June 1, 2011
EshOne (Pronounced Esh-1) plays whatever he wants. Chances are this is why you will like what you hear. He has interesting taste in music, great stage presence, and is fun to party with. He knows what he’s doing, and he doesn’t bullshit around on the mixer. He’s played with a lot of big names, but that really doesn’t matter. If you’re wondering what to bring to the booth, he drinks hoppy beer, preferably IPA, pale ale, or red ale… If you lack beer confidence, try whiskey.
For a look into Esh’s styles, check out this mix:
1. EshOne – Watcher [Media Contender x Elk Beats]
2. EshOne – 7am [dub]
3. EshOne – Tres Piedras [dub]
4. EshOne – Search Party [dub]
5. EshOne – Chuck Finley [dub]
6. EshOne – Galaxy Bowling [Media Contender x Elk Beats]
7. EshOne – Extra Hands [dub]
8. EshOne – Petroglyphs [forthcoming Open Sauce]
9. EshOne – The Lagoon [dub]
10. EshOne – Wasted Space [Media Contender x Elk Beats]
11. EshOne – Allergies [Elk Beats]
12. EshOne – Flight [dub]
13. EshOne – Reflective Wallpaper [Elk Beats]
14. EshOne – Nautilus [Elk Beats]
15. EshOne – Mini Bic [dub]
16. EshOne – Half Eaten [EshOne free]
17. EshOne – Theme Pouch [Elk Beats]
18. EshOne – Plastic Trucks [Elk Beats]
19. EshOne – Arnold Palmerz [dub]
20. EshOne – Ups & Downs [dub]
21. EshOne – 1997 [Elk Beats]
March 11, 2011
A savage synth wizard and mad beat scientist who brings bass to life, Eprom infuses his music with such raw energy, sense of movement and love of the bounce that it almost becomes human. Named over and over by other top West Coast producers as an influence and inspiration, this respected San Francisco-based artist is making a profound impact on the evolution of modern sound.
Hip hop and electronic music are colliding in an exciting sonic apocalypse, and Eprom is a master of this slower yet very danceable style that has caught the ears, hearts and feet of a whole new generation of beat lovers. His sound combines a laid-back lean with forward-moving energy, reflecting the feeling of the Left Coast and resulting in a rare breed of experimental music- one that puts the dance floor first.
Eprom’s collaborations with The Glitch Mob’s Boreta as Nasty Ways and with Mozaic as Hookerz N Blow have also been met with mad love from the underground, and he has released music on several domestic and international labels including Cloak X Dagger, Surefire, Black Acre, Rwina and Bad Acid, as well as a recent 12” with Eskmo on the groundbreaking label Warp Records.
Fans and supporters of Eprom include Flying Lotus, Starkey, Rusko, Jakes, Rustie, Megasoid, The Gaslamp Killer, The Glitch Mob and BBC Radio One’s Mary Anne Hobbs, and the producer has shared the stage with many of the international electronic music community’s hottest artists. With four new 12” out just in 2010, Eprom is finally getting the recognition he has earned as an integral part of the giant bouncing backbone of West Coast Sound.
February 24, 2011
Representing Baltimore, JoeNice is universally recognized as the ambassador of the dubstep sound in North America and has been instrumental in the growth and success of dubstep for nearly a decade. In other words, he’s been playing dubstep before it was called dubstep. Joe’s monthly internet radio show on GourmetBeats.com was the first to feature dubstep in the states and his worldwide fanbase continues to grow with his enthusiastic stage presence & live performance, upfront selection and skillful mixing. Joe’s record bag is a who’s who of dubstep…if you’ve never heard it before, chances are, you’ll hear it from JoeNice.
He is the first American-based DJ to play on London pirate radio, Rinse.FM, the first American-based dj to play the legendary DMZ bi-monthly bash and the first American-based dj to play FWD>> @ Plastic People. A member of GourmetBeats, resident & co-founder of the most successful dubstep party in North America, DubWar (New York City) and selected as one of URB Magazine‘s NEXT 100 for 2007, JoeNice is taking dubstep to the next level, and beyond.
Check Joe on this incredible documentary below, to get a sense of his devotion to the dubstep sound.
February 15, 2011
For over a decade, the name Bulletproof has stood for nothing less than forward thinking future bass music. In the early 90’s, his relentless passion and devotion to Drum & Bass established Jay as one of New Zealand’s pioneering D&B DJ’s and promoters. His entrance into production in 99” alongside former production partner Josh, lead to Bulletproof becoming Australasia’s first international Drum & Bass export, signing their tracks to one of the leading labels of the time, and helped spawn the rise of the local future bass music production scene, being sighted by names like Concord Dawn, The Upbeats, State of Mind
as THE pioneer of NZ D&B production.
In 2007 Bulletproof ventured into the emerging realm of Dubstep production. His recent Dubstep album, “Soundtrack To Forever” made NZ music history by charting in the NZ Commercial Top40, and then went on to win the highly prestigious award for “Best Electronica Album of 2010” at the 2010 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. No easy task by any stretch of the imagination. His album was one of musical diversity never before seen in NZ future bass music.
Always staying one step ahead of the game,
Bulletproof went back into the studio, to produce the highly anticipated follow up LP “Dub Me Crazy”. Geared towards DJ’s just as much as the mainstream audience, Dub Me Crazy follows closely the current trends in UK/US dubstep, but veers away from the relentless chainsaw style in favor of more musical dance floor oriented styles of beats. With the video in production and the single release date of march 28 locked in, “Dub Me Crazy” featuring the stunning Jessie G has already been coined the summer anthem on the festival circuit around New Zealand. The full album release is set for 2/5/11 So, with all this in place, it seems only fitting that Bulletproof is about to embark on UK/EU/US/AUST/NZ tours to promote the album release, Bringing the Dub Me Crazy sound to dance floors the world over.
December 9, 2010
Ben Samples style is crunk glitch-hop, complete with bass-heavy remixes of your favorite club anthems including hip hop and dubstep. His professional DJ career started in 2006 when he picked up a weekly variety radio show for CU Boulder’s KVCU. His show covered many styles and genres, with a focus on dance music and hip hop. Now, Samples blends both hip hop and dance music into a hybrid club hip hop sound that is redefining the genres. Samples is a member of the Denver Bass Squad, which is the essential crew that pushes the heavy bass-line scene in the Denver/Boulder area.
Samples first EP, Snowstorm was released on Daly City Records on April 2010, and his second EP was released on True Movement on July 2010. His full length album is due out in December 2010 on Made In Glitch records. Samples was also featured on An-Ten-Nae‘s Acid Crunk Vol. 2 compilation, released on Muti Music, Samples releases are available on Beatport, iTunes, Addictech, Amazon and other fine retailers. Other labels that Samples has released tracks on include Run Riot Records, Car Crash Set, Mambo Records, Global Vortex, Simplify and BomBeatz.
Since 2008, Samples has played hundreds of shows in the Denver/Boulder area, including sharing the stage with such notable acts as: Mimosa, Eliot Lipp, Ana-Sia, Lazer Sword, Dominic Lalli, L.A. Riots, Free The Robots, Megasoid, Savoy, GSP, Lorn, Pretty Lights, VibeSquad, Two Fresh, Pnuma Duo, Future Simple Project, BreakBeat Buddha/Propa Tingz, Random Rab, Samiyam, Lunice, DJ Spectre, Boombox, Eskmo/Welder, Big Gigantic, Hovatron, Jantsen, The Passage Project, and The Egg.
December 9, 2010
Takafumi, also known as Takcom™ is a Tokyo based independent motion director, designer and animator.
Currently focused on making experimental video art works and VJing/ live video performance.
He graduated from the art department of cinema at Nihon University in 2002 and since then, has been working for both commercial and artsitic projects, constantly challenging existent boundaries, through his collaborations with several cutting-edge musicians at cultural events and nightclub live performances.
By using the various techniques such as mixing pre-recorded sources and handmade (or keyframed) animations with generative materials, Tak is on a constant quest for the universal visual language, based on new ethics.
His works were highly praised by legendary experimental film maker Toshio Matsumoto while in college.
Now, they have been screened at international festivals, galleries and online publications around the world
including OneDotZero, Pictoplasma, Rojo-Nova, Portable FF,E.M.A.F., DOTMOV, Stash Magazine, Nowness, among others.