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Matt Rissi (Solar Cathedral Recordings)
The words "Iowa" & "Techno" can hardly be muttered in the same paragraph without mentioning the name Matt Rissi. Over the course of the last 15 years he's solidified himself as one of the cornerstones of Iowa's great electronic music movement through his collaborative event promotions & gigantic sound system installations, world class guest DJ line ups, his "Solar Cathedral Recordings" digital imprint, & most importantly through his own explosive performances.
Few people can say that they've drawn an international spotlight to Iowa by hosting the most respected DJ's on the planet only to steal the show with their own jaw dropping techno sets rendering their audiences speechless. These unforgettable experiences have helped to shuttle Matt all over the country, performing in front of hundreds and sometimes thousands of screaming fans, while cementing Iowa's place on the national techno map as somewhere that is most definitely not to be overlooked. His solo performances boast an uncompromising technical ability to flawlessly seam blistering palettes of dance floor color with the energy of a live crowd in a way that is nothing short of completely captivating.
The summer of 2010 marks the beginning of a new chapter for Matt as he dives into performing in a 100% digital format utilizing the most cutting edge dance music technology to date. He's now empowered with the ability to induce live & "on-the-fly" looping, splicing, editing, remixing & layering to deliver a unique set hand crafted solely for the moment without any possibility of future replication. The future is now & this midwestern contender is here to show us the possibilities of a dance floor journey without boundaries, restrictions or rules.
Little Aaron (Loud+Clear-Black)
Launching his DJ career from the trenches of the mid-90s rave scene, Little Aaron has developed a unique style and deep track collection that provide a foundation for fusing ‘classic’ with innovation.
Aaron's layered blend of techno, house and acid has worked crowds from Chicago to Portland, San Diego to Detroitand his enthusiasm is often contagious. Fist pumping and yelling starts behind decks but ends on the dance floor.
Followers appreciate his taste for strong track selection, and Aaron’s standout mixing skills are both artistic and world class.
Never forgetting that having fun is the reason he began mixing, Aaron is committed to intensity in his sets and places a premium on creating an unforgettable crowd experience.