SLACK INDUSTRIES PRESENTS HEART BEAT 2 w/ FREAKY FLOW:
A DRUM AND BASS MOVEMENT
Slack Industries is a DJ collective comprised of talent from a variety of EDM styles who strive to bring you positive experiences through the best music and the sickest venues. And on June 6th we will do just that.
On this night of amazing drum and bass sounds we at Slack Industries are proud to present the legendary FREAKY FLOW!!!! Longside the master will be some of Atlanta's sickest selectas; Moneyman, ComaToast, Fitz, Gunnard
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
Freaky Flow first took a serious interest in music at the age of eleven, mesmerized by soul jazz, garage house, and hiphop. Four years later, he purchased his first set of turntables and started spinning hiphop with his skilled partner, D-Wreck. Through this genre, Freaky learned the basics – scratching, cutting, and mixing – in just that prioritized order.
Jungle, drumandbass, and the underground music culture soon captured his attention; Flow, in turn, transferred his knowledge of hiphop into this new, captivating music. He found that scratching and cutting had unique properties in accompaniment with jungle. Freaky Flow today plays on a regular basis at major events throughout Canada, the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, Austria, England, and Slovenia, making him the most booked drumandbass DJ in Canada.
The transition from DJ to producer was only logical. With several partners, Freaky Flow oversaw the operation of Placebo Recordings (distributed by Stickman Records) between 1996 and 1999. The label led Flow to work with many acclaimed artists, including The Soul Grabber (Aquarius/Stickman), The Rascalz (ViK/BMG), and others. With his extremely busy schedule, however, Flow soon found it impossible to go to school full time, manage the Special Projects department at Stickman Records, DJ across the world, and direct and produce for a record label. Thus, to the dismay of many, Placebo Recordings’ release schedule and Freaky Flow’s studio production both came to an abrupt halt at the end of ‘99. After completing his degree, however, Flow’s return to the studio garnered immediate attention: His remix resume alone includes work for 311 (Volcano/Zomba/BMG), Choclair (Virgin/EMI), Pressure Rise (Aspect), Type One (GFS/Sound Gizmo), and others.
Flow is no stranger to the mix CD, either. The “Obscene Underground – Volume 1” compilation (on Stickman Records) sold over 20,000 units in Canada alone. Freaky Flow’s second CD, aptly entitled “World Domination” (Moonshine Music), was released in May 2001, and surpassed his first disc in sales, hurdling over the 20,000 unit mark, making Freaky Flow the highest CD-selling drumandbass DJ of all time in Canada. A third CD – the first ever live CD that Flow has recorded – entitled “Keep It Live” (Moonshine Music), was released just one year later, with a fourth, "The Envy" (Topaz Records), hitting shelves the following year. A fifth mix CD, “Flashback” (Freaky Flow), dropped in 2004, featuring entirely songs and remixes involving Freaky Flow studio work. Just two years later, Freaky Flow launched his first ever solely-owned label, “Freaky Flow Recordings”, which brought “The Heavy Petters”, his protégé group, to music’s forefront. Most recently, amidst Flow’s relocation to Los Angeles, CA, fans can check out his latest mix CD, “The Furious Factor” (Moist Music), a retrospective mix containing entirely music from the renowned Canadian drumandbass label, Furious Records. And if that’s not enough, fans can watch for brand new online mixes every few months.
Yet even with all of these endeavours keeping him so busy, Flow has not lost sight of why he began to DJ in the first place. He simply possesses new tools to bring his art to more people. Indeed, the music is still his top priority. For Freaky Flow is still known as one of the most versatile and technically skilled producer/DJ's in North America, and still labeled ‘Toronto's Jungle Scratchmaster’ by promoters, producers, and partygoers alike. Swarms of partiers may consistently be found huddled around the DJ booth when Flow is on the decks, watching his every move.
Tag Team Duo 160 and TOMOS, two recognized DJs from the Atlanta Scene known for spinning other genres [under different monikers], bring mixes of DnB, TechStep and Jungle to the crowd. Mixed exclusively the old skool way...vinyl on turntables.. connected to a mixer...connected to an amp...connected to speakers [period].
FITZ, taken from his last name, is a DJ with an old soul, a deep love and respect for the EDM culture and music. He has been DJ’ing since just before the turn of the century. He started with Trance then moved to hard house, and is now rocking clubs and events with his jumping, booming, dancing style of Breakbeats. “Every set I put together is a journey, you will never get the feel of my whole set, unless you hear the whole thing from beginning to end.”
Realizing his love for a Disco type of sound from old school tracks like "Don' Stop the Rock", and "You Dropped the Bomb on me" they filled his soul with the Disco he needed, but FITZ was still missing something. Quite a few years later he end up at his first "rave" in Atlanta GA, and Frankie Bones played a set that changed his passion. “It was then I knew then what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, I wanted to become a DJ.”
Steadily becoming known as the Icey of Atlanta, FITZ has taken Atlanta over by storm with his Thundering and groovy flavor of break-beats he pours through the speakers. Not only does he get compared to looking like Icey, but he can bring the boom with his sets like the original and never duplicated DJ Icey.
FITZ started out as any aspiring DJ would; he had a beginner setup with a few records, and kept finding new ways of bringing music from one track to blend beautifully with another. In Athens TN was where FITZ honed his skills with the likes of DJ Gruv, Goldenboy, MizMo, and many others. Trance was his first love, then moved to House, and then Drum and Bass, But later found his true love for playing Breakbeats.
Now he is hooked up with a production company called Slack Industries out of Atlanta, GA and head of the Atlanta chapter for D.P.P. which grew from D.P.P. out of Orlando. In association with Slack Industries based in Atlanta, GA, you can catch FITZ playing around the southeast. Now FITZ has moved on to a new passion in the scene, and that is producing music. “I am always looking for another jam to remix, or just creating original melodies running around in my head.”
Currently working with Brian Tedder from Slack Industries and together they have created a Breakbeat duo called Bitsen Pieces, (check facebook for updates).
FREE PARKING!!!! DOORS AT 10:00 PM!!!
THIS IS AN 18+ EVENT !!!!!
June Birthdays get in for $5 Til Midnight!
$12 w a Hoop or Flow Toys All Night
$12 before Midnight, $15 after Midnight
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Lindsay's Photography will be taking pictures for all your viewing pleasure! Let me shoot you! - https://www.facebook.com/lindsaysphotoatl
Vending by Crash Lab Entertainment
Backpacks are subject to search.
2115 Faulkner Rd NE,
Jungle is located in the First Brick Warehouse Behind the DollHouse on Cheshire Bridge Road . Formerly the Ruins Rave Venue, and then the Infamous Chamber Nightclub - Totally remodelled w new Lights and Sound inside!