INPUT | DJ Craze, DJ SABO, Gents & Jawns, Que Bajo

3 Time World DMC Battle Champion, DJ Craze makes his Indianapolis debut. Craze will amaze you with his technical skills all while dropping Trap, Drum n Bass and Hip Hop beats.

Local support from The Dub Knight and Buck Rodgers

As an added bonus we will have a 4 way Dj battle between local legends, DJ Topspeed, Limelight, Action Jackson, and Red Bull 3style champ, Buck Rodgers.

These 4 will be competing for a cash prize of $500. Judges will be DJ Craze and 2 local celebrity judges. Crowd response will also play a small role in the voting.

Mention the name Sabo to anyone familiar with the tropical end of EDM and the response will be unanimous: deep, unquestioning respect, tinged with a healthy measure of awe. For the past 15 years, the globetrotting DJ and producer, now based in Los Angeles after moving from his native New York, has set the benchmark for his peers, thanks to his unmistakable signature style: ‘Funky music to make you feel good’, as he describes it - an irresistible, resonant, Balearic fusion that draws upon house, tropical bass, latin, Brazilian, afrobeat, disco, reggae, cumbia, dub, Miami bass, hip hop, funk and soul. In a glowsticks era when the word ‘uplifting’ has lost much of its meaning, Sabo’s productions, many released via his own Sol*Selectas label, are every bit uplifting as they are finely crafted and timeless. It’s led him to performing alongside the likes of Sting, Erykah Badu, Chromeo, Brazilian Girls, and Aloe Blacc, while publications such as Rolling Stone, Spin, Mixmag and The Fader, through to tastemaker sites like XLR8R, Generation Bass and Highsnobiety have all queued up to acknowledge his talents.

It has also led him to become a pivotal part of the fast-growing moombahton scene, with the sound’s creator, Dave Nada, openly crediting Sabo’s experiments with traditional latin cumbia and modern beats for Bersa Discos as a key influence on his Dutch house-reggaeton derived sound. Not only was he a major factor in its inception, Sabo remains one of the biggest influences on its ascent. He’s responsible behind many of the genre’s key tracks, he’s a driving force behind the already legendary Moombahton Massive parties at Washington DC’s U Street Music Hall and LA’s Vibrate monthly, and as the compiler of the seminal Moombahton Massive EPs, has set the tone for a legion of producers.

Sabo’s achievements don’t even stop there: in 2006 he was named in URB’s Next 100, while he has since become a staple on the New York gallery circuit, performing at the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim and the Natural History Museum. High-profile clients such as Puma, Gucci, The Huffington Post and Bloomingdales have also sought Sabo’s brand of high-end beats, while influential record labels such as Diplo’s Mad Decent and MAN Recordings out of Berlin have commissioned him to remix their artists. He’s also had great success as a recording artist for a number of other respected labels, including his own, Sol*Selectas, Nickodemus’ Wonderwheel Recordings, nu-cumbia label Bersa Discos and on Irma Records with partner Zeb. In that time he’s remixed and collaborated with such artists as Dennis Ferrer, Gregor Salto, Nadastrom, Amadou & Miriam, Balkan Beat Box and Nickodemus.

As a DJ his career has included residencies at Turntables on the Hudson, Cielo, Submercer, and Bembe, a two-year stint hosting a monthly Global Beats radio show on New York’s 91.5 FM, and a long-term spell managing NYC’s legendary record store, Turntable Lab. Add all this up and you begin to see why Sabo is held in awe by everyone who’s heard him in action.

Gent & Jawns

After developing respectable solo careers as DJs and producers, long-time friends Billy the Gent and Long Jawns officially banded together as Gent & Jawns becoming an unstoppable force in the world of club music. The release of their now classic Moombahton anthem "Vibrate" catapulted them to the top of everyone's list of producers to work with and landed them remixes for Datsik, Bare, and Muffler, as well as collaborations with Nadastrom, Torro Torro and JWLS.

In early 2012 they worked with mega-producer Diplo on his Express Yourself EP, which topped the iTunes charts as the number one electronic album. They followed up with an absolutely stunning remix of the title track "Express Yourself," which saw repeated plays by many of the top DJs in the world. Shortly after, they released "Holler," their first official EP on Mad Decent's Jeffrees label. Jeffrees went on to earn the iTunes Label of the Year honors. The duo ended the year proper when they released "TURNUP", a party-inducing track that's being called the biggest trap song of 2012. In two weeks the track saw 80,000 plays and held position as the top electronic song on SoundCloud.

While known for their world-class production, Gent & Jawns' secret weapon is their ability to perform live. Long Jawns is a legend in his hometown of Richmond, VA, where he is widely known for throwing the biggest and best parties the city has seen in years. Billy The Gent began DJing with support from his friend Dave Nada (Nadastrom, creator of Moombahton) in Washington, DC and quickly became a staple at the famous U-Street Music Hall. Together, Gent & Jawns have gone on to share the stage with top notch acts like Diplo, Dillon Francis, Nadastrom, Caspa, Craze, Die Antwoord, and more.

The NYC tropical dance party Que Bajo has been influential in changing the sound of NYC nightlife. Now in its 5th year, Que Bajo was one of the original homes for what is now known as Global Bass, mixing the folkloric music of Latin America and Africa with modern electronica.

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INPUT | DJ Craze, DJ SABO, Gents & Jawns, Que Bajo

Thursday, May 16 · Doors 10:00 PM at Output