In what surely must be some sort of cruel joke, Oct. 4 brings to Arizona three shows all worth seeing, all at different venues: Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Marquee Theatre in Tempe; Jose Gonzalez at Rhythm Room in Phoenix; and Del the Funky Homosapien at the Clubhouse in Tempe. What city am I living in?? This never happens. (For what it’s worth, I’m leaning toward Jose Gonzalez at this point.)
Anyway, part of the support bill for Del on this tour run is Mike Relm, a DJ based out of the Bay Area. It’s been a busy year for Relm, who tackled the 20-minute Octagynaemix as a lead-up to the release of the Return of Dr. Octagon. He also went out on tour as the DJ for Peeping Tom, the latest side project of Mike Patton. Pretty nice company there.
Relm blends and mixes in the style of DJ Z-Trip â€“ updating ’80s rock and pop with modern, danceable beats. Some may use the M-word … you know, mash-up. Ack.
Pretty sure I’ll be missing a seriously entertaining DJ set, although it is captured on a live DVD, Suit Yourself, an 88-minute video of Relm’s tour with Gift of Gab. Or check out the CD Radio Fryer.
Mike Relm | Radio Fryer preview mix
Mike Relm | Octagynaemix
3 thoughts on “Mike Relm”
rep the bay shit!! yay area, what!… sorry man, i just laways feel so compelled to do that, anyway relm is awsome, love my local acts
noo go see YYYs. jose’s good but doesn’t put on much of a show. but of course he won’t come around as much…
YYYs are playing some amazing shows right now. Boston and NY were sick.