UMF Trophy Afterparty | Massive Florida Launch
Come join us in celebrating the 10 year anniversary of DJ Jimmie Page and the UMF Trophy After-Party.
Saturday March 29, 2014
Fusse Studio's 327 NE 59 Terr Miami FL 33137
10:00pm - Sunrise+??
Jimmie Page, Sara Simms, Dantiez Saunderson, Velz, AD Cruze, Augie De LaRosa, Dystopic, Vinsanity, Ethan Stevens, DJ punjab and a special surprise UMF guest...
Jimmie Page - (Massive Florida)
Chicago has been renowned of playing a major part of the birth of underground house music. Embarking on the scene, Jimmie played an integral part of the development of Chicago's progressive house scene, which now trail blazes the city's nightlife. In the Dj booth, Jimmie has hosted with the best Djs and Producers the world has to offer. Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, Fedde Le Grand, Mauro Picotto, Chemical Brothers, DJ Dan, Donald Glaude and Erick Morillo are only a noted few from an immeasurable list. Jimmie landed one of the most coveted spots in Chicago that of a resident DJ on Chicago's premier dance radio station (WKIE Energy 92.7/5) where he hosted a five hour show called Clubland Friday Night. Jimmie was the first to showcase international Djs such as Fatboy Slim, Ferry Corsten, Christopher Lawrence and many others into a field traditionally held by local talent.
Taking notice of Jimmie’s resume, the Ultra Music Festival team had signed him to perform at the Ultra Music Festival 6 in 2004. This accomplished a long time goal. With the continued success of his mix show, Jimmie was invited back to perform at Ultra 7. His dedication towards hard work, consistency and perfection was immediately recognized. Passion for his craft and music was an evident formula of the next chapter. The Ultra organization took notice and recruited Jimmie to become the Host and PD of their upcoming radio show UMF Radio. Jimmie is now a huge part of the Ultra tradition and looking forward to 2014. JP will continue to spread his Energy and Music to dance floors and listeners across the world... Visit JP at > https://www.facebook.com/DJJimmiePage
Sara Simms - (Massive Florida)
Sara Simms captivates the world as an innovative DJ, turntablist and electronic music producer. She's a multi-instrumentalist who is known for her love of music technology. Sara's unique blend of EDM has rocked audiences around the world; she has recently toured through North America, Japan, and Europe. Her DJ career began in Toronto, where she held residencies at clubs like This Is London and The Courthouse. She has an intriguing background as a turntablist; she's competed in DJ battles in both Canada and Miami, and was a runner in up the 'Scratch' – The Ultimate DJ Contest. Sara has worked together with legendary brands like Dior, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Victoria's Secret and Guess Jeans.
Sara is a DJ who's focused on bringing crowds the best electronica whether she's playing at a festival alongside her dancers or performing at a club. As an artist who stays on the cutting edge of digital DJing technologies, Sara works together with brands like Pioneer DJ, Genelec, Native Instruments, Moog Music Inc., Mixed in Key, Vestax, Analogue Solutions, Crane Hardware and 12 Inch Skinz to help them promote their products. She's the founder of Sara Simms Productions and the co-creator of The Future Prophecy, a new graphic novel and concept album series that features DJs as superheroes and villains.
Sara's career highlights include: opening for the Friendly Fires in Cannes, France, appearing on DJ QBert's 'Skratch University', a US tour with Melleefresh (Play Records), judging the Canadian DMC Championships, playing at AIR (Tokyo) and performing at Pride Toronto. She has graced the stage alongside DMC World Champion DJ QBert, DJ Rafik, DJ Shortee, Japan Redbull Thre3Style Champion DJ Iku, Karl Wolf, Keisha Chante, Lights and Shad.
Dantiez Saunderson - (KMS Records, Soma, Frequenza)
As one of three children, Dantiez Saunderson, was born and bred in Michigan and is the middle son of Recording Artist (and techno pioneer) Kevin Saunderson and Singer/Songwriter Ann Saunderson. So you would imagine that it was a ‘given’ that Dantiez was automatically going to establish a career for himself in the music industry. However, you would be sadly mistaken. It wasn’t to be until 2012, at the age of 20 that Dantiez decided to take a plunder into the music industry. He realised that music was the way to go for him, when he saw the change in electronic music and how his generation (as a whole) were starting to interact with the music, so much more. Not only has he immersed himself into producing music, but he has stepped into the world of djing. Although his inspiration to dj was by watching the likes of the three ‘Originators of Techno’ (namely Derrick May, Juan Atkins and of course his own Dad, Kevin Saunderson), he has also been influenced by DJs such as Marco Carolo (from Italy) and Seth Troxler, (Seth is one of the new generation of DJs, currently riding high and co-incidentally, he’s also from Michigan).
His productions, reflects all sides of his personality (depending on his mood and the time of day) and for anyone who knows Dantiez, that would certainly be a true assessment. His influences are definitely infused with Detroit, although his productions are energetic. He’s found a nice balance between underground, fused with a pop vibe, mixed with a touch of tech house and techno. “No doubt my father was a huge influence. Watching him in the studio, when I was growing up, was amazing and obviously my mother has been a big influence also. I listened to “Spastik” by Plastikman (aka Richie Hawtin) and I still really love that track. I’m also into Dubfire (formerly one half of Deep Dish) and Oliver Hunttington. However, my early influences would most definitely be Hip Hop, so artists such as Eminem ("Cleaning Out My Closet" was a favourite track), Timberland and his productions; for instance "Lose Control" by Missy Elliott and Justin Timberlake’s "Cry Me a River" and the list goes on...”
“Undergo” will be Dantiez’s debut release (co written and co produced by Kevin Castro). It will be released on First Step Records, a UK label (and a subsidiary of Endemic Digital), in May 2013. This young man knows where he’s going and as he says “music is my life (just as it is with my Mother and Father), so the sky’s the limit... Ultimately, I wish to travel the world and share my music and good vibes with others. Just being able to do that is rewarding enough”.
Velz - (Massive Florida, Massive Detroit Records, Radstack)
Velz began mixing records at house parties and clubs in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Being so close to Chicago and Detroit gave him a window into both cities underground dance music scenes. As a DJ, Velz draws on a wide array of genres to create a one of a kind dance mix. From the late 90’s and most of the 2000’s Velz was a regular in Detroit’s underground electronic music scene both as a DJ and a fan where he experienced all types of electronic music. Velz draws on his wide range of musical knowledge when creating his unique style of electronic music.
In 2010 Velz, with the help of long time friends formed Radstack. www.radstack.com - Headed by infinitely qualified and well respected figures in the electronic music scene, with over 20 years combined experience, Tim Velzy (Velz) and Ian Smith. With the help of Hedgehog, Ed Paris and the crew. Radstack began planning the next series of MIDI Fight Club parties. Held in Tampa and Miami, the MIDI Fight Club is steadily gaining momentum as THE place to see the world’s best controllerists.
Velz is currently the operating manager/founder of Massive Florida and general manager of Massive Detroit and Massive Detroit Records. He's looking to bring the "Massive" sounds to the world!
Augie De LaRosa - (Avant Garde Artist Management)
Augie DeLaRosa has been playing House Music for over 15 years, and just started playing in public 5 years ago. In this short span, he has played Chicago's top venues. A regular at Ybar Gallery Fridays the last 3 years, he has also played Soundbar, VLive, SpyBar, Proof, Bodi, Crescendo, Bevy, Vinyl, NV Penthouse Lounge, Lumen, and a guest appearance at Porn & Chicken, just to name a few.
He shows no signs of slowing down, and his sound is mainly Dirty House Music, but you can always expect to hear thumping Tech House, and Big Room Anthems in his sets, which always keep the dance floors packed. 2012 has been a breakout year for Augie, opening for Chris Kaeser, StoneBridge, Oscar G., Saeed Younan, and Sharam. He also won the V.I.Peeps 2012 North Coast Music Festival DJ Competition, winning a spot to play this popular festival. 2013 has not slowed down, he's opened for Plastik Funk, Tom Starr, Crazibiza, & Tim Mason.
Dystopic - (Massive Florida, The DJ Bay)
Dystopic is a DJ and producer from the Tampa Bay region. He's been spinning tunes since the late 90s, combining elements from many facets of electronic music, blending it together in his signature style. His sets combine elements of trance, house, industrial, EBM and aggrotech together into a dark, sexy, stompy sound designed to take you into another world, another time.
Taking advantage of emerging digital technologies since the very beginning, Dystopic was a pioneer in the world of midi-based DJing. He's spun in Los Angeles & Orange County in California and all over the state of Florida, including Tampa, Orlando, Daytona and Miami. Spot him at Ybor City's Honeypot on the second Saturday of every month, spinning at the monthly Fetish Circuit event. Dystopic has covered major events such as Fetish Con '10 and Midi Fight Club Tampa & Miami, mixing in line-ups with such notables as DJ Shiftee, DJ Craze and Ean Golden, along with Tampa Bay favorite, DJ Jet.
Vinsanity - (Massive Detroit Records, Massive Florida)
Vince Piascik known in the electronic music world as VINSANITY was born in the motor city capital of Detroit, Michigan. The style of music he plays is house music. Vinsanitys "Sound" has be influenced by Dj's like Josh Wink, Nic Fanciulli, Bill Patrick, Lee Curtiss, Audiofly and Tale of us. Currently Vince is the Owner/Founder of Massive Detroit Records and just partnered with Velz opening Massive Florida.
One aspect he enjoys is just being able to interact with all types of people all over the world, sharing musical ideas and opinions with these people have influenced his music style in many ways. Vince is a crowd pleaser and never turns down on opportunity to place his style of music for any event or any group of people. His goals are to continue music production and event promotion throughout his career under companies Massive Detroit Records and Massive Florida. Vince will continue to Bring energy, talent and a special technique to all his performances.
Ethan Stevens - (Massive Detroit Records, Massive Florida)
Ethan was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He has been living in Grand Rapids, MI since the age of one. Even as a toddler Ethan loved to listen to music. While he was growing up Ethan enjoyed multiple genres of music, and even tried playing music with variety of instruments.
When Ethan was introduced to EDM, he knew that would be his true musical passion. As much as he enjoyed listening to the music, he knew that after attending a few performances by local DJ's, that listening would never be enough for him. After being taught to mix by a local artist, Ethan began performing sets whenever he could. Shortly after he began mixing, Ethan was featured on CLUB 104.5 on WSNX radio. Since then he has appeared in venues all across Michigan and has even been a featured guest DJ at The Shores of Panama Resort in Panama City Beach, FL during Spring Break of 2012.
He is currently affiliated with Massive Florida, Dirtybeatz Productions, David James Media, and Strange Luv Productions. After rising rapidly in the ranks of midwest DJ's Ethan is looking forward to a bright future and expanding opportunity's.
Punjab - (Massive Florida)
Ryan mcdaniel started as a young man playing drums in high school.... with private lessons- and got his nickname "Punjab" in high school from a friend where it stuck and easily became a memorable /Dj/ producer name "DJ PUNJAB" Seeing electro vinyl mixed together (Jackal and Hyde) made him become obsessed with the flow of a song. THAT VIBE..... now at the point of learning MIDI, DAW's, TRAKTOR, and mainly producing on ABLETON, Reason, Absynth, Massive he is always on the future music edge just like his favorites (Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Booka Shade, James Zabiela, Adam Beyer and Maetrik) "I love to play the late sets (after 3am) with intense electro house/ techno/ minimal, or that BIG BEAT (Crystal Method/ Simply Jeff/ Chemical Brothers/ Hybrid).
Ryan really wants to concentrate on his originals and show the world what Glow Tampa is all about one beat at a time.. check out the Group "djs/producers" on Facebook which he admins. It has become a portal to everything that I/we do. He has had residence/ performed at clubs in Tampa such as Fusion, The Social, Amp, The Rhelm, Masquerade, Club Hedo, Green Iguana, TabU, and Crowbar, But theres nothing like an afterparty. He has been known to be a techno/ tech house/minimal performer but when he tags with another dj then anything can happen! Before he became mainly a electronic Dj he did every kind of gig from weddings to karaoke bars to parties on the beach. He wants nothing more than to go forward and one day play in Ibiza or Berlin or anywhere with a crowd that loves what he is so passionate about!
AD Cruze - (Detox Recordings, Digital Vinyl Recordings)
He's a managing partner in Detox Recordings, Detroit and Digital Vinyl Recordings, Miami. An international DJ and producer specializing in house with techno, electro and tribal elements with over 100 releases/remixes and residencies in Miami, NYC and Detroit. A.D. maintains a busy road schedule while working with a multitude of artists from the US to Australia. His music continues to receive massive international dj support and chart action worldwide.