Ganja White Night w/ Caspa, Dirt Monkey, & Subtronics at Electric Factory
Thursday, February 15th, 2018
All Ages | Doors: 7PM | Show: 8PM
Ganja White Night
Belgian bass duo Ganja White Night is quickly setting the tone for the bass community around the globe. Members Benjamin “Bamby” Bayeul & Charlie “Erwan” Dodson continue to make waves in the electronic community with their iconic Wobble sound. With their live ensemble, the duo is able to express themselves more freely during live performances creating a truly captivating experience.
Growing up in the humble town of Mons Belgium, the duo was in a way sheltered from the music industry of the United States allowing them to create a honest & unique sound of their own. With their musical roots ranging from early UK bass sounds to the reggae vibes, Ganja White Night has twisted together their influences and spit out something truly fresh.
After a near decade deep discography, Ganja White Night struck a cord with their Mr Wobble LP release cementing their iconic Wobble sound. Centered around the idea of creating their own mini universe, the duo teamed up with Ebo, a famous Belgium street artist to bring their concepts & vision alive.
With the debut of Wobble Master & LFO Requiem full animated music videos in 2016, the story of Mr Wobble was birthed. Drawing similarities to the visual aspect of the Gorrilaz and their unique style of telling a story through their music, the duo plans to continue exploring their own universe.
Only time will tell how big this universe is!
UK bass pioneer, DJ, label owner, ex-pro basketball player, straight talking dubstep champion, dopest ghost: Caspa can be introduced in many ways. But the best is through his beats. His decade-deep discography has dented dances since dubstep's earliest chapters. Over three studio albums, four mix compilations, 30+ singles and many high-profile remixes including Depeche Mode, The Prodigy, Deadmau5, Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia, Grand Puba, Ludacris, Miike Snow and TC, his precision heavyweight productions have been released on eminent labels such as Digital Soundboy and Tempa as well as his own influential imprints DubPolice and Subsoldiers. Both iconic dubstep brands that have played a major role in the worldwide dubstep phenomenon and boasted the earliest work of some of the scene's most respected creative artists like L-Wiz, Subscape, The Others, Emalkay and Caspa's partner in grime Rusko.
DJ-wise he's just as renowned: West London to Cape Town via USA, Australia, India and beyond, Caspa demonstrates how uncompromised club dynamics can work from some of the world's most iconic festival stages (Glastonbury, Sonar, EDC Vegas, Dour Festival) to some of the world's most respected club institutions such as Fabric whose mix CD series featured his and Rusko's era-defining, generation-inspiring 'Fabriclive 37' album.
Fast forward: Caspa continues to innovate at the heart of UK bass culture. From 2014's lean, molten back-to-basics '500' concept to 2017's sub-stacked 'Vibrations' series by way of his and Rusko's rule-wrecking slew of genre-burning EPs and well into the future, Caspa continues to push the music he lives his life for in many ways. But the best has yet to come.
Dirt Monkey, aka Patrick Megeath, has carved his uplifting, bouncy, and unique sounds within the Denver, Colorado dubstep scene and has gained international acknowledgement with his punchy and playful sound design. His tracks have gained support and captivated audiences via many pioneers, such as: Skream, Benga, Rusko, Datsik, Excision, A-Trak, Virtual Riot, Anna Lunoe, Annie Nightingale (BBC Radio 1), Downlink, Ganga White Night, and Protohype. Dirt Monkey’s Remix of Rusko’s “Woo Boost” has recently hit the world by storm, was released on Subcarbon Records, and to top it all off, is supported by the don himself, Rusko. Although this eclectic music junky enjoys a wide-variety of music, he has gravitated towards the trippy, crisp sounds of IDM and the wonky, high-energy sounds of old school dubstep and strives to fuse the two together.
He has worked with a wide-variety of artists including: DMVU, Space Jesus, Illenium, Party Wave, Run DMT, AMP Live, and Jantsen. Dirt Monkey has performed at a countless number of breathtaking venues, including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, clubs in France, and Beta Nightclub in Denver, CO (where he has held a residency for the last 5 years). Also, for the past four years, he established and ran the record label, Kairos Audio, with the help of co-founder, Jantsen.
In the future, expect this virtuoso to continue carving a niche that does not exist yet in the music scene and stay on the look out for a 5-song EP coming out in Spring 2017 on one of the most reputable labels in the world. Although, Dirt Monkey is extremely versatile to say the least, his true wobbly greatness will continue a movement within clubs, both boutique and world-class venues, and the colorful festival scene.
Jesse Kardon, better known as Subtronics, is a 24-year-old Philadelphia born dubstep producer specializing in all things robotic. His work is heavily influenced by the likes of Rusko, Skism, Tomba and Downlink, and the collective efforts of the underground dubstep community.Taking on a core group of followers over SoundCloud in the first few years, he has grown exponentially in the past few months, gaining support from a plethora of bass music legends. Subtronic’s signature bouncy yet mechanical sound design is matched by his incredibly recognizable flow, setting him apart from the vast sea of up and coming producers around the world.
Subtronics has recently collaborated with the likes of Uber, MurDa, Ecraze, and Samplifire, adding to his already expansive solo discography, garnering him attention from major labels. This continued growth resulted in one of his most successful collaborations to date in the form of a remix of “Thief” by Ookay which he put together with trap up and comer Bailo. The track was played out at every major festival in the summer of 2016, being supported by the likes of Adventure Club, Knife Party, 12th Planet, and many others. In 2017 Subtronics is set to release several debut EP’s on some of the biggest labels in bass music. There doesn’t seem to be any obstacle imaginable that could slow down this young computer nerds continual rise into bass music glory.