Monday, Jan 16th 2006, 11:00 AM #1 Burner Brothers, LT Smash, DJ Still @ Direct Drive 1/21
DIRECT DRIVE Presents Tough DnB:
Saturday, January 21th:
BURNER BROTHERS (Direct Drive)
The NYC metro area DJ/Production trio of DJ Wally aka Pish Posh (Queens), DJ Seen (New Jersey), and Chris Thomas (Brooklyn) has successfully collaborated on drum'n'bass tunes since 1998. Pish Posh was a front-runner amongst American producers of both jungle (Up Jumps the Boogie, Indoor Storm LPs & various 12's on Rawkuts), and downtempo/trip-hop styles (Genetic Flaw, Stoned Ranger Rydes Again LPs on Liquid Sky, releases on Ubiquity), while DJ Seen and Chris Thomas made their name DJing at NYC's finest drum’n’bass nights and raves. Mutual respect led to smoked-out studio sessions, knowledge exchange, and numerous releases as the Burner Brothers.
Wally and Seen's A&R/Managing roles at Rawkuts (the defunct drum'n'bass imprint of Rawkus), and years of dedication keeps them stocked with kindred producers' newest sounds to rock alongside a deep arsenal of their Burner Brothers and solo joints. In addition to touring, residency at NYC's standout Direct Drive parties exemplifies their heavyweight ability as crowd-pleasing DJs. Bringing that inspired feeling back to the studio, the Burner Brother approach is simple: "It starts with the drums... pack a bowl, add bass and atmosphere!" Keeping their breaks intricate and running, energy pulses through distinct soundscapes with the dance floor in mind. From twisted scorchers to sexy rollers -- Pish Posh, Chris Thomas, and DJ Seen each bring their unique taste and production skills to a tune before "It's a wrap!" as a Burner Brother production. Look for their releases on Magic Vinyl, SteppaSoundz, and more in the months to follow.
LT SMASH (Jungala | Future Flavaz | CA/FL)
Hailing from Sacramento, California. A super slick DJ pushing forward the beats that drive all DnB enthusiasts. Already gaining a rapid reputation , having opened for heavyweight acts such as AK1200, Concord Dawn, Andy C and Goldie . Keep a lookout for this rising DJ. Because of his numerous musical influences, his versatility is apparent in his selections. You can usually catch the lieutenant smackin up dancefloors nationwide, or drillin' the beats on Future Flavaz every Tuesday. Keep a look out for this selector in your area!
DJ STILL (Direct Drive)
DAVE SHICHMAN (EED | Direct Drive)
Formerly known as Dj Sheik-mon, this Long Island native has been a resident Dj at NYC’s legendary Saturday night Drum and Bass weekly Direct Drive, for the last 2 years. Dave is known to lightup the dancefloor with his signature melodic DnB sets progressing in tempo and intensity. He is also known for his energetic performance behind the tables. His attention to detail and his smooth mixing has gained him respect from Djs and producers alike, who keep his sets full of exclusive tracks. Dave Shichman began Djing in 1997 and soon released hip-hop tapes for Baby Paul and On the Real entertainment, a subdivision of ARISTA Records, before turning to his true passion, DnB. Dave has preformed live in NY, NJ, CT, and PA while having the honor of playing alongside major names in DnB including London Elektricity, High Contrast, SUV, Bad Company UK, Adam F, Dj Zinc, DJ Dara, Dj DB, Stakka, Dj Lee, J-Smooth, Reid Speed, Odi, Aquasky, and regularly with Direct Drive residents Mathematics, Burner Brothers, Force and Dj Seoul. In late 2004 Dave co-founded the net-label 'Expanding Electronic Diversity' (EED - ElectronicDiversity.com), an international collaborative website devoted to independent electronic musicians.
JAGGI (Direct Drive)
Originally from New Delhi, DJ Jaggi has established himself as an important member of the Direct Drive Drum n' Bass collective in NYC. DJ Jaggi discovered his passion for spinning records while living in Italy. His appreciation for all genres of music led to him to co-found a weekly party catering to Psychedelic Trance, Progressive House, Big Beat, and Hip Hop every Thursday night at the renowned Full Up club in Florence. It was there Jaggi began fine-tuning his skills on the turntables, and harvesting a unique blend of Indian and Eastern-influenced Dub, Drum Funk and Tech-Step. Currently, Jaggi plays regularly alongside Direct Drive residents Burner Brothers and DJ Seoul, while opening for some of the scene's finest producers including Stakka, A-Sides, Outrage and Raw Q.
Direct Drive is a Jungle Drum & Bass party that is held in the Lower East Side and has been a staple in the NYC dance scene 7 years. Hosted each Saturday by DJ Seoul, this weekly event showcases the finest talent from all points around the globe. Downstairs features Rock, Hip Hop, Disco and everything under the sun.
Venue: ROTHKO - 116 Suffolk Street (Lower East Side)
116 Suffolk St btwn Delancey + Rivington
subways: F J M M Z to Delancey
Doors open 10pm to 4am
$3 drafts until midnight
21+ bring ID / $10 with rsvp or flyer, $12 without
Purchase Tickets in Advance: www.directdrive.net
SAT 28th -JUNGLE WARFARE II
DJ SS, PHOTEK, MARCUSE INTALEX
DJ SEOUL, MATHEMATICS, DJ FORCE
MC POSI-D, ZEZO ONE, JUAKALI
AVALON - 6th Ave (20th & 21st Street) NYC
18+ ID a Must, $25 with RSVP - GO TO OUR SITE TO RSVP WEEK OF EVENT!
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