Thursday, April 17, 2014

Other Events: 4.19.2014 Faction Digital Recordings: 1 Year Party [Virginia Beach, VA]

will be celebrating our 1 year as a record label!

The Lounge
3972 Holland Rd #109, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

Line Up:

[$25 for public to attend the entire show, Buffet/open bar]
12-1 Patrick Currier Vs Konztant [Drum & Bass] - DC - WVA
1-2   Alcrani [Drum & Bass] - VA
2-3   Set Wreckaz [Breaks] - VA
3-4   The Phunktards [Breaks] - VA
4-5   James Ruffin [Breaks] - VA
5-6   Mak Rayne Vs Stacey Essene [Breaks] - VA
6-7   Paranoid Androidz [Breaks] - VA
7-8   The Venture Brothers [Drum & Bass] - VA - TX

[Open to public $10 presale ($15 at the door)]
8-9     Tasha [Drum & Bass] - OH
9-10   Geoffro [Drum & Bass] - PA
10-11 Tester [JUNGLE] - GA
11-12 Stunna [Drum & Bass] - IL
12-1   ODI [Drum & Bass] - NYC
1-2     Will Miles [Drum & Bass] - VA

FDR private party for artists and close friends will be from 12pm-8pm.
Doors open to the public at 8pm.

Mega package deal..... (sales end 04/19/14, 11am)

$25.00 will get you into the private party and the main show.

The percs...

Buffet catered by the Lounge. (Fried chicken, pork BBQ, greens, veggies, Mac n cheese, mashed potatoes, and more)
open bar (Time block TBA)

plus you get to hang out and listen to some bangin tunes for FDR artists from all over the country!

plus... merch & freebies!


General Admission presales $10 8pm-2am $15 day of the show.



Konkrete Jungle, NYC/Charlotte
[Drum & Bass]

Odi as he is known to the world, does not look like the type to have a group of beautiful women fawning over him. And yet, there are several that I have to get through to talk to him. People murmur “respect” as we walk outside. Their admiration is not underserved. Odi, is in great part responsible for the entire style of jungle music in NYC. “I can’t think of anything that makes me happier,” he says. “Every show makes me better.” Jungle or drum&bass is one of the evolutions of the 90s electronica wave, characterized by an emphasis on fast-paced breakbeat and prominent bassline. It was then, back in its formative years that Bronx-born, Harlem-raised Odi entered the scene and gave it his kind of direction. “I grew up around 125th street , the home of hip hop. So it was natural to be an aggressive DJ, putting in the hip hop elements. It’s what I know.” His break came around after high school, when running promotions for the famous NASA rave parties at Club Shelter grew into a steady DJing slot. From there, Odi and some childhood friends who shared a lifestyle, culture and musical interest began pumping out electronic records with their own signature twist. “Jungle didn’t happen as a music until 96. Back then it was all just called breaks or techno was the common term,” Odi recalls. “Anything went back then. My friends and I got real lucky, being in the right place at the right time.” Fans would argue that it was not only the position but the skills that propelled Odi and his DJ crew, Digital Konfusion, into the underground limelight. Their way of mixing jungle beats with Hip Hop has grown into its own genre. “Jump up” has been the defining style of NYC and the east coast in general since 97, when the crew formed their own eponymous record label and began spinning at NYC’s most dedicated weekly jungle show: Konkrete Jungle. Odi rapidly became a fixture, while continuing to travel the country, one of the first few to enjoy such popularity. Eventually Odi caught the ears of Malik Shabazz, the international spokesman for the respected Hip Hop society Zulu Nation. Shortly, he initiated Odi in 03, making the Harlem native the first junglist to enter the organization. “I really respected the work that they did,” says Odi. “And I try not to talk or brag about it, but it’s a very big honor.” Odi and his record label remained prolific in the recent year, DJing constantly while putting out a mix CD and producing for multiple other artists. The next step for Odi is his upcoming artist’s album and taking his music online for digital distribution. But most of all, he would just like to continue playing, unconstrained by genre. “They have names for all the different styles, but I like it better when it was just music,” says Odi, smiling. “When it comes down to it, no one really knows the difference.”

Trilogy Sound Crew, Atlanta, GA

Tester is as known in the ragga jungle genre as the amen break. He's been on the front lines since the foundation days and his one ton dubbox reflects just that. Tester's distinctive brand of ragga jungle and reggae dubplate style is a favorite amongst DJs, producers and listeners alike. Tester has releases on labels such as Tuff Gang International, Top Ranking and Jungle Royale, as well as his own imprints, Soundtest Records, Tester Series and Big Tune Records. Tester has over 20 vinyl releases, amounting to more than 30 individual released tracks and has produced well over 100 original dubplates and VIP remixes. With extensive touring across North America, UK, Europe, Russia and everywhere in between, Tester continues to unleash his infamous style on dancefloors worldwide. Tester also operates as a reggae clash Sound and has recorded dubplates with the biggest names in reggae.

[Drum & Bass]

Hailing from the Windy City, STUNNA (aka JAY CAPPO) has been deeply immersed in the Chicago music scene for many years. Schooled in piano study from an early age, his love of jazz music turned him on to the sounds of HERBIE HANCOCK, especially his early-70's work with synthesizers and electronics. At the age of 12, Jay acquired a drum machine and an 8-bit sampling keyboard and began to experiment with the jazzier sounds he'd listened to and also with the current sounds of Chicago House that was at the time, in its formative years. A number of years were spent performing in bands on the keyboards and alongside DJs at parties. His discovery of Rap music and the walls of layered samples by groups such as PUBLIC ENEMY fascinated him and he made it his personal mission to dig and find the sources of these diverse sounds he was hearing. Jay realized that many of the current sounds within these layers were actually pieces from the jazz and funk he'd heard only a few years before. He was now hooked on the science of connecting his own sounds with various parts of music's funky past. He joined local Chicago funk bands and began working with House producers such as ROY DAVIS JR. in the mid-to-late 90's, playing keys and collaborating on original tracks and remixes. Around this time he began hearing more and more of the sped-up breakbeats of many of his favorite jazz-funk drummers that were now being used by Jungle and Drum+Bass producers. After accumulating many vintage synths and new studio gear, Jay delved into creating his own brand of D+B and locked himself in the studio. When he emerged, he'd written over 50 tracks and began DJing out to fine-tune his songs. Currently, Jay continues to work on D+B, promotes many shows around Chicago, tours with bands, DJ's around the world, and hosts the weekly radioshow 'THE GREENROOM' Wednesdays on WWW.BASSDRIVE.COM. He has signed tracks to 31 RECORDS, OUTSIDER, OFFWORLD, LDNB, SOUL DEEP, INFLUENZA, IM: LTD, ROTATION DEEP, FUNK STAR, HUSTLE AUDIO, SOUNDTRAX, POINT AUDIO, WESTBAY, STRICTLY-DIGITAL, PHUZION, DEFUNKED, FOKUZ, VIBEZ, PHUNKFICTION, BIOS, LEVITATED, FUTURE RETRO, LUCKY DEVIL, performed on THE FAREED HAQUE GROUP's lastest release for MAGNA CARTA RECORDS, and has also co-produced/performed on tracks and remixes for NEW ORDER, ESTHERO, TERRY CALLIER, MISSY ELLIOT, RON CARROLL, BARBARA TUCKER, BOMBAY RECORDS, NITELIFE COLLECTIVE, SONY, WARNER BROTHERS, DEFECTED RECORDS and TALKIN' LOUD. Currently, he's working on his own original Drum+Bass productions as well as collaborations with artists worldwide such as AMANING, BACHELORS OF SCIENCE, BIONIC1, BROTHER, CONTOUR, CYBASS, DECADE, DONNIE DUBSON, FX909, HENREE, INDIVISION, J-CUT, JAY ROME, KUBATKO, LENZMAN, MAD VIBES, MATIZZ, MECHANIC, METHOD ONE, MIXMASTER DOC, PEYO, PLACE42, RANDOM MOVEMENT, REDEYES, SOL.ID, SUBMORPHICS, SUBZ, SWITCH, WILL MILES, and Chicagoans PIPELINE, RELEASE, RADIATA, GRANDMARQUEE and LAMEBRANE. For more info - visit: WWW.SOUNDCLOUD.COM/STUNNA -- WWW.BASSDRIVEARCHIVE.COM/STUNNA -- WWW.GREENROOMDNB.COM

Geoffro aka TopShotta 
[Broken Beat]

a technician behind the decks, geoffro has been destroying 1200's since the early 90's with the ability to rock a variety of styles and crowds. from reggae and dancehall to lounge and downtempo to hip hop and EDM, all with his own unique style & finesse. he has had several reviews in URB magazine for his "mixtape" work, been featured on dj muggs mash-up radio show and "mixtape", played in front of thousands at venues like JFK stadium for the legendary HFStival, the 9:30 club, camp bisco, the recher theatre, fletchers, the WMC in miami and the LA convention center for E3, shared the stage and opened for artists including beenie man, tanto metro and devonte, macka diamond, bone thugs-n-harmony, the crystal method, green lantern, israel vibrations, tech itch & decoder, inspectah deck, the pharcyde, jimmie's chicken shack, the allmighty senators, lake trout, trick daddy, birdy nam nam, the nappy roots, k-os, killa priest, method man, g. love & special sauce, KJ sawka and dj enferno. he has been featured on numerous FM and internet radio including WHFS 99.1, WQXA 105.7, CFRU 99.3, KROCK 92.3,, and and has performed at a number of VIP events for various artists, athletes & sponsors including trick daddy, the harlem globetrotters & red bull. after establishing a name in the central PA area, geoffro relocated to baltimore in 2000 to join up with live alien broadcast. together they set out on a consistent run of writing, recording and touring through the mid atlantic area, playing a string of memorable shows like the massive HFStival, NYE @ the inner harbor, the vans warped tour & a sold out CD release at fletchers in their home town. after the bands breakup in 2002, geoffro moved back to central PA & quickly became a staple in the then burgeoning nightlife boom, holding down residencies at 2 of harrisburg's premier nightspots, mars lounge & NOMA. currently he continues to hold down a number of residencies throughout PA and is producing original material both as dj geoffro and under the alias TOPSHOTTA, with some of his edits available at a truly versatile, veteran DJ/producer capable of rocking any party.

Tribe Steppaz aka Tasha 
[Drum & Bass]

Tribe Steppaz aka Prime Mover is a multi-national production team consisting of Stateside native Tasha & UK native Cridge of 'Up Bustle & Out' (best known for their Ninja Tune releases). Between the two of them they have been releasing both vinyl and CD's since the 90's on a plethora of labels worldwide.

Prime Mover/Tribe Steppaz music has received support by some of the scene's biggest names, and has been charted both stateside and in the UK, including hitting #3 on the UK DMC d&b chart for their 'Star Wars' remix on Cridge and dj SUV's Bootshake Records (12' vinyl), and a #2 spot for the team's 'Killa Army' tune on Tasha's Pound Recordings (12' vinyl).

So far in 2014 Tribe steppaz has released future jungle/breaks with Bad Habit, UK and saw both sides of the single reach #1 on the top 100 breaks charts for 3 weeks on Trackitdown in London. Tasha is proudly a part of the USA's biggest drum&bass collective, "MIA DNB" as well as the USA's longest running Jungle brand, "Konkrete Jungle".
Next up in the quest to push the drums, Tasha was brought on board with DJ SS's Iconic "The World of Drum&Bass" brand to represent the team stateside, focusing on spreading positive vibes and Drum&Bass across the planet.

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