HOME BASS

HOME BASS

ill.Gates, R/D, FreakFunk, MiHKAL, Malarkey

Saturday 4/07

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The New Parish

Oakland, CA

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

HOME BASS
HOME BASS
∆ Your East Bay Monthly Bass Fix
∆ 1st Saturdays of the Month at the New Parish
∆ Love Step - Future Bass - Glitch Hop - EDM
ill.Gates
ill.Gates
Ill Gates is the new moniker of Canadian breaks producer The Phat Conductor.

He's been producing music with the likes of Bassnectar, Si-Begg and a ton of others and has put together a brilliant lecture/workshop which can increase your skills and productivity massively in all sorts of areas by making you more efficient and teaching you how to not only write tunes, but to complete them and make them high quality.

Like many of the emerging US/Canadian glitch-hop scene, Gates favours Ableton live for performance and production, and he will show you how to set up racks (combinations of instruments and effects presets), "Sampler 128's" (pre-loaded banks of samples which massively speed up sound selection for your tunes while at the same time giving you much greater control in sound design), use of Ableton for live performance/DJ sets, and techniques to get your creative parts of the brain to the forefront, so that you get to finish songs quickly without sacrificing quality, while keeping your music fresh.

"I went from finishing a tune every six months, to finishing one or more a day, and I can teach you to do the same" – Ill Gates
R/D
R/D
In 1999, R/D and his former DJ partner were invited to help throw a party for the closing of Perry Farrell's studio in Venice Beach, CA. They DJ'd for 6 hours, breaking only once for a debut of Perry's new solo project. Several month's later, R/D was invited to DJ in the Oasis dome at the very first Coachella music festival. These monumental events drew him straight to Los Angeles and the rest, as they say, is history. He went on to throw scores of parties in L.A., Dj'ing alongside Plaid, Squarepusher, Prefuse 73, Dntel, Jaimie Lidell, Luke Vibert, Nightmares on Wax, LFO, Chris Clark, and many other electronic acts of the early '00's.

Eventually R/D started making his own music on borrowed gear, hammering out glitched up IDM and electro on an MPC 2000. Luckily, the first tracks he ever wrote were later released on Andrea Parker's UK label 'Touchin' Bass'. As the era of Aphex Twin influenced IDM came to an end, R/D virtually hung up his hat, turning to film sound as a creative outlet. But, his musical nature was re-invigorated in 2007 when he moved in with pals edIT and Ooah, just as the Glitch Mob sound was forming. Feeding off the fresh energy of his incredibly talented roommates, he went back to the drawing board, developing his take on glitch-hop inspired tunes aimed at the dancefloor. His new sound fetched him gigs at Coachella with the Do Lab in 2007 and 2009, and put him on the West Coast festival circuit where he shared bills with Flying Lotus, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Les Claypool, Cocoe Rosie, Caspa, Mala, Beats Antique, Mimosa, MartyParty and a laundry list of incredible talent.

Recently, R/D has traded the bleeps and bloops of glitch-hop for pure melody and song structure, and as his music matures, so does his career. In March of 2010, R/D unleashed an un-official remix of Fever Ray's 'I'm Not Done', which reached #2 on both Hype Machine charts and reaped 27,000 listens in 3 days on SoundCloud alone. Several months later, he released an original, four track EP titled 'Face Of God'; the title track again landed him in the top #3 on Hype Machine's Twitter charts. So far this year, he has played live for a crowd of more than 2,000 at Coachella 2010 (the Do Lab stage), shared the stage with Nosaj Thing & Elliot Lipp at Lightning in a Bottle festival and played directly after Bassnectar for a crowd of nearly 5,000 dusty ravers at this year's Burning Man festival.

Currrently, R/D is poised to release an official Glitch Mob remix as well as a remix for Ball Of Waxx records, both due in late September of this year. He's also cranking hard on a new, full-length album, due in early 2011.*
Venue Information:
The New Parish
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
http://www.thenewparish.com/