Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
NYC’s premier Drum and Bass party ‘Natural Selection’ is back at The National Underground with our first residents night!
(Driven AM | Direct Drive | Natural Selection | NYC)
Raw Q (aka: Dj Beau) is one of NYC’s original pioneers of drum n’ bass and electronic music. As a born and raised native of NYC’s East Village, Beau has been dj’ing underground clubs and raves in NYC, and the USA, as well as Puerto Rico for over 16 years and counting. His resume as a dj/producer is a veritable timeline of many of the most significant parties and events of the NYC/US electronic music culture. Whether it’s from his beginnings as an original Liquid Sky and Satellite Records dj (circa ’95) to his current status as one of Dj Zinc’s Bingo Allstars and a selected tag-team partner of DJ DB at the highly acclaimed and now defunct Secret Night of Science monthly parties at LOVE, Beau has been a truely devoted contributor to underground electronic music and rave culture since the early days.
Throughout his years as a performer and respected dj, Beau has been selected as the opener for such high profile artists as: Fabio and Grooverider, Planet of the Drums, Marcus Intalex, Calibre, Klute and has shared the bill with the likes of LTJ Bukem, Shy-Fx, Bad Company, Dj Craze and many more. He is currently a resident of Direct Drive, and performed regularly as a special guest at Secret Night of Science, Let It Roll, and Dream. He still continues to perform at NYC’s longest running 21+ weekly dnb night, Camouflage.
Beau is also well known for his original music production. In 95′ he teamed up with Dj Ani (NASA, Deee-Lite) and created a series of tunes which appeared on Dj Soulslinger’s Jungle Sky imprint (the first US Drum n Bass Label). In 2003 Beau transformed into Raw Q. As Raw Q, his music has had a major impact in the world of electronic music with tunes such as ‘Vital Soul’ which appeared on Dj Zinc’s reputable Bingo imprint and was ranked 11th in the BBC’s Global Dance Music charts (jul.13.04), which encompasses all forms of dance music. With tunes such as Vital Soul, Caspian Moon, Summer Rain and Jagged Edge, Raw Q’s music has been embraced by such legendary artists as LTJ Bukem, Fabio, Roni Size, DB, Marcus Intalex, Marky, Zinc, Bryan Gee, Bailey, Dj Flight and countless others. Beau’s goal as an artist and musician is to provide inspiring, forward thinking, positive music for as many open minded people as possible. Beau is aware that music is a powerful tool for unity and positive change, and an vitally essential form of communication.
(Driven AM | Natural Selection | Luv Disaster | Peer Pressure)
Representing New York City, Dave is a respected contributor to the North American Drum and Bass community. Owner of Driven AM, the premier North American DnB Artist Management, Record Label, and Production company. Events coordinator and resident DJ for various NYC parties including part of the legendary NYC production team Direct Drive and recently part of the team presenting ‘Natural Selection’ in NYC. Dave has released music on Luv Disaster (alongside Dave Owen), Peer Pressure Recordings, Liquid Brilliants, Basswerk (alongside Sol.ID), Influenza Minus, Electronic River Recordings, and his own imprint Driven AM Recordings. His music is being supported by DB, Random Movement, TC1, Dstar, Stunna, Mixmaster Doc, Dave Owen, Kevin Focus, Submorphics, Calculon and many others. A Dj that has performed live more than 200 times in 13 States in the US as well as in Puerto Rico and Spain in the past 12 years alongside some of the biggest names in DnB, everyone from Goldie to High Contrast. In the last year Dave’s music has been heard on a Metalheadz Podcast, featured in a mix and interview with Knowledge Magazine, and coast to coast on Dave’s January US tour. Dave is a driven individual, whose passion for Drum and Bass shows in his music and live performance.
159 E. Houston Street, NYC
Midnight – 4:00AM (or later!)
+Presented by Natural Selection & Driven AM+