A night to remember in Indianapolis Indiana @ Therapy Nightclub & Lounge, 11 of the craft’s notorious electronic dance music DJs UNITE to move your body. Evening features sessions by DJ SHORTEE, Wilhelm K., DJ Shiva and MORE! www.spoololife.info for more 411!
Lights, Camera, BASS! Dual projection screens, proscenium DJ booth, and plenty of space to get down!
DnB / Turntablism / Urban Assault / Heavy Artillery Recordings / 5 Star Records / How2DJ / Queens of the Jungle / Playboy / Tribal Gear / Rane / Serato / Shure /Cakewalk / 00:00(90 min.)
Shortee is recognized as one of the most diverse & technically skilled DJs in the world & her career is highlighted by an unparalleled series of firsts. Playboy’s only official 50th Anniversary tour DJ, first & only female World Class Power Mixer on Power 106fm (LA), first female to produce an instructional DJ DVD series, first & only female to produce a turntablist album, first female to produce a battle record, first female DJ endorsed by Shure, first & only female endorsee of Rane, first & only female DJ endorsed by Cakewalk, Shortee has been named Queen of the Scratch World by DJ Times, ranked the #1 Female Turntablist & Hip Hop DJ worldwide, listed in SheJay Magazine’s top 11 female DJs in the world & nominated for the categories of Best Female DJ & Best International Act in the 2008 Drum & Bass Awards (UK).
First female Fever/Buzz Battle of the DJs Champion (1997) & Urb’s Next 100 (2001), Shortee spins Drum & Bass, Breaks, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Rock & House worldwide & her unique contribution to the art of scratching & beat juggling for the last 13+ years earned her a spot as the only female DJ featured in Doug Pray’s critically acclaimed movie “SCRATCH” (Palm Pictures). In addition to being featured in many other documentaries, Shortee has also made numerous TV appearances & her most recent is the role of DJ for the Tyra Banks Show on Tyra’s club themed episodes & a celebrity cameo in a Sony PSP commercial.
In 1998, Shortee made her production debut on Faust’s “Man or Myth” (first turntablist album ever released also featuring Craze & Shotgun), followed by ”The Fathomless EP”,w/ Faust & DJ Craze containing the first Drum & Bass tracks comprised solely of scratching. In 1999, Shortee’s full- length solo debut “The Dreamer” became the first & only turntablist album produced by a female and she has since released multiple joint albums with DJ Faust as well as singles, battle records, remixes, countless mix cds & appeared solo & jointly on numerous compilations. Her music has attracted licensing features & aired on networks worldwide. Recently, Faust & Shortee’s song “Drumcircle” (Digital Soul) is the theme song for “MTV SPORTS UNLIMITED AXXESS” & their remix of India Irie’s “Shine” is the theme song for “THE TYRA BANKS SHOW”. Together Faust & Shortee have launched 2 labels of their own: 5 Star Records (Battle/DJ Tools) & Heavy Artillery Recordings (Drum & Bass/Breaks) and their drum & bass tune “AWAY” (Load Recordings UK) was nominated for best jungle/dnb track in the 2008 International Dance Music Awards! The duo have various 12″ D&B releases forthcoming on Restless Native Recordings including their popular remix of “Do You Believe” & highly anticipated dance floor anthem “Gotta Have It”.
A head professor at The Scratch DJ Academy co-founded by RUN DMC’s Jam Master Jay, Shortee teaches 3 courses (Mixing151, Scratching202 & Beatjuggling303) at the Los Angeles branch.In addition, Shortee teaches DJ/Remix courses for the esteemed Grammy Foundation, DJ workshops for LA’s SAE Institute & various instructional tours for Sprite & Channel One News. She’s produced her own instructional DVD series “Shortee’s DJ 101″, “Shortee’s DJ 202″ & “Turntable Tune-Up” available worldwide. Most recently Shortee has created 17 DJ instructional videos for the Grammy Foundation entitled “Shortee’s DJ Sessions” releasing online & on DVD in 2008.
Shortee’s DJ sets are seamless whether she appears solo or part of a group & is well-known for her 4-turntable shows w/ DJ Faust as URBAN ASSAULT (Hip Hop/Funk/Drum & Bass). Shortee rocks 4 turntable shows with fellow female turntablist, Annalyze as TWICE AS NICE & she recently joined forces with Reid Speed & MC Tali to form QUEENS OF THE JUNGLE, a 4 turntable female D&B crew.
Shortee’s released 34 mix tapes & CDs since 1995 including “MASHED”(Hip Hop, Rock, 80’s, Mashup), “JUNGLE STORY ALBUM MIX” Easy Records (Drum & Bass), “FILTERED” (Electro/Breaks) & “AIRPLAY” (Hip Hop). She’s also well known for her “PLAYBOY 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR” series & her team mixes with Faust including the “URBAN ASSAULT” series (D&B) & “HIP HOP MEGA MIX” series (Hip Hop/Breaks/Funk/Soul).This year DnB veterans Digital & Phantasy commissioned Shortee to create a complex turntablist mix for the highly anticipated Jungle Story Album which features her remixes & exclusive original tunes by her crew Urban Assault & is releasing on Easy/Sativa Records in May 2008.
Techno / SUBterror / Surface Tension / 22:00 (60 min.)
For 13 years, Indianapolis techno mainstay DJ Shiva has brought a multitude of techno flavors to dancefloors nationwide. From electro to minimal, Chicago Jack to Detroit soul, the deepest to the hardest techno, her attention deficit disorder requires variety in both music and technique. With her foray into the realm of dubstep, the same rules (or lack of them) apply. From straight up chest rattling bangers to skeletonized exercises in minimal dub to bits and pieces of electro and techno, it’s all in the mix. Utilizing over a decade of experience on the ones and twos, combined with the flexibility and creative possiblities of Ableton Live to re-edit, loop on the fly and add effects and beats, Shiva brings a fresh approach to the dubstep palette. With her recent vinyl release on Dubkraft (w/ production partner Alien Pimp), her radio show on Dubstep.fm, as well as running Surface Tension Recordings (with partner Fibrous Oxide), Shiva is determined not only to spread the eclectic sounds of dubstep and techno to new audiences, but to quite possibly live in a subwoofer someday.
Techno / House / d-version / Spoololife / 01:30 (60 min.)
His label, d-version Records, received international press and play, having a track licensed by Ministry of Sound. Releasing tracks by Frankie Bones,Carl Lekebusch, Drivetrain,and others. .. D-version records became one of the countries rising labels.
Releasing records via his label d-version and Detroits Soiree Records, Wilhelm’s midwest flavor gained attention of legendary Frankie Bones, and sparked the release of the Ex-Uses / Tribaloptics EP on d-version in May of 2000.
His infamous “Get” parties set the standard for raves in the late 90s, making him one of the midwest’s pioneers in consistent large scale massives.
Programming keen sessions of bumpin’ funkin’ house and techno, the past decade has seen Wilhelm billed along side legends Moby, RUN DMC, Sugarhill Gang, KRS-1, Bad Company, Tech Itch, Aphrodite, and King Britt to name a few… Frankie Bones, Paul Oakenfold, Bad Boy Bill, Josh Wink, Green Velvet, Donald Glaude, Mark Farina, Paul Johnson, and Christopher Lawrence to name a few more.
House / Godess Complex/ Side Track / 21:00 (60 min.)
With passion for electronic music and experience dating back to 2000, DJ Fate is sure to move the dance floor. Though primarily mixing house music, you might also catch her playing techno, fidget, tech-house, and/or breakbeats. She has played at events alongside: Translucent (Jason Tyler), DJ Sage, George Acosta, Ferry Corsten, Keoki, and Juan Atkins, to name a few. DJ Fate is a member and resident dj of SideTrack, a group who promoted electronic events at Therapy Nightclub and Lounge (Indianapolis) on Thursdays in most of 2007. SideTrack brought in over fifty local and up-and-coming djs. DJ Fate’s previous residencies include: Club Eden (Indianapolis) and Ice Ultra Lounge (Indianapolis) Another group that includes DJ Fate is The Goddess Complex, a collective committed to promoting female artists for talent as opposed to novelty, and giving support to the talented sisters out there.
Todd Alan aka Cyberspeed
Breaks / House / Kim Promotions – Tilted Music – Give Us A Break! / 23:00 (60 min.)
Kick-back, chit-chat, or boogie. An intimate atmosphere paired with the region’s premier DJs.
Electro House/Breaks / Lunatik Productions / 01:00 (60 min.)
In the scene for about 4 years he longed for decks from the get go. To be able to be a part of what we all know and love was his dream. The energy of our scene drives us all and the least that can be done is to contribute back to it for all that it has done for us. This philosophy keeps the scene alive and makes sure that creativity is no longer a forgotten word. This newcomer is sure to rock the spot. From funky flow to straight down and dirty DJ Bit Flip has been on the decks for a little over a year makin’ those asses move. He brings the funk with a collaboration of breaks influenced by European sound with a blend of domestic flavor.
Minimal/Techno / Massive Detroit/LP Events / 00:00 (60 min.)
From Detroit, Michigan DJ Vinsanity has made an impact in the electronic music community by startin his own party seris in Detroit known as MASSIVE. As Massive began to grow throughout Detroit so did Vinsanity and his career.
Progressive house/ Electro / 22:00 (60 min.)
Well i’ve been playing records for almost five years i’m just now to the point where i believe i’m a good dj! Indy has the best music in the midwest…i think everyone should know that! I love to take ppl on a journey w/ my music! u know what i mean! Electronic music is taking over the world! LOL
Electro / Louisville House Music / 23:00 (60 min.)
The Lost Boy
Electro house / Janky / 23:00 (60 min.)
Jungle / Regime Recordings / 02:00 (60 min.)