Music Ecology July 2011

Boston’s weekly Music Ecology event brings an exciting new lineup for July and announces the 2-year anniversary lineup!

July 19th

Kush Arora
Kush Arora has been sculpting sound in San Francisco and beyond for the past decade. He has branded his own signature imprint on bass driven music. All shades of Dub, Garage, Dancehall, and Indo-Caribbean influences merge into the unique genre known worldwide as Dread Bass. Intelligent yet driven, cultural and simultaneously resistant, the tunes walk the balance between the club and the studio, keeping motion in mind. With these futuristic stylings, Kush wears many hats all rooted in Dub and Electronica. These influences can be heard throughout his diverse,10-record discography. Active in SF, Kush is a member of Surya Dub which was awarded Best Club Night by SF Weekly for two consecutive years (2007-08) and has been at the center of the West Coast Dread Bass, Dubstep, and Electronica movement. Kush would find himself on the road frequently as ambassador for the Surya Dub Crew, opening for the likes of Flying Lotus, The Bug, SubSwara, Bassnectar, and Thievery Corporation.

Recent production work, has Kush remixing artists such as Elephant Man, Lady ChannBalkan Beat Box, Zion I, Nickodemus, and many more. In turn his tracks have been remixed by the likes of Rogue State, Eskmo, and England’s Steakhouse Crew. His work has caught attention of Pitchfork Mag, who referred to him as a “laptop musician extraordinaire.” BBC 1’s Mary Anne Hobbs dubbed his Brooklyn To SF release “a beautiful piece of work”. Recently, the “Voodoo Sessions” EP revealed a new dance and bass fueled injection into Kush Arora music combining African, Funky, and Bashment influences. This showcases the diversity of his sound system live Dub performances.


Mashing up idm, dubstep, hip hop, experimental, funk, drum and bass, jazz, techno and more, CacheFlowe creates genre-skewing electronic music that’s received acclaim from local and international press. Producing with a computer since 1996, he’s honed an original style that’s defined by stuttery, complex breakbeats, deep analog basslines, techno-flavored synths, organic instrumentation and contorted samples.

Working on the same laptop performance since early 2004, CacheFlowe’s live show is a fast-paced smorgasbord of chopped breakbeats and analog synths on 8 channels of audio. He bobs and weaves through an array of electronic genres and tempos, using nothing but sounds and loops from his own productions. Having recently added original audio-reactive visual projections to the live act, he quickly received the “Best Audio/Visual Performer” award from Denver’s esteemed Westword magazine.

Appearing on official record label releases alongside the likes of Daedelus, Starkey, Ladytron, Ulrich Schnauss, Mochipet, Twine, Machinedrum, ISAN, Submerged, Fog, and sharing the stage with Amon Tobin, edIT, Machinedrum, Dizzee Rascal, Mochipet, Jeff Parker (Tortoise), DJ Olive (MMW, Sonic Youth), Nels Cline (Wilco) and countless local talents, CacheFlowe continues to freak the beat in new and exciting ways.

July 19th – 2-year anniversary!

“Come celebrate our second birthday with us. We will be giving away CDs featuring many talented producers we have had the pleasure of hosting over the past 2 years. We will have awesome limited edition T-shirts and stickers available for sale (handcrafted locally by the one and only Mike Maker). There will be a gift bag raffle and many other amazing festivities!”

The guests of honor this year are Philadelphia’s…

Sonic Spank

SONIC SPANK was formed in early 2009 by Benjamin Karp & Ian McGuire. In 2010 they added drummer Scotty Zwang. The trio seamlessly blends House, Hip Hop, Drum & Bass, Jazz, Funk and Dubstep beats while incorporating live keyboard and guitar improvisation on top. Ben & Ian have been friends since Preschool and have collaborated on music since the beginning of High School which explains their undeniable chemistry on stage and innocent perversion. SONIC SPANK penetrates the line between the craft of DJing and virtuoso instrumental musicianship.

SONIC SPANK has already made appearances at regional clubs, parties, radio stations and festivals with an enthusiastic response from audiences. So far, SONIC SPANK has been billed with major national/international acts including The Disco Biscuits, Pretty Lights, Lotus, Crystal Method, The New Deal, Infected Mushroom, Pnuma Live PA and The Egg.

Additionally, Ian McGuire, Ben Karp & Scotty Zwang have collaborated onstage with members of The Disco Biscuits, Brothers Past, Lotus, Future Rock, Orchard Lounge, Biodiesel, KJ Sawka, Breakscience, The Pnuma Trio, Sonkin, Lo Life, RAQ, Calvin Weston and The Ally to name a few.​onicspank

DJ sets from our residents:
DJ Whatever
Furious Styles

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