2012 Silent Disco
Consider yourself a night owl? Dancing fool? Check out the extensive roster of DJs that we'll have on hand to keep you and your crew rocking out until the wee hours of the morning at the Official CounterPoint Silent Disco presented by Music Unlimited. You'll be weaving in and out of lights and lasers all night long while fresh beats stream directly to your ears only via your own personal set of headphones.
Dj AirWolf is an Atlanta native whom from a young age was obsessed with all things music. "I remember hearing a local college radio dj announce that the song I just heard was by The Butthole Surfers. I don't think I had even liked the song but knowing that there was a band out there with such a stupid name just seemed so amazing to my nine year old brain." Raised on a steady diet of Yo MTV Raps! and 120 Minutes it was only a matter of time before he began sharing these found treasures with his friends. But now a days it is really just about sharing a good time. "I'm not trying to play the newest hottest coolest song. It's more about playing the best song for that moment to keep the party going." AirWolf describes his style as "room appropriate" but you are going to get a kitchen sink of party rockers every time. He also has a dog and a fish and drinks Bourbon Whiskey.
They say everything is bigger in Texas - just check the supersized crates of DJ Mel. His renowned party-rocking sets are as musically broad as they are technically skilled, and this deep selection and unique touch behind the decks has made Mel a true "DJ's DJ" and an Austin institution for almost two decades. Catch him in the flesh, packing crowds in at his long-running parties Swoll and Rock The Casbah, hosting the longest-running hip hop weekly in Texas, and making crowds of thousands throw their hands in the air at the Lollapalooza festival. Hear him melting your stereo down with genre-flipping remixes and critically-acclaimed mix CDs (including his 2004 Scion "Free Your Mix" finalist). Just don't sleep on one of the strongest selectors in the game!
DJ Pat O'Brien
Pat is the host of Voltage Radio, featuring remixed alternative, electro house, dubstep, and more. The show goes live on 99X at 98.9FM here in Atlanta every week from 10pm to midnight and online worldwide at 99X.com. Always featuring new exclusive mixes and blending from genre to genre seamlessly, Pat turns every Saturday night and every party he plays inside out. Check him out at the Silent Disco and follow his coverage of CounterPoint Fest at 99X.com/Voltage.
Transmuting subtle vibrational awareness into tangible auditory form is the logical evolution of a lifelong musical obsession for David Krantz, a 23 year old multi-instrumentalist and producer, based out of Asheville, NC.
Combining the rhythmic appeal of dubstep, hip hop, and house with melodic dreamscapes, creative sound design, and acoustic instrumentation, Futexture skillfully weaves a futuristic blend of glitchy bass-heavy IDM and jazzy techstep into a forward thinking sound that defies classification. Transcending the typical barriers between electronic and more traditional composition, this unique sonic synthesis is equally suited for both headphones and the dancefloor. Exceptional command over detail, depth of expression, and the ability to perform in a multitude of settings leaves the future looking very bright for this emerging artist.
Hailing from Athens, Georgia, Alfredo Lapuz, Jr has been dropping tons of remixes, and has recently started to pick up speed and gain recognition across the blogosphere.
Not many Producers or DJ's in Atlanta own the "Trap" Hip-Hop sound that permeates the streets of the city like Cobra Corps Ira G. Whether its a swank pool party or a dank dance floor, Ira is making a name for himself around town as a go to guy in the genre. He has displayed a variety of original electronica beats sounds throughout his career as a producer while currently honing in on his own brand of music he calls "Ultra-Trap." As the brains and beats behind one of the city's top local Indie acts, Bosco, Ira has been producing on a prolific level over the past three years since he started to make music for himself. Look for Ira-G to bring banger after banger to your ears in 2012 as his career continues to blast off.
Luis grew up in Los Angeles in the 1990s amidst a happening underground music scene where his passion for house music was ignited. He started playing records in 1994 and defined his style as ambient house. His sets infused funky beats with ambient breakdowns and dreamy soundscapes.
By 1997, after moving to Atlanta, he landed his first club gig opening for Jimmy Van M at Club Kaya. His style was recognized by local promoters and he began securing gigs and playing various events, opening for numerous international headliners like Anthony Pappa and Steve Lawler, among others.
In 2004 Luis elevated his popularity as well as his fan base by securing a weekly residency at Mint @ the Mark Ultralounge and working with talent such as Pete Bones and Steve Porter.
Fast forward to 2007 by then Luis had created a reputation for well crafted sets and music that was enigmatic and expressive with a strong groove for the dancefloors.
In recent years Luis joined the ranks of resident DJ for Liquified and has openend for world-class talent: Steve Lawler, Joris Voorn, Kazell, and his personal favorite: Sasha.
You will find Luis hosting his own parties at top clubs like the SoundTable and one-off parties throughout the city. He is also busy working in his personal studio preparing unique and expressive music for his upcoming label: Earthbeat Music.
Chris Mierzwa, aka Merzy Me is an Atlanta native who has a unique and innovative style of performing based on old school MPC style performance sampling. He creates on the spot mash ups, remixes and innovated original sounds during every set he performs. He is more than a DJ, he is an artist that knows how to give the crowd what they LOVE, and that is an ever evolving environment of sounds. Mr. Merz started out as a turntablest then quickly adapted his own production style and created his own way to perform. Rocking local parties for years now Merzy Me is consistently crafting new sets to rock dance floors and shake house parties across the ATL.
MK ULTRA is the stage name of one Leah Culver. Who also happens to be a stunning model with Click Models. She is a fast up and comer in the Atlanta Bass Music scene and her Dubstep/Electro sets are always met with accolades from industry, critics, and dancefloor fans alike. But this isnt just your normal "I just want to be a DJ" artist. Leah is also a well versed guitarist, singer, and an excellent drummer, and has been in love with music her whole life. He musicality shows through in each in every one of her sets with uncanny track selection, and flawless mixing. MK ULTRA has already shared the stages with such luminaries as Alvin Risk, Document One, Seven Lions, Krewella, and Rednek, and that is just the beginning for this sure to be star in the making!
Owner/Co-Founder of Outside Recordings LLC, Kris oversees and releases music by an international collective of Mega Talented Artists, Producers and DJs Like ADJ, Mindelixir, 214, Scanone, Roel Funcken and Tropa.
A respected DJ and Producer in his own right, Kris draws influences From heavy doses of Miami Bass, Electro, Detroit Techno, Dub Reggae and Dirty South Hip Hop. Kris has performed with Huge Electronic acts like Moby, The Crystal Method, Rabbit In The Moon and Shpongle as well as curating cutting edge events with the Outside Collective like Tipper, Lusine, RD, Phoenecia, Otto Von Schirach and Richard Divine.
Kris is a regular at Mindelixir Presents Bass Church and Trinumeral events in North Carolina and Outside’s Departure Lounge in Los Angeles.
You can also tune in to Plaza Midwood Community Radio on Friday Afternoons from 4-6 PM EST to hear Kris Host Mr. Atomic’s Boom Box. Two hours of Beats, Bass and Blips streamed live straight to your earholes.
Not Much Personal Info is Known about Ninja Flash. Emerging from the Underground scene In Atlanta.. Dj Ninja Flash is known for his Unique Mash-ups, his energetic Drum and Bass and His ability to Play Dubstep that Challenges and Engages the mind.. Ninja Flash has been working hard to bring people New and Original stuff to enjoy.. A Dj Ninja Flash show is not just music.. its a musical experience..
Panther God is an electronic music producer and label founder, hailing from Miami, Fl. He spent his formative years watching MTV, in a small suburban town where he’d stay up late to calibrate his FM radio antenna, hoping to catch snippets of the Miami Bass stations transmitting Luke and Gucci Crew. Between the fuzz of radio static, heavy beats, and braggadocio rhymes, PG found his inspiration- his musical space to explore. He has since become an emerging presence in the international electronic music scene, having shared the stage with Prefuse 73, Daedelus, Glitch Mob, Bonobo and many more. His sound is chameleonic, ranging from dark and minimal to synth driven hip hop and pretty much everything in between
Patrick Samuel Morgan is an Atlanta based DJ/producer who is well known for his freshly squeezed tracks and off-the-wall antics on stage. Born on June 9, 1992, this young DJ has been infatuated with EDM for more than half his life; his passion drove him through five years of Allstate Band as well as motivating him to put in countless hours to study the art of musical creation on his own. Patrick produces a wide variety of house music. Some of his greatest influences include talented artists such as Tiesto, Armin Van Burren, Mord Fustang, Hypster, Wolfgang Gartner, Jody Wisternoff, and A-Trak. Patrick's tunes are catchy and addictive, but it is his stage presence that makes him stand out from the swarm of other producers and DJs. When he is up on stage his already charismatic energetic personality seems to intensify, resulting in an intense, unforgettable experience that the crowd will surely remember long after the show.
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. Although recently named "Atlanta's Best DJ" in Creative Loafing (2011 reader's choice), Ployd has been on the grind playing Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Trap and many other sub-genres of electronic music in clubs since 2006. He has shared the stage with a slew of the top names in electronica from Borgore, Rusko, Excision, to Big Gigantic and Zoogma, and many more. Without a doubt he plays a large influential part in the Southeastern scene, helping to start Atlanta's first two Dubstep collectives: Atlanta Dubstep and Wobble House. Currently repping Trillitary and Sine Language Imprint, Ployd bounces from city to city in the southeast heating up dancefloors with his versatile and intense DJ sets. Coming soon to a club, festival, ballroom, bingo hall or barn near you.
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, Koncrete Jungle, Dara, Benga, Starkey, Heroes & Villains, Mayhem, Street Lurkin', Kid Cedek and many more.
When party people and club goers want to get their asses shaking in Atlanta, they need look no further than the DJ/producer collective known as RRRump! While the trio of Mayhem, Drew Van Atten and Justin Bright is rooted in slightly different dance music backgrounds, RRRump!'s common groove is the desire to get dance floors moving with nu disco jams and electro bangers.
RRRump! has become a mainstay on the Atlanta scene as part of the monthly Fuck Yesss indie electro dance parties at the Drunken Unicorn, where a young, vibrant crowd lines up for waits of longer than an hour to get inside and hear the resident trio alongside Le Castle Vania and monthly guests. Fuck Yesss was recently named the Best Club Event in Atlanta by Creative Loafing critics and readers alike, thanks in large part to RRRump!'s beat-driven contributions.
SKRAUSE has become an ineludible name not only in his hometown, but also now on a worldwide stage. Known for consistently smooth deliveries of heavy hitters, always served with salacious sides of melodic and minimal sounds, SKRAUSE proves time and again he can serve jam-packed crowds exactly what they’re craving. Originally from Texas, SKRAUSE grew up fascinated by the bubbling music scenes emerging near and far. From Southern rap to New York hip-hop beat makers to the present UK Bass scene, all providing a solid foundation for the path set before him.
Spankalicious is BOUNCE! Kevin Moore (aka: Spankalicious) recently moved his home base from St. Louis, Missouri to Cincinnati, Ohio where he is holding down a new residency while gearing up for a very fun filled 2012!
In 2011 Spank played 100+ shows, traveling over 90,000 miles, meeting AMAZING people while attempting to spread a message of higher awareness among the people. From sunrise sets in the French Quarter of New Orleans to the 4:20 set at Wakarusa 2011, and many many places in between Spanky has constantly been rocking parties at every stop. Playing alongside every major cutting edge act in livetronica, dubstep, and edm as well as many major festival appearances including Wakarusa, SummerCamp, Sonic Bloom, Bassnectar's First Bass Center, Camp Euforia, and is already slated to take the stage at this year's SummerCamp Music Festival!
An extensive background in rudimental percussion/drumming have allowed Spank to read rhythms inside and out. With musical influences ranging from the Grateful Dead and Phish to U.G.K. and Three Six Mafia, Spanky has found his niche in his world of Glitchy Hippie Psychedelic Bounce.
SUGAR KAYNE embodies the exotic bohemian, subverting the main stream while she emerges as a cutting edge, innovator in Dance Music. Whether she is performing as a one woman show or with a full band you will not be able to stay in your seat…you will defiantly be on your feet…"DANCING!"… "Tune" in…and check her out!
SyL-o comes to us from another Planet... but now is currently Burning the Streets of Atlanta, Ga... From somewhere In this Universe, Syl-o has come to us Bringing HEAVY Hitting mash-ups, Mind melting mixes, and Energy that can Set a Place on Fire!...
His Influences come from the Energy and Soul of all types of Music, Film, and Production... His Love of Performance can be seen on stage and off With his Fun, Bouncy, and Crazy personality... Syl-o is something you need to see to believe.
Jakob Dimes, aka TEN.SENSE, is a twenty two year old electronic music producer and DJ working with Ableton Live in both his studio and live performances. Rapidly becoming a household name in the Atlanta EDM scene, TEN.SENSE is gaining attention with his high energy performances featuring edgy, creative, and artistically intuitive remixes of popular house, dubstep, and hip-hop tracks.
Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Jakob (TEN.SENSE) grew up in the midst of the southern hip hop explosion. The induction of companies like So So Def, Grand Hustle, So Icey Ent (later 1017 Brick Squad), and DARP Studios, exposed Jakob Dimes to a developing genre based in samples, loops and hooks; as hip-hop developed so did Jakob's musical ear, resulting in a deep love and understanding of the genre and its importance to modern music. Several years of guitar lessons allowed Jakob to begin experimenting, casually playing along with his favorite rap songs, remixing them without even realizing it at the time.
Known for his energetic bass heavy live sets, THUMP has made a habit of moving crowds and leaving them with a sense of absolute vertigo.THUMP practices what he preaches, classic flawless mixing of wobble loaded beats. Jumping from style to style with virtual ease THUMP puts his vast experience behind the decks to work at each and every turn. While hard at work on his debut EP he has found some time to play some major events including MoogFest, Camp Bisco and Gnarnia The Festival. A resident DJ for the vastly popular Bass Church monthly THUMP has also played alongside artists like Datsik, Salva, Dieselboy, Mindelixir, Borgore and many others.
Up Until Now
Jay Murphy of Up Until Now has so far lived his life completely centered and orbiting around music. He comes from a collective past involved in bands with genres of reggae, world beat, rock, hip hop, funk, electro-pop,and even heavy metal. With this project, he distills the pure essence in music that has always driven him, and channels it into electronic dance music with the sole purpose of making bodies move. When you get talent of this type with huge broad experience, and focus it into one vision, you best believe that it burns like a laser. Now, add human drumming machine Kyle Holly from jamtronica band Noise[Org], and you have a serious live electronic force to be reckoned with.
Since playing his first show in early 2010, Up Until Now has performed across the country from Portland, OR to Jacksonville, FL, from New York City to Austin, TX. He has been blessed to share the stage with such acts as Snoop Dogg, STS9, Big Gigantic, The New Deal, Bonobo, Two Fresh, and Emancipator just to name a few. In the summer of 2011 he was featured at some of the top music festivals in the country such as Camp Bisco X, Regeneration Music and Arts Festival, and Blackwater Music Festival. With the momentum Up Until Now has built in 2011, 2012 is sure to be a huge year. Keep an eye out for UUN coming to your town real soon.
V3RSATILE, local dj and producer from Atlanta, spinning all things good that are electronic. Creator and mixer of the weekly radio show Atmospheric Beats, featuring the hottest tracks from around the world spinning over 6 different genres of electronic dance music. View Atmospheric Beats radio show on Mixcloud (complete) or soundcloud (limited).