Mashit presents: BOUNCEMENT
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2007, 9pm – 2am
Sonotheque 1444 W. Chicago Avenue, Chitown
Free b4 10pm. $5 after
Rio de Janeiro’s Maga Bo heads up this high-grade booty-beats-from-the-streets celebration. Maga Bo, also a radio DJ and community music instructor, taps into the baile funk culture but reworks the crude beats on the laptop in his hybrid sets. We’re thrilled to have him coming through, to say the least. Boston’s DJ C, Kansas City’s Murderbot, Panama’s MC Zulu and Chicago’s own DJ Zebo are all on the bill. MC Zulu, a Chicagoan with Panamanian/Jamaican roots, hosts the whole shindig, and you’d be a damn fool to miss it.
A well rounded ass needs rhythmic diversity in order to be moved. That’s why here at Bouncement we provide the ripest in ragga / bashment, hip-hop, grime and dubstep, global-beats, club music, classic hits new and old, bootleg remixes, jungle, and more, with a particular focus on the new breed of producers making genre-blends, mashups, and dance-floor bangers. It’s time to get your rave on!
Based in Rio de Janeiro, Maga Bo is a DJ/producer working with an international collision of styles, sounds, location recordings from all continents and beats that have yet to be classified. A study in the digital contortions of transnational breakbeat based bass music, his sound is an amalgamation of smashed up batucada, rai, capoeira, bhangra, loudspeaker jitter and skewed electronic beats in a borderless conundrum of gritty street sounds, found, stolen and modified rhythms and melodies from Brazil, Morocco, India and beyond. DJing and producing tracks with a portable laptop studio, he has worked and performed in over 20 countries in Africa, Asia, North and South America and Europe.
He has remixed and been remixed by Ghislain Poirier, Dr. Das (Ex-Asian Dub Foundation), Nettle (DJ /rupture’s live project), Genetic DruGs, Digitaldubs Sound System, Quantic, TM Juke and others. His work has been released on DJ /ruptureâ€™s Soot Records, WordSound, and Tru Thoughts as well being re-released on numerous compilations. Aside from his varied solo work, he also represents one half of Sonar Calibrado Sound System in collaboration with Filastine.
His live performances are a hybrid mix of DJ set and live PA where pirate cassettes bought on the street in various parts of the world, MP3s from the internet, obscure vinyl found in underground shops, original beats, unreleased remixes and exclusive tracks collide.
Aside from his musical production and DJing, he works in other areas as well. He produces a monthly program of Brazilian music on BrazilNetwork.org and frequently contributes one-off mixes to terrestrial and online radio shows. As an active contributor to his community, he gives workshops on digital audio production and is currently working with AfroReggae in Rio de Janeiro to setup an electronic music recording studio in the favela, Parada de Lucas. As a sound recordist for documentary films, he has captured dialog and ambience in remote locations from cocoa plantations in Guyana to kite manufacturers in Gujarat, India to football pitches in Zanzibar. As a photographer and writer, he has contributed to XLR8R in the USA, Dazed and Confused and Straight No Chaser in the UK as well as maintaining his own blog, Kolleidosonic.
His current releases include a CD mixtape, Confusion of Tongues, and two 12″ vinyls on Soot Records as well as a 7″ vinyl and compilation on Nanny Tango/MELT 2000. In 2007, his DJ tours took him through North America, Brazil, South Africa and Europe. His debut full length album, Archipelagos, will be released in December on Soot Records.
Beat scholar, party scientist, ragga maniac, and remixer of artists from M.I.A. to Gregory Isaacs, DJ C continues to spread his fiercely eclectic gospel of crunkment, mashstep, ragga-bounce, and grime-hall across the land. He’s been pumping out a series of records on U.S. labels like Kid606’s Shockout, Strategy’s Community Library, and his own Mashit, as well as U.K. labels like Death$ucker, Scandal Bag and XL Recordings. The tunes have been killing club sound-systems and airwaves worldwide. Legendary BBC Radio 1 host John Peel chose Mashit as a “label of the month” in October, 2004, and featured a DJ C mix of Mashit tracks. Most recently he’s been collaborating with Chicago-based, bad-man-ragga-vocalist Zulu on a series tracks for various labels. Their track “Darling” will be released soon as a Community Library 12-inch with a remix by Montreal bounce maestro Ghislain Poirier. Aside from all the singles, the Cozy Music label released DJ C’s “Traced Milk” EP, and his debut full-length album, “Sonic Weapons” was released in July on the Japanese Wimm Recordings label. A companion “Sonic Weapons EP” 12-inch was also released by Bristol, UKâ€™s Death$ucker label. He’s got more singles in the pipeline too; for Berlin-based Man Recordings “Funk Mundial” 12-inch series, and the upcoming London-based Heatwave 12-inch series, as well as a remix of Starkey for Murderbot’s Dead Homies label. DJ C is also well known for his online DJ mixes. A recent mix for the Blentcast series was downloaded fourty thousand times in its first 3 months online. When he’s not busy recording, he DJs and performs live for crowds the world over, and blogs at http://Mashit.com .
Producer, engineer and reggae singer, Zulu
is an estabished solo artist as well as collaborator with DJ C, Kool Keith, Aceyalone and more, and will be the host MC for Bouncement. Zulu got his start as a producer of house and underground hip hop here in Chicago, by his Panamanian/Jamaican roots eventually brought him back to reggae, creating his own riddims from scratch and bringing a distinctly Panamanian perspective (his initial tracks were in both english and spanish, with a strong regaeton influence) but later focusing mainly on the Caribbean patois style and ruff dancehall delivery. Zulu’s international combinations, his timeless-yet-futuristic melodic sensibilities, his experience in all genres of dance music, and his raw talent make him one of the brightest up-and-comers on the reggae scene today.
By night this mild mannered 24 year old grad student from Kansas City named Chrissy becomes the mysterious party-mashing DJ/producer known as Murderbot. “I got into electronic music pretty early” says Murderbot, who has been playing out at parties since the tender age of 12. His first 12-inch as Murderbot was released on DJ Câ€™s Mashit label in 2005. He has since gone on to produce a series of 12-inches for his own Dead Homies imprint. “I am an OBSESSIVE record collector–it’s a sickness. â€œI had a poem about the amen break published in XLR8R once…it was cute.” While Music & Program Director at KJHK, the college station at the University of Kansas, Chrissy hosted a radio show of obscure “pre-techno experimental disco” called Superdisco Galactica. “I have never broken a bone, unless you count my skull, which I’ve cracked open twice. I ate a peanut butter & marshmallow cream sandwich (aka a “fluffernutter”) for lunch EVERY SINGLE SCHOOL DAY from the start of kindergarten until my high school graduation. It was partially because I liked them, and partially to prove a point.” Murderbot is currently proving the point that he can produce dance music like no other. From jungle to juke, raga to rave, his eclectic taste spawns amazing tracks and DJ sets alike.
Since moving to Chicago in 1998, Zebo has been a fixture in the party and has shared the decks with greats like Grand Master Flash, Mixmaster Mike, and DJ Craze. For the past 3 years heâ€™s built a solid following at his weekly and monthly residencies at clubs like Funky Buddha Lounge, Lava Lounge and Subterranean. The banginâ€™ club tracks he produces for his SES label have received praise and play from DJs like Diplo, Flosstradamus, Tittsworth, Drop The Lime, and many others. Zebo won the Bass By The Pound DJ Battle in 2005 and in â€™06 was a Red Bull Music Lab Producer. This year he was sponsored by SPARKS to produce a Detroit Electronic Music Festival Mix. He has an uncanny ability to sense the crowdâ€™s mood and move through many styles of music in a set; from hip-hop and Baltimore-club, to electro and dance classics, you never know what might turn up in one of Zeboâ€™s sets.