Friday [1.08] – Ghastly + Slumberjack + Tasty Treat @ Avalon
1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028 [10pm-6am, 21+]
Ghastly – After entering the music scene and practicing his talents with touring metal bands such as The Irish Front, David Lee Crow finally found his calling with dance music, and it inspired him to pack up and head to Venice Beach, California to live out of his van and pursue a new career in bass-heavy music. It didn’t take long for him to find his place in the scene, as Ghastly quickly claimed himself a position as Bassrush Resident DJ at Exchange LA, and has also secured a number of releases on chart-topping labels such as OWSLA, Buygore, and Dim Mak to name a few. Ghastly’s approachable yet hard-hitting style ushers a forward-thinking dynamic that is not often seen in today’s saturated scene, and his solo productions and collaborations present an unequivocal level of determination and finesse that fuses multiple styles together. Uniquely creating hybrid blends of house, trap, and dubstep into a pot-pourri of bass, the young producer definitively pushes the boundaries of the entire EDM scene today, and a handful of the industry’s finest have recognized his potential including Skrillex, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Tchami, DJ Snake, Datsik, Borgore, Zomboy, and Zeds Dead. With slew of mentally-stimulating originals and physically-altering collaborations under his belt, such as his original “Miami Connection” with Jauz and single “Crank It” with Mija & Lil Jon, it’s safe to say that Ghastly is on a mission to redefine dance music for all.
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Slumberjack – Bass-heavy and bombastic, frenetic yet lush, the music of Slumberjack is born from its Perth-based creators’ passion for contrast. Made up of DJ/producers Morgan Then (a 23-year-old Borneo-bred classically trained pianist and former world-music artist) and Fletcher Ehlers (a 21-year-old Australia native who taught himself to make electronic music at age 11), the duo dig into their disparate backgrounds to push into thrillingly original sonic territory. On their debut EP Slumberjack (Onelove), that dynamic reveals itself in lead single “Body Cry” a melody-driven EDM-meets-R&B fusion included in the weekly “Skrillex Selects” SoundCloud playlist series last year, and its follow-up “Horus” a heavy-hitting and hypnotic Eastern-flavored track that climbed to #1 on Hype Machine. With the EP hitting #2 on the iTunes electronic chart soon after its November 2014 release, Slumberjack are emerging as one of the most exciting and daringly creative acts within Australia’s electronic music scene.
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Tasty Treat – John Smith and Devin Hardy make up the Cali-based duo that is TastyTreat. Their music is a lush palette of sound accompanied by bass-infused drums, bouncy basslines and sexy synthesizers that’ll captivate you like nothing else. TastyTreat have become notorious for the kind of music that will make you swoon for days on end. Not only will their music make you want to cuddle the living hell out of the biggest and fluffiest teddy bear around, but possibly even rip your clothes off and do the damn thing if you know what we’re sayin’. Their music has been featured on BBC Radio 1 and Rinse FM and the official playlist of Mad Decent Block Party. The duo has turned the heads of like minded artist such as Thugli, Ryan Hemsworth, Grandtheft, JFK of MSTRKRFT, and even received the approval of Diplo. The two have prepped plenty of treats for the future, so be sure to keep them on your radar.
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