Dr. Fresch [LA], Ghastly [LA] & Low Steppa [UK]
High Etiquette, Twisted Productions inc., and Unity Events present
Dr. Fresch [LA], Ghastly [LA] & Low Steppa [UK] w/ special guests
Friday, June 26th, 2015
Rain Ultra Club
66 Water Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
Doors 9pm // 19+
In 2012, Tony launched the Dr. Fresch brand with remixes on Dim Mak Records, Big Mamas House Records, and Prep School Recordings. After securing a position as a resident DJ for Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records in 2013, he won Insomniac's Discovery Project Contest and was chosen to perform at Nocturnal Wonderland in San Bernardino, CA. Following his performance at Nocturnal Wonderland, Dr. Fresch went on to release his debut EP on Prep School Recordings, and was featured at #9 on Billboard Magazine's “Next Big Sound” Chart in November 2013. Since then, Dr. Fresch has gone on to release a massively successful series of remixes, garnering multiple Top 5 spots in Hype Machine's popular chart, amassing 6,000,000 plays on SoundCloud, and millions more on YouTube.
Dr. Fresch has continued to gain serious momentum over the course of the last year, playing some of the most notable venues in America, including The Avalon, Club Nokia, Exchange LA , Dim Mak Studios, Audio SF, and Spy Bar. In Summer 2014, he performed at EDC Las Vegas and on the main stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre for Global Dance Festival. The future continues to remain bright for Dr. Fresch, as he prepares for a nationwide touring this spring and the release of his new original EP.
Don't miss this Prep School Recordings beast when he makes his Vancouver debut after audibly globetrotting with releases weaving elements of Ghetto, Future and Bassline House with southern Trap and Hip Hop percussion, Dr Fresch continues to develop and innovate – and with support from BBC Radio 1 – he's clearly moving in the right direction.
Growing up on a goat farm in Arizona might not be considered the typical American upbringing for the next big DJ and producer, but then again Ghastly isn't just your typical American artist. Many have described him as a partially insane young man with a dark sense of humor. Politely abominable and casually destructive, he wields the catch phrase “born to die” as a mantra to his chaotic lifestyle. His sets have been heralded as “Energetic and eclectic live performances which are sometimes followed by odd speeches about the abnormalities of life, regretful sexual encounters, and well cooked food.” With such a diverse personality and rapport for his fans, it's clear that Ghastly has one thing on his mind, and that's to change the world.
After entering the music scene and practicing his talents with touring metal bands such as The Irish Front, David Lee Crow finally found his calling with dance music and it inspired him to pack up and head to Venice Beach, California to live out of his van with no contacts or connections in a chosen gesture to truly start from the bottom and pursue a new career in electronic production. It didn't take long for him to find his place in the scene, as Ghastly quickly claimed himself a position as Bassrush Resident DJ at Exchange LA, and has also secured a number of releases on chart-topping labels such as OWSLA, Buygore, and Dim Mak to name a few.
Ghastly's approachable yet hard-hitting style ushers a forward-thinking dynamic that is not often seen in today's saturated scene, and his solo productions and collaborations present an unequivocal level of determination and finesse. Uniquely blending house, trap, and dubstep into a pot-pourri of bass, the young producer definitively pushes the boundaries of the entire EDM scene today, and a handful of the industry's finest have recognized his potential including Skrillex, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Tchami, DJ Snake, Datsik, Borgore, Zomboy, and Zeds Dead. With slew of mentally-stimulating originals and physically-altering collaborations under his belt, such as his original “Miami Connection” with Jauz and single “Crank It” with Mija & Lil Jon, it's safe to say that Ghastly is on a mission to redefine dance music for all.
Low Steppa's tenure in the scene has been short but due to his forward thinking and intelligent production work, his popularity has risen rapidly.
His Soundcloud page is becoming an essential download destination for house fans, due in part to his bootleg of Route 94 – My Love. A track that received such hype that Route 94 replaced his own version within club sets, and also gave it away for free across his social media channels, as did Rinse FM.
Other notable productions include 'Styling' a collaboration with Sonny Fodera via Cajual Recordings which smashed the Beatport charts and peaked at the top ten, and also his remix of 'Without You' by Dillon Francis & Teed, which along with a number of his other productions, has received huge support from Radio 1's B Traits as well as Gorgon City, Huxley, Shadow Child, Kry Wolf and many other leading names.
Forthcoming releases on OFF Recordings and 'Spinnin Deep' are set to copy the success.
Aside from solo projects, Low Steppa's label imprint Simma Black Records is going from strength to strength, with releases becoming a staple in many a DJs set.
Often copied but impossible to imitate, Low Steppa is a defining figure in the UK Bassline House / Garage movement. With over a decade of releases under his name (or one of his many pseudonyms) Low Steppa's sound is nothing less than recognizable, garnering support from house legends Shadow Child, Kry Wolf, Toddla T, and BC's very own B.Traits.
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