Friday May 15th, 2015 Onset proudly presents an all-out bass fest with 2 rooms of music featuring the Seattle debut of Amoss, alongside some of the best local talent our city has to offer!
Drum & Bass Upstairs With:
[Dispatch Recordings / Horizons / Renegade Hardware] London UK
Amoss is the result of a passion for music and the lonely abandonment of the Herefordshire countryside. The duo first met at a High School party circa 2006 and consequently decided to begin a musical partnership after sharing a bottle of Cointreau and discussing their love for Slayer. After a few years of various bands and their discovery of electronic music, they delved into the realms of Drum and Bass, quickly developing a taste for techstep styles of Renegade Hardware and Moving Shadow. With a pair of belt-drive Numarks, copy of Ableton 5 and a few issues of Computer Music Magazine, Amoss was born.
Skip forward to December 2010 and the duo saw their first 12" single released on Cyclone Recordings in the form of the half-time muddy dub influenced track ‘Glurg Monster’ which marked the first of many releases to come. The duo established themselves within the forefront of Drum & Bass in 2011 as ones to watch, with their debut release for legendary label Renegade Hardware, 'Flex', on the Inception EP.
Since then, the pair have built a significant discography, releasing with some of the most forward thinking labels within Drum & Bass and receiving DJ support from the likes of Spectrasoul, Ant TC1, Doc Scott, Ulterior Motive, London Elektricity, BTK, Nymfo, DJ Storm, Loxy and many more.
With two track appearances on the 2012 Renegade Hardware ‘Horsementality’ LP, curated by Loxy & Ink, a milestone in their personal goals was marked. A long relationship with Horizons Music has seen fan-favourites such as ‘Tripped’ and ‘Real Talk’ blast through the ranks. Their highlight of 2012 was the release of their ‘State of Suspension’ EP on Dispatch Recordings; a 5 track display of true tech-funk inspired Drum and Bass, featuring a collaboration with MC Fokus and Italian producer Dabs. The EP was labelled 'massive' by DJ Storm, reaching the Number One spot in various digital and vinyl charts.
As DJs, they focus on delivering a broad spectrum of sounds that has gained a solid reputation amongst the UK and Europe. Headlining the Meeting Points festival in the Czech Republic alongside Lynx & Kemo, playing at both the Moat and Dungeon stages at Outlook Festival 2011 & 2012 in support, as well as their own headline shows throughout Poland, Italy, Lithuania, Finland, Belgium, Portugal and Germany to name a few.
Taking pride in supporting the wealth of brilliant music their scene has to offer, the duo are constantly searching for music from new and upcoming producers offering variation where others opt for the tried and tested. Their efforts have not gone unrecognized; with massive support for their podcasts for Dispatch Recordings, Horizons Music, Renegade Hardware and The Bassic Agency, Amoss mixes are always in high demand. In 2014, Amoss are looking towards a year of experimentation and collaboration, with the ambition to bring their influences from further afield to their already vast sound; expect a foray into the aggressive and rhythmic; the atmospheric and evocative. Since their mighty "State Of Suspension EP" dropped to acclaim, with the subsequent Skeptical remix of "Shapeshifter" with MC Fokus causing some serious damage as part of Transit 2, whilst their follow up EP for Dispatch lies in the wake, plus more music for Horizons.
[Samurai Music / 117 / Homemade Weaponry]
[Krakt / Plasmodium]
Dubstep Downstairs With:
[ReMerge / Sub.mission]
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10pm - 2am / 21+ / $10 All Night
115 Blanchard Street