A Spontaneous Aries Collective presents the next chapter in the Aries Rising saga...
ARIES RISING | the decent of ram
Two years ago an event occurred in which the Sun and the Stars aligned to bring music and art together among friends igniting a fervid celebration surrounding all things Aries. Much like the astrological sign itself this synergistic celebration was pure fire, and the memories from that night have been smoldering in the minds of many ever since…
On April 9th 2010 the heavens are set to align again and we will rekindle the flames! A Spontaneous Aries Collective has assembled and is set to guide you through the cosmos to a place where fire surrounds art and revelry surrounds music combusting in a celebration with tribute to all those among us known as Aries. Embrace the fire, embrace the passion, embrace art, embrace life. Embrace the Aries spirit!
An immersive experience waits. Let the stars be your guide…
Friday April 9th, '010
9pm - 4am | 21+
$7 at door | $10 after 11pm | $5 for Aries all-night (Happy Birthday!)
** Festive attire encouraged: UV reactive clothes, costumes, LED lights, EL wire, masks, etc. **
COORDINATED BY JENFISH
Original themed art by:
Kulara, Jenfish, FiG, A$hley, Artemis
Art contributions from:
ALL ARIES LINE-UP (listed alphabetically)
Eshin [Profound Audio, Direct Drive, Outside the Cube - NY] drum n bass/dubstep
DJ Eshin first began DJing in 2000 by spreading hip-hop beats to house parties in the New York City area. Although he first delved into electronic music in 1996, Eshin did not start experimenting with Drum & Bass in his DJ sets until 2002 and hasn't looked back since then. Eshin made a big splash in 2004 by launching the eclectic Wednesday night weekly No Jacket Required in NYC with DJ/promoting partner Doctor Faustus. While the weekly finished its run a year after its launch, No Jacket Required continued as a NYC monthly event, bringing in prominent DnB talent from around the world, as well as NYC's finest. Today, Eshin is a fixture in the U.S. drum & bass circuit and is currently collaborating with Direct Drive, which has been a staple in the NYC dance scene for the past 9 years, and had worked with DB's monthly soulful DnB event The Secret Night of Science previously. Along with DJ/Producer Trigon, he also co-hosts NYC's premiere DnB/Dubstep radio show Outside the Cube, which can be heard on prominent UK station Bassjunkees Radio. Spanning from melodic and dubby sounds to tech-step and jump-up, Eshin showcases the ability to explore multiple styles in his sets. Eshin has played alongside international talent including Goldie, Total Science, Marcus Intalex, Pendulum, Sub Focus, Chase & Status, Klute, London Elektricity, Logistics, and Digital, among many others. In 2010, be on the lookout for Profound Audio, a new DnB and Dubstep venture that will be launched by Trigon and Eshin!
FiG & A$hley [Tight Crew, loveofdub.com, Funky Comm. - MA/NJ] breaks
It all started in 2000 when A$hley attended her first electronic music based event and was consumed by the music. In 2005, A$hley dove head-first into her djing career by spinning Drum & Bass/Jungle. Soon after that, A$hley joined with the crew RI-DnB and began playing out at various events such as Energy, the longest running weekly in the northeast, and other various events in and around Providence, RI. From there she has played on various radio shows, raves, and weeklies, with performances in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and even at the world renowned Burning Man Festival in Nevada in 2009! A$hley has refined her style over the years since playing Drum & Bass which she has developed into her own unique blend of an eclectic mix of breaks, electro, tech-house, dubstep, and many other genres. In 2009, A$hley is one of the most recent additions to Tight Crew!
In his tenure of service to the greater New England community FiG has done it all! He’s been asked to play some of the regions biggest and best parties and events, garnering multiple appearances at such famed series’ as the Dance Till Dawn parties and the Revelation series. FiG served a dj residency at one of Boston’s most popular and renowned breaks weeklies, Tension, at the famed Phoenix Landing. Instrumental in the organization and execution of the now legendary Compound events, FiG was there from the beginning. Having made appearances from Maine to Pennsylvania and everywhere in-between FiG’s sphere of influence and popularity has grown sizably. His much acclaimed demo dj mixes can be heard bumping in iPods, cars and home stereos up and down the east coast. Widely recognized as one of the regions go-to breaks dj’s, FiG has been called upon to open for such industry legends as Adam Freeland, The Freestylers, Uberzone and the Bassbin Twins. From clubs to outlaws, radio to raves, FiG has been there and rocked every one of ‘em!
Goatone [Fractaltribe Network, Geomagnetic Records - NH] psytrance
Aaron Fractaltribe has been one of the leading forces behind the New England psychedelic push for over 4 years. Backed by some of the area's top artists, djs, promoters and insane minds, the Fractaltribe Network has been planting seeds in all corners of the Northeast, working on projects ranging from underground warehouse events and art gallery shows to club productions and awe-inspiring festivals. Aaron's music tells the story of this push; of life's struggles and victories, the sweet and the sour. But it's always told with a smile as he leads the listeners in active meditation through dance, onward and upward, exponentially, into the singularity.
Hexer [freshmixes.com - NY] psytrance
A native of Moscow, Hexer started in 2003, helping bring a new genres from overseas to the Northeast. After founding and managing his well respected freshmixes.com, Hexer raised the bar when it comes to spreading the prophecy of electronic music. Now he is back to shake the dance-floor with bass-thumping beats once again!
Jack McDevitt [Volume - RI] pirate.viking.gorilla.techno
When you first heard house music and embraced it into your life is a defined moment. For a DJ it changes your life. For Jack McDevitt it turned him from the big goofy kid skipping his feet on the floor, to the DJ he is today. Developing his taste on the favorites at the time that would go through New York. Sasha, Digweed, Carl Cox, & Tenaglia to just name a few. He wanted what they had. Not the fame. The control. The ability to control the emotions of anyone within range.
Over the last decade Jack McDevitt has been a staple in the Northeast and beyond. Whether it was the big rooms of NYC, the lounges of Boston, or the mountains in Maine he has been there, playing a sound his own. Not one to follow the leader, carving his own niché. Whether you meet or hear Jack McDevitt you will not soon forget it.
Mizeyesis [THRESHOLD, Awake, Bass Embassy, Basscamp, DNBC, Team Ewok, NERU - CT] jungle
Since 2004, Miz-Eyesis has made her mark on Eastern US EDM (Electronic Dance Music) circuit. As a child she always had a passion for music, dance and art as it was a means to express herself and promote growth.
Attending specialized schools during her childhood which focused on artistic development of all sorts, even at one time in her life, Miz-Eyesis pursued a career in dance and studied with Alvin Ailey, Dance Connecticut, Hartford Conservatory and other prestigious dance and arts schools in the Northeastern United States. Not to mention her background in being educated and experimenting in all forms of music, visual art, music theory and art history.
In the progression of her life, it was only natural for her to fall into realm of the growing US EDM scene in the 90's, for her the music, the visuals, the excitement of it all was the sort of stimulation that she needed. It accumulated all aspects of artistic expression into one, and she is all about expression.
In 2002 after injuries and taking a break from any sort of artistic expression, it was finally in 2002 that she purchased her first pair of decks, loving the fresh melodies and complex breaks of jungle, she went to work. Slowly gaining recognition by playing at many house parties in the Greater Hartford Area between 2003 and early 2004 before being approached by Mighty Mouse to play her first formal gig in July 2004 at the legendary Municipal Cafe in Hartford for 100% High Octane. She received rave reviews for her debut set thus quickly becoming a dj with constant bookings for her unique sound and bold stage presence.
It was after that experience, in August of 2004 that another chance encounter with another fellow D+B dj in the area, Torrential would lead to a musical revolution in the City of Hartford. And this revolution was a monthly called THRESHOLD,in which dj's, artists, mc', musician and breakbeat enthusiasts could have a place to call home in Connecticut which wasn't know for such things at the time. Today, THRESHOLD is still eldered by Miz-Eyesis and Torrential with an additional 20 individuals that make up this collective of outstanding people all with a passion to keep the flame for this music alive. THRESHOLD is now known in New England and the Northeast for outstanding performances and shows which she has a hand in preparing in addition her own dj career. She's always believed that everyone deserves a chance to get heard, and the growth to her own area with Electronic Music was also important.
In addition to being co-creator and resident of THRESHOLD related events, Miz-Eyesis has gone on to become a member of Awake Productions based out of Connecticut, Team Ewok, DNBC and Basscamp Recordings based out of New York and NERU based out of Maine. She also holds down a bi-monthly residency at Bass Embassy in Worcester MA. In addition to being known for spinning and supporting jungle, drum and bass, you can catch her dropping dubstep, grime, uk funky, house, breakbeats, dub and other sounds associated with her love of breakbeat culture.
For her efforts she has also been in publications and interviews by the Hartford Advocate, Hartford Courant, and internet blogs such as Dubstepchicks.com, Spacecraft Cafe's Blog, many others. She's also performed on several internet & college radio shows (DNBTV.com, Jungletrain, UMASS, Wesleyan University, etc), performed at Festivals such as The Winter Music Conference in Miami FL, Desiderata (NY) and Festivus (CT) and maintains a consistently busy schedule performing at memorable events in CT, MA, RI, VT, ME, MD, PA, NJ, NY state and NYC by crews such as Direct Drive, Konkrete Jungle, CAMO-NYC, Rob Rewind & Chris Love events, DUBBAGE, Hartford Party Starters Union, The Ultimate Dj Showcase by Turntable Madness, 413DNB, 180BPM, Music Ecology, Skys The Limit, Atari Safari, Cybergroove, Massive Audio, Volume, Muck Crew, True, Tru Skool, just to name a few.
Miz-Eyesis' skills have also been requested at events alongside dj's, artists, and musicians such as Remarc, J Majik, Simon Bassline Smith, Afrika Bambataa, Hive, Freaky Flow, Shortee, Reidspeed, Annalyze, Empress, Jen Mas, Heather Heart, DB, DJ Monk, Breakage, Ewun, Spor, Dara, Cassien, Liondub, Tester, Punisher, Bassbin Twins, Uberzone, Danny the Wildchild, Frankie Bones, Terry Mullan, TJR, D:Fuse, Donald Glaude, Q Burns Abstract Message, Dave Russell, DJ Hyper, Icey, Bam Bam, DJ Irene, Venom, Skylab2000, Deluka, Biodiesel, Psylab, Otherwise and other well known and respected artists and musicians.
Steppo [Lovewave Music, Dubstep.fm - RI] dubstep
With over ten years experience in the game, and a serious love for all things music, DJ Steppo has rocked crowds from Vermont to Miami and San Francisco, and has played along such acts as Pendulum, Adam F, Mayhem, Juju, Reid Speed and many more. He recently started his own label, Lovewave Music - focusing on the futuristic sounds of dubstep, house, and techno. you can catch his radio show on dubstep.fm every 2nd and 4th wednesday of the month.