5th Annual Lundi Gras Bacchanal feat: Gravity A, Quickie Mart, Nadis Warriors
Monday, March 7, 2011 at 9:00 PM - Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 6:00 AM (CST)
New Orleans, LA
WCP and Gravity A Present: The BIG LeBACCHANALski
Gravity A is ready to bring in Mardi Gras day once again with one of their epic Sunrise sets. This night will feature 2 full sets of Gravity A, special surprises throughout the night, and full sets from all of these top notch performers:
... ... Developing out of a city that is inundated with musical vibrations, Gravity A exhilarates New Orleans' rich musical tapestry with their fresh, dynamic energy and innovative sound. This five years old quartet is inspired by the soulful jazz expressions and second-line fusions of their hometown, yet still draws heavily upon the eclectic possibilities of electronic progressions. Gravity A has become the torchbearer for the city's late night soundtrack featuring the unmistakable sound of true New Orleans funk, tight drum n' bass breaks and intoxicating trance. The band's unique sound is highly dependent upon the musicians' passion for live instrumentation and improvisation, which often lends itself to a rambunctious adventure grooving through sunrise. As opposed to Newton's well-known gravity b, Gravity A has taken their name from the force responsible for the cohesion and semblance of all subatomic matter. At a Gravity A show in New Orleans or beyond, this force is intense and irrefutable. The dance floor is transformed into a frenzy as the polar vibrations of Gravity A's magnetic rhythms and far-reaching frequencies resonate amongst the bopping feet, shaking hips, and smiling faces.
Gravity A has performed live sets with:
Dr. Fameus (Allen Aucoin of the Disco Biscuits); Mike Dillon (Les Claypool's Frog Brigade); Big Sam; Johnny Vidacovich (Astral Project); Tim Sullivan; Kirk Joseph (Dirty Dozen); Khris Royal; Michael Skinkus; Jon Gross; Michael Burkart; Billy Iuso; Tim Green (local saxaphone legend).
Gravity A has opened for/ headlined after:
Dr. Fameus (Allen Aucoin of the Disco Biscuits), Break Science, Nadis Warriors, Bonobo (live band), Ooah, Orchard Lounge, Pnuma Trio, Signal Path, EOTO (members of String Cheese Incident), Lotus, Lyrics Born, Dubconscious, Girl Talk, Breakage (UK), Marcus Intalex (UK), Freaky Flow, Rebirth Brass Band, Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle; Elemental Harmonics; System Obsolete; Groovesect, The Trio.
*DJ Quickie Mart
Quickie Mart got his start in the smoke filled, late night bar scene of New Orleans pre-Katrina. Since then, he has relocated to Los Angeles, toured the world, recorded numerous projects, and still manages to play in his hometown at a minimum of once a month.
Quickie’s accolades include playing large events like SXSW, Vegoose, and Zen Festival. He has been featured twice at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, three years at Voodoo Music Festival, and five years in a row at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. He has shared stages with artists such as George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Jurassic 5, RJD2, The Ting Tings, Fishbone, Lyrics Born, Joss Stone, Perry Farrell's Satellite Party, DJ Klever, Particle, Akon, Gift Of Gab, Inspektah Deck, and Lilly Allen, …just to name a few. He also had the honor of performing on stage with the legendary Mac “Dr. John” Rebennak. Whether touring as a solo artist, or on the road with other acts like Galactic, Q-Tip, Shwayze, and The Cool Kids, Mart’s sets have captivated audiences world wide.
QM has been featured on numerous television programs including Current TV, Louisiana’s famous Dew Drop Inn, and one season on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly’s as the show’s resident DJ. He has worked in the studio with heavyweight artists like Freddie Gibbs, UPT/Universal’s Juvenile, Grammy nominated Planet Asia, ANTI/Epitaph’s Galactic, and Stone Throw’s Percee P. In late 2009, Ben Ellman and Quickie released the “Gypsyphonic Disko” which was downloaded more that 30,000 times, and rated as one of Nerve Magazine’s Top 5 Albums you should be listening to. His most recent project, Haze Diaires Vol. 3 with Gotham Green peaked at number 3 on the CMJ Hip Hop charts.
Quickie Mart has also received press in URB Magazine, Blender, Filter, XLR8R, and Offbeat magazines, and was hailed “New Orleans’ Hip Hop Champion” by LA Weekly. In addition to consistently recording and touring QM has also served as the tour DJ for acts like The Knux, iCON the Mic King, Freddie Gibbs, Gotham Green, and Devin the Dude.
Quickie knows no musical bounds as an artist, and now after accomplishing so much in such a short amount of time, being so young, it's easy to see why Quickie Mart has attracted so many people to his music - and even easier to expect much more from him in the future.
...The Nadis Warriors brand of genre defying instrumental electronic fusion has entranced countless from coast to coast. They draw thier inspiration from the roots of dub, drum'n'bass, trance, funk, and the jam scene. Hailing from Austin, Tx, The Nadis Warriors incorporate subtle rythms and tones that affect the vibration of the listener. With Tibetan Singing bowls and specific chords to affect an individual chakra, they are an electronic excursion through healing and dance. This year alone they have performed at The Manifestation Celebration, Wakarusa, Sonic Bloom and The Big Up. They are also one of a handful of artists to have performed onstage with Alex Grey, and Allyson Grey during Alex's famed World Spirit Invocation.
.. Dj ProppaBear djing 15yrs starting with house,hip hop,reggae then he started spining Jungle in 1995 and he has never stoped.He is also a producer with no limit to his stylings,a mixx of d-n-b and electro made on old gear is his sygniture sound. Dj Proppa Bear has been promoting, spinning and producing jungle and electro music for over ten years,with roots in reggae,hip-hop and techno music all of these musical elements strongly influence his jungle producing and mixing style.Starting out in the midwest club and party scene Dj Proppa Bear is a local favorite in Brew City and Chicago's club scene. New Years eve 1999 Proppa Bear traveled to play a show in New Orleans he was so impressed with the culture and musical history of New Orleans proppa bear decided to stay.Now living in New Orleans Hold down a jungle event called BassBin Safari That has been an ongoing club event for years. Proppa Bear also promotes other underground club events in town to help keep the underground club culture alive. Proppa Bear's mixing style is bold and straight forward with aggressive mixing skill,fader jacking and hip-hop battle style scratching.Proppa Bear utilizes every style of drum&bass and jungle to move the crowd and bring a strong party vibe that shines in the underground jungle club scene. Dj Proppa Bear has had the pleasure to be on the same gig with these talents DJ 3D,Casper,Deep Blue,RP Smack,Acetate,Derrick Carter,Lego,Mazi, Danny the Wildchild,Rick Garcia,John Curley,Roland the Bastard(uk) Grant Plant(uk),Richie Hawtin,Jaun Akins,Tommy Sunshine,Siren & Star eyes General Malice,Don Daka,Doormouse,Roy Davis Jr.,Snuggles,Flux,Glide, Phantom 45,Dj Fragment,Focus,Dead PA,Rohan,Freaky Flow,Kaos,Mayhem, Micro,Icey,Frankie Bones,Richard Humpty Vission,Dillinja,Lemon D,Tech Itch,Gien,spectrum,rabbit in the moon,woody micbride
...Wobble Wobble, drop it like its hot
*DJ BooBooo KttyFCK