Featuring uniquely original music and diverse performances from artists representing MANY styles of bass music and future sounds......from the heavy and hard hitting bass drops to glitched out hyphy to the beautiful and soulful uplifting sounds that will take you to a magical place. Each of the 7 headliners have made a distinct mark in the field of electronic music.
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Rab was born. He began to experiment with sound. The back of his head fell on the ground. Sound was released from the THUMP. It was deafening and created around him the first note of Random Rab's music.
Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful and unique contribution to sonic exploration. Often referred to as “The Master of Emotion” his music is patently beautiful and melodic. With diverse influences ranging from trip-hop, classical and Arabic to bass driven compositions, his songs are considered anthemic and timeless. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, his tracks are organic, uplifting and stand on their own as a distinct genre. Listeners of all types of music can find something they can relate to in his sound.
There is no doubt that Rab understands a multitude of musical styles. He has been the front man of a heavy metal band, toured as a classical trumpet player, played bass in a country music band, was a scratch DJ for a jazz fusion project, was the singer for a rock band in Mexico and has collaborated with countless musicians of all styles. From acoustic performances in the Himalayas to rocking packed clubs in New York, Random Rab has found a way to connect with people of all kinds.
With a dedicated fanbase born from the San Francisco underground, Random Rab has become a Burning Man legend known for his sunrise sets that have now become one of his most sought after performances. His current popularity can often be traced to his breakout album, The Elucidation of Sorrow. This album firmly established him as a recognizable force in the electronic music scene. His 4th album aRose, catapulted him into the state of momentum that is now taking hold internationally. The much anticipated 5th album came out at the very end of 2011 and can be streamed here with a very thorough review from The Untz.
Mike Schumer is an electronic musician who produces and performs as Antiserum. Widely known for his innovative and meticulously crafted sounds, rich euphoric beats and vast futuristic soundscapes, Antiserum’s style of West Coast bass music steeps heavily in hip hop, drum and bass, reggae, and heavy metal, often featuring cinematic vibes which balance between both dark and light environments.
His live performances deliver solid energy and loads of original and unreleased material straight from some of the most ambitious producers in the game. In 2008 he had the #8 best-selling dubstep track of the year on Beatport. In 2009 he launched his first tour in New Zealand and Australia. In 2010 he was signed to Caspa's Dub Police label and Excision's Rottun Recordings. 2011 has been a very busy year for Antiserum as he has toured the USA with Excision & Downlink on the Subsonic Tour playing 30 shows in 6 weeks. He just got back from his second Australia / New Zealand tour and is currently working on a South American tour for later this year. His most recent release on Caspa's Dub Police label [UK] dropped in April of this year and features fresh collaborations with Los Angeles all-star 12th Planet & the multifacitedill-esha. Look out for new releases on Subway & Rottun later this year and a full length LP in 2012.
Hailing from Vancouver, BC, ill-esha burst onto the North American electronic scene as a soul vocalist featured on various releases for the likes of Breakbeat Science, Fokuz, and BluSaphir, gradually becoming known for the seamless incorporation of original vocals and MCing into DJ sets expressing her unique take on bass music. Her multi-dimensional approach spans glitch hop, dubstep and downtempo, creating a dynamic live show which has set ill-esha apart amidst some of electronic music’s most groundbreaking acts.
With releases on trendsetting labels such as Muti Music, Daly City, Street Ritual, Subway, Haunted Audio, Dub Police and Simplify, ill-esha has ranked #1 on Junodownload, #2 on Addictech, and #3 on the Beatport Electronic charts as well as held the #1 spot on Soundcloud for 2 weeks in early 2011. ill-esha’s most recent album, Circadian Rhythms, released on San Francisco’s Daly City, went public to critical acclaim in the electronic world catapulting her trademark blend of feminine energy and ruthless bass to further worldwide recognition.
“This release (Circadian Rhythms) is just another moment for people to acknowledge a leading star in the (Electronic)community.” Afromonk.com, 2011
Since the release of her first 12” single in her teens, ill-esha has been honing her skills as vocalist, MC, DJ and Producer who delivers studio efforts and live shows setting the stage for the future of electronic music.
If you walk into a dubstep room at a show in the Bay Area and hear a really filthy and brand-new sounding bassline, most likely the young man behind it is the one who goes by Getter. Getter has played shows with the best artists in dubstep today, such as Rusko, Downlink, Eprom, Subvert, Noah D, Nit Grit, Megalodon, and Borgore — not to mention sharing the stage at Vital SC's Wobbleland with world class talents Skrillex, 12th Planet, Kastle, Jakwob, and Nero. "Everyone tells me that when I play shows, there's never a calm track or a track that isn't filthy," Getter says. "I like that… so I improve it by getting the biggest, filthiest tracks I can get my hands on." Besides the prolific Chronos Records, Getter is also associated with Ultragore and Tuff Love Dubs, the latter of which released "The Monsta" EP by We Bang, which features the We Bang/Getter collab "Bad Tingz." Another track available on Beatport is "Cybertron Disco," a heavy yet melodic composition that was featured on last month's "Saucerface" compilation album released by MalLabel Music. Be prepared to experience raw and bass-heavy dubstep by the legendary powerhouse GETTER.
Canada based duo known as Knight Riderz are producing lazer bass bombs in a 12 dimensional world of twisted low frequency induced hip-hop. Releases forthcoming and already out on ESL, Muti Music, True Movement, Seclusiasis, Made In Glitch, Formation UK, and remixes for Thunderball, Freestylers, South Rakkas, KushArora, Love & Light, and King Fantastic illustrate only a small fraction of what is in store from the Riderz. Their original work with MC's Zulu and Juakali define their style with lazer like buzz saw synth work surrounding a thunderous vocal vibe or beautifully intricate melody. Fully equipped with a deadly live performance Knight Riderz are banginbassbins world wide in 2011.