If technology and music are your life, brace yourself- Moldover is about to reformat your soul. Hailed by 700,000 YouTube viewers as “The Godfather of Controllerism”, Moldover is a new breed of music icon. Combining the charisma of a rock star, the mad genius of a basement inventor, and the radical inclusiveness of the DIY internet generation, Moldover is “literally throwing away the rule book and reinventing the wheel” (Remix Magazine). Witness his balls-to-the-wall live show at a club, experience his multiplayer music installations at a festival, or pick up and play the “light theramin” packaging of his debut album and understand why the next paradigm for music is a one-man-brand called Moldover.
Vinyl Blight aims to breathe life into the Ragga-Jungle sound he grew up on by splicing it with newer techniques and noises.
He’s had the fortune to work with, remix and be remixed by some fantastic artists, including: Bongo Chilli; Mochipet; Kush Arora; MC Zulu; Liquid Stranger; and Jantsen. Vinyl Blight has been a DJ for over 10 years, primarily in the Ragga and DnB arena, but the past few years have seen the inclusion of Dancehall, IDM, Glitch Hop, Breakcore, and Dubstep. Vinyl Blight has been producing events for 5 years with local crews and tech-art communities in all types of venues, from homes to clubs to warehouses to deep in the woods. Some of the events he’s coordinated/co-organized have featured: Hobotech; Lorn; TechDiff; Ill Gates; Splatinum; Shpongle; Liquid Stranger; DFRNT; NastyNasty; Mochipet; Somatic Responses; Sickboy; Droon; Mark N; Kid Kameleon; DJ C; and Dev/Null.
Currently, he’s assisting Zebbler and Mistaker with the “No Tomorrow” monthly at Machine, Dabu with the roving local producer showcase “Links”, and occasionally Encanti as well, with the “Post Prosperity” monthly at the Tavern at the End of the World. This year he also curated the electronic music stages at the first Figment Boston. Vinyl Blight is responsible for the administration of Vermin Street.
The Serial Krusher was created as a two-headed audio/visual entity in late 2005 in Portland, OR, by Ian Lippincott and Rik Maihos (RIP). It started while experimenting with circuit-bent Nintendo games for use both in the music and live visuals, then moved into mashing up obscure horror and sci-fi movie samples. The sonic styles borrow from elements of 8-bit, drum n bass, idm, dubstep, and breakcore. Rik moved away before things really took off and since that time Ian has VJed for artists such as: Bit Shifter, Nullsleep, Machine Drum, Daedelus, the Flashbulb, Doormouse, Otto von Schirach, and Venetian Snares.
Sadly, Rik passed away in October of 2008 at 28 years old. Ian currently lives in Boston, works as a freelance graphic designer and just self-released his debut EP “A Show of Hands”.
Etheric Double Soundsystem
Experimental live pa experience, fusing a variety of music styles into a cohesive mix of sounds, commonly referred to as groove sorcery. Meant to awaken and inspire the listener to reconnect with their animalistic roots, the music of Etheric Double Soundsystem, though unorganic in nature, calls on us to abandon the confines of our industrial cages and embrace the primal archetypes within.
Pressplay (Funktion | Unhearduv.com)
A boston based DJ focusing on danceable synth leads surrounded by the dirtiest of bass lines. You will have a tough time standing still while listening to his carefully crafted mix sets which build slowly from the ground up, evenly distrubuting street-bass and purple-wow dubstep to your brain with hints of house, dnb, and drumstep mixed in.
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Heyoka AKA Andrei Olenev is a cosmic auditory scientist found in the Bay Area noosphere, who has been blowing minds with his sonic manipulations.
Muti Music first released Heyoka’s “Space Case EP” in 2008 and included him on their growing roster of talented artists. His albums ‘Whomp Gland & Pineal Dub’, ‘Gate Code’ and the all new ‘Marklar’ album in 2010 have shown that he is a producer consistently evolving his musical style while managing to maintain a signature sound that is distinctively ‘Heyoka’.
His early influences in Downtempo, Dub and IDM combined with midtempo dancefloor genres have helped create a very unique sound that combines relentless basslines, hip hop rhythms, dub vibes, and musicality and melody, all within an atmosphere of heavy psychedelia and alien dimensions. The response to his emergence so far has been overwhelming with Heyoka developing audiences and playing festivals from US to Canada and Australia.
Colorado’s Octopus Nebula has recently opened up on the scene, impressing audiences far and wide with their new style of music that blends elements of electronic, ambient, downtemps, breakbeat, rock, acid jazz, and ethereal grooves.
Originally formed in 2004, the current incarnation coalesced in 2008 and consists of Fleeb Thomas on bass, Robin Bloch on guitar, John Safarik on keys, and Dan Raasch on drums. These musicians have come together not only to inspire the dance floor (which they do on a regular basis), but also to spread positive vibrations through music.
The rise of Octopus Nebula has been swift and complete, as was evidenced at the first show they ever played together, a sold-out gig at Colorado’s famous Mishawaka Amphitheater with musical icons from across the pond, Shpongle and Ott. In addition to these two major names, Octopus Nebula has shared the stage with such heavy-hitters as the Disco Biscuits, Random Rab, Bluetech, Lotus, David Murphy (of STS9), Ana Sia, Eskmo, Boombox, Signal Path, EOTO, and RJD2.
Currently laying out the textured psychedelic grooves for their first album, Octopus Nebula shuns the formulaic in favor of a purely original sound, a gamble that has paid off in the long run for this talented quartet. The music refuses to be classified and, as a result, gives the sense that the members of Octopus Nebula are truly breaking new ground.
Lespecial (Live Band / http://www.myspace.com/lespecial)
Lespecial’s sound was once described as a bus carrying Les Claypool’s band crashing into J-Dilla’s studio, and others have pulled names like Radiohead and Medeski Martin and Wood in an attempt to pin down this trio’s unique sound. No matter which of their myriad influences you choose to compare them too, the unavoidable fact is that lespecial is attempting… to tap into a raw and primitive rhythmic interlock to create a universally accesible groove that gets people on their feet and into the street.
lespecial has played a heroic amount of live shows given their young age, and have shared the stage with acts like Bob Marley’s the Wailers, Dead Prez, George Clinton, RAQ, Fishbone, the Breakfast, the Wood Brothers, Hot Buttered Rum, Max Creek, Ryan Montbleau, and even performed with members of Medeski Martin and Wood and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
ELECTRONICAnonymous (Jules of Higher Organix /http://soundcloud.com/electronicanonymous)
ELECTRONICAnonymous is the EDM brain-child of Jules Jenssen. 1/3 of underground dance-fusion power trio HiGHER ORGANiX , Jules has been playing music since he was 8 years old, first dabbling in piano, then embracing the drums as his musical voice. Heavily rooted in traditional band style rock music, (Floyd, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Phish, all his father’s bands, etc..) Jules found electronic music as a pre-teen and immediately was drawn to carefully sculpted, evolving beats, throbbing bass, and euphoric synthetic sound design. Although he didn’t start making electronic music for years, he continued to integrate the theory into his drumming and live band. In the summer of 2008, Jules dove head first into the world of EDM production and nocturnal sleep cycles, making everything from electro-house, to dubstep, to krunk – -& styles yet-unnamed. Having already shared the stage with OTT, Sub Swara, Bluetech, Dub War NYC and Psylab, to name a few, the anonymous might not be unknown for long…
Originally founded in Boston in 2005 by saxophonist Aaron Burnett and drummer Greg “TORCH” Sgrulloni, Sistine Criminals is a live experience like no other whether fully acoustic or plugged in. The music is a fusion of modern electronic dance genres such as drum n bass, house, dubstep, IDM, and hip-hop with the creative/intellectual influences of jazz, classical, and world music. The Sistine Criminals strive to successfully emulate the vibe of a live DJ while simultaneously producing the intensity and chemistry that can only exist between a live group of musicians.
Sistine Criminals is based in Brooklyn and is currently active in the underground party and live music scene in New York City.
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