Groundislava / Jubilee, Rx
If you've seen us rubbing our hands together with glee and/or laughing maniacally recently, it's not because we've found the fountain of youth, although our Negroni bar certainly does do wonders...no, it's because we are so happy and proud to be bringing Groundislava to Glasslands. His last show with us was a banger and a half and we can expect the same and more this time around because we've only gone and added 5 or 6 lasers to the mix!
Not to mention, OPEN REYKA VODKA BAR 12:30 - 1:00am
Groundislava is a Glitch-Hop / 8-bit artist from Mar Vista, California. He combines off-timed drums and wavy synthesis with a video-game type atmosphere. Groundislava is in collaboration with artists such as; Shlohmo and Young Montana? on his newly released LP entitled â€œGroundislavaâ€.
Though now splitting her time between Miami and Brooklyn, XLR8Râ€™s â€œartist to watchâ€ Jubilee will always be Brooklynâ€™s bass sweetheart. Known for her rambunctious combination of upfront bass music, UK house, and tropical flavors, she has become a surefire remedy for ailing dancefloors around the globe.
Co-opting her name from the X-Men character who shot fireworks out of her hands, Jubilee works similar magic when she steps into the DJ booth.â€¨â€¨ But sheâ€™s also simply Jess, the one-time South Florida raver who grew up obsessively listening to Miami bass on the radio and dancing the night away at underground breaks parties. After making the move to NYC, she quickly infiltrated the DJ circuit and began turning heads with her knowledge of all things bass.
Itâ€™s the sweet mix of underground bass and tropical vibes that brings Jubilee from clubs and warehouse parties to the comfort of your own home. Her radio show Fireworks, on both Brooklyn Radio and Electric Soundstage (iHeartRadioâ€™s new electronic station), continuously features fellow global producers such as Sinden, Bok Bok, Mike Q, and Star Eyes. Prior to Fireworks, she has DJed on East Village Radio and put together well received guest mixes for â€œThe Mix Upâ€ on Australiaâ€™s Triple J Radio and XLR8R Magazineâ€™s esteemed podcast series.
You can also find Jubilee on the production end of things as one half of Bassanovva, a project with Canadian producer Grahmzilla (previously of Thunderheist). The duoâ€™s debut EP, Chicken Lover, dropped this past November on Sindenâ€™s Grizzly label.â€¨â€¨ Be sure to also check out her Paypur EP with Udachi for the Nightshifters label, an imprint she runs with Jason Forrest (a.k.a. Dj Donna Summer). These days we have also seen official Jubilee remixes for some of the most buzzed about artists- Cubic Zirconia (with Proper Villians), Canblaster, and Creep (with Star Eyes).
As if thatâ€™s not enough, Jubilee also puts on the infamous Flashing Lights party (with Nick Catchdubs and DJ Ayres); named Best New Party at the Paper Magazine 2010 Nightlife Awards.â€¨â€¨ Critical recognition is no stranger to Jess- in 2009, Sasha Frere-Jones invited her to perform at the New Yorker Festivalâ€”she was the only DJ on the bill. Jubilee regularly DJs throughout the US and Europe, and you will be sure to see a lot more of her bass-loaded fireworks on both sides of the Atlantic.â€¨
Rx, a Philadelphia-born, Brooklyn-based DJ, mixes inspiration from the underground of his hometown and the global scenes of New York, London, Detroit, and Kingston. In his deep and atmospheric cuts, or his high-energy bangers, Rx blends elements of dub, dubstep, hip hop, and techno, bringing quality, forward-thinking music to sound systems worldwide.
In 2009, the underground anthem, â€œMalt Liquorâ€ hit pirate radio stations around the globe. A collaboration with Chae Hawk, the cut was rinsed by dubstep don Plastician and featured on the â€œDubstep LA: Embrace The Renaissance Vol. 1,â€ the first rap/dubstep crossover mixtape.
2010 has been a prolific year for Rx:
Subdepth Records(UK) released two EPs, â€œNew Years Dayâ€ and â€œKaleidoscope Islandâ€.
â€œBumble,â€ a genre-bending, bouncey banger came out on Nightshifters (Berlin).
â€œLet It Spray,â€ a grimey East-meets-West Coast collaboration with LA-based rapper,
Mestizo, was released on Seclusiasis (Philly).
â€œConcussions,â€ a rap meets dubstep EP released on Abstract Logic Recordings (Atlanta).
In 2011 he produced an album for Philadelphia rapper DaQuan called â€œThe W.A.R.: Warrior Art Rebel,â€ released a collaboration EP with DMC world champion DJ Shiftee â€œSpace Ace,â€ and remixed NYC artists Hooray For Earth, Mr. Muthafuckinâ€™ eXquire and The Death Set.
Other Rx remixes include Jupiter One, A Place To Bury Strangers and French Horn Rebellion. His debut full length album is out now on Made In Glitch.
No sub woofer will be safe from an Rx party.