So Fucking Future: Helius

This is a West coast, LA, edition of So Fucking Future. We’ll have a complimenting East coast event in New York this March featuring an exclusive international headliner who’s never played stateside.

+So Fucking Future+

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===HELIUS===

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Join us for SFF’s 5th installment, Helius in Los Angeles, California, featuring…

+RAÍZ+
-Droid Behavior-
Los Angeles born and bred, Vangelis and Vidal Vargas were raised in the ’80s on a steady diet of Latin freestyle, electro, and new wave that pervaded their urban environment. Their father also exposed them to cutting edge progressive acts Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, planting early seeds for aural exploration. By the mid ’90s they were sampling LA’s underground club scene and heavily researching electronic music’s roots. After years of influence they began to express their musical vision through their own recordings and performances. Vidal and Vangelis eventually found common ground with producer / performer Drumcell, and in 2002 they formed the Droid Behavior event production group and record label out of frustration with the city’s lack of knowledge, acceptance, and understanding for Midwest-bred techno and house music and their European counterparts.

As producers Vangelis and Vidal have released and licensed original music and remixes under various aliases (most notably Acid Circus and Raíz) on the Droid Recordings imprint as well as respected labels Historia y Violencia, Tora Tora Tora, DJMag, Music Man, Resident Advisor, Enemy Rec, Gynoid, Reloading, Micro.Fon and Timefog. Their music has been charted, played and supported by Speedy J, Chris Liebing, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, DVS1, Levon Vincent, Jonas Kopp, etc.

Their intense and inspiring performances have placed them alongside major players Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Derrick May, Dan Bell, Surgeon, Sandwell District, Robag, Paco Osuna, Pan Pot, Marco Carola, Detroit Grand Pubahs, and Berghain Residents at undergrounds, festivals, after hours, and club nights from North and South America to Berlin.

+Miyuki+
-Radiobomb 90.7FM-
Whether she brandishes vinyl venoms Miyuki is ready for Junglist Warfare. Her mixes get busy with brass knuckled beats and run these clubs like bullies on the block. The sweet selections she plays are like symphonies and soundtracks to cyclones in mosh-pits. When Miyuki goes hard, her sound is flagrant and hostile – a West Coast Killa to the End. Entrenched in LA, like sawed-offs to a front seat passenger, Miyuki’s connection to underground culture started at the young age of 12. Inspired by a diverse range of music (break beat techno, hardcore, jungle, hip-hop, industrial, heavy metal, trip-hop, ambient, deep and progressive house) she also explored the artforms of Graffiti and B-girl-ism. Battling in underground break circles at many raves and parties, Miyuki repped for VOLTRON CREW from ’96 – ’01. During this period, she started a record collection and finally took her vinyl to the Tech-12s in ’97. She started with Jungle/Drum and Bass and never looked back.
Miyuki finally landed her first two residencies in 2003. She was drafted by Phoenix Orion’s Konkrete Jungle Los Angeles (2003) and Radiobomb on KPFK – 90.7fm. She played as a resident and shared nights with featured guests like R.A.W. and Daddy Kev at KJLA (2003) and DJs Q-Bert and Rhettmatic on KPFK. As her name gained notoriety as the vinyl clad, vinyl totting dominatrix on the decks, her tough and also emotion evoking sounds fueled the rising scene. Miyuki gained narrative depth in her sets as each set contained a musical storyline. The “Quiet Storm” in her was exposed as deep, emotional facets of the mix became apparent to audiences through her selections and sequences. She began spinning other varieties eventually leading her to electro, ghetto house, 80’s bass, breaks and hip-hop. Miyuki later also had runs as resident DJ at Soundwaves, Audio Asylum (A.I.U), and Samurai Sundaze. Her signature mystique boldly embedded her as a fixture in the Los Angeles music scene. Known for her risqué photo shoots and for being one of the toughest, often dark and often heavy, havok-causing drum&bass DJs in LA, Miyuki was making some favorable noise in the scene. This led to her sets moving masses and running ruckus at many major LA events such as Respect, Funktion, LA Beatdown, I Love LA, Timeless, Dark Matter, and many more. Miyuki has shared the bill alongside such names as Tech Itch, Empress, SPL, Dylan, Infiltrata, CRS, Spor and Robyn Chaos to name just a few.

+Clutch+
-Respect-
A Junglist Platoon founding member, and monthly Resident at Respect Club, LA’s longest running DNB weekly, DJ Clutch has been a staple in the LA Jungle/DNB scene since its inception. Many crews have come & gone in Los Angeles over the years, yet Clutch and the Platoon have maintained their presence and
influence on the L.A. scene. A DJ you can always count on to deliver quality music and mixing in his sets.

+Qâr+
-end fence-
Rising from beneath our Sepharad deserts, QAR wields a story that arcs from ancient methods to future structures and systems. Hatching from his experimental outfit, De Qualia, QAR hones in a more refined sound with a tougher husk and timeless sound scape drawing from classic IDM, techno, and drum & bass. QAR’s narrative is conjured from the residue of vintage synthesizers, warped samples and enigmatic signals from the unventured corners of our universe.

QAR’s live sets and featured mixes show demand the mind and body to transcend their usual collaborative abilities. QAR’s mixes are comprised of intricate rhythms, snarling synths, meticulous design, ineluctable throbs and breathing basslines. He has shared the stage with acts all across the electronic music spectrum such as Amon Tobin, Photek, Max Cooper, DJ Shiftee, SHVLFCE and Jogyo.

Pronounced QAR as in Question-Answer Relationship or “I Care.”

+SMSHFRC+
-brokenshrines-
Dynamic. Refined. Original. The LA duo SMSHFRC, comprised of Panther.Gray and brokenshrines, infuses classical structure and operatic aesthetic with finely crafted dance rhythm. With immense focus on producing and evolving their sound, they have cultivated a catalogue of astounding quality, and we are honored to introduce them in their first live performance.

+SHVLFCE+
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 Neosignal, Machine Code, Subsistenz, Kuxxan Suum, and a myriad of others.
Having cultivated many fundamental production techniques and tastes while living in Los Angeles, bringing So Fucking Future to the desert of the west is SHVLFCE’s tip of the hat to L.A.’s flourishing music scene.