Euphonic Conceptions and Symbiosis Events Present:
THE OFFICIAL BAY AREA SYMBIOSIS PRE-PARTY
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22ND The Public Works SF
$15 PRE-SALE TICKETS, $20 DAY OF SHOW
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AMIRALI - Following the release of his "In Time" LP on Crosstown Rebels last year, Amirali has received much critical acclaim. Described by Resident Advisor as "an example of perfect craftsmanship" his ascendance has been incessant. His avant-garde concoction of electronica, techno and house and seen him win a legion of followers across the globe and has also seen people like MK, Deetron, Appleblim, Deniz Kurtel all lend their adept hand at remixing this highly talented, forward thinking individual.
There is no doubt that Amirali's rise to the forefront of cutting edge dance music is the result of hard work, determination and vision. These traits are of tantamount importance for any artist who wishes to elevate themselves head and shoulders above his peers and when you see just how far Amirali has come in such a short space of time, it is evident that he possesses all these qualities in abundance. As he prepares to add yet another EP to his Crosstown discography, the "Melancholia" EP, which comes backed by not one but two remixes by the Swiss sonic maestro Deetron - the world waits on baited breath to see what this young Iranian / Canadian producer comes up with next. With remixes on BPitch Control & My Favorite Robot to add to his mighty tally, Amirali is an artist who finds himself in high demand at present. This demand culminated in Amirali being invited to perform live at the very first audio / video broadcast of the highly coveted BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix in February 2013. For one hour, Amirali was given the honorable opportunity to pour his magic across international airwaves to millions worldwide.
DROOG - A collective of Andrei Osyka, Brett Griffin and Justin Sloe. From their start 6 years ago, DROOG has steadily built a reputation as one of the leading purveyors of forward thinking dance music, in Los Angeles and beyond.
The collective have become known for their respected parties that through the years featured leading international house and techno talent, from Magda, Jamie Jones, Steve Bug and Martin Buttrich to Dixon, all four memebers of Visionquest, Nicolas Jaar, Dyed Soundorom, Shonky and beyond. Droog have also masterminded showcase parties at WMC, DEMF, BPM and Sonar festivals. Between 2007 and 2011, Droog had held down a residency at Avalon Hollywood, one of the biggest clubs in the US. At Avalon,they have had the chance to play alongside influences such as Richie Hawtin, Lee Burridge, Steve Lawler, Damian Lazarus, Tiefschwarz, Mr. C, Booka Shade, MANDY, Matthew Dear.
In 2009 the trio made a leap into a new territory by launching an LA-based record label, Culprit, which has built steady momentum with successful releases from Matt Tolfrey & Inxec, Hot Natured, Lee Foss, SECT (Soul Clap, Tanner Ross & Sergio Santos), Subb-an, M A N I K and others and joining the ranks of the leaders of the new school of underground dance music. Having toured the US and Mexico extensively, Droog have since expanded with European and South American shows. In October of 2010, Droog made a Fabric debut and since then have covered the globe, from Moscow to Lima, Ibiza to Costa Rica, Berlin and Paris. Recent new DJ debuts included Brazil, Tunisia and Portugal.
ANA SIA - Ana Sia’s DJ crate is a ticker for the hottest sounds of tomorrow. One of the west coast’s most celebrated DJs, this SF Bay Area-based tastemaker is known for not only energizing the dance floor, but consistently breaking new sounds from all over the world. Having championed some of the most beloved music festivals in the US, Canada and abroad, Ana Sia has gone from rocking house parties to stadiums by stylistically staying two steps ahead of the game. From huge festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival and others, and an array of clubs and venues spanning every major city, countless college towns and hot spots everywhere, Ana Sia has built a community just as fun, wild and eclectic as her style. She has shared the stage with a growing list of artists ranging all styles of electronic dance music, from Diplo to Deadmau5, Datsik to Daedelus...and everybody in between.
STEPHAN JACOBS - Stephan Jacobs has established himself as one of the most exciting young producers in the electronic dance music scene. With a tremendous work ethic and an ability to captivate large crowds during his speaker-shaking live shows, his unique blend of filthy basslines, heavy beats and infectious melodies is unmatched.
As one of the original members of the Headtron crew, the prolific producer is constantly creating new music and embracing creative collaborations which allow him to tap into his many musical influences. After putting out several well-received EPs on notable electronic labels like Rottun Recordings, Muti Music and Simplify Recordings, Jacobs created his own, Bass Cartel, for the release of his self-titled debut album. The result is an impressive body of work that bursts with raw energy, epic bass and strong production.
SUGARPILL - Specializing in bouncing bass, sideways beats and sweet melodies, Sugarpill is a master of both the creation and delivery of polytemponic glitch bass. Residing in Los Angeles yet living in a twisted world of sound, this young artist stays dosed to the eyelids in chopped-up samples, meticulously tweaked beats and obese waves of bass.
Sugarpill seamlessly merges his techy sensibility and immaculate production skills without ever losing the inherent sexiness of the beats, and this multidimensional musical approach unites EDM fans across a vast spectrum of genres. His original tracks combined with explosive live sets confirm for the producer a powerful spot at the forefront of West Coast future sound. Crossing genres effortlessly and employing a rich variety of styles, his lively and intense sound is best described as a party- and that is exactly what Sugarpill brings to the dance floor.
jOBOT - jOBOT is an original producer of pulsating midtempo grooves and scandalously sexy downbeat melodies. An electronic musician of a whole new type, he fuses an immense breadth and depth of listening and training with funk-fueled bass playing, smooth vocals, and an ineffable balls-out, experimental, and creative spirit that “jOBOT” encompasses.
jOBOT takes the live elements of his solo-work to their pinnacle in his electronica group, Continuum. It is a bold and radically new way to experience electric music—glitch infects live drum rhythm, live bass communicates with the textures of synthesized soundscapes.
SMOKOVICH -Blending elements from both the organic world and that of the digital realm, Smokovich creates origional sounds described as audio crystalline soundscapes. With roots in hip hop, drum and bass, deep house and breaks, he builds an eclectic fusion of harmonies to encourage ethereal visions and promote a sense of cheerful bliss. Smokovich takes his listeners on expansive journeys inspired by the knowledge and wisdom of ancient cultures and the ways that they positively shaped humanity. Incorporating these philosophies and understandings into the present, he also focuses on what is to come.
Through this unique form of musical expression, he hopes to empower and motivate positivity, unity and grace among all. His belief that the language of music has no borders makes this a perfect medium to embody this concept.
TONY INORBIT -