RB Weekend Preview: Back 2 Vinyl with Bad Boy Bill & Richard Vission, Black Asteroid and Dirty South
July 18, 2017
July 18, 2017
Grab your sparklers, fire up the grills, and crack open a few cold ones with the boys, because it’s Fourth of July weekend! We’ve got the perfect mix of events this weekend to provide all your party tunes. Kicking the weekend off right is What So Not on Friday, followed by double Deorro on Saturday in Phoenix AND Tucson. Catch you Saturday night club vibes with Prok & Fitch and finish the weekend in style poolside with Nero and Tommy Trash.
Aussie producer Chris Emerson, better known as What So Not, was founded in 2011 as a duo consisting of Emerson and Harley Edward Streten, the latter of whom now operates under the alias Flume. The duo issued a debut EP, 7 Dollar Bill, shortly after forming, and also began releasing remixes of artists like Major Lazer, Peking Duk, and Tom Piper. 2013 saw the release of a second EP, The Quack. Flume left the project in 2015, shortly before the release of the Gemini EP. What So Not is best known for his hits such as “Gemini” (featuring George Maple), “Jaguar”, “High You Are” and “Tell Me” (with RL Grime). He has featured on charts such as the Australian Singles Chart, Triple J Hottest 100, and iTunes Electronic chart. Start your weekend off with What So Not this Friday!
Erick Orrosquieta, most commonly known as Deorro, is a man who knows a thing or two about throwing a party. Deorro began his DJ career at the age of 14 playing local gigs and by the time he turned 17, he was already producing his own tracks. He got a big break in 2012 when DJ Chuckie asked him to remix his track “Make Some Noise.” Deorro’s remix landed in the top 50 on Beatport. He’s been riding the wave of success since. In 2014 he teamed up with Steve Aoki and Diplo for the single “Freak,” and later that year released his massive hit “Five Hours.” He’s gone on to play massive festivals like EDC, Coachella, Tomorrowland and more. See all that he can do when a DOUBLE-DOSE of pandafunk hits the Valley on July 1st. You can catch him poolside at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale or catch those night time vibes at Rialto Theatre in Tucson.
Ben Prok and James Fitch, better known as Prok & Fitch are a dynamic house duo out of Brighton, UK. 2015 was a huge year for the pair as they consistently produced top-ten hits and gained attention from some huge names. Their music is being heard everywhere, from Pete Tong and Annie Mac‘s radio shows, to Carl Cox club sets. Their versatility among platforms has been a huge contributing factor to their success. They recently put out an EP, Double Vision, on the well-stablished Suara label, following 3 successful EPs in 2015. They’ve done all of this while upholding a successful label and selling out shows across the globe, demonstrating the dedication they possess.
In 2012, the electronic/vocal duo, Nero, hit the United States’ charts for the first time with their single “Promises.” In 2013, Skrillex collabed with them on a remix for the track, which resulted in a Grammy. Nero has been in the hot seat ever since. They then released their sophomore album Between II Worlds and that solidified their place in the industry–as a trio! The duo of Joseph Ray and Daniel Stephens evolved with the induction of vocalist Alana Watson as a full-fledged member of their group. Although Nero has maintained a steady touring schedule it’s been almost two years since we’ve seen any new music from the promising group. We’re hoping for some new music when they stop by the pool this Sunday.
Aussie native Tommy Trash is about as diverse as they come. He may be a classically trained musician from the University of Queensland, but he’s got a rebel heart and soul. He plays hard, but he works even harder and his discography is massive. From electro-house to heavy bass, he covers it all. But one constant you can count on at a Tommy Trash set is you will always have a good time and you’ll probably see him raging just as hard as you! Trash has released music on a variety of labels including Fool’s Gold, Spinnin’ Records, OWSLA, and Mau5trap. The VMA and Grammy-nominated producer has no limits when producing tunes!