New Year's Eve: Built By MeanRed, Onra
Nick Catchdubs, Samo Sound Boy, Nick Hook
50 N. 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
New Year's Eve: Built By MeanRed
Onra (Arnaud Bernard) is a music producer from Paris, France. Mostly from a Hip-Hop background, his inspirations vary from genres such as Soul, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Boogie, Modern Soul, RnB, Dub, World, Prog Rock, to name a few.
He first appeared on the collab-album Tribute in 2006 with French producer and friend, Quetzal, a Hip-Hop tribute to Soul music which was played several times by Gilles Peterson, Benji B and received critical praise on Okayplayer.com.
At the same time, he started collaborating with Byron The Aquarius, an American keyboard player from Alabama. Together they released an album under the name of The Big Payback in 2007, on japanese label Circulations. A project full of different influences such as futuristic hip-hop, nu-soul and broken beat. They also appeared on highly praised compilations such as Beat Dimensions and New Worlds.
In 2006, year of his first trip to Vietnam, the land of his grand-parents, he managed to bring back some Chinese and Vietnamese vinyls out of which he created a hip-hop instrumental album called Chinoiseries. The stand-out track The Anthem has been included on various compilations, and also covered for TV ads.
He has been selected to attend the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in 2008, and played at the Sonar Festival the next summer.
His project called 1.0.8, made out of Bollywood samples, has got the Internet buzzing over once again in 2009, and had been elected as album of the week by many different shops across Europe.
“When it comes to DJing, Nick Catchdubs is a regular Mr Do-It-All” – XXL Magazine
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Nick Catchdubs has been dropping his signature club sets (hip hop, electro, rock and more, with an emphasis on new music and original remixes) around the globe for the past seven years. It’s not a kitchen sink approach to DJing, just lots of different music mixed well, rocking any kind of party you could think of.
Equally at home headlining a sweaty glowstick rave or hyping up a packed rap showcase, Nick has shared stages with the likes of Ghostface, Clipse, MIA, Rihanna and Sean Paul, performed at Lollapalooza, Electric Daisy Carnival, and the SXSW, WMC and CMJ festivals, and played countless solo shows (praised by Nylon as “guaranteed to get people dancing”) throughout the US, Canada and overseas.
Nick’s expertly composed mixtapes (including Wale’s award winning Mixtape About Nothing, the alternative rock Radio Friendly Unit Shifter series for cult clothing brand Mishka, and the Mark Ronson collaboration Radio Radio) have the Chicago Reader calling him “tastemaking royalty who can break an act single-handedly.” On the production side, his remixes and re-edits are favorites of blogs and fellow club DJs alike, getting play everywhere from college radio to commercial stations like Power 106 in Los Angeles.
As co-founder of the beloved Fool’s Gold record label with A-Trak (named an “indie innovator” by Billboard), Nick has helped launch the careers of artists like Kid Sister and Kid Cudi while curating steady releases of only the best in hand-picked new music. He was featured with the Fool’s Gold family in Bushmills’ “Since Way Back” ad campaign on giant billboards, wall posters and subway ads throughout the NYC metro area.
Before starting the label, Nick also served as associate editor at The FADER Magazine, holding down the mag’s radio show “The Let Out” on East Village Radio while writing features and cover stories on everyone from Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg to Jenny Lewis, Soca star Machel Montano and the Chicago juke scene.
Samo Sound Boy
Samo Sound Boy is a Los Angeles-based producer and DJ whose powerful live sets and original productions have brought him to the forefront of today's forward-minded club scene. Having earned his chops DJing at Fugees 99, a Nigerian-owned dancehall in the south end of Buenos Aires, Samo compounded influences picked up there with a love of crunk, club, and Chicago house. The result remains a uniquely rugged but soulful sound of his own. In addition to having released an array of highly acclaimed remixes and original material, Samo started his own label, Body High, with Jerome Potter in 2011. Furthermore, the two partnered together to produce a side project under the name DJ Dodger Stadium. Moving full speed ahead as a producer, DJ, and label head, Samo is only getting started spreading his club aesthetic that Chicago journalist Dave Quam described as: "Weird, banging, and beautiful. Like a shortwave radio recording of all the best stations at once."
Heavily responsible for the grimy techno-soul of NYC’s Cubic Zirconia and the greasy bass of Drop The Lime’s live show, DJ and producer Nick Hook has been “twisting knobs” (self-description) for a minute now. He is no stranger to the dark underbelly of the late-night clubs, having played in some of the finest temples of boom the world over. His unique strain of acid-fried basslines and vintage drum machines have kept him in demand amongst a smorgasbord of musicians, including Men Women & Children and Head Automatica and he is currently working with El-P of Company Flow,L-Vis 1990 of Night Slugs and is the engineer behind everyone’s favorite Azaelia Banks EP. He also has red hair, which is a plus in our books. Look for is upcoming solo EP with Scion dropping in October!
$35.00 - $100.00
Its been an incredible year full of food trucks and dance music festivals… and that means…Heavy boozing, suggestive dancing, and making out with strangers. All going down, homegrown in Brooklyn. We are excited to present, your New Year’s Eve :: Built By MeanRed We are inviting you, our MeanRed family, to the perfect spot for such epic festivities. We’ll be bringing DJs from home and across the pond to make you shake your inebriated bodies into the new year, Nick Catchdubs, Samo Sound Boy and very special guest from Paris, Onra . There will be a free champagne toast and hour open bar from 9-10p. We’re also doing it at Villain, Brooklyn’s best warehouse-turned-club to provide you with the kind of New Year’s Eve that only MeanRed could. grab your ticket before they're gone, just like 2012.
50 N. 3rd St
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