For Los Angeles bassline technician BARE, aka Sean Rodela, 2010 will be fondly remembered as the year his twisted face melting sickness exploded into a worldwide epidemic. Taking the dubstep scene by storm with his staggering studio output and electrifying live performances, there is no question BARE has clawed his way into the ranks of the bass music elite - and he's not going anywhere. If you don't know, time to get to know
The BARE sound is a product of deep roots in rock, west coast hip-hop… Show more (as part of the Vital Mindz collective) and aggressive drum 'n' bass (as past alias Reborn). These influences, combined with ultra crisp drum programming, slick melodies and mind altering bass modulation, spawn face melting dubstep anthems that practically rewind themselves. "I'd have to say that the love of making something from nothing inspires me to make music," BARE says. "There is no better feeling than when you see people go insane to something you created from scratch!"'BARE's first release, the ragga-influenced "Culture" on Terminal Dusk recordings last March, was charted by DJs worldwide via Chemical Records, and put BARE on the radar alongside other members of the already incendiary Los Angeles dub community. The second release, the Groupie Love Life EP on Reid Speed's Play Me imprint, held down multiple top 10 spots on Beatport's coveted download rankings for over a month, and showed the world the BARE sound was a force to be reckoned with. Soon after, BARE was recruited by drum and bass legend Dieselboy as one of a select few artists to represent his breakthrough Subhuman imprint (alongside Numbernin6, Muffler, and Smash Gordon), and from there the buzz grew into a deafeningroar. Releases on Ultragore, Basshead Music,Tuff Love Dubs and other high profile labels followed, and BARE tracks found their way onto the playlists of Excision, Funtcase, 12th Planet,Borgore, MRK1 and other high profile dubstep artists around theworld. Unofficial reworks of "Fine Day" and "Shot Me Down" released online spread like wildfire, amassing tens of thousands of plays/downloads and counting. BARE's studio output is astounding to even the most prolific producers his uncanny ability to crank out top quality tracks on an almost weekly basis leaves his fans with plenty to sink their teeth into.
The madness doesn't end there. A monster behind the decks, BARE's high energy, "all killer no filler" DJ performances have earned him a reputation as a tough act to follow. He's developed a particularly rabid fan base anyone who's experienced a BARE set (and lived to talk about it) will tell you he's a DJ who absolutely loves what he does. BARE is never afraid to engage his crowd he tends to be as active on the mic as he is on the decks, keeping the crowd locked and constantly coaxing them to go as mental as possibly. In addition to notable one-off gigs at some of the nation's most notable venues (Dub Nation, Dubtroit, Sub.Mission, Frequency, etc.), his explosive performances have earned him a spot on the Subhuman tour alongside
heavyweights Dieselboy and Smash Gordon - invading a city near you in 2011.
Sean has a genuine love for those that take an interest in his music. Members of his social networks are constantly treated to studio teasers, video clips, mixes and free tracks as a thank you for their support. In an unprecedented move, BARE also created an exclusive VIP remix and a run of T-shirts for the city that got the loudest on a recent mini-tour (congratulations Denver). "Mad, mad, MAD love to the fans," BARE says; "You guys make me what I am and I do what I do for you! Much more free stuff to come this year!"
BARE's dedication to bass music was recently rewarded with the title of "Best New Dubstep Artist of 2010" by Beatport. Knowledge Magazine recently described BARE as "revolutionizing the sound of dubstep with his elegant and melodic structures, that will surely fool you once his dirty down-south-like grimey basslines get your body moving with sheer excitement." Across the pond, the BARE sound recently caught the attention of Virus Syndicate DJ/producer MRK1 as a result, three BARE tracks (including the dancefloor annihilating "Like a G6" rework) were chosen to represent the VS crew in the BBC Radio One Dubstep Soundclash (leading the VS crew to declare themselves victorious). A release/remix on MRK1's Contagious imprint is one of many projects slated for the new year.
The momentum shows no sign of slowing in the months to come. A Subhuman tour (with Dieselboy, BARE, Smash Gordon) kicks off in early February, with dates already scheduled throughout the country. More releases & remixes are already in the pipeline for Subhuman (including an artist album and a massive collaborative release with the likes of Numbernin6, Muffler, and Mark Instinct to name a few), Buygore / Ultragore, and Play Me Records. BARE was recently commissioned for a brutal rework of metalcore band Asking Alexandria's "A Single Moment of Sincerity", which should see the light of day soon. A collaboration with Borgore is in the works, and BARE continues to refine his solo sound daily with constant studio time and an undying dedication to music. "Some serious producers and sounds are coming on a constant basis now, and I love every second of it! The future for dubstep looks super bright!" Keep your eyes and ears open - BARE is on the warpath for 2011, melting
faces in a city near you.
//Solar Cathedral Recordings//
One of Iowa's cornerstone techno promoters, producers, deejays & iconic inspirators responsible for exposing this music to that we all love to his own backyard with the force of a 50 ton bull dozer. For over 14 years Matt has been hosting & sharing stages & line ups with some of the world's most respected underground artists (Chris Liebing, Richie Hawtin, Grooverider, Claude Young, Christopher Lawrence, Tommie Sunshine, Stewart Walker, Drumcell, Kyle Geiger, DJ Misjah, Acid Circus, Mike Gervais, Dustin Zahn, DVS1, Frankie Bones, Dieselboy, Woody McBride, Derrick Carter, Donald Glaude, Terrence Parker & many more). He does so with the sole intent of fueling a passion for groove that he embraces with 100% conviction & dedication. Locally, he's at the forefront of a movement, leading with torch in hand Nationally, he takes to a bigger stage with the means to completely steal the show.
Over the course of his promoting career he's developed his own rendition of a DJ performance that has become unparalleled by his peers. His fierce presence behind a mixer has led to his domination of line ups while devastating the hundreds of dance floors he's met face to face. His malicious attempts to captivate crowds through technical & explosive mixing techniques have granted him the ability to engage even the most timid of audiences. A record collection of nearly 10,000 pieces of vinyl paints a detailed story about where he's been musically since the beginning of his pulsating addiction. Now armed with the capabilities of digital DJ'ing equipment & software he is able to take screaming crowds on a journey that is not limited to boundaries or restrictions. On the fly remixing, splicing, editing & looping allow his performances to possess an expanding capacity of erotic color & you can bet that you're going to experience a unique set built for the moment every time you see him play. This is and will continue to be the reason that he's earned the respect of various globetrotting talents while being invited all over the country to rock stages alongside some of the most hard hitting techno players on the planet.
As a producer, his initial debut was released on Chicago's Zuvuya Recordings with partner & good friend Mustafa Avdic leading to a spotlight on Music Man's 'I Love Techno 2007' compilation mixed by none other than the legendary Dave Clarke. A few years later Dustin Zahn featured his own rework of their 'Them Crocks' stormer on an Enemy Recordings remix EP released digitally as well as on vinyl. His original tracks & remixes have also been signed by Klientele & Giant Squid while as the head of his own Solar Cathedral Recordings digital imprint he's put out 19 releases featuring artists from all over the globe. His original tunes have been receiving plays & support from all corners of the world while being hammered in front of some of the most well versed techno aficionados on the floor. While DJ'ing is Matt's strong suit, he plans to accelerate his studio efforts in hopes of releasing more original music over the course of the upcoming years.
//DIrty Beatz Productions//
Electro House, Progressive House, & House
No Life is an ordinary life and no journey is ever the same. Whether you feel like $10,000 or$10. The vision Travis keeps in mind is to always take listeners on a journey to feel like $10,000. Travis developed his stage name based on the $10,000 bill which features the first Attorney General of the United States, S.P. Chase. One day Travis' dream of earning a $10,000 bill and framing it to hang on his wall will be achieved. At an early age, S.P. Chase has always been engaged in music. It wasn't until the electronic generation enabled him to master his craft without fully getting into production. For the better part of a decade, S.P. Chase has taken his incredible skills to manipulate his sound by dropping loops, a cappella and samples into his mixes to spice up his sets. His technical expertise has allowed him to edit music to create mixes that push the electronic boundaries. With these abilities, he has proven that he brings to the dance floor rapid-fire sets while reading each unique crowd!
S.P. Chase has been rockin' the scene by playing House, Electro House and Progressive House. He has been musically influenced by Richard Vission, Bad Boy Bill, Mixin Marc, Alex Peace and DJ Dan. S.P. Chase spends time sharing his love of music at events and passing out his DJ mixes to build his street credibility. Travis believes the secret of happiness is his drive to share music! This occurs from the moment listeners receive one of his mixes at an event all the way to his sets at large scale venues. S.P. Chase is always taking listeners on a journey through music! His music will always make people feel like $10,000!!! Ultimatelythe journey for listeners and his dream will be S.P. Chasing
(Obitykenobi & Elektrolyte) -Louisville KY -
//Disco Aliens // Space Muzik// JumbieArt
A side project that has been in the works for many years as formed by Chris Mindel and Tyrohn Brooks. The two have formed a unique middle ground to the genre's they normally perform with the Disco Aliens or in solo appearances. A blend of progressive beats and smooth melodies, combined with subtly complex drum beats gives off a vibe that is fitting for the podcast. The two usually just keep to the production end under this name, but have been known to do a few shows around the region, so if you see them in your area, it's a rare occurnce so don't miss out.
Nasty Nate has spent the last ten years honing his skills. Evolving in to one of the most meticulous and fun Djs on the underground music scene. Nasty Nate's style is characterized by driving electro arrangements with potent low-end baselines. Nasty employs an eclectic sonic volley at every show. Nasty continuously brings an assault of raging party rhythms that make for wild parties and exhausted dancers. While maintaining his passion for the underground music scene, Nasty Nate has successfully blown up his semi monthly showcase at Tres Hombres. DJing outside of major cities isn't always easy, with the exception of top-forty iPod Djing, which is easy all over. Like any subculture, DJing endures a lack of understanding and paucity of due credit. But Nasty Nate as uses his experience to fortify his resolveto take the risks and critiques attendant to subversive aesthetics, Nate explains "To work professionally, you have to mold your art sometime to fit the commercial venue, and up to a point you do have to do that. But on a bigger level, you must never change your artyou must have your own value system. If your value system is trying to please other people, I think you will fail. So now I am just trying to please myself. After all, I am my own biggest critic." To see footage of Nasty Nate DJing and answering questions for the Nightlife, check out http://www.CarbondaleRocks.com
**Kid With Gunns**
(Kid Liquid & Tommy Gunns)
Blindfire Ent // Fifty Foot Robots // CatalyticSouls
House // Breaks // D&B
Didn't your mama ever tell you not to play....? Kid Liquid, co-front man of Fifty Foot Robots Productions, and Tommy Gunns, muscle runner of Blindfire Productions, have joined forces to unleash a bass driven, audio assault on the urban underworld. Units combined, Virtually two decades behind the wheels of steel have given this collab the authority to control a dancefloor with ruthless command. Breakheads prepare for the sonic blast that Kid With Gunns is about to deliver!
SlantEd Sounds // B&W
Down tempo Dubstep
Kinkydisco // Fly
From exclusive affairs held at California's swankiest poolside lounges to the Midwest's notorious all-night warehouse parties to Miami Beach's massive 100,000+ person outdoor festivals to the deepest underground clubs of Tokyo, Japan, veteran jock Mister Mac (aka Scotty Mac) has been commanding the wheels of steel now for about two decades, spreading his highly infectious brand of multi-genre melding vibe that leaves devastated dancefloors both large and small chanting "One more! One more! One more!"
As a trusted favorite of the Midwest EDM scene, Mac is regularly called upon to take musical control of the night or to share the stage with many of the world's leading dance music talents. He was voted a two time winner and recently nominated for the 6th year in a row as Saint Louis' "Best DJ" in his homebase city's Riverfront Times as well as earning the coveted "Readers' Choice Award" for the same title. Mac now sets his sights on uncharted dancefloors to spread the sonic love to virgin ears as well as versed dance music aficionados alike.
His crates are deep and his seasoned knowledge of what engages and moves a crowd is even deeper. He's known for an ever-evolving, yet signature sound that's comprised of old school classics, new school bombs, all killer, no filler, plus healthy doses of groovin' percussion, smoked-out keys, organic vibes, quirky basslines, exotic rhythms and those unexpected left-turn rarities that come flying straight out of nowhere. Genre shmanraif it's hot and it feels right then it's in the mix. From the smooth and seductive to downright jumpin' n' bumpin', Mac expertly crafts the entire experience into a seamless, diverse, eclectic journey that's custom built for your mind, body and soul. Be sure to dress to get down and prepare to sweat because this is the good stuff baby!
Blindfire Ent // Wompin Wednesday's
Hip Hop/Electronic/Dub/Trip Hop
Baytron is a DJ/Emcee/Vocalist/Producer/HumanBeing out of Alton, IL representing for the St. Louis and Midwest underground music scene. Baytron's wide array of track selection and incomparable ear for music always keeps the crowd going crazy. Let us not forget his love and passion for hip hop and emceeing. With a mixtape to be released soon, Baytron is well on his way to a takeover...
Tech-head by day, trance hero by night, this unmasked crusader works hard to serve the city's greater good. His mission to keep vibes positive and dance floors filled has led him to be one of the area's favorite trance talents. Experienced in all environments, his sound can be found rocking the big dance floors or entertaining the small gatherings. His talent lies in his ability to let epic emotion and driving energy integrate freely through seamless mixes and crowd-connecting track selections. The St. Louis trance scene is in good hands with this hero always on the watch.
**Undertow w/ Guitar Solo by: Mohawk**
Blindfire Ent // Fifty Foot Robots // Nasty Rumor
Tech-House // Deep House
Blindfire Entertainment co-founder Undertow. Brandon Spraul or Undertow- has been hard at work in St. Louis and throughout the midwest bringing top notch shows to the STL area while at the same time gaining momentum and recognition as a bright spot in the future of midwest EDM both as a DJ where he has played alongside some of the biggest names in the industry as well as his current focus on production. A long-lasting love for the fluidity of dance music, and a belief that the music itself can save souls have influenced Undertows style in
many ways over the years at first he was captured by the high energy and excitement of all things electro and you can still hear that in his sets today but combined with other influences and experience Undertow's sound has become one of its own character and depth energetic yet intelligent tech house and all flavors of it.
Make sure to keep an eye out for original work bigger and better
events from Blindfire and take up Brandon's invitation to join him
as his music evolves and takes you to the next level and this week,
enjoy his exclusive Sunday Slackin' podcast mix enjoyable anyway you like but always when you need it most.
**David Field & Beau LeMaster**
Blindfire Ent // REVEX
//MidwestMassive// -Columbia, MO-
Kevin Mcgee's (Kevo) journey began around 2000 in Columbia, Mo, a regular in the "house" party scene. In late 2003 Midwest Massive Productions was formed and he took part in booking and promotion duties for several years.His passion for music and moving people on the dance floor soon gave way to switching gears from promotor to DJ. Always a keen on tracks that will keep the crowd moving and listening, Kevo's journey is far from over...
//Spacecamp// -Paducah, KY-
Haling from Paducah, KY, Justin "G.I.J" Flowers doesn't have a 2 page DJ bio letting you know every song that's changed his life or who he's had his name on a flyer with. What he does have is a gut-wrenching set of deep and dark music that will keep your booty shaking all night long. Expect nothing but killers and no fillers as he takes you on a journey through the darker side of technoland.
//Super Fun Network//
Tech-House // Deep House
St. Louis native TVOR has been crafting his blend of deep, minimal house and tech carefully to produce a unique atmosphere for the dancefloor. The effect is the production of a fun, thoughtful and creative sound every time he is behind the decks.
**At0m1x and The Vōkalist**
//Freed Up Production//
Both with years classical music education, Cory Lewis and Gerard Zachritz began producing and performing EDM together in November of 2010. Through the help of hard work and many helpful new faces, they quickly grew to a recognizable status in the regional scene. Their original tracks have heavy theoretical and melodic tendencies and continue to develop into new and innovative ideas with every project. When on stage, FreeDUp Productions BLOWS IT UP EVERYWHERE THEY GO! From opening spots for Sir Kutz, Akira Kiteshi, Liquid Stranger, Designer Drugs, and soon Bare, to the various clubs and festivals around the midwest, At0m1x and The Vōkalist are always making sure they play diverse and exciting mixes that everyone can get down to!!! JUST NEED YOU READY TO RAGE! Check out some original mixes, sets, and mashups at At0m1x and The Vōkalist on SoundCloud:
//Moar Dubstep // Filth.FM//
FuBiGeMo was born in St. Louis in 1987 and has always had a keen interest in music. In his younger days he grew up listening to hip hop and trap music and a lot of reggae, after being introduced to EDM in 2003, he soon forgot about mainstream music, and started following all types of EDM, until he found dubstep. Ever since the day he has first heard Skream, its been an addiction for him! He began his journey playing at local St. Louis parties and soon found himself getting gigs in the midwest and making special appearances on BassFaceRadio.com and Electrolouis.com. FuBiGeMo developed his vast knowledge of dubstep by working in his own basement along the sides of fellow DJ's and listening to A LOT of dubstep radio stations from the UK. After meeting Controlled Kaos, he was introduced to Sashwat Singh, owner of Dank N' Dirty Dubz. Shortly after he fell in love with mixing and production and ordered some controllers right away to learn the ropes! He has shared decks with dubstep sensations Heezy, Brothers in Arms, Bommer, Nightzel, Spriteman, E-Phil, Scarewolf and Controlled Kaos. FuBiGeMo has many influences ranging from Benton, Requake, Thelem, Skream, Benga, ENiGMA Dubz, Controlled Kaos, Disonata, Distance, Cyrus, Flexa, Tunnidge, Razor Rekta and last but not least, his favorite, the one and only Badklaat! This DJ has nothing but raw, pure, self-taught talent that will blow any crowd away with the unknown gems in this bag! Expect only to hear true four deck mixing of UK dubz from this DJ!
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