The summer is coming to an end and the boys at randomreason are bringing you one last outdoor banger. Featuring the talents of Insideout, co-founder of clink records NYC and Detroit house legend Delano smith. This will be nothing but proper from top to bottom. With banging ass sound and a gorgeous indoor/outdoor venue complete with fire pits ,bbq and shameless shenanigans. See you on the battle field!
Grant Aaron, aka Insideout, is co-owner of and recording artist on Clink Recordings. Grant began DJing in 1997, mainly influenced by the striped down sounds of Daniel Bell, Plastikman and Mike Ink. It didn't take long for those influences to persuade him to move from behind the decks to the studio. His first original sounds came in the form of Ambient and Experimental with a full length album titled, Embrace. This was released on his experimental net-label, Lifeform Project, which he started with several producers from his hometown of Atlanta. That was just the beginning.
With the International response and success of the net label, Grant realized his personal longing to progress his musical ideas even further. He relocated to Brooklyn, New York, and teamed up with close friend, DJ and producer, Camea. Clink Recordings was born in late 2005. They have since released a catalogue of very successful solo and collaborative EP's from NY artists Afternoon Coffee Boys, Tim Xavier, Tony Rohr, Camea, Insideout, Ambivalent, Adultnapper and Elon. His collaborative debut with Camea, Nothing Shocking/Azimuth (Clink 002), was a hit and played by artists such as Richie Hawtin, Magda and Adam Beyer. So far in 2009 he has remixes on Camea's highly acclaimed "Happy Ending" EP, as well as Miro Pajic's "Forgotten Words" EP for Lazerslut. As a solo artist, Grant's production combines the influences of modern minimal techno and the basic fundamentals of this genre: intricate percussive programming, dark atmospherics and an irresistible cavernous bounce.
In recent years, Grant has meticulously created a following and demand for his deep, conceptual DJ sets. He rotates regular gigs in South America, North America and Europe, and is a New York after-hours favorite. An avid music collector, Grant is consistent and explores the new trends and sounds within this genre, and it is guaranteed he will always have the latest and greatest ideas embedded within his performances. His live and dj shows are an array of influences and keep the floor moving from start to finish.
Delano Smith was one of the first ‘mobile DJs’ in a city that embraced DJ culture early on, before Music Stores sold more turntables than guitars. Emerging as one of the top progressive DJs in Detroit during the 80s, alongside the legendary Ken Collier (RIP), Smith mastered the art form while playing the underground and club parties that set the stage for today’s global party circuit. After taking time off from Djing in the 90s to pursue personal interests, Smith began playing events again after receiving numerous requests from promoters. Smith began producing music in 2002 and released his first track, “Tribunal of Souls” on Psychostasia Recordings. Later that year, his successful contribution to the internationally recognized Detroit Beatdown Vol. 1 on Third Ear Recordings inspired him to launch his own label to bring his music, along with other artists, to the global house community.