LEGENDS OF THE BASS II
Join us as we bring you the second installment of Legends of the Bass, a 3 room, multi-genre event in celebration of the birthday of our friend Justin Thinktank and the beginning of our new collective, the USUAL SUSPECTS (Love and Light,Thinktank,Digable,and Fava). This will also be release party for Sharaz's new EP "The Boogie Monster".20000 tons of ice cold A.C. just added to the gallery and the lounge.
3 Rooms, 3 Genre's, 1 VIBE!
:::Dj SCRATCH-D of DYNAMIX II:::
Dave Noller is Dynamix II, a.k.a. Dj Scratch-D, he got his start spinning in clubs in the 1980s, where he used a vocoder and played samples over dance music using an Emulator. He attended the Full Sail School for the Recording Arts in Orlando, Florida where he earned his degree in recording arts. In 1986, he signed to Bass Station Records in Miami and founded Dynamix II. Noller and Alonzo soon released "Just Give the DJ a Break". The song went gold, selling over 600,000 copies in America to date. The track peaked at #50 in the UK Singles Chart in 1987. Noller and Alonzo released only one further single before dissolving their partnership. Noller retained the Dynamix title, briefly partnered with Claudio Barrella, releasing one album solo, and finally teamed with Scott Weiser.Popular tracks include Feel the Bass,Dont touch that Dial, and Bass Generator.Check out his newest release on beatport with Qbert.
:::SHARAZ::: - 941 Electro:::
Sharaz is a DJ and electronica producer based out of FL who is known for many popular remixes, especially in the form of Florida breaks. He is originally from East Chicago, but in 1986 made Florida his home. His influences are largely soul and funk.
Some of his most notable remixes include Aquasky vs. Masterblaster, Everything But The Girl, Robin Fox (Billboard), Afrika Bambaataa and he has opened for acts such as Richard "Humpty" Vission, DJ Mea, Darude, DJ Rap, The Warp Brothers, The Bassbin Twins, Paul Oakenfold, DJ Baby Anne, Storm (UK), Dave London, D-Fuse, The Crystal Method, Reid Speed, and DJ Icey.
Remixes have been provided by Sharaz for Tommy Boy Records, POD Music, Kaleidoscope, DBI records, and StreetBeat Records.Check out his new EP release "The Boogie Monster"
:::THE FUNKLAB::: (performing live)
Funk Lab started in the mid nineties as a mission to create beats that have now become a staple of the funky/electro Florida sound. There was a blending and fusing of funky breaks and electro beats which later became known as the Funk Lab. With influences coming from their efforts as DJs within the breaks community, the two had been immersed within the sound that they had come to love.With releases on such labels as Street Beat, Adrenalin, Journees, Zazoo, Pioneer, and others. Tracks became staples of electro and funky breaks mix compilations as well as backing music for MTV programming and EA's "Need For Speed IV High Stakes" for the Sony Playstation. Live performances drove the inspiration to continue to push the limits of what could be done with live sequencing. . Manipulating the sequences, the audio, the music with outboard effects and creative mixing allowed the shows to become a life of their own. No two were ever the same.
Arriving in Tampa in the late nineties,this Chicago immigrant quickly made an impression on dancefloors all over town.His early morning sets at the Paint Factory and The Studio earned him a reputation as one of tampa's true underground djs.Daveaux's residencies include MARZ,Groove Ent.,The Studio,and more.
Usual Suspects / Love and Light
Coming up on 3 years as an LnL resident Gene has played all over town including Gbar,Rewind and even ZentripZ radio. Never afraid to push a dancefloor to its absolute limits, he has become a staple of Tampa's breaks scene.
:::ATNARKO BEAR::: - Infiltr8:Celebr8
Atnarko’s own sleek productions - which he describes as “Hypnotic House music for weirdo's ” have been released for underground imprints like,Noir,Lazy Days, 20:20 Vision, Robsoul, and Lost My Dog. His latest release is his biggest yet. The Collaboration with Noir and Lomez entitled "lost again" was one of Pete Tongs Essential tunes of the year. Atnarko keeps a busy DJ Schedule with his residency at the legendary End Up in Sf, Global touring and his own Infiltr8:Celebr8 parties.This year alone Infiltr8:Celebr8 has hosted Doc Martin, Three, Phonique ,Thugfucker , Christain Martin, David Keno , Fred Everything and more. He recently played the Crosstown Rebels Stage at EDC. Atnarko sets are well thought out journeys , music for your mind and body.
:::BRIAN BUSTO::: - Serious Soul
“Electronic music is my tradition... house and techno my addiction”. Indigenous to Tampa's early 90s house music revolution, Brian Busto grew to local dj fame through promoting, organizing, hosting, and headlining key nights of Florida's electronic music scene. Central to the identity of venues such as The Silver Meteor, Reset @ Rain Lounge, Serious Saturday's @ Malio's and Snatch/Serious Soul @ The Hyde Park Café… Busto has been instrumental to Tampa's house and techno underground evolution. Following the tradition of his mentors Busto helped establish Tampa as a destination for internationally renown dj's and producers.
Currently Brian is the Friday night resident dj and promoter at Hyde Park Cafe for Serious Soul presents.
:::JAMES WEST::: - Love and Light / Audiopilots
Legend states that people in the past headed west to find gold and prosperity to have a better lifestyle. Recently, DJs and producers are no exception, as many migrate westward in search of finding the new golden sounds that move the dance floor. Luckily for electronic music audiences anywhere on the globe, the gold of the west now comes to them, in the form of James West. Hailing from Tampa, Florida, James West was heavily influenced by industrial, gothic, and metal music. His music features basslines so chunky and powerful, the pressure in your ears exploding compares to that of a 747 jet engine propelling you into an altitude 20,000 feet. As the first member of the Audiopilots, his soundscape creations encompass all directions of the globe.
:::GLEN SANDOVAL::: - Tampa
Starting out like most as a bedroom DJ making mixes for himself & friends, then cutting his teeth in the underground afterhours scene, to maintaining a residency at one of Tampa’s most respected underground clubs The Hyde Park Cafe, Glen's passion for music is alive and a driving force to bringing new & exciting music to the dance floors of Tampa & Beyond.
:::MIKE E::: - Usual Suspects / Love and Light
Founder of Digable Promotions and one of the driving forces behind Love and Light and Usual Suspects ,Mike made his entrance into the Dj booth in 2000 as a resident at MARZ. Along with more recent appearances at Jackson's and Hyde Park Cafe, he has also held residencies at some of Tampa's most memorable venues such as Rain Lounge,1509,Velvet,The Falls,Illusions ,Cozmos , and has played almost every LnL special event for the past 12 years.
:::SCREWFACE::: - Jungle Bastard
Dare we say..."The Godfather" of the tampa DnB scene.Along with Dj Dread,Paulie's efforts in the mid-ninties helped bring Dnb to the forfront in tampa.Since then he has hosted events from as large as Beat Harvest 2-3, to events as intimate as the free parties at the Solarium(masquerade).But on this very special night Paulie has promised us a 2 HOUR SET on vinyl old enough to be considered antique!
:::ANDRE MORALES::: - Elektro South
:::AFCO::: - Usual Suspects / Love and Light.
Growing up listening to Miami Bass Phil quickly began purchasing records and learned how to spin. DJ Afco got his first gig back in 1997 at a rave called Boogie Nights where he met DJ Skynet and they eventually formed Skyco Productions. In 2004 they released their first 12" called the Waffer EP and later went on to press the Buddah EP and the Dove EP. DJ Afco is currently in the studio working on solo projects and has formed a new label called Dueby Street Records. Keep your ears and eyes open for this new independent underground label!
:::GUINNESS::: - Usual Suspects / Love and Light
Just recently added to the LnL roster ,Guinsses' set at the Leo party made an impression on old school and new school alike.A vinylist, Guinness prefers the traditional ways and fits this room perfectly.Make sure to stop in early for a set of deep progressive.
:::DrSKOOT::: - Tampa
This guy is so underground he’s closer to China than Tampa Bay. He has been running the circuit here for quite a while, and has been earning the reputation as the go to beat master for deep dark after after hour parties. He’ll take your groove out of this world.
Featuring a mind bending Intelligent light and lazer show with a sound system boasting an astonishing 32 18'' subs and 80000 watts to push them.Guaranteed to make you wanna slap your mama!