Beltek Arts and Music Festival 2017
Hello fellow Beltekers! We want to touch base with everyone and fill you in on some news from the Beltek headquarters. We've decided that 2017 will be our final Beltek. The past 15 years have been an amazing adventure and has connected some deep relationship's that we will all carry with us for many years to come. Thank you all for the support and vibe throughout the events.
With that being said, mark your calendars for the finale and tell your friends. August 4th and 5th will be your last chance to experience a Beltek, and it is open to everyone. We plan to have a heavy influence from regional acts this year and will be pulling some old friends from far away to come back home for one last send off.
$80 @ the gate
*no day passes
8/4/2017 5p ET thru 8/6/2017 12a ET
(Blinded Records) RI
Osheen, New England's own veteran DJ and producer / remixer is no stranger to the club culture and electronica house music scene. He began his career in the early 1980's dosing the dance floors of local clubs and rave event's in the northeast. When the rave phenomena hit in the early 1990's he took his skills and signature sound of house music out to the masses and quickly became known as one of the premier underground house DJ'S throughout the U.S.. The demand kept growing for his talent as a DJ, leading way to the next logical and creative step, the creation of his own music and record label.Osheen currently has numerous remix and original releases on major and independent record labels.
(Breakbeat Science, Planet of the Drums) NYC
A member of the infamous Planet of the Drums crew alongside fellow drum n bass pioneers AK1200, Dieselboy, & J Messinian, this Irish transplant has been a dominant figure in the U.S. drum n bass scene since his arrival here in 1994. His discography includes 2 critically acclaimed full length artist albums, 8 DJ mix CDs, as well as numerous singles and remixes for artists such as Freq Nasty, Afrika Bambaata and Keoki. Dara co-founded the nations first & largest drum n bass record store, Breakbeat Science, in NYC which doubles as his own imprint, Breakbeat Science Recordings. He has been featured in countless magazine articles and interviews both in the US and worldwide. He previously hosted one of the internets most popular drum n bass broadcasts, Velocity, where he regularly interviewed leading drum n bass artists such as Jonny L, Kemistry & Storm, Trace, Ed Rush, Optical, Hype, Andy C, Zinc, and many others. Daras long standing relationships with the worlds drum n bass elite gives him access to an astounding amount of new and unreleased material. His brilliant recording endeavors along with his incessant touring marked by consistently awe-inspiring DJ sets have made him one of the most recognized and well respected DJs in the country.
(Monism Music, Los Angeles)
The notorious and enigmatic MO7S has carved a path all his own. Djing since 1993, Stephen Manders spent most of that decade becoming one of New Englands most sought after talents. He would later work for Satellite Records and hold residency at Avaland Boston and Los Angeles.
After moving to LA in 2004, he started his own label, Monism Music. The label gained notoriety in the underground and he would eventually play counter culture festivals such as Burning Man in Nevada, Evolve in Nova Scotia and Wakarusa in Arkansas.
By 2010, MO7S likeness and music would be featured worldwide on several episodes of Seth MacFarlanes American Dad! He was a National Finalist on Season 2 of Kid Capris Masters of The Mix DJ reality show. Past literary contributions include writing for publications such as Rinse, MixMag, XLR8R and URB. Production and remix work include labels Backzide, Beyond Zilla, Evoked, LaFolia, PH Recordings, Shameless and more.
His acid bass style is not only a precursor to the modern bass music, but is one of few examples respected by techno and electro constituents alike. His refined sound and deck wizardry is second to none. Very few DJs have the technical and creative ability that he does. He has played alongside everyone from John Digweed to Q-Bert to prove it.
Independent from the mainstream, yet oddly a part of its undercurrent. Returning to Northern Maine for the first time in over a decade, BelTekers lets welcome back a true Grandmaster.
(Kingdom of No Form) Boston
Chuck Caseroc Armsden has written a million bios. Some of them name dropped the international and domestic dance music titans he has opened for and played alongside. Some of them described how he and his partner at the time created a place for underground House and Techno when there was no such thing in Boston. Basically, if he listed all the places he has played in Boston and around the country over the last 20 years the bio would look more like a telephone book. More than a few residencies and high profile gigs over the past years have given Chuck the status of a DJ who is able to keep crowds interested but still push boundaries. Chucks style is rooted in Deep House and Techno and continues to be driven forward by the idea that within the framework of these 4/4 structures are infinite possibilities and moods and feelings to explore. Under pressure, trying to make connections, is where Chuck shines as a selector. Still pushing the vinyl but not averse to using current technology, Chuck likes to expand the vocabulary of his chosen language daily, tirelessly researching new music and presenting the freshest of the old tracks to the uninitiated in a way that is uniquely his.
"I do these things to activate my imagination and suppress worry, to feel like a worthy human being, and to escape from my head.".
Andy Kershaw (Cosmic Disco, Slinky) San Francisco
Pat Fontes (Prisoner of Love / Proper Slap, Tight Groove) Boston
FDOT (Declassified Audio / Made In Boston)
Hjort & St Pierre
Split the Adam
Beltek Field (View)
24 lincolnville ave
belmont, ME 04952
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|