DJs often begin as avid record collectors, much as orchestra conductors often start out as people who just have a ton of French horns lying around. See passion at work with this GrouponLive deal to BassicK Elements at ROWDY. For $15, you get one Silver Deluxe VIP ticket, granting all-night admission at an express entrance and two nonalcoholic drinks on Monday, March 11 (a $40 value). The concert starts at 2 p.m. SXSW ticketholders receive free admission to the event before 10 p.m.
Sponsored by Dubstep.net, BassicK Elements drops the beat at Karma Lounge until the early hours of the morning. A lineup of scratchers and remixers from all over the globe keep the 21+ crowd moving until 2 in the morning, the mandatory bedtime for all records.
Kill Paris: The LA-based headlining act of the night boasts a stamp of approval from Skrillex, Flux Pavillion, and A-Trak
gLAdiator: This DJ/production duo’s aggressive aesthetic draws inspiration from one of their greatest passions outside of music—the Lakers
Sazon Booya: Hailing from New York City, Mr. Vega and DJ SAV unleash their beat-heavy moombahton, which combines danceable house with thudding global sounds
Amine Edge & DANCE: “The Bad Boys of Marseille” rock like Napoleon Bonaparte with a combination of Amine Edge’s house beats and DANCE’s hip-hop skills
Sound Remedy: Producer Sound Remedy credits his musical aspirations to his parents, both members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Knight Riderz: Edmonton musician who started out in drum-and-bass now transcends genre while being influenced by both jungle and hip-hop
Worthy: DC’s rave scene got Worthy moving when he was a young man, an influence he shows in his ‘80s-tinged jams
Dov: The one-man dynamo that powers Muti Music, Dov has collaborated with ill.Gates, An-ten-nae, and Funk Monsta
LeDoom: This Texas producer’s distinctively dark and ominous sound inspired the name of his signature genre, doombahton
ill-esha: Combining original beats, glitch edits, and live vocals, ill-esha has headlined with the likes of Dieselboy, VibeSquaD, and De La Soul
Team Bayside High: This Chicago duo started out in metal and display their knack for unusual remixes of tracks such as Pantera’s “Walk”
Nexus: At 19 years old, this young Floridian revels in bass-heavy, hummable melodies
Joe Mousepad: Joe Mousepad’s low-key compositions often incorporate arcade-like bleeps, bloops, and game-over sounds
# # # (Pound Pound Pound): The pair has been spinning for years, but 2012 marked the beginning of their career in creating original music