Truth Presented by Digital Desert and DigiFunk Systems and Sonic Bloom
Friday, May 25th
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Esseks , James Black , Mr Keeler , Mandelbot & Swivler , Adem Joel , Deja , Tasstik , I-Cite , Da Muppet , Hosted by RudeBehavior's MC PTRICKUNO
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TRUTH (Deep Medi, Tempa, Rottun, SMOG, Artikal, Black Box, Boka, Wheel & Deal, Aquatic Lab, Get Darker) “Truth is the best thing that’s happened to Dubstep in North America” – DatsikSonic architects of songs with an emotional heft as heavy as the subwoofer rupturing basslines that underpin their work, Truth are one of New Zealand’s finest creative exports. Respected across the globe, since inception several years ago, Truth (Andre Fernandez and Tristan Roake) have, as both world-class producers and party-rocking DJs, cut a clear pathway through the international dubstep scene. On the nightclub and festival circuits, the fruits of their labor have included, several European tours, countless shows across the USA, New Zealand and Australia, a massive South American tour, and shows in Asia. Truth has built this performance presence through DJ support from Mala, Excision, Skream, Youngsta, Hatcha and N-Type, to name a few, giving their music an advance presence at key club nights across the world and through seminal radio stations such as BBC Radio One, Kiss Fm and Rinse FM. Through keynote DJ support, they have been rewarded with single releases via Deep Medi Muzik, Tempa Records, Rottun Recordings, SMOG, Wheel and Deal, Blackbox Recs, Aquatic Lab, Disfigured Dubz, Argon and Boka Records. Through these, including critically ‘The Fatman’ (as released via Deep Medi Muzik) and their acclaimed Aquatic Lab released album ‘Puppets’ and it’s follow up ‘Love’s Shadow’, Truth have seen their stock rise, placing them as in-demand remixers and collaborators to The Nextmen, Miss Dynamite, Shapeshifter, The Black Seeds, Seven, Silkie, Kromestar, Tunndige, Datsik and countless figures of note within the international dubstep community. Acclaimed by critics, their momentum is undeniable and impossible to ignore. Face the truth or get well outta the way. ** Nominated “Best Producer” – 2013 Dubstepforum Awards** ** Nominated “Best Remix” (Seven – “Walter White”), “Best Podcast” (“Truth Chronicles”) – 2014 Dubstepforum Awards** **Nominated “Best Track” (Born Enemies) – 2013 Bass Music Awards**
Esseks (Sam Eckstein) is a Brooklyn based producer and visual artist. His music ranges all the
bass-centric genres with a focus on the off-kilter. The diverse elements of his music are tied
together with Esseks’ subtle but instantly recognizable sound. It is dark but in a playful sense.
Cartoon Villain music you could say. He has built up a large catalog of music since his first
release in 2012 and put out releases with Wakaan (AZ), Gravitas Recordings (TX), Foundations
Recordings (CA), and Smokers Cough (NY) along with a number of self releases and
collaborations with artists like Yheti, Space Jesus, GDP.