Hard to believe it has been a year since FACE MELT began. Over the past 12 months we’ve showcased a slew of up-and-coming local / touring talents from the ever-expanding world of Beats & Bass music, and at our 1 year anniversary we’ll keep that trend rolling.
Joining us in March is the Muti Music recording artist ill.Gates. Recently signed to BASSNECTAR’s Amorphus Music, this URB Next 100 musician & certified Ableton instructor has been blowing up the festival circuit for the past few years. And this show marks his 1st solo headline appearance in Chicago. Local support includes DJ Belly (Futhersound), Raj Mahal (Push Beats), host Prob Cause, and the usual band of FACE MELT residents.
As a special addition to our 1 year celebration, local DJs & beat makers are invited to submit their mixes / tracks for a chance to perform at the ill.Gates concert. Produced in conjunction with Cutz on Cuts & Part Time Sucker Radio (WNUR), the contest’s winner will be decided via Facebook ‘likes.’ And the top 3 contestants will perform at an exclusive showcase 3/22/2012 broadcast live via UStream & WNUR. The entry deadline is 3/9/2012, and the contest begins 3/10/2012. Contestants can submit their music now to ill.contest (at) facemeltchicago.com. More info can be found at http://facemeltchicago.com/blog/contest.
Presented by Ground Lift Media, FACE MELT is a monthly event series which showcases envelope-pushing artists on a local, national, and international level. The 2012 programming schedule includes Live Bands, Live PA sets, DJs/Turntablists, & Touring Acts spanning genres like Dubstep, Glitch, Electronic, Hip-Hop, and Beat-related. And if that’s not enough, the resident roster boasts some of Chicago’s finest talents –Maker (Stonesthrow, Now-Again), DJ Intel (The Comeups, Platter Pirates), & DJ TREW (Ground Lift Media). Live visuals by Killchnnl.
ill.Gates is a Toronto-based composer, performer and educator. Over the past 16 years, he has established a global fanbase and a reputation as one of the most dynamic electronic music artists around. He regularly tours across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Gates has headlined at such festivals as Burning Man, Shambala, the World Electronic Music Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. His first full-length release, Autopirate (Muti Music, 2008) charted and continues to sell strongly. His upcoming triple album The ill.Methodology and accompanying online course are highly anticipated. Gates was recently selected as one of the Next 100 by URB Magazine.
Many of his contemporaries cite ill.Gates as a key artistic influence and inspiration in their music. While on tour, Gates frequently teaches workshops to grateful and attentive audiences, in which he shares his highly effective approach to producing quality finished music as well as insights into the mentality and strategies necessary to succeed in the music business.
ill.Gates appears on: Muti Music, Amorphous Music/Child’s Play/Om Records, Addictech, Noodles, Innerflight, Low Motion, Made In Glitch, Tube10 & Chi Recordings.
ill.Gates next record will be released on BASSNECTAR’S label, Amorphus Music.
March 23rd, 2012
FACE MELT 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EXPLODER!
Reggie’s Rock Club
2109 S. State Street
10pm-2am, 18+, $15 presales
Produced in conjunction with Crowd Noize, Mac & Smash, Cosmic Lizzard, Fusicology, Frank151 / Chicago Riders, & Do312.
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