NEVER SAY DIE TOUR
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
IPA - Greenville, SC
Internationally renowned DJ, pioneering producer, label head and artist manager - these are the job titles that summarize SKisM's illustrious career since blasting onto the dubstep scene in 2009.
As one of the forefathers of heavy dubstep, he has collaborated with and remixed the likes of Flux Pavilion, Excision, Zomboy, Porter Robinson and The Foreign Beggars, whilst his back catalogue of originals is punctuated with classics such as 'Rave Review' and 'Like This'. The seminal concept track 'Experts', which was accompanied by the video that infamously rocked the internet in 2012, continues to be referenced as his greatest musical contribution to the genre, and arguably the best music video within it to date.
Known to his peers as the 'Dj's Dj', SKisM's technical prowess and energy on four decks has cemented his name as one of the busiest and most electrifying DJ's on the circuit, and has seen him continually tour the globe over the past 5 years. His mixes gain almost as much, if not more attention than his tracks, and his inimitable 'Double Drop' style whips dance floors into a frenzy wherever he plays.
As a scene leader, SKisM is constantly pushing things forward through his award winning record label Never Say Die Records. Both the founding father and sole A&R, he has brought some of the most exciting artists in bass music to the masses, such as Zomboy, Eptic, MUST DIE! and rising star LAXX (with whom he collaborated with on his most recent Beatport chart topping single 'Hostile').
Poised once again to take things up a notch, 2015 has seen the hugely successful launch of the 'Black Label' imprint with the first in a series of XL compilation albums, picked and mixed by the man himself.
Pushing boundaries since 2011, the astounding versatility and unique production style of MUST DIE!, (otherwise known as Lee Bates), has gained him global popularity. Widely viewed as an artist playing an undeniable part in the future of electronic music, the US producer and DJ has released vast amounts of reputable material spanning several labels such as Ultra, Dim Mak, Play Me, Mad Decent and Atlantic Records, but truly found his stride when signing to the UK-based powerhouse Never Say Die.
With 2014 seeing the release of his hotly anticipated 'Death & Magic' LP on Skrillex's OWSLA Records, Beatport chart domination instantly followed, with 'Gem Shards' holding the top spot for four weeks.
Having already racked up shows at EDC Orlando, Wobbleland and TomorrowWorld with Australian and European tours lined up for spring 2015, this year is undoubtedly going to be massive for MUST DIE!
Habstrakt's distinctive production style and sound has seen him remix the likes of Skrillex & Diplo, MUST DIE!, Barely Alive, Kill The Noise & Feed Me over the year, alongside to his own original tracks. Signed to the mighty Never Say Die Records, his unique sound cleverly bridges an array of bass genres, flirting with house, future bass and dubstep.
Going into 2015, Habstrakt counts DJ Snake, Tchami, Modestep and Jack Ü amongst his supporters and having played extensively across Europe and Australia, he is now preparing for a debut US tour.
Habstrakt's 'Cool Cats Never Die' EP, his first release of 2015, gives the frenchman an opportunity to showcase his versatility, and cleverly blends genres between heavy impact dubstep and dynamic, groove-ridden house.
While most people associate the name Ra with the Egyptian sun god, a wildly infectious 22 year old (also known as Ra) has become a force to be reckoned with in the southeast electronic nightlife! Ra’s passion and diversity in music is unmeasurable as he throws down everything from Dubstep, Trap, Electro, Big Room, Drum & Bass, Moombahton, Trance, and Future Funk.
Within his first year, he has been able to work with many various promotion companies such as: Karma Grooves, Levelsouth, Rave Heavy, Spent, Team No Sleep, Gets F*ckin Weird and Iris Promotion and was able to land a residency with Iris as well; which is the number one EDM promo company in Atlanta and was chosen to perform at Iris's Imagine Festival in Atlanta of 2014 and confirmed to perform at Imagine for 2015 including Rave Heavy's Mad World Festival also in 2015 . While working with these companies, he has been able to perform along side many of the industry's biggest artists!
With an unmatched energy, unrivaled track selection, on-point mixing, and an absolutely maddening crowd reaction - it's no wonder Ra has been the talk of the town and only shows signs of progression in all aspects of his musical endeavors! Ra - Shining Bright in the Nightlife!
Scarlett has proven to be the most consistent and versatile female DJ in the Carolinas since she began her journey into the industry in early 2003. It didn’t take long for the fiery redhead to get noticed as she threw down Breakbeats al over the area, turning heads wherever she played.
In her first year, Scarlett worked closely with Djs such as Krisp, Skip -A-Beat, and Aaron Sigmon... all of which helped build her mentality, skills, and knowledge as a performer and as a DJ. After clearly defining herself as a force to be reckoned with, Scarlett branched off to form the Carolina based - IE, which has taken off to form one of the area’s most well respected affiliations.
Not long after Infectious was formed, Scarlett took a year hiatus from the nightlife to settle into her new career and new role as a mother. Since then, Scarlett has smoothly made her return to the party circuit, while adding a class and sophisticated edge to her image, style, and sound. While she was previously known primarily as a Breakbeat artist, Scarlett has since broadened her range with a variety of Electro, Dubstep, and Top40.
Scarlett has become a chameleon in the Upstate scene over the past couple of years. Whether she is playing in Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, or Clemson hosting or promoting monthly parties, taking pictures at area events, or simply showing her support for other DJs –Scarlett’s love for the Club culture is undeniable as she is a welcome addition at any party or event.
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