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MACHETE - LA
Junglist Platoon // Respect // Los Angeles
MACHETE ignited his musical journey back in 1992 as DJ Rob G,
spinning Hip-Hop at Hollywood afterhours events such as No-Doz, What?, and Caffiend.
Los Angeles underground rave culture was in it's infancy, but Rob found inspiration thanks to techno-infused breakbeat music emerging out of England via vinyl records championed by DJs Raw, Curious, and Oscar da Grouch.
These frantic, bass-heavy tracks that evolved from old-school drum breaks layered with HipHop and Reggae samples were intriguing and propelled him in a new direction.
Rob, encouraged by his peers, changed his professional name to Machete in 1994
a title meant to evoke the nature of his mixing and cutting skills in relation to this new Jungle music.
As DJ Machete, Rob helped put Junglist Platoon on the map scoring gigs at nearly every Jungle party in the Greater Los Angeles area.
A brief residency with Los Angeles mega-promoter Insomniac, plus a noted mention in URB Magazine's NEXT 100 Issue (1998) also garnered much attention. Rob was then featured on various dates of the infamous KungFu-Knowledge Tour of 1999, placing DJ Machete alongside many of the world's best including DJ Craze, Mampi Swift, and Rob Playford.
Machete is well-traveled and has showcased his skills internationally in Italy, Costa Rica, Canada, plus numerous cities and states across the USA including Hawaii, New York, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Texas, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and many more. Machete also made history as one of the very first Jungle/Drum and Bass DJs flown to perform in Anchorage, Alaska.
In March of 1999 the Junglist Platoon began hosting a weekly event called RESPECT
with Machete in charge of talent bookings, promotions, as well as being a resident DJ.
In March of 2000, Machete organized a RESPECT one-off at the Winter Music Conference in Miami which successfully placed the RESPECT brand at the forefront of Los Angeles Drum and Bass.
After 13+ years, RESPECT is the longest running Jungle/Drum and Bass weekly in Los Angeles in addition to being one of the most successful clubs in the United States. RESPECT is globally known for bringing the best international and stateside talent and continues to do so after settling into it's fifth and most current venue, The Dragonfly in Hollywood.
In 2013 Machete is busier than ever with a DJ residency at RESPECT, spinning at one-off events, hosting a weekly RESPECT DnB RADIO program, taking on a new role as a booking agent at Circle Talent Agency, and engaging production projects proving his versatility as an artist.
DJ Machete's longevity speaks for his talents, dedication, and determination which has surely solidified his place as a force in the world of electronic music.
MECHWARRIOR - Van, BC
Mechwarrior started promoting and dj'ing in 1996 in Sydney, Australia.
After promoting successful techno and DnB events in the World War II-era bunkers that dot Sydney Harbors shoreline as well as venues like The Occidental he switched his focus onto dj'ing.
The first promoters to take interest were Junglepunks. Although the name suggests a DnB leaning, the two founders, Jamie 'SpeakaFreaka' Sparks and Alex 'Manson' Morgan were staunch hard-techno fans and the name came from the outdoor venues used. They saw something in the young dj's techno-influenced sets and he became their first DnB resident.
Soon the local strictly-DnB gigs started to flow in after the word had spread. Mechwarrior found himself playing alongside UK heavyweights. About this time Mechwarrior made another shift back into promoting, and the Intellect series of events was born at now legendary, but sadly demolished, Sydney venue 61 Regent.
In 2000 and 2001, after being invited to play in Vancouver, Canada, Mechwarrior made the decision to move across the Pacific in June 2002.
From the get-go Mechwarrior was busy. Attending college for audio engineering and post-production by day, and by night playing the local clubs and parties. For whatever reason, most of Mechwarriors dj success was down in the United States...especially in Seattle, where he was virtually a local for the amount of bookings he recieved.
He soon teamed up with Vancouver dj and producer Psidream and the two began producing music and presenting Overload Radio together. What followed was many co-headling sets in Vancouver and Seattle and three hard-hitting tunes signed by Barcode Recordings...Stitches, Last Walk and Pressure Point which were later licenced by Renegade Hardware. The duo also signed music to Dj Traces DSCI4 Recordings and Dylan's Outbreak Recordings but, unfortunately those were never released.
After some time away from DnB he has now made a resurgence, and the bookings are stacking up, from Seattle to New York, London to Croatia. Actively promoting again in Vancouver with fellow Australian, Adrian 'Element MC' Farfan under the name Fractured Technique, the two have brought a slew of up-front headliners due through town including Alix Perez (Shogun Audio), Commix (Metalheadz), Icicle (Shogun Audio), Loxy (Metalheadz, Cylon Recordings), Dj Distance (Chestplate), N-type Hatcha & MC Crazy D (Sin City Recordings) and dBridge (Exit Recordings). With more tours in the pipeline these two are not content to sit back and relax!
LOCAL SUPPORT FROM:
M.I.A. / Dub Chamber Records / Konkrete Jungle / JES
STITCH JONES & CRAVE
HipStep Massive / PIK / Marble / Intrakutz / HeadyWorks / JES
Jungle Empire / HeadyWorks / JES
MC SAKE ONE
OMT / HeadyWorks / V2am / Jungle Empire / JES
DOWNSTAIRS: Hosted by Mad Davies
UnifiedCreation / Vault Therapy
HipStep Zuluz / TKO Productions / JES
AHEM aka CAKEMIX & FTK
Equilibrium INK / Black Reign LTD / 805BM / Invoke
$5 presales $10 at the door
Show starts at 9pm - 2am
$3 mix drinks
Plus more TBA
The Vault Social Club (View)
120 N Wall St
Spokane, WA 99201
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|