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This is such an inspiring video. Sreyas Krishnan, aka Hollidayrain, makes an electro house track from scratch in 2.5 hours and then gets signed for it, all in real-time. Truly epic.
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Almost 20,000 hits on the Chill Electro House Mix, dope!

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Here's my newest uplifting mix of 10 dope tracks you'll probably never hear about. I finished off with two classic tracks remixed electro style.

If you want a copy of this month's J. Ashar mix, download link's here: http://soundcloud.com/jashar/refreshingelectrohouse/download
VIDEO MIX: coming soon to YouTube - http://youtube.com/djashar TRACKLIST: 01. Jaybee and Slin Project - I Know (Refined Brothers Remix) 0...
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I have another mix coming soon, just working on the video. Here's some new music you probably never heard before from my last one:
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I just broke 950,000 total views on my YouTube channel, can't wait to break that million mark soon!
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I am the reason for atleast 100 of those views. Cos I played this atleast a hundred times -> New Electro House Music Mix September 2011. "Whaddup youtube! It's J Ashar" goes so well with that first track :)
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Almost 3000 hits on the newest Refreshing Electro House Mix!

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HAHA Planking is out, STREAMING is IN! Share this video folks!
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Yes, this spider took away my manhood. +Kristina Nguyen
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I laffed pretty hard when i saw this. Harder then 70% of my last 10 previous erections.
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I took this video of the homie Paul Anthony (Chicago house music legend) droppin 'Mary had a Little Lamb' in the middle of his set. I love DJs that have fun with it and have a good time!
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If you're a fan of Japanese Izakaya-style gastropubs, you will enjoy Izakaya in Midtown. It is from Azuma Group, the same people who brought Azuma, Soma Sushi, and Kata Robata to Houston. The parking situation is rough here, especially at night, but they offer $8 valet or paid street parking. You should definitely carpool if you get the opportunity. We went to Izakaya recently on a Sunday afternoon with a few friends. Luckily, it was on Superbowl 50, so it was quite empty and chill. Izakaya is very open, and they have a beautiful bar. We ordered a variety of different plates from their menu including the Salt "Negma" Chicken with Green Onion for $5, Marinated Sirloin with Fresh Wasabi for $6, Izakaya Fries for $9, Korean BBQ Fried Chicken Wings for $9, and the Beef Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps for $14. The plates are quite small and are meant to be shared, so these prices add up quickly depending on how much you order. I did mention a lot of different plates here, and we did order more, but these were a few of my favorites. I am not a fan of goat cheese at all, but my friends really enjoyed the Roasted Beets & Arugula Salad for $11. This is composed of walnuts, drunken goat cheese ice cream, honey, and ciabatta. The waiter told us the ice cream melts into the salad, keeping it cold, and when you mix it with the greens, it turns into a salad dressing. I thought that was pretty cool. I also really liked the Izakaya Fries as they top it with bonito flakes and give a Japanese curry dip with a poached egg inside . The Korean BBQ Fried Chicken Wings were also amazing, but at $9 for 5 wings, you better be a baller if you're hungry. The one item we all hated for different reasons was the Tofu Grilled Cheese Sandwich for $8. This is tofu skin stuffed with cheese, onion, and crunchy shirasu (baby sardines). It was too much. The baby sardines freaked out some people with their white skinny bodies and black dotted eyes. They were fine for me, but the cheese was too strong for my taste. We ended up leaving it. Gross. Overall, I really liked Izakaya. The service was on point, the place was clean, and I liked the Izakaya-style vibe. I will definitely come back out to try the drinks and sample more items from the menu. What to order: -Izakaya Fries for $9 -Korean BBQ Fried Chicken Wings for $9 Stay away from: -Tofu Grilled Cheese Sandwich for $8 Pros: -Service -Quality Cons: -Parking situation is awful. They have an $8 valet you can use, or you can find paid street parking. Depending on the time, street parking could be free. -Pricey
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I went to Mary'z Mediterranean Grill on a Sunday night with my girlfriend and her Dad. We parked behind the building in their private parking lot and walked through their outdoor patio area to get inside. We were greeted warmly by their staff as they let us choose to sit wherever we pleased. The first thing I noticed was they had a stone oven to make fresh pita bread which made me instantly want to try their hummus. I ordered the Chicken Shawarma Platter ($14.95), and it came with a side of hummus and tabouli salad (although there were many sides to choose from). I also got an order of falafel for my table to share. All of the sides came out first, including the falafel and the fresh pita bread. I really liked their hummus and tabouli salad, but the falafel was a huge letdown. I liked the crispy outside of the falafel, but the inside of it was just awful. I also hated the tahini sauce; it was completely lacking flavor. My girlfriend ordered the fried cauliflower. The cauliflower tasted great and made up for the falafel, but we were getting pretty full by this point and didn't even touch our main course yet! By the time my chicken shawarma plate arrived, I only had room to squeeze in a few more bites. Unfortunately, the chicken was way too dry. I sampled a bit of beef from my girlfriend's shawarma plate, and it was also too dry. Did we come at a bad time, or is their meat always like this? Even though we didn't love everything on the menu, the service was impeccable. Our waiter came by multiple times to check on how we were doing, and the busboy came to clean off used plates quite consistently. Overall, I think the shawarma plates come with a lot of food, and I would probably order just one to split with another person next time. The meat and the falafel sucked, but I liked the tabouli salad and the hummus. The service is what led me to give this place a 4-Star, and I will definitely be back to try more things on the menu. Hopefully the meat is better next time... What to order: -Tabouli Salad -Hummus (with their pita bread) -Fried Cauliflower Pros: -Incredible service -Outdoor patio to eat and smoke hookah Cons: -Meat's too dry -Falafel sucks
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My girlfriend had been nagging me about her tire pressure being down in one of her tires all month, and after repeatedly refilling it with air, it kept going flat (from 33 psi down to 15 psi and lower)... It was time to fix this nonsense. I typically go to Discount Tire because they have taken care of me for years, but they are closed on Sundays. Dog crap! I looked for the closest tire repair shop and came across Firestone Complete Auto Care. I called them and whined to them about my problems, and they told me they could take care of me in under an hour if I were to show up at that instant. When I showed up, I spoke with Daniel Aguilar, the Manager of Tire Sales, and he found that a nail had penetrated the tire. He informed me that this type of service costs about $20 to patch up. Since I was desperate, I went with the service. He informed me that there's a nice little coffee shop called Paper Co. Cafe about 0.3 miles away across the train tracks if I wanted to be a hipster and drink coffee in a warehouse. I said, sure, why not?! Anyways, the service was completed under an hour as promised, and I was mostly excited about how I wouldn't be nagged repeatedly by my girlfriend. What a relief... Thanks Firestone for the great and quick service to my vehicle! Pros: -Friendly service -Quick turnaround time -Open on Sundays Cons: -None
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I went to DGN Factory for lunchtime on a weekday. They were offering their lunch special from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and it included any one dosa, any one idli, and any one soft drink for only $8.99. Since it was my first time coming here, I went with the normal Masala Dosa (dosa with potato, green peas, onions, carrot, and tempering), the Idli (steamed rice cake), and a Coke. This is a great price for the amount of food offered at lunchtime in the Galleria area. After ordering, there was a self-serving station where you could get all-you-can-eat sambar (lentil-based vegetable stew), as well as a coconut and tomato chutney. I chatted up with Priya, one of the marketing managers of DGN Factory, and she informed me that this location had been open for 3-years, and they have other locations around the city. After paying, I was given a number, and sat down to wait for my food to be served. The food came out within a few minutes, and I dug in. The dosa and the idli met my expectations. I will definitely come back for lunch, as it's a good price for a quick bite to eat. What to order: -Lunch Special ($8.99) served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pros: -Value -All-You-Can-Eat sambar -Private parking lot Cons: -None
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If you love drinking coffee from inside a random warehouse used as a church under a highway overlooking Downtown Houston, Paper Co. Cafe will be your ultimate fantasy. I came here on a late Sunday because I was getting my car repaired nearby and this was the closest coffee shop to chill and wait at. I had to walk across the train tracks towards a sketch building under the highway, and it didn't occur to me until I got closer that this was the actual coffee shop itself. I only saw a blue door above a walking ramp that lead inside a ghetto warehouse. However, when I got inside, it was like night and day. It had a nice interior, industrial style with plenty of space and tables to get work done. I walked up to the front and really didn't want coffee, so I ordered the Chai Latté ($3.25). I noticed they had other loose leaf teas available as well. Looking around, this coffee shop was inside of Ecclesia Church, which was a bit weird to me since I love to sin and felt like an unwelcome guest. I probably wouldn't come back here for coffee unless I was nearby, but it was nice for what it was and an interesting experience while waiting for my car to be done. They do roast their own coffee beans which is a plus. What I ordered: -Chai Latté ($3.25) Pros: -Although I didn't drive, it looks like plenty of parking in their private lot -Industrial style with unique atmosphere as it's literally inside of a warehouse used as a church -Plenty of tables to get work done -Beautiful view of Downtown Houston outside Cons: -Chai was dog crap (I'm Indian, shut up), but I will try the coffee or other teas next time
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I went to Les Givral's Kahve around 10:00 p.m. on a Thursday night. I never knew a Vietnamese bánh mì and pho restaurant/bar was located here before. It's on the corner of a larger building (opposite side of the new Miyako location on Washington) and hard to miss as the sign isn't lit-up very brightly in the night. What attracted me here was the late times it stays open (Midnight on from Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 3:00 a.m. on Fridays, and 10:00 p.m. on Sundays). There's also a private parking garage behind the restaurant which is free to park. When we walked in, I noticed how empty it was on the restaurant side. However, there were a few people sitting at the bar. We walked past the bar and tried to order food to-go at the register, but it was empty and there was a sign stating to order at the bar. I ordered the Chargrill Chicken Vermicelli (Bun Ga Nuong) for $7.95, and my girlfriend ordered the Tofu Vermicelli (Bun Dau Hu) for $8.25. It was seriously done in 2-minutes packed up and ready to go. I didn't know if that was a good or a bad thing! We paid and left. The food was not as fresh as I expected it to be. Some parts of the vermicelli were completely hardened and crunchy which I've never experienced in my life. I literally had to pick out pieces of hardened noodle from my mouth. Also, parts of the chicken were completely burnt. My girlfriend said her meal was a "very sad-looking tofu," as it was chewy and not fresh as well. I wish I could rate this place higher, as it's close to where I live and opens late, but the food quality is not cutting it for me. I was looking for a variety of food in the area for late-night-eats, but I would avoid this place if looking for quality food at a good price. Miyako, the sushi joint, beside this place has a lot better choices. Pros: -Opens late -Private parking garage -Artsy interior design -Inexpensive food Cons: -Food quality (not fresh)
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I went to Saigon Sandwiches on a Friday around lunchtime as I saw it had the highest rating out of all the Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches in the area. When I walked by, I saw it had quite a crowd of people lined up to order, as well as a scatter of people waiting for their food. I was a bit shocked to see the interior with 4 Vietnamese women quickly working in a bánh mì sandwich assembly line. It didn't look like very sanitary conditions, but I still ordered a roast chicken sandwich for $3.75. I was worried it would take a long time to get my order, but it was pretty fast (5-10 minutes). I could see this getting out of hand with a lot more people because when I placed my order, the lady just wrote down my food without my name or without me even paying. Then, she just called out "one roast chicken." I had to look around to make sure it was my actual order and then paid. There is a small area at the front beside the cooler with two chairs you could sit and eat at, but with all of the people crowding inside, I wouldn't recommend this. There is no seating outside, as well, so it's more of a "take-away" sandwich shop sort of thing. When opening the wrapping to the sandwich, I saw how messy it was put together. I wouldn't have minded waiting a bit longer if they made it less messy. The bread was a bit too hard for me, and I can see it hurting the top of people's mouths when biting down. Overall, the sandwich was ok, but you can't really complain about that price. I think that's the only reason why this place has such a high rating. I eat a lot of bánh mì sandwiches personally, and this place definitely was not matching what Yelp had me believe it should be. Maybe I came on an off day? I'm highly disappointed to read on Yelp that this is the best bánh mì sandwich in San Francisco; that's unacceptable. What I ordered: -Roast Chicken Bánh Mì Sandwich ($3.75) Pros: -Very inexpensive Cons: -Sketchy neighborhood with many homeless people -Looks unsanitary in the interior -Messy sandwich -Bread is too hard -No comfortable seating area (take-away only) -Confusing ordering setup
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago