SPARC in association with Grown Kids Radio brings you SURYA DUB MISSION
SPARC in association with Grown Kids Radio presents
SURYA DUB MISSION
Thursday, November 21, 2013
7 pm to 10 pm
at SPARCSF - 1256 Mission Street (between 8th and 9th), San Francisco, CA 94103
18 and over - Non-members must RSVP by 7 pm the night of the event for entry: www.sparcsf.org/gkr
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SPARC in association with Grown Kids Radio brings you SURYA DUB MISSION.
On Thursday, November 21st, SURYA DUB and DUB MISSION, two Bay Area institutions, join forces to showcase an evening of full of dub and bass vibrations. From the foundation to the freshest tunes, you’ll hear jam-packed sets by Kush Arora, J Boogie, DJ Sep and Maneesh the Twister.
The evening is part of an ongoing live music series that showcases emerging musicians and producers in a non-traditional space for a session of independent sounds and cannabis advocacy. The event is free and open to everyone over 18 years of age as long as they RSVP via the SPARCSF page (www.sparcsf.org/gkr) or the Facebook event page ( www.facebook.com/sparcsf) by the day of the event.
The SURYA DUB crew is a Future Forward collective of producers and DJs that helped kick off the Bay Area BASS era over six years ago. They have won "Best Club Night" (SF Weekly) & "Best of the Bay" (SFBG) honors. The crew promotes adventurous sounds that focus on all manifestations of low end and cultural global bass, and have been dubbed the "Ambassadors of Dread Bass!" Catch the Surya Dub Takeover Radio show with Kush Arora and Maneesh the Twister every third Monday of the month on KPFA Radio 94.1FM or worldwide on www.kpfa.org
Recently voted Bay Area’s best reggae club and celebrating its 18th year, DUB MISSION is one of the longest-running dub & reggae parties in the world, presenting cutting-edge dub, roots reggae and dancehall every Sunday at Elbo Room in the Mission District of San Francisco. DUB MISSION has featured artists from all over the world, including Adrian Sherwood & the ON-U Sound System, Mad Professor & the Ariwa Sound System, the Scientist, Mungo's Hi Fi with Soom T, Zion Train, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, Prince Fatty Sound System, Nickodemus & The Spy From Cairo (NYC's Turntables On the Hudson) and many others. DUB MISSION resident DJs are DJ Sep, J Boogie, Maneesh the Twister, Vinnie Esparza and Ludichris.
With more than 16 years of experience and a ten-record discography, KUSH ARORA has branded his own signature imprint on bass-driven music in San Francisco and beyond. With a hefty resume of collaborations and remixes featuring Elephant Man, Cutty Ranks, Lady Chann, Balkan Beat Box, Eight Frozen Modules, Zion I, Nickodemus, and collaborations alongside Stereotyp, Jahdan Blackkkamoore, and J. Boogie, his sound has been sought after by futurists worldwide. All shades of dub, garage, dancehall, and Indo-Caribbean influences merge into his unique "Dread Bass" sound that has found him compared with future riddim makers like Stereotyp, Muzlimgauze, The Bug and even Adrian Sherwood. Kush’s releases can be found on labels as diverse as Top Billin, Crunchtime Recordings, to J Dub and ESL. His most recent productions include remixes for Cutty Ranks and dr. Israel, and an EP with Baile Funk vocalist Zuzuka Poderosa. Whether spinning bashment at a dubstep party, or working on Angolan riddims with Jamaican vocalists, Kush always slays any dance floor he sets foot on.
J BOOGIE has challenged the boundaries of music across genres, styles, languages and borders throughout his 20-year career. He speaks to his listeners, integrating musical genres like downtempo, hip-hop, dub, soul, reggae, funk, Latin, afro-beat, bhangra, dancehall, disco, electro and house music. J Boogie has also earned himself worldwide success and a global fan base spinning sets in countries like Colombia, India, Japan, and Spain, traveling both the club and festival circuit. You can hear his unique sounds on a wide array of full-length releases (including five releases for Om Records), as well as DJ mixes, remixes, edits and compilations. He has worked with artists like Alice Russell, Nickodemus, Rich Medina, Lyrics Born, Bassnectar, Ohmega Watts, Zion I, DJ Vadim, Goapele, to name only a few.
DJ SEP is the founder, promoter, and main resident DJ at DUB MISSION. For 22 years, she was also on Bay Area radio: first at former college radio station KUSF and later at Berkeley's public radio station, KPFA, where her eclectic electronic mix program "Off the Beaten Path" aired from 1994 to 2010. In 2003, she and journalist/DJ Ron Nachmann aka Shockman realized and compiled Babylon Is Ours: The USA in Dub, a compilation of all-exclusive American dub tracks released by Germanys Select Cuts Records. In 2009, her remixes (with Jason Short) of "Get Your Dub Wet" featuring Juakali and Mista Chatman were released on Mochipet’s Daly City Records. DJ Sep has been nominated for an SF Weekly Music Award (best DJ). She has performed with for a wide array of international artists, including Sly & Robbie, The Wailers, Culture, Big Youth, Les Nubians, Rachid Taha, Kinky, and The Cinematic Orchestra. Her latest EP of original music, the Biggering Riddim, features dr. Israel and Mista Chatman and is available on www.soundcloud.com/djsep
MANEESH the TWISTER has been a staple of the Bay Area music scene for over 15 years as part of Surya Dub, Dub Mission, & Dhamaal. Maneesh has been awarded "Best Club DJ" of San Francisco by the SF Bay Guardian. He is the founder of the Surya Dub collective and co-founder of the Dhamaal Artist Collective. His productions have appeared on the Dhamaal Soundsystem CD, XBOX 360 game "Project Gotham", Sony BMG India's Shamur compilation, and Kush Arora's "Boiling Over." Maneesh has quite eclectic tastes and spins anything with BASS. He has shared the stage with legendary Jamaican producers Lee "Scratch" Perry and Scientist, Thievery Corporation, Bassnectar, Mad Professor, Francois K, Kode 9, Adrian Sherwood, Mala, The Bug & Warrior Queen, Flying Lotus, Eskmo, Visionary, State of Bengal, Smith & Mighty/RSD, Karsh Kale, Nickodemus, Z-Trip, DJ Vadim, Liondub, Dan the Automator, Kush Arora, Dub Gabriel, Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi, DJ G, Antiserum & Roommate.