Detroit Rave Scene, SuckerPunch,Dranged Productions and ToyMaker Music Present:
*´¨) August 11th, 2012
(¸.•´ (¸.•` Midsummer MELTDOWN 2.0 18+ $20. at the Door!
Feat: AK1200 and a 1.5 hour set! Plus SO SO MUCH MORE!
It's that time again! Last year was epic, and this year will be no
different. Be prepared for a night of INTENSE music, INTENSE sound, INTENSE lighting, and INTENSE HEAT! Over 900 people attended last years event and raged all night!
Special Stage Addition by: ToyMaker Music (from ILLY-Noize)! Bringing you a full stage of Drum & Bass, HardCore, Ragga Jungle, New Wave Alternative, Techno, Electro House, and Trance! Headlining the stage will be "Joey P" from Ann Arbor, MI !!!!! Also featuring Dj Geist™ from Rochester, NY, MrPanda™ from Chicago, IL, foi oi oi & What the Bleep™ from Columbus / Bowling Green, OH.
The longest running D&B DJ in the USA. Member of the infamous Planet of the Drums crew. Founder of Big Riddim Recordings. Dave, AK1200, has been a driving force within Drum and Bass culture in America since its inception. From his legendary mix CD's to his extensive list of high profile remixes and originaltunes, he has maintained a presence within the scene for more than 20 years.
For lack of a better term, AK is a "classically" trained DJ, mixing live for eachcrowd. Every set is unique and completely dependent on what gets the bestreaction from the floor that night.
In a time where the EDM scene has completely reinvented itself, AK1200's
explosive sets have been spreading the fever to a whole new fan base. These new fans, hungrier than ever for the absolute best in electronic music, are steadily looking not for their house, but for their home. Once they hear "the one" set that changes everything, they will have found it. AK1200 plays those sets, trust! And D&B will become your home, it always does. AK, alongside Bill Hamel, and Meaux Green have recently formed a new project titled 2against1. Under this moniker expect a constant surge of electrifying d&b tunes aimed straight for the neck, and when they hit, they gonna hurt. AK1200 and 2against1. that's two names you best get to know, cos shits about to go down. www.facebook.com/AK1200official www.facebook.com/ak1200 www.soundcloud.com/ak1200 www.twitter.com/ak1200 www.mixcloud.com/ak1200 www.souncloud.com/2against1 www.twitter.com/2_against_1 www.facebook.com/2against1 www.facebook.com/BigRiddimRecodings
Butch Clancy came on the scene in late 2009 rapidly gaining support from people with a hunger for heavy bass. With over a decade of experience producing music it's clear to see his talents aren't held to one genre. From dubstep to electro and everything in between. Butch steadily gained fans who loved his spin on electronic music and when Marquese Scott used his "Pumped up kicks remix" in a dance video on youtube things took off even more. The video went viral getting over 30 million views in less than a month. Since the videos success Butch's fan base has grown and he has gained support from Bassnectar, Ellie Goulding, Diplo and many other artists in the edm community. His music has also been featured in numerous commercials including a seinfeld promo for comedy central. Be sure to look out for Butch and check his tour dates to find out when he will be in your city. But you can him first at MELTDOWN 2.0!
With the breakbeat and dubstep scene steadily establishing itself in
Chicago, Tolgar Alpagut can be seen growing alongside it. From an
early age, Tolgar displayed a love for rhythm and anything with a
pounding bassline. Born in Chicago, Tolgar grew up in Istanbul,
Turkey, where his musical career began as a drummer in the marching
band at school. His experimentation with music continued with the
mandolin, the piano and then the guitar. The year after purchasing his
guitar, 15 year old Tolgar formed Frantic – a rock band that performed
throughout Chicago in the following four years.
Living in Chicago instilled an appreciation for house music and as
raves became more prevalent, dance music became more prominent in
Tolgar’s life. But it was not until he moved to Florida, after a stint
in New York where he got heavily involved with all aspects of hip-hop
as an MC, freestyle performer, and writer that he discovered his own
niche in electronic music: funky breaks and jump-up jungle.
Tolgar was back in Chicago practicing on turntables of his own,
spinning all forms of breaks: from funky to nu-skool, as well as
spinning drum ‘n’ bass, tech-step and jump-up jungle. Over time, as he
observed that breakbeat, dubstep, and dnb with their deep basslines
and big beats kept people constantly moving, he soon directed all of
his attention to it.
He's performed in international venues as well as all over the U.S.
from headlining shows to opening duties for artists like The Crystal
Method, Adam Freeland, Hyper, Dj Icey, 30Hz, Dylan Rhymes, Meat Katie,
Switch, Smithmonger, Monk, and Lady Waks to name a few.
“Tolgar Alpagut is one of Chicago’s rising talents. As a recess
resident at Big Wig, his breakbeat sets have floored the Chicago
nightclub community at one of the city’s hottest spots – definitely a
name to watch.” (Chris Gin – Hard Candy, Localized Chicago)
Presently he is in the process of a new EP, remix work and a full length album.
No matter the crowd or the venue, Joey P has come to get the crowd hyped. With his diverse taste in Drum and Bass, crowds have enjoyed everything from Liquid and Intelligent sets, to Jump Up, Drumstep, and ‘tear-out’ styles. Forged in the mighty furnace of Detroit’s electronic music scene, Joey P has set himself apart as one of Michigan’s premier DJs. Most fans have noticed Joey for playing hard hitting, dance floor friendly jungle, but his years of experience reading crowds and searching for that perfect blend extends his diverse musical selection into the realms of Dubstep and Hip Hop as well.
Joey P has shared the stage with many of the best Drum and Bass acts including Gridlok, Total Science, DJ Dara, Kryteria, Mark Instinct, Infiltrata (aka 12th Planet), Reso, and Sinistarr. Joey has performed at various weekly, monthly and one off events in places like Chicago, Detroit and Miami, always rocking the crowd no matter the size of the crowd or venue. Joey holds down his own weekly at Ann Arbor’s Necto Nightclub called Bassline on Mondays with fellow veteran DJ Sandoz, grooming new talent, artists and producers while bringing in world class performers. Joey P’s hard work on the decks has gained him report from veterans, newcomers and casual fans alike. If you’ve ever wondered why he has such a following, all you have to do is look at the dance floor the next time he plays.
☆★ Dj Geist™ - Drum & Bass – ToyMaker Music, Roc City :Rochester, NY:
Dj Geist has had an unshakeable commitment to drum and bass music since being hearing sets by key artists of the genre in Los Angeles during the late 90’s. During the day, Geist was finishing his first two academic degrees in philosophy and literature. At night, Geist was absorbing the futuristic music that had captivated his interest. Whether it was the Viper room on Sunset Boulevard, Konkrete Jungle Wednesdays, the infamous BarnYard Boogie events, or a rave in the Nevada desert, Geist was there to witness sets by artists such as Kemistry (RIP) and Storm, LTJ Bukem, Grooverider, and Hive.
Born in Florida and raised in Dallas, Texas, MrPanda started spinning at age 19 in his friend’s Dallas apartment and has been addicted ever since. His intense mixing style consists of Drum & Bass, Breakbeat Hardcore, Hardscape, Freeform & UK/Happy Hardcore.
☆★ foi oi & What the Bleep™ - Ragga Jungle –Electronic Enlightenment, URU, ToyMaker Music :Columbus / Bowling Green, OH:
Rooted in a friendship formed in 2004, foi oi oi and What the Bleep are tag team partners hailing from Ohio. "Ragga jungle" is the most accurate label used to describe what they play – as they are junglists that lean toward reggae-influenced styles – but they truthfully are not bound by any specific genre. Instead, their focus is on a positive bass music experience with undertones of ragga and dubwise. Their mindfulness of a dancefloor’s needs is reflected in their diverse selection of drum & bass, juke, footwork, roots dubstep, dub reggae, dancehall, and more.
As their individual musical tastes matured over the years, their duo performance evolved into something much greater than the sum of the parts. Recently they released another iteration of their widely-popular annual mixtape in honor of their Detroit Electronic Music Festival tradition. Each year they attend the festival, perform at afterparties, and spread their junglist sound as "brothers". This year’s CD release took on a new greatly-refined form, fluidly transitioning through a surprising multiplicity of sound: "Feelings for Detroit Vol. 6: Water Sound".Rooted in a friendship formed in 2004, foi oi oi and What the Bleep are tag team partners hailing from Ohio. "Ragga jungle" is the most accurate label used to describe what they play – as they are junglists that lean toward reggae-influenced styles – but they truthfully are not bound by any specific genre. Instead, their focus is on a positive bass music experience with undertones of ragga and dubwise. Their mindfulness of a dancefloor’s needs is reflected in their diverse selection of drum & bass, juke, footwork, roots dubstep, dub reggae, dancehall, and more.
As their individual musical tastes matured over the years, their duo performance evolved into something much greater than the sum of the parts. Recently they released another iteration of their widely-popular annual mixtape in honor of their Detroit Electronic Music Festival tradition. Each year they attend the festival, perform at afterparties, and spread their junglist sound as "brothers". This year’s CD release took on a new greatly-refined form, fluidly transitioning through a surprising multiplicity of sound: "Feelings for Detroit Vol. 6: Water Sound".
Utilizing his creativity, innovation, and technical mastery, Devo™ takes the art of the DJ to new levels that will rock your soul. As the founder of ToyMaker Music and Mad House, Devo™ has been a pioneer of the electronic music community with events that continue to set new standards and unite fanatics and enthusiasts from around the world. ToyMaker Music is responsible for the BarnYard Boogie events which celebrated its 10 year anniversary this year. Be ready for next years event which will bigger and better!
☆★ Miles To Go Ft Codi – New Wave Alternative - Dead Beats Records, WDBM :Detroit, MI:
☆★ Fermat's Quandary™ - Experimental Techno Live PA - ToyMaker Music :Chicago, IL:
PONTOON JOE Vs. TOMMY B - Massive Detroit / L.P. Events / Sucker Punch!
NICE LAB - NICE LAB MUSIC
DUB LEE - Dubstep GR - Full Flex - Funky House, Tech House
YOSHI - R.evolution Productions - Trance
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The Disciple: Kevin Sheridan aka The Disciple is a musician first and a DJ second and has been actively involved in writing music for the past 17 years starting with the guitar in 1994. In 1996 he acquired his first keyboard, he wrote his first rap in 1997, he attended his first rave in 1999, and started DJing in early 2000. In 2007 he broke out with his DJing and gained the attention of Nightsneak and other promoters in Detroit and soon found his way onto some of the biggest electronic music events in Detroit. Since then he has had the opportunity to play alongside such greats as Roni Size, Dieselboy, Kill The Noise, 12th Planet, Technical Itch, Umek, Wolfgang Gartner, and DJ Dan to name a few. From rapping to playing guitar, from producing to DJing, there really isn't anything that Disciple can't do in the realm of Electronic Music. He produces Dubstep, House, Drum & Bass, Moombahton, Techno, Hip Hop, Rock, and whatever else he feels like working on at that moment. He currently has several deals in the works and details will be released as soon as they become available. For samples of his original music and free downloads you can visit www.soundcloud.com/the-disciple
Two of Detroit's fiercest Bass technicians Laceration Selekta and Serax joined forces to create the mighty Cybernetik R3volt in May of 2011. With a combined 30 years of experience under their belt , they are certainly a force to be reckoned with. Their aggressive, dance floor smashing blend of chest pounding Dubstep, Drumstep, and Drum & Bass has been lighting Detroit on fire in 2011, and they are primed for a breakout year in 2012. With their two phenomenal mixes Devastator & Inferno garnering worldwide attention, and several remixes and original tracks in the works, the duo from Bass Dubauchery Entertainment is definitely one to watch. The energy of their live performance is simply astounding, given the opportunity you don't want to miss it. Individually and collectively playing along side the likes of: Excision, Datsik, Hatcha, N Type, Helicopter Showdown, Messinian, Captain Panic!, Getter, Obsidian, Ajapai, Vaski, J Rabbit, Point Blank, Borgore, Flux pavilion, Doctor P, Rusko, Mark Instinct, Trowa, Antiserum, Figure, We Bang, Reid Speed, Fs, Cyberoptics, Hulk, Dj Craze, Soundmurderer and many more; they are true veterans of the Bass music scene.
Detroit is one of the birthplaces of Electronic Music, and the influences there are outstanding. This influence rubbed off on Ekem from a young age. Picking up the guitar at the age of 11, and moving on to other instruments through his teens paved the way for his love of music, and he knew early on that was what he wanted life to be. As the years wore on Ekem was spending every summer at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, as well as at various underground and house parties. This exposure to the EDM world had planted a deep seeded desire to learn the art of tables and mixing. Soon Ekem was borrowing gear and spent his time on the tables whenever he could. What started as playing at friends on weekends eventually evolved in to monthly bookings, weekly shows, and now nightly appearances. Today you can find Ekem banging out sounds at massive events with such high profile acts as Afrobeta, Keith Mackenzie, DJ FIXX, Outrage, Dirty Talk, Vaski, Danny the Wildchild, Hatrias, Dave Clarke, Umek, Roni Size, DJ Funk, HULK, and the members of The Detroit Techno Militia. As the owner of Sucker Punch! Pro, and one of the head members of Strange Luv, he also helps to promote and organize events throughout the area.
Ekem's love of Electronic Music, his hometown, and his insatiable desire to perform, has crafted him a recognizable name within the realm of Detroit's Electronic Music scene. Along with his brother Kyle (aka. Enjoi) they have formed Sucker Punch! Productions, intent on bringing the newest and best to you, and the city of Detroit itself
Kyle Davis aka enjoi, has had a long love affair with music. It all started with listening to mo-town classics and oldies as child with his father, and evolved into playing various musical instruments throughout his school years. Kyle’s experiences as a bassist for several punk/hardcore bands with his friends gave him a desire for high energy music while his time as a Jazz bassist in school helped develop his love for soulful music. When Kyle was introduced to the electronic music scene in Detroit he knew that DJ'ing was the next step in his musical career. With his exposure to different genres of electronic music he realized he had a true passion for house music. When you see Kyle you can expect a wide array of different house genres ranging from jackin/soulful to electro/fidget house. Kyle has spun along side such great Detroit DJ's as Terrence Parker, DJ Jacq, Minx, T.Linder, and DJ Seoul. Aside from being a member of the Detroit House Collective, Kyle also helps manage SuckerPunch! Productions with his partner in crime EKEM. As a rising dj in the Detroit electronic scene enjoi is certainly someone to keep your eyes and ears on. No matter what genre of house he decides to spin you are guaranteed a high energy set that will make you dance the night away.
Hardcore 313 / Hitman Productions/Strange Luv
Besides running Detroits biggest hard sound production company, HARDCORE 313, Donald Whan is one of the Midwest top hardcore heavy hitters. His quick mixing, scratching, high energy track selection and wild stage presence will have you bouncing through his whole set! Mr. Whan has been ripping up the hardcore scene since 2005. Since then has played alongside some of the biggest names in the business and at some of Detroit's largest events. Within the past 3 years he has headlined acts in Toronto, Indiana, Chicago, Ohio, Maryland, Texas, Salt lake city, and even Canada's world electronic music festival. On another note you may recognize some of his tracks such as the hardcore remix of "Fireflies" him and Cat like thief did or his more recent "nano terrorist" along with many others.
One way or another Donald Whan will be locked and loaded and ready to blow your minds
One way or another Donald Whan will be locked and loaded and ready to blow your minds...
Danny_K home bred in the city of Detroit, MI got his first taste of the electronic dance world in 1999 at the young age of 11 and has been hooked ever since. He moved to Chicago and began mixing records and has been behind the decks ever since.
His high intensity performances with deep thick bass lines and gritty and grimy styles always pull a massive crowd, that stay jumping all night long. With a good blend of different styles and near flawless mixing of some of his favorite artist and original tracks make a perfect balance of sound, entertainment, and energy that keeps that party going all night long
Dink is making things happen representing Nighsneak Ent. Along with years and years of experience playing banging and unique sets behind the decks, Dink is also an accomplished producer with a very unique bent/glitch style within the Tech house genre. With recent releases on Beatport among others, Dink continues to produce world class Tech house and release amazing mixes recorded and mastered with the skills he has acquired over the years. If you haven't had a chance to get your hands on a promo or see him live, this event will be your chance to rock it out with a true master of electronic music.
After the second batch of pre-sales are sold out, tickets will be available at the door for $20
Lighting and visuals will be provided by Detroit Rave Scene / Detroit Laser / Burst / Full Flex GR / Gods DJ's
We are also proud to announce that we will have a food donation table provided by R.A.W.S. Please bring in some canned goods for some awesome free handouts!
R.A.W.S (Ravers Against World Starvation)
Show some P.L.U.R Detroit! Think of the others that don't and won't have the luxury of a warm home and a hot meal.
We have all been or will be down on our luck one way or another. It could be in the form of needing a place to rest for the night, a bite to eat, a ride somewhere or all of the above. The rave and club communities are one of the biggest monetary building businesses in the world. Where better to make a difference?
How can we make a difference by partying you ask? Well it is simple my friend, at participating party locations we will be collecting canned food and NON-perishable items for our local needy families. With you donating to this cause u will receive 2 free glow bracelets! You can't go wrong!
We Love you Detroit!
CJ'z Baglez Tablez is 1 man who fights the evils of one of the biggest killers at every party...HUNGER! My goal is to keep everyone fed and safe.
Have it your way! Get your bagel how you want it...FREE! (Donations Welcomed)
- Cream Cheese
...All on Deck!
To keep the community thriving and striving to fight hunger on the streets and at HOME. and only home is where the heart is. And there Isn't a bigger heart then the community we love to represent from ALL sides of the map!
7:00-8:00 Cody Lee
9:00-10:00 Dub Cobra
10:00-11:00 Cybernetik Revolt
12:00-1:00 Butch Clancy
7:30-8:30 Ferris Haddad
1:30-2:30 The Static Brothers
8:30-9:30 Tommy B Vs Pontoon Joe
10:30-11:30 The Deaken
12:30-1:30 Ken Klass
1:30-2:30 Donny Whan
9:00-10:00 Ryan Start
12:00-1:30 Tk vs. Dink
1:30 - 2:30 Frank Frizzil
Stage 5 ToyMaker Music Stage:
8:30-9:30 Fermat's Quandary
9:30-10:30 DJ RedBeard
10:30-11:30 Miles to go Feat Codi
12:30-1:30 Joey P