Semi-Circle - April 28th - w/ Adam Jay, DJ Shiva, Arthur Oskan (Live), Terrence
+++ADAM JAY+++[Chroma, Kombination Research - Indianapolis, IN]+++
As a producer, Adam Jay has taken the global techno scene by the throat with continuous output on the most respected labels worldwide. He has toured the world as a DJ and live performer on 5 continents and 20 countries. Dave Clarke dubbed him as "an undisputed hero in techno" (Whitenoise Radio July 31, 2010)
Best known for his releases on renowned labels such as Pornographic, Primate, Kombination Research, Zync, as well as Ben Sims' own Theory Recordings, Adam's sound can be best defined as soul infused techno with constant movement and motion. With more than 50 twelve-inch vinyl releases to his name, Adam's musical palette as a producer extends well into his selections as a DJ, earning him a bimonthly residency in 2008 at the renowned Tokyo club Studio Cube 326.
Constantly pushing to refine his sound, Adam's own Chroma label was founded in 2010 and represents a modern take on up-front techno with purpose.
Countries Toured as DJ and Live Performer:
Australia, Austria, Brazil, Japan, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Mexico, Canada, Czech Republic, Belgium, Italy, Israel, Slovenia, United Kingdom, and coast to coast in the U.S.A.
Magazine Write Ups:
URB, Mixmag, Mixer, Musik UK, XLR8R, BPM Culture, Nuvo, Now Toronto
+++DJ SHIVA+++[Chroma, Slap Jaxx, Gynoid Audio - Indianapolis, IN]+++
DJ Shiva could talk about her childhood musical endeavors, but songflute was her first instrument, and who really cares about songflute?
She started spinning records 17 years ago because spinning dinner plates on sticks for the circus required too much coordination.
Occasionally she makes her own techno tunes and they end up on labels like Chroma, Slap Jaxx and Gynoid Audio, but more often she watches Netflix with her cat.
She would endeavor for musical stardom, but figuring obscurity more likely, she stopped caring about writing bios that sounded snooty and professional and just decided to remind people that the key to being a good DJ is always wearing pants.
+++ARTHUR OSKAN (Live)+++[Thoughtless/Beretta - Toronto, Canada]+++
As a teenager, Arthur Oskan began immersing himself in a variety of musical styles. During this time he listened to and soaked in information about studio gurus like Georgio Moroder, Vince Clark and Alan Wilder, and industrial bands such as Nitzer Ebb, Cetu Javu, and Front 242. In his quest to quench his appetite for synthetic music he eventually purchased his own EPS Sampler, a TR-606 drum machine, a Roland JX3P and a 4-Track. These early years of training proved invaluable as they provided him with a solid foundation for his budding studio prowess.
By the mid-nineties, following a brief period producing for and performing with Toronto industrial and techno acts, he began recording a series of studio sessions under the pseudonym Auracle. Years later, these very same live studio sets were re-distributed and caught the attention of local event promoters. Armed with his growing collection of analog relics and a 24 channel mixing desk, Oskan dropped incredible sets for several underground events during this time. As time went on, he introduced a more percussive edge to his synthesizer lines and drum programming. By the end of the decade, he had found his place among a solid group of Toronto electronic music producers and DJs, and he was performing with both local and international talent alike.
Also exciting has been the acclaim given to his recent work by several of the world's top dj's and producers Funk D'Void, Los Hermanos, Chymera, and Fabric Lig. His "Resolutions" EP topped Alan Oldham's chart for Tresor (Berlin), and his nine-minute long "Forever" as Myers Briggs, appeared on John Digweed's "Transmission Vol. 4". The track has been widely celebrated by James Holden, Nic Fanciulli, and Argentine great, Hernan Cattaneo. As one of Toronto's leading live acts, Oskan has performed alongside such international artists including Omar S, Troy Pierce, Heartthrob, Alex Under and Someone Else. He continues to perform live and produce music for several labels, and is now working with Fabric London's publishing arm to further grow his international exposure.
+++TERRENCE PARKER+++[Intangible - Detroit, MI]+++
Detroit has been credited as one of the Soul Music capitals of the world, spawning legendary artists like The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross just to name a few. In the mid 1980s, Detroit's Underground Music Movement brought rise to artists such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Blake Baxter, Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes, UR, Jeff Mills, and a host of others. But unlike the aforesaid names, Terrence Parker has also established himself as a producer, remixer and DJ of the classic sound of Detroit House Music, and is known as a pioneer of the Inspirational / Gospel House movement!
As a DJ, Terrence Parker (known to many as "TP") has become legendary for his quite uncommon yet skillful turntablism style of playing House Music. TP has also become widely admired because he uses an actual telephone handset as headphones; causing some to give him the nick name, "Telephone Man". Others call him the "Telephone Man" because he has answered the CALL to bring us music to feed our souls!
TP has performed as a DJ in 25 countries (in 200 hundred cities) throughout the world. These events range from night clubs (large and small) to music festivals with more that 100,000 people. Since 1988, TP has released more than 100 recordings on various labels, and has had top 20 hits with his songs "Love's Got Me High", "The Question" and albums like "Detroit After Dark" in the U.K., The Netherlands, Germany, and France.
Terrence's high quality of music productions, remixes, and DJ skill have been recognized by organizations such as the Detroit Historical Museum's History of Techno International Exhibit, and Indiana State University's Department Of African American Music And Culture. TP's collective musical works and pioneering efforts have been recognized as a valuable contribution to Detroit's music history, as well as the International History Dance Music.
TP's incredible DJing talents have been heard on Channel 955 FM's "The Pulse" (Detroit's No # 1 Pop/Urban FM Radio Station), featured DJ on FM 98 WJLB's "Club Insomnia" Mix Show, and Detroit FM powerhouse 107.5 FM WGPR. Furthermore, TP produces several DJ mix shows and podcasts (including The Inspirational House Mix Show), which can be heard on FM, Internet, and Satellite/Digital Radio stations in various parts of Europe and Asia.
Terrence is also a well respected remixer. His remix projects include such popular artists as Kelly Rowland, Vickie Winans, Lyfe Jennings, Michelle Williams, Trinitee 5:7, Omarion feat. Bow Wow, Aaron Carl, Tiffany Evans feat Ciara, Wyclef feat Akon, Beyonce & Shakira, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Shaun Escoffery, Ce Ce Winans, Dr. Charles Hayes & The Cosmopolitan Church Of Prayer Choir, Amerie, Chris Brown, Anointed Pace Sisters, Upper Street, and many more.
Terrence has also been busy working on his own projects with artists like Coco Street which are featured on TP's digital music label called Parker Music Works! In addition to TP's first label venture known as Intangible Records, TP's music has also been released on labels such as Studio K7 (Germany), Network/Six6 (UK), KMS (USA), Simply Soul (USA), Deconstruction (UK), Superb Ent. (Japan), as well as major labels Universal, EMI, Virgin, and Sony/BMG.
+++RONIN SELECTA w/ MC BOMBSCARE+++[BangTech 12 - Detroit, MI]+++
Ronin Selecta is the headlining Drum and Bass Dj representing Bangtech 12. Aaren aka Ronin Selecta comes from a long line of musicians. Almost all of his family plays at least one instrument. His grandfather is a Chinese Classical musician and has taught some of the bigger virtuosos in classical music today. Aaren's own teachings began when he six years old with the piano. From there he took on the saxophone and the drums as well as the electric, acoustic and stand up bass. With these talents, he performed live music for many years in many different groups and music genres. These include Blues, Funk, Rock, R & B, Soul and Fusion Jazz. Aaren has also been involved with a folk music project and sound design for live theatre. With such diversity, it is no surprise that he has worked with Gillian Eaton from the London Royal Shakespeare Co.
In 1995, Ronin Selecta was introduced to Jungle. From that moment, he has taken this genre of music to the limits. Performing at full scale events, parties and night clubs from coast to coast including Groovetech in San Francisco to CBGB's in New York as well as holding down many residencies over the years including the Labyrynth, Motor Lounge, Tonic, The Magic Stick and the longest running D & B night in Michigan which was "Breakbeat Etiquette" at the Carbon Lounge. In 2005, Ronin started a new Residency at the Necto in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This was the legendary Hydro night that ended in August of 2007.
Aaren has many accomplishments locally and Nationwide. In 2000, he performed at the inaugural D.E.M.F. as the first Drum and Bass Headliner. He was cited as the youngest performer to grace the stages of Hart Plaza. To follow up this performance, Aaren compiled and recorded "Unity Gain" Michigan's First and Only all D & B compilation featuring 14 exclusive tracks all on one cd all mixed from acetate dubs. Some of the songs on this release were exclusive tracks from Soundmurderer and SK-1 (Todd Osborn and Tadd Mullinix.) The acetate dub plates were cut by the legendary Ron Murphy at NSC. The papers reviewed it and again complimented him on success awarding him four stars. Following the 2006 D.E.M.F. the Detroit Free Press heralded Ronin Selecta as "The Highlight of the First Day of the Festival." From 1997 to the present day, Ronin Selecta has been a Dj for Rewind! Records which is headed by Todd Osborn. Ronin only performs under this label when he is playing their style of Ragga Mashup Jungle. His other current project began in 2005 where Aaren is a host for Sociopathdnb on Bassdrive Radio which is the number one online Drum and Bass Radio Station. The show was started alongside Dj Temulent from the Ohm Resistance / Obliterati record label, and still today continues to help expose and break new artists in the Drum and Bass global scene.
+++PROJECT 313 (Live)+++[Blank Code - Detroit, MI]+++
Project 313 is the collaboration of Detroit based DJ's & producers, Chad Parraghi aka CFX and Nick Bien. They each made their debut mixing vinyl in the 1990s at a number of underground events and nightclubs internationally. In 2007 they joined forces and created Project 313.
As a live act, Project 313 has shared the stage with artists such as Regis, Dan Bell, Function, James Ruskin, Joel Mull, Ben Sims, Christian Wunsch, Radial, Mark Broom, Tim Xavier and many more. In 2008 they made their debut on D-records with "Border Patrol" on the Movement 08 Compilation. Chad and Nick are currently working on a number of new releases for their own Blank Code label releasing early 2012.
+++LEGAL ALIEN+++[The Struggle - Detroit, MI]+++
DJ Legal Alien is a jungle/drum'n'bass DJ from Detroit with almost 15 years of experience. While he spans several sub-genres, he's best known for that smooth liquid jazzy and vocal influenced flavor of dnb his fans have come to love.
Originally hailing from Russia and now residing in Detroit, Gary Givental aka Legal Alien has always had an inclination for music. With piano teachers, band conductors and many other family predecessors in the study of music, it was only a matter of time before Gary G. found a way to express himself musically.
In the mid-nineties, discovering the electronic dance music scene in Detroit led him to purchase a used DJ rig and to start experimenting with playing records. Regularly attending events in the burgeoning Detroit scene put him on a steep learning curve. Quickly solidifying his passion for Drum & Bass, Gary G started out playing at small house parties and at Solar in the Blind Pig (Ann Arbor), kicking off his DJing career.
In 1998, unhappy with the direction that much of the culture was heading in, and wanting to see D&B better represented in Detroit, Gary expressed an interest in influencing change more directly. This struck a chord with U of M Engineering schoolmate Shane, and on a whim, the two founded the Detroit production company PLURkids. Event production gave an entirely new meaning to the music, and Gary re-dedicated his efforts to DJing. This paid off with a series of influential gigs for the newly christened "Legal Alien" (the name is a play on words, referring to his heritage as a first-generation US citizen), as he earned the respect and support of clubbers and partiers alike, both in Michigan and out-of-state.
In 2001, this respect widened with his selection as one of the only D&B artists at the 2001 Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) - and the only local one. Artist selection was made prior to the controversial firing of artistic director Carl Craig, and Gary's comments were even in print. Gary had truly arrived, and his DJ set at the festival garnered a large early crowd.
Evolving from a Techstepper sound, Legal Alien has diversified his record selection to include many variations of jungle and drum & bass. Playing everything from atmospheric/intelligent DnB, to jazzy rollers and steppers, to funky hardstep/techstep, oldschool and everything that's got that funk, Legal Alien has developed quite a repertoire - and the skills necessary to destroy a dancefloor. Consistently providing a jazz/funk/hip-hop influenced flavor, Legal Alien continues to challenge and educate listeners with his smooth record selection. These days, much the sound you hear from Gary can be found on labels such as Intercom, Hospital Records, Defunked, Creative Source, and Phuturistic Bluez.
From 2001 to 2003 Gary and fellow Junglists Matt Clarke, Ronin Selecta and Kruse Kontrol continued pushing the boundaries of D&B at Detroit's only drum & bass weekly, Breakbeat Etiquette at Carbon Lounge in Hamtramck. Breakbeat Etiquette was for a long time the most successful DNB weekly in Detroit, bringing many cutting edge artists like Tech Itch, DJ Storm, Red One, London Electricity, and many other US and international DJs from all over the world.
As BBE wrapped up, GaryG took a step away from the limelight, and eventually teamed up with a few local DJs to be a part of Metro Detroit Beatology - an online DJ radio-station.
In 2009, Legal Alien re-emerged once again to head up the dancefloor with his signature blend of jazzy liquid rollers and smooth jams as part of The Struggle - a group of local DJs running a monthly free event, Recession, at Oslo. It's here that Gary has made a solid come-back with a re-newed fan-base, and gigs lined up both online and across town.
2012 is already turning out to be an exciting new year, as Legal Alien has started up his own podcast at http://djlegalalien.podomatic.com/ and hopes to eventually put out his own produced work.
+++PARANORMAL TEK+++[Detroit Paranormal Society - Detroit, MI]+++
DPS's own Paranormal Tek (real name Phil Schlosser) has been immersed in music creation & performance since a very young age. Exposed to music by his father (a professional guitarist, bassist & drummer) the flame of music caught on very early in his life and has subsequently became a lifelong passion. Originally trained on Electric Guitar in the early 1990s (and programming his father's drum machine to play along with, the Roland TR-909); Phil captured his creative edge lightning fast, right away his peers began to realize Phil was somewhat of a prodigy. Within two years he formed his own punk rock band "Wicked Paradise", in which he played guitar & lead vocals (along with his brother on drums & close friend on bass), they went on to record demos & pass them around which lead to an array of local gigs eventually playing in front of his whole Jr High School.
In his Freshmen year of High School (98') Phil jumped in a car full of crazy kids en route to a Detroit rave party where he arrived shortly later at the then abandoned "East Town Theatre" in Detroit, MI - full of thousands of people; he instantly fell in love with the techno sound. Within weeks he purchased his own Synth, 909, 505, Sampler & DJ setup. Two yrs later (after an array of mixtapes & live projects) Phil started to receive attention from local promoters & began to perform at local raves, as a DJ & live act. This led to him producing his own events & after a few years of evolution in taste & knowledge eventually this evoled into the current "Detroit Paranormal Society" project. His twin brother Matthew (also known as Faze) was also somewhat of a musical prodigy, forming a popular Michigan hip hop group "Blue Le'goon" in which Phil produced much of the material for. In this project they worked with such hip hop greats as Copywrite, C-Ray Walz, Cryptic One of the Atoms Family, Canibus, RA the Rugged Man, Raekwon & Planet Asia just to name a few.
As a promoter in general Phil has brought over 50 events to the City of Detroit, displaying & playing alongside such artists as Tim Xavier, Joey Beltram, Richard Devine, Evol Intent, Gridlok, Ben Sims, Function, John Selway, Neil Landstrumm, Steve Stoll, Woody McBride, Drumcell, Robert Hood, Urban Tribe, James Pennington, Phoenecia, Tony Rohr, Scan 7, Ultradyne, Kyle Geiger, The Flashbulb, Dietrich Schoenemann, Anthony Shake Shakir, UR, Arthur Oskan, Nigel Richards, Bryan Zentz, Dustin Zahn & many many more. On his upcoming event he has lined up with the infamous "Minus Records" to bring Germany's JPLS to the City of Detroit alongside special guest Skoozbot (Plus 8/M-nus), in which Phil is slated to open for the Minus artists. As a freelance artist he has been invited to play all over the State of Michigan, as well as Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri - Hamilton, London & Toronto Canada; not to mention notable Festival performances such as the Midwest's massive "Underground Sound" Cave gathering (to name one).
Although keeping most of his material exclusive for live manipulation at play dates over the years, Phil is also slated to release an EP this year on Woody McBride's "Communique Records" as well as a EP on Plus 8 Legend Himadri's "Switch Records" imprint. Now approaching the 7th year of producing events under DPS brand & 11th year of producing events & performing in general, Phil's career has come full circle by being invited to play one the seminal Festivals that originally influenced him deeply over 10 years ago, Detroit's World Renowned "Movement: Electronic Music Festival", which has seen upwards of 300,000 people per year from techno enthusiasts around the globe.
+++IMMERSE+++[Burst Radio/Division X - Detroit, MI]+++
For over a decade, Immerse has brought his unique blend of electronic music to North America and Europe. Ukrainian, but born and raised in metro Detroit, Immerse believes that electronic music is music that is meant to be experienced, not just heard. Classically trained in piano and vocals since a young age, he believes a true electronic experience is a cross-genre journey, exploring how the deep rhythms of techno can seamlessly coexist with the melodic symphonies of trance, or the dirty bass of electro.
Never tied down to just one genre of electronic music, Immerse has brought countless rhythms and melodies to people across the US, Canada, and Europe. Realizing that many DJ sets tend to be monotonous, Immerse strives to keep things fresh and innovative by incorporating the unexpected to provide a true journey through electronic music, from samples and live percussion, to live vocals and live PA's, creating a truly unique atmosphere. These qualities have found their way into the studio, where a vast array of projects are currently underway.
2011 has seen Immerse signed to Division X Records for his original productions and live PA's. In February of this year, he also co-found BurstRadio.net, a Detroit based 24 hour EDM station, where he holds a residency.
+++GARRETT DILLON+++[Dystopian Rhythm/Burst Radio/PKU - Detroit, MI]+++
In the mid 90's, Garrett Dillon fell in love with electronic music via acts like The Prodigy, Aphex Twin, Autechre, and Underworld. In 1997 he attended his first warehouse rave in Detroit and immediately fell in love with the pounding kick drums and dark synths of techno.
Soon after, Garrett (more commonly known as Dillon) purchased his first set of Technics 1200s and a Vestax mixer. Within months he was playing gig after gig and quickly building a fanbase. Naturally, the promoting bug bit next and he organized his first event in 1998. He has since promoted nearly 50 underground events in and around Detroit.
In the early 2000's Dillon teamed up with local DJ Alastair Todd to form a label focusing on the hard tribal sounds of European techno. Around this time he started to play events across North America, from Toronto to Miami. The duo also performed together as a tag team, mixing everything from funky tribal to brutal industrial, while utilizing outboard effects and loop recorders (well before simply pressing a button in Traktor automatically did these tasks for you).
After a brief break from the scene, Dillon resurfaced as a performer and promoter, throwing what many called "the best Detroit party of 2011". His performances began to bridge the gap between DJ and live performance, utilizing MIDI controllers, Maschine and a host of effects to dismantle, rebuild and recreate music on the fly. 2012 will also see the rebirth of Garrett Dillon as a producer, and the launch of his record label "Dystopian Rhythm", co-founded with Margin Walker. Several high profile names are slated to be released on the label, along with Dillon's own production.
+++J. GARCIA & JAY RAMSEY+++[House Gallery - Detroit, MI]+++
Garcia began mixing music on a belt drive gemini turntable, a cd walkman, a casette player and a cheep-ass Radio Shack mixer back in 1994. Although he didn't really have the tools, he knew Dj'ing was for him. He played any house party when given the chance. Hip Hop was his genre of choice back then. It was what they listened to. On the weekends, going to the club was fun, but he couldn't find the underground sound and culture he was searching for.
In 1998 he was finally blessed with the only turntable ment to Dj upon, the 1200! It was also the year he got his first piece of production gear. a Roland Mc-303. Coincidentally, 1998 was the year he discovered what House and Techno music really was. He would go to the legendary Motor Lounge and warehouse parties every week, sometimes multiple times a week just to catch the acts coming to town. Dj's and producers that influenced him included Richie Hawtin, Derrick May, Terrence Parker, Jeff Mills, Alan Oldham, Magda, Fred Giannelli, Swayzak, Twonz, Stacy Pullen, Mike Huckaby, Rob Hood, Dj Sneak, Johnny Fiasco, Lego
Since then, he's held a couple of residencies in the suburbs of Detroit. Most notably, Tonic Nightclub in Pontiac, Mi. during the summer of 01. In 2006 he began promoting and doing sound for Proof Lounge in Detroit. Since the owners prefered House music, he booked Terrence Parker as the Saturday night weekly Dj. On Friday nights he booked just about every House Dj in the city. House music quickly became his preference. In early 07 he began his Friday night Dj residency there with Josh Surma. Their sets ranged from Deep House and Jackin Chicago House to Tech House and Minimal depending on the crowd. Around that time (after TP had moved to Las Vegas) the House Gallery had started up and occupied the Saturday night slot with Garcia running the sound. Both held their residencies until Proof closed their doors in December of 09. Soon after Proof closing, House Gallery officially welcomed Garcia into the crew and planning began for HG to spread their wings.
Jay Ramsey has been musically influenced starting as a kid playing horns of all types but specializing in Sax. Jazz was his music of choice being taught by one of the best, a man who played with Al Hirt and is now currently a music teacher for the University of Michigan.
Jay became involved with House music 5 years ago as a way to escape the harsh reality's of the negative things happening in his life. Being new to the scene he was influenced by the deep west cost style of Miguel Migs, Blue Six, Joshua Heath, DJ MFR and also being able to work with and watch MAJOR influences like Terrance Parker, Delano Smith, Jerry the Cat, Norm Tally, Mike Huckaby and others helped him to see what the REAL meaning of House music was and how it could release you. He will tell you to this day whole heartedly the House music has saved his life, and mean it.
Jay started an experiment during his beginnings to see how House music has moulded him by creating a House music station on Pandora called "House Music for the Soul: Baghdad Cafe" and it quickly became the number one House station 2 years running. Now 5 years later it still remains one of the top 5 station with the #2 station being a complete duplicate of his station.
In 2007 Jay and Adam Francesconi teamed up to create House Gallery as a way of playing various forms of House Music and showcasing Detroit's best DJ's. For just over a year Adam and Jay have been playing soulful, funky, jackin' house along with their own re-edits Saturdays at Proof Lounge in Detroit. Not only will you hear deep house sets but impromptu live sets from Diamondancer can be heard at House Gallery events on occasion.
+++MAX TKACZ+++[Motech Records - UK/Detroit, MI]+++
Max Tkacz was a convert to the enchantment of electronic music at an early age. Growing up in the UK (now based out of Detroit), Tkacz was initially drawn into the realm of electronic music through dance music, and like many others, his tastes within the genre refined themselves with age and he soon discovered his passion for Deep House, Tech House and Techno.
After listening to the music he loved for a few years, Tkacz decided that he wanted to move beyond just being a listener and become an active participant in the production of electronic music. In his early teens, he purchased his very first mixer and began studying the production and DJ styles of producers he admired. Through a series of events, founded both in persistence and chance, Tkacz found himself in touch with the movers and shakers in the Detroit dance music scene and was soon initiated into the world of Detroit electronic music and DJ culture by DJ'ing local electronic music radio shows.
Though his ascension and education through the various levels of electronic music has been rapid, the values and original principles of the culture of which he is now a part of are not lost. Max Tkacz, at 18 years of age, is now a part of Motech Records, a collaborative of worldwide artists whose common ground is electronic music. Blending in perfectly with Motech's everyman image, Tkacz is ready to introduce himself, formally of course, to the world electronic music scene.
His debut "Eclectics" EP on Motech recieved support from heavy hitters like Paco Osuna, DVS1 and Dave Clarke on his whitenoise podcast. He is now in the process of working on further productions due out in 2012.
+++ADAM CARUSO+++[Then And Now - Detroit, MI]+++
Once part of the legendary San Francisco A.M. Crew and PLURkids Detroit, Adam has made thousands of people groove into the night with his West Coast-influenced house sets. With over 15 years in the music game, Adam is now a resident DJ for THEN & NOW PRODUCTIONS. Focusing a little more on the Tech-House style, Adam continues to fill the dance floor and showcase the depth of his crate. His recent appearance at the Partykidz Productions 12 Year Anniversary Party had us begging for more - come see what all the fuss is about!
+++DJ ABROL+++[Detroit, MI]+++
Deepankar Abrol, a.k.a DJ Abrol, was born on June 28, 1978. Originally from New Delhi, India, he was a young upstart in the music industry known for his ability to read people, taking them to a never ending energetic journey beyond any expectations. After playing Tribal and Progressive House for over a decade, he has turned his likes to Big Room Tech House and Techno Music.
He started to learn to DJ when he was just a teenager. Soon, his friends found out that he wasn't an average kid with dreams of becoming a DJ, but one with talent, skills, and a five star potential of becoming the face of the cutting-edge scene. His choice of tracks makes him unique. These are not just tracks being played and mixed, but a journey that takes you on a hell of a ride.
In 1999 Abrol and DJ Golz made themselves a household name by co-founding and promoting Delhi's Monthly underground night affair: the "REVERENCE". Nurturing a techno-suave crowd, robust baselines, airy melodies, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, "REVERENCE" became the talk of the town with the most cutting-edge music in multiple cities in India. These "REVERENCE" gigs, where Abrol and Golz played from doors open to door close consistently, sold out for its entire four year span, becoming just one of their many success stories.
After holding numerous residencies and providing music for elite fashion shows, movie premieres, and rocking various clubs around India, DJ Abrol decided to move to the US in 2003 to explore the international dance music scene. It was not long before his name started to rise in the local scene as he hammered practically every venue in town. After playing at several clubs in Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, and Washington, DJ Abrol decided to settle in Detroit. A new name in the Detroit Music scene, DJ Abrol is one to remember already. His technical skills are envied by many, and his passion for music is manifest by experiencing one of his gigs.
His tunes vary from meaningful vocals to groovy tech, from rumbling progressive basslines to tribal, all the way to high energy techno, creating a musical palette that's diverse and fluid.
+++Margin Walker+++[Dystopian Rhythm - Detroit, MI]+++
Margin Walker got his start in 1999 under a different name and different genre. After a long break, he's back on the decks to deliver a set of deep dub techno.
9:00pm - 5:00am
$10 before 11:00pm
We will have a non-perishable food drive for those in need.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to support the Humane Society of Huron Valley - www.hshv.org
PKU - https://www.facebook.com/groups/partykidsunite
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1846 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|