In 1999, R/D and his former DJ partner were invited to help throw a party for the closing of Perry Farrell’s studio in Venice Beach, CA. They DJ’d for 6 hours, breaking only once for a debut of Perry’s new solo project. Several month’s later, R/D was invited to DJ in the Oasis dome at the very first Coachella music festival. These monumental events drew him straight to Los Angeles and the rest, as they say, is history. He w...ent on to throw scores of parties in L.A., Dj’ing alongside Plaid, Squarepusher, Prefuse 73, Dntel, Jaimie Lidell, Luke Vibert, Nightmares on Wax, LFO, Chris Clark, and many other electronic acts of the early ’00’s.
Eventually R/D started making his own music on borrowed gear, hammering out glitched up IDM and electro on an MPC 2000. Luckily, the first tracks he ever wrote were later released on Andrea Parker’s UK label ‘Touchin’ Bass‘. As the era of Aphex Twin influenced IDM came to an end, R/D virtually hung up his hat, turning to film sound as a creative outlet. But, his musical nature was re-invigorated in 2007 when he moved in with pals edIT and Ooah, just as the Glitch Mob sound was forming. Feeding off the fresh energy of his incredibly talented roommates, he went back to the drawing board, developing his take on glitch-hop inspired tunes aimed at the dancefloor. His new sound fetched him gigs at Coachella with the Do Lab in 2007 and 2009, and put him on the West Coast festival circuit where he shared bills with Flying Lotus, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Les Claypool, Cocoe Rosie, Caspa, Mala, Beats Antique, Mimosa, MartyParty and a laundry list of incredible talent.
Recently, R/D has traded the bleeps and bloops of glitch-hop for pure melody and song structure, and as his music matures, so does his career. In March of 2010, R/D unleashed an un-official remix of Fever Ray’s ‘I’m Not Done’, which reached #2 on both Hype Machine charts and reaped 27,000 listens in 3 days on SoundCloud alone. Several months later, he released an original, four track EP titled 'Face Of God'; the title track again landed him in the top #3 on Hype Machine's Twitter charts. So far this year, he has played live for a crowd of more than 2,000 at Coachella 2010 (the Do Lab stage), shared the stage with Nosaj Thing & Elliot Lipp at Lightning in a Bottle festival and played directly after Bassnectar for a crowd of nearly 5,000 dusty ravers at this year's Burning Man festival.
Currrently, R/D is working on an official Glitch Mob remix as well as a remix for Ball Of Waxx records, both due for release in September of this year. He's also cranking hard on a new, full-length album, due in early 2011.
Stickem (Titched Records / Lost in Bass / Circle)
Professorpious (Music Ecology / Lost in Bass / SMGU)
Tonight we sadly say farewell to Stickem in his final Boston public appearance before he heads to San Francisco. Stickem was the first skweee producer from the U.S. He has tracks and remixes on several international skweee compilations and two releases on his own label Titched, the first skweee record label in North America. Stickem has performed at festivals and skweee marathons throughout Europe alongside Eero Johannes, Beem, Daniel Savio, Mesak, Pavan, and many others.
Stickem has also been a fixture in the Boston electronic music scene since 2005 representing Circle, Lost in Bass, and glitch.fm. Operations of his Titched record label will continue in San Francisco with lots of exciting bass music from skweee to juke to future bass slated for upcoming releases. Tonight Stickem brings a live PA of original booty shakers to Music Ecology.
Professorpious has been a fixture on the Boston electronic music scene since throwing his first underground event in 2001. He received his break after opening for ediT at Bassic and has since then been invited to play in Boston, Connecticut, New York, Vermont and Nevada. With events like Burning Man and Defcon on his resume, Professorpious has shared a stage with national acts like Bakir, SugarPill and Cacheflow. A founding member of SMGU as well as a resident of Music Ecology club night, he also hosts a weekly internet radio show called Lost in Bass on http://glitch.fm/ alongside dsub and Stickem
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