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HUSHcast: Northern Nights

July 17, 2015 @ 12:00 pm PDT


HUSHconcerts creates unique experiences for a blossoming community of live entertainment
aficionados and provides top-notch production and promotion services for artists, producers,
promoters, managers, agents, and brands. HUSHconcerts is a proud product of California and a proponent of progressive values such as race, gender and sexual equality, and environmental sustainability. We are a relentless innovator and a leader in providing creative solutions to the challenges facing entertainment communities in urban settings. HUSHconcerts promises to chase perfection and catch excellence for every facet of its work for its fans, clients, and partners.There’s a reason Trevor Moffitt, aka BONES, has played with many of the top names in electronic music from around the world. Fusing house, garage, deep, ghetto, and techno – BONES brings the dirtiest noise of electronic music today into his DJ sets. His unique and eclectic styles have landed him performances at EDC Vegas, EDC New York, EDC Chicago, HARD Summer, HOLY SHIP, Beyond Wonderland, Snowball/Snowglobe festivals, Coachella parties, and showcases @ SXSW and WMC.

In part to co-owning and managing one of the most popular electronic music outlets in the world Gotta Dance Dirty, he also serves as resident for NIGHT BASS w/ AC Slater and Insomniac’s INCEPTION Saturdays @ Exchange LA.It’s a booty shakin sort of a thing.

A small town boy at heart, Benjamin was born and raised in Colorado, graduating from college in the ski town Durango, CO. After making a name for himself behind the decks, opening up for some of the bigger names to roll through and headline himself, throwing absurd theme parties that were consistently sold out and ample amounts of strange…..he decided it was time to pursue the life of happiness for real, packed his bags, quit his career teaching, and moved out to San Francisco. Now with just two years under his belt in the city, he’s been able to pick up where he left off….and then some. Creating a monthly in the city called ‘You’re Welcome’, bringing in some old and new favorites from all across the underground, and all across the world, has catapulted him to what some might call, a staple in the SF club scene.◊◊◊ COLOUR VISION is a DJ and producer hailing from sunny San Diego. Years of sweaty dancefloor experience led him towards a distinct tropical house and disco sound that he radiates throughout California and beyond the solar system. His journey into the world of production began after years of thrill seeking and soul searching in paradise. What began with a series of disco edits has led to his first original single ‘Sur Chic’ a nu-disco/deep house hybrid that exudes the tropical dance spirit that the name COLOUR VISION has grown to embody. ◊◊◊

He has recently performed at Splash House & has previously opened for acts such as Cut Copy, The Magician, Miami Horror, Rory Phillips, The Juan Maclean, Jacques Renault, Todd Edwards, Plastic Plates, Goldroom, Perseus, Ladytron, Human Life, Midnight Magic, Sneaky Sound System, Hercules & Love Affair, G.L.O.V.E.S., & Grum.Originally from upstate New York, Derek made the pilgrimage to SF soon after Pink Mammoth was born, and immediately took a lead position in the rapid growth of the collective. While holding down a day job as a booking agent/talent buyer at Mighty in San Francisco, Derek helps coordinate all aspects planning our signature Pink Mammoth parties and events.

He’s also known to get quite a groove on behind the decks every now and then.The roots of Marjo Lak’s dj career started in the music festivals of Brazil inspired by the collective celebration that is DANCE. Since 2001 she has been at the forefront of the Brazilian electronic music scene, organizing, promoting, and producing parties. As the electronic music culture developed, Marjo Lak and her friends sought out the slippery sounds of bass lines that moved entire dance floors. In jest, they joked that these beats were buttery in nature… a musical lubricant for the dance floor, and in 2005, the dj collective “Butter Music Brazil” was born. What started out as a joke amongst friends quickly became a respected reference to the tech-house music scene in Brazil.

As an eclectic DJ, Marjo Lak has a vast collection of sounds, whipping up beautiful and energetic sets both for the dance floor and Chill Out rooms…a complex walk from Popular Brazilian, World, Soul, Funk, and Dub music. On the dance floor, her soundtrack is “greasy” in the essence, without limitation: a hypnotic fusion of Tech-House music, a good core of clear basslines, tubular textures with both vocal and tribal elements, always going for dynamic mix influenced by funk, disco, jazz and cabaret styles.Halloran is a recent addition to San Francisco’s DJ community. His exploration in dance music first began with a mind blowing visit to Burning Man. Fresh perspectives both musically and spiritually naturally manifested into more exploration. His sensational experience moved into another trip, this time to South America where he witnessed the power of live music and latin culture for over a full year. Young Halloran returned to SF, where his journey led into underground music. It wasn’t long before his passion within exploring led him to collecting music and djing, and shortly after his return he found himself behind the decks at his first underground gig. Thoughtful, joyful, groovy and heart-moving music flooded his sets and he soon became affiliated with The Kazbah crew. Halloran’s goal in 2015 is simple, ‘keep playing music for people!’Jason Paul aka Dj Jsun is a California native who’s roots run deep in the electronic music scene. Since his introduction to house music in the early 90’s, Jsun has been working hard towards supporting the progression of electronic music and helping to establish Northern California as an important hub for the collective movement of all genres of underground dance music. In 1999 Jsun Co-founded Deep Groove Society, an event collective consisting of the most talented djs, producers, and artist in Nor Cal that bring world-class dance music to remote Humboldt County, California. For the last 12 years Jsun’s ability to mix rare, classic, and new styles of all music genres has established himself as one of the top Dj’s in Northern California. Jsun’s skills as a dj, producer, and promoter earned him a seat on the 2005 Pancha Mama tour in Nantes, France as well as other bookings at Madrid’s Taboo and Club Blue in Mykonos, Greece. Jsun’s dedication and love for electronic music carries over every Sunday night where he and other DGS djs are residents for their infamous Sundaze night at the Jambalaya in Arcata, CA where they are constantly raising the bar and bringing big names in all genres to perform. No matter what style of music being played, from House to Hip-Hop, Salsa to Dubstep, Jsun’s ability to manipulate sound will have you moving in a way that is good for the mind, body, and soul. It is safe to say that Humboldt County’s underground electronic music scene would not be what it is today if it was not for the innovation, dedication, and skill of Jsun and the other DGS musicians putting their blood, sweet, and beats out for the people to enjoy. We love music and we allow music to love us!San Francisco based vocal artist24-year-old, Santa Cruz-based dubstep artist Travis Egner Williams produces melodically infused dance floor bangers under the persona LabRat. He exploded onto the EDM scene in 2010 with his bootleg of The XX track Crystalized which was featured on many top YouTube channels around the world. Word spread quickly about LabRat’s unique drops and synths. In 2011 he was picked up by GruntWorthy Music where he released his debut EP ‘Test Subject’, receiving much critical praise. Working off the release hype LabRat had a great 2012 rocking the Emission Festival and other underground festivals in and around the San Francisco Bay Area featuring his face slaying bass. Online, LabRat’s popularity has gone viral. Hundreds of new fans join the base each month. He is regularly featured on top blogs such as The Untz, Earmilk.com Dubstep.net and TheDubstepChannel.
LabRat is producing more music than ever and breaking into new
markets. This spring he hits the road for his first national tour and will release his second EP soon afterward. Keep an eye out for LabRat in your area.Malarkey is an old Irish slang word used in the 1920’s as an expression equivalent to jive, gibberish, or nonsense. All guff aside; Patrick Malone (aka DJ Malarkey) is one of the hardest working DJ’s to recently emerge out of Sonoma County (North Bay) area. Upon his return to Sebastopol in 2004, having graduated from recording arts school in Los Angles, he quickly jumped back into the club circuit as a full time DJ, engineer & event producer. It didn’t take long for his funky broken-beat sound to kick up dust among event crowds, catering to both lounge and dance floors alike. His Juke Joint parties have helped pioneer the alternative dj sounds of ‘nu-funk’, making a huge impact on the dance music scene in the small town of Sebastopol and on the west coast for the past 2 years.
Malarkey has the keen ability to ascend fluidly from an early hour lounge funk, to peak time break beat shakers making him incredibly dynamic on the stage. Knowing when and where to go with the music, his sets are always evolving as a multi-genre melting pot of heavy broken funk, sexy latin shakers, boogie hip hop & banging breaks at all tempos.Mr.415 has been mixing music for nearly two years now, and has been involved with music for his whole life. He started off mixing Top Forty for 8th grader parties, but has since added House, Bay, Dubstep, Rave, and Mashups to his menu. Based in the Emerald Triangle, Mr.415 loves to play music that makes people move.Born and raised in the bay area, Papa Lu absorbed all of the underground music around him from Hip Hop to house. His first passion was with Hip Hop and as soon as he graduated from High School he dove right into the business of throwing parties. He worked with classic artists of the true school era like Digable Planets, Digital Underground, Gang Starr, Kool Keith, and many more. During that time several house music pioneers like Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, Dj Sneak, Heather, Colette, etc were making waves at that same venues he was throwing hip hop parites. From that exposure he made a quick transition into producing house music events like his Night Moves party at Monarch SF. In the process he became obsesed with finding exciting new artists and emerging sounds to book at his parties. After completely immersing himself in dance music it was only natural for Papa Lu to start his carear as a DJ opening and closing for cutting edge and legendary artists and gaining new fans at every gig.Rachel Torro is carving out a unique space in the San Francisco House Music scene with an aesthetic that draws from her adventurous musical background. Her musical passion has been influenced by artists like Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and LCD Soundsystem. She combines a mature breadth of taste with a youthful playfulness colored by her post-adolescent history of psychedelic rock revelry. Her song selections weave a voice that is all her own–minimal, deep and tech house sensibilities build upon and support each other in a grounded but intricately textured experience. In addition to sharing the stage with staples like Atish, Hot Since 82, Lee Burridge, Luca Bachetti and Nico stojan, Rachel is the resident DJ and musical director for Morning Glory SF, an early morning, pre-work conscious dance party.Slaptop was born in the abandoned buildings and forgotten beaches of the Northern California Coast. His music evokes feelings of wandering through sun-soaked adventures and chasing a wild youthful spirit. His debut single, ‘Sunrise,’ is about a group of friends embarking on an all-night adventure that culminates in watching the sunrise together. They call it a ‘Sunsquad.’ The single was fittingly written and produced over the course of one night in Slaptop’s college dorm room.Humboldt County/West Coast Bass Producer. Bringing a unique breed of psychedelic bass beats to the people.Amanda Marks, performing as Violin Girl, is a Las Vegas native and a professional violinist and vocalist. She has been studying the violin since the age of two, and was originally classically trained through the Nevada School of the Arts. Amanda was vocally trained from the age of 10, participating in the University Children’s Chorale and various other choral groups and show choirs. She also received private vocal training from Elena Ferrante-Martin.

Amanda’s true passion is for violin freestyle, which she specialized through a year of full-time street performance on the Las Vegas Strip in 2013. Amanda takes dance music tracks, often being mixed live by DJs, and improvises over them on the electric violin, thus creating a unique sound synthesis of electronic music and live instrumentation. Additionally, she performs solo with a combination of violin and voice. In summer 2013, Amanda took her work to a new level when she performed at the inaugural year of the Northern Nights Music Festival in California alongside DJ3W. She has since worked with DJs from multiple countries and featured at notable venues like Burning Man ’14, Northern Nights ’14, Zero Point Festival ’14 and ’15, Forgotten City Festival ’15, Drai’s, Artisan, Brooklyn Bowl, House of Blues, Hard Rock Cafe, etc. Amanda is currently working on recording collaborations with various DJs, producers, and musicians.Well versed in any genre, Whitlock has opened up for Steve Aoki, Datsik, Dirtyphonics, Kill The Noise, Hard Rock Sofa, Krewella, Felix Cartal, Cazzette, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Sander Van Doorn, Rebecca & Fiona, Skism, Zombie Nation, Audrey Napoleon, Dodge & Fuski, Lazrtag, Arnej, Minnesota, and K Theory including performances at EPR, Ruby Skye, DNA Lounge, The Senator Theatre, Concow Wild Mountain Faire, 33 Steaks and Booze, LaSalles and Lost on Main. He is also the founder of the local based company EPIC Productions.A modern day artist who expresses great diligence through all of his work, Zima performs upon the balance beam of commercial and underground success. Over the years, Zima has accomplished various achievements in his musical career. Including a chart topping debut EP titled Picture This, which hit #1 on Beatport, and is also held in high regard by Insomniac Events CEO, Pasquale Rotella as an “act to see” after winning first place at the 2014 EDC Las Vegas Discovery Project. His music revolves around the traditional four-on-the-floor house beat, but he refuses to follow any mainstream trends. Regarded as an “ear to the ground” producer, Zima’s groovy songwriting abilities typically provide a melancholy strut of deep and colorful vibes combined with dark and techy influences. A Ukrainian native, Zima grew up on an island off the coast of the metropolitan district of San Francisco that is Alameda, which some call the “Coney Island” of the West. Through his passion for DJing and superb crowd-reading abilities, he’s managed to build a name for himself through the pipeline of the underground warehouses to the budding, world-renowned nightclubs in the Bay Area.


July 17, 2015
12:00 pm PDT




Northern Nights Music Festival
Cooks Valley Campground
Cooks Valley, CA 95542 United States
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