The residents get it on this week!
This week, DJ Dara (Breakbeat Science | POTD) transports us through the 20-year progression of drum n’ bass from 1994-2014! This will be a 2-hour set and it’s also pretty clearly going to be off the hook! Opening set by The Loft legend Jordan Dare aka Crime Scene. Visuals by Jeff Mission. Cover $10. Boh!
It’s time to bring back one of our favorite dj duos: Big & Dope! Get ready to dance! dance! dance! Opening set by Fox. Visuals by Jeff Mission. Cover $5. See you there!
The time has come to celebrate the life of our dear friend and brother, the one-and-only Jay Prez, in the most appropriate way we can think of: Elements throwdown style! We are blessed that members of the Prez family will be in attendance, including Mama Prez aka Mrs. President aka Patricia. The cover is $5 and all proceeds will go to the John Hopkins Epilepsy Center, a place that Jay had felt strongly about. Thanks to Bianca and Patricia for their direction in selecting the organization. The DJs, specially curated by Ryan Conte, are listed below.
MC Josiah Scribes
Visuals by Ian Nault, with extra visual assistance from Teddy. See you there Elements fam!
Maztek makes a stop at Elements on his first US tour! The one-of-a-kind Maztek sound appeals to such a wide audience that in a short amount of time, he’s signed releases to a variety of top-tier dnb labels like Hospital, Blackout, ProgRam, Eatbrain and Renegade Hardware to name a few. Opening set by Fox. Visuals by Jeff Mission. Cover $10. I think we all know this is a no brainer.
We took another month off but we’re back and we’re double loaded with ill beats. Hope to see you there, elements crew! Cover $5
Alix Perez is a dnb hero that needs no introduction. He finally makes his long, long-awaited first US tour this week, and he touches down in Boston! It’s about to get real. Opening set by Lenore. Cover $15
Belgian born Alix Depauw is the face behind production stature Alix Perez, now regarded as one of the most ground breaking and innovative producer-DJ of his generation. Shortly after his debut release, Alix sees himself catapulted to the fore front of the drum and bass scene carrying an ever growing reputation and sought after catalogue of music.
With a history of critically acclaimed releases on legendary labels such as Metalheadz, V recordings and Soul:R, Alix goes on to sign exclusively to Friction’s very own imprint Shogun Audio, the home of his remarkable debut album “1984”. Straying from the traditional confines of Drum and Bass, 1984 goes onto be one of the most highly anticipated and rated electronica albums of 2009 and beyond, gaining extraordinary reviews and extensive support globally.
With collaborations ranging from legendary soul vocalist Peven Everett to lyricists Foreign Beggars, 1984’s prominence in the history of drum and bass is further cemented with chart topping positions and rare reviews in publications such as the Metro, Mixmag and more. This leads onto remixes for staple labels such as Ninja Tunes for household names such as DJ Food, Hadouken and more.
Sigma makes its long-awaited second elements appearance, and Friday is a holiday! It’s gonna get rude up in there! Sigma’s first appearance went down as an all-time elements favorite for many. Come find out why! Opening set by Lenore. Visuals by Czargb. Cover $10
Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie aka Sigma, need no introduction. From early releases on labels such as Hospital & Viper recordings and the seminal All Blue on DJ Zinc’s Bingo imprint (Drum and bass arenas’ most downloaded track of all time!) they have cemented themselves as an integral part of the scene. Anthems such as Night and Day, The Jungle, Stronger & collaborating with DJ Fresh on the 2011 single Lassitude took Sigma to the top of the drum and bass roster.
With respect now gained within the scene as producers and highly sought after DJs, Sigma continue to maximise their profile within the realms of D&B and beyond it. Claiming the ‘hottest record in the world’ accolade on zane Lowe & having their track ‘Lassitude’ as a featured ‘record of the week’ on Greg James’ Radio 1 show has helped to introduce their sound to a much wider audience. The guys have provided official remixes for the likes of Ellie Goulding, Eric Prydz, Groove armada, Skepta, Sway, Rusko & for the latter have received playlist additions on radio 1 & 1xtra. Adding to this, Sigma picked up the Best Breakthrough Dj award at the DnB arena awards.
2011 saw the release of their long anticipated Night and Day ep drop on their own imprint, Life Recordings. The ep showed the diversity that Sigma have become famed for over recent years. The title track received mainstream attention with daytime exposure on radio 1, capital radio & 1xtra.
Sigma continued on from this with huge remixes of Special Dedication, ‘stand up’ one of their most sort after tunes of late and their remix of Rusko, Somebody to love. The track has over 3million plays on YouTube and the pace isn’t slowing down! Off the back of the remix, Rusko asked the guys to support him on his mammoth 30 date college tour of the USA and Canada.
The past few years have been the busiest to date for Sigma with the guys extensively touring the Uk, Europe Australasia & The USA and embarking on the support for DJ Fresh’s first live UK tour. Together with this, the guys are currently working on their much anticipated first album something that will excite the underground and mainstream alike.
With regular UKF and BBC Radio 1 support, the future is looking even brighter after the success of their worldwide club anthem, “Rudeboy” ft. Doctor, as well as huge support for their recent remixes for DJ Fresh and Route 94. Seeing Sigma become the most in demand Drum n’ Bass remixers in the UK with even a free giveaway bootleg remix being picked up by Daytime Radio 1. Sigma ‘s 2014 has kicked off with a US and European Tour and is set to be their biggest yet, keep watching this space!
Residents: Crook, Lenore & Fox
One of Ram Records’ biggest stars touches down in our very own hood next week! Opening set by Fox. Let’s get it on.