Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 2016
BEMF Presents: Danny Daze, Jimmy Edgar, Barnt | Jubilee, Michna, Burt Fox in The Bad Room
98 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
Doors 10:00 PM (event ends at 4:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Lover. Fighter. Prophet. Freak magnet. Time-traveler. Musician, photographer and designer Jimmy Edgar is a wayward star-child streaking across the cosmic dance-floor. Endowed with a supernatural feel for futuristic funk, the Detroit native has been bleeping and grinding about the Milky Way since he was a teenage humanoid. While his peers were worrying about their grades and popularity Edgar was spinning alongside his hometown's DJ heroes and programming intricate beats that were unquestionably interplanetary communication disguised as dance music.
Heavily praised for his versatility, DJ and producer Danny Daze continues to smash expectations with an omnivorous groove rooted in Detroit Techno, Italo Disco, and Miami Bass. Daze's freeform selecting and mercurial mixing guarantees the only thing audiences can expect is a musical experience where everything is up for grabs. Combined with his entrepreneurial acumen, Daze's touch has made him one of his generation's most compelling artists.
Steeped in Miami's B-boy culture, Daniel Gomez adopted his Daze moniker early on at his mother's suggestion. Practicing on a set-up she bought him, Danny Daze was spinning at weddings by age 14, funneling his earnings into vinyl to play raves on the side. Danny's esoteric sets quickly attracted adventurous and loyal crowds. Pushing himself to the next level, Danny produced his first tracks on a cracked version of Fruity Loops in 2004 and jumpstarted a techno white label a year later. In 2011, the School of Audio Engineering valedictorian broke through with "Your Everything" featuring kindred rebel, DJ and producer Louisahhh on vocals.
Pitched down, woozy, and dark, "Your Everything" went on heavy rotation all summer, landed on many discerning year-end lists, and led to output on vanguard labels Kompakt, Ellum, Ultramajic, Phantasy, Turbo and Murk. Described by Michael Mayer as having a "rough and muscular" sound, Daze went on to remix and collaborate with the likes of Maceo Plex, Daniel Avery, Tiga, Jori Hulkkonen, Gui Boratto and Jimmy Edgar, among others. In 2014, while presently living in Berlin, he released several singles and remixes, including Murk's "Dark Beat (Addicted to Drums)", Gui Boratto's "Take Control" and three solo EPs – Silicon (Ultramajic); Freeze (Kompakt); Flange (Ellum). Daze also launched an extensive worldwide tour and announced plans for a new music label. "I've ran a label before and feel its time to begin curating another. I'm not after a selfish agenda built around me. The label must be about the artist being released first." Danny says.
Daze is quick to point out the various colors in his sound pallet. "My music production is synonymous with my DJ sets, which range from Electro to Italo Disco, to playing some sort of downtempo instrumental right in the middle of the set. The wider the spectrum, the better," says Daze, himself inspired by artists as diverse as folk crooner Jose Gonzales, industrial rocker Trent Reznor, hip-hop pioneers Outkast, synthpop darlings Little Dragon, dub-punk icon Andrew Weatherall, and Icelandic electronic musician Ruxpin.
Whether spinning solo or in back-to-back sets, as he often does, Daze's own risk-taking maps a unique journey through music's full spectrum, reaching far beyond techno and house. This dedication to innovation resonates with DJ culture's experimental roots and, more importantly, it is the essence of what it means to be a musician for Daze. "As an artist, I've always believed in doing what you do and not conforming nor being influenced by what others think about you. I'd like to be doing projects that are completely outside the box, whether it's creating a single recognizable noise for the new MacBook, or a more ear-friendly vocal album with popular artists I truly respect," says Danny, who counts iconoclasts like controversial director Gaspar Noe and modernist painter Mondrian amongst his influences.
Danny Daze's trifecta of taste, skills, and vision set him apart from most DJs who stick to one style or focus on one angle of the business. Daze's radical approach to preserving music's integrity while breaking its boundaries may seem volatile, but it's not random. "Everything I'm doing comes from within. There isn't much difference between Daniel Gomez and Danny Daze."
When his classmates were into Grunge, he was exploring Techno, when the sameclassmates discovered Techno, he was already taking a closer look into Hip Hop! (battling in the nationwide DMC DJ championships), when everyone went to!
Berlin to celebrate Minimal, he was being on a trip back in time to inhale early! German electronic and rock music – attracted by the main oppositional poles of this! era: accuracy and free rein.!
Mainly these biographical key points and his (now over two decades spanning) DJ! experience are the base for his formula of pathos, calculated dilettantism and dance! floor functionality that characterize all his productions. Take the infamous „Geffen" or! his earlier work with Cologne Tape on the EP „Render", the first release on his own! conceptual imprint Magazine, that he co-runs with Crato and Jens-Uwe Beyer.! "Render" and his debut solo EP „What Is A Number, That A Man May Know It?"! became instant underground hits in 2010 and the records are precious collector's! items ever since.!
At that time he was already an established part of the music scene in Cologne, the! city where he finished first his Biology and subsequently his Art studies (carving out! the two poles „accuracy" and „free rein" in his development again). In the fruitful! atmosphere of Cologne he still lives and from here he further evolves his!
idiosyncratic style, which already brought him from Robert Johnson to Trouw, from! Montreux Jazz Festival to Mutek México, from Berghain to Burning Man.!
Everyone loves Jubilee. How could they not? The girl is full of positive vibes, from her bubbly DJ sets to her smiley demeanor. She's long been known as "Brooklyn's bass sweetheart," but she's also an ace DJ, one who can capably move between upfront bass music, sweaty tropical jams, party rap, UK grime, house, techno, R&B, dancehall, and more.
Stylistically, Jubilee may be hard to pin down, but she's always been a girl on the move, both literally and figuratively. Growing up in South Florida, she immersed herself in the region's rave culture, dancing the night away at underground breaks parties while spending her days soaking up Miami bass on the radio. Eventually she made the move to NYC, where she quickly infiltrated the DJ circuit with her sticky grooves and comprehensive knowledge of all things bass.
These days, she's still a regular behind the decks at various clubs and warehouse parties around the globe, but she also teams up with Mixpak label boss and serious badman Dre Skull to put on a banging party of their own called Mixpak Extended Play. Beyond that, she's even managed to take her talents to the airwaves, hosting her own weekly show called Fireworks on Brooklyn Radio in addition to Mixpak's new show on Radio Lily.
As if she wasn't busy enough already, Jubilee has somehow found the time to steadily increase her workload as a producer. Last year saw the release of her Pop It! EP via Mixpak, and she just recently dropped a collaborative record with frequent partner-in-crime Star Eyes via the white-hot Unknown to the Unknown imprint. Throw in remixes of Canblaster, Hydraulix, Creep, and Zuzuka Poderosa, and it's easy to say the Jubilee is quickly becoming a go-to producer, particularly when artists need to inject their tunes with some infectious energy and dancefloor flavor.
Much like X-Men character from whom she takes her name, Jubilee has got fireworks up her sleeve. We're just lucky that she's elected to use her powers for the good of dance parties everywhere.
Growing up in both NY and Miami, Michna (real name: Adrian Michna) is that unique breed of artist that draws from both the urban and the tropical. As a youngster, Adrian started DJing parties with cassettes and playing trombone in a band on the NYC bar circuit including the infamous Lion's Den and CBGB's.
After moving to Miami in the mid-90's, he co-founded the pioneering Secret Frequency Crew, who deftly mixed instrumental hip-hop and electronic into a coherent whole. Their appropriately titled 12" "Miami Eyes," became an underground hit and caught the attention of a then-unknown Diplo who would ask him for production work. SFC's debut LP "Forest of the Echo Downs" also put Adrian on Ghostly's radar as it was one of label founder Sam Valenti IV's top LPs in 2004.
Currently based in Brooklyn NY, Adrian Michna (aka DJ Egg Foo Young) has become a staple in the NYC club scene, known for his chameleon like abilities. Outside of the club, he has been able to pursue a few hobbies such as building furniture, bicycles, photography, skeeball, and gloss lustre collages. While working on his solo album, he also found time to remix the mysterious Jandek (the only artist ever to do so) and produce on Brazilian group Bonde Do Role's debut LP for Domino/Mad Decent.
It seems Adrian has found his stride as a solo artist, bringing together his myriad influences into a succinct sonic personage. His debut LP "Magic Monday" and the elevating single "Triple Chrome Dipped" are works of distinction and taste, getting asses on the floor in style.
$15.00 - $25.00
Tickets Available at the Door
Tickets available at the door.