Steez Promo Presents
MEGA DC feat. Snails with Ghastly, Protohype & Botnek
2135 Queens Chapel Road NE
Washington, DC, 20018
This event is 18 and over
Snails is a Montreal-based producer and DJ who pushes a forward-thinking brand of dance music combining trap rhythms, dirty bass lines and off-kilter sound design. His first tracks appeared online in 2012 on Kannibalen Records. Since then he has amassed a burgeoning fanbase of snail-heads and bass- lovers. Recent releases like "Dirty Raxxx", "RBBR" and "SLUGZ" blend hypnotic melodies, huge drops and mind-bending sample manipulation into a tight, dance- floor friendly package. Snails' latest track "Wild", co-produced with Antiserum and released on Skrillex's Owsla Records, was one of the standout tracks at the 2014 edition of Ultra Music Festival. Having recently signed with Circle Talent, Snails looks primed to bring his unique take on dance music to the mainstream.
Growing up on a goat farm in Arizona might not be considered the typical American upbringing for the next big DJ and producer, but then again Ghastly isn't just your typical American artist. Many have described him as a partially insane young man with a dark sense of humor. Politely abominable and casually destructive, he wields the catch phrase "born to die" as a mantra to his chaotic lifestyle. His sets have been heralded as "Energetic and eclectic live performances which are sometimes followed by odd speeches about the abnormalities of life, regretful sexual encounters, and well cooked food." With such a diverse personality and rapport for his fans, it's clear that Ghastly has one thing on his mind, and that's to change the world.
After entering the music scene and practicing his talents with touring metal bands such as The Irish Front, David Lee Crow finally found his calling with dance music and it inspired him to pack up and head to Venice Beach, California to live out of his van with no contacts or connections in a chosen gesture to truly start from the bottom and pursue a new career in electronic production. It didn't take long for him to find his place in the scene, as Ghastly quickly claimed himself a position as Bassrush Resident DJ at Exchange LA, and has also secured a number of releases on chart-topping labels such as OWSLA, Buygore, and Dim Mak to name a few.
Ghastly's approachable yet hard-hitting style ushers a forward-thinking dynamic that is not often seen in today's saturated scene, and his solo productions and collaborations present an unequivocal level of determination and finesse. Uniquely blending house, trap, and dubstep into a pot-pourri of bass, the young producer definitively pushes the boundaries of the entire EDM scene today, and a handful of the industry's finest have recognized his potential including Skrillex, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Tchami, DJ Snake, Datsik, Borgore, Zomboy, and Zeds Dead. With slew of mentally-stimulating originals and physically-altering collaborations under his belt, such as his original "Miami Connection" with Jauz and single "Crank It" with Mija & Lil Jon, it's safe to say that Ghastly is on a mission to redefine dance music for all.
Max Hype is Protohype. Originating in the hip hop world, 23 year old Protohype's fusion with bass music has created a new genre, Dub Hop. Combining the gritty low end of dubstep with trunk rattling hip hop drums, a sound is born like nothing else. His progressive sound has lead him to new heights in both the bass music community and the hip hop world. His massive collection of free music floating through the interweb has gained him respect not only from other DJ's, but from fans across the country.
Botnek are a DJ/production duo from Montreal, Canada.
Their unique style and productions take influence from electro house, rave and techno.
Already the duo have had the support of names like Avicii, Tiësto, Hardwell, David Guetta, Afrojack, Skrillex, Paul Oakenfold, Steve Aoki, Paul Van Dyk, A-Trak, Porter Robinson, Zedd, Madeon, Pete Tong, The Crystal Method, Crookers, Chuckie, Tommie Trash, Sidney Samson, Zed's Dead, Jack Beats, John Dahlback, Congorock & Tommie Sunshine
The duo have completed remixes for Mat Zo & Porter Robinson, Steve Aoki, Tommie Sunshine, Tocadisco, Felix Cartal, AutoErotique, Jack Beats, Crookers, Buraka Som Sistema & AC Slater.
They won a remix competition for Dim Mak Records, for Felix Cartal's single "Skeleton".
Their first EP "Plonk" was released on May 9, 2011 on Discobelle Records.
In late 2011 and early 2012, Botnek toured throughout Canada, the UK and Europe, playing alongside Jack Beats, Zinc, Benga, Buraka Som Sistema, A1 Bassline, SebastiAn, Style of Eye, Jaymo+Andy George(BBC Radio 1) along with several headlining dates on the tour.
Botnek's second EP "Sriracha & Beer" was released Nov 20, 2012 on Dim Mak Records.
Botnek's follow up single "Through the Night" was released July 2, 2013 on Dim Mak Records.