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Odin Works and ElevateEDM.com Present:
3 Rooms of Music
2 Venues Across the Street from Each Other
Next Door - 43 N. Hotel Street
Lotus Downtown - 34 N. Hotel Street
Saturday June 16th
9pm - 2am
✬ S3RL (Australia)
✬Phil York ( UK | Tranzlation | IHDS | Cultivate)
✬ K-Dose (Australia | Australia With Force)
✬ SoundSex (Audible Emissions | Asylum)
✬ MassFunk (ElevateEDM.com | Alpha Productions)
✬ Sejika (Pacific Jungle | KTUH)
✬ MORE TBA
DJ S3RL from Brisbane, Australia, has been writing and producing his own tracks since the year 2000. Discovering PlayStation’s ‘Music 2000’ he taught himself how to write music and then eventually upgraded to Reason on PC and still uses that today. Before all of that, and most importantly, he was part of the rave scene as a raver, letting loose on the dance floor and going to every local event. S3RL stays close to his rave heritage even today.
S3RL scored his first break at the end of 2005 when Kevin Energy and Sharkey came down under. S3RL showed them his musical skills with a demo CD and it was only weeks later that contracts were being signed to join Kevin Energy’s infamous label The Nu Energy Collective (NEC). Releasing his first track 'Transformers' to vinyl made S3RL the first DJ in Queensland to be signed to a major, international hardcore label and not long after he was already mixing it up with names such as Kevin Energy, Sharkey, Hixxy, Brisk, Scott Brown, Darren Styles and many more.
Since then S3RL has released a multitude of tracks on various labels such as the ‘NEC’, 'Executive Records’, ‘Australia With Force’ and many more. His music has been featured on compilations such as 'Bonkers', ‘Hardcore Underground’ and ‘Masif Hardcore’ and has mixed a CD for the Hardcore Energy compilation series. All this while show casing his talent to a worldwide audience, DJ’ing at events all around Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK and Europe.
Having multiple EP's to his name featuring tracks like the smash hit that truly broke him into the scene - 'Pretty Rave Girl', the follow up track 'Little Kandi Raver', his new label’s ‘Pika Girl’ as well as underground rave hit ‘Dealer’ showing his spectrum of styles, S3RL has also worked with numerous bands from around the world doing re-mixes and collaborations. The most notable being his work with US band 'The Medic Droid' with his remix of their track 'Fer Sure' which also went on to become a worldwide hit.
Known 4 his intense stage presence and floor filling musical abilities, be sure to watch out for S3RL as he mixes up a storm and continues to keep the crowd jumping with all his future productions.
Fiery haired hard trance legend Phil York is one of the most in demand UK djs on the global hard dance scene, clocking up countless airmiles playing to sell out crowds in all 4 corners of the globe from Australia to Canada, South Africa to USA and more recently conquering European destinations such as Sweden, Spain, Finland and Denmark as well as appearing at Defqon One & Fusion Indoor festivals in Holland! Back on home turf in the UK Phil plays for every organization worth their salt including Goodgreef, Colours, Bionic, Kiddfectious, Atomik Weekender, Hindsight and his London residency at the legendary Freeformation parties!
Breaking into the scene back in 2003 with releases on one time scene leaders Nukleuz & Tidy, Phil’s euphoric sound and arm raising dj performances shot him onto the UK hard dance scene whilst at the same time co-promoting the infamous Nuklearpuppy events in Edinburgh, which gave Edinburgh debuts to the likes of Yoji, Scot Project, Judge Jules and Marco V! Over time Phil’s sound has diversified moving away from typically UK influences and taking on a European sound, allowing him to branch out into places many other UK acts haven’t.
Phil’s Tranzlation label has seen over 70 releases over the past 4 years, shifting over 80,000 units and featuring on over 70 compilations worldwide with countless anthems picking up plays from the biggest names in the business such as Lisa Lashes, Showtek, Scot Project, Alex Kidd, Tidy Boys, ASYS and Andy Whitby as well as heavy rotation play’s on Kutski’s Radio One show & Fausto’s Q-Dance Radio show, proving that its leading the way in hard trance sounds constantly evolving and pushing things forward!
Tranzlation showcases many of Phil’s own productions and collaborations with the likes of Fausto, Kidd Kaos , Dark by Design & BRK3 whilst Phil is also in high demand to collaborate and remix for artists including Lisa Lashes, Alex Kidd, Sa.Vee.Oh and Anne Savage. If this wasn’t enough Phil still finds time to co-host the Goodgreef Xtra Hard radio show alongside Kutski, Alex Kidd & Organ Donors, which is broadcast worldwide as well as regularly featuring in the top 20 downloads on iTunes podcasts!
2010 saw the launch of Phil’s groundbreaking new concept set up alongside the voice of Q-Dance radio, Fausto. International Hard Dance Sessions or IHDS for short has been hard dance’s success story of the year uniting the global hard dance scene. Hand picking key artists from each territory to showcase their hard edge sound including hard trance from Germany, hardstyle from Holland & Italy, hard dance from the UK, Tech dance from Japan and everything in-between!
The first album topped sales charts worldwide sitting on the No.1 spot on Juno for well over a month with the EPs dominating download charts and picking up plays from the most diverse range of djs for any label in the history of hard dance. IHDS received rave reviews in Mixmag (where it was the first hard dance cd to be featured in the general album section in years), as well as support from Radio One, QDance,partyflock.nl, hardstylerz.dk, dontstayin.com, hardtrax.nl, harderfaster.net and many more worldwide…
The success of this first IHDS album reflected in the tour accompanying it which kicked off with a sell out event in Helsinki turning hundreds away before heading onto Sweden, Denmark, Holland and of course the UK all in the last 3 months of 2010. Ending the year in style Phil played the midnight set at Solid NYE at PNE Stadium alongside Above & Beyond, Simon Patterson & D Block & S-Te Phan showing Phil’s demand as an international headliner as ell as his diversity as an artist!
2011 will see IHDS step up to the next level hosting arenas at major festivals worldwide kick starting with Fusion Outdoor Festival on 21st May in Zwolle, Holland as well as two albums forcast the first hitting shops worldwide in May and a special side series of IHDS presents which will focus on one country to showcase the best artists from each territory and give them the exposure they deserver on a worldwide platform!
Don’t miss out on one of the UKs finest export
Kurt Dillon or better known to the people of the hard dance music scene as DJ K-Dose knew from an early age sitting in his grade 9 class room that he was destined to do only one thing – Become a well known and respected DJ and Music Producer. K-Dose’s love and passion for Happy Hardcore and Hardstyle music would grow and evolve everyday from this to now and the result has been the explosive arrival of his presence on the international scene.
o It was early in 2005 that K-Dose purchased his first set of turntables and embraced his passion for Hard style working his first musical madness and delivery through Vinyl.
o K-Dose developed a keen appreciation and aptitude for “feeling” the music and “mixing by ear” from DJ-ing with Vinyl and further still the passion grew and the desire to learn more accelerated. The love of this process saw Kurt further his technical skills moving onto CDJays and production programs at his home studio. It was the flavour and punch of Happy Hardcore and Hardstyle that sustained him every day and inspired him in his everyday life to push it to the limit and deliver the best beats to the biggest crowds - and so it began...
With the ever expanding dance scene rapidly becoming the latest phenomenon, it proved difficult getting into the world of dance music, so the eager and pro-active K-Dose began orchestrating , running and playing sets at his own bush raves. His persistence and dedication soon paid off and K-Dose was recognized and given the opportunity to show off his talents at various night clubs on the sunshine coast including 240 Mooloolaba, The Rolling Rock Noosa and Uni Night at Woombye. With this new found publicity K-Dose exploded onto the Brisbane Rave and Dance Scene playing at well respected Dance venues including Rockafellas, The Planet and various Brisbane Raves.
Soon after this progression K-Dose began touring the U.S.A in 2009 with DJ S3RL and playing along side some of America’s and Australia’s most favorite and well loved DJ's such as S3RL, Impact, TX300, No Left Turn and Smartyz.
o During this time K-dose has supported some of Australia’s and the world’s finest internationally recognized talent including Joey Riot, Weaver, Orbit1/Bioweapon, Team Rocket & Suae.
K-Dose’s love, passion and endless drive and dedication to continue delighting the masses with his unique sound and engaging, fun, high energy stage performances has since seen him signed to one of the largest hard dance record label’s in Australia – Australia with Force and recently delivered his first release internationally with the Celebrate the Summer Remix which found huge success in the UK.
o Keep your eyes peeled for K-Dose’s new releases in the coming months – You will not want to miss this!
With remixes and original music rising the charts on Beatport (world's leading electronic music download store), SoundSex's latest releases were in October of 2011. Releases include a recent remix of "Tension", SoundSex's second track on Beatport in 2009, by Decoding Jesus (#2 on Beatport, Moist Music Top Downloads, 10-30-2010), and a release feat a remix of: David Christophere & Decoding Jesus vs MelleeFresh & Keoki - "SLEAZEE", released on PLAY DIGITAL, other remixers for this release include Dirtyloud, and Jerome Robbins.
SoundSex's latest project with Josh Wetherington (Denver), Wet::Sex, has a single set to release 2/29 (Leap Year) 2012: Jack Rabbit Jump (the cRemixes) on "Let's Beat Milo Records (LA)". This release includes two original tracks and 7 remixes by established artists, StellaR, Willis Haltom, Higher Concept, DayV, Ginobeat and More!
The youngest brother of Dance music LEGEND, Superstar DJ KEOKI, Miko Franconi has been living up to his name the moment he stepped up to the decks. His choices in music by far reflect the fact that he has been a member of electronic dance music movement since toddler years. He takes the long route to the climactic part of a set, (or to look at it differently, its one long climax!! , SoundSex). Laying down songs with melodic hooks, and face-melting basslines, traveling from techno, to electro, to breaks, (and sometimes dub-step, which he fondly refers to as dub-SEX) he teases the crowd before making that rise to total dancefloor madness. This is a true sign of a masterful dj, and Miko has worked his way into our hearts via dance music. He has worked his dj'ing skills in clubs spanning across the states, from NY, Seattle, Vegas, Miami, Denver to LA, including Ultra Music Festival (WMC 2010 Miami), The Church (top-5 clubs in US), Beta (Beatport owned), Artisan (Las Vegas) and MEGA CLUBS Bar Standard and FUTURE LA Underground. Miko Franconi began his dj career back in 1998, spinning side beside his brother Kekoa, a legend in the music industry himself (owner/operator of Superstar Productions). When Miko and Koa teamed up, as an opening act for Keoki, back in 1998, under the name Kibbles N' Beats, the scene knew that techno music was yet to be changed with THESE Franconi brothers attacking dance floors. Music is definitely a force in this family. Miko is also the younger brother of Hawaii celebrity and radio personality Maleko.
Miko Franconi is back behind the lights and in dj booths yet again after a long hiatus to "gather his strength," and he's doing it with a vengeance, as if he knows that he has a lot to live up to, and believe me, he has "Superstar" written all over him! Having been interviewed in 808SceneZine and on over a dozen radio interviews from Hawaii to Florida, Miko has set his sights for the top, and we all have a chance to witness the rise. When you see (and feel) how naturally he makes the dancefloor move.. you too will be a believer.. the Franconi Legacy has much more in store for us.
Bryce Hasegawa a.k.a MassFunk was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on 1991. Growing up on the island of Oahu, he became interested in different genres of music such as hip-hop, rock, and Electronic Dance Music (EDM). Although the EDM scene in Hawaii was generally small, Bryce quickly became fascinated with EDM music, entranced by the rhythm, hard-hitting beats, and overall tone from the different genres.
Currently known as MassFunk, Bryce has become a popular DJ on within the Honolulu EDM Scene, best known for playing an entwinement of both popular music and EDM. Spinning Electro, Progressive House, and Trance, he plays at some of the hottest events in Hawaii such as Wonderland Entertainments Music Festivals, among other events as a guest DJ. He has played alongside and has had the privilege of working with some of today’s well-known artists such as Skrillex, 12th Planet, Felix Cartal, Harvard Bass, Proper Villians, LA Riots, The Crystal Method. He has also had the pleasure of opening up for names such as Christopher Lawrence, Lazy Rich, St.John of Housenation.FM, Lil Jon, and Afrojack. Bryce has always kept an open mind about different genres and he always makes it a point to hone his skills in order to keep making the impact in the Hawaii music scene that he has been.
In December 2011 MassFunk ventured on a new journey and became the host of Elevate E.D.M and releases a new exclusive mix each week, every Friday at 6:00pm HST. As the host MassFunk introduces himself to the world along with friends he has made along the way with his 2 hour podcast every week featuring music to get the party started. If you want to hear a shout-out from MassFunk via his weekly podcast, post either on his Facebook fanpage or on twitter, using the hashtag #ElevateEDM
DIGITAL ISLAND :: AUG 10, 11, 12 - OAHU, HAWAII
Invisibles: End Of The World Tour - April 28th - Nextdoor
Colette: May 11 - SoHo | May 12th - Maui
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