[LA] FRI 4/22 T.A.W: RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE DJ ODI VS 6BLOCC
THE RIZO 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT
Together As Weed 3: Rumble In The Jungle
2 years ago in an exclusive underground warehouse THE RIZO got together to bring you one night of HERB and BASS, and held the first ever TOGETHER AS WEED. This 4:20 THE RIZO celebrates its two year anniversary, and to commemorate this milestone we bring you an exclusive two hour set...East vs West, NY vs LA, D&B vs Dubstep : DJ ODI "KING OF NY" vs 6BLOCC "KING OF LA". Join us in an urban jungle to bear witness to the Dubstep VS Drum & Bass RUMBLE.
Main Stage: Dubstep|Drum & Bass
DJ ODI "KING OF NY D&B" vs 6BLOCC "KING OF LA DUBSTEP" EXCLUSIVE 2 HOUR SET!!
DJ ODI [NEW YORK, KONKRETE JUNGLE]
Dj Odi is in great part responsible for the entire style of jungle music in NYC. His performances date back as far as 1989, when the 14 year old Harlem native began performing for various events in his neighborhood. His musical interests took a new turn in 1992, when he began promoting for the NASA parties of New York City. It was at these now-legendary parties that he gained his first residency, and began his career as one of America's most sought after jungle DJs. Odi's talent and ability to please a crowd quickly gained him notoriety. He began touring nationally in 1995; his immaculate sets packed dance floors everywhere with a party vibe that became synonymous with the DJ Odi name.. His creative fusion of hip hop and early drum n bass rapidly gained popularity among DJs and producers, and it was through this fusion that Odi has been credited for the development of "hipstep" (a.k.a. "jump up") jungle. In 97, Odi and his crew formed their own eponymous record label, Digital Konfusion, and began spinning at NYC’s most dedicated weekly jungle show: Konkrete Jungle which is one of the most influential Jungle/Drum&Bass shows in the US. Odi rapidly became a fixture, while continuing to travel the country, one of the first few to enjoy such popularity. His accomplishments as an innovator of urban music were further recognized in 1998, when Odi became the first jungle DJ to ever be accepted into the prestigious Zulu Nation, forever demolishing the barrier between hip hop and drum n bass.
DJ Odi has performed all over the US dropping Drum&Bass, Jungle, and Jump UP beats, currently he is also experimenting in the rich sound of DubStep. While DJ Odi is best known for his live performances, he is also an established producer. His production history goes as far back as 1995, with releases on both BML and the now Defunct Jungle Sky label. Recently, Odi has been working with the Digital Konfusion crew to spearhead their record label and clothing line, as well as running two successful radio shows on http://www.nycjungle.com/
6BLOCC [BOMBADUB, http://6blocc.com/]
R.A.W. aka 6BLOCC is known for his relentless techniques behind the wheels of steel. Getting his start back in 1985, this dj is no amateur when it comes to tuntablizm. In 1988 he made his move into the hip hop game with 2 vinyl releases under the name PROJECT X which featured Brooklyn MC, SILKSKII. In 1991 the sounds of UK hardcore / jungle were creeping onto the shelves of dance shops in L.A. and R.A.W. was quick to spin and represent. With help from Dj Dan, R.A.W. began playing at major raves and underground events throughout the west coast. By 1994 R.A.W. alongside Dj Curious and Dj Trance (Jason Blakemore) started L.A.'s first jungle weekly called....JUNGLE! Located at a dirty abandoned train station known as the Belmont Tunnel (Predator II was filmed here as well), the weekly gathering was the only place on the westcoast to hear the dark sounds of reinforced and suburban base records. The venue was kept dark with only one laser to keep the junglist listening and falling deeper into the music. By the mid-90's R.A.W. was traveling all over the world rocking crowds with his signature sound of urban jungle choonz and b-boy turntable tactics. In 1997, R.A.W. would go on to win the West L.A. Music Dj Battle judged by Dj Quik. Shortly after this he was hired by a Japanese sound design company to produce 2 sample cd's: DRUM AND BASS AMMO and HIP HOP AMMO; both were sold with the Roland SP-808 in Japan. Also around this time he began to release his jungle productions on labels like Warner Bros., Thrive, Priority, Mictlan, Tonz of Drumz, N2O and by 2000 on labels like Thermal, Vortex, Sound Sphere where the sound was getting faster and rougher. His single on Sound Sphere was a masterpiece created with E-Sassin at the Sound Sphere studios. Together they weaved an intricate tale of twisted breaks and evil winds over a relentless bassline that would pound the listener every 16 counts. Other R.A.W. classics still rock dancefloors worldwide like - Passin Me By Remix, Klash, Jah Rise, Ragga 2001 (which brought the stateside ragga-jungle sound to the masses), Mathematical Chemistry and Monkey Business..just to name a few! His discography has reached over 50 vinyl releases and a plethora of mixtape / mix-cd releases that sell out throughout the year! By 2007 R.A.W reinvents himself as 6BLOCC and is releasing his new sound on labels like Lo Dubs, N2O, Tribe Steppaz UK, Bootshake UK, La Dubstep Nostra and the popular white label War Recordings. In 2008, Portland bass music label, Lo Dubs calls upon the 6BLOCC to rock a mix cd featuring the Lo Dubs roster. The result is ANALOG CLASH, the first CD compilation / mix that features dubstep music from the Americas (north and south) as well as a remix from Vex'd. So far it has sold over 3000 units within months of the release date! When he isn't on the road or in the air flying to various clubs and events throught out the U.S. 6BLOCC is managing his digi-label DIGITAL 6 (available on http://.digital-tunes.net/
COMA [RIZO] [TRILL BASS] [SAVORY AUDIO]
Coma, Los Angeles Producer and RIZO resident DJ, is a rare specimen who has rhythm tattooed to the invisible surface of his conscience. His current endeavors into the realm of Dubstep have yielded a dynamic array of sounds. Melodic hooks, sweeping breakdowns and wobbling bass lines have become ubiquitous characteristics of his style. However, Coma carefully balances his driving, dance floor busting grooves with subtle audio edits and precision-crafted effects that provide an unsettling moodiness to his tracks.
Coma’s remixes of artists such as T-Pain, The Yeah Yeah Yeah's and The Baby Namboo’s have put him on the map as a crafty up and coming producer. His music has also seen support from dance music luminaries such as Udachi, Trillbass, Mochipet, Noah D, Puppy Kicker and Bassism Records. Coma has released tunes on Savory Audio, Open Circuit Recordings and recently recorded a DJ mix for R.FM. Look out for Coma's remix of Wes Green's 'Fly Away' on TRiLLBASS Records, 'The Call' and 'My Addiction' along with remixes on Beyond Zilla Records and 'Summer's Fall' b/w 'Black Wood' on Dub Selection Records.
APX 1 & CRS? [Ghetto Life, Tonz of Drumz]
BIO coming soon....
21 year old producer and RIZO resident DJ, born and raised in Los angeles, Ash Riser found his true calling of writing and performing at a young age. With the local success of his last group PISTOL PISTOL who released two records between 07, and 09.(The Cause 2007 and Goliath's Fall 2009), and 4 demos before that from 05-07. At the age of 19 he began producing dubstep, hip hop, and electro. Any giving second of any giving day you can find the ASHTROBOT working away, absorbing, creating, expanding, and constructing, funky fresh, groove-matic, ill sounds that make your ears wet. He released his first record "Hash Rock Supa Fly v.1" in July 2010 blending dubstep with some live instruments, original vocals, and a little bit of blues and soul. currently he is involved in two other electronic projects that are both expected to turn some heads, (look out for E!NSTE!N and ATS)
TRVST (prounced "Travesty") is the newest addition to THE RIZO. His debut performance was at THE SUMMER OF BASS MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL, along side the likes of REID SPEED , The Professionals, 6blocc and APX-1. He put together a tasty mix that combines dubstep with some glitch hop heaters, exhibiting his ability to expand to multiple genres. He will be making moves this next year and is bringing it proper in true RIZO fashion.
AREA 2: TECHNO|HOUSE
RAIZ AKA ACID CIRCUS [DROID BEHAVIOR]
Los Angeles born and bred, Vangelis and Vidal Vargas were raised in the ’80s on a steady diet of Latin freestyle, electro, and new wave that pervaded their urban environment. Their father also exposed them to cutting edge progressive acts Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, planting early seeds for aural exploration. By the mid ’90s they were sampling LA’s underground club scene and heavily researching electronic music’s roots. After years of influence they began to express their musical vision through their own recordings and performances. Vidal and Vangelis eventually found common ground with producer / performer Drumcell, and in 2002 they formed the Droid Behavior event production group and record label out of frustration with the city’s lack of knowledge, acceptance, and understanding for Midwest-bred techno and house music and their European counterparts.
LEFT MINDED [PAPER RECORDINGS, LOOK AHEAD, HAWT]
Left Minded, aka Neil G and Luke Alan, come with a strong pedigree including music for the UK’s legendary Paper Recordings, Poland’s Look Ahead, and England's Deep Edition. Their latest outing on Look Ahead is remixed by Karol XVII & MB Valence, one of the most prolific and highly thought of production outfits of the past 12 months. The EP gathered chart and play support from Mousse T. Audio Soul Project, and The Timewriter amongst many other well known artists.
DOUGLAS DE LA FRESCA [PORT LAND ORALL OURS, UNITING SOULS, PLANET EAST]
BIO COMING SOON!
DJ KOOPA [RIZO]
PUSH GALLERY ART COLLECTIVE PRESENTS:
Justin is an active figure in the Los Angeles Art Community and has become
an activist and outreach worker around issues on homelessness and
starvation. His latest works consisting of paintings on wood and canvas have
been described as dimensional layouts of echoing harmonics, distorted body
forms, and organic abstraction.
was raised by a family of atheist whalers but left a life of whaling to
pursue art. He's a man who has worked in many fields including: painting,
cooking, film, architechture, risk management, marine biology, grief
counselor, mechanical and chemical engineering, air ballooning, underwater
demolition, billboard rehabilitation, and has an unmatched mastery of
washboard restoration. He likes synthesizers and drum machines and spends
his spare time with his girlfriend and his rat kirby.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, and has been living in Los
Angles for about 2 years. Being naturally talented at art, she had been
drawing from a very young age, and formally began studying art upon entering
high school. At the age of 15 she began attending figure drawing classes and
oil painting classes at Academy of Art College, San Francisco. Her efforts
were soon recognized when she was accepted into the prestigious California
State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) held at the California Institute of
the Arts in Los Angeles. CSSSA was a college level art program for selected
high school students across the state where she received intensive training
in the fields of painting, figure drawing, printmaking, and ceramics.
Naomi continued her artistic career through college at San Diego State
University, where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in both International
Business, and Fine Arts.
Born and raised in Southern California, but have been living in long beach for almost 5 years.Tatiana more recently started exploring the art community and promoting her work with the encouragement of close friends. She gets creative because she feel an urgent need to, always conjuring ideas and working on different pieces simultaneously. Often incorporating her photography into her paintings, even using vinyl records and drumheads in place of canvas. Tatiana loves to take photos and loves to paint, so it's only natural to unite the two. Also writes, acts, and even has a music project in the works. She finds expression through different avenues be it music, painting,photography, or film. When she can't find inspiration to outlet through one, she explore another.
I am an abstract artist living in Los Angeles, CA.. The acclamations that I
received from people viewing my work motivated me to pursue art as a
profession. A short time after that, I began exhibiting my paintings and
expanded to creating murals on privately owned walls. The change from
graffiti to canvas has been financially beneficial to me. I have not yet
attended an art school. All of my creative designs come natural.
Joshua recently received his MFA from the University of California - Davis
and is now looking for greener pastures. He hails from Hudson Valley of New
York, which is the small slice of country paradise which borders the hulking
beast that is New York City. Although he focused on sculpture as an
undergrad, the intervening years have brought his focus more toward drawing,
particularly large format pen and ink.
Erica Tremblay learned to embroider from her mother and grandmother growing
up in Southern Missouri. Now, inspired by the culture and streets of Los
Angeles, she combines the antique art-form with a unique pop whimsy.
Joseph Powers Bowman
BIO COMING SOON...
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-STATE OF THE ART LIGHTING BY LIGHTING UNDERGROUND!
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-2 ROOMS OF MUSIC
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