*Dark Arts* is mystical alchemy; To harness the Divine. We bring
You the purest avatars of the Noise; the seekers of the Sound, who throw themselves up Against universal Chaos, in the face of the Void - through the storms of History and forward to a New Frontier:
DARK ARTS 1.0 - SUGARDOLLRECORDS2011
Saturday, August 20th. ...Production Lounge, 113 Franklin St
Doors 9, Show 10. $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Drink specials ALL NIGHT!
~ *Chris Are* ~
Chris Are is the product of New York's Hip Hop & Hardcore music scenes. After learning to play numerous instruments in his younger days, he then went on to study at The Institute of Audio Research in '03...
His tracks are based around chopped up, effect heavy drum breaks & field recordings. With the use of vinyl, tapes, synthesizers, an MPC, live instrumentation & software controllers, Chris creates music that is textural & ever-changing...
Chris Are's live show takes the audience on a ride through sonic space. Utilizing a combination of hardware & software on stage, his set is guaranteed to keep you moving mentally & physically.
~ *LiveViaSatellite* ~ LiveViaSatellite is a dynamic group of artist/producers/composers/rappers/singers/songwriters and much, much more. This talented group not only created their own genre by combining HipHop, R&B, and Alternative, but they have vowed to make their mark by “Changing the Game” with their refreshing musical content. The band came together in early 2011 during a collaborative studio session. The group quickly realized that pooling together their gifts for music they could create something epic. This group out of Northern New Jersey is made up of 6 talented artists. Nyce Hoffa – Rapper/Songwriter/Audio Engineer; Kese Soprano – Singer/Rapper/Songwriter/Producer/Audio Engineer; WitZ – Rapper/Songwriter/Producer/Audio Engineer; 55 – Singer/Songwriter/Producer; Seitaro AKA Team No Respect – Producer/Composer/Audio Engineer; Cuban XL – Rapper/Songwriter
These musical geniuses have come from all different backgrounds and bring their own style and artistic flavor to the table. In any one song that this group creates you can hear the diverse influences of HipHop, R&B, Alternative, Raggae, Raggaeton and much more. These guys are not afraid to deviate from the ordinary; they incorporate new sounds, different ideas, and raw lyrical content into their music and have struck musical gold by doing so.
~ *The Planet Cognac Collective* ~
The PC Collective is made up of some of the most creative and experimental EDM producers on the east coast. They include NJ natives Space Jesus, Mikey Likes iT, Bartlomein, and Breakbomb. With styles incorporating dubstep, glitch-hop, psychedelic bass, downtempo, and space-crunk, their wide range of original productions have allowed them to play consistent shows in the NYC/NJ/Philadelphia area over the course of the past year. The people have spoken: this is not your little cousin's bro-step.
Space Jesus is Jasha Tull, a New Jersey based EDM producer , with deep roots in Hip-Hop, Sci-Fi, BASS, and psychedelia. Jasha has been producing music since 2004, and rocking crowds across the U.S. since 2008. First hitting the stage as an electro DJ and member of the Future Kids, Jasha continued to gain live experience by completing a two month full U.S. tour w/ GDP & Pistol as DJ KrE8. Jasha has since been involved in the NJ hip-hop scene as a contributing member of the Slangcorp record label/collective under various monikers as MC, producer, and DJ. In 2010, with help from his close friend and manager Gregg Sauber, Jasha founded the Planet Cognac Collective. Planet Cognac originated as a hip-hop/electro/dubstep/pop group featuring Jasha’s production and contributions from fellow NJ producers along with vocalists Lil Wavey, Xteen, Fancy Boy, and Ron Raygun. In 2011, Planet Cognac evolved into a collective consisting of Space Jesus and fellow NJ glitch and bass producers including former Future Kids members Bartlomein, Mikey Likes iT, and the psychedelic/dubstep power house Break Bomb. In early 2011, Jasha began the Space Jesus project. This project infuses the various musics and interests of Jasha’s past in a contemporary cross-genre format while emphasizing bass and psychedelia. Space Jesus is defined by Jasha’s unwillingness to be constricted by a single genre, while delivering a high energy bass-fueled collage guaranteed to keep the dance floor raging.
Break Bomb is a producer and DJ of many genres. Originally from Soviet Georgia, he's moved around enough to develop an extremely eclectic taste in music. In Brooklyn, while still in high school, he started as the front-man of Sick Liberty - a socio-political heavy punk band which has gotten notable gigs at club L'amours (among which the band opened up for Dead Kennedys, The Exploited, Biohazard & many more world-wide known headliners) rocking a crowd of up to 1,000. Since then, Break Bomb was seen playing guitar, bass and drums in various side projects and live gigs. Around 2006, he shifted his interests to the digital domain, learning Cubase, Reason and Ableton as well as general concepts of recording & production. In May of 2010, Break Bomb was signed to Tommy Naples' label as the exclusive hip-hop producer for Chris Mason - an upcoming artist out of Philadelphia. On July 9th the Break Bomb remix of Mike Posner's "Cooler Than Me" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3K-Lw0Lkc4) was uploaded to test the waters as a dubstep producer. Since then, this remix has been consistently getting over 2500 plays per week. Now, coasting parallel highways of industry, you can find Break Bomb dropping breaks, dNb, psytrance & heavy dubstep tunes just about anywhere: from the filthiest underground spots to the most proper, private banquet-hall events. Break Bomb has rocked an NYC crowd at the Delancey, Bar13, Crash Mansion, 49 Grove & Webster Hall among many others. He is also in charge of event coordination of the subWOOFer-series bass raves in central NJ.