URBAN Outkasts Digital Entertainment/NWHK presents BASS MANIAKS II
Come celebrate the sounds of the underground, as we explore our desires through music! Hardcore music!!! Drum and Bass music!!! This is a night NOT to be missed!!! 2 STAGES! ALL AGES!!! HARDCORE STAGE: Jen Mas - (VITUS/EMG/RDP/KIKWEAR - NYC) Jen Mas is one of the leading ladies representing the Hardcore/Gabber sounds in North America. In recent years, she has become better known for infusing Hardcore with Drum & Bass, another genre she has always been passionate about. Always keeping things fresh, she can throw down a set of anything from House and Techno to Electro and Old School. Founder of the Vitus Crew, she's maintained a strong rave scene presence for over two decades, and has played in almost every major city across the continent. In 2006, Jen ranked #16 in the Shejay Top 100 Female DJs poll, which included votes by over 30,000 people across the globe. She has done her share to help spread the love of Hardcore in a region where the genre has remained under the radar and far from the mainstream. Known for her lightning-fast and creative mixing, scratching, and turntable trickery, she has achieved trail-blazing success and continues to open minds and gain new fans at every performance. Her vast musical interests and broad spectrum of taste are the driving forces behind her unique DJ approach, making every set fun and unpredictable. She'll mix the hottest tracks along with original edits, refixes, remixes, and productions. Give her an hour behind the decks, and she'll make a Hardcore soldier out of you too! w/support from - Nekrokick (Industrial Strength Rec./Core Industry_ - Seattle, WA.) Arcid (TechnoBelligerent - Ontario, CA.) Louis Cypher (NWHK/KBR - Portland, OR.) Little Terror (Reactionary Rec. - Portland, OR.) Kandicore (Cascadia Liberation Army - Portland, OR.) DRUM AND BASS STAGE: Machete -(RESPECT DNB/JUNGLIST PLATOON - LOS ANGELES, CA.) Rob Machete began his musical career back in 1991 as DJ Rob G, spinning Hip-Hop at Hollywood afterhours events such as No-Doz, What?, and Caffiend. The Los Angeles underground rave culture was in its infancy and Rob was inspired by the techno-breakbeat music emerging out of England via vinyl records played by DJs Raw, Curious, and Oscar da Grouch. These frantic bass-heavy beats that evolved from old-school breaks layered with HipHop and Reggae samples were intriguing and propelled him in a new direction. Rob, encouraged by his peers, changed his professional name to Machete in 1994 a title meant to evoke the nature of his mixing and cutting skills in relation to this new Jungle music. As DJ Machete, Rob helped put his crew, Junglist Platoon, on the map with gigs at nearly every Jungle party in the Greater Los Angeles area. A brief residency with Los Angeles mega-promoter Insomniac, plus a noted mention in URB Magazines NEXT 100 Issue (1998) garnered much attention. Machete was then featured on various dates of the infamous KungFu-Knowledge Tour of 1999, placing him alongside many of the worlds best talents including DJ Craze, Mampi Swift, and Rob Playford. In March of 1999 the Junglist Platoon began hosting a weekly Drum and Bass event called RESPECT with Machete in charge of talent bookings, promotions, as well as being a resident DJ. March of 2000 saw Machete organize a RESPECT one-off at the Winter Music Conference in Miami which successfully placed the RESPECT brand at the forefront of Los Angeles Drum and Bass.After 18+ years, RESPECT is the longest running Jungle/Drum and Bass weekly in Los Angeles in addition to being one of the most successful clubs of its kind in the United States. RESPECT is globally known for bringing the best international and stateside talent and continues to do so after settling into its fifth and most current venue, The Dragonfly in Hollywood. Machete is well-traveled and has showcased his skills in Italy, Croatia, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Canada and in numerous other cities and states across North America. Machete notably made history as one of the
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