D-Ranged Productions presents: Andy C & MC Armanni Reign
Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 7th, as we bring you one of the very best in Drum & Bass for this special and intimate appearance at The Works.
Hornchurch, England / Ram Records
Fresh off his 2014 performance at Electric Forest, this veteran D&B artist isn't planning on slowing down any time soon. The list of festivals he's scheduled to play this summer is staggering; from Spring Awakening to EDC Las Vegas, Paradiso to Global Dance Festival, Global Gathering to Shambhala to Creamfields and MANY, MANY more in between! He has won 40+ awards to date and his list of achievements continues to grow. He has countless #1 hits on Beatport and has heavily influenced and even developed artists such as Chase & Status, Wilkinson and Sub Focus under his label, RAM Records. He is a pioneer in the Drum & Bass music world who has dedicated nearly two decades to the music he loves. His super-human skills behind the decks are nothing short of amazing; join us as he unleashes the madness of his alter-ego, "The Executioner", for an exclusive 2 HOUR set.
MC ARMANNI REIGN
Atlanta, GA / GASM, Westbay Music Group, Mental Sharp, Metalheadz, P5
In the beginning... Armanni Reign grew up rapping everywhere from elementary lunch room tables to high school hallways to college house parties as a hobby before realizing the worth of his gift. Back then you would prove your worth by progressing from cyphas to battles, which is what he did to make a name for himself. He started in small competitions and eventually worked his way on to radio spots. After spending three continuous months as Philly 103.9FM's 'Cypha' champion, MC Armanni decided he needed a change. Not seeing any longevity in the Battle Circuit had motivated Armanni to switch things up.
His introduction to drum and bass was an experience shared by many first timers- Sutpens' Jungle, February 2000. His first mixtape was "DJ SS live at Sutpen's Jungle" on which the vocal skills of MC Skibadee and MC Foxy gave Armanni insight to the lyrical potential of Drum and Bass. Citing MC Skibadee as one of his main influences at the time, Armanni developed a distinctly powerful and diverse style of lyrical delivery. It garnered respect amongst his peers as well as many of the top Drum and Bass MCs and DJs in the World. Staying true to his hip hop roots, Armanni delivers bounce, flavor and lyrical wizardry.
2003 was a fantastic year for MC Armanni Reign because not only was he nominated Best Breakthrough MC at the Knowledge Drum and Bass Awards, he also became the official Metalheadz Americas MC. He is undoubtedly one of the most well known lyricists in Drum and Bass amongst the respectable forces of Skibadee, GQ and Dynamite. With releases currently on Gasm, Freak, Intasound, Westbay Music Group and TekDbz, MC Armanni has set his sights on the grand realm.
As a part of the powerful collective known as Mental Sharp along with Sharpness MC, the duo has released five Hip Hop mixtapes: On n Poppin', Above the Beats Below the Bass Negative 1, 2 & 3 and Epiphany. They have rocked mics on stages and in the booth since 2003 dropping anthems like 'P.H.I.L.L.Y. VIP' (GASM) and 'Hit Em' Hard' (TekDbz). Whether it is just small clips for dancefloor bangers like 'Ruff Rugged N Raw' (Mason) and 'Violent Sound' (Hive) or full on verses for smashers like 'Take That' (Ewun) and 'Fahrenheit 215' (Photek) Armanni's presence is felt in every syllable. He is currently working on a full-length project with The Upbeats.
Armanni performs with many of the top Drum and Bass as well as Dubstep artists at almost all the top shows. Residencies have included Bassrush (LA), Platinum (Philly), DJ Series (Philly), Metalheadz, Heavy Duty and Ultraworld at Sonar (Baltimore). He has amazed crowds at the Electric Daisy Carnival, Paradiso, Digital Dreamz, Movement (DEMF), World of Drum and Bass, Nocturnal, Together as One, Starscape, Buzz, Ultra and many other massives sprawling from New York to Japan and from London to Australia. Armanni has toured with the likes of Goldie, Andy C, DJ Craze, Kenny Ken, DJ SS, Dieselboy, LTJ Bukem and is frequently requested to MC exclusively for many other top djs in the industry.
MC, Rapper, Producer, Artist, and Father... the self-proclaimed "Ghost MC" is not to be slept on.
* Jose Pistoles b2b Ronin Selecta
* Kenneth Klas
* Sinister Assault
* Static Brothers
Limited $15 presales begin on Monday, June 30th (link to be posted), $20 at the door.
18+ w/ valid ID
10pm - ?????
The Works - Detroit (View)
1846 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|