Amos Damon has been a great friend of mine since I first tapped him for a gig at a little party I used to produce in NYC. He's by far one of the most laid back and funny dudes I've come into contact with in the DJ scene. A stand up guy to say the least who has been making moves for quite some time now.
Amos Damon aka DJ Fame has the Midas Touch. His first major accomplishment? After over a decade of holding down NYC as a DJ and promoter with a coveted residency at Sullivan Room, DJ Fame released the Name It X EP in 2006 on a little label from the UK called Dubsided that belongs to a producer named Dave Taylor aka Switch. Fame was the first producer from the US to have a release on this now-legendary label and the EP got massive support from everybody who is anybody in house and techno. All right, fine. Then what happened? In 2007 a new label from Chicago got its humble beginnings: Potty Mouth Music. They debuted with a release from an Italian act you might have heard of: Crookers. The next release...yep, DJ Fame with the Ghetto Dayz EP.
Following this success, Fame joined forces with Gaby Dershin of Astro & Glyde to form Bit Crushers. Their tracks have appeared on major labels such as Ultra and Perfecto as well as underground imprints like Lee Mortimer’s Warehouse Music, not to mention a serious licensing project with their track "Wanna Ride" on a mobile video game by Nokia. No big deal.
Ok ok, the guy has some cred. So what is he doing now? Great question. Fame’s track record, production skills, DJ talent, business savvy and music-forward ears caught the attention of Eric Sharp, an impresario who was throwing loft parties and club events in the rainy city of San Francisco. Fame came out and smashed a couple of the Rock It Science warehouse parties while at the same time as Eric was building a new label - Rock It Science Laboratories. As Eric was a new producer, Fame helped him tremendously to get the label off the ground. Amos is now running A & R at Rock It Science Labs. Buckle up because his signings will begin hitting the streets in 2011. With Fame’s pedigree and refined tastes, expect some serious talent on original production and remixes that will shake clubs across the world.
Here we present a slamming new mix set from DJ Fame. This is (sadly) not the most frequent occasion, as Fame is a very busy man and rarely finds time to put mixes together. The mix comes in celebration of Fame’s latest release “Drop It Like,” the 5th offering on Rock It Science Laboratories which is now available at their beatport store (http://bit.ly/rockitport) and every major download store. Enjoy the mix, download, and pass it on!
DJ Fame - December 2010 Promo Mix by therealdjfame
1. Truffle Shuffle - The Potato Heads (Jack Union)
2. Body Pop - Jesse Rose Remix - Nelski (Rising Music)
3. Obrigado - Yolanda Be Cool Remix - Camel
4. Get Naked - Matthias Richter Remix - Tujamo (Housesession Records)
5. Goose Step - Justin Martin Remix - Rachel Barton (More Music)
6. Drop It Like (Wongo Remix) - Dj Fame & Eric Sharp (Rock It Science Labs)
7. In The Ghetto - Hijack vs Jeff Doubleu (Jack Union)
8. It Excites Me - Original Mix - Tom Staar (Moda Music)
9. After Dark - Oliver Twizt Remix - The Count and Sinden (Domino)
10. Rubb It In (Bart B More Fierce Ruling Remix) - Fierce Ruling Diva
11. Down - Original Mix - Jan Driver, Oliver $ (Made to Play)
12. Body Jack - Brabe Remix - Geht's Noch? (Jack Union)
13. Motion Sickness - Bit Crushers (Rock It Science Labs)