BASS SICK! is dedicated to bringing a diverse range of electronic artists together in the Cincinnati area under the umbrella of all things BASS! This week will feature 13 DJs on 3 stages covering both floors of the Mad Frog, featuring local drum n bass legend DJ TROLL, house head RICK ALWAYS, drumstep prodigy PSEUDOCYDE, and breaks diva LADY BANDIT with massive local support!! Amazing black light artwork by Greg Figg of the Figg Dimension will be on hand for your viewing pleasure. We also have large wooden dance floors, thundering bass, eye-popping visuals, laser beams, fire poi, extraterrestrials, 6000 arcade games on the projection, a large outdoor patio for smoking, cheap drinks, good people and good times! What makes it great is it's just a 5 minute walk from UC campus, so college students are stumbling distance from home!
C.B.S. / Sweat Sessions / O.G. Selecters / Cincinnati, OH/NKY
Dum N Bass
A 23-year veteran deejay, Troll is revered as one of the early pioneers of the US drum and bass (DnB) movement and the first herald of the Jungle/DnB sound in Cincinnati. Influenced heavily by 80’s alternative, synth-pop, industrial, acid-house, and breakbeat—he discovered the DnB movement from its predated roots to all of its sub-genre’s. He is a founding member of the legendary CBS crew and worked at Clubhead Records as its DnB specialist. In addition to being a household name during the Midwest rave movement, he has held club residencies at DV8, The Warehouse, Clique, Rinse Cycle, GravityBass, and Sweat playing all different types of dance music—but always having an affinity for the underground DnB sound.
Urban Pioneer / Cincinnati, OH
In 1997 Rick found his love for electronic music. After experimenting with many genres including electro and breaks he finally settled on the chunky and dirty side of house. Since then he has immersed himself in dance music while behind the decks, on the floor, or promoting the night. He has become a powerhouse in the promotion world and has given dance music a much needed renovation in the Greater Cincinnati area. Rick redefines the meaning of dance music, each one of his performances being more unique than the previous.
Run DDT / Dayton, OH
Dumstep / Drum N Bass
An electronic dance music purveyor and DJ culture disciple, Pseudocyde has been captivating, inspiring and moving crowds in clubs, raves, houses and warehouses alike, with focused purpose and conviction for an entire decade. Blurring the lines dividing the hypest Drum n' Bass and the evolving Drumstep sound, Pseudocyde’s DJ sets demonstrate unparalleled originality, defining a distinct balance between superb track selection and flawless mixing styles.
Break On Thru Productions/Give Us A Break! Records/E.T.A./Boomsquad / Cincinnati, OH
Sexy Bitchin Breakz
Taking turntables as a debt in 2002, Lady Bandit fell upon this opportunity to dj, so she took it! Beth said the only way she'd ever stop djing would be if she stopped having fun or stopped progressing. Now,10 years later she's still bangin out dancefloors throughout the midwest and beyond. Known as the, "Midwest Breakbeat Queen", is a native out of Dayton, Ohio. Her style is know as "Sexy Beats" whether it's Breaks, House or Drum & Bass! Miss Bandit makes sure to always keep the basslines dirty & sexy with the beats still funky!
Beth's starting out her sound with the original influences of producers DJ Fixx, Icey, Tony Faline, Infiniti, Sharaz & nameless others in the "Funky Florida Breaks" movement!! Then today incorporating that style of "Nu Skool Funk & Tech-Funk" that Lee Coombs, Meat Katie, Dylan Rhymes, Elite Force, Stanton Warriors, Plump DJ's & Krafty Kuts bring today!
Lady Bandit has had the honor of sharing the stage with such amazing EDM DJ's as Paul Oakenfold, Dirty Vegas, Bad Boy Bill, Angel Alanis, Green Velvet, Misstress Barbara, Craze, Christopher Lawrence, Darude, Frankie Bones, Claude Vonstroke, Plump DJ's, DJ Icey,Vaski, Adam X, DJ Fixx, Antiserum, Dara, Atomic Babies, John B, Baby Anne, Wolfgang Gartner, Dieselboy, Micro and the list goes on. As of 2011 Beth had officially kicked off her new production label, "Break On Thru" Productions," throwing full scale events in the Cincinnati area! You can also check out Lady Bandit under the alias DJ SazzaFrazz, playing Drum & Bass! Be sure to catch Miss Bandit in a city near you!
Run DDT / Foundations / Cincinnati, OH
As one of the vanguard of a new breed of dj to break onto the scene out of Cincinnati, Ethan Crum aka Throwdown Organix has been letting his presence be known over the last couple years by making a statement of quality with his signature style and enthusiastic stage presence. If you're looking for a dose of authentic Dubstep that will rattle your chestplate, Throwdown Organix has you covered, mixing the freshest tunes seamlessly while bringing a hip hop style ethos to the 1s and 2s. Expect nothing but the best in modern bass music from this purveyor of the low frequency.