NATURAL SELECTION NYC Presents S.P.Y (Hospital Records)
‘NATURAL SELECTION NYC’
S.P.Y (Hospital Records | London)
2nd Natural Selection NYC appearance!
A producer who has a rich and significant history with Hospital, we have seen Brazilian born Carlos Lima a.k.a S.P.Y progress from rising talent to bonafide star in five short years before signing exclusively to the label in 2011. Since moving to London from Sao Paolo seven years ago, S.P.Y hasn’t looked back. Initially drawn to the city for its music and culture, S.P.Y soon settled in amongst the vibrant drum+bass scene here and found his home.With a background in DJing stretching back to the age of 12, his skills behind the turntables were already in place. While his friends played football, S.P.Y was more interested in watching DMC championship videos and finding ways to get himself heard, DJing everything from hip-hop to jazz to disco. Passionate about a wide range of music, his diversity is one of the defining characteristics of his sound. Developing his own brand of original dancefloor-friendly beats SPY’s ability to deftly flip between the deep and dark to uplifting and explosive anthems often catches the listener offguard. More recently S.P.Y has been flexing his considerable skills as a remixer with high-profile comissions for the likes of Deadmau5, Claude von Stroke, Zinc Ft. Ms Dynamite, Delilah as well as Hospital’s own London Elektricity. Having signed his first solo 12″ release “Black Flag” (MEDIC001) and “Ghost Ship” to sister label Med School in 2006 and 2007 respectively, S.P.Y went on to release on a wide selection of labels such as Spearhead, Soul:r, Metalheadz and Shogun Audio, before returning to the NHS fray with the anthemic “Turn The Lights Off” and grinding “Untold Future” in 2011.Currently working towards his debut artist album, this diverse and exciting producer will be on the radar of any discerning junglist as we enter 2012.
NATURAL SELECTION RESIDENT DJ’S:
(Driven AM | Natural Selection | Luv Disaster | Basswerk | NYC)
Representing New York City, Dave is a respected contributor to the North American Drum and Bass community. Owner of Driven AM, the premier North American DnB Artist Management, Record label, and Production company. Events coordinator and resident DJ for various NYC parties including part of the legendary NYC production team Direct Drive and recently part of the team presenting ‘Natural Selection’ in NYC. Dave has released music on Luv Disaster (alongside Dave Owen), Peer Pressure Recordings, Liquid Brilliants, Basswerk (alongside Sol.ID), Influenza Minus, Electronic River Recordings, and his own imprint Driven AM Recordings. His music is being supported by DB, Random Movement, TC1, Dstar, Stunna, Mixmaster Doc, Dave Owen, Kevin Focus, Submorphics, Calculon and many others. A Dj that has performed live more than 220 times in 13 States in the US as well as in Puerto Rico and Spain in the past 12 years alongside some of the biggest names in DnB, everyone from Goldie to High Contrast. In the last year Dave’s music has been heard on a Metalheadz Podcast, featured in a mix and interview with Knowledge Magazine, and coast to coast on Dave’s various US tours. Dave is a driven individual, whose passion for Drum and Bass shows in his music and live performance.
(Natural Selection | NY)
Born Adam Baker, son of a musically talented father and artist mother he was destined to be a great musician. Growing up listening to David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Thomas Dolby shaped his love for music at a young age. At the age of 16 Adam first heard Drum and Bass at a rave and wanted to replicate the energy and excitement he witnessed first hand. It wasn’t until years later when he had the opportunity to express it first by DJing. At the age of 20, he bought his first set of turntables and a mixer. Quickly learning and understanding the techniques of mixing music, a year later he was given the opportunity to play out. He knew all along that he wanted to create his own music and that being a DJ wouldn’t be enough to set himself apart from rest of the world. Little did he know, that a chance meeting in a neighborhood record store would launch his career as a producer. He didn’t stop at Drum and Bass but ventured into Hip Hop, R&B, Techno, House and everything in between. He doesn’t believe in being pigeonholing himself in one genre and always produces music by feeling and bpm. Currently he is working on multiple releases with Robert Manos in many different genres. Keep an eye out for him and these songs.
(Natural Selection | Fat Buddha | NYC)
tiger and deblase
drum & bass to make you dance
starting off your night
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY LOFT
70 North 6th
Brooklyn, New York
10:00PM – 4:00AM
+Presented by Natural Selection & Driven AM+
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Natural Selection is New York City’s premiere Drum & Bass event, dedicated to booking the best stateside and international talent. Since June 2011, we have hosted the following artists: A-Sides, Adred, Art Blakey III, ATP, Calculon, Cory James, Dara, Dave Shichman, dBridge, DJ Dust, DJ Marky, DJ Strife, DJ Seen, Goldie, Kemo MC, Loxy, Lynx, MC TRAC, Micah Chockley, Mousky, Paradox, Random Movement, Raw Q, Robert Manos, Sinistarr, S.P.Y, TankTop and The Upbeats
Upcoming Natural Selection Events
04/07/2012 – LOXY
04/21/2012 – PARADOX
05/19/12 – S.P.Y