* FIGURE, Bare, Butch Clancy, CRNKN *

Josh Gard, aka Figure, from Louisville, Kentucky. Figure produces the nastiest Drumstep, Dubstep, and Electro in the Midwest of the US and has done more than any other artist in terms of putting the region on the bass-map. His crunchy Kentucky electrifried beats have been taking dance floors by storm across America and have earned a great deal of airtime on major networks such as BBC Radio.

Figure is also one of the greatest advocates of Drumstep, an emerging genre that is becoming more and more prevalent in today's music scene. In fact, the reason we chose to feature him today is because he just released an utterly massive EP on Reid Speed's Play Me Too label two days ago on February 28th. The four-track EP, entitled Monsters of Drumstep, incorporates the theme of monsters throughout. The tracks are named "Aliens," "Zombies," "Vampires," "Frankenstein," and "The Werewolf." The track "Frankenstein" is a collaboration with Londoner Kanji Kinteic. Additionally, "The Werewolf" was released for free download on SoundCloud as a preview before the actual EP came out.

If the sounds and progressions of Dubstep speak to you, then the elements of Drumstep will shout at you. From the masterful Drum n Bass breakdowns to the sub-frequency basslines, the genre clamors along with slightly more bounce in its step. Drumstep is what it would be like if one were to inject the adrenaline shot from Pulp Fiction into the ear drums of the heaviest Dubstep known to man.

Taking the dubstep scene by storm with his staggering studio output and electrifying live performances, there is no question BARE has clawed his way into the ranks of the bass music elite. The BARE sound is a product of deep roots in rock, west coast hip-hop (as part of the Vital Mindz collective) and aggressive drum 'n' bass (as past alias Reborn). These influences, combined with ultra crisp drum programming, slick melodies and mind altering bass modulation, spawn face melting dubstep anthems that practically rewind themselves. BARE's dedication to bass music was rewarded with the title of "Best New Dubstep Artist of 2010" by Beatport. Knowledge Magazine described BARE as "revolutionizing the sound of dubstep with his elegant and melodic structures, that will surely fool you once his dirty down-south-like grimey basslines get your body moving with sheer excitement." Across the pond, the BARE sound caught the attention of Virus Syndicate DJ/producer MRK1 – as a result, three BARE tracks (including the dancefloor annihilating "Like a G6" rework) were chosen to represent the VS crew in the BBC Radio One Dubstep Soundclash (leading the VS crew to declare themselves victorious).

Butch Clancy

Only in the dubstep scene a short time, Detroit native Butch Clancy wasted no time creating a style all his own, with pounding bass and heavy intricate drums he pulls from all the different types of music that he has made over the past 11 years producing. Keeping it dance floor friendly but also staying with the dark side of dubstep that he loves, he has found a medium that makes his style fresh and new but is still recognizable to dubstep fans.

Coming off his 10+ stop summer tour, the 19-year-old New Hampshire native makes his Burlington debut and last New England appearance before moving to Los Angeles in September.

With support from superstar producers Adventure Club, Crizzly, Flosstradamus, and The Killabits, the smash-hit collaboration 'Booty 2 The Ground' with internet sensation UZ, and planned releases on Mad Decent- CRNKN is not only a 'Trap Music' pioneer, but also one of the game's fastest rising producers.

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