2/10: MACHETE (RESPECT - LA) + CUMULUS b2b DABIS @ STAMINA SUNDAYS *FREE*
Second week in February we welcome one of the fouding fathers of the Los Angeles DnB scene and the man behind the legendary Club Respect as well as killer duo of Cumulous & Dabis...
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Machete (Respect, Junglist Platoon - LA)
MACHETE ignited his musical journey back in 1992 as DJ Rob G, spinning Hip-Hop at Hollywood afterhours events such as No-Doz, What?, and Caffiend. Los Angeles underground rave culture was in it’s infancy, but Rob found inspiration thanks to techno-infused breakbeat music emerging out of England.
These frantic, bass-heavy tracks that evolved from old-school drum breaks layered with HipHop and Reggae samples were intriguing and propelled him in a new direction. Rob, encouraged by his peers, changed his professional name to Machete in 1994…a title meant to evoke the nature of his mixing and cutting skills in relation to this new Jungle music.
As DJ Machete, Rob helped put Junglist Platoon on the map scoring gigs at nearly every Jungle party in the Greater Los Angeles area. A brief residency with Los Angeles mega-promoter Insomniac, plus a noted mention in URB Magazine’s NEXT 100 Issue (1998) also garnered much attention. Rob was then featured on various dates of the infamous KungFu-Knowledge Tour of 1999, placing DJ Machete alongside many of the world’s best including DJ Craze, Mampi Swift, and Rob Playford. Machete is well-traveled and has showcased his skills internationally in Italy, Costa Rica, Canada, plus numerous cities and states across the USA including Hawaii, New York, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Texas, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and many more. Machete also made history as one of the very first Jungle/Drum and Bass DJs flown to perform in Anchorage, Alaska.
In March of 1999 the Junglist Platoon began hosting a weekly event called RESPECT with Machete in charge of talent bookings, promotions, as well as being a resident DJ. In March of 2000, Machete organized a RESPECT one-off at the Winter Music Conference in Miami which successfully placed the RESPECT brand at the forefront of Los Angeles Drum and Bass.
After 13+ years, RESPECT is the longest running Jungle/Drum and Bass weekly in Los Angeles in addition to being one of the most successful clubs in the United States. RESPECT is globally known for bringing the best international and stateside talent and continues to do so after settling into it’s fifth and most current venue, The Dragonfly in Hollywood.
In 2013 Machete is busier than ever, occasionally opening for mainstream Hip-Hop acts at House of Blues – Sunset Strip combined with DJ residencies at RESPECT, spinning at one-off events, hosting a weekly RESPECT DnB RADIO program, taking on a new role as an agent at Circle Talent Agency, and engaging production projects proving his versatility as an artist. DJ Machete’s longevity speaks for his talents, dedication, and determination which has surely solidified his place as a force in the world of electronic music.
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Cumulus b2b Dabis (Fullspektrum, Memekast)
Dabis has been playing music at countless events and music festivals up and down the West Coast, including Lucidity, Raindance, Fractalize, and the Lunacy festival.
Count on him to surprise you with rare and exclusive cuts by some of the newest up and coming artists from around the world.
He is most well known for his sets ranging from deep techy Drum & Bass to rough and rugged Jungle. From Juke to Trapstyles to Bass music he can transition from one style to another. He is also well known for his deep soulful House, minimal Techno, and booty shaking Breakbeats sets as well. Whether it’s funky and fun, heavy-hitting, or sultry dark and deep you seek, expect to move your feet.
Cumulus has made a strong following in the California EDM festival circuit, showcasing his styles at Lucidity, Symbiosis, Raindance, Friends'n'Family, & Lunacy to name a few. He's got a unique taste in drum and bass that is selectively danceable. It is psychedelic; hauntingly soulful, sneaky, and in it's delivery, surprisingly accessible.
Like quality drum and bass inherently is, he satisfies the nostalgia of yesteryear and fearlessly dives into the cutting edge of tomorrow. Expect a current sampling of some of the best releases int he past few years along with some unsigned original dubplates and you won't be disappointed with Cumulus' sound.
Although focusing primarily on drum and bass, Cumulus also wears many genre hats. Techno, house, juke, breakbeats, and downtempo are often woven together in a pleasurable assault on the senses. Whatever your poison, expect a proper dose.
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Lukeino (Bachelors of Science, Code Recs, Sublife)
Jamal (Commercial Suicide, Formation, Compression, Sublife)
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1192 Folsom St (between 8th St & Rausch St)
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