THE FREESTYLERS + NEON STEVE
560 Seymour Street
BREAKSGIVING w/ THE FREESTYLERS + NEON STEVE
SATURDAY | OCTOBER 11 | 2014
10pm to 3am
@ FIVESIXTY | 560 Seymour St., Vancouver
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After a 15 year career the Freestylers have covered a full 360 degrees in the Bass music genre, having played all the biggest festivals and most talked about nightclubs around the world, even the quintessentially British music show, Top of The Pops. Having achieved the kind of success most artists can only dream of, theyve not rested on their laurels. Now, after two years in the studio, its fair to say Matt Cantor and Aston Harvey are about to launch a veritable assault on the music scene with the release of their new album, aptly titled The Coming Storm.
Aston and Matt started making tracks together in the mid 90s after discovering a mutual love of hip-hop, electro and beats. They released their first two album We Rock Hard and Pressure Point on the legendary Breakbeat label Freskanova. Raw as F**k and Adventures in Freestyle were released on Against The Grain and another Breaks power house based out of Brighton, UK. From being voted Best Band by Musik Magazine to touring with Lenny Kravitz on his American Woman tour (he asked them himself as he was so impressed with their act), rocking a crowd of 30,000 at Glastonbury Festival 1999 and performing at MTVs Times Square Millenium Party, playing Big Day Out 05 its fair to say these guys have had one big adventure so far.
The Freestylers began their career as an Urban Electronic Music Act, and their early tunes B-Boy Stance, Ruffneck and Warning set the marker. As their music progressed so did their anthems with the seminal tunes Punks, Boom Blast, Fasten Your Seat-Belts, Painkiller and more recently Cracks. In addition to their status as underground heroes, they have gained commercial success with their huge global hit Push Up and have had their music featured in TV and film, including the hugely successful comedy film Zoolander.
Their ever-eclectic style and renegade approach to production focusing on everything in the bass music spectrum and is once again on show with their fifth studio album The Coming Storm released on BlackHole/Rub-A-Duck Recordings June 2013. With the new addition to their production team Chris Bishop from Stereo:Type theyve ramped up their sound into overdrive. Whether theyre performing as a live band, sound system or DJ set, you know they are gonna rock hard.
They say nice guys finish last but that certainly isnt the case for one of Western Canadas most talked about DJ/Producers; Neon Steve. This peer-declared nice guy has jumped ahead of the game and is quickly showing why hes held down top spots on Beatport, Juno, Hype Machine and Soundcloud hot charts, taken top spots in DJ Challenges in addition to being voted locally as the best Electronic producer in 2012.
Comfortable rinsing out everything from Future Bass to Drum and Bass, Neon Steve has developed a reputation for playing high energy sets that blend and twist conventional genres. His production ranges in tempos but hes most at home working on bass music full of low end frequencies.
Neon Steve's production and remix work is widely talked about and has seen him working alongside some of the biggest and best known bass artists in EDM. Remix credits include Datsik & Bare, The Beekeepers, Rico Tubbs, Mooqeee, Herbgringer and Excision & Downlink (x2), the latter of which sat at the top of Beatport's Top 10 Dubstep chart for well over a month and was licensed to a Ministry of Sound Compilation. In addition, Neon Steves remix of Breachs 'Jack' caught the attention of Mad Decent label figure Diplo and was featured on his BBC 1Xtra show.
Besides remixes, Neon Steve's original releases have been charting themselves. Many of his releases on Bombstrikes, including two vinyl releases, topped Juno charts as best sellers and his original track, Got This Feeling taken from his Feeling EP, was featured in MixMag as Tune of the Month.
While 2012 saw Neon Steve touring Europe, UK and Canada, 2013 took him down under as he got a chance to rinse out in the outbacks of Australia and New Zealand. 2014 will see him continue globetrotting as he looks to touch down in Europe, and USA in addition to a reappearance in Australia. Already well known for his festival sets, including many major Canadian festivals appearances at places like Shambhala (Fractal Forest), Neon Steve continues to show why he's one of Canada's most talked about DJ/Producers.
Never slowing down and always forward thinking, Neon Steve is not an artist you've heard the last of. With 2014 looking to propel him ahead, he is well on his way injecting a bit of brightness amongst some of bass musics brightest stars.
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