UPGRADE: E-Sassin & The Voss
UPGRADE: E-Sassin & The Voss
220 E 3rd St
Santa Ana, CA, 92701
Doors 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 18 and over
E-Sassin, is a native of Los Angeles with a far-reaching background in many different styles of music. E-Sassin began his musical journey in the late ‘70s as a drummer in progressive rock and jazz/fusion bands. After moving through the heavy metal scene of the ‘80s, E-Sassin was introduced to the electronic dance scene in 1989 through the techno/ rave culture. Once he started producing dance music, everything fell into place and he has since become one of the top DJ/ Producers of drum and bass in America.
In 1992 E-Sassin produced and self-released a techno album, which got the attention of Sunshine Entertainment. They approached E-Sassin to work with the groups L.A. Rave and The Movement. For a year and a half E-Sassin toured with The Movement all over the world. It was during this time that he was first exposed to jungle, which had just broken away from the breakbeat hardcore scene. By 1996, E-Sassin had made the transition into producing only drum and bass tracks. Drum and bass music wasn’t widely accepted in the States and very few domestic labels were releasing any of it, so E-Sassin started up Sound Sphere Recordings late in ’96 to get his musical productions out to the masses. The first two releases received very positive feedback and quickly established a high level of credibility for the label and for E-Sassin’s productions. Each subsequent release has continued to elevate Sound Sphere to new heights, which in turn has gained the label well earned respect from artists and DJs throughout America and the rest of the world. Many of Sound Sphere Recordings’ releases can be found on high-profile compilations both nationally and internationally.
In late ’97, E-Sassin was approached by Phunckateck Communications in San Francisco to be included as part of their elite force of Producers and DJs. UFO! and DJ Abstract had heard E-Sassin’s productions and felt that he was the top-notch type of material that they were looking for to build up the Phunckateck collective. E-Sassin gladly accepted their invitation and since then Phunckateck has continued to grow, becoming one of the driving forces of drum and bass in America.
Currently, E-Sassin continues to produce and remix tracks for Sound Sphere Recordings, as well as other labels and artists. He notably released an E.P. on Moving Shadow as well as releasing a compilation of original works on Sound Sphere Recordings, The Best Of Sound Sphere Recordings (Volume 1). He has a host remix credits including Dieselboy’s “Invid” and “The Descent” on Palm Pictures, Flux and Rinse’s “Killa” on Terraformat Records and The Angel’s “Selector”, and MC Navigator's “Vibesbringer”, as well as many other select remixes on Supa Crucial Recordings. One other notable project is the remix of Dom & Optical's “Quadrant 6”, which can be found on Dieselboy’s recent mix CD entitled “Project Human” which has also been released on Moving Shadow. Additionally, E-Sassin is a featured artist on the much respected album “The World of Drum & Bass” on Formation Records, which showcases some of the best talent from around the world.