Dub Nation Vol 5 ft. Zeds Dead, Dieselboy
Thursday, December 8, 2011
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Relentless Beats & Steez Promo Presents..
DUB NATION PHX vol 5
Two of the hardest workers in electronic music, Zeds Dead’s tireless efforts have earned them an excellent reputation amongst a new generation of producers as artists without borders – genres hold no bearing over their music as they transcend style and form with ease. By pulling from a vast array of source material (Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, Sublime), and molding it into their unique brand of dance-floor classics, They have established themselves as a dominant force in EDM circles and have received recognition and praise from tastemakers worldwide. With a stockpile of originals and remixes set to be released in 2011, DC and Hooks show no signs of slowing down.
The best known face and sound in American drum and bass for over a decade belongs to Brooklyn-based Dieselboy, aka Damian Higgins. Now an international icon in this underground dance music movement, Dieselboy is the most in-demand American d&b DJ on the global club, festival and rave circuits on six continents. Since the early ‘90s Dieselboy has pioneered drum and bass in North America. His prized mixes have been the gateway for countless loyal fans to the high energy, futuristic, science fiction vibe of d&b.
Dieselboy has an intense week in / week out touring schedule and has played most of the major festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Electric Daisy Carnival, Nocturnal Wonderland, Ultra, Love Parade, Starscape, Shambhala, Movement, Virgin Festival, Creamfields (UK), Jisan (Seoul), Phat (NZ), Pirate Station (Russia), and on and on. His original music has been featured on MTV and ESPN as well as video games, commercials, etc. He has also been featured on the cover and inside of many magazines including URB, Billboard, DJ, DJ Times, and Mixmag.
DIeselboy currently runs two record labels including the celebrated US drum and bass imprint Human and the recent dubstep and electro up and comer SubHuman. On top of all of this Dieselboy has also conceptualized and initiated the longest running tour in electronic music, Planet of the Drums, and the recent metal-themed multimedia extravaganza Monsters Of Jungle.
Let’s clear something up. Technically Mat is not an Alien. He grew up not too far from Manchester (u.k.) and moved to Canada in the mid 90’s to follow his snowboarding addiction which he stumbled upon during a trip to Austria. He has been dj’ing since 1988 and was inspired to play the drums by local bands such as (The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays) after being introduced to the d.j. culture of the… acid house warehouse party’s he was hooked on blending beat’s on the turntables. He further developed his style while working in his family’s record store(opened by his dad at age 4. Mats music selection appeals to a wide variety of crowds, spanning many genres from Hip-Hop,Glitch Hop,Dubstep,funk,dance-hal
Phoenix // Furious Styles Crew, Versatile Djs
DJ Radar is at the forefront of this revolutionary incorporation. Serving as the focal point and the momentum, he uses his training, knowledge and turntable expertise to complement classical music and progression.
DJ Radar refuses to adhere to artificial musical boundaries and is constantly searching for fresh and innovative ways to blur the lines between genres while bringing his music across the globe with tours in North America, Europe and Japan.
Through his constant search to take his art to the next level DJ Radar has collaborated with Raul Yanez to create an experimentally imaginative musical composition. In addition to their pioneering efforts with the Concerto for Turntable, Radar is the creative force behind “scratch notation.”
This system, the first of its kind, documents all of the scratching techniques that can be performed on a turntable and translates them into Western musical notation. This set of symbols, called articulations, maps out a DJ’s hand position for each note in a musical score. From Raul and Radar’s work, this notation will help validate the turntable as a legitimate musical instrument.