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Published: May 30, 2011

Mid-Atlantic promoters Steez Promo are expanding east into Massachusetts June 5th with electronic powerhouses Skrillex and Paper Diamond. Looking to spread their shows to the East Coast for some time, Steez is making the move to The Palladium in Worcester, MA after a few hit shows in Hartford, CT.

It’s easy to see why Steez chose The Palladium as the venue to expand Dub Nation into Massachusetts. It’s a large, all-ages general admission venue. With no assigned seating, and plenty of room to dance, the room fits its purpose with no hassle. Having hosted a large variety of acts over the years, the Palladium was a great choice for the expansion of Dub Nation.

Starting strong in their first MA show, Steez set the bar high with acts Skrillex, Paper Diamond, The Juggernaut, and Mike Skills & Soappy.

LA dubstep/electro/drum ‘n’ bass producer Skrillex’s latest EP, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, was his first release since being signed to Deadmau5’s label mau5trap Recordings. Claiming eight of the top ten positions on the Beatport homepage at the time of its release, Skrillex has created a successful solo career since his days as front man of the band From First To Last. With crowd-pleasers such as “Rock n’ Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain)” and the title track, Skrillex promises a fantastic kick-off show for Dub Nation in MA that will not disappoint.

Supporting Skrillex at Dub Nation will be Colorado-based producer Alex Botwin, under the stage name Paper Diamond. Releasing his first solo effort as Paper Diamond in early 2011 on the Pretty Lights Music record label, Alex B has intense synths and fresh beats in store for his audience. Sampling Shirley Bassey’s “Diamonds Are Forever,” on the track “From Now Till…,” Paper Diamond creates a conflicting mix of dreamy vocals over quick synthy beats that just sounds so right together. On top of two of the biggest names in today’s electronic scene, the newest Dub Nation will feature another pair of exciting artists.

From the looks (and sounds) of their Soundcloud site, The Juggernaut has wobbling, synth-heavy dubstep jams ready to dispense to the crowd at the Palladium, along with several remixes. As for Mike Skills & Soappy, expect high-energy dance tracks and the hip-hop stylings of Skills.

With all the talent packed into Massachusetts’ first Dub Nation event, Steez Promo has started off their invasion of The Bay State with a bang.

Levitate by Paper Diamond

Tags: DubstepElectroHouseBreaksGlitchHip Hop