The Madhatters Ball w/ Hudson Mohawke, esta. & Boi-1da

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DJ Dials, An-ten-nae, Trap City, HGMNY & 1015 Folsom present the 6th Annual Madhatters Ball


with support from
Mikos da Gawd / Ka$hmir
Mr Bill / Soohan / Goosteppa / Dov / Sixis
X&G / Spekt 1 / Tiger Fresh / Releece / ET-Y
Ultraviolet / Napsty / Le Swindle / Wolfbitch/ The Twerk Squad

Thursday September 8th / 9pm - 3am / 21+
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Hudson Mohawke -
Ross Birchard is the one of the most exciting record producers to come out of Scotland in the last ten years, seducing rap-heads and ravers alike with his neon-lit R&B and warehouse smashing low-end beats. Now, as the unlikely poster boy for a new generation of genre-mangling UK artists, he's touring his live festival & club shows across the globe & producing for chart- topping urban-pop names like Kanye West, Chris Brown and Azealia Banks.

Hip Hop has always been at Birchardʼs beating heart. A champion DJ by 15 he emerged in his late teens as Hudson Mohawke, a founding member of the record label LuckyMe at the creative nexus of Glasgow's electronic scene - a neo-noir comic book character determined to redefine the 'super producer': a role where the underground is the mainstream and the rule book fits in 140 characters or less.

He is certainly on course. HudMo, as he is affectionately known, quickly became Glasgowʼs secret weapon; signing album deals from early demos with the gold standard of electronic music Warp Records. Among the ranks of Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Squarepusher, Flying Lotus and fellow LuckyMe cohort Rustie, he continues to perfect his sound: classic soul samples siphoned through bombastic air horns, heart-aching top line melody floating above rattling half-time tempos. A truly modern artist belonging to true-hip hopʼs lineage, but equally inspired by the pop/soul hybrids of Quincy Jones. The main room happy hardcore rave and the deep, dark roots of techno are all viscerally acknowledged in this music - even at it's most pop.

Hudson Mohawke has been a name present in hotlists since his first LP outting 'Butter' back in 2009, but it appears 2012 is his brightest yet. New credits seem to emerge daily from the highest ranks of the majors. He's tasted the US Billboard charts with one of the yearʼs best received EPs as TNGHT (alongside Montreal's Lunice). With recent love from Rolling Stone, Fader, NME, Spin, The Guardian, Dazed, The Independent, Vice, Notion, XLR8R, Fact & many more - Hudson Mohawke maintains that holy ground between cult DJ and arena-smashing producer. He packs out shows from Shoreditch to SXSW causing avid moshpits and roadblock queues to a young, smart and open minded audience. Who else today unites the affections of Kanye West to Bjork, Just Blaze to Battles, Drake to Fourtet. This is no longer the hot name we're waiting for the world to catch up on - from the ground up to the top down people know Hudson Mohawke is ready to change the game.

Beats by ESTA. -
An open-minded and loyal supporter of all music philosophies, esta maintains zero barriers in his meticulous method of danceable, yet sexy music production and arrangement.

Based in Southern California and part of the Los Angeles-based Soulection imprint, esta is a rising star within the future music ecosystem, with a loyal, globally recognized support base.

In 2006, esta was introduced to the Fruity Loops music production software program by a close friend and says “my first beat took eight hours with no break in between and I’ve been hooked ever since”. Seven years and many Fruity Loops beats later, esta joined the Soulection family, moved to Los Angeles from his hometown of San Diego and subsequently began performing as a DJ/Producer around the world. In less than two years, esta reached the east coast of the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe and remains a staple in the Southern California music scene.

2013 marked esta's first appearances at both Coachella and the historic LOW END THEORY. Having played alongside acts like Gaslamp Killer, Sango, SOSUPERSAM, Mr. Carmack and Penthouse Penthouse, while pulling Inspiration from artists like Hudson Mohawke, Dilla, Cory Henry, 9th Wonder, Taylor McFerrin, M-Phases, D’Angelo, and Just Blaze, esta seamlessly fuses multi-dimensional genres into an atmospheric swing.

In 2015, esta released his etc. remix EP and continued his grueling touring schedule, with notable appearances at Circo, Applesap, Decibel and HARD Fest.

2016 marks the year of esta’s first official album release.

Boi-1da -
Boi-1da is undoubtedly one of Canada's most sought after producers for the 21st century. His sure-fire talent and proven ability to create hits have led him to the top of the ranks in an industry where nothing is guaranteed.

Born Matthew Samuels, the Scarborough native began producing at the age of 15. With no musical background but playing his keyboard and having a passion for music, he was unaware that his hobby in creating beats would soon become his career. An introduction to production software, Fruity Loops, allowed the young prodigy to heighten his skills and explore his creativity. It was not until 2006 that Boi-1da would showcase his talent to the city of Toronto when he entered Battle of the Beatmakers - Canada's Official Producer Competition. He mastered the competition, winning in different categories for three consecutive years and later went on to become an official judge.

Boi-1da's versatility when producing has led him to work with a broad spectrum of artists. His first single was a collaboration with Young Tony and Aristo on "East Meets West". Recognition through Battle of the Beatmakers then led him to partner with many of Toronto's own including Rochester, Richie Sosa, Andreena Mill and Point Blank. In 2008, 1da collaborated with Kardinal Offishall on his critically acclaimed album, Not 4 Sale, producing four major hits for the record. In the same year he produced G-Unit's "Red Light, Green Light". Much of Boi-1da's recognition as a producer has come from working with long-time partner, Drake. Having produced a countless amount of tracks for the rapper including the co-produced hit song, "Replacement Girl", it was inevitable that he would go on to produce the number one hit "Best I Ever Had" off of Drake's latest mixtape, So far Gone. His production catalogue now also includes the likes of Young Buck, Outkast and many more to come as his career takes flight.

From humble beginnings to a skyrocketing career as a producer, Boi-1da is just getting started. He is currently working with various artists both domestically and internationally, in genres from hip-hop to pop. At 21, Boi-1da has become the epitome of what a producer should be, working for his success and inspiring generations to come.


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