Messinian, Megalodon, Laxx, AKM, Vtron
Ritual has proudly become an icon in the Bay Area dubstep scene. This event is not possible without the music lovers that join us every week. With our humble beginnings in a tiny club, we eventually expanded to the famous Temple Nightclub in San Francisco with beautiful dancing people joining us every Thursday. This is an experience that is fueled by you, and we love you for shaping Ritual in a positive direction. This week, May 31st 2012, we welcome back Messinian and Megalodon, as well as introducing Laxx, AKM and Vtron to the Ritual fam.
Respected by fans far and wide in the Electronic Music/Dance community, Messinian‘s commanding voice and stage presence have brought countless club and festival goers to expect the unexpected. A natural at fusing genres and uniting the masses, Messinian brings a raw emotion and intensity that consistently burns the roof down. His life is all about controlling microphones and turntables in front of wild crowds and taking the energy in the venue to a higher level. Currently residing in North Philadelphia, he was born into a humble upbringing in Los Angeles, California. He never imagined that his passion and drive for music would one day have him performing in front of jam packed audiences around the globe. Armed with a dream and an uncanny ability to sneak into clubs as a teenager, he was performing at major venues up and down the East Coast before he was legally old enough to get into them. With the endless support of his friends and fan base in Philadelphia and a relentless work ethic, his musical path was paved.
With years of constant touring under his belt, Messinian has grown to become an underground veteran, rocking nation-wide tours sponsored by Sony, DC Shoes, URB Magazine, House of Blues, Salem Cigarettes, Rinse Magazine and more. His busy tour schedule has helped him to see the world many times over. Messinian has brought his art form to Japan, South Africa, England, Austria, New Zealand, Serbia, South Korea, Holland, China, Macedonia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Australia, Costa Rica, Canada, Poland, Singapore, Hungary, Switzerland, Venezuela, Lithuania, Belgium, Taiwan, Estonia, and all over the United States in every major city. Aside from touring year-round with various DJs and being the vocalist for his own Pop/Electro/Rap projects, Messinian is the front man for the annual "PLANET OF THE DRUMS TOUR" (AK1200, Dieselboy, Dara, and Messinian). This tour has been packing raves and selling out venues for over 10 years. It is considered the most successful tour in Drum and Bass and it is the longest running electronic music tour ever. He’s performed at the Virgin Music Festival, Area 2 Tour (Moby, Busta Rhymes, David Bowie), Salem Tour (w/ The Roots, Outkast), Playstation 2 Tour, The Coachella Festival, The Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, The Love Parade, The Bassrush festivals, Creamfields and numerous huge festivals in Europe and abroad.
Messinian has been setting dancefloors on fire and touring non-stop as a Dubstep DJ/MC. You can see him nationwide at festivals and clubs spinning high energy Dubstep originals & VIP’s… simultaneously mixing records and hyping it up on the mic to get crowds screaming with their hands in the air. Messinian took the Dubstep world by storm with a streak of hard hitting vocal collaborations with Dubstep heavyweights like Excision, Datsik, Bare, SPL, Number Ni6e, Triage, J. Rabbit, Camo & Krooked, Calvertron, Helicopter Showdown, Hulk, Antiserum, Downlink, Skism, Sluggo, Mark Instinct, Itchy Robot and many more. Messinian’s tracks are getting heavy DJ support from not only North American Dubstep DJ’s, but major Dubstep DJ’s the world over. Messinian is no stranger to the Top 20 Dubstep Charts on Beatport. His collaborations "X-Rated", "Holy Ghost", “All About My Paper”, “Heavy Artillery”, "Heavy Artillery Remix", “Apeshit”, “Girls, Girls”, and “Burn It Up” have all held spots in the Top 20 or Top 10 and he has plenty of Dubstep/Drumstep/DNB anthems with releases scheduled soon. He has been pumping out quality bangers and getting them released on Beatport chart dominating labels such as Mau5trap recordings, Rottun Recordings, EX7 Records, Play Me Records, Subhuman, System recordings, Warner UK, and Hollow Point Recordings. Make sure to look out for Messinian’s solo production and beat making collaborations with artists like Bare, The Upbeats, SPL, and Zardonic in the near future.
A versatile artist, he’s been in the studio creating tracks with world class producers for Dubstep, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, D&B, Electro, Soul, and House projects. Releases include “Mariachi Loco” on Warner UK, “Throw It Away Remix” with electro producers Designer Drugs, the house anthem “Baked From Scratch” with Hatiras and DJ Dan, the Drum and Bass smash hit “Barrier Break” with Dieselboy for Human Imprint, and the Dubstep, politically charged foreward for Evol Intent’s breakthrough album “Era of Diversion”. He’s had his music in platinum selling video games such as Grand Taurismo 4 and also used for Skateboarding/Snowboarding shows on cable networks like Fuel TV. He’s performed live on the biggest radio stations from Johannesburg, South Africa to Eastern Europe to Tokyo, Japan. Messinian is represented by the William Morris Agency, one of the largest and most respected agencies in the world.
With Support from:
****Megalodon (San Francisco/LA)*****
(SIN CITY/ BASSHEAD / SUBWAY / DUBSTAR / SUREFIRE)
(wheel and deal, sin city, subway)
****AKM [San Francisco]****
****Vtron [Sucka Free, San Francisco]****
Drink Special is a shot of Don Julio Blanco + any beer for $10.
~Presented by Irie Cartel~
Ritual BBQ's are back every 4th Thursday for the summer of 2012.
RTUAL WILL NOT BE AT TEMPLE ON JUNE 14TH. WE WILL BE AT A DIFFERENT VENUE FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!
*****If you just turned 21 in the last week, show us your ID and your first drink is on us.*****
Drink Special is a shot of Don Julio Blanco + any beer for $10.
Cash only at the door.
Credit Cards are accepted at the bar but a $20 minimum is required.
Event is at Temple Nightclub (540 Howard St.) in San Francisco every Thursday for the 21+ crowd. Admission is 5 dollars, or free if you are in line before 10pm. We rock from 10pm to 3am. There are no ins and outs.
Artists of any medium are welcome to set up in the destiny lounge downstairs and create during the evening. We have a handful of painters, and artists of various mediums, that bless us every week. Anyone is invited to set up and share their gift with others.
After every Ritual, the Irie Cartel will be making a small donation to the Bay Area chapter of the American Red Cross. The money will go towards the next local disaster similar to the San Bruno explosion, or any upcoming earthquake. For more details on how to make donations please visit the following website. http://www.redcrossbayarea.org/
Backpacks must checked into Coat Check. There are pat downs at the entrance that are targeting weapons, alcohol and items used for graffiti. There will be a machine outside that scans ID's. Your information is not shared with anyone and it is deleted shortly after the night is over. If you would like to read more on the machine and the logistics of its use, please visit the following website http://www.servalldatasystems.com/. We apologize for any inconveniences but we want to ensure your safety.
Here are some details about the venue:
*Drink Special: Shot of Don Julio Blanco + any beer for $10.
*2 Bars open
*After hours venue, we party til 3am.
*Big dance floor
*Big sound system
*Gated smoking area
*Plenty of parking
*Walking distance from BART and Transbay Terminal.
*Near the freeway.
*Water readily available
*No dress code.