Elevated Press & Mezzanine Presents
CALYX & TEEBEE, LOADSTAR, GRIDLOK, JAMAL, TCHPHNX
Get tickets here: (THIS EVENT IS 21+)
++Funktion 1 sound, lighting, and visuals++
CALYX & TEEBEE
on 6 decks + 2 mixers
Calyx & TeeBee are now working on their second collaborative album - an LP which will see them branch into new genres with one half of the LP being DnB and the other half comprising a wide range of styles. Expect a vinyl triple-pack of 6 DnB cuts, and all 20 tracks released on double-CD and mp3.
In addition to their ventures into new styles of music, Calyx & TeeBee have been pushing for more of their joint sets to feature 6 decks and 2 mixers, with both DJ's in action simultaneously. They first performed with this setup at a legendary event in Moscow, October 2007. Since then they have made over 30 performances on 6 to 8 decks and 2 mixers. With each gig they have discovered more permutations, possibilities and ideas whilst developing an understanding that generates both spontaneous and choreographed moments. Calyx and TeeBee find it by far the most exciting, enjoyable and expressive way they have ever performed and are now looking to make every joint booking feature this setup. Rest assured, you will never have heard or seen a DnB performance like it!
Made up of Gavin Harris and Nick Hill, formerly and respectively known to the world of drum & bass as Xample and Lomax, this duo has surpassed the highest expectations in recent years by fusing their individual styles and creating a pioneering sound that imbues club dance floors, iPods and huge festival arenas with incredible energy and impeccable musical precision.
Fans of drum & bass and even bass music in general can be assured that Loadstar have everything it takes to be one of the most exciting acts in dance music today. Years of experience in crafting the highest quality music that's as happy on your home stereo as it is in huge arenas, a worryingly busy DJ diary that sees them touring the globe with fellow Bristolian MC Texas and support from admiring nightclub-goers, club DJs and the media alike means that Loadstar are undoubtedly spearheading the bass music revolution.
Check out their newest single on Ram Records entitled ‘Stepped Outside / Under Pressure’ as well as their most recent full-length on Ram ‘Future Perfect’.
(Ram Records, Project 51)
A true pioneer of the Drum and Bass sound, Gridlok remains one of the most highly regarded artists in the industry. With a discography spanning over a decade and featuring classics such as ‘Moodswings’, ‘Bottomfeeder’, and ‘Standing Room Only’, it’s little wonder that the Gridlok name has become synonymous with timeless Drum and Bass.
The grimy uncompromising style that Gridlok has developed forms the foundation for his glittering career, gaining him the attention of his peers with household names such as Shy FX, Pendulum, and Dom and Roland lining up to work with the American producer. Acknowledged by artists in and out of Drum and Bass, Gridlok has put his spin on other genres, remixing for the likes of electronica giant Josh Wink and house legend Sasha. Gridlok’s original music and remixes have also branched into other media, with his work appearing in titles such as Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution and MTV’s Challenge series. Covering a wide spectrum within Drum and Bass, Gridlok’s versatile production has allowed him to release on a diverse range of labels, spanning from Ram Records and Playaz to Commercial Suicide and Moving Shadow, whilst maintaining his signature sound.
(Commercial Suicide, Code, Stamina)
Affiliated with influential crews such as Commercial Suicide, Formation, Compression and Stamina Sundays, JAMAL is a name that is synonymous with Drum & Bass. With close to 15 years experience in the scene, he’s had a hand in establishing the now infamous Compression party and the current event, Stamina Sundays, both geared towards showcasing the biggest sounds in Drum & Bass. This veteran DJ brings an undeniable and infectious energy to every set and is known for his bass-laden, drum heavy, grimey beats.
Bursting onto the scene in the late 90’s, JAMAL quickly honed his skills and by the mid-2000’s, he was as embraced as the future of the San Francisco scene. Holding residencies with Juju’s label night, Phuturo, as well as the world renowned massive Compression parties, exposed JAMAL to the most current and most influential tunes which were the foundation of his career. Surrounded by talented innovators and performing with Drum & Bass top acts such as Roni Size, Goldie, Shy Fx, DJ SS, S.P.Y., Bryan Gee, DJ Marky, LTJ Bukem, Friction, Dillinja, Loxy, Optiv, Gridlok, Prolix, Sub Zero, Dara, D Bridge, Crissy Criss; Jamal has always had his finger on the pulse of Drum & Bass music.
(Elevated Press, Advance)
Tchphnx is a heavy hitting Dj/Producer based in San Francisco CA. From hip hop to drum and bass and everything in between he has been on a constant rise through out the ranks over the past few years. Always maintaining a D.I.Y. ethos, Tchphnx embarked on his own imprint, Elevated Press Records, in mid 2009. The label is the main output source for his productions as well as other like-minded artists. Along side the label is a steady stream of DJ bookings through out the SF/ Bay Area. He is also a current resident with Advance DNB a new monthly at Monarch in SF.
His first full length LP "Destroy All Lines" dropped September 25th 2012 on Elevated Press under the original Touchphonics moniker. 'New Beginnings' was the first project to be released under the new spelling ‘Tchphnx’ in April of 2013. Be on the look out for new releases through out 2014.