San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Every Wednesday at The Stage, Massive Ideas will be bringing you a stellar lineup of local and national producers/bands from the forefront of the electronic music scene! This week, we're excited to be bringing SIR CHARLES and SOMEJERK
$5 IN ADVANCE & BEFORE 10PM/$10 AFTER
ALSO FEATURING RESIDENTS AFRO MONK & SKINNY HENDRIX!
At just barely 21 years old, identical twin Charles Weinart aka Sir Charles has already made a lasting impression along the east coast. His most recent EP entitled VNS FLY TRP has been getting lots of support from listeners worldwide. His track “Ca$h to the Ceiling”, featured on the Real Trap blog, has gotten over 26,000 plays in just one month. He has released music on Eliot Lipp’s record label, Old Tacoma, and played at a number of festivals including Camp Bisco, Buku, Impulse, Sonic Bloom, River Beats, V Elements and Bear Creek. Charles has played many shows in the Southeast region, opening up for artists such as Steve Aoki, Eliot Lipp, Bonobo, Pantyraid, Boombox and Paper Diamond.
John 'somejerk' Gregory has been playing music since he was a child, initially learning to play piano through South Florida's finest performing arts schools. Eventually John found himself playing bass guitar in punk rock bands and was tiring of having to work with other musicians. He began teaching himself how to produce music, fusing analog performance with digital sampling and arrangement. After years of producing a variety of styles of music, he fell in love with Ableton Live and has not looked back - in 2010 being noted as the "Best New Electronica Artist" by the Miami New Times, DJing across the United States and releasing original bass music compositions through a number of labels and now his own imprint - Signaflo. Now recognized as one of the premiere bass music selectors in Florida, he is armed with original and exclusive music at every BPM range.
John's sound is best described as bass heavy electronica that pays tribute to hiphop, funk, jazz, reggae and Latin roots. Melodic, progressive, funky and heavy all at once, His attention to sonic detail is matched only by his passion to keep pushing his sound forward.