Pedro Cruz (1983) born in Vitoria/ES/Brazil and moved to Rio de Janeiro when he was 18 to study production engineering at PUC-Rio.
Started his project Ground Control in the middle of 2004 and in the end of 2008 initiated his electroish side-project called Soundcate.
NAPT Returns to SF on November 19 for an exclusive 2-hour beat-down Award-winning UK breaks/electro/bassline producers joined by SF stalwarts like Motion Potion, Ground Control, Icon, Kapt’n Kirk, Zach Moore, Influence, Trav, Konnekt WHEN: Friday, November 19, 2010. 10pm-4am WHERE: Public Works | 161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 WHO: NAPT – www.napt-music.com SUPPORT: • MoPo (Fully Automated Recordings) • Ground Control (TRBL) • Icon (Opulent Temple) • Kapt’n Kirk (Space Cowboys) • Zach Moore (Space Cowboys) • Influence (Strategik) • Trav (Seismic) • Konnekt (Trust) GENERAL INFO: www.sunsetpromotions.net TICKETS: Discount tickets are limited. As they run out, the price will go up. Available at www.sunsettickets.com or call 415-256-8499 PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS: Sunset Promotions & the Space Cowboys PRESS INFO: Kelly Edwards | email@example.com DETAILS: On Friday, November 19, Sunset Promotions and the Space Cowboys set out to test the limits of Public Works’ Funktion 1 sound system with a night of the most cutting-edge dance music imaginable. The most acclaimed dance-music producers of the past 2 years return to SF after a 6-month hiatus which saw them win repeat “Best Producer” and “Best Track” awards in both Beatport and Breakspoll. NAPT’s live performance is nothing short of electrifying, with both Tomek Naden and Ashley Pope in the mix, constantly improvising, and overlapping. They will be joined by some of the Bay Area’s favorite beatslingers including residents from acclaimed crews like the Space Cowboys, Opulent Temple, Strategik, Seismic, Trust and the TRBL. As Public Works has a smaller capacity than NAPT’s last near-sellout appearance, the show is expected to sell out. Discount advance tickets are available now at www.sunsettickets.com. NAPT, aka Ashley Pope and Tomek Naden, are a multi-award winning British electronic dance music production and DJ duo whose popularity has rocketed in the last 2 years. Their self coined N-Funk sound is a heady concoction of breakbeat, electro and house spawned from the UK underground and informed by a keen ear for the tasteful end of the commercial spectrum. NAPT’s first releases were remixes for major label artists Lumidee and Jon Cutler. NAPT then went on to release a slew of chart topping and critically acclaimed tracks on a host of labels including the award winning Funkatech Records, Sony Records, Fingerlickin Records and more, which have been consistently played on Radio 1, Kiss FM, Triple J etc and featured in major online and offline press including DJ Mag, iDJ, Mixmag, inthemix etc; from the top selling and award winning singles “Gotta Have More Cowbell” and “Make My Day” which have to date racked up over 15,000 sales, to remixes and collaborations with electro-pop act Kish Mauve (Kylie Minogue fame), Mercury Prize nominee MJ Cole, Dubstep luminary G-Double from Anti-Social crew, British drum and bass MC Skibadee, UK soul legend Mica Paris and rising UK Urban star Ashley “Bashy” Thomas. In 2009 NAPT picked up a highly esteemed award from Beatport.com for their remix of Slyde’s “Frequency,” followed by wins for Best Producer, Best Track and Best Remix at Breakspoll. In 2010 they repeated their wins for Best Producer and Best Track at Breakspoll - the first time in the history of the awards that the Best Producer and Best Track categories had been won by the same artist in successive years. As DJ’s NAPT have headlined and performed shows all over the world, from Fabric in London, Glastonbury Festival Somerset to Ambar in Perth the N-Funk continuously infiltrates many a dance floor. NAPT also pioneered the online mix tape with 3 highly successful mix series to date, the latest “Live In The Mix” gaining well over 40,000 downloads. Successfully traversing a multitude of genres the NAPT N-Funk sound refuses to be boxed in with their innovative, mutated, high sheen productions rocking the most discerning of dance floors.