METRO AND SMARTBAR PRESENT SUBFIX MASSIVE, AN ALL BUILDING EVENT, SEPTEMBER 23
Due to the continuing success of SmartBar’s weekly Thursday night residency, Metro and SmartBar have come together for an all building event – Subfix Massive- on September 23. An event aimed at showcasing the best in local and national dubstep and drum & bass artists, Subfix Massive will be the premier dubstep event in Chicago this Fall. After the tremendous success of the first event this summer, Metro and SmartBar are proud to announce the second Subfix Massive event, featuring live performances and DJs in both clubs, on Thursday, September 23.
Headlining upstairs in Metro is Glasgow, Scotland native and dubstep aficionado Hudson Mohawke. Hudson Mohawke, aka Ross Birchard, started DJing early, and at the age of 15 was the youngest ever UK DMC finalist. He played early gigs with Glasgow University’s Subcity Radio and was signed to Warp Records. His first official release to get major notice was Entitled “Spotted” On the Rush Hour Beat Compilation Beat dimensions Vol 1 which then lead to a release entitled”Free Mo”, a track on the Ubiquity Records various-artists compilation Choices, Vol. 1 (2007); subsequently, he was featured as a remixer on Choices, Vol. 2 (2007). In 2008 his 12″ EP Ooops! on LuckyMe/Wireblock became an underground sensation, particularly once word spread of his recording contract with Warp. In 2009 he contributed a cover of a Jimi Tenor song to the Warp20 (Recreated) compilation. In addition to his solo work, Hudson Mohawke collaborated with Mike Slott as Heralds of Change, releasing a series of 12″ EPs including “Show You” (2006), “Sittin’ on the Side” (2007), “Puzzles” (2007) and “Secrets” (2007) on All City Records. His debut album “Butter” was released in 2009 to critical acclaim. Providing the primary support will be fellow dubstep DJ, Starkey, and rounding out the Metro line-up will be local heavy-hitters Quadratic and Phaded.
In SmartBar, Dieselboy will be playing an extended three-hour drum & bass/dubstep set. Dieselboy (aka Damian Higgins), is an American drum and bass DJ, producer, remixer and founder of the Human Imprint music label, and co-founder of its sublabel SubHuman. He holds the distinction of being the best-selling American drum and bass musician and the first American to be voted into the UK-based Drum & Bass Arena Top 10 DJs poll. He has released dozens of tracks and has played events on six continents. He was also the first d&b artist to chart a single on Billboard’s dance chart with Invid in 2000.Stunna and Grand Marquee will be warming you up before Dieselboy hits the turntables.
Be sure to gets your tickets now for this rare all building event. It will be so bass-heavy that it will take both levels to contain it!
Thursday, September 23: Abstract Science and Fresh-Kid.com Welcome…SUBFIX MASSIVE (All Building Event!)
In Metro…HUDSON MOHAWKE (LIVE) * STARKEY * PHADED * QUADRATIC * VIDEO BY THE CHICAGO ART DEPARTMENT & THE MACHINIST
In Smart Bar…DIESELBOY (EXTENDED D&B/DUBSTEP SET) * STUNNA * GRAND MARQUEE
$13 adv. – $16 day of / 18 & Over (21 & Over to enter Smart Bar) / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Glitch
Metro is one of the country’s most renowned independent concert venues. Established in July 1982, Metro has become a playground for new and developing local artists as well as showcasing the best cutting edge bands from around the globe for twenty-five years. For more information, visit www.metrochicago.com
About Smart Bar
Smart Bar is Chicago’s independent nightclub, celebrating over 25 years of showcasing new and exciting dance music and the most cutting edge DJ’s from around the globe. For more information visit www.smartbarchicago.com