In just the last year, Santa Cruz producer G Jones has captivated young audiences across North America with his playful and expansive take on broken beat dance music. His live show weaves an ever expanding catalog of heavy knocking hip hop beats, cross-genre experiments, and expansive melodic riffs in a way that illuminates and drives the dance floor. With his irreverent attitude toward unimaginative EDM, this young producer pushes the envelope and blurs the lines between musical styles while maintaining a meticulous balance of minimal space and heavy bass.
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Crises has played an active role in the UK underground music scene since his mid-teens, and has witnessed first-hand, the growth and changes it has experienced throughout the years. With influences across the spectrum of bass music; from House and Garage and Grime, to Reggae Dub and Dubstep, Crises' sets contain a level of unpredictability while successfully taking the listener on a sublime musical journey.
No stranger to the air waves, Crises started to play on pirate radio in the late 90's. Fast forward a decade or so to 2007, Crises begins his Dubstep journey through his SunshineInaBag Show on Rinse FM.
Starting MindStep as an events promotion back in 2009 with the aim to push new 'up and coming' artists/DJ's, Crises naturally developed the brand into a record label in 2011, maintaining the same focus on fresh talent. A year after it's launch, the MindStep label got the recognition it deserved when it was awarded 'Best New Label' on the Dubstepforum Awards. It has continued to go from strength to strength and is ever evolving - experimenting with new sounds and merging genres, while staying true to it's roots and original purpose.
With a string of worldwide events in the pipeline and a highly interactive weekly radio show, Crises is confident and comfortable with the audience. Through his MindStep Show on Sub FM (www.sub.fm) every Sunday (5-7pm GMT), Crises sustains his quest to elevate fresh, innovative sounds, which he fuses with timeless tunes and personal favourites.
Possessing a truly unique vocal style, voice and flow, Ill Chill’s profile and catalogue have been steadily growing. A triple threat MC, producer and songwriter, the American nomad and enigmatic creator stands at the forefront of independent artists pushing progressive and futuristic sounds. Stretching From Dubstep to Hip Hop to House and all points in between, the Los Angeles resident's stock is rising with consistent, boundary pushing verses & numerous collaborations with bass heavyweights including TRUTH, Demon, Mesck, TMSV, Deafblind, Vaun, Pavarotti and many others. Look out for new Trashbat & Drew’s Theory produced selections coming this Summer on MindStep Music and even more mind bending styles showing little regard for genre limitations.
Hailing from the snow-capped mountains of Colorado, Dillard (born Dillon Gabehart) first began his journey into the depths of bass music some time in 2006 and was consumed almost immediately by the power of sub-bass. He set to work on creating tunes soon after, molding a variety of personal influences into a unique sound that effortlessly blends rolling basslines with glitched out percussion and a warm, vinyl-tinged je ne sais quoi that gives his his music a distinct 'Colorado' vibe. In his foray into live performance, Dillard's sets have become notorious not only for their variety, but for their potent combination of original productions and unreleased tunes. Of his sets, Dillard says, ''I like to have a conversation with the crowd. I feed off their energy but at the same time, I want to take them into my head so they can vibe with the same things I vibe with". Whether it's a new release or the chance to see Dillard live in concert, this man is NOT a creative force to overlook.
Ever since CurlyOnE first stepped up to the decks back in 1999, he's been picking up momentum… and he is definitely not showing any signs of slowing! Born in 1980, and having been brought up on a steady diet of golden-era Hip-Hop, 80's club beats and classic Salsa/Latin Jazz records, he had a fascination with turntables, poly-rhythmic drums and pumping baselines.
After discovering the sounds of Jungle/Drum and Bass in the early 2000's, he was driven by the desire to mix the street-savvy beats from his youth with futuristic, alien sounds that were being pushed through speaker stacks at the parties he attended.
Having finished college back home in Puerto Rico, CurlyOnE returned to Colorado in 2004. He immediately begin immersing himself in the local music scene, playing small local shows, helping promote events, and networking with like-minded individuals. By the end of 2008, he discovered the sounds of Dubstep, and became completely obsessed. A chance encounter with members of Denver's Sub.mission Crew was all he needed to send him in the right direction, and he's been putting in work ever since.
Started nearly 10 years ago in the basements of Sioux City, IA. Buttah now is a resident DJ with Denver's One Productions, boasting the longest running Drum n Bass night in town. With his extensive track collection, Buttah, is able to rock any environment properly. Having started with Drum & Bass, Buttah expanded his DJing into Deep and Funky House living out in San Francisco for 3 years. Now having come full circle back to Drum & Bass and to the Mile High City, Buttah has seen more and more bookings, with a steadily growing fan base. Recommend checking him out whenever at all possible.