LOLLA AFTER: NERO (DJ SET) - DIE ANTWOORD - ANAMANAGUCHI
2135 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647
Doors 9:15PM / Show 9:15PM (event ends at 2:00 am)
This event is 18 and over
NERO have become a big name in both the Drum and Bass and Dubstep scenes, often fusing both styles of music in their DJ sets. They started with DnB, joining DJ SS's Formation Records in the Summer of 2004. Since then Dan and Joe's tracks have caused quite a stir, gaining huge support from DJs like Andy C, Grooverider and Friction, as well as radio airplay from Zane Lowe, Jo Whiley, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Steve Lamacq and Fabio & Grooverider, to name just a few.
In June 2006 Nero released their acclaimed EP, "Requiem EP" on Formation Records. The EP featured 4 top tracks, Requiem, Bitch I'm Gone, Autopsy and Bad For the Brain. High Contrast included Bitch I'm Gone in his mix for the legendary Fabric Live series, Fabric Live 25.
2009 saw Nero's first release on iconic label Breakbeat Kaos. The killer track 'Act Like You Know', backed with Sound in Motion and a dubstep edit of the title track, has been hitting dancefloors across the world for the last year and was picked up by Fresh and Adam F.
Onto Dubstep.... Nero's debut dubstep release, 'This Way', became one of the biggest dubstep tunes of 2008 and is still selling big units across the world. Since then, Nero's consistent releases have made them one of the most talked about acts in dubstep. Their remix of the Streets' tune 'Blinded by the Lights' was a massive radio hit as well as a dancefloor smasher played by DJ's from Chase and Status and Skream to Tiesto and Diplo. More recently Nero have remixed La Roux and Deadmau5 to devastating effect.
The boy's DJing career has also taken off this year, October saw an intensive gigging schedule which included supporting Deadmau5, Chase & Status and Zane Lowe on their UK tours.
They recently won the 2010 Beatport awards for best Dubstep Act and Best Dubstep Track for "Act Like You Know".
Nero are currently working on their debut album signed exclusively to Chase & Status' label MTA ... watch this space!
Die Antwoord was created as a group in 2009, consisting of performers Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, and DJ Hi-Tek. Their debut album $O$ was made available as a free download on the website. In 2009 South African cinematographer Rob Malpage (along with co-director Ninja) shot the video for their single "Enter the Ninja. The video became a great phenomenon on the internet nine months later, delivering millions of hits to the Die Antwoord interwebsite.
Ninja (created once under the name of Watkin Tudor Jones) is an enigma in South Africas' underground Hip-Hop and Electronic music scene since 1998. This talented and patient icon with a body full of artistic tattoos nowadays performs as the lead rapper of Die Antwoord. He's a perfectionist if it comes to music, arts and business. A hard working ninja with a goal. He claims to be the mix of many cultures and people fucked into 1 person...Let's say we can totally agree with that...(photos here)
Yo-landi Vi$$er is the female vocal of Die Antwoord. Not exactly the girl nextdoor, Yo-landi is different in every single way. With a haircut and a voice sharper than Ninjas' sword, she makes the crowd go insane in da zefbrain each time she climbs up the stage. The elfin-like star is just friends with Ninja (and mother of their child) who acts to be crazy about futuristic sex, her group of rats and making lots and lots of money. Who's not these days Bokkie? (photos)
Lots of strange rumors about the person(s) behind Dj Hi-tek? No more zefmysteries. The highly talented beatmonster at the frontpage and in this video is the real Dj Hi-tek of Die Antwoord. Maxnormals' incredibly well-built powerhouse Justin de Nobrega takes his place when Dj hi-tek is sick of media attention or flights. So, should we keep the never-ending fairytale alive that the producer is missing again? Again? Yes. He was here just 2 minutes ago! No, he's gone indeed bru. Fok. It's a pity i know. Will he be back? He might, relax and listen to your inner zef now my blaar...
Anamanaguchi is a chiptune punk band from New York City that "makes loud, fast music with a hacked NES from 1985." The band has four members: lead songwriter Peter Berkman, bassist James DeVito, guitarist Ary Warnaar and drummer Luke Silas. Akin to other chiptune artists, Anamanaguchi creates music using synthesizers, albeit unconventional ones: namely a hacked NES and Game Boy. However, unlike most chiptune bands, Anamanaguchi employs live electric guitar, bass and drums on top of said synthesized music to create a fusion of digital and traditional sounds. From a technical standpoint, their music resembles that of video games from the mid to late 1980s; however, Berkman states that video games are not the band's only inspiration, as their songwriting is also driven by "simple pop stuff, like Weezer and the Beach Boys."
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