Sunday, August 5th 2012

The Hush Crew presents:
~ Heart & Sol 2 ~

3 floors/bars, 2 rooms of music, a sun deck & the jazziest house + drum & bass one boat can handle. With a line-up this heavy, we’ll be lucky if we don’t sink this mutha!

If you get hungry, the boat even has a kitchen on board with lots of yummy things to nom on. This is 21+ limited capacity event that will sell out. Discounted presales are now over. Limited amount of $35 dollar tickets available at the door. Get there early!

~ Heart & Sol 2 Sunset Cruise ~
Sunday, August 5th 2012 – 3pm-8pm
Long Beach Harbor, Dock #4
200 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, California 90802

Important info for Sunday 8/5:

•Get there early! Last year we had a bunch of people stuck in traffic freaking out all the way up until they boarded the boat. Don’t stress yourself out. Check in starts at 2pm and boarding starts at 3pm. Stop by, get your wristband and then hang out at any of the great places right next door. Boat leaves the dock at 4pm with or without you.

•You’ll need your ID to pick up your wristbands at will call. No need to print anything else out. This is a 21+ event, no one under 21 will be allowed on board. No exceptions.

•The boat is usually docked right behind Chili’s restaurant. Parking is available in the lot next to the Aquarium of the Pacific or by the Yard House.

•Gents – security may or may not let you wear a baseball hat on board. The venue has assured us they’ll be more lenient with our crowd, but still may ask you to remove it at their discretion. This is boat policy due to gang issues for other parties. If you sport a thuggy style, best to just leave it at home or wear another kind of hat (ie fedora, captain, sombrero, etc).

•No bottle service, no bullshit, no douche-baggery allowed. Keep it classy or keep it at home. Smiles will be checked upon entry. 🙂

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House Room:

★ DJ Dan ★
(InStereo Recordings | Los Angeles, CA)

★ Joplin ★
(Pocket Underground | Pork & Beats | Los Angeles, CA)

★ GiangStar ★
(Star Sessions | JEL-O | West City SF | Los Angeles, CA)

★ Jordan Spigner ★
(Hush Crew | Costa Mesa, CA)

Drum & Bass Deck:

★ Random Movement ★
(Bassdrive | Innerground | Creative Source | Good Looking | Driven AM | Orlando, FL)

★ Scooba ★
(Junglist Platoon | Respect | Los Angeles, CA)

★ Puzz:e Piece ★
(Pork & Beats | Los Angeles, CA)

★ Juicy Dubble ★
(Hush Crew | Hush Radio | Los Angeles, CA)

More about our headliners:
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★ DJ Dan ★
(InStereo Recordings | Los Angeles, CA)

To say he is an American institution wouldn’t be far from the truth when it comes to DJ Dan who has been synonymous with good old American home-grown talent for over two decades now; a record collector, house innovator and true legend of the scene.

Born and raised on the West coast, Dan was entrenched in music from an early age, 1989 to be exact, a time when the rave scene was enduring its birth. It’s a sweeping understatement to say Dan has been at the forefront of dance music culture since the late 1980’s, especially when you consider how he’s shaped trends and sounds in his homeland all his musical life, taking the baton from house luminaries such as DJ Pierre, Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy. Drawing influence from a wealth of musical genres, Dan charts disco, jazz and funk as precursors to his interest in more industrial forms of music including freestyle and some forms of rock.

Sharpening his skills with wax at small clubs in Seattle, Dan’s experience in the late 80’s behind the decks converted into a profound knowledge of what people want on the dance floor, a trait still ingrained in him today. The early 90’s saw Dan move to Los Angeles, feeding the roots of the emerging underground scene in the US, Dan’s after-hours shindig ‘No-Doz’ rounded off debauched weekends for the fledgling DJ, holding down multiple dance floors each Saturday. As the scene exploded Dan was at the centre of a musical revolution; underground promoters snapped up his ability to blend breaks, disco and all things funky that inadvertently placed him as the leading figure on the rave scene.

In 1993; a move to San Francisco with a re-invented sound that lended itself more to acid house and electro, Dan instigated the formation of the legendary group Funky Tekno Tribe that sought to push the boundaries of house music. Dan’s innovative eye for promotion saw him implement the recordings and distribution of ‘mixtapes’, a simple yet revolutionary method that soon developed into a frenzied culture that remains an electronic music mainstay, in various forms, until today. With an ear for good music and eye for new talent, it was at this time that the FTT brought an unknown French duo to tear up one of their parties… Daft Punk never looked back.

This period marked the beginning of the burgeoning breakbeat genre that encapsulated house, dubs and techno. At the heart, DJ Dan, who generated the fused rhythms that were dubbed the ‘West Coast House Sound.’ As global demand grew for his skills behind the turntables, Dan’s 1995 single under the moniker Electroliners was a result of a shift in the American who decided to dedicate more time to producing music. ‘Loose Caboose’ proved to be one of the definitive tracks from the breakbeat era and encompassed the talents that inspired many to follow.

Many visionary artists have queued up to bottle Dan’s unique sound; with a remix discography that reads like a music industry hall of fame; Depeche Mode, New Order, the Pussycat Dolls and a Tribe Called Quest have all enlisted the boss of breakbeat to tap into his hailed production abilities. Earning his first Platinum record in 1999, Dan’s remix of the Orgy cover ‘Blue Monday’ was revered around the world and reaffirmed his reputation on a global scale; re-working seemingly untouchable records with expert precision.

With a firm finger on the pulse, Dan has seen trends and sounds come and go, remaining in the leading pack when it comes to what the public want. Holding down numerous dance floors around the world, from clubs to festivals, including Amnesia Ibiza, Fabric London and Ultra Music Festival Miami to name a few. In 2000, Carl Cox handpicked Dan to share the stage with him on his Phuture tour, whilst Moby recruited his skills to add to the astronomic line up on the Area2 – David Bowie, Tiesto, Busta Rhymes and John Digweed keeping company.

By the time 2008 swung round, Dan had turned his sights to promoting his own label ‘InStereo’; a mammoth North American tour provided the perfect outlet for the innovative label that hosted the epic trip and the even more epic 2×4 DJ sets with Donald Glaude – that have gone down in dance music history.

Having re-worked global megastar P.Diddy, 2009 has followed suit with household names clambering for a piece of Dan. His timeless remix of ‘Paparazzi’ by Lady Gaga did not fail to fill dance floors, whilst his re-touch of the much hyped new single from the new queen of pop ‘Bad Romance’ looks like it will make the same impact. As if that wasn’t enough, Dan has added his electronic music clout to Janet Jackson’s next hit ‘Make Me’ which will see the light of day as we hit 2010.

In 2010 it seems never more appropriate for Dan to have released his first ever artist album. Released in September, ‘Future Retro’ is a retro-cum-futro-spective celebration of the industry that has engulfed Dan for the last twenty years. Exploring the tracks that influenced his own rise to the top, he offers his own fresh versions of classic anthems in a present day context. From Chicago to Detroit to San Francisco, the album’s adventure via the past will take you back to the future on an astronomic journey with the one and only… DJ Dan.

More info:
http://djdan.com/
http://www.facebook.com/DJDanMusic
http://twitter.com/djdanmusic
http://instereorecordings.com/
http://soundcloud.com/djdanmusic
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★ Joplin ★
(Pocket Underground | Pork & Beats | Los Angeles, CA)

With an unusual and intriguing musical upbringing– spanning Bluegrass to Rock, Classical to Jazz and Punk to modern day Electronic, Joplin’s musical style can truly be called eclectic. For the last 12 years, she has been mainly recognized for her deep and funky House grooves, but her more recent repertoire extends far beyond to include Afro-Latin-jazz and Blues influenced Downtempo, Nu Disco, Broken Beat and Funk.

Creator of LA based music and visual collective Pork & Beats, Joplin finds herself building musical “environments” anywhere from yoga studios to downtown warehouses, art galleries to Hollywood clubs, the forest to the desert and beyond. She has run several successful residencies over the years, including Prana in Pasadena, Delay in Long Beach and Venice, the Deep Soul Lounge residing within Marques Wyatt’s Deep-LA, and a 5 year summer residency at Moonshadows in Malibu, still going strong.

2011 saw the release of Joplin and production partner Skaggs well received “Orport EP” on Joshua Heath’s Golden State Recordings, and in January of 2012 Joplin joined the artist roster at Pocket Underground, for whom she has played many times in the past at Lightning in a Bottle, Woogie Nights and various other Pocket related events.

More info:
http://pocketunderground.com/
http://www.facebook.com/joplinshouse
http://soundcloud.com/joplin
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★ Random Movement ★
(Bassdrive | Innerground | Creative Source | Good Looking | Driven AM | Tampa, FL)

Ever since climbing onto the soulful drum and bass vibe 9 years ago with the classic “Stars In The Dark” on Bassbin, Random Movement, aka Mike Richards’ production skills and DJ technique have pushed him to the forefront of state-side drum & bass—drawing in an audience both older and younger. His unique sound has been spread worldwide, with performances at major clubs and festivals across 4 continents. With the release this year of his album Lucky Guess, (out now on Innerground) and many collaborations with Marky & S.P.Y, Mixmaster Doc, Redeyes and Ben Soundscape (of the Insiders), his tracks have turned many heads to his unique skillset in songwriting and production. RM’s soulful, smooth, deep and jazzy vibes have landed releases on Innerground, Liquid V, CIA, Integral, Bassbin, Creative Source, Spearhead, Intrigue, Rubik, Wesbay International and more. Between tours, production, a weekly live radio show on Bassdrive.com, and a monthly podcast, things are continuing to be very productive for this very prolific producer. His uplifting DnB style and great personality are not something to be missed live. Check out Random Movement Radio onwww.bassdrive.com every Wednesday 5-7pm CST

More info:
http://randommovement.org/
http://www.facebook.com/RandomMovement
https://twitter.com/Random_Movement
http://soundcloud.com/randommovement
http://bassdrive.com/
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★ Scooba ★
(Junglist Platoon | Respect | Los Angeles, CA)

Dj Scooba is one of the founding fathers of Junglist Platoon as well as a resident to LA’s longest running Drum and Bass weekly RESPECT. Scooba has played an integral part in the Los Angeles Drum and Bass scene for over a decade and his fan base continues to grow with every set he plays. In 1991 his friends introduced him to Techno/Acid House and the underground scene. He started going to warehouse parties every weekend such as Paw Paw Patch, Aphrodite’s Temple, Double Hit Mickey and all of the R.E.A.L event shows. He was influenced by local DJ’s like Ron D Core, Barry Weaver, DJ Dan, R.A.W.,Doc Martin, Oscar Da Grouch, Joey Beltram, Frankie Bones, Adam X, Aldo Bender, Steve Loria and Michael Cook. He also experienced some live performances by Moby, Digital Boy, Prodigy, Human Resource, N-Joi, and Altern 8.

Around 1994 his friends and himself started a crew called Junglist Platoon which included Oscar Da Grouch, Machete, Clutch, and No Face. They started promoting themselves at clubs with T-Shirts, stickers everywhere they played and went. In 1999 Junglist Platoon alongside new integral members started ***RESPECT*** a weekly Drum and Bass night here in Los Angeles. This weekly club promoted the music and gave Los Angeles DnB clubbers a place to go, dance and congregate. Over the past 12 years their club has grown and has become one of the most respected weeklies in the USA.

In addition to being a resident at RESPECT he has shared billings with producers and DJ’s and MC’s such as Kenny Ken, Fearless, Bailey, DJ Rap, Shy FX, DJ SS, Dr. S. Gachet, Fabio, High Contrast, Marcus Intalex, Grooverider, Adam F, Goldie, Dieselboy, Pendulum, Mampi Swift, Bad Company, Cause 4 Concern, Photek, DJ Zinc, Red One, Krust and DJ Die. Playing at huge clubs such as The World Of Drum And Bass and the United States of Drum And Bass at WMC in Miami as well as many local events like Bassrush, Electric Daisy Carnival, Nocturnal Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, Funktion, Engage, and Rapture.

Scooba has also produced two tracks with Sub Flo and MC Me under the name Shadow Unit for Kenny Ken’s imprint Mix’n’ Blen Recordings with ‘Thief’ and ‘Cylinder’ MNB012. His style varies based on the individual crowds so it’s not a surprise to hear all different genres of DnB from him in a single night. He is known to bring all aspects of Drum and Bass together and make them flow. This is what makes him one of Los Angeles’ best DJ’s and favorite to many. He delivers a track selection sure to heat up any dance floor. His clean, distinct and upfront dance floor mixing styles has definitely come to make him a crowd pleaser, so be prepared to work up a sweat when this LA veteran steps behind the decks.

More info:
http://respectdrumandbass.com/
http://facebook.com/djscooba
http://soundcloud.com/dj_scooba
http://twitter.com/ScoobaOne
http://facebook.com/JunglistPlatoonLA
http://facebook.com/respectclub