National Underground is a split-level venue in the former location of Martignetti's Liquors, found in Manhattan's Lower East Side in New York City.
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You like it dark and real serious...
For this event, Twice as Proper showcases the best of Boston's local techno talent. We proudly present Beat Development, a dj duo consisting of Monktec & Nitekrawla who have been devastating dance floors for over a decade and are established producers on many labels. For this show we felt the desire to also invite Boston's native own GruvMuzik staple DJ Stephen Eaves for a Boston night in NYC!
The Monktec story:
Craft studies and researches new dark original producers every month for his selections and discovered Monktec via Soundcloud. After exchanging a few messages and sharing each other's productions, Craft and Monktec began playing many of each other's tracks during their club performances in September 2011. Just a short time passed and they decided to collaborate on music productions by remixing eachother's music, with the first release being "Craft - The Bitch I Love (Monktec remix)" coming out January 9th 2012 exclusively on Beatport on Ill Bomb Records. The EP includes Craft's original version with 5 remixes by Derek Marin, Monktec, Duckhunter, Owen Sands and Justin Kase!
So for this first 2012 event back in NYC's favorite dark underground basement we will show up with the most serious dark dirty hard pumpin' bangin' techno beats for an 8-hour sick event. National Underground basement is any Dj's favorite place to rip it and tear it up Proper while you dance, drink, socialize, dream or whatever you do in that dark underground basement club. Experience this live dj performance show and feel raw bass propelled out of the proper "TurboSound" system installment. The club has upgraded its dj booth, instaled a lighting system and smoke machines. 2011 was amazing for Craft & Shadi with more tours in various US cities such as Detroit, Boston and DC, radio shows, podcasts as well as many releases. 2010 had already brought International tours in 5 countries (USA, Italy, Egypt, Mexico, Costa Rica), international radio shows, podcasts, music productions, TV coverage (Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica), soundcloud recordings listened to in now 84 countries, new fans and friends.
7 hours of Proper underground techno:
- CRAFT (Twice as Proper / Party People)
- SHADI (Twice as Proper / Party People)
- MONKTEC (Beat Development - Boston)
- NITEKRAWLA (Beat Development - Boston)
- STEPHEN EAVES (GruvMuzik)
We promise to rip it Proper. No crap.
- Beat Development (Monktec & Nitekrawla):
This is a collaboration project between Monktec and Nitekrawla. What started as a friendship built around similar tastes in music over a decade ago has evolved into a bond based upon it. While working their 9-5 one day Monktec & Nitekrawla were introduced to each other while on a coffee break. Once introduced it was clear to the two of them that they had already crossed pathes somewhere along the line but couldn't quite put their fingers on the when, where or how. It wasn't long befor the conversation of music had come up it was at this time that they realized that their taste in music was not that far off from each other and that they enjoyed many of the same dj's and producers. The only thing left to do now was to swap a couple of cd's and see who had the dopest beats. Over the next year their friendship grew, through the sharing of music. How ever it wouldn't be until almost two years later that they would get to jam togeather unexpectedly at another friends house. It was at this point that they new it was time that they started some kind of collaboration between the two of them. Over a decade has passed since these two have crossed paths and in that time each has established themself both on the decks and in the lab as individual artists and as a collaboration. Now playing together for the better part of ten years as Beat Development. Monkteck and NiteKrawla continue feeding off of each others energy, as they drop an assortment of minimal and techno grooves that is sure to move dance floors.
Monktec - Beat Development (Boston):
Born and raised in Boston, Ma. Jason Donnaruma (aka Monktec) discovered electronic music in his early twenties. After strictly DJing for a few years, he took the next logical step by beginning to produce his own music . Monktec focused his attention on percussive programming, dubby basslines and dark atmospheres. By expressing a tireless work ethic in the studio Monktec was noticed by several labels that he remixed for and also made a few original productions. 2011 was an amazing year and 2012 is looking great already.
NiteKrawla a.k.a. Anthony E - Beat Development (Boston):
Born at the end of the disco era in the late 70â€™s NiteKrawla a.k.a.
Anthony E was brought up during the birth of house music in the 80â€™s. Even though he would not be introduced this new style of music until his early teen years in the early to mid 90â€™s. Once introduced he realized this new and fresh
style of music would put a grip on him that would develop into a passion for music. Frustrated by the lack of originality in mainstream music and influenced by this new style of music he began dj-ing as an outlet for self expression in his teen years long before ever being able to step foot in a night club and experience the scene first hand. By the end of his teen years and into his 20â€™s he found himself throwing â€œmainstreamâ€ music and its remixes out the window and playing underground grooves exclusively. Now into his early 30â€™s and dj-ing for more than half of his life he still continues to play hard
edgy underground grooves that control dance floors.
"Twice as Proper" and their founders:
Twice as Proper is a New York City Based Underground Techno Events organization. Shadi & Craft co-created the movement "Twice as Sweet" which then became "Twice as Proper Sessions". With an impressive over 200 events and counting, it is now well established in the NYC underground techno scene. 2012 will be the 5th year, and with quite an illustrious list of guest DJ bookings in venues across Manhattan & Brooklyn, there is always something exciting and different to expect from the events. In 2010, Twice as Proper hosted 8 events in Playa del Carmen (Mexico) during the winter, while keeping regular NYC events alive as always. 2011 was fantastic for the two artists bringing International tours in 5 countries (USA, Italy, Egypt, Mexico, Costa Rica), international radio shows, podcasts, music productions, TV coverage (Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica), TV coverage, soundcloud recordings listened to in over 84 countries, new fans and friends. Craft & Shadi have been a DJ duo since 1994 on those legendary Technics 1200's. Then followed the years of CDJ technology and mixers with effects, always keeping it dark, deep, dirty real serious. They now often perform live mixes with the ultimate Xponent controller, with many built-in live effects. They go on with explosive sets, chopping' up loops and samples, all while in the mix. The result is always "Massive". Craft & Shadi promise to rip it Proper. No crap.
-Twice as Proper website:
-Twice as Proper Facebook group:
- CRAFT (Daniele Ciocio) - Twice as Proper / Party People
Born in NYC, he bought his technics 1200's & Vestax mixer at age 14 with his own savings in 1994. Taught himself the skill of beat matching and studied the art of blending tracks smoothly to perfection with persistence. Began producing music in 1999 done under the name "Craft" or "Craft Music Productions. He dj's on average 5 times per month in the NYC underground scene for his established "Twice as Proper" techno events and other local showcase events. He evolved from the Vinyl-only days to all types of CDjâ€™s, and now often performs live with his all-in-one DJ workstation M-Audio Torq Xponent. In 2010, Craft traveled to Europe for his Italy Dj tour in various cities (Milan, Rome, Terracina), then experienced an incredible Costa Rica DJ Tour with Dj Onda Skillet covered by much media attention (major radio, TV and internet), and ended the year by hosting 8 Twice as Proper events in different venues in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. In 2011, Craft performed on the main stage at "The Works" during DEMF/Movement 2011 (Detroit techno festival), as well as Washington DCâ€™s Funxion and Sweet Spot clubs, Bostonâ€™s famous Rise afterhours club. He has been approached by many labels for tracks by now released on 7 labels based in 4 countries (USA, UK, Germany and Malta), with others scheduled early 2012. Craft co-created the NYC movement "Twice as Sweet" with Shadi which then became "Twice as Proper Sessions" with an impressive over 200 events and counting in the past 5 years since 2007, hosting an illustrious list of guest DJ bookings. Also, Craft created and designed the "Party People" T-Shirt which has a history of its own...
- Craft live Dj sets recorded around the world:
- Craft Music Productions:
-Facebook CRAFT FAN PAGE:
Featured Events & organizations:
- Twice as Proper Sessions
- Rite of Wednesdays
- Moment Um
- Locals NYC
- Set Artists
- I Love Italian Dj's NYC
Guest mix Radio shows & podcasts:
- Mocean District â€“ radio show
- East Village Radio - Future music â€“ radio show
- ClubbersGuideNewYork â€“ Guest mix
- Bacteria Records Podcast
- Locals NYC Podcast
- The Conduit â€“Podcast
- Uberkontrol Records
- Faucet Music
- Subtrack Records
- ill Bomb Records
- Freitag Limited
- Hidden Recordings
- Gee Records
- Bacteria Records
- Dusk Recordings
- SHADI (Shadi Elrazaz) - Twice as Proper / Party People
Born in Cairo, Egypt....raised in NYC from age 12, where he met up with his mentor and friend Daniele Ciocio (Dj Craft), who helped him manipulate vinyl ...and sound through a mixer. Flash forward to December !999, Twilo, Sasha and digweed & Mitsubishi = Lifelong Sound Obsession.
Currently Shadi is actively Running The New York City Based Underground Techno Events & Movment "Twice As Proper" With his Musical Partner Dj Craft Who together co-created the movement "Twice as Sweet" which then merged with Los Franzetti's "Proper Sessions" resulting in "Twice as Proper Sessions" with an impressive over 200 events and counting in the past 4 years alone with quite an illustrious list of guest DJ bookings.
Along the way residencies at Mark Cafe With the Buyrum Crew, leading up to many more good friends and amazing musician party people like Lance Jordan, Amos Damon ( Dj Fame), Adam Collins, Francis Harris, Connie, Elon, Taimur & Fahad, Steven Letigre, and many more over the span of many New York City Venues such as Sullivan Room, Bar 13, Cielo, Rebel, Le Souk, Porch, Crudo, Boom, Stay, VDP & Afterhours everywhere....
- Shadi's live Dj sets recorded around the world on SoundCloud:
- SHADI FAN PAGE:
Stephen Eaves (GruvMuzik):
From an early upbringing in southern New Hampshire and the noise and sounds that is the natural underlying beauty of New England, when Stephen Eaves was exposed for the first time to music, he fell for the sweetness of a deep bass line. He could not resist the temptation of his new love and had to share his eclectic sense and attunement to what makes the ear, heart and soul move. From that point, eight years ago, he started playing. Yes, playing! That is what music is to Stephen, although he takes his playing quite seriously. He started playing out in Boston, influenced by dj Craig Mitchell, and with fellow music playmates djâ€™s Brienne, Jay Prouty and Will Monotone, all whom were vital in his education, exposure and evolution into whom he is now. Stephen left Boston and relocated to NYC where he quickly immersed himself into the mechanics of the underground music movement. He is involved in playing and promoting his own parties â€œJust Play!â€ and â€œMoment Umâ€ as well as with various parties, events and showcases around the City from his relationship with Matias Jofre of (S)InnerScene, Craft from â€œTwice as Properâ€ and his own GruvMuzik brand. He now brings to the forefront his own odd genre of innovative music sets deriving from his early roots in progressive housebeats which have lead him down the road to what is a deeper level of visionary techno. Just music. â€œJust Playâ€.
We are offering thanks for the continued support of our NYC people and those who will be coming in from Boston, DC and elsewhere: FREE admission wearing your Party People t-shirt!
Twice as Proper - National Underground
Friday January 27th, 2012
$5 before 1am, $10 after
FREE admission wearing your Party People t-shirt!
159 E Houston street, NYC
Check out the Twice as Proper website:
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