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Friday, May 12th!
Sound-Bar and Chaotica bring you a double-header featuring Bare Noize & Emalkay!
Cover is $20. RSVP for free admission before 11:30pm. Advance tickets are strongly encouraged and available at http://bit.ly/BareNoizeEmalkaySB
Bare Noize have become some of the world’s most sought after producers since their early work in 2009. Instantly you could see that their combined multiple instrument skills, audio engineering and an ear from precision production were going to lay the foundation for them quickly becoming a formidable contender in the electronic producer scene. Their development and consistent drive for improving technique and sound quality can be seen through their initial discography. Tracks such as ‘Chucky’ 2009 and ‘Filth Lummox’ established them as one’s to watch amongst an evolving breed of producers within dub step’s more technical variant. With all eyes on the London based production duo the Foreign Beggars asked them to remix Medison feat. Skrein for their imprint Dented which led to one of the biggest Dubstep anthems of 2010 ‘Harry’.
The track took Bare Noize’s profile to another level, amassing YouTube hits into the millions they gained global recognition attracting the attention of major labels as Atlantic records and Polydor and more notably a young artist, yet to release a record, by the name of Skrillex.
Sharing music and production tips, a trans-Atlantic friendship emerged and collaboration developed amalgamating into Bare Noize Featuring two tracks on Skrillexs’ Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites released on DeadMau5’s Mau5trap.
In 2011, with remixes for UK number one acts including Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding and the acclaimed Lady Gaga, the public really woke up to the Bare Noize sound. With new audiences and core fans supporting them Bare Noize release ‘Prepare To Die’ And ‘Twilight Zone’ On Borgore’s record label staying true to their ethos of premium production quality whether it be a club track production for other pop artists.
Early 2012 Saw Bare Noize raise the bar linking up with former collaborator Skrillex for a free release on his OWLSA label entitled “Kill The Silence”. With their sound developing further Bare Noize caught the attention of premier labels and artists and produced remixes from Bellasona for Ultra Records, DJ Shadow and also UK top 40 artists Drumsound and Bassline Smith on their radio hit, ‘Through The Night’. In the latter quarter 2012 Bare Noize released ‘See the Light’ on Mau5trap. The collaboration with Foreign Beggars featured on the multi million selling game FIFA 2013 and proved to be the highest selling track on the Foreign Beggar’s “Uprising” Album.
As avid gamers Bare Noize were invited to Dj at the call of Duty Launch Party 4 in London, to play a special intimate party for COD4 fans and Bare Noize fans alike, further afield they enjoyed international notoriety embarking on two back to back tours with Datsik and Funtcase along side an Australian tour with Ministry of Sound and reaching some key festivals in Asia. This year Bare Noize continue to tour internationally kicking the year off appearances at SXSW and WMC in Miami.
Crusader of all things bass, Martin Knowles – or as we know him, Emalkay – has proven himself to be one of Dubstep’s most formidable characters. He has cemented himself as a pivotal figure in the scene, playing a vital role in igniting a movement within the sound in 2009 which eventually became the modern Dubstep sound. His influence is unmistakably apparent in so many emerging artists and songs today, it’s something he is very proud about.
It all started in his hometown of Birmingham way back in 2002 where he, with the help of his family of MCs, would scorch the airwaves weekly on pirate radio station, Silk FM. It was here that his love of dubplate culture, bass and DJing grew and it wasn’t long before he had his first outing in the form of a limited white label EP in 2003, built in the bedroom with fellow radio DJ, D.e.e.p. It was dark, energetic and pushed the boundary of what was the popular underground sound of at that time, which we now know as Grime. Trademarks that have since become synonymous with his name throughout his career right up to this moment.
More grime and proto-dubstep releases followed soon after but It wasn’t until 2007, with Dubstep still in it’s infancy that he gained prominence with his gut-twisting roller, “Mecha”. What followed over the next 2 years were a slew of releases that were received with great acclaim and gained him a great deal of recognition all over the world. “Explicit/Heroics” in 2009 being a good example of just how far his sound had come and yet as uncompromising as ever. By now he was playing regularly across the UK and Europe and creatively this became a significant driving force behind his music. It was then at the end of 2009 that, wanting to do something bigger and bolder, Emalkay was ready to unleash his next weapon, “When I Look At You”. Voted Dubstepforum’s best track of ’09 and described by Pitchfork as “Irresistable” and by Clash Magazine as “a monster”, it was a track that shook the genre from it’s very feet. Some have since called it a game changer but Martin, characteristically grounded as always, described it as “A tune that needed to be made.”
By this time, it should be noted, Emalkay was enjoying a highly successful remix career. His reworks of Pendulum’s “Watercolour” and Faithless’ “Sun to Me” in 2010 along with his more dark and rolling transformation of Miike Snow’s “Silvia” the following year showed the world just how explosive and innovating his approach could be. The successes of all this enabled him to bring his sound to some of the biggest festivals around the world including Glastonbury, Bestival, EDC, Tomorrrowland and Dour Fest to name but a few. He also frequented the notorious London club, Fabric. It was actually his experiences there that inspired him to write the 2011 shocker, “Fabrication”. A track that still hasn’t ceased to find it’s way into the sets of bass music DJs ever since. This was also the year of the long-awaited and much anticipated album, “Eclipse”. By capturing the darker tendencies of his earlier output and combining it with the dance floor energy he came to love, Emalkay had managed to craft something truly original and yet somehow reminiscent. His flirtations with jungle and hardcore proved to be very popular, with “Crusader” garnering radio play from the likes of BBC Radio 1 and had ravers reaching for their chests as their ribcages rattled from the sheer weight of the bass line.
Knowles’ remix magic struck yet again with his bass-soaked rework of Deliah’s breathe in 2012. As well as troubling dance floors across the board, this song would later become the theme song for UK’s popular TV show, Dynamo. After parting ways with his label later that year, Emalkay struck up a partnership with long time friends UKF to unleash two big hitters, “Bring it Down” and “The Line” (featuring his long time friend, Glen Boden on vocals). The two proved to be hugely popular and based on the previous successes with the channel, in the following year AEI (co-owner of UKF) and Emalkay joined up to form a new label “Bring It Down Records”. Since then, Emalkay has kept up his refreshing and hard-hitting approach to bass music with his EP “For the People” in 2013, followed by an explosive remix EP and “Tomorrow” in 2014, a collaboration with Dubstep legend and old friend, Caspa.
With an announcement of an album in the works and a firing technostep remix for the Glitch Mob just dropping, 2015 looks to be a very exciting year indeed for the bass bringer from Birmingham.