GRIDLOK - ESP101 [LEARN TO BELIEVE] SATURDAY APRIL 11: Gridlok!!! ++ more TBA
- RUSH aka "The IRIS, Atlanta GA
We WILL have a block of tickets available at the door for purchase but presales are HIGHLY encouraged. SAT MARCH 15 IRIS Giant GREEN Event - The St. Patrick celebration w/ EMALKAY!! & SPORTY-O & RL SHINE !!--- ALREADY OVER 97% sold out!!!
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10:00 PM (EDT)
SATURDAY MARCH 15: EMALKAY, SPORTY-O, RL SHINE
Presales available at http://irispresents.com
IRIS PRESENTS: ESP101[Learn to Believe] Atlanta’s #1 EDM event and dance music club. Each and every Saturday we feature the most talented DJ’s, producers, and production teams, all coming together to bring you the most electrifying audio-visual sensory experience like you have never seen before.
HEAVY SUPPORT FROM:
SOUL KITCHEN BY:
-- Ralph & Louie and Friends --
SILENT DISCO HOSTED BY:
-- Haste Drei and Friends --
MASTERS OF CEREMONY & HYPE KINGS:
-- MC Word --
-- MC So Chelsea --
HOSTS & ENTERTAINMENT COINNOISSEURS:
-- The IRIS Girls --
-- Retox Crew --
-- Bass Bot –
//BIO: EMALKAY //
A brilliant and inimitable producer, Emalkay refuses to define himself by anything other than his own musical evolution. From his early years producing grime and garage, right through to 2011 and the imminent release of debut album 'Eclipse', he has continued to break new ground and move forward with each and every track he makes.
Away from the hub of any kind of scene, the Birmingham-based producer made things happen for himself from the start. Early experimental releases on his own Morphic Sounds label put his name on the map, and it quickly paid off as he subsequently signed to Boka. Following a string of well received 12"s for the label, he then found a home at Dub Police, and hasn't looked back since.
Following his debut single for the label, 'Explicit / Heroes', things really blew up at the tail end of 2009 when the phenomenal 'When I Look At You' was released. Caned by tastemakers and fans alike, it catapulted Emalkay to the forefront of the expanding dubstep scene, where he has remained resolutely ever since. Since then, he has continued to draw listeners with further releases on Dub Police, as well as its sister label Storming Productions, with his latest 'Crusader
// BIO: MK ULTRA//
Mk Ultra's been getting worldwide attention from her performances at last 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 Lunar Massive, Counterpoint, Imagine, Magnetic and Identity Fest as well as being the host for 2013's Tomorrowworld TV.
In the last six months Mk-Ultra has shared the stage with the New World Punx, 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.
In 2013 she took her heavy sound on the road with her 8 city Behavior Modification tour, playing major cities including Los Angeles, Houston and Atlanta.
Here's a video from her performance at Imagine Fest and her promo video from Rush Lounge in Atlanta...
Interview on EDM Sauce
// BIO: SPORTY-O//
Atlanta native Sporty-O’s meteoric rise to the top as the go-to rap vocalist in the global dance music scene has been nothing short of astounding. Before his trademark delivery and sharp wit propelled singles like ‘Guestlist’, ‘Apple Bottoms’, ‘International Wingman’ and ‘Let’s Ride’ to the top of the Beatport breaks charts, Sporty-O’s relentless hustle cleared the way for his rapid ascend. He recorded his debut hip hop album ‘From The Mouth of Sporty’ in 2000, immediately following up with a string of well-received mixtapes. Continually honing his craft while enjoying a successful 5 year run as an independent record store owner in Decatur, Ga, Sporty-O jumped at the opportunity to star in the MTV show ‘Jamie Kennedy’s Blowin’ Up’. This experience led to appearances in Hollywood films ‘National Lampoon’s Van Wilder 3’, ‘Road Trip 2’ and ‘The Preacher’s Kid’.
Undeterred by his foray out west, Sporty upped his musical output, receiving national airplay for the hit hip hop singles ‘U Not Beyonce’ and ‘I’m Money’. This opened the doors for collaborations with high profile talents like Paul Wall, YoungBloodZ and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. But it was in 2007 that Sporty-O saw another opportunity to apply his talents. A collaboration with DJ Lethal (of House of Pain and Limp Bizkit fame) inadvertently led to his introduction to the world of dance music when he met UK production outfit Aquasky. The care-free party vibe of their productions proved a perfect fit for the MC, and their studio partnership produced the single ‘Outta Control’, released on the Passenger imprint to much acclaim.
Now turning heads in the dance scene, Sporty-O, the self-proclaimed “international businessman”, soon enough found himself working with global dance scene mainstays like Deekline, Krafty Kuts, Stanton Warriors, Keith MacKenzie and Fixx, Felguk and Gigi Barocco. He has since released his ‘International Wingman’ LP on Keith MacKenzie’s Chicago-based Illeven:Eleven imprint, featuring well-received originals and remixes spanning the dance music spectrum.
The last year has seen him steadily releasing singles (his Felguk-produced ‘2nite’ was the soundtrack to the 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival trailer) and touring the US and Europe in anticipation of his next release, ‘Songs for Strippers’. The album promises to be an all-inclusive affair, with credits by heavy hitters Hatiras, Figure, Calvertron, Fixx, and more, sure to add greatly to his already impressive worldwide album sales numbers, now topping 250,000 units. Despite all these noteworthy achievements under his belt, Sporty-O shows no signs of slowing down. He just wants you along for the ride..!
// BIO: RL SHINE //
Kristen Sheehan, aka RL Shine has been popping up all over the map in the past 3 years from GA to NY and creeping into the midwest and beyond in 2012. She's shared the bill with acts including Young Guru, DJ Clockwork, Mac Miller, Porter Robinson, Nit Grit, Two Fresh, Will Clark, NY's long standing event, Concrete Jungle, Dara, Benga, Starkey, Heroes & Villains, Mayhem, Street Lurkin', Kid Cedek and many more.
// THE IRIS EXPERIENCE //
** Four different atmospheres with booming Turbosound systems. **
-- Incredible custom laser and lighting installations sponsored by AREA 51 Presents --
PREPARE for the most spectacular sound, laser, and lighting extravaganza you have ever experienced!
-- Outside terrace with the IRIS Silent Disco (recently featured at Sweetwater 420 Music Festival) –
** Elevated VIP lounges with: **
-- Private cocktail server --
-- Private security --
-- Perfect views of the main stage –
** Each week we feature over 15 of THE BEST DJ’s spinning Atlanta’s best EDM **
-- The very best in every genre of EDM --
Electro, Drum & Bass, Bass Music, Breaks, Dubstep, Trance, House, Hip Hop
** Cryogenics, confetti blasts, free giveaways all night and so much more! **
IRIS is the premier high-energy nightlife and entertainment destination. As one of the most respected and revered promotion companies in the industry. Our constant commitment to excellence, and our love of the music and the crowd, shines through in all the events we touch. Join our family, this positive energy, we believe, creates the vibe and experience that is so unique to IRIS. Learn to Believe
IRIS “For those that know”
// EVENT DETAILS //
Age: 18+ | 21 to drink
Price: $10 – $20
** VIP tickets available**
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[ Location ]
The IRIS aka Rush Lounge, 2715 Buford Highway, NE Atlanta, GA 30305
[ About Presales ]
We highly encourage presales to skip the line and guarantee entry. This event will sell out in advance
[ Dress Code ]
Everyone welcome, but we encourage everyone to look your best and ready to dance!
A little sexy never hurt anyone!
// AWARDS //
**SEVEN TIME AWARD **WINNER** CREATIVE LOAFING BEST OF ATLANTA 2012 & 2013**
1. Best Local Promoter - IRIS (2nd year in a row)
2. Best Nightlife Event - IRIS ESP101[Learn To Believe]
3. Best Weekly Club Night - The IRIS aka Rush Lounge
4. Best Dance Music Club - The IRIS aka Rush Lounge
5, Best After Hours / Late-night Spot - The IRIS aka Rush Lounge (2nd year in a row)
6. Best Lounge - Rush
7. Best Local Electronic Act - Ralph & Louie (as showcased @ IRIS w/ Ralph & Louie's Soul Kitchen
Please check the link here: http://clatl.com/atlanta/BestOf?category=1390578&year=2013
Since 1996, 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 can experience and believe. Check us out on facebook to learn more: http://facebook.com/irispromo
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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.
If you do not leave our event feeling like you are family, we have not fulfilled our promise. For more information, visit our website at www.irispresents.com