Silver Wrapper, Jam and React announce that Pretty Lights Music Label artist Gramatik will bring his new Nikola Tesla influenced stage design, appropriately dubbed "The Coil", to Chicago for the first time at The Riviera Theatre on Saturday, February 23, 2013 with West Coast dubstep rising star Minnesota! Gramatik has always been an early adopter. It began at the age of 3, when his mother would catch him glued to the radio in his older sister’s room, checking out the cassette tapes with American funk, jazz, soul and blues. He started making his first beats on an early PC by the time he was 13, and soon the kid from Portoroz, Slovenia figured out how to harvest the power of free file sharing to build a following throughout the US & Europe. Tracks spread, hype grew, tours followed, and before long his digital persona forged the initial inroads into the US market, landing him both a label and an agency.
When you see Christian Bauhofer after the sun goes down, you will find the smiling DJ/producer assuming his party crushing alter-ego, Minnesota. The Santa Cruz local recently released his new EP, Altered States, available as a FREE DOWNLOAD and featuring collaborations with Grizzly J and Zion I. This EP is more dance-floor oriented than his previous work, embracing higher energy and a more bass driven sound, while still maintaining melodicism. Staying true to his own sound is far more important to Minnesota than just playing banging dubstep, keeping his fans coming back for more. Minnesota packs so much soul and melody into his music which ranges from dubstep to trap / hip-hop to even some glitch hop.
Doors @ 8:00pm. Show @ 9:00pm. Ages 18+.
Tickets go on sale at Silver Wrapper Ticketing at Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10:00am!
Check this video recap of the Denver debut of "The Coil":