Executioner Tour w/ Excision, DirtyPhonics, & Ill.gates

Oh Bleep! & AfterDark present

Executioner Tour w/ Excision, DirtyPhonics, & Ill.gates

Fri, February 21, 2014

9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Marc (formerly Texas Music Theater)

San Marcos, TX

$40.00

Excision
Excision
Taking influence from DnB, Metal, and Hip Hop, Excision is a Dubstep artist who must be heard to fully believe. Combining the morphing bass lines of Drum and Bass, the aggressive energy of Metal, and the laid back vibes of hip hop, Excision's style is incomparable.
At only 22, this young Canadian's passion for music has already driven him to become one of the biggest Dubstep acts of North America. Anyone who has heard a set by this bad boy has walked away feeling energized and refreshed. If your lucky enough to catch a live set, expect an assault of bass heavy tracks, mixed quickly and seamlessly.
Dirtyphonics
"We don't follow rules," Dirtyphonics collectively admit. "We create them."

On "Irreverence", their forthcoming debut full-length for Dim Mak Records, the French electronic dance music quartet pens a new playbook for the genre. Merging heavy bass music, drum n' bass, dubstep, and electro with grimy club energy, the group—Charly, Thomas, Pho, and Pitchin—can't be pinned down. However, these pioneers wouldn't have it any other way.

They're just as quick to name-check Metallica and Korn as influences as they are to mention Daft Punk and Pendulum, and their beginnings were undeniably "rock 'n' roll". Charly and Thomas met in 2000, while attending the same design school. They immediately began making music together. In 2004 they met Pho and jumped in the studio the next day with a boundless perspective that transmuted electro heaviness to the dance floor – Dirtyphonics was born. At the jump of 2008, they added PitchIn to the fold and expanded their collective aural palette even further.
"Most of us started by playing in metal bands," recalls Charly. "Our sound was always meant to be powerful, high-impact, and precise. From the day we've started, we've challenged ourselves to create something new - we love to push boundaries."

Dirtyphonics unleashed their debut single "French Fuck" on AudioPorn Records, which topped the Beatport chart reaching #1, and they instantly infiltrated the scene. Follow-up tracks "Quarks" and "Vandals" solidified the provocative outfit as a consistent game-changing entity with hyper-charged, unpredictable tempo shifts and the veritable genesis of "drumstep".

"We're French, we like to shake the establishment, and be provocative," says Pho." That was the point since we started. 'Quarks' and 'Vandals' were a new approach to blending genres. It was a magical moment and those tempo switches became a musical signature."
From day one, heads turned rapidly, and they were tapped for high-profile remixes such as "WARP" from The Bloody Beetroots and Skrillex's "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites". Other sought them out as well including Marilyn Manson, Benny Benassi, Excision, Datsik, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, The Crytstal Method, Nero, and more. Their remix work has appeared on labels including Atlantic Records, Mau5trap, Ultra, MTA, Virgin Records, Ram Records…

Nevertheless, "DIRTY", the first single from the album, allows the perfect introduction to Dirtyphonics and their inimitable mystique. It's a sexy, slithering dance epic that's bound to get any crowd anywhere moving.
"The message is pretty clear here, and it gives us shivers to hear the crowd chant, 'DIRTY', along to the song," Thomas reveals. "Being 'DIRTY' is more than dirt or sex for us. It's a way to be yourself—whatever that means to you. Feel free and feel good. When you come to our show or listen to our music, it's all about freeing yourself and having the time of your life. Be geeky, be sexy, be extravagant! Be 'DIRTY'!"

They've made being 'DIRTY' a lifestyle. In 2009, they snagged the "Best Newcomer Producer" honor at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards. They headlined stages with everyone from Steve Aoki and Knife Party to Rusko and Skrillex at sold out shows worldwide. Over the past three years, they've become an international powerhouse playing the hottest festivals and clubs in every corner of the world. They proved to be standouts at festivals including Electric Daisy Carnival, Glastonbury, SXSW, Sziget, Pukkelpop and countless others. Their live show is a full-on sensory experience more akin to seeing your favorite band than a typical EDM act. They bring a level of energy that's rare in modern music.

For Dirtyphonics, it comes down to getting the crowd off. "It's about what they feel," PitchIn agrees. "We make music that we like. It has a lot of energy, and we like to tell stories. Each track has its vibe and theme. At a show, it blows your face off, and at home, you can geek out on details and things you might not hear on an oversized sound system. There are two ways to listen to our music. We want people to feel motivated for whatever it is they do."

They undoubtedly will from the moment they decide to get "DIRTY".
ill.Gates
ill.Gates
lll.Gates is a Toronto-based composer, performer and educator. Over the past 16 years, he has established a global fanbase and a reputation as one of the most dynamic electronic music artists around. He regularly tours across North
America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Gates has headlined at such festivals as Burning Man, Shambala, the World Electronic Music Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. His first full-length release, Autopirate (Muti Music, 2008) charted and continues to sell strongly. His upcoming triple album The
ill.Methodology and accompanying online course are highly anticipated. Gates was recently selected as one of the Next 100 by URB Magazine.

Many of his contemporaries cite ill.Gates as a key artistic influence and inspiration in their music. While on tour, Gates frequently teaches workshops to grateful and attentive audiences, in which he shares his highly effective approach
to producing quality finished music as well as insights into the mentality and strategies necessary to succeed in the music business.
Venue Information:
The Marc (formerly Texas Music Theater)
120 E San Antonio
San Marcos, TX, 78666