featuring TWO rooms of music with performances by:
DJ SOLO ** POSITIVE VIBR8IONS ** WHITE RABBIT
MISTER MAC ** MOHAWK ** BRANDON B
SHAWN GASTON ** SWEETS ** HODJ ** TAPES
at the Koken Art Factory
$10 at the door ($3 minor surcharge)
$5 pre sale tickets available at:
Doors open at 8pm on Saturday, April 21, 2012
Body painting by Drew Digital (STL's UV Expert as dubbed by Loyal Family)...
with support from:
$5/body (possibly free if you go topless ;))
**************** DJ SOLO *****************
Half electronic bass-head, half punk-rocker-anarchist, and all around mad scientist, Chicago's own DJ SOLO is way more than just a "DJ". Currently making big waves in the dubstep/drumstep and bass music scene, SOLO continually raises the bar with his own cross-breed of turntablism and controlerism techniques, high energy live performances that have been known to include guitar playing, rapping, singing, live drumming, video DJ sets, original bootlegs and remixes, and guaranteed face melting or your money back!!!
SOLO is a member of Los Angeles based crew SOUL ASSASSINS (Cypress Hill, House of Pain, Mr. Cartoon), as well as the Champaign/Urbana IL electronic music crew Chalice Dubs. Aside from his track record in the hip-hop game, producing for, touring and working with such acts as The Wu Tang Clan (GZA, RZA, Raekwon, Killah Priest), Everlast, Maroon 5, Planet Asia, and a host of LA's finest, he has continued to push into the future, supporting EDM acts such as Skrillex, Figure, Vaski, Borgore, and Die Antwoord.
As a result of his festival touring, he now also has a foot in the electronic/jam-band scene, having done tours opening for Boombox, and Big Gigantic, and doing heavy electronic remixes for Chicago locals Umphrey's McGee, Cornmeal, and even had Jaik Willis perform vocals to his song "Mile In My Shoes" live at a contest gig to play at North Coast Festival!
SOLO continues to produce original multi-genre BASS music, experiment and innovate the current state of DJ technology, and bring a message of love, light and awakening to the people through rebellious music of all genres.||<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
*************** Positive Vibr8ions ***************
A fusion of US and UK sound, Positive Vibr8ions realizes the accessible side of electronic bass music. The music of Pos Vi8es is an experience in sound and energy, which drive to vibr8 their listeners to a higher, uplifted state. The Pos Vi8e sound explores electronic music of a variety of tempos and types, so long as it encapsulates their listeners in an ebb an flow of intense, mellifluous vi8es.
Positive Vibr8ions are the founders of the Chalice Dubs collective, which among many activities, produce Champaign-Urbana's monthly Chalice Dubs Masquerade.
Pos Vi8es have shared the stage with Pretty Lights, Eoto, Umphrey's McGee, Skrillex, Figure, Vaski, LMFAO, Marty Party, Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki, Midnight Conspiracy, Babylon System, Phaded, Zmick, Broken Note, and 6Blocc to name a few. They have played Summer Camp Music Festival the last two years and will be playing again this year!!!
*************** White Rabbit ***************
Madman of the Chalice Dubs crew, White Rabbit has been described as "having more energy and raw power then Zeus on Mount Olympus, he commands the movements of the crowd with his pure will power will pouring his spirit on the audience with a spot of madness I have never seen before. "
*************** Mister Mac ****************
From exclusive affairs held at California's swankiest poolside lounges to the Midwest's notorious all-night warehouse parties to Miami Beach's massive 50,000+ person outdoor festivals to the deepest underground clubs of Tokyo, Japan, veteran jock Mister Mac (aka Scotty Mac) has been commanding the wheels of steel now for nearly two decades, spreading his highly infectious brand of multi-genre melding vibe that leaves devastated dancefloors both large and small chanting "One more! One more! One more!"
As a trusted favorite of the Midwest EDM scene, Mac is regularly called upon to take musical control of the night or to share the stage with many of the world's leading dance music talents. He was voted a two time winner and recently nominated for the 6th year in a row as Saint Louis' "Best DJ" in his homebase city's Riverfront Times as well as earning the coveted "Readers' Choice Award" for the same title. Mac now sets his sights on uncharted dancefloors to spread the sonic love to virgin ears as well as versed dance music aficionados alike.
His crates are deep and his seasoned knowledge of what engages and moves a crowd is even deeper. He's known for an ever-evolving, yet signature sound that's comprised of old school classics, new school bombs, all killer, no filler, plus healthy doses of groovin' percussion, smoked-out keys, organic vibes, quirky basslines, exotic rhythms and those unexpected left-turn rarities that come flying straight out of nowhere. Genre shmanraif it's hot and it feels right then it's in the mix. From the smooth and seductive to downright jumpin' n' bumpin', Mac expertly crafts the entire experience into a seamless, diverse, eclectic journey that's custom built for your mind, body and soul. Be sure to dress to get down and prepare to sweat because this is the good stuff baby!||
*************** The Mohawk ****************
The Mohawk is a Saint Louis based dj/producer. If you haven't guessed it from his name, the man likes mohawks. He's been rockin' one for over eight years and it currently stands at one foot tall. His love for electronic music, poking people in the eye, and affiliation with Nasty Rumor began in early 2005. Since his discovery of dubstep and the trigger finger, Mohawk became predominately an Ableton DJ, but now has made the switch to vinyl. His prior gigs include opening sets for Borgore, Skism, Dub Gabriel, Bombaman, Lazer Sword, Phaded, Claw and Richie August of Hulk, Trillbass, Reso, High Rankin, Mark Instinct, Cyberoptics, J.Rabbit, NastyNasty, Hellfire Machina and more.
With influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Nine Inch Nails, The Mohawk is one of the darker dubstep artists to have risen from St. Louis. With his efforts not going unnoticed, he was nominated in the 2010 Riverfront Times Music Awards along side Heezy for "Best DJ" in Saint Louis. Outside the club scene, he helped create the Dubstep Fiesta Tent during the summer of 2010 at the festival known as Schwagstock. Back in the studio, he began doing radio in early 2010 and is a founding member of "The Wrek Sessions" on Electrolouis.com internet radio, which was just nominated in the 2011 Riverfront Times Music Awards for "Best Residency/Weekly". As one of the eldest members in St. Louis's hardest working crew, Nasty Rumor, Mohawk lives, eats, sleeps and breathes music, making him one of Midwest's finest acts.
************* Sweets *******************
Sweets is Tony Gallo, a Producer/Dj/Promoter living in St. Louis, MO USA. Resident Dj for Sex+STL, Sweets' live sets consist of funky, bass-infused tracks carefully selected to increase your desire to dance.
His Successful monthly party, Smoove!, features fun and energetic djs selected locally and from around the region. He is also part of Underground Party Crew Gateway Athletic Disco.
In 2005 Gallo started a netlabel, Betamod, to distribute a diverse selection of independent electronic music for free download. Betamod continues to be vital part of the netlabel community.
Gallo has been producing music and djing for over 10 years and his productions cover many genres including electro, 8-bit, and moombahton.
His "moombahbooty" remixes of classic 90's booty house tracks have been blowing up the blog-o-sphere the past two months. Sweets has opened for acts such as Miike Snow, Sazon Booya, OTT, Tim Zawada and many more.
********** Tapes **********************
With well over a decade behind the decks this DJ is well adept at rocking any type of party.
Tapes started collecting records at the age of 14, over the years he accumulated a large arsenal of everything
from classic house and techno tracks to hip-hop, downtempo and rare groove jams. Expect the unexpected with this DJ.
Not one to stay faithful to any one genre or style Tapes always works completely on the fly never planning
out his mixes, always reading crowds. These days Tapes holds down a monthy residency called Smoove at
The Handlebar with fellow DJ Sweets and other guests from across the midwest bringing the best in everything
from house to juke to moombahton. He is also part of Gateway Athletic Disco, a crew that strives to bring the true
underground warehouse party scene back to the STL.
Koken Art Factory (View)
2500 Ohio st.
Saint Louis, MO 63104