10:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Every Wednesday at The Stage, Massive Ideas will be bringing you a stellar lineup of local and national producers/bands from the forefront of the electronic music scene! This week, we're pumped to be bringing you GLADKILL!!!$5 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR
Extra $5 charge at the door for under-21!ADVANCE TICKETS: www.eventbrite.com/event/5654468668Brought to you by Massive Ideas with support by Bakers Dozen and the Moksha Family Artist Collective.Also featuring residents AFRO MONK (who will be performing a special set on stage!) and SKINNY HENDRIX!GLADKILL
www.soundcloud.com/gladkillBoris Gladkikh aka Gladkill has been on a meteoric rise in the electronic music scene since he first began playing live in 2009. Through his tremendous work ethic and tireless touring schedule, Gladkill has already played for massive audiences on the stages of large-scale music festivals such as Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Earthdance and Burning Man, as well as completing a full tour opening for Bassnectar, and has been winning over new fans with every stop.Originally hailing from NYC, Gladkill now resides in Los Angeles and is part of Headtron, where the versatile young producer’s music fits perfectly alongside the other talented artists that make up the collective. Refusing to stick to the comfort of making one style of music, Gladkill has rewarded audiences through the sheer diversity of his songs, as he deftly moves between dominating dance floors with his sexy, crunked-out club bangers, as well as captivating home stereo speakers with more downtempo and melodic material.Following up on the success of 2010’s Ghostwork and 2011’s Lovelost, he has continued to hone his production skills by consistently creating fresh original material for his genre-smashing live sets, which will culminate with his debut artist album due in 2012. With a heavier emphasis on songwriting and song structure, Gladkill is aiming to make music that will stand the test of time.When you listen to Gladkill’s songs or see him perform, you’ll discover an artist set apart between the sheets of cool bass lines and ethereal melodies. In an era where disposable dance music is big business, Gladkill makes anything but.ARK IX
www.arkix.bandcamp.com/I'm ARK IX and my songs are sci-fi adventures.A foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword.AFRO MONK
www.afromonk.comAt a time when it seems like many producers and DJs are leaning more and more towards aggressive music, Afro Monk is doing just the opposite and bringing the romance back to the dance floor with downtempo sounds and chilled-out future beats. Combining fluid melodies, sultry rhythms and hypnotic bass, Afro Monk uses lush yet cutting-edge electronic beats to create a smooth and sensual vibe.As a beat producer, DJ, music journalist and events promoter, Afro Monk is a cornerstone of the growing electronic arts community. His wildly popular bass music blog Afro Monk is the source where many fans look for new sounds and insightful commentary, which can also be found in his writings for The Untz and Big Up Magazine.After running a popular show on online radio station Glitch.FM for over two years, Afro Monk now heads up the Glitch / Chill Dubstep / IDM room on Turntable.FM, which has become a web hangout for heads interested in sharing chill new bass music and downtempo sounds. A profound presence on the online underground, Afromonk’s numerous endeavors have firmly impacted the evolution of electronic music culture.A new record label is also in the works for Afro Monk later this year, to share music and promote artists making sexy downtempo sounds. After performing at several festivals in 2011 including ArtOutside, Emissions and Sonic Bloom, Afro Monk is ready to bring his lush, chilled-out sounds to crowds large and small across the country. His focus on downtempo lounge music, trip hop, ambient and other mellow electronic music genres make Afro Monk an ideal choice to perform early or late sets at festivals, prefunks, afterparties and all the other occasions that require music to vibe to. With a unique perspective and a fresh, inviting sound, Afro Monk will no doubt continue to inspire both artists and fans as he injects new ideas into the electronic music community.
General Admission 6.27