Xcellerated Presents Deeper & Darker Vol. 1 Feat. ANNIX, DLR, SIGNAL (USA Debut), XTRAH (USA Debut), & ZERO T [3 Rooms of Bass]

Xcellerated Presents Deeper & Darker Vol. 1

Xcellerated Presents Deeper & Darker Vol. 1 Feat. ANNIX, DLR, SIGNAL (USA Debut), XTRAH (USA Debut), & ZERO T [3 Rooms of Bass]

Apok-C, MC Dino, MC J-TEC, MC Zee, Killah Emcee, Avok, Blacklab, Consouls, Origin, Tempyre, Theatrix, Wraith, Zeal, Forgotten One

Sat · May 20, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 3:00 am)

Union Nightclub - Disco

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is 18 and over

Xcellerated
Xcellerated
Xcellerated is a brand of music entertainment dedicated to Drum & Bass in Los Angeles.
ANNIX
ANNIX
Having cemented themselves firmly as one of the hottest prospects in the UK Drum and Bass scene, it is with no surprise that that Annix’s debut album ‘Inception’ has been regarded as one of the most anticipated underground releases of the year. Consisting of members Konichi and Decimal Bass, Annix have been slaves to the studio since early 2006, identifying their musical backgrounds as the driving force behind their passion for Drum and Bass.

Citing their addition to the Urban Agency roster as a significant step in their recent progression, Annix have swiftly moved up the ladder in terms of live performance, and have an impressive selection of shows already under their belt. Support from the likes of Kmag and D&B Arena has certainly turned a few heads in the past year, and the October release of ‘Inception’ is one of the significant events in the 2013 Playaz Recordings calendar.

The Annix affiliation with Playaz manifested itself late in 2012 when ‘Late Manouvre’ found its way on to the ‘The Flavours Vol. 4’ EP, alongside the likes of Majistrate and Optiv. This catapulted Annix into 2013, with consistent support from DJ Hype on his Kiss FM show, as well as a release on DJ Hazard’s esteemed Radius Recordings. From here, Annix were selected by Hype to perform at the Playaz Easter Special, which also allowed them to compile their first Fabric Live mix for the iconic London venue. In Playaz, Annix have stated they now have a label that they ‘are 100% happy with’, and despite a quiet few months of writing and perfecting their material, Annix insist their new batch of songs will ‘cause some damage’! and are certainly ones to watch moving into 2014.
DLR
DLR
DLR has had releases on big labels such as Dispatch, Metalheadz, Symmetry & Shogun
SIGNAL
SIGNAL
Signal is the Winner of the "BEST NEWCOMER" Award at the DNB Arena Awards
Signal has also had releases on some big labels such as Invisible Recordings, Critical Music & Dispatch Recordings

Bio:
As something of a musical anomaly, Jonathan Kievit has rapidly become one of the most revered producers of recent times. With unparalleled support from some of the most respected names in the industry, Signal has managed to raise the standards of drum and bass production, causing a furore amongst fans and fellow producers alike.
After his debut release on Ammunition Recordings in early 2015, Signal quickly caught the attention of the major labels. Just a few short months later, his collaborative track with Disprove entitled ‘Arkaik Twelve’ was picked up by pioneering drum and bass label Renegade Hardware, propelling him into the limelight. Since then Signal has been busier than ever. After returning to the studio, he has finalised a number of highly anticipated solo projects and collaborations, all due for release in 2015 on labels such as Invisible Recordings, Lifestyle Music, Overtech Music, Mindtech Music and Critical Music’s digital imprint, Binary.
Whilst concentrating on his production, Signal also embarked on his second musical venture. In 2015 Signal co founded digital label ‘Fumei’, alongside respected artist ‘Skadi’. Fumei’s first release received critical acclaim and paved the way for many more successful future releases. After his first DJ appearance in early 2015 Signal has gained a fearsome reputation. His forward thinking style has very much set him aside from other young artists in the industry.
With many more exciting projects set for release and Signal far from reaching his peak the future is certainly looking incredibly bright for this young producer.
XTRAH
XTRAH
Xtrah - UK
( Cyberfunk / Dispatch / Metalhedz / Critical Music / Ram / Subtitles / Invisible / Symmetry )

Bio:
Talent speaks volumes within the world of drum & bass. In a scene where your music does the talking, Xtrah's is a voice demanding of your attention. The true embodiment of a low end theorist, his sub shaking bass weight and precise ear for beats has played an integral part in Xtrah building a catalogue of releases on some of D&B's biggest labels while amassing numerous fans and peers in the process.
Another representative from the talent pool of South West London there's no doubt Xtrah has made an indelible impression since his introduction in 2011. With an array of releases under his belt from his first two releases on the legendary Subtitles imprint: 'Hubble' and 'Arise' gave everyone a taste of Xtrah's stylish production. Critical Music also took notice as did Symmetry boss Break, releasing the track Cyrax as well as getting Xtrah to remix 'Something New' on The Other Side LP.
Xtrah is also the first artist to have a full release on Symmetry with his well received Lost Time EP, featuring DRS, Codebreaker and Break himself. 2014 also saw a solo release on Ram Records and an appearance from Xtrah on Andy C's Nightlife 6 compilation, this is soon to be followed up with a release on Goldie's seminal Metalheadz label. A ringing endorsement from two heavyweights like those plus support from other major players on the scene such as Friction and Noisia. With this new talent continuing to rise there are even bigger things to come, it's clear to see that Xtrah is a name you simply can't ignore.
ZERO T
ZERO T
After 17 years working with a huge spectrum of DnB greats, London based Irishman Cian McCann has long since established his place in the scene. From his early days in Dublin with the Bassbin label to working with the likes of Calibre,4 Hero, Klute, Alix Perez, Rockwell and Noisia, he has never stood still. 2008's Cheap Shots LP for Total Science's CIA Records was a high point, with lead track Walk Away bringing vocalist Steo to the worlds attention. Also a noted remixer, he has retouched artists as diverse as Dillinja, Slam, Rolo from Faithless, Sabre, Lemon D and Lenny Fontana.

Zero T's discography reflects the diversity that his DJ sets have always shown, ranging from full vocal smoothness to more rolling, dance floor styles. You are as likely to find his music on labels like Subtitles and Shogun as on Soul:r or Signature.

2010 saw two milestones reached; the Launch of Footprints, Zero T's own label, and compiling and mixing Fabric Live052 for the esteemed London venue.

After a short period away from the scene, 2014 saw the return of Zero T as a producer/remixer and DJ with a Metalheadz debut and a spate of collaborations with the legendary Fierce on the highly regarded Quarantine.

2015 saw the long awaited sophomore album from Zero T, this time coming on Dispatch Recordings, entitled "Golden Section”, along with a spate of appearances on Shogun Audio, Soul:r, Fokuz and also provided a track for Riya’s Sublimation LP on Spearhead.

2016 saw more releases on Quarantine, Metalheadz, Integral, Spearhead and Horizons, along with plenty of remixes for the likes of Metalheadz, Noisia, Gerra + Stone and many more. The last couple of years have also seen Zero T touring frequently in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

2017 will see the release of the third Zero T album ‘Little Pieces’ on Dispatch Recordings, featuring guest appearances from Steo, DRS, Stamina, Villem and Beta 2. He will also be releasing an EP on Lenzman’s new label The North Quarter and a batch of new remixes for Metalheadz, Dispatch, Soul Trader and several other labels. 2017 looks set to be Zero T’s most prolific to date!
Apok-C
Apok-C
Getting into Drum & Bass at the age of 13, and DJing since he was 19, Apok-C is surely taking the scene by storm. Having played many events, spanning from raves and clubs all over So-Cal, playing at the highly notable club RESPECT in Los Angeles, and even having played in Hawaii, Apok-C does not plan on stopping there!

Mixing both Drum & Bass along with Dubstep has allowed him to personally work with such lyricists like MC Dino (Bassrush) & MC Questionmark (World of Drum & Bass) and also Prodigal Sunn (Wu-Tang Clan). Throughout the years he has also played alongside such talent as Gridlok / Bad Company UK / NC-17 / MRK1 / Urban Assault / Vaski / R.A.W - 6Blocc / Whisker Twister / DZ / Mark Instinct / Bare / SMOG / and so many more!

Being one of the younger artists in the music scene definitely gives him an advantage to help him learn from others and go where nobody else has. Definitely keep an an eye and ear out for this DJ because you will definitely be seeing more of him around!
MC Dino
MC Dino
( XCELLERATED / BASSRUSH / URBAN ABORIGINEE / INSOMNIAC )
MC J-TEC
MC J-TEC
MC who works with:
Xcellerated / Timeless / Villains
MC Zee
MC Zee
started emceeing in the city of Toronto in 2004, has performed at such events like WEMF, Quick Fixx 10, Temple of Boom, Kings of the Jungle, Heavyweight, Weekend Warriors, Future Sound Fridays, The Business Sorted 6 year, Fly High Fridays, Natural Salections, Erb'n'Legends, Toronto Drum and Bass Awards 09' and 10', Get Skooled, Jam City, Marijuana March 09' 10', The Business Presents : Danny Bird, Crissy Criss DNB and Dubstepand, and the list goes on. He has mc'd alongside some of the best dj's and mc's the scene has to offer like: Demolition Man, Funsta, Harry Shotta, Ragga Twins, Fearless, Top Cat, Kenny Ken, SS, Taxman, Jayline, Original Sin, Mampi Swift, Crissy Criss, Serial Killaz, Micky Finn, Erb n Dub, Hazard, Nicky Blackmarket, Randall, Sigma, NU:Tone, Ruffstuff, Clipz, Benny Page, Pleasure, CKB and more !!! currently he is working on allot of projects with Brockout, Fine Print, Stickbubbly and P.Dot iLL. New mixes with several artist from UK and North America and has a youtube channel recently added on his portfolio. With quik rapping abilities Zee is definatley ready to rock the crowd and hype people up as per usual with a truck load of bars that he's ready to fire off.
Killah Emcee
Killah Emcee
Born and raised in Mississauga, Ont., Charles Micallef aka Killah Emcee, after being heavily inspired by the likes of Mc Skibba D & Stevie Hyper D, began mc'ing himself at the age of 17.

In the late 90’s after not taking his talent seriously and pursuing other endeavours, Killah decided that the time had come around to pick the mic up again an express his talent.

In the early 2000’s he began appearing at some of Toronto’s hot spots at the time including Turbo Night Club, System Sound Bar, The Big Bop, Sound Academy, The Opera House and other venues around the Gta area.

By 2009 Killah Emcee was Performing with headliners from all over the globe such as Skibba D, Fearless, Fraction, Harry Shotta, Funsta, Shabba D, Demolition Man, Million Dollar Dan, Top Cat, Rizzla, Loki, General C, Herbzie, Aceyalone of Freestyle Fellowship & Riddlore, TPower, Perfect Combonation, Pleasure, CKB, Erb N Dub, Jayline, Shimon, RuffStuff, Kenny Ken, Crissy Criss, Sicknote, Logan D, Majistrate, Nickey Blackmarket, Total Science, DC Breaks, Loxy, Amit, Forward, Profile, Hazard, Phantasy, Original Sin, Mickey Finn, Hype, Jumping Jack Frost, just to name a few.

During his career, Killah also shared the stage with the biggest names in Toronto’s local club scene including Capital J, Marcus Visionary, Renee Lavice, NC-17, Sniper, Mystical Influence, Mr. Brown, Medicine Muffin, Ryan Ruckus, Gremlinz, Trajady, JD, L Natural, Bandit and Caddy Cad among others.
Avok
Avok
Heavy Bass music enthusiast ready to tear the world in half with low end shattering music..
Blacklab
Blacklab
Est 2013, Blacklab is a duo based from Las Vegas, NV composed of Kashim and Kariem, brothers who are formally versed in music from their previous academic studies. Kashim has over a decade of experience DJing UK inspired sets locally while Kariem took interest in the production aspect of drum & bass

Although relatively new to releasing music, the duo has already gained attention from established music outlets such as Hospital Records [UK] to The EDM Network and Drumnbass.net featuring works from their debut release, "Encounters" EP via You So Fat Records [Belarus]. In 2014, they had a track featured in Hospital Records Democast series with support by Krakota. Their most recent release 'Making Magic' with Soulvent Records recently earned airtime with support from TC on Friction's BBC Radio 1Xtra.The duo continues to add show support for international headliners to their roster while dedicating tremendous time in the studio, finely tuning their productions between neurofunk and liquid-funk, entertaining both sides of the dnb spectrum.

Kashim leads the duo with almost a decade of performing UK inspired sets in Las Vegas - spanning from Jungle to Drum & Bass.

It was shortly after his experience performing for Planet of The Drums back in 2009 that led him to begin his d&b mixing career. Since then, he has shared the same stage with headliners such as Optiv, Calyx & TeeBee, The Prototypes, Original Sin, Taxman, Subzero, Tantrum Desire, AK1200 [POTD], and BLOKHE4D, while being regarded as one of the few local talents who would bring originality and heavy bass to the decks.

Kariem, native to Vegas, started as a casual listener while supporting the local gigs that fueled the underground music scene being exposed to the UK influences his brother demonstrated on the decks. Over time, the love for bass music took hold and shifted his attention toward the sound design and composition / production aspects of D&B.
Consouls
Consouls
Consouls, is and always will be a sound representation of the new generation. Focussing on any and all sounds that inspire energetic movement, Troy and Shane from the Los Angeles area have taken the scene by storm. With releases on Get Hype Records, Soulvent Records, Patrol The Skies, Schedule One and In Charge Recordings(with many more on the horizon), the sky is the limit for these two young artists. If you’ve been to an Insomniac festival within the last year, chances are high that you’ve seen their name placed beneath the bass stage. The dynamic duo themselves have been featured on festivals and club nights such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Beyond Wonderland, Nocturnal Wonderland, Funktion, Respect, Xcellerated, Timeless and more recently, Hospitality In The Park in London.

The team got their first taste of blood when they won The EDC Discovery Project in Las Vegas. By submitting a triumphant production along with a ground-trembling mix, they earned themselves a slot to perform at the largest Electronic Dance Music festival in The United States. As some may consider this a climactic moment, it soon proved to be anything but, as the boys were just getting started. Soon after, their freshman release “Preamble” on Patrol The Skies charted #6 in the drum and bass releases chart on Beatport in its first week, spearheaded by their hit song “Dreamer” Featuring Daniel Hunter Jones. These two passionate individuals stay tirelessly involved in their beloved drum and bass community, pioneering the very first United States drum and bass producer collective aptly named- The Database.

As drum & bass continues to surge in popularity in the United States, slowly approaching the level of reverence it receives in the UK, you can expect to find Consouls leading the charge. Their energy and sincerity will appeal to fans of all genres as they bridge the gap in a new generation of fans.
Origin
Origin
Involved with California D&B since the beginning, his unique take on the sound and ability to gain any crowd's trust has him playing some of the largest dance events in the Western U.S. including Nocturnal Wonderland, Lucidity, Control at Avalon, and numerous clubs and parties over the past year. His performance sound is D&B, Halftime, and Abstract beats, morphed, rearranged, and manipulated using Ableton Live. His production prowess has found him releasing music with artists such as Photek, Gridlok, Salva, Flinch, UFO!, and George Clinton, among others. Taking a 6 year hiatus to push his successful Kuru project, 2015 marks exactly one year since Origin's return to the sounds of D&B, and the future looks bright.
Tempyre
Tempyre
LOS ANGELES | DRUM AND BASS | THE ELOQUENCE OF NATURE AND THE DARKNESS OF SPACE
Theatrix
Theatrix
Theatrix, a duo thats collective heart rate parallels that of the dance floor. In terms of paid dues, there are few others that have been molded by the scene they so passionately represent. Comprised of the shared innovations of Los Angeles-based Jeremy Eichberg(Dip Vertigo) and Will Dumaop(Damien), this ambitious team has spent years perfecting their craft and is finally ready to unleash their vicious sound to the world. Through countless years of musical and engineering experience, this bass-driven synergy has championed their love for music from every corner of the entertainment spectrum.

In the past, they’ve both led exponential solo careers, sharing the stage with countless worldwide international artists such as Andy C, Noisia, Dirtyphonics, Flux Pavillion, Pendulum, Nero, The Upbeats, Mix Master Mike, Truth, and Nanotek amongst many more. As far as productions go, they’ve trophied a plethora of releases spanning from every corner of the artistic spectrum including the likes of Soul Deep Recordings, Liquid Brilliants, Bell Ringer Records, Elevated Press, Noisy Drums, Hood Famous and Subsonik Sound Recordings. To no one’s surprise, the similarities of their ingenious practices extend far past those of the electronic dance music scene with Wil’s voluminous experience in the theatric industry and Jeremy’s extensive timeline of operatic performances. Together, they form an indubitably-enthralling force.

With such a wide-ranging discography and performance resume, the determined pair have began their ascent through the drum and bass scene. With the combined forces of years of wisdom and passion, these bass music extraordinares will soon share their collective story- with the world.
Wraith
Wraith
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Miami, Wraith is an emerging force of stateside Drum & Bass. Influenced by the likes of Led Zeppelin and 80s New Wave, Wraith's style stemmed from his love and fascination with Trance and Breakbeats flowing non-stop from Miami radio waves. From there, Wraith trekked back to LA and dedicated his time to creating his own original music and perfecting his craft. With some of the hardest hitting Drum & Bass, to 90s-inspired downtempo breaks, let Wraith take you on a journey through his evolving art.
Zeal
Zeal
Zeal, a name synonymous with creative expression through sound. Jason, a Canadian-born electronic music visionary has found his production niche in bass music. Through the diverse sounds of liquid funk and future bass, his passions and innovative drive translate into everything he procures. His creative influences range from Fred V & Grafix, Camo & Krooked, Metrik, Etherwood, Keeno, KRNE all the way to Porter Robinson. Wherever there is emotional energy, there is Zeal.

In the recent past, Jason has shared professional stages with Nero, Porter Robinson, Barely Alive, RL Grime, Ghastly, Flosstradamus and Technimatic. Trophying a release through KJ Sawka’s Impossible Records, the sky is the limit for this ambitious new producer. More recently, he’s championed a release through The Database, a drum and bass producer collective out of Los Angeles.

Constructing a diverse, yet entirely cohesive narrative through music alone isn’t ever an easy feat. Some artists consider it nearly impossible. To some though, life’s beauties pave the way in the search for discovering not only yourself, but yourself through musical expression. Zeal is exemplified through the emotions told by his production. By wearing his productions like a heart on his sleeve, this bass music prodigy will soon share his story with the world.
Forgotten One
Forgotten One
Rhode Island native, Jordan Faust - creating motivational/inspirational & positive Hip-Hop music - fused w/ R&B, Rock, and Pop to make my original sounds!
Venue Information:
Union Nightclub - Disco
4067 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90019