Egyptrixx (DJ Set/Night Slugs)
With the tons of hyped up (but utterly mediocre) dance music that comes out these days, it's pretty hard to stand apart from the herd; not the case with Toronto's Egyptrixx. In just over one year, his distinct sonic aesthetic has become an acclaimed presence in underground music, garnering praise from heavyweight DJ's, including Sinden, Mary Ann Hobbs and Drop the Lime, and influential publications such as Fader, Xlr8r and The Wire magazine. All of his recent records have also seen regular radio play on BBC Radio 1 and Kiss FM among others. His unique and energetic live sets are in-demand, with headlining gigs banked all over Europe and North America and a busy touring schedule in upcoming months. He makes celestial club music; jeep music for a Saturn desert. There is an exhilarating right-but-wrong tension that all of Egyptrixx' tracks share - a shifting balance between melodic and dissonant, rapturous and antisocial. His releases continue to challenge the status quo and impress with a unique style informed by elements of techno, house, dubstep and pop music. With critically acclaimed releases already out on Night Slugs and Ramp Recordings, and his forthcoming debut LP slated for an early 2011 release, the future looks bright for Egyptrixx.
During a nomadic childhood, Evan Michael experienced an array of music scenes across the nation that inspired his earliest music efforts. A summer abroad in Madrid, however, served as a catalyst for Evan's foray into club culture and electronic music.
After joining Boston's DJ circuit, Evan went on to settle in Brooklyn, where a rich and diverse underground community helped fuel his passion for creating original productions. As a promoter, nightlife curator of Cameo (one of the borough's beloved nightclubs) and editor of Brooklyn Bass, Evan is adept not only at understanding the music industry but also at constructing a proper dance floor gathering, as evidenced in his own sets and original productions.
Inspired by the sounds of retro disco, classic house and funk labels like Tabu, Dance Mania and Prelude, Evan is continuously driven to incorporate small elements of the past and molding them into new and interesting ways in his own work.
Co-creator/editor of Brooklyn Bass: You've probably seen this six-foot tall taco-loving Aquarius at the monthly Cameo party he hosts with co-editors Judge Wise and Evan Michael, opening for artists like Juan Atkins, Machinedrum, Sepalcure, Juan Maclean, Slow Hands, Madteo or Anthony Naples. Expect a timeless techno/house/garage smashup that is sure to get feet stomping.
Judge Wise (Brooklyn Bass)
Judge Wise is also an editor of Brooklyn Bass and resident of their monthly Cameo Gallery parties. An avid tinkerer and sound design lover, he plays host to teaching at Dubspot in manhattan as well. Whether it’s playing tracks from favorites like I:Cube or Pittsburgh Track Authority, Judge Wise is consistent in mixing sets of Deep House and Garage as well as the occasional Disco tune.