Woot! It's a DEMO SWAP!!
“WTF is that?” you ask. OK, we'll let you in on the secret-it's a hyped-up networking event, except there's booze, producers, label owners, audio engineers, and supremely excellent music on board from local sensations Protman and Bounte. Also there is booze-as much booze as you deem necessary to aid in proper social navigation and which your wallet can support and aid in a cab ride back home. Here's an even better sound-bite: “An industry night that doubles as a balls-out fun party.” We've even pushed it back a week from normal Ramp nights (Tuesday, July 17th) so that you have more time to tell your friends and drag them along.
We'll let you in for a reduced cover ($2 instead of $5) if you're a musician / producer / 2d-designer / visualist who brings a stack of demos / web-folios / 3d-excursions / DVDs / etc, who gives them away through the night. We hope you'll walk out with an equally large stack of CDRs, DVDs and biz cards, but that last bit of initiative is up to you. We've assembled the right people and slapped name tags on (many of) them, so now you get to go chat with them, have fun, and hopefully advance your career (and hey, there's booze, remember? That makes it easier to approach strangers).
But it's not nearly as socially awkward and lame as all those “networking” events you get evites to at your day-job email address. We've got an excellent soundtrack provided by Protman, a local electronic magician who's most recently been throwing down low-fi samples with the computer band K-Rad, and a live set by Bounte, another Chicago native who's been busy blurring the lines between intelligent dance music, hip-hop, rock, jazz, and classical, but with a credible feel.
And, as always with the Ramp Chicago nights, you'll have the comfort of knowing that Emulsion will be at your side with his ambient, IDM and electro to fill in the gaps, and that Liz Revision will be on hand to fulfill your need for quirky, glitched-out melodic electronics and weird techno.
Trade your musical & audio demos or just biz cards at this not-lame networking part featuring video-game electronic magician Protman and electro (tr)hip – hop producer Bounte. Residents Emulsion and Liz Revision fill in with ambient, IDM, electro and quirky, glitchy techno. Live visuals from Psonikadia (UK) and Spiderback.