Jason Hann and Michael Travis (percussionist and drummer from the band The String Cheese Incident) make up this 100% improvised live Breakbeat/ House/ Drum n Bass/ Trip Hop project. Drawing from the ethos of some of the great DJ's and computer artists of the world, they use cutting edge technology to create truly original and melodic dance music in the moment, with the undeniable power of live drums. The music is all created on the spot, recorded, then mixed and remixed LIVE to create an ever evolving musical experience. Since the project is 100% improvised, every night promises to be a unique dance experience. Hann and Travis play different roles in this band than in SCI. Jason plays the drum kit, percussion and sampler, while Travis is in charge of the tonal elements, playing bass, guitar, keyboards, as well as hand percussion and live mixing.
Sub Swara hails from Brooklyn, New York and plays music with a genre-bending bass weight that parallels the depth and diversity of its hometown. Consisting of Dhruva, Dave (Sharmaji) and Haj, with vocalist Juakali, Sub Swara’s music centers on a wide array of influences, from dub to dancehall to hip hop to punk rock to funk and global sounds. Meticulously crafted for both the dancefloor massive and the headspace, Sub Swara’s music unites tribes by bridging gaps across all lines. The crew blends both electronic production and live instrumentation into its recordings and performances, creating an intense, human touch in its modern, electronic sound.
Sub Swara’s debut album, Coup d’Yah (Low Motion Records), dropped in June of 2008 to wide critical and popular appeal (See the Press page for more), and was followed by multiple volumes of remixes by such next level producers as Ghislain Poirier, Fort Knox 5, Mochipet, Eskmo, Heyoka, iLL.Gates, DJ C, Kush Arora, David Starfire and more.
Tucci has been dedicated to music for as long as he can remember. From making countless alternative mixtapes at age 10 to hosting a late night college radio show from 2003-2005, he has always had an ear for interesting, memorable music. One night in Manhattan years ago, Tucci accidentally eavesdropped on a serious DJ in a nearby club and interest immediately sparked in the direction of house and techno. Listening became producing which became DJing and now Tucci plays to packed clubs practically every weekend. Recently, Tucci has appeared alongside outrageous talent including: techno luminaries Stacey Pullen and John Acquaviva, Chicago tech house mainstays Orchard Lounge, Dr. Fameus (Allen Aucoin of the Disco Biscuits), Dubstep soldier Joe Nice (Dubwar NYC), NYC Residents Sleepy and Boo (Basic NYC) and the Philadelphia electronic rock of Brothers Past and MJ Project. Tucci enjoys production and remixing but puts his focus on finding and exposing the most powerful, tasteful and spirited dance music in the world by way of mixing tracks using Ableton Live. The last two years have seen Tucci picking up steam by the weekend. The interest and excitement generated by his recent sets in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Burlington, VT suggest a deep future.