2013 Winter Reggae Mini-Fest with Aaron Kamm & The One Drops + MORE
The Driftaways, MonDope, DubHeezY, Crate 2 Crate Sound System
107 W. Cook St., Ste G
Springfield, IL, 62704
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Aaron Kamm & The One Drops
A staple of the St.Louis music scene, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops play an intoxicating concoction of Roots Reggae and Mississippi River Blues. Improv-laced Jams, dubbed out grooves and Effervescent Vocals make this band must see. After the release of there second studio album "Grow" in 2010, this independent trio is beginning to forge there way across the country.
The Driftaways are a 7 piece Reggae/Rock band from the St. Louis area. The unique mix of classic Jamaican styles such as Ska, Reggae, Roots, and Dub with a Blues-Rock twist give The Driftaways their one of a kind sound. Amazing stage presence, soulful vocals, and a refreshingly creative sound are quickly making The Driftaways one of the hottest Reggae acts in the Midwest. The Driftaways have played with acts such as Katchafire, Tribal Seeds, Josh Heinrichs, Echo Movement, Passafire, HR (Bad Brains), Cas Haley, Common Kings, Burning Tree, The Bastard Suns, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, Synrgy, and Zion and The Lion Roots Band.
Hailing from Springfield, IL, Armando Zuniga aka “MonDope” is a fresh force to be reckoned with. Although he has only been performing live and promoting for about 3 1/2 years and Producing a little over 1 year still learning the elements of electronic music, MonDope is no stranger to the scene. With an eclectic arsenal of music ranging from roots of reggae, metal to hip-hop and underground, as well as many different forms of electronic music, there is never a dull moment in his sets. In the summer of 2010 Mondope came together with other local DJ's/Producers to form Killinoize, a production company interested in bringing the new wave of bass music to Illinois’ own capitol city.
Killinoize quickly gained a following of like-minded enthusiasts and bass heads in the region. Mondope’s sets are energetic and demand your attention. He will bring anything from glitch-hop to dubstep, drum & bass, crunk, moombahton, breaks, funk and even jungle/reggae to the dance floor. Able to feel out any crowd at any moment, he delivers a HEADY blend to get down to, already playing along side National acts such as Jantsen, Hugs&Drugs, Pretty Lights, Michael Menert, Love & Light, NastyNasty, TankMan, Trowa, Udachi, VibeSquad, DNAE BEATS, R/D, NiTGriT, Splatinum, Minnesota, Freddy Todd, Omega, Elfkowitz, Project Pat, Grimblee, The Car Thief, Alpaca, Phaded, Spankalicous and more to come. He was also the winner of the 312 DJ Battle Royale which gave MonDope an artist spot at the 312 Vibe Tent at Summer Camp Music Festival 2011. Also making his first appearance at Tall Tree Lake Festival 2011 playing a set right after Ill-Esha and Joe Mousepad. The year of 2012 was very busy for MonDope playing shows in different cities such as Dayton OH, Cinncinatti OH, Davenport IA, Rock Island IL, Charleston, IL and Kansas City, MO just to name a few. Making his mark in the Midwest in 2012 opening for some huge events such as Global Dance Music Festival and Halloween with Datsik this made it a very successful 2012. Expect nothing but the best in 2013 from this Artist and Promoter as he begins his journey in more advanced music production after teaching himself and learning more and more from Certified Abelton Live Instructor Vespers.
HeezY is a multi-talented dj/promoter who has helped shape the dubstep scene in St. Louis. Originally from Fresno, California. He moved to St. Louis where he saw an opportunity to progress his career in the ever-growing music scene that St. Louis has to offer. Heezy as a dj plays Reggae, Dubstep, Ragga Bass and Dub styles of music. Although his dubstep is very dub reggae based, bass is not a issue when Heezy is on the CDJss. His skills in mixing and rocking the crowds has allowed him to share the stage with acts like Truth, Skream, Benga, 16Bit, Borgore (4x), Kill The Noise, Trolley Snatcha, Skism, MRK1, Trillbass, Ajapai, Antiserum, High Rankin, Mark Instinct, Hulk, Noah D, Mimosa, NastyNasty, Lazer Sword, Alex B, Ben Samples, iLL Gates, Cyberoptix, Bombaman, Rastatronics. Heezy has the experience and the talent to hang with the best of them; and has the big names to back that up. From a promoter’s standpoint, Heezy is the CEO of Nasty Rumor, which undoubtedly is the supreme dubstep label in St. Louis. With Heezy also involved in the huge development of The Wrek Sessions Internet radio weekly on ElectroLuis.com, Which has recently been nominated for "Best Residency/ Weekly" award from St. Louis RFT for hosting it at 2720 Cherokee. Heezy is always on the grind to feed St. Louis their dubstep needs.
Crate 2 Crate Sound System
Crate 2 Crate was created by Nazareth (DJ Six1Nine) in the spring of 2010. Since then they have been steadily spinning in Belleville, Carlinville and in the Delmar Loop in St.Louis. Being crate digging junkies they spin and only spin vinyl. NO SERATO OR LAPTOPS here. C2C's goal is to keep the true artform and culture of DJ'n alive through live mixing. Book them now while you can for they are steadily on the rise.
$10 ($3 minor surcharge if you are under 21)
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