DATE: Saturday, July 20th
Framework Music, Philadelphia USA
Bob Brown’s production and DJing continue to guarantee him international recognition. Pushing the boundaries of the genre, Bob’s production is constantly innovative and sought after. His style can be best described as precise, aggressive, and minimal yet unpredictable and funky-as-hell. Bob is presently realizing EPs for five different record labels. He is poised to make major contributions to the world of Techno. As a DJ, when Bob performed in Glasgow in June of 2000 he received unprecedented acclaim. October of 2001 was Bob’s second pan-European tour, and with bookings every other month in Berlin for the second half of 2001, his is a name at the forefront of Techno. We are very proud to feature Bob Brown as part of INDUSTRY SHAKEDOWN. If you are lucky, you may be able to catch Bob in the flesh at the Framework Music promotional booth. For more information about Bob Brown and Framework Music please visit www.FrameworkMusic.com.
Framework Music began in 1999 when Bob Brown was having trouble finding a home for his first original composition with 3 limited edition EP’s of experimental techno. Three years and 10 releases later Framework is embarking on an excursion into new ideas, new artists, and new playing fields. What was to be Framework 011, entitled “Funk Empire”, is now set for a fall release on Tresor Records and the remixes will be coming out on Framework as numbers 12 and 13, with remixes by DJ Godfather, Woody McBride, Pacou, Michael Forshaw, Mark Hawkins, and Paul Birken. Following that will be releases from Peace Frog alumnus Wyndell Long, and Automatic label guy Ibrahim Alfa. For all the latest Framework vinyl, attire, and CDs please visit the Framework Music promotional booth.
Please visit www.AfrikaAware.com and join Framework Music’s quest to raise awareness. Every child deserves a chance.
Throbdisk, New York City
Spinning cutting edge techno and electro in New York City and around the world for over 10 years, Prozac has been consistently featured at major venues including the Tunnel, Paladium, Carbon/Exit, and the Limelight, where he DJ’d and did lighting for 7 years. Dedicated to the underground scene, Prozac has played in countless smaller venues and parties in NYC such as Robots, Fun, Drinkland, and now appears Wednesday nights at STATIC techno~electro~breaks~and beyond! STATIC is located at Filter 14, 432 W 14th Street. Worldwide, Prozac has played in Germany at Tresor in Berlin and Ultraschall in Munich as well as spots in Belgium, Poland, Colombia, Mexico, and Canada. For booking and info please contact: PROZACDJ@yahoo.com. Please visit www.Throb.com. Filter 14 events info line: 212.946.2191
Vinyl Market, Techno NYC
Kazu Okura’s career began in Japan nearly a quarter century ago, where at the age of 19 Kazu started spinning disco at local dance clubs. When he was 21 Kazu discovered Techno and the rest is history. An electronic music pioneer in Japan, Kazu has held residencies at just about every major venue in Tokyo. After moving to New York City in 1998, Kazu opened Vinyl Market in December of 1999. Quickly developing a reputation for having an exceptional selection of Techno vinyl as well as courteous service, Vinyl Market has grown into an NYC favorite. Vinyl Market is located at 241 East 10th Street, between 1st and 2nd avenues. Please visit www.VinylMarket.org. Come see Kazu do what he does best; play hard, aggressive, uncompromising Techno.
Power Hill Entertainment, Shady Oak Lane, Philadelphia
Sircus started rapping around 1986 in an area of Philadelphia called West Oak Lane, which he refers to as Shady Oak Lane. Part of a close-knit and talented group of artists under the title of Power Hill Entertainment; over the last five years Sircus has generated tremendous appeal in Philly’s underground Hip-Hop community. Appearing on multiple underground compilations and mixtapes, Sircus is poised to bring his unique abilities to New York City. Recently performing with Mobb Deep as well as Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek, this MC knows what it means to Move The Crowd. An exceptional live performer, Sircus leaves nothing on the table. For booking and info please contact Nile Pharoah Artist Management and Booking. Contact NilePharaoh@yahoo.com or call 814.769.6180.
No public information is available on Mach Une. Pronounced Mach One. For booking contact ThundaSound@yahoo.com.
Vitus Productions, New York
Pushing hardcore in the New York scene for years, Jen aims to keep the music alive by sharing with us the positive and vibrant energy of her sets. When Jen gets on the decks, there’s no dull moment, you will definitely feel the true vibe of hardcore! Incorporating Hip-Hop, Hard Techno, Hard Trance and Jungle into her sets, Jen is constantly pushing the limits of the genre. Innovative and exciting, Jen Mas continues to impress audiences wherever she goes. Recently Jen has played alongside hardcore legend Lenny Dee and in the coming weeks will be sharing the decks with modern day hardcore juggernaut Rob Gee. For booking and info please contact JenMasNY@aol.com.
Sub Kids Productions, WKPS Jam 91, Philadelphia
Brought up through the Philly school of hip-hop, Bo Bliz follows in a rich tradition of DMC style DJ’s whose careers began in our nation’s most historic city. Uncanny scratch skills and a hard edged track selection make this DJ a crowd favorite. With multiple mix tapes to his credit, Bo has recently expanded his musical scope to encompass production. For booking and info please contact ThatBlizKid@hotmail.com.
Promotional CD Release & Giveaway
KindKidz Records, Techno Alliance, New York
Round-N-Round is a techno purist. Injecting drilling percussive sounds into your brain, his track selection and unbelievable tricks and schemes always have the crowd begging for another set. With a style that few can resist to move and groove to, this kid aims to put techno on the map permanently. Roundz is also the webmaster at www.KindKidz.com and is responsible for creating KindRadio-the internet’s ultimate source for underground techno twice a week. For booking and info please contact Roundz@optonline.net or call 212.917.1053.
Energy! Productions, EnergyNYC.com
Founder of Energy! Productions, Ricardo started his record collection buying Disco records as a young toddler in Puerto Rico. Flash forward to the 90’s; with positions at both Satellite and Ultra Records, Ricardo’s once infant collection of vinyl had now become massive. After years of relentless encouragement from friends Ricardo finally stepped behind the decks to put those records to use. With a wide selection of eclectic beats, you might find Ricardo playing a downtempo chillout, deep tribal house, trance, or even an 80’s classic set. Whatever the path of music he chooses to take you through, you can always count on taking an adventurous journey. It is no wonder Ricardo’s name has popped up on Boo, One Nation, Stereotopia and Oasis. Please visit www.EnergyNYC.com.
THE MIGHTY MEZZ
Promotional CD Release & Giveaway
It was 1994 when Mezz started his career in Philadelphia, DJing at Club Skyline and at the Vizsin parties with the now turned DJ Imri and DJ Surge aka Sneaky Skillz. Quickly launching his own label and production company, F.E.S.P. Productions, Mezz built his fan base and notoriety by producing events in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Delaware and New York. Playing to crowds upwards of 2000 people, Mezz progressively expanded his popularity while vigorously promoting the Tech-House and Breaks sound that has kept this DJ in demand for nearly a decade. Presently Mezz hosts Playground Sundays @ The Hat City Ale House located on 253 Main Street in Danbury, CT. Featuring local and national talent, this free event brings you a diverse assortment of music from 9-1am each week. Please visit www.FESP.net. For booking and info please contact FESPProductions@aol.com.
Gotham Grooves Promotional Booth & Giveaways
Gotham Grooves, Touched By A DJ, New York
Spinning since the age of 13 and producing since 1997, Agent Orange is a member of the renown Satellite Records team and is co-founder of the Gotham Grooves record label. Striving to add creativity and originality to his Productions and DJ Sets, Agent Orange likes to serve up groovey-ass, prime-time beats that make you move. Imagine if you were to take the drive and power of Techno and blend it with the groove and smoothness of House…now you’re getting the Agent Orange experience! Having performed with the likes of Misstress Barbara, Cristian Varela, Mike Dearborn, T-1000 and Angel Alanis, Agent Orange plans to continue building his Gotham Grooves record label while spreading his sound around the globe. Please visit www.GothamGrooves.com. Also, please visit www.TouchedByADJ.com.
Urban Ethics, Touched By A DJ, New York
Please visit www.TouchedByADJ.com
Electrokuted Records, Techno, NYC
For booking and info please contact DeMartian@aol.com.
Central Records, Charlotte, NC
Properly introduced to trance with DJ Tiesto’s breakthrough, Live at Innercity, Elliot knew right away what he needed to do. One listen to the proper sounds of the Dutch trance scene was enough to convert him for life. Finding inspiration in DJs like Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren and Ferry Corsten, Elliott lays down trance that is uplifting and powerful. Recently relocating to New York to pursue his music career full time, Elliot intends to bring that magical trance sound to the uninitiated. Please visit www.DJElliottWalker.com. For booking and info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOCATION: Pier 63, New York City
Historic lightship Frying Pan and adjoining barge.
Originally built in 1929 and now permanently docked at Pier 63, along Manhattan’s lower west side, the Frying Pan is listed on both the New York State and Federal Registers of Historic Places, as it is one of only 13 lightships remaining from more than 100 built. The ship features a metal dance floor in the main hull as well as a fully staffed bar and a lounge area in the captain’s quarters. An all-weather canopy protects the barge along which the Frying Pan is docked. Please visit www.FryingPan.com
Pier 63 Maritime, West 23rd Street and 12th Avenue
Located behind Basketball City, 1 Block North of Chelsea Piers Sporting Complex
For driving directions click HERE.
INDUSTRY SHAKEDOWN is a community first event. A reduced guestlist has been established for anyone who wishes to promote their art, ideas or services at INDUSTRY SHAKEDOWN. Please email RiotSound@riotsound.com for more details. The barge will feature promotional booths, vendors and an outdoor culture exchange forum. Free food will be available all day courtesy of Elephant Entertainment. Not to be missed!
INDUSTRY SHAKEDOWN VINYL GIVEAWAY:
Thanks to Ultra Records, RIOTRECORDINGS is happy to bring you the INDUSTRY SHAKEDOWN Vinyl Giveaway. Ultra has donated over 500 pieces of vinyl to be given away free of charge to INDUSTRY SHAKEDOWN patrons. Please take your time to visit www.UltraRecords.com, home of Scott Henry, John Selway and Sasha & Digweed, among others. Come early to get your free vinyl!!!
TICKETS: Available at the door!
Admission onto the barge is all ages and FREE!
Admission on board the Frying Pan is $12. 21 and over only/Bring Proper ID.
15% of all ticket sales will be donated to the Electronic Music Defense and Education Fund. Please visit www.EMDEF.org.
VENDING: Please call 516.827.4577
To be part of the RIOTRECORDINGS street team contact StreetTeam@riotsound.com.