* FRIDAY JULY 8 2011 *
HxdB * Vancouver BC * Tectonic/Brownswood/Surefire
ILL COSBY * Seattle * Car Crash Set
LINCOLNUP * PDX * Bubblin
The Crown Room
205 NW 4th
Free before 1100 $3 After
For our 15th edition of Bubblin we’re keepin it strictly Cascadian with the inestimable and incandescent talents of HxdB and Ill Cosby – regional badmans in full effect!!!
Re: HxdB http://hxdb.org/ http://soundcloud.com/hexadecibel
hex•a•dec•i•bel //ˌhɛksəˈdɛsəbəl // [hek-suh-des-uh-bel]
Exclusive HxdB Bubblin July Mix
Kid Smpl – Dizzee Riddim
Sclist – Stepping Stones
Hodge – No Playing
XI – Into Jupiter
HxdB & Self Evident – Tropezoid // Forthcoming Freshmore
Manikan – Indigo // Party Guy
Rossi B & Luca – Turbo Island // Senseless
Cosmic Revenge – Tides
HxdB – 2 Cap // Forthcoming Car Crash Set
Cardopusher – Then What // Frijsfo Beats
Nouveau Palais – Drama (Pirhana Pirhana Rethink)
Sleepyhead – Hi Fi_ve
Bad Autopsy – Nice and Slow
Resketch – I Don’t Care // Well Rounded
Sleepyhead ft. Ghostek- LA Kicks
LOL Boys – Jealousy // Palms Out
Plaebac – Ruckus
Resketch – Numf
Magnum – Juracan (Randomer RMX) // Nightshifters
HxdB ft. Cairo – Once Bytten // Forthcoming Party Guy
HxdB aka hexadecibel is a 33 year old bass music producer & DJ. In just a few fruitful years, he has ascended the ranks of Canada’s “must-hear” electronic acts and left an indelible mark on his hometown of Vancouver’s music scene, rapidly gaining the respect of some of the top taste-making DJs around the world.
2011 marks a banner year for this noise-maker, with releases slated on some of the scene’s most respected record labels, including Pinch’s Tectonic, Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood, Surefire Sound, Palms Out, Inhale, 10PIN, Frijsfo, Car Crash Set, Gradient, Aufect, Party Guy, Crude and several others. In addition to his many other previous digital releases and 3 previous 12″ releases on Surefire, Formant and Mindset, his discography seems to grow by the day, as does the international demand for his unique dance floor sound. His music has garnered DJ support from Gilles Peterson, Ben UFO, Bok Bok, Kastle, Dark Sky, Pinch, DJG, Appleblim, XI, Incyde, Salva, Distal, Submerse, Dev79, Crissy Murderbot, Sepalcure, Arkist and many, many others. HxdB’s music has also received favourable press and reviews from respected websites and publications such as XLR8R, Resident Advisor, Knowledge Magazine, DJ Mag, Little White Earbuds, Phuture Labs, Fundamental Garage, Boomkat & Juno.
Hexadecibel’s music is soulful and evocative, always sounding very lush and well-sculpted, woven with pulsating bass waves, hi-tek sounding synths, percolating effects, with a healthy sprinkling of ear candy. Using this unique soundscape as the framework, he skillfully fuses elements of house, garage, UK funky, dubstep, techno & jungle with interesting, syncopated, often times, tribal rhythms and creative arrangements. His sound typically has a dance floor sensibility, but without losing it’s meaningful qualities and falling into cliches. He deftly balances musical and electronic elements, creating rich sounding audio palettes with club-shaking bass lines.
2010 and 2011 have seen this man prove his mettle by remixing and collaborating with an exhaustive list of producers including Distal, Swarms, Resketch, Self Evident, Cairo, Cedaa, Subcorr, Ill-Esha, Vincent Parker, Longwalkshortdock, Taal Mala, Nouveau Palais, Perfect Cell, Style Disciples, Blind Prophet, Sephirot & Wachs Lyrical With the success of these, along with his dozens of other remixes and collaborations there is no question that his skills as a remixer are in hot demand. Also, together with Self Evident has recently won an illustrious remix contest for Red Bull Music Academy and Exclaim! magazine, that will net them a 12” release on Surefire Sound and $1000 in music gear.
The future for this bass architect seems to be very bright and busy, with several feature Podcasts under his belt for Fundamental Garage, Seclusiasis, Hush House, J’aime Le Dubstep, Electronic Explorations, Sonic Router, Sicknote & Kryptic Elements, not to mention his own monthly podcast “Hexadecibel Loves”, plus an increasingly in-demand DJ schedule, which includes 2 monthly events locally in Vancouver, along with serial collaborator Self Evident. He co-operates Gradient Audio along side label boss, B1t Crunch3r and has just finished compiling and curating a 19 track LP showcasing many of the leading lights in the emerging “Future Bass” scene. This is one person who has his finger placed firmly on the ever-beating pulse of electronic music and certainly one to keep your eyes open for.
Re: Ill Cosby http://carcrashset.com/
Ill Cosby is a Seattle-based DJ/producer and the head of the Car Crash Set record label. Since 2009, Car Crash Set has been releasing a steady stream of cutting edge bass music from both local artists and artists from around the globe. Car Crash Set has released music by Distal, C.R.S.T, Gremino, Cedaa, 214, Cardopusher, and others and has released remixes from the likes of Girl Unit, Dubbel Dutch, Jam City, Kastle, VVV, Om Unit, and more. In 2011, Car Crash Set released “No Northwest”, a compilation highlighting producers based in the Pacific Northwest. As a DJ and host of a radio show on England’s Sub.FM, Cosby brings a broad spectrum of electronic music to the function, touching on elements of dubstep, UK garage, electro, house, and beyond. Cosby is a veteran DJ who has played alongside acts such as Pearson Sound, Rusko, Ikonika, Addison Groove, Drop The Lime, Nguzunguzu, and many others.