October 22: Version Dancehall/Dubstep/Soundsystem Party @ Holocene | Free Before 10!


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From our partners at Holocene:

VERSION: A Dancehall/Dubstep/Soundsystem Party

TIME: 9:30pm
COST: $5.00 day of show

FREE before 10! Featuring special guest DJG, the SF-based dubstep mastermind!

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dean J. Grenier aka DJG landed in the world of Dubstep in 2007 with his first 12″ “Shadow Skanking” b/w “Joyful Sound” on Narco.Hz. Immediate support on Rinse FM and in the clubs from DJ's like N-Type propelled DJG to the forefront of American dubstep producers early in his career. DJG's production style is richly melodic, emotive while full of groove and energy. Recognized early on for a more dubwise sound, DJG's recent productions have revealed an evolution in his music, getting deeper into bass-heavy, tech-drenched, soulful tracks like the much-anticipated February '09 release “Bunker” b/w “Apophenia” on Tube10, “The Gate” b/w “Obsessed” on Lo Dubs and “Avoid The Noid” b/w “Duality” on Pushing Red. DJs ranging from Mary Anne Hobbs, N-Type, Joe Nice, Pinch, Headhunter, LD, Quest, Skream, RSD, 2562, Djunya, Random Trio and many more have been supporting DJG's recent and forthcoming releases on labels Wheel&Deal, Transistor, Pushing Red, Warm Communications amongst others. When DJG gets behind the decks, his passion for the music he plays is obvious. His enthusiasm for the deeper side of dubstep and his affection for dance floor selections makes each set a spontaneous combination of the highs and lows that the sound has to offer.

E3 co-hosts the long distance marathon that is Atlas at Holocene and rocks the bells alongside the Various crew. He ran BSI, Portland's own Dub imprint and is a member of the legendary Systemwide.

Monkeytek co-hosts Various, Portland's long running Dubstep night (established 2006) and searches the globe for tunes to release on the Lo Dubs label. In early 2010, he launched Version to showcase the rootical elements of Dubstep. He's played alongside such note-worthies as Kode9 & Spaceape, Scientist, Alter Echo, Lloop, Daega Sound and of course with his pals Ryan Organ & Jon A.D..

Lincolnup is a versatile and veteran party rocking dj and a co-founder/resident of Bubblin, a sublime monthly dance party in Portland, OR that features the freshest and latest in garage, funky, tropical, house, and dubstep sounds. He's performed with talents as diverse as Starkey, Jeff Samuel, Dj Godfather, Storm Large, Dj Assault, Drop The Lime, Tittsworth, Holy Sons, Roska, Reggie Watts, and many other luminaries. His soulful, dynamic, and carefully selected dj sets span across a wide range of regional bass musics.

VERSION builds on the solid foundation set by VARIOUS, Portland's premier Dubstep Dance party (established 2006) and brings the vibes uptown to Holocene. With an emphasis on the Dancehall elements inherent in Dubstep music, Version expands the ideas of what Dubstep is, was and can be. For us, it's about hearing great bass music on a top quality sound system and having a great time.

Check out the October Cap mix by Monkeytek here!