Friends of Tanner Seebaum Present
Dreams ft. Downlink, Reid Speed, DJ Seebaum, Ishe, Fury & Dirt Monkey
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 16 and over
Downlink has been punishing dancefloors all over the planet with his heavy brand of dubstep. With roots in Jungle & DnB, he is no stranger to the vile side of subsonic dance music. Growing up in a cold industrial town in British Columbia, Canada, he was first introduced to dubstep in 2007 and soon after took to production. While maintaining an appreciation for the sparse and laid-back vibes of the old school, Downlink set out to explore a more frantic, adrenaline fuelled style, influenced by everything from heavy metal to astrophysics. His first two releases charted at #1 on several popular online music stores and soon he found his way onto Rottun Recordings which seemed a suiting place for his music. With the release of his "Ignition EP" he has gained DJ support from the likes of Excision, Datsik, Rusko, Stenchman, Borgore, DZ, 16 Bit, Dieselboy, Evol Intent, Crookers and many more. Downlink is not one to be pigeon-holed and is constantly on a quest to evolve and refine his sound. With this in mind, one thing will always remain constant - a pure unadulterated heavy listening experience…
Reid Speed has been a dancefloor destroyer for over a decade and is recognized worldwide as a pioneer of the multi-genre bass music movement. From her start at legendary NYC drum & bass store/label Breakbeat Science to founding her own labels Play Me Records and Play Me Too, she has remained a fan favorite DJ, a chart topping producer, and has been an instrumental pioneer of the North American Bass Music sound. With her keen ear, Play Me has become a launchpad for more hot new artists than any other label of its kind, helping to kickstart the careers of the likes of Dillon Francis, Figure, Bare, J. Rabbit, RUN DMT, Cyberoptics, and many more. Reid is one of the few who opened the door and who continues to set the standard high for women in EDM.
Tanner Seebaum is an aspiring young High School-Age DJ who has battled cancer and brain tumors for a good portion of his life. Tanner started DJ-ing in June of 2012, shortly after receiving a devastating diagnosis of a brain tumor relapse with the help of his mentor Walt White (Global DJ Academy) and hasn't stopped since. Tanner's passion for music combined with his love of technology have driven him to focus his energy on music - rather than letting cancer take a toll. Tanner is a unique DJ because he has compensated during the last year to overcome the loss of hearing in his right ear, limited eyesight and poor equilibrium. During all of this, he has continued to DJ tirelessly.
it all started for Ishe in 1994, at a rave in the forest outside of Boulder,
Colorado called Eden.
Although he didn't know it at the time, his life would be changed forever. With his first record purchase: Sandals "Feet" on FFRR, the journey began. Throughout the 90's Ishe performed for some of Denver's original production companies. His experiments with production began during this time, laying the groundwork for what was about to take place.
Around 1997 Ishe stumbled upon a record called "Blowpipe" on R&S records by Rennie Pilgrim, and his love affair with new school breaks began. The next five years were dedicated to this sound, which had finally become vogue in Denver. Throughout the next 10 years, Ishe became widely accepted amongst industry insiders as one of the best DJ's Denver had to offer. The cycle of weekly residencies and the occasional large booking continued throughout the early to mid 2000's. By 2004, the purchase of a studio and Serato Scratch Live catapulted Ishe into the world of digital.
Ishe's musical tastes continued to progress and he began to spin Drum and Bass and Hip hop along with his breaks. His focus on production increased, and he was soon opening for major players like Craze, Dieselboy, and Total Science. It was also around this time that Ishe got serious about promotion. He helped form the Supabreakz Coalition and brought out breakbeat headliners such as Sunz of Mecha, Ctrl-Z & Screwface, and the Cereal Killaz, events which are still widely talked about today.
2008 would be another banner year for Ishe, both artistically and professionally. His move into bassline driven electro house, led to the creation of BLINGFACED, a multi-faceted group of DJs, Producers, and Promoters that has enjoyed tremendous success locally and nationally since its creation. Ishe also caught the Dubstep bug in 2008 and attended Burning Man for the first time. In the end of 2008, Ishe was signed onto Velcro City Records. His first release, a dubstep remix of Anthony Ash's "Autumn Burn", reached the top 100 on the Beatport Dubstep Chart. Every subsequent release would reach even higher on the charts, with his remix of Joman's "These Breaks" peaking at #26 in the Beatport Dubstep Top 100, also on Velcro City. Ishe's remix of DJ Hero's "Return to Rave" reached #16 in the Beatport Dubstep Top 100 in March of 2009. His remix of DJ Hero's "Baddest DJ" reached #36 in March of 2010.
2009 proved to be a very successful year for this resilient veteran; with appearances at the largest events Colorado has seen yet; Caffeine, Skylab, Electric Daisy Carnival, Planet of the Drums, Future Sound of Breaks, and Bassphrodisiac. With a total of 26 releases on Beatport in 2009, Ishe received worldwide attention for his production.
A reviewer on Track It Down had this to say about Ishe's remix of Chris Nunchaku's "Human Blood":
"Ishe gives us a dubstep smasher of a remix for on Velcro City Records. Ishe, has been churning out some high quality remixes as of late and we particularly like this whining bass heavy slab of party wobble material. EXCELLENT REMIX!".
World-renowned producer and DJ B.Rich featured Ishe's remix of Joman's "Understand My Style" in a mix in 2009, and "Physical Force" by Ishe and Dj Hero could be heard in a mix by Jeekoos.
It's now 2010 and Ishe is back at it with 3 remixes forthcoming on Velcro City Records, and a remix completed for internationally known EDM act Rabbit in the Moon. Performances in Salt Lake City, UT, Lincoln, NE, and Kansas City, MO, have further cemented his national reputation.
Steve Blakley, aka DJ Fury, has been a DJ and promoter in the electronic music scene for close to two decades. As a pro snowboarder in the early 1990's, Blakley was able to put his earnings to use as a rave promoter in Denver. Never one to be just a spectator, he bought his own set of turntables and submerged himself in the hardcore techno sound. As the genre evolved, it transformed into jungle and Blakley became known as Denver's, "King of Jungle."
As DJ Fury, Blakley kept a rigorous travel itinerary, rinsing out high profile venues from coast to coast. Despite this packed schedule, Blakley continued to expand the Denver's growing dance music community from the event production side. The hugely successful Rewind and Reload event series pulled in thousands of Drum & Bass enthusiasts from all over the world, and the weekly series Breakdown Thursdays became one of the longest running electronic music nights in the nation.
Today regular Reload events continue to elevate Denver's bass music scene, and Blakley produces a new weekly at Rolling Stone's #1 club in the US- Beta Nightclub, entitled Bassic Fridays. In addition Fury has become a regular at many of the nation's biggest festivals including EDC Las Vegas, Paradiso, Global Dance Festival and Nocturnal Wonderland. As an Insomniac & Bassrush resident, you are sure to see him soon at an upcoming show.
Blakley is president and founder of internationally acclaimed The Firm Graphics, which he built built from the ground up to become one of the most influential design companies in EDM; catering to high profile clients such as Insomniac (EDC, Beyond Wonderland), V2 Presents, USC Events and Beta Nightclub. If you've seen a promotion for any large scale festival-style electronic music event in the past 10 years, it's a safe bet that Steve has had a hand in its design.
Throughout his career Steve Blakely has worn many hats, but underlying it all is a fierce entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work ethic and a love for Drum & Bass.
Based out of Boulder, Patrick “Dirt Monkey” Megeath has been producing for nearly 10 years, starting with hip-hop and breaks before trying his hand at dubstep. With a keen ear for bass and a vast knowledge of music production, he has quickly exploded onto the scene with his innovative original productions and energetic stage presence.
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