Hailing from Springfield, IL Armando Zuniga
is a fresh force to be reckoned with. Although he has only been performing and promoting for a short period of time, MonDope
is no stranger to the scene. With an eclectic arsenal of music ranging from metal to hip-hop and underground, as well as many different forms of electronic music, there is never a dull moment in his sets. In the summer of 2010 Mondope came together with other local DJs to form Killinoize, a production company interested in bringing the new wave of bass music to Illinois’ own capitol city. Killnoize quickly gained a following of like-minded enthusiasts and bass heads in the region. Mondope’s sets are energetic and demand your attention. He will bring anything from glitch-hop to dubstep, drum & bass, crunk, breaks, funk and even jungle/reggae to the dance floor. Able to feel out any crowd at any moment, MonDope delivers a HEADY blend to get down to. Expect the best of this rising artist in 2011!
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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/drumming 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 Music Fest, Wakarusa's Interstellar Meltdown, Bassnectar's First Bass Center in Colorado, Underground Sound 6, Immix Fest, Tall Tree Lake Fest, and Schwagstock 45 at Camp Zoe.
Already over 80 shows deep into 2011 including a four show run with PRETTY LIGHTS, four show run with the Psychedelic Guru HEYOKA, plays in Atlanta, New Orleans, Memphis, Denver with PRAANG, and Chicago with Nit Grit! Upcoming plays with SPHONGLE, BORGORE, SKISM as well as festival appearances at WAKARUSA and SONIC BLOOM!