The Wolf Pack Presents….
:: EVOL INTENT ::
:: SYMBOL ::
-with- BANDIIT | RUCKUS | HENDRIX l BASSPHREAK
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(Evol Intent Recs, Human Imprint, Lifted Recs)
Over the last few years, Evol Intent has emerged as one of the leading forces in the United States Drum and Bass movement. Both as a label and as a production trio, Evol Intent are considered some of the biggest up and coming talents in the entire dnb industry. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia the crew consists of Knick, Gigantor and The Enemy. Apart from being a production outfit, Evol Intent also owns and operates their own label, which functions as an outlet for their own work as well as like-minded artists.
After building an underground following with their first 3 releases, Evol Intent began to get some attention from distributors, both in the USA and overseas. They wound up signing a deal with Alpha Magic to handle their distribution for Evol Intent Recordings. Soon after, Evol Intent caught the eye of the award winning and historic dnb label, Renegade Hardware. Hardware had just launched a new label and they were interested in new material from Evol Intent for the label (Barcode records). After their first release with Barcode, Hardware was quick to snatch up Evol Intent and offer them an exclusive deal as permanent artists on the roster. Around the same time, Dieselboy approached the Evol Intent trio to do a remix for his upcoming cd, "The Dungeon Masters Guide." Upon completion of the remix, Dieselboy asked Evol Intent to do yet another remix for the cd, but this time he asked them to remix a song from a legendary producer known as BT.
Beyond all of the hard work they have put in to their music in the last year, Evol Intent are showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. They have had releases on labels such as Renegade Hardware, Human imprint, Outbreak records and of course, Evol Intent Recordings. Early 2005, we will see the Evol Intent EP, debuting on Renegade Hardware, as well as countless releases on their own Evol Intent Recordings imprint, which is now distributed internationally through LOAD Media.
Evol Intent has officially gone worldwide and will prove to be one of the hardest working outfits in drum & bass with non-stop DJ international tour dates, a heavy release schedule of originals and remixes for some of the top labels and artists in the scene, and even their own clothing online shop (opening soon!). The trio also has plans to launch a full on LIVE show in the next year.
(Simplify, Play Me, Subhuman, Trillbass)
In the world of bass-oriented dance music, SYMBL aka Rick Simons wears several different caps including producer, engineer, deejay, and, last but not least, speaker destroyer. With nearly a decade of experience manipulating low-end frequencies, SYMBL possesses an understanding of subbass not held by most musicians. As a producer, SYMBL's tracks have seen several releases on prominent drum-n-bass and dubstep record labels. As an engineer, he's molded the sound of some of your favorite tunes.
SYMBL made his first appearance on the international dance music stage with strong collaborations on dnb labels Outbreak, LTD and Hate Recordings with Silent Killer and Mumblz in 2005 under his Tek Infektion alias. Within months, he teamed-up with partner-in-crime James Osborn aka Point of Reference to form the now infamous group Arsenic, and the duo proceeded to take on drum-n-bass using their own brand of sonic deviance. The group's melee spawned several releases on labels such as Freak and Evol Intent and garnered the support of heavyweight DJs Dieselboy, Mary Anne Hobbs, Technical Itch, Dylan, Current Value, SPL, Ewun, Chris Renegade, DJ Syze, Breaker, Audio, Kano, and Demo.
Late in 2008 as the world of dance music shifted towards dubstep, SYMBL began to stray from drum-n-bass into the new genre. The new direction found SYMBL in the studio with stateside dubstep pioneers TRiLLBASS crafting a thunderously distorted remix of the hip-hop anthem "Swagger Like Us". The world-wide reaction to "Swagger" inspired SYMBL to spend more time working in the 140 BPM range, which, then, spawned the track "Crumbs" that was featured on Betamorph Recordings' compilation Betamorphisis Vol. 1. This is also when SYMBL, the engineer, began mastering releases for dubstep labels Betamorph, Dirty Circuit, Savory Audio, Filthy Digital, Stupid Fly, Abducted, Dubfront, Dubsaw, Bass Punch, Bassweight and the newly formed Dub Cartel. 2009 saw the release of Meh., a solo LP from SYMBL on TRiLLBASS Digital Recordings and several collaborations with fellow dubstep monsters Mark Instinct and Richie August. Meh., was an expression of SYMBL's desire to move beyond the dancefloor and wobble into new venues and soundscapes. Complimenting the esoteric Meh,., the latter portion of 2009 found SYMBL slamming out several dubstep bootlegs in his new Bro'd Out series including his massively infectious "City Lights" remix with Mark Instinct. If 2009 was the Year of Dubstep, it was also the year that SYMBL turned dubstep on it's head.
The new year looks brights for the Midwestern LFO warrior. Between his solo efforts, a revival of Arsenic, and his new collaboration with DJ Syze, SYMBL's name will never be far from the tip of your tongue in 2010.
(Wolf Pack, Furthersound, Filth Cabin)
Bandiit is the creation of two Wolf Pack co-founders, Chris Hemstreet and Sean McCarthy or WSK and The Car Thief. These two have been banging out beats and raging for the best of them. Playing along side some of dubsteps heavyweights, Antiserum, Nero, SPL, DZ and many more. These two will be brining some heavy tunes sure to be filthier than your wildest dreams. Watch out for, Bandiit
Huge summer festivals? Check. Massive sold out shows? Check. Faces melted across the USA? Check. Being one of Chicago biggest Dubslingers for years now? Check. Ruckus AKA Charlie Bro has been a busy man this year. As many of you may know, Ruckus started as a drum and bass DJ. In early 2008 the pulsating sounds of dubstep grabbed a hold of him with no turning back since.
Highlights include Ruckus destroying the Red Bull stage at the inaugural North Coast Music Fest in front of thousands of screaming bass heads and playing the first ever sold out Booty Halloween with DJ Dara and Eskmo. He's also shared the stage with a "who's who" of global talent including: Daedlus, The Gaslamp Killer, 12th Planet, Joe Nice, Rastatronics, Ginz, Metaphase, HULK, Mark Instinct, Claw, Nameloc, Richie August, Dara, Borgore, Bombaman, Eliot Lipp and Midnight Conspiracy "to name more than a few".
Ruckus is also involved in the founding of a new super group of Chicago talent, Tripp Syndicate. The Syndicate features the roaring bass of Nameloc, the terrifying mic ripping MC Anti and the diabolical DJ skills of Ruckus ripping up 4 decks.
2010 allowed for ventures into the business side of bass music. Ruckus holds down the A&R duties of 2 major North America dub step labels: Betamorph's drum step venture while also maintaining the status of the labels head DJ and all aspects of FurtherSound.
What's next for this multi talented man? Be on the look out for more insane events with an ever growing crowd of fans. As a new generation of bass monsters arise and come to dominance and Ruckus will be right there at the top, maintaining a "semi-professional" approach while still partying with the best of them.
(SUB Culture, floasis.net, Vibetribe, Wicked Records)
Lurking amongst Chicago is a dubstep prodigy that has engraved his footprints over the underground scene. Emerging away from normality, bassphreaK drops intense basslines welcoming an abnormal yet authentic version of dubstep. Ears of many gather to experience his transformation of conventional beats into his smoothly warped interpretation of music.
In his first year of playing out, bassphreaK has already played alongside Midwest producers and local favorites such as Richie August, Nameloc, Item9, Danny The Wildchild, Dottcom, AutoAxon, Boogymon, DJ Belly and bit[c]rush in both clubs and underground events from Chicago to WIU and has even headlined in Kansas City as well as at the 2010 Chicago Liquid Conference.
Never being one to disappoint, this year will not be one to miss as bassphreaK's continued growth will only ensure bigger, better smashing sets for your dance floor pleasure.