Fort Knox Recordings Presents: THE BIG BOOM 2013
Afrika Bambaataa and A Skillz
Pumpkin, Fort Knox Five on 4 Turntables (DJ Set), Nappy Riddem (DJ Set), Proxxy & Lantern
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is 18 and over
Known as the pioneer of hip hop and electro funk, Afrika Bambaataa represents decades of talent and creativity; from being the leader of the New York street gang Black Spades to creating the global, ground-breaking Universal Zulu Nation in the 70s and spreading the hip hop culture as the Grandfather of hip hop.
Pumpkin is not like other DJs. He isn't bound by genre, tempo or playing the latest and hottest tracks. Instead, he finds a familiar thread in songs from multiple genres, styles, and eras, and weaves them into a sound that is all his own.
After starting his first band in 5th grade, and playing on the Sunset strip before he was old enough to drive, it wasn't until 2004 that he discovered house music and began the process of transitioning from musician to DJ. In 2006 he was asked to join the LA based DJ and underground event crew Pocket Underground, and since then has become a mainstay at some of the largest, most innovative festivals in the country, including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Art Outside & EDC.
Pumpkin's quirky remixes of familiar classics create a sense of dance floor sentimentality that crowds revel in. From Peter Gabriel to The Muppets, Blind Melon to folk songstress Tina Dico, Pumpkin digs deep when selecting a song to remix and reinterpret.
Equally at home in a dark warehouse, a packed nightclub, or sunrise at an outdoor festival, Pumpkin is a master at reading the crowd and adjusting his unique selection to turn any dance floor into a big ol' puddle of lovesauce.
Proxxy & Lantern
They will be playing their 10th Ultra Music Festival this year and along with running their Essential Breaks parties in DC and holding other residencies at various parties, they are a staple in local favorites in the DC area, as well as the east coast. They have played in such cities as New York NY, Chicago IL, St Louis MO, Seattle WA, Nashville TN, Pittsburgh PA, Philadelphia PA, Baltimore MD, Richmond VA, Charlotte NC, Dallas TX, Ft Lauderdale FL, Miami FL, London England and many more to come. Much like Electric Ave they always bring an old-school vibe w/ keeping the dance-floor current through a diverse track selection. Be sure not to miss these breakbeat legends!