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Friday22 March 2013

Gramatik (USA) Live with K-Lab

at The Hunter Lounge - Victoria University, 19 Kelburn Parade - Union Hall, Central Wellington
Dirty Ol' Knights and Junkfood proudly present all the way from New York City....

✖ G R A M A T I K ( U S A ) Live ✖

"He earned nominations for “Best Chill Out Artist” and “Best Chill Out Track” at the 2010 awards, and 3 best track awards at the 2012 Beatport Music Awards. More recently, after posting a clever remix of Zeppelin's “Stairway to Heaven”, he shot to number 1 on HypeMachine in a matter of hours, and has been since appearing in the site's 'popular' top 10 chart with every new release. Within the US, it’s been a huge year of growth for Gramatik, performing at festivals across the US and alongside labelmate Pretty Lights, including epic sold out shows at Red Rocks."


K+LAB (NZ) - LIVE

Plus local support by El Pasko and Micah


Tickets Available from Dash Tickets, Cosmic Corner & the VUWSA Reception at Victoria University.


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.
Gramatik landed on US soil as a fully formed artist who knows how to do things his way. He signed to a label, Pretty Lights Music, that gives all of its music away for free, which went hand in hand with his own philosophy about ''freeing music by making music free''. Soon after, he scooped up his hometown crew and moved to Brooklyn, NY. Alongside Gramatik, the multimedia collective known as Dream Big features guitarist and producer F.A.Q, video director and filmmaker Anze Koron and graphic and web designer Martin Kenjic, with whom he has been friends since they were kids, sitting in a small town on the Adriatic coast, dreaming of breaking out into the wide world beyond. Now’s the time.

Of his new record #digitalfreedom Gramatik says, "My new EP bares the title #digitalfreedom. As an artist that based his entire career on the platform of free file sharing, I'm dedicating it to the fight against severe internet censorship bills we've been hearing about so much in the past months. Bastards have been trying to cripple the internet on a global scale with bills like ACTA/SOPA/PIPA and I'm sure there's more of them coming, so this one goes out for spreading awareness! Reject them all, they will never stop the sharing, the Internet is our realm, DIGITAL FREEDOM!"
With over 100,000 tracks sold on Beatport, topping all kinds of genre charts, Gramatik has clearly matured into a world-class producer. He earned nominations for “Best Chill Out Artist” and “Best Chill Out Track” at the 2010 and 3 best track awards at the 2012 Beatport Music Awards. More recently, after posting a clever remix of Zeppelin's “Stairway to Heaven”, he shot to number 1 on HypeMachine in a matter of hours, and has been since appearing in the site's 'popular' top 10 chart with every new release. Within the US, it’s been a huge year of growth for Gramatik, performing at festivals across the US and alongside labelmate Pretty Lights, including epic sold out shows at Red Rocks. This summer promises even more high-profile appearances, including gigs at Lightning in a Bottle, Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Wanderlust and many
more.


✖ K+LAB ✖

Combining his love for block-rockin hip-hop with skull shaking basslines and soul stirring funk, the K+Lab sound is a party rocking mother-ship full of musical booty. K+Lab live takes you on an eclectic odyssey through the underground swamps of bass music, with a set that’s laden heavy with his exclusive bootlegs, remixes and original tunes. Sampling everything from jazz, to Howlin’ Wolf, to De La Soul and Sedge Warbler he will leave you pleasantly disoriented as he drops brick after brick in to your earholes! It is this bass-heavy uniqueness that has seen him become an in demand performer throughout Australasia, consistently smashing up the dancefloor in clubs,theatres and festivals

Having now rocked Canada, Australia and New Zealand K+lab is set on taking his show, his cape, his lazers and his killer party vibe around the rest of the globe.


This event is R18

YES! A mini festival is just what the doctor ordered, with over 2 weeks of music, parties, workshops, guest speakers and fun times this March.
“YES!” is a fresh take on the usual student orientation and we are very excited to provide a series of events that are aimed at truly orientating new and not so new students to Wellington and all that our great little city has to offer!
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