AEG, DDP & HTG Events will be hosting RARE in Orlando on Oct 15th 2016 at Central Florida Fairgrounds! Follow the link for event and ticketing information.
Sweden’s Carnage were spawned by the same small, close-knit scene which gave birth to Entombed in the late ’80s. Fueled by the booming death metal underground tape trading network, the group infused the lessons of American acts, like Death and Morbid Angel, with the sounds of British grind core exponents, like Napalm Death and Carcass, to create a somewhat unique niche all their own. Its membership in constant flux, the band’s early lineup included vocalist/bassist Johan Liiva Axelsson, guitarist Michael Amott, guitarist/bassist Johnny Dordevic, and drummer Jeppe Larsson. After two demos which were widely distributed in cassette form, the group recorded their only bona fide record, 1990’s Dark Recollectionswith new members, vocalist Matt Karki, guitarist David Blomqvist, and drummer Fred Estby. Such constant musician turnover proved too much to deal with, however, and the band disintegrated even before the album’s release. Amott moved on to greater fame with a long stint in Carcass, and laterArch Enemy and Spiritual Beggars. Dordevic briefly joined Entombed as lead vocalist, and most of the remaining band members formed Dismember.
Julian Scanlan, born 1997, is a Monstercat artist hailing from Mount Laurel, NJ. He worked with the psychedelic progressive pop band Deuteronomy from 2009 – 2012, playing bass on their debut album, The Propaganda of Deuteronomy,released in 2012.
Following his departure from Deuteronomy, Julian, under the alias of DJ Swoon, began to make some noise online with original works and remixes. A remix of OneRepublic’s If I Lose Myself and Rasta Pasta, a song collaborating with Sean Sauce, each got hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube.
He also was one half of the duo Monsters With Tiny Mustaches.
After deciding to start anew under a fresh moniker after the termination of the DJ Swoon soundcloud account, Julian quickly rose to stardom with his remix of Skrillex’s Killa. Putting a fresh twist on a classic feel of dubstep, Slushii is currently riding high, appearing on stage with Skrillex and Marshmello.
His debut album, Brain Freeze, was released in 2016 and soared up the iTunes EDM charts, peaking at #4.
Enigmatic masked DJ/producer Marshmello makes groove-oriented, synth- and bass-heavy electronic dance music. In the spirit of other masked DJs like Deadmau5 and Daft Punk, Marshmello (whose real identity remains a mystery) appears wearing a full-head-covering marshmallow mask. Despite the anonymity, Marshmello’s career blew up in 2015 when he began releasing tracks online, including remixes of Zedd’s “Beautiful Now,” Jack Ü’s “Where Are U Now,” and others. From there came shows at New York’s Pier 94, Pomona, California’s HARD Day of the Dead festival, and Miami Music Week. In 2016, Marshmello released a compilation of his previously released tracks, Joytime, which reached number one on a digital top electronic albums chart. Included on the album was the single “Keep It Mello,” featuring rapper Omar LinX. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi
Coming on the scene with a throwback style that betrayed his years, Pittsburgh-based rapper Mac Miller had just turned 18 when he spent 2010 making his name through mixtapes and video-sharing websites. Born Malcolm McCormick, Miller first used the alias “Easy Mac,” a name referenced on his debut mixtape, 2007’s But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy. His K.I.D.S. mixtape became his breakthrough when it was released in August of 2010, earning plenty of attention from hip-hop blogs and landing Miller a recording contract with Rostrum Records. Rostrum released his debut EP, On and on and Beyond, and his debut album, Blue Slide Park, in 2011. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The more experimental effort Watching Movies with the Sound Off followed in 2013, with left-field hip-hop names like Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, and Flying Lotus lending a hand. A year later he signed with Warner Bros. and launched his own imprint, REMember Music, under the major label. GO:OD AM followed in 2015 with Lil B, Chief Keef, and Miguel on the album’s guest list. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi
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