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MUSIC 6. ON THE MUVE DANIEL ROCKWELL 24. DESIRABLE DESTINATIONS CLUB SOCIAL

FASHION 26. FRUITFUL FASHION APRICOT LANE FASHIONS 46. HOW HIGH CAN YOU GO THE RISE OF THE HIGH-RISE

CULTURE 50. FACEBOOK IS REAL LIFE THE EXODUS OF FACEBOOK

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ON THE MUVE W/ DANIEL ROCKWELL


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D

aniel Rockwell is no

stranger to the DJ arena. He has DJed for some of America’s most insane crowds over his nearly 2 decade long DJ career. Rockwell has also filled the role of producer, record label owner and event promoter. You can now find him every weekend as Candy Nightclubs resident DJ. We had the chance to sit down with

Daniel…consider

the

following… Describe what it’s like to DJ Candy Nightclub? I think its an environment that DJs long for. The crowd around you for 360 degrees. You are immersed in them. It’s a beautiful thing. I think from an entertainment stand point I’ve never had that kind of connection with a crowd. In the short amount of time I’ve been able to do it I get excited about it. I believe it’s high energy,

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open formatted and creative.

Any where you want to take a

Although, I think most DJs

crowd there is music for that.

feel as though their sets are

That’s what I like doing. Being

creative but I like the response

able to bring that crowd up

that I get from what I play. I

and down. Being able to

like the reaction. Honestly

control that flow. I think that’s

I’m not bumping Miley Cyrus

why I like DJing at Candy the

in my ride, but i think that

most. Im able to play different

there are definitely a lot of

stuff in one set. I don’t mind

good remixes. Especially right

playing a Robin Thicke track

now. Genre’s are just so wide

or a Miley Cyrus track. It keeps

open. It’s not about Genres

people guessing and keeps

any more it’s about tempo.

them on their toes. You get a

There’s a big movement for

better reaction when people

like 70-80, 90-100 and so on.

don’t know whats coming up

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next. In the club business you have to understand how the flow works in that environment. You

have

to

watch

the

dance floor and the room to understand what works. There have been some guys that want too keep the room banging. I think that after fours of that it leaves you in a different state. I think there is an environment for that. But for me I enjoy really honing in on the crowd. When I DJ I put myself in that zone. When people try to come talk to me I’m more connected with the vibe of the room more so the personal experience. It’s

nothing

disrespectful.

You only get four hours to create a vibe. That’s another thing when you only dj for an hour, I believe that you leave something on the table. It’s like you didn’t get the job done. I get the theory behind having DJ nights with four or five DJs, the more people you have on the bill, the more promotion and the more people that will come out. But i favor creating an environment. Creating a

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mood. I think that’s a lasting experience that people can recall, remember and revisit. Tell

us

release.

about

your

“Fukem

Till

latest They

Come”. Producing is one of those things I wish I had more time to do. Working with music and writing beats has been a huge passion of mine. In order to produce tracks it takes a lot of time and effort. Sometimes I want to get away from it all so I pull out my laptop. My usual process is to think of a melody, or a baseline. I usually work on a sound that I like to utilize as a baseline first. Even like the stab that I use in the track “Fukem Till They Come” was three sounds that I pressed. I believe it really sticks out in the track. But it was a complex endeavor. It’s a kin to what people use to do back in the day with underground hip hop with snares. It’s just layered sounds. I had a discussion with Rule of Eight. His thing is focusing on a project even when it’s done.

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I think it’s tough to call it an

that time has passed I think

end. I once read in Computer

the idea is already laid out. At

Music Magazine that when

that time you just have to mix

you create music you are in

it and master it and move on.

creation mode. When you

I’m confident in that track but

step away you are out of

I know its not going to put me

that mode. From my stand

on the map. I think there are

point what makes me more

those few people that make

efficient is that I try to place at

tracks that really put them

least four hours into a project

on the map. You don’t come

but no more than 8. Once

out the room a great soccer

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player you have to practice.

Because back then it was

I think production is the same

more about learning. I think

exact way. You are going to

I’ve finally started to grasp the

put out some stuff that doesn’t

complexity of music. It took

sound good. And you have to

years of work to get there.

understand that perfecting your craft is a process. When

Let’s go down memory lane.

I first started I couldn’t tell

Talk to us about your mixtape

you the difference between

“My Boink Is Fierce”

a white and black key on keyboard.

But

I

learned.

It’s funny you bring that up

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because I was definitely in that mode. I think a lot of that was represented by the Daniel Rockwell persona. I think that it didn’t allow me to focus on what I wanted to do musically. The ego really got the better of me. How did you overcome it? I stepped away from DJing. It’s actually a funny story. I put up the “Live from Sante Fe” mix I did a few years back. I push that live set because that was the last time I DJed

as

Daniel

Rockwell

the UK Garage guy. What was enlighting about that experience is that some of the community there lives in the mountains and a majority of them fought in a major border dispute. It’s unique. They are the nicest people that you could ever meet on the earth but they could kill you in two seconds. They aren’t boastful about it all. They learn two things in school, arts and how to kill a guy. But they are so humble and polite. I learned a lot from that. Just being in

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that environment humbled me. That was a good turning point for me. I realized that what i was doing wasn’t right. I thought about their heritage and where they have been, it made me think of my own. I took into account my direction

and

where

I’ve

been and where I am. It wasn’t a healthy direction so I changed it. So I think that taking myself out of that element was needed at that point. I moved to Fayetteville and started doing stuff up there. At the time Arkansas was how OKC used to be. It was all about fun and good times. It wasn’t like “Do you know who I am?”. We would go to apartment complexes and people would make there houses into little parties. Like, “let’s go over to 101 and listen to some house or lets go over to 104 and jam out to D & B”. It was definitely kind of cool. I moved back and I didn’t want to focus on djing but focus

on

other

peoples

careers. I realized real quick.

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That

in

order

to

receive

We can be honest here. The

have

same reason that people

to be able to voice it and

are into dance now is the

accept it. Simply stating that

same

you

into

someones

want

help

you

someones

help

reason then.

For

people that

got sense

is extremely humbling. It’s

of release, to rebel in a

accepting that you can’t

contained

do everything by yourself.

to

Attributing it to nightclubs,

to try something different.

you can think, I didn’t make

I always thought that the

these clubs, I didn’t stock

massive thing was interesting.

the liquor. You have to look

Where’s my connection with

at things on a grander level.

the performer? It’s usually a

If you look at the careers of

guy that’s two miles away

other big DJs it’s usually that

hidden behind a lighted rig.

one guy there but they have

How do you connect with

a staff that puts it all together.

that? Honestly, I know that’s

It’s a team effort. I think that

what

when DJs brand themselves

but to me, music should be

as this huge money making

an intimate experience that

corporate entity its a huge

inspires people. Reeling the

disconnect. Like Diplo, he has

focus in on Bricktown. I think

a bunch of stuff going on.

that some of that ideology

You think he is on soundcloud

of bigger is better relates to

searching for new songs? No.

Bricktown. It’s part of the big

He has a team do it for him.

discussion right now. What’s

There is a sense of unity in that

happening downtown? What

thought. That behind each

works downtown? Do people

of these artist there is a team

want that over stimulating,

that believes in them as much

Vegas style, visually over the

as they believe in themselves.

top experience or do they

try

environment,

something

generates

new

or

revenue

want that I’m in a bar just What’s

your

take

on

the

popularity of dance culture?

getting crazy with my friends , house party vibe experience.

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Do the facts show that? I think

still live in that realm of

you can give them bells and

promotions.

whistles

may

from the school that I came

come out but all in all the

from because I know the

facts have to show that. In

fact that I have a Facebook

our community it seems that

log-in doesn’t make me a

Fridays are the quiet nights.

promoter. I know that having a

People want to go to places

soundcloud account doesn’t

where they can wind down

make me a producer. I don’t

but on Saturdays it’s Wile

mean that in a demeaning

Out Ratchet City Saturdays.

way. I’m saying that from the

Literally all you have to do is

stand point of when ever I got

open doors and people are

into DJing I knew that it was

like, “Where do I flip and start

going to be more than that

Twerkin’. Where is the closest

performance. I practiced in

Twerk bar?”

my bed room for years before

and

people

I

like

coming

I hit a live stage. Now, I think going

there is a rolling trend with

some

DJing. People buy gear and

people live for that but some

start playing a week later.

people don’t. I think that you

If you look at guitarist there

have to have contuity with

are different types like jazz,

your crowd in order for them

rock, acoustic. Now literally

to

experience

the guy that downloads a

again. For them to really

version of Virtual DJ on their

WANT to attend your spot

laptop are now considered

each weekend. I think we

DJs. I’m not saying that to

have that at Candy.

demean

It’s

an

adventure

downtown.

desire

I

think

that

what

they

are

doing. Because it’s something What’s your take on Social

to create something new.

Media Marketing?

But I think that the word for DJ has become a hogpog

I think that a lot of people

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for what people do. People


on the radio are called DJs, people that do weddings are considered DJ’s. That’s why I choose to never use DJ Daniel Rockwell because I feel that I put to much work behind the turntables, I feel like i put to much work in the studio to just be labeled as just a DJ. I don’t want that to sound pretentious. But you don’t say DJ Steve Aoki. He is a performer. I’ve always been a fan of controllerism and midi DJing. The only problem I have with it is that I don’t think any one uses it to it’s highest potential. Those things are designed

to

do

amazing

things. Impromptu, on the fly live remixes. Especially the stuff with Traktor and Serato DJ. Kind of like Felix the House Cat, it looks as though he is just pushing buttons but he did lots of research to do what he does. He plays a 70’s house beat, with a 90’s baseline and mashes it together. I say that’s how that technology should be used. It’s supposed

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to take your performances to

didn’t like it, there should

the next level. If you use that

have been that appreciation

stuff in the conventional level

for it. I think most people

of 16 in and 16 out and feel

didn’t appreciate it enough.

that you just made something

But he was doing something

happen you have to think

progressive. Ahead of the

to your self are you really

times. I think that everyone

representing that craft to its

has a lot to learn from one

fullest potential. Creativity is

another. I don’t ever want

the whole idea with DJing

to say that I’m the greatest

and music. When I think back

because I believe that’s when

in retrospect. I think back to

you stop growing. I don’t ever

the stuff that Jack Acid did. I

want to stop growing as an

played a party with him and

artist. I want to continually

he brought a laptop, and all

learn. I always want to be in

this live PA stuff. Some people

the know of what’s next.

loved it and others discounted it, but he was up there making music. Even if you liked it or

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What’s Next for Rockwell?


That’s

a

funny

question.

I’m in a nursing home djing on

How long a person DJs, how

bingo night. I know at some

long is it socially acceptable

point the Facebook likes and

before

the

calls will stop coming. But until

awkward old guy DJing. It

that point I want to focus on

could happen next week

production and help as many

for me it could happy next

people as I can understand,

year. I could be Sting, still

grow and grasp their dreams

performing. That guy is like 70

in music. I’d like to share the

and still 20 year old girls are

knowledge that I have with

flocking to him. But you never

the younger generation. All

know when that happens.

while perfecting the energy

From a musical standpoint,

and freshness of my current

I think that when people

on going gigs. I just want to

say I’m quitting DJing, those

continue to make memorable

people don’t quit, it’s just that

experiences.

you

become

the bookings stop. Instead

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of me saying “I’ll quit on this

www.danielrockwell.com

date”, I could possibly go until

facebook.com/danielrockwell

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Y

ou may have noticed

the

feverishly

increased

in most denim and slacks for women. Low-rise fits offered

popularity of high waisted

appealing

apparel

for

The

women without curves albeit

saying

is

fashions

alienating those with them.

eventually come full circle”,

Ergo the comeback of high

and that sentiment is true in

waisted fits.

women. “all

accents

for

respects to the high waisted trouser. This fashion made it’s

first

appearance

on

Audrey Hepburn in the 1950’s. Harolded as a taste maker in all things regarding fashion, Audrey popularized this look through film and commericlal media. These hip hugging trousers in their earlier days were

garnished

with

side

One can debate whether

zippers and flat fronts. Cut

the favor of high waisted

to fit snug around the hips,

shorts, denim, pants, skirts

straight through the knee and

and

cuffed at the ankle. Offering

influenced by their pervasive

the perfect form fitting pant

popularity

in

for the exalted full figure

consumers

desire

woman of that time period.

accommadating alternative

dresses

have

been

media for

or an

to lower rises. Which ever Flash forward 6 decades and

is the reason behind their

higher is back in. Successfully

cameo in the fashion arena

trumping the ascension of the

we have hopes it stays the

low-rise, form fitting cuts seen

course.

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The first thing on most peoples

leading this exodus movement,

agenda in the morning is

according to Facebook’s Chief

coffee, envigarting showers,

Financial Officer David Eberson.

long commutes to work and Facebook. Yes, Facebook.

Facebook, as of October 2013, has

Combine

over 1.19 Billion users worldwide.

twitter,

google,

netflix,

yahoo,

and

bing

However, daily usage is declining

activity and you will still be a

steadily. Most users site their

bit shy of that of Facebook.

desire to endeavor in Facebook remission to the amount of time

American

Facebook

Facebook

has

consumed

of

users rank 3rd among the

their lives. In a PBS interview, avid

popular

With

Facebook user Alex Thornton,

Europe

taking

stated that he would spend an

second

place.

hour on Facebook attempting

Those numbers are steadily

to do just one task. Because

declining as more have taken

Facebook is tailored to the social

to saying good riddance to

life of each end user, Alex was

the social conduit. Teens are

bombarded with media that he

Asia first

social

and and

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site.


found intriguing. Doing so

Having

lengthened his attempts at

account has grown from an

making each interaction with

accomadation to a necissity.

Facebook brief.

As this social conduit replaces

a

facebook

daily interactions with a users Social

sites

have

allured

social group, albeit inhibiting

countless users to engage

actual

with their content for hours.

altogether.

social

interaction

The first social experience to do this could possibly be the

Facebook offered Snapchat

popular online game, World

3 Million to purchase their

of War Craft. Upon it’s debut

site. Stating that teens are not

on to the personal PC circuit

spending the time on their site

it garnered rave reviews with

any more. Those teens may

video game enthusiast. The

be on to something. It may be

popularity of Social Media

time for everyone to embark

can be related to the same

on

fanaticism witnessed in the

Exodus of sorts. We will let you

gamer arena.

be the judge.

their

own

Facebook

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