BLASTOFF!:MMX 2009.12.31


BLASTOFF!MMX | 2009/12/31 | Fort Wayne

An Electronic Dance Music NEW YEAR SOIREE! 27 Distinct hours of EDM across 3 STAGES mixed live by 26 of your favorite nightlife heros on the WHEELS OF STEEL featuring Chicago’s house legends Stacy Kidd and DJ Slugo… plus Dub Step prodigy Vaski! BLASTOFF!:MMX … destination 2010!HOTEL: BEST WESTERN 5501 Coventry Ln. Fort Wayne Indiana 46804 260-436-0242 WWW.SPOOLOLIFE.INFO
The Arena
50,000 WATTS of LOG SQARED SOUND… fused with Visual and Environmental FX by QUICKMIX Visuals! Over 2500 sqare feet of dreamland. Expect a plethora of lights, lazers, video projection, live 3D annimation, and much more. Music ignites at 8pm, spanning 6am. Renew!

Quick Mix / U.S. Hardhouse / … / 20:00(60 min.)
I have been DJ’ing since ‘89. By the time I was 17 I was winning DJ competitions. In ‘95 I won a contest held by Bad Boy Bill and B96 in Chicago. That opened the door for me to perform at hundreds of clubs throughout the Midwest. In 2000 I started as an opening act for artists such as Digital Underground, Cypress Hill, Onyx, De La Soul, as well as DJ Skribble (MTV), Kid Capri (Def Comedy Jam), Richard “Humpty” Vission (MTV). I headlined a two country tour in Western Europe in 2003. When I returned to America I got signed to Before and After Records, owned by Black Jesus (BET UnCut Legend.) I performed at afterparties for Jay-Z, Fabolous, Ludacris, Chingy, D12, and countless others. In addition to multiple newspaper and TV ads, I’ve made appearances in Steve-O’s Summer Tour Part 2 DVD and BET (Black Jesus video). Two-time regional finalist in Guitar Center’s Spin-Off’s. I’m a competition turntablist famous for the around the back and foot scratch (video coming soon to this site.)

DJ Symmetric / Techno / NoizBoyz / 21:00(60 min.)

Atypical / DnB / Dubstep / (216)BASS / CDNBC / 22:00(60 min.)
Pushing the sounds of Drum & Bass and Dubstep, Atypical is the founding father of the infamous Study:Sessions weekly,, and the Bring Your Own Bass parties. Recently converting to an all vinyl format, Atypical has been gaining respect from both veteran DJs and club goers across the midwest. Playing alongside the likes of Hellfire Machina, Jason Burns, and Simon Slum; don’t miss this NE Ohio heavyweight in action.

Dave Owen / DnB / … / 23:00(60 min.)

Dj Oj / Happy Hardcore / Carpe Noctrum / 23:00(60 min.)
DJ OJ got his hardcore debut 2 years ago in Los Angeles at Raver Rockin’ New Year, and he has continued on his hardcore path ever since. He rocked the LA scene for a little over a year before returning home to Indianapolis, IN where the chaos continued. He has been featured at some of the Lollipop Kid’s Hardcore Monday shows, as well as Turkey Core in Ohio and remains a loyal member of the Ohio Hardcore Crew. OJ is also one of the founders of Carpe Noctum Events in Indianapolis; a production crew determined, just as their name claims, to Cease the Night. Eclipse also featured OJ at his most recent events, Candy Kids, where OJ rocked the dance floor with an old school darkcore set. OJ’s set will not be one to miss this New Years, and you can guarantee that he will pull out the big guns as he celebrates his two year DJ career.

Vaski / Dubstep / Rutton Recordings / 00:00(90 min.)
Vaski is a relatively new face to the dubstep world, however his progressive sound has caught members of the dubstep community by storm. His tracks are played by hundreds of DJs around the world. His first single, “Resonate” peaked at number two in the dubstep charts on beatport. Every release of his to date has had at least one track make it to the top ten chart. He recently released his “World on Fire EP” which contained the chart topping singles, “Get down,” and “World on Fire”. His tour plans for 2010 span across continents, all the while he will be producing more of his take of this heavy bass music we so lovingly call Dubstep.

DJ Slugo / Dance / Juke / Ghetto House / Blok Club DJ’s / 01:00(90 min.)
Cue the bass…Deep in the heart of the ghetto, on the mean streets of Chicago’s infamous Southside, a music pioneer was born… From the beginning, Thomas “DJ Slugo” Kendricks was influenced by his cousin, Dj Geno, a member of a local Chicago hot mix group, and other local icons such as the Hot Mix 5 (of Chicago radio). Slugo, with over 20 years in the game, over 20 albums in his pocket and over 50 CDs on the street, began a journey that lead him to become one of the original creators of a style of music commonly known as Ghetto House, more recently regarded as Juke. Ghetto House, an urban dance sound created by inner-city producers from raw walks of life and derived from Old School House, is steeped with nuances from ghetto-life traditions and descriptions of the hood through rhythm. It moves beyond the just being and dives right into the metaphysical, with its rhythmic, infectious energy exciting the inner spirit and making folk return to their Motherland dance roots. The magic struck Slugo at a high school dance where he asked the dj if he could spin a couple of tracks. Although his set only lasted a brief 15 minutes, it ignited a flame that burns brighter than ever today. From 1984-1987, Slugo honed his skills by observing the skills of his local heroes. Participating in heated dj battles won him acclaim as a technical expert on the wheels of steel. He released his first truly professional mix tape Ghetto Mix Part III (1992). This tape landed in the hands of Ray Barney, CEO of the Chicago-based Dance Mania, one of the largest dance music labels in the world. Barney and Slugo formalized an agreement resulting in a long stream of releases on the Dance Mania label and affording Slugo the freedom to form his own label, Subterranean Playhouse. During this same period, friend and fellow producer Paul Johnson, introduced Slugo to a southern promoter, which culminated his professional merge into the rave scene. His unheard of Ghetto style of mixing quickly made him a favorite to tens of thousands of partygoers and promoters alike. The release of the popular Cardboard Booty mix CD, called “the most influential ghetto house CD ever made” by London’s Underbeat Magazine, who also went on to call DJ Slugo, “the Ghetto-father of the American dance floor.” As his fame spread, releases with other national labels, such as Underground Construction, Dance Mania, GTI Records, Serotonin Records, Data Bass, CWAL Mob Recordings, Wide Records and Crosstalk International, Inc., as well as his follow up album, The Ghetto Don, flew off the shelves. Taking his career to the next level, Slugo signed with the 1 electronic music booking agency in the United States, Teknomafia. With Teknomafia’s 10-year strong foothold on the nationwide rave, club & concert market as well as national distribution for his future releases, the only question that remained was where to begin. Slugo later said that this proved to be one of the best decisions made for his career. After Teknomafia shut their doors and in order to progress into mainstream music, DJ Slugo was the only electronic artist kept on the roster. 2002 saw Slugo returning to his roots with new projects, Where the Rats and Godzilla. Slugo calls these releases without a doubt, some of his best work. They have also without a doubt, exceeded the sales of nearly every other release he has done to this date and which lead to his wildly successful “Godzilla” track becoming a worldwide phenomenon. After a year-long respite to rethink his career path, Slugo is back in the game and taking the world by storm. Recent affiliations with England’s Wide Adventure and Crosstalk International, Inc. promise many great things to come. “Imma keep making Ghetto House music because I love it!” The saga continues…

Stacy Kidd / House / House 4 Life Records / 02:00(90 min.)
Stacy Kidd was born in Chicago in 1972 and started DJing in 1987 after being amazed by the music he was hearing on the radio. He started out recording Chicago house mixes off the radio, and would try to mix them together with 2 tape decks. He would even try to mix them together on one radio with 2 tape players on it. After doing that for a year, Stacy began to have a good ear for the music and started to buy records…. but didn’t even own a turntable yet. It wasn’t until 1989 when he finally got a single turntable and started to mix with one turntable and one tape deck. Having mixed for a while without a pitch control on tape decks, using the turntable came naturally. In 1990 Stacy was invited to play at a house party where he first used two turntables. There he met Paul Johnson who was a guest at the party. Stacy was playing a lot of unknown tracks he received from other producers like Ron Hardy, DJ Rush, Armando and Farley JM Funk. Paul also had some unknown material so they stared comparing tracks. Stacy would play one, then Paul would play one. This went on for hours. Soon after, they began to hang out and work on music together regularly. In 1994 Stacy completed his first record with Paul on Dance Mania Records called “Stacy Kidd & Pilly P Doing Thangs Vol 1.” They went on to do two more volumes before Stacy completed his first solo project called “15213 Loomis” on Dance Mania Records in 1996. Following Paul Johnson’s advise on musical styles, Stacy put out three club records that same year on Huge Records (Chicago), Relief Records (Chicago) and Peacefrog Records in London. In 1997 he started traveling with Paul and performing at different events all over the world. The following year, Stacy made a huge impact on the club scene when he released five records on Dusttraxx Records (Chicago), Aftermidnight Records (Holland), Riviera Records (France), Daddy Records – a sub label of Peacefrog (London) and a remix for Ministry of Sound Records in London. He continued to release records and travel meeting a lot of DJs & producers from all over the world. By the year 2000, Stacy reached a whole new level, he was working on more vocal projects and remixes for larger labels as well as joining many tours and studio sessions with a lot of the top house music producers in the game. In 2002, Stacy started his own production company, “Underground Elements”, which includes vocalists Joi Williams and Matthew Yates, producers/DJ‘s Tim Funatik (Dallas), Melvin Meeks (Chicago), Scott Payne (Chicago), and Ice Mike Lataker (Chicago). In 2003, Stacy Kidd’s “HOT”, got him recognized as one of the most versatile up-and-coming producers in Chicago by DJ Magazine. Stacy also joined the Louie Vega and Kenny Dope (MAW) family on their new label “Kenlou Records.” Stacy has DJed all over the world and the U.S. and has a lot more production coming out of “Underground Elements” in the near future

Lasher / DnB / Four Ent. / Crowd Control / 03:30(60 min.)
Lasher began spinning in 2002, playing hard house throughout the Louisville area until he realized how much he loved that dirty bass sound, and graduated to filthy drum n bass in 2006. Since then, he has been experimenting with hybrid styles, including neuro funk, jump up, and tech step, always attempting to find something new in order to eventually change the face of electronic music forever. He has shared the stage with such greats as the Thrillseekers, Hive, Jackal & Hyde, DJ Monk, 6blocc, Phantom 45, UFO!, and many more. You are not ready!!!

Negotiator / Breaks / Lunatik Productions / 23:00(60 min.)

Log Squared / … / Woody / 20:00(90 min.)
50,000 WATS of digital dancefloor fidelity requires structural integrity inspections of the venues it serves… as it shakes fixtures from ceilings, and windows from walls. Log Squared sound systems have been rockin’ dancefloors for years, but recently… we’ve noticed a whole new sound system. Designed, engineered, and constructed by Log Squared, the new “2nd GENERATION” subwoofer enclosures raise the bar in powerful high fidelity bass reproduction.

Quickmix Visuals / … / Mike / 20:00(480 min.)

The Groove Bar
4000 WATTS of high fidelity audio by Perpetual Sound Solutions, lights, lazers, and environmental fx, featuring your favorite nighlife heros on the 1s and 2s. Music ignites at 8pm, spanning 3am. Enjoy!

Turtlematt / House / Breaks / Turtle Productions / Spoololife / 20:00(60 min.)
One of the regions rising stars, this Indiana USA DJ has gained regional notoriety in a seemingly short time. Submerged in EDM before the turn of the millennium, Turtlematt’s foundation in EDM was inspired from the dancefloor up.

Turtlematt began assembling mid-scale events in 2002, established “Turtle Productions” in 2005, and found himself playing at events in 2007.

Sharing the stage with such EDM fixtures as Paul Johnson, Stacy Kidd, DJ Micro, DJ Shortee, DJ Venom, and Angel Alanis to name a few, Turtlematt has attracted a dedicated following throughout the region.

Joining the Spoololife promotion team in 2005, Turtlematt has learned from aspiring developers, coordinators, producers, performers, and engineers, earning his place as Spoololife event coordinator in 2007.

Turtlematt programs innovative sessions of house and breaks seasoned with his refreshing stage presence and a static connection to the dancefloor.

Heathcliff / Dubstep / Perpetual Sound Solutions / 21:00(60 min.)

James B. / Trance / … / 22:00(60 min.)
James B can be named among one of the most versatile DJ’s in Indy. Breaks, Trance, Progressive, or Techno…you name it James B will BRING IT! James B is a seasoned veteran, which has been moving the dance floors since 2001. You will occasionally see him sharing the wheels-of-steel with Dj Defi. Also, was once part of the retired group Just 3 White Guys (3×6 multi-genre turntablism), which played at several music festivals in the Midwest. Be on the lookout in 2010 as his calendar is already filling up!

J.A.N.K. / DRUM AND BASS / Next Era Ent. / 23:00(60 min.)
I am originally an emcee. I am skilled in the field of lyricism. I started rhyming when I was 16. As I became more serious with hip hop I started producing tracks and the lifestyle eventually led me to my first rave at a lions den outside of columbus,ohio. At that particular event I heard an MC rhyming over a style of music I had never heard before which was drum and bass. As I matured and grew older I began to explore drum and bass and made sure I had a clear understanding of the concept of production and everything else that comes with electronic music, dnb especially. My first gig was at the nite owl in the oregon district which is located in downtown dayton,ohio. From there I played at an event called ”driven” where Dj swamp,punisher as well as many others performed. That even was at a drive in movie theatre in 2006. Sarasavati and Scratchmatik (dayton) put that event together. I continued playing at bars in the dayton and cincinnati area up until 2009 when I spun at ”declaration” which was at the madison theatre in covington,KY. Dieselboy and 7up headlined that event. I invested money in declaration and played a small but important role in the event. I have been playing dnb for quite sometime now and am very confident in my ability to keep my ear to the underground and select the tracks I feel will move people whether they like drum n bass or not. My style ranges from hip hop,raggae and even metal can be heard in the tracks I play. I represent for next era entertainment which my friend Paul Wahoff aka DJ Pallaton started.

Tim Fusion / Tribal House / Intergruv Networks / 00:00(60 min.)
Tim Fusion’s name is definitive of his style. He brings together body rocking beats and heart stopping rhythms with smooth blends of progressive house, trance, and techno. Time and time again Tim has proven himself with his unforgettable sets. Tim Fusion mixes analog and digital technology, creating unique experiences every time. Taking the passion of the moment and cultivating it into a fantastical experience is what Tim Fusion does best. Expect the unexpected with Tim Fusion, and be ready to be pleasured and satisfied. Your pulse will never beat the same after experiencing his smooth blends and sharp mixing style.

Dj Tek 9 / Techno / Trance / Intergruv Networks / 01:00(60 min.)
Get ready for non stop reck shop techno type shit! With 9 years in the making and several national gigs later let Blake take over ur mind body and soul. Be ready for energetic, pulsating, yet dark vibes, and an epic bass line with ass shaking muzik!!! While on T9’s winter tour get ready to get ur groove on and ride the vibes with intergruv.

Mad Chiller / DnB / … / 02:00(60 min.)

Perpetual Sound Solutions / 4 / Heathcliff / 20:00(60 min.)
Perpertual Sound Solutions provides the best in live sound for DJs. We provide top of the line DJ, sound, and lighting equipment for event rental and house parties. We are based in Fort Wayne, Indiana and serve the entire mid-west area. Our current set-up runs 4000 watts and provides for small to mid-size venues (100-400 people). This includes the main speakers, monitors, amplifiers, and processing. Two turntables and a mixer are able to be provided as well. Our prices are reasonable and we enjoy what we do so if you have an idea for any kind of event, house party, whatever, don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Skybox
Uber cozy, clean carpeted dance / lounge / tune up zone featuring the regions heavy hitters behind the console. High fidelity audio, lighting FX, and a stellar view of the Arena. Music ignites at 8pm, spanning 6am. Refresh!

Pseudocyde / Breakbeat / Next Era Entertainment / 20:00(60 min.)

Hotsauce / Techno / House / Spoololife / 21:00(60 min.)
From Miami to Detroit, the past 14 years has seen Hotsauce billed alongside EDM fixtures as DJ Shortee, DJ Venom, UFO, DJ FUNK, Paul Anthony, Terry Mullin, and Jason Tyler to name a few, Hotsauce is a premier choice for House and Techno lovers. From global festivals such as Wnter Music Conference… to underground massives like Pilgrims & Indians, Hotsauce is a well seasoned floorshaker. Droppin’ beats for over 10 years on the 1s and 2s, producing fresh choons, and assisting in event production and promotion are comonplace in his everyday life. Catch his guest appearance in Jason Tyler’s “Run Around” Music Video Feat. Sam I Am.

Dj Spacecadet / UK Breaks / Vritual Insomnia Music / 23:00(60 min.)

Emplate / DnB / (216)BASS / CDNBC / 00:00(60 min.)
Todd Hall aka emplate first heard the sounds of jungle/drum n bass in the summer of ‘96 and was instantly hooked. Having been a drummer for years and influenced by hip hop, metal, industrial, classical, jazz, etc., he felt as if the music he had just experienced was a melting pot of everything he had heard before it. He promptly started going to as many parties and clubs as possible and grabbing several mixtapes in the process. After years of playing small events, side rooms and house parties he got his first break when in 2006 he was asked by Secret Sauce & Zeno to be a resident at the now defunct Wednesday weekly “in:verse” held at Touch Supper Club. The night gained respect throughout North America for showcasing local talent alongside names like Klute, Flight, Random Movement, Submorphics, Carbon Community & more. In the years following this, emplate made several new friends in the scene & went on to help develop The Cleveland Drum n Bass Coalition and, both platforms for Northeast Ohio DnB heads to use as a vehicle for their careers. Since then they have gone on to do several events and weeklies throughout clubs in Cleveland, including the Monday weekly “study:sessions” and events such as “Clash of the Titans”, “Oscillate”, “DrumFusion”, “Bring Your Own Bass” and more.

Looking into 2010, emplate looks forward to Djing, Promoting and Booking more events & radio shows, along with the new challenge of starting an Artist Management company called “The 18th”. This has always been a dream of his and he looks forward to helping the Production/DJ careers of Andy James, Brent Still Life, RLS – DSurr and others. He has also started work on compiling and mixing the first (216)Bass mix cd which will feature tracks by local Producers as well as those by Artists that have come through Cleveland recently. Be on the lookout for the CD at a location near you.

Jin-XS / Electro-House / Crash / 01:00(60 min.)
Jin-XS has been an up and coming face in the Indianapolis scene in recent years. He has spun almost every genre, and performed in some of Indy’s biggest clubs, becoming focused more recently as a Electro-house DJ, but never afraid to delve into eclectic sounds, from Industrial to Dubstep.

Psynapse / Dubstep / Juxtapoze / 02:00(60 min.)

Defi / Trance / … / 03:00(60 min.)

Kodama / Fidget / Dub / … / 04:00(60 min.)

Ultrafunkula / Jungle / … / 05:00(60 min.)

DJ Gir / house/breaks/electrohouse/industrial/ebm / Crash Productions / 22:00(60 min.)
i have dj’d quite a few punk/80s/ebm/industrial/electronica/and other eclectic scene events and have done my share of house parties before then. @ this point ive dj’d alot of major clubs for various events,last year i recently spun for a 2010 gencon afterparty,and have been the dj for the naptown rollergirls. i am currently dj’ing industrial,and hope to contribute to the scene greatly. i love my music. i am eclectic. im a huge fan of punk,breakbeat,and industrial as my favorate genres..and have been so for the past 10 years..i also love any unusual music. unique or creative approaches to instruments or music is always appriciated. i love a good pit.and am fascinated by most forms of human chaos..which is why i love a good party.

This area is comprised of non performance / production professionals and entities.

JamesSwickheimer / graphic / 10 / 00:10(2400 min.)

Sunset Hall / Indoor / x / 00:10(480 min.)
Three room,4500 square foot venue.

This area contains safety personel and professionals.

Chris / Law Enforcement / 10+ / 00:10(240 min.)
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Contributions from sponsors make our events safer and more exhilarating, enhancing the experience for electronic dance music fanatics and sponsors respectively.

Special thanks to this year’s BLASTOFF!:MMX sponsors.

Stimline Variety / Alternative Lifestyle Accesories / Tim / 00:10(500 min.)

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