YOUNGSTA and THE LIBRARIAN at ReBar
People Music Presents
YOUNGSTA (London UK)
THE LIBRARIAN (VanBC, CAN)
TOM KHA SOUP (FWD // Spectrum - SEA)
FRIDAY JAN 22, 2016
$14 adv // 21+ // 10:30pm
ReBar - Seattle
More info at www.peoplemusic.info
(Contact, Tempa, Rinse, FWD>> / London, UK)
Youngsta should need little introduction. One of the figureheads of dubstep since the very beginning, resident at scene-defining club night FWD>>, and the DJ who first played some of the genre's most-loved anthems, he continues to be a hugely active figure in dubstep's development. His weekly show on Rinse draws deep for new music, helping to expose talented new producers, and the founding ethics that defined dubstep in its early years still remain at the heart of his sets.
"The sound is just me," he says, explaining that he's hesitant to draw a defined line around the music he plays. "It's Youngsta. It's what I've always done. People say it's not changed much, but you can hear progression and change definitely, it's not the same [;;as it was];;. It's obviously the same vibe, it's going to be deep."
Youngsta was one of the first DJs to play dubstep on Rinse, alongside Hatcha and Kode9, in the early part of last decade. Since he's borne witness to every mutation in the sound, and his shows now find music by brand new producers rubbing shoulders with Tempa artists such as J:Kenzo, Icicle and Proxima. His name is synonymous with the immersive end of the genre, something that's run through everything he's done over the years.
Having been involved with Rinse FM for such a long time, he says, it's hugely rewarding to see how well-loved the station - and the music that he plays - has become. Playing at Brixton Academy especially, he says, was a huge buzz. "It was great to see that Rinse can fill a dance that big, and to be able to play such deep music on such a big scale."
(Lighta!, Bass Coast / BC-CAN)
Shhhhhhhh! Andrea Graham is known as the Librarian, but don't be fooled by her deceptively quiet composure. The Bass Coast Music Festival's co-founder and music curator has been making some very loud noises up and down the Pacific Northwest for the better part of a decade. Her knack for blending total dance floor destruction with sly subtleties and hot new exclusives makes for a consistently
accessible, yet undeniably future sound. Indeed, her festival's carefully crafted music line-up is a perfect mirror of her style. Serving up a veritable who's who of the West Coast bass scene and reaching deep both backwards and forwards, The Librarian offers up unabashedly hard-hitting low-end bliss paired with thoughtful, sophisticated chops.
In addition to curating and co-producing Bass Coast since its 2009 inauguration, Andrea has toured the Pacific Northwest club & festival circuit extensively (Shambhala, Symbiosis, Rifflandia, WTF!, Sonic Bloom, Tall Tree, Burning Man, Sync, Envision, Meme, World Ski & Snowboarding Festival, Crankworks and more), and has performed as far way as Costa Rica & throughout the midwest in Can & USA.
In summer 2013, The Librarian was officially made a member of West Coast's notorious Lighta! Sound crew, joining deep bass pioneers Michael Red, Daega Sound, Max Ulis, Self Evident, Taal Mala, Mandai, Tank Gyal, Cure, & Calamalka.
The Librarian currently has releases out on East Van Digital and King Deluxe with more to come in 2015. Her monthly residency is in Whistler B.C. at Maxx Fish's Really Good Tuesdays with Mat The Alien. She also has a bi-weekly radio show on Sub.fm every second Wednesday.
TOM KHA SOUP
(Spectrum, FWD / SEA)
"Tom Kha Soup is a collaborative effort between Seattle-based DJs SHTICKYKEYS and THALO. Initially inspired by their respective upbringings in dubstep, Baltimore club, drum & bass, hip hop, beat music, and East Coast goonery, the two have translated their love for forward-thinking electronic music into live sets and events that dissolve genre boundaries and create an energy all their own. In addition to their collaborative DJ project, Shtickykeys and Thalo run Tom Kha Productions, whose bi-weekly Spectrum parties have become Seattle's home for underground bass music. Since forming their live project 2 years ago, they have provided support for such heavy-weights as G Jones, Minnesota, Moody Good, AWE, EPROM, Astronomar, DJ Sliink, Om Unit, AK1200, Sweater Beats, Louis Futon, Bleep Bloop, Distal, Hermitude, Branchez, and many others.
They have also shared their sounds at legendary West Coast festivals such as What The Festival and Bumbershoot, in addition to landing themselves resident spots at one of the premiere electronic music weeklies in the country: FWD Wednesdays at Seattle's ever-illustrious Q Nightclub. While mostly relying on their sarcastic wit, extensive knowledge of internet trends, and profoundly unamusing attempts to create viral memes in hopes of developing a legitimate following, they have been known to occasionally get lucky and piece together a succession of several well-chosen tracks in a dynamic and fluid manner that has gotten dance floors vibing all up and down the West Coast. These occasional passable DJ sets have solidified the duo as acceptably mediocre staples in the Seattle bass music scene and beyond. "
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