GRIDLOK - ESP101 [LEARN TO BELIEVE] SATURDAY APRIL 11: Gridlok!!! ++ more TBA
- RUSH aka "The IRIS, Atlanta GA
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IRIS ESP101 [LEARN TO BELIEVE] FEATURING THE WORLD'S PREMIER FEMALE DJ:
** DJ SHORTEE**
-- NATASHA FOX
-- WHITE RABBIT
-- STRANGER CANDY
THE IRIS TERRACE - THE SILENT DISCO - HOSTED BY:
-> BRIAN TEDDER & FRIENDS
SOUL KITCHEN - HOSTED BY:
RALPH & LOUIE AND FRIENDS
YOUR MASTER OF CEREMONY AND HYPE KINGS:
-> MC ARION LEE
-> MC WORD
ENTERTAINMENT CONNOISSEURS & HOSTS:
-> THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IRIS GIRLS <-
-> Eccentric Crew <-
-> RETOX Crew <-
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SHORTEE (URBAN ASSAULT / HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDINGS)
"DJ Shortee is the world’s premier female DJ!!”
"The ultra-versatile DJ Shortee has become queen of the scratch world. She has become an unquestioned paragon in her field.” DJ TIMES
“Within the ever crowding DJ/Producer genre, Shortee's versatility & musical prowess stands out. With her compelling musicianship she has created a turntable style all her own & has grown from obscurity to acclaim” URB
Recognized as one of most diverse and technically skilled female DJs worldwide, Shortee’s 17 year career is highlighted by an unparalleled series of firsts. Described as the “World’s Premier Female DJ” by the Grammy Foundation, Shortee’s pioneering spirit, inspiring talent and long resume of accomplishments are enough to spark awed envy in any DJ, gender aside. Named “Queen of the Scratch World” by DJ Times, Shortee is a multi-genre DJ, turntablist, music producer, record label owner, DJ instructor and published author. Her unique contribution to the art of DJing earned her a spot as the only female DJ featured in Doug Pray's critically acclaimed movie "SCRATCH".
There are few DJs that are truly respected globally in such a wide variety of genres like Shortee. She spins everything from Electro House, Dubstep, Drumstep, Drum & Bass, Moombahton, Breaks, Hip Hop, Top40, Mash Up, Funk, Soul, Rock and more. Her fast paced mixing style, expert scratching skills and energetic stage presence has made her one of the most in demand DJs touring worldwide in North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
From underground massives to high profile events, Shortee has performed for corporate giants such as New Line Cinemas, Tiffany, Sprite, Frito Lay, Activision and was Playboy's 50th Anniversary Club Tour DJ. She has also shared the stage alongside worldclass artists such as KRS One, Method Man, Andy C, Craze, Q-bert, Z-Trip, The Roots and countless others. She was the opening act of the first and widely popular Pendulum Live Tour and has DJed for Bahamadia and legendary Hip Hop pioneer Roxanne Shante of the Juice Crew fame (Biz Markie, Marley Marl, Big Daddy Kane etc). In addition to being a veteran globetrotter, Shortee has also made the rounds on the silver screen, starring in an countless documentary movies as well as TV appearances including NBC’s “Hip Hop Nation”, The Tyra Banks Show, and a celebrity cameo in a Sony PSP commercial.
Making her production debut in 1998, Shortee appeared on Faust's critically lauded "Man or Myth", the first turntablist album ever released. The following year, Shortee's full length solo debut "The Dreamer" became the first and only turntablist album produced by a female. Shortee has since produced multiple albums, singles, eps, battle records, remixes, appeared on numerous compilations and released a ton of DJ mixes. Her skills as a DJ & Producer have earned her acclaim in countless publications including Rolling Stone, Spin, DJ Times, Urb, Remix and more as well as licensing features airing on networks such as NBC, ESPN, CNN, MTV & HBO.
In addition to being a solo artist, she produces alongside her partner Faust as "Faust & Shortee" and "Urban Assault". In 2006, the duo launched two record labels: 5 Star Records (Hip Hop / DJ Tools) and Heavy Artillery Recordings (House / Dubstep / Drum & Bass / Drumstep / Moombahton). In 2008, their single “Away” was nominated for best jungle/dnb track at the International Dance Music Awards. In 2009 Urban Assault's infamous “Red Raider” EP not only held the #1 spot on both Beatport & TrackItDown, but it was also honored by TrackItDown's Drum & Bass Awards as one of the top 10 releases of the year alongside such artists as Subfocus, Deadmau5, Chase & Status and The Prodigy. Their influential Heavy Artillery Recordings label has made such a lasting mark on the global electronic music scene that it was recently voted Symphonic Distribution’s 2011 “Label of the Year”.
Four years as a head professor at The Scratch DJ Academy co-founded by RUN DMC's Jam Master Jay, Shortee also teaches DJ/Remix courses for the esteemed Grammy Foundation, online lessons for Turntable U: The World’s Premier Online DJ School, tours the world teaching DJ equipment seminars for Rane/Serato and has taught workshops for the SAE Institute, Channel One News, and Sprite. In addition to her classes, Shortee has produced a popular series of instructional DVDs (www.shorteesdjseries.com) and in 2012 she became the first & only female DJ to write an instructional book on DJing. Her critically acclaimed book and dvd set “Spin Now!: The DJ Starter Handbook” (Hal Leonard Publishing Co.) is currently available worldwide in paperback and kindle editions.
It is impossible to paint a complete picture of an ever evolving artist like Shortee with words alone, so please visit her websites for more info, music, videos, tour dates & free downloads!
A picture of Generation Y, Natasha Fox consumes and creates art in multiple mediums and embraces belonging to a generation whose keywords are “sharing” and “participation.” She began to DJ in 2011 while remaining committed to her 5-year career in videogame and technology design. Natasha rapidly caught attentive crowds with a penchant for balancing melodic bass music with evocative drops, fluidly presenting elements of dubstep, garage, electro house, hip-hop, electronica, and trending bass music for an experience that showcases her keen music sensibilities and is by turns haunting and energetic. Having supported a richly eclectic collection of major artists, Natasha Fox has been billed under Liquid Stranger, Bare, Sluggo, Cookie Monsta, Kilo Ali, SBTRKT, Björk, Gus Gus, Yoko Ono, Tuneyards, Mantis, Mayhem, Heroes & Villains, and MUST DIE! Natasha is the official DJ for Atlanta party-rap trio Mighty High Coup and appears in the music video for their new collaboration with Caspa, “On It.” Earlier this year she was listed by revolvermag.com as one of “10 Hottest Chicks in Dubstep.” Currently Natasha designs for the social music application Songster, which allows users to easily make remixes and mashups from their browser. Follow Natasha: http://twitter.com/Natashacide http://www.reverbnation.com/natashafox https://www.facebook.com/natashafox.ATL www.playsongster.com
GET YOUR PRESALES - (OVER 4000 confirmed) This event WILL sell out in advance.
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Atlanta’s biggest EDM showcase w/ 4 different atmospheres for your pleasure!
• 4 rooms of MASSIVE TURBO sound and custom laser and light installations
• Elevated VIP lounges w/ private cocktail server, private security, perfect views of the main stage!
• Outdoor terrace with silent disco;
• 15 DJ’s spinning Atlanta’s best electronic music;
• Confetti blasts;
• Free giveaways and ALL NIGHT and more!
***OPEN LATE TILL 4AM***
**IRIS was Voted Creative Loafing Reader Pick’s “Best Late Night Party Spot” and “Best Local Promoter,” IRIS knows how to throw THE VERY BEST and MOST massive bass heavy party with the thickest vibe cocktail possible under one roof. We love you Atlanta! EVERY SATURDAY We bring you the highest quality full production event with the most electrifying energy you have to experience to believe. ESP101 [Learn To Believe]
Open: 10pm – 4am
18 + | 21 to drink
Price: $10 - $35 (VIP) | Presales highly encouraged!
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“The IRIS” aka Rush: 2715 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta GA 30305
4 different ROOMS of amazing sound. The very best in EVERY genre of EDM: Electro, Drum & Bass, BASS Music, Breaks, DubStep, Trance, House, Hip Hop (old, middle, new school) . THE Biggest Turbosound in Atlanta in ALL 4 rooms sponsored by NINJA SOUND and THE MOST MASSIVE custom lasers and light installations sponsored by AREA 51 Presents. PREPARE for the most spectacular sound, laser, and lighting extravaganza you have ever experienced by IRIS.
Dress Code: Everyone welcome, but we encourage everyone to look your best and ready to dance! A little sexy never hurt anyone ;-
IRIS DAY CALENDAR
-- Sat April 27: WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT BENEFIT W/ MK ULTRA
-- Sat May 4: BABY ANNE
-- Sat May 18: DJ SHORTEE, KID CEDEK, XANE FM
-- Sat May 25: REDNEK w/ MC KAKAROT (welcome home!)
-- Sat June 1: MANTIS
-- Sat June 8: ATLOC
-- Sat June 15: PROJECT ASPECT !!!
-- Sat June 22: APHRODITE !!
-- Sat June 29: MAYHEM & MK ULTRA
-- Wed July 3: THE BIGGEST 4th of July Extravaganza
-- Sat July 6: ATLOC
-- Sat July 13: Kid Cedek (Birthday Throw Down)
-- Sat July 20: MANTIS
-- Sat July 27: EDDIE GOLD
-------------------->> BIO'S OF OUR AMAZING IRIS RESIDENTZ <<--------------------------------
Support your locals "the best talent in the land"
:::: MK ULTRA -- IRIS / THE DJ FACTORY LA
M.K Ultra is a DJ/ Producer based out of Atlanta playing many genres such as dubstep, house, electro, moombaton, and hardstyle. Known for her high energy and constant movement. She loves producing dubstep and dirty electro. Rising fast as one of the only female dubstep artists in the Atlanta. Playing at your favorite clubs such as Opera, Primal, Luckie Lounge, Connect Lounge, Stoned Studios, QUAD, Spring forth, and other venues she never fails to deliver a high energy dirty set ready to melt your face off and leave you sweating. MK Ultra started DJing in the early summer of 2011 rapidly progressing to be well known in Atlanta for her talent to bring energy to a crowd. She is now booking out of state gigs and is looking at a National summer tour in mid August 2012. Be looking for her new EP soon! MK Ultra claims that this is just what she loves to do. She really genuinely enjoys DJing and is addicted to music production. She can't wait to see how Djing and producing progresses for her in the future. SHE HAS PLAYED WITH HEADLINERS SUCH AS PORTER ROBINSON, AK1200, MARK INSTINCT, MARTY PARTY, HULK, COOKIE MONSTA, POPESKA, OBLIVION, CAPTAIN PANIC, BASSEX, NERD RAGE, DJ MEGAN FOX, DJ COURTNEY, STREET LURKIN, AND MANY MORE!
:::: RALPH & LOUIE Right Left Studios / IRIS / RAAW) - Atlanta, GA
When we hit the decks at any event it is known that from that point on the crowd is in our hands. For over 18 years each these 2 seasoned DJs have rocked dance floors across the nation and have joined forces to bring your their new brain child.. RALPH & LOUIE! While feeding off each others energy and mastering the EQ and effects you will know there style is different than what you have heard before.. And if thats not enough and you are lucky enough to catch a set when they include live instruments such as Drums, Didgeridoo, Guitars, horns and more.. you will know why you are scheduling to see there next show in advanced.. Welcome to the minds of Ralph & Louie!!
Since 1995 Ryan Harrison otherwise known by the monikers Casper and Saturat3d Phat has been involved with the Dance Music movement. In 1997 his Dedication to the scene and passion for the music would lead him behind the decks. Two years later he had earned residencies with Iris Promotions, Viynl Boy, 421 entertainment and various other promoters and clubs in Atlanta. His ability to keep the crowd hype and rock the dance floor was all that was needed to take him all over the Country to play alongside many of the top dance music artists in the world. Known as a turntable terror with layered mixing and battle style Cuttin and scratchin he always brings it funky and fresh. In 2003 his first production work" Right Now/Asteroid" with Dj Neutron & The West City AllStars was released on 20K Freaks Records with great response. He has since had hundreds of remixes and original tracks drop. With no plans to slow down this Dj, producer and promoter continues his quest to entertain crowds everywhere!!! affiliations - Iris Original, Bass Wars, Underground Syndicate
It all started at midnight on New Years Eve of 1992 in a hole in the wall skating rink. Damien Tucker aka DaddyDough (formerly Doughboy) had been a silent lover of electronic based music for years. When the clock struck 12 his life was changed forever. DaddyDough began his DJ career with old classics, hip hop, and booty shaking tunes. By 1996 Dough had landed regular residencies at several of the hottest electronic clubs in Atlanta. Over the next few years he began to build a strong following, and was playing at several events each week and traveling to some of the hottest venues in the Southeast. Over the last 20 years DaddyDough has played some of the biggest and most talked about venues and events in and around the Atlanta area. A master behind the decks, his smoothness when mixing from tune to tune is rivaled by few in today's scene. Always striving to drop his signature style of Drum and Bass, DaddyDough has remained one of the biggest hidden talents in the Atlanta EDM scene. With the ability to mix any style of dance music and even play track out in the club that even he has never heard sets DaddyDough a step above the nearest competition. DaddyDough is the real deal when he steps behind the decks and not many can say otherwise. Currently teamed up with his longtime partner, DJ Quirk, DaddyDough has been making strides to return to the world of production. Under the name EchoLabSoundSystem, Quirk and Dough have been ripping it up in the house realm, while DaddyDough stays true to his roots on solo events, bringing the best in Drum and Bass and his new guilty pleasure, Dubstep. DaddyDough is sure to educate the masses on how it was done back in the day and influence some of the up and coming artists and DJ's on how a true professional works behind the decks to always keep the dance floor moving each time he plays. Aside from his residency and regular Atlanta bookings, you can also always catch DaddyDough each and every Wednesday night from 9pm-12am EST on his internet radio show which has featured some of the biggest local talent from the Atlanta area and beyond. DaddyDough has also shared the stage with some of the biggest and most legendary names in electronic music, including LTJ Bukem, Bad Boy Bill, Simply Jeff, Soul Slinger, 187 aka Jordana, BT, Danny the Wildchild, Keoki, Spacemen, Trip Theory, Frankie Bones, Sandra Collins, and far too many more to name. With all these years mastering his craft, a set by DaddyDough is a sound that is sure not to be missed by anyone who truly calls themselves a lover of electronic dance music.....
One of the original breakbeat DJ's in Atlanta that was established in Orlando, Fl, 1992, with the likes of Dj Icey, Dj Fixx, Friction and Spice, Dj Debbie D, Huda Hudia, Baby Anne and Dj X. Five years later, in 1997, he graced the city of Atlanta with his talents and has been a mainstay ever since. Silver has played all over the east coast and as far west as Las Vegas. His wide range of breaks that stem from old school Florida breaks, new school, technical bass to electro breaks will keep your heart pumping and make even those ...
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