ANOMALY featuring

ANOMALY featuring

Zeds Dead, Porter Robinson, Araabmuzik, Bassjackers, Codes

Fri, January 20, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Terminal 5

New York, NY

$35(SOLD OUT) / $40 Limited Advance (SOLD OUT) / $45 Advance

This event is 18 and over

ANOMALY featuring
ANOMALY featuring
Zeds Dead
Zeds Dead
DC and Hooks are Zeds Dead.

They first hooked up in 2004 and formed Mass Productions. Influenced by the digging in the crates sampling school of hip hop, Mass Productions released one independent album in the summer of 2007 entitled Fresh Beetz. It was their first and only release.

In the summer of 2009, the two launched their second collaboration - Zeds Dead - turning up the bpm and aiming the bass-lines at the dance-floor. Soon after Zeds Dead (alongside the Killabits) founded a weekly party in Toronto called BassMentality. Guests have included Nero, Skrillex, Netsky, Mary Anne Hobbs, 12th Planet, Borgore, Plastician, and many more.

Zeds Dead has earned an excellent reputation amongst a new generation of producers as artists without borders - genres hold no bearing over their music as they transcend style and form with ease. By pulling from a vast array of source material (Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, Sublime), and molding it into their unique brand of dance-floor classics, They have established themselves as a dominant force in EDM circles and have received recognition and praise from tastemakers worldwide. With a stockpile of originals and remixes set to be released in 2011, Hooks and DC show no signs of slowing down.

Catch them live and you'll know: Zeds Dead is here to stay
Porter Robinson
Porter Robinson
Unlikely doesn't even begin to describe Porter Robinson's rapid ascent to the forefront of the world of dance music. Hailing from North Carolina, 18-year-old Porter Robinson had never set foot in a club when his smash hit "Say My Name" shot to number one on Beatport's Electro-House chart, making people do just that on dancefloors and DJ booths across the globe. Complex yet catchy, and classic yet cutting edge, Porter Robinson's instantly recognizable sound has earned him the raving support of legendary producers such as Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, David Guetta, The Crystal Method and Armand Van Helden, and landed him shows across the globe – all before he had even had the chance to finish high school.
Some might call Porter a prodigy, but that label belies his musical maturity and ignores his years of production experience, which reveal themselves in the way he blends the best of seemingly distinct genres into a style uniquely his own. His massive electro hooks paired with nasty dubstep warbles and shimmering trance breakdowns transcend tired genre adjectives like "progressive" or "fidget", taking listeners into an uncharted territory of hard-hitting house music.
Araabmuzik
Araabmuzik
If you were to Google the name Araabmuzik, you would discover a lot video's showing this music producer hammering on an MPC as if he was Travis Barker on the drums. With his fast rhythmic touches on the machine - while donning a New Era fitted, some might call it poetry in motion, others might say it's suicide on an MPC, but for the Dipset in-house producer it's just another day on the job.

Born Abraham Orellana in Providence, RI, the middle child of two other siblings, he grew up with an affection to music starting at a very young age. "I've been drumming since the age of 3. When I was around 10, I started getting into keyboard and producing my own music." Half Dominican and Guatemalan, he confesses that his Hispanic heritage has influenced his music to a degree. With his mom being a one-time professional singer he's been around melodies and beats his entire life, however; growing up in Providence... it's natural to assume Hip-Hop not having much of an influence in the city, considering that's it sprawled so far away in New England. "There's definitely a lot of Hip-Hop here. You'll find a lot of local rap groups, solo artists out here that are trying make it, it's just the fact that we're not on the map like that just yet." Having found much success working with Dipset members Cam'Ron, Duke Da God, Hell Rell and others, he's also shopped beats to Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Cassidy, Gucci Man, Young Dro and Fabolous. With his rapid beat making techniques, it's easy to understand why it's getting him on shows from state to state because it's amazing to see. "I've been getting booked by clubs lately to do shows performing on my MPC live. It's something different, unique and it puts me in a position to be a trendsetter, but on the other hand - it's allowing other producers in the crowd to hear my sound and see what I'm doing, but I don't think you can really duplicate what I'm doing." Putting a name on how to define his music and style is a daunting task, but under the fabric of his beats still lies a blueprint from the influences of Dr. Dre, Swizz Beats, Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, Hi-Tek, DJ Khalil and Beatmakers. These famous producers vicariously helped in perfecting his craft to the point now that it's a full time job. "When I first started making beats, I went from the keyboard to a software program and to an MPC. My motivation at that time was just for the fact that I wanted to hear and make my own music. All my old beats on the keyboard where like a good 3-4 minutes long and as I got better, so did the beats." Not really needing much for motivation when making a new beats is natural. "I'm not the type that needs to smoke a blunt or have a drink to be creative. "I just sit down and think of what I'm going to do or how I'm going to do it. It doesn't take long - no more than ten minutes for me to complete a beat. It's always like 10-15 minutes the most and then I'm done."

As his talents continue to move him forward, don't ever think leaving his hometown is in the plans. "Growing up in Providence, I was blessed because I didn't have to go through a lot of the things that other people that I know in places like Boston and New York had to go through. I was raised by both my mom and my pops and their still together this day. Besides, it doesn't matter where I'm from just so long as the people keep liking my beats that's all that matters."
Bassjackers
Bassjackers
On a afternoon somewhere in the beginning of 2007 two friends decided to join forces, one Dj and one producer, both sharing great passion for house music.. Bassjackers was born..!”

Bassjackers aka Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst had not foreseen what was coming when they started out with their collaboration. Marlon was already Dj-ing for a while and Ralph experimented a lot with making different kinds of dance music. Marlon was mainly playing house music at the time and then the idea came to push Ralphs productions in that direction so that Marlon could play the tracks in his sets. The first track they were both satisfied with was “Beat Cut”.

“Beat Cut” got picked up by Fedde le Grand and kickstarted their career. What followed was a solid stream of tracks and remixes which were supported by all the top jocks and scored big on the international dance charts, like for example their remix for Dada Life which scored #1 on hypem.com (the international hype machine). The success in the studio was also taken to the clubs and with a packed schedule of 250 gigs a year Bassjackers were definitely established in the dance scene.

Their BIG break came in 2011, their dancefloor bomb “Mush Mush” got picked up by Tiesto and got released on Tiesto’s imprint “Musical Freedom”. It dominated the Beatport top 10 for over 2 months and grew to be one of the biggest club/festival tracks of 2011. It’s that track that every DJ can play to destroy the dance floor, and so they did. Just to namedrop; Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Afrojack, Sander van Doorn, Martin Solveig, Calvin Harris, Benny Benassi, Judge Jules, the list of support is endless..!!

This resulted in a massive career boost! Remixing for A-list artists like Rihanna and Moby, playing in Privilege Ibiza alongside Tiesto and touring around the globe to demolish dance floors is just the beginning… Bassjackers are taking over!
Codes
Codes
Codes is a Brooklyn based beat maker who is reaching back to those golden days of hip-hop and house music. The days where you might sit in a record shop for hours searching for that diamond in the rough. Codes sound is a little disco, a little house, a helping of bass and a lot of love. Recently signed to dance music heavy weights Craze and Kill the Noise's Slow Roast label, Codes released his EP Codes House which became an instant hit with track after track finding its way into every dj's set list. With future projects for Plant Music and Slow Roast and remixes galore in the pipe line - Codes is one to watch for 2011 and beyond
Venue Information:
Terminal 5
610 W 56th St
New York, NY, 10019
http://www.terminal5nyc.com/