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Oct 2 2014 9:00pm

DJ Vadim, Fort Knox Five, Chris Grass | NOW AT THE BASEMENT

$12
18+

Speakeasy Promotions + Aisle 5 Present

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DJ Vadim w/ Fort Knox Five
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

DJ Vadim
Russian born and London and Berlin residing, DJ Vadim has built a reputation as one of the world’s top independent producers; travelling the globe, performing and collaborating with established and developing talents that cross continents, languages and cultures. Vadim has become well respected as an innovator in a number of areas during his career, “a veteran presence in the DJ community as well as one of the foremost producers in too many communities to count, Vadim is never running out of ideas” (URB Magazine). In 1994, Vadim founded his own independent record label, Jazz Fudge and signed to Ninja Tune the following year. So begun Vadim’s adventure that is now approaching its twentieth year and has seen him tour across 68 countries and perform over 2500 times.

A prolific DJ & Producer, Vadim is an evolutionist in sound, constantly pushing boundaries and collaborating creating fresh, unique global beats and sounds, so to actually pinpoint exactly what Vadim sounds like is not so easy. There are many producers that you can pin to simply tech house, glitch or reggae but Vadim connects quite a few dots which are forever expanding with time. Whatever the genre, his sounds are rooted in percussive rhythms, big basslines, soulful and organically heartfelt flavours. From hip hop to house, electronic to reggae from Africa to the world whatever it’s called, Vadim is here to bump the party.

Fort Knox Five
The FORT KNOX FIVE consists of Steve Raskin, Rob Myers, Jon Horvath, and Sid Barcelona. They established Fort Knox Recordings in 2003 to release party-rocking music that crosses tempos and defies genres. Their world renowned ‘Fort Knox Sound’ has overtaken dance-floors with its distinct interweaving of live instrumentation with funky electronic breakbeats.

FK5’s talent for organic hooks has made them highly sought after producer/remixers, and landed them in the prestigious URB Next 100. They have dozens of remixes to their credit, including monster remixes for the legendary Tito Puente, Louis Armstrong, and Bob Marley. Further cementing the FORT KNOX FIVE’S production reputation, Afrika Bambaataa—the godfather of hip-hop—has recruited them numerous times to produce tracks. Their video for the song Shift featuring Afrika Bambaataa & Mustafa Akbar was called “groundbreaking” by Spinner. Their songs have consistently broken the Itunes & Beatport Top 10 Charts in multiple genres, Including reaching #1 positions in Breaks, Reggae, and Chillout on Beatport.

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Oct 3 2014 9:00pm

INTERSTELLAR Double A-Side Single Release w/ Sara Rachele, The Palace Wolves

$7
21+

Interstellar Double A-Side Single Release Show @ The BasementJoin Interstellar at The Basement Friday, October 3rd for their Double A-Side Single “Champagne Chameleon” & “Let It Ride” release & last full band LIVE show.

We will continue to create music together via proxy but wanted to let you know this will be our last full band live show. So cheer up & get yourself to this CD release party and grab a copy : )

The journey began a couple of years ago in England where songwriter, and british native, Sid Wilson first starting penning new material. Upon arriving on American soil, further songs were written, and subsequently the band came together. With timeless influences from the likes of Bob Dylan and The Beatles along with more recent legends, Richard Ashcroft and The Stone Roses, Interstellar blend their innovative songwriting with a psychedelic shoegazery, rolling along in their anthemic rock n roll stride.

With shimmering atmospherics, their debut album “Winter Heart” is drenched with an oceanic aesthetic and reverberates with a vintage swagger.

“Holy Roller” Video: http://youtu.be/6vSShSAVNVM 

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Oct 4 2014 10:00pm

ESTA of SoulectionBuy Tickets

$10 - $12
18+

WERC  x  AB+L RADIO presents…

ESTA. of Soulection

ESTA is a beatmaker’s beatmaker. An open-minded, loyal supporter of all music philosophies,ESTA maintains zero barriers in his meticulous method of danceable, yet sexy music making.

Based in Southern California and part of Los Angeles-based imprint, Soulection, ESTA is a rising star within the future music ecosystem comfortably sitting at a nearly 73k worldwide following on Soundcloud alone.

2013 marked ESTA’s first appearances at both Coachella and the historic LOW END THEORY. Having played alongside folks like Gaslamp Killer, Sango, SoSuperSam, Mr. Carmack and Penthouse Penthouse while pulling Inspiration from artists like Hudson Mohawke, Dilla, Full Crate, M-Phases, Mos Def, Kanye and Just Blaze, ESTA seamlessly fuses multidimensional genres into an atmospheric swing.

‘Gradient’ was released in early 2013 and the ‘Paradise’ EP in late November 2013 – both on Soulection. Quite an impressive year of touring for ESTA thus far, successfully executing a 10 city US and Canada February run in support of Paradise; followed by Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe and Australia, averaging an amazing 600 people per performance.
SOUNDCLOUD |  SOULECTION

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Oct 8 2014 8:00pm

The Phuss, The Glorious Rebellion, Dead Register, Undead Viking Mafia, Crawl

21+

10-08-14 the phuss glorious rebellionThe Phuss play fast, loud, dirty rock and roll. The three-piece from Fort Worth, TX, are best described as Garage Rock- loud as hell with fierce guitar riffs, punchy, raw lead bass, intense vocals, and precision drumming drenched in grease.

The Glorious Rebellion | ”If noise rock, metal and sludge aren’t already part of your musical diet, no problem. There’s still something here for you. Specifically in the shape of huge, dirty riffs and massive hooks that immediately get lodged in your head. This is a band that not only has an appreciation for tone and the power of volume, but a band who understands the art of writing a good memorable song. This is noise rock with some serious crossover appeal.” – Ryan Grant

DEAD REGISTER arose from the gloomiest chasm in summer 2013 and reared its head with a caterwaul to the unfeeling stars. Fed by Chvasta (ex-Palaces; ex-Light Pupil Dilate) on vocals and bass/bass-vi, complimented by Avril’s bass synth/keys and backing vocals, the creature evolved, morphing and growing more melodic; its sweetened voice begged for a live skinbeater’s dynamics. Enter Chad Williams (ex-Magnapop) in 2014, to command its punishing sonic nature from his leopard-print throne and suckle from his black metal teat: DEAD REGISTER had at last arrived, a seething, soothing beast of woe and stillborn hope, to sink tooth and nail into your sorrowful heart.

PLUS Undead Viking Mafia & Crawl

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Oct 9 2014 8:00pm

A3C | PUMABuy Tickets

A3C Pass Required or $30
18+

PUMA

 

Dyme-A-Duzin

Rockie Fresh

Vic Mensa

Casey Veggies

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Oct 10 2014 7:00pm
Oct 10 2014 10:00pm
Oct 11 2014 9:00pm

A3C | Red Bull Sound Select :: SCARFACEBuy Tickets

Free w/ RSVP & A3C Badge
18+

A3C | Red Bull Sound Select

RED BULL SOUND SELECT - SCARFACE

Join us for an exciting night in music as Sound Select present hip hop legend Scarface at The Basement featuring support from The OutFitt Tx, Go Dreamer and Goldyard. Doors open at 9:00PM, Free entry w/ RSVP and A3C Badge.

This show is on a first come first serve basis, RSVP does not guarantee entrance. EVEN if you have an A3C Pass, you’ll need to RSVP to get in!

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