Sunday, Mar 7th 2010, 12:08 PM #1 2 New Mixes by JAMES AMATO of Potty Mouth Music
James Amato’s business-savvy approach to the music industry has kept him balancing roles of promoter, record label owner, and Dj for more than a decade. From hosting his first one-off event in 1999 to securing his position as Director of Music and Bookings at Chicago’s historically SmartBar since 2006, James has become one of the most widely recognized names on the national & electronic music scene. In 2007 James established his industry presence further, launching his widely successful fidget/electo/tech house label, Potty Mouth Music, which has earned him notoriety worldwide.
James launched his music career in his native city of Milwaukee WI, where he climbed through the promotional ranks of the local and Midwest rave scene in the 1990s. After working at pioneering electronic music venues—including Revolutions Records and Bassment with promoter and mentor Steven Kaye -James invested back in 2004 into the industry by becoming co-owner and director of music and bookings at Milwaukee’s Mantra Lounge. Here he launched Kamasutra, a legendary Friday event that ran for three years. The consistent success of Kamasutra put the city’s club scene on the national radar, as it garnered press attention from publications including URB and earned James a front-page cover story in Nightclub/Bar Magazine. His success also earned him runner-up for the “Best Promoter” in the U.S. by URB magazine.
In September 2006, James relocated to Chicago to become the new Director of Music and Bookings at Chicago’s SmartBar, a historic venue with a 25-year tradition of showcasing electronic talent. Under the guidance of owner Joe Shanahan James broaden his scope as a promoter and bookings director, debuting innovative artists to Chicago, including Switch, Alan Braxe, Digitalism, Crookers, Erol Alkan and Claude Vonstroke.
In 2008, Club Systems Int. recognized his efforts to diversify and promote Chicago’s electronic music scene by selecting him as one of its “Next 10 Exciting Up-and-Comers” as part of its annual VIP Edition—“Nightlife’s 30 Most Influential People.” Additionally, James has received critical Chicago fanfare in 2007, when he was named part of NewCity magazine’s “45 Most Influential People That Rock Chicago!”
James’ promotional rise on the underground electronic scene led to his creation of two widely success digital/vinyl labels, including his 2007 venture, Potty Mouth Music, which showcases a diverse roster of fidget and tech house producers. With artists including: Santiago & Bushido, Crookers, HiJack and the Mightyfools, Potty Mouth Music has established itself as an innovative label embracing the newer dirty-quirky union of electro, house, techno and crunk releasing over 30+ Eps.
In October 2009 James relocated to Los Angeles, CA where he continues to push the industry envelope in balancing his career as a promoter, label-owner, dj and producer. His dedication in the studio and in the club continues to the industry standard of the international electronic music scene.
DOWNLOAD or LISTEN (mix): James Amato “Dj Mix Pulse Radio 98.4FM” – Recorded Feb2010
TRACKLIST (30 Minute Mix):
01 The Bulgarian ft Spoek 'Jack It Like A Zombie' (Jason Hodges Remix) - Potty Mouth Music
02 Geoff K 'Im Fred Astair' (Matthew Garton Remix) - Potty Mouth Music
03 Domsko 'Take It Back' (Original Mix) - Potty Mouth Music
04 Dj Bam Bam 'Me and My Potty Mouth' feat Alex Peace (Original Mix) - Potty Mouth Music
05 HiJack VS Santiago & Bushido 'Puttin It Down' (Original Mix) - Potty Mouth Music
06 HiJack VS Santiago & Bushido 'Way Back' (HiJack Remix) - Potty Mouth Music
07 Electric Soulside 'Drop The Bass' (Original Mix) - Potty Mouth Music
DOWNLOAD (mix): James Amato “Leftcoast Bass” – Recorded Nov2009
TRACKLIST (60 Minute Mix):
01 Matthew Garton – Soul For Rent (Original Mix) [Potty Mouth Music]
02 The Bulgarian – Jack It Like A Zombie (Stupid Fresh Remix) [Potty Mouth Music]
03 Loose Cannons & Anti Chris Gypsy’s Kiss (Original Mix) [Potty Mouth Music]
04 Mightyfools – Clean It (Original Mix) [Potty Mouth Music]
05 Domsko ft MC Skolzy – Bounce To This (Bassline Mix) [Potty Mouth Music]
06 Santiago & Bushido – This Sound (Original Mix) [Potty Mouth Music]
07 Wolfgang Gartner – Latin Fever (Original Mix) [Kindergarten]
08 DJ Dan & Hatiras – Drop Hits (Santiago & Bushido Remix) [Hatrax records]
09 Calvertron & Roscoe – Go’s Like This [Jack Knife Records]
10 Magik Johnson – The Boy Blew (Calvertron Remix) [Potty Mouth Music]
11 Will Bailey – Hit The Club (Hot Mouth Remix) [Simma]
12 DJ Bam Bam ft Whiskey Pete – Big Bass (Original Mix) [Potty Mouth Music]
13 (outro) Crydamoure – Smoke Weed Every Day (Original Mix) [Le Maquis]]