Greetings Junglists! The Midwest received an early sting of Winter, but the NAP crew has some fire for the soul tonight to heat things up! Tonight’s feature includes Firecat 451, KYU-BIK, DJ Fate, and Hollow Point!
An avid producer, audiophile, and vinyl collector, who prides himself on a distinct quality of electronic music. His quote says it best:
Just me, my computer, and emotion I want to create. Not a dance floor I want to fill.
Kyu-bik delivers an exclusive treat in this bountiful barrage of beats. This mix is clearly a well thought out masterpiece. It’s got an atmospheric feel, littered with half time, percussive rhythms, and rounded out with plenty of solid bass lines. – Rin Tin, Dec 03, 2018
I very much enjoyed this mix and found it a perfect balance of Heavy bass vibes rolling in like waves. Intelligent and deep, yet with just the right amount of aggression!… NapCast #233
Ms. Fate is a multi genre veteran and brings us a DnB mix that couldn’t better express this! I always enjoy a set say when you get some more aggressive jump up nicely blended into liquid soul as well as other varieties. Like chocolate and peanut butter, different flavors blended beautifully! NapCast #269
From her Facebook Bio: DJ Fate began her music career in April of 2000 in Indianapolis. She got her first residency, mixing house music, in 2006 at Therapy Nightclub and Lounge with OnTrack (formerly SideTrack) promoting “PLUSH” on Thursday nights. Other residencies include Champagne Disco at Casba in Broad Ripple and Metro Nightclub on Massachusetts Ave in Indy. She has performed at many other venues in the city, including The Pavilion, Regions Tower, The Eiteljorg, The Patron Saint, Vogue, Talbott Street, Greg’s, Tini, and The Melody Inn. Fate has some festival experience as well. Most recently, on the main stage at Indy Pride. You can check out her mixes at: https://www.mixcloud.com/DeeJayFate/ Production was always something that piqued Fate’s interest, so she started to produce in 2015 with her first release on Guerrilla Noise Records in 2017. Currently, she has releases on Plain-Face Music (Chicago) and unreleased music on Soundcloud at: https://soundcloud.com/dj-fate
Additionally, she has been diligently producing yet again! A new EP set for release November 22nd!!!!…
Last week’s NapCast submission is a banger!!! Firecat 451 is a one man, multi genre, MC, DJ assault! Some serious work here!! Damn! NapCast #281
From his Facebook Bio: Firecat 451 is a multi-genre DJ, MC & producer doing live MCing during his own set, as well as booking to MC for other EDM artists.
In DJ mode, Firecat 451 brings sick dubstep with precision and power. Also in the line-up are impressive blends of jazzy and jackin’ house and electro music with tasteful notes of international flavor. Dance floors will rattle and clubbers will be lushly rewarded with perfectly chosen grooves. Firecat 451 also DJ’s Drum & Bass, in this mode, breakers, b-boys, and those who represent can’t help but to come front and center and show respect for the diligence and wicked track selection.
Add a microphone, wireless or otherwise and the party is off the chain. The vocals here are dynamic. Intricate swings between American street poetry and singing chorus’ reminiscent of Seal and Bob Marley. The plan is complete when Firecat 451 introduces original tracks into his mixes some of which are written especially for the event.
Here are a few artists that Firecat 451 has shared the stage with: Armanni Reign, Antiserum, A-Sides, Caspa, Crizzly, CRNKN, Doctor P, Datsik, Dieselboy, Downlink, DJ ICEY, Excision, Flux Pavilion, Funtcase, Kicks N Licks, Mayhem, MUST DIE!, Protohype, Skism, Skrillex, Terravita, Zomboy…. and thats just to name a few.
Firecat 451 has also hosted & performed in several elite events both public and private including; Ubahn Fest (year 1 & 2), Self Diploma’s Beats Music Festival (all years), Red Bull Thre3style, and RBMA (Red Bull Music Academy) Radio events, Vitaminwater Uncapped Live, Electric Forest 2012 VIP Village, Blood, Sweat & Bass Tour (2016 Indianapolis & Columbus), the #Freshlist (monthly event series), and many more.
A NAP DNB founder and admin, Chris aka Hollow Point, has had quite a dynamic DJ career to say the least, and delivers us a beautiful ride of deep Liquid with hypnotic percussion ambiguously threading through like a soulful ghost… NapCast #236
From his Facebook Bio: First exposed to the art of DJing after moving to The Windy City in 2006, Christopher Noland (aka DJ Hollow Point) found himself immediately enamored with the idea of spinning records. Most would be surprised to learn that the junglist actually traces his roots in electronic music to Chicago house, not drum & bass.
“A friend of mine was an old school house DJ, so I actually cut my DJ teeth on classic Chicago house records,” Hollow Point says as he reflects on his earliest memories learning the craft. “Labels like Dust Traxx and Moody Recordings, as well as artists like Paul Johnson, Barbara Tucker and Armand Van Helden were common on the 12″ records I’d use to learn the basics of DJing.”
It wasn’t long before he found his true calling: drum & bass.
“The best part about discovering drum & bass music was the fact that I had no outside influence on the matter; quite the opposite, actually. My friends begged me to stick with house music, but the rhythm and pace of drum & bass had already made its way into my subconscious.”
Just one year later DJ Hollow Point performed his first public set at the Eviction Notice rave in South Chicago Heights. He soon moved to Indianapolis to carve his place in the ranks of the great already-established DJs that ruled the city.
Since that summer, DJ Hollow Point has dedicated himself to pushing the limits of Indianapolis drum & bass, forever finding new ways to blend dubstep, drumstep, trap and moombahton into his own unique brand of deep, heavy drum & bass.
In 2008, Hollow Point began hosting a live weekly radio show called “Introspection” on internet station BoostFM.com. Hollow Point has shared the stage with acts such as Bare, LTJ Bukem, Dieselboy, Reid Speed, Terravita, Ana Sia, Zeds Dead, Forest Green, roeVy, DJ 3D, Figure and more.
Always striving to keep drum & bass relevant in Indianapolis, Hollow Point works hard to cultivate growth in the scene and support his fellow bass music DJs. Whether he’s educating the next generation on great music of the past or helping his stalwart fans to appreciate today’s most forward-thinking producers- count on DJ Hollow Point to deliver nothing but the best, every single time.
That’s a wrap for this week. Don’t forget DJ Fate’s release on November 22nd and check in at https://www.napdnb.com/ for tonight’s sets, the entire NapCast archive, event news, and more!