TRAP CITY PRESENTS
UltraViolet, Napsty, Thizz Markie, Le Swndle, Teleport
San Francisco, CA, 94103
9:00 PM (event ends at 4:00 AM)
"Making music is about having an impact," exclaims DJ Carnage.
It's easy to feel the impact on every track the Los Angeles-based artist produces or remixes. With a versatile mindset and deft approach, he siphons electro, hip hop, pop, and trap into an intoxicating brew unlike anything out there. It's dirty, defiant, and diverse.
Carnage embraced music at a very young age. Before moving to the suburbs of Maryland, he grew up in Nicaragua and Guatemala. It gave him an international consciousness and perspective at a young age that would pervade his art. In order to get through long car rides with his mom, he'd make mix CDs of everything from Kanye West to Michael Jackson, and they'd listen to them together. It was with mom's encouragement that he began actually building his own tracks.
He recalls, "It's funny because one day my mom was like, 'Why don't you make your own beats?' I'd never thought of it before, so she bought me Fruity Loops. From there, I just got hooked."
He carved out a sizable local following in Maryland, slinging independent mixtapes and solidifying an online presence. Niles from The Cataracs actually stumbled upon his MySpace page and immediately became a fan. Their correspondence turned into a creative partnership and led to Carnage's signing with Indie Pop.
One of his first projects under that banner was a tripped-out and captivating remix of Yuna's "Live Your Life". Soon, Tiësto began spinning the cut on his popular Club Life podcast, while Paul Oakenfold inserted it into regular rotation on his radio show, Planet Perfecto. Carnage began turning heads. His "Festival Trap" remix of Hardwell's "Spaceman" soon exceeded 100k plays on Soundcloud, and he teamed up with Theophilus London and ASAP Rocky for the 2012 single, "Big Spender", and he co-produced The Cataracs "All You", featuring Waka Flocka Flame and Kaskade.
Everything simply laid the groundwork for the release of his proper debut, "Bang", on Fool's Gold though. It's an incendiary instrumental with a big hip hop bounce and a dubstep drop at just the right moment. "It's really massive," he enthuses. "It's a rap record with a huge drop. You never hear that kind of climax in hip hop or trap records. It's the perfect introduction to who I am because it touches on so many genres."
The single's B-side is a grimy and guttural gem that sees him collaborate with 15-year-old Chicago underground rap sensation, Katie Got Bandz. It's bound to get the internet going crazy.
There's nothing quite like seeing Carnage live though. Every show explodes based off his hyperkinetic energy and formidable presence. He's rocked stages at Nocturnal Wonderland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella, and more as well as performing alongside Borgore, A-Trak, The Cataracs, and countless others.
"I'm a big black guy who loves to rage," he chuckles. "I'm not what you expect. I feed off the crowd and go for it."
That's why Carnage's impact will be felt for a long time to come.
UltraViolet is the dj name San Francisco native Eva Lee.
Co-founder of the well known Trap City San Francisco which
currently holds its place of one of the largest monthly dance music events on the west coast.
As an influential club Trap City has hosted such artists as Heroes x Villains, Baauer, gLAdiator, UZ, Valentino Khan, TWRK, Trap-A-holics and more. Trap City has strived to feature the newest and best elements of dance culture from around the globe to world class city San Francisco.
With a rich history in the bay area music scene which has spanned from drum & bass, hip hop and dub step culture UltraViolet has been a long time staple of the SF bass music community.
Aside from hosting one of the hottest parties ever she also bolsters a strong dj career having recently opened for acts like Kool Keith, E-40, Driicky Graham, Iggy Azalea and Riff Raff. She is currently named the SF'Bay Guardian's Readers Choice BEST DJ OF 2013 & 2014.
DJ Napsty has been been an instrumental part of the bass music scene in the Bay Area for some time now. Rooted in Hip Hop and matured in the many styles of contemporary bass music, Napsty has become a staple in San Francisco nightlife and beyond. A DJ, Promoter and Producer you can expect quality and freshness wherever he is involved.
Trunk candy supplier. Lazer blap addict.
Host of San Francisco's first and longest running glitch hop and future bass radio show. Veteran party wrecker.
Steady faded at the rap rave.
Recent bookings with: Trap-a-holics, Baauer, gLAdiator, HeRobust, EPROM, ill Gates, UFO!, Freddy Todd, Love & Light, Stylust Beats, #etc #yadada