Minnesota

When you see Christian Bauhofer after the sun goes down, you will find the smiling DJ/producer assuming his party crushing alter-ego, Minnesota. The Santa Cruz local has recently been working on his new EP Altered States, which is set for release in late October, and features collaborations with Grizzly J and Zion I. This EP is more dance-floor oriented than his previous work, embracing higher energy and a more bass driven sound, while still maintaining melodicism. Staying true to his own sound is far more important to Minnesota than just playing banging dubstep, keeping his fans coming back for more.

Minnesota's tracks are influenced by artists including MiMOSA and Modeselektor. Some of his personal favorites such as Bassnectar and PANTyRAID have also been playing his tracks in their sets. "Quickly becoming a staple in my sets," commented Bassnectar when discusing the track "Push It." "Perfect for when I need a track that is epic and churning but also melodically hyped."

It is not only other artists who have gained an appreciation for Minnesota's sound. After a young man's hearing was restored and he was able to listen to music for the first time in his life, he chose Minnesota's remix of Shotgun Radio's "A Bad Place" as one of the top 5 songs he'd heard, next to artists such as Mozart, Il Postino and Sigur Ros.

Minnesota's first EP, Panda Snatching Tycoon, was released on Tycho Records in January of 2011 to critical acclaim. His second release, Ancient Machines, on Mal Label was number nine on the Addictech best seller's list for the year, and every track charted on the Beatport glitch hop charts. Recently, his remix of "California Dreamin'" resurfaced and topped the Hype Machine at#1. Minnesota also collaborated with MartyParty in 2011 on a free EP called Ultraviolet Halo.

Minnesota's upcoming Altered States Tour sees him hitting many cities across the US, joined on many dates by Zion I. Zion I are a hip-hop duo from Oakland, California, consisting of producer DJ AmpLive and MC Zumbi. The group is known for Amp's futuristic production techniques, using a mix of live instrumentation and samples, and Zumbi's positive and socially conscious lyrics. Minnesota's live performance sees him providing the best possible experience by paying close attention to the crowd and putting time and effort in preparing his set.

Unlimited Gravity

Unlimited Gravity (Ronnie Weberg) is a multi-talented life-long musician originating from the heart of the contemporary electronic music scene, Denver, Colorado. The Unlimited Gravity sound is best described as an ingenious alchemical hybrid, combining the chaotic energy of crunchy crunk beats with the calculated precision and intensity of a classically trained composer. Setting himself apart from the masses, Ronnie has the unique ability to masterfully create the most marvelous dichotomy of sound within each track. Two dynamically oppositional forces are pitted against each other in a musical battle royale; the result is always a titanic struggle of epic proportions from which only Unlimited Gravity could possibly emerge victorious.
Performing live using completely original productions, Ronnie tramples genre boundaries with an energy that is utterly impossible to replicate. Unlimited Gravity adheres to no laws; he defies physics with his musical feats and is helping to usher in a new era of musicality, creativity and originality in electronic music. As Vice President of the Mile High Sound Movement, one of the most influential artist collective groups from Denver, Unlimited Gravity is changing the face of electronic and bass music industry forever.
Ronnie and the President of The Mile High Sound Movement, Jay Jaramillo (Project Aspect) also have a collaborative project titled "Unlimited Aspect". Unlimited Aspect is an absolutely one of a kind performance, combining the explosive energy of two of Colorado's most talented artists to form a synthesis of face-melting siren-synths and earth-shaking bass-lines, Project Aspect and Unlimited Gravity are unreservedly the best at what they do.

FiLiBuStA

Filibusta (Troy Probst) is an emerging artist from the tiny town of Fillmore, IL. When he grew bored of tipping cows and wrecking tractors, he taught himself to play guitar. Since then, his fingers have buzzed with life. He uses an MPD drum pad to trigger drum, bass, synth, and vocal samples live. Thus, Filibusta's work vibes as a real-life, in-your-face experience -- creative, original, and just for you.

Filibusta has been producing and mixing music since 2007, sharing the stage with The Glitch Mob, MartyParty, R/D, ChrisB, Trill Murray, jOBOT, Spankalicious, Prophet Massive, Break Science, ill-esha, Signal Path, and Phaded in recent years. His remixes include tracks by The Glitch Mob, Skillrex, and Nit Grit just to name a few. In spring 2012, he placed a mighty 3rd in the Untz Challenge III. Filibusta's grand scheme in life is to restore the progressive and melodic elements of glitch and dubstep. With nearly 200,000 plays on Souncloud, Filibusta is an artist you'll want to keep your ears open to!

http://www.soundcloud.com/filibusta

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Minnesota with Unlimited Gravity, FiLiBuStA

Friday, May 3 · Doors 8:59 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Vault Nightclub - Sioux Falls