NATURAL SELECTION 009
Saturday February 4th, 2012
featuring in their first NYC appearance in 4 years:
(Non Vogue | New Zealand)
Hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, Terror Snake and Downie Wolf are The Upbeats, one of the most legendary production/DJ teams to emerge out the fertile New Zealand drum and bass scene. From playing ironic bootleg mash-ups at a tiny rock bar, to owning and operating their own record label, Non Vogue, this substantially more motivated “Wayne and Garth” of the drum and bass world are genuine innovators; in more ways than one. With a decade of experience in the music game they have released three critically lauded albums (with a fourth in the works) and countless singles on some of the most respected drum and bass record labels in the world. Known for their skills at constructing both digital pub rock anthems for the club and genuinely emotional home listening material – their musicality has seen them collaborate with or remix for the likes of Ed Rush and Optical, Noisia, Bad Company, Hive, Gridlock, Bulletproof, TREi, State of Mind, Shapeshifter and MSTRKRFT. Along the way they’ve performed extensively across New Zealand, Australia, North America, Europe and the UK building a loyal audience worldwide. Favoring an anything goes DJ style, their performances regularly trigger mosh pits, crowdsurfing, topless dancers, on-stage acrobatics and even once, dual zorb surfing at a capacity paint rave. Still as passionate about the creation and performance of music as they were ten years ago, The Upbeats continue to set standards across the board. Creatively speaking, these guys are far from done. Hold tight for the next episode.
(The Operatives | Australia/NYC)
Humble beginnings over 10 years ago playing hip hop and drum and bass and her flawless and highly technical approach to mixing led to DJ Dust growing in to one of the busiest DJs around Melbourne – supporting some of the biggest names in drum and bass and dubstep to grace the shores including Marky, Storm, Marcus Intalex, Doc Scott, Calibre, Klute, Grooverider, Scuba, Hudson Mohawke, Joker, Skream and Benga and Headhunter. Her consistency was rewarded with worldwide recognition by the organisations Junglist Sistaz and Hardstep Sistaz, inclusion into the mighty Operatives Crew and so many regular bookings that she was titled “Melbourne’s First Lady of Drum and Bass” in a gig write-up. Dust has promoted shows with Joe Seven for Klute, Storm, Calibre & Mark Pritchard, Doc Scott & Marcus Intalex and also promoted local drum and bass night Polaroid with Joe Seven, Consequence and MC Lowqui. Dust also ran a radio show on Kiss FM with DJ Fiend, with whom she also writes the music blog weareallsorts.com In April this year DJ Dust decided she needed a change of scenery and moved to NYC, where she has been playing regular hip hop sets alongside the likes of J Period, Boogie Blind and Suga Ray and secured a set at the celebrated Sun and Bass Festival in Sardinia.
(Red Light Music | NYC)
Born and raised in NYC, Mousky, ex-vocalist in a rock band, began DJing while living in Washington D.C. After years of playing countless house parties, hosting a college radio show, and a holding a year-long residency at Cafe Japone, Mousky moved back home. He has since rocked dozens of New York clubs including Shelter, Sullivan Room, Public Assembly, Love, Piano’s, The Cove, Bar 13, Europa and Southpaw. Mousky’s fun-loving, international sound has also rattled packed dancefloors in South America, headlining wild parties in Buenos Aires, Argentina, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at major venues such as Bahrein and D-Edge. His music is also all over the map, often seamlessly mixing multiple styles into the same set. Mousky’s sets are bass-heavy, rowdy, uplifting and risqué. Heavily influenced by middle eastern, Brazilian and reggae music, his crowd-pleasing, energetic performances are always full of surprises. No matter what style, venue, crowd or city, Mousky always keeps the dancefloor shakin’ with A1 selection and airtight mixing.
(BBE | Konkrete Jungle | Automatik | NYC)
(Bill DeBlase & Tiger | Fat Buddha | NYC)
With Natural Selection Residents:
(Driven AM | Natural Selection | Luv Disaster)
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 220 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 various US tours. Dave is a driven individual, whose passion for Drum and Bass shows in his music and live performance.
1/3rd of the Natural Selection crew, frequent collaborator with Robert Manos, and long time NY DnB DJ.
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY LOFT
70 North 6th
Brooklyn, New York
21+, $10, 10:00PM – 4:00AM
REINFORCED SOUND! WE ARE BRINGING IN LOTS OF ADDITIONAL SOUND!
+Presented by Natural Selection & Driven AM+
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Natural Selection is New York City’s premiere Drum & Bass event, dedicated to booking the best stateside and international talent. Since May 2011, we have hosted the following DJ’s: A-Sides, Adred, ATP, Calculon, Cory James, Dara, Dave Shichman, dBridge, DJ Marky, DJ Strife, DJ Seen, Kemo MC, Lynx, Random Movement, Raw Q, Sinistarr, SPY