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Shades debut album «In Praise of Darkness» this summer! We will be showcasing their sound with this massive lineup and Funktion 1 Sound for a special evening.
Thursday, July 12th
Rose Entertainment Presents
In Praise of Darkness Debut Album Tour
Alix Perez (Belgium/UK) and Eprom (USA) are SHADES.
Alix Perez (Belgium/UK) and Eprom (USA) are SHADES. As pioneers of the half-time bass music sound, SHADES has grown to become one of the more influential artists in bass-heavy dance music. SHADES have developed into something akin to a cult in the 4 years since their inception.
They have continued support from Amon Tobin, Claude Von Stroke, Noisia amongst others. They have toured the US, Europe and Australasia numerous times, and are quickly becoming a headline act. XLR8R “ ….it is music that's not only a legitimate full-frontal assault in the same vein as tunes from that golden era of gluttonous bass and synths, but that embraces that ethos while giving it a more polished feel”.
2018 will see the release of their debut full — length album, ‘In Praise Of Darkness’, signed to Zeds Dead's highly acclaimed imprint, Deadbeats Records. It is a 12 track saga of varying sounds and tempos, and includes the revered UK MC, Killa P. 2017 saw the release of their 4th EP, ’Night of the Dreadless Angel’, which is a graceful movement in bass music. It is the first release that sees SHADES collaborate with anyone else. As comrades and pioneers in the half -time, it made Ivy Lab the perfect partners.
Their third EP, “Better to Reign In Heaven than to Serve in Hell” (released September 2016) on Alix Perez’ award-winning imprint, 1985 Music, is a testament to their maturity and innate progressive attitude toward music. Their Second EP “Powers of Two’, was an immediate success, and saw them being booked for shows globally. SHADES toured Europe, Australia and New Zealand in 2015 and 2016.
Their debut self-titled EP (released on Alpha Pup) was a truly unique body of work. The 85 bpm onslaught is the perfect tempo for multiple genres of DJ’s. It is the hard bass driven musical anomaly that is so different, yet fits in perfectly in various context
ZEKE BEATS (Perth, Australia)
Chee. (Pretoria, South Africa)
Following several years of lateral experimentation in sound design, South African producer CHEE’s unique hybrid sound erupted into the international domain in 2016 with the release of his Shrodinger EP on Dutch label Underslung and several self-releases. His sonic innovation quickly caught the attention of prime heads in electronica, with tracks featured on leading Youtube portals such as Inspector Dubplate and with Noisia featuring Chee and side project IT HZ tracks on their radio show. With growing hype around his fresh approach and uncompromising bass experimentation with a heavy dancefloor edge, labels started to take a deeper interest.
Doorways opened across labels from a variety of genres, with drum & bass focused TYPE91, CLOSE2DEATH and ALGORITHM releasing his fierce take on the sound, whilst rapidly rising bass labels UPSCALE and RENRAKU delivered his raw trap and futurebeat // halfstep influenced material in its full devastating glory. His assured arc of fresh ideas took a firm step in 2017, with the release of his first full-length album FEAR MONGER on SATURATE RECORDS with 12 tracks of pure Chee sound that unfurled a mutant leviathan of bass and demonstrated utterly the potential of one of the most promising names in low-end heavy electronica.
Taking influences liberally from his surroundings and combining them into a complex pastiche of audio that has its origins in visual inspirations of visceral art and various theories incubated in the dynamic folds of the internet, as well as in the music that he wraps himself in from the likes of Noisia, Moody Good, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Ivy Lab and Tsuruda – creators who are pushing at the very fringes of sonic possibility. Chee’s sound has the potential to develop into a genre in its own right – evading being pigeon-holed and classified due to his unrelenting urge to experiment and explore fresh and ill sounds. With an array of high profile releases lined up for 2017, and international touring commencing – the scene is set for this young and gifted artist to flourish.
Huxley Anne (Los Angeles, CA)
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2. i have pleiadian blood (see constellation the pleiades)
3. IIXXII is my birthday
4. staring at a leaf for 4 hours will never be a waste of time
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|| Venue Features ||
Funktion 1 sound by Flex Logic
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Located at Bossanova Ballroom | 722 E. Burnside Street
21+ W/ ID | Doors at 9PM
Coat check available
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