Epic Entertainment & California Dreaming present
SHUT UP AND DANCE!!
Friday January 27th 8pm-5am Epicnyc.tv
The Grandfather" of Universal Hip Hop Culture and The Electro Funk Sound...
***AFRIKA BAMBAATAA*** (Zulu Nation, NYC)
Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three Godfathers of hip hop culture. A world-renowned DJ from the South Bronx, who was instrumental in the early development of Hip Hop throughout the 1970s. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deeJjaying, and is respectfully known as the “Grandfather” and “Godfather” and The Amen Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Universal Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading rap and hip-hop culture throughout the world. Like many of the early pioneers in Hip-Hop, he is of West Indian descent. On September 27, 2007, he was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The First Queen Of The Jungle - spinning old school drum-bass/jungle set!!!
***DJ RAP*** (Ministry of Sound / Propa / Impropa Talent, UK-LA)
Charissa Saverio, a.k.a. DJ RAP, has been the undisputed queen of the turntables and voted the number one female DJ in the world for the last 10 years! DJ Rap has infiltrated the music industry with her arsenal of talent. She has established herself as the CEO of her labels: Propa and Impropa Talent, developed her creative direction as a full-fledged producer, and remains to be the recording artist and DJ that everyone has come to love and love dance to! She is also a classically trained pianist and song writer, amongst many other talents! Rap has dominated such genres as house and drum & bass. After waiting several years to be able to re-record (not re-mix) the single, "Good To Be Alive - 2011", DJ Rap was finally able to step into the studio to revive the track. Originally, this single was released on the multi-platinum album "Learning Curve", that was previously released on Sony Records. In Summer 2011 the long awaited re-release of "Good to be Alive - 2011" launched! A new music video also accompanied the release. The video captures the ever glamorous and beautiful DJ Rap, it is as if she is ageless. Her voice is equally preserved and this is evident in the newly recorded vocals heard on the track. "Good To Be Alive", became known to us as an anthem following the original release and to fans now and then, it still is. Rap has produced music for play station, Wii, and 7 major movies. Examples of her portfolio are evident in her work for Twix, Mission Impossible (Tom Cruise), Isolation, Run Lola Run, Enough (J-lo), Rogue Trader (Ewan McGregor) Multi-talented, accomplished, ambitious, and driven by her passion to create and her love for music, DJ Rap is not a name from music's past, it is the name of music now and an inspiration to music's future.
First NYC Appearance of America's #1 Hardstyle Diva
***DJ LADY FAITH*** (djladyfaith.com,Corson Agency,Hard Dance Nation, LA)
After a four-year trial by fire in the American EDM scene, Lady Faith has finally brought her unique stage presence and exemplary mixing skills to some of the biggest events in the country. Headlining alongside Dash Berlin, Headhunterz, Zany, DV8, Donkey Rollers, Wildstylez and Caffeine – she has quickly become a household name. With events throughout the United States under her belt, she has set her sights on bringing American Hard Dance to fans across the globe. With a unique blend of Persian sounds and pounding kicks, she recently released her first track, “Donyaye Man”, which was well received by the Hardstyle community ranking #4 on the Hardstyle.com charts. With every new track to follow, this flourishing hard dance storyteller will share more of her musical vision with the world. Be prepared to experience the unexpected and remember to always have Faith in the sound that is Hard Dance!
***DAVE GEE & TRIGON w/ DIGGADEE MC***(Darkroom/Methods/Profound Audio, NYC)
The DARKROOM Crew is comprised of Dave Gee, Trigon, and Diggadee MC. This Brooklyn-based trio has been making a lot of noise over the last few years in the US Dubstep scene. Known as tastemakers in the New York area, they've brought many international acts to NYC for their debut performances including Borgore, 16bit, Stenchman, MRK1, Virus Syndicate, Bare, Reso, PropaTingz, DZ, and dozens of others. Between the 3 members, they've got over 30 years experience in the electronic music industry and have played all over the US, including several showcases at SXSW, WMC, and Starscape. Dave owns Methods Clothing, which has become a staple in the US Dubstep Community. Trigon runs the Profound Audio record label, which is quickly becoming a major contender in the bass music market. Dave Gee and Diggadee MC are the first nationally booked Dubstep DJ/MC combo from the US. They release mixes and perform under the moniker, Heavy Weight Division. With the recent release of their Murda Style EP, which features remixes from MRK1, Von D, and Codes; they continue to push boundaries with a slew of upcoming productions and collaborations. DARKROOM, which has become known as Brooklyn's Official Dubstep monthly event will celebrate its 3 Year Anniversary in May. Keep a look out for many more releases from the crew this year.
The Long Awaited Return NYC's Queen of Hardcore...
***JEN MAS*** (Vitus, NY)
DJ Jen Mas is one of the leading ladies of hard dance music in North America. Founder of the Vitus crew, she's maintained a strong electronic music scene presence for over a decade, and has an invariably growing fan base that spans the globe. Known for her lightning fast mixing and scratching abilities, she continues to impress audiences everywhere with her fast-paced DJ sets and mind-blowing track selections. Voted one of the top 20 female DJs in the world by Shejay magazine and playing countless shows across the continent for years
LOVE SOUND PROJECT FEATURING
***CHRIS LOVE, NICK JAGGER, AB LOGIC*** (Soup, NYC)
(Bio coming soon)
***DJ DANK*** (Funky Elements Recordings, NYC)
The man behind the Funky Element Productions & Recordings NY crew has been hard at work. A veteran DJ for the past 12 years and veteran promoter for the past 11 years, DJ Dank has demolished dance floors up and down the east coast. Don't miss what all the hype is about as the the return of NYC's Electro Bad Boy is in FULL EFFECT. 2010 marked the year he started his label Funky Element Recordings focusing on heavy bass music. The first release titled "FuNK eL" Remixed by superstar Lazy Rich hit the beatport top 100 off the bat. The same went for his second release titled "Heat Me Up" on this newly established label. His third release titled "Step Right Up" launched Dank into international status and hit #7 in the world on beatports top 100 electro tracks chart. His most recent project titled "Midnight Moroder" yet again broke Beatports top 10 chart for electro house in the world. However this is only the beginning...
***KNOWLEDGE*** (Columns of Knowledge, CT)
Knowledge is one of the original foundation layers for the underground dance circuit in the mid-90’s for New England. His evolving sound has taken audiences of 5 to 5000+ and turned rooms inside out worldwide. Always taking the time to hand select the most cutting edge production in the tracks he plays, his signature sound of genre-bending, layered, journey sets have transformed many minds and moved countless bodies over his almost 15 year career. Some works by Knowledge include “Speaker Bleetch” -2004- Columns of Knowledge Recordings co-produced w/ James Miller Junior as a featured B side on the label’s Raoul Zerna EP“Blueprint Training” – 2003 – Columns of Knowledge Recordings co-produced w/ Ezrah featuring remixes by Donald Glaude and Chris Anderson“Landmark” -1999 – K:cid:X Tracks Recordings co-produced w/ Sunflower and his first Licensed mix cds: “Live @ Boo 7” & “Driven” featured tracks by: Junior Sanchez, Phil Kieran, Christian Smith, Steve Smooth & JJ Flores, Alex Peace, Misjah, Adam Beyer, Nick Sentience, Andy Farley, Flex and Marco Bailey.
***EMPRESS*** (Empower Records, NYC)
For over a decade, Empress has been smashing clubs worldwide. This native New Yorker has toured all over Europe and Asia many times & has also played almost every major city in North America, ncluding all over Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. She was also the First DNB DJ ever brought to Macedonia & Tahiti. DJ Residencies (past & present) include-- Testpress Sundays (NYC), Konkrete Jungle (NYC), Ignite (NYC), Eklektic (San Francisco), Hostel (London) & was a regular for over 10 years at Movement (London) She's a world renowned DJ, Producer, Vocalist, Musician & now label owner of Empower Recordings who's devotion to music, revered sets and relentless ambition has sustained her esteemed global reputation. She's now gone live too, performing and singing songs she's written & produced for herself based on her life experiences. Founder of Empower Recordings in 2011, fusing her favorite heavy genres of Metal & various styles of Electronica, mainly Drum & Bass, Dubstep & Electro. Watch out world, Empress is on the up & up.
***DOSE THE ALIEN*** (Intermission Ltd. / Cotopaxi / VisionaryMindz / EndeavourDigital.Net, NYC)
Setting out to create his own unique sound and fueled by the Industrial sound of the time, his first album was released in the spring of 1990 and was full of hard hitting industrial beats, heavily distorted guitars, and ripping synth lines. The Music Press voted the debut album " Best Industrial Album" and voted Dose "Best Industrial Artist" by their readers. In 1996 his first 12" "Erotophobia" was released on the San Francisco based 'Utopiate Recordings'. The tracked combined all the elements of his years of music training with roots in rock, techno, and his quirky alien like noises that signified the alien trademark. 2007 has seen multiple Dose the Alien Tracks and Remixes on labels such as "Protium Muisc", "SinSation Sound", and his own Label "Visionary Mindz," including top 20 charting Juno track "So Sexy" and his Trance remix of Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" that received critical acclaim at his 2007 World Electronic Music Festival (WEMF) performance. Now currently residing in Brooklyn, NY he has gone back into the studio and is currently working on his first full length Album since 2002's "Archaeology v 2.0." So far a long list of collaborators have stepped forward as guests on the new LP including the likes of KJ Sawka and SMD the MC. As of now the album is scheduled for release in 2012..
***JOHN BAS*** (Electronic Khaos / Beatport.com , NYC)
Born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, this former Graffiti Artist turned DJ has been an influential part of the underground music scene since 1994. John is considered one of Brooklyn's originators for the harder styles of dance for several reasons. After a trip to Holland nine years ago, John discovered a new sound of music, that would later be named Hardstyle, and immediately fell in love. John knew instantly that he wanted to deliver this new sound to the masses here in America, and while he is extremely humble, John is considered by many to be one of the best, and one of the first, DJs to play Hardstyle here in the United States. John is also one of the first Hardstyle artists on Beatport to release his tracks for download. Tracks like "Feel It", "Take Me To The Top", "Locked Inside Your Mind", and "Kick In The Bass". With production hits like that to his credit and his superb track selection, it's no wonder why Bas is one of Brooklyn's favorites.
***DJ SOAPPY*** (Tight Crew, MA)
Soappy has steadily developed an almost unsurpassed reputation for tearing up dance floors throughout the east coast. He has quickly built a name for himself with his innovative mixing style and superior track selection. Known mostly for playing breaks, Soappy is also well known for bridging the gap between genres (Dubstep, House, Psy-Trance, Garage, & Drum n' Bass). His natural sense to read the crowd keeps the dance floor moving, and people wanting more.
***DJ KEITHER*** (Tight Crew, MA)
Keither has been rocking the decks for a few years now and has built a strong following within the hardcore community. Establishing himself as one of the most energetic happy hardcore dj's in the northeast. Known for his late night sets, Keither can keep the crowd wanting more till the very end.
***ATOM C*** (Digital Distortion, NY)
DJ Atom C was born and bred as the underground scene's jack of all trades. Beginning to spin at the tender age of thirteen, Atom C has been able to craft a clean and talented style void of sloppy beats to deliver a harmonically appealing auditory experience for all. DJ Atom C is here to stay with his unique ability to flawlessly flow between genres and keep the party moving until the sun comes up.
***NOOMI RA*** (Digital Distortion , NY)
Noomi Ra Born in Frankfurt, Germany & growing up in New York, London, Dubai & everywhere in between. At a young age he was always interested & listened to electric dance music but, never got into playing his own. Finally in 2008 he started experimenting with DJing playing his first gig on September 27 2010. Since then its been a roller coaster ride from bringing in the new year @ the electric warehouse for over 2000 people on NYE to playing Pacha NYC and most recently playing the Dance.Here.Now festival on Governors Island. The genre he plays he likes to describe as Electro Trouse but, he plays a lot more including: Trance, House, Progressive, Electro, Minimal, and Techno. Basically... He says "I play anything that gets people to dance & blow their minds.”
***GABY NOODLE*** (Digital Distortion, NY)
Coming onto the scene strong repping the moombahton and bass culture movement but is all about variety and surprises. Her Influences includes names such as Dave Nada, Nero, Aphex Twin, Goldie, and Benga. Though still just starting out she is taking the scene by storm showing that the ladies still can play with the guys
Hear the thunder and roar of amazura’s turbosound flashlight system. Turbosound is renowned for setting the sound standard within the electronic world.
Morgan 寿命 Freeman (Columns of Knowledge, 12BB, bluecrash) - bluecrash.com
Get ready for the most amazing mind melting visuals you will ever witness as Bluecrush sets up shop on six!!! visual screens, for the most unique style and originality in performing arts that NYC has ever seen. Proving to be one of New York’s most sought-after warehouse and club designers for electronic music events, over 10,000 people came through Morgan’s Digital Art Salon at the Hangar in Brooklyn during the summer of 2011 to see his nine-hundred foot panoramic video screen showing a six hour long DADA visual piece. Morgan has VJ’ed at Webster Hall, Hiro, Velour, The Delancey, Bar 13 and Santo’s Party House. In 2009, Morgan Freeman placed third in a worldwide VJ competition at the Miami Winter Music Conference.
Known for building gigantic stages and mapping them with his visuals.
Amazura will look amazing with their BRAND NEW lighting system including 20 lasers!!!!!,techno beams, echo beams, studio spots, strobes, moving heads, and scanners, totaling over a 40 intelligent lighting system. This is sure to be a light show to remember.
For your safety and assistance we are bringing in our own professional security team. This team has worked with us at the Randall’s Island, Irving Plaza, South Street Seaport and Hammerstein Ballroom. They are there for your protection. They are the most friendly and professional company in the business.
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++Go Go Dancing by++
++PEEK A BOO GOGO GIRLS++
The Peek A Boo girls bring a new level of entertainment to the stage with every performance. They are guaranteed to give you a night you will never forget.
++PRETTY GIRL PRODUCTIONS++
Is an up and coming, all out team of entertainment sure to keep you dancing all night! With a love for ALL music, custom made outfits, happy go lucky attitudes and smooth moves, what more could you want? Gals with ranging years of experience, doing what we do best!
A Moon Bounce, Cotton Candy Machine, Pop Corn Machine, Bead Table, Massage Table, Fresh Fruit
Massage Table by Batman
++UV Reactive Face Painting++ by California Dreaming
Provided by Utopia. First place receives a FREE trip of their choice to either, Cancun, Jamaica, or Bahamas. Second Place receives $50 Gift Certificate to Utopia!
from -Utopia, California Dreaming, Epic Entertainment, & Funky Element Recordings
++PHOTOGRAPHY++ by Epicglowrm
++VENUE- NYC Arena (Amazura Concert Hall)++
9112 144th Place
Queens, NY 11435
Amazura Concert Hall is a 20,000SF, 2 room Concert Hall with 60ft high ceilings located in Jamaica Queens. Brand new wooden dance floor for all you breakers, 4 clean separate bathrooms, spacious lounge area and a full cash bar those 21 and over with valid id to 4am. Amazura is conveniently located by all public transportation and major highways.
For those of you who are coming from out of state we suggest making reservations at the following hotels.
Best Western Jamaica Inn
8707 Van Wyck Expy
13805 Jamaica Ave
(718) 523 3100
16440 Hillside Ave
++Info and Advance Tickets++
$25 in advanced till January 17th
$30 in advanced from Jan 17th till the day of the show
More at the door
$60 VIP Tickets- Includes backstage access to meet your favorite DJS, Limited collector’s edition shut up and dance T-Shirt, Autographed Poster and access to the VIP room!!!
Doors open at 8pm
Full Bar for 21+ (proper ID required)
Public Transportation Directions
TAKE THE E,J,Z SUBWAY LINE TO SUTPHIN BLVD STATION. WALK DOWN ARCHER AVE., TO 144TH PLACE.
MAKE A RIGHT AND AMAZURA IS AT THE END OF THE STREET.
FROM ALL POINTS (EAST OR WEST) TAKE THE TRAIN TO JAMAICA STATION. WALK DOWN ARCHER AVE. TO
144TH PLACE. MAKE A RIGHT TO AMAZURA.
QUEENS BOROUGH BRIDGE/59TH ST. BRIDGE TO L.I.E. TO GRAND CENTRAL PKWY EAST TO VAN WYCK
EXPWY SOUTH, TO HILLSIDE/JAMAICA AVE. EXIT. TRAVEL ON SERVICE ROAD TO JAMAICA AVE. AND MAKE A LEFT
GO STRAIGHT TO 144TH PLACE, MAKE A RIGHT AND AMAZURA IS AT THE END OF THE STREET.
BELT PKWY TO VAN WYCK EXPWY TOWARDS WHITESTONE BRIDGE. EXIT ON ATLANTIC
AVE. TRAVEL ON THE SERVICE ROAD TO JAMAICA AVE. TAKE JAMAICA AVE., GO STRAIGHT TO 144TH PLACE,
MAKE A RIGHT AND AMAZURA IS AT THE END OF THE STREET.
FROM STATEN ISLAND
TAKE VERRAZANO BRIDGE TO THE BELT PKWY TO VAN WYCK EXPWY TOWARDS WHITE-
STONE BRIDGE. EXIT ON ATLANTIC AVE. TRAVEL ON THE SERVICE ROAD TO JAMAICA AVE. MAKE A RIGHT, TAKE
JAMAICA AVE. STRAIGHT TO 144TH PLACE, MAKE A RIGHT AND AMAZURA IS AT THE END OF THE STREET.
WHITESTONE BRIDGE TO WHITESTONE EXPWY TO VAN WYCK EXPWY TO JAMAICA/HILLSIDE
AVE EXIT. TRAVEL ON SERVICE ROAD TO JAMAICA AVE AND MAKE A LEFT GO STRAIGHT TO 144TH PLACE, MAKE A
RIGHT AND AMAZURA IS AT THE END OF THE STREET.
L.I.E. TO VAN WYCK EXPWY SOUTH (KENNEDY AIRPORT) TO HILLSIDE/JAMAICA AVE EXIT. TRAVEL
ON SERVICE ROAD TO JAMAICA AVE AND MAKE A LEFT, GO STRAIGHT TO 144TH PLACE, MAKE A RIGHT AND AMA-
ZURA IS AT THE END OF THE STREET.
NEW JERSEY/PENNSYLVANIA & ALL POINTS SOUTH
TAKE NJ TURNPIKE TO GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE TO
CROSS BRONX EXPWY TO WHITESTONE BRIDGE TO WHITESTONE EXPWY TO VAN WYCK EXPWY TO JAMAICA/
HILLSIDE AVE EXIT TRAVEL ON SERVICE ROAD TO JAMAICA AVE AND MAKE A LEFT GO STRAIGHT TO 144TH PLACE,
MAKE A RIGHT AND AMAZURA IS AT THE END OF THE STREET.
CONNECTICUT AND ALL POINTS NORTH
TAKE THE NEW ENGLAND THRUWAY TO THROGS NECK BRIDGE TO
CROSS ISLAND EXPWY HEADING TOWARDS THE WHITESTONE EXPWY TO VAN WYCK EXPWY TO JAMAICA/HILLSIDE
AVE. EXIT. TRAVEL ON SERVICE ROAD TO JAMAICA AVE AND MAKE A LEFT GO STRAIGHT TO 144TH PLACE, MAKE A
RIGHT AND AMAZURA IS AT THE END OF THE STREET.