June 29 • Fountain Square
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Injecting the energy of a real drummer into live EDM
performances is nothing new. But if you catch the duo Drummer Versus
Emulator headlining this week’s “Beats” concert, you will witness a genuinely unique show.
by Mike Breen
Bunbury Music Festival to feature top loal and international DJ talents on the Red Bull Stage
Though there is a lot of it, this weekend's three-day Bunbury Music Festival isn't just dudes with guitars playing Alternative Rock music. You'll also find Folk, AltCountry, Post Punk, Blues, Pop and, if you're a fan of DJs and Electronic music, besides acts like RJD2 and Lights, there's a whole stage set up for you.Self Diploma, the crowd-brining-and-moving local promoters behind the successful Beats Summer Music Series (which has packed Fountain Square every Saturday this summer with a mix of DJs, Electronic and Hip Hop artists), has booked Bunbury's DJ stage and assembled a great mix of local artists with a few marquee headliners. The DJ/Electronica bookings will perform on the Red Bull Stage, which is the westernmost stage at Sawyer Point, right before the bridge underpass that separates the park from Yeatman's Cove (and next to the "Craft Beer Village"). Here is the full lineup and a little sampling from each day's headliner.FridayIce Cold Tony (Noon); CJ the DJ (1:30 p.m.); Alex Peace (3 p.m.); DJ AMF (4:30 p.m.); Mixin Marc (6 p.m.); The Alchemist (7:45 p.m.)The Alchemist has been an important player on the Hip Hop scene for the past two decades, from his early years learning under mentor DJ Muggs and producing Dilated Peoples and Mobb Deep, through his run in the ’00s producing some of the biggest names in Hip Hop (Ghostface, Snoop Dogg, Nas) through his acclaimed solo albums and DJing gig with Eminem. Al's latest project is the long-awaited Russian Roulette album, which features guest MCs like Evidence, Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q and Danny Brown and has drawn positive reviews for its progressiveness (and trippiness). The album is due July 17. Here's a track with Big Twinz from the album.SaturdayDavey C (Noon); DJ Etrayn (1:30 p.m.); Big Once (3 p.m.); DJ Ivy (4:30 p.m.); DJ Spider (6 p.m.); DJ Irie (8 p.m.)When you’re dubbed the top DJ in the club-rich scene of Miami, it’s safe to say you’re also one of the best in the country. Miami Herald gave DJ Irie that distinction for his work not only as host of the No. 1 mix-show on Miami’s 99 JAMZ, but also for his crowd-pleasing, fully-energized club sets across the globe. Irie is often lauded for his ability to read a crowd and incorporate a variety of styles for any occasion. Irie could be the dictionary definition of a superstar DJ, having performed everywhere from Robert Downey Jr.’s crib to Miami Heat home games, where he’s the team’s house DJ. Here's Irie doing a halftime showcase at a Heat game. SundayDJ Prism (12:45 p.m.); DJ K-Dogg (2:15 p.m.); DJ D-LO (3:45 p.m.); Mr. Best (5:15 p.m.); Mick Boogie (6:45 p.m.)Mick Boogie is one of the more popular on-call party/club DJs in the U.S., scoring gigs literally all over the planet at some of the top clubs in the world. He's done a lot of popular remixes and commercial work for campaigns by Adidas and Bing, so chances are you've heard him even if you don't recognize his name instantly. In honor of Adam Yauch's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and subsequent passing earlier this year, Boogie put together a great Beastie Boys mixtape titled Grand Royal (after the group's boutique not-just-music label). Below is a sample (or you can download the whole thing here).Tickets and full info on the Bunbury Music Festival can be found here. UPDATE: It appears there has been some shifting around on the Red Bull Stage. DJ Irie is now spinning Sunday at 5:15 p.m.; DJ Spider has his slot Saturday at Bunbury and the afterparty. Be sure to click here for the latest scheduling updates. And click here for afterparty details featuring several of the DJs from the fest.
by Mike Breen
Local promoter books solid lineup for every-Saturday concerts on Fountain Square
Following last week's announcement of the lineup for this year's MidPoint Indie Summer — free concerts every Friday on Fountain Square featuring an eclectic mix of local and nationally-touring Indie bands — kick-ass local promoters Self Diploma have unveiled who they have coming in for the Beats Summer Concert Series. Like Indie Summer, the Beats series features a blend of local and national acts. The concerts will feature some big names and hot up-and-comers in Hip Hop, Dance and Electronic music, including one of the best rising Hip Hop acts on the scene, The Cool Kids (Aug. 4).Self Diploma has booked over 80 artists for the events, which kick off June 2. The concerts run through Aug. 25 and are open to all ages. Shows start at 6 p.m. and will be hosted by local DJ D-Lo. Click here for updates and further announcements from Self Diploma. Here's the video press release for this summer's events, followed by the full sched.
June 2:AER YOUNG DUECEERIK '222' BARNUMDJ SKILLZJOEY MACK CALI KID DUBZ June 9: TIMEFLIESDJ ETRAYNDJ SCHU IAN J CRISTINA TADDONIOJOSEPH NEVELS June 16: DJ CLOCKWORKSANTINO CORLEON GOLD SHOESO'MY'SHODGIE STREET June 23:BASS SLANGASJOHNNY QUEST MARKY C QUINCY J.STRUCK June 30: DAVEY C MILK & COOKIESDJ SHOESHINEDJ JOHNNY BDJ LOCO July 7:CRIS CABD-WHY DJ SCHOLARNAPALMCAL SCRUBYFAN'S CHOICEJuly 14:3LAU DJ E-V DJ PULLANOMANIC FOCUS DJ SB July 21:PIERCE FULTON DJ PRISM PHNM DJ FISSIONDJ FURSURJuly 28:LOGICTAYYIB ALI DJ BANDCAMP VINCENT VEGAJAMES WADE SPONGE STALLINGSAug. 4:THE COOL KIDS PUCKDJ DROWSYBAILEE MOORE THOSE GUYSFAN'S CHOICEAug. 11:KREWELLA CJ THE DJTHE CHAOTIC GOOD SH3LLZNEON MEDUSA Aug. 18:FIRECAT 451 BITFLIPTRIP TURLINGTON INFECTED ANGEL DJ MOWGLI Aug. 25:MIKE STUD HUEY MACK DJ HAWK TRADEMARK AARONJOLA THE TRUNK BOY CHANCE THE RAPPER