We’re kicking off 2013 with some of NYC’s finest Drum & Bass selectors – come out and support local talent!
Raw Q (Driven AM / Direct Drive / Intrigue Music / Natural Selection | NYC)
Raw Q aka DJ Beau is one of NYC’s original Drum ‘n Bass djs for 12 years and counting. He began producing back in ‘96 with DJ Ani (formerly of Deee-Lite) for DJ Soulslinger’s Liquid Sky Music Label. In 2003 DJ Beau evolved into Raw Q. In the last few years Raw Q has released music on prestigious labels such as Zinc’s Bingo Recordings, Grid Recordings and will soon be releasing ‘Caspian Moon’ on Aaron Jay’s new label Influence Records. His tracks have earned support from DnB’s most respected DJs and artists including LTJ Bukem, Zinc, Roni Size, Flight, Randall, Fabio, Bryan Gee, Bailey, Krust, Marky, Marcus Intalex, L Double and many more. His track ‘Vital Soul’ took the DnB world by storm when it first appeared on dubplate and managed to reach 11th place in the BBC’s Global Dance Charts in 2004. Raw Q continues to DJ as a resident of Direct Drive and as a frequent guest DJ and supporter of Camouflage and other quality NYC DnB parties.
(Natural Selection | NY)
Born Adam Baker, son of a musically talented father and artist mother he was destined to be a great musician. Growing up listening to David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Thomas Dolby shaped his love for music at a young age. At the age of 16 Adam first heard Drum and Bass at a rave and wanted to replicate the energy and excitement he witnessed first hand. It wasn’t until years later when he had the opportunity to express it first by DJing. At the age of 20, he bought his first set of turntables and a mixer. Quickly learning and understanding the techniques of mixing music, a year later he was given the opportunity to play out. He knew all along that he wanted to create his own music and that being a DJ wouldn’t be enough to set himself apart from rest of the world. Little did he know, that a chance meeting in a neighborhood record store would launch his career as a producer. He didn’t stop at Drum and Bass but ventured into Hip Hop, R&B, Techno, House and everything in between. He doesn’t believe in pigeonholing himself in one genre and always produces music by feeling and bpm. Currently he is working on multiple releases with Robert Manos in many different genres. Keep an eye out for him and these songs.
with special guest...
(Direct Drive / Red Light Music | NYC)
Steadily emerging as one of the city’s most versatile DJs, Mousky has been a fixture of his native NYC’s drum & bass scene since 2006. Mousky began DJing while living in Washington DC, honing his craft while playing countless house parties, hosting a college radio show, and a holding down a year-long residency. Since returning home he has rocked dozens of New York clubs including Shelter, Sullivan Room, Le Poisson Rouge, Public Assembly, Love, Rebel and Piano’s. He has also opened for the likes of Adam F, Ed Rush & Optical, Digital, Evol Intent, The Upbeats, Patife, DJ Sega and more. Mousky’s heavy, fun-loving international sound has also rattled packed dancefloors in South America, headlining wild parties in Buenos Aires, Argentina, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at venues such as Bahrein and D-Edge.
His music is also all over the map, often seamlessly mixing multiple styles into the same set. Mousky’s sets are bass-heavy, uplifting and risqué. Heavily influenced by metal, techno, classic hiphop and Brazilian music, his crowd-pleasing, energetic performances are always full of surprises. No matter what style or city, Mousky always keeps the dancefloor shaking with A1 selection and airtight mixing. Expect big things out of this artist in 2013.
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