Following her Caturday set at The Mousetrap, Mojo Minute stole a few minutes with The Duchess of Dubstep, Reid Speed. Nearly three years since her last Indy appearance at Mojostock 2012, the crowd was certainly ready to have a good time and get down on the dance floor.
Pressed for her sources of inspiration Reid Speed confesses she likes so many genres of music, and that there’s so much new music coming out every day that she finds it all inspiring.
“That’s what keeps me pushing to find new artists and keep digging and pushing new sounds that people have never heard of. I just love music. If there was no music I would be dead. I wouldn’t make it through life without music. That’s what keeps me going.”
When did you know that your life would be dedicated to music?
The first time I ever attended a rave by choice, DJ Dan was playing and that’s when I knew. The music had been very four-on-the-floor all night and DJ Dan came on and at the time he was playing funky breaks and I didn’t know anything about genres – I was brand new to the whole scene – and in that moment, I went and stood inside of the sub-woofer and had what I would call a religious experience with the music. That moment changed my life.
What advice do you have for artists who want to be successful in the industry?
If you are in pursuit of happiness, that is entirely unrelated to the pursuit of success. You have to choose what you want and if what you want is to be successful, you have to understand that you’re not always going to be happy and that a lot of things are going be required of you that are not fun. If what you’re doing is making music for yourself to be happy, you may not be successful. It’s tough.
You have to be good at being on the internet, you have to be good at talking to people, you have to be somewhat good at DJing, you have to have a brand, you have to be good at marketing – stuff that really has nothing to do with being an artist. So, if you just want to be a musician that makes music just for the joy of it, please do it, but don’t quit your day job until you know for sure it’s going to work out.
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Infected Mushroom are returning to Indy with a brand new live production. This time instead of crazy mind blowing visuals from spheres, it’s a fully functional animatromic stage. “Infected Mushroom’s production is the first of its type. Imagine; a flame throwing, steam blasting, eye popping, self standing mechanical “Steampunk” themed mushroom.”
“This mechanical being is more than a stage production, but an art installation with a darkened soul. Infected Mushroom will give life to a new type of live element sure to satisfy the thirst of this ever-changing and rapidly evolving hunger the masses desire.” Batteries included!
“To pioneer your own sub genre of electronic music in the music industry today is no simple task, it is essentially equivalent to Chuck Berry inventing Rock music in 1955 or Massive Attack effectively originating Trip Hop in 1983…
Electronic music, mega-revolutionaries Infected Mushroom are renowned for being the sonic innovators of crafting hypnotic arrangements, complex layered melodies and synthetic rhythms known as “Psychedelic Trance,” leaving behind all their dying “Trance” cousins in the mainstream…
Twice ranked as the world’s “10 Best DJ’s” by the Bible of the Scene (U.K.’s DJ Magazine), the Israel-bred, L.A. based duo Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani and Erez Eisen have established their self- invented genre among the highest in the scene.
One could easily scour pages of the Internet in vain to find the epic level of music history defining the Infected Mushroom “kingdom.” Their most notable achievements include: 1999 breakthrough debut album, The Gathering, which gained immediate attention on club dance floors and in the hands of Goa/Psy-Trance DJ’s…
Fast >> 2007’s their critically acclaimed and highest-grossing album Vicious Delicious, catapulted the duo onto new levels. The success of that album was met with high anticipation for another which was dropped in 2009 with the The Legend of the Black Shawrama. The album included noteworthy hit track, Smashing the Opponent, for featuring guest vocals by legendary Korn lead singer, Jonathan Davis. By no coincidence on the title, did Smashing the Opponent album-hit #8 on the Billboard charts.
If that’s not impressive enough—there is the band’s average 120 live performances a year including, repeat, sold-out shows from the Ultra Fest in Miami to the Virgin Festival in Baltimore, from Mexico’s OMIX to Cali’s Coachella, to Brazil’s Ipanema Beach, and from Melbourne’s Metro Club to the 2009 and 2011 Burningman Festival in Black Rock City, Nevada. Not to mention collaborations with big Rock legends; Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Perry Farrell (Jane’s addiction) and then their insane amount (roughly 14,000,000) hits on You Tube simply cannot go without mention…
The best is always yet to come with Erez and Duvdev; in early 2012 they released the Army of Mushrooms, their most multi- faceted electronic album delivery to date since 2009’s “Legend of the Black Shawarma”.
Army of Mushroom’s doesn’t hold back for a second, doing what the guys “do best”−invent, experiment, create, re-arrange, flip-up, bend-over, twist-sideways while staying true to their electronic roots diced with their own and of course, always trippy and psychedelic.” – infected_mushroom.com
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Here’s my newest original tune – a bit of an aquatic adventure into some new territory for me. I spent a lot of time focusing on melody and sound design on “Low Tide”, and I’m happy to present it now as a free download. When writing new music, especially after finishing an album, I try to let go of my old patterns and explore new ideas and themes that inspire me — hopefully that shines through on this newest single. My friends at Vice Magazine’s THUMP were gracious enough to lace you with the premiere and download – enjoy!
Stepping inside of Untitled Ink, a cozy tattoo parlor in the heart of The Broad Ripple Village, I heard the familiar buzz of an ink session in progress. Peering around the corner to the work station belonging to Anthony Davis, the studio’s most notorious artist, I find Rob Siemasko aka Indigo Child resting on a table.
“Are you sure you can still talk while this is going on?” I ask, settling in to a chair nearby.
“Yea,” he says, assuring me that company is no distraction. Or perhaps quite the opposite – the perfect distraction. “Rich [JFet] was here earlier,” he says.
Davis nods and chimes in, “We like to keep it relaxed around here.”
With Eminem blasting out of the tattoo parlor’s speakers and Siemasko comfortably reclined in a horizontal position on the table, Davis entered his own world of artistic meditation and went to work on his client’s right rib cage. At this point, they were nearly five hours in to the session.
Violin, MTV, and NIN: The Early Years
Although he’s been a part of the G9 Collective for nearly three years now, it’s the first chance I’ve had to speak with Siemasko about his music, so I ask him to start at the beginning.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania by parents who always encouraged his interest in music, Siemasko says his mom and dad didn’t push him in any direction or attempt to influence his decisions.
“It was never ‘We want you to be a musician,’” he says of their approach to his decision to learn to play music. His father, a guitarist, simply urged him to find a creative outlet.
So, in third grade, Siemasko picked up the violin. Four years later he drifted away from classical music and learned to play bass guitar, searching for something with more push, more drive and more emotion.
He experimented with jamtronica music but was always drawn to dark and ominous sounds and took the approach of “Let’s do this, but make it darker.”
He cites Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails (“Trent Reznor will always be my favorite producer.”) and Primus as inspiration, but remembers one specific moment in time as having a profound effect on his outlook on music.
“I remember watching early morning MTV in ’95 or ‘96 – I was still a little kid – and I saw the video for Prodigy, ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ and then the video for NIN ‘Closer’ back-to-back, and I was like “… Oh my god! I want to do this! What is this?”
The Dubstep Discovery
It wasn’t long before he found electronic music and felt a special connection to the style of the underground sounds.
“I liked how, even with music that didn’t have lyrics, I felt it and understood the emotions that were coming out of the sounds.”
It was this phenomenon – the power to capture and portray emotions by painting pictures with sound – that ultimately drove Siemasko toward electronic music. And when he discovered dubstep in the early 2000’s, he says it was love at first sight.
“It was a lot chiller than the electro and breaks and house music that a lot of people were playing. I really liked the drum patterns and tempo of it.”
It snowballed pretty quickly from there. After attending college in New Jersey and (several years later) Tennessee, he ultimately determined that college wasn’t for him and decided – after some serious soul searching that included living on an Indian Reservation in New Mexico with his adopted father – to go all in on his aspirations to make a career of music.
Landing in Indy in 2008, Siemasko soon discovered the underground jungle community at a house party headlined by Topspeed. Following invites to The Melody Inn, he quickly started performing there. Eventually, that led him to Indy Mojo shows at The Mousetrap circa 2011 – around the same time that artists like Crizzly and Heyoka were headlining Altered Thurzdaze.
Siemasko remembers, “That’s when it grabbed me and it was like, ‘This is where you fuckin’ need to be!’”
Welcome to the Family
An adamant anti-fan of social media, Siemasko grumbles about the gamification of follower counts and likes; how it’s used as a convenient shortcut to judge an artist’s worth, instead of actually checking out their work and forming their own opinion.
“I think it’s bullshit. I think the gimmicks are ridiculous. The music I listen to and the artists I listen to made it on being good,” he says, rising slightly from the table to emphasize the point he’s trying to make.
That point is that he won’t change who he is to fit someone else’s idealistic mold, just to be packaged up and sold for money. Siemasko makes it clear that his artistic mission in life is to deliver his music into the hands and ears of the people who are meant to hear his music.
“I feel like there are way too many gimmicks and way too much emphasis on followers and social networking ability, rather than saying, ‘Wow, that guy’s a badass producer.’”
He says that’s what originally drew him to Indy Mojo and why he admires organizations like G9 Collective.
“They pick up artists that are unique and different and they promote them. There are people out there who see through the bullshit and are willing to push actual good music.”
He ultimately found more than just artistic support within Indy Mojo and G9 Collective and says that’s why he’s stayed so close to everything that they’ve done over the years.
“They put mine and my family’s well-being before any of the business and the music. I really respect that.”
The Art of DJing
Siemasko says his style is more diverse now than it ever has been, but doesn’t see himself as a trend follower.
“Unless what I’m doing at the time happens to be trendy,” he adds. “I’ll produce whatever I want and whatever I’m feeling, but when you come out and see me play it’s always going to be what you expect: high energy and as ruthless and heavy as I can get. What is the threshold on intensity? How far can I take it?”
He’s been DJing since the age of 14 (that’s 10 years behind the decks) and has managed to find an equal balance of staying true to the craft while keeping up to date with technology.
“I think you should progress with the times, but at the same time, I think you should be able to know the basics of it, to appreciate it and have an idea of how to do it.”
He points a critical finger at amateur basement DJs who never took the time to learn the art – who jumped on a trend after buying their first controller and started chasing the party lifestyle with dollar signs in their eyes.
“I started mixing with vinyl and I still know how to because I can beat match by ear, but I also appreciate the new technology and I love Serato Vinyl. I think it’s the greatest thing in the world because I can have my computer and spin on the fly without even really thinking about it.”
Learning From the Best
When I ask where he learned the most about making his own original productions, he replies with no hesitation, “JFet is my hero.”
He goes on to explain the mentor-like nature of their friendship, his words heavy with gratitude and admiration.
“I think Richard has a really great grasp on sound design. He’s not afraid to share his knowledge and be open with people if they’re really hungry to do it. He wants to see motivation and I showed him motivation to do it.”
Siemasko credits JFet for lighting the creative spark that fuels his work today and says he’s always been supportive of his music.
“He’s never been like, ‘This is the only sound that you should ever have.’ Instead he says, ‘Do something that nobody else has ever thought of. Do different shit. Try different things. Be different.’”
As the tattoo session wraps up, it’s clear that Davis’ client had reached his threshold for the day. He rises to stretch and takes a look in the mirror at the new permanent art adorning his side body. He thanks me for the company and we have a good chuckle over that one time we went haunted housing together.
Reflecting on our talk as I walk to my car, one quote stands out as summing it up the best:
When I was staying with my adopted dad on the Indian reservation in New Mexico I said, ‘I want to be a medicine man. I want to do good in the world.’ And he replied, ‘Your medicine is your music.’
And that’s kind of how it’s been since then. No matter what I play, people feel me. If those people get 15 minutes out of whatever shitty situation they’re in – no matter how bad work was, no matter how bad their life is, if they just broke up with a girlfriend or whatever – I want them to come out to my show and see me play, hear my music, and hopefully realize that everything’s gonna be alright.
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Next Thursday at 8pm, Datsik’s Ninja Nation Tour will make its Indianapolis stop at the Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre. But be warned: on top of a mesmerizing light show complete with a live LJ and custom Vortex 3.0 visuals, the Ninja Nation Tour also promises to pack a heavy punch with 100,000 watts of PK sound.
Maybe you’ve seen his name at the top of the Beatport charts, on collaborations with some of EDM’s hottest names (like Excision and Diplo) and all over festival lineups (Spring Awakening, EDC Vegas and Tomorrowworld last summer alone). Dubstep fans around the world can’t get enough of Canadian-born bass-fiend Troy Beetles, better known by his DJ/producer name, Datsik. The Ninja Nation Tour falls after the November release of his Down 4 My Ninjas EP so he’s hoping for a big turn out from his “Ninja Squad” fan base. Take a listen to When They Drop, produced by Datsik & Twine and released on Datsik’s Down 4 My Ninjas EP:
On top of staying busy as a producer and touring as a DJ, Datsik makes time to run his own label. Firepower Records, launched in 2012, has released music from tens of dubstep, bass and heavy dance artists including Terravita and Bear Grillz. Check out the label’s most recent release, One More Night from Proper Villains & Willy Joy featuring Metric Man here:
Despite the 26-year-old’s young age, the last five years of his career have solidified his status as a leading contributor to dubstep and bass music. The list of today’s top acts Datsik hasn’t worked with is dwindling in numbers and seals the legitimacy of the forward-thinking, hardworking artist.
Check out IndyMojo’s video recap of Datsik’s last visit to Indianapolis below:
Datsik @ Old National Centre
Thursday, Feb 19 @ 8 PM
By Alec Steinmetz
Photos from Datsik Facebook page
What better way to kick off the New Year than being in the Windy City with the one and only, Zeds Dead? The Aragon Ballroom and REACT Presents threw one hell of a show last Wednesday night to ring in the 2015 New Year. The night was a “Space Oddity” themed voyage led by our fellow astronauts, DC and Hooks.
If there is one things Zeds Dead can do, it’s make you dance. Dropping originals new and old, ZD has also been known to pay homage to their respected and inspirational influences.
The shows was a great salute to 2014, with only one minor complaint: I felt the music didn’t necessarily have a logical flow. One minute I was listening to “Eyes on Fire,” the next it was Beastie Boys’ “Intergalactic.” While I favor their passion and exquisite taste in track selection, I would have liked to see more thoughtful transitions and better care with jumping from track to track.
The Year in Zeds Dead
Growing bigger and bigger each year, 2014 was a great year for the hip-hop inspired duo. They released their successful Somewhere Else EP on Mad Decent, which kicked off a great year to the festival season.
Their studio time has been spent producing mind-blowing collaborations, including noteworthy tracks such as “Blink” with Perry Ferrell of Jane’s Addiction, “Stoned Capone” with Big Gigantic and fellow hometown hip hop artist and long time friend, Omar Linx.
Most recently, their collaboration with Oliver Heldens has earned them a lot more credit for being so versatile within the realm of EDM. It truly asserts that there isn’t anything ZD won’t try and they are certainly not afraid to bring a ruckus of followers when they do it. They research, analyze and reinvent sounds that have helped shape what music is today.
The pair are setup for a great year with the potential to evolve not only EDM, but all other possible genres. I believe there truly is no one more versatile and accepted in the EDM world than Zeds Dead.
So gear up for 2015 folks! The music festivals are starting to release lineups and Zeds Dead will be there to bump your bass all summer long.
It was in the basement venue, The Casba that I first saw FIGURE. It was dark, no cover, and the place was packed. The sound that came out of the speakers that night cannot be described and neither can the energy of the crowd. I realized then I was witnessing a mad scientist of beats at work.
Figure went on to play IndyMojo’s Identity After Party and was signed to AM Only (largest EDM talent agency) that same week. His career instantly exploded into a welcomed chaos of shows around the world and tons of releases. Since then, he has only played in Indy twice, at The Amber room which he headlined and at Wheelhouse Music Festival.
This coming Altered Thurzday, we can finally announce his return to playing his home state. At none other than the infamous Mousetrap and for only $8 at that. He is bringing his Terrorvision, which is a collaboration of the most terrifying visuals alongside his Monster tracks. This show is years in the making, let’s kick off the year with a bang, bang!
Josh Gard has had a long history in music. Just a few short years ago he donned the name Figure and began making electro house, but has since become a regular name in all realms of electronic and dance. Scoring positions among the charts may have gotten him recognition, but a hefty amount of praise has been raining down on him lately as some of the leading artists in electronic music have valued his live performance skills as some of the best in the business.
In 2011, his Monsters of Drumstep series married his love of horror with his immense production skills to become the soundtrack for the Halloween season. Figure created his own imprint, DOOM Music to house the Monsters series which has now become an annual release. In 2013 FIGURE’s monsters series became the official soundtrack to Universal Studio’s Hollywood Horror Nights theme park.
Figure recently signed with OWSLA to release “Horns of the Apocalypse”. Horns of the Apocalypse showcases FIGURE’S evolving sound and take on 4/4 dance music with his lead single Eagle. War Call & Beast Mode will remind fans of FIGURE’S signature sound. The EP features DEL The Funky Homosapien (Deltron 3030, Gorillaz, Hieroglyphics) Mr Lif (Definitive Jux) & Nick Thayer (Owsla).
“The direction and influence for the production came from being on tour all of last year and a good chunk of of 2013 so far. The entire EP was written on the road but mastered at my home studio in Indiana using my Neve Racks and Abelton. I’m really looking forward to seeing my fans on tour this fall and hope they all love this release as much as I do.” – FIGURE
October 2013 saw the return of FIGURE’s highly acclaimed Monster’s series, with the release of Monsters Volume 4. Monster’s vol. 4 quickly shot up the iTunes/Beatport worldwide charts with key tracks like Are You Afraid Of The Dark ft. Lexi Norton, Living Dead & The Center of Hell ft/ Helicopter Showdown. All in all the album takes listeners on a 13 song trip through the dark world of FIGURE’s monsters, and showcases another side of Josh Gard’s sound design that ties the LP together with dark interludes like Symphony of the Damned & Death’s Gospel.
When he’s not recording in his hometown studios in rural Indiana, Gard is touring worldwide, with packed tents at festivals like EDC, SnowGlobe, Starscape, The Bounce, Creamfields Australia, Tomorrow World, Global Dance, and Belgium’s Dour. He just ended his 14 city Terrorvision Tour in November and Indy will be the 15th city on January 8th!
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This week’s Altered Thurzday can easily be considered the biggest show in it’s history. One of the pioneers of the Dubstep sound is coming from here from the land where Cockney Thugs roam. That’s right! Caspa has decided embark on a special journey through smaller venues in the states to give his fans a more intimate and personal experience. Here is how he describes it:
"Having released and performed in almost every corner of the globe, Caspa is identified as an innovator in all areas of bass music, from producing and DJing to sourcing new talent for his own Dub Police and Sub Soldiers imprint. We all know music should be about vibes and feelings, not glitz and glamour - which can be easily forgotten and usually is. Its now time to strip away the hype and facade and to remind us what its really about. Picture a dark, underground space, an intimate gathering in the company of the most dedicated bass-heads. The fans who truly love and crave the simplicity of an original underground, London rave - dimly lit by a single red light and free from any over-the-top gimmicks. All that matters is a huge sound system, Caspa and 500 like-minded people engulfed by the sound and the vibe. This is something that can only be generated by a true innovator. This is 'The 500 Tour'"
Sounds a bit like a place some of us know very well, am I right? Caspa decided not to rely on the venue for sound (probably a wise idea), but instead bring his own and PK Sound at that! The Mousetrap has never seen such a system before and I pray for it’s foundation.
Caspa AKA Gary McCann is a dubstep producer from west London. McCann’s creative involvement in music began after a promising basketball career was cut short by a shoulder injury. Growing up, McCann cites Jungle and Hip Hop as his main influences. He received his first public attention when, his first track, Bassbins recorded under the pseudonym Quiet Storm, was picked up by BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Da Flex.
McCann has started his own label, which focuses on Dubstep and Grime artists. Storming Productions was founded in 2004 and then he joined Stingray Records in 2006. Around this time, he also began his own radio show on RinseFM. McCann also created an additional label Dub Police to focus specifically on Dubstep. Dub Police is composed of Rusko, L-Wiz, N-Type, The Others and more.
He has performed at a number of high-profile UK music festivals, including Glastonbury and Global Gathering and his release Back for the First Time has received widespread public attention, being playlisted on BBC Radio 1. He has also performed at many other notable festivals around the world such as Exit Festival in Serbia, Stereosonic in Australia and Lollapalooza in the U.S. Despite his widespread success, McCann still finds time to perform every two months at the renowned Fabric in his hometown of London.
His debut album Everybody’s Talking, Nobody’s Listening (album) was released on 4 May 2009 on Caspa’s own label Sub Soldiers/Fabric Records and included an appearance from legendary reggae figure Sir David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan.
In August 2012, it was announced that Caspa and various notable electronic music producers would be featured on the Halo 4 remix album and “War” was featured in the trailer for Kick-Ass 2. In 2014, McCann moved to Denver, Colorado. He cites Denver’s music culture and friendly people as influential factors, although he is unsure whether the move will be permanent. – Wikipedia
Among the ever-expanding landscape of Dubstep, Alex Crawford (known musically as The Others) has crafted his own distinct style and shaped up what promises to be a successful 2014. Having released his debut artist album and conquered music venues worldwide, the future will see him focus on producing his niche blend of classic Dubstep creation.
During 2013 The Others had a range of successes, reaching from one of the biggest Dubstep singles of the year to delving into a deeper, darker style of production, gaining support from original scene tastemakers such as Caspa, Youngsta and Skream, giving a huge nod to the roots of Dubstep. Having released his debut artist album at the very end of 2012 with features from Emalkay, Joker, Stamina MC, Breakage, Lonette Charles and Geoff Smith, the following year was dedicated to the promotion of Red Planet’s impressive singles. Standout single ‘Fallout’ with Emalkay gained recognition from all corners of electronic music, with continued support from Radio stations such as Radio 1, Kiss FM, XFM, a nomination for a Bass Music Award and a feature from key Dubstep YouTube channel UKF. His inclusion in all sections of Dub Police’s Past Present Future compilation cemented his reputation as a bass music artist with longevity.
Dubstep fans will of course recognise The Others’ early production from Caspa and Rusko’s seminal FabricLive 37 mix. The special VIP mix of Africa became both a Dubstep anthem and a calling card for Alex’s skilful production. The Others (as a production duo) were soon snapped up by Caspa for his record label Dub Police, where Alex Crawford remains as an artist today (retaining the moniker The Others), racking up an incredible 23 releases – making him the most released and longest-standing artist on the entire label. Releases such as the Gravity EP and First Flight EP on Dub Police ensured he had earned his place among Dubstep’s elite. The Others has also found success with other respectable bass music labels including Sub Soldiers, Tempa, Ringo, Boka and Wheel & Deal records.
As well as a fantastic track record in producing, The Others is a more than accomplished DJ, being invited to play at some of the most prestigious venues worldwide. He has been a constant fixture at the Dub Police fabric residency in his hometown of London, and played key venues in the city like Pacha, Plastic People (FWD), Ministry of Sound and Matter. The Others has been invited to DJ at parties across the globe, including an impressive six US tours, both solo and group expeditions with label mates from Dub Police. He has performed at prestigious parties and venues such as Smog at The House of Blues in LA, South by Southwest in Texas, World Music Conference Miami and Beta in Denver for Sub.mission. Australasia was also graced with his musical skill during a Ministry of Sound tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2011, and Europe has been a staple destination with performances at Tomorrowland Festival, Outlook Festival, Paradiso in Amsterdam, Trix in Antwerp, The Villa in Oslo, Rex in Paris, and more. He was also part of the first ever Dubstep night in Ibiza, at Eden.
Fuelled by his constant creative output, The Others has received continued radio support from stations such as BBC Radio 1, XFM, Rinse FM and Kiss FM. He was an original member of the BBC 1xtra Daily Dose of Dubstep artists. All of these stations have invited Alex to play music on air, with Mistajam proclaiming his track Gravity and his First Flight EP ‘Jam Hot’.
His discography also hosts a very impressive catalogue of remixes including Above & Beyond, Breakage (with Newham Generals & David Rodigan), Caspa, Emalkay, Maroon 5 (with Wiz Khalifa), Reflekt, S.P.Y and Youngman & Skream.
2014 will see The Others continue to develop his musical creativity and delve into the deeper sound of Dubstep. He will remain focused on his DJ performances and spend another year travelling the globe, sharing his sound, and this will also be the year of Alex working alongside the label as an A&R to sign the next generation of artists. He is the next in line to mix Dub Police’s prestigious MyStyle compilation series. Add this to a host of exciting projects and planned collaborations, and 2014 will mean massive things to come for The Others.
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Bass trio Terravita is bringing their Fuel To The Fire Tour to Indy this week. The group are not strangers to the city. They first came here to destroy Mojostock 2013, then came their performance at Old National that was more than explosive. This time, IndyMojo is bringing these guys to the Mousetrap and we are introducing our new 3D Projection Mapping. Whether you have witnessed Terravita’s dynamite performance already or have no idea what you are in for…Be there!
“Dominating the bass music scene for nearly a decade, Terravita has run the gamut when it comes to crowd-smashing, mind-melting electronic music. From the days of Drum & Bass to the era of contemporary Dubstep, Trap and everything in-between, Terravita know no limits when it comes to crafting the most staggering, bone-jarring bangers around. From their industry-leading sound-design to the razor-honed precision of their drums, Terravita are undeniable experts at their craft, and will inevitably remain so for many years to come.” – EDM.com
Terravita was catapulted into the public eye with the release of “Up In The Club”. The track that helped define the drumstep genre. Since then they have released over 12 top ten releases on the Beatport dubstep and drum & bass charts. The band has remixed Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, Chiddy Bang, Yelawolf, Datsik, Zedd & Bassnectar. Their last EP on Firepower Records “the Power of Fire” charted in the overall top five on Beatport for several weeks and included the hits “Well Oiled Machine” and “This Time Its Personal”. Terravita has toured with Steve Aoki, Datsik & Flux Pavilion and has played festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival (Vegas, Chicago, Orlando), I Love This City and Shambhala.
Earlier this year IndyMojo got the chance to talk to Terravita via phone. Click HERE to read that Interview.
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Having been a major player in the bass scene for the past five years, SKisM’s technical prowess and energy on his 4 deck setup has gained him notoriety as one of the busiest and most electrifying mixers on the circuit and he has toured the world time and time again.
Since his rise to power in 2009, SKisM has collaborated and remixed some of the biggest names in the business including Flux Pavilion, Excision, Foreign Beggars, Zomboy, Porter Robinson & Hadouken! His productions have racked up over 14 millions views on YouTube alone.
As co-owner and A&R of one of the most prolific labels in electronic, Never Say Die, as well as its sister label No Tomorrow, SKisM has had a hand in bringing some of the freshest music to the masses. He is constantly championing the sounds of the acts on both labels such as Zomboy, Far Too Loud, Eptic, BAR9, LAXX and MUST DIE!
2013 saw the release of a remix EP of his classic track ‘Elixir’ – with Megalodon, Skeptics and Karetus all stepping up to rework it alongside a VIP from the man himself. The label celebrated their 50th Never Say Die release in December, with The Prototypes remix of SKisM’s iconic ‘Experts’ featured on Never Say Die Fifty.
Having kicked off 2014 with a huge US tour in the form of ‘Rage By The Pound’, where SKisM played over a period of six weeks and visited a total of twenty-two cities, SKisM combines playing numerous global shows and successfully running Never Say Die.
It is such a treat to have someone of his caliber at The Mousetrap.
With Special Guests
Thurzday, October 16th
5565 N Keystone Ave.