Friday [6.3] – Paz, T-Mass, Fox Stevenson @ Avalon
1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028 [10pm-6am, 19+]
Paz – No Bio Available
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T-Mass – T-Mass is a rising EDM producer and DJ in the SF Bay Area. He is known for making dubstep that blends melody with hard-hitting bass, releasing free tracks online, and talking to his fans at every opportunity. T-Mass has performed at esteemed Bay Area venues such as Monarch, The New Parish, DNA Lounge, Sloane, and Temple in front of thousands. He has performed at events hosted by major promotion companies, including Insomniac Event’s Beyond Wonderland. His songs have been featured by UKF Dubstep, mrsuicidesheep, HypeMachine, Dubstep.net, and many more. His long-awaited Modulus EP was recently released by Seeking Blue.
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Fox Stevenson – Unhindered by the constraints of a particular genre, Fox Stevenson (formerly “Stan SB”) pushes against imposed limitations. Growing up in an artistic environment, with a musician, writer, and theater director for a father, Fox didn’t need much prodding to explore art from the inside-out. Laying down his tracks from scratch, he will also write and perform his own vocals. As a live musician, he is unafraid to pick up the guitar, drums, bass, or mix a live DJ set on stage. The casual listener is immediately struck by the emotional pith and complex narrative structures of his songs. Most dance song lyrics are throwaway, but Fox’s tracks are genuine, space-creating oddities of a new generation. They are indebted to the old singer-songwriters of the past, while also challenging traditional expectations for beat-based, electronic music. In a world that often prefers we choose ‘one or the other’, Fox is one of the few willing to balance and create a free-flowing tri-force of dance, pop, and rock in his music. A rare master of the live and digital, he is always experimenting and improving on his own structural artifices. “There is no best way,” he says, “that I would prefer to learn. When someone tries to tell me the ‘best’ way of compressing a snare, I prefer to learn it myself, because otherwise I would never try and go outside of that.” Keeping true to this spirit—to his own standards—he has been performing under the alias Fox Stevenson, reflecting his maturing growth as an artist, and culminating in the release of his first EP, Endless, with Firepower Records.
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