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Artists Kid Infinity
event::about The origin of Kid Infinity is vague. Maybe they emerged from an interplanetary vortex, or from a rebellious childhood in the Midwest, or from a purple haze of sensory inspiration. Wherever they hailed from, now they find themselves at the crux of the LA underground. Though firm believers in DIY, Kid Infinity never compromise their desire for polish and precision. The electronic duo throw a mix of hip hop, dance punk, and heavy rock into a blender and out comes a sound all their own. Still, it’s difficult to define a group that defy convention and employ a multi-disciplinary approach to art and performance. Kid Infinity bridge not only musical genres but also numerous art forms into one seamless mind-bending experience – exploring all realms of visual and aural expression. Their energetic and at times anthemic party music loaded with hooks is entirely addictive and reaches a new level through the inclusion of completely DIY film, and progressive technology. With dynamic vocals and mind altering instrumentation, all we really know of Kid Infinity is that they dare to pioneer the evolution of electronic sound and to abstract the definition of performance art as we all know it.
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event::about 'Sampology makes me wanna breakdance' - Peaches Sam Poggioli aka Sampology is no ordinary turntablist. His legendary 'Super Visual' series has earned him an undeniable reputation as Australia's leading AVDJ, touring with a number of festivals including Big Day Out, Falls Festival, Good Vibrations, Southbound, Parklife, Sydney Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and his hometown's Brisbane Festival and Valley Fiesta. He's no stranger to international touring either, previously featured as the AVDJ in the internationally acclaimed 'Tom Tom Crew' which played sold out seasons in 2009 at the New Victory Theatre, Manhattan, Udderbelly London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2010, he took his second instalment in the AVDJ series, the 'Super Visual Smackdown' overseas for a handful of headline performances, closing the AV stage at the Big Chill Festival, as well as a number of headline sideshows and showcases in the UK and Berlin. In 2011, he tours the third instalment in the AVDJ series, the 'Super Visual Monster Mash' across a 10 date Australian tour, as well as showcase performances at SXSW in Austin Texas, Bowery Ballroom in New York and The Echo, LA. The technical aspect to his Super Visual shows is impressive, as he madly manipulates video via two turntables using his special Rane mixer and Serato, as well as live-triggering custom animations via his drum machine. But it's Sampology's cheeky sense of humour, seasoning exerts from film and TV shows, filmclips, YouTube clips and vintage VHS finds that takes your ordinary club night and turns it into a stupidly exciting and crazy fun visual mashup. Its like dancing your butt off at your favourite movie of all time, and laughing the whole way through. As a producer, 2011 is an exciting year for Sampology. Following his debut single 'Back On The Drums' in 2007 which topped the Juno charts and sold out of several vinyl re-pressings, 'Piggy Bank' (released March 11th) is his long awaited second single. Sampology collaborates with South African artist Spoek Mathambo and Croatia born, Swedish based Gnucci Banana on 'Piggy Bank', which is released in March on Finland label Top Billin. Featured as a 'pop highlight in 2010' by the NY Times, Spoek Mathambo's debut album release in 2010 on BBE was critically acclaimed with the NY Times noting it as 'one of last year's most invigorating releases in any genre' and FADER Magazine describing it as 'potent jacked-up dancehall'. Teamed with Gnucci Banana, who XLR8R claim as a artist who 'brings a palpable sense of young, sexy fun to the beats' the combo of this duo, with Sampology's fresh, uncontrived production, 'Piggy Bank' is a unique and seriously fun take on dancehall influenced club music. Sampology's debut EP is scheduled for an April 20th release on Top Billin, as he takes his Super Visual Monster Mash across ten dates in Australia including the Groovin The Moo Festival tour. 'On the decks you have Sampology who has turned spinning records into an art form as he combines sound and vision to create a multimedia sensation' - British Theatre Guide DISCOGRAPHY | REMIXOGRAPHY 2010 - "Piggy Bank feat. Spoek Mathambo & Gnucci Banana" Sampology [Top Billin] 2010 - "Bora Bee feat. Sunny Dread" Sampology [Top Billin] 2010 - "Brazil Pop" Sampology [Top Billin] 2010 - "You feat. Lady Chann" Sampology [Top Billin] 2010 - "Move It Y'all" Sampology [Top Billin] 2010 - 'Mic Check' Million Dan (Sampology remix) 2010 Â "Drunk In This" Surecut Kids (Sampology remix) [Klub Kids] 2010 - 'Transatlantic Skank' Two Fresh (Sampology remix) [Klub Kids] 2009 - 'Peace & Love' Resin Dogs (Sampology remix) [Hydrofunk Records] 2008 - 'Baby' (Sampology remix) [Etc Etc] TOURS 2011 Big Day Out Aust 2010 Super Visual Smackdown Aust, NZ, UK 2010 Bacardi Express Aust 2009 Tom Tom Crew Aust, USA, UK 2009 Parklife Festival Aust 2009 Good Vibrations Festival Aust 2008 Super Visual Disco Party Aust FESTIVALS / SPECIAL APPEARANCES 2011 Big Day Out national tour Aust 2011 Good Vibrations Gold Coast 2011 Tropfest Short Film Festival Sydney 2011 Perth International Arts Festival Perth 2011 Southbound Festival Perth 2010 Big Chill Festival UK 2010 Berlin Festival Germany 2010 Northbridge Festival Perth 2010 Good Vibrations Gold Coast 2010 Sydney Festival Sydney 2009 Brisbane Festival Brisbane 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Scotland 2009 Udderbelly London 2009 New Victory Theatre Manhattan, NY 2009 Parklife Festival national tour Aust 2009 Good Vibrations national tour Aust CONTACT Management : Jane Slingo firstname.lastname@example.org Bookings Aust NZ : Dayna Young email@example.com
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Artists Marco Morales
event::about Diversely decadent and never predictable, DJ/producer Marco Morales has made a habit of jocking audiences on a smorgasbord of sweet beats that skew from hip hop, rock and pop to house, electro and soul. Morales’ crates run deep, delving into reggae, R&B, B-More and more—making him one of the most varied selectors on Chicago’s scene. Much more than a DJ, Morales first earned his professional name as a skilled turntablist when he was 17. He took early inspiration from his father’s vinyl collection of funk, soul and disco before putting his own spin on the sound under the moniker of “The Hustler.” The late ’90s saw him entering and winning dozens of Chicago-based DJ competitions that showcased both his trickery on the decks and the depth of his crates. But it was a live performance by the Beasties Boys’ own Mix Master Mike that revealed his true passion for juxtaposing rhythms and sounds with startling, party-starting ease. “Seeing him do his mash to Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ with a live break beat in front of huge crowd made me realize that’s what I really wanted to do,” he says. After honing his skills at the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in Sao Paul, Brazil, Morales would go onto claim top prize in spin offs including: Chicago’s Golden DJ Battle, The Real Productions Battle, and the Projekt Revolutions Battled, hosted by Grammy-Award winning artists Linkin’ Park. His prowess on decks landed him an opening DJ spot in front of a crowd of 11,000 later that year, and eventually led to guest DJing spot on Chicago’s “Jenny Jones Show.” Taking influence from prominent turntablists including A-Trak, Q-bert, and the Scratch Perverts, Morales also tapped into other artists, such as Cut Chemist and Jazzy Jeff—“performance DJs who are masters of their craft,” he says. In 2006, Morales translated his love for rocking live parties into two studio releases on Junky Trunk Records: “Northside” and “Mission 10.” His own forthcoming label, Hot Dog Records, echoes his love for eclectic party heaters paired with bass-heavy sensibility of house that defined his style in the early vinyl days. Not that Morales is forgetting his roots. “Sure, there’s a big difference in how music is played in this post-vinyl era of DJing—sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse,” he says. “I loved those vinyl days of DJing and I want to show that in every set I do.”
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Artists Dame 55
event::about Hip hop, electro, grunge, and pop -- all that and more make up the sound and style of Dame 55, a 23 year-old-rapper/fashion designer who brilliantly stands out above the rest as an epiphany. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dame grew up listening to jazz and ragtime music, and was influenced by many of the hip hop greats such as Slick Rick, the Pharcyde, and RZA. With a calling towards the world of fashion, the next step for Dame was venturing to Los Angeles, where he studied at the Fashion Institute of Design Merchandise. During this time of transition, Dame was inevitably impacted by the indie rock culture that surrounded him, and began listening to the unique sounds of Lykke Li, 1950's Rockabilly music, and more. A transformation was well on the way. Dame is now a self-proclaimed Stupid3ous Dork, a movement of trend-setters who are dedicated to making a difference in music, fashion, art, and any other creative outlet that crosses their path. Having performed with the likes of Lil Jon, Ludacris, Nelly, Wale, YelaWolf, Chiddy Bang, and more, the world of hip hop has welcomed Dame's unparalleled sound, and it will never be the same again. Making strides to fulfill his intent on being the voice of this generation,� Dame is well on his way while presenting us with the rebellious� side of underground hip hop that demands attention and recognition. Currently working with renown producer Boys Noize, there will soon be an uprising of Stupid3ous Dorks around the world.
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event::about Lucio Morais and Yuri Chix are Database and have known each other, well, forever. Being childhood friends, they share just about everything, likes, dislikes, and even their favorite foods. However, it wasn’t until 2005 when they discovered their greatest passion, music. While students in film school, the two became famous for gathering the entire student body together—from freshman geek to senior stud—to the dance floor of São Paulo’s legendary, now-extinct club, “AmpGalaxy.”. This new found local fame was the driving force behind the idea to create something new — a fresh live dance act with original beats - called Database. As Database, the two released their first compilation, “Uglyedits Vol.1” in early 2008. Around this time, they were invited to remix Fatboy Slim, and got together with his label (Southern Fried Records) to release their Miami EP including a collaboration with Bonde do Role. From these two releases, their notoriety grew rapidly in Brazil, playing in some of the country’s biggest festivals, including TIM/2008 (with the Klaxons, Kanye West, MGMT, Junior Boys, etc) Haagen Dazs Mix Music Festival/2008 (Uffie, Feadz, Yuksek, The Glimmers and VHS or Beta) Fashion Week/2008 SP/RJ, Eletrônica Festival BH/2008 and Bye Bye Brasil Eletrorock Festival/2008. In 2009 “Uglyedits Vol.2” was released, after which, even more festivals came knocking on the Database door, including the Festival de Teatro de Curitiba 2009, Chemical Music Festival 2009 (Rio de Janeiro), 9 Festival Cultural LGBT, and Vice Magazine Party (2009). Including a Beaches and Friends USA Tour in 2009 and 2010 With French Horn Rebellion. Today Database is one of the biggest electronic names in Brazil, and 2009 saw the band releasing a co-written single with French Horn Rebellion - “Beaches and Friends”. The media response to Beaches & Friends in 2009 had radio support from Radio 1 including DJ’s Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw, Jaymo & Andy George, also was Hype Machine No.1 for weeks.
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event::about The last couple of years have seen a blog and remix driven rise for Ocelot - the trans-Atlantic dance music duo, as opposed to the South American leopard. Remixes for The Killers, Röyksopp, and Robyn and a host of take-no-prisoners DJ sets alongside the likes of Grace Jones, Aeroplane, Deadmau5, Diplo, have groomed the pair for No Requests, their very own album of tough but unashamedly poppy floor-fillers. Having broken out from the blogosphere and onto the dancefloor with nihilistic clubbing anthem ‘Our Time’, Ocelot release their debut Wall Of Sound single ‘Beating Hearts’ on April 11th. The Quincy-Jones-on-pills of ‘Beating Hearts’, is a typical taster of the high octane pop sprayed liberally across their forthcoming album. Elsewhere ‘Forbidden Touch’ comes on like a contagious amalgam of Daft Punk, Eric Prydz and ‘Cold As Ice’-era Foreigner, it is Ocelot at their most Saturday night immediate and is juxtaposed by the wry, mellow ‘Never Trust A Singer’, featuring Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy, and the steroid vocoder R&B of ‘Your Eyes’. The one consistent throughout is heavy riffs - peaking on the fret tapping frenzies of ‘Fist OF Harmony’, ‘All Around Us’ and ‘Medicine’. Hammered out on disco synths but somehow redolent of classic rock power-chords, these tracks hint at Ocelot’s unlikely background. The entwined tale of Texan Cory Kilduff and Yorkshireman James Welsh begins far, far from raves, beats-per-minute and DJs… Back in his late teens in Austin, Texas, Cory Kilduff, vocalist with hardcore metal band The Rise, had his eye on a girl. The problem was she’d already agreed to date an English guy, one of a group who came over annually to escape the British winter and take advantage of Austin’s thriving BMX biking community. The week before the Brits arrived Cory started seeing her yet she still insisted on introducing him to the English BMXers. “I originally thought they were going to beat the shit out of me,” laughs Cory. They didn’t, though. They all got on brilliantly, sharing a taste for skate culture and heavy music. Cory especially hit it off with Jimmy Welsh from Leeds. Jimmy grew up in rural Keighley (pronounced ‘Keith-Lee’) on the Yorkshire Moors. His dad, a chocolate delivery man, was keen on ‘60s groups such as The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane and Jimmy took up the guitar aged seven, his first public performance was of JJ Cale’s ‘Cocaine’ at a school nativity play. “At school everyone was into The Prodigy and the Chemical Brothers,” recalls Jimmy, “and there was a big gabba techno scene in the area. We didn’t really separate that from the metal scene - it was all obnoxious music to us.” Everyone was also into riding, BMXs and mountain bikes, which in the Yorkshire Dales was a more practical hobby than skateboarding. Thus, when an older friend went to work for BMX company ‘Terrible One’ in Austin, it wasn’t long before 15 year old Jimmy followed on the first of many visits. Jimmy met Cory as The Rise were just taking off. They’d signed to an independent and would put out an album in 2002. Taking their lead from Swedish punk band Refused, they also admired electronic noiseniks such as Alec Empire and Kid 606. When the band were given a support slot for a UK tour Jimmy, offered his services as tour and merchandise manager. One night he presented the band with a remix he’d done of one of their songs, “a junglist Squarepusher-ish thing” is how Cory describes it. The Rise loved it and included it on the vinyl version of their album. When it came time to record their second album “We got Jimmy a ticket to come to Texas for an entire Summer and said, ‘By the way, you’re in the band’,” says Cory whose Austin apartment became the de facto recording studio. When the Rise sessions finished each night, the pair played around with the equipment remixing hardcore bands with a view to an album of the results. The album came to naught, but the pair developed a rowdy show playing out their punk-metal cut-ups to skate kids and headbangers. “It was a remix of [Kentucky alt-rock outfit] Elliott that changed things,” explains Cory, “The rest were screaming hardcore bands but Elliott had these ethereal vocals which we joked around with, threw them through the Auto-Tune, and created a Cher-esque dance track. We’d play it as a joke at the end of our set and the hardcore kids loved it.” Their mix of Elliott’s ‘Believe’ was the starting point for Ocelot. While conceived in the spirit of irony, it was the mix’s poppiness they enjoyed most, “You can only be noisy all the time for so long before you get a bit sick of it,” sighs Jimmy, “and we wanted to try something more melodic.” “We grew tired of trying to out-dirty people,” Cory agrees, “We thought, ‘Let’s just make good dance tracks.’ Then, with Justice and MSTRKRFT coming up we saw how these two worlds could collide. You didn’t have to sacrifice being dirty and noisy to make dance music.” When The Rise fizzled out in 2005, Cory and Jimmy continued to make dance music for fun, working together from opposite sides of the Atlantic. As time passed, they developed a long-standing relationship with hip LA blog/label Iheartcomix which dramatically raised their profile. Cory was, by now, a graphic designer while Jimmy was doing location sound for TV and film (“I did Emmerdale but the worst was this film Catalina about a transvestite superhero”). However, the remix offers started to come in and when their version of Dragonette’s ‘Competition’ became a club hit in ‘08, there was a wave of interest. Cory moved to Leeds so the pair could produce and DJ together and suddenly Ocelot was a going concern. “I was a latchkey kid,” recalls Cory of his ‘80s childhood in Dallas, “The primary base of my musical taste is ‘80s movie soundtracks, films watched when I came home from school, from ‘Pretty In Pink’ to ‘Transformers’, from cheese like Stan Bush to Harold Faltermeyer and Giorgio Moroder.” All this can be heard in Ocelot alongside the big bad riffing. On their album, as a tribute to their past, they have Refused vocalist Dennis Lyxen on the hammering techno-rocker ‘America’, yet it sits easily beside music that, as their MySpace claims, has “all the fun of trance without all that trance”. “We’re unashamedly into pop,” laughs Cory, “Michael MacDonald, Michael Jackson…” “Depending on the atmosphere we wouldn’t think twice about dropping Hall & Oates or ELO at a party,” adds Jimmy. The idea of two punk-metallers channelling the spirit of big-haired US pop via the crunch of Parisian underground electro just sounds mad. Happily it’s a craziness that makes sense, especially on the dancefloor. Ocelot may be the newest big cat in the club jungle but they’re about to give disco tigers everywhere a run for their money…
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Deep In The Game
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Artists Deep In The Game
event::about MARK BROWN http://www.mcbrown.info http://markbrown.muxtape.com Wham City artist collective member Mark Brown has been curating cultural events and performing worldwide as a video artist, DJ, laptop noise artist, and general weirdo for well over a minute. Mark Brown's first moves in the game began at warehouse parties in Baltimore, eventually moving on to hosting the award winning and critically acclaimed (Spin, XLR8R, Rolling Stone) bi-weekly event "Are We Not Men?!" Recently, Mark's been killing it with Deep In The Game (City Papers Best Dance Party 2010) at the Club Hippo booking acts as varied as Scottie B, Kingdom, Pictureplane, Vokah Redu, and DJ Jonny Blaze. When not promoting and curating events around Baltimore, Mark Brown has been getting deep in the studio producing remixes for Pictureplane & Teengirl Fantasy, as well as cultivating a unique blend of Old Skool Rave, Jungle, Baltimore Club, Funky House, and Heavy Bass edits and mashers. Mark Brown also performs as a live visualist and avant video artist. As a video artist Mark Brown has worked with Beach House, Dan Deacon, Teengirl Fantasy, Growing, Chandeliers, Ecstatic Sunshine, WZT Hearts, and many more. He is currently on tour with Adventure. SCHWARZ Recent Unruly Records signee Schwarz has been making waves in the Baltimore undergound scene at warehouse parties, house shows, and renowned nightclubs. As one-third of the Deep In The Game, along with Cex and DJ Mark Brown, he was awarded "Best Dance Party" by the Baltimore City Paper. His DJ sets deftly combine Top 40s Hits, House, Baltimore Club, Southern Rap, Rave Anthems, Southern Rap, and Bass Music with his own crossover production, and original remixes. Schwarz has also produced for a number of other artists including Juiceboxxx, BBU, Sewn Leather and Ami Dang. His debut EP will apear soon on Unruly Records.
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Artists Nouveau Riche
event::about Nouveau Riche is the Washington, D.C.-based DJ crew consisting of Gavin Holland, Nacey, and Steve Starks. Their monthly sweat-drenched, line-around-the-block party has become legend in the area with its rowdy blend of Baltimore-club-infused techno, house music, dubstep, and whatever else strikes these DJs' fancy. Gavin, Starks, and Nacey's tracks have been released on T&A Records, Plant Music, Top Billin', and Rock It Science Laboratories. March 2011 will mark five years of partying with Nouveau Riche.
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Artists Bo Bliz
event::about Bo Bliz is half of acclaimed Philadelphia DJ duo Emynd and Bo Bliz. He has been throwing some of the most legendary and popular parties in Philadelphia for years locking the city down with Hip Hop and Club Music. Between him and Emynd they created and oversee the website www.crossfadedbacon.com as well as the label Crossfaded Bacon.
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Artists Cousin Cole
event::about Cousin Cole's tracks are played regularly by some of the top DJs in the world: Diplo, Optimo, Sinden, Todd Terje, Pilooski, Cosmo Baker, Scottie B, A-Trak, Steve Aoki, and DJ AM. His indie/folk mix CD "Tambourine Dream" featured songs from the likes of Joanna Newsome, Bruce Springsteen, Devendra Banhart, and Neil Young -- all exclusively remixed by Cole or his former partner Pocketknife. "Tambourine Dream" made fans from across the musical spectrum, including Spank Rock, Todd Terje, Pilooski, and Prins Thomas. Cousin Cole's "Soulja Boy" remix has gotten primetime airplay by Hot 97 in NYC and Power 106 in LA and was played before Toronto Raptors basketball games. Cousin Cole has DJed all across the US and Europe, and has played with the likes of The Rub, Low Budget, Tim Sweeney, Prince Language, Jacques Renault, Tomboy, Shir Khan, Eli Escobar, DJ Benzi, Nadastrom, King Tutt, DJ Tameil, and many more. After five records and one CD on Flagrant Fowl, Cousin Cole is now starting a new label, Cousins, with releases planned from Youth, Tom of Finland, and Cousin Cole himself. Cole is currently working on the follow up to Tambourine Dream, doing tons of remixes, and DJing around the world -- he just finished his fourth European tour and a second Australian tour is in the works for early 2011. "I like ["Tamborine Dream"] because i can play it around other people, without boring them, making them want to cry, or ruining my reputation as the most gangster of gangster rappers. And what makes these edits truly outstanding is that it doesn't chop up the vocals or drop Lavender diamond in the middle of a rave, but just gives each song an extra push to have a nice uplifting easy listening mix to two step to, or pre-game with." - Spank Rock "[Tougher Than Featherz] is great! Absolutely love the jamc / suicide / ram jam and arthur russell reworks. I think I'll be playing them all tonight." - Twitch (Optimo) "THAT SHIT IS OUT OF HAND!" - Scottie B (Unruly Records) on Bam a Lam "The Springsteen edit has 'Future Balearic Classic' written all over it" -Piccadilly Records "Probably the mix of the year" -Turntable Lab on Tambourine Dream
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Artists Drizztian Swamper
event::about Dear reader, I'm a performer known as Drizztian Swamper. I make music that's meant to be heard live and on really good sound systems. I use little electronic gadgets to sequence booming rhythms and arrangements. After I push "Play" before each song, I grab my guitar and start spilling out finger-painted sounds. Then I step over to the mic and sing some anxious pop melodies. My hope is to see everyone dancing around uninhibited in a darkened room. The major influences on recent work include: Fela Kuti, Nirvana, Alexander Robotnick, Joy Division, Crash Course In Science, and pretty much nothing that's going on in my local Austin music scene. Come out to see me play and hopefully my busted-ass guitar won't fuck up on stage. xo
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event::about Belleruche are a three piece band based on vocals, guitar/bass and turntables/sampler/laptop. They make innovative live, organic, electronic music using analogue and digital technology. Their live shows are played using exactly what is used in the studio. They see no difference between the studio environment and the live stage, and the band make their music reflect this. Band line up: Kathrin deBoer - vocalist, soul influenced vocal style, combined with a fascination for the classical female jazz vocalists. Brought up to date with rapid syncopation in lyrics and use of loop pedals plus mic control. Ricky Fabulous - guitar and bass, plays jazz guitar in a punk way and post disco bass guitar with an squinted eye on the dance floor. A background in heavy rock, alongside acoustic gypsy jazz swing has brought a unique quality to touch and tone. DJ Modest - turntablist and samples/laptop, a background in music based around the collection of vinyl records, he has DJ'd since the age of 15, since then learning music production skills and live performance abilities based on the manipulation of analogue samples and digital glitches in real time. Initially, Belleruche released a handful of extremely limited 7” records on their own Hippoflex label, including the ‘Four Songs EP’. These individually numbered 45’s (with hand-printed sleeves) quickly sold out in the UK’s independent record stores and attracted a cult following in the UK and Europe. In 2007 Belleruche signed to Tru Thoughts and their debut album ‘Turntable Soul Music’ was released in July of that year to fantastic reactions from fans and the media alike, garnering admiring reviews both at home and abroad and becoming the fastest-selling debut album in the label’s history. The album has been described as "like a weird trawl through a dusty basement full of the best records you’ve never heard of, whilst a voice you can’t quite pin down sings hooks you can’t forget." Their second album “The Express” was released in October 2008. The first single “Anything You Want (Not That)” was awarded the coveted Single Of The Week spot on iTunes and the album hit Number One in the iTunes electronic album chart. With major daytime radio support including plays by Nemone on BBC 6Music. BBC Radio 2’s Mark Lamarr, also brought them in for a live Maida Vale session for his God’s Jukebox show in May 2009. The “Liberty EP” came out in March 2010, previewing material from album number three and showcasing yet another evolution in the Belleruche sound. It sold out and had to be re-pressed within two weeks. Belleruche's third album, '270 Stories' was released in October 2010, it immediately gained radio play across Europe and key BBC support from 6 Music, Radio 2 and Radio 4. The band toured the UK, France and the USA in November and December, with heavy radio support from KCRW, NPR and KEXP. The two singles (Clockwatching & Fuzz face) already out from the album have had great support from i-tunes and extensive radio play. The third single from the record (3 amp fuse) will be released in March 2011.
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Artists Grand Pianoramax
event::about “What can happen when a renowned pianist, in this case Montreux Jazz Festival International Piano Solo Competition winner Leo Tardin, gets together with a rock drummer, in this case Dominik Burkhalter and spends months of recording between Berlin (East) and Mumbai results in their latest release "Smooth Danger". Between hammering piano attacks à la early Einsturzende Neubauten / Diamanda Galas, Phuture Phunk and Grime, the two move as seamless as between rapid descents in the spirit of a pianistic Squarepusher surrounded by oppressive atmospheres.” - Sonic Seducer (Germany) Grand Pianoramax is primarily a keyboard-drums duo with various vocal guests including Black Cracker (Cocorosie, Bunny Rabbit), Mike Ladd and Invicible (PPP), blending a wide range of styles ranging from art-rock, future phunk, post-jazz and experimental hip-hop. Grand Pianoramax’s first CD, the self-titled “Grand Pianoramax” was released worldwide in 2005 by ObliqSound. The album generated more than 43,000 downloads via iTunes USA and top-notch reviews from both sides of the Atlantic. Grand Pianoramax’s second album, “The Biggest Piano In Town”, was released worldwide by ObliqSound in 2008, generating rave reviews and features in publications including BPM, XLR8R (USA) Metro, Time Out London, (UK) l’Uomo Vogue (IT). DJ Spinna’s remix of the album’s single “The Hook” was released on vinyl shortly after. Grand Pianoramax’s third album, “Smooth Danger”, was recorded and mixed between Mumbai, Berlin, Paris and Bristol (and masterised by Sahwn Joseph, collaborator of Portishead) and released in Europe in the fall 2010 and the US in the spring 2011, supported by release-tours on both continents. Various guests appear on the album, including Grand Pianoramax long-time collaborators Mike Ladd, Black Cracker and for the first time Karsh Kale on tabla.
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event::about After exploring 8-bit to digital pop with DAT Politics for 10 years, Vincent Thiérion is back with a new solo project called MARKLION. The French musician explores the dance music possibilities and prepares special live with original visual devices. “I want to give myself a total freedom, going from an acid sound live to sweeter pop compositions in studio…” explains Vincent. Marklion goes from Acid techno to grunge and synth-pop, somewhere between Nirvana, Aphex Twin and Daft Punk, in his first EP “You, EP”. Hyperactive, he’s now working on a new EP, a LP and remixes on his own label Upcode Records.
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Artists Ancient Astronauts
event::about The Ancient Astronauts are Kabanjak and Dogu, a bombastic production and DJ duo hailing from Cologne, Germany. The phenomenon of “ancient astronauts,” a belief that extraterrestrial beings visited Earth in ancient times to mingle and trade ideas with early human civilizations, isn’t an alien concept to these Ancient Astronauts. The cross-pollination and mash-up of ideas, sounds, styles, and a collaborative spirit are their modus operandi. Already having remixed and collaborated with Fort Knox Five, Ladybug Mecca of Digable Planets, Zion I, Imani and Bootie Brown of The Pharcyde, Issa Bagayogo, Vieux Farka Toure, Kid Loco, Zion Train, and Tippa Irie the Ancient Astronauts have linked up with a variety of new sonic collaborators for their kaleidoscopic sophomore album Into Bass and Time!
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Artists DJ Yoda
event::about DJ Yoda is one of Britain’s most admired, original club DJs and an AV pioneer who is constantly pushing the possibilities of audio-visual manipulation. Encapsulating the very essence of good times, DJ Yoda has transformed clubbing as we know it, throwing down styles as diverse as Hip-Hop, Funk, Baltimore Club, Drum n Bass and even Country music, all cut-up with a awe-inspiring selection of film, TV show and You Tube visuals that elevate his sets to the uniquely sublime. His keenly-defined sense of humour has captured the imagination of the masses making him possibly the only DJ in the world who can fill a club cutting the Indiana Jones theme music with dirty dubstep beats or 80’s pop with New York rap. A judge for three years-worth of DMC DJ World Finals, tipped by Q Magazine as one of ‘The 10 DJs you must see before you die’ and voted alongside DJ Premier as ‘One of the Top Three DJs in the World’ in Hip-Hop Connection magazine, DJ Yoda represents a new brand of mix-master who can happily play any kind of music to make people dance. In the last year alone, DJ Yoda has: • Played on the same bill as Steve Martin, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock at the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. • Sold out London’s Koko on his critically acclaimed ‘Magic Cinema Show’ tour. • Performed alongside the likes of Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson and Fatboy Slim. • DJ’d to packed-out clubs everywhere from Beijing to New York. • Mixed up the Champions League highlights with a tongue-in-cheek soundtrack for ITV’s Champions League Final preview show, blowing ITV Sports presenter Matt Smith’s mind along the way. • Performed with Lily Allen providing exclusive visuals. • Earned a barrel full of accolades for mixing the Fabric Live 39 CD. • Hosted an hour-long show for BBC Radio 1 mixing-up highlights of their 40-year history as part of their official anniversary celebrations. • Been voted No.28 in Datatransmission’s publicly voted Top 40 DJs Poll, making him the highest placed Hip-Hop DJ. • Been nominated for a Sony Radio Award in the ‘Music Special’ category for his "Cut & Paste" documentary for BBC Radio 1. Following his successful re-scoring of both ‘The Goonies’ and ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ on the festival circuit in 2003 and 2004, Yoda’s notoriety as the most exciting Audio-Visual innovator has escalated, with his ‘DJ Yoda Goes To The Movies’ tours achieving legendary status. His current ‘Magic Cinema Show’ takes the AV art form into brand new territory utilising cutting edge DVD mixing equipment that he has been instrumental in developing. Aside from his constant touring, DJ Yoda has completed the fourth instalment of his lauded ‘How To Cut and Paste’ mix CD series. Following on from Vol. 3’s ‘The 80s Edition’ - a collage of his favourite pop, hip-hop and movie moments from the 1980s - Volume 4 is a truly surprising and groundbreaking edition. No stranger to breaking new ground, Yoda’s other achievements include providing Pete Tong with his first ever hip-hop Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 - bootleg copies of which have been doing the rounds ever since - plus his "Mini-Mix" for Annie Mac's show was also voted, by listeners, as the best mix ever broadcast on the show. With his abilities as a DJ and Audio Visual tour-de-force in no doubt, Yoda’s skills as a musician were confirmed with the release of his debut artist album, ‘The Amazing Adventures Of DJ Yoda’ in 2006. Providing beats for the likes of Biz Markie, 2005 MOBO-winner Sway, Princess Superstar, Jungle Brothers, MC Paul Barman, and a host of other vocalists, ‘The Amazing Adventures Of DJ Yoda’ was critically acclaimed gaining rave reviews across the board. Having recently provided music for Film, TV and Advertising he is now working on a new album due for release in 2009 and still hopes to work with all the cast of Sesame Street on a turntablist DJ track.
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event::about Zorch is an experimental/noise rock duo from Austin, TX. Composed of Zac Traeger (keyboards, omnichord, vocals) and Shmu (drums, omnichord, vocals), the two hail from Wisconsin and Canada respectively. The duo met in Boston and began recording dozens of improvisational mixtapes, which, after moving to Austin in 2009, would help lay the foundation for Zorch. Since that pivotal move, they've quickly made a home for themselves in the city's illustrious avant-garde DIY scene, building a reputation on their deafening live shows and fan interaction. In July of 2009, Zorch recorded their self-titled 4-track EP at Cacophony Studios in Austin, TX. It's the duo's first attempt to capture their sound and demonstrate their wide palette of musical colors, ranging from tribal to pop. Choosing to self-release the EP and offering it up as a free download through their website, Zorch also gives fans the opportunity to design and create their own CD cases at live shows. Disregarding notions of intellectual property, they post the stems to all their songs online as well, ready to be mixed and morphed to each listener’s content. Traeger and Shmu work incessantly to produce a new kind of musical experience; the breadth of their creative output is intimidating. From a Rod Stewart cover project (with songs constructed on Stewart’s lyrics alone) or Shmu’s side project of evocative and expertly composed shoegaze, to a hefty collection of improvisational mixtapes, they have surely mastered eclecticism. Along with the constant creative flow that Traeger and Shmu produce, they are always inventing new ways to bring their fans into their live shows and work. Zorch believes that music is not merely a product but a living organism to be shared reshaped and recycled. They are purveyors of music that infects the brains of its listeners and seeps into psyches. Creating a sonic package of monstrous proportions, they release it into the wild, whether to roam or be coddled, that is left to the listener.
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event::about Soundfounder is the solo project of Andrew Brown. Over the last ten years he has produced hundreds of songs by himself and with his band Focus Group. He has performed with artists such as DJ J.Rocc, Nosaj Thing, Peanut Butter Wolf, as well as Take and Mono/poly of the Los Angeles Brainfeeder Label. He is currently collaborating with many local talents such as Bill Baird(Soundteam/Sunset), Black Joe Lewis's Honeybear horn section, and professional composer Christopher Cox. Andrew is the creator and co-founder of a monthly event called Exploded Drawing in which electronic musicians perform sets of original compositions. He gigs regularly both as a solo performer and with Focus Group.
to 11:00 PM
Anika (DJ Set)
28 schedule::attendeesLocation MALAIA Upstairs
event::about "Political Journalist" isn't a credential we usually have in musician's bios, but this is exactly what Anika was doing while living between Berlin and Bristol earlier this year when she met Geoff Barrow. The producer was looking for a new singer to work with his band Beak>, and it was immediately clear they shared the same musical vision, including a love of punk, dub and 60s girl groups. Just a week later Anika and Beak> (Barrow, Billy Fuller and Matt Williams) went into the studio to begin recording material. The resulting album was recorded in twelve days, live, with the four together in one room. Dub with no overdubs. The collaboration is political, trashy, dub, punk, funk ... a cohesive sound, and and experience in uneasy listening. In the tradition of short-lived but deeply influential 99 Records and the NYC's 80s No Wave nexus, the nine songs on Anika run the gamut from experimental rock ("Yang Yang", "Officer Officer") to covers of folk ("Masters of War") and pop songs ("Terry", "I Go to Sleep"), while showcasing reverb-drenched ancient drum machine rhythms. The album will be released by Beak's label Invada in Europe, and in USA & Japan by Stones Throw.
to 12:00 AM
RAMESH (DJ Set)
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Artists RAMESH (DJ Set)
event::about Once upon a time, I played in a band called, "Voxtrot." On June 26th, 2010, Voxtrot closed up shop and ushered in the next era of life, leaving behind a slew of great memories and earthly footprints. All great stories have multiple chapters, and the time for my next chapter has officially arrived. Like a newborn baby thrust upon the rocks, I am soaking up the sound of lapping waves, toughening my skin to head once more unto the breach. This new era of life is one of performance, recording... the whole shebang, but shall begin behind the turntables, in the best company possible. Roll on...
to 1:00 AM
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Artists Mustard Pimp
event::about Baron and eKa of Mustard Pimp, inspired by metal, rock, and other notable music that they've tuned in to, are an unclassifiable French dynamic duo who have experimented with eclectic styles in their tracks. Baron can trace his roots to DJing acid and techno music, while eKa can recognize his beginnings as a guitarist in a French metal band. Both eventually joined forces to make diverse remixes, instantly receiving support from well-established musicians, which include the following: The Crookers, Steve Aoki, Eagles of Death Metal, Shinichi Osawa, Designer Drugs, Steed Lord, Partyshank, A1 Bassline, Larry Tee, Dada Life, Stereoheroes and Bryan Cox. Mustard Pimp's debut single "Oh La La Satan" was released under Crux Records in September 2008, immediately followed by MP released in their second EP Raging Blood under Idiot House Records the following month. Early in 2009, they released their third EP RER EP, available on the Internet. In July 2009, Mustard Pimp signed the singles, "Cherry" and "Kiwi" under super hot Dim Mak Records. The same year, they released a 12-hour mixtape called Hercules Mixtape, which represented all of their influences. To top it all off, they doubled the number and did it again in January 2010 with a 24-hour Mixtape that was a global hit on blogs. Mustard Pimp have been featured on blogs from all corners of the world. In addition, they have released more than 25 mixtapes within the last two years. To date, their mixtapes and tunes have already been downloaded over 150,000 times. their single "Rock, Paper, Scissors" was released on June 2010 on Dim Mak records. Currently, the duo are working on their debut album.
to 2:00 AM
FIXED (JDH & Dave P)
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Artists FIXED (JDH & Dave P)
event::about Rumors of NYC nightlife's demise have been greatly exaggerated. While the ever-pervasive rumors of no dancing allowed and draconian cabaret laws continue to reverberate around the world's cities, the state of underground dance music in the big apple is indeed much stronger. This is thanks, in no small part, to the efforts of Dave Pianka and Josh Houtkin (DJing as Dave P and JDH, respectively). The two have been responsible for bringing over some of the most credible DJs and live bands and giving them a proper venue and environment in which to play. In addition, they have honed their DJ and production skills over the years, and are increasingly breaking new records and sounds with their back-to-back sets.