Random Rab, Defunk
Spankalicious, FiLiBuStA, Pleasure, Ghost Science
107 W. Cook St., Ste G
Springfield, IL, 62704
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful and unique contribution to sonic exploration. Often referred to as "The Master of Emotion" his music is patently beautiful and melodic. With diverse influences ranging from trip-hop, classical and Arabic to bass driven compositions, his songs are considered anthemic and timeless. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, his tracks are organic, uplifting and stand on their own as a distinct genre. Listeners of all types of music can find something they can relate to in this sound. He has toured extensively across North America, including tours with Bassnectar, Shpongle, Beats Antique and headlined several festivals across the country.
There is no doubt that Rab understands a multitude of musical styles. He has been the front man of a heavy metal band, toured as a classical trumpet player, played bass in a country music band, was a scratch DJ for a jazz fusion project, was the singer for a rock band in Mexico and has collaborated with countless musicians of all styles. From acoustic performances in the Himalayas to rocking packed clubs in New York, Random Rab has found a way to connect with people of all kinds.
With a dedicated fanbase born from the San Francisco underground, Random Rab has become a Burning Man legend known for his sunrise sets that have now become one of his most sought after performances. His current popularity can often be traced to his breakout album, The Elucidation of Sorrow.. This album firmly established him as a recognizable force in the electronic music scene. His 4th album aRose, catapulted him into the state of momentum that is now taking hold internationally. His latest studio effort, Visurreal debuted in the iTunes Top 10 Electronic Charts as well as in the CMJ RPM Top 5 with several #1′s on radio stations across the country.
Sometimes performing solo and at other times featuring collaborative musicians, the live experience is focused on a high quality translation of sound that is simultaneously sexy and psychedelic.
Merging dubstep and glitch intensity with funk and classic music from the 30's and beyond, Defunk has surely made a name for himself in the electronic music world. He has helped create the new fresh style of ghettoswing, combining elements of big band and swing music with breaks and hip hop. He has also received support from the biggest names in ghetto funk, and experimented fusing funk sounds with dnb, trap and glitch. He has been released on three different international labels, but holds true that giving his music away for free is the best option.
His live performance is always one of a journey. He switches tempos, moods and sounds to fit the time and place, and brings the audience for a ride that explores many facets of bass music. Whether he's mashing up classic songs you grew up with or smashing your face off with new beats and rhythm's, he is guaranteed to make you move!
ThazDope Records - Re:Evolution Media - Grassroots California
SPANKALICIOUS is BOUNCE more aptly Psychedelic Bounce. Based out of Connectorville, USA he averages 150+ shows a year on the road and rocks and each and every one of them. Spankalicious has shared bills with almost every major cutting edge act in livetronica, bass music, electro, and hip-hop Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, eoto, Caspa, Borgore, Shpongle, just to name a few. In addition, Spankalicious has had several major festival appearances including Sonic Bloom, Bassnectar’s First Bass Center, Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Camp Euforia, and more. In 2012 he made his triumphant return to Summer Camp Music Festival, as well as making his debut at The Manifestation Celebration in Dallas, the inaugural IMPULSE Music Festival in Georgia, and the blowout Camp Bisco XI in upstate NY alongside some of the biggest acts of today. An extensive background in rudimental percussion and drumline allows Spank to read rhythms inside and out and even incorporate live drumming into his sets. With musical influences ranging from the Grateful Dead and Phish to U.G.K. and Three Six Mafia, Spanky has found his niche in his world of Glitchy Hippie Psychedelic Bounce.
2012 was his busiest year to-date. He covered the country with shows and released 3 ep's including the release of two studio albums - Psychedelic Boogaloo Intervention and Higher Expectations. Recently, Spankalicious unveiled his third signature hat from Grassroots California, which was paired with a huge performance at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, Colorado. The fall of 2012 saw the 40+ city Do Magical Things tour which featured more than 40 dates and pairing with acts like EOTO, Archnemesis, Dr. Fameus, Ott, Crizzly, Downlink, Zoogma and the gamut of the top global EDM performers at the inaugural Counterpoint Music Festival in Atlanta, GA.
Filibusta (Troy Probst) is an emerging artist from the tiny town of Fillmore, IL. When he grew bored of tipping cows and wrecking tractors, he taught himself to play guitar. Since then, his fingers have buzzed with life. He uses an MPD drum pad to trigger drum, bass, synth, and vocal samples live. Thus, Filibusta's work vibes as a real-life, in-your-face experience -- creative, original, and just for you.
Filibusta has been producing and mixing music since 2007, sharing the stage with The Glitch Mob, MartyParty, R/D, ChrisB, Trill Murray, jOBOT, Spankalicious, Prophet Massive, Break Science, ill-esha, Signal Path, and Phaded in recent years. His remixes include tracks by The Glitch Mob, Skillrex, and Nit Grit just to name a few. In spring 2012, he placed a mighty 3rd in the Untz Challenge III. Filibusta's grand scheme in life is to restore the progressive and melodic elements of glitch and dubstep. With nearly 200,000 plays on Souncloud, Filibusta is an artist you'll want to keep your ears open to!
Pleasure – (Chicago, IL / St. Louis, MO) is the alter-ego of producer The Car Thief. He is one-third lover, one-third producer, and one-third unicorn. He makes sounds to tickle your inner soul. This is music to move your trunk and your heart to a rhythm you never knew existed
Favorite food: Tacos
$20. $3 Minor Surcharge for Ages 18-20
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