Come explore the eclectic lineup of Japanese DJs, quench your thirst at the beer garden, and stand out in exclusive limited edition merchandise. Get a taste of Tokyo’s underground scene within the distinctive flare of LA’s nightlife at the one destination you won’t want to miss out this summer. You must be 18 and older to travel within Neon District. All ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.
Neon District is made possible in association with Attack the Music.
- Performers: ☆Taku Takahashi, R3LL, banvox, TeddyLoid, Pa’s Lam System, and Massive New Krew
- When: Monday, July 3, 2017 / 8 PM – 2 AM
- Where: Main Events (Hall B)
As the rest of the world has finally begun to latch on to Jersey Club and barrel forward at the speed of light, original Brick Bandits crew member R3LL has long been running things in his native town Newark in New Jersey, helping to build awareness of his homegrown sound that The Fader lauded “the most deliriously entertaining dancefloor movement of the moment” and Thump, in a recent review of R3LL’s debut EP Directions, called “one of the most exciting happenings in all of dance music.”
As one of the pioneers and breakout stars of Jersey Club, R3ll initially gained recognition for his sophisticated, official remixes across Disclosure’s Latch (PMR), Cashmere Cat’s Rice Rain (LuckyMe), Lido’s Money (Pelican Fly), Hannah, Wants & Chris Lorenzo’s Signs (Ultra) and Keys N Krates’ Your Love (Dim Mak). R3LL’s highly anticipated, debut EP “Directions”, the inaugural release on the Brick Bandits label, showcased solid Jersey Club tracks such as Ponanay (chosen by Vice to soundtrack their documentary series on Jersey Club), alongside ground-breaking collaborations with Sinden and Riddim Commission, where Jersey Club came face-to-face with Bass and House for the very first time.
The media proclaimed nothing but love for Directions, with R3ll universally lauded as the crossover face of Jersey Club and high-profile tastemakers such as Diplo, Annie Mac, Cashmere Cat, Nina Las Vegas, Nick Catchdubs and Anna Lunoe showed enthusiastic support for the New Jersey wunderkind. 2016 has already brought releases with Big Dope P on Nest and with Sinden on Sweat It Out and more official remixes for Watch The Duck (Epic) and Drake (Cash Money). While headline tours across the US, Europe and Japan have further proved the rest of the world has begun to latch on to R3LL’s unique, experimental take on Jersey Club. Equally in demand are R3LL’s DJ mixes; he’s expertly blended Jersey Club into House, Bass and Trap for Nest, Thump, Insomniac, Triple J and Rinse FM. In addition, R3LL’s set for Boiler Room saw record-breaking live viewers, and his recent mix for BBC Radio 1Xtra even made the front page of The Fader. With everyone now hammering at the door to work with R3ll, he has some very exciting release plans for the Spring, soon to be announced. As Thump said “This dude is going places, good luck keeping up.”
banvox is a Japanese DJ/Producer from Tokyo. He started his career in 2010 while still in High-School, releasing original tracks and remixes on the internet. His first EP “Instinct Dazzling Starlight” was released under Surfer Rosa Records (UK) founded by the English DJ Tim Healey. The EP reached #2 in Beatport’s TOP 100 Releases chart, only kept from the top spot by deadmau5’s new release.
Onward the artist released remix’s such as Foreign Beggars ”Flying To Mars Banvox Remix” from deadmau5’s label mau5trap and MNDR “UBCL(Banvox Remix)” from ULTRA RECORDS etc. His tracks have attracted the attention of international superstars and dance music executives including David Guetta, Dirty Loud and the BBC Asian Network. Such recognition saw him featured as an emerging New Artist 2014 on iTunes (Pan Asia), and producing Google Android’s TV commercial song in 2015.
Every single and album he has released has reached #1 on the iTunes dance chart in Japan and concurrently he was able to become one of the most Shazamed artists in Japan. banvox currently revealed his first music video “Summer” and newly released “At The Moment EP”. In addition to producing, banvox regularly performs at various festivals and EDM events including appearances at Skrillex in Kyoto (Japan), ULTRA JAPAN 2014 main stage, ULTRA KOREA 2015, ULTRA EUROPE 2015, and one of Japan’s Biggest festival, FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL 2015.
Many artists love banvox sound and played his song at gigs and on the radio, like Porter Robinson, Madeon, Chain Smokers, Flux Pavilion etc. That shows just how extensive banvox’s talent reaches. banvox definitely has the potential to be an international dance music icon.
Formed by Javelin and Tachibana in 2008, they started producing full-time as Hardstyle track makers, they are still going strong today. Their high energy performances have graced the floors of Tokyo’s top clubs in Japan, including Shibuya WOMB, Club Asia, and Sound Museum VISION. They have firmly planted themselves as the headline unit for Hardstyle in Japan. They have collaborated with various producers worldwide including Psyko Punkz, one of the top producers in the Netherlands whom was rated in the top 100 originators of Hardstlyle in the popular publication DJ MAG.
Massive New Krew also produces their own record label under the name ‘Massive Circlez’. Massive New Krew has also been featured artists in Taito’s Groove Coaster series, Namco’s Taiko no Tatsujin, and Konami’s Beatmania IIDX and Sound Voltex, participating also in the popular doujin label HARDCORE TANO*C.
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