September 29, 2013
What a night! One of the dons of Drum n Bass, Photek hits San Diego and delivered… hard. Per request by the SD Union crew, a special all D&B set that kept the crowd going till the lights went on. Everyone was on point, I’m going to guess this was one of Ridda’s best birthdays ever. Big up SD Union!
Special thanks to Eric Yo and MC Ridda for letting us be a part of the event, and to Ed Deezy for the sick photos.
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June 20, 2012
December 28, 2011
We have lot’s of surprises for this one, including top of the line Sound System, huge visuals on both rooms, contests, Dataset giveaways and lots more!
Get your presale tickets for this event, Here
On top of getting together 2 of our Sponsored Artists to celebrate the start of 2012, we have a huge lineup of some of the best producers in SD, most of them featured on our Free Compilation featured on Big Up Magazine.
Full Lineup includes:
The Omega Squad
December 5, 2011
The Madero Group and Submnl Sound System present UPTOWN OCEAN BEATS at The Ruby Room featuring ill Gates, R/D, DJ Pound, RORIC, CRMNL & AUSTIN SPEED
DJS AND PRODUCERS: Ill.Gates will be holding an ill.Methodology workshop prior to the show at Ruby Room from 5pm to 9pm.
For more information click here
Toronto-born San Francisco-based producer, performer and educator ill Gates has had a long and lavish career in music. DJing since his earliest teenaged years, .Gates has established a global fan base and enjoys an increasing reputation as dynamic, definitive and decisive EDM artist. ill.Gates is rising steadily up the ranks through his many collaborate releases with such industry heavyweights as Datsik, Bassnectar, Ana Sia, Opiuo, T.O.B., Vibesquad, Mimosa and more.
Touring regularly across the globe, monumental ill.Gates sets at signal festivals like Burning Man, Shambhala and WEMF are memorable experiences and favourite events among fans and DJs alike.
R/D is is the musical creation of R.D. White, an LA-based electronic music producer and performer. Known for mixing crushing breaks with swirling indie rock melodies, R/D is part of a new generation of producers melding electro-hop and indie rock.
In addition to producing, R/D performs dynamic live sets as a musician, playing keyboards and controllers in real time to create the epic melodies, sweeping builds, catchy hooks, and massive drops that define his sound.
Also on the bill, a strong local support by:
DJ POUND (Kill Quanti)
RORIC (San Diego/Roric.net)
AUSTIN SPEED (Sublmnl Sound System)
CRMNL (Sublmnl Sound System)
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November 2, 2011
Dãm Funk & MASTER BLAZTER
Known as Los Angeles’ “Ambassador of Boogie Funk,” Dam-Funk represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere. Headquartered in the Leimert Park section of L.A., Dãm (pronounced: ‘Dame’ as in Damon) spent the last few years cultivating a musical renaissance rooted in the early-’80s styles known as Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk.
The next phase of the Ambassador’s mission is his debut album Toeachizown: continuing the classic West Coast tradition into today’s scene with Dãm’s own original “Modern-Funk” compositions. By plugging in his arsenal of vintage synths and drum machines, Dãm channels the galactic harmonies of his inspiration into his own brand of new boogie.
Who’s live performances are akin to watching a sorcerer conjure spirits from the deep. He pulls tones like artifacts from an astral trail that ebbs and flows with fresh discoveries. Along the way Matthewdavid collects exotic sound figures: spiraling amethyst cones and wild flowering buds. He treats each found sound like a bright fiber to be weaved into new waveforms. Outmind pulsates with this sense of constant discovery. It is a mosaic sparkling with mystic, radiant matter.
Featured on our upcoming compilation Future Sounds of San Diego , Illuminauts is in our opinion one of the music projects to watch, their original sounds are performed live, which makes for an incredible experience to enjoy right then an there, so make sure you get there early if you have never seen these guys before. The video above is a fragment of their live act.
Recently highlighted on our featured mix section , Turbo represents half of the ¡GEMATRIA! Records. and also serves as resident selector at San Diego’s longest running dub club weekly, the 8 years strong Dub Dynamite (Monday nights at The Office Bar) alongside Tribe of Kings
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September 26, 2011
July 7, 2011
On friday July 15th, Elk Beats will be launching their first and long awaited Elk’s Lodge featuring SNF (San Francisco), operator of one of the best radio shows we have tuned into – Stepping Into Tomorrow, and a graduate student at UCSF studying Biophysics.
SNF is a master of his craft, programming intricate blends and consciously directing his mixes into real time experiences – it will not be hard to lose your ego and move to this man’s beats. He will be playing an exclusive deejay set, both on vinyl, and unreleased digital dubs from some of the most respected international labels including Hyperdub and Hotflush.
Bringing the local flavors to the table will be Puppy Kicker and Ubiquitous. They got wind of SNF’s more house/uk funky stylings, and will be playing sexy beats to warm up the club for the main selector. Rumor has it that Ubiquitous will be rocking a funky tech house set
There is no word from Elk Beats founders, EshOne & Misk, as to whether we can expect some sounds from them, but judging by the recent activity from these two, one would expect Elk to take the controls at some point in the night and let forth the beat stampede.
June 13, 2011
Coming up this Saturday June 18 2011, Dataset artist Ben Samples will be performing in sunny San Diego at the Arterra Pool @ Marriott Del Mar. Courtesy of Ocean Beats who keeps out growing venues with every event they put together.
For more info, please visit the official event page on facebook
Check the video below for a taste of what Samples does to the crowd with the help of his arsenal of tunes, including some crunked up remixes.
and in case you wanted that Justice Remix, Samples is playing on the video above, you can listen (& download) for free below
June 3, 2011
This Saturday June 4th, we get ready for a new installment of the legendary Brokenbeat Night featuring:
NO THING of Babylon System / Argon
Subway/ Six6Six/ 10bag/ Renegade
Sublmnl Sound System
DR. NICKELS and ID
BrokenBeat/ TidePool Music
Vizual Suspects/ Fam Royal
Brokenbeat/ Modul8/ Dataset
March 31, 2011
Moving effortlessly through styles from drum and bass to dubstep, Breakage has proved himself to be one of the most versatile operators in either scene to date. His recent widely acclaimed “Foundation” album featuring David Rodigan, Newham Generals, Roots Manuva and even Burial, has left us all ‘speechless’, but Breakage can’t stop and his new album is already mastering his takeover plan with an upcoming album. Can we just say “HARD”?
About two years ago, this Japan’s prodigy made his first American appearance at our second issue release show, and spread his own take on the Deep Medi sound far and deep. We’re utterly excited to have him return to San Francisco before taking on his first Coachella set.
Read interview with Goth-Trad in the third issue of Big Up.
Documentary reviewed in UK’s Guardian and named “one of the best documentaries made about the full spectrum of dubstep” by kode9 is a feature length film that offers an unparalleled insight into the subterranean world of Dubstep. Skream, Benga, Kode9, Mary Anne Hobbs, DMZ and many more featured in the film and “far from merely being more evidence of our accelerated culture, Bassweight could mark an important shift in how breaking – music scenes are presented. It’s time to give music fans a chance to look forward, not back, at the scenes they love.” Movie screening starts at 9 PM.
San Diego’s dub plate specialist, EshOne is one of the dinosaurs still cutting dubs, and still in denial about whomp, wonk, bro, and anything purple (almost anything). He definitely ain’t half-stepping and spreading the movement via his blog sdddubstep.com and San Diego’s club night Dead//Technology.
You have definitely seen Dials run around with his head cut off booking the most exciting music shows in San Francisco, via Change The Beat and 103 Harriet, including Low End Theory SF. Now it’s time for him to relax and play a chill solo dj set.