SPECIAL LIVE EDITION: IRIS ESP101 [LEARN TO BELIEVE] FEATURING
** ANDY C**
( FULL LINEUP RELEASED SOON )
THE IRIS TERRACE - THE SILENT DISCO - HOSTED BY:
-> HASTE & 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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In the world of electronic music, there are few bigger names than that of Andy C. Regarded as one of the greatest DJs ever to touch a turntable, the Ram Records founder is one of the most iconic and important figures in global dance music culture, and his dedication to the music he loves is only matched by his list of acheivements.
Having won dozens of awards for his near-superhuman DJing skills, Andy C's incredible career has taken him from early-90s raves in his native Essex to the terraces of Space in Ibiza and the Oxford University Union. And while Andy has consistently wowed crowds from behind the decks, his productions as part of Origin Unknown and later Ram Trilogy have solidified a reputation as one of the most important figures in the evolution of drum & bass.
As his 'Nightlife' series of mix CDs consistently take the sound of drum & bass ever further, Andy still finds time for the label he set up as a 16 year old; Ram Records. Through the label, Andy C has been instrumental in the rise of two of the biggest names working in electronic music today, Chase & Status and Sub Focus, and he continues to search for the next frightening talent to nurture and develop beneath the Ram banner.
You would think that with all this what else can Andy surely do? How about a stage show to celebrate the true skills of the DJ... Andy developed a bespoke award winning stage show called Alive in 2011. This fully interactive show which is visually run by the man himself whilst playing a different unique set at each performanc, has wowed thousands of people around the world. This coupled with his recent remixes for the likes of DJ Fresh, Eric Prydz, Plan B, Porter Robinson, Rudimental and Major Lazer, where his mix of Get Free went on to be play-listed at Radio 1. It's clear that the man they call 'The Executioner' isn't softening up... in fact, he's sharpening his axe.
In the beginning... Armanni Reign grew up rapping everywhere from elementary lunch room tables to high school hallways to college house parties as a hobby before realizing the worth of his gift. Back then you would prove your worth by progressing from cyphas to battles, which is what he did to make a name for himself. He started in small competitions and eventually worked his way on to radio spots. After spending three continuous months as Philly 103.9FM's 'Cypha' champion, MC Armanni decided he needed a change. Not seeing any longevity in the Battle Circuit had motivated Armanni to switch things up.
His introduction to drum and bass was an experience shared by many first timers- Sutpens' Jungle, February 2000. His first mixtape was "DJ SS live at Sutpen's Jungle" on which the vocal skills of MC Skibadee and MC Foxy gave Armanni insight to the lyrical potential of Drum and Bass. Citing MC Skibadee as one of his main influences at the time, Armanni developed a distinctly powerful and diverse style of lyrical delivery. It garnered respect amongst his peers as well as many of the top Drum and Bass MCs and DJs in the World. Staying true to his hip hop roots, Armanni delivers bounce, flavor and lyrical wizardry.
2003 was a fantastic year for MC Armanni Reign because not only was he nominated Best Breakthrough MC at the Knowledge Drum and Bass Awards, he also became the official Metalheadz Americas MC. He is undoubtedly one of the most well known lyricists in Drum and Bass amongst the respectable forces of Skibadee, GQ and Dynamite. With releases currently on Gasm, Freak, Intasound, Westbay Music Group and TekDbz, MC Armanni has set his sights on the grand realm.
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
-- Wed July 3: NERD RAGE & THE BIGGEST 4th of July Extravaganza (SEXIEST NERD CONTEST RETURNS)
-- Sat July 6: AK1200 The One and ONLY! & MJ bday
-- Sat July 13: MightyHIGH Coup (HUGE Bday) & Hypnotik (welcome home)
-- Sat July 20: TERRAVITA & MANTIS!!!
-- Sat July 27: EDDIE GOLD & ROID DRAZR
-- Sat Aug 3 EPTIC (UK) 1st time @ IRIS
-- Sat Aug 10 MK Ultra HUGE Bday Party! HUGE lineup TBA!
-- Sat Aug 17 Dieselboy (First Time EVER At IRIS)
-- Sat Aug 24 D.O.H. (Welcome Back) & EDDIE GOLD
-- Sat Aug 31 MANTIS
-- Sat September 7 Doc Nasty (1st time ever at IRIS)
-- Sat September 14 UNLIMITED GRAVITY (live)
-- Sat September 21 Document One (welcome back)
-- Sat September 28 ATLIENS
-- Saturday Oct 5 - HUGE HEADLINER TBA
-- Saturday Oct 12 - DJ ICEY (returnz) +++ THE IRIS BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY- Biggest show of the year
--Saturday Oct 19 Designer Drugs
-- BIG EVENTS TBA in Oct..
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER --- HUGE SHOWS TBA
-------------------->> BIO'S OF OUR AMAZING IRIS RESIDENTZ <<--------------------------------
Support your locals "the best talent in the land"
:::: MK ULTRA -- IRIS / THE DJ FACTORY LA
MK Ultra is getting worldwide attention, from her performances at this years Miami WMC and Magnetic Music Festival.
In addition to high demand for her DJ performances, she has also modeled for the publications Libertine Magazine and Urban Luxe.
She has been featured on iheartradio and on Prototype radio's show as a rising producer. Her festival performances have included Counterpoint, Imagine, Magnetic and Identity Fest.
In the last six months Mk-Ultra has shared the stage with Porter Robinson, Le Castle Vania, Krewella, Figure, Dirty Talk, Run DMT, AK1200, Mantis, Street Lurkin, Bare, Flux Pavillion, Zeds Dead, Reid Speed, among many others.
Here's a video from her performance at Imagine Fest and her promo video from Rush Lounge in Atlanta...
A recent Interview on TheFreshNew.com
http://www.thefreshnew.com/ tfn-exclusive-interview-mk- ultra/
Her debut single "Monarch," released on Beatport May 9th, 2013.
:::: NEXTAKIN (NEXT OF KIN): 1200 HUSTLE, IRIS, DUNGEON FAMILY GENERATION X, HITTMENN DJS, FATL
Nextakin has been rocking the masses for well over a decade now. His style is described as no genre. The mix will deliver what vibe Nextakin is in, but it is always sure to give the people something to talk about. From edm to hip hop, and from mixology to turntablism, Nextakin is all about delivering what the crowd needs, and that is energy. The respect for the music has gone much further than standing behind the tables. His motto is "work", plain and simple. Nextakin works on his craft, while building bridges from one style to another, bringing his two worlds of hip hop and EDM together. If there is one thing true about Nextakin, he is the people's champ, because that's what he plays for.
Nextakin has played events with such acts as Dungeon family, Aphrodite, Mickey Finn, LTJ bukem, BT, craze, ak1200, ODI, Dara, DJ Lord, flux pavillion, FUNTCASE, Danny the wildchild, trip theory, faust and shortee, phantom 45, klever, and many 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!!
In the great city of Atlanta there lives a man. A man with a beard. A man named Ployd. If you have spent any time frequenting bass music shows in Atlanta then chances are you've heard and are possibly homeys with Ployd aka Bass Jesus aka Trap Jesus aka The Godfather.
Although recently named "Atlantas Best DJ" in Creative Loafing (readers choice), Ployd has been on the grind playing clubs since 06 playing with a slew of the top names in electronica from Rusko, Excision Reid Speed, Mayhem, and Borgore to Zoogma, Big Gigantic, Papadosio and many many more.
Without a doubt he has played a large influential part in the Southeastern scene helping to start Atlantas first two Dubstwp collectives; Atlanta Dubstep and Wobble House. Currently Independent, Ployd bounces from city to city in the southeast heating up dancefloors with his versital and tasteful DJ sets. Coming soon to a club, festival, ballroom, bingo game, or bon fire near you.
::: STRANGER CANDY
Stranger Candy, aka Andrew Levene (formerly known as Avarice). The eccentric EDM DJ developed his notable eclectic, experimental style with numerous interests and influences stretching across numerous genres. EDM/IDM/Rock/Experimental/Classical/Hiphop/Bossanova, it doesn't matter. Stranger Candy is about the music.
When performing live, Stranger Candy generally sticks to heavy forms of EDM. Sets typically include but are not limited to:Electro House, Dubstep, Moombahthon, Drumstep, Filth, Trap & Downtempo. Although he's completely capable of mixing any genre, whether it be Top 40's or Club hits.
Stranger Candy’s name is based on his blunt, left-of-center approach to the industry that makes Andrew Levene “Stranger Candy.” Stranger Candy is a forerunner, a trendsetter and a friend to his fans. He doesn't rely on his headphones, where as he needs to feel the music in real time as his fans do. On the spot mash-ups and build ups are essential to him. He considers his fans before his fame, Stranger Candy pays particular detail to the vibe and movement of the crowd versus how he may feel about a particular track. He doesn't believe in pre-recorded mixes. He wants to be involved and he wants to read the audience to progress his mixes.
Stranger Candy has played with the likes of Dieselboy, Run DMT, Crizzly, Heroes x Villains, Downlink, Ajapai, AK 1200, Schoolboy, ODI, Nerd Rage, FS, Mayhem, Smash Gordon, Dara, Dirtyloud, Dirty Talk, Protohype, Hulk, Andys ill, Mantis, Andy C, KJ Sawka, Wick-it the Instigator, Getter, Darth and Vader, Q-Bik, Ed Rush & Optical, Captain Panic, BARE, Hot Pink Delorean, Ill Gates, Jansten, Computer Club, Luminox and more.
He's a resident DJ for the Atlanta based promotion company Iris ESP. You can find Stranger Candy playing Rush Lounge every Saturday night.
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 ...
::: PFUNK: 1200 HUSTLE
Dropping bombs for over twelve years, P-FUNK knows how to rock the party! Whether at clubs, raves or house parties, P-FUNK always throws down an arsenal of fresh and exclusive music. Prepare yourselves for some funky, fresh, bass heavy beats, mixed properly by P-FUNK!
::: WHITE RABBIT (R.A.A.W)
As a classically trained pianist, music has always played a huge role in her life. Although DJ’ing began as a hobby, it quickly turned into a passion. The White Rabbit began her journey on two belt-driven turntables in November of 2009 and made her first public appearance in April 2010. Since then, she has been playing at numerous clubs and underground venues at parties in and around the Atlanta area, including a few out of state bookings. 2013 is going to be a dynamic year… more efforts will be put towards playing house/techno/minimal and the goal is to make room for production when time permits (just got her PharmD and is currently taking a series of licensing exams to become a pharmacist- busy busy busy!)
Her style infuses an eclectic blend of breakbeats with techno, minimal and house, for an average BPM within the range of 125-140. The breaks range from electro to dnb-influenced, florida to nu skool. Recently her breaks sets are encompassing a wider range of genres, from dubstep to trap to electro house and funky tech house.
Regardless the genre, one thing is certain-- the bass will be heavy and the sound will draw you in. With a love for dark melodies and dirrrrrrrty basslines, she plays each set with one goal in mind: to make people dance.
Be sure to join her on her next musical trip down the rabbit hole...
::: BRIAN TEDDER
Brian Tedder is a DJ who has perfected the art of mixing electronic dance music of any and every genre. Specializing in Progressive and Trance music.
Brian Tedder started playing music at the age of 6 and since then nothing else has been a more prevalent part of his life. After playing many instrument both in school and on his own, he landed on electronic dance music and the turntables in 1998. Since then he has honed his craft of beat blending and live mixing to the point of perfection. Whith a few of his own tracks in the works you never know what you are going to hear from one of his live sets. There is one thing you can be certain of; he will blow your mind apart.
::: MC WORD & The Retox Crew w/ Fire Hula Hoopers
MC "Master of Ceremonies" . Freestyles to Drum N Bass, Breaks and Dubstep. Resident at Masquarade, Karma, Lennys in Atl Ga 1998-2002. Live perfomances with DJ Aphrodite, Mickey Finn, DJ Rap, ak1200, dara, deisleboy, as well as local Atl DJ's. Currently working with IRIS promotions and working on producing live shows with the RETOX hoola hoop girls. Will be incorporating the Baritone Sax into future shows. Stay tuned!!
::: MC ARION LEE: Http://facebook.com/ArionLeeMC
Iris Presents, Inc. is an electronic dance music event and promotion company, committed to providing the highest quality entertainment experience. Our aim is to spread joy, light, positivity and fun to the community through imaginative, live and interactive entertainment experiences. Our company is founded on the core value to treat others as you would like them to treat you. We believe we can spread these values by creating a truly positive shared experience.
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