FREAKNIGHT 9: RESURRECTION
The NW's 9th Annual Halloween Ritual.
OCTOBER 29th, 2005
QWEST FIELD EVENTS CENTER: East Hall
1000 Occidental S
Saturday, October 29th 2005, USC Events will be resurrecting its most anticipated annual event: FreakNight. 2005 marks the 9th anniversary of the Northwest’s Annual Halloween Ritual. 2004 was said to be the final chapter of this hallowed massive, a decision that came to haunt us in the end. Come with us, as we unite the NW again, for a night of world class talent and Halloween madness. A revival of the masses!
Freak Night began as a party and now 8 years later, it has evolved into the Internationally recognized festival it is today. This year's event boasts over 90,000sf of multicultural activities for the masses, located in the safe confines of the Qwest Field Events Center.
This year's event will consist of THREE MASSIVE AREAS featuring...
www.pauloakenfold.com | www.perfecto-fc.com | United Kingdom
Paul was born and raised in London, England and began mixing at the age of 16. His artist project is Bunkka, the first genuine Paul Oakenfold album, was released by Perfecto Records in summer 2002 and confronted many people’s pre-conceptions of Paul Oakenfold and received ‘The Best Album’ award at USA Dancestar Awards in 2003. Paul’s latest groundbreaking achievement came with the nominations for the 47th Annual GRAMMY® Awards announced December 7th 2004 – which nominated his latest album “Creamfields Mixed By Paul Oakenfold” in the brand new category Best Electronic/Dance Album. Under his belt for 2004 was work on the phenomenal “Shrek 2” and the Michael Mann Tom Cruise movie “Collateral”, and the yet to be released “Elvis Has Left the Building”. Paul also scored the Warner Brothers movie "Swordfish" produced by Joel Silver (Producer of The Matrix). Paul’s move into the world of Hollywood music production has been remarkably rapid; within a three year period he has earned credits on many movie projects including “Golden Eye”, “Planet of the Apes”, “Signs”, “Austin Powers”, and “Matrix:Reloaded”. 2004 saw Paul also achieved recognition for his scoring of video games – receiving a nomination for a ‘Spike TV Video Game Award’ for his soundtrack contribution to the Electronic Arts Game, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent. Paul was recently featured in a new TV series in the US - "The Club," which is currently shown on Spike TV. Paul is currently in the studio recording his second solo album in addition to his relentless gigs and production projects.
GABRIEL & DRESDEN
Organized Nature | Nettwerk Records | Motorcycle | Andain | www.grabrielanddresden.com | San Francisco
Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden - better known as Gabriel & Dresden - boast one of the most impressive resumes in contemporary dance music, with over half a dozen #1 Billboard Dance chart hits to their credit, including remixes for Annie Lennox ("Pavement Cracks"), Jewel ("Intuition"), Sarah McLachlan ("Fallen"), and "Me Against The Music" by Britney Spears featuring Madonna. They release their debut on Nettwerk, a 2-CD album titled 'Bloom', on September 7th.
www.grayareamusic.com | Chicago
Over the last three years, Grayarea have become recognized for their innovative original productions & remixes. During that time, their records have been showcased by everyone from John Digweed & Nick Warren to Paul Oakenfold & Tiesto. But their music is best heard in their world renowned live show, which blurs the line between electronics and traditional live instrumentation with a wall of sound, sweat, and energy that a traditional rock band would be hard pressed to match.
Sirius Satellite Radio | www.liquidtodd.com | NYC
Liquid Todd has been hosting and producing cutting edge radio shows for over a decade. His latest creation is the new ALTERED STATE show which airs Friday nights (1-3am) on 103.5 WKTU "The Beat of New York." ALTERED STATE can also be heard online, worldwide on www.ktu.com. First and foremost a fan of music - all music - Liquid Todd broke new ground by being the first to spin "electronica" on the commercial airwaves in Boston - first on 101.7 WFNX, then on 104.1 WBCN - then in New York on 92.3 K-Rock (WXRK). A longtime champion of dance and dj culture, Todd has created thousands of new groove-hungry fans from his radio show, mix cd releases and memorable live performances. Liquid Todd's most recent dj mix cd - "Liquid Todd - Solid State" was released in February of 2002 and received a nomination for "Best Compilation" in the Dancestar World Dance Music Awards in London.
USC | Natural Progression | www.dj-eva.com | Seattle
Eva’s legendary sets have won the hearts of many, and gained her a legion of fans in the process. Her expertise behind the decks have placed her alongside the world’s most famous names: Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, Judge Jules, John Digweed, Felix Da Housecat and Benny Benassi, are just some of the giant list that reads like the who’s who of dance music.
Dragon Entertainment | www.djchronus.com | Seattle
Regarded as one of the Northwest's best progressive DJs, Chronus has rocked Seattle's most prolific clubs, opened for some of the biggest names in the industry, and extended his reach as far as Circus in Hollywood. Coined "Seattle's progressive prodigy" (by Hardscience Recordings) and acclaimed by MarQ, "Chronus is the prog master of Seattle, his top notch track selection, and rock solid mixing are unmatched...". Don't miss this very rare all-ages appearance!
THE CRYSTAL METHOD DJ Set!
www.thecrystalmethod.com | Los Angeles
Ever since they started making their first singles in the mid 90’s out of the Bomb Shelter--their congested home studio in Los Angeles, California--Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland of The Crystal Method have held strong as forerunners of the electronic music revolution in America. A Grammy nomination; a slot on Linkin Park’s recent monster benefit for their Music For Relief fund; catwalk DJ’s for Rock ‘N Republic’s Fall 2004 Los Angeles Fashion Week show; and “Community Service,” their popular Friday night weekly radio show on Indie 103.1 FM--these are all small parts of what makes up The Crystal Method’s overall recent presence. The follow-up mix album in 2005 is dedicated to bringing fans the freshest and most exciting selections in what they love most: break-beat music.
System Recordings | Zone Records | Essential Mix | www.djicey.com | Florida
Discovered by BBC Radio 1 DJ and longtime A&R kingpin Pete Tong, Icey became the first American producer to sign to his ffrr label in 1997 as an artist, and then the first American DJ to be selected to record a prestigious "Essential Mix". With over 200 12” singles under his production belt, the “King of Breaks” has SoundScanned over 300,000 units in North America alone.
www.uberzone.net | Los Angeles
Uberzone is the brainchild of southern California native Q (named after the "gizmo" -loving James Bond character). Like his namesake, Q is a die-hard collector of all things electronic, and has been collecting electronic-music gear since his early teens. His early singles, "Botz" and "The Freaks", released on taste-maker indie dance label City of Angels, were critically acclaimed club tracks that established Q as one of the leading American producers of breakbeat music. These singles were charted consistently by DJs like Florida's DJ Icey and the UK's Adam Freeland, among others. His remixes of Sarah McLachlan, The Crystal Method and BT also established him as one of the biggest names in the American dance scene. Spin Magazine named Uberzone as one of the six producers to create "the biggest beats ever."
Pure Phunk | www.sickbeats.com | www.nexusartists.com | Vancouver, BC
The cold front hovering Canada’s west coast music scene has recently warmed to the breakbeat sound. A whole new culture has taken hold. This radical change of climate has unleashed a ‘Nu’ epidemic from Vancouver: the duo known as Influenza. Symptoms may include feverish bass, infectious groove, and a nasty case of funk. (Onset is immediate and there is no known cure.) Jason Craig (Oddmud), who had been spinning breaks for 2 years at that point, decided he wanted to take it to the studio. For this, he found both a mentor and partner in Jeff Malcolm (Psidream); and conveniently for him, Jeff had already logged his share of years in the studio.