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The End of an Era: Little Rock's Cool Shoes

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It was announced just last week that Cool Shoes, a four-years strong and much-cherished Little Rock EDM monthly, will be throwing its last party tonight. AiMT has been loosely affiliated with Cool Shoes for a long time, so it's definitely sad to see it go. Luckily the Fayetteville chapter of Cool Shoes is still going strong and will be throwing its seventh party tomorrow.

If you've ever had a good time in Little Rock at a Cool Shoes, tonight is your chance to do it one last time. Don't miss it!

Cool Shoes Fayetteville tonight!

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It's Friday the 13th, and the amazingly on-point monthly Little Rock party Cool Shoes has come to Fayetteville! I've been pumping Cool Shoes here on AiMT for years now, so I'm very happy to help bring it to my home town. Tonight we've got Cool Shoes residents Wolf-E-Wolf and Cam Holifield along with myself and local DJ/promoter extraordinaire Beat Bachs. The Cool Shoes crew will be bringing down tons of extra sound, lights, and visuals. Hope to see you there.

Enjoy Wolf-E-Wolf's remix of Ronald Jenkees as a teaser for tonight:


Sleek - Summer 2010 Mix

This summer has seen dubstep spread like poison ivy throughout the state. Central Arkansas has had a strong scene for some time now, but Fayetteville and NWA are beginning to creep into the picture in a big way. From the bass-heavy tents at festivals like Wakarusa, Soulstice, and this weekend's Pronoia to the launch of KXUA's weekly dubstep show, Midrange Optional, to huge nights at Fix with 12th Planet and local Aerosault DJ Domewrekka to countless emerging regional DJs and parties, it's actually getting tough to keep track of it all. (Keep an eye on the NWA Dubstep Facebook page to keep your finger on the pulse.)

Beyond that, West Memphis also has a blossoming scene (and I'll go ahead and assume that Tulsa and Southern Missouri do too, although my connects aren't very deep out there). So all in all, dubstep has become a huge force in the state and in the region at large. I'll be spotlighting some local stuff very soon, but until then, let's shift our focus back to the OGs down in Central Arkansas.

Little Rock-based Cool Shoes homie DJ Shawn Lee has been busy gigging and honing his production skills lately, but he made some time to lay down this solid summer mix showcasing the jarring, aggressive dubstep for which he's known. He even threw a couple of his original numbers into the pot. Catch Sleek alongside myself, Wolf-E-Wolf and Domewrekka on September 10 at Speakeasy. I'll be hitting you up with more info on that really soon.

Tracklist after the jump.

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Just a quick heads up for all my Central Arkansas heads. Cool Shoes is tonight at Downtown Music in Little Rock. If you live within 50 miles of this venue, it's worth the trip to make it to one of these parties.

Wolf-E-Wolf and Cool Shoes resident Shawn Lee will be manning the decks tonight. You can download summer mixes from both of them here.

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Savoir Faire Promo Mix

It wasn't even two weeks ago that I posted a mix by Cool Shoes alum Shawn Lee, but he's already churned out yet another to help promote the Savoir Faire rooftop party happening this Friday in Little Rock. Unlike his dubstep-leaning summer mix, this one screams party. It's chock full of highly recognizable pleasers, and if it's any indicator of what things will sound like on Friday, it's going to be one hell of a party.

The Savoir Faire lineup will include all three resident Cool Shoes DJs (Shawn Lee, Deeter and Risky Biz), which is something we rarely get to see.

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01. DCUP - "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life"
02. Miike Snow - "Animal (Treasure Fingers Remix)"
03. M.I.A. - "Sunshowers (Diplo Remix)"
04. Dizzee Rascal [ft. Calvin Harris and Chrome] - "Dance Wiv Me (Shazam Remix)"
05. Daft Punk - "Face to Face (Night Drugs Re-Work)"
06. Lykki Li - "Little Bit (Villains Remix)"
07. N.A.S.A. [ft. Kanye West, Santogold & Lykke Li] - "Gifted (Treasure Fingers Remix)"
08. Justice - "Phantom II (Dean Newton Remix)"
09. Carl Hanaghan & My Digital Enemy - "Leyenda (Bass Kleph Remix)"
10. PSEUDO-LICIOUS - "Panzershreck (Shawn Lee Is Hustlin' Acapella Edit)"
11. Fukkk Offf - "The Bottom"
12. Major Lazer - "Hold the Line (NROTB Remix)"
13. Santogold [ft. Spank Rock] - "Shove It (Grandtheft Remix)"
14. Daft Punk - "Around the World (Lunyp Can't Stop Me B-More Remix)"
15. Treasure Fingers - "Cross the Dancefloor (Laidback Luke Remix)"
16. Treasure Fingers - "Cross the Dancefloor (Chromeo Remix)"
17. Sebastien Tellier - "Kilometer (A-Trak Extended Dub)"
18. New Order - "Blue Monday"
19. Q Lazzarus - "Goodbye Horses"
20. Michael Jackson - "P.Y.T. (Marquis/Dmerit Remix)"

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