Growing up on a goat farm in the desert of Arizona might not be considered the typical American upbringing for the next big DJ and producer, but then again Ghastly isn’t your typical American artist. Many have described the genre bending musician as a partially insane young man with a dark sense of humor. Politely abominable and casually destructive, he wields the catch phrase “born to die” as a mantra to his chaotic lifestyle. His sets have been heralded as “Energetic and eclectic live performances which are sometimes followed by odd speeches about the abnormalities of life, regretful sexual encounters, and well cooked food.”
David Lee Crow finally found his calling with dance music, and it inspired him to pack up and head to Venice Beach, California to live out of his van and pursue a new career in bass-heavy music. It didn’t take long for him to find his place in the scene, as Ghastly quickly claimed himself a position as Bassrush Resident DJ at Exchange LA, and has also secured a number of releases on chart-topping labels such as OWSLA, Buygore, and Dim Mak to name a few.
Ghastly's fuses multiple styles together, uniquely creating hybrid blends of house, trap, and dubstep into a pot-pourri of bass, the young producer definitively pushes the boundaries of the entire EDM scene today, and a handful of the industry’s finest have recognized his potential including Skrillex, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Tchami, DJ Snake, Datsik, Borgore, Zomboy, and Zeds Dead. With slew of mentally-stimulating originals and physically-altering collaborations under his belt, such as his original “Miami Connection” with Jauz and single “Crank It” with Mija & Lil Jon, it’s safe to say that Ghastly is on a mission to redefine dance music for all.
Excision. The name itself presents a terrifying image- a mangled, forced extraction, quite literally “removal by cutting”. It should come as no surprise that the sounds behind this name are just as filthy, brutal, and unforgiving as the namesake suggests.
Excision shows are like no other- a virtual apocalypse of twisting and morphing sounds turn massive crowds into a frenzy, as virtual walls of bass are relentlessly impaled time and time again upon their fragile bodies and ears. Your ears will ring and your eyes will roll into the back of your head as you are suspended in what can only be called a true sensory overload. Bass will rain down from above for hours as Excision’s skills as a DJ and producer shine like an unholy light from the underworld.
The true champion of bass music, Excision hails from Kelowna, British Columbia. The founder of the Rottun label, a bass music conglomerate that has shaped the sound of modern Bass music, Excision has created a vast roster of allies that has only bolstered his spot as a warrior of bass music. Armed with a library of destruction and filth, Excision has time and time again tested the limits of electronic music with vastly different sets that encompass a full range of genres. The things you see and hear during the precious time you are engaged by Excision’s sounds will eclipse your mind for a lifetime, as you are constantly enlightened by the true fervor and energy that only an Excision set can provide.
Jackal is one of electronic music’s most dynamic producers. In less than two years, he has released nearly a dozen mixes and branded himself as a trap mastermind whose heart beats drum and bass. His career erupted in 2013 with the success of “Shakedown,” a heavy beat-dropping original track with crunchy snares and 808s. Almost instantly, the record got picked up by LOUDPVCK, whose up-tempo remix hyped its way to being featured in Under the Electric Sky. Today the song has now reached over a million plays on Soundcloud.
Growing up in England, Jackal started to make music when he was just a kid. As a teenager he listened to mainly heavy metal, but around the age of 18 started exploring drum and bass. This ultimately led him to study music technology at the University of Canterbury where he began producing his signature punchy rhythms. The rise of Skrillex in 2011 inspired Jackal to start making music full-time. He holed up in his room and locked the door, only to emerge later as a seasoned DJ with a sound loud enough to be heard around the world. Since then, he’s debut a number of tracks, including a release on Mad Decent with Grandtheft and an original collaboration featuring CRNKN.
Jackal’s music is repeatedly supported by industry giants like Skrillex, Diplo, Zeds Dead, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Kill the Noise. In November 2014, he finished his first US tour of 37 dates, opening for Minnesota and G Jones on the Mind Machine Tour. Always searching for a fresh sound, he looks forward to bringing new music to his fans around the world.
DJ Bijou will take you down the rabbit hole and spit you out like an erupting volcano. His sets can be described as a walk down the yellow brick road, into the dark forest and out on a white sandy beach. Every set is a journey and he never plays the same set twice. True to his trance roots, he keeps his fundamentals simple, start slow and end fast with each song greater than the next.
His monstrous sets have landed him on stage with Pete Tong, Alvin Risk, Sharam , Destructo, Craze, Alex Metric & Chris Schweizer to name a few. Don't be surprised if you see his name on some of the biggest events in Arizona. This home grown DJ is determined to dominate the city he loves.