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Listen to Jack Deezl’s wavy and energetic new single “Lost City”

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Photo via facebook.com

DJ and multi-instrumentalist Jack Deezl released full-length album, Woah, back in September but is apparently not ready to take any kind of hiatus.

Just last week the Philly producer released his newest track “Lost City”, which comes at you at full force, with rolling, spaced-out synths. The track demands attention before dialing things back a little and letting the talented Deezl show off some of his catchy electronic hooks and even some surprising drum solos. Continue reading →

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Punk rock, not hair metal: Listen to Jack Deezl’s new Whoa EP

Jack Deezl | Photo by Stephanie Defeo

I was swapping emails with Philly DJ, producer and party-rocker Jack Deezl this week – talking about the growth of his monthly Truewave party at South Philly’s Dolphin Tavern and the burgeoning local electronic music scene – and he made one of the best music analogies I’ve heard in the long time. Those big EDM festivals, with their teeming crowds dancing to cookie-cutter buildup-to-drop tracks, watching plumes of flame and smoke and LED screens and confetti cannons, are the equivalent of hair metal; Deezl and his peers, playing more nuanced, against-the-grain cuts to tiny nightclubs of music connoisseurs, are punk rock. Continue reading →

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Download “Spyrol,” the first single from Jack Deezl’s new LP Woah!

Jack Deezl | Photo by Stephanie Defeo
Jack Deezl | Photo by Stephanie Defeo

If the series of remixes Jack Deezl put out earlier this year wasn’t enough for you don’t worry – his new record Woah! is due out this September and its first single “Spyrol” just rolled out as a free download.

The Philly DJ shows off his creativity by combining elements of dubstep, trap and dancehall with a futuristic twist. With insane drops and breaks it’s a good start to an record that’s looking to be pretty promising. Continue reading →

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Love on the Streets Fest is coming to Paine’s Park in May

Radiator Hospital | via Facebook
Radiator Hospital | via Facebook

Two passions of this city (music and skateboarding) are colliding for a day at the Love on the Streets Festival at Paine’s Park come Saturday, May 9.

The LOTS Fest boasts an awesome local lineup, with Radiator Hospital, Dogs on Acid, Moon Bounce, W.C. Lindsay, Jack DeezlClique and Mr. Sampson all taking the stage, not to mention performances by the the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts as well as skaters from Powerfulnailya and the Philadelphia Skateboard Academy. Continue reading →

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PREMIERE: Philly Spinster Jack Deezl drops new “Way Far Out” single

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Jack Deezl | photo provided by the artist

There are a few names that everyone who is entrenched in the Philly EDM scene knows and one of the standards is Glitch Squad frontman Drew Mercadante, better known by his DJ/production handle Jack Deezl. Since his debut in Philadelphia in 2011, Deezl has released an EP (2012’s Unrest) and 2013’s Disillusion LP.  His live outings have been numerous as well as, clocking in spin time at venues across the city and sharing bills with acts like Kill The Noise, Adventure Club, Seven Lions, Big Gigantic, Waveracer, RJD2, and Birdy Nam Nam (just to name a few).  With a new effort on the way, we spoke with the innovative spinner about how he continues to push the EDM envelope and got a sneak peek with a premiere of his new single “Way Far Out.”

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