Genius of Fun, First Avenue and City Pages present BASSGASM 6
5 Stage Super-Event / Sound Of The DJ Underground
The Wall Of Bass Sound System
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Like an unstoppable comet fueled by glowstick fluid, Bassgasm 6 is sprinting through time and will be here soon on March 23. Since the inaugural event in February 2010, this is the sixth installment of the rave-in-a-club evening at First Avenue, and our own Midwest techno legend ESP Woody McBride is at the helm. As we have the last five parties, City Pages is sponsoring the giant neon gala and we're happy to announce the lineup now. Once again it merges electronic artists from varied points of dance music history, but this time gives a bigger nod to those who McBride thinks are making waves today.
Anyone old enough to have gone to parties in 2000 remembers Detroit Grand Pubahs, or at least the song that made the two weirdos behind the moniker club-famous. "Sandwiches" was the peak-time dance hit that took rather minimal house music and married it with ghetto tech and lyrics that would sound a lot more sleazy had it not been sung in a miniature voice: "You can be the bun / And I can be the burger, girl / Out here on the dancefloor / We can make sandwiches..."
Rounding out the nostalgia factor is a collective of house DJs that, once upon a time, were the most influential in the local house scene. For a decent stretch of the '90s and '00s, the Minneapolis Soul Music Collective ran 'tings upstairs at First Avenue with Beatopia and injected feel-good vibes to all within earshot of the 'tables. We can't recall the last time Dave Drone, Monte Hilleman, Bryan Gerrard and Alex Jarvis all played together at a gig, so this one will be particularly special -- especially when you add Jezus Juice to the mix. Young ravers won't recall this, but before Soviet Panda commanded things on Saturdays with Too Much Love, Juice preceded him with his long-running System 33 dance nights that were always a blast.
And now to the new(er) school. Dubstep gets its floor play with DJ Minnesota (who is from here but doesn't live here) and TC Dubstep's Profesher Billy Blacklight. Close kin to the genre, Bass music is represented with Tipper, who McBride champions as a pioneer and a guy who aided in building one of the largest car stereos ever (two cars acted as the right and left speaker respectively). All things considered, the dude is sure to blow away the dancefloor. [Jen Boyles, City Pages]
Dave Tipper is a British composer and producer specializing in electronic music that ranges from Ambient, through Trip Hop, to uptempo Nuskool Breakbeat. His live performances consist largely of his own unreleased compositions, and he is highly regarded for scratching his own sounds over his music, creating a live element of turntablism stemming from prowess early in his career as a vinyl DJ.
Christian Bauhofer at first glance comes off as the unassuming dude yawning next to you in class, a kind of lumberjack-nerd fusion in his glasses and scruffy facial hair. However, wait until the sun goes down and add a couple drinks and a whole lot of bass — and quiet, smiley Christian assumes his party-crushing alter-ego: Minnesota. “My goal is to make bass-heavy dubstep/glitch-hop music that'll get you dancing, but is not the same old, three-note transformer-step ... I try to focus more on the melodic side of dubstep, and hopefully, make quality songwriting a more relevant factor in the genre.” Bauhofer says.
In the past two years his producing has taken off, with both originals and remixes gaining great popularity on sites like Soundcloud.com. In Minnesota productions, big influences show through from songwriters Bauhofer looks up to — artists such as Mimosa, Martyparty, and Modeselektor. His first EP Panda Snatching Tycoon was released to great acclaim in January 2011 on Tycho Records, featuring three original tracks: “Push It,” “Purple Daze,” and “Twisted.”
Minnesota tracks are heard in dubstep/glitch sets all over the world, including those from DJs Reid Speed, Marty Party, Blackheart, and Rastatronics, to name a few. His latest and greatest remix of “California Dreamin’” by the Mamas & the Papas has been getting tons of play — most notably by dubstep trailblazer Bassnectar a.k.a. Lorin Ashton, on his current U.S. tour. “Quickly becoming a staple in my sets,” Ashton said about Minneosta track “Push It,” “Perfect for when I need a track that is epic and churning but also melodically hype."
One of the best things about Bauhofer is his incredible diversity in both his production and DJ sets. Any promoter can be assured that a bill featuring the name Minnesota on it will be pleasing to any crowd. He has opened for a wide range of acts, from Flying Lotus to Ghostland Observatory, Rusko to Benny Benassi, RJD2 to Excision, and many more. The future looks bright for Bauhofer, so much so that he is taking a break from UC Santa Cruz this spring to focus strictly on music. With multiple EPs coming out on MalLabel and Simplify records in the next few months, this might be Bauhofer’s smartest move yet.
Originally founded by Mack Goudy Jr. (Paris The Black Fu) and Andy Toth (Dr. Toefinger) in Detroit back in 1998 today’s Detroit Grand Pubahs consist of Paris, his alter egos and the Mysterious Mr O: butcher extraordinaire. The Pubahs are no novelty act. There is method to the madness and bass in the badness. Its just that something went awry in the funk lab and Paris The Black Fu just hasn’t been feeling himselves ever since. It’s all about personality (well split personalities) and a mission to put the fun(k) back into techno. For many the realm of a faceless façade, Paris sets out to engage the crowd and bring the party. And that’s what it was all about in the first place, wasn’t it?
The teaming of Mack Goudy Jr. (aka Paris the Black Fu aka the Schizophrenic Brainchild of Funkno aka Dr. Bootygrabber) & The Mysterious Mr O was a natural disaster waiting to happen. Miraculously, the personalities of these two tweaked characters seemed to compliment each other perfectly and instantly bonded them together. The original Pubahs started out on Brian Gillespie’s tiny indie ‘Throw’ label, releasing the underground club hit ‘Sandwiches’. When a Jive Electro A&R man, dutifully out buying records at a local strip club, heard it he immediately knew he had something special and prepared to unleash it on the world. Since then, they've scored a pop hit in a number of countries and an underground classic worldwide. They’ve also taken their live show to another level, with Paris donning multiple costumes and personalities and encouraging the crowd to participate in the funk.
At some point during the lab stage process of Dr. Bootygrabber’s ass transplant the Mysterious Mr. O’s talents with a meat cleaver came into their own and the Pubahs become two again. Adding more steel (and of course dashing looks) to the Pubahs roadshow this non-stop techno/electro act has been all around the world and back taking their electronic lo-fi funk into clubs and large festivals alike. Move your ass and your mind will follow. The Pubahs now also run their own label, Det.Ele.Funk (or to give it its full title ‘Detroit Electronic Funk’) and Paris has been with guest vocals for Steve Bug, The Advent, Marc Romboy, Samuel L Session, Deetron, to name a few.
Party man extrordinaire from Dusseldor, Germany, DJ Man at Arms has single handedly sustained and resussitated the underground acid techno scene in Germany over the past decade. An amazing promoter, DJ and producer is ready to show the Twin Cities how to party.
Alex P. Jaeger (Gelsenkirchen, Germany): DJ since 1992, promoter and mastermind of the legendary ACID WARS Events since 1998. His style is unique: Techno Metal! A fusion between tweekin' Acid, bangin' Techno and groovy Electro-Grooves. Since over 15 years on the road to kick ass on the dancefloors. He is one of the hottest german techno-djs of the “young and wild ones”. In 1998 he founded the legenday Acid Wars Events-Series, which is now happening in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium. His own Recordlabel Acid Tracks (since 2001) realeased over 30 Releases from Acid Junkies, Rob Acid or his Partner in Crime: Sorgenkint. The last 3 years where like a rush for DJ Man at Arms: Gigs on the Mainstages at Mayday, Nature One, Q-Base or Hemelrave plus a 3 US-Tours and and gigs in Belgium and the Netherlands. Are you ready for a special night with the Acid Killer?
Profresher AKA Billy Blacklight according to some is responsible for 'crunk-flavored beats' and 'neo-g-funk' basslines that set a bold stage for the crisp synth lines that cruise on top. Listening to the album from beginning to end is like playing the PS1 Gran Turismo in a subwoofer-laden submarine while sippin' on some 'tussin. There's a late-90s throwback vibe throughout, as well as enough bass to make even the skinniest booty clap 'til dawn.
Born and raised in Northern California, G.A.M.M.A. (AKA The Predator) burst onto the techno scene in 1997. Listening to many different styles of underground techno at a young age has made G.A.M.M.A.’s own musical style diverse, hypnotizing, and addictive. Spinning a continuous and flawless mix of acid techno, breaks and house, has brought G.A.M.M.A. worldwide notoriety. Helping form the Stilldream Collective and joining Techno Truth, proves G.A.M.M.A. is not just another DJ. These 2 companies have thrown numerous parties/massives, as well as introduced California ears to the unrelenting techno sounds of Chris Liberator, Aaron Liberator, Julian Liberator, and Dustin Zahn. With a strong dedication to quality, these companies are bringing innovative techno to everyone. .
Respected and revered by all, G.A.M.M.A. has had the privilege to spin alongside such legends as John Selway, Dj Dan, Misstress Barbara, Claude Von Stroke, Woody McBride, Donald Glaude, and D.A.V.E. The Drummer, to name a few. With well over 300 parties/events to his name, (including Burning Man 03/04/05/06, Harmogeddon 2000, Stay Up Forever, as well as numerous residencies in California and Nevada) G.A.M.M.A. still makes each night seem like the first. His enthusiastic spirit and passion show in every performance. "Techno is music in its truest form, it is classy, deep, and intelligent and I see some of the most ground breaking productions and new ideas in that genre of music. I’m going to keep pushing the sound". That’s G.A.M.M.A. . . . pushing the sound, leading the way, and leaving an indelible mark on a musical landscape called techno.
Playing energetic tracks that provide freedom to explore the diversity of electronic music. As a focused set, these layers of minimal tribal and house tracks are driven by simple synth and bass undertones. When integrated with popular and environmentally appropriate hits, the effect is colourful to say the least.
David Drone is co-owner of Celebrity Records and is one-half of the production team “the DeeGees”. He was born in Minneapolis and still makes it his home. Since the late 70’s, David has always been into music. His passion started when he would go down to the local record store and buy a few 45’s with his allowance and play “radio DJ” for his friends. Since then, his record collection has grown to over 15,000 records strong ranging from Disco to Rock to House to Jazz. If it was a good record, he wanted it, regardless of the style.
In 1989, David started his real Dj career by playing at underground house parties and clubs. Since then, he has played all over the US and got his first chance to play overseas in 2001 at the famous Love Parade as part of a 10 day European tour. He has held several residencies around Minneapolis, including being the warm up DJ at Paisley Park for Prince and opening for David Bowie on his 1996 tour. By 1996, David was fed up with there being no dance music store in Minneapolis, so he took it upon himself to open up the first all vinyl dance store in town, Bassment Records. For the past 6 years, he has manned the store 6 days a week. Moving slowly into production, David has had several releases on his own, and teaming up with Bryan Gerrard as the DeeGees, as well as being part of Mindphaseone and legendary Minneapolis techno group AutoKinetic.
DJ Dean Vaccaro has been a fixture on the Minneapolis nightclub scene for nearly 24 years, keeping many of the city's highest-profile dancefloors full and on the leading edge of club tastes. From his memorable start at the original Graffitti's/Schiek's in 1984, to his residency at the Pacific Club, to his treasured stint at the almost legendary Rogue as head DJ, Dean has held court at literally every major venue in Minneapolis and developed a loyal following for his diverse repetoires of deep house, '80s underground, real disco and more recently, lounge exotica (at the swank Club Velvet as his alter-ego, King Kini). Dean was honored in 1999 with a Minnesota Music Award nomination for "Best Club DJ" and was bestowed a 'star' in 2000 on First Avenue's esteemed wall of fame. In 2001, Dean co-founded the improvisational house music collective, Tambuca with fellow 'Musicos y DJs' and can currently be heard spinning in various twin cities nightspots including the renowned First Avenue, Bar Lurcat, King and I Thai, Anemoni Sushi Bar, Caterpillar Lounge and others.
Credited with starting the underground techno scene in the Twin Cities, ESP is 4 million miles deep on his Delta Airlines frequent flyer miles. Producer, Promoter, DJ and Party Planer - Woody McBride does everything from the heart.
ESP is ranked conistently among the top American International DJs, his mastery of techno, acid and minimal production continues to evolve at light speed, his live PA performance at the legendary Mayday Festival Germany was spectacular, he re-launched his foundational American record label Communiqué Records on vinyl worldwide and digitally as a featured artist via Beatport.com, he is booked weekly around the planet and does a pioneering and futuristic dance mix show and CD for America's premier alt-public radio station - 89.3 FM The Current broadcast from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota in the United States.
Bungalow's DJ Verb X has been spinning music for more than a decade on the local scene and has won recognition from City Pages and other local publications. A Minnesota Music Award nominee, Verb X specializes in hip hop, reggae and R&B, but his technique is inspired from many different genres and styles and his sets feature old school, new school and burning hot reggae mixes. A pillar of the hip hop community, Verb X has long been a staple in the First Avenue Record Room (formerly VIP room).
Representin' Minneapolis, MN, DJ Blaze One is currently spinnin' and scratchin' on par with the greats of the industry. On top of his scratchin' skillz, DJ Blaze One is constantly producing original beats for the Twin Cities' most promising up and coming artists. DJ Blaze One's second home is the studio, where he spends the majority of his time perfecting his craft. Constantly on the lookout for unique music to satisfy his current fans and enlighten new ones, you can always be sure to experience the very hottest shit courtesy of DJ Blaze One.
Raul Rodriguez, best known as Zarbeat, was born and raised in one of the biggest cities in the – world Mexico City. At a very young age, he recalls being exposed to musical artists such as Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream among many other artists he learned about from his father and uncle. As an inquisitive young niño, he was always curious and analyzed how the music came together, and most importantly, tried to figure out how it was made. It wasn’t until the age of 12 when Raul experienced his first clandestine electronic music event; after that he knew he had to contribute to music one way or another.
Zarbeat started by investing in his first set of belt driven turntables and a mixer. Eventually he started purchasing records…and soon enough started playing all around the city. Looking for a more progressive evolution, Raul ventured off to Chicago at the age of 18 where eventually started to play for a few crews on a monthly basis. After pushing his limits as a Dj using 3 to 4 turntables, fx, and samplers, he took a break to learn how to compose and arrange his own music. His passion for music and thirst for innovation drove him to take risks. The only approach to learn was going to be by experimentation. After an extensive search and unending practice, Rodriguez produced his first self accomplished track! His next milestone would be to master the art of a “Live Performance”. His goals included incorporating synths, OSC, iPads, midi controllers, pedals, and drum machines. Zarbeat’s music is constantly morphing and shaping into unique forms and original styles of dance floor adaptation. Techno is the main direction; his live performances are full of energy and experimentation. Along with improvisation, Zarbeat strives to connect with partygoers from start to finish.
A DJ for over 17 years, Sydeburnz has seen it all. From house parties and Hip-Hop clubs in Omaha to the very depths of the underground scene across the midwest and beyond. Later, coming straight from the land of OZ (Kansas), he began his career in the rave scene pioneering the UK sound in the Midwest. Combining elements of UK Hard House, NrG, UK Tech, Acid Trance and Italian Techno, he left the crowd exhausted, but wanting more. With articulate mixes, spontaneous track selection and skillful use of the Pioneer effects box; he truly carved out a niche and created his own unique style.
Over the years, his hunger for experiencing new things and his curiosity for new sounds has brought him to where he is today. With the addition of Stantons Final Scratch, he has been able to experiment with other styles of electronic music and can now be heard playing his special blend of Minimal Techno, Glitchy House and Electro. There is also a bit of down-tempo in his arsenal, so he can almost always play a style to suit the timeslot. "Sure, I could play just about anything, but the Minimal Hotness is where it's at. It's deep, wet and sexy - and it's fresh!"
Jesse's love affair with house and techno began in the mid 1990's where he began promoting events and DJ'ing in Minneapolis. Most recently though, he was a founding member and resident DJ at Black, Minneapolis' longest running underground house and techno weekly. Held in the Record Room at the legendary First Avenue night club for 5 years, Black was the outlet for forward thinking underground house and techno in the city. Put on by a collective of different promoters over the years, Black was a fixture every Saturday night, giving it's attendees an opportunity to experience world class acts up close and personal in an intimate setting.
Those 5 years played a pivotal role in his development as both a DJ and producer. Having a regular DJ gig for the first time, Jesse was able to perfect the art of the warm up set. Where other DJ's start off the night running, Jesse learned to slow things down, set the mood and slowly craft a vibe and build the tension before the featured guest would take the controls. While the opening sets taught him to dig deep musically, it was his closing sets where he was able to really let things fly and learned to command a dance floor. Heavy, intense, stripped down house and techno, those peak time sets would also play an influential role in his development as a producer. Using his sets and the system at Black as a test lab, Jesse would make music strictly for these performances, and over time sessions helped to evolve and define his sound. Jesse made his production debut with a 12" release on Jonas Kopp's Traut Muzik imprint late in 2012 which received heavy support from some of the biggest names in techno. With more original productions set to be released on a variety of labels in 2013, it's shaping up to quite a year.
Originally from New Orleans, Aaron Hart aka Aaron Bliss has been actively promoting, DJing and performing live PA’s since his move to the Midwest in 1995. His move to the Midwest came after a brief but intense 2 plus-year induction period to the underground techno sound via the New York City Rave Scene from 93-95, which landed Aaron smack dab in the middle of a dance music epoch that changed his life forever.
The constant exposure to the emerging house phenomenon at major clubs/events such as Living Room, Smack, Nasa, and Bliss (which he later jacked for his DJ alter ego) shaped his formative years and started him on his journey to find his own sound. Although his early influences range from hip-hop, industrial, rave, house, and techno, Aaron’s sound today explores the deep, jazzy, and funky side of Techno and House. He is currently a member/founder of Particle People Mpls promotions group with his good friend Jesse Jakob (which also performs live together as Jack Complex) and has a residency at Minneapolis’ famed First Ave night club hosting the BLACK series of events since 2007.
DJ WERK is a professional club and mobile DJ with over 15 years of international experience. Rising from the Chicago Underground House Music scene in the late 80's, DJ WERK further honed his craft while DJing the Military Club Circuit in Europe. There he played at the hottest clubs and venues in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Paris and other major European cities. His expertise in playing music for diverse groups will insure that everyone at your event will have a great musical experience. Today the master has shifted his focus towards music production and his blossoming mobile DJ service. Using state-of-the-art electronic equipment and cutting-edge technology, DJ WERK provides entertainment unsurpassed.
K-Drive is a driven DJ, and is one DJ that is taking the Midwest by storm. Each performance for K-Drive, he whips the crowd into a complete frenzy with a his high energy presence. It doesn't matter if he plays Tech House, Progressive House, Electro House or banging Dirty Dutch House, K-Drive always delivers. This DJ is a master of quick mixing and dirty bass lines that keep the crowd hyped up. His first big event was one DJ of the 18 DJ tag team opening set for ATB's first time in MN (2008). Since 2010, the Dirty Dutch DJ has been DJing monthly at different venues across the Midwest, including; Barfly (MN), Envy (MN), the Lounge (MN), Epic (MN), Heat (WI), Lush (MN), Great Asian (MN), Miramar Theatre (WI), and more. This has led him to play with some of industry’s top DJs such as, ATB, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, Sander van Doorn, Dieselboy, Datsik, Figure, Calverton, Downlink, and EOTO. Keep an eye and ear out for K-Drive as he continues to take his DJs skills to a new level.
If you personally know Carlos Hernandez then you’ll know where most of his time is spent. Locked down in his studio into the wee hours in the morning behind the keys, he’s constantly pumping out tunes that keep party’s where they’re meant to be, on the dance floor. Having made a crossover from hip hop in 2010, you wouldn’t think he’s just getting started in EDM. Having started with a dream fueled by perseverance, determination and passion for music, he’s endlessly proving that with hard work and faith, anything’s possible. Having a slim musical background besides attending Mcnally Smith Music College, his sound is quickly maturing and placing him on the rise.
Naturally gifted with a keen sense of quality sound selection, he carefully crafts his work starting with either groovy percussion tracks, or catchy melodies, pairing them with unique drums and heavy throbbing bass lines. For Carlos music has always been his main form of expression. From his early roots in hip hop to minimal techno, his passage from one genre to the next has helped him develop a unique style that is so original, we couldn’t tell you where his futures placing him. He’s inspired by the sounds of artists such as Format B, Daniel Sanchez, Tom Flynn and Joseph Capriati. Tracks ranging anywhere from deep house to minimal, he has a wide range of style and play. While constantly working on perfecting his sound, he enjoys taking time off the studio to record his dance all night energy packed sets. He’s currently looking forward to playing at events in Minneapolis and Honduras.
On the decks for over a decade, Modest has been destroying dance floors in Minneapolis and across the nation. A metal head at heart, Modest was immediately drawn to the aggressive genre of Drum n Bass/ Jungle. His fast paced energetic style is always a crowd pleaser. Playing a wide variety of DnB from producers ranging from High Contrast and Danny Byrd to Evol Intent and Spor. You can catch him in the First Ave. Record Room every other Wednesday as a part of Konkrete Jungle Minneapolis and on the MINNEmassive radio show on SubAssassins.com (Every Monday @ 6pm CST) Modest also isn't afraid to add some Dub Step in the mix, but wants you to know " I'm a Junglist!!! Don't try to change my plan!! Understand??" If you love Drum and Bass he is NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
Jeff Hunter was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota and while in high school, Jeff heard his first 'techno' song. It was 'James Brown is Dead' by L.A. Style. This was to be the beginning of his transformation into what we call a 'techno-head'. The second catalyst of this transformation came about when Jeff journeyed to Duluth, Minnesota to attend college. While at college he had the opportunity to get a time slot on KUMD public radio. He hooked up with dj Diene and they became 'The Harmonic Sideshow'. This is where Jeff Hunter learned the sacred art of beat matching.
The third and final key to Jeff's transformation happened in the summer of 1998. He and some friends went to Milwaukee for a party. When Jeff got there he realized that this wasn't just a party, it was a rave. Proceed 98', outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a recreation center was where Jeff's transformation into a techno-head became complete. Jeff has been back in the Twin Cities for quite a while now and he's been one of the driving forces behind the increasing popularity of breakbeat music in Minnesota and the surrounding states. His style is comprised mostly of various breakbeat sounds, including Funky, Acid, Progressive, and Nu-Skool Breaks.
DJ Econ aka Brian Noce was first introduced to electronic music in 1992. Influenced by his host brothers and sisters from all over the world. He has been djing for over a decade. Econ's style of music has varied over the years. Everything under the sun has been passed through the finger tips of this versatile DJ. From trance, breaks, hip hop, dnb, but currently its HOUSE. Depending on what mood you catch Econ at, that will decide the type of HOUSE that will be played. More recently being turned on to bigger bass lines and bigger breaks. Its great to see all the different styles that come together.
Has shared the stage with many national and global Dj's such as Monk from Rabbit In the Moon, Baby Anne the bass Queen, Carlos Mendoza, Bad Boy Bill, Ak1200, DJ Esp aka Woody Mcbride, Tommie Sunshine, Terry Mullan, Keith Mackenzie, M.I.K.E. Push, Dj Rap, Splatinum, and Midwest Dj's J Matthews, Chrystal Mann, Hotdish, Sovereign Sect, Jordash, Guy Jean, AV just to name a few.
Econ broke into the Orlando scene in 1996. Enjoying the sounds that was coming out of the speakers. Clubs such as Firestone, Fluid, Cyberzone, The Edge, Club Impact and Sol Rays. Influenced by the unforgettable sounds that these legendary clubs were producing. Econ decided that he wanted to experience the thrill of controlling thousands of dancers at the same time. Practice and persistence paid off for this versatile Dj. Now residing in Fargo, ND. Econ is bringing his southern flair to the mean streets of the Midwest. There will and have been many parties to come to the Midwest from D E P (DJ Econ Productions).
Lady Sparxx has been in the Minneapolis EDM scene for over 10 years. She touched a turntable at a house party that changed her life and DJing has become her passion ever since. Good friends started calling her Sparxx around 2001, and it stuck. DJ Fresco added the Lady a couple of years later. She has DJ’d at raves, clubs and everywhere in between. Her heart belongs to house music, yet her ability to rock the decks in any genre has well been established. From happy hardcore to dubstep, she has proven herself to be one diverse DJ. Her stage presence is one not to be matched; to see her DJ is a unique experience. In the fall of 2009, she met AT8 and Drewbinski and soon after became a member of the Savage Beats family. She currently plays Electro House and DubStep, and her tracks always have one word to describe them: SEXY.
Born and raised in Uptown Chicago of Puerto Rican decent. 1990 was when it all started for me. Did a few bassment gigs here and there but not until the mid 90's is when the party scene really got big for me. Dj teams & Dance crews was the big thing back then. Northside, Southside, Westside & Eastside!! House Music was alive everwhere you went in the Chi...
1999 was when we decided to stream to the world the love of Chicago House music. The response was phenomenal. Chicago House Rocks was the name of our site and the hits were coming in like a boxing match. A few years into Internet radio, a small dispute about our name CHR became an issue with leading the team no choice but to change the name. But it wasn't long before we rose from the drama and continued on as a team as www.themovement.fm. I've always enjoyed being a Dj. I've played many gigs thruout the years, many different genres of music: House, Hard House, Techno, Trance, Progressive, Dubstep, Electro, Dutch, Drum&bass, etc. Many of you have heard of me, many of you have not. My time is not over yet. I'm just getting started!
Aaron Brooks, also known as Aaron 'Jackin' Joseph, has been beat matching in one way or another since he was 12 years old. Originally from Chicago, he has been inspiring late-night hand-holding in Minneapolis for the past two years. Sharing turntables with modern-day rock stars such as Onur Ozer & Raiz; (AKA Acid Circus) And Frequenting @ The Slam Factory, Soundbar, First Aves. Record Room, Tantric Lounge, and other various dark rooms in the city, he's quickly put together a resume of fellow dance music enthusiasts who will vouch his ability to make you move. Aaron considers himself a purist, and baulks at the commercialism of the modern day club scene.
With an underground background, and passion that would scare any garden-variety DJ; His deep & jackin, groove oriented style of dance music will erase all sense of time, and put your mind in a fog until the lights (sadly) come on. Aaron's life-long love of dance music & extensive Ableton Live training has yielded a contract with "Berlin Aufnahmen," a brand new label out of Germany, who to date, have had several "top 100" Beatport releases. Check out his track "FunKnob," on their compilation, From Berlin, and also his FunKnob EP recently released on Benny Productions and debut # 3 & 4 on the labels top ten tracks! Witness a man who prides himself most on the common bond he shares with his dance music family; a man who treats the mutual inspiration given & received like his most cherished family heirloom, and who's passion for dance music will most definitely inspire far past bar close.
“THRILL and LOVE of MUSIC” I am originally from Minneapolis, and moved to Chicago when I was 7 years old and moved around a lot. From California to Arkansas to Colorado, back to Chicago and now I reside in Minneapolis once again. I have been djing around the U.S. for 16 years, mostly raves and or weddinds later on. I have had many aliases i.e. Soul Thrilogy, Souldier, J-Step, and THRILOM. I play various types of music including House, Techno, Tech-House, DnB, Jungle, Hip Hop and Rock.
the legion of boom is a minneapolis-based dj collective, focusing on all things house and techno. we are committed to showcasing the best dj talent that minneapolis and beyond have to offer, in addition to providing a friendly and inviting atmosphere for people to socialize and to get their groove on. home base is currently MOJO, a friday night weekly event located at the great sun bar (1400 nicollet ave in minneapolis).
after courting a love affair with all things electronic music, mustang sally purchased a pair of turntables and a mixer in early 2005. what started out as a hobby quickly turned into a passion. since then mustang sally has spent countless hours behind the decks, honing her skills not only to blend two tracks together in perfect harmony, but to tell a story with every set she throws down.
i’ve been doing this for almost a decade. i like driving floors full of people into a wild gyrating dancing frenzy (she’s not looking right now, call amnesty international, please!). my first love is house but lately i’ve been getting into techno (seriously, she hits me, i have scars). i don’t do weddings, dumb-step, or trance.
things charlie likes: building web sites (‘natch), a well made manhattan, volkswagens with VR6s under the hood
things charlie doesn’t like: having to haul the freaking 1200s, when piggy back rides go horribly horribly wrong
Jake Encinas has been spinning House, Progressive and Electronic Dance for 10 years and on two continents. Receiving a formal DJing and Promoting education from the Technics DJ Academy at School of Sound Recording in Manchester, England, Jake cut his teeth in Manchester clubs like Font, Sound Bar, and Orange Grove before returning to the United States.
Since returning to Minneapolis, Jake has held multiple club residencies including The Lounge and Visage, as well as countless Guest DJ appearances at clubs including First Ave, Solera, Foundation. In addition to club appearances, Encinas has hit the internet with shows on Party107.com and currently on www.afterhoursdjs.org. You can catch Jake’s Sunday night show Prognosis along with co-host Sean Merrell.
- Tipper - London/Hawaii - Tippermusic.net
- Detroit Grand Pubahs - Holland/Detroit
- Moon Juice - San Francisco
- Minnesota - Santa Cruz
- Man At Arms - Acid Tracks Records Germany
- TC Dubstep Tour featuring Billy Blacklight, Bogtrotter & Smilodon
- Gamma - Stilldream Festival CEO - Sacramento
- Minneapolis Soul Reunion featuring Monte Hilleman, Bryan Gerrard, Alex Jarvis, David Drone, Dean Vaccaro and special guest System 33's Jesus Juice
- DJ ESP aka Woody McBride "The Genius of Fun"
- Verb X - MN
- Peter Styles - MN