Saturday, 14th December 2013
Villa Nightclub, 187 Stirling Street, Perth, WA
Our final Villa show of 2014 comes in the form of a triple-header of biblical proportions... It's been a massive year to say the least, so it's only fitting that we end it with an absolute monster! All the way from the USA, UK & NZ we bring you the very best and freshest in tear-out drum & bass, dubstep, trap & more for a night that simply can't be missed!
Support: KILLAFOE & J.NITROUS / VLTRN / GRACIE & SISTYM
MCs: Xsessiv, Stylee & Bear
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to circumstances beyond our control, Teddy Killerz have been forced to cancel their December 2013 Australian tour. Don't despair though because the wheels are already well in motion to bring them out very early next year... Watch this space....
However, this show must go on. We promised you a "Triple-header of epic proportions" and we're not going to let a little thing like unforeseen circumstances stop us from delivering on this promise. So we are to announce and welcome back to Villa, Perth favorite Dose (NZ)!!
DIESELBOY [Human Imprint, SubHuman]
For over two decades one of the world's great ambassadors of drum 'n' bass and more recently dubstep, Dieselboy, also known as Damian Higgins, is America's most iconic underground bass music curator and pioneer. He was the first drum 'n' bass artist to chart a single on Billboard's dance chart with "Invid" in 2000, and the first American voted into the UK-based Drum & Bass Arena Top 10 DJs online poll in 2004. He has appeared on magazine covers, been heard on MTV, ESPN and numerous video games, and sponsored by DC Shoes and Pioneer Pro DJ.
In 2002, Dieselboy founded Human Imprint, the drum 'n' bass imprint of electronic dance music label System Recordings. HUMAN moved to the forefront of the North American dnb movement, its catalog evolving into an international rogue's gallery of dnb heavyweights with cutting edge singles, EP's and mixed CD's that stand as futuristic dnb classics. Human releases include Dieselboy's "projectHUMAN" (2002) and "The Dungeonmaster's Guide" (2004), as well as releases by a number of other artists. In April 2006, Dieselboy released his first Human Imprint compilation, a 2XCD set called "The HUMAN Resource", which debuted at #14 on the Billboard electronic album chart.In July 2009, Human Imprint parted amicably from System Recordings and in 2010 Dieselboy launched the Subhuman Imprint for dubstep and electro releases.
A passionate connoisseur of food, books and film, Dieselboy has continuously raised the bar for mixtapes and mixed CD compilations as art forms, and each from 1992 to his 2013 tour de force "Beyond The Bassline" stands the test of time. State of the art showcases of producers and graphic artists of each respective era, Dieselboy's mixes have been described as "cinematic" and "intoxicating."
An inspiration for generations of DJs, Dieselboy's longevity and relevance in a mercurial industry is a tribute to his relentless drive to create "amazing" experiences for his fans in their iPods and at his legendary live shows.
The term bass music is all too-often overused to bracket UK music of a certain low-end frequency together. But for 19 year-old xKore (pronounced as ex-core), his diverse productions and already brimming cannon of exquisitely produced music is deserving of a wide spread and eclectic bracket - if you must choose to include him in one, that is. If it's frenetic, sharply tweaked drum beats and musically reinforced, melodic bass lines you're after, you can be safe in the knowledge that xKore's etched his name into uniquely heavy slabs of futurism soaked, contemporary dance floor music. Just ask the likes of Skream & Benga, Dillon Francis, Borgore and many more household names from across electronic music's leading lights, all of whom have cottoned on to his mean, lean experimental sound.
xKore first burst onto the scene with a free track entitled 'Hello' last October (which has now broken the one million mark on UKF). Ever since then (and in the space of just a year and a half) he's notched up a selection of evolving releases, etching his name into some of the underground's leading stables and avoiding the' dubstep-by-numbers' template that plagues the scene; turning his hand to a range of styles, from his blistering debut EP Domination on Cognition to the Full Russian EP on Buygore, Lazershark EP for GAWA and recent EP Stabs for Inspected.
Things have really started to blossom for the young xKore when his remix of Sub Focus' 'Falling Down' smashed its way to No.1 on the Dubstep Top 100 Chart, and has propelled him to the forefront of the current musical explosion. With forthcoming remixes for the likes of drum and bass veteran Metrik on Viper Recordings, UK urban collective The Foreign Beggars and a full, second release coming up on Inspected, xKore's grabbing the bull by the horns with intense vigor and galvanized spirit.
As xKore's sound progresses alongside his formative years, his growing trajectory shows no sign of letting up, as he continues to fuse together the best of all contemporary dancefloor music into his own brand of heavyweight destroyers. The future holds no limits for this titan of 'bass culture' - so make sure you don't sleep on him for one second.
DOSE, Is a New Zealand artist based in Auckland. Since his debut release in 2006 he has performed & toured countless DJ sets across New Zealand, Australia, Europe and UK. Featuring at events such as Ram & Shogun in London and numerous other festivals and events Dose has built a well respected reputation as both a Headline act and as Solo artist with both his Djing and his production.
Boasting around 60 Drum & Bass releases internationally Dose has forged a unique and distinctive sound. Having released on numerous high profile labels such as Subtitles UK, Renegade Hardware, Commercial Suicide & more recently Andy C's RAM Records. Dose's tracks are a regular feature in clubs around the globe by a full spectrum of Dj's.
2013/4 holds a busy release schedule from Dose with a debut release on Ram Records for Andy C's Nightlife CD & EP release and with a debut album under construction we can expect to see a LP release in 2014.
Dose has developed an experienced and mature approach to Djing and Production, and with sets containing a well tasted & delivered selection of original and International content, Dose is a unique talent who holds true to being great example of an underground Artist who stands by his sound and his Technique.