Gladkill

Boris Gladkikh aka Gladkill has been on a meteoric rise in the electronic music scene since he first began playing live in 2009. Through his tremendous work ethic and tireless touring schedule, Gladkill has already played for massive audiences on the stages of large-scale music festivals such as Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Earthdance and Burning Man, winning over new fans with every stop.

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riginally hailing from NYC, Gladkill now resides in Los Angeles and is part of Headtron, where the versatile young producer's music fits perfectly alongside the other talented artists that make up the collective. Refusing to stick to the comfort of making one style of music, Gladkill has rewarded audiences through the sheer diversity of his songs, as he deftly moves between dominating dance floors with his sexy, crunked-out club bangers, as well as captivating home stereo speakers with more downtempo and melodic material.

Following up on the success of 2010's Ghostwork and 2011's Lovelost, he has continued to hone his production skills by consistently creating fresh original material for his genre-smashing live sets, which will culminate with his debut artist album due in 2012. With a heavier emphasis on songwriting and song structure, Gladkill is aiming to make music that will stand the test of time.

When you listen to Gladkill's songs or see him perform, you'll discover an artist set apart between the sheets of cool bass lines and ethereal melodies. In an era where disposable dance music is big business, Gladkill makes anything but.

This is ART features the live musical performance of Art Webb, a skilled bassist and multi-genre electronic producer hailing from Nashville, TN. ART unleashes raw musical creativity in the form of improvised sub bass-guitar lines, broken break-beats, and epic synth melodies over an array of self recorded samples and stereophonic soundscapes. The result is a distinctively rich sound, complete with melodic tones and organic structures while paying direct homage to the true underground forms of BASS music. Art's latest musical innovation seamlessly bridges the gap between live instrumentation and electronic music, utilizing a special technology that allows him to use bass-guitar strings to control knobs, tweak effects, even trigger sounds from his synthesizer and laptop--unlike anything you've ever seen before.

This is ART has developed grass-roots credibility within three short years, sharing the stage as direct support to Pretty Lights with Adam Deitch in 2010, touring alongside Big Gigantic & Two Fresh, opening for electronic artists Ghostland Observatory, Shpongle, Bonobo, Blockhead, EOTO, Conspirator, and Bluetech, collaborating on-stage with artists from groups such as Emancipator, The Malah, Kidsmeal, & Colby Buckler of Two Fresh, as well as gaining noteworthy performances at Camp Bisco 9, Pretty Lights Illumination Festival, DexFest '09/'10/'11, Boombutywah Music Festival, and STS9's Official After Party in 2008 with Pnuma Live PA, Eliot Lipp, and Two Fresh.

"I can't help but give credit to the innovators--Herbie Hancock, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, all the way up to Amon Tobin, DJ Shadow, RJD2 and STS9--for inspiring me to continually push the boundaries of genres in every fashion: drum & bass, hip-hop, garage, even jazz and dubstep are tools used to breath new life into the forgotten music of the past. There's always an undeniable feeling of satisfaction to hear and perceive the kind of experience a musician creates on-stage while attempting to express the inexpressible."

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Gladkill with G Jones, This is Art

Saturday, November 30 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM at Terminal West

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