Published: January 15, 2013
By: Allegra Dimperio
With the explosion in growth in the electronic scene in 2012, it is only fitting that TheUntz.com begin 2013 with a taste of those who are pushing the boundaries even further. We’re incredibly stoked to be bringing you Archnemesis and Wick-it The Instigator's Here Come The Supervillians tour, a nine date run that swings west from Knoxville into Chicago and winds up in Colorado, leaving remnants of genre-melting awesomeness in its wake.
It’s not most DJs who can say they’ve played Warped Tour, were slotted for the same stage as Washed Out and opened for both Rusko and Pretty Lights, but Wick-It The Instigator isn’t most DJs. Kentucky born and Nashville bred, Wick-it first caught our attention with his ingenious mashups and willingness to remix anything and everything. Van Halen, KE$HA, The Beastie Boys and Dr. Dre remixes are all in his repertoire, as are originals that range from trap to moombahton to drum and bass. A journey through time, genre and space, Wick-it’s sets are held together by an unbeatable precision in production and a drive to throw one hell of a party.
Archnemesis’s sound is decidedly more chill but no less deep. Members Justin Aubuchon and Curt Heiny combine a jazz background and enthusiasm for sampling movie scores, old hip-hop, blues, and anything else that strikes their fancy into a sound they’ve dubbed “electro soul.” Sharing a label with Big G, touring with STS9 and sounding a bit like Pretty Lights, their shows are more musical experiences than cookie-cutter sets and will provide a soothing foil to Wick-it’s harder hits.
Joining Wick-It and Archnemesis will be brothers Matt and Mark Hill, who will throw live instrumentation into the mix as The Floozies. When they’re not remixing Turquoise Jeep and The Grateful Dead, the duo are creating their unique brand of funk and delivering live performances that blend their guitar, drum, and production skills. With the uncanny ability to get heads bobbing, The Floozies provide just enough electro edge to get the Supervillians bash started right.
The Here Come The Supervillains tour kicks off in Knoxville, TN on Feb 2. The tour will stop in Lexington, KY, Urbana, IL, Milwaukee, and Chicago before reaching Colorado’s Breckenridge, Boulder, Avon and Ft. Collins.