CODE : Submorphics, Leroy Peppers aka Christian Martin (Exlusive Jungle Set!)
Aphonic, emcee child
101 6th St
San Francisco, California (CA), 94103
This event is 21 and over
Submorphics (Greg Axelrad) creates deep ocular future funk, with parts retro soul,
Detroit/Chicago synthentics, jazz, film soundtracks and indie vibes infusing his
Beginning on the humble local scenes of Detroit and Chicago, Submorphics has since DJ’ed in nearly 40 cities, headlining major gigs at Fabric in London, and across Europe and North America. While he is on the decks, Submorphics sonically alloys disparate styles; the grimy and the smooth, the hypnotic and the astonishing.
In the past five years his fluid musicality has been embraced by DJs Fabio and LTJ Bukem, with tunes like “Miles Ahead”, “Step in the Spot ft. Selfsays”, “Mellow Madness”, “Workitout” and many more receiving heavy play on BBC Radio One and clubs internationally.
Celebrated primarily for his soulful drum and bass sounds released on labels like Spearhead and Westbay, Submorphics has diversified his repertoire, publishing a plethora of emotive bass music in the 110-140 range. The eclectic musician has also taken on the role of producer for vocalists Armanni Reign and Christina Tamayo.
Submorphics explodes into 2012, as Hospital Records releases the massive Camo + Krooked- Change Me (Submorphics Remix) on the Between the Lines Remix CD (NHS206). Subsequently “Forgotten Dreams feat. Christina Tamayo” on the Bukem in Session Mix CD will hit the shelves.
Expect major announcements throughout the year and beyond from the Submorphics camp! (words by Dolphin Ink)
Since 1995, Christian Martin aka Leroy Peppers has been exploring electronic music from one end of the earth to the other; from full-moon parties in the deserts of California to the thumping, dark corners of the London club scene. Christian followed his love for spleen-rattling bass to San Francisco in 2000, where he met up with the now legendary dirtybird crew. The dirtybird BBQ was the brainchild of the four original members " Christian & his brother Justin Martin, and friends Claude VonStroke and Worthy. They had a personal mission to change the landscape of San Francisco house music by throwing an epic free party in the park, based on their new signature sound.
In 2003, with nothing to lose and everything to gain, Christian bought a massive yet necessary sound system on his credit card. This set the standard for a new era of die-hard dedicated DIY producers, all with productions based on heavy bass-lines, smiling faces and dance floor delights.
In 2006, Christian began releasing a steady stream of tracks, first collaborating with Justin under the Martin Brothers alias, as well as Claude VonStroke. The Martin Brothers partnership has produced such hip-hop influenced hits as Duckface, Stoopit, & Dum, as well as remixes for Ed Banger and Fool's Gold. On his own, he's released his own brand of bassy house music on labels such as dirtybird, Trapez, and Anabatic. His low end take on tech house has led to remixes for musical heavyweights such as Chromeo, Underworld, L-Vis 1990, and many more.
Christian's devotion to large scale bass has allowed him to champion the dirtybird sound out of the park and onto giant soundsystems at clubs and festivals worldwide. From Fusion (Germany) to Shambhala (Canada), to Coachella & Symbiosis (US), there's a constant demand for what he describes as bass from the ground up. In San Francisco, Christian is a resident at dirtybird's raucous quarterly party at Mezzanine; and also at Monarch, the newly opened marvel of a club. His new musical alias Leroy Peppers has recently roared to life, offering an even heavier take on hip-hop influenced bass music. Whether it be Leroy or Christian behind the decks, if your hands aren't clapping your ass surely will be.
Reduced admission before 11pm
Tickets Available at the Door
CODE returns to Monarch for another night of top quality Jungle / Drum n Bass. With releases on Hospital, Innerground and Spearhead, and forthcoming tunes for Liquid V and Good Looking, Submorphics is well regarded as one of the finest liquid drum n bass dons in the scene. A prolific producer, with countless releases under his belt, expect soulful rollers and a few surprises as we welcome him to the west coast. As if that wasn't enough we have the mighty Leroy Peppers aka Christian Martin delivering his debut dnb performance fresh off of his remixes of 'Riding Spaceships' and 'Dont Go' for Dirtybird. Catch this very rare dnb set from one of the city's best and most diverse artists. Live visuals all night and discount admission before 11pm.
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