Check Yo' Ponytail 2
POSTED ON Thursday March 7th, 2013

On March 14th, all of us at CYP2 will be heading out to SXSW to join in on all the Austin Party Weekend fun!!! Once again, Check Yo Ponytail will be partnering up with Mad Decent and Fool’s Gold, to bring SUPER PARTY back to SXSW!!! For the second year in a row, SUPER PARTY returns to Emo’s East and Annex (formally Beauty Ballroom) for an all-day / all-night party with some of the best music around. Check out the flyer with artwork from Nick Gazin, and make sure to RSVP for more information. See you at SXSW!!!


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Lineup: A-Trak, The Presets, 12th Planet, Andrew W.K., Flosstradamus, UZ, Wavves, Kitten Party, !!!, Riff Raff, Icona Pop, Classixx, R.L. Grime, Brooke Candy, Secret Guest, Why?, Trash Talk, TOKiMONSTA, Mykki Blanco, Oliver, Io Echo, Kitty Pryde, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, Pictureplane, Antwon, Kastle (Live), Zebra Katz, Hundred Waters, The Very Best, Bonde Do Role, World’s Fair, Franki Chan, Icky Blossoms, Chrome Sparks, Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross


POSTED ON Friday December 28th, 2012

We’ve had one hell of a year at Check Yo Ponytail. So many great shows with ridiculous memories and tons of friends both new and old. In January, we had Fool’s Gold takeover on my birthday, followed by Skrillex and friends the day after. In February, Com Truise headlined his first Check Yo Ponytail and Das Racist brought a rooster to the club. In March, we took on SXSW by throwing SUPER PARTY, our own radical festival with a bit of help from Mad Decent and Fool’s Gold. In April, James Ferraro brought a motorcycle on stage.

In June, we curated our own stage at Electric Forest in Michigan. In July, Big Freedia brought her Nola Bounce to LA for Independence Day; and later that month, the punk and rap crowds united for Trash Talk and Spaceghostpurrp.

August brought the Very Best and LA local, Tokimonsta to the Echoplex stage followed by some much needed rest in September. We got based in October with Riff Raff & Kitty Pryde, followed by our radical 2 Year Anniversary party in November with Andrew W.K., Icona Pop, and Diamond Rings, and a suprise from Skrillex.

Thanksgiving week brought the more vibed out side of Odd Future with The Internet; and as the holidays started to set in, we were graced by a candlelit performance from How to Dress Well. To top off the year on our final show, our good friends Trash Talk joined forces with Odd Future’s, Mellowhype, to give the punk and rap kids exactly what they wanted…one last chance to rage before the apocalypse.

Before we share some more of our favorite moments of 2012, all of us at CYP2 would like to thank each and every one of you that attended any one of our many shows throughout the year. You are the reason we are able to continue putting on shows that feature eccentric, inspiring, and sometimes legendary artists that we are fortunate enough to present. With that said, here are a few of our favorite moments from throughout the year.

Skrillex Takes over CYP2 w/ 12th Planet, Caspa, and Diplo

Das Racist rap with a rooster before it’s rescued by Pictureplane.


Pictureplane throws an inflatable shark into the crowd during 12th Planet’s set at Electric Forest

Bounce for America with Big Freedia and the Divas

Killer Mike gets real for a minute

Grimes throws a dance party

Demonbabies gets Major Lazer’d at Electric Forest

…and one more special one with Kid Sister and the CYP2 Audience singing Happy Birthday to me during the Fool’s Gold Takeover in January (complete with Tron cake)!


POSTED ON Wednesday August 22nd, 2012

Check out this new mix The Very Best made for the Pomp & Clout mix series. With a name that translates to friends in Chichewa (Malawi’s national language), the Anzaga mix is an hour long collection of uplifting, dance tracks from around the world. With sounds and styles that focus on rhythmic personality and positive vibrations, the Very Best seamlessly mix original tracks and edits with a collection of well curated selections that range anywhere from Diplo and Azelea Banks to Giles Peterson and Papa Ghana. So turn up those speakers and get that grill going, because Summer’s almost over and The Very Best are here to keep the party going.

The Very Best will be performing at Check Yo Ponytail on August 27th. Joining them will be Tokimonsta, Jonwayne, and Weapons of Audio. Be sure to download the mix below, and check out The Very Best’s new album, MTMTMK, out now.

Tickets are available HERE.


1. A.J Holmes & The Hackney Empire feat Folo Graff – The Story OF The New Electric Highlife
2. Las Pas Sage – Yapa (Mo Laudi remix)
3. Winnie Khumalo – I Just Want To Live My Life
4. Hot Chip – Boy From School (The Very Best edit)
5. Diplo & Oliver Twizt – GO
6. Dj Cleo – Facebook (The Very Best edit)
7. Cash Unit feat Castro & Scareface – Ayooo
8. OH MY – Dirty Dancer (Unicorn Kid remix)
9. Azelea Banks – 212
10. Cabo & Snoop – Windeck
11. 5five feat Apietus – Move Back
12. Papa Ghana – I Am An African
13. Ajebutter22 x Studio Magic feat TaymiB – Senrenre
14. The Very Best – Rudeboy
15. Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band feat El Micha & Osdalgia – Agita (Switch & Sinden remix)
16. Sonye feat Nepman & tay grin – Mafilu
17. Dotstar & Afrikan Boy (Alhajis With Nairas) ) – Amala Azonto
18. J-Wow – Klang
19. Flavour – Sawa Sawa (Ashawo remix)
20. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Om Nashi Me