The Astrolab Invasion featuring Christian Martin and Worthy of dirtybird Records
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After conducting countless experiments throughout the spring and summer, Audio Impact Entertainment is ready to unleash the Astrolab into the Cosmos. On July 19th, the Astrolab Invasion lands at Crossroads, a brand new North County venue, with a host of amazing talent, art, and shenanigans in tow.
We are incredibly proud to welcome to San Diego, courtesy of Liaison Artists, both Christian Martin and Worthy of dirtybird Records. These two booty bass pioneers are performing at this year's Lightning in a Bottle festival and will grace us with an exciting, intimate performance the following weekend. Adding extra flavor to this extravaganza are Marbs and Deep Jesus of the Desert Hearts and Jungle crews who will be providing a back to back set that will surely explore the deepest corners of the known universe and beyond. This experiment of sound, art, and love will be launched by none other than Cosmic Raindance resident The God Particle. Hold onto your goggles and keep your lab coat buttoned tight! We're all in for one wild ride!
Since 1995, Christian Martin has been exploring electronic music from one end of the earth to the other; from full-moon parties in the deserts of California to the thumping, dark corners of the London club scene. Christian followed his love for spleen-rattling bass to San Francisco in 2000, where he met up with the now legendary dirtybird crew. The dirtybird BBQ was the brainchild of the four original members " Christian & his brother Justin Martin, and friends Claude VonStroke and Worthy. They had a personal mission to change the landscape of San Francisco house music by throwing an epic free party in the park, based on their new signature sound.
In 2003, with nothing to lose and everything to gain, Christian bought a massive yet necessary sound system on his credit card. This set the standard for a new era of die-hard dedicated DIY producers, all with productions based on heavy bass-lines, smiling faces and dance floor delights.
In 2006, Christian began releasing a steady stream of tracks, first collaborating with Justin under the Martin Brothers alias, as well as Claude VonStroke. The Martin Brothers partnership has produced such hip-hop influenced hits as Duckface, Stoopit, & Dum, as well as remixes for Ed Banger and Fool's Gold. On his own, he's released his own brand of bassy house music on labels such as dirtybird, Trapez, and Anabatic. His low end take on tech house has led to remixes for musical heavyweights such as Chromeo, Underworld, L-Vis 1990, and many more.
Christian's devotion to large scale bass has allowed him to champion the dirtybird sound out of the park and onto giant soundsystems at clubs and festivals worldwide. From Fusion (Germany) to Shambhala (Canada), to Coachella & Symbiosis (US), there's a constant demand for what he describes as bass from the ground up. In San Francisco, Christian is a resident at dirtybird's raucous quarterly party at Mezzanine; and also at Monarch, the newly opened marvel of a club. His new musical alias Leroy Peppers has recently roared to life, offering an even heavier take on hip-hop influenced bass music. Whether it be Leroy or Christian behind the decks, if your hands aren't clapping your ass surely will be.
When it comes down to all the press and hype, his name says it all. He is Worthy. Worthy has received the recognition of major producers who have played his tracks including Sven Vath, Diplo, and Richie Hawtin, among many.
Growing up in Washington DC, Worthy was inspired by the early American rave scene. Upon moving to New York in the late 90s, he was exposed to artists like LTJ Bukem and Stacey Pullen whose music inspired him to play records across multiple genres, from techno and breaks to hiphop and drum n bass. In 2001 he swapped coastlines, moving to San Francisco to pursue his music career. He teamed up with Claude VonStroke as well as fellow east coast brothers Justin and Christian Martin to create the prodigious outdoor party, Dirtybird, which quickly became an institution and a requisite destination for die-hard Bay Area and international fans. Dirtybird Records hatched from the popularity of these parties in 2005, and since then the label and parties have enjoyed tremendous success fueled by the obsession of their cult following.
In 2007 Worthys breakout track, Irst Te, released on Dirtybird, quickly established his notoriety as a producer. Concurrently, Worthy released Crack El EP on Leftroom, and soon after, the track Work The Walls and its accompanying music video on his personal label, Anabatic Records. Originally intended as an outlet for the release of his own music, Anabatic quickly branched out to sign new artists. Riding the frontlines of todays music scene, Anabatic Records has been providing a steady stream of edgy, high quality tracks.
Worthy has produced a consistent slough of top releases. The release of Worthy & Yankee Zulus Concumbia charted in the Top 10 on Beatport for tech house in 2009. He also released various tracks and remixes on Discobelle Records. In the fall of 2011, Worthy teamed up with UK producer Eats Everything. Their first track, Tric Trac, released on Dirtybird received industry praise. Played by artists like Diplo, Boyz Noise, and Cats N Dogs, Tric Trac wildly grew in fan appeal moving on to become one of the Top 10 on Beatport for tech house once again. Additionally, Worthys simultaneous releases, No Cure and With This combine dirty ass-clapping breaks and gritty synths. Illustrating the diverse juxtaposition of his range and sound, his February 2012 release, Why You Waiting, on Alive Records, is like glassy water on a quiet morning sea, his beats & melodies mirroring each other, creating a melodic interface that warms the soul. As Worthy states I want to push my new sound, which is leaning more toward a breakbeat old-school vibe, but still want to keep with the fact that I play house and techno. My focus is to stay innovative and authentic and to continually reinvent myself as an artist.
Deep Jesus- (Desert Hearts, JUNGLE//SD)
Marbs- (Desert Hearts, JUNGLE//SD)
The God Particle-(Audio Impact Ent., Cosmic Raindance//SD)
21+ To enter no exceptions
$10 Early Bird LIMITED Presales, first 100 tickets
$20 At the Door
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2241 S. El Camino Real
Oceanside, CA 92054
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|