The National Underground / Manhattan
$10 before 1am w RSVP to ColoniesRSVP@gmail.com
1 363 946 400.75
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Join us for SFF’s 6th installment, Colonies at National Underground in New York City.
Initially meeting through mutual friends in the late 1990s, Blade and Virtua have been producing Drum & Bass together ever since. Long-time friend and DJ partner Method joined soon after, completing the trio and The Sect was born.
Hooking up with Raiden and Propaganda whilst living in the South of England, they all share the same love of driving, underground drum and bass, especially the breaks, techno and futuristic soundscapes that embody the Offkey sound. This culminated in their first signing to the label – ‘Nerve Attack’.
Heavily influenced by the futuristic releases on Underfire, the techno-edged Konflict sound and the early Prodigy tracks, The Sect aim to produce forward-thinking tracks which blend techno and drum and bass elements to move the dance floor.
They are no strangers to the 1210s either, Blade & Method having DJ’d regularly at clubs and events across the UK and abroad for over ten years and Virtua showcasing his turntablist skills at the DMC championships.
Although as individuals they have had various releases across a number of different genres (currently Virtua is enjoying success as one half of burgeoning Breakbeat duo Digital Breaks Foundation), together they are committed to pushing the technoid Drum & Bass sound and are excited to join the Offkey family.
With current releases on Offkey and Obscene and also a whole host of new tracks signed to Offkey, Freak, Position Chrome, ELP and Habit, The Sect are picking up interest from a lot of big name players within the scene, plus establishing themselves as big favourites of die hard Drum and Bass fans all over the world. Playing at nights throughout the UK and Europe, these guys are destroying dance floors wherever they play, or even where their tunes are played.
You have been warned… Prepare for a complete technoid onslaught of Drum & Bass.
Lynn Standafer, better known as Enduser, undoubtedly counts as the better known, most active and highest praised breakcore producers. Shooting his way through the 2000s with salvoes of EPs and albums as well as constantly touring all over the world, Enduser has grown from being a driving force of this sound to one of its best embodiment and most recognized figure.
Synonymous for a music which marries carefully laid melodies with unrestrained aggression, Enduser has received prais- es from all sorts of horizons for the way he manages to entice a sense of beauty in the midst of broken and pummelling beats. If hard electronic music can ever be recognized as having a soul, it is throughout Endusers output that this gets best demonstrated.
Enduser has played too many high-profile shows and festivals to list, and has amassed an impressive discography, which features several highly successful records and tracks. His music has been recognized as heavily influential in many genres, ranging from drum’n’bass to metal.
Enduser has also collaborated with artists ranging from drum and bass heavyweights Dylan or DJ Hidden as with rock and metal legends Jarboe (of the Swans), Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu) or Bill Laswell.
-Herd Killing, Guerilla-
For a decade, music producer and musician Sean Shah who is known as SILENT KILLER, has been an integral and innovative part of electronic dance music history. With EVERYONE BLEEDS, the first solo album, he pays homage to the great producers of Drum N Bass of the 21st century whose masterful works inspired his own development as one of the most diverse and exciting producers of this age. After the release of EVERYONE BLEEDS album, Shah begin working on his second album titled AMONGST VILLAINS, which he produced with Dean Barker (Breaker) and collaborated with some of the most talented artists in the Drum N Bass, Breakcore and Dubstep genre. Shah reaches back to the primary sources of various electronic music genres to create and showcase his personal interpretations. The albums, are more then eccentric beats, rhythm and sound design, it is a window into the mechanical soul of the man in 21st century.
In addition to his albums, Shah has been releasing several singles on vinyl with notable artists such as SCORN, Counterstrike, End.user, UFO!, KJ Sawka, DJ Hidden, Cooh, Gein, Munchi and Rex Riot. Shah’s music has garnered die hard support from top DJs and fans with his unique approach and style. He has released records on notable indie music labels such as Ohm Resistance, Human, Obliterati, Guerilla, Counterstrike and Algorythm.
Dean Barker or Breaker is a DJ and producer originally raised constantly traveling between Germany, London, New York, California, Oklahoma and now based back in Brooklyn, New York City from where he runs his own Guerilla Recordings. Starting his first compositions with a Sega game console, a few codes and two tape decks, Dean is heavily influenced by death metal, punk music, hip-hop, industrial, and blues. With work forthcoming on labels like Peanut Butter Wolf’s ” Stones Throw Records” , Gein’s ” Bad Chemistry” and more, Breaker’s tunes receive play at the hands of artists & Dj ‘s like Atari Teenage Riot, Dieselboy, Counterstrike, Gein, Cooh, Black Sun Empire, Future Prophecies, DJ Hidden & Eye D, Photek, Hybris, Chris Renegade, Amaning, Reid Speed, DStar, Mason, Capital J, Ewun, & The Upbeats. Breaker has released on “Ohm Resistance” , Diesel Boy’s ” Human Imprint”, Counterstrike’s ” Counterstrike Recordings,” Metropolis Records , and recently on his own imprint “Guerilla Recordings”, Breaker’s already accomplished with much in store for the future of music in many genres.
Within 7 years of making records, Breaker has done and is currently remixing, collaborating and getting support work with names like Infitrata, Angelo Moore (Lead Singer & Saxophonist of Fishbone) Norwood Fisher ( Founder & Bassist of Fishbone), CX KiDTRONiK ( 8 Bit sounds & Vocalist of Atari Teenage Riot), Billy Danze ( M.O.P), Lady Bug Mecca ( Digable Planets ), Lords of Acid, DJ Mea (Lead Vocalist of Lords of Acid ), Lady Kier ( Vocalist of Dee Lite), Silent Killer, Counterstrike, Gein, Cooh, Nphonix, Receptor, Donny, Scorn ( Drummer of Napalm Death), DJ Hidden, Enduser ( Beats of Blood of Heroes), KJ Sawka ( Drummer of Pendulum ), Dr Isreal, and Toshinori Kondo,
Gravity, electromagnetism, lust, the spice, the flow, the message, the method, and the meditation.
-So Fucking Future-
A New York based visual artist/photographer, SHVLFCE’s DJ sets hide in the crushing, mechanised depths of Techstep, Drum and Bass, IDM and Hardcore.
2012 proved to be a groundbreaking year. From premiering a massive mural installation at one of Berlin’s best underground Drum and Bass/Techno clubs: Subland, to collaborations with fashion designer Ximon Lee, SHVLFCE refuses to dwell on boundaries between media, and only strives understand the nature of composition.
SHVLFCE has produced visual design for major labels and artists such as Amon Tobin, Neosignal, Machine Code, Subsistenz, Kuxxan Suum, Perc, and a myriad of others.
-end fence / So Fucking Future-
Rising from beneath our Sepharad deserts, Create Her wields a story that arcs from ancient methods to future structures and systems. Create Her traverses time in search of true love, siphoning the energy we harness for our counterpart into leaving his artistic imprint on the phenomena we call reality.
Unless his first true love can help it…
Create Her’s sound welds intricate rhythms, snarling synths, meticulous design, ineluctable throbs and breathing basslines drawing from classic IDM, techno, and drum & bass. Create Her has shared the stage with acts all across the spectrum such as Amon Tobin, Photek, Max Cooper, Kuxxan SUUM, SHVLFCE, Your Move, Raiz, and Jogyo.
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