Friday, Feb 3rd, 2012
The Midland Theater
Kansas City, MO
Music 8PM - 2AM
Welcome to Connectorville one of the biggest parties the Midland has ever hosted f/ Caspa + Antiserum + Ill Esha + Matty G + Spankalicious + Wick-It the Instigator + More TBA
3 stages of choice electronic music with an emphasis on Dubstep and genre from its beginning to current day.
$30 advance tickets will go on-sale soon @ www.ticketmaster.com
check back for artist additions and ticket giveaways.
If interested is working on the street team for this event or for additional information please email: Eric Noble - firstname.lastname@example.org
London-based DJ/producer Caspa is an influential figure within the dubstep community, not only as an artist but also as the founder of several influential labels (i.e., Storming Productions, Dub Police, Sub Soldiers). Born Gary McCann and also known as Quiet Storm, the West London native got into drum'n'bass at a young age and took up DJing before ultimately founding the label Storming Productions in 2004, followed by the subsidiary labels Dub Police and Sub Soldiers. Caspa made his production debut in 2006 on Dub Police with For the Kids, a three-track 12" EP, and inaugurated his label Sub Soldiers the following year with his double-12" release Ave It, Vol. 1. Also in 2007, he collaborated with fellow dubstep DJ/producer Rusko on the high-profile mix album FabricLive.37. Billed to Caspa & Rusko and notably the first dubstep entry in the long-running series, the album was somewhat of a milestone for the fledgling British style. The following year Caspa & Rusko performed a DJ set at the 2008 ~Glastonbury Festival.
~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi
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.
Cincinatti/St. Louis/Connectorville, USA
Spankalicious is bounce. Making his mark on the electronic music scene in the Midwest with the high energy that he brings to the stage, creating the vibe needed to get the rage started! Kevin Moore (aka: Spankalicious) is currently based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Coming from an extensive background in rudimental percussion/drumm...ing have allowed Spank to read rhythms inside and out. Shown through scratching, drumming, as well as seamlessly blending and mixing. Spankalicious thrives on taking the crowd through a musical journey that always brings many flavors of emotion to the party.
A hefty line of residencies, as well as extensive tour experience, have rounded Spank to be a self proven party rocker! In 2010 he co-billed alongside Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, CASPA, The Glitch Mob, Brother Ali, Boombox, Eskmo, Marty Party, Dubskin, Break Science, Kraddy, Mimosa, SAVOY, Two Fresh, Emancipator, Ott, Virtual Boy,Ana Sia, Eoto, Vibesquad, Big Gigantic and Elliot Lipp. He also served as the host of the Wakarusa Dj Classic in Columbia and St. Louis, Mo.
In June of 2010 he was voted "Best Dj in St. Louis" by the River Front Times annual readers poll/music showcase.
Festival appearances include: Summer Camp, Wakarusa, Sonic Bloom, Bassnectar's First Bass Center in Colorado, Underground Sound 6,Tall Tree Lake Fest, Camp Euforia, Glowing Souls Music Festival, Global Dance Festival, Cosmic Tilt, and Schwagstock 45
2011 kicked off with HUGE momentum! A four show run with the Psychedelic Guru HEYOKA, as well as plays in Atlanta, New Orleans, Memphis, Denver with PRAANG, and Chicago with Nit Grit. + 4 shows with PRETTY LIGHTS in April. Keep on the look out for upcoming dates as Spanky plans to make a stop in YOUR city soon!
Santa Cruz, CA
Matthew Gonsalves better known as Matty G, is without doubt the pioneer of the hip hop influenced sub-genre that ever so present in today's flourishing dubstep scene. Since his first release in 2006 on US based imprint 'Argon', he has gone from strength to strength building on his sample based 90's hip hop sound and having scene defying tracks along the way all from his studio in Santa Cruz, USA. In 2007 came the massive '50,000 Watts' which set the bar for the sub-low 808 sound that many have tried to imitate since and remains a true anthem within the scene to this day. It gained support from the who's who of dubstep royalty including Caspa & Rusko (featuring on their legendary FabricLive compilation), Skream, Digital Mystikz, N-Type & Joe Nice to name a few and also received the remix treatment from dubstep pioneer Loefah, all going towards firmly cementing the track, and Matty G in the history of the sound. Later that year Matty came with another anthem in the shape of 'West Coast Rocks' which again raised the bar and received a remix from Dub Police head honcho Caspa, who also that year put out Matty's debut release for the Dub Police label on the 2nd installment of the License To Thrill series sharing wax with Rusko and Dubwoofa. In 2008 Matty released his debut album on Argon entitled 'Take You Back', which received rave reviews from all corners of the dubstep scene as well as bridging the gap even more so between dubstep and hip hop. Featuring vocals performances from the likes of Juakali and Audio Angel, the LP again solidified Matty's place among the dubstep ranks. As well as proving to be a renowned producer, Matty showed the masses he is as talented behind the decks, touring far and wide playing at such prestigious nights as; DMZ at The Mass in Brixton, Dub Police at Fabric in London and the world famous Glastonbury Festival (the largest music and performing arts festival in the world). Fast forward to 2010 and having just completed a tour of US for Scion AV along with Caspa, The Others, D1 and Rod Azlan, Matty is back in the studio on the best form of his life with numerous tracks doing the rounds and massive releases lined up including a single for Dub Police as well as remixes for Caspa and label mate Subscape. You are very likely to be seeing more of this man in the future, 2012 is shaping up to be the year when this musical stalwart really shines through.
San Francisco, CA
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 multifacited ill-esha. Look out for new releases on Subway & Rottun later this year and a full length LP in 2012.
*Wick-it the Instigator*
Wick-it the Instigator is a DJ/Producer from Nashville, TN, and has been performing and producing since around 2004. His roots are in hip hop/turntablism, but in the last couple years, electronic music has vastly made its way into his repertoire as well. Wick-it is all about the party, and despite the style or approach with each individual track, serious crowd rocking fun is the goal.
Brought to you by Connector Presents, Honeytone Productions, Loyal Family, Up & Up Productions, and Hy-Tekk Productions.