2 STAGES OF HARD PUMPING MUSIC.
WERE BACKED BY ONE OF THE BIGGEST SOUND COMPANIES IN THE PNW SO BE PREPARED FOR SOME MASSIVE SOUND! DONT BELIEVE US? THIS IS WHAT WE'LL BE RUNNING FOR OUR STAGES.... (you may want earplugs, you've been warned )
BIGGEST DUBSTEP AND HARDSTYLE PARTY OF 2010 SO FAR!
AND THE LINEUP IS HERE!
STAGE 1 : DUBSTEP!
MINNEAPOLIS, MN // ROTTUN RECORDINGS
When DJ/Producer Vaski sent his demo to rottun manager Excision, he had no idea of the journey that he was beginning. With his first two tracks storming the beatport top ten charts, Vaski hit the studio, returning to his Electro House production roots for the massive Terror Dome EP, featuring the self-titled track as well as the hit single "You Wouldn't Understand," Peaking again in the top ten of dubstep on beatport. Vaski's productions and local DJ sets began to gain attention of international promoters and DJ'st. Vaski spent the next season DJing at many Twin Cities venues, playing at the famed First Ave, Dinkytowner, and The Loft all the while working on his next work. World on Fire EP shook not only the beatport charts but the entire dubstep community. All five tracks peaked in the top 25 in dubstep on beatport, two tracks in the top ten, and the famous "Get Down" claiming its rightful place as a number one hit. This massive release rocketed Vaski to where he is today: smashing through his international tour, gaining rapid popularity for his unconventional stage presence, and continuously producing ridiculous and catchy bass lines. On the horizon for Vaski is the continuation of his tour, and his biggest production to date.
PDX // HOLLOW POINT RECORDINGS
Within just a few years, Sam Pool, aka SPL has become an influential force in the world of dance music. With a background built upon years of work in the studio and live performance, SPL has materialized his vision of futuristic sounds and delivered it to the world in the form of groundbreaking records and captivating DJ sets. In 2007, SPL went full throttle with his hugely successful record label “Lost Soul Recordings” delivering a slew of releases from today’s most talented producers in drum and bass. Since then, SPL has launched the already massive “Hollow Point Recordings” with DJ Roommate for a heavy new take on dubstep music. He has also released on the seminal “Genosha Recordings,” which has taken the hardcore techno scene by storm. While running two record labels, touring the globe, and producing various styles of electronic music, SPL continues to deliver cutting-edge sounds to countless ears around planet earth.
PDX // HOLLOW POINT RECORDINGS
TRIAGE is the collaborative union of Debt, Liar, and Seth Norman. Raised on the
renegade party culture of pacific-northwestern America, the trio discovered a
mutual affinity for music production, DJing and the cutting-edge sounds of Drum
and Bass in 2006.
Since then, few dance music genres have been safe from their unique dedication
to the art of club-flattening bass, sonic experimentation and technical nuance.
Releases on labels such as Lime Dubs, Rottun Recordings, Shift, Dubstep Records,
Trust in Music and Onset Audio have garnered attention in dubstep and drum n
bass circles alike. 2009 saw Triage, along with Jaden, make their inaugural foray
into breaks with a chart-climbing release on the Bombtraxx label.
Those following Triage are about to see the most exciting phase yet in the group’s
swift progression from local secret to international phenomenon. Collaborative
projects with luminary artists like SPL, Dementia, and The Bassist are set for vinyl
release soon on Hollow Point, Habit, Trust in Music, and Terminal Dusk. The longawaited
Triage remix of Excision’s “No Escape” had great success gaining a top ten
spot on beatport's most downloaded DnB tunes. With that release brings more
anticipation for Triage's take on Excision and Datsik's "Boom" coming soon on
Rottun and more new dubstep singles slated to drop on vinyl through Requiem
Audio and Vicious Audio.
With imminent releases on some of the greatest labels in drum n bass and dubstep
music, as well as support and recognition from a litany of artists around the
globe, Triage is set to be bigger, better, and louder than ever in 2010.
Jimmy Hoffa vs Just One
HARVARD $T. MAFIA
While the rest of the world is still looking for Jimmy Hoffa, the Northwest knows what's up. Jimmy Hoffa is accomplished producer, DJ and promoter from Seattle. Born in San Jose, Jimmy relocated to Seattle in '97 and connected with Truskool & USC Events before the formation of Harvard $t. Mafia. This local legend is responsible for many memorable moments in Seattle's electronic music history: H$M shows (Fuckin' Rawkus, Ghetto Olympics & trading cards, Lights in the Sky & Holla! series), over 600 live DJ performances including his seminal 2X4 with Donald Glaude, distribution of eight mix tapes and over a dozen live recorded performances... and a handful of VIP remixes you can hear on his latest Juke mix tape, iBang. His ear for originality and combination of relentless energy and grimey undertones will have you bouncing and makin' your nasty face! While he's stayed true to the sounds of Chicago, its not uncommon you'll hear: Dub/Grime, Booty House/Juke, Techno/Jump/Schranz, DnB/Hip-Hop and Electro/Fidget/Bassline. With two sets rarely alike, his performances are not to be missed. As his name suggests, this guy doesn't fuck around.
HARVARD $T. MAFIA || SHIFT
Just One first became interested in music at an early age, as he grew, so did his obsession for music. He attended his first electronic music event in the year 2000, with that everything changed. In a matter of months Jacob had his first pair of turntables. Not knowing what to do or having anyone to show him the way he began experimenting on his own. Not after long he found his first true passion, the heavy hitting sounds of Drum & Bass.
He now plays a diverse selection of music ranging from Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Midtempo, Glitch Hop, Fidget, Bassline, Electro, Downbeat, and more. He has shared the stage with many world famous artists and is building up a following of dub heads everywhere he goes. After working behind the scenes for some time he was picked up by the Shift crew as a dj and promoter. This landed him some great gigs and lead the way to him connecting with Harvard $t Mafia. Leaving a trail of dub heads everywhere he plays this dj is not to be missed.
PDX // CRUSH || OOPS BRIGADE
Kellan vs Avery
PDX // SEEYOUNEXTTUESDAY
SMOKESHACK'S NW TOUR!
SEA // SMOKESHACK || MARBLE
From his roots in banging Hard House and driving NRG, to the pounding Hardstyle he delivers today, DJ Wheelz has been the the undisputed pioneer of Hard Dance in the Emerald City since 1998. Fueled with a successful clothing line and packed dance floors of Smokesshack Soldiers throwin' up the 'W', Wheelz also has a blossoming production career with Smokeshack partner Endope and Seattle heavyweight Ian K. Wheelz has gained international recognition with 'Remember the Name' produced with Ian K, having found its way into the play list of the UK's #1 DJ, Kutski, on the world renowned BBC Radio 1.
SEA // SMOKESHACK || WIRED ENERGY DRINKS
Battle Style NRG. This is the ONLY way to describe the sound of Check6’s mix. With over 19 years on the Technics , he has spun alongside such acts as Goldie, Rabbit In The Moon , Anne Savage (UK) , Lisa Lashes(UK) , Sir Mix-a-Lot, Warp Brothers(UK), Benny Benassi,Scot Project and many more. Check6 has a following that rivals that of international headliners due not only to his track- blending/mixing skill, but also his ninja-like scratching abilities. With silky-smooth flow, Check6 mixes his tunes so well they sound more like it’s from his head instead of on record! When he scratches, it almost seems surprising not to see smoke rise from the turntables, or for the Roof to catch fire.
SEA // SMOKESHACK || MAD PANIK RECORDS
A longtime fixture in the Seattle rave community, Ian K is dedicated to bringing the sounds of hardcore to the masses. He first took the stage under the name MC Verbal in 1999, but soon found himself focusing more and more on production, building up his studio (The LAB). After building up a collection of original tracks, he began to play out under the "Ian K." moniker, focusing on DJ'ing and his Live PA. Ian lit 2009 on fire with performances at Hardcore 'Til I Die in the Sun, in Lloret De Mar, Spain and Earthdance in Phoenix, AZ and several of his tracks peaking in the top 10 on trackitdown.net's hardcore charts, more than one of which have been dropped by BBC Radio 1's award winning DJ, Kutski. With an invitation back to play mainstage at HTID in the Sun 2010 and a stable of forthcoming tracks, Ian K is poised to make a lasting and permanent impression on the global hardcore community.
SEA // SMOKESHACK || PHASE 3
Myk, is lock and loaded with an arsenal of heavy hittin' bass that'll make dat ass shake! His unique blend of Electro, Breaks, Dubstep and DNB will take you on a journey. Add on his wild and crazy crowd interaction and it make this DJ not one to miss! After a few years of hard work, MYK has made a name for himself in the North West and has been known to rock dance floors up and down the West Cost.
SEA // SMOKESHACK
Soundwave has proven to be an explosive performer that saturates crowds with energy where ever he goes with. A 3 year veteran of the Smokeshack crew Soundwave has experimented with several different genres of music, but picked up Drum and Bass like a sixth sense. With a variety of techniques from quick mixing, to long blends, Soundwave strives to create an atmosphere that's unique every time he plays
GRADUATION BOY vs ZYMURGY
GRADUATION BOY PDX // ANS
Although fairly new on the scene, Graduation Boy is here to stay. Since he heard his first set from DJ Wheelz, he knew that that’s what he wanted to do… decimate minds with hardstyle music. Making his presence known playing shows in Portland and Seattle since 2009, and already sharing the stage with local greats like DJ Wheelz, Check 6, Ian K, Jimni Cricket, Phreek D, Wiggles and Offline to name to name a few. Whether it’s for his stripper number 1 fans’ or the e-tards on the dance floor, Graduation Boy’s goal is to make sure no one is left standing.
PDX // ANS
A lack of good hard dance music in Portland is what drove DJ Zymurgy to pick up some records and start spinning himself. For over half a decade his focus in the Portland party scene has been to spread the sound of hardstyle. Playing and pushing only the great music he loves show after show, and with his superb taste in style, he will claim himself as Portland's #1 hardstyle DJ. Making the dance floors stomp!!!
PDX // REACTIONARY
Armed with an arsenal of fist pounding hardcore, ShankEdge is sure to make the dance floor move with fast, hard hitting, gabber kicks that will dominate your ear drums. After being the vocalist in a hardcore/metal band, and releasing a full length album, he decided to pick up the wheels of steel, and start playing his own style of head banging, melodic hardcore. He is a part of Reactionary Records, and is quickly becoming a local hardcore favorite.