TONY GOODS (Sounds of Sumo / Kum Curek / dashexp.com | Seattle) (twitter @tonygoodsbass)
Born a bastard lovechild in the Bronx, DASH EXP (Aka Tony Goods) learned from his mother recently that his father (Tony Goodsell) had also been an active DJ in New York City, giving him the goods for a life of musical escapades (and inspiring his recent "The Goods" tour). Dash now resides in Seattle (USA) and, since 2005, has established his reputation as a trendsetter in bass culture in the northwest with his funky, NYC-inspired tunes. Introduced to dubstep in 2006 by another local Seattle DJ, Struggle, Dash quickly became a figure in the Seattle dubstep circuit, holding down his own uniquely melodic and experimental take on the genre.
Having self-released three successful dubstep mixes (Dub Assassin Series), a 19-track all original mix, and putting out a steady flow of singles, EP's and remixes for notable future-thinking indie labels like Shift. Recordings, Hot N Heavy, Brap Dem, Betamorph and Phantom Hertz, Dash has showed his versatility in genres with tunes ranging from dubstep, jungle, drum and bass, house, garage and UK funky. The eclecticism of his rhythms lends to a frenzy on the dancefloor, and has bought him continued support and play from leading DJ's, producers and labels worldwide, as well as radio play on BBC Radio 1. Poised to make big moves in 2011, he recently added the "Soundview" EP on Hot N Heavy Recordings and the "King of Rock" EP on Brap Dem Recordings to his catalogue of releases. Look out for the "Friends" EP, his debut under the Tony Goods alias, coming out this summer on UK's Sounds of Sumo.
Set apart from other up-and-coming West Coast bass music producers by his extensive world-touring history and performance experience, Russ Liquid brings a much-needed injection of melody and emotion to the thriving dance floor community.
Classically trained on the piano, trumpet, saxophone and flute, Russ Liquid spent his early 20's touring the Caribbean and South America as part of a jazz quintet, playing resorts, cruise ships and dance clubs. Once the young composer was introduced to electronic music, his course in life was forever altered, and he soon discovered a new home in the international electronic music community.
Hand-crafting sexy sounds by blending elements of many genres together, Russ Liquid applies the colorful tones of instrumental music to the realm of the beats with dance floor-rocking results. This talented producer has found an entirely new palette to "paint" with, and now he seeks to bridge the gap between classical and modern music with new electronic technology and sonic possibilities.
Ample chord changes, foreign sounds and grimy drums on a thick layer of bass give Russ Liquid's music a symphonic quality that hooks the brain with its unique twists and turns. A Portland native who has recently transplanted himself to Oakland, Russ Liquid has found success in the past half-decade performing throughout the United States and Canada with groups such as March Fourth Marching Band and Satori Social (Bluetech's live band). Now this eager artist and performer has stepped out onto his own, bringing a refreshingly melodic approach to the bass music movement.
10 PM, $5, 21+
186 Harvard Avenue in Allston"Harvard Avenue" stop on Green line B
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186 Harvard Avenue