Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production. It was in Madden's pursuit of his gypsy roots that he opened his ears to music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born.

Govinda has played with Thievery Corporation, Tipper, Bassnectar, Shpongle, Cheb I Sabbah, STS9 and many more and been featured on over 25 compilations such as Buddha Bar II, Asian Travels II, and Nirvana Lounge selling a combined 400,000 copies. Govinda has played at numerous festivals throughout North America including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Sea of Dreams, SXSW and more. Govinda's music has been licensed on shows like "Roswell" WB, "Road Rules" MTV, and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" Bravo as well as many independent films.

The Govinda live show is truly a multi-sensory experience that features professional dancers, live projections, resonating vocals and a sonical sound-scape. His live experience is full of vibrant energy that plays to its crowd. Govinda performs on Ableton Live accompanied by classical violin. Govinda is currently touring in support of his album "Universal On Switch" which was released independently earlier this year.

David Starfire is a producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. His production style is eclectic, fusing world music with EDM, hip-hop and everything in between. He's performed at large festivals with some of the biggest electronic artists. His music is in high demand with tracks being licensed on major TV networks and commercials. He’s developed quite a following and his unique sound has created fans across the globe.

David is signed with the internationally known label Six Degrees Records, home to artists such as The Orb, Bebel Gilberto, Cheb i Sabbah, Karsh Kale, Michael Franti, Natacha Atlas and many others. His upcoming new album titled "Ascend" will be released Feb 19th, 2013. His last album, “Bollyhood Bass”, was released in 2010 and has also released 4 EP's with the latest being "Jumpin Off" in 2011. His tunes have been played on BBC, NPR, National Geographic, XM, college radio and internet stations around the world and charting on several formats.

David’s heritage is Creole and he follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, Oscar Rouzan, who was a famous horn player in New Orleans and played with the likes of Paul Simon, Pete Fountain, Al Hirt and numerous other great artists. His aunt is Wanda Rouzan, who is also well known vocalist in the New Orleans jazz scene as one of the premier musical ambassadors. David started playing the guitar at 8 and by 17, he was composing, producing and recording songs in his bedroom on a 4-track and could play 5 instruments. He then became enthralled with electronic music and gravitated towards computer music production using sampling and drum machines. By 19, David was in a signed band and touring with the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Filter and Skinny Puppy. After a brief solo career in NYC and several bands later, David moved to San Francisco and was part of the critically acclaimed band Cellophane Masses. Soon thereafter, his interest shifted towards producing world music and started incorporating rich, textured world music sounds with electronic music.

His signature sound landed him several DJ gigs at large scale international festivals all over the world such as Winter Music Conference, Coachella, Love Parade, the Forum, Musikmesse, Electric Picnic, Shambhala, Harmony, Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle and Earthdance. He’s performed at private parties and events for Lucas films, ILM, Samsung, Sprint, Google, Semens, Nokia, HP, Virgin Galactic, Roland, Digg, MacWorld, Flaunt Magazine, CAA and many others. He’s performed in cities across the world such as India, Canada, Australia and major cities in Europe with rave reviews. He also sets himself apart from other DJ’s by playing bass guitar and electronic hand drums during his set and for special festival shows incorporates a live 8-15 piece band.

David’s songs are featured on several CD compilations such as Lonely Planet, Red Bull, Craig’s List, Six Degrees, Starbucks and many more. He has songs are featured in video games, TV and cable programs such as Lie to Me (FOX), Outsourced (NBC), Live with Kelly Ripa (ABC), ESPN2, Fox Sports, MTV, MTV2, Fuse, Showtime, HBO, EA sports and a Right Guard commercial. He's a favorite in the belly dance community and is featured on several Bellydance DVD’s and CD’s including the Bellydance Superstars. He co-wrote and produced the 12” of the dance song “Radiation”, which was featured on the national top 20 CMJ independent dance charts. Over the years, David has collaborated with FreQ Nasty, Ooah (Glitch Mob), Cheb i Sabbah, Natacha Atlas, Information Society, Afrika Bambaataa, American Music Club, Wire Train and members of Beck.

David is constantly touring and his shows comprise of a solo performance or “Live Ensemble” that features live musicians, incredible vocalists and top-notch bellydancers for an exciting theatrical show. He’s also a founding member of the Dub Kirtan All Stars project with FreQ Nasty and performs audio/visual shows with VJ Culture under the name StarCulture.

Homegrown beats, glitch, & sampledelia

I live in Denver and I really love to make music and It mostly takes the form of electronic music I guess.

http://snubluck.bandcamp.com/

Coming up in the fourth biggest market for dubstep in the world, Coult-45 has been working hard to make a name for himself in Denver, CO as well as the US. He is a widely recognized bass music DJ in Colorado and has been known to rock a party without stopping! Throwing down the newest and hottest dubstep, drum & bass, glitch, and other mid-tempo genres of bass music, his dedication and participation in the scene definitely does not go without notice. Since Coult-45 has begun his DJ career in 2005, he has gained residency at Beta Nightclub, the #1 DJ club in North America. He has also gained residency for Sub.Mission Dubstep, an internationally recognized collective that consistently brings the sounds of Dubstep to Colorado, boasting multiple awards. Whomp Truck, another Denver crew that is known for community involvement and engagement, also winner of "Denver’s Best Monthly Party," is just another one of Coult-45's successful residencies.

Coult-45’s acheivments are just a testament to his wide recognition and ability to engage his audience with some of the newest, hard hitting tracks. Coult-45 has graced the stages of Powellapalooza, Desert Rocks Festival, Ultra’s Official After Party, DEMF, Global Dance Festival, Sonic Bloom, Skylab, Portland's Crown Room and many more.

A large portion of Coult-45's fan base has been built through being an
eight year Burning Man history; it’s rumored that he played his longest DJ set on the playa in 2008, clocking in at nearly 17 hours. Having supported big-name acts such as Datsik, Zeds Dead, Joker, SPL, 12th Planet, Jakes, Supreme, Netsky, High Contrast, Bare, Flux Pavillion & Doctor P, Cookie Monsta, Helicopter Showdown, DZ, & many more, you can be sure that Coult-45 will always bring the right energy at the right time, getting everyone on the same page to create a truly memorable experience.

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