*****TABLES TURN 2003*****
the asylum - springfield, ma
// AREA 1: (ALL U.S. DRUM N' BASS)
DJ CRAZE (2330-0030)
(www.djcraze.com - the allies - contagiousmusiq.com/ MIAMI - USA)
Craze’s is quite possibly the world's best DJ. His blend of hip-hop, breaks, drum & bass and turntablism is untouchable. His tours have included the largest North American Drum & Bass excursion - The Kung Fu Knowledge Tour, the 35 date Mixer’s TGIM Tour with DJ Infamous, and extensive dates worldwide... Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Iceland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scotland, Italy, Netherlands, France, Canada, and Nicaragua. Craze is also a mad scientist who slices and dices beats into a breathtaking sonic concoction in his Miami laboratory and at events all over the world. When Craze is behind a set of 1200s and a mixer, he's on stage: sometimes he's shy, sometimes he's cocky, but I've never heard him be anything short of absolutely magnificent.
*** "PLANET OF THE DRUMS" TOUR*** (0130-0300) *2.5 hour set!*
(human - www.planetofthedrums.com - www.djdieselboy.com/ PHILLY- USA)
Considered "Americas #1 Drum n' Bass DJ/Producer," Dieselboy became the 1st American nominated for a global dj mix award in 1998, tying for the best Drum n' Bass dj with the highly respected LTJ Bukem. To date, his 'The Sixth Session' is the best selling drum n' bass mix cd in the history of electronic music, followed by his ultra-successful 2002 release, 'projectHUMAN.' Featured everywhere from the cover of URB to the CNN music room, it's no wonder why dj Times has called Dieselboy "the most in-demand American drum-n-bass DJ on the planet."
(www.breakbeatscience.com - www.planetofthedrums.com NYC- USA)
Aside from his two full-length albums and numerous singles, the Irish-born Dara is best known as one of the founders of North America's first all Drum-n-bass record store/ record label, Breakbeat Science. Dara's live Style is "aggressive and Funky at the same time with moments that can only be described as cinematic"- BPM Culture
(www.planetofthedrums.com - www.ak1200.com, ORLANDO- USA)
Pioneering the US drum and bass scene alongside his POTD cohorts, AK1200's talents have been used in remixing the likes of The Crystal Method, Rabbit in the moon, A Tribe Called Quest, Dub Pistols, Keoki, Cirrus, & Freestylers. He is also responsible for producing one of Moonshine recordings' hit's of 2001, "Drowning."
**master of ceremonies for p.o.t.d**
MC J MESSINIAN
(planet of the drums - substitution.net/ PHILLY)
****back 2 back VS.*****
***THE N20 RECORDINGS TOUR*** (0300-0500)
R.A.W. *aka B-BOY 3000*
(n2o Records - void audio - surveillance - judgment/ L.A.- USA)
Los Angeles, California - The true original American junglist and veteran producer of over 30 drum and bass releases including "Ragga 2001," "Mathematical Chemistry," "Hannibal," "Oh My God," "Final Battle," "Original Ruff," "Darkest of Days," "Cracklabcalifornia," his new tune on N2O "Klash" and a slew of other U.S. drum and bass anthems. R.A.W's skills are unparalleled, with dj championships and a plethora of successful mixtapes under his belt, and live drum and bass performances, he reigns champion over any jungle dj / producer for innovative cuts, live remixing, scratches, juggles, and over all jungle skills. hands down. He is the only turntablist dj with the skills to murder his opponents with his own self produced records and dubplates. With the new reign of jungle power he brings, comes the birth of R.A.W.'s and N2O's new hardstep and ragga DnB label called Judgement. Witness his turntable fitness live and direct as B-Boy 3000 delivers what his record's have been saying all these years.
O.D.G. *aka Oscar Da' Grouch*
(n2o records - turnstyle - ridem/ LAS ANGELES- USA)
Jungle veteran dj / producer / vinyl mastering engineer, ODG has already made his mark on hip hop and drum and bass history as one of the world's most innovative jungle producers. As the main producer behind N2O's best selling "JUNGLE TOOLS" 4 album series of battle records, ODG knows how to bring the drums and the sound killing bass the world's only battle records for drum and bass dj's. "Jungle Tools" has been used by DJ Craze to produce his own songs, along with many DMC and ITF champions and UK . With over 15 releases such as "Nuff Respect," Cell'ulos," "Wu-Dan," "Little Stereo," "Crunch," and his newest on N2O Records "Musikal Wickedness," ODG is on the warpath to bombard the world of drum and bass with his unmatchable sound assault.
(n2o records - big cat records - jpk/ MINNESOTA- USA)
Bunkerbusting into the jungle movement, General Malice has taken the world by storm with his raw hip hop and ragga mash-up sounds such as "Platinum," "Shotter's Anthem," "Blaze De Chalwa," and his new tune selection "Hand's Up" on Big Cat Japan and N2O Records. With 3 best selling records on Big Cat, Malice has defined a sound that has captured an army of rough and rugged junglists worldwide from New York to Tokyo. Traveling across the U.S. with his slew of self produced dubplates and special ragga vocal licks from the many ragga-dancehall all stars, Malice comes to "MASS" murder the decks with this hard dark rollers and poisonous hardstep dubplates. You will know the fury of General Malice and his arsenal of dangerous tunes that bring the new sound of ragga to the forefront of drum and bass. If you have not heard of General Malice, you will not forget this producer/dj after tonight's soundclash bloodbath.
**master of ceremonies for N20**:
MC BADBOY YARDIE
(survival Crew - www.survivalnyc.net/ NYC)
// also featuring:
(phunckateck - renegade hardware (uk) - mooving shadow (uk) - violence / L.A. - USA)
Since the last time This DJ played here at the Asylum, (Nothing but the Truth- 2001), HIVE has exploded onto the global Drum n' bass scene. He is one of the very few elite US drum n' bass producers who's work is strongly recognized by UK scene. He has produced numerous tracks that have found their way on some of the top Drum n' bass labels in the world! Aside from being a world renowned talent in the studio, and behind the tables; Hive is also a founder and resident of "Konkrete Jungle Los Angeles" named the "best dance club in L.A." by Rolling Stone. Knokrete Jungle is also considered by many to be the premiere drum-and-bass venue in Los Angeles. Hive is also affiliated with the West Coast's Phunckateck collective, a world-renowned DJ/producer clique.
TODD BUCKLER & mc Josiah Intellekt (2130-2330)
(Ch’i - Columns of Knowledge recordings - True Rekkids - Downbeat/ CT - USA)
*Northeastern US CD release of “running scared under the falling sky*"written and produced by Todd Buckler." Todd Buckler and Josiah Intallekt are the future of drum and bass. Original music and undisputed energy has earned them the type of attention that has sky rocketed many of the top names in the country. With tonight’s north eastern release of Todd’s new album “running scared under the falling sky” and Josiah’s soon to be released hip hop album “master communication”, the ch’i shows absolutely no sign of stopping.
STATIC vs. CATAGORY 5 **aka- mdma** (0500-0600)
(4frontrecords.com- therinse.com/ BOSTON) vs. (operation breakbeat - sunday night wax/ CT)
These two soldiers have been involved in the New England drum n' bass game a LONG time now. They have even inspired many of todays great drum n' nass djs out of the North East! Coming all the way live, mdma and static bring new england dnb to the max. joining forces to drop the sickest wax on your dome, these two gangsters take no shit on or off the decks. We are proud to bring you the first 4Front vs Operation Breakbeat tagteam ever!
CLEVER vs. SILENI (2000-2130)
(offshore - breakbeat science / NYC- USA) vs.
(outsider - offshore - breakin/ BOSTON- USA)
Two individuals that aren't afraid to show their true colors- Clever & Sileni are steadfast in the leftfield Drum & Bass science. Label owner and manager, Clever has spearheaded the "Offshore" sound. Check the movement on www.offshore-recordings.com. Sileni's tracks will appear not only on Offshore, but Outsider Music and Breakin' as well. Catch these two suave motherfuckers take you on what has been called an 'uncertain journey' deep into uncharted waters!
// AREA 2:====================================
"as the tables turn, drum n' bass takes the main stage and house, trance & breaks takes 2nd stage"
DJ CRAZE (2:00-3:00)- hip hop
*BONUS HIP HOP SET for the BREAKDANCE COMPETITION**
1998,1999, & 2000 WORLD DMC CHAMP!!
(see bottom of e-flyer for more details on breakin' comp)
TRANSLUCENT (2:00-3:00)- House/Techno
*dj set with live TRUMPET!*
(transparent - dust trax - g-swing/ CHICAGO)
Having been influenced by jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Charlie Parker. He started playing the trumpet and piano at a young age. His dedication to music earned him a full jazz scholarship to the prestigious Roosevelt University in Chicago where, in 1994, he was influenced by another style of music known as House Music. He then began DJing and started something new and fresh in the dance community: playing live trumpet while spinning records, combining the elements of live jazz with electronic music. Noticing that Translucent had something special, Paul Johnson, the creator of the gold record "Get, Get Down," helped him create connections in Chicago. Since then, Translucent has played live trumpet with such greats as Derrick Carter, Timo Maas, Mark Farina, Gene Farris, Paul Johnson, Roy Davis Jr., Glenn Underground, Cajmere, Boo Williams, Carlos, and Halo. Recent recording projects include Glenn Underground’s new album on Guidance, work with Derrick Carter on Classic, and Gene Farris on Fluential.
MIKE ALMARIA (12:00-1:00)- disco house
(ihr - bunchlox - faded muzik - filipino fury/ CHICAGO)
A mainstay in the Midwest rave and club scene, Mark Almaria's name travels for a reason. This action packed DJ covers it all; scratching, fader tricks, and doubles are all integrated into his banging hard disco sets. Also no stranger to production, his newest release on IHR, "The Alarm", has been a recent favorite of DJs such as Bad Boy Bill, Donald Glaude, and DJ Dan, and
has also been licensed for the newest Kevin Saunderson compilation: KS2. Come help welcome Mark for his first east coast appearance!
DJ SOLANGE (11:00-12:00) - tribal house
(a la carte - mix masters/ CHICAGO)
Solange is highly sought after for a reason. Her music selection, mixing, and crowd interaction has caught the attention of Billboard reporters and magazines (which includes her upcoming feature in the August/September issue of Teen Vogue)! Following up her performance at Assume The Position, Solange is back to lay down more tribal treats! Prepare yourself for more record smashing, tossing, and burning, as this Chicago sensation tears up the tables.
DREAD (1:00-2:00)- acid trance
(www.DjDread.com - v.r. productions/ CT)
With over 13 years behind the decks - DREAD - brings a variety of sounds to the table. As a pioneer of the NE trance scene he's taken his sounds last year to Europe to test and break new grounds in his career. You'll find yourself mesmerized but a hard hitting sound, weather is Acid Trance, Acid Techno, U.K. Hard House, you can be assured he will deliver 100%. Stay tuned for his latest CD titled - REVOLUTION 2003.
BREAKADAWN (4:00-5:00)- breaks
(operation breakbeat - www.geocities.com/djbreakadawn1- sunday night wax, CT)
Rockin' the decks like no other is NE's breakbeat diva, Breaka Dawn. This woman is a guaranteed crowd pleaser with her energy packed performances and intense bass heavy beats. As always, Breaka Dawn will have tons of free CD giveaways from Operation Breakbeat, the crew bringing you Sunday Night Wax, so get ready to rock, Breaka Dawn style!
M.I.A (10:00-11:00) - psychedelic trance
**Happy Birthday set!**
The missing link in the evolution of underground psychedelic dance music. An artist that cant be labeled by genre politics, or pigeon-holed as just another dj. M.I.A. is at the forefront of our culture, tiredlessly working on perfecting his dj and production skills.Look for big things from this Growroom alumni in the coming months.
DL (9:00-10:00)- breaks
(true crew - imagine productions/ MA)
Dimitri is taking no shorts in this scene. One of New England's hardest working dj's has now earned himself a roll on the True Productions dj roster. If you have yet to see his Scratch box Break beat style, then you need to get your asses here early! keep it on the DL.
JAY ZAWODNY- (5:00-6:00)- house
(eastcoast underground/ NH)
Known for his seamless mixing, this blending master has always been known to please. DO NOT miss a great closing trance set!!
DJ INHALER (8:00-9:00)- breaks
A winner at the previous "15 Minutes of Fame" competition at Tagged, Inhaler is now back for a full hour of breakbeat madness. After playing alongside Dirty Ol Frank at Energy in Providence and house parties throughout New England, Inhaler is ready to kick of the night for us with his phat, phat breaks!
// AREA 3: (UK Garage/ 2-step Room)==================================
SOUL CHAMPION CREW- BOSTON*
The East Coast's premiere 2-Step/Underground Garage Crew!!! Started in 2000 by G Notorious with the launch of SoulChampion.com which both provides information about the crew's ongoing quest to spread the sounds of 2-Step/Underground Garage to Boston and the US and hosts the world's largest collection of North American Underground Garage dubplates. The Crew has run three consecutive weeklies, most notably Runnin Fridays which ran for a year and was voted "Best Underground Dance Music Weekly of 2002" by The Improper Bostonian. They are currently on the verge
of launching a new event...
SYRUP *aka- STAR EYES & SIREN* (1:00-3:00)
Star Eyes and Siren have been featured in everything from URB to Seventeen Magazine as internationally known drum & bass DJs, but don't hold that against them. Under the alias Syrup, this tag-team duo presents a cheeky alternative to the overly serious drum & bass fraternity, shaking dancefloors everywhere with a fresh mix of two-step, electro, breakbeat, and new rave. With a combined 14 years of DJ experience under their studded belts, the Syrup girls know how to rock the party but don't take their talent too seriously, a style that landed them seven gigs at WMC 2003. Check their self-titled debut, a seductive mix where style meets substance, combining pop sensibilities with fresh underground flavors to set a new standard for how two-step should sound. Syrup Girls have just completed the mix for their second CD, due out early this summer.
G NOTORIOUS (12:00-1:00)
(SoulChampion - Alliance Recordings - FSM Records)
SoulChampion founder G Notorious has been DJing and producing 2-Step/Underground Garage since the summer of 2000 when he left his 7 year history as one of Boston's leading DrumnBass DJ's behind. He has won critical acclaim for his mixes and his tracks from magazines including Deuce, Mixer, and URB as well as the crowds he's rocked all over New England, New York, and Texas. G Notorious plays a wide range of styles within Underground Garage, contrasting soulful elements with rugged beats and bass.
DJ ELYTE (3:00-4:00)
(soulChampion - elemental compounds)
DJ Elyte has been blowing up dancefloors with everything from House to DrumnBass to UK Garage since 1997. As well as being one of the head honchos of Elemental Compounds, he represents with the SoulChampion crew, playing across the board from classic bumpy 4x4 to modern grimy 8 Bar beats. Elyte has also recently entered the world of production and has begun to develop his own sound.
(soulChampion - bostown massive)
1 Part B-boy, 1 Part 2-Step Garage head, 1 Part Night Life connoisseur, Mix in a touch of DJ and you have just a few of the ingredients that make up Bostown Massive/Soul Champion Crew member Jam-2. Less hype, more Dancing.
Strictly representing the low-end soulful sounds, This recent Boston transplant from Washington D.C. and Montreal, where he was partially responsible for the first North American based UK Garage internet broadcast ever, Steady Vibe'n, has been representing the garridge vibes with the SoulChampion clique for the past year.
True's top female selecta is set to deliever another bass rattling set of UKG. Those who have yet to see her, MUST stick it out for the long haul to check her out. We promiss you won't be dissapointed
SOULAR BEAR (10:00-11:00)
(Supernatural djs/ VT)
An Asylum favorite, Solar bear is no stranger to the Asylum's side room. He has thrown down some memorable 2-step sets here, and tonight should be nothing short of the same!
Coming up strong onto the scene of late, Psi-phon is just beginning to REALLY turn some heads. He will be getting you all warmed up w/ the UKG soundz.
// AREA 4: (HIP HOP, REGGEA, DUB, DOWNTEMPO)======================
IRON LYON (3:00-4:30)
(truecrew.com/ NYC/ MA)- hip hop/ turntablism
Making a LONG OVERDUE return to the Asylum, we hope you are as excited to have him back as we are! Jeff Lyon's has been a busy man out in the New York area, yet not too busy to come back to rock it one more time for the New England faithful. Don't miss a rare appearance from True's Top turntablist!
(underrated entertainment/ BOSTON)-downtempo
A New England favorite for years, Mark will be spreading smooth layers of Intelligent Dance Music (IDM) for us tonight in the no holds barred, anything goes lounge. Treat yourself to something a little different and take a walk upstairs!
(truecrew.com - the asylum/ MA)- old skool hip hop
If you don't know, you betta ask somebody! Jeff has an old skool hip hop collection that is 2nd to none. With a bad ass track selection mixed with tricky delivery, he delivers every time. Gil-T will be sure to keep the asses on the dance floor till the sun comes up!
DON MILLER with mc Stamina Darcsun (12:00-1:30)
(sunkenrecords.com- fuck it mondays / PHILLY)- Dub
Don blends the soulful sounds of 60s versions with deep 70s dubs, always coming correct with smooth mixing and a unique track selection.... The Trinidad native known as Stada (Stamina Darcsun) has been tackling mic duties for quite some time now, but not until recently has he taken his performance to a new level!
SATALITE SOUNDSYSTEM (10:30-12:00)
** featuring Dj Joel Fever and Mc Spyder **
(ruffneck playaz crew, satalite, NE)
Satalite originated from Steertown JA in 1987. Joel Fever and Mc Spyder continue the reggae tradition. "With a big box of dubplates wi come fi mashup di place and run the dance HOT!"
(lions den recordings, www.growroomrecords.com)- downtempo, drum n' bass
Deep atmospheric drum and bass from one of New England's biggest up and coming down tempo Dj's.
// SOUND: ***BONUS SOUND IN THE MAIN ROOM!!***
Shy productions will be providing the regular reinforcement sound in the areas 1-3. True productions will also will also be bringing in a bonus rig that will be sure to have your asses feeling the bass! In case we haven't made it clear enough by now, we'll say it again. "The days of Drum-n-Bass being in the small rooms are DONE!" BOOM!
For this special event, we will be bringing back our old friend's Tranz TV visuals. They will catching all of the main stage activity, and projecting it onto two 10' by 10' movie screens (just for those of you that don't want to miss a cut or scratch!) They will also be blending in live crowd shots & mind bending visuals!
True lasers will be blowing you minds with another amazing laser light show. They will be featuring their amazing full color white light lazer, among their other air-cooled systems! www.truelasers.com
================ GENERAL INFORMATION ========================
1592 Main St.
Springfield, MA 01103
// FOR MORE INFO CALL:
TRUE INFO: (413) 781-9003
***ONE HOUR EARLY***
// H O U R S: 8PM - 6AM
$27 IN ADVANCE
-MORE AT THE DOOR-
*don't forget - ticket holders receive line
privileges and they will be the 1st admitted*
// PRESALE TICKET LOCATIONS:
Main Music- 413-739-9092
(ME & NH):
any Bull Moose Locations
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// BREAKDANCE comp:
Starting during Craze's set in area 2 (2:00am), we will be hosting a break dance competition! We will be presenting a CASH PRIZE to the winners of both the Breaking & Popping categories. To sign up in advance, please e-mail us at CCLERKE@MSN.COM, or call us at the True Info line (413)-781-9003. You can also sign up at the "koat check" in the main room on the night of the show!
I know this is a little early for posting, but this party look absolutely INSANE I WILL be attending this