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Deadleft Spirit in association with Surrogate}Channel
present
United Battle Drum & Bass USA vs. UK 2
Liquid Masquerade

October 26th, 2013. 8pm-4am. Music Hall of Williamsburg 

with performances by-
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Furney
(Good Looking Records, Telluric, Liquid V)
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Furney is James Fearnside, aged 30, based in Aylesbury but born in Bradford. He first got into dance music by listening to mixtapes from the early acid and hardcore DJs kindly supplied by his older sister. As these DJs moved into drum & bass James followed them and his sister has clearly been a big influence. “I started DJing because she used to make me spend money on all these records, I didn’t have a clue what I was buying but she used to point all the tunes out to me. I was always fascinated by home-produced music too and an Atariand an Akai were the next things to get if you already had Technics and wanted to be taken seriously.” Describe the Furney sound, not so much in terms of genre but the kind of moods and feelings you’re trying to create: “I like the mystical, dreamy vibe, music that makes you think about things or feel a certain way, or puts you in a different place, rather than something that’s easy to dance to on drugs. Music with a bit of stickability.”

James’ early releases came ot on labels like Big Bud’s Sound Traz and Super8sound imprints as well as Advanced Recordings and Deep Kut run by Total Science. “I think a lot of the labels heard my name through LTJ Bukem, he was the first person I would send my tracks to and in turn he would share them with other DJs he thought might like them.” When a talented young producer who’s already cut his teeth with some well received releases joins forces with one of the iconic labels in drum & bass, you know there’s going to be sparks. That’s exactly what’s happened when Furney & Good Looking records got together and this looks set to run and run. Furney’s debut release for a revitalised Good Looking was ‘Drum Tools’ in collaboration with MC Conrad which appeared on the other side of LTJ Bukem’s first track in three years, ‘Switch’. Next up was ‘Pipez’ coupled with ‘Leap of Faith’ by Utah Jazz, both tracks will feature on the ‘Bukem in Session ‘ DVD recorded live at Exit festival in Serbia.

“Pipez is a re-rub of and old Jack Smooth track from 1994. I loved the elements so much I decided to re-work them to today’s tempo for a bit of fun. Bukem loved it so much he played it in every set for a year and then got the backing from Jack Smooth to put it out.” Then followed ‘Distance’, coupled with Soulmatic’s ‘Self Belief’. with it’s crisp production and driving bassline, ‘Distance’ is a perfect example of why Furney’s productions have become such a big hit on the dancefloor. It’s small wonder, therefore, that Bukem has got him involved with Good Looking. ‘Distance’ is a little number I knocked up with Herrick. It has a very Rhodes piano groove with chipmonk house vocals – it’s nothing new sounding but it moves the dancefloor.” Finally, what do you hope you will be doing in five years time? “I hope to have left my office job and be doing something musical with my day-to-day life rather than squeezing it around a nine-to-five.

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Submorphics
(Innerground, Hospital Records, Liquid V, Good Looking)
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Submorphics (Greg Axelrad) creates deep ocular future funk, with parts retro soul, Detroit/Chicago synthentics, jazz, film soundtracks and indie vibes infusing his harmonies.Beginning on the humble local scenes of Detroit and Chicago, Submorphics has since DJ’ed in nearly 40 cities, headlining major gigs at Fabric in London, and across Europe and North America. While he is on the decks, Submorphics sonically alloys disparate styles; the grimy and the smooth, the hypnotic and the astonishing. In the past five years his fluid musicality has been embraced by DJs Fabio and LTJ Bukem, with tunes like “Miles Ahead”, “Step in the Spot ft. Selfsays”, “Mellow Madness”, “Workitout,” “Summer Soul” and many more receiving heavy play on BBC Radio One and clubs internationally. Celebrated primarily for his soulful drum and bass sounds, Submorphics has diversified his repertoire, publishing a plethora of emotive bass music in the 110-140 range. The eclectic musician has also taken on the role of producer for vocalists Armanni Reign and Christina Tamayo. Submorphics exploded into 2012, as Hospital Records released the massive Camo + Krooked- Change Me (Submorphics Remix) on the Between the Lines Remix CD (NHS206). Subsequently, releases on Drum & Bass Arena and Rubik Records added to his impressive discography.

In 2013, Submorphics has stepped it up, with high-profile releases on Innerground and Good Looking Records igniting the DnB world. “Summer Soul,” on Innerground became a scene anthem, with heavy play from DJs across the musical spectrum. It was released on Innerground b/w the mighty Calibre’s remix of Marky & S.P.Y’s seminal “Yellow Shoes.” Following this was the smooth and uplifting gem “Hazel Street” on Innerground’s ‘Future Classics’ EP. On the very same day, LTJ Bukem released Submorphics “Cosmic Blue” on vinyl on Good Looking Records. As if this wasn’t enough, late Summer/early fall sees the release of Calibre’s remix of Submorphics- Organ Grinder, ‘Forgotten Dreams” on Good Looking Records’ ‘Collectivism’ CD, and the harder-edged soul tunes “Hurt so Bad” and “Burning Love” on Liquid V.

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Stunna + Place 42
(Telluric Recordings, 31 Records)
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Stunna-A classically-trained keyboardist and working musician based in Chicago, STUNNA (aka J. Cappo) has crafted his own unique sound within the fast-paced world of Drum + Bass music. With a number of strong releases on various high-profile labels coupled with a solid Stateside and international touring schedule under his belt, this Grammy-nominated, URB ‘Next 100’ producer and host of BASSDRIVE Radio’s popular weekly ‘GREENROOM’ show is determined to spread his own sound as well as exclusive tracks from talent around the world. As his prolific catalogue of solo productions, collaborations and remixes has gained global support from DOC SCOTT, LTJ BUKEM, FABIO, MARKY, LOXY, MARCUS INTALEX, CALIBRE and many more, it’s going to be another busy year ahead.

Place42-Native son of the NEW YORK CITY underground electronic music scene since the early 1990’s, PLACE42 (aka JOHN CLEMENTE) has been making a positive impact on the global Drum+Bass scene for many years. Founder of the revered TELLURIC RECORDINGS label, a tireless promoter of countless successful events, and a gifted DJ supporting exclusive music from his label’s roster, this multi-faceted artist’s signature deep and rolling sound has continuously been turning heads and moving feet on dance floors worldwide. With international support of the TELLURIC imprint by the likes of LTJ BUKEM, FABIO, and BAILEY, DJ PLACE 42 continues to stay loyal to his signature, well-curated sound while moving forward within the ever-evolving world of Drum+Bass.

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Technicolour & Komatic as Technimatic
(Shogun Audio)
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Musically rich, emotionally charged yet heavy drum & bass can be hard to come by these days so when the sounds of Pete Rogers and Andy Powell first wafted through the corridors of Shogun Audio HQ they immediately caught some attention. Having started making music together back in 2008 as Technicolour & Komatic little could be known of what the future had in store but since then the boys have gone on to release their liquid infused mix of hyper-coloured D&B on labels such as Critical, Technique, Spearhead and a certain Sgn:Ltd.

Never resting their laurels Shogun Audio have been quick to recognise a bright future for the duo and are now very proud to announce the exclusive signing of the newly named Technimatic to the re-launched Sgn:Ltd imprint. Already with their next single lined up for October 2012 you can expect to be seeing and hearing a whole lot more from Technimatic over the coming months and years as they join the ranks of the one the biggest bass labels in the business.

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Mr. Joseph
(Fizzy Beats, Rubik Digital)
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Although Mr Joseph has been involved in the music scene since early 1990 organising raves and parties throughout the London area it wasn’t until 2000 he decided to take things a little more seriously with Drum & Bass. Coming from a Caribbean background, Joseph was all to familiar with the many musical genres resonating throughout his parents home. His father and uncles were both in sound systems back in the 70s which meant he had unprecedented access to Jazz, Soul, Funk and Reggae. Growing up around sound systems Joseph refined he talents behind the decks from the age of 8. and living in North West London was a bonus due to the number of record shops dotted throughout the area. Josephs love of Drum and bass / Jungle came about during a carnival after party. From that point on he turned his attentions to buying, DJing and promoting Drum & Bass & Jungle in 2000.

In 2005 Joseph, along with Deefa MC, Cliche MC, DJ Izzy and DJ Caspar started a weekly Drum & Bass night called Fizzy. With the success of Fizzy came the label and during its birth saw the start of Mr Josephs production career. His first release on Fizzy Beats entitled ‘Sexy Lady’, was followed by ‘So High’, got massive support from DJ’s such as Bailey, Fabio and Grooverider, Marcus Intalex and LTJ Bukem. Mr Joseph’s tracks got signed to Good Looking, V Records, Totaal Rez and Influence Records. 2009 saw Mr Joseph win the Sun and Bass DJ competition in Sardinia, Italy, and he also appeared several times on Drum and Bass Arena TV. Early 2011 Mr Joseph’s first album, ‘What a Lovely Time It Was’, was debuted with Telluric Records. In the same month, an EP on the legendary V Records was released, letting Mr Joseph make his way onto the center stage. The V records EP entitled ‘Danger Room’ Showcases Mr Joseph’s versatility. With 5 tracks covering the full spectrum of drum and bass catering for everyone.

Mr Joseph can be heard twice a month on Bassdrive.com, presenting a biweekly radio show, playing all his favourite tunes. End of 2011 saw the release of his second EP, ‘Playing Love Games’, 2012 saw the collaboration with artists such as Andyskopes, Pennygiles and Imagery, the realises of The Juices Volume 1 and 2 which topped the Juno Record chart for 2 weeks. it also saw Mr Joseph touch down in countries such as Belfast, Munich, New York, Sardinia, Estonia, Turin and Finland. Mr Joseph mission is to bring the vibes. His musically influenced by Soul, hip-hop Jazz and reggae music. “A party ain’t fizzy unless its bubbling down nicely..”

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EAST vs. WEST Matinee’
Raw-Q
(Intrigue, Natural Selection)
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Raw Q (aka: Dj Beau) is one of NYC’s original pioneers of drum n’ bass and electronic music. As a born and raised native of NYC’s East Village, Beau has been djing underground clubs and raves in NYC, the USA and Puerto Rico for over 14 years and counting. His resume as a dj/producer is a veritable timeline of many of the most significant parties and events of the NYC/US electronic music culture. Whether it’s from his beginnings as an original Liquid Sky and Satellite Records dj (circa ’95) to his current status as one of Dj Zinc’s Bingo Allstars and a selected tagteam partner of Dj DB at the highly acclaimed Secret Night of Science monthly parties at LOVE, Beau has been a truely devoted contributor to underground electronic music and rave culture since the early days.

Throughout his years as a performer and respected dj, Beau has been selected as the opener for such high profile artists as: Fabio and Grooverider, Planet of the Drums, Marcus Intalex, Calibre, Klute and has shared the bill with the likes of LTJ Bukem, Shy-Fx, Bad Company, Dj Craze and many more. He is currently a resident of Direct Drive and performs regularly as a special guest at Secret Night of Science, Let It Roll, Dream and NYC’s longest running 21+ weekly dnb night, Camouflage. Beau is also well known for his original music production. in 95′ he teamed up with Dj Ani (NASA, Deee-Lite) and created a series of tunes which appeared on Dj Soulslinger’s Jungle Sky imprint (the first US Drum n Bass Label). In 2003 Beau transformed into Raw Q.

As Raw Q, his music has had a major impact in the world of electronic music with tunes such as ‘Vital Soul’ which appeared on Dj Zinc’s reputable Bingo imprint and was ranked 11th in the BBC’s Global Dance Music charts (jul.13.04), which encompasses all forms of dance music. With tunes such as Vital Soul, Caspian Moon, Summer Rain and Jagged Edge, Raw Q’s music has been embraced by such legendary artists as LTJ Bukem, Fabio, Roni Size, DB, Marcus Intalex, Marky, Zinc, Bryan Gee, Bailey, Dj Flight and countless others.

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Kasper
(Fokuz Recordings, Celsius)
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Driving. Soulful. Poised. Intelligent. A classically trained violinist/pianist turned junglist, Kasper is an emerging artist and DJ from Minneapolis, MN. Specializing in Liquid Drum + Bass, his deep and expressive music is getting massive recognition worldwide. With immense basslines and a confident swagger, Kasper’s style intelligently weaves together the sultry and smooth sounds of liquid DnB with the cutting and provocative influences of Hip Hop.

Kasper is swiftly moving his way up the ranks of the DnB scene with support from LTJ Bukem, Fabio, Bailey, Utah Jazz, Simon Bassline Smith, Random Movement, Komatic&Techinicolour, Foreign Concept, Stunna, and more. His infectious sound, not to mention his towering 6’4″ height, combine to make Kasper a true standout in the DnB scene.

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Hosted and special performances by
Sopheye + MC Question Mark
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Sopheye-The soulful, unique & improvisational style of Soph.Eye is indeed a sound worth looking into. Born in England and raised in Miami, this vocalist and songwriter has been able to flourish with her multicultural upbringing. After years of listening to, loving and even writing her own music, Soph.Eye finally established that she needed to push herself and her music to the masses. Since the age of 18, Soph.Eye has professionally performed various genres of music. Dance music has been a prominent genre in her ventures over the years and has enabled her to work with some of its biggest names, emceeing for the likes of LTJ Bukem, A-Sides, Goldie, Silver, Andy C, Random Movement, Will Miles, Juan Basshead & somejerk to name a few. Currently furthering her education, she is pursuing a BM in Commercial Music Business and a minor in voice at Florida Atlantic University. Her plans for the future are full of music, arts and creativity! Stay tuned to find out about upcoming shows, releases and any other appearances by this songstress.

Mc Question Mark-As the drum ‘n’ bass scene kept growing so did Question Mark’s profile. He opened for Roni Size/Reprazent and has MCed for the likes of Andy C., Ed Rush, Fierce, Nico, Trace, Bailey, Ink, John B., Bad Company, J Magick, A Guy Called Gerald, DJ Rap, Jumping Jack Frost, Bryan Gee, Ben att, Dom and Roland, Doc Scott, Simon “Bassline” Smith as well as going overseas to MC at a Planet V party for V Recordings. Domestic talent such as DJ Craze, Dieselboy, Dara, DB, AK1200, UFO!, Sage, Hive, Phantom 45, Fury, Danny the Wildchild, DJ Phix, Dazee and Sub-Flow have all had the benefit of his talents. “I want to take it to the masses. The masses need to know that this is our side,” he states. “I’ve heard this statement: Drum ‘n’ bass is the first music that came out of England that was truly from the streets, a London ghetto boy type music. Some people think of Peckham as the ghetto. I’m not representing that ghetto, but I’m representing it as a whole sound. I want people in the world to know that even the ghetto has an artistic impact.”

“In time, there will be younger MCs who will take over from the older generation of MC who have been out there,” he says. “I’ve been doing it so long, it would be such a hard fall to just totally turn my back on the game. I want to have some sort of artistic impact, even if I’m not going out on the streets or playing. When I do come out, it comes correct mmediately. There is some wonderful talent out there. If everybody could see that, this music could be as big as hip hop. Right now, I’m just MCing. The deal is getting everybody hooked. I want everybody to be as hooked in this music as I am hooked in this music.”

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++ Costumes Are Encouraged. $250 prize for best costume at 3am.
++ State of the Art Concert PA and Lighting, Lasers and Visuals.

Doors open 7:30pm-4am. 18 to dance / 21 to drink

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Purchase $ 25 advance tickets at:
www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com / www.ticketmaster.com
Door admission is $ 30

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Venue- Music Hall of Williamsburg

Music_Hall_of_williamsburg_logo66 N 6th St Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 486-5400
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