THE HEALTHY AND STRONG ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC UNDERGROUND IS THE RESULT OF THE GRIT, DEDICATION, PERSISTENCE, AND PLUR OF EDM FANATICS SUCH AS YOURSELF.
DIVE DEEP UNDERGROUND AND CELEBRATE THE SOUND OF LIFE THAT ONLY ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC CAN PROVIDE, AND JOIN US AT THIS EDM SOIREE AND CANCER BENEFIT AS WE RAVESTRONG FOR THE CURE.
EVERY DOLLAR OF COVER AT RAVESTRONG GOES TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, THAT ALL THE MUSIC, PRODUCTION, PROMOTION, EXPENSES, AND SPIRIT OF THE UNDERGROUND ARE LEVERAGED 100% FOR THE CURE… PLUR.
WITH OVER 150 YEARS EXPERIENCE COMBINED ON THE ONES AND TWOS, THE RAVESTRONG LINEUP OF DJS IS HOST TO INTIMATE 90 MINUTE SESSIONS FROM NOTORIOUS UNDERGROUND HEROES SUCH AS:
MICKEY NIGHTRAIN // U.S. HARD HOUSE / BREAKBEATS // ATLANTA, GA // NIGHTRAIN MUSIC / RAT RECORDS
For over 14 years Mickey Nightrain has brought his upbeat brand of eclectic dance music to audiences young and old of all races, nationalities and economic backgrounds throughout the entire world. Known for his energetic sets, technical ability and vast knowledge of modern and classic dance music, Mickey is one of very few djs who can truly play all styles of music in a set and make it work. On any given weekend the Miami resident can be heard anywhere from a posh upscale lounge all the way to the main stage of a major music festival or even handling the soundtrack for a high end designer’s fashion show.
Known also as Maximus for his productions on New York rave pioneer Frankie Bones’ labels, he changed his title in 2003 to Mickey Nightrain for a more refined image as his music was changing and growing. His more recent tracks ‘Ten Grains of Sand’, ‘Axum’ and ‘Ignatius II’ received support from the likes of Laurent Garnier, Josh Wink, Donald Glaude, D. Ramirez, SIster Bliss and Nick Warren while his earlier works ‘The Path’, ‘Crossover’, ‘Meno Mosso’ and ‘The Contender’ initially brought his sound to international audiences while scoring high on the sales charts. In 2011 Mickey was contacted by 80’s rap legend MC Shy D to do a collaboration which they called ‘I Bass U’ which was released by London breakbeat stalwart Deekline and his Rat Records imprint in March of 2012.
The more interesting story starts in the summer of 1995 in an abandoned south east Baltimore warehouse. After a brief Introduction to techno, Mickey felt that it was finally a music that he could understand and he wanted more. A fiend for mixtapes and weekend raves, he became a non-dj music guru, screaming out the name of the tune just by the first 32 count of the record. In 1996 he decided to try his hand at a mix just out of benign curiosity, failing miserably at first but this intrigued him and the rest is history still in the making. He eventually got his first club residency at Baltimore’s famous Club 1722 back at the turn of the century. The years in between today and then have been quite a ride and there is no end in sight for his rise to popularity. The future looks very bright for this hard working music enthusiast and if you catch a gig from him you’ll know what the hype is all about.
LADY BANDIT // BREAKS// DAYTON, OH // GIVE US A BREAK / BREAK ON THRU
Bangin’ U.S. dancefloors for over a decade, this Dayton Ohio native has been named the ‘Midwest Breakbeat Queen’. Lady Bandit programs ‘Sexy Beats’ whether it’s Breaks, House, or Drum & Bass sessions. In 2011 she celebrated the launch of her production label, ‘Break On Thru Productions’, featuring full scale electronic dance music events in Cincinnati Ohio. Billed alongside EDM legends such as Dirty Vegas, Bad Boy Bill, Angel Alanis, Green Velvet, Misstress Barbara, DJ Shortee, Adam X, and Frankie Bones to name a few, Miss Bandit makes sure to always keep the basslines dirty & sexy with the beats still funky!
DEFI // TRANCE // INDIANAPOLIS, IN // INFINITE VIBES
Starting with Trance, DEFI progressed throughout all genres of electronic music, finding his passion for break-beats and tech-funk. Sharing stage with EDM legends DJ Icey, Paul Oakenfold, Reid Speed, Forest Green, Dara & Photek to name a few, he’s spread his high-energy vibe in cities such as Chicago, Louisville , Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus OH, and numerous cities throughout Indiana. His collaboration with fellow Indianapolis DJs James B. & Sound Victum as ‘Just 3 White Guys’ has pushed the limits multi-table & multi-genre turntablism. From smooth liquid drum and bass to his notorious sunrise trance sessions, for more than a decade DEFI has played only for the crowd, a guaranteed element of surprise full of energy every time he hits the decks!
RAPHAEL KROSHAY // DNB // HOLLYWOOD, CA // SPOOLOLIFE
Kroshay has rocked afterhours with Juan Atkins, ‘The CHURCH’ in Denver with DJ Rap, and mid-west massives such as Underground Sound, BarnYard Boogie, and Pilgrims & Indians. This Rochester New York born DJ was musically influenced at a young age, beginning with the Clarinet in the 4th grade, and later marching band. Though a keen tribal percussionist, he still drops the rough rugged and raw chops, cuts, and scratches throughout house, techno, or drum and bass sessions with more than a decade on the ones and twos.
HOTSAUCE // TECHNO // TERRE HAUTE, IN // SPOOLOLIFE
Rockin’ global festivals such as Winter Music Conference (WMC) Miami, and appearing in Jason Tyler’s ‘Run Around’ Music Video Feat. Sam I Am, Hotsauce introduced his sound to EDM masses. Taking stage alongside DJ Shortee, Stacy Kidd, UFO, DJ FUNK, and Paul Anthony to name a few, Hotsauce is a well seasoned floorshaker with over 15 years on the 1s and 2s, and over a decade in studio production.
SIDEWAYZ // DNB // LOGANSPORT, IN // INFINITE VIBES / TOYMAKER MUSIC
Ever since he experienced drum n bass at his first rave back in 1998, a simple curiosity transformed into an obsession. Sidewayz started spinning dnb on vinyl in 2000, always on the lookout for new cutting edge productions. Mixing jump up to neurofunk, liquid to tech step and everything in between, Sidewayz has a reputation for his dark, high energy dnb sets.
KAPTAIN K // DNB // BOWLING GREEN, OH // T-TOWN
Always been an EDM enthusiast and going to parties back in the early 2000’s. Although, it was not until a few years ago the Kaptain rekindled his love for Drum & Bass. With the guidance of established junglists in the Toledo area, the Kaptian is becoming a mixologist with an obsession in the 170ish BPM range. One can expect all varieties and styles of DnB. You never know what the Kaptain has in store for those taking the voyage. All aboard!
COPYRIGHT // TECHNO // LAFAYETTE, IN // TOYMAKER MUSIC / INFINITE VIBES
With over 13 years experience behind the decks, Copyright’s insatiable NEED to move the dance floor has taken his hard and fast style all over the central U.S. underground.
TURTLEMATT // U.S. HARDHOUSE // INDIANAPOLIS, IN // TURTLE PRODUCTIONS / SPOOLOLIFE
Submerged in EDM before the turn of the millennium, Turtlematt’s foundation in EDM was inspired from the dancefloor up. He coordinated his first event in 2002, launched ‘Turtle Productions’ in 2005, and started rockin’ dancefloors with U.S. Hardhouse in 2007. Since, Turtlematt has toured the nation with his innovative all vinyl sessions of house, breaks, and DNB. sharing stage with legends Paul Johnson, Stacy Kidd, DJ Micro, DJ Shortee, DJ Venom, and Angel Alanis to name a few.
KING SWAGGER // DUBSTEP // INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Don’t miss this rising star of the dubstep phenomena, King Swagger, and witness the magic he’s brought to Indianapolis dancefloors since hitting the decks in 2009.
KIDD GENESIS // UK HARDHOUSE // INDIANAPOLIS, IN // INFINITE VIBES
Layton Audio Visual
Sound Reinforcement / Visual FX // Columbus, OH
Layton Audio Visual is the genius of Layton Zeiner, a 10 year guitar, sound reinforcement and visual fx specialist. With nearly 13 Kilowatts of sound comprised of industry proven brands such as Crown and JBL, a 32 channel mix console, and a rack of cutting edge signal processing, Layton Audio Visual is a premier choice for the region’s indoor and outdoor events. From a visual fx standpoint, Layton Audio Visual boasts a number of classic DMX fixtures, strobes, and hazers… plus an immense array of wide beam, 3D, and animation lasers.
T W O R O O M S • 2 5 K I L O W A T T S O F S O U N D • L A Z E R S • L I G H T S • V I D E O P R O J E C T I O N • T E C H N I C S 1 2 0 0 s
CONNECT ON RAVE DAY 4 DIRECTIONS:
TOLL FREE 00 + 1 + 866.317.YOGA
$5 BEFORE 9PM / $10 AFTER / 18 +
ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. FOR NEARLY 100 YEARS THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY (ACS) HAS WORKED RELENTLESSLY TO SAVE LIVES AND CREATE A WORLD WITH LESS CANCER AND MORE BIRTHDAYS. TOGETHER WITH SUPPORTERS WORLDWIDE, ACS IS HELPING PEOPLE TO STAY WELL, HELPING PEOPLE TO GET WELL, FINDING CURES, AND FIGHTING BACK AGAINST CANCER.
MASSIVE RESPECT TO THE SUPPORT OF KIKWEAR AS THE “BACK IN ACTION! T O U R” SWEEPS THE NATION, LANDING AT RAVESTRONG WITH FREE KIKWEAR GEAR THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT! CAN’T WAIT TIL RAVESTRONG TO GET YOUR FRESH NEW KIKWEAR? DISCOVER THE NEW OFFERINGS OF THE ICONIC KIKWEAR BRAND CLOTHING AT
SPECIAL THANKS TO STIMLINE VARIETY, SPONSOR SINCE 2005. BLOOMINGTON’S LEADER IN ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE ACCESSORIES, VISIT STIMLINE… WHERE YOU CAN GET WHAT YOU CAN’T FIND!
FURTHER SUPPORT FROM NEWDIGGS, CHROCHET GEAR & APPAREL DESIGNED BY YOU! FROM NYC TO LA, DESIGN YOUR NEWDIGGS TODAY!
100% OF THE COVER CHARGE AND 100% OF ADDITIONAL DONATIONS ARE CONTRIBUTED TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.
R E S P E C T TO ALL THE DJs SPINNING AT RAVESTRONG, TRAVERSING THE NATION WITH C O N T R I B U T I O N S OF LIVE ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC.
LIKEWISE, RESPECT TO THE C O N T R I B U T I O N S OF COORDINATORS, PROMOTERS, PRODUCTION ENGINEERS, AND ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC FANATICS THAT RISE TO THE OCCASION AND INSPIRE US TO RAVESTRONG!
RAVESTRONG EXPRESS DONATIONS
Help the RAVESTRONG crew of electronic dance music professionals and fanatics MAXIMIZE our contribution to the American Cancer Society with a secure direct donation