RESPECT - Drum & Bass (Priority Entry), The Insiders, Raw Q, Machete
6510 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA, 90038
This event is 21 and over
RESPECT - Drum & Bass (Priority Entry)
LA's Longest Running Drum and Bass Weekly! [est.1999]
Ben Payne and Joe Wills aka The Insiders have released music on some of the most pretigious labels in the drum & bass scene over the past decade. Tracks have appeared on Renegade Recordings, Metalheadz, Creative Source, 31 Records, Defunked, Nu Directions, Integral, Frontline and Good Looking (as Catch 22) amongst many others.
Their tracks regularly receive playings in the clubs and on the airwaves from names like like Fabio, LTJ Bukem, Goldie, Storm, A.I., Lynx, Icicle and Marky. In 2009 Ben (Soundscape) set up Intrigue Music, a new label for their own deeper brand of drum n bass as well as tracks from new and established producers.
DJ appearances have included Miami Ultra Week, Glastonbury Festival, Sun & Bass, Bristol Festival as well as dates throughout the world including the USA, Canada, Japan, Germany, Norway, France, Holland, Italy, Poland and Switzerland. Their main residency is the renowned drum & bass club Intrigue in their hometown of Bristol.
Their next releases will be the hotly anticipated ‘Many Things’ from Ben Soundscape featuring Random Movement (Intrigue006) and ‘Limelight’ by The Insiders (Intrigue007), both out on Intrigue Music in August. Look out for tracks and remixes due on Creative Source, Nu Directions, Prestige Music and Rubik in 2011.
Raw Q (aka: Dj Beau) is one of NYC's original pioneers of drum n' bass and electronic music. As a born and raised native of NYC's East Village, Beau has been djing underground clubs and raves in NYC, the USA and Puerto Rico for over 13 years and counting. His resume as a dj/producer is a veritable timeline of many of the most significant parties and events of the NYC/US electronic music culture. Whether it's from his beginnings as an original Liquid Sky and Satellite Records dj (circa '95) to his current status as one of Dj Zinc's Bingo Allstars and a selected tagteam partner of DJ DB at the highly acclaimed Secret Night of Science monthly parties at LOVE, Beau has been a truely devoted contributor to underground electronic music and rave culture since the early days.
MACHETE ignited his musical journey back in 1992 as DJ Rob G,
spinning Hip-Hop at Hollywood afterhours events such as No-Doz, What?, and Caffiend.
The Los Angeles underground rave culture was in it's infancy and Rob was inspired by the techno-breakbeat music emerging out of England via vinyl records played by DJs Raw, Curious, and Oscar da Grouch.
These frantic bass-heavy beats that evolved from old-school breaks layered with HipHop and Reggae samples were intriguing and propelled him in a new direction.
Rob, encouraged by his peers, changed his professional name to Machete in 1994...
a title meant to evoke the nature of his mixing and cutting skills in relation to this new Jungle music.
As DJ Machete, Rob helped put Junglist Platoonon the map with gigs at nearly every Jungle party in the Greater Los Angeles area.
A brief residency with Los Angeles mega-promoter Insomniac, plus a noted mention in URB Magazine's NEXT 100 Issue (1998) garnered much attention. Rob was then featured on various dates of the infamous KungFu-Knowledge Tour of 1999, placing Machete alongside many of the world's best including DJ Craze, Mampi Swift, and the legendary Rob Playford.
Machete is well-traveled and has showcased his skills in Costa Rica, Hawaii, Vancouver BC, and in numerous cities and states across the continental US including New York, Philadelphia, Virginia, Massachusetts, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Texas, Minnesota, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and many more. Machete also made history as one of the very first Jungle/Drum and Bass DJs flown to perform in Anchorage, Alaska.
In March of 1999 the Junglist Platoon began hosting a weekly event called RESPECT
with Machete in charge of talent bookings, promotions, as well as being a resident DJ.
In March of 2000, Machete organized a RESPECT one-off at the Winter Music Conference in Miami which successfully placed the RESPECT brand at the forefront of Los Angeles Drum and Bass.
After 11+ years, RESPECT is the longest running Jungle/Drum and Bass weekly in Los Angeles in addition to being one of the most successful clubs in the United States. RESPECT is globally known for bringing the best international and stateside talent and continues to do so after settling into it's fifth and most current venue, The Dragonfly in Hollywood.
In 2012 Machete is busier than ever, occasionally opening for mainstream Hip-Hop acts at House of Blues - Sunset Strip combined with DJ residencies at RESPECT, spinning DnB and Dubstep at one-off events, pushing his promotions company Machete-Media, hosting a weekly RESPECT DnB RADIO program,
and engaging production projects proving his versatility as an artist.
DJ Machete's longevity speaks for his talents, dedication, and determination which has surely solidified his place as a force in the world music scene.
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