MARCH MADNESS FT. MIMOSA & MATTY G
- MARCH 19, 2011
MarchOne, Everythings Nice, Full Circle and DexFest have combined their powers to bring you March Madness! Presented in Mercy Lounge & Cannery Ballroom, this is promised to be an epic night. We're filling three (THREE!) rooms with some of your favorite artists.
MIMOSA [Los Angeles/Oakland, CA] FALSE iDOL Music / Muti Music
Mimosa takes listeners on a journey through warm rhythmic sound-scapes, with melodies and vocal samples smoothly crafted to help navigate the sonic terrain. Using basslines inspired by hip-hop classics like Too Short and Dr Dre, combined with deep psychedelic textures reminiscent of the downtempo and midtempo output by Tipper and Bluetech, Mimosa blends the range of styles to create his own fresh take on the west coast sound.
Mimosa's debut EP release, Hostilis, presents tracks with heavy-hitting low frequencies, sexy grooves, and uplifting dub infusions, floating between instrumental Hip Hop and Dubstep. The Hostilis EP also features prolific MC Souleye from Colorado, known for his extensive touring with jam bands like BLVD and STS9. The track 'Framboise' features beautiful vocal textures provided by Canadian artist Sasha [Butterfly] Rose.
MATTY G [Santa Cruz, CA] Dub Police
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 near future, 2010 is shaping up to be the year when this musical stalwart really shines through.
DJ Wick-It is known for his all-out, technical super-showcase style of live performance. Truely a professional DJ through and through. During these shows you can catch glimpses of what takes place above and beyond the stage. His mashups have been giving people all over the world a new outlook on hip-hop and keeps them wondering which genre he will bend next. Even his Blends have the signatures of a producer working hard behind the scenes to make a track pop off in the heat of a crowded Mashville scene in Music City.
MINDELIXIR [Nashville, TN] ALR, Velvet Elk Recordings, Daly City Records
Mindelixir has been a busy individual recently. His funky jazz infused blend of bass music has been categorized as dubstep often but there's something very different about this producers sound. See for yourself by checking out his new mix that just dropped for URB magazine or checking out his last release, Mindelixir Presents Music for Funerals and Banks (every single track charted on beatport's top 100 for electronica.) His monthly party is one of the largest bass parties in the country and his work with Atlanta based record label ALR has lead to record sales for every quarter that he was on the team. He'll be starting a new imprint soon, so stay tuned. Watch out for his live show, there's no other place on earth to hear the futuristic bass heavy blend he's wielding.
PLAY LOW [Asheville, NC]
Like mad scientists skillfully blasting recombined DNA through speaker coils, PlayLow brings together a vast landscape of sound, artistic style and cultural expression. Our impetus is the overwhelming desire to at least celebrate life, if not tear the roof off.
PlayLow is a collaborative musical project headed by Dutch transplanted, Asheville, NC based DJ and producer, Bowie van Ling (DJ Bowie). Co-creator and host of Asheville’s Definition evenings. Four year Hall of Fame, winner of Best DJ/Turntablist in WNC. His releases include “Doin’ It” on Skew Records Asheville Beat Tape Vol 1, and “Regroup” on Waveform Modulation’s Archivus Mysterium. He’s shared the stage with: STS9, Big Boi, Widespread Panic, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Shpongle, Dieselboy, Tricky, DJ Vadim, Richard Devine, The Glitch Mob, Prefuse 73, Eliot Lipp, and Eryka Badu. Performances include music and arts festivals: Moogfest, Bonnaroo, Pretty Light’s Illumination, Trinumeral ’08, 09, 10, The Echo Project, Luminescence, as well as hundreds of shows at venues spanning America and Europe over the last 15 years.
Jesse Shacklock a.k.a DJ Kidsmeal, was born in the UK in 1982. He was transplanted to the U.S. in 1990 via Atlanta, GA. A few years later, at age 13, he moved to Nashville,TN, where he has now been DJing, producing and performing for 15 years. His debut album, "Secret Recipe" (released independently in 2009), received instant acclaim by the Nashville Scene and is already considered a classic among fans and peers.
Kidsmeal's musical roots and upbringing have made him a massive part of the Nashville subculture and influential in the underground hip-hop and electronic community. He is a founding member and resident of Nashville's premier monthly hip-hop / mash-up event, "Mashville" that originated in 2007. Shacklock has also been at the forefront of the visual art community; collaborating with the illustrious Workforce Rebellion crew. He has been a pioneer of the local music and art scene from the start, and is now reaching audiences both nationally and abroad.
SUB SHANTI [Nashville, TN] Shanti Entertainment Group
Sub Shanti was created when two energetic young musicians were drawn together by the magic of music city, Nashville, TN. Following the signs from the Astral Daze lead to a release of a truly one-of-kind electronic global album Remover of Obstacles, blending Indian music & theory to an ever evolving electronic music revolution. The name Sub Shanti evolved from the transcendental experience that Dex and Saum feel when in the presence of banging bass from subwoofers (SUB) and peaceful melodies and instrumentals (Shanti).
Sub Shanti members include the cosmic minds of Dex and SaumG. On stage Dex bangs out beats and samples from the midi-controller. Only producing since ‘05, Dex has already composed a diverse repertoire of original melodies, beats, bleeps, and bass-lines; genre-bending anything from trip-hop, glitch, to dubstep. Saum G is an electronic producer of dance manifestations. He has an innate ability to bring his electronic techniques to life through a talent that is hard to match. In addition to his technical production abilities, Saum plays live cello at every performance. Saum studied with prestigious master Hans Jorgen Jensen at the Meadowmount School of Music, where Yo Yo Ma and other notable artists learned. If Sub Shanti isn’t lounging in their home studio’s, they are likely to be found rocking crowds.
With support from...
AXIS VS. DETRAMENTL
Presale tickets are available now for $12 and will be $15 at the door on the day of the show. This event is taking place at both The Mercy Lounge and Cannery Ballroom and will have music in three rooms.
MERCY LOUNGE & CANNERY BALLROOM
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN 37204
Phone # : (615) 251-3020