- Beam & Deem 01:00 AM
- Illexxandra01:30 AM
- Flote02:00 AM
- DJ Lady Verse03:00 AM
- Speakerbot03:00 AM
- Techncn04:00 AM
- Thomas Blondet 05:00 AM
- Business Casual Disco 05:00 AM
Beam & Deem
Beam&Deem is the launchpad for the musical musings of Zach Catarelli and Chris Coffey. The genre-dodging duo renders an array of styles and layers saturated with intricacy that play on blends of downtempo, glitch, idm, future garage and beats. The B&D live set is a curation of prerecorded material and showcases original tracks laden with unreleased efforts and edits that are often deconstructed and re-imagined for the listener, lending to a fresh experience that surfaces in each set. Their latest studio effort “Just Another Day”, released in January of 2014, took their sound in an interesting new direction. Created in their West . . . Philly studio, they combined lo-fi techniques with modern recording technology, using hardware and software synthesizers, samples and field recordings to create a dark, curious pallet of sound.
Brooklyn-based DJ/producer ILLEXXANDRA (http://illexxandra.com) brings a consistently fun party vibe, drawing from the worlds of funk, UK future sound, global bass, electro swing, and classic club culture. Her sets draw you in with innocent joy, smack you around with raw ferocity, and then set you down gently with deep musical knowledge. She’ll kill it with an hour of bangers, or take you on a five-hour journey into sound.
Philadelphia (via Connecticut) musician/producer Matt Tripodi aka FLOTE has been making a name as one of the east coast’s busiest producers as of late. In addition to serving up futuristic synth laced beats under his FLOTE moniker he also serves as 1/3 of the synth-pop-wave band Damn Right, not to mention an impressive amount of production, instrumentalist and mastering credits behind the scenes of tons of other artists’ albums. Known for his energetic live drum pad laden live shows, FLOTE has been perfecting his hip hop/juke/chillwave/house hybrid for years now while performing alongside acts such as Lapalux, Shigeto, Blockhead, . . .Quantic, Washed Out, Groundislava, Giraffage, Emancipator, Count Bass D, Little People and countless others. After seeing a set it’s easy to see why so many are hailing him one of the east coast’s most original musicians.
DJ Lady Verse
For DJ Lady Verse, simply being the premier female DJ in New York’s Hudson Valley doesn’t cut it. Her aim is much, much higher. Throughout her eleven-year career, this spinstress has toiled tirelessly behind the turntables, focusing hard on developing her impeccable song selection and seamless mixes. And it shows, just ask the legions of orgasmically satiated dancers from over 100 venues that she has rocked from NYC to Miami and beyond. With over a dozen long-term residencies under her belt, DJ Lady Verse is a regular at New York City’s largest nightclub, Webster Hall. She has earned her place in a predominantly male field and . . . worked her way up the ranks, gaining the respect of both her fans and peers.
Speakerbot is the robot-DJ alias of Brooklyn based, Aashish Bansal. Aash has been producing his own blend of deep house, disco, and funk for the last 6 years and can be found playing his eclectic mix for crowds in house parties, venues, and festivals all over the Northeast. Are you ready to get robotic?
In a culture where the true essence of one’s craft gets lost amid image, TECHNCN stands above the hype. His original productions convey a signature sound of gritty percussion layered over a ruthless low end, while paying homage to the days of techno past. Onstage, TECHNCN plays the role of navigator, captaining his faction on a pilgrimage of seamless blending and transition, while spreading the wisdom that is the culmination of almost two decades of dedication to dance music. His labors are a balance of musicality and technicality, making him truly the techno technician.
Thomas is known for his skill as both a producer and a DJ based in Washington, DC. His tracks reflect the ease with which he moves from genre to genre when he mixes sounds in his studio and his remixes successfully take on the challenge of incorporating international melodies with steady beats that his followers can dance to. Starting his career as a DJ in the 1990s dance music scene in Washington, DC, Thomas has infused just about every type of beat-oriented genre such as deep house, speed garage, drum’n’bass, hip-hop, reggae, and dub with Arab, Latin, Indian, Balkan, Kurdish and Caribbean influences. This musical aptitude has . . .served him well both in the studio and the DJ booth as today he maintains a Sunday night residency at DC’s headquarters of everything organic, Eighteenth Street Lounge. Through his label Rhythm & Culture, Thomas Blondet has released the European Coaster EP and chilltempo Echo Chamber EP. He has since released several hand-crafted remixes of music by Balkan Beat Box, Nickodemus, Sola Rosa, Mr. Confuse and Fort Knox Five. Look out for upcoming remixes, tracks and live DJ sets by the man who never stops working and doesn’t set limits on his level of creativity. More info on Tom is available online via Thomas Blondet’s website.
Business Casual Disco
Business Casual Disco works to provide everyone with a delicate mixture of disco and house music that will keep the feet moving and the head bobbing. Balancing time between production and DJ sets, the mixture of funky bass and driving synths keeps the music moving throughout the day and night. Think of it as the more tasteful side of dance music, like Playboy for your ears.
- Shmallen01:00 AM
- Qdup01:30 AM
- Risky Disko02:00 AM
- All Good Funk Alliance03:00 AM
- ConnetICON03:00 AM
- Horizon Wireless04:00 AM
- Motion Potion 04:30 AM
- Norrin05:00 AM
Qdup has been making dance floors groove and butts move worldwide since late 2006. Over the years, Qdup has released top selling tunes and remixes on many well received labels including Bombstrikes, Fort Knox Recordings, Bombastic Jam, Goodgroove, Air, ESL Music, Royal Soul, MustBeat and his own Qdup Records imprint. Having remixed the likes of Fort Knox Five, DJ Love, Thunderball, Basement Freaks, All Good Funk Alliance and Ursula1000 to name a few, Qdup has garnered a spot as one of the most in demand artists for remixing friends of funk and breaks. Also known for his party mashing exclusive edits and re-rubs, he has gained a foll . . .owing via some of the webs hottest blogs, dropping secret weapon DJ tunes. As an established tastemaker, Qdup has been a contributor to the UK based Ghetto Funk blog since it’s inception and has produced several tracks on their Icons series remix albums. 2013 saw Qdup break out on the summer festival scene in North America including Shambhala (Salmo, BC), BassCoast (Merritt, BC), Firefly Fest (DE, USA), Art Outside (TX, USA) and P.E.X. (MD, USA). With additional releases upcoming on Fort Knox Recordings, new collaborations, remixes, free downloads and DJ mixes in the works, 2014 is lining up to be a busy year for Qdup.
Risky Disko is the musical love child of Philadelphia DJs Greg D. and Crouse. Their journey began through a mutual friendship and love for classic disco and house music. Using these genres as a framework for their sets, they take inspiration from whatever groove suits the mood. Pulling from funk and disco, to classic house and hip hop, this duo has taken the time to understand how the dance floor has changed over the years. Both strive for the new and different, no matter how classic or current the period is in which it originated. Their goal: to guide you on a journey through the decades…but be prepared…like all great journeys, . . . there involves some element of RISK. Get (F)Risky!
All Good Funk Alliance
Made up of Frank Cueto and Rusty Belicek, the All Good Funk Alliance has opened up for legendary artists and DJs, written songs for commercials , T.V. and movies and constantly appear on the Breakspoll Top 50 list. In other words, these guys are no strangers to the funk. And while their musical tastes range the gamut, when Frank and Rusty join forces the end result is always the same: they deliver a sound that is funky, fun and fresh. All Good Funk Alliance has long been lauded by critics and fans alike, and DJs looking to inject flavor into their sets invariably seek out that unmistakable AGFA sound. Their remix of big band legend . . .Woody Herman’s track, “Mambo Herd,” was met with critical acclaim, and the boys recently signed a major remix deal to put their indelible, funk-infused spin on Kraak and Smaak’s hit album “Plastic People.” When AGFA’s release, “REC,” dropped in 2007, Properly Chilled described it as “modern funk mixing the best of hip hop and funk [with] lots of percussion breakdowns.” Turntable Lab has also raved about the duo’s sound, summing it up as: “continually hitting the head-nodding nape.” Since 1999, All Good Funk Alliance has released music on a host of labels, including its own heavyweights: Funk Weapons, Super Hi-Fi Recordings and Baffin Island Beat Brigade. Frank and Rusty have played at clubs and festivals around the globe—from Canada to Australia—and the pair has even opened up for the iconic godfather of soul himself, James Brown. Recognized as influential pioneers of the Nu-Funk and mid-tempo breaks sounds, AGFA’s innovation and originality has earned them universal respect across the music industry. They are constantly dropping new remixes, originals and reworks brimming with hype music that encompasses multiple genres, the All Good Funk Alliance are keeping it fresh while keeping true to their roots musically.
An evening with ConnetICON acts as an intense journey that can be characterized by deep grooves and scintillating bass lines. Each set patiently and flawlessly weaves in and out of melodies, producing an ethereal, euphoric feel, either on the dance floor or in your headphones. Since the onset of his DJing career in late 2010, ConnetICON has quickly established himself, supporting major act’s such as Tiger and Woods, Break Science, Cinnamon Chasers, Orchard Lounge, Edit Murphy, Abakus, Goldroom, Emancipator, and Little People. In the summer of 2012, ConnetICON further established himself as an integral member of the contemporary musi . . .c scene, with his name featured on bills including, but not limited to, Camp Bisco XI, Gathering of the Vibes, Tipper Sound Experience, and Heads in Harmony II Festival, as well as various venue and club bookings. A DJ set acting as a canvas, For a CONstructed soundscape
Horizon Wireless blends psychedelic deep house and break-beat music with a variety of other styles including progressive lounge, minimal tech-funk, and trance to create high energy and soulful dance sets. Seamlessly using elements from all across the sound spectrum, unique mixes are woven together throughout each show, creating a storm of soul smashing beats, titillating harmonies, and wet melodies. This sonic tsunami can easily induce multiple crowdgasms, so bringing a towel to shows is not only recommended, but encouraged as well. This past half decade has been a very prosperous journey starting in New Paltz basements and Brooklyn . . . lofts, and moving up through the circuit at 4G speed. Since then, Horizon Wireless has had the pleasure of playing countless shows at incredible venues such as Irving Plaza, The Capitol Theater, and even The Theater at Madison Square Garden this past New Years Eve. This will be the second Gathering of the Vibes set for Horizon Wireless, and you do NOT want to miss this VERY special and incredibly cosmic dance party. Trust us.
In 2014, Motion Potion will re-emerge from the busiest “hiatus” since the term was coined. After touring and producing for more than 17 years, the San Francisco DJ/producer spent most of 2009-2013 focused on his two other babies: production companies Silent Frisco andSunsetSF. With the two CEO duties on his plate, he paired back from DJ touring and sat on the more than twenty new tracks he produced in the period. With the help of Hot & HeavyRecords legendary engineer Michael Harms, he dug deeper into the new tracks to ensure a massive improvement over his last set of releases, 2008’s “Electric Nostalgia”. With the babies a . . .ll grown up, and the tracks ready to unveil, MoPo is ready to bust out in 2014. Among the planned releases are a 4-track EP of Radiohead-related “ReBoots” and a corresponding 2+-hour Radiohead (re)mixtape. Similarly, a four-track EP focused on the Talking Heads will be unveiled along with a third more varied release. Add to this a special “10 Years of Kraak & Smaak” tribute mix to the Dutch disco heroes. All of them will be featured on a re-launched MotionPotion.com website where all of his tracks and mixes will be available for free download. This would sound like a lot of action for most people, but is par for the course for a flesh-covered perpetual motion machine whose favorite phrase has always been “Sleep is for quitters.” Some artists choose their craft, some are born to it, and yet others find that their path chooses them, almost by some accident of fate. For Robbie Kowal that accident took place in the summer of 1995 when seeking part-time employment in the Greek Islands to finish a book he was writing. Asked to substitute for a club’s regular DJ for a week, he was shocked when the club owner fired that DJ and hired Kowal instead. The next 180 days granted him less than 60 records to work into 178, 5-hour, marathon nights of music, and only two exhausted days off. His material was limited, the gear was terrible, but the challenge led him to a cross-genre aesthetic that has defined him ever since, and earned him a passionate fan-base. Called “The DJ for people who hate DJs” by SF Weekly, MoPo’s willingness to literally explore any type of music, has made him the subject of experimental whimsical missions for many a promoter and led to yet further esoteric musical avenues of his own devination.
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The never ending quest for the ultimate groove has led Norrin from the bedroom to the dance floor and everywhere in between. The mission is to bring you funk on a whole new level. Norrin takes on a versatile role in the music scene whether it was his time with Business Casual Disco, working with Gathering Of The Vibes and it’s beachside Silent Disco or founding Velvet Crush Records to name a few. Along the way Norrin has shared the bill with artists such as James Murphy, Aeroplane, !!!, Gigamesh, Budos Band, Goldroom, The B-52′s, Party Supplies and the list continues to grow.