Sunday, May 31, 2015

Justin Lassen at Phoenix Comic Con 2015!

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Phoenix Convention Center!!!

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Sunday funday!

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I love running into Mr. Denton at various comic shows!! I invited him to The Walking Dead party in LA! We met at a bunch of other shows including Stan Lee’s!

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This guy made my favorite shirt find for the whole show! A shirt about bunnies stealing your soul!

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Hands down one of my favorite bunny shirts ever! (the guy above drew this.)

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Got me some FarCry4, HalfLife2, Portal shirts from Comic Con! It’s why you goto conventions!!

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The #DJPon3Remixed mix drink! lol at a venue near the convention center!

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I want this gamer table so bad! I don’t even play these kinds of games but it makes me want to!

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My old buddy and artist/creator Cole Peterson rocking some cool drawings!

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Cole’s friend Matt, let me take a picture with this cool metal Captain Planet Sheild. (just kidding, Captain America). :)

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It’s cool to come back from all these conferences and trade shows around the world, and see that Phoenix creates its own semi-big events too!

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rows and rows and rows of fan stuff from shows, comics, etc.

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Mary McDonnell :) No photos allowed at table. Fun times, I feel like a rebel!

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I thought it was cool that there are game companies in Arizona and they are working on a cool new spaceship game that is like homeworld!

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crazy short lines in Phoenix for the stars.

Was just a chill day. :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Justin Lassen DJ’s Google I/O 2015 Intel Event in San Francisco!

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I am so excited that I got picked to DJ this amazing Google I/O 2015 Intel Event up in San Francisco! The venue was killer and the event was packed with so many amazing technologies, engineers, press, luminaries and good food trucks and industry leaders! :) Showing off StageLight and Djay and Reloop on Android devices!!

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Setup was easy thanks to Dell’s Venue 8, I was able to DJ the entire event without bringing loads of gear. This tablet handled everything perfectly! The controller was from ReLoop, an amazing company out of Germany that let me show off their technology to the world at this event!

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Looks pretty! Even rocked some SOL Republic Intel branded headphones from when I was judging the Intel music superstars competition!

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Fantastic badge robots!

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The cool Andy robots outside keeping things awesome!

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Trying out some Google Glass at Google I/O!

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3D Scanning me into a mobile android device with Intel Real Sense cameras! :)

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Party people across the entire industry packing the venue!

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I loved that the night was interactive and so many people came up to me on stage to check out Stagelight and Djay!

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Everyone was full of smiles that night!

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This guy had a robot arm that moved with technology and I think that’s so rad!!!!! He was so nice!!

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Classic shot of me and the one and only Amy from Intel! :)

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This guy won a LOT of prizes that night, he was very happy.

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Setup with lights!

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Building the experience! So many amazing team members who helped pull this awesome event off!

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Awesome people checking out Stagelight technology!

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Me getting interviewed on film for a cool show or something!

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My long time friend Steph Jorgl! Total surprise for both of us to see eachother. She’s representing one of the software developers at the show Mar-ma-lade, who makes a cool Unity-like game creation engine! This was a good family reunion!

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Peace!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Justin Lassen music featured at CES Asia 2015 in Shanghai, China!

Hi guys! I’m proud to say that I will be at CES Asia 2015 this year in spirit and music spirits. Intel asked if they could use my music for their videos/booth design, real sense experiences this year in China! Of course I am honored and obliged! (some of it is in this intro video web teaser.)

I have no idea what this video is saying but the light-calligraphy, typography is beautiful, and looks very cool! I’m happy to be on the main Intel website yet again with my music, and even more so that it helps them showcase their technology on stages thousands of miles away from me!

House music DJ, 2-in-1 remixer performers, League of Legends players, Link Parkour athletes and a talented chinese music producer and singer, will all be there! I have many friends at the event this year, so I'm excited to see how it all goes!

Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group, Kirk Skaugen, will keynote at the inaugural CES Asia conference May 25, 2015 in Shanghai, China, at 10:30 AM local time at the Kerry Hotel, Level 3, Grand Shanghai Ballroom 2-3. Skaugen will highlight how Intel® technologies bring amazing new experiences to life. (check the link for more information)

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/events/intel-ces-keynote.html

Pictures from the event:

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Justin Lassen DJing/Performing at Google I/O Event in San Francisco!

Where will I be? I’m glad you asked. I will be in San Francisco, CA this year for another Intel event at Google I/O 2015! So many shows and so much travel, but it’s always a blast! What will I be doing?

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Yes, I will be DJing and showing off several Android x86 applications for Intel devices at this really cool event as well as a cutting edge android controller! It’s already completely sold out, so for those who can’t make it, we’ll have fun for you.

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I’ll have more information, pics, videos and stories for you later about both of these events!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

PR: DJPon3 Presents My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Remixed

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DJPON3 STEPS INTO THE SPOTLIGHT ON LAKESHORE RECORDS’ NEW ALBUM:
DJPON3 PRESENTS MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC REMIXED

Features Beloved MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Songs Remixed By Artists Including Feint, Faust & Shortee, Arkasia, Rubicon 7, Heavygrinder, Justin Lassen and more!

(May 19, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA) - Lakeshore Records and Hasbro, Inc. are releasing the forthcoming DJ PON3 PRESENTS MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC REMIXED digitally and on CD June 23, 2015.  Daniel Ingram’s beloved original songs are remixed by some of the top talent on the scene, including Faust & Shortee, Arkasia, Rubicon 7, Heavygrinder and more. The album was produced by Justin Lassen, who worked with all of the artists for the recording.

“The MY LITTLE PONY brand has taught fans of all ages about the power of friendship for more than 30 years through socially relevant messages of acceptance and kindness,” said Samantha Lomow, Senior Vice President of Hasbro Brands. “We have seen the power of storytelling through music and lyrics in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic animated series, and we are thrilled to bring our fans a whole new way to enjoy some of their favorite songs, curated by our most beloved musical pony, DJ Pon3.”

Talented artists from all over the world came together under the direction of Justin Lassen to put their spin on the beloved sounds fans know and love from the beloved animated series. The power of the music from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has started to resonate in the dance and EDM scene, so artists including Feint, Buddygirrl, Hollidayrain, Daisy O’Dell, I Am Orange, Acid Paradox and others signed up to work their magic.

One of the first people to be considered for this project was DJ Shortee who is considered by many to be a rare breed of technical diversity and musical prowess, making her one of the most sought after DJs worldwide.  Her counterpart, Faust, is also a force to be reckoned with having attracted licensing features with MTV, NBC, CNN, the X-GAMES and ESPN. Together the pair’s turntable knowledge and on-stage chemistry enables them to get listeners lost in the music by blending different elements magically together to take you on a bumping journey.

Like most, Arkasia started with a history in classical music, and at the age of 5 he started playing the violin. Years later he would go on to teach himself the drums, Massive and Ableton programs where websites like Dubstep.net hailed him as the “King of orchestral dubstep.”

HeavyGrinder has captured the attention of audiences in Ibiza, Korea, Mexico, Coachella, EDC Las Vegas, and more. She now tours the U.S. playing direct support or headlining with some of the biggest DJ/producers to date.

Rubicon 7 (aka R7) is an electronic duo consisting of a male and female counterpart. They have experienced international success with releases in the U.S., Spain, Brazil, Sweden and the U.K. with their hit “Make Me Feel.” Most notably, the duo released their first soundtrack for the film MAY IN SUMMER at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

“This was a special project to me, I took great care in representing the characters of the show and the genres of music we wanted to cover,” said Lassen. “I wanted to give something special back to the amazingly supportive MY LITTLE PONY community, something that would excite longtime fans and perhaps create new ones.”

The consummate creator, Lassen is credited with a number of full-length recordings under various guises since he began his career at the age of 15. As Omnicron, a brooding electronica project with cinematic undertones, Lassen released 11 albums through a fledgling MP3.com, quickly gaining notoriety as a musical prodigy with a penchant for classical composition. Next to break through was the industrial rock outfit Digital Dirt Heads, which featured Lassen in a multi-instrumentalist, Trent Reznor-like role, writing and producing hard-edged material with the occasional collaborative element. But it was 2003 that saw Lassen’s star rise to new heights with his dark chamber orchestral release And Now We See But Through A Glass Darkly.

Lassen has been a long time fan of electronic music and has experienced success over the last decade remixing for the likes of Madonna, Garbage, The Killers, Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, Nine Inch Nails, Linkin Park, Evanescence, and more.  Lassen has also contributed music to the Lakeshore Records soundtracks for I FRANKENSTEIN and UNDERWORLD.  His production talents have been utilized by high profile firms - including iZotope, Cakewalk, Intel, Sony, Konami, and Interplay - making the connection with Hasbro a perfect match.

The animated series “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” produced by Hasbro Studios and currently airing on the Discovery Family channel in the U.S., follows a colorful cast of pony friends as they embark on a journey of friendship, learning what it means to be a good friend and understanding what makes each person unique and special.

Track Listing
(All songs originally composed by Daniel Ingram)

01. Smile Song (Buddygirrl Remix)
02. Love Is In Bloom (Angel Bunny Remix)
03. Bab’s Seed (Hollidayrain Remix)
04. Every Pony (Daisy O’Dell Remix)
05. Winter Wrap Up (Feint Remix)
06. Welcome Song (Faust & Shortee Remix)
07. Cutie Mark Crusaders (Heavygrinder Remix)
08. Raise This Barn (I Am Orange Remix)
09. This Day Aria (Acid Paradox Remix)
10. Every Pony (Rubicon 7 Remix)
11. Love Is In Bloom (Hollidayrain Remix)
12. Friendship is Magic (Justin Lassen Remix)
13. Fluttershy’s Song (Arkasia Remix)

Follow the new season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic on Twitter using #MLPSeason5 or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MyLittlePony.

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About Hasbro Studios
Hasbro Studios is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for Hasbro across television, film, commercial productions and short-form content.  It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro’s world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT.  Many of these shows air on Discovery Family Channel and on networks in more than 180 territories globally.  Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received nine Daytime Emmy wins.

On the film side, the studio has developed and produced a number of features based on Hasbro’s brands.  In addition to partnering with leading studios, the Company intends to make movies based on new and existing Hasbro brands for audiences globally through the Allspark Pictures film label.  Films in development or planned for release, include G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount), JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS (Universal & Allspark Pictures), MAGIC: THE GATHERING (21st Century Fox) and an animated feature based on MY LITTLE PONY (Allspark Pictures).

http://www.lakeshore-records.com

For more information contact KrakowerPolingPR@gmail.com, or @KrakowerPoling on Twitter

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Justin Lassen speaks to Influencers and Bloggers in Beverly Hills

I was invited to present and speak to a wonderful group of bloggers, personalities and influencers about AIO devices in LA.

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I showed off the capabilities of the AIO device that is part of my setup. It has become my everyday goto system for different projects, as well as business calls, blogging, editing, etc. A very capable machine. I had my trusty Roland VS-100 and Roland Apro800 running alongside Cakewalk Sonar Premium. I also showed off the new Rapture Pro synth that was just released.

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My dream team. Miles and Pam. Taking care of me, I wouldn’t be where I am without their help! We had a great sushi dinner the night before my talk and presentation!

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At home I’ve been using different AIO (All In One) devices to accomplish many different tasks. This AIO device is a beautiful 27” touch screen that allows me to produce artists that I work with from my couch! I am working with this new artist, who had previously released a track on a game score I produced. In this setup we’re using PreSonus 1818VSL interface, Blue Microphone and the PreSonus mixer software with built in compressor/EQ/FX. :)

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My other AIO device I setup another portable studio in a different room of the house. We record strange and made up instruments for this session.

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Re-stringing my violin for some new samples and textures. I’ve been working again on Somniferious with John Angelo Cramer, and we’ve got some amazing stuff on the way this summer.

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What’s with all these shots? well. I’ve started carrying around a camera with me for a new vlog and channel I will be starting soon. A lot of people have been asking me to do this for a while and are curious what goes on in my world.

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in Burbank, CA, I went down to JH Audio for a listening of their in-ear monitors for me. Thanks to my friend Dinah. Center Stage was a cool place. This is the Artist Relations guy!

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It was an honor to come down to their office and meet them in person! JH Audio does in-ear monitors for everyone from Trent Reznor to Pharrell Williams to Justin Timberlake to you name it! :)

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Just before my trip. You’ll be seeing more of this in video form soon enough. I have some cool new cameras for this adventure!

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Of course since I was staying in Beverly Hills, I stopped by Lakeshore Entertainment to turn in some work and also catch up on new things we’re announcing! Working on a few new projects with them!

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It wouldn’t be a trip without visiting my friend Zach from TransAudioGroup! This is my brother.

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Goodbye Los Angeles!