Thursday, February 18, 2010

EXCISION @ SmartBar 03-11-10

This ones gonna be huge. I know I've been hyping his Shambhala mixes for some time, but to see him live will be something else. I'm fully expecting some serious mid-range tear-outs. Don't sleep Chicago.

thursday 11 march 2010

abstract science and dubfix present…

[rottun recordings, british columbia] -

[fresh kid, 217mafia] -

[noise floor crew, opaque project] -

3730 n. clark
10p-4am | 21+
$10/$7 before midnight
$5 before 11pm w/smartbar txt | | |

abstract science and dubfix are proud to welcome the chicago debut of
canada's EXCISION, alongside the return of 217mafia's DJ BELLY and
the smartbar debut of the mystery man known as AKADEMY.


combining the morphing bass lines of drum and bass, the aggressive
energy of metal, and the laid back vibes of hip hop, EXCISIONS’s
infectious style has driven him to become one of the most wanted
dubstep acts in north america. after selling out and repressing his
first 12" release in 2007--on EXCISION's own rottun recordings--the
demand for the dark side of dubstep became tangible. it's an ever
growing demand, with EXCISION and rotten releases dominating the top
ten sales charts at beatport and other digital retailers and crossing
over to new audiences. look out for collaborations with BASSNECTAR,
PENDULUM, dn'b heavy-weight SPL, and dubstep womp master DZ. at the
age of 22, this young canadian is one to watch: don't miss EXCISION's
chicago debut!


cutting his teeth in the party-friendly sister cities of
champaign-urbana--home of the university of illinois--dj belly aka
kevin miller has built an impressive resume in a few short years:
opening up for THE ROOTS, WU-TANG CLAN + PSALM ONE and as part of the
217mafia crew, bringing the sounds of dubstep downstate with their
massive "dubstep massacre" parties. with the move upstate to chicago,
dj belly promises bring his take on dubstep and hip-hop to a new

Outside 4th century BC Athens, in grove of sacred olive trees
dedicated to Athena, Plato's Akademia flourished. So named in honor of
the Athenian hero, Akademos, the great thinkers of the era, convened
to progress their fields of study. Today, Chicago dubstep producer,
aKademy is steady making advances in a different and altogether darker
set of arts and sciences. Akademy's early work with New York City's
Proper Villains (Southern Fried/Nightshifters/Flamin' Hotz) showed
immediate promise and piqued wide interest in his work from many of
the strongest voices for the movement. Yet the identity of Akademy
remains publicly unknown. With notes ranging from Squarepusher to
Pantera informing his style (in addition to the more traditional
elements of dubstep) his first single "Darknesses" wove these ideas
into a compelling first glimpse at the future of a genre. Now busy at
work, crafting his next missive, aKademy's pupils remain rapt in
attention, awaiting the next lesson.

1 comment:

djBelly said...

Thanks for the awesome coverage, you can check some mixes and tracks of mine here: