Music Hall of Williamsburg
United Battle Drum & Bass: USA vs UK 2: Liquid Masquerade, Furney vs Submorphics, Technimatic vs Stunna & Place 42

Deadleft Spirit Presents

United Battle Drum & Bass: USA vs UK 2: Liquid Masquerade

Furney vs Submorphics

Technimatic vs Stunna & Place 42

Mr Joseph, Raw Q, Kasper, Hosted by Sopheye & MC Question Mark

Sat, October 26, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$25 advance / $30 day of show

This event is 18 and over

United Battle Drum & Bass: USA vs UK 2: Liquid Masquerade
As the rise of liquid drum and bass continues, a clash between the finest American and British producers will unleash a wave of music never-before-heard by the NYC massive. Join us on Halloween weekend at the Music Hall of Williamsburg as Deadleft Spirit presents one of the most anticipated musical performances of the year. So prepare your costumes and get ready to dance because this Liquid Masquerade will be a night of sights and sounds to remember...
Furney vs Submorphics


Furney is James Fearnside, based in Aylesbury but born in Bradford. He first got into dance music by listening to mixtapes from the early Acid and Hardcore DJs kindly supplied by his older sister. As these DJs moved into Drum & Bass, James followed them and his sister has clearly been a big influence.



"I started DJ’ing because she used to make me spend money on all these records, I didn't have a clue what I was buying but she used to point all the tunes out to me. I was always fascinated by home-produced music too and an Atari and an Akai were the next things to get if you already had Technics and wanted to be taken seriously."



James' early releases came out on labels like Big Bud's Sound Trax and Super8sound imprints as well as Advanced Recordings and Deep Kut run by Total Science. "I think a lot of the labels heard my name through LTJ Bukem, he was the first person I would send my tracks to and in turn he would share them with other DJs he thought might like them." Later, Furney debuted on a revitalized Good Looking with “Drum Tools” in collaboration with MC Conrad which appeared on the other side of LTJ Bukem’s first track in three years, ‘Switch’. Next up was ‘Pipez’ coupled with ‘Leap of Faith’ by Utah Jazz. “Pipez is a re-rub of and old Jack Smooth track from 1994. I loved the elements so much I decided to re-work them to today’s tempo for a bit of fun. Bukem loved it so much he played it in every set for a year and then got the backing from Jack Smooth to put it out.” With countless releases following, Furney continues to stand out from the crowd with his amazing music.



When asked to describe that Furney sound he replied, “I like the mystical, dreamy vibe, music that makes you think about things or feel a certain way, and puts you in a different place. Rather than something that’s easy to dance to on drugs. Music with a bit of stickability.”



https://soundcloud.com/furney

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Submorphics (Greg Axelrad) creates deep ocular future funk, with parts retro soul, Detroit/Chicago synthentics, jazz, film soundtracks and indie vibes infusing his harmonies.



Beginning on the humble local scenes of Detroit and Chicago, Submorphics has since DJ’ed in nearly 40 cities, headlining major gigs at Fabric in London, and across Europe and North America. While he is on the decks, Submorphics sonically alloys disparate styles; the grimy and the smooth, the hypnotic and the astonishing.



In the past five years his fluid musicality has been embraced by DJs Fabio and LTJ Bukem, with tunes like “Miles Ahead”, “Step in the Spot ft. Selfsays”, “Mellow Madness”, “Workitout," "Summer Soul" and many more receiving heavy play on BBC Radio One and clubs internationally. Celebrated primarily for his soulful drum and bass sounds, Submorphics has diversified his repertoire, publishing a plethora of emotive bass music in the 110-140 range. The eclectic musician has also taken on the role of producer for vocalists Armanni Reign and Christina Tamayo.



Submorphics exploded into 2012, as Hospital Records released the massive Camo + Krooked- Change Me (Submorphics Remix) on the Between the Lines Remix CD (NHS206). Subsequently, releases on Drum & Bass Arena and Rubik Records added to his impressive discography. Now in 2013, Submorphics has stepped it up, with high-profile releases on Innerground and Good Looking Records igniting the DnB world. "Summer Soul," on Innerground became a scene anthem, with heavy play from DJs across the musical spectrum. It was released on Innerground b/w the mighty Calibre's remix of Marky & S.P.Y's seminal "Yellow Shoes." Following this was the smooth and uplifting gem "Hazel Street" on Innerground's 'Future Classics' EP. On the very same day, LTJ Bukem released Submorphics "Cosmic Blue" on vinyl on Good Looking Records. As if this wasn't enough, late Summer/early fall sees the release of Calibre's remix of Submorphics- Organ Grinder, 'Forgotten Dreams" on Good Looking Records' 'Collectivism' CD, and the harder-edged soul tunes "Hurt so Bad" and "Burning Love" on Liquid V.



It seems to be an exciting time for Submorphics as he relentlessly tours and rolls out new tunage; stay tuned for much more from him!

https://soundcloud.com/submorphics
Technimatic vs Stunna & Place 42
Technimatic



Peter Rogers (Technicolour) and Andy Powell (Komatic) have only been making music together since 2008, but have already turned heads and moved feet with their musically rich take on drum & bass. With solo singles on the likes of Technique Recordings, Critical Music and Spearhead, their partnership, forged through a shared love of authentic soul, jazz, funk and red wine has seen further releases on SGN:LTD, Integral and Viper. DJ support has come from Annie Mac, DJ Friction. High Contrast and Fabio, and the duo have a large portfolio of fresh beats forthcoming on some of the biggest labels in the scene. You can catch Komatic's weekly radio show on www.bassdrive.com every Monday, 4-6pm GMT. Don't sleep!



https://soundcloud.com/technimatic


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Stunna





A classically-trained keyboardist and working musician based in Chicago, STUNNA (aka J. Cappo) has crafted his own unique sound within the fast-paced world of Drum + Bass music. With a number of strong releases on various high-profile labels coupled with a solid Stateside and international touring schedule under his belt, this Grammy-nominated, URB Magazine 'Next 100' producer and host of Bassdrive Radio's popular weekly 'GREENROOM' show is determined to spread his own sound as well as exclusive tracks from talent around the world. As his prolific catalogue of solo productions, collaborations and remixes has gained global support from Doc Scott, LTJ Bukem, Fabio, Marky, Loxy, Nookie, Big Bud, Marcus Intalex, Calibre and many more, it's going to be another busy year ahead…..


www.greenroomdnb.com

www.soundcloud.com/stunna

& Place 42





Since the early 1990’s, PLACE 42 (aka John Clemente) has been making a positive impact on the global Drum & Bass scene for many years. Founder of the revered Telluric Recordings label and a tireless promoter of countless successful events. He is a gifted DJ supporting exclusive music from his label’s roster, this multi-faceted artist’s signature has a deep and rolling sound which continuously turns heads and keeps feet moving on dance floors worldwide. With international support of the Telluric imprint by the likes of LTJ Bukem, Fabio, and Bailey, Place 42 continues to stay loyal to his signature, well-curated sound while moving forward within the ever-evolving world of Drum & Bass.

https://soundcloud.com/telluricrecs

http://www.telluricrecordings.com/
Mr Joseph
Mr Joseph
Although Mr Joseph has been involved in the music scene since early 1990 organizing raves and parties throughout the London area it wasn’t until 2000 he decided to take things a little more seriously with Drum & Bass. Coming from a Caribbean background, Joseph was all to familiar with the many musical genres resonating throughout his parents home. His father and uncles were both into sound systems back in the 70’s which meant he had unprecedented access to Jazz, Soul, Funk and Reggae. Growing up around sound systems Joseph refined he talents behind the decks from the age of 8. Living in North West London was a huge bonus too due to the number of record shops that were dotted throughout the area.

Joseph’s love of Drum & Bass / Jungle came about during a carnival after party. From that moment on he turned his attentions to buying, DJ’ing and promoting Drum & Bass. By 2005, Joseph along with Deefa MC, Cliche MC, DJ Izzy and DJ Caspar had started a weekly Drum & Bass night called Fizzy. With the success of Fizzy came the birth of his label along with the start of Mr Joseph’s production career. His first release on Fizzy Beats entitled ‘Sexy Lady’ which was followed by ‘So High’ received massive support from DJ’s such as Bailey, Fabio and Grooverider, Marcus Intalex and LTJ Bukem. It didn’t take long before Mr Joseph’s tracks were being signed to Good Looking, V Records, Total Rez and Influence Records. Not stopping there, in 2009 we saw Mr Joseph win the Sun and Bass DJ competition in Sardinia, Italy. He also appeared several times on Drum and Bass Arena TV. By early 2011 Mr Joseph released his first album, ‘What a Lovely Time It Was’ and debuted on Telluric Records. In the same month, an EP on the legendary V Records was released, letting Mr Joseph make his way onto the center stage. The V records EP entitled ‘Danger Room’ showcases Mr Joseph’s versatility. With 5 tracks covering the full spectrum of drum and bass catering for everyone. The end of 2011 saw the release of his second EP, ‘Playing Love Games’. Last year in 2012, we saw the collaboration with artists such as Andy Skopes, Pennygiles and Imagery with the releases of, “The Juices Volume 1 and 2” which topped the Juno Record chart for 2 weeks. It also saw Mr Joseph touch down in countries such as Belfast, Munich, New York, Sardinia, Estonia, Turin and Finland.

Mr Joseph’s mission is to bring the vibes with music influenced by Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Reggae music. “A party ain’t fizzy unless its bubbling down nicely..”
Raw Q
Raw Q
NYC native, Raw Q (aka Dj Beau) has been a dedicated fixture in the North American Drum & Bass movement since 1995. From his roots as one of the founders of Camouflage, an original Jungle Sky, NASA, and Konkrete Jungle O.G., to his recent status as one of Dj Zinc's 'Bingo All-Stars', and current member of the Driven AM family, Intrigue Music crew and resident dj at NYC's premiere dnb events Direct Drive and Natural Selection.

Over the years Beau's DJ skills and impeccable selection has earned him gigs at the world's top Drum & Bass events across the continental US, Toronto, San Juan Puerto Rico, and Bogota Colombia where he's opened for high profile artists such as Fabio and Grooverider, Planet of the Drums, Dj Marky, Marcus Intalex, Calibre, Klute, A.I. and has shared the bill with the likes of LTJ Bukem, Roni Size, Goldie, Shy-Fx, Bad Company and Dj Craze.

On the production tip, Beau first ventured into the studio back in 95' and teamed up with Dj Ani (NASA, Deee-Lite), where the duo created tunes for Dj Soulslinger's 'Jungle Sky' imprint (the first US Drum & Bass label). Soon after he transformed into Raw Q and blazed forward on the solo tip in 2004 with 'Vital Soul' on Dj Zinc's reputable Bingo Beats imprint which took the Drum & Bass world by storm and was ranked 11th in the BBC's Global Dance Music charts.

With more music in the works and plenty of dj gigs on the horizon, Raw Q soldiers on for the cause of quality music and real vibes, as evident with his latest release the 'I Want Him Dead EP!' on Intrigue Music, which has received support from the likes of Bryan Gee, Dj Storm, Dj Marky and Random Movement.

Raw Q's discography includes: Vital Soul & Funkdefied (Bingo Recs), Jagged Edge (Grid Recs), Caspian Moon & Summer Rain (Influence Recs), Poolroom Poets & Earthdub (Driven Recs) and the I Want Him Dead! EP (Intrigue Music).
Kasper
Kasper
Driving. Soul. Poised. Anthony Kasper's style intricately weaves together the smooth sounds of liquid DnB with the cutting and provocative influences of Hip Hop, Jazz, and Soul. Kasper is one of only a handful of artists that represent the next generation of intelligent drum and bass. By the age of 21, his music has already caught the attention of some of the scene's biggest names, including: LTJ Bukem, Random Movement, Fabio, Simon Bassline Smith, Komatic, Technicolour, Stunna, Mr. Joseph, and Utah Jazz. This infectious sound, not to mention his towering height, combine to make Kasper a true standout.
Hosted by Sopheye & MC Question Mark
Sopheye


‘Sopheye’ is one of those rare vocalists who not only entertains a crowd, but also engages them. Born in the UK and raised in Miami, she brings a bit of class and a lot of sass when she hits the stage.



As a classically trained vocalist, she has built upon her diverse upbringing, encompassing genres from drum n’ bass to jazz to straight up hip-hop. According to Soph, she developed her soulful sound through her perspective of music as an emotional outlet; in her words, further pushing her “to get out and do my own creative thing and make my own creative name.”



Performing professionally since the age of 18, this singer/songwriter has had an extraordinary array of experience with music. She first started emceeing and singing at small drum & bass parties held by fellow classmates. Her first step into professional work came when she briefly recorded with ‘Baby Bam’ of the famous hip hop group ‘The Jungle Bros.’ Sopheye then ventured into singing for a jazz fusion group called ‘Subject to Change’ as well as hit funk group ‘Fusik’.



She has since found herself serving as host and emcee alongside some of the biggest names in dance music where she has performed both nationally & internationally. Sopheye has played in Denver, New York, San Francisco & Los Angeles. Internationally she played at the Parklife Fest in Manchester, UK in 2011 as well as in Bristol. Her voice has been heard over tracks released worldwide on labels such as Nemesis, V recordings, Bassdrive Tunes, and Luvdisaster Recordings.

As of late, she’s spread her wings academically, pursing a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Music Business at Florida Atlantic University. In addition to her school she is serving as an intern for the Driven Music Conference and continuously writing. Be sure not to miss out on hearing her MC live at local Bass heavy events!




MC Question Mark


“In time, there will be younger MCs who will take over from the older generation of MC’s who have been out there,” he says. “I’ve been doing it so long, it would be such a hard fall to just totally turn my back on the game. I want to have some sort of artistic impact, even if I’m not going out on the streets or playing. When I do come out, it comes correct immediately. There is some wonderful talent out there and if everybody could see that, this music could be as big as hip hop. Right now, I’m just MC’ing. The deal is getting everybody hooked. I want everybody to be as hooked on this music as I am hooked on this music.”

As the drum ‘n’ bass scene kept growing so did Question Mark’s profile. He opened for Roni Size/Reprazent and has MC’ed for the likes of Andy C., Ed Rush, Fierce, Nico, Trace, Bailey, Ink, John B, Bad Company, J Magik, A Guy Called Gerald, and many many more. He was even called overseas to MC at last year’s Planet V show for V Recordings. “I want to take it to the masses. The masses need to know that this is our side,” he states. “I’ve heard this statement: Drum & Bass is the first music that came out of England that was truly from the streets, a London ghetto boy type music. Some people think of Peckham as the ghetto. I’m not representing that ghetto, but I’m representing it as a whole sound. I want people in the world to know that even the ghetto has an artistic impact.”
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/