Thursday, September 13, 2012
This week The Prototypes make their Boston debut! Do_not_sleep, this duo is on fire and going places fast… it’s no wonder Friction scooped them up for his Shogun Audio imprint. Opening set by Crook. Cover $10. See you there!
After an astonishing rise to fame, DJ and production duo The Prototypes have rapidly become the most recognized name among the ‘new breed’ of drum and bass artists. Accredited as amongst the freshest and most exciting talents to emerge in recent years its no wonder that leading lights ‘Shogun Audio’ signed them up.
With a trademark big room sound, support for The Prototypes has come from all areas including Andy C, Friction, Sub Focus, Roni Size, Fresh, Pendulum and more. 2011 saw The Prototypes tear apart the Drum & Bass scene gig by gig & track by track, touring all over the UK, Australia & Europe. Firmly cementing their place in the scene as top DJ’s & producers.
It needed to be a big release to follow up their huge anthem ‘Cascade’ but when the massive ‘Born to Rise EP’ dropped on Shogun in October 2011 it tore up the rule book on debut releases. Title track ‘Born to rise’ smashed raves worldwide and received support from the who’s who of the bass music scene, and the anthemic 140 bpm old skool rave mash up ‘Taking me over’ received massive play on BBC Radio 1 from the likes of Zane Lowe and Annie Nightingale, proving that there is more depth to these boys than meets the eye. With all this going on its no surprise that remix work for The Prototypes came in the form of Snoop Dogg, Ed Sheeran, Avicii & Sebastien & Modestep…scoring them A-list play on no other than MTV’s famous dance channel ‘MTV Dance’.
- 20 HAMILTON (Ram | Hospital) UK
- 27 Residents: Crook, Lenore & Assembler
- 04 Proper English (Unprotected Decks) Boston
- Black Envelope (Boston/Russia)
- GRIDLOK (Project 51 | Playaz | Lethal Talent) SF
- Residents featuring MC ARMANNI REIGN (Westbay | Metalheadz | Mental Sharp) Atlanta
Residents: Crook, Lenore & Assembler
Visuals by VJ Bonk