Friday, May 11th 2012
Insomniac/B&W with SlantEd Sounds/Space Age Pimpin’ presents
Mayham Mayhem 2: The Moombahton Massive Tour
This year’s Mayham Mayhem brings you some of the most cutting edge bass music coming out from rapidly rising stars! Check out pics of last year’s mayhem and get ready to go HAM!
(Dave Nada & Matt Nordstrom)
Genre: Low End Theory (Bass, Electronic, Moombahton)
When the beat drops at a Nadastrom show, you better have your hands up. Dave Nada is known to stage dive while his DJ partner Matt
Nordstrom squeezes the duo’s most riotous beats through the speakers. It’s a reminder Nadastrom aren’t just pushing 21st century dance music toward the edge – they’re jumping off it.
The D.C.-born, L.A.-based duo of DJ-producers come from different
backgrounds, but share a ravenous appetite for extremes. As the prime architects of Moombahton – a sound Nada invented on the fly at a basement party by slowing Dutch house music down to the tempo of reggaeton – the duo have been praised in the pages of Spin and Rolling Stone, pumped on the airwaves of BBC Radio 1 and NPR, and revered at nightclubs and festivals across the planet.
Nada was born in Maryland, a first generation Ecuadorian-American
surrounded by five brothers and the sounds of cumbia, Ecuadorian folk, salsa, merengue and reggaeton. As a teen, he gravitated toward
Washington’s legendary hardcore punk scene, playing in bands while
learning to DJ on college radio. A move to Baltimore landed Nada in
the second surge of Baltimore club music, where he DJed alongside club
icons K-Swift, Rod Lee and DJ Technics, while producing acclaimed club
tracks of his own.
Nordstrom grew up in Virginia on the other side of the Washington
beltway where skateboarding provided a contact point with punk, metal
and hip-hop. In the late ‘90s, he swapped the skateboard for
turntables and switched his college major from psychology to audio
engineering. Soon, Nordstrom was the resident engineer for esteemed
D.C. house heroes Deep Dish and piloting recording sessions with the
likes of Stevie Nicks and P. Diddy, even scoring a Grammy nod along
When Nada and Nordstrom came together in 2007, the chemistry was
instant and the music was colossal. The group signed to Switch’s
Dubsided label where their debut debut EP, “Pussy,” immediately topped the charts on Beatport. Since then, Nadastrom have produced tracks for a slew of artists, including Kid Sister, and have done remixes for Kid Cudi, Benny Benassi, Christina Aguilera, Waka Flocka Flame, the Death Set and Alex Clare.
In 2010, the duo relocated from Washington to Los Angeles and hit the road, performing at the biggest festivals in dance music, including Australia’s Creamfields festival with Deadmau5, the Disco Biscuits’ Camp Bisco festival, Bass Island with Bassnectar, the Mad Decent Block Party with Major Lazer and the HARD Festival in Los Angeles with Ducksauce, Chromeo, BoysNoize and Odd Future. This fall, Nadastrom joins Skrillex and 12th Planet for more than 50 nights on the hotly anticipated Mothership Tour.
Meantime, Moombahton has become a movement of its own, with Nadastrom serving as the genre’s leading ambassadors. Diplo’s Mad Decent label dropped the acclaimed compilation “Dave Nada presents Blow Your Head Vol. 2: Moombahton” in May and Scion released Nadastrom’s Moombahton EP “El Baile Diabluma” this fall.
“There are never any rules,” says Nada of the duo’s approach. “And
Moombahton helped us realize that even more.”
Genre: Moombahton, Dub, BASS
SABO is a Dj internationally known for the last 15 years for his signature ‘funky music to make you feel good’ style, which is a rhythmic combination of House, Moombahton, Tropical Bass, Latin, Brazilian, Afrobeat, Disco, Reggae, Cumbia, Dub, Miami Bass, Hip Hop, Funk and Soul. SABO was nominated in 2006 to URB’s ‘Next 100’, and has also been featured and mentioned on popular websites and in magazines like Rolling Stone, The Fader, XLR8R, Generation Bass, Frank 151, Groovailizacion, Mundovibe, RE:UP, and Ghetto BassQuake. SABO recently relocated to Los Angeles after 11 years in New York City managing the Lower East Side’s staple record store, Turntable Lab, as well as holding residencies at Turntables on the Hudson, Bembe, Cielo, The Standard Hotel, Submercer, Sweet n Low, Nublu, and a monthly Global Beats radio show on 91.5 FM. SABO has performed with international artists Erykah Badu, Sting, The Black Eyed Peas, Chromeo, Chico Mann, Yerba Buena, Brazilian Girls, Antibalas, The Pimps of Joytime, Forro in the Dark, Si*Se, and The Herbaliser. As a music producer for the last 7 years, SABO established his own independent label, Sol*Selectas, where he has released 16 Eps, two 12” EPs on DJ Nickodemus’ Wonderwheel Recordings, a 6 song EP on nu-cumbia label Bersa Discos, and a full album co-produced by Zeb, called ‘Global Warmbeats’ on Irma Records. He has remixed and collaborated on music for artists such Dennis Ferrer, Gregor Salto, Nadastrom, Daniel Haaksman, J-Boogie, Nickodemus, Los Monos, Pacha Massive Sound System, Balkan Beat Box, Los Empresarios, and DJ Sun. In 2010, SABO established himself as one of the pioneering producers for a new genre called Moombahton. With mentions in magazines such as Nylon, Rolling Stone, MixMag, and Spin, he then created the monthly party Moombahton Massive with creator Dave Nada, released 4 free EPs, and has over 20 remixes available for free download on his http://soundcloud.com/djsabo page.
Local Support (Main Room):
John Lightner, also one half of cidlix, has been producing and dreaming up music ever since middle school. While journeying through the years he opened for artists like Mayhem and Borgore, as well as played at festivals such as Underground Sound and Schwagstock. To him music is more than a melody, more than a rhythm. It’s an exhilarating organization of sound and frequencies that tells the listener how to dance, how to feel, even how to think. Constructing sets filled with waves of exciting sounds and a grand assortment of genres, prepare yourself for the auxiliary experience.
Baytron is a DJ/Emcee/Vocalist/Producer/HumanBeing out of Alton, IL representing for the St. Louis and Midwest underground music scene. Baytron’s wide array of track selection and incomparable ear for music always keeps the crowd going crazy. Let us not forget his love and passion for hip hop and emceeing. With a mixtape to be released soon, Baytron is well on his way to a takeover…
Imza is a multi-genre style-smashing beast of electronic dance music, From vinyl to CD and now performing on a JazzMutant Lemur, Imza’s high-energy speaker pounding sounds are heard all over St. Louis, anime conventions such as NatsuCon and AnimeStL, and as far as Ohio, Chicago, and Japan. Known for his remixes of M-Project, Kingdom Hearts, TeddyLoid, and video game themes, it won’t be possible to leave the dancefloor of BPM sweeps from this attention deficit next level scream machine.
Kosher + VicDamone
A Dj since he age of 16, kosher has played all over STL. But once he found electronic dance music, there was no turning back. Influenced with the sounds of electro house, breaks, tech house, and club remixes. Prepare to Dance your ass off to an all around, feel good beat. You can also hear kosher Dj on 105.7 the point every Friday through Sunday under his real name Loren.
Hailing from St. Louis, MO, VicDamone first experienced the St. Louis EDM scene in early 2000 and hasn’t turned back since. Picking up his first set of breaks vinyl in 2004 he began his journey to control dance-floors wherever he could…..starting in living-rooms and basements, then on to local bars like Mercury and Urban Lounge, on to being a part of St. Louis’ signature events. With influential artists like Curtis B, Supernaut, Eric Barretta, Simply Jeff and many, many more guiding his breakbeat arsenal, and now starting to explore the world of DnB in its many forms, let it be known that VicDamone is here to unleash a barrage of nasty beats to keep dance-floors packed and rockin.
D-Cupp (B-Day Set)
”DCupp” is a one and only as he takes you on a journey through a wide variety of techno,trance,and progressive house “I wouldn’t call myself a leader. I don’t want to lead people, I want to tempt them, I want to create a new world for them, just for that very small moment, when they are losing themselves in my music. I want to inspire them”
Sweets is Tony Gallo, a Producer/Dj/Promoter living in St. Louis, MO USA. Resident Dj for Sex+STL, Sweets’ live sets consist of funky, bass-infused tracks carefully selected to increase your desire to dance. His Successful monthly party, Smoove!, features fun and energetic djs selected locally and from around the region. In 2005 Gallo started a netlabel, Betamod, to distribute a diverse selection of independent electronic music for free download. Betamod continues to be vital part of the netlabel community. Gallo has been producing music and djing for over 10 years and his productions cover many genres including electro, 8-bit, and moombahton. His “moombahbooty” remixes of classic 90′s booty house tracks have been blowing up the blog-o-sphere the past two months. Sweets has opened for acts such as Mike Snow, Sazon Booya, OTT, Tim Zawada and many more.
Hailing from the beautiful St. Louis Missouri, DJ MedusA (Megan Jennifer Knollhoff) has always displayed a profound passion for music and fine arts. Once she began attending the University of Missouri-Columbia, she was introduced to Dubstep and immediately was mesmerized by the bass-heavy scene. MedusA played her first live set just a short time ago, and has already shared the stage with well endowed artists including Antiserum, Getter, Knight Riderz, RandomRab, Ill-Esha, Spankalicious, and Unlimited Aspect. This sorority girl and business student by day transforms into a beautiful and adored Dubstep Goddess by night, letting the Midwest scene know that MedusA is not a force to be reckoned with.
Old Rock House
1200 South 7th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Doors/Show @ 9P