THE ALL BLACK EVENT
Black attire encouraged, but not mandatory.
Squared presents a celebration of a decade in dance...
REFERENCE (BRIAN KAGE + LUKE HESS)
DETROIT, MI (BERETTA MUSIC)
Detroit Techno was formed as an escape from the mainstream. Similarly, The Detroit duo known as Reference focuses on the soul of electronic music, not the hype.
Reference consists of the Detroit-based artists Luke Hess & Brian Kage. The group was created for the expression of underground music and dance culture. Luke Hess is a name synonymous with the ‘dub techno’ sound but his roots go deeper than that. His continued hard work as a musician and his talent as a DJ has allowed him to release music on some of the most respected labels, and play some of the most prestigious clubs in the world. Brian Kage is the founder of the record label, Beretta music. Along with a countless number of successful releases, Brian’s experience as a producer, DJ, and label head has helped catapult the careers of some of today’s brightest and best artists in the dance music community.
Like any pure artistic or avant-garde entity, they have no concern for following trends. Hess & Kage have come together to create music in it’s truest form; Experimentation, soul, sweat, live instrumentation, and organic sounds all welded together to form deep and timeless music. The main concern of Reference is to stand diligently behind the foundation of underground culture and against the commercialism that longs to destroy the freedom of our senses.
DETROIT, MI (BERETTA MUSIC)
Seth Yender may have taken his time getting here, but that, in a world of increasingly disposable music and instant djs, is a good thing.
Growing up around Detroit, cutting his teeth on the legendary dj heroes such as Richie Hawtin, Moodyman, Carl Craig, and Stacey Pullen and clubs such as Motor, he watched, listened and honed his craft. Now, after studying musical theory, production and a host of genres, he’s ready to unleash his [/b]own sound, which can best be described as organic, eclectic, obviously inspired by the history of Detroit and, most importantly, made for the long haul.
“I feel that it’s important to stick to what you believe in. It’s not about what the next trendy sound is or the style is out there. When I DJ, I play records that I feel will be played again in 10 years, and I bring that same attitude to the studio. I’m not into making music just for this month’s Beatport Charts. Instead, I want to make music that feels classic, and is classic.”
With his forthcoming debut EP on Beretta Grey, Yender excavates the deepest parts of his soul to craft two huge melodic late night jams that will definitely continue to be played for decades to come. Seth Yender is surely a name bound to be talked about and looked to for quality techno from this point going foreword. Consider yourself warned to keep ears peeled for the onslaught of his already impressive cache of soulful Nu-Detroit sounds that labels on both sides of the pond will be fumbling over to release in the coming year.
AARON AUSTEN + JASON ALLEN vs ILL ATMOSPHERICS (LIVE)
COLUMBUS, OH (RUN614, SQUARED)
614 Magazine's Best Local DJ Winner 2011. Aaron Austen has played along side some of the biggest names in the business. With his flawless mixing and genre blending sets, has set dance floors across the U.S. ablaze.
MILWAUKEE, WI (SQUARED)
As most DJ’s, Jason has evolved over the years and has refined his skills, as well as his style behind the decks. No two sets are ever the same for this guy, as he plays not only to the room, but what he loves and wants to share with others on each particular night. A master of setting the mood, he has made his rounds through the midwest playing along some of the best in Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit and now in his new home of Milwaukee.
COLUMBUS, OH (SQUARED)
Ill Atmospherics is a 100% LIVE electronic dance music project, that has accomplished the difficult task of unifying live instrumentation and electronics to create remixes, mash-ups, and original music. Using cutting edge technology to create original and melodic dance music in the moment, with the undeniable power of live drums.
ALBERTO of COSMICTRAVELER
COLUMBUS, OH (COSMICTRAVELER, LEFTCHANNEL)
The traveler Himself. An import from Italy, now resident of Columbus.
A true devotee of this unique style, he's been more and more prominent in
the east coast scene. His flavor is a thick, driving, powerful mind-bending,
psychedelic dance beat.
JR GUALTIERI - VISUAL PROJECTIONS
COLUMBUS, OH (QUASI_CRYSTAL)
JR began his relationship with music at an early age; flailing away haphazardly on his father's basement drum set. Eventually he was pulled in to the electronic music scene by way of Columbus' legendary ele_mental collective and Pi Productions, through DJing and dreaming of ways this new form could change the ways music and culture interact. During an extended west coast walkabout, he was exposed to the synesthetic visual music of luminaries such as Oskar Fischinger and Mary Ellen Bute and shifted gears into creating visual sound, seeking to pull together the senses into a common experience. JR currently holds residency at My Best Friend's Party's LeBoom monthly as well as work with other local bands, DJs and dance groups: bringing sight to sound.
COLUMBUS, OH (MUSICALITY)
DJ Dedikate loves anything funky or soulful. This b-boy turned DJ is the proud host of the successful Musicality series which features mutli-genre sets from some of the best DJs and producers in the business.
$10 ADVANCE TICKETS (available soon)
400 W. Rich St.
Columbus, OH 43215