Friday, December 9, 2011

FTA EVENT: [2.19.2012] SMACK IT! 2 @ Venue 112 in Virginia Beach

This is VA Pressure 1 year anniversary show! It has been so much fun throwing these events at Central 111 and Venue 112. Many more to come! (oh the following day is presidents day)

The line up!


Terry Mullan, Chicago's turntablist extraordinaire, turns out dance floors week after week throughout the US and abroad. Any true fan of House Music knows his name, and celebrates his amazing DJ sets. His credits include Coachella, Starscape, Bugged Out, The End, Footwork, and Ruby Skye amongst raves as far off as Japan, Australia and Germany. He has developed a faithful following to those who know through his signature style of funky quirky jacking acid house combined with cutting and scratching making up an entirely new genre all his own.

The eighties posed as the formative years of Terry's career. Although his roots began in hip-hop, he found himself smack in the middle of the Chicago house explosion. House and Disco were styles of music that were entirely new to Terry, but the match was struck. Soon after gaining inspiration from Chicago air personalities like Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Fast Eddie, Armando, & Mike "Hitman" Wilson via 102.7 WBMX, Terry made house his home. Next, when acid house hit the US, the link was completed; Terry found the sound he was looking for. It was that added flavor he was waiting for, something new, twisted and forward. Now all the elements were coming together. And with the addition of the Detroit sound, this was it, three different languages, disco, house and techno. They could all translate the same message together or apart from one another. With his fluent style, these languages reflect his DJ'ing as well as the tracks he's now composing, which is his way of furthering the evolution of dance music.

For the future, Terry is going beyond just knowing his machines. This sound is put to the test on his releases on Robsoul, Definitive, Control, Funk'd, Chicago Housing Commission, Aciiieeed, and on his own imprint, Catalyst Recordings. Through his label he has released projects for the likes of DJ Sneak, Ian Pooley, Halo Varga, Mazi, Angel Alanis & TJR, as well as for himself under the monikers, Acid OG's, Speakerphreaker, Tone Broke, and as Serotonin project on Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva's former imprint Definitive which featured Terry's track "Sidewinder" on the Chemical Brothers "Brother's Gonna' Work It Out" Mix CD. Additionally, Terry gained notoriety for his records under the alias Speakerphreaker which includes the largely successful "Products Of Our Environment" EP, on Catalyst, which was featured on Pete Tong's essential selection on BBC Radio 1 in the UK, & "La Nina/Nickel Bag Da Funk" EP on Smile Records, which was licensed to several top DJ mix compilations. Terry's DJ'ing, label and tracks have earned him a reputation that extends worldwide. Never one to follow the masses, he borrowed from each genre to create what we all know to be Terry's sound, putting a bad ass twist on an otherwise conservative house scene. This man is truly a living legend.

J-STAR [Techno]
Chapel hill, NC
With over 15 years in the EDM community, J-star will get your body moving with her signature style of driving techno that flirts with the hard and the dark. In just a few short years J-star has quickly become a force to be reckoned with on the decks. Partnering with husband Billie Blaze, she co-found the Diffuse Audio collective with the goal of bringing like-minded EDM connoisseurs together to bring underground EDM to the masses.
Catch her live every Sunday on Diffuse Audio's Sundaze Sessions:

Turnstyle,, Richmond, VA

R.O.E. [Techno]
VA Pressure, HRVA
(Rules of Engagement) consists of djs Brian Lindsay and Patrick Currier. Watch out for these two fusing tribal/german/detroit techno in all their tag sets. Keep on the look out for some techno releases.

Funk It Productions | VA Pressure | NSB Radio UK | W.E. Recordings
Paranoid Androidz are Virginia's premier Breakbeat DJ Team. Whether you've heard them on their weekly radio show on the #1 breakbeat radio station in the world, NSB Radio, or at one of the many shows they've rocked along the Atlantic coast, Paranoid Androidz will make you move your feet! The group is comprised of veteran DJs Vinyl Alchemist, Konversion, and Rican. Check out their show, The Downstairs Mixup Show, every Sunday from 6 PM - 8PM EST on for the best in breakbeat.

[Drum & Bass]
The Annex, VA Pressure, NOVA

[Progressive Electro House]
Binary Sound / Richmond, VA

BRIAN BASSIK [Progressive Electro House]
VA Pressure

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