Icicle, True Nature, Adred, TankTop, Scalpel
Join us for the NYC debut of Shogun Audio heavyweight Icicle. You MUST RSVP for this event. Read below for full details…
Icicle (Shogun Audio | UK)
Jeroen Snik – aka Icicle – is recognised as one of the most technically advanced and highly-respected producers in electronic music. Mastering tech-funk better than any other, Icicle’s music is graceful yet daring and, without doubt, technically remarkable, tinged with intricate drum patterns reminiscent of Photek and entrancing, enveloping bass-lines à la Jonny L and Optical.
After commanding the attention of the masses with releases on labels such as Shogun Audio, Soul:R, Renegade Hardware and Critical, Icicle made the move from Holland to London in 2008, and now officially reps Shogun Audio. ‘Spartan’, Icicle’s debut on Shogun, broke a musical mould and securely positioned his elaborate engineering skills on the proverbial map.
With bookings in abundance all over the world, Mr Freeze’s sound ventures have kept the listeners anticipating eagerly his every release prompting a dangerously frosty EP on Shogun Audio in 2009 – the ‘Cold Fear’ EP - featuring an ice-cool collaboration ‘Driftwood’ with tech-pioneers, Noisia. Impressively, Icicle’s deep, dark and futuristic dubstep has been fervently received on a global scale and caused groundbreaking responses from the dubstep world, thanks to ‘Minimal Dub’ b/w ‘Xylophobia’ released on Shogun Audio in 2010. There really are no constraints to this producer’s aptitude – nothing short of astonishing.
Even greater news, then, that Icicle’s been working on his debut album ‘Under The Ice’ for Shogun dropping in early 2011. The first release from the LP, ‘Dreadnaught’ b/w ‘Arrows’, is a prime expression of Icicle’s super-human sonic force. Intelligent drum arrangements and mighty blood-warming bass-lines secure him firmly as one of the most flawless and exceptional electronic producers of his day.
TrueNature (Reconstrvct | Brooklyn)
TrueNature was born and raised in Long Island, NY. After studying music as a voice major at the University of Miami, FL, his focus of expression soon switched to percussion and would eventually lead him to India where he has returned several times to study tabla and classical indian music.
Throughout his musical journey, TrueNature has always felt a strong calling towards being a DJ. As his passion and understanding of the original and foundational sounds of dubstep began to grow, the scene in NYC began to subside. As a result, TrueNature soon co-founded the event Reconstrvct with Luke McCann in an attempt to help rebuild the scene in NYC. He currently holds a residency at Reconstrvct alongside Joe Nice, and has opened up for artists such as Vivek, Tunnidge, Bun Zero, Dj G, Lost, Commodo, Jack Sparrow, Lurka, Razor Rekta, Khan, and Pinch.
Adred (Natural Selection | NYC)
Born Adam Baker, son of a musically talented father and artist mother he was destined to be a great musician. Growing up listening to David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Thomas Dolby shaped his love for music at a young age. At the age of 16 Adam first heard Drum and Bass at a rave and wanted to replicate the energy and excitement he witnessed first hand. It wasn’t until years later when he had the opportunity to express it first by DJing. At the age of 20, he bought his first set of turntables and a mixer. Quickly learning and understanding the techniques of mixing music, a year later he was given the opportunity to play out. He knew all along that he wanted to create his own music and that being a DJ wouldn’t be enough to set himself apart from rest of the world. Little did he know, that a chance meeting in a neighborhood record store would launch his career as a producer. He didn’t stop at Drum and Bass but ventured into Hip Hop, R&B, Techno, House and everything in between. He doesn’t believe in pigeonholing himself in one genre and always produces music by feeling and bpm. Currently he is working on multiple releases with Robert Manos in many different genres. Keep an eye out for him and these songs.
TankTop (Natural Selection / Direct Drive | NYC)
Production and DJ duo of Bill DeBlase (BillyDeez) and Tiger (Bulletproof Tiger). Based in New York City.
Drum & Bass focused.
TankTop have shared the stage with Nu:Tone, S.P.Y, The Upbeats, Jumpin’ Jack Frost, Dave Shichman, Raw Q (aka DJ Beau), The Insiders, Micah Chockley, Art Blakey III, DJTear, Paul C, Corey James (Point Break) and Ian M Fineprint.
RSVP for event location by Friday, February 8!