Deep, hyphy 808s mixed with heavy rolling melodic dub is the West Coast sound of Laura Low a.k.a. DJ LAURA.
Laura Low has been Djing for the last decade making her mark in the underground west coast scene. Laura is now producing and remixing dirty, hyphy beats that roll through the dance floor dropping lows so deep that it’s undeniable you will feel her sound.
Born and raised in Northern Cali, Laura has been able to really tap into the West coast vibe always adding her own flare on the dance floor.
Jillian Ann’s performances at Lightning in a Bottle 2013 and Burning Man’s Abraxas Dragon and Fractal Planet stages topped off a year of unforgettable live concert experiences for the model by day, music producer and DJ by night. After earning her place on the 2012 Beatport charts with her first wave of collaborations by Phutureprimitive, Knight Riderz, Love & Light, Phrenik, Kraddy, NiT GriT, and David Starfire (to name a few) and a debut at the Electric Daisy Carnival; Jillian Ann pushed her creative vision further to help co-create fashion, music, and art house Ritual.
“I wanted to fuse my love of the fashion world and the music world in to something bigger than just a DJ show,” says Jillian Ann. “Ritual allows me to create a fantasy of sight and sound with a more theatrical passion. We can bring in so many talented performers under one artistic vision and provide so much more to get lost in.”
From a recent feature by “The Untz”- “Sultry and sophisticated, the primal rawness of Jillian Ann’s vocals have been popping up on our radar more and more frequently… Synths shimmer and dance across the surface of Jillian’s liquid cool vox. But then the drop shatters the ice and waves of bass crash upon the shore. In its wake, delicate tablas ripple out from the powerful climax that absolutely exudes sex.”
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Knowa Lusion is a Bay Area turntablist/producer and co-owner of the record label Street Ritual. He is considered one of the founders of Glitch Hop and an influential innovator in American bass music culture. Fans know Knowa as someone who vibes off of the crowd’s energy, directly connecting to his audience and raising them to a euphoric and ecstatic state. His live sets are funky, fun and have every single person on the dancefloor. Originally from the East Coast, Knowa began his professional career as a DJ, producer and promoter over a decade ago, cutting his teeth at raves and drum and bass events from New York to Miami. His first Hip Hop crew was recognized by The Zulu Nation, and the roots and values of HipHop are still a strong influence on his music.
Knowa’s music combines banging midtempo and breakbeat with deep bass, glitchy sounds, ethnic rhythms, and psychedelia to create a sound that stands out as uniquely Knowa Lusion. Knowa has performed with almost every influential artist in electronic bass music, playing shows around the globe and festivals including Symbiosis Gathering, Burning Man, The Boom Festival (Portugal), and Electric Picnic (Ireland). Knowa has collaborated with many artists including Ill.Gates, David Starfire and The Human Experience. Knowa’s full length album with Sleepyhead as Knowsleep, released in 2008, put Knowa on the map as one of the pioneers for glitch hop and dubstep in the US. Knowa has been releasing music on San Francisco’s premiere bass music powerhouse label Muti Music for the last five years, and his production has been highly revered. As an innovator in bass music, Knowa was featured on the first Transnational Dubstep Compilation, released by Generation Bass and Six Degrees Records. His past releases as Knowa Knowone; “Free Energy”, “Noble Savage”, “Sound Paintings” and “Champagne and Kittens” have shown his ability to move effortlessly between Dubstep, Glitch Hop, Downtempo, and all the flavors of real Hip Hop. For rocking dancfloors and top notch production, look no further.
Subdocta is known for throwing down heavy bass too hot for the typical nightclub scene. His eclectic taste and excellent mixing skills have landed him support performances for the likes of Macklemore, Zeds Dead, and Baauer; DJ residencies for underground and late-night hotspots repeat performances for west coast production company Fresh Bakin’ and featured performances at festivals throughout Northern California and Nevada including The Bounce Festival and The Great Depressurization Chamber.
On nights the music aficionado is not performing as Subdocta he is also known to nationally and internationally touring bands as Preston Charles, sound monitor and engineer for Blue October, Soulstice Sound and The Knitting Factory Concert House. His experience with hundreds of different concert experiences both on the stage and in the sound booth shine through his invigorating performances that can get a crowd completely hyped and ready to lose their minds for a headlining act; or raging, sweaty, and completely tapped out from dancing until the sunrise.
Richard Xavier likes to make people burst into spontaneous dance-floor orgies that last several days. When this is not an option you can find him digging through antique records, drinking too much coffee, and attempting to write the equation to jumpstart world peace using astrophysics and a large bacon-scented megaphone.
When he is not galavanting up and down the west-coast of the US with his crew of merry mischief makers Mr. Xavier can be found searching for his marbles in the Sierra Nevada mountains, trying to start avalanches with Soulstice Sound meyer subs and trying to convince people to throw away their cell phones. Find out more at www.Soundcloud.com/AnarchyRadio
Balance can be described as a master vibe setter. One could even call her a beat-barista, pressing hand crafted shots of rhythm and bass that bring listeners into movement. Her career began many years ago when a strong passion for hip hop and electronic music combined with a dangerous curiosity toward the art of mixing and ass shaking fused together. Her journey officially began in 2006 in Los Angeles, through Jam Master Jay’s Scratch DJ Academy, where she learned how to utilize her turntables as an instrument. Today, at just five-foot-four and weighing in at the size of a sly tilted grin, Ms. Balance shakes dance floors when she steps on stage heavily strapped with an arsenal of future bass, hip hop, garage, house and a tremendous love for the PEOPLE.
Balance spins a variety of music all over the Bay area, UT, TX, LA, MA, WA, OR. Balance is also one half of DJ/Production duo Diamond Crates (VNDMG vs. Balance), with 2 releases: Moanbeams, and Sid and Nancy (released on the Bicycle Day comp. for Euphonic Conceptions also ft. artists Random Rab, Kaminanda, Shpongle). She also has several mixes ranging from hip hop to house available to download and get down!
Balance has given us openings sets for artists including and not limited too: Tokimonsta, Salva, Minnesota, G Jones, Machinedrum, NicoLuminous, Addison Groove, Kastle, Shlohmo, XI, Low RiderZ, Grenier (DJ G), Antenae, R/D, Tigerfresh, Stephon Jacobs, Ill-Esha, 6 Blocc, Mochipet, Marty Party, Mr. Rogers, Kraddy, Chase Manhattan, Freq Nasty, Lafa Taylor, Sinjin Hawke, The Polish Ambassador, Benni Bennassi, Mike Relm, J Boogie, Oh No and more.
facebook.com/balancedj soundcloud.com/msdjbalance peep some mixes: soundcloud.com/msdjbalance/queendoddlina
Tickets for Bass Cabaret: Bonnie & Clyde 2015 are still available at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bass-cabaret-bonnie-clyde-at-1015-folsom-tickets-15189402913
Doors at 10PM Cabaret at 11:30!