Saturday, December 12, 2015

YOUNGSTA at ReBar JAN 22, 2016

w/ special guest

FRIDAY JAN 22, 2016
$14 adv  // 21+ // 10:30pm

(Contact, Tempa, Rinse, FWD / London, UK)

Youngsta should need little introduction. One of the figureheads of dubstep since the very beginning, resident at scene-defining club night FWD>>, and the DJ who first played some of the genre's most-loved anthems, he continues to be a hugely active figure in dubstep's development. His weekly show on Rinse draws deep for new music, helping to expose talented new producers, and the founding ethics that defined dubstep in its early years still remain at the heart of his sets.

"The sound is just me," he says, explaining that he's hesitant to draw a defined line around the music he plays. "It's Youngsta. It's what I've always done. People say it's not changed much, but you can hear progression and change definitely, it's not the same [;as it was];. It's obviously the same vibe, it's going to be deep."

Youngsta was one of the first DJs to play dubstep on Rinse, alongside Hatcha and Kode9, in the early part of last decade. Since he's borne witness to every mutation in the sound, and his shows now find music by brand new producers rubbing shoulders with Tempa artists such as J:Kenzo, Icicle and Proxima. His name is synonymous with the immersive end of the genre, something that's run through everything he's done over the years.

Having been involved with Rinse FM for such a long time, he says, it's hugely rewarding to see how well-loved the station - and the music that he plays - has become. Playing at Brixton Academy especially, he says, was a huge buzz. "It was great to see that Rinse can fill a dance that big, and to be able to play such deep music on such a big scale."


(Lighta!, Bass Coast / BC-CAN)

Shhhhhhhh! Andrea Graham is known as the Librarian, but don't be fooled by her deceptively quiet composure. The Bass Coast Music Festival's co-founder and music curator has been making some very loud noises up and down the Pacific Northwest for the better part of a decade. Her knack for blending total dance floor destruction with sly subtleties and hot new exclusives makes for a consistently accessible, yet undeniably future sound. Indeed, her festival's carefully crafted music line-up is a perfect mirror of her style. Serving up a veritable who's who of the West Coast bass scene and reaching deep both backwards and forwards, The Librarian offers up unabashedly hard-hitting low-end bliss paired with thoughtful, sophisticated chops.

In addition to curating and co-producing Bass Coast since its 2009 inauguration, Andrea has toured the Pacific Northwest club & festival circuit extensively (Shambhala, Symbiosis, Rifflandia, WTF!, Sonic Bloom, Tall Tree, Burning Man, Sync, Envision, Meme, World Ski & Snowboarding Festival, Crankworks and more), and has performed as far way as Costa Rica; throughout the midwest in Can & USA.


(Spectrum, FWD / SEA)

"Tom Kha Soup is a collaborative effort between Seattle-based DJs SHTICKYKEYS and THALO.  Initially inspired by their respective upbringings in dubstep, Baltimore club, drum & bass, hip hop, beat music, and East Coast goonery, the two have translated their love for forward-thinking electronic music into live sets and events that dissolve genre boundaries and create an energy all their own. In addition to their collaborative DJ project, Shtickykeys and Thalo run Tom Kha Productions, whose bi-weekly Spectrum parties have become Seattle's home for underground bass music. Since forming their live project 2 years ago, they have provided support for such heavy-weights as G Jones, Minnesota, Moody Good, AWE, EPROM, Astronomar, DJ Sliink, Om Unit, AK1200, Sweater Beats, Louis Futon, Bleep Bloop, Distal, Hermitude, Branchez, and many others. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

EPROM at ReBar - Dec 12th

artwork by kyttenjanae
design by Molly Brooks

People Music Presents
EPROM 12:30 - close
+ Partners in Grime 11:30 - 12:30
+ Altesse 10:30 - 11:30
+ Live VA by Psychedelic TV

!!!Show Is TONIGHT at ReBar!!!
1114 Howell - Seattle
$15 / 12$ adv

DOORS OPEN at 10:30pm, 21+
>>ADV Ticket Sales End at 4:30PM TODAY<<


Sander Dennis makes loud music. Unrepentantly blaring, aggressive, brutal, sometimes even macho music. That's not exactly a point of distinction in the exploding American electronic music scene. But EPROM's music is, perhaps paradoxically, also some of the most subtle and inventive of his West Coast peers, meshing the rude with the avant garde. He carefully manipulates each element to a degree usually reserved for the fussiest of minimal techno producers. An EPROM track roars, belches, squeals and shrieks, sounds contorted into frequencies stretched to their limits.

Unlike many of his US brethren, Dennis' music isn't exactly dubstep. In fact, it's more hip-hop than anything else. (He often loads his strange sludgy brew with dirty south rap percussion—snares that slide off the greasy surfaces.) But he doesn't quite fit in there either. His music is too willfully weird to fit a formula. Just take his idiosyncratic obsession with the aquatic, for example. Water bubbles prop up unstable melodies all over his debut album Metahuman. So maybe that's why he's become one of the biggest underground electronic producers in America: Like all of the best music, genres don't encapsulate what he's doing. It's better just to focus on what it feels like, namely unleaded physical power and giddy destruction.


(Pressha & Katakyst)

Partners in Grime aka Pressha & Kat1lyst first met in the year 3033. Both had been Stationed on the 12th Planet to explore unknown areas of bass. They first met during a very dark time in the universe known as the Great Skrillex Depression. Working together in the deep coal mines of Noisia is where these two honed their skills.

Pressha being a master of the Abacus and Kat1lyst being highly skilled in the art of Taxidermy these two knew they had no choice but to team up.

Shortly after coming together to form the PiG alliance these two went on to create life changing inventions. Things such as the Fizzy Lifting Drink, Swiss Cheese, The Revolving Door, The Cucumber and the most important thing of them all.. Their 8th mix in a series of mixes.

These two have opened for a huge roster of talent. Sharing the stage with people such as Obama, Merlin, The Girl Next Door, Bunny Sparkle GoGo Festival Goddess, Slush Puppy, Random Henchmen#2, Satan, Tom From Myspace, Season 3 of Teen Mom and last but not least Elton Johns Hairdresser.

We truly hope you enjoy the musical journey that is Partners in Grime.


(Q Nightclub / Seattle, WA)

Rachel Morales, also known as Altesse is a California born, Seattle based DJ whose love for dance music developed at a very young age. She was exposed to various forms of dance music such as Jungle, Drum & Bass, Breakbeat, Trance, House as well as Techno. This exposure has transitioned her becoming a well-rounded, multi-genre DJ. Her DJ resume is a great reflection of her appreciation for various forms of dance music. From sharing the stage with TWRK, and Mayhem at Volume, Alison Wonderland at Q as well as mixing hip hop at Aston Manor. She has landed a residency at Q nightclub on their FWD Wednesday nights, as well as their MADNESS Saturday nights. DJ-ing has been her focus on the forefront. Her goal is to eventually create the music that she loves, so she can deliver the feeling she gets from seeing her favorite artists.