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Primal Filth Records & |Bring The Noize| present:
Subhuman Beatdown Feat.
The best known face and sound in American drum and bass for over a decade belongs to Brooklyn-based Dieselboy, aka Damian Higgins. Now an international icon in this underground dance music movement, Dieselboy is the most in-demand American d&b DJ on the global club, festival and rave circuits on six continents. Since the early '90s Dieselboy has pioneered drum and bass in North America. His prized mixes have been the gateway for countless loyal fans to the high energy, futuristic, science fiction vibe of d&b.
Dieselboy has an intense week in week out touring schedule and has played most of the major festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Electric Daisy Carnival, Nocturnal Wonderland, Ultra, Love Parade, Starscape, Shambhala, Movement, Virgin Festival, Creamfields (UK), Jisan (Seoul), Phat (NZ), Pirate Station (Russia), and on and on. His original music has been featured on MTV and ESPN as well as video games, commercials, etc. He has also been featured on the cover and inside of many magazines including URB, Billboard, DJ, DJ Times, and Mixmag.
Dieselboy currently runs two record labels including the celebrated US drum and bass imprint Human and the recent dubstep and electro up and comer SubHuman. On top of all of this Dieselboy has also conceptualized and initiated the longest running tour in electronic music, Planet of the Drums, and the recent metal-themed multimedia extravaganza Monsters Of Jungle.
For Los Angeles bassline technician BARE, aka Sean Rodela, 2012 will be fondly remembered as the year his twisted face melting sickness exploded into a worldwide epidemic. Taking the dubstep scene by storm with his staggering studio output and electrifying live performances, there is no question BARE has clawed his way into the ranks of the bass music elite - and he’s not going anywhere. If you don’t know, time to get to know…
The madness doesn’t end there. A monster behind the decks, BARE’s high energy, “all killer no filler” DJ performances have earned him a reputation as a tough act to follow. He’s developed a particularly rabid fan base –anyone who’s experienced a BARE set (and lived to talk about it) will tell you he’s a DJ who absolutely loves what he does. BARE is never afraid to engage his crowd – he tends to be as active on the mic as he is on the decks, keeping the crowd locked and constantly coaxing them to go as mental as possibly. In addition to notable one-off gigs at some of the nation’s most notable venues (Dub Nation, Dubtroit, Sub.Mission, Frequency, etc.), his explosive performances have earned him a spot on the Subhuman tour alongside heavyweights Dieselboy and Smash Gordon - invading a city near you in 2011.
The momentum shows no sign of slowing in the months to come. A Subhuman tour (with Dieselboy, BARE, Smash Gordon) kicks off in early February, with dates already scheduled throughout the country. More releases & remixes are already in the pipeline for Subhuman (including an artist album and a massive collaborative release with the likes of Numbernin6, Muffler, and Mark Instinct to name a few), Buygore Ultragore, and Play Me Records. BARE was recently commissioned for a brutal rework of metalcore band Asking Alexandria’s “A Single Moment of Sincerity”, which should see the light of day soon. A collaboration with Borgore is in the works, and BARE continues to refine his solo sound daily with constant studio time and an undying dedication to music. “Some serious producers and sounds are coming on a constant basis now, and I love every second of it! The future for dubstep looks super bright!” Keep your eyes and ears open - BARE is on the warpath for 2011, melting faces in a city near you.
Mau5trap Recordings,Rottun, Play Me, EX7, Subhuman,
Hollow Point, System Recordings, Human, Warner UK
Respected by fans far and wide in the Electronic Music/Dance community, Messinian‘s commanding voice and stage presence have brought countless club and festival goers to expect the unexpected. A natural at fusing genres and uniting the masses, Messinian brings a raw emotion and intensity that consistently burns the roof down. His life is all about controlling microphones and turntables in front of wild crowds and taking the energy in the venue to a higher level. Currently residing in North Philadelphia, he was born into a humble upbringing in Los Angeles, California. He never imagined that his passion and drive for music would one day have him performing in front of jam packed audiences around the globe. Armed with a dream and an uncanny ability to sneak into clubs as a teenager, he was performing at major venues up and down the East Coast before he was legally old enough to get into them. With the endless support of his friends and fan base in Philadelphia and a relentless work ethic, his musical path was paved.
With years of constant touring under his belt, Messinian has grown to become an underground veteran, rocking nation-wide tours sponsored by Sony, DC Shoes, URB Magazine, House of Blues, Salem Cigarettes, Rinse Magazine and more. His busy tour schedule has helped him to see the world many times over. Messinian has brought his art form to Japan, South Africa, England, Austria, New Zealand, Serbia, South Korea, Holland, China, Macedonia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Australia, Costa Rica, Canada, Poland, Singapore, Hungary, Switzerland, Venezuela, Lithuania, Belgium, Taiwan, Estonia, and all over the United States in every major city. Aside from touring year-round with various DJs and being the vocalist for his own Pop/Electro/Rap projects, Messinian is the front man for the annual "PLANET OF THE DRUMS TOUR" (AK1200, Dieselboy, Dara, and Messinian). This tour has been packing raves and selling out venues for over 10 years. It is considered the most successful tour in Drum and Bass and it is the longest running electronic music tour ever. He’s performed at the Virgin Music Festival, Area 2 Tour (Moby, Busta Rhymes, David Bowie), Salem Tour (w/ The Roots, Outkast), Playstation 2 Tour, The Coachella Festival, The Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, The Love Parade, The Bassrush festivals, Creamfields and numerous huge festivals in Europe and abroad.
Messinian has been setting dancefloors on fire and touring non-stop as a Dubstep DJ/MC. You can see him nationwide at festivals and clubs spinning high energy Dubstep originals & VIP’s… simultaneously mixing records and hyping it up on the mic to get crowds screaming with their hands in the air. Messinian took the Dubstep world by storm with a streak of hard hitting vocal collaborations with Dubstep heavyweights like Excision, Datsik, Bare, SPL, Number Ni6e, Triage, J. Rabbit, Camo & Krooked, Calvertron, Helicopter Showdown, Hulk, Antiserum, Downlink, Skism, Sluggo, Mark Instinct, Itchy Robot and many more. Messinian’s tracks are getting heavy DJ support from not only North American Dubstep DJ’s, but major Dubstep DJ’s the world over. Messinian is no stranger to the Top 20 Dubstep Charts on Beatport. His collaborations "X-Rated", "Holy Ghost", “All About My Paper”, “Heavy Artillery”, "Heavy Artillery Remix", “Apeshit”, “Girls, Girls”, and “Burn It Up” have all held spots in the Top 20 or Top 10 and he has plenty of Dubstep/Drumstep/DNB anthems with releases scheduled soon. He has been pumping out quality bangers and getting them released on Beatport chart dominating labels such as Mau5trap recordings, Rottun Recordings, EX7 Records, Play Me Records, Subhuman, System recordings, Warner UK, and Hollow Point Recordings. Make sure to look out for Messinian’s solo production and beat making collaborations with artists like Bare, The Upbeats, SPL, and Zardonic in the near future.
A versatile artist, he’s been in the studio creating tracks with world class producers for Dubstep, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, D&B, Electro, Soul, and House projects. Releases include “Mariachi Loco” on Warner UK, “Throw It Away Remix” with electro producers Designer Drugs, the house anthem “Baked From Scratch” with Hatiras and DJ Dan, the Drum and Bass smash hit “Barrier Break” with Dieselboy for Human Imprint, and the Dubstep, politically charged foreward for Evol Intent’s breakthrough album “Era of Diversion”. He’s had his music in platinum selling video games such as Grand Taurismo 4 and also used for Skateboarding/Snowboarding shows on cable networks like Fuel TV. He’s performed live on the biggest radio stations from Johannesburg, South Africa to Eastern Europe to Tokyo, Japan. Messinian is represented by the William Morris Agency, one of the largest and most respected agencies in the world.
Aside from his love for his art, Messinian is extremely proud to have taught Hip Hop Music/Creative Writing classes at 'Northeast Treatment Center' Juvenile Detention facility in North Philadelphia. In Messinian’s own words, “These kids are the future of music. They have been through so
much and turned their struggle and pain into creative wordplay and expression. The world isn’t ready for the skills they’re bringing! I’m happy that the center finally brought a program these kids could really relate to. They are changing their life in a positive direction and it’s cool that the music they love is helping in a strong way. I definitely want to be a part of a program like this again in the future…for now my main goal in life is to change Pop and underground music as we know it. My music, my family, and my fans are my lifeline...There’s nothing on this Earth more important. I’m a big fan of music that makes you shake your ass. I’m also a big fan of music that’s provocative and makes you think. I love Hip Hop, Rock and Roll, Pop, Soul, Electronic music, and everything in between. If we're on the same page, then LET'S RIDE!”
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