Blood, Sweat and Bass: Featuring Dieselboy, Downlink, Ajapai, Mantis and many more!!!!
Club Fantasy Detroit, MI
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D-Ranged Productions is proud to bring this HUGE show, just for each one of you beautiful people!
3 Stages total with two stages playing the hottest House and Techno all night.
BLOOD, SWEAT & BASS STAGE:
<<< DIESELBOY >>> PLANET HUMAN: Human Imprint / SubHuman : The Warlords of Bass Destruction
At a time when headline "DJs" shamelessly play pre-programmed or pre-recorded sets and the masses mindlessly embrace the charade, Dieselboy stands out as a rare virtuoso of the art and craft of live DJing. His focus on creating complex, high voltage, unique mixes every performance has created legions of loyal fans around the world. Very few artists mix live on three decks with more precision, inte...nsity or finesse.
For over two decades one of the world's great ambassadors of drum 'n' bass and more recently dubstep, Dieselboy, also known as Damian Higgins, is America's most iconic underground bass music curator and pioneer. He was the first drum 'n' bass artist to chart a single on Billboard's dance chart with "Invid" in 2000, and the first American voted into the UK-based Drum & Bass Arena Top 10 DJs online poll in 2004. He has appeared on magazine covers, been heard on MTV, ESPN and numerous video games, and sponsored by DC Shoes and Pioneer Pro DJ.
In 2002 Dieselboy founded Human Imprint, North America's most prolific, dynamic and innovative drum 'n' bass label, and is co-founder of dubstep/electro label SubHuman, both now under the umbrella of Planet Human. Planet Human is beloved by its fans for top quality high energy releases by international vanguard artists including Bare (US), Mark Instinct (Canada), Mayhem (US), Muffler (Finland), Nerd Rage (US), Nightwalker (UK), NumberNin6 (US), Pixel Fist (UK), Subshock (Spain), and Zardonic (Venezuela).
Dieselboy's legacy is one of trailblazing dancefloor devastation non-stop on the international club circuit as well as at major global music festivals including Bonnaroo, Coachella, SXSW, Electric Daisy Carnival, US Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Summerfest, Ultra Music Festival, Shambhala (Canada), Global Gathering (UK), Creamfields (Poland), Pirate Station (Russia), Jisan Valley Rock Festival (Korea), and PHAT 09 (New Zealand). He also toured with Moby's Area2 and played metal concerts with Orgy and Disturbed.
Dieselboy's DJ career began in northwest Pennsylvania DJ'ing high school dances, and progressed as a University of Pittsburgh student learning to beat-match vinyl live on college radio and playing trance, happy hardcore and breaks at house parties. His 1994 mixtape "The Future Sound of Hardcore" led to out of town bookings and his ensuing popularity and skills led to the honor of being the first American asked by a British drum 'n' bass label to mix a compilation ("Drum & Bass Selection USA," 1996).
In 1997 Dieselboy moved to Philadelphia becoming drum 'n' bass buyer and T-shirt designer for seminal rave culture/record store 611. In 1998 Dieselboy was the first American drum 'n' bass DJ to be nominated for Best Drum & Bass DJ at the Global DJ Mix Awards and tied with LTJ Bukem. From 1998 to 2004 Dieselboy hosted North America's premiere drum 'n' bass weekly "Platinum" at Fluid.
A passionate connoisseur of food, books and film, Dieselboy has continuously raised the bar for mixtapes and mixed CD compilations as art forms, and each from 1992 to his February 2012 tour de force "Wake The Dead" stands the test of time. State of the art showcases of producers and graphic artists of each respective era, Dieselboy's mixes have been described as "cinematic" and "intoxicating."
Dieselboy's goal in creating "Wake The Dead" was "to make the most intricate, layered, nuanced, amazing drum 'n' bass mix ever done. Period." In its dramatic intro (a Dieselboy signature) the narrator describes a soul-crushing epidemic of epic proportions a thinly veiled reference to the death of the art of DJing a theme that has resonated amongst his DJ/producer colleagues and fans and beyond.
An inspiration for generations of DJs, Dieselboy's longevity and relevance in a mercurial industry is a tribute to his relentless drive to create "amazing" experiences for his fans in their iPods and at his legendary live shows.
Dieselboy fans praise his skills as "genius." Says The Destroyer: "I don't fuck around."
<<< DOWNLINK >>> Uplink Audio
Downlink has been punishing dancefloors all over the planet with his heavy brand of bass. With roots in Jungle & DnB, he is no stranger to the vile side of subsonic dance music and has set out to explore a frantic, adrenaline fuelled style, influenced by everything from heavy metal to astrophysics. He is a Rottun Recordings regular, but has also released on some of the biggest labels in the game l...ike Mau5trap and OWSLA. While consistently coming up with sick material time after time, he has gained DJ support from all of the biggest names in the scene. His successes on the Beatport charts have been extraordinary. He managed to hold down 4 of the top 10 spots in dubstep at one time and has had multiple tracks hit #1 in both dubstep and drum n bass. Recently Downlink's skills have landed him a prominent role in the production of legendary nu-metal band Korn's tenth studio album. His keen ear for sound even led him to being given the honour of mixing the album. He then went on to support the band on tour in America and Europe, playing to massive arenas, time and time again leaving crowds stunned with his energetic performance. Downlink is not one to be pigeon-holed and is constantly on a quest to evolve and refine his sound. With this in mind, one thing will always remain constant - a pure unadulterated heavy listening experience
<<< AJAPAI >>> Rottun Recordings, Destroid Music , Ajapai Entertainment, Dim Mak Records
Ajapai is easily one of the sickest dubstep producers on the scene. Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, the music he conjures up is like no other- a constant barrage of unique noises tailored to be a pure assault of the senses right from the get go. His first dubstep release 'What do you hear?' hit #3 on the Beatport charts and put him firmly on the map as a force to be reckoned with. It wasn't long before... he joined the growing stable of talent on Rottun Recordings. He also started up his own label, Ajapai Entertainment, which has numerous successes including a remix of "Incoming" ended up getting #1 on Beatports drum n bass chart. It even went on to secure a Beatport Annual award, which is testament to the fact that this man means business. Ajapai's EP's on Rottun have absolutely floored audiences all over the world and have charted amazingly well, consistently landing in the top 3 on the dubstep charts. The release "Before The Sun" with Excision and Downlink hit No.1 on that chart. Also he sighed Steve Aoki's label "Dim Mak", already released massive ep on that label. His latest release "Blast Off" with Excision which is as "Destroid" is just destroying EDM scene. Over the last couple of years Ajapai has toured internationally in Europe, Canada, and America. The completely and utter destruction he releases on dance floors can only be understood by witnessing his DJ sets live for yourself. With a style like no other and a commitment to quality, it is guaranteed that the only direction for Ajapai to go is straight up!!!
<<< MANTIS >>> Play Me, Ultragore, Never Say Die, DOOM, Abducted, Heavy Artillery, Brotown
Taylor Scott and Paul Ollinger, known as Mantis, are a relentless duo. Having begun their musical careers with metal & deathcore, the transition to heavy bass music was not so much a step down in intensity, but a slide into a world with spectacular tools to mix dense layers of music in new ways, and deploy it with force. Mantis was formed in early 2011 to test the boundaries of metal-influenced pr...oduction, and plunge the result into a wash of haunting atmospheres. Mantis wants to provide "music to make you feel like you're somewhere else, and you've never been more stoked to be there."
With that target in sight, 2011 was a smashing first year; the momentum began in Atlanta, and overflowed with releases on labels such as Play Me, Heavy Artillery, BroTown Records, & Abducted Records. A standard was set with 2011's "All Worlds", their first EP, breaking the top 10 on Beatport's Dubstep releases, and held with 2012's "Futures" scoring #5 on Beatport's overall chart. The support of tastemakers such as Liquid Stranger, Downlink, Figure, Cyberoptics, Diesel, Genetix, Persist, & Sluggo, points to an accomplishment of musical influence on an international scale, and the potential for much more.
A history in Atlanta's metal scene, playing in acts such as WLTP and Attila, provides Mantis' cornerstone of fierce stage skills. Having become known across the USA for throwing down an aggressive live show with unmatched energy and only the heaviest bass music, Mantis' reputation stands as being one of the gnarliest new production teams in the scene.
With packed crowds at hand, and Beatport charts at their feet, only one goal remains- to raise the awareness of metal-influenced bass music... oh, and world domination.
DETROIT LOCALS STAGE:
Jesse James >> Techno
Serax >> Bass Music
DEKGLO >> Bass Music
Kenneth Klas >> Electro/Dub/DnB
BMG >> House
Dru Ruiz >> House
Sinister Assault >> DnB/Bass Music
Walter Glasshouse & Chris Macom "Tea Time" >> House/Techno
Kev Kush & Alex Maniaci >> House
DSJR >> Techhouse/Techno
Third Stage: "West Side Ruckus" Presented By The DJ's of Necto Nightclub & The Glitz
J.Clark the Groovemaster >> House
DJ Holographic >> Nu-Disco/House
Bass Daddy >> Grime/Trap
DJ Sofa King & DJ Madisi >> Electrohouse/Trap/Bass
Future Focus & Third Fall >> Nu-Disco/Glitch-Hop/House
DJ Mike Cicirelli >> House
OTHER ARTISTS TBA
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6060 W. Fort St
Detroit, MI 48209