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Published: August 1, 2011

By: Meghan Chancy Ledington

On Thursday, August 4th Euphonic Conceptions presents RE:CREATION featuring FreQ Nasty, Heyoka, Sleepyhead, Dnaebeats, and Blunt.Trauma at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver. FreQ Nasty returns to the Mile High City following his triumphant rager of an after-party for Bassnectar’s Red Rocks performance in June, as well as Heyoka, who threw down banger after banger during his late-night Sonic Bloom set. This Thursday is going to be a booming celebration of bass and beats with artists you don’t want to miss!

Headliner Darin McFadyen, a.k.a FreQ Nasty, is a cultured breakbeat pioneer who has been circling the world since the late nineties with his original beats and unique sound. Born in Fiji, raised in New Zealand, and currently based out of U.K. and L.A., Darin uses his many experiences and influences to consistently bend genres and bang out the freQiest beats on dance floors everywhere. He has paralleled the evolving electronic music scene by producing innovative tracks and remixes in several genres including dubstep, glitch hop, drum and bass, garage, acid music, and more. With his dreads flying, FreQ Nasty parties with his audiences as his playful, funky, and stomp-inducing frequencies rage on.

FreQ Nasty - Dread at the Controls Radio Edit

Andrei Olenev is Bay Area producer Heyoka, who has progressively pushed style boundaries in downtempo, IDM, and dub while creating new psychedelic realms for heavy bass fans with regular releases from Muti Music since 2008. Whompy, bluesy, trippy, and funky favorites from his most recent release, Mandelbass, have had an enthusiastic response from crowds at festivals and shows this summer. Heyoka’s unmistakable sound joins gutsy samples, insane drops, and spacey vibes with a groovy rhythm to captivate us with a bewildering experience that transports the listener beyond the venue.

Heyoka - Mandelboogiewoogie Mini Mix

Brooklyn-based producer Samuel Pohner, a.k.a Sleepyhead, has had multiple projects with other producers while progressing his style and solo performance. In 2006, he collaborated with Knowa Knowone to co-produce the album KnowSleep. When based in the Bay Area in 2007, he performed with Mimosa as the duo Sexytime. Known for his multi-textured blend of garage, house, dub, techno, and hip-swiveling tempos that he describes as future booty, Sleepyhead surprises audiences with his confident thought-provoking musical stylings.

Sleepyhead - LA Kicks ft. Ghostek

This year San Francisco-based DNAEBEATS is no longer just the man making the hip-hop beats for Gift Of Gab & M.F. Grimm. Instead, Patrick Sexton is making his own waves in the transforming world of dubstep and grime as a solo performer. Having been an influence on the underground scene for years while touring the country as the DJ for Gift of Gab, Patrick is now unleashing his monster of a sound. DNAEBEATS swallows up hip hop, dubstep, hyphy electro, and throbbing bass, and spits out a wormhole of intensity that sucks us happily in through our eardrums.

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (DNAE Remix) (DL on Soundcloud ASAP!)

DJs BagODohNutz & Agent.Smith make up the Denver dubstep/glitch hop collaboration known as Blunt.Trauma. With a love for genre mixing, pulsing low frequencies, promoting local talent, and the green Colorado lifestyle, Tony Skeers and Matt Smith have hit the club scene hard since 2007. They also bring local bass music fans a weekly dose of homegrown whomp and wobble on on Sunday evenings called The Sunday Smoke Sessions. “You know the drill... grab your lighter, tell a friend, let’s get this shit started!” Blunt.Trauma knows how to throw a Denver party whether it be online or at a venue, banging out hits with hip-hop footings, glitched-out vocal samples, and all the dubstep wobbles and breaks that you could need to perfectly melt your face.

Blunt.Trauma - Sunday Smoke Sessions ft. Pillow Fight 6/19/11

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