Elektro NYE brings you one of the heaviest line ups to hit Totara Street this year. After a massive year, we've picked out something special to hit the Mount with this New Years. From some of the best known Trap & Dubstep artists to NZ's favourite Bass House and Drum & Bass acts, we pushed further to land UK star Sub Zero with his legendary D&B history and bringing over Mood Swing & Chevy Bass from Ausi to bring in a new era of genre bending electronic bass music. Following up these Keytar stars, is NZs Denver based galactic funk star K+Lab. K+Lab has tackled a massive year hitting countless global festivals with Keytar in hand.
Prepare for an insane night of killer beats.
Headlining Elektro NYE
K+lab: Denver based, New Zealand born master of intergalactic funk, K+LAB, has been rocking dance floors and bringing the heat to the masses since he first burst onto the scene with his debut album "Spacedirt" in 2013. An ever-expanding galaxy of FUNK, K+Lab's sound is always absorbing and incorporating a seemingly endless array of influences and vibes – the head-nod aesthetic of hip-hop, the futuristic techniques of Glitch-hop and the fury of drum n' bass –all tied together by an orbital pull of all things funky.
Unlike anything else occupying the sonic landscape today, Armed with his signature keytar, K+Lab's incredible, live performances garnered high profile slots at some of the world's most lauded dance festivals like Oregon Eclipse,Electric Love, Shambhala Music Festival, Breakfest, Rainbow Serpent, NorthernBass and has seen him conquer dancefloors across over the globe includingU.S,Canada, Australia, Germany, France, UK, South America, and his native New Zealand.
Hold tight and get ready to have your booty galactified with the super sonic sounds of Captain K+Lab.
Sub Zero (Official Fan Page): Sub Zero, has been an unstoppable force within drum & bass for almost a decade. After building massive respect and connections within the scene as one half of acclaimed Geordie jump up duo G-Dub, his solo output since 2009 has seen Sub Zero smash out some of drum & bass’s most destructive releases, from his tear-out debut ‘Spin Doc’ to ‘Ooh Baby’, ‘Dodge City’ and of course, ‘Poon’.
Sub Zero has risen to become a major weapon on the Real Playaz/Ganja Records label, and his release schedule for 2011-12 went stratospheric. As Jake’s production diversified, breathing new styles and life into jump up with strains of dark & minimal drum & bass, praise has been rolling in from heads such as Metalheadz don Goldie, Shogun boss Friction and S.P.Y. His debut Bipolar EP on Real Playaz has fully unleashed the split-personality production of this versatile artist, reflecting a scene that has become stronger for its diversification over the last few years. It was 2011 that saw Sub Zero smash out his biggest track to date, ‘Poon’, nominated Best Track of the Year at the Drum&BassArena Awards. Its irresistibly dark but heavyweight style saw ‘Poon’ slammed into the set of pretty much every major DJ set of the season, as well as dominating the number 1 spots on Beatport, Drum&BassArena and Track It Down. Undeniably one of the weightiest dancefloor smashers to emerge from drum & bass in recent years, its B-side ‘Brighter Days’ smashed expectations with a soulful, deep take on the minimal roller.
With Sub Zero was voted DJ ravers most wanted to see at the world’s biggest drum & bass festival (Saint-Petersburg’s Pirate Station), and with every release he puts out going straight to the top of every download chart, Sub Zero’s massive popularity and fierce reputation as a producer isn’t slowing down anytime soon. And after the versatility and vision shown by his debut Bipolar EP, the scene had better watch out for Sub Zero’s next move.
Mood Swing & Chevy Bass: Mood Swing and Chevy Bass have cemented their spot as one Australia’s most exciting and entertaining live acts and undisputed party starters. The genre bending live electronic duo conduct their shows like ring masters of a circus, encouraging crowds to surrender their inhibitions to the rhythm and let loose their inner party animals.
Their unique brand of electronic bass music crosses over and infuses multiple genres while they live remix on the spot. Their trademark sets described as funky in the front and filthy in the back will take you on a journey, kicking off with ghetto funk and glitch infused party jams and flowing all the way though to filthy & fat house bass lines, all while adding their multi-instrumental skills to give each show a unique live flavour.
But it’s not only their music that has been getting bodies moving and chins wagging. With a penchant for theatrics each live show is crafted uniquely, featuring wailing keytars, electronic samplers, tribal percussion, banging horn sections, electric cello and dance floor aerobics…you name it, you’re sure to see it at a Mood Swing & Chevy Bass show.
Since their inception in 2015 they have entertained crowds across the globe in the United States, Canada, Europe and home in Australia, playing the likes of Boomtown Fair (UK),Burning Man (USA), Rainbow Serpent, Splendour in the Grass, Earth Frequency Festival, Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Subsonic just to name a few. They’ve shared the stage with artists like, Claptone, Chris Lake, Sevenn, Shapeless, Opiou & Funk Hunters
2019 saw the duo release their debut EP ‘Bring it on Down’ with Brazilian heavyweights, G Mafia Records
Jaycen A'mour: Hailing from a land renowned for its Drum & Bass, Jaycen A’mour has been quietly putting New Zealand on the EDM map with his electro and bass house productions. Support for his music ranges from EDM heavyweights, such as Hardwell, David Guetta, Afrojack, Jauz, Sander van Doorn, Zeds Dead, Wolfgang Gartner, Ephwurd and Cash Cash; to legends such as The Crystal Method, The Bloody Beetroots, Tommie Sunshine and many others in between.
While Jaycen’s productions have been finding their way into the hands of some of the biggest names in the business and onto labels that include Dyro's WOLV, Deorro's Panda Funk, Chuckie's Dirty Dutch, Thrive Music and Revealed Recordings; it’s his DJ sets where he truly shines: A broad spectrum, full flavor journey that transcends genre & bpm.
As a result, the Nite:Life award winning DJ has performed at festivals that include: Bay Dreams, Rhythm & Vines, Hidden, Summadayze, Our:House, Land of Dreams, Highlife, Deep Hard N Funky and clubs across three continents. Thus sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the business that include — Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, The Chainsmokers, Major Lazer, Skrillex, Jauz, Don Diablo, Valentino Khan, Habstrakt and Ghastly.
Twentytwo: Since the inception of Twentytwo they have played throughout Asia, Australia and the Pacific. As well as playing some of the biggest festivals in New Zealand, Bay Dreams, Ohakune Mardi Gras & BlueSky Fiji. Refining their skill has led them to be a “go-to” NZ support for some of the biggest names in the game such as:
Dimension / Friction / Culture Shock / Delta Heavy / Metrik / Drumsound & Bassline Smith / NERO / Mind Vortex / danny byrd / DC Breaks / DJ Phantasy / Matrix & Futurebound / The Prototypes / Fred V & Grafix / Macky Gee / Brookes Brothers / Teddy Killerz / Koven & a truck load more
2019 is set to be a massive year for these 2. Promising EP release, more appearances and overall more BASS!
Dreamer: Dreamer is a New Zealand based producer that mixes bass music with tribal & world influences. a local Hamilton producer is making huge waves in the international trap scene. Dreamer is beginning to write his place in the history books helping to define the sound of modern Trap with songs such as "Zulu" receiving international praise, recognition and hundreds of thousands of plays through Soundcloud. If you havn't seen Dreamer's sets at Bushdoof, Static or across NZ your in for a massive night. Keep an eye out for his latest collab creation Booty Brothers.
Mylky: One of the most promising young electronic artists within New Zealand with a Top 10 Dubstep Charts Placing and hitting out over 2million plays on Spotify for 2019. Mylky is one to watch for 2020 and we had to see that erratic arm dance once more for the end of the year.
Grommie: Grommie is another massive mover in the Dubstep & Drum & Bass market. She's no stranger to Ravelife having played at Elektro Hillz Music Festival and our Clubdoof Rewild series. Playing across the country this model / DJ is one to watch.
See you there.
DOORS 6PM - R18