Line-up /Random Movement, Focus, Mixmaster Doc, Saburuko, Dave Shichman
Direct Drive and Driven AM present:
Saturday, March 8th 2008
A Special 3 DJ Performance with Live Elements featuring:
RANDOM MOVEMENT +NYC Debut+
(Bassbin | Innerground | Bingo | Creative Source | Liquid V)
Random Movement began as two people, Jack Sheets (DJ Shapeshifter), and Mike Richards (Insert, later known as mjr). Mikes exposure to the drum & bass genre was solidified by Jack's wide variety of music, and Mikes ongoing study as a musician was pushed even further into the world of electronic music. Jack had been DJ'ing steadily for 7 years, becoming well-established in the mid-west United States. His skill, combined with Mikes musical as well as technical expertise in the IDM/Industrial/Jazz/Soul & Funk music genres seemed to form a perfect blend of production capabilities, as well as a deeply bonded friendship.
After a few months of tweaking, the sound they were going for was beginning to gel, and their first demo cd eventually ended up in Dara's hands. Not even a week had passed before Breakbeat Science came knocking on their door, and the boys realized that they really had something going for them. Half a year later, after much turmoil in both their personal lives, "Stars in the Dark" was made, and quickly picked up by Rohan of Bassbin, along with several other tracks, and the ball really began rolling for the two of them.
Shortly after the songs had been picked up by Rohan, the relationship between Mike and Jack had begun to strain their friendship, and it was agreed that it would be best if Jack opted to leave the project. Mike was then left to take up the reigns of the project, which, on the creative/musical side, he had held the captains seat from the beginning. The music of Random Movement had become even more finely tuned, and singles were being picked up by labels such as Innerground, Creative Source, Liquid V, Bingo, Progress, Timeless, Zeropoint, and most recently Nu Directions. Collaborations between Mike and Focus (formerly of Basic Operations) have landed record deals with Bingo and Innerground as well.
Mikes natural tendency has been to play out doing a live set, incorporating his near-25 years of musical experience into both a technical and uplifting soulful performance, jamming riffs on keys as well as sequencing his own material live. He has also managed to slide comfortably into the role as DJ, playing in various places across the states. His loose-swinging, deep and soulful vibes take most club goers onto his own personal journey of introspection and enlightenment, commanding music appreciators both new and old to turn their heads. Playing everything from classics to brand new gems, the Random Movement DJ set seems to touch all in the crowd thru out the night.
Mike is currently working on a number of releases with Innerground among many others being kept under raps for now. Random Movement Radio will be launching on Bassdrive.com at the end of August/early September 2007 every Wednesday from 5-8 CMT, and will offer a wide range of music mostly related to the Drum n' Bass genre, but don't be surprised if the program ventures out into other realms. Expect to hear new guest artists weekly as well as gear reviews, contests, recording tips, and other dialog that would interest a wider range of listeners. Random Movement collaborations will continue to hit a broader spectrum of artists such as Alix Perez, Redeyes, Atlantic Connection, Chino, and more musicians on the soulful tip. He is still sampling away from his vinyl collection, as well as writing new music daily, and hopes to have a whole host of new singles on various labels around the globe. Don't miss this NYC Debut of one of the best US producers in DnB right now!
(Innerground | Bingo | Creative Source| Metalheadz | Resolute | Nu Directions | Gasm | Basic Operations)
One of the true Renaissance men of drum and bass. Considered by many to be a dj for djs as well as a principal promoter and accredited producer as ½ of the renowned Basic Operations and his further collaborations. Look out for forthcoming projects on Innerground with Random Movement "Shattered Dreams", on Creative Source by way of Mixmaster Doc "1st Keck", as well as a new Bingo Beats release with Lomax "5 Weeks", and a colossal colab for Metalheadz with Mason, Dstar & Infiltrata "Burgundy". His Current product has been getting support by all the heavy hitters like Marky, Zinc, Goldie and LTJ Bukem as well as continuous radio play on the BBC on Fabio, Flight, Bailey, LDouble and Crissy Criss's shows.
(31 Records | Creative Source | Mac 2 | Horizons | Sidechain | Driven AM)
Popping on to the international Drum and Bass scene seemingly over night, Mixmaster Doc has gained the support from a who's who list of the industries leading dons with major respect coming from the original "Doc" himself Doc Scott. This landed Mixmaster Doc a debut 12in on the illustrious 31 records. With tracks "My tongue is poison" and "Trip" he has burst on the BBC play lists and gained respect from others in the drum and bass acclaimed community such as Fabio, Bailey and Flight who have his music on regular rotation in there shows. In addition he has forthcoming releases on Creative Source and renowned Dj Randall's, Mac 2 imprint.
Alongside Direct Drive Residents:
(Horizons Music | Future Thinkin | Integral | Cyber Groove)
One duo that is slowly but surely making their mark on the DnB scene worldwide is known as "Saburuko". Representing Brooklyn, NY, by way of the UK, Russell Knight and Edward Parker are currently signed exclusively to the Horizons Music Group. Having spent their formative years back in their respective homes of Scotland and Wales they take over 2 decades of DJ and production experience to critical acclaim the world over. To date they continue to go from strength to strength receiving multiple airplays on both the major radio stations and a host of internet shows. So far support has come from A-Listers such as Fabio & Grooverider, Doc Scott, DJ Lee, Marcus Intalex, LTJ Bukem, Nookie, DJ Flight, Digital, Amit, D- Bridge, Marky, Artificial Intelligence, Influx UK, Bryan Gee, JJ Frost and Outrage so it's no wonder these guys are being tipped for huge things in 2007 and beyond. With a rich and diverse musical background that is clearly evident in their productions it is claimed the ear they have for melody, mood and atmosphere is not seen in one set group. Evidence of this can be heard in their lead off release on Horizons, the Boro Park EP, featuring 4 tracks ranging in styles it is a perfect primer to the sound that is Saburuko: multi-faceted, deep, emotional and real. Hot on the back of their hugely acclaimed first release are promoters requesting their talents in Europe and across the USA culminating in numerous DJ performances at the 2007 Miami Winter Music Conference. On the production tip, Saburuko have also been remixing and collaborating with such names as Insight, Bachelors of Science, Sabre, Hobzee, Soulmatic, Stunna and Amaning to name but a few. This will see releases on Horizons, Crisis and Progress Ltd. 2007 will also see the Horizons "Exclusive" artists release tracks on Future Thinkin and Integral.
(Direct Drive | Driven AM | Let It Roll | NYC)
Passionate and motivated by music, Dave is a known and respected contributor to the NYC DnB scene. For the Last 4 years Dave has been part of NYC's legendary Saturday Night DnB party 'Direct Drive' as a Resident Dj, Promoter and Events Planner. Dave began Djing 1997 and has been producing DnB since 2004. Recently Dave's sets have been described as deep, melodic, minimal, and funky with a lean towards the Dancefloor. Dave has preformed live in 8 States while having the honor of playing alongside major names in DnB including Calibre, London Elektricity (2x), High Contrast, Grooverider, Zinc, Commix, SUV, Klute, Chase & Status, Vegas of Bad Company UK, Adam F (2x), Nookie, Bachelors of Science, Dara, DB, Silver, Stakka, Dj Lee, J-Smooth, Reid Speed, Odi, Saburuko, and Mixmaster Doc among others. In 2006 Dave launched Driven AM, the NYC based Artist Management and promotion company which handles bookings for Mixmaster Doc, Raw Q, Bachelors of Science, Datcyde, Dj Seen, Dj Seoul, Dj Strife, and UK talent Nookie. In June 2007 Dave began hosting a monthly DnB event in NYC at Club Midway, showcasing artists from the Driven Artist Management roster as well as the best in local talent. 2008 will see Dave continue to spend hours in his Studio working on DnB. Dave will debut his tracks very soon on Dancefloors all over the east coast.
25 Avenue B (Between 2nd and 3rd st.)
New York, NY 10009
DnB Downstairs from 12-4, $10
Upstairs 10-4 FREE