The Catalyst

"RAGE BY THE POUND"

Vital SC presents: Live in the Atrium

"RAGE BY THE POUND"

FUNTCASE, High Rankin, SCHOOLBOY, Nerd Rage

Thu, October 18, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$20

Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

Live in the Atrium

FUNTCASE
FUNTCASE
FuntCase aka James Hazell is a producer and DJ from Bournemouth, UK. He is known for his raw and dirty sound, forging the way with his controversial 'filthy' style of dubstep. "FuntCase produces sensory overload dubstep that wobbles, womps and machine guns through your body, making you dance whether you want to or not." www.brightonsource.co.uk

James first expressed his love of music through jamming with his schoolmates, taking his energetic and aggressive drumming style from death metal as well as being heavily influenced by happy hardcore and jungle, growing up to a background of Helter Skelter and Dreamscape mixtapes.

Along came Music 2000 and James discovered the world of electronic sound, before an introduction to Reason opened up his eyes to a whole new world of music production beyond pre-made loops.

After hearing 'Bandwagon Blues' by Twisted Individual, James fell in love with the drum and bass sound and began to focus his talents on producing. Sharing his tracks with D&B radio stations led to the first recognition of his foot-thumping talents, and a first digital release 'Unleash' on Hammer Records followed in 2007, under the alias DJ Dose. He started working with Sensa and Jayline, with several more releases following, and James began to DJ to promote his own sounds.

In 2009 James began to dabble with producing dubstep, giving his tunes a big energy by incorporating the drum and bass layering technique into his dubstep sound. His first track 'Make Our Day' was quickly signed to 4:20 Records. And so began the raw sound that is 'FuntCase'.

It wasn't long before FuntCase began trading tracks with Doctor P, and an offer soon followed to bring James into the Circus Records camp with the release of his famed track 'So Vexed', with 'Mattress Punch' on the flip, in 2010.

Releases rapidly followed including 'Gorilla Flex VIP' on GetDarker's Compilation 'Pure Dubstep', 'Fuuuuk!' on Dubsaw Recordings, and remixes for Ali Love and Marco Del Horno, the latter featuring on the Ministry of Sound's compilation CD 'The Sound Of Dubstep 2'.

With support from some of the biggest artists in the scene, the future looks bright for FuntCase. Highly sought after for his high energy sound DJ sets, and as a recognised member of the Circus Records crew, FuntCase now travels the globe promoting the dark side of dubstep, working hard, playing hard, travelling hard - doing his thing!
High Rankin
High Rankin
Dubstep dandy and local bounder, High Rankin is one of the scenes more eccentric artists. His music brims with character and personality that engulfs the listener as well as causing the obvious dance floor riot! He has an excellent moustache and will fight anyone who disagrees.
Nerd Rage
Nerd Rage
NERD RAGE's music, hand-in-hand with his stage presence, is loud, aggressive, and right in your face. His sets include a blend of Electro, Dubstep, Moombahton and Drum n' Bass.

Taking the bass scene by storm, NERD RAGE's production offers a unique array of music. Part label owner of El Cuco Recordings with Sluggo and Frank Mendez Nerd Rage has quickly become recognized not only for his Dubstep & Drumstep, but also Moombahton.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/