6Blocc, El Papa Chango, Shiny Things [Soundpieces] at Bluebird
Soundpieces and Great Depressurization presents a 1st class bass fueled night featuring the legendary dubstep and drum&bass pioneer 6Blocc aka R.A.W., Argentinian El Papachango, founding member of the historic Burning Man crew — El Circo, and the Canadian persuasion Shiny Things from Vancouver, CA at The Bluebird on TUESDAY Sept. 3rd in Reno, NV!
Plus special guests
DANNI G – Venezuela / Los Angeles
BEAT KITTY – NYC . Home Bass / Vitamin B / Party Liberation Front
BE1NG – SF / Soundpieces
CANNABA55 – Mendo / The Program / Soundpieces
Limited $5 tickets available through Aug 10th, 2019.
$10 / $15 / $20 | 10pm-5am | 21+
MORE INFO: thegreatdepressurization.com
█ 6BLOCC aka R.A.W.
6Blocc got his start way back in the late 80’s mixing hip hop
and electro in his home town of Los Angeles and playing on the legendary KDAY radio station. During this time, he was constantly in dj battles all over Los Angeles and working as a stage dj for rappers like the legendary Kurtis Blow and Mix Master Spade. This time in the early hip hop scene gave him the skills he’s now known for throughout the world.
By 1992, he began to buy electronic import records (techno / jungle) and play under the name R.A.W. (rules all warehouses) and every weekend he was booked dropping jungle and hardcore which took L.A. by storm. He then went on to share the stage with every big name from different fields of electronic music, even opening for David Byrne and band Soul Coughing at
The Mayan in Los Angeles. From 1997 to 2005 R.A.W. managed to drop over 100 vinyl releases on labels such as Warner Bros., N20, Mictlan, Sound Sphere, Thermal, Amen Factory and Dj Sappo’s Babylon label. Reppin’ the harder side of jungle music he went on to do 4 tours of Europe, 3 tours in Canada, 6 tours in Mexico and even a tour in Japan!
In 2006, R.A.W. morphed into 6Blocc and the music went from 175 to 140 beats per minute but the bass stayed thick and heavy. Since then, 6Blocc has dropped over 14 vinyl releases and dozens of digital bangers on labels like RCA, Ultra, Lo Dubs, Phantom Hertz, Moonshine, Terminal Dusk, Sub Depth and his own remix label called 6Dub. Since then he has gained thousands of fans around the world and has touched down in Japan, Australia, Canada, Russia, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Ukraine, Lithuania, Austria, Israel, Mexico, Venezuela and every major city in the USA.
6Blocc is also busy around the clock knocking out sample packs for Loopmasters.com which have received acclaim from Keith Shocklee, Tom Middleton and used by Teddy Riley! His latest pack, Trap vs Juke is Still in the top 5 in sales and his next release Robotix (vocoder fx and tools) Is sure to be a hot release.
When 6Blocc isn’t wrecking the turntables on stage he’s in the studio cranking out the baddest dubstep productions and remixes for artists like DJ Muggs, Bassnectar, Diplo, Matty G, Bizzy B, Vibration Lab, Titan Sound, The Bassist, Dub FX, Don Goliath, Roommate and reggae artists Ranking Joe, Alika, Asher D, Daddy Freddy, Steppa Style, Gappy Ranks, Lutan Fyah, Chuck Fender, Jigsy King, I Razor, Jr Cat and Lexxus.
█ El Papachango from Argentina moved to the states as a young adult and brought with him a love of music from South America that he blended with West Coast underground beats to create a groove that is unique and infectious to dance floors everywhere. Sexy, soulful and funky sounds come out of him even when he’s fast asleep.
El Papachango is also one of the core creators of the legendary El Circo, one of San Francisco’s most prominent avant-garde performance groups that has been delivering music with a grip of very talented artists on massive systems across the planet, like Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Freq Masty, Dj Laura, Antennae and many others. His latin fusion and hip hop influence leaves audiences stunned – with a sense of the mystical rooted in a very tangible dance floor experience.
█ SHINY THINGS come from dirty places: rolling in rave dust since childhood, the colorful vibes awoken during prepubescent trips in the desert have transmuted into some of the future sounds of today. From the interior groves of the west coast, this one’s a contributor; when not on stage you’ll find him on the floor, with glistening wits and moves for days. Selections all with good taste, these hyphy but paced, futuristic but deeply rooted psychedelic sounds are delightfully hype at any hour.
█ Amanda Bo, aka Beat Kitty, is cutting up the bass world with her own brand of dancefloor dirt – seamlessly transitioning from upbeat and fun to freaky and filthy in the blink of an eye.
Catch her sets for that perfect blend of bass and badassery to keep your body moving. This full spectrum selectress has been known to melt brains and literally light fires on the dancefloor. She consistently escapes genre norms, with global and timeless sounds blending perfectly with heavier, grimier bass lines. Her nightly array of Halftime, global bass, trap, and dnb will leave you breathless and wanting more.
As a classically-trained singer and flautist who’s who was rooted in metal, her varied influences are used liberally in curating innovative and exciting soundscapes. You can expect to see many more productions and straight-up fire as she continues to experiment with international influences and bass-driven tones.
This event was made possible by SOUNDPIECES & THE GREAT DEPRESSURIZATION
SOUNDPIECES — For over 13 years, Soundpieces has been a consistent staple of diverse and forward thinking electronic music in San Francisco and across the globe. Responsible for countless Bay Area debuts such as Skepta, Mount Kimbie, Hudson Mohawke, and Nicola Cruz, Soundpieces has become a powerful ambassador of international music in California. But our work doesn’t stop in the Bay Area, we have helped book festivals such as Symbiosis Gathering, and produced one-offs in New York, Detroit, SXSW Austin, Outlook Croatia, throughout Asia, and beyond. Valuing quality over any specific genre or style, Soundpieces continues to be the quality plug for fresh, exciting musical styles showcased in the most sophisticated and underground atmospheres. With our rotating roster of new talent and heavyweight artists, along with the longest running bass music weekly in San Francisco, we have built a legacy as one of the West Coast’s greatest resources to experience underground electronic music.