic Recordings. ‘Huggie” has also teamed up with one of L.A.’s most talented veterans DJ Thee O with tracks “Night Owl – Toes In The Sand Recordings, “Don’t Fake” on Protium Recordings, “Rain” featuring Erin Powers on System Recordings and most recently “Get High” co-produced w/ DJ Thee O for Looq Records.

Links:
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http://twitter.com/hectormerida
https://soundcloud.com/hectormerida

RotPG – Dennis Simms 03/28/2014

10150718_10151970381791109_1801256180_nThe first part of tonight’s show was streamed through our Ustream page due to the UCI Baseball Game against UCR. Congratulations to UCI for winning the game 8 to 0.

Track List: RotPG Dennis Simms 03/28/2014
Num. Title Artist
01. Undisclosed (Original Mix) – Uner
02. The Space Between Us (Original Mix) – Dominik Eulberg & Gabriel Ananda
03. Wishin’ Well (Hot Since 82 Remix) – David Lynch
04. Surge (Original Mix) – Nils Mohn
05. Lime Wave (Original Mix) – Sian
06. Transit (Sisko Electrofanatik RockinDaHouse Remix) – Adrian Hour
07. Mango – Sascha Funke
08. Keep a Movin’ – Tiger Stripes
09. Bodies & Shape (Original Mix) – The Deepshakerz, Roter & Lewis
10. Monkey Thief (Original Mix) – PROJECT AKC
11. Stay Behind (Original Mix) – Costantino Nappi, Micky Da Funk
12. Arambol – Pacho
13. Rot – Macromism
14. Haunted – Hector
15. Sunspot White Space Conflict (Pig & Dan Remix) – Testpilot
16. Fade again to black (original mix) – Alhek
17. Angelus (Original Mix) – Olivier Weiter
18. Dive Into the Deepest feat. Rosina (Maceo Plex Remix) – Murr, Rosina
19. Coronal Mass (Luis Junior Remix) – Lank, Cid Inc.
20. About You (Original Mix) – Anthony Attalla
21. Cosmic – Tom Glass
22. Groovy Beat (Original Mix) – Gianni Firmaio & Mr Jefferson
23. Liquid Brain (Alan Fitzpatrick Remix) – Fergie

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RotPG – Dennis Simms 03/21/2014

reel2reelTonight’s show was a super sized one since I was filling in for Digital Nimbus.
Mixed by Dennis Simms
Num. Title Artist
01 A Certain Will (Original Mix) – Ra.Pu & Nekow
02 In Spatiu (Original Mix) – Herck
03 Move On (Kollektiv Turmstrasse Remix) – The Black 80s
04 Disco Talks – Marcos Baiano
05 Discovery (Original Mix) – A.d.M.a.
06 A Blind Eye (Original Mix) – The Junkies
07 The Drummer (Original Mix) – Jay Lumen
08 Noronha – Gui Boratto
09 Crazy – Macromism
10 Rescue Me (Johannes Heil Trueschool Rework) – Meda
11 chemical deception (original mix – Alhek
12 Ragga Blip (Jesse Voorn Remix) – Marc Vedo & Chris Dececio
13 Epos (Original Mix) – Ten Walls
14 So Good To Me (Extended Mix) – Chris Malinchak
15 Sweet Dreams – CREAM MOVEMENT
16 Man Cub (Paul Cart & Manu-L Remix) – Paul Cart, ManuL, Horatio
17 Halfway Crooks (Original Mix) – Amine Edge & Dance
18 Feel The Boogie (Original Mix) – Jobb, CORCO
19 One Of Two Ways (Original Mix) – JammHot
20 Landcruiser (Original Mix) – Stefan Kaye
21 Yellow Sky Over Reykjavik (Baikal Remix) – Thor
22 Sunshine In The Darkness Feat. Angela (Mark Holmes Dub Mix) – Carlos Pulido, Lopezhouse
23 Sunshine In The Darkness Feat. Angela (Mark Holmes Vocal Remix) – Carlos Pulido, Lopezhouse
24 Who Is Jack (Original Mix) – Julien Guzz
25 The Jockey Feat. Quell (Original Mix) – Jerome Sydenham
26 Pathfinder (Original Mix) – Sergio Fernandez
27 Your Love (Original Club Mix) – Mark Knight
28 Don’t Look Back (Original Mix) – Patrick Vano
29 Tanquilla (Radio Edit) – Boss Axis
30 Vacuum – Constant Progress
31 Water (Fathers Of Sound Main Vocal Mix) – Fathers Of Sound feat Sharon May Lynn
32 Wild Desert (Original Mix) – IO (Mulen)
33 Lemon Aid – Ray Morqeez
34 Smoke Signals – 16 Bit Lolitas
35 Lost In You feat Janai (Hugga Thugg Remix) – Dusky
36 Cloud 9 – Paul Keeley
37 Pranktech – Soundprank & Jaytech
38 The Time Machine (Original Mix) – Soundprank
39 Forma Perpetua – Vadim Soloviev
40 Atlantic – Jaytech
41 You Are Sleeping (Dave From Dallas & Dj Redeye Dub Mix) – Pqm
42 Manila Sunrise (Markus Schultz United Light Mix) – Luzon
43 fade again to black (original mix) – Alhek
44 MMM Meets Tshetsha Boys – MMM

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